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Andrew Hubal, Sr., 75, Thompson, PA went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 21, 2004 at Barnes-Kasson Hospital, Susquehanna.

He was born in Thompson, the son of the late Alex and Anna (Gallant-Dobon) Hubal, Sr.

He was predeceased by his loving wife of 35 years, Joyce (Adams) Hubal; brothers, John Dobon, Peter Dobon, Steve Dobon, Alex Hubal, Jr.; and a sister, Katherine Bennett.

Andrew is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Lori Hubal, Karen and James Trynoski; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Andrew Hubal, Jr., David and Cheryl Hubal, Robert and Laurie Hubal, all of Thompson; five very special grandchildren that meant the world to Grandpa, Craig and Robert Hubal, Rachel and Keith Hubal, Kaylin Trynoski; two brothers and three sisters-in-law, William and Emma Hubal, Baltimore, MD, George and Pearena Hubal, Thompson, Viva Hubal, Thompson; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Helen Gavazzi, Binghamton, NY; Mary and Sam Stanchak, West Wyoming; many nieces and nephews.

He was a lifetime farmer, a very hardworking man and a man of few words, who taught his children many valuable lessons in life. He was the Dad who always had time to stop and toss a pitch to his kid or shoot a few hoops; all his old friends can tell you what a ballplayer Andy was.

Andy was a member of the Jackson United Sportsmen’s Club; he was a hunter and trapper who had an eye for sporting things. He enjoyed many years of coon hunting and was honored as the Sportsman of the Year in 1981 by the Susquehanna County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs.

The funeral services were held on Friday, December 24 at Hennessey’s Funeral Home, Susquehanna, with Pastor Brian Lucas officiating. Burial, Ararat Cemetery, Ararat, PA.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. B. Patel and the Barnes-Kasson staff for all the loving care to Dad and his children over the past ten weeks.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Thompson United Methodist Church, Thompson, PA 18465; or Barnes-Kasson Hospital, 400 Turnpike St., Susquehanna, PA 18847.


Glenn M. Thatcher, 71, Hallstead, PA, passed away Thursday, December 23, 2004. He is survived by his loving wife, Marie Thatcher.

Glenn is survived by his son, Gary and Mickie Thatcher; his daughter, Deborah and James Vogel; two brothers, Howard and Elberta Thatcher, Kenneth and Berneda Thatcher; a sister, Betty and Jennings Birtch; a brother-in-law, Ronald Eastwood; a daughter-in-law, Therisia Thatcher; five grandchildren, Jennifer, Ashley and Stacey Thatcher, Jeffery and Jamie Swartwood; two great-grandchildren, Devin Yachymiak, Dylan Swartwood; several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his son, Randy Lee Thatcher; his mother and father, Hollis and Marion Thatcher; a brother, Gerald “Pudge” Thatcher; two sisters, Helen Thatcher Sebastian, Eleanor Wilber.

Glenn was a lifetime member of the American Legion and VFW. He enjoyed spending time with his family. He loved life, was very easy to get along with, and never complained. He was a well known man and will be truly missed and loved by many.

The memories of you, Bopy, will always be in our hearts and held forever dear. You will always be on our minds and never be forgotten. We know you are in a better place and are no longer suffering. Love your Granddaughters, Jennifer and Ashley.

A funeral service was held at the Tuttle-Yeisley Funeral Home, Hallstead, on December 28 with Pastor Don Littleton officiating. Interment, Rose Hill Cemetery, Hallstead, PA.

Should friends so desire, expressions of sympathy may take the form of a donation to Asera Care Hospice, In-Patient Unit, Mid-Valley Hospital, Peckville, PA 18452.


Margaret L. Ballard, 62, Oakland, PA, passed away on Saturday, December 25, 2004 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA, after an illness.

She was predeceased by two sons, Donald Ballard, Jr., and Henry Ballard.

She is survived by her loving husband of 46 years, Donald L. Ballard, Sr.; five sons, Michael, James, Douglas, Richard and William Ballard; four daughters, Cindy, Donna and Evelyn Ballard, Candy Rhinebeck; two brothers, James and Herb Middleton; seven sisters, Ellen Anderson, Alice Sparks, Mary Barnes, Bertha Foote, Betty Beasley, Evelyn Thriston, Dorothy Middleton; 14 grandchildren; one great-grandson; many in-laws, nieces, nephews and cousins.

The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, December 29, 11:00 a.m. at Hennessey’s Funeral Home, 208 Jackson Ave., Susquehanna, with Pastor Fred Johnson officiating.

Burial will be in the Lanesboro Cemetery, Lanesboro, PA.

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