Issue 24 — Thursday, January 12, 2017
MILFORD — Carmen "Betty" VonMach, 68, of Milford, PA, died Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at home in Milford, PA.
Carmen was born December 3, 1948 in Lima, Peru, South America, the daughter of the late Luciano and the late Carlora (Steinbach) Ampuero.
She retired from Progressive Health Care as a Healthcare Worker with brain injured patients.
Cremation was private.
Arrangements by Donovan Funeral Home, Inc., Goshen. NY. wwwdonovanfunerals.com.
SPARROWBUSH, NY — Mona Marie Hamm Wilson of Sparrowbush, NY died unexpectedly on Thursday, December 29, 2016 at home with her family by her side. She was 86 and enjoying her retirement.
Born February 18, 1930 in New York, NY, the daughter of Alexander Hamm and Lulu Joudrey, she married her high school sweetheart, Edmund Burke Wilson III in 1952. They were married for 62 years prior to his passing on January 3, 2014. They had three children, Edmund IV, Cheryl and Derek who were raised in Randolph, NJ.
Mona was a proud graduate of the elite Katherine Gibbs School in New York City.
Mona worked as a Legal Secretary for Riker, Danzig, Scherer, Hyland & Perretti LLP, one of New Jersey's oldest and largest law firms. She paused her career to take care of her young family and resumed her legal work later on until she retired and moved to Sparrowbush, NY.
Mona was active in her community, most recently as a volunteer at the D&H Canal. She had previously been a member of the League of Women's Voters.
A Family Statement Read: "Mona was a loving daughter, sister, wife, and mother. She loved traveling, gardening, cooking, hiking, canoeing and skiing into her 70's. She was a voracious reader, devouring books that told stories, especially historical. She enjoyed retiring to the farm with her children nearby, and the menagerie including various beloved family dogs, the ducks and geese, abundant fruit trees, and everything good that came with a country life. Late afternoon was her favorite time to grab her book, a glass of wine and go sit outside in her hot tub reading and watching the sun set. She kept a very positive attitude about life and never complained about anything, even the aches & pains that came along with getting older. When you were around her you couldn't help but laugh as she found humor & enjoyment in the littlest things that life tossed at her. She was always ready to get out and about. She especially enjoyed meeting new people and seeing old acquaintances. She loved craft fairs, outdoor concerts, visiting friends and family get togethers. Just shy of her 87th Birthday she was always young at heart. She will be missed by all that knew her and will be forever in our hearts.
Surviving are son: Edmund "Skip" Wilson IV and his wife, Penny Giles of Morristown, NJ; daughter: Cheryl Wilson of Sparrowbush, NY; son: Derek Wilson of Sparrowbush, NY; brother-in-law: Donald Toenshoff of Delaware; nephews: Donald Toenshoff Jr. and his wife Victoria, Keith Jones and his wife Fran, Russell Jones and his wife Lorraine; nieces: Tamarh Adie and her husband Bob, Cathy Hoffer and her husband Dave; grand-nephews: Alexander and Nicholas Toenshoff and grand-nieces: Karen Carducci and her husband Anthony and Lindsay Bryant and her husband Jeremy.
She was predeceased by her husband Edmund Wilson and sister, Joann Jones. There will be a private memorial service at the Gray-Parker Funeral Home, Inc. in Port Jervis.
Internment of the ashes will be held in the spring in the Rio Cemetery, Rio, NY.
Memorial Contributions may be made in Mona's memory to the Port Jervis Free Library, 138 Pike Street, Port Jervis, NY 12771
Funeral arrangements are by the Gray-Parker Funeral Home, 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY 12771 845.856.5191 For additional information, directions, or to send a condolence note to the family, please visit www.grayparkerfuneralhome.com.