Gail Evans Klimek passed away May 31, 2021 at Diamond Ridge Rehab in Lecanto, Florida from the effects of a fifty year plus battle with rheumatoid arthritis. She was buried September 25 in the Saint Stanislaus Cemetery, Vestal, NY next to her husband, John Klimek Jr., who tragically passed away in 1989 from cancer caused by his exposure to agent orange while serving in the US Army in Vietnam.
Gail was a member of the Gold Star Wives of America, Inc. She was the daughter of Harold and the late Sue Evans, formerly of Glenwood, PA.
Gail graduated from Mountain View High School, Kingsley, PA in 1967 and in 1969 from Lackawanna Junior College, Scranton, PA where she received the highest grades in her class, for Gail was an exceptional student. She worked as a secretary at IBM in Vestal, NY for 30 years before moving to Florida to be close to her parents.
Since her early twenty's, Gail lived with the pain and resulting debilitating effects of the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis with never a complaint. Friends would call her during her many years of residence at rehab centers in Florida and you would never know what she had suffered through her entire adult life. She sounded as young and positive as she was in high school! Her many friends were in awe of her strength and attitude!
Memorial contributions can be made to: Lackawanna Junior College, 501 Vine Street, Scranton, PA 18509; The American Arthritis Foundation, 1355 Peachtree Street NE Suite 600, Atlanta, GA 30309; or at www.arthritis.org/danate.
Larry J. Hanrahan, 74, of Lanesboro, PA passed away at his home on Sunday, October 3, 2021 after an illness.
He was predeceased by his parents, Frederick and Rena Hanrahan; loving wife, Gail Hanrahan; brother, Fritz Hanrahan.
Larry is survived by his two children, Larry J. and Joyce Hanrahan, of Conklin, NY and Elaine and Mike Aldrich, of Susquehanna, PA; brother, Melvin Hanrahan, of Endicott, NY; grandchildren, Maura, Ethan, Jordan, Dylan, Haley; special friends, Janet, Gary, Doc; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Larry was born and raised in Susquehanna, PA, and graduated in Susquehanna Community High School. Larry worked as a machinist his entire life and retired from Rotorcast in Lanesboro. He also was a musician playing in several bands throughout the years. Larry enjoyed cooking, fishing, hunting, researching local history, and enjoyed having a cold one with his friends and family. Larry was a loving husband, brother, father and grandfather who will be dearly missed.
At Larry's request there will be no funeral services.
Arrangements by Hennessey's Funeral Home, Inc., 747 Jackson Avenue, Susquehanna, PA.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice.