Remembering Patricia B. Simrell

Patricia B. Simrell
October 24, 2021

Patricia B. Simrell, 84, Moosic, died Sunday at Allied Services Hospice Center,

She was preceded in death by her husband John E. “Jack” B. Simrell on October 15, 2012.

Born in Scranton she was the daughter of the late Edward and Helen Beckman.

She was a graduate of South Scranton Catholic High School and prior to retirement was employed for many years by Fidelity Bank, Dunmore.

She was a member of Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Church at St. Paul of the Cross Parish, South Scranton and enjoyed the winters spent in Florida with her late husband.

In addition to getting together daily with her friends and fellow board of directors members, Mary Ellen Occhipinti, Karen Horger an Marie Brominski  for information sharing she also enjoyed baking ,trips to casinos and especially Las Vegas and socializing with friends at Arcaro & Genell’s  Restaurant.

Pat’s family wishes to offer a sincere thank you to Dr. Ken Sebastianelli and the staff at Allied Services Hospice for all their compassionate care.

Surviving is a son Jack and his wife Cindy, Moosic, brothers-in-law,Joseph Simrell and his wife, JoAnn, Gerald Simrell and his wife Cathy and William Williams and sisters-in-law, Ann Burke, Helen and Mary Ann Simrell and nieces, nephews and cousins.

The funeral will be Thursday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home Inc. 318 East Drinker St., Dunmore with mass of Christian burial to be celebrated at 9:30 A.M. in Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Church at St. Paul of the Cross Parish 1221 Prospect Ave., Scranton. Interment in Cathedral  Cemetery. 

Friends may call Wednesday at the funeral home from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. 

In Lieu of flowers Preferred   memorial contributions may be made to Allied Services Hospice Center, 511 Morgan Highway, Scranton 18508.

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Remembering Stella I. Summa

Stella I. Summa
October 25, 2021

Stella I. Summa, 99, of Moscow died Saturday at Moses Taylor Hospital, Scranton.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Summa in 1988.

Born in Jermyn, daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Bednash Petrusak, she was a graduate of Jermyn High School Class of 1940, Scranton State Hospital Nursing Class of 1944, she obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing Education at College of Misericordia in 1954, and went on to obtain her Master’s Degree from Marywood in Special Education.  Prior to retirement, Stella was a teacher at NEIU 19.  

Stella was a member of SS. Anthony and Rocco Parish in Dunmore and the Scranton State Hospital Alumni Association.   She enjoyed family gatherings and traveling, especially to the Jersey Shore and going on cruises. 

She is survived by her loving and devoted daughter and caregiver with whom she resided, Ann Summa, Moscow; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great nieces, great-great nephews, and cousins. 

She was also preceded in death by brothers Frank (Samuel) Petrusak, Henry (Stanley) Petrusak, and John Petrusak.

The funeral will be Friday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore, with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 208 Smith St., Dunmore.  Interment to follow in St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Moscow. 

Family and friends may call on Thursday from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, P.O. Box 2049, 654 Ferry Road, Doylestown, PA 18901, or SS. Anthony and Rocco Parish 303 Smith St., Dunmore, 18512.  

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Remembering Joseph M. Prebish

Joseph M. Prebish
October 23, 2021

Joseph Michael Prebish, 60, Throop, died unexpectedly Saturday morning at his home. 

Born in Scranton, he was the son of Mary Jane Barlow Prebish of Dunmore and the late Joseph R. Prebish. Joe was a graduate of Dunmore High School Class of 1979. He has worked at the Dunmore Cemetery for the past 23 years, a job he loved. One of his greatest enjoyments was riding his Harley motorcycle. He will be missed by his family, friends, and co-workers.

Also surviving are his companion, Betty Vogt, a daughter, Ashley Prebish and her boyfriend William, a brother, William Prebish and his wife Phyllis, a stepson, Daniel Mecca, a grandson, Anthony Cassidy, a step granddaughter, Zoe Mecca, a niece, Kristine Siniawa, a nephew and godson, William A. Prebish, and a great niece, Adlyn Siniawa.

He was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Howard and Leona Barlow, and Paternal grandparents Steve and Anna Prebish.

A blessing service will be held Wednesday at 10AM in the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc. 318 East Drinker Street in Dunmore. Interment to immediately follow in the Dunmore Cemetery.

Family and friends may call Tuesday evening from 5pm-8pm.

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