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Shirley Lamm Sterling of Baise, Idaho passed away May 23, 2010 after a short battle with cancer. Her son Mark and grandson Benjamin were at her side.

Shirley was born in Lanesboro, PA on March 4, 1930 to William and Iva Lamm. The youngest of five children, she grew up and attended school in Lanesboro and then Susquehanna High School, where she played basketball. After graduating she took a trip to Idaho, where two of her brothers had gone; she loved it so much she stayed there, but made many trips back east to visit and attend her high school reunions.

She was an avid reader and enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, bowling and golfing. She scored a hole-in-one on a Par three gold course.

She also was creative and knitted and crocheted many blankets and sweaters that her family cherished.

Shirley is survived by one son Mark; three grandchildren and three great grandchildren; also one brother William; and sisters Carrine Robinson and Marilyn Parsons.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Gordon Lamm.

The family would like to thank Life Doors Hospice.


Larry C. Peltz, 65, of Thompson, PA passed away on Wednesday June 2, 2010 at home after an illness.

Larry was born in Susquehanna, the son of the late Robert & Elsie (Cobb) Peltz. He was predeceased by two brothers George Peltz and Russell Peltz.

He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years Judy Ann (Stone) Peltz; one son Jason Peltz, Thompson, PA; one daughter and son-in-law Pamela & David Jones, Thompson, PA; two grandsons Jack & Rusty Jones; four brothers Robert Peltz, Arvada CO, Donald Peltz, Vestal, NY, Richard Peltz, Susquehanna, PA and Ronald Peltz, Thompson, PA; two sisters Virginia Kleinbauer, Archbald, PA and Vivian Pickering, Susquehanna, PA; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Larry was a graduate of the Susquehanna Community High School, and a veteran of the United States Army serving in Germany during the Vietnam War. A skilled carpenter, he practiced his trade locally, then most notably for 20 years in the woodcraft business he created with his wife and children, Woodcraft By Judy. Larry was a kind and friendly fun-loving man who will be truly missed.

A memorial service was held on Sunday, June 6 at the Hennessey’s Funeral Home 747 Jackson Ave. Susquehanna, PA.

Burial was in the East Ararat Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Veteran Administration Hospital.


Marion Jean Culkin Dabulas of Susquehanna, PA passed away at home with family at her side on Friday, June 4, 2010.

Marion was born in Scranton, PA and lived many years in Whitehouse Station, NJ before moving to Susquehanna 15 years ago. Marion was a retied seamstress who loved to travel. She made all her own clothes as well as clothing for her entire family. She was an avid writer and attended the Women’s Writing at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY for several years. She learned to use a computer at the young age of 70.

Marion loved joking with her many grandchildren (she said it was bad luck to count them). During World War II she worked packing parachutes in Scranton. She had endless stories to share about growing up and had three books published later in life.

Her mother Loretta and father Joseph predeceased her, as well as her beloved sister Jean and two brothers Jack and Joseph.

Marion is survived by her husband Joseph; 4 daughters Bridget Seguine, Katherine Owens (husband Dan), Winifred Corbet (husband Kevin) and MaryLou Dabulas; 3 sons Michael Hill (wife Toni), Edward Hill (wife Jill) and Joseph Dabulas (wife Diane). Grandmother Sir - as her grandchildren lovingly called her - is survived by her 13 grandchildren and two great granddaughters.

In lieu of flowers Marion requested donations be made to a local women’s shelter.

Arrangements were private and a celebration of her life was held at the family home on Sunday, June 6.

Marvin Junior Travis

Marvin Junior Travis, 61, of Franklin Ave., Susquehanna, passed away at his home on Friday, June 4, 2010, after an illness.

He was born in Lanesboro, PA, the son of the late Wilford and Anna (Buchanan) Travis.

He was predeceased by his brother Richard Travis.

He is survived by his loving wife Shirley Ann Travis; four daughters Theresa Travis, Dawn Carpenter, Crystle Ross, Lisa Depew; one step-daughter, Sheila Gulley; three sons Agustin Acosta, Dwayne Acosta, Victor Acosta; two brothers Albert Travis and Gary Travis; six sisters, Beverly Stanton, Phyllis Deaton, Caroline Dininny, Mary Jane Phillips, Charlotte Jubinski, Christine Smith; 19 grandchildren; one expected great grandson; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Marvin was a tractor trailer driver for Kilmer Transportation for 21 years. He was a veteran of the US Army, serving in Germany during the Vietnam war. He was a member of the Elk Mountain VFW Post #8488.

Marvin enjoyed camping, NASCAR racing, and loved his German Shepard, Blue. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, June 9, 2010, at 1 p.m. at the Hennessey’s Funeral Home, 747 Jackson Ave., Susquehanna, with Pastor Kevin Setzer officiating.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


Dora K. Hinkley, 96, of Hallstead, PA passed away June 5, 2010 at her home. She was predeceased by her husband Clyde Hinkley; son, Jerry Hinkley; grandson, Mark Hinkley; brothers, George Stover and Cecil “Hez” Stover; sister, Racie Lewis; and a daughter-in-law, Cathi Hinkley.

She is survived by her son, Richard (Lillian) Hinkley; granddaughters, Kim Hinkley, Jill (Reed) Mullen, and Brenda (Shannon) Haas; great grandchildren, Brett and Michael Mullen and Shania Haas; a daughter-in-law, Bunny Hinkley; devoted nephew, George Stover Jr.; several nieces and nephews; a sister-in-law, Ann Stover; and friends, especially Ray and Janet Rood and Marilyn Hughes.

Dora was born on August 12, 1913 in Laquin, PA, a town no longer existent. She graduated from Robert Packer Hospital School of Nursing, Sayre, PA. She and Clyde spend many years enjoying winters in Vero Beach, FL, where they were members of Grace Baptist Church. She had been a member of the Little White Church, Conklin, NY and most recently a supporter of the South New Milford Baptist Church.

She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. As the oldest of four children, she was a source of advice and comfort to her siblings. She was especially thankful for the care given her by Irene, Paula, Lori, Margie, and others. She was truly a special person.

At Dora’s request the funeral services will be private under the direction of the Tuttle-Yeisley Funeral Home, Hallstead, PA with Pastor Larry Thomas officiating.

Should friends so desire, expressions of sympathy may take the form of a donation to either the Montrose Bible Conference, 5 Locust Street, Montrose, PA 18801 or to the South New Milford Baptist Church, 2967 Harford Road, New Milford, PA, 18823.

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