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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

 

DONALD DeSTEFANO, PORT JERVIS, NEW YORK

Donald DeStefano age 77 of Port Jervis, NY passed away Monday August 29, 2011 at the home of his son Michael in Glen Spey. Donald was born on January 24, 1934 in Jamaica, New York, the son of the late Anthony and Irene Nelson DeStefano. Donald was a retired Battery Finisher for C& D Power Systems in Huguenot, NY. He also retired from One Source at Kolmar Labs, Inc. as an assembler.
He married Cordelia Conklin DeStefano who survives at home. He is also survived by his daughter, Sharon Leonard of Fayetteville, NC, 2 sons, Donald W. DeStefano of Port Jervis and Michael DeStefano and his wife Patricia of Glen Spey, NY, 3 brothers, Anthony DeStefano of W. Islip, NY and Richard and Joseph DeStefano of Indiana, his sister Helen Maillett of Indiana 8 grandsons, 1 grand daughter, 5 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call Thursday September 1 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. Prayers will be offered at 7:30 pm a the funeral home with Rev. Lora Villinger officiating, Interment will be private. Arrangements are by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral home, Inc., 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  # 7:02 PM
 

BRYAN EDWARD ANGEL ROLLINS, PORT JERVIS, NEW YORK

Bryan Edward Angel Rollins (Bear Jr.), infant son of Bryan Rollins and Crystal Jennings passed away on Wednesday August 24, 2011 at Westchester Medical Ctr., Valhalla, NY. He is survived by his parents at home, his brother Ryan LaForge, his Paternal grandparents, Lizzie Decker and Lloyd Rollins, his Maternal Grandfather Eugene Jennings, grandparents, Diana and Steven Finch, Paternal Great Grandparents, Patricia and Charles Decker, Maternal Great Grandparents, Rose and Henry Rossnagle. Uncles, David, Jonathon, Scooter, Matthew, aunts, Tosha, Chas, and Hope, Samantha, Savannah. Funeral services were held on Wednesday August 31 at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY

posted by DMA  # 6:58 PM

Monday, August 29, 2011

 

CALEB BURTON KANOFF, PORT JERVIS, NEW YORK

Caleb Burton Kanoff, infant son of Brett and Samantha Finch Kanoff passed away Monday August 22, 2011 at Bon Secours Community Hospital, Port Jervis. He is survived by his parents at home, his twin brother, Cameron Kanoff, his paternal grandparents, Herbert and Kelly Kanoff and his maternal grandparents, Michael Guest and Tamara Finch. Interment took place at St. Mary's Cemetery, Port Jervis, NY. Arrangements are by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., 154 East Main St., Port Jervis, NY. for information,directions or to send a condolence note to the family visit knight-auchmoody.com

posted by DMA  # 10:27 PM

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

 

LISA WILLERS JOHNSON, BARRYVILLE, NEW YORK

Lisa Willers Johnson age 76 of Barryville, NY passed away Sunday August 21, 2011 at the Sullivan County Adult Care Facility, Liberty, NY. She was born on December 2, 1934 in Germany, the daughter of the late Heindrich and Louise Meyer Willers. Lisa owned and operated Johnson's Grocery in Queens, NY with her husband Arnold. She proudly served our country during the Korean War with the United States Merchant Marines. Lisa is survived by her husband, Arnold Johnson at home, her sister Ella Schwartz of San Jose` California, 2 brothers in Germany, several nieces and nephews and her very dear friend Michelle Cleary of Barryville, NY. Private services were held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of donor's choice. Arrangements are by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., 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  # 1:53 PM

Monday, August 22, 2011

 

BERNICE GAWENUS, PORT JERVIS, NEW YORK

Bernice Gawenus age 78 of Port Jervis, NY passed away Saturday August 20, 2011 at St. Joseph's Place, Port Jervis, NY. She was born on June 15, 1933 in The Town of Greenville, NY, the daughter of the late George and Doris Mason Babcock. Bernice married Paul O. Gawenus, who pre-ceased her. She is survived by 3 sons, Mark and Paula Gawenus of Port Jervis, Dan Gawenus and his wife Linda of Lewiston, Maine and Brian Gawenus of Jim Thorpe, Pa.; 5 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held Wednesday August 24, 2011 at 2 pm at Pine Hill Cemetery, Sparrowbush, NY. Arrangements are by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., 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  # 9:56 PM

Thursday, August 18, 2011

 

VIRGINIA "JENNY" TAYLOR, PORT JERVIS, NEW YORK

Virginia "Jenny" Taylor age 62 of Port Jervis, NY passed away Thursday August 18, 2011 at Bon Secours Community Hospital, Port Jervis. She was born on May 19, 1949 in Sussex, New Jersey, the daughter of the late Homer and Reva Hendershot Crown. Jenny was a retired Dairy Farmer for Systman Farms in Beemerville, New Jersey. She was a member of the Greenville Seniors. Jenny is survived by her son, Steven Taylor and his wife Heather of Montague, NJ , 3 grandchildren, Joshua, Alexa and Delaney. She is also survived by her 3 brothers, Leo Schmick of Missouri, Ruben Williams of Irvington, Kentucky and George Williams of Port Jervis, 1 sister, Amelia Schmick of Greenwood Lake, NY and several nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by her brother Bernard Hendershot.
Friends may call Saturday August 20 from 6-8 pm at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. Prayers will be offered Sat. evening with James Hendershot officiating. Interment will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 419 E. Main St.., Suite 307 B, Middletown, NY 10940. Arrangements are by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., 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  # 10:43 PM

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

 

BENNETT H. BARNES, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA, FORMERLY OF CUDDEBACKVILLE, NEW YORK

Bennett H. Barnes age 88 of Okeechobee, Florida and formerly of Cuddebackville, NY, passed away August 10, 2011 at Raulerson Hospital in Okeechobee, Florida. He was born on October 10, 1922 in Port Jervis, NY, the son of the late Joseph W. Barnes, Sr. and Mabel E. Halcott Barnes. Ben was a retired Director of Plant Operations for Mercy Community Hospital, Port Jervis. He proudly served our country during WW II with the U.S. Army and is a member of Roosa-Fleming V.F.W. Post #161 in Port Jervis. Ben married Ellen McKeeby Barnes, who survives at home. He is also survived by his 2 sons, Donald A. Barnes and his wife Cindy of Glen Spey, NY, Guy B. Barnes and his Kathy of Cuddebackville,NY, 2 daughters, Jonnie A. Woolsey of Cuddebackville, and Tracey Abers and her husband Donald, Jr of Okeechobee, Fla., his brother Joseph W. Barnes of Branchville, NJ ; 7 grandchildren, Melody Reed, Melissa Branham, Michael Barnes, Tony Woolsey, Gina McCann, Dale and Glenn Schmitt, 12 Great Grandchildren, 5 Great Great Grandchildren and several nieces and nephews and his dear and close friends, Gene and Lucille Glynn. He was pre-deceased by his son, Kevin Joseph Barnes, his sister Alice Baker and his brother, Donald A. Barnes. Services will be announced a later date in the Tri-Sate Gazette and Times Herald Record. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of donor's choice. Arrangements are by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., 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  # 12:34 AM

Thursday, August 11, 2011

 

MARY M. LANOT, MILFORD, PA.

Mary M. Lanot age 73 of Milford, Pa. passed away Friday August 5, 2011 at the Milford Senior Care Facility, Milford, Pa. She was born on May 5, 1938 in Hershey, Pennsylvania , the daughter of the late Daniel and Ann Humes. She married the Late Albert P. Lanot. She is survived by her 2 sisters-in-law Elaine and Evelyne Lanot and several nieces and nephews. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY

posted by DMA  # 12:35 PM

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

 

EDNA GALVIN RICCIARDI, PORT JERVIS, NEW YORK

Edna Galvin Ricciardi age 94 of Port Jervis, NY passed away Sunday August 7, 2011 at the Milford Senior Care Facility, Milford, Pa. She was born on January 28, 1917 in Roscoe, NY, the daughter of the late Henry and Kate Woehrle Keener. Edna was a retired Nurse's Aide for the Middletown Psychiatric Ctr., Middletown, NY. She was a member of St. Mary's R.C. Church, Port Jervis and the Clara Bradley Lodge of R.R. Trainman, Ladies Auxiliary. Edna was married first to the late Girard Galvin and 2nd to the late Michael J. Ricciardi. She is survived by her 2 sons, John Galvin of Matamoras, Pa. and James Galvin of Port Jervis, NY, 4 grandchildren, Steven Galvin of Port Jervis, John W. Galvin and his wife Lisa of Hagerstown, Md, Mary Snyder and her husband Keith of Laconia , NY and Shannon Buck and her husband Dale of Cuddebackvile, NY, 5 Gt. Grandchildren, Rebecca and Samantha Snyder, John R. and Alexis Galvin, and Ella Jane Buck, her nephew Robert Keener of Sparrowbush. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will take place at St. Mary's Cemetery, Port Jervis. Memorial donations may be made to The Port Jervis-Deerpark Humane Society , Route 209, Port Jervis, NY 12771. Arrangements are by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., 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  # 9:21 AM

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

 

ANN M. KESTLER, GLEN SPEY, NEW YORK

Ann M. Kestler age 59 of Glen Spey, NY, passed away Monday August 1, 2011 at Bon Secours Community Hospital, Port Jervis. Ann was born on December 3, 1951 in Port Jervis, the daughter of the late Francis and Mildred Conklin Weber. Ann worked as a Secretary for Skydyne Aeronautics in Port Jervis. She was a communicant of St. Anthony's R.C. Church in Yulan. Ann married David Kestler who survives at home. She is also survived by her son, Matthew of Glen Spey, her sister, Joan Kearney of Glen Spey and several nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by her son Daniel Kestler. Friends may call Thursday August 4, form 10-11am at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis. Funeral services will follow at 11am a the funeral home, with Rev. Thomas Jones officiating. Interment will take place at Glen Spey Cemetery, Glen Spey, NY.. Arrangements are by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., 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  # 6:56 PM
 

JEFFREY R. KETCHAM, MATAMORAS, PENNSYLVANIA

Jeffrey R. Ketcham age 55, of Matamoras, Pennsylvania passed away Thursday July 28, 2011 at Bon Secours Community Hospital, Port Jervis. Hew was born on September 17,1955 in Port Jervis, the son of the late Robert Ketcham and Lena Sarro Ketcham, who survives. Jeff was Draftsman for Westinghouse Corporation, in Randolph, New Jersey. He married Kathleen Drake Ketcham, who survives at home. He is also survived by his 2 sons, Robert L. Ketcham and Daniel R. Ketcham both at home, his mother Lena Ketcham of Post Jervis, his sister, Emilie Ketcham O'Dea of Matamoras,, 2 nephews, Matthew O'Dea and Matthew Drake, 3 nieces, Maribeth Michelle and Heather,
several great nieces and nephews his brother-in-law and best friend, David Drake
and his special pet Bassett Hound, "Madison". Private services were held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., 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  # 6:52 PM

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