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Diane R. Karavitch (Jones)

July 2, 2022

Diane R. Karavitch, 58 of the Hudson section of Plains Township, passed away Saturday morning, July 2, 2022 at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township. Born in Wilkes-Barre, she was the daughter of Thomas and Ann (White) Jones of ...

Kristyn M. Baczmarga

June 29, 2022

Kristyn M. Baczmarga, 37 of Harding, passed away Wednesday afternoon, June 29, 2022 at Allied Hospice, Wilkes-Barre. Her parents are Gregory and Barbara (Carey) Baczmarga of Harding. According to Kristyn’s wishes, funeral services will be private...

Kristyn Baczmarga

June 29, 2022

Kristyn M. Baczmarga, 37 of Harding, passed away Wednesday afternoon, June 29, 2022 at Allied Hospice, Wilkes-Barre. Born in Plains Township, she was the daughter of Gregory and Barbara (Carey) Baczmarga, Jr. of Harding. Kristyn was a graduat...

Mary H. Krubitzer (Stegonshek)

June 25, 2022

Mary H. Krubitzer, 76 of Nanticoke, passed away Saturday morning, June 25, 2022 at her home. Born in Nanticoke, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Dorothy (Price) Stegonshek. Mary was a graduate of Hanover Area High School and Luzerne ...

Carol A. Bucknavage (Maier)

June 24, 2022

Carol Ann Bucknavage, 70, passed away on Friday, June 24, 2022, as the result of a car accident in her home state of Pennsylvania. Carol was born on October 5, 1951 in Wilkes Barre, PA. Carol was the fourth of five children born to the late Clare...

Mary Ann O'Donnell (Merkel)

June 23, 2022

Mary Ann O’Donnell, 73 of Wilkes-Barre, passed away Thursday afternoon, June 23, 2022 at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township. Born on June 21, 1949, she was the daughter of the late John J. and Daisy (Roth) Merkel, Sr. Ma...

Richard D. Hine

June 19, 2022

Richard D. Hine, 25 of the Miners Mills section of Wilkes-Barre, passed away Sunday, June 19, 2022 at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center after becoming ill at his home. Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was the son of Jeffrey Hine and Rosalie Chismar ...

Bruce D. Smith

June 19, 2022

Bruce D. Smith, 68 of Wilkes-Barre, passed away Saturday evening, June 19, 2022 at Allied Services Meade Street, Wilkes-Barre, due to complications from the COVID-19 virus. Born November 3, 1953, he was the son of the late Thomas W. and Margaret (...

Irene M. Dragon

June 13, 2022

Irene M. Dragon, 62 of Larksville, passed away Monday morning, June 13, 2022 at Allied Services Hospice Center Wilkes-Barre. Irene was born January 30, 1960 in Edwardsville, PA, the daughter of the late Stanley and Annette M. (Butch) Dragon. I...

Armand "Ducho" Lepore, Sr.

June 11, 2022


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Armand “Ducho” Lepore, Sr., 90 of Plains Township, passed away Saturday morning, June 11, 2022 at his home with his family by his side. Born in the Hudson section of Plains Township, he was the son of the late John and Adeline (Semenza) Lepore...

Mary Ann Cerza (Gilroy)

June 11, 2022

Mary Ann Cerza, 70 of Yatesville, passed away Saturday evening, June 11, 2022 at her home. Born in Pittston on October 19, 1951, she was the daughter of the late William F. and Naomi B. (Roche) Gilroy. Mary Ann was a graduate of St. John the Ev...

Carl F. Swoboda

June 10, 2022


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Carl F. Swoboda, 81 of Plains Township, passed away Friday morning, June 10, 2022 at his home with his family by his side. Born in Plains, he was the son of the late Joseph and Josephine (Slabinski) Swoboda. Carl was a graduate of Plains Memori...

Melody J. Landi (Williams)

June 9, 2022

Melody J. Landi, 55 of Plains Township, passed away Thursday morning, June 9, 2022 at her home with her family by her side. Born in Wilkes-Barre on June 12, 1966, she was the daughter of the late Malcolm and Christine (Hontz) Williams. Melody w...

Mary B. Wincek

June 9, 2022

Mary B. Wincek, 93 of the Irishtown section of Plains Township, passed away peacefully Thursday morning, June 9, 2022 at Allied Hospice Meade Street, with her family by her side. Born in the Hudson section of Plains on March 27, 1929, she was the ...

Barbara Brunhoelzl (Gazdowicz)

June 8, 2022

Barbara A. Brunhoelzl, 81 of Courtdale, passed away Wednesday morning, June 8, 2022 at her home after a courageous battle against Leukemia. Born in the Miners Mills section of Wilkes-Barre on July 28, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Bronisl...

Joseph W. Lapinski

June 8, 2022

Joseph W. Lapinski, 90 and formerly of Bear Creek Township, passed away Wednesday evening, June 8, 2022 at The Gardens at Orangeville, Orangeville, PA. Born in Kingston on November 18, 1931, he was the son of the late Walter and Bridget (Haddick) ...

Kyla Lin Pavia

June 1, 2022

Kyla Lin Pavia, infant daughter of Brian and Amy (Shanahan) Pavia of Moosic, passed away 1 day after her birth on June 1, 2022 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA. Kyla was able to share her brief life for 34 hours with her loving parents. ...

Denise Atcavage (Meyer)

May 31, 2022

Denise (Meyer) Atcavage, 75 of Plymouth, passed away Tuesday morning, May 31, 2022, at Kingston Health Care Center. Born in Wilkes Barre, she was the daughter of Melvin & Kathryn (Snee) Meyer. She was a graduate of St. Mary’s High School, Wi...

Patrick R. O'Brien, Sr.

May 28, 2022


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Patrick R. O’Brien, Sr., 80 of Wilkes-Barre, passed away Saturday morning, May 28, 2022 at his home. Born in Plains Township, he was the son of the late Terrance P. and Helen (Holbrook) O’Brien, Sr. Patrick was a graduate of James M. Cough...

David B. Gibson

May 20, 2022

David B. Gibson, 55 of Kingston, passed away Friday, May 20, 2022, at his home. Born in Ford City, PA, he was the son of the late John J. and Jane F. (Crum) Gibson. Dave was a graduate of James M. Coughlin High School, Wilkes-Barre, and was cur...

Michele Urban (Bieble)

May 18, 2022

Michele Urban (Bieble), 62 of Wilkes-Barre, passed away Wednesday evening, May 18, 2022 at her home with her family at her side. Born in Wilkes-Barre, she was the daughter of the late Leonard W. and Anna Marie (Cook) Urban. Michele attended Jam...

Annette R. Bieda

May 18, 2022

“It Takes a Big Heart to Help Shape Little Minds” Annette Bieda, 62 of Fulshear, Texas and McNeill Elementary School passed away May 18, 2022 at Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital in Katy Texas. They say s...

Kathleen M. Schall (Badera)

May 9, 2022

Kathleen Badera Schall, 85, of Plains Township, passed away Monday May 9, 2022 at Riverstreet Manor, Wilkes-Barre, where she had been a resident for 4 years. Born in Larksville on December 19, 1936 she was the daughter of the late Wasil and Marth...

Alice Zaley (Melnyk)

May 5, 2022

Alice Zaley, 96 of Wilkes-Barre, passed away Thursday morning, May, 2022 at River Street Manor Nursing Center, Wilkes-Barre, were she had been a resident. Born August 26, 1925 in Plains, one of eleven children born to Ukrainian immigrants, the lat...

Yolanda Mariani (Giuli)

May 5, 2022

Yolanda Mariani, 94 of Hollywood, Florida, and formerly of Plains, Pennsylvania, passed away Thursday, May 5, 2022 at Vista Inpatient Unit at Broward Health Medical Center, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Born in Plains, she was the daughter of the la...

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