Home → Obituaries ( June 23, 2021 )

Carol Ann Bednarz

Carol Ann Bednarz, 75 of Jackson, PA passed away on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 surrounded by her loving family.

Carol was predeceased by her parents, James and Alice Svenson; brother, James Svenson.

She is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Andrew Bednarz; children, Robin and Mark Iannacone, Sheila Gerhold, Andrew and Lisa Bednarz, Stephen and Rose Bednarz, Michael and Kelly Bednarz; 14 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; sisters, Alice Behring, Judy Hanson; brother, Raymond Svenson; many brothers and sisters-in-laws, nieces and nephews.

Carol and Andrew lived in Denville, NJ for over 30 years before retiring and moving to Jackson, Township, PA. She was a member of the North Jackson Methodist Church. Carol did many things in her lifetime but her favorite thing was spending time with her family.

A Funeral Service was held at Hennessey's Funeral Home, 747 Jackson Avenue, Susquehanna, PA on Saturday, June 19, 2021 at 5:00pm.

The family received friends at the Funeral Home on Saturday, June 19, 2021 from 2 to 5pm.

Back to Top

Richard Joseph Ulrich

Richard Joseph Ulrich, 66 years of age, of Starrucca, PA, passed away January 10, 2021 in Leesburg, FL.

Funeral Mass will be held Friday, July 2, 2021 at 10:00am at Most Holy Trinity Church, Susquehanna, PA. Graveside service to follow at St. John's Cemetery.

Richard was born in Teaneck, NJ to Rose Martha and Francis Joseph Ulrich on February 7, 1954. He attended Wallenpaupack High School, Hawley, PA and received his GED from Scranton Tech, Scranton, PA. He worked for many years as a Machinist doing assembly and repairs. Richard had a passion for cars and loved cooking for his family. He had a big heart and was loved by his family and community.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Rose Martha Ulrich and Francis Joseph Ulrich.

Richard is survived by his daughter and son in law, Alanna and Andrew Riley; sister and brother in law, Arlene and William Collins; nieces and nephews, Jeffrey Collins, William Collins, Heather Collins Lockwood; grandchildren, Ian Ketcham, Ashlyn and Nolan Riley.

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

Back to Top

Master Sergeant Joyce M. Thorn

Master Sergeant Joyce M. Thorn (US Air Force, Retired), of Ararat Township, passed away on Saturday, June 19th, 2021 at Barnes-Kasson Hospital, Susquehanna.

Born on January 13, 1944 in Susquehanna, she was the daughter of the late William J. and Florence Avery Thorn. Following her graduation from Susquehanna Community High School, Joyce began her military career with the United States Air Force. During her tour, she served in England, Alaska, The Azores Islands, Texas, Nebraska, California, and several other stations. Joyce was extremely proud of her service to her country. Following her retirement from the Air Force, Joyce commenced on a new path; she studied accounting at Baylor University, and upon graduation, followed up with obtaining her CPA license. She returned to Pennsylvania and began her second career with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Joyce was a woman of great faith. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, and became a lay speaker and spoke at several of the area Methodist churches, as well as at the Wesley Villages.

Surviving are her brother, Emery Thorn; as well as multiple nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her siblings, Harry, Howard and George Thorn, Emily Harjers Joan Drumm, Roslyn Lee, Dorothy and Judith Thorn.

The funeral will be Wednesday, June 23 with services at 10:00am in the Jones & Brennan Funeral Home, 430 Main Street, Forest City. Interment with military honors, Ararat Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the: Barnes Kasson Hospital, 2872 Turnpike Street, Susquehanna, PA 18847.

For directions or to send online condolences, visit the funeral home website at:

Back to Top