Remembering Richard Armand Cola 

Richard Armand Cola
July 31, 2021

Richard Armand Cola, 66, of Gouldsboro, passed away on Saturday, July 31st, after a long illness. 

Born in Scranton, son of the late Armand and Esther Comes Cola, Rick graduated from Dunmore High School in 1972.  He was a Project Supervisor for Keystone Custom Houses and was a master tradesman.  There was nothing he couldn’t do in the construction field. 

He was a proud member of the Sons of the American Legion and an avid biker and fisherman. 

He is survived by his loving and dedicated wife and caregiver, Carol; his brother, Tom Cola and wife, Anita; nephews, Thomas (Andrea) and Paul (Nina); grandnieces, grandnephews, and cousins. 

A graveside service will be held in Lehigh Cemetery, Gouldsboro, by Rev. Richard A. Mowery at the convenience of the family.  

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

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Remebering Vita M. Forgione

Vita M. Forgione
July 16, 2021

Vita M. Forgione, 76, Dunmore, died Friday July 16th in Hospice of the Sacred Heart Inpatient Unit in Dunmore. She was the wife of the late Robert J. Forgione who died in 2009.

Born in Dunmore, she was the daughter of the late Dominick and Elizabeth Mecca Colangelo. She was a graduate of Saint Paul’s School, Dunmore High School, and the University of Scranton and had worked in Special Education at West Scranton Intermediate School. She was a former member of the Dunmore School District PTA and Booster Club, The Century Club in Scranton, and was past president of St. Joseph’s Center Auxiliary. Vita was chosen as the Scranton Times Personality of the Week in January 1998 and as Northeast Woman in July 2000. In addition, she was an advocate of educational foundation for 20 students from Italy.

Surviving is a son, James Forgione, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Vita was preceded in death by her beloved daughter Melissa Forgione and a brother Lenny Colangelo.

Funeral services are private. Inurnment will take place in Cathedral Cemetery at a future date. 

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Remembering Eileen A. Straub

Eileen A. Straub
July 18, 2021

Eileen A. Straub, 86, Dunmore, died Sunday evening at Riverside Healthcare & Rehab. Center in Taylor surrounded by her loved ones at her time of passing, her son & daughter-in-law, granddaughter (Margherita), granddaughter (Tracy) and grandson (Brandon). A wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to many that knew her.  Like her mother, she was all about family values and will truly be missed. She was the wife of the late Joseph D. Straub, Jr., who died in 2017. 

Born in Jessup, she was the daughter of the late Emilio and Celia Boezi Bruschelli. Eileen was a graduate of Dunmore High School and was a member of SS. Anthony & Rocco Parish in Dunmore.  

Surviving is a son, Joe Straub and his wife Michelle, Madison Township, a daughter, Carol Toro and her husband Tim, Clarks Summit, a sister, Vilma Valenza and her husband Sam, Dunmore, nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by a son, Richard E. Straub, Ph.D. 

A private funeral service was held for family and close friends. Interment will take place in the Dunmore Cemetery. Eileen’s family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the Hospice of the Sacred Heart for their care and compassion.   

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