Obituaries

David Nicholson

David Nicholson, 60, of Dickson City, died on Monday, July 25, 2022, at home.  He is survived by his wife Jennifer Swingle Nicholson. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Richard Lloyd and Janice Ann Baker Nicholson.  He attended Springf...

Helen Kolenda

Helen Kolenda, 93, of Dickson City, died on her birthday Thursday, July 21, 2022, at the Scranton Health Care Center, Scranton.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Kolenda.  They were married 60 years at the time of his death on March...

Stanley J. Borden

Stanley J. Borden, 64, of Springbrook Twp., died Tuesday, July 19, 2022, at Geisinger Community Medical Center, Scranton.  He is survived by his wife Cheryl Luongo Borden. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Stanley A. and Ann Germeak Bo...

Barbara Valtos

Barbara Valtos, 73, of Scott Twp., died on Monday, July 11, 2022, at the Gino Merli Veterans Center, Scranton.  She was preceded in death by her husband, John “Johnnie” Valtos.  They had been married 43 years at the time of his death. Born i...

Audrey S. Gorrick

Audrey S. Gorrick, 74, of Fleetville, died peacefully Thursday morning at the home of her daughter in Fleetville. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Beatrice Purdy Scripp.  She was educated in the Dunmore School Dist...

Leonard J. Chesnaky Sr.


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Leonard J. Chesnaky Sr., 82, of Dickson City, died on Tuesday morning at the Mountain View Care Center, Scranton.  He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Dolores Berta Chesnaky. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late John and Catherine Kil...

John D. Buckshon Jr.


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John D. Buckshon Jr., 86, of Olyphant, died on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, at the Allied Services Rehab Hospital, Scranton.  He is survived by his wife of 64 years Sandra Wyszynski Buckshon. Born in Jessup, he was the son of the late John and Mary ...

LeeAnn M. Krawczyk

LeeAnn M. Mericle Krawczyk, 54, of Dickson City, died at home on June 28, 2022. She is survived by her husband of 37 years Jeffrey Krawczyk. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late John and Lois Byron Mericle and was a member of St. Mar...

Theresa Scott Korczakowski

Theresa Scott Korczakowski, 93, of Olyphant, died Wednesday June 1st, 2022, at Moses Taylor Hospital, Scranton. Born in Throop, she was the daughter of the late John and Stella Szczepanska Yablonski and was a member of St. Mary’s Visitation Chur...

Ann Anastasia Sheruda

Ann Anastasia Sheruda, of Scott Twp., died Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at the home of her son in Dalton.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael Sheruda.  He died on July 19, 2015. She was the daughter of the late Louis and Josephine Fal...

Margaret Coveleskie-Saslo

Margaret Coveleskie Saslo, 96, of Dickson City, died Monday morning, May 23, 2022, at the Green Ridge Care Center, Scranton.  She was preceded in death by her first husband Dickson City Mayor Stanley Coveleskie, and her second husband, Joseph Saslo....

Mary Lou Rzeszewski

Mary Lou Rzeszewski, 86, of Dickson City, died Thursday, May 19, 2022, at Geisinger Community Medical Center, Scranton.  She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Ronald Rzeszewski. Born in Dunmore she was the daughter of the late, Michael and ...

Jameson Michael Robinson

Jameson Michael Robinson, the infant son of Jennifer Marcano and James Robinson, died upon delivery at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital on Saturday, May 14, 2022. In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister, Brieya Robinson; his maternal g...

James F. Clifford Sr.


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James F. Clifford Sr., 77, of Scranton, died Thursday, May 12, 2022, at the Regional Hospital of Scranton. He is survived by his wife, Gay Huthmaker Clifford. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Joseph and Dolores Sholl Clifford. He was a...

Erwin Schmitt

Erwin “Smitty” Schmitt, 96, of Scott Twp., died Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at the Regional Hospital of Scranton, of COVID-19.  He is survived by his wife Lillian Kozlosky Schmitt. They would have celebrated 69 years of marriage in July. Born in...

Michael Kula

Michael Kula, 97, of Dickson City, died Tuesday morning May 10, 2022, at home.  He was preceded in death by his wife the former Josephine Przywara. Born in Dickson City, he was the son of the late Michael and Anna Anesko Kula, and he was a lifelo...

David Belsky


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David Joseph Belsky, 70, of Wilkes-Barre passed away Tuesday morning at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Diane Klaproth Belsky. They had celebrated 33 years of marriage. Born in Hanover, he was the son of the late Michae...

Algird "Al" Aukscunas


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Algird "AI" Aukscunas was born in Scranton and passed away peacefully on April 17, 2022, just weeks before his 89th birthday. Al resided in the "Plot" section of Scranton throughout his life and was the son of the late Alex Aukscunas and Florence ...

Vincent D. Burney Sr.

Vincent D. Burney Sr., 63, of Jefferson Twp., died Sunday, May 1, 2022, at home.  He and his wife the former Susan Pavlowski, celebrated their 39-wedding anniversary on April 16, 2022. Born in Carbondale, he was the son of the late, Domenica Gill...

Elaine D. King

Elaine King, 85 of Scott Township, passed away peacefully Saturday at Allied Hospice and Palliative Care. Her husband of 63 years is Howard King. He was her devoted caregiver over the last two years of her illness. Born in Detroit Michigan, she wa...

Carol Ann Nelson

Carol Ann Gliniecki Nelson, 74 of Jermyn, died Tuesday, April 12, 2022, at home surrounded by her family.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Nelson. He died on February 21, 2020. Born in Peckville, she was the daughter of the late ...

Chester Anuszewski


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Chester Anuszewski, Jr. of Peckville, PA passed away early Saturday morning with his wife, Loretta, of 52 years by his side. He was 84 years old. Chester was proceeded in death by his parents, Chester Sr., and Nancy Anuszewski (Matechak) of Dickson C...

Margaret Pascavage

Margaret Pascavage, 92, of Scott Twp., died on Saturday, April 2, 2022, at home.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, John Pascavage, who died on March 13, 2003. Born in Olyphant, she was the daughter of the late George and Ther...

Martha DePietro

Martha DePietro, a resident of Olyphant, died Thursday morning at the home of her daughter.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Claudio DePietro.  He died on June 15, 2020. Born in Prompton, she was the daughter of the late Le...

Joanne Michlowski

Joanne Michlowski, 95, a Dickson City resident, died Tuesday, March 22, 2022, at the Hospice of the Sacred Heart Inpatient Unit, Dunmore. She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael J. Michlowski who died September 19, 1997. Born in Olyphant...