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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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Timothy “Timbuk” Keenan

Timothy “Timbuk” Keenan, Dunmore, died Wednesday.  His wife of 15 years is the former Jo Ann Santarsiero. Born 1960 in Scranton, he was the son of Joseph Keenan and his wife Shirley of Madison Twp and the late Betty Schantz Keenan.  He was a graduate of Dunmore High School.   He had been employed by Hadden […]

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Kiritkumar Patel

Kiritkumar Patel, Scranton, died April 23 in the Geisinger Community Medical Center. Friends will gather at the funeral home on Monday April 30th from 10am until Noon.   Cremation will immediately follow in the funeral home’s crematory, the Lake Region Crematory at the James Wilson Funeral Home.

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Millie Price Babcock

Millie Price Babcock, 93, of Clarks Summit, died peacefully Thursday April 19th surrounded by her family in Montrose, PA. She is predeceased by her husband of 42 years, Floyd H. Babcock, her parents Maude Morgan Price and Llewellyn J Price, Sr. of Scranton, brothers Norman Price and Llewellyn Price, Jr, and sister Sally Stevens and also […]

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Marion E. Decker

Marion E. Decker passed away peacefully Wednesday morning, March 14, 2018 at St. Mary’s Villa, Elmhurst, Pennsylvania. Marion was born November 6, 1922 to the late James H., and Emma Decker. A native of Scranton, she lived most of her life in West Side, and was a member of First United Church of Christ, where […]

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