Mary Latini, age 98, loving mother and grandmother died Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at her home. She was born on January 3, 1916 in Port Jervis, NY, the daughter of the late Ralph and Frances Ruggeiri Morgi. Mary retired from Kolmar Labs, Inc. in Port Jervis. She was a member of St. Mary's R.C. Church in Port Jervis and a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Society. She married Lawrence J. Latini who pre-deceased her. Mary is survived by her two sons: Lawrence R. Latini and his wife, Susan of Lodi, NY and Joseph Latini and his wife, Sherry of Saugerties, NY; her two daughters: Georgianna Black of Port Jervis and Frances Buchanan of Port Jervis; her five grandchildren: Penny Rudinger and her husband, Adam, Zachery Gokay and his wife, Alexis, Luke Latini and his wife, Jody, Larry Latini and his wife, Beth, Baird Buchanan and his fiance, Veronica; six great grandchildren: Merry Kate, Adam Ross, Abigail, Allison, Lawson, Mya and one cousin. Mary was predeceased by her sister, Lena Morgi. Friends may call from 1 to 3 p.m., Sunday, November 16th at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis. Prayers will be offered at 9:15 a.m. on Monday, November 17th at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's R.C. Church, Port Jervis, NY; Rev. George Hafemann will be the celebrant. Interment will take place at St. Mary's Cemetery, Port Jervis. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Tribute Program, PO Box 1000 Dept. 12, Memphis,TN 38101-9908 or to the Huguenot Fire Dept., 431 Route 209, Huguenot, NY 12746. Arrangements are by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home; for information, directions or to send a condolence note to the family visit knight-auchmoody.com
Marcella R. Nastor (Aunt Margie), beloved aunt, age 94, formerly of Port Jervis, New York, passed away peacefully on November 9, 2014 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She was born in Southold, Long Island NY, December 20, 1919 the youngest of six children born to the late Ben & Helen Nastor.
Marcella was born and raised in New York and spent most of her adult life there. She enlisted in the Army during World War II and hoped to see the world but never left New York State. After her military service she worked for Gannett, a large publishing company in White Plains, NY for many years and then retired and moved to Port Jervis, NY to live with her sister and brother-in-law, Anna & Clarence Knealing. She then moved to Colorado Springs in December, 1996 with her niece Elizabeth (Knealing) Wilcox.
Marcella was predeceased by her sisters Anna Knealing, Mary Zack, Nellie Nastor, Sister Carolyn Therese Nastor and Sister Mary Aquin Nastor. She leaves behind her niece Elizabeth Wilcox of Colorado Springs and her nephew Terence Knealing of Greenville, NY; as well as a host of great nieces & nephews.Visitation will be held Tuesday, November 18, 2014 from 9:15-10:15 am. Prayers will be offered at 10:15 am at Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main Street, Port Jervis, NY, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11am at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 46 Ball St. Port Jervis, NY. Burial will followed in the Knealing Family Cemetery in Shohola, PA.Arrangements are by the Knight- Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 East Main Street, Port Jervis,New York. For information, directions or to send a condolence note to the family visit knight-Auchmoody.com
John C. Romeo, Jr. died peacefully after a brief illness on November 7, 2014 at St. Joseph’s Place in Port Jervis, New York. John was born January 15, 1940, in Port Jervis, the son of the late John Romeo, Sr. and Catherine Babey Romeo. He was 74.
John graduated from Port Jervis High School Class of 1958 and from Marist College in 1964 with a B.A. in English. He did his graduate work at the University of Scranton. John returned to his hometown of Port Jervis to teach English for 31 years, chairing the English Dept at the PJHS for 23 years and relishing his teaching of English Literature especially. He was always proud of his English department colleagues, who showed creativity, intelligence and dedication to their students. In 1975 under the inspiration and hard work of Jerry Cohen, John and Bob Rifkin began the Syracuse Project Advance program in English at PJHS, a program that enabled students to earn college credit while high school seniors.
John’s years of coaching football also made him proud. John played football for Joe Viglione in 1957 and began coaching with Joe in 1967, which he continued to do for 16 years. With much affection he remembered his years coaching also with Bob Witherow who remained a dear and supportive friend.
John was a member of the New York State Retired Teachers Assoc., the Marist Alumni Assoc, and the Democratic Party.
He is survived by his loving wife, Geri Hill-Romeo, brother James Romeo, his daughter Mari-Beth Blackwell and her husband Ian, of Charlotte, NC, his son Mark Romeo also of Charlotte, NC, grandsons Dominic and Brock Blackwell, sister-in-law Kathleen Hill McGee and her husband Donald of Cranford, NJ, nieces Kate McGee of Austin, TX and Annie McGee of New York, NY.. He was predeceased by his mother-in-law Mary Kuziw Hill, his father-in-law Gerald Hill and by good buddy Don Clayton with whom and his family John and Geri spent so many happy Cape Cod summers.
John’s family thanks all our special friends and family members who helped out so much during a difficult time and many others who gave such kind support and care, especially Dr. Gopal Shah and the nursing staff at Bon Secours Community Hospital and St. Joseph’s Place.
Visitation will be 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 10 at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home,154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. Prayers will be offered at 7 PM with Rev. George Hafemann officiating.. A reception will follow to celebrate John’s life.
Donations can be made to Doctors Without Borders USA, PO Box 5030, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5030 or to the Port Jervis Free Library, 138 Pike St., Port Jervis, NY 12771 in memory of John Romeo. 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.
“I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, all of my life!--and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death."
June 2004 July 2004 August 2004 September 2004 October 2004 November 2004 December 2004 January 2005 February 2005 March 2005 April 2005 May 2005 June 2005 July 2005 August 2005 September 2005 October 2005 November 2005 December 2005 January 2006 February 2006 March 2006 April 2006 May 2006 June 2006 July 2006 August 2006 September 2006 October 2006 November 2006 December 2006 January 2007 February 2007 March 2007 April 2007 May 2007 June 2007 July 2007 August 2007 September 2007 October 2007 November 2007 December 2007 January 2008 February 2008 March 2008 April 2008 May 2008 June 2008 July 2008 August 2008 September 2008 October 2008 November 2008 December 2008 January 2009 February 2009 March 2009 April 2009 May 2009 June 2009 July 2009 August 2009 September 2009 October 2009 November 2009 December 2009 January 2010 February 2010 March 2010 April 2010 May 2010 June 2010 July 2010 August 2010 September 2010 October 2010 November 2010 December 2010 January 2011 February 2011 March 2011 April 2011 May 2011 June 2011 July 2011 August 2011 September 2011 October 2011 November 2011 December 2011 January 2012 February 2012 March 2012 April 2012 May 2012 June 2012 July 2012 August 2012 September 2012 October 2012 November 2012 December 2012 January 2013 February 2013 March 2013 April 2013 May 2013 June 2013 July 2013 August 2013 September 2013 October 2013 November 2013 December 2013 January 2014 February 2014 March 2014 April 2014 May 2014 June 2014 July 2014 August 2014 September 2014 October 2014 November 2014 December 2014 January 2015 February 2015 March 2015 April 2015 May 2015 June 2015 July 2015 August 2015 September 2015 October 2015 November 2015 December 2015 January 2016 February 2016 March 2016 April 2016 May 2016 June 2016 July 2016 August 2016 September 2016 October 2016 November 2016 December 2016 January 2017 February 2017 March 2017 April 2017 May 2017