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August 25, 2011

John “Jack” W. Crawford of White Lake, NY, died suddenly August 17, 2011 in Bethel, NY. He was 72.

He was born June 24, 1939 in Monticello, NY to Mary Mulvey Crawford and the late Donald C. Crawford.

Jack graduated from Monticello High School in 1957. He was in the Army Reserves and attended Orange County Community College. He worked for the New York Telephone Company, retiring after more than 30 years. He was a Monticello Volunteer Fireman, a member of Telephone Pioneers of America and a former member of the Lion’s Club. As a proud Irishman, he marched in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in NYC.

In his youth, he enjoyed racing cars, motorcycles, snowmobiles and speedboats. He was an avid hunter and fisherman; a Boy Scout camp counselor; and won many bass fishing trophies in the Northeast. In retirement, Jack became a world traveler. Jack adored his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and shared his love of the outdoors with them.

He is survived by his wife, Carmen T. Crawford of White Lake; his mother of White Lake; sister Patricia and husband Walter Taylor of Monticello; children Lizabeth Crawford Marshall and husband Scott and their children Katherine and Elizabeth of Natick, MA, and Donald Crawford and wife Olga of Richmond, VA and granddaughter Amanda Crawford; two great-grandchildren; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

He is also predeceased by his wife of 28 years, Angela Maria Crawford de Eusse y Hoyes; and son William Crawford.

A Memorial Mass was held at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Monticello on Monday, Aug. 22. Interment was private.

Donations may be sent to St. Anthony’s Church, 25 Beaverbrook Rd. Yulan, NY 12792; or the White Lake Fire Dept., PO Box 51, White Lake, NY 12786; or the Smallwood-Mongaup Valley Fire Dept., PO Box 28, Smallwood, NY 12778.

August 25, 2011

Leslie Zacharia Clearwater (Zac, Fez) of Damascus, PA died on August 9, 2011. He was 53.

He was born to Evelyn and Bernard Solomon in Manhattan on April 7, 1958.

Zac graduated from Westbury High School and received a BPS from the Culinary Institute of America. He also went on to become a Certified Hypnotherapist.

Zac was a man of many professional talents, particularly as a highly skilled Executive Chef who was sought up and down the eastern seaboard for his abilities. He was an avid lover of music, food, psychology and spirituality, but his greatest fondness was for his family. An accomplished drummer, Zac’s beat was uniquely his own. He had a sharp intellect, a quick wit, and a deep thirst for exploring life.

Zac is survived by his wife of 32 years, Josephine of Damascus, PA; his four children, Leslie of Phoenixville, PA, Liberty and Jonin of St. Petersburg, FL and Lexes, of Damascus; and his grandson, Gabriel.

A private service will be held in Damascus.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Leslie Z. Clearwater memorial fund at The Dime Bank, 1679 Cochecton Tpk, Damascus, PA 18415.

August 18, 2011

Donald C. Thompson, 76, of Honesdale, PA passed away at home on August 9, 2011. He was 76.

Don is survived by his wife, the former Martha Mowry. They recently celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary.

Don was born on October 9, 1934 in Scranton, PA, the son of the late Harley M. and Helen Mae Burdick Thompson.

He was raised in Lakewood, PA and attended Houghton College, NY where he met his wife. Don and Martha moved to Buffalo, NY where he received his MSS degree from the University of Buffalo. He moved to Philadelphia and became the director of the Presbyterian Children’s Village. The family came to Honesdale in 1969 and Don became the Executive Director of the Wayne County Children and Youth Services until his retirement in 1997. Don was an active sports official in PIAA and ASA softball and was instrumental in starting the Big Brother and Big Sister programs and the Human Resource Center of Wayne County.

He was a member of the Tabernacle Bible Church and Gideon’s International.

He is also survived by stepmother Lorna Thompson; children Lori Bunting and husband Ray of Mountville, SC, Phil Thompson and wife Debbie of Beach Lake, PA and Bruce Thompson and wife Kerry of Honesdale; 13 grandchildren; and one great granddaughter.

A memorial service was held at the Tabernacle Bible Church, Honesdale on Saturday, August 13 with the Rev. Dr. Richard Gregory officiating. Interment was at Willow View Cemetery, Clifford, PA.

Contributions can be made to the Tabernacle Bible Church, 455 Grove Street, Honesdale, PA 18431.

August 18, 2011

Augusta Mary Stegner of Honesdale, PA died Saturday, August 13, 2011 at AseraCare Hospice at Mid Valley Hospital in Peckville, PA. She was 84.

She was preceded in death by her husband Clyde A. Stegner Sr. on January 10, 2011. The couple married May 3, 1947.

Born June 10, 1927 in Tusten, NY, she was the daughter and last surviving member of the William and Laura Gilson Hopkins family. A housewife and mother, Augusta worked as a piece maker for the former Sherman Mills in Hawley for 30 years. Being a homebody, she enjoyed baking and flower gardening. She loved being with her grandchildren and enjoyed her pets over the years.

Surviving is her son, Clyde A. Stegner Jr. and wife Tammy of Beach Lake; daughter Bonnie Walsh and fiancée Tom Frisk of Honesdale; grandchildren Sarah and Joey Walsh, Clyde A. Stegner III and Augusta Mae Stegner; and nieces and nephews.

She is also preceded in death by brothers Delzine Gilson and James and Elwin Hopkins.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 18 at 11 a.m. at Hessling Funeral Home, Inc., 428 Main St. Honesdale with Rev. Bill Frisk officiating. Friends may visit on Wednesday, August 17 from 4 to 7 p.m.

Interment will follow in Indian Orchard Cemetery. Condolences: www.hesslingfuneralhome.

August 18, 2011

Arthur J. “Smitty” Smith of Shohola, PA, a long time resident of the area, died Monday, August 15, 2011 at Twin Cedars Senior Living in Shohola. He was 84.

He was born September 17, 1926 in New York City, the son of the late John Patrick and Jennie Kasten Smith.

Arthur was married for 40 years to Elvira “Babe” Smith, who died in 1988.

He worked as a district superintendent for the New York City Sanitation Dept.

He served in the U.S. Army during WWII in the 1st Cavalry Field 182nd Infantry. He was a life member of the American Legion Post # 1363, Eldred, NY; the VFW Post # 5635, Lackawaxen, PA; the AM VETS; and the DAV.

A family statement reads: “A loving man who will be missed by all.”

He is survived by longtime companion Marie Vernon of Shohola; daughters Karen Pearson and husband Gary of Myrtle Beach, SC and Jean Ryan of Gouldsboro, PA; brother Edward Smith and wife Mildred of Staten Island; sister Gladys Johnson and husband Al of Smyrna, DE; grandchildren Keith Pearson, Kelly Lapiska, Greg Pearson, Jenna Ryan and Joelle Ryan; one great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.

He is also predeceased by sons Michael E. Smith and Thomas J. Smith.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, August 17 at Gray-Parker Funeral Home, Port Jervis, NY.

Burial with military honors was at Montoza Cemetery, Barryville, NY.

Contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, Memorial Processing, PO Box 7, East Syracuse, NY 13057.

Visit www.grayparkerfuneralhome.com.

August 18, 2011

Nicholas Slachta of Westtown, NY died Wednesday, August 10, 2011, at his home. He was 66.

He was born October 14, 1944 in New York City, the son of the late Nick and the late Mary Stercho Slachta.

He was a dairy farmer in Greenville, NY for many years.

Survivors include his son, Christopher Slachta of Shohola, PA; sister Mary Vislocky of Warren, NJ; niece Debra Ewanciw of Rahway, NJ; nephew Mark W. Vislocky and wife Christine and their children, Mark, William and Nicholas, all of Rahway, NJ.

A graveside service was held on Monday, August 15, at St. Gertrude’s Cemetery, Colonia, NJ.

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Ulster County Unit, 159 Green St., Kingston, NY 12401; or the American Red Cross, Orange County, 55 Main St., Goshen, NY 10924.

Visit www.grayparkerfuneralhome.com.

August 18, 2011

Unadeane “Honey” Haupt of Lackawaxen, PA, a retired bank teller of HNB and retired co owner of Haupt Brothers Banner Market in Lackawaxen, passed away on Thursday, August 11, 2011 at Wayne Memorial Hospital, Honesdale, PA. She was 86.

The daughter of the late Henry and Edna Schenk Miller, she was born July 9, 1925 in Honesdale. She was married for 63 years to Raymond “Bud” Haupt who survives.

Honey was a member of the St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Lackawaxen. She was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church Ladies Auxiliary, Lackawaxen Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary and the Lackawaxen Ambulance Corps.

A family statement reads: “Honey was a loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother. She was a big part of our family and that void will never be filled. We will miss her forever.”

She is also survived by daughter Gail McNamara and husband James of Camillus, NY; granddaughters Maureen McNamara of Lakeland, NY and Kimberly Durley and husband Timothy of Camillus, NY; and many nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by her brothers, John Miller, Willard Arnold and Gerald Arnold and sister, Anna Frazee.

Funeral services were held on Sunday, August 14 at the Harrison-Rasmussen Funeral Home, Barryville, NY with the Rev. Mary Owens officiating.

Burial took place at Lackawaxen Cemetery, Lackawaxen.

Contributions may be made to Ecker-Haupt VFW, PO Box 170, Lackawaxen, PA 18435

August 11, 2011

Gary Van Der Stad, of Honesdale, PA, a longtime resident of the Cochecton, NY area, died at home on Wednesday, July 27, 2011. He was 64.

Born on May 27, 1947 in Jersey City, NJ, he was the son of the late Aaron and Kitty Koningswood Van Der Stad.

He was an auto body mechanic who was employed at Monticello Collision. He enjoyed old cars and attending car shows. Gary also was a talented craftsman who constructed model railroads.

He is survived by three children, Sherry Abel and husband Eric of Seelyville, PA, Gary Van Der Stad Jr. and wife Dawn of Waymart, PA and Kelly Rogers and husband Michael of Honesdale; grandchildren Eric Abel Jr., Erica Abel, Justine Van Der Stad, Ashley Van Der Stad, Aaron Van Der Stad, Kristie De Groat, Michael Van Der Stad and Dylan Rogers.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, July 30, 2011 in the Arthur A. Bryant Funeral Home, Honesdale, with the Rev. Jim Corbin officiating.

Interment was privately held at the convenience of the family.

August 11, 2011

Harry G. “Woody” Schlegel of Cochecton, NY died August 5, 2011, at Julia Ribaudo Extended Care Center in Lake Ariel, PA. He was 85.

The son of Harry Edward and Verna Smith Schlegel, he was born August 1, 1926 in Sunbury, PA.

A retired video engineer for the American Broadcasting Company, Woody began his radio career at WKOK in Sunbury, PA in 1943. He built his first radio station WHGB in Harrisburg in 1945. He served in the U.S. Army from 1946-48. He was president of the National Assn. of Broadcasting Employees & Technicians Local #11 (NABET) and then later a regional director of NABET, and Regional Director of Network Affairs for NABET.

Woody was past president of the Cochecton Democratic Club, the Cochecton Preservation Society, the New York C.B. Club; a past Democratic committeeman for the Town of Cochecton and past vice-chairman of the Sullivan County Democratic Committee. He was owner and operator of Eagle’s Nest Electronics and C.B. Repair Shop. He was a Boy Scout Leader in East Brunswick, NJ, and a Sunday school teacher.

A family statement reads: “Woody was a joy and an inspiration—a loving husband, father and grandfather.”

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy “Dottie” DeLauro Schlegel at home; children Bruce Schlegel and wife Julia Ann of Youngsville, NY and Cindy Beliawsky of Florida; stepchildren Diane Jesmonth and husband Philip of Albany and their children, Kaitlyn and Christine, John Lisone and his wife Robyn of East Haven, CT; and his dog Bear, at home.

He is predeceased by sisters Audrey and Rhoda Schlegel.

Services were held Monday, August 8, at Our Lady of the Lake Church, Lake Huntington, NY, with Fr. Bill Scully, OFM officiating. Burial was in East Cochecton Cemetery, East Cochecton, NY.

Donations may be made to Sullivan County SPCA, 25 Rock Hill Dr., Rock Hill, NY 12775 or The Kidney Dialysis Foundation, 30 E. 33rd St., NY, NY 10016.

August 11, 2011

Ann M. Kestler of Glen Spey, NY, passed away Monday August 1, 2011 at Bon Secours Community Hospital, Port Jervis. She was 59.

Ann was born on December 3, 1951 in Port Jervis, the daughter of the late Francis and Mildred Conklin Weber. Ann worked as a Secretary for Skydyne Aeronautics in Port Jervis. She was a communicant of St. Anthony’s R.C. Church in Yulan.

Ann married David Kestler who survives at home. She is also survived by her son, Matthew of Glen Spey; sister Joan Kearney of Glen Spey; and several nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by her son, Daniel Kestler.

Funeral services were held on Thursday August 4 at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., Port Jervis, with Rev. Thomas Jones officiating. Interment took place at Glen Spey Cemetery, Glen Spey.

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August 11, 2011

Marilyn Ferber Gordon of Mongaup Valley, NY, died Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at Lourdes Hospital in Binghamton, NY. She was 87.

She was predeceased by her late husband Bernard “Bernie” Gordon. They were married for 63 years.

Born December 8, 1923, Marilyn was the daughter of the late Jacob “Jack” Ferber and Jane Nathanson-Ferber.

She is survived by sons Robert David Gordon, William Henry and wife Sally Gordon, James “Jim” Scott and wife Star Gordon; grandsons Jonathan Harry Gordon, James “Jamie” Charles Gordon and Jacob Harrison Gordon; brother Norman Ferber; five nieces; one nephew; many great nieces and great nephews; brothers-in-law Samuel Gordon and wife Adele and Marvin Gordon and wife Shirley; and sister-in-law Susan Ferber.

She is predeceased by her daughter, Claudia.

Marilyn was a member of the White Lake PTA and Temple Beth-El; served as a den mother for the Cub Scouts; and taught music. Marilyn graduated from James Madison High School in 1941, and studied at Brooklyn College. She worked as a bookkeeper for businesses including the family business, BHM Metal Products Company. Marilyn was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.

Funeral services were held on Sunday, August 7 at the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home, Monticello, NY 12701. Burial followed at the Temple Beth-El Cemetery in Bethel.

August 11, 2011

Royden C. Gabriel, formerly of Bethel, NY, passed away at his home in Glasgow, VA on Sunday, July 31, 2011. He was 85.

Born on October 2, 1925 in Bethel, he was the son of the late Charles and Lydia Cochrane Gabriel.

A life-long Sullivan County dairy farmer, he was a 50-year member of the Cooperative Extension, Farm Bureau and Sullivan County Dairy Promotion Committee; and a member of the Community United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Dolores Arsenuck Gabriel; four children and their spouses; Douglas and Judy Gabriel of Friendship, WI, Richard and Gina Gabriel of Dublin, OH, Linda and William Clark of Glasgow, VA and Paul and Paula Gabriel of Gettyburg, PA; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were on Friday, August 5 at Community United Methodist Church in Kauneonga Lake, NY with Rev. Kenneth Rodgers officiating. Burial followed at Fosterdale Cemetery, Fosterdale, NY.

Contributions may be made to Hospice Rockbridge Area, 315 Myers. St., Lexington, VA 24450 or Community United Methodist Church, PO Box 891, Kauneonga Lake, NY 12749.

August 4, 2011

Ronald Curtis Quick passed away suddenly on June 6, 2011 in Baycliff, TX. He was 52.

He was born September 16, 1958 to Leo T. “Bucky” Curtis of Houston, TX, and Nancy Schwartz of Billings, MT.

Ronnie is survived by his wife, Lisa Caruso-Quick of Mountaindale, NY; daughter Brooke Marie Quick-Small of Middletown, NY; granddaughter Sophia Small; brothers Wayne Curtis of Highland Lakes, Thomas Curtis of Houston, Gary Quick of Michigan, Bob Schwartz of Billings, MT, John Curtis of Glen Spey, NY and Larry Newcomb of Goodyear, AZ; sisters Carla Curtis-Reyna of Houston, Jodi Curtis of Houston, Rebecca Schwartz of Port Jervis, Heidi Bode of Littleton, CO and Sandie Levin of Sparrowbush, NY; and many loving family and friends.

Ronnie is predeceased by his adopted parents, Ethel and Ralph Quick.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

August 4, 2011

Heaven received another angel with the passing of Kirk D. Meehan of Cookville, TN on July 29, 2011.

Kirk was a life member of the Lumberland Fire Dept., veteran of the U.S. Army reserves, former Chief of Lumberland Constabulary, former leader and committee member of Cub Scout Pack 102 in Lumberland, NY.

Kirk had a heart of gold and deeply loved his family and friends. He was a soulmate to his wife and an inspiration, friend and provider to his children; and a wonderful friend to all who knew him.

Kirk is survived by his wife, Bettie Meehan; daughter and son-in-law Jessica and Thomas Golding; son and daughter-in-law Bryan and Lindsey Meehan; grandchildren Thomas Golding and “Baby” Meehan; siblings Theresa Vandermark, Patrick Meehan, Thomas Meehan and David Meehan; and several uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces and cousins.

Visitation is Thursday after 10 a.m. at Hooper Huddleston Horner Funeral Home in Cookeville. Funeral services are Thursday, August 4 at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Cookeville City Cemetery.

A memorial service will be held in New York at a later date.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Cub Scout Pack #651, c/o Jill Myers, 2729 Churchill Dr., Cookeville, TN 38506.

August 4, 2011

Jeanne Randall McCullough of New Paltz, NY passed away on Tuesday, July 26, 2011, at her residence in New Paltz. She was 74.

Born on April 14, 1937, she was raised on the family dairy farm in Callicoon, the daughter of the late Howard and the late Tyyne (Falkenberg) Hermann. Her first husband, Healy Randall, predeceased her in 1977. She married Edward T. McCullough in 1992.

She was a member of The Reformed Church in New Paltz, serving as deaconess, a former sunday school teacher, chairwoman of the Woman’s Service and Fellowship Group (SIS) and a past secretary of the New Paltz Christian Council. She enjoyed traveling and was an outdoor enthusiast. She was an animal lover and rescued many cats from the shelter.

Jeanne is survived by her husband; daughters Mary Jeanne Randall-Dunn and husband David of Lake Katrine, NY and Sharon and husband George Grammas of New Paltz; two sisters, twin Joyce and husband Victor Brooks of Callicoon, and Helen and John Kohrs of Beach Lake, PA; brothers Henry Hermann of Callicoon and Howard and wife Carol Hermann of Loudon, TN; stepdaughters Katherine Eng of NC and Karen and husband Robert Augustine of Kingston, NY; stepsons Paul and Nancy McCullough of Lakeland, FL, Brian and Lisa McCullough of Waldwick, NJ, Edward and Keri McCullough of Moorsville, NC and Patrick and Maura McCullough of Summit, NJ; grandsons Brendan and Kyle Dunn; step-grandchildren Anna, Nicole, Megan, Alex, Mark and James; and dogs Angel and Muffy.

She is also predeceased by her sister Mary Ann and Robert White.

Funeral services were held July 31 at the New Paltz Reformed Church with the Rev. Howard Major III, officiating. Burial was in the New Paltz Rural Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the ASPCA, 20 Wiedy Road, Kingston, NY 12401.

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August 4, 2011

Chris Allen Long of Callicoon, NY, an employee of Fulton Well Drilling and a lifetime area resident, died Sunday, July 31, 2011 at Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 63.

The son of Clinton and Grace Weiss Long, he was born February 5, 1948 in Callicoon. He was married to Elizabeth “Betty” Diehl Long. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the Allan Milk VFW Post #7276 of Long Eddy, NY.

He is survived by his wife at home; sister Nancy Sipple and husband Ed of Minnesota; brother Phil Long and wife Brenda of Callicoon; brothers and sisters-in-law Peter and Alice Diehl, William and Carol Diehl and Jack and Helen Diehl, all of Callicoon; many nieces and nephews, grand nieces and nephews; and his little dog Scooter.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 4 at 11 a.m. at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home, Route 52 in Jeffersonville.

Burial will be in the Jeffersonville Lutheran Cemetery.Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

August 4, 2011

Emily Virginia Hallock went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday July 30, 2011. She was 77.

Emily was predeceased by her husband of 40 years, Douglas Joseph Hallock, who passed away in 1995.

Born May 31, 1934, in Shohola PA, she was the daughter of Francis and Margaret Harder Knecht.

Emily retired from the U.S. Postal Service, where she was a rural letter carrier. She was a member of the Narrowsburg Methodist Church, Tusten Historical Society, and was former Town of Tusten Historian. Her greatest joys in life were her church, family and genealogy work. She enjoyed spending hours searching for long-lost relatives and contributed greatly to the Historical Society.

Surviving are her sons Clark (children Heather, Amanda, Marlena, Ray, and Corrin) and Scott; daughters Jenny Snedeker and husband (children Craig and Dawn) and Dawn Martin and husband Edwin (children Beth and Rebecca); two grandchildren; sister Dorothy Foster and husband Douglas; brother Francis Knecht and wife Linda; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services took place at the Rasmussen Funeral Home, Narrowsburg on Tuesday, August 2, 2011. Interment was at the Glen Cove Cemetery.

Donations may be made to the Narrowsburg Methodist Church, Tusten Historical Society or Orange Sullivan Hospice.

August 4, 2011

Zachary Ricardo Bonilla of Jeffersonville, NY died on Monday, July 25, 2011 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA. He was 2 1/2 months old.

Infant son of Nicole A. Hallfors and Marvin Ricardo Bonilla, he was born on May 11, 2011 in Harris, NY.

Survivors include his mother of Jeffersonville; his father of Livingston Manor, NY; brother Dominick Williams at home; grandmother Gayle Hallfors of Jeffersonville; grandfather Dana Hallfors of New Windsor, NY; great-grandmother Mitzi Retty of Jeffersonville; aunts Kristen Hallfors, with her favorite cousin Taylor Kehrley, and Stephanie Baker and husband Michael with cousins Ann Marie and Maggie; special friend Josh Lagrutta; and many more cousins.

Funeral services were held on Friday, July 29 at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville, NY.

Contributions may be made to American SIDS Institute, 528 Raven Way, Naples, FL 34110.

July 28, 2011

Joseph K. Strawbridge Jr., formerly of Jeffersonville, NY, passed away Monday, June 13, 2011 at his home in Endwell, NY. He was 72.

Born on June 4, 1939 to Joseph K. Strawbridge Sr. and Henrietta Schmidt Strawbridge, Joe grew up in Jeffersonville.

After graduating in 1957 from the Jeffersonville Central School, Joe attended the Agricultural and Technical College in Farmingdale, Long Island. After working for a year or so on Long Island, Joe moved to Endwell where he spent the rest of his life working in the field of electronics for aerospace applications, working for several companies including GE, Martin-Marietta, and retired from BAE Systems in 2002.

Joe enjoyed following the NASCAR circuit and professional golf for many years.

Joe is survived by two cousins, Audrey Bohrer Umbach in Palm Coast, FL and Warren Wohltjen in Mansfield, TX.

He was predeceased by his parents; and cousin Harold Wohltjen.

Joe was interred in Spring Forest Cemetery in Binghamton, NY.

July 28, 2011

Edward N. Miller of Moscow, PA died Monday, July 25, 2011 at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale, PA. He was 71.

He is preceded in death by his wife, the former Geri Melber, in 1998.

Born March 3, 1940 in Scranton, PA, he was the son of the late Gerald and Mildred Freeman Miller.

Edward worked at S. J. Bailey and Sons and later at Moore Business Forms. He retired from Tobyhanna Army Depot where he worked in maintenance. He was a member of LaAnna United Methodist Church. Many will remember Ed for sketching pictures on the back of place mats. He also enjoyed landscaping, stone work, and would lend a helping hand to whoever needed it.

Surviving are sons Edward C. Miller of Dunmore, PA, Shawn A. Miller and wife Jenni of Granite Falls, WA, Robert D. Miller and wife Linda of Syracuse, NY, Thomas D. Miller and wife Melinda of Beach Lake, PA; daughters Laurel Gardner of Honesdale and Heather Mirch of Scranton; brother James Miller of North Carolina; sister Delores Christ and husband Samuel of Hollisterville, PA; 16 grandchildren; and one great granddaughter.

He is also preceded in death by infant daughter Autumn Rose Miller; sister Geraldine Hafler; and grandson Jason Olver.

Cremation was held at Maple Hill at Salem Crematory. A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, July 28 at 12:30 p.m. at LaAnna United Methodist Church, 152 Rt. 191, South Sterling, PA 18460. The family will receive friends at church from 11 a.m. to service time on Thursday. Private interment will be in Miller Cemetery in Clarks Summit, PA. Condolences: www.hesslingfuneralhome.com.