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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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Richard D. Hopkins

Richard “Pastor Rick” D. Hopkins, 66, of Scranton, died Tuesday morning at Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton. His wife 29 years is the former Cheryl Bauer. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Donald and Elizabeth Jones Hopkins. He was a 1970 graduate of Scranton Technical High School and was employed […]

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Michael Joseph Horwath

Michael Joseph Horwath, a resident of St. Joseph’s Center, died Friday afternoon in the Center after a long illness. Born October 16, 1965 in Hazleton, he was the son of Monica Paladino Horwath of Hazelton and the late Michael B. Horwath.   Michael had been a resident of St. Joseph’s Center since 1972.  He was of […]

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Mildred Ruth Steckiel

Mildred Ruth Steckiel, Troy, PA., formerly of Dallas, PA, died Thursday in the Troy Community Hospital after an illness.  She was the widow of Ernest Steckiel who died in 1982. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Bessie Crump Capwell.   She was a graduate of West Scranton High School.   Mildred […]

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Rita Coleman Radzieski

Rita Coleman Radzieski, Petersburg Section of Scranton, died Sunday at home.   She was the widow of her first husband John F. Coleman who died in 1957 and her second husband Louis M. Radzieski who died in 1992. Born 1929 in Brooklyn, New York she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Nora Griffin McGrath.   […]

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Lynne Moir

Lynne M. Moir, Petersburg section of Scranton, passed away Sunday night in the Moses Taylor Hospital after an illness. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Norman W. and May I Seamon Moir.  She was educated in Scranton schools and was a graduate of Scranton Central High School and the Mercidian School […]

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Romayne “Mickey” Daniels

Romayne “Mickey” Daniels, 98, Scranton, died October 26, 2017 at the Regional Hospital of Scranton after an illness.  She resided at the Golden Living Nursing Home where she had excellent care. She was a graduate of the Scranton Central High School and the Lackawanna Business College.   Romayne had a great love for flowers, especially gardenias.   […]

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