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Elizabeth J. “Betty” Davis

Elizabeth J. “Betty” Davis, Lake Winola, passed away early Sunday morning at home surrounded by her loving family.   She was the wife of William A. Davis.   The couple had been married for 65 years. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Leonard G. and Grace L. Ball Hockin.  She was a graduate of Dunmore High School class […]

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Marilyn J. McDonough Duffy Higgins

Marilyn “Mame” McDonough Duffy Higgins, Scranton, passed away Friday morning in the Holy Family Residence after an illness.  She was the widow of her first husband Donald Duffy who passed away in 1967 and her second husband Leo P. Higgins, Jr. who passed away in 2017. Born in Scranton and raised in the Bellevue Section […]

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Patricia Alice McNulty

Patricia Alice McNulty, “Tricia”, of Dunmore passed away on June 1st after a long illness. Born in Scranton, daughter of the late Patrick J. and Alice Roche McNulty, she attended St. Mary’s School and was a proud Class of 1982 graduate of Dunmore High School, where her mother was a teacher for many years. Tricia […]

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Marie Gaul

Marie Gaul, 82, Scranton, passed away May 29th in the Geisinger Community Medical Center after being stricken ill. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Francis and Marie Gaul.  She was a graduate of St. Patrick’s High School.  She was a member of St. Patrick’s Parish, West Scranton.   Prior to her retirement she had been employed […]

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Frances Ann Wittenbreder

Frances Ann Wittenbreder, a resident of Scranton’s Hill Section for over 70 years, passed away at Hospice of the Sacred Heart in Dunmore early Wednesday with family at her bedside. Born May 24, 1925 in Warren, Minnesota, and grew up on the family farm in Fisher, North Dakota and she was the daughter of the late […]

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Margaret A. Roche

Margaret A. Roche, Scranton, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday at the Jewish Home of Eastern Pennsylvania.  She is the wife of Ret. Det. Capt. Frank Roche. Born in Scranton, daughter of the late John and Mary Radzicki Korman, she graduated from Scranton Technical High School in 1959 and after graduation was […]

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Mary Gene Butler

Mary Gene Butler, 82, passed away peacefully Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at home surrounded by her family.  Mary Gene, born in Scranton, the daughter of the late John B. and Genevieve Hayes McDade, was married to the late Bruce E. Butler, for forty-one years.  Mary Gene was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister […]

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Carl William Tuinylas

Carl William Tuinylas, Clarks Summit, passed away at the age of 75 after suddenly falling ill. Born 1942 in Taylor, he was the son of the late Peter and Stella Tuinylas and was a 1960 graduate of Pittston High School.   He enlisted in the United States Air Force for four years as a administrative clerk while […]

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Edward W. Judge, Jr.

Edward W. Judge, Jr., South Scranton, died Tuesday after a year of sobriety losing his battle with the disease of addiction. Born 1985 in Scranton, he was the son of the late Edward W. Judge, Sr. He was also proceeded in death by his Nana and Pop, Kay and William Judge, who raised him after his father’s […]

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George Shaffer

George Shaffer, Scranton, died late Thursday in the Hospice of the Sacred Heart Inpatient Unit after an illness.   His wife of 47 years was the former Kathleen Reilly who died in 2012. Born 1936 in Avoca, he was the son of the late George and Margaret Flaherty Shaffer.   He was a graduate of Moosic High […]

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