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Catherine E. Hollinger 
June 5, 2002 
Catherine E. (Lane) Hollinger, 61, of Saylorsburg, died Wednesday, June 5, at the VNA Hospice of St. Luke's Hospital, Fountain Hill. She was the wife of the late Rene C. Hollinger, who died March 10, 2000.
Born in Bethlehem, on Oct. 26, 1941, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Catherine (Chrismer) Lane.
She owned and operated her own business for 25 years, Holli Lane Farm, which was located at her residence in Saylorsburg. She also recently worked at Wegman's.
The founding member of the Monroe County Farm Market, she served as president for many years. She was a board member of the Monroe County Extension Service, and served the regional PCCEA Board for the Penn State Extension Service. She participated in many search committees for the board, in addition to representing it on behalf of Monroe County in Harrisburg. She was also the founding member of the Monroe County Herb Club.
Surviving are one son, Timothy Hollinger of Bala Cynwyd; one daughter, Jennifer Singer of East Stroudsburg; two brothers, Michael J. Lane of Bethlehem, and Edward M. Lane in Arizona; and three grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 11, at Sts. Simon and Jude Catholic Church, 730 W. Broad St., Bethlehem.
Calling hours will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 10, and 8:45 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, at Downing Funeral Home, 1002 W. Broad St., Bethlehem.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2121 City Line Road, P.O. Box 90127, Allentown, PA 18109.
Downing Funeral Home 
1002 W. Broad St., Bethlehem 

Pauline M. Dale 
October 1, 2002 
Pauline M. Dale, 85, formerly of Midland Drive, Dallas, died Tuesday evening, Oct. 1, at Meadow's Nursing Center, Dallas, where she had been a guest for 3 years. 
Born in Tannersville, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Ethel Yorks Shultz. She graduated from Tobyhanna High School, class of 1935.
Mrs. Dale had resided in Dallas since 1970. Previously, she had resided in Blakeslee. Prior to her retirement, she was employed in 1982 by Fern Knoll Burial Park, Dallas and was assistant superintendent and manager. Earlier, she was employed by National Drug Company. 
Preceding her in death are her husband, Arthur J. Dale, 1988; and her brother, Carl Shultz.
She was a member of the East End Primitive Methodist Church, Wilkes-Barre and the Ladies Aid of the Church.
Surviving are her step-sons, James Dale of Harvey's Lake and Richard Dale of Syracuse; step-daughters, Mildred Hall of Sweet Valley and Audrey Searles of Wilkes-Barre; 14 step-grandchildren; many great step-grandchildren and great-great step-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 4, at Fern Knoll Burial Park, Midland Drive, Dallas, with her pastor, Rev. Marty Garms, officiating. The interment will follow.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions, if desired, can be made to East End Primitive Methodist Church, 79 Laurel Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702. 
Hugh B. Hughes & Son, Inc. 
1044 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort 

Ryan Shannon Bates 
October 2, 2002 
Ryan Shannon Bates, 19, of East Stroudsburg, died Wednesday morning, Oct. 2, in her home. 
Born on April 9, 1983 in Allentown, she was the daughter of David B. and Patricia (Thompson) Bates and had lived in Monroe County all of her life.
A graduate of East Stroudsburg High School, she was presently a student at East Stroudsburg University. She also worked as an events coordinator at Fernwood Resort in Middle Smithfield Township.
A member of St. Matthew's Roman Catholic Church, East Stroudsburg, she was active in the East Stroudsburg Youth Soccer Club, the Stroudsburg United Soccer Club and the Lehigh Valley Youth Soccer League.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by a sister, Heather Bates of East Stroudsburg; a brother, Shawn Bates at home; and her maternal grandparents, Nelson and Elizabeth Thompson of Mount Bethel.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, from St. Matthew's Roman Catholic Church, East Stroudsburg. Following the Mass, cremation will take place at the H.G. Smith Crematory, Stroudsburg. 
There will be a visitation from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, at the William H. Clark Funeral Home, 1003 Main Street, Stroudsburg.
The family has requested that memorial contributions be made to the Ryan Bates Girls Soccer Scholarship Fund c/o Lehigh Valley Youth Soccer League, 1903 Wehr Ave., Allentown, PA 18104 or c/o David Bates, RD#5 Box 5392, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301.
William H. Clark Funeral Home 
1003 Main St., Stroudsburg 

Jeanne Irvene G. Long 
September 29, 2002 
Jeanne Irvene G. "Mimi" Long, of Glassboro, N.J., died Sunday, Sept. 29, at Manor Care Nursing Home in Montgomeryville. She would have been 98 years old on Oct. 31.
Affectionately known as "Mimi" to family and friends alike, she was a longtime resident of Glassboro, N.J., where she volunteered her time at the election polls every year up and until the age of 94.
Born in Tamaqua, she was the daughter of Charles B. and Clara (Rinker) Giltner. She was the last surviving of their nine children. She was the wife of the late Carlton Grim Long of Pottsville. She was preceded in death by a son, William Carlton Long of Sellersville; and a daughter, Nancy Jeanne (Long) Boltz of Glassboro. 
She is survived by seven grandchildren: Brenda VanHouten of Lansdale, Barbara Long of Minotola, N.J., Steven Long and Jennifer Manero, both of Perkasie, Tracey Bong-Montiero of San Francisco, Calif., Elizabeth Rasmussen of Marlton, N.J., and David Boltz of Glassboro. She also counted among her family, ten great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. 
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Glassboro and was active in her local garden club, bowling league, card club and was proud of her basketball skills in high school, where she was known as "Jeanne-Jeanne the basketball queen."
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, in the Mathis Funeral Home, 43 N. Delsea Drive, Glassboro, N.J.
Friends may call after 2:30 p.m. Sunday, in the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to one of the following charities: American Red Cross, American Heart Association or to the United Way.
Mathis Funeral Home 
43 N. Delsea Drive, Glassboro 

Clement B. Price 
October 2, 2002 
Clement B. Price, 88, of Stroudsburg, died Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 2, in Pleasant Valley Manor, Hamilton Township. He was the husband of Mary E. (Rozelle) Price, at home.
Born on Nov. 1, 1913 in Canadensis, he was the son of the late Lyman and Agnes (Wagner) Price and had lived most of his life in Stroudsburg, moving here from Canadensis. He was a building contractor for 32 years building over four hundred homes in Monroe County.
He was a member of the Stroudsburg United Methodist Church, serving on the Administrative Board; a former Lay Leader and Past President of the Methodist Men; a member of the Barger Lodge F & AM 325, Stroudsburg; a member of the Keystone Consistory, Scranton; a Charter Member of the Wiggle Inn Hunting Club; a member of the Master Builders Association and former representative for National Homes. 
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Nancy Haase, wife of Richard of Henryville and Rev. Mary Jane Kirby, wife of Herman of Ephrata; a son, Gerald C. Price, husband of Michelle of East Stroudsburg; 10 grandchildren; four great grandchildren; a sister, Marion Oyer of Stroudsburg; a brother, Lyman Price Jr. of Bartlett, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, George Price and John Price. 
Masonic services will be held at 12:45 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, in the Stroudsburg United Methodist Church followed by funeral services with Rev. Robert Shank and Rev. Thomas Anderman officiating. Burial will follow in the Laurelwood Cemetery, Stroudsburg. 
There will be a viewing from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Stroudsburg United Methodist Church, 547 Main Street, Stroudsburg, PA 18360. 
William H. Clark Funeral Home 
1003 Main St., Stroudsburg 

Harrison Williams 
November 27, 2002 
Harrison Williams, 81, of Ocala, Fla., formerly of Mount Pocono, died on Wednesday, Nov. 27, at Munroe Regional Hospital in Ocala, Fla. He was the husband of Dorothy (Davidson) Williams. They had been married 57 years.
Born in Carbondale, he was the son of the late James Williams and Elizabeth (Jacobs) Williams and lived in Monroe County the past 30 years. Prior to retirement he worked for Tobyhanna Army Depot and other depot facilities. A veteran of World War II, he served in the US Army in the European Campaign. He was a veteran of the Korean War in the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign War #8844 in Lenox, and an avid hunter and fisherman. He was of the Baptist faith.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Sheri Riedle of Ocala, Fla. He was predeceased by a brother Robert in 1973.
Service and burial will be held at a later date at the Bushnell National Veterans Cemetery in Bushnell, Fla.

Harrison Williams 
November 27, 2002 
Harrison Williams, 81, of Ocala, Fla., formerly of Mount Pocono, died on Wednesday, Nov. 27, at Munroe Regional Hospital in Ocala, Fla. He was the husband of Dorothy (Davidson) Williams. They had been married 57 years.
Born in Carbondale, he was the son of the late James Williams and Elizabeth (Jacobs) Williams and lived in Monroe County the past 30 years. Prior to retirement he worked for Tobyhanna Army Depot and other depot facilities. A veteran of the World War II, he served in the US Army in the European Campaign. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign War #8844 in Lenox, and an avid hunter and fisherman. He was of the Baptist faith.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Sheri Riedle of Ocala, Fla. He was predeceased by a brother Robert in 1973.
Service and burial will be held at a later date at the Bushnell National Veterans Cemetery in Bushnell, Fla.

Joseph P. Frankunas
November 29, 2002
Joseph P. Frankunas, died on Sunday, Nov. 29, husband of the late Henriette (nee Smith); beloved son of Julia (nee Krasowska) and the late Peter; devoted father of Joseph M. Frankunas, Michele M. Houston and her husband John, Steven E. and his wife Jo-ann; and dear brother of Julia "Dolly" Prysby. He will be sadly missed by his six grandchildren. 
Relatives and friends are invited to the funeral at 8 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at Joseph T. Sekula Funeral Home, Inc., 2634 East Allegheny Avenue, Philadelphia, PA. (Corner of Thompson Street). A Funeral Mass will follow at 9:30 a.m. at the Church of the Nativity, B.V.M. Interment will be in Holy Redeemer Cemetery. 
A viewing will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, at the funeral home. 
Joseph T. Sekula Funeral Home 
2634 E. Allegheny Ave., Philadelphia 

Harry M. Andrew 
February 12, 2003 
Harry M. Andrew, 75, of Stroudsburg, died on Thursday, Feb. 12, at Pocono Medical Center in East Stroudsburg. He was the husband of Norma (Schroeder) Andrew, at home.
Born on April 20, 1927 in Stroudsburg, he was the son of the late Harry W. and Mabel (Courtright) Andrew. He was a lifelong resident of Stroudsburg.
He was employed by Patterson-Kelley in East Stroudsburg for many years before retiring in 1994. 
He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the US Navy. He was a life member of the American Legion and the V.F.W., both of East Stroudsburg. He was a 50 plus member of the BPOE 319 in East Stroudsburg.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Daina Torres of Jacksonville, Fla.; three grandchildren: Dawn Siewert of Jacksonville, Fla., Jonathon Siewert of Tannersville and Neil Allen of Stroudsburg; two brothers, Albert Andrew and Carl Andrew, both of Stroudsburg; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date.
Memorial donations should be made to the BPOE 319 Scholarship Fund, 260 Washington Street, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301.
Thomas Funeral Home 
401 N. Fifth St., Stroudsburg 

Eric Esposito 
February 12, 2003 
Eric "Espo" Esposito, 16, of Big Bass Lake, Gouldsboro, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, at Community Medical Center, as a result of injuries he received in a traffic accident Wednesday afternoon.
Born in Queens, N.Y. and a resident of this area since 1989, he was the son of Susan Huebner Griffaton of Gouldsboro and Eric Esposito of Queens, N.Y.
Eric was an 11th grade student at North Pocono High School where he especially enjoyed his "Tech Arts Course." He loved to make people laugh; he enjoyed dancing and being a class clown. He had a lot of friends and he was known to have a big heart and a generous soul. He loved to go fishing with his brothers and sisters and playing playstation with them. He will be deeply missed by his girlfriend Lisa.
Also surviving are two sisters, Desiree Esposito and Grace Griffaton; two brothers, Christian and Nicholas Griffaton, all at home in Gouldsboro; his stepfather, Gary R. Griffaton of Gouldsboro; a maternal grandmother, Melita Spadafora of Gouldsboro; paternal grandparents, Michael and Arlene Esposito of Queens, N.Y.; aunts; uncles; and cousins. His maternal grandfathers, Eugene Huebner and Alphonso Spadafora preceded him in death. 
The funeral will be at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, in the Brian Arthur Strauch Funeral Home, Route 690, Spring Brook Township, with the Rev. Peter Caligiuri officiating. Cremation will follow at the H.G. Smith Crematory in Stroudsburg. 
Viewing will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the North Pocono High School Tech Arts, 701 Church Street, Moscow, PA 18444.
Strauch Funeral Homes 
Route 690 & First St., Moscow 

Karen Diane Waller 
February 11, 2003 
Karen Diane Waller, 42, of Kunkletown, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, at Palmerton Hospital in Palmerton. She was the loving wife of Keith Eric "RIC" Waller. They had been married 17 years.
Born in Palmerton on Feb. 29, 1960, she was the daughter of Paul and Nancy (Woodward) Houtz of Palmerton.
She had worked at Blue Ridge Sportswear in Palmerton in the Finishing Department. Prior to that, she had worked at Scottie's Fashions in Kresgeville. She was a member of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union. She loved to bowl and loved horses.
In addition to her loving husband Keith, and parents, Paul and Nancy, she is survived by two loving children, Misty Ann Christman of Lehighton, and Keith E. Waller Jr., at home; a brother, Kevin Houtz of Manchester; mother in law, Judith R. Waller of Syracuse, N.Y.; two sister in laws, Karen D. Brettschneider of Syracuse, N.Y. and Andrea Trimble of Baltimore, Md.; brother in law, Gregg Waller of Gilbertsville; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 17, at the Donald N. Gower Funeral Home, Inc., Route 209, Gilbert, with the Pastor Becky Beckwith officiating. Interment will be in the Dotter's Corner Cemetery, Kunkletown.
Viewing will be held from 9 a.m. Monday, until the time of services at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made in trust for the children, C/O Keith E. Waller, 1555 Koch's Road, Kunkletown, PA 18058.
Donald N. Gower Funeral Home 
Route 209, Gilbert 

Ruth Jablonski 
February 12, 2003 
Ruth Jablonski, 69, of Kunkletown, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, at home. She was the wife of the late Donald J. Jablonski, who died in 1999.
Born Dec. 2, 1933 in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Martin and Emma (Heusel) Asam.
She had been an apparel manager at K-Mart in East Stroudsburg for 18 years, until her retirement in 1997. Prior to that, she was a secretary for American Business Press in N.Y.C. for 8 years.
She had attended Salem St. Pauls Lutheran Church in Kresgeville, and was a member of the Western Pocono Women's Club and the Kresgeville and Kunkletown Senior Citizens. 
Ruth is survived by two sons, Kenneth and his wife, Sally of Kresgeville and Thomas of Gilbert; two sisters, Elaine Niggemeier of Hicksville, L.I., N.Y., and Ella Walsko of Kunkletown; and one grandson, Adam Jablonski of Kresgeville. 
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, at the Donald N. Gower Funeral Home, Inc., Route 209, Gilbert, with the Rev. Deborah Scheffey officiating. Interment will follow at the Buena Vista Cemetery in Brodheadsville. 
There will be a viewing from 1 p.m. Sunday, until the time of services at the funeral home. 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to either Salem St. Pauls Lutheran Church, Kresgeville, PA 18333 or V.N.A. Hospice of Monroe County, 502 Independence Road, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301.
Donald N. Gower Funeral Home 
Route 209, Gilbert 

Harry M. Andrew 
February 12, 2003 
Harry M. Andrew, 75, of Stroudsburg, died on Thursday, Feb. 12, at Pocono Medical Center in East Stroudsburg. He was the husband of Norma (Schroeder) Andrew, at home.
Born on April 20, 1927 in Stroudsburg, he was the son of the late Harry W. and Mabel (Courtright) Andrew. He was a lifelong resident of Stroudsburg.
He was employed by Patterson-Kelley in East Stroudsburg for many years before retiring in 1994. 
He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the US Navy. He was a life member of the American Legion and the V.F.W., both of East Stroudsburg. He was a 50 plus member of the BPOE 319 in East Stroudsburg.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Daina Torres of Jacksonville, Fla.; three grandchildren: Dawn Siewert of Jacksonville, Fla., Jonathon Siewert of Tannersville and Neil Allen of Stroudsburg; two brothers, Albert Andrew and Carl Andrew, both of Stroudsburg; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date.
Memorial donations should be made to the BPOE 319 Scholarship Fund, 260 Washington Street, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301.
Thomas Funeral Home 
401 N. Fifth St., Stroudsburg 

Helen M. Townsend 
April 5, 2003 
Helen M. Townsend, 84, of Newton, N.J., died Saturday at Memorial Hospital in Towanda. She was the wife of the late Fred Townsend who died July 8, 2001.
Born in the Middleville section of Stillwater Township, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Andrew F. and Ethel Kays Monroe.
A long time resident of Newton, N.J., she was a bookkeeper for Mill Garage in Newton from 1941 until her retirement in 1981.
Mrs. Townsend attended First United Methodist Church of Newton, and was a member of Newton Senior Citizens.
Surviving are one son, Gary Townsend and his wife, Irene, of Stroudsburg; one grandson, Gary Townsend Jr.; one sister-in-law, Lillian Monroe; one nephew, Floyd H. Monroe Jr.; and two nieces, Nancy James and Linda Webb. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Floyd H. Monroe.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 10, at Smith-McCracken Funeral Home, 63 High St., Newton, N.J. Interment will be in Newton Cemetery.
Visitation will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, at the funeral home.
Smith-McCracken Funeral Home 
63 High St., Newton, N.J. 

Edwin Ray McKnight Sr. 
March 31, 2003 
Edwin Ray McKnight Sr., 49, of Bossier City, La., passed away Monday, March 31, in Willis Knighton Pierremont Health Center, Shreveport, La. He was the husband of Patricia (Johnson) McKnight.
Born on April 25, 1953, in Corpus Christi, Texas, he was the son of the late James and Gertha McKnight.
Edwin worked in communications for the U.S. Air Force. He retired in 1995, after 20 years of dedication to his country.
After his retirement, he returned to college part-time, working toward a physics degree. He was a hard worker and loving man who will be missed by all who knew him.
In addition to his wife, Patricia McKnight of East Stroudsburg, he is survived by two sons, Steward McKnight of Fresno, Calif., and Edwin R. McKnight Jr. of East Stroudsburg; one daughter, Michelli A. McKnight of East Stroudsburg; and three grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, at Lanterman & Allen Funeral Home, 27 Washington St., East Stroudsburg. The Rev. Raymond Poortstra will officiate. Burial will follow in Sand Hill Cemetery, Shoemakers.
Visitation for family and friends will take place from 12:30 p.m. until time of the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Lanterman & Allen Funeral Home 
27 Washington St., East Stroudsburg 

Patricia Berg 
April 6, 2003 
Patricia Berg, 37, of Delaware Water Gap, passed away Sunday, April 6, at Pocono Medical Center.
Born on Oct. 23, 1965, in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of Frank and Anita (Flecchia) Berg of Delaware Water Gap.
Patricia attended school in Stroudsburg. She volunteered at Pocono Medical Center, East Stroudsburg and Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, Stroudsburg.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by one son, Donato Davanzo, at home; and two sisters, Victoria Berg of Lords Valley, and Vivian Roberti and her husband, James, of Bartonsville.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at Church of the Mountain in Delaware Water Gap. The Rev. Karen E. Nickels will officiate. A private burial will take place at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorial donations be given to Save-A-Pet, P.O. Box 535, Bartonsville, PA 18321.
Lanterman & Allen Funeral Home 
27 Washington St., East Stroudsburg

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