Issue 39 — Thursday, April 28, 2016
MILFORD —John Henry (“Johnny”) Fleming died April 18, 2016. He was 58 years old. Son of Lois Fleming and the late John Fleming. He was born June 23, 1957, in Lake Hiawatha, NJ.
Johnny attended Delaware Valley High School and was a life long resident of Milford, PA. He enjoyed the outdoor life of his community and as a avid cyclist he could be found cycling the hills and roadways with his biking buddies, fishing, skiing, playing volleyball, tubing the Sawkill and creating a fun factor in everything that he did.
He established Fleming Trucking over forty years ago and considered himself a “truckologist.” Many of his closest friends, including his best friend, Pat Miola, worked with him in his business. Johnny with his wife Michele also ran the Grindstone Bakery in Shohola, PA. He was a very loving and committed husband to Michele for twenty eight years; his strong love for his family was felt by everyone. Johnny had a deep love for his pets and all animals.
Surviving family members include his mother, Lois Fleming. His wife, Michele Fleming. His mother-in-law, Renee Emery. His children Amanda, Michael, and Joseph Fleming. His sisters, Barbara Jeanne Fleming and Patricia Lutfy. His brothers-in-law Gregory Lutfy and Scott Gregg. His sisters-in-law Cindy and Cat Barber and Anita Gregg. His daughters-in-law, Sheila and Donna Fleming. His nieces and nephews Jesse and Julie Pelikan, Grace, Sofie and Jack Lutfy, Sean and Kelly Barber, Heather, David and Abigail Peterson and Eric Gregg. His grandchildren, Reghan and Alexa Olson, Christopher,Patrick, Michael, Joseph and Julie Fleming. He was predeceased by his father, John Fleming, his father-in-law Gifford Emery and his brother Joseph Fleming.
Family and friends gathered at The Milford Cemetery on April 21 to honor John’s life.
Memorial donations may be made to the Pike County Humane Society, PO Box 255 Milford, PA 18337
MATAMORAS — Mrs. Kathryn M. Martin of Matamoras, PA passed peacefully on April 18 at Milford Senior Care. She was 95.
She was born February 25, 1921 in Port Jervis, NY to the late James V. and Hannabel Richardson Latham.
She was married 64 years to Joseph E. Martin, the love of her life, until his death in March 2012.
She was a faithful member of St. Joseph’s R.C. Church and served on the Altar and Rosary Society for many years. She was also employed by Skydyne and later by St. Francis/Mercy Community Hospital for many years. She also volunteered there after retirement.
Surviving is her son, Michael Martin of Georgia and her daughter, Elizabeth Rhoades and her husband Lloyd of Matamoras; four grandchildren, Elizabeth Martin Brown, Russell Martin, Christopher Morock and Stephen Rhoades; three great-grandchildren, Jerilyn, Joseph and Brian.
Her surviving extended family includes Joann VanHorn and her husband Carl, Jeffrey Rhoades and his wife Heather, grandchildren, Heather, Carl, Gregory and Jillian. Also several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her brother, James Latham.
There will be no visitation
Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 22 with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph’s R.C. Church, 307 Ave. F., Matamoras, PA with Monsignor Rimigo Rocco officiating.
Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Port Jervis, NY.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s R.C. Church, 307 Ave. F., Matamoras, PA 18336.
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.
MATAMORAS — Walter “Wally” Talmadge age 84 of Matamoras, PA passed away Friday, April 22 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on February 16, 1932 in Port Jervis, NY the son of Howard and Harriet Ryerson Talmadge.
Wally proudly served our country during the Korean War with the US Army. He retired from Union Local #17 in Newburgh, as a masonry construction worker after many years. Wally married Vera Quick and celebrated 61 years of marriage on October 16, 2015. He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Matamoras.
A family statement read “After a brief, but courageous battle with cancer, we lost our beloved husband, father and grandfather. A good man with a warm heart, who left us with memories that will last for a lifetime. While our hearts are broken, we are grateful that he is at peace.”
Wally is survived by and leaves to cherish his memory in their hearts, his wife Vera Quick Talmadge at home, his daughter Karen Codichini and her husband Robert of New Market, MD., his two sons; Walter Talmadge of the State of Florida, and John Talmadge at home, five grandchildren; Alexa, Kyla, Jordan and his special grandsons Jeremy and Walter, III, two step-grandchildren; Robert and Michael, three great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind their precious pet, Nala.
He was pre-deceased by his siblings Jay, Mike, Richard, Howard, Edward and Ann.
Memorial services to be announced at a later date will be held at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675 or to the Pike County Humane Society, PO Box 255, Milford, PA 18337.
Arrangements are entrusted to 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.