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Marie Uhler, 80, of Binghamton, NY passed away Monday, December 23, 2008 at Willow Point Nursing Home. She was predeceased by both of her husbands, Arthur Worrick, Sr. and Jesse Uhler; her parents, Joseph and Frances Field Belmont; and a sister, Theresa Testa.

She is survived by three children, Arthur and Terri Worrick, Jr., Vestal, NY, Donna and Leon Jicha, Sr., Binghamton, and Jerry Worrick, North Carolina; one brother, Francis “Bud” Belmont; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and many honorary grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Prior to her retirement, Marie was employed at Beaver’s Diner, Hallstead, PA as a cook. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post #357, a past member of the Hill Country Artists, Montrose, PA, and the Queen Mother of the Red Hat Society, Woodburn Court, Binghamton, NY.

A funeral service was held Saturday, December 27, at the Tuttle-Yeisley Funeral Home, Hallstead, PA, with Pastor Cordella J. Brown Officiating. Interment will be made in the Lakeview Cemetery in the spring.

Should friends so desire, expressions of sympathy may take the form of a donation to the American Cancer Society, High School Street, Montrose, PA 18801.


Nancy Marie Updyke passed away December 18, 2008 after a long and courageous battle with colon cancer. At the time of her death, Nancy was a resident of the Forest City Nursing and Rehab Center located in Forest City, PA. Nancy had moved to the Forest City area a year ago from Easton, PA and until recently resided at the Forest City Assisted Living Center.

Nancy was raised in Mt. Arlington, NJ, graduated from Roxbury High School and retired from AT&T. Nancy was a twenty-five year plus volunteer on the Mt. Arlington First Aid Squad. She also volunteered at the State Theatre in Easton, PA for several years. Nancy enjoyed crafting, she shared with all she knew, she spent many hours with her crafts and would be at craft shows when time would allow.

Nancy was predeceased by her parents, Anna and Harry Updyke; and a brother, Jerry Updyke.

Nancy is survived by two brothers, Michael Updyke and wife, Eileen of Stanhope, NJ, James Updyke of N. Ft. Myers, FL; two sisters, Peg Malone and husband, Richard of Ft. Myers, FL and JoAnn Hadnagy and husband, Francis of Thompson, PA. She is survived by numerous nieces, great-nieces and great-great-nieces, also numerous nephews, great-nephews and great-great-nephews. Some of special mention are Kim Malone, Amber Malone, Alexandria Sked and husband Ryan, Rich Henry and wife Erin and children. These nieces and nephews were always close to Nancy, and she had a special place in her heart for all of them. Nancy is also survived by her loving aunt, Jane Lackens of Rio Rancho, NM.

All arrangements have been made through Hennessey’s Funeral Home in Susquehanna, PA.

No funeral is planned, at Nancy’s request.

A Memorial Service will be held in the Spring at the family’s convenience.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Forest City Nursing and Rehab Center, Activities Group, 915 Delaware St., Forest City, PA 18421.


Jean M. Irwin, 79, of Lackawanna St., Hallstead, PA, passed away on December 25, 2008, at her home after an illness. She was born and raised in Susquehanna, the daughter of the late Walter and Edith (Carr) Lee.

Jean was survived by her two brothers, Walter “Sonny” Lee, and William Lee and Anita Tyrrell; two special friends, Alex Welsch and Olive Colwell; a special sister-in-law, Joyce and Ray Dibble; one nephew, Dan and Lisa Lee; five nieces, Dawn Brainard, Kelly and Dale Rockwell, Julie Lee, Amy Shelp and Randy Reed, and Jennifer and Mike Payne; six grandnieces; nine grandnephews; two great-grandnieces; one great-grandnephew; many cousins; and Jean is also survived by many friends who were all special to her.

She would wish to be remembered as fun-loving, caring, and generous to everyone she knew. Being with people and friends was her greatest love.

A memorial service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Hallstead, PA, on Saturday, January 10, 2009, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Nancy Cubitt officiating.

Burial will be held in the Lanesboro Cemetery, Lanesboro, PA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Asera Care Hospice, 749 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit, PA 18411; the First Presbyterian Church of Hallstead; or the American Cancer Society.

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