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Harold L. Kelsey, 72, Endicott, NY, formerly of Conklin, NY passed away Sunday morning, April 3, 2005, at the Ideal Senior Living Center, Endicott, after a long illness.

Mr. Kelsey was born in Masonville, on September 24, 1932, the son of the late Herbert and Hazel Scott Kelsey. He married Joan Neer on March 2, 1968 at Susquehanna, PA. He faithfully served his country in the Army during the Korean War. Harold was employed as a Foreman by Conrail, Binghamton, NY. Harold loved all things western, including books by Louis L'amour and Zane Grey.

Harold is survived by his wife, Joan, Conklin, N.Y.; one daughter, Joyce M. and Edward Mosley, Johnson City, NY; three sons, Edward P. Kelsey, Binghamton, Harold L. "Butch" Kelsey II, Port Crane, NY, Brian K. and Susan Kelsey, Scranton, PA; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Marguerite "Peg" Buchanan, Susquehanna, PA, Iva DuMond, Sidney, NY; one brother, Rexford Kelsey, Puxico, Missouri; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by a brother, Herbert Kelsey.

A graveside service was held on Friday, April 8, at the Walton Cemetery, under the direction of Clark, Winter & Courtney Funeral Home, Walton, NY.

Memorial contributions in Harold's memory may be made to Ideal Senior Living Center, 600 High Ave, Endicott, N.Y. 13760-4789. Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting


Brenda Manzer Doney, 41, Nicholson, PA died Tuesday, April 5, 2005 at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

Born in Scranton, she is the daughter of Floyd and Margaret Heisler Manzer of Nicholson. She was a graduate of Mountain View High School. She was employed as a nurse’s aide in private health care services and she formerly managed Thunder Valley Pet Pantry in Hallstead. She was a former member of the Hallstead Fire Company. She loved all animals, especially horses and loved working on the family farm. She collected ceramic pigs and she was a fabulous cook. She was a loving, caring mother, daughter, and sister. She was an organ donor and has given the gift of life to others. She was very giving and helped many people during her life. She was a mom to many. She was very proud of her Native American Heritage.

Also surviving are one son, Ben Doney, at home in Nicholson; two brothers, Gene Manzer and wife, Sharon, Browndale, Adam Manzer and wife, Donna, Nicholson; maternal grandfather, Clarence Heisler, Hop Bottom; her companion, Michael Davenport; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, April 9 at the Charles H. Litwin Funeral Home, Nicholson, with services by Rev. Lynn Tompkins. Interment, Nicholson Cemetery.


Dorothy M. Spoonhower, 73, Susquehanna, PA, passed away at home on Thursday, April 7, 2005, after a long illness.

She was predeceased by her husband, Frank Spoonhower and her parents, David and Lena Scales.

Dorothy is survived by daughters Kim Spoonhower, Albany, NY, Pam Ervin and Lenore M. Spoonhower, Susquehanna and Sara Armetta, Jackson; her grandchildren, Jeff Ervin, New Jersey, Amy Ervin, Maryland, Dan and Michael Ervin, Susquehanna; her baby brother and sister-in-law, David and Carol Scales, Susquehanna; sister-in-law, Alice Spoonhower, Susquehanna; nieces, nephews, many cousins.

She was a member of St. John’s Church, and its Altar and Rosary Society, Susquehanna, a former member and President of the Susquehanna Borough Council and a member of the Monday Night Ladies Golf League.

Dorothy graduated from Laurel Hill Academy, Susquehanna, and the Binghamton School of Practical Nursing. She practiced her profession for 37 years, caring for many family members, friends and neighbors.

Dorothy was an accomplished artist and won several Blue Ribbons at the Harford Fair for her acrylic paintings. She was an avid golfer and enjoyed the thrill of having a hole-in-one. Dorothy was a wonderful, caring, compassionate individual who served her family and community during her entire life.

She worked for many years at Barnes-Kasson Hospital in Susquehanna and it was the staff at Barnes-Kasson who provided her with excellent care during her illness.

The funeral service was held on Saturday, April 9 at Hennessey’s Funeral Home, Susquehanna, and at St. John’s Church, where a Mass of Christian Burial was offered by the Rev. Robert Simon. Burial, St. John’s Cemetery, Susquehanna.


James E. Wallace, 81, Heart Lake, PA, passed away after an extended illness, on Wednesday April 6, 2005, at Barnes Kasson SNF, Susquehanna, PA. He was born in Hollywood, MD, to the late Glen and Berlean (Newton) Wallace. His wife of 57 years, Helen L. Wallace, survives.

Jim was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church in New Milford, PA. He was a former Union President at the Bendix Corp., in South Montrose, PA. He enjoyed gardening and playing cards.

Also surviving are his five children and their spouses, Ronald and Noreen Wallace, Harford, PA, Diane Murphy, Montclair, VA, Gary and Susan Wallace, Springville, PA, Wayne Wallace, Syracuse, NY, Tammy Brant, Hallstead, PA; two sisters, Doris Hammett, Coltons Point, MD, Lorraine Bailey, California, MD; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Joann and Bill Morris, Vass, NC; 13 grandchildren, nine great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by five sisters and one brother.

A private Memorial Mass was held at the St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Great Bend, PA with the Rev. Joseph S. Sitko celebrating. Interment was in the St. Lawrence Cemetery in Great Bend.

Memorial donations in James’ memory can be made to the St. John’s Catholic Church, Franklin St., Great Bend, PA 18821; or to the Barnes Kasson SNF, 400 Turnpike St., Susquehanna, PA 18847.


Robert Tom Lea, 63, Conklin, NY, formerly of Susquehanna, PA, passed away Saturday, April 9, 2005 at Wilson Memorial Hospital, Johnson City, NY.

He was born in Susquehanna, the son of the late Victor and Elizabeth (Grausgruber) Lea.

He was predeceased by his brother, Anthony Lea.

Tom is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Andrea (Baka) Lea; one son and daughter-in-law, Victor and Tracy Lea, Washington, NJ; one daughter and son-in-law, Michele and Richard Smith, Kirkwood, NY; two grandchildren, Anthony and Elizabeth Lea; one brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Deborah Lea, Endicott, NY; two sisters, Nancy Pelicci, Susquehanna, Paul Axtell, Warsaw, NY; mother-in-law, Marion Baka, Lanesboro, PA; sister-in-law, Carol Baka, Lanesboro; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Tom was a veteran of the US Army, and was retired from the US Post Office in Binghamton, NY since 1997. He was a member of the American Legion Post 86 and Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 794, both of Susquehanna.

The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 13, at 9:30 a.m. at Hennessey’s Funeral Home, 208 Jackson Ave., Susquehanna, and at 10:00 a.m. at St. John’s Church, Susquehanna, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered by the Rev. Robert Simon. Burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery, Susquehanna.

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