Obituaries

Issue 13 — Thursday, October 30, 2014

GREELEY — Agnes H. (Greening) Boehm, long time resident of Greeley, PA was born on February 19, 1921, died October 20, 2014 at Milford Senior Care, Milford, Pa where she had been moved to after a massive stroke.
She was the daughter of the late August T. and Wilhemina Greening and was predeceased by her loving husband Joseph and son John Boehm.
She is survived by her daughter Kathleen (Boehm) Wieboldt and son in law Gerald (Bud) Wieboldt, a daughter in law, two grandsons, and two great grandchildren.
Agnes led quite a full life raising a family and helping her husband with his business, she managed their business JJ Boehm Construction for many years. She helped form the Wallenpaupack jointure which was the beginning of Wallenpaupack Area High School. She served on the Lackawaxen school board as well as on the Wallenpaupack jointure. She was involved in many activities which included PTA, Greeley Grange, Eastern Star, and co-owner of Gunsmoke Trap Shooting range in Greeley.
At the age of 53 she decided to become a beautician and went to beauty school. She received her beautician license as well as a manager’s license. She worked and co-owned Shear Perfection Beauty Salon and Boutique in Greeley.
A memorial service will be held at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Route 590, Greeley, PA on November 4, 2014 at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Lackawaxen Cemetery, Lackawaxen, Pa.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 205-233 Route 590, Greeley, PA 18425 or to the Pike County Humane Society, PO Box 255, Milford, PA 18337.
Arrangements by Stroyan Funeral Home, 405 West Harford St., Milford, PA.

MATAMORAS — Anna P. Campbell, age 94 of Matamoras died Wednesday, Oct. 22 at the Roscoe Regional Resident Health Care Facility, Roscoe, NY. Anna was born on Jan. 13, 1920 in Sparrowbush, NY, the daughter of the late Frank B. and Helen V. Gilson Cherry.
She was a very faithful member of the Sparrowbush United Methodist Church. Anna taught Sunday School to the Jr. High and Sr. High School girls for over twenty years and continues to receive cards and letters from her friendships. Anna started each day quoting Psalm 118: Verse 24, “This is the day which the Lord hath made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”
Anna married Jack B. Campbell who pre-deceased her. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. Anna was pre-deceased by her two brothers, F. Edgar Cherry and R. Philip Cherry, her three sisters, Helen Chandler, Catherine “Kitty” Cherry and Grace Cherry.
Services and interment will be private at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sparrowbush United Methodist Church, 44 Main St., Sparrowbush, NY 12780.
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.

LAKEVILLE — Gwendolyn A. Carlson, age 90 of Lakeville, died on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at the Bethany Village Senior Living Community, Bethany, PA., in the sure and certain hope of the Resurrection.
She was born on Aug. 16, 1924 in Hempstead, Long Island, the daughter of Thomas W. and Grace L. Sandom Gosden.
Gwendolyn was a model for Bergdorf Goodman in New York City. She left her modeling career at the outbreak of WWII to work for Sperry Gyroscope Co., manufacturing bomb sites for the war effort. She was a Past President of the P.T.A., at the Rockville Centre, Long Island School District, and a former cub scout den mother.
Throughout her life Gwendolyn was very active with each Episcopal Church in the community where she lived.
She is survived by her three sons, Ret. Lt. Col. Edwin T. Carlson and his wife Patricia of Satellite Beach, Florida, Philip A. Carlson and his wife Brenda of Houston, Texas and The Rev. Canon David Lee Carlson, Canon Missioner of the Delaware -Catskill Episcopal Ministry which includes Grace Episcopal Church in Port Jervis, and his spouse Timothy of Lakeville, PA. She is also survived by her granddaughter, and three great grandchildren.
She was pre-deceased by her husband Edwin A. Carlson and her grandson Edwin R. Carlson.
A Mass of the Resurrection was held Saturday, Oct. 25 at the Grace Episcopal Church, 85 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. The Bishop of New York, The Rt. Rev. Andrew M.L. Dietsche, was the Celebrant. Private interment took place at the North Bend Cemetery, North Bend, PA.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Grace Episcopal Church, 84 Seward Ave., Port Jervis, NY 12771.
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.

HONESDALE — Gerda Chan, age 94, a resident of Ellen Memorial Health Care Center, Honesdale, died Saturday, Oct. 25, following an illness.
Born Aug. 21, 1920, in Brooklyn, NY, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Ingrid Roseland. After spending many summers here, she moved here forty years ago. She had been a resident of both South Canaan and Hawley. Prior to her retirement, she worked as a nurse at Wayne Memorial Hospital.
Gerda enjoyed playing board games and spending time with her family and friends.
She is survived by two daughters: Julia Cortright of Thomasville, NC, and Stephanie Wicksnes of Rowland, PA; one sister: Sylvia Parisella of Brooklyn, NY; five grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a grandson, Robert Jones, in 2012.
Calling hours were Wednesday, Oct. 29, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at Teeters’ Funeral Chapel, 505 Church St, Hawley, PA. The funeral followed at 4:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
Private cremation will be held at Lake Region Crematory, Lake Ariel. Inurnment will be held at a later date in Rowland Cemetery, Rowland, PA.

LACKAWAXEN — William Warren (Bopper) DeFebo Sr. 51, of Lackawaxen, passed away on October 25, 2014 following a car accident. Son of Edward and Janice DeFebo, Bopper was born in Honesdale Pa on April 12, 1963. He was married to Rosemary E. Dippre on September 15, 2007.
After graduating from Wallenpaupack High School he attended the Pat Ryan Institute for finance. He later became a heavy equipment operator working in the northeast region. He was very loving, generous, exceptionally kindhearted, a friend to all and above all the most important thing to him was Family. He was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Shohola. He was predeceased by his father Edward and brother James (Known as Pizza)
Bopper is survived by his loving wife Rosemary; his children: William, April, Nicholas, Joseph and Kenny; brothers Edward and Charles, mother: Janice, 11 grandchildren and Tonya, Nicole, Cameron, Clayton and Mason.
Viewing will be held at Stroyan Funeral Home, 405 W. Harford St., Milford, PA on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 from 7 to 9 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Shohola, PA on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 10 a.m. with Rev. Thomas Major officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Saint Ann’s Catholic Church, P.O. Box 86, Shohola, PA 18458.

PORT JERVIS — Walter “Chip” Newman, age 52 of Port Jervis passed away Tuesday, Oct. 21 at Bon Secours Community Hospital, Port Jervis, NY. He was born on Jan. 24, 1962 in Port Jervis, the son of the late Walter Newman, Sr. and Consance McBride Prynkiewicz.
Chip proudly served our country from 1980-1986 with the US Navy. He was a life member of the Tri-State Naval Post, #7241, Port Jervis. He worked as a corrections officer at the Otisville Federal Correctional Facility and for Kolmar Labs, Inc. in Port Jervis.
Chip married Colleen Conlon-Newman who survives at home.
He is also survived by his two daughters, Jessica Smith and her husband James of Port Jervis, and Emily Devoid and her husband Michael of Ft. Hood, Texas, his son Walter J. Newman, III of Colorado, his mother Connie Prynkiewicz of Port Jervis, his sister Dawn Newman of Port Jervis, three grandchildren and a niece.
He was pre-deceased by his step-father Stanley Prynkiewicz.
Visitation was held Tuesday, Oct. 28 from 3-6 p.m. at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY.
Military honors were conducted. Interment will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to Colleen Conlon -Newman, c/o Mrs. Constance Prynkiewicz, 37 Kingston Ave., Port Jervis, NY 12771. 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.
Joan M. Squire
TAFTON — Joan M. Squire, age 88, a resident of Ellen Memorial Health Care Center, Honesdale, died following an illness Friday, Oct. 24, at Wayne Memorial Hospital, Honesdale. She was preceded in death by her husband of 36 years, Daniel Joseph Squire, in 1993.
Born Feb. 6, 1926, in Brooklyn, NY, she was the daughter of the late Bartholomew and Margaret (McGrath) Prendergast.
Formerly of Brooklyn, NY, she and her husband Dan had been residents of Grandpa’s Woods in Tafton for many years. She had been a member of BVM Queen Of Peace Roman Catholic Church, Hawley.
She is survived by three nieces: Ellen MacPherson of Staten Island, NY, Jane Waters and Beth Prendergast both of Brooklyn, NY.
A Memorial Mass was held Tuesday, Oct. 28 at BVM Queen Of Peace Roman Catholic Church, 314 Chestnut Ave, Hawley, with Rev. Richard W. Beck, Pastor, officiating. Internment was held at BVM Queen of Peace Cemetery, Hawley, following the service. Private cremation was held at Lake Region Crematory, Lake Ariel.

 

 
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