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Saturday, October 21, 2017

 

AUSTIN H. DELANEY, PORT JERVIS, NEW YORK

Austin H. DeLaney age 90 of Port Jervis, NY passed away October 20, 2017 at the New York State Veterans Home at Oxford, NY. He was born on April 1, 1927 in Port Jervis the son of the late Austin and Edna Hayes DeLaney. Austin proudly served our country with the US Navy from 1944-1964. He married Madeline Amato DeLaney who pre-deceased him July 2, 1999. He is survived by his son Michael DeLaney and his wife Olivia of Knoxville, Tenn., his two daughters Kathleen Cardillo and her husband Michael of Utica, NY, Josie Fairbrother and her husband Paul of Melbourne, Florida , his beloved grandchildren, who knew him as “Poppy Meatball”, Theresa West and her husband Eddie, Michelle Maier and her husband Chris, Laura Fairbrother and her fiancé Jared, and Kelly Fairbrother, his great granddaughter Annabelle, his sister-in-law Josephine King, his brothers-in-law Michael Amato and his wife Henrietta, Joseph Amato, several nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by his son Patrick DeLaney, his sister Lenore Foster, his nephews Regis Foster and Thomas King. Austin retired from the US Navy after 20 years of dedicated service. He had a strong work ethic, usually working two different jobs at the same time. He continued working full time for the New York State Division of Youth at the Otisville State Correctional Facility. He was also employed as a school bus driver for the Port Jervis School District. He will always be remembered as a very kind and giving man. Austin was a member of St. Mary’s R.C. Church, Port Jervis. He was a member of the Tri-Sate Naval Ship #7241, Port Jervis, a member of the Naval Helicopters Veterans Assoc., a member of Roosa-Fleming VFW Post #161, Port Jervis, a member of the Marsch-Kellogg American Legion Post 139, Milford, PA and a member of the Port Jervis Lodge of Elks, #645 B.P.O.E. Visitation will be held 4-7 PM Wednesday, October 25 at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. Elks memorial services will be held at 6 PM. Prayers will be offered 9:15 AM Thursday, October 26 at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM at St. Mary’s R.C. Church, Port Jervis. Rev. Matthew Newcomb will be the celebrant. Interment will follow with military honors at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Port Jervis, NY. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas. 66675-8517. 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  # 12:46 PM

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

 

MABLE MACKEY FOX, GLEN SPEY, NEW YORK

Mable Mackey Fox age 104 years passed away Sunday, October 15, 2017 at Milford, PA. She was born in Glen Spey, NY on September 12, 1913 the daughter of Russell and Edith Swanerbury Mackechnie. In her earlier years Mabel and her late husband Joseph Mackey owned and operated the Hollywood Grill in Port Jervis. They decided to build a new Bar and Restaurant which was named Time Out in Sparrowbush which they continued to operate for many years. Mable retired as a house mother from the Otisville State Training Correctional Facility. Mable enjoyed spending her winters in Florida with Joe Fox and her many friends. She loved traveling and seeing the sights of the world. She could always be seen with her many dogs which she adored. Cooking, watching the NY Yankees, attending Jimmy Sturr concerts, anything purple, and spending time with her family and friends were her favorites. At four o”clock she had her daily glass of Carlo Rossi Blush and always said it was what kept her alive for so many years. She was an inspiration to many and will be missed. The family wishes to extend their appreciation to the Carlucci Home, Milford Senior Care and Rehabilitation Center, and Dr. Alam for their excellent care of Mable through the years. She was married first to the late Joseph Mackey and second to the late Joseph Fox. Mable is survived by her daughter-in-law Jackilyn A. Mackey of Port Jervis, her brother Russell Mackechnie and his wife Peggy of Highland Lake, NY, her beloved grandchildren; Melissa Muller and her husband Michael, Joseph Mackey, Jeffrey Mackey and his wife Kim, Peter Hoefele and his wife Kelly, her great grandchildren; Chad Mackey, Michael and Amanda Muller, several nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her neighborhood and close friend Camrin Northrop who Mable looked upon as a “grandson”. Mable was pre-deceased by her two sons, Joseph W. Mackey and Robert E. Mackey, and her great nephew Kyle Mackechnie. Graveside services will be held 1 PM Saturday, October 21 at the Glen Spey Cemetery, Glen Spey, NY. Kaitlin Carney Haas will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to the Port Jervis-Deerpark Humane Society, Route 209, Port Jervis, NY 12771. Arrangements are by the Knight-Auchmoody FunerL Home, 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  # 1:10 PM
 

ANTHONY NIVENS, PORT JERVIS, NEW YORK

Anthony Nivens age 63 of Port Jervis, NY passed away October 13, 2017 at his home. He was born in New York City, NY on July 1, 1954 the son of the late Hayward and Lillian Torres Nivens. He proudly served our country from 1975-1978 with the United States Army. He is survived by his two brothers James Nivens and his wife Maryann of Woodridge, NY, John Nivens and his fiancé Jasmin Del Rosario of West Haven, Conn., his sisters; Cynthia Watkins, Laura Lane Quick and husband Steve, Dawn Nivens all of Port Jervis, and Mona Bram of Chandler, Texas, several nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by his sister Geraldine (“Geri”) Nivens Osborne. Although Tony was baptized Catholic he attended the Wickham Methodist Church and found great comfort with the church family. A family statement read “ Tony was always concerned about disappointing his family but we just wanted him to reach his full potential. He had so much to offer, intelligence, charm, and a strong work ethic. Due to his life style he left us far too soon. He is loved and will be missed.” Burial will take place at sea. Memorial contributions may be made to the Port Jervis-Deerpark Humane Society, Route 209, Port Jervis, NY. 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

posted by DMA  # 1:09 PM

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

 

PHYLLIS C. KNAPP, GLEN SPEY, NEW YORK

Phyllis C. Knapp age 81 of Glen Spey, NY passed away October 9, 2017 at Milford, PA. She was born on June 15, 1936 in Montour Falls, NY the daughter of Clyde and Lucille Alger Caslin. She retired as a Tax Collector for the Town of Lumberland, at Glen Spey, NY. Phyllis married Allen W. Knapp, Sr. who pre-deceased her. She is survived by her daughters Tammy Worzel and her husband Donald of Shohola, PA, Jill Barnes and her husband Daryl of Highland Lake, NY, Kim Kampka of Norfolk, Virginia, her son Allen W. Knapp, Jr. of Pond Eddy, NY, her beloved grandchildren; Melissa, Diana, Morgan, Taylor, Robert, Kelly, Stephanie,Tyler and Hannah, her beloved great grandchildren; William, Gabriel, Samantha and Skylar, her sister Sandra Brown of Burbank, California, several nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by her grandson Donald H. Worzel, Jr., and her brother Larry Caslin. Phyllis was faithful member of the Pond Eddy United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women of the Church, the Lumberland Seniors and was Lumberland Senior of the Year 2000, a member and treasurer of the Lumberland Republican Club. Memorial services will be held 12 o'clock noon Saturday, October 14, at the Pond Eddy United Methodist Church, 122 Berm & Church Rd., Pond Eddy, NY. Rev. Nancy Vonderhorst will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pond Eddy United Methodist Church, 122 Berm & Church Rd., Pond Eddy, NY 12770 or to the Lumberland Fire Dept. PO Box 91, Glen Spey, NY 12737 Arrangements are by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. For information, or to send a condolence note to the family visit knightauchmoody.com.

posted by DMA  # 2:47 PM
 

MARIE (BERNADETTE) HOPKO, MIDDLETOWN, NEW YORK

Marie (Bernadette) Hopko age 68 of Middletown, NY passed away October 8, 2017 at Middletown, NY. She was born on May 21, 1949 in West Haverstraw, NY the daughter of the late Joseph P. Hopko and Marie Conklin Hook who survives. Marie is survived by her son Robert Miller and his fiancé Suellen Spangenberg of Port Jervis, her mother Marie Hopko of Sparrowbush, her beloved grandchildren; Kristie Miller and her companion Derrick Lewis, Kayla Miller and her companion Adam Masters, Kelli Gulla and her husband Ben, five great grandchildren; Troy, Erika, Darryel, Sophia, and Mia, her brother Joseph P. Hopko , Jr. and his wife Patricia of Sparrowbush, her sisters Jean Healey of Huguenot, Agnes VanStrander and her husband Terry of Port Jervis, Genevieve Groenestynt-Umphlett of Virginia, Lisa Watson and her husband Stephen of the Town of Greenville, her aunt Patricia Vogelsang several nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by her brother-in-law John Healey. Services will be 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, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. For information or to send a condolence note to the family visit knightauchmoody.com.

posted by DMA  # 2:45 PM

Saturday, September 30, 2017

 

JOSEPH B. LIVINGSTON, ELDRED, NEW YORK

Joseph B. Livingston age 96 of Eldred, NY passed away September 23, 2017 at his home. He was born on June 28, 1921 in Port Jervis, NY the son of William and Anna Ecker Livingston. Joe proudly served our country during WW II with the US Navy on the Heavy Cruiser USS Tuscaloosa (CA 37).He witnessed the sinking of the USS Reuben James, assisting in the rescue of 44 survivors of the 159 man crew and also participated in the D-Day bombardment of Utah Beach in Normandy. He retired from the Sullivan County Highway Department, in the Town of Highland after many years of dedicated service. He was a faithful member of St. Anthony of Padua R.C. Church, Yulan, NY, a member of the Sylvan-Liebla American Legion Post #1363, Eldred, a member of the American Legion Vol. Ambulance Corps., Eldred and a member of the Cardinal John O’Connor Knights of Columbus Council 12663, Yulan, NY. Evelyn MacIntyre Livingston, his wife of 70 years, survives him at home. He is also survived by his daughter JoAnn Wadhwa and her husband Dr. J.C. Wadhwa of Eldred; his brother Vincent Livingston of Port Jervis , his sisters Catherine Simons and her husband William of Port Jervis, and Mary Boyd of Ohio, his beloved six grandchildren; Lisa, Stacey, Kris, Eric, Tara, Nicole, three great grandchildren; Rachael, Dylan and Inder, several nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by his son Bill Livingston. Visitation will be held 11 AM-12 Noon Wednesday, September 27th at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. Funeral services will follow at 12 noon at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home. Deacon Richard Marino will officiate. Interment will follow at St. Anthony’s Cemetery, Eldred, NY with military honors. Memorial contributions may be made to the Eldred American Legion Vol. Ambulance Corps, Port Jervis Box 63, Eldred, NY 12732. 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  # 4:42 PM

Sunday, September 24, 2017

 

BRAD N. CONKLIN, SPARROWBUSH, NEW YORK

CONKLIN Brad N., 64 of Sparrowbush, NY died September 22, 2017. MEMORIAL SERVICE: 11am, Wed, Sept 27, Pine Hill Cemetery, Sparrowbush. Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY 12771 www.knight-auchmoody.com

posted by DMA  # 10:59 PM

Saturday, September 23, 2017

 

SERGEANT KEVIN JEROME JOHNSON, HUGUENOT, NEW YORK

Sergeant Kevin Jerome Johnson, age 50 of Huguenot, NY passed away on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at his home. He was born on June 18, 1967 in Duluth, MN and is the son of the late Kevin Jerome Turner and Edwina Darline Green. Kevin proudly served our country with the U.S. Army. He married Mary-Dulcinia A. Johnson who survives at home. Kevin is also survived by five daughters: Latonya M. Fisher of Sping Hill, FL, Rogina-Bennita A. Marbury of Middletown, NY, Erika-Dulcinia A. Diggs of Huguenot, NY, Kayla-Cassisdy A. Johnson of Huguenot, NY, Kendra-Angela A. Johnson of Huguenot, NY; and one granddaughter, Mya-Isabella A. Marbury of Middletown, NY. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 East Main St., Port Jervis, NY 12771. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, September 26 at the Family Church, 510 M and M Road, Middletown, NY 10940. Pastor Bryant Vasquez will officiate. Interment will follow with military honors at Orange County Veterans Cemetery in Goshen, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Johnson Family. Arrangements are by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home; for information, directions, or to send a condolence note to the family please visit www.knight-auchmoody.com

posted by DMA  # 11:38 AM

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

 

WARREN E. WAGNER, PORT JERVIS, NEW YORK

Warren E. Wagner age 90 of Port Jervis, NY passed away Wednesday, September 19, 2017 at Port Jervis. He was born on February 2, 1927 in Port Jervis, NY the son of Henry L. and Beatrice Elston Wagner. Warren proudly served our country with the US Army during WW II. He also served as a police officer for the City of Port Jervis for 34 years, retiring in 1984 as Chief of Police. He married Mary Tedrick Wagner who pre-deceased him in 1983 and then married Joan Tanner Wagner who survives at home. He is also survived by his son Warren Wagner of Eldred, NY his daughter Allyson Malo and her husband Robert of Fairhaven, NY, his step-daughter Candace Tidd and her husband William of Port Jervis, his beloved grandchildren; Zackery, Allyson, Aaron, Ashley, Robert, Adam, Cameron, and Austin, his two nephews. Dane and Greg Wagner. Warren was pre-deceased by his step-daughgter Pamela Carroll Smith, his brother Henry “Hank” Wagner and his sister Winifred Jones. He was a life member of the Rosa-Fleming V.F.W. Post #161, Port Jervis, a member of Metaque Hunting Club, the Port Jervis Seniors, member of the Port Jervis Republican Committee and the Interstate Law Enforcement Association. Warren served on the Common Council with the City of Port Jervis for many years. Visitation will be held 2-4 and 6-8 PM Thursday, September 21 at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. Funeral services will be held 11 AM Friday, September 22, at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home. Rev. Ann Rost will officiate. Interment will follow with military honors at Pine Hill Cemetery, Sparrowbush, NY. Memorial contributions may be made to the Port Jervis-Deerpark Humane Society, Route 209, 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.

posted by DMA  # 4:09 PM

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