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Arthur G. Starks Jr.

Arthur G. Starks Jr., 81, of New Milford, PA entered into rest on February 23, 2024 surrounded by his family.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Jackie; step-son, Jason Cook and Kristi Byham; treasured grandson, Aeden Cook; children, Stephen and Susan; siblings, Carolyn (Vincent) Swarts, Roberta (Roland) Ely, Jeanette (Richard Davis) Runyon, Mary (Robert) Pritchett, James Starks, Debbie (Steve Zabriski) Ferraro; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by his parents, Arthur Sr. and Seany Starks; and sister, Charlotte.

Arthur graduated from North Penn High School in 1960 and entered the US Army. He attended West Point and fulfilled his military duties. He worked for IBM as a Tool and Die Maker/Machinist. Then he worked for Felchar's. Arthur was known for his ability to tell a story and make people smile. Arthur enjoyed working on cars, live music, hunting and fishing. His favorite times were spent with his family, especially with his grandson.

A memorial service will be held at 12:00pm, Saturday, March 2, 2024 at the Franklin Hill Presbyterian Church. Friends may call at the church from 11-12, prior to the service.

Inurnment will be made in Franklin Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may take the form of a donation the: VFW Post #5642, 16972 State Route 706, Montrose, PA 18801; Endless Mountains Health Systems, 100 Hospital Drive, Montrose, PA 18801; or Gracious Living Estates, 10543 State Route 29, Montrose, PA 18801.

Arrangements by the Tuttle-Yeisley Funeral Home, Inc., 25 Susquehanna Avenue, Hallstead.

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Joan Marie MacConnell

Joan Marie MacConnell, 88, of New Milford, PA entered into rest on February 18, 2024 at her home with her husband of 66 years, Elwin, by her side.

Besides her husband, Joan is survived by her son, David MacConnell; brother, Spencer Delancey; half sister, Diane Wallace; two brothers-in-law, Robert MacConnell and Joe MacConnell; three nephews, Gene (Karin) Delancey, Kenneth MacConnell, Keith MacConnell; great-niece, Brittany (Travis) Turner.

She was predeceased by her parents, David and Myrtle Delancey; brother, David Delancey; half brother, John Delancey; brother-in-law, Donald MacConnell.

Joan was a member of the First United Methodist Church, New Milford. She enjoyed cooking, Pepsi, and her afternoon Soap Operas. In her earlier years, she spent some time sewing. She was a dedicated wife to Elwin, a cat lover, and fed the birds outside her home. She is loved dearly and is deeply missed.

At her request, the family will have a private celebration of her life.

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

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions to the: First United Methodist Church, PO Box 436, New Milford, PA 18834.

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Charles E. Wiseman

Charles (Chuck) E. Wiseman, 73, of Great Bend, PA, completed his earthly work on February 17, 2024. He is the son of the late Walter and Unadine Wiseman.

Chuck is survived by his fiancée, Audrey Kase; children, Michael (Sarah) Wiseman, Karyn (Rev. Robert) Kazinski, Stephen (Carrie) Wiseman; seven grandchildren, Braden, Nora, Owen, Seth, Ethan, Giana, Jackson; siblings, Victoria (George) Smith and Beth Lawrence; many nieces, nephews and cousins; Audrey's family, three sons and spouses; seven grandchildren; three great-grandsons, who knew him as "Grampy Chuck."

Chuck started his career with IBM in Endicott, NY. He found his true calling with the Pennsylvania Game Commission as a Maintenance Supervisor. He was also a caretaker for the Oteyokwa Lake Association. Chuck was an avid outdoorsman and found true comfort being in the woods or riding his motorcycle. He cherished the time he spent sharing his love for the outdoors with his grandchildren, fishing, kayaking, hiking, swimming and biking. Chuck also supported his family in all school activities and sporting events. He was a "Jack of all Trades and Master of Many" and was willing to lend a hand to all those in need. Chuck was deeply loved and leaves behind a void that will never be filled.

A funeral service was held on Friday, February 23, 2024 at the Tuttle-Yeisley Funeral Home, Inc., Hallstead, PA.

In his memory, please pause to enjoy nature, and spend quality time with your friends and family, enjoying the simple things in life together. Please consider planting a tree in his memory at: www.alivingtribute.org.

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Robert David Aldrich Sr.

Robert "Buzz" David Aldrich, 86, of Susquehanna, passed away peacefully at Barnes-Kasson Skilled Nursing Facility on Sunday, February 18, 2024.

He was born on September 18, 1937, in Binghamton, NY and is predeceased by his parents, Sidney and Doris Aldrich; his wife of 57 years, Freida Aldrich; son, Robert David Aldrich Jr.; grandson, Henry Ainey; brothers, Glen Aldrich, Jim Aldrich, John Aldrich, Tom Aldrich.

He is survived by his son, Leonard (Michelle) Aldrich; daughter, Loretta (Dan) Ainey; five grandchildren, Ashley (Robert) Opolsky, Kimberly (Costin) Pallach, Fred (Cheyanne) Ainey Jr., Ava Houck, Eva Houck; eight great-grandchildren, Vivian, Landyn, Evelette, Annaleise, Niko, Maisie, Ila, Costin Jr.; as well as sisters, Gail Bodnar and Jean Merrill; along with multiple nieces and nephews.

Buzz loved tinkering with small engines and machines. He was a skilled craftsman with a mechanical mind. He had been retired for many years, previously working as a carpenter and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. His pride for family was evident in his smile while he reminisced telling stories of his siblings, his children and grandchildren who he loved dearly. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and eating hot dogs. His sense of humor will truly be missed.

The family will hold a private memorial in his honor.

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

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