Issue 51 — Thursday, July 21, 2016

MILFORD — Joseph Henry DeRose, 88 of Milford, PA passed away July 11, 2016 in Belle Reve Senior Living Community, Milford, PA. He was a retired Building Supervisor for George B. Buck Consultants, New York, NY, owner of the Crystal Spring House, Shohola, PA and owner and operator of DeRose Contracting, Shohola, PA. Joseph was a U.S. Army veteran serving from 1946 to 1947.
The son of the late Francis and Loretta (Thruelsen) DeRose he was born February 7, 1928 in Brooklyn, NY. He was married to Laura Ann (Canessa) DeRose February 1, 1948 in Brooklyn, NY.
Survivors include his wife; children Rosemarie Richter of Milford, PA, Patricia Feinberg of Media, PA, Joseph DeRose, Jr. of Milford, PA, Annette Martin of Milford, PA, Donna Glynn of Narrowsburg, NY, LauraJean Innella of Shohola, PA, Louann Jarrell of Jacksonville, FL, Susan Hilton of Norfolk, VA; brother Michael DeRose, sister Loretta Ansbro of Brooklyn, NY; 20 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by two brothers John and George DeRose and sister Mary Dolan of Brooklyn, NY.
Burial took place in Milford Cemetery, Dingman Township, PA.
Memorial donations may be made to the Ecumenical Food Pantry, 321 5th St., Milford, PA 18337.
Arrangements by Stroyan Funeral Home, 405 West Harford St., Milford, PA (

GREENTOWN — Charles Robert Knapp, age 61, of Forest City and formerly of Greentown, died Sunday, July 10, 2016 at Regional Hospital of Scranton.
Mr. Knapp was born August 11, 1954 in Honesdale, PA and was the son of the late Oscar and Evelyn (White) Knapp. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by a brother, William Knapp.
He served in the Navy and was a laborer who enjoyed hunting, fishing and golfing.
He is survived by his life companion, Bonnie J. Johnson of Forest City, PA; three daughters: Rosellen Knapp of CA, Christina Knapp of CA and Bonita Bensley of Forest City, PA, and one son: James W. Johnson III of Forest City, PA; six grandchildren: Brianna, Brice, Cassandra, Elizabeth, Loralie, and Jo-Jo; four sisters: Arlene Kelly of Hawley, PA, Delores Pruess of Greeley, PA, Jennie Barnes of Barryville, NY and Debbie Toth of FL; three brothers: Bernie Knapp of Kimbles, PA, Jimmy Knapp of Kimbles, PA and Joseph Knapp of Greeley, PA and many nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life will be held Sunday, July 31 at noon at Forest Volunteer Fire Department, 1129 Towpath Rd., Hawley.

DINGMANS FERRY — Amy M. Mark, 78 of Dingmans Ferry, PA passed away Friday, July 15, 2016 at Newton Memorial Hospital, Newton, NJ. She was a retired bank teller and bookkeeper for numerous banks and businesses in northern New Jersey. Amy graduated from Pompton Lakes High School (NJ) Class of 1956.
She was of the Protestant faith and for many years a member of the Ramsey (NJ) Fire Department Women’s Auxiliary.
The daughter of the late Ernest F. and Mary (Swap) Bond, Amy was born May 25, 1938 in Paterson, NJ. She grew up in Midland Park, New Jersey with four siblings. Three brothers, Ernest, John, and George Bond pre-deceased her, as well as her only sister, Isabelle Hoebee and her niece, Joanne Kirkpatrick who recently predeceased her in December 2015. She was married to the late Charles K. Mark.
Survivors include, niece, Marilee H. Ostman of West Virginia and nephew, Bruce L. Kirkpatrick with whom she resided in Dingmans Ferry, and additional nieces, nephews, grand nephews and families. In addition to family members, Amy is survived by many friends, in particular, Clarissa Rivas, her loving caregiver.
Graveside services will be held at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus, NJ on August 6 at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. David Felker officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to Karen Ann Quinlan Memorial Foundation 99 Sparta Avenue, Newton, NJ 07860 or the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements by Stroyan Funeral Home, 405 West Harford St., Milford, PA (

PORT JERVIS — Cynthia M. Nay age 56 of Port Jervis, NY passed away on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis. She was born on November 26, 1959 in Atlanta, GA and is the daughter of Julius C. Leonard and the late Doris Ann Beth.
Cynthia is survived by her husband Edgar Nay, Jr. of Cuddebackville, NY; her father Julius C. Leonard and her step-mother Michelle Leonard of Cuddebackville, NY; three daughters: Terri Manning of Port Jervis, Jennifer Nay of Port Jervis, and Georgia Nay of Deerpark, NY; three sons: Nicholas Nay, Julius Jr., and Anthony; four brothers: Daniel Ray Leonard, Julius C. Leonard, Jr., Lawerence Leonard, and Eugene Talmadge. Her sister Tammy Santiago; several nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held on Thursday, July 14 from 12:30-2:30 p.m. at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY 12771.
Interment will take place privately at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Port Jervis/Deerpark, 202 US-209, Port Jervis, NY 12771. Arrangements are by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY 12771.
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Guernsey “Jack” Sheeley

MATAMORAS — Guernsey “Jack” Sheeley age 89 of Matamoras, PA passed away on Monday July 11, 2016 passed away at his home. He was born on February 20, 1927 in Fostertown, NY. The son of Guernsey and Elma Griggs Sheeley. He proudly served our country during World War II with the US Army. Jack retired from Agway, Inc. in Milton, NY. He is a member of the Trinity United Methodist Parish, Fostertown, member of the Highland Lodge of Masons #718, F & AM.
He married Anna Langone who predeceased him. He is survived by his sister Janice R. Sheeley of Goshen, NY and her long time companion Mary Grandolf of Matamoras, PA.
Services will be private. Interment will take place at Fostertown Cemetery in Fostertown, NY. Arrangements by Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home. 154 East Main St., Port Jervis, NY, 12771.
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Claude “Cherie” Von Hake

HAWLEY — Claude “Cherie” (Garon) von Hake, age 87, of Sarasota, FL and formerly of Carle Place, NY and Hawley and Clarks Summit, PA, died Monday, July 4, 2016 in Sarasota, FL.
Mrs. von Hake was born May 15, 1929 at Vienne, France and was the daughter of the late Joseph and Yvonne (Baglan) Garon.
She was an executive manager for an import and export company.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years: Laurence von Hake; one son: Eric von Hake of Las Vegas, NV; one daughter: Sophie von Hake of Clarks Summit, PA and two granddaughters, Katie And Christina; one brother: Francis Garon of France; two sisters: Nicole Garon of France and Denise Bernard of CA.
Calling hours were Tuesday, July 19 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Teeters’ East Chapel, 505 Church St, Hawley, PA.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Tuesday, July 19 at 10 a.m. at BVM Queen Of Peace Roman Catholic Church, 314 Chestnut Ave, Hawley by Rev. Richard W. Beck, Pastor.

Joseph P. Weidner

MILFORD — Joseph P. Weidner age 83 of Milford, PA passed away Saturday, July 16, 2016 at Milford, PA. He was born on August 28, 1932 in Brooklyn, NY the son of Joseph P. and Florence List Weidner. Joe worked as a self-employed construction worker.
He was a faithful member of St. Joseph’s RC Church, Matamoras, PA. Joseph married Barbara Sutherland Weidner who pre-deceased him in 2009.
He is survived by his daughter Patricia A. Weidner and her companion Howard of Milford; two sons Joseph Weidner, Jr and his wife Bobbie-Jo of Milford, Christopher Weidner and his wife Nicole of New Port Richey, Florida; his brother David A. Weidner and his wife Kyla of Seattle, Wash., his grandchildren Jennifer Weidner, Joseph Weidner, III and his wife Kaily, Alishia and Kayla Weidner, Zachary, Matthew, and Meaghan Hunt, his beloved great grandchildren, Joseph IV, Lucy, Rachael and Zander; his nieces and nephews Norman, Nicholas, Jari, Lance, Lisa and Ellen; his brother-in-law Norman Sutherland and his wife Mary Ellen, his sister-in-law Darlene Haas and her husband George.
Joe was pre-deceased by his sister-in-law Barbara J. Weidner. Visitation will be held 5-8 p.m. Thursday, July 21 at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Friday, July 22 at St. Joseph’s R.C. Church, Matamoras, PA. Rev. Alfred Vito will be the celebrant.
Interment will follow at Milford Cemetery, Milford, PA.
Memorial contributions may be made to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 104 Bennett Ave., Milford, PA 18337. Arrangements are by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY.
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James Okey Williams

DINGMANS FERRY — James Okey Williams, age 60, of Dingmans Ferry, died Tuesday, July 5, 2016, at Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY. He is survived by his beloved wife, Della J. Williams. There were married on June 25, 2005.
Born August 25, 1955, in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of the late Okey and Addie (Mays) Williams. Formerly of Briarwood, Queens, NY, he was a train conductor for the Long Island Railroad until his retirement in 2012.
A Dingmans Ferry resident for 17 years, he was a member of Faith Christian Outreach Center, Lords Valley, where he and his wife served as Deacons for many years.
Known as Big Jim the Gentle Giant, he loved anything having to do with trains and his favorite holiday was Christmas. He loved food and grilling, his specialties being barbeque ribs, teriyaki turkey wings and pot pies.
Most important to him, however, was that he loved and faithfully served God with all his heart.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters: Yvonne Williams of New York City, NY and Tinisha K. Franklin of Virginia; three sons: James Williams Jr. of Bronx, NY, Ramone J. Williams of Dingmans Ferry, PA, and Arnell W. Franklin Jr. of New York City, NY; two sisters: Patricia Williams of Brooklyn, NY, and Florrie Braxton of Queens, NY; and three grandchildren: James “L.J.” Williams of Bronx, NY, Maya C. Gill of Virginia and Aniyah M. Franklin of Brooklyn, NY.
Calling hours were Saturday, July 16, from 9-10:30 a.m. at Faith Christian Outreach Center, 104 Red Shale Rd., Lords Valley, PA. The funeral followed at 11 a.m. at the church. Pastor Mike Stevenson officiated.
Burial will be in Indian Orchard Cemetery, Honesdale.


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