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Nannette M. Nicoll
August 13, 2000
Nannette M. Nicoll, age 96, of Milford, Conn., died Sunday, Aug. 13, at Milford Hospital in Milford, Conn. She was the beloved wife of the late Thomas J. Nicoll Jr.
Born on Aug. 27, 1903, in New York City, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Francis L. and Anna J. (Colum) Murphy.
Mrs. Nicoll was a resident of Milford for five months. Prior to that, she was a resident of LaBar Village in Stroudsburg and Harrison, N.Y.
Mrs. Nicoll is survived by three sons, Thomas J. Nicoll III of Dade City, Fla., Francis R. Nicoll of Milford, Conn., and Kenneth J. Nicoll of Mount Pocono; one daughter, Barbara Nicoll Davis of Tahoe Vista, Calif.; 14 grandchildren; and 31 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by one brother, one sister, one grandson, and one great granddaughter.
Funeral services will be held at 10:15 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, at Cody-White Funeral Home, 107 Broad Street on the Green, Milford, Conn. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday, at St. Agnes Church, Milford, Conn. Interment will take place in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, N.Y.
Memorials may be made to The Salvation Army, 450 George Street, New Haven, Conn. 06510.
Cody-White Funeral Home
Milford, Conn.

Hazel Werkheiser
August 14, 2000
Hazel Werkheiser, age 89, of Stroudsburg, died Monday, Aug. 14, at her home. She was the wife of the late Frank T. Werkheiser, who died in 1997.
Born on Jan. 18, 1911, in Rochelle Park, N.J., she was the daughter of the late George and Marie (Michalski) James.
She was a member of Stroudsburg United Methodist Church, where she was very active in the Mary Circle.
Hazel will be truly missed by her family, friends and neighbors for all of her kind, thoughtful ways and her warm smile.
She is survived by one son Dale F. Werkheiser and his wife Yolanda, of Stroudsburg; one daughter, Janet A. Garrahan of Garnerville, N.Y.; and one sister, Geraldine Dean of Mountain Lake, N.J. She was preceded in death by one brother, Roy James; and one sister, Myrtle Christie. She was loved by her five grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, at Thomas Funeral Home, 401 North Fifth Street, Stroudsburg. Rev. George S. Rigby and Rev. Thomas Anderman will officiate. Burial will take place in Stroudsburg Cemetery. There will be a viewing from 10 a.m. until the time of the service, at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to VNA/Hospice, RR 5, Box 5169, Suite 101, East Stroudsburg, Pa. 18301, or Stroudsburg Methodist Church, 547 Main Street, Stroudsburg, Pa. 18360.
Thomas Funeral Home
Stroudsburg

Clinton C. Simpson
August 13, 2000
Clinton C. Simpson, age 69, of India Palm Drive, Edgewater, Fla., died Sunday, Aug. 13, at his home. He was the husband of Evelyn Simpson.
Mr. Simpson was born in Swiftwater. He was a resident of Stroudsburg until moving to Edgewater, Florida 13 years ago.
Before his retirement, he was the owner of Clinton Simpson Drywall Construction Company of Stroudsburg.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Clinton C. Simpson Jr. of Stroudsburg; two daughters, Bonnie Colabaugh of Saylorsburg, and Debra Smith of Edgewater, Fla.; three brothers, Harry Simpson of East Stroudsburg, Clifford Simpson of Tannersville, and Raymond Simpson of Stroudsburg; one sister, Mary Lou Wells of Swiftwater; five grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother, Calvin Simpson.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, at Dudley Edgewater Chapel, 433 North Ridgewood Avenue, Edgewater, Fla. Dr. William Chegwin, pastor of The First Presbyterian Church, New Smyrna Beach, Fla. will officiate. Burial will take place in Sea Pines Memorial Gardens, Edgewater, Fla. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Thursday, at the chapel.
Dudley Funeral Homes
Edgewater, Fla.

Katherine S. Kellogg
August 6, 2000
Katherine "Katy" S. Kellogg, age 81, died Sunday, Aug. 6, at Island Nursing Home, Deer Isle, Maine. She was the wife of the late Floyd W. Kellogg, who died in 1997. They were married for 55 years.
Born on July 6, 1919, in Arden, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Eva (Khutyk) Sokol.
Katy grew up and graduated from high school in Olyphant. She and Floyd were married on Jan. 11, 1942. During World War II, she worked for the war effort while her husband served overseas in the Army.
She moved to Stroudsburg in 1952 and worked for many years at Kellogg Insurance Agency. She also worked for A.B. Wyckoff Department Store.
Katy was a wonderful homemaker, beloved wife and mother, and a very giving person. She was an avid bowler, a Cub Scout den mother, and a varsity "S" mother. She was a member of Stroudsburg United Methodist Church.
She is survived by one son, F. Woody Kellogg of Stroudsburg; one daughter, June Kellogg and son-in-law James Straub of Brooklyn, Maine; three sisters, Stephanie Lindemann of Archibald, Sonya Alleger of Emmaus, and Barbara Marino of Jermyn; six nephews; and seven nieces. She was preceded in death by one brother, Frank Sokol.
A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, at Thomas Funeral Home, 401 North Fifth Street, Stroudsburg. Rev. Thomas Anderman will officiate.
Donations in her memory may be made to Caro-A-Van, c/o Anne Ossanna, Island Nursing Home, RFD, Box 124, Deer Isle, Maine 04627.
Thomas Funeral Home
Stroudsburg

Toni Anne Singer
June 2, 2000
Toni Anne (Premus) Johns Singer, age 79, of Casselberry, Fla., died on June 2, at her daughter's (Sandra Miller) home. She was the wife of the late Edward (Lou) Singer, who died in February 1995.
Toni was a native of East Stroudsburg. She moved to Florida in November 1995, after the death of her husband.
Toni was a waitress most of her life, and the first female bartender in Stroudsburg. She was a life-long member of St. Matthew's Catholic Church. She was also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion Auxiliaries.
Funeral services will take place at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21, at Stroudsburg Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday, at American Legion Post 346, East Stroudsburg.
All family and friends are welcome to attend both the services.

Arlene F. Friebe
August 14, 2000
Arlene F. Friebe, age 41, of East Stroudsburg, died Monday, Aug. 14, at Pocono Medical Center in East Stroudsburg. She was the wife of the late John K. Friebe, who passed away in 1997.
Born on Dec. 14, 1958, in New York City, N.Y., she was the daughter of Carolyn A. (Whitney) Yost of Deland, Fla. and the late James F. Yost.
A resident of Monroe County for 13 years, she previously lived in New Jersey. She was a member of St. John's Roman Catholic Church in Marshalls Creek.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by one son, James A. Friebe of East Stroudsburg; one brother, James A. Yost, husband of Jean M., of Pleasanton, Calif.; and one sister, Jill M. Hutter, wife of Robert P., of Tracy, Calif.
A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, at St. John's Catholic Church in Marshalls Creek. Msgr. Kevin O'Neil will officiate. Relatives and friends are invited to call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, at Lanterman & Allen Funeral Home, 27 Washington Street, East Stroudsburg.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1101 Hill Street, Jessup, Pa. 18434.
Lanterman & Allen Funeral Home
East Stroudsburg

Marion V. McEntire
August 13, 2000
Marion V. McEntire, age 75, of Salisbury Mills, N.Y., formerly of New City and Kunkletown, died Sunday, Aug. 13, at her home. She was the wife of the late Walter McEntire.
Born on Aug. 30, 1924, in The Bronx, N.Y., she was the daughter of Louis Motta and Dorothy (Hernkindt) Motta.
A former employer of Sears & Roebuck in Nanuet, N.Y., she was a member of the Altar Rosary Society of Queen of Peace Church in Brodheadsville. She was a homemaker.
She is survived by five sons, Glen Walter McEntire of Lancaster, Mass., Daniel W. McEntire of Salisbury Mills, N.Y., Peter W. McEntire of Hampton, Va., David W. McEntire of Kunkletown, and Paul W. McEntire of Greensboro, N.C.; two brothers, Eugene Motta of Social Circle, Ga., Gerald T. Motta of Johnson, N.Y.; one sister, Dorothy McDermott, Cape Coral, Fla.; 15 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, at Quigley Brothers Funeral Home, 337 Hudson Street, Cornwall-on-Hudson, N.Y. A Mass of Christian Burial will celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, at St. Thomas of Canterbury Church, Cornwall-on-Hudson, N.Y. Rev. Bernard Heter will officiate. Burial will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery, New Windsor, N.Y.
At the request of the family, memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Orange/Sullivan, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y.
Quigley Brothers Funeral Home
Cornwall-on-Hudson, N.Y.

Bruce S. Wright
August 14, 2000
Bruce S. Wright, age 56, of Stroudsburg, died Monday, Aug. 14, at his home. He was the husband of Patricia (Matuszueski) Wright, with whom he celebrated 34 years of marriage.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of Walter Wright of Whiting, N.J. and the late Elisabethe (VonLand) Wright.
He was a resident of the Stroudsburg area for the past 27 years. Prior to that, he lived in the Branchhill and Blairstown, N.J. areas.
He was employed as the acting validation coordinator with Hoffmann LaRoche Company of Belvidere, N.J., for the past 25 years, retiring in 1997.
He was a member of St. Luke's Roman Catholic Church of Stroudsburg.
In addition to his wife and father, he is survived by two sons, Leo W. Wright of Pocono Summit, and Rev. Father Bryan Wright, associate pastor of St. John's Evangelical, St. Casmir's and St. Joseph's Churches in Pittston; one daughter, Pamela M. Wright of Stroudsburg; one sister, Frieda Wronowski of Lakewood, N.J.; and one grandson, Leo (L.J.) Wright.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 18, at St. Luke's Roman Catholic Church in Stroudsburg. Rev. Father Bryan Wright will officiate. Burial will take place in Stroudsburg Cemetery, Stroudsburg.
Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, with a prayer service conducted at 8:30 p.m., at Joseph J. Pula Funeral Home, 23 North Ninth Street, Stroudsburg, and from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the mass, on Friday at the church.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, RR 2, Box 2138, Stroudsburg, Pa. 18360.
Joseph J. Pula Funeral Home
Stroudsburg

Rita M. Ryan
August 14, 2000
Rita M. Ryan, age 73, of Tannersville, died Monday, Aug. 14, at her home. She was the wife of the late Lloyd Haun, who died in 1986.
Born in Honesdale, she was the daughter of the late William and Mary (Kinney) Swatrz.
Rita was living in Tannersville for the past year. Prior to that, she lived in the Milford area, for five years. In her earlier years, she resided in the Florida and Honesdale areas.
She worked as a private duty caretaker for the sick and elderly, for 30 years. She was a member of Full Gospel Church of God of Stroudsburg and Independent Assemblies of God International.
She is survived by three daughters, Carla Lentz and Sally Chubb, both of Dingmans Ferry, and Gwendolyn Troll-Totten of Tannersville; two sisters, Mary Simon of Clifton, N.J., and Gladys Blockberger of Honesdale; seven grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, at Joseph J. Pula Funeral Home, 23 North Ninth Street, Stroudsburg. Rev. Carl L. Hoffman will officiate. Burial will take place in Tannersville Union Cemetery, Tannersville. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, at the funeral home.
Joseph J. Pula Funeral Home
Stroudsburg

Thomas J. Hermitt
August 12, 2000
Thomas J. Hermitt, age 69, of Scotrun, died Saturday, Aug. 12. He was the husband of Patricia (Kearney) Hermitt.
Born in Exeter, he was the son of Joseph and Ann (Fedor) Hermitt.
As a graduate of the Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, N.Y., he spent three years in the U.S. Merchant Marines before joining the U.S. Navy. He retired from the Navy as a commander.
He was employed by the New York Telephone Company, retiring in 1988. He was a past president of the Pocono Pioneer Club.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Charles Hermitt of Edison, N.J., and Thomas P. Hermitt of Lake Grove, N.Y.; one daughter, Ann Kessler of Ridgefield, Conn.; and three grandchildren, Elizabeth Hermitt, Johanna Kessler, and John Charles Hermitt.
A viewing will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, at James M. Hook Funeral Home, 35 Sterling Road, Mount Pocono. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, at St. Mary of the Mount Catholic Church in Mount Pocono. Interment will follow in Prospect Cemetery in East Stroudsburg.
James M. Hook Funeral Home
35 Sterling Road, Mount Pocono

Richard S. Kolbek
December 2, 2000
Richard S. Kolbek, of Mount Bethel, died on Saturday, at the Pocono Medical Center, East Stroudsburg. He was the husband of Linda (Manzione) Kolbek, at home. They were married March 10, 1978. Richard will be missed dearly.
Richard was born January 6, 1948 in Newark, N. J., the son of Richard J. Kolbek of Albrightsville and the late Margaret (Budz) Kolbek. He was a resident of Mount Bethel since 1988 and prior to that of Garfield, N. J.
He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving during the Vietnam Era.
He was the supervisor in the United States Post Office, Saddle Brook, N. J. for more than 32 years.
He attended the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Johnsonville.
In addition to his wife and father, he is survived by two sons, John R. and Joseph R. Kolbek, both at home; two sisters, Kathleen Meno of Wallingford, Conn. and Elaine O'Toole of Garfield, N. J.; two nieces and one nephew.
Graveside Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, December 6 at 1:30 p.m. at the Prospect Cemetery, East Stroudsburg with Pastor Marilyn Smith officiating. Burial will follow.
There will be viewings on Tuesday, December 5 from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Kugler Comm. Home for Funerals, 311 5th Street, Saddle Brook, N.J.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, PO BOX 430, Shawnee on the Delaware, Pa. 18356.
Joseph J. Pula Funeral Home
23 North Ninth St., Stroudsburg

Mary Frances Barrie
December 2, 2000
Mary Frances Barrie, 78, late of Birchwood Lakes, Dingman's Ferry, died at Pocono Medical Center, East Stroudsburg on Saturday.
Mrs. Barrie was born in Astabula, OH on July 19, 1922. She married Thomas Barrie on August 30, 1949. Mrs. Barrie was predeceased by one daughter Christina Barrie on April 15, 1978.
Mrs. Barrie is survived by her husband, Thomas Barrie at home; four daughters, Linda and son-in-law Robert McGuinness of Matawan, N.J., Patricia Barrie of Milford, Diana and son-in-law Duane Renko of Akron and Doreen Barrie at home; two sisters, Clara Gill and Emily Taylor both of Astabula, OH; two grandchildren, Bobby and Tommy; and nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Stroyan Funeral home, Inc., 405 West Harford Street, Milford on Tuesday, December 5 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 6 at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Niels Nielsen of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Dingman's Ferry officiating.
Burial will be in Delaware Cemetery, Dingman's Ferry.
The family requests that memorials be given to: Delaware Township Volunteer Ambulance Corps., Dingman's Ferry, Pa. 18328.
Stroyan Funeral Home
405 W. Harford Street, Milford

Gregory W. Moyer
December 2, 2000
Gregory W. Moyer, 15, of Shawnee-on-Delaware, died on Saturday evening after collapsing during intermission of a Varsity Basketball game in which he was playing.
Born on April 25, 1985 in East Stroudsburg, he was the son of John R. and Rachel P. Moyer of Shawnee-on-Delaware. He was a lifelong resident of Shawnee-on-Delaware.
Greg was an honor student at Notre Dame High School in the tenth grade. He played soccer, basketball and senior league baseball. He recently took up the game of golf and was fortunate enough to have scored a hole in one at the Shawnee Inn Golf Course in early November. Greg attended the Pennsylvania Rotary Leadership Camp sponsored by the Rotary Club of the Smithfields this past June.
In addition to his school sports, Greg also was an avid snow-boarder and enjoyed trout fishing. He was active in chorus, volunteered for the American Cancer Society, the Shawnee Fire Company and was employed part-time by Hilgert Construction and the Shawnee Inn Golf Course this past summer.
Known as Barry to his friends, he was a gentle giant with a dry sense of humor and was proud of his accomplishments in school, sports and the many friendships he made through athletics. He will be sorely missed by his family and all who knew him.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by two sisters, Katie and Abbie Moyer, both at home; his maternal grandmother, Ann Morrissey, Alexandria, Va.; an aunt, Patricia Morrissey, Alexandria, Va.; three uncles, Gregory Morrissey, Los Angeles, Calif., William Moyer of State College and Robert Moyer of Shawnee-on-Delaware; and numerous cousins.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 5 at 10 a.m. at St. Matthew's Church, Ridgeway Street, East Stroudsburg. Burial will be in Shawnee Presbyterian Cemetery.
There will be a viewing on Monday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. at St. Matthew's Church, Ridgeway St., East Stroudsburg.
The family requests that memorial donations be made to the Gregory W. Moyer Defibrillator Fund to provide defibrillators for all area schools. Donations should be made payable to the fund and mailed to Arthur L. Zulick, Esq., 819 Ann Street, Stroudsburg, Pa. 18360.
Thomas Funeral Home
401 North Fifth Street, Stroudsburg

Graydon Jennings
December 2, 2000
Graydon Jennings, 63, of East Stroudsburg, died on Saturday in the Pocono Medical Center, East Stroudsburg. He was the husband of the late Jo-Ann (Schwarz) Jennings who died in 1999.
Born on June 26, 1937 in Delaware Water Gap, he was the son of the late John and Estella (Lambert) Jennings Sr. and had lived in the area all of his life. He had worked for PennDot, Ronson and then for Patterson-Kelley for thirty-one years before retiring in October 2000.
A 1955 graduate of Stroudsburg High School, he served in the U.S. Army. He was a former member of the Delaware Water Gap Volunteer Fire Company, a member of Chemical Fire Co. of the Stroudsburg Fire Department; the Phoenix Firemens Relief Association and the Four County Firemens Association.
He is survived by two daughters, Gale VanHorn and her husband Wayne of Bartonsville and Tara Jennings of East Stroudsburg; a grandson, Jamie Jennings VanHorn of Bartonsville; three brothers, Carl Jennings of Alexandria, Va., Fred Jennings of Reeders and James Jennings of Delaware Water Gap; four sisters, Norma Snow and Shirley Durick, both of Delaware Water Gap, Janet Gearhart of Gilbert and Joanne Bartholomew of Stroudsburg and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, John Jennings Jr.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 6 at 10:30 a.m. in the William H. Clark Funeral Home, 1003 Main Street, Stroudsburg with Rev. Thomas E. Richards Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in the Delaware Water Gap cemetery.
There will be a viewing on Tuesday, December 5 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family c/o Gale VanHorn, 113 Charles Folley Road, Bartonsville, Pa. 18321.
William H. Clark Funeral Home
1003 Main Street, Stroudsburg

Debra A. Cannon
December 3, 2000
Debra A. Cannon, age 43, of Kunkletown, PA, died Sunday in Kunkletown, PA, as a result of an automobile accident.
She was born in Palmerton on April 26, 1957, and the daughter of Henry W. and Lorraine (Serfass) Durkop of Kresgeville.
She was a member of Salem St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Kresgeville.
She had worked for the Pleasant Valley School District as a custodian in the intermediate school for the past year. Prior to that she had worked for Scottie's Fashions in Kresgeville for many years.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by a son: Terry H. Cannon of Kunkletown; and a sister: Diane Durkop of Kresgeville.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 6 at the Donald N. Gower Funeral Home, Inc., Route 209, Gilbert with Rev. Deborah K. Scheffey officiating. Interment will follow in the Dotter's Corner Cemetery, Kunkletown.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Donald N. Gower Funeral Home, Inc.
Route 209, Gilbert

Evelyn A. Miller
December 2, 2000
Evelyn A. Miller, 90, of Stroudsburg, died Saturday in Laurel Manor Nursing Home, Stroudsburg. She was the wife of the late Paul M. Miller who died in 1985.
Born on March 17, 1910 in Monroe County, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Anna (Slutter) Thompson and had lived in the area all her life. She had worked as a cook at the former Walt's Diner in Stroudsburg and was a member of the Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in East Stroudsburg. She was a former member of the Stroud Township Volunteer Fire Co. Auxiliary.
She is survived by four sons, Milton Miller, Raymond Miller, Paul Miller, and James Miller, all of Stroudsburg; a daughter, Joy Smith of Lakeville; a sister Shirlie Davis of Keystone Heights, Fla.; eight grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 5, at 2 p.m. in the William H. Clark Funeral Home, 1003 Main Street, Stroudsburg with Rev. Kathleen Ash-Flashner officiating. Burial will follow in the Evergreen Hill Memorial Garden, East Stroudsburg.
There will be a viewing on Tuesday from 1 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.
William H. Clark Funeral Home
1003 Main Street, Stroudsburg


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