FALLS — Leonard H. Dixon, 64, of Falls, died suddenly on March 14, 2014. He had family in Avoca. Services were held at the convenience of the family with arrangements by the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home Inc., 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock.
EXETER — Nell Socash, 86, of Exeter, passed away peacefully on March 15, 2014, at the home of her son, Kenneth, after a brief battle with cancer. Funeral services were held March 19 from Bednarski Funeral Home, 168 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Cecilia Church of St. Barbara Parish, Exeter.
DUPONT — Jacqueline N. Clifford, 52, of Dupont, passed away peacefully in her sleep following a lengthy illness on March 15, 2014, at her home. Funeral services were held March 19 from Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea, with a Mass of Christian Burial in Queen of the Apostles Parish Church, Hawthorne Street, Avoca.
DALLAS — Marshall “Mike” W. Warman, 62, of Dallas, passed away March 15, 2014, at his home with his loving wife by his side. He had family in Wyoming. Funeral service was held March 19 from Williams-Hagen Funeral Home Inc., 114 W. Main St., Plymouth.
WEST WYOMING — Irene Banko Kopetchne, 90, of West Wyoming, passed away March 6, 2014, at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Private funeral services were held from the Bednarski Funeral Home, 168 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming.
PITTSTON — William DeAlba, of Pittston, passed away March 17, 2014, at Wesley Village Nursing Home, Pittston. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated March 19 in St. Joseph Marello Parish, William Street, Pittston, with arrangements by Graziano Funeral Home Inc., Pittston Township.
WEST WYOMING — Frank “Skip” Skibinski, 79, of West Wyoming, passed away March 16, 2014, at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Elizabeth “Sister” Holub Skibinski. Funeral services were held March 20 from Bednarski Funeral Home, 168 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, with a Mass of Christian Burial in Immaculate Conception Church of Corpus Christi Parish, West Pittston.
AVOCA — Elizabeth “Betty” Ann Winslow, 90, of Avoca, passed away March 17, 2014, at the Commonwealth Hospice of NEPA, Scranton. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated March 20 in Queen of the Apostles Parish, 715 Hawthorne St., Avoca, with arrangements by Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea.
MANSFIELD — Marilyn “JoAnn” McCabe, Mansfield, passed away on March 18, 2014. She had family in West Pittston. Calling hours and a funeral service were held March 20 from Wilston Funeral Home, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield.
PLAINS TWP. — On March 18, 2014, God called our beloved wife, mother and grandmother, Helen Wolczyk, to join him in heaven. She had family in Laflin. Funeral was held March 21 from the Corcoran Funeral Home Inc., 20 S. Main St., Plains Township, with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Benedict’s Church, 155 Austin Ave.,Wilkes-Barre.
FORDS, N.J. — Richard P. Melvin Sr., 77, of Fords, N.J., passed away March 16, 2014, at St. Peter’s University Hospital in New Brunswick, N.J. He was born in Avoca. A gathering for friends was held March 21 at The Crabiel Home for Funerals, 170 N. Main St. at Riva Ave., Milltown, with a memorial Mass in Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church, 233 N. Main St., Milltown.
SUSCON — Robert P. Jackson II, 70, of Suscon, died at his home on March 18, 2014. Funeral services were held March 21 from Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea, with a Mass of Christian Burial in Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Lackawanna Avenue, Dupont.
PITTSTON — Marilyn Murphy, 80, of Pittston, passed away March 18, 2014, in Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre, surrounded by her family. Funeral services were held March 22 from the Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 251 William St., Pittston, with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. John the Evangelist Church, 35 William St., Pittston.
PITTSTON — Sarah (Maira) Baccanari, 91, of Pittston passed away peacefully on March 18, 2014, at Celtic Hospice Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre, surrounded by her loving family. A memorial service to celebrate her life was held March 22 in St. Joseph Marello Parish Church, 237 William St., Pittston, with arrangements by Keisinger Funeral Services Inc.
WYOMING — Emily G. Dempsey, 80, formerly of Wyoming, died March 13, 2014, at Manor Care Health Services of Kingston. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family from the Metcalfe-Shaver-Kopcza Funeral Home Inc., 504 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Dr. Joseph (Malarkey) Zarlengo, of West Palm Beach, Fla., died untimely on Feb. 12, 2014, in Good Samaritan Hospital, Florida. He graduated from Wyoming Area High School and had family from Harding. Memorial service was held March 22 from Mamary-Durkin Funeral Service, 59 Parrish St., Wilkes-Barre.
KINGSTON — Margaret Doris (Newton) Davies, 92, of Kingston, passed away on March 19, 2014, at Wesley Village in Pittston. She was born in Pittston. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Hugh B. Hughes & Son Inc. Funeral Home, 1044 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort. Friends may call from 9:30 until the time of the service.