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Geraldine E. Barton Stone, 68, of Susquehanna, PA, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 11, 2010, surrounded by her loving family. She was born June 2, 1942, in Lanesboro, PA, the daughter of the late Miles and Marjorie Barton.

Geri was survived by her loving husband, Ronald L. Stone; three children, Carole and Thomas Brienze, Michael and Sherry Nagel Sr., and Theresa and Steven Felter; two step children, George and Francine Cobb and children, and Doris and Jim Kuenzli; eight grandchildren, Joseph Brienze and Sarah Kuss, Jessica and Ryan Madugno, Michelle Nagel and Andy Belcher, Michael Nagel Jr., Christopher, Nicholas, Jonathan and Austin Felter; two great grandchildren Evan and Cayleigh Madugno; one brother Duane and Larene Barton; two sisters, Patricia and Robert Wayman, and Kathleen and James Crawford; sister-in-law Paulette and Nelson Towner; along with several nieces and nephews.

Geri was a member of the United Methodist Church of Susquehanna, PA. She was an avid race fan who loved to watch and cheer for her family. She also loved nature and country life. She was an employee of the Barnes Kasson Hospital for many years. Most of all, Geri loved the Lord, her family, and friends.

A funeral service was held on Thursday, July 15, 2010, at the Hennessey’s Funeral Home, 747 Jackson Ave. Susquehanna, PA, with Rev. James Rouse officiating.

Burial was held in the Lanesboro Cemetery, Lanesboro, PA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Geri’s name to the charity of your choice.


George Van Vleck, (Junie) age 86, passed away on July 7, 2010. He was predeceased by his wife, Grace Van Vleck; his mother, Hazel Van Vleck; his sisters, Jane Smith, Nellie Brink, Betty Flint, Sally Orzel; and brothers Alfred (Bud) Van Vleck and “Sonny” Van Vleck.

He is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Frederick and Dorothy Van Vleck, Chili, NY; a sister, Shirley Talucci, Johnson City, NY; daughter and son-in-law, Georgia and Louis Hawes, Winchester, VA; two sons and daughters-in-law, Paul and Lucinda Van Vleck, Kirkwood, NY and Terry and Ani Van Vleck, Great Bend, PA; caregivers: granddaughter and her fiancé Sally Van Vleck and Jim Colwell; grandchildren, Aaron and Patricia Hawes, Stone Ridge, VA, Todd and Shannon Hawes, Ashburn, VA, Shaun, Garth, and Erin Van Vleck, Kirkwood, NY, Paul Van Vleck, Fort Hood, TX; six great grandchildren, Skylar, Dylan, and Piper Hawes and Christian, Sarah, and Sydney Hawes.

George worked as a mechanic at Brink’s Garage, Great Bend, PA, as a welder at Brewer and Titcheners, New Milford, PA and Singer Link, Kirkwood, NY, as an inspector at Fabweld, Susquehanna, PA. He served in the 157th Combat Engineers during WWII. He was the president and caretaker of the Woodlawn Cemetery Association for 60 years. Sharing his woodworking hobby brought him many year of enjoyment.

The funeral service was held on Saturday, July 10, 2010 at the United Methodist Community Church, Great Bend, PA. Interment was in the Woodlawn Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Jim Stiles, the Woodlawn Cemetery Association treasurer, 300 Orchard Road, Great Bend, PA 18821 or to Asera Care Hospice 749 Northern Blvd. Clarks Summit, PA 18411. Arrangements are under the direction of the Tuttle-Yeisley Funeral Home, Hallstead, PA.


Perry J. Rose, 82, of Brandt, PA passed away on Tuesday, July 13, 2010.

He was born in Brandt, the son of the late Perry & Florence (Luther) Rose.

Perry is survived by his two sisters Juanita Smith and Florence Rose; son and daughter-in-law Channon & Shannon Rose; two daughters Joanna Loveland and Tammy VanDerpool; and ten grandchildren.

He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and retired from the Bendix Corp. of South Montrose. He was a member of the Canawacta Rod and Gun Club and was an avid hunter and gardener.

The funeral service was held on Friday, July 16 at noon at the Hennessey’s Funeral Home 747 Jackson Ave. Susquehanna with Rev. James Rouse officiating. Burial was in the Brandt Cemetery in Brandt, PA.


Wanda Plew Michael, 93, of Lenox and Montrose, PA, went into the welcoming arms of her Lord and Savior on July 16, 2010. Born in Susquehanna, PA, the youngest daughter of Ralph and Geneva Spoor Plew, Wanda graduated from the Susquehanna school system and, before her marriage, worked at the Haynes Department Store. She married Chester Michael of Lenox on September 16, 1939 and faithfully cared for him, especially during his last years of illness. He succumbed in 1998.

She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Lloyd and Barbara Michael of Houston and Nacogdoches, Texas; a daughter and son-in-law, Mary Ann and Donald Cunningham of Montrose, PA. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Kimberly and husband Don Giallanza of Houston, Texas, Dr. Courtney A. Cunningham of Tunkhannock, PA and Donnie Cunningham of Montrose, PA. Kelsey and Kara Giallanza of Houston, Texas are her great granddaughters. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

She was predeceased by infant twins, Roger and Ralph Michael. She was the last surviving family member of sisters and brothers in both the Plew and Michael families (Edith and Walter Griffin, Minnie and Kendall Stanford, Maxey Michael, Bob and Ileta Michael, Rachael and Howard Price, and George and Pearl Michael).

Wanda was, until recently, an active member of the West Lenox Baptist Church, having taught Sunday school and Vacation Bible School, active in the Ladies Aid Society and serving at dinners. Wanda was a faithful "prayer warrior" to her family and friends, remembering them in daily prayers.

Her sewing, tatting and knitting abilities were widely known in the area. Many of her designs won awards at the Harford Fair; others were given to family and friends as "gifts of comfort and love." Wanda was known as a kind and compassionate person who attempted to give joy to others which, many times meant receiving her famous fudge,, cinnamon rolls and pie.

In respect for her wishes, all arrangements are private. Flowers will be provided by the family.

Donations in celebration of her life may be made to the West Lenox Baptist Church, WPEL Radio or the Montrose Bible Conference.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Inc. Montrose, PA 18801. Please go to for more information.


Nicholas Papalexandrou, 87, of Susquehanna, PA passed away on July 18, 2010 at home. He is survived by his loving wife of fourteen years, Anne.

Also surviving are his children, Alex, Stella, and George; step-children, Stanley, John, and Katherine; and several grandchildren and step grandchildren.

Nick worked for the New York State Carpenter's Union. He was born in Greece.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of the Tuttle-Yeisley Funeral Home, Hallstead, PA.

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