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Helen Elizabeth Williams Deitzer

Helen Elizabeth Williams Deitzer of Roaring Brook Township died on May 27, 2019.  She was 96.  Her favorite hymn was “Make Me a Blessing,” and it was her life philosophy. In myriad ways, she made her community and the people in it better. In her workplaces, which included the Scranton Oral School and the Scranton Temple Residency Program, […]

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Lois O’Neill Kelly

Lois O’Neill Kelly passed away peacefully Friday at Geisinger Community Medical Center after being stricken ill at home.  She was the devoted wife and widow of Paul A. Kelly. Born at home in Dunmore on March 10, 1930, to the late Congressman Harry P. and Margaret Shea O’Neill, she was the eighth of nine children.  […]

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Dawn Star Thurston

Dawn Star Thurston, 48, of Kingsley, died Thursday morning at her home after a courageous battle with lung cancer. She was the wife of William Eric Thurston. The couple were married in 2015. Born in Montrose, she was the daughter of the late Lois Bailey Baker and the late Lester Allen “Butch” Thomas. She attended […]

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Ruth Beverly Thomas Zimmerman

Ruth Beverly Thomas Zimmerman, 84, Benton Township, went to be with her Lord and Saviour on May 14, 2019.  She was the wife of her high school sweetheart Charles “Bud” Zimmerman.   The couple would have celebrated 67 years of marriage this June.   Ruth had surgery in 2010 for Breast Cancer, she was a 9 year […]

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Mary Elizabeth “Lisa” Frable

Mary Elizabeth “Lisa” Frable, South Scranton, passed away Sunday at Regional Hospital of Scranton after an illness. Born in Scranton in 1959, she was the daughter of the late Ronald and Marguerite Healey Frable. She was a graduate of Bishop Klonowski High School. Upon her graduation Lisa entered the workforce and spent 30 years as […]

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George R. Lutz

George R. Lutz, 91, of Scranton, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 17 following a brief illness.  How blessed he is to be able to celebrate the Easter Resurrection with Jesus in heaven!  He was the widower of the former Eleanore Waltz, who died in March 1988 and Doris Finn Murley, […]

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JoAnne Sherman

JoAnne Sherman, West Mountain section of Scranton, passed away peacefully early Saturday morning at the Jewish Home of Eastern Pennsylvania with her loving husband by her side.  She was the wife of Carl R. Sherman.  The couple had been married for 55 years. Born 1944 in Scranton, she was the daughter of  Lawrence and Dutchum […]

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Muriel Elaine Lahotski

Muriel Elaine Lahotski, Peckville, passed away Friday in the Allied Services Hospice Center after an illness.  She was the widow of John Lahotski who passed away in 2012. Born 1949 in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Jean Diehl Howie and was a graduate of the Hughesville High School.  She was a member […]

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Robert C. Shultz

Mr. Robert C. Shultz, March 17, 2019, 71, a Vietnam Veteran and member of Gladwyne VFW Post 6956 and Elk Mountain VFW Post 8488. He was the husband of Deborah Schultz (nee Wells) and the father of Cynthia Payne, Krista Schultz, Laura Gilpin (James). He was also the grandfather of Nicole, Gabrielle, Robert, Christopher and […]

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Kelsey Martin

Kelsey L. Martin, Moosic, died Saturday at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia after being stricken ill at home. Born 1991 in Scranton she was the daughter of Sandra Snyder and the late Kerry Snyder and was educated in Scranton schools.  She had worked for IWDA and Geo Science Engineering Companies. Also surviving are her […]

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