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Frank S. Mellert

Frank S. Mellert of Dunmore died suddenly Thursday morning at home. His wife of 46 years is the former Ann Rizzo. Born in Scranton, son of the late Frank W. and Myrna Leader Mellert and his step-mother Mildred Sebring, he was a graduate of Scranton Central High School. He had worked as a data processing […]

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John J. Mazur

John J. Mazur, 80, of Roaring Brook Twp. died late Saturday night in the Hospice of the Sacred Heart Inpatient Unit in Dunmore. His wife was the former Grace Christine Santorsa who died on February the 4th 2000. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Joseph and Anna Schott Mazur. He was a retired Master […]

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Gregory Alan Madaus

Gregory Alan Madaus, 56, passed away on Friday, December 8.  He was born on November 4, 1961 in Chicago, Illinois.  At the age of six he relocated with his mother and siblings to Whitehall where he lived with his grandmother, Ruth Roeder, also.  He was a good baseball player in his youth.  As a young […]

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Mitzi V. Rybitski

Mitzi V. Rybitski of Scranton died Wednesday at the Jewish Home of Eastern Pennsylvania. Her husband was the late Michael Rybitski. Born in Scranton, daughter of the late George G. and Josephine H. Javor Hamborksy, she was a graduate of the former Scranton Central High School and Lackawanna Business College. She retired from Ohio Casualty […]

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LeRoy (Roy) G. Demuth

LeRoy (Roy) G. Demuth, 101, of Scranton died early Sunday morning at home surrounded by his family.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, the former Lucille E. Aveline on September 7, 2007. Born March 18, 1916, in South Scranton, son of the late Frank and Frances Brunner Demuth, he graduated […]

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Dorothy Price

Dorothy Price, West Scranton, passed away Sunday afternoon in the Allied Services Skilled Nursing Center after an illness.   She was the widow of Llewellyn J. Price, Jr. who died in 1995. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Eleanor Bowser Jones.  She was a graduate of the Scranton Central High […]

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Chester W. Sloski

Chester W. Sloski, formerly of West Scranton, died late Wednesday in the Holy Family Residence where he had been a resident for the past 3 years.  His wife was the former Frances J. Osmolia who died in 2004. Born April 16, 1937 in Scranton, he was the son of the late Walter and Natalie Olecki […]

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Stephen F. Gavin

Stephen F. Gavin, a resident of Scranton’s Hill Section and previously Dunmore, died peacefully Monday morning at Holy Family Residence.   His wife of 49 years was the former Ellen DelRosario who died in 2012 also at the Holy Family Residence. Born in Dunmore, he was the son of the late James and Anna Allman Gavin.  […]

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Dale Ardith Smith

Dale Ardith Smith, 83, of Clarks Summit died Saturday at Abington Manor.   She and her husband Leslie Earl Smith had been married 60 years when he died on February 7, 2017. Born in Scranton, the youngest of 9, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Lila Mae Jones Aston. She was a graduate of West […]

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Warren “Butch” Ware

Warren “Butch” Ware, 60, Dunmore, died Friday evening in Geisinger Community Medical Center after a life long illness. Born 1957 in Scranton he was the son of Winifred Mayer Ware of Taylor and the late Arthur Ware, Sr.  He was a graduate of the Riverside High School and prior to his passing he had been […]

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