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January 21, 2011

Victor Didinsky
Former Co-Owner, Fallsburg Bottling Works, 96

We celebrate the 96 years of life of Victor Didinsky. He passed peacefully on Sunday, January 16, 2011, a longtime resident of South Fallsburg.
Victor majored in mathematics at the University of Arkansas, receiving his BA in 1935. Entering the Army as a lieutenant, Victor spent World War II in military intelligence in the Pacific. Returning from the war, he married Harriet in 1946 and returned to the family business, Fallsburg Bottling Works, in South Fallsburg. In 1959, Victor continued to be co-owner of the Fallsburg Bottling Works until the business was sold in 1987. Since then Victor has been retired and enjoying his life with his wife of 64 years.
He is survived by his wife Harriet Didinsky; his sons, James and Bruce Hurwitz; and his three grandchildren, Marc, Sophie and Abbie.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home, Inc., 388 Broadway, Monticello.
Burial will be in the South Fallsburg Hebrew Association Cemetery, Marsh Rd., Glen Wild.
Funeral arrangements by Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home, Inc., Monticello. For directions or to send the family a condelence note visit the website at www.josephngarlickfuneral

Sylvia Jane Martin Crary
Retired High School Librarian, 90

Sylvia Jane Martin Crary of Jersey Shore, Pa., passed away Thursday, January 13, 2011 at Rose View Center where she resided nearly two years. She was 90.
She was born April 8, 1920 in Seneca Falls, NY, the daughter of Albert and Mary Ellen Niles Martin. She lived in Mechanicsville where her mother was an elementary teacher.
She graduated from SUNY in Geneseo with a degree in Library Science and received her Master’s Degree from SUNY in New Paltz. Sylvia was a high school librarian during the ’40s and later an elementary school librarian in Liberty, where she still has many friends and family. Sylvia and her husband Bob were active members in the Presbyterian and later the Methodist Church in Liberty. She was a 4-H leader for many years.
She was the wife of her beloved husband William Robert Crary who passed away in 1970. After she retired, she moved to Williamsport, Pa., to be near her daughter and family.
She was a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority and the New Covenant United Church of Christ of Williamsport. An avid reader, she enjoyed playing bridge, traveling, dancing and being with friends and family. Sylvia had a wonderful sense of humor and enjoyed volunteering at the children’s department at James V. Brown Library.
Sylvia is survived by two daughters, Miriam Boyd and her husband Thomas of Jersey Shore, Pa. and Connie Crary and her husband Stephen Brong of Cortland; two sons, John Crary and his wife Geraldine of Somers, NY, and Alan Crary and his wife Jean of Lincoln, Neb.; ten grandchildren, William, Thomas and Kathleen Crary, Megan, Jaclyn and Robert Boyd, Joshua O’Connor, Courtney LeBow, Laura and Diane Crary; and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, January 21, 2011 at the Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home, Ltd., “A Life Celebration Home,” 1002 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore, Pa.
Relatives and friends are invited to Sylvia’s Life Celebration service being held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 22, 2011 at the New Covenant United Church of Christ, 202 E. Third St., Williamsport, Pa., with the Rev. Clara Benson officiating.Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the James V. Brown Library 19 E. Fourth St., Williamsport, PA 17701 or MDA 366 N. Main St., Taylor, PA 18517
Arrangements by Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home, Ltd.,

Priscilla Scanlan
Retired Registered Nurse, 94

Priscilla Scanlan of S. Otselic, NY, and formerly of Woodbourne, passed away on Sunday, January 16, 2011, at the Valley View Nursing Home in Norwich. She was 94.
Mrs. Scanlan was born November 15, 1916 in Romulus, a daughter of the late Henry and Edna Cassidy VanVleet. A resident of South Otselic since 1995, she was a member of the United Methodist Church of South Otselic. From 1937 until her retirement in 1962, she worked as a registered nurse for different hospitals and physicians. Mrs. Scanlan enjoyed playing cards, cooking and baking, needlecrafts, and solving crossword puzzles. She cherished her family and adored her great-great granddaughter. A hard worker and a creature of habit, she got along with everyone she knew.
She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Evelyn Scanlan, of Pitcher; her granddaughters, Lee Jean (Michael) Stith of Pitcher and Dawn (Wayne Foster) Loomis of S. Otselic; her great-grandchildren, Jacob, Casey and Elyshia Stith, and Nellie, Ashlyn, and Ryan Loomis; and great-great-granddaughter, Leah Stith.
She was predeceased by her husband, John Scanlan, in 1995; her son, Lee Scanlan, in 2010; two sisters and three brothers.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 29, 2011, at the United Methodist Church of South Otselic, with the Rev. Carl Johnson officiating.
Expressions of sympathy in memory of Mrs. Scanlan may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus, NY. To leave a personal message for the family, visit

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