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2014

McAndrew, James P.

McAndrew, Ruth E.

Evans, Marie C.

Wolf, Carolyn Parker

Gerstel, Frances D.

Tumelavich, Michael

Glucksnis, Mary Alice

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McAndrew, James P.    February 28, 2014    [click here to email online condolence]

James P. McAndrew, 69, of Vandling, died Friday afternoon at Geisinger Community Medical Center, Scranton after a long illness. His wife, Susan Kmetz McAndrew died in 2011.

Born September 16, 1944 in New Jersey, he was the son of the late Thomas and Mary Golden McAndrew. He was named after his uncle, who served and died in France during WWI. Jim was educated at Irvington High School, Irvington, NJ. He served in Germany with the Army Signal Corp during the Vietnam War. Prior to retirement he was employed for over 20 years by Forest City Regional High School in the Maintenance Department. He was a very talented poet and singer, and was always happy to share a tune. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

He is survived by a son, Sean McAndrew, Vandling and a daughter Kelly McAndrew, Vandling. Three grandchildren, Finnegan, Max, and Shane; a brother Tom McAndrew, FL; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother Michael.

Cremation was through the Kevin M. Lesjack Funeral Home, 513 Main St., Forest City, PA 18421.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions can be made to the funeral home to assist the family with funeral expenses.

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McAndrew, Ruth E.    February 8, 2014    [click here to email online condolence]

Ruth E. McAndrew, 95, of Vandling, died Saturday evening. Her husband, Dr. Lorain A. McAndrew died in 1966.

Born April 22, 1918, in Pleasant Mount, daughter to the late Bert and Iva Stone Kennedy. Ruth was a graduate of Pleasant Mount High School and Penn State University, She was a member of the Forest City United Methodist Church. She worked as a dental hygenist in Alabama during WWII. After the war as a dietitian at Carbondale General Hospital. She was a Home Ec teacher in Pleasant Mount and a substitute teacher at Forest City Regional High School. Ruth owned and operated Lake Lorain Golf Course and was partner in the Lake Lorain Bar and Grill. She served on the Vandling Council and FCRS Board of Education. She was active in the BPW as an officer and Woman of the Year. She enjoyed helping out at her son's office in Vandling.

She was an avid golfer and bowler, playing in lacal leagues. She loved playing cards, especially Poker and Bridge with her many friends. She was a talented crafter and and avid reader. As the matriarch of the family, she loved her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with them at Bigelow Lake living up to her nickname “the Queen.”

She is survived by children, Dr. Patrick McAndrew and wife Toni; Cathy Walker and husband Paul; and John McAndrew and wife Mary Lou; a daughter-in-law, Debi Zavada; a sister Laneta Fries, 8 grandchildren, Lori Knott, Paul “PB” Walker, Ryan McAndrew, Dr. Chad Walker, Meghan McAndrew, Christopher Walker, Marhia McAndrew, and Stephanie Haggerty; 7 great grandchildren, Bridget, Cole, and John Knott, Kierra Mcandrew Scalzo, Kennedy Walker, Hayden and Preston Haggerty, several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by a son Dr. Richard McAndrew, 2 brothers, Claude Kennedy and Bert Kennedy, and 3 sisters Helen Moase, Dorothy Dorflinger, and Mary Prince.

The funeral will be Tuesday at 10:30 am from the Kevin M. Lesjack Funeral Home, 513 Main St., Forest City, with services by the Rev. Barbara Snyder, pastor of Waverly United Methodist Church. Interment Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery, Finch Hill.

Friends may call Monday from 5-8 pm.

Memorial contributions can be made in Ruth's name to the Pleasant Mount Historical Society or the Pleasant Mount Library.

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Evans, Marie C.    January 24, 2014    [click here to email online condolence]

Marie C. Evans, 57, of Forest City, died Friday morning at VNA Hospice, Scranton. Her husband is the late Donald B. Evans, Sr.

Born in July 2, 1956, daughter of the late George and Irene Newberry Owen. Prior to retirement she worked as a CNA for Holiday Manor, Scranton. She was an avid BINGO player and she loved her grandchildren. The family would like to offer special thanks to the VNA Hospice for their compassionate care.

Surviving are 4 sons: Jeremy Kilmer and Don Evans, Forest City; Chris Evans, Dallas; Scott Evans, Uniondale; a daughter Candice Brown, NJ; 4 brothers, Glen, Thomas ”Bear”, Wayne, and Kenny Owen; a sister Cheryl Freeman; and several nieces and nephews.

Cremation is through the Kevin M. Lesjack Funeral Home, Forest City. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

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Wolf, Carolyn Parker    January 9, 2014    [click here to email online condolence]

Carolyn Parker Wolf, 75, of Willow Springs, NC, died Thursday January 9, 2014 at Duke Raleigh Hospital. Her husband of 52 years is Harold Wolf.

Born in Rochester, NY to the late Franklin and Janet Cameron Parker. She was affectionately known as Posy in her childhood. Carolyn enjoyed sailing with her husband.She loved the water, nature, and animals. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Also surviving are a daughter Melanie Stephenson and husband Jason, Holly Springs, NC; a son Parker Wolf and companion Stephanie, Hayward, CA; a brother, Col. David C. Parker Ret.; two grandchildren, Cole and Parker.

Private cremation was through the Kevin M. Lesjack Funeral Home, Forest City, PA.

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Gerstel, Frances D.    January 8, 2014    [click here to email online condolence]

Frances D. Gerstel, 83, of Forest City, died Wednesday at Wayne Memorial Hospital, Honesdale. Her husband Guy died July 5, 2010. They were married on December 1, 1951.

Born November 15, 1930, daughter of the late Rudolph and Mary Zedar Kamin. She was a graduate of Forest City High School and a member of Ascension of Our Lord Parish, Forest City. She was also a member of the Forest City American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.

She is survived by two sons Gerald, CT, and Guy, Forest City; a daughter Gale Casini, MD; 3 grandsons and 2 grand daughters; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a brother Rudolph Kamin and a sister Mary Pelletreau.

The funeral was private with burial in St. Joseph's Cemetery.

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Tumelavich, Michael    January 6, 2014    [click here to email online condolence]

Michael Tumelavich, 55, of Carbondale, and formerly of Richmondale, died Monday morning at Mid Valley Hospital, Peckville.

Born September 19, 1958, son of the late Edmund and Mary Kovalik Tumelavich. He was a graduate of Carbondale Area High School and a member of St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church, Forest City. He was an avid bowler and enjoyed walking and watching movies. Michael was also a talented guitar player.

He is survived by several cousins including Michael Kopcho, Endicott, NY; Paulette Andzulis, Athens; Edmund Brezgowski, Carbondale,; James Caveston, Carbondale; Helen McFarland, CA; Charlene Best, CA, Darlene Arroyo, CA; and other cousins in NJ.

He was preceded in death by a twin brother Edward.

The funeral will be Saturday at 9:30 am from the Kevin M. Lesjack Funeral Home, 513 Main St., Forest City, with Divine Liturgy at 10 in St. John's Byzantine Catholic Church, to be celebrated by Monsignor John Sekellick, pastor. Interment, St. John's Cemetery, Richmondale.

Friends may call Friday from 4-7 pm.

Memorial contributions can be made in Michael's name to St. John's Cemetery, 313 First Avenue, Jessup, PA 18434.

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Glucksnis, Mary Alice    January 1, 2014    [click here to email online condolence]

Mary Alice Glucksnis, 66, of Jessup, died Wednesday morning in Scranton after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer. Her husband of 39 years is Donald Glucksnis.

Born August 16, 1947, daughter to the late Abe “Casey” and Lilas Muchitz Nudelman. She was a graduate of Forest City Regional High School and earned an associated degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. She was a member of Holy Cross Parish, Olyphant and a devoted client of St. Ann's Novena. Mary Alice enjoyed traveling, entertaining family and friends, and she liked to shop. She loved her family and especially her grandchildren.

The family would like to offer a sincere thank you to Dr. Martin Martino, Dr. Linda Thomas and Dr. Lisa Thomas and everyone that took extra care for Mary Alice during her illness.

Also surviving are daughters, Alison and husband Steve Lott, Olyphant; Melissa and husband Doug Man, Hoboken, NJ; and Lindsey Glucksnis, Jessup; a brother Dr. James and wife Caroline Nudelman, TX; 2 grandchildren: Gabriel and Abigail; several cousins including “Favorite Coz's” Kim and Meg Nudelman..

Funeral will be Monday at 9:30am in Holy Cross Parish, St. Patrick's Church, 200 Delaware Street, Olyphant to be celebrated by Monsignor Michael J. Delaney. Interment in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Forest City. Those attending the mass are asked to go directly to church.

Viewing on Sunday 5-8 pm at the Kevin M. Lesjack Funeral Home, 513 Main Street, Forest City.

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