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Mary A. Gebauer
February 11, 2001
Mary A. Gebauer, 84, of East Stroudsburg, died on Sunday evening at Pocono Medical Center in East Stroudsburg. She was the wife of the late Emil C. Gebauer who died in 1999.
Born on May 21, 1916 in St. John's, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Margaret (Hoss) Hemmerly. She was a member of the Reformed Church in St. John's and attended church at St. John's Lutheran in Stroudsburg.
She, along with her husband, owned and operated Charlie's Seafood House in Sciota for 12 years. She worked for 25 years as a waitress at A.B. Wyckoff's and Routzahn Department Stores at the Soda Fountain.
She was a member of the Monroe Chapter of the Eastern Star 99.
She will be greatly missed by her two daughters, Peg A. McIntosh of East Stroudsburg and Janice Byerly of Bradford; three sisters, Florence Gebauer of Hazleton, Helen Reifenberg of St. John's and Iola Greising of Shamong, N.J.; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 17 at 10 a.m. from the Thomas Funeral Home, 401 North Fifth Street, Stroudsburg with the Rev. Gail Kees officiating. Burial will be in the St. John's Cemetery, St. John's.
There will be a viewing on Friday, February 16 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Eastern Star services will be at 8 p.m.
Memorial donations should be made to the United Church of Christ in St. John's, Pa.
Thomas Funeral Home
401 N. Fifth St., Stroudsburg

Robert E. Schoonover
February 11, 2001
Robert E. Schoonover, 79, of East Stroudsburg, died on Sunday at his residence. Born on September 13, 1921 in East Stroudsburg, he was the son of the late Elwin and Elsie (Morrow) Schoonover.
He worked for Mountain Spring Lakes in Reeders as a maintenance man for 20 years until he retired. He was a veteran of World War II who served our country from 1941-1945. He also served our country from 1950-1953 in the Korean War. He was a machine gunner in Normandy, Northern France. He received the Purple Heart, American Defense Service medal, European African Middle Eastern Service medal and two bronze stars. He was a life member of the George M. Kemp American Legion Post 346 in East Stroudsburg; a life member of the VFW in Stroudsburg and a member of the Society of the 28th Division Post 56. He was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church in East Stroudsburg.
He is survived by his wife, Tasie Lorraine (Staples) Schoonover at home; one daughter, Norma L. Smith of Alpha, N.J.; one son, Robert S. Schoonover of Brewster, N.Y.; three granddaughters, Tony Statelman of Richmond, Va., Jody Harris of New Paltz, N.Y., Jessica Smith of Alpha, N.J.; one grandson, Robert Scott Schoonover of Highland, N.Y.; one great-granddaughter, Kate Lorraine Statelman of Richmond, Va.; two brothers, John S. Schoonover of Homer, N.Y. and Douglas E. Schoonover of East Stroudsburg; one sister, Mary Ann Strunk of Toms River, N.J.; one aunt, Mary Morrow Dolan of East Stroudsburg; and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his brother, William Schoonover.
Funeral services will be held at Lanterman and Allen Funeral Home in East Stroudsburg on Wednesday, February 14 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Kathleen Ash-Flashner officiating. A visitation for family and friends will begin at noon until time of service at Lanterman and Allen Funeral Home. Cremation will take place after the service at H. G. Smith Crematory in Stroudsburg. The burial of cremains will take place at a later date at Stroudsburg Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Visiting Nurse Association/Hospice of Monroe County, 502 Independence Road, East Stroudsburg, Pa. 18301 or to the charity of your choice.
Lanterman and Allen Funeral Home
27 Washington St., East Stroudsburg

Gerald D. Murphy
February 11, 2001
Gerald D. Murphy, 80, of Effort, died Sunday in Palmerton Hospital.
He was the husband of the late Madlyn L. (Houck) Murphy.
Born in Effort, he was a son of the late Haiden and Anita (Miller) Murphy.
He had been the postmaster in the Effort Post Office for 15 years, retiring in 1975.
He was a 1939 graduate of Chestnuthill High School in Brodheadsville, and a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Effort.
He was a World War II army veteran, serving in the Pacific Theater. He received a Purple Heart for injuries received while serving in New Guinea.
He is survived by a son, Dean Murphy of Effort; a daughter, Patricia, wife of Thomas Meckes Jr., of Effort; and two grandchildren, Wendi, wife of Timothy Cadogan, of South Riding, Va., and Chris Eric Murphy, and his wife Coleen, of Lehighton. He was preceded in death by a brother, Douglas Murphy.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday from the Kresge Funeral Home, Route 209, Brodheadsville, with the Rev. Donald Henderschedt officiating. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, Effort. A viewing will be held on Thursday from 1 p.m. until the time of the service.,
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hillside Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 127, Effort, PA 18330.
William H. Kresge Funeral Home
Route 209, Brodheadsville

Carl Adam Qualls
March 22, 2001
Carl Adam Qualls, 18, of Concord, N.C., died Thursday, March 22, at Carolinas Medical Center.
Born Sept. 5, 1982, in Shreveport, La., he was the son of Cyndi Bash Qualls of Concord, N.C., and Carl Gene Qualls of Skytop. He was a student.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister, Renee Qualls of Kannapolis, N.C.; a brother, Chad Qualls of Orlando, Fla.; his maternal grandmother, Beverly Bash of Orlando, Fla.; his paternal grandparents, June and Benton Bowman of Dexter, Mo.; a niece, Alexandra Qualls of Kannapolis, N.C.; and several aunts and uncles.
Funeral services were held Sunday, March 25, from the Hartsell Funeral Chapel of Concord, with the Rev. Clarence Hopkins officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to Ronald McDonald House, 506 Alexander Ave., Durham, N.C. 27705.
Hartsell Funeral Home
460 Branchview Dr., Concord, N.C.

John W. "Jack" Helms
April 6, 2001
John W. "Jack" Helms, 74, formerly of East Stroudsburg died on Friday at Waynesboro Hospital in Waynesboro.
Born on May 14, 1926, in East Stroudsburg, he was the son of Margaret (Shafer) Helms of Stroudsburg and the late James L. Helms. He was a member of the East Stroudsburg United Methodist Church.
He was employed by the D, L and W Railroad, then later by East Stroudsburg University.
He was a veteran of World War II, having served with the U.S. Navy.
He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, life member of the American Legion, the Elks, the Eagles and J. Simpson Africa Lodge.
He is survived by two sisters, Audrey Lessig and M. Adele Marsh, both of East Stroudsburg; a brother, Carl L. Helms of Williamsport; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, from the Thomas Funeral Home, 401 N. Fifth St., Stroudsburg, with the Rev. Raymond Poortstra officiating.
Memorial donations should be made to the East Stroudsburg United Methodist Church, 83 S. Courtland St., East Stroudsburg, PA 18301.
Thomas Funeral Home
401 N. Fifth St., Stroudsburg

Raymond Reisen
April 7, 2001
Raymond Reisen, 88, of Neola died on Saturday at home after a long illness.
Born in Union City, N.J., he also lived in Dover, N.J., and Parsippany, N.J., before moving to Meloa.
He was employed by Bobst Group in Roseland, N.J., as a machine shop foreman for 35 years, retiring 27 years ago.
He was the beloved husband of the late Anna; father of Ken Reisen of Egg Harbor, N.J., Joanne Seitz of Wharton, N.J., and Joycelyn Huyler of Stroudsburg. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. He was the brother of William of Union City, N.J., and Edward of Jersey City, N.J.
The funeral will be conducted at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday from the Norman Dean Home for Services, 16 Righter Ave., Denville, N.J. A Liturgy of Christian Burial will begin at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, Dover, N.J. Interment will be in George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus, N.J. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Visiting Nurse Association/Hospice of Monroe County, 502 Independence Drive, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301.
Norman Dean Home for Services
16 Righter Ave., Denville, N.J.

Robert E. Lockwood
April 8, 2001
Robert E. Lockwood, 73, of Shawnee-on-Delaware died Sunday at his home. He was the widower of Ethel J. Lockwood, who died in 1997. Born in New York City, he was the son of the late Harold and Vera (Lipscomb) Lockwood.
Robert had lived in the Shawnee-on-Delaware area for the past nine years and prior to that he lived in the New York City area. He was employed at the U.S. Post Office as superintendent in New York State for 35 years, retiring in 1985. While living in the Monroe County area, he did tax counseling for the elderly at the John R. Serrock office. He was also a member of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Monroe County.
Robert is survived by three sons, Michael Lockwood of Kingston, N.Y., Robert B. Lockwood of Garnerville, N.Y., and David A. Lockwood of Bronx, N.Y.; a stepson, Buster James of Queens, N.Y.; a brother, Harold Lockwood of Orlando, Fla.; and eight grandchildren.
Graveside funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 12, in the Pinelawn Cemetery, Farmingdale, N.Y. Interment will follow the services.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, at the Joseph J. Pula Funeral Home, 23 N. Ninth St., Stroudsburg.
Joseph J. Pula Funeral Home
23 N. Ninth St., Stroudsburg

Martha L. Smith
June 2, 2001
Martha L. Smith, 76, of Delaware Water Gap died on Saturday morning, June 2, at Pleasant Valley Manor, Hamilton Township. She was the wife of the late Homer A. Smith.
She was born in Flushing, N.Y., the daughter of the late Richard and Henrietta (Seaman) Lahey. She was a resident of Delaware Water Gap since 1966 and prior to that of Harrington Park, Bergen County, N.J.
She was a member of St. Luke's Roman Catholic Church, Stroudsburg. Prior to her retirement, she worked as a housekeeper at Mountain House in Delaware Water Gap.
Martha is survived by a daughter, Barbara E. Eilenberger of East Stroudsburg; sons, Richard P. Smith of Stroudsburg and John M. Smith of Delaware Water Gap; one sister, Theresa Burdick of Mayville, N.Y.; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a daughter, Linda D. (Smith) DeLillo, in 1996 and sons, James A. Smith in 2000 and William D. Smith in 1981.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 5, at St. Luke's Roman Catholic Church, 818 Main St., Stroudsburg with Father Thomas D. McLaughlin as the celebrant.
Burial will follow in the Laurelwood Cemetery, Stroudsburg. There will be a viewing from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Joseph J. Pula Funeral Home, 23 N. Ninth St., Stroudsburg, and from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the Mass Tuesday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, R.R. 2 Box 2138, Stroudsburg, PA 18360.
Joseph J. Pula Funeral Home
23 N. Ninth St, Stroudsburg

Andrew Puza
June 1, 2001
Andrew Puza of Tobyhanna died Friday evening at Moses Taylor Hospital, Scranton, after an illness. His wife is the former Mary Dzwonczyk, formerly of Olyphant.
Born in Eynon, he attended Eynon Elementary schools before moving to New York, where he was employed as a locksmith for the City of New York for approximately 40 years prior to his retirement. He was a member of All Saints Orthodox church, Olyphant. He will be truly missed by his wife and friends.
Survivors, in addition to his wife, are several nieces, nephews and cousins.
The funeral will be Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. from All Saints Orthodox Church, Olyphant, with a requiem service to be conducted by Father Nicholas Wyslutsky, Pastor. Interment in Parish Cemetery, Peckville.
Friends may call Monday evening from 7-9 p.m. at the John J. Turko and Sons Funeral Home, 404 Susquehanna Ave., Olyphant. Parastas services will be held Monday evening at 7:30 p.m. Transferral to the church will take place Monday evening after the viewing.
John J. Turko & Sons
404 Susquehanna Ave., Olyphant

Paul H. Abeel
August 13, 2001
Paul H. Abeel, 79, of Tannersville, died on Monday afternoon in Stroud Manor Nursing Home, East Stroudsburg. He was the husband of Diane (Davis) Abeel, with whom he had celebrated 52 years of marriage on April 17.
Born on October 27, 1921, in New York City, N.Y., he was the son of the late Howard and Essie O. (Smith) Abeel and was a part-time resident of Monroe County since 1941 and moved here permanently in the early 1960s.
Paul earned his high school education at the Essie Olive Abeel Private School and then attended the Paterson State Teachers College. His bachelor of science in Business Administration was earned with high honors from the University of Newark (now Rutgers) and a master of business degree was earned from New York University. He also took graduate courses at Columbia University.
His mother was the founder of the Essie Olive Abeel Private School in Hackensack, N.J., at which Paul served in several capacities including principal, assistant principal, business manager and office manager. He was also a certified public accountant, having worked for A.G. Schoonmaker Co. in New York City and operated his own private practice. Paul was a business manager of East Stroudsburg School District and East Stroudsburg State College (now E.S.U.).
Having served in the United States Army Air Force, Paul was a financial technical clerk and was honorably discharged as a corporal.
Prior to moving to the Poconos, he was an elder of the First Reformed Church in Hackensack.
Paul's community activities include membership in the Rotary Club of Hackensack, N.J., of which he was a past president, an eagle scout of the Boy Scouts of America, the Rotary Club of Stroudsburg, an active member of the Central Pocono Ambulance Association, the Lehigh Valley Chapter of the Pennsylvania Society of Public Accountants and past treasurer of Pocono Area Youth for Christ.
Paul and his mother founded and operated the Abeel Farm in Tannersville, which was a summer camp for children. Later, the farm became the Abeel's Hearthstone Cottages, which Paul and his wife owned and operated for many years.
An active member of the Reeders United Methodist Church, he was a Sunday school teacher, Sunday school superintendent and a member of the administrative board.
Paul's desire was for all to come to know Christ Jesus as their personal Lord and savior and live a life full of grace. Psalm 118:22 says "the stone which the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone."
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are two daughters, Christine Welch of Mount Pocono and Louise Ralston of Wasilla, Alaska; two grandsons, David Welch and Adam Welch, both of State College; a niece, Rachel Abeel Bissex; and three nephews, Karl Abeel Bissex, Walter Abeel Bissex and Donald Abeel Bissex. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Harriet Abeel Bissex and Bernice Abeel.
Memorial services will be held on Monday, Aug. 20, at 7 p.m. from the Reeders United Methodist Church with the Rev. A.B. Schirmer officiating. Paul's body was donated to the Humanity Gifts Registry in Philadelphia. Private burial will take place at a later date at Reeders United Methodist Cemetery.
The family has requested that memorial donations may be made to Reeders United Methodist Church, PO Box 187, Reeders, PA 18352 or to the Faith Christian School, 122 Dante Street, Roseto, PA 18013.
William H. Clark Funeral Home
1003 Main Street, Stroudsburg

Fred E. Werkheiser Jr.
August 11, 2001
Fred W. Werkheiser Jr., 67, of St. Petersburg, Fla., died on Saturday at Bayfront Medical Center.
Born in Tannersville, he was a resident of St. Petersburg, Fla., since 1977, and prior to that lived in Morristown, N.J.
He is retired from Florida Power and also served with the United States Air Force.
He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Joan M.; three daughters, Deborah Werkheiser of Washington, Jennie Wojcik of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Kimberly Werkheiser of St. Petersburg, Fla.; a sister Shirley Stettler of Tampa, Fla.; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
National Cremation Society
5544 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, FL

Ernest R. Fellencer
October 2, 2001 
Ernest R. Fellencer, 88, of Stroudsburg, died on Tuesday at home. He was the husband of the late Marguerite (Ross) Fellencer who died in 1957.
Born on September 1, 1913 in Cherry Valley, he was the son of the late Thomas and Lulu (Albertson) Fellencer and had lived in the area all of his life. He had owned and operated the Fellencer Feed and Grain Store in Stroudsburg and later, Twin City TV in the same location, retiring in 1988.
A graduate of Stroudsburg High School, he was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Stroudsburg and the Fraternal Order of Eagles 1106, Stroudsburg.
He is survived by a daughter, Beverly Kleinle and her husband Burton Jr. of Stroudsburg; his grandchildren, Burton Kleinle III and his wife Cheryl of Stroud Township, Robert Kleinle of Stroudsburg and Kim Kleinle of Pocono Farms; four great-grandchildren, Burton IV, Brandon, Tyler and Justin; a brother, Robert Fellencer and his wife Doris of Stroudsburg and his longtime friend, Esta Clifton of Slateford. He was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Fellencer.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, Oct. 5 at 10:30 a.m. in the William H. Clark Funeral Home, 1003 Main Street, Stroudsburg with the Rev. Gail H. Kees officiating. Burial will follow in Prospect Cemetery, East Stroudsburg.
There will be a viewing on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Nine North Ninth Street, Stroudsburg, PA 18360.
William H. Clark Funeral Home 
1003 Main St., Stroudsburg 

Betty J. Achey-Angelou
October 2, 2001 
Betty J. Achey-Angelou, 66, of East Stroudsburg, died on Tuesday at her home after a three year struggle with cancer. Born on October 8, 1934 in Bethlehem, she was the daughter of the late Milton O. and Bertha M. (Rice) Kuhn. She was a resident of East Stroudsburg since 1995 and of Saylorsburg prior to that.
She graduated from Liberty High School in Bethlehem. She worked at a floor woman for Hughes Printing, now Mack Printing, in East Stroudsburg for over 20 years until she retired in 1995. She was a member of the Pocono Mountain Bible Fellowship Church in Mount Pocono.
She is survived by her husband Peter P. Angelou Jr. at home; her son Raymond V. Achey III of Saylorsburg; her daughter, Debbie J. Gardner of Saylorsburg; three stepchildren, Peter P. Angelou III of Piscataway, N.J., Susan E. Esbensen of Stockton, N.J., James R. Angelou of Blairstown, N.J.; four brothers, Clifford Kuhn of Allentown, Charles Kuhn of Bethlehem, Edwood Kuhn of Hellertown, Maynard Kuhn of Bethlehem; two sisters, Irene Buskirk of Allentown and Jean Loftus of Catasaqua; six grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
There will be a memorial service at Pocono Mountain Bible Fellowship Church in Mount Pocono on Saturday, October 6 at 11 a.m. Cremation will have already taken place at H.G. Smith Crematory, Stroudsburg.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the American Cancer Society, Monroe Unit, Business Route 209, RR 2 Box 2138, Stroudsburg, PA 18360.
Lanterman and Allen Funeral Home 
27 Washington St., East Stroudsburg

George Howard Lamp Sr.
December 2, 2001
George Howard Lamp Sr., 77, of Saylorsburg died Sunday at Gnaden Huetten Memorial Hospital in Lehighton. He was the husband of Rosemary (Smith) Lamp. They had been married 52 years. Born in Secaucus, N.J., on Jan. 29, 1924, he was the son of the late Charles and Margaret (Laven) Lamp.
He had worked as a machinist for the Continental Can Company in Paterson, N.J., for 30 years until his retirement in 1982.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served during World War II. He was of the Catholic faith. 
In addition to his loving wife Rosemary, he is survived by a son, George H. Lamp Jr. and his wife Annamaria of Kunkletown; a daughter, Patricia and her husband Larry Snively of Marshalls Creek; three sisters, Dorothy, Evelyn and Edna, all of Secaucus, N.J.; and a brother, Edward of Kunkletown; five grandchildren, George H. Lamp III of Lyndhurst, N.J., Christopher Lamp of Kunkletown, Valerie Ann Lamp of Kunkletown, Cody Snively of Marshalls Creek and Farley Snively of Saylorsburg; one great-grandson, Connor of Saylorsburg.
A memorial mass will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Gilbert with the Rev. William McCawley celebrant. Visitation will be held from 10:30 a.m. until time of Mass at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Monroe Unit, R.R. 2, Box 2138, Stroudsburg, PA 18360.
Donald N. Gower Funeral Home 
Route 209, Gilbert

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