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Sophie Veronica Babinski

Sophie Veronica Babinski, formerly of Dickson City, passed away peacefully on January 7, 2019 at Hillsborough County Nursing Home in Goffstown, NH, at the age of 98. She was born on April 21, 1920 in Dickson City, PA. Sophie was a lifelong member ...

Eleanore L. Lisowski

Eleanore L. Lisowski, 94, a resident of Dickson City, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, at Hospice of the Sacred Heart on Thursday January 3, 2019, after a brief illness. Born in Dickson City, she was the daughter of the lat...

Wanda T. Glodek

Wanda T. Glodek, 91, of Dickson City, died Monday at Allied Hospice, Scranton. Born in Dickson City, daughter of the late Jan and Bronislawa Stachowicz Glodek, she was a lifelong member of St. Mary's Visitation Church, Dickson City. Wanda was a gr...

Walter Szewc Jr.

Walter Szewc Jr., 76, a lifelong Dickson City resident, died Thursday December 20, 2018 at Geisinger Community Medical Center, Scranton, after a brief illness. Born in Peckville, he was the son of the late Walter Sr., and Anna Mesick Szewc, and he...

Maria Peters

Maria Peters, 79, a Dickson City resident, died Monday morning December 17, 2018 at Allied Skilled Nursing Facility, Scranton.  She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Thomas Peters, Dickson City. Born in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, she was ...

Peter Sashko


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Peter Sashko, 89, of Scott Twp., died Saturday morning at home, surrounded by his loving family.  He is survived by his wife, the former Dolores Smith. Born in McAdoo, he was the son of the late Peter and Anna Lotash Sashko, and he was an active ...

William Rutkowski


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William E. Rutkowski, 61, of Dickson City, died Saturday December 15, 2018 at the Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore, after a brief illness. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late William and Delores Soboleski Rutkowski, and he was a membe...

John "Yaz" Mackrell

John J. “Yaz” Mackrell, 56, of Dickson City, died Thursday December 13, 2018.  He is survived by his wife, the former, Patricia Sabot. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late James and Mary Rafalo Mackrell, and he was a member of St. Mar...

Trudy Kay Ellis

Trudy Kay Ellis, 71, of Davenport, FL, formerly a longtime resident of Waverly, NY passed away Tuesday afternoon December 4, 2018, at Moses Taylor Hospital, Scranton surrounded by her family. Born September 8, 1947 in Camden, NJ, she was the daugh...

Lorraine Malewich

Lorraine Malewich, Dickson City, died Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at Lehigh Valley Hospice, Allentown. Born in Peckville, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Pearl Zablocki Szpara, and she was an active member of St. Mary’s Visitation Chur...

Angelo "Sonny" Ambrosecchia


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Angelo “Sonny” Ambrosecchia, 82, of Olyphant, died Sunday evening November 18, 2018, at the Gardens of Green Ridge, Scranton.  He is survived by his wife the former Mary Colachino. Born in Dunmore, he was the son of the late Joseph and Mary R...

Romayne T. Romanowski

Romayne T. Romanowski, 90, of Dickson City, died Thursday morning November 15, 2018 at Lackawanna Health and Rehab Center, Olyphant. Born in Dickson City, she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Helen Orlevitch Leschinski, and she was a lifel...

Capt. Walter A. Hoffman


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Capt. Walter A. Hoffman, retired Scranton Fire Department, died Wednesday November 14, 2018 at Green Ridge Nursing Facility, Scranton.  He is survived by his wife of 65 years the former, Jean Shumaker. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late...

Ann L. Kobierecki

Ann Laura Kobierecki, 94, of Dickson City, Pa entered into the arms of our Lord on Thursday, Novemeber 1, 2018, The Feast of All Saints at the Hospice of the Sacred Heart. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, John. Born in Philadelphia...

Marjorie Poklemba

Marjorie Poklemba, of Olyphant, passed away peacefully at the Hospice of the Sacred Heart, on Sunday morning October 21, 2018 with her loving daughter by her side.  She was the wife of the late John Poklemba with whom she shared 52 years of marriage...

Elizabeth Betty DeFazio

Elizabeth “Betty” DeFazio, 97, formerly of Dickson City, died Tuesday October 9, 2018 at the home of her sister and caregiver Marion Romanosky, Throop.  She was preceded in death by her husband, William T. DeFazio.  He died September 6, 2004. ...

Arthur E. Manuel

Arthur E. Manuel, 76, died Tuesday afternoon at the Green Ridge Health Care Center in Scranton. His loving wife of 56 years, JoAnn Amico Manuel, was by his side. Born in Ickesburg, PA, Art was the son of Frank and Virginia Powell Manuel. A residen...

John Rolka


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John Paul Rolka, 89, a former resident of Montdale, PA, died on Friday, September 28th, 2018 in his home at Mountain View Care Center. He is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Theresa A. (Popovich) Rolka. He was born in Dickson City, PA and wa...

Peter C. Skierski


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Peter C. Skierski, 92, Manville, NJ died Wednesday September 26, 2018, at home.  He is survived by his wife,  Dolores Kulas Skierski. Born in Dickson City, he was the son of the late Helidor and Stella Grzelecki Skierski.   He was a graduate of...

Marion Badryka

Marion Badryka, 85, a resident of Lackawanna Health and Rehab Center, Peckville, and formerly of Dickson City, died on Tuesday September 25, 2018 at the center. Born in Dickson City, she was the daughter of the late Basil and Frances Kuranda Badry...

Dante L. Pambianco


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Dante L. Pambianco, 92, of Charlottesville, VA, formerly a long-time resident of Dickson City, PA passed away early Monday morning September 17, 2018, at RoseWood Village in Charlottesville, VA.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Lottie Wisniews...

Genevieve Yazdzik

Genevieve Yazdzik, 89, of Archbald, died Friday September 7, 2018 at Hospice of the Sacred Heart Inpatient Unit, Dunmore.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony Yazdzik who died February 8, 1983. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter...

Sophie Stefursky

Sophie Stefursky, 94, a resident of St. Mary’s Villa Residence, Elmhurst and formally of Dickson City, died peacefully at the Hospice of the Sacred Heart Inpatient Unit, Dunmore, on Thursday, September 6, 2018.  She was preceded in death by her hu...

Andrew Michalczyk


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Andrew Michalczyk died Thursday September 6, 2018 at the age of 94.  He dedicated his long, benevolent life to the care of his family, to the service of his country, and to commitment of his faith.  He was a most devoted caregiver to his beloved wi...

Rose Marie Stachacz

Rose Marie Stachacz, 89, a resident of the Gino Merli Veterans Center, Scranton, and formerly of Dickson City, died Friday August 17, 2018 at the center.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Alex J. Stachacz, who died March 27, 201...