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Peter Petrillo

Peter Petrillo, Scranton, passed away Friday in the Allied Rehabilitation Center after an 18month battle with cancer. Born September 25, 1946 in the Bunker Hill Section of Scranton he was the son of the late Rocco and Mildred Sakson Petrillo.   He was of the Roman Catholic faith. Like his brother, Johnny, who passed away before […]

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Alfreda W. Karpowicz

 Alfreda W. Karpowicz, formerly of Clarks Summit and New Jersey, died early Wednesday morning in the Abington Manor after an illness.  She was the widow of Alex Karpowicz. She was born April 8, 1917 in Trenton, New Jersey and was the daughter of the late Alexander and Sophie Wisnieski Kryspin.  She was of the Catholic […]

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Robert R. Gallagher

Robert R. Gallagher, Dunmore, died Friday afternoon in the Regional Hospital of Scranton where he had been a patient for a week.  The cause of his death was metastatic lung cancer.  He was the husband of the former Arleen Wagner for 36 years. He was the son of the late Michael and Bridget Peyton Gallagher […]

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Barbara Murphy McLean

Barbara Murphy McLean, North Scranton, died Monday at home.  She was the widow of Harold McLean who died in June 2011.  The couple had been married for 40 years. Born in Cleveland, OH she was the daughter of the late Jerome and Joan Reese Murphy.  She was of the Catholic faith.  Prior to retirement she […]

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John H. Caines, Jr.

               John H. Caines, Jr., Olyphant, died late Saturday night after a long illness in the Hospice Community Care Inpatient Unit.             He was born 1940 in Olyphant and was the son of the late John H. and Margaret Caines, Sr.  He was educated in local schools and had […]

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Claire M. Keenan Delaney

 Claire M. Keenan Delaney, a resident of the Hill Section of Scranton, died Sunday at home after a brief illness.  Her husband of 52 years was Paul A. Delaney, Sr. who died October 11, 2009.          Born July 8, 1936 in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mildred Pabst Keenan.   She was a […]

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Jane Haller

Jane Gardier Haller August 2, 2012                Jane Gardier Haller, Dunmore, passed away at her home Thursday morning.  Jane, who had been in declining health for several years, was surrounded by her family at the time of her death.              Born on June 2, 1925, Jane was the daughter of the late Christopher C. Gardier, […]

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Theodore F. Duggan

Theodore F. Duggan, Dalton, passed away Thursday. He was born in Scranton and was the son of the late Daniel and Marjorie Robinson Duggan. He was educated in Scranton public schools, Keystone Junior College and earned both his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from the University of Scranton. He had been self employed as a contractor […]

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Richard T. Wagner

 Richard T. Wagner, 52, died July 24th in the Commonwealth Hospice Inpatient Unit at the Regional Hospital, Scranton from complications of Diabetes.  He had been seriously ill for the past 6 months. Richard was the son of Mary Gallagher Wagner of Dunmore who had married his father the late Louis J. Wagner, MD and who […]

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Irene Walsh

Irene Walsh, 91, of Olyphant, passed away peacefully Tuesday evening at Commonwealth Hospice at Regional Hospital of Scranton. She is the widow of Jerome Walsh who passed away in 1974. Born December 3, 1920 she was the daughter of the late Jerry and Anna Hundich. She was a lifelong member of St. Patrick’s Church, Olyphant […]

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