Obituaries

Brand, Ruth

Mrs. Ruth Brand, widow of Rev. Irwin L. Brand, passed away on May 5, 2010. Rev Brand passed away on May 21, 2000. They served Wananie, Fairdale, Daleville/Maple Lake, Carbondale and Mehoopany United Methodist Churches in Scranton & Wilkes-Barre Districts between 1967 and 1984. Ruth was living with her son, Rob, in California at the time of her death. There are no other details available at this time.

Bryden, Gary

Rev. Gary Bryden, Pastor of Gibson Corners United Methodist Church, passed away yesterday morning, Monday, March 15, 2010. Funeral arrangements are pending. Watch your District Hot Line for more details. Please keep the Bryden family in your prayers. Gary and Peg have served Gibson Corners in New York since October, 1995. He has also led several mission trips to Ecaudor.

Heller, Raymon

Raymon M. Heller died Thursday, January 21, 2010, at the Forest City Nursing Home, Forest City, PA. Raymon served as Lay Member of the Union Dale United Methodist Church. A funeral service was held Monday, January 25, 2010, at the Jones and Brennan Funeral Home in Forest City led by Rev. Keith Benjamin.

Hubbard, Edna Carmel

Mrs. Edna Carmel Hubbard, widow of The Rev. Theodore Hubbard, passed away on December 30, 2009. The Hubbards served a dozen or more churches throughout Wyoming Conference and retired to Lakeland, FL. Rev. Hubbard passed away on December 24, 2001. A Resurrection Celebration was held at Lanier Funeral Home, Lakeland, Florida.

Davies, Janet S.

Mrs. Janet S. Davies, wife of The Rev. William H. Davies, passed away on December 17, 2009. Bill and Janet served Factoryville, Wanamie/Alden, Luzerne, Montrose, Sarah Jane Johnson Memorial and Owego United Methodist Churches in Wyoming Conference between 1944 and 1984, when they retired to their home at Heart Lake, PA. A Funeral Service was held on Sunday, December 20, 2009, at the Daniel K. Regan Funeral Home in Montrose, PA.

Goodwin, Eleanor

After a long illness, Mrs. Eleanor Goodwin, wife of The Rev. George Goodwin, passed away on Tuesday, October 13, 2009. George & Eleanor served Wyoming Conference at Elm Park in Scranton, Chinchilla, Wilkes-Barre:Central, Oneonta: First, Norwich Clarks Green, Endicott: Central and Newark Valley as well as the Board of Education and Scranton District Superintendent. Her funeral Service was on Saturday, October 17, 2009, at 11 a.m. at the Clarks Green United Methodist Church Rev. George...

Zandt, Ed

Ed Zandt, President of the Wyoming Conference United Methodist Men, passed away on October 1, 2009, after a long, courageous battle with cancer. Ed was an equalization member to annual conference. Greg Forrester, UMVIM NEJ coordinator said, Ed was instrumental in connecting UMM with our UMVIM ministries - he also assisted in motivating the Troy and Wyoming Annual Conference Bishop and Cabinets to take a VIM mission to Dulac, LA. His passion for outreach was a blessing to us all. The...