Russell Traver

Russell Harold Traver

1930 - 2011

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Russell H. Traver, Sr., age 80 of Noxen, passed away Friday, September 30, 2011 at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Mr. Traver was born December 19, 1930 in Noxen, and was the son of the late Durkin and Margaret Jenkins Traver. He and his wife, the former Eleanore (Jean) Gummo, resided in Noxen and spent their winters in Davenport FL. Russell was employed by Procter and Gamble Paper Products, Mehoopany, for 23 years, retiring in 1989. He was a member of the Noxen Bible Baptist Church. Surviving in addition to his wife, Eleanore (Jean) are children: Patricia Rifenbery of Meshoppen, Russell, Jr. of Dallas, Samuel of Tunkhannock, Edith Wiltsie of Beaumont, Eleanore Decker of Aspers, Nancy Foster of Altmar, NY, Anthony of Noxen; 18 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren; making 75 in all, including spouses; also sisters: Alice of Plymouth and Betty of Beaumont. Mr. Traver's funeral service will be held Monday at 6:00 pm from the Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home, Inc., corner of routes 29 & 118, Pikes Creek, with his former pastor, Jerry Tallent , retired, officiating. Friends may call from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM prior to the service on Monday. The family requests that flowers be omitted.
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