Issue 19 — Thursday, December 8, 2016
HAWLEY — Patricia L. Schaepe, age 78, of Hawley died Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale after a short illness.
Mrs. Schaepe was born October 13, 1938 in Dover, NJ the daughter of the late Pasquala "Pat" and Mabel (Miller) Latino. She was predeceased by her husband, Edward H. Schaepe in 2002, two sisters: DeeDee Arnoa and Sharon Rettas. A homemaker, she was also a great fan of the NY Giants and the Jets. Known as "Patty" or Grammy, she was a loving and caring mother, sister, grandmother and friend who was loved by many.
She is survived by he five children: Sheryl Gumble of Hawley, PA; Susan Marie Schaepe-Peay of Citrus Heights, CA; Wayne Edward Schaepe of Port Jervis, NY; Paul Anthony Schaepe of Plymouth, PA and Michael Alan Schaepe of Paupack, PA; two sisters: Kathy Cappinger of Ledgewood, NJ and Barbara Valentine of Stroudsburg, PA. She leaves many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Calling hours were Saturday, December 3 from 3:30 to 7 p.m. at Teeters' East Chapel, 505 Church St. Hawley, followed by a prayer service at 7 p.m. Deacon John Giglio, officiated. Inurnment will be in B.V.M. Queen of Peace Cemetery in Spring of 2017.
PORT JERVIS — Mary Van Houten age 95 of Port Jervis, NY passed away Monday, November 28, 2016 at her home. She was born on May 21, 1921 in New York City, NY the daughter of Thomas and Grace Spitaleri Incognito. She worked as a seamstress in Garfield, New Jersey. Mary married John Van Houten who pre-deceased her. She was an active member with the Ladies Auxiliary, Rosa-Fleming VFW Post #161, Port Jervis and the Port Jervis Senior Citizens.
Mary is survived by her niece Angela Porcelli of Staten Island, her great-nephew Andrew Porcelli, her great-niece Donna Thompson Sclafani, several great-nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her step-son John Van Houten, Jr. and her step-daughter Joan Jordan.
Graveside services were held Wednesday, November 30 at Crest Haven Memorial Park, Clifton, New Jersey. 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.
MATAMORAS — Gertrude "Chris" Vobis of Matamoras, Pa., left this life on Wednesday November 23, 2016. She was 87. Born on January 3, 1929, she was the only child of the late Ferdinand and the late Elizabeth (Straub) Goldschmidt. Locally known to all as Chris, she married the late Frederick Charles Vobis Jr. on August 30, 1947 and was a loving housewife and mother of five children, two of which pre-deceased her, she was also grandmother of nine and great-grandmother of weven. She was a member of St. Josephs Roman Catholic Church in Matamoras as well as the church's Alter and Rosary society, the Mount Carmel society of Port Jervis, the Westfall Volunteer Fire Departments ladies Auxiliary, and volunteered at the Mercy Community Hospital in Port Jervis.
Interment will be handled privately by the family. The family would like to extend its sincerest gratitude to Georgina Canpusano of the Alliance Adult living facility for her love and compassion for Gertrude's needs. Memorial contributions may be made to any of the above listed agency's in her memory as well as Celtic Hospice.
PORT JERVIS — Julie J. Yerkes, age 57 of Cuddebackville, NY passed away on Monday, November 28, 2016 at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, NY. She was born on September 17, 1959 in Albany, NY and is the daughter of the late Joe Gallo and Mary Lou Hadlick who survives.
Julie worked as a LPN at Crystal Run Healthcare in Middletown, NY. She spent a lot of time in Florida on the beaches and was an amazing mother, person, and friend. Julie loved dancing, laughing, and spending time with her grandchildren. She was always the life of the party. She married Mark K. Yerkes who pre-deceased her. Julie is survived by her two sons: Mark K. Yerkes, Jr. of Cuddebackville, NY and Ryan Yerkes and his wife Kelly of Cuddebackville, NY; one daughter: Shannon M. Yerkes of Glen Spey, NY; five grandchildren: Mark III, Zoey, Kendall, Julianna, and Riley, her three brothers, Joseph Gallo and his wife Kim, of Cuddebackville, Geno Gallo of Huguenot, Thomas Gallo of Port Jervis; her sister Renee Reed of Port Jervis, several nieces and nephews, and her beloved grand puppies.
Visitation took place on Tuesday, December 6 from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc 154 E. Main St. Port Jervis, NY 1277. Services followed at 4 p.m. at the funeral home. Rev. Paul Ansbro officiated. Cremation will take place at HG smith Crematory in Stroudsburg, PA. 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 www.knight-auchmoody.com.