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Alice Gilleran

Alice Gilleran, of Starrucca, PA and Largo, FL, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 27, 2020 at Barnes Kasson Skilled Nursing Facility, Susquehanna, PA, where she had been a resident since November.

Alice was born in Binghamton, NY on February 4, 1934 to the late Willard and Anna (Zudoffsky) Hobbs. Alice was a graduate of Thompson High School and was an active member of the Alumni Association for many years. Alice worked at various jobs during her lifetime, retiring from the position of Nutrition/Activities Coordinator at Turnpike Terrace in 1999, a position she held over 11 years. A gifted musician, Alice was the organist and soloist at St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church in Starrucca for almost 50 years.

In 1954, Alice married the love of her life and best friend, Robert "Bob" Gilleran and their love story spanned nearly 60 years until his death in 2013. Together they raised their family and maintained their home, Meadowside Farm, on Little Ireland Road until moving to Florida in 2011. She enjoyed playing cards and dominoes and visiting the casinos with her friends. Alice loved everyone and there was always room for one more at her table. Her sense of humor, her keen memory and her deep love of family will be remembered by all who knew and loved her.

Family was very important to Alice. She loved family visits and always wanted you to "stay a little bit longer."

She is survived by her daughter, Carol (John) Barnett, of Berwick, PA; sons, Robert (Rachael) Gilleran and James Gilleran, all of Starrucca, PA; grandchildren, Kristin (Pete) Lents, Sara (Andy) Lawer, Ryan (Jess) Gilleran, Jonathan (Libby) Barnett, Meghan (Joe) Truskolaski; great-grandchildren, Garrett and Cassidy Lents, Hadley Lawer, Rowan and Mae Gilleran, Ellie and Paige Truskolaski. She is also survived by her brother, Fred (Sandra) Hobbs, of Salida, CO and Sylvia Slocum, of Warner Robins, GA.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brother-in-law, Carlton Slocum, of Warner Robins, GA.

Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements by Hennessey's Funeral Home, Inc., 747 Jackson Avenue, Susquehanna, PA.

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Tina A. Rowlands

Tina A. Rowlands, 46, of Oakland, PA passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2020 at the Lackawanna Health & Rehab Center, Olyphant, PA.

She is survived by her loving husband of 9 years, Scott Rowlands; mother, Shirley (Kuhn) Smith; father, Leon Russel; brother, Duane Smith; sister-in-law, Thomasina and Keith Martin; uncle, Jim Kuhn; aunt, Sandra Hartman; nieces and nephews, Brett Smith, Tatyania Martin, Keith Martin Jr., Thomas Martin; several cousins and extended family.

Tina was a devoted and loving wife, daughter, sister and best friend. She loved her animals. She also enjoyed camping and fishing. Tina will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

A Memorial Service and Visitation will be held at a later date once restrictions due to COVID-19 are lifted.

Arrangements by Hennessey's Funeral Home, Inc., 747 Jackson Avenue, Susquehanna, PA.

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William Edward Mead

William Edward Mead, 75, of Great Bend, PA passed away peacefully at his home on March 24, 2020. He was predeceased by his parents, Margaret and David Mead. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Paulette (Mikolon) Mead; daughters, Justine (John) Ord, Jenine (John) Dorunda, Janelle (Ryan) Tench; grandchildren, Zachary Ord, Natasha VanGorder, Bryce Dorunda, Madison Dorunda, Jonathon Dorunda, Delaney Tench, Miles Tench; two sisters and a brother; three sisters-in-law; two brothers-in-law; several nieces and nephews.

Ed served in the US Air Force for four years before working at IBM for 32 years. He then worked for the Hallstead Post Office delivering mail for two years, prior to his retirement. He was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church, Hop Bottom, PA. Eddie was a lifelong member of the New Milford Rifle and Pistol Club, where he handed down his love of trap shooting to his son-in-law and grandson. He was an avid supporter of Blue Ridge athletics. He was very involved over the years with his daughters in softball and was a positive influence to many young athletes. Ed was truly happy on top of Rosie in SGL35, but that was second only to his love and dedication to his family. He especially loved visits from his grandchildren and would greet them all with a clavicle grip and a hoot owl call. Eddie will be missed dearly by his family, friends, and hunting buddies, and his sense of humor will forever be remembered. "Eddie, Daddy, Grandpa, we will miss you dearly. We love you."

Due to the pandemic, a Celebration of His Life will be delayed.

Internment will be made in New Milford Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Tuttle-Yeisley Funeral Home, Inc., Hallstead, PA.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Grace Lutheran Church, 351 Greenwood Street, Hop Bottom, PA 18824.

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