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Thelma A. (Tuttle) Yeisley, 92, of New Milford, PA, adored mother, beloved grandmother, great grandmother, and sister passed away Saturday, April 25, 2009, at C.M.C., Scranton, PA. For more than fifty years, she was the cherished wife of John U. Yeisley who predeceased her in 1990.

Surviving are her children, Karen and Francis Worden, New Milford, PA and Kenneth and Bonnie Yeisley, Hallstead, PA; a brother, Harold E. Tuttle, Hallstead, PA; a daughter-in-law, Helen Yeisley; seven grandchildren, Jeanette Worden, James Worden and his fiancée Simone, Amy and Joshua Gavzy, Marcy and David Greenblatt, Jonathan and Diana Yeisley, Daniel and Laina Yeisley, and Alice Yeisley; thirteen great grandchildren, Seth, Samantha, Sabrina, Simca, and Sare Reese Gavzy, Matthew, Duncan, Shannon, and Brianna Greenblatt, Carter and Sarah Yeisley, and Benjamin S. and Catherine Yeisley; special nieces and nephews, Rosemary Hazen, Richard Tuttle; Carl and Jeri Yeisley, and Janet Yeisley; many extended family members and numerous friends. She was predeceased by a son, Warren G. Yeisley, by a grandson, Benjamin A. Yeisley, and by a brother, Charles W. Tuttle.

Thelma was a true partner to her husband John and assisted him with his funeral home and Park Place Greenhouses. She was a long-time member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, New Milford, PA and attended the Church of the Annunciation, Holmes Beach, FL, when she spent winters at her Bradenton home. She was a member of Gill Chapter No. 12, O.E.S. During her lifetime, Thelma was active in numerous civic, social, and church related groups. Her faith and family were the center of her life.

A funeral service will be held at Tuttle-Yeisley Funeral Home, 25 Susquehanna Avenue, Hallstead, PA, Tuesday, April 28, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hallstead.

The family will receive callers on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm at the funeral home.

Should friends so desire, expressions of sympathy may take the form of a donation to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Memorial Fund, P O Box 406, New Milford, PA 18834.


Mary Melnick, 92, of Susquehanna, PA passed away Thursday, April 23, 2009, at the Barnes-Kasson Skilled Nursing Facility in Susquehanna, PA. The family wishes to publicly thank the SNF staff for their excellent treatment and caring attitude.

Born in Duryea on June 20, 1916, Mary enjoyed a long full life. She was deeply devoted to her Catholic faith, her children and her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank who passed away in 1988.

Surviving are Mary’s daughter Elaine Andusko, Susquehanna, PA; sons Richard, Orlando, FL, Fred and his wife Sharon, Forty-Fort, PA, James and his wife Katherine, Lonoke, AR; daughter-in-law Marvella Melnick, Cabot, AR; eight grandchildren, including Joseph and his wife Kathleen Andusko and 11 great-grandchildren.

Mass of Christian burial was held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 28, 2009 at St. John the Evangelist Church, Susquehanna, PA. Interment was held at Sacred Heart of Jesus cemetery, Dupont, PA.

Thomas W. Long

Thomas W. Long, 83, of Mountain Drive, Thompson, PA passed away on Wednesday, April 22, 2009, at the Barnes Kasson Hospital in Susquehanna, PA, after an illness.

He was born in Brooklyn, NY, the son of the late Richard and Mary (Coombs) Long.

Thomas is survived by his loving wife of 30 years Constance M. Long; his children Vickie, Thomas Jr., Wanda, Pam and George; and beloved grandchildren Adam, Jason, Christopher, Brian, Chris, Rebecca, Terri Anne, Nicole, Amy and Thomas III.

Thomas was a veteran of the United States Army Air Force and served during WWII.

He was a beloved husband, father and grandfather who will be deeply missed by all.

A private service will be held on a later date at the convenience of the family.

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