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Joanne Mchugh

Nov 14, 1938 - Nov 25, 2023

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Stroudsburg, PA

Joanne M. McHugh, 85, of Stroudsburg, passed away Saturday, November 25, at home.She was the loving wife of the late George B. McHugh. They celebrated 50 years of marriage together before his passing in 2016.Born in New York City, she was the daughter of the late Ann Moran. Joanne graduated from Roxborough High School and was named the class athlete. She had a lovely singing voice and sang with the Philadelphia Orchestra Choir, performing at Carnegie Hall. Joanne was also very talented at se...Read More

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Florence Heath-Brinkley

Jul 29, 1929 - Feb 26, 2024

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Stroudsburg, PA

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our beloved Mother Florence Heath-Brinkley on February 26, 2024, due to a brief illness at the age of 94. Florence had resided at the Pleasant Valley Manor Nursing Home in Stroudsburg, PA where she passed away. She was born in Washington, District of Columbia, and moved to Cottage City, MD in 1936, where she attended elementary school and graduated from Bladensburg High School in 1947. She met Ralph Heath (deceased) through Ralph’s sister. They were married on September 27, 1947 and were together for 40 years. After Ralph’s passing (in 1988) Florence met and married Wilbur Brinkley in 1992. They were married for 17 years before Wilbur passed away in 2009. In 2010, she sold her home in Maryland and went to live with her daughter in Effort, PA until 2023. Florence was a kind and generous soul, always putting others’ needs before her own. Her love and compassion extended to all those who knew her, and she will be remembered for her infectious smile, warm personality and loving ways. She is survived by her sister Carolyn Blauvelt from Silver Springs, MD., her three children, Elaine Morales (Ray) from NC, Janet Bilecki and Brian Heath from Effort, PA., 5 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren that she loved so very much. We will all miss her deeply. Rest in peace, dear mother. You will forever be in our hearts and memories. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Florence’s memory to Effort United Methodist Church, in Effort PA, or Awsom Animal Shelter, in Stroudsburg, PA. The family plans on a Celebrating of Life at Fort Lincoln, in Brentwood, MD, at an announced future date. The Kresge Funeral Home, 1763 Route 209, Brodheadsville, is in charge of the arrangements. www.kresgefuneralhome.com

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Jason Kishbaugh

Apr 15, 1982 - Feb 19, 2024

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Stroudsburg, PA

Jason Kishbaugh, 41, of Stroudsburg Pa passed away Monday February 19, 2024, unexpectedly at his home on the birthday of his late mother Donna Kishbaugh. Jason graduated from Pleasant Valley High School, class of 2000. He was competitive in everything he did and was very energetic and known for his crazy sense of humor. He was a truly caring person that will be deeply missed by all that had the pleasure of knowing him. You could often find Jason filling his time at the bowling alley enjoying the same game appreciated by so many of his family. He enjoyed watching all sports but loved his Miami Dolphins and New York Yankees. He would always have his dog by his side as they did everything together. Jason is survived by his daughter Olivia Kishbaugh: sisters Amy Kishbaugh and Dawn Kishbaugh; niece Hannah Belhaj; nephews Caeser and Zayn Belhaj; cousins Brad and Gregory Miller, Connie Hartley and her husband Robert; Pamela Tolbert and husband Johnny of Florida; Chris Kishbaugh and wife Heather of North Carolina, Sarah, Crystal, Brady and Jessie Kishbaugh of Stroudsburg and his aunt Debbie Miller and her husband Greg of Stroudsburg. He was preceded in death by his grandmother Sadie Kishbaugh, Grandfather Clarence Kishbaugh, uncles Thomas and Clarence Kishbaugh and his aunt Diane Kishbaugh. Funeral services will be private. Please consider a donation to help offset costs for the family to the Joseph J Pula Funeral home, 23 N. 9th St. Stroudsburg PA 18360. To to the family or in memory of Jason A. Kishbaugh, please

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Arthur V Martin Jr

Aug 20, 1950 - Feb 24, 2024

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Stroudsburg, PA

Arthur V Martin Jr passed away peacefully on Saturday February 24th surrounded by his loving family.Arthur was born in Morristown Nj on August 20th, 1950, to Arthur Martin Sr and Lois Gore. He attended Morristown High School. He and his wife Laura Martin had just celebrated their 41st wedding anniversary on January 15th. Arthur worked shipping and receiving for Honeywell Inc. Arthur was a one of a kind and loving, husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend. He enjoyed word searches, taking walks with his grandson, spending time with his family, playing games with his grandchildren, watching his favorite TV show reruns and enjoying the outdoors in the summertime.Arthur is survived by his faithful and loving wife of 41 years Laura J Martin of Stroudsburg, two sons William Martin of Scranton, Jason Martin and his wife Erica of Scotrun. A daughter Tara Martin of Stroudsburg Pa. Granddaughter Hailey Martin and grandson Jason Martin Jr. Two brothers Floyd Martin and his wife Carmen of Freeland. Donald Martin and his wife Lois of hickory NC, a sister Cathy Counterman of Sebring FL and several nieces and nephews.Preceded in death by parents Arthur and Lois Martin, Sisters Cindy and Beverly.A celebration of life service will be held for Arthur on March 6th, 2024, from 4-6 pm. At Bensing-Thomas funeral home.401 N 5th StreetStroudsburg, Pa 18360In lieu of flowers the family is asking for donations made in Arthur's honor to the National Emphysema Foundation.

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Carol Hodge

Aug 31, 1936 - Feb 20, 2024

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East Stroudsburg, PA

Carol Hodge, 87, of East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania died Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at her residence. She was the widow of the late Dr. Hugh P. Hodge and later in life, Abraham Wohl. Born in New York, NY, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Eleanor (Margoes) Phillips. Carol worked as a kindergarten teacher and loved her time with children. She had a giving nature and was a gracious hostess, always greeting people with a smile. Taking trips to the beach, especially the Jersey Shore were treasured moments for her. Carol cherished her dogs and loved shepherds and Newfoundlands. She was a loving mother and grandmother and will be missed. She is survived by her son Craig Hodge, daughter Susan Hodge; daughter-in-law Jeanine Silvani; grandchildren: Brogan Hodge; Shannon, Jane, and Christina Silverman; and cherished cousins Patricia and Thomas Kelly. Carol was preceded in death by her two sons, Keith and Gary. Fr. William Clark will celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, February 28, 2024, at 11:00 am at the Church of St. Luke, 800 Main Street, Stroudsburg, PA 18360. Family will receive friends from 10:00 am to the time of service. Burial will follow at Laurelwood Cemetery, 901 Bryant Street, Stroudsburg, PA 18360. pulafuneralhome.com To to the family or in memory of Carol Hodge, please

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Martha Elizabeth DeFrancesco

Apr 17, 1925 - Feb 08, 2024

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Stroudsburg, PA

Martha Elizabeth (Bierbower) DeFrancesco, 98, of East Stroudsburg, formerly of Souderton, PA went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 8, 2024, at Pleasant Valley Manor, Stroudsburg, PA.Martha was born in Baltimore, Maryland to the late Charles T. Bierbower and the late Margaret E. (Greaf) Bierbower. She graduated from high school in Baltimore City County.During her marriage, Martha raised her daughters and managed the household as her profession. Afterwards, she worked as an Office Manager for Altec, Colmar, PA for 10 years, retiring in 1991. She went on to work in Paradise Manor, a personal care home in Hatfield for several years, and then provided private home health care.Martha was an active member of Immanuel Leidy's Church for over 35 years. She was involved in many ministries, including assisting with Summer Bible School and Sunday School, helping in the Nursery, working to set up the annual Rummage Sale, and running the church Library. She was an avid reader of biographies, a talented seamstress, and enjoyed playing cards, especially Bridge. She delighted in watching all major team sports. Martha was active in the early Pro-Life movement and donated to numerous charitable organizations throughout her life.She is survived by her three daughters, Joanne DeFrancesco of East Stroudsburg, PA, Dianne DeFrancesco and husband Steve Martin of Marietta, GA, Renee Reichley and husband Scott of Green Lane, PA, her granddaughter, Carey Lear and husband Craig of Perkasie, PA and her grandson, Sam Reichley, and her two great-grandsons, Austin Lear of Perkasie, PA and Logan Lear of Perkasie, PA. She was preceded in death by her former husband, John Donald DeFrancesco.Inurnment and a private Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, March 16th, 2024, at 11:00 am at Immanuel Leidy's Church, 276 W. Cherry Lane, Souderton, PA 18964.In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to Immanuel Leidy's Church 273 W. Cherry Lane, Souderton, PA 18964.Arrangements by: Anders-Detweiler Funeral Home & Crematory, 130 East Broad Street, Souderton, Pennsylvania 18964. To send online condolences to the family, visit www.andersfh.com.

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Rose A. Thomas

Sep 26, 1961 - Feb 21, 2024

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Stroudsburg, PA

Rose A. Thomas, age 62 of Polk Township, Kunkletown, PA passed away Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at St. Luke’s Hospital – Monroe Campus in Stroudsburg, PA surrounded by her family after a valiant fight with cancer.Rose was the loving wife of Jeffrey A. Thomas Sr. They celebrated their 33rd Wedding Anniversary on December 24, 2023.She was born in Philadelphia, PA on September 26, 1961, daughter of the late Kenneth Sammonds and Eileen (Calhoun). She spent most of her life in Bucks County, Pa before moving to the Poconos to enjoy the slower pace and beautiful scenery. Spending her time caring for her family, animals, and plants she was a truly giving person who never hesitated to act when help was needed. An avid animal lover she cared for countless little souls of all varieties.We have been blessed with the presence of Rose in our lives. She will be deeply missed by her husband: Jeffrey A. Thomas Sr. of Kunkletown, PA, her children: Heather White and her husband Robert of Jim Thorpe, PA and Jeffrey A. Thomas Jr. of Albrightsville, PA.Rose is survived by 13 grandchildren including Destiny, Kayla, Nathan, Noel, Hazel, and Holly. as well as several siblings including her recently discovered sister Debbie Disipio of Bucks County, PA and brother Michael Surine and his wife Shelly of Georgia.Family and friends are welcome to offer condolences on Thursday, March 7, 2024 from 12 pm until 2 pm at which time we will share memories.Interment is private and at the convenience of the family.In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made In Loving Memory of Rose A. Thomas to: American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 42040, Oklahoma City, OK 7323 or on line at www.cancer.org.Gower Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., 1426 Route 209, Gilbert, PA is entrusted with her arrangements.

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Bernard Bulay, Jr.

Sep 06, 1975 - Feb 19, 2024

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East Stroudsburg, PA

Bernard Bulay, Jr., 48, of East Stroudsburg passed away unexpectedly on Monday February 19, 2024,after a yearlong battle with Multiple Myeloma. He was the husband of Lisa (Sheehan) Bulay.Born September 6, 1975, in Englewood, NJ, the son of the Bernard Bulay, Sr. and Debbie (Daus) Bulay.He grew up in Fairview, New Jersey. He loved all sports, especially football. He enjoyed spending timewith his family and watching his children play sports.He is survived by his children, Nicholas, Shane, Ava and Lyla. He is also survived by his brotherLawrence Bulay.The family is organizing a Memorial Service in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. More information willbe provided as soon as it is available.

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Robert T. Arezzi

May 07, 1979 - Feb 19, 2024

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Stroudsburg, PA

Robert “Rob” T. Arezzi, age 44 of Kunkletown, PA passed away suddenly on Monday, February 19, 2024 at St. Luke’s Hospital Monroe Campus in Stroudsburg, PA.Robert was born in Huntington, NY on May 7, 1979, son of Hope (Hergerton) Arezzi of Effort, PA and Thomas Arezzi of Long Island, NY.He had worked as a truck driver for Gary Gray Trucking in Columbia, NJ for 21 years.Rob loved football, watching the news, documentaries and the first 48. He loved to grill on his Blackstone and drink his Heinekens. Rob loved the beach and loved swimming in the ocean ( until he was prune). His pride and joy was his daughter Mia and his son Anthony. He looked forward every year for family trips in August and would book them in February because his excitement got the best of him.He loved his dogs Rocky and Lucy, even though they were a "pain in his backside" He also loved doing mechanical work on cars.He talked very highly of his friends James Reilly, Johnny and Norma, Teddy and Ernie Frantz and the Gray family.We have been blessed with the presence of Robert in our lives. In addition to his parents, Robert will be deeply missed by his children: Anthony J. Odowd of Smithtown, NY and Mia Arezzi of Saylorsburg, PA, his girlfriend: Jennifer Turner of Kunkletown, PA.He is also survived by three siblings: Thomas Arezzi and wife Christine of Nazareth, PA, Briana Dunnigan and husband Chris of Kunkletown, PA and Angelo Arezzi and wife Malania of Jacksonville, FL and several nieces and nephews.Funeral services will be held 3 pm, Monday, February 26, 2024 at Gower Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., 1426 Route 209, Gilbert, PA 18331 with Deacon Joe Rodgers officiating.Family and friends are welcome to offer condolences of Monday, February 26, 2024 from 1 pm until 3 pm at the funeral home.Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family.Gower Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., 1426 Route 209, Gilbert, PA is entrusted with his arrangements.www.gowerfuneralhome.com

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Patricia Stossel

Aug 11, 1941 - Feb 19, 2024

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East Stroudsburg, PA

Patricia “Pat” Stossel, 82, of Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania died Monday, February 19, 2024, at Lehigh Valley Hospice House in East Stroudsburg surrounded by her loving family. She was the widow of the late Edward Stossel with whom she had shared almost 60 years of marriage prior to his passing in 2022. Born in Barne