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John D. Giangrieco

John D. Giangrieco, Hallstead, PA,  our beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, Uncle, and Friend passed away peacefully on Friday, October 2, 2015 at the age of 90.

John was predeceased by his brother Mickey Giangrieco; sisters and brothers-in-law Angie (John) Conarton, Louise (Roland) Tessier, Jerry Hartmann, and his granddaughter, Rebecca Newman.

He was survived by his wife of 63 years, Jean; sons and daughters-in-law, John A. and Ruth Giangrieco, Jim and Frida Giangrieco and William (Billy) Giangrieco; grandsons, Jason (Lisa) Giangrieco, Eric Giangrieco; granddaughter Beth (Nick) Stoud; great grandchildren, Shelby Newman and Ryan Giangrieco; brother-in-law Angelo (Bonnie) Tolomei; sisters-in-law, Mary Ellen Giangrieco and Shirley Hartmann; and many nieces and nephews.

John graduated from the Hallstead High School where his life-long love of basketball began. He went on to serve his country in the Navy during World War II. He married Jean Tolomei in 1952 and they made their home in Hallstead, PA. John was a member of the St. Lawrence Church in Great Bend, PA. His passion for basketball led him to become a high school referee of the sport for over a 30 year span. John and Jean also enjoyed their time spend with family and friends at Cape Vincent, NY. Family gatherings were an important part of Dad’s life.

A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at the St. John’s Church in Susquehanna, PA, on Tuesday, October 6, 2015, with Rev. David Cramer officiating.

Interment held in the St. John’s Cemetery, Susquehanna, PA.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider memorial contributions to Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Drive, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.

Richard S. Masters

Richard S. Masters, 101, of Harford, PA passed away, Saturday, September 26, 2015 at his home.  Born June 14, 1914 in Kingsley, PA, he was the son of the late Alva J. and Clara [Stearns] Masters.  His wife Eloise W. [Williams] Masters predeceased him on December 10, 2014 after being married for 81 years.

Richard owned and operated Masters Ready Mix Concrete in Kingsley, PA since 1951.

He was a member of First Congregational Church of Harford UCC, honorary lifetime member of Harford Volunteer Fire Company, and the Harford Lodge #445 F. & A.M., Hop Bottom, PA. Dick formerly was a member of the, Harford Fair Board, Harford High School Board, and County National Bank Board. He was also a past long time Chairman of the Republican Party of Susquehanna County.

Survivors include his daughters & sons-in-law, Joyce & Richard Berish of Harford, PA, Betsy & Jonathan Blattmachr of Garden City, NY, Jacqueline & Ronald Phillips of Kingsley, PA, son & daughter-in-law, Richard W. & Shirley Masters of Kingsley, PA, 15 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren, 10 great-great grandchildren, son-in-law, Gary Housel of Harford, PA and numerous other nieces, nephews and family members.

Besides his parents & wife he was predeceased by a daughter, Marcia Housel, grandson, Brian Housel, sister & brother-in-law, Maxine & Mitchell Shulman, brother & sister-in-law, Jack & Carol Masters.

The family would like to thank Etery Baramashvili for many years of loving care and Traditional Hospice for their assistance during the last several months.

Services:  3:00 PM, Saturday, October 10, 2015 at First Congregational Church Of Harford UCC, Harford, PA  18823.

Masonic Service: will begin at 1:00 PM

Visitation:  will be held prior to services from 1:30 PM until time of service at the church.

Instead of flowers: memorial contributions may be made to First Congregational Church of Harford UCC, PO Box 217, Harford, PA 18823.

Bartron-Myer Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.

Ann Janet Burns

Ann Janet Burns (née Petroski), Susquehanna, PA, entered into eternal rest on September 27, 2015.  She is survived by Robert J. Burns (husband); Robert and Lori Burns (son and daughter-in-law); Rachael Burns (granddaughter); Susan Burns McFadden and Brian McFadden (daughter and son-in-law); Michael and Sarah Petroski (brother and sister-in-law); Sally Burns (sister-in-law); and dearest friends Elaine Andusko and Millie Plutino.  Janet was preceded in death by John and Helen Petroski (parents); Bette Zagunis (sister); and Jack Petroski (brother).

Janet was a dedicated employee of Barnes-Kasson SNF, working joyfully and tirelessly for over 35 years as an aide and a registered nurse; midway through her nursing career, Janet returned to college and graduated from the Nursing Program at Broome Community College in 1986.  She brought laughter to many at work and at home with her quick wit and ebullient sense of humor.  Janet was an avid reader and had a large collection of books and magazines; she would often give books to others to share her passion for the written word.  She also loved animals and doted on Miah, her cherished Labrador retriever.

Rev. Robert Simon presided over a Mass of Christian Burial at St. John the Evangelist Church, East Church Street, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, at 10:00am on Thursday, October 1.  In accordance with Janet’s wishes, the family has requested that well-wishers make a donation to Barnes-Kasson SNF in lieu of flowers.

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