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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

 

RUTH E. HAAK, SHOHOLA, PENNSYLVANIA

Ruth E. Haak, age 76, passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the home her daughter, Susan Peters in Shohola, Pennsylvania. Ruth was born on May 1, 1937 in Bethlehem, PA, the daughter of the late Alvin H. and Florence Brown Dreisbach. Ruth was a retired elementary school teacher with the Minisink Valley School District. She was pre-deceased by her husband, George W. Haak, a retired Minisink Valley high school teacher, and her twin brothers, Alvin and William Dreisbach. She is survived by her daughter, Susan and her husband Scott Peters of Shohola, PA, and her son, Morgan Haak and his wife Diane of the Town of Minisink, her grandchildren, Kirsten and Eric Peters, Samantha Haak and several nieces and nephews. Ruth resided in The Villages, Florida from January thru May, where she made many wonderful friends and enjoyed golfing, walking, biking and the great outdoors. Spending June thru October at her Montana residence, Ruth was a co-founder of the WOW's (Women of the Wild) Hiking Club in the Madison Valley area of Montana for the last 28 years. The WOW's are a women only hiking club with several hundred members ranging in age from 7-89. Ruth was inspirational in her love of life and nature and formed lifetime friendships with her WOW hikers. She will be loved and missed by family and friends, remembered fondly for always saying "enjoy each God-given day, and take good care of each other," and thought of often as she is hiking new trails in heaven. Services will be private. Cremation will take place at MacLennan Hall Crematory, Milford, PA. Arrangements are by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. For information or to send a condolence note to the family visit knight-auchmoody.com.

posted by DMA  # 10:39 PM

Thursday, April 10, 2014

 

JAMES A. CHERRY III, MATAMORAS, PENNSYLVANIA

James A. Cherry, III, age 71 of Matamoras, Pennsylvania, passed away on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at Bon Secours Community Hospital, in Port Jervis. He was born on November 7, 1942, in the Bronx, NY, to the late James A. Cherry, II and Susan Hurley Cherry. Jim proudly served our country during the Viet Nam War, with the U.S. Navy. Shortly after retiring from teaching in the Dryden School District in Dryden, NY he and his wife moved back to the Tri-State area. In addition to being a well-loved teacher for many years, Jim was a talented writer, photographer, artist, and webmaster and created many websites for local artists, Team Ashburn Synchronized Skating in Ashburn, Virginia, and St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, of which he was a member. He was also a member of the American Legion and a past member of the Lions Club. Jim is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Marie C. Trovei Cherry. He is also survived by his son, James A. Cherry, IV and his wife, Jennifer of Ashburn, Virginia; his granddaughter, Bella; his brother, Thomas Cherry and his wife, Margo of Penfield, NY; sisters-in-law, Joyce Curtis and her husband, Robert of Matamoras; and Susan Krause and her companion, Bruce Mungoven of Matamoras; nephews, David Cherry and his wife, Ajia; Robert Curtis and his wife, Tammy; and Kenneth Krause, Jr.; and his great nephews, Samuel and Daniel Curtis. Visitation will be heldMonday, April 14, from 4-7 PM at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 AM Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at St. Joseph's R.C. Church, Matamoras, PA. Rev. James Walsh will be the celebrant. Interment will follow with military honors at St. Mary's Cemetery, Port Jervis. Jim's wishes were that donations be made to The Wounded Warrior Project (http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/) in lieu of or in addition to flowers. Arrangements are by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. For information, directions or to send a condolence note to the family visit knight-auchmoody.com.

posted by DMA  # 10:15 PM
 

PATRICIA D. HORN, SPARROWBUSH, NEW YORK

Patricia D. Horn age 84 of Sparrowbush, NY, passed away, Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at home.  She was born on March 25, 1930 in Port Jervis, NY, the daughter of the late Percy and Nettie Cronk Gilson.  Pat worked as an assembler for Kolmar labs, Inc. in Port Jervis, until her retirement.  She married Percy C. Horn, Jr., who pre-deceased her. Pat is survived by her sons, Percy  E. Horn and his wife Marie of Sparrowbush, and Phillip Horn and his wife  Pamela of Livingston, Texas, her seven grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Her sister-in-law Patricia DeGroat of Elizabethtown, Penna.  She was pre-deceased by her son  John Horn.  Services will be private at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home,  154 E. Main St., Port Jervis.  Interment will take place at Pine Hill Cemetery, Sparrowbush, NY.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Port Jervis-Deerpark Humane Society, Route 209, Port Jervis, NY 12771.  Arrangements are by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY.  For information, directions or to send a condolence note to the family, visit knight-auchmoody.com.

posted by DMA  # 10:11 PM
 

GRACE E. FORBES, PORT JERVIS, NEW YORK

Grace E. Forbes, age 88 of Port Jervis, NY passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at the Milford Senior Health Care Facility, Milford, PA.  She was born on October 23, 1925 in Huguenot, NY, the daughter of the late  Electus and Merle Tarket  Martin.  Grace was a retired cook  with the Port Jervis Middle School.  She was a faithful member of Grace Episcopal Church, Port Jervis, a member of the Neversink Valley Grange, Huguenot, NY, and a member of the River Valley Chapter, #33, O.E. S., Port Jervis.  Grace married John "Jack" Forbes, who pre-deceased her.  She is survived by her  daughter, Carol Forbes of Port Jervis, her two sons, Jack Forbes, IV and his wife Nancy of Brewster, NY, and James Forbes and his wife  Sandy of Boiling Springs, PA,  her sister, Joyce Service of the Town of Greenville,  her daughter-in-law, Maryann Forbes of Huguenot, her  brother-in-law David Lybolt of Huguenot, 13 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews including, her special niece Sharon Valdinz and her husband Martin of Sparta, NJ. Grace was pre-deceased by her son,  William F. Forbes,  her two sisters,  Margaret Lybolt and Carrie Williams. Friends may call Friday, April 11, from 4:30-7:30 pm at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY.  Prayers will be offered Saturday, April 12 at 11:15 am at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, followed by a Mass of Resurrection at 12 noon at the Grace Episcopal Church, Port Jervis, NY.  Rev. David Lee Carlson will officiate.  Interment will follow at the Westbrookville Cemetery, Westbrookville, NY.  Memorial  contributions may be made to the Grace Episcopal Church 84 Seward Ave., Port Jervis, NY or to the American Cancer Society, 121 Executive Dr., New Windsor, NY  12553.  Arrangements are by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc.,  154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY.  For information,directions or to send a condolence note to the family visit knight-auchmoody.com

posted by DMA  # 10:08 PM
 

EUGENE L. CARPENTER, MATAMORAS , PENNSYLVANIA

Eugene L. Carpenter,  our loving father, grandfather and great grandfather,  age 86 of Matamoras, PA., passed away Monday April 4, 2014 at Bon Secours Community Hospital, Port Jervis, NY.  He was born on  April 8, 1927 in Matamoras, PA, the son of the  late Leland and Aretha Clark Carpenter. Gene  proudly served our country during WWII with the U.S. Army.  He was a retired diesel mechanic with Local Union #825, Operating Engineers, in Newark, NJ for 60 years.  He was a 60 year member and Past Master in 1957, of the Milford Lodge of Masons # 344 F& AM, a lifetime member of the Port Jervis Lodge of Elks, #645, B.P.O.E.,  a member of the Matamoras Alumni Assoc.,  a member and Chaplain of the American Legion, Devore-Quinn Post #486, Matamoras. Gene  married Beatrice Melnick Carpenter and celebrated 64 years of marriage. She pre-deceased him in  2011. He is survived by his daughter, Marsha Waycie of Milford, PA, , his son Gregory Carpenter of Middletown, NY, his grandchildren, Cameron Vogt and his wife Beth of Holland, PA, Mandy Ostrom and her husband Joseph of Matamoras, PA, five great grandchildren,  Jack, Luke, and Emma Vogt,  Jenna and Tanner Ostrom, his sisters-in-law Eva Cooper of New Haven, Conn., and Ada Melnick of Port Jervis,  his brother-in-law Robert Elston, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Visitation will be held Thursday, April 10, from 2-4 and 7-9 PMat the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY.  Masonic services will be held at 7:30 PM.  Funeral services will be held Friday, April 11, at 11 AM at the funeral home with Rev. Nancy Vonderhorst officiating.  Interment will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery, Matamoras, PA.  Arrangements are by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY.  For information, directions or to send a condolence note to the family visit knight-auchmoody.com

posted by DMA  # 10:05 PM

Monday, April 07, 2014

 

FAY A. LYNN, JOHNSON, NEW YORK

Fay A. Lynn, age 58 of Johnson, New York passed away Saturday April 5, 2014 at the Orange Regional Medical Center, Middletown, NY. She was born on May 28, 1955 in Port Jervis, NY, the daughter of the late George T. Brundage, Jr. and Kathryn Waycie Brundage, who survives. Fay was the retired former owner of Fay's Deli in Slate Hill. She married David K. Lynn, Jr., who survives at home. Fay is also survived by her mother, Kathryn Brundage of Johnson, her two sons, David K. Lynn, III and hiswife Sandra of Westtown, and Brad T. Lynn and his wife Danielle of Johnson, her two sisters, Donna Yennie of Port Jervis, and Kathy Jones and her husband Arthur "Hooty" of Port Jervis, her five grandchildren, Owen, Shania, David, IV, Brandy and Trevor, her brother-in-law, William Yenni and his wife Zita of Matamoras, two sisters-in-law, Cheryl Balch and her husband George of Sparrowbush and Valerie Lynn of Cuddebackville, several nieces, nephews and a host of friends. Visitation will be held Wednesday, April 9, from 3-7 PM at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. Cremation will take place at MacLennan Hall Crematory, Milford, Pennsylvania. Arrangements are by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. For information, directions or to send a condolence note to the family visit knight-auchmoody.com.

posted by DMA  # 12:13 AM

Sunday, April 06, 2014

 

LENA KETCHAM, PORT JERVIS, NEW YORK

Lena Ketcham, age 92 of Port Jervis, NY, went home to be with the Lord peacefully on Saturday, April 5, 2014. She was born on February 21, 1922 in Port Jervis, the daughter of the late Michael and Fanny Terillio Sarro. Lena was a retired teachers assistant for the Port Jervis School System. She volunteered for the Port Jervis Salvation Army Corp.and was a Girl Scout Leader for many years. She was a member of the Branch in the Vine Ministry, Shohola, PA. Lena married Robert J. Ketcham who pre-deceased her. She is survived by her daughter, Emilie Ketcham O'Dea of Matamoras, PA, her grandchildren, Matthew O'Dea and his wife Pamela, Maribeth O'Dea, and Robert and Daniel Ketcham, her three great grandchildren, Emma Lena Smith, Raegan, and Reed O'Dea, her daughtger-in-law Kathleen Ketcham, several nieces and nephews including her special niece Nancy Dunn. She was pre-deceased by her son, Jeffrey R. Ketcham and her two brothers, Leonard and Thomas Sarro and her sister Emily Dunn. Lena was a loving, caring Mother and Grandmother, who will be sadly missed. Friends may call Tuesday, April 8 from 5-7 PM at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 9, at 11 AM at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. Rev. Gary Decker will officiate. Interment will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery, Matamoras, PA. Memorial donations may be made to the Port Jervis-Deerpark Humane Society, Route 209, Port Jervis, NY 12771. Arrangements are by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. For information, directions or to send a condolence note to the family, visit knight-auchmoody.com.

posted by DMA  # 9:54 PM

Saturday, April 05, 2014

 

JOAN M. RUNNALLS, CUDDEBACKVILLE, NEW YORK

Joan M. Runnalls age 82, a life time resident of Oakland Valley, Cuddebackville, NY passed away, Saturday, April 5, 2014 at her home. She was born on December 3, 1931 in Sparrowbush, NY, the daughter of the late Morgan and Ella Decker Mosher. Her step-father was the late Harold Decker. Joan retired from Agway Corp. as a bookkeeper in Middletown, NY. She is survived by her son, Lawrence Runnalls and his wife, Jeannie of Las Vegas, NV, and her daughter, Donna Grippo and her husband, Frank of Vernon, FL. She is also survived by her sister, Phyllis Garms of Port Jervis, NY; her grandchildren: Jesse Runnalls and his wife, Theresa, Brian Runnalls and his wife, Monica, A1C Zackary Grippo and his wife, Jamie and Kara Grippo;her great grandchildren: Audrey Gagnon and her husband, Peter, Glenn T. Runnalls, Alexander Runnalls and Jacob Grippo;her great great grandson, Brandon Gagnon; her beloved grand puppy, Teddy Grippo and several nieces and nephews. Joan was predeceased by her former husband and the father of her children, Glenn A. Runnalls; her brothers: Edward A. Mosher, Morgan "Richie" Mosher, Walter "Linkie" Mosher, and Doris "Diddy" Edwards and her sister-in-law, Phyllis Glover. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 8th at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. Funeral Services will follow at 1 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home with Rev. Nancy Vonderhorst officiating. Interment will take place at Rural Valley Cemetery, Cuddebackville, NY. Joan's family would like to extend special thanks to Dr. Robert Dinsmore, Dr. Mehjabeen Alam and Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 121 Executive Drive, New Windsor, NY 12553 or to Hospice of Orange & Sullivan, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550. Arrangements are by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc.; for information, directions, or to send a condolence note to the family visit knight-auchmoody.com.

posted by DMA  # 7:42 PM

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

 

GLORIA ADELE ALBRIGHT, KING, NORTH CAROLINA, FORMERLY OF PORT JERVIS, NEW YORK

Gloria Adele Albright of King, North Carolina and formerly of Port Jervis, NY, passed away Sunday, March 9, 2014 at the Forsyth Medical Center, Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She was born on December 15, 1935 in Port Jervis, NY, the daughter of the late  Douglas and Pamelia Knight Hoatson.  She married  Clarenee "Happy" Albright who pre-deceased her.  Gloria is survived by her two daughters, Kelly Cave and Diana Gallagher-Dailey and their families.  She is also survived by her sisters, Lynn Mason and her husband Robert of Port Jervis, and  Pam Stevens of Matamoras, Pennsylvania  her brother, Roy  Hoatson of Anaheim, California,  her grandson Nicholas and several nieces and nephews.  Memorial services will be held at a later date.  Arrangements are by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY.  For information, or to send a condolence note to the family visitknight-auchmoody.com

posted by DMA  # 11:26 PM
 

JOAN F. HOPPEY, SPARROWBUSH, NEW YORK

Joan F. Hoppey, age 78 of Sparrowbush, New York, passed away January 30, 2014 at Bon Secours Community Hospital, Port Jervis, NY.  She was born on May 16, 1935 in Port Jervis, NY, the daughter of the late  Paul F. and Genevieve  Williams King.  Joan made crafts and was the owner of Crystal  Forest  Crafts in Seaford, Delaware. Joan married William  P. Hoppey, who pre-deceased her. She is survived by her son,  William P. Hoppey, II and his wife  Lynda Pringle of  Sparrowbush, her sister Dolores Misner of Glens Falls, NY and several nieces and nephews. Joan was pre-deceased by her step-mother, Effie King.  Services were private.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Port Jervis-Deerpark Humane Society, Route 209, Port Jervis, NY 12771.  Arrangements are by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY.  For information, directions or to send a condolence note to the family, visit knight-auchmoody.com.

posted by DMA  # 11:23 PM

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

 

TAMMY E. RIDDLE, WESTTOWN, NEW YORK

Tammy E. Riddle, age 34 of Westtown, NY passed away Monday, March 24, 2014 at her home.  She was born  on January 11, 1980 in Kenmore, NY, the daughter of Gary E. and Debra L. Arcilesi Riddle.  Tammy worked as an administrative secretary for Unkefer Brothers Construction Co. in Philadelphia, PA.  She was a member of the Westtown Evangelical Presbyterian Church. She is survived by her parents,  Gary and Debra Riddle of Westtown, her son, Donovan James Riddle-Underwood at home, her sister, Ashley Marie Riddle of Ocala, Florida, her maternal grandparents,  Gaspar and  Marie Arcilesi of Westtown, her niece Haleigh,  two nephews, Alex and Caio, several aunts, uncles and cousins.  A family statement read "Tammy courageously fought her battle against cancer.  Her motto was "one step at a time" , her positive attitude came from the strength and love of her son Donovan and the love of her family."  Memorial services will be held Saturday, March 29, at 1 PM at the Westtown Evangelical  Presbyterian Church, 807 Rt. 284, Westtown, NY. Pastor Robert Keene will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to Tammy's son Donovan James, c/o Gaspar Arcilesi, 222 Jacobs Rd., Westtown, NY  10998. Arrangements are by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY.  For information, directions or to send a condolence note to the family visit knight-auchmoody.com.

posted by DMA  # 10:13 PM
 

LESTER F. DONAHUE, WURTSBORO, NEW YORK, FORMERLY OF GLEN SPEY, NEW YORK

Lester F. Donahue, age 84 of Wurtsboro, NY, formerly of Glen Spey, NY,  passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014 at the Orange  Regional Medical Ctr., Middletown, NY.  He was born on February 7, 1930 in Glen Spey, NY, the son of the late Albert and Lillian Dexter Donahue.  Lester proudly served our country  from 1954-1962 with the U.S. Army.  He worked with the Nutrition Program, delivering meals on wheels for the Sullivan County Department of Social Services  in Monticello, NY.  Lester is survived by his brother, John "Wick"  Donahue of Narrowsburg, NY, his four sisters, Lucy "Tiny" Brown of Glen Spey, Adele LaBarr of Liberty, NY, Nellie Hjerrild of Milford, Pennsylvania,  and Lena Kent of Port Jervis, NY, his long time companion, Beverly Houseworth and her daughter, Lori Feely of Wurtsboro, NY.  Services will be private at the convenience of the family.  Arrangements are by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc.,  154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY.  For information, directions or to send a condolence note to the family, visit knight-auchmoody.com.

posted by DMA  # 10:11 PM

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