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Look For Our HARFORD FAIR SPECIAL In The August 18th Issue Of The County Transcript

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G. Norman Gelatt, 93, Thompson, PA, former superintendent of Susquehanna Community School District, passed away Saturday, July 24, 2004 at Barnes-Kasson Hospital, Susquehanna.

He was born in Ararat Township, PA on February 19, 1911, the son of the late Gaylord and Florence (Gulley) Gelatt.

He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Anna Bingham Gelatt; one daughter and son-in-law, Bondelyn and Raymond Creek, Fayetteville, NC; one son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Kirk and Janice Gelatt, Gainesville, FL: one sister, Evelyn Gelatt Sampson, Mechanicsburg, PA; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

G. Norman was a 1929 graduate of Thompson High School and a 1933 graduate of Penn State University and earned an advance degree from Penn State University in 1952. He was a teacher in Lancaster County, and at Preston Township in Wayne County, and at Thompson High School. He was also the principal of Thompson High School and in 1961 he became superintendent of the Susquehanna Community School District and served in that position until his retirement in June of 1974.

G. Norman was a member of the Thompson United Methodist Church and the Susquehanna County Superintendent Association.

The funeral service was held on July 28 at Hennessey’s Funeral Home, Susquehanna, with Rev. Leon Frank officiating. Burial, North Jackson Cemetery, North Jackson, PA.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Thompson United Methodist Church, Thompson, PA 18465.



Eleanor Huntsman, Susquehanna, PA, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, July 27, 2004, just a few months shy of her 90th birthday.

She was predeceased by her husband, Garland Huntsman.

Cherished mother of Barbara and Andy Scalzitti, Illinois, Jean and Bill Cundiff, Indiana, the late Reverend Edward Huntsman, and David and Debbie Huntsman, Long Island. Beloved grandmother to Tony, Andrea, Jason, Matthew and Timothy. Treasured great-grandmother to Amanda, Joey, Kaylea, Christoph, and Alina. Good friend to many, but especially Ruth Gow; her childhood buddies, and all who shared her life over the past six years at Turnpike Terrace Apartments.

The funeral service was held on July 31, from Hennessey’s Funeral Home, Susquehanna and from St. John’s Church, Susquehanna, where a Mass of Christian Burial was offered by Monsignor Callahan, a close friend of the late Father Huntsman.

Memorial contributions may be made to Propagation of the Faith, Seminary Education Fund, 300 Wyoming Ave., Scranton, PA.

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