|James A. King, 71,
of Hemlock Farms, died June 6. He was a retired Special Agent for the
Treasury Department and is survived by three daughters, two sons, two brothers
and six grandchildren. A memorial Mass of the Resurrection is scheduled
for June 21, 1997 at 11:00 a.m. at the St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic
Church in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Arrangements were by Stroyan Funeral Home,
Inc. in Milford.
Frank Vincent Giambra, 76,
of Walker Lake, died May 31, 1997. He was a member of St. Ann's Calvary
Church in Shohola and is survived by wife wife, Helen, one son and two
daughtes, two step-sons, one step-daughter,, 11 grandchildren and two nephews.
He was predceased by his first wife, Cecila Irene Chambers, in 1982. Burial
was at Calverton Nation Cemetery in Plainview, N.Y.
Bethel Steiner, 80,
of Milford, died on June 2, in Thaca, N.Y. She was a language teacher
in the old Milford High School and married Albert Charle s Steiner, who
predceased her in 1994. Later, she resumed working, as an English teacher
in the Port Jervis High School. After retiring, she became active in the
Milfgord Garden Club, Milford Bridge Club, the Pike County Architectural
Study Group and the Pike County Historial Society. She is survived by three
children, four sisters, six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Mary M. Marcello, 78,
of Lakeville, Pa., died at Mercy Hospital in Scranton, survived by
two sons, Louis Marcello, of Cairo, Egypt, Dennis Marcello of Myrtle Beach,
S.C., 2 daughter, Eleanor Kiley and Leona Clayson of Lakeville, Pa., a
brother, a sister, 9 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Donations
to Hawley Public Library. Funeral arrangements were by Stroyan Funeral
Home of Milford.
TY MICHAEL SMITH 33,
died on May 12. He was the son of Ellsworth and Beverly Smith and was
married to Elaine Eberz, of Shohola. He is survived by two children, Nichole
Katherine and Ashley Elizabeth. Contributions may be made to the Ty Smith
Fund at the Wayne Bank.
Wesley Van Arsdale, 72,
a retired Pike County builder, died after a long illness, survived
by his wife, Fern, and a 2 daughters, 2 stepsons, 1 stepdaughter, 2 brothers
and grandchildren and great grandchildren. Memorial donations to the Milford
Ruth Marie Stengel, 70,
of Matamoras, died May 10, survived by her husband, Henry, 2 sons and
a twin sister, as well as grandchildren.
Ida McCardle McGinn, 98,
died May 12 in The Bronx. She was formerly of Dingman Ferry and is
survived by a son, 2 daughters, a sister, 16 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
Donations to the Frances Schervier Home and Hospital, 2875 Independance
Ave., Bronx, NY 10463.
Wallace Gumble, 79,
of Paupack, died suddenly on May 1. A retired carpenter, he is survived
by a son, nieces and nephews and cousins. Donations to Paupack Fish &
Game Club, c/o Dick Gumble, Paupack, PA 18451.
NINA MEEHAN, 91,
of Matamoras, died at Valley Convalescent Home on Good Friday. She
was predeceased by her husband, Alphonsus Meehan, who died in 1977. She
was a member of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in Matamoras, and she
is survived a daughter and many other relatives. Milford.
THERESE B. FRUCHNICHT
died in Huntsville, Alabama. She was a longtime area resident and retired
assembler for Kolmar Laboratories in Port Jervis.
BEVERLY SAUL, 68,
who lived in Milford, died on February 13. a day before her 69th birthday.
She was a resident of Port Jervis and then Milford for most of her life,
and she was buried in Beth-El Cemetery in Port Jervis. She was a retired
reading teacher at Montague Elementary School. She was a graduate of new
York University and a member of the Retired Teachers Association of New
Jersey and the National Education Association and Orion Society, as well
as Temple Beth-El in Port Jervis. She is survived by her husband, Leonard
Saul, and three sons, Michael, Richard and Steven as well as a sister and
EDSON F. WHITNEY, 78,
of Twin Lakes, Shohola Township, and Vero Beach, Florida, died on February
16 after a long illness. Whitney, long-known for his runs at advanced age
along Twin Lakes Road with his wife Barbara, was said to be smiling until
the end, when he passed away in Florida. A retired officer of the the Co-operative
Savings and Loan Association of Port Jervis, he lived in this area all
of his life. He was a leading athlete during high school and college days,
and he was very active in local civic affairs, and past president of the
Port Jervis Rotary and district governor of Rotary International. He had
perfect attendance for more than 40 years, and he was poud that he attended
no matter where in the world he was. Whitney was also past Exalted Ruler
of the Port Jervis Elks Lodge, a member of the Port Jervis Little League,
Industrial Authority and Board of Education as well as an advisory member
of the Mercy Community Hospital. He is survived by his wife, barbara, a
son, Edson E. Whitney, and daughter-in-law, , Barbara Thomson Whitney of
Dhaka, Bagladesh and Batltimore, Md., and daughter Pamela Whitney Sanches
and son-in-law, Joe Sanches of Vero Beach, Fl. Services will be held at
the convenience of the family at a later date. Contributions may be made
to the American Cancer Society.
IRWIN HOLMAN, 80,
died suddenly at his home in Walnut Creek, California on January 17.
He was not a resident of this area, but was the father-in-law of Paul Siegel,
who grew up in this area and is the brother of Art Siegel, Publisher of
The Courier. Paul Siegel is married to Holman's daughter, Sheri Siegel.
Holman's survivors include his wife, Rita Holman, as well as Sheri Siegel
and and a son and another daughter as well as five grandchildren including
Paul's triplets. Holman was a pharmacist who moved to the West Coast from
Hollis, New York.
JOSEPH BELL AMBLER, 86,
of Twin Lakes, Shohola, died on January 16. He is survived by his wife,
Catherine, a son, Allan, of Stroudsburg; five daughters, Joanne Ficken
of twin Lakes, Kathleen Kyle and Judith Hogan, both of Milford; Maryann
Myers of Newburgh, N.Y., Eileen Burlingame of Dayton, OH.; 21 grandchildren;
17 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Burial will take
place at Milford Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Donations may
be made to the charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements by Stroyan
Funeral Home, Inc.
Mary H. Moureaux, 76,
of Milford, died on January 16th. She was an original member of the
Milford Bible Church. Surviving are two sons, Craig andVann Moureaux; and
two daughters, Jane Barber and Dorothy Palovitz; six grandchildren and
several nieces. Funeral services January 21 at 11 a.m. at Milford Bible
Church. Memorial donations to Milford Bible Church, 303 West Ann St., Milford,
PA 18337. Burial in Milford Cemetery. Arrangements by Stroyan Funeral Home,
Alex Weiss, 79
a retired postal worker and Army veteran, died at his home in Wild
Acres after a long illness. He lived in the area for 14 years and is survived
by his wife, Charlotte, a daughter, Ruth Leibowitz of Lexington, Mass.,
a sister, four grandsons and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services
were held at the Stroyan Funeral Home in Milford. Donations to Karen Ann
Quinland Center of Hope,99 Sparta Ave., Newton, NJ 07860.
Elwood "Deacon" Hubbard, 80,
died on December 27. Services were held on December 29. Hubbard, a
constable of Greene Township, was married to Supervisor Mary Ann Hubbard,
and is survived by her and a son, Chris, a police officer.
A baby girl was born to Bill and Janet Rice at Mercy Hospital in Scranton.
Alice Suneson, 90,
of Pond Eddy, Westfall Township, Pa. died on December 20 at her home.
Her husband, Robrt E. Suneson, predeceased her in 1985. Dhe was survived
by trwo sons, Richard Suneson of Yonkers, N.Y., and Eric Suneson, of Fort
Myers Beach, FL.; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Memoiral
donations to St. Jacobi's Lutheran Church in Shohola, Pa. Funeral arrangements
were by Stroyan Funeral Home, Inc. in Milford.
Herbert Fulmer, 67,
of Shohola, did on December 20th in hackettstown, N.J. Survivors include
his wife at home, four daughters; and four grandchildren. A memorial service
will be held on December 27th at 1:00 p.m. at Stroyan Funeral Homes, 405
W. Harford St., Milford, Pa. Memorial donations: Milford Volunteer Ambulance
Corps or Lackawaxen Volunteer Ambulance Corps.
"Bus" Emery, A Gentle Soul
No time is a good time to die--but it seems especially sad that a good
person like Henry "Bus" Emery should have made his exit at this usually
joyous time of year. Bus was 79 when he passed away on December 16, and
little by little life his life ebbed. But he left behind a wonderful wife
and a two children, a grandson, three brothers and two sisters. Bus came
from a family of skilled craftsmen. His father was the master stonemason
of this area, who did the stone work for the Pinchot family ("Ma Pinchot,"
he called the Governor's wife). Though his dad might have been considered
irascible, judging from the letters he used to write, Bus was a gentle
soul, who stayed far away from controversy and minded his own business.
He could shovel the snow off roofs and turn an Erie steam whistle into
a beautiful lamp. He did not have a mena bone in his body--and he will
be sorely missed by everyone who knew him. New Arrival:
Corey Matthew Chelak,
born to Greg and Stacey Chelak of Port Township, on November 20, 1996.
Baby and parents doing nicely.
son of John and Gudrun Quinn, died suddenly. Funeral services at Stroyan
Funeral Home, 2 p.m., December 12.
Anthony Luca, 72,
a resident of Gold Key Estates, manager of the liquor store in Milford,
died December 3. He was survived by his wife, a son, two daughters, and
two sisters. Arrangements were made by Stroyan Funeral Home.
Craig Holden, 79,
retired entertainer, died on November 28. He left no survivors. Funeral
arrangements were made by Stroyan Funeral Home. A memorial service will
be held at 2:00 p.m. on December 14th at the Renwood Farm, where he lived.
Elizabeth L. Friedlaender,
died at the age of 85. She formerly resided at Hemlock Farms and died
on November 25 in Warwick, N.Y. She was a member of the Pike County Yacht
Club and Republican Women's Club. Her survivors include a son, Walther,
of Warwick; two daughters, Gail Smith of Danville, CA; and Elizabeth Isele
of Kennebunk, ME; one brother; ten grandchildren and eight great-grandcildren.
The funeral arrangements were made by Stroyan Funeral Home; funeral on
November 29 at 4:30 p.m. at the Good Shepherd and St. John Episcopal Church,
Milford; burial on November 30 at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, N.Y.
70, of Milford, died November 24 at Montefiroe Hospital, The Bronx.
He had been an attorney in New York and was Vice Dean at the University
of Pennsylvania law School. He lived in Milford for four years and attended
St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church in Milford. He is survived by his wife
at home, five sons including James of Milford, one sister, and nine grandchildren.
A Mass will be celebrated on November 30 at St. Patrick's Church. Burial
will be in the Milford Cemetery. Local arrangements were handled by Stroyan
Funeral Home, 405 West Harford Street, Milford, PA 18337.
Judge Arlington Williams
who once presided in Pike County and later became Senior Judge in Monroe
County, died at the age of 93. A beloved figure in legal circles, he was
a scholar of the law, a Sunday school teacher and Elder in the Stroudsburg
First Presbyterian Church.
Joseph Lewis Prignon,
of Milford, died on November 19, at the age of 61. He was married to
Marilyn (Bushnell) Prgnon and owned and operated JOCO Camper Sales and
Route 6 Camper Sales in Shohola, Pa. He was a past president of the Pike
County Chamber of Commerce. Survivors are many and include three daughters;
one step-daughter, three sons,Dameen Elizabeth Decker, two step-sons, two
brothers and one sister. Donations may be made to New Life Christian Day
School, Box 300, Matamoras, PA 18336.
Dameen Elizabeth Decker,
27, of Milford, died on Wednesday, October 16, 1996 at Mercy Community
Hospital in Port Jervis, N.Y. She was born on December 29, 1968 in Ridley
Park, Pa., and was the daughter of Linda (Connor) Sanicola. She is survived
by her mother, of Milford, Pa.; step-father, Salvatore Sanicola, of Milford,
Pa.; Robert Decker, of San Francisco; a step-sister, Meilissa Sanicola,
of Milford, Pa.; sister-in-law, Stefanie Decker, of Milford, Pa.; and six
nieces and nephews.
She was graduated from Delaware Valley High School, Kutztown University
and Fashion Institute of Technology. Burial was at the Milford Cemetery.
66, former Pike County Commissioner died on October 16, 1996.
Gilpin, who served three terms as Commssioner, was also well-known
as a Newfoundland pharmacist and businessman. A memorial service will be
held at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, October 21st at the Methodist Church, where
he was married to Jane Gilpin.
Julia T. Murphy, 88, of Dingmans Ferry, Pa., died on saturday, october
12, 1996, at the Milford Valley Convalescent Home.
Burial was in Delaware Cemetery on October 16.
She is survived by two daughters, Janet Flaherty, of Dingmans Ferry,
Pa., and Margaret Ehlers, of Winston Salem, N.C.; a son, William Murphy,
of Alexandria, Va.; eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Dolores A. Lauglin, 67, of Sunrise Lake, Milford, Pa., died on October
12, 1996 at Mercy Community Hospital in Port Jervis, N.Y. She was born
in Cliffside Park, N.J. on February 19, 1929. She is survived by her husband,
3 sons, Richard of Mechanicsville, Pa., Kenneth of Casa Grande, Ariz.,
Robert of Gold key Estates, Milford; one daughter, Barbara Laughlin of
Medford, Mass; a sister, Marian Brannigan of Waymart, Pa. and five grandchildren.
Burial was arranged by Stroyan Funeral Home, Inc. at Milford Cemetery.
Helen Agnes Daly, 87, of Wild Acres, died on Saturday, October 12, 1996
at her daughter's home in Wild Acres, Dingmans Ferry, Pa.
She was buried by the Stroyan Funeral Home, Inc. in Delaware Cemetery
in Dingmans Ferry.
She is survived by one daughter, Judith Ann Craw, and several nieces
and nephews.Dolores A. Laughlin, 67, of Sunrise Lake, Milford, Pa., died
on Saturday, october 12 at the Milford Valley Convalescent Home.
She was born in Jersey City on October 31, 1907 and is survived by
two daughters, Janet Flaherty of Dingmans Ferry, Pa. and Margaret Ehlers
of Winston Salem, N.C.; and a son. William Murphy of Alexandria, Va.; eight
grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Burial was in Delaware Cemetery, Dingmans Ferry, Pa.
Donations may be made to the Karen Ann Quinlan Center of Hope, 99 Sparta
Ave., Newton, NJ 07880.
Lou Cybulska, a Courier columnist and member of the Delaware Valley
School Board, died on September 5th, after a long illness.
Sheila Knox, who worked for years as a title searcher, wife of Al Knox,
the forester, died.
Sandy Sutherland, a community leader, died.
Alden Koch died. A former State Trooper, he served as a deputy Sheriff.
Sarah M. Tanner, 79, died July 8, 1996. Funeral was July 11, 1996 at
Stroyan Funeral Home.
Patricia Ann Novak, Age 32--Died July 2, 1996, automobile accident.
Columnist and Roving reporter for The Courier. Survived by George M. Novak,
and children, Elizabeth Novak, Keith Novak, and Zachary Novak. Donations
to Novak Family, HCR 67, Box 282E, Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328.
Fred Walter. Funeral was July 10, 1996 at the Milford Presbyterian Church.
Loretta Gladys Myer--Call Stroyan Funeral Home for details
Donald Cook of Gold Key Estates, died May 25.
Nathan Kinbar, formerly of Milford, died on May 28.
Jean Wade, 75, of Pike County, widow of Donald Z. Wade, died on May
23, after a short illness and surgery. She is survived by a daughter, Joyce
Patterson, of Milford, and a son, Thomas Torio, of Danville, California.
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