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William Eucker, Jr., 76, Kingsley, PA passed away Monday, February 9, 2004 after a protracted illness. Janet Irene Eucker, his loving wife of 55 years, survives.

Also surviving are four sons, Michael, William, David and Daniel; four daughters, Susan, April, Carrie Lea and Donna Kay; a brother, Donald Eucker; 21 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

William was a member of Lakeview Mennonite Church. He was the original owner and developer of April Valley Campground.

A funeral service was held at Lakeview Mennonite Church on February 12, with Pastor Blaine Detwiler officiating. Interment, Gelatt Cemetery.

Memorial donations in remembrance of William Eucker, Jr. may be made to the memorial funds of Lakeview Mennonite Church, RR 1 Box 55, Susquehanna, PA 18847 or to Faith Mountain Christian Academy, RR 1 Box 148 A, Susquehanna, PA, 18847.


Dorothy A. Holmes, 76, Susquehanna, passed away after a courageous battle with leukemia at Mercy Hospital, Scranton, PA on Tuesday, February 10, 2004.

She was the daughter of the late William and Gladys (Bedford) Lake. Her grandmother, Fanny Jane Bedford was an immigrant from Scotland and made her home in South Gibson, PA.

She was predeceased by her husbands, Floyd Mead, Sr., and Reed Holmes. Also predeceased are her sisters, Marguerite Lee and Madelyn Vallelong and brother, Francis Lake.

She is survived by her loving family, sons Floyd A. Mead, Susquehanna, Alan R. Mead, Jacksonville, FL; daughters and son-in-law, Joann and Bob Jensen, Binghamton, NY, Dawn Truskolaski, Oakland, PA; sister, Loretta Hunt, Chenango Forks, NY; brother and sister-in-law, Gerald and Jan Lake, Susquehanna; her grandchildren, who all had a special place in her heart, Tara, Paul, Joe, Steve, Matt, Cathi and Chris; eight great-grandchildren; three nieces and three nephews and their families; cousins.

Dorothy was born and raised in Susquehanna, an armchair philosopher, author, writer of poetry and short stories. She wrote poetry for two book publications, "Poets and Work" and "Bells Letters." She had long friendships with other writers, artists and many friends throughout the United States. She was a humorist who most always saw the funny side of the downside of things. Dorothy was a lover of life, books, music, baseball, animals, "Pennsylvania" and a devout believer in her hometown "Susquehanna" where she lived all her life. Thanks for the memories!

The funeral service was held on February 13 at Hennessey’s Funeral Home, Susquehanna, with Brother Dan Gealucci officiating. Burial, North Jackson Cemetery, North Jackson.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mercy Hospital, 746 Jefferson Ave., Scranton, PA 18510.


Kristine M. Johnson, 38, of Montrose, PA passed away tragically after the birth of her baby girl on Thursday, February 12, 2004 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. She was born in Belleville, NJ to Richard N. and Isabelle (Schultz) Schneider of North Arlington, NJ.

Kristine was a loving wife and mother and a member of the Holy Name of Mary Church, Montrose, PA.

Besides her parents, a loving husband of 20 years, Marty Johnson, their four children, Zachary Jerome, Piper Anne, Timber Rose and River Blossom, four siblings, Gerry Fitzpatrick, Richard Schneider, Jr., Anna Mae Jones, Alicia Conroy, several nieces and nephews also survive Kristine.

A Mass of Christian Burial was offered on Monday, February 16, 2004 at Holy Name of Mary Church with Father James R. Nash officiating. Interment will be in the Fairdale Cemetery, Jessup Twp., PA. A Prayer Vigil was held on Sunday evening.

Arrangements were made by the Daniel K. Regan Funeral Home Montrose, PA.


Louise E. Bayne, 87, Liberty Township, passed away Monday, February 16, 2004 t her home. William J. Bayne, Sr., her beloved husband of 59 years, survives.

Also surviving are a son, William J. Bayne, Jr., Hallstead, PA; a sister, Lillian Morris, Philadelphia, PA; a sister-in-law, Martha Bayne, Woxall, PA; three nieces; one nephew.

Louise was a member of Franklin Forks United Methodist Church.

A funeral service will be held at the United Methodist Church, Franklin Forks, on Thursday, February 19, at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Alan Finney officiating. The family will receive callers at Tuttle-Yeisley Funeral Home, 5 Susquehanna Avenue, Hallstead, PA from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday evening, and at the church on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of the services.

Memorials in remembrance of Louise E. Bayne may be sent to Memorial Fund, Franklin Forks United Methodist Church, RR 3, Montrose, PA 18801.

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