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George F. Bishop, 67, Brooklyn, PA, died Monday, December 2, 2002. Born March 19, 1935 in Sanford, NY, he was the son of the late Raymond and Cecil (Brown) Bishop. On June 29, 1957, he was married to Lorraine Urpack, who survives.

He was a stone quarryman and worked for the Brooklyn Township Road Maintenance crew. Previously he worked for the former Hallstead Foundry. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and watching NASCAR, boxing and football.

In addition to his wife, survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and Daniel Albert, Kingsley, Pa; sons and daughters-in-law, Raymond J. Bishop, Robert L. and Sharon Bishop, Paul E. and Heather Bishop, Joseph E. Bishop, Jack L. Bishop, all of Brooklyn, PA, John F. Bishop, Kingsley; sisters, Liddi DeWitt and Alice Turner, both of Susquehanna, PA; brothers, Albert Bishop, Brandt, PA, Ernest Bishop, Franklin Forks, PA, Leonard Bishop, Binghamton, NY; mother-in-law, Sophie Sterling, Brooklyn, PA; nine grandchildren; nieces, nephew; cousins.

A son, Michael Allan Bishop, and three infant sons predeceased him.

Services were held from the Bartron Funeral Home, Inc. A Selected Independent Funeral Home, 74, Church Street, Montrose.


Richard A. "Dick" Griffin, 84, New Milford, PA, died on Saturday, December 7, 2002, at Barnes-Kasson Skilled Nursing Facility, Susquehanna, PA.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Elizabeth Hartt Griffin; daughters, Julia Stiles, Ithaca, NY, Janet Siefring, State College, PA, Carol Remington, Bethesda, MD; sons, Richard, Endwell, NY, Brian, New Milford; four grandchildren, Jamie and Ellen Siefring, Lindsey and Richie Griffin; several nieces and nephews.

Dick was born on August 3, 1918 in Scranton, PA, and moved to Lakeside PA, at age 7. He graduated from New Milford High School in 1936. From 1942 to 1945 he served with the 3402d Army Ordnance Company in Burma and India. After World War II, he worked as a mechanic and co-owner of Griffin Brothers’ Garage, for McConnell’s Garage, and for the Pennsylvania Highway Department. He retired in 1980.

Dick was a member of the United Methodist Church for more than 70 years and held various offices. He was a Lifetime Member of the Columbia Hose Company and a member of the New Milford Grange. An active volunteer, he helped to build the village swimming pool, worked at the Recycling Center, delivered Meals-on-Wheels, and transported patients for the Area Agency on Aging.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, December 14, 2:00 p.m. at the New Milford United Methodist Church. The family will greet friends at the church Saturday from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

Those who wish may send contributions in memory of Richard A. Griffin to Barnes-Kasson SNF, Susquehanna, PA 18847; to the United Methodist Church, New Milford, PA 18834; or to Columbia Hose Company, New Milford, PA 18834.

In Loving Memory Of Brooke Gall 6/27/81 to 12/12/00

We thought of you with love today,
But that is nothing new.
We thought about you yesterday,
And days before that, too.
We think of you in silence,
We often speak your name.
Now all we have are memories,
And your picture in a frame.
Your memory is our keepsake,
With which we’ll never part.
God has you in His keeping,
We have you in our hearts.
With all our love,
Grandpa & Granny Gall

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