Richard “Dickus” Bronson

Dickus, West Scranton, passed away peacefully Thanksgiving afternoon with his family by his side in the Allied Services Hospice Inpatient Unit.  

Born in New York, he was the son of the late James and Grace Moss Bronson.  He was a supervisor of maintenance for NDC Senior Housing in Olyphant and Jessup.   He will be forever remembered for the Circle Drive In Flea Market and being the Mayor of Snyder Avenue.

He leaves behind his loving companion Jill “Jillus” Zayac; children Phillip, Grace, Xavier and Spoon Bronson; grandsons Devin and Ryan; two brothers Tommy and Robert Bronson; nieces and nephews; countless friends.

All attending are asked to not dress formally, blue jeans are requested.

Words of Remembrance will be held Saturday December 4th at 5pmĀ  in the Vanston and James Funeral Home 1401 Ash St. Scranton.

Friends may call Saturday December 4th from 4pm until time of the words of remembrance.

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  1. Kimberly Lee

    Rick, thank you for loving my daughter like you did! You are and always will be an amazing man! I love you more than words can say and I’m going to miss you so very much!!!!!! MeMa

  2. Sheryl Parker

    Sorry so to hear about this, praying for you all.

  3. Jacki Bonitz

    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Rick. My condolences to all of you during such a hard time. Prayers to you all !

  4. melinda lehnhoff

    Rick, thanks for being a friend to me, Gabe, Spanky and Sparks. We will miss you. Prayers to your family, and God bless.

  5. Donnie Cooper

    It’s so difficult to figure out what to say because all my words suddenly feel like stones in my heart. I want to say that I’m sorry that you’ve all lost Rick, but we didn’t just loose Rick. We’ve lost piece of ourselves and I bet everyone of us feel that loss inside of us right now. I know I do. The way he looked at you always left no doubt that he was happy to see you. From the day I met him and over the next 30 to 35 years thru the times where we spent alot if time together and the times we didn’t, he always made me feel like a brother everytime I saw him. Rick is gone but the part of me that has always belonged to him will always remain his because I loved that part of me. I never called him Rick unless I was talking about him to somebody else. When we spoke face to face I always called him bro or brother. I know I’ve said it 1000 times to him , “I love you bro” His real name, alot of you don’t know is Clark Kent. He was SUPERMAN. Excuse this next part. Jill will understand. He wrote on a paper a. few weeks ago Happy Halloween fucker. I wrote on a bottle of winter jack Merry Christmas fucker. So until we meet again and I’m saying this because I know you would say it to me. I love you bro. Rest in Peace Fucker. I’ll miss you. You’ll live inside of us forever bro because you’re Superman bro. forever. and always your brother, spaz.

  6. Mariann Hill

    Jill and family ,sorry for the lost of Rick . My prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

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