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George (Wally) Wilmarth, 78, New Milford, PA, passed away peacefully on August 9, 2004 at the home of his daughter with his loving family at his side. Josephine Staerker Wilmarth, his beloved wife of 50 years, survives.

Also surviving are their children, Sandra Ansback and husband Richard, Waco, TX, Deborah Dallarosa and husband Frank, Easton, PA, Wallace Clayton Wilmarth and wife Dotty, Alma, CO; five grandchildren, Anthony and Jessica Dallarosa, Cheryl Race and husband Daniel, Tennile Edwards and husband Jeremy, Kyle Wilmarth; three great-grandchildren, Rebecca Race, Jason and Amanda Booze; three sisters, Margarette Evans, Hallstead, PA, Evelyn Caden and husband Francis, Clarks Summit, PA, Doris King and husband John,

Truckee, CA; a sister-in-law, Melissa Wilmarth, New Milford; several nieces and nephews.

Wally was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. The warmth of his love will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Wally was a dairy and beef farmer. He played shuffle board, billiards, pitched horse shoes and was an awesome bean bag player. He was an avid gardener. His greatest enjoyment was talking with people and enjoying their company.

A funeral service was held from the Tuttle-Yeisley Funeral Home, Hallstead, on August 14, with the Reverend Joyce Allen officiating. Interment, Lakeview Cemetery, Jackson Township, PA.

Should friends so desire, expressions of sympathy may take the form of a donation to St. Luke’s Hospice, Attn. Darlene, 1510 Valley Center Parkway, Suite 2, Bethlehem, PA 18017.



James W. "Jim" Valentine, 70, Southport, Florida, formerly of Susquehanna, died Monday, August 2, 2004 at his residence.

Mr. Valentine was born January 16, 1934, in Patterson, NJ. He was retired from the Bay County Building Department and he also worked as a night guard at Eastern Ship Builders. Mr. Valentine was a past volunteer at the Southport Volunteer Fire Department.

Mr. Valentine is survived by his wife, Joyce, of Southport; two sons, Jon Valentine and his wife, Kimberly, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Steven Valentine and his wife, Cheryl, Niceville, Florida; one daughter, Laurie Hallemeier and her husband, Dane, Panama City Beach, Florida; four grandchildren, Lyric Madden and Taylor Parks, both of Panama City Beach, David and Philip Valentine, both of Stuttgart, Germany; many family, friends, and loved ones; numerous brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews; three step-grandchildren.

A funeral service was held on August 5 at the Southerland Family Funeral Home Chapel, Panama City, FL, with Marvin Hudson officiating.

Please direct memorial contributions to Covenant Hospice, 107 W. 19th St., Panama City, FL 32405, in honor of Mr. Valentine.

Expressions of sympathy can be submitted and viewed at the on-line obituaries link at



Janice E. Lake, 60, Susquehanna, PA, passed away Saturday, August 14, 2004 at Barnes-Kasson Hospital, Susquehanna, after an illness.

She was born in Susquehanna, the daughter of the late Benjamin and Louise (Smith) DeAngelis.

She was predeceased by her husband, Gerald A. Lake, on April 9, 2004.

Janice is survived by one brother, Albert DeAngelis, Susquehanna; three sisters, Carolyn and Homer Wood, Windsor, NY, Joan Race, Binghamton, NY, Mary DeAngelis and friend, David Evans, Binghamton, NY; several nieces and nephews; her faithful pet and companion, Casey.

Janice was a graduate of Laurel Hill Academy and a member of St. John’s Church, Susquehanna. She was co-owner of Lakey’s, Inc., of Susquehanna.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, August 17, from St. John’s Church where a Mass of Christian Burial was offered by Rev. Robert Simon.

Burial, St. John’s Cemetery, Susquehanna.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.

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


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