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Regina Rodriguez

Nov 05, 2023 - Nov 12, 2023

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Scranton, PA

Regina R. Rodriguez of Scranton, Pa. , passed away on Nov. 6, 2023, with her devoted daughter by her side. She was the late daughter of Harry and Eileen (O'Meara) Ryan of Susquehanna, Pa. Regina was a daughter, wife, mother and Nonnie whose dedication to her family was unwavering, always there as the matriarch and rock of the family. Her circle of friends was countless, and she was a well-loved and a respected member of the community. Regina was a graduate of Laurel Hill Academy in Susquehanna, ...Read More

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Rita M. Martin

May 11, 1924 - Feb 24, 2024

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Scranton, PA

Rita M. Martin passed away on Saturday, February 24th at Allied Services Skilled Nursing Center in Scranton. In two months she would have celebrated her 100th birthday.Born in 1924 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Rita was the daughter of Lawrence and Barbara Kaiser Dress. She was the second oldest of ten children. Her education was completed at St. Nicholas and St. Boniface School in Wilkes-Barre and at St. Ann’s Academy.Rita met her husband, Stephen J. Martin, at a Roller Skating Rink in Kingston before World War II. They corresponded throughout the war – a feat that included some 673 numbered letters sent to one another. They married in 1948 at St. Boniface Church in Wilkes-Barre and lived their entire married life in Luzerne. They were married for 63 years at the time of Steve’s death in 2011. They were the proud parents of three children: Stephen, Donna, and Paul.The affairs of her children were always a prominent feature of Rita’s life. At St. John Nepomucene School in Luzerne, she served as a “Friday Morning Library Reader” to the 1st Graders, where she gathered the young learners on cushions on the floor in the Library and read exciting books to them. She was always active with the PTA. At Central Catholic High School in Kingston (later known as Bishop O’Reilly), she volunteered as a “Monday Cafeteria Worker” where she served meals to the students and staff. She was always busy with fund-raisers, programs, and trips of all kinds.At her Church, Rita enjoyed being a Lector and a Eucharistic Minister. She was a member of the first Pastoral Council at St. John’s. Her service also included planning and promoting “World Days of Prayer” with all of the Church denominations in the borough. She was a daily Mass attendee.Rita was a member of the Women’s Auxiliary of Assumpta Council 3987 of the Knights of Columbus in Luzerne. She did much with fund raising and its many programs. She planned all the fun at many of the group’s Christmas parties and she was its President for a time. She was a volunteer leader with the Cub Scouts, the Boy Scouts, the Girl Scouts and the Little League. She was awarded the “St. Ann’s Award” by the Diocese of Scranton in 1975 for her efforts with young people in the Scouting Program. She also was honored with induction into the “Chapel of the Four Chaplains” Honor Society for her selfless volunteering.During World War II, Rita studied to become a Nurse’s Aide with the American Red Cross. She later took business courses and worked at Bartikowsky Jewelers and Pittsburgh Plate Glass. After taking time off to raise her children and until her retirement, she worked as an Administrative Assistant at Guyette Communication Industries in Luzerne and Larksville.She was an excellent cook and baker (cookies and cakes were her specialty). She was also an accomplished seamstress and enjoyed crocheting and knitting. In her later years, she enjoyed knitting prayer shawls for people in Nursing Homes with the St. Ignatius Knitting Ministry. She sent thousands of greeting cards to friends, acquaintances, and people brought to her attention in nursing homes – many of which included a scratch-off lottery ticket.Besides her parents and Steve, she was preceded in death by her granddaughter Cassandra Langtry, as well as her sisters Frances Jacobs and Dolores Wallace, brothers Lawrence Dress, Bernard Dress, William Dress, Charles Dress, Gerard Dress, and James Dress along with nephews Kevin Dress and Christopher Jacobs.Rita is survived by her son Stephen J. Martin and his wife Rebecca, daughter Donna Martin-Langtry and her husband Douglas, son Paul Martin and his wife Kathy, grandson Brian Martin and his wife Megan, sister Rose Marie Heck and sisters-in-law Jean Dress and Connie Dress. She was the proud aunt to 33 nieces and nephews.Rita’s Family wishes to thank the entire Staff of Allied Services Skilled Nursing Center – and especially the amazing Nursing Staff of the Alzheimer’s Unit – for their excellent and compassionate care and concern. In addition, they wish to recognize the Staff Members of Allied Services Hospice for meeting her needs and for the comfort that they supplied at a difficult time. Finally, they wish to thank Dr. Richard Weinberger for his expertise that successfully navigated Rita through many difficulties.A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday February 28th at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Family Church in Luzerne by Father Richard Fox. Friends and family are welcome to attend a viewing at Betz-Jastremski Funeral Home, 568 Bennett Street, Luzerne from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the Mass. Interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Kingston Township.In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Rita’s memory to Allied Services Skilled Nursing Center, 303 Smallacombe Drive, Scranton, PA 18508 or Holy Family Parish, 574 Bennett Street, Luzerne, PA 18709.

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Carmella R. Pulice

Dec 31, 1931 - Feb 24, 2024

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Scranton, PA

Carmella R. Pulice, 92, of North Scranton passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Saturday February 24, 2024. She was the widow of Frank A. Pulice who died on November 10, 2008. Born in Dunmore she was the daughter of the late Phillip and Carmella “Millie” Saracino Sardo. A graduate of Dunmore High School, prior to retirement she was employed in the local garment industry.An active member of St. Anthony of Padua Church in North Scranton until it’s closing; she was involved with all of the church activities and functions.She enjoyed spending the winter months in Plant City, Florida with her family and friends.Carmella’s family would like to extend a special thank you to Lisa Yanni Gaynard, her “adopted daughter” and also the staff of Abington Manor especially the nursing staff, dietary, housekeeping laundry, activity director and social services who all went above and beyond in their efforts to provide with her with outstanding care. Surviving are two daughters, Caroline and her husband Michael Petrauskas of Clarks Summit, Carmel and her husband Dennis Oressey of Scranton; a son Frank Jr. and his wife Kelly of Sterling; six grandchildren, Nichole Webb and husband Robert, and Michele Benz and husband Steve, Mark Oressey, Elizabeth Pulice, Jessica Callen and husband Kevin and Gary Arvay; great-grandchildren Carter and Gemma Webb, Kaley Carmella Benz, Aaron and Izzy Callen; sister Rose DeMarco; several nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great nephews.She was preceded in death by a daughter Margaret Arvay; brother Charles Sardo; Sister JoAnn PaneThe funeral will be conducted Wednsday from the Solfanelli-Fiorillo Funeral Home Inc. 1030 N. Main Ave. with Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Mary, Mother of God Parish at Holy Rosary Church, 316 William St., Scranton. Entombment will follow in Cathedral Cemetery Mausoleum. Friends and family may pay their respects Tuesday from 4 – 6 pm.

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Alice Marie Kizer

Dec 25, 1957 - Feb 16, 2024

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Scranton, PA

Alice Marie Kizer of Scranton died Friday at the Geisinger C.M.C. following a brief illness. Born in Wheeling, West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late James Warner Sr. She is survived by her fiancé Albert Smith; mother Lucille Warner; brother James Warner and wife Ellie May; two sisters, PattyZantowsky and husband Duane, and Debra Shabrowski and husband Richie; son Francis and wife Tina Kizer; 4 daughters, Amanda Kizer, Barbara Kizer and husband John, Holly Evans, and Patty Kizer; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.Arrangements and on-site cremation are under the care of the Miller Bean Funeral Home Inc., 436 Cedar Ave., Scranton.

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Gregory G. Sereditch

Jan 05, 1959 - Feb 21, 2024

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Scranton, PA

Gregory G. Sereditch, 65 of Scranton, formerly of Olyphant, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday at home after a sudden illness.Born in Peckville, he was the son of the late George and Jean Kohansky Sereditch.He was a graduate of Mid Valley High School and the University of Scranton where he received a Bachelor's Degree in Health and Human Services. He was employed as a Social Worker for several area Agencies.He was a member of SS Cyrils and Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church. He resided in Olyphant for most of his life and Scranton the past 15 years.Greg was happy with the simple things in life.He loved good food, family, and watching professional sports on television. Most important to him was his deep faith, instilled in him by his parents, which he practiced daily.He is survived by a brother,Edward Sereditch, Olyphant, and three sisters, Barbara Kaminski (Edward), Haymarket, VA, Janet Varzaly, Philadelphia, and Mary Passeri (Robert), Laflin, several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Nancy Sereditch, his partner and the love of his life Judith Sturchio, and a brother in law, Paul Varzaly.The funeral will be held Monday February 26th from the Louis M. Margotta Funeral Home, 511 Church Street, Jessup, with Divine Liturgy at 10 AM At SS Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church, Olyphant. Interment, parish cemetery. Friends may call Sunday from 4 to 6 at the funeral home. Parastas service will be held at 5 PM. For online condolences go to funeral home website.

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Mr. David A. Pflanz

May 09, 1959 - Feb 21, 2024

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Scranton, PA

Mr. David A. PflanzMatamoras, PAMr. David A. Pflanz of Matamoras, PA, died Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at Regional Hospital Of Scranton. He was 64. He was born May 9, 1959 in Port Jervis, NY the son of the late Arthur F. Pflanz and the late Myrtle J. Pflanz. Dave worked as a Diesel Mechanic at Pflanz’s Garage in Matamoras, PA. Surviving are, his brother Kenneth A. Pflanz and his wife Vilma of Matamoras, PA; his nephew, Billy and nieces Francisca and Cathy; Also his best friend Gary Lane and his wife Shirley. There will be no visitation and funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Funeral arrangements are by the GRAY-PARKER FUNERAL HOME, 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis. For additional information or to send a condolence note to the family please visit www.grayparkerfuneralhome.com.

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Thomas O’Neill

Dec 02, 1947 - Feb 20, 2024

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Scranton, PA

Thomas “Teese” O’Neill, 76, of Scranton, died Tuesday at the Hospice of the Sacred Heart, after a short, but intensely fought battle with cancer. His wife is the former Jane Kelleher. They celebrated 43 years of marriage on October 25, 2023. Born December 2, 1947, he was the son of the late Thomas and Freda Cox O’Neill. He proudly served his country during the Vietnam War in the United States Army. He was the proprietor of Tom O’Neill Roofing for over 45 years. Tom and his work were both well respected by his employees and many repeat customers. His work ethic and pride in his work were seen right up until his most recent diagnosis. Tom was a devoted parishioner of Holy Rosary Church. He was a member of VFW Post 25 and The Taurus Club, where he enjoyed spending time with lifelong friends. Tom enjoyed riding his bike daily, golfing, and hunting. His greatest joy was his family; a family that will greatly miss his stories, sense of humor, and his often comical words of wisdom. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to the staff at the Hospice of the Sacred Heart for their compassionate care of their beloved husband, father, and papa. The family would also like to thank Dr. Gerard Nealon and the 7th floor nursing staff of Regional Hospital; especially Tina Goodwin RN, for her unwavering kindness and empathetic care.Surviving, in addition to his wife Jane, are his daughters, Elizabeth McLane and husband Thomas of Dunmore, Meghan and fiancé John Cabets of Olyphant; his son, Thomas and companion Danielle Beyer of Dickson City; sister Julia (Judy) Borgia and husband Joseph of Scranton, brother-in-law, Mike Nycz of Scranton, and numerous and loved nieces and nephews. Tom is also survived by the light of his life, his granddaughter, Clare Margaret McLane. He was preceded in death by sisters Ann Marie Tomczyk and Mary Ellen Nycz. The funeral will be conducted on Monday from the Solfanelli-Fiorillo Funeral Home Inc., 1030 N. Main Ave., Scranton with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in Holy Rosary Church, 316 William St., Scranton. All attending the Mass are kindly asked to proceed directly to church Monday morning. Interment will follow in Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton. Family and friends may call Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. in the funeral home. Memorial contributions in Tom’s memory may be sent to Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 30 E.D. Preate Dr. Suite 108, Moosic, PA 18507.

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Howard Allen Platt

Jan 01, 1950 - Feb 22, 2024

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Scranton, PA

Howard Allen Platt died Thursday at Regional Hospital of Scranton. Please refer to the Saturday edition of the Times-Tribune or to the funeral home website and Facebook page for full funeral service information.

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Barbara A. Garvey

Aug 14, 1958 - Feb 17, 2024

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Scranton, PA

Barbara A. Garvey, 65, Dunmore, died Saturday at Allied Services Hospice Center in Scranton surrounded by family. She was the wife of the late Thomas E. Garvey who died June 10, 2022. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Margaret Masters Baron, was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School and earned a Cosmetology degree from Empire Beauty School in Scranton. Barb was a kindhearted person who dedicated her life to caring for her family and loved ones, always putting others before herself. Her greatest joys in life were spending time with family and being a Mimi to her three granddaughters. Surviving are daughters, Courtney Garvey, Shannon Garvey, and Katie Garvey and her partner Danny Ringleben, all of Dunmore, three brothers, Joseph Baron, Throop, Christoher Baron and wife Susan, Vandling, and Robert Baron and wife Lisa, Phillipsburg, NJ, three granddaughters, Brooklyn Layre, Isla Ringleben, and Vera Ringleben, all of Dunmore, as well as several nieces, nephews, and godchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother William Baron in 2021. The funeral will be Friday at 1PM at the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc. 318 East Drinker Street in Dunmore. Friends may visit from 11AM until the time of service. Inurnment will follow the service in St. Mary’s Parish Cemetery in the Minooka Section of Scranton. To to the family or in memory of Barbara A. Garvey, please

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Patricia M. Mazzei

Apr 20, 1951 - Feb 20, 2024

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Scranton, PA

Patricia M. Mazzei, of West Scranton, died Tuesday, February 20, 2024. Her husband of 28 years is Alan Mazzei.Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late John V. and Helen Kobeski Mattes. A graduate of Scranton Central High School, she earned her bachelor’s degree from Penn State University. Prior to her retirement, she was employed as a speech language pathologist for the Northeastern Educational Intermediate Unit and at Friendship House. She was also an instructor of English as a Second Language at Lackawanna College and Marywood University. Most recently, Pat was a standardized patient at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine.For many years, Pat was a member of and president of the Lupus Foundation of America, Northeast PA Chapter. She was currently a member of the Critical Incident Stress Management Team of NEPA, along with being a member and two-time president of the Rotary Club of North Scranton where Pat epitomized Rotary’s motto of “Service above Self.”Pat’s family would like to extend a special thank you to the doctors and nurses at Regional Hospital of Scranton; nurses and therapists at AccentCare Home Health; nurses, therapists and aides at Allied Services Rehabilitation Hospital and staff at Allied Hospice.Pat loved life and she loved to travel anywhere, anytime. She also loved her family, all of whom were her pride and joy. Her radiant smile and sparkling personality lit up every room she entered. During the past year, as Pat’s health declined, she retained her sunny disposition and never complained. Surviving are three sons Richard J. Shahum and wife Amelia, Redondo Beach, California; Dr. Gregory Shahum and wife Dr. Andrea, St. Paul, Minnesota; Brian Shahum and wife April, Portland, Oregon; step-daughter Melanie D’Avanzo and husband Michael, Bath, PA; step-son Michael Mazzei, Scranton; grandchildren Aliya Shahum, Aidan D’Avanzo and Joel Docze Shahum; sister Barbara Mattes; brother John V. Mattes Jr.; nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear friends.In addition to her parents, Pat was predeceased by her first husband Richard A. Shahum.A blessing service will be held Saturday at 12 noon in the Solfanelli-Fiorillo Funeral Home Inc., 1030 N. Main Ave., Scranton. Friends and family may pay their respects Saturday in the funeral home from 10 am until 12 noon.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen and St. Francis Commons, 500 Penn Ave., Scranton, PA 18503, or to donors’ favorite charity.

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Barbara A. Garvey

Aug 14, 1958 - Feb 17, 2024

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Scranton, PA

Barbara A. Garvey, 65, Dunmore, died Saturday at Allied Services Hospice Center in Scranton surrounded by family. She was the wife of the late Thomas E. Garvey who died June 10, 2022. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Margaret Masters Baron, was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School and earned a Cosmetology degree from Empire Beauty School in Scranton. Barb was a kindhearted person who dedicated her life to caring for her family and loved ones, always putting others before herself. Her greatest joys in life were spending time with family and being a Mimi to her three granddaughters. Surviving are daughters, Courtney Garvey, Shannon Garvey, and Katie Garvey and her partner Danny Ringleben, all of Dunmore, three brothers, Joseph Baron, Throop, Christoher Baron and wife Susan, Vandling, and Robert Baron and wife Lisa, Phillipsburg, NJ, three granddaughters, Brooklyn Layre, Isla Ringleben, and Vera Ringleben, all of Dunmore, as well as several nieces, nephews, and godchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother William Baron in 2021. The funeral will be Friday at 1PM at the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc. 318 East Drinker Street in Dunmore. Friends may visit from 11AM until the time of service. Inurnment will follow the service in St. Mary’s Parish Cemetery in the Minooka Section of Scranton. To to the family or in memory of Barbara A. Garvey, please

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