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Carol Jean Morgan

Carol Jean Morgan, formerly of West Scranton, died Sunday at Allied Skilled Nursing following an illness. Born in Scranton, daughter  of the late James and Mary Mapleson Morgan, she was a graduate of West Scranton High School and was a member of the Jackson Street Baptist Church. She was an awesome sister. Surviving are a […]

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Rose M. Talarico

Rose M. Talarico, 95, formerly of South Scranton, died Sunday at the home of her daughter, surrounded by her family. Born on Thanksgiving, November 24, 1921 in Scranton, daughter of the late Henry and Rose Weinberger Mundt, she was educated in the Scranton School District. She moved to Bridgeport, Ct. where she became an original […]

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John Reddington

Life – a vale of tears?  To me, it was rather a joy of discovery. Despite my longtime illness of Juvenile Diabetes, I lived a wonderful life filled with fantastic adventures and incredible people, who have made this journey truly unforgettable. With my best friend, John Paradise, I saw the moonlit Grand Canyon, was blinded […]

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Chester “Chucky” Zaretski

Charles “Chucky” Zaretski, Scranton, died Saturday in the Geisinger Community Medical Center.  He was the son of the late Chester and Margaret Latini Zaretski.   He was preceded in death by his brother Anthony Zaretski. Services and interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

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Samantha V. Mahoney

Samantha Mahoney, 24, Scranton, sadly died early Tuesday morning from a drug overdose.  Her fiancé is Matthew Anneman. Born 1993 in Scranton, she was the daughter of Debbie Walsh and step daughter of Peter Keslosky.  She was educated in Mid Valley Schools and was of the Catholic faith. Sam loved her family, friends and her […]

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Sister Esther Marie de la Trinite, l.s.p.

Sister Esther Marie de la Trinité of the Little Sisters of the Poor died Saturday night, September 9, 2017, at the Holy Family Residence. Born Catherine Meyer, daughter of the late Lawrence H. Meyer and Anna Veronica O’Neil, she made her religious profession on June 16, 1953 at the Novitiate of the Little Sisters of […]

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Wayne Hartley Cooper

Wayne Hartley Cooper passed into the spiritual world on September 5, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Center. He is the son of Geoffrey Cooper and the late Gaynell Cooper and was a resident at St. Joseph’s Center in Scranton, PA for most of his life.  In hopes that his life may be of service to others, […]

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Frances Drake

Frances Drake, West Scranton, died Monday in the University of Pennsylvania Hospital after an illness.   She was the widow of Ronald Drake who died in 2005. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Anna DeQuinqua Ranakoski.  Frances attended Scranton schools and was a graduate of West Scranton High School.  She […]

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Morgan Prokop

Morgan John Prokop, 31, Scranton, passed away unexpectedly Friday morning at home. Born in 1985 in Scranton, he was the son of Clifton Prokop and Beth Burkhauser, both of Scranton.  Morgan was educated in East Scranton Public Schools and was a graduate of Scranton High School, class of 2004.  He earned a Bachelor of Science […]

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Mary Richard

Mary F. Richard, 80, formerly of Dunmore, died Wednesday August 30th at Holy Family Residence. Born in Scranton, the daughter of the late William Richard and Mary Agnes McNamara.  Mary was a secretary for various insurance agencies in the Scranton area but found her true calling as a volunteer for Deborah Hospital, the Catholic Daughters and […]

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