Remembering Robert Ruddy, Jr.

Robert Ruddy, Jr.
February 27, 2022

Robert F. Ruddy, Jr., 71, of Dunmore, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by love on Sun. Feb. 27, 2022 only 100 days after being diagnosed with cancer. He was born in Scranton on April 11, 1950 to the late Robert and Betty Jenkins Ruddy of Scranton.

He is survived by his loving wife Mary Lynn, who Bob married in 1974. She brought him to Dunmore and that is where he lived for the next 47 years. He was known as the Ruddy that married a Ruddy. He made many friends and began to love the people of Dunmore, although North Scranton, where he grew up, always had his heart.

Bob graduated from Scranton Tech. in 1968. He was enlisted in the US Navy from 1968-1972 and was a proud veteran of the Vietnam War, where he was awarded numerous citations and medals. He served in the Vietnam War on the USS St. Francis River and the USS JFK air craft carrier as a radar specialist.

After his enlistment he attended and graduated from the Univ. of Scranton. Bob’s career began in 1972 at Tobyhanna Army Depot and in 1974 he transferred to the US Postal Service beginning as a mail carrier and ending his career after 38 years as a postmaster.

He could be found every Friday night with his friend/ brother-in-law Wally Evans at the Dunmore Bucks football games filming for Coach Henzes, for more than 30 years. He spent countless hours compiling footage for the highlight tapes, a job he loved. He was affiliated With the Friends of the Bucks for over 30 years. He was also involved with the Dunmore Oilers football program, where he had coached for a number of years.

He was a member of the American Legion and a lifetime member of VFW Post 25 Scranton.

His greatest accomplishment besides his children was the house he built with his wife and children at Lake Sheridan. It was a labor of love, where many good moments were lived, good memories made and good parties were had.

Bob was a master carpenter, electrician, plumber, “a jack of all trades”. He constantly worked on his children’s houses and his apartments with his wife by his side. His children called him often when they had a problem and they knew they could always count on their Dad. He would always say that on his tombstone he wanted “What Will They All Do Now?’ And we now wonder, “What Will We All Do Now?”

Bob had 4 children that he loved dearly. Kerri Lynn Ruddy Archer (husband Vinnie), Bobby, Brian(wife Kasie), Billy (wife Molly). His children blessed him with 10 grandchildren, Vivienne, Ivy, James, Sylvia Archer, Liam, Claire, Chloe, Maggie, Patrick Ruddy and Liam Harrington all of Dunmore and 2 step grandchildren Kyle and Haley Archer, Scranton. He is also survived by a sister Sharon Beckage (husband Frank), Melbourne Fla. a brother Stephen, Scranton and numerous nieces and nephews. He was also. blessed to have The Ruddy Family (the in laws) of Dunmore, which were always there with love and support.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters Patty Ruddy Roman and Betty Ruddy Reindenbach; brother Paul; niece Megan Ruddy; and nephew Bobby Roman.

The funeral will be Friday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc. 318 East Drinker Street in Dunmore with Mass of Christian Burial at 10AM in St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church in Dunmore. Interment will take place in Dunmore Cemetery.

Friends may call Thursday from 4PM-7PM. To send the family an online condolence, visit http://www.DunmoreFuneralHome.com

Remembering Marion Mallas Golay

Marion Mallas Golay
Feb. 20, 2022

Marion Mallas Golay, 86, a lifelong resident of Dunmore, died Sunday morning in Linwood Nursing & Rehab in Scranton. She was the wife of the late George Mallas Jr. who died in 1970 and the late John Golay in 1999. 

Born and raised in Dunmore, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Mary Carey Derrig. Marion was a graduate of Dunmore High School and a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Dunmore. Prior to retirement she was employed at Specialty Records/ WEA Manufacturing.

Marion was extremely proud of her Irish heritage and was a kind, generous, and sweet woman who always put her family and friend’s needs before herself. She had a tremendous love of animals, especially her cats and dogs over the years. She was an avid fan of Dunmore Football and prior to her illness would attend nearly every game. Her greatest joy came when spending time with family during holidays and gatherings. She looked forward to these times as she would prepare food and gifts. She truly cherished these moments.

Her family wishes to thank the nurses and staff at Hospice of the Sacred Heart for the compassion as well as Jerry and staff at In Home Personal Care for all the years of wonderful care.

Surviving is her son, George M. Mallas and his wife Mary, Roaring Brook Twp., a granddaughter which was her pride and joy, Devan Mallas and her companion Brenden Wahl, Old Forge, her twin sister, Katherine “Kay” Farris, Dunmore, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. 

She was also preceded in death by an infant daughter Mary Alice Mallas, a brother Patrick Derrig and two sisters, Alice Gregorski and Joan Froese.

The funeral will be Friday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc. 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore with Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00am at St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church, Chestnut Street in Dunmore.

Interment, St. Catherine’s Cemetery in Moscow.

Friends may call on Thursday from 5-7pm at the funeral home.  

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 or Griffin Pond Animal Shelter 967 Griffin Pond Road Clarks Summit, PA 18411.

To offer a condolence, visit www.DunmoreFuneralHome.com

Remembering Frank Brozzetti

Frank Brozzetti
January 31, 2022

Frank Brozzetti, 73, of Naples, FL and Dunmore, PA, passed away peacefully with his wife by his side Monday at Frances Georgeson Hospice House at Avon in Naples, FL.  He is survived by his wife, the former, Gloria Kropiewnicki.   The couple would have celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary on August 15th.  

Born in Scranton, son of the late Hugo and Joanne Gillette Brozzetti, Frank was a member of SS. Anthony & Rocco Parish in Dunmore. He was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School where he met the love of his life Gloria and then furthered his education by obtaining a degree in accounting from Lackawanna Junior College in Scranton. Frank served honorably in the U.S. Navy as a Seabee during the Vietnam War.

He began a career which became his lifelong passion with his father in running Hugo Amusements and Cigarette Vending and then later ownership of Hugo Amusements LLC along with his sons Frank Jr. and Michael. He also co-owned H&J Vending with his brother-in-law Jim Frye.

Frank was an avid golfer ever since the day his father-in-law Adolph “Dingy” Kropiewnicki put his first club in his hands and thus went on to become an senior and honorary member of Elmhurst Country Club where he won multiple Twilight League Championships with his dear friend John Wasco and Scratch League Champion with his dear friend Tom Powell. He was also a member since 2001 and 3-time Club Champion of Forest Glen Country Club in Naples. In addition to golf, other sports he enjoyed watching the Oakland Raiders and Philadelphia 76ers.

Frank will be most remembered by his family and friends as generous, humble, hardworking man who loved life while being humorous.  In addition he was viewed as a confident honest straight shooter.  He was well liked by everyone whom he came in contact with both in Pennsylvania and Florida as he had an engaging personality. His advice was respected both personally and professionally as he was hands on and helped many with different business ventures. But most of all he will be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather who put his family above all else.

Also surviving in addition to his wife Gloria are his two sons, Frank Jr. and his wife Theresa, Scranton and Michael and his wife Lindsay, Moscow along with his greatest joys, his grandchildren, Vivian Marie and Emilio Michael Brozzetti, as well as a sister, Louise Frye and her husband James, Moosic and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

His family wishes to thank the staff of Physicians Regional Medical Center Hospital Cardiac Care in Naples on Pine Ridge Road as well his Emergency Room Dr. Hans Cao, his oncologist Dr. Steven Newmann, and his cardiac physician Dr. Ryan Houk and group as well as the nurses and staff at hospice for all the care and compassion shown to Frank and the family during this difficult time.

The funeral will be Friday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home Inc. 318 East Drinker Street in Dunmore with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30AM in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Smith Street, Dunmore. Interment to follow in the Cathedral Cemetery.

Friends and family may call on Thursday evening from 4-8PM. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Frank’s name to the Boys and Girls Club of Northeastern Pennsylvania 609 Ash Street Scranton 18510.

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