George W. Gries
George W. Gries, Milanville, died unexpectedly at home Friday, October 10, 2008.
Born in Damascus, son of the late Russell and Beatrice Weber Gries, he was a retired farmer and truck driver.
George was a loving and supportive husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed all the little people. He was outgoing, friendly and was a positive thinker. He was an active member of Calkins Union Baptist Church and served as Deacon in the past.
All his family and anyone else could always count on his helping hand and time when we needed it. He was always busy. In addition to helping Roger and Jeremy on the farm, he hauled sawdust to many farmers and horse people. Many people knew him and his red International dump truck. He also did butchering for many years. It is comforting to know he is with the Lord now. We will cherish his memory.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Marian (Sheard) Gries; daughters, Linda L. Bayshore and her husband, Thomas of Washingtonville, Pa. and Carol Sams and her husband, Walter of Coram, Long Island; a son, Roger Gries and his wife, Mary of Milanville; five grandchildren, Jeremy Gries and his wife, Holly, Nathan Gries and his wife, Amy, Adam Gries, Emily Ross and her husband, Ken and Alex Saul; five great-grandchildren, Tyler, Olivia, Kalah and Kaitlyn Gries and Hunter Saul; six brothers, LeRoy Gries and his wife, Elizabeth, Charles Gries Sr. and his wife, Alice Mae, Allen Gries, Harold Gries, Walter Gries and his wife, Rose and Vernon Gries and his wife, Norma; five sisters, Alice Turner, Joyce Fuchs, Rosemary Bayly, Gloria Kreamer and husband and Lena Glossenger and her husband, David.
He was preceded in death by a grandson, Roger George Gries, Jr.; a granddaughter-in-law, Stacie O’Connell; three brothers, Howard, Russell and Gerald Gries; and two sisters, Helen Gries-Wilcox and Alma Gries-Hitty.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, October 14 in the Calkin Union Baptist Church with Rev. Lane Jones officiating.
Interment will be in the Calkins Union Cemetery.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Arthur A. Bryant Funeral Home, Honesdale, Pa.
Jeroloma Mae Vallone
Jeroloma Mae Vallone of Roscoe, a homemaker and longtime area resident, died Friday, October 10, 2008 at her home. She was 83.
The daughter of the late Joseph and Serafina DeBella DiLorenzo, she was born October 24, 1924 in Queens.
In a family statement, “Mae, affectionately referred to as Nana was the matriarch of the family. Some of her favorite times were spent around the table with family and friends enjoying meals she had prepared. She especially enjoyed watching her grandchildren grow up into exceptional young adults and she recently had the pleasure of seeing her great-granddaughter, Delinda Mae born a few short days ago. She also cherished her gardens and painting. If you were fortunate enough to have known her, you were certainly blessed.”
Survivors include one daughter, Linda DeSabato of Queens; two sons, Edward A. Vallone and his life partner, Christine Knickerbocker of Liberty and Philip E. Vallone and his wife, Donna of Roscoe; four grandchildren, Denise Pispia and her husband, Frank of Rock Hill, Michael DeSabato of Queens, Philip E. Vallone, Jr. of Roscoe and Nicholas K. Vallone of Roscoe; one great-granddaughter, Delinda Mae Pispia; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held on Monday, October 13 in the Harris Funeral Home, Roscoe.
Memorial contributions in her name may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942 or to Orange-Sullivan Hospice, 800 Stony Brook Ct., Newburgh, NY 12550.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Harris Funeral Home, Roscoe.