Jay

Kingston, PA

#25 Sep 25, 2010
There are many places many times better to move than Glen Lyon, its a depressed town much like many towns in Pennsylvania, county and state government are corrupt, taxes are seriously high for the value of the properties and the less than average national income. Health care is not that great, and the scenery is far from beautiful as they strip mined the area in the 1960's. Trust me, people that leave there don't come back unless they visit.
Bushka

West Bloomfield, MI

#26 Oct 25, 2010
Terry wrote:
Hello! If you are in your 70's and originally from Glen Lyon did you know my friend Pauline? I can't seem to remember her maiden name. I know it began with a T. May Tereshefski or something like that. She married a Kashefski.
Also my cousins wife's family is from there. The Rembecki's. My cousin and his wife still live there on Main St., the Dule family.
Hello Terry, I AM 70, but have many pleasant memories of Glen Lyon. Altho, I did not live there, I have always felt a strong connection. Unfortunately, I don't remember the names you mentioned, but hope you recall my folks.
John & Frances NAMOWICZ were my grandparents who resided at
36 Engle St on top of the rocky hill.
They had approx 12 children, of which my mom Joan Frances was the
youngest, I believe and we lived in Brooklyn NY.
Aunt Lottie & her husband Eddie Broza, plus uncle Lenny who owned the barber shop in town, Uncle Eddie went to New Jersey on a farm with many children, Uncle Tony & his family lived nearby,& uncle Johnny & wife Sadie settled in Wrightstown NJ. The other 6 children of my grandparents died many years before, during the flu
epidemic of 1918.
Also remember Mamie Forgach (next door neighbor) and her daughter Margie & brother Peter. In the dusk of evening,I'd gather with a few friends outside-and remember only Danny's name.
I need to see the house again. Hope I won't be disappointed. Some of the residents have not been so nice, as I have discovered on the internet. Thank you for reading this.

Terrt

AOL

#27 Oct 27, 2010
Bushka wrote:
<quoted text>
Hello Terry, I AM 70, but have many pleasant memories of Glen Lyon. Altho, I did not live there, I have always felt a strong connection. Unfortunately, I don't remember the names you mentioned, but hope you recall my folks.
John & Frances NAMOWICZ were my grandparents who resided at
36 Engle St on top of the rocky hill.
They had approx 12 children, of which my mom Joan Frances was the
youngest, I believe and we lived in Brooklyn NY.
Aunt Lottie & her husband Eddie Broza, plus uncle Lenny who owned the barber shop in town, Uncle Eddie went to New Jersey on a farm with many children, Uncle Tony & his family lived nearby,& uncle Johnny & wife Sadie settled in Wrightstown NJ. The other 6 children of my grandparents died many years before, during the flu
epidemic of 1918.
Also remember Mamie Forgach (next door neighbor) and her daughter Margie & brother Peter. In the dusk of evening,I'd gather with a few friends outside-and remember only Danny's name.
I need to see the house again. Hope I won't be disappointed. Some of the residents have not been so nice, as I have discovered on the internet. Thank you for reading this.
Hello!
The only name I heard before was Forgach that you mentioned.
I grew up in the Nanticoke Area so I have nice memories of that town and Glen Lyon and Mocanaqua. And miss them. Used to visit the cemeteries in Glen Lyon with my mom. She knew people buried there.
Always remember when we would get a thunderstorm Glen Lyon would always get hit the hardest!
One nice memory I have is in the 70's I used to ride my bike to Glen Lyon with my one friend. We always stopped at this one place that was like a 1950's drug store/soda fountain!
Julie Kkoch

Fairport, NY

#28 Apr 28, 2012
ron wrote:
<quoted text>
her last name was novak , she had a son eddie novak
I have been looking for info on Helen Novak and family and the relationship to Joseph Kwiatkowski of Rochester NY. We use to visit a Helen Novak in Glen Lyon back in the 70's and I cant remember the relationship to my dad Joe.
Ron

Roanoke, VA

#29 May 5, 2012
I just talked to my mother and she said Helen and your dad joe were brother and sister, along with my grandfather steve, this would make you and my mother first cousins, she also told me that your dad joe lived with them in newark, nj for a short time. my mothers name is laverne and my grandmothers name was petrunella, i hope this helps .... keep in touch
Suz

Berwick, PA

#30 Oct 30, 2012
Chipsy wrote:
I live in Los Angeles, but grew up in yucky Glen Lyon. The natives are strictly dis, dem and dos. There is something in the water, indeed. The town is visually bankrupt. It's dead as a doornail. Not even a decent place to raise children. All who enter here, abandon all hope.
By all means, PLEASE stay in California. Your presence in not missed as you are probably a nobody to being with. I am a "native", 5th generation to be exact. It is my family who helped establish this town. Many of us "natives" are PROUD to call it home.As there are still plenty of us left~ As far as the "dis", "dem" and "dos", this town was built by immagrants you ignorant JUKIE! Most of them working TOGETHER in the mines to provide a life in this country for their families. A lot of nationalities living and working here, coal miner lingo was born. You know NOTHING of this towns history. God knows! Los Angeles is just such a safe and clean place to live in (YUCK!) You deserve to be there....
Suz

Berwick, PA

#31 Oct 30, 2012
Bushka wrote:
<quoted text>
Hello Terry, I AM 70, but have many pleasant memories of Glen Lyon. Altho, I did not live there, I have always felt a strong connection. Unfortunately, I don't remember the names you mentioned, but hope you recall my folks.
John & Frances NAMOWICZ were my grandparents who resided at
36 Engle St on top of the rocky hill.
They had approx 12 children, of which my mom Joan Frances was the
youngest, I believe and we lived in Brooklyn NY.
Aunt Lottie & her husband Eddie Broza, plus uncle Lenny who owned the barber shop in town, Uncle Eddie went to New Jersey on a farm with many children, Uncle Tony & his family lived nearby,& uncle Johnny & wife Sadie settled in Wrightstown NJ. The other 6 children of my grandparents died many years before, during the flu
epidemic of 1918.
Also remember Mamie Forgach (next door neighbor) and her daughter Margie & brother Peter. In the dusk of evening,I'd gather with a few friends outside-and remember only Danny's name.
I need to see the house again. Hope I won't be disappointed. Some of the residents have not been so nice, as I have discovered on the internet. Thank you for reading this.
I live in Forgach's house :-) Alot has changed. Your grandparents house is owned by a nice, quiet couple (good neighbors)The house is still standing and just as I remember it when I was a child. My Grandmother lived on East Main and I grew up playing in the "alley" (Engle St) I remember your uncle "Lenny the Barber" fondly too.
Suz

Berwick, PA

#32 Oct 30, 2012
I am not from Mt. Top...I live in Glen Lyon
Glenn

Berwick, PA

#33 Oct 30, 2012
I live here.....If it wasn't for "the d" and the meth-heads, it's a great mom&pop little town...I rented here, in the 90's, bought in 2000, even convinced some friends to buy here. Yeah, there is ALOT of ssi-recipient leaches, NO, I'm NOT one of them.....and you can't beat the woods here ;-)
Glenn

Berwick, PA

#34 Oct 30, 2012
@ Suz, I presume you have VZ d.s.l. svc. hence, the mtn. top i/p address, and my "berwick" being metrocast cable....3 of your close neighbors, are good friends of mine, Chuck, Phil, and Bobby..... I live in Presnals' old place...
Suz

Berwick, PA

#35 Nov 2, 2012
Glenn wrote:
I live here.....If it wasn't for "the d" and the meth-heads, it's a great mom&pop little town...I rented here, in the 90's, bought in 2000, even convinced some friends to buy here. Yeah, there is ALOT of ssi-recipient leaches, NO, I'm NOT one of them.....and you can't beat the woods here ;-)
There are A LOT of JUKIES in town anymore. That is what happens when the older generation dies out and section 8 snatches up all the properties.
You are right! Ya can't beat the woods here! I know them like the back of my hand :-)
Glenn

Berwick, PA

#36 Nov 2, 2012
Suz wrote:
<quoted text>
There are A LOT of JUKIES in town anymore. That is what happens when the older generation dies out and section 8 snatches up all the properties.
You are right! Ya can't beat the woods here! I know them like the back of my hand :-)
P.S. I Believe my kids trick-or treated your house, this year, my wife was wearing my orange hunting coat....My good buddy is the one who bought/remodeled the house 2 doors up from you, and my best-bud, a scranton-transplant owns the home, at the streetlight, at the "bottom" of the alley.... THERE ARE GREAT PPL. here, anyone who thinks otherwise, is foolish. The townsfolk go all-out for their own.....And, trust me, there is a STRONG generation, RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW, that wants the welfare-recipient TRASH, and NY/NJ SLUMLORDS OUT!!
Glenn

Berwick, PA

#37 Nov 2, 2012
I presume you knew Louise E. as well.....she used to sit, at every bar she went to, with a little bell, anybody who cursed, she'd DEMAND a quarter from.....we'd all get miffed, put pay-up to the elderly lady....at the height of summer, she'd take all that money, buy beer, and all the fixings for a great cookout for all of us potty-mouths, at her house!! We started cussin' on purpose, I think!! Sadly, she passed a few weeks ago....Gonna miss the old gal..
melissa

Nanticoke, PA

#38 Nov 18, 2012
I have lived in glen lyon for 16 years. I am raising two smart loving children and married a glen lyon native....I can say that you are right, glen lyon is not like LA, we are much smaller,(the crime rate is alot smaller than LA as well) no, we arent chock full of movie stars, and we do have to travel about 5-10 miles to work, but I can also say....I, AS WELL AS THE REST OF MY FAMILY HAVE ALL OF OUR TEETH, WE ARE ALL WELL EDUCATED (BOASTING AN AERONAUTICAL ENGINEER, PRISON GUARDS, AND AN AUDIOLOGIST IN OUR FAMILY) kindly do not judge, every area has those people who do not like to work, but I feel you are being very stereotypical! and btw....I am 37 years old and have worked consistantly since I was 13, and at NO time have I had the luxury of hanging out on main street collecting assistance!
melissa

Nanticoke, PA

#39 Nov 18, 2012
Louise E was my husbands grandmother....she did pass away on Sept 20 of this year
george c

Sun City, AZ

#41 Dec 1, 2012
Help Help Help Im trying to contact Loretta Farmulk,we were in Newport High in 47/48,& I dont know where to start,can anyone out ther help??
Marjo

Kingston, PA

#42 Dec 22, 2012
Time to build GL back up!
brian p

Conshohocken, PA

#43 Feb 12, 2013
Born and raised and its where ill die
Pat

Phoenix, AZ

#44 May 27, 2013
My Mom Victoria (maiden name Beleski) grew up there at 104 E Main St. We visited when I was a kid in the mid fifties and had a fantastic time playing ball in a nearby school or park and interacting with many friendly people, including the nearby store up the street. My uncle Shike was an artist who also painted commercial road signs. Came back many years later around 2000-01 and the house address had changed but area looked very abandoned compared to when I was a youngster.
Sherry

Livonia, MI

#45 Oct 9, 2013
To Terri, My mom and grandparents are from Glen Lyon, then moving to Michigan, As a child I do remember the name the Rembeckie's, they used to visit my grandparents often. Can't remember the husband and wife's name tho. Many people settled in michigan and we used to attend the Glen Lyon Picnic every summer, but those days are long gone.... My grandparents name was Kazmierski... ring a bell to you?

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