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Teresa (Terri) Langsner , 49, of Massapequa, New York, died unexpectedly Wednesday, June 30, 2004, at New York Weil Cornell Medical Center in New York City.

She was predeceased by her father, Joseph Francis Ciesielski; father-in-law, Alfred Langsner; and nephew, Shawn Ficarro.

She is survived by her devoted and loving husband of 25 years, Jerry Langsner, her loving children, son, Joseph and daughter, Emma, all of Massapequa. Surviving family also includes her mother, Eleanor Ciesielski; mother-in-law, Pearl Langsner of Wantaugh, New York; sisters and their spouses, Eleanor Ann and Clifford Jones, Raleigh North Carolina, Carol Ciesielski and significant other Edna Suckow, Manahawkin, New Jersey, Martha and Thomas Langhorne, Binghamton, New York, and Rita and Charles Ficarro, Susquehanna; a brother-in-law and wife, Marc and Fran Langsner, of Great Neck, New York; several nieces, nephews, and their families, Christopher Jones, Kimberlee Laskowski, Arika and Andrew Ficarro, Howard, Stephanie and Adam Langsner, Timothy and Eliot Langhorne as well as many loyal, loving, and long lasting friends.

Terri was a high honors graduate of Johnson City High School, Johnson City, New York. She earned a Bachelor of Arts and a Master’s Degree in Social Work at the State University of New York at Albany. She earned a CSW and worked in women’s and children’s services both at Albany Medical Center, and at North Shore Hospital, Manhasset, Long Island, and most recently for Elder Care Associates in Massapequa.

Terri was a devoted wife, mother, daughter and aunt. She took great care in raising her children and was proud of the successes of her family. She actively participated in her community contributing her time and talents at Birch Lane Elementary School, Massapequa Area Girl Scout Council, Old Harbor Green Women’s Group, and St. Rose of Lima Parish and Catholic Youth Organization. She was an avid reader, had an interest in politics, and was always willing to help benefit the welfare of others. Her kindness and thoughtfulness knew no bounds. The world is a better place because of her.

Calling hours were held at Massapequa Funeral Parlor, North Chapel, Massapequa. A funeral mass was held at St. Rose of Lima Parish, Massapequa, with burial taking place at Park Lawn Cemetery, Farmingdale, Long Island.

Those who wish may contribute in her memory to any of her favorite charities: City Harvest, 575 8th Avenue, 4th floor, New York, New York 10018; NY Presbyterian/Columbia Hospital 622 W. 168Th Street, New York, NY 10032; The Nature Conservancy, Long Island Chapter, 250 Lawrence Hill Road, Cold Spring Harbor, New York 11724; or St. Rose of Lima Parish Outreach, 2 Bayview Avenue, Massapequa, New York 11758.



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 Kirsten Coombs and daughter, Lily; a niece, the Reverend Lois Ann Wolff; a nephew, Robert Wolff and son, Robin.

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.



Howard I. Wilmarth, 69, of Lake Placid, Florida passed away Monday morning, July 19, 2004 at his residence.

He moved to Lake Placid from Pennsylvania in 1986 and was an owner of a TV and cable company. Mr. Wilmarth served in the US Army and was of the Methodist faith.

He is survived by his daughters, Mrs. Peggy Sueppel, Lake Placid, Mrs. Deborah Beers, Virginia; son, Gregory, Virginia; three grandchildren; brothers, Harold, Missouri, Edwin, New York, Paul, Lake Placid.

Memorial services were held from the Scott Funeral Home, Lake Placid on July 21, with the Rev. John L. Fox officiating.

The family suggests memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Highlands County Unit, P.O. Box 3840, Sebring, FL 33871–3840.



Marjorie Elizabeth Hall Richardson, 90, St. Petersburg, Florida, died Monday, July 19, 2004, at her son’s home. Born in Susquehanna, PA she was a seasonal resident in St. Petersburg before moving there in 1996 from Canfield, Ohio.

Surviving is a son, Dan K. Richardson, and two grandchildren, Robert Dax Richardson and Mia Chan Richardson, all of St. Petersburg; a niece, Linda Parks and a nephew, Johnny Parks, both of Hickory Grove; a brother-in-law, Russell D. "Bill" Richardson; several other nieces and nephews.

Marjorie was captain of the Susquehanna County Championship Women’s High School Basketball Team, which never lost a game, from 1928 to 1931. She graduated from East Stroudsburg State College in 1936. She began her teaching career in New Milford, PA, and taught in Pennsylvania, New York and Ohio. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

A funeral service will be held at the United Methodist Church, New Milford, Wednesday, July 28, 2004 at 1 p.m. with the Reverend Joyce Allen officiating. Interment will be in New Milford Cemetery. The family will receive callers at the church from noon until the time of service.

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