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Saturday, July 26, 2014

 

ALFRED C. CASSARA, ESQ., CANTON, NEW YORK

Alfred C. Cassara,Esq. age 77 of Canton, New York passed away Monday, July 21, 2014 in Massena, NY.  He was born on January 24, 1937 in the Bronx, New York, the son of the late Alfred and Evelyn Mors Cassara.  After graduating from Orange County Community College in Middletown, NY with his Associates Degree, he continued his education at Columbia University earning his Bachelors  Degree. He graduated from Brooklyn Law School with his degree in Law and  was admitted to the New York Bar. He practiced law with the  firm of Kirk, O'Connell and Cassara in Brooklyn, NY until his retirement in 1981.  Alfred is survived by his daughter Debra, of Port Jervis; his son Richard of Canton, NY; his brother and sister-in-law Richard and Patricia Cassara of Canton, NY and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Private interment will take place at St. Anthony's Cemetery, Eldred, NY.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 121 Executive Dr., New Windsor, NY 12553.  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 funeralhome.com.

posted by DMA  # 2:37 AM

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

 

JANE L. KINGSTON, PORT JERVIS, NEW YORK

Jane L. Kingston, age 78 of Port Jervis, NY passed away on Friday, July 18, 2014 at Bon Secours Community Hospital, Port Jervis, NY.  She was born on December 14, 1935 in Port Jervis, the daughter of the late William and Mildred Linster Curran.  During her high school years at Port Jervis she was a beautiful and talented majorette. Jane, and her late husband George V. Kingston were the former owners of the D& H Garage in Port Jervis.  She is survived by her brother Milton Curran of Port Jervis,  her nephew, John Curran and his wife Jeanette of Matamoras, PA, her niece Pam Hamilton and her husband Paul  of Port Jervis.  Jane was pre-deceased by her son James West, her brother William Curran and her nephew Paul Curran.  Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 22, at 11 AM at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis.  Rev. Nancy Vonderhorst officiated.  Interment followed at Rural Valley Cemetery, Cuddebackville, NY.   Memorial contributions may be made to the Port Jervis-Deerpark Humane Society, Route 209, Port Jervis,NY 12771.  Arrangements were 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  # 11:19 PM

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

 

SYLVIA T. SCHROEDER , PORT JERVIS, NEW YORK

Sylvia T. Schroeder age 54 of Port Jervis, NY passed away Friday, July 18, 2014 at the Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY.  She was born on  May 30, 1960 in Port Jervis, NY, the daughter of the late  Anthony and Zina Morozowa Mieszkuc.  Sylvia worked for Gillinder  Brothers Glass Co., in Port Jervis. She is survived by her son Phil Mieszkuc and his wife Melissa of Matamoras, Pennsylvania, her daughter Zina Mieszkuc of Port Jervis, NY, her sister Regina Ellson of Port Jervis, three grandchildren, Madison, Yadi and Taylor.  Sylvia was a communicant of St. Mary's R.C. Church, Port Jervis, NY.  Memorial service will be held Monday, July 28 at 1:00 pm at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 East Main Street, Port Jervis, New York. Sister Cathy Crowley will officiate.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Port Jervis- Deerpark Humane Society, Route 209, Port Jervis, 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  # 10:06 PM

Thursday, July 17, 2014

 

JAMES J. WOHLSCHEID, PORT JERVIS, NEW YORK

James J. Wohlscheid, age 83 of Port Jervis, NY passed away  Thursday, July 17, 2014 at Bon Secours Community Hospital, Port Jervis, NY.  He was born on September 5, 1930 in Port Jervis, NY, the son of the late  Frank P. and Evelyn Buckley Wohlscheid.  Jim proudly served our country during the Korean War with the US Navy.  He retired as a financial advisory planner for IBM at Fishkill, NY.  He was a faithful member of St. Mary's R.C. Church, Port Jervis, a life member of the Knights of Columbus, Council #471, Port Jervis since 1948, a life member of the Port Jervis Lodge of Elks, #645 B.P.O.E., and a life member of the Tri-State Naval Post #7241.  Jim was an avid fan of  NASCAR  and  stock car racing at Middletown, NY.  He is survived by his sister, Mary Wohlscheid of Port Jervis,  his three nephews, Frederick Stinard and his wife Cindy, Mark Stinard and his wife Gwen, Greg Stinard and his wife Kim and several grand nieces, nephews and his special friends, Robert Bloomer, Cathy Jo and John Ewanciw, Carl Hendrick and John Devore.  He was pre-deceased by his brother,  John Wohlscheid and his sister Jean Stinard. Visitation will be heldSunday, July 20 from 2-4 and 7- 9 PM at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc.,154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY.  The vigil wake service will be held Sunday afternoon, with Rev. George Hafemann officiating.  Elks services will be held at 3PM, Sunday and Knights of Columbus will conduct services at 7:30 PM, Sunday. Prayers will be offered  Monday, July 21 at 9:45 AM at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, followed by a  Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 AM at St. Mary's R.C. Church, Port Jervis, NY,  concelebrated by Rev. George Hafemann and Rev. George LaGrutta.  Interment will follow with military honors at St. Mary's Cemetery, Port Jervis.  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.

posted by DMA  # 5:07 PM
 

ARLENE M. CRAWFORD, MATAMORAS , PENNSYLVANIA

Arlene M.  Crawford, age 93 of Matamoras, PA., passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at Milford Senior Care, Milford, PA.  She was born on May 18, 1921 in Port Jervis, NY, the daughter of the late  Eugene and Dorothea  Clark Baird.  Arlene was a retired Unite Clerk at Bon Secours Community Hospital, Port Jervis.  She was a faithful member of  St. Joseph's R.C. Church, Matamoras, Pennsylvania, and a member of the Alter & Rosary Society of St. Josephs.  She was also a volunteer for the American Red Cross and a member of the Alumni Association of Bon Secours Community Hospital.  Arlene married James  C. Crawford, Jr., who pre-deceased her.  She is survived by her three sons,  David Crawford of Matamoras, PA, Jeffrey Crawford and his wife Maureen of  Craig, Colo.  Andrew Crawford and his wife Bridget of Matamoras,  her two daughters, Meg Casimiro and her husband James of Matamoras,  and Christine Crawford of Rio Rancho, New Mexico, her former daughter-in-law, Donna Crawford of Matamoras,  her sister Patricia Swanson of Milford, PA,  her grandchildren, Eric, Ethan, Sara and Taylor Crawford, Tara and James Casimiro,  and Ricky Kapferer eight great grandchildren, Hayden, Cora Mae, Griffin, Anthony, Rocco, Miabella, Lucinda and Jade Helen, and several nieces and nephews. Arlene was pre-deceased by her grandson Robbie Kapferer and her sister Jean Knight Cowles.  Friends may call  Friday, July 18, form 5- 8 PM at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY.  The vigil wake service will be held Friday at 5:15PM at the funeral home, with Rev. Vincent Odikanoro officiating.  Prayers will be offered Saturday, July 19 at 8:15 AM at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 AM at St.Joseph's R.C. Church, Matamoras, PA.  Rev. George LaGrutta will be the celebrant.  Interment will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, Port Jervis, NY.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Port Jervis-Deerpark Humane Society, Route 209, Port Jervis, NY 12771 or to St. Joseph's R.C. Church, 307 Ave F., Matamoras, Penna. 18336. 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  # 5:02 PM

Monday, July 14, 2014

 

Jessica Ann Robinson, Port Jervis, New York

Jessica Ann Robinson, age 38 of Port Jervis, NY passed away  Thursday, July 10, 2014 at Port Jervis, NY.  She was born on February 27, 1976 in Englewood, New Jersey, the daughter of the late  Andrew Robinson and Jean Scioscio Robinson, who survives. Jessica is survived by her son, Dustin  J. Reynolds of Port Jervis, her daughter Marley Conway at home, her mother Jean  Scioscio Robinson of Port Jervis, her long time companion Bruce Conway at home, her sister, Kelly Robinson of Dumont, New Jersey, her brother Jason Robinson of Toms River, New Jersey her grandmother Flora Robinson her step-son Tyler Conway, several aunts, uncles and cousins.   Memorial services will be held  Monday, July 21, 2014 at 1 PM at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY.  Sister Cathy Crowley will officiate.  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  # 9:31 PM
 

Dawn M. Knight, Port Jervis, New York

Dawn M. Knight age 55 of Port Jervis, NY passed away Friday, July 11, 2014 at the Orange Regional Medical Center, Middletown, NY.  She was born on  August 18, 1958 in Port Jervis, NY, the daughter of the late Louis and Joan Delaney Boucher.  Dawn worked as a monitor for the Port Jervis School District. She married Harold A. Knight, who survives at home.  She is also survived by her two sons, Teddy R. Mead, Jr. and his wife Sara of Matamoras, Pennsylvania, Michael Knight at home, her two daughters, Meagan Predmore and her husband Gary of Port Jervis,  and Katrina Knight at home, her sister, Robin Josd of Matamoras, Pennsylvania, five grandchildren, Alex, Hayden, Makaela, Madison, and Avriana, several nieces and nephews including her special niece, Danielle Boucher, and her brother-in-law Brian Boucher of Port Jervis.  Dawn was pre-deceased by her sister, Karen A. Emerick this past December.  Services will be private.  Contributions may be made in Dawn's name to the Dawn M. Knight Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o of the Port Jervis  School District, 9 Thompson St., 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  # 9:28 PM

Sunday, July 13, 2014

 

Dawn M. Knight, Port Jervis, New York

Dawn M. Knight, age 55, of Port Jervis, NY, passed away Friday, July 11, 2014 at Middletown, NY. Services will be private. Arrangements are by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY.

posted by DMA  # 3:34 PM

Friday, July 11, 2014

 

Betty C. Decker, Sparrowbush, New York and Hudson, New York

Betty C. Decker, age 76, of Sparrowbush, NY and Hudson, Florida passed away May 22, 2014. Graveside services will be held  Monday, July 14, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Pine Hill Cemetery, Sparrowbush, NY.  Arrangements are by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E.Main St., Port Jervis, NY.

posted by DMA  # 10:59 AM

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

 

BETTY C. DECKER, SPARROWBUSH, NEW YORK

Betty C. Decker , age 76 of Sparrowbush, NY and  Hudson, Florida, passed away May 22, 2014 at Hudson, Florida. She was born on September 5, 1937 in Port Jervis, NY, the daughter of the late Wilton and Debbie Hapersberger Chase.  Betty worked as an interior designer for Royal Furniture in Port Jervis until her retirement.  She married Robert "Bob" Decker, who survives at home.  She is also survived by her two sons,  Robert Decker and his wife  Sandy of Sparrowbush, Scott Decker and his wife  Amy of Port Jervis,  Pamela Faiello of Liverpool, NY, and Cathy Connor and her husband John of Port Jervis, her brother, Darrel Chase and his wife Jeanne of Claremont, New Hampshire, her sister-in-law Stella Chase of Milford, PA, eight grandchildren, one great great grandson, several nieces and nephews.  Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, July 14, 2014 at Pine Hill Cemetery, Sparrowbush, NY.  Rev. Amy Garrett will officiate.  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  # 11:41 PM
 

ROBIN LEE ROWE, ATHOL, MASS., FORMERLY OF MATAMORAS, PENNSYLVANIA

Robin Lee Rowe, age 55 of Athol, Mass. and formerly of Matamoras, Pennsylvania, passed away Sunday, July 6, 2014 at the University of Massachusetts Medical Ctr., Worcester, Mass.  She was born on  July 22, 1958, the daughter of the late Frank K. and Doris  A. Decker Rowe.  Robin is survived by her father, Frank A. Rowe of Matamoras, Pennsylvania, her long time companion Peter at home, her sister Leisa Rowe of Mooresville, North Carolina, her nephew and Godson, Nolan W. Rowe and several cousins.   Memorial services will be held Friday, July 11, at 10:30 AM at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY.  Rev. Nancy Vonderhorst will officiate.  Interment will be private. No matter how long or short our lives may be, God will be there to welcome us home.  Memorial contributions may be made to Go Red for Women, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, Texas  75231Arrangements 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.

posted by DMA  # 11:38 PM

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

 

VERNON E. YALE, NAPONACH. NEW YORK

Vernon E. Yale, age 95 of Naponach, NY and formerly of Sparrowbush, NY, passed away, Sunday, June 15, 2014 at the New York State Veterans Home in Montrose, NY. He was born on August 10, 1918 in Galilee, Pennsylvania, the son of the late Elna and Anabel  Miller Yale.  Vernon proudly served our country during  WW II with the US Air Force.  He worked as an Electrician  for Channel Master, Inc., in Ellenville, NY.  Vernon was a  talented and creative wood craftsman.  He was formerly married to Joan Papworth Yale and second to the late Flossie Mack Yale. He is survived by his son John Yale and his wife  Ann of  Chatham, NY, his daughter, Sheila Slater and her husband Alan of  Costa Mesa, California,  his sister, Ardyce LaFreniere and her husband Richard of Port  Jervis, , his grandchildren, Eric Yale and his wife Julie, John Yale and his wife Nina, Maggie Toole and her husband Noah,  and Jen-Eve Slater, six great grandchildren,  three nieces, and his former wife  Joan Papworth Hart of Massachusetts.  Memorial services will be held on   Friday, June 11 at 2 PM at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY.  Rev. Ann Akers will officiate.  Interment will be private.  Memorial contributions in Vernon's name may be made to the Port Jervis-Deerpark Humane Society, Route 209,  Port Jervis, NY 12771. 

posted by DMA  # 1:43 AM

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