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Robert E. Rayner, Sr.

Robert E. Rayner, Sr. Robert E. Rayner, Sr., went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on March 14, 2013.  He was 87 years old.  Born February 16, 1926, in Scranton, PA, to Ernest and Anna Stender Rayner, he lived the early years of his life in the Petersburg section of Scranton […]

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Douglas Hart

Douglas E. Hart, 44, a resident of St. Joseph’s Center since 1972, died Wednesday morning at St. Joseph’s Center. Born March 8, 1969 in Mechanicsburg, he was the son of Jody Geiger, Mechanicsburg.  He was a member of the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Dunmore. Douglas enjoyed music, especially Christmas songs, children’s songs, country […]

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John Regan

John T. Regan, 99, Clarks Summit, formerly of Scranton, passed away peacefully on Tuesday.   He was surrounded by his loving family.  His wife, the former Jean Curtis, died in 1990. Born in Scranton on March 11, 1914, he was a son of the late John and Edith Jones Regan.  He graduated from Scranton Technical High […]

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Thomas Clinton Griffiths

Thomas Clinton Griffiths, 86 of Scranton died Monday evening at Mountain View Care Center in Moosic.  He is survived by his beloved wife Dorothy Lee Pilosi Griffiths with whom he celebrated their 50 year anniversary on March 24th,2012. Born in Scranton on March 12, 1926, son of the late Arja and Dorothy Greame Griffiths.  Tom attended West Scranton […]

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Donald Paul Burke

Donald Paul Burke March 6, 2013   Donald Paul Burke, Lady Lake, Florida, died early Wednesday morning in the Promise Hospital at the Villages after an illness. Born in Scranton,  he was the son of the late Michael and Catherine Cannon Burke.  He was a graduate of the Scranton Technical High School class of 1953.  […]

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Arnold Levine

 Arnold Levine, a resident of the Gino J. Merli Veterans Center, died Friday morning in the Regional Hospital of Scranton after an illness. Arnold was born on February 9, 1948 in Brooklyn, New York and was the son of the late Nathan and Regina Cohen Levine.  He was of the Jewish faith.  He moved to […]

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Amy Leigh Palmer

Amy Leigh Palmer February 17, 2013 Amy Leigh Palmer, West Scranton, died Sunday at her home.  Her fiancé is Pablo Onate. Born 1985 in Carbondale, she was the daughter of Glenn Palmer of Clifford and Joan Taskovitz Rutkowski and step daughter of Frank Rutkowski of Scranton.  She was a graduate of the Carbondale Area High […]

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Mary Wright

Mary A. Wright February 16, 2013 Mary A. Wright, a lifelong resident of Dunmore and a resident at the Clarks Summit Senior Living for the past three years, died late Saturday at the Clarks Summit Senior Living after an illness. She was born June 2, 1919 in Dunmore and was the daughter of the late […]

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Josephine Bahara

Josephine “Jay” Bahara February 4, 2013 Josephine “Jay” Bahara, 94, West Scranton, died Monday morning in the VNA Hospice Unit at the Geisinger Community Medical Center surrounded by her family.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Adam Bahara, who passed in 1983. She was born in Scranton on March 19, 1918 and was […]

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Mary A. Nerges

 Mary A. Nerges January 31, 2013   Mary A. Nerges, 92, Scranton, died early Thursday morning in the Allied Skilled Nursing Facility.  She was the widow of Steve Nerges, Sr. who died in 1996. Born in the Bulls Head Section of Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Pasquele and Rose Polito Trunzo.  She […]

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