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Edna A. Raub, 84, of Liberty Twp., Susquehanna Co., PA, died unexpectedly, Sunday, May 18, 2003 at Binghamton General Hospital, Binghamton, NY.

Born September 28, 1918 in Hop Bottom, PA she was the daughter of the late Floyd and Cora (Henry) Smith. Her husband, Glen A. Raub, Sr., predeceased her in 1998.

She was a retired switchboard operator for the former Jackson Telephone Company in Jackson, PA, a cook at the Country Lounge in Great Bend, PA, had operated a farm with her husband, loved crocheting and enjoyed baking.

Survivors include a daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy J. and James Decker, Hallstead, PA, Janet A. and Thomas Romanofski, Hanniable, NY; sons and daughters-in-law, Glenn A., Jr. and Edith Raub, Havelock, NC, Earl and Charlotte Raub, New Milford, PA; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; 8 great-great-grandchildren; 10 brothers and sisters; sister-in-law, Helen Raub, Gibson, PA; several nephews and nieces.

Services will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Bartron Funeral Home, Inc., a Selected Independent Funeral Home, 74 Church Street, Montrose, PA has been entrusted with the arrangements.


Sister M. Michaela Mollica, of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, died Sunday, May 18, 2003 at the Marian Convent, Scranton.

Born April 3, 1914, in Susquehanna, PA, daughter of the late Michael and Liberata Tomassi Mollica, she was a graduate of St. Paul’s Bing. She entered the IHM congregation on February 2, 1933. She made her temporary profession of vows August 2, 1935, and her final profession of vows August 1, 1938. She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Marywood College.

From 1935 to 1998, she served in various capacities, including supervisor, in the business office at St. Joseph’s Hospital, now Marian Community Hospital, Carbondale. She served as a prayer minister at the Marian Convent from 1998 until the time of her death.

Surviving are two sisters, Mary Parrillo, Hallstead, Anne Trapanese, Denver, CO.

She was also preceded in death by a sister, Louise Mollica; a brother, Peter Mollica.

Funeral services were held from Marian Convent. Interment, St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Moscow.

Memorial contributions may be made to the IHM Retirement Fund, IHM Center, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton, PA 18509.


Clara Ruth Cook, 82, Brandt, PA, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 24, 2003 at Barnes-Kasson Hospital, Susquehanna.

She was predeceased by her husband of 54 years, Harold Cook; father, Charles Valentine; mother, Jane LaBarre; two daughters-in-law, Reba Cook, Betty Cook; half brother, Arthur LaBarre.

Clara is survived by one sister, Mertie Smith; one brother, Gordon LaBarre; one daughter, Carol Cook and Don Haley; four sons and two daughters-in-law, Harold (Dick) Cook, Leon and Patricia Cook, Clair Cook and Shirley Smith, Larry Cook; eleven grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

She was retired from the Barnes-Kasson Hospital, where she was employed for 30 years and was a member of the Barnes-Kasson Hospital Auxiliary. Clara will also be remembered by many friends as an avid bingo player.

Funeral services were held at Hennessey’s Funeral Home, Susquehanna, with Rev. Kenneth Bitler officiating. Burial, Lanesboro Cemetery.

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


Paul E. Shofkom, 67, Susquehanna, PA, passed away suddenly on Thursday, May 22, 2003 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA.

He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Joann M. Shofkom; three children, Deborah and Thomas Brown, Conklin, NY, Carl Shofkom and close friend Kathy Szilagyi, Lancaster, PA, Paula and Robert Fiske, Susquehanna; seven grandchildren, Darrell, Amanda, Kevin, Nikki, Derick, Tiffany and Alexis; one great-grandchild, Joshua; three brothers and a sister-in-law, James (Elmer) and June, Delbert, and Gary; three sisters, Irene, Sadie, Bonnie; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Paul was retired from Mapes Moving and Storage, Inc. of Vestal, for 32 years and was a veteran of the US Air Force.

Dad was a true Yankees fan, he loved fishing, his garden and spending time with his family. He was our "rock" and made us who we are today. He was loved and respected by many and will be sadly missed by those who knew him. Rest in peace dear daddy, we love you very much.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 7, 2003 at 3:00 p.m., at the Lanesboro Community Church, Lanesboro, PA, with the Rev. Carl Batzel officiating.

Burial will be in the Thompson Cemetery, Thompson, PA, with full military honors being performed.

The family will receive friends at the Lanesboro Community Church from 2 to 3 p.m. on Saturday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lanesboro Community Church, Lanesboro, PA 18827.

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