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January 22, 2010 Issue
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Minnie Alice Labar, 86

Minnie Alice Labar, 86, a resident of Wayne Woodlands Manor, Waymart, Pa., died peacefully Tuesday at the manor.
She was married for 63 years to Milton Joseph Labar who died in 2002. The couple married in Glenwood, NJ, on January 13, 1939.
Born June 24, 1922 in Roscoe, NY, she was the daughter of the late Harvey and Pearl Peck Campbell and was a 1938 graduate of Narrowsburg High School.
Minnie was a homemaker, wife and mother. She dedicated her time and life to raising their ten children, all of whom are still living. In later years, Minnie traveled with her husband. She spent time researching her family and the Labar family, contacting relatives throughout the United States. Minnie loved history and researching old records to develop a genealogy for both families. She became the family historian with many a tale to tell the children and grandchildren. She loved to cook, bake, crochet, and knit for all of the grandchildren, cousins, nieces, and nephews. Everyone at some time received a masterpiece made by her. Her crocheted tablecloths went to many weddings and showers, and baby afghans and sweater sets were presented to each new baby in the family.
Minnie will be greatly missed by her children and grandchildren and their families. She will also be greatly missed by all of her friends at Wayne Woodlands who became very close to her over the past few years during her stay with them. They enjoyed her kindness and caring, along with her conversations about her family and their accomplishments. She was loved by all the staff.
She is survived by six sons, Milton and wife Jean of Leesburg, Fla., Eugene and wife Doris of Wyalusing, Pa., Louis and wife Jane of Honesdale, Pa., James and wife Donna of Waymart, Pa., David and wife Cindy of Mountain Home, Id., and George and wife Lisa of Pleasant Mount, Pa.; four daughters, Alice Scott and husband Russell of Abrahamsville, Pa., Jenett Abbott and husband Bob of Honesdale, Pa., Mary Labar of Warwick, Rhode Island, and Ann Russek and husband Karl of Pottstown, Pa.; one brother, James White of Chenango Forks, NY; one sister, Mary Samson of Whitney Point, NY; 17 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; a brother-in-law, Raymond Labar and wife Gladys of Lookout, Pa.; two sisters-in-law, Edith Campbell of Bethany, Pa. and Viola Labar, Waymart, Pa.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by an infant son, Martin; a grandson, Harold N. Scott; three brothers, William and Harvey Campbell and Robert White; and a sister, Betty Jane Campbell.
Friends may call Friday, February 13 from 4 to 8 p.m., and Saturday, Feb. 14 from 9 a.m. until time of service at Jenkins Funeral Home, 269 Belmont St., Waymart, Pa.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 14 at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Mary Bryant, pastor of the Cold Springs Chapel, officiating.
Interment will be made in East Canaan Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wayne County Public Library, 1406 Main St., Honesdale, PA 18431.

Eugene David Nesin
Owner, Rock Ridge Kennels, 66

Eugene “Gene” David Nesin passed away unexpectedly on Monday, February 9, 2009 at home.
He was born on March 27, 1942 in Brooklyn, NY, son of the late Alexander and Pauline Karant Nesin.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Ellen, at home; his sister, Sandra Plafker and her husband, Lloyd, of Half Moon Bay, Calif., his brother, Merritt, and his wife, Roslyn, of Stanford, Conn.; five children, Jessica and Paul, at home; Beth Nesin-Culligan and her husband, Tim, Debra Nesin and her companion, Richard, Sheri Bisland and her husband, Kip, all of Monticello; grandchildren, Channyn and Dylan, Courtney and Lee, Sarah and Greg, Carly, Emily, Samantha and Alexander; and many cousins, nieces and nephews and dear friends.
Eugene was the owner of Rock Ridge Kennels in Monticello along with his wife, Ellen. He was an active member of the National Ski Patrol at Holiday Mountain, the Monticello Central School District Board of Education for over 30 years, the Monticello Kiwanis, the Wurtsboro H.O.G.s (Harley Owners Group), a past-councilman for the Town of Thompson, and a member of Temple Sholom in Monticello.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, February 10 at the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home, 388 Broadway in Monticello with Rabbi Michele Brand Medwin officiating. Interment was made in the Temple Sholom Cemetery, Southwoods Drive, Monticello.
The family will sit Shiva at the Nesin home in Monticello through Friday afternoon at sundown and again from Sunday afternoon through Tuesday evening.
Because Eugene was a strong advocate of the arts in education, a scholarship will be established in his memory at a later date. At this time, memorial donations may be made in Eugene’s name to Temple Sholom or to the charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home of Monticello. For additional information please visit www.josephngarlickfuneral

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