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April 27, 2016 Current Issue Home
Carol Ann Ainey

Carol Ann Ainey, 81, of New Milford, PA was called home to be with the Lord on April 15, 2016 and was reunited with her husband, Richard, who predeceased her in 1983. She is also predeceased by her father, Lee Augustus Dobson, her mother, Ethna Francis Williams Dobson, and a sister, Joyce Emmons.

Carol is survived by her son, John K. Ainey and his wife, Gloria Ainey, her daughter, Diane Ainey, four grandchildren, John, Joshua, Melissa Ainey and Chad Ainey, a sister, Marilyn Landes and a brother, Alan Dobson.

Carol was born and raised in Verona, NJ. After High School, she attended college to become a Medical Secretary. She worked as a Medical Secretary until she married Richard on June 29, 1957 and moved to Pennsylvania. Carol was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Carol loved spending time at her family’s cottage on East Lake. Carol will always be remembered for her life-long love of all animals, especially cats.

Carol’s family would like to extend a special thank you to Allied Services SNF and especially the staff on the fourth floor for their outstanding care and compassion.

A graveside service will be held at New Milford Cemetery. At Carol’s request, there will be no public viewing.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Tuttle-Yeisley Funeral Home, Inc., Hallstead, PA.


Charles W. Burns, 86, of Harford, PA entered into rest on April 20, 2016. He is survived by his loving wife of almost 25 years, Lenore.

Charles is also survived by his children, Georgia Conover, Alex and Mae Burns, Carolyn Dunback, Chris and Rebecca Penny, and Richard and Barbara Penny; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; three sisters; five brothers; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two sons, Claude Burns and Burt Whittemore.

Charles was employed as a truck driver with Reich Trucking until they closed and then with Endless Mountains Stone. He served with the United States Army during Korea. Charles had the ability to fix anything. He was always busy doing something. He took extremely good care of his yard and home. Charles also helped anyone he found with a need and everyone he met loved him.

Interment was in the New Milford Cemetery.

At Charles’ request, there were no calling hours.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Tuttle-Yeisley Funeral Home, Inc., Hallstead, PA.

Jolynn Abboud Erkfitz

Jolynn Abboud Erkfitz, 51, of Binghamton, NY, formerly of Susquehanna, PA died in her home Thursday, April 21st 2016 after a 3 year battle with cancer.

She is survived by her fiancé, Mark Wheeler, her son, Joseph Archer and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are being made by Aegis Cremations of Binghamton, NY. Plans for a memorial service to be announced.

Frederic E. Boerner

Frederic E. Boerner of Oakland, Susquehanna, PA entered eternal rest April 24, 2016. He was the son of the late Minnie (Griffis) and Howard Boerner, Susquehanna, PA.

Frederic is survived by his wife of 65, years Betty S. Boerner, Susquehanna one daughter and her husband,Jeri (Boerner) and Kenneth Stead, Binghamton, NY; four sons and their wives, Cynthia and Tracy Boerner, Susquehanna, Judith and Jon Boerner, Susquehanna, Christine and Jeffery Boerner, W. Windsor, NY, Robert Boerner, Vestal, NY.

Frederic is also survived by grandchildren Kendal (Stead) and John Plume, Connecticut, Kyle Stead, Lake Placid, NY, Jeremy Boerner and companion, Kristin Gumaer, Susquehanna, Jordan Boerner, Susquehanna, PA, Jamie Boerner, Susquehanna, Carissa (Boerner) and William Martin, Conklin, NY, Janelle Boerner and companion Andrew Crawford, Susquehanna, PA, and Great-granddaughter, Olivia Martin; step-grandchildren, Jessica and Joel Tompkins and their children, Jack and Jordyn, Mt. Joy, PA, Jennifer and Joseph Talarico and son, Joey, Great Bend, PA.

Frederic is survived by sister, Frieda (Boerner) and brother-in-law, Robert Van Fleet, Susquehanna; niece, Dr. Rise Van Fleet and husband, Mark Zarcichansky, Boiling Springs, PA; nephew, Craig and wife, Lugene Van Fleet and their daughter, Melissa and Tyler Van Allen, all of Bethlehem, PA.

Frederic is survived by one sister-in-law, Joan M. Snyder, Johnson City, NY. Also, his medical family, Upstate University Hospital Staff, Dr. Gennady Bratslavsky and Jen, Dr. Jiri Bem and 5-B floor nurses and aids, as well as Dr. P. Patel and staff at the Barnes Kasson Hospital. 

Frederic was affiliated with railroading as a conductor on the Erie, Erie Lackawanna and retiring from Conrail Railroad after 40 plus years. He also shared these years with the stone quarrying industry and hobbing with Beef Cattle. He served in WWII as a member of a Marine Detachment aboard BB64 USS Wisconsin (Battleship) serving in the Pacific theater of war, being a member of the original commissioning crew. Frederic was a life member of the Endless Mountains Marine Corps League Detachment 881 and a 60 plus year member of the Canawacta Masonic Lodge #360, Susquehanna, PA.

A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 1pm, at the Hennessey’s Funeral Home, 747 Jackson Ave. Susquehanna, PA, with Chaplin Gracia Sears officiating.

A private interment will be held in the North Jackson Cemetery, North Jackson, PA.

The family will receive friends at the Hennessey’s Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 from 5 to 8 pm and Wednesday April 27, from 12 to 1pm.

Robert C. Robinson

Robert C. Robinson III, 67, beloved husband, dad and pappy passed away peacefully on the morning of Tuesday, April 5, 2016, surrounded by his loving family following a valiant battle with pancreatic cancer.

Rob was predeceased by his parents, Robert and Virginia Robinson; brother and sister-in-law, John and Jackie Robinson and sister and brother-in-law, Rebecca and Tom Deamer.

He is survived by his high school sweetheart and beloved wife of nearly 43 years, Barbara; his beautiful daughters, Heather Smith of Apex, NC and Kristen (Anthony) Coppola of Binghamton, NY; his precious grandchildren who were the light of his life, Sarah and Ethan Smith and Lydia, Anthony and Joseph Coppola. He will forever be their one and only “Pappy”. Rob is also survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Carol and Les Ehrets; sister-in-law, Fran Volosevich and many nieces and nephews he loved dearly. He will also be sorely missed by a lifetime of very dear friends and the Rob’s Market community.

Rob grew up in Port Dickinson and graduated from Chenango Valley High School in 1966. He then obtained a job with Crystal Soda Company until he entered the United States Marine Corps on April 15, 1968. This led him to a thirteen month Tour of Duty in Vietnam where he served his country honorably. Due to an injury he sustained while in combat, he was awarded the Purple Heart Medal.

After returning from Vietnam, Rob began a career in sales with Nabisco, Inc. and reconnected with the love of his life, Barbara. Rob and Barb were married on September 8, 1973. A short time after, Rob left Nabisco to accept a position with Thomas J. Lipton Inc. with whom he worked as a sales representative until he purchased his grocery store, Rob’s Market, located in Great Bend, PA in July 1988.

Throughout the past 28 years, Rob became a strong pillar in the Great Bend/Hallstead, PA community. He knew most customers by name and will be fondly remembered for his everyday presence, warm smile, kindness and generosity. 

As an active member of the community, he served as an Associate Member on both the Board of People’s Bank and the Great Bend Ambulance. In addition, Rob supported many local organizations with donations for various causes. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Marine Corps League.

More than anything else in the world, love for his family and friends meant the most to Rob. He and Barb loved to entertain and had countless gatherings throughout the years at their home. They also loved to travel and their most memorable trips include: Alaska, Hawaii, The Grand Canyon, Dominican Republic, Bar Harbor, ME and several cruises to the Caribbean. Their favorite vacation of all was their family trip to Disney World in March of 2013 with their precious grandchildren. 

Rob was an avid bowler and golfer. For the past 40 years he and a group of his closest friends went on an annual golf trip, first to Myrtle Beach and the last several years, to Orlando, FL. 

Rob loved the New York Yankees and for many years he helped coordinate a bus trip to Yankee Stadium for Old Timers Day.

On September 24, 2014, Rob’s son-in-law, Anthony, was instrumental in having Rob honored as a Veteran on the field of Yankee Stadium, and on December 8, 2014, Rob’s biggest dream came true. He traveled to New York City to attend a Captains of New York event where he met Derek Jeter, Eli Manning and Mark Messier.

A celebration of Rob’s life is planned for Sunday, May 1 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Binghamton, NY at 1:00 PM. The family suggests donations in Rob’s memory be sent to: Fox Chase Cancer Center, Institutional Advancement Department, 333 Cottman Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19111. Donations will be directed to help advance Neuroendocrine research for future patients.

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