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Luanne Thatcher Dooley, 52, Hallstead, PA, passed away Sunday, June 3, 2007 at Mercy Hospital, Scranton, PA. She was the beloved wife of Daniel P. Dooley, who survives.

Luanne is also survived by a daughter, Lynette T. Dooley; her mother, Delores Thatcher and companion, Victor Welch; a grandmother, Doris Florance; a sister, Diane Lynch and husband, Patrick; four nieces, Jackie, Kelly, Patty and Kasey Lynch; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Clay and Mary Jo Weaver, Tom and Ann Dooley, Joe and Mary Ann Dooley, Marty and Rose Dooley; several aunts, uncles, and cousins, nieces and nephews, and many friends.

She was predeceased by her father, Gerald Thatcher; a sister, Denise Thatcher; and a brother, David Thatcher.

Luanne was a member of the United Methodist Community Church, Great Bend, PA. For over 35 years, she was a waitress at Beavers and Dobbs restaurants.

A funeral service was held Friday, June 8 at the Tuttle-Yeisley Funeral Home, Hallstead, with Pastor Donald Littleton officiating. Interment, Rose Hill Cemetery, Hallstead.


Joseph Andusko, 67, of Susquehanna, PA, passed away Saturday, June 2, 2007, at home surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born in Dupont, PA, the son of the late Michael and Mary Andusko.

He was predeceased by two brothers, Michael and Andrew Andusko.

He is survived by his loving wife, Elaine; one son and daughter-in-law, Joseph F. and Kathleen (Nilsson) Andusko, Hallstead, PA; two precious grandchildren, Lydia Grace and Kiera Riley Andusko; two sisters, Helen Knick, Newark, DE, Evelyn Hendricks, Pittston, PA; mother-in-law, Mary Melnick, Susquehanna, PA; many nieces and nephews.

Joseph was a guidance counselor for the Susquehanna Community School District before his retirement. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church of Susquehanna, past president of the Stonebridge Lions Club, and past Board of Director of the Barnes-Kasson Hospital, both in Susquehanna.

The funeral service was held Wednesday, June 6, at St. John the Evangelist Church where a Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by Rev. Robert Simon, followed by burial in St. John the Evangelist Cemetery, Susquehanna, PA.


Marion Lindsey, 88, Oakland, PA, passed away Saturday, June 9, 2007 at the Moses Taylor Hospital in Scranton, PA, after an illness.

She was predeceased by three grandsons, Brian Balmer, Billy Balmer, and Bruce Balmer; two brothers, Raymond Vitizum, John Sullivan; one sister, Lena Slater.

Marion is survived by two sons, Marty Lindsey, Oakland, PA, Lewis (Jiggs) and Marion (Evans) Balmer; four grandchildren, Becky Balmer, Beth and Jeff Williams, Betsy Diaz, Bonnie Balmer; ten great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Susquehanna, and worked for Matis Mfg. in Oakland for over 20 years and Magnetic Labs in Great Bend for seven years before her retirement. Marion enjoyed gardening, baking, and spending time with her family. She was a loving mother and grandmother who will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

The funeral service was held Tuesday, June 12 at Hennessey’s Funeral Home, Susquehanna, with Rev. Kenneth Bitler officiating.

Burial, Lanesboro Cemetery, Lanesboro, PA.

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