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Tuesday, September 30, 2014



Robert H. Keener age 82 of Sparrowbush, NY passed away Friday, September 26, 2014 at St. Joseph's Place, Port Jervis, NY.  He was born on  November 8, 1931 in Midvale, New Jersey, the son of the late  Stanley and Florence Carrigan Keener.  Robert proudly served our country during the Korean War with the United States  Navy.  He worked as meter repairman for Agway Corp, in Middletown, NY.  Bob was a faithful member of the Deerpark Reformed Church in Port Jervis and  served as a consistory member of the church.  He married Leah  B. Swingle Keener, who pre-deceased him.  He is survived by his son, Robert Keener of the Town of Greenville, two daughters,  Robin Rudiger and her husband Paul of Alta Loma, California, and Cindy Clark and her husband Ken of Sparrowbush, five grandchildren, Jenna, Caity, Scott, Kimberly and Daniel, 8 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  He was pre-deceased by his brother, Floyd Keener.  Private services were held Thursday, October 2, at Quarry Hill Cemetery, Rio, NY.  Rev. Leonard Gilpin  officiated. Memorial contributions may be made to the Deerpark Reformed Church, 30 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY.  Arrangements were by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., 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  # 8:18 PM

Wednesday, September 24, 2014


Robert Walter Ott, Port Jervis, New York

Robert Walter Ott, son of the late Walter J. and Clara (Claire) L. Krause Ott, was reunited with his beloved family in heaven on Tuesday morning, September 23, 2014.    Born on August 19, 1938 in Port Jervis, NY, he was a 1956 graduate of Port Jervis High School.  He married the love of his life, Maryann R. Conklin, on November 28, 1959 who sadly predeceased him on September 22, 2002.  Robert was also predeceased by his step-sister, Joyce A. Ott Krause in February 1998 and by both his sons, Kenneth Carl Ott on August 15, 2001 and Kurt Robert Ott on January 21, 2011. Robert was a mechanical designer at Channel Master in Ellenville, NY for sixteen years (1958-1974). He worked closely with the electronic lab before establishing Robert Ott Electronics in 1974 which is still operating today.  His antenna, tower and satellite crews were kept busy to Kingston, Newburgh, Narrowsburg, and all over the heavily-developing Poconos.  For over 40 years, everyone in the area knew where to get the best antennas and scanners in town, along with crystals, service, and if you were lucky, a beer, too. Robert was a life-long member of St. Peters Lutheran Church, Port Jervis.  He was proud of helping to build the current East Main Street structure and to provide on-going support for it throughout the years. He was also a 34-year member of Port Jervis Elks Lodge #645, playing Santa Claus for several years during their Christmas Day Children’s Parties.  Yes, they made a Santa suit that big, and he loved seeing the kid’ smilesDad proudly served as Past Treasurer of Port Jervis Pop Warner Football League for 10 years, was a 34- year past member of the Port Jervis Fire Department, and a past member of the Pike County Builders Association.  A stoic member of the National Rifle Association, past member of the Tri-State Road & Gun Club, and the Penn-NY Handgunners, he firmly believed in the right to bear arms for the hunting sportsman.  He was also a member of AARP but never claimed to be more than 50 years old in heart! Robert was also a member of the Civil Air Patrol during the 1950’s, operating out of the Huguenot Airport in Huguenot, NY.  It is here where he learned to become a pilot under the tutoring of the late Robert Pohlman. Robert was a long, long time NY Yankees fan.  Need we say more? Robert is terribly missed by his daughter, Kathleen Ott Weiss, and son-in-law, Barry, of Syracuse, NY;  his ‘little’ sister, Lyn Ott Michaels, and brother-in-law, William of Lubbock, TX; brother-in-law, Henry Conklin, Jr. of Port Jervis; his aunt and uncle, Carlyle and Kathy Krause of Matamoras, PA; nephews Joseph (Maggie) Seddio of St. Petersburg, FL and Frank Seddio, Jr. (Pam) of Dallas, TX, numerous cousins as well as his life-long friends John and Jean Wehinger, Bill and Judy Kellerman, Lefty Barth, and Jim Knight, who were of great comfort and devoted friendship. Robert’s caretakers, Margo Griger and Connie Pandish, next door neighbor Mike Swingle, and all his Francis Street neighbors are remembered and thanked for their kindness, concern, and care for Robert, demonstrating what a community is all about. The family would also like to extend their great appreciation for the kind, professional care Dad received from the physicians, nurses, and staff at Newton Memorial Hospital, Newton, NJ. Calling Hours will be held this Thursday, September 25 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 East Main Street, Port Jervis, NY.  The Port Jervis Elks Lodge #645 will conduct a memorial service at 7:30 pm that evening.  Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 26 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Rev. Patt Kauffman will officiate. Interment will take place in the family plot at Pine Grove Cemetery, Matamoras, PA. In lieu of flowers, one may contribute to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 31 West Main St., Port Jervis, N.Y. 12771 and/or the Port Jervis Police Department, 20 Hammond St., Port Jervis, N.Y., who we thank for their unwavering service to Robert. Arrangements are by Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Port Jervis, N.Y.. For information, directions, or to send a condolence note to the family visit knight-auchmoody.com

posted by DMA  # 11:15 AM

Tuesday, September 16, 2014



Arthur Kobrin age 81 of Port Jervis, New York passed away Sunday, September 14, 2014 at the Kaplan Family Hospice Residence in Newburgh, New York.  He was born on November 14, 1932 in Trenton, New Jersey. He was the son of  the late Phillip and Anna Rosenblatt Kobrin, who were survivors of the holocaust
  Arthur was an avid Bingo player, who enjoyed  the company of his friends.  He is survived by his close friend and care giver, Patricia Horner of Port Jervis  and  Rabbi Endre Stamler of Newburgh.  Services were held Tuesday, September 16, at 1:30 PM at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY, with Rabbi Endre Stamler officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550.  Arrangements were 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  # 11:04 PM

Thursday, September 11, 2014



Graveside services for Alma M. Pencek, age 95 of Port Jervis, will be  held Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 1:30 PM  at Laurel Grove 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 to the family visitknight-auchmoody.com.

posted by DMA  # 8:18 PM

Wednesday, September 03, 2014



Henry Stengel, 89, long time resident of 500 Avenue L, Matamoras, passed away July 3, 2014 at the home of his daughter and son in law, of natural causes.
Henry was born July 19, 1924 in Saint Gallen, Switzerland, son of Karl August Stengel and Anna Maria Katerina (Bischof) Stengel. He came to the United States as a young boy and lived in Brooklyn, New York with his parents, his brother Wilhelm (Willie) and his sister Ida. He attended the High School of Aviation Trades in Manhattan and worked for American Airlines as an aircraft mechanic on DC-3s at La Guardia field, until Nov. 1943, when he was inducted into the Army.
Henry was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Army Air Corps as a PFC; he was stationed as a Radar Operator in Co. D, 580th Signal Aircraft Warning Co. at Fort Schafter in Oahu, Hawaii where one of his duties was to assist in training night fighter pilots before their assignment to forward areas in the Pacific., and later as a First Lieutenant in the Air Force Reserve.
After the war Henry again worked for American Airlines in New York City as a file clerk, and then attended Utah State Agricultural College in Logan, Utah for his Bachelor of Science Degree and later was awarded a Masters Degree in Landscape Architecture from Harvard University.
Henry was married to Ruth Marie Johnson February 5 1953 in Jackson Heights, Queens, New York.
He worked for a time at the Architectural firm of Olmsted Brothers, after which he became employed by the Department of the Interior, U.S. Park Service, where he worked in both San Francisco, and Philadelphia, as well as several of the National Parks including Yellowstone National Park, as a Landscape Architect, Park Planner and Construction Coordinator. Henry worked on the designs for the landscaping around the St. Louis Arch.
 In 1967 Henry emigrated to Ottawa, Ontario, Canada with his wife and children after he became employed by the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development for the Government of Canada, the job from which he retired in 1981, before moving to Matamoras, Pennsylvania.
Henry was a lover of nature, trees and gardening. His Swiss/German heritage was a source of pride to him, and reflected in his personality. He was interested in photography, model railroading, stamps and coin collecting. He was a quiet, gentle man who cared for his family. He loved to sit and read the New York Times daily, work on the crossword puzzle - in pen - and was always well informed on current events and politics.
Henry was predeceased by his brother Wille, his loving wife Ruth, his sister Ida M. Scott, his brother-in-law Robert A DeStefano, and his sister in law Jean E. DeStefano.
Henry is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey Karl Stengel and Monica (McIsaac) Stengel of Hillsdale Ontario; his son Henry Newell Stengel of Port Colborne Ontario; his daughter and son-in-law Jennifer Kristian (Stengel) Llewellyn and Randall Francis Llewellyn of Nanticoke, PA; his nieces Jean Elizabeth Sindall, Robin Deborah Saraceni, his nephews Robert Newell DeStefano and Russell Howard DeStefano, his granddaughters Casey Elizabeth Llewellyn, Sarah Katherine Llewellyn, his grandson Gerald John Stengel and his granddaughter Danielle Elyse Stengel.
Graveside services will be held  Saturday, September 6, at 11 AM at the Milford Cemetery, Milford, Pennsylvania.  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  # 1:27 PM

Saturday, August 30, 2014



Gloria Toback Waldman, age 63 of the Town of Greenville, NY passed away Thursday, August 28, 2014 at her home.  She was born on January 10, 1951 in Newburgh, NY, the daughter of the late  Bernard and Shirley Slott Toback.  Gloria worked as a certified dental assistant with her husband Dr.  Larry Waldman at Gloria Dental, Middletown, NY. 
Gloria was the love of my life. Her smile was the most beautiful in the world, lighting up the room with the special "glow" of hers. Her name fit her well , she was my "Glorious Gloria". Generous, compassionate, loyal, loving,and especially forgiving were a few of the virtues this special women possessed. But she was also a " tough cookie" and watch out if caught doing the "wrong" thing to her friends or herself. How lucky was I to be given this beautiful gift from god. Certainly I didn't deserve it! The long winding road of my crazy life's journey always led back to Gloria. She was my rock always there to bail "crazy" Larry out of another jackpot.Gloria was my wife, as well as my certified dental assistant. Always putting the patient care first, even at the expense of driving her husband mad! But that was one of the things I loved most about her. Patients upon entering the operatory, the first question they asked was " where is Gloria" !!! She was the comforter, their protection from the "evil" Dr. Waldman! Gloria was an avid dog lover of our Golden's retrievers Sunny, Connor,Casper and Stoney, next to me, they were the luckiest dogs in the world. How she looked and cared for " our boys" only further illustrated the beauty of her soul.
Gloria was a loving and loyal sister to her brother Charles, sisters Linda and Renee. A better friend you couldn't ask for. I am devastated by her passing . She will forever be my " brown -eyed girl". Heartbroken am I and life will never be the same without her!
Love you eternally my Glorious Gloria
She is survived by her husband Dr. Larry Waldman at home, her daughter, JoAnne  Fitzgerald of Wurtsboro, NY, her brother Charles Toback of Newburgh, her two sisters, Linda Pederson  of Syracuse, NY and  Renee Woods of Newburgh.  Memorial services will be held Saturday, August 30 at 12 o'clock noon at her home, 45 Old Mountain Road, Town of Greenville, 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  # 11:00 PM

Wednesday, August 27, 2014



William Hicks, Jr. age 92 of Port Jervis, NY passed away, Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at home.  He was born on  May 29, 1922 in Maybrook, NY, the son of the late William J. Hicks, Sr. and Jennie Babcock Hicks.  Bill proudly served our country during WW II with the U.S. Army. He  worked  as a trackman, conductor and switchman  for the Erie R.R., in Port Jervis. He was a life member of the Roosa-Fleming V.F. W. Post #161, Port Jervis and a member of the Brotherhood of R.R. Trainman.  Bill married Alice June Aldrich Hicks who pre-deceased him. He is survived by his five sons, Robert W. Hicks of Summitville, NY, James Hicks of the State of Florida,  Gerald Hicks and his wife Najda of Georgia, Kenneth Hicks of Sparrowbush,  William Hicks and his wife Dawn of Dingmans, PA, his four daughters,  Joyce Thompson and her husband Robert of Port Jervis, Cindy Mentz and her husband Neil of Boca Raton, Florida,  Jennie Malizia of Vernon, NJ, and Carol Ann Green and her husband Carroll of Port Jervis, two sisters, Edna Conklin of Huguenot and Gloria Cuddeback of Seabring, Florida, 23 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by his  son Anthony Hicks,  his grandson, Peter Dolshun,  his grand daughter Christina Hicks,  his great grandson, his two sisters, Jean Goble and Betty Brody. Visitation will be held Friday, August 29 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY.  Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 30, at 11 AM a the funeral home.  Rev. Vincent Odikanaro will officiate.  Interment will follow with  military honors at Quarry Hill Cemetery, Rio, 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  # 12:29 AM


Donald Eugene Marks, age 73 of Port Jervis, NY passed away Friday, August 22, 2014 at the Orange Regional Medical Center, Middletown, NY.  He was born on  November 6, 1941 in Auburn, NY,  the son of the late Clarence J. and Madeline Wallace Marks.  Donald was retired truck driver for Zitone Construction in Montague, New Jersey.  He was a social member of the Tri-State Naval Post #7241, Port Jervis.  He is survived by his son Michael Marks and his wife Frankie of Shohola, Pennsylvania  his daughter, Donna Christensen and her husband Thomas of Matamoras, Pennsylvania,  his grandson, Andrew Christensen, his sister Esther of Albany, NY,  and his niece Louise. Services will be private.  Cremation will take place at McLennan Hall crematory, Milford, Penna.  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  # 12:26 AM


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