Obituaries

Issue 52 — Thursday, July 31, 2014

CANTON, NY - Alfred C. Cassara,Esq. age 77 of Canton, New York passed away Monday, July 21, 2014 in Massena, NY.
He was born on January 24, 1937 in the Bronx, New York, the son of the late Alfred and Evelyn Mors Cassara. After graduating from Orange County Community College in Middletown, NY with his Associates Degree, he continued his education at Columbia University earning his Bachelors Degree.
He graduated from Brooklyn Law School with his degree in Law and was admitted to the New York Bar. He practiced law with the firm of Kirk, O’Connell and Cassara in Brooklyn, NY until his retirement in 1981.
Alfred is survived by his daughter Debra, of Port Jervis; his son Richard of Canton, NY; his brother and sister-in-law Richard and Patricia Cassara of Canton, NY and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Private interment will take place at St. Anthony’s Cemetery, Eldred, NY.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 121 Executive Dr., New Windsor, NY 12553.
Arrangements are by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY.
For information, directions or to send a condolence note to the family visit knight-auchmoody funeral home.com.

Alamogordo, NM - David Harford of Alamogordo, NM, formally of Port Jervis, left us suddenly and much too soon, on July 22, 2014 at El Paso, TX. He was 64 years old.
The son of Charles “Chuck” Harford and Gladys Hulse Harford, David was born on April 14, 1950 in Port Jervis, NY.
David was a 1968 graduate of Port Jervis High School. He was a musician, most fondly known for being a founding member of the Big Edsel Band and Motor City. He was also a talented craftsman, carpenter, artist, writer and house renovator.
A family statement reads: “David was a bright, witty, charming person. He loved his family and friends, and he loved learning. He enjoyed cooking and baking for people, lively conversation, debates and political discussions. He was a student of history, science, philosophy, biblical and religious history, and an avid reader. He was kind and sympathetic, and had a soft spot for all animals, especially dogs. He was very fond of his Doberman Pinschers, and also his rescued Chinook Dog and Papillon mix puppy. He dreamed of being able to participate more actively in dog rescue and rehabilitation. He was dearly loved by his family, cherished and respected by his friends and colleagues, and will be missed immeasurably.
He was predeceased by his parents.
He is survived by his wife, Lois, also of Alamogordo, NM; his son, Jonathan and daughter-in-law, Paige of Escondido, CA, and his son, Joshua of Dexter, ME.
He will be cremated by San Jose Funeral Home of El Paso, TX.
In lieu of flowers, we would be honored if donations were made to Port Jervis Humane Society in David’s memory.
Port Jervis Humane Society, 202 US 209, Port Jervis, NY 12771 or www.pjhumane.org.

PORT JERVIS - Jane L. Kingston, age 78 of Port Jervis, NY passed away on Friday, July 18, 2014 at Bon Secours Community Hospital, Port Jervis, NY.
She was born on December 14, 1935 in Port Jervis, the daughter of the late William and Mildred Linster Curran. During her high school years at Port Jervis she was a beautiful and talented majorette. Jane, and her late husband George V. Kingston were the former owners of the D& H Garage in Port Jervis.
She is survived by her brother Milton Curran of Port Jervis, her nephew, John Curran and his wife Jeanette of Matamoras, PA, her niece Pam Hamilton and her husband Paul of Port Jervis. Jane was pre-deceased by her son James West, her brother William Curran and her nephew Paul Curran.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 22, at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis. Rev. Nancy Vonderhorst officiated. Interment followed at Rural Valley Cemetery, Cuddebackville, NY.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Port Jervis-Deerpark Humane Society, Route 209, Port Jervis,NY 12771.
Arrangements were by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY.
For information, directions or to send a condolence note to the family visit knight-auchmoody.com.

GREELEY — Alma Kretsch,(Ackerman) 89, died on Friday July 25th 2014 in Brick NJ, Predeceased by husband of 64 years, John Kretsch. Born in Clifton NJ on March 13th 1925, Alma was originally from Passaic Park NJ, Alma lived in Fair Lawn NJ for 48 years. Alma was the first girl to go to vocational school where she studied printing. Alma worked in the printing business with her father Henry and brother Robert. Alma also worked for Matzners and the Paterson Evening News as a linotype operator. She later managed corporate cafeterias.
After retirement Alma moved to Greeley Pa. and was secretary for Bear Ridge Property Owners Association for many years. Alma was also active in her Church, Cole Memorial in Hawley Pa. Alma moved to Brick, NJ two years ago. Alma was very creative and could sew anything. She always made all of the Halloween costumes for her children and grandchildren. Alma was always so full of life and love and was always smiling. She never complained about anything and was a joy to be around. She was the most fabulous Mom and Grandma/Great Grandma. Mom recently said “why be plain when you can shine.” Mom lived a life so full that it is impossible to contain on one page.
Alma is survived by her son Jeffrey Kretsch and his wife Livia, her daughter Donna Salinas and her husband Ramon, daughter Marie Gomes and her husband Richard. Alma is also survived by her grandchildren, John Salinas and his wife Amanda, Christopher, Daniel, Ray, Lauren, and Marc Salinas, Shayna, Noah and Richard Gomes and her Great Grandson Logan Salinas.
Alma is also survived by her beloved pets, her dog Daisy and her cats Lucky and Ginger.
Alma was predeceased by her Husband of 64 years, John Kretsch, her daughter Linda Woll, her parents Henry and Marie Ackerman and her brother Robert Ackerman.
Calling hours were held at Teeters’ East Chapel, 505 Church St., Hawley, on Monday, July 28. The funeral was held Tuesday, July 29 at Cole Memorial Baptist Church, Church St. and Bishop Ave, Hawley, with Pastor John J. May Sr. officiating. Burial was held at Green Gates Cemetery, Hawley.

SHOHOLA — Robert Corey Phillips, 23, of Shohola passed away Monday July 28 at home. The son of Robert and Carol (Schouppe) Phillips, III he was born May 17, 1991 in East Stroudsburg, PA.
Survivors include his parents; sister Maggie Phillips of Fairfax, VA; brother Andrew Phillips at home; paternal grandmother Denege Phillips of Sunset Beach, NC; many aunts uncles and cousins. We will always treasure our Cory for his kind, gentle spirit and loving heart.
Friends may call at Stroyan Funeral Home, 405 West Harford St., Milford, PA on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 from 7 to 9 p.m.
Funeral services will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Milford, Milford, PA on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Ben Willis officiating.
Burial will take place at Milford Cemetery, Dingman Township, PA, private at the convenience of the family.
Memorial donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Milford, 308 Broad St., Milford, PA 18337 or Pibbles and More Animal Rescue, PO Box 1903, Binghamton, NY 13902 (www.pmarinc.org).

PORT JERVIS - Sylvia T. Schroeder age 54 of Port Jervis, NY passed away Friday, July 18, 2014 at the Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY.
She was born on May 30, 1960 in Port Jervis, NY, the daughter of the late Anthony and Zina Morozowa Mieszkuc. Sylvia worked for Gillinder Brothers Glass Co., in Port Jervis.
She is survived by her son Phil Mieszkuc and his wife Melissa of Matamoras, Pennsylvania, her daughter Zina Mieszkuc of Port Jervis, NY, her sister Regina Ellson of Port Jervis, and three grandchildren.
Sylvia was a communicant of St. Mary’s R.C. Church, Port Jervis, NY.
Memorial services will be announced at a later time.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Port Jervis- Deerpark Humane Society, Route 209, Port Jervis, NY.
Arrangements are by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY.
For information, directions or to send a condolence note to the family visit knight-auchmoody.com.

 

 
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