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John L. Edwards, 57, Lanesboro, PA passed away Monday, March 13, 2006 at the Community Medical Center, Scranton. PA.

John was born in Susquehanna, PA, the son of the late Clinton and Helen (Conklin) Edwards.

He is survived by his loving wife of 22 years, Barbara Orr Edwards; four daughters, Katherine, Nancy, Kristen, Molly; one son, Jonathan; four sisters-in-law, Audrey Sullivan and Kay Orr, both of Susquehanna, Margaret Orr, Syracuse, NY, Nancy Orr-Clark, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands; two brothers-in-law, Kirby Orr, Hallstead, Timothy Orr, Susquehanna; many close nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by a brother, Gerard Sullivan; and by a sister, Maureen Sullivan Norris.

John was an x-ray technician at Barnes-Kasson Hospital, Susquehanna, and before that he was a salesman for many years. He was best known as a talented musician who played in bands such as Playmates, Hot Flash, Can-Am-Duo, and still entertained in the local area. He was a member of St. John’s Church, Susquehanna, and will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

The funeral service was held on Friday, March 17 at Hennessey’s Funeral Home, Susquehanna, and at St. John’s Church where a Mass of Christian Burial was offered by Rev. Robert Simon.

Burial, St. John’s Cemetery, Susquehanna.

Memorial contributions may be made to Barnes-Kasson Hospital, Susquehanna, or to the Susquehanna Fire Department.


Clarence A. Smith, 82, Starrucca, PA, passed away on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 at Barnes-Kasson Hospital, Susquehanna, after a brief illness.

He was predeceased by his parents, Ralph and Mary Agnes Smith; brother, Rev. Jude Smith; and great-grandchild, Trey Allen Griffis.

Clarence is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Waltraut; his four children and their spouses, Peggy and Jim Wehr, Frank and Deborah Melillo, Mary and Mark Sisock, Theresa and Robert Bracke; grandchildren, Shawn Connolly, Erin Connolly; great-granddaughter, Kailey Griffis; step-great-grandson, Nathanial Hamburger; one brother, Walter Smith; two sisters, Marie Soden, Dorothy Bowers; several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; nieces and nephews.

Clarence was retired from Singer-Link in Binghamton, NY. He was an active member of St. Paul’s Church, Starrucca. He enjoyed the outdoors and fixing machines in his garage.

Clarence was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather who was patient and kind to all. A quiet man with a gentle humor, he was greatly admired by family and friends and will be greatly missed.

The family would like to thank the staff of Barnes-Kasson Hospital for their care and support.

The funeral service was held on Saturday, March 18, at Hennessey’s Funeral Home, and at St. Paul’s Church, Starrucca, where a Mass of Christian Burial was offered by the Rev. John O’Bell.

Expressions of sympathy in memory of Clarence may be made to St. Paul’s Church, Starrucca, PA 18462.


Kenneth Eugene Randall, 68, New Milford, PA died March 14, 2006 in Bradenton, Florida.

Beloved husband, father, son, brother, and grandfather.

He was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth A.

Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Patricia; his mother, Helen A.; his sons, Timothy, A., Barry E. (Barbara), Dennis C. (Aimee); his brothers, Alan and Richard; six grandchildren, Michael, Casey, Daniel, Tyler, Craig and Devon; many nieces and nephews.

Ken was a Mason and also served in the US Army as a marksman, located in Germany. He was a longtime member of the Harford Congregational Church and an avid hunter and fisherman. Ken’s true passion was his quarry work with Pennsylvania bluestone.

Ken was a true outdoorsman at heart and will be truly missed by many, many dear friends.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the American Cancer Society; The Harford Congregational Church; or The Harford Volunteer Fire Company.



Beverly J. Lake, a former resident of Susquehanna, passed way on March 1, 2006 in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Mrs. Lake was the widow of Edward Lake, also formerly of Susquehanna.

Beverly is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Raymond Freed, Knoxville, Tennessee; and son and daughter-in-law, David and Debra Lake, Flagstaff, Arizona. Grandchildren include Stephen Lake and Deanna Boggess, Flagstaff, Tanya Fletcher, San Diego, California. Great-grandchildren include Zachary and Noah Fletcher, Joshua Lake, Kayden Boggess.

Beverly’s surviving sisters include Helen Bronchella, Susquehanna, Naomi Duffy, Easton, Pennsylvania, Mildred DiVincenzo, Springfield, Missouri; and brother, Donald Murphy, Hornell, New York.

Beverly will be interred at Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery in Phoenix, Arizona.


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