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Thomasina DeAngelis, 83, Susquehanna, PA, passed away on Monday, January 13, 2003 at Barnes-Kasson County Hospital, Susquehanna, after an illness.

She was predeceased by her husband, Louis J. DeAngelis, on August 8, 1990; and one brother, Salvatore Zenobia.

She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Marcia and Charles Aliano, Susquehanna; two sisters, Beatrice Ficarro, Bloomfield, NJ, Victoria Peake, Phoenix, AZ; one grandson, Anthony Aliano, Harrisburg, PA; many special nieces and nephews.

She was a member of St. John’s Church, Susquehanna.

The funeral service was held on Thursday, January 16 at Hennessey’s Funeral Home, Susquehanna, and at St. John’s Church, where a Mass of Christian Burial was offered by the Rev. Charles Connor. Burial, St. John’s Cemetery, Susquehanna.

Memorial contributions may be made to Barnes-Kasson County Hospital, 400 Turnpike St., Susquehanna, PA 18847.


Mary Agnes Hand, 70, New Milford, PA, passed away Wednesday, January 15, 2003, at home. She was predeceased by her husband, Jerome Hand, in 1982; and by her sister, Regina Howard.

Surviving are three sons and two daughters-in-law, Martin Jerome and Janine Hand, Cedartown, GA, Thomas Patrick and Charlene Hand, Medford, WI, Michael D. Hand, Los Angeles, CA; five sisters, Josephine Fiege, Aston, PA, Edith Caruso, Littleton, CO, Rita Weaver, Glen Bernie, MD, Victoria Hardin, Kingsville, MD, Anna Ferruggio O’Brien, Baltimore, MD; seven grandchildren, Jackie, Jerry, Jimmy, Josephine, Henry, Anthony, Edward; several nieces and nephews.

Mary was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church, New Milford, and was involved in many church activities when her health permitted.

Funeral services were held from the Tuttle-Yeisley Funeral Home, Hallstead, and from St. John’s Catholic Church, New Milford, where a Mass of Christian Burial was offered by the Reverend Charles Connor. Interment, St. John’s Cemetery, New Milford.


Michael J. Gregus, 96, Great Bend, PA, formerly of Jackson, PA, passed away Saturday, January 4, 2003 at Moses-Taylor Skilled Nursing Facility, Scranton, PA. He was married to Anna Swartz Gregus, who predeceased him in 1986.

Surviving are a son, Michael S. Gregus, Scranton; a daughter, Joan M. Gregus, Great Bend, PA; 13 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by an infant son, Francis Gregus; and by a daughter, Evelyn H. Ofalt.

Michael worked for Penn Anthracite Mines and was a dairy farmer until retiring in 1962.

Funeral services were held from St. Joseph’s Lithuanian Roman Catholic Church, North Main Avenue, Scranton, where a Mass of Christian Burial was offered by Monsignor Madus. Interment, St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Moscow, PA.

Memorials in remembrance of Michael Gregus may be sent to Moses-Taylor Skilled Nursing Facility, Scranton, PA.

Arrangements were made by the Tuttle-Yeisley Funeral Home, Hallstead.


Robert Glenn Dean, 86, Montrose, PA died Friday, January 17, 2003, in Peckville, PA, after a long illness. He was born November 25, 1916 in Factoryville, PA, to the late Glenn C. and Geneva Gardner Dean. Robert was predeceased by his wife, M. Iree Dean on June 19, 1998. They were married on January 2, 1944. He is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Diane I. (Dean) and George MacGeorge, Annette G. Dean; one son, Attorney John R. Dean; two grandchildren, Carol (MacGeorge) and husband Greg Fugel, Clark MacGeorge; cousin, Attorney Benjamin Evans Dean; a good friend, John Muchisky; beloved dog, Spike.

Robert graduated from the University of Florida and the University of Florida Law School in 1938 and 1940 respectively. He served in the US Army Air Corps (now known as Air Force) from 1941 to 1946, serving in Africa and Europe. Robert received the following decorations and citations: European African Middle Eastern with seven battle stars; Air Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters; American Campaign Medal; American Defense Service Medal; World War II Victory Medal. He flew a C-47 airplane delivering airborne soldiers on D-Day as a Captain in the Army Air Corps. He commanded the Temple Hoff Airport in Berlin, Germany briefly after the war. When he was discharged from the service he was a Major. While in college he enjoyed the sport of boxing.

He served as District Attorney, Public Defender and County Solicitor of Susquehanna County, for many years. He also served as Solicitor for Montrose Borough and Montrose Municipal Authority for many years. In addition, he served as President of the Susquehanna County Bar Association for many years until his retirement. He loved and respected the practice of law and enjoyed serving his community in many different capacities.

A Funeral Service was held January 21, 2003 at the Daniel K. Regan Funeral Home, Montrose, with Reverend Elizabeth Moulton of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Montrose, officiating. Interment, Montrose Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Susquehanna County Humane Society, P.O. Box 45, Montrose, PA 18801; or the Alzheimer’s Association, Wilkes-Barre office, 63 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701.

Card of Thanks

The family of Jeanette Stone Wheeler wishes to thank everyone for their prayers and support during her illness and passing. Thanks to Dr. DeWitt. A special thanks to the workers at SNF for their dedicated and loving care. Thanks to the Thompson Hose Company for the meal.

God Bless.

Mary and Jim Sweeney

The Stone Family

In loving memory of our two sisters,

Marion Burman 11/02

Jeanette Wheeler 12/02

Joe and Ella Mae Stone

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