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Charles A. Kerr, 75, Starrucca, PA, passed away Friday, March 18, 2005 at the Veterans Medical Center Nursing Home, Wilkes-Barre, PA, where he had been a patient for four years.

He was the only child, son of Charles M. and Marie C. (Wurtzberger) Kerr. Born in Queens, NY, he was predeceased by his parents and by a son, Thomas A. Kerr.

He is survived by his loving wife, Helen E. Kerr; two sons, Charles R. Kerr, Mt. Vernon, Ohio, James R. Kerr, Bayonne, NJ; four grandchildren.

Charlie was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. He married Helen E. (Riesner), on September 11, 1949 in Seaford, Long Island. Charlie was 18 years old when he joined the Army. He came back from Korea, after three years, wounded and had to have his leg amputated and other problems. That didn’t slow him down. He worked 40 years for Con Edison. He came to Pennsylvania after he retired and built a beautiful home, and he and his wife, Helen, moved to PA in 1987.

Charlie will be mostly remembered by his constant spirit, willpower and ability to keep going and to help others.

The family received friends at the Hennessey Funeral Home, Susquehanna, prior to the funeral service on Monday, March 21. The service was held at the Hennessey Funeral Home with Pastor Albert Rodriguez, of the Starrucca Baptist Church officiating. A graveside service was conducted on March 21 at the Gelatt, PA Cemetery where interment took place.

Friends wishing may make a contribution to a charity of their choice in loving memory of Charles A. Kerr.



Helen D. Stein, 90, a resident of the Cimarron House in Midland, Texas, died Sunday, April 3 at the Hospice of Midland after a long illness.

Born December 26, 1914 in New York City, she was the daughter of the late Julius and Helen Deich.

Formerly of Livingston, she had resided in Winter Haven, Florida and Susquehanna, PA for many years before moving to Texas.

She was a member of the Mount Marino Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Norman Reed Chapter No. 1010 Order of the Eastern Star in Midland, Texas.

Surviving are two sons, Fred O. Stein, Sr., Florida, and Robert Armstrong, Long Island; three daughters, Gloria Armstrong, Long Island, Linda Armstrong Dauber, PA, Virginia Armstrong Spaight, Texas; ten grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.

She was predeceased by her husband, Ferdinand Stein, who died in 1991 and by a son, John Armstrong, who died in 1987.

Funeral services will be held Friday, April 8, 11:00 a.m. at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home, Germantown, NY. The Rev. Mark Frickey, Pastor of St. John’s Lutheran Church of Manorton will officiate.

Interment will follow in St. John’s Cemetery, Manorton.

Calling will be 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, 209 Main Street, Germantown. Members of the Eda Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star of Valatie will conduct services at 8 p.m.

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