Main News
County Living
Church Announcements
Dated Events
Military News
Subscribe to the Transcript

Look For Our Up Coming LAKESIDE
Featured In The Oct. 5th Issue Of The Susquehanna County Transcript

Please visit our kind sponsors

Issue Home September 20, 2005 Site Home


Robert Emmett, McDonald, 89, Oakland, PA, passed away on Tuesday, September 13, 2005 at his home with family members at his bedside.

Robert was born September 28, 1915 in Columbus, Ohio, the son of the late John J. and Edna (Stedman) McDonald.

Bob is survived by his son, Robert (Rob) E. C. McDonald and daughter, Corella M. Pierce, at home. Also surviving are daughters and son-in-law Glenna Frances Gibser, Jackson, Ohio, Margie and Dom DeMatties, Greeley, PA, Maria and Stephen Kenny, Fayetteville, NC; grandchildren, Lori Mitchell, Joe and Kiriko Kuhn, William Pierce and Lisa Opolsky, John and Delta Kuhn, Tara Sizemore, Betty and Doug McEver, Sarah and Mike Vertuli, John and Lisa Sizemore, Dominic and Susan DeMatties, Timothy, Padraic, Colin and Kathryn Kenny; 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; six step- grandchildren; 14 step-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

He was a member of the Lanesboro Community Church (Presbyterian); American Legion Post 86; A.M. member for almost 60 years; member of King Oscar Lodge 855, Free & Accepted Masons of Illinois for 49 years. Bob joined the Canadian Army in the early forties, then served in the US Army. As a father, he has been devoted to his son, Rob for over 29 years and given him the best care that was humanly possible, and also made it much easier for his daughter to get her college education. Bob has had a full life and has been in many places, met many interesting people and in Chicago participated in many evangelic crusades as an usher. Retired from Conrail Railroad as a Yard Conductor in Chicago, Illinois, Bob attended St. Thomas Aquinas School for Boys and Apostolic Students, Columbus, Ohio an Keystone Junior College, LaPlume, PA.

The funeral service that Celebrated his Life of Service, was held on Friday, September 16 at the Lanesboro Community Church, with Rev. Carl Batzel officiating.,

Burial, Evergreen Cemetery, Susquehanna, beside his mother.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lanesboro Community Church. A special thank you to Bob’s caregivers and his Pastor, Carl J. Batzel.

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


Jeffrey Castorina, 35, Nicholson, PA died Friday, September 16, 2005 at Tyler Memorial Hospital, Tunkhannock. His wife is the former Charlene Martin. They celebrated their ninth wedding anniversary on June 29. He was a loving husband and will be greatly missed.

Born in Tunkhannock, he is the son of Larry Castorina, Nicholson and Patricia Shaw Taylor, Kingsley. He was a self-employed quarryman and a member of the Nicholson Masonic Lodge #438. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and loved the outdoors.

Surviving are five brothers, Donald  Taylor, Nicholson, Timothy and Eric Castorina, Kentucky, Fred Hemmerly, Nicholson, Mark Hemmerly, Scranton; two sisters, Karen Taylor, Hop Bottom, Tammy Castorina; paternal great-grandmother, Mary Louise Darling, Nicholson; paternal grandmother, Virginia Himka, Nicholson; maternal grandmother, Helen Shaw, South Montrose; several nieces and nephews who he loved very much.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday at the Charles H. Litwin Funeral Home, Nicholson, officiated by Rev. Anita Jordan, Pastor, Nicholson United Methodist Church. Interment, Nicholson Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Nicholson Masonic Lodge #438, c/o Walter C. Adams, 131 S.R. 101, Tunkhannock, PA 18657.


Thomas Theobald, 25, Susquehanna, PA passed away unexpectedly, September 16, 2005 in Susquehanna. He was the son of James and Nancy Theobald, who survive.

Also surviving are a brother and sister-in-law, James and Sandy Theobald, Jr.; a sister, Pamela Mozdzierz; a grandmother, Fannie Mae Theobald; two nephews, James Thomas Theobald, Sean Richard Theobald; a special friend, Steven Mozdzierz.

A funeral service will be held at the Tuttle-Yeisley Funeral Home, 5 Susquehanna Avenue, Hallstead, PA on Wednesday, September 21 at 11:00 a.m. with the Reverend Canon Carol Horton officiating.

Should friends so desire, expressions of sympathy may take the form of a donation to Hurricane Katrina Relief or to a charity of your choice in remembrance of Thomas Theobald.


Edward Myrle Burman, 77, Thompson, PA passed away on Saturday, September 17, 2005 at Barnes-Kasson Hospital SNF, Susquehanna, PA.

He was born in Ararat Township, PA, the son of the late Myrle and Minnie (Tinklepaugh) Burman.

He was predeceased by his wife, Mildred in 1988; sons, Robert, Neil and Gary; a daughter, Joyce Burman.

Edward is survived by eight sons and daughters-in-law, Raymond and Miko Hankey, David and Gail Hankey, Roger and Margie Burman, Bruce and Phyllis Burman, Howard and Angela Burman, Duane and Yolly Burman, Barry and Tamie Burman, Brian and Beverly Burman; one daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Rickey Welch; 20 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.

Edward lived all his life in Ararat Township.

The funeral service will be held on Thursday, September 22, at 11:00 a.m. at Hennessey’s Funeral Home, 208 Jackson Ave., Susquehanna, with the Rev. Barbara Pease officiating. Burial will be in the Ararat Cemetery, Ararat.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m.

Back to Top


News  |  Living  |  Sports  |  Schools  |  Churches  |  Ads  |  Events
Military  |  Columns  |  Ed/Op  |  Obits  | Archive  |  Subscribe