Thomas M. Smith

Age 81, of Blawnox, passed away peacefully at his home after a long hard battle with Lewy Body Dementia.  Beloved husband of 57 years to Janet; Loving father of Stacy (John) Stilly, Thomas M. Smith Jr. and daughter in law Christine.  Proud grandfather of Brittany (Goran) Vukicevic, J. T. (Sarah) Stilly, Jake Stilly, Josh (Kelsey) Stilly, Serena Smith, and three great grandsons.  Brother-in-law of Kathleen Warburton. He was preceeded in death by his sister Jean Smith.  Tom and Jan founded the Thomas M. Smith Funeral Home in 1966.  Tom also served with honor as the Mayor of Blawnox Boro for forty years.  Visitation Saturday and Sunday 1-4 & 6-8 PM at the THOMAS M. SMITH FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY LTD, 930 Center Ave., Blawnox, where family and friends will gather Monday at 10 AM, followed by Funeral Mass at Christ the King Parish, St. Edward Church at 11 AM.  Memorial Contributions respectfully suggested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105. 

Mark J. Lesko Sr.

Mark J. Lesko Sr., 70, of North Scranton, passed Tuesday morning, at home after a brief illness with cancer. His wife of nearly 50 years is Mary Wiessner Lesko. Born in Coaldale, Schuylkill County, he was the son of the late Samuel J. and Marie Kalny Lesko. Mark grew up in Lansford, graduated from Panther Valley High School, attended Penn Morton College, now Widener University, and graduated from Simmons School of Embalming & Mortuary Science, Syracuse, NY. Mark was a past Grand Master of the Green Ridge Lodge 597, a member of the Providence United Methodist Church, the Airline Owners Pilots Association (A.O.P.A.) where he was an active licensed instrument pilot, as well as a past President of the Kiwanis Club of Scranton. Mark was a licensed Funeral Director, a member of the Pennsylvania and Lackawanna County Funeral Directors Associations and was a preceptor for several local Funeral Directors. He and his wife were the owners and operators of the Bomberger-Lesko Funeral Home, North Scranton.

Along with his wife Mary, he is survived by his son, Mark J. Lesko Jr. and wife Amanda, Northampton, daughter, Mara N. Lesko Parlanti and husband Nick, Dickson City, five grandchildren, Lucas, Jason, Grace, Logan, and Greta. One brother, Dr. Samuel M. Lesko and wife Bonnie, Clarks Summit, sister-in-law Margaret A. Jeffries and husband Phillip, Weatherly, nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Mark was predeceased by his sister, Michele Lesko Craig and dear friend Anna Demchak,

Viewing for family and friends will be on Sunday, 1 - 3 p.m., with services by the Rev. Ginger Daubenhauser at 3 p.m. in the Bomberger-Lesko Funeral Home, 1660 North Main Ave., Scranton. Interment will be private. Lackawanna County Funeral Directors Association members are asked to gather at the Funeral Home at 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Mark’s name can be made to the Northeast Regional  Cancer Institute. 312 Adams Ave. Scranton PA 18503. 

Robert H. Harner

Robert H. Harner, 69, of Camp Hill, PA, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, January 31, 2023.   

Born on March 21, 1953, in Gettysburg, PA, he was the son of the late Glenn L. Harner and the late Jeanne H. (Spahr) Henderson.        

Bob attended Wesley College in Dover, DE, and graduated from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science in Pittsburgh, PA, with a degree in mortuary arts and sciences.  While growing up in Gettysburg, Bob befriended the Monahan brothers who worked for their father and lived above the Monahan Funeral Home, which began his interest in the funeral business.  After serving his internship in Delta, PA, he went on to work as a funeral director for Charles Myers at the Myers Funeral Home in Camp Hill.  Bob purchased the funeral home from Charles’s son-in-law, Ron Hall in 1991, renaming it Myers-Harner Funeral Home, Inc.  He served the community of Camp Hill as owner/operator of the funeral home until his retirement in 2015, the day after his first grandchild was born.  Bob had always dreamed of visiting Italy.  He was able to fulfill his dream when he had the opportunity to travel there with his wife.  Upon his return he said it was a gorgeous trip and could not have been more perfect.  Bob enjoyed golfing as a former member of the West Shore Country Club.  He was a Rotarian, member of the West Shore Elks Lodge, and a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Camp Hill.  He loved traveling with his family and spending time at the beach in Rehoboth.         

Bob is survived by his wife Maryellen (Fitzgerald) Harner, of Camp Hill, PA; his son, Joseph Harner and wife Hannah, of Camp Hill, PA; his twin daughters, Elizabeth Ohnstad and husband Kyle, of Mechanicsburg, PA, and Katherine Harner, of Etters, PA; two sisters, Nancy J. Harner and husband Alfred Phipps, of Hummelstown, PA, and Cathy Harner of Gettysburg, PA; four grandchildren, Adaline, Cora, and Theodore Harner, and Willa Ohnstad, and one on the way; three step-children, Franz Kindler and wife Corrine of Hampden Township, PA, Carolyn Kindler of  Chambersburg, PA, and Kaitlyn Kindler and husband Johnathan Wilson of Hampden Township, PA; and three step-grandchildren, Liam and Olivia Kindler, and Jacob Wilson.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, February 6, 2023, in Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2000 Chestnut St., Camp Hill, PA, with Pastor Jack Horner officiating.  A viewing will be held from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. on Sunday, February 5th in the Myers-Baker Funeral Home, 1903 Market St., Camp Hill, PA, and also on Monday in the Church from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the service.  Burial will be held following the church service on Monday, in the Camp Hill Cemetery, Camp Hill, PA.     

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital,

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