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Dorothy Hussey Mannion

February 5, 2017

She was a kind and gentle woman, a few days over 92 years old when she passed away.

She worked for over 50 years as an LPN at St. Joseph’s Center caring for its special children and residents. She considered the administration, fellow employees and residents of St. Joseph’s as a second family whom she loved dearly. She never considered taking a sick day and always came in on her days off if they were short staffed or weather prevented co-workers from making it in. She very much appreciated the continued kindnesses and friendships of so many at St. Joseph’s even after her recent retirement.

She was a devoted grandmother, known to many as “Gramma Dot” who never missed a baseball game, soccer match, basketball tournament, school recital, theatrical performance or mock trial. She proudly attended her grandchildren’s grade school, high school, college and professional school graduations and was often heard praising both their accomplishments and innate goodness. She never turned down an opportunity to babysit and always considered it a great privilege to spend time with each of them. She was grateful that God allowed her to see two of them married and to hold her great granddaughter on the day she was born. She kept all of them in her prayers each night.

She was a wonderful mother and role model, humble, loving, and always considerate of others. She never complained during life’s hardships and always celebrated the successes of others. Her final days were peaceful  thanks in great part to the wonderful people at Hospice of the Sacred Heart and her personal physician, Dr. Yvonne Galella. She lived a full life and will be deeply missed.

She was predeceased by her husband, parents, four brothers and two sisters and her beloved sister-in-law, Mildred Mannion Beck. She is survived by her son Malachy Mannion and his wife Peggy; grandchildren Christopher Mannion, his wife Jennifer and their daughter Juliana Rose; Ryan Mannion and his wife Sarah; Jason Mannion and Cara Mannion. She is also survived by a sister Mabel Temple, her favorite nephew John Devereux, his wife Theresa and their son Jonathan, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Msgr. John Sempa at St. Clare’s Church, 2301 N. Washington Ave. Scranton, Pa. on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. The family will receive friends at St. Clare’s Church from 9:15-10:15 a.m. prior to mass. Private interment at St. Rose of Lima Cemetery, Carbondale, Pa. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Center, 2010 Adams Ave., Scranton, PA 18509 and/or Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Drive, Wilkes-Barre, PA. 18702.

Arrangements have been made by the Albert P. O’Donnell Funeral Home, 2025 Green Ridge Street, Dunmore, PA. 18512.


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Diane A. Neville

February 15, 2017

Diane A. Neville died peacefully at her Scranton home on February 15th, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin C. Neville, M.D., April 1, 2012. Born in Franklin, on July 2,1933, she was the daughter of the late Sara Berenice Rial Adelman and Henry George Adelman. She graduated Salutatorian of her 1950 Franklin High School class, attended Clarion College for two years, and graduated with a Master of Arts from the Francis Payne School of Nursing at Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio in 1955. She worked as a nurse at the Case Western Reserve Hospital, and in 1965 became one of only seven women accepted in that year’s Case Western Reserve medical school class. On August 25,1966 she married Dr. Edwin Charles Neville. They lived in West Virginia, Ohio, and Connecticut, before settling in Scranton, Pa. in 1972. They happily raised their children, Meg and Pat, as well as many large dogs, on North Washington Avenue. Diane devoted much time and love to restoring their home with Pat’s help, and she could frequently be seen gardening in the front lawn. She loved her weekly bridge games with her neighborhood friends.

Among her many contributions to the community, she was a longtime board member of the the Greater Scranton YMCA, the United Way, the Women’s Medical Auxiliary, the Christmas Bureau, and was the founder and chief cheerleader and operating officer of the St. Paul’s Friday night Ski Club. Diane encouraged the passions of her family and her children’s friends with extraordinary enthusiasm and care. On wintry weekend mornings, she could be found in the Elk Mountain race shack with a clipboard in hand, recording race times while her son Pat raced. In the summers she was behind the wheel of the family motorboat, hauling assorted kids on water skis around Lake Wallenpaupack. She fostered daughter Meg’s love of art, fashion, and theater with frequent trips to New York City’s museums and theaters.

As partner to her husband, Edwin, Diane provided wise counsel, support, and a strong foundation for their shared family life. As a couple, they shared a profound belief in the importance of contributing to the betterment of the community.

Diane’s loving care for those around her, especially those who were suffering, was one of her most treasured qualities, as was her forthright honesty, seasoned with a dash of humor.

She always cheered for the underdog. She was interested in everyone and everything, read several newspapers a day, and more books than the Green Ridge library could stock. Hers was an indomitable spirit, with an unquenchable love of life, and to her last day, she had a twinkle in her eye and a glorious smile for her loved ones. Proud grandmother of Daisy, Sunny, and Nate Wanger, friend to so many, she will be deeply missed, but the memory of her great spirit will continue to burn bright.

She is survived by son Patrick C. Neville, Dunmore, daughter Meg and husband Christopher Wanger and their children Daisy, Sunny, and Nate, of Mill Valley, CA, brothers David Adelman of Monroeville, Henry Adelman of Cupertino, CA, and William Adelman of Franklin.

Friends may call Thursday, February 23, 2017 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Albert P. O’Donnell Funeral Home at 2025 Green Ridge Street, Dunmore.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, February 24 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Paul’s Church at 1510 Penn Avenue, Scranton. Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to The Greater Scranton YMCA, 706 North Blakely Street Dunmore, Pa. 18512.


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Michael G. Burne

February 14, 2017

Michael G. Burne of Dunmore died Tuesday at the Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore. He is survived by his wife of thirty-three years Mary Pat Tomasello Burne. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Francis A. and Catherine Gilday Burne. He was a graduate of Dunmore High School. Prior to his retirement he was a automotive salesman for Burne Cadillac.

Also surviving are two sons Michael B. Burne of Scranton; Patrick G. Burne of Dunmore, a daughter Colleen Tobias and husband Chris of Palmyra, two brothers Francis A. Burne,Jr. and wife Santa M. of Dunmore, R.J. Burne and wife Kathleen of Clarks Summit, and a sister Christine Riggi and husband Joseph N. of Dunmore , and several nieces and nephews.

A mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday at 9:30 A.M. at Saint Mary of Mount Carmel Church 322 Chestnut Street, Dunmore. Interment Dunmore Cemetery. Friends may call at the church from 8:30 A.M. until mass time on Saturday morning. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of the Sacred Heart 100 Williams Street, Dunmore, PA 18510.

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


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James A. Kelly, Esq.

February 7, 2017

James A. Kelly , Esq., died Tuesday at the Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore. His is survived by his wife of sixty-two years E. Jane Gilhooley Kelly. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late James A. and Maudie Gilmore Kelly. He was a life long resident of South Scranton and a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Parish now St. Paul of the Cross Parish. Mr. Kelly attended St. John’s Parochial School, South Scranton Junior High School and was a 1943 graduate of Scranton Central High School .He then entered the University of Scranton. At that time, he enlisted as an Air Cadet with the US Army Air Corp and was called to duty in 1944. He ultimately served with the 485th Bomb Group of the 15th Air Force Base at Venosa , Italy. On return he was assigned to the Las Vegas Air Force Base and served as a Staff Sergeant until his discharge as Chief Clerk to the Air Inspector Tech.Thereupon he returned to the University of Scranton, majoring in business administration and graduated in 1948. He then founded the Kelly Insurance Agency . In the same year, Mr. Kelly entered the School of Law of the Catholic University of America, Washington DC. Mr. Kelly graduated from Law School in 1951. Thereafter he was admitted to the several courts of Pennsylvania in 1952. He was published in first issue of the Law Review and argued as a Captain of the Moot Court Team before a panel chaired by the late William O. Douglas of the US Supreme Court. In 1952 Attorney Kelly opened a law office for general practice in association with the late Attorneys T.A. Donahoe and Carl Carey. He was considered an expert in school and public labor law. As solicitor of the Scranton School District for twenty-five years and schools’ attorney for the Diocese of Scranton for eighteen years, he pioneered teacher negotiations and arbitration work. This work also led to trial and appellate court appearances at all levels.

He was the founding solicitor for the Scranton School Building Authority and the first solicitor of the Lackawanna County Area Vocational Technical School Authority. Among his other major school district clients were; Lakeland; Montrose; Blue Ridge ; Mid Valley; and Susquehanna Community School District. His local union clients were the Scranton Firefighters, the Plumbers and the International association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. Mr. Kelly lectured at the University of Scranton in School Insurance and Law Courses to teachers and Insurance executives. He served the PA Department of Education in Training Courses implementing from the PA Public Employees Relations act of 1970. He authored the 100 year history of St. John’s Parish and also the column “The Blackboard” which was published in the inaugural and subsequent weekly issues of the Sunday Times. It dealt with Education and related matters. He regularly wrote for the University of Scranton Alumni Magazine.He was a member of the American/ Pennsylvania/ Lackawanna Bar Associations. He belonged to the Purple Club, The Knights of Columbus and the American Legion. Attorney Kelly was honored by Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter which bestowed upon him the 2002 Fidelis Award of the North American District. He held offices as the President of the National Alumni Society of the University of Scranton, the local law alumni society of the Catholic University of America, Sierra Club of Scranton, The PA school Boards Solicitors Association and St. John’s Parish Council. He was a member of the board of Catholic Social Services. In 1965 he served as toastmaster of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick Dinner and toast master of 1000 Person Gala of the University of Scranton honoring the late Dr. Frank J. O’Hara with whom he closely collaborated. He was granted a Frank J. O’Hara award and enrolled in the Alpha Sigma Nu Jesuit Honor Society. He appreciated the observation of Willard Jenkins , a tribune night reporter covering the 1967 week long Scranton Teachers Strike: ” … Tired , He must have been often Annoyed at times he was; But to news media Kelly was unfailingly Friendly, Polite and Informative.”

Also surviving are two sons; Michael P. Kelly of Scranton , James A. Kelly III and his wife Diane , Saylorsburg, a duaghter Clare Arbie and her husband Joseph, a sister Alyce Kelly Farrell of Scranton, grandchildren Kristina Kukuy, James A. Kelly, IV ; Alexandria, Joseph, Dominic, and Elizabeth Jane Kelly Arbie and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister Eileen Kelly Maloney, two brothers J. Donald Kelly, and Paul V. Kelly; and a daughter -in-law Grace Kelly.

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 12:00 P.M. at Saint Paul of the Cross Church 1217 Prospect Avenue, Scranton . Interment Cathedral Cemetery. All those attending the funeral are asked to proceed directly to the church on Saturday. Friends may Call Friday from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Memorial contributions may be me made to the James A. Kelly, Esq scholarship fund c/o Holy Cross High School 501 East Drinker Street, Dunmore, PA 18512


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John Crane

February 4, 2017

John “Jackie” Crane of Olyphant died Saturday at Regional Hospital of Scranton. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret M. Crane who died December 11, 2016. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Malachy and Mary Alice Gilroy Crane and was a graduate of Dunmore High School. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. Prior to retirement he was employed by Eureka Printing Company.

His grandchildren Colin and Mackenzie were the love of his life and he cherished spending time with them. He was an avid Notre Dame, New York Yankee and Pittsburgh Steeler fan.

Surviving are two sons Malachy Crane and Sean Crane both of Olyphant, two sisters, MaryAlice and husband Jerry Lynott of Florida, Judy Miciche of Scranton, and bother-in-law Sammy Miciche, a brother-in-law Harry Stevens of Scranton, three sisters-in-law Patricia and husband Patrick Kerrigan of Scranton, Anne and husband Joseph McGuire of Scranton, Theresa Howell of Scranton; two grandchildren Colin and Mackenzie and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be Friday from the Albert P. O’Donnell Funeral Home 2025 Green Ridge Street with a mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 A.M. at Holy Cross Church 200 Delaware Avenue Olyphant. Interment Cathedral Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society 712 South Keyser Avenue, Taylor, PA 18517.


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Leo Joseph Dorsey

February 1, 2017

Leo Joseph Dorsey of Harrisburg and formerly of Scranton passed away on Wednesday February 1, 2017 due to complications related to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Born December 14, 1940, Leo Joseph Dorsey, son of the late Leo Joseph and Mildred Kelly Dorsey of Scranton.

Leo was a graduate of Scranton Preparatory High School and The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. Upon graduation he joined the U.S Marine Corps where he attained the rank of Captain. After completing his enlistment contract, Leo pursued advanced degrees in education from the University of Pittsburgh and Marywood University in Scranton, receiving masters’ degrees in Social Work, Public and International Affairs and Psychology. Following his education, Leo, fluent in the Vietnamese language, traveled overseas to work in Vietnam under the auspices of the Unitarian Universalist Church for the purpose of establishing an undergraduate School of Social Work in Saigon.

Upon returning to the United States, Leo worked in the capacity of executive director at Prince George’s County United Way in Maryland and the International Institute of Boston, Massachusetts before moving back to Scranton, PA where he opened the Dalton House. During Governor Casey’s administration Leo relocated to Harrisburg, PA and continued in social work at the State Department of Pennsylvania for the remainder of his career.

Leo is survived by his son, Leo Colin Dorsey and his wife, Katie D’Souza Dorsey of Washington D.C; his daughter, Rose Dorsey Fortese, her husband Ryan Fortese of Philadelphia, and their daughters Nora and Blair; his brother, Dr. Joseph L. Dorsey of Massachusetts and several nieces and nephews and cousins.

Throughout his life, Leo maintained a passion for social justice, domestic and international. His desire to help those in need was his vocation in life, enhanced by his boundless compassion and humor.

The funeral will be Thursday 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 with full military Honors at Cathedral Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday from 4:00 P. M. to 7:00 P.M.


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Thomas J. Dolan

February 2, 2016

Thomas J. Dolan of Olyphant died Thursday at the Regional Hospital of Scranton. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Carmel Rinaggio. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Joseph H. and Lillian O’Connell Dolan, and was a graduate of Dunmore High School. He was a veteran of the Army. Before his retirement, he was the owner of Dolan Dental Labs. He was a member of Holy Cross Church, Olyphant.

Also surviving are two daughters, Christine Dolan, of Dunmore; and Kelly and husband, Tim May, of Dunmore; a sister, Terry; a granddaughter, Kylie Jenkins; and several nieces and nephews and cousins. He was also preceded in death by a son, Thomas J. Dolan Jr.

“For 28 years he was a friend of Bill W., and during that time he was helped by and also helped many people.”

The funeral will be Tuesday from the Albert P. O’Donnell Funeral Home, 2025 Green Ridge St., Dunmore, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at Holy Cross Church, 200 Delaware Ave., Olyphant. Interment St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Moscow. Friends may call Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. All those attending the funeral are asked to proceed to the church on Tuesday morning.
Memorial contributions may be made to Marworth Treatment Center, P.O. Box 36 Lily Lake Road, Waverly, PA 18471-7736; or Keystone Rescue Mission, P.O. BOX 470, Scranton, PA 18501-0470.


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Catherine Deininger

January 20, 2017

Catherine Deininger of Dunmore died Friday at Geisinger- CMC, Scranton. She is survived by her husband  of thirty-nine years Thomas Deininger. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Anna Moyles Morahan and was a graduate of Dunmore High School and Maywood University. Prior to her retirement, she was a teacher at the Scranton State School for the Deaf. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, Scranton.

Cathy was an avid reader. She enjoyed spending time with her family. She loved her years of teaching and touched many lives. She enjoyed the company of her two dogs, Fatie and Bailey. The family would like to thank the management and staff of the Life Geisinger program for their kind and considerate care.

Also surviving are two daughters  Beth Ann Slye and husband Michael of Satellite Beach, Florida and Nicole Ostrowski and husband Stan of Moosic, a brother Michael Morahan of Dunmore, and a sister Mary Ann Noone of Eastvale, California, three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister Margaret Cipriano and a brother John Morahan.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the donor’s favorite charity.

The funeral will be Thursday from the Albert P. O’Donnell Funeral Home with a mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 A.M. at Immaculate Conception Church 801 Taylor Avenue, Scranton. 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.

Margaret M. Boyd

December 27, 2016

 

Margaret M. Boyd of Dunmore died Tuesday at the Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Emily Gallagher Boyd and was a graduate of Holy Rosary High School. Prior to her retirement she was employed by PNC Bank. She was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Dunmore.

Surviving are nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister Anne Moritzkat and a brother Frances Boyd.

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 9:30 A.M. at Saint Mary of Mount Carmel Church 322 Chestnut Street, Dunmore. Interment Cathedral Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. All those attending the funeral are asked to proceed to the church on Friday morning.


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Elizabeth Roche

December 26, 2016

 

Elizabeth Roche of Dunmore died Monday peacefully at home. She is survived by her husband of seventy-one years Robert Roche. Born in Kenmare, Ireland, she was the daughter of the late John and Johanna Lyne McCarthy. She was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Dunmore.

She was a member of the great generation and met the love of her life Bob Roche during World War II where she was employed as a nurse. After the war ended she traveled to Pa where she worked for Marywood University, the University of Scranton and as a loving care taker for her Grandchildren. She had a passion for Irish music, poetry, dancing and laughter. She loved her Irish heritage and loved to sing at any and all occasions.

Also surviving are three daughters Patricia Powers of Scranton; Maureen Furiosi of Apalachin, NY; and Sheila Theodorou of Hacketstown, NJ; five grandchildren, Melissa, James, Cara, Cristin and Elizabeth, and eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by ten siblings. Elizabeth will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

The funeral will be Thursday 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 Wednesday from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. All those attending the funeral are asked to proceed directly to the church on Thursday. Memorial contributions can be made to Traditional Home Health and Hospice 113 W Drinker St, Dunmore Pa, 18512


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Meghan Elizabeth O’Malley

December 23, 2016

 

Meghan Elizabeth O’Malley, 46, of Dunmore died tragically Friday, December 23 at her apartment as the result of a fire. Born in Scranton, daughter of the late John P. O’Malley and Catherine J. Price O’Malley of Clarks Summit, Meghan was a 1988 graduate of Abington Heights High School. She was a stand out athlete in high school excelling at Diving and Track and Field where she held numerous school records. She was a graduate of Keystone College and attended Penn State Worthington and the University of Scranton. She was employed by the State Workman’s Insurance Fund for 15 years in the auditing department and was most recently employed by Aramark working at the University of Scranton.

Meghan loved her family and friends with a deep passion. She was an empathetic person who was eager to lend a helping hand to a friend in need. She adored her cat, Zoey, who also perished in the fire. Anyone who knew Meg well can attest to her big heart, kind nature and infectious smile.

She is survived by her loving mother, Catherine, Clarks Summit, her sister Bridget O’Malley Goryeb, her husband, Glen Goryeb, niece, Emily Goryeb and nephew, Gregg Goryeb, Dalton and brother, Tim and his wife, Adrianne O’Malley of Estero, Florida; several Aunts, Uncles and Cousins. She was preceded in death by her father, John P. O’Malley and an infant sister, Mary.

Friends may call on Tuesday from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at the Albert P. O’Donnell Funeral Home, 2025 Green Ridge Street, Dunmore. A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Wednesday, December 28 at 9:30 A.M., at Our Lady of the Snows Church, State Street, Clarks Summit.


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Marie A. Popovich

December 20, 2016

 

Marie A. Popovich, of Montdale, died Tuesday morning at the Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore after a brief illness. She was preceded in death by her husband William A. Popovich who died February 24, 2010. Born in Sturges, she was the daughter of the late John and Anna Borsuk Lucas and was a graduate of Blakely High School.

Marie and her late husband William were the proud owners of the Montdale Farm Dairy for over sixty years, where they began a wonderful homemade ice cream business. For Marie, serving customers was an opportunity for a social visit with valued friends. She was a member of Saint John Vianney Parish, formerly Corpus Christi Church in Montdale.
Marie was a true friend who never lost a friend. Her kind, caring, and generous nature will be truly missed by all who knew her. She loved being a wife, a mother, and was very proud of her three grandsons. Marie will be fondly remembered for her exceptional sense of fashion, her love of flowers, the family grapevine, and her pets Bubba and Truffy.

Surviving are a daughter, Karen and husband William O’Connor of Montdale, a daughter-in-law Michele Popovich of Montdale; three grandsons Billy O’Connor, Mitchell and Marshall Popovich, a brother Paul and wife Darlene Lucas of Peckville, a sister Dorothy Paoloni of Peckville, two sisters-in-law Anne Lucas of Peckville and Ann Lucas of Peckville several nieces and nephews and numerous dear friends. She was preceded in death by two sons, William “Billy” Popovich, Jr. and Raymond M. Popovich and three brothers Leo, John, and Eugene Lucas.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday at Saint John Vianney Parish 704 Montdale Road, Scott Township. Private interment Holy Ghost Cemetery , Blakely. Friends may call at the church on Friday from 10:00 A.M. until mass time. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Friends of the Poor or the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter.

The family would like to thank Dr. Michael Kondash for years of compassionate care.

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


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Margaret M. Crane

December 11, 2016

 

Margaret M. “Marge” Crane of Olyphant died Sunday at Moses Taylor Hospital. She is survived by her husband of forty-eight years John “Jackie” Crane. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Harry Stevens and the late Margaret McShaffery Stevens Jones. She was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School. She was formerly employed by Penn- Illuminating and Eureka Specialty Printers. She was a member of Holy Cross Church, Olyphant.

The family would like to thank the staff of the Intensive Care Unit at Moses Taylor Hospital especially Nurse Kimberly for their kind and compassionate care.

Also surviving are two sons Malachy Crane and Sean Crane both of Olyphant, a brother Harry Stevens of Scranton, three sisters Patricia and husband Patrick Kerrigan of Scranton, Anne and husband Joseph McGuire of Scranton, Theresa Howell of Scranton; two sisters-in-law, Mary Alice and husband Jerry Langan of Florida, Judy Miciche of Scranton, and bother-in-law Sammy Miciche, two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be Thursday from the Albert P. O’Donnell Funeral Home 2025 Green Ridge Street with a mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 A.M. at Holy Cross Church 200 Delaware Avenue Olyphant. Interment Cathedral Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society 712 South Keyser Avenue, Taylor, PA 18517.


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Nancy L. Walsh

December 8, 2016

 

Nancy L. Walsh of Scranton, died Thursday at Thomas Jefferson Hospital, Philadelphia. She is survived by her husband of thirty-four years Barry Walsh. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of James and Shirley Young Pugliese of Scranton , she was a graduate of Scranton central High School and attended Lackawanna College. She was a member of Saint Paul’s Parish, Scranton. Nancy’s life was one filled with beautiful family and lifelong friends. She dedicated herself to her children, who will never be the same without her irreplaceable love and support. Her strength in the face of life’s trials was remarkable, and she will be remembered for all the amazing things she did for her late son Griffin; however, her living children will now need to cope in this life without her. Nancy was truly exceptional and those that love her must not let her death be in vain.

Also surviving are two sons; John B. Walsh and Joseph P. Walsh both of Scranton, a daughter Megan Walsh May and husband Andrew of Paoli, a brother James Pugliese and wife Jennifer of Scranton, a sister Susan Crane and husband Robert of Scranton, three grandchildren Jake, Charlie, Adaline, father and mother -in-law Richard and Jean Walsh of Scranton, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son Griffin Michael Walsh.

A mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday at 9:30 A.M. at Saint Clare’s Church 2301 North Washington Avenue , Scranton. Private Interment Forrest Hills Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday at Saint Clare’s Church from 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. Memorial contributions may be made Saint Joseph’s Center 2010 Adams Avenue , Scranton, PA 18509. All those attending the funeral are asked to proceed to the church on Monday morning. Arrangements Albert P. O’Donnell Funeral Home 2025 Green Ridge Street , Dunmore.


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Thomas J. Gilgallon

December 7, 2016

 

Thomas J. “Tucker” Gilgallon, age 84, of Dunmore, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, at Geisinger Community Medical Center.Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late James H. and Irene Knight Gilgallon. He was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School, class of ‘51. He then served in the Navy during the Korean Conflict. Following his service in the Navy, he worked as a journeymen bookbinder at Haddon Craftsman for 39 years. He was married to Helen Merrick and had just celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary this past September.

Along with his wife, Helen, he is survived by his two sons, Paul A. Gilgallon, of Orlando, Fla.; and Mark T. Gilgallon, of New Bounds Brook, N.J.; and his daughter, Erin Pappas and husband, Michael Pappas, of Newton, Mass. Also surviving brothers, James, of Las Vegas, Nev.; Robert and wife, Cathy, of Scranton; sisters, MaryLou Schofield and Renie Ludwikowski and husband, Robert, all of Scranton. He was preceded in death by his sister, Margaret “Peggy” McCafferty.

Tucker was an active member of St. Paul’s Church. Some of his favorite activities he enjoyed was gardening, woodworking and helping people. He enjoyed his hobbies and was well known for his creativity at wood working and the interesting gifts that would come out of his work shop as gifts to us all. His talents were many, but what he was most proud of was spending time with his nine grandchildren, Megan, Kelly, Olivia, Bryce, Courtney, Kyle, Lydia, Tucker and Taryn. He dearly loved his grandchildren and relished in all of their successes as they all loved their Pop Pop.

The funeral will be Monday from the Albert P. O’Donnell Funeral Home, 2025 Green Ridge St., Dunmore, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 at St Paul’s Church, 1510 Penn Ave. Interment will be private. Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude’s Childrens Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148, using memorial ID #10659568 or dial 1-800-822-6344.


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Ondia Blomain

November 26, 2016

 

Ondina Rossini Blomain of Dunmore died suddenly and peacefully on Saturday November 26, 2016 at St. Mary’s Villa Nursing Home. She was married to the late Emile William Blomain, MD. She was born in Trieste, Italy on July 25, 1924 to the late Armando Rossini, an Italian Naval Sea Captain and the late Anna Maria Rossini. She survived World War II and the Nazi occupation of Italy. She worked in the banking industry prior to marrying her husband, Emile, a Major in the United States Army Medical Corps stationed in Northern Italy. She emigrated to the United States in 1946.

She was proud of her Italian heritage and being a World War II war bride. One of her proudest achievements was becoming an American citizen. She loved and cherished the United States, always considering it to be an honor to be a citizen. She was a devoted wife and mother. She was always a very fashionable and elegant lady who loved her family and her home. She enjoyed classical music, art and opera, and watching educational TV such as National Geographic and PBS. She was an avid reader of the Scranton Times-Tribune, reading it from cover to cover daily. In her younger years, she was a volunteer at Community Medical Center and an active member of The Lackawanna County Medical Society Auxiliary. She was a past member of the Century Club and the Country Club of Scranton where she enjoyed the camaraderie of her friends, golf and swimming. She was educated in Italy and spoke many European languages, including English,fluently. She was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Dunmore. She will be sorely missed by her family and friends.

The family would like to thank the staff of Saint Mary’s Villa for their kind and compassionate care given to Ondina.

She is survived by her son, Eric W. Blomain, MD and wife, Taryn, grandson Erik S. Blomain and wife Dara, Philadelphia PA, grandson Brian W. Blomain, Dunmore, a nephew Alessandro Rossini, and a niece Raphaela Rossini, both of Italy. She was preceded in death by her brothers Leo Rossini and Steno Rossini.

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 Paul’s Church 1510 Penn Avenue Scranton. Interment Saint Thomas Aquinas Cemetery, Archbald. Friends may call Friday from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. All those attending the funeral are asked to proceed directly to the church on Saturday.


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Gerard “Red” Richardson

November 25, 2016

 

Gerard “Red” Richardson of Dunmore died Friday at home. His wife is the former Mary Ellen Philbin. They were married for 36 years. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Gerard and Emma Hoover Richardson and was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School, where he lettered in football. He was a veteran of the Army and was stationed at Fort Knox, Ky. He was employed as a book manufacturer for Haddon Craftsmen and was the owner and operator of the Rusty Nail Tavern of Scranton. He was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Dunmore.He loved playing poker with family and friends.

The family would like to thank Dr. Martin Hyzinski, the staff of Scranton Hematology and Oncology, Dr. Peter Cognetti and the Hospice Sacred Heart for their compassionate and excellent care provided to Red.

Also surviving are four sons, Jerry Richardson, of Scranton; Chris and wife, Mary Lou Richardson, of Scranton; Thomas and wife, Kristina, of Dunmore; and Nicholas Philbin, of Dunmore; a sister, Shirley Chrzanowski, of Mildred; three brothers, Donald and wife, Karen Richardson, of Scranton; and Patrick Richardson, of Dickson City; and Robert Hoover, of Scranton; a sister-in-law, Margaret Philbin, of Dunmore; three grandchildren, Katie, Emily and Abigail Richardson; and stepgrandchildren, Amy, Billy, Drew and Claire. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Emma Jean Gaul.

The funeral will be Tuesday from the Albert P. O’Donnell Funeral Home, 2025 Green Ridge St., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church, 322 Chestnut St., Dunmore. Interment Cathedral Cemetery. All those attending the funeral are asked to proceed directly to the the church on Tuesday. Friends may call Monday from 4 to 7 p.m.


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Jesse John Kane

November 3, 2015

 

Jesse John Kane, 27, passed away peacefully at his home in Santa Monica, California on Thursday, November 3, 2016. Jesse was born May 30, 1989 in Scranton, son of the late John T. Kane and Margaret J. Evans Kane. He attended St. Paul’s Elementary School, graduated from Scranton Preparatory School in 2008, and earned an associate’s degree in business administration from McCann School of Business and Technology while also working in the marketing department of Kane is Able, Inc.

Jesse relocated to Santa Monica, California and started JK Disability Consulting. While on the west coast, Jesse spent many happy days enjoying live music with his sister, perusing local flea markets, and relaxing in the sun with his friends.Through his beautiful green eyes, Jesse took in as much of this fleeting earth as he could in his 27 short years. He was an avid musician who lived his life with an insatiable wanderlust.

Jesse was an inspiration to everyone who knew him, and his memory will outlast his earthly presence because of the many lives he touched.

Jesse is survived by his mother, Margaret J. Kane, Clarks Green, his sister, Kaitlin Kane, Los Angeles, California, his brother, John Aiello, San Francisco, California, and his grandmother, Joan M. Kane, Waverly and aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by, and is now reunited with, his beloved father, Jack Kane, his grandfather, Eugene J. Kane, and his maternal grandparents, Dorothy and John Evans.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 9:30 A.M. at St. Clare Church, 2301 North Washington Avenue, Scranton. Those attending Mass are asked to go directly to the church. Interment Cathedral Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Jesse’s name can be made to Shriners Children Hospital Philadelphia.

We are forever grateful for the time we had with you Jesse, we love you.

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


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Frank Giorgio

November 5, 2016

 

Frank “Flu Flu” Giorgio of Dunmore died Saturday at the Gino J. Merli Veterans Center. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Ann Kosach Giorgio, who died Jan. 9, 2010. Born in Dunmore, he was the son of the late John and Assunta Occulto Giorgio and was a graduate of Dunmore High School. A veteran of the Army, Frank served as a staff sergeant in charge of payroll at Fort Dix, N.J., during World War II. Before his retirement, he was a mutual manager at Pocono Downs. He was an avid bowler for the Scranton Times/Tribune bowling league. He was a member of the San Cataldo Club and the American Legion.

Surviving are two daughters, Susan Kuchak and husband, Jack, Dunmore; and Carol Tarity and husband, Jim, South Abington Twp.; five grandchildren, Karen Hildebrandt and husband, Hethe, Abington, Md.; Jack Kuchak Jr. and wife, Christina, Moosic; Michelle Lewis and husband, Tom, Dunmore; Jim Tarity III, Scranton; and Frank Tarity, South Abington Twp.; four great-grandchildren, Tom and Cadence Lewis, Dunmore; Kylie Hildebrandt, Abington; and Ryder Lewis, Dunmore, three sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Giorgio and Ruth Giorgio, both of Dunmore; and Helen Pizone, Huntington, Conn.; and several nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Cataldo J. “Cux” Giorgio and Thomas F. “Herky” Giorgio.

The funeral will be Wednesday from the Albert P. O’Donnell Funeral Home, 2025 Green Ridge St., Dunmore, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church, 322 Chestnut St., Dunmore. Interment will follow in SS. Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery, Peckville. Friends may call Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. All those attending the funeral are asked to proceed directly to the church on Wednesday.


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Lucille Mancuso

November 5, 2016

 

Lucille Mancuso of Dunmore died Saturday at the Dunmore Health Care Center. Born in Dunmore, she was the daughter of the late Samuel And Angeline Morell Mancuso and was a graduate of Dunmore High School. She was preceded in death by her longtime companion Richard Heim. Prior to her retirement she was employed by JC Penny and Walmart as a customer service representative.

Surviving are a sister Frances Pencek, and several nieces and nephews including Joyce Rizzo and Carol Smicherko her primary caregivers.

A blessing service will be held at 12:00 P.M. on Tuesday at the Albert P. O’Donnell Funeral Home 2025 Green Ridge Street Dunmore. Interment Cathedral Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday from 11:00 A.M. until service time.


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