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2015

McMullen, Daniel T., III

Baranowski, Irene

Sandler, Marianne A.

Hunt, Jessica A.

Cordner, Sandra A.

Garrick, Lucy

Treven, John M., Jr.

Femc, Emma Rose

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McMullen, Daniel T., III    March 29, 2015    [click here to email online condolence]

Daniel T. McMullen, III, Pleasant Mount, died Sunday at home. Born March 29, 1988 in Mt. Holly, NJ, he is the son of Karen “Abby” Martino and husband Peter J. Karwowski, Jr. and Daniel T. McMullen, II and wife Stephanie. He was employed by Rockhill Heating Services, Uniondale. Dan raced 4-wheelers, motorcycles, and snowmobiles. He enjoyed skiing and snowboarding and he was an avid hunter. He loved the Jersey shore and was very handy. He could fix just about anything. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Also surviving are maternal grandparents Larry and Katie Rockhill; paternal grandmother Linda McMullen; Aunts Shelly Good and husband Todd; and Vickie McMullen; cousins Erika and James Good, Logan Hall, and David McMullen

A blessing service will be Thursday at 11 am in the Kevin M. Lesjack Funeral Home, 513 Main Street, Forest City. Viewing on Wednesday from 5 - 8pm.

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Baranowski, Irene    March 24, 2015    [click here to email online condolence]

Irene Baranowski, 84, of Clifford Twp., died Tuesday evening at Wayne Memorial Hospital, Honesdale. Her husband is Francis J. Baranowski. They were married for 59 years.

Born July 16, 1930, in Regensburg, Germany, she is the daughter of the late Georg and Elise Ipfelkofer. She was a member of Ascension Parish, Forest City and prior to retirement worked for area dress factories. Irene grew up in Germany and married her husband in 1956. She was an avid reader and enjoyed trips to the casino. She was also a talented cook and baker. Most of all, she loved spending time with her husband.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by three sisters Sofie, Elsa, and Marile.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday at 10 am in St. Joseph's Church, Hudson Street, Forest City, celebrated by Rev. Patrick Albert. Interment will take place in Sacred Heart Cemetery at a later date. Cremation is through the Kevin M. Lesjack Funeral Home, 513 Main Street, Forest City. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Ascension Parish.

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Sandler, Marianne A.    March 18, 2015    [click here to email online condolence]

Marianne A. Sandler, 89 of Forest City, died Wednesday morning at the Forest City Nursing Center. Her husband Melvin “Chick” Sandler died November 6, 1974.

Born May 27, 1925 , in Forest City, she was the daughter of the late Felix and Mary Svetlin Skrajnar. Marianne attended Forest City Schools and was a graduated of the class of 1943. She was a member of St. Joseph's Church and later Ascension Parish. She was a member of St. Anne's Lodge, KSKJ, and the American Slovenian Heritage Club. Prior to retirement, Marianne worked as a fashion model and was the showroom and office manager for Society Creations, Ltd., New York City.

She is survived by a sister Terry Gliha, CT; and several nieces and nephews.

Also preceded in death by two brothers Felix “Sparky” Skrajnar and Guy Skrajnar; and three sisters Clara Curyk, Elsie Podolski, and Dolores Kutarnia.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday at 12 noon in St. Joseph's Church, Hudson Street, Forest City, celebrated by Rev. Joseph Sitko. Interment will take place in St. Joseph's Cemetery at a later date. Cremation is through the Kevin M. Lesjack Funeral Home, 513 Main Street, Forest City.

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Hunt, Jessica A.    March 13, 2015    [click here to email online condolence]

Jessica A. Hunt, 37, of Carbondale, died Friday morning at home. Born May 15, 1977 in Carbondale, she is the daughter of Darlene Borosky Razderk, Greenfield Twp, and Gerald Raymond Hunt, Jr, Coal Twp. She was a 1995 graduate of Forest City Regional High School. Jess enjoyed hiking and the outdoors. Her children were the light of her life. She will be missed dearly.

She is survived by a son Brayden; daughter Taylor Hope; fiancee Kris Hadley; Maternal grandmother Donna Germano; nephews Jordan and Donovyn; a niece Madison; aunts, uncles, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by a sister Kimberly Hunt and maternal grandfather Anthony Borosky, Sr.

A blessing service will be Tuesday at 7 pm at the Kevin M. Lesjack Funeral Home, 513 Main Street, Forest City. Viewing on Tuesday from 5 - 7 pm.

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Cordner, Sandra A.    March 3, 2015    [click here to email online condolence]

Sandra A. Cordner, 62, of Montrose, died Tuesday evening at Commonwealth Hospice, Scranton. Her husband is Russell Cordner.

Born October 30, 1952 in Susquehanna, daughter of the late Howard and Esther Fisk Cobb. She was a graduate of Susquehanna High School and prior to retirement she worked as a Susquehanna County Corrections Officer. She loved watching the birds and squirrels in her yard and she enjoyed sewing.

Also surviving are two sons, Russell Cordner and companion Lisa Seibert, Manheim; and Jason Cordner and wife Kelly, Montrose; two brothers, Bill Cobb and wife Bonnlyn, SC; and Calvin Cobb and wife Patricia, Thompson; a sister, Sharon Cobb, Allentown, seven grandchildren, Russell, Devin, Claudia, Katarina, Eva, Rylie, and Makayla.

Funeral will by Saturday at 12 pm in the Kevin M. Lesjack Funeral Home, 513 Main Street, Forest City, with services by Pastor Phyllis Hunter of the Thompson United Methodist Church. Spring interment in Thompson Cemetery. Viewing, Saturday morning from 11 am until service time.

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Garrick, Lucy    January 16, 2015    [click here to email online condolence]

Lucy Garrick, 96, of Pleasant Mount, died Friday at Wayne Memorial Hospital, Honesdale. Her husband George Garrick died May 25, 1990.

Born March 20, 1918, she was the daughter of the late John and Sadie McCormick LeStrange. Lucy graduated from Pleasant Mount High School. She was a member of St. James Church and its Altar and Rosary Society. She was a caring, kind, and compassionate woman who took a lot of pride in her home. The caregiver to her family. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Surviving are a son George Garrick, Jr. and wife Shirley, Prompton; a daughter Margaret Garrick, Rehobeth Beach, DE; nieces and nephews.

Also preceded in death by sisters Mary Arrigan and Agnes McCormick; and brothers Hubert, Leo, and James LeStrange.

Funeral will be Wednesday at 10:00 am from the Kevin M. Lesjack Funeral Home, 513 Main Street, Forest City, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 am in St. James Church, Pleasant Mount. Interment St. James Cemetery. Viewing on Tuesday from 4-7 pm.

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Treven, John M., Jr.    January 15, 2015    [click here to email online condolence]

John M. Treven, Jr., 88, formerly of Forest City, died Thursday morning at the Balanced Care Bloomsburg Health and Rehabilitation Center. His wife Celia “Sis” Treven died in 2013. They were married for 60 years.

Born December 16, 1926 in Forest City, He was the son of the late John M. And Agnes Stare Treven. He graduated from of Forest City High School and Penn State University. Serving in the Army and Merchant Marines, he was a member of the American Legion post 524, Forest City. He was a member of Ascension Parish and an avid hunter. He belonged to the Forest City Sportsman Club, enjoyed woodworking and making beautiful furniture. Prior to retirement he worked at Bendix Corporation in Montrose, and as the PA Weights and Measures Susquehanna County Sealer. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Surviving are two sons, John Treven, III and wife Mary, Dallas; and Gary Treven and wife Denise, Bloomsburg; two sisters Mary Sopko and Claire Puchaty; four grandchildren, Stephanie, Matthew, John, and Mary Lynn; 3 great grandchildren Ayla, John, and Ella; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a sister Ann Staskavage.

Funeral will be Monday at 9:30 am from the Kevin M. Lesjack Funeral Home, 513 Main Street, Forest City, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am in St. Joseph's Church, Forest City. Interment St. Joseph's Cemetery. Viewing on Sunday from 5-7 pm.

Memorial contributions can be made in John's name to the EOS Therapeutic Riding Center, www.eostrc.org.

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Femc, Emma Rose    January 2, 2015    [click here to email online condolence]

Emma Rose Femc, 88, of Browndale, died unexpectedly Friday morning at Regional Hospital, Scranton. Her husband of 63 years is Raymond Femc.

Born in Vandling, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Emma Grum Marnich. She was a graduate of Vandling High School, class of 1944 and prior to retirement, Emma was employed at Pangee Dress Co., Vandling. She belonged to Ascension Parish, Forest City. She was a member of the Slovenian Heritage Club and the ILGWU. She loved to sing and sang on St. Joseph's Choir for many years. She also loved to dance and went on many “Polka” bus trips and attended many local dances. She loved animals and took in many strays throughout the years, including her two loving cats, Buster and Cali. Emma lived for her family and friends and will be greatly missed by all.

Also surviving are two daughters, Diane Femc, Browndale and Carol Carroll and husband Jay, Scott Twp; two sisters, Vida Laurich, Metuchen, NJ and Martha Cook, Wayne, NJ; nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by three brothers, Ignatz, Frank, and Henry Grum; and a sister Agnes Warchol.

Funeral will be Tuesday from the Kevin M. Lesjack Funeral Home, 513 Main Street, Forest City, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am in St. Joseph's Church, Forest City. Interment St. Joseph's Cemetery, Forest City. Viewing on Monday from 5-8 pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Emma's name to the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 967 Griffin Pond Rd, S. Abington Twp, PA 18411.

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