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Thursday, October 18, 2012

 

KENNETH "KEN" THORNTON, PORT JERVIS, NEW YORK

Kenneth "Ken" Thornton, age 76 of Port Jervis, NY passed away Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at his home. He was born on April 15, 1936 in Vernon, New Jersey, the son of the late Kenneth and Almedia Martin Thornton. Ken proudly served our country with the U.S. Navy from 1954-1958. He worked for 36 years as a master card cutter for the American Silk Label Mfg. Co. in Unionville, NY. He then worked as a maintenance mechanic for the Minisink Valley School System for ten years and for the City of Port Jervis Nutrition Program for 10 years. A family statement read " Dad was a very hardworking and caring man, who loved his family and friends. He was an deer hunter and enjoyed the outdoors." He married Florence A. Comiskey Thornton, who survives at home. He is also survived by his 2 sons, Daniel Thornton of Round Top,Texas, Mark Thornton and his wife Donna of Matamoras, Pa., his daughter, Lori Acton and her husband Bill of Sparrowbush, NY, his sister, Rose Thornton of Port Jervis, his brother Terry Thornton and his wife Arlene of Dingmans Ferry, Pa. 11 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Ken was pre-deceased by his daughter, Denise Thornton and his 2 great grandchildren. Memorial services will be held Friday, October 19, at 3 PM at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. Rev. Nancy Vonderhorst will officate. Interment will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange & Sullivan, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550. 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.

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