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Obituaries

Julia M. Leonard Farrell

July 28, 2015

Julia M. Leonard, 96 of Pleasant Mount died on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at home after a brief illness, surrounded by her loving family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas A. Leonard on December 12, 1984. Born July 22, 1919 in Honesdale...

LTG (Ret.) Daniel J. O'Neill

July 28, 2015


Veteran
General Daniel Joseph O’Neill, 78, of Honesdale, a long-time educator and school administrator, distinguished military officer, active civic leader, and irreplaceable center of his family, died unexpectedly on July 28, 2015. Gen. O’Neill was bor...

James P. Weist

July 17, 2015


Veteran
James Peter Weist, 77, of Honesdale, died on Friday, July 17, 2015 at his home following an 8 year battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, the former Shirley Acker. Born on August 16, 1937 in Honesdale, he was the son of the la...

Edward S. Guinther

July 14, 2015

Edward S. Guinther, 95, a resident at Bethany Village and formerly of Honesdale, died on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at Wayne Memorial Hospital. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Doris M. Johnson on October 4, 2012. The couple married May 1...

Mary E. Schmidt Cousins

July 7, 2015

Mary Eleanor (Cousins) Schmidt, 80, formerly of Berlin Twp., died July 7, 2015 at Allied Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Scranton where she was residing. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald L. Schmidt on April 18, 1998. B...

Allan G. Schmidt

July 6, 2015


Veteran
Allan Gerard Schmidt, 64, of Honesdale and formerly of The Heights in Jersey City, NJ died on Monday, July 6, 2015 at Lehigh Valley Hospital at Cedar Crest. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Cooper. Born on June 20, 1951 in Jersey City, NJ, he was...

Alice C. Foster Rutledge

July 3, 2015

Alice C. Foster, 91, of Honesdale, died peacefully at home, Friday, July 3, 2015, surrounded by her family. Born in Lookout, PA on July 26, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Arnold E. and Nora H. (Cole) Rutledge. On January 19, 1946, she was ...

George R. Uhlich

July 3, 2015


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George R. Uhlich, 71, of Damascus and Englewood, FL, died unexpectedly on Friday, July 3, 2015 at his home. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, the former Renee Morando. The couple married on June 27, 1964. Born on August 19, 1943 in New York ...

Joan M. La Tournous Opinsky

June 20, 2015

Joan M. La Tournous, 86 formerly of Hawley died Saturday, June 20 at Homeland Center in Harrisburg. Joan is survived by her husband of 64 years Raymond J. La Tournous, son Richard and wife Susan, son James and wife Nancy and daughter Kathy Kovales...

Patricia A. Carrier Monahan

June 15, 2015

Patricia Ann Carrier, 69, of Beach Lake, died on Monday, June 15, 2015 at her home. She is survived by her husband of 26 years, Daniel William Carrier. The couple married on July 1, 1989. Born on November 25, 1945 in the Bronx, NY, she was the dau...

Mary A. O'Hara Leonard

June 15, 2015

Mrs. Mary Ann O’Hara (nee Leonard) died peacefully in State College on June 15, 2015 in State College at the age of 86. Mary Ann is survived by sister Eileen Ahl of Shingle House and brother John R. Leonard Jr. of North Charleston, SC. She als...

Chester A. Crum

June 11, 2015


Veteran
Chester A. Crum, born on December 3, 1923 passed away peacefully at home on June 11, 2015 with his family beside him in Beach Lake, Pa 18405. Chester was a farmer most of his former life in Milanville, PA. He was also a construction worker and sto...

John "Jack" P. Rumain

June 4, 2015

John “Jack” Philip Rumain Jack Rumain of Honesdale, PA, died Thursday, June 4, 2015 at Geisinger Hospital in Danville after an aggressive battle with pulmonary fibrosis. Born on December 27, 1950 in Bayonne NJ, he is the son of Vincent J. R...

Deborah L. Wanklin

June 4, 2015

Deborah Lee Wanklin, age 66 of Honesdale died Thursday, June 4, 2015 at the Forest City Nursing and Rehab Center following a lengthy illness. She was born November 1, 1948 in Paterson, New Jersey. She was the daughter of the late Paul and Hilda ...

Paul M. Oates

June 3, 2015

Paul M. Oates, Jr., 73, a resident at Creekside Health and Rehab Center in Carbondale, died on Wednesday, June 3, 2015. Born on June 3, 1942 in Middletown, NY, he was the son of the late Paul M. Sr. and Marianna Comfort Oates. At a young age, Paul...

Helen Pekaar Franchak

June 1, 2015

"Love makes the world go 'round, but laughter keeps you from getting dizzy." If this is true, then as of June 1, 2015, the world has been spinning a little slower - and we're all a little bit more off-balance - without Helen Pekaar in it. Helen pa...

Mary D. Howell Kennedy

June 1, 2015

Mary D. Howell, RN, 79, of Honesdale, died on Monday, June 1, 2015 at her home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas A. Howell on December 1, 2010. The couple married on September 5, 1964. Born on December 22, 1935 in Bayside, NY, she ...

Bruce E. Glosenger

May 28, 2015


Veteran
Bruce Everett Glosenger, 92, of Honesdale, died on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at his home. He survived by his wife of 69 years, the former Katherine Mary Knehr. The couple married on January 26, 1946 at St. Mary Magdalen Church in Honesdale. Born on J...

Mario T. Martinez

May 27, 2015

Mario Tomas Martinez, 75, of Lakeville, died on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at Hospice of the Sacred Heart Inpatient Unit in Dunmore. He is survived by his wife, Linda Martinez. Born on December 29, 1939 in Havana, Cuba, he was the son of the late Ric...

Marlene J. Tolley Holbert

May 25, 2015

Marlene J. Tolley passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on May 25, 2015 after a brief illness. She was the daughter of the late Kenneth and Edith Holbert. She was preceded in death by her son, David K. Tolley, III; her hus...

Sandra French Williams

May 4, 2015

Sandra Williams French, RN, of Honesdale, died on Monday, May 4, 2015 at Wayne Memorial Hospital, after a long battle with cancer. Born in Honesdale on May 1, 1945, she is the daughter of Jean Spinner Williams of Cherry Ridge and the late David T....

Mary B. Watson Rickard

April 30, 2015

Mary B. Watson, 64 of Lakewood, PA, died on Friday, April 30, 2015 at Moses Taylor Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Richard J Watson, of 42 years. The couple married on July 8, 1972. Born on May 10, 1950 in Lackawanna County, she was the ...

Anna Poltanis Ambrose

April 23, 2015

Anna Ambrose Poltanis, 85, of Waymart, PA, died on Thursday, April 23, 2015, at Wayne Memorial Hospital, Honesdale. She was the widow of John J. Poltanis who preceded her in death on October 31, 2012. Daughter of the late Stephen and Anna Stasik A...

Harold J. Gilhool

April 18, 2015


Veteran
Harold J. Gilhool, 74, of Honesdale, died at home on Saturday, April 18, 2015. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, the former Margaret Jean Hessling. The couple was married on November 27, 1965. Born on September 4, 1940, in Carbondale, Pennsy...

James J. Bresset

April 17, 2015

James J. Bresset, of Mount Pocono, PA, died on Friday, April 17, 2015 at Halifax Hospice in Edgewater, FL. Born in Honesdale, he was the son of the late George L. and Rosemary Coyne Bresset. He was a graduate of the University of Scranton with a B...