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William Roth, 71, Susquehanna, passed away Thursday, May 29, 2003 at home after an illness.

William was born in Newark, NJ, the son of the late Edgar and Catherine (Deobler) Roth.

He was predeceased by one grandson, William Roth.

He is survived by his wife, Dawn (Arthur) Roth; one son, Brian Roth, Conklin, NY; seven daughters and three sons-in-law, Pat Roth, Waynesburg, PA, Anne and Wally Burke, Eagletown, OK, Mary Frisbee, Susquehanna, Loretta and Rick Burch, Conklin, NY, Kathy Canfield-Tompkins, Conklin, NY, Tracy and John Ball, Susquehanna, April Baldwin, Canoga Park, CA; nine grandchildren.

William was retired from the Frito-Lay Company, Kirkwood, NY.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 7, at 2 p.m. at the home of Calvin and Dorothy Arthur, Bethel Hill Road, off Route 171, Harmony Township.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Susquehanna Fire Department or the American Cancer Society.


Madeline G. Maynard, 78, Montrose, PA, died Friday, May 30, 2003 . Born May 3, 1925 in Lathrop Township, Susquehanna County, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Katherine (Safin) Grego. Her beloved husband of 50 years, Ralph S. Maynard predeceased her on December 1, 1996.

Madeline was born and raised on a farm near Hop Bottom, PA, the daughter of Austrian immigrants. She graduated from high school at age sixteen. A graduate of Mansfield University with a BA in Home Economics and English by age 20, she moved to Harford, PA to teach home economics at Harford High. There she met her match and married him. Madeline and Ralph moved to Montrose and set up housekeeping on Cherry St. Soon Madeline's skills focused on parenting as she and Ralph raised their three children. She was a homemaker but more importantly, she was a devoted family-maker, whose creativity and generous spirit shaped her family. Later she began teaching special education for Montrose School District, and Susquehanna County. Her professional path then returned to home economics. For 17 years, she was the Susquehanna County Home Economist of the Pennsylvania State University. Her many responsibilities included overseeing the 4-H program and organizing many educational groups throughout the county. She also pioneered organizing of local artists and craftspeople. Her greatest goal was to encourage, encourage, encourage. She belonged to the First Presbyterian Church of Montrose, where she served as Deaconess as well as supporting many church activities. A member of the American Home Economics Association, she traveled to conferences to continue her education. She also was member of the Montrose Civic League, the Rotary-Ann's of Montrose, and was honored as a Paul Harris Fellow in 1994.

Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Richard S. and Anne Marie Maynard, of Philadelphia, PA, Jack A. and Peggy Maynard, of Brackney, PA; daughter, Marie M. Millard of San Diego, CA and Montrose, PA. She was blessed with nine grandchildren, David, Kevin, and Daniel Maynard, Philip, Rebecca and Sarah Maynard, Michael and Katherine Millard. Also surviving are brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Dorothy Grego, of Morris, PA and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her sister, Marian Park; brothers John, Michael, George, Peter, and Frank Grego; a grandson, Michael T. Maynard.

Services will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, June 7, at the First Presbyterian Church of Montrose, 71 Church Street, Montrose PA 18801. The family will receive friends on Friday from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Bartron Funeral Home, Inc., a Selected Independent Funeral Home, 74 Church Street, Montrose, PA.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice or to her church at the above address.


Raymond L. Wayman, 79, Susquehanna, PA, passed away Friday, May 30, 2003 at Barnes-Kasson Hospital after an illness.

He was born in Scott Township, PA, the son of the late Albert and Flora (Smith) Wayman.

He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Marie (Riley) Wayman; five daughters, Norine Edwards, Afton, NY, Linda Swaboski, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Joan Lawson, Windsor, NY, Esther Buchanan, Stevens Point, PA, Marie Butts, Melrose, PA; five sons, Graydon Wayman, Melrose, PA, Charles Wayman, New Milford, PA, Williams Wayman, Melrose, PA, Stephen Wayman, Morris, NY, Raymond Wayman, Jr., Montreal, Canada; one sister, Stella Dibble, Susquehanna, PA; 28 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Raymond owned and operated a dairy farm for many years and was also employed by the Susquehanna Community School District until his retirement in 1986. Raymond was a member of the Windsor Pilgrim Holiness Church.

A funeral service was held on Monday, June 2 from the Windsor Pilgrim Holiness Church, with Rev. Billie Bidwell officiating. Burial, Lakeview Cemetery, Lakeview, PA.

Arrangements were made by Hennessey’s Funeral Home, Susquehanna.


Shirley H. Chapman, 69, Montrose, PA, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Saturday, May 31, 2003. She was born in Arnot, PA, to the late Clarence and Florence (Shink) Hodder. Her husband of 47 years, Alfred "Bud" Chapman, survives.

Shirley was a member of the Craft Club of Montrose and spent many years as a baby-sitter for neighbors and friends. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and will be remembered always for wearing a smile.

A son and fiancée, Mark R. Chapman, Sr. and Shari Shelnutt, Montrose, PA; two grandchildren, Mark R. Chapman, Jr. and Tina Marie Chapman, Avoca, PA; four sisters, Violet Lloyd, Blossburg, PA, Elsie Krause, Mainsburg, PA, Bernice Clark, Wellsboro, PA, Sylvia Lamonski, Morris Run, PA; two brothers, Robert Hodder, Morris Run, PA, Ronald Hodder, Blossburg, PA; many nieces, nephews and cousins also survive Shirley.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 4, at the Daniel K. Regan Funeral Home, Montrose, with Rev. Dr. Horace Brown King of the Montrose United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in the South Montrose Cemetery.

Friends may call on the family at the funeral home from 12 noon until time of the service on Wednesday.

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