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Edwin O. Mead, 89, of Montrose, PA passed away on Thursday, June 24, 2004 at the home he shared with his wife, Bernice (Shimansky) Mead, whom he married on March 6, 1943.

Born December 9, 1914 in Heart Lake, PA, he was the son of the late Glen E. and Coral A. (Green) Mead.

In addition to his wife, survivors include his loving children, Edwin J. "Pete" and Helen S. Mead, Montrose, PA, Anne Yankay, Bloomsburg, PA, Marvin Martin, Concord, NC, William T. and Kathi Mead, Point Pleasant, NJ, Eudonna J. and Bruce Legg, Montrose, PA, Rick L. Mead, Philadelphia, PA. Ed and Bernice have 12 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren that have brought great joy to their lives. He is also survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Clifford J. and Ruth Mead, Montrose, PA.

He was predeceased by his siblings, Elbert Mead, Glendora Wells, Kathryn Jane Wilcox, and grandson, Dwight R. Mead.

Ed was a very loving, caring, kind and generous man. During his nearly 90 years, he complimented his hard work by finding pleasure in airplanes, birds, hunting, flowers and gardening. Ed, a lifelong farmer, was proud of his service for nine years on the Susquehanna County ASCS Committee and his lifetime membership of the Dairylea Cooperative, including his contributions on their Resolutions Committee. He was also a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Montrose, PA.

Services were held on Monday, June 28, at the First Presbyterian Church of Montrose, PA.

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

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Montrose, 71 Church Street, Montrose, PA 18801; or to the Endless Mountains Health Systems Foundation, c/o Patricia Looby, 3 Grow Avenue, Montrose, PA 18801.



Joan M. "Crissell" Troup, 61, Susquehanna, passed away on Sunday, July 4, 2004 at Barnes-Kasson Hospital, Susquehanna, after an illness.

She was predeceased by her husband, Donald Troup on February 7, 1990; and her father, Stanley Crissell, Jr.

She is survived by her mother, Arleen Crissell; daughter and son-in-law, Teresa and Edward Wilmot, Susquehanna; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Ronald and Terry Crissell, David and Holly Crissell, Lindon and Tosha Crissell; four sisters and two brothers-in-law, Donna and Dennis Hadlick, Tracy Christian, Rose Scott, Tina and Keith Pobocek; three grandchildren, Donald, Nicholas and Noah Wilmot; several nieces and nephews.

Joan was a member of the First Baptist Church of Susquehanna for 41 years. She was a loving mother and grandmother, who also took care of many children in the community.

The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 7, at 11:00 a.m. at Hennessey’s Funeral Home, 208 Jackson Ave., Susquehanna, with the Pastor Fred Johnson and Pastor Mark Stento officiating.

Burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery, Susquehanna, PA.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to the family would be appreciated.



Lillian W. Garrabrant, 89, Montrose, PA, formerly of Hallstead, PA, went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, June 30, 2004, in Montrose. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur in 1996.

Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, William A. and Carol Garrabrant, Pitman, NJ; a daughter and son-in-law, Margaret and Hugh Coombs, Hallstead; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, Karen Garrabrant, Beth Coombs, John and Donna Coombs and son, Owen, Luke and Kristin Coombs and daughter, Lily.

Lillian was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Hallstead, and a former member of the Hallstead–Great Bend Civic Club. She enjoyed bird watching and gardening.

A memorial service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, Hallstead, Saturday, July 31 at 12 noon, with the Reverend Stephen Starzer and the Reverend Lois Ann Wolff officiating.

The family will receive friends at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

Should friends so desire, expressions of sympathy may take the form of a donation to the Memorial Fund of First Presbyterian Church, Hallstead, PA 18822; or to Gracious Living Estates, Montrose, PA 18801.

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