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Teresa Gumpper, of Honesdale
Teresa M. Gumpper, 87, Honesdale, passed away Friday, February 25, 2000 at Wayne Memorial Hospital following an illness. She was a former resident of the Stourbridge Apartments, Honesdale, and was a guest at the Ellen Memorial Health Care Center for the past two years. 
Born September 27, 1912 in Honesdale, she was the daughter and last surviving member of the Henry R. and Theresa Weniger Gumpper family. She was a graduate of the Honesdale Catholic High School and worked as a clerk and buyer for the former Katz Brothers Department Store, Main Street, Honesdale, until retiring. Teresa was a member of St. John the Evangelist Parish and its Altar & Rosary Society, Honesdale, and was fond of St. Mary Magdalen's Church. She was a life member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court St. Martin, Honesdale, and a former member of Eucharistic Adoration at the Chapel. She was an active member of the Senior Citizens Center, Honesdale, and served as treasurer, and belonged to its Pinochle Club. For many years, Teresa was a Gray Lady at Wayne Memorial Hospital and at the Red Cross Bloodmobile. She enjoyed traveling. 
She is survived by nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. 
She was preceded in death by four brothers: Carl, Frank, Henry and Herman Gumpper. 
The funeral will be Wednesday, March 1, 2000 at 9:30 a.m. from the Hessling Funeral Home, 428 Main Street, Honesdale, with Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. from St. Mary Magdalen's Church, Honesdale. Interment, Parish Cemetery. 
Friends may visit at the funeral home on Tuesday evening, February 29, 2000 from 7-9 p.m. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the donor's favorite charity. 

Adolph Neugebauer, of Florida
Adolph Neugebauer, 91, Bradenton, FL, formerly of Honesdale, passed away Saturday, February 26, 2000 at the Senior Meadows Care Facility in Sarasota, FL. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Sophie Heins, who passed away in 1994. 
Born in Honesdale, he was the son of the late Herman and Emilie Neugebauer. He was self-employed as a barber and a weaver in the textile industry. 
He is survived by a son: Charles Neugebauer of Waymart; a daughter: Shirley Agin of Danville, CA; three grandsons; two granddaughters; several nieces and nephews. 
He was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister. 
Interment, Indian Orchard Cemetery, Honesdale. 

Charles Ferencz
Charles Ferencz, 76, White Mills, died unexpectedly on Sunday, October 15, 2000 at the New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York City, following a brief illness. He is survived by his wife, the former Magda Spiel.
Born January 17, 1924 in Zsilina, Czechoslovakia and raised in Budapest Hungary, he was the son of the late John and Anna Visnyovec Ferencz. Charles was employed as an accountant in New York City until he retired. Following retirement, the couple moved to White Mills and kept their apartment in the city. Charles was a loving and caring husband who will be missed greatly.
In addition to his wife Magda, he is survived by a daughter, Naomi Farley of Merrick, Long Island; two grandchildren, Robert and Adrian Farley; and nieces and nephews in Europe.
His funeral will be conducted from the Hessling Funeral Home, 428 Main St. Honesdale on Thursday, October 19, 2000 at 12:30 p.m. with services by the Very Reverend Kevin Mulhern, pastor St. John the Evangelist Parish, Honesdale. Interment in Indian Orchard Cemetery, Texas Township.
Friends may visit at the funeral home Thursday morning from 11 a.m. to service time.

Thomas E. Whalen
Thomas E. Whalen, 64, Greentown, died unexpectedly on Sunday, October 15, 2000 at Wayne Memorial Hospital, Honesdale. 
Born in Cedar Grove to Thomas E. and Helen Martens Whalen, he went on to work as a general contractor for residential construction. He also served in the United States Army.
Thomas was an avid fisherman and a member of Trout Unlimited. He was a member of the Parsippany-Troy Hills Volunteer Fire Department, District 5, from 1962 to 1982, where he served as chief in 1968 and 1969. He was selected Fireman of the Year in 1981.
He is survived by his companion, Dorothy Deutsch of Greentown, PA; his mother: Helen Whalen of Cedar Grove, NJ; his sister, Gail Schumell of Cedar Grove, NJ; his daughter, Michelle Whalen of Lake Hiawatha, NJ; his son, Mark Whalen of Lake Hiawatha, NJ; and his nephew, Michael Schumell of Reston, VA.
His funeral will be held on Friday, October 20, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. at Teeters' East Chapel, Hawley. Officiating will be Thom's friend Bob Mayer. Visitation will be at Teeters' Funeral Chapel, 505 Church Street, Hawley on October 19, 2000 from 7 to 9 p.m. and October 20, 2000 from 10 a.m. until the funeral service.
Cremation at H.G. Smith Crematory, Stroudsburg, PA.

George R. Hineline
George R. Hineline, 61, of Hamlin died Monday evening at the Mercy Hospice after an illness. His wife is the former Joan Marie Wenkosky. They would have celebrated their 37th wedding anniversary on December 21 of this year.
Born July 6, 1939 in Hamlin, son of the late Willard and Emma Ketchledge Hineline, he attended Lake Consolidated High School. He served in the Strategic Air Command Division of the U.S. Air Force during the Korean conflict. He had been employed by Tobyhanna Army Depot, then was self-employed as an independent truck driver. He then worked for Consolidated Freightways for 20 years before retiring in 1999. he also belonged to Teamsters Local 429.
He raced stock cars at local raceways with his brothers: Philip, Sam and Julian "Doodle," and later with his sons Ken and Dan.
Surviving are sons Kenneth of Elmhurst, Daniel of Lake Ariel, David of Lake Ariel, Michael of Lake Ariel, brother Julian of Hamlin; sisters Shirley Barringer of NY, Elaine Goreham of MO; three grandchildren, Brian, Kayla and Rachel Hineline; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by brothers Harold Hineline, Kenneth Hineline, Philip Hineline, and Sam Margellina, and a sister, Helen Bennett.
The funeral will be held on Friday morning at 11 a.m. in the Centenary United Methodist Church, Rt. 590 Hamlin with services by the Reverends Ron Onder, William Locker and Nelson Waters. 
Interment at Hamlin Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. at the James Wilson Funeral Home Rt. 296 Lake Ariel and Friday morning from 10 a.m. until services at the church.

Peter "Scotty" Kirkpatrick
Graveside services are scheduled for Peter "Scotty" Kirkpatrick at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, April 2, 2001 in the Glen Dyberry Cemetery. Mr. Kirkpatrick died on Friday, November 17, 2000 at Phillips' Cozy Corners in Seelyville.
Born November 12, 1920 in Glasgow, Scotland, son of the late Peter and Rachel McCulloch Laird Kirkpatrick, Peter moved from Scotland to Green Port, Brooklyn, NY, in 1957, and moved to Honesdale in 1975. He worked for American Manufacturing Company, Honesdale, as a maintenance engineer until he retired in 1985.
Surviving are one daughter, Heather Doreen Lihou of Ferndale, WA, and one granddaughter, Alexandra Rachel Lihou, also of Ferndale. 
He was preceded in death by a son, John Kirkpatrick, in 1978.
Arrangements are made by the Arthur A. Bryant Funeral Home, 1228 North Main Street, Honesdale.

Eugene A. Tuttle
Eugene A. Tuttle, Sr. died at his sister's home in Forest City on Monday, March 26, 2001 after a nine-year illness. He was 47.
He is survived by his wife, Rose Mary (Lyons) Tuttle of Honesdale; his mother, Shirley (Walker) Tuttle of Waymart; five daughters, Nicole Tuttle and Anita Rine of Honesdale and Christiana, Victoria, and Shirley Tuttle of Mt. Rose; one son, Eugene Tuttle, Jr., of Honesdale; three sisters, Tina Bennett of Forest City, Bonnie Davis of Cold Springs, and Connie Kyzer of Greentown; five brothers, Lawrence, Jr., David, and Garfield of Honesdale, Jerry of Forest City, and Benjamin of Hartford, PA; three granddaughters; and one grandson.
He was predeceased by his father, Lawrence, and his brother, Franklin.
A memorial service was held on Wednesday, March 28, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. at Forest City United Methodist Church.
Cremation arrangements by the Cremation Society of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA 17109.

William Peter Strong
William Peter Strong, of Hawley, died at home, unexpectedly on March 27, 2001. He was 60. 
William was born in Honesdale to the late Robert and Mary Reilly Strong.
A graduate of Hawley High School in 1958 and the University of Scranton, William went on to work as a freight supervisor for Delta Airlines.
A member of the National Guard, William was also an avid fisherman and golfer. He was a devoted father.
He is survived by two sons: Timothy Strong of Goleta, CA; James Strong of Hawthorne, CA; three brothers: Robert C. Strong of Phoenix, AZ; Michael Strong of Clarks Summit, PA; John Strong of Lake George, NY.
Memorial mass will be held at Queen of Peace Roman Catholic Church on Saturday, April 7, 2001 at 10 a.m. Rev. William B. Healey will officiate.
Arrangements by Teeters' Funeral Chapel, 505 Church St., Hawley, PA 18428.

Robert W. Dreyer
Robert W. Dreyer, 75, Oregon Township, died Wednesday, October 31, 2001 at Ellen Memorial Health Care Center after an illness. He is survived by his wife, the former Ilse Masthoff. They celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary on February 18, 2001.
Born in Oregon Township, son of the late Edward A. and Kathryn Reifler Dreyer, he was a retired Dairy Farmer. Robert was a member of Central United Methodist Church of Honesdale and a graduate of Honesdale High School Class of 1943. He was a charter member of the Farmer's Hunting Club, a member of the Pleasant Valley Grange, and a former member of the Dairymen's League. 
He was a devoted dairy farmer and a loving husband, father and grandfather. In addition to his wife he is survived by a son, William R. Dreyer, at home; a daughter, Barbara A. Richter, Honesdale; two grandchildren: Kyle and Maggie Richter, Honesdale; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son George and a brother Lewis. 
A memorial service will be held at 3:00 P.M. on Saturday, November 3, 2001 in the Central United Methodist Church of Honesdale. 
Friends may visit at the church on Saturday from 2:00 to 3:00 P.M.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Central United Methodist Church of Honesdale Organ Fund or the Dr. Harry Propst Memorial Fund c/o Wayne Memorial Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are by the Arthur A. Bryant Funeral Home, 1228 North Main Street, Honesdale.

Robert Roy Perry
Robert Roy Perry, 65, died Saturday evening, June 1, 2002 at Wayne Memorial Hospital, Honesdale after an illness. He is survived by his former wife, Linda Ward Hooper, Honesdale. 
Born on February 28, 1937 in Honesdale, son of the late Russell and Louise Bayly Perry, Robert was a self employed painter who loved fishing. He was also a Nascar fan and sports enthusiast. Robert served his country in the Korean War as an Army soldier. He was a member of the VFW. He will be remembered as a loving father and grandfather.
Robert was survived by two sons: Scott Robert Perry, White Mills; Russell Ward Perry, White Mills; two daughters: Dawn L. Carmody, Honesdale; Bobbi Lynn Eldred, Tyler Hill; one brother: Russell Perry, Arkansas; four sisters: June Rogan, Waymart; Carol Perry, Oregon; Dawn Kielar, Waymart; Beverly Bunting, Honesdale; five grandchildren: Joseph Carmody, Honesdale; Skylar Carmody, Honesdale; Venessa Masker, Honesdale; Dale Eldred, Tyler Hill; Shania Eldred, Tyler Hill; one great grandson: James, Honesdale.
He was preceded in death by a sister: Vivian Sheehan. 
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 6 , 2002 at the Arthur A. Bryant Funeral Home, 1228 Main Street, Honesdale with Rev. Albert A. Chaffee of the First Presbyterian Church of Honesdale, officiating. 
Friends may visit on Thursday from 12-2 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association , 63 North Franklin Avenue, 63 North Franklin Avenue, Wilkes-Barre, PA. 18701.

James Cartwright, Sr.
James Robert Cartwright, Sr., 65, of Hawley, PA, died on August 5, 2002 at Wayne Memorial Hospital after a battle with cancer. Prior to living in Hawley for fifty years, he resided in Hazelton, PA. 
He is the son of the late Charles F. Cartwright and Bernice L. Youngcourt Cartwright. 
He was a Heavy Equipment Operator for Addy's Asphalt in Wilkes-Barre, PA. He was of the Lutheran faith.
He graduated from Hazelton and Lackawanna Co. College and was in the United States Army during the Korean War.
He belonged to the Hawley Fire Company, Hawley Ambulance and Rescue, International Union of Operating Engineers, and Ducks Unlimited. He was the first caller for the Hawley Ambulance Bingo. He loved to fish and to hunt.
He is survived by his spouse, Mary Elizabeth Adams Cartwright of Hawley, PA; two daughters: Donna Ruth Whitcomb of Roanoke, VA; Cheri B. Westbrook of Roanoke, VA; four sons: James R. Cartwright, Jr. of Portland, PA; Jerome C. Cartwright of Hawley, PA; Mark W. Cartwright of Sewell, NJ; Peter D. Cartwright of Dunmore, PA; a sister: Donna R. Cartwright; a brother: Jerome C. Cartwright of Stroudsburg, PA; brother-in-law and best friend: Rod Adams of Hawley, PA; grandchildren: J.C., Laura, Danille, Caitlin, Derek, Mariah, Kevin, Erin, Sean, Rose, Sarah; several nieces and nephews. He loved his children and grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at Teeters' East Chapel on Thursday, August 8 at 10 a.m. Rev. William B. Healey and Rev. Martin L. Cox officiating.
Visitation will take place on August 6 from 7-9 p.m. and August 7 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Teeters' East Chapel 505 Church Street, Hawley, PA.
Interment will take place at Queen of Peace Cemetery, Hawley, PA.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital or Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, PA.

Lenore M. Patterson
Lenore M. (Edwards) Patterson, 96, died Oct. 14, 2002, in the Loomis House Nursing Home, Holyoke, Mass. She was born in Kingston to the late Clarence and Abbie (Moss) Edwards.
She and her husband, Carl D. Patterson, owned Patterson's Market in Lake Ariel, running the business for 46 years. Lenore was a former member of the Lake Ariel United Methodist Church, and also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
After the death of her husband in 1984, Lenore moved to Massachusetts.
She is survived by a daughter, Beverly Howells, South Hadley, Mass.; two grandchildren, Susan Moore, South Hadley, and Dr. Phillip Howells, Northborough, Mass.; and five great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Nov. 9 at the James Wilson Funeral Home, Lake Ariel. Visiting hours will be from 10 to 11 a.m., with a memorial service immediately following.
Burial will be at Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Homeless Cat Project, P.O. Box 30266, Springfield, Mass., 01138-0256.
Arrangements made by James Wilson Funeral Home, Lake Ariel.

Joseph Kostige
Joseph Kostige, of Lakeville, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2002, at Moses Taylor Hospital, Scranton, after an illness. His widow is the former Irene Pawloski with whom he celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversery on Sept. 13, 2002.
Born in Lakeville, son of the late Anthony and Rose Rozelsky Kostige, he was educated in Wallenpaupack Area schools. He was a member of St. Mary's Church, Ledgedale, and prior to retirement in 1990, was employed by Paupack Fuel Company, Hawley. He loved fishing, hunting, bowling and baseball.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Patricia Worzel, Lackawaxen and Nancy Kutz, Lakeville; two grandsons, Mark Worzel and Christopher Kutz; two brothers, Harry and Ted Kostige, Lakeville; three sisters, Lillian Marshall, Ridley Park, Marion Issel, North Fort Myers, Fla., and Evelyn Dougan, Warminster; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by four brothers: Peter, Anthony, Paul and Walter.
The funeral will be held on Saturday, Dec. 21, at 9:15 a.m. from the James Wilson Funeral Home, state Route 296, Lake Ariel, with Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary's Church, Ledgedale, at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Edward R. Scott officiating.
Interment at the Lakeville Cemetery.
Friends may call Friday, Dec. 20, from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Church, P.O. Box 188, Lake Ariel, 18436 or to the American Cancer Society.

Anna M. Claden
Anna M. Claden, of Honesdale, a retired secretary for the Wall Street Journal and resident of the area for over 40 years, died Monday, December 10, 2001 at Wayne Memorial Hospital. She was 85.
The daughter of David and Anna M. Mary Claden, she was born on December 20, 1915 in New York City.
Miss Claden was a member of St. Bernard's Roman Catholic Church in Beach Lake, a member of the Beach Lake Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, treasurer of the Beach Lake Cemetery, a member of the Wednesday prayer breakfast group of the Beach Lake United Methodist Church, and a member of the Senior Citizens Club of the Beach Lake United Methodist Church.
She is survived by many, many friends.
Visitation will take place on Wednesday, December 12, 2001 from 3 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. at Rasmussen Sons Inc. Funeral Home in Narrowsburg, NY.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 13, 2001 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Bernard's Roman Catholic Church in Beach Lake. The Rev. Joseph P. Kutch will officiate.
Interment will follow at Beach Lake Cemetery, Beach Lake, PA.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Tusten Volunteer Ambulance, Narrowsburg, NY 12764 or to the Beach Lake Fire Department, or to St. Bernard's Roman Catholic Church, both of Beach Lake, PA 18405.
Funeral arrangements under the direction of Rasmussen Sons Inc. Funeral Home, Narrowsburg, NY.

Ralph L. Straface Sr.
Ralph L. Straface Sr. of Masthope, died on December 12, 2001 at Allied Skilled Nursing Center in Scranton following an illness. He was 74. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, the former Felicia Giuliano.
Born in Harrison, NY to the late Joseph and Gesomino Spizzero, Ralph was a retired heavy equipment operator in the town of Harrison. He was a former Captain of the Harrison, NY Fire Department.
He was a member of Queen of Peace Roman Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife, Felicia Straface of Lackawaxen, PA; a daughter, Julie Markis of Lackawaxen; a son, Ralph L. Straface, JR. of Harrison, NY; three sisters, Rose Caparella, Anne Calandruccio, and Lena Dalto, all of Harrison, NY; 6 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral mass will be held at Queen of Peace Roman Catholic Church on Saturday, December 15, 2001 at 9:30 a.m. Rev. William B. Healey, pastor, will officiate.
Visitation will be held on Friday, December 14, 2001 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Teeters' East Chapel, 505 Church St. Hawley.
A wake service will be held Friday at the funeral chapel.
Interment will be in Queen of Peace Cemetery, Hawley.
Arrangements by Teeters' Funeral Chapel, 505 Church St. Hawley, PA 18428.

Margaret B. Osmolski
Margaret B. Osmolski of Beach Lake, PA, a supervisor for JC Penney Co. and a resident of the area since 1975, died Thursday, February 28, 2002 at Wayne Woodlands Manor, Waymart, PA. She was 89.
The daughter of Andrew and Elizabeth Bogdani Chervenick, she was born March 29, 1912 in Barnesboro, PA.
Mrs. Osmolski was a member of the Tusten Senior Citizens, Narrowsburg, NY, and a member of St. Bernard's Roman Catholic Church in Beach Lake.
Survivors include three children: Barbara Morgan of Reston, VA, William Osmolski of Grantsboro, NC and Carol D'Alesio of Fort Lee, NJ; two sisters: Betty Rico and Louise Catapano, both of Long Island, NY; one brother: Emil Chervenick of Beach Lake, PA; three grandchildren: Lauren, Francine and Christopher; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation took place on Sunday, March 3, 2002 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Rasmussen Sons Inc. Funeral Home, Narrowsburg, NY.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, March 4, 2002 at 10 a.m. at St. Francis Roman Catholic Church, Narrowsburg, NY. The Rev. Evan Greco officiated.
Cremation took place at Twin Tiers Crematory, Endicott, NY.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 2 Jefferson Plaza, Suite 102, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Rasmussen Sons Inc. Funeral Home, Narrowsburg, NY.

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