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Michael Shibak Jr

Sep 14, 1946 - Nov 25, 2023

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Scranton, PA

In memory of Michael Shibak Jr. , a former Pennsylvania State Trooper, who passed away unexpectedly after an accident on Nov. 21, 2023. He leaves behind a legacy of service and devotion to his country. Born in Scranton, Pennsylvania on Sept. 14, 1946 to the late Adeline Bellon and Michael Shibak Sr. , Michael graduated from Scranton Technical High School in 1964, and went on to serve two tours in Vietnam as a proud member of the Navy's Seabees construction battalion. He is survived by his treasu...Read More

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Kenneth T. Harvey

Feb 18, 1963 - Mar 01, 2024

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Scranton, PA

Kenneth T. Harvey, 61, of Scranton, PA, died Friday, March 1, 2024 at Geisinger Community Medical Center, Scranton, PA. Born February 18, 1963 in Bridgeport, CT, he was the son of the late Theodore and Constance Clark Harvey.He is survived by his loving wife, Luisa; his adoring children: Samantha Madrid and husband, Jhared, Miguel Alvarez and Andrea Molina; siblings: Theodore Harvey, Jr., and wife, Abigail, Donna Harvey, Deborah Scaramastro and husband, William, Doreen Harvey and Christopher Harvey; a cherished granddaughter: Izabella Alvarez; and several nieces and nephews.He was also preceded in death by an infant brother: James.A viewing will be held Tuesday, March 5, 2024 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at Carmine J. & Louis C. Parise Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 89 Farview Street, Carbondale, PA. Cremation will follow.

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Dr. Susanne Beier

Mar 01, 1947 - Feb 29, 2024

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Scranton, PA

Dr. Susanne Beier, Phd., 77, of Forest City, died Thursday February 29th at Geisinger CMC, Scranton. Susanne was surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was the widow of Dieter Beier, who died November 7, 2004. Born in Augsburg, Germany, daughter of the late Kreszentia Muhlbauer, she was a member of Saint Rose of Lima Church in Carbondale. She received her Bachelor's Degree in teaching from Thomas Edison College, Masters Degree in Education and Counseling from Rutgers University, and her Doctorate Degree in Psychology from Walden University. For over 38 years, she ran a private counseling practice in Carbondale and Honesdale. Susanne was the Professional Chair at the University of Phoenix and a certified Forensic Psychologist. She was well acclaimed in her career and was featured in numerous publications and journals, including New Woman and Cosmopolitan Magazine for being one of the first career counselors in the nation. Earlier in her career, she was employed as the Principal for the Piscataway High School in New Jersey. She was a member of the Board of Directors for the Greater Carbondale YMCA, where she loved the pool and spending time with her friends. Throughout her life, Susanne always had a flair for standing out, no matter what she did and how fitting it was that she passed on Leap Year Day. Surviving are a daughter: Debra Bartkowski and husband Mark, Roaring Brook Twp; a son: Michael Parente and wife Vikki, Forest City; 12 grandchildren:Jenna Guerra; Jacob Guerra, Esq.,Matthew and Mark, Jr. Bartkowski; Sean, Tyler, Avery, Wolfgang, Genevieve, and Mercedes Parente; Clayton Keeling; Cassandra Hall; and three great grandchildren: Caleb; Jayden and Matthew . The funeral will be Wednesday, March 6th with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am in St. Rose of Lima Church, Carbondale. Interment, St. Mary’s Cemetery, Honesdale. Friends may call Tuesday, from 4 to 7 pm, at the Jones & Brennan Funeral Home, 430 Main Street, Forest City. All those attending the funeral on Wednesday are asked to go directly to the church. Memorial donations may be made to the Greater Carbondale YMCA, 82 N. Main Street, Carbondale, PA 18407. To to the family or in memory of Dr. Susanne Beier, Phd., please

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Dolores (Dolly Conte) Davis

Oct 15, 1922 - Feb 28, 2024

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Scranton, PA

Dolores (Dolly Conte) Davis, born October 15, 1922, peacefully passed away at Elan Skilled Nursing Facility on February 28, 2024. Dolly, aged 101, was preceded in death by her husband, Griffith Davis, in 1980, with whom she was married on Memorial Day in 1944. Originally name Civita Dolores, she later preferred to be called Dolores, or Dolly. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of an Italian immigrant father, the late Mattia Conte and 2nd generation mother, the late Marianna Giordano. Dolly was a 1940 graduate of Technical High School and a member of St Ann’s Basilica. She was a devote Catholic who attended St Ann’s Novena and donated generously to all those in need. She began her career as a switchboard operator at Bell Telephone of Pennsylvania and later joined her husband while stationed in Boston with the US Coast Guard. Dolly was a strong- willed woman, full of life and always on the go. She was a selfless, loving mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt. Her influence was significant in the life of her grandchildren, especially her grandson Frankie. Dolly enjoyed raising her family and cared deeply for her children, grandchildren, relatives and four-legged furry friends. She will be remembered as a fabulous baker, renowned for her pies and famous Christmas Cookies. Dolly always had a smile and a special way of sharing her joy of life. She was also known for her style during her residency at the Elan Skilled Nursing Home, always dressed to the nines, with her matching earrings for every outfit, beads, lipstick and rouge. Everyone who knew her, loved her, from her family and friends, to her neighbors, and the residents and staff of the Elan Skilled Nursing Home. Dolly’s lovely soul will be greatly missed. Her kindness and positive attitude were an example for all of us. She is survived by her daughters, Mame Davis and husband Tony Masiulis of Hollywood, Florida; Grayson Davis of Bend, Oregon; Karen Raulerson of Lake City, Florida; sons, Glenn Davis and wife Denise of Villa Rica, GA; Gary Davis of Las Vegas, Nevada; nephews Dr. Frederic Conte and wife Doreen of Australia; Norman Conte of Harleysville, Pa; nieces, Carol Pierson and husband Gene; Rosalie Lasako and husband Harold; Betty Lou Cholish and husband, Bill; 12 Grandchildren-Frankie, Griffie, Alyse, Trey, Matthew, Christopher, Jordan, Jenna, Jonathan, Ian, Kai, Taj; and 11 Great Grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Griffith T Davis; brother, Dr Nicholas F Conte and wife Virginia B Conte; son Griff W Davis; and Sister, Nina Conte. The world has lost a beautiful person. Interment will be Cathedral Cemetery where she will be laid to rest along- side her husband and son. A Memorial mass will be scheduled in the spring, date has not yet been determined. Donations may be made to St Joseph’s Center of Scranton or St Francis of Assisi Kitchen. The family of Dolly Davis would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to Dr Sebastianelli and the Staff at the Elan Skilled Nursing Home for all their love and compassionate care, and especially her roommate Joan Brady who was her guardian angel and watched over her with love and devotion.

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Gary John Stroud

Mar 22, 1971 - Feb 25, 2024

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Scranton, PA

Gary John Stroud, 52, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his family on February 25th 2024 after battling cancer.He was born on March 22nd 1971 in Kingston, Pennsylvania. He attended West Side Tech High School where he enjoyed art & music. He was an incredible guitar player, able to play most anything by ear, and was a talented artist who enjoyed drawing and painting. He was an outstanding jeweler, starting his career in the family business at Stroud's Jewelers and Distributors. He dedicated over 30 years of his life as a jeweler, repairing and creating flawless pieces of jewelry. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Dorothy and Robert Knelly, Paternal grandparents, Marion & Raymond T. Stroud and his nephew Anthony Sylvester Gennusa. He is survived by his parents, Donna Knelly Stroud and Gary Stroud Sr, his stepmother Cheryl Stroud, his sister Lisa Stroud Gennusa, his brother-in-law Tony Gennusa and his niece Ashley Fox, as well as many other friends and family whom he loved dearly. In lieu of flowers or monetary gifts, please make a donation to an animal rescue of your choosing in his memory. His beloved cats, Buddy and Bonzo, were rescues; he was always passionate about animals finding good homes. A celebration of life commemoration will be held in place of a viewing and funeral. Arrangements for this service will be announced at a later date.Arrangements and on-site cremation are under the care of the Miller Bean Funeral Home Inc., 436 Cedar Ave., Scranton.

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Louis J. Chalifoux

Aug 09, 1943 - Feb 25, 2024

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Scranton, PA

Louis J. Chalifoux, 80, died peacefully on February 25, 2024, at the Allied Inpatient Hospice Unit, surrounded by his loving family. Lou is survived by his beloved wife, Susan Carlton.Born August 9, 1943, in North Adams, MA, Lou was the son of Louis and Alice Chalifoux. He graduated from St. Joseph’s High School. Lou's professional journey took him throughout New England as a salesperson. His final career was as a college adviser to high school seniors. Lou had a passion for travel. A devoted New England Patriots fan, he found joy in family gatherings, delicious meals, engaging conversations, a brisk walk, and a good bargain. In 2020, Lou and Susan made the decision to move to Taylor, PA, to be closer to two of their children. They thoroughly loved their new home and so enjoyed the area’s ethnic food festivals, church picnics, and restaurants. Lou, a beacon of optimism, celebrated his loved ones' accomplishments, always proud of his family and generous with compliments. Attending his grandchildren's activities brought him immense joy, leaving behind a legacy of love, support, and devotion.The family extends sincere thanks and gratitude to the caring and compassionate doctors, nurses, and staff at DaVita, Old Forge; Geisinger CMC 4th floor; and the Allied Inpatient Hospice Unit. Lou will lovingly be remembered by his children, Beth Florey (Richard), Brett, and Brad (Kristy), and his adored grandchildren, Colin, Evan, Bryce, Liam, and Addie. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on March 9th at 10:00 am at the Church of St. Benedict, 1849 Newton Ransom Blvd, Clarks Summit. Friends may call at the church from 9:00 am until the start of Mass. In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes donations in Louis's name to St. Vincent de Paul, 500 Marshall St, North Adams, MA 01247.Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Miller Bean Funeral Home Inc., 436 Cedar Ave., Scranton.

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Lois M. Teserovitch

Mar 03, 1948 - Feb 27, 2024

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Scranton, PA

Lois M. Teserovitch, 75, of the Tripp Park Section of Scranton died Tuesday February 27, 2024 at the Scranton Healthcare Center.Born in Scranton she was the daughter of the late John and Lucille Kibert Teserovitch. A graduate of West Scranton High School, Class of 1966, she earned her degree in from Mercy Nursing School. Prior to retirement she was employed as a Head Nurse.Lois’ family would like to extend a special thank you to all of the staff of the Scranton Health Care Center for all of their kind and compassionate care.Surviving are brothers John Teserovitch, Ohio, Gene Teserovitch, Scranton; sister, Lucy Nichols, California; nieces and nephewsShe was preceded in death by sister Joan Wadge, sisters-in-law Alice Teserovitch and Judith Teserovitch.Funeral services and entombment in Cathedral Cemetery Mausoleum will be private. There will be no public calling hours.Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Solfanelli-Fiorillo Funeral Home Inc., 1030 N. Main Ave., Scranton.

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Angeline Maleakas

Died : Feb 01, 2024

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Scranton, PA

Angeline Maleakas of Scranton died early Tuesday morning.Born and raised in Forest City, she was the daughter of Mary and Charles Maleakas. Angeline was a member of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Scranton and a member of the Daughters of Penelope, Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society. Always willing to lend a hand, she spent many happy years with family and friends attending dinners, activities and baking for church events. Her wit and perpetual smile, as well as her delight in music, endeared her to all who knew her.Angeline worked in her family's soda shop, the Sugar Bowl, in Forest City before moving to Scranton. She was employed by the Haddon Craftsmen Co. in Scranton from 1969 before retiring in 1994 and was a member of GCC/IBT Union Local 241-M.She was preceded in death by her brother, George Maleakas; and her sister, Louise Theopheles. Surviving are her sister, Harriet Diaz; nephews, Chuck, Frank, Harry and Arthur; as well as nieces, Alexis, Maria, Linda and Lisa.Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 10 a.m. in Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Scranton.

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Thomas V. Ouly

Apr 20, 1941 - Feb 27, 2024

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Scranton, PA

Thomas “Tom” V. Ouly, a beloved Vietnam Veteran, community leader, and sports enthusiast, passed away on the night of February 27, 2024, at the Gino J. Merli Veterans Center in Scranton PA. He was 82 years old. Tom was a long-time employee of Western Union and then Kovatch Inc. in Nesquehoning as an Electronics Technician until his retirement in 2013. He was a member of St. Joseph Parish of the Panther Valley in Summit Hill, and was a former member of the former Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church, Nesquehoning. He was a 1959 graduate of the former Nesquehoning High School and was well known for his basketball skills in high school and enjoyed all sports. He was a former football coach for Nesquehoning Knee-Hi, Jim Thorpe and Panther Valley Schools. He was also an avid bowler and the manager of the former Lengyel’s softball team. Tom was a very involved in the Nesquehoning community and active in Nesquehoning Borough municipal affairs, serving on the Planning Commission. Born in Coaldale, PA, in 1941, a son of the late James and Lillian (Marino) Ouly, he grew up with a passion for sports and a commitment to serving his country. After graduating from high school, Tom enlisted in the U.S. Army and served during the Vietnam War, being honorably discharged as a SP5. Tom was proud to call Nesquehoning his home and his front porch on Catawissa Street became a gathering place—a hub of community life. From that vantage point, he observed the ebb and flow of Nesquehoning, whether it was a friendly wave, a chat about local news, or a shared laugh. Tom’s devotion extended to his family. He was a loving husband to Maureen (Ferro) Ouly, sharing 42 years of marriage before Maureen’s passing in 2012. Together, they weathered life’s storms and celebrated its joys. As we bid farewell to Tom, we honor his legacy—a life marked by service, camaraderie, and love. His memory will forever echo through the streets of Nesquehoning, where neighbors will recall the man who made them feel seen and valued. Surviving is a Stepdaughter Jill Lentz of Philadelphia, granddaughters Amanda Tafel and husband Ian, Taylor Carney and husband Michael, great-grandchildren Dante, Elijah, Winrey , Morgan and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by sisters Grace Finney and Rose Richards; and a brother, Joseph Ouly. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, March 4th with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. at The Shrine of Saint Therese of Lisieux, One East Garibaldi Ave., Nesquehoning PA 18240. Interment with Military Honors to be held immediately after at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Nesquehoning. A calling hour for family and friends will be held on Monday morning from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at the Shrine. Tom and the Family ask that in lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to The Veterans Motorcycle Program VETMOTO, 2212 Sepviva Street, Philadelphia PA 19125, https://vetmoto.org/support-vetmoto-donate. Online condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.nalesnikfh.com. Services and arrangements have been placed in the care of the Bruce A. Nalesnik Funeral Home, 57 West Center St., Nesquehoning PA 18240 To to the family or in memory of Thomas V. Ouly, please

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Steven G. Wiseman

Feb 21, 1983 - Feb 05, 2024

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Scranton, PA

Steven G. Wiseman, 40, of Archbald, passed away Monday afternoon February 5, 2024 at Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton after a sudden illness. Born February 21, 1983 in Morristown, New Jersey, he was the son of Carol (Matern) Wiseman of Jessup and Steven Wiseman of Lake Ariel, both of whom survive him.Steven was a 2001 graduate of Western Wayne High School. He went on to study at Temple University where he earned a degree in business. Steven will be lovingly remembered for his kindness, generosity, and wit; he was funny and intelligent, and impacted the lives of everyone he met. Steven was an animal lover. He especially enjoyed horses and successfully took part in many horse shows. Steven was a loving son, brother, and friend; most of all he loved being "Uncle Steve" to his nieces and nephews.In addition to his parents, Steven is also survived by his sister, Rebecca Miscavage and her husband Paul of Jessup; and his brother, Kasey Wiseman and his wife Melissa of Peckville; seven nieces and nephews; and many cousins.A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, February 9, 2024 at 12:00 Noon at The Waymart Church, 596 Honesdale Road, Waymart, PA 18472 with his brother, Kasey Wiseman officiating with Pastor Sal Maiorana.The family will receive friends at a viewing on Friday morning in The Waymart Church from 10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon. The family requests that flowers kindly be omitted. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Steven's memory to The Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 967 Griffin Pond Road, Clarks Summit, PA 18411https://griffinpondanimalshelter.networkforgood.com/projects/163789-make-a-difference-donate-todayArrangements are entrusted to Howell Family Funeral Home, Inc. Edward R. Howell, Funeral Director, 269 Belmont Street, Waymart, PA 18472. www.HowellFamilyFuneralHome.com

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Peter Karnick

Apr 17, 1930 - Feb 15, 2024

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Scranton, PA

Peter Karnick, 93, of South Canaan, passed away peacefully on Thursday morning, February 15, 2024 at Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton with his loving family at his side. His beloved wife of nearly 65 years, the former Joan L. (Hiller) Karnick preceded him in death on December 16, 2020.Born April 17, 1930 on the family farm in South Canaan, he was the son of the late Andrew and Sophie (Wiesynke) Karnick.The son of Austrian immigrants, Peter's family settled on the farm near St. Tikhon's Monastery. From humble beginnings of learning to farm with horses, Peter was an enthusiastic and successful farmer his entire life. As a young man, he faithfully served his country in the United States Army from 1955-1957 during which he was stationed in Germany. The son of an Austrian-Hungary military veteran, Peter was a second generation armed serviceman; he was especially proud that both his son and grandson followed in those footsteps comprising four generations of dedicated veterans.Upon returning home during his military service, he and Joan were married at St. Tikhon's church, and later raised a family together. Peter continued to farm at home with his brother, Adrian. Peter worked for many years as the Soil Conservationist for Wayne County, Emergency Management representative, Democratic Committeeman for South Canaan Township, and was the longest living member of St. Tikhon's Orthodox Church.Affectionately known as "Pop-Pop" to his grandchildren, he especially enjoyed driving around in his 1959 T-Bird and 1950 Chevy truck with them. He will forever be remembered for his, generosity, willingness to help others, and sharing stories, along with his dedication to his family, his faith, his community, and his country.He is survived by three children, Diane Brace and husband Randal, Chapman Lake, Paula Herzog and husband David, South Canaan, and Daniel Karnick and wife Ann Marie of Waymart; eight grandchildren, Stacy Davitt and partner Steve Rose, Carissa Brace and partner Chris Shock, Jennifer Green, Josh Herzog and wife Alyssa, Kaitlyn Schneider and husband Jody, Mitchell Herzog, LT Lucas Karnick and partner Amanda Walters, and Jacob Karnick; nine great-grandchildren, Mia, Olivia, Shaylee, Matthew, Shawn, Shea, Samson, Amelia, and Warren; a brother, Paul Karnick; sister-in-law; Clarice Karnick and several nieces and nephews.He was also preceded in death by a brother, Adrian; and a sister, Mary Krohta.The Funeral will be held on Monday, February 19, 2024 at 10:30 AM; there will be a public viewing from 10:00 to 10:30 in St. Tikhon's Orthodox Monastery Church, 179 St. Tikhon's Road, Waymart, PA 18472. All attending are asked to go directly to the church.The family will also receive friends on Sunday, February 18, 2024 from 4 to 7 PM at the Howell Family Funeral Home, Inc. 269 Belmont Street, Waymart, PA 18472.Burial will be Monday in St. Tikhon's Cemetery.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Peter's memory to Camp Freedom, 284 Number 7 Road, Carbondale, PA 18407 or online at https://www.campfreedompa.org/donate/Arrangements are entrusted to Howell Family Funeral Home, Inc. Edward R. Howell, Funeral Director, 269 Belmont Street, Waymart, PA 18472. www.HowellFamilyFuneralHome.com

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