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KENNETH W. FISHER, SR.
Kenneth W. Fisher, Sr., 71, Susquehanna, PA, passed away on Wednesday, November 24, 2004 at his home after a long illness, with his wife and children at his side. He was born July 20, 1933 in Scranton, PA, to Alice (Heier) and William Fischer. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Erika Vantler. He is also survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Loretta Fisher, Jr., Michael and Lisa Fisher, Sr., Joseph and Penny Fisher, Scott and Tracy Fisher; his daughters and sons-in-law, Monika and Robert Case, Christina and Marko Radicchi; a brother and sister-in-law, Glenn and Nancy Collier; mother-in-law, Charlotte Vantler; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Peter and Brigitte Vantler; several nephews and nieces. Ken enjoyed his 18 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, with whom he spent as much time as his illness would allow.
He was predeceased by his daughter, Patricia Wolfe and his grandson, Michael Fisher, Jr., as well as his mother, Alice Collier and his dad, Willard (Jock) Collier.
After high school, Ken joined the US Air Force, where he served 20 years in many locations the world over. After his retirement he became a patrolman in Susquehanna Borough in 1972, with responsibilities as Street Commissioner and later assumed duties of the Chief of Police. After his retirement he remained in public service in Susquehanna as a member of the Borough Council and Council President. After his service as a town leader, he volunteered for the Susquehanna County Services for Children and Youth and the Barnes-Kasson County Hospital Transportation Department. He was a member of the Susquehanna Fire Department, Loyal Order of the Moose, American Legion, Fraternal Order of Police, PA Chiefs of Police Association, Boy Scouts of America. He was an enthusiastic hunter and fisherman, and enjoyed the outdoors and local wildlife. His many interests led him and his family into studying history, music, entertainment, and he mastered the art of collection. Ken was known as a humanitarian who touched many peoples’ lives. Ken will be deeply missed by his loving family and all whose lives he touched.
Funeral services were held on Sunday, November 28 at Hennessey’s Funeral Home, with Rev. Kenneth Bitler officiating. Burial, McKune Cemetery, Oakland, PA.
Memorial donations may be sent to the Susquehanna County Services for Children and Youth or Barnes-Kasson Hospital, Susquehanna.
GWENDOLYN A. HADDEN
Gwendolyn A. Hadden, 84, Susquehanna, PA passed away Wednesday, November 24, 2004 at Barnes-Kasson Hospital SNF, Susquehanna.
She was predeceased by her husband, Gerald Hadden in 1977 and by special friend, Wandell Welch in 1995.
She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Nancy Hadden, Oakland, PA; three daughters and sons-in-law, Janet and Rev. Robert Harris, Susquehanna, Sandy and Dick Oakley, Hallstead, PA, Donna and Jerry Lawrence, Candor, NY; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Gwendolyn was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Susquehanna. She retired from Barnes-Kasson Hospital after many years of service as a nurses’ aide. She was a longtime member of the Foxton Lake Association and enjoyed spending time at the lake.
The funeral service was held on November 27 at Hennessey’s Funeral Home, Susquehanna, with her son-in-law, Rev. Robert Harris officiating. Burial, Evergreen Cemetery, Susquehanna.
Memorial contributions may be made to Barnes-Kasson Hospital, 400 Turnpike Street, Susquehanna, PA 18847.
ANN N. TRAVIS
Ann N. Travis, 84, Susquehanna, PA, went to be with the Lord on Friday, November 26, 2004.
She was born on August 20, 1920 to Henry and Edna Buchanan in Preston, PA.
Ann was predeceased by her son, Richard Raymond Travis, Sr. and her grandson, Richard Raymond Travis, Jr.
She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Beverly and Fredrick Stanton, Sr., PA, Phyllis and James Deaton, NC, Caroline and John Dininny, NC, Mary Jane and Donnie Phillips, NC, Charlotte Travis, PA, Christine and Billy Joe Smith, NC; her sons and daughters-in-law, Albert Travis, PA, Marvin and Shirley Travis, PA, Gary and Julie Travis, NC, Vicki Travis, NC; several nieces and nephews. Ann enjoyed her 23 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren. She will be deeply missed by her loving family and all whose lives she touched.
A memorial service was held on Tuesday, November 30, at Hennessey’s Funeral Home, Susquehanna, with Pastor Terry Jenks officiating. Burial, Lanesboro Cemetery, Lanesboro, PA.
Memorial contributions may be made to Barnes-Kasson Hospital SNF, Susquehanna, PA, 19947. The family would like to extend a special thanks to all the nursing and staff at Barnes-Kasson Hospital.
AVIS S. GALLAGHER
Avis S. Gallagher, 77, of Turnpike Terrace, Susquehanna, PA, passed away on Saturday, November 27, 2004 at CMC, Scranton, PA after an illness.
She was predeceased by her husband, Patrick Gallagher, in 1989.
Avis is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Ida Gallagher; two daughters and a son-in-law, Elaine and Terrence Murray, and Donna; one brother, Ralph Rein; ten grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
She was a member of St. John’s Church, Susquehanna. Avis will be deeply missed by her family and many friends.
The funeral service will be held Wednesday, December 1, 4:00 p.m. at Hennessey’s Funeral Home, 208 Jackson Ave., Susquehanna, with the Rev. Robert Simon officiating.
Burial will be in the Hollywood Cemetery, Union, NJ.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Barnes-Kasson Hospital, 400 Turnpike St., Susquehanna, PA 18847.
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