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Dr. Angelo A. Costanzo

Dr. Angelo A. Costanzo of Clarks Summit passed away on January 25, 2018 following a brief and unexpected illness. Born in Dunmore, PA, Angelo was the only child of Giuseppe “Joseph” and Porzia “Bessie” Costanzo. He was a 1952 graduate of West Scranton High School. A talented athlete, he received a full football scholarship to […]

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Doris Rauner

Doris Rauner, a lifelong resident of the Petersburg Section of Scranton, died early Saturday morning in the Gardens of Green Ridge after an illness.  She was the wife of Peter Rauner who died in 2015.  At the time of his passing the couple was married for 69 years. Born 1923 in Scranton, she was the […]

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David A. Norton

David A Norton, Scranton, died January 19 in Richmond, VA.  His wife of 48 years is Fern Bidwell Norton. Born January 17, 1938 in Scranton he was the son of  the late Crompton and Olive Kearney Norton. He had been employed for 25 years at Proctor and Gamble.  David was a member of the St. […]

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William L. James, Jr.

William L. James, Jr., East Mountain, died Wednesday at home after an illness.  His wife is the former Margaret Bevan.   The couple would have been married 60 years in May. Born 1936 in Scranton, he was the son of the late William L and Elizabeth Gaul James and was a graduate of the West Scranton […]

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Diann L. Brislin

Diann L. Brislin, of Sterling, died Friday at Hospice of the Sacred Heart Inpatient Unit, Dunmore. Born in Scranton, daughter of the late Hugh and Thelma Clark Rooney, she was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School and earned her Licensed Practical Nursing Degree from Lackawanna County Area Vocational Technical School. Prior to her retirement she was […]

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Barry W. Williams

Barry W. Williams, Keyser Valley, died Tuesday night in the Allied Skilled Nursing Center after an illness.   His wife is the former Laura Byron.   The couple would have been married 55 years on the 19th of this month. Born 1939 in Scranton, he was the son of the late David and Ruth Davis Williams.  He […]

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Catherine Quinn

Catherine Quinn, a resident of Simpsonville, KY, formerly of Scranton and Syracuse, passed away Tuesday morning after a lengthy illness.   She was the widow of Homer Quinn.   The couple had been married for more than 40 years. Born 1927 in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late James and Catherine O’Connor Finnerty.  Catherine received her education […]

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Bethzaida Bruno

Bethzaida Bruno, Moosic, died December 30th in the Regional Hospital of Scranton. Born 1977 in Puerto Rico, she was the daughter of Radames Bruno and Iris Janeth Perez. Surviving are family members Jorge Luis Ocasio Bruno, Yasahira Lee Ocasio Bruno, Jeremy Ocasio Bruno, Cristian Ocasio Bruno, Sairis Nayelis Lozada Bruno and Angel Lozado Bruno. Interment […]

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Linda Mae King

Linda Mae King, Taylor, died peacefully Christmas morning at home after an illness with her family by her side.  Her husband of 50 years is Gene King. Born 1948, in Caribou, Maine, she was the daughter of the late Wilson and Emma Tingalo Hitchcock.  She was a graduate of the Caribou High School and was […]

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Frank S. Mellert

Frank S. Mellert of Dunmore died suddenly Thursday morning at home. His wife of 46 years is the former Ann Rizzo. Born in Scranton, son of the late Frank W. and Myrna Leader Mellert and his step-mother Mildred Sebring, he was a graduate of Scranton Central High School. He had worked as a data processing […]

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