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Man Writes His Own Comical Obituary
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:23:32 -0700

A man in Pennsylvania had the last laugh when he wrote his own obituary. Kevin McGroarty, from West Pittston, who was described by his friends as "the life of the party," passed away on July 22 this year. He left behind an obit, posted to Legacy.com, that started with the line "McGroarty Achieves Room Temperature!" McGroarty added that "he enjoyed elaborate practical jokes, over-tipping in ...

Meet the man behind the Internet’s favorite obituary
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:43:02 -0700

WEST PITTSTON, Pa. (PIX11) – Have you heard the name Kevin J. McGroarty? He’s getting pretty famous – albeit for a bittersweet reason. McGroarty died July 22 “after battling a long fight with mediocrity.” That’s according to his self-written and often self-deprecating obituary which has captured the Internet’s attention and catapulted this otherwise obscure man from […]

This man wrote his own obituary and it went viral
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:58:03 -0700

When Kevin J. McGroarty sat down to write his own obituary, he did not take the situation nor himself too seriously.

Meet the man behind the obituary that went viral
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 06:50:14 -0700

PITTSTON, Penn. — People all over the world are just getting to know a Pennsylvania man known as the ‘life of the party’. According to WNEP, Kevin McGroarty died at his home in West Pittston, Penn. last Tuesday. His death has people talking mostly because McGroarty wrote his own obituary. McGroarty peppered his obituary with […]

‘Life of the Party’ leaves his own funny obituary
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:44:12 -0700

His obituary starts, “Kevin J. McGroarty, 53, of West Pittston, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014, after battling a long fight with mediocracy.”

Arby's closings leave employees jobless
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 02:45:17 -0700

Ashley Douglas was depending on her next paycheck from her job at Arby's to catch up with her rent.

Emanon Day for Autism to benefit SAFE on Aug. 23
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:37:17 -0700

The Emanon Day for Autism Golf TOurnament, benefiting S.A.F.E. Supporting Autism and Families Everywhere, will be held on Saturday, Aug. 23 at Emanon Country Club.The tournament is Captain and Mate, and begins at 8 a.m. with tee times all day.

PennDOT’ s Scheduled Roadwork for the Week of July 25 – August 1
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:04:53 -0700

I-80 East – Luzerne - Between Exit 256 (Nescopeck/Conyngham) and Exit 260 (Harrisburg/Wilkes-Barre) there will be lane restrictions for pothole repairs in the concrete roadway from Monday, July 28, 2014 to Thursday July 31, 2014, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

PennDOT’ s Scheduled Roadwork for the Week of August 15 - 22
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 17:19:53 -0700

The following work is scheduled for this week throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Events Listings: July 25 to 31, 2014
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:23:51 -0700

THIS WEEK July 25 to 31, 2014