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Saturday, August 30, 2008

 

DONALD A. WESTFALL, PORT JERVIS, NEW YORK

Donald A. Westfall, age 89, late of Port Jervis, NY, passed away Thursday, August 28 at St. Joseph's Place Port Jervis, NY.He was born in Port Jervis, NY on July 3, 1919, the son of the late John and Marjorie Moulton Westfall.Don was a retired welder for Columbia Gas Co., Sparrowbush, NY. He was a Veteran of The U.S. Navy serving our country in the Pacific during World War II. He was a member of The Tri-State Naval Ship #7241, Port Jervis, Maghogomock Hook & Ladder Co. #1, Port Jervis Fire Dept.; Life Member of Pole Bridge Hunting Club, Cuddebackville, NY and a former Member of Port Jervis Lodge of Elks, #645 B.P.O.E.A family statement reads: "Don was an avid Hunter and fisherman, thoroughly enjoying the outdoors and his family."He married Marguerite Fuller Westfall, who predeceased him.He is survived by his son, John Westfall and his wife, Frances of Port Jervis; two daughters, Dona J. Bertsch and her husband, David of Milford, PA and Sharon Herndon and her husband, Larry of Florence, SC; nine grandchildren, Colleen, William, Sean M., Thomas, Nathan, Sean R., Shannon, Richard and Brian; six great grandchildren, Nicole, Kyle, Trevor, Matthew, Isabelle and Austin; one great great granddaughter, Brianna, and several nieces and nephews.He was predeceased by two brothers, William and Harold Westfall and his sister, Emily.Friends may call Saturday, August 30 from 12 noon to 1 p.m. at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY.Funeral Services will be held Saturday, August 30 at 1 p.m. at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home. Interment will take place at Pine Hill Cemetery, Sparrowbush, NY.Arrangements are by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home. For information, directions or to send a condolence note to the family, visit knight-auchmoody.com.

posted by DMA  # 1:52 PM

Sunday, August 24, 2008

 

EDNA R. MARIONI, MATAMORAS, PA.

Edna R. Marioni, 87, late of Matamoras, PA, passed away Thursday, August 21, 2008 at her home.She was born in Susquehanna, PA on November 10, 1920, the daughter of the late Frederick and Elizabeth Pruden Purdue.Edna was a retired bank teller for the Bank of Matamoras and a retired clerk for the Grand Union, Matamoras, PA.She married John J. "Bart" Marioni, who predeceased her.Edna is survived by two sons, Joseph Marioni and his wife, Jane of Somerset, NJ and Robert Marioni and his wife, Sandra of Mechanicsburg, PA; four grandchildren, Jennifer, Scott, Natalie and Nichole; five great grandchildren, Jack, Gavin, Betsy, Lucy and Quinn and several nieces and nephews.Edna is a member of St. Joseph's R.C. Church, Matamoras, PA and the Alter and Rosary Society of St. Joseph's Church.Friends may call Sunday, August 24, from 2-4 p.m. at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. The vigil wake service will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 p.m.Prayers will be offered Monday, August 25 at 9:15 a.m. at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph's R.C. Church, Matamoras, PA, with Rev. August Ricciardi as celebrant. Interment will take place at St. Mary's Cemetery, Port Jervis, NY.Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph's R.C. Church, Matamoras, PA 18336 or to the Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 315 W. Harford St., Milford, PA 18336.Arrangements are by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home. For information, directions or to send condolence note to the family, visit knight-auchmoody.com.

posted by DMA  # 2:25 PM
 

ROY B. GODDARD, JR., MONROE, NEW YORK

Roy B. Goddard, Jr., age 69, of Monroe, NY and formerly of Port Jervis, NY, passed away Wednesday, August 20, 2008 at his home.He was born on May 15, 1939 in the Bronx, NY, the son of the late Roy B. Goddard, Sr. and Doris Grisez Goddard.Roy was a retired Chief Warrant Officer for the United States Army at Peekskill, NY. He was a veteran with the U.S. Army serving our country during the Korean War. He was member of the American Legion. He was also a former Ski Instructor at Bel Air Mountain Ski resort known by everyone as "Snoopy".A family statement reads: "Roy was an avid golfer and enjoyed life and people to the fullest, never acting judgemental towards anyone."He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Patricia Conklin Goddard. He is also survived by his son, Roy Goddard and his companion, JoAnn of Fishkill, NY; his two daughters, Darlene Fick of Montgomery, NY and Roseann Roberts of the State of Florida; his daughter-in-law, Laurie Goddard of Pennsylvania; his mother-in-law, Edna Conklin of Huguenot, NY; two brothers, Robert Goddard of the State of Florida and Jerry of Port Jervis; his sister, Janet of Port Jervis; 12 grandchildren; six great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.Friends may call Friday, August 22, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY.Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 23 at 11:30 a.m. at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home with the Rev. Dennis Ashley officiating. Private interment will take place at Pine Grove Cemetery, Matamoras, PA.Memorial donations may be made to the The Leukemia Lymphoma Society, Westchester Hudson Valley Chapter, 1311 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains, NY 10605.Arrangements are by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, for information, directions or to send a condolence note to the family, visit knight-auchmoody.com.

posted by DMA  # 2:23 PM
 

THOMAS F. GOKAY, MILFORD, PA.

Thomas F. Gokay, age 49, late of Gold Key Lake Estates, PA, passed away Saturday, August 16, 2008 at Gold Key Lake Estates.He was born on November 11, 1958 at Monticello, NY, the son of the late Clarence O. Gokay and Dorothy F. Trainor Gokay.Thomas was a Union laborer with Labors Local #754, Rockland County, NY. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving our country from 1979 to 1981.A family statement reads: "Tom was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed the outdoors, but above all he enjoyed spending time with his family the most."He is survived by his wife, Janet L. Owens Gokay at home; his son, Ian Gokay and his daughter, Rachel Gokay, both at home. He is also survived by three brothers, Michael Gokay of Bernville, PA, Brian Gokay of Port Jervis, and Chuck Gokay of Port Jervis; three sisters, Sherri Goble of Port Jervis, Dorothy Murray of Dingmans Ferry, PA, and Patricia Budinski of Dingmans Ferry, PA. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Scott Gokay.Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 21, at 11 a.m. at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY with Rev. George Hafemann officiating. Interment will be private.Memorial contributions may be made to the Thomas F. Gokay Memorial Educational Fund, c/o Janet L. Gokay 2351, Gold Key Lake Estates, Milford, PA 18337.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  # 2:20 PM
 

ALLEN W. KNAPP, GLEN SPEY, NEW YORK

Allen W. Knapp, Sr., age 72, late of Glen Spey, NY, passed away on Saturday, August 16, 2008 at his home.He was born on June 9, 1936 in Pine Bush, NY.He was the son of the late Elwin H. Knapp and Dorothy Terwillger Knapp.Allen was a Motor Equipment Operator for the Town of Lumberland Highway Department. He was a social member of the Roosa-Fleming VFW Post 161, Port Jervis, NY. He served the United States Army during the Korean War.He was also a member of the Pond Eddy United Methodist Church, Pond Eddy, NY. He was a past member of Glen Spey Rod and Gun Club.He married Phyllis Caslin Knapp, who survives.He is also survived by his four daughters: Debbie Lawrence and her husband, Patrick of Interlaken, NY, Tammy Lynn Worzel and her husband, Donald of Shohola, PA, Jill Barnes and her husband, Daryl of Highland Lake, NY and Kim Kampka and her husband, Joseph of Matamoras, PA; his son, Allen W. Knapp, Jr. and his fiance, Casey of Glen Spey, NY; 13 grandchildren: Shannon, Jason, Melissa, Diana, Nichole, Chelsea, Robert, Kelly, Stephanie, Tyler, Morgan, Taylor, and Grace; three great grandchildren: William, Shawn, Gabriel, and also his trusted dog, Morgan. He is predeceased by his grandson, Donald H. Worzel, Jr.Memorial services will be held Wednesday, August 20 at 2 p.m. at The Pond Eddy United Methodist Church, Pond Eddy, NY with the Rev. Nancy Vonderhorst officiating.Memorial contributions may be made to the Pond Eddy United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 145, Pond Eddy, NY, 12770 or the Lumberland Fire Dept. County Route 31, Pond Eddy, NY 12770.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  # 2:19 PM
 

GLORIA T. TAYLOR, PORT JERVIS, NEW YORK

Gloria T. Taylor of Port Jervis, NY, a retired Secretary for the Superintendent of Schools, Port Jervis School System and a lifelong resident of the area, died August 8, 2008 at Bon Secours Hospital, Port Jervis.The daughter of the late Clarence Tuthill and Henrietta Palmer Tuthill, she was born in Lumberland, NY. She was the widow of Ray E. Taylor.Survivors include two sisters, Virginia T. Buser of Ringwood, NJ and Mildred Myers of Marthasville, MO; two nephews, Richard Myers and Steven Taylor & wife, Tracy of Milford; two nieces, Charlene Buser and Linda Wideman and her longtime companion, Richard Morgan of Port Jervis, NY.Friends may call Monday, August 11 from 10-11 a.m. at Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis.Funeral service will be held on Monday, August 11 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Robert Mayer officiating. Interment in Montoza Cemetery, Barryville, NY.Contributions may be made to Deerpark Humane Society, Rt. 209, Port Jervis, NY.Arrangements by Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc. For information, directions or to send a condolence note to the family, visit www.knight-auchmoody.com.

posted by DMA  # 2:17 PM

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

 

WILLIAM K. BAIRD, MILFORD, PA. AND MANNING, SOUTH CAROLINA

William K. Baird, a lifetime resident of Milford, Pa., and also a resident of Manning, died July 22, 2008, in Manning. He was 69.
The son of the late Joseph and Elizabeth McAndrew Baird, he was born April 23, 1939, in Port Jervis, N.Y.
William was retired from Kolmar Laboratories, Port Jervis.
He was a member of VFW Tri-State Naval Ship No. 7241, Port Jervis, and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served with the tin can sailors from 1957-61.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara McGraw Baird, at home; two sons, James Baird of Lake City, S.C., and Jeffrey Baird of Matamoras, Pa.; one daughter, Wendy Gardner, of Manning; his sister, Marianne Armour, of Port Jervis; four grandchildren: Troy and Will Gardner of Manning and Tom and Mary Baird of Matamoras; five stepgrandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by two brothers, James and Richard.
Services and interment were private.
Funeral arrangements were by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home Inc., 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY 12771. For information or to send a condolence note to the family, visit www.Knight-Auchmoody.com.

posted by DMA  # 12:17 PM
 

ROBERT "BUCKY" REYNOLDS, HOWELLS, NEW YORK

Robert "Bucky" Reynolds of Howells died July 27, 2008, at Bon Secours Community Hospital, Port Jervis. He was 58.
He was born May 20, 1950, in Middletown, the son of Frank Reynolds and Dorothy C. Ashworth Reynolds.
He retired from the Town of Mount Hope Highway Department, Otisville.
Bucky served our country with the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War.
He is survived by his wife, Bobbi Horton Reynolds, at home; his mother, Dorothy Reynolds, of Otisville; five sons: Robert F. Reynolds Jr. of Otisville; Eric Reynolds of Mount Hope; and Lance, Kyle and Brett Stevens, all at home; three daughters: Debbie Eichel and her husband, Donald, of Milford, Pa.; Erin Reynolds of Port Jervis; and Sara Stevens at home; his brother, Richard Reynolds, and his wife, Debra, of Westbrookville; his sister, Linda Franck, of Middletown; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation and services were Wednesday at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Port Jervis, with the Rev. Stewart Stiles officiating.
Interment was private.
Funeral arrangements were by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home Inc., 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY 12771. For information or to send a condolence note to the family, visit www.Knight-Auchmoody.com.

posted by DMA  # 12:16 PM
 

JOSEPH JOHN BANKOVICH, GLEN SPEY, NEW YORK

Joseph John Bankovich of Glen Spey died July 26, 2008, at his home. He was 54.
He was born Jan. 13, 1954, in Queens, the son of Joseph and Emma Tuska Bankovich.
Joseph was a talented craftsman.
He is survived by his sister, Ellen Dart of Glen Spey; his brother, Steven Bankovich, and his wife, Barbara, of Golden, Colo.; and two nieces, Kassandra and Sarah.
Services and interment were private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mercy Home for Children, 243 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, NY 11215.
Funeral arrangements were by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home Inc., 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY 12771. For information or to send a condolence note to the family, visit www.Knight-Auchmoody.com.

posted by DMA  # 12:15 PM
 

SYLVIA ANN SANCLEMENTI, SPARROWBUSH, NEW YORK

Sylvia Ann Sanclementi, 70, of Sparrowbush and formerly of Pompton Lakes, N.J., died July 20, 2008, at Bon Secours Community Hospital, Port Jervis.
The daughter of Herman Struble and Kathleen Whritenour, she was born Nov. 7, 1937, in Paterson, N.J.
She was the widow of Angelo William Sanclementi.
She was a licensed practical nurse at Chilton Memorial Hospital, Pequannock, N.J., and was a resident of the area for many years.
Survivors include her mother, Kathleen Whritenour; two daughters, Lisa Iacovino and her husband, Frank, of Sparrowbush and Kim Vandermark and her husband, James, of Loch Sheldrake; one sister, Karen Pinkle; one brother, Herman Stroble; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation was Tuesday and services were Wednesday at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Port Jervis, with the Rev. Ivan Csete officiating.
Burial was in Saint Joseph's Cemetery, West Milford, N.J.
Memorial contributions may be made to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, 2600 Network Blvd., Suite 300, Frisco, TX 75034, or visit nationalbreastcancer.org.
Funeral arrangements were by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home Inc., 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY 12771. For information or to send a condolence note to the family, visit www.Knight-Auchmoody.com.

posted by DMA  # 12:14 PM
 

DONALD OAKES, PORT JERVIS, NEW YORK

Donald Terrance Oakes, 90, died July 11, 2008, at the Robinson Terrace Senior Care Center, Stamford.
The son of Donald V. Oakes and Margaret V. McKewn Oakes, he was born April 12, 1918, in Manhattan.
He was married to the former Rose Marie Schoonmaker, who died May 30, 2000.
He served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of both World War II and the Korean War.
He was an employment interviewer for New York state for 37 years.
He also worked at and had avocations as a stonemason, draftsman, sculptor, painter and photographer. He was an avid hunter.
A family statement read: "Many less fortunate people were helped through the years by Donald's involvement in their lives. He was a wonderful father and friend."
He was a member of Drew United Methodist Church, Port Jervis. He also belonged to the Newburgh Optimists Club, VFW, Port Jervis Jaycees, American Legion and the Poughkeepsie Skiers Club. He served for many years on the board of the Salvation Army in Poughkeepsie.
Survivors include his son, Pastor Elliot R. Oakes, of Prattsville; two grandchildren, Dana Margaret Oakes Rogers of Winsted, Conn., and Emily Victoria Oakes Mead of Oneonta; four great-grandchildren; his brother, Harry Scrivani, of Poughkeepsie; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m. Monday at Drew United Methodist Church, 49-51 Sussex St., Port Jervis; the funeral service will begin at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Robert Cassidy officiating.
Interment will follow in Pine Hill Cemetery, Sparrowbush.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations, which will be used to continue to help the less fortunate in the Port Jervis area, may be sent to the Memorial Fund, Drew United Methodist Church, PO Box 1015, Port Jervis, NY 12771.
Funeral arrangements are by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home Inc., 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY 12771. For information or to send a condolence note to the family, visit www.Knight-Auchmoody.com.

posted by DMA  # 12:11 PM
 

CATHERINE "KATE" ZUMPANO, PORT JERVIS, NEW YORK

Catherine "Kate" Zumpano, 96, of Port Jervis, died July 9, 2008. She was born March 16, 1912, in Frostburg, Md. She was married for 71 years to Joseph Zumpano, who predeceased her.
She was a resident of Port Jervis since 1940. She was employed by the Port Jervis Drug Co. until her retirement in 1977. She was a member of Saint Mary's Church, Port Jervis.
A family statement read: "Kate was a wonderful cook, and her recipes will be passed on for generations. She looked forward to sitting on her front porch and greeting neighbors and friends. She lived in her residence for 56 years, even after her husband's death in 2003. Kate's family is very grateful for the caring companionship and support provided by her friends since his passing. Special thanks to Joanna Muhlbeck, who was like her second daughter, and Joanna's husband, Ed, for the many things they did for Kate over the years. She loved you both very much. Many thanks to Tara McCann, who provided home care for the past several months, and Jodi Gunderman, who buoyed Kate's spirits with weekly visits for many years. Thanks to all the neighbors and friends who brightened her day by stopping by to chat. Their support allowed Kate to remain at home where she wanted to stay. She will be missed by all her friends and loving family. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother."
She is survived by her two sons, Vincent Zumpano and his wife, JoAnn, of Northfield, N.J., and Francis Zumpano and his wife, Emily, of South Windsor, Conn.; and her brother, Albert Via, of Frostburg. Kate loved surrounding herself with family and friends and will be missed by her nine grandchildren and her 20 great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her daughter and son-in-law, Joan and Jim Kelly, of Middletown, and her brothers Anthony, Adam, Herman, Alfred and Adolph Via.
Visitation was Sunday at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Port Jervis. Prayers were offered Monday at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Port Jervis.
Burial was in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Middletown.
Memorial contributions may be made to the James P. Kelly Scholarship Fund, c/o Kathleen Mortimore, 200 Phillipsburg Road, Goshen, NY 10924.
Funeral arrangements were by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home Inc., 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY 12771. For information or to send a condolence note to the family, visit www.Knight-Auchmoody.com.

posted by DMA  # 12:05 PM
 

FRANCIS J. REOME, SR., HUGUENOT, NEW YORK

Francis J. Reome Sr., 77, died July 8, 2008, at Bon Secours Community Hospital, Port Jervis.
Born Aug. 1, 1930, in Altoona, N.Y., he was the son of Henry and Blanche LaFave Reome.
A 30-year area resident, he was a retired school bus driver for the Port Jervis City School District.
Survivors include his companion of 21 years, Ruth Koch, at home; four sons, Francis Reome Jr. and his wife, Karen, of Shohola, Pa., Robert Wharton and his wife, Debbie, of Georgia, Mark Wharton and his wife, Lori, of Summit, N.J., and Steven Wharton and his wife, Connie, of Milford, Pa.; 14 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; and his extended family, James and John Koch and Bonnie Morgan, all of Huguenot.
Cremation will take place at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements were by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY 12771

posted by DMA  # 11:55 AM

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