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Tuesday, May 03, 2016

 

JUDITH A. SCHNEIDER, PORT JERVIS, NEW YORK

Judith A. Schneider age 66, of Port JerVis, New York, passed away  May 3, 2016 at Highland Rehab  and Nursing Center in Middletown NY. She was the daughter of the late George W Stanis and  Loretta Daley Stanis who survives. She was born on July 29, 1949 in Waterbury, Connecticut. She is survived by her 16 year companion Kenneth Belcher of Port Jervis, NY; her mother Loretta Daley Stanis of  Waterbury, Coon, her  son: John O’Dell of Port Jervis;  daughter Lisa Minor and her husband Thomas of Thompson, CT; three brothers: Keith Stanis and his wife Veronica of Waxhaw, NC, Kevin Stanis and his wife Bonnie of Seymour, CT, and Thomas Stanis of Oakville, CT. Judith was predeceased by two brothers: George and Peter Stanis. Memorial services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements entrusted to 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  # 3:49 PM
 

JUNE HETER KALSINSKY, MATAMORAS, PENNSYLVANIA

June Heter Kalsinsky age 98 of Matamoras, PA passed away  Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at Bon Secours Community Hospital, Port Jervis.  She was born on April 23, 1918 in Florida, NY the daughter of  Martin and Mary Kroger Heter.  June retired as a Manager of the Men’s Dept. for Jamesway Department Store in Montague, NJ.  She was a faithful member of St. Joseph’s R.C. Church in Matamoras and a member of the Alter & Rosary Society of the church.  June had a love for animals, especially caring for cats.  She is survived by her several nieces and nephews  and a host of special close friends.  June was pre-deceased by her  two brothers  Martin and Stanley Heter and her sister Agnes  Sloan.  Visitation will be held Friday, May 6 form 9:30AM-10:30 AM at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY.  Prayers will be offered at 10:15 AM, Friday at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home followed by a Mass of Christian Burail at 11 AM at St. Joseph’s RC Church, 307  Ave F, Matamoras, PA.  Rev. Gregory Kelly will be the celebrant. Interment will take place at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Florida, NY with Rev. Bernard  Heter conducting committal prayers.  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, directions or to send a condolence note to the family visit knight-auchmoody.com.

posted by DMA  # 3:45 PM
 

BLANCHE E. ABERS, PORT JERVIS, NEW YORK

Blanche E. Abers age 87 of Port Jervis, NY passed away Monday, May 2, 2016 at her home.  She was born on July 9, 1928 in Port Jervis, NY the daughter of Frank and  Marion Wyss Barber.  Blanche  was an avid bowler and bowled with the Tuesday Night Ladies Bowling League in Port Jervis.  She married Donald E. Abers who pre-deceased her.  She is survived by her  daughter Lisa Abers of Port Jervis, her two sons, Steven Aber and his wife  Teresa of Port Jervis, Donald Abers, Jr.  and his wife Tracey of Okeechobee, Florida, five grandchildren; Luke, Sandra, Christopher, Carlota, Tamara, five great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.  She was pre-deceased by her  brothers, Elton “Dude” Barber and William “Bill” Barber.  Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 4 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. At the request of the family  they would appreciate guests wear informal attire.  Funeral services will be held 11 AM Thursday, May 5 at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, with Diane Sommers officiating.  Interment will follow at Rural Valley Cemetery, Cuddebackville, NY.  Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange & Sullivan, 800 Stoney Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550.  Arrangements are entrusted to  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  # 3:43 PM

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

 

OLGA K. OGRODNICK, MATAMORAS, PENNSYLVANIA

Olga K. Ogrodnick age 88 of Matamoras, PA passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at her home.  She was born on November 4, 1927 in  New York, NY the son of Joseph and Parania Budnik Kykish.  Olga worked for the Bank of New York in New York City.  She was a faithful member of St. Joseph’s R.C. Church in Matamoras, PA. Throughout Olga’s life she touched the hearts  of her late  sister  and brother-in-law Nadia and Al Ulis, her late  brothers, Benjamin  Brigadier and Myron Kykish. She is survived by her special nephews Albert, Robert and Richard Ulis, James, Paul, Ben Brigadier and Michael Kykish, her special nieces Julia Wachtel, Lisa Comer, Karen Hamann and great nieces and nephews. Later in life she married the late John Ogrodnick and loved him truly immensely . She gained three children, Dennis Ogrodnick and his wife Judy of Matamoras, PA, Kenneth Ogrodnick and his wife Jill of Fairfax, VA,  Bridget Snyder and her husband Joe of Kennesaw, GA, her grandchildren;  Brandon, Kaila, Jennifer, Kortini, Christopher, Kimberly, Jessica, Anthony, Sidney, Tracy, and her great  grand daughter Jade.  Once she came into our lives it did not  take long to see what a special woman she really was.  She always put others first and had a very generous heart. If you knew her  you knew her generosity and  love of her Catholic faith and life.  Olga’s family would like extend a special thanks to her hospice caregivers, Marge Mohr, Nancy Theodore and Marita Cortez.  Visitation will be held Thursday, April 28 from 3-7 PM at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY.  The vigil wake  service will be held Thursday afternoon with Rev. Gregory Kelly officiating.  Prayers will be offered Friday morning at 9:15 AM at the Knight-Auchmoody Fuenral Home followed by a Mass of Christian Burail at 10 AM at St. Joseph’s R.C. Church.  Msgr. Remigio Rocco  will be the celebrant.  Entombment will follow at St. Gertrude Cemetery, Colonia, NJ.  Memorial contributions may be made to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Ave., Newton, NJ  07860.  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  # 8:52 PM

Monday, April 25, 2016

 

ANNE TERRY, FORMERLY OF PORT JERVIS, NEW YORK

Memorial services for Anne Terry age 95 formerly of Port Jervis will be held at 11AM, Saturday, May 7th at the First Presbyterian Church, Port Jervis, NY. Rev. Ann Akers will officiate. Interment will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery, Matamoras, PA. Arrangements are by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. knight-auchmoody.com

posted by DMA  # 8:02 PM
 

MARGARET "YVONNE" GRANGER, MIDDLETOWN, NEW Y0RK

Memorial services for Margaret “Yvonne” Granger age 70 of Middletown will be held 2 PM Sunday, May 1st, 2016 at the Seventh Day Adventist Church 70 Highland Ave, Middletown, NY. Arrangements are by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY.

posted by DMA  # 8:01 PM
 

LOIS M. CONKLIN, PORT JERVIS, NEW YORK

Lois M. Conklin age 74 of Port Jervis, NY, passed away at Bon Secours Community Hospital,Port Jervis,NY on April 22, 2016. She was born on January 12, 1942 in Huguenot, NY, the daughter of the late Fred C. Conklin and Carrie Conklin. Lois retired as an assembler for A&W Products in Port Jervis. She was a member of Drew United Methodist Church in Port Jervis. Lois married James Conklin who pre-deceased her. She is survived by two daughters; Tammy Conklin Durbin and her husband Matthew of Port Jervis, NY, Doreen Conklin and her companion Sue Enright of Sparrowbush, NY; two grandchildren: Katarina Parise and Jamie Meisenhelder; two sisters: Henrietta Crawn and her husband Allen of Port Jervis, NY, and Cordelia DeStefano of Port Jervis, NY; her brother William Conklin and his wife Patricia of Port Jervis, NY. Lois was predeceased by two sisters: Elsie Oppelt and Marjorie Morgan, her two brothers Fred Conklin, Jr and Jesse Conklin. Visitation was will be on Thursday, April 28, 2016 from 10:00-11:00am at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc.,154 East Main Street, Port Jervis, NY 127771. Rev. Ann Rost will conducted funeral services following visitation at the funeral home. Internet will take place at Rural Valley Cemetery in Cuddebackville, NY. Arrangements are by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home,154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY 12771

posted by DMA  # 6:37 PM
 

WILLIAM J. DECKER, MONTAGUE, NEW JERSEY

William J. Decker age 78 of Montague, New Jersey passed away Sunday, April 24, 2016 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on December 28, 1937 in Huguenot, NY, the son of Donald and Helen Dwyer Decker.  Bill was a graduate of Port Jervis High School and was All DUSO participating in football, baseball and track.  He was a member of the Deerpark Reformed Church in Port Jervis, a former Deacon and consistory member.  He proudly served our country during the Korean War with the US Navy. Bill was an umpire and former coach for the Port Jervis Little League and a referee for JV Football. He was a member of the Port Jervis Lodge of Elks, #645 B.P.O.E. and a member of the Metaque Falls Hunting Club. Bill retired after many years of service from Verizon Telephone Co., in Port Jervis. In later years he worked as a real estate salesman for Resort Construction at Gold Key Lakes, PA. Bill was well known for his sweet corn and vegetables that he sold on River Road in Montague.  A family statement read, “After a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease we lost our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and brother. A great man who loved his family more than life itself. We always enjoyed his quick wit and charming sarcasm that will leave us all with lasting memories. He will be deeply missed but live forever in our hearts. Bill married the love of his life Lois A. Powers Decker, on December 2, 1961 who survives him at home.  He is also survived by his daughter JoEllen Leeper and her husband Randy of Port Jervis, his son David Decker of Clarksville, Tenn., his sister, Denise Shay and her husband Carlton of Aston, PA, one sister in law Alice Jessen and her husband Charles Jessen, his beloved grandchildren, Randy Leeper, Jr. and his companion Megan Barber, Melissa Talmadge and her husband Michael, Bryan Leeper and his companion Ariel Stankewicz, Kyra, Gabrielle, and Ariel Decker, five great grandchildren, Cameron, Alabama, Mia, Max and Lexi, and one niece and several nephews.  He was pre-deceased by his two children Jon David and James Alan Decker, and his sister Marilyn Decker.  Visitation will be held Tuesday, April 26 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   11 AM Wednesday April 27 at the Deerpark Reformed Church, Port Jervis, NY.  Rev. Charles Jessen and Rev. Stephen Jessen will officiate. Interment will follow with military honors at Laurel Grove Cemetery, Port Jervis, NY. Memorial contributions may be made to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Avenue, Newton, NJ, 07860 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  # 4:00 PM

Saturday, April 23, 2016

 

WALTER "WALLY" TALMADGE, MATAMORAS, PENNSYLVANIA

Walter "Wally" Talmadge age 84 of Matamoras, PA passed away Friday, April 22, 2016 at home surrounded by his loving family.
He was born  on February 16, 1932 in Port Jervis, NY the son of Howard and Harriet Ryerson Talmadge. Wally  proudly served our country during the Korean War with the US Army. He retired from Union Local #17 in Newburgh, as a masonry construction worker after many years. Wally married Vera Quick and celebrated 61 years of marriage  on October 16, 2015.  He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Matamoras.
A family statement read "After a brief, but courageous battle with cancer, we lost our beloved husband,  father and grandfather. A good man with a warm heart, who left us with memories that will last for a lifetime. While our hearts are broken, we are grateful that he is at peace." 
Wally is survived by and leaves to cherish his memory in their hearts, his wife, Vera Quick Talmadge at home; his daughter, Karen Codichini and her husband, Robert of New Market, MD; his two sons: Walter Talmadge of the State of Florida, and John Talmadge at home; five grandchildren: Alexa, Kyla, Jordan and his special grandsons, Jeremy and Walter, III; two step-grandchildren: Robert and Michael; three great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind their precious pet, Nala.  He was pre-deceased by his siblings: Jay, Mike, Richard, Howard, Edward and Ann. 
Memorial services to be announced at a later date will be held at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas  66675 or to the Pike County Humane Society, PO Box 255, Milford, PA 18337
Arrangements are entrusted to 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  # 11:44 PM

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

 

FANNIE REISS, PORT JERVIS, NEW YORK


Fannie Reiss, age 92 of Port Jervis, NY, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, April 17, 2016 at Bon Secours Community Hospital, in Port Jervis, NY. She was born on  March 3, 1924 in Port Jervis, the daughter of Louis and Anna Sosnoff Cohen. Fannie retired as a nurse's aide from Bon Secours Community Hospital after more than 30 years of her dedicated and compassionate care for others. As a lifelong member of our community, Fannie will be especially remembered for her warm, welcoming smile and tender, caring heart. Her greatest love was the love she had  for her family. A family statement read: "She was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, aunt, and friend. For anyone who had the pleasure of knowing her, she will be deeply missed." She married Edmund J. Reiss, Sr. who pre-deceased her. Fannie is survived by her loving children,  Edmund J. Reiss, Jr. and his wife Doretta of Glen Spey, NY, her two daughters, JoAnn Ryder of New Hampton, NY, Deborah Carroll and her companion Bernard Citro of Huguenot, NY, her grandchildren; Anne Keller, Jacqueline Smith, Patricia Krohn,  Raymond M. Ryder,  Darren Ryder, Michael Ryder, and Michelle Ryder, Tammi Reiss, Austin Carroll, Lauren Carroll, and Lindsay Carroll; 14 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson, several nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by her loving daughter Constance Smith of Pembroke Pines, FL, her sister, Vera Petker, of Las Vegas, NV, and her brother, Edward Cohen, of Flushing, NY.
Visitation will be held Thursday, April 21 from 4-8 PM at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY.  Funeral services will be held 12 o'clock noon Friday, April 22nd at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home,154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. Rev. Vincent Odikanaro will officiate. Interment will follow at St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Pine Island, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph's Place, 160 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY 12771 or 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, directions or to send a condolence note to the family visit knight-auchmoody.com.


posted by DMA  # 2:18 PM

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

 

MARGARET "YVONNE" GRANGER, MIDDLETOWN, NEW YORK


Margaret “Yvonne” Granger age 70 of Middletown, NY passed away Monday, April 18, 2016 at the Highland Rehab in Middletown, NY.  She was born on  June 19, 1945 in Port Jervis, NY the daughter of the late  Leroy and Barbara Teachman Mosher.   Margaret married Sterling Granger who pre-deceased her in1999.   She was a member of the Seventh Day of Adventist Church in Middletown, NY.  Margaret was a passionate woman of faith.  She lived her daily life as she worshiped.  She is survived by her  siblings, Alan Mosher and his wife Barbara of Montague, NJ, Rick Mosher and his wife Ruth of E. Stroudsburg, PA, Nancy Bowers of Grantville, PA, Roxanne Kolodziejski and her husband Tom of  Otisville, NY, James  Mosher, Betty Hoodak and her husband Leo,  Peg  Closs and her husband Norm, Lee  Mosher and his wife Nora, George Mosher and his wife Allison all of NY, Joan Conklin of PA, her step-mother Harriet Mosher of Port Orange, Florida,  her step-children,  Paul Harris Nason of Malden, Mass, Jeffrey Rand Granger of Honesdale, PA, Margaret W. Hollowell of Medford, L.I., Shelley W. Granger of Port Jervis,  Karen E. Wilkerson  of Port Jervis, Stacey J. Anchel  of Hyrum, Utah,  12 step-grandchildren, one step great grandchild, several nieces and nephews.. Memorial services to be  announced at a later date  will be held at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 70  Highland Ave., Middletown, NY.   Interment will take place at Pine Grove Cemetery, Matamoras, Pennsylvania.  Memorial contributions may be made 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  # 12:59 PM

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

 

MARY ELLEN COOK, BARRYVILLE, NEW YORK

Mary Ellen Cook age 90 of Barryville, NY passed away Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at her home.  Services will be private at the convenience of the family.  Arrangements are entrusted to  the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY.  For information or to send a condolence note to the family please visit knight-auchmoody.com.

posted by DMA  # 9:07 PM

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