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Arthur L. Sheldon

Arthur L. Sheldon, 92, of Live Oak, Florida, went home to be with his Savior in Heaven on January 22, 2021. He was predeceased by his wife, Barbara Ann, in January, 2016.

Before retiring to Florida, Art worked for the US Postal Service for many years when he lived in Starrucca, PA. He and his wife raised their 8 children there.

Art was a WWII US Navy veteran. Along with golf, Art enjoyed woodworking and making small pieces of furniture and then later on made spiritual words and peoples' names and passed them out freely wherever he went. By doing so, he touched the lives of many people. He had a great sense of humor and always had a story to tell from his childhood days. He was faithful in reading his Bible daily and attending Church services.

Art is survived by one daughter, Nancy (Richard) Arthur, of Canton, OH; five sons, Donald (Nancy) Sheldon, of Honesdale, PA, Leigh (Terri) Sheldon, of Tunkhannock, PA, Albert (Ginger) Sheldon, of Spring Creek, NV, Craig (Melinda) Sheldon and David (Cheryl) Sheldon, both of Naples, FL; 21 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by three sons, Robert, Gerald and Charles Sheldon.

There will be a celebration of his life in the Spring at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements were made by the Daniels Funeral Home in Live Oak, Florida.

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Barbara Ann Lewis

Barbara Ann Lewis, 69, of Hallstead, PA peacefully passed away on January 20, 2021 after a brief stay in Wilson Hospital. She was predeceased by her parents, Elwin and Grace Decker; her daughter, Leslie Donovan; two brothers, Steve and Larry Decker; brother-in-law, Bill Brainard; 3 nephews, Curt Decker, Scott Decker, and Adam Whitney.

Barb is survived by her devoted husband of almost 45 years, Thomas; three sons, Mathew (Donna) Lewis, James Lewis, and Chad Lewis (Choumally); two grandsons, Cole Donovan (Sydney) and Kyle Donovan (Gabby); granddaughter, Everlyn Lewis; two great-grandsons, August Donovan and Lincoln Donovan; son-in-law, Tim Donovan; brothers, Bill Decker (Sharon) and Bob (Gail) Decker; two sisters, Bonnie Brainard and Emily (Bill) Whitney; sisters-in-law, Sharon Decker and Nancy Decker; and many nieces and nephews.

Barb was formerly employed with Southern Tier Plastics, Magnetics Labs, and finally for the Blue Ridge School District Cafeteria. She belonged to the American Legion Post #357 where she played her quarter machine and was also a member of the VFW Post #6223. She loved her family and dancing. "Let's get this party started." She had a great perspective on life and remained positive about where she would be after her death.

A celebration of her life will be held at a later date when COVID restrictions have been lifted. Arrangements are under the direction of the Tuttle-Yeisley Funeral Home, Inc., Hallstead, PA. Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to the: American Legion Post #357, PO Box 429, Hallstead, PA; or to the VFW Post #6223, 386 Main Street, Great Bend, PA 18821.

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Hans-Peter Junge

Hans-Peter Junge, of Gibson Township, who was fondly called Peter, Petie, Pe-tar and Pete, slipped away from this earth quietly at the age of 51 on January 10, 2021.

He was predeceased by his parents, Hans and Marlene; best friend, Mart; and most recently, his Auntie Trish. Surviving are his sister, Christina Mansfield and husband, Keith; nephews, Zachary and wife, Marissa, and Ethan and fiancé, Lauren.

He was a caring brother and uncle, as well as a good friend and co-worker to more than we know. He enjoyed fishing and volunteered his time cooking chickens at the Lenox VFW for various fundraisers. He freely donated to those causes and among his favorites were St. Jude and Toys for Kids.

When he was able, he played Santa while the VFW gave away toys to wide-eyed children. Seeing their smiles filled his heart.

Peter went to Mountain View High School and graduated from Penn State with a degree in Hotel/Restaurant Management. He repaired small engines and landed at the PennCan Travel Plaza where he easily developed a rapport with his customers. He would keep people informed of world news and friends would drive through for a splash of gas and a daily dose of whit or wisdom. We will dearly miss the little blue-eyed, selfless man in overalls with a big heart.

Services will be private. A memorial to celebrate Peter's life will be scheduled at a later date.

Arrangements were entrusted to Shifler-Parise Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 18 Airport Road, Clifford, PA.

Should you wish to commemorate his memory, please donate to the: VFW-Lenox Post 8488, c/o Raymond Fallon, 8212 State Route 106, Kingsley, PA 18826.

To share condolences with Peter's family, visit his book of everlasting memories at:


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Linda M. Canfield

Linda M. Canfield, 79, of South Gibson, died January 6, 2021 at home after a brief illness. She is survived by her husband, Doyal J. Canfield. They were married on June 23, 1962.

Born May 21, 1941 in Gelatt, she was the daughter of the late Oliver and Bernice Pickering Potter.

As a young woman, Linda began her career working at the former Harford Grocery Store and later at Houlihan's Hardware in New Milford. She was later employed in the cafeteria at the Blue Ridge School District. Linda was a member of the Susquehanna County Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the New Milford United Methodist Church and attended the South Gibson United Methodist Church.

Linda enjoyed researching her family's history and made several books on its lineage. She was an avid collector, but was especially fond of her Avon collection. Her other interests included knitting, crocheting, ceramics and tending to her flower beds.

She is survived by two children, Kevin J. Canfield and wife, Rusty, of South Gibson, Kerin J. Welch and husband, Charles, of New Milford; sister, Carol Patrick, of New Milford; seven grandchildren, Julie, Joe, John, Phillip, Jake, Tracee and Leslie; four great-grandchildren, Julian, Jackson, Cody and Reginald; several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by a sister, Agnes Grant and a brother, Floyd Potter.

A funeral service will be held in the spring at the South Gibson United Methodist Church with interment in the Gelatt Cemetery.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Shifler-Parise Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 18 Airport Road, Clifford, PA.

To share condolences and photos with Linda's family visit her book of everlasting memories at:

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Michael Holleran

Michael "Mick" Holleran, age 80, of New Milford, passed away suddenly on January 21, 2021 at Geisinger Wyoming Valley hospital in Wilkes-Barre, after a brief (non-COVID) illness.

Born on March 3, 1940, Mick grew up in Hallstead and would often recall the old places now gone, such as the movie theater and "soda shop" that used to be there. He lived most of the remainder of his life in New Milford township, and for many years he enjoyed riding his bicycle into town, especially to watch the Blue Ridge Little League "Bears" play baseball, which he assisted in coaching and working with the team. For a short time, Mick also resided at the Harford Village Apartments, where he made many friends whom he spoke about, and whose interactions and kindnesses were so enjoyed and much appreciated.

Mick had a lifetime love of all things Elvis, and was especially happy to have visited Graceland in Memphis, and Nashville, with family members in 2014. He often carried some of his collection of Elvis books or movies with him to family gatherings to share. Mick loved all 50's and 60's music, and after Elvis, also enjoyed Buddy Holly, the Beatles, and many others. He actively followed current news and politics, and was always on top of the day's events. He loved sports, and enthusiastically followed his favorite teams: the NY Giants and the formerly Brooklyn Dodgers. He was a walking encyclopedia of sports statistics, especially in NFL football and MLB baseball, able to recall such facts as not only who batted the "shot heard round the world", but who was on deck, AND the date it happened! He was also an avid WWE wrestling fan.

Mick loved playing cards, such as solitaire, and games with family members (at which he cheated!). He loved movies, watching and recording them, and sharing with others. He enjoyed mowing the lawn on his riding tractor, and keeping his garage clean and organized. He also enjoyed shooting a game of pool. Mick was definitely a people person, enjoying everyone with whom he had the pleasure of making an acquaintance, eager to converse and share stories with, and retaining those friendships. He cherished his long-time friendship with his caring and loyal friend, James Yeich. Mick leaves behind his beloved dog and companion, Peggy Sue.

Mick will be greatly missed by his family and many friends, who will always remember him for his kindness and generosity, his sense of humor, his great taste in music, and his excellent and thoughtful Christmas presents. He was of the Roman Catholic faith.

Mick liked keeping track of his expanding family tree, and was insistent about recording relative's names, all of whom he was so proud. He is survived by his sister, Karen Higgins; brother and sister-in-law, Thomas and Catherine Holleran; nieces and nephews, Chris Tracy and Cathy, Larry Tracy and Kelly, Skip Tracy, Michael Fitzsimmons and Audrey, Ryan Higgins and Angie, Kaylee Florey and Stephen, Megan Holleran, Casey Holleran and Amanda, Brendan Holleran and Carly, Jameson Holleran; 16 grandnieces and nephews; several cousins. He is predeceased by his sister, Marjorie Tracy; parents, Gordon and Catherine (Whitney) Holleran.

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

Internment will be in St. John's Catholic Cemetery in New Milford.

Due to current circumstances there will be no visitation or services at this time. A memorial may be planned when we can all gather safely.

In lieu of flowers or gifts, a charitable donation may be made in his memory to the: Blue Ridge Little League, PO Box 723, Great Bend, PA 18821.

As Mick always ended all of his voice-mail messages, "This is Mick. Over and out."

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Raymond O. Stone

Raymond O. Stone, 85, of Springville, PA passed peacefully Wednesday, January 13, 2021 surrounded by his loving family. Born November 8, 1935 in Springville, PA, he was the son of the late Searle C. and Florence A. Stone.

Driven by a strong work ethic and starting at a young age he was a truck driver, quarryman, and later in life, a custodian at the Elk Lake School. Throughout his life though, he remained devoted to his passion of farming, first as a dairy farmer and then in later years, raising cattle. He was genuine, caring and a lover of all animals and people. He was quick to lend a listening ear and a helping hand and gathered many dear friends of all ages throughout his lifetime. He was admired for his giving spirit and friendliness. Often accused of over feeding his animal friends, none of them complained, especially his fat and happy cows. He was the first in line for square dancing and had a tie waiting for every occasion. He loved dancing with his wife, and they could "cut the rug" better than most. His wife of 55 years treasures their lifetime of love and for the beautiful children they created. He will be deeply missed by his loving family.

Survivors include his adoring wife, Thanna, whom he loving called "Manda" M. [Stanford] Stone; daughters, Susan "Sue" Lanesey (David), of Harwinton, CT, Deborah "Deb" Brown (Robert J.), of Tunkhannock; son, Raymond "Scott" Stone (Megan), of Tunkhannock; grandchildren, Kayla, Aidan, Avery, Stone, Caleigh; great-grandchildren, Delos, Dionne; sister-in-law, April "Dawn" Thompson, of Springville; nieces, Terri, Kim; nephews; Donny, Dale, Adam, Sean, Jason.

He is predeceased by his parents; brothers, William and Searle; sister-in-law, Florence; niece and right-hand lady, Sally.

Visitation was held on Sunday, January 17th at Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Inc., Montrose, PA.

Services were private due to COVID-19 restrictions. A celebration of his life will be held on his farm this summer. Details forthcoming. Please leave contact information on website below for invitation.

Because of his fondness for the Elk Lake School District and the many friends young and old he made there; a scholarship fund has been created in his name to support the hard-working students of tomorrow within the community that he loved. Remembrance and scholarship donation information can be found at

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