Obituaries

The Reverend Daniel FitzSimmons

The Reverend Daniel FitzSimmons, 77, of Wilkes-Barre departed this life to be with the Lord on Monday, February 26 after a brief illness. Father Dan was preceded in death by his beloved husband, the Reverend William Shattuck Marshall, Jr. in 2018. Born in Hazleton, PA on January 4, 1947 he was the son of the […]

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Julie T. Ludka

Julie T. Ludka, S. Abington Twp, passed away peacefully with her family by her side Sunday morning in the Allied Services Hospice Center after a courageous and hard-fought battle with breast cancer.  Her devoted husband of 17 years is Michael Ludka. Born August 21, 1975, in Scranton, she was the daughter of Val and Julie […]

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John R. O’Brien, Esq.

John R. O’Brien, Esq., 69, of Dunmore, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday morning while surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Sally Furniss O’Brien. Born in Scranton, he was the fifth and youngest child of the late James E. and Mary Athy O’Brien. He was educated at […]

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Russell Enos

Russell J. Enos of S. Abington Twp. died Saturday morning at Allied Services HospiceCenter following an illness. Born May 20, 1948 in Boston, MA, son of the late Anthony G. and Lidya Vieira Enos, hewas a graduate of the Cambridge High and Latin School and the University of Rhode Island. He had worked as an […]

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CW4 Bryan Zemek

Bryan Zemek, 36 of Oxford,Mississippi, passed away Friday, February 23, 2024, doing what he loved.  He was born June 6, 1987 in Tupelo, MS. CW4 Bryan Zemek, a distinguished AH-64 helicopter pilot, lived his life with a passion that matched the intensity of the skies he navigated. Known among friends and family for his deep […]

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Margaret Anderson

Margaret (Peggy) Louise Anderson, 77, of Greentown, Pa, passed away on February 17, 2024 at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale, PA. Born on February 2, 1947 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, to the late Edwin and Marjorie Anderson, she attended school in her hometown, and went on to become a registered nurse with a B.S. in Public […]

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Salvatore Luongo

Salvatore Luongo, Scranton, 96, died early Sunday morning in the Tiffany Court at Kingston.  His first wife was Ellen L. Barlow Luongo who died in 2000.  Born 1927 in Scranton, he was the son of the late Gaetano and Isabelle Santoli Luongo and was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School.  He was of the Catholic faith.   […]

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Margaret “Marge” Bittner

Margaret Rossi Bittner, 86, formerly of Germansville, Pa., died on February 8 in Allentown, Pa., after a hard-fought battle with Parkinson’s Disease. She was the wife of Kenneth F. Bittner, now of Allentown; together they managed a successful farm in the Germansville area until the early 2000s. In November 2023 they celebrated their 56th wedding […]

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Joan R. Miller

Joan R.  Miller, 90, formerly of the Petersburg section of Scranton, died Wednesday night at Abington Manor after an illness.  Her Husband of 69 years was Gerald L. Miller, Sr. who died in January of this year.  The couple was married on June 19, 1954, in the Petersburg Presbyterian Church.  Born 1933 in Scranton, she […]

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George Debella

George Debella, Monstrose, passed away February 2, 2024 in the Regional Hospital of Scranton after an illness. Services are private.

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