Family & Friends Say Goodbye to Former Wilkes-Barre Mayor

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WILKES-BARRE -- Dozens of people paid their last respects to former Wilkes-Barre mayor Lee Namey.

Family and friends gathered at Saint Mary's church on South Main Street in Wilkes-Barre for a funeral mass on Saturday.

Namey was the mayor of Wilkes-Barre from 1988 to 1996.

He died Monday night, he was 69 years old.


  • Dave K

    Wilkes-Barre is NOT safe…day or night. I don’t go there at all… not even drive through there. Why would you pay higher taxes to live in a slum? Luzerne County can’t even get a FUGITIVE most wanted criminals website up and running for the people to help the police to identify these scumbags. They are running wild right there in WB. As far as businesses go, good luck, taxed to death, and working in the middle of a war zone. NO thanks.

  • jellystoneranger

    Another political hack that snuck out before the Fed’s caught up with him. Huge pension and benefits . Put a stake in this vampire ! Tell me people of Wilkes Barre ? How does it feel to be taken for millions of dollars each year propping all these unions and mayors up on nice pensions ? Maybe 2-3 % of the population of Wilkes Barre live like that and the rest of you work paycheck to paycheck. Must make you feel all warm inside giving like you do. By the way …. keep voting Democrat . They need to replace their Lexus or take a trip to the Bahamas! What a fantastic job these mayors have done the last twenty five years. Progressively worse every year. Businesses running from there like the 72 flood was at their doors. Dump after dump falling down or on fire. There isn’t a businessman stupid enough to invest anywhere in Wilkes Barre. Let’s not mention the influx of criminal minorities drugging, killing and prostitution. Sodom and Gomorrah =Scranton and WilkesBarre ! Schools in shambles and on and on . Vote them back in I say . Why not ? At least the voters of Wilkes Barre and Scranton are consistent!

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