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Kathleen Ann Baker Bundy, 70, of Adams, NY, died Sunday, March 23, 2008 at her home.

Mrs. Bundy was a teacher in Pittsburgh, PA, Greensburg, PA, Windsor, NY and at Belleville (NY) Central School. She retired from Belleville Henderson Central School in 1986.

Born September 29, 1937, in Susquehanna, PA, daughter of Paul S. and Eleanor Joan Lannon Baker, she graduated from Laurel Hill Academy, Susquehanna, and Seton Hill University, Greensburg.

Mrs. Bundy did an apprenticeship with editor and publisher Ulysses Grant Baker at his newspaper, the Susquehanna Evening Transcript. She finished her apprenticeship as copy editor at the newspaper.

She married David T. Bundy on November 24, 1971. Mr. Bundy taught at Belleville Central School and Belleville Henderson Central School for many years until retiring in 1996.

Surviving besides her husband are two daughters and a son-in-law, Mary Ellen and Robert Helsel, Greensburg, NY and Maureen Ann Sullivan, Adams, NY; a brother and his wife, Eugene Paul and Nancy Baker, Hornell, NY; two granddaughters; a grandson; several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were made by the Carpenter-Stoodley Funeral Home, Belleville.

Donations may be made to Union Academy Scholarship Fund, in care of Phyllis Ormsby, 9248 Route 289, Adams, NY 13605.


Gertrude D. “Trude” “Grammy” Eddleston, 88, of Great Bend, PA, passed away unexpectedly, Thursday, March 27, 2008. She is survived by her loving husband of sixty-two years, George S. Eddleston, Sr.

Also surviving are their three children, George S. Eddleston, Jr. and Jody, David and Susan Eddleston, Susan and Garry Wilber; three grandchildren, Gus Wilber and Marcie, Adam Wilber and Kelly, and Brian Wilber; one special niece, Katherine and Marvin Potter; and several other nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by one daughter, Sandra Lee Eddleston; two brothers; three sisters.

Trude was a graduate from Robert Packer School of Nursing as the “Spirit of Nursing.” She and George opened the Clover Rest Nursing Home in Montclair, New Jersey on June 1, 1950. They moved back home to Pennsylvania in 1967 and opened Dobb’s Country Kitchen. Trude’s nickname was Dobby. George promised her she would see her name in lights, and called the restaurant Dobbs. After her retirement she stayed active with family, grandchildren, neighborhood children, and friends. She loved her town, her church, the river, her flowers, and especially loved her family.

A funeral service was be held on Monday, March 31, at the United Methodist Community Church, Great Bend, PA. Interment will be made in Woodlawn Cemetery, Great Bend, PA.

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

Should friends so desire, expressions of sympathy may take the form of a donation to the United Methodist Community Church, Great Bend, PA.


Margaret Z. Silver, 93, of Hallstead, PA, passed away Thursday, March 27, 2008 at Wilson Hospital. She was predeceased by her husbands, Alton G. Silver in 1991, and Walter McCormick in 2005.

She is survived by two sons, Carl (Sarah Jane) Silver, Hallstead, PA, and Jonathan (Sylvia) Silver, Hemet, CA; one daughter, Linda (Ramon) Tingley, New Milford, PA; one son-in-law, Clyde Payne; ten grandchildren, David, Dennis, Dwight, and Dean Silver, Margaret (Peggy) Walworth, Randy and Andrew Payne, Eddie Tingley, Kristina and Melissa Silver; step-grandsons, Randalph and Scott Tingley; eighteen great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Gladys Ziats and Alma Heath; many nieces, nephews, and cousins, and special care giver, Cindy Tompkins.

She was predeceased by one daughter, Norma Payne; three brothers, Raymond, Glenford, and Chester Carpenter.

During their years in Hallstead, Margaret and Alton served in many capacities at the First Baptist Church. Their retirement took them first to California and then to Florida, where they united with the First Baptist Church in Pomona Park.

Margaret loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. She taught her grandsons to shoot, and those who went into the military dared do nothing less than become sharpshooters. She counted moose, elk, and many deer among her trophies, and no woodchuck was safe on her property.

Margaret enjoyed keeping her hands busy; knitting, crocheting, sewing, and quilting were among her hobbies.

Margaret loved life, her family, and especially her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and she wanted her friends and family to know and love Him too. She will be greatly missed by those close to her, but know she is at rest in the Lord and free from pain and suffering. Her family would like to thank her friends at the First Presbyterian Church in Hallstead and Reverend Nancy Cubitt and Pastor Julien Weil, and the folks from Park Avenue Baptist in Binghamton for their kind attention, calls, concerns, and prayers.

A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m., Thursday, April 3, 2008, at the Tuttle-Yeisley Funeral Home, Hallstead, PA. Interment will be made in the Ararat Cemetery.

Friends may call on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Should friends so desire, expressions of sympathy may take the form of a donation to the Hallstead/Great Bend Ambulance, P.O. Box 793, Great Bend, PA 18821.


George W. Burdick, 86, of Oakland, PA passed away suddenly at Barnes Kasson Hospital on Friday, March 28, 2008 with his loving family by his side.

Dad has now re-joined his loving wife, Joyce, of 62 years who passed away May 25, 2007. George is also predeceased by his father and mother, George and Frances Burdick; sister, Sylvia Ryan; and a brother, Richard; also grandchild, Jessica Gordon and daughter-in-law, Mary Ann Burdick.

He is survived by daughter, Marie and husband Laren Curtis, Oakland, PA; son, George William Burdick, Minoa, NY; son, Jon C. Burdick, Oakland, PA; son, Kevin and wife Anita, Binghamton, NY; daughter, Connie and husband Craig Gordon, Frederick, MD. Also surviving are grandchildren, Philip Baldwin, Barbara Wheeler, Lucas Burdick, Joanna Osterhout, Judith Herschel, Brian Gordon, Hannah Gordon; great-grandchildren, Jacki Wheeler, Logan Burdick, Lola Burdick, Sean Herschel and Scarlett Osterhout.

George was a veteran of World War II and served in the US Navy as a Radioman aboard the minesweeper USS Endicott. He was a 50-year-plus member of the American Legion Post 86, Susquehanna, PA. George worked for over 35 years for Kroehler Manufacturing as a Production Scheduling Supervisor, retiring in 1982. After his retirement, Dad became an avid fisherman, purchased a great camp site on the Susquehanna River for all of us to enjoy family picnics and gatherings. His fish stories and yarns became legend to his friends and family, and were hard to distinguish from fact or fiction. Dad also enjoyed creating his own website on his own computer during the months he couldn’t be at the camp. His patented name “Walleye” George was an appropriate name for his email address. Calligraphy was also a hobby of his until his arthritis slowed that down.

A private service will be held by the family per George’s request.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to the Susquehanna Branch Library; or to Post 86, American Legion, Susquehanna, PA.



Brian Brainard, 34, Harford, PA, passed away March 29, 2008, as the result of a vehicle accident.

Brian is survived by his wife of six years, Dawn Lee Brainard; two stepchildren, Shannon and Erin Geiser; his father, Ronald Brainard and companion Gladys Collins, Susquehanna, PA; a sister, Paula Briggs and husband Adam, New Milford, PA; a very special niece, Katelyn Briggs; a close cousin, Kevin Brainard; a best friend, Barry Conrad; many special aunts and their families, Bert Houlihan, Kathy Borowicz, Peg Doran, Bonnie Brainard, Donna Warner, Sue Borowicz, Lynette McAlla.

He was predeceased by his mother, Patricia Brainard, in 2000; and by his Grandma Jean McNamara.

Brian was employed as a mechanic at Bennett’s Garage, Harford, by Ken and Betty Lou Bennett. He was a Social Member of the VFW, Elk Mountain Post. Brian will be missed by his family and friends.

The family received callers Tuesday evening, April 1 at the Tuttle-Yeisley Funeral Home, Hallstead, followed by a memorial service with Reverend James Rouse officiating.


Betty J. Krupa, 85, formerly of Great Bend, PA, passed away peacefully in the arms of Jesus, her Savior on Sunday, March 30, 2008, at Barnes-Kasson Skilled Nursing Facility. She was the daughter of the late Arthur and Vera Fronberry Gathany and was the wife of Joseph Krupa, who predeceased her in 1964.

Betty is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Audrey and Greg Rickard, Great Bend; a grandson, Kevin Rickard; two sisters, Sally and Gary Balanis, Great Bend and Evelyn Lindsey and Fred Noodwang, Largo, FL; a sister-in-law, Marion Gathany, Great Bend; several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by two brothers, Robert Gathany and Arthur Gathany; and a nephew, Curtis Lindsley.

Betty was a member of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, Great Bend. She was a former employee of Landers, Binghamton, NY and a former resident at Kime Apartments, Great Bend.

The family expresses their gratitude to the people at Barnes-Kasson Hospital and SNF who cared for Betty so lovingly and gently.

A funeral service will be held April 4, 2008, at Tuttle-Yeisley Funeral Home, 5 Susquehanna Avenue, Hallstead, PA, at 11:000 a.m., with Pastor Jude Park officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Great Bend.

The family will receive callers Thursday evening from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Should friends so desire, expressions of sympathy may take the form of a memorial donation to the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, P.O. Box 54, Great Bend, PA 18821.

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