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The Rev. Dr. Kenneth K. Elgena, Factoryville, died Friday, October 4, 2002, in the VNA Hospice Unit at Community Medical Center after an illness. His wife is the former Ruth "Sue" Hatfield. They celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary June 15.

Born May 21, 1917, in Thompson, son of the late Fred and Tressa Welsh Elgena, he moved to the Factoryville area in 1978. He served as pastor of the First Baptist Church, Center Moreland, the First Baptist Church of Great Valley, NY, the Dedham Baptist Church, East Dedham, MA, the Park Avenue Baptist Church, Binghamton, NY, and the South Baptist Church, Flint, MI. He also taught homiletics and pastoral studies at Baptist Bible College, South Abington Township, for eight years and was a representative for alumni and pastors at the college for 18 years.

He was a graduate of Baptist Bible College, and received an honorary doctorate degree from Los Angeles Baptist College and Seminary. He was a member of the Heritage Baptist Church, Clarks Summit. After retirement, he spoke at many churches and conferences with his twin brother.

Also surviving are a daughter, Janet Sue Simcic, Orange, CA; his twin brother, the Rev. Dr. Carl E. Elgena, Thompson; two grandsons; two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was conducted at the Heritage Baptist Church, Clarks Summit, by the Rev. Dr. Gary Moosey. Interment, Thompson Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the College Fund at Baptist Bible College, 538 Venard Road, Clarks Summit, PA 18411.

Arrangements were made by the Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home, Clarks Summit.


Adrian J. "Stubby" Baldwin, 56, Thompson, PA, passed away Tuesday, September 17, 2002, at his home after a courageous battle against cancer.

He was born October 3, 1945, the son of Adrian and Elma (Bedford) Baldwin. Stubby graduated from Susquehanna Consolidated High School in 1963.

He was predeceased by his father, Adrian Baldwin on October 3, 1971; his twin brother, Adeon L. Baldwin, on October 3, 1946; a brother, Hal G., on November 30, 1996.

He is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Rhondra (Brooker) Baldwin, Thompson; mother, Elma A. Baldwin, Susquehanna; two daughters, Kristine Carpenter, Thompson, Laurie and John Frye, Thompson; one son, Jeffrey and Sarah (French), Oakland, PA; one brother, Wilson E. Baldwin and Betty Kochmer, Thompson; one sister, Joan and David Hanrahan, Susquehanna; five grandchildren, Michael, Steven and Emily Frye, Thompson, Amber Lyn and Bryce Baldwin, Susquehanna; several nieces and nephews.

He was a member of the Thompson United Methodist Church, and a lifetime member of the Thompson Hose Company.

He had been an employee of the Montrose Publishing Co., Montrose, for 28 years.

Funeral services were held on September 20, from Hennessey’s Funeral Home, Susquehanna, with Rev. Brian Lucas officiating. Interment, Starrucca Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Thompson Hose Company; or the American Cancer Society.

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