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Carolyn R. Cleveland, 84, Susquehanna, PA, passed away Sunday, March 13, 2005 at the Barnes-Kasson Hospital SNF in Susquehanna after an illness.

She was born in Susquehanna, the daughter of the late Bert and Mae (Page) Oliver. She was predeceased by a sister, Mary Page Oliver, and daughter-in-law, Cheryl L. Cleveland.

She is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, Albert (Red) H. Cleveland; son, Charles T. Cleveland and Janet DePue; granddaughter, Caren R. Bush and husband, Randy; great-grandson, Kevin Bush; one nephew; three nieces.

Carolyn was an accomplished musician and devoted teacher of hundreds of piano and organ students over many years, several of whom had great success in music-related careers. She was a participant in numerous community and school musical productions and will be remembered by many as the Christmas holiday organist at Fowler’s Department Stone in downtown Binghamton. She was a longtime member of the United Methodist Church of Susquehanna, and a member of the United Methodist Women. She served the church in many capacities and was organist and choir director for 55 years. Aside from her music, her other primary interest in life was her gardening. She took great pride in her lawn and garden and was a longtime member of the Master Gardner’s Club of Broome County.

A memorial service was held on Saturday, March 19 at the United Methodist Church of Susquehanna, with Rev. Kenneth Bitler officiating. Burial, Lanesboro Cemetery, Lanesboro, PA.

The family requests donations in her memory be made to the United Methodist Church of Susquehanna, or Barnes-Kasson Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility, Susquehanna.


Helen M. Roff, 87, Keansburg, NJ, formerly of North Jackson, PA, passed away Monday, March 14, 2005 at the Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, NJ after an illness.

She was predeceased by her husband, Arlie Roff in 1986.

She is survived by her special friends and caregivers, Susan Lee and Patrick Robinson.

Helen was a member of the United Methodist Church of North Jackson, PA. She retired from Dupont Corp. in New Jersey.

A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family and burial will be in the North Jackson Cemetery.


Elmer Sachse, Susquehanna, PA passed away Tuesday, March 15, 2005, at home. His wife, the former Ruth A. Bartlow passed away in 2000. Born in Aberdeen, PA, son of the late William and Sophia Swartz Sachse, Mr. Sachse was a former resident of East Hanover, NJ and moved back to Pennsylvania in 1984. Prior to retirement, he was employed as a welder in the construction business and was a veteran of World War II, serving with the US Navy. An avid hunter and fisherman, he was a member of the WASU Wagoneer’s Club, Newton, NJ.

Surviving are a daughter, Donna Palma, East Hanover, NJ; a son, Donald F. Sachse, Lake Hiawatha, NJ; a sister, Lois Kolar, Marshalls Creek, PA; brothers, Milton Sachse, Hopewell, NJ, Kenneth Sachse, Anthony, FL; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, William Sachse, Clarence Sachse.

Funeral services were held Saturday, March 19 from the Snowdon Funeral Home, Moscow, PA, with a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Eulalia’s Church, Elmhurst, PA, with Rev. John V. Polednak, Pastor, officiating. Interment, Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1599 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30329.

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