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July 5, 2023


James R. Mariner, 59, of White Haven, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday July 5, 2023 at Sunrise Lake while collecting water for flowers he had just planted. 

Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was the son of Alberta (Best) Mariner and the late Joseph Raymond Mariner. Jim attended MMI Prep and was a 1982 graduate of Bishop Hafey High School.  

He was the Director of Convention Services at Split Rock Resort and Director of Group Sales at Pocono Manor Inne for many years.  An avid outdoorsman, Jim was the President of the LOWLPA hunting club and loved spending his time hunting, fishing, and golfing.

Preceding him in death were his maternal grandparents Clarence and Alice Best and his beloved cat, Woodie. 

Left to cherish his memory is his beloved mother, Alberta, Uncle Charles (Bonnie) Best; cousins Charles (Loretta) Best, Michael (Natalie) Best, and Suzanne (William) Lynch, and many extended cousins. 

Funeral services will be conducted with a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, July 22, 2023 at 10:00 am.


Friends are invited to join the family for visitation at the church starting at 9:00 am until time of the funeral service. Burial will be done at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations can be made in Jim’s name to the St. Patrick’s Building Fund or the SPCA. 

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July 22, 2023

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St Patrick's Church
411 Allegheny Street
White Haven, PA 18661

Mass of Christian Burial
July 22, 2023

11:00 AM
St Patrick's Church
411 Allegheny Street
White Haven, PA 18661


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