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Dean P. Kelly, Susquehanna, PA, passed away Monday, June 21, 2004 at Barnes-Kasson Hospital, Susquehanna.

He was predeceased by his father, Carl D. Kelley, in 1994.

Dean is survived by his loving wife of ten years, Jennifer Gordon Kelly; mother, Ellen Stevens Kelley; two sons, Jared Kelley, Devon Kelley; one daughter, Cheyenne Kelley; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Mark and Ann Zucha, Jamie Kelley; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Wendy and Paul Dudley, April Kelley.

He was a graduate of the Susquehanna Community High School Class of 1989 and was a veteran of the United States Navy. Dean was a beloved husband, father, son, brother and uncle. He was taken from us too soon after a recent hospital stay for injuries that occurred in an accident 13 years earlier. Dean is now at rest in the arms of the Lord.

Funeral services where held on June 24 from Hennessey’s Funeral Home, Jackson, Ave., Susquehanna.



Richard (Dick) W. Nalbone, Sr., 73, Susquehanna, passed away at his home on Wednesday, June 23, 2004.

He was born on May 25, 1931, the son of the late Angeleo and Evelyn (Huyck) Nalbone. Dick is now with his wife, Veronica (Fenton) who passed away in 1988; his best friend, Bill Roth, 2003; and his pet and companion, Sam, 2003.

He is survived by his six children, Debbie and Jeff Benson, Susquehanna, Richard, Jr., Pittsburgh, Michael, Sr., South Carolina, Barbara and Frank Lake, Margaret and Ed Groover, Steven, all of Susquehanna; 16 grandchildren, Heather and Ed Groover, Danielle, Ashley Keenan, David Nalbone, Francis and Vincent Lake, Tiffany, Michael, Veronica and Stacy Groover, all of Susquehanna, Logan Nalbone, New Milford, Michael, Jr., Tabitha, Phillip and Stephanie Nalbone, Uniontown, PA, Amanda Nalbone, Poconos; four great-grandchildren, Miranda, Rylea and Austin Groover, Deegan Lee, of Susquehanna; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Joseph (Skip) and Grace Nalbone, Noxen, PA, Russell Nalbone, Florida; several nieces, nephews; many dear friends.

Dick has done many things in his 73 years, starting when he was nine and ran away to join the circus (which was short-lived thanks to his mother making him come home) to salesman, construction worker, truck driver and in the Army from 1948 to 1957 serving as Corporal during the Korean War. The thing he loved most to do was fly, earning his pilot’s license in 1958, flying both private and commercial planes and helicopters. Dick loved to fly so much that in 1970 he obtained his instructor’s license so he could teach others to fly.

The funeral service was held on Saturday, June 26, at Hennessey’s Funeral Home, Susquehanna, with the Pastor Fred Johnson officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Susquehanna Fire Dept., P.O. Box 175, Susquehanna, PA 18847.

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