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JACOB JEORGE CARPENTER
Jacob Jeorge Carpenter, 23, Susquehanna, PA, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 7, 2005, after his tireless and courageous battle with cancer.
Jacob is survived by his loving mother, Jeorganne Carpenter-Darling and stepfather, Scott Darling, Susquehanna; father, Roger Carpenter and his wife, Karen, Binghamton, NY; his brother, Brendan, Endicott, NY; two stepbrothers, Joseph and Michael, Henderson, NC. and Binghamton, respectively; two stepsisters, Sarah Darling, Greene, NY, Rebecca Darling, Mansfield, PA; his Aunt, Joan Englehart, Endicott; his Uncle Jack and Aunt Marilyn Wanatt, Susquehanna; grandparents, Hilda and John Carpenter, Hallstead, PA; his special grandmother, Jean Darling, Vestal, NY; special friend, Ann Marie Bogart, Binghamton.
Jacob was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, George and Muriel Wanatt; his Uncle Jim Wanatt, Susquehanna; and his Uncle, Dale Englehart, Endicott.
Jake was a 2002 graduate of Susquehanna Community High School and worked for Video King in Vestal, NY. He was known as a true individual and loyal friend and brother. Jacob loved life, music, and laughter and accumulated countless friends during his time with us. Those friends displayed the true meaning of friendship as they stood beside him and gave him their full support during this difficult time. Special thanks to Paul Schell and Andy Ficarro, whose hospital and home visits with Jake, as well as their telephone calls and daily support, gave Jake the will to carry on and never lose hope. Jacob's bravery in the face of darkness will stay in our hearts eternally.
Funeral services were held from the Brushville Baptist Church, Monday, December 12, with Reverend Alex Vosburgh officiating.
The family would like to send a heartfelt thank you to the nurses at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, especially Wandi, Nicole, and Michelle for such special care and concern for Jake during his stay there. A special thank you to Barbara from Pastoral Care for helping him find his faith again, and becoming reborn. And many thanks to Karen DeWitt for all her time spent helping Jake with his medical care and being such a good friend to Jake and his family through the very end. Also thanks to Peggy Leach, second floor, for all her special attention she gave to Jacob during his stay at Barnes Kasson Hospital. All of these brave women went above and beyond their call to make Jacob comfortable and happy in such a terrible time; they are now more than friends, they are family.
Donations in his memory can be made to The Children's Tumor Foundation, 95 Pine Street, 16th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10005 or http://www.ctf.org/donate/.
MARGARET E. FARINA
Margaret E. Farina, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister-in-law, aunt and friend, passed away Saturday, December 10, 2005, in Sarasota, FL.
She was born in Susquehanna, PA on January 26, 1931 to the late John and Helen (Sampson) Lindgren.
She was predeceased by her aunt, Anne Alexander.
Margaret is survived by her devoted husband of 51 years, Francis; and their four children, David Farina and his fiancee, Sharon Wagner, Kathleen Evans and her husband, Jeff, Ellen Egee, Mary Sze-Tu and her husband, Ducan; ten loving grandchildren; sister-in-law, Ann Hennessey; brother-in-law, Michael Farina; and many wonderful nephews, nieces, cousins and supportive family.
Margaret married Francis J. Farina on November 20, 1954 in Susquehanna, where they raised their family. She graduated from Mansfield State College in Mansfield, PA, in 1951. Margaret's career as a math teacher in the Windsor Central School District spanned 35 years. Following their retirement, "Frank and Peggy" relocated to Sarasota, Florida, where they enjoyed golf, travel, family visits and their many friends. Margaret was an Eucharistic Minister for the Church of the Incarnation in Sarasota. She enjoyed volunteering at the Oak Park School for the Handicapped.
The funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 15, 2005, at 9:30 at Hennessey's Funeral Home, 208 Jackson Ave., Susquehanna, and at 10 a.m. at the St. John's Church, Susquehanna, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered by Rev. Robert Simon.
Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery in Susquehanna, PA.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to your local American Cancer Society or Hospice House.
CHESTER F. GROVER
Chester F. Grover, 66, of New Milford, PA, passed away December 8, 2005 at CMC, Scranton, PA.
He was predeceased by a son, Jeffrey D. Grover.
Surviving are his children, Clyde Grover and wife, Ann, Cynthia Allen and husband, Philip, Jacquelyn Lewis and fiance, Rodney Axtell, Gregory S. Grover, Donald L. Tryon and wife, Julie, Scott W. Tryon and wife, Kristin, Brett S. Grover and wife, Elaine, Aimee J. Randall and husband, Dennis, and Andrew J. Grover; a companion, Joan B. Grover; brothers and sisters, Leo Grover and wife, Diane, Elaine Dannelley-Davis and husband, Fred, Jim Grover, Ella Detrick, Marie Wilcox, Peggy Dannelley; 29 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Chester was owner of New Milford Sand and Gravel, which he started in 1972. He owned the Park View Hotel in New Milford, and Red's Good Luck in Conklin, NY. He was proud of his affiliation with the Operating Engineer Unit.
A Funeral Service was held at Tuttle-Yeisley Funeral Home, Hallstead, PA, on Tuesday, December 13. Interment, New Milford Cemetery.
Should friends so desire, expressions of sympathy may take the form of a donation to the charity of one's choice in honor of Chester F. Grover.
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