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Thursday, June 30, 2016

 

ARDINARY AMES, PORT JERVIS, NEW YORK

Ardinary Ames age 100 of Port Jervis, NY passed away Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at Kingston, NY.  The family will receive friends from 10 AM-11 AM Tuesday, July 5th at the Wickham Church, 32 Bruce St., Port Jervis, NY.Funeral services will follow at 11AM at the Church with  Rev. V. Jean McBryde officiating.  Interment will take place at Rural Valley Cemetery, Cuddebackville, NY.  Arrangements are by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E Main St., Port Jervis, NY. knight-auchmoody.com.

posted by DMA  # 11:48 PM
 

CHRISTINE OLSAVSKY, BARRYVILLE, NEW YORK

Memorial services for Christine Olsavsky age 63 of Barryville, NY who passed away on  June  6, 2016 will be held at 1 PM  Saturday, July 9, in the Pond Eddy United Methodist Church, Pond Eddy, NY.  Rev. Nancy Vonderhorst will officiate.  Memorial contributions may be made to the ASPCA, PO Box 96929, Washington, DC  20090-6929.  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  # 11:46 PM

Monday, June 27, 2016

 

KENNETH J. O' DAY, PORT JERVIS, NEW YORK

Kenneth J. O’Day age 59 of Port Jervis, NY passed away Saturday, June 25 at the Northern Manor Multi Care Center. in Nanuet, NY. He was born on September 7, 1956 in Port Jervis, NY the son of William H. and Martha Conklin O’Day. Ken worked as a dairy farmer at Indian Acres Dairy farm in Port Jervis. Ken was a dedicated member of the Huguenot Fire Dept. He is survived by his wife Joann Bonker at home, his daughter Paige Bonker at home, his sisters; Theresa, Martha and his twin sister Carol, his brothers; Hal, Harry, Clarence and Ralph. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews including Casey, Rosalee and Anthony. He was pre-deceased by his two brothers William and Ben. Visitation will be held Thursday, June 30, 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. Firematic services will be held at 7 PM. Funeral services will be held Friday, July 1 at 10:30 AM at the funeral home with Capt. Kelly Ross of the Port Jervis Salvation Army officiating. Interment will follow at Pine Hill Cemetery, Sparrowbush, NY. 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  # 9:56 PM
 

CHRISTINA J. QUICK

Christina J. Quick passed away Sunday, June 26, 2016. Beloved wife of William N. Quick, who pre-deceased her in 1982. Dear daughter of the late Raymond S. and Ida M. Schwartz Hallock. Devoted mother of Elaine Layton and her husband Richard, Susan Quick and her husband Robert Selsky. Dear sister of Evelyn Hamilton and Marjorie Hallock, and brothers Sherwood, Donald and Douglas who pre-deceased her. Loving grandmother of William Florkowski and his wife Laura, and Alexandra Florkowski; loving great-grandmother of Jane Florkowski. She is also survived by longtime friends Margaret Kinney and Lillian Angelakos, and several nieces and nephews. Christina was a faithful member and Sunday School teacher at the First Baptist Church in Port Jervis. She was an avid gardener who gladly shared her knowledge with others. Visitation will be held 11AM -12 Noon, Wednesday, June 29 at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. Funeral services will follow at 12 Noon at the funeral home with Rev. Richard A. MacDonald officiating. Interment will take place at Glen Spey Cemetery, Glen Spey, NY. Memorial contributions may be made to charity of donor’s choice. 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  # 9:54 PM

Saturday, June 25, 2016

 

CAROLYN JACOBUS, PORT JERVIS, NEW YORK


CAROLYN JACOBUS
August 29, 1926 - June 23, 2016
Port Jervis, NY 
Carolyn Jacobus age 89 of Port Jervis, NY passed away June 23, 2016 at St. Joseph's Place, Port Jervis.  She was born on August 29, 1926 in Matamoras, PA the daughter of  Herbert A. and Gladys Montgomery Haas. 
Carolyn retired as an assembler for Kolmar Labs in Port Jervis. She was a faithful member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church and a member of the Ladies Guild of the church.  She was a member of the Pocono Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star and a member of the Port Jervis Seniors.
Carolyn married  Joseph A. Jacobus who pre-deceased her on February 13, 1996. She is survived by several nieces and nephews including, Barbara and William Hockenberry of Port Jervis, MaryAnn and Marvin Wolfe of Easton, PA, several great nieces and nephews, her sister-in-law, Carol B. Haas and her beloved pet dog, “Memphis”. Carolyn was pre-deceased by her four brothers: Clarence, Herbert, Charles and Russell Haas; her two sisters: Gladys Decker and Pearl Decker; and her little pet dog, "Sarah Lee".
Carolyn's family will receive friends 12:30-1:30 p.m., Monday, June 27, at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 31 West Main St., Port Jervis.  Funeral services will follow at 1:30 p.m. at the Church  with Rev. Aaron Baughman officiating. Interment will  take place at St. Mary's Cemetery, Port Jervis.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 31 W. Main St., Port Jervis, NY 12771 or 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  # 10:42 PM

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

 

WALTER TALMADGE, MATAMORAS, PENNSYLVANIA

TALMADGE, WALTER, 84, OF MATAMORAS, PA. DIED APRIL 22, 2016.
MEMORIAL SERVICES WITH MILITARY HONORS WILL BE HELD AT 2pm FRIDAY, JUNE 24, AT KNIGHT-AUCHMOODY FUNERAL HOME, 154 EAST MAIN STREET, PORT JERVIS, NEW YORK.
ARRANGEMENTS BY KNIGHT-AUCHMOODY FUNERAL HOME.
KNIGHT-AUCHMOODY.COM

posted by DMA  # 9:37 PM

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

 

JEANNE B. GILLINDER, PORT JERVIS, NEW YORK

Jeanne Buss Gillinder age 87 of Port Jervis, NY  died on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at her home.  She was born on March 4,1929 in Buffalo, NY the daughter of William Allen Buss and Susan Vargo Buss Brodt.  She married Edwin H. Gillinder who pre-deceased her on May 12, 1991.  Jeanne is survived by her three children; Susan H. Gillinder and her husband Robert Ritchie of Port Jervis, Lyn Mack and her husband Brant of Albany, NY and Charles E. Gillinder and his wife Allyson of Matamoras, PA.  She is also survived by her five grandchildren; Hillary Gillinder, Sarah Butto and her husband Joe, Claire Ritchie, Edward and Stuart Mack, her sister, Evelyn Conover of Virginia, her long time companion Dr. Paul D. Horsman of Port Jervis, several nieces and nephews.  She loved her family very much and their company gave her great joy.  Jeanne was a faithful member of the Drew United Methodist Church in Port Jervis, a member and Past President of the UMW (United Methodist Women).  She was past president of the Port Jervis Antique Study Club and a member of the Milford Bridge  Group.  She was a former board member  and past secretary for the Port Jervis-Deerpark Humane Society for many years.  Jeanne retired as a legal secretary for Henry J. Holley, Attorney At Law in Port Jervis.  The family will receive friends  11 AM to 12 o’clock Noon Friday, June 17 at the Drew United Methodist Church, 49-51 Sussex St., Port Jervis, NY.  Funeral services will follow at 12 Noon at the church with Rev. Robert Cassidy officiating.  Interment will follow at Rural Valley Cemetery, Cuddebackville, NY.  Memorial contributions may be made to the  Drew United Methodist Church, PO Box 1015, Port Jervis, NY 12771  or 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  # 3:28 PM

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

 

JOAN M. NORRIS, WESTBROOKVILLE, NEW YORK

Joan M. Norris age 83 of Westbrookville, NY passed away Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis, NY. She was born on September 14, 1932 in Oceanside, NY and is the daughter of the late Henry and Jane Trinka Lear. Joan was a secretary for D & J Electric in Westbrookville, NY. She was a long time member of Westbrookville  United Methodist Church in Westbrookville, NY. Joan was married to the late Alexander David Norris. She is survived by: two daughters: Kathleen Perry and her husband Paul of Westbrookville, NY and Wendy Ferrara and her husband Skip of Sparrowbush, NY; one son: William Norris and his wife Gail of Barefoot Bay, FL; fourteen grandchildren: Trisha and Tony Fuller, Nicholas and Maigan Ferrara, Brandon and Kim Norris, Ryan and Aletha Norris, Jessie and Jermey Yela, Tarah and Dave Miller, Mark and Nathalie Perry 10 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.




posted by DMA  # 10:03 PM
 

BETTY LOU SMITH, WURTSBORO, NEW YORK

Betty Lou Smith age 74 of Wurtsboro, NY and formerly of Port Jervis, NY passed away Monday, June 6, 2016 at her home. She was born on September 2, 1941 in Callicoon, NY the daughter of Daniel H. and Nellie Stewart LaBarr. Betty retired from First Nationwide Bank in Port Jervis. She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Narrowsburg, NY. Betty served the Order of the Eastern Star for 53 years. She is a member of the River Valley Chapter #33, Port Jervis; the Revonah -Lincoln-Kiamesha Chapter #443, Liberty, NY, and the Nauraushaun Chapter #371, Pearl River, NY. She served as Worthy Matron seven times. She was District Deputy Grand Matron of the Orange-Rockland District from 1990-2010 and a Grand Color Bearer in 2011. Betty is currently the Associate Grand Matron of the Grand Chapter OES, NYS and would be Grand Matron in the year 2017. Betty was formerly married to the late Frederick Mason and second to the late Ronald W. Smith. She is survived by her sons, Michael F. Mason of Wurtsboro, Douglas M. Smith and his wife Beverley of Port Jervis, Michael E. Smith and his wife Lynne of Spring Valley, Geoffrey T. Smith and his wife Maryellen of Blauvelt, NY; her daughters, Charlotte M. Bonomolo and her husband Jerome of Pearl River, Jennifer L. Altneu and her companion Don of Spring Valley; her sister Ruth Ann Brockner and her husband Alan of North Branch, NY, her brother Daniel A. LaBarr and his wife Ann of Beaver Brook, NY, her beloved grandchildren, Douglas, Michael, Allyson, Kristina, Matthew, Bret, several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held Thursday, June 9th from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. Eastern Star services will be held at 6:30 PM. Funeral services will follow at 7 PM with Rev. Nancy Vonderhorst officiating. Interment will take place at St. Paul's High View Cemetery, Nanuet, NY. Memorial contributions may be made to the ALS Assoc., Gift Processing Ctr., PO Box, 6051, Albert Lea, MN 56007. 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  # 10:01 PM
 

CHRISTINE OLSAVSKY, BARRYVILLE, NEW YORK

Christine Olsavsky age 63 of  Barryville, NY passed away Monday, June 6, 2016 at Bon Secours Community Hospital, Port Jervis. 
Christine was born on February 5, 1953 on Dearborn, Michigan.
Christine was a creative and talented artist. She was a member of the Pond Eddy United Methodist Church. 
Christine is survived by her fiancé, John  Rogers at home; her brother, Steve Olsavsky, and his wife, Julie, of Rochester Hills, Michigan; her sister, Kathy Ashley-Brown, and her husband, Chuck, of Michigan; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; and her loving pet Labs Mattie and Sophie.
Memorial services, to be announced at a later date will be held at the Pond Eddy United Methodist Church  with Rev. Nancy Vonderhorst officiating.  
Memorial contributions may be made to the ASPCA, PO box 96929, Washington, DC  20090-6929.  
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  # 9:55 PM

Monday, May 30, 2016

 

ISOLDE ARCIER, CUDDEBACKVILLE, NEW YORK

Isolde Arcier of Cuddebackville, NY passed away Thursday, May 26, 2016.  She was a loving devoted wife and great friend.  She will be truly missed by those who loved her.  She was born in  Berlin, Germany on November 4, 1921 the daughter of the late Oskar and Irma Lowenstein Rosenthal.  Under the guidance of her father, her family fled Germany before the start of WW II.  As a teenager Isolde and her family  moved to the United Sates and at the age of 23 she attained her US citizenship on January 31, 1945.  She attended the Art Student League where she met Charlie Arcier.  She married the love of her life  Charles  on July 18, 1961.  They moved to Cuddebackville in 1971. Isolde  held many different jobs but art design was her passion.   She became a fabric designer and  created wallpaper patterns  for custom designing.  As a talented artist she enjoyed creating water colors, making collages, cooking, an avid reader  and watching old movies were among her favorite things. Isolde was a true animal lover.  She adopted many shelter  cats and dogs throughout her life. She was predeceased by her husband  Charles Arcier,  her sister Margo Schoneman and her brother-in-law Fred Schoneman. For those of us she left behind it is for us to remember her friendship and loving ways.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Port Jervis-Deerpark Humane Society, 202 Route 209, Port Jervis, NY 12771 or to the Compassionate Care Hospice Foundation, Inc., 237 Brown St., E. Stroudsburg, PA  18301.  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  # 10:29 PM
 

ESTHER C. HOCKENBERRY, PORT JERVIS, NEW YORK

Esther C. Hockenberry age 81 of Port Jervis, NY passed away Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at Morristown, New Jersey.  She was born on  August 20, 1934 in Matamoras, PA the daughter of Austin G. Crane, Sr. and Gertrude Strunk Crane.  Esther retired after many years of service from the cafeteria department of the Port Jervis School District.  She was a member of the Deerpark Reformed Church, a Deacon with the consistory of the church, Sunday school teacher and a member of the League for Service.  Esther was an active member, Past Matron of the River Valley Chapter, #33, O.E.S., and  a representative from the State of Texas with the Eastern Stars.  She was a former Gray Lady for  St. Francis Hospital, Port Jervis, a former Den Mother for the Port Jervis Cub Scouts and a member of the local chapter of the Red Hats Society. Esther married  Robert E. Hockenberry, who survives at home.  She is also survived by her daughter  Carol  Bianchi  of Exeter, PA, her son David R.  Hockenberry and his wife  Karen of Milford, PA, her sister Nancy DiGiantommaso and her husband Edward of Port Jervis; five grandchildren; Monica, Casey,  Catherine, Lea, Jamie, five great grandchildren; Jacob, Coral, Nicholas, Aayden and Joseph, several nieces and nephews.  Esther  was pre-deceased by her brother Austin G. Crane, Jr.. Memorial services will be held  11 AM Tuesday, May 31, at the Deerpark Reformed Church, Port Jervis.  Rev. Ann Akers will officiate.   Interment will take place at a later time at the Orange County Veterans  Cemetery, Goshen, NY.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Deerpark Reformed Church, 30 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY 12771 or 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  # 10:25 PM

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