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Obituaries

William G. Fives

May 24, 2020


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William (Billy) Fives. A lifelong resident of the Egypt Road area of Mount Pleasant Township, passed away unexpectedly at Wayne Memorial Hospital, Honesdale, on May 24, 2020, with the love of his life, his wife Fay Rabaya Panilag and other family mem...

James A. Rodda

May 22, 2020

James (Jim) A. Rodda, 67, of Prompton, PA, passed away on Friday, May 22, 2020, at his home. Born in Wilkes-Barre, PA, on September 17, 1952, he is the son of James O. Rodda of Wilkes-Barre and the late Eleanor L. (Bokar) Rodda. Jim is survived by...

Robert C. Klemovitch

May 18, 2020


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Robert Charles Klemovitch, 85, of Honesdale, died on Monday, May 18, 2020 at his home. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, the former Hilda Laughland. The couple married on January 23, 1960. Born on February 26, 1935 in Eynon, PA, he was the s...

Erin E. Geer (Dean)

May 16, 2020

Erin E. Geer, 73 of Honesdale, died in Saturday, May 16, 2020 at Wayne Memorial Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Martin Geer on April 9, 2015. The couple married on October 20, 1986. Born on October 22, 1946 in Honesdale, she wa...

Alice D. Shafer (Smith)

May 14, 2020

Alice Shafer, 89, daughter of the late John B. Smith, and Florence Masker, passed away at home in the presence of her family on Thursday, May 14, 2020. She was the widow of the late Harold Shafer. Alice loved to play cards with family, gardening...

Marion H. Contorno (McGunnigle)

May 11, 2020

Marion H. Contorno of Honesdale died on Monday evening, May 11, 2020 at Regional Hospital of Scranton after being stricken with an illness. Born in Hicksville, NY, daughter of the late Philip and Helen McGunnigle, she worked for Katz Factory for s...

Margery L. Killian (Malloy)

May 5, 2020

Margery Louise (Malloy) Killian, 63, of Nescopeck, and formerly of Honesdale, died on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. She is survived by her husband of 37 years, David R. Killian. The couple married on July 16, 1982. ...

Doris L. Holzman (Schofield)

April 25, 2020

Doris Lee Schofield Holzman, 64, of Beach Lake, PA died peacefully on Saturday, April 25th. She resided with her loving husband of 44 years, Douglas Holzman. The oldest of five siblings, Doris was born to Doris (Weissbach) and Richard Schofield on M...

Elaine L. Hillier (Rutkosky)

April 24, 2020

Elaine L (Rutkosky) Hillier of Honesdale died peacefully at home, surrounded by her family on April 24th.  She was 76.  She had battled extreme arthritis for many years and dementia in her last few years. Elaine lived a full life.  While living...

Franklin J. DeReamer

April 21, 2020


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Franklin J. DeReamer, 97, of Honesdale, died on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at Wayne Memorial Hospital. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Addie Lavenduski on September 22, 1995. The couple married on February 5, 1946. Born on February 2...

George R. Davey

April 20, 2020


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George Robert Davey of Honesdale passed away peacefully at home April 20,2020 after a brief illness. He is survived by his wife, the former Ellen Hinter Markle. Born October 30, 1946 he was the son of the late Robert E. and Clara Decker Davey...

Juan J. Mendez

April 19, 2020


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Juan Jose Mendez, 67, of Pleasant Mount, died on Sunday, April 19, 2020 at Wayne Memorial Hospital.  He is survived by his wife of 47 years, the former Edna Colon.  The couple married on October 6, 1973. Born on July 21, 1952 in Puerto Rico, he ...

Scott R. Helferich

April 19, 2020

Scott Robert Helferich, 37, of Honesdale, passed away suddenly on Saturday, April 18, 2020 at home. Scott, born September 25, 1982, was the son of Diane (Baer) and Robert Helferich Jr. of Honesdale. He shared his home with his beloved dog, who was m...

Windsor L. Bailey

April 17, 2020


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Windsor L. Bailey, 97, of Wilkes-Barre and formerly of Honesdale, died April 17, 2020 at Timber Ridge Nursing Home where he was residing. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret "Peggie" (Linke) Bailey on December 25, 2008. He was born on M...

Jeffrey DeYoung

April 16, 2020


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The Pittsburgh Steelers lost their greatest fan. Jeffrey Thomas DeYoung, age 60 of White Mills, PA, passed away from natural causes, surrounded by his family on the evening of April 16th, 2020. Jeff was the first born of three children of John and th...

Rolf H. Schultze

April 15, 2020

Rolf Schultze, 91 of New Jersey passed away on April 15, 2020 at St. Clare’s Hospital of Denville, NJ after an illness. Rolf was born in Hamburg Germany on August 31, 1928.  He was the son of Klara and Otto Schultze. Rolf lived an extraordin...

Marie M. Beezup (Magera)

April 12, 2020

Marie M. Beezup, RN, 94, of Honesdale, died on Sunday, April 12, 2020 at her sons home in Derby, VT. She was preceded in death by her husband, retired Pennsylvania State Trooper, Thaddues Andrew Beezup on September 12, 1994. Born on July 9, 1925 i...

Robert L. Skinner

April 8, 2020

Robert Lewis Skinner, 73, known as “Bob” by all of his friends of Beach Lake, Pennsylvania passed away unexpectedly on 4/8/2020 at the Orange County Regional Medical Center in Middletown, NY.  Robert was born in Torrey, PA at his home on 1/16/19...

Albert J. Weinczyk

April 2, 2020


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Albert John Weinczyk, Jr., 77, of Lake Ariel, died on Thursday, April 2, 2020 at his home with his family by his side. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, the former Dolores Ann Baker. Born on September 5, 1942 in Riverside, NJ, he was the son...

William J. Ridd

March 30, 2020

William J. Ridd, 78, of Honesdale, died on Monday, March 30, 2020 at Hospice of the Sacred Heart in Dunmore. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, the former Susan Fritz. The couple married on November 16, 1962. Born on June 12, 1941 in Honesdal...

Mary Ann DeGori (Lent)

March 24, 2020

Mary Ann DeGori, 78, of Beach Lake, died on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at Geisinger CMC in Scranton. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Rocco DeGori. The couple married on April 30, 1960. Born on October 28, 1941 in Bellmore, NY, she was the...

Joan L. Kennedy (Johannes)

March 15, 2020

Joan L. Kennedy, 80, of Honesdale, died on Sunday, March 15, 2020 at Ellen Memorial Health Care Center in Honesdale. Born on October 27, 1939 in Cherry Ridge, she was the daughter of the late Jerome F. and Ellen Miller Johannes. She was a graduate...

Betty-Ann M. Mill (Kiefer)

March 10, 2020

Betty-Ann Marie Mill, 65, of Honesdale, died on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at Regional Hospital in Scranton. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Gerald E. Mill. The couple married on July 31, 1971. Born on December 29, 1954 in East Orange, NJ...

Hillery Leonard Bell

March 6, 2020


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Hillery Leonard (Len, Lenny) Bell, 78, of Hawley, PA passed away unexpectedly Friday, March 6, 2020 at his home. Len was born in Bucks County, PA on December 16, 1941 to Louise Marie (Van Sciver) and Joseph Bell of Bristol, PA.  He graduated from t...

Raymond J. Kenyon

March 6, 2020

Raymond J. Kenyon, 87, of Equinunk, died on March 6, 2020 at his home. He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Juanita Vargas. The couple married in September 21, 2002. Born on February 8, 1933 in Franklin, NY, he was the son of the late Chauncey ...