Samuel L. Day

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Feb. 16, 2013

Samuel L. Day of Mehoopany died Saturday in the Golden Living Care Center in Tunkhannock. Prior to 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 born Oct. 9, 1916 in Bridgewater Township, 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.

He was an avid beekeeper and enjoyed restoring horse-drawn buggies and wagons at his "Buggy Shop" in Jenningsville. He was a member of the Jenningsville United Methodist Church and a lifetime trustee.

Samuel was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Elizabeth Goodwin Day; daughter, Beverly Simmers; infant grandson, Michael Borgeson; infant great-great granddaughter, Gianna Marie Borgeson; and son-in-law, Edward Huffsmith.

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, Joyce Huffsmith of Tunkhannock; son-in-law, Jack Simmers of Mehoopany; sister, Elaine Billings of Pinellas, Fla.; 13 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family from the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home Inc. 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, with Pastor Joseph Billingsley of Mehoopany Baptist Church and Tim Borgeson, grandson of Samuel, officiating. Interment will be in Vaughn Cemetery, Mehoopany.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to FWM Fire Department, PO Box 182, Mehoopany, PA 18629 or to the Jenningsville United Methodist Church, Mehoopany, PA 18629. Online condolences may be sent to

Published in Times Leader on Feb. 17, 2013