Obituaries

Thelma Mae Wheeler

Thelma Mae Lewis Wheeler, West Scranton and Lake Sheridan, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday evening at the home of her daughter Sally Zemek in Mississippi.    She was the widow of Thomas E. Wheeler.  The couple had been married for 49 years. Born 1926 in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late […]

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Roanne “Ro” Rayner

Roanne “Ro” Ruth Rayner, of Wilkes – Barre, passed away on Tuesday, October 29, 2019. Born in Scranton on January 11, 1956 to the late Robert and Esther Calderone Rayner, the family moved to Clarks Summit where she was a graduate of Abington Heights High School Class of 1973 and the York Academy of Arts where she completed […]

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Joseph Stanko

Joseph “Joe” Stanko, 66, Berwick, formerly of Scranton, passed away Friday at home after being stricken ill.  He is survived by his loving partner of 23 years, Bonnie Yagle. Born 1953 in Scranton, he was the son of Jean Laboranti Stanko and the late John Stanko.  He was a 1971 graduate of West Scranton High […]

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James A. Shea, Sr.

James A. Shea, Sr., 73, of South Gibson, passed away Sunday afternoon, September 29 in the Regional Hospital of Scranton after an illness. He recently celebrated 50 years of marriage to his loving wife, Lois on August 16. Born 1946 in Carbondale, he was the son of the late Harold and Ruth Machell Shea.  He […]

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David William Kapelan

David William Kapelan, 53, of Scranton died peacefully on Wednesday, September 25th at Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born January 14, 1966 in Scranton, he was the son of Zena Homko Kapelan and the late John Kapelan, Sr.  David was a 1984 graduate of West Scranton High School […]

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Joanne Gerrity Gleason

Joanne Gerrity Gleason, Scranton, died Monday night in the Hospice of the Sacred Heart Inpatient Unit after an illness.  She was the widow of James “Jimmy” Gleason who died in 1991. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late John and Ellen Miskell Gerrity.  She was a graduate of St. Paul’s High School […]

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Donna Kiddish

Donna J. Kiddish, 58, Hanover Township, died Saturday at home.  Her loving fiancé is Christopher Craig. Born in Wilkes-Barre, she was the daughter of Joan Sulkowski VanFossen and step daughter of David VanFossen and attended Hanover High School.  Also surviving are her sons Christopher O’Day and Camron; brother Joseph Kiddish; grandchildren; cousins; members of the […]

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Karen Ann Moore

Karen Ann Moore, 71, of Dunmore, died Saturday morning at the Riverside Health Care and Rehabilitation Center in Taylor. Her husband of 14 years is Arthur Moore. Born in Port Chester NY, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Catherine Papalardo Budries. She was a graduate of the Port Chester High School in […]

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Thomas A. Capobianco

Thomas A. Capobianco, Scranton, passed away Saturday morning in the Allied Services Hospice Care Center after an illness. Born 1950 in Roslyn, New York he was the son of the late Albert and Madeline Bruschini Capobianco and was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Stout where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Hotel Restaurant Management.  […]

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Marie Jones

Marie Jones, West Scranton, died late Friday in the Geisinger Community Medical Center after an illness.  She was the widow of Robert J. Jones, Sr. who died in 2011. Born June 15, 1933 in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late William and Angelina Fricchione Casarella.   She was a 1951 graduate of West Scranton […]

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