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Homi R. Allbless

December 30, 2019

Homi Rustamji Allbless, 76 of Shavertown, passed away Monday morning, December 30, 2019 at Timber Ridge HCC, Plains Township, where he had been a resident in the Memory Care Unit for nearly 5 years. Born in Mumbai, India, he was the son of the lat...

Jean E. Fey (Bowden)

December 27, 2019

Jean E. Fey, 90 of Jenkins Township, passed away Friday afternoon, December 27, 2019 at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township. Born in Wilkes-Barre, she was the daughter of the late John and Anna (Flosser) Bowden. Jean was a ...

John "Jack" Boylan

December 21, 2019

John “Jack” Boylan, 65 of Wilkes Barre, passed away Saturday evening, December 21, 2019, exactly 1 year after the love of his life, Mary “Debbie” Boylan. Born in Plains, he was the son of the late Eugene and Nancy (Walsh) Boylan. Jack w...

Kevin G. Biniek, Jr.

December 18, 2019

Kevin G. Biniek, Jr., 30 of Plains Township, passed away Wednesday evening, December 18, 2019 at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township, with his family by his side. Born in the Miners Mills section of Wilkes-Barre, Kevin was the...

Margaret Emma Quinn

December 11, 2019

Margaret Emma Quinn, 69 of Wilkes-Barre, passed away Wednesday morning, December 11, 2019 at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township. Born in Wilkes-Barre, she was the daughter of the late William and Doris (Culp) Quinn. Peggy ...

David Dragon

December 11, 2019

David Dragon, 56, of Forty Fort and formerly of Plains Township, passed away Wednesday evening, December 11, 2019, surrounded by his loved ones. Born in Plains, he was the son of Barbara (Ziemba) Dragon and the late John Dragon. David was a gra...

Mary T. Janeski (McLaughlin)

December 10, 2019

Mary T. Janeski, 85 of Exeter, passed away Tuesday morning, December 10, 2019 at Highland Manor Nursing Center, Exeter. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Margaret (McDermott) McLaughlin. Mary was a graduate of St. Pa...

Leonard E. Adamczyk

December 7, 2019


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Leonard E. Adamczyk, 83 of Plains Township, passed away Saturday afternoon, December 7, 2019 at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township. Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was the son of the late John and Mary (Golembeski) Adamczyk. Lenn...

Joseph T. McGuire

December 7, 2019

Joseph T. McGuire, 71 of Plains Township, passed away Saturday morning, December 7, 2019 at Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA. Born in Plains, he was the son of the late Joseph E. and Faith T. (Trevethan) McGuire. Joseph was a graduate of...

John M. Florio

December 6, 2019


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John M. Florio, 91, a life resident of Plains Township, passed away Friday morning, December 6, 2019 at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Born in Plains, he was the son of the late Michael and Clara (Siani) Florio. John was a graduate of Pla...

Louis W. Duchaine

December 6, 2019

Louis William Duchaine passed away peacefully, Friday evening, December 6, 2019, surrounded by family after a brief illness. Louis was born in January of 1944 in Sioux City, Iowa. He was the middle son of the late Lawrence G. and Muriel (Grote...

Doris H. Rishty (Hapeman)

December 6, 2019

Doris H. Rishty, 93 of Bethesda, Maryland, passed away Friday, December 6, 2019 in Maryland. Born in Wilkes-Barre, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Alice (Munley) Hapeman. Doris moved to the Washington D.C. area in 1952. She lived primar...

Timothy R. Young

December 3, 2019

Timothy Rodney Young, 65, of Shavertown, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at home, following a lengthy illness. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Rodney and Pauline (Cleaver) Young. Tim was a graduate of Upper...

Eileen A. Spagnola (Armbruster)

December 3, 2019

Eileen A. Spagnola, 81, of Wilkes-Barre passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. Born December 5, 1937, in the East End section of Wilkes-Barre, Eileen is the daughter of late Carl Armbruster, Sr. and Marie (Monahan) Armbruster. ...

Richard P. Belles

December 3, 2019


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Richard Paul Belles died on December 3, 2019 at the VA Medical Center in Wilkes-Barre. The deep love, presence and prayers of all his family comforted him, as he prepared to enter into eternal life. Born in Plains on May 19, 1941, he was the olde...

Elsie Szafran (Plinko)

December 1, 2019

Elsie Szafran, 85 of Plains Township, passed away Sunday evening, December 1, 2019 at the United Methodist Homes, Wesley Village Campus, Jenkins Township. Born in Plains, she was the daughter of the late Alex and Domicella (Thomalonis) Plinko. ...

John C. McKeown

November 26, 2019


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JOHN MCKEOWN, WILKES-BARRE COMMUNITY LEADER November 26, 2019 John McKeown, 99, a well-known figure in Wilkes-Barre and the Luzerne ...

Emil B. Ribacchi

November 25, 2019


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Emil B. Ribacchi, 92 of Plains Township, passed away Monday morning, November 25, 2019 at his home. Born in Old Forge, he was the son of the late Luigi and Maria (Castellani) Ribacchi. Emil was a graduate of Old Forge High School and was an Arm...

Leo G. Doran

November 25, 2019


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Leo G. Doran, 88 of Trucksville, passed away Monday morning, November 25, 2019 at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Born in Ashley, he was the son of the late James and Catherine (Conahan) Doran. Leo attended Hanover Area High School where he ...

Carl W. Engle

November 24, 2019

Carl W. Engle, “AKA BUG”, 72 of the East End section of Wilkes-Barre, passed away Monday morning, November 24, 2019 at Timber Ridge, HCC, Plains, where he had been a resident for the past 3 ½ years. Born in Wilkes-Barre Township, he was the s...

John Matrunich

November 23, 2019

John “Jeff” Matrunich, 64, of the Hudson section of Plains, passed away Saturday morning, November 23, 2019 at Penn State Health, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA. Born in Plains, Jeff was the son of the late John and Anna (Parada...

Gary L. Nowikowski

November 19, 2019

Gary L. Nowikowski, 52 of Pittston and formerly of Plains Township, passed away Tuesday morning, November 19, 2019 at Geisinger Wyoming Valley, Plains. Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was the son of the late Leonard and Mary Ann (Engelman) Nowikowski. ...

Stanley P. Rajza

November 16, 2019

Stanley P. Rajza, 60 of Plains Township, passed away suddenly Saturday morning, November 16, 2019 after suffering a heart seizure at his home. Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was the son of Irene (Traini) Rajza of Plains and the late Leonard P. Rajza. ...

George A. Wilkas

November 11, 2019


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George A. Wilkas, 83 of Plains Township, passed away Monday morning, November 11, 2019 at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Born in the Hilldale section of Plains, he was the son of the late Joseph and Antoinette (Volingavage) Wilkas. George w...

Steven R. Balut

October 30, 2019


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Steven R. Balut, 75 of the East End section of Wilkes-Barre, passed away Wednesday morning, October 30, 2019, at Residential Hospice, Geisinger South, Wilkes-Barre, after a courageous battle against Cancer. Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was the son of ...