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Obituaries

Margaret M. Fontana (Romanski)

November 30, 2016

Margaret "Peggy" Mary Fontana, 81, of Honesdale and formerly of Manhasset, NY, died on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at her home. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert John Fontana in 1995. Born on September 3, 1935 in Glen Cove, NY, she ...

Ronald L. Reichling

November 28, 2016

Ronald L. Reichling, 56, of Honesdale and formerly of Queens, NY, died on Monday, November 28, 2016 at his home following an illness. He is survived by his wife of 20 years, the former Annette M. Mercatante. The couple married on August 9, 1996. B...

Albert Henderson

November 18, 2016

Albert Joseph "Sonny" Henderson, 80, of Milanville, died on Friday, November 18, 2016 at his home. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, the former Theresa Lau. The couple married on March 2, 1957. Born on December 30, 1935 in Carbondale, he was...

Joan M. Garrity (Pratt)

November 14, 2016

Joan Marie Garrity, 80, of Honesdale, died on Monday, November 14, 2016 at Julia Ribaudo Extended Care Center in Lake Ariel. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Richard Garrity. The couple married on September 4, 1966. Born on July 10, 193...

Timothy E. O'Connell

November 14, 2016


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Timothy E. O'Connell, 86, of Honesdale, died on Monday, November 14, 2016 at his home. He is survived by his wife of 26 years, the former Judith A. Elbert. The couple married on December 24, 1989. Born on September 21, 1930 in Smith Hill, he was t...

Dawn M. Clancy (Sillis)

November 14, 2016

Dawn Marie (Sillis) Clancy, 47, of Browndale, went to heaven on November 14, 2016 at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Virginia due to injuries sustained in an accident. Born on November 22, 1968 in Suffern, NY, she is the daughter of Kay Meckel Sillis of...

Margaret Rechner (Birli)

November 10, 2016

  Margaret Rechner, 94, of Honesdale (Cherry Ridge) passed peacefully Thursday night, November 10, 2016, at Wayne Woodlands Manor. She was married to the late John Rechner who preceded her in death on February 17, 2002. What a life M...

Frank (Glen) Ames

November 8, 2016


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Frank “Glen” Ames of Hawley passed away November 8, 2016 at the Sunrise Home Health & Hospice, Provo, Utah. He was 89 and was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years Dorothy Agnes Smith Ames, and an infant son Dale Paul Ames.  He is surviv...

Christina A. Menotti

November 5, 2016

Christina Anne Menotti, 27, of Hawley, died unexpectedly on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at her home. Born on March 10, 1989 in Honesdale, she is the daughter of John R. and Susan E. Hubbard Menotti of Hawley. She was a graduate of Honesdale High Sc...

Jean E. Turano (Polley)

October 29, 2016

Jean Evelyn Polley Turano, 90, of Honesdale died peacefully Saturday, October 29, 2016 surrounded by her family after an illness.  She was the widow of Robert G. Turano, Sr. who preceded her in death on November 14, 2013.  They were married 65 year...

Frederick G. Lintner

October 22, 2016


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Frederick G. Lintner, 73, of Honesdale, died on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Regional Hospital of Scranton. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, the former Sherri A. Keesler. The couple married on August 22, 1980. Born on May 8, 1943 in Honesd...

Mary Speakman (Mikolaichik)

October 18, 2016

Mary Speakman, 88, of Honesdale entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, October 18, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband Harvard J Speakman on May 23, 1998. The couple married on November 27, 1955. She was the daughter of late Thomas and M...

Linda L. Ryan (Pepper)

October 18, 2016

Linda Lee Ryan, 73 of Lake Como PA passed away on October 18, 2016 in Philadelphia PA.  She is survived by her husband, Richard “Dick” Ryan.  The couple married on October 18, 1969. Born in Wappingers Falls NY on March 10, 1943, she was the ...

John E. Firmstone

October 13, 2016


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John E. Firmstone, 96, of White Mills, died of old age on October 13, 2016 at his home with his family. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Marjorie DeRemaer on October 5, 2014. He was born on January 19, 1920 in White Mills, the son ...

Ronald L. Fullem

October 9, 2016


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Ronald L. Fullem, 88, of Honesdale, died on Sunday, October 9, 2016 at his home. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, the former Grace M. Hudson. The couple married on November 21, 1951. Born on August 15, 1928 in Uniontown, PA, he was the son ...

James W. Reedy

October 4, 2016


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James William Reedy, 78, of Equinunk, PA, died on Monday, October 3 rd at his home. Born on February 14, 1938 in New York City, he was the son of the late James Patrick Reedy and Catherine Hess Reedy. After residing in Vernon, NJ for 40 years, he ...

Rose S. Coons (Slish)

October 3, 2016

Rose S. Coons, 96, of Honesdale, died on Monday, October 3, 2016 at Ellen Memorial Health Care Center where she was a resident. She was preceded death by her husband, Robert E. Coons, Sr. on April 29, 2002. Born on January 24, 1920 in Forest City,...

Bethann M. Smith (Spittel)

September 25, 2016

Bethann M. Smith, 47, formerly of Honesdale, PA passed away unexpectedly following a motorcycle accident on September 25, 2016. Born in Buckhannon, West Virginia on March 2, 1969, she was the daughter of William (Raymond) and Joyce M. Spittel. Betha...

Gustave Naring

September 23, 2016


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Gustave Naring, 87, of Honesdale entered the gates of heaven peacefully at home with his loving wife, Pauline, by his side on Friday, September 23, 2016. Raised in Cold Springs, he was the youngest son of the late Gustave and Anna Berezansky Naring. ...

Betty P. Roberts Cottell

September 18, 2016

Betty P. Roberts, 85, of Honesdale, died on Sunday, September 18, 2016 at Ellen Memorial Health Care Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl "Orangie" Roberts on August 27, 2010. Born on March 9, 1931 in Honesdale, she was the daugh...

Ernestine Landers (Love)

September 14, 2016

Ernestine Landers passed away on September 14, 2016, at home following an illness with her husband of 52 years, James A. Landers at her side.   Ernestine was born on August 15, 1940 on a rural farm in South Carolina to loving parents Moses...

Grace A. VanSickle (Doherty)

September 12, 2016

Grace Ann (Doherty) VanSickle, 77, of Honesdale, died on Monday, September 12, 2016 at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. Born on November 2, 1938 in Honesdale, she was the daughter of the late Charles W. and Ona M. Watson Doherty. She was a gr...

M. Catherine (Ludwig) Schenk

September 12, 2016

M. Catherine (Ludwig) Schenck, 100, of Honesdale, died on Monday, September 12, 2016 at Wayne Woodlands Manor. She was preceded in death by her first husband Everett F. Ludwig and second husband Warren G. Schenck. Born on August 1, 1916 in Paradis...

Eileen A. Jensen (Dyer)

September 8, 2016

Eileen A. Jensen, 89, formerly of Newtown, CT and of Prompton, PA, past away on September 8, 2016 at home. Her husband, Frederick H. Jensen Sr. preceded her in death in 2013. Born on February 14, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and M...

Helen Bolton (Peake)

September 1, 2016

Helen (Peake) Bolton, 79, of Beach Lake, died on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at her home. She is survived by her husband of 15 years, JC Bolton. Born on July 11, 1937 in Equinunk, PA, she was the daughter of the late Marcus and Gertrude Cole Peake...