Obituaries

Issue 47 — Thursday, June 25, 2015

HUGUENOT, NY — Janice L. Bryk age 64 of Huguenot, New York passed away Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at the Orange Regional Medical Center, Middletown, NY.
Janice was born on August 24, 1950 in Middletown, NY the daughter of the late Daniel Ryder and Elsie Walters Ryder who survives.
Janice was a patient accounting clerk at Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown. She was a faithful member of the First Presbyterian Church in Port Jervis.
Janice married Joseph Bryk who survives at home.
She is also survived by her son Anthony Bryk and his wife Melissa of Georgia, her mother, Elsie Walters Ryder of Middletown, NY, her step-daughter Debra Hutt and her husband George of Hyde Park, NY, her step-son Stephen Bryk of Johnson, NY, her sister Sharon Perna and her husband Thomas of Middletown, NY, three grand daughters, two great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Memorial services were held Tuesday, June 23 at the First Presbyterian Church, 60 Sussex St., Port Jervis, NY. Rev. Ann Akers officiated.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 60 Sussex 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 tot he family visit knight-auchmoody.com.

POND EDDY, NY — Michael A. Cyrek, age 55, of Cape Vincent, NY, and formerly of Pond Eddy, NY passed away on Sunday, June, 14 at his home in Cape Vincent.
The son of the late Eugene E. and Celia Pietras Cyrek, he was born on June 29, 1959 in Brooklyn, NY.
Michael worked as a carpenter at Worden Enterprises.
He is survived by his two sons, Michael and Nicholas Cyrek of Massachusetts, his brother, Adam Cyrek of Eldred, NY, his sister, Melanie Delcore of Springfield, VA and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his brother Eugene Cyrek, Jr.
Funeral services were held Friday, June 19 at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home. Rev. Vincent Odikanoro officiated. Burial followed at the Glen Spey Cemetery in Glen Spey, NY.
Arrangements are by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc. 154 East Main Street, Port Jervis, NY 12771. For information, directions, or to send a condolence note to the family, please visit www.knight-auchmoody.com.

PORT JERVIS — The family of Rev. Robert E. Foster, of Port Jervis, will receive friends Tuesday, June 30 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 1, at 11 a.m. at the Milford Bible Church, 110 Foxcroft Road, Milford, PA. Rev. Keith Sanders will officiate. Interment will follow funeral services at Pine Grove Cemetery, Matamoras, Pennsylvania.
Memorial contributions may be made in Rev. Foster’s memory to the Milford Bible Church, 110 Foxcroft Road, Milford, PA 18336.
Arrangements are by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis. For information, directions or to send a condolence note to the family visit knight-auchmoody.com.

SPARROWBUSH — Mrs. Jennie “Jeanne” August McCarthy of Sparrowbush, NY died Saturday, June 20, 2015. She was 87.
She was born August 5, 1927 in Hoboken, NJ the daughter of the late August Marsh and the late Jennie Henning Marsh.
She was married for 35 years to retired NYC Fireman Timothy McCarthy prior to his death on December 7, 2006.
Jeanne worked at General Foods, Hoboken, NJ before retiring to Sparrowbush NY
Surviving are: Roger and Patricia Marsh of Bayonne NJ and family and friends of Hoboken NJ and Sparrowbush NY.
She was predeceased by her brother David and sisters Elsbeth, Evelyn and Ethel
Friends may call at the Gray-Parker Funeral Home, Inc. 100 East Main St., Port Jervis on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Entombment will be held Thursday, June 25th 2015 at 11 a.m. in the Fairlawn Mausoleum, 501 Bergenwood Road, Fairlawn, NJ 07022.
Funeral arrangements are by the Gray-Parker Funeral Home, 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY.
For additional information, directions or to send a condolence note to the family visit www.grayparkerfuneralhome.com.

MILFORD — Victor E. Orben, age 87, lifelong resident of Milford, PA passed away on June 14, Flag Day after a long illness. Victor is survived by his loving wife Jane, four sons, Richard, Kerry and his wife Laura, Jay, Mark and his wife Amy Orben, all of Milford, and one granddaughter, Kaylan and her husband Todd Alexander of Chambersburg. He also leaves behind a sister Sheila, sister-in-law Mary Ellen Orben and many nieces and nephews. The son of Everett and Hazel Orben, he was preceded in death by a brother Kenneth and two sisters, Olive and Joyce.
Victor founded Victor E. Orben, Professional Land Surveyors in 1959 and was the last elected County Surveyor. He enjoyed being in the field and, with his sons, had surveyed most of the county.
Many other surveyors now working in the area learned the craft under him. Besides his work, over the years Victor enjoyed painting and his art gallery, making stained glass, traveling to Cape Cod and Newport, his horses and making birdhouses in his wood shop.
He joined the Navy when he was a teenager to fight in WWII just before the war ended. In his younger years, he was a volunteer firefighter at the Milford Fire Department and a member of the Milford Lions Club.
Most of all, he adored his only granddaughter Kaylan. He loved spending time with her and watching her grow up.
Burial will be at the convenience of the family according to their wishes. In lieu of services or flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Pike County Humane Society, PO Box 255, Milford, PA 18337.
Arrangements made by Stroyan Funeral Home, 405 West Harford Street, Milford, PA 18337.

MATAMORAS — Mr. Robert L. Potenza of Matamoras, PA & formerly of Walden, NY died Saturday, June 20, 2015 at Bon Secours Community Hospital. He was 90.
He was born June 16, 1925 in Bronx, NY the son of Italian Immigrants the late Louis Potenza and the late Louise Patruno Potenza.
Robert married Gerda Mikkelsen 53 years ago on December 31, 1961 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II from 1943 to 1946. In 2014 Robert was honored for his service in the U.S. Navy in the Honor Flight to Washington D.C. for World War II Veterans.
Robert worked for NY Tel, Telephone Company in White Plains, NY.
He was a past Councilman for the Borough of Matamoras and an honorary member of the Matamoras Fire Department.
A family statement reads: He was a loving husband, father and grandpa.
He is survived by his wife Gerda Potenza at home; two sons: Robert Potenza & his wife Carol Ann of Ellenville, NY; Erik Potenza of Raleigh, NC; a daughter Danielle Sperry of Matamoras, PA; two grandchildren and also several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by three sisters: Anna, Mary and Helen.
There will be no visitation.
Graveside services with military honors will be in the Orange County Veterans’ Cemetery, Goshen, NY
Memorial contributions may be made to: Honor Flight Inc., Attn: Diane Gresse, 300 East Auburn Ave., Springfield, OH 45505 or visit www.honorflight.org
Funeral arrangements are by the Gray-Parker Funeral Home, 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY.
For additional information, directions or to send a condolence note to the family, visit www.grayparkerfuneralhome.com

MILFORD — Dorothy Mae Quail, 86, a lifelong resident of Milford passed away June 16 at Bon Secours Community Hospital, Port Jervis, NY after a short illness. The daughter of the late Henry and Lena Mae (Miller) Gebhardt she was born Sept. 4, 1928 in Dingman Township, PA. She was married to the late Adin “Jim” Quail in 1953.
Dorothy is survived by her son Robert Quail and his wife Cynthia of Milford, PA. She was predeceased by her son Frederick in 1982; husband Adin in 2006 and grandson Michael in 2014.
Funeral services were held at the Stroyan Funeral Home on June 19 with Rev. Ben Willis officiating.
Burial will be in Milford Cemetery, Dingman Twp., PA private at the convenience of the family.
Memorial donations in memory of Dorothy may be made to the American Heart Association (www.heart.org).

 

 
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