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February 22, 2017 Current Issue Home
Joseph Oscar Shay

Joseph Oscar Shay, 72, Susquehanna, died Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at Barnes-Kasson Hospital, Susquehanna, after an illness. He is survived by his wife, the former Virginia Hallstead.

Born August 18, 1944 in Susquehanna, he was the son of the late Oscar and Gertrude Harding Shay.

Joe had been a proud, self employed quarry-man in the flagstone business for many years. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and he adored his grandchildren.

He is survived by two step sons, Leroy Rogers and James Bishop, both of Susquehanna; grandchildren, Natasha Bishop, Kevin Sylvester, Kristy Monks, Brooke Morrison, Angie, Christine, Mindy, Sandy and Vicky Rogers; 8 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Rose Marie Shay and granddaughter, Jenny Rogers.

As per Joe's request he was cremated and no services were held.

Arrangements by Shifler-Parise Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 18 Airport Rd., Clifford, PA.

To share condolences and photos with Joe's family, visit his book of everlasting memories at

Carlton H. Mallery

Carlton H. Mallery, 64 of Susquehanna, PA, was peacefully called home by his Lord and Savior at Lourdes Hospital after a valiant fight with cancer on Thursday morning, February 16, 2017.

He left behind his high school sweetheart and loving wife of 46 years Darlene (Snyder) Mallery. Carl was the proud and beloved father and grandfather (“Poppy”) to their two children and seven grandchildren: daughter, Stacy Mallery and husband Sean Murphy; son Carlton D. Mallery and wife Dana (Hutchinson); grandchildren, Steven and Danyelle Skurski, Stephanie Skurski, Breanna Bushong, Becca Bushong, Alyssa Hutchinson, Cole and Danielle Mallery, Cameron (CJ) Mallery.

He was predeceased by his father Gordon E. Mallery Jr. and mother Kathryn Satterly.  He is survived by his four siblings, Norma Swetland (Mineral Point PA), John Mallery (Champlin MN), Alan Mallery (Bemidji MN), and Brenda Tally (Commerce TX).

Carl served in the Army in Vietnam and later in the Army National Guard and was a member of the American Legion and VFW.  He received his Associates Degree in Business from LCCC.

Carl was a hard worker and worked many years for Bendix, then later for Boughton’s Auto Salvage, Dovatron, Willow Run Foods, and Suit Kote.  He was a talented carpenter and enjoyed working with his hands, camping with his wife, hunting and spending time with his family.

He will be greatly missed by many. His family will celebrate his life privately. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The American Cancer Society. 

Arrangements by Hennessey's Funeral Home Inc., 747 Jackson Ave., Susquehanna, PA 18847.

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