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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 Fire Department. 

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 four grandchildren.

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, Inc.

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. 

William Quinn, 
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. 

Theodore Husted,
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.

Willis Gilpin, 
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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