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Friday, December 19, 2014

 

ROBERT J. DURLAND, CUDDEBACKVILLE, NEW YORK

Robert J. Durland, age 78 of Cuddebackville, NY died Monday, December 15, 2014 at his home.  He was born on October 12, 1936 in Middletown, NY, the son of the late  John H. and Elsie Skinner Durland.  Robert served our country during the Cuban Crisis from 1955-1959 with the US Navy. He retired from Orange & Rockland Utilities, Inc in Port Jervis as a lineman and a hydro mechanic.  He married Linda VanDruff Durland whom he always  called  "Sweetie" or "Dolly". He is  survived by his wife at home, his two sons,  Adam Durland of Palmer, Alaska and Randolph Durland and his wife  Linda of Athol, Idaho, his four grandchildren, Josh and Avery Durland, Lewis and Rebecca Pierpoint, his sister-in-law Mary Durland of Port Jervis and sister-in-law Terri Annese and her husband Louis of Otisville, one niece.  He was pre-deceased by his brother Douglas Durland. He was also pre-deceased by his  two beloved Australian Shepherds  Daisy and Tag. Services will be private.  Cremation will take place at MacLennan Hall Crematory, Milford, PA.  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  # 5:54 PM

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

 

ADAM W. DECKER, GLEN SPEY, NEW YORK

Adam W. Decker age 33 of Glen Spey, NY died Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at  the Westchester Medical Ctr., Valhalla, NY, after a courageous battle with Epstein-Barr disease. He was born June 24, 1981 in Port Jervis, NY the son of  John N. and Donna L. Corwin Decker.  He graduated with  the class of 2000 from the Eldred Central School. Adam worked as an accountant for P& M Accounting in Monticello. He also worked for  the Lochmor Golf Course in Loch Sheldrake.  He is survived by his parents John and Donna Decker of Glen Spey,  his two brothers, John N. Decker of Shohola, PA and Timothy R. Decker of Glen Spey, his special aunts and uncles, Russell and Doreen Space of Huguenot, William and Marsha Corwin of  Tenn., and Rodney Corwin of Glen Spey, his cousins Gerald Space and his wife Jacqueline, Sara Space, Peter Minges and his wife Heidi and Andrew Minges. He was pre-deceased by his sister Erin Decker, his maternal grandparents William and Ruth Corwin and his paternal grandparents Roy and Hilda Decker. Visitation will be held Monday, December 22, from 11 Am to 1 PM at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY.  Funeral services will  follow at 1 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.  The Decker family would like to extend their sincere appreciation and gratitude to the Doctors, Nurses and staff of Westchester Medical Ctr. for their compassionate and professional care shown to Adam during his illness. For information, directions or to send a condolence note to the family visit knight-auchmoody.com.

posted by DMA  # 10:48 PM

Monday, December 15, 2014

 

MILLER M. FAGLEY, GLEN SPEY, NEW YORK

Miller M. Fagley age 97 of Glen Spey, where he located after WW II, died December 9, 2014 at Frederick, Maryland.  He was born in the year 1917 in Tarentum, Pennsylvania, the son of the late Oscar A.and  Jennie Mae Fagley.  During the war he served in the Merchant Marines, Army Transport Service, beginning his career as Carpenter's Mate on a three-masted schooner and when discharged, was a licensed Second Officer on a troop transport  ship. On D-Day he commanded the landing craft (a ship's lifeboat) that transported General Robertson of the 2nd Division Rangers, onto Omaha Beach under enemy fire. He was always proud  that the general and his staff never got their feet wet.  Over the years Miller was active in the Lumberland Fire Department, where he served in many different roles, including chief; in Boy Scout Troop 102  the Port Jervis Lodge of Elks #645 B.P.O.E., the Deep Hollow Hunting Club and the National Assoc. of Duck's Unlimited. He was a member of American Legion Post 1363 and the Delaware Valley Chapter of the American Merchant Marine Veterans.  Miller was a master woodcarver, known for his walking sticks with life-like animal heads.  He was a cross country ski instructor and an ardent bicyclist.  He and his wife took many cycling trips as members of the International Bicycle Touring Society and Miller continued to ride into his 90’s.  Miller was pre-deceased by his wife Dorothy Schneider in 2001.  He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law Kathy and Bob Dollar of Frederick, Maryland, his grandson,  Stephen Dollar of North Carolina,  sister-in-law Jane Schneider and brother-in-law Howard Thiele, 11 nieces and nephews.  He will be missed by many dear friends whose lives he touched.  Friends may call Tuesday, December 16, from 10 - 11 AM at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY.  Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Tuesday at the funeral home.  Rev. Nancy Vonderhorst will officiate.  Interment will follow at Glen Spey Cemetery, Glen Spey, NY.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Lumberland Fire Dept.,  5000 County Route 31, Glen Spey, NY 12737.  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  # 1:40 AM

Thursday, December 11, 2014

 

HELEN N. LOVELACE, PORT JERVIS, NEW YORK

Helen N. Lovelace age 78 of Port Jervis, NY died Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at Milford Senior Care, Milford, PA.  She was born on  January 7, 1936 in Liberty, NY, the daughter of the late Edmond and Hazel Drennon Huson.  Helen worked as a seamstress for Andmore Sportswear in Port Jervis. She was a faithful member of the Eldred United Methodist  Church. She was former Cub Scout den mother, a talented artist and seamstress.  Helen married Rev. Lloyd Lovelace, who pre-deceased her. She is survived by her three daughters Mary Jane Maynard of Port Jervis,  Hazel Colon and her husband Raymond of Sparrowbush,  Charlotte Sahley and her husband Albert of Charleston, W. VA, her brother Vernon Huson of Calif.,  her sister Ruth Krumings of Philadelphia, PA, three grandchildren, Matteo, Luke, Lisa, several nieces, nephews, brothers in-law and sisters-in-law. She was pre-deceased by her  son Richard Lovelace, her brother Harvey Huson and her sister Florence Sennett.  Funeral services will  be held  Wednesday, December 17, at 1 PM in the Eldred United Methodist Church, Eldred, NY.  Rev. Linda Bohs will officiate.  Interment will take place at a later date at Pine Hill Cemetery, Sparrowbush, NY.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Eldred United Methodist Church, c/o Rev. Linda Bohs,12 Eldred-Yulan Rd.,  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 knight-auchmoody.com.

posted by DMA  # 10:45 PM

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

 

GEORGE W. COMPTON, ORLANDO, FLORIDA, FORMERLY OF MILL RIFT, PENNSYLVANIA

George W. Compton, age 77 of Orlando, Florida and formerly a long time resident of Mill Rift, PA, died  Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at Orlando.  He was  born on  July 19, 1937 in Brooklyn, NY, the son of the late George W. and Catherine O'Connor Compton.  George proudly served our country during the Korean War with the US Air Force, stationed in Hawaii as well as other assignments. He was a graduate of Orange County Community College in Middletown, NY.  In his early years George worked for JC Penny Co. He  retired as a supervisor of the Meter Reading Dept, of Orange & Rockland Utilities, Inc., in Middletown, NY.  After retirement he moved to Orlando and worked for the City of Orlando and the Cameron Group.  He was a member of the Orlando Baptist Church, a member of the Moose Lodge, the VFW and many civic organizations.  He traveled around the world extensively.  He was a  very caring and loving man who will be missed by all who knew him.  He is survived by his special friend, Marge Passmore of Orlando, his son, Mark  W. Compton of Mill Rift, PA., his daughter Lori Blumenberg and her husband Thomas of Cave City, Kentucky, his grandchildren Joseph Blumenberg and his wife Susan, Jenny Franklin  and her husband  Justin, two great grandchildren, Maddie and Colton  He is also survived by his former wife June Aeberli Eason.  Memorial services will be held Monday, December 15, at 1:00 PM at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY.  Rev. Vincent Odikanaro will officiate.  Interment will take place at Mill Rift Cemetery, Mill Rift, PA.  Memorial contributions may be made to  Share The Care, 808 W. Central Blvd., Orlando, Fla.  32805.  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  # 7:16 PM

Thursday, December 04, 2014

 

DONALD J. DELELLAS, SR., PORT JERVIS, NEW YORK

Donald J. DeLellas, Sr. age 78 of Port Jervis, NY died Monday, December 1, 2014 at Bon Secours Community Hospital, Port Jervis.  He was born on September 28, 1936 in New York City, NY, the son of the late Dominic and Margaret Conaughton DeLellas. Donald served with the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a former member of the Cuddebackville Fire Dept. He retired as a stationary engineer from the Otisville Correctional Facility, Otisville, NY.  Donald married Shirley Burrows DeLellas who survives at home.  He is also survived by his son Donald  DeLellas, Jr. and his wife Roxanne of Milford, PA, his daughter Michele Barbagallo and her husband Joseph of Montague, NJ, his brother Richard DeLellas and his wife Patricia of Myrtle Beach. S.C., his grandchildren,  Nicholas, Stephen, and Sean DeLellas, Joseph and Taylor Barbagallo, his great grandchildren, Natalie, Levi, Kayden, and Skylar, his sister-in-law Betty Ehre of Huguenot, NY, several nieces and nephews. He was  pre-deceased by his brother Dominick DeLellas, Jr.  Memorial services will be held Friday, December 5, at 11 AM at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY.  Deacon Richard Marino will officiate.  Interment will follow at Rural Valley Cemetery, Cuddebackville, NY. Memorial contributions may be made tot he 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  # 10:38 PM
 

LEWIS B. SAVACOOL, PORT JERVIS, NEW YORK

Lewis B. Savacool age 78 of Port Jervis, NY died Saturday, November 29, 2014 at Achieve  Rehabilitation and Nursing Facility in Liberty, NY.  He was born on May 1, 1936 in Andover, New Jersey, the son of the late Herbert E. and Lillian Talmadge Savacool.  Lewis was a United States Marine serving our country during the Korean War.  He retired from Redi Mix Trucking Company in Sussex, New Jersey, as a union truck driver. He is survived by his two sons, Eric Savacool and his wife  Karen of Slate Hill, NY and Timothy Savacool and his wife Violet of Slate Hill, four grandchildren Bethany,  Mark, Austin and Sean, his brother Herbert Savacool of Newton, NJ, his nephew, Doug Savacool, his nieces, Georgina Miller and Roseland Ackerman.  Services and interment were 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 knight-auchmoody.com.

posted by DMA  # 12:12 AM

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

 

MARY BALCH HENSZ, MATAMORAS, PENNSYLVANIA

Mary Balch Hensz age 86 of Matamoras, Pennsylvania died Saturday, November 22, 2014 at Milford Senior Health Care, Milford, PA.She was born on  May 19, 1928 in Port Jervis, NY the daughter of the late Alfred and Mildred C. Wohlscheid Balch.  Mary worked as a bank teller for  the First National Bank in Milford, PA.  She was a faithful member of St. Joseph's R.C. Church.  Mary married George Hensz, who pre-deceased her.  She is survived by her grandson, Steven Hess and Melanie of Port Jervis, her  son-in-law John Zachry of Matamoras, her sister-in-law Noel Balch of Matamoras, two nephews, Joseph Balch and his wife Lynette, George Balch and his wife Cheryl, her niece Ann Balch and several great nieces  and nephews.  Mary was pre-deceased by her daughter Valorie Zachry on May 2, 2014, and her brother Robert "Gus" Balch.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held  Monday, December 1, at 10 AMat St. Joseph's R.C. Church, Matamoras, PA.  Msgr. Paul Knauer will be the celebrant.  Interment will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery, Matamoras, PA.  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  # 5:00 PM

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