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Beverly Johnson

Oct 18, 1938 - Nov 28, 2023

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Wilkes-Barre, PA

Beverly Johnson, 85, of Courtdale, died Tuesday, November 28, 2023 at Geisinger Wyoming Valley, Wilkes-Barre. Born in Nanticoke, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Dorothy Burke and was a member of Courtdale United Methodist Church. She enjoyed sewing, fishing, watching sports, especially the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Longhorns. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Arthur Hunsinger in September of 1979, and her youngest daughter, Kimberly Hunsinger-Toporcer in August of 2021. ...Read More

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Terrence L. Gerek

Dec 04, 1957 - Mar 01, 2024

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Wilkes Barre, PA

Terrence L. Gerek, 66, of Factoryville, formerly of Peckville, passed away peacefully at Allied Hospice Center, Wilkes Barre on Friday, March 1. He was the loving husband to Susan Armondi. They were married for over 28 joyous years. Terry was the son of the late, Edward and Vera Chaykovsky Gerek. A graduate of Valley View High School, Class of 1975 and he received his BS at Philadelphia College of Textiles and Sciences. Having worked in his family textile business provided a significant opportunity to demonstrate his valuable knowledge, skill and experience with fibers. He was hired as a Senior Vice President of Manufacturing and Print Operations for ICF Mercantile, Warren NJ. He enjoyed working at ICF till he recently retired. He was admired by all who worked with him. He treasured the outdoors and took pleasure in golfing, fishing, harness racing and in his younger years would participate in motocross racing at Unadilla. However, Terry and his wife, Sue, occasionally treated themselves in vacationing to the Caribbean. In addition to his wife, Sue, he is survived by his sister, Gail Hammond, Whitehouse Station, NJ and several nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his 2 brothers, Glenn who died in 2012 and Edward on January 14, 2023. A special appreciation to all the doctors, nurses and to Allied Hospice staff for giving Terry dignified and affectionate health care. Per Terry’s wishes, there will be no calling hours but rather, invites family and friends to a Celebration of Life Ceremony at Fiorelli Catering, 1501 Main St. Peckville on Sunday, March 10th from 1 to 3 P.M. Donations may be made in Terry’s name to Northeast Regional Cancer Institute, 334 Jefferson Ave. Scranton, Pa 18510. Arrangements entrusted to Louis J. Rapoch Funeral Home, 420 Church St. Archbald. To send a condolence, visit the funeral home web site. To to the family or in memory of Terrence L. Gerek, please

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Joseph J. Miscavage

Jul 01, 1960 - Feb 29, 2024

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Wilkes-Barre, PA

Joseph J. Miscavage, 63, of West Wyoming, passed on Thursday, February 29, 2024, while in the care of the VA Medical Center, Wilkes-Barre. Born in Wilkes-Barre on July 1, 1960, Joseph was a son to the late Lawrence and Lillian Hess Miscavage. Joe grew up in the West Wyoming area and attended local school. He was a graduate of the West Side Technical School where he excelled in automotive repair. After graduation, Joseph enlisted in the United States Army and was honorably discharged after his term of service. Joe worked his entire life in the automotive field as an autobody specialist. He held employment at Joe's Auto Sales and DB Auto Sales until a life changing event left him disabled. Throughout the rest of Joe's life, he enjoyed hunting and fishing with his family and friends. He spent summertime going to Knoebels Amusement Park with his family, especially his granddaughters who he enjoyed spending time with. On this day in heaven Joe is joined by his family. He is probably fishing in a heavenly pond surrounded by those ten point bucks that eluded him all his life, but he is raising a beer in honor to a life well lived and to a lifetime of great family, friendships, and memories we shared with him. Joseph joins in passing his parents Lawrence and Lillian; and his brothers David; Jeffrey: Lawrence; and Richard. Surviving to mourn his homegoing are his son Joseph Miscavage and his wife Christina, West Wyoming; granddaughters Lillian and Willow Miscavage; sister Darlene Keener, Kingston; and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to a visitation to be held on Monday, March 4, 2024, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at the Yanaitis Funeral Home Inc. 55 Stark Street, Plains. A Celebration of Joe's Life will follow at 7:30 p.m. Interment services for Joseph will be held at a later date to be announced.

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Margaret M. Fallon

Jul 24, 1927 - Feb 03, 2024

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Wilkes-Barre, PA

Margaret M. Fallon, 96, Dallas, passed away, Saturday, February 3, 2024, at Allied Hospice, Wilkes-Barre. Born in Wilkes-Barre, she was the daughter of the late Jay and Marguerite McKay Monahan and was a graduate of Luzerne High School and College Misericordia in Dallas, PA where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Chemistry. Margaret, more commonly known as Peggy, lived in the Back Mountain area for over 66 years. During her final years, she lived at The Village of Greenbriar on Memorial Highway in Dallas. In addition to being a member of the parish, Margaret was a teacher at Gate of Heaven School, Dallas for nearly 30 years. She was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society, the Parent Teachers Guild and was an associate member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians. Margaret was an avid fan of Notre Dame Football and the New York Yankees, especially Reggie Jackson. Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Robert P. Fallon, her son, Robert J. Fallon, and her sister, Maureen M. Krasavage. Surviving is a daughter, Maureen F. Walsh, and her husband, William A. Walsh, Esquire, Lewes, Delaware, granddaughter, Erin E. Fallon, of Rhode Island, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, February 12, 2024, at 10:30 AM at Gate of Heaven Church, Machell Ave., Dallas, PA. Interment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call Monday from 9:30 AM until the time of service at Gate of Heaven Church. Arrangements are under the direction of The Richard H. Disque Funeral Home, Inc., 2940 Memorial Highway, Dallas, Pa. 18612. Online condolences may be submitted to Disquefuneralhome.com

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Arthur F. Berton

Feb 11, 1939 - Feb 09, 2024

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Wilkes-Barre, PA

Arthur F. Berton, 84, Bear Creek, passed away Friday, February 9, 2024 at Allied Hospice, Wilkes-Barre. Born in Maspeth, NY, he was the son of the late Arthur and Martha Ruckel Berton and was a graduate of Grover Cleveland High School, Ridgewood Queens, NY. Immediately after high school, Art enlisted in the Navy and proudly served his country from 1957-1963 aboard the USS Hailey DD256. Art started working in the mailroom at CitiBank at the age of 20 and retired 40 years later as a Vice President. Art met Lorraine Edna Earl, the love of his life, at the tender age of 16 and they married 5 years later in the Middle Village Methodist Church on June 24, 1961. Art had a servant’s heart and served the Lord throughout his life. He was a Deacon and then an Elder at First Reformed Church of the Palisades in Fort Lee, NJ for many years. Art served in Pastoral Care at Holy Name Hospital in Teaneck NJ and then at Geisinger Wyoming Valley for a total of 50 years. After he retired, he and his "bride" as he affectionately called his wife Lorraine, continued to serve the Lord. He volunteered with Hospice for over 20 years, giving hope and peace to terminally ill patients and their families. He was instrumental in starting the No One Dies Alone program at Geisinger, as well as REACH, a local mission. He served on the Trustee Board at Parsons PM Church where he was an active, much beloved member. Art was also President of the PM Preacher’s Pension Fund. In March of 2023, Art was diagnosed with and selflessly battled cancer with grace and courage, more concerned with his family than himself. He continued to praise the Lord and passed away peacefully on February 9th surrounded by his family. Art was preceded in death by his sister, Barbara Anne. He is survived by Lorraine, his wife of 62 years, daughters, Kelly Berton of Emerson, NJ, Barbara Berton of Spring Brook Township, PA, Erin Baker of Pocono Summit, PA, 9 grandchildren and his brother Kenneth Berton of Leland, NC. Friends may call Monday February 12th from 6 to 8 PM at The Richard H. Disque Funeral Home, Inc., 2940 Memorial Highway, Dallas, Pa. 18612 where a Masonic Funeral Service will be held. Online condolences may be made to Disquefuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Parsons PM Church. Due to the impending winter storm and our desire to keep everyone safe, please note the following changes:Wake: Tonight Monday, February 12, 2024 at The Richard H. Disque Funeral Home, Inc., 2940 Memorial Highway, Dallas, PA, from 6-8 PM. A Masonic Funeral Service will be held approximately from 7-7:15 PM. At 8 PM, a Celebration of Life service will be officiated by Rev. Andrew Jerome, all at the Funeral Home.Tomorrow: There will be NO SERVICES at the church and no luncheon due to the weather.Interment: Postponed to a later date. Further details will be provided

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Mary M. Matello

Feb 28, 1947 - Feb 26, 2024

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Wilkes-Barre, PA

Mary M. Matello, 76, Monroe Twp., passed away, Monday, February 26, 2024 at Hampton House Nursing Center, Wilkes-Barre. Born in Pittston, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Grace Orr Romanowski and was a graduate of Pittston High School. Mary was a line man with Trion Industries until her retirement. She was affiliated with various dress factories in the valley as well as ENCON Industries. Some of her favorite pass times was tending to her garden. She very much loved music including Steve Perry. Mary is survived by her husband of 55 years, Joseph S. Matello at home. Sons, Joseph Matello and his wife Erin, Edwardsville, Matthew Matello, Lake Twp. 3 Grandchildren, Samuel, Benjamin, and Gennevieve Matello. A Great Grand Daughter, Abigail Matello. Funeral service will be held Friday, March 1, 2024 at 11:00 AM from The Richard H. Disque Funeral Home, 2940 Memorial Highway, Dallas, PA 18612. Interment will be in Orcutts Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday from 6 to 8 PM. Online condolences may be made at Disquefuneralhome.com Mary’s family would like to thank the staff of Hampton House Nursing Center.

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David J. Mikulka

Dec 29, 1943 - Feb 09, 2024

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Wilkes-Barre, PA

David J. Mikulka, 80, of Meshoppen passed away on Friday, February 9, 2024 at Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Rosemary (Sherman) Mikulka.Born on December 29, 1943 in Kingston, he is the son of the late Joseph Mikulka and Dolores (Zenda) Root.David attended West Moreland High School before embarking on a remarkable career at Procter and Gamble. For an impressive span of 30 years, he dedicated himself to the company's pampers department as a Tech 6.David served his country with honor and distinction as a Sergeant in the United States Army. He valiantly served during the Vietnam War from 1966 to 1967. Recognized for his bravery under fire, David was awarded the Bronze Star "V" for valor and a Purple Heart for injuries sustained in combat.David pursued various hobbies and interests that brought him great joy. He enthusiastically embraced the outdoor lifestyle; hunting and fishing were among his favorite pastimes. Additionally, David was known to be an avid golfer.Every Wednesday evening held a special place in David's heart as he eagerly anticipated gathering with friends at Charlie's house for their regular card games. He was a member of the Wyoming County Dart Club where he forged lifelong friendships while enjoying friendly darts competitions. He was also a proud member of the American Legion Post 154 Montrose and the Montrose VFW.In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughter, Milissa Mikulka and husband Shane Yeust, Molly Brzezinski and husband Brian; son, David (DJ) J. Mikulka, Jr.; sister, Donna Brown; brother, Donald Root; aunt, Lorraine Cwalina; grandchildren, Mason, Haley, Logan Bullock, Christopher, Brendan, Lindsey, Andrew Brzezinski, Kaitlyn and Devon Mikulka; great-grandchildren, Amayah and Liam Bullock, Wynne Moore; his beloved kitty, LB.He is preceded in death by his stepfather, Donald Root, Sr.; brother, Joseph Mikulka.Family and friends are invited to attend David's funeral service which will be held on Friday, February 16, 2024 at 11:00AM from the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home, 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, PA 18657 to be celebrated by Rev. Patrick Albert with full military honors. Interment will follow in Sunnyside Cemetery, Tunkhannock.A visitation will be held from 10:00AM until the time of service on Friday.The family would like to extend a special thanks to the doctors and nurses at the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center and hospice for the care and compassion they have extended to David and his family during this time especially his favorite home health nurse, Amber and physical therapist, Lee along with his friends, Josh Hunsinger, Griffin Bunnell, and Dan Alberson.In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in David's memory to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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Stewart Phillips

Jun 07, 1947 - Feb 13, 2024

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Wilkes-Barre, PA

Stewart Phillips, 76, of Tunkhannock passed away Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center.Born on June 7, 1947 in Springville, he is the son of the late Donald and Frances (Chrisman) Phillips.He was a 1965 graduate of Elk Lake High School. Stewart also served his country with honor in the United States Airforce.Stewart dedicated many years of his life to working as a truck driver until his retirement. He was a proud member of AA for over 30 years.He found joy in hunting, appreciating the beauty and serenity of nature while participating in this beloved pastime. Additionally, he loved the sense of freedom that came with riding his motorcycle along open roads or cruising on a snowmobile across snowy landscapes.He is survived by daughter, Victoria Phillips; brother, Donald Phillips; sisters, Bonnie O'Neal, Barbara Mayers (Gerald).Family and friends are invited to attend Stewart’s celebration of life which will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2024 at 11:00AM from the Springville United Methodist Church, 12112 PA 3004, Springville, PA 18844.Arrangements and care entrusted to Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home, 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, PA 18657.

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Anthony (Zitzer) Genello

Jun 11, 1926 - Feb 26, 2024

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Wilkes-Barre, PA

Anthony (Zitzer) Genello, 97 years old, died Feb. 26, 2024 at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital surrounded by his family. He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Ann Marie. Born and raised in the Bunker Hill section of Scranton. He was the son of the late Louis and Mary Caprio Genello. He was a member of SS. Anthony and Rocco Parish. He was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School and entered the service after graduation. He was a World War II veteran who served in the European Theater with the 75th Infantry Division. He was engaged in two campaigns. He received the Combat Infantry Badge and the recipient of the Bronze Star, Europe, Asia, Far East and Rhineland Victory medals.Anthony, along with his brother, Vito, founded East Scranton Lumber Company in 1956. For over 50 years, they constructed custom-built homes in Scranton and the surrounding area, taking great pride in their quality and craftsmanship. He was fortunate to live in the home that he built and loved until his death.He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He is survived by son, Dr. Louis and wife, Susan, Dunmore; grandchildren, Anthony (Anna), Andrea (David), Ashley (A.J.); great-grandson, Louis; daughter, Marisa Genello, Scranton; son, David and wife, Kathleen, Fleetville; grandchildren, Brianna, Bryce and Bradyn. He is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Anthony was a gentle and kind man who was loved by all who met him. He was devoted to his wife and children, incredibly proud of all of his grandchildren’s accomplishments and loved spending time at family gatherings.He was preceded in death by brother, Vito Gianello; and sister, Mary DePietro.The funeral will be conducted Saturday, March 2, from the Solfanelli-Fiorillo Funeral Home Inc., 1030 N. Main Ave., Scranton, with Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Rocco Church, 122 Kurtz St., Dunmore. All attending the Mass are kindly asked to proceed directly to church. Interment with military honors will follow in St. Mary of Mount Carmel Cemetery, Dunmore.Friends may call Friday, March 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to SS. Anthony and Rocco Parish, 303 Smith St., Dunmore 18512.

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Patricia Ann Musloski

Sep 09, 1937 - Feb 28, 2024

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Wilkes-Barre, PA

Patricia Ann Musloski, 86, formerly of Wyoming and a current resident of United Methodist Homes,Wesley Village Campus passed away peacefully Wednesday February 28, 2024 at the Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. Born September 9, 1937 in Wilkes-Barre, she was the daughter of the late Phillip and Josephine Mullay Pineno. Living most of her life in Wyoming where she leaves behind many friends, family and fond memories. Patricia was a member of St. Barbara Parish in St. Anthony of Padua Church, where she was a long time member of the choir. Patricia lived her life to the fullest "She did it her way".... She loved her whole family around her and was happiest when everyone was eating and making noise. Preceding her in death were her husband and love of her life, John Buckman in 1986 (with whom she had 5 children) , an infant daughter, Jacqueline Buckman, brother, Francis Pineno, and second husband, Victor Musloski. Surviving are her children: Steven and his wife Lisa Buckman, Riverside, Ca., Richard and his wife Diane Buckman, Dallas, Pa., William and his wife Judith Buckman, Plains, Patricia and her husband Joseph Latona, Exeter. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren, Neil, Matthew, Brittany, David, Marisa, Jaclyn, Nicole, Adam, Brian, Dillon, Lars, Hannah, and Nina, along with 4 great grandchildren, Stella, JJ, Robert, and Isla. "Thanks for the memories, you will be missed". Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation which will be held on Saturday March 2, 2024 from 9am until 10am in St. Anthony of Padua Church ( St. Barbara Parish) 224 Memorial St., Exeter. A Mass of Christian burial will follow at 10:30am with the Monsignor John Sempa, as celebrant. Entombment will be in Denison Cemetery Mausoleum, Swoyersville. Arrangements are entrusted to the Gubbiotti Funeral Home, LLC, 1030 Wyoming Ave., Exeter. To send the family an expression of sympathy or an online condolence, please visit www.gubbiottifh.com To to the family or in memory of Patricia Ann (Pineno) Musloski, please

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Madeleine Garrett Brunson

Feb 06, 1935 - Feb 27, 2024

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Wilkes-Barre, PA

Madeleine (Garrett) Brunson, 89, of Wilkes-Barre, passed away peacefully Tuesday evening, after a lengthy illness. Funeral services will be announced from Kniffen O’Malley Leffler Funeral & Cremation Services, 465 S. Main Street, Wilkes-Barre. To to the family or in memory of Madeleine Brunson, please

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