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Wilma G. Miller, 70, Susquehanna, PA, passed away on Friday, June 13, 2003, at Community Medical Center, Scranton, PA after an illness.

She was born in Harmony Township, PA, the daughter of the late Leslie and Cassie (Quick) Spoonhower.

She was predeceased by her husband, Oscar A. Miller, on November 24, 1986; and by two sisters, Lillian Cook, Virginia Skinner; one brother, Sheridan Spoonhower.

Wilma is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Oscar and Kathy Miller, Jr., Peter and Michelle Miller, Christopher and Joni Miller; three daughters and one son-in-law, Cassandra Slocum and Mark Skiba, Catherine Miller and Mark Williams, Karlyn and Richard Voege; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Joan and Sal Ficarro, Mary Lou Keesler; eight grandchildren, Christopher and Kylie Slocum, Cassie, Ashley, Christian, Geena Miller, and Skyler and Samantha Voege; two sisters-in-law, Marie Lindstrom, Anna Hobart; one brother-in-law, Cecil Greenwood; special cousin, Horace and Helen Liebig; several nieces and nephews.

She was a member of St. John’s Church, Susquehanna. She previously worked at Matis Manufacturing; Barnes-Kasson Hospital, through the Green Thumb Program; and the Starrucca Post Office.

Wilma was a square dance caller for several years; she also served on the Election Board for Harmony Township, and was an Auditor for Harmony Township.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, June 17 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 Hospital, Turnpike St., Susquehanna, PA 18847.


Beatrice Zenobia Ficarro passed away Saturday, May 31, 2003 at Praxis Alzheimer’s Facility, Easton, PA. She was predeceased by her husband, Andrew Ficarro; one brother, Salvatore Zenobia; one sister, Marcia DeAngelis.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Andreea and Chuck DiGuilio, of Bloomfield, NJ and three grandsons, Chuck and Chris, of Bloomfield, and Mike, of Bridgewater, NJ; a sister, Victoria Peake, of Arizona; several nieces and nephews.

There was a memorial mass on Saturday, June 14 at St. John’s Church, Susquehanna.

Burial will be at St. John’s Cemetery, Susquehanna.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to: Praxis Alzheimer’s Facility, 500 Washington St., Easton PA 18042, Attn.: Janine Causerano, RN, AHA.


Margaret J. (O’Dwyer) Callahan, 65, Oakland, peacefully went to sleep in our Lord’s arms on Thursday, June 12, 2003 at Barnes-Kasson Hospital, Susquehanna, after a lengthy illness.

She was predeceased by her father, Michael O’Dwyer, Sr., in 1982.

She is survived by her mother, Barbara (Naylor) O’Dwyer; her loving husband of 39 years, Charles Callahan; one brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Frannie O’Dwyer, Keyport, NJ; one son, Daniel and fiancée, Jett; two daughters and one son-in-law, Colleen Callahan, Susquehanna, Barbara and Glenn Gesell, Ft. Myers, FL; grandchildren, Kristine, Rose Marie, Andrew; surrogate grandchildren, Charles, Justin, Courtney; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Frank and Frannie Erickson and family, New Jersey, Bill and Kathy Miller and family, New Jersey.

Margaret was born in Newark, NJ on September 23, 1937. She married Charles Callahan on May 16,1964. In 1991, she moved to Susquehanna, PA with her family. She was a devoted wife, mother, daughter, sister, and grandmother. She will be sadly missed by all.

Funeral services were held on June 14 at Hennessey’s Funeral Home, Susquehanna, with the Rev. Charles Connor officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to VFW Post #6223, Franklin St., Great Bend, PA 18821.

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