Fannie Reiss, age 92 of Port Jervis, NY, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, April 17, 2016 at Bon Secours Community Hospital, in Port Jervis, NY. She was born on March 3, 1924 in Port Jervis, the daughter of Louis and Anna Sosnoff Cohen. Fannie retired as a nurse's aide from Bon Secours Community Hospital after more than 30 years of her dedicated and compassionate care for others. As a lifelong member of our community, Fannie will be especially remembered for her warm, welcoming smile and tender, caring heart. Her greatest love was the love she had for her family. A family statement read: "She was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, aunt, and friend. For anyone who had the pleasure of knowing her, she will be deeply missed." She married Edmund J. Reiss, Sr. who pre-deceased her. Fannie is survived by her loving children, Edmund J. Reiss, Jr. and his wife Doretta of Glen Spey, NY, her two daughters, JoAnn Ryder of New Hampton, NY, Deborah Carroll and her companion Bernard Citro of Huguenot, NY, her grandchildren; Anne Keller, Jacqueline Smith, Patricia Krohn, Raymond M. Ryder, Darren Ryder, Michael Ryder, and Michelle Ryder, Tammi Reiss, Austin Carroll, Lauren Carroll, and Lindsay Carroll; 14 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson, several nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by her loving daughter Constance Smith of Pembroke Pines, FL, her sister, Vera Petker, of Las Vegas, NV, and her brother, Edward Cohen, of Flushing, NY.
Visitation will be held Thursday, April 21 from 4-8 PM at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. Funeral services will be held 12 o'clock noon Friday, April 22nd at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home,154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. Rev. Vincent Odikanaro will officiate. Interment will follow at St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Pine Island, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph's Place, 160 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY 12771 or to the Port Jervis-Deerpark Humane Society, Route 209, 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.