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George David Law, 62, Susquehanna, PA passed away Wednesday, November 8, 2006 at the Barnes-Kasson Hospital, Susquehanna, after an illness.

He was born in Dover, NJ, the son of the late Horace and Harriet (Nolan) Law.

He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Shirley (Cocking) Law; son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Daria Law, Rockaway, NJ; daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Patrick Skelly, Mount Arlington, NJ; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Horace and Mildred Law, SC, Thomas and Jean Law, Florida; three grandchildren, Cole Skelly, Lauren Skelly, Christy Skelly; many nieces and nephews.

George attended the United Methodist Church of Susquehanna and was a member of the Canawacta Masonic Lodge of Susquehanna. He owned and operated Mill Lane Tavern in Rockaway, NJ for many years before retiring to Susquehanna and then operating Oak Hill Auto. He enjoyed hunting, riding his motorcycle and working on his antique truck. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother and will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

The funeral service was held on Saturday, November 11 at Hennessey’s Funeral Home, with Rev. Kenneth Bitler officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Barnes-Kasson Hospital, 400 Turnpike St., Susquehanna, PA 18847.


On Thursday, November 9, 2006, Anna (Miller) Hobart passed away at the Barnes-Kasson SNF in Susquehanna, PA.

Born September 3, 1910 in Frankfurt, Germany, Anna was brought to the United States by her parents, Peter and Catherine Miller, at the age of two years, and they settled in the Starrucca, PA, area. She was the oldest of eight children. Her three brothers, Karl, Peter, and Oscar Miller, and four sisters, Amelia Wood, Marie Lindstrom, Elizabeth Piatti, and Minnie Greenwood, all predeceased her.

She married Raymond Hobart of Stevens Point, PA, the love of her life, in 1934.

She is survived by her two children, Ellis Hobart and wife, Elaine, Stevens Point and Geraldine Parsons and husband, David, New Milford, PA; six grandchildren, David Hobart and wife, Pat, Ararat, Deborah Cole and husband, Bob, Moscow, Kenneth Hobart and wife, Joleane, Manchester, Patricia Parsons, Susquehanna, Daniel Parsons and wife, Essie, New Milford, and John Parsons and wife, Debbie, Milford, Maine. She also has ten great-grandchildren, David Hobart, Jr., Raymond Hobart, Benjamin Hobart, Daniel Parsons, Jr., Keoni Parsons, Nakoa Parsons, April Hadlick, Courtney Cole, Abby Hobart, and Carter Hobart. She is also survived by one brother-in-law, Cecil Greenwood, Watertown, NY. Her nieces and nephews are Edith Lindstrom Edge, Andrea Piatti, Cassandra Skiba, Oscar Miller, Jr., Peter Miller, Catherine Miller, Karlyn Voege, and Chris Miller.

During her long life, Anna worked at Perry’s Florist in Susquehanna, Matis Manufacturing in Oakland, and for many years at Barnes-Kasson Hospital. She loved to cook and bake, and her other favorite activities included fishing, picking berries, and walking in the woods. She was a kind and loving person and will be greatly missed by her family and many loving friends.

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

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, November 14 at 10 a.m. Interment was in the Evergreen Cemetery in Susquehanna following the funeral services.


Alice Shay Marks, 84, Oakland, PA passed away Sunday, November 12, 2006, in Susquehanna, PA. She was predeceased by her first husband, Frederick Shay; by her second husband, Clyde Marks; by a daughter, Louise Shay Lea; and by two sisters, Lucille Klym and Luella O’Dell.

Alice is survived by her children, Freida Shay Aldrich and husband, Robert, Sr., Lanesboro, PA, David Shay, Hickory Grove, PA, Luella Shay Cassity and husband, Robert, Baraboo, WI, Ann Shay Kenny and husband, Edward, Sr., Susquehanna, and Daniel Shay, Susquehanna; brothers and sisters, Mary Ficarro, Walter Fisk, Jr., Floyd Fisk, Robert Fisk, Esther Cobb, William Skinner; nine grandchildren, Deforest Youngs IV, Diane Youngs, Sean Youngs, Robert Aldrich, Jr., Leonard Aldrich, Loretta Aldrich Ainey, Edward Kenny, Jr., Joseph Kenny, Amelia Lee; several nieces and nephews.

Alice was a member of Stateline Evangelical Wesleyan Church, Great Bend. For 30 years she was employed at Bendix Aviation in South Montrose. She was a member of the Machinist Union.

A funeral service will be held at Stateline Evangelical Wesleyan Church, Route 11, Great Bend, Thursday, November 16, at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Donald Snedaker officiating. Interment will be in McKune Cemetery, Oakland, PA.

The family will receive callers at the Tuttle-Yeisley Funeral Home, 5 Susquehanna Avenue, Hallstead, PA from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday evening.


Charles Doug Bush, 83, Susquehanna, PA passed away Friday, November 10, 2006 at the Barnes-Kasson Hospital SNF in Susquehanna after an illness.

He was the son of the late Lawrence and Bernice Bush.

He was predeceased by his wife, Kathryn Bush; two sisters, Lucille McConnell, Josephine Benedict; brother-in-law, Donald Benedict; sister-in-law, Bernice Suchnick.

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Colleen and Richard Woodruff; grandson, Kyle Woodruff; granddaughter, Katie Woodruff; brother, Donald Bush; sister-in-law, Irene Bush; two brothers-in-law, Jack McConnell, George Suchnick; five nieces; four nephews; several grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

Doug was a member of the Lanesboro Community Church and served as an Elder of the Church; Canawacta Masonic Lodge; Odd Fellows Lodge; Lanesboro Cemetery Association; and active on the Republican Committee of Susquehanna County. He was a veteran of the United States Army Air Corps, serving during World War II. He served on the Board of Directors of the Barnes-Kasson Hospital, of which he was president for many years; and was an Oakland Township Supervisor for many years. Doug owned and operated Bush’s Garage in Oakland Township before his retirement. He enjoyed bowling, fishing, trapping, hunting and flying planes.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, November 19, at 5:30 p.m. at the Lanesboro Community Church, Lanesboro, with Rev. Carl Batzel officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lanesboro Community Church or Barnes-Kasson Hospital.


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