LORDS VALLEY — Bertha Blaine, age 91, of Lords Valley died Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at Julia Ribaudo Extended Care Center in Lake Ariel.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all those at the nursing home for their loving and compassionate care.
Mrs. Blaine was born June 6, 1923 in Lakeville, PA and was the daughter of the late Edward and Minnie (Huff) Laskey. She was predeceased by her husband, Jack Blaine in 1992 and four brothers and one sister.
Bertha was a long time member of the Blooming Grove Fire Dept Aux. serving as president and a loving Mother and Grandmother. Along with being a great cook, she will be missed for her special homemade buns, which were often requested for many fund raising bake bales and by her family.
She is survived by one daughter & son-in-law: Marie & John Delling of Lords Valley, PA; one son & daughter-in-law, John G. & Beverly Blaine of Lords Valley, PA; three grandchildren great grandchildren and two sisters-in-law, Gail Masker and Louise Lasky.
A graveside service was held Monday, August 18 at Lords Valley Cemetery, with Rev. Douglas Rhine, officiating.
Memorials may be made to Blooming Grove Baptist Church, Blooming Grove Fire Dept or charity of your choice. Arrangements by Teeters’ Funeral Chapel, 505 Church St., Hawley, PA, www.TeetersFuneralChapel.com.
GREENTOWN — Coulby James Dunn, 66, of Greentown, went on to be with the Lord on Aug. 9 after a valiant battle with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. Coulby was born in Rockville Centre, Long Island on Jan. 13, 1948 to Joan and John Dunn.
Coulby graduated from St. Johns University with a degree in Political Science and went on to receive a Masters in Public Administration from Marywood University. Coulby was a decorated combat veteran of Vietnam. He received two Bronze Stars and was a paratrooper in all three Airborne Divisions.
Following his service in the military, Coulby went on to become a professional tennis player, playing with the likes of Rod Laver, John Newcomb, and Roy Emerson.
Shortly after marrying Lynda, the newlyweds traveled to the Pocono region and ended up camping on Brink Hill. They fell in love with the peacefulness and beauty and built their dream home on the very site they camped. Together, they lived and raised their family in that home for 38 years. Of his many achievements, Coulby was the owner/operator of Mountain View Homes and Mountain View Realty for the last 35 years. He was a true Civic Leader, serving on the American Red Cross, the Wallenpaupack School Board, the Wallenpaupack Watershed Management Board, was a three time Past President of the Board of Realtors, and Past President of the Pike County Builders Association. Coulby believed in the greatness of America and the dedication of our warriors. He was a true Patriot who spoke at various Veteran Ceremonies and was responsible for multiple Veteran Memorials around the Pocono Region. Coulby truly embodied God, Service, and Country.
Of his greatest achievements was that of a husband and father. Coulby was a loving husband to Lynda Dunn for 44 years and together they have three children, Coulby, Matthew, and Laura. Matthew, with his wife Anne-Marie, blessed Coulby with three grandchildren, Brayden, Aston, and Shane.
For those that knew Coulby well, he had an eternal optimism and zeal for life that was second to none.
Coulby was a larger than life character with a sense of humor that could light up any room. He has left an extraordinary legacy that will last for generations to come.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - www.lls.org Calling hours were Wednesday, Aug. 13 at Teeters’ East Chapel, 505 Church St, Hawley, PA and Thursday, Aug. 14 from 10 to 11 am at Wallenpaupack High School Auditorium
Cremation will be at Lake Region Crematory in Lake Ariel.
PORT JERVIS — Clara M. Englishman, age 88 of Port Jervis, NY passed away Thursday, Aug. 7 at the Sullivan County Adult Care Center, Liberty, NY.
She was born on Feb. 16, 1926 in Port Jervis, NY the daughter of the late John N. and Mary Utter Decker.
Clara retired as a seamstress for Andmore Sportswear, Inc. in Port Jervis. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Roosa-Fleming VFW Post #161, Port Jervis.
Clara married Thomas Englishman who pre-deceased her.
She is survived by her daughter, Josephine Valentia and her husband Dominick of Michigan, several grandchildren, her close friends and care givers, Anthony and Kelly Roberts of Glen Spey. She was pre-deceased by her daughter Christina Englishman.
Services and interment will be private at Pine Grove Cemetery, Matamoras. 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.
PORT JERVIS — Frieda E. French of Port Jervis, NY died Friday, August 15, 2014 at Barn Hill Care Center in Newton, NJ. She was 88.
She was born July 17, 1926 in Stillwater, NJ the daughter of the late Luther and the late Rosetta Cooper Horton and grew up on the Horton family farm in Huguenot, NY.
Frieda worked as a sewing machine operator for Barbara Quilting in Port Jervis, NY and on several farms during her lifetime.
A family statement read: ‘’Mom was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, sister, aunt and good friend. She will be forever missed by all who loved her.’’
Surviving are six sons: James Grant and his wife MaryAnn of Afton, NY; Lon Allan Curry and his wife Pat of Melbourne, FL; John Raymond Curry of Hilliard, FL; Gary Bruce Curry of Junction City, KS; Harold Douglas French of Glen Spey, NY and Richard Arlyn French of Georgia; four daughters: Colleen Sue Curry and her husband Jim of Franklin, NJ; Wanda Jean Curry Kutzler of Hilliard, FL; Alice Marie Santos and her husband Oscar of Sinking Springs, PA and Denise Michelle Wolford of Foglesville, PA; one sister Elizabeth Ida Morgan of Port Jervis, NY; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren and also several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by two loving sons Keith A. Curry and Robert Grant, brothers Harold, Walter & Curtis Horton, her granddaughter-in-law Angela Lambert and her great-grandson Jere Alexzander and her daughter-in-law Betty Grant
Visitation will be Wednesday, August 20, 2014 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Gray-Parker Funeral Home, 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY 12771.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 7 p.m. at Gray-Parker Funeral Home 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY 12771. Cremation will be at MacLennan Hall Crematorium, Milford, PA.
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 www.grayparkerfuneralhome.com.
TAFTON — J. Richard “Dick” Hunter, age 90, of Tafton died Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Ellen Memorial Health Care Center, Honesdale. He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Margaret (Weitz) Hunter, in 2012.
Born February 21, 1924, in New York City, NY, he was the son of the late Earle Leslie and Helen Wight (Wheeler) Hunter. He attended Friends Seminary, where his father taught for 50 years. He then attended Cornell University before enlisting in the US Army in 1942.
He served in the Pacific Theater of Operations during World War II. After the war, he returned to school and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from City College of New York.
Dick worked as a dairy farmer, teacher, and carpenter and was a true “Jack of All Trades.” He was a Palmyra Pike Township Supervisor for 24 years and a 19 year member of the township planning commission.
He was a life member and past secretary of the Tafton Fire Company. He was also honored as a Director Emeritus of the Hawley Public Library after serving on the library’s board for years.
He was a passionate rail enthusiast and was the caretaker of the Pioneer Coach at the Hawley Library. He had his own 1” scale railroad with both a steam engine and a diesel locomotive. For many years, he offered rides to children, including campers at Camp Oneka, which featured him and his train in its pamphlet. Dick also loved hiking the mountains of Maine, as well as traveling abroad with his beloved wife, Margaret.
Mr. Hunter was a member of Paupack United Methodist Church where he was also a member of the Church Choir. He was also a member of the Scranton Singers Guild and Wayne Choralaires.
He is survived by one daughter: Helen Katharine Hunter of Ithaca, NY; one son: George Oliver Hunter and his wife Donna of Tafton; a granddaughter: Jessica Lee Hunter of New Haven, CT; a grandson: Eric Richard Crouthamel of Milwaukee, WI; one brother: James Hunter of Corning, NY; two sisters: Anne Hunter of Brooklyn, CT, and Margaret DiGregorio of Park Ridge, NJ; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a brother, David Hunter.
A Memorial service was held on Tuesday, August 19, at Teeters’ East Chapel, 505 Church St., Hawley, PA, with Rev. Dr. Jeffery Rarich officiating. Inernment took place at the Pine Grove Cemetery in Paupack.
Memorials may be made to Hawley Public Library, 103 Main Ave., Hawley, PA 18428 or Tafton Fire & Rescue, PO Box 5, Tafton, PA 18464. Arrangements by Teeters’ Funeral Chapel, 505 Church St., Hawley, PA, www.TeetersFuneralChapel.com.
PORT JERVIS — Mr. Raymond E. Schlosser, Sr. of Port Jervis, NY and a long time resident of the area died Friday, August 15, 2014 at Bon Secours Community Hospital, Port Jervis. He was 84. He was born May 27, 1930 in Newark, NJ, the son of the late William Edward and the late Ruth Peterson Schlosser.
He was the widower of the late Anne C. Martin, she died January 6, 2007.
Raymond worked as an Electrician for Orange & Rockland Utilities, Spring Valley, NY.
He was an honorary member of the Roosa Fleming VFW Post #161, Port Jervis, the Tri-State Naval Ship in Port Jervis and the Greenville VFW in Greenville Twp, NY. He was a member of the Elks Club in Haverstraw, NY and the Cannon Ball Yacht Club of Stony Point, NY. He was a 50 year member of the Hudson River Power Squadron.
Surviving are two sons, Donald A. Schlosser and his wife, Abbey of Glen Spey, NY and Peter D. Schlosser and his wife, Laurie of Garnersville, NY; one daughter, Kathleen Hager and her husband, Arthur of Fulton, NY; his companion, Martha Frisbie of Matamoras, PA; sister, Mildred Sutphen of Vernon, NJ; daughter-in-law, April Schlosser of Port Jervis, NY. He is also survived by several grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; several nieces and nephews; and his good friend, James Ballard and his companion, Ruth Cheshire of Port Jervis, NY.
He was predeceased by a son, Raymond Schlosser, Jr.; brother, William Schlosser, Jr.; sister, Ruth Whyte; and by his former wives, Doris Bowen and Agnes Fassano.
Visitation will be Thursday, August 21, 2014 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Gray-Parker Funeral Home, Inc., 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY 12771.
Funeral services will be Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 8 p.m. at Gray-Parker Funeral Home, Inc., 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY 12771.
Burial will be 11 a.m. on Friday, August 22, 2014 at Germonds Cemetery, 39 Germonds Rd., New City, NY 10956. Memorial contributions may be made to: Humane Society Of Port Jervis/Deerpark, 202 Rte 209, Port Jervis, NY 12771 or the Roosa - Fleming V. F. W. Post No. 161, 47 Owen St., Port Jervis, NY 12771.
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 www.grayparkerfuneralhome.com.