Issue 51 — Thursday, July 21, 2016
MATAMORAS — Guernsey “Jack” Sheeley age 89 of Matamoras, PA passed away on Monday July 11, 2016 passed away at his home. He was born on February 20, 1927 in Fostertown, NY. The son of Guernsey and Elma Griggs Sheeley. He proudly served our country during World War II with the US Army. Jack retired from Agway, Inc. in Milton, NY. He is a member of the Trinity United Methodist Parish, Fostertown, member of the Highland Lodge of Masons #718, F & AM.
He married Anna Langone who predeceased him. He is survived by his sister Janice R. Sheeley of Goshen, NY and her long time companion Mary Grandolf of Matamoras, PA.
Services will be private. Interment will take place at Fostertown Cemetery in Fostertown, NY. Arrangements by Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home. 154 East Main St., Port Jervis, NY, 12771.
For information, directions, or to send a condolence note to the family please visit www.knightauchmoody.com.
HAWLEY — Claude “Cherie” (Garon) von Hake, age 87, of Sarasota, FL and formerly of Carle Place, NY and Hawley and Clarks Summit, PA, died Monday, July 4, 2016 in Sarasota, FL.
Mrs. von Hake was born May 15, 1929 at Vienne, France and was the daughter of the late Joseph and Yvonne (Baglan) Garon.
She was an executive manager for an import and export company.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years: Laurence von Hake; one son: Eric von Hake of Las Vegas, NV; one daughter: Sophie von Hake of Clarks Summit, PA and two granddaughters, Katie And Christina; one brother: Francis Garon of France; two sisters: Nicole Garon of France and Denise Bernard of CA.
Calling hours were Tuesday, July 19 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Teeters’ East Chapel, 505 Church St, Hawley, PA.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Tuesday, July 19 at 10 a.m. at BVM Queen Of Peace Roman Catholic Church, 314 Chestnut Ave, Hawley by Rev. Richard W. Beck, Pastor.
MILFORD — Joseph P. Weidner age 83 of Milford, PA passed away Saturday, July 16, 2016 at Milford, PA. He was born on August 28, 1932 in Brooklyn, NY the son of Joseph P. and Florence List Weidner. Joe worked as a self-employed construction worker.
He was a faithful member of St. Joseph’s RC Church, Matamoras, PA. Joseph married Barbara Sutherland Weidner who pre-deceased him in 2009.
He is survived by his daughter Patricia A. Weidner and her companion Howard of Milford; two sons Joseph Weidner, Jr and his wife Bobbie-Jo of Milford, Christopher Weidner and his wife Nicole of New Port Richey, Florida; his brother David A. Weidner and his wife Kyla of Seattle, Wash., his grandchildren Jennifer Weidner, Joseph Weidner, III and his wife Kaily, Alishia and Kayla Weidner, Zachary, Matthew, and Meaghan Hunt, his beloved great grandchildren, Joseph IV, Lucy, Rachael and Zander; his nieces and nephews Norman, Nicholas, Jari, Lance, Lisa and Ellen; his brother-in-law Norman Sutherland and his wife Mary Ellen, his sister-in-law Darlene Haas and her husband George.
Joe was pre-deceased by his sister-in-law Barbara J. Weidner. Visitation will be held 5-8 p.m. Thursday, July 21 at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Friday, July 22 at St. Joseph’s R.C. Church, Matamoras, PA. Rev. Alfred Vito will be the celebrant.
Interment will follow at Milford Cemetery, Milford, PA.
Memorial contributions may be made to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 104 Bennett Ave., Milford, PA 18337. 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.
DINGMANS FERRY — James Okey Williams, age 60, of Dingmans Ferry, died Tuesday, July 5, 2016, at Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY. He is survived by his beloved wife, Della J. Williams. There were married on June 25, 2005.
Born August 25, 1955, in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of the late Okey and Addie (Mays) Williams. Formerly of Briarwood, Queens, NY, he was a train conductor for the Long Island Railroad until his retirement in 2012.
A Dingmans Ferry resident for 17 years, he was a member of Faith Christian Outreach Center, Lords Valley, where he and his wife served as Deacons for many years.
Known as Big Jim the Gentle Giant, he loved anything having to do with trains and his favorite holiday was Christmas. He loved food and grilling, his specialties being barbeque ribs, teriyaki turkey wings and pot pies.
Most important to him, however, was that he loved and faithfully served God with all his heart.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters: Yvonne Williams of New York City, NY and Tinisha K. Franklin of Virginia; three sons: James Williams Jr. of Bronx, NY, Ramone J. Williams of Dingmans Ferry, PA, and Arnell W. Franklin Jr. of New York City, NY; two sisters: Patricia Williams of Brooklyn, NY, and Florrie Braxton of Queens, NY; and three grandchildren: James “L.J.” Williams of Bronx, NY, Maya C. Gill of Virginia and Aniyah M. Franklin of Brooklyn, NY.
Calling hours were Saturday, July 16, from 9-10:30 a.m. at Faith Christian Outreach Center, 104 Red Shale Rd., Lords Valley, PA. The funeral followed at 11 a.m. at the church. Pastor Mike Stevenson officiated.
Burial will be in Indian Orchard Cemetery, Honesdale.