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dena “Dena” DeBiasi, 89, of Duryea, went home to be withthe Lord on Tuesday evening,March 26, 2013, at CMC Hospice,Scranton, surrounded by her lov-ing family.Born in Wetumpka, Ala., onSept. 19, 1923, she was a daugh-ter of the late Foster and RoseEtta Penton Emﬁnger.She enlisted in the Women’sArmy Corps on Oct. 16, 1944 andcompleted basic training in Tal-lahassee, Fla., where she workedin the motor pool. Pvt. Emﬁngermet her husband, Sgt. Carmen, while both were enlisted in theU.S. Army. They celebrated 65 years of marriage prior to hisdeath in May 2010.Dena operated her own busi-ness, Dena’s Lunch, on MainStreet, Duryea, for more than 20 years and enjoyed serving her cus-tomers great home cooking until1984.After retirement, she enjoyedtending to her vegetables andﬂowers in the garden. She lovedthe numerous trips to family re-unions in her beloved hometownof Wetumpka.She was a devoted member of Nativity of Our Lord Parish andserved with the Holy Name So-ciety for many years. She oftencommented on all the fun she hadpreparing food and working at its yearly picnic.Dena was a loving sister, wife,mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her greatest joy was spending time with her fam-ily and she especially loved theprecious time she spent with hergreat-grandchildren, Isabella andJason Jr.Dena’s warm, Southern hospi-tality made everyone feel right athome.Her outgoing personality and wit made her the life of the party.She enjoyed hosting family andfriends around her kitchen tableor on the patio, where she de-lighted in an occasional margarita as she reminisced about the good-old days.She was preceded in death by her husband, Carmen; sisters,Rosie Bell, Laura Mae, Thula andLee Verna; and brothers, Herman,Cecil, Clarence and Bennett.She will be missed by her chil-dren, Jennie, Carmella, Louis,Darlene and Dino; six grandchil-dren, Jason, Tori, Autum, Nico-lette, Tyler and Madelyn; twogreat-grandchildren, Isabella andJason Jr.; and many dear friends. The family thanks all of those who cared for her during herlast years, especially LIFE Geis-inger (Living Independently forElders) at Marywood University.She spent almost every day withthe wonderful staff who cared forand loved her. Many thanks to Dr.Eisner and Dr. Collier who gaveher their undivided care and at-tention.
willbe held Tuesday at 9 a.m.from the Bernard J. Pion-tek Funeral Home Inc., 204 MainSt., Duryea. A Mass of ChristianBurial will follow at 9:30 a.m. inSacred Heart of Jesus Church,Duryea, with the Rev. AndrewSinnott ofﬁciating. Interment willbe in St. John’s Cemetery, Duryea.Friends may call Monday from 4to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.If desired, memorial contribu-tions may be made to LIFE Geis-inger, 2300 Adams Ave., Scran-ton, PA 18509, or Nativity of OurLord Parish, 127 Stephenson St.,Duryea, PA 18642. To leave the family an onlinecondolence or for further infor-mation, please visit the funeralhome’s website, www.piontekfu-neralhome.com.
Dorothy M. Temprine
March 26, 2013
orothy M. Temprine, 77, of Larksville, passed away Tues-day, March 26, 2013, at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.She was born Oct. 3, 1935 inDuryea, and spent her childhood years growing up in Avoca. Doro-thy was a daughter of the lateJohn Morris and Lottie PitcavageMorris. At age 16, Dorothy wassinging and dancing for an area broadcasting company. She alsomade several records of popularsongs.Dorothy attended Sacred HeartSchool and graduated from Avoca High School as the class valedic-torian. She achieved a bachelorof science degree from CollegeMisericordia in education and a master’s degree in reading fromLehigh University. She was em-ployed as a reading specialist by the Wyoming Valley West SchoolDistrict, Main Street Elementary,retiring after 30 years of teaching.Dorothy always was actively in- volved in the lives of her childrenand grandchildren. She was very family-oriented and shared herencouraging nature with thoseshe encountered, whether in aneducational setting or as memberof the community. Dorothy was very artistic, loved playing the pi-ano and enjoyed putting togetherpuzzles, planting ﬂowers and cre-ating culinary delights.She was a member of All SaintsParish, Plymouth, and the Altarand Rosary Society of St. Vin-cent’s Church, which is currently All Saints Parish, Plymouth.Dorothy was preceded in deathby her husband, Mayor John J. Temprine Sr., with whom she en- joyed 44 years of marriage untilhis passing in 2001. In addition toher parents, she was preceded indeath by an infant brother.She is survived by her daugh-ter, Dorothy Brush and her hus-band, Ted, Mountain Top; son,John Temprine Jr. and his wife,Joanne, Avoca; son, Jim Tem-prine, Larksville; daughter, MarieO’Boyle and her husband, Pat,Mountain Top; grandsons, Joey Temprine, Patrick O’Boyle, Jason Temprine, William O’Boyle, JohnO’Boyle, Theodore Brush andLonnie O’Boyle; sisters-in-law,brothers-in-law and numerousnieces and nephews.
will be heldat 9:30 a.m. Tuesday from Kielty-Moran Funeral Home Inc., 87 Washington Ave., Plymouth, witha Mass of Christian Burial at 10a.m. at All Saints Parish, Wil-low Street, Plymouth. The Rev.Robert Kelleher will ofﬁciate. In-terment will be in St. Vincent’sCemetery, Larksville. Relativesand friends may call 5 to 8 p.m.Monday at the funeral home.
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LONDON — RichardGriffiths was one of the greatBritish stage actors of his gen-eration, a heavy man with a light touch, whether in Shake-speare or Neil Simon. But formillions of movie fans, he willalways be grumpy Uncle Ver-non, the leastmagical of characters inthe fantastical“Harry Potter”movies.G r i f f i t h sdied Thurs-day at Univer-sity Hospitalin Coventry, central Englandfrom complications following heart surgery, his agent, SimonBeresford, said. He was 65.“Harry Potter” star DanielRadcliffe paid tribute to theactor Friday, saying that “any room he walked into was madetwice as funny and twice asclever just by his presence.”“I am proud to say I knewhim,” Radcliffe said.Griffiths won a Tony Awardfor “The History Boys” and ap-pearedindozensofmoviesand TV shows. But he will be most widely remembered as a pairof contrasting uncles — Harry Potter’s Uncle Vernon Dursley and Uncle Monty in cult ﬁlm“Withnail and I.”Griffiths was among a hugeroster of British acting talentto appear in the “Harry Pot-ter” series of ﬁlms released be-tween 2001 and 2011.His role, as the grudging,magic-fearing guardian of or-phaned wizard Harry, wassmall but pivotal. Griffithsonce said he liked playing Un-cle Vernon “because that givesme a license to be horrible tokids.”But Radcliffe recalledGriffiths’ kindness to the young star.“Richard was by my side dur-ing two of the most importantmoments of my career,” saidRadcliffe, who in 2007 starred with Griffiths in a Londonand Broadway production of “Equus.”“In August 2000, before ofﬁ-cialproductionhadevenbegunon ‘Potter,’ we ﬁlmed a shotoutside the Dursleys’, which wasmyﬁrstevershotasHarry.I was nervous and he made mefeel at ease.”
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He is best known for playinggrumpy Uncle Vernon,least magical of ‘HarryPotter’ characters.
By JILL LAWLESS
Idena ‘Dena’ DeBiasi
March 26, 2013