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Monday, March 27, 2006

 

DORIS REED, GLEN SPEY, NEW YORK

Doris Reed, a retired Secretary for Code Enforcement in the Town of Lumberland, N.Y., and lifelong resident of the area, died Sunday, March 26, 2006 at Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis, N.Y. She was 86.

The daughter of the late Charles Sannwald and Julia Budd Sannwald, she was born March 26, 1920 in Middletown, N.Y.

She was a member of The Pond Eddy United Methodist Church; member of the Ladies Auxiliary, Lumberland Fire Department, and past President for six years; and member of the Lumberland Senior Club.

She was the widow of Charles Reed.

She is survived by two daughters, Dare Thiele and her husband, Pete, of Sparta, Tenn., and Corinth McCooey and her husband, Bill, of Sparrowbush, N.Y.; seven sons: Lon Reed and his wife, Nancy, of Oregon, Don Reed and his wife, Jean, of Glen Spey, Laurence Reed and his wife, Karen, of Greenville, Va., Jay Reed and his wife, Pat, of Port Jervis, Mark Reed and his wife, Judy, of Browns Mills, N.J., Rory Reed and his wife, Terry, of California, and Chris Reed and his wife, Diane, of Port Jervis; stepson, James Koferl and his wife, Linda; 28 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by two sons, Ronald and Lory Reed and two sisters, Jo-Ann Sannwald and Jean Schell.

Friends may call at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 East Main St., Port Jervis, N.Y. on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 from 7-9 p.m.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 29 at the funeral home with the Rev. Richard Hotzler and the Rev. Nancy Vonderhorst officiating. Burial will be in Glen Spey Cemetery, Glen Spey, N.Y.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lumberland Fire Department, Glen Spey, NY 12737 or to the Pond Eddy United Methodist Church, Pond Eddy, NY 12770.

Funeral Arrangements were made by Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., 154 East Main Street, Port Jervis, New York.

For information, directions or to send a condolence note to the family, please visit Knight-Auchmoody.com.

posted by DMA  # 6:31 PM

Sunday, March 26, 2006

 

Lois M. Flood, Port Jervis, New York

Lois M. Flood, a retired Assembler for Kolmar Labs, Inc. in Port Jervis, N.Y., and lifelong resident of the area, died Thursday, March 23, 2006 at Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis, N.Y. She was 79.

The daughter of the late Harry and Nellie Major DeGroat, she was born September 7, 1926 in Hawley, Pa.

Lois attended the First Baptist Church in Port Jervis. She was a member and past President of Howard Wheat Engine Co. #4 Ladies Auxiliary; member and past President of the Ladies Auxiliary Westfall Fire Department; member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Unit 784, Paupack, Pa.; and former Den Mother for Cub Scout Pack #77, Matamoras, Pa.

She was the widow of Clarence "Jack" Flood.

She is survived by one son, Ellison D. Flood and his wife, Irene, of Shohola, Pa.; three grandchildren: Richard, Brian and Jonathan Flood; two great-grandchildren; two nieces, one nephew and several great-nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her brother, Harold DeGroat, and two sisters, Chris Jones and Olive DeGroat.

Friends may call at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., 154 East Main St., Port Jervis, N.Y. on Friday, March 24 from 7-9 p.m.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 25 at 12 noon in the funeral home with the Rev. James Brosius officiating. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery, Sparrowbush, N.Y.

Memorial contributions in Lois's name may be made to the Port Jervis Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Box 33, Port Jervis, NY 12771 or the American Cancer Society, 110 W. Harford St., Milford, PA 18337-1103.

Funeral Arrangements were made by Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., 154 East Main Street, Port Jervis, New York.

For information, directions or to send a condolence note to the family, please visit Knight-Auchmoody.com.

posted by DMA  # 12:06 PM

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

 

Pearl Altman Phillipson, Port Jervis, New York

Pearl Altman Phillipson, a retired School Teacher, having lived and taught in the schools in the state of California, and longtime resident of the area, died Thursday, March 16, 2006 at Elant Health Care in Goshen, N.Y. She was 98.

Daughter of the late Frank and Estella Mae Marvin Altman, she was born February 23, 1908 in Westfall Township, Pa.

She married Leo Phillipson on February 9, 1948, who predeceased her.

After Mrs. Phillipson's retirement from teaching, she traveled extensively to the Middle East and the Far East.

She is survived by several cousins: Hugh R. VanInwegen of Loudon, Tenn., William C. VanInwegen of Dunnelon, Fla., Michael McCarthy of Port Jervis, and Patricia McCarthy Englehardt of Whitesboro, N.Y.

In addition to her husband, Leo, Mrs. Phillipson was predeceased by her sister Katherine A. Lehn and her husband, Frank Lehn.

Friends may call at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., 154 East Main St., Port Jervis, N.Y. on Thursday, March 23, 2006 from 10:30 to 11 a.m.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. in the funeral home on Thursday, March 23 with the Rev. Betsy Diver officiating.

Spring interment will take place at Pine Grove Cemetery in Matamoras, Pa.

Funeral Arrangements were made by Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., 154 East Main Street, Port Jervis, New York.

For information, directions or to send a condolence note, please visit Knight-Auchmoody.com.

posted by DMA  # 10:27 PM
 

Helen M. Martin, Port Jervis, New York

Helen M. Martin, a homemaker and longtime resident of the area, died Saturday, March 18, 2006 at her home. She was 72.

The daughter of Ethel Tinken Hilbig and the late Edward Hilbig, she was born September 3, 1933 in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Helen was a member of St. Mary's R.C. Church in Port Jervis.

She is survived by her husband, William T. Martin, at home; two sons, Richard Martin and his companion, Donna Hild, of Port Jervis, and William J. Martin and his wife, Katherine, of Raleigh, N.C.; one daughter, Kathy Riordan and her husband, Dennis, of Port Jervis; her mother, Ethel Hilbig of Brooklyn, N.Y.; four sisters: Mary Feith, Marion Feith, and Dorothy Mattern, all of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Ethel Kenny of Treasure Island, Fla.; five grandchildren: Amy, Rebecca, Charlie, Emily and Jessica; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., 154 East Main St., Port Jervis, N.Y. on Tuesday, March 21, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Vigil Wake Service will be held Tuesday afternoon in the funeral home.

Prayers will be held on Wednesday, March 22 at 9 a.m. in the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary's R.C. Church in Port Jervis. The Rev. Dennis Dinan will officiate.

Burial will be in Pine Lawn Cemetery, Farmingdale, Long Island, N.Y.

Memorial contributions in Helen's name may be made to the ALS Association, 27001 Agoura Rd., Suite 150, Calabasas Hills, CA 91301 - www.alsa.org; or Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties, Inc., 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550.

Funeral Arranagement were made by Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., 154 East Main Street, Port Jervis, New York

For information, directions or to send a condolence, please visit Knight-Auchmoody.com.

posted by DMA  # 10:23 PM
 

Herbert W. Baker, Cuddebackville, New York

Herbert W. Baker, a retired mechanic for Stanton Motors, Middletown and retired owner of Baker's General Store in Cuddebackville, and lifelong area resident, died Thursday, March 16, 2006 at Bon Secours Community Hospital, Port Jervis. He was 86.

The son of the late Earl and Gertrude Newman Baker, he was born Nov. 8, 1919 in Middletown.

He was a member and past chief for 14 years of the Cuddebackville Fire Dept.; former member of the Town of Wallkill Fire Dept.; veteran of the US Army Air Corps, serving in WW II, receiving an Air Medal, the Silver Star and 2 Oak Leaf Clusters. Herbert was an Eagle Scout and earned his badge in 1937.

Survivors include his wife at home, Joyce Brady Baker; four daughters, Melinda Hurley and husband Robert of Utica, Melissa Marshall and husband Ronald of Harwich, Mass., Gail Humphrey and fiance Raymond Hoerner of Binghamton, Joyce Cirulli and husband Ray of Cuddebackville; four sons, Scott Baker, Keith Baker and wife Nancy of Port Jervis, Richard Haring and wife Eileen of Shohola, Pa., Andrew Zangl and wife Jane of Port Jervis; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by stepdaughter, Mary Ferguson, brother Howard Baker and sister, Gertrude Smith.

Friends may call Sunday, March 19 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., 154 East Main St., Port Jervis. The Cuddebackville Fire Dept. will conduct Firematic services on Sunday evening at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 20 at 10:30 a.m. at the Funeral Home. The Rev. Nancy Vonderhorst will officiate.

Burial will be in the Rural Valley Cemetery, Cuddebackville.

Contributions may be made to the Port Jervis-Deerpark Humane Society, Route 209, Port Jervis, NY 12771 or the Cuddebackville Fire Dept., Cuddebackville, NY 12929.

Arrangements were made by Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc. For information, directions or to send a condolence note to the family, please visit Knight-Auchmoody.com.

posted by DMA  # 10:18 PM

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

 

Garold "Gary" Spitler, Port Jervis, New York

Garold "Gary" Spitler, a lifelong area resident, retired from the housekeeping dept. of Mercy Community Hospital and from maintenance at St. Mary's Cemetery both in Port Jervis, died Friday. March 10, 2006 at Bon Secours Community Hospital, Port Jervis. He was 58.

The son of the late Benjamin and Sarah P. Kreitzer Spitler, he was born Jan. 21, 1948 in Dayton, Ohio.

Survivors include his former wife, Joanne Neenan Spitler; three daughters, Marie Spitler of Sparrowbush, Kathleen Stacy and husband Kurt of Burke, N.Y., Sara Spitler of Port Jervis; one sister, Sandy Weaver and husband Robert of South Dayton, Ohio; 11 grandchildren; two nieces and two nephews.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Interment will be private in Dayton, Ohio.

Arrangements were made by Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc. For information, directions or to send a condolence note to the family, please visit Knight-Auchmoody.com.

posted by DMA  # 1:16 PM

Saturday, March 11, 2006

 

Rachel "Bippie" Frisbie, Middletown, New York, Formerly of Port Jervis, New York

Rachel "Bippie" Frisbie, a retired sewing machine operator for Endicott-Johnson Shoe Company in Johnson City, N.Y. and lifelong area resident, died Tuesday, March 7, 2006 at Orange Regional Medical Center, Horton Campus, Middletown. She was 71. The daughter of the late Herbert W. Eck and Helen Monahan Eck, she was born June 9, 1934 in Port Jervis. Rachel was also know by all of her friends as the "Bottle Lady" because she collected rare and different bottles. Survivors include one daughter, Sherry Upright of New Milford, Pa.; one son, Richard Frisbie and wife Mary of Susquehanna, Pa.; two sisters, Viola Tubbs of Matamoras, Pa. and Phyllis Edwards of Montrose, Pa.; one brother, Herbert "Bob" Eck of Port Jervis; four grandchildren, Larry Upright, Michele and Daniele Upright and Cassandra Frisbie; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 13 at 1:30 p.m. at Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., 154 East Main St., Port Jervis. The Rev. Nancy Vonderhorst will officiate. Interment will be private. Arrangements were made by Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc. For information, directions or to send a condolence note to the family, please visit Knight-Auchmoody.com.

posted by DMA  # 6:42 PM
 

Mary "Chrissie" Lyons, Montague, New Jersey

Mary "Chrissie" Lyons, born on February 24, 1952, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, passed into the everlasting light of heaven on Wednesday, March 8, 2006, after a long battle with breast cancer. A resident of Montague, N.J., for more than 10 years, she grew up in Lindenhurst, N.Y. She leaves behind her husband of 33 years, Michael; her daughter Jessica Lyko and husband Wes Lyko of Port Jervis; her son Michael at home; and her granddaughter Samantha - the apple of her eye. Mary was a deeply spiritual person and lived life on her own terms. She spent many hours walking and meditating on her 20 acres of Eden, many called her back yard. She believed firmly that even as we are born to live so are we born to die. Even with her death imminent, she felt fortunate knowing that God blessed her with acceptance of her fate. She was at peace and was looking forward to what lies on the other side. She believed strongly that we must all face life and death with dignity, acceptance and most of all love - never giving in to the force of fear. She believed in living a natural life and experiencing a natural death. Her dying hope was that others would awaken and rejoice in all the great mysteries that life and death have to offer. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, March 11 at 11 a.m. at St. James the Great R.C. Church, 75 River Road, Montague, N.J. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Food For The Poor Inc., 550 SW 12th Avenue, Dept. 9662, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442. www.foodforthepoor.org. Arrangements were made by Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., 154 East Main St., Port Jervis, N.Y. For information, directions or to send a condolence note to the family, please visit Knight-Auchmoody.com.

posted by DMA  # 6:38 PM

Thursday, March 09, 2006

 

Jeanette T. Casterlin, Tuscon, Ariz., Formerly of Port Jervis, N.Y.

Jeanette T. Casterlin, late of Tuscon, Ariz., and formerly a longtime resident of Port Jervis, died Monday, March 6, 2006 at the Odyssey Hospice Facility in Tucson, Ariz. She was 91.

Daughter of the late Charles and Cora Bennett Thompson, she was born March 5, 1915 in Newburgh, N.Y.

Jeanette was a retired Secretary for the New York State Department of Labor in Port Jervis, N.Y. She was a member of the Drew United Methodist Church in Port Jervis for over 65 years; a member of the National AARP and Port Jervis Seniors.

She was the widow of Ralph Casterlin.

She is survived by one son, Douglas Casterlin and his wife, Diane, of Tucson, Ariz.; two granddaughters, Leah and Dana; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be announced at a later date. The Rev. Robert Cassidy will officiate.

Spring interment will take place at Pine Grove Cemetery in Matamoras, Pa.

Arrangements were made by Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., 154 East Main St., Port Jervis, N.Y. For information, directions or to send a condolence note to the family, please visit Knight-Auchmoody.com.

posted by DMA  # 3:39 PM

Monday, March 06, 2006

 

Gertrude E. Fritz, Port Jervis, New York

Gertrude E. Fritz, a homemaker and lifelong resident of the area, died March 3, 2006 at Bon Secours Hospital. She was 79.

Daughter of Edgar Quick and Marion Jones Quick, she was born February 7, 1927 in Port Jervis, N.Y.

She was the widow of John G. Fritz.

"Grandma was granted a long, lovely life: A mother, a sister, a Grandma, a wife.

She had many titles to many a folk, and many a many a heart will be broke.

"Mom", "Gertie", "Grandma", whatever you used, remember her love to diminish your blues.

Her passing along to the Heavens above, are soothed by the promise of Jesus' love.

Her faith was impressive, her diligence strong, and now she can help to fill Heaven with song.

She's back home with Grandpa, her mom and her clan. It's all just a small piece of God's giant plan.

So think of her eyes, and her bright, shining smile. Think of the time that you shared for a while.

Think of the Love that she told you was yours. Think of her happily at Heaven's door.

Grandma was "great" and she'll never be gone, for deep in our hearts, she'll always live on." - Written in loving memory on March 4, 2006 by Michael Flores.

She is survived by two sons, John C. Fritz of Glen Spey, N.Y., and James Fritz of Port Jervis, N.Y.; one daughter, Donna Terwilliger and her husband, Guy, of Westbrookville, N.Y.; one brother, Everett Quick of Port Jervis, N.Y.; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Friends may call today, Monday, March 6, 2006 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., 154 East Main St., Port Jervis, N.Y.

Funeral services will be at noon following visitation. Interment will be held in the spring at Pine Grove Cemetery, Matamoras, Pa.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Funeral Arrangements were made by Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., 154 East Main Street, Port Jervis, N.Y..

For information, directions or to send a condolence note, please visit Knight-Auchmoody.com.

posted by DMA  # 10:20 AM

Sunday, March 05, 2006

 

Walter C. Gochenour, Sparrowbush, New York

Walter C. Gochenour, a lifelong resident of the area, died Thursday, March 2, 2006 at Castle Point Veterans Hospital, Wappingers, N.Y. He was 84.

The son of the late Oscar and Lena Childson Gochenour, he was born October 12, 1921 in Sparrowbush, N.Y.

Walter was a retired Foreman of the Polishing Department for Crescent Silverplate in Port Jervis; a retired butcher for Grand Union Co. and Markovits Meat Market in Port Jervis; and also the owner of The Copper Corner Antiques in Sparrowbush. He spent 50 years as an active member of Sparrowbush Engine Company, Inc. (1953); past Chief, past President, and past Captain of the Fire Police, Historian and past Fire Commissioner of the Sparrowbush Fire District (15 years); member and historian of the Sparrowbush United Methodist Church; life member of the Orange County Volunteer Fire Police, past President (2 terms) and past Financial Secretary (4 years). He was selected Fire Police of the Year (1981-1982); and had Honorable Mention in 1994 as Fire Police of the Year. He served over ten years on the Firemen Field Day Committee; Orange County Firemen Association; Fire Chief's Association of Orange County, serving on different committees; past Member of the Orange County Fire Advisory Board (12 years); life member of the Volunteer Fire Police Association of the State of New York, past President (2 years) with the title of "Honorable Past President Walter Gochenour Emeritus", past Chairman Board of Directors (3 years), Provisional Director (1 year), Director (2 years); Area 2 Vice President (4 years, from 1977-1981); and at the present was Director at Large, a lifetime position.

He was also a member of the State Fire Police Advisory Board and still served as of June 8, 2005; was greatly honored for being selected for Fire Police of the Year in May, 2003 for the Volunteer Fire Police Association of the State of New York; a member of the Hudson Valley Fireman Association, and was selected Fire Police of the Year (1987) for this association, still serving on the Fire Police Committee for 20 years until June 8, 2005. He was a member of the Fire Chief Association of the State of New York; member of the Firemen Association of the State of New York; Pike County Fire Police Association; and State of Pennsylvania Fire Police.

Walter was a life member of the 11th Airborne Division during World War II; a life member of the 187th Para/Glider Infantry (187th PGI) during World War II; member of the Rakkassan 187th Regimental Combat Team (187th RCT); Disabled Veterans of America; Commander's Club; member of the Wings of Liberty Museum in Fort Campbell, Ky.; life member of the Port Jervis V.F.W. Post #161; member of the Port Jervis American Legion Post #685; and Charter Member of the Friendly Seniors of Sparrowbush. He was a former Constable and Police Officer of the Town of Deerpark and served on the Committee for the Town of Deerpark Bicentennial, where he was Grand Marshall of the Town of Deerpark Bicentennial Parade in 1998.

He was predeceased by his wife, Inez Clark Gochenour.

He is survived by two sons, David Gochenour and his wife, Rebecca, of Mohican Lake, N.Y. and Guy Gochenour and his wife, Carol, of Sparrowbush; one sister, Beatrice Becker of Hemstead, N.C.; five grandchildren: David and Lynn Gochenour, Danielle, Dustin and Jeremy Gochenour; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held on Tuesday, March 7, 2006 at 1 p.m. in the Sparrowbush United Methodist Church with the Rev. Robert Mayer officiating. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery, Sparrowbush, N.Y.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sparrowbush Fire Department, Sparrowbush, NY 12780 or the Sparrowbush United Methodist Church, Sparrowbush, NY 12780.

Arrangements were made by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc. 154 East Main St., Port Jervis, N.Y. For information, directions or to send a condolence, please visit Knight-Auchmoody.com.

posted by DMA  # 11:03 AM
 

Joan E. VanHorn, Port Jervis, New York

Joan E. VanHorn, a retired assembler for Kolmar Labs, Inc., Port Jervis and longtime area resident, died Monday, February 27, 2006 at Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis. She was 70.

The daughter of the late William Hagenbach and Charlotte Kulp Hagenbach, who survives, she was born April 10, 1935 in Shickshinny, Pa.

She was the widow of Carl L. VanHorn.

She was a member of the Deerpark Reformed Church, Port Jervis and member and past president of the Ladies Auxiliary Sparrowbush Engine Co.

Survivors include one son, Carl W. VanHorn and wife, Jo-Ann, of Sparrowbush; one daughter, Cynthia Williams and husband, Daniel, of Sparrowbush; her mother, Charlotte Kulp Hagenbach of Glen Lyon, Pa.; two brothers, Eugene Hagenbach of Glen Lyon, Pa. and Ronald Hagenbaugh of Glen Lyon, Pa.; four grandchildren: Rachelle Reed, Daniel Williams Jr., Heather VanHorn, and Carl L. VanHorn; four great-grandchildren: Jason, Jordan and Camren Reed, and Hailey Markle; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her sister, Jenny Mae Brenner.

Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, March 2 at Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, March 3 at the Deer Park Reformed Church, Port Jervis. The Rev. Ann Rost will officiate. Burial will be in Quarry Hill Cemetery, Rio.

Contributions may be made to the Sparrowbush Engine Co., Box 530, Sparrowbush, NY 12780 or the American Lung Assoc., 35 Orchard St., White Plains, NY 10603.

Funeral arrangements are by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home. For information, directions or to send a condolence note to the family, please visit Knight-Auchmoody.com.

posted by DMA  # 10:47 AM
 

Donald "Ozzie" DeVore, Jr., Port Jervis, New York

Donald "Ozzie" DeVore, Jr., a lifelong resident of Port Jervis, died Tuesday, February 28, 2006 at Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis, N.Y. He was 51.

The son of Hattie L. Weed DeVore and the late Donald E. DeVore, Sr., he was born October 20, 1954 in Port Jervis, N.Y.

Ozzie was a retired Sergeant for the New York State Department of Corrections, Otisville, N.Y. and a retired Officer for the Town of Deerpark Police Department. He was a past Chief of the Port Jervis Fire Department and 34-year member and past Captain of Excelsior Engine Co. #5. He was a member of NYS Fire Chief's Association; the Orange County Chief's Association; F.A.S.N.Y.(Fire Association of the State of New York); the Interstate Law Enforcement Association; and member of Port Jervis Lodge of Elks #645 B.P.O.E. He also was the owner-operator of Case's Care Wash and Don's Pools, Port Jervis, N.Y.

A family statement reads: "Ozzie was a loving husband and dad and he will be sadly missed."

He is survived by his wife, Terri Perkowski DeVore at home; his son, John H. DeVore at home; his mother, Hattie L. DeVore of Port Jervis; two sisters, Laura May Haas and her husband, Herbert, of Waymart, Pa. and Serviss Scuorzo and her husband, George, of Savannah, Ga.; one brother, Robert DeVore of Port Jervis; his mother and father-in-law, Sue and Doug Case of Sula, Mont.; sister-in-law, Lisa Brace of Port Jervis; several nieces and nephews and two very special nieces, Stacey Stewart and Kristen DeVore of Port Jervis.

Friends may call on Saturday, March 4, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., 154 East Main St., Port Jervis, N.Y. Firematic services will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday evening in the funeral home.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, March 5 at 2:30 p.m. at the Deerpark Reformed Church, 28 E. Main St., Port Jervis with the Rev. Robert E. Foster and the Rev. Ann Rost officiating. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery, Sparrowbush, N.Y.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the John H. DeVore College Fund, c/o Terri DeVore, 26 Fossard St., Port Jervis, NY 12771.

Funeral Arrangements made by Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., 154 East Main Street, Port Jervis, New York.

For information, directions or to send a condolence note to the family, please visit Knight-Auchmoody.com.

posted by DMA  # 10:43 AM
 

Alice Gannon Smith, Eustis, Fla., Formerly of Port Jervis, New York

Alice Gannon Smith, a retired school teacher with the Port Jervis School System for over 30 years and lifelong area resident, died Feb. 23, 2006 at her home in Eustis, Fla. She was 93.

The daughter of the late Thomas A. Gannon and Carrie Edwards Gannon, she was born October 1, 1912 in Port Jervis.

She was the widow of Sidney Wallace Smith Jr.

She was a member of Deerpark Reformed Church, Port Jervis; River Valley Chapter #33 OES; Country Club Manor Assoc., Eustis, Fla.; New York State Retired Teacher's Assoc.; and MARTA (Middletown Area Retired teacher's Assoc.).

Survivors include one son, Sidney Wallace Smith of Jacksonville, Fla.; and several cousins.

Memorial services will be announced at a later date. The Rev. Ann Rost will officiate.

Burial will be in Laurel Grove Cemetery, Port Jervis.

Arrangements made by Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., 154 East Main Street, Port Jervis. For directions or to send a note or condolence to the family, please visit Knight-Auchmoody.com

posted by DMA  # 10:39 AM
 

Herman Occi, Formerly of Port Jervis, New York

Formerly of Port Jervis, N.Y.

Herman J. Occi, a retired chemist for American Cyanmid Corp, Linden, N.J. and longtime area resident, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006 at his home. He was 91.

The son of the late Giovanni and Costanza Bonomo Vocci, he was born Dec. 16, 1914 in Port Jervis.

He was the husband of the late Mary Romeo Occi.

He was a member of St. Michaels RC Church and active member of the Holy Name Society at St. Michaels RC Church in Cranford. He was a founder of the library at St. Michaels School, belonged to the Thursday Senior Citizens Club of Cranford and gave golf lessons for the Cranford Recreation Dept.

Survivors include one daughter, Connie O. Acton of Cranford, N.J.; three sons, Peter Occi of the state of Florida, Michael Occi of Maryland, James Occi of Cranford, N.J.; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by two brothers, Anhtony and Enio; three sisters, Ceceilia Vayda, Isabelle Schustek and Anna Sayles.

A Mass of Chrisitan Burial was celebrated at St. Michaels RC Church in Cranford, N.J.

Burial in Fairview Cemetery, Westfield, N.J.

Arrangements by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home Inc., 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis. For directions, or to send a condolence note to the family, please visit knight-auchmoody.com

posted by DMA  # 10:36 AM

Saturday, March 04, 2006

 

Dorothy Meany, Matamoras, Pa.

Dorothy Meany, a lifelong resident of Matamoras, Pa., died peacefully this past week. She was 89 years old.

Dorothy was born on April 17, 1916 to the late Edna & David Simmons Sr. in Butzville, N.J.

Dorothy was a longtime active member of St. Joseph's Church in Matamoras and a past president of the Altar & Rosary Society. She also served as the financial secretary of Catholic Daughters of America during her 50 year membership.

A family statement reads: "Dorothy was loved by all who knew her. She found enjoyment in simply taking care of her family and sharing good times with her many friends. She will be forever remembered as a wonderful baker, whom no one in the family can top. We will always be grateful for her unending faith in us, constant encouragement and her deep love for us all. We will love her, miss her and continually honor her for the rest of our days."

Dorothy was pre-deceased by her husband Jof 62 years, John Meany Sr. and her siblings, David Simmons Jr. and Lucretia Heater.

She is survived by her three children: Lucretia Willing of Conyers, Ga., John Meany Jr. and wife, Kathleen of Terre Haute, Ind. and Mary Rita Cortright and husband David of Matamoras, Pa.; grandchildren: Karol and Richard Welling, Stephen and Charlene Meany, Patrick and Matthew Meany, Mary and Roger Justice, Brian and Lauren Cortright and Lucretia Cortright and Partner Raymond O'Dell; great-grandchildren: Tim, Tyler, Christina, Logan, JJ and two angels expected this year; many nieces and nephews; special friends: Grayce Ricciardi, Theresa Viglione and Claire Beemer; caregiver: Rosalyn Braeuning; and her furry friends: Norton, Trixie, and Maggie.

The family will be receiving people at St. Joseph's Church in Matamoras, Pa. at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 4.

Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. with the Rev. August Ricciardi as celebrant. Followed by a private interment at St. Columbus Cemetery, Chester.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Port Jervis Humane Society.

Arrangements made by Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., 154 East Main Street, Port Jervis.

For directions or to send a note or condolence to the family, please visit Knight-Auchmoody.com

posted by DMA  # 10:25 AM
 

John M. Kolvenbach Sr., Port Jervis, New York

John M. Kolvenbach Sr., a retired silk screen printer for Vaucansen Silk Mill, Port Jervis and retired custodian for Port Jervis High School System for 21 years and lifelong area resident, died Monday, Feb. 27, 2006 at St. Joseph's Place, Port Jervis. He was 89. The son of the late Herman and Mable Culligan Kolvenbach, he was born May 24, 1916 in Monticello. He was a charter member of Pole Bridge Hunting Club; CSEA; Port Jervis Jr. Chamber of Commerce and one of the founders of the Original Port Jervis Soap Box Derby. A family statement reads, "John always enjoyed having family and friends around. He was always known for his friendly smile and his grandchildren and great-grandchildren were always able to put that smile on his face, with the ever-present toothpick." He enjoyed working in his garden and with flowers. Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Dorothy Goble Kolvenbach; two sons, John M. Kolvenbach Jr. and wife Dolores of Matamoras, Pa., Raymond Kolvenbach of Matamoras, Pa.; one daughter, Joan Doss of Port Jervis; one brother, Douglas Kolvenbach of Margate, Fla.; nine grandchildren, Darcy Brodmerkel, Mitchell and Gregory Kolvenbach, Jonell Kilmer, Scott Doss, Tracy Doss, Tammy Bisland, Megan and Jennifer Kolvenbach; 13 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his brother, Herman Kolvenbach; sister, Johanna Eberhard; great-granddaughter, Elizabeth "Boo" Bisland; son-in-law, Robert Doss; and daughter-in-law, JoAnn Kolvenbach. Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Wednesday, March 1 at Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 2 at the funeral home. The Rev. Robert Cassidy will officiate. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery, Sparrowbush. Contributions may be made to Circle Park, PO Box 418, Glen Spey, NY 12737. Funeral arrangements are by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home. For information, directions or to send a condolence note to the family, please visit Knight-Auchmoody.com.

posted by DMA  # 10:16 AM
 

Eugene "Bud" Hoar, Middletown, New York Formerly of Port Jervis, New York

Formerly of Port Jervis, N.Y. Eugene "Bud" Hoar, a retired laborer, truck driver for Orange County Highway, Dept. Town of Mt. Hope and longtime area resident, died Feb. 26, 2006 at ORMC, Horton Hospital, Middletown. He was 79. The son of the late Frank and Mary Elizabeth Cron Hoar, he was born Nov. 27, 1926 in Port Jervis. He was a member of Howells Fire Dept., Middletown, Lodge of Elks, BPOE. He was also a veteran of WW II, the US Army. Survivors include two sisters, Patricia Wagner and husband William of Port Jervis, Beverly Belcher of Port Jervis; two brothers, Edwin Hoar and wife Jean of Canyon City, Colo., Frank Wilson and wife Rose of Huntsville, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Belva Schwarz. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 28 at Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis. Howell Fire Dept. will conduct services Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 1 at the funeral home. The Rev. Robert Foster will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Port Jervis. Contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements are by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home. For information, directions or to send a condolence note to the family, please visit Knight-Auchmoody.com.

posted by DMA  # 10:14 AM

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