Main News
County Living
Church Announcements
Dated Events
Military News
Subscribe to the Transcript


Call Today To Book Your Ad For Our Annual Valentine's Day Special Running February 13th 2008

Please visit our kind sponsors

Issue Home February 13, 2008 Site Home


Boyd "June" Bedford, Jr.

Boyd "June" Bedford, Jr., 82, of Prospect St., Susquehanna, PA, passed away on Thursday, February 7, 2008, at the Barnes-Kasson Hospital SNF, Susquehanna, PA. He was born in Gelatt, PA, the son of the late Boyd and Rena Vermilyea Bedford. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 58 years, Bernice E. Bedford on September 3, 2007.

Boyd is survived by three sons, James and Barbara Bedford, Lanesboro, PA, Brian and Dot Bedford, Sarasota, FL, Timothy Bedford and Tara Pickering, Oakland, PA; one daughter, Linda Pickering and Don Lake, Jr., New Milford, PA; two sisters-in-law, Marion Glover and Jean Bedford; 12 grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

He was a veteran of the US Army, and a member of the American Legion Post #86 of Susquehanna, PA. He was retired from Interstate Burlap and Bag Company of Great Bend, PA. Boyd enjoyed farming and raising beef cattle, hunting and fishing. He will be deeply missed by his family and many friends.

The funeral service was held on Monday, February 11, at the Hennessey's Funeral Home, 208 Jackson Ave., Susquehanna, with the Rev. James Rouse officiating. Burial, North Jackson Cemetery, North Jackson, PA.


Evelyn M. Galloway, 80, Susquehanna, PA, died peacefully Saturday, February 9, 2008, after a long illness. Her husband, Walter, a daughter, Sharon and husband, Stephen and a niece, Vicky were by her side.

Evelyn is survived by her beloved husband of 63 years, Walter D. Galloway; their children, Gary Galloway and wife, Judy, DeBeque, CO, Sharon Gilman and husband, Stephen Szwalla, Binghamton, NY, Wendy Dodd and husband, Stephen, Lake Ann, MI; eight grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; a very special niece, Vicky Welch and husband, Walter; many other wonderful nieces and nephews.

Evelyn was a retired LPN and worked for several years at Barnes-Kasson Hospital. She will long be remembered for her many community activities which included the Hallstead-Great Bend Civic Club, Interfaith, Meals on Wheels, and the county Historical Society. She was also very active in her beloved church, First Baptist, Hallstead, PA.

The family expresses their gratitude to Asera Care Hospice for the loving and gentle care they gave to Evelyn.

A memorial service was held at First Baptist Church, Hallstead, Tuesday, February 12 with the Reverends Stephen Dodd, Kenneth Tapper and Richard Woodruff officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to the Memorial Fund, First Baptist Church, Hallstead, PA 18822.


Alan Mark Heller, 52, Oakland, PA, passed away Sunday, February 10, 2008 at home with his loving wife, Deborah (Gunderman) Heller and his two “kids,” Ally and Spike at his side after a courageous battle with lung cancer.

Alan was predeceased by his father, Claude (Smokey) Heller in 1991.

He is survived by  his mother, Priscilla Jane Heller, Susquehanna; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Todd and Tammy Heller, Susquehanna, Barry and Sheri Heller, Susquehanna; three uncles, Leslie and Dot Heller, Honolulu, Hawaii, William ad Alice McGuire, Hamilton, Montana, Herbert Fry, Media, PA; mother-in-law, Viola Tubbs, Great Bend, PA; two brothers-in-law, Warren and Shorti Gunderman, Port Jervis, NY, Tim and Diane Gunderman, Sparrowbush, NY; two stepbrothers-in-law, Edward Tubbs, Kirkwood, NY, William Tubbs, Kirkwood, NY; one very special sister-in-law, Tammy and John Bennett, Honesdale, PA; four nieces, Brittany Heller, Heather Heller, Kelly and Peter Merindino, Ann Marie and Jack Sardina; two nephews, Todd and Kristen Heller, Eric and Kyle Gunderman.

Alan graduated from the Susquehanna Community School. He was employed by Smokey Heller & Sons for 23 years and previously at Endless Mountain Stone Co. Alan was a member of the Canawacta Rod & Gun Club and served as Trustee for three years. He thrived on his involvement with the club and his love for shooting. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him, especially his extended family, Rob and Kelly Bibbins, and Charles and Rita Ficarro.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, February 15, at 11 a.m. at Hennessey’s Funeral Home, 208 Jackson Ave., Susquehanna, PA, with Rev. James Rouse officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alan Heller Benefit Fund c/o Peoples National Bank, Erie Blvd., Susquehanna, PA 18847.


Edward (Bootsie) Robert Graves, Sr., 69, Susquehanna, PA, went to be with his Lord on February 6, 2008, after a short battle with liver cancer. He was born April 8, 1938 to Madeline and Ralph Graves of Susquehanna, PA.

He is survived by his loving wife, Joyce C. Tyrell Graves, of 34 years; eight children, Marion, Sue, Debbie, Karry, Brenda, William, Edward Jr., and Timothy; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sister, Minnie; brother, Ira; several nieces, nephews; three special friends (the Labarres).

Edward was an organ donor. He was an avid outdoorsman, loved hunting and fishing. He was a heavy equipment operator and also worked in the stone quarry for many years.

A Memorial Service was held for family and friends on Saturday, February 9 at the Lanesboro Community Church with Rev. Carl Batzel officiating.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Peter P. Savage Funeral Home, 183 Main Street, New Milford, PA.


Lee G. Warren, 66, New Milford, PA, passed away unexpectedly with his loving wife, Sharon Blodgett Warren, by his side on Tuesday, February 5, 2008.

In addition to his wife, Lee is survived by two sons, Lee Warren, Jr., and wife, Sherry, Terre Hill, PA, James Warren and wife, Cindy, New Milford, PA; two sisters, Phyllis Oakley and Bonnie Ratajski; seven grandchildren, Jimmer, Amanda, Jessica and Ashley Warren, Jessie, Rachel and Mary Casella; several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents, Cyril J. and Esther Resseguie Warren; and by a brother, William F. Warren.

Lee was a member of the Lakeside Methodist Church. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He enjoyed spending time with friends and loved his family.

A retired farmer and milk tester, Lee still enjoyed playing with his tractors and continued to produce Warren Maple products his entire life.

A funeral service was held Monday, February 11, at Lakeview Mennonite Church with Pastor Blaine Detwiler officiating.

Should friends so desire, expressions of sympathy may take the form of a donation to the Memorial Fund, Lakeview Mennonite Church, RR 1 Box 55, Susquehanna, PA 18847.

Arrangements were made by the Tuttle-Yeisley Funeral Home, Hallstead.

Back to Top

News  |  Living  |  Sports  |  Schools  |  Churches  |  Ads  |  Events
Military  |  Columns  |  Ed/Op  |  Obits  | Archive  |  Subscribe