Ancient Order of Hibernians Observe John Mitchell Day

The Ancient Order of Hibernians Paul “Hook” O’Malley Division 4 recently conducted a memorial service and Man of the Year presentation in celebration of John Mitchell Day at Cathedral Cemetery.  Mr. Mitchell’s grave is to the left when entering the cemetery.  The memorial service included a prayer, speeches, Man of the Year presentation, and a wreath laying.  The service was performed under CDC guidelines.

Shown from left are:  James Barrett, Joseph Holland, Rob Sherry, Keith Oleski, Father Richard Fox of St. Patrick’s Parish of West Scranton, and A.O.H. President Patrick O’Malley.

Rev. Richard Fox Named “Man of the Year

man of the yearThe Paul “Hook” O’Malley Ancient Order of Hibernians Division #4 held its “Man of the Year” dinner recently at Fiorelli’s.

This year’s recipient is Rev. Richard Fox, who grew up in South Wilkes-Barre and was a parishioner at St. Aloysius Church, where his decision to become a priest originated.  He is currently the priest at St. Patrick’s Parish in Scranton.

Shown from left: John Connor, Joseph Holland, Jim Barrett, AOH President Patrick O’Malley, Man of the Year Father Richard Fox, Bernie McGurl, Jim Connor, John Maher, and Magistrate Terrence Gallagher.

Ancient Order o Hibernians Name Bernie McGurl “Man of the Year”


The Paul “Hook” O’Malley Ancient Order of Hibernians Division #4 held its “Man of the Year” dinner recently.

Bernie McGurl, the honoree for 2019, was honored for all of his contributions to the clean-up of the Lackawanna River and Lackawanna County.

Shown from left are: AOH President Patrick M. O’Malley, Maria Santomauro, Man of the Year Recipient Bernard McGurl, and past Man of the Year recipient Kevin Shaughnessy.