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Friday, July 20, 2018

 

LONNIE JAMES HAWKE, MILFORD, PENNSYLVANIA

Lonnie James Hawke age 52 of Milford, Pennsylvania passed away July 19, 2018 at Fredon Township, New Jersey. He was born on April 5, 1966 in Madrid, Spain the son of James and Judith Hawke. He graduated from Newton High School with the class of 1984. He continued his education to earn a certificate from Lincoln Technical Institute in HVAC. He worked as a HVAC installer for Willco Heating and Air Conditioning for 24 years. He was involved in coaching baseball for Dingman Delaware Little League. Lonnie is survived by his loving wife, Elizabeth Hawke at home, his two sons, Lawson and Jesse at home. He is also survived by his mother Judith Hawke and his sister Stacey Lee, her husband Craig Lee and nephews Alex and Nathan. He was pre-deceased by his father James P. Hawke and his grandfather Henry I. Wilson. Memorial services will be held 2 PM Sunday, July 22, 2018 at the Milford Bible Church, Milford, PA. Ralph Pinto will officiate. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to HAWKE Youth Sports Fund at https://hawkefund.org/donate or in care of Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan, 30 Scott’s Corner’s Drive, Suite 203, Montgomery, NY 12549. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Caregivers America Staff, Kim Dalrymple, Sharon Doolittle and to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice. 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  # 3:38 PM

Thursday, July 19, 2018

 

JAMES E. CULLINAN, PORT JERVIS, NEW YORK

James E. Cullinan age 71 passed away on July 17, 2018 at Bon Secours Community Hospital after a seven year struggle with cancer. His loving family was at his side. He was born in Port Jervis, NY on May 11, 1947 the son of Edward A. Cullinan and Alice Cooke Cullinan. Jim was an avid runner for 40 years until his illness made him put away his running shoes. He graduated from SUNY Oneonta in 1972. Post-graduate courses were from SUNY New Paltz. He was a member of the Drew United Methodist Church where he was Financial Secretary for 33 years. He was also a member of the NYS Teachers Association. Jim loved his family whom he referred to as his universe. He loved music. One of his favorite songs was "What a Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong. He loved teaching and his former students whom he always called "my Kids." He taught at Anna S. Kuhl Elementary School for 38 years. Known by students as "Mr. C." His home away from home was Provincetown, MA where he and his family vacationed every summer. Surviving are his beloved family, wife: Carol (Hulse) Cullinan, daughter: Lisa Cullinan-Peters and her husband(Kenneth Peters), and grandson: Dylan Ward. Sister: Marlea Carroll and her husband (Tom Carroll) Sister-in-law: Barbara Doss Brother-in-law: Gary Hulse (Mallorie) Niece: Lori Carroll Azriliant Nephews: James Carroll, Steven Doss, Brian Doss, and Jared Hulse Long time close friends: John and Sue Mraz Cremation will take place privately. Jim had requested no funeral or memorial service. It is his family's wish that all who knew Jim remember him as the kind and compassionat person he always was in life. Memorial contributions in Jim’s name may be made to Drew United Methodist Church, 49-51 Sussex 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  # 8:33 AM

Saturday, July 14, 2018

 

GRACE E. PADGETT, PORT JERVIS, NEW YORK

Grace E. Padgett age 83 of Port Jervis, NY passed away on Thursday July 12, 2018 in Port Jervis, NY. She is the daughter of the late Cecil and Mildred Teeple Rumsey. Grace was a member of the Deerpark Reformed Church in Port Jervis, V.F.W. Post #161 Roosa Fleming Post Auxiliary, and a member of the Shipmates of Port Jervis. She worked as an Assembler for Kolmar Labs in Port Jervis for over 30 years. Grace was predeceased by her late husband George Padgett. She is survived by; two daughters: Valerie Howell and fiancé Bob of Forestburgh, NY, Carol Babcock and her husband Harry of Orlando, FL; one son: Randy Aber and his wife Tammy of Port Jervis, NY; one sister: Doris Morris of Middletown, NY; six grandchildren: Danny, Dacie, Amy, Harry, Roseann, and Marie; several great grandchildren, several nieces, and nephews. Grace was predeceased by her brother Cecil Rumsey, and her sister Nancy McLean. Visitation will be held on Monday, July 16, 2018 from 10:00-11:00am at the Knight Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY 12771. Funeral service will follow at 11:00am at the funeral home with Rev. Patt Kaufman officiating. Burial will take place at Rural Valley Cemetery. Memorial contribution may be made to the Sparrowbush United Methodist Church, 44 Main St., Sparrowbush, NY 12780. 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 looks good. thank you

posted by DMA  # 8:30 PM

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

 

BETTY MARCH DUFFY SKINNER, MILFORD, PENNSYLVANIA

Betty March Duffy Skinner, age 95 of Milford, PA and formerly lifelong resident of Port Jervis, passed away July 9, 2018 in Milford, PA. She was born in Port Jervis, NY on November 26, 1922 the daughter of Charles R. March, Jr. and Myrtie Dillistin March. Betty was a faithful member of St. Joseph’s R.C. Church in Matamoras, PA. After graduating with the class of 1941 from Port Jervis High School, Betty worked as a nurse’s aide at St. Francis Hospital under the direction of Sister Mary Jean, who was a dear friend. She was a member of the Port Jervis Historical Society. She was also a member of the International Poetry Society of which she had her poem “October” published in a Book of Poetry that can be found at the Milford Library in memory of her late husband James Duffy. Betty was also an avid photographer. She was raised with strong family values and deep faith in God. Betty married James R. Duffy, Sr. who passed away in 1981, and then married William J. Skinner who also pre-deceased her. She is survived by her daughter Ann M. Duffy and her significant other Chris of Milford, PA, her son Francis D. Duffy and his wife Kay of Krum, Texas, her brother, Kenneth D. March of Port Jervis, her sister, Cynthia Salmon of Bloomington, Indiana, her beloved grandchildren Julie and her husband Peter, Bonnie, Frank, Jr. and his wife Nicole, Patti, Shane and his wife Christina, Jennifer and her husband John, Rebecca and her husband Brendan, J.R., Carol and her husband Noel. Great grandchildren; Zachary, Kyle, Troy, Jenna, Ava, Henry, Wesley, Ruby, Samuel, Tobias, Lucas. Her step daughter Joann and her husband Jim, her step grandson William Rogers and Sabrina and their two daughters. Two very special nieces, Deborah Roa and Eleanor Cole along with several other nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by her son James R. Duffy, Jr, and her sister Mildred March Cuddeback. Visitation will be held Friday 11 AM-12:15 PM at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. Prayers will be offered at 12:15 PM at the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial 1 PM at St. Joseph’s R.C. Church, Matamoras, PA. Rev. Joseph Manarchuck will be the celebrant. Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Port Jervis. Memorial contributions may be made to Westfall Volunteer Ambulance and Fire Department, POBox 154, Matamoras, PA 18336. 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.

posted by DMA  # 9:50 PM

Sunday, July 08, 2018

 

ANN M. POYNTON, MILFORD, PENNSYLVANIA, FORMERLY OF WARWICK, NEW YORK

Ann M. Poynton age 77 of Milford, PA and formerly a long time resident of Warwick, NY passed away July 7, 2018 at Newburgh, NY. She was born on October 23, 1940 in Winnebago, Minnesota the daughter of Walter and Lila Jensen Bublitz. Ann married Richard C. Poynton who pre-deceased her. She was a longtime faithful member of the Sugar Loaf United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Church of Matamoras, PA. Ann retired after many years of dedicated service as a cashier for Shop Rite Food Store in Chester, NY. She is survived by her three sons Charles “Chuck” Poynton and his wife Jodie of New Hampton, NY, Todd Poynton and his wife Valarie of Johnson, NY, and Timothy “Tim” Poynton and his wife Chrissy of Clinton, Massachusetts, her brother Dallas Bublitz of Bothell, Washington, seven grandchildren; Jennifer, Taylor, Thomas, Alyvia, Kayleigh, Conner Poynton and Andrew Henneman, several nieces and nephews. Ann was pre-deceased by her two brothers Gary and Donald Bublitz. Visitation will be held 4-7 PM Wednesday, July 11, at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. Memorial services will be held 11 AM Saturday, July 21, 2018 at the United Methodist Church of Matamoras, 209 Ave. H, Matamoras, PA. Rev. Diane Sommers will officiate. Interment will follow at the Warwick Cemetery, Warwick, NY. Memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church of Matamoras, 209 Ave H, Matamoras, PA 18336 or to the Sugar Loaf United Methodist church, 1387 Kings Hwy,, Sugar Loaf, NY 10981. 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  # 9:19 PM

Saturday, July 07, 2018

 

WILLIAM W. HUBBARD, PORT JERVIS, NEW YORK

William W. Hubbard age 71 of Port Jervis, NY passed away suddenly July 5, 2018 at Port Jervis, NY. He was born on March 26, 1947 in Queens, NY the son of William Saxton Hubbard and Ruth Regina Woodward Hubbard. He attended St. Paul School in Garden City and continued his education at Springfield College earning his BS in Mathematics. He began his teaching career with the Port Jervis School District as a mathematics teacher and became head of the math department and was President of the Port Jervis Teacher’s Union. He furthered his education at Montclair State University earning his Masters. Upon his retirement he dedicated his life to tutoring his many students, who he so loved. Bill was an amazing husband, father and friend. He loved life and helping others. Bill had so many talents and there wasn't anything he couldn't fix, but was ever so humble. Bill loved skiing which lives on in his son, Adam and grandson, Colten. He was an avid skier, pilot and sailor He was an assistant Ski Coach to the Special Olympics. He started the Port Jervis High School Ski Club. He was a director at the YMCA Camp in Huguenot for many years, Bill was the founder and leader of the 4H Swine Club in Sussex, NJ. Farming was a passion in his life. Bill recently served on the Planning Board of Port Jervis and was on the Board of Guymard Lake Association. Bill had a smile and kindness that made you feel like you swallowed the sun. He will be remembered forever by his many family and friends. He was a loving husband to his wife Roseann. She will miss him every minute of every day. He was our rock, he gave endlessly and asked nothing in return. He is survived by his loving wife, Roseann Hubbard, sons Adam Hubbard and his wife Heather , Patrick Ryan and Thomas Rochelle, his grandson Colten, his sister Janet Fisher and Jerry Collier, brother-in-law John Marko and Andrea Barth and many beloved nieces and nephews. He is also survived by “His Girl”, his beloved Bernese Mountain Dog “Jazz”. Visitation will be held 3-7 PM Monday, July 9 at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. The Mass of Christian Burial willl be held 10 AM Tuesday, July 10th at St. Mary’s R.C. Church, Port Jervis, NY . Rev. Matthew Newcomb will be the celebrant. Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Port Jervis, NY. Memorial contributions may be made to the Port Jervis Education Foundation, 310 Prospect Hill Rd., Cuddebackville, NY 12729. 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  # 1:44 PM

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

 

ALVIN T. ULBRICH, JR., PORT JERVIS, NEW YORK

Alvin T. Ulbrich, Jr. age 69 of Port Jervis, NY passed away Sunday, July 1, 2018 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on March 16, 1949 in Port Jervis, NY the son of Alvin T. Ulbrich, Sr. and Olga Michulski Ulbrich. Alvin proudly served our country with the US Army from 1969-1971. He was a faithful member of St. Mary’s R.C. Church, Port Jervis and a former member of the Neversink Engine Co. , Port Jervis, Fire Dept. Alvin worked as sales clerk for Neversink Lumber Co, Port Jervis, AJM Lumber Co., in Montgomery, NY, Narrowsburg Lumber and Stevenson Lumber Co. in Newburgh, NY. He retired from Home Depot in Middletown, NY. Alvin married Patricia Lowry Ulbrich who survives at home. He is also survived by his two daughters Laura Siegfried and her husband Benjamin of Easton, PA, Lisa Stierle and her husband Jon of Milford, PA, his son Michael Ulbrich and his wife Danielle of Milford, PA, his beloved six grandchildren; Zach, Alexis, Samantha, Jason,Teddy, Dominick and several cousins. Visitation will be held 2-4 and 6-8 PM Thursday, July 5th at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held 9:45 AM Friday, July 6 at St. Mary’s R.C. Church, Port Jervis. Rev. Matthew Newcomb will be the celebrant. Interment with military honors will take place at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Port Jervis. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to The American Cancer Society, 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.

posted by DMA  # 1:43 PM
 

WILLIAM F. HARRIS, MILFORD, PENNSYLVANIA

William F. Harris age 80 of Milford PA died Sunday July 1, at Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis, NY. He was born in Albany NY on May 5, 1938 to the late Lavina and Milton Harris, the family moved to West New York, NJ, where he was raised and lived for the next 30 years. Bill met the love of his life Carol Leiser in 1962, and they were married in 1963. They were married for 49 years until she was called home on July 9, 2013. Bill was an Army veteran, who proudly served his country during the Korean War. He was a retired truck driver. Bill often spoke of his days in the Army, and was always seen wearing one of his many Army caps. Mr. Harris was also a scoutmaster for many years of Boy Scout troop 1, and 129 in West New York, NJ. Always with a song in his heart, and a coffee in his hand, Bill enjoyed speaking with anyone, and telling stories of military time, and scouting adventures. He loved classic foods, especially pot roast, home made soup, and crumb cake. He was a member of The National American Legion. He is survived by his sister Lavina Massey, his son, William A. Harris, and his wife Victoria, of Port Jervis, His daughter, Lisa Moriarty, and her husband Arthur, of Milford Pa, his daughter Marcy Haase and her husband Robert, of Vernon NJ. He also is survived by several nieces and nephews. Bill had 3 grandchildren, Bo Haase and his wife Rhianna, Casie Haase and her husband Justin, and Brandon “Bam” Haase, a great-grandson James Haase,and a great-grandaughter Adriana Haase. 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  # 1:41 PM

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