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Gerald Allen Hadden, 29, Oakland, PA, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, August 1, 2007, due to an accident while at work in Ithaca, NY.

He is survived by his parents, Gerald C. and Nancy (Schwebke) Hadden, Oakland; maternal grandfather, Albert Schwebke, Wilkes-Barre, PA; one brother, Jason M. Hadden, Hallstead, PA; many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Gerald was a graduate of Susquehanna Community High School, Class of 1997. He was a member of the United Methodist Church, Susquehanna, and also a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge #794 and Binghamton Eagles Club.

He worked for Benedict Antique Lumber and Stone of New Milford, PA.

Gerald was a loving son and brother who will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

The funeral service was held Monday, August 6 at Hennessey’s Funeral Home, Susquehanna, with Rev. Robert Harris officiating.

Burial, Evergreen Cemetery, Susquehanna, PA.

Memorial contributions may be made to Barnes-Kasson Hospital, Turnpike St., Susquehanna, PA 18847.


James M. Soden, 86, Thompson, PA, passed away August 1, 2007 at the Allied Skilled Nursing Facility. He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Winifred Williams Soden.

Also surviving are six children, Carol Hamilton, Texas, Ronald Soden, Olyphant, PA, Douglas Soden, Rome, PA, Diane Gentile, Albany, NY, Penny Lombardi, Texas, Karen Allison, Scranton, PA; fourteen grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and friends.

He was predeceased by one daughter, Bonnie Soden, and two grandchildren.

Mr. Soden was a member of the United Methodist Church of South Gibson, a member of the Freedom Lodge, F. & A.M. #328, and a charter member of the United Sportsmen’s Club in Jackson. He retired in 1985 from Independent Buyers’ Association.

Funeral services were  held Monday, August 6 from the Tuttle-Yeisley Funeral Home, Hallstead, with Pastor K. Ben Robinson officiating.

A Masonic Service was held on Sunday evening.

Should friends so desire, expressions of sympathy may take the form of a donation to the United Methodist Church of South Gibson.


Lawrence L. Travis, Jr., 50, Oakland Borough, PA, passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2007 at Barnes-Kasson Hospital, Susquehanna, surrounded by family.

He was born in Johnson City, NY on December 15, 1956.

He was predeceased by his father, Lawrence L. Travis, Sr.

He is survived by his loving wife, Amy (Terboss) Travis; sons, Larry O. Travis and Jeremy Travis; daughter, Kristy Tyler; mother, Elizabeth and Albert Pudish; maternal grandmother, Cora Smith; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Nina Lake, Connie and John Brown; brothers-in-law, Kenneth and Bonnie Burnett, James and Brenda Burnett, Timothy Burnett, Rick and Elena Burnett, Robert and Noreen Burnett; sisters-in-law, Tina Roettenbacher, Kristy Bliss and Marci Horne; several aunts, uncles; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Larry was the plant operator for the Tri-Borough Municipal Authority for over 30 years. He was involved in Little League Baseball with his boys. Larry loved life and was an avid fisherman.

He leaves behind his very close friend and companion, his little girl dog, “Lacey.” Larry was a loving husband and father who will be deeply missed by his family and many friends.

The funeral service was held on Saturday, August 4 at Hennessey’s Funeral Home, Susquehanna, with the Rev. James Rouse officiating.

Burial, Brookdale Cemetery, Brookdale, PA.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society in memory of Larry.


Joseph V. Passarelli, 72, a resident of Thompson, PA, formerly of Scranton, PA, died Monday, July 30, 2007 in the VNA Hospice at Community Medical Center, Scranton. His wife was the late Barbara Hahn, who died May 2, 1977.

Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Frank and Benedetta Simini Passarelli. He was a graduate of Loyola High School, Los Angeles, CA. He was a Korean War Veteran, serving as a Corporal with the U.S. Marine Corps. He was employed for 25 years with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, retiring as a Sergeant. He was a member of St. Martin of Tours Church, Jackson, PA, and the Knights of Columbus. He was also a member of the Professional Peace Officers’ Association.

He was a loving father, grandfather, brother, and uncle. He will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him.

Surviving are two daughters, Barbara Passarelli, Thompson, PA, Cathy Neibert, and husband, Steven, Newberry Park, CA; a son, Joseph V. Passarelli, Jr., and wife, Maureen, Scarborough, ME; seven grandchildren: Joseph, Julie, Johnny, and Joshua Passarelli, Timothy, Chris, and Steven Neibert; a sister, Mary Gentile, Louisiana; two brothers, Frank Passarelli, Los Angeles, CA, Ben Passarelli, Ventura, CA; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Alba Cartusciello.

The funeral will be held in California, with interment in San Fernando Mission Cemetery, Mission Hills, CA.

There will be no local calling hours. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

For additional information, directions, or to leave an online condolence, please visit Arrangements by the Strauch Funeral Home, 602 Birch Street, Scranton.

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