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Kathleen “Katie” Shaffer

 Kathleen Shaffer January 15, 2012               Kathleen Shaffer, Scranton, died early Saturday morning at home after being stricken ill.  Her loving husband of 47 years is George Shaffer.             Born in England in 1935, she was the daughter of the late Christopher and Minnie Hodgkins Reilly.  After the death of her mother in 1949, […]

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Alice M. Diskin

Alice M. Diskin January 11, 2012               Alice M. Diskin, 95, a lifelong resident of the Minooka section of Scranton, died late Wednesday in the Northeast Pa Hospice Unit at the Regional Hospital of Scranton after an illness.  She was the widow of Joseph T. Diskin, Sr who died in 1997.             She was […]

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Ruth M. Stubbs Caporelli

Ruth M. Stubbs Caporelli January 2, 2012             Ruth M. Stubbs Caporelli, Scranton, died Monday in the Dunmore Health Care Center after an illness. She was preceded in death by her two husbands Paul W. Stubbs who passed away in 1968 and Anthony Caporelli who passed away in 2006.             She was born in Scranton, […]

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Joseph J. Bandru

 Joseph J. Bandru December 17, 2011               Joseph J. Bandru, South Scranton, died Saturday morning in the VNA Hospice at the Community Medical Center after an illness.  His wife was the former Carlota Noto who passed away on October 14, 2011.  The couple would have been married 41 years on October 23.             Born […]

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Leona Mae Williams

               Leona Mae Williams, 98, died Tuesday morning at the St. Mary’s Villa where she resided for the past 7 years.  She formerly resided at the Hayes-McDade Apartments, Clarks Summit and in West Scranton.  She was the wife of Tudor Williams who died in 1989.             Born in Scranton, […]

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Charles S. Holman, Jr.

Charles S. Holman, Jr. December 12, 2011             Charles S. Holman, Jr., Palm Beach, Florida, and Scranton, Pennsylvania, died Monday afternoon in the Northeast PA Regional Hospice Unit at the Regional Hospital of Scranton after and illness.           Born in Scranton, he was the son of […]

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Paul “Snuffy” Laskowski

Paul “Snuffy” Laskowski November 24, 2011            Paul “Snuffy” Laskowski, Scranton died early Thursday morning in the Northeast Pennsylvania Hospice Unit at the Regional Hospital of Scranton after an illness. His wife was the former Rita M. Baker who died November 13, 2011. The couple would have been married 60 years in January.              Born […]

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Evelyn D. Williams

  Evelyn D. Williams, 86, of Scranton died Thursday in the Hospice Community Care Center, Dunmore. She was the widow of Arthur Williams, Sr. who died in 1996. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the Late George W and Catherine Owen Dicker. She was a graduate of West Scranton High School. A member […]

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Guiseppina “Josephine” Bartolini

Giuseppina "Josephine" Bartolini November 16, 2011 Giuseppina "Josephine" Bartolini of Scranton died Wednesday morning at the Jewish Home of Eastern Pennsylvania. Her husband was the late Primo Bartolini who passed away in 2003. Born in Annifo, Italy, daughter of the late Amadeo and Giuseppina Pagliarini, she was a member of St. Ann’s Basilica Parish. Prior to […]

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Rita M. Laskowski

Rita M. Laskowski November 13, 2011 Rita M. Laskowski, Scranton, died Sunday evening in the Northeast Hospice at the Regional Hospital of Scranton. Her husband is Paul L. Laskowski. The couple would have been married 60 years in January. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Adeline Baker. She was […]

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