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Friday, September 28, 2018

 

GERALDINE R. BARTELS, PORT JERVIS, NEW YORK

Geraldine R. Bartels age 80 of Port Jervis, NY passed away September 26, 2018 at St. Joseph’s Place, Port Jervis. She was born on April 3, 1938 in Brooklyn, NY the daughter of John and Esther Paulsen Hines. Geraldine owned and operated The Veterans Home in Eldred, NY for many years. She is survived by her daughter Caroline Conklin and her husband Arthur of Sparrowbush, NY, her son Harold Henrich, Jr. and his wife Tamra of Tennessee, her twin sister Virginia Bruccoleri and her husband Angelo of Staten Island, NY, her beloved grandchildren; Cheryl, Brian, Taylor and McKenzie and several nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by her sister Judy. Services 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 or to send a condolence note to the family visit knight-auchmoody.com.

posted by DMA  # 1:25 PM

Monday, September 24, 2018

 

MARION MARGOT SCHOENFELD, MILFORD, PENNSYLVANIA

Marion Margot Schoenfeld January 10, 1928 – September 12, 2018 Formerly of Glen Spey, NY and Cocoa Beach, FL Marion Margot Schoenfeld age 90 passed away September 12, 2018 at Belle Reve Senior Living Center, Milford, PA. She was born on January 10, 1928 in Halle-Saale, Germany the daughter of Johann and Margarita Sander Roth. Marion was married to Hans Lothar Schoenfeld for 50 years before he passed in 2004. Marion, together with her late husband opened Lothar’s Body Shop, Inc. in Middletown, NY in 1962. She was a longtime member of the Black Forest Colony in Glen Spey and the German-American Club in Middletown, NY. Left to cherish her memory are two daughters, Jutta Bishop of Equinunk, PA and Christine Trifari and her husband John of Glen Spey; a sister Hannelore Dick of Dusseldorf, Germany; two beloved granddaughters Marlena Harmon and her husband Barry of Berwyn, IL and Alexa Bishop of Media, PA; a great granddaughter Winona Harmon; nieces and nephews and many lifelong friends. Marion’s beloved longtime companion, a West Highland Terrier, Lumpy, misses her, too. Marion was pre-deceased by her son-in-law Christopher Bishop and her sister Irmgard Pornhagen. Marion loved spending holidays with her family, working with her flower gardens, having fun on distant vacations, cooking and baking german specialties, having pool parties or parties of any kind. Marion’s family wishes to thank the entire staff at Belle Reve Living Center for being her home away from home and taking such loving care of her over the past few years. As per her wishes, cremation was private and a celebration of her life will be held at a later date. Because Marion loved her little dog Lumpy and all animals so much, contributions in Marion’s memory may be made to a donor's local animal shelter or animal rescue. 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  # 8:33 PM

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

 

CHARLES L. MARSHALL, HUGUENOT, NEW YORK

Charles L. Marshall, age 77 of Huguenot, NY, passed away September 17, 2018 at Middletown, NY. He was born on March 6, 1941 in Newburgh, NY, the son of Albert and Helen Marvin Marshall. Charles retired from Greenwood Packing Co. in Middletown, NY as a truck driver. He married Lynn Phillips Marshall who survives at home. Charles was an avid fisherman and thirty years ago he became a Friend Of Bill which gave him a renewed life filled with joy and happiness. He is also survived by his two sons, Charles Marshall, Jr. and Allen Marshall, both of Newburgh, NY; his two daughters, Rosa Stackhouse of Newburgh and Grace Marshall of Albany, NY; his step-children, Laureen O’Connell-Birtch and her husband, Frank, Jim O’Connell and his wife, Kathleen, Chris O’Connell and his wife, Catherine; his beloved grandchildren; Stephan, Andrea, Devayna, Jasmin, Archie, Kinnie, Katia, Tiara, his special grandson, Allan Marshall, Jr., Patrick, Allison, Kayla, Isobel, John and his beloved pet dog, "Casper". Charles was pre-deceased by his son, Andrew Marshall; several siblings and recently by his sister, Louie Estella McNair. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, September 24 at Pine Hill Cemetery, Sparrowbush, NY. Memorial contributions may be made to the Huguenot Fire Dept., 431 Route 209, Huguenot, NY 12746. 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  # 8:30 PM
 

PATRICIA S. REYLE, GOSHEN, NEW YORK, FORMERLY OF NEWBURGH, NEW YORK

Patricia S. Reyle age 91 of Goshen, NY and formerly of Newburgh, NY passed away September 12, 2018 in Glen Arden, Goshen, NY. She was born on May 3, 1927 in Detroit, Michigan the daughter of Walter Earle and Emily Steele Schwartz. She married John E. Reyle who pre-deceased her in 2016. They were high school sweethearts and celebrated 66 years of marriage. Patricia earned her Nursing degree at the Englewood School of Nursing in Englewood, NJ. She retired as a registered school nurse teacher from the Newburgh School District after twenty-seven years of dedicated service. She was a long time member of both the Newburgh Teachers Association and the Newburgh Retired Teachers Association. Patricia was a faithful member of the Calvary Presbyterian Church in Newburgh, participating as deacon and choir member. She was a member of the D.A.R. in the Quassaick Chapter serving as vice regent and regent. She was instrumental in having the Peace Bell placed at the New Windsor Cantonment. Patricia was a member of the Board of Directors of the Orange Area YWCA. She is survived by her two sons James W. Reyle and his wife Linda of Montague, New Jersey, Bruce Reyle of Alexandria, Virginia, her daughter Bonnie R. Burchell and her husband Howard of York, Pennsylvania; her beloved grandchildren, Jamie Reyle, and his wife Tracy, JennyLynn Carney and her husband Caleb, Jaclyn Travers and her husband Gene, Kyle Reyle, Steele A. Burchell and his wife Alicia, Jessie Donaho and her husband Tom, Natali Burchell Pendleton and her husband Gareth, Olivia Burchell; and her great grandchildren, Carson, Payton, Landon, Logan, Barrett, Hardy, Skylynn, Lyric, James and several nieces and nephews. Patricia was pre-deceased by her sister Shirley Bostock. Patricia’s family will receive friends 5-7 PM Thursday September 27th at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. Memorial services will be held at 6:15 PM , Thursday, Sept. 27, at the funeral home. Rev. Ann Akers will officiate. A private Interment will take place Friday, September 28th at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus, New Jersey with Rev. Steven McClellan conducting committal services. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550 or to the D.A.R., Quassaick Chapter, SOC Treasurer, Pamela Barrack, 142 Mountain Lane, Beacon, NY. 12508-3500. 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  # 10:56 AM

Monday, September 17, 2018

 

SOPHIA ANNE GRUYA HINSHALWOOD, OTISVILLE, NEW YORK

Sophia Anne Gruys Hinshalwood died peacefully on September 8, 2018, surrounded by her family. Sophia was born 6/8/1931 in Minnesota, and most recently resided in Otisville NY and Lachute, Canada. The daughter of Simon William Gruys and Anne Joan Koster, she is survived by her husband, Roy, two sons, George and Gordon, two daughters-in-law, Angela and Stephanie, four grandchildren, Frank, Anne, Kyra and Robert, and four great-grandchildren. She was pre-deceased by her siblings Jeanne Hoek and Peter Gruys. At the center of her heart was Sophie’s love of family and her deep faith in God. Nothing was more important to Sophie than gathering her family together for story-telling, board games and meals. Throughout her long, blessed life, she welcomed all people into her home with bountiful food and gracious hospitality. A child of rural, depression-era Minnesota, Sophie was raised by an extended family and Dutch community that shaped her faith, values and beliefs. Adventurous to her core and a progressive woman for her time, Sophie left home and moved to Georgia to pursue a Master’s Degree. There she met Roy, the love of her life and beloved husband of 60 years. Seeking further adventure, Roy and Sophie moved to Scotland to teach and study in the late 1950s. Returning to the US, they lived in Ithaca, NY for additional study and work, and ultimately settled in Montclair NJ for 30 years. An avid reader and life-long learner, she earned her Ph.D. while working full time as a professor of geography at Montclair State College, raising a family, engaging in civic organizations and serving as an Elder in her congregation. Curious about the world around them, Roy and Sophie traveled extensively, meeting people and making new friends in Europe, Japan, and China in the process. In rural Quebec, Sophie and Roy bought an old one-room schoolhouse which they lovingly restored as a vacation home for peaceful retreats and family gatherings. Settling into Otisville 21 years ago to be closer to family, Sophie again created a loving home and grew into her new community. She could often be found in the garden growing beautiful flowers while also fighting off squirrels who dared to eat from the birdfeeder. Sophie was an active member of several civic organizations, including Rotary and the Mount Hope Historical Society. She was also active with church and school youth groups, including participation in international outings. Memorial services will be held 11 AM Saturday, September 22, 2018 at the Faith Reformed Church, South Centerville Rd., Slate Hill, NY. Rev. Albert Potgieter and Rev. Stephanie Hinshalwood will conduct services. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Sophie’s honor to Faith Reformed Church in Slate Hill, NY. Arrangements are by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. For information, directions or to send acondolence note tot he family visit knight-auchmoody.com.

posted by DMA  # 6:42 PM

Friday, September 14, 2018

 

MARION MARGOT SCHOENFELD, GLEN SPEY, NEW YORK

Marion Margot Schoenfeld age 90 of Glen Spey, NY passed away Sept. 12, 2018 in Milford, PA. The Schoenfeld family will invite friends to a celebration of Marion’s life at a later date. Arrangements are by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. knight-auchmoody.com.

posted by DMA  # 10:12 AM

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

 

CHARLES J. MELOI, JR., SPARROWBUSH, NEW YORK

Charles J. Meloi, Jr. age 80 of Sparrowbush, NY passed away on Tuesday September 11, 2018 at St. Joseph’s Place in Port Jervis, NY. He was born on May 1, 1938 in Montague, NJ and is the son of the late Charles J., Sr. and Marion Love Meloi. Charles proudly served our country with the U.S. Army and worked as a conductor on the Port Jervis Railroad. He was a life time member of the VFW Post 161 in Port Jervis, NY and a member up until 1974 of the Sparrowbush Fire House in Sparrowbush, NY. He is survived by his wife Helen Meloi; one daughter: MaryEllen Meloi of Sparrowbush, NY; one sister Beverly Dexter of Matamoras, PA; several nieces and nephews. Charles was predeceased by two sisters, Mary Verrelli and Pat Struthers. Visitation will be held from 2:00-6:00pm on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY 12771. Burial will take place at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to: Humane Society of Port Jervis/Deerpark, 202 US-209 Port Jervis, NY 12771 or St. Joseph’s Place Place 160 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY 12771. Arrangements are by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY 12771. For information, directions, or to send a condolence note to the family please visit www.knight-auchmoody.com

posted by DMA  # 4:32 PM

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

 

JOHN T. MARTEL, GREENVILLE, NEW YORK

John T. Martel, 84 of Greenville, NY, passed away on Saturday, September 8, 2018. Born in 1934, he was the son of Jeremiah and Grace Martel (nee Sullivan) of Waldwick, NJ. He was predeceased by his wife Dorothy “Dolly” Martel (nee DiCrosta) and his sister Phillis Hanley (nee Martel). When Dolly and Jack won the 1958 Skating Intra Dance National Title, it was the beginning of a great, big family. Jack’s family was his pride and joy. He leaves behind his loving children, Donna Downing of Ridgewood, NJ, John Martel Jr. of Matamoras, PA, James Martel of Melbourne, FL, Dawn Share of Chattanooga, TN, Carlton Vogt of Warwick, NY, 30 Grandchildren and 8 Great Grandchildren. Jack Martel, as he was known to everyone, was a Naval veteran of the Korean war. He worked 47 years as a conductor beginning at Erie, then Erie-Lackawanna, Conrail and finally NJ Transit. He retired from NJ Transit in 2004 having worked his way up to the top of the 1,250-person roster. He was a self-confessed workaholic that never sat still, who loved working with people. Always friendly and happy to lend a hand to those in need. During his off hours at the railroad he drove Short-Line buses, ran a Limousine business and worked as a police officer. He will be missed by all who knew him. Visitation will be held 2-4 and 6-8 pm Tuesday, September 11, at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. Prayers will be offered 9:15 AM at the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial 11;15 AM at St. Lukes R.C. Church, 340 Franklin Tpk, Ho-ho-kus. NJ. Rev. Eugene Gniewyk will be the celebrant. Interment will follow at Maryrest Cemetery, Mahwah, New Jersey. 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 knigh-tauchmoody.com

posted by DMA  # 10:06 AM

Friday, September 07, 2018

 

ADA E. KING MELNICK, PORT JERVIS, NEW YORK

Ada E. King Melnick age 95 of Port Jervis, NY passed away September 4, 2018 in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. She was born on March 9, 1923 in Port Jervis, NY the daughter of Frances Eldred King. In earlier years Ada worked at Novelty Slipper Co. and Kolmar Labs, Inc. in Port Jervis. She retired after 20 years of service from A.H.R.C. in Middletown, NY. She then worked for Laurel Grove Greenhouses in Port Jervis until her retirement in 1995. Ada married Alexander Melnick on May 18, 1944 who pre-deceased her on July 28, 1982. She is survived by her son Alexander “Skip” Melnick and his wife JoAnn of New Smyrna Beach, Florida, her daughter Charlene Innella and her husband Michael of Port Jervis, her daughters Donna Chant and her husband C.B. of Port Jervis, Denise Tyler and her husband Jerry of Port Aransas, Texas, Tammy Crist and her husband Thomas (Ada’s Buddy) of New Smyrna Beach, Florida, George Melnick and his wife Kim of Port Jervis. She is also survived by her beloved grandchildren; Alexander and Todd Melnick, Richard and Paul Dutton, Sherrill Rumsey, Kyle Innella, Colleen Montgomery, Sean McGoey, Sarah Norton, Thomas and Tyler Crist, Noah and Jessica Melnick, Carol Lindmeier, her great grandchildren; Alec, Jackson, Nathan, Arron, Jaime, Nickie, Ryan, Colin, Kyle, Hannah, Sophie, Kyle H, and Caden, Maeve, Jack and Kate, several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Ada was pre-deceased by her daughter Georgette Lynn “Gigi” Melnick, her granddaughters, Michelle Innella, Lori Ann Melnick, Lori Ann Crist and her great grandson Avell Crist and her daughter-in-law Betty Ann Melnick. Ada was a lifetime member of the Auxiliary V.F.W. Post # 161, Port Jervis and the Ladies Auxiliary of AHRC where she arranged BINGO, numerous dinners and festive events. A family statement read” Ada was a devoted Mom, grandmother and great grandmother. She loved life, her family and friends. Ada would do anything for anyone and will be sadly missed by all.” Visitation will be held 12 noon to 1 PM Monday, September 10 at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. Funeral services will follow at 1 PM at the funeral home with Rich Wilson officiating. Interment will take place at Pine Grove Cemetery, Matamoras, PA. Memorial contributions may be made to CDG CARE, PO Box 38832, Colorado Springs, CO. 80937-8832 or to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 245 Main St., Suite 250, White Plains, NY 10601. Arrangements are by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. For information, directions or to send a condolence note to the family visit knight-auchmoody.com.

posted by DMA  # 4:44 PM
 

ISABELLE K. STORMER, MATAMORAS, PENNSYLVANIA

Isabelle K. Stormer age 93 of Matamoras, Pennsylvania passed away September 2, 2018 at The Alliance Adult Living Facility in Matamoras, Pennsylvania user the loving care of Georgina Miner. Isabelle was born on May 5, 1925 in Troxeville, Pennsylvania the daughter of Miles and Alma Fetterolf Bingaman. She married John E. Stormer who pre-deceased her. Isabelle was a faithful member of the Hope Evangelical Free Church in Matamoras. She is survived by her two daughters Linda Cherry and her husband Allan of Matamoras, her daughter Dawn Hulse and her husband James of Matamoras, her sister Vivian Dreese of Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania, her beloved grandchildren; Beth, Cary and Ashlie, nine great grandchildren, three great great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Isabelle was pre-deceased by her grandson Brad Cherry. Graveside services will be private at Milford Cemetery, Milford, Pennsylvania. Clifford Jones will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to the Port Jervis -Deerpark Humane Society Route 209, Port Jervis, NY 12771 or to St. Jude Children’s Tribute Program, PO Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908. 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  # 10:35 AM

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