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Jerry Mack Pinch, 62, of Baldwin Road, Thompson, PA passed away Saturday, October 18, 2008 at the Moses Taylor Hospital in Scranton, PA after an illness.

He was born in Parkland, PA, the son of the late Albert and Agnes (McAnnally) Pinch.

He was predeceased by a brother, Billy; sister, Annette; brother-in-law, Tommy McCullough.

Jerry is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Margie (McCullough) Pinch; three sons and one daughter-in-law, Jer Jr., Chad and Nicole Marie, and Jimmy; two brothers, Kenny and Larry; three grandchildren, Meghan, Matthew and Mason; two brothers-in-law and four sisters-in-law, Arty and Kathaleen Widmann, Fred and Donna Eckert, Barbara Bieranowski, Terry McCullough; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and an army of close friends.

Jerry owned and operated Pinch Heating & Cooling Co. of Thompson, PA for over 28 years. He enjoyed motorcycle trips, old cars and spending time with his family. He will be deeply missed by his family and many friends.

As per Jerry’s request a private memorial service will be held at the convenience of his family.


Frank A. Borowicz, 73, of East Main Street Susquehanna, PA passed away Sunday, October 12, 2008 at the Wilson Memorial Hospital in Johnson City, NY after an illness.

He was born in Bronx, NY, the son of the late Frank and Grace (Rollins) Borowicz.

Frank is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Sue Ann (Brainard) Borowicz; one daughter and son-in-law, Sue and Michael Passetti of Nichols, NY; one brother and sister-in-law, Andrew and Kathi Borowicz of Jackson, PA; two grandchildren, Holly and Tony Passetti; two brothers-in-law, Ronald Brainard and Joseph Sanauskas; three sisters-in-law, Dona and James Warner, Lynnette McAlla, Bonnie Brainard; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was retired from the Local Union #112, Plumbers and Pipe Fitters of Binghamton, NY. Frank was a veteran of the US Marine Corps, serving during the Korean Conflict and was a member of the American Legion Post #86, Susquehanna, PA. Frank enjoyed hunting and fishing.

The funeral service was held on Thursday, October 16, at the Hennessey’s Funeral Home, Susquehanna, PA, and at the St. John’s Church, Susquehanna, where a Mass of Christian Burial was offered by Rev. Albert Leonard.

Burial, St. John’s Cemetery, Susquehanna, PA.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Susquehanna Ambulance, P.O. Box 175, Susquehanna, PA.


Anna Manzer, 93, of South Gibson, died early Friday, October 10, 2008, at home. She was the wife of the late Jefferson A. “Jeff” Manzer, who died September 12, 2004. They had been married for 63 years. Together, they prepared three children for life, love and faith with God and Christ as their anchor.

Born May 20, 1915 in Lock Haven, PA, she was the daughter of the late Boyd and Mae (McGill) Clark.

She was a graduate of the Clarks Summit High School and obtained a Master's Degree in Library Science from Marywood College, Scranton. She had been employed as a home economics teacher in the Mountain View School District for over 20 years. She was a member of the South Gibson United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women's organization. She was also a member of the Phoenix Club in Union Dale, the Kingsley Civic Club, the Gibson Grange, the Retired Teachers of Susquehanna County and the Pennsylvania Vocational Education Association.

Anna was very proud of being a teacher, and over the years she had mentored many student teachers. She also taught a literacy program to those who could not read and she taught the adult Sunday school at the church. Anna completed her earthly journey in the arms of Jesus and her family, and has now returned to her heavenly Father.

She is survived by one son, Boyd Manzer and wife, Jayne, South Gibson, PA; two daughters, Linda Hay and husband, Phil, Wichita, KS and Markie Pratt, Brooklyn, PA; five grandchildren, Cannice Decker and husband David, Scott Hay, Kerri and Dustin Pratt and Sarah Manzer; three great-grandchildren, Bailey, Allie and Jessica Decker; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one son, Duane Manzer; one grandson, T.J. Manzer; one sister, Anita Warner.

A memorial service will take place Sunday, November 2, 2:00 p.m. in the South Gibson United Methodist Church, with Rev. Barbara Doan officiating. Interment, Manzer Cemetery, South Gibson.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Shifler-Parise Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Clifford.

To send on-line condolences to the family, please visit

Memorial contributions may be made to the South Gibson United Methodist Church, or the charity of your choice.


Lloyd C. Potter, 87, a life-long resident of Brooklyn Township, Susquehanna County, PA, succumbed peacefully at home on Wednesday, October 15, 2008.

Born to the late Ralph and Lois Sterling Potter, he graduated from Brooklyn High School in 1939 and attended Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA for training as a milk tester and Farmers Veterinary School of Omaha, NE.

Lloyd, along with his wife, the former Effie Anna Packer, owned and operated Echo Hollow Farm, which was known for its high-quality Registered Holsteins. He was a long-time member of the Registered Holstein Association of Brattleboro, VT. Lloyd was a quiet, gentle man with strong values, ethics, and integrity. He spoke kindly to all, cherished his family, and loved the land where he lived. He immensely appreciated and enjoyed deer hunting.

In addition to his wife of 64 years, he is survived by one son, Lawrence Potter and his wife, Judy, Ringgold, GA; four daughters, Eileen and her husband, James Kopelman, New Kensington, PA, Virginia and her husband, Elliot Popper, Myrtle Beach, SC, Kathryn Maloney, West Chester PA, and Roselyn and her husband, Arvin Hibbard, Dimock, PA; one sister, Marie Potter Tiffany, Kingsley, PA; ten grandchildren, Richard Bradley Potter, Benjamin Hibbard, Jessica Hibbard Simmons, Shannon Maloney, David Ramsey, Terran Ramsey Halapin, Stephen Popper, Jennifer Popper Meyers, Megan Maloney Fontaine, and Colleen Maloney; thirteen great-grandchildren, Brady, Sydney, and Alexa Potter, Loren, Derek, and Kristen Ramsey, Erin and Brett Halapin, Braden Popper, Katie and Emily Meyers, Mary Elle and Farah Fontaine.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 25, at the Gibson Grange Hall in Gelatt, PA at 2:00 p.m.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Tuttle-Yeisley Funeral Home, Hallstead, PA.

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