Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
DOROTHY C. REYNOLDS, OTISVILLE, NEW YORK
Dorothy C. Reynolds, 90, of Otisville, NY passed away on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at Park Manor Rehabilitation in Middletown, NY. She was born on May 23, 1926 in Westbrookville, NY and is the daughter of the late Chester and Elnora Culver Ashworth.
Dorothy was a member of the Mt. Hope Presbyterian Church in Otisville, NY. She was employed as Secretary at the New York State Drug Facility and served for many years as Town Clerk for the Town of Mt. Hope. Dorothy also retired from the Otisville State Training School for Boys.
Dorothy was married to the late Frank Reynolds who predeceased her. She is survived by one son, Richard Reynolds and his wife, Darlene of Westbrookville, NY; one daughter, Linda Franck of Middletown, NY; nine grandchildren: Bryan Franck and wife, Marybeth, Bonnie McFarland and husband, Jamie, David Franck and wife, Amanda, Deborah Eichele and husband, Donald, Robert Reynolds, Jr., Erin King and husband, Darren, Eric Reynolds, Paul Reynolds and wife, Koren, and Jeffrey Reynolds; twelve great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; one niece and three nephews. She was predeceased by her son, Robert Reynolds and her sister Evelyn Bimble.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 19, 2017 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY 12771. Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 20, 2017 at 10 a.m. at Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home with Rev. Jeffrey Farley officiating. Burial will take place at Mt. Hope Plains Cemetery in Otisville, NY.
Memorial contribution may be made to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, Port Jervis Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005.
Arrangements are by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY 12771. For information, directions, or to send a condolence note to the family please visit www.knight-auchmoody.com
BETTY JEAN GRECH, PORT JERVIS, NEW YORK
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Betty Jean Grech, age 90, of Port Jervis, NY. She passed away Monday, January 16, 2017 at her home, surrounded by her family. She was born on November 5, 1926 in Dingmans Ferry, PA, the daughter of Harry O. Spears and Lucy Smith Spears. Betty married Alexander Grech, Jr. on January 27, 1950, with whom she celebrated 66 years of marriage.
She is survived by her husband, Alexander, her children, Kathleen Pepper and Martin Mann of Port Jervis, Stephanie Lovato of Harwinton, CT, Alexander Grech, III and his wife, Phyllis of Saint Johnsbury, VT, and Bridget Grech-Mehedin of Port Jervis; her cherished grandchildren: Heather and Daniel Lane, Rob Pepper, Ryan Pepper, Tracey and Jonathan Nelson, Jeffrey Lovato and his fiancee, Charleen Simmons, Jason Lovato and Sarah Mia Lucia, Jeremy Lovato, Elizabeth Grech, Julianne Grech, Alexander Grech, IV, Christopher Mehedin and Nicholas Mehedin, her great-grandchildren: Owen, Max, Jake, Mackenzie, Erin, Miranda and Lexi, and her great-great granddaughter: Laila, and several nieces and nephews. Betty was predeceased by her brother, Harry “Chet” Spears.
Betty was an avid golfer and a long-time member of the Port Jervis Country Club. She was the treasurer of the local chapter of the cub scouts for over 40 years. Betty was a dedicated republican, a former state committee woman, and a former chairwoman of the Orange County Republican Committee. She was recently recognized for over 50 years of service with the Orange County Republican Committee. Betty attended numerous presidential inaugurations and wrote multiple speeches for Ben Gilman.
Visitation will be held 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, January 22nd at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, January 23rd at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home. Rev. Nancy Vonderhorst will officiate. Interment will be private.
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 knightauchmoody.com.
Friday, January 13, 2017
JOHN T. JOYCE, GLEN SPEY, NEW YORK
John T. Joyce age 79 of Glen Spey, NY passed away Thursday, January 12, 2017 at
Middletown Park Manor, Middletown, NY. He was born on September 23, 1937 in the
Bronx, NY the son of Michael and Margaret Mortimer Joyce. John proudly served
our country with the US Air Force, 1962-1963. He was a proud member of the Emerald Society.
He worked with the teamsters as a truck driver for Schaefer Brewing Co. in Maspeth, NY and
later as a custodian for the Passaic Valley School District. John married Susan Jacques Joyce who
pre-deceased him. He is survived by his three sons, John Joyce and his wife
Kristine of Hazlet, NJ, James Joyce and his wife Cevil of South Orange, NJ,
Joseph Joyce of Glen Spey, NY, his daughter Susann Potter and her husband
Russell of Glen Spey, his brothers, Michael Joyce of Totowa, NJ and James Joyce
of Barnegat, NJ, two sisters; Eileen Joyce of Spring Hill, Florida and Abby
Pascucci of California, nine grandchildren; Meghan, John, Michael, Quinlan,
Veronica, Stella, Michael, Joseph and Chelsea, several nieces and nephews. He
was pre-deceased by several sisters and brothers. A Memorial Mass of Christian
Burial will be held 11 AM Tuesday, January 17 at St. Ann’s R.C. Church, Shohola,
PA. Rev. Thomas Major will be the celebrant. Memorial contributions may be
made to St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital, Tribute Program, Port Jervis Box
1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908. 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
KATHLEEN BLOOD, PORT JERVIS, NEW YORK
Kathleen Blood age 84 of Port Jervis, NY passed away Monday, January 9, 2017 at Virginia Beach, VA. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary’s R.C. Church, Port Jervis, NY and will be announced at a later date by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home. Interment will take place at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Port Jervis. 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 knightauchmoody.com.
Monday, January 09, 2017
ALBERT H. ECCLESTON, SR., PORT JERVIS, NEW YORK
Albert H. Eccleston, Sr age 85 of Port Jervis, NY passed away Sunday, January 8, 2017 at Port Jervis, NY. He was born on April 1, 1931 in Brooklyn, NY the son of Albert H. Eccleston Sr., and Emma Mildred Rutledge Eccleston. Albert retired as a Senior System Analyst for Telephonics in Huntington, NY. He married Marlene Hons Eccleston on November 5, 1949 and celebrated 56 of marriage until her death in March 2007. He is survived by his children, Carol-Lynn Simmons and her husband David of Port Jervis, Alan S. Eccleston and his wife Colleen of Port Jervis, Diane J. Dawson of Holbrook, NY, Craig A. Eccleston of Port Jervis and Richard W. Eccleston and his companion Debbie Fischer of Holbrook, NY, his beloved grandchildren: Tracy-Lynn Drew and her husband J.R., Katie VanTuyl and her husband Jason, Kelly Gonzalez and her husband Chris, Samantha A. Dawson, Adam Eccleston and his companion Kaitlyn Striefler, Jaclyn McElroy, and her husband Nick, Kerry Lynn Eccleston, Alec, Aaron and Paige Eccleston, his great grandchildren: Jordan and Justin Drew, Lilyan, Olivia, Emma, and Riley Gonzalez, Sean and Sydney Furler, Ava Eccleston. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Lillian Mathieson, Carole and Peter Jackowski, William Hons, Cheryl and James Brennan, his dear friend and companion Angela Sauerzopf, several nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by his brother Raymond R. Eccleston. A family statement read “Our Dad was a hard working, loving and devoted Dad. We always knew we could count on him to guide us through all our adventurers and endeavors growing up onLong Island. We had the best childhood and the most wonderful memories with Dad and Mom of weekends at the Barryville House which he loved so much. He fought a courageous 21 year battle with Parkinsons Disease that he took in stride some days and cursed other days. The disease finally stripped him of his life and he will be missed and loved everyday. We love you Dad.” Visitation will be held 2-4 PM Wednesday, January 11th at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. Funeral services will follow at 4 PM with Rev. Steven Jackowski officiating. Interment will take place at Montoza Cemetery, Barryville, NY. Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinsons Disease Foundation, 1359 B’way, Suite 1509, NY, NY 10018. Arrangements ar bey the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. For information, directions or to send a condolence note to the family please visit knightauchmoody.com
VIVIAN A. BENJAMIN, WESTBROOKVILLE, NEW YORK
It is with saddened hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Vivian A. Benjamin, a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was 96 years old and lived in Westbrookville, NY.
Vivian was born on January 21, 1920 in the Town of Greenville, NY, the daughter of Charles and Alberta Rowe Hoffman.
Vivian was a retired seamstress. She married Harry L. Benjamin on October 6, 1944; he pre-deceased her in 1969. Vivian is survived by her son, her lifelong best friend, David C. Benjamin of Westbrookville; her four grandchildren: Melissa Benjamin, Christopher Benjamin, Brian Benjamin and his wife, Lacey and Matthew Benjamin Sr.; her special friend, Krysta Lazlo of Otisville, NY who called her “grandma”; three great-grandchildren: Matthew Benjamin Jr., Milani Benjamin, and Brooke Benjamin; as well as several nieces and nephews. Vivian was pre-deceased by her brothers: Walter and Ralph Hoffman; her step-daughters: Marjorie Krotky, Helen Benjamin, Florence Viserta; and her step-son,Harry Benjamin.
The simple things in life brought Vivian pleasure. Spending quality time with her family topped the list of her favorite things to do. She loved shopping around at yard sales, collecting special treasures, enjoying a delicious box of chocolates, and she had fun attending penny socials. As she is no longer limited by the physical constraints here with us, she is no doubt having a lot of fun in Heaven going to tons of penny socials.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, January 10th at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. Private interment will take place Wednesday, January 11th. Rev. Charles Ryu and Rev. Kevin Mulqueen will officiate. Having finally been reunited with her husband in Heaven, Vivian will comfortingly be laid to rest next to him in Unionville Cemetery, Unionville, NY.
Arrangements are by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home; for information, directions or to send a condolence note to the family visit knight-auchmoody.com
Tuesday, January 03, 2017
SHIRLEY J. VAN INWEGEN, MATAMORAS, PENNSYLVANIA
Shirley J. Van Inwegen age 94 of Matamoras, PA passed away Monday January 2, 2017 at Belle Reve, Milford, PA. She was born on February 21, 1922 in Matamoras, PA the daughter of Eli and Louise Henneberg Cole. Shirley retired as a clerk after many years of dedicated service at the Tri-State Gazette in Port Jervis. She was a member of the Hope Free Evangelical Church in Matamoras. Shirley married Harry Van Inwegen who pre-deceased her. She is survived by her nieces and nephews, Rosalyn and George Moon of Milford, PA, Norman and Jeannette Moon of Ocala, Florida, Ronald and Carol Moon of Yeagerstown, PA, Pauline and Donald Schular of Winchester, Tennessee, several great nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held 11 AM Thursday, January 12th at the Rural Valley Cemetery, Cuddebackville, 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.
Monday, January 02, 2017
HELEN "HONEY" VANTUYL, BARRYVILLE, NEW YORK
Helen “Honey” VanTuyl, age 76 of Barryville, NY passed away Saturday, December 31, 2016 in Port Jervis, NY. She was born on December 8, 1940 on Spring Street in Port Jervis, NY, the daughter of Charles and Marjorie Stevenson Brehm. Honey worked for 30 years at Oelker's General Store in Barryville, NY, then later retired as a dental assistant from the office of Dr. Marie DeVore Dentistry in Barryville. She was a member of the Town of Highland Lions Club. Honey was an avid bowler and was a member of the River Queens Bowling Team of the Port Jervis Women's Bowling League. She married Ernest D. VanTuyl, who pre-deceased her. She is survived by her daughter Jody VanTuyl of Barryville, her son Scott M. VanTuyl and his wife Jennifer of Barryville, her three sisters; Marjorie Wrage and her husband Robert of Marlboro, NY, Janice McCreery and her husband Michael of Surprise, AZ, Candace Howard of Matamoras, PA, her brother Jack Brehm and his wife Linda of Sparrowbush, her beloved grandchildren; Alexandria and Scott “Mitchell” Van Tuyl, Jr., and Connor Frasier VanTuyl, her brothers-in-law Kenneth VanTuyl and his wife Joyce of Barryville, Edward VanTuyl and his wife Marcy of Galveston Texas, Roger VanTuyl and his wife Babe of Barryville, several nieces and nephews. Honey was pre-deceased by her brothers, Charles and Warren “Butch” Brehm, and her step-father Francis Boyden. Visitation will be held 2-3 PM Thursday, January 5th at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. Memorial services will follow at 3 PM at the funeral home with Rev. Nancy Vonderhorst officiating. Interment will be private. 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 knightauchmoody.com.
KEVIN P. CUNNINGHAM, PORT JERVIS, NEW YORK
Kevin P. Cunningham, loving husband, father and grandfather, age 64 of Port Jervis, NY passed away Saturday, December 31, 2016 in Port Jervis, NY. He was born on August 30, 1952 in Queens, NY the son of the late Charles P. and Jean Frank Cunningham. He completed his Bachelors Degree at SUNY Plattsburgh and obtained his Masters in Education at Marywood University in Scranton, PA with an additional New York certification in Regents Earth Science. Kevin retired from the Port Jervis School District after 35 years of teaching Earth Science at the Port Jervis Middle School. He also taught Summer School for 28 years, GED Math for 10 years and was the director of Adult Education in Port Jervis for 4 years. He was a faithful and active member of St. Joseph's R.C. Church, Matamoras, PA. He was a 4th Degree member and treasurer of the Port Jervis Knights of Columbus, Council 471, a member and past treasurer of the Port Jervis Lodge of Elks, #645 B.P.O.E. and a member of the New York State Retired Teacher's Assoc. He served the City of Port Jervis as a former first ward councilman. Kevin leaves behind his wife of over 42 blessed years Deborah Marchand Cunningham, whom he wed on June 1st, 1974. He is also survived by his daughters Erin Eckenrode and her husband Philip of Dillsburg, PA, Lauren Cunningham Preiato and her husband Richard of Wappinger’s Falls, NY, his two sons, Sean Cunningham and his wife Lisa of Matamoras, PA, Ryan Cunningham and his companion Marlo Smurda of Middletown, NY, his beloved grandchildren; Keira, Ellie, and Jacob Eckenrode, Julia and Catherine Preiato, his brothers-in-law Stephen Marchand and his wife Barbara of Hawley, PA, Raymond Marchand and his wife Martha of Yakima, WA, his father-in-law Henry Marchand of Hoosick Falls, NY, several nieces and nephews. Kevin was happiest when he was surrounded by the family and friends he loved so much. He loved music, camping, and watching his family grow throughout the wonderful years of his life. He will be celebrated for many more to come by his loving wife, family and friends.
Visitation will be held 2-4 and 6-8 PM Wednesday January 4th at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. Knights of Columbus will conduct services 7 PM Wednesday evening followed by Elks Services at 7:30 PM at the funeral home. Prayers will be offered at 9:15 AM Thursday, Jan. 5th at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM at St. Joseph's R.C. Church, Matamoras, PA. Rev. Alfred Vito will be the celebrant. Interment will take place at St. Mary's Cemetery, Port Jervis. Memorial contributions may be made in Kevin's name to the "Kevin P. Cunningham Memorial Scholarship", in care of the Port Jervis School District, 9 Thompson Street, 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 to the family visit knight-auchmoody.com.
Saturday, December 31, 2016
SHEILA M. ROBERTS, SPARROWBUSH, NEW YORK
Sheila M. Roberts, age 67 of Sparrowbush, NY, passed away Friday, December 30, 2016 at her home. She was born in Montague, NJ, the daughter of George H. and Leila M. Quick Kurtz.
Sheila worked for ten years at Spangenberg’s Grocery in Port Jervis. She retired as an assembler from Kolmar Labs, Inc., in Port Jervis and from Sanmar Clothing Co., as an order processor in Reno, Nevada. She married Henry R. Roberts who predeceased her.
She is survived by her sons: Anthony Roberts and his wife, Kelly of Sparrowbush, Thomas Roberts of Fernley, NV, Mark Roberts of Port St. Lucie, FL; her daughters: Heather Roberts Ramsey and her husband, Aaron of Myrtle Beach, SC, Megan Roberts of Charlotte, NC, Melissa Roberts Brantley and her husband, Keith of Union, MS; her three sisters: Barbara Ogrodnick and Beth Morris, both of Sparrowbush, Nancy Howell of Port Jervis; her brother, George Michael Kurtz of Port Jervis; 21 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sisters, Julie Ellison and Betty Reilly; her brothers: Thomas, David and Daniel Kurtz.
Services will be private at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Eatern Div., 121 Executive Dr., New Windsor, NY 12553.
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 knightauchmoody.com
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
MICHAEL T. HOGAN, MATAMORAS, PENNSYLVANIA
Michael T. Hogan age 57 of Matamoras, Pennsylvania passed away Sunday, December 25, 2016 at Port Jervis. He was born on March 22, 1959 in Middletown, NY. Michael worked for the Electricians Union Local #3 in New York City, NY. He was an active member with the Port Jervis Elks Lodge #645, B.P.O.E. Michael married Susan Ann Panuto Hogan who survives at home. He is also survived by his son John Josd of New Jersey, his grand daughter Katelynn Josd of Warwick, NY, his mother-in-law and father-in-law Ed and Ann Mother of Milford, PA, his brother in-law Robert Panuto and his wife Yongjing of Wurtsboro, NY, several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held 2-4 and 6-8 PM Wednesday, December 28th at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. Elks memorial services will be held 7 PM Wednesday evening at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held 10:30 AM Thursday, December 29th at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home. Rev. Vincent Odikanoro will officiate. Interment will follow at Pine Hill Cemetery, Sparrowbush, nY. Memorial contributions may be made to the Port Jervis Lodge of Elks, Port Jervis Box W, 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 knightauchmoody.com.