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Carol W. Hinds, 98, of Montrose, PA went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at Endless Mountains Health Systems, Montrose, PA. Born May 1, 1912 in West Auburn, PA, she was the daughter of the late Arthur R. and Jennie [Graham] Wilcox. Her husband Eldred J. Hinds predeceased her in 1994.

Along with her husband, she founded Hinds Oil Company in 1944.

She joined Bridgewater Baptist Church in 1926, and was active through the years as a Sunday school teacher, deaconess, and organist.

An excellent seamstress, she also loved baking and cooking, and frequently provided meals for those in need. She especially enjoyed hosting dinners for her family.

Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Linda & Loren Small of Tiffany Corners, PA; sons and daughters-in-law, Capt. Ret. Duane & Shirley Hinds of Stanfordville, PA, Allyn T. & Janet Hinds of Montrose, PA, The Rev. M. Dale & Arneita Hinds of Phoenixville, PA; 13 grandchildren: Gordie, Jim, Mike, Steve, Karen, Andee, Jenny, Tim, Kristen, Trevor, Elisabeth, Carol and Keenan; 14 Great grandchildren: Ashleigh, Courtney, Ben, Matthew, Andrea, Megan, Victoria, Caleb, Alex, Josh, Kristy, Alana, Kaley and T.J.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents and husband she was predeceased by her twin brothers, Arthur and Allyn Wilcox.

Services were held on Saturday at the Bridgewater Baptist Church, Montrose, PA.

Instead of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Bridgewater Baptist Church, 107 Church Street, Montrose, PA 18801; Child Evangelism Fellowship of Susquehanna County, 5 Chesnut Street, Montrose, PA 18801; or to WPEL Radio, P.O Box 248, Montrose, PA 18801 in loving memory of Carol Hinds.


Francis J. “Buddy” Belmont, 80, of New Milford, PA passed away on September 21, 2010 surrounded by his children. He was predeceased by his wife of 45 years Marion I. Belmont.

He is survived by his children John R. Belmont, Cindy and William Liepinis, Joseph R. Belmont, and James F. Belmont; a grandson, William F. Liepinis; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two sisters Marie Uhler and Theresa Testa.

Buddy was self employed, owning and operating the Belmont Family Farm and the Allis Chalmers tractor dealership, Belmont Farm Supply. He was a member of the Masons, Freedom Lodge No. 328, F. & A.M. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding his motorcycle, and spending his winters in Florida.

A funeral service was held Saturday, September 25, 2010 at the Tuttle-Yeisley Funeral Home. Interment was made in Lakeview Cemetery.

Should friends so desire, expressions of sympathy may take the form of a donation to the Lakeview Mennonite Church Building Fund, 1098 Marvins Road, Susquehanna, PA 18847.


Charles P. Bender Sr. passed away at the Gino Merli Veteran’s Center in Scranton, PA on Tuesday, September 21, 2010 after a long and courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was 81 years old. Pop, as he was known to those around him lived, for many years in Thompson, PA with Millie, his wife of 61 years.

Pop was born in Warminster, Bucks County; he was the son of William P. and Elizabeth Fichtner Bender. Pop was a graduate of Hatboro High School and served in the U.S. Army with the Occupation Forces in Japan and again in the Korean Conflict. Pop was a long time employee of Standard Pressed Steel Co. where he worked as a master mechanic who could fix and build anything. He retired to Star Valley in the Endless Mountains where he and his wife lived in a cabin he built himself with the help of friends and family. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and spent many days doing both.

Pop Bender is survived by his wife Millie Bender; son Charles P. Bender Jr. of Delanson, NY, DonnaLynn Farrell of Wycombe, PA and son Scott (Buddy) Bender of Snohomish, WA.

He was predeceased by his daughter Susan Carol Johnson of Thompson, PA. He is survived by 9 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Pop was well loved and respected; he will be greatly missed by all of his friends and family.

A simple memorial service was held for family and friends at the family’s home in Thompson, PA on Saturday, September 25. Arrangements were made by Hennessey Funeral Home of Susquehanna, at 570-853-3127.

The family would like to express their gratitude to all of the individuals who helped to care for Pop during these past months. We would especially like to thank all of the care givers who provided us the opportunity of allowing Pop to remain at his beloved home for as long as possible. We would also like to acknowledge the excellent care and compassion he received from the staff while at Gino Merli Veteran’s Center.

Pop was a man of quiet courage; he led by example and taught us all the meaning of selfless love.

“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died, rather we should thank God that such men lived.” - George S. Patton Jr.

“When it’s all over, it’s not who you were; it’s whether you made a difference.” - Robert Dole


Donald H. Glatzel, 69, of New Milford, PA passed away peacefully September 23, 2010. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Janet.

Also surviving is a son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Lori Glatzel; his mother, Pearl Glatzel; two grandchildren, Matt and Ryan; a sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Doug Wood; a sister-in-law, Sandy Thompson; and several nieces and nephews, including Becky Tierney and Doug Wood Jr.

He was predeceased by his daughter Cathy Lynn; a brother Robert Glatzel; and his father, Herman.

Don was employed as an engineer at I.B.M. He was a member of Columbia Hose Company for more then 40 years and served as past fire chief. He was a member of the Grumpy Old Men's Club at the New Milford Coffee Shop.

A memorial service was held Sunday, September 26, 2010 at the First United Methodist Church, New Milford, PA.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Columbia Hose Company, New Milford, PA or the American Cancer Society.

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