Obituaries

Issue 4 — Thursday, August 25, 2016

MATAMORAS — Robert W. Barber, 66 of Matamoras, PA passed away August 19, 2016 at home. He was a retired custodian for Milford Bible Church, Milford, PA. Robert was a member of the Center Point Community Church a past member of the Port Jervis Fire Department and served in the U.S. Army reserves.
The son of the late Charles and Marian (Runnalls) Barber he was born February 6, 1950 in Port Jervis, NY. He was married to Colleen (Nolan) Barber.
Survivors include his wife Colleen C. Barber; son Chad R. Barber of Spencer, NY; daughter Tammy Barber and her fiancé Sam P. Brown of Lancaster, PA; sister Marilyn Smith of Richmond, VA and two grandchildren Tyler V. Barber and Andrew C. Barber.
Funeral services were held at Center Point Community Church, 117 Milford Hill Lane, Milford, PA on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 with Rev. Neal Wintermute officiating.
Burial took place in Delaware Cemetery, Dingmans Ferry, PA private at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Center Point Community Church, PO Box 164, Matamoras, PA 18336.
Arrangements by Stroyan Funeral Home, 405 West Harford St., Milford, PA (www.stroyanfuneralhome.com).

 

DINGMANS FERRY — Michael J. Gable, Sr., 64 of Dingmans Ferry, PA passed away peacefully on August 15, 2016 at home. He was a partner of Gable Brothers Ent., Dingmans Ferry, PA for 15 years, Pike County Deputy Sheriff for 10 years, member of the St. Vincent DePaul Church, Milford, PA, and a member of the Tilgman Angle Smith American Legion Post # 851, Dingmans Ferry, PA, He proudly served in the U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division, Screaming Eagles from 1972 to 1977
The son of the late (Jack) Clarence and (Ginny) Virginia (O’Neill) Gable who owned ‘The Gay Bull’ General Store in Dingmans Ferry. Michael was born on January 18, 1952 in Philadelphia, PA. He was married to Barbara (Donohue) Gable.
Mike blessed his family daily through his passions of cooking and building. He loved being in the kitchen, on the grill, sharing his creations with everyone who entered. Mike valued and treasured family life and his many friends. He loved all his dogs, especially Boo. As an avid and accurate bow hunter he found peace in the great outdoors for many years, which he forever engraved in his children. Michael was with Barbara for 36 wonderful years.
He was known for his keen sense of humor, endless generosity and huge heart. He would be satisfied by making everyone smile. He will be deeply missed, he was taken too soon.
Survivors include his wife; three children Amy Gable of Dingmans Ferry, PA, Thomas Gable of Dingmans Ferry, PA, Michael J. Gable, Jr. of NY; sister Linda Bond and her husband Jim of Sterling, PA; Steven Gable and his wife Susan of Dingmans Ferry, PA and nephew Brandon Gable of Dingmans Ferry, PA.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Vincent DePaul Church, Milford, PA on Friday, August 19 with Rev. Paul Mullen officiating. Burial followed in Delaware Cemetery, Dingmans Ferry, PA
Memorial donations may be made to Pike County Humane Society, PO Box 255, Milford, PA 18337 or Delaware Township Volunteer Ambulance Corp, PO Box 186, Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328.

MILFORD — Sonia D. Gatzke, 93 of Milford, PA passed away August 21, 2016 at the Alliance Adult Living, Westfall Twp., PA. She was a retired Registered Nurse for St. Francis Hospital, Port Jervis, NY, owned and operated Corner Antiques, Milford, PA. Sonia was a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army serving in the Atlantic and Pacific Theaters during WWII. She was a member and past Commander of the Mt. Laurel VFW Post #8612, Milford, PA.
The daughter of the late Edward and Gisele Dunn she was born March 27, 1923 in Marlborough, MA. She was married to Allen Gatzke.
Survivors include her husband; son-in-law Donald Board of Dingmans Ferry, PA and her granddaughter Jessi Znosko of Farmville, VA.
She was predeceased by her daughter Gisele Board in 2005.
Friends may call at Stroyan Funeral Home, 405 West Harford St., Milford, PA on Friday August 26, 2016 from 2 to 4 p.m. Funeral series will be held at the funeral home on Friday, August 26, 2016 at 4 p.m. with Rev. Paul Mullen officiating.
Final interment will take place at the Fort Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, PA private at the convenience of the family.
Memorial donations may be made to the Milford Ambulance Corp, PO Box 1369, Milford, Pa 18337.

Robert C. Ritchie

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.

George D. Stahl

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.

 

Janny Sybrandy

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.

Therese Yorke

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.

 

 

 
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