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Senior Airman Benjamin J. Rockwell "BJ" of Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, formerly of Susquehanna, PA, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, February 28, 2004, as a result of a motor vehicle accident near his home in Merkel, TX.

He attended Susquehanna Community Schools, where he graduated in 1998. After graduation, he joined the United States Air Force, serving as a hydraulic specialist on the B-1 bomber, the Lancer. He was deployed several times, in Oman during Operation Afghanistan Freedom, Nova Scotia and Guam. He received several outstanding performance awards and medals for his dedicated service to the United States and the United States Air Force, which he loved.

He was predeceased by his sister, Robin Marie Rockwell; his paternal grandparents, Albert and Betty Rockwell; his maternal grandfather, Harry J. Graves.

His loving parents survive him, mother, Robin Marvin and her husband, Floyd; his father, Stanley L. Rockwell and his fiancée, Alice Mills.

He is also survived by his brother and best friend, Senior Airman Jonathan R. Rockwell, now serving his country in the United States Air Force. Would also like to mention Sgt. Kenny McKee, his lifelong friend; his special love, Donann Drennan; his buddy, Doug Wilson; his mentor, Sgt. Edwardo Rodrigues and the entire 9th Bomb Squadron, the Bats; his aunts and uncles, Terry and Wanda Rockwell, Joe Rockwell, Ray and Carol Rockwell, Dale Rockwell and Kelly Lee, Dan and Diane Botts, Albert Rockwell, Jr., Ron and Pat Barton, Kim Meagley, Andy Meagley, Aaron and Michelle Rockwell; his maternal grandmother, Margarete Graves; aunts and uncles, Carmen Rockwell, Eugene and Gail Graves, Shirley Koziol, Stanley Koziol; many special cousins, relatives and friends.

His beautiful smile, great sense of humor, and dedication to his family and country will be greatly missed.

The funeral service was held on Friday, March 5, at Hennessey’s Funeral Home, Susquehanna. Burial, Stevens Point Cemetery, Stevens Point, PA.

Please consider a memorial donation to American Legion Post 86, Main St., Susquehanna, PA 18847.


Stephen Teter, Jackson, PA died Thursday, March 4, 2004 at Wilson Memorial Hospital, Johnson City, NY. He was born in Dickson City, PA and was the son of the late Joseph and Alexandra Teter.

He retired from the trucking business. He was a member of the St. Martin of Tours Church, Jackson,. He was an Army veteran of World War II and the recipient of the Purple Heart award. He was also a member of the American Legion of Susquehanna and the Grange in Gelatt.

His wife of 44 years, Anastasia predeceased him in 2003.

Surviving are a sister, Caroline Paulishak, Schenectady, NY; nieces and nephews; and also special nieces, Virginia Mackenzie, New Milford, PA, and Phyllis Fox.

His brothers, Walter, Edward, and Stanley predeceased him.

A Mass of Christian Burial was offered on Tuesday, March 9, at St. Martin of Tours Church, Jackson.

Interment will take place Wednesday, March 10, 2004 at the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, Pennsylvania.

Arrangements were made by the Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Inc., a Selected Independent Funeral Home, Montrose, PA.


Stella L. Dibble, 76, St. Roberts, MO, formerly of Lanesboro, PA, passed away on Friday, March 5, 2004 at Phelps County Regional Medical Center, Rolla, MO, after an illness.

She was predeceased by her husband of 54 years, Paul G. Dibble; one son, Paul D. Dibble.

She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Martha Dibble, Binghamton, NY, Raymond Scott and Dawn Dibble, Susquehanna, PA; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Susan and Clark Maiurano, Hamilton, OH, Rose and Jerry Greene, St. Roberts, MO, Barbara Haggerty and Mark Carvin, Susquehanna; thirteen grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 10, 11:00 a.m. at Hennessey’s Funeral Home, 208 Jackson Ave., Susquehanna.

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