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Harold F. Washburn, 84, Prospect Street, Oakland, PA, passed way Friday, July 25, 2008 at the Mercy Hospital, Scranton, PA, after an illness.

He was born in Susquehanna, PA, the son of the late Sidney and Rita Washburn.

He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Joyce Gill Washburn; one son and daughter-in-law, Carl and Rose Washburn; one daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Gerald Hallisey; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

Harold retired from Conrail Railroad and the Susquehanna Community School District. He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving during World War II, and a past member of the Susquehanna Fire Department Fire Police; American Legion Post #86 and Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #794, both of Susquehanna.

At the convenience of the family a private memorial service will be held.


Holly Smith, 21, of Union Dale, died unexpectedly Tuesday at the JFK Medical Center in West Palm Beach, FL.

Born December 4, 1986 in Carbondale, PA, she was the daughter of Glenn Smith of Harford, PA and Lorraine Valentine of Union Dale, PA.

She attended the Mountain View School District and graduated third in her class in 2005. She went on to attend Mohawk Valley Community College-Utica Branch, where she majored in restaurant and hotel management. She had dreams of owning her own restaurant. She was also a member of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society. Her interests included higher education, reading, music and a strong love of animals. She was also a member of St. Pius X Church, Royal.

She is survived by two brothers: Brendan and Gary Smith, both of Harford, PA; maternal grandparents, Frank and Louise Valentine of Union Dale, PA; paternal grandfather, Wayne Smith of Nicholson, PA; paternal grandmother, Dorothy Smith of Huntington Beach, CA; many loving aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by an aunt, Diane Valentine; and an uncle, Gary Smith.

The funeral was held on Monday from the Shifler-Parise Funeral Home, Clifford, PA., with a Mass of Christian Burial at in St. Pius X Church, Royal, celebrated by Rev. William D. Campbell, senior priest. Interment, Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery, Greenfield Township, PA.

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Alvin Lee Jump, 71, of New Milford, PA passed away Saturday, July 26, 2008. He was the son of the late Harold A. and Alice V. June Jump.

He is survived by the mother of his children, Nellie J. Curry; one son, James H. and Shana Jump, their children, James Alvin and Joseph D. Jump, and Dana Lee; three daughters, Janice L. Stewart, Janice’s children, Shane P. and Theresa Nicholson, Bethany A. Newberry, David R. Duane III., Heather M. Taramelli, and Sabrina B. Donohue; daughter, Jennifer L. and Greg Stewart, their children, Scott James Johnson, Tiffany L. Johnson, Sierra J. Stewart, Kristen L. Stewart, Brian D. Moser, and Nathaniel M. Stewart; daughter Julie and Jason Maskaly, their children, Nicholas L. Maskaly and Jocelyn H. Maskaly; four great-grandchildren, Nicholas Shires, Jazmyn Miller, Octavious Nicholson, and Savannah Duane; a brother, Norman H. and Rita Jump; a sister, Sharon H. Jump and Dennis Cicak; and several nieces and nephews.

Alvin proudly served his country with the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict and the Cuban Missile Crisis. He was employed as a truck driver. He was a long-time employee of Bud Lawrence Hay and Straw, and then Triple R Trucking.

A memorial service will be held at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, July 31, at the First Baptist Church, New Milford, PA, with Pastor David Riley officiating.

Friends may call Thursday evening from 6-7 p.m., at the church, prior to the service.

Should friends so desire, expressions of sympathy may take the form of a donation to the First Baptist Church, New Milford, PA 18834.

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