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Obituaries

Cecilia Klinkiewicz (Bassney)

July 15, 2018

Cecilia Klinkiewicz, 96, of Hawley, died on Sunday, July 15, 2018 at Sacred Heart Hospice in Dunmore. She was preceded in death by her husband of 32 years, Walter Klinkiewicz on August 21, 1983. She was born on March 19, 1922, the daughter of the l...

Douglas G. Simmons

July 9, 2018

Douglas George Simmons, 77 of Beach Lake, passed away peacefully on Monday July 9,2018. Born January 27, 1941, he was the son of the late George and Aldonna Simmons. He was a graduate of the Honesdale Catholic school and served in the United States...

Richard A. Doherty

July 7, 2018


Veteran
Richard Anthony Doherty, 70 of Honesdale, died Saturday, July 7, 2018 peacefully at home surrounded by family. Born May 28, 1948 in Honesdale, he was the son of the late Charles W. & Ona M. Watson Doherty. He was a 1968 graduate of Honesdale High S...

Joan M. Smith (Gosciewski)

July 2, 2018

Joan M. Smith, 75, of Honesdale, died on Monday, July 2, 2018 at Hospice of the Sacred Heart in Dunmore. She is survived by her husband of 47 years, William J. Smith. The couple married on May 29, 1971. Born on February 22, 1943 in Herrick Tow...

Joseph G. Bunnell

July 2, 2018

Joseph Gerard Bunnell, 55 of Honesdale died Monday, July 02, 2018 at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Born July 5, 1962 in Honesdale, he was the youngest son of Frank Bunnell and the late Shirley Bunnell. He was a member of the St. John, St. Mary Magdalen ch...

Sharon L. Guinther (Case)

June 30, 2018

Sharon Lee Guinther, 71, of Tanglewood, died on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton. She is survived by her husband Thomas J. Guinther Sr.. The couple married on May 12, 1990. Born on March 16, 1947 in Newark...

Shirley M. Hensley (Reitenauer)

June 29, 2018

Shirley Marie Hensley, RN, 92, formerly of Honesdale, PA went to be with the Lord on Friday, June 29, 2018 at Fritzingertown Senior Living Community where she had been a guest for the past 4 years. She was born on July 10, 1925 in Honesdale, the...

Marguerite Manganello (Coffey)

June 28, 2018

Marguerite Manganello, 94, of Honesdale, died on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at her home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Millard James Manganello on February 13, 2005. The couple married on September 24, 1949. Born on August 18, 1923 in R...

Brian A. Hunt Rutherford

June 28, 2018

Brian Hunt Rutherford, age 27, of Beach Lake died on June 28, 2018 from injuries sustained in an accident. Brian was born September 15, 1990 and was the son of Elaine Hunt, of Beach Lake, and James B. Rutherford and Dawn Mill Rutherford, of Honesdal...

Dale R. Thomas

June 26, 2018

Dale R. Thomas Sr., 61 of Lake Ariel and a lifelong resident of Wayne County, went to his heavenly home on June 26, 2018. Born on July 2, 1956 in Carbondale, he was the son of the late Jeanne McConnell. He was the loving father of Dale R. Tho...

Susanna M. Theobald (Gilbert)

June 12, 2018

Susanna M. (Gilbert) Theobald, 68, of Waymart, died on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at Wayne Woodlands Manor in Waymart. Born on June 25, 1949 in Carbondale, PA, she was the daughter of the late John "Jack" Gilbert and Anna Mae Lupyak Salak. Susanna w...

Frank W. Fusco

June 11, 2018


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Frank W. Fusco, 68, of Beach Lake, passed away quietly on Monday, June 11, 2018 at his home. His wife of 38 years, the former Lillian Hekel was by his side. Born on February 25, 1950, he was the son of the late Frank and Mildred Olsen Fusco. H...

Wayne Harrison

June 4, 2018

Wayne Harrison, 62, of Equinunk, died on Monday, June 4, 2018 at Commonwealth Regional Hospital of Scranton. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, the former Mary Alice Theis. The couple married on January 25, 1975. Born on May 24, 1956 in H...

Marie B. Reifler (Brussells)

June 1, 2018

Marie Brussells Reifler, 85, of Cherry Ridge, Honesdale, passed away of natural causes, at home, on June 1, 2018. She was born in Cherry Ridge, on August 8, 1932, to the late Matthew and Mignon Crockenberg Brussells. On July 2, 1955, she was married...

Anthony J. McDevitt

May 31, 2018

Anthony John McDevitt, son of Thomas and Theresa McDevitt, passed away at the age of 19 on May 31, 2018. He was born on June 2, 1998 in Honesdale, Pennsylvania. Those who know Anthony, know he’s a generous and gentle soul. His smile, his spirit, h...

Reba M. Dein (Bishop)

May 30, 2018

Reba M. Dein, 93, of Hawley, passed away at her home with her family on Wednesday, May 30, 2018. Her loving husband George L. Dein Jr. passed away on September 19, 2007. The couple married on October 19, 1946. Born on January 14, 1925 in Honesda...

Janice Rovinski (Krempasky)

May 14, 2018

Janice Williams Rovinski, 66, of Honesdale died unexpectedly on Monday, May 14, 2018 at her home. She is survived by her husband, William Rovinski. Born on March 11, 1952 in Honesdale, she is the daughter of Joseph Krempasky of Honesdale and th...

M. Ruth Lewis (Kelly)

May 13, 2018

Mary Ruth (Kelly) Lewis, 98, of Honesdale, died on Sunday, May 13, 2018 at her home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas J. Lewis on May 7, 1959. Born on November 2, 1919 in Honesdale, she was the daughter of the late James and Lyda ...

James P. Kuhn

May 9, 2018


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James P “Kuhnie” Kuhn, 76 of Honesdale, died peacefully at home on Wednesday, May 9, 2018. Born on September 12, 1941 in Honesdale, he was the son of the late Karl Kuhn and Miriam Whitleigh Kuhn. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist P...

Irmgard A. Engelhard

May 5, 2018

Irmgard A. Engelhard, 94, of Honesdale and formerly of Damascus, died on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at Wayne Memorial Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband Kurt Engelhard in 2004. Born on August 1, 1923 in Germany, she was the daughter ...

John R. Kelly

May 3, 2018


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John R. Kelly, 93, of Honesdale, died unexpectedly on May 3, 2018 at Hospice of the Sacred Heart in Dunmore following a brief illness. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, the former Clara Morrison. The couple married on September 27, 1952. ...

Michael A. Rosario

May 1, 2018

Michael “Miguel” A. Rosario, 80, of Hawley, died on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at his home. He is survived by his wife, Haydee Rosario of 53 years. He is the loving father of sons Michael Comito Rosario, Richard Rosario, Daniel Rosario, and daughter L...

William L. Kile

April 27, 2018

William Kile, 72, of Prompton, passed away after a sudden illness at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital on Friday, April 27, 2018. Beloved husband of Sally (Wiszneski) Kile, William was born in Quakertown, PA on March 10, 1946 to the late Samuel and ...

Mary E. deMaye Bratnyk (Thompson)

April 13, 2018

Mary Elizabeth “Betty” deMaye Bratnyk was born on December 8, 1925 and died peacefully in the arms of her family on April 13, 2018. She was born in Washington, DC and lived in Brooklyn, New York and Port Orange, Florida before calling Honesdale,...

Matthew K. Frey

April 12, 2018

Matthew Kevin Frey, 35, of Beach Lake, died unexpectedly on April 12, 2018 in Hardeeville, SC. Born on August 28, 1982, in Honesdale, he is the son of Kevin R. and Julianne Furey Frey of Beach Lake. Matt was a graduate of Honesdale High School, c...