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By Barbara Ann Collins

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Robin L. Demer, 54, of Great Bend Township, PA entered into rest of May 17, 2015 surrounded by her loving family. She is survived by her loving husband of 31 years, Joseph.

Also surviving is a daughter, Alicia and Andrew Hack; a granddaughter, Emma Grace Hack; four siblings, Marleen Walker, William Tomlin, Lisa Travis, and Robert Tomlin; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Robert and Martha Ball Tomlin.

Robin was a very active member of Bridgewater Baptist Church, Hallstead. She was a mighty warrior for the Lord. She loved her family dearly and took great joy in becoming a grandmother. Robin had a gift for bringing joy to everyone she met. She had a humble spirit and would rather bless others.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, May 21, 2015 at the Tuttle-Yeisley Funeral Home, Inc. Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Should friends so desire, expressions of sympathy may take the form of a donation to Bridgewater Baptist Church, 107 Church Street, Montrose, PA 18801.

Helen Jean Roe

Helen Jean Roe, 83, of Susquehanna, passed away Saturday, May 16, 2015 peacefully at the Barnes Kasson SNF, Susquehanna, PA. She was the daughter of the late Harry and Catherine (Meyers) Roe.

She was predeceased by a brother Charles and a sister Mary. Helene is survived by her sister and brother-in-law Harriette and Howard Potter; niece Karen (Bob) Stone; grand niece Jessica (Joe) Burchell; two grand nephews Erick (Kelly) Stone and Bradley (Desiree) Stone.

Helen was retired from Endicott Johnson Corporation after many years of service. She enjoyed music, crocheting and flowers. Helen was gifted with the wonderful ability to play piano by ear.

A Memorial Service to celebrate the life of Helen will be held on Saturday, May 23, 2015, at 4:00 PM, at the Hennessey’s Funeral Home, 747 Jackson Ave., Susquehanna, PA.

Interment will directly follow the service in the Evergreen Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the Funeral Home on Saturday, May 23, 2015 from 3:00 – 4:00 PM.

Joann (McMahon) McIntyre

Joann (McMahon) McIntyre, 72, of Susquehanna, PA, passed away on May 12, 2015.  She was the daughter of the late Joseph T. McMahon and late Julia (Nawoichik) McMahon.  She is predeceased by her husband, John P. McIntyre, Sr., her sister, Mary Elizabeth (Betty) McMahon, her sister and brother-in-law, Helen Jean and Robert H. Raymond and close family friend, James J. Luciana.  She is survived by a son, John P. McIntyre, Jr. of Susquehanna, PA and a daughter and son-in-law, Terese (McIntyre) and Adam DeLaPlaine, Susquehanna, PA.  She is also survived by a granddaughter, Tori Lynn McIntyre of Webster, MA and twin grandsons, John (Jack) and Joseph DeLaPlaine, and close friends Elaine Andusko and Janet Burns.   A native of Susquehanna, Joann was a graduate of Laurel Hill Academy.  Throughout her career as an administrative secretary, she served senior executives at Singer Link and the Celotex Corporation, before retiring after twenty years of service from the Susquehanna Community School District.  Joann was a lifelong member of Saint John’s Church, Susquehanna, PA and was a longstanding member of the Altar and Rosary society along with serving on numerous church committees over the years.  She will be remembered for her quick wit and love of polkas and will be deeply missed. 

A mass of Christian Burial was held on Friday, May 15, 2015, at the St. John’s Church, Susquehanna, PA.

Burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery, Susquehanna.

Jayne S. Manzer

Jayne S. Manzer, of South Gibson, passed into the arms of her Lord as she completed her earthly journey and returned to her heavenly Father on May 7, 2015.

Born in Port Jervis, NY, she was the daughter of the late Jay and Mabel Ryder Schroeder of Matamoras, PA.

She was a graduate of Delaware Valley High School and Mansfield University. During her professional life, Jayne was an Elementary Educator with the Blue Ridge School District, prior to her retirement. She was a 43 year member of Delta Kappa Gamma, a past president of the Alpha Zeta Chapter and a current member of the Beta Rho Chapter. She served as president of the Louise Bache Women's Club of New Milford and was a member of St. Martin of Tours Roman Catholic Church in Jackson. She volunteered as a reading teacher with the literacy council of Susquehanna County and was also a substitute elementary teacher and worked at the Mountain View Elementary School as a volunteer aid for challenged children.
Jayne was a people person who loved being with people and having good conversation. She had excellent baking skills and her delicious treats earned her many Blue and Red ribbons from the Harford Fair Baked Goods Department. Any mistakes were relished treats for her husband, the dogs and the cats that populated the farm.

She is survived by her husband: Boyd Manzer; a daughter: Sarah Manzer and companion Bill Merritt all of South Gibson; sister's-in-law: Linda Hay and husband Phillip of Andover, KS and Margaret "Markie" Pratt of Brooklyn; nieces: Cannice and David Decker and Kerri and Andrew Ault; nephews: Scott Hay and Dustin and Rachel Pratt; great nieces and nephew; a surrogate sister: Cheryl Guinther and husband Paul; a surrogate mother: Fannie Colaiaco.

She was preceded in death by a son: T.J. Manzer.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, May 16, 2015 at St. Martin of Tours Church, 8175 SR 492, Jackson.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Shifler-Parise Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Clifford.

To share condolences and photos with Jayne's family visit her book of everlasting memories at

Mark Matis

Mark Matis, 59, of Susquehanna, PA, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, May 12, 2015.

Mark is survived by his mother, Frances; sisters Elizabeth Tingley (Terry), of Susquehanna, PA and Margaret Pitsko (John), of Nazareth, PA; and his brothers, Joseph Matis (Kathryn) and Matthew Matis, all of Susquehanna, PA. He will be sadly missed by his nieces and nephews, Julie Beard, Michael Matis, Ellen Matis, Ryan Pitsko, Leigh Pitsko, Regan Tingley, and Jordan Tingley as well as his great-nieces and -nephews Maura Beard, Evan Beard, Lilliana Matis, and Matthew Matis.

He was predeceased by his father, Michael J. Matis.

Mark was a dedicated employee for many years at Varsity Manufacturing and St. John’s Church.

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