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Earlyn (Bill) D. Gamble, 79,

Earlyn (Bill) D. Gamble, 79, of Sugar Run, PA passed away peacefully on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011 at Robert Packer Hospital with his loving family at his side.

Born in Sugar Run on Feb. 2, 1932, he was a son of the late Earl J. and Evelyn Garey Gamble. He attended Wyalusing High School and graduated in the class of 1949. He married the former Mabel Smith of Laceyville on Nov. 6, 1950; they had been married for 61 years.

After school, he worked with his father at the Wyalusing Planing Mill, later joining his father in running the business, and took over after his father passed away. He retired in 1993. In retirement, he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He loved the outdoors, doing yard work, hunting, fishing and watching the wildlife.

He was a member of the Wyalusing United Methodist Church and a past master of the Wyalusing Mason’s lodge # 618 F A&M.

Surviving are his spouse, Mabel, at home; a son, Dan Gamble, Sugar Run; daughters and sons-in-law, Cindy (Tony) Adams, Sugar Run, Bitsy (Bill) Boyle, Cherry Hill, NJ, Brenda (Ed) Dawe, Sugar Run; grandchildren, Sean, Stephanie, Justin, Nikki, Katie, Erica, Tim; great-grandchildren, Jonathan, Jocelyn, Ellie, Rebekah, Clara and a sister and brother-in-law, Norma (Robert) Baldwin, Sugar Run.

Funeral Services will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Services are under the direction of P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing.

The family will provide the flowers and requests that memorial contributions be sent to the Bradford County Humane Society, PO Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850, or the Wyalusing United Methodist Church, PO Box 155, Wyalusing, PA 18853-0155, or in honor of his granddaughter, donations can be sent to The LARC School, 1089 Creek Rd, Bellmawr, NJ 08031.

To send condolences or sign the e-guestbook, please go to www.homerfuneralhome.com.

 

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