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Mary Martha Quick, 87, Susquehanna, passed away Sunday, November 11, 2001 at Barnes-Kasson Nursing Facility, Susquehanna. Mary was predeceased by her husband, Howard B. Quick in 1992.

Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Millie and Larry Gage, Windsor, NY, Marie and Donald Roberts, Binghamton, NY; a son and daughter-in-law, Gerald and Beverly Quick, Hallstead; ten grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews.

She was predeceased by two granddaughters, Dawn Roberts Jake, in 1998, and Michelle Roberts, in 1972.

Mary was a founding member of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Windsor. She was also a founding member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the West Windsor Volunteer Fire Dept.

Funeral services were held from Windsor.


Sally (Ferraro) Maiuri, 80, Montrose, passed away Monday, November 12, 2001, at the home of her daughter in Skippack, Montgomery County. She was the wife of the late Gabriel M. Maiuri, who passed away in 1990.

Surviving are a son, Gabriel C. Maiuri, Montrose; a daughter and son-in-law, Mary Jo and Michael J. Hoch, Skippack; a granddaughter, Meredith J. Hoch-Oescher and her husband, Kevin D., Feasterville.

Mrs. Maiuri was born July 15, 1921, in Sicily. She formerly resided in Somerset, NJ. She was employed for many years in New York City for the former R.E.A. Express as a statistician. She did volunteer work for the Lifelong Learning Department at Montgomery County Community College as well as at Salt Springs State Park, and was an auxiliary member of the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club, both in the Montrose area. An avid bowler, she bowled in a league, took walks every day, and enjoyed her time at Wildwood Crest, NJ. She spent time at the casinos in Atlantic City, NJ, as well as in Las Vegas, NV.

A Funeral Mass was offered at St. Helena Catholic Church, Center Square. Interment, St. Patrick Cemetery, Norristown.

For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to the Greater Delaware Valley Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 1 Reed. St., Second Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19147.


Fanny E. Kime, 80, Hallstead, passed away Tuesday, November 12, 2001, at Barnes-Kasson Skilled Nursing Facility, Susquehanna. Wesley Kime, her husband of 60 years, survives.

Also surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Wallace W. and Barbara Riggins, Vero Beach, FL; three grandchildren, Wesley and Terri Riggins, Orinda, CA, Walter Riggins, Raleigh, NC, Jeffrey and Shari Riggins, Glenmont, NY; six great-grandchildren.

Fanny was a member of First Baptist Church, Hallstead.

Funeral services were held from the Tuttle-Yeisley Funeral Home, Hallstead, with the Reverend Earl F. Grabey officiating. Interment, Rose Hill Cemetery, Hallstead.


William "Fuzzy" Whitford, 91, Nicholson, died Monday, November 12, 2001, at Moses Taylor Hospital after an illness. His wife, the former Norma G. Tripp, died July 10, 1995.

Surviving are a son, William E., Dalton; two daughters, Nancy Albrecht and Susan Lydon, both of Clarks Summit; a brother, Walter, Clarks Summit; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; nieces, nephews.

He was predeceased by two brothers, Charles, Edward.

William was born October 12, 1910, in Philadelphia, son of the late Edward and Stephanie Sismanska Whitford. He was an independent contractor in the Abingtons before his retirement. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of the Abingtons, Waverly, a former member of the Independent Order of the Odd Fellows and a member of the National Rifle Association, the Factoryville Sportsman Club and the Glenburn Sportsman Club. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed his CB radio.

Funeral services were held from Factoryville, officiated by the Rev. Sarah Miller, Pastor, Clarks Summit United Methodist Church. Interment, Chase Cemetery, Fleetville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wyoming County Senior Citizens Center, Meals on Wheels Program, 101 Dymond Terrace, Tunkhannock, PA 18567.


Mary E. Massie, Vestal, NY, formerly of Susquehanna, went to be with her Lord on Thursday, November 15, 2001 at Wilson Hospital. She was predeceased by her husband, Frederick Massie.

Surviving are her son, Frederick J. Massie; a son and daughter-in-law, Timothy and Vicki Massie; son-in-law and daughter, Brian and Margie Mather; daughter-in-law, Cathy Massie; seven grandchildren, Fred A. Massie, Shannon Massie, Mathew Massie, Melissa Massie, Tammy Telfer, Terri Howard, Brent Mather; ten great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Josephine Racz and Virginia Sherrow; nieces, nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents, Glenn and Diamond Hall; her sister, Winifred Barnes; her brother, Rexford Hall.

Mary was raised in Susquehanna. She worked as a beautician in Endicott during the 1940’s. She enjoyed her flower gardens, reading, and just recently donated several handmade afghans to the Vestal Nursing Home.

Funeral services were held from Endicott, NY, with the Rev. Edwin L. Martin, Pastor, Calvary United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment, Vestal Hills Memorial Park, Vestal, NY.

Expressions of sympathy may be made in Mary’s memory to the Vestal Volunteer Emergency Squad, 324 Myrtle St., Vestal, NY 13850; or to the American Cancer Society, 57 Front St., Binghamton, NY 13905.


Maurice D. Taylor, 95, Montrose, died Wednesday, November 14, 2001, at home. He was the husband of the former Charlotte Stilson, whom he married in June, 1985. He was predeceased by his first wife, the former Margaret Beach.

Also surviving are a daughter, Janet M. Taylor, Westchester, IL; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, A. Ralph Taylor, Elizabethtown, Charles Taylor, Tempe Terrace, FL.

He was predeceased by two brothers, Louis and Leon Taylor; two sons, Dr. Donald J. and Gordon D. Taylor; a daughter, Margaret Green.

Maurice was born April 13, 1906 in Dixon. He was the son of the late George and Ora Thomas Taylor. A 1924 graduate of Montrose High School, his career in music education began at the age of 14, when he and his brother offered music lessons and rented musical instruments. He also organized the first Montrose Community Band. In 1927, he was asked to teach music at Montrose High School, and in 1928, the combined band from the high school and the community won first prize in the Pennsylvania state finals for small-school bands. He also organized massed band concerts, which included bands from the surrounding community; one of the larger gatherings included over 600 participants. In 1938, he was asked to print material he was using in organizing bands, and this led to the establishment of his publishing company, Montrose Music House. The first series of books was called "Easy Steps to the Band," and he put together over 158 music books. After retiring for the first time from teaching in 1955, he stayed active in music by writing and traveling to college campuses as a guest speaker. In 1967, he returned to Montrose High School to teach music and again retired in 1972. He was called the dean of Pennsylvania school band directors by his fellow members of the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association, of which he was a lifetime member. In 1980, he was granted an honorary doctor of music degree from Susquehanna University and in 1993 received a citation of excellence from the National Band Masters Association. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Montrose.

Funeral services were held from the First Presbyterian Church of Montrose.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Montrose, 71 Church St., Montrose, PA 18801.


Pamela M. Materese, 48, Susquehanna, passed away Saturday, November 17, 2001, in the Hospice Unit at Lourdes Hospital, Binghamton, NY. Her loving husband of 18 years, John V. Materese, survives.

Also surviving are two very loving children, Joanna R. Materese and Vincent R. Materese, at home; her loving mother, Beverly Fisk, Adrian, PA; her loving father, Thomas R. Wood and his wife Doreen M., Great Bend; her loving mother-in-law, Ann Materese, Endicott, NY; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Valerie J. and Mark Raymond, Orlando, FL, Kathryn R. and Bill Watkins, Hallstead; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Diane and Tom Ward, CO; three step-siblings, Teri Brink, David Brink, Kevin Brink; a nephew, Kyle; two nieces, Deana and Kathleen.

Pamela attended St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Great Bend. She was a food service employee at the Binghamton Psychiatric Center.

Funeral services were held from the Tuttle-Yeisley Funeral Home, Hallstead, and at St. Lawrence Church, officiated by The Reverend Louis Kaminski. Interment, St. Lawrence Cemetery, Great Bend.

Card of Thanks

The Family of Marguerieta Swartz extends heartfelt thanks for the many cards, flowers, food, memorial contributions and other expressions of sympathy extended to us during our recent loss. A special thank you to Kathy and Laurel of Hospice St. John, Dr. Ramanujan, Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital Hospice, Ross and the Emergency Department staff, Pastor Brian Lucas of the Starrucca Methodist Church, and Pastor John Grove of the Starrucca Baptist Church. The support, love, and prayers of family, friends, and neighbors helped us through a very difficult time.

God bless you all.

Wendell Swartz and Family

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