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).