Obituaries

Issue 30 — Thursday, February 23, 2017

HAWLEY — Werner Paul Biskupek, age 82, of Hawley died Thursday, February 16, 2017, at Regional Hospital of Scranton. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Rosemary (Smith) Biskupek.
Born July 24, 1934, in Bremen, Germany, he was the son of the late Alfred and Rosa (Kowaczek) Biskupek. Werner played soccer for many years while living in Germany and carried the love of it to America, watching it every chance he had.
He worked as a machinist at Port Jervis Sheet Metal prior to his retirement in 1996. Formerly of Milford and Tafton, he had been a Hawley resident for six years.
Werner was a member of Matamoras Rod and Gun Club and loved to tinker. In his younger year he was an avid fisherman and boater, especially on the ocean.
He spent many years vacationing with his family on the Jersey shore every summer until he bought a vacation spot in Lake Adventure in Lords Valley. They also visited many states throughout the years. A very hard-working and caring man, he always provided for and took good care of his family. He played a huge role in his grandson's life and adored him. He would always sing German nursery rhymes and lullabies to his grandson Dale, just as he did for his daughter Alison as she was growing up. He will be missed so much and took a piece of his family with him when he passed.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter: Alison McConnell of Lakeville; his grandson: Dale McConnell of Lakeville; two sisters: Ilse Guscioria of Trenton, NJ and Helene Biskupek of West New York, NJ; and one brother: Gunther Biskupek of New Jersey.
He was preceded in death by a daughter Suzanne Biskupek and a sister Ursula Lawrence.
A Memorial Service will be held at 12 p.m. on Saturday, March 4 at Paupack United Methodist Church, Route 507, Paupack, PA. Private cremation was held at Lake Region Crematory, Lake Ariel.
Memorial donations may be made to the family to assist with final expenses.

SHOHOLA — Anne Elizabeth DiCanio (nee Kavulich), age 83 of Shohola, PA, passed away February 18, 2017 at home.
She was born October 31, 1933 in Jersey City, NJ to Michael Kavulich & Anna Delury Kavulich. She was raised in Rochelle Park, NJ along with her late brother Michael Kavulich.
Growing up in Rochelle Park, she attended Sacred Heart Grammar School, Hackensack High School, and furthered her education at St. Mary's Hospital in Passiac, NJ where she studied and became a registered nurse.
In 1953 after working for Dr. Ralph Fioretti for 10 years Anne married Patrick DiCanio in 1964 and there were married for 52 years.
Two years later they started a family first settling in Waldwick, NJ and shortly thereafter settled in Wantage, NJ. Anne then went back to work part time as a nurse caring for the elderly in nursing homes in Sussex and Morris County, NJ. Because of her love for New England, Anne and Patrick once again packed up and moved to Alstead, NH in 1986 where she continued to enjoy life with her husband, son, and grandchildren.
In 1995 Anne and her family moved on last time and settled in Shohola, PA. Throughout her life she was forever devoted to her family and the Catholic Church and will be missed dearly. The family can now take comfort she is now with God.
Left to cherish her memory are her loving and devoted husband Patrick, son, Michael and wife Jerilyn, grandchildren James and Eric DiCanio, sister-in-law Rose Kavulich, nieces Michelle Abbruzzese, Lisa McDermott, and nephew Gary Kavulich. She was predeceased by her parents and brother Michael Kavulich.
A mass will be held for family and friends at St. Ann's Church in Shohola, PA on Friday, February 24 at 11 a.m. Arrangements are by the Harrison Rasmussen Funeral Home, Barryville, NY 12719, 845-557-8010.

MATAMORAS — Eleanor R. Dilger age 95 of Matamoras, PA passed away February 6, 2017 at Bethlehem, PA. She was born on February 3, 1922 in Paterson, New Jersey the daughter of Harold E. and Jennie Weigel Allen. Eleanor retired from W.T. Grant Dept. Store in Port Jervis. She was a faithful member of St. Peter' Lutheran Church in Port Jervis. Eleanor married Jack W. Dilger who pre-deceased her in 1994. They were married for 48 years and were devoted to each other.
Eleanor moved to Lehigh Valley to be closer to her daughters and loved spending time with them and her beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her four daughters, Barbara Yellak and her husband Charlie of Bethlehem, PA, Jackie Goyanes and her husband Frank of Bethlehem, PA, Kathy Piccolo and her husband Mario of Coopersburg, PA and Deanne Oakes and her husband Alfie of Naples, Fl. She is also survived by her 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be private at Pine Grove Cemetery, Matamoras, PA., at the request of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke's Hospice House, 2455 Black River Road, Bethlehem, PA 18015.
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.

Donald F. Fisher

PORT JERVIS — Mr. Donald F. Fisher of Port Jervis, NY and a long time resident of the area died Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at St. Joseph's Place, Port Jervis. He was 80.
He was born February 26, 1936 in West Reading, PA the son of the late Francis Fisher and the late Mildred Roshorn Fisher.
Don proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
He married Adelia ''Dee'' Baier 47 years ago on May 26, 1969 in Myerstown, PA.
Don worked as an Automotive Rep for West End Garage in Port Jervis.
He was a member and past Commander of the James C. Bilz American Legion Post No. 685, Port Jervis, NY; on the Board of Directors for the Port Jervis Little League and a member of theTri-State Rod & Gun Club of Port Jervis. Don coached the Pop Warner Steelers Football and coached the Senior League Indians baseball teams. He was a Brett Hearn Fan and would spend many Saturday's at the Orange County Speedway to watch Brett race.
Don was the Past President of the Beaver Dam Hunting Club where he spent many days with fond memories of his Hunting Buddies who were like family to him.
Don was a loving husband, father and grandfather (Pop-Pop). He enjoyed hunting, going to "the races'', listening to "old time'' country western music, and his animals. He was always seen with his loving wife. We love you.
We would like to thank all of his friends for their love and support. Don enjoyed hanging out with his best friend, Ernie, and all the boys at the Beaver Dam Hunting Camp.
Surviving are wife: Adelia Fisher at home; son: Craig Fisher and his wife Sara of Port Jervis, NY and Carl Davis and his wife Rebecca of Grahamsville, NY; daughters Bobbi Jo List and her husband Thomas of Hamilton, NJ, Carla Owins of Indiana; sisters: Frances Hughes and her husband Gene of Lebanon, PA, Susan Johnson and her husband Ron of Grand Rapids, MI and Judy Etzweiler and her husband Terry of Jonestown, PA. Also seven grandchildren: Skyler, Brandee, R.J., Ashlee, Michael, Noah and Jeremy and several nieces and nephews.
Don's best friend was Ernie Edwards and his wife Linda Sparrowbush, NY. He was predeceased by four brothers: Jack, Larry, Jeff & Dennis Fisher.
Friends called at the Gray-Parker Funeral Home, Inc. 100 East Main Street Port Jervis on Thursday, February 16 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Funeral services were held Friday, February 17 at 11 a.m. from Gray-Parker Funeral Home, Inc., 100 East Main Street, Port Jervis, NY 12771.
Burial with military honors will be at Pine Hill Cemetery, Sparrowbush, NY. Don had a love of Animals especially his surviving Dog Lil Bit, memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society Of Port Jervis/Deerpark, Inc., 202 Route 209, Port Jervis, N.Y. 12771.
Funeral arrangements are by the Gray-Parker Funeral Home, 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis. For additional information, directions or to send a condolence note to the family please visit www.grayparkerfuneralhome.com.

Janice Marie Clune Rosado

BUSHKILL — Janice Marie Clune Rosado of Bushkill, PA, passed away Saturday, February 11, 2017 at Geisinger Medical Center in Wilkes-Barre, PA. She was 45. She was born June 8, 1971 in Port Jervis, NY the daughter of Clare W. Clune and the late Laura Brighton Clune. Janice was the Vice President of the Pocono Mountain Lake Estates. She was very active in the Boys Scouts Troop 87 and all of her children's activities. One of her phrases she was known for was, "Get er done".
A family statement read: "Janice was full of life. Even throughout her sickness, her sense of humor never left her. She was always happy and loving life, playing Bingo and treating everyday as a party. She will be deeply missed."
Surviving are: Her beloved children: Michael Leonard, Aundrea and Anthony Rosado all of Bushkill, PA; her loving fiancé Antonio Santoro of Bushkill, PA; her father Clare W. Clune of Port Jervis; her Siblings: Sherry Hommel of Haines Falls, NY, Clare Clune and his wife Lisa of Port Jervis, NY, Linda Conklin and her husband Scott of Montague, NJ, Robert Clune and his wife Dawnmaria of Huguenot, NY and Kathy Fuchylo and her fiance Brian Wilkes of Matamoras, PA. Also many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by her beloved mother Laura Brighton Clune in 1998. Friends called at the Gray-Parker Funeral Home, Inc. 100 East Main Street Port Jervis on Tuesday, February 14 from 7-9 p.m., and Wednesday, February 15 from 7-9 p.m.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, February 16 at 11a.m. at the funeral home. Rev. Nancy Vonderhorst officiated. Burial will be at Laurel Grove Cemetery, Port Jervis, NY.
Memorial contributions may be made to Janice's family. Funeral arrangements are by the Gray-Parker Funeral Home, 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis. For additional information, directions or to send a condolence note to the family please visit www.grayparkerfuneralhome.com.

Lois H. Simpson

PORT JERVIS — Lois H. Simpson age 83 of Port Jervis, NY passed away Monday, February 13, 2017 at Milford, PA. She was born on August 2, 1933 in Montgomery, NY the daughter of Milton S. and Helen Bodle Hasbrouck. Lois graduated from Orange County Community College and continued her education at Cortland State Teacher College where she earned her Bachelors in Education.
She taught second grade in the Port Jervis School District. Lois worked as a partner with her husband Dr. Frank Simpson at the Tri-State Veterinary Hospital which they owned for many years. She was a member of the Deerpark Reformed Church, Port Jervis, a charter member and co-founder of the Port Jervis-Deerpark Humane Society, a member of the Port Jervis Antique Study Club, a member of the Neversink Valley Area Museum, a member and former leader of the Port Jervis 4-H Club. She was an active member and instrumental in the formation of the Port Jervis Council Of The Arts and the Port Jervis Arts Walk.
Lois was responsible for sponsoring numerous artists' receptions and introducing new artists works into the community. She was also a member and founder of the River Valley Arts Guild. She married Dr. Francis A. Simpson who survives at home. Lois is also survived by her son Bruce F. Simpson of Port Jervis, her daughters, Sheri Emery and her husband Bob of Poolesville, MD, Lisa Szydlow and her husband Kenneth of Bethlehem, PA., her brother Preston Hasbrouck of Saratoga Springs, NY, her beloved grandchildren; Samantha and her husband Michael, Thomas, Benjamin, Nathan, Emma and several nieces and nephews.
She was pre-deceased by her brother Milton Hasbrouck.
Visitation was held 1-3 and 5-7 p.m. Friday, February 17 at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. Memorial services were held 11 a.m. Saturday, February 18 at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. Rev. Nancy Vonderhorst officiated.
Interment will take place at a later time at Bruynswick Rural Cemetery, Shawangunk, NY. Memorial contributions may be made to the Karen Ann Quinlan Memorial Foundation, 99 Sparta Ave., Newton, NJ 07860; to the River Valley Arts Guild, RVAG Treasurer, 19 Godeffroy Rd., Huguenot, NY 12746 or to the Neversink Valley Area Museum, Port Jervis Box 263, Cuddebackville, NY 12729.
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-auchmody.com.

 

 
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