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January 28, 2015 Current Issue Home
Thomas F. Trynoski

Thomas F. Trynoski, 81, of Oakland, PA, passed away on Monday, January 19, 2015, at the Barnes Kasson Hospital, Susquehanna, PA.

He was predeceased by his parents Edwin A. and Victoria Trynoski, brother Edwin E. Trynoski, and cousin Joseph Popp.

Thomas is survived by a daughter Kathleen Trynoski, twin sister Theresa Maino, on grandson Lucian Trynoski, friend Clinton Smith, many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was retired from Conrail where he worked as an Engineer for over 40 years. 

He was a veteran of the US Army serving during the Korean War.

Thomas was a member of the American Legion Post #86, Susquehanna Moose Lodge #794, and Eagle Lodge.

He was an avid bowler and baseball fan who loved to cook and work in his garden.

A mass of Christian Burial was offered on Friday, January 23, 2015, at 11:00am at St. John’s Church, Susquehanna, PA, with Rev. David Cramer officiating.

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

JAMES R. BEAVAN

James R. Beavan, 84, of Hallstead, PA was peacefully called home to be with the Lord on January 18, 2015. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Shirley Gathany Beavan.

Jim is also survived by two daughters, Barbara and Gary Stone, and Susan and Frank Koncak; his lovely granddaughters, Amanda and Andrew Rice, Rebecca Stone, and Bethany Stone; his precious great granddaughters, Caroline and Katherine Rice; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents, Leon and Florence Colwell Beavan, and his sister, Thea Soles.

Upon graduation of the Great Bend High School in 1948, Jim and his father worked as cattle dealers. In 1964, Jim graduated from Mason City, Iowa Auctioneer School and he and Shirley began the successful Red Rock Auction Service. In addition, he studied Real Estate and became a broker and partner with George Stover Real Estate in Hallstead. After retirement, Jim and Shirley enjoyed many winters at their home in Florida. Jim was a member of the United Methodist Church, Lady Lake, FL and attended the South New Milford Baptist Church. Jim was a well respected man, both in business and as a friend. He will be missed by his family and friends.

A funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, January 23, 2015 at the Tuttle-Yeisley Funeral Home, Inc., Hallstead, PA. Spring interment will be made in Rose Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Great Bend/Hallstead Volunteer Ambulance Service, Inc. P.O. Box 793, Great Bend, PA 18821 or the South New Milford Baptist Church, Project Fund, 2967 Harford Road, New Milford, PA 18834.

RUTH S. BROWN

Ruth S. Brown, 85, of Great Bend, PA was called home to be with the Lord on January 18, 2015. She was predeceased by her husband, James A. Brown III, a son and daughter-in-law, James Michael and Gail Brown, a special friend, Robert Pierce, seven brothers, and one sister. She was the last of her generation.

Ruth is survived by a daughter, Milli and Roger Stockholm; four grandchildren, Adam and Elanne Stockholm, Jason Stockholm, Amy and Ian Gellinger, and Jodi VanGaasbeck; five great grandchildren, Addison Stockholm, Alexis Torcivia, Peyton, Madison, and Abigail Gellinger; a sister-in-law, Laudie Wilbur; many nieces, nephews, loving friends, and church family.

Ruth was a dedicated member of the United Methodist Community Church, Great Bend, PA. She was a loving wife and mother. She adored her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Ruth possessed an elegance that is rare, truly unique, and beautiful. She also enjoyed painting in oils, shopping, and dining out.

A funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, January 22, 2015 at the Tuttle-Yeisley Funeral Home, Inc., Hallstead, PA. Spring interment will take place in Rose Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to the United Methodist Community Church, Food Pantry, P.O. Box 586, Great Bend, PA 18821.

Erwin Jay Hine

Erwin Jay Hine, 62, of Kingsley, PA, passed away  after an illness on Tuesday, January 20, 2015, at the Barnes Kasson Hospital, in Susquehanna, PA.

Jay as he was known was born in Susquehanna, PA, the son of the late Basil and Maude Hine. He was predeceased by his four brothers Glen, Clifton, Donald and Douglas; two sisters Iliene and Rebecca.

Jay is survived by his daughter Julie Ann Hine; two sisters Dawn Bills and Sharon Wolf; many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Jay was employed by Arrow Spinning for many years as a manager until Robinson Anton bought Arrow and moved the company to Waverly, PA where he worked until they relocated to North Carolina in 2007. He loved NASCAR racing and rooting for Rusty Wallace and Carl Edwards. He also enjoyed hunting, the farm and all of the animals. Jay will be dearly missed by all of his family and friends.

A memorial service will be held at the Hennessey’s Funeral Home, 747 Jackson Ave. Susquehanna, PA on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 2pm.

Interment will be held in the Gelatt Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

JANE BENNETT

Jane Bennett, 79, of Hallstead, PA was called home to be with the Lord on January 22, 2015.  She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 49 years, Harold Bennett in 2000. 

Jane is survived by her three children, Linda and Richard Ryder, David Bennett, and Gary Bennett; four grandchildren, Shannon and Burdette Furman, Christina and Ronald Carter, David Bennett Jr., and Michael Bennett; a sister, Joan Shade; several nieces and nephews; and a close church family.  Jane was predeceased by two brothers, John and Dick Whipple. 

Jane worked as a bookkeeper for Robert Squire’s Painting.  She was a devoted member of the United Methodist Community Church and formerly the Hallstead United Methodist Church until its merge.  Jane served as the organist in Hallstead for a number of years and for both churches during Sunday School and special services.  She also was a member of UMW and adult Sunday School.  Jane looked forward to her walks with her close friends, Thea and Sis.  She was an excellent mother and grandmother and will be dearly missed.

A funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 26, 2015 at the United Methodist Community Church, Great Bend, PA.  Spring interment will be made in Rose Hill Cemetery.  Memorial contributions in her memory may take the form of a donation to the United Methodist Community Church, Food Pantry, P.O. Box 586, Great Bend, PA 18821. 

Gwendolyn G. McKee

Gwendolyn G. McKee, 85, of Susquehanna, PA, passed away on Monday, January 19, 2015, at the Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre PA, after an illness.

Gwendolyn was predeceased by her husband Kenneth C. McKee; son Carlton “Chip” K. McKee; great grandchildren Gavin J. Ockerman and Hanley McKee; and one brother James Carpenter.

She is survived by her four children Sylvia and Lee Booker; Susan Krall; Roland and Pamela McKee, and Kevin and Paula McKee; twelve grandchildren, Kenny, Brooke, Devin, Alisha, Jeremy, Courtney, Bryana, Jacoba, Keagan, Jaimie, Brandon, and Garrett; many great grandchildren; four brothers Kenneth Jr., Roger, Larry and Terry Carpenter; four sisters Betty Diluzio, Vivian Westbrook, Shelby Carpenter and Janice Convertino; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

We laid to rest everyone’s Gram of Susquehanna.  No one will ever meet a tougher mother & grandmother. She was a Harley ridin, gun slingin, truly honest, faithful, and loving woman.  She was independent and dedicated to the people she loved.  You always knew where you stood with Gwen.  After the loss of her father, husband and son she was still the rock of Susquehanna.  She raised 5 lovingly difficult children with only the aid of a wooden spoon the Clint Eastwood look and a John Wayne swagger. Her smile was sarcastic and reached your heart.  No one will forget her

A Memorial Service was held on Friday, January 23, 2015, at 5:00 pm, at the Hennessey’s Funeral Home, 747 Jackson Ave. Susquehanna, PA.

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