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Arlyne (Arlene) M. Travis , 67, of Starrucca, PA, died Tuesday, June 7, at Barnes Kasson Hospital, Susquehanna. She was born in Pleasant Mount, PA on July 19, 1937, the daughter of Stephen and Olga (Paluch) Seney. Arlyne married Edward F. Travis, Sr. on June 29, 1957 in Lake Como. He predeceased her on September 27, 2000.

Arlyne was a member of Eastern Star-Sunshine Chapter 258 in Thompson and the Starrucca Senior Citizen Group. She also loved to bowl and belonged to a bowling league. Arlyne also enjoyed playing bingo and being with her friends.

She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Edward and Maureen Travis, Jr., Starrucca and three daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Gilbert Loscig, Starrucca, Barbara and Gary Collins, Honesdale, Joan and Todd Kuehm, Pequannock, NJ. Arlyne is further survived by one sister, Mary Yakely, Forest City, eight grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service was held at the Henderson-Biedekapp Funeral Chapel, Hancock, NY on Friday, June 10, with the Rev. Leon Frank officiating. Burial, Shehawken Cemetery, Shehawken, PA.

Memorial donations in Arlyne’s memory may be made to the Animal Mercy League or to the American Cancer Society.


Viva Mae Hubal, 81, Thompson, PA passed away on Saturday, June 11, 2005, after a long battle with arthritis for over 20 years.

She was predeceased by her husband, Alex Hubal.

She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Joel A. and Pam Hubal, Sr.; grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Joel A. and Deanna Hubal, Jr.; two great-grandchildren, Kendra Nicole Hubal and Alex Taylor Hubal; a sister and brother-in-law, Fern and Lorenzo DeLarco; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, William and Emma Hubal, George and Pearena Hubal, Mary and Sam Stanchak, Helen Gavazzi; many loving nieces, nephews and numerous friends who, on a daily basis would check in on her or call to see if she was okay; also numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.

Viva was a member of the Thompson United Methodist Church for many years, Sunrise Rebekah Lodge, Thompson, where she held the position of State Officer. She was also a member of the Nakomis Rebekah Lodge #497, Lake Como, PA and a past member of the Women of the Moose Lodge #794, Susquehanna, where she held various offices.

The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 15, 2005, at 10:00 a.m. at the Thompson United Methodist Church, Thompson, PA with Rev. Brian Lucas officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Thompson, PA.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make a donation to the Arthritis Foundation, P.O. Box 7669, Atlanta, GA 30357–0669 or via web address; or the Thompson United Methodist Church, Thompson, PA 18465 in Viva’s memory.

Arrangements were made by Hennessey’s Funeral Home, Susquehanna.


Arthur J. Towner, 84, Oakland, PA, passed away Friday,  June 10, 2005 at Barnes-Kasson Hospital, Susquehanna, after an illness.

He was predeceased by his wife, Bertha (Dibble) Towner in 1985; two sons, Robert J. Towner in 2002, and Joseph M. Towner in 2003.

He is survived by four grandchildren, Judd Towner, Bill Towner, Danielle Towner, Andrew Towner; one daughter-in-law, Theresa Towner; special niece, Irene and Carl Woodruff; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Before his retirement he was owner of Corse’s Oil Co. in Oakland. He was Mayor and past council member of Oakland Borough for over 40 years. He always worked hard to support and contribute to Oakland Borough and many other organizations of the area.

The funeral service was held on Monday, June 13, 2005 at Hennessey’s Funeral Home, Susquehanna, with Pastor Fred Johnson officiating. Burial, McKune Cemetery, Oakland.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Susquehanna Fire Department, P.O. Box 175, Susquehanna, PA.


Susanna (Nana) Gumaer, 63,  New Milford, PA died peacefully Saturday, June 11, 2005, with her family at her side. She is survived by her beloved husband, Kenneth, W. Gumaer and children, Patricia and Dean Baker, New Milford, Kenneth J. and Tracy Gumaer, New Milford, Darlene Gumaer and Karen Harvey, PA, Diane and Allen Darrow, Alaska; ten grandchildren, Nick and Shawn Baker, Adam Baker, Jessica Bush, Kristin, Kenny, Matt, Brock Gumaer, Neil and Chrissy Darrow, Nathaniel Darrow; one great-granddaughter, Lindsey Darrow; sister, Beatrice Cook, Lawton, PA; one brother, Ralph Pomeroy, Hallstead, PA; one close friend, Diane Silvernail, Conklin, NY.

Susanna retired from Envirocycle Corp. She enjoyed spending her time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed going to sales, flea markets, nightly rides around the town.

A funeral service will be held at Peter P. Savage Funeral Home, 183 Main Street, New Milford, PA Wednesday, June 15 at noon, with Pastor James Major of Watson Hill Bible Church officiating. Burial will follow in the family plot in Mapleridge Cemetery.

The family will welcome friends at the funeral home 10:00 a.m. until time of service.


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