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Virginia Fahey Marcikonis, Thompson, PA, formerly of West Hartford, CT, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, July 5, 2004. Virginia was born on December 5, 1918 in Susquehanna, PA, the daughter of the late Thomas and Frankie (Strider) Fahey. She was predeceased by her husband, Paul; son, Pete; and sister, Rosalie Maxfield.

She is survived by her two sons and one daughter-in-law, Thomas A., West Hartford, CT, Michael J. and Sarah, Longmont, CO; two daughters, Maria Lee and Frankie, both of Thompson.

Virginia attended Laurel Hill Academy of St. John’s Catholic Church in Susquehanna and graduated in 1936. She graduated from Mansfield University in 1940 with a BA in Education. She taught in Springville and Friendsville, PA and for eight years at the Robinson Street Elementary School in Binghamton, NY. After her marriage to Dr. Paul J. Marcikonis in 1949, they moved to Elmwood (West Hartford), CT, where they resumed their teaching careers.

Virginia’s greatest joys were her lifelong friends in Pennsylvania and Connecticut, and her family.

The funeral service was held on Saturday, July 10 at St. John’s Catholic Church, Susquehanna, where a Mass of Christian Burial was offered by Rev. Robert Simon. Burial, St. John’s Cemetery, Susquehanna.

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



Andrew M. Snitzer, 57, Susquehanna, PA went to be with the Lord Friday, July 9, 2004, in Fairfax, VA. He was born in Peckville, PA and was the son of the late Peter and Mildred Cucura Snitzer.

Andrew is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Holly Stempien Snitzer; a son, Mark D. Snitzer, at home; one brother, Peter Snitzer, his wife, Alice, and their children, Peter and Marcia, Annadale, VA; a brother-in-law, J. Jeffrey Stempien, his wife, Elly and their daughters, Aimee and Heather; a sister-in-law, Melody Stempien; a father-in-law, Joseph V. Stempien.

Andrew graduated from Mansfield State College with a Bachelor of Science Degree and earned his Masters Degree at the University of Scranton. For 35 years he was a Social Science teacher at Blue Ridge School, retiring in 2003. During his years at Blue Ridge, he was an advisor to the Scholastic Team, the Junior National Honor Society and the PA Youth Education Association. Andrew was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Great Bend, PA and the Knights of Columbus. He served on the Susquehanna County Library Board. Gardening, walking, travel and reading were his hobbies.

Funeral services were held from the Tuttle-Yeisley Funeral Home, Hallstead, on July 13 and from St. Lawrence Catholic Church where a Mass of Christian Burial was offered. Interment, St. Lawrence Cemetery, Great Bend.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of a donation to the American Diabetes Association, 63 North Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701; or the Susquehanna County Library, Montrose, PA 18801.


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