Issue 27 — Thursday, February 4, 2016

GLEN SPEY, NY — Christopher L. Corwin age 40 of Glen Spey, NY passed away Thursday, January 28. He was born on October 19, 1975 in Johnson City, NY, the son of Judith Byers Corwin and the late Lawrence Corwin. He was a graduate of Seton Catholic Central HighSchool in Binghamton. He continued his education at SUNY Oswego, earning his BA in Technology Education and then achieving his Masters at the New York Institute of Technology.
In his earlier years Christopher became an Eagle Scout with Troop 209 in Endwell, NY. Christopher’s talents as a technology teacher were first shared at the Monticello Central School District for 7 years before he joined his teaching family at Minisink Valley Middle School, in Slate Hill, NY. Inside the classroom he was known for his sense of humor and “Corwinisms” that encouraged his students’ creativity.
Outside the classroom he was known as an avid woodworker, outdoorsman, and amateur astronomer who loved sharing these passions with family and friends. He was an active member of the Minisink Valley Teacher’s Assoc.
Christopher is survived by his wife Colleen McCafferty Corwin, his daughter, Erin Corwin, and his son, Brady Corwin, all at home. He is also survived by his mother, Judith Corwin of Endwell, NY, his sister Kathleen Waite, and her husband, Timothy of Rochester, his brother, Daniel Corwin of Johnson City, maternal grandmother, Lois Klinok of Endwell, mother and father-in law, Joseph and JoAnn McCafferty of Sparrowbush, grandmother, Jean Crine of Port Jervis, his sister-in-law Sharon Johnson and her husband Van of Coram, NY, three nieces, three nephews, as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Visitation was held 1 p.m. 4 p.m. Wednesday, February 3 at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis. Funeral services followed at 4 p.m., Wednesday, at the funeral home. Rev. Nancy Vonderhorst officiated. Donations can be made in memory of Christopher to the Minisink Valley Technology Club, PO Box 217, Slate Hill, NY 10973. 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

MATAMORAS — Kathleen P. Masker age 69 of Matamoras, PA passed away Sunday, January 24, at Port Jervis, NY. She was born on July 20, 1946 in Middlebury, Vermont the daughter of Raymond and Shirley Pinney Conniff.
Kathleen retired as a nurse’s aide from Bon Secours Community Hospital, Port Jervis. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Matamoras Fire Dept., and a volunteer at Bon Secours Hospital. She was known as the “Jello Mama” and was known for her jello shots at any party.
Kathleen married Richard “Huck” Masker who pre-deceased her. She is survived by her three daughters Stacey Kurtz and her husband David, Amy Lazier and her companion Vincent Strickland, Dawn Masker and her companion John Hiatt all of Port Jervis; her grandchildren Kristin, Jennifer, David, Haley, and Brandi, her great-granddaughter Paityne Nicole; her two brothers Noel Cady and his wife Jean of New Hampshire, Steven Conniff and his wife Jo of the State of Florida, her sister-in-law Connie Conniff of Gloversville, NY; several nieces, nephews and her beloved dog “Sparky”.
She was pre-deceased by her daughter Tammy Lynn Masker, and her brother Edward Conniff.
Visitation was held 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, January 28 at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis. Funeral services followed at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Deacon Richard Marino officiated.
Interment will take place in the spring at Pine Grove Cemetery, Matamoras, PA. Memorial contributions may be made to the Matamoras Fire Dept., PO Box 252, Matamoras, PA 18336. 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

Janet L. Norton

PORT JERVIS — Janet L. Norton age 80 of Middletown, NY passed away Wednesday, January 27 at the home of her daughter Terry in Middletown. She was born on March 14, 1935 in Brockton, Massachusetts the daughter of Kenneth and Dora Shaw Lewis.
Janet retired as a retail assistant for K-Mart Stores in Amsterdam, NY. She married Frederick H. Holmes who pre-deceased her.
Janet is survived by her two daughters Teresa”Terry” Barton and her husband Chuck of Middletown, Debra Cummings and her husband Robert of Martsville, NY, three sons, Charles Allen of San Diego, California, Dennis Allen and his companion Linda Needle of Gulfport, Mississippi, Frederick Holmes, Jr. and his wife Wendy of Diamond Head, Mississippi, her sister Gail Sarah and her husband Arthur of Largo, Florida, her grandchildren; Jeremy, Aryeal, Vincent, David, Seth, Cameron, Brayden, Devan, Kelly, Scott, Eryon, Danielle, Heather, Anne, Niki, several nieces and nephews.
She was pre-deceased by her son Tommy Allen.
Services and interment will be private at the convenience of the family. 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

Helga Radloff

MILFORD — Helga Marianna Radloff (nee Jehle) of Milford, PA entered her eternal rest on Sunday, January 31.
Helga was born in Pforzheim, Germany to the late Karl and Helene (nee Fackler) Jehle. After her father was lost at the Battle of Stalingrad in 1943, she emigrated to America in 1947 with her mother and brother, settling in Union, NJ.
Helga is survived by her loving husband, George; three sons Daniel (Nancy) of North Brunswick, NJ, Stephen (Stacey) of Newton, NJ, and Jason (Cathy) of Kernersville, NC. She was also blessed by God with six beautiful grandchildren, Chelsie, Mallory, Kyle, Jesse, Cassie, and Zachary. In addition, she leaves to mourn her passing three sister-in-laws, Mary Switalski, Roberta Nekich, and Linda (Thomas) Lipp, Sr., as well as numerous nieces and nephews, her entire church family at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Dingmans Ferry, PA, and countless friends, including Richie and Linnie Eckelhofer of Erwinna, PA, Charles and MaryAnn Boyden of Harrison Valley, PA, Joan and Mike Castellano of Freehold, NJ, and Pam and Bill Scholla of New Kent, VA.
Helga was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Werner, and sister-in-law Judith (Ray) Ciszewski
Graveside services will be held on Sunday afternoon, February 7 at Delaware Cemetery with Rev. Niels Nielsen officiating. A celebration of life memorial will be held at a later date.
Since Helga was a “non-singing” member of the choir, memorial donations may be made to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Choir Memorial Fund in lieu of flowers.
Arrangements made by Stroyan Funeral Home, 405 West Harford Street, Milford, PA 18337

Alfred E. Smith

MILFORD — Mr. Alfred E. Smith of Port Jervis, NY, died Sunday, January 31 at Milford Senior Care & Rehabilitation Center. He was 89.
He was born January 22, 1927 in Albany, NY the son of the late Harry and Marie Peichl Smith.
Alfred proudly served our country in the United States Army during WWII and Korea.
He worked as the Night Foreman for Eastern Alloys, Maybrook, NY.
He was married to the late Elizabeth P. Hixson on October 30, 1947.
Alfred was a Past Member of Minisink Lanes Bowling Leagues.
Surviving are: sons, Kenneth Smith and his wife Donna of Glen Spey, NY and their children Jacob, Aaron and Rachel Smith and her boyfriend Tim Kurtzberg; Russell Smith and his wife Janet of Milford, PA and their children Darren Smith and his wife Dr. Marion Scoggins, Bryan Smith and his wife Melissa Vazquez, and Kyle Smith and his girlfriend Jessica Pettinato. Daughter, Christine Smith and her husband Edward of Ocala, FL
Friends may call at the Gray-Parker Funeral Home, Inc. 100 East Main Street Port Jervis on Friday, February 5 from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 5 at 12 p.m. at the funeral home.
Burial will be at Rural Valley Cemetery, Cuddebackville, NY.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Orange County Veterans Coalition, 111 Craigville Rd, Goshen, NY 10924.
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


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