Main News
County Living
Church Announcements
Dated Events
Military News
Subscribe to the Transcript

Watch This space for information on upcoming events in Susquehanna County.

Please visit our kind sponsors

Issue Home February 18, 2003 Site Home


Joseph Edward Ball, 89, of River Mede Manor, Binghamton, NY, formerly of Susquehanna, PA and Crescent City, FL, passed away Sunday, February 9, 2003, one month before his 90th birthday.

Joe was born in Susquehanna on March 11, 1913, the son of the late James and Agnes (Larkin) Ball.

He was predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Helen Woodmansee Ball; three sons, Joseph Ted Ball, Timothy George Ball, Steven Charles Ball.

He is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Joe Miller, Apalachin, NY; one son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Cecy Ball, Springville, PA; daughter-in-law, Jacqueline Ball, Wesley Chapel, FL; eight grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Russell Ball, River Mede Manor, James and Rita Ball, Huntsville, Alabama; three sisters-in-law, Leona Woodmansee, Windsor, NY, Doris Russell, Clayton, NY, Mabel Abrams, Montrose, PA; nieces and nephews.

Joe started his long career as a meat cutter at the Acme in Susquehanna and then to the A & P for many years. Joe retired from the A & P in 1975, then moved to Florida where he lived for twenty years. He spent the last seven years as a resident at River Mede Manor where he thoroughly enjoyed his great-grandchildren. He was also very fortunate to have had the care and support of the staff and residents at River Mede which he considered his second family.

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

A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. John’s Church on February 13, by the Rev. Charles Connor. Burial, St. John’s Cemetery, Susquehanna.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Susquehanna Fire Department, P.O. Box 175, Susquehanna, PA 18847.


Mr. Arthur R. Burlew, Sr. lost his battle with lung cancer. He passed away on Monday, February 3, 2003 at Barnes-Kasson Hospital.

Mr. Burlew was predeceased by his late wife, Mary Ann Burlew, in 1991.

He resided in Union, NJ, before moving to Thompson, PA, in 2000. For the last six months he resided with his daughter, Marjorie E. Johnson and her two sons, Raymond and Justin.

He is also survived by a son, Arthur R. Burlew, Jr., Florida, and four other daughters, Mrs. Deborah Finkelstein, Mrs. Cheryl Bellino, Mrs. Marion Serra and Mrs. Robin Price; a sister, Sandra Forsythe; six brothers. He also leaves behind several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Mr. Burlew was a volunteer fireman in the early 1970’s in Mountainside, NJ. He was also a security guard for Engelhard Industries, also in NJ.

Mr. Burlew has entered his finally resting place at the Vestal Hills Memorial Park,Vestal, NY.


Elda Vaccaro, 88, formerly of Susquehanna, PA, passed away on Monday, February 10, 2003, at Gracious Living Estates, South Montrose, PA.

She was the widow of Andrew Vaccaro, who died in 1959. She was also predeceased by one brother, Lorenzo Paolacci; a stepfather, Angelo Mercuri.

Elda is survived by two sons, Michael Vaccaro, Montrose, PA, Richard Vaccaro, Irwin, PA; a sister, Georgianna (Jay Mercuri) Caffrey; six grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins.

Elda was born in Susquehanna, the daughter of the late George and Mary Sallusti Paolacci. She was educated in San Vito, Italy, near Rome. At the age of sixteen, she returned to Susquehanna, where she spent most of her life.

She was employed by the Matis Manufacturing Company until her retirement. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Parish and its Altar and Rosary Society.

Elda was known for her exceptional culinary skills, as well as for her expertise at handiwork, especially knitting and crocheting.

Funeral services were held on Friday, February 14, from Hennessey’s Funeral Home, Susquehanna, and from St. John’s Church, Susquehanna, where a Mass of Christian Burial was offered by the Rev. Charles Connor. Interment, St. John’s Cemetery, Susquehanna.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Church or to a charity of the donor’s choice.


Helena A. Maby, 93, Susquehanna, PA, passed away Wednesday, February 12, 2003 at Barnes-Kasson County Hospital after an illness.

She was born in Mehoopany, PA, the daughter of the late Hugh and Adda Whipple.

She was predeceased by her husband, Floyd Maby; one brother and sister-in-law; one great-granddaughter.

Helena is survived by one daughter, Marlene Ackley, with whom she resided; son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Maria Maby, Lanesboro; one granddaughter, Donna Reed; four grandsons, Dennis and Shannon Reed, Davis and Helen Reed, Gregory and Carmen Maby, Christopher and Tiffany Maby; five great-grandsons; four great-granddaughters.

She ran the Lanesboro Senior Center for many years, and was a member of the Barnes-Kasson County Hospital Auxiliary.

A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family.

The burial will be in the Vaughn Cemetery, Mehoopany.

Back to Top

News  |  Living  |  Sports  |  Schools  |  Churches  |  Ads  |  Events
Military  |  Columns  |  Ed/Op  |  Obits  | Archive  |  Subscribe