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2015

Malishewsky, Sophie

Sredenschek, Dorothy

Peake, Philip A.

Orasin, Josephine "Sophie"

Lesjak, Olga

Statkun, Aloysius "Al"

Valentine, Anna

Tregaskis, Olive D.

Gardner, Holly B.

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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Malishewsky, Sophie  August 20, 2015 [click here to email online condolence]

Sophie Malishewsky, 81, of Simpson, died Thursday morning at Regional Hospital, Scranton. Her husband John Malishewsky died in 2000.

Born May 1, 1934, in Poland, she was the daughter of the late Theodore and Stanislawa Bartnicka Kit. She was a waitress prior to retirement. Sophie enjoyed dancing and loved being with her great granddaughter.

Surviving are a son Gary Malishewsky, Mt. Holly, NJ; a daughter Donna Rice and husband Jack, North Brunswick, NJ; 2 sisters Estele Zadzielski and Tessie Kit, grandchildren Kimberly Meheltz and husband Stan and Ian Rice and fiancee Dorothy Matthews; and a great granddaughter Sammie.

Preceded in death by 2 sisters Irene Kit and Lottie Diorio.

Memorial contributions can be made to Sophie's favorite charity Paralyzed Veterans of America.

Cremation is through the Kevin M. Lesjack Funeral Home, 513 Main Street, Forest City.

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Sredenschek, Dorothy  June 26, 2015 [click here to email online condolence]

Dorothy Sredenschek, 80 of Vandling, died Friday morning at Valley View Nursing Center, Montoursville. Her husband Paul J. Sredenschek died in 1999.

Born January 23, 1935 in Browndale, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Suponcic Tornich. She was educated in Browndale Schools and was a member of Ascension Parish, Forest City. Prior to retirement she worked in area dress factories. Dorothy was also active with the Vandling Recreation Board where she helped in the concession stand. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, going to the casino, and Days of Our Lives.

Surviving is a daughter Carol Bryer and husband Joe, Turbotville; two sons Paul J. Sredenschek, Vandling; and Jeffery Paul Sredenschek and wife Amy, Sayre; a sister Francy Nagoda, Browndale, three grandchildren, Kayla and Joseph Bryer, and Kayla Sredenschek; nieces and nephews.

Also preceded in death by two sisters Catherine Franceski and Midge Orasin.

Funeral will be Wednesday at 10 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. Joseph's Church, Forest City. Interment St. Agnes Cemetery, Forest City. Viewing on Tuesday from 5-7 pm.

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Peake, Philip A.  June 6, 2015 [click here to email online condolence]

Philip A. Peake, 63, of Uniondale, died Saturday evening at home after an illness.

Born October 31, 1951, in Hancock, NY, he was the son of the late Francis and Katheryn Milk Peake. He graduated from Delaware Valley Central School, Callicoon, NY. Prior to retirement Philip worked on the oil rigs in Wyoming. He also did bridge construction in New York, and roofing and siding jobs. He enjoyed gardening, hunting, and making homemade ice cream with the kids. Most of all he was a good neighbor who liked helping others. He will be greatly missed.

Surviving are two sons, Jason Peake, CO; Derek Peake and wife Jenna, GA; two sisters Teresa Creech and husband Thomas, Lake Ariel; Connie Moran and husband Jim, GA; three brothers Gary Peake, Long Eddy; Patrick Peake, Long Eddy; and Eddie Peake and wife Doi, NM; three grandchildren, Ryan, Dustin, and Sara; nieces and nephews.

Also preceded in death by a sister Victoria Brigham and a brother Bruce Peake.

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Orasin, Josephine "Sophie"  May 29, 2015  [click here to email online condolence]

Josephine “Sophie” Orasin, 89, of Forest City died Friday morning at Wayne Memorial Hospital, Honesdale. Her husband William Orasin died in 1987.

Born March 17, 1926, in Browndale, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Catherine Balant Zaitz. She was a member of Ascension Parish, Forest City and the Slovenian Heritage Club. Prior to retirement she and her husband were the owners of Wivey's Place, Forest City.

Surviving is a son William T. Orasin and wife Nancy, Forest City; two grandchildren, William and Lauren Orasin; a brother Frederick Zaitz and wife Mary Ann, Wappingers Falls, NY; a sister Frances Wojcik, Endicott, NY; nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by a sister Mary Zaitz and a brother Frank Zaitz.

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

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Lesjak, Olga    May 15, 2015    [click here to email online condolence]

Olga Lesjak, 89, formerly of Forest City, died Friday evening at Rocking Chair Ranch, Jonesboro, TX. Her husband William C. Lesjak died in 1994.

Born August 14, 1925 in Simpson, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Mary Wataschak Halchak. Olga graduated from Fell High School. Prior to retirement she worked for area dress factories. She was a member of St. Joseph's Church, its choir, and the Slovenian Heritage Club. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Surviving are two sons, William P. Lesjak and wife Neta, TX; Thomas J. Lesjak and wife Margaret, CO; a step-son, William C. Lesjak and wife Lorainne, Wilkes-Barre; a sister Mary Halchak; three grandchildren, Brent, Nathan, and Natalie; a great grandson, Nathan, Jr.; and several nieces and nephews.

Also preceded in death by four brothers, Jack, Joe, Walter and Mike; and a sister Stella.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday at 10:30am in St. Joseph's Church, Forest City. A viewing will be Friday 9:30am until mass time at the church. Arrangements are entrusted to the Kevin M. Lesjack Funeral Home, 513 Main Street, Forest City. Interment in St. Joseph's Cemetery.

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Statkun, Aloysius "Al"    May 14, 2015    [click here to email online condolence]

Aloysius “Al” Statkun, 83, of Forest City, died Thursday afternoon at home. His wife is the former Regina Baranowski, Clifford Twp.

Born July 18, 1931, in Simpson, he is the son of the late Benjamin and Anna Lucien Statkun. Al was a marine diesel engineer and tool maker for Erie Sand and Gravel prior to retirement. His hobbies included horse racing, raising honeybees, and working in his garden. He loved spending time with his grandchildren.

Also surviving are three children, Susan Statkun, Clifford Twp., Jennifer Vauter and husband Dick, Clifford Twp., and Stephen Statkun and wife Kelley, Uniondale; six grandchildren, Daniel, Benjamin, and Rachel Vauter and Dana, Emily, and Laura Statkun; two sisters, Jeanne Dingee, ME, and Margie Oliveri, NV; several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by a brother Edmund Statkun and sisters, Pauline Bruno and Violet Gross.

Private interment will take place in Sacred Heart Cemetery.

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Valentine, Anna    April 16, 2015    [click here to email online condolence]

Anna Valentine, formerly of Browndale, and a resident at Hunterdon Care Center, Flemington, NJ died Thursday morning. Her husband of 63 years is Earl Valentine, Flemington, NJ.

Born January 31, 1931 in Browndale, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Apalonia Gavornic Yurkovic. Anna was a member of Ascension Parish. She enjoyed cooking, baking, and crocheting. Her family was her greatest priority.

Also surviving are three children, Joseph Valentine, Mt. Carmel; Patricia Longworth, Hickory, NC, and Michael Valentine, Gillette, NJ; four grandchildren, Judy, Timothy, Allison, and Susan; 4 great grandchildren, Tyler, Andrew, Logan, and Cole; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three brothers John, Joseph, and Frank, and three sisters Mary, Josephine, and Theresa.

Funeral will be Monday 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. Agnes Cemetery, Forest City. Viewing on Sunday from 1-3 pm.

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Tregaskis, Olive D.    April 8, 2015    [click here to email online condolence]

Olive D. Tregaski, 86. of Forest City, died Wednesday at home.

Born May 29, 1928 in Carbondale, she was the daughter of the late John Albert Tregaskis and Violet Helen Husky. Prior to retirement she worked as a nurses aid at the Forest City Personal Care. She enjoyed crocheting and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Olive is survived by a son Charles Kuriger and wife Margaret, Forest City and a daughter Renee Kuriger and fiancee Elwood Staples, Olyphant, grandchildren Linda, Chuck, Joe, Rich, Kris, and Samantha, and great grandchildren Brayden, Brice, Tyler, Alex, Bryan, and Savanna.

She was preceded in death by a son Edward.

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Gardner, Holly B.    March 31, 2015    [click here to email online condolence]

Holly B. Gardner, 54, of Forest City, died Tuesday morning at home, after a very long illness.

Born November 14, 1960, in Scranton, She is the daughter of Frank H. Gardner, Forest City and the late Arlene Chernicky Gardner. She was a graduate of Forest City Regional High School and Marywood University. She was a registered nurse and worked at Marian Community Hospital, several Scranton Hospitals and at Forest City Nursing Center, before her illness. She was a member of Ascension Parish, Forest City.

Also surviving is an aunt, Beth Macpherson, Geneva, NY; several cousins and good friends John Twilly and Kevin Garm.

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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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