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Jane M. LaPear, 89, Susquehanna, PA, passed away Sunday, February 25, 2007 at the Barnes-Kasson Hospital SNF in Susquehanna.

She was predeceased by two husbands, Harold Sherman and Henry LaPear; one son, James Sherman; one daughter, Joyce Bell.

She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, George and Becky Sherman, Susquehanna; two daughters and sons-in-law, Marjorie and Robert Treible, Great Bend, PA, Betty and Bill Phillips, Phoenix, AZ; one brother and sister-in-law, Lewis and Marguerite Phelps, St. Augustine, FL; 16 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Jane was a member of the Susquehanna United Methodist Church and Barnes-Kasson Hospital Auxiliary. She retired from the Barnes-Kasson Hospital after many years of service. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, and will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

The funeral service was held on Thursday, March 1 at Hennessey’s Funeral Home, Susquehanna, with Rev. Kenneth Bitler officiating.

Burial, New Milford Cemetery, New Milford, PA.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Susquehanna County Library c/o Susquehanna Library Branch, Erie Blvd., Susquehanna, PA 18847.


Juanita R. Ball, 49, Oakland, PA, passed away March 4, 2007 at Barnes-Kasson Hospital, Susquehanna, PA. She was the wife of Leslie M. Ball, who survives.

Also surviving are two children, Tanya and John Slater, Susquehanna, and Mary Slater, Susquehanna; a sister, Chris Foote, Oakland; several half-brothers and half-sisters; three grandchildren, John III, Mary, and Dakota Slater; several nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to thank the Barnes-Kasson Hospital staff and Dr. Warren DeWitt for the care given their Mom while she was there.


Joseph F. Cina, 58, Oakland, PA, passed away on Friday, March 2, 2007 at Mercy Hospital, Scranton, PA, after an illness.

He was born in Susquehanna, the son of the late Francis Joseph and Barbara (Bateson) Cina.

Joseph is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Joseph and Karen Brickey, King, NC; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Anthony and Marie Cina, Great Bend, PA, Michael and Maria Cina, Susquehanna, PA; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Margaret Cina, Oakland, PA; Joan and Michael French, Oakland, PA; one granddaughter, Brittney Brickey; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, many cousins.

He served in the US Army. Joe previously worked at Kroehlers Manufacturing, Binghamton, NY, Hallstead Foundry and American Legion in Susquehanna.

He was a member of St. John’s Church, Susquehanna, American Legion Post 86 and Moose Lodge 794, both of Susquehanna.

The funeral service was held on Tuesday, March 6 at Hennessey’s Funeral Home, Susquehanna, with the Rev. Robert Simon officiating.

Burial, St. John’s Cemetery, Susquehanna, PA.


Richard M. Jarrett, 85, Hallstead, PA, died Wednesday, February 28, 2007 after a short illness, in the Hospice Unit of CMC in Scranton, PA.

He was born June 4, 1921, the son of Gertrude McIlvaine Jarrett and Ralph Jarrett. Richard’s only child, a son, Richard J. Jarrett, passed in 1979. Richard was a World War II veteran and he served in the US Army Air Corps.

He is survived by a granddaughter, Mrs. Sheryl Lynn Jarrett-Laput, her husband, Daniel G. Laput and her two children (Richard’s great-grandchildren), Ryan C. Carroll and Heather J. Laput, Portland Maine; a grandson, Mr. Keith Kevin Jarrett, his wife, Lisa L. McDonald-Jarrett and his three children (Richard’s great-grandchildren), Samantha M. Jarrett, Amber L. Jarrett, and Austin M. Jarrett, Winter Park, Florida; a cousin, Mrs. Joan Medich, West Palm Beach, Florida.

As per Richard’s wishes, no funeral service will be held. A small private memorial service will be held in Maine with the immediate family.


Gerald H. Perry, 85 passed away Saturday, March 3, 2007 at his home in Lakeland, Florida. He was born and raised in Susquehanna, PA and was a longtime resident before retiring to Florida.

Jerry was a loving husband and father and was referred to as “Pop” by his family. One son, Jerry, preceded him in death. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, June (Conklin); two daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and Roger Green, Orlando, FL, Elaine and Ivan Burman, Thompson, PA; four grandchildren, Tracy Robinson, Apopka, FL, Michael and Andrea Green, Boonton Township, NJ, Kris and Brian McCarthy, Bettendorf, Iowa, Scott Burman, Fredonia, NY; six great-grandchildren, Justin, Troy and Nicole McCarthy, Patrick and Owen Green, Alex Robinson.

Jerry was part of the 9th Infantry and served in World War II. He was in eight campaigns and received eight battle stars and an Arrowhead. He was in the Battle of the Bulge and a Purple Heart recipient. He was a longstanding member for 62 years in the American Legion and a member of Post #86 in Susquehanna, PA. He was also a member of the VFW, DAV, BOB and Black Kettle Sportsmen’s Club of Susquehanna, PA.

The funeral service will be held on Monday, March 12, at 9:30 a.m. at Hennessey’s Funeral Home, 208 Jackson Avenue, Susquehanna, and 10:00 a.m. at St. John’s Church, Susquehanna, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered by the Rev. Robert Simon.

Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery, Susquehanna.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the charity of your choice or to the SPCA.


Andrew D. Derrick, Jr., 71, Hallstead, PA, passed away March 5, 2007 at his home. His beloved wife of eight years, Shirley Hawk Derrick, survives.

Also surviving are his children, Cynthia and Charles DeGraw, Jr., Cheryl Tingley, and David and Patricia Derrick; stepchildren, Steven and Carol Galloway, Tammy Willson, Rebecca and Joseph Mordent, Shirley and James Rolison, Phillip and Kathryn Soller, Cindy and Thomas Fuimo; siblings, Audrey and Addison McHugh, Barbara and Mike Rustic, Carl and Pat Derrick; 36 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a great-grandson, William Gonzalez.

Andrew attended First Baptist Church, Palatka, FL. He was a member of American Legion Post 357, Hallstead, PA. He played softball and was a manager for local town teams and also enjoyed bowling and golf. He was a former supervisor at IBM, where he was a member of the Quarter Century Club. During the year, he spent half of his time in Florida and the other half in Hallstead. Andrew was surrounded by his children at the time of his passing.

Thank you to Dr. Y. and staff of Lourdes Oncology Department.

A funeral service will be held at the Tuttle-Yeisley Funeral Home, Thursday, March 8, at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Earl F. Grabey officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Great Bend, PA.

The family will receive callers from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Should friends so desire, expressions of sympathy may take the form of a donation to American Cancer Society, High School Road, Montrose, PA 18801.

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