Kenneth H. "Poppo" Eissing age 69 of Westbrookville, NY died Monday, April 27, 2015 in Cocoa Beach, Florida. He was born on June 2, 1945 in Brooklyn, NY the son of Harry and Anna Quinn Eissing. He retired as a Lieutenant for the New York State Department of Corrections in Otisville, NY. He proudly served our country during the Vietnam War with the US Navy. He was a member of Holy Name RC Church in Otisville, NY, and a former member of the Westbrookville Fire Dept. Kenneth married Kathleen Hanrahan Eissing who survives at home. He is also survived by his son Ken Eissing, Jr. and his wife Leslie of Austin, TX, his two daughters, Kristine Eissing of Boston, MA, and Kerri Murphy and her husband Justin of Wallkill, NY, his sister, Carol King and her husband Jack of Smithtown, NY, his brother Jerry Eissing and his wife Maryann Como Eissing of Franklin Square, NY, five grandchildren, Danny, Michael, Caitlyn, Ryan, and Alexandra, and several nieces and nephews. A wondeful husband, father, grandfather, and family man, the greatest joy of his life was spending time with his family whom he loved so dearly. Visitation will be held Friday, May 1, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, May 2 at 1:30 PM at Holy Name RC Church, Otisville, NY. Rev. Michael L. Palazzo will be the celebrant. Military honors will follow. Interment will be private. Contributions may be made to Conquer Chiari, 320 Osprey Court, Wexford, Pa 15090 (www.conquerchiari.org). 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
Laura Jane Schneider age 94 of Port Jervis, NY passed away Monday, April 13, 2015 at Bon Secours Community Hospital, Port Jervis. She was born on October 3, 1920 in Port Jervis,NY the daughter of Fredrick Eckert, Sr. and Lydia Laura Allen Eckert. She was a member of the Port Jervis graduating class of 1939. Jane was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Port Jervis. She was a member of the City of Port Jervis Common Council and served on many different committees as a council member. Jane actively served for over 50 years with the Port Jervis and Orange County Republican Committee. She was a charter member and Past President of the Port Jervis Country Club Ladies Golf Assoc. She was an active Girl Scout and Brownie Troop Leader. Jane was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels Nutrition Program and the American Red Cross. She was a member of the Gray Ladies of Doctor's Sunnyside Hospital in Port Jervis. She served on several committees with the Office of the Aging in Goshen. She was a former member of the Port Jervis Community Club, and a member of the River Valley Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star Chapter #33, Port Jervis. Jane married Frank R. Schneider who pre-deceased her. She is survived by her two daughters Susanne Case and her husband Douglas of Sula, Montana, and Pamela Unich and her husband Howard of Lewisville, Texas. Her grandchildren, Terri DeVore Howlett and her husband Harold , Lisa Zinner , Nicholas and Matthew Unich,, her great grandchildren, Geoffrey Outwater, John DeVore and Michael Brace, one great great granddaughter Sawyer Marie Outwater, her sister-in-law Peggy Eckert of Port Jervis. She was pre-deceased by her brother Frederick C. Eckert, Jr., her sisters, Shirley Cataneo, and Marjorie Woerner. Services will be private at Pine Hill Cemetery, Sparrowbush, NY. Rev. Robert Walingberger will officiate. A celebration of Jane's life will be held Friday, April 17th at 12 o'clock noon at the Tri-State Naval Ship VFW Post #7241, 46 Barcelow St., Port Jervis, NY. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Research Center, 1275 York Ave., NY, NY 10065 or to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931 Arlington Rd., Suite 200, Bethesda, Md 20184. 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.
Barbara "Bobbie" Schock age 78 of Port Jervis, passed away at the home of her daughter, Carla on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. She was born on October 28, 1936 in Port Jervis, the daughter of George and Eva MacKechnie Startup. Bobbie worked as a bookkeeper for the family business, Peenpack Sand & Gravel, Huguenot, NY. She also retired as a bus driver for the Port Jervis School District. She was an active member of the Calvary Bible Church in Port Jervis and a volunteer for Jewish Family Services. She married Alden "Bub" Schock who pre-deceased her in 1987. Mom supported a large family for many, many years with gardening and food preservation. As the family left the nest her passion for flower gardening grew. She has left us with hundreds of pictures of family, friends, and life events. As Mom lived she quietly, gently, and peacefully entered into her Saviour’s presence. Her steady, kind, and practical way of living is a precious memory for all of us. Bobbie is survived by her four sons, Alan Schock and his wife Lori of Huguenot, George Schock and his wife Theresa of Port Jervis, Luke Schock and his wife Crissy of Port Jervis, Kevin Schock of Swanzey, New Hampshire, her three daughters, Leslie Vocci and her husband John, Carla Hossann and her husband Red, and Eva Schock all of Port Jervis. She is also survived by her two brothers, Russell Startup, Keith Startup and his wife Pat all of Port Jervis, two sisters, Jean Jones and Diane Hartwell both of Matamoras, PA, her grandchildren, Renee Gardner and her husband Donald, Rachael Stungurys and her husband Ross, Sarah, Lauren, Hanah, Jennifer, Ally, and Alden Schock, Katie, Kristin Rana and her husband Michael, George Schock ,James Schock and his wife Alyssa, George Hossann and his wife Emily, Chloe Hossann and her fiancé Tyler Craige, Quentin, and Cooper Hossann, Grace, Laura, Luke, Leah, Victoria, Devin and Gage Schock, four great grandchildren, Gianna, MiaBella, Noah and Jedidiah, several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 21, at 11AM at the Calvary Bible Church, Route 209, Port Jervis, NY. Rev. William Gillespie will officiate. Interment will take place at Pine Hill Cemetery, Sparrowbush, NY. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Port Jervis Salvation Army Corps., 99 Ball St., Port Jervis, NY 12771 or to the Wounded Warrior Project. PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675. 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
Dennis Michael Castle, 68, late of
Milford, Pa.and Deerpark, N.Y., died on Monday, April 6, 2015 at Milford Senior Care., Milford, PA.He was “Mike” to close friends and family and “Dennis” to his colleagues in the antiques profession and fellow corrections officers when he worked at the New York State Otisville Correctional Facility.He is survived by his daughter, Sarah Virbila of Wakefield, R.I., son Zachary, also of , two grandchildren Kaia and Reed, his longtime companion Toni Marion of Deerpark, his brother Charles Castle and his wife Regina of Kingston, N.Y. his sister Jill Balch and her husband Tim of Tafton, PA, lifelong friends John Kinney and his wife Janice of Montgomery, N.Y. and David McLaughlin and his wife Sue of Rochester, N.Y, Michael Kozykowski and Donna Greene. He is further survived by former wife Donna Castle of Wakefield. WakefieldHe was predeceased by his mother, Jean Pepper, of Port Jervis, and his father, Charles Castle, of . MilfordMr. Castle was a popular, intelligent and talented student at who starred in school plays and held class and student council leadership positions. He briefly attended the State University of New York at Port Jervis High School before enlisting in the United States Army in 1966. AlbanyHe trained and served as a Vietnamese interpreter translator for the Army Security Agency. While in he was awarded the Bronze Star for his bravery under fire, as well as other medals. Viet NamHis profession was as a corrections officer but his passion was antiques. He was a well-known dealer and collector in the area and beyond, specializing in country antiques. In addition he was a talented cook, conceptual artist and physical fitness devotee. Milford, Pa.He retired from the NYS Corrections Department in 2006 and had planned to expand and grow his antiques interests but early onset of illness intervened.Funeral arrangements are by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home. A memorial service followed by interment at Rural Valley Cemetery, Cuddebackville, NY, will be conducted from the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home,154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY and will be announced later. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of donor’s choice. Arrangements are by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E., Port Jervis, NY. For information, directions or to send a condolence note to the family visit knight-auchmoody.com. Main St.
Anthony M. Capra age 65 of Port Jervis, NY died Saturday, April 4, 2015 at Port Jervis. He was born on January 18, 1950 in Bronx, New York the son of Anthony M. and Angela Bari Capra. Known by many as Tony, he proudly served our country as a scout sniper during the Vietnam War with the US Marines. He received the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, and earned the Rife Expert Badge for outstanding marksmanship. He was a member of St. Mary' s R.C. Church, Port Jervis, a member of the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of America, and a member of Vet2Vet of Orange County. He was an avid fisherman, hunter, talented mason and a boxing contender for the Golden Gloves. Anthony was proud to serve as a Union Representative for the NYC Transit Authority in New York City. He is survived by his loving wife, Maria Bosque Capra as well as his two daughters Lisa Rivera of Huguenot, Annette Earl and her husband Christopher of Slate Hill, his son Anthony J. Capra at home, his seven grandchildren, Dylan, Elisa, Destiny, Christian, Maximus, Marcus, Anastasia, his sister Anna Maria Capra-Merluccio and her husband Filippo of Bronx, NY and his niece Juliana Merluccio. Visitation will be held Thursday, April 9, form 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. Prayers will be offered Friday, April 10, at 9:15 AM at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM at St. Mary's R. C. Church, 46 Ball St., Port Jervis. Rev. Matthew Newcomb will be the celebrant. Interment will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, Port Jervis, with military honors. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children Tribute Program, PO Box 1000, Dept. 12, Memphis, TN 38101-9908 and vetexpeditions.com/donate. 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 visitknight-auchmoody.com.
Claire E. Beemer age 94 of Matamoras PA died Tuesday, March 31, 2015. She was born on December 4, 1920 in Port Jervis, NY the daughter of Joseph A. Bishop and Anna E. O’Neill Bishop. Claire worked as a business office manager for St. Francis Hospital in Port Jervis for many years. She was a graduate of St. Mary’s Parochial School and the Port Jervis High School. She was the first child vocalist at St. Mary’s Church in 1932. Claire was a faithful member of St. Joseph’s R.C. Church in Matamoras and a member of the Alter & Rosary Society of the church. She was a former member of the Senior Choir at St. Josephs and founder of St. Joseph’s Junior choir. She was a seventy-four year member of the Catholic Daughters of America, Court Madonna #114, Port Jervis, a member of the Matamoras Senior Citizens, the Port Jervis Senior Citizens Chapter # 2380 and a member of the Red Hat Society. Claire married Jesse “Mike” Beemer who pre-deceased her. She is survived by her daughter Claire Tobin and her husband James of Montague, NJ, her son Michael V. Beemer and his wife Janet of Broomfield, CO, her five grandchildren, Elizabeth Hawke, Kevin Belcher, Julia Hutchison, James and Jon Beemer, seven great grandchildren, her first cousin Nancy Vocci an her husband John of Matamoras, PA. She was pre-deceased by her brother, J. Vincent Bishop. Visitation will be held Monday, April 6 from 3-6 pm at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. Catholic Daughters will conduct memorial services at 5 PM at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, April 7, at 10:30 AM in St. Joseph’s R. C. Church, Matamoras. Rev. James Walsh will be the celebrant. Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Port Jervis. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s R. C. Church 307 Ave F, Matamoras, PA 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.
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