Samuel L. Day of Mehoopany died Saturday in Golden Living Care Center in Tunkhannock. He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Elizabeth Goodwin Day.
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He was born Oct. 9, 1916, in Bridgewater Twp., Susquehanna County, son of the late Judson and Blandine Butts Day. Samuel lived most of his life in Mehoopany, where he owned and operated a dairy farm for many years on Maynard Hill. He later owned Day's Hardware store in Mehoopany and worked for several years at the Pink Apple Restaurant in Tunkhannock. Before moving to Golden Living, he had been a guest at the home of his daughters for six years, having spent the last two years with Jack and Beverly Simmers.
He was an avid beekeeper and enjoyed restoring horse- drawn buggies and wagons at his "Buggy Shop" in Jenningsville. He was a member and lifetime trustee of Jenningsville Methodist Church.
Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Eloise Day of Mehoopany; daughters and son-in-law, Carole and Jim Borgeson of Tunkhannock; and Joyce Huffsmith of Tunkhannock; son-in-law, Jack Simmers of Mehoopany; a sister, Elaine Billings of Pinellas, Fla.; 13 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
Samuel was also preceded in death by a daughter, Beverly Simmers; infant grandson, Michael Borgeson; infant great-great-granddaughter, Gianna Marie Borgeson; and son-in-law, Edward Huffsmith.
Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family from the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home Inc., 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, by Pastor Joseph Billingsley of Mehoopany Baptist Church and Tim Borgeson, Samuel's grandson. Interment will be in Vaughn Cemetery, Mehoopany.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to FWM Fire Department, P.O. Box 182, Mehoopany, PA 18629 or to Jenningsville United Methodist Church, Mehoopany, PA 18629.
On line condolences may be sent to www.sheldonkuku chkafuneralhome.com.
Published in Scranton Times on Feb. 17, 2013