She was born August 10, 1929 in Port Jervis, NY, the daughter of Frank C. and Martha Ellison of Montague, NJ She married Edwin P. Cherry of Port Jervis who predeceased her, in addition to her brother, Frank C. Ellison Jr. who also predeceases her.
Janet worked at Kolmar Labs, H & M Knitting Mills and Andmore Sportswear, all in Port Jervis before retiring. She was also known for making a wedding gown or two.
Janet was a loving wife, devoted mother and will be missed by her family and many dear friends.
She is survived by her daughters: Janet L. Randolph and her husband, David of Port Jervis and their son, Jason Randolph of Pond Eddy, NY; Jill Mason and her husband, John of Port Jervis and their daughters: Jessica Scheid of Saginaw, TX, Jo Ellen Smith of Fulton, NY and Jenny Mason of Graham NC; her sister, Anna May Petitti and her husband, Julio of Port Jervis and sister-in-law, Agnes Ellison of Montague, NJ; her beloved friend, Ed Worzel of Port Jervis; several great grandchildren: Chandler and Emma Walkenbach, Holynn Pederson, Haley and Shannon Scheid, Molly Elizabeth Smith, Chase and Camryn Randolph; numerous family members of Edwin P. Cherry; Alice Card's, Edith Startup's, Elaine Murphy's, Kathy Martin's, Phyllis Spiegel's, Joyce Kuen's, Earl, Jacob and Allan Cherry's families.
A Family Statement reads: "Janet and Edwin Cherry, two persons who lived and worked side by side in their commitment to each other, built a warm home and a loving family through their strengths of devotion, patience, determination and love. May they join each other again side-by-side in spirit and soul for eternal peace."
A special thank you goes to the Staff members of Unit 6 of Park Manor Health Care Center, for their compassion and devotion to their patients and their families.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Port Jervis Humane Society, Rte. 209, Port Jervis, NY 12771; the Port Jervis Volunteer Ambulance, PO Box 133, Port Jervis, NY 12771 or the Wounded Warriors Project, Room 320, 370 7th Ave., NY, NY 10001
Services will be private.
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
Beryle Hester Seymour age 89 of Port Jervis and Otisville, NY died Monday, January 5, 2015 at Orange Regional Medical Ctr., Middletown, NY. She was born on March 5, 1925 in Lake Como, PA, the daughter of the late Fred C. and Edith May Bigelow Myer. Beryle worked as a bookkeeper for the family business, Seymour Bottle Gas in Otisville, after her retirement she was a caregiver for her dear friend, Oscar B. Greenleaf for many years. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend who always was there for everyone. Her faith meant a lot to her, she was a member of the Holy Name R.C. Church in Otisville, a Eucharistic Minister and Sunday School teacher 30 years. She was a member of the Red Hat Ladies, above all she enjoyed spending time visiting her family and friends. Beryle married Vincent J. Seymour, (Chief electrician for the Army Corps Engineers at West Point, NY) who pre-deceased her. She is survived by her children, James E. Seymour of Port Jervis, Kenneth D. Seymour of Topeka, Kansas, Kathleen D. Biesele and her husband James of the Town of Greenville, NY, Laura E. Lust of Otisville, Timothy P. Seymour and his wife Margaret of Otisville, Peter M. Seymour and his wife Laurine of Otisville, her siblings, Howard I. Meyer of Rochester, NY, Evangeline L. Niekamp of West Hurley, NY, Laura A. VanDeusen of Garner, NC, Fred C. Myer, Jr. of Buffalo, NY, Richard E. Myer of Eureka, KS, 13 grandchildren, Andrew, Sherri, Phillip, Bridget, Kenny, Tommy, Sarah, Michael, Kira, Shannon, Eben, Chris, Peter, 10 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by her son, Vincent Thomas Seymour, her sisters, Edith H. Dickerson, and Cora (Betty) Edwards. Visitation will be held Friday, January 9th from 2-6 PM at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, January 10th at 11 AM at Holy Name R.C. Church, Otisville, NY with Rev. Michael Palazzo as celebrant. Interment will follow at Holy Name Cemetery, Otisville. Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Name R.C. Church, 45 Highland Ave., Otisville, NY 10963 or to the Alzheimer's Assoc., Hudson Valley Chapter, 2 Jefferson Plaza, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-4060. 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.
Jean M. Schoonover, age 78 of Port Jervis, NY, died Monday, January 5, 2015 at Orange Regional Medical Center, Middletown, NY. She was born on October 5, 1936 in Port Jervis, NY, the daughter of the late John and Pauline Prussia Pratschler.Jean retired as a bank teller from M & T Bank in Port Jervis. She was a faithful member of St. Mary's R.C. Church, Port Jervis. She enjoyed crocheting, making many beautiful items for her family and friends. Jean married Claude V. Schoonover, who pre-deceased her.She is survived by her sister, Karen Flynn and her husband, Jack of Sparrowbush; her nephew, Dr. John F. Flynn, Jr. of Hartford, CT; several cousins and her very special friend, Mary Ann Peters of Milford, PA. Visitation will be held Thursday, January 8 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. The vigil wake service will be held Thursday afternoon. Prayers will be offered Friday, January 9th at 9:15 a.m. at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's RC Church, Port Jervis. Rev. George Hafemann will be the celebrant. Interment will take place at Pine Hill Cemetery, Sparrowbush. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Church, 46 Ball St., Port Jervis, NY 12771. 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.
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