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William R. Fries

May 19, 2017


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William R. Fries, 92 of Westminster, passed away Friday, May 19, 2017 at The Gardens at East Mountain, Plains, PA. Born in Duryea, he was the son of the late William and Myrtle (Scott) Fries. Bill was a graduate of Tunkhannock High School, and ...

Darryl Irving Kemp

May 10, 2017

Darryl Irving Kemp, 23, of Wilkes-Barre, passed away Wednesday May 10, 2017. Born in Kingston, he was the son of Wesley Kemp Jr. of Noxen and Aida Encarnacion of Puerto Rico and Step-Mother Nina Kemp. Darryl was a graduate of Elmer L. Meyers Hi...

Carol Ann Komensky (Sabatini)

May 5, 2017

Carol Ann Komensky, 73 of Wilkes-Barre, passed away Friday afternoon, May 5, 2017 at Penn Hospice at Rittenhouse, Philadelphia, PA. Born in Wilkes-Barre, she was the daughter of the late Vincent & Johanna (Javick) Sabatini. Carol was a graduate...

Holly A. St. Clair

May 5, 2017

Holly A. St. Clair, 24, a graduate student at Shippensburg University, passed away suddenly Friday, May 5, 2017 from complications of diabetes. Born in Wilkes-Barre, she was the daughter of Andrew and Laura (Stanski) St. Clair, Plains. Holly wa...

Elizabeth L. Bempkins (Verdini)

May 1, 2017

Elizabeth L. Bempkins “Abigail”, 87, of Kingston, died May 1, 2017. Born in Plains, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Nora (Fillippini) Verdini. Betty was a graduate of Plains Memorial High School, Class of 1947, Wilkes-Barre Bu...

Beverly J. Jones (Hoffman)

April 28, 2017

Mrs. Beverly J. Jones, née Hoffman, of Dallas, Pennsylvania, died Friday, April 28th, 2017. She was 90 years old. Beverly was born on Thanksgiving Day on November 25th, 1926 in Wilkes-Barre to William Hoffman and Jean Johnson (Hoffman). She wed ...

Pearl T. Fabbrini (Snarski)

April 26, 2017

Pearl T. Fabbrini, 91 of Laflin, passed away Wednesday evening, April 26, 2017, with her daughters by her side at the United Methodist Homes, Wesley Village Campus, where she had been a resident for the past seven years. Born in Wilkes-Barre, she ...

Catherine "Kay" Thornton (Gallagher)

April 23, 2017

Kay Thornton, 86, West Pittston, passed into the loving arms of our Lord on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the daughter of the late Thomas and Madelyn (Merrick) Gallagher. Kay was a graduate of St. Mary...

Mary Alice Paraschak (Drew)

April 22, 2017

Mary Alice (Drew) Paraschak, 66 of Wilkes-Barre, passed away Saturday morning, April 22, 2017 at her home with her Husband and her Mother by her side. Born in Plains she was the daughter of Mary (Binker) Drew of Plains and the late Hugh Drew who p...

M. Patricia Barbacci (Hudanick)

April 22, 2017

M. Patricia Barbacci, nee Hudanick, 87, died on April 22, 2017, surrounded by her daughters at the Windsor Colonies Assisted Living Center in North Canton, Ohio. She was born on October 16, 1929 in Wilkes-Barre to the late Margaret Mulligan Huda...

Stanley J. Janis, Jr.

April 20, 2017


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Master Sgt. Stanley J. Janis, Jr., 75 of Mountain Top, passed away peacefully Thursday evening, April 20, 2017 at Mountain Top Healthcare Center, after a long illness. Stanley was born in Wilkes-Barre, the son of the late Stanley and Anna (Gozikow...

Stanley B. Szafran

April 18, 2017


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Stanley B. Szafran, 69, a life-long resident of Henry Street, Plains, passed away peacefully Tuesday, April 18, 2017, surrounded by his family, after heart complications at Thomas Jefferson Hospital, Philadelphia. Born in Plains on December 16, 19...

Eleanor R. Janeski

April 16, 2017

Eleanor R. Janeski, 92 of Laflin, passed away Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017 at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains, PA. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Felix and Rose (Pietralczyk) Janiszeski. Eleanor was a graduate...

Robert Murawski

April 8, 2017

Robert Murawski, 71 of Plains Township, passed away Saturday evening, April 8, 2017, at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Born in Plains, he was the son of the late Stanley & Mary (Papala) Murawski. He was a graduate of Plains Memorial High Sc...

Bernard E. Chaback

April 5, 2017


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Bernard E. Chaback, 88 of Plains Township, passed away Wednesday morning, April 5, 2017 at the United Methodist Homes, Wesley Village Campus, Jenkins, Twp., PA. Born in Exeter, he was the son of the late Andrew and Anna (Krulock) Chabak. Bernar...

Ann M. Presciutti (Nardone)

April 3, 2017

Ann M. Presciutti, 92 of the Parsons section of Wilkes-Barre, departed this earth Monday morning, April 3, 2017 from Mercy Center, Dallas. Born in the Old Boston section of Jenkins Township, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Raefulucia (...

Patricia A. Mazzatosta (Reagan)

March 25, 2017

Patricia A. Mazzatosta, 79, beloved wife, mother and grandmother entered into eternal peace on Saturday, March 25, 2017, at home. Patricia was born in Niagara Falls, NY on May 25, 1937, the daughter of the late John and Pearl (Allen) Reagan. He...

Lucy M. Monte

March 23, 2017

Lucy M. Monte, 86 of Wyoming, passed away Thursday evening, March 23, 2017 at the United Methodist Homes, Wesley Village Campus, Jenkins Township. Born in Wilkes-Barre, she was the daughter of the late Nazzaro and Leonarda (Potenza) Monte. Lucy...

Mary Ann Bonita (Peduto)

March 19, 2017

Mary Ann Bonita 62, of Wilkes-Barre, passed away Sunday evening, March 19, 2017 at the Inpatient unit of Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore, PA. Born in Wilkes-Barre, she was the daughter of the late John and Ruth (Brown) Peduto. Mary Ann wa...

James J. O'Donnell

March 16, 2017

James J. O’Donnell, 70, of Wilkes-Barre, passed away Thursday morning, March 16, 2017 at his home. Born in the Miners Mills section of Wilkes-Barre, he was the son of the late Joseph and Kathryn (Mantush) O’Donnell. Jim was a graduate of J...

Dorothy E. Kostelnick (Partash)

March 16, 2017

Dorothy E. Kostelnick, 73, of Plains, died Thursday morning, March 16, 2017 at Timber Ridge Nursing Center, Plains Township. Born in Wilkes-Barre, she was the daughter of the late John and Josephine Partash Jr. Dorothy was a graduate of Wilkes ...

John J. Baran, Jr.

March 13, 2017


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John J. Baran Jr, 82, of the Parsons section of Wilkes-Barre, passed away Monday evening, March 13, 2017 at in inpatient unit of Celtic Hospice, Geisinger South Hospital, Wilkes-Barre. Born in the Miners Mills section of Wilkes-Barre, he was the s...

James M. Baloga

March 8, 2017


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James M. Baloga, 83 of Lehman Township, passed away Wednesday morning, March 8, 2017 at the inpatient unit of Celtic Hospice, Geisinger South, Wilkes-Barre, after a courageous battle against Lymphoma. Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was the son of the la...

Helen L. Rakich (Hiskar)

March 8, 2017

Helen L. Rakich, 94, of Laflin, PA, and formerly of Elmira, New York, passed away Wednesday evening, March 8, 2017 at River Street Manor Nursing Home, Wilkes-Barre, PA. Born in Edwardsville, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Hilla...

Mary E. Schartzer (Bomboy)

March 4, 2017

Mary E. Schartzer, 74, of Nanticoke, passed away March 4, 2017 at Birchwood Nursing Center, Nanticoke. Born in Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Marjorie (Rhodes) Bomboy. Mary was a graduate of Forty Fort High School and...