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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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/.
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.
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.
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.
Mary Denise Malloy, R.N.
October 4, 2017
Mary Denise Malloy, R.N., of Waymart died Wednesday. She was born in Scranton on July 16, 1948, daughter of the late Robert and Louise (Moylan) Malloy. She was a graduate of Marywood Seminary and the Mercy Hospital School of Nursing. “Nise” grew up in the Nativity section of Scranton before moving to Canaan Twp. She was employed as a registered nurse and enjoyed her career at Carbondale General, Wayne Memorial, Fairview and Wayne Woodlands.
She is survived by a brother, Robert Malloy and his wife Marilyn, and sisters, Liz Kenny and husband Clair, and Jeannie Malloy, all of Scranton and nieces, nephews and cousins. She especially loved her time spent with Ronan and Beth Shanley Cahill and their children at the Country House.
The Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, October 13th at St. Mary’s Church, Waymart. Interment immediately following at St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Moscow. Arrangements Albert P. O’Donnell Funeral Home.
September 17, 2017
Joseph ” Jo Jo ” Loughney of Dunmore died Sunday at he Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore. He is survived by his wife the former Nancy Stout Needham. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Joseph and Margaret Kays Loughney and was a graduate of Dunmore High School. Joe served in the US Army National Guard, and was member of the American Legion Post 013 of Dunmore. Joe was a thirty year veteran of the Dunmore Fire Department and he continued his late father’s retail coal business “Loughney Coal until his retirement in December of 2006. He was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Dunmore
Joe was known for his love of vintage automobiles and was well known in the car show circuit.
Also surviving are a stepdaughter Catherine Needham of Cresco and an stepson Joseph Needham of Dunmore.
The funeral will be Thursday from the Albert P. O’Donnell Funeral Home 2025 Green Ridge Street Dunmore with mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 A.M. at Saint Mary of Mount Carmel Church 322 Chestnut Street, Dunmore. Interment Mount Carmel Cemetery, Dunmore. Friends may call Wednesday from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. All those attending the funeral are asked to proceed to the church on Thursday morning. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen 500 Penn Avenue Scranton, PA 18503.
Zachary Anthony Wrightson
September 16, 2017
Zachary Wrightson of Archbald died Saturday at Geisinger Community Medical Center as the result of a car accident. Born in Scranton, he was the awesome son of Brian and Maria Elisa Wrightson, Archbald; and Karin and Will Stang, Dunmore. He was a graduate of Valley View High School and the Universal Technical Institute of Exton. He was employed by Scranton Dodge.
Zack was and always will be a memory maker. From the time he was a child, he always had the curiosity to try things on the edge. He loved to ski and skateboard and hated baseball. He was a talented artist with incredible vision and creativity. He always managed to have his next adventure planned, from picking scrap, remodeling his house, to selling a car on Craig’s List.
Zack was a talented grease monkey. If he wasn’t working on his latest vehicle, he was helping others with theirs. His talent earned him the respect of his colleagues at Scranton Dodge.
As in life, Zack will continue to help those with broken parts. In his last act as a helper, he has donated his organs to those in need and because of this, Zack will live on and continue to do wonderful and creative things through the individuals who receive his gift of life.
Also surviving are his two best friends, his sisters, Victoria and Alexa Wrightson, of Philadelphia; maternal grandparents, Martin and Evelyn Kuhn, of Scranton; paternal grandparents, Sharon and Anthony Wrightson, of Jessup; great-grandfather, Edward Giombetti Sr., of Jessup; a stepbrother, Kyle Glucksnis; stepsister, Jordan Zezeski; and uncles, Thomas and wife, Anne Kuhn; Marty and wife, Rebecca Kuhn; and Edward John and wife, Carissa Wrightson; two great-uncles, Edward Giombetti Jr. and Thomas Regan; and five cousins, Emily Kuhn, Jude Kuhn, Gabe Kuhn, Cooper Kuhn, Liam Wrightson.
Friends may call on Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Albert P. O’Donnell Funeral Home, 2025 Green Ridge St., Dunmore. Funeral and interment will be private. Zack was not a lover of flowers. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Gift of Life.
Robert J. Koester Jr.
September 13, 2017
Robert J. Koester Jr., 68, of Scranton, passed away early Wednesday at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville after a long illness. Born October 23, 1948 and raised in South Scranton, he was the son of Ann Wielebinski Koester of Carlisle, and the late Robert J. Koester Sr. He was a graduate of South Catholic High School, Husson College and earned a MBA at the University of Scranton.
Also surviving is a son, Robert and wife MaryFrances of Moosic Lakes; three grandchildren James, Marion and Cate, whom he adored; sister, Donna Domenick and her husband, Ron of Carlisle; nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank the staff of Allied Services in Scranton, the doctors and nurses of Geisinger CMC, Geisinger Danville, and Dr. Henry Yeager, for their care and patience.
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. Friends may call Friday from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
Nan P. McNulty
August 30, 2017
Nan P. McNulty of Dunmore died Wednesday at Hospice of the Sacred Heart. She would have celebrated her 91st birthday on September 10th. Nan was born in Dunmore and was the daughter of the late Leo J. and Anna McDonough McNulty Sr. She was a graduate of Dunmore High School and Lackawanna Business College. She received her bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in education from the University of Scranton. She later received a certification in elementary education from Marywood College. Nan began a twenty-year career as an administrative assistant in the Office of the Treasurer at the University of Scranton, after which she taught in the Elementary Division of the Dunmore School District for twenty-four years. She was a devoted lifetime member of Saint Mary of Mount Carmel Church, Dunmore, and Saint Mary’s Women’s Guild. She also taught CCD at Saint Mary’s for thirty years and especially enjoyed teaching the confirmation class each year. Nan’s deep faith was a source of strength and comfort to her throughout her life.
Surviving are several nieces and a nephew: Mary Alice Hennigan Acquaviva and husband Anthony of Elmhurst Township, Frank Hennigan of Dunmore, Patricia Hennigan Rosetti and husband Lawrence of Scranton, and Kathleen McNulty Severino and husband Vincenzo of Hamilton Township, New Jersey. She was a loving aunt to seventeen grand-nieces and nephews and fifteen great-grand-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Leo J. McNulty Jr. and Thomas McNulty; three sisters, Alice McNulty Hennigan, Jane M. McNulty, and Mary L. McNulty; a nephew Thomas E. Hennigan; a niece Ruth Hennigan Gerrity; and a grand-nephew Joseph N. Tucker.
The funeral will be Saturday from the Albert P. O’Donnell Funeral Home, 2025 Green Ridge Street, Dunmore. Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 am will be celebrated by Most Reverend James Clifford Timlin, Bishop Emeritus of Scranton, at Saint Mary of Mount Carmel Church, 322 Chestnut Street, Dunmore, with interment at Mount Carmel Cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 4 pm to 6 pm at the O’Donnell Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Saint Francis of Assisi Kitchen, 500 Penn Avenue, Scranton, PA 18503, or Women’s Resource Center, P.O. Box 975, Scranton, PA 18501.