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LAWRENCE L. TRAVIS, JR.

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; father-in-law, Lynn Terboss; 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.

JOHN CARTER MARSH

On August 6, 2007, John Carter Marsh, father of Christopher Marsh of Reisterstown, MD. Son of Audrey I. Stanford of York, PA and the late Earl T. Marsh. Former husband of Dorothy Feustle Marsh of Reisterstown, MD. Brother of Stephen Marsh of Glen Rock, PA and Virginia Root of Austin, TX.

Visitation was held at the Eline Funeral Home, Reisterstown MD, on Thursday, August 9, 2007.

A memorial service was held on Friday, August 10, 2007, at Reisterstown United Methodist Church, Reisterstown, MD.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 800 Wymans Park Drive, Suite 110, Baltimore, MD 21211.

ROBERT C. LITTS

Robert C. Litts, a retired aircraft mechanic and 60-year Matamoras, PA area resident, died Friday, August 3, 2007 after a long illness at Masonic Village in Elizabethtown, PA. He was 92.

The son of the late Edward H. Litts and Elmina J. Westcott Litts, he was born April 8, 1915 in Susquehanna, PA.

He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Matamoras, PA. Mr. Litts attended the Casey Jones School of Aeronautics in Newark, NJ and was then hired to teach students the aircraft engine repair trade. Bob owned and operated Litts Air Service in Matamoras. He also operated the aircraft maintenance repair facility at the Monticello Airport. Several years ago, he received recognition for being the most senior FAAI and A Inspector in the Allentown region. He received the Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award. He was a former partner in Winans Engineering and Manufacturing Co. in Branchville, NJ. Mr. Litts was a member of the Matamoras Lodge of Masons (Milford Lodge #344 F & AM). His many hobbies and interests included fishing and hunting. He was also an aircraft pilot. He was a life-member of the Matamoras Rod & Gun Club, and the Slate Stone Hunting Club. He was a member and past president of the Matamoras Borough Council.

He is survived by his wife, Jane A. Murch Litts, they were married September 23, 1939; one son, Richard A. Litts and wife, Jeanette of Downington, PA; daughters, Nancy Farr of Matamoras, Susan Kozykowski and husband, Bernard of Barryville; one brother, Floyd Litts of Susquehanna, PA; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Barbara Litts; son-in-law, Joseph Monaco; several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a son, Robert E. Litts; a daughter, Joan Monaco; great-granddaughter, Laura Reitschmied; one brother; and two sisters.

Funeral services were held at The United Methodist Church of Matamoras. The Rev. Glenn Scheyhing officiated.

Burial, Pine Hill Cemetery, Sparrowbush.

Funeral arrangements by Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home.

JAMES H. ALDRICH

James H. Aldrich, 63, Drums, PA, passed away unexpectedly on August 7, 2007, in Port Ritchie, Florida.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Aldrich.

He was predeceased by a daughter, Crystal.

He was the son of the late Sidney and Doris Aldrich, Lanesboro.

Also surviving are four brothers, Robert and Frieda Aldrich, Glen Aldrich, John and Kathy Aldrich, Tom and Rita Aldrich; two sisters, Gail and Ernie Bodnar, Jean and Norman Merrill.

A private service will be held at the convenience of the family.

JOSEPH A. PAGANO

Joseph A. Pagano, 91, formerly of Churchview Apartments, Susquehanna, PA, passed away August 8, 2007 at Lourdes Hospital in Binghamton, NY, after an illness. Prior to this, he had resided at Elizabeth Church Manor, Binghamton, NY, for several months.

He was predeceased by his parents, Felice and Mabel Pagano; a sister, Josephine Pagano McNerney; and a brother, Vincent F. Pagano.

He is survived by one brother and two sisters-in-law, Thomas and Fortune Pagano, Saddle Brook, NJ, Kathy Pagano, Susquehanna; three nephews, Thomas, Jr. and Jacki Pagano, CA, Dr. Robert and Nancy Pagano, Pittsburgh, PA, Todd Pagano, Binghamton; one great-niece and three great-nephews.

Joe served his country during World War II in the Coast Guard. After the war he worked as an air traffic controller in Long Island, NY, Nantucket, MA, and for 20 years until retirement, in Anchorage, AK. He was an avid outdoorsman and after returning to reside in PA, he still enjoyed driving to Alaska, drawn by his passion for hunting and fishing. Joe was also a member of St. John the Evangelist Church in Susquehanna.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. John’s Church on Saturday, August 12, with Rev. Leonard officiating.

Burial, St. John’s Cemetery, Susquehanna.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of choice.

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