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Grace M. Conforti

February 10, 2018

Grace M. Conforti, 86, of Scranton died Saturday morning with all her sons at her bedside. She is survived by her husband of 62 years Francis J. Conforti. Born in New York she was the daughter of the late Victor and Josephine Romeo Torrisi and was educated in the Scranton public schools.

Other than being a mother and wife, Grace had many great talents. She was a prolific baker and cook, she enjoyed crafting, sewing, and she definitely had a green thumb when it came to planting her large family vegetable garden, tending to her many flower beds, and was especially proud of her Lilly’s of the Valley.

Also surviving are three sons Kevin Conforti and companion Alicia Shelkin of Scranton, Keith and wife Karen Conforti of Slingerlands New York, and Kip and Andrea Conforti of Scranton, a daughter-in-law Margaret A. Conforti of Palmyra, sister Ann Talarico and husband Ron, brother Salavatore Torrisi and wife Jean, sister in law Barbara Torrisi, grandchildren Kameron, Kayla, Caroline, Matthew, Kole, Averi, and Anna Conforti, Bill Gallagher and Jennifer Schengrund and great grandchildren Owen Connon, Morgan Schengrund, and Molly Gallagher, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two sons, Kenneth F. and Kristopher J. Conforti, brothers Frank and Victor Torrisi, sisters Rose Hartridge and Felicia Pugliese.

The funeral will be Friday from the Albert P. O’Donnell Funeral Home 2025 Green Ridge Street Dunmore with a mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 A.M. at Immaculate Conception Church 800 Taylor Avenue Scranton. Interment Cathedral Cemetery. All those attending the funeral are asked to proceed directly to the church on Friday. Friends may call Thursday from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made in honor of our Mothers love of cooking & baking to the Grace Conforti Baking and Pastry Scholarship Fund Lackawanna College, 501 Vine Street, Scranton, PA 18509 or by calling 570-504-7495.


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Michael Patrick  Loughney

February 10, 2018

Michael Patrick Loughney of Clarks Green passed away unexpectedly on Saturday after doing what he liked best – spending time with his family and friends. The youngest of the late James Loughney and Madeline Geiger Loughney’s six children, he grew up on the Hill where he spent many hours at Schautz Stadium honing his basketball and baseball skills. He then took his talents to Bishop Hannon High School, class of 1980, where he would go on to score 1,000 points alongside lifelong friends Billy Cadden, Bob Crofton and Jack Judge.
After graduating from the University of Scranton in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science degree, he went on to a successful 26-year career at Morgan Stanley, where he was recently elevated to first vice-president in recognition of his financial expertise.

As an adult, Michael enjoyed playing golf at Glen Oak Country Club and numerous Florida courses with Ned Kane and Paul Holmes, and hosting cookouts on Sundays at his pool as the ultimate grill master. He was an avid fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Notre Dame, the Chicago Bears and Springsteen.

Above all, Michael was devoted to the love of his life, the former Denette Sebastianelli, and his two children, Bo and Brigid. In addition, he is survived by his siblings, Margaret O’Bell and husband, Michael, Ocean View, Del.; James and his wife, Karen, Lynchburg, Va.; Mary Grace Dougherty, Moosic; Robert and his wife, Ellen, Loudonville, N.Y.; and Nancy Comerford and husband, Michael, Dunmore; loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, many friends, colleagues and clients. He also is survived by his mother-in-law, Georgette Mahon; sisters-in law, Joella Sebastianelli, Blakely; Melissa Balent and husband, Chris, Plains; and brothers-in-law, Dennis Sebastianelli, Clarks Summit; and Bart Mahon and wife, Jenalyn, Honesdale. He also was predeceased by his father-in-law, Butch Sebastianelli. In keeping with his generous and loving spirit, Michael donated his organs so that others could live.

The funeral will be Thursday from the Albert P. O’Donnell Funeral Home, 2025 Green Ridge St., Dunmore, with Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, 800 Taylor Ave., Scranton. All those attending the funeral are asked to proceed to the church the morning of the funeral. Friends may call Wednesday from 3 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Boys and Girls Club of America.


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Mary Lil Walsh

February 2, 2018

Mary Lil Walsh, Dunmore, died Friday at Moses Taylor Hospital. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Edward “Neddo” and Catherine McHugh Walsh. A graduate of South Catholic High School and Lackawanna College, she attended the University of Scranton. She was formerly employed by A&P Co. and the Jewish Federation of Scranton.

Surviving are four sisters, Catherine “Kaddy” Clarke, Dunmore; Patricia Williams, Scranton; Margaret “Margie” Walsh, Jessup; and Jeannie Van Wie, Scranton; a brother, Edward and wife, Ruth Walsh, Scranton; several nieces and nephews; and grandnieces and grandnephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 10 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, 800 Taylor Ave., Scranton.
Friends may call from 9 to Mass time at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Friends of the Poor, Scranton. Arrangements  Albert P. O’Donnell Funeral Home, 2025 Green Ridge St., Dunmore.


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Laura Rose Reynolds

January 31, 2018

Laura Rose Reynolds of Avoca died Wednesday at Temple University Hospital. She is survived by her husband of twenty seven years William Reynolds. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of Rose Marie Murray Itterly and the late George Itterly. She was a graduate of Dunmore High School . She was employed by Gertrude Hawk Chocolate Company. She was a member of Scranton Revival Baptist Church, Scranton.

She loved her mom dearly. Laura enjoyed cooking, crocheting and making crafts with her sister Theresa whom she adored. They had a special bond between them, they worked for many years at Gertrude Hawk Chocolates. Her nieces and nephew were the joy of her life. She loved Classic Cars and went to many car shows with her late Dad, and brothers George and David. She went on many walks with her late Minnie and Miss Daisy puppies. They were her pride and joy. We have many beautiful memories from our Laura Rose . She will always be our special angel who is now in heaven with her Dad and brother George. We will miss her because she meant so much to us; but she will be forever in our hearts “Our Beloved Laura Rose” was not only a daughter, sister, wife and aunt but also our best friend.

Also surviving are a brother David Itterly of Dickson City, a sister , Theresa and husband Lloyd Wombacker of Scranton, nieces;Jessica Wombacker, Ashley Wombacker, Amanda Wombacker Stephanie Skrobiszewski, Ondriea Reynolds, Katie Henry, Christine Henry, Michelle Grebeck, Kelly Grebeck, and nephew Michael Reynolds, grandnieces and grand nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother George Itterly.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 9:30 A.M. at the Albert P. O’Donnell Funeral Home 2025 Green Ridge Street Dunmore. Interment Dunmore Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. and Monday 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. and 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.


Mary E. McAndrew

January 18, 2018

Mary E. “Betty” McAndrew died Thursday at Saint Mary’s Villa Elmhurst Township. Prior to becoming a resident at St Mary’s Villa she resided in the Lake Winola/Mill City area for fifty years. She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty three years James J. McAndrew who died August 2, 2004. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Harry L. and Mary Davis Mullen. She was a graduate of Scranton Central High School and King’s County Hospital School of Nursing in Brooklyn, NY. Prior to her retirement she was employed as a Registered Nurse. She was a member of Our Lady of the Abingtons.

Surviving are nieces, nephews, and grandnephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers Harry L Mullen and John L. “Jack” Mullen.

The funeral will be Monday from the Albert P. O’Donnell Funeral home 2025 Green Ridge Street Dunmore with a mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 A.M. at Immaculate Conception Church 800 Taylor Avenue, Scranton. Interment Cathedral Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.


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John E. Dougherty

January 6, 2018

John E. Dougherty of Dunmore died Saturday at Geisinger – CMC. He wife is the former Carmel Rose Mecca. Born in Scranton, he was the son of Lenore O’Connor Dougherty of Dunmore and the late John Dougherty and was a graduate of Bishop O’Hara High School and Marywood University. He was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Dunmore.

Also surviving are two sons John L. Dougherty, Esq. of Media, Michael J. Dougherty of Los Angeles California, a brother Stephen Dougherty of Spring Lake New Jersey, four sisters; Mary Dougherty of Spring Lake, New Jersey, Ann Dougherty of Dunmore, Lenore Dougherty of Spring Lake, New Jersey, and Marie Dougherty of Dunmore, several nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by a sister Sally Dougherty and a brother James Dougherty.

He was a purchasing manager in the auto industry, an avid golfer and model train collector. John was a man of few words and a good friend to anyone in need.

The funeral will be Wednesday from the Albert P. O’Donnell Funeral Home 2025 Green Ridge Street Dunmore with a mass of Christian Burial at 9;30 A.M. at Saint Mary of Mount Carmel Church 322 Chestnut Street Dunmore. Interment Cathedral Cemetery. All those attending the funeral are asked to proceed directly to the church on Wednesday. Friends may call Tuesday from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.


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Clare A. Somers

January 5, 2018

Clare A. Somers formerly of N. Apple St., Dunmore died Friday January 5, 2018 at the Riverside Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Taylor. Clare was born April 8, 1937 and was the daughter of the late Thomas and Elizabeth McAndrew Somers. She was a graduate of Dunmore High School .

Surviving are nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two sisters Mary Albert and Elizabeth Marshalek.

A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday at 10:00 A.M. at Saint Paul’s Church, 1510 Penn Avenue, Scranton. Friends may call at the church from 9:00 A.M. until mass time. Interment Mount Carmel Cemetery, Dunmore.

Arrangements Albert P. O’Donnell Funeral Home, 2025 Green Ridge Street, Dunmore.


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June Mullaney Scanlon

January 4, 2018

June Mullaney Scanlon, of Somerset, NJ and Pocono Pines, PA, and a Scranton native, died on Thursday after a brief illness. She was the widow of John J. Scanlon, a Murray Hill lawyer, who died in 2015.

Raised in the Hill section of the city, she was the daughter of the late Edwin and Marcella Convey Mullaney. She was a graduate of Central High School and received a bachelor’s degree from Marywood University in library science. She returned to Marywood for coursework in elementary education, leading to her teacher’s certification.

Before her marriage, she served as librarian at Scranton Prep and thereafter was appointed a teacher in the Scranton School District. During summer recesses, she was an avid regular on the links of Elmhurst Country Club, where she was a member. After her marriage and relocation to New Jersey, she taught in the Bergenfield School District, until she started her family.

A longtime resident of the Troy Hills section of Parsippany, she was active in women’s circles of bridge players, cooking enthusiasts and readers of fiction and nonfiction. A former parishioner of St. Ann’s Church in Parsippany and a former member of the American Association of University Women, Mountain Lakes chapter, she was a current parishioner of St. Matthias Church in Somerset and a 50-year member of the Lake Naomi Club in Pocono Pines.

From her upbringing at 433 Wheeler Avenue until her most recent Thanksgiving holiday spent in the Poconos, she generously cultivated the goodwill and loyalty of new and lifelong friends, former and current neighbors and generations of her family located in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and elsewhere.

She was also preceded in death by four sisters, Nancy Mineo, Mary Jordan, Jeanne Nagle and Ellen Mullaney, and by two brothers-in-law, Richard Jordan and Joseph Mullaney.

Her survivors include her daughter, Jennifer Yusiewicz, son-in-law Bryan and two granddaughters, Brianna and Kristen Yusiewicz, all of Hillsborough, NJ, two brothers-in-law, Cyrus Mineo of Ocean City, NJ and Walter Nagle of East Lyme, CT, four nieces, nine nephews, ten grandnieces, nine grandnephews and many cousins.

The funeral will be conducted on Tuesday with Mass of Christian Burial celebrated by her nephew, Rev. Walter Nagle, at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, the site of her wedding, 801 Taylor Avenue, Scranton. Burial will follow at Cathedral Cemetery. Those attending the funeral Mass should go directly to the church.

Relatives and friends may call on Monday at the Albert P. O’Donnell Funeral Home, 2025 Green Ridge Street, Dunmore from 4 to 7 p.m.

Memorial donations may be directed to the Marcella Mullaney Scholarship Endowment at Marywood and sent to the Office of Advancement, First Floor, Maria Hall, 2300 Adams Avenue, Dunmore, PA 18509


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Patricia A. Becker

December 24, 2017

Patricia A. Becker of Jermyn died December 24, 2017, at Geisinger Hospital, Danville. She was a loving devoted wife, to her husband Larry for 39 years, and devoted to her children. Born in Dunmore, and a graduate of Dunmore High School, she was the daughter of the late Mary DeSanto Elliott and Robert Elliott.

Also surviving are a daughter Amie Becker of Jermyn, a son Lawrence Becker of Bethlehem, two brothers John and Eugene Elliott both of Tennessee.

Friends are invited to call Thursday from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at the Albert P. O’Donnell Funeral Home 2025 Green Ridge Street, Dunmore. Any Memorial contributions please send to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in her name.


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Amy Kiser

December 22, 2017

Amy Lenore Kiser of Scranton died December 22, 2017 at home. Born in Marion, Indiana, she was the daughter of Stephen and Patricia Morrett Kiser of Baltimore, Maryland and she attended Ringling School of Art and Design; SACI in Florence, Italy, and completed her BA at Maryland Institute College of Art. She was at her happiest when she was riding horses or caring for the many beloved dogs and cats she had throughout the years. Amy was a gifted artist, and animals were a favorite subject matter of hers. She also focused much of her art and painting on representing strong women with whom she felt a strong bond. She was employed in the hospitality industry as a waitress where she instantly could connect with people of many different backgrounds while smoothly managing the fast pace of the job. She was an effortless multitasker.

Also surviving are two sisters Michelle Salb and husband Matthew Salb of Millersville Maryland, Valerie Kiser and husband David Bosley of Scranton, three nephews; Aidan Salb, Trevor Salb, Axel Bosley and a niece Liv Bosley, maternal grandmother Betty Roser Morrett of Wabash, Indiana

Amy was an avid reader with a fondness for picking out good quotes:

“She never seemed shattered to me, she was a breathtaking mosaic of the battles she
won.” “Each time a woman stands up for herself, she stands up for all women.” “She is strong, but not in the ways most people think. She loves more than she’ll ever get back and she knows it. And yet, she loves anyway.”

Private arrangements were conducted by the Albert P. O’Donnell Funeral Home 2025 Green Ridge Street, Dunmore.

Memorial contributions can be made to House of Ruth Maryland, 2201 Argonne Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218, tel:410-889-7884, www.hruth.org and American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), 424 E. 92nd St, New York, NY 10128-6804, tel:(800) 628-0028, secure.aspca.org/donate/memorial


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Thomas W. Kane

November 20, 2017

Thomas W. Kane, 62 died on November 20 2017, at Harrisburg Hospital after a lengthily illness. He was born in Scranton on October 31, 1953, and was the son of the late Robert and Elizabeth Henning Kane.

He graduated from Central High School and served in in the U.S. Army. He was employed by the Colts Bus Co.

Thomas  was a  resident of Park Gardens for many years, where he was known as a gentle man who loved his neighbor, they in turn remembered him, especially  Sharon Stanvitch and Hilda Balinas.  They gave selflessly to Tom, and their devotion will always be treasured.

Thomas is survived by his cousins, Edward/Judith Henning, Alexandria, VA and Mary Finnan, Avoca.

A mass was celebrated at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, Arlington VA , in celebration of his life.

Arrangements Albert P. O’Donnell Funeral Home 2025 Green Ridge Street Dunmore.


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Louis Costanzo

December 5, 2017

Louis Costanzo of Dunmore died Tuesday at home. He is survived by his wife of 60 years Catherine Buchanan. Born in Dunmore, he was the son of the late Peppino Costanzo and Carmella Costanzo-Noble. He was a graduate of Dunmore High School and Michigan State University. Prior to his retirement he was a teacher in Nutley, NJ and the Dunmore School District and was the founder of Costanzo’s School of Driving. He was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Dunmore.

Also surviving are two sons, Louis J. and wife Daria Costanzo of Navarre, Florida; and Paul and wife Maria Costanzo of Dunmore; two daughters Catherine Costanzo of Atlanta, GA; and Sara and husband Enri Cortina of Long Island, NY, five grandchildren and two great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Anthony, Carmen, Luigi, and Joseph Costanzo and Sam and Leonard Noble.

His family wishes to thank the nurses and staff at Traditional Home Health Care for the unforgettable care and compassion given to both Louis and his family.

The funeral will be Saturday from the Albert P. O’Donnell Funeral Home 2025 Green Ridge Street Dunmore with a mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 A.M. at Saint Mary of Mount Carmel Church 322 Chestnut Street Dunmore. Interment Dunmore Cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. All those attending the funeral are asked to proceed directly to the church on  Saturday morning. Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Dunmore.


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Richard F. Carr

November 12, 2017

Richard F. “Dickie” Carr, 56, of Dunmore died Sunday evening at home. His wife of 30 years, Patricia Spillane Carr, was with him as he entered heaven. Born in Reading, Pennsylvania, he was the son of Joseph and Dolores Becker Carr, Dunmore. Richard was a graduate of Dunmore High School, class of 1979, and attended both the University of Scranton and Marywood College. He was a longtime employee of Mercy Hospital. Richard went on to serve as director of Community Development for the city of Carbondale. After his time in Carbondale, Richard served his hometown of Dunmore as borough manager and later served as the borough manager of Kidder Township. He was employed by the tax assessors’ office of Lackawanna County. He was a member of St. Peter’s Cathedral in Scranton. Richard was also a longtime member of the Irish Cultural Society in Scranton. He was a proud Penn State football fan and season ticket holder, but he was more proud to be the father of his two daughters Colleen and Delia. There was never a triumph or accomplishment in their lives that he was not a part of.

Richard was a kind, loving, and loyal husband, father, son, brother, and friend who will be missed for his witty personality and intellect. He truly loved being surrounded by family and friends, especially his Frank’s boys.

Surviving are his wife, Patricia Spillane Carr of Dunmore; daughters Colleen, New York, NY, Delia, Pittsburgh, PA; parents, sisters, Kathleen of Dunmore, Carol Giumento and husband Joseph, Dunmore and their children Erin and Kyle. Also surviving are a mother-in-law, Patricia Spillane, Bellmore, NY; brother-in-laws John and James Spillane, Bellmore, NY; sisters- in- laws, Eileen Spillane, San Francisco, CA, and Kathleen Spillane and her daughter Lillian, Bellmore, NY. He was preceded in death by uncles Francis and Robert Carr, and his father-in-law, James B. Spillane, Bellmore, NY.

The funeral will be Friday with Mass of Christian Burial at St. Peter’s Cathedral, 315 Wyoming Avenue Scranton, at 9:30 A.M. All those attending the Mass are asked to go directly to the church. Friends may call Thursday from 2 :00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Albert P. O’Donnell Funeral Home, 2025 Green Ridge St., Dunmore, PA 18512. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in his honor to the Tisch Multiple Sclerosis Research Center of New York, 521 W. 57th Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10019 or online at http://www.tischms.org/.


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John J. Dwyer Jr.

November 8, 2017

John J. Dwyer Jr., of Dalton died Wednesday at Reston Hospital, Reston Virginia. He is survived by his wife Mary Beth Brazill Dwyer, they were married for 42 years. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late John J. and Rosemary Stuckart Dwyer and was a graduate of Cathedral High School. He received an undergraduate degree and an MBA from the University of Scranton. He was the owner of John J. Dwyer Jr. Financial Services of Dalton. He was a member of Saint Gregory’s Church, Clarks Green.

Also surviving are two sons; Brendan and wife Danielle Dwyer of Dalton, Colin and wife Emily Dwyer of Roaring Brook Township, four daughters Kathleen Dwyer, Lauren Dwyer both of New York City, NY, Maggie and husband Christopher Bieter of Havertown, and Mari Dwyer of Los Angeles , CA; six brothers Tony and wife Moira Dwyer of Pittsburgh, Martin and wife Loretta Dwyer of Wayne, Marc Dwyer of Scranton, Christopher Dwyer of Nicholson, and Joseph Dwyer of Pittsburgh; three sisters Suzanne and husband David Zaleski of Blakely, Rosemary and husband Mark Kahler of Austin, TX and Judy Dwyer of Scranton; seven grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister Sister Mary K. Dwyer IHM.

The funeral will be Monday from the Albert P. O’Donnell Funeral Home 2025 Green Ridge Street Dunmore with a mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 A.M. at Saint Gregory’s Church 330 North Abington Road, Clarks Green. Interment Fairlawn Cemetery, Dalton. Friends may call Sunday from 2:00 P.M. to 5:00 PM. All those attending the funeral are asked to proceed directly to the church on Tuesday morning. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen, Scranton by calling (570) 342-5556.


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Mark J. Clifford

October 13, 2017

Mark J. Clifford, Dunmore, passed away October 13, 2017, at home after an illness. Mark was born on August 30, 1955, in Williamsport, PA, son of the late Robert J. and Doris H. Hudak Clifford of Dunmore. He graduated from St. Mary of Mount Carmel School, Bishop O’Hara High School, and the Pennsylvania State University, where he earned a bachelor of social work degree. Mark worked in social work positions with Meals on Wheels and Friendship House, and more recently worked in local sales and marketing jobs.

The most important personal thing to know about Mark is that he cared for his mother in the last year of her life, in the Clifford family home on North Webster Avenue in Dunmore, after she underwent rehabilitation for her first stroke. He was diligent in his care and concern for her, before she passed of a second stroke in March 2014.

The second most important thing to know about Mark is that he also loved the rest of his family-including (of those surviving) his cat, Rosie, and his siblings, Robert (Mary), Morris Plains, NJ; Patrick (Mary Ann), Tyler, TX; Mary (Richard Bosch), Highland Lakes, NJ; Paul (Jenine Furry), Leetsdale, PA; and Anne, Worcester, PA, along with their children and grandchildren; his aunt and godmother, Betty J. Clifford, Clarks Summit; and his cousins. He also known as a good friend to others, willing to lend a hand where needed.

The funeral will be Wednesday from the Albert P. O’Donnell Funeral Home 2025 Green Ridge Street Dunmore with a mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 A.m. at Saint Mary of Mount Carmel Church 322 Chestnut Street Dunmore. Interment Saint Catherine’s Cemetery, Moscow. Friends may call Wednesday morning at the funeral home from 8:15 A.M. to 9:15 A.M.


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James B. Walker

October 9, 2017

James B. Walker, 89, of Scranton, died on Monday at the Gino Merli Veterans Center. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Marie Huss in 2005. They were married for 48 years. Born in Scranton, son of the late Morton and Catherine Kelly Walker, he was educated in the Scranton School District. He joined the United States Army in 1949 and served most of his time in Germany. He was the owner/operator of Jim Walker Plumbing and Heating for more than forty years.

James was a kind and loving uncle to his nieces and nephews and grandnieces and
grandnephews. He never missed sending a birthday card to his family. He always looked forward to his winters in Boynton Beach, Florida.

He is survived by many nieces and nephews, including his godson Robert J. Walker. He was preceded in death by a sister Helen Moss, and five brothers, Paul, Jack, William, Robert, and Harold.

The family would like to express their gratitude to all at Gino Merli Center for their good care of James in his final days.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday at 9:30 A.M. at St Mary’s Church 322 Chestnut St. Dunmore. Friends may call Thursday at St. Mary’s Church from 8:30A.M. until Mass time. Memorial contributions may be made to Saint Joseph’s Center 2010 Adams Avenue Scranton, PA 18509. Arrangements Albert P. O’Donnell Funeral Home, 2025 Green Ridge Street, Dunmore.


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