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.   

Arrangements entrusted to the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc. To offer an online condolence visit

Remembering Gregory James Malcolm

Gregory James Malcolm
July 18, 2021

Gregory James Malcolm, 69, Scranton, died Sunday at home.

Born in Scranton, son of the late James and Romaine White Malcolm, he was a graduate of Scranton Central High School, and in 1975, he and his father were the first son-to-father kidney transplant in the United States, performed at Hahnemann Hospital in Philadelphia.  He was a talented musician with a passion for playing the bass guitar and also loved fishing, camping, and the outdoors.

Surviving is his son Gregory, grandson Matthew Malcolm, and former wife Patricia Tur Malcolm, all of Dunmore; and cousins Kevin Locker, Keith Locker, Bobbi Ann Locker, Ann Marie Locker, Tommy Sokso, and Patti White.

Contributions in Greg’s memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association at

Arrangements are private through the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc., Dunmore.

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Remembering Shawn Farnham

Shawn Michael Farnham
July 7, 2021

Shawn Michael Farnham, 49, of Archbald, died unexpectedly Wednesday, July 7th.  He is survived by his wife, the former Rose Hebden.  The couple would have celebrated their 24th wedding anniversary in September.  He will be forever missed by his wife.

Born in Scranton, son of the late Howard “Bones” and Helen Baker Farnham, he was a graduate of Lackawanna Trail High School.  A true farmer, Shawn enjoyed fixing and restoring tractors and had a great passion for Harley Davidson motorcycles.  He also was that person that you can call when you needed anything, he would lend anyone a hand.     

He is also survived by his Cane Corso, Maya; sisters, Sally Rieg, Melody Rought, Jean Temple, and Judy Fisher, as well as nieces and nephews.  

He was preceded in death by his sister, Connie Stern and his long-time canine companion, Dozer.

A blessing service will be Monday evening at 7:00 p.m. at the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore.

Family and friends may call Monday evening from 4:00 p.m. until the time of the service. 

Internment to be held at the convenience of the family in Dunmore Cemetery.    

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