Obituaries

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Anthony J. Astolfi

Anthony “Tony” J. Astolfi, 64, of Dickson City, died Wednesday October 28, 2015 at Regional Hospital of Scranton after being stricken ill at home. He is survived by his wife the former Elaine Mazur. They had been married 34 years. Born in S...

Danielle M. Vandervort Mark

Danielle M. Vandervort Mark, 51, of Carbondale died Monday evening October 26, 2015 at the VNA Hospice Unit at Geisinger Community Medical Center, Scranton. She is survived by her husband, Thomas R. Mark. Born in Scranton and raised in Dickson Cit...

Thomas M. Stanko

Thomas M. Stanko, 74, of Scott Twp., died Saturday October 24, 2015 at the Carbondale Nursing Center, Carbondale. He is survived by his wife the former, Sandra Yazdzik. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Andrew B. and Margaret Grinevich ...

John Makowski


Veteran
John "Mos" Makowski, 93, passed away on Friday October 9, 2015 at the Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore.  He was a resident at the Gino Merli Veterans Center, Scranton. Born in Dickson City on October 18, 1921, he was the son of the late John ...

Dr. Chad Joseph Gretzula D.M.D.

Dr. Chad Joseph Gretzula, DMD, 43, of Malvern, PA died Saturday October 3, 2015 at home. He is survived by his wife the former, Rebecca Duvall. They had been married 7 years. Born in Scranton, he was the son of Leona Gretula, FL and the late Micha...

Rita Rose Mazaika

Rita Rose Mazaika, 86, of Dickson City, died Friday September 25, 2015 at Green Ridge Care Center, Scranton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony A. Mazaika, who died April 21, 2007. Born in Peckville, she was the daughter of the late...

Patricia A. Visbisky

Patricia A. Visbisky, 76, of Tampa, FL died Tuesday morning September 22, 2015 at Florida Hospital, Tampa. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Robert Visbisky Sr. Born in Peckville, PA she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Mildred (Bu...

Anna M. Spadell Panenko

Anna Marie Panenko, formerly of Dickson City, passed away peacefully with her loving family at her side, at Geisinger CMC on Sunday, September 20, 2015. She was the widow of Pennsylvania State Police Corporal Edward S. Panenko, who passed away in 198...

William Moskwa

William "Willie" Moskwa, 86, of Olyphant, died September 7, 2015 at the Lackawanna Health Care Center, Sturges. Born in Olyphant, he was the son of the late Alex and Sandra Showchuk Moskwa and he was a member of All Saints Orthodox Church, Olyphan...

Irene Prorock

Irene Prorock, 88, of Dickson City, died Sunday morning September 6, 2015 at the VNA Inpatient Unit at Geisinger Community Medical Center, Scranton. Born in Dickson City, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Rose Dombrowski Sadowski, and sh...

Rita Elaine Kurmas

Rita Elaine Kurmas, 83, of Dickson City, died Sunday evening August 30, 2015 at Hospice Community Care, Dunmore. Born in Dickson City, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Helen Shortz Kurmas and she was a member of St. Mary’s Visitation ...

Eleanor Bonczkiewicz

Eleanor Bonczkiewicz, 82, of Scott Twp., died Saturday evening August 29, 2015 at Geisinger Community Medical Center, Scranton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard Bonczkiewicz, who died in 1995. Born in Dickson City, she was the dau...

Bernice Boyko

Bernice Boyko, 79, of Dickson City, passed away at Geisinger Community Medical center on Friday, August 28, 2015. Bernice met her soul mate Robert Boyko and married on September 20, 1958. They were blessed with 57 years of marriage. Born in Dickso...

Theresa S. Lick

Theresa S. Lick, 88, of Scott Twp., went to be with the love of her life, her husband Joseph on Friday, August 28, 2015 at Regional Hospital of Scranton. Her husband Joseph Lick died July 30, 1991. Born in Dickson City, she was the daughter of the...

James J. Miskowski

James J. Miskowski, 84, of Dickson City, died Tuesday August 25, 2015 at the Regional Hospital of Scranton. He is survived by his wife the former, Geraldine Libudziewski. Born in Dickson City, he was the son of the late Joseph and Pearl Kanetski M...

Charlotte M. Roche

Charlotte M. Roche, formerly of Old Forge, passed away on Wednesday August 19, 2015 surrounded by her family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Roche. Born in Germany, on November 29, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Walter an...

Anthony C. Lukasik Sr.

Anthony C. Lukasik Sr., “Luke”, 68, of Dickson City, died Sunday morning July 26, 2015 at Regional Hospital of Scranton. He is survived by his wife the former Linda Michael Lukasik. They would have celebrated 14 years of marriage in August. Bo...

Michael Sheruda


Veteran
Michael Sheruda, 92, of Justus, died Sunday morning  July 19, 2015  at home. He is survived by his wife the former Ann Walinger. Born in Dickson City, he was the son of the late Luke and Ksenia Pronko Sheruda and he was a member of St. Mary’s ...

Doris Benko

Doris Benko, 82, of Dickson City, died Sunday evening July 19, 2015 at the Lackawanna Health and Rehab Center, Sturges. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard Benko who died in 1995. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Fr...

Regina J. Boyarsky

Regina J. Boyarsky, 87, a resident of Scott Township, died peacefully Friday morning July 17, 2015 at home with her family at her side. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Leo Boyarsky, who died September 9, 2003. Born February 20, 1...

Thomas J. Kraky

Thomas J, Kraky, 61, of Scott Township, passed away Sunday July 12, 2015  surrounded by his loving family after a heroic 2-year long battle with multiple myeloma. His wife of 34 years is Danette M. Witko Kraky. Born in Harrisburg on July 4th, 1954,...

Mary Norma Yazinski

Mary Norma Yazinski, 79, of Olyphant, died Thursday morning July 9, 2015 at VNA Hospice at Geisinger Community Medical Center, Scranton. She was preceded in death by her former husband, Lawrence Yazinski. Born in Olyphant, she was the daughter of ...

Henry F. Srebro


Veteran
    Henry F. “Nick” Srebro, 87, a lifelong resident of Dickson City died Monday July 6, 2015 at Mountain View Care Center, Scranton. He is survived by his wife the former Lorraine Janus. They had celebrated 57 years of marriage. ...

Genevieve "Jean" Bylinski

Genevieve “Jean” Bylinski, 102, a lifelong resident of Dickson City, died July 6, 2015 under the care of Asera Care Hospice. She was preceded in death by her husband Zigmund J. Bylinski who died August 23, 1985. Born in Dickson City, she was t...

John A. Kobierecki


Veteran
John A. Kobierecki, 89, of Dickson City died Wednesday July 1, 2015 at home. He is survived by his wife the former Ann Santone, daughter of the late Ernest and Laura Santone of Philadelphia. They would have celebrated 65 years of marriage on August 1...