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Jeremy Neal Williams, 39, of Susquehanna, PA passed away, Friday, December 3, 2010 at his home. Born October 31, 1971 in Montrose, PA, he was the son of Louise [Sherwood] Williams.

He had been employed by Universal Instruments, Conklin, NY as a Technical Specialist at the time of his passing.

Jeremy loved computers, fishing, hunting and taking nature pictures.

Survivors include his mother, Louise Williams of New Milford, PA; sons, Hunter & Cole Williams of Hallstead, PA; special friend, Faye Singh & her children, Cole Smith & Mason Dietzen of Conklin, NY; mother of his children & her spouse, Brenda & Jeff Daniels of Hallstead, PA; sisters & brothers-in-law, Jolene & Kurt Wagner of Kila, Montana, Becky & Mike Jenner of Rush, PA; brothers & sisters-in-law, Steve Hackel & Terese Kar of Friendsville, PA, Bob & Sarah Hackel of Hamilton, Montana, Larry & Donna Williams of Montrose, PA; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces & nephews.

He was predeceased by brothers, Paul & Jim Hackel.

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Graveside services were held Saturday, December 11, 2010 at Franklin Hill Cemetery on Franklin Hill Road.

Instead of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to PA Recovery Organization Alliance, 900 South Arlington Ave., Suite 254A, Harrisburg, PA 17109 in loving memory of Jeremy Williams.


Melvin Darrow, 76, of Susquehanna, PA, passed away peacefully the evening of Sunday, December 5, 2010, at the Barnes-Kasson Hospital after a brave battle with a crippling illness.

Melvin is predeceased by his parents, Glen and Faith Darrow, and brother Milton Darrow.

Melvin is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Patricia (Kane) Darrow; two daughters and son-in-law, Mary Patricia Darrow of Vestal, NY, and Kathleen and Robert Hilling of Susquehanna, PA; two sisters and brother-in-laws, Jack and Gwen Robertson of DeForest, Wisconsin, and Jeffery and Suzanne Lewis of New Milford, PA; three grandsons who Melvin adored and doted over, Matthew, Jonathan, and Luke Hilling of Susquehanna, PA; several sister and brother-in-laws, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Melvin was born November 1, 1934 in New Milford, PA. He often told stories of his boyhood days playing sports like baseball and basketball for the New Milford School. Later, Melvin and his brother Mick enjoyed great times together in the early days of Penn Can Speedway. It’s been said that Mel and Mick made a good race team as Mick was the chief mechanic, and Mel was the racer. As a young man, he delivered propane gas for Pargas throughout the community. He married Patricia Kane, October 12, 1963 and resided on the Lakeview Road near the town of Susquehanna for the remainder of his life. Melvin worked for GAF in Johnson City, NY, and completed his working career at Vail-Ballou Press in Kirkwood, NY.

Melvin was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, and required total knee replacements. Though he suffered with pain from the disease, he did not let it get the better of him. He was the quintessential family man, who always put the needs of his family ahead of his own. He was fondly known as the family “chauffer” and “photographer.” Melvin lived to not only see his grandchildren, but to care, nurture, and thoroughly enjoy them. His impact on their lives will never be forgotten.

Melvin became a member of the St. John’s Catholic Church in Susquehanna, PA, upon marriage. He was faithful to his religion throughout his life and raised his family in this faith.

In his later years Melvin became an avid golfer and could frequently be found at Lake Lorrain Golf Course hitting a few with “the old gents” as he fondly called them. Melvin was a social man who loved to tell a good joke or a story to anyone willing to give a listen. He lived a life worth modeling, and will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him.

A mass of Christian burial was offered at the St. John’s Church in Susquehanna, PA, on Thursday, December 9, 2010.

Burial was held in the St. John’s Cemetery, Susquehanna, PA.

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

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