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September 29, 2011

Kenneth M. James, a longtime resident of the area, passed away at NYS Veterans Home at Montrose, NY on Friday, September 23, 2011. He was 70.

Kenneth was born in Brooklyn, NY on August 2, 1941 to the late Kenneth M. and Helen Sweet James.

Kenneth was retired sergeant from the U.S. military after serving 20 years. He served in the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Army and the National Guard. He served in Vietnam, and guarded the president at the embassy. He was named “Marine of the Year.”

Kenneth was a member of St. Francis Xavier R.C. Church, Narrowsburg, NY. He was a member of VFW.

A family statement reads: “Kenneth was a loving and devoted father, brother, uncle and great uncle. He instilled great values in our family and he will greatly be missed.”

Kenneth is survived his son Kenneth James of New Jersey; daughter Jennifer James of Warwick, NY; sister Patricia Wyss and husband Fran of Narrowsburg; and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Kenneth is predeceased by his parents; and brothers: William and Robert James..

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, September 27 at 11:00am at St. Francis Xavier R.C. Church, Narrowsburg. Rev. William Scully O.F.M. will officiate.

Christian burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery, Narrowsburg, NY.

Donations may be made to The New York State Veterans Home at Montrose, 2090 Albany Post Road, Montrose, NY 10548.

September 29, 2011

Klara J. Brickner of Jeffersonville, NY, a homemaker and longtime area resident, died Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at home. She was 88.

The daughter of the late George and Julie Doefinger Mattes, she was born September 11, 1923 in Switzerland. She was the widow of Edward Brickner.

She is survived by sons Eric G. Brickner and wife Eileen and Peter T. Brickner and wife Lori; grandson Edward J. Brickner and wife Patricia; granddaughter Tara J. Imbrogno; and three great-grandchildren.

She is predeceased by a daughter, Edith Topping.

There will be no visitation. Services will be at the convenience of the family.

Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

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

September 22, 2011

Linda Walworth of Callicoon, NY died unexpectedly Saturday, September 10, 2011 at her home. She was 50.

The daughter of Robert and Marjorie Walworth, she was born December 13, 1960 in Carbondale, PA.

She was a graduate of Delaware Valley Central School’s Class of 1978. She was self employed, and volunteered with the Callicoon Renaissance group and loved to garden. She could grow anything.

She is survived by a brother, Daniel Walworth of Callicoon; a sister; an aunt; and several cousins.

A memorial service was held on Saturday, September 17 at the Assembly of God Church in Hankins, NY.

Cremation will be private.

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

September 22, 2011

Cecil Rybak of Tyler Hill, PA died unexpectedly at the Geisinger Medical Center on September 12, 2011. He was 57.

He was the son of Joan (Abraham) Rybak and the late Arthur Rybak of Tyler Hill.

He is survived by his wife, Eliece (Olver) Rybak; sister Laurel Ann Flowers, niece Brandi Flowers; children Stuart and wife Elizabeth (Harkin) Rybak of Damascus, PA; Miriam (Rybak) McCarthy and husband Matthew of Lexington, NC, Joseph and wife Tricia (Goetzmann) Rybak of Clemmons, NC and Charity (Rybak) Cleary and husband Jayson of Summerville, SC; grandchildren Hannah Rybak, Mitchell Rybak, Isaiah, Owen and Creedon McCarthy and Grayson Rybak.

Cecil was a dairy farmer all his life, taking over the Cecil Abraham Farm in Tyler Hill, PA when he was 19. He had a love for horses since he was very young, but his greatest love and deepest affection was for his family. He was a deacon of the First Baptist Church of Damascus and chairman of the board for the church and its school, Damascus Christian Academy. He loved greeting visitors at church and always had a ready smile and hand shake for people he met wherever he was. Cecil’s trust was in the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal savior. Micah 6:8 says: “He hath shown thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God.” Words cannot express how deeply he was loved and how profoundly he will be missed.

The funeral services were at First Baptist Church of Damascus on Friday, September 16. Internment was in the Overlook Cemetery.

Donations can be sent to Damascus Christian Academy Scholarship Fund, PO Box 71, Damascus, PA 18415; or Dave Olver Wrestling Scholarship Fund, c/o Fred Stanton, 628 Grove St. , Honesdale, PA 18431.

September 22, 2011

Jeanne Relyea Roth, formerly of Middletown, NY, passed away on September 9, 2011.

She was born on April 6, 1926 in Monroe, NY and lived in Middletown until 2005. She was a master photographer and, with her late husband Benton, co-owner of Roth Studio.

She is survived by her children, Richard D. Roth and wife Grace of Eldred, NY and Tracey J. Roth and husband David Heftka of Buffalo, NY; grandchildren Michael E. Zinnerstrom of Kings Mountain, NC, Michele L. (Roth) Perna of Mountain Dale, NY and Derrick A. Roth of Chester, NY; five great grandchildren; a niece and a nephew.

She is also predeceased by her daughter, Sharon Ann (Roth) Zinnerstrom Hartford.

A memorial service to celebrate Jeanne’s life will be held at a later date.

September 22, 2011

Louis Foster Rickard of Cherry Ridge, PA died Saturday morning at Wayne Memorial Hospital, Honesdale, PA. He was 96.

His wife of 62 years, Jean MacKenzie Rickard, died this past Mother’s Day.

Born November 16, 1914, in the Cherry Ridge Township farm house in which he resided all of his life, he was the son of the late William Rickard and Agatha Foster Rickard.

He was a life-long Wayne County dairy farmer. In 1929, Mr. Rickard opened Rickard’s Cider Mill, in operation for 80 years, still operated by tractor power. His wife, children, and many of his grandchildren worked side by side with him in this endeavor. He delighted in news of his grandchildren and sharing stories of deer, turkey hunting and fishing. He was a charter member of the Wallerville Hunting Club in Equinunk, PA, and a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Honesdale.

Mr. Rickard is survived by sons Louis F. Rickard Jr. and wife Virginia, Moscow, PA; Robert B. Rickard and wife Inez and Richard W. Rickard and wife Larissa, all of Cherry Ridge; daughters Susan R. Henry and husband Richard of Beach Lake, PA and Nancy R. Kinsman and husband George of Honesdale; grandchildren Jason Rickard, Christopher Rickard, Dale Rickard and Cheyenne Rickard, all of Cherry Ridge, Malena Kinsman of Philadelphia; Robert Kinsman and Casey Kinsman, both of State College, Brendan McDonough and wife Sarah of Boston; Lucie F. Henry, Scranton, and Dorie Henry and MacKenzie Henry of Beach Lake; and one great grandchild.

Mr. Rickard was the last surviving child of nine brothers and sisters. He is preceded in death by brothers and sisters Urban, Clarence, William, John, Robert, Carl, Esther and Sadie.

The Rickard Family will receive friends at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 107 Seventh Street, Honesdale, Friday, September 23, from 10 to 11 a.m., with a memorial service at the church immediately thereafter. The Reverend Kenneth Buckwalter will officiate. Mr. Rickard will be interred at Darling Cemetery, Cherry Ridge, overlooking the family farm.

Contributions may be made to St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Honesdale. Visit

September 22, 2011

Richard J. Randall of Shohola, PA passed away Thursday, September 15, 2011 at Bon Secours Community Hospital, Port Jervis, NY. He was 62.

The son of the late Austin W. and Mildred (Fleming) Randall, Sr., he was born May 2, 1949 in NYC.

He was a Trust Officer for Manufacturers Hanover Trust Co., NYC. He attended Manhattan College and was a member and long-time sexton of St. Ann’s Church, Shohola.

Survivors include his brother, Austin Randall Jr of Lutz, FL; aunt Marie Fluhr of Wantage, NJ; nephews Austin Randall and Keith Hugh; and niece Victoria Scholl.

He is predeceased by brother Peter Randall; and sister Anne Hugh.

September 22, 2011

Patricia Ann McMahon of Port Jervis, NY, passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at the Orange Regional Medical Center, Middletown, NY. She was 47.

She was born on October 24, 1963 in Pittsburgh, PA, the daughter of Samuel E. McMahon and the late Joan F. Bradley McMahon. Patricia was a District Support Provider for AHRC in Port Jervis, and a member of The Branch on the Vine Church in Shohola, PA.

She is survived by her son, Jason M. Rossi of Highland Lake, NY, her father of Pittsburgh; sisters Karen Bellisario and husband Elvio and Kathleen McMahon, all of Pittsburgh.

Memorial services will be held at a later date in Pittsburgh. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 121 Executive Drive, New Windsor, NY 12553. Visit

September 22, 2011

Nancy Hicks Henrich passed away on Saturday, September 17, 2011 in Callicoon, NY. She was 83.

She was born on May 19, 1928 in Stamford, CT. She was the daughter of Emma Barthel and Russell Ensor Hicks.

She graduated from Connecticut College in 1950 with a degree in Psychology and started her professional career working for Time-Life Publications in NYC; then as a legal secretary for William C. Rosen Law Offices in Callicoon.

She was an avid traveler and reader, and was active in her community through Holy Cross Church, the Interfaith Outreach United Thrift Store and as a member of the St. Elizabeth Seton Franciscan Fraternity.

Nancy is survived by her son, Theodore P. Henrich and wife, Amy; and grandchildren Nancy Kate, Anna Beth and Thomas, all of Huntsville, AL.

Nancy is preceded in death by her husband, Harry S. Henrich.

The funeral mass was held at Holy Cross Church, Callicoon on Wednesday, September 21 with Father Ignatius Smith OFM officiating.

Memorial donations can be made to Holy Cross Church, PO Box 248, Callicoon, NY 12723.

A memorial mass will be celebrated at St. Ann’s Church, Shohola, on Friday, September 23 at 10 a.m. with Rev. Thomas Major officiating.

Burial will take place in German Hill Cemetery, Shohola, PA at the convenience of the family.

September 22, 2011

Donald H. Hauschild of Jeffersonville, NY, passed away on Saturday, September 17, 2011 at home. He was 77.

The son of the late Lawrence and Blanche Levy Hauschild, he was born January 19, 1934 in Liberty, NY.

He was an employee of the A&P Company for 28 years and Malcolm Back Sanitation for 18 years. He was married to Barbara Williams Hauschild.

Donald was a 56-year member and past chief, past president and past vice president of Protection Hose Company No. 1 in Jeffersonville; a Fire Commissioner of the Jeffersonville Fire District; a member of the Sullivan County Firemen’s Association; Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY); the Hudson Valley Firemen’s Association; Emmett Turner American Legion Post No. 276; and the National Rifle Association. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War.

Donald enjoyed hunting and fishing with his family and friends, especially his three grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife at home; sons William and wife Dawn Hauschild and John and wife Dawn Renee Hauschild of Jeffersonville; grandchildren Stephanie, Collin and Gavin Hauschild, all of Jeffersonville; two sisters-in-law Jane and husband Harold Gates of Palm City, FL and Nancy and husband Barry DiBona of Port St. Lucie, FL; brother-in-law William Martin and wife Cindy of Griswold, CT; and several nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his brother, Robert Hauschild, and by sister-in-law Betty Martin.

Services were held on Wednesday, September 21 at the Jeffersonville Firehouse. Firematic services were held Tuesday evening, September 20 at the firehouse. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery, Youngsville, NY.

Contributions may be made to the Jeffersonville Fire Dept., Box 610, Jeffersonville, NY 12748 or Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, 800 Stonybrook Ct., Newburgh, NY 12550.

September 22, 2011

Robert F. Garde of Olyphant, PA and formerly of Narrowsburg, NY, a longtime resident of the area, died unexpectedly on Tuesday September 13, 2011 at home. He was 57.

The son of the late Thomas and Rita Walsh Garde, he was born January 31, 1954 in New York City.

Robert served in the U.S. Air Force. Robert attended Grace Episcopal Church, Honesdale, PA.

A family statement reads: “Robert expressed his love of food, art and music through the countless ways he volunteered and served his community. His friends and family will cherish the memories of long meals, lots of laughter and Robert’s music.”

Robert is survived by his siblings Theresa Fuchs of Matthews, NC, Peter Grieco of New York, Doreen Dial of San Diego, CA, Thomas Mattimore of Sebring, FL, Donna Ouderkirk of Prompton, PA, Jeanmarie Taninies of Honesdale, PA, Michelle Rembish of Beach Lake, PA, Christine Garde of New York City, Pauline Klusmeyer of Honesdale, PA and their families.

Memorial services were held on Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at Grace Episcopal Church, Honesdale. Burial of the cremains will be at the convenience of the family in St. Francis Cemetery, Narrowsburg.

Contributions may be made to: Victims’ Intervention Program, P.O. Box 986, Honesdale, PA 18431.

September 22, 2011

Jean G. Freiermuth of Milanville, PA died Thursday evening, September 15, 2011 in the Wayne Memorial Hospital, Honesdale, PA after an illness. She was 83.

She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Lawrence V. Freiermuth.

Born on April 3, 1928 in Beach Lake, PA, she was the daughter of the late George and Irene (Heerdegen) Griffin.

From 1966 to 1990, Jean worked for the United States Postal Service as a rural mail carrier. Dedicated to her family, she took pleasure in gardening, canning, cooking and the cows on the family dairy farm. Jean also enjoyed crosswords and word-searches. She was a former member of Calkins Ladies Aid. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother and she will be deeply missed.

She is also survived by son Gary Freiermuth and wife Susan; daughter Kelly White and husband John, all of Boyd’s Mills, PA; sister Faye Erhardt of Tyler Hill, PA; grandchildren Tracie Gelatt and her husband Eric of Beach Lake, Troy Freiermuth, and Amanda White, both of Boyd’s Mills; and two great-grandchildren.

She is predeceased by her parents and three siblings, Donald, Mildred and Mary Lou Griffin, who perished in a house fire in 1935; sisters Margaret Henderson and Zelma Champion; brother Carl Griffin; and infant sister Elizabeth.

A memorial service was held on Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at the Arthur A. Bryant Funeral Home, Honesdale, with Rev. Mary Bryant officiating. Contributions may be made to the Damascus Township Volunteer Ambulance Corps, PO Box 63, Damascus, PA 18415.

September 22, 2011

Clarence Britton of Beach Lake, PA died Monday, September 12, 2011 in hospice care at Regional Hospital of Scranton. He was 82.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, the former Ann Slaier of Beach Lake.

Born on February 27, 1929 in Blaine, ME, he was the son of the late Delbert and Etta (Bell) Britton.

Clarence worked for many years and retired from Pipeliners Union #798 in Tulsa, OK. He was a member of the Emulation Lodge #255, Free and Accepted Masons in Clinton, IA; the Laurel Chapter #67, Order of the Eastern Start, Waymart, PA; and the Beach Lake Volunteer Fire Company.

He is also survived by children Lyn Bozic and Jet Britton; grandchildren Sasha Bozic of Beach Lake, Mieke Bozic-Zeindl of Bonn, Germany and Michael, Katelyn, Nicholas and Gregory Britton, all of Beach Lake; two aunts and a cousin.

Graveside services will be held in the Beach Lake Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

September 8, 2011

Tammy Lynn Steffens Reichenbaugh of North Branch, NY died September 3, 2011 at Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 40.

Daughter of Fred and Peggy Brockner Steffens, she was born in Liberty, NY on July 12, 1971. She was married to Charles Reichenbaugh. Tammy was a cafeteria worker at Sullivan West Elementary School in Jeffersonville, NY.

Survivors include her husband, Charles Reichen­baugh, at home; her parents, Fred and Peggy Brockner Steffens of North Branch; her children, Steven Steffens and Felicia Marie Reichenbaugh, at home; her brother, Dale Steffens and his wife, Karin of Callicoon, NY; her father-in-law, Paul Reichenbaugh, Sr. of Fern­dale, NY; two brothers-in-law and their wives, Edward and Georgianna Reichenbaugh of Liberty and Paul and Mary Reichenbaugh of Harrisburg, PA; her aunts and uncles, Lee and Al Judson of Chambersburgh, PA, Alan and Ruth Brockner, Arlene Young, Paul Brockner, Patty and Billy Conklin, Jenny and Frank Bauernfiend and John and Joann Brockner, all of North Branch, aunt and uncle, Manus and Anne Spanier of Prescott, AZ and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

There will be no calling hours.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 10 at Heavenly Rest Cemetery in North Branch, NY.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ameri­can Cancer Society.

September 8, 2011

Dr. Amador Jardiel Laput, MD of Middletown, NY and a longtime resident of the area, died peacefully with his family at his side on Saturday, September 3, 2011 at Orange Regional Medical Center. He was 74.

He was born on October 10, 1936 in Manila, Philippines, the son of the late Casiano and the late Teofista Jardiel Laput.

Amador was a psychiatrist for the Middletown Psychiatric Center in Middletown, NY and was a member of the American Psychiatric Association.

A family statement read in part: “Amador, affectionately known to his family and friends as ‘Doy,’ moved to the US in 1962. He was a brown belt in judo and enjoyed history, especially military. He attended all family events for his siblings, children and grandchildren. Every winter, he would return to his family home on Pepin Street in Manila. He was known for his dry sense of humor and his sharp wit. In the words of his grandson, ‘Papa AJ always seemed too rebellious for an old man.’”

Surviving are sons Richard Laput and Amador C. Laput Jr. and wife Carol of Glen Spey, NY; longtime companion Madeline Zivian of Haverstraw, NY; former wife and mother of his children Corrie Mankoo and husband Amby of Middletown, NY; sister Nenita Perla Recato of Scottsdale, AZ; brothers Nolan Laput of Quezon City, Philippines and Ernesto Laput of Philadelphia, PA; sisters Maria Nymia of Quezon City, Philippines, Maria Salome Cruz and husband Rey of Quezon City, Philippines, and Maria Corazon Rances of Jersey City, NJ; a brother, Carlos Laput and wife Judith of Jersey City, NJ; a sister, Virginia Laput of Windsor, CT; six grandchildren, Jessilyn, Tyler, Evan, Amador III, Bailey and Sami Laput; and one great-grandson.

Friends may call at the Gray-Parker Funeral Home, 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis on Friday, September 9, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 9, 2011 with a 12:00 noon prayer at the funeral home followed by a 1 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Ann’s R.C. Church, 125 Richardson Ave., Shohola, PA, with Rev. Thomas Major officiating.

Cremation will follow at H.G. Smith Crematory, Stroudsburg, PA with a burial of cremains in St. Ann’s Cemetery, Shohola, PA at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Ann’s R.C. Church, 125 Richardson Ave., Shohola, PA 18458 or donations may be made to Pets Alive, 363 Derby Road, Middletown, NY 10940-7294.

September 8, 2011

Donald DeStefano of Port Jervis, NY passed away Monday, August 29, 2011 at the home of his son, Michael in Glen Spey. He was 77.

Donald was born on January 24, 1934 in Jamaica, NY, the son of the late Anthony and Irene Nelson DeStefano. He was a retired Battery Finisher for C& D Power Systems in Huguenot, NY. He also retired from One Source at Kolmar Labs, Inc. as an assembler. He married Cordelia Conklin DeStefano who survives at home.

He is also survived by his daughter, Sharon Leonard of Fayetteville, NC; two sons, Donald W. DeStefano of Port Jervis and Michael DeStefano and his wife, Patricia of Glen Spey; three brothers, Anthony DeStefano of West Islip, NY and Richard and Joseph DeStefano of Indiana; his sister, Helen Maillett of Indiana; eight grandsons; one granddaughter; five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Prayers were offered on Thursday, September 1 at the at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home of Port Jervis with Rev. Lora Villinger officiating. Interment was private.


September 8, 2011

Harrison D. Barry Sr. passed away on Monday, August 29, 2011 at his residence in Liberty, NY. He was 88.

Harrison was born on January 10, 1923 in Tennanah Lake, NY to the late Henry and Florence Hinkley Barry.

He was the dairy foreman at Carrland’s Dairy in Ferndale, NY. He was a World War II U.S. Army Veteran, having served his country from 1943 to 1945. He married Eva Bivins 64 years ago in Jeffersonville, NY. Harrison was a family man and avid outdoorsman. He was a wonderful husband and a good provider and he will be missed.

Survivors include his wife, Eva Barry at home; a son, Danny Barry and wife, Suanne of Liberty; daughter Earlene Barry of Cochecton; grandchildren Corey Barry and Rachel Barry and great-grandchildren Shannon Troise and Candace Barry. He was predeceased by his son, Harrison Barry Jr. and five brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services were held on Friday, September 2 at Ramsay’s Funeral Home in Liberty. Rev. Kenneth Rodgers will officiated.

Burial with Military Honors was at Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery, Sunset Lake Rd., Liberty. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

September 1, 2011

Elizabeth A. Moore, age 67, of Mohawk, NY, passed away peacefully on Tuesday evening, August 23, 2011, in Mohawk Valley Health Center, Ilion, NY, after a long illness. She was born January 10, 1944 in Monticello, a daughter of the late Willard and Elizabeth Schoonmaker Schadt.

Elizabeth was raised in Jeffersonville, and was a graduate of Jeffersonville High School. She furthered her education, graduating from SUNY Albany, where she received her bachelor’s degree and went on to SUNY New Paltz, where she earned her master’s degree in education. For many years Mrs. Moore taught school. She was the curriculum coordinator and an adult-student teacher for the Sullivan County BOCES program; from 1989 to 1993 she taught elementary school in the Jeffersonville-Youngsville School District, and from 1993 until her retirement in 2000, she served as a principal at the Monticello Central School District. In March of 1970, she was united in marriage with Richard Moore in Liberty. For many years they made their home at Kauneonga Lake before moving to Mohawk.

In her leisure time she enjoyed gardening and caring for her two black Labrador retrievers. Mrs. Moore will always be remembered as a loving, caring and hopeful person. She was always willing to give of herself to others while looking for nothing in return. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her, especially her loving family.

Surviving are her devoted husband of 41 years, Richard; a brother, Robert Schadt and his wife, Martha of Ashland, MA; a niece, Emily Schadt, and a nephew, Andrew Schadt.

At Mrs. Moore’s request, funeral service and interment services will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements by Fenner Funeral Home, Inc., Herkimer, NY; 315/866-4590.

September 1, 2011

Dr. Glenn A. Good of Northumberland, PA, died August 11, 2011, at his home, surrounded by his family. He was 87.

Dr. Good’s first administrative position was as the supervising principal of the Damascus School District in Damascus, PA, where a new school was built during his tenure (1955-1962), consolidating six one-room schools, and where he also founded the Hunter Education Program.

Funeral services were held at the Joseph W. Epler Funeral Home, 210 King St., Northumberland.

September 1, 2011

Mary Margaret Cullen-Edsall, 84, of Forest City, PA, passed away Thursday, August 25, 2011, at the Marian Community Hospital in Carbondale, PA. She is the wife of the late Charles Edsall, who died in 1968.

Born in New York City, she is the daughter of the late James and Martha Kanetzke Cullen. Mary was raised in Narrowsburg, NY and graduated from Narrowsburg Central School. She worked for the war department in NYC during WWII. A housewife and mother, Mary and her husband raised their family in Honesdale, PA. She was also an office manager at Cove Haven and later at Garring’s until retiring. Mary was passionate about cross-stitching, and enjoyed the company of her companion, Stanley, who was a very dear friend and became an excellent caretaker.

She is survived by her companion, Stanley Besset, with whom she resided; a daughter, Elisabeth Mansell and husband Dennis Sr. of Gatlinburg, TN; a brother, John Cullen of Syracuse,NY; a sister, Frances Pickering and husband Lohr of Cumming, GA; grandchildren Dennis Mansell Jr. and wife Stacie and Donald Mansell; two great-grandchildren; and nephews and nieces.

She was preceded in death by her son, Corporal James Edsall, U.S. Marine Corps, killed in Vietnam in 1968; and a sister, Margaret (Peg) and her husband Wesley Perry.

As per her request, cremation was held at Maple Hill at Salem Crematory, Archbald, PA. A private service will be held at the family’s convenience. Memorial contributions may be made to the Dessin Animal Shelter, 138 Miller Dr., Honesdale, PA. 18431.

Arrangements by Hessling Funeral Home Inc., 428 Main St. Honesdale, PA 18431.

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