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Erin Emily McNew

July 26, 2022

Erin Emily McNew, 24 of Wilkes-Barre, passed away Tuesday afternoon, July 26, 2022. Born June 26, 1998 in Wilkes-Barre, she was the daughter of Jon McNew, and Shannon McNew and Adam Stanislowski of Wilkes-Barre. Erin attended city schools and L...

Dr. Michael Labuda

July 25, 2022


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Dr. Michael Labuda, 92 of Plains Township, passed away Monday morning, July 25, 2022 at Allied Services Meade Street, Wilkes-Barre. Born in Plains, he was the son of the late Paul and Anna (Duda) Labuda. Michael was a graduate of Plains Memoria...

Mary C. Hughes (Cunard)

July 23, 2022

Mary C. Hughes, 74 of Wilkes-Barre, passed away Saturday evening, July 23, 2022 at her home with her family by her side. Mary was born in Old Forge, September 1, 1947, and was the daughter of the late James and Florence (Snyder) Cunard. She was a ...

Frank J. Magdalinski

July 16, 2022

Frank J. Magdalinski, 78, of Laflin, passed away Saturday morning, July 16th, 2022 at his home after a courageous battle with leukemia. He was born in Plains Township, the 11th of 13 children, to the late Anthony J. And Mary E. (Kovalick) Magdalin...

Mary Lou Owen (Ogborn)

July 14, 2022

Mary Lou Owen, 77 of Plains Township, passed away Thursday morning, July 14, 2022 at The Gardens at East Mountain, Plains. Born in Plains, she was the daughter of the late Walter M. Ogborn and Dora (Piccotti) Szafran and step-father Walter (Specks...

John A. "Chris" Lanczak

July 14, 2022

John A. Lanczak, Jr., or Chris, as everyone knows him as that name, age 65, passed away on July 14, 2022, at Wilkes Barre General Hospital, with his Sister and Brother-In-Law at his side. Born on October 12, 1956, he was the son of late John A. an...

Bertha V. Kozera

July 13, 2022

Bertha V. Kozera, 100 of the North End section of Wilkes-Barre, passed away Wednesday evening, July 13, 2022 at Allied Services Center City, Wilkes-Barre. Born December 28, 1921 in Wilkes-Barre, she was the daughter of the late Martin and Anna (Go...

Nancy W. Bassett (Worth)

July 11, 2022

Nancy Worth Bassett died on July 11, 2022. She was born in Weymouth, Massachusetts, daughter of the late Clyde L. and Charlotte Mary (Emmett) Worth. She grew up in Holbrook, Braintree and Weymouth, MA, and graduated from Weymouth High School. ...

Thomas J. McGettigan

July 11, 2022

Thomas J. McGettigan, 54 of Wilkes-Barre, and formerly of Plains Township, passed away Monday, July 11, 2022 at his home. Born in Plains, he was the son of the late Daniel P. “Spades” and Elizabeth M. (Seprish) McGettigan, Sr. Tommy atten...

Frank D. Spagnuolo

July 10, 2022

Frank D. Spagnuolo, affectionately named “Poppy” by his grandchildren, passed away peacefully July 10, 2022 at Allied Services Hospice Meade Street, Wilkes-Barre. Reaching the age of 101, Frank often remarked “I think they forgot me!” He wi...

Walter Robert Martin

July 10, 2022

Walter Robert Martin, of El Dorado Hills, California and formerly of the Hudson section of Plains Township, passed away July 10, 2022, which was his 100th birthday, with his family by his side. Born July 10, 1922, he was the son of the late Willia...

Henry Goldowski

July 7, 2022

Henry Goldowski, 85 of West Pittston, passed away Thursday afternoon, July 7, 2022 at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Born in Wilkes-Barre and raised in Plains Township, he was the son of the late George and Helen (Polinchak) Moses. Hank was...

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...

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