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October 1, 2014 Current Issue Home
MARJORIE JEAN EMPETT

Marjorie Jean Empett, 90, formerly of New Milford, PA was called home to be with the Lord on September 27, 2014 at her daughter’s home, surrounded by her loving family. 

She was predeceased by her husband of 51 years, Dana Empett. Marjorie is survived by her five children, Oradell Banker, Mehoopany, PA, Darlene Ellis, Apalachin, NY, Charlene and Roy Rightmire, Apalachin, NY, Dana Jean Weaver, Coventryville, NY, and Harold and Kristi Empett, New Milford, PA; eight grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; brother, Glenn Decker; brother-in-law, Harold Seamans; and several nieces and nephews.

Marjorie was a member of the First Baptist Church, New Milford, PA, the Rebekah Lodge, and the Red Hat Society. 

A funeral service will be held at Noon, Saturday, October 4, 2014 at the Tuttle-Yeisley Funeral Home, Inc., Hallstead, PA.  Interment will be made New Milford Cemetery.  Friends may call from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Friday at the funeral home and from 10 until the beginning of the service on Saturday.  The Rebekah Lodge Service will be held at 8:30 p.m., Friday during calling hours. 

Should friends so desire, expressions of sympathy may take the form of a donation to Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Drive, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.

Eric James Bixby


“Big E”

Eric James Bixby, 37, of Starrucca Creek Road, Susquehanna, PA passed away tragically after an accident on Saturday, September 27, 2014.

Eric is survived by his loving wife of 12 years Jennifer L. Bixby (Brown); two sons Brandon Saddlemire and Michelle Batson and Carter James Bixby; mother Terri Bixby and Matt Frailey; father John (Wally) and Sharon Bixby; maternal grandfather Robert Fisk; Paternal Grandmother Ellen Bixby; brothers and sisters, Jason and Diana Bixby, John Bixby, Tyler and Shannon Bixby, Alisha Bixby and Luke Deleskiwicz, Jill and Chris DeHaven and Justine and Frank Larsen; mother-in-law and father-in-law Oscar and Kathleen Miller; sisters-in-law Terrie Brown and Michael Hinkley and Kristen and Chad Towner, brother-in-law Billy and Sinead Brown; grandchildren Cadence Bastedo, Addison Bastedo and Lyla Jolynn Saddlemire;  several loving Aunts, Uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Eric was a very loving and devoted son, husband, brother, father and friend. He loved being with “His Bride” Jennifer, hunting with his sons and having jam sessions with his family. There was never a time that he wasn’t reciting lines from old movies. Eric was a hard worker and loved being involved with heavy equipment operating and driving truck.

He was a member of the American Legion Post 86 and the Moose Lodge #794 both of Susquehanna. Eric worked for several years for FCI Freight and currently worked as a heavy equipment operator at Equipment Transport, LLC, and drove school bus for Miller Busing on his days off.

Eric enjoyed spending time around the campfire, he was a master at the grill and shared story after story making us all laugh and smile. He will be dearly missed by all of us.

A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday October 2, 2014, at 10:00am, at the Hennessey’s Funeral Home, 747 Jackson Ave. Susquehanna, PA, with Rev. David Cramer officiating.

Interment will be in the McKune Cemetery, Susquehanna, PA.

The family will receive friends at the Funeral Home on Wednesday, October 1, 2014, from 5 to 8pm.

Susan Camilla Rockwell Rose

Susan (Susie) Camilla Rockwell Rose passed away on September 13, 2014 at the age of 83. As was God's plan, her departure although sudden, was free of pain and on a beautiful summer day. Cherished Mother of Barbara and son-in-law, Andy Hauck, and Kevin Rose. Dear sister to Stewart (Mary) Rockwell, she is survived by many loving nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Sue was the daughter of Raymond M. and Olivia Rockwell, who preceded her in death, as did brother Albert, sister Barbara, and brother John. Sue was born in Lanesboro, Pennsylvania on April 11, 1931. She graduated from Susquehanna High School in 1948. Upon completing high school she worked at Cornell University for several years before moving to south Florida. There she married, raised two children, and remained in the area for 53 years. Sue's more recent years were spent in Cincinnati, Ohio so her daughter could be by her side as life presented its challenges.

She was a fun-loving and energetic person with a quick wit and a contagious smile. She poured herself into whatever she undertook and was a selfless giver to her family and friends. Sue took great pride in being involved and giving back to her community. She was long term member and President of the South Miami Women's Club and member of the related Dade County Federation of Women's Clubs. She later was a member and Secretary of the Cutler Ridge Women's Club, and also joined the Town and Country Garden and Caribbean Music Clubs. She volunteered at Larkin Hospital in South Miami, and delighted in ringing the bell for the Salvation Army for many a Christmas season. Some of her favorite involvements were those that supported her children. She was a PTA president and Girl Scout troop leader. She loved attending T-ball and pee-wee football games, ballet and piano recitals, drill team performances, and state wide motor-cross races. She loved cooking, was an accomplished seamstress, and enjoyed tennis, hiking, and card games with friends.

Her sense of adventure and interest in travel lead Sue to work in the industry for a number of years. Her passports brimmed with stamps from Canada, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, Costa Rica, England, and France. A highlight was a trip to Ireland taken with brother Stewart and sister-in-law, Mary. Sue loved her family above all other things. Some of her fondest memories were of summers spent in Pennsylvania, and special times shared on the Florida beaches and in the Keys.

Throughout the years when asked about her most favored role in life, given all that she had done, her smiling answer was always the same, "My favorite job was being a Mom." A wonderful mother indeed. She humbly and unknowingly touched many lives along the way. Her natural kindness and gentle caring ways will be greatly missed. She was truly a beautiful and gifted person whose light will always shine in the hearts of all who knew and loved her. Celebration of Life Services was held at Old Armstrong Chapel, 5090 Drake Road, Cincinnati, on October 4th at 11:00. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army. Sue's family sends their sincere gratitude for the healing support shared by so many.

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