Issue 42 — Thursday, May 21, 2015

MILFORD — Carol Albrecht, 80 of Augusta, NJ passed away peacefully at Belle Reve Senior Living, Milford on May 2. She earned a Masters Degree in Teaching and Communications while raising four children and went on to become a middle school history teacher at Rockaway School District in NJ.
She loved animals and was always surrounded by her beloved dogs and horses. She was active in Equine activities in Sussex County NJ and beyond for many years. Carol was an avid and expert knitter and crocheter and a wonderful cook. The gifts and talents she brought to her family and friends will be greatly missed.
The daughter of the late Edward and Florence (Fersch) Simkin, she was born on Dec. 9, 1934 in Passaic, NJ. She was married to the late Neil Albrecht, who predeceased her on Oct. 11, 2011.
Survivors include a daughter Diane Arden of Milford; three sons Robert Albrecht of Milford, Scott Albrecht of Branchville, NJ and Christopher Albrecht of Hawley, PA.
Services and cremation will be private at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the New Jersey Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 1119 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick, NJ 08901.
Funeral Arrangements made by Stroyan Funeral Home, 405 W. Harford St., Milford, PA.

MILFORD — Clifford Bartlett, a 10 year resident of Milford, PA passed away at home on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 after a long battle with cancer. He was 69. Cliff was a retired 35 year Veteran holding the rank of Senior Master Sergeant for the United States Air Force at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, OR.
The beloved son of the late Noah David and Marie (Stephenson) Bartlett and Sarah (Lynch) Bartlett, he was born in Silverton, OR on Sept. 25, 1945. Cliff married Anne Marie Bartlett in 2004 in Orange County NY and they celebrated almost 11 years together raising their family.
Survivors include his wife, Anne Marie; his children John and his wife Claire of Portland OR, Jaimee Mullamphy and her husband Keith of Dingmans Ferry, PA, Noah and his wife Emily of Catskill NY, Steven and his fiancé Brittany of Miliani HI, Christopher and Nikolas of Milford PA, four beloved grandchildren. Cliff is also survived by his five sisters that all reside in Oregon.
Services and burial will take place at Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, OR.
Memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project (
Arrangements by Stroyan Funeral Home, 405 West Harford St., Milford, PA.

SPARROWBUSH — James R. Chandler, Jr. age 76 of Sparrowbush, NY passed away Sunday, May 17, 2015 at his home. He was born on December 29, 1938 in Sparrowbush, NY the son of James R. Chandler, Sr. and Helen Cherry Chandler.
Jim retired as a Senior Investigator with the Bureau of Criminal Investigation, New York State Police, Troop F, Middletown, NY. He served as Supervisor for the Town of Deerpark from 1999-2003. He was a member of the P.B.A., New York State Police and a member of the Antique Auto Club of America.
Jim married Mary J. Banach Chandler who survives at home. He is also survived by his three sons, Jeff Chandler and his wife Lisa of Tampa, Florida, James Chandler, III of Tampa, Florida, Paul Banta and his wife Kelly of Sparrowbush, two daughters, Vicki Blair and her husband Allen of North Carolina, Barbara Sauschuck and her husband Randy of Sparrowbush, his sister Joy Ryerson and her husband David of Glen Spey, Cherry Behrens and her husband Roy of Melbourne, Florida, nine grandchildren, four great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
He was pre-deceased by his son Kevin Scott Chandler in 1962.
Visitation was held Wednesday, May 20 at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 21 at 11 a.m. at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home. Rev. Nancy Vonderhorst will officiate. Interment will follow at Pine Hill Cemetery, Sparrowbush, NY.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Tribute Program, PO Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908. 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

PORT JERVIS — Joan Arlene Decker of Port Jervis, NY and a lifetime resident of the area died Tuesday, May 12 at Orange Regional Medical Center, Middletown, NY. She was 70.
She was born Feb. 12, 1945 in Middletown, NY the daughter of the late Walter Arlington Hendershot, Sr. and the late Leona “Ruth” Wormuth Hendershot.
Joan married Ronald P. Decker, Sr. on Sept. 17, 1963 and they were married for 24 years prior to his death on Aug. 24, 1987.
She worked as an Information Systems Specialist for Catholic Charities in Goshen, NY. She was also the secretary working with her husband and son in the family plumbing business Ron Decker Plumbing and Heating.
Joan was a member of Mulberry House Senior Center, Middletown, NY where she enjoyed socializing with her many friends. She was a member of the Over The Hill Motorcycle Club and the Co-President and Secretary of the Wormuth-Hulse Family Reunion. She was a past Brownie and Girl Scout Den Mother and a Little League girls softball coach.
She enjoyed her Book Club and Crocheting Club.
A family statement read: Heaven gained the most beautiful angel when God called mom home. Mom was the strongest and most courageous woman we knew. She overcame many obstacles with grace while keeping a positive outlook and by always remaining hopeful. She loved her family unconditionally and was very proud of all their accomplishments; especially those of her children and grandchildren. She was very pleased and excited to welcome her first great grandchild Liam to her family. She cherished her work at Catholic Charities and the relationships she formed while there. She enjoyed her family, line dancing, playing cards, playing games, puzzles, shopping on QVC and watching her favorite shows. She touched the lives of many with her laughter and wit and was loved by those lucky enough to know her. She will be dearly missed. We love you to pieces. Nighty Night.
Surviving are her son Ronald P. Decker, Jr. of Port Jervis, daughter Melissa Decker of Port Jervis, two brothers, Bill Hendershot and his wife Kathy of Concord, NC and Eric Hendershot of Middletown, NY, two sisters, Elaine Foster of Huguenot, NY and Shirley Brown of Huguenot, NY, her fraternal twin sister June Lee and her husband Ken of Middletown, NY, and Linda Yonts of Port Jervis, two grandchildren, a great grandson, also several nieces and nephews.
She was pre deceased by her brother Walter Arlington Hendershot, Jr.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, May 16 at the Gray-Parker Funeral Home, Inc. Burial was at Pine Hill Cemetery, Sparrowbush, NY.
Memorial contributions to: American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718
Funeral arrangements by the Gray-Parker Funeral Home, 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY 12771, 845-856-5191. For additional information, directions or to send a condolence note to the family visit www.grayparkerfuneralhome

BRANCHVILLE. NJ — Leona M. Little age 83 of Branchville, New Jersey, formerly of Port Jervis, died Sunday May 17 at her home. She was born on May 30, 1931 in Hamburg, NJ the daughter of William and Freida Hanger Aumick.
Leona was pre-deceased by her first husband Mahlon R. Casterlin and her second husband Herbert Little. She is survived by her four sons, Herbert Little, Jr. of Lake Hopatcong, NJ, Albert Casterlin and his wife Joy of Bossier City, Louisiana, Thomas Casterlin an his wife Lisa of Lafayette, NJ, Alan Casterlin and his wife Joan of Sussex, NJ, her daughter Janice Karstetter and her husband Gary of Branchville,NJ, her sister Freida Banks of South Carolina, her beloved daughter-in-law Marlene Casterlin, 11 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
Leona was pre-deceased by her grandsons Herbert Little III and Joshua Casterlin, her great-granddaughter Elizabeth.
Services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice, 350 Sparta Avenue, Building B, Suite 2, Sparta, NJ 07871.
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

MILFORD — Kenneth F. Petzinger (Frank) of Milford, PA, formerly of NJ, passed away on May 15. He was the beloved husband of Mary Alice (Smith) Petzinger.
Loving father of Stephen (Tiffany), Frank, John, Judy (Ray) Cook, Andrea Hammond (Cy), and Ronnie Petzinger (Angela).
He was the stepfather of Heather Taylor and son in law of Margaret Smith. Ken is also survived by his brother Ronald, his sister Joan Graczyk and his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his daughter Susan Caffrey and his grandsons Christian and Michael Petzinger.
A memorial service will be held at a later time in New Jersey at the convenience of the family. Arrangements made by Stroyan Funeral Home, 405 W. Harford St., Milford, PA.


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