• Carbondale,  Simpson

    Basil Sumple

      Basil “Bill” Sumple, age 94, of Hampden Township, died on March 30, 2020. Born in Simpson, Pennsylvania, son of Samuel and Anna (Hawaka) Sumple, he was a 1943 graduate of Fell High School. He proudly served as a Marine in the Pacific Theater during WWII. A barber for 40 years, his customers at his Main Street shop knew it was “Bill’s for the Best,” a warm and friendly place of comradery which created many enduring friendships.  An accomplished baseball player in his youth, Bill was an avid sports fan his entire life. As a talented tenor, he was a…

  • Carbondale,  Simpson

    Robert Sidlosky

    Robert Sidlosky, 84, of Carbondale and formerly of Simpson died Saturday. His wife is the former Joyce Hatton. Born in Simpson, he was the son of the late Stanley and Mary Wenerinovich Sidlosky. He was educated in Fell Township Schools and was Army veteran and a member of St. Basil’s Russian Orthodox Church, Simpson. Robert retired from Doyle & Roth Manufacturing, Simpson. He is also survived by a niece, Patricia. He was preceded in death by a sister, Dolores Tabor. Private graveside service will be conducted in St. Basil’s Cemetery, Simpson. Arrangements by the Joseph W Scotchlas Funeral Home, Inc.,…

  • Carbondale,  Simpson

    Valentine M Tomsky

    Valentine M. Tomsky, 91, of Palm Harbor, FL died Thursday at Empath Hospice. His wife, the former Stella Campolo, died in 2014. Born in Simpson, he was the son of the late John and Celia Kusiniska Tomcikosky. He attended Fell Township School and was a Navy veteran serving on the USS Dyess. Val operated his own bakery in Ridgewood, NY. Additionally, he was employed by several hotels in Monticello, New York and local summer camps until his retirement 25 years ago. He was a member of St Michael’s Church/ St Rose Parish, Simpson. Val was an avid Yankee fan and…

  • Carbondale,  Simpson

    Paul J Verkitus

    Paul J. Verkitus, 33, of Archbald passed away on Tuesday at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, after a short illness. He was the son of Suzanne Golden Verkitus and Peter Verkitus, Archbald. Paul worked hard as an employee of Leeward Construction. His co-workers would often tease him about his extra-large hands and feet, but they were no comparison to his big loving heart. Paul loved riding his quad up the country and his many hours target shooting. He cherished his visits to the Jessup Sidebar, where he made many wonderful friends. Paul’s passing will leave a huge void on his family…

  • Carbondale,  Simpson

    Leo F Skorupa

    Leo Frank Skorupa, formerly of Simpson, PA., died Tuesday afternoon after a brief illness.  Born in Simpson, November 2, 1927, Leo was the son of the late John and Katarzyna Pokora Skorupa, he was one of nine children.  He is the husband of Jean Caviston Smugeresky Skorupa and the late Mary Magdalene,”Maggie”, Franks Skorupa who passed in 1997. Leo graduated from Fell Township School District in 1945.  Upon graduation, he joined the U.S. Army and later attended G.I. School. Through his life he was an employee of Banner Shoes in Honesdale, his brother’s  establishment, “Chet’s Bar” in Jermyn and Telephone…

  • Carbondale,  Simpson

    Emily A. Bebla, R.N. ((Kost))

    Emily A. Bebla, R.N., 78 of Vandling died Monday at home. She was the wife of Andrew Bebla, Jr. The couple had been married for over 56 years. Born in Richmondale, she was the daughter of the late Nicholas and Anna Koslowsky Kost. She was a graduate of Fell High School, Simpson and the Scranton Sate Hospital School of Nursing. Throughout her career Emily had work at Mt. Saini Hospital, New York, Carbondale General Hospital and retired as a nursing supervisor at Marian Community Hospital, Carbondale. She was a member of St. John’s Byzantine Catholic Church, Forest City. She enjoyed…

  • Carbondale,  Simpson

    Walter J Hydash

      Walter J. Hydash, 71, of Dickson City died Wednesday at Geisinger CMC, Scranton. His wife is the former, Anna Sneider.  Walter is also survived by seven children, ten  grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Arrangements by Oliver Shifler & Scotchlas Funeral Home, Inc. , Carbondale. Condolences: www.shiflerfuneralhome.com

  • Carbondale,  Simpson

    Timothy A. Wentovich

    Timothy A. Wentovich, 61, of Simpson died Monday at Creekside Nursing Center, Carbondale, after a long battle with cancer. Born in Carbondale, he is the son of the late Peter And Joyce McEwan Wentovich. Tim was a graduate of Carbondale Area School District, class of 1977. He had been employed for 31 years by Doyle & Roth Manufacturing, Simpson. He was the president of United Steel Workers Union Local 5652-01, Simpson. Tim enjoyed gardening, fishing and listening to music from the ‘70’s and ‘80’s. He is survived by three brothers, Larry and wife Sandy Wentovich, Gouldsboro, Peter and wife Janet…

  • Carbondale,  Simpson

    Ambrose A Wilk

    Ambrose “Philly” Wilk, 88, of Vandling and formerly of Simpson died Friday at the Forest City Nursing Home. His wife, the former Helen M. Tomcykoski, died in 1988. Born in Simpson, he was the son of the late Joseph and Helen Voinski Wilk. He was a graduate of Fell High School, class of 1948 and served in the Army during the Korean War. In his earlier years, Philly had been employed as a waiter in the Catskill Mountain hotels in New York.  Then he worked as a bricklayer and retired from the local union. He was a member of St.…

  • Carbondale,  Simpson

    Thomas E. Arthur

    Thomas E. Arthur, 82, of Whites Crossing, Carbondale, died Sunday at the Forest City Nursing Home. His wife of over 43 years is the former, Norma Phillips. Born in Whites Crossing, he was the son of the late George and Anna Novak Arthur. Tom was a graduate of Fell High School, Simpson and a member of St. Rose Parish, Carbondale.  He retired as a shipping and receiving clerk for Hendrick Manufacturing Co., Carbondale. Two of Tom’s favorite hobbies were attending fairs and playing his banjo. Thomas is also survived by a brother, David Arthur, Vandling, nieces and nephews including a…

  • Carbondale,  Simpson

    Beverly C. Bilinsky ((Stroud))

    Beverly C. Bilinsky, 69, passed away unexpectedly at home on Tuesday. She was the widow of Robert K. Bilinsky, who passed in 2018. Born in N. Little Rock Arkansas, she is the daughter of Verdie Pruitt Stroud, Jacksonville, Ar.. and the late Olen Stroud. Beverly was a graduate of N. Little Rock High School. While her primary calling was to be a homemaker and care for her family she held many part time jobs along the way. For many years she was manager of Curves, Carbondale and most recently a pharmacy associate at Wal-Mart, Dickson City. Her favorite hobbies were…

  • Carbondale,  Simpson

    Charles H. Horton

      Charles H. Horton, a lifelong resident of Clifford Township, son of the late William J. Horton and J. Pauline Prudish, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday at Geisinger CMC, surrounded by his family. Charles is survived by his wife, the former Joan Gibbon, son, William and wife Hilda Horton, daughters, Paula and husband Jeff Fearn and Alane and husband Bill Smith, granddaughter, Hannah Horton ,sister, Jane Strickland and many cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by sisters, Ruth M. Dukerich and Johanna E. Flynn. Charles was a graduate of Harford High School and was a self-employed dairy…

  • Carbondale,  Simpson

    Mary E. O’Millian ((Moylan))

    Mary E. O’Millian, 91, formerly of Carbondale died Wednesday evening at the Wayne Woodlands Manor, Waymart. She was the widow of Joseph P. O’Millian, Sr., who died in 2003. Born in Carbondale, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Sally Mannion Moylan. She was a graduate class of 1946, of Benjamin Franklin High School, Carbondale. Mary had been employed for 25 years in nursing at the Carbondale Nursing Home. She was a member of St. Rose of Lima Parish, Carbondale and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Disabled American Veterans.     Mary enjoyed playing the lottery. The family would like…

  • Carbondale,  Simpson

    Michael R. Kresock

      Michael R. Kresock, 81, of Simpson died Sunday at Allied Services Skilled Nursing Facility, Scranton. Mike was born on January 3, 1939, the son of the late John and Mary Dzurine Kresock. He was the last of five boys born to the Kresock’s. He was also the last to follow them in death. They were John, Joseph, Frank and Stephen. He attended Simpson schools and graduated from Fell High School in 1956.   He graduated with an associate degree in Accounting from Lackawanna Junior College in 1959.. He was hired by Hendrick Manufacturing, Carbondale, on September 1, 1959. He retired…

  • Carbondale,  Simpson

    Veronica A Tarchack ((Paul))

    Veronica A. Tarchack, 89, of Carbondale died Tuesday after a brief stay at Allied Services Hospice Center in Scranton. She was the widow of Edward A. Tarchack, who died in 2016. The couple was married for 64 years. Born in Wilkes-Barre, she was the daughter of the late Jacob and Cecelia Paul Hudock. She attended the Wilkes-Barre Area School District, and was employed at Wiseburg’s Dress, Carbondale and Sam Gillott Dress. Veronica loved working in her garden, always planting beautiful flowers and vegetables. She was a great cook and baker, famous for her pineapple squares and chocolate chip cake bars,…

  • Carbondale,  Simpson

    Jennifer Lynn Korner ((Cure))

    Jennifer Lynn Korner, 41, of Carbondale died Friday from injuries after being struck with an automobile. Born in Carbondale, she was the daughter of Mary Louise Dottle, Carbondale and the late John Cure. Jennifer had been employed as a manager of Arby’s Restaurant, Eynon.   She was an outstanding mother who loved her children and worked hard to make ends meet. She was a loving daughter, sister and aunt who will be deeply missed.   Jennifer is survived by her four children, Gavin Cure, Piper, Riley and Paris Arthur, all at home. A sister Mary Jane Cure and husband Thomas…

  • Carbondale,  Simpson

    Dorothy Bowan ((Huncharek))

    Dorothy Bowan, 89, of Simpson died Friday at home. She was the widow of Paul Bowan, who died in 1997.. Born in Simpson, she was the daughter of the late Nicholas and Julia Huncharek. She was a graduate of Fell High School, Simpson. She spent the majority of her life employed as a machine operator in the garment industry. Dorothy was a member of St. Basil’s Russian Orthodox Church, Simpson. Dorothy enjoyed cooking, along with knitting and crochet work. Dorothy knitted hundreds of afghan blankets throughout her life, which she would then donate to veterans at the Gino Merli Veteran’s…

  • Carbondale,  Simpson

    Irene Suchniak ((Selemba))

      Irene Suchniak, 89, of Carbondale died Friday at Creekside Nursing Home, Carbondale. She was the widow of Metro Suchniak, who passed away in 2001. Born 1930 in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Mary & Harry Selemba. She was a member of St. Basil’s Russian Orthodox Church, Simpson. Irene had been a longtime employee in the garment industry and a member of the ILGWU garment workers union. She was also involved in the Square Club which gave her many great travel experiences. Irene is survived by two sons, David Suchniak and wife Patricia, Myrtle Beach, SC and…