First Posted: 7/29/2009
Edward Archabald, widower of Mildred Siglin Archabald, died on July 5, 2009.
Edward was born in Scranton on September 14, 1916 to Aldoph and Mary Rollins. Archabald was a resident of North Ablington Twp. for over 55 years. Archabald was a veteran of the Army Air Corp during World War II. Prior to retirement he was a dispatcher for Kroehler Furniture Co. in Binghamton for 25 years, proprietor of the Carousel Diner and later a security guard for Lackawanna County Long Term Care. He was an avid fan of all sports at Abington Heights High School for the past 20 years. He is survived by his brother George Archabald. He was preceded in death by his brothers Bill and Victor and sisters Ruth Hogan and Betty Thomas.
Mildred Siglin Archabald will be laid to rest with her beloved husband of 44 years. It was their desire to be buried and memorialized together. Mildred was born in Scranton on September 15, 1916 to Benjamin and Zena Haswell Siglin Rozell and died on October 19, 2003. She is survived by her two children, Marilyn Thye Balish of Reston, VA and Geri Ann Thye Blumenthal of Annapolis, MD; five grandchildren, Peter, Christopher, and Elizabeth Balish, Brent and Matthew Blumenthal; seven great grandchildren, Cody, Taylor, and Allison Blumenthal; Cameron, Ian, Will and Katie Balish.
Edward and Mildred were devoted members of Immanuel Lutheran Church. She served as chairperson and board member of the ladies auxiliary of Lutherwood at Lake Scranton. She was a published poet who brought great joy to her family, friends and church members. She was an accomplished quilter who taught the art of to many in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 1 at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church on Reese Street in Dickson City. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Dickson City.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Edward Archabald Scholarship, C/O Abington Heights School District, 200 E. Grove St., Clarks Summit PA 18411
Arrangements by the Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home, 418 S. State St., Clarks Summit PA 18411. Online condolences may be sent to