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Alvin Paul Stockholm, 82, of Hallstead, PA passed away September 9, 2009 at Wilson Medical Center. He is the son of the late Paul and Vera Stockholm. He is also predeceased by brother, Elmer and sister, Phyllis Henderson.

Alvin is survived by his loving wife of sixty years, Dorothy Whitney Stockholm; children, Pat and Victor Arnold and Sandra West; grandchildren, Stephen West and Tim and Brandy Carpenter; a great granddaughter, Madison; three sisters, Kewpie and Ronald Fisher, Janice and Carl Brown, and Anne Fisher; two brothers, Clyde, Charles and Laurie; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Joyce Stockholm, Ruth Whitney, and Glenn and Grace Whitney; many nieces, nephews, and friends; and special care givers, Barbara Summers and Doreen Moat from Trehab Home Services.

Alvin served in the US Army. He worked for the Hallstead Iron Foundry for forty years, Elliot Mfg., and Phillips Foundry until he retired. He kept busy doing mowing and odd jobs for elderly families. Alvin enjoyed hunting and planted a beautiful garden every spring. He was a member of the Rod and Gun Club, a thirty year member of both the Hallstead Fire Company and the American Legion, and President of the Town Council. He was a caring and thoughtful person to all his family and friends and was a valued member of his community. He supported the United Methodist Community Church, where he was a member.

In later years, Alvin enjoyed playing cards and riding around town on his motorized wheelchair visiting family and friends. He loved his family and will live in their hearts forever.

A funeral service was held at 3:00 p.m., Friday, September 11, 2009 at the United Methodist Community Church, Great Bend, PA. Interment was made in Rose Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the United Methodist Community Church, P.O. Box 586, Great Bend, PA 18821.


Erma M. Travis, 77, of East Main Street Susquehanna, Pa. passed away Friday September 11, 2009 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa.

She was born in Saint Mary’s, Pa. the daughter of the late Herman & Gladys (Rhone) Glover. She was predeceased by a brother Daniel Glover.

Erma is survived by one daughter and son-in-law Veronica & William Perrington; two brothers and three sister-in-laws David & Norma Glover; Norman & Tessie Glover; Eletha Glover; two sisters and brother-in-laws Marla & Thomas Tinklepaugh; Betty & Chet Kawalko; five grandchildren Dawn & Colby Wood; Jenny Perrington & Samuel Phillips; Christine Baldwin; Andrew & Rebecca Perrington; Lisa & Brad Marvin; eight great grandchildren Alex and Aaron Wood; Samuel Phillips, Jr.; Mara, Butchy and Christie Baldwin; Cassandra Glover; Christian Perrington; nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.

She was retired from the Susquehanna Community School District where she served as a janitor for many years. Erma spent the last 10 years volunteering as a foster grandparent to many children. She will be deeply missed by all of her family and friends.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday September 15 at the Hennessey’s Funeral Home 747 Jackson Ave., Susquehanna with Rev. James Rouse officiating.

The burial will be in the Starrucca Cemetery in Starrucca, Pa.



George S. Eddleston Sr., (Mr. Dobbs), 93, of Great Bend, PA passed away Saturday, September 12, 2009, peacefully at home. He was predeceased by his wife Gertrude Dobson Eddleston March 27, 2008 and a daughter, Sandra Lee Eddleston.

George is survived by three children, George S. Eddleston, Jr. and Jodi Brown, David and Susan Eddleston, and Susan and Garry Wilber; three grandchildren, Gus Wilber, Adam Wilber and Lindsey, and Brian Wilber and Faith; and a special niece, Katherine Potter.

In earlier years, George worked for the Lehigh Valley Railroad. Then he and his brother ran The Chocolate Shop in Sayre, PA. George had an entrepreneurial spirit. He and Trude opened and ran Clover Rest Nursing home in Montclair, NJ. Upon arrival in Great Bend, PA George and Trude started Dobbs Country Kitchen, Great Bend, PA and later Dobbs Chenango Inn, Chenango Bridge, NY.

A funeral will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, September 15, 2009 at the United Methodist Community Church, Great Bend, PA with Pastor Donald Littleton. Interment will be made in Woodlawn Cemetery. At George’s request, there will be no calling hours.

Should friends so desire, expressions of sympathy may take the form of a donation to Woodlawn Cemetery, c/o James Stiles, 300 Orchard Road, Great Bend, PA 18821. Arrangements are under the direction of the Tuttle-Yeisley Funeral Home, Hallstead, PA.

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