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Obituaries

Ellen Hippensteel Behrens

December 9, 2015

Ellen Hippensteel, 80, of Honesdale, died December 9, 2015 at UNC Memorial Hospital, Chapel Hill, NC. Born June 1, 1935 in Brooklyn, NY, she was the daughter of the late John and Minnie Behrens and beloved wife of Oscar E. Hippensteel, Jr. She was a...

John Alan Junior Dutcher

December 4, 2015

John Alan Junior Dutcher, 35, of Honesdale, died on Friday, December 4, 2015 at his home. Born on March 17, 1980 in Phoenix, AZ, he was the son of John Alan Dutcher and Margaret Chapman Crucius. John enjoyed fishing, casino trips and being with fr...

John "Jack" W. Gumpper

November 27, 2015


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It is with heavy heart the family of John "Jack" W. Gumpper announces his journey to join his parents, Leo F. Gumpper and Doris Hiller Gumpper, and his brother-in-law, David Lamberton. Jack leaves behind his wife, Deby (Kominski) Gumpper and our chi...

Theresa "Betty" E. Brock Melody

November 16, 2015

Theresa (Betty) Melody Brock, 85 passed away in Hospice at Wayne Woodlands Manor on November 16, 2015. Betty received continuous support and love from her family as she dealt with Alzheimer’s. She was preceded in death by her husband and caregiver,...

Florence Gammerdinger Lampart

November 15, 2015

Florence Lampart Gammerdinger, RN, 94, of Honesdale, died on  Sunday, November 15, 2015 at her home.  She was preceded in  death by her husband, Harry "Duke" Gammerdinger on October 15,  1957.  The couple married on July  16, 1950. Born o...

Jane E. Osmunson Walsh

November 15, 2015

Jane E. Osmunson, 85, of Honesdale, died on Sunday, November 15, 2015 at her home. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Thomas H. Osmunson. The couple married on July 20, 1952. Born on December 30, 1929 in Elizabeth, NJ, she was the daughte...

Elizabeth A. Gumble Reifler

November 5, 2015

Elizabeth A. "Betty" Gumble, 91, a resident of Wayne Woodlands Manor and formerly of Honesdale, died on Thursday, November 5, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Gumble on October 7, 2001. Born on October 5, 1924 in Hawley, she w...

James F. Cole

November 3, 2015


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James Floyd Cole, 75, of Prompton, died on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at Regional Hospital of Scranton. Born on October 13, 1940 in Lookout, PA, he was the son of the late Lindsay Arbec and Ruth Myrtle Rake Cole. He served in the US Air Force durin...

Donald W. Risse

November 2, 2015


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Donald W. Risse, 91, of Williamsport, PA and formerly of Honesdale, died on Monday, November 2, 2015 at Divine Providence Hospital. He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, the former Elizabeth R. Stegner, RN on January 5, 2006. The couple m...

Stephen J. Lupyak III

October 28, 2015

Stephen J. Lupyak, 49, of Hawley, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 after an accident at his home. He is survived by his wife, the former Barbara Sheerer. The couple married on October 18, 2014. Born on December 16, 1965 in Honesdal...

Anna T. Bischoff Lorinz

October 22, 2015

Anna T. Bischoff, 90, a resident at Bethany Village, died on October 22, 2015.  She was preceded in death by her husband John Bischoff. Born on November 25, 1924 in New York City, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Horvatz Lo...

Leslie J. Thomas

October 16, 2015


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Leslie John Thomas, 75, of Prompton passed away on Friday in Geisinger CMC. Born August 9th, 1940 in Honesdale, PA to Franklyn W. Thomas and Isabelle Evelyn Cook. He joined the Marine Corp for 4 years. Les was employed for 40+ years at Moore's Bus...

Robert F. Diehl

October 7, 2015

Robert Fred Diehl, Sr., 89, of Honesdale and formerly of Damascus, died peacefully on October 7, 2015 at his home surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, the former Marie Edna Hopkins. The couple married on August 26, 1948. ...

Judith M. Rimlinger (Tallman)

September 28, 2015

Judith M. Tallman Freethy Rimlinger, 77, of Hawley, died on Monday, September 28, 2015 at her home. She is survived by her husband of 26 years, Henry "Hank" Rimlinger. The couple married on December 2, 1989. She was preceded in death by her first hus...

Grace A. Kean Schuman

September 20, 2015

Grace A. (Schuman) Kean 94, of Equinunk, PA went to heaven on Sunday, September 20th, 2015, surrounded by her family. Born on November 25, 1920 she was the daughter of the late Leo and Lillian (Rose) Schuman. A loving mother to three daughters, Le...

Marie E. Garrett Belknap

September 19, 2015

Marie E. Garrett, 94, of Honesdale, died on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at Creekside Health and Rehab Center in Carbondale. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles F. Garrett on December 9, 2008. The couple married on July 2, 1949. Born...

Gerald J. Weniger

September 18, 2015


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Gerald J. Weniger, Sr., 85, of Honesdale, died on September 18, 2015 at Bethany Village where he was residing. He leaves his wife of 63 years, Marie Jean (Crockenberg) Weniger. He was born on August 29, 1930, the son of the late Charles J. Weniger...

Robert W. Seaman

September 13, 2015

Robert W Seaman, 78, of Beach Lake, died Sunday September 13, 2015 at the VNA Hospice located in CMC Hospital. He was the husband of Johanna M. (DiCostanzo) Seaman and their 53rd wedding anniversary would have been October 6th of this year. Robert wa...

Bernard G. Southerton

September 3, 2015


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Bernard Gerald Southerton, 94, of Honesdale, entered the gates of heaven on Thursday, September 3, 2015 from his earthly home, surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, the former Florence G. Lau and his three children and ...

Ethel C. Rose Cook

August 28, 2015

Ethel C. Rose, 86, of Cherry Ridge, died on Friday, August 28, 2015 at Julia Ribaudo Extended Care in Lake Ariel. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Edmund J. Rose. The couple married on June 5, 1954. Born on April 6, 1929 in Lake Ariel, ...

Joseph M. McDonnell

August 24, 2015


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Joseph Martin McDonnell, 86, of Honesdale, died on Monday, August 24, 2015 at Elmcroft of Mid Valley, Peckville where he was residing. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Brigid Lynch on August 2, 2006. The couple married on December 9, ...

Robert F. Ruddy

August 21, 2015


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Robert F. Ruddy, 86, a resident at Wayne Woodlands Manor, died on Friday, August 21, 2015 at Wayne Memorial Hospital. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Lorraine Crocker Collins on May 7, 2008. Born on December 5, 1928 in Carbondale,...

Steven A. Cusumano

August 18, 2015

Steven Allen Cusumano, 69, of Honesdale, died on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton. He is survived by his wife of 20 years, the former Valerie Jervis. The couple married July 1, 1995. Born on March 7, 1946 ...

Bessie L. Fletcher

August 18, 2015

Bessie L. Fletcher, 87, of Tyler Hill and formerly of Coldenham, NY, died on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at home. Born on September 29, 1927 in Newburgh, NY, she was the daughter of the late Jonathan J. and Bessie B. Score Fletcher. She was a graduat...

Adam G. Jones

August 17, 2015


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Adam George Jones, 96, formerly of Dyberry Township, died on Monday, August 17, 2015 at Bethany Village where he was residing. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Helen Mary Covella on April 16, 2014. The couple married on March 21, 1940...