Betty Savannah, age 84, of Port Jervis, NY, entered into rest at Bon Secours Community Hospital, Port Jervis, on Thursday, May 29, 2014, after complications of a hip fracture. Betty was born on September 7, 1929 in Port Jervis, the daughter of the late Edwin and Mildred Conklin Taylor.She grew up in a small house built by her father at Airport Park in Huguenot, NY, which still stands on Taylor Road. Her pet dog "Buddy" meant everything to her. She loved visiting family and friends and was seen frequently at Stewart's Family Restaurant in Matamoras. Betty married Richard H. Savannah, Sr., who survives at home, celebrating 54 years of marriage. Betty is also survived by her four daughters, Kathleen Decker and her husband, Obie of Cuddebackville, NY, Diane Predmore and her husband, Richard of Sparrowbush, Cindy Ellison and her husband, Jim of Matamoras, and Sherrill Galanakis and her husband, Tom of Port Jervis; her son, Roger Savannah and his companion, Michael of Port Jervis; her sister, Joyce Shafer; two brothers, Lester and Gene Taylor; her step-son, Richard Savannah, Jr and his wife, Jeanne of Matamoras; her grandchildren, Kim, Jill, Jody, Holly, Heather, Michelle, Diane, George, Keshia and Richard; two step-grandchildren, Richard and Philip; her great grandchildren, Max, J.D., Zachary, Hailey, Jagger, Ella, Gabriel, Hannah, Megan, Bill, Hunter, Dakota, Willie, Devon, Jenna May; and four great great grandchildren. She is also survived by her special niece, Sharon Jenks; her special friends, Mary Conklin and Kay Hansen; a host of close friends, extended family, several nieces, nephews and cousins. Betty was pre-deceased by her brothers, Monty and Ray Taylor; her sister, Doris Labold; her grand daughter, Cheryl Ann Hutchinson; her great grand daughter, Katie Decker; and her grandson-in-law, Jason Carroll. Betty's family would like to extend a special thank you to Bon Secours Hospital, ICU, the third floor nurses and staff, to Dr. Daboul and his staff for all of their compassion and expert care. A celebration of Betty's life will be held on Saturday, June 7th, from, 1 to 6 p.m. at the family home, 9 Hill Street, Port Jervis. Memorial contributions 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.
Alfred "Ted" Blair, age 73 of Port Jervis, NY passed away Friday, May 23, 2014 at Morristown Medical Center, Morristown, NJ. He was born on April 7, 1941 in Brooklyn, NY, the son of the late Frederick G. and Lillian Reilly Blair. Ted was the owner and operator of Blair Carpet in Port Jervis. He was also operator and owner of the Emporium at Carpenters Point in Port Jervis with his wife, Brenda. Ted was very active with various Lions Clubs in previous years locally and state wide. He was Past District Governor, District "O" with the New York State Lions, he was Past President of the Past District Governors Assoc. for New York State and a former Lions Leadership Chair for New York State. Ted was a founding member of the Deerpark Lions Club and founded several other local Lions Clubs. He was past Commissioner of the Hudson and Delaware Boy Scouts Council and he achieved his Silver Beaver Award. He was an instructor for adult leadership for the Boy Scouts of America. He was a past Fire Commissioner for the Sparrowbush Fire Dept., a member of the Port Jervis Volunteer Ambulance Corp, a member of the Port Jervis Merchants Assoc., and a former member of the Port Jervis Chamber of Commerce. He received his diploma from the Ashford Institute of Antiques and was a certified antiques appraiser. Ted married Arlene Sczerba Blair, who predeceased him. He later married Brenda Sutton Blair, who survives at home. He is also survived by his two sons: Allen Blair and Glenn Blair of Framingham, MA; his four granddaughters; and his step-son, Fredric Scott Clinton and his wife, Sandra of Spring Glen, NY as well as several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, May 27th at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 28th at the funeral home; Rev. Nancy Vonderhorst will officiate. Interment will follow at Pine Hill Cemetery, Sparrowbush, NY. 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
Visitation and funeral services will be private at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home,inc., 154 E.Main St., Port Jervis, NY. Rev Amy Garrett will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to the Penny M. Lewis, Snt. (memorial Fund), c/o Reiss Auto Sales, 171 Jersey Ave., Port Jervis, NY. 12771 or to the Sparrowbush United Methodist Church, PO box 596, Sparrowbush, NY 12780. 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.
She was born on September 26, 1926 in Oyster Bay, Long Island, NY, the daughter of the late William and Lila Moddle Bimson. Gertrude was the proprietor of G & R Trophy and Awards Co., located at the Farm Plus Store in Westfall Township, PA. Prior to permanently moving to Mill Rift, PA she was a long time resident of Staten Island for 65 years where she was a Girl Scout Troop Leader for 18 years with Girl Scouts of America Troop 5-211 and an active member of her childhood parish St Albans, formerly Holy Comforter, Episcopal Church where she taught Sunday school and co-managed the annual Christmas Bazaar. Her passions were gardening, sewing, travelling and her love of her children and grandchildren. She was affectionately known among the Mill Rift community as Grandma O. Gertrude married the love of her life Robert W. Oellerich on June 27, 1948 celebrating 65 years of marriage. She is survived by her husband Robert, her son, Larry Oellerich and his wife Carolyn of Mill Rift, two daughters, Pennie Oellerich and her partner Keith Sevek of Mill Rift, and Sandra LaRocca and her husband Gerard of Mendham, NJ, seven grandchildren, Kimberly, Lauren, Tracey, Thomas Oellerich, James Sileo, Robert and Allison LaRocca and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call Monday, May 5 from 2-4 and7-9 PM at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 6 at 11:00 o'clock at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home. Rev. Ann Rost will officiate. Interment will take place at Mill Rift Cemetery, Mill Rift, PA. Remembrances may be made with flowers, as Gertrude was an avid gardener, enjoying the beauty of flowers. 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 visitknight-auchmoody.com
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