Obituaries

Mary Vince
B: 1921-05-07
D: 2018-12-10
View Details
Vince, Mary
Todd Hartman
B: 1965-07-22
D: 2018-12-07
View Details
Hartman, Todd
Daniel Sheerin
B: 1954-09-09
D: 2018-12-03
View Details
Sheerin, Daniel
Gladys Skiscim
B: 1927-06-27
D: 2018-12-01
View Details
Skiscim, Gladys
Richard Peters
B: 1953-10-20
D: 2018-11-30
View Details
Peters, Richard
Elizabeth Timms
B: 1927-07-17
D: 2018-11-19
View Details
Timms, Elizabeth
Lorraine Marsala
B: 1930-08-24
D: 2018-11-18
View Details
Marsala, Lorraine
James Vezendi
B: 1946-05-15
D: 2018-11-17
View Details
Vezendi, James
Alice Kane
B: 1932-02-04
D: 2018-11-13
View Details
Kane, Alice
Jean Allen
B: 1942-02-21
D: 2018-11-07
View Details
Allen, Jean
Kim Boose
B: 1956-08-11
D: 2018-11-03
View Details
Boose, Kim
Martin Golob
D: 2018-11-02
View Details
Golob, Martin
Bertha Oleski
B: 1924-05-28
D: 2018-10-31
View Details
Oleski, Bertha
Frances Hellenberg
B: 1929-09-27
D: 2018-10-24
View Details
Hellenberg, Frances
David Simens
B: 1947-09-27
D: 2018-10-20
View Details
Simens, David
Stephen Kaminski
B: 1944-01-29
D: 2018-10-15
View Details
Kaminski, Stephen
Alice Dowdell
B: 1925-03-13
D: 2018-10-15
View Details
Dowdell, Alice
Angela Pettinato Coviello
B: 1919-01-11
D: 2018-10-06
View Details
Pettinato Coviello, Angela
Lois Fritz
B: 1928-07-23
D: 2018-10-03
View Details
Fritz, Lois
Roberta Shoemaker
B: 1941-12-05
D: 2018-09-21
View Details
Shoemaker, Roberta
Frederick Buttner
B: 1931-12-16
D: 2018-09-19
View Details
Buttner, Frederick

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
436 Cedar Avenue
Scranton, PA 18505
Phone: (570) 343-2212
Fax: (570) 961-2326

Immediate Need

If you have immediate need of our services, we're available for you 24 hours a day.

Obituaries & Tributes

It is not always possible to pay respects in person, so we hope that this small token will help.

Order Flowers

Offer a gift of comfort and beauty to a family suffering from loss.

Pre-Arrangement

A gift to your family, sparing them hard decisions at an emotional time.

The Nature and Purpose of Grief

Someone once said, "Grief is reaching out for someone who's always been there, only to find when you need them the most, one last time, they're gone." We think there is a lot of truth in those words.

The death of a loved one is life's most painful event. People's reactions to death remain one of society's least understood and most "off-limits" topics for discussion. Oftentimes, grievers feel totally alone in dealing with their pain, loneliness, and isolation.

Grief is a natural emotion that follows death of someone dear to you; and to one degree or another, it hurts. It is like an open wound which must heal.

At times, it can seem as if this healing will never happen. But, sometimes the healing process can take much less time than we have been led to believe. Grieving is purely an individual experience.

But It Does Have a Purpose

The ultimate goal of grief and mourning is to take you beyond your initial reactions to the loss. The therapeutic purpose of grief and mourning is to get you to the place where you can live with the loss in a healthy way. To do this, you have to make some necessary changes in your life, including:

1. Changing your relationship with your loved one—recognizing he or she is now gone and developing new ways of relating to him or her. Take comfort in knowing your relationship will continue - it will just be different.

2. Developing a new sense of yourself to reflect the many changes that occurred when you lost your loved one.

3. Taking on physically and mentally healthy new ways of being in the world without your loved one.

4. Finding new people, objects or pursuits in which to put the emotional investment that you once placed in your relationship with the deceased.

The bottom line of this active work of grief and mourning is to help you recognize that your loved one is gone. Then you must make the necessary internal, psychological changes, as well as the necessary external, social changes, to accommodate this reality. And it all takes time.

If you would like additional grief support, please call us. We are here to help you through all the moments after loss.