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Homer Ferrante, III, 40, Susquehanna, PA, passed away Thursday, January 4, 2007 due to a truck accident in Jackson Township, PA.

He was predeceased by his paternal grandfather, Homer Ferrante, Sr.; paternal grandmother, Jacqueline Penn; and mother-in-law, Lillian F. Hall.

He is survived by his loving wife, Tina (Hall) Ferrante; three children, Courtney., age 15, Brandon, age 10, and Briana, age 8; father, Homer Ferrante, Jr.; mother, Charlene (Tell) Ferrante; sister and brother-in-law, Jennifer and Mark Zappe; grandmother, Mary Brady; grandfather, Charles Tell; half-sister, Corina Ferrante; two nieces, Megan and Stephanie Zappe; one nephew, Mark Zappe; aunts, uncles and cousins.

Homer was a graduate of Susquehanna Community High School, Class of 1986. He worked for Eddie Greene Trucking Co., Susquehanna. He was a wonderful husband and father, who loved his kids very much. In his free time, he loved racing and golfing.

The funeral service was held on Tuesday, January 9 at Hennessey’s Funeral Home, Susquehanna, with the Rev. Kenneth Bitler officiating. Burial, Lakeview Cemetery, Lakeview, PA.

Those who wish may send donations for the family to Edward Greene, RR 3 Box 2981-A, Susquehanna, PA 18847.


Frederick G. (Ted) Keyes, 89, Lanesboro, PA, passed away on Saturday, January 6, 2007 at the Barnes-Kasson Hospital, Susquehanna, PA.

He was born in Lanesboro, PA, the son of the late Harry and Clara (Prentice) Keyes.

He was predeceased by his loving wife of 50 years, Ina (Bagley) Keyes on May 6, 2000; a brother and sister-in-law, Rex and Mary Keyes; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Webster and Mary Bagley; and sister-in-law, Beth Bagley.

Ted is survived by his nephews and their wives, Rex Michael and Lenore Keyes, Robert and Gay Keyes; grandnephews and nieces, Jeffrey Keyes, Brent Keyes, Michael Keyes, Stephanie Basil, David Passetti and Michael Passetti; also several cousins.

He worked for many years for the Signal Department of the Erie Railroad and finished his work career in the Maintenance Department of Barnes-Kasson Hospital, Susquehanna.

He was very active in the Lanesboro (Presbyterian) Community Church and Lanesboro Cemetery Association.

Those who knew Ted knew his enthusiasm for model trains and how he loved to talk about local history.

The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, January 10 at 11:00 at the Lanesboro Community Church, Lanesboro, PA, with the Rev. Carl Batzel officiating.

Burial will be in the Lanesboro Cemetery, Lanesboro, PA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lanesboro Community Church, Main St., Lanesboro, PA or the Lanesboro Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 124, Lanesboro, PA 18827.


Angelo E. Carpenetti, 84, formerly of Nicholson, went to be with the Lord, surrounded by family on Saturday, December 23, 2006 at his home in Jerome, Idaho, due to complications from prostate cancer and heart disease. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Shirley Legg Carpenetti.

Angelo was one of 14 children and was born February 13, 1922 along with a twin sister in Peckville, PA. He was the son of the late Mariano and Asunta Forbidussi Carpenetti. Angelo served in the US Navy during WWII in the Pacific Theater as a airplane mechanic. He was one of five brothers serving at the same time during WWII. He attended Johnson Technical School after the war. He worked as a dairy sanitation inspector with Dairylea and Eastern Milk Producers until his retirement in 1987. He was a volunteer fireman, a lifelong member and past commander of the American Legion Post 953, member of the VFW and St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Nicholson, PA. He lived in Nicholson for over 60 years before moving to Idaho in 2004. Angelo enjoyed being with family, traveling, playing bingo and his little dog, Lucy. He also enjoyed “tinkering” in his garage and recycling aluminum.

He was a loving and faithful husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle who was very devoted to his family. He will also be remembered for his generosity and laughter and will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered in his family’s hearts forever.

He is survived by three daughters, Barbara Alden, Scranton, Dianne Pugh and husband Lloyd, Salmon, Idaho, Rita Driscole and husband, Jack, New Milford, PA; seven grandchildren, Tim Alden, Sonya (Walter) Haines, Adam (Tia) Black, Shawnee (Corey) Rasmussen, Emmett Black, Kelly and Sean Driscole; two great-grandchildren, Lucas Black, Lily Rasmussen. Also surviving are two brothers, Frank Carpenetti and wife Mary, Taylor, PA, Theodore Carpenetti, Gilroy, CA; one sister, Jenny Noble, Kingsley, PA; many nieces, nephews and friends, sisters-in-law, and a brother-in-law.

He was predeceased by six brothers: baby Francesco, Attilio, Joseph, Anthony, Leo and Mariano Carpenetti; four sisters, Pierina Malvagi, Beatrice Benvenuti, Retha Carpenetti and his twin sister, Helen Mead.

Angelo will be cremated and a memorial service with military honors will be held in May, 2007 with interment at the Deckertown Cemetery in Lathrop Township, PA at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Nicholson American Legion Post 953, PO Box 288, Nicholson, PA 18446.

E-mail expressions of sympathy may be sent to


Leon (Dube) J. Dubanowitz, Jr., 55, Oakland, PA, passed away Tuesday, January 2, 2007 at Mid Valley Hospital, with his loving wife, Sara at his side, after a long, courageous battle with cancer.

Leon was predeceased by his parents, Leon, Sr. and Genevieve (Midge) Dubanowitz.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Sara; children, Amber, at home, Jason Dubanowitz, Susquehanna, Nickie Shimer, Thompson, Michelle Dubanowitz, Allentown; his brother and sister-in-law, Victor, Sr. and Cathy Dubanowitz; sister and brother-in-law, Debby and John Benson, all of Susquehanna; grandchildren, Brady, Travis, Victoria, Derek; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Dick and Judy Peltz.

Leon was a decorated Vietnam veteran, serving in the United States Navy from July, 1969 to July, 1973, earning many medals of achievement, including Vietnam Service Medal (4th Bronze Star), Vietnamese Staff Service Honor Medal, Comnavairlant Recognition for Achievement in Aviation Safety and the Navy Achievement Medal with Combat “V.”

He was an active member of the American Legion Post 86, Susquehanna, Elk Mt. VFW 8488, Lenox and a lifetime member of the Canawacta Rod and Gun Club, Oakland.

Leon was an avid hunter and fisherman, and truly loved the outdoors. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

The family would like to thank Southern Care Hospice and ASCERA-CARE for all of their loving and gentle care while he was a patient there.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 13, at 1:00 p.m. at Hennessey’s Funeral Home, 208 Jackson Avenue, Susquehanna, with the Rev. Robert Simon officiating.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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