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Thomas H. Culkin

1918

Pneumonia Victimsí Bodies Sent Away Recall Time Militia Was Here

Friday and Saturday El Pasoans witnessed more military funeral moving through the streets that for two years, since the season in which the national guard troops were camped in the district. Almost all the organizations at and around Fort Bliss had details conducting bodies to the union passenger station. Dirges by the bands were heard at all hours and the firing squads at the station, giving the last salutes, wee frequently heard. Two captains and a lieutenant were among the dead.

Shipped Away Saturday

The following bodies of soldiers who died here of pneumonia, were shipped Saturday by Peak Undertaking company to eastern points:

Pvt. Thos. H. Culkin, aged 18, cavalry, unassigned, to Scranton, Pa.

[Source: El Paso Herald, El Paso, Texas,  October 12, 1918 - Transcribed by Dale Donlon]


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David J. Davis

Gen. David Davis Dies; Former Lt. Governor

Scranton, Today (ap) Big. Gen. David J. Davis, former Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania and chief of staff of the 28th Division during World War I, died tonight at his home. His death followed an illness of several months. He would have been 73 years old next Sunday.

He was elected Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania in 1922 and served the first administration of Governor Pinchot from 1923 to 1927. When Pinchot was elected for his second term, in 1930, he appointed David Adjutant General which office he held from 1932 to 1935.

General Davis served with distinction during World War I and was of the staff of General Pershing in France. He was one of the organizers of the American Legion.

General Davis had a notable career as a soldier. He enlisted as a private in Company F 13th Pennsylvania Infantry, January 7, 1894 and served as first lieutenant of that unit during the Spanish-American War. He also served on the Mexican border and entered World War I as a lieutenant colonel, 7th Division.

He subsequently served as adjutant of the 28th Division A.E.F. and as assistant executive officer of the fourth section, G.S.G.H.Q. He was appointed colonel on the general staff and assigned as chief of staff, 28th Division.

He served as city solicitor of Scranton for twenty years.

[Lebanon Daily News, Lebanon PA, Friday Evening, November 20 1942 Page 12 - Transcribed by Nancy Piper]


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Anthony J. Franey

Newspaper: Scranton paper August 1937

Submitters Name: Mary Lou Farley

Obit: Anthony J. Franey Dies at his West Side Home
For Many Years he was active in Labor, Fraternal and Political Circles.
Funeral on Friday, August 19 l937

Anthony J. (Tony) Franey, one of the region's well known men and for years active in labor, fraternal and political circles, died last evening at this family home, 138 South Merrifield Avenue, after a long illness.

Mr. Franey was a native of Ireland and as a boy came to America, taking up his home in West Scranton. In his early manhood he entered the employ of the D.L.& W. Coal Co. and was advanced to a position as foreman. He later became associated with the late John Mitchell and was one of the early members of the United Mine Workers, and at the time of his death was officially connected with that organization,. For twenty-five years he was president of the Archbald local and frequently represented his local and district in national and state conventions. For a number of years he was official national convention teller.

A civic leader, he gave much of his time to West Scranton movements. He was head of the Keyser Valley Improvement League for years and a strong factor in Democratic circles, having served as committeeman of his ward and district for a number of terms. At the outbreak of the Spanish-American War Mr. Franey volunteered, saw service in Cuba and was with Teddy Roosevelt at San Juan Hill. He was active in the Gen. J.P.S. Gobin Camp, No. 41. He was formerly custodian at Andrew Jackson (No. 17) School, an active and prominent member of St. Patrick's Church and its Holy Name Society.

Mr. Franey is survived by his widow (Nora O'Malley Franey), two daughters, Dorothy and Kathryn; four sons, Thomas, Harry, Joseph and Jack; a sister, Mrs. Thomas (Mary) Kennedy, and three grandchildren.

Mr. Franey will be buried with military honors Friday morning with a mass of requiem in St. Patrick's Church at 9:30 o'clock, and interment in the family plot in Cathedral Cemetery.


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MARC HARTMAN
R. Enid Hartman
Frances (Jeanne) Hirschler

John J. Hirschler
Robert J. Hirschler


MARC HARTMAN

Times Leader, The (Wilkes Barre, PA) - Saturday, January 8, 2005

Deceased Name: MARC HARTMAN
January 5, 2005

Marc C. Hartman, age 67, of Old Forge, died Wednesday at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia. He is survived by his wife, M. Jayne (Cesare) Hartman. They celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on July 25, 2004. Born in Berwick on November 23, 1937, he was the son of Enid (McCarrol) Hartman, Old Forge and the late Thomas G. Hartman. He was a graduate of Berwick High School and Temple University School of Pharmacy. For many years, he was a pharmacist in Kelly's Pharmacy, his own business in Old Forge. More recently, he was a pharmacist at Andrew Brown's Drug Store, South Scranton and Blakeslee Pharmacy. He was a former member of the Lackawanna County Pharmaceutical Association and the Northeast Society of Hospital Pharmacist's. He was a member of St. Mary's of the Assumption Roman Catholic Church,Old Forge. He was a well-respected professional, caring uncle, loving father and grandfather, devoted son, and most wonderful husband. All those who knew him will surely miss him as a kind and true friend.

Also surviving are four sons, Thomas J., Marc K., and Michael C. Hartman, all of Old Forge; and Richard M. Hartman and his wife, Ellen of Ithaca, N.Y.; two grandsons, Owen and Cameron Hartman; and several nieces and nephews.

He also is survived by Dr. and Mrs. Joseph G. Cesare, Dr. Theodore and attorney Alyce Halchak, and attorney and Mrs. Carl Greco, whom he considered his brothers and sisters.

The funeral will be Monday at 9 a.m. from the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, 517 North Main Street, Old Forge with mass of the Christian Burial at 9:3o a.m. in St. Mary's of the Assumption Roman Catholic Church, corner of Lawrence and West Grace Streets in Old Forge to be celebrated by the Rev. Stanley J. Kurash.

Interment will be at Cathedral Cemetery in Scranton. Friends may call Sunday from 4-7 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1101 Hill Street in Jessup, Pa. 18434.

For directions or to send an online condolence,please visit www.kearneyfuneralhome.com.

Transcribed by Shannon Thomas




R. Enid Hartman

Born in Orangeville, PA on Apr. 3, 1917
Departed on May 1, 2005 and resided in Old Forge, PA.

R. Enid McCarrel Hartman, 88, of Old Forge, died Sunday morning at Moses Taylor Hospital in Scranton. She was the widow of Thomas G. Hartman, who died September 10, 1993.
Born on April 3, 1917 in Orangeville, PA, she was the daughter of the late Robert Brian and Rebecca Ruth Woods McCarrel. She was a graduate of East Rochester High School, Rochester, NY. She resided in Berwick most of her life before retiring to Sarasota, Fl. Prior to retirement, she owned and operated Enid's Boutique Berwick. She was a former member of the Berwick Christian Church.

She is survived by her
Daughter-In-Law M. Jayne Hartman with whom she resided. Four Grandsons Thomas J., Marc K., and Michael C. Hartman, all of Old Forge and Richard M. Hartman and his wife Ellen of Ithaca, N.Y.. Two Great Grandsons Owen and Cameron Hartman. Two Brothers Robert Yarnell, Arizona and William Yarnell, Sacramento, CA and a sister Vivian Miller Lyons, NY.
Nieces and nephews

She was preceded in death by a son Marc C. Hartman, who died January 5th and two sisters Phyllis Freidline and Mary Lou McCarrel and a brother James Atwood McCarrel.

The funeral will be Thursday at 11:00 A.M. from the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, 517 N. Main Street, Old Forge, with services by Rev. James A. Wert, Pastor of the Stewart Memorial United Methodist Church, Old Forge. Interment will be at Marcy Cemetery in Duryea.
Friends may call Thursday morning from 10 to 11 A.M..

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society 1101 Hill Street Jessup, PA 18434.

Source: www.kearneyfuneralhome.com

Transcribed by Shannon Thomas


Frances (Jeanne) Hirschler

Scranton Times-Tribune

Contributed by  Helene Hirschler Williams

Obit: FRANCES (JEANNE) HIRSCHLER -- JUNE 4, 2005

Frances (Jeanne) Hirschler, McDade Apartments, Scranton, formerly of 2006 Edna Avenue, North Scranton, died Saturday (6-4-2005) at Community Medical Center, Scranton. Her husband, John (Jack) Hirschler preceded her in death on May 9, 1995.

Born July 4, 1921 in West Pittston, she was the daughter of the late Francis J. Hanahoe and M. Jeanette (Burns) Hanahoe Wetzel. She worked at the Scranton Hobby Center, Adams Ave., Scranton and Woolworth's, Keyser-Oak Plaza, Scranton before retirement.

A 1939 graduate of Scranton Technical High School; she was a member of Holy Rosary Church, North Scranton and, at one time, served the parish in various capacities -- member of Altar and Rosary Society, Eucharist Minister, the backbone of Holy Rosary's Cub Scout Pack 57 when her sons were scouts and her husband was Cubmaster. In addition, she and her husband were in charge of the bingo at the annual block partry for many years. She was also a member and treasurer of the Irish Cultural Society, and the minority chairwoman for the Board of Elections, Ward 1, District 2, North Scranton, for many years. At one time, she served as secretary for the St. Pat's Women's Bowling League at the Green Ridge Bowling Lanes, Scranton.

She was a devout Catholic and the heart and center of the Hirschler family. She nurtured her seven children and was a kind, gentle, and loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She served as a beaming light of good example for her family. She will be SO missed by her family and friends. She loved celebrating her birthday with the country's celebration on the Fourth of July.

Surviving are five sons: John and his wife, Reenie, Lancaster, PA; James and his wife, Sandy, Clarks Green, PA; Robert, Scranton, who cared so lovingly for our Mom; Paul and his wife, Joanne, Clarks Summit, PA; and, Thomas and his wife, Maureen, Factoryville, PA; two daughters: Helene Williams, Lake Wallenpaupack; and, Linda Davailus, Scranton. She leaves 18 grandchildren: Marc Hirschler, Wayne, PA; Kristin Gilhool, Elizabethtown, PA; Whitney Devenny-Zuleski, West Chester, PA; Eric Williams, Dallas, PA; Brian Williams, Scranton, PA; Jeanne Hirschler, Dunmore, PA; Shelly Guimento, Dickson City, PA; Jamie Hirschler, Clarks Green, PA; Stacie Davailus, Ambler, PA; Jessie Davailus, serving with the US Navy in Fallon, NV; Kelly Davailus, Scranton, PA; Katie, Sean, and Kellan Hirschler, Clarks Summit, PA; Amy and Tommy Hirschler, Scranton, PA; Shane and Amanda Hirschler, Factoryville. She also leaves 9 great-grandchildren: Jack and Elizabeth Hirschler; Gavin and Patrick Gilhool; EJ Williams; Capri Hirschler; Michael Guimento; Kylie Hirschler; and, Nicholas Hirschler. A niece, Deborah Hirschler Atherton also survives.

She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Jeanne Arlene Hirschler; a grandson, Jackie Hirschler; a great-granddaughter, Angelica Minner; a sister, Fayetta Wetzel Churilla; and, a brother Russell Wetzel.

The funeral will be Wednesday, 6-8-2005, from the Edward Knight O'Donnell Funeral Home, 323 William St., North Scranton with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30am in Holy Rosary Church, North Scranton, to be celebrated by Monsignor Joseph P. Kelly. Interment, Cathedral Cemetery.

Friends may call Tuesday, 4 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 730 Pitttston Ave., Scranton, PA 18505 or a charity of the donor's choice.

Pallbearers were: Marc Hirschler (Jack's son); Eric and Brian Williams (Helene's sons); Jamie Hirschler (Jimmy's son); Tommy Hirschler (Tommy's son); and Sean Hirschler (Paul's son).


John J. Hirschler

Scranton Times-Tribune

Contributed by Helene Hirschler Williams

Obit: JOHN J. HIRSCHLER -- MAY 9, 1995

John J. Hirschler, 76, of 2006 Edna Avenue, Scranton died Tuesday night (5-9-1995) in the Lackawanna County Health Care Center following a brief illness. He and his wife, the former Frances "Jeanne" (Hanahoe) Hirschler, celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary on August 14, 1994.

Born in Scranton, son of the late John and Helen (Leahey) Hirschler, he was a 1937 graduate of Scranton Central High School and attended the University of Scranton. As a member of the U.S. Army, he served in the 21st Engineers Corps in Italy and North Africa during World War II. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 40 years of service. He was a member of Holy Rosary Church, North Scranton, where he served as a lector and Eucharistic Minister. He was also a member of the Holy Name Society and Home School Association. He served as Cubmaster for Pack 57, Holy Rosary Parish. He was also a member of the Irish Cultural Society.

Also surviving are five sons: John and wife Reenie, Lancaster, PA; James and wife Sandy, Scranton, PA; Robert, Scranton, PA; Paul and wife Joanne, Clarks Summit, and Thomas and wife Maureen, Factoryville. Also two daughters: Helene Williams and Linda Davailus, both of Scranton; 19 grandchildren; a great granddaughter; a brother, Robert; and, a niece and cousins.

He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Jeanne Arlene and a grandson, Jackie.

The funeral will be Friday (5-12-1995) from the Edward Knight O'Donnell Funeral Home, 323 William St., North Scranton with <ass at 9a.m. in Holy Rosary Church. Interment, Cathedral Cemetery.

Friends may call today 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Matthew's Fund, c/o Holy Rosary Church, 316 William St., Scranton, PA 18508

NOTE: Pallbearers were: Eric and Brian Williams (Helene's sons); Marc Hirschler (Jack's son); Jamie Hirschler (Jimmy's son) -- all grandsons; Bob Riley, Jim Salmon, Don Dolan, and John Zujowski -- friends.


Robert J. Hirschler

Newspaper: Scranton Times-Tribune

Date: 6-30-2000

Submitters Name: Helene Hirschler Williams

Obit: ROBERT J. HIRSCHLER -- JUNE 29, 2000

Robert J. Hirschler, 83, a life-long resident of Scranton (PA), died Thursday afternoon in the VNA Hospice of Lackawanna County Inpatient Unit at Community Medical Center, Scranton. He and his widow, the former Eleanor A. LaTorre, celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary April 3, 2000.

Born in Scranton, son of the late John and Helen (Leahey) Hirschler, he was a member of the Hickory Street Presbyterian Church and Schiller Lodge 345, Free and Accepted Masons. Prior to retirement, he was a firefighter for the city (Scranton).

Also surviving are a daughter, Deborah Lynn Atherton and husband Jim; three grandchildren, Jimmy, Dana, and Jessica Atherton, nieces and nephews.

Cremation took place at the Maple Hill Crematory, Wilkes-Barre.

A memorial service will be held Sunday (7-2-2000) at 2 p.m. in the Hickory Street Presbyterian Church, 435 Hickory Street, Scranton with the Rev. Tom H. Collins, pastor, officiating. His granddaughter, Dana Atherton, provided beautiful hymns in memory of her grandfather. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family in Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hickory Street Presbyterian Church, 435 Hickory Street, Scranton, PA 18505-1113 or the VNA Hospice of Lackawanna County, 301 Delaware Street, Olyphant, PA 18447-1531.


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Mary Gallagher Malloy

Date: March 21, 1899

Submitters Name: Pamela

Obit: Obituary found in Scranton Tribune, Tuesday, March 21, 1899


Mrs. Malloy's Death
Mrs. Patrick Malloy, of Farview Street, died of pneumonia Sunday. She was born in Ireland fifty-one years ago. She had been a resident of this city (Carbondale) four years. Deceased is survived by her sister, Miss Ellen Gallagher, her daughters, Mrs James Gallagher, of this city and Mrs. John McCall, of Philadelphia, and sons, John and Michael, of this city; Frank and Con, of Philadelphia; Bernard of Ireland and Edward, of Sheppton. The funeral will be held at 9 o'clock tomorrow morning in St. Rose church. Interment will be made in Freeland. (St. Anne's Cemetery)


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James Donald Nagle

Date: 01/09/2012

Submitters Name: Friend

Obit: 1st Sergeant (Ret.) E-8 James Donald Nagle, a long time resident of Throop, died Sunday (1/8/12) evening at home. His wife is the former Julie Neiman Breneiser. The couple was together 22 years and recently married December 22nd, 2011. Born in Shickshinny, son of the late Clayton and Elsie Shaffer Nagel, he was a graduate of Center Columbia County High School . He served 25 years with the United States Army and Army National Guard with the Headquarters 2nd Battalion 103rd Amour Regiment, retiring as Staff Sergeant in 1992. He received several awards including the National Defense Medal, Good Conduct Medal and the Army Commendation Medal. Jim was a life member of the Shopa-Devey VFW Post in Peckville and a Past Master of Masonic Lodge #291. He enjoyed hunting with his son in Bradford county fishing for salmon in Oswego NY , trout in Lackawanna State Park , cat fish at Lake Wallenpaupack and countless other lakes streams and tributaries. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend who would give the shirt off his back to anyone in need. The family would wish to thank Dr. Salvatore Lawrence, Hospice Community Care, Jimís Nurses Tracey Fowler and Rose Brusinski, Dr. Gaetno Capone, and Thomas Jefferson Hospital Cardiac Care Unit for their care and compassion shown to Jim during his illness. Also surviving are three sons James Nagle II, and wife Phyllis, Denver, PA, Shawn McFadden and wife Kristall, Scranton, Anthony Breneiser, Scranton; three daughters Angela Nagle and husband Robert, Bloomsburg, Mary Jo McFadden, Scranton, Angelia Breneiser, Dickson City; two brothers Clyde Nagle and his wife Donna, Hazelton, Ronald Nagle and his wife Rhonda, Texas; two sisters Kathy Kanouse and her husband Ralph, Berwick, Brenda Lusick, Berwick; grandchildren Seth Nagle, Ashley Orzechowski, Joshua Nagle, Rosie Nagle, Amanda Nagle, Robert Nagle, Chelby Glenn, Nathan McFadden, Samantha McFadden, Cole McFadden and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son Daniel Nagle and a grandson James Eugene McFadden. The funeral will be Thursday at 11:00am in the Brian Arthur Strauch Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 602 Birch Street , Scranton , Pa 18505 . Entombment with military honors will follow in Fairview Memorial Park . Friends may call Wednesday from 5-8pm in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 613 Baltimore Dr., Suite 3 , Wilkes-Barre , PA 18702 . For more information, directions, to view a memorial tribute video or to leave an online condolence please visit www.strauchfuneralhomes.com.



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Class of 1874 - CALVIN ALONZO SPENCER. M.D., Coll. P. and S., N.Y.; also Jefferson Med. Coll. B. 13 Apr., 1846, Dunmore, Penn. Physician. D. 20 Apr., 1910, Spring City, Penn.

Source is: Dartmouth College Necrology, 1909-1910, Hanover, N.H. Transcribed by Kim Mohler.



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Ronwyn Ann Tewksbury

Maynard, AR--Ronwyn Ann Tewksbury, 65, of Maynard, died Dec 29, 2008 at her home. Born July 10, 1943 in Peckville, PA, she married Harry Tewksbury Nov 17, 1977. He preceded her in death.
Survivors include her children, Cheryl Davenport, Ronald Ballo, Marni Hughes, and Donna Lee Stevens; grandchildren, Traci Patterson, Jeanette Hughes, Jenifer Ellefson, and Cortney Underhile; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Gayle Prochov; a brother, Roger Smeall.
Cremation was under direction of Cox-Waymon Funeral Home of Pocahontas. No memorial is planned at this time. --Contributed by Freda Roberts.


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Wayne Mark Williams
Wayne P. Williams


Wayne Mark Williams

Scranton Times-Tribune

Submitters Name: Helene Hirschler Williams

Obit: WAYNE MARK WILLIAMS, DIED JANUARY 16, 2001

Wayne Mark Williams, 47, Scranton died Tuesday (1-16-2001) after an illness (lung cancer) in the hospice unit at Mercy Hospital, Scranton.

Born June 21, 1953, in Scranton, son of Wayne P. Williams, Clarks Green, PA and Lois (Gordon) Williams Selkirk, Dallas, Texas, he attended Wyoming Seminary, Kingston, PA and Manlius Military Academy, Syracuse, NY and was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School. He received an associate;s degree from Luzerne County Community College. Before his illness, he was a sales and service representative for Safety Kleen, Hanover, PA.

Also surviving are two sons, Eric, Dallas, PA and Brian, Scranton, PA; a daughter, Ashleigh, Scranton, PA; a half-brother, Gordon Selkirk, Colorado, and a half-sister, Lindsay Selkirk, Dallas, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Walter and Margaret (Williams) Gordon and his paternal grandparents, Gerard R. and Ruth (Evans) Williams.

A memorial service will be Thursday 1-18-2001 at 7:30p.m. in the Jennings-Calvey Funeral Home, 111 Colburn Ave., Clarks Summit, with services by the Rev. James R. Clyde, chaplain of the hospice unit at Mercy Hospital. Interment, Hickory Grove Cemetery, Waverly.

Friends may call Thursday, 6:30p.m. until the time of service. Memorial contributions may be made to the hospice unit at Mercy Hospital, 746 Jefferson Ave., Scranton, PA 18509.


Wayne P. Williams

Scranton Times-Tribune

Submitters Name: Helene Hirschler Williams

Obit: Wayne P. Williams, Clarks Green, died Friday (11-12-2004) in the hospice unit at Mercy Hospital, Scranton. His wife is the former Shirley Taylor Johnson.

Born in Scranton, son of the late Gerard and Ruth Evans Williams, he lived in Clarks Green for 41 years and was formerly of Scranton. He was a graduate of Phillips Academy, Andover, MA and Yale University. He also served in the U.S. Marine Corps.

He was president of the former Williams Baking Company and the former Mark Truck Rental; and, was one of the three founders of National Party Time Mixes. Active in the community, he was a member of various business and professional associations, receiving honors and recognition. He was a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church, Scranton.

Also surviving are three step-sons, John "Jack" Johnson, Waverly; Jeffrey Johnson, Moscow, and James Johnson, Dalton; a step-daughter, Lisa Johnson Harris, Clarks Green; a daughter-in-law, Helene Hirschler Williams, Greentown; a brother, Lawrence Williams, Washington DC; 3 grandchildren: Eric Williams, Dallas, PA; Brian Williams, Scranton, PA; and Ashleigh Williams, Taylor, PA; nine step-grandchildren: Jason, Justin, Ryan, and Chelsea (Johnson), Jillian (Jessup), Alexis Johnson, Daniel, Patrick, and Christopher (Harris); a great-grandson, EJ Williams, Dallas, PA; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a son, Wayne Mark Williams; a brother, Gerard Williams; and a sister, Margot Williams McDonald.

A memorial service will be conducted Tuesday (11-16-2004) in Covenant Presbyterian Chapel, Scranton by the Rev. Fred D. Milligan, pastor, Covenant Presbyterian Church, Interment, private in Hickory Grove Cemetery, Waverly.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Arrangements by the Jennings-Calvey Funeral Home, Inc., 111 Colburn Ave., Clarks Summit. Foer more information or directions, or to send an online condolence, please visit www.jenningscalvey.com.


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