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Thursday, August 29, 2013

 

WILLIAM J. HARTWELL, GREENTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA, FORMERLY OF PORT JERVIS, NEW YORK

William J. Hartwell, Sr., age 73 of Greentown, Penna. and formerly life-long resident of Port  Jervis, passed away Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at the Hospice Community Care Ctr. in Dunmore, PA.  Bill was born on  September 19, 1939 in Port Jervis,  the son of the late  Raymond and Josephine Young Hartwell.  In his earlier years he  worked for  Martin Walters, Millinery Display Mfg., in Port Jervis. He then worked for many years at the Spangenberg-Wilbert Vault Co,  in Port Jervis and later as a school bus driver for the Port Jervis School System, until his retirement.  He was a member, Deacon and Elder of the Deerpark Reformed Church in Port Jervis and served on the consistory of the church.  He was also a former member of the Neversink Engine Co., #1, Port Jervis Fire Dept.. Bill married Diane Startup Hartwell on August 25, 1962, celebrating 51 years of marriage.  He is survived by his wife Diane at home, his son William J. Hartwell, Jr. and his wife Jessica of Milford, PA, 2 grandsons, Timothy and Matthew and his granddaughter Morgan, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was pre-deceased by his sister Janet Quackenbush.  Grave-side services will be heldTuesday, September 3, at 11 AM at The Rural Valley Cemetery, Cuddebackville, NY.  Rev. Ann Rost will officiate.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Deerpark Reformed Church, 30 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY 12771. The Hartwell family would like to extend  their sincere appreciation for the special care  Bill received at the  Hospice Community Care Ctr. in Dunmore.  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 tot he family visit knight-auchmoody.com.

posted by DMA  # 11:43 PM
 

ROSE D. QUICK, PORT JERVIS, NEW YORK

A Memorial  Mass of Christian Burial for Rose  D. Quick, age 93 of Port Jervis will be held  Friday, Aug. 30, at  10 AM at St. Mary's R.C. Chruch, 46 Ball St., Port Jervis.  Arrangements are by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc.,  Port Jervis.

posted by DMA  # 11:39 PM

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

 

Joyce E. Warren, Town of Greenville, New York

Joyce E. Warren age 80 of the Town of Greenville, NY, passed away Monday, August 19, 2013 at her home.  She was born on September 25, 1932 in Port Jervis, NY, the daughter of the late  Willis and Arvilla Hughson Mayfield.   Joyce married Harry E. Warren, who pre-deceased her.  Services will be private.  Cremation will take place McLennan Hall Crematorium, Milford, Pennsylvania.  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  # 11:58 PM
 

Barbara A. Baird, Manning, South Carolina, Formerly of Port Jervis, New York

Barbara A. Baird, age 73 of  Manning, South Carolina and formerly long time resident of Port Jervis, passed away  Sunday, August 18, 2013 at Matamoras, PA.  She was born on May 19, 1940   in Port Jervis, NY, the daughter of the late  James and Anna Weaver McGaw.  Barbara retired as a Deputy City Clerk for the City of Port Jervis.  She married William Kevin Baird, who pre-deceased her on July 22, 2008.  Barbara is survived by her two sons,  James Baird and his wife  Barbara of Lake City, SC, and Jeffrey Baird and his wife  Christine of Matamoras, her daughter, Wendy Hancock  and her husband Wayne of Greeleyville, SC, 2 sisters, Patricia Anderson and her husband  John of Port Jervis, and Mary Lou Aumick and her husband Clare of Port Jervis, her brother  James McGaw, Jr. of  Port Jervis, 4 grandchildren, Mitchell Gardner, III, William Gardner,  Mary and Tom Baird, five step-grandchildren and two step-great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and her special son-in-law, Mitchell Gardner, Jr. , she was pre-deceased by her sister-in-law Marianne McGaw.   Services will be private.  Interment will take place 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  # 8:34 PM
 

Richard C. Aidala, Matamoras, Pennsylvania

Richard C. Aidala of Matamoras, PA passed away at home in the arms of his wife with his loving daughters at his sideRich was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of the late Richard Aidala and the late Jean Puma Aidala.

Rich served in the Army Reserves as a corpsman working in the VA Hospital in Bronx, NY.  He served paraplegics returningfrom Vietnam.  After the reserves, Rich worked as a civilian for the US Navy as a projectionist.  Rich then opened two movietheaters of his own, St. Marks Cinema in NYC and Park Slope Cinema in Park Slope, Brooklyn.  After selling the theaters,Rich built his dream home from the ground up, a log cabin in Shohola, PA.  Always dreaming of owning a restaurant, Rich and his two partners then opened Lido Bar & Restaurant on Restaurant Row in New York City.  For the past 26 years, Rich worked for the Museum of the Moving Image as Chief Projectionist and Audio Visual  Technician.  He was considered a master at his craft, which reflects how he lived his life.  

Rich was a very intelligent, caring, loving man who doted on his wife and three daughters. He married the girl next door and theycame come close to celebrating their 27th wedding anniversary.   His girls were his pride and joy  and did not compare to any of his other life achievements.  Nothing gave him more pleasure than cooking for his girls.  His kitchen was a diner where he whipped up anything requested at any time.  Friends and family never left  hungry when leaving the Aidala home.  Rich loved the outdoors and was an avid fisherman.  He loved being on the water whether it was the Delaware River, Montauk, theOuterbanks, or the Jersey Shore.  He always had a fishing pole ready.

Rich is survived by his wife, Jayne Adamo-Aidala and his three daughters, Rachele A. Aidala of Brooklyn, NY, Aimee A. Aidala of Philadelphia, PA and Christina A. Aidala, of Matamoras, PA.  Rich also leaves behind his sister Suzanne J.Erbe and her husband Dave of Emmaus, PA, his sister-in-law, Kathryn A. Levy of Milford, PA, his brother-in-law, Vincent J.Adamo and his wife Debbie of Palenville, NY and his sister-in-law Laura A. Dustin of Chicago, IL.  Rich leaves behind his nephews David Erbe,  Andrew Levy and his wife Deanna, Joshua Dustin, John Adamo, and David Dustin.  Rich also leaves behind his nieces Kristin Young and her husband Brian,Karyn Gouger and her husband Christopher, Elayna Levy, and his Goddaughter Sarah Adamo.  Rich is also survived by his great-nieces and nephews, Dalton and Adyson Young, Jonathan and Emily Gouger, and Ethan and Taylor Levy.  Rich also leaves behind his brother-in-friendship and fishing buddy, PaulDilger and his wife Cindy of Shohola.

Rich was a lifetime member of I.A.T.S.E. Local 306 and the Knights of Columbus, Council 4541.  Friends may call Wednesday, August 21 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  Thursday morning at 10:15 am at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 AM at St. Joseph's R.C. Church, Matamoras, PA.  Rev. James Walsh will be the celebrant.  Interment will follow at Milford Cemetery, Milford, PA .   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.comTo honor Richard,donations in his memory can be made to Pencils of Promise, at 37 W 28 St, 3rd Fl, NY, NY 10001.

 

 

 



 
 

posted by DMA  # 8:30 PM

Sunday, August 18, 2013

 

PETER J. PECIRILLO, PORT JERVIS, NEW YORK

Peter J. Pecirillo, age 88, of Port Jervis,NY, passed away Saturday, August 17, 2013 at Bon Secours Community Hospital, Port Jervis. He was born on January 20, 1925 in Port Jervis, NY, the son of the late Victor and Stella DeAngelo Piccirillo. Pete was a retired letter carrier for the U.S. Postal System in Port Jervis. He was a member of St. Mary's R.C. Church, Port Jervis and a member of the Port Jervis Lodge of Elks, #645 B.P.O.E. Peter married Mary E. Monahan Pecirillo, who pre-deceased him. He is survived by his daughter, Nancy Cacchione of Sparrowbush, NY, his granddaughter Meghann Davis and her husband Christopher of Port Jervis, two great grandchildren, Jack and Emily Davis, and several nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by his daughter, Patricia Wagner. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, August 20, at 10 AM at St. Mary's R.C. Church, Port Jervis, NY. Interment will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, Port Jervis. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Assoc., 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, Texas 75231 or to the American Lung Assoc. of the Hudson Valley, 35 Orchard St., White Plains, NY 10603-9924. 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  # 4:40 PM

Friday, August 16, 2013

 

Philip K. Felter, Port Jervis, New York

Philip K. Felter, age 58 of Port Jervis, NY, passed away Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at Orange Regional Medical Ctr., Middletown, NY.  He was born on February 28, 1955 in Port Jervis, the son of Donald E. and Dorothy Palmeri Felter.  Phil was a toll collector for the New York State Thruway Authority at Harriman, NY and a  former manager  of the circulation dept. for the Times Herald Record. He  was also the former owner of the Orange Street  Market in Port Jervis.   He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Port Jervis.  Philip is survived by his parents, Doanld and Dorothy Felter of Sparrowbush, his long time companion, Karen Marsh at home, his two uncles Lester Felter of Port Jervis and Harry Felter of Sparrowbush and several cousins.   Friends may call Friday, August 16 from 4-6 PM at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY.  Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 17, at 12 noon at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral  Home, with Rev. Amy Garrett officiating.   Interment will follow at Pine Hill Cemetery, Sparrowbush, NY.  Memorial contributions may be  made to the Sparrowbush United Methodist Church, 44 Main St., Sparrowbush, NY 12780.  Arrangements are by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., 154 E. Main St., Pot Jervis, NY.  For information, directions or to send a condolence note to the family visit knight-auchmoody.com.

posted by DMA  # 5:54 PM

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

 

JESS W. GLUCKLER, GLEN SPEY, NEW YORK

Jess W. Gluckler, age 57 of Glen Spey, NY, passed away Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at Bon Secours Community Hospsital, Port Jervis, NY. Jess was born on December 2, 1955 in Oceanside, NY, the son of the late George Gluckler and Jean Capobianco Gluckler who survives. Jess was a practicing psychologist in Milford, PA. He was a member and chairman of Planning Board Town of Lumberland. He was an avid golfer and outdoorsman who loved being on top of the mountain. He also was a New York Yankees fan. He was loved by his family and was known for his generosity as a charitable guy who was always willing to lend a hand. He is survived by his mother, Jean Gluckler of Highland Mills, NY; his brother, George Gluckler of Highland Mills; two nephews: Travis Gluckler of Las Vegas, NV, and Brett Gluckler of Highland Mills, and his niece, Samantha Gluckler of Caldwell, NJ. Visitation will be held from 12 to 2 p.m. on Friday, August 16th at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 East Main St., Port Jervis, NY 12771. Interment will follow at Glen Spey Cemetery in Glen Spey, NY. 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, Port Jervis, NY; for information, directions or to send a condolence note to the family visit knight-auchmoody.com.

posted by DMA  # 5:08 PM

Monday, August 12, 2013

 

KENNETH W. SCHWARTZ, SR., MILFORD, PENNSYLVANIA

Kenneth W. Schwartz, Sr., age 66 of Milford, Pennsylvania, passed away Saturday, August 10, 2013 at Bon Secours Community Hospital, Port Jervis. He was born on April 29, 1947 in New York City, NY, the son of the late Edward F. Schwartz, Sr., and Helen Stetter Schwartz. Ken was a member of the Stony Point Senior Citizens. He married Koreen Kapp Schwartz, who survives at home. Ken is also survived by his son, Kenneth Schwartz, Jr., and his wife Karen of Monroe, NY, his daughter, Kathryn Purves of Washingtonville, NY, his brother Edward F. Schwartz, Jr., and his wife Mary-Ellen of Carey, NC, 3 grandchildren, Kaitlyn,Kevin, and Kylie, his nephew, Edward F. Schwartz, III and his niece Barbra H. Schwartz. Visitation was held, Monday, August 12, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., 154 E.Main St., Port Jervis, NY. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Aug. 13. Interment took place at Pine Hill Cemetery, Sparrowbush, NY. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Assoc., 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, Texas 75231. 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  # 5:24 PM

Sunday, August 11, 2013

 

BERNARD "NICK" TUFANO, MATAMORAS, PENNSYLVANIA

Bernard "Nick" Tufano, age 94 of Matamoras, Pennsylvania and formerly a long time resident of Monguap, passed away Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at Milford Senior Care, Milford, Penna. Nick was born on October 13, 1918 in Port Jervis, New York, the son of the late Antonio and Giovonelle Giordano Tufano. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during WW II. He attended St. Mary's R.C. Church, Port Jervis. Nick was an avid hunter and fisherman, thoroughly enjoying the outdoors. He married Carol Phillips Tufano, who survives at home. He is also survived by his 2 sons, Anthony Tufano of Port Charlotte, Florida and Nicholas Tufano and his wife Maureen of Port Jervis, and his daughter, Bernadette Tufano of Matamoras, PA, 14 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews and a host of close friends. He was pre-deceased by his daughter, Nancy Carpenter, his 2 brothers, Ollie and Dominick J.Tufano, Sr. and his 3 sisters, Rose Innella, Florence Primavera and Mary Ricciardi. Friends may call Friday, August 9, from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 11, at 12 noon at the funeral home with Rev. Wayne Varga officiating. Interment , with military honors will follow at Mongaup Cemetery, Mongaup. 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  # 3:32 PM

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

 

KENNETH R. GUINN, MILFORD, PA., FORMERLY OF PORT JERVIS, NEW YORK

Kenneth R. Guinn age 85, of Milford, PA and formerly of Port Jervis, NY, passed away Saturday, August 3, 2013, at his home. Ken was born on October 8, 1927 in Port Jervis, NY, the son of the late Raymond and Irene Eck Guinn. He was a retired dock worker at Yellow Freight Trucking Co., in Maybrook, NY. Kenneth was a member of St. Mary's RC Church, in Port Jervis. He was also a member and Past Grand Knight of the Port Jervis Knights of Columbus, Council #471, and a member and Past Faithful Navigator, Knights of Columbus, 4th Degree, Assembly 460, a member of the Port Jervis Lodge of Elks, #645. B.P.O.E., and a member of the Fowler Rescue & Salvage Co. #3, Port Jervis, Fire Dept. Ken was married first to the late Julia Pelenski Hendry Guinn and second to Barbara Shea Donahue Guinn, who survives at home. He is also survived by his two sisters: Theresa Fuller of Port Jervis, and Mary Laizure and her husband, Roger of Omaha, NE; his brother, James Guinn and his wife, Joyce of Matamoras, PA; his son, James Donahue and his wife, Lisa of Milford, PA; his daughter, Marilyn Ann Peterson and her husband, Tim of Mineola, NY; two grandchildren: Katelyn and Liam Donahue; his stepson, James Hendry and his wife, Virginia of Port Jervis; two stepgrandchildren: James Hendry, Esq., and Mark Hendry, and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call Wednesday, August 7th, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY 12771. The Knights of Columbus will conduct Prayer Services at 6:30 p.m. Prayers will be offered Thursday morning, August 8th, at 10:15 a.m. at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's R.C. Church, Port Jervis, NY. Rev. George Hafemann will be the celebrant. Interment will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, Port Jervis, NY. Memorial contributions may be made to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Ave, Newton, NJ 07826 or to Convenant House, Times Square Station, PO Box 731, New York, NY 10108-0900. 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  # 2:53 PM

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