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JESSIE BALLARD

MONGAUP VALLEY — Jessie Ballard of Mongaup Valley, a homemaker and lifelong area resident, died Monday, November 13, 2000 at Community General Hospital.

Daughter of Frank and Adeline Wood Allen, she was born in Monticello. She was the widow of Asa Ballard.

She was a member of the First Church of Monticello-Presbyterian.

Survivors include two nieces, Thelma LeBlanc and Marjorie (Peggy) Bates, both of Monticello; and a nephew, Russell Allen.

Services were held at Ramsay’s Funeral Home in Monticello. The Rev. Alex McLean officiated. Burial was in Rock Ridge Cemetery in Monticello.

GEORGE BORTHWICK

HONESDALE — George Borthwick of Honesdale, a retired instructor at the Bulova School of Watchmaking in Woodside, died Monday, November 13, 2000 in Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale. Son of the late George, Sr. and Grace Miller Borthwick, he was born in Augusta, Georgia.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the North African Theater. He was a member and trustee of the Smith Hill United Methodist Church and was well known locally as a clock maker and repairman.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret Donner Borthwick; two sons, David John of Honesdale and Glenn of Moscow; a brother, Robert of Newport Ritchie, FL; four grandchildren, Michele Davis of Beach Lake and Jacqueline, Glenn and Laura of Waymart.

He was predeceased by a son, George R.

Services were held in the Arthur A. Bryant Funeral Home in Honesdale. The Rev. Paul McCauley, Pastor of the Smith Hill United Methodist Church, officiated. Burial was in the Smith Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Smith Hill United Methodist Church, HC 62, Honesdale, PA 18431.

RICHARD BRANNING

MONTICELLO — Richard Branning of Monticello, store manager of the Monticello A & P Store for many years, and a lifelong area resident, died Thursday, November 16, 2000 in Horton Medical Center in Middletown. He was 83.

Son of the late Minard and Anna McCullogh Branning, he was born January 25, 1917 in Manhattan.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a member and past deacon of the First Church of Monticello-Presbyterian. After his retirement, he served as the police dispatcher for the Village of Monticello Police Department.

Survivors include his wife, Blanche Merritt Branning; a daughter, Patricia Diuguid of Monticello; a brother, Minard of Livingston Manor; three grandchildren, Todd Diuguid of Colloden, WV; Allison Diuguid of Monticello and Samantha Diuguid of Norwich, CT; and a grandson, Jordan of Norwich, CT.

He was predeceased by a sister, Ruth; and a brother, Howard.

Services were held at Ramsay’s Funeral Home in Monticello. The Rev. Alex McLean officiated. Burial was in Rock Ridge Cemetery in Monticello.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220-3049 or a charity of one’s choice.

MARIE B. CULL CLIFFORD

FLUSHING — Marie B. Cull Clifford of Flushing, a 70-year vacationer in the Hawley area, and the past 35 years at Woodloch Pines, died Saturday, November 18, 2000 at her daughter’s home in Laurel Estates in Lake Ariel, PA. She was 90.

Daughter of the late Daniel Cull and Dorothy Martin Cull, she was born in Brooklyn. She was the widow of Michael J. Clifford.

She was a member of Queen of Peace R.C. Church in Flushing.

Survivors include her daughter, Jeanne Gieckel of Lake Ariel; a son, Michael J. of Bethpage, NY; four grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services were held at Queen of Peace R.C. Church in Flushing. Burial was in Mount St. Mary’s Cemetery in Queens.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, Wayne Unit, 627 Main Street, Honesdale, PA 18431 or the American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Blvd., Suite 1010, Rockville, MD 20852.

MARION L. LaTOURETTE

HONESDALE — Marion L. LaTourette of Honesdale, a medical transcriptionist for Highland Physicians in Honesdale and Proctor and Proctor of Honesdale, died Sunday, November 12, 2000 at home. She was 39.

Daughter of William and Lois Chumard Garrett of Honesdale, she was born in Honesdale.

She was a graduate of the class of 1978 at Honesdale High School. She attended Mansfield University and Pennsylvania State University. She was a member of the Beach Lake United Methodist Church, the Order of the Eastern Star, Washington Irving Chapter No. 209, a member and secretary of the Ace Snowmobile Club and a regional director for the PA State Snowmobile Association.

Survivors include her husband, Clinton LaTourette; her parents; a son, Adam at home; a daughter, Kelly Sue, at home; a sister, Joanne Lamberton of Honesdale; her father-in-law, Carl and mother-in-law, Marilyn; five brothers-in-law, Mark, Gerald, Grant and Garrett, all of Honesdale and Gary Swendsen of Waymart; a sister-in-law Carla Komar of Honesdale; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at the Central United Methodist Church of Honesdale. The Rev. Richard Jagger, the Rev. Paul McCauley, Associate Pastor of the Central United Methodist Church of Honesdale and the Rev. Dr. Gordon E. Weightman, Pastor of the Beach Lake United Methodist Church, officiated. Burial was in the Torrey Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the LaTourette Children’s College Fund, c/o Diane Dix, Honesdale National Bank, Main Street, Honesdale, PA 18431 or the Beach Lake United Methodist Church, Beach Lake, PA 18505.

LOUIS JAKLITSCH

HAWLEY — Louis Jaklitsch of Hawley, a former auto mechanic for Hertz Rentals in New York City, died Monday, November 13, 2000 at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale. He was 87.

Son of Johan and Josephia Koenig Jaklitsch, he was born in Schwarzenbach, Gottschee, Austria.

He was a member of Queen of Peace R.C. Church in Hawley.

Survivors include his wife, Maria Pogoreiz Jaklitsch; a daughter, Gerda Elizabeth Palmentari of Columbia, MD; a son, Hubert of Middle Village; a brother, Rudy of Kitchner, Ontario, CN; two grandsons, Michael and Jerome; and two granddaughers, Lisa and Stephanie, all of Kitschner, Ontario, CN; two great-grandsons, Thomas and Eric, both of Kitchner, Ontario, CN; nieces and nephews.

 A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at Queen of Peace R.C. Church in Hawley. The Rev. Andrew Sinnott, Assistant Pastor of St. John the Evangelist in Honesdale, officiated. Burial was in the parish cemetery.

VERONICA FRANCES JAROSZ

TULSA, OK — Veronica Frances Jarosz of Tulsa, OK, formerly of New York City and Shohola, PA, died Friday, November 17, 2000 in Tulsa. She was 83.

She was the widow of Edward S. Jarosz.

Survivors include a daughter, Anne Witterholt and husband, Ed; a granddaughter, Madalene and husband Patrick Campbell; a great-granddaughter, Olivia Campbell, all of Tulsa; grandchildren, Suzanne Witterholt and husband Jonathan Eucker of Anoka, MN, Kate Koenig and husband Rick of Sedalia, MO, Marianne Carr of St. Paul, MN, Ed Witterholt and wife Tara of Anchorage, AK; five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Clara Dobrowolski of Gaithersburg, MD.

A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at Calvary Cemetery Chapel.

ANN WILLIS LARSON

GREENTOWN — Ann Willis Larson of Tanglwood Lakes in Greentown, a Licensed Practical Nurse in private practice, and a 20-year resident, died Monday, November 13, 2000 at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale.

Daughter of the late G.M. Willis and Bertha A. Gibson Willis, she was born in Pine Bluff, AR.

She was a member of the Grace Episcopal Church in Honesdale. She was a member of the Lake Wallenpaupack Yacht Club, the Tanglwood Women’s Golf League and an avid bridge player.

Survivors include her husband, E. John Larson of Greentown; a son Mark J. of Mountain Home; a brother, Charles Willis; and two grandchildren.

Memorial services were held at the Grace Episcopal Church in Honesdale. The Rev. Graham Cliff officiated. Cremation took place at Maple Hill at Salem in Archbald.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

JAMES H. NEUMEYER

TAFTON — James H. Neumeyer of Tafton, a 30-year sales representative for 3M Company, and a 32-year area resident, died Tuesday, November 14, 2000 at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale. He was 76.

Son of the late James P. Neumeyer and Carrie Snyder Neumeyer, he was born in Bethlehem, PA.

He was a member of the Paupack United Methodist Church and a member of the Coast Guard during World War II. He was a graduate of Moravian College; a member of the Honesdale Lodge #218 F&AM; the Wayne Pike Shrine Club; Irem Temple and Lehigh Consistory.

Survivors include his wife, Doris Neumeyer of Tafton; a daughter, Lee Powell of Harleysville; two sons, Michael J. of Big Canoe, GA and Neil A. of DuBois, WY; four grandchildren, Lauren D. Torzillo, Benjamin, Matt and J. Skyler Neumeyer.

Services were held at the Paupack United Methodist Church. The Rev. Robert B. Kolvik-Campbell, Pastor, officiated. Burial was in Pine Grove Cemetery in Paupack.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Paupack United Methodist Church or the Tafton Fire Company.

MARIE O’REILLY

GLEN SPEY — Marie O’Reilly, a retired personnel director at Pollak Hospital in Jersey City, NJ, and a longtime area resident, died Thursday, November 16, 2000 at the home of her son in Hackensack, NJ.

Daughter of the late John and Marion Duggan Cassidy, she was born in Jersey City. She was the widow of Patrick O’Reilly.

She was a member of Sacred Heart Church in Pond Eddy.

Survivors include a son, Aidan of Hackensack; a daughter, Margaret M. Hirsh of Tiburon, CA; 16 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by a son, John Peter Reilly; and a grandson, Edward Peter Hirsh.

A Mass of the Resurrection was offered at St. Anthony’s Church in Yulan. The Rev. Anthony McGuire officiated. Burial was in the parish cemetery.

JOSEPH W. POSDON, SR.

WAYMART — Joseph W. Posdon, Sr. of Waymart, a retired dairy farmer, and a lifelong area resident, died Wednesday, November 15, 2000 at home. He was 77.

Son of the late Joseph and Jennie Homets Posdon, he was born May 18, 1923 in Whites Crossing.

He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Parish in Honesdale.

Survivors include his wife, Elma Schariest Posdon; two sons, William J. and wife Sonja of Taylor and Joseph W. and wife Rosie of Honesdale; a daughter, Maria Miller of Waymart; a brother, Frank of Waymart; six grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by two sisters, Catherine Germano and Julia Reahm.

A Mass of Christian Burial was offered in St. Mary Magdalen’s Church in Honesdale. Burial was in the parish cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Preferred Choice, 749 Northern Blvd., PO Box 210, Clarks Summit, PA 18411.

ETHEL M. McADAMS ROSENBERGER ROGERS

FREMONT CENTER — Ethel M. McAdams Rosenberger Rogers of Fremont Center, a former cook at Ted’s Restaurant in Jeffersonville, died Saturday, November 18, 2000 at Community General Hospital in Harris. She was 86.

Daughter of Charles and Leila Marble McAdams, she was born October 17, 1914 in Acidalia. She was the widow of Peter Rosenberger and Grant Rogers.

Survivors include a son, George of Fremont Center; two daughters, Betty Velastegui of Brooklyn and Carolyn Hubert of Fremont Center; a stepson, Howard Rogers of Millington, TE; four brothers, Lawrence, Lucius, Grant and Bernard McAdmas; a sister, Velma Strait; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by two daughters, Helen Rosenberger and Emma Jean Hollenbeck; and a granddaughter, Lori Pepper.

A memorial service was held at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Callicoon. Cremation took place at Twin Tiers Crematory in Endicott.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fremont Fire Department or the Fremont Community Church.

HELEN VOGT

CALLICOON CENTER — Helen Vogt of Callicoon Center, a retired secretary for Columbia Savings Bank in Woodhaven, Queens and a 15-year area resident, died Wednesday, November 15, 2000 in the Roscoe Community Nursing Home in Roscoe. She was 89.

Daughter of the late Anthony and JoAnna DeVita Lemmo, she was born November 27, 1910 in Brooklyn.

She was a communicant of St Mary’s R.C. Church in Obernburg.

Survivors include her brother, Arthur Lemmo and wife Katherine of Callicoon Center; nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in St. Mary’s R.C. Church in Obernburg. The Rev. Gus Richardson officiated. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery in Youngsville.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s R.C. Church, PO Box 1, Obernburg, NY 12767 or Lighthouse for the Blind.

EUGENE FRANCIS WALLACE

HAWLEY — Eugene Francis Wallace of Hawley, formerly of Greentown, a retired auto mechanic and welder, died Monday, November 13, 2000 at home. He was 81.

Son of the late Roy and Katherine Wallace, he was born in Bodurk, MO.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Joan Marie Bennett Wallace; and a son, Allen.

A memorial service was held at the Barker Apartments Community Room. The Rev. Robert Shrom, Chaplin for Hospice St. John, officiated. Cremation took place at the HG Smith Crematory in Stroudsburg.

ARTHUR G. WINTER

MONROE and COCHECTON — Arthur G. Winter of Monroe and Cochecton, a retired carpenter and 15-year area resident, died Friday, November 10, 2000 at home. He was 79.

Son of the late Arthur G. and Cartherine Berzler Winter, he was born August 27, 1921 in Brooklyn. He was the widower of Margaret Hartigan Winter.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was a member of the American Legion Post No. 488 in Monroe and the AARP.

Survivors include two daughters, Kathleen Rallo and Nancy Kick and husband Jerry, all of Monroe; a brother-in-law, Richard Hartigan; a sister-in-law, Eleanor Farrell; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial was offered in the Chapel of the Sacred Heart in Monroe. Cremation was private at the Oxford Hills Crematory in Chester.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550.

 
 
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