Obituaries

Mabel L. Holmes

Mabel L. Holmes, Scranton, died early Sunday in the Geisinger Community Medical Center following a long illness.  Her husband of 47 years is Rufus Holmes. She was born in Farrell, PA and was raised in Scranton and was the daughter of the late Rev. Bernard N. Ross, the former pastor of the Bethel AME Church […]

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Richard “Dick” Woolsey

Richard “Dick” Woolsey passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus on June 17, 2017. He was born on September 19, 1937 in the Bronx, NY to Frederick and Helen Woolsey. Richard served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Lake Champlain in 1956-1957. He retired from working as a heating mechanic in NYC in 2000. […]

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Kathryn E. Johnson

Our amazing mother, Kathryn E. Johnson (nee Finnerty) died at the age of 94 on June 5 at St. Mary’s Villa Skilled Nursing facility, where she was a resident for several years. She was born on September 10, 1922, in Scranton, Pennsylvania.  A life-long Catholic and firm believer in heaven, she has been reunited with […]

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Lorraine Amelia Whitman

Lorraine Amelia Whitman, 90, died peacefully in her sleep on May 31, 2017 at Regents Park in Jacksonville, Florida.  Lorraine was born June 13, 1926 in Blakely, Pennsylvania, the daughter of William Chambers and Mary Elizabeth White Chambers.  She spent her childhood on the family farm in Chinchilla with her three siblings, the late Tennyson […]

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John D. “JD” James

John D. James (J.D.), 91, of South Abington Twp, passed away Sunday, May 28th at Willowbrook Assisted Living.  His wife of 67 years, Jean Sykes James, died May 10, 2016. Born in Scranton, PA, son of the late David and Elizabeth Evans James, he graduated from Scranton Central High School, Keystone College, and attended the […]

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Leo P. Higgins, Jr.

Leo P. Higgins Jr. of Scranton, passed away Tuesday evening at the Pavilion of the Holy Family Residence.  He was married to the former Marilyn McDonough Duffy.  The couple would have celebrated their 42nd anniversary on July 5th. Born January 25, 1932 in Scranton, “Butch”, as he was affectionately known, was the son of the […]

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Edith “Edie” Davis

Edith “Edie” Davis, West Scranton, died Monday in the Regional Hospital of Scranton after a brief illness. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Palmer and Elizabeth Clark Davis.   She was a graduate of West Scranton High School and prior to her retirement she was employed as an office clerk at the […]

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Josephine Salvia

Josephine Salvia, a resident of the Gino J. Merli Veteran Center, died early on Mother’s Day morning.   She was the widow of John Salvia, Sr. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family in the Lynn Cemetery, Springville, PA.

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Thomas J. Quinn, Ph.D.

Thomas J. Quinn, Ph.D., 54, of Elmhurst, passed on to eternal life on Friday morning at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia following an illness. At the time of his death, he was surrounded by his loving family. Born in Scranton, son of Jane O’Malley Quinn of Dunmore and the late Thomas P. Quinn, Tom […]

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Marie Ellen Gallagher

Marie Gallagher passed away peacefully on May 11 at her home in Arlington, VA. She was born Marie E. Ferguson in 1933, the daughter of Robert and Margaret(nee’ Mclaughlin) Ferguson. She was one of ten children raised on Duncan Street in Minooka and was a member of St. Joseph’s Parish. She was a graduate of South Catholic […]

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