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SALLY A. McGRATH
Sally A. McGrath, 77, of Pocono Summit, died Monday, September 3, 2018 in Bethlehem. She was the loving wife of Walter McGrath.
Born in Boston, Massachusetts, she was a daughter of the late Howard and Amelia (Lee) Cushing.
A proud military wife, Sally traveled the country with her husband until moving to Pocono Summit in December of 1980. She was a devoted homemaker and volunteered with many organizations She was of the Catholic faith and attended Most Holy Trinity Parish. Sally organized the thrift shop at the Tobyhanna Army Depot and was instrumental in organizing a foster care agency in Tobyhanna.
Sally is also survived by sons Charles Hobart and his wife, Becky of Blandon, Patrick McGrath and his wife, Aris of Alexandria, Virginia, Michael McGrath and his wife, Jennifer of New Freedom, and William McGrath of Stroudsburg; daughters Linda Kerr and her husband, John of Tobyhanna, and Lisa Hobart and her companion, Steve of Pocono Lake; 15 grandchildren; and one niece and nephew.
There will be a viewing from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, September 6 at Bolock Funeral Home, 6148 Paradise Valley Road, Cresco. The Reverend Father Michael Kloton will celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Friday, September 7 at St. Ann’s Church, Main Street, Tobyhanna. Interment will take place at 2 p.m. Monday, September 10 at Fort Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Indiantown Gap Road, Annville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: The American Cancer Society, 2158 W. Main Street, Stroudsburg, PA 18360. cancer.org
KENNETH W. DONAHUE
Kenneth W. Donahue, 71, of Pocono Lake, died on Saturday, August 25, 2018. Born in the Bronx, New York he was the son of Al and Lina (Pacente) Donahue. Ken was a resident of Pocono Lake for the past 10 years and prior to that he resided in the Bronx, N.Y.
He worked for the U.S. Postal Service in New York for many years. Ken was of the Catholic faith and he was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War.
He is survived by his close friend Joseph Albanese of Hartsdale, NY, and two nephews, Jason Kadlec and Matthew Baris of Yonkers, NY.
Maureen Mendoza, 76, died Saturday, August 18, 2018 at Manor Care in Kingston. She was the loving wife of the late Jose V. Mendoza.
Born in Bronx, New York, she was the daughter of the late Francis J. Taheny of County Sligo, Ireland and Della B. (Quinn) Taheny of County Mayo, Ireland.
She was a Registered Nurse for much of her life and practiced in New York City for over 30 years. Maureen loved going to Irish Festivals and listening to Irish music and was very proud of her Irish heritage. She was a devout Catholic who loved her family very much. Her family was the most important thing to her in life.
She is survived by her eight children: Cookie Reda Wall (Kenny), Joseph F. Reda (Dolores DiRe), Della A. Reda, Joani Reda-Hernandez (Ruben), Joy Castro (Jimmy), Joshua G. Mendoza (Karen Bradley), Sarai E. Neff (Jason), and Deborah J. Mendoza; and 16 grandchildren, Jennifer, Justin, Cody, Ryan, Amanda, Diandra, Jacqueline, Victoria, Peri, Dean, Reece, Nina, Franco, Isabella, Jacob, and Symphony; and one great-grandchild, Ariya.
Bolock Funeral Home, 6148 Paradise Valley Road, Cresco, was in charge of arrangements. A Mass of Christian Burial was held August 23 at St. Ann’s Church, Tobyhanna. Burial followed at Pocono Lake Cemetery, Pocono Pines.
Polly Moore 81, of Mt. Pocono, Pa. died on Wednesday Aug. 15, 2018. She was the widow of Cleveland A. Moore Sr. Born in Laurinburg, N.C. she was the daughter of Roosevelt and Alissa (Ellison) Dockery.
Polly was a resident of the Mt. Pocono area for the past 13 years and prior to that she resided in the Brooklyn, N.Y. area. She worked as a computer analysis for many years before retiring. She was of the Christian faith.
She is survived by a daughter, Pastor Sharon Purvis and her husband Bernard of Tobyhanna, Pa. and 2 sons: Cleveland Moore Jr. of Tobyhanna and James Vance Jr. of Lawrence, S.C. and other siblings, grandchildren and cousins.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday Aug. 25, 2018 at 2:00pm from St. Luke AME Zion Church 91 Main St. Maysville, N.C. with burial to follow the services at the White Oaks Cemetery Mayville, N.C.
The Joseph J. Pula Funeral Home Inc. 23 N. 9th.St.Stroudsburg, Pa. is in charge of the arrangements.
DEBRA LYNN ONEY
Debra Lynn Oney, 56, of Pocono Summit, died Saturday, August 4, 2018.
Born in East Stroudsburg, she was a daughter of the late Gerald and Mildred Ann (Collins) Oney.
Debra was of the Christian faith and enjoyed spending time with her nieces and nephews, whom she loved as her own. She worked as a registered nurse for Geisinger Health System, and during her time there, served as a teacher, counselor, and mentor to many young women.
She is survived by her siblings: Gerald Oney, Jr. of Port Jervis, New York, Brenda Carey of Newfoundland, Gregory Oney of Pocono Summit, John S. Oney of Florida; and numerous nieces and nephews.
There will be no services at this time; private cremation is entrusted to Bolock Funeral Home Crematory.
Memorial donations may be made to AWSOM, Animal Welfare Society of Monroe, PO Box 13, Stroudsburg, PA 18360.
Albert Akus, 81, of Pocono Lake, died Friday, August 3, 2018, at French Creek Marina in Clayton, NY where he and his wife have spent summers for the past 30 years. He was the a devoted husband of Theresa (Davis) Akus, with whom he shared 57 years of marriage.
Born on August 31, 1936 in Brooklyn, NY, he was a son of the late Albert and Sophie (Piniak) Akus and lived in Monroe County for the past 50 years.
He served in the U.S. Air Force and was the owner of Al Akus Painting and Spraying Company.
Albert was a parishioner of the former Christ the King Roman Catholic Church in Blakeslee.
Also surviving are four children, Albert Akus and wife Linda of Stroudsburg, Cheryl Silfee and husband Paul of Georgia, Adele Hineline and husband Tim of Stroudsburg, and Laura Longyhore and husband William Thomas, Jr. of Jim Thorpe; seven grandchildren, Kristie Silfee of Ocala FL, Brenda Hutton and husband Keith of Floyds Knob, IN, Shaun Hineline and wife Joyce of Long Pond, Charles Longyhore Jr. of Portland, Jason Seese of Budd Lake, NJ, Jessica and Amy; seven beautiful great-grandchildren, Jonathon and Tyler sons of Shaun and Joyce Hineline, Kimber and Kaitlyn daughters of Brenda and Keith Hutton, Noah, Symeon and Kyah, children of Kristie Silfee, two sisters, Karen Akus of Easton and Virginia Wuest of Bronx, NY; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by two children, Linda Kern and Andrew Akus; a brother, Andrew Akus; and a sister, Adele Akus.
A prayer service was held August 10 in Stroudsburg, with the Rev. Sean G. Carpenter officiating. Burial followed at Laurelwood Cemetery in Stroudsburg.
In lieu of flowers, memorial remembrances may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation (National Headquarters), 6520 N. Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309-2132.
Nicholas J. D’Angelo, 68, of Pocono Pines, died Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at Lehigh Valley Hospital- Pocono, in East Stroudsburg. He was the loving husband of Elizabeth (Roman) D’Angelo, with whom he shared 44 years of marriage.
Born in Manhattan, New York, he was a son of the late Sal and Sadie (Lardizzone) D’Angelo.
Nicholas worked as an entrepreneur in the restaurant and hospitality industry.
He is also survived by his daughters, Nicole Mazzie and her husband, John, of Cresco, and Tiffany D’Angelo and her companion, Brian Korodan of Pocono Pines; brother, Anthony D’Angelo of Mount Pocono; grandchildren Giavanna and Nico Mazzie.
A memorial blessing service was held August 5, at Bolock Funeral Home, 6148 Paradise Valley Road, Cresco.
TOBY TYLER SCOTT
Toby Tyler Scott (Tobster) died July 15, 2018 in Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven Connecticut.
He is suvived by his wife, Katrina Scott-Radjavitch; daughters Amber and Cassidy Scott, and grandson Tyler, White Haven; brother Gary Scott Jr., and wife Brenda Scott, White Haven; and nephews Gary Scott III and James Siene.
He was born February 3, 1972, in Middletown, Connecticut., the son of Gary Robert Scott Sr., and Cheryl Darlene Scott, Clinton, CT.
Toby was a handyman who loved cars, fishing, and time with his family.
Arrangements are private.