Obituaries

Mary Ellen Scochin

Mary Ellen Scochin, 73, a resident of the Forest City Nursing Facility, and formerly of Scott Twp., died Wednesday, May 6, 2020, due to complications of COVID 19. Born in Scott Twp., she was the daughter of the late George and Ann Skwish Konecny, ...

John Graziul


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John "Norm" Graziul, 87, a resident of Lawrenceville, NJ, and formerly of Dickson City, died Monday, May 4, 2020, at the Capitol Health Center, Hopewell, NJ.  He was preceded in death by his wife the former, Geraldine Yezierski. Born in Dickson C...

Judith A. Zorbas

Judith A. Zorbas, 73, Clarks Summit, died Friday, May 1, 2020, at  Allied Skilled Nursing Facility, Scranton. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late John Sr. and Ann Sidorovitz Gustave, and she was a member of St. Peter’s Cathedral,...

Theresa Popovich Rolka

Theresa A. (Popovich) Rolka, 83, a former resident of Montdale, passed away on Monday, April 27th, 2020 at Mountain View Care Center. She was the wife and soulmate of John Paul Rolka, who passed away in September 2018, with whom she shared 58 years o...

Elizabeth "Betty" Vitvitsky

Elizabeth "Betty" Vitvitsky, 89, passed away on April 26, 2020, at the Lackawanna Health and Rehab Center.  She was the widow of John Vitvitsky, who died August 12, 2002. Born November 6, 1930, in Dickson City.  She was the daughter of the late ...

Joseph J. Kaminski

Joseph J. Kaminski, 77, a resident of the Dunmore Health Care Center, and formerly of Dickson City, died Saturday morning April 18, 2020, at the center. Born in Peckville, he was the son of the late Joseph and Helen Mozdziock Kaminski, and he was ...

Patricia Paulish

Patricia Paulish, of Dickson City, died Thursday, April 16, 2020, at Allied Hospice.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Peter Paulish Jr.  He died on August 10, 2012. Born in Dickson City, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Mary ...

Thomas C. Fawzon


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Thomas C. Fawzon, 68, of Archbald, passed away on Wednesday, April 15, 2020, at Regional Hospital of Scranton, after a long illness.  He is survived by his wife, the former Linda Botelho. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Peter Sr. and...

Dolores Henrietta Bachak

Dolores Henrietta Bachak, 83, formerly of Mayfield, Jermyn, and most recently of Applewood Acres, Clarks Summit, died Monday, April 6, 2020, at Allied Skilled Nursing Facility, Scranton. Born in Mayfield, she was the daughter of the late Joseph an...

Dennis Sowinski

Dennis Sowinski, 88, passed away April 5, 2020, surrounded by his family. Dennis was born on March 31, 1932, to the late Frank and Sophie Zelewski Sowinski of Dickson City. He graduated from Dickson City High School and owned and operated Sowinski...

Henry Buza


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Henry “Hank” Buza, 79, of Dickson City, passed away at Allied Hospice in Scranton, on April 4, 2020, after a long illness. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Charles and Helen Yescavitz Buza, and he was a member of St. Mary’s Visit...

Stanley B. Chmielewski

Stanley B. Chmielewski, 90, of West Chester, PA, and formerly of Dickson City, passed away on Thursday, April 2, 2020.  He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Diane Chmielewski, West Chester. Born in Dickson City, he was the son of the late John...

George J. Yashinski

George J. Yashinski, 87, of Scott Twp., formerly of Throop passed away peacefully Thursday, March 26, 2020, at the Linwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Scranton.  He was preceded in death by his wife Philomena T. Cerra Yashinski, who died Febr...

Margot Glodek

Margot Glodek of Dickson City passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at home. She was born March 12, 1937, in Munstereifel, Germany to Stephan and Marguerite Versoven Martin. She came to the United States in 1956 after marrying her husband, Myron G...

Thomas Dobreniecki


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Thomas P. “Zeke” Dobreniecki, 74, of Dickson City, died Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at the Hospice of the Sacred Heart Inpatient Unit, Dunmore.  He is survived by his wife, the former Ellen Hamilton Dobreniecki. Born in Dickson City, he was th...

Ernest J. Manning


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Ernest J. Manning, 94, of Dickson City, died on Sunday evening March 22, 2020, at Allied Skilled Nursing Facility, Scranton, PA.  He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Gloria Keegan.  She died on January 22, 2003. Born in Dickson City...

Eileen A. Baldassini Rossi Forgione

Eileen A. Baldassini Rossi Forgione, 93, of Dickson City, died Sunday morning March 15, 2020, at home surrounded by her loving family.  She was preceded in death by her first husband, Lawrence Rossi who died August 5, 1954, and her second husband, A...

David Walter Matechak

David Walter Matechak, 49, of Savannah, GA, passed away on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at Memorial Medical Center, Savannah.  He is survived by his wife, of seventeen years, Cherise Matechak. David was born on April 24, 1970, in Scranton, and he w...

Nancy J. Armbruster

Nancy J (Richards) Armbruster, 83, of East Scranton passed away Monday morning, March 9, 2020, at Regional Hospital. Her husband, Larry J. Armbruster Jr. preceded her in death in 2004. Born in Dunmore, she was the daughter of the late Rowland and ...

Ronald P. Yagelski


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Ronald P. Yagelski, 86, of Dickson City, died Monday, March 9, 2020, at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Hospital, Plains Twp.  He and his wife, the former Joan Remick celebrated 62 years of marriage. Born in Scott Twp., he was the son of the late Paul a...

Eric P. Kovaleski

Eric P. Kovaleski, 40, of Dickson City, died upon arrival at Geisinger Community Medical Center, Scranton on February 29, 2020.  He is survived by his wife, the former Kelsey Andrews. Born in Scranton, he was the son of Robert and Nancy Taylor Ko...

Eugene Nelson


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Eugene Nelson, 75, of Jermyn, died Friday, February 21, 2020, at Allied Hospice.  He is survived by his wife the former, Carol Ann Gliniecki. Born in Olyphant, he was the son of the late Bernard and Marie Murray Nelson, and he was a member of St....

James Soya

James Soya, of Dickson City, died peacefully at Moses Taylor Hospital, Scranton on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, at the age of 63 after a brief battle with lung cancer.  He is survived by his wife, Barbara Szumski Soya. James was born on January 25...

Raymonde Stepien

Raymonde Stepien, 94, of Olyphant, died Tuesday morning at the Lackawanna Health and Rehab Center, Olyphant.  She was preceded in death by her husband, John Stepien who died February 20, 1990. Born in Valence, France, she was the daughter of the ...

Carl S. Adamski


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Carl S. Adamski, 85, of Dickson City, died Friday morning February 14, 2020, at home.  He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Stasia Shalkowski Adamski. Born in Dickson City, he was the son of the late Stanley and Catherine Chmielewski Adamski, ...