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The local monthly newspaper of Dunmore, PA.

Remembering Francis L. Shoemaker

Francis L. “Gene” Shoemaker
September 15, 2020

Francis L. “Gene” Shoemaker, 95, of Dunmore, died Tuesday at Dunmore Health Care Center.  He was preceded in death by is wife, the former Reba Tamm Shoemaker, in 1998.

Born in Scranton, son of the late Charles and Leah Dadey Shoemaker, he attended Scranton Tech High School and went on to serve in the Navy during World War II.  Prior to retirement, he worked at Petersburg Silk Mill and HarperCollins.  Gene enjoyed going to the casinos as well as spending time with his dog, Sassy. 

He is survived by his son, David Shoemaker and wife, Judy, Scranton; a daughter, Marcia Shoemaker, Dunmore; grandchildren, Breanna Shoemaker, Dunmore and Paul Shoemaker and wife, Jessica, Tampa, FL; as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  

He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Charles “Chick”, Norman, Gerald, Steven, and Leslie Shoemaker.  

The family would like to thank the heroes at Dunmore Health Care Center for their care and compassion they showed towards Gene during his stay with them.  

A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family in Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst.  

Arrangements and care entrusted to Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc. 

To leave an online condolence, please visit www.DunmoreFuneralHome.com.  

Remembering Paul Dunio

Paul Dunio
September 5, 2020

Paul Dunio, 83, of Dunmore passed away Saturday at Geisinger Community Medical Center, Scranton. 

He was the son of the late Joseph and Mary Laerazio Dunio.  Before retiring, he worked for Kaplan Veal Packing and Allen Beef. 

Paul was a quiet and kind man who loved watching old movies and visits from his family. 

Surviving are his brothers Robert Dunio and wife, Sandy, Dunmore, Joseph Dunio, Dunmore, Ralph Dunio, Las Vegas, NV.  

He was preceded in death by a sister Nancy Dunio; and brothers, Eugene Dunio and Sam Dunio. 

A graveside service will be held Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Moscow.  All those attending are asked to kindly follow current safety guidelines in respect to social distancing and wearing a mask.

Arrangements and care entrusted to Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc. 

To leave an online condolence, please visit www.DunmoreFuneralHome.com.  

Remembering Harold F. Gillern

Harold F. Gillern

September 3, 2020

Harold F. Gillern, 92 1/2, Dunmore, died Thursday in Geisinger-Community Medical Center, Scranton.  He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Grace Alice Gibbons in 2014.

Born in Scranton, son of the late Harold Francis and Margaret Anderson Gillern, and stepson to the late Pauline Clarke, he was a graduate of Dunmore High School and went on to graduate from the University of Scranton with a degree in Sociology.  Prior to retirement, he had been employed as a purchasing agent with both A&P and Trane, while also bartending at Andy Gavin’s and Uncle Mike’s in the Providence section of Scranton.  He later went on to drive for Scavone’s Wholesale Florist for six years after he had retired.  Harold was a member at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish in Dunmore, and would often watch daily mass on television.  He was an avid reader, prolific artist, and history buff who enjoyed listening to the radio, affectionately known as “the wireless,” and loved to take a good nap, or as he had termed it, a “lie down.”    He and his wife were great travelers, and he truly loved hiking and walking, and exploring the old Pennsylvania Gravity Railroad with his son. 

Surviving are daughters, Marigrace Loftus and Margi Gillern, both of Dunmore; and son Tom and wife Kristen, Philadelphia; grandchildren Joseph W. Loftus and wife Juliette, New Ross, Ireland; Shane Gillern, Philadelphia; and Nora Gillern, Brooklyn; his sister Sonnie McHale, Dunmore; sister-in-law Birdie Gillern, Rochester, NY; nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by a sister, Suzanne Sullivan, and brothers Bill and Terry.

The funeral will be Wednesday with Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in the St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Church, Chestnut St., Dunmore.  Interment to follow in the parish cemetery.  There is no public viewing.  All those attending the mass are asked to go directly to the church,  and kindly follow current guidelines of wearing a mask and social distancing.

Arrangements and care provided by the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc., Dunmore.

To offer the family a condolence, please visit www.DunmoreFuneralHome.com.