Issue 16 — Thursday, November 19, 2015

PORT JERVIS — Constance H. Bacha of Medford, N.J., formerly of Port Jervis, N.Y., died Friday, November 6, 2015 in Medford N.J. She was 108 years of age.
She was born June 4, 1907 in New York City, NY the daughter of the late William S. and the late Louisa A. Moore Cox and was the last surviving child of 8. She grew up in Tuxedo N. Y. where she excelled in athletics.
Constance married John Bacha on January 29, 1938 in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Tuxedo, N.Y. They were married for 30 years prior to his death in Hartwood, N.Y. on March 3, 1968.
A graduate of Oneonta College she earned her teaching degree and taught briefly after graduation. For a time she worked in the office of the Eddy Farm Resort in Sparrow Bush, N.Y. and in later years worked in nursing at both Hamilton Avenue Hospital in Monticello, N Y and later Horton Memorial Hospital in Middletown N.Y.
She was a former member of Holy Name R.C. Church in Otisville, N.Y. and St. Mary’s R.C. Church, Port Jervis, N.Y. She also held membership in the Catholic Daughters of Americas Court Madonna #114 and the Daughter of Americas-Junior Delight court.
Constance is survived by her two daughters: Constance Besen and spouse Dr. Morton Besen of Menlo Park Ca., and Mary Jo Wilde of Pearl River N.Y. five grandchildren and one great- grandson and several nieces and nephews.
Constance was predeceased by her Son-in-law Robert Wilde.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 in the Holy Name of Jesus R.C. Church in Otisville, NY with Rev. Michael Palazzo officiating.
Burial followed at Holy Name of Jesus Cemetery, Otisville, N.Y.
Funeral arrangements are by the Gray-Parker Funeral Home, Inc., 100 E Main St. , Port Jervis, NY.
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BLOOMING GROVE — Theodore Whaley Cart, age 84, of Blooming Grove Hunting and Fishing Club, Blooming Grove, Pennsylvania and formerly of Harbourton, New Jersey, Florence, South Carolina and Warwick, Bermuda, died peacefully Monday, November 9, 2015, at home.
Born April 25, 1931, in Trenton, NJ, he was the son of the late Theodore Simons and Dorothy (Wilson) Cart. He graduated from the Lawrenceville School and earned his BA from Williams College. He then earned his MA and PhD in American History from UNC Chapel Hill, NC. He served with the US Naval Reserve on a destroyer escort on the Great Lakes during the Korean Conflict.
He was a Professor of History at Francis Marion University in Florence, SC, from 1971 to 1992, and had also worked for many years at his father’s company, Atlantic Products, in Trenton, NJ.
As a member of Blooming Grove Hunting and Fishing Club, he was considered the Club Historian.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years: Elizabeth (Zuill) Cart; one daughter: Vail Elizabeth Cart Tyler and her husband Roger B. Tyler of Essex, MA; one son: Benjamin W. Cart and his wife Sarah A. Cart of Key Largo, FL; one nephew; six grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; one cousin and his and brother-in-law.
A private family memorial service will be held at a Blooming Grove stream at Thanksgiving time.
If desired, a donation may be made in Ted’s memory to The Bermuda National Trust at or call 441-236-8483 or to Blooming Grove Club Endowment Fund, Blooming Grove Club, 123 Old Field Rd., Blooming Grove, PA 18428.

PORT JERVIS — Joan J. Conklin age 82 of Port Jervis, NY passed away Sunday, November 15, 2015 at Good Samaritan Hospital, Suffern, NY. She was born on August 28, 1933 in Port Jervis, NY the daughter of William and Christianna Livingston Flieger. Joan married Raymond J. Conklin who pre-deceased her.
She is survived by her three sons, Darius Conklin and his wife Patti of Port Jervis, Brad Conklin and his companion Rose of Opp, Alabama, Brian Conklin and his companion Irene of Yulan, her three daughters, Korinne Thorpe of Port Jervis, Colleen “Coe” Hammond and her husband Richard of Sparrowbush, Cheryl Olver and her husband Russell of Milford, PA, 15 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, two great great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by her granddaughter Jennifer Conklin, her sisters Velma Trotta, Frances Amato and her brothers Russell and William Flieger.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. , Friday, November 20, at Pine Hill Cemetery, Sparrowbush, NY. Rev. Robert Cassidy will officiate. 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

MATAMORAS — Eleanore Midlarsky, of Matamoras, PA, passed away on November 3, 2015 at Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis, NY. She was a retired Independent Living Aid for Human Resource Center in Honesdale, PA.
The daughter of the late Joseph and Gloria (Carlson) Dumovich, she was born on February 19, 1947 in Manhattan, NY.
Survivors include her husband, Eugene Lane of Matamoras, PA; two sons Anthony Midlarsky of Matamoras, PA, Lewis Midlarsky of Richboro, PA; daughter Tammy McClain of Matamoras, PA; brother Joseph Dumovich of Matamoras, PA and five grandchildren. She was predeceased by a brother Charles Dumovich.
A celebration of her life took place at the Dimmick Inn, 101 E. Harford St., Milford, PA 18337 on Friday, November 6, 2015.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Pike County Humane Society, P.O. Box 255, Milford, PA 18337 or Deer Park Humane Society, 202 Rt. 209, Port Jervis, NY 12771.

MILFORD — Muriel Paquette, 74 of Milford, PA died unexpectedly in Boston, MA on September 18, 2015. Muriel was a retired Legal Secretary for the Pike County Public Defender’s Office, Milford, PA and she was a Friend of the Pike County Library, Milford, PA.
The daughter of Albert and Elizabeth (Staats) Wolf she was born in New York, NY on October 19, 1940. She was the beloved wife of Raymond Paquette.
Survivors include her husband Ray, two sons, Mark and Raymond; six grandchildren, Raymond III, Nick, Gabriel, Eliza, Kellen, Evan; one great-grandchild, Adrianna and one sister, Vera Dana. She was predeceased by her brother Kenneth.
Arrangements made by Stroyan Funeral Home, 405 W. Harford St., Milford, PA.

PORT JERVIS — Mrs. Maria Pawlicha of Port Jervis, NY and a long time resident of the area died Saturday, November 7, 2015 at home with her family by her side. She was 89.
She was born May 13, 1926 in Ukraine the daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. Kupczyk, Maria was married for 59 years to John Pawlicha prior to his death on December 17, 2004.
She was a member of St. Mary’s R.C. Church, Port Jervis, NY and the Mt. Carmel Society, Port Jervis. Maria worked as an Assembler for Kolmar Labs in Port Jervis.
Surviving are her son Bohdan Pawlicha of Port Jervis, NY; two daughters:Jeanne Crosby & her husband Alfred R. of Gettysburg, PA and Zorianna Grosso & her husband Guy T., Jr. of Godeffroy, NY; one sisterAnna Ukraine; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and also several nieces and nephews.
Maria was predeceased by her three brothers.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at the funeral home followed by Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary’s R.C. Church, 46 Ball Street, Port Jervis with Father Matthew Newcomb officiating.
Burial took place at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Port Jervis, NY.
Memorial contributions to Hospice of Orange And Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Ct, Newburgh, NY 12550
Arrangements by Gray-Parker Funeral Home Inc., 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY 12771.
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PORT JERVIS — Kathleen L. Schmick age 65 of Port Jervis, NY passed away Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at Milford Senior Care, Milford, PA. She was born January 15, 1950 in Port Jervis, NY the daughter of Alan and Corcelia Decker Utter.
Kathleen is survived by her two sons Kevin Schmick of Matamoras, PA and Todd Schmick of Middletown, NY, her sisters Alana Talmadge of Montague, NJ, and Julie Morgan, her three brothers Joseph Morgan of Monticello, Gregory Decker of Port Jervis and Jeffrey Morgan her three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her long time soul mate Jimmy Hutchinson and several nieces and nephews. Kathleen was pre-deceased by her daughter Donna Campbell, her brother David Morgan and her sister Linda Utter.
Visitation was held Friday, November 13 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. Arrangements are by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home. For information, directions or to send a condolence note to the family visit


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