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.,
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.
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
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.
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.
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