Issue 39 — Thursday, April 28, 2016

MILFORD — Carl Spencer Beaudry, 89 went to be with the Lord on April 23 having received loving care from his family and from the Compassionate Care Hospice Center in Dover, NJ.
He lived in Netcong, NJ and later moved to Sussex County before retiring with his wife Edie in 1991 to Shohola, PA.
Carl was born in North Reading, Massachusetts to Edward and Lena (nee Poirier) Beaudry, and graduated from the L.D. Batchelder School.
After changing the date of his birth certificate, Carl enlisted into the Navy at age 16. He traveled on many Liberty ships to Europe, Asia, the South Pacific, Russia, and South America during war time, picking up and remembering many words and phrases along the way. He kept in touch with many shipmates and childhood friends up until his passing.
A salesman by nature, Carl sold Electrolux vacuum cleaners door-to-door for many years, and later worked for Picatinny Arsenal. He continued to work part time, selling advertising space to local businesses well into his 80s.
Carl was a devout Yankee fan; loved music and animals and piloting small aircraft. He also enjoyed sharing photographs and penning letters to family and friends, horse racing, and visiting the casino, but most of all loved the company of his children and grandchildren, who affectionately called him “Pappy.”
Whether it was history, sports, sewing, photography, foreign languages, black jack or craps, “Pappy” was happy to share information and provide instruction, encouragement and words of praise. He is predeceased by his wife of 64 years Edie (nee Manuel); grandson Michael Condrillo, and daughter-in-law Anna (nee Frenenski) Beaudry.
He is survived by son Glenn Beaudry of Tampa, Fl; daughters Gail Beaudry of Lake Hopatcong; Linda Condrillo and husband Kent of Mountainside; Lee Ann Wisniewski and husband George of Highland Lakes, and six grandchildren, Robert, Blair, Chad, Adam, Brianna, Natalie and a great-granddaughter on the way.
A memorial service and burial will be held on June 17 at 2 p.m. at the Northern NJ Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Sparta, NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association at

PORT JERVIS — Lois M. Conklin age 74 of Port Jervis, NY, passed away at Bon Secours Community Hospital, Port Jervis, NY on April 22. She was born on January 12, 1942 in Huguenot, NY, the daughter of the late Fred C. Conklin and Carrie Conklin.
Lois retired as an assembler for A&W Products in Port Jervis. She was member of Drew United Methodist Church in Port Jervis.
Lois married James Conklin who pre-deceased her.
She is survived by two daughters; Tammy Conklin Durbin and her husband Matthew of Port Jervis, NY, Doreen Conklin and her companion Sue Enright of Sparrowbush, NY; two grandchildren: Katarina Parise and Jamie Meisenhelder; two sisters: Henrietta Crawn and her husband Allen of Port Jervis, NY, and Cordelia DeStefano of Port Jervis, NY; her brother William Conklin and his wife Patricia of Port Jervis, NY.
Lois was predeceased by two sisters: Elsie Oppelt and Marjorie Morgan, her two brothers Fred Conklin, Jr and Jesse Conklin.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 28 from 10-11 a.m. at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., 154 East Main Street, Port Jervis, NY 12771. Rev. Ann Rost conducted funeral services following visitation at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Internet took place at Rural Valley Cemetery in Cuddebackville, NY.
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

PORT JERVIS — Mr. Mark Gordon Davis of Port Jervis, NY and a life time resident of the area died Sunday, April 17 at home with his family by his side. He was 58.
He was born March 7, 1958 in Port Jervis, NY the son of Jack G. Davis and the late Joyce Jeffers Davis.
Mark worked as a self-employed Carpenter for many years and also worked for Future Homes, Port Jervis and Wilder Manufacturing in Port Jervis.
A family statement read: Marks passion was his family, rock and roll and enjoying outdoor activities. A quote that sums up Mark: I’m the one that has to die when it’s time for me to die, so let me live my life, the way I want to. – Jimi. Peace and Love.
Surviving are life companion, Olga Zernhelt of Port Jervis, NY, father, Jack G. Davis of Strong, ME, sons Gage Davis of Port Jervis, NY and Cale Davis of Port Jervis, NY. Also surviving are brother-in-law Bill Bernhelt and his wife Deb of Sparrowbush, NY and two sister-in-laws; Marysue Moore and her husband Peter of Milford, PA and Sharon Renninger and her husband Ed of Whitehall, PA as well as several nieces and nephews.
There will be no visitation and funeral services will be private.
Cremation was at H.G. Smith Crematory, Stroudsburg, PA.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550
Funeral arrangements are by the Gray-Parker Funeral Home, 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY 12771.
For additional information, directions or to send a condolence note to the family visit

PORT JERVIS — William J. Decker age 78 of Montague, New Jersey passed away Sunday, April 24 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on December 28, 1937 in Huguenot, NY, the son of Donald and Helen Dwyer Decker. Bill was a graduate of Port Jervis High School and was All DUSO participating in football, baseball and track.
He was a member of the Deerpark Reformed Church in Port Jervis, a former Deacon and consistory member.
He proudly served our country during the Korean War with the US Navy. Bill was an umpire and former coach for the Port Jervis Little League and a referee for JV Football. He was a member of the Port Jervis Lodge of Elks, #645 B.P.O.E. and a member of the Metaque Falls Hunting Club.
Bill retired after many years of service from Verizon Telephone Co., in Port Jervis. In later years he worked as a real estate salesman for Resort Construction at Gold Key Lakes, PA. Bill was well known for his sweet corn and vegetables that he sold on River Road in Montague.
A family statement read, “After a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease we lost our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother. A great man who loved his family more than life itself. We always enjoyed his quick wit and charming sarcasm that will leave us all with lasting memories. He will be deeply missed but live forever in our hearts.
Bill married the love of his life Lois A. Powers Decker, on December 2, 1961 who survives him at home.
He is also survived by his daughter JoEllen Leeper and her husband Randy of Port Jervis, his son David Decker of Clarksville, Tenn., his sister, Denise Shay and her husband Carlton of Aston, PA, one sister-in-law Alice Jessen and her husband Charles Jessen, his beloved grandchildren, Randy Leeper, Jr. and his companion Megan Barber, Melissa Talmadge and her husband Michael, Bryan Leeper and his companion Ariel Stankewicz, Kyra, Gabrielle, and Ariel Decker, five great-grandchildren, Cameron, Alabama, Mia, Max and Lexi, and one niece and several nephews.
He was pre-deceased by his two children Jon David and James Alan Decker, and his sister Marilyn Decker.
Visitation was held Tuesday, April 26 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. Funeral services were held 11 a.m.Wednesday April 27 at the Deerpark Reformed Church, Port Jervis, NY. Rev. Charles Jessen and Rev. Stephen Jessen officiated.
Interment followed with military honors at Laurel Grove Cemetery, Port Jervis, NY. Memorial contributions may be made to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Avenue, Newton, NJ, 07860 or to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, NY, NY 10018.
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


John Henry Fleming

MILFORD —John Henry (“Johnny”) Fleming died April 18, 2016. He was 58 years old. Son of Lois Fleming and the late John Fleming. He was born June 23, 1957, in Lake Hiawatha, NJ.
Johnny attended Delaware Valley High School and was a life long resident of Milford, PA. He enjoyed the outdoor life of his community and as a avid cyclist he could be found cycling the hills and roadways with his biking buddies, fishing, skiing, playing volleyball, tubing the Sawkill and creating a fun factor in everything that he did.
He established Fleming Trucking over forty years ago and considered himself a “truckologist.” Many of his closest friends, including his best friend, Pat Miola, worked with him in his business. Johnny with his wife Michele also ran the Grindstone Bakery in Shohola, PA. He was a very loving and committed husband to Michele for twenty eight years; his strong love for his family was felt by everyone. Johnny had a deep love for his pets and all animals.
Surviving family members include his mother, Lois Fleming. His wife, Michele Fleming. His mother-in-law, Renee Emery. His children Amanda, Michael, and Joseph Fleming. His sisters, Barbara Jeanne Fleming and Patricia Lutfy. His brothers-in-law Gregory Lutfy and Scott Gregg. His sisters-in-law Cindy and Cat Barber and Anita Gregg. His daughters-in-law, Sheila and Donna Fleming. His nieces and nephews Jesse and Julie Pelikan, Grace, Sofie and Jack Lutfy, Sean and Kelly Barber, Heather, David and Abigail Peterson and Eric Gregg. His grandchildren, Reghan and Alexa Olson, Christopher,Patrick, Michael, Joseph and Julie Fleming. He was predeceased by his father, John Fleming, his father-in-law Gifford Emery and his brother Joseph Fleming.
Family and friends gathered at The Milford Cemetery on April 21 to honor John’s life.
Memorial donations may be made to the Pike County Humane Society, PO Box 255 Milford, PA 18337

Kathryn M. Martin

MATAMORAS — Mrs. Kathryn M. Martin of Matamoras, PA passed peacefully on April 18 at Milford Senior Care. She was 95.
She was born February 25, 1921 in Port Jervis, NY to the late James V. and Hannabel Richardson Latham.
She was married 64 years to Joseph E. Martin, the love of her life, until his death in March 2012.
She was a faithful member of St. Joseph’s R.C. Church and served on the Altar and Rosary Society for many years. She was also employed by Skydyne and later by St. Francis/Mercy Community Hospital for many years. She also volunteered there after retirement.
Surviving is her son, Michael Martin of Georgia and her daughter, Elizabeth Rhoades and her husband Lloyd of Matamoras; four grandchildren, Elizabeth Martin Brown, Russell Martin, Christopher Morock and Stephen Rhoades; three great-grandchildren, Jerilyn, Joseph and Brian.
Her surviving extended family includes Joann VanHorn and her husband Carl, Jeffrey Rhoades and his wife Heather, grandchildren, Heather, Carl, Gregory and Jillian. Also several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her brother, James Latham.
There will be no visitation
Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 22 with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph’s R.C. Church, 307 Ave. F., Matamoras, PA with Monsignor Rimigo Rocco officiating.
Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Port Jervis, NY.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s R.C. Church, 307 Ave. F., Matamoras, PA 18336.
Funeral arrangements are by the Gray-Parker Funeral Home, 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis. For additional information, directions or to send a condolence note to the family please visit

Walter “Wally” Talmadge

MATAMORAS — Walter “Wally” Talmadge age 84 of Matamoras, PA passed away Friday, April 22 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on February 16, 1932 in Port Jervis, NY the son of Howard and Harriet Ryerson Talmadge.
Wally proudly served our country during the Korean War with the US Army. He retired from Union Local #17 in Newburgh, as a masonry construction worker after many years. Wally married Vera Quick and celebrated 61 years of marriage on October 16, 2015. He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Matamoras.
A family statement read “After a brief, but courageous battle with cancer, we lost our beloved husband, father and grandfather. A good man with a warm heart, who left us with memories that will last for a lifetime. While our hearts are broken, we are grateful that he is at peace.”
Wally is survived by and leaves to cherish his memory in their hearts, his wife Vera Quick Talmadge at home, his daughter Karen Codichini and her husband Robert of New Market, MD., his two sons; Walter Talmadge of the State of Florida, and John Talmadge at home, five grandchildren; Alexa, Kyla, Jordan and his special grandsons Jeremy and Walter, III, two step-grandchildren; Robert and Michael, three great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind their precious pet, Nala.
He was pre-deceased by his siblings Jay, Mike, Richard, Howard, Edward and Ann.
Memorial services to be announced at a later date will be held at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675 or to the Pike County Humane Society, PO Box 255, Milford, PA 18337.
Arrangements are entrusted to 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


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