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ARONA V. BARBIN
Arona V. Barbin, 78, Thompson, PA, passed away on Thursday, March 15, 2007 at Mercy Hospital Hospice Unit, Scranton, PA, after a short illness.
She was born March 27, 1928 in Dickson City, PA, the daughter of the late William and Mae (Evans) Vasey.
She is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Antonio J. and Linda Barbin, Ansonia, CT, Evan V. Barbin, Seymour, CT; one grandson, Evan A. Barbin, Oxford, CT; one sister, Mae Netta, Nevada; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Rev. William and Norine Vasey, Kentucky, Evan and Ester Vasey, Minnesota, Richard T. Vasey, Thompson; many nieces and nephews.
As per Arona’s request, no funeral service will be held. A family and friends gathering will be held on Saturday, April 28, at 2 p.m. at Joe Brownell’s home at Coxton Lake.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.
PAUL FRANCIS McCORMICK
Paul Francis McCormick, 92, Susquehanna, PA, went to be with our Lord on Friday, March 16, 2007 at Barnes-Kasson Hospital, Susquehanna.
He was born in Forest City, PA, the son of the late Joseph and Matilda (O’Neil) McCormick.
Paul was predeceased by his son, Patrick McCormick; two brothers, Thomas and James; four sisters, Mary, Margaret, Katherine, and Sister Germaine IHM.
He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Mary; daughter-in-law, Terry McCormick; and grandchildren, Todd McCormick, Florida, and Tracey McCormick, Endicott, NY.
Paul worked on the railroad for many years and at the Post Office in Susquehanna before his retirement.
Paul was a dedicated member of St. John’s Church, Susquehanna and Knights of Columbus. He also delivered meals to shut-ins for Meals on Wheels.
The funeral service was held on Tuesday, March 20 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 St. John’s Church, Susquehanna, PA 18847.
The family wishes to acknowledge Dr. Bob Patel, the nursing staff at Barnes-Kasson Hospital, Father Robert Simon and their close friends in Susquehanna.
ANNA MARIE BINDER
Anna Marie (Plutino) Binder, 73, Susquehanna, PA, passed away Saturday, March 17, 2007 at the Barnes-Kasson Hospital SNF after an illness.
She was born in Rock Rift, NY, the daughter of the late Nicholas and Isabelle (Gorton) Plutino.
She was predeceased by her husband, Robert C. Binder; four brothers, Nicholas Plutino, Joseph Plutino, Alex (Tiny) Plutino, Ernest Plutino.
Anna is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Kris E. and Julia Binder, E. Northport, NY: two daughters and one son-in-law, Deborah Binder Zayas, Queens, NY, Anne Lee and William J. Conklin, Susquehanna; four sisters, Lillian Klym, Mary Frances Gow, Nancy Collier, Linda Norris; five grandchildren, Jonathan Zayas, Caryn Conklin, Kelly Conklin, Kristen Binder, Steven Binder; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, April 21, 10 a.m. at St. John’s Church, Susquehanna, with Rev. Robert Simon officiating. The family and friends are invited for a time of fellowship at the American Legion in Susquehanna at 5:30 p.m. on the 21st.
The family asks that a donation in lieu of flowers be made to your favorite charity. Cards can be sent to Anne Lee Conklin, 405 Washington St., Susquehanna, PA 18847.
BONITA B. ROOSA
Bonita (Bonnie) B. Roosa, 72, Hallstead, PA, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, March 16, 2007.
She was predeceased by her parents, Charles and Beulah Armstrong.
Bonnie is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Willis (Bill) Roosa; children, Bonnie and David Bothell, Ocoee, FL, Joel and Debora Roosa, Hallstead, Bryan and Candy Roosa, Susquehanna, PA, David Roosa, Esq., Sidney, NY, Jay Roosa and Debbie, Orlando, FL; three brothers, Charles (Dave) Armstrong, Alden (Ike) Armstrong, Keith Armstrong and wife, Dorothy; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Carlton and Jean Cushman, Walter and Joan Jones, Leah Wooster, Laurence Osterhout; eight grandchildren, Bradley, Ryan, Erin, Jacob and Kristopher Roosa and Heath, Robin and Arden Bothell; several nieces and nephews.
Bonnie retired from the Matco Electronics Group in 1999. She was a past 46-year member and Session Member of First Presbyterian Church of Hallstead. Currently, she was a very active member of the Franklin Hill Presbyterian Church in the area where she was born and raised. Bonnie and Bill loved to sing in the church choir together and participate in as many church activities as they could. She was an extremely giving and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and sister. She was a friend to many and always had a smile on her face. Bonnie will be deeply missed by all who knew her, but she will be with us in our hearts forever.
A funeral service will be held at Tuttle-Yeisley Funeral Home, 5 Susquehanna Avenue, Hallstead, PA on Thursday, March 22, at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor William Townsend officiating. Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Franklin Hill Presbyterian Church, Restoration Fund, RR 2 Box 2255, Hallstead, PA 18822.
PASQUALE JOSEPH PARRILLO
Pasquale “Pat” Joseph Parrillo, 96, Susquehanna, PA, passed away Saturday, March 17, 2007 at the Barnes-Kasson Hospital SNF in Susquehanna.
He was born in Maiano, Italy, the son of the late Joseph and Angela (Cillo) Parrillo.
He was predeceased by brothers Louis, John Alphonse (Puff) and Nicholas Parrillo; sisters, Mary, Elizabeth, and Lucy.
Pat is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Mary (Mollica) Parrillo; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Janet Parrillo, Binghamton, NY; brother, Danny Parrillo and Dorothy, Corning, NY; sister, Emma Fabian, Plantation, FL; many nieces and nephews.
Pat was retired from the Erie Railroad after 42 years of service. He was a member of St. John’s Church, Susquehanna, and Moose Lodge #794, Susquehanna, where he was past Governor.
Pat loved baseball and was a lifelong Yankees fan.
The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 21, at 11:00 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 St. John’s Cemetery, Susquehanna.
The family will receive friends at Hennessey’s Funeral Home, 208 Jackson Ave., Susquehanna, on Wednesday from 9 to 11 a.m.
RAYMOND R. FOX
Raymond R. Fox, 78, of Thompson, PA, passed away on Friday, March 16, 2007 at the Mercy Hospital in Scranton, PA, after an illness.
He was predeceased by his former wife, Kathleen Fox; two sisters, Manuela Rue, Mildred Christman.
Raymond is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, David and Christine Fox, Thompson, Roger Benson and Elizabeth Madden, Pleasant Mount, PA; one daughter, Debra Wolfe, Erie, PA; one brother, John Fox, NJ; two sisters, Alice Lim, NY, Gloria Fox, NJ; nine grandchildren, David Fox, Jr., Shania Fox, Samantha Fox, Nicholas Fox, Donna and Ian Maffett, Jeff and Holly Wolfe, Roger Benson, Jr., Aaron Benson, Lauren Benson; six great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Raymond retired from Clifford W. Estes Co. of Lyndhurst, NJ. He was a veteran with 33 years of service in the Army National Guard of New Jersey with the 50th Armored Division and was a member of the American Legion. He was the former owner of the Thompson Inn in Ararat on Route 171. He was a loving father and grandfather and will be deeply missed by his family and many friends.
The funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 22, at 8 p.m. at Hennessey’s Funeral Home, 208 Jackson Ave., Susquehanna, with Pastor Fred Johnson officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Thompson Hose Co., or Mercy Hospital in Scranton.
Thomas Loomis, 67, of Montrose, PA, died Thursday, March 15, 2007 at Community Medical Center Hospice, Scranton, PA. Born September 13, 1939 in Pittston, PA, he was the son of the late Frederick Ludwig and Gladys Courtney Loomis. He and his wife, the former Carole Ann Wilson, were married 47 years.
He was employed as a Steeple Jack, Union # 703 in Philadelphia until he moved to Montrose, PA in 1995 and then worked for Donald Dean & Sons.
Tom served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1956 to 1959.
A special thanks to Ann Marie (Penny), Marcy, Karen, Sue and all the support at the restaurant, also the staff at Tyler Memorial Hospital, C.M.C and Dr. Speicher. Thank you to Bartron-Myer Funeral Home and my “Special Angel,” Johnny.
He collected trains and Hess trucks and also enjoyed doing needlepoint.
Besides his wife, survivors include sisters, Margaret Evans, North Wales, PA, Mary Higgins, Hicksville, NY, Patricia Loomis, Philadelphia; brother, Robert Loomis, Valley Village, CA; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by brothers, John and Carl, and a nephew, Frederick.
Services will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at the Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Inc., A Selected Independent Funeral Home, Montrose, PA. The family will receive friends one hour prior to services on Saturday. The family suggests that, if desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Susquehanna County, P.O Box 485, Montrose, PA 18801.
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