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Thelma J. Marvin, 79, Susquehanna, PA, passed away Monday, January 17, 2005. She is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Arthur C. Marvin, Sr.

Thelma is survived by three sons, Harry and Marjorie Marvin, Great Bend, PA, Arthur Marvin, Jr., Hallstead, PA, Gary and Teresa Marvin, Jackson, PA; one daughter, Linda Welsch, Jackson; a sister-in-law, Peggy Buchanan; eleven grandchildren, Harry Marvin, Jr., Janet Shelton, William Marvin, Kathleen Button, Carolyn Grausgruber, Brad Marvin, Chris Marvin, Scott Marvin, Erik Marvin, Michael Welsch, Chris Confer; thirteen great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by three brothers, George Buchanan, Harry Buchanan, Kenneth Buchanan; one sister, Leona Goodrich.

Thelma was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She and her husband bought a farm in 1952 and they farmed the land successfully until retiring in 1992. She enjoyed her family, who gathered at the family home for the holidays and many other occasions.

A funeral service was held at the Tuttle-Yeisley Funeral Home, Hallstead, with Pastor Blaine Detwiler officiating. Interment, Lakeview Cemetery, Jackson.


Donald J. Rose, 73, New Milford, PA passed away Sunday, January 16, 2005 at his  home. Charlotte Rose, his beloved wife of 55 years, survives.

Also surviving are three daughters and their husbands, Judith and Robert Daniels, Becky and Robert Ralston, Deborah and Anthony Conigliaro, all of New Milford; a sister, Eldora Randall, Great Bend, PA; a sister-in-law, Ruth Rose, Ocala, FL; seven grandchildren, Jill Daniels, Leslee and Tom Thomas, Andrea and John McGraw, Amy and Jamie Orlando, Kasandra Ralston, Nichole and Chad Perry, Kimberly Jesse; great-grandchildren, Dashiell, Alexander, Noah, Hannah, and Hunter; several nieces and nephews.

Donald was a member of the United Methodist Church, New Milford, the Blue Ridge Rod and Gun Club, and was a former member of the New Milford Men’s Club. He was a retired self-employed truck driver and in later years worked for Lindsey Lawn and Garden, New Milford.

A funeral service was held at the United Methodist Church on Thursday, January 20, with the Reverend Joyce Allen officiating. Interment, New Milford Cemetery.

Should friends so desire, expressions of sympathy may take the form of a donation to the American Cancer Society, High School Road, Montrose, PA 18801; or to the Memorial Fund, United Methodist Church, New Milford, PA 18834.


Bruce L. Sartell, 87, Thompson, PA, passed away on Wednesday, January 19, 2005, at Barnes-Kasson Hospital SNF, Susquehanna, after an illness.

He was born in Ararat Township, PA, the son of the late George and Olive (Davis) Sartell.

He was predeceased by a brother, Bernard Sartell and two sisters, Wanda Bass and Betty Jean Rice.

Bruce is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Mary (Saxton) Sartell; two sons and daughters-in-law, Telford and Felicia Sartell, New Hampshire, Mark and Judi Sartell, Thompson; one daughter, Barbara Sartell, Thompson; one brother and sister-in-law, Clinton and Anita Sartell, Binghamton, NY; one sister, Dorothy Foster, Union Dale, PA; six grandchildren, Nate, Kate, Jenny and Jessica Sartell, Earl Cottrell, Jr., Aileen Cottrell Shay; two great-grandchildren, Audrey and Tosha Shay; several nieces and nephews.

He owned and operated the Sartell Dairy Farm in Ararat Township and was a licensed auctioneer, which he did part-time. He was a member of the Ararat United Methodist Church of Ararat, PA and a member of the Gibson Grange.

The funeral service was held on January 22 at the Ararat United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Brian Lucas officiating. Burial, Ararat Cemetery, Ararat.

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