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Elery L. Corwin, 76, of Montrose, PA died unexpectedly on Wednesday November 26, 2003 at his home. He was born in Rushville Twp., PA to the late Delbert R. and Emma R. (Shadduck) Corwin. His wife, Genevieve (Madigan) Corwin survives.

Elery graduated from Montrose High School in 1945 and was a Korean War Veteran, serving in the Army. He owned and operated the Red & White grocery store on Public Ave for many years. He was a great supporter of the Little League and was a member of the VFW Ayres-Stone Post # 5642, Montrose, PA.

Besides his wife, a son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Carol Corwin, Hinesville, GA; two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Ken Tighe, Natick, MA, Nancy and Ken Vaccaro, Acton, MA; special member of the family and spouse, Richard and Nancy Gardner, East Meadow, L.I., NY; six grandchildren, Adam, Jeremy and Nicholas Corwin, Joseph and Jack Tighe and Kayla Vaccaro; a sister and brother-in-law, Donna and Richard Goff, Montrose, PA; two nieces, Sally Goff and Debbie Conklin; two nephews, Gary and Scott Goff also survive Elery.

A Funeral Service was held on Sunday, November 30, at the Montrose United Methodist Church with Rev. Dr. Horace Brown King officiating. Interment, Montrose Cemetery.

Donations in Elery’s name may be made to the VFW Scholarship fund at P.O. Box 43 Montrose, PA 18801.

Arrangements were made by the Daniel K. Regan Funeral Home.


Marion King, Susquehanna, died Thursday, November 27, 2003.

Marion was the daughter of Jeremiah and Elizabeth Donahue and was predeceased by her parents and brothers, Leo, Joe and Bill Donahue.

She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Joe; her loving children, son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Nancy King (and Nancy’s family), Corvallis, OR, and her daughter and son-in-law, Mary Ellen and Duane Bronson, Binghamton, NY. She is also survived by her in-laws, John and Loretta King, Binghamton, Mary Donahue, Binghamton, and Helen Haggerty, Boynton Beach, FL; several cousins; many friends in both Binghamton and Susquehanna. Marion was "Aunt Maymee" to her nieces and nephews and their families, Jack and Pat Demer, Binghamton, JoAnn and Don Yannuzzi, Binghamton, Bill and Dottie Donahue, Easton, PA and John and Shirley Donahue, Arizona.

Marion lived in downtown Binghamton and worked at the Fair Store in Binghamton, until she moved to Susquehanna when she and Joe were married in 1952. She continued to work at intervals at the Fair Store until she joined Joe in their own business, Susquehanna Beverages. She was known as the "classy lady with the hat" who was proud of her Irish heritage, loved to have a good time, and enjoyed sending cards and letters to her friends and family.

A funeral Mass was held from St. John’s Church, Susquehanna, with the Rev. Robert Simon officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Church, Susquehanna, PA 18847.

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


George M. Cavanaugh, 81, Susquehanna, PA, passed away on Friday, November 28, 2003, at Barnes-Kasson Hospital, Susquehanna.

He was born in Union Dale, PA, the son of the late John and Martha (Washington) Cavanaugh.

He was predeceased by a sister, Florence Hall; and a grandson, John Michael Stanek.

He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Betty (Munson); three sons and a daughter-in-law, Donald Cavanaugh, Larry Cavanaugh, Timothy and Debra Cavanaugh, all of Susquehanna; three daughters and sons-in-law, Virginia and Raymond Ayres, Kathy and Ozzie Miller, Susan and John Stanek, all of Susquehanna; four brothers and sisters-in-law, Francis and Jean Cavanaugh, Montrose, PA, William and Gussy Cavanaugh, Indiana, John and Marilyn Cavanaugh, New Milford, PA, James and Cora Lee Cavanaugh, Dimock, PA; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

George was a member of the Lanesboro Community Church, Lanesboro, PA. He was a veteran of the US Army, serving during World War II. He was retired from Dumac Forestry Company, Endwell, NY. A private memorial service was held with Rev. Carl Batzel officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lanesboro Community church, Lanesboro, PA 18827.

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


Lois B. Agler, 90, Oakland, PA, passed away on Friday, November 28, 2003.

She was born in Susquehanna, PA, the daughter of the late Edward and Bertha (Colwell) Beavan.

She was predeceased by her husband, Herman Agler in 1972; a brother, LeGrande Beavan; and a granddaughter, Micki Jo Hayden.

Lois is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, H. Richard and Virginia Agler, Florida, Jack and Kaye Agler, Oakland; three daughters and son-in-law, Barbara Agler, California, Annette and Stewart Hayden, Susquehanna, Karen Fritch, Easton, PA; one brother, Ivan Beavan, California; 15 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Lois was a member of the Susquehanna United Methodist Church, Susquehanna. Lois was retired from the Susquehanna County Library and Susquehanna Sears Catalog Store. She also managed the concession at Penn-Can Racetrack for several years and owned a small store in Oakland. Lois enjoyed gardening, bowling and golfing.

The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, December 3, 10:00 a.m. at Hennessey’s Funeral Home, 208 Jackson Ave., Susquehanna, with the Rev. Kenneth Bitler officiating. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery, Susquehanna.

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