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Albert ”Red” H. Cleveland, 93, of Susquehanna, PA passed away Monday January 25, 2010 at the Barnes Kasson Hospital in Susquehanna after a brief illness. He was born in Lanesboro, PA, the son of the late Charles R. & Bessie D. (Deyo) Cleveland. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 64 years Carolyn R. (Oliver) Cleveland; brother Richard Cleveland; daughter-in-law Cheryl L. Cleveland.

He is survived by his son Charles T. Cleveland and Janet L. DePue; granddaughter Caren R. Bush and husband Randy; great grandson Kevin Bush; sister Ruth Cleveland of Port Crane, NY; several nieces and nephews.

Red was a 1936 graduate of Susquehanna High School where he excelled in the sports of football, basketball, track and field. Following several years employment in the trucking business he entered the US Army in 1943. He achieved the rank of sergeant while serving with the 349th infantry regiment in Italy during 1944 and 1945 and was awarded the bronze star medal of valor. Following military service, Red returned to Susquehanna and became involved in the automobile business. In 1948 he joined with brothers Carroll and Maynard Smith forming the automobile sales partnership of Smith, Cleveland & Smith in Lanesboro, PA from which he retired in 1985.

Red was a longtime member of the United Methodist Church of Susquehanna and served the church in various capacities. He was a lifetime member of the Stonebridge Lions Club, a member of the American Legion Post #86 and served several years on the Susquehanna Community School District Board of Directors. Red was a well respected person, family man and businessman. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

A memorial service was held on Saturday, January 30 at the United Methodist Church of Susquehanna with Rev. James Rouse officiating. Burial was in the Lanesboro Cemetery in Lanesboro, PA.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in his memory to the United Methodist Church of Susquehanna or the Barnes Kasson Hospital in Susquehanna.


Virginia (Stella) Znamirowski, 86, of Turnpike Terrace Apartments, Susquehanna, PA passed away on Tuesday, January 26, 2010 after an illness.

She was born in Amaseno Italy to the late Pasqual & Maria (Mastropietro) Stella. She was predeceased by her former husband Frank Arthur Znamirowski; two brothers Mark Joseph Stella and Louis C. Stella.

Virginia is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law James & Jane Znamirowski, Owego, NY and Dick Znamirowski, San Diego, CA; two brothers, Angelo Stella, Manassas, VA and Albert Stella, Susquehanna; grandson Brian Znamirowski, Owego, NY; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was a member of the St. John’s Church of Susquehanna and its Holy Rosary Society. She was a longtime resident of Susquehanna and still to this day enjoyed her relationships with her childhood friends. Virginia loved to plant and have flowers around the house. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

She requested that there would be a private memorial service held by the family at their convenience.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to St. John’s Church, Church St., Susquehanna, PA 18847.


Virginia A. Evans, 92, of Broad Ave. Susquehanna, PA, passed away Wednesday, January 27, 2010, at the Barnes Kasson Hospital in Susquehanna, PA, after an illness.

Virginia was born in Susquehanna, PA, the daughter of the late John and Lela (Riely) Geary.

She was predeceased by her husband D. Russell Evans; and father and mother-in-law David and Kathrine Evans.

Virginia is survived by her two children, son Dave Evans of Binghamton, NY, and daughter Elaine Evans, Houston, TX; two grandchildren Christy and David Evans, Bronx, NY; sister-in-law Mary Evans, Forest City, PA; and several cousins and close friends.

Virginia was a graduate of the Laurel Hill Academy in Susquehanna, PA, and was retired from the PA Department of Health and Benson Brothers Heating. She was a dedicated member of the St. John’s Church in Susquehanna, PA, including being a member of the churches Alter Rosary Society, and a past Grand Regent of the Catholic Daughters. She was also a member of the Susquehanna BPW, the American Heart Association, the Cancer Society (Susquehanna County), the Barnes Kasson Auxiliary, and the PA Republican Women.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Dewitt, Nancy DeWitt, the Barnes Kasson Staff, and the Barnes Kasson SNF staff.

A mass of Christian burial was held at St. John’s Church in Susquehanna, PA, on Saturday, January 30, 2010, at 10 a.m., with Rev. David Cramer officiating.

Burial will be held in the St. John’s Cemetery, Susquehanna, PA, at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St John’s Church in Susquehanna, PA, or a charity of choice.


Lloyd Westbrook, Sr., 64, of Harmony Village Trailer Park Great Bend, PA passed away Thursday, January 28, 2010.

He was born in Lakeside, PA the son of William & Ada (Fox) Westbrook.

Lloyd was predeceased by two brothers Edwin Maffett and Ronald Westbrook.

Lloyd is survived by one son Lloyd Westbrook, Jr. and Jennifer Wheeler, Montrose, PA; two daughters Virginia and David Delaney, Ararat, PA and April Westbrook, Lakeside, PA; several nieces and nephews and his cat Jacob.

He was retired from the Hallstead Foundry and enjoyed being outdoors, barbecuing and working on automobiles.

A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family.

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