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Saturday, March 28, 2015

 

BETTY ANN BABCOCK, PORT JERVIS, NEW YORK

Betty Ann Babcock age 73 of Port Jervis, NY died Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at Port Jervis. She was born on March 16, 1942 in Hardyston Township, New Jersey the daughter of Lewis and Elizabeth Lozier Davenport. Betty married Edward P. Babcock who survives at home. She is also survived by her son Edward P. Babcock, Jr. and his wife Susan of Port Jervis, her four daughters, Veronica Smith and her husband Paul of Port Jervis, Rita Cosh of Matamoras, PA,Cassandra Jenks and her husband Brian of Port Jervis, and Amanda Babcock at home, 12 grandchildren, five great grandchildren, her sister Evelyn Benswick of the State of Florida and several nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by her great grandson Shane Decker. Betty devoted her life caring for her daughter Amanda helping her from the day she was born in every way. Visitation will be held Wednesday, April 1 from 11 AM-12 noon 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. Nancy Vonerhorst officiating. Interment will take place at Rural Valley Cemetery, Cuddebackville, NY. Memorial contributions may be made in Betty’s memory to: Edward P. Babcock for Amanda Babcock, Port Jervis Box 288 , 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  # 6:48 PM
 

NANCY A. GERMAN, ELDRED, NEW YORK

Nancy A. German age 74 of Eldred, NY died Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at Bon Secours Community Hospital, Port Jervis, NY. She was born on November 11, 1940 in ‘Wellstown, NY the daughter of Edgar and Marjorie Wells Hill. Nancy worked in the housekeeping department at Falkirk Hospital in Central Valley, NY. She retired as an assembler from Kolmar Labs in Port Jervis. She is a member of the North Milford Congregation of Jehovah’s Witness, Milford, PA. Nancy married Donald R. German who survives at home. She is also survived by her three sons, David J. Barnes and his wife Kim of North Carolina, Robert Barnes of the State of Florida, William Barnes and his wife Lisa of the State of Florida, ten grandchildren, Brianna, Aliah, Joseph, Robert, Daivd, Candace, Corey, Michael, Darius and Elaine, one great grandchild, her sister Virginia Collis and her husband Edward of Eldred. Nancy was pre-deceased by her former husband William Barnes. Memorial services will be held Saturday, April 18, at 2 PM at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 110 Pine Brook Road, Milford, PA 18337. David Salmon will officiate. Arrangements are by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. For information, directions, or to send a condolence note tot he family visit knight-auchmoody.com.

posted by DMA  # 6:47 PM
 

GEORGE A. BUHRE, III, PORT JERVIS, NEW YORK

George A. Buhre, III age 66 of Port Jervis died Wednesday, March 26, 2015 at his home. He was born on April 23, 1948 in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY the son of George Buhre, Jr. and Margaret Kelly Buhre. George worked as a ticket agent for AMC Theaters in Middletown, NY. He was a member of St. Mary's R.C. Church, Port Jervis. He enjoyed plaing chess and particapated in many chess tournments in the Tri-State Area. George is survived by his sister Robin Badjun of Ellenville, NY, several cousins, aunts and uncles. Visitation will be held Tuesday, March 31 from 10-11AM a the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. Funeral services will follow at 11AM at the funeral home with Rev. George LaGrutta officiating. Interment will take place at St. Mary's Cemetery, Port Jervis, 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 tot he family visit knight-auchmoody.com.

posted by DMA  # 6:46 PM

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

 

ANTHONY J. MARTINO, MILFORD, PENNSYLVANIA

Anthony J. Martino age 32 of Milford, PA died  Sunday, March 22, 2015 at Hazelton, PA.  He was born on October 24, 1982 in Port Jervis, NY the son of Frank Anthony Martino and Marjorie C. Curry Chase.  Anthony was a student at the Stroudsburg School of Cosmetology in Stroudsburg, PA.  He is survived by his mother Marjorie Chase and her husband Gary of Milford, PA, his father  Frank A. Martino and his wife Cindy of Norwich, NY, his two sisters, Lauren and Melanie, his maternal grandmother Marilyn Curry of Matamoras, PA, his paternal step-grandmother Frances Chase of Matamoras,  several aunts, uncles and cousins.  Visitation will be held Friday, March 27 from 2-4 PM at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY.  Interment will be private at Pine Hill Cemetery, Sparrowbush with Rev. Nancy Vonderhorst officiating.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Pike County Humane Society, PO Box 255, Milford, PA 18337. 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  # 12:12 AM
 

ARTHUR F. SMITH, PORT JERVIS, NEW YORK


Arthur F. Smith, Jr. age 62 of Port Jervis, NY died Sunday, March 22, 2015 at Bon Secours Community Hospital, Port Jervis. He was born on October 1, 1952 in Jersey City, NJ, the son of the late Arthur F. Smith, Sr. and Elizabeth Wright Smith. Art worked as a custodian for the Delaware Valley School  District Milford, PA. Prior to working for the school district he worked for many years at Royal Furniture in Port Jervis as a dispatcher and in their warehouses. Art proudly served our country during the Viet Nam War with the U.S. Air Force.  He was long time member of the Howard Wheat Engine Co. 4, Port Jervis Fire Dept. and a avid NASCAR fan.  Art married Linda Smith who survives at home.  He is also survived by his daughter, Jackie Smith and her companion Thomas "Tucker"  Enright, who took great care of Art during his illness. He survived by his step-daughter Jamie Morris of Shohola, PA, his  two grandsons Jeremy L. and Joshua E. Morris, his two sisters Joyce Gurliacci of Sparrowbush and Nadine Ellson of Ohio, his mother-in-law Elizabeth Smith  of Port Jervis, two brothers-in-law James Smith of Washington, D.C., Robert Smith and his wife Doreen of Shippensburg, PA, two sisters-in-law Jamie Willis and her husband Ray of Matamoras, PA, Lynita Smith of Hellertown, PA., several nieces and nephews. Art's family would like to extend a special thank you to  Nancy and Michael Piccolo for all their support and prayers shown to Art and his family. Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 25 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY.  Firematic services will be held Wed. eve. at 7:30PM at the funeral home.  Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 26, at 10:30 AM at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home.  Rev. Nancy Vonderhorst will officiate.  Interment will take place with military honors at Pine Hill Cemetery, Sparrowbush, NY.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, Calif. 90266.www.pancan.org. 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  # 12:10 AM
 

REGIS A. FOSTER, PORT JERVIS, NEW YORK

Regis A. Foster age 65 of Port Jervis, NY died  Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at the Orange Regional Medical Center, Middletown, NY.  He was born on June 19, 1949 in Port Jervis, the son of Regis and Lenore Delaney Foster. Regis proudly served our country during the Viet Nam War with the US Army.  He worked as a letter carrier for the US Postal Service at Middletown, NY and was a formerly an agent for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. He was a member of St. Mary's R.C. Church, Port Jervis, a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Society, Port Jervis, a member of the Port Jervis Plumbing and Electrical Board and a member of the Port Jervis Junior Chamber of Commerce. Regis married  Ann Marie Seddio Foster who survives at home.  He is also survived by his son Regis Foster, Jr. of Port Jervis, his daughter Jennifer Foster at home, his uncle Austin Delaney of Port Jervis,  his sister-in-law Josephine Canfield and her husband Michael of Sparrowbush, his niece  Michele Robertson and her husband Scott of Sparrowbush, his nephew Michael Canfield, Jr. and his wife Susan of Glen Spey, several great nieces and nephews, and his beloved pet  miniature schnauzer Austin. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, March 30 at 10 AM at St. Mary's R.C. Church, Port Jervis, NY.  Rev. Matthew Newcomb will be the celebrant.  Interment will take place at a later date at St. Mary's Cemetery, Port Jervis, NY. A repast will follow at the Port Jervis Lodge of Elks, Route 6, Port Jervis, NY.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Assoc., 419 E. Main St., Suite 305, Middletown, NY 10940 or to the  Parkinson's Disease Foundation 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509 NY, NY 10018.  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  # 12:05 AM

Sunday, March 22, 2015

 

REGIS A. FOSTER, PORT JERVIS, NEW YORK

Regis A. Foster age 65 of Port Jervis, New York, died Mar. 18, at Middletown, NY. Services: Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held Mon. March 30, at 10AM at St. Mary's R.C. Church, Port Jervis. Rev. Matthew Necomb celebrant.  Arrangements are by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis.

posted by DMA  # 8:05 PM

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

 

GLORIA ANN FOSS, MATAMORAS, PENNSYLVANIA

Gloria Ann Foss, age 82 of Matamoras, PA, died Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at St. Joseph's Place, Port Jervis, NY.  She was born on March 1, 1933 in Matamoras, PA, the daughter of William MacDonald and Hazel CoykendallMacDonald Petitti. Gloria started her career in nursing as a registered nurse at St. Francis Hospital, in Port Jervis from 1955-1957.  She continued as a school nurse for the Delaware Valley School District, retiring after 36 years of dedicated service, in 1993. Gloria was a faithful member of the United Methodist Church of Matamoras, and President of the United Methodist Women of the Church.  She was a member of the Pike County Education Association and a member of the Northeastern Region Dept. of Pupil Services/School Nurse Section.  Gloria volunteered for ten years for the National Assoc. for School Nurses at the annual conference. She supervised the book store at the National Conference annually.  She assumed many leadership positions throughout her career in nursing.  She was extremely active in volunteering with many local civic organizations during her life. Gloria married Harry Lee Foss in 1954, who pre-deceased her in 2009.  She is survived by her children Jeffrey Foss and his wife  Katherine , Laureen DeBree and her husband Gustave, Cathleen Schultz and her fiancé Jason Friedenberger, her brother Carlyle Pettti all of Matamoras, her  loving grandchildren, Michael and Ryan Foss, William DeBree, Christopher Kuchuk, Joshua and Ethan Schultz, three great grandchildren Aidan, Parker and Taryn, several nieces and nephews.  Gloria was pre-deceased by her sister Joyce MacDonald and her brother  Gene MacDonald.  Memorial services will be held Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 12 Noon at the United Methodist Church of Matamoras, 209 Avenue H, Matamoras, PA.  Rev. Lora Villinger will officiate.  Interment will be private at Pine Grove Cemetery, Matamoras, PA.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Pike county Public Library, 201 Broad St., Milford, PA 18337 or to the Port Jervis Salvation Army 99 Ball St. 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  # 8:06 PM
 

KIKI SAINT JOHN, PORT JERVIS, NEW YORK

Kiki Saint John age 54 of Port Jervis, NY died Friday March 13, 2015 at his home. He was born on November 8, 1960, the son of Ben and Jayne Bastone Bialec.  Kiki was the former owner of Gina's Italian Delicatessen in Pomona, NY. He married Cynthia Chapman Saint John who survives at home.  He is also survived by his two sons, Jeffrey Kleinberger and his fiancé Nancy of Marlboro, NY, and Christopher Kellermueller of Newburgh, NY, his daughter, Taylor Saint John  at home, his father Ben Bialec of California, his sister, Gina Marchese of Goshen, NY, his  two brothers Al and Vinnie, several nieces and nephews. Services will be private.  Cremation took place at MacLennan Hall Crematory, Milford, PA.  Memorial contributions may be made in his memory for the education of his daughter Taylor, c/o Christopher Kellermueller, 6 Pony Terrace, Newburgh, NY 12550.  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  # 8:00 PM

Monday, March 16, 2015

 

BRIAN R. EMERICK, PORT JERVIS, NEW YORK

Brian R. Emerick age 54 of Port Jervis, NY died Monday, March 16, 2015 at his home. He was born on August 20, 1960 in Port Jervis, NY the son of John M. Rudy and Crystal Conklin Rudy. Brian worked as a stock clerk with the  night crew at the Shop-Rite Food Store in Montague, NJ.   He was an avid fisherman, a talented musician and a member of the Carl Richards Band in Port Jervis.  Brian married Karen Boucher Emerick who pre-deceased him on December 28, 2013.  He is survived by his father, John M. Rudy of Port Jervis,  his daughter Danielle Boucher and her companion Vincent Black of Port Jervis, his two sisters Crystal Boby and her husband Darin of Dingmans Ferry, PA, Dawn Rudy of Port Jervis, his brother Richard Cacavale and his wife Josephine of Promised Land, PA, three grandchildren, Mariah, Noah, Isaiah, several nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by his brother Guy Thomas Emerick and his sister-in-law Dawn Knight. Memorial services will be announced at a later date by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home.  Memorial contributions may be may made to the Port Jervis-Deerpark Humane Society, Route 209, Port Jervis, NY 12771 or to the American Heart Assoc. 419 E. Main St., Suite 305, Middletown, NY 10940.  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  # 11:24 PM

Thursday, March 12, 2015

 

ELIZABETH "BETTY" GOODFELLOW LYNCH, PORT JERVIS, NEW YORK


Elizabeth “Betty” Goodfellow Lynch
February 4, 1928 – March 10, 2015
Port Jervis, New York

 

Elizabeth “Betty” Lynch, age 87 of Port Jervis, passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at St. Josephs Place, Bon Secours Hospital, after a long illness.  A nearly lifelong resident of the garden spot of America, better known as West End, Betty was the bandagerof skinned knees; the provider of popsicles, juice boxes and candy; and the final arbiter of childhood disputes and grievances.  She was what every mother, grandmother, and great grandmother should aspire to be, kind to a fault and generous with her kisses and her patience, which were both apparently limitless.
She is survived by her son, William and his wife Sandy Lynch, of Prunedale, CA; herdaughters, Susan and her husband Jack Scully, of Eldred, Mary Grace Carlton, of Port Jervis, Patty and her husband Brendan Hess, of Port Jervis, and Melissa McCann and Michael McCann, of Port Jervis; and her beloved grand-children Andy, Steven, Jerry and Greg Lynch; Tim, Joe and John Scully; Autumn, Seth and Marissa Carlton; Rachel Rivera (Hess), Amanda Silko (Hess) and Tricia Hess; and Cassie, Nicole, Joshua and Cody McCann, and yes there are 17 of them, and ten great-grandchildren (Alex, Bryanna, Charlotte, Peyton, Jack, Nicholas, BenHenry, Ella and Taylor); sister; Joan Donahue, of Dallas, Texasand numerous nieces, nephews,and friends.  She was predeceased by hehusband, Harry “Brud” Lynch; her grandson, Ryan McCann; her son-in-law, Michael Carlton; her brothers, William Goodfellow and Jack Goodfellow; and her sister, Marie Goodfellow Perkowski .

 

Betty celebrated her birthday a little more than a month ago the way that she lived her life, surrounded by her loud, active, argumentative, always loving family.  She was the glue that held the ever expanding clan together and the oil that made it all run smoothly.  She was the best of Jackie O, Julia Child, and June Cleaver, all rolled into one.  She made Sunday dinner every single weekend for as long as any of her grandchildren can remember, and it was always a family event, winter or summer, holiday or not.  In the summer time, her back patio was the place for fresh corn on the cob, homemade sun tea that had been brewing all day long, and an endless supply of freeze pops.  Hers was the house where all river trips began and ended, and she was the coordinator of summer vacations to the shore every year for 20 plus years, always including as many of the family as were around and could make it there that week.  We will all universally miss her gracious smile, gentle laugh and soothing kiss.   

 

She graduated from Packard College with a Secretarial degree and worked for most of her life in jobs with the local government of the City of Port Jervis, including positions as an accounting clerk in the Water Department and secretary to the Mayor.  She was the Den Mother for the Cub Scouts, the Scout Leader for the Girl Scout’s, and active in a number of civic organizations, including the St. Mary’s School Mothers Club and Catholic Charities.  She attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church, where she was a Lector for many years, as well as a member of the Altar and Rosary Society, and St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

 

Friends may visit FridayMarch 13 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Knight-AuchmoodyFuneral Home, 154 East Main Street, Port Jervis, New York.  Prayers will be offered Saturday, March 14, at 9:15am at the funeral home followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am at St. Mary’s R.C. Church, 46 Ball Street, Port Jervis, New York, with Rev. Matthew Newcomb officiating. 
Interment will take place at St. Mary's Cemetery, Port Jervis, New York.

 

Donations may be made in Betty’s memory to assist in finding a cure for Parkinson’s Disease to The Michael J. Fox Foundation, Donation Processing, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5041 or to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital501 St. Jude Place,  Memphis, TN 38105.      Arrangements are by the Knight- Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 East Main Street,
Port Jervis, New York. For information ,directions or to send a condolence note to the family visit knight-Auchmoody.com


posted by DMA  # 2:51 PM

Monday, March 09, 2015

 

MYRTLE A. PURROY, PORT JERVIS, NEW YORK

Myrtle A. Purroy age 97 of Port Jervis, NY died Monday, March 9, 2015 at St. Joseph's Place, Port Jervis, NY. She was born on November 5, 1917 in Pond Eddy, PA., the daughter of  Nathaniel and Anna Corey DeGraw.  Myrtle married Richard "Dick" Purroy who pre-deceased her in 1987.  She is survived by her son William R. Purroy and his companion Pamela Lain of Westtown, NY, her two granddaughters Adrienne Muller and her husband Mark and Christine Purroy, her great grandchildren, Keaton and Nicholas Muller, her  daughter-in-law Betty Purroy of Port Jervis,  her brother William DeGraw and his wife Janith of Milford, PA., several nieces and nephews.  Services will be private.  Memorial contributions may be made to a 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  # 9:25 PM

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