|WILLIAM P. SICA
William P. Sica Sr., 74, of Dunmore, died September 28 at home of an
apparent heart attack. His wife, the former Elizabeth Ziden, died June
Born in Dunmore, son of the late Sabato and Carmella Nardozzi Sica,
he was a member of St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church, Dunmore. He attended
Dunmore public schools and was an Army veteran of World War II. Before
retirement, in 1988, he was employed at Super Market Service Corp., Dunmore.
He was a loving and caring father and grandfather who enjoyed spending
time with his sons and daughters and their families. He was an avid fisherman
and enjoyed shopping with his grandchildren and cooking for everyone. He
will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
Surviving are three daughters, Joann Spalnick, Jermyn; Mary Fischer,
Mount Cobb; and Shirley Chuta, Olyphant; two sons, William P. Jr., Endicott,
N.Y.; and Michael E., Tafton; a brother, Samuel, Dunmore; a sister, Florence
Gyomory, Schenectedy, N.Y.; eight grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by four brothers, John, Joseph, Mario
and Angelo, and four sisters, Jennie Montana, Mary Susnosky, Helen Lamani
and Anna Yazinskas.
The funeral was from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, 318
E. Drinker St., Dunmore, with Mass in St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church,
Chestnut Street, Dunmore. Interment, Cathedral Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association,
730 Pittston Ave., Scranton.
PATRICIA R. PARISETTE
Patricia R. Parisette, 66, Lake Ariel, formerly of Merrick, Long Island,
died October 2 at the VNA Hospice at Community Medical Center after an
illness. Her husband is Richard R. Parisette. The couple would have celebrated
their 47th wedding anniversary Oct. 24.
Born in Queens, N.Y., daughter of the late William C. and Julia Torma
McKeogh, she was a graduate of Franklin K. Lane High School in New York.
Prior to retirement in 1988, she was employed as a clerical worker for
The funeral was from the Brian Arthur Strauch Funeral Home, Route 690
and First Street, Spring Brook Township, with services by Deacon John Franceschelli.
Interment, Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst.
RITA M. VAIL
Rita M. Vail, McDade Apartments, died September 30 at Mercy Hospice.
Her husband is William L. Vail. They were married 52 years on Nov. 29,
Born in Dunmore, daughter of the late Thomas A. and Margaret Racht
Ruane, she was a graduate of Dunmore High School and prior to retirement
was a nurse’s aide at Adams Manor.
She was a wonderful loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother,
sister and aunt.
Surviving are two daughters, Lee Ann Duddek, Clarks Summit; and Linda
Fuller, Mount Cobb; a son, William L. Jr., Tunkhannock; a brother, Thomas
Ruane, Roaring Brook Township; a sister, Joan Durdach, Dunmore; 10 grandchildren,
six great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Marjorie Decker and Madlyn
The funeral was from the Edward Knight-O’Donnell Funeral Home, 323
Williams St., with Mass in Our Lady of the Snows Church, Clarks Summit.
Entombment, Cathedral Cemetery Mausoleum.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mercy Hospice, 746 Jefferson
Violet Rutkauskas, Scranton, died October 1 in Abington Manor Nursing
Home, Clarks Summit, where she was a guest. She was the widow of Anthony
Rutkauskas, who died in 1982.
Born in Scranton, daughter of the late Michael and Barbara Yukas Gedman,
she was a member of Holy Family Church, Scranton.
She was a good mother and a loving grandmother.
Surviving are two daughters, Annette Gabriel, Factoryville, Roberta
Decker, Ellenville, N.Y.; two sons, Anthony Jr., Scranton, and John, Lake
Ariel; a sister, Marion Biagoli, Scranton; two brothers, Charles and Don
Gedman, both of Scranton; five grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a grandson.
The funeral was in the Cathedral Cemetery Chapel with services by Monsignor
Constantine Siconolfi, pastor of Holy Family Church. Interment, Cathedral
Arrangements by Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home, 1810 Sanderson Ave.
JOAN A. O’BRIEN
Joan A. O’Brien, The Hideout, Lake Ariel, died October 1 in the VNA
Hospice Unit of the Community Medical Center. Her husband is Robert G.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., daughter of the late Joseph and Catherine Toner
Colwell, she was employed as a bookkeeper for the First City National Bank
Also surviving are five sons, and 13 grandchildren.
The funeral was from St. Joseph’s Church, Lake Ronkonkoma, N.Y. Interment,
Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton, N.Y.
Local arrangements by James Wilson Funeral Home, Route 296, Lake Ariel.
MARY L. ( MAE) LOFTUS
Mary L. (Mae) Loftus, North Scranton, died October 3 at St. Mary’s
Villa Nursing Home, Elmhurst. She was the widow of William J. Loftus, who
died October 26, 1977.
Born in Scranton, daughter of the late James A. and Florence M. Gerrity
Cullington, she was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School, and prior
to her marriage, she worked for American Airlines in New York City. She
was a member of Holy Rosary Church, and a former member of the Catholic
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend.
Surviving are three sons, William P., North Wales; James M., Turnersville,
N.J., and Thomas R., Alexandria, Va.; a daughter, Karen Gabello, Moscow;
a sister, Virginia Cullington, Brooklyn, N.Y.; two brothers, Robert F.
Cullington, Spring Hills, Fla., and John R. Cullington, Augusta, Ga.; 10
grandchildren; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by four brothers,
Joseph P., Thomas F., William P. and James F.
The funeral was from the Edward Knight O’Donnell Funeral Home, 323
William St., with Mass in Holy Rosary Church, Interment, Cathedral Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Villa Nursing Home,
St. Mary’s Villa Road, Elmhurst, 18416.
LEONARD J. MALINOSKI
Leonard J. Malinoski, 71, Lakeville, died October 3 after suffering
a heart attack while bowling and was pronounced dead at Wayne Memorial
Hospital, Honesdale. His widow is the former Leona Pappas. They would have
celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Nov. 23.
Born March 27, 1929 in Dickson City, son of the late Joseph and Lillian
Plauskus Malinoski, he was a graduae of Dickson City High School. He later
attended the University of Scranton for two years. He was a U.S. Air Force
veteran of World War II, serving at the Kessler Air Force Base in Mississippi.
He was self-employed in the refrigeration business and was the owner of
Reliable Service until retirement. He was a member of St. Thomas More Parish,
Lake Ariel, attended St. Mary’s Church, Ledgedale, and was a Eucharistic
minister and lector for the parish. Last Sunday, he was elected to the
pastoral council of St. Thomas More Church. He was a 4th degree member
of the Knights of Columbus, Bishop Hoban Assembly, and was a member and
former grand knight of the Lake Ariel council of the Knights of Columbus.
He was a charter member of the Ledgedale Fire Company.
Also surviving are a son, Gary, Hawaii; a brother, Richard, State College;
two grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
The funeral with Mass was in St. Mary’s Church. Interment was private.
Alfred Slimak, Blakely, died October 5 at home.
Born in Olyphant, son of Amelia Malski Slimak, Blakely, and the late
John Slimak, he was employed as a lineman for Bell Telephone Co. He attended
elementary school at St. Michael’s School, Olyphant, and graduated from
Blakely High School. He served with the Navy for four years and was a member
of Veterans of Foreign Wars Shopa-Davey Post 6082, Peckville.
Also surviving are a daughter, Lynn Ann, Lake Ariel; and two sons,
Brian, Florida; and Stephen, Lake Ariel.
He was preceded in death by a son, Scott.
Private funeral services were held from John J. Turko and Sons Funeral
Home, 404 Susquehanna Ave., Olyphant, with Mass in St. Michael the Archangel
Church, Olyphant, celebrated by the Rev. Martin J. Gaiardo. Interment,
BEATRICE KIZER MARSICO
Beatrice "Bea" Kizer Marsico, Scranton, died October 5 at Community
Medical Center after an illness. She was the widow of Joseph F. Marsico
Sr., who died July 24, 1992.
Born and educated at Lake Ariel, daughter of the late George and Temperence
Hoover Kizer, she was formerly employed as a waitress by the Erie Hotel,
Elmhurst. She later made her residence in Scranton, where she and her husband
were very active in the West Side Miss-E League and West Side Little League.
She was a member of St. Maria Goretti Church, Laflin.
She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and touched
many lives with her tenderness and kindness. She loved to play bingo and
do arts and crafts. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.
Surviving are four daughters, Angie Haffner, with whom she resided;
Mary Petroziello, Theresa Mullen and Robin Morales, all of Scranton; five
sons, Angelo, Joseph, Jeffrey, Lawrence and James, all of Scranton; a brother,
Bill Kizer, Taylor; two sisters, Joan Shea, Scranton, and Genevieve Hauman,
Carbondale; 24 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Debra; a son, Robert; four
brothers, Harry, Edward, George and Kenneth; two sisters, Florence Kizer
and Betty Morgan; and a granddaughter.
The funeral was from Carl J. Savino Funeral Home with Mass in St. Maria
Goretti Church. Interment, Marcy Cemetery, Duryea.
Edward (Grit) Wanalista, 88, died October 7 at home after an illness.
He was married 58 years to the former Anna Czerw.
Born in Avoca, son of the late Paul and Anna Yabconka Wanalista, he
was educated in Avoca schools. He was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Church,
Avoca. He worked in coal mines and was last employed at Cee-Kay Auto, Moosic,
prior to retirement.
Also surviving are four sons, Edward Jr., Melbourne, Fla.; Donald,
Mount Laurel, N.J.; Richard, Louisville, Ky.; and Charles, Avoca; two daughters,
Rose Ann Murphy, Moscow; and Mary Lou Adams, Skippack; a brother, Walter,
Avoca; a sister, Mary Betsko, Wyoming; 12 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren,
a great-great-grandchild, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, John and Rudolph; two sisters,
Anna McAndrew and Amelia Quinn; and a grandson.
The funeral was from the Ruane and Regan Funeral Home, 1308 Grove St.,
Avoca with Mass in SS. Peter and Paul Church, Avoca. Interment, parish
RAYMOND J. FILIPKOSKI
Raymond J. Filipkoski, North Scranton, died October 6 at home after
an illness. His widow is the former Dolores Carey. They celebrated their
50th wedding annviersary May 6.
Born in Scranton, son of the late Joseph and Michaelina Filipkoski,
he was a graduate of Scranton Central High School. He was a Navy veteran
of World War II, serving as a radio man second-class. He received the European
and the American theater ribbon and the World War II Victory Medal. Prior
to retirement, he was a superintendent at A.& P. Supermarkets. He was
a member of St. Joseph’s Church.
He was an avid bowler and had played minor league baseball. He was
a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother and will be sadly missed
by all who knew him. Also surviving are two sons, Raymond, Blakely; and
Ronald, Scranton; a sister, Florence Youshock, Moscow; four grandchildren,
nieces and nephews.
The funeral was from the Solfanelli-Fiorillo Funeral Home, Inc., 1030
N. Main Ave., with Mass in St. Joseph’s Church, Main Avenue. Interment,
Theodore Franc, Lake Ariel, died October 9 in Wayne Memorial Hospital,
Honesdale. His wife is the former Helen Frisbie. They celebrated their
73rd wedding anniversary Sept. 27.
Born in Lake Ariel, son of the late George and Bertha Polley Franc,
he was a graduate of Lake Ariel High School and a member of Lake Ariel
United Methodist Church. He was a member of the Northeast Pennsylvania
Maple Syrup Association. Before retirement, he was self-employed in the
He will be greatly missed by his wife, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren
Surviving are a daughter, Elaine Cook, Lake Ariel; a son, Bennie, Lake
Ariel; a sister, Kathryn Enslin, Lake Ariel; nine grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren;
a great-great-grandchild; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a son, James; a daughter, Ann Louise Curtis;
six brothers, Harry, Sherwood, Charles, Stanley, Earl and Chester; two
sisters, Mildred Patterson and Ruth Reed; and a great-grandson.
The funeral was from the James Wilson Funeral Home Inc., Route 296,
Lake Ariel, with services by the Rev. Ron Onder of the Lake Ariel United
Methodist Church. Interment, Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lake Ariel United Methodist
Church, 110 Maple Ave., Lake Ariel, 18436, or the the Lake Ariel Fire Company,
P.O. Box 31, Lake Ariel.
MARY L. PALMIERE
Mary L. Palmiere, Old Forge, died October 7 in the Mercy Hospice Unit
after a lengthy battle with a brain tumor. She was the widow of Joseph
Palmiere, who died June 24, 1987.
Born in Old Forge, daughter of the late Salvatore and Frances Scavo
LeRose, she was educated in Old Forge schools. Prior to retirement, she
was employed by the Taylor Dress Co. She was a member of St. Mary’s of
the Assumption Church, Old Forge, and its altar and rosary society. She
was a member of the Old Forge Retired Citizens.
She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Her strong faith and belief in God gave her the courage to battle her illness.
Surviving are two daughters, Pat Taylor, her caregiver, of Old Forge,
with whom she resided, and Cynthia Kosher, Weatogue, Conn; three brothers,
Joseph, Bridgewater, N.J.; Samuel, Daleville; and James, Old Forge; two
sisters, Phyllis Alfis and Anita Emilianovitz, both of New Milford, N.J.;
four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by three sisters, Carol Sosslau, Jenny Jones
and Helen Pehanich; and a granddaughter.
The funeral was from the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, 517 N. Main
St., Old Forge, with Mass in St. John the Baptist Church, Main Street,
Taylor, by the Rev. Philip A. Altavilla, pastor of St. John the Baptist
Church and Immaculate Conception churches, Taylor. Interment, Old Forge
JOSEPH A. BARILLO
Joseph A. Barillo, 87, of Lake Ariel, died October 10 at home. His
widow is the former Helen Malecki. They celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary
Born in Italy, son of the late Joseph and Louisa Barillo, he was a
member of St. Thomas More Church, Lake Ariel, where he was a minister of
hospitality, and the Knights of Columbus, Lake Ariel. Before retirement,
he had been employed as a tractor trailer driver for Arrow Transportation.
He was a devoted dad and loving grandfather. His grandchildren were his
Also surviving are two daughters, Lorna Gilpin, with whom he resided;
and Sondra Varoli, Ridgewood, N.J.; three sons, Ronald, Milford; Dennis,
Lancaster; and Gary, Daytona, Fla.; a brother, Rocco, Daytona, Fla.; 13
grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Bruce; and a daughter, Carol.
The funeral was from James Wilson Funeral Home Inc., Lake Ariel, with
Mass in St. Thomas More Church, Lake Ariel, celebrated by the Rev. Edward
R. Scott, pastor. Interment, East Canaan Cemetery.
HELEN L. SLUKO
Helen L. Sluko, Dunmore, died October 8 in St. Mary’s Villa Elmhurst,
following an illness. She was the widow of Charles Sluko, who died Feb.
Born in Dunmore, daughter of the late John and Mary Grega Kontura,
she was a member of All Saints Church, Dunmore, and its altar and rosary
society. She was a graduate of Dunmore High School, East Stroudsburg Teaching
College and Marywood College, and prior to her retirement in 1995, she
was a teacher for over 50 years in the Dunmore School District. She was
a member of the American Federation of Teachers, the Dunmore Teachers Association
and the Greek Catholic Union.
She was a loving and caring mother, grandmother and sister, who took
great pride in her family and the accomplishments of her former students.
As a teacher, she had a positive effect on the lives of children entrusted
to her care, and she loved her profession. She will be sadly missed by
her loving family and all who knew her.
Surviving are a son, Richard C., Dunmore; two sisters, Mary Kontura,
Elmhurst, and Ludmilla Randelunas, Throop; three granddaughters; nieces
She was preceded in death by five brothers, John, Joseph, Albert, Andrew
and Steven Kontura; and a sister, Ann Kontura.
The funeral was from the Thomas J. Golden Funeral Home, 2004 Delaware
St., Dunmore, with Mass in All Saints Church, Ward Street, Dunmore. Interment,
St. Michael’s Cemetery, Dunmore.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of
Northeastern Pennsylvania, Kirby Health Center, Wilkes-Barre, or to St.
Mary’s Villa, Elmhurst.
MARGARET MARY McCARTHY AYRES
Margaret Mary McCarthy Ayres, 55, Tafton, died October 11 at the hospice
unit of Mercy Hospital after an illness. She was the wife of William Gregory
Born in Philadelphia, daughter of the late William J. and Mary Ruth
Thompson McCarthy, she was a housewife and a member of Queen of Peace Church,
Hawley. She had formerly resided in Philadelphia before moving to Tafton
11 years ago.
Also surviving are three sons, the Rev. William G. Ayres Jr., Philadelphia;
Michael A., Scranton; and Joseph C., Tafton; a daughter, Margaret Ayres,
Tafton; a sister, Ruthanne Ayres, Stratford, N.J.; six brothers, William
J., Moscow; Robert A., Drums; J. Michael, Philadelphia; Thomas, Ladson,
S.C.; Philip, Upper Darby; and James, Bala Cynwyd; a grandson; nieces and
The funeral was from Teeters’ East Chapel, 505 Church St., Hawley,
with Mass in Queen of Peace Church, Hawley, celebrated by Mrs. Ayres’s
son. the Rev. William Ayres Jr. Concelebrant was the Rev. William B. Healey,
pastor. Interment, parish Cemetery, Hawley.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis DeSales School, 917
S. 47th St., Philadelphia 19143.
NANCY A. EDWARDS
Nancy A. Edwards, 62, Morristown, N.J., died October 11 at home. Her
husband is James Edwards.
Born in Moscow, she was employed as a teacher of special education
in the Morris School District, N.J. Prior to that, she taught in the Plainfield
School District. She attended Marywood University. She was a member of
the Morristown United Methodist Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher
for many years. She was also a member of the New Jersey Education Association
and the Morris County Retired Teachers Association.
Surviving are two daughters, Kathryn Sens, Denville, N.J., and Annette
Dobleske, Kinnelon, N.J.; a brother, Paul Johnson, Moscow; and two grandchildren.
The funeral was in the Morristown United Methodist Church. Interment
Memorial contributions may be made to the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center,
c/o Morristown Memorial Hospital, 100 Madison Ave., Morristown, N.J. 07960,
or to the Morristown United Methodist Church, 50 Park Place, Morristown,
RALPH J. GRUDZINSKI
Ralph J. Grudzinski, a South Scranon resident, died October 11 at Community
Medical Center. His wife of 48 years is the former Marie J. Haynos.
Born in Scranton, son of the late Stanley and Josephine Reybitz Grudzinski,
he was educated in Scranton schools, and prior to retirement, was employed
by the Gibbons Brewery for over 42 years. He was an Army Air Force veteran
of World War II. As a corporal, he was a navigator serving in many missions
throughout Europe. He was a member of Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Church.
He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. Through the years,
he enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren play sports, and participate
in cheerleading. He also greatly enjoyed attending many of his grandchildren’s
violin and dance recitals. He was an avid gardener, bird lover and lifeguard
at the family pool. He was also a dedicated member of the church. He is
deeply loved and missed by all.
Also surviving are four sons, Ralph K., Scranton, Robert, Gouldsboro,
David, Scranton, and Gary, Scranton; a daughter, Jean Marie Zagorsky, Stroudsburg;
a brother, John, Scranton; nine grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Jean Grudzinski.
The funeral was from the Nicholas Chomko Funeral Home, 1132 Prospect
Ave., with Mass in Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Church celebrated by
Monsignor Leonard Novak, pastor. Interment, parish cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Hearts Church Fund, 1217
Prospect Ave., 18505.
ANDREW GEORGE WITKO SR.
Andrew George Witko Sr., Gouldsboro, died October 12 at Community Medical
Center after an illness. His widow is the former Edie Anagnostou of Piraeus,
Greece. The couple married in March of 1962.
Born in Wilkes-Barre, son of the late Andrew George and Anna Biekish
Witko, he was a member of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. He was
a graduate of Breidlin Coughlin High School, Wilkes-Barre. At the onset
of World War II, he joined the Army, and achieved the rank of sergeant.
He was a member of the 309th Squadron, 31st Fighter Group, and flew missions
over Rome(Arno), northern and southern France (Northern Apennines), the
Po Valley, the Balkans and Germany. He was also part of the O.S.S. (Office
of Strategic Services). He earned seven bronze stars, the Good Conduct
Medal, the Distinguished Unit Badge with one Oak Leaf Cluster and The American
Defense Service Medal for European/African/Middle Eastern service. After
the war, he entered the State Police Academy, Hershey. He served as a state
trooper from 1945 to 1969, when he retired. Mr. Witko was employed for
several years in the security department of the Lackawanna County Courthouse,
and as a corrections officer for the Lackawanna County Correctional Facility.
He was an avid golfer, loved baseball and football, and spent many
an hour in front of the television rooting for his Yankees and Steelers.
He loved crossword puzzles, playing the harmonica and the piano. He especially
loved to make people smile and constantly reminded friends and family over
the years that he "flew over General Rommel." He will always be remembered
as a wonderful father and grandfather, as well as a husband who was extremely
devoted to his adored wife. He will also be remembered as a man of integrity
who believed in righteousness, and who held a great compassion for his
Also surviving are two daughters, Amy Froese, Tobyhanna Road, Gouldsboro;
and Andrea Anna Witko, Gouldsboro; a son, Andrew George Jr., Gouldsboro;
five sisters, Josephine and Dorothy, both of Wilkes-Barre; Alice, Conyngham;
Margaret, New York City, N.Y., and Rose, California; two grandchildren;
nieces, a nephew and family members in Greece. He was preceded in death
by two sisters, Helen and Elizabeth; and two brothers, Alex and John.
The funeral was from the Brian Arthur Strauch Funeral Home, Route 690,
Spring Brook Township, with services in the Annunciation Greek Orthodox
Church, North Washington Avenue.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Annunciation Greek Orthodox
Church, 505 N. Washington Ave., 18509.
ROBERT F. OSBORNE
Robert F. "Oz" Osborne, 46, a resident of Spring Brook Township since
1963, died October 13 in the Mercy Hospital Hospice.
Born in Scranton, son of Shirley York Mroz, Moosic, and the late Harold
Osborne, who died in March of 1989, he was a 1971 graduate of North Pocono
High School, and a member of the Spring Brook United Methodist Church of
Christ. He was an over-the-road truck driver for over 25 years and was
employed by C and M Distributors, Falls. Previously, he worked for the
Apple House, Moosic, and was also employed by his father.
He was a kind-hearted and loving person, and to know his was to love
him. He was a great son, father, brother, uncle and friend who had a great
sense of humor. He loved the great outdoors, and enjoyed hunting, fishing
Surviving are a daughter, Natalie Chapman, Moscow; two sons, Frank
Haddix and Robert Osborne, both of Scranton; a sister, Sheryl Popeck, Dunmore;
two brothers, William, Scranton, and Jeffrey, Spring Brook; aunts, uncles
The funeral was from the Spring Brook United Methodist Church of Christ,
with services by the Rev. Grace Dearin and the Rev. Stephen Westfall. Interment,
Spring Brook Cemetery.
Arrangements by the Brian Arthur Strauch Funeral Home, Route 690, Spring