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John R. Nauman 
January 10, 1998 
John R. Nauman, 72, of Cresco, died Saturday at the home of his son, John, in Rogers, Arkansas. He was the husband of the late Lorena E. (Johnson) Nauman, who died in 1995.
Born on February 8, 1925 in Doylestown, he was the son of the late Stanley R. and Viola M. (Bender) Nauman and had lived in the area most of his life. 
He sold construction equipment for John Deere in Allentown and Furnival in Harrisburg. He was Assistant Superintendent for PennDOT; and most recently was a Barrett Township Supervisor and Roadmaster for twelve years. He served as a Pocono Mountain School Board Director for several years and was active in the Republican Party.
A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Army AirCorp.
He was a member of the Keokee Chapel United Methodist Church, Paradise Valley; and the Pocono Lodge 780 F. & A.M., Cresco. 
He is survived by a son John A. Nauman of Rogers, Ark.; two daughters, Marla J. Uzanas of Cape May Courthouse, N.J. and Alicia N. Matthews of Cresco; four brothers, Paul E. Nauman, George B. Nauman and Frank A. Nauman, all of Cresco, and Charles M. Nauman of Elko, Nev.; a sister E. Jean Savage of Exmore, Va; five grandchildren, Jamye, John and Julie Nauman and Mark and Stephen Dewitsky; one great grandson, Cody; and several nieces and nephews.
Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family in the Keokee Chapel Cemetery. Paradise Valley. Memorial services will be held on Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Keokee Chapel United Methodist Church, Paradise Valley with Rev. John A. Nauman and Rev. Carol A. Campbell officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, R.R. 2, Box 2138, Stroudsburg, 18360 or to the Monroe County Diabetes Society, P. O. Box 144, Stroudsburg, 18360..
The William H. Clark Funeral Home, 1003 Main Street, Stroudsburg is in charge of arrangements.
William H. Clark Funeral Home 
1003 Main St., Stroudsburg 

Thomas Patrick Hanrahan 
January 11, 1998 
Thomas Patrick Hanrahan, 72, of Stroudsburg died Sunday in the Pocono Medical Center, East Stroudsburg. He was the husband of Margaret "Peggy" (Halpin) Hanrahan, at home.
Born on June 26, 1925 in New York City, N.Y., he was the son of the late Thomas and Mary (Hogan) Hanrahan and had lived in the area since 1983 moving here from Queens, N.Y. He had worked for the Post Office in New York for thirty years retiring in 1987.
A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy.
He was a member of St. Matthew's Roman Catholic Church, East Stroudsburg; a Third Degree Knight of the Knights of Columbus 5995, Brooklyn, N.Y.; a member of the Holy Name Society, Queens, N.Y.; a member of the George N. Kemp American Legion Post 346, East Stroudsburg and was an avid bowler at Colonial Lanes in Stroudsburg.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Margaret Sigurdsson of Stroudsburg and Joanne Geist of East Stroudsburg; two sisters, Catherine Conroy of Staten Island, N.Y. and Josephine Heneghan of Oceanside, Long Island, N.Y.; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 9 a.m. in Saint Matthew's Roman Catholic Church, East Stroudsburg with Father Thomas Sokolowski as celebrant. Cremation will take place in the H.G. Smith Crematory, Stroudsburg followed by burial on Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Keller's Cherry Valley Cemetery, Stroudsburg.
There will be a viewing on Tuesday from 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at the William H. Clark Funeral Home, 1003 Main St., Stroudsburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Saint Matthew's Roman Catholic Church, 200 Brodhead Avenue, East Stroudsburg, 18301.
William H. Clark Funeral Home 
1003 Main St., Stroudsburg 

Ann M. Dilginis 
January 12, 1998 
Ann M. Dilginis, 85, of Stroudsburg died Monday in the Pocono Medical Center, East Stroudsburg. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, William J. Dilginis, Jr., in 1989.
Born on December 1, 1912 in Shenandoah, she was the daughter of the late John J. and Frances (Czuhusky) Rusackas and had lived in the area most of her life. She was an election inspector 1st ward for many years.
She was a member of St. Luke's Roman Catholic Church, Stroudsburg, and was active in the Koffee Klatch.
She is survived by a daughter, Patricia Reinert of Stroudsburg; a son, Edward Dilginis of San Diego, Calif.; two sisters, Alberta Rusackas of West Kingston, R.I. and Helena Sommer of Hollis, N.Y.; two grandchildren, Chad and Kristy Reinert and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in St. Luke's Roman Catholic Church with Father Carmen Perry as celebrant followed by interment in the Laurelwood Cemetery, Stroudsburg.
There will be a viewing on Thursday from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. at the William H. Clark Funeral Home, 1003 Main Street, Stroudsburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Luke's Roman Catholic Church, 818 Main Street, Stroudsburg, 18360.
William H. Clark Funeral Home 
1003 Main St., Stroudsburg 

Lucille L. Smith 
January 12, 1998 
Lucille L. Smith, 80, of Newfoundland died Monday at Mercy Hospice, Scranton. She was the wife of Carl R. Smith, at home.
She was born in Newfoundland, a daughter of the late Alfred & Jessie (Baughan) Walter. She had lived most of her life in the Newfoundland area. She was a graduate of New Rochelle High School, New Rochelle, N.Y.
She had been employed in the banking industry for over 30 years with PNC Bank, Newfoundland, formerly First National Bank of Newfoundland, retiring in 1991 as Administrative Secretary.
She had also served as Secretary to the Principal at Greene Dreher Sterling High School, Newfoundland and formerly had been employed at the Inn at Buck Hill Falls.
She was a member and secretary of the Newfoundland Moravian Church and a member of the auxiliary of Post 859 American Legion, Newfoundland.
She was an Honorary Life Member of the GDS Fair Association, Newfoundland, and had served as a volunteer for the Newfoundland Area Public Library, Red Cross, American Cancer Society and for over 25 years as fundraising chairman for the Salvation Army in the Greene Dreher Area.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Doug L. Smith of Dunmore; a daughter, Carla J. Smith of Newfoundland; a granddaughter, Melody Smith of Paupack; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Walter and sisters Lois Walter and Joyce Mack.
A Memorial Service will be held 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday in the Newfoundland Moravian Church with Rev. Gwyned Williams officiating. Private interment service will be held at the convenience of the family.
Memorial remembrances may be made to Mercy Hospice, 746 Jefferson Avenue, Scranton, 18501 or the Dessin Animal Shelter, Honesdale, 18431.
Arthur J. Frey Funeral Home 
Route 191, La Anna 

Robert H. Smith 
January 11, 1998 
Robert H. Smith, 22 Stroudsburg, died on Sunday morning as a result of an automobile accident in Hamilton Twp.
Born in Easton, he was the son of Robert P. and Barbara (Fedak) Smith of Stroudsburg. He was a lifelong resident of Monroe County.
He was a 1993 graduate of Stroudsburg High School and was a member of the Soccer team. He graduated from Southern Vermont College in Bennington, Vt., in December with a degree in Criminal Justice.
He was a member of the Stroudsburg United Methodist Church.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister, Sarah Smith, at home; a brother, Jeffrey Smith, at home; a maternal grandmother, Henrietta Woodward, Honesdale; paternal grandparents, Preston A. and Doris (Hanft) Smith, Harmony, N.J.
Funeral Services will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. from the Stroudsburg United Methodist Church, with the Rev. George S. Rigby officiating. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.
There will be a viewing on Wednesday evening from 7 to 8:30 p.m. from the Thomas Funeral Home, 401 North Fifth Street, Stroudsburg.
Memorial donations should be made to the Children's Wish Foundation, 8615 Roswell Road, Atlanta, Ga., 30350.
Thomas Funeral Home 
401 N. 5th Street, Stroudsburg 

Amelia L. Serfass 
January 11, 1998 
Amelia L. Serfass, 82, of Stroudsburg and Zephyrhills, Fla., died Sunday at her home in Florida. She was the wife of Palmer F. Serfass to whom she had been married for sixty-three years.
Born on February 5, 1915 in Moscow, Pa., she was the daughter of the late William and Bertha Fells. She had worked at Tungsol in Washington, N.J. in her younger years and was a member of the Lady Reindeer.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Barbara Cesare of Stroudsburg; a son, William P. Serfass of Stroudsburg; five grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the William H. Clark Funeral Home, 1003 Main Street, Stroudsburg with Rev. Thomas Anderman officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.
William H. Clark Funeral Home 
1003 Main Street, Stroudsburg 

Margaret A. Culleny 
January 11, 1998 
Margaret A. Culleny, 72, of East Stroudsburg, died on Sunday evening at Brookmont Health Care Center in Effort. She was the wife of the late LeRoy K. Culleny, who died in 1979.
Born in Broken Bow, Okla., she was the daughter of the late Lewis and Minta (Bursby) Parker. She was a member of the Cherry Lane United Methodist Church.
She was employed as a Nurse's Aide at Stroud Manor Nursing Home in East Stroudsburg for 13 years before retiring in 1992.
She is survived by two daughter, Colleen L. Hiltz, Scotrun and Linda Luciw, Effort; two sons, Edward H. Culleny, Dover, N.J., and LeRoy Culleny, Boonton, N.J.; and eight grandchildren.
Graveside funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Keokee Chapel Cemetery, Paradise Valley.
There will be no viewing.
Memorial donations should be made to the American Cancer Society, RR #2, Box 2138, Stroudsburg, 18360.
Thomas Funeral Home 
401 N. 5th St., Stroudsburg 

Warren M. Merwine Sr. 
January 12, 1998 
Warren M. Merwine, Sr., 71 of RD 1, Effort, died Monday.
He was the husband of Jean (Frable) Merwine, at home. They were married 49 years.
Born in Effort, he was a son of the late Marshall and Irene (Brong) Merwine.
He was a 1946 graduate of Chestnuthill High School in Brodheadsville.
He owned and operated Harvest Moon Farms in Effort for 50 years.
He was a U.S. Army veteran.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Warren M. Merwine, Jr., of Brodheadsville; a daughter, Connie Merwine of Effort; a brother, Francis Merwine of Effort; two granddaughters and a grandson.
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Kresge Funeral Home 
Rt. 209, Brodheadsville 

Edwin Brunck 
July 1, 1998 
Edwin Brunck, 67, of Newtown, Pa., died on July 1, 1998, at Manor Care of Yardley.
Born in Union, N.J., Mr. Brunck was a year resident of Newtown and a 35 year former resident of Sayerville, N.J.
Mr. Brunck is a retired professional Photographer working for more than 20 years at Empire Photo and Warren Studio in Union City, N.J., and retiring from Fuji Color in Jersey City in 1993.
Mr. Brunck is a life member of the NRA and a member of the Old Bridge Rifle and Pistol Club and a member of the Teamsters Union Local 966.
Mr. Brunck is the son of the late Ernest and Elsie Brunck and he is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Lynn and Randy Funckhauser of Newtown, Dale and David Douglass of East Stroudsburg; 2 brothers, Arthur Brunck of Dallas, Texas, and Eugene of New Milford, N.J.; and 4 grandchildren, Wendy Bratsanto of East Stroudsburg and Brenda, Michael, and Kevin Funckhauser of Newtown.
Funeral Services will be held Sunday at 7 p.m. at the Swartz/Givnish Funeral Home, Washington and Lincoln Avenue, Newtown. Interment will be in the Forest Green Park Cemetery on Monday at 1 p.m. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Chandler Hall, 99 Barclay Street, Newtown 18940.
Swartz/Givnish Funeral Home 
P. O. Box 27, Newtown 

Margaret White 
July 1, 1998 
Margaret T. White, 80, of LaBar Village, Stroudsburg, died on Wednesday at the Pocono Medical Center in East Stroudsburg. She was the wife of Francis M. White of Stroudsburg, who was an Emeritus Professor at the former Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science, and currently the University of Science of Philadelphia. The couple celebrated 57 years of marriage on June 21, 1998.
Born in Lafayette, Indiana, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Hazel (Geiseman) Timberlake. She was a resident of Monroe County for the past 10 years. Prior to that, the couple resided in Newfoundland, Pa., for 5 years, and the Philadelphia area for 42 years.
Margaret received her Masters Degree in Education from the University of Penn in 1954. She also received a Bachelors Degree in Science from Purdue University in 1939.
She was a member of the Golden Kiwanis Club of Stroudsburg and LaBar Village. She enjoyed teaching and playing the game of Mah Jong in LaBar Village, Stroudsburg.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, John White of Darby, Pa.; 4 daughters, Margaret W. Kinloch of Ellicott City, Md., Katherine W. Heuck of Laurel, Md., Patricia W. Skean of Glen Mills, Pa., and Susan W. Pasker of Schuylkill Haven, Pa.; 9 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday at 4 p.m. in the Lanterman & Allen Funeral Home, 27 Washington Street, East Stroudsburg, with the Rev. Raymond Poortstra officiating.
Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Saturday from 3 p.m. to the time of the services at Lanterman & Allen. Cremation will take place in the Arlington Crematory, Whitehall.
At the request of the family, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Kiwanis IDD Fund in care of the Golden Kiwanis Club at LaBar Village, Stroudsburg.
Lanterman & Allen Funeral Home 
27 Washington St., East Stroudsburg 

Lydia A. Frey 
July 1, 1998 
Lydia A. Frey, 87, of South Sterling died Wednesday at The Jewish Home, Scranton.
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Gustave and Julianna (Litken) Grapatin. She had lived in the South Sterling area for over 80 years.
She was the widow of Charles J. Frey who died in 1957. Together with her husband, they had operated Pocono Mt. Plastic Company in South Sterling until his death and had operated Frey Funeral Home under her widow's license from 1957 until 1960.
A pie baker of some note, she had baked for the Restaurant at Blueberry Hill in South Sterling.
Lydia was a member of the LeAnna United Methodist Church, the Church Choir, official board and WSCS. She was a 50 year member and Affiliated Past Matron of Harriet Green Chapter 198 Order of Eastern Star and a 50 year member and Past Noble Grand of the Ladies of Paupack Rebokah Lodge.
She is survived by two sons, Edwin C. Frey of Scranton and Arthur J. Frey of LaAnna; two sisters, Margaret Kienzle of Honesdale and Edyth Gilpin of South Sterling; ten grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; and a nephew, James Gilpin of South Sterling. She was as preceded in death by a brother, Arthur Grapatin.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the LaAnna United Methodist Church, LaAnna, the Rev. Nathan Gilpin, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Pine Grove Cemetery, South Sterling. Friends may call Sunday 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Arthur J. Frey Funeral Home, Route 191, LaAnna. Rebekah Services will be held Sunday, 8 p.m., and Eastern Star Services will be held Sunday, 8:30 p.m., both at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to the LaAnna United Methodist Church or the VNA Hospice at CMC, Scranton 18510.
Arthur J. Frey Funeral Home
Rt. 191, LaAnna

William R. Pugh 
February 19, 1999 
William R. Pugh, 58, of Jackson Township, died on Feb. 19, in his home. He was the husband of Irene (Yeisley) Pugh.
He was born in East Stroudsburg, the son of the late Clinton C. and Edna (Johnson) Pugh. He was a lifelong resident of Monroe County.
He was employed as a molder for the former Shaw Plastics, of Stroudsburg, for 30 years.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Billy Joe Pugh, of Pocono Summit; two daughters, Elizabeth Irish, of Wilkes-Barre, and Juanitia Koestler, of East Stroudsburg; two stepsons, Dale Pugh, of Kunkletown and Floyd Pugh Jr., of Stroudsburg; a step-daughter, Jacqueline Pugh, of Halifax; a brother, Clinton C. Pugh Jr., of Stroudsburg; a sister, Patricia Flowers, of Stroudsburg; 12 grandchildren; and one great grandson
Graveside services will be held on Monday, Feb. 22, at 11 a.m., at Stroudsburg Cemetery, in Stroudsburg, with the Rev. Raymond Poortstra officiating. 
By request of the family, memorial donations can be made to Lehigh Valley Hospice, 1273 N. 9th St., Stroudsburg, Pa. 18360 or the Monroe County Chapter of the American Cancer Society, RR#2 Box 2138, Stroudsburg, Pa. 18360.
Arrangements are being made by Lanterman & Allen Funeral Home, 27 Washington St., East Stroudsburg.
Lanterman & Allen Funeral Home 
27 Washington St. East Stroudsburg 

Walter T. Beers 
February 19, 1999 
Walter T. Beers, 74, of Kresgeville, died Friday, Feb. 19, at the Palmerton Hospital in Palmerton. He was the husband of the late Mary (Bachman) Beers, who died in 1989.
He was born in Kresgeville, the son of the late Theoglas and Susan (Houseman) Beers.
He worked as a laborer for Bethlehem Steel in Bethlehem for 26 years until his retirement. He was a member of the Steel Workers Union at Bethlehem Steel, and of the Salem St. Paul's Lutheran Church, in Kresgeville.
Surviving are two sisters, Emma Serfass, wife of David, of Kresgeville and Annabelle Gougher, wife of Ralph, of Effort; two brothers, Richard Beers and Francis Beers, both of Kresgeville; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Arlene Schock.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., on Tuesday, Feb. 23, at the Donald N. Gower Funeral Home, Route 209, Gilbert.
Visiting hours will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., on Monday, February 22 at the funeral home.
Donald N. Gower Funeral Home 
Route 209, Gilbert 

Marie J. Mazzeo 
February 19, 1999 
Marie J. Mazzeo, 76, of Stroudsburg, died Friday, Feb. 19, at the Stroud Manor Nursing Home, in East Stroudsburg. She was the wife of Dr. Stephen T. Mazzeo, at home.
She was born in Flushing, N.Y., the daughter of the late Joseph and Lucy (Urello) Romano. She lived in East Norwich, N.Y. before moving to Stroudsburg six years ago.
She worked as a registered nurse, in New York and was a member of St. Luke's Roman Catholic Church in Stroudsburg.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by three daughters, Dana Bernous, and Catherine Bernous both of Long Island, N.Y., and Marilyn Gondell, wife of Andrew Jr., of Stroudsburg; and seven grandchildren, Stephen Bernous and Danielle Bernous, both of Long Island, N.Y., Andrew Gondell III, Bradley Gondell and Katelyn Gondell, all of Stroudsburg, and Christopher Russo and Jennifer Russo, of Long Island, N.Y.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated, Saturday, Feb. 20, at 11:30 a.m., at St. Luke's Roman Catholic Church, Main Street, Stroudsburg, with the Rev. Carmen Perry as celebrant. The burial will follow at Laurelwood Cemetery, in Stroudsburg. The arrangements are being handled by the William H. Clark Funeral Home, 1003 Main Street, Stroudsburg.
William H. Clark Funeral Home 
1003 Main St. Stroudsburg


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