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John Paul Napolitano, 54, Susquehanna, PA, passed away Friday, July 13, 2007 at home after an illness.

He was born in Susquehanna, the son of the late Clement and Mary (Saam) Napolitano.

He is survived by his loving wife, Nancy (Bearden) Napolitano; three sons, Nathan Napolitano, Vincent Napolitano, Kyle Napolitano; one daughter, Aleshia Napolitano; two brothers, Louis Napolitano, James Napolitano; two sisters, Virginia Towner, Judy Canfield; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

John is well known for his musical talent and was a member of several different bands in the area throughout the years. John was a loving husband and father and will be deeply missed by his family and many friends.

A memorial Mass was held on Monday, July 16 at St. John’s Church in Susquehanna with Rev. Albert Leonard officiating.


Clarence was born April 10, 1920 in South Gibson, PA, a son of Horace G. and Ossie Wright Belcher. Clarence died Wednesday, June 20, 2007 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA.

He graduated from Harford High School in 1942. He graduated from Williamsport Technical Institute and worked as a machinist for a number of years. He was the owner and operator of a shoe repair shop in Williamsport. He attended the Grace Community Church of Blossburg, PA. A dedicated bible scholar, Clarence shared his faith and knowledge with other bible study groups in the Liberty, PA area. He was a member of the Lycoming County Bee Keepers Association.

Clarence is survived by a brother, George, South Gibson, PA.

He was predeceased by sisters, Marian Cooley and Louise Wright; brothers, Russell, Charles and Frank Belcher. There are many nieces and nephews.

Clarence never let his physical handicap interfere with his life’s endeavors. His sense of humor and mental philosophy always got one’s attention. As a child of God, he is celebrating new life with his loving, eternal God of heaven and earth.

A memorial service was held June 28 at the J.A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Mansfield, PA.

Family and friends are invited to a memorial service to be held July 21, 11 a.m. at the Green Grove Pilgrim Holiness Church, located between Glenwood and Lenoxville, PA.

Memorial contributions may be mad to the Green Grove Pilgrim Holiness Church, RR 1 Box 1397, Nicholson, PA 18446.

Burial will be in the South Gibson Cemetery

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