Issue 4 — Thursday, August 25, 2016
PORT JERVIS — Robert C. Ritchie age 60 of Port Jervis, NY passed away Tuesday August 16, 2016 surrounded by his family. Bob was born on July 4, 1956 in Brooklyn, NY the son Robert and Patricia Martin Ritchie. He is survived by his wife Susan H. Gillinder, his daughter Sarah Butto and her husband Joe, his daughter Claire Ritchie, and his beloved granddog Velvet. He is also survived by his mother Patricia Ritchie, brother Michael Ritchie and his husband Bob Martorano, sister Debbie Ditoto and her husband Anthony, brother Jimmy Ritchie, sister-in-law Lyn Mack and her husband Brant, as well as many nieces and nephews. He was preceded by his father Robert W. Ritchie, father-in-law Edwin H. Gillinder and mother-in-law Jeanne Gillinder.
Bob was an active member of the community. He served many years as a councilman for the Second Ward for the City of Port Jervis. He was Chairman of the Port Jervis Republican Committee and coach for Port Jervis Youth Soccer. Bob worked as a Help Desk Supervisor for the Orange County Government in Goshen. Bob truly loved the City of Port Jervis. He dedicated himself to trying to make the city he called home a better place. Bob considered it a privilege to serve the people of Port Jervis, he cared very much about those he represented. Those that knew or worked with Bob considered him to be a gentleman and honorable man.
After his family, Bob’s love was the New York Rangers. He enjoyed nothing more than taking his family and friends to Madison Square Garden. He loved to share his passion and enthusiasm for the sport and his team. Every year he looked forward to going to opening night with his girls to partake in everything Rangers.
Bob was extremely proud of his girls and loved his family more than words could ever express. He was always there, whether it was traveling for AAU basketball, coaching youth soccer, or just hanging out in the backyard, you could always count on him.
Visitation was held 4-7 p.m. Friday, August 19 at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Saturday, August 20, at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home. Rev. Robert Cassidy officiated. Interment will follow at Rural Valley Cemetery, Cuddebackville, NY. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Port Jervis-Deerpark Humane Society, Route 209, Port Jervis, NY 12771. 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.
MILFORD — George D. Stahl, 80, of Milford, PA passed away Tuesday, August 16th, 2016 at Orange Regional Medical Center, Wallkill, NY. George served his country in the U.S. Army and was a policeman in the Union City Police Department, Union City, NJ, and the State of NJ Medal of Honor recipient.
The son of the late Leonard and Elizabeth (Dowd) Stahl he was born on June 28, 1936 in Jersey City, NJ. He was married to Judith “Judy” (Thomas) Stahl.
He is survived by his wife; one son; Michael Stahl, one daughter; Raeanne Hempel, two sisters; Helen Jouas and Shirley Catlow; several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service was held at the funeral home on Friday, August 19, 2016 with Deacon Joe Daiello officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to Pike County Humane Society, P. O. Box 255, Milford, PA.
MATAMORAS — Janny Sybrandy age 75 of Matamoras, PA passed away Tuesday, August 16. 2016 at Middletown, NY. She was born on August 24, 1940 in Bruinisse, Holland the daughter of Cornelius and Jozina Wesdorp van Gilst.
Janny was the former co-owner of Sybrandy’s Deli in Matamoras for many years. She later retired as a cafeteria worker for the Delaware Valley School District in Westfall Twshp, PA. Janny was a faithful member of the Deerpark Reformed Church in Port Jervis. She was a Deacon, Elder, Choir member and Treasurer of the Church. She was a dedicated member of the Deerpark Reformed Church Women for many years.
Janny married Ignatius “John” Sybrandy who survives at home. She is also survived by her four sons, Cornelius A. Sybrandy and his wife Vanessa Primavera of Marriottsville, MD, Paul George Sybrandy and his wife Diana of Matamoras, Johannes P. Sybrandy and his wife Amber of Dingmans Twshp., PA, George Rodgers and his wife Kathy of Oak Ridge, NJ, two daughters, Anna M. Rolando and her husband Edward of Hewitt, NJ, Patricia C. Fernot and her companion Kevin, of Vernon, NJ, and 20 grandchildren.
Visitation was held 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday, August 22 at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. Funeral services were held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 23, at the Deerpark Reformed Church., 30 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. Rev. Ann Rost officiaited.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Deerpark Reformed Church women, 30 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY 12771.
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.
HAWLEY— Therese Yorke, 70 of Hawley, PA died on August 20, 2016 at Belle Reve Senior Living Center, Milford, PA.
The daughter of the late Michael and Rose (Parcesepe) Fontana she was born on December 23, 1945 in Brooklyn, NY. She was married to Howard Yorke on November 1, 1970 in Brooklyn, NY.
Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Kelly Pizzimenti of Hawley, PA, Dawn Zinn of Fairfax, VA; three grandchildren; cousin, Ann DeFlorio; close friend, Sandra Ferrari; and other cousins and close friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Saint John Neumann Church, Hawley, PA on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 5 p.m. with Reverend Thomas Major officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 1701 North Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA 22311.