NARROWSBURG — Ethel Battersbee, a retired domestic
worker and long-time area resident, died on Sunday, March 10, 2002
at Walnut Mountain Care Center in Liberty where she had been a resident
for several years. She was 97.
She was born June 17, 1904 in the British West Indies.
She is survived by many friends.
A graveside service will be held on March 14, 2002
at 10:30 a.m. at Glen Cove Cemetery in Narrowsburg. The Rev. Thomas
Jones will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity
of one’s choice.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of
Rasmussen Sons Inc. Funeral Home in Narrowsburg.
FRANK DRIZHAL, JR.
CALLICOON — Frank Drizhal, Jr. of Callicoon, a college
student and 15-year area resident died Tuesday, March 5, 2002 in
Callicoon. He was 21.
Son of Frank, Sr. and Eva Jarolim Drizhal, he was
born July 22, 1980 in Queens.
Survivors include his parents of Callicoon; a brother,
Jack of Callicoon; maternal grandparents, Eva and Milo Jarolim of
Houston, TX; paternal grandparents, Vlosta and Miroslav Drizhal
of Prague, Czech Republic; aunts, uncles, cousins and many special
Cremation took place at the Twin Tiers Crematory
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity
of one’s choice.
LOVISA SHEARD GOSSMAN
BOYDS MILLS – Lovisa Sheard Gossman of Boyds Mills,
Damascus Twp., a former secretary, and Highlights for Children employee,
died Monday, March 11, 2002 at Wayne Woodlands Manor in Waymart.
She was 106.
Daughter of George and Blanche Crocker Sheard, she
was born in Calkins. She was the widow of Joseph A. Gossman who
died in 1961.
She graduated from Damascus High School and then
from Bloomsburg Normal School in 1914.
Survivors include four nieces, Janet Luring, RN,
Cynthia Henry, Joan Green, Elizabeth Aloof and Ann Kinsman, all
of Honesdale; three nephews, Grant Sheard of Boyd’s Mills, Garry
Sheard of Calkins and George Sheard of Colorado; great-nieces and
nephews and two great-great-nieces.
She was predeceased by two sisters, Florence Warren
and Sylvia Robinson; and three brothers, William, Frank and Floyd
Services were held at the Hessling Funeral Home
in Honesdale. Burial was in Calkins Cemetery in Damascus Twp.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Damascus
Volunteer Ambulance Corps or the Calkins Cemetery Association.
FRANCES C. HAAS
SHOHOLA — Frances C. Haas of Shohola, a retired
bartender for the Barryville Hotel and a 46-year area resident,
died Thursday, March 7, 2002 at the Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale.
She was 86.
Daughter of Stanley and Christine Zarnowski, she
was born in Scranton. She was the widow of Charles Haas who died
She was a member of St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Church
Survivors include two sons, Walter, Sr. of Shohola
and Michael of Greeley; a grandson, Walter Jr. of Barryville; two
granddaughters, Charlotte Haas of Barryville and Nicole Haas of
Honesdale; three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Ann’s
Church in Shohola. The Rev. David Cramer officiated. Burial was
in the parish cemetery.
MARIE SMITH MYERS
HONESDALE — Marie Smith Myers of Honesdale, a former
teacher, died Friday, March 1, 2002. She was 81.
Daughter of the late Eugene F. and Mare Fricker
Smith, she was born in Scranton. She was the widow of Franklin J.
Myers who died in 1989.
She was a graduate of St. Mary’s High School in
Scranton and a 1942 graduate of Marywood College. She was employed
as a columnist with the Catholic Light until retirement in 1994.
Survivors include eight children, spouses and grandchildren,
Eugene, Linda and Angela of Melbourne, FL; Christopher, Francine,
Caitlin and Emily of Dallas, TX; Michael and Brenda of Dyberry;
Linus, Charlotte, Katie and Annie of Honesdale; Franklin, Molly,
Joseph and Jane Kensington of Maryland; Frederick, Barbara, Michelle
and Michael of Statesville, NC; Maria Myers of Raleigh, NC; Mary
Anne, Andrew Cookey and Wesley and Owen of San Diego, CA; a niece,
four nephews and relatives, Margaret Rickert, Marie Koch, James
Hill; and a brother, Edwin R. Smith of Scranton.
She was predeceased by a brother, Eugene F. Smith,
A funeral Mass was offered at St. Mary Magdalen
Church in Honesdale. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Rev. Linus
C. Fricker Educational Endowment, St. John the Evangelist Roman
Catholic Church, Honesdale, 18431.
GLEN SPEY — Alexander Odulak of Glen Spey, a retired
pattern designer and 18-year area resident, died Sunday, March 10,
2002 at St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center in New York City.
He was 83.
Son of the late Ivan and Anna Kiz Odulak, he was
born in Razhniv, Ukraine. He was the widower of Anna Solohub Odulak
who died in 1998.
Survivors include a son, John and wife Halya of
New York; a daughter, Maria Slupchynskyj and husband Orest of New
York; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
A Funeral Mass was offered at St. Volodymyr’s Ukrainian
Catholic Church in Glen Spey. The Rev. Olesksa Kostyk officiated.
Burial was in the Glen Spey Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the construction
of a Ukrainian Catholic church in Razhniv, Ukraine.
SHOHOLA — Andrew Phil of Shohola, formerly of Spring
Valley, a retired foreman of Spring Valley Laundry, died Saturday,
March 2, 2002 at the Julia Ribaudo Center in Pennsylvania. He was
Son of the late John and Agnes Dutko Phil, he was
born in Spring Valley. He was a member of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox
Church in Middletown.
Survivors include his wife, Katherine; a son, John
and wife Trudy of Stony Point; a daughter, Elaine Willar and husband
Allan of Shohola; a brother, Joseph of Dover, NJ; a sister, Mary
of Dover, NJ; five grandchildren, Timothy, Teri, Audra, John and
Laura; and two great-grandchildren, Jeffrey and Scott; nieces and
Services were held at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox
Church in Middletown. The Rev. Chris Talleos officiated. Burial
was in the family plot in St. Anthony’s Cemetery in Nanuet.
BARBARA J. SPUCHES
HONESDALE — Barbara J. Spuches of Honesdale, former
proprietor of Bartans Family Restaurant in Indian Orchard and the
Beach Lake General Store, died Friday, March 1, 2002 at home. She
Daughter of the late Thomas and Nora Curley Munnelly,
she was born in Staten Island, NY.
She was a member of St. John’s Roman Catholic Parish
in Honesdale. She was a member of the Beach Lake Fire Company Ladies
Auxiliary and the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce.
Survivors include her husband, Anthony Spuches;
a son, Anthony J. Jr. and wife Colleen of Berwick; two daughters,
Noreen Cox and husband Robert of Honesdale, and Stacey Ann Spuches
of Honesdale; a brother, Thomas Munnelly of Staten Island, NY; a
sister, Anna Kelly of Castro Valley, CA; five grandchildren, Robert
Cox of Honesdale, Marie B. and Anthony J. Spuches of Berwick and
Anissa and Ariana Meyers of Honesdale; nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by a brother, John Munnelly.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered in St. Mary
Magdalen’s Roman Catholic Church in Honesdale. Burial was in the
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice St.
John, 1007 Oak St., Pittston, PA 18640.
WHITE LAKE — Julius Szabo of White Lake, retired
owner of Julie’s Auto Repair of White Lake and White Lake Citgo,
died Thursday, March 7, 2002 from injuries in an automobile accident.
He was 67.
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Gyula Szabo, he was born in
He was a member of the Bethel Lions Club.
Survivors include his mother, Ilonka Szabo of Budapest,
Hungary; his wife, Clara Lakoczky Szabo at home; three daughters,
Susan Bunce of Bethel, Monica Takourian and husband Gary of White
Lake; Catherine Lux and husband Joseph of Wesley Chapel, FL; six
grandchildren, Daniel and Christine Bunce, Mark and Robert Takourian
and Michael and Scott Lux.
Services were held at Ramsay’s Funeral Home in Kauneonga
Lake. The Rev. Ivan Csete
officiated. Cremation took place at Cedar Hill Crematory
in Middle Hope.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Bethel
Lions Club, PO Box 429, White Lake, NY 12786.
GEORGE D. HANKINS
CUMBERLAND — George Donald Hankins died Thursday,
February 28, 2002 at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, Maryland. He
The son of the late Carrie Heller Hankins and Samuel
Hankins, he was born in Port Jervis, NY. He was preceded in death
by his first wife, B. LaVerne Thuss Hankins, on February 26, 1984.
Hankins graduated from Narrowsburg High School and
Penn State University. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II,
and received the Purple Heart.
Prior to retirement, he was employed by Hercules
Aerospace Company of Cumberland, Maryland. He is survived by his
second wife, Elizabeth Hodges of Cumberland; a daughter, Barbara
H. Simmons and husband Rick; a grandson, Tyler and granddaughter
Lauren Simmons, all of Fort Myers, Florida; a sister, Doris Mohn
of Beach Lake; a stepson, Royce Hodges of Cumberland; and three
nieces and four nephews.
Funeral services were held Monday, February 4, at
the Kight Funeral Home, Cumberland, with internment at the Hillcrest
Memorial Park, Cumberland.
JOHN PAUL HUDSON
HONESDALE — A memorial service will be conducted
Thursday, March 21, for John Paul Hudson of Bethany.
The service will be conducted at the Grace Episcopal
Church, 827 Church Street, at 7:00 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Dessin
Animal Shelter, Honesdale.