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Ruth L. McDevitt, 78, Hallstead, PA, passed away Sunday, April 27, 2008, in Binghamton, NY. She was predeceased by her first husband, William A. Fish, in 1973; a daughter, Christine M. Fish, in 1965; and a son, James A. Fish, in 1986.

Ruth is survived by her second husband, Robert F. McDevitt. Also surviving are her children, David W. Fish, Sacramento, CA, Robert C. and Sharyn Martinfish, Apalachin, NY, Cheryl A. and Mike Ciccarelli, Granite Bay, CA, Carol R. and Melburt Benitez, Sacramento, CA, Connie S. and Jim Geist, Holley, NY, and Cathy L. Slater, Kirkwood, NY; a sister, Ruby and Jack Clarkson, Inverness, FL; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren.

Ruth was an employee at Singer-Link and retired in 1984.

A special thanks to Ruth’s home healthcare provider, Pam Ervin, and to Bill Thompson from Barnes-Kasson Transportation.

A funeral service was held from the Tuttle-Yeisley Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 30, with Pastor Richard Woodruff officiating. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery, Hallstead, PA.

Should friends so desire, expressions of sympathy may take the form of a donation to the Blue Ridge Senior Center, Great Bend, PA 18821; or to the Dialysis Unit at Binghamton General Hospital, Binghamton, NY.


Clair Perry, lifelong resident of Susquehanna, PA, passed away on April 29, 2008 at the Barnes-Kasson SNF. He was born May 11, 1918, the son of the late Albert and Katherine (Tickleman) Perry.

Clair was predeceased by his first wife, Blanche Stackowitz; and one brother, Eugene Perry. He is survived by his loving wife, Margaret Cizike Holzman, of 37 years; one sister, Betty Robinson, Carbondale, PA; one stepdaughter, Lenore M. and R. Michael Keyes, Susquehanna; one stepson, Albert F. and Debbie Holzman, Jr., Houston, TX; seven grandchildren, Michael and Sue Passetti, Nichols, NY, David and Laurie Passetti, Susquehanna, Stephanie Mausch, Fort Hood, TX, Michael Joseph Keyes, Susquehanna, Erik Holzman, Texas, Ashley Holzman, Texas, Amber Holzman, Texas; three great-grandchildren, Trevor, Holly and Anthony Passetti; several nieces and nephews; brother and sister-in-laws; great friends, Jim and Gail Smith.

Clair graduated from the Susquehanna Community High School, and then attended Ridley’s Secretarial School. He was a veteran of the Army Air Force, where he attended AAF aircrew training school, and became a radio operator. Clair served during World War II as a flying cadet, flying on a B-17 bomber. He was decorated with the American Service Medal, European and African Middle Eastern Service Medal, World War II Victory Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal. Clair was a member of the American Legion Post 89 for 61 years, Disabled American Veterans Post 128, the VFW Post 6223, the Loyal Order of the Moose, and the Lions Club where he was a past president. He enjoyed working with his parents and brother, Gene in the family business, known as the “Perry Greenhouse” for years. In 1972, he and his wife, Margaret opened a men’s and boys’ clothing store known as the “Oak Shoppe” in the Ryan and Allpaugh building until retirement. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, hunting, and traveling, but most of all being with his family and friends. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, who will be deeply missed.

The family would like to thank the staff at the Barnes-Kasson Hospital SNF for their gentle, tender and compassionate care of Clair while he was a resident, “God Bless all of you.”

The funeral was held on Friday, May 2 at Hennessey’s Funeral Home, Susquehanna, and at St. John’s Church, where a Mass of Christian Burial was offered by the Rev. Albert Leonard.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Susquehanna Fire Department.


Helen J. Zudoffsky, 84, of Johnson City, NY, passed away on Tuesday, April 29, 2008 at Wilson Memorial Hospital, Johnson City.

Helen was born in Scranton, PA, the daughter of the late Stephen and Anastasia Stack.

She was predeceased by her husband, John Zudoffsky; three brothers, Michael Stack, Stephen Stack, Joseph Stack.

She is survived by her son, Ronald Zudoffsky, Johnson City, NY; stepson, John and Stacy Zudoffsky, Binghamton, NY; a brother, Alex Stack, Sr., West Orange, NJ; two grandchildren, Natasha Zudoffsky, Nathan Zudoffsky; several nieces and nephews.

Helen attended the Sts. Peter and Paul Russian Orthodox Church, Union Dale, PA. Helen was a graduate of the Thompson High School. She worked for EJ Shoes of Johnson City before her retirement. She was a loving mother and grandmother who will be deeply missed by her family and many friends.

The funeral service was held on Saturday, May 3 at Hennessey’s Funeral Home, Susquehanna, PA.

Burial, St. Mary’s Cemetery, Thompson, PA.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of the Blessed Sacraments, Vestal Bridge, Johnson City, NY 13790.


Alberta Robinson, 71, Susquehanna, PA, passed away Friday, May 2, 2008 at the Barnes-Kasson Hospital. She was born the daughter of the late Cameron and Helen (Donahue) Chamberlain.

Alberta is predeceased by her two sisters, Helen Parillo and Mildred Wolf; one brother, Kimble Chamberlain.

She is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, Thomas E. Robinson, Susquehanna; five children, Mark and Wendy Robinson, South Montrose, PA, Vicki deAlmeida Lage, Nashua, NH, Terri and George Shields, New Milford, PA, Tom and Daria Robinson, Clarks Summit, PA, Scott Robinson and significant other Danielle Brigham, Binghamton, NY; four brothers, Cameron Chamberlain, Daly City, CA, Frank Chamberlain, Johnson City, NY, Tom Chamberlain, Collins, GA, Patrick Chamberlain, Endicott, NY; one sister, Rita Parillo, Concord, NC; twenty-one grandchildren, Thomas, Robert, Emma, Rachel, Mary Kate, Benjamin, Kasey, Bridgett, Karris, Cami, and Ella Marie Robinson, Brandi Barnhart, Jim, Joshua, and Jonathan Reynolds, Adam and Francesca Tarbox, Hannah deAlmeida Lage, Ian Pergl, Logan Nalbone, Briana Whitehead; nine great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Alberta graduated from the Susquehanna Community High School in 1954. She worked as a nurse’s aide at the Barnes-Kasson Hospital until her retirement. Alberta will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

A funeral service was held from Hennessey’s Funeral Home, Susquehanna, on Monday, May 5, with Rev. Frank Passetti officiating.

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