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December 27, 2012 - January 3, 2013

Joseph Y. Couturier

Joseph Y. Couturier, a longtime resident of Shohola, PA, passed away on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at Bon Secours Community Hospital. He was 80.

A memorial mass of Christian burial will be held on Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 11 a.m. at St. Ann’s Church, Shohola, PA. Father Thomas Major will officiate. Christian burial will follow in St. Ann’s Cemetery, Shohola, PA.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.

Mary M. Durkin

Mary M. (Kelly, Rowan) Durkin of Callicoon Center, NY died on December 28, 2012 at Roscoe Regional Rehab Center, Roscoe, NY. She was 90.

Donations can be made to St. Mary’s Church, Obernburg, NY 12767.

Services were held on Monday, December 31 at St. Mary’s Church in Obernburg. Father Joseph Juracek OFM officiated. Burial was at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Obernburg.

Kathleen “Kathy” Gilson

Kathleen “Kathy” Gilson of Beach Lake, PA died unexpectedly on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at Wayne Memorial Hospital. She was 55.

A blessing service was held on Sunday, December 30 at 2 p.m. at Hessling Funeral Home, Inc., 428 Main St., Honesdale.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Dessin Animal Shelter, 138 Miller Dr., Honesdale, PA 18431.

Steven J. Lagoda

Steven J. Lagoda, a lifetime Sullivan County resident, died unexpectedly at his home on Saturday, December 29, 2012. He was 52.

Funeral services will be held at Ramsay’s Funeral Home, 3534 State Rt. 55 in Kauneonga Lake, NY on Thursday, January 3 at 11 a.m. Cremation will be at Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope, NY.

Memorial contributions may be made in Lagoda’s name to either Cochecton Volunteer Ambulance Corps, PO Box 4, Lake Huntington, NY 12752 or to Lake Huntington Fire Dept., PO Box 352, Lake Huntington, NY 12752.

Meredith M. Powers

Longtime member of the East Ridge Community since 1969, Meredith M. Powers passed away on Sunday, December 30, 2012, at home surrounded by her family and many loving friends. She was 69.

A funeral service was held on Tuesday, January 1 at 11 a.m. at the East Ridge Chapel on Ridge Road in Hankins, NY. Following the funeral service, burial was made in the Callicoon Cemetery.

John H. Sciortino

John H. Sciortino of Shohola, PA passed away on December 28, 2012 at Bon Secours Hospital, Port Jervis, NY. He was 90.

A mass of Christian burial was held at St. Ann’s Church, 121 Richardson Ave., Shohola on January 2, 2013 with the Rev. Thomas Major officiating.

Burial took place at Moravian Cemetery, Newfoundland, PA.

Memorial donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718 Oklahoma City, OK 73123, or at www.cancer.org/donate, or to the Shohola Fire Dept., 325 Pennsylvania Rt. 434, Shohola, PA 18458.

Eileen Frances “Pumpkin” White

Eileen Frances “Pumpkin” White of Beach Lake, PA died unexpectedly on Sunday, December 23, 2012 at Wayne Memorial Hospital. She was 52.

As per her request, cremation was held at Maple Hill at Salem Crematory. A memorial mass will be celebrated on Thursday, January 3 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Magdalen Church, Honesdale.

Donald J. Wood

Donald J. Wood of Milanville, PA, a retired Prevailing Wage Inspection Supervisor for the State of Pennsylvania, farmer and a lifelong resident of the area, died on Thursday, December 27, 2012 at Wayne Memorial Hospital, Honesdale. He was 81.

Funeral services were private and burial was in Calkins Union Cemetery.

Memorial donations can be made to Calkins Union Cemetery Association, Attn: Mary Wilcox, 581 Boyds Mills Rd., Milanville, PA 18443.