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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

 

THOMAS DUDKO, SPARROWBUSH, NEW YORK

Thomas Dudko, age 91, late of Sparrowbush, N.Y. and a life long resident of the area, he was a retired silk screen colorist for Majestic Weaving in Cornwall, N.Y. He passed away Saturday, October 20, 2007 at Milford Senior Care, Milford Pa.He is the son of the late Nickolas and Antoinette Hula Dudko. He was born in Pine Island, N.Y. on March 2, 1916. He was married to the late Dorothy Sayre Dudko. He was a member of the Redemption Light House Church, Huguenot, N.Y., The Sparrowbush Fire Department, Sparrowbush, New York, and Port Jervis Lodge of Masons #328 F. & AM.He is survived by 1 son; William Dudko and his wife Ginny of Sparrowbush, New York, 1 step-daughter; Debbie and her husband Henry, 1 brother; Sylvester Dudko of California, 2 sisters-in law; Lillian Dudko of Lansdale, Pa., and Wilma Linkey Walder of Crossville, Tenn. and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by 6 brothers and 4 sisters.Friends may call Thursday, October 25, 2007, 2-4 & 7-9 .p.m at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., 154 East Main Street, Port Jervis, N.Y.Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 26, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., the Rev. Donald Coy will officiate. Interment will take place at Pine Hill Cemetery, Sparrowbush, N.Y.Memorial contributions may be made to The Port Jervis Vol. Ambulance Corps., Box 33, Port Jervis, NY 12771, The Sparrowbush Fire Department, Sparrowbush, NY 12780, or The Residents Activities Fund, Milford Senior Care, Milford, PA 18337.Arrangements are by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., 154 East Main Street, Port Jervis, N.Y.For information, directions or to send a condolence note to the family please visit knight-auchmoody.com.

posted by DMA  # 3:25 PM

Monday, October 22, 2007

 

ROY W. GILL, PORT JERVIS, NEW YORK

Roy W. Gill, age 90, a lifelong resident of the area, and retired Electrician, for the Erie Railroad, Port Jervis, passed away Friday, October 19, 2007, at Biloxi VA Hospital, in Biloxi, Miss.The son of the late Richard and Ethel Lewis Gill, he was born in Port Jervis on December 2, 1916. He was married first to the late Betty Schoonover and second to the late Constance V. Evans Gill.He is a member of the Port Jervis Lodge of Masons #328 F. & A.M., he is a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army Air Force. He was a former member of the 305th bomb unit. He was also a member of the Port Jervis Fire Department.He is survived by two sons, Victor Gill and his wife, RuthAnn of Gulfport, Miss., and Roy W. Gill of Great Falls, Mont.; several stepchildren; his sister, Doris Hall of Port Jervis; two brothers, James Gill and his wife, Ethel of Port Jervis, and Robert Gill of Dumont, N.J.; several grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.Friends may call on Wednesday, October 24, from 1:30 to 2 p.m. at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY 12771; 845-856-3312, with the Rev. Robert Mayer officiating. Interment will take place at Lackawaxen Cemetery, Lackawaxen, Pa.Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice.For information, directions or to send a condolence to the family please visit Knight-Auchmoody.com.

posted by DMA  # 11:16 PM
 

PIA LUCY CALVARIO, PORT JERVIS, NEW YORK

Pia Lucy Calvario, age 86, a lifelong resident of the area, and retired owner of Calvario's Grocery Store in Port Jervis, N.Y., passed away Saturday, October 20, 2007, at St. Joseph's Place, Port Jervis, N.Y.The daughter of the late Aurelio and Assunta Colaiaco, she was born January 28, 1921 in Anagni, Italy. She was married to the late Amedio "Matt" Calvario.She is a member of St. Mary's R.C. Church, Port Jervis, N.Y.She is survived by two sons, Jerry Calvario and his wife, Nancy of Tomkins Cove, N.Y., and Raymond Calvario and his wife, Donna of Port Jervis, N.Y.; five grandchildren: Gina, Richard, Debra, Michael and Matthew; four great-grandchildren: Christopher, Matthew, Ryan and Avery; several nieces and nephews.A Mass of Resurrection will be held on Wednesday, October 24, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's R.C. Church, Port Jervis, N.Y., with the Rev. Raj as celebrant. Interment will take place at St. Mary's Cemetery, Port Jervis.Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph's Place, 160 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY 12771.Arrangements are by Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, N.Y.; 845-856-3312. For directions, information or to send a condolence note to the family please visit Knight-Auchmoody.com.

posted by DMA  # 11:14 PM

Sunday, October 21, 2007

 

IRVING A. ROTHSCHILD, PORT JERVIS, NEW YORK

Irving A. Rothschild, age 72, of Port Jervis, a retired truck driver for Delaware Valley Block Co., Port Jervis, and lifelong area resident, passed away Sat. October 20, 2007 at his home.He was the son of the late Andrew M. and Maude Traver Rothschild. Irving was born in Port Jervis on Feb. 21, 1935.He married Barbara Rhodes who survives. He is also survived by two daughters, Catherine Bugiada of Springfield, Tenn. and Sharon Rothschild of Port Jervis; his stepson, Scott Pepper and his wife Kate of Milford, Pa., Colleen Pepper of Port Jervis; a brother, Robert Rothschild of Circleville; two sisters, Dolores Smith of Portland, Oreg. and Andree Williams of Pond Eddy; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.Friends may call Tuesday, October 23 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis. Funeral services and interment will be private.Memorial donations may be made to the Port Jervis-Deerpark Humane Society, Route 209, Port Jervis, NY 12771.Arrangements by Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis. For information, directions or to send a condolence note to the family, visit knight-auchmoody.com

posted by DMA  # 2:22 PM
 

LUCY DeFALCO, HIGHLAND LAKE, NEW YORK

Lucy DeFalco, age 82, of Highland Lake, a homemaker and longtime resident of the area, passed away Friday, October 19, 2007 at Catskill Regional Medical Center, Harris.She was the daughter of the late Frank and Esther Schweitzer Grassi. Lucy was born on February 1, 1925 in the Bronx.She was married to the late Daniel DeFalco.She is survived by her daughter, Lorraine Conway of Highland Lake; two sons, Daniel DeFalco and his wife Betty of Queens, Charles DeFalco and his wife Mary of Cuddebackville; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.She was predeceased by her son, James DeFalco.Friends may call Monday, Oct. 22 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis.A Mass of Resurrection will be held Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 11 a.m. at St. Ann's R.C. Church, Shohola, Pa. The Rev. Thomas Major will officiate.Interment will take place at St. Anthony's Cemetery, Eldred.Arrangements are by Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home. For information, directions or to send a condolence note to the family visit knight-auchmoody.com

posted by DMA  # 2:20 PM
 

WILLIAM F. KIDNEY, PORT JERVIS, NEW YORK

William F. Kidney, a life-long resident of Port Jervis, passed away on Wednesday, October 17, 2007 at Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Conn. He was 57 years old.He was the son of the late Francis A. Kidney & MaryLou Quick Kidney, and was born in Port Jervis on February 11, 1950. Bill was married to Alexis Ann Christian Kidney, who survives him at home. He worked as an industrial supervisor for Future Home Technologies, Inc. in Port Jervis.He is survived by three sons: William Kidney and his wife, Sheila, Robert Kidney - all of Naples, Fla., Stephen E. Kidney at home; two brothers - Henry M. Kidney and his wife, Linda, of Glen Spey, N.Y., and Wayne Kidney and his wife, LaVerne, of Port Jervis; his aunt Connie McCormick of Port Jervis; and his very close friend, John Braid of Huguenot, N.Y. Several nieces and nephews also survive him.Private services will be held at Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, with Robert Mayer officiating. Interment will be private.Memorial contributions may be made to Miracle Flights for Children 2764 North Greevalley Parkway, PO Box 115, Greenvalley, NV 89014-2120 Arrangements are by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home. For information, directions or to send a condolence note to the family visit knight-auchmoody.com or call 845-856-3312

posted by DMA  # 2:16 PM

Friday, October 19, 2007

 

NANCY H. NOLAN, DELAND, FLORIDA, FORMERLY OF KERHONKSON, NEW YORK

Memorial services for Mrs. Nancy H. Nolan, age 59, who passed away Saturday, October 13, 2007, will be held on Saturday, October 20th at 11 a.m. at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis with the Rev. James Beukelman officiating. Nancy moved to Deland, Fla. from Kerhonkson in 2002. While in Kerhonkson, she worked as a senior stenographer for the Roundout Valley Central School District for 25 years, earning a Secretarial Award for Excellence from the NYS Athletic Administrators Association. She was elected councilwoman for the Town of Rochester, NY from 1986-1990. When she moved to Deland, Fla., she began working as an office specialist for Spruce Creek High School. She enjoyed spending time with her family; especially with her grandchildren. Her other interests included sewing, crafts, boating, golf and gardening. She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Thomas K. Nolan, Jr. and their two sons, Thomas and his wife, Lucinda of Loch Sheldrake, N.Y. and their children, Gabriela & John; Phillip and his wife, Billie Sue, of Freeville, N.Y. and their children, Britany Weaver & Colin; her father, Carl Highers of Deland, Fla., her mother Shirley Eek of New Hartford, N.Y.; her mother-in-law, Elizabeth P. Nolan of Port Jervis; four siblings: Beverly Barenz, Carl Highers, Sally Campbell and Debbie Grimes; several nieces and nephews.Interment will take place at Laurel Grove Cemetery, Port Jervis.In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Laurel Grove Cemetery of Port Jervis, The Dutch Reformed Church of Port Jervis, or to the American Heart Association.Arrangements are under the direction of Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, N.Y. 845-856-3430

posted by DMA  # 10:36 PM
 

RICHARD J. ABER SR., PORT JERVIS, NEW YORK

Richard J. Aber Sr., a retired carpenter for Reeves Construction Co., E. Orange, N.J. and lifelong area resident, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2007 at Bon Secours Community Hospital, Port Jervis.The son of the Robert C. Aber Sr. and Laura Carter Aber, he was born January 31, 1915 in Westtown.He was married to the late, Cora "Sis" Haring Aber, who passed away September 20, 2007.He was a member of the Southern Baptist Church, Eustis, Fla.; Eustis Lodge of Masons #85 F&AM; and Eustis Eastern Star #19. He was 32nd Degree Mason, Lehigh Consistory and a member of the Iren Temple, A.A.O.N.M.S.Survivors include four daughters, Valure Churchill and Dixie Lee Marion, both of New Jersey, Marion Mills of Port Jervis, Linda Arnold and husband Richard of Dingmans Ferry, Pa.; three sons, Richard J. Aber Jr. and wife Sally of Sparrowbush, Francis "Junie" Hall and wife Sally of Matamoras, Pa. and Ora B. Hall and wife Alice of Dingmans Ferry, Pa.; one brother, Harry Aber of Slate Hill; three sisters, Nellie Watson of Palatine Bridge, Edna Storms of Bullville, Ethel Zeak of Ocala, Fla.; 24 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.Richard was predeceased by two brothers, Albert and George Aber and one sister, Emma Aber.Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. The Rev. James Brosius will officiate.Interment for both Cora and Richard will take place at Mill Rift Cemetery, Mill Rift, Pa.Contributions may be made to the Port Jervis-Deerpark Humane Society, Route 209, Port Jervis, NY 12771 or to the charity of the donor's choice.Arrangements by Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis. For information, directions or to send a condolence note to the family, visit knight-auchmoody.com 845-856-3312

posted by DMA  # 10:34 PM

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

 

JAMES H. BODENSIECK, KINGMAN, ARIZONA, FORMERLY OF PORT JERVIS, NEW YORK

James H. Bodensieck, formerly of Port Jervis, died July 3, 2007 in Kingman, Ariz. He was 66.The son of the late James F. Bodensieck and Julia L. Quick Bodensieck, he was born June 1, 1941 in Port Jervis, N.Y.James was an owner/operator of E-Z Pest Control Exterminating, Co. in Kingman, Ariz.He is survived by one brother, Jeffrey and his wife, Belinda Bodensieck of Port Jervis; one son, James Bodensieck of Colorado; one daughter, Pameal Bodensieck of Colorado; long time companion, Ina Shaughnessy; one aunt, Phyllis Osterhout of Port Jervis, and several nieces and nephews.Friends may call on Friday, October 19, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, N.Y.; 845-856-3312.Interment will be private.For information, directions or to send a condolence note to the family, please visit Knight-Auchmoody.com

posted by DMA  # 7:26 PM
 

ALICE J. HICKS, PORT JERVIS, NEW YORK

Alice J. Hicks, age 79, a homemaker and longtime resident of the area, passed away Saturday, October 13, 2007 at St. Joseph's Place, Port Jervis. The daughter of the late Robert E. Aldrich and Elsie Decker Aldrich, Alice was born in Port Jervis on June 30, 1928.She married William J. Hicks Jr. on February 16, 1947. She is survived by her husband of 60 years; five sons, Robert W. Hicks, James Hicks and his wife Sherri, Gerald Hicks and his wife Nadja, Kenneth Hicks and his wife Shaun, William Hicks and his wife Dawn; four daughters, Joyce Thompson and her husband Robert, Jennie Olawski and her husband Doug, Carol Ann Green and her husband Carroll, Cindy Mentz and her husband Neil; 24 grandchildren; 13 great- grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son, Anthony Steven Hicks; her granddaughter, Christina Hicks; and her grandson, Edward Dolshun.Alice was a life-member of Tri-State Naval Ship #7241, Ladies Auxiliary, Port Jervis.A family statement reads, "She was a beloved wife and loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother. She touched the lives of many others and was a very kind-hearted and loving person." Friends may call at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis on Tuesday, October 16 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Stephen Huston officiating. Interment will take place at Pine Hill Cemetery, Sparrowbush. Funeral arrangements are by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc. For information, directions or to send a condolence note to the family visit knight-auchmoody.com

posted by DMA  # 7:23 PM

Saturday, October 13, 2007

 

JOAN P. MACALUSO, PORT JERVIS, NEW YORK

Joan P. Macaluso, a longtime resident of the area, entered into rest on Saturday, October 6, 2007 at her home. She was 86.The daughter of the late Francesco and Nancy Miele Pignetelli, she was born December 12, 1920 in Manhattan, N.Y. She was the widow of Rocco Macaluco.She was a retired Bank Supervisor for Chase Manhattan Bank in New York City, N.Y.Survivors include one granddaughter, Laura Retallick and her husband, Wayne of Port Jervis; two grandsons, Rocco Macaluso and his wife, Mary of Lynn Haven, Fla., and Laurance Macaluso and his wife, Alexa of New York City; one sister, Mary Antonocci; 13 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her daughter, Laura and her son, Jeffrey.A Mass of the Resurrection will be held on Wednesday, October 10, at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph's R.C. Church, Matamoras, Pa., with the Rev. August Ricciardi officiating. Burial will be in St. Raymond's Cemetery in the Bronx.Contributions in Joan's name may be made to the National Heart Disease Research Foundation, National Office, 50 Court St., Brooklyn, NY 11201-4801.Arrangements are by Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, N.Y.; Knight-Auchmoody.com or 845-856-3312.

posted by DMA  # 3:59 PM
 

BARBARA ANN DILGER, MATAMORAS, PA.

Barbara Ann Dilger, a lifelong resident of the area, was born September 20, 1938 in Port Jervis, and died Wednesday, October 3, 2007 at her home. She was 69.Barbara was a retired Social Worker for The Hope Center in Port Jervis.She is survived by her husband, William H. Dilger; one daughter, Courtney Dilger of Matamoras, Pa., and her sister, Emma of the state of Florida.Graveside services and burial will be held on Thursday, October 11, at 3 p.m. at Pine Grove Cemetery, Matamoras, Pa., with the Rev. Stephen Huston officiating.Memorial contributions in Barbara's name may be made to Westfall Fire Dept., PO Box 154, Matamoras, PA 18336.Arrangements are by Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, N.Y.; Knight-Auchmoody.com or 845-856-3312.

posted by DMA  # 3:57 PM
 

ANNA M. SIGRETO, PORT JERVIS, NEW YORK

Anna M. Sigreto, a lifelong resident of the area, entered into rest on Monday, October 1, 2007 at Morristown General Hospital in Morristown, N.J. She was 76.The daughter of the late Nicholas and Mary Witgu Rybak, she was born December 7, 1930 in Port Jervis, N.Y. She married John P. Sigreto on September 26, 1954. He survives at home.Anna was a retired waitress for the Flo-Jean Restaurant and Villa Soprano Restaurant in Port Jervis. She also worked at Novelty Slipper in Port Jervis. She was a member of St. Mary's R.C. Church in Port Jervis, N.Y.In addition to her husband, she is survived by one son, Peter J. Sigreto and his wife, Marilyn of Matamoras, Pa.; one daughter, Sue Weymer and her husband, John of Port Jervis; two brothers, Peter Rybak and his wife, Antoinette of Matamoras, Pa., and John Rybak of Port Jervis; her sister-in-law, Katherine Rybak of Port Jervis, and several nieces and nephews.She was predeceased by her brother, Andrew Rybak and her sister-in-law, Marie Rybak.Friends may call on Wednesday, October 3, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, N.Y. Prayers will be offered on Wednesday afternoon at 3 p.m.Prayers will be offered on Thursday morning at 10:15 a.m. at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of the Resurrection at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's R.C. Church in Port Jervis, with the Rev. Raj officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Port Jervis, N.Y.Contributions may be made to St. Mary's R.C. Church or the American Cancer Society.Arrangements are by Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc.; 845-856-3312. For information, directions or to send a note of condolence, please visit Knight-Auchmoody.com.

posted by DMA  # 3:52 PM
 

DOREEN E. PELTON, PORT JERVIS, NEW YORK

Doreen E. Pelton, a lifelong resident of Port Jervis, died Saturday, September 29, 2007 at Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, N.Y. She was 51.The daughter of the late John and Eleanor Hunter Mance, she was born March 14, 1956 in Merrick, N.Y.Doreen was an Office Manager for Tri-State Pools in Port Jervis. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary, Roosa-Fleming V.F.W. Post #161 in Port Jervis, and was the Friday Night Cook for Post #161, which she enjoyed doing so much.Survivors include three daughters: Elizabeth Gagnon and her husband, David of Eldred, Amanda P. Pelton and Katie E. Pelton, both at home; one brother, Robert Mance of Port Jervis; her grandson, Timothy John Pelton, Jr.; her aunt and close friend, Rose O'Brien of Port Jervis, and several nieces and nephews.She was predeceased by two brothers, John and Charles Mance.Memorial services will be held on Friday, October 5, at 2 p.m. at the Roosa-Fleming V.F.W. Post #161, 47-51 Owen St., Port Jervis, N.Y. Interment will be private.Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.Arrangements are by Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, N.Y. For information, directions or to send a condolence to the family, please visit Knight-Auchmoody.com.

posted by DMA  # 3:43 PM

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