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Olga Filipink Sherman, Ocala, Florida, passed away peacefully at her home Friday September 15, 2006. She was 88.

Born June 12, 1918 in Lackawanna, New York, of Ignatius Filipink and Rose Zakoseielna, she was the youngest of six children.

Formally of Montrose, PA, Olga moved to Ocala in 1977 with her husband, Paul.

Olga and her husband, Paul were married October 10, 1942 and owned and operated the Western Auto store in Montrose on Public Avenue for over 30 years. She worked as Assistant Head Librarian for the Susquehanna County Library for many years as well as working as a Realtor for John J. Lavelle Realty in Montrose.

Upon moving to Ocala, Olga worked in the Employment Office, working to find jobs for people over 55. For the last 20 years she owned and ran Olga Sherman Realty in Belleview Florida and her husband, Paul was her Associate. She reluctantly gave up her Real Estate License only two years ago. Her favorite exercise was mowing and raking her 1 1/2 acres, which she did until she was 86, without the use of a riding mower.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Paul on September 18, 1999.

Survivors include her son, Gregory J. Sherman and daughter-in-law, Debbie Hoover Sherman, Montrose, PA; son, John P. A. Sherman of Ocala Florida, formerly of New Port Richey, Palm Bay and West Palm Beach, with whom she resided; granddaughter, Celeste Elizabeth Sherman/Blood and her grandson-in-law, Jason Blood, Orlando Florida; great-granddaughter, Lila Naomi Blood, Orlando Florida. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.

In Ocala Florida, Heirs/Baxley Funeral home was in charge of the arrangements.

In Montrose Pennsylvania, Regan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Viewing will be Friday, September 29, at 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

A Funeral/Memorial Mass for Olga Filipink Sherman and Paul Sherman will be held Saturday, September 30, 11:00 a.m. at Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church in Montrose, with interment in the Holy Name of Mary Cemetery, Montrose, PA immediately following.

In lieu of Flowers please make donations to the Susquehanna County Library and Historical Society.


Patricia M. Potter, 74, Susquehanna, PA passed away Monday, September 18, 2006 at the Barnes-Kasson Hospital SNF in Susquehanna.

She was predeceased by her parents, Ernest and Florence May (Schaeffer) Sollberger; son, Roger Potter; sister-in-law, Evelyn Potter; two brothers-in-law, Joseph Potter and James Cline.

She is survived by her loving husband, Gerald H. Potter; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Harry R. Potter, Alabama, John and Donna Potter, Hop Bottom, PA, Kevin R. and Jin Potter, Florida; three daughters and sons-in-law, Marcia and Arthur C. Edel, Downsville, NY, Brenda and Richard Tiffany, Thompson, PA, Charlise and William Albert, Hallstead, PA; brother-in-law, David Potter, Thompson; two sisters-in-law, Eudora Potter, Rochester, NY, Joyce Cline, Vestal, NY; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Patricia attended the Thompson United Methodist Church and was a member of the Rebekah Lodge. She was a certified nurse’s aide and was self-employed, working with home health nurses. She was also a teacher’s aide for special education classes in the Brooklyn, PA Elementary School.

A memorial service was held on Friday, September 22 at the Thompson United Methodist Church with Rev. Lloyd Canfield officiating.

Burial, Thompson Cemetery.

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


Minnie I. Stanford, 91, of Springville, PA, formerly of Friendsville and Susquehanna, PA, died Wednesday, September 20, 2006. Born January 31, 1915 in Susquehanna, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Geneva (Spoor) Plew. Her husband, Kendall A. Stanford predeceased her in 1971.

She was employed by Haynes Department Store in Susquehanna as a store clerk for many, many years.

She was a member of First Baptist Church of Susquehanna and enjoyed pinochle, gardening, and holidays, especially Christmas. She loved being around her family and especially loved little childen.

Minnie brought a beautiful smile and wonderful, contagious laughter to the family. Her loss is deeply felt and she will be greatly missed by her loved ones.

Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Thanna and Raymond Stone, Meshoppen, PA, April Dawn and Glenn Thompson, Springville, PA; son and daughter-in-law, Garey and Eleanor Stanford, Pearce, AZ; 14 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Wanda Michael, South Montrose, PA; nieces and nephews.

She was also predeceased by a son, Kendall H. Stanford; and a sister, Edith Griffin.

Services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 27 at Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Inc., a Selected Independent Funeral Home, Montrose, PA.

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