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John D. Stawasz

August 23, 2023

John “Jack” D. Stawasz August 23, 2023   John “Jack” David Stawasz, 67 of Plains Township, went home to the Lord on Wednesday, August 23, 2023, following a long battle with chronic disease. Born in Nanticoke on September 15, 1955...

Bernadine V. Lizza (Magdalinski)

August 17, 2023

Bernadine V. Lizza August 17, 2023   Bernadine V. Lizza, 83 of Yatesville, passed away Thursday afternoon, August 17, 2023 at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital after a long courageous 20-year battle against vascular dementia. Born in Pla...

Ethel Ferraro (Dini)

August 11, 2023

Italia “Ethel” Ferraro August 11, 2023   Italia “Ethel” Ferraro, 98 of Plains Township, was called home to be with her Lord and Savior, Friday evening, August 11, 2023 at her home with her family by her side. Born in Pittston, PA...

Arthur S. Hakim

August 8, 2023


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Arthur S. Hakim August 8, 2023   Arthur S. Hakim, 82 of Plains Township, passed away Tuesday evening, August 8, 2023 at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital with his family by his side. Born in Plymouth, he was the son of the late Arthur Si...

Maureen L. Miller (James)

August 7, 2023

Maureen L. Miller August 7, 2023   Maureen Lucille Miller, age 81, of Brooks Estates in Pittston was called home to God on Monday evening, August 7, 2023, following a brief battle with lymphoma. Maureen was born in Wilkes-Barre on August...

Robert A. Rodzinak

August 6, 2023

Robert A. Rodzinak August 6, 2023   Robert A. Rodzinak, 52 of Jenkins Township, passed away Sunday evening, August 6, 2023 at his home. Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was the son of Robert Rodzinak of Wilkes-Barre, and the late Patricia Ann (K...

James J. Gavin

August 5, 2023


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James J. Gavin August 5, 2023   James Joseph Gavin, 75 of Dallas, passed away Saturday morning, August 5, 2023 with a smile on his lips and a song in his heart. Born August 3, 1948 in the Miners Mills section of Wilkes-Barre, PA, he was ...

Melissa Bentler (Holmes)

August 4, 2023

Melissa Bentler August 4, 2023   Melissa Holmes Bentler, 53 of Scranton, passed away Friday afternoon, August 4, 2023 at Regional Hospital of Scranton, with her family by her side. Born in Wilkes-Barre, PA on May 30, 1970, she was the da...

Aaron E. Norakus

August 3, 2023

Aaron E. Norakus August 3, 2023     Aaron E. Norakus passed away unexpectedly on August 3, 2023 after over 48 years of a loving life. He grew up in Plains, PA and lived in Philadelphia at the time of his passing. Aaron was the pr...

William J. Fender, Jr.

August 2, 2023


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William J. Fender, Jr. August 2, 2023   William “Bill” J. Fender, Jr., 86 of Plains Township, went peacefully to be with Our Lord on Wednesday morning, August 2, 2023 as his home with his wife Marie, and daughters Corinne and Donna at h...

William D. Evans, III

July 29, 2023


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William D. Evans, III July 29, 2023   William David Evans, III, 43 of Plains Township, passed away Saturday morning, July 29, 2023 at his home after a courageous battle against Cancer with his family by his side. Born in Plains Township ...

Joseph G. Gaydos

July 25, 2023

Joseph Gerard Gaydos July 25, 2023   Joseph Gerard Gaydos, 70, of Wilkes-Barre, passed away Tuesday, July 25, 2023, in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. He was born January 30, 1953, in Wilkes-Barre, to the late Joseph and Valeria (Sapp) Ga...

Daria Bisulca, RSM

July 7, 2023

Daria Bisulca, RSM July 7, 2023   Daria Bisulca, RSM, a member of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, died peacefully at home in Dallas, PA on Friday, July 7, 2023. Born in Wilkes-Barre, Sr. Daria was the daughter of the late Joseph an...

Aldo J. Esopi

June 28, 2023


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Aldo J. Esopi June 28, 2023 Aldo J. Esopi, 93 of Allentown, passed away Wednesday morning, June 28, 2023 at Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest, Allentown, PA. Born on December 26, 1929 in Plains, PA, he was the son of the late Gino and Nancy...

Leona Lepore (Hatrak)

June 27, 2023

Leona Lepore June 27, 2023 Leona Lepore, 86 of Plains Township, passed away Tuesday morning, June 27, 2023 at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital with her family by her side. Born in Pittston and raised in Exeter, she was the daughter of the late Paul...

Joseph P. O'Donnell

June 12, 2023

Joseph P. O’Donnell June 12, 2023   Joseph P. O’Donnell, 81 of Exeter, passed away Monday evening, June 12, 2023 at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Born on March 9, 1942 in the Miners Mills section of Wilkes-Barre, he was the son ...

Thomas G. Waslasky

June 5, 2023

Thomas G. Waslasky April 13, 1950- June 5, 2023   Thomas George Waslasky, 73, of Plains Township, passed away peacefully on June 5, 2023. Joining his parents in their eternal home, his mother, Florence (Baloga) Kotch, Eugenia (Turchin) Wasl...

Pamela J. Fantaskey (Glawe)

June 4, 2023

Pamela J. Fantaskey June 4, 2023 Pamela J. Fantaskey, 75 of Wilkes-Barre, passed away Sunday morning, June 4, 2023 at Lakewood Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, Nanticoke, PA, after a courageous battle against Alzheimer’s disease. Born in...

Robert "Krop" Kropiewnicki

June 3, 2023

Robert “Krop” Kropiewnicki June 3, 2023 Robert Kropiewnicki, 84, of Plains Township, passed away peacefully in the early morning of June 3, 2023, at Allied Services Hospice Unit, Mead Street, Wilkes-Barre, after a brief illness. Bob was born...

Dianne Colleran (Lucas)

May 27, 2023

Dianne Colleran May 27, 2023 Dianne Colleran, 69 of Kingston, PA, passed away unexpectedly Saturday morning, May 27, 2023. Born in Wilkes-Barre, PA on July 13, 1953, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Bertha (Halapi) Lucas. Dianne wa...

Susan M. Pappas

May 22, 2023

Susan M. Pappas May 22, 2023   Susan M. Pappas, 51 of the North End section of Wilkes-Barre, passed away Monday evening, May 22, 2023 at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Born September 22, 1971, she was the daughter of the late Richard...

Irene C. Martin (Hanratty)

May 17, 2023

Irene C. Martin May 17, 2023 Irene C. Martin, 75 of the Parsons section of Wilkes-Barre, passed away suddenly Wednesday evening, May 17, 2023, at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, Wilkes-Barre, PA. Born September 6, 1947 in the Bronx, New York, she...

Gail N. Konecke

May 12, 2023

Gail N. Konecke May 12, 2023   Gail Noreen Konecke of Mountain Top, died Friday, May 12, 2023. She was born on October 1, 1949, in Wilkes Barre and was the daughter of the late Carl John Konecke, M.D. and Matilda (Litkowski) Konecke. ...

Peter J. Resilavage

May 11, 2023


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Peter J. Resilavage May 11, 2023   Peter J.  “Slugger” Resilavage, 84, of the Hilldale section of Plains, passed away Thursday morning, May 11, 2023, at the Gardens for Memory Care at Easton, Easton, PA. Born January 30, 1939, Peter...

Robert P. Corcoran

May 10, 2023


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Robert P. Corcoran May 10, 2023   Robert P. Corcoran, retired educator, passed away on May 10, 2023. Robert was born in Plains Township, the son of the late Patrick “PJ” Corcoran and Mary Naughton Corcoran. His father was also an edu...

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