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Charles W. Brant, 88, Great Bend Township, passed away Tuesday, July 8, 2003, in Peckville, PA. He was predeceased by his wife, Irene Skinner Brant, in 1997.

Surviving are a daughter, Suzanne Brant-Whaite and husband Raymond E., New Milford, PA; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert and Claire Brant, Edward and Marie Brant; a sister and brother-in-law, Julia and Durland Drake; a special nephew and niece, John and Jennifer Brant and son, Nathan, where Charles resided for several months earlier this year; many other loved nieces and nephews.

Charles owned and operated Brant’s Dairy, which was sold to Cloverdale in 1958. He continued to work for Cloverdale, which was later purchased by Dairylea. He worked for Dairylea until his retirement in the mid 1970’s. He had a great love of children, ponies and dogs. He spent many years going to pony pulls as a teamster. He also took his ponies to carnivals and fairs where he brought joy into the lives of many children by providing pony rides.

A funeral service was held from the Tuttle-Yeisley Funeral Home, Hallstead, with Pastor Craig Mark officiating. Interment, Newman Cemetery.

A special thank you to Midvalley Hospice Unit in Peckville where he spent his last days. They gave him comfort and freedom from pain with their love and skill.

Memorials in remembrance of Charles Brant may be sent to Personal Ponies, LTD, Inc., c/o Grampian Galloway Farm, Box 128, HCR 1, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.


Janet A. O’Neil, 69, Hallstead, PA, passed away Friday, June 11, 2003 surrounded by her family at Pages Lake. She is predeceased by her parents, George and Myrtle O’Neil; a brother, Mark O’Neil; two sisters, Catherine O’Neil, Rita Jacques.

Janet is survived by three sisters and one brother, Mary O’Neil, Hallstead, Margaret Ward, New Milford, Betty Williams, Kirkwood, James O’Neil, Hallstead; her nieces and nephews, Debbie and Ed Ucci and daughters, Courtney and Brittany, Kevin and Lisa O’Neil and daughters, Danelle and Kelsey, John and Pam Ward and sons, Stephen, Wesley, and Aaron, Patricia and Michael Decker and daughters, Larissa and Taylor, Ken and Diane Williams, Nancy and Ted Loomis and children, T. J. and Jessica, Kelly and Bruce White and daughter, Elise, Michael and Christine Williams; several special cousins and friends.

Janet was employed by GE in Johnson City for several years, and also worked at King Arthur’s of Endicott, Broome County Chamber of Commerce, and part-time for the Commonwealth of PA and the Handicapped Children Association of Johnson City. Her life was devoted to her family. Her love for them as well as her incredible smile will live in their hearts forever.

The family would like to thank Dr. Kloss of Lourdes Oncology Department and the staff of Lourdes Hospice program whose care and compassion were incredible. A special thank you to Sister Mary Ann who gave her strength and always made her smile.

A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Lawrence Church, Great Bend, with the Reverent Louis Kaminski officiating. Interment, St. Lawrence Cemetery.

Donations in remembrance of Janet O’Neil may be made to Lourdes Hospice Program or to handicapped Children of Johnson City.

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

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