Andrew Joseph Yakscoe

U. S. Air Force Veteran

Andrew Joseph Yakscoe, 81, Mountain Top, died Sept. 12, 2014, at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

Born in Port Kennedy, Pennsylvania, he was a son of the late Andrew and Margaret (Hall) Yakscoe. He served in the U. S. Air Force for six years at Bowling Air Field in Washington, D. C., where he maintained B-25 airplanes.

Andy worked for the IBM Corp. for more than 40 years as a customer engineer, then an instructor and finally as a field manager in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area.

His greatest joy in life, besides his family, was getting to know each and every person that crossed his path. He remembered each of you. Please remember Andy when you recall one of his jokes or stories, of which he had many.

Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, were his son, Scott Yakscoe; and a sister, Marlene Vernose.

Surviving are his wife of 60 years, June (Phillippy) Yakscoe; daughters, Barbara Sauls and her husband, Fred, and Sandra Yakscoe, both of Mountain Top; brothers, James Yakscoe, Amityville, Pennsylvania, and John Yakscoe, Cincinnati; grandchildren, Allisia Gennetts and her husband, Dan McDonough, and Jared Yakscoe; great-granddaughter, Alyse McKennetts. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

Funeral services will be held at noon Wednesday at the McCune Funeral Home, 80 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top. Interment will follow in Albert Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p. m. on Tuesday and again from 10:30 a. m. until the time of the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Mountain Top Active Adult Center or the Alzheimer’s Association .

Suzanne Stevens

Enjoyed Cards, Quilting

Suzanne McGowan Stevens, Fairview Heights, Mountain Top, died Sept. 7, 2014.

Born in Ashley on Nov. 28, 1920, she was the daughter of the late William and Rosia McGowan.

Suzanne was a 1939 graduate of Ashley High School and was formerly employed by Funke’s Embroidery Co. in Ashley and, before retiring, was the manager of the Old River Road Bakery in Mountain Top.

She was a member of Plymouth Chapter 345 Order of the Eastern Star, the Mountain Top Leisure Group, Christ United Methodist Church, the Sunshine Circle and the Mr. Hawk Sunday School Class.

Suzanne enjoyed playing cards and quilting with her friends.

Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, were her husband, Elwood, in 1993, and her brother, William McGowan, in 1998.

Surviving are her nieces, Paula Kaschenbach, Sweet Valley; Robyn McGowan, Ashley; and Nancy McGowan, Hanover; along with great-nieces and great-nephews.

The funeral was held from McCune Funeral Home, 80 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top. Funeral services were in Christ United Methodist Church.

Memorial donations may be made to Christ United Methodist Church, Mountain Top.