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Saturday, January 30, 2016



Christopher L. Corwin age 40 of Glen Spey, NY passed away Thursday, January 28, 2016. He was born on October 19, 1975 in Johnson City, NY, the son of Judith Byers Corwin and the late Lawrence Corwin. He was a graduate of Seton Catholic Central High School in Binghamton. He continued his education at SUNY Oswego, earning his BA in Technology Education and then achieving his Master's at the New York Institute of Technology. In his earlier years Christopher became an Eagle Scout with Troop 209 in Endwell, NY. Christopher’s talents as a technology teacher were first shared at the Monticello Central School District for seven years before he joined his teaching family at Minisink Valley Middle School in Slate Hill, NY. Inside the classroom he was known for his sense of humor and "Corwinisms" that encouraged his students’ creativity. Outside the classroom he was known as an avid woodworker, outdoorsman, and amateur astronomer who loved sharing these passions with family and friends. He was an active member of the Minisink Valley Teacher's Association. Christopher is survived by his wife, Colleen McCafferty Corwin; his daughter, Erin Corwin, and his son, Brady Corwin, all at home. He is also survived by his mother, Judith Corwin of Endwell, NY; his sister, Kathleen Waite and her husband, Timothy of Rochester; his brother, Daniel Corwin of Johnson City; maternal grandmother, Lois Klinok of Endwell; mother and father-in law, Joseph and JoAnn McCafferty of Sparrowbush; grandmother, Jean Crine of Port Jervis; his sister-in-law, Sharon Johnson and her husband, Van of Coram, NY; three nieces: Teaghan, Ivy, and Amelia; three nephews: Finn, Vannie, and Connor; as well as, several aunts, uncles and cousins. Visitation will be held 1 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, February 3rd at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis. Funeral services will follow at 4 p.m., Wednesday, at the funeral home with Rev. Nancy Vonderhorst officiating. Donations can be made in memory of Christopher to the Minisink Valley Technology Club, PO Box 217, Slate Hill, NY 10973. 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  # 1:50 PM

Friday, January 29, 2016



Kathleen P. Masker age 69 of Matamoras, PA passed away Sunday, January 24, 2016 at Port Jervis, NY.  She was born on July 20, 1946 in Middlebury, 
 Vermont the daughter of  Raymond and Shirley Pinney Conniff.  Kathleen retired as a nurse’s aide from Bon Secours Community Hospital, Port Jervis.  She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Matamoras Fire Dept., and a volunteer at Bon Secours Hospital.  She was known as the “Jello Mama” and was known for her jello shots at any party.  Kathleen married Richard “Huck” Masker who pre-deceased her.  She is survived by her three daughters Stacey Kurtz and her husband David, Amy Lazier and her companion Vincent Strickland Dawn Masker and her companion John Hiatt all of Port Jervis; her grandchildren Kristin, Jennifer, David, Haley, and Brandi, her great granddaughter Paityne Nicole; her two brothers Noel Cady and his wife Jean of New Hampshire, Steven Conniff and his wife Jo of the State of Florida, her sister-in-law Connie Conniff of Gloversville, NY; several nieces, nephews and her beloved dog “Sparky”.  She was pre-deceased by her daughter Tammy Lynn Masker, and her brother Edward Conniff.  Visitation will be held  11am-1PM Thursday, January 28 at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis.  Funeral services will follow at 1PM at the funeral home with Deacon Richard Marino officiating.  Interment will take place in the spring at Pine Grove Cemetery, Matamoras, PA.  Memorial contributions  may be made to the Matamoras Fire Dept., PO Box 252, Matamoras, PA 18336.  Arrangements are by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., 

posted by DMA  # 1:12 AM


Janet L. Norton age 80 of Middletown, NY passed away Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at the home of her daughter Terry in Middletown.  She was born on March 14, 1935 in  Brockton, Massachusetts the daughter of  Kenneth and Dora Shaw Lewis.  Janet retired as a retail assistant for K-Mart Stores in Amsterdam, NY.  She married Frederick H. Holmes who pre-deceased her. Janet is survived by her two daughters Teresa”Terry” Barton and her husband Chuck of Middletown, Debra Cummings and her husband Robert of Martsville, NY, three sons, Charles Allen  of San Diego, California, Dennis Allen and his companion Linda Needle of Gulfport, Mississippi, Frederick  Holmes, Jr.  and his wife Wendy of Diamond Head, Mississippi, her sister Gail Sarah and her husband Arthur of Largo, Florida, her grandchildren; Jeremy, Aryeal, Vincent, David, Seth, Cameron, Brayden, Devan, Kelly, Scott, Eryon, Danielle, Heather, Anne, Niki, several nieces and nephews.  She was pre-deceased by her son Tommy Allen.  Services and interment will be private at the convenience of the family.  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  # 12:17 AM

Saturday, January 23, 2016



October 2, 1920 - January 22, 2016
Salem, OR – Formerly of Port Jervis, NY
Anne Mary Terry, age 95 of Salem Oregon, formerly Port Jervis, NY, passed away suddenly, Friday January 22, 2016. 
She was born on October 2, 1920 in Glasgow Scotland, the daughter of Donald and Margaret Mackenzie MacDonald. She was the devoted wife and widow to the late Paul W.Terry. 
Mom was loved by all that met her; she was adored by her children and so loved by her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She was the life of every party and will be missed.
She is survived by her daughter, Kathleen Knupp and her husband, Butch of Salem Oregon and Bonnie Heal and her husband, Michael of Port Jervis, NY; her three grandsons: Randy, Brandon and Kyle Ross;  her two granddaughters: Lexis and Cassidy Heal; six great grandchildren: Braeden, Ryan, Megan Ross, Colin Ross, and Logan and Carter Ross.  She is further survived by her sister, Margaret Eckert of Port Jervis; several nieces and a nephew. 
She was predeceased by her sister, Mary Jerger and brother, Kenneth MacDonald.
A memorial service will be held in May at the First Presbyterian Church, Port Jervis and will be announced at a later date.  Rev. Ann Akers will officiate.  Interment will take place at Pine Grove Cemetery, Matamoras, PA.
Memorial contributions can be made to The Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas  66675.
Arrangements are by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 East Main St. Port Jervis, NY; for information, directions or to send a condolence note to the family visit knight-auchmoody.com

posted by DMA  # 11:55 PM


January 7, 1944 - January 23, 2016
Westbrookville, NY
The Lord called Bob Roe home on January 23rd after a courageous battle against cancer and COPD.  He passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side.
He was born on January 7, 1944 in Middletown, NY, the son of Joseph and Marion Ennis Roe.  Bob led an active and full life with his loving wife and “best buddy”, Marlene.  He enjoyed the outdoors: hunting, fishing, falling trees and splitting wood, and using his special “toy”, his John Deer backhoe.
He relied on his son-in-law, Craig, to help him keep everything running, and did not believe in throwing anything out. With his failing health, it has been Sissy, Chrissy and Craig who have taken over helping at home. His final adventure was trying to help Dean repair Go Karts over the telephone.
Bob was an avid NASCAR fan and Jeff Gordon supporter, and always looked forward to the Daytona 500 to start a new season. Prerace festivities always included a patio gathering with Ed, Charlie, and the boys at Bob and Marlene’s home in Port Orange, FL. He enjoyed the winter warmth in Florida, and peaceful walks along the beach.  Bob retired from Bakery Local 550, as a driver for Wonder Bread. He enjoyed the retired drivers’ get-togethers at the Mt. View.  He was the owner of Bee/Geez Bar and Restaurant in Wurtsboro, NY.  He was a skilled carpenter, always willing to help others with their projects.
Bob was past chief and a lifetime member of the Bloomingburg Fire Department, a member of the Middletown Elks Lodge #1097, Loyal Order of Moose, and Sons of American Legion Post 0361 in Dayton Beach, FL.  He was a member of the Greenville United Methodist Church.
Bob is survived by his wife, Marlene Ashworth, at home; two daughters: Christine (Craig) Blakesly and Tracey Thomas, and step-son, William Attreed; five grandchildren: Craig (Amanda) and Robert Blakesly, Christie, Michaela and Danielle Thomas, and great-grandson, Bradeon Blakesly; brothers: Richard (Joan) Roe, Ralph (Jeannine)Roe; sister, Rhea Arnold; sister-in-law, Darlene (Sissy) Rassiga, and many nieces, nephews, and friends. He is predeceased by a son, Robert Roe, Jr.; brothers: Joseph, Elvin (William), John, and Duane Roe, and sisters: Marion Botsford, Shirley Bonifcae, June Poharski, and Elva (Wilma) Plocharczyk.
The family would like to express sincere gratitude to Doctor Dinsmore, Nurse Kirsten, and the team at Hospice of Sullivan/Orange County for their loving care and support. Thank you goes to Pastor Lora Villinger for her spiritual guidance. He relied on Brian to drive him around the city and play a wicked round of golf with him.  Grateful appreciation goes to all the family and friends who stopped by to visit and all those who extended caring thoughts and prayers to the family during this difficult time.
There will be no visitation.
 Please remember Bobby by sharing a special memory or a laugh, doing a kind deed for someone, offering a word of encouragement, or extending a helping hand to someone in need.  These are the values that Bobby lived with……..pass them on!                               Interment in Westbrookville Cemetery will be at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Sullivan/Orange County, 800 Stony Brook Cr., Newburgh, NY 12550.
Arrangements by Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY; for information, directions or to send a condolence note to the visit  knight-auchmoody.com


posted by DMA  # 11:51 PM

Monday, January 18, 2016



Frances L. Sosiewicz, age 91 of Milford, PA and formerly a long time resident of Lake Katrine, NY passed away  Friday,  January 15, 2016 at  Milford Senior  Care, Milford, PA.

She was born on September 12, 1924 in Manhattan, NY, the daughter of  Michael and Eva Charambura Wozniak.

Frances retired from Amperex Electronics in Hicksville, Long Island.

She was predeceased by her husband, John Sosiewicz. Frances is survived by her son, Stanley Sosiewicz and his wife, Ortha of Milford, PA; her grandchildren: David Sosiewicz, Suzanne Leggio and her husband,  Vincent, Sheryl Lewis and her husband, Joshua; her great grandchildren: Heaven, Zachary, Esibella, Jesse, Sawyer, Samantha and Koby.

Visitation will be held 11 a.m. to 12 Noon, Tuesday, January 19th at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. Funeral services will follow at 12 Noon at the funeral home with Rev. Wayne Varga officiating. Entombment will take place at the Wiltwyck Rural Cemetery and Mausoleum, Kingston, NY.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Tribute Program, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN  38101-9908.

Arrangements are by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home; for directions, information or to send a condolence note to the family visit knight-auchmoody.com

posted by DMA  # 4:49 PM

Wednesday, January 06, 2016



Frederick Michael “Chewy” Porter age 69 of Port Jervis passed away Sunday, January 3, 2016 at  Bon Secours Community Hospital, Port Jervis.  He was born on December 17, 1946 in  Lincoln, Maine, the son of Vera Thibodeau Hawkins and the late Gerald  B. Porter, Sr. Mike proudly served our country during the Viet Nam War with the U.S. Navy. He worked as a sales representative for Davis R. Chant Realty in Milford, Pennsylvania.  He is survived by his  mother Vera  Hawkins of Port Jervis, his two sons Stephen Porter and this wife  Wendy of Matamoras, PA,  Jeffrey Porter and his wife Tara of Palmerton, PA, his daughter Lisa Samson and her husband  Andrew of Matamoras, PA; his two sisters Patricia Koehn and Nancy Porter both of Port Jervis; his three brothers Bruce Porter of San Francisco, California , Gerald Porter of Denver, Colorado, and David R. Chant of Milford, PA ; his grandchildren, Nicholas, Stephen, Brittney, Keegan, Jasper, Chelsey and Tenley, Several nieces and nephews.  He was pre-deceased by his step-father William R. Hawkins.  Services and interment will be private.  Memorial contributions  may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project 370 7th Ave., Room 320, New York, NY  10001.  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.

posted by DMA  # 11:06 PM


Alice C. Murray age 90  of Port Jervis,passed away peacefully, Monday, January 4, 2016 at her home.  She was born on  December 27, 1925 in Brooklyn, NY the daughter of Earl and Frances  Jensen Godspeed.  Alice retired from Andmore Sportswear, Inc in Port Jervis.  She was a faithful member of the Grace Episcopal Church in Port Jervis and a member of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union.  Alice was  pre-deceased by her husband Laurence D. Murray on July 23, 2015 and her daughter Agnes “Lynn” Clark on  November 4, 2015.  She is survived by her son  Laurence “Jeffrey” Murray and his wife Diane of Phoenix, Arizona, her daughter Kathy Pope and her husband Dennis of Port Jervis,  her beloved grandchildren; Caryn Stuart and her husband Brian, Sheila Clark, Scott Ryerson, Laura Clark and  her wife Stephanie, her great grandchildren Stephen, Tiffany, Alexa, Devon, Paige, her great great grandchildren ; Stevie, Aiden, Benny, Louis, several nieces and nephews, her brother-in-law Robert J. Murray of Port Jervis.  Alice was also pre-deceased by her two brothers Ernest and Kenneth Godspeed.  Visitation will be held  Thursday, January 7 from 4-7 PM at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY.  A Mass of Resurrection will be held  11 AM Friday, January 8 at the Grace Episcopal Church 84 Seward Ave., Port Jervis.  Rev. David Lee Carlson will be the celebrant.  Interment will take place in the spring at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Port Jervis.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Grace Episcopal Church, 84 Seward Ave., 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.

posted by DMA  # 11:03 PM


Jeffrey A. Sauschuck age 55 of Port Jervis, NY passed away  Monday January 4, 2016 at his home.  He was born on October 9, 1960 in Port Jervis, NY the son of Joan Prisco Sauschuck and the late George Sauschuck.  Jeffrey worked as a mechanic  at Sauschuck’s  Garage and Automotvie Repair in Port Jervis.  He was a member of St. Mary’s R.C. Church, Port Jervis.  He is survived by his mother Joan Sauschuck of Port Jervis, his son Jeffrey Sauschuck an this wife Danielle of Matamoras, PA, his brothers; George Sauschuck and his companion Patty Mantz of Huguenot, NY, Randy Sauschuck and his wife Barbara of Sparrowbush, Michael Sauschuck  and his wife Marina of Sparrowbush, several nieces and nephews.  He was pre-deceased by his brother Scott Sauschuck and his niece Melissa Elizabeth Sauschuck.  Services and interment will be private.  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.

posted by DMA  # 10:44 PM

Saturday, January 02, 2016



Gertrude Anne Aber age 83 of Sparrowbush, NY passed away  Monday, December 28, 2015 at St. Joseph’s Place, Port Jervis, NY.  She was born on  April 13, 1932 in Port Jervis, the daughter of  Walter G. and Hildegarde Buddecke Akt. Gertrude married Robert D. Aber who pre-deceased her on December 11, 2014.  She is survived by her two sons Gary Aber and his wife Patricia of Pleasant Valley, NY  Bryan Aber of  Gokan, Alaska, her daughter Barbara Ryan and her husband Sean of Raleigh, N.C. , her three grandchildren, Lauren Aber, Patrick and Hohn Ryan, her brother Walter G. Akt and his wife of Pond Eddy, NY, several nieces and nephews. Gertrude was pre-deceased by her son David who passed away on Christmas Day, December 25, 2015.  Services will be private.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church,  31 W Main 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 tot he family visit knight-auchmoody.com.

posted by DMA  # 10:16 AM


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