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William “Bill” Mazikewich, 79, Susquehanna, PA, passed away Saturday, January 28, 2006 at his home after a lengthy illness. He was predeceased by his father and mother, Michael Mazikewich and Emelia Mazikewich Nagorny and stepfather, William J. Nagorny. He was also predeceased by his brother, John Mazikewich and two sisters, Pauline Mazikewich and Mary Mazikewich Orlando. In addition, stepbrother William Nagorny and stepsister, Olga Norton.

He is survived by his wife, Jean Callanan Mazikewich, who in his last days was his devoted caregiver. He is also survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Mary Mazikewich and William and Jane Mazikewich, and one daughter, Joan Mazikewich, all of Susquehanna. In addition, Bill is survived by six grandchildren, Ann Marie and Ed Rackowski, Amy Mazikewich, Alec Mazikewich, Stephen Mazikewich, Meghan Dooley, JoAnna Dooley and one great-granddaughter, Emma Rackowski. He is also survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Phil Hand, Webster, NY; step family, Mary Ann and Ed Thorpe and George and Jackie Nagorny, and many nieces and nephews.

Bill was a graduate of Oakland High School, Class of 1943. After high school he attended Temple University until he was inducted into the US Army on August 7, 1944. Bill is a veteran of World War II and served his country from 1944-1946 in Europe. He was honorably discharged on June 29, 1946.

Bill was a lifelong resident and business owner in Susquehanna. He owned and operated Home Town Cleaners and Haynes Department Store until his retirement. His favorite sport was golf and he spent much time in his retirement playing his favorite game at the Afton Country Club. He was a member of the Stone Bridge Lion’s Club for over 50 years and served as President and Secretary. In addition, he was also a member of American Legion Post 86.

The funeral services were held on Tuesday, January 31 at the Hennessey Funeral Home, Susquehanna, and at St. John’s Church, Susquehanna, where a Mass of Christian Burial was offered by the Rev. Robert Simon. Burial, St. John’s Cemetery, Susquehanna.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Church, 101 Jackson Ave., Susquehanna, PA 18847.


Robert Frederick Hinckley, 93, passed away Thursday, January 26, 2006 at the Bradford County Manor, Troy, PA where he was a resident. Robert was formerly of Powhatan, Virginia where he lived from 1959 to April, 2002.

He was born on September 10, 1912 in Glenburn, PA, the son of the late Glenn and Martha (Pittinger) Hinckley.

Robert was predeceased in 1992 by his loving wife, Helen Catlin Hinckley, who he married in 1957. He was also predeceased by his sister, Louise Kane, and by a 15-year old granddaughter, Jolea Hinckley.

He is survived by his daughter and three sons, Betty Jean Hummer, New Albany, PA, Thomas and Diane Hinckley, Towanda, PA, Robert G. Hinckley, Towanda, PA, Gary Hinckley, North Towanda, PA; two half brothers, Glenn and George; 12 grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

After school, Robert worked on the family farm near Gibson in Susquehanna County and later trove taxi and bus in Binghamton, NY. In 1939, he started driving for Greyhound and at times drove touring buses for “Big Bands.” He got to know Frankie Carle and drove for Gene Kruppa, Guy Lombardo, Tommy Dorsey, Jimmy Dorsey and others.

Bob joined the US Marine Corps in March, 1944 and was with the 5th Marine Division during the landing on Iwo Jima.

After the war, Bob tried farming and sold Raleigh Products around Bradford County, was a car salesman and drove tractor trailer. He then went back to driving Greyhound Buses and retired in 1974. Bob liked to camp and travel and hang around the local restaurant.

The funeral service was held on Monday, January 30 at Hennessey’s Funeral Home, Susquehanna, with the Rev. Kenneth Bitler officiating. Burial, Lakeview Cemetery, Lakeview, PA.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.


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