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Ellen Alene (Stevens) Kelley

Ellen Alene (Stevens) Kelley Passed on to forever be with her Lord and Savior on July 17, 2014.

Ellen was born on April 4, 1939 in Harpursville, NY to Emma (Alene) and Ivan Stevens, who have both preceded her in death. Ellen was a graduate of Harpursville High School where she was involved in Chorus, Drama Club, Band Front and where she made many lifelong friends. She was also predeceased by her husband, Carl D. Kelley, youngest son, Dean P. Kelley and daughter-in-law, Jennifer J. Kelley as well as her younger sister Sandra L. Pilkington. Ellen is survived by and will be greatly missed by her remaining 4 children Wendy and Paul Dudley, Mark and Ann Zucha, Jamie Kelley, April Kelley and John Seaman, as well as her grandchildren and great grandchildren, Lora MacDonald Hoffman and family, Megan MacDonald, Kevin MacDonald and family, Elizabeth Dudley, Vern Hall and family, Tanya Hall, Kylee Kelley, Jared Kelley, Rebecca Kelley, Devon Kelley, Taylor Kelley, Cheyenne Kelley, and Evan Seaman.  In addition, she is also survived by her sisters, Roberta Mikolaichik and husband Steve, Tami Rude and husband Danny, and Debi Vincent.

Ellen lived a life that was full.  Even when life was full of grief or discouraging circumstances she was able to go on and hold on to the promises of God.  Ellen was well known for her sense of humor and quick wit.  Although she was often chiding and instigating her only motive was to bring a smile to her opponent.  Her participation at Watson Hill Bible Church in singing, vacation bible schools, ladies group etc. seemed to keep her in tune every day.  The empty spot in the pew where she always sat will be a void that can never be filled the same way again.  The love she shared for others will be passed on to the generations she leaves behind as we all smile when thinking of her gentle and loving face.

Services at Ellen’s directive will be held at Watson Hill Bible Church at 3878 SR 492 New Milford, PA.   A viewing was held on Saturday, July 19th with a funeral service immediately following.  Arrangements were handled by Tuttle-Yeisley Funeral Home.  Funeral services were officiated by Pastor James Major of Watson Hill Bible Church. 

Carol A. (Honey) Korsgren

Carol Korsgren, 75 of Williamsville, NY passed away July 2, 2014. She is predeceased by one daughter Christine and one brother James. She is survived by five children, Catherine & Victor Dubanowitz, Charles P. Korsgren, Ingrid & Michael McCabe, Shawn and Nancy Korsgren, Brendan & Kelly Korsgren; and nine grandchildren, Jessica, Meghan, Kevin, Patrick, Brandon, Shannon, Ryan, Nicole and Connor; also one great granddaughter Aaray.

She worked for AM&A's as an audit clerk for 15 years. She loved to read and do crossword puzzles. She loved to be with her grandchildren; She was an amazing woman full of life experiences and great conversation. She will always be looking down on us. A Mass was held to celebrate her life on July 19 at St. John's Church in Susquehanna, PA.


Joseph Sturek, 94, of Hallstead, PA entered into rest on July 16, 2014.  He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Betty.  He was predeceased by his first wife of 51 years, Blanche Knight Sturek in 1991, a son, Douglas Arthur Sturek, brothers, Frank, John, and Max, and two sisters, Mary and Albina.

He is survived by his daughters, Nancy Foster and Marla Bisner; seven grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; a sister, Alice Grasso; and many nieces and nephews, including Danny Knight. 

Joe worked at the Hallstead Foundry for six years and then for Krohler’s Manufacturing, Binghamton for 39 years.  He also painted houses and did wood working during those years in his spare time.  Joe was a member of the Rod and Gun Club since 1936.  He proudly served with the US Navy during WWII.  Joe was a life member of both the American Legion Post #357 and the V.F.W. Post #6223.  He was an avid fisherman and hunter.  Joe was always busy doing something, canning, gardening, or helping his neighbors.

A funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, July 21, 2014 at the Tuttle-Yeisley Funeral Home, Inc., Hallstead, PA.  Interment will be made in St. Lawrence Cemetery.  The family prefers memorial contributions in lieu of flowers to the PA Fish and Game Commission, the American Legion Post #357, or the V.F.W. Post #6223.

Geraldine “Ginger” Novak

Geraldine “Ginger” Novak, 76, of Allentown, formerly of Thompson, died Friday, July 11, 2014 at Good Shepherd Home-Raker Center, Allentown.

Born in Herrick Center, daughter of the late Stanley and Eva Bennett Novak, she was a member of the former Ararat United Methodist Church, Ararat.

Surviving are a niece, Sandra DeLouisa and husband Lou; a nephew: David Mitchell and wife Heidi; great nieces and nephews: Sofia, Brittany, and Alexis DeLouisa; Levi Mitchell and wife Rebecca; Olivia Zawiski and husband John; Isaac and Madeline Mitchell.

She was also preceded in death by a sister: Marjorie Mitchell.

A funeral service was held Friday, July 18 at 10 am at the Good Shepherd Home-Raker Center, 601 Saint John Street, Allentown.  Interment, Union Dale Cemetery, Union Dale.  Arrangements by the Jones & Brennan Funeral Home, 430 Main Street, Forest City.

Memorial donations may be made to United Cerebral Palsy of NEPA, 425 Wyoming Ave, Scranton, PA 18503.

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