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    Robert Schlichter

    Robert Schlichter Benton Robert L. “Bob” Schlichter, 84, of Elk Grove Road, Benton, died early Thursday morning, June 6th, 2019 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, where he had been a patient since May 24th.   Born November 9, 1934 in Limerick, Montgomery County, he was a son of the late Earl R. and Eva A. (Gauger) Schlichter.   He and his wife, H. Lorraine (Neiman) Schlichter, would have celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary on August 22nd. Mr. Schlichter was emplo…

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    Shirley Driber

    Shirley Driber Benton Shirley L. (Clark) Driber, 80, of Benton, died early Saturday morning, June 1st, 2019 at the Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital. Born October 15, 1938 in Bismarck, North Dakota, she was a daughter of the late Lemuel Lee and Theresa Irene (Couch) Jarnigan.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward L. Driber, Jr., of 39 years, on August 8th, 2013. Shirley had last worked for the Buckhorn Econo Lodge.  While living in New Jersey she was employed by Holiday Inn,…

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    June Sutliff

    June Sutliff Cary, North Carolina June completed her life’s journey peacefully on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, in her 96th year here on earth. Her wide smile and pleasant nature brought her many friends throughout life. After being widowed in 1975, she was most fortunate to live nearby family and friends near Dayton, Ohio, Cole’s Creek (St. Gabriel’s), Seattle, Wash., Minneapolis, Minn., near Hilton Head Island, S.C. and Raleigh, N. C.  No matter where she lived she was very clear on where her…

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    Joan Walton

    Joan Walton Berwick Joan C. (Davis) Walton, 88, of Berwick, died late Monday evening, May 27th, 2019 at the Gardens at Orangeville, where she had been a resident since April 16th. Born February 16, 1931 in Hazleton, she was a daughter of the late Evelyn (Taylor) Kelchner.   She was also preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Richard K. “Dick” Walton, on May 1, 2004. Mrs. Walton was a 1949 graduate of Berwick High School.  In her younger years, she had been employed by Wi…

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    Frank Rhone

    Frank Rhone Jonestown Frank T. Rhone, 54, of Jonestown, died Thursday morning, May 23, 2019 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, surrounded with love and his family. Born November 10, 1964, he was a son of Butch and Juanita Rhone, of Jonestown.  He and his wife, Tammy D. (McHenry) Rhone, celebrated their 30th  wedding anniversary on May 13th.  Frank attended Benton Schools and graduated from Columbia Montour Vocational Technical School.  He was employed by ConAgra Foods,…

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    Marian Remley

    Marian Remley Benton Marian E. (Spencer) Remley, 87, of rural Benton, Jackson Township, died early Wednesday morning at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville where she had been a patient since May 4th. Born November 20, 1931 in Fairmount Springs, Luzerne County, she was a daughter of the late Bruce and Lena (Beishline) Spencer.  She was preceded in death by her husband, G. Edward Remley, on April 23, 1992. Mrs. Remley attended Fairmount Springs Grade School and then Huntington Mills High Sc…

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    Eleanor Moss

    Eleanor Moss Benton Eleanor G. “Ellie” (Driesbaugh) Moss, 83, of rural Benton, Sugarloaf Township, died Monday evening, May 13th, 2019 at Bonham Nursing Center, where she had been a resident since March. Born September 22, 1935 in Dalton, Lackawanna County, she was a daughter of the late Elmer E. and Harriet Driesbaugh.  Ellie had worked as a seamstress at the former Dol-Ang Manufacturing in Benton for many years.  Her hobbies included sewing, crafts and gardening. Years ago, she……

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    Ruth Brooking

    Ruth Brooking Ruth Dorothy “Dottie” (Broadt) Brooking, 89, died Sunday, May 12, 2019 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. She had been a resident of Bloomsburg for most of her life except for 20 years that she and her husband lived in Moreland Township, Lycoming County.  Born September 10, 1929 in Main Township, she was a daughter of the late Albert Curtis Broadt and Rachel Elizabeth (Probst) Broadt.  She and her husband, Charles John Brooking, would have celebrated their 71st… …

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    Judith Blackwell

    Judith Blackwell Fairmount Township Judith Ann (Allabaugh) Blackwell, 75, of Fairmount Township, died Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at CMC, Scranton. Born December 30, 1943 in Nanticoke, she was a daughter of the late William and Arlene (Muchler) Allabaugh.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Delbert Francis Blackwell, Jr. on January 16, 2017. Mrs. Blackwell attended the former Harter High School in West Nanticoke and then graduated from Nanticoke High School in 1962. She was a member of…

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    Vida Creveling

    Vida Creveling Bloomsburg Vida H. Creveling, age 93, of Bloomsburg, passed away on Monday, April 29, 2019, at Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital after a brief illness. She was born on Saturday, October 10, 1925 in Benton, a daughter of the late Owen and Fannie (Arter) Hartman.  Vida graduated from Benton High School in 1943 and expanded her education by attending Bloomsburg State College graduating in 1971 with a Bachelor’s degree in education.    She taught first grade in the …

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    Nancy Myers

    Nancy Myers Benton Nancy H. Myers, age 80, of Derrs Road, Benton, passed away on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at her Jackson Twp. home. She was a lifelong resident of Derrs. Born November 13, 1938 in Jackson Twp., she was the daughter of the late Arden P. and Elsie (Kinney) Heath. Nancy graduated from Benton High School in 1956. Nancy married her loving husband Harry Edwin Myers on July 13, 1957 and together they celebrated 50 years of marriage, until he preceded her in death on November 2, 2007….

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    Susan Gage

    Susan Gage Bloomsburg Susan (Krouse) Gage, 71, of Bloomsburg, died Thursday, April 25th, 2019 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Born January 27, 1948 in Columbus, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late  John P. and Kay (Lambert) Krouse.  She and her husband, Robert A. “Bob”    Gage, would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on September 13th. Mrs. Gage was a 1969 graduate of Mansfield University and earned her R. N. degree from Geisinger Medical Center’s…

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    Nancy Caldwell

    Nancy Caldwell Nancy A. (Babb) Caldwell, 81, of Stillwater, died Wednesday morning, April 17, 2019 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Born December 1, 1937 in Bloomsburg she was a daughter of the late Elinor J. (Chapin) Hagenbuch, who died December 26, 2005.    She and her husband, Ronald L. Caldwell, would have celebrated 63 years of marriage on June 23rd.  Nancy attended the former Stillwater School and later Benton High School where she graduated in 1955. She deeply…

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    Gary Good, M.D.

    Gary Good, M.D. Dr. Gary R. Good, 62, of Bethany, Wayne County, died Friday evening, April 12th, 2019 at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale. Born August 13, 1956 at the Nanticoke Hospital, he was a son of Ralph S. and Shirley M. (Hontz) Good, of rural Orangeville.  Gary was a 1974 graduate of Benton High School.  He then attended the University of Pennsylvania from 1974 to 1976, Wilkes College from 1976 to 1978 and then the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine i…

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    Harold Rosencrance

    Harold Rosencrance Harold L. Rosencrance, 65, beloved husband to Brenda (Butchko), married 37 years, proud father of twin sons Shane (Marietta, GA) and Devin (Fayetteville), and cherished father-in-law to Katrina (Fayetteville) passed away April 12, 2019. Harold was the son of the late Dorothy (Goss) and Melvin L. Rosencrance (Shickshinny) and brother to the late David Rosencrance (Chalfont). He was a 1971 graduate of Northwest Area High School and a member of the Class Reunion Planning Commi…

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    William Zaruta

    William Zaruta William J. Zaruta, 66, of Mifflin Township passed away on Wednesday, April 10th, 2019 at his home. Born on July 13th, 1952, he was the son of the late John and Mary Zaruta.  He graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1970 and moved to Berwick where he spent a career as a truck driver and truck jockey for the Wise Potato Chips Company. Bill was a lover of history and enjoyed spending his time outside at his home with his late wife, Denise (Knecht) Zaruta, and his chi…

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    Reverend Daniel Dennis

    Reverend Daniel Dennis The Reverend Daniel L. Dennis, 67, of Carlisle, a native of rural Shickshinny, died unexpectedly Friday, March 29, 2019 at his Carlisle home.    Born March 20, 1952 at the Nanticoke Hospital, he was the son of Derl L. Dennis, of rural Shickshinny and the late Carmen J. (Fritz) Dennis, who died July 3, 2005. Rev. Dennis was a 1970 graduate of the Northwest Area High School, a 1974 graduate of Asbury College in Wilmore, Kentucky.  He then earned his Masters…

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    Rev. James Kremer

    Rev. James Kremer Benton Rev. James Francis Kremer, 76, of Benton, died Thursday evening, March 28th, 2019 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.  He had been in declining health for the past year and a half. Born November 13, 1942 in Pottsville, he was a son of the late Clair Francis and Margaret Amelia (Phillips) Kremer.  He and his wife, Gloria Jean (Parks) Kremer, celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary on February 11th. Jim grew up on a farm in Mifflin Township, and was a gra…