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Jeffrey J. Butler

Jeffrey J. Butler, Okemos, Michigan, passed away Friday evening at his home surrounded by his family and friends after a valiant battle with ocular melanoma.  His wife of 30 years is the former Rebecca Frick. Born January 13, 1966, in Scranton, he was the son of the late Bruce E. and Mary Gene McDade Butler.  Jeff was educated in Scranton schools and began his […]

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Angelo Brancato

Angelo Brancato, Scranton, passed away January 13th unexpectedly at home. His wife is the former Lenore Ayerdis. Angelo’s full obituary and services will appear in the future. We thank you for your patience and checking back.

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William C Davis

William C. Davis, of Scranton, passed away peacefully in the Gino J. Merli Veteran Center on hospice services surrounded by his family.   His wife was the former Marlene Dagger, RN who passed away on January 24, 2013. Born in 1943 in Scranton, he was the son of the late William and Frances Buenheuls Davis and […]

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Mario Piccolino

Mario Piccolino, Spring Brook Township, passed away Wednesday, January 5th, in the Regional Hospital of Scranton after fighting an illness.   His wife is Josephine Piccolino. Mario  was born  in Ausonia, Forsinone, Italy and was the son of the late Giovanni and Lucia Ambroselli Piccolino.  Mario and his brothers started their family business, Buona Pizza, a staple […]

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Nicholas Michael Mattessich

Nicholas Michael Mattessich passed away peacefully on New Year’s Day in the Geisinger Community Medical Center after an illness, with his family by his side. Son of Carol Ann Franco Mattessich and Thomas Delmonico he was born in Torrejon, Spain on June 30, 1987. Nicholas was a resident of St Joseph’s Center in Scranton.  He […]

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Dr. Alan Popick

Dr. Alan Popick, of Scranton, passed away on New Year’s Day at Regional hospital after fighting an illness.  Born in 1948, in Brooklyn New York,  where he was raised,  Alan was the son of the late Harry Popick, and Adele Lesternick-Popick.  Educated in the Brooklyn school system, Alan graduated from Erasmus High School where he […]

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Robert Schulte, Sr.

Robert Schulte, Sr., Scranton, passed away Wednesday in the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital surrounded by his family.   His wife was the former Maureen Murray Schulte who passed away in 2018. Born 1934 in Scranton he was the son of the late Leonard and Norma Connolly Schulte and was a proud graduate of St Patrick’s High School […]

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Kathleen Egan

Kathleen Marie (Hayes) Egan, of Scranton, PA formerly of Mendham, NJ passed away Tuesday, December 21 with her devoted, beloved husband of 66 years, Jack, by her side. She was born in Washington, NJ on May 20, 1927, the daughter of the late Joseph and Catherine Hayes and was raised in Newark and Belleville. She […]

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Americo “Frank” and Patricia Rafalko Piccolino

Americo “Frank” and Patricia Rafalko Piccolino passed away Sunday and Saturday respectively in the Geisinger Community Medical Center after both fighting valiantly against an illness.  The couple had been married for 52 years. Americo was born December 22, 1943 in Ausonia, Forsinone, Italy and was the son of the late Giovanni and Lucia Ambroselli Piccolino.  His […]

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Debra A. Hyler

Debra “Debbie” Hyler, Scranton, passed away Thursday morning in the Allied Services Inpatient Hospice Unit after a courageous battle with cancer.  Born 1962 in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Louise Jordano Hubert and was educated in Scranton schools and graduated from the Scranton Technical High School.   She went on to […]

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