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Joseph B. Pilarcik, Jr.

November 21, 2022

Joseph B. Pilarcik, Jr., 71 of the Hilldale section of Plains, passed away Monday morning November 21, 2022 at Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA with his family by his side. Born in Plains, he was the son of the late Joseph B. and Rose ...

Steven A. Florio

November 18, 2022

Steven A. Florio, 53, passed away on November 18, 2022. Steven was born in Drexel Hill, PA, to Robert and Harriet Florio. He attended Pennsylvania School for the Deaf and Model Secondary School for the Deaf. Steven went on to receive his BS in Acc...

Allan J. Katsock

November 17, 2022

Allan J. Katsock, 78 of Laflin, passed away Thursday afternoon, November 17, 2022 at Kingston Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Kingston, PA. Born in Plains Township on November 5, 1944, he was the son of the late Michael and Alice (Hatkow) Katso...

Lois C. Isopi (Palute)

November 16, 2022

Lois C. Isopi, 79 of Mountain Top, passed away Wednesday afternoon, November 16, 2022 at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Born in Wilkes-Barre Township, she was the daughter of the late William and Susan (Drozda) Palute. Lois was a graduate o...

Fred H. Krueger

November 15, 2022


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Fred H. Krueger, 95 of Laurel Run, PA, passed away peacefully, Tuesday morning, November 15, 2022 at the home of his daughter Gretchen. Born on September 28, 1927 in Passaic, New Jersey, he was the son of the late Fred Herman and Emma (Sask) Krueg...

Shawn T. Skelly

November 11, 2022

Shawn T. Skelly, 55 of Lansdale, passed away unexpectedly, Friday evening, November 11, 2022 at Pocono Lake, PA. Born in Edison, New Jersey, he was the son of Janice (Brennan) Skelly of Lansdale and the late Dr. Basil J. ‘Bud’ Skelly. Shawn...

Dorothy A. Corcoran (Magdalinski)

November 10, 2022

Dorothy A. Corcoran, 80, of Pittston passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 10, 2022, at Partridge-Tippett Nursing Home with her loving family by her side. She was born in Plains on May 25, 1942, to the late Anthony J. and Mary E. (Kovalick)...

Vincent G. Miskewicz

November 7, 2022


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Vincent G. Miskewicz, 89, of Wilkes-Barre, passed away Monday November 7, 2022 at Allied Services Meade Street Skilled Nursing, Wilkes-Barre, PA. Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was the son of the late Vincent and Blanche (Krum) Miskewicz. Vince was a...

Alice M. Baran (Delaney)

November 3, 2022

Alice Delaney Walsh Baran, 80 of Wilkes-Barre Township, passed away Thursday morning, November 3, 2022 at her home. Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Florence (Brannigan) Delaney. Alice was a gradua...

Charles Obeid

November 2, 2022


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Charles Obeid, 86, of Plains, owner of Sheehans Pharmacy, Plains, passed away peacefully Wednesday, November 2, 2022, surrounded by his family. Born in Wilkes-Barre, PA on September 14, 1936, he was the son of the late Abraham and Jennie (Solomon)...

Barbara A. Smith (Glycenfer)

October 29, 2022

Barbara Alice Smith, 87, of Wilkes-Barre, went home to the Lord on Saturday morning, October 29, 2022. She died peacefully at her home surrounded by her family. Born in Wilkes-Barre on March 30, 1935, she was the daughter of the late William and A...

David W. Skaff

October 29, 2022

It is with great sadness we announce David W. Skaff, 63 of Lancaster, Pennsylvania passed away at home on October 29th, 2022, with his loving wife by his side. Dave was born September 9, 1959, to the late Wadih and Loretta (Moses) Skaff, of Plains...

Jolyne L. Smith (Gibbon)

October 28, 2022

Jolyne L. Smith, 84 of Plains Township, passed away Friday evening, October 28, 2022 at her home with her son at her side. Born in Wilkes-Barre on July 2, 1938, she was the daughter of the late John and Marie (Lucarino) Gibbon. Jolyne was a gra...

Regina Burcha (Rydzfski)

October 27, 2022

Regina “Mickey” Burcha, 95 of Plains Township, and a longtime resident of Georgetown, passed away Thursday evening, October 27, 2022 at Allied Services Hospice, Meade Street, Wilkes-Barre, with her daughter Cindi at her side. Born in the Georg...

Simon W. Ceprish

October 27, 2022


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Simon W. Ceprish, 92 of Laflin, passed away Thursday morning, October 27, 2022 at the VA Medical Center, Plains, PA. Born in Clarence, PA, on February 23, 1930, he was the son of the late Simon and Mary (Krushnowski) Ceprish. Simon was a United...

James "Francis" Herbert

October 24, 2022

James “Francis” Herbert, 81, musician, singer, songwriter, story-teller, recording artist, inventor, jokester and beloved brother, uncle and brother- in-law passed on to the Kingdom of our Lord in Heaven on October 24, 2022, after courageously ba...

James J. Hivish

October 24, 2022

James J. Hivish of Plains Township, passed away suddenly Monday evening, October 24, 2022 at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township. Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was the son of the late Leo and Ana (Chastek) Hivish. Jim attended J...

David J. Shemanski

October 23, 2022

David J. Shemanski, 91 of West Pittston, passed away peacefully on Sunday morning, October 23, 2022 at Allied Services Meade Street Residence, Wilkes-Barre. Born in West Wyoming on May 22, 1931, he was the son of the late John and Julia (Gamble) S...

Walter M. Barcheski, III

October 21, 2022

Walter M. Barcheski, III, 58 of Tunkhannock, passed away Friday afternoon, October 21, 2022 at Allied Services Hospice, Meade Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA. Born on July 24, 1964 in Kingston, PA to the late Walter M. and Bernice I. (Barber) Barcheski, ...

William A. Kashula

October 12, 2022


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William Anthony Kashula, 83 of Plains Township, passed away Wednesday afternoon, October 12, 2022 at River View Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Plains. Born on September 9, 1939 in Nanticoke, he was the son of the late Joseph & Nellie (Niemiec) K...

John E. Grzymski

October 12, 2022


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John E. Grzymski, 87 of Wilkes-Barre, and formerly of Nanticoke, passed away Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at Allied Services Center City, Wilkes-Barre. Born in Nanticoke on April 6, 1935, he was the son of the late Ignatz and Mary (Romanowski) Grz...

Marie "Ree Ree" Rossi

October 8, 2022

Marie “Ree Ree” Rossi, 61 of Wilkes-Barre, passed away Saturday afternoon, October 8, 2022 at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township. Born in Plains Township, she was the daughter of the late Anthony J. and Ruth M. (Yanulavag...

Maggie K. Rackleff

October 7, 2022

It is with the deepest of sadness that we announce the passing of Maggie Katherine Rackleff, 28, on October 7, 2022. Born on January 4, 1994 on Edwards Air Force Base, California, Maggie was the daughter of Keith (& Angela) Rackleff of Dallas ...

Siobhan Million Huck

October 3, 2022

Siobhan Million Huck, 42, of Cranberry Township, PA, passed away early Monday morning, October 3, 2022, at UPMC Shadyside. She was the loving wife of Jonathan D. Huck and mother of Crosby J. Huck, her “guardian angel.” Born in Wilkes-Barre, sh...

Carolyn A. Vrabel (Purta)

September 30, 2022

Carolyn A. “Cor” Vrabel, 86 of Plains Township passed away Friday morning, September 30, 2022 at Allied Services Center City, Wilkes-Barre. Cor was born in Wilkes-Barre on November 11, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Frank J. and Wanda ...

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