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Richard T. Vasey, 76, of Thompson and Brushville, PA, died Saturday, December 4, 2010.

He was born on October 14, 1934 in Dickson City, PA, the son of the late William and Mae Vasey.

He was predeceased by his 4 brothers, Stephan, Evan, Joseph and Freddie; and 4 sisters, Laura, Adeline, Lillian and Arona.

Richard is survived by one brother, William & Norine Vasey, Berea, KY; one sister, Mae Netta, Henderson, NV; also numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews and many friends from far and wide.

He served in the US Air Force and traveled with their baseball team playing teams all around the world. He also coached athletic teams of baseball and football. Richard retired from the Picatinney Arsenal, New Jersey, where he worked as an engineering technician for the Clearing House in the Battlefield Automation and Technical Directory.

Richard was an avid sportsman who thoroughly enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. He was also a member of the Acadia Mason Lodge #20, Dover, NJ. Richard was a member of the Primitive Methodist Church in Dickson City, PA.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, December 7, 2010, at 11:00 a.m., at the Thompson Fire Hall, Water Street, Thompson, PA, with the Rev. William L. Vasey officiating.

Burial will be in the Abington Hills Cemetery, Clarks Summit, PA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Mission Outfitter, Attn: Bill Vasey’s Account, 256 S. Windy Ridge Rd., Bayfield, CO 81122. This held a special place in Uncle Dick’s heart as it supports a school in Guatemala.


Robert J. Adamec, 58, of New Milford passed away unexpectedly while visiting family in Boulder, Colorado. Bob is survived by his wife of 33 years, Susan Wages.

Son of Ann Adamec Frankenfield, Whitehall, PA and the late John Adamec, Bob is survived by two daughters, Stephanie Adamec, Hamilton, NY and Elizabeth Parr (Brian), Boulder, CO. He is also survived by a sister, Karen Yaszemski (Michael), Rochester, MN; and brother, Scott Adamec (Rachel), Albany, OR; his mother-in-law, Doris Wages; a brother-in-law Daniel Wages (Kathy); and sister-in-law Laura Brooks, all of New Milford, PA; and many nieces and nephews.

Bob was a graduate of both Mansfield University and Rutgers University. He was a retired Journeyman Ironworker and member of Ironworkers Locals 158, Binghamton, NY and 417, Newburgh, NY. Bob was employed at Conklin Players Club, Conklin, NY. In addition enjoying his family and his work, Bob was a true outdoorsmen. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and golfing with family and friends. He was also a faithful member of St. Lawrence Parish, Great Bend, PA, and a member of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America.

Calling hours will be held at Tuttle-Yeisley Funeral Home on Friday, December 10, 2010 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A funeral mass will be held at St. Lawrence, Great Bend, on Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 10 a.m.

Those wishing to make a contribution in Bob’s memory can send donations to St. Jude’s Children Hospital or a charity of their choice.


Joseph Thomas Skiba, III, 59, of State Street, Oakland, PA, passed away suddenly while hunting on Monday, November 29, 2010.

He was predeceased by his parents Joseph T. & Constance Skiba, Jr.; father-in-law George C. Snyder, Jr.; and brother-in-law George C. Snyder, III.

Joe is survived by his loving wife of 42 years Carol A. (Snyder) Skiba; son and daughter-in-law Joseph T. & Kathleen Skiba, IV; two daughters and son-in-laws April D. & Dean Rhone and Barbra A. & Robert Presley; two brothers and one sister-in-law Randolph J. & Margaret Skiba and Rick Skiba; mother-in-law Dorothy Snyder; grandchildren Micaela Rhone, Miranda Rhone, Alexia Presley, McKenzie Rhone, Austin Presley, Danielle Skiba, Ava Presley; sister-in-law & brother-in-law Cindy & Vincent LoVuolo; many nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.

Joe was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge #794 for 21 years and past governor, a member of VFW of Great Bend, PA for 15 years, member of the Stinky Boys Motorcycle Club 10 years, and American Legion Post #86 for 6 years. He worked for the past 12 years as a driver for the Susquehanna County Transportation. Joe had many hobbies such as fishing, bowling, hunting, karaoke, riding motorcycles, camping at Lake Ontario and attending family events. He will be deeply missed by his family and many friends.

A memorial service was held on Thursday, December 2 at the Hennessey’s Funeral Home, 747 Jackson Ave., Susquehanna, PA, with Rev. Andrew Cizike officiating.

Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Hallstead, PA.

Joe loved working with the elderly and because of this, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Barnes Kasson Hospital SNF, 2872 Turnpike Street, Susquehanna, PA 18847.


Lucille E. Robinson, of Susquehanna, PA, passed peacefully away on Wednesday, December 1, 2010.

She was born on June 10, 1928 in Windsor, NY, the daughter of the late Gordon and Mildred Mallery.

She was predeceased by her husband of 30 years, Donald Robinson; a brother Gordon Mallery; and sister Ardith McIntosh.

Lucille is survived by her children, Keith Robinson, Great Bend, PA, Kay Orr and husband Tim, Susquehanna, PA, Karen McHale and husband Mark, Starrucca, PA, Ken Robinson and wife Jacqueline, Hallstead, PA and Kirk Robinson and wife Lauri, Scranton, PA; grandchildren, Bryan Orr and wife Laurie, Kelly Orr, Justin, Jonah and Ethan Robinson, Ian Robinson, Katherine and William McHale, Emilee and Aaden Robinson; sister Joyce Mallery-Finch; her special caregivers Joe and Leslie Rivenburg; and special friend Carol Carpenter.

Lucille was a graduate of Oakland High School in 1946. She was a member of the Susquehanna United Methodist Church where she was a Sunday school teacher and belonged to the United Methodist Women and Women’s Society; she was also a member of the Rebekah Lodge, Susquehanna Fire Department Auxiliary, Barnes Kasson Hospital Auxiliary and delivered Meals on Wheels for many years. She enjoyed visiting friends at Turnpike Terrace, playing piano, playing cards and sharing good will. She was a loving and kind woman who accepted and welcomed everyone she met.

The funeral service was held on Saturday, December 4 at the First United Methodist Church, Susquehanna, PA, with the Rev. James Rouse officiating.

Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery, Susquehanna, PA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Susquehanna Fire Department and Susquehanna First United Methodist Church.


Adam J. Baron, 87, of Clifford, died Wednesday night at the home of his daughter and son-in-law in Union Dale. He is survived by his wife, the former Pauline Violanti. They were married on April 18, 1959.

Born August 9, 1923 in Pleasant Mount, PA., he was the son of the late Andrew and Mary (Bavitz) Baron.

Prior to his retirement, he had been employed as a construction worker for Joseph Violanti Trucking, S.J. Groves and Sons Construction of Newburg, NY, and Lane Construction Corporation of Meridian, CT. He and his wife were the former owners of Baron's Hotel in Clifford for 25 years. He was a member of St. John Vianney Parish of Royal and Montdale, PA, and was a third degree Knight of Columbus with the Forest City Council 3506 and a 4th degree Knight of Columbus with the Bishop H.T. Klonowski Assembly 1520 of Carbondale.

He also served as a Clifford Township Supervisor having been elected to three terms. He was a life member of the Clifford Township Volunteer Fire Company and a social member of the Elk Mountain VFW in Lenox, PA.

He is survived by two daughters: Theresa Knowlton of Clarks Summit, PA, and Joyce Belcher and husband Ervin of Union Dale, PA; four grandchildren: Cody Knowlton and wife Brianna of Glens Falls, NY, Lindsey Knowlton of Union Dale, PA, Andrew Belcher and fiancée Michelle Nagel of Union Dale, PA and Stephanie Belcher and companion Josh Burns of Union Dale, PA; two great grandchildren: Tilden Knowlton and Lillian Burns and shortly the arrival of a third great grandchild; three sisters: Eleanor and Sophie Baron both of Forest City, PA and Mary Ann Anelli of Virginia; two brothers: John Baron of Forest City, PA and Paul Baron of Rochester, NY; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Charles, Michael and Joseph Baron.

The funeral was held Saturday from the Shifler-Parise Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 18 Airport Road, Clifford, with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Pius X Church, Route 106, Royal, celebrated by Rev. Michael J. Kirwin, pastor. Interment, Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery, Greenfield Township.

To send on-line condolences to the family or to view his online memorial scrapbook, please visit

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the donor's charity of choice.

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