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DORIS IRENE SHANLEY
Doris Irene Shanley, 68, Susquehanna, PA, went to be with our Lord after an illness on Wednesday, August 24, 2005.
She is survived by her wonderful husband of thirty years, Michael P. Shanley. They shared and enjoyed each and every day as if it were their first. They enjoyed fishing together and always had funny stories to tell about who caught the big one. They enjoyed bowling together and took the time to go themselves to sharpen up their hand. Mom loved to go to bingo and had a heart of gold, as she would share her winnings with her family in one way or another.
She is also survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Timothy and Donna Casterline; her son and daughter-in-law, Donny and Debbie Carroll; her grandchildren, Barbie Norrish, Donny Carroll (DJ), Eddie Carroll, Darcey Vogel, Crystal Bray (Casterline), Tiffany Casterline; her great-grandchildren, Joshua Reed, Shawn, Donnie, Naomi and Justin Bray, Arron, Justin and Sarah Vogel, Cassidy Carroll. There were several brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews, and many, many friends too numerous to mention.
She was predeceased by her first grandson, Michael Novak, Jr.
A family memorial will be held at the Shanley home (Rte. 171, Susquehanna, PA, Penn Can Speedway) on Saturday, September 17, at 1 p.m. for all to share the memories of her loving and caring life. She will be loved and missed by all so very much.
ROBERT ELLSWORTH WEAVER
Robert E. Weaver, Owego, NY, passed away Friday, August 26, 2005 at Wilson Memorial Hospital, Johnson City, NY. Bob was born on September 12, 1919 in North Braddock, PA. He was predeceased by his wife, Betty McConnell Weaver in 1996; daughters, Cheryl Weaver Cleveland and Ann Weaver; son, Kent “Skippy” Weaver and sister, Flo Weaver Shields. Bob grew up in Westover, PA and graduated from Westover High School in 1935. Bob was the son of the late Clay Spurgeon Weaver and Mary Winifred Davis Weaver. At the time of his death Bob was living in Owego, NY. He recently lived in Binghamton, NY and Silver Springs, FL after retirement. He was a longtime resident of Susquehanna, PA.
Bob is survived by his brother, William Weaver and sisters, Christine Weaver Harris and Alice Weaver Roberts, all of Tulsa, OK. He is also survived by his children and spouses, Pat and Robert Weaver, Jr., Lake City, FL, George and Becky Sherman, Susquehanna, PA, Jerry Weaver and Janet Franchella, Plymouth, PA, Mary Jo and Clay Weaver, Susquehanna, Mary and Dale Weaver, Royal Palm Beach, FL, Jane and Jim Znamirowski, Owego, NY. Survived by grandchildren Dan Weaver, Shelly Shelp, Kim Guercio, Mark Sherman, Kelly Whitney, Leeann McWilliams, Kent Weaver, Kurt Weaver, Renee McNair, Jennifer Yannone, Christopher Weaver, Careen Bush, Jason Weaver, Kristin Stanford, Robbie Weaver, Brad Weaver, Brian Znamirowski. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and great-grandchildren, friend, Suzanne Austine and his beloved dog, Hannah.
Bob retired from GAF Corporation, Binghamton, where he worked for many years as a steamfitter. He was a proud member in good standing with the Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Union Local 112.
Bob was a disabled veteran of the US Army, serving in two separate tours of duty. He began his first enlistment in 1938, serving in Panama. His second enlistment went from 1943–1945 during World War II, making the D Day invasion with the 9th Armored Division of Engineers, Pennsylvania – Company B. He was wounded in action April 14, 1945 in the European Theater. He took part in the Rhineland Invasion and the Central Europe Invasions. He was awarded the Purple Heart on April 8, 1946 and the European African Middle Service Award. He also received numerous commendations and awards for his bravery while in the service.
In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution in Bob’s name to: Owego Fire Department, Emergency Squad, P.O. Box 22, Owego, NY 13827; or Front Street Dog Shelter, 110 Cutler Pond Road, Binghamton, NY 13901.
A memorial service was held on Sunday, August 28, at Hennessey’s Funeral Home, Susquehanna, with the Rev. Kenneth Bitler officiating.
JAMES MERIT WELCH
James M. Welch, 68, Susquehanna, PA, passed away on Tuesday, August 23, 2005 at his home.
He was born in Harmony Township, the son of the late Sylvester and Louise Mead Welch.
He was predeceased by five brothers, Alvin, Irving, Charles, Delos and Ray and by a sister, Catherine Chapin.
James is survived by one brother and sister-in-law, Walter and Joyce Welch, Susquehanna; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Marguerite Price, Lanesboro, PA, Beatrice Barton, Susquehanna, Penelope and Wayne White, Berry, AL; several loving nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.
James owned and operated dairy farm in Harmony, PA. He was a member of the National Rifle Association.
The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, August 31, 11:00 a.m. at Hennessey’s Funeral Home, 208 Jackson Ave., Susquehanna. Burial will be in the Starrucca Cemetery, Starrucca, PA.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Susquehanna Fire Dept., P.O. Box 175, Susquehanna, PA 18847.
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