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Darlene M. Henneforth, 65, of Great Bend, PA died Tuesday, January 4, 2005 at Forest City Nursing Home, Forest City, PA. Born July 15, 1939 in Carbondale, PA, she was the daughter of the late Howard Spangenberg and Marion Vail Spangenberg, who lives in Canadensis, PA.

She was employed by Binghamton Psychiatric Hospital as a Mental Health Therapy Aid. She was a wonderful mother. She enjoyed the beach, cooking and her poodle “Nikki.”

Survivors include her husband of 44 years, Eugene L. Henneforth; two daughters and sons-in-law, Deborah L. and David L. Stalker, New Milford, PA, Lauren A. and William J. Haines, Sayre, PA; son, Daniel Eugene Henneforth, Kirkwood, NY; grandchildren, Heather [Stephen], Ryan, Christopher, Sarah, Elizabeth, Branden, Bethany, Jennifer; one great-grandson, Josiah; one sister and brother-in-law, Judy and James Holt, Dobbs Ferry, NY; two brothers and sister-in-law, David and Ellen Spangenberg, Phoenix, AZ, Timothy Spangenberg, Canadensis, PA.

Services were held from the Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Inc., a Selected Independent Funeral Home, 74 Church Street, Montrose, PA.

The family suggests that, if desired, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Disease Research, 22512 Gateway Center Drive, Clarksburg, MD 20811.


Mary DeWitt, 85, Susquehanna, PA, passed away Tuesday, January 4, 2005 at the Barnes-Kasson Hospital, Susquehanna, after an illness.

She was born in Susquehanna, the daughter of the late Victor and Nellie (Stevens) Lea.

She was predeceased by her husband, Myron DeWitt; one daughter, Milaine DeWitt; five brothers; four sisters.

Mary is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Warren and Nancy DeWitt, Donald and Mary DeWitt, Myron and Karen DeWitt; five daughters and three sons-in-law, Nellie and Stan Murphy, Susan and Ron Rowe whom she resided with, Judy and Tim Cook, Lori DeWitt, all of Susquehanna, Eleanor Andrejko, Tracy, CA; 22 grandchildren, Nellie Jane Murphy, Stanford and Kelly Murphy, Sean Murphy, Myron Murphy, Lisa Andrejko, Kimberly Signorino, Christopher Andrejko, Ellen DeWitt, Carrie DeWitt, Katie DeWitt, Nicholas DeWitt, Melanie DeWitt, Abby DeWitt, Peter Rowe, Liz Rowe, Seth Cook, Lauren DeWitt, Janine DeWitt, Megan VonUrff, Mary VonUrff, Frieda Smith, Sinon Smith; three great-grandchildren, Thomas Signorino, Joseph Signorino, Shaelyn Murphy; several brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews.

She was a lifelong resident of Susquehanna and a member of St. John’s Church. She was also past council member of the Borough of Susquehanna Depot. Mary was a Licensed Practical Nurse, working at Barnes-Kasson Hospital, Binghamton area hospitals, and private duty.

A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial was held on January 8 at St. John’s Church, Susquehanna, with Rev. Robert Simon officiating. Burial, North Jackson Cemetery, North Jackson, PA.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Mary’s caregivers, Cassie Rivenburg and Barbara Cowperthwait.

Please consider memorial donations to the Tsunami victims through the Red Cross or the Catholic Relief Fund.


Grover S. James, 92, Binghamton, NY, formerly of Susquehanna, PA, passed away at home on Wednesday, January 5, 2005.

He was predeceased by his wife, Candace James in 1990.

He is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Ned and Lois James, Binghamton; two daughters, Nancy Shields, Marietta, GA, Martha Nelson, Eugene, OR; one brother, Clarence James, Columbus, OH; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.

Grover was a member of the Susquehanna United Methodist Church, Susquehanna. He was retired from the Erie Lackawanna Railroad, where he worked for 43 years.

The funeral service was held on January 8 at Hennessey’s Funeral Home, Susquehanna, with the Rev. Kenneth Bitler officiating. Burial, Evergreen Cemetery, Susquehanna.


Frances Marie Yanicelli, 91, Susquehanna, PA, passed away on Friday, January 7, 2005, at the Barnes-Kasson Hospital, Susquehanna.

She was born on August 6, 1913 in New York City, NY, the daughter of the late Salvatore and Martha Ficarro.

She was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, Andrew Yanicelli on July 16, 1999.

Frances is survived by one daughter, Michaela Staskavage, San Antonio, TX; one son and daughter-in-law, Nicholas and Carroll Yanicelli, New Canaan, CT; one brother, Charles Ficarro, Binghamton, NY; one sister and brother-in-law, Grace and Arthur Schell, Susquehanna; a cousin, Anna Melkulcok; sisters-in-law, Viola Ficarro and Mary Ficarro; flower girl, Mary Ann Testa; six grandchildren, Denise and Charles Combs, Andrew and Karen Staskavage, Brenda and David Saldana, Baker and April Yanicelli, Michael and Kristin Yanicelli, Christian Yanicelli; seven great-grandchildren, Christopher Saldana, Sophia Staskavage, Kasey Nicole Saldana, Ella Staskavage, Cody Saldana, Mitchell Staskavage, Charlotte Elizabeth Sloane Yanicelli; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was a member of St. John’s Church in Susquehanna and its Altar and Rosary Society, and the American Legion Post 86 Auxiliary. Above all, Frances had a consuming interest, love and concern for all the people in her life.

The funeral service was held on Tuesday, January 11 at Hennessey’s Funeral Home, Susquehanna, and at St. John’s Church, where a Mass of Christian Burial was offered by Rev. Robert Simon. Special arrangements were made by her nephew, Joseph and Linda Schell and niece, Martha Stanford. Burial, St. John’s Cemetery, Susquehanna.

Memorial contributions may be made to Barnes-Kasson Hospital or St. John’s Church of Susquehanna.

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