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HONESDALE — Kenneth Arnold of Honesdale, PA, a 34-year electrical ad plumbing contractor and lifelong area resident, died Tuesday, January 12 at Wayne Memorial Hospital. He was 63.
Son of Kenneth Arnold of Buffalo, NY and Elsie Wood Tiel of Honesdale, he was born October 3, 1935, in Honesdale.
Survivors include his wife, Arnetta Baugher Arnold; two daughters, Janet Schnakenberg of Eqinunk, PA and Kathleen Terreri of Dunmore, PA; his parents; four brothers, Robert Arnold, Ronald Arnold, and Richard Tiel, all of Honesdale, and John Arnold of Buffalo; three sisters, Doris Wood of Binghamton, NY, Joan Gager of Rileyville, PA and Joanne Kaminski of Buffalo; seven grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a son, Edward I. Arnold.
Services were held at the Arthur A. Bryant Funeral Home in Honesdale.
The Rev. Stuart Hunt officiated. Burial was in Indian Orchard Cemetery.
HONESDALE — Minnie Chandler of Honesdale, PA, a former employee of the Lackawaxen/Hawley Telephone Company and a lifelong area resident, died Wednesday, January 20 at Ellen Memorial Health Care Center. She was 93.
Daughter of the late Frank and Emma Kassel Burkhardt, she was born April 5, 1905, in Kimbles, PA. She was the widow of Frederick Chandler.
She was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Honesdale.
Survivors include three sons, Dr. Bruce of Fresno, CA, Dr. Earl of Golden, CO, and Douglas of Narrowsburg, NY; a brother, Charles Burkhardt of West Palm Beach, FL; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by three brothers, Arnold Burkhardt, John Burkhardt and Lester Burkhardt.
Services were held at Arthur A. Bryant Funeral Home in Honesdale. Burial was in Green Gates Cemetery in Hawley, PA.
Raymond L. Clouse
BARRYVILLE — Raymond L. Clouse of Barryville, retired owner of Clouse Brothers General Store in Barryville and lifetime resident of the area, died Monday, January 25, 1999 in Mercy Community Hospital, Port Jervis. He was 79.
Son of the late Frederick and Emma Clouse, he was born January 7, 1920 in Barryville. He was married for 56 years to Elsie Parker Clouse, who died January 6, 1997. He was a member of St. Ann's R.C. Church, of Shohola Local Retired Postmasters Auxiliary, National League of Postmasters Auxiliary, Town of Highland Lions Club and the A.A.R.P.
Survivors include three sisters-in-law, Eleanora Palmer and Hazel Iasiello, both of Barryville and Shirley Scarano of Crystal River, FL; a brother-in-law, William H. Parker, Jr. of Canajoharie, NJ; also many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
He was predeceased by a son, R. Bryon Clouse in 1965; and a brother, Joseph Clouse.
Friends may call at Gray-Rasmussen Funeral Home, Route 97 Barryville on Wednesday from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 - 9:00 a .m. Lions Club services are at the funeral home on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
The funeral Mass will be on Thursday, January 28, at 2:00 p.m. in St. Ann's R.C. Church, Shohola, PA with Rev. Michael Guinnan officiating.
Burial will be in the Montoza Cemetery, Barryville, NY.
Memorial contributions may be made to the R. Bryon Clouse Scholarship
Fnd, c/o Eldred Central School, Eldred, NY 12732 or St. Ann's R.C. Church,
Shohola, PA 18458.
LAKEVILLE — Michael Thomas Fenn of Lakeville, PA, co-owner of the Falls Port Inn and Restaurant in Hawley, PA, died Monday, January 4 in Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale, PA. He was 56.
Son of George and Doreen McNamara Fenn of Wayne, NJ, he was born in Jersey City, NJ.
He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and winner of the Escoffier medal. He held a degree in hotel and restaurant management from Paul Smith College and Cornell University. He was managing director for 14 years of the Mayflower Hotel on Central Park in New York City; corporate director of food and beverage for American Hotels in New York City; director of food and beverage of the Biltmore Hotel; a certified hotel administrator for the American hotel and Motel Association; and a controller and director of food and beverage for the Restaurant Association of New York City.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Sturm Fenn; a son, Michael, Jr., at home; a daughter, Karen, at home; two brothers, George and Clifton of NJ; and five nieces.
A memorial service was held at St. Paul's Lutheran Church. The Rev. Klaus G.W. Molzahn officiated. Cremation was at H.G. Smith Crematory in Stroudsburg, PA.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sloan-Kettering Hospital or
St. Paul's Lutheran Church or a charity of one's choice.
FRAN M. GODEK
SCRANTON — Fran M. Godek of Scranton, PA, a library clerk in the Scranton School District and a lifelong area resident, died Friday, January 15 in the Hospice Unit of Mercy Hospital in Scranton.
Daughter of Francis Wooley of Scranton and the late Mary McGinty Wooley, she was born in Scranton.
She was a member of St. Patrick's Church and its Society of the Faithful.
Survivors include her husband, John Godek; two daughters, Karen Godek of Beach Lake, PA and Kim Styche of Pittsburgh, PA; a sister, Maryann Ceminaro of Scranton; two grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
A funeral Mass was offered in St. Patrick's Church in Scranton. Burial
was in Cathedral Cemetery in Scranton.
JESSIE DOTEY KUNZMAN
MATAMORAS — Jessie Dotey Kunzman of Matamoras, PA, a homemaker and lifelong area resident, died Monday, January 18 in Golden Acres, Matamoras. She was 101.
Daughter of Hawley and Mary DeGroat Dotey, she was born December 8, 1897, in Ashley. She was the widow of Berten G. Kunzman.
She was a charter member of the Calvary Bible Church in Port Jervis, NY.
Survivors include a daughter, Theresa "Terry" Schock of Port Jervis; a granddaughter and a grandson; nieces and nephews.
Services were held at Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home in Port Jervis. The Rev. Ronald Clark officiated. Burial was in Mill Rift Cemetery in Mill Rift.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Calvary Bible Church, PO Box
22, Port Jervis, NY 12771.
HONESDALE — Elizabeth Malloy of Honesdale, PA, a former employee of the Katz Company and later owner and operator of the Jade Beauty Shop, both in Honesdale, died Friday, January 22 at home. She was 82.
Daughter of the late Edward P. and Eva H. Snavely Griffith, she was born July 1, 1916, in East Rutherford, NJ. She was the widow of Gerard F. "Oz" Malloy.
She was a graduate of Damascus High School, Class of 1934 and Madam Fenwick's Beauty School in Scranton, PA. She was a member of the Central United Methodist Church in Honesdale and was a volunteer at the Wayne Memorial Hospital Gift Shop and the Other Shop in Honesdale.
Survivors include a brother, Edward S. Griffith of Whiting, NJ; a cousin, Jeanne Hopstetter of Milanville, PA; nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews.
Services were held at the Hessling Funeral Home in Honesdale. The Rev. Mark R. Terwilliger, pastor of the Central United Methodist Church in Honesdale, officiated. Burial was in St. John's Cemetery in Honesdale.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Department of Home Health
Services, Wayne Memorial Hospital, 601 Park Street, Honesdale, PA 18431.
ROWLAND — Alexander McGonigal of Rowland, PA, a clerical worker for Republic Steel, died Monday, January 18 at home. He was 83.
Son of the late John F. and Elizabeth V. McDonough McGonigal, he was born in Brooklyn, NY.
He was a graduate of Utrecht High School in Brooklyn and studied piano and musical theory at Brooklyn College.
Survivors include a sister, Mary Jennerich of Seaford, Long Island; three brothers, Robert of Florida, James of Albrightsville, PA and John of Hawley, PA; nieces and nephews.
Services were held at the Bryant Funeral Home in Honesdale, PA. The Rev Paul McCauley, associate pastor of the Central United Methodist Church in Honesdale, officiated. Cremation took place at the Maple Hill Crematory in Archbald, PA.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Wayne
Unit, 627 Main Street, Honesdale, PA 18431.
SHOHOLA TWP. — Leona Otto of Shohola Twp., PA, a former farmer with her husband, died Sunday, January 24 in Mercy Community Hospital in Port Jervis. She was 81.
Daughter of the late Frederick and Sophie Riche Kleb, she was born June 3, 1917, in Newark, NJ.
She was a member of the Raymondskill Valley Grange and the Milford Hiking Club.
Survivors include her husband, Max Otto; a daughter, Linda Harding of Shohola; two grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Services were held at the Stroyan Funeral Home in Milford. The Rev.
Donald Coy of Redemption Lighthouse in Huguenot officiated. Burial was
in German Hill Cemetery in Shohola.
GOSHEN — David Pardy of Goshen, a sales manager/vice president of Royalhart Labs in New Hampton and a lifelong area resident, died Wednesday, January 13 at home. He was 79.
Son of Lawrence Roosevelt and Frances Wray Pardy, he was born December 20, 1920, in New Hampton.
He was a World War II fighter pilot and received the Distinguished Flying Cross. He attended Ithaca College School of Music.
He was a member of many committees and organizations in Goshen; served on many committees in Orange County; was currently a member of the Upper Delaware River Advisory County in Narrowsburg; a Fish and Wildlife Management Board alternate; and presently vice-chairman of the New York State Soil and Water Conservation Committee.
Survivors include his wife, Peggy Giffin Pardy, at home; a daughter, Wray Pardy-Pianta of Frederick, MD; a granddaughter, Alexa Pianta; a sister, Marion W. Jones of Albuquerque, NM; two brothers, William T of Oneida and Royal F.; nieces and nephews.
Services were held at the Donovan Funeral Home in Goshen.
Memorial contributions may be made to Arden Hill Foundation, PO Box
233, Goshen, NY 10924 or the Orange County Arboretum.
EDITH I. CONVERSE OWLETT PATMORE
CUDDEBACKVILLE — Edith I. Converse Owlett Patmore of Cuddebackville, a two-year area resident of the Jeffersonville Adult Home and a 60-year area resident, and a retired employee of Kolmar Laboratories in Port Jervis, died Sunday, January 17 in Grover Hermann Division of Community General Hospital in Callicoon. She was 85.
Daughter of Franklin L. and Carrie B. House Converse, she was born October 10, 1913 in Canisteo. She was the widow of Fred B. Owlett and George A. Patmore.
Survivors include two sons, Fred Owlett of Milford, Ohio, and George E. Patmore of Kill Buck; two daughters, Audrey Owlett of Syracuse and Yvonne "Bonnie" Jagger of Westbrookville; two sisters, Blanche Jeffers of Little Genesee and Belva Bradley of Seneca Falls; 13 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by one daughter, Gail A. Haberle.
Services and burial were held in the Westbrookville Cemetery in Westbrookville.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Cuddebackville Fire and Rescue
RAYMOND W. RHIEL SR.
SHOHOLA — Raymond W. Rhiel, Sr. of Walker Lake, Shohola, PA, a retired supervisor of 5A Tire Assembly Plant and Mack Trucks of Allentown for 10 years, died Tuesday, January 5 at home. He was 72.
Son of Kenneth and Elizabeth Wilson Rhiel, he was born March 10, 1926, in Bethlehem, PA. He was the widower of Dorothy L. "Dolly" (Kunsman) Rhiel.
He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II serving as an electrician's mate from 1944-46; was a member of the Milford American Legion Post, and the National L.S.M. Naval Fleet Association. He had been owner-operator of Pool Service & Supply Co. of Orefield.
Survivors include three sons, Raymond W. "Butch" Jr. and Gary A., both of Bethlehem and Scott of Langhome, PA; a daughter, May Rhiel-Brokenshire of Shenandoah, PA; two brothers, Robert of Langhome and Wesley of Swoyersville, PA; and five grandchildren.
He was predeceased by a brother, Kenneth.
Services were held at the Long Funeral Home in Bethlehem. Burial was
at the Nisky Hill Cemetery in Bethlehem.
WILLIAM VON DEBEN
JEFFERSONVILLE — William Von Deben of Jeffersonville, a carpenter for Allison & Devore Contractors in Hurleyville, died Thursday, January 14 at home. He was 59.
Son of the late William and Margaret Morgart Von Deben, he was born January 30, 1939, in New York City.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann Falkenberg Von Deben, at home; a daughter, Laura Lebron of Jeffersonville; a son, Eric of Hopewell Junction; a sister, Mary Louise Borden of Youngsville; a nephew; and two granddaughters.
Memorial services were held at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville. The Rev. Kristen Anderson officiated. Cremation took place at the Twin Tiers Crematory in Endicott.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Lutheran Church, Jeffersonville,
NY 12748 or to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh,
THADDEUS W. WARD
GREELEY — Thaddeus W. Ward of Greeley, PA, a retired New York City transit bus driver and a 23-year area resident, died Tuesday, January 5 at Julia Ribaudo Health Care Center in Lake Ariel, PA. He was 85.
Son of Thaddeus and Catherine Errigner Ward, he was born February 8, 1913, in Brooklyn, NY.
Survivors include his wife, Joan Ward at home; a brother Walter of Amityville, Long Island; a sister, Doris Bates of Brooklyn, NY; nieces and nephews.
Services were held at Gray-Rasmussen Funeral Home in Barryville, NY. The Rev. Michael Quinnan officiated. Burial was in Lackawaxen Cemetery in Lackawaxen, PA.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Ann's Church in Shohola, PA.
STATESVILLE — Zofia Jakubowski of Statesville, NC died on Monday, January 25, 1999 in the Iredell Memorial Hospital, Statesville, NJ. She was 76.
Formerly of Garfield, NJ, she had resided in Statesville for the past 17 years.
The daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Szeurczyk, she was born November 18, 1922 in Poland.
She is survived by her husband, Alexander Jakubowski at home; two sons: Jesse Jakubowsi of Eldred and Adam Jakubowski of Statesville, NC; one daughter, Donna Jakubowski of Statesville, NC, and 10 grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Gray-Rasmussen Funeral Home, Route 97, Barryville on Thursday, January 29 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Funeral Mass will be on Friday, January 29, 1999 at 11:00 a.m. in St. Anthony's R.C. Church, Yulan.
Burial will be in St. Anthony's Cemetery, Eldred.