Alice G. DeFazio age 98 of Port Jervis, NY passed away Monday, September 28, 2015 at Milford Senior Care, Milford, Pennsylvania. She was born on December 1, 1916 in Hurleyville, NY. Alice retired from Andmore Sportswear, Inc. in Port Jervis. She was a member of St. Mary's R.C. Church, Port Jervis. Alice married Albert R. DeFazio who pre-deceased her. She is survived by her daughter, Glendolyn Van Etten and her companion Francis "Woogie" Pomes of Matamoras, PA, her three gandchildren, Glenda Williams, Jerilyn DeJernett, Candi Van Etten, five grandchildren, Lisa, Gregory, Alicia, Corby, Brody and four great great grandchildren. Funeral services will be private at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. Rev. Vincent Odikanaro will officiate. Interment will follow at St. Mary's Ceemtery, 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 visit knight-auchmoody.com.
Mrs. Phyllis F. Cordova of Milford PA, died peacefully at home on September 23, 2015 after a brief illness.Born August 24, 1926 in Orange, NJ to the late Dennis and Mary Garabaldi Maglio, she was a graduate of Orange High School and worked in the Orange Health Dept. as a Dental Assistant before moving to PA. in 1962.Phyllis was married to the late Patrick Cordova, who predeceased her in 1986. She is survived by her two children Patrick Cordova and wife Carol of Matamoras, PA, Pamela Jo Grandinali and husband Steven of Warwick, NY. She was the adored Grandmother to Dennis Cordova and fiance’ Caitlin Gutman, Vincent Cordova and Patrizio Grandinali. She was pre-deceased by her granddaughter Nicole Cordova in 1985.Phyllis, a long time resident of Milford was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Her most favorite time was spent with her family, particularly with her grandchildren.She was well known for her community service. She volunteered for more than 50 years at Bon Secour, (formerly St. Francis Hospital/Mercy Community Hospital), as Advisory Board Member, President of the Women’s Auxiliary, Secretary of the Foundation and as a volunteer Patient Representative. Outside the hospital Phyllis found time over her life to be an active member of the Keystone Community Club, Red Cross, Port Jervis Country Club and, St. Joseph’s alter & Rosary Society.Phyllis was an avid golfer and loved to dance. She was a renowned tap dancer. As a teenager she danced in “Lincoln Hall” in Orange, NJ to the venues of Atlantic City.She loved being surrounded by friends and she was dearly loved by everyone who knew her . Charismatic, humble, gentle and sweet, everyone she met was touched by her genuine sincerity , warmth and care.The family wishes to say “thank you” to Janet Boyce, Kathleen Warne, Colleen McCarthy and Maryann Burkhard for the amazing personal care provided Phyllis and support to the family.Visitation hours are from 3-8 PM Thursday, September 24 at the Knight Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., 154 East Main Street, Port Jervis, NY. The vigil wake prayers will offered at 5 PM at the funeral home. Rev. Gregory Kelly will officiate.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bon Secours Hospital, 160 E. Main St., Port Jervis NY 12771, St. Joseph’s RC Church in Matamoras, PA , 18336 or a charity of donor’s choice. 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.
Anna M. Thiele age 65 of Sparrowbush, NY passed away Monday, September 21, 2015 at her home. She was born on April 14, 1950 in Germany the daughter of Martin and Anna Bomala Hosek. Anna was a retired assistant manager for Bank of America in Port Jervis. She married Robert A. Thiele who pre-deceased her. Anna is survived by her two sons, Ronald Thiele and his wife Christian of Glen Spey and Michael Thiele of Sparrowbush, her four sisters Ruzena Hosek of Forestburgh, Lotka Hosek-Gash of Marlboro, NJ, Kathy Jarmas and her husband Thomas of Mass., her brother Petro Hosek and his wife Luciele of Seneca, S.C., six grandchildren, Dillon, Ronald, Jr., Autumn, Brittany and Mikala Thiele, Anthony Cardona and several nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by her sister Mara Burke. Visitation will be held Sunday Sept. 27 from 12:30 -1:30 PM a the Knight-Auchmoody FuneralHome, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY Memorial services will follow at 1:30 PM . Rev. Nancy Vonderhorst will officiate. Interment will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Assoc., New York Office, 333 Seventh Ave., 17th Floor, NY, NY 10001. 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.
Rose Ingrassia Ogrodnick
Formerly of Port Jervis, NY
Rose Ingrassia Ogrodnick, age 86, was called home to be with her heavenly father on September 20, 2015. She passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by her loving family and in the care of Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region.
The daughter of the late Carmelo Ingrassia and Catherine Andriac Ingrassia, she was born February 19, 1929 in Port Jervis, NY.
She was predeceased by her husband, Michael Joseph Ogrodnick, of Port Jervis, NY, and one sister, Virginia Ingrassia Rombousek, of Matamoras, PA.
Rose is survived by two brothers, Lawrence Prestimonico of Charlotte, NC and Phillip Ingrassia of Matamoras, PA; four sons: Joseph of Warwick, NY, James of Charlotte, NC, Michael of Waxhaw, NC, Nicholas of Matthews, NC; and one daughter, Linda of Monroe, NC. She leaves behind ten grandchildren; Joshua Ogrodnick, Nicholle O. Burroughs, Kristi O. Teubner, Kyle Ogrodnick, Kevin Ogrodnick, Casey O. Hunt, Jonathon Ogrodnick, Maggie Ogrodnick, Mia and Nina Gilmore; and six great-grandchildren; Ethan, Lily and Noah Hunt, Brayden Teubner, Riley Burroughs, and Kellan Ogrodnick, as well as many niecces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 10:00am at St. Mary’s RC Church, Port Jervis, NY. Rev. Matthew Newcomb will be the celebrant. Interment will take place at St. Mary's Cemetery in Port Jervis, NY.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in honor of Rose to Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region, 1420 E. 7th Street, Charlotte, NC 28204.
For directions, information, or to send a condolence note please visit Knight-Auchmoody.com
Arrangements are by Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home,154 E. Main St., Port Jervis,NY.
Mom went to be reunited with her husband, George and her youngest daughter, Marie on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at Goshen, NY. She was the daughter of John Emmet Kline and Cora May nee Worden Kline. Betty was born in the Tri States section of Port Jervis on July 10, 1921. The family moved to the West End section of Port Jervis when she was six. She spent the next 86 years as a Westender and 70 years of those in the home built by her father-in-law.
As a lifelong resident of West End she could give you a detailed history of the families who lived there. Most adults now living in or around Port Jervis and grew up as children in West End in the late 50's through early 70's will probably remember Mrs. Hankins. Mom did not work outside the home, her mission in life was to be a good mother and homemaker. Consequently she was Mom or Grandma to many of our friends who came to play in our yard. When it became apparent that she could no longer live alone she moved to Goshen to live with her eldest son and finally to Valley View in Goshen where she remained until her death, although in her heart she was always in Port Jervis.
Betty was an active member and sometimes officer of the West End School PTA. She was also a member, junior choir director and Sunday School teacher at the West End Reformed Church and Brownie leader for many years.
She is survived by a daughter Margaret Slaughter of Port Jervis, and four sons George and his wife Barbara of Goshen, Bill and his wife Kathy and John and Dorie of Port Jervis, and Jim and his wife Marty of Hudson, NH. She had seventeen grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Betty was predecased by her husband, George W. Hankins, her daughter Marie her son-in-law William J. Slaughter III, her two brothers John Emmet Kline and Worden Kimble Kline. Visiation will be held Monday, September 21, from 4-7 PM at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY.Graveside services will take place Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 11 AM at Laurel Grove Cemetery, Port Jervis. Rev. William A. Harris, U.L. C. will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to the Laurel Grove Cemetery, Assoc., PO Box 207, Port Jervis, NY 12771 or to the Valley View Center, 2 Glenmere Cove Rd., Goshen, NY 10924. Arrangements are by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY.
The family wishes to thank the staff of Valley View for the care and compassion they afforded our Mom during her stay at Valley View. For information, directions or to send a condolence note to the family visit knight-auchmoody.com.
Luann M. McCarthy age 57 of Port Jervis, NY passed away Sunday, September 13, 2015 at the Orange Regional Medical Center., Middletown, NY. She was born on August 18, 1958 in Port Jervis, the daughter of Michael W. and Mary Ann Sarno McCarthy. Luann worked as a Physical Education teacher and coach for the Port Jervis School District, retiring in June 2015. She graduated from Port Jervis High School in 1976, and continued her education at Orange County Community College in Middletown, NY. She furthered her education at Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Ind. and East Stroudsburg University earning her Masters of Science in Health Education. She was a member of St. Mary’s R.C. Church, Port Jervis. Luann was appointed in 1994 as Vice Chairperson for the Port Jervis Recreation Committee and served to the present. She was a Co-Chairperson from 2010-2015 for the Section IX Varsity Boys Tennis team. Luann is survived by her parents Michael and MaryAnn McCarthy of Port Jervis, her brother Michael P. McCarthy and his wife Lori of Newark, Texas, her nephews that were so dear to her heart, Zachary and Aidan, her long time best friend Cathy Michalenicz of Port Jervis, her aunts and uncles, Charles Sarno and his wife Christine, Regina Castle and her husband Charles, Louis P. Sarno, Jr., several cousins including Skyler and Nikki, who were also so dear to her. Visitation will be held Friday, September 18 from 2-8 PMat the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis. The vigil wake service will be held at 7:30 PM , with Deacon Richard Marino officiating. Prayers will be offered Saturday, September 19, at 9 AM at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM at St. Mary’s R.C. Church, Port Jervis, NY. Rev. Matthew Newcomb will be the celebrant. Interment will take place at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Luann McCarthy Tennis Scholarship Fund, c/oPort Jervis School District, 9 Thompson 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.
Eric D. Pollard, age 97 of Barryville, NY passed away Friday, September 4, 2015, at
home with his family by his side. He was born on November 30, 1917 in Manchester,
England, the son of Thomas Sr. and Lilly Roscoe Pollard. Eric was predeceased by his
wife of sixty-seven years, Iris Hissey Pollard who passed away last year at the age of 95.
After Eric's childhood immigration to the United States, he was raised and schooled in
Wakefield and Ramsey in Upper Michigan where he met his beloved Iris on a tennis
court and were married. He helped build the main highway from upper Michigan to
Detroit where he relocated before serving our country as a decorated soldier in the US
Army during World War
Returning from the war he was employed at General Motors in Detroit and worked his
way up to General Manager at Detroit Transmission. He enjoyed an early retirement and
traveled the states camping, which included a snoring buffalo under their camper with the
herd standing by! Eric was an avid boat and fisherman on the Great Lakes which
included the excitement of flipping his sailboat, mast upside down, for fun! He loved the
outdoors, excitement and adventure.
He was an industrious and a skilled builder and wood craftsman. He built three homes,
helped repair churches, instrumental in the construction of a Lion's Ilan and piping in
water lines to Harsens Island where he and iris initially retired. When Eric and Iris
relocated to Sebastian, Florida, his drive for community improvements and service
continued. He also developed a talent for oil painting, clock making, loved making
music on his violin, when he could conjure up an audience!
For the past ten years Eric and Iris resided with their daughters, enjoying the beautiful,
peaceful atmosphere of family life in the woods and all it entails. He helped take care of
his beloved wife and was at her bedside when she passed.
Eric was a generous man who loved his family, friends, church and country. He had an
acute sense of English humor, often only detected by a slight grin he would try to hide or
the twinkle in his blue eyes!
Eric is survived by his two daughters, Carolyn Gausden and Sandra Doe of Barryville, his
lovely sister Mary Cooprider of Garden City, MI, grandchildren Kenneth Doe and wife
Jean of Sparrow Bush, NY, Nadine, Brent and his wife Adrianne Gausden of CA. and
several great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his brother Thomas Pollard Jr.
Eric brought an abundance of joy and happiness to his family, friends and community.
He left us with many great stories to tell and fond memories. He had a passion for living
life to the fullest. He taught honesty, integrity and moral principles, perseverance,
community service and love of fellow man! He will be missed. In his memory, please
“pass it forward”. A Mass of Christian Burial held at St. Ann’s Parish, Shohola, PA.Arrangements are by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY.For information, directions or to send a condolence note tot he family visit knight-auchmoody.com
Jamie S. Willis age 59 of Matamoras, PA died Tuesday, September 8, 2015 with her family by her side at Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown, NY. She was born on December 31, 1955 in Milford, PA, the daughter of James E. and Elizabeth Struthers Smith. Jamie worked as a dispatcher for Dial-A-Bus with the City of Port Jervis. She was an avid bowler and was a long time member of the Wednesday Night Women’s League at Minisink Lanes. She was a director on the Board of the Tri-County NY U.S.B.C and was inducted into the Tri-County NY U.S.B.C. Hall of Fame in April 2012 for meritorious service. Jamie had a passion for working with youth bowlers. She directed the Tri-State Youth League at Minisink Lanes for many years. She was proud of her youth bowlers and their many accomplishments and achievements in both league games and tournament events. She married Raymond Willis who survives at home. She is also survived by her mother Elizabeth Smith of Port Jervis, her two sons Jay Willis of Harleysville, PA, Raymond Willis and his wife Caren of Milford, PA, her sister Linda Smith of Port Jervis, two brothers, James Smith and his wife JoAnn of Indiana, Robert Smith and his wife Doreen of Shippensburg, PA, her sister-in-law Lynita Smith, four grand daughters Brigette, Heidi, Dayna, Paige, several nieces and nephews and several close friends. She was pre-deceased by her brother Arthur L. Smith and her brother-in-law Arthur Smith. Visitation will be held Thursday, Sept. 10 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. Funeral services will be held Friday, Sept. 11 at 11 AM at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Port Jervis. Interment will follow at Pine Hill Cemetery, Sparrowbush. 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.
Alan G. Ruhl, age 68 of Sparrowbush, NY died Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at Bon Secours Community Hospital, Port Jervis. He was born on March 15, 1947 in Port Jervis, NY the son of George and Bernice Coykendall Ruhl. Alan was a self-employed logger, operating his logging business in Sparrowbush. He married Helen Pendell Ruhl who predeceased him. He is survived by several cousins including Carlyle Petitti and his companion, Edna Everett of Matamoras, PA. He is also survived by his long time friend, Graham MacDonald. Services and interment were private. Arrangements are by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. For information, or to send a condolence note to the family visit knight-auchmoody.com.
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