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August 26, 2015 Current Issue Home
Pauline E. Baron

Pauline E. Baron, 88, of Clifford Township, died Wednesday morning, August 19, at home surrounded by her family after a lengthy illness.  She was the wife of the late Adam J. Baron, who died December 1, 2010. 

Born October 5, 1926 in Archbald, PA, she was the daughter of the late Joseph A. and Elizabeth  (Giambetti) Violanti.

Pauline was a graduate of Archbald High School and St. Thomas Aquinas Commercial School, Archbald, PA.  She had been employed as a secretary in the office of Thomas Blomain Insurance Agency, Archbald, USF&G in Scranton and as a cutter for the Barbizon Dress Factory, in Jessup. 

She and her husband had owned Baron’s Hotel in Clifford for 25 years and enjoyed serving the people in the community until her retirement.  She was a member of St. Pius X Church, Royal, PA and its altar and rosary society.  She also taught catechism for several years at the church.  While her girls were young, she was a Girl Scout Leader for a couple of years.  She was also a lifetime and an original member of the Clifford Township Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary and worked the annual picnic in the French Fry stand for 25 years with her best friend, Dorothy Christianson.

Pauline enjoyed shopping, casinos and going out to dinner on Saturday nights.

She is survived by two daughters, Theresa Knowlton of Clarks Summit, PA and Joyce Belcher and husband, Ervin of Clifford Township, PA; four grandchildren, Cody Knowlton and wife Brianna and Lindsey Knowlton of Glens Falls, NY, Andrew Belcher and fiance’ Michelle Nagel of Herrick Township, PA and Stephanie Belcher of Factoryville, PA; four great grandchildren, Tilden & Jace Knowlton and Lillian & Iason Burns; one sister, Josephine Rogan of Archbald, PA; several nieces & nephews.

The funeral was held August 25th at the Shifler-Parise Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 18 Airport Road, Clifford, with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Pius X Church, Route 106, Royal, concelebrated by Rev. Michael J. Kirwin, pastor and Rev. Joseph Sitko.  Interment, Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery, Greenfield Township.

To share condolences and photos with Pauline’s family visit her book of everlasting memories at

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent to the Clifford Township Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary or American Cancer Society.


Ruth C. Ulco, 96, formerly of Great Bend, PA was called home to be with the Lord on August 17, 2015.  She was predeceased by her husband, Ralph Ulco in 1983.

Ruth is survived by her son, John and Sue Ulco; two grandchildren, John and Debbie Ulco and Bob and Doreen Ulco; five great-grandchildren, Becky and Todd Sefton, Danny Ulco, Jimmy Ulco, Jonathan Ulco, and Brad Ulco; two great-great-grandchildren, Makayla and Sam; a sister, Edna and Bob Moelter; and several nieces and nephews. 

Ruth and Ralph moved to Florida in 1963 and resided there until 2011.  She was employed in the school cafeteria in Orlando, FL for 17 years.  Ruth accepted Jesus as her Savior as a young child and most recently attended the South New Milford Baptist Church. 

A funeral service was held Saturday, August 22, 2015 at the Tuttle-Yeisley Funeral Home, Inc., Hallstead, PA.  Interment will be made in Woodlawn Cemetery. 

Should friends so desire, expressions of sympathy may take the form of a donation to your favorite local humane society.  


Daniel O. Glezen, Sr., 79, of Hallstead, PA went home to be with the Lord on August 22, 2015.  He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Florence.

Daniel is also survived by five children, Daniel Jr. and Peg Glezen, Debbie and Todd Lee, Judy Young, Lynn Glezen, Scott and Jacqui Glezen; ten grandchildren; five great grandchildren; Aunt Doris Bohman; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Jerry and Joanie Robinson, Lois and Jim Brown; cousin, Dennis and Jackie Brown; many nieces and nephews. 

Daniel was employed over 30 years with the Hallstead Foundry until it closed.  He devoted his full attention to Glezen’s Outdoor Power Equipment, which Dan and Florence founded in 1968 while he was still working at the Foundry.  Daniel was still an active part of the business, and was proud to teach his grandson the daily operations of the outdoor power equipment trade.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and political debates and especially loved the time he spent with his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Daniel was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Hallstead.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, August 27, 2015 at the Tuttle-Yeisley Funeral Home, Inc., Hallstead, PA.  Interment will be made in Center Lisle Cemetery, Center Lisle, NY.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church, Elevator Fund, P.O. Box N, Hallstead, PA 18822.

Elizabeth F. Koscelnak

Elizabeth F. Koscelnak, 78, of Harford, PA, passed away unexpectedly at Timber Ridge Health Care Center, Plains, PA, on Tuesday, August 18, 2015. She was born on February 13, 1937 in Exeter to the late Clifford and Elizabeth (McNeil) Hess. Her husband, Steve J. Koscelnak, predeceased her in 1992.

Surviving are her two sons and daughters-in-law, Steven E. and Melanie Koscelnak, San Antonio, TX, Michael J. and Jessica Koscelnak, Montrose, PA, grandson, Tyler, brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Francis E. and Mary Carol A. Koscelnak, Moscow, PA, niece and her husband, Leslie and Eric Ritter, Lake Ariel, PA, nephew, Thomas F. Koscelnak, Denver, CO, special cousins. She was predeceased by two brothers and two sisters.

Elizabeth graduated from Exeter High and Wilkes General Hospital Nursing School of Nursing. She was a member of St. Martin of Tours Church, Jackson, PA, and Nellie June DeWitt BPW for 45 years. She was a former member of Susq. Co. Drug & Alcohol Commission; TRE-HAB; and the American Cancer Society. She was a former Committee Member of the Susq. Co. Coalition against Child Abuse. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother that enjoyed scrapbooking.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, August 21, 2015 at St. Martin of Tours Church, with Rev. David Cramer celebrating Mass. Interment in St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Pittston, PA.

Donations in Betty’s name can be made to the American Cancer Society, 1101 Hill St. Jessup, PA 18434.

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