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Obituaries

Kathryn Carmody

December 18, 2014

Kathryn Frisch Carmody, 43, of Honesdale, died peacefully, Thursday, December 18, 2014 at Wayne Memorial Hospital, surrounded by the love of her family. She is survived by her husband, Robert J. Carmody. The couple married on September 10, 1999. Born...

Lester Soden

December 14, 2014

Lester Emerson Soden, 92 of Honesdale, died peacefully on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at Ellen Memorial Health Care Center after a long illness. He is survived by his wife, the former Doris Burdick. The couple married on April 22, 1961. Born on October...

Peter Hein

December 11, 2014

Peter J. Hein, 87, of Honesdale, died unexpectedly on Thursday, December 11, 2014 at his home. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Ingeborg Christ on August 14, 2004. Born on October 19, 1927 in Kiel, Germany, he was the son of the late ...

Barbara Ciraolo

December 11, 2014

Barbara Joan Ciraolo, beloved wife and mother, passed December 11, 2014 at age 78. Barbara's physical presence will be missed but her person will always be with us; with the love, enthusiasm and hospitality she expressed to "all". A courageous and ge...

Alzina Martha Young

December 9, 2014

Alzina Martha Young, 88, of Prompton, died Tuesday morning, December 9, 2014 at Carbondale Nursing Home. She was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth Nelson on July 19, 1999. Born on December 28, 1925 at the family home in Bethany, she was the da...

Catherine Schuman

December 8, 2014

Catherine Diane Schuman, 81, of Honesdale, died on Monday, December 8, 2014 at Wayne Memorial Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frederick Schuman Sr. on May 6, 2013. The couple married on July 4, 1959. Born on November 25, 1933 in W...

Paul Gombita Sr

December 7, 2014

Paul C Gombita Sr., 61, of Honesdale, died peacefully at home Sunday December 7th, 2014. Paul was the only child of the late Paul A. Gombita, Simpson, and the late Helen Gombita (formerly Zelonis), Honesdale. He was born September 1st, 1953 at the Wo...

Brian C O'Neill

November 27, 2014

Brian C. O'Neill, 77, of Honesdale, died on Thursday, November 27, 2014 at Wayne Memorial Hospital. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, the former Carol Dapper. The couple married on May 20, 1961. Born on August 12, 1937 in Binghamton, NY, he was...

Raymond Rocklin

November 19, 2014

Well-known artist and teacher Raymond Rocklin of Damascus Township died at home, surrounded by his immediate family on November 19th, 2014. He was 92 years old. Raymond was an accomplished artist & sculptor in many mediums, and stood at the foref...

Jeanine Schmidt

November 16, 2014

Jeanine Schmidt, 79, of Milanville, died on Sunday, November 16, 2014 at her home. She was preceded in death by her husband Paul Schmidt on August 3, 1999. The couple married on May 26, 1956. Born on May 8, 1935 in Maspeth, NY, she was the daughter o...

Marilyn S. Downs

November 15, 2014

Marilyn S. Downs, of New York City, died Saturday, November 15, 2014, in her home in Equinunk with her family. She lived her life with a belief in God and Our Lord Jesus Christ and a personal dedication to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Marilyn is survi...

John C. Doherty

November 15, 2014


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John C. Doherty Sr., 85, of Honesdale, died on Saturday, November 15th, 2014 at home. His wife, the former Lois Snyder Doherty, died in 1997. He was the oldest son of Charles and Ona Watson Doherty. He was a graduate of Honesdale Catholic School and ...

Evelyn Jones

November 12, 2014

Evelyn Adele Theresa Jones, 67, of Honesdale, died November 12, 2014 at home. She is preceded in death by her husband, Richard "Dick" Jones on October 28, 2012. The couple married on August 5, 1967. Born in Callicoon, NY on July 25, 1947, she was the...

Janet Ridd

November 8, 2014

Janet Kathryn Ridd, 91, of Honesdale, died on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at Ellen Memorial Health Care Center. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert J. Ridd on April 8, 1993. Born on July 16, 1923 in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter o...

Anna DeBlanco

October 30, 2014

Anna Katherine DeBlanco, RN, 88, of Clinton Township, died on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at Ellen Memorial Health Care Center. She was preceded in death by her husband John DeBlanco on October 29, 2005. The couple married on February 4, 1950. Born on...

Ernest "Duff" Cook

October 15, 2014

Ernest "Duff" D. Cook, 90, of Honesdale, died on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at his home. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, the former Doris R. Roe. Born on October 3, 1924 at the family home in Lake Ariel, he was the son of the late Amzi and A...

Albert Opinsky

October 8, 2014

Albert William Opinsky, 93, of Honesdale, died on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at Wayne Memorial Hospital. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Isabelle Nonnemacher on November 1, 2013. Born on May 26, 1921 in Scranton, PA, he was the son o...

Marjorie Firmstone

October 5, 2014

Marjorie Firmstone of White Mills died October 5 after a long illness. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Jack Firmstone. Born on July 21, 1931, daughter of the late Charles and Evelyn Watson DeReamer, she graduated from Hawley High School. ...

Robert A. Coons

September 24, 2014

Robert A. Coons, 65, of Honesdale, died on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at his home. Born on December 30, 1948, in Honesdale, he was the son of Rose S. Slish Coons of Honesdale and the late Robert E. Coons. He was a graduate of Honesdale Catholic Hi...

Jean Cary

September 16, 2014

Jean R. Cary, 80, of Beach Lake, died on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Charles B. Cary. Born on May 6, 1934 in Concord, NY, she was the daughter of the late Kenneth...

George Southerton

September 14, 2014


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George Jerome Southerton, 95, a lifelong resident of Honesdale, died unexpectedly on Sunday, September 14, 2014 at his home. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Evelyn Larsen on January 12, 1972. He was born in Honesdale on November 17, ...

Kristina Lynn Dame

September 11, 2014

Kristina Lynn Dame, 39, of Hawley, died unexpectedly, Thursday, September 11, 2014 at her home. Born on August 19, 1975 in East Stroudsburg, PA, she is the daughter of Margaret Kingston Dame with whom she resided and the late Lawrence Dame. She was a...

Barbara Blockberger

September 9, 2014

Barbara Ann Blockberger, 45, of Honesdale, died on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at her home. She is survived by her longtime companion of 27 years, Timothy S. Gibbons. Born on February 13, 1969 in Honesdale, she is the daughter of John and Barbara Jean...

Marion Mang

September 8, 2014

Marion A. Mang, 82, of Honesdale, died on Monday, September 8, 2014 at Geisinger CMC in Scranton. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Merlin R. Mang. The couple married June 27, 1953. Born on January 5, 1932 in Honesdale, she was the daughter...

Dorothy Gevert

September 5, 2014

Dorothy Eliza Gevert, daughter of Lorin G. and Flora Mae Stinnard Fleming, having recently celebrated her 101st birthday, left our mortal world behind on Friday, September 5th. In the company of a loving friend, she died peacefully at the Forest Park...