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Obituaries

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


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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


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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


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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...

Martin Geer

April 9, 2015


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Martin "Marty" Geer, 69, of Honesdale, died on Thursday, April 9, 2015 at Hospice of the Sacred Heart Inpatient Unit in Dunmore. He is survived by his wife of 29 years, the former Erin Dean. The couple married on October 20, 1986. Born on November...

Dorothy C. Dudley Garrity

April 9, 2015

Dorothy C. Dudley, 99, of Honesdale, died on Thursday, April 9, 2015 at her home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Dudley on July 3, 1984. Born on September 11, 1915 in Hawley, she was the daughter and last surviving member of the ...

William B. Birmingham

March 28, 2015


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William B. Birmingham, 85, of Honesdale, died on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Regional Hospital in Scranton. He is survived by his wife, the former Doris M. Crockenberg. The couple married on November 4, 1950 in St. Mary Magdalen Church in Honesdale. ...

Gisele Verdi Drolet

March 27, 2015

Gisele Verdi of Bethany, PA, died on Friday, March 27, 2015 at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale. She was 89. The daughter of the late Joseph and Adele Drolet, she was born on June 29, 1925 in Quebec City, Canada. Gisele was the wife of the lat...

Joseph J. Brew

March 24, 2015

Joseph John Brew, 63, of Honesdale, died on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at Regional Hospital of Scranton. Born on February 15, 1952 in La Jolla, CA, he was the son of the late John Joseph and Catherine Dean Brew. Joseph was a typesetter for General El...

Herman Neugebauer

March 20, 2015


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Herman A. Neugebauer, 79, Beach Lake, PA, passed away peacefully in his home on March 20, 2015 after a long illness. He was born on June 12, 1935 in Moscow, PA to the late Rudolph Neugebauer and Elizabeth Hafner Neugebauer. Herman graduated from N...

Mary L. Carney Weisensale

March 14, 2015

Mary L. Carney, 83, of Honesdale, died on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Ellen Memorial Health Care Center in Honesdale. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alexander L. Carney on April 7, 1996. Born on September 26, 1931 in York, PA, she was t...

Paula T. Bishop Yanochik

March 7, 2015

Paula Bishop, 54, of Honesdale, PA (formerly of Archbald) passed away on March 7, 2015 after a lengthy and courageous battle with breast cancer. She was the daughter of the late John J. and Ann M. Cowley-Yanochik of Archbald. Born in Peckville, PA...

Shirley Belknap

February 28, 2015

Shirley E. Belknap, 85, of Honesdale, died on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale. She was preceded in death by her husband Albert R. "Dober" Belknap on October 21, 2007. The couple married on August 19, 1950. Born on ...

Lawrence Stark

February 28, 2015

Lawrence Edward Stark, 101, of Honesdale, passed away Saturday, February 28, 2015 at Bethany Village where he resided for the past five years.He was preceded in death by by his high school sweetheart, Ruth Genevieve Mason, with whom he eloped at the ...