Scranton Obituaries

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  • 9 hrs ago | via Times Observer 

    Douglas Coates

    Doug Coates, age 64, died peacefully on Monday, December 22, 2014, while under Hospice Care at Aldersgate/Asbury Care Center in Charlotte, NC, having suffered declining health and disability in recent years. Born in Warren, PA, on December 6, 1950, Doug graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1972 and enjoyed a rewarding career in television production for over 35 years, starting as a grip on Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood at WQED in Pittsburgh and advancing to the position of Studio Supervisor.

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  • Yesterday | via The Times-Tribune 

    Scranton family is homeless on Christmas

    BUTCH COMEGYS / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Nicole Howe kisses her 4-year-old son Caution in front of their condemned home on Green Ridge Street in Scranton on Tuesday. The home has been condemned due to carbon monoxide gas.

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  • Monday Dec 22 | via The Times-Tribune 

    Scranton man injured in Dec. 1 crash dies

    A man struck by a vehicle the evening of Dec. 1 died Saturday night in Geisinger Community Medical Center's trauma unit, according to a news release from Lackawanna County Coroner Timothy Rowland. John Cummings, 39, of Scranton, died from injuries received after he was struck crossing South Main Avenue shortly before 6 p.m. that night.

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  • Friday Dec 19 | via The News Journal 

    John L. "Jack" McCloskey

    One more member of the "Greatest Generation" has at last completed his duties here and is now consigned to everlasting peace.

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  • Wednesday Dec 17 | via The Verona-Cedar Grove Times 

    Marie Lucille Koriniskie, formerly of Cedar Grove, dies

    Marie Lucille Koriniskie, formerly of Cedar Grove, passed away at her home in Scranton, Pennsylvania surrounded by her family Dec. 15. She was 66. Born in Newark, she graduated from Bloomfield High School and was a proud member of the Wayne Elk's Auxiliary. She is survived by her spouse Ronald Koriniskie; her daughter Danielle Koriniskie and spouse Amy Smith; three grandchildren; brother Frank Lambo and his wife Gail; sisters Antoinette Rice and her husband Ernest, and Emilia Campbell and her husband Peter; brother-in-law Richard Koriniskie and his wife Marge; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

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  • Wednesday Dec 17 | via The Times-Tribune 

    Luzerne County SPCA investigating deaths of 2 horses

    The Luzerne County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is investigating the deaths of two horses at a boarding facility in Butler Township. SPCA staff first learned a horse had died after Butler Township police notified them Sunday, said Peggy Nork, director of development for the local group.

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  • Thursday Dec 11 | via Pocono Record 

    Joseph E. Thayne

    Joseph E. Thayne, 105, of Lancaster, died after a brief illness Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Edward and Helen Kenehan Thayne.

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  • Wednesday Dec 3 | via The Times-Tribune 

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    Local foundation Matthew's Mission will hold its fifth Breakfast with Santa Saturday at Scranton High School, with seatings at 9 and 10:30 a.m. Admission is $12 for adults and $9 for children, and reservations are required. Proceeds will be used to purchase Christmas gifts for area individuals with special needs.

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  • Tuesday Dec 2 | via The Times-Tribune 

    Group hosts Santa breakfast

    Local foundation Matthew's Mission will hold its fifth Breakfast with Santa Saturday at Scranton High School, with seatings at 9 and 10:30 a.m. Admission is $12 for adults and $9 for children, and reservations are required. Proceeds will be used to purchase Christmas gifts for area individuals with special needs.

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  • Monday Dec 1 | via Times Herald-Record 

    Frank H. Davey, Sr.

    Frank H. Davey, Sr., 67 of Matamoras, PA passed away Thursday, June 27, 2014 at Bon Secours Community Hospital, Port Jervis, NY. He was a retired Truck Driver for Penn DOT, Milford, PA.

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  • Monday Dec 1 | via Cape Cod Times 

    Anne B. Weber, 86

    Anne B. Weber, formerly of Marstons Mills, MA, passed away on Nov. 29, 2014. Her family was by her side.

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  • Friday Nov 28 | via The Times-Tribune 

    Pedestrian struck by car, killed in Dunmore

    A 71-year-old Dunmore man died after a car struck him as he crossed the street in front of his home Friday night. Just after 5 p.m., Jennifer Jennings, Madison Twp., was driving a blue Jeep Liberty west on East Drinker Street when she hit Eugene Dunio, 740 E. Drinker St. Streetlights lit the area, police said, but Mr. Dunio was wearing dark-colored clothes.

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  • Wednesday Nov 26 | via The Times-Tribune 

    Family to Family helps thousands in basket giveaway

    Volunteers hand out holiday meal grocery bags at the 28th annual Family-To-Family food basket distribution inside the Scranton Cultural Center Wednesday morning. Michael J. Mullen / Staff Photographer Santa hands out hats and gloves to people waiting in line in the snow at the 28th annual Family-To-Family food basket distribution inside the Scranton Cultural Center Wednesday morning.

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  • Wednesday Nov 26 | via CBS Local 

    Pa. Banker, Philanthropist Leo Moskovitz Dies At 109

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  • Wednesday Nov 26 | via Lewistown Sentinel 

    Banker, philanthropist Leo Moskovitz dies at 109

    A northeast Pennsylvania banker and philanthropist who often credited having an unlisted phone number as the key to becoming one of the oldest people in the world has died. A funeral director says Leo Moskovitz died Monday at 109.

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  • Wednesday Nov 26 | via The Times-Tribune 

    Parents of dead child suing area hospitals, doctors

    The parents of a 6-year-old Scranton boy who died in a Philadelphia burn ward last year are suing Geisinger Community Medical Center, Moses Taylor Hospital and several area doctors who had previously examined the child. Calling the case "every parents' worst nightmare," the attorney for Amaris Ramos and Pedro Arce, mother and father of Pedro Arce Jr., claim the hospitals and doctors were negligent in their months-long struggle to diagnose and cure the sick boy.

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  • Tuesday Nov 25 | via The Times-Tribune 

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    Pastor Howard Woodruff leads a pray during a memorial for Robert Gensiak at the The Arc in Scranton on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. Jake Danna Stevens / Staff Photographer His pathetic remains were cremated.

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  • Tuesday Nov 25 | via The Citizens' Voice 

    Pioneering banker, philanthropist dies at 109

    Pioneering Lackawanna County banker and philanthropist - and one of Pennsylvania's oldest citizens - I. Leo Moskovitz died just two weeks shy of his 110th birthday. Moskovitz of Jermyn, who founded and served as president of First National Bank of Jermyn before retiring in 1993, died Monday "peacefully in his sleep," said his wife of 45 years, Ann Moskovitz.

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  • Tuesday Nov 25 | via The Times-Tribune 

    ARC commemorates Gensiak tragedy with plaque

    Robert, who had Down Syndrome, weighed 69 pounds when he died. His mother and two sisters condemned him to a back bedroom of their Taylor home, denying him food and medical treatment while spending the $1,042 monthly state checks meant for his care.

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  • Nov 23, 2014 | via The Times-Tribune 

    Local History: Local taxidermist tackled tough, high...

    The lifelong resident of Scranton was just 56 when he died of arsenic poisoning, according to a Jan. 26, 1916, obituary in The Scranton Times. Arsenic was widely used as a preservative in taxidermy, and Mr. Friant was one of the best-known taxidermists in Pennsylvania.

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