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September 20, 2017 Site Home
John R. Harasymczuk

John R. Harasymczuk, 91, of Hallstead, PA passed away on Friday, September 8, 2017 at his home after an extended illness.

He was born on October 16, 1925 in Bridgeport, CT, to the late Louis and Emilie (Gunther) Harasymczuk.  John was raised on the family farm in Newtown, CT, with his Six siblings.  He enlisted in the US Navy during WWII and proudly served in the Pacific theatre aboard the aircraft carrier USS Boxer.  After serving his country, John attended the University of Connecticut, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture.  John met his future wife, Teresa, in Washington, DC.  After marrying, he returned to his love of country life with a farm in Susquehanna County, Pa where they raised their 5 children.

John is predeceased by his parents and all siblings except his youngest sister, Mary Sakales, South Carolina. Also surviving are his Five children, Joan Gray, Encinitas, CA,  Susan Harasymczuk, Long Beach, CA, Louis Harasymczuk (Christine), Montrose, PA, David Harasymczuk (Patty), Brackney, PA, James Harasymczuk (MaryLou), Brackney, PA; seven grandchildren, Nicholas Harasymczuk, Brian Harasymczuk (Jillian),  Dr. Lisa Iucci (Gene), Rebecca Harasymczuk, Benjamin Harasymczuk, Christie Gray, Dana Happell (Ron).

John was a retiree of the Ozalid Corporation, but his true passion was being outdoors. He and Teresa continued their love for all things outdoors with beautiful flower gardens, prolific vegetable gardens and they were particularly proud of his fish ponds.  An avid fisherman and hunter, his children and grandchildren spent many cherished moments fishing and hunting with Dad and Grandpa.

A mass will be celebrated on Friday, September 22, 2017 at 10AM in Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church, 278 South Main Street, Montrose, PA.  Friends and family may call from 9AM to 10AM prior to the mass at the church. 

Funeral arrangements have been made through the Daniel K. Regan Funeral Home, Montrose, PA.

Lloyd Spillane

Lloyd John Spillane, age 87, passed away surrounded by family on Friday, September 15, 2017 while in hospice. Son of Bill and Alice (Donnelly) Spillane, was born on July 5th, 1930 in Newark, NJ.  Lloyd grew up in Harrison, NJ, graduating from High School in 1949.  Following graduation, Lloyd joined the Navy on his 19th birthday and served for 4 years as a diver and on a munitions ship during the Korean War. He married Dorothy Adams in 1953. Together, they had 3 children. 

He is survived by his long time beloved companion, Valerie; daughters, Debra (Peter), Diane, Denise (Steve); 5 grandchildren, Dyane, David, Michael, Brian, Devyn; great-grandson, Justyn; sister-in-law, Patricia Spillane; many nieces and nephews. Lloyd’s brother, William, preceded him in death.

In retirement, he worked on his property in Susquehanna, PA, building ponds, massive stone walls and clearing brush. Always a patriot, many remember with fondness the incredible flag day gatherings and 4th of July celebrations. Whether you knew him as Dad, Lift’n Lloyd, Big Whitey, Lloyd, or grandpa, he was a bigger than life kind of man. He loved regaling stories from his navy days, playing and coaching football and his career as an operating engineer. He held “court” with his grandchildren (and their friends) imparting his wisdom as they listened intently.

He loved his career as an Operating Engineer and was a long-time member of Local 825. He devoted many years volunteering to help construct Elks Camp Moore for handicapped children. He was always willing to lend a hand and help a neighbor.

Lloyd was a devote Roman Catholic and a longtime member of the Elks Harrison East Newark Lodge 2326 where he served a term as the Exalted Ruler. Later, as member of St. John’s Roman Catholic Church in Susquehanna, he was an active member of the men’s club for many years.

His humor, compassion and presence will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

A funeral mass was offered by Rev. David Cramer on Tuesday, September 19th,  at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, Church St., Susquehanna, PA.

Arrangement's by Hennessey’s Funeral Home Inc, 747 Jackson Ave. Susquehanna, PA 18847.

“Children are the only form of immortality that we can be sure of.”- Peter Ustinov

Penny Stalker

Penny Stalker, 64, of Port Orange, FL, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, July 21, 2017.

Formerly of Susquehanna, PA, she had been a Florida resident for over 20 years. She was born June 13, 1953 in Starrucca, the daughter of George and Madeline Thorn.

She recently retired after 18 years as a Pharmacy Technician for Walmart Pharmacy.

Penny will forever be remembered and deeply missed by all family and friends.

Penny is survived by her loving husband of 44 years, Dean R. Stalker; her beloved son, Ryan D. Stalker of Susquehanna; sisters, Marilyn (Tim) Tompkins of Ephrata, PA and June (Norman) Mead of Apopka, FL; her three nieces, one nephew, two great-nieces and five great-nephews, all who loved her dearly.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Randy Thorn.

A memorial service for Penny will be held at 1:00PM, Saturday, October 7th, 2017 at the St. John's Parish Center, 593 Jackson Avenue, Susquehanna.

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