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Mary Scranton Passes Away at Age 97

ScrantonsMary Scranton, wife of former Governor Bill Scranton, passed away on Saturday.

She was 97 years old.

Governor Tom Wolf has ordered state flags to be flown at half-staff until January 3rd.

“Frances and I extend our deepest condolences to the entire Scranton family on the passing of their mother and grandmother, Mary,” Gov. Wolf stated. “The Scrantons dedicated their lives to service of Pennsylvania and the nation. We thank Mary for her contributions to the commonwealth and wish her family the best during this difficult time.”

Former Governor Scranton died two years at the age of 96.

4 Responses

  1. My deepest condolences to the Scranton family upon the death of Mary Scranton, much loved First Lady of Pennsylvania (1962-66). A woman of many interests, she had a vision for possibilities yet to be explored in science. May she rest in peace.

  2. Governor Scranton was one of the last of virtually non-existent breed these days: the progressive Republican. He helped create the community college system in Pennsylvania, which has helped thousands of Pennsylvanians lift themselves up and gain access to higher education. Mary Scranton was no slouch – her efforts on behalf of the Jet Propulsion Lab at Caltech helped push the space program forward.

  • Understanding that basic education funding should/will be first, what should be the next highest priority for the General Assembly?

    • Raising The Minimum Wage (25%)
    • Legalizing Adult-Use Marijuana (24%)
    • None of the above. Something Else. (20%)
    • Economic Development (14%)
    • Higher Education (8%)
    • Public Transportation (8%)
    • Workforce Opportunities and Innovation (2%)

    Total Voters: 51

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