Issue 13 — Thursday, October 27, 2016

ROWLAND — Charles T. Bright, Sr., age 86, of Rowland died Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at Hospice of the Sacred Heart in Dunmore, PA.
Mr. Bright was born July 30, 1930 in Brooklyn, NY and was the son of the late Ernest Frederick and Matilda (Scott) Bright. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by three brothers, Freddie, William and Richard.
Charles served in the Navy during the Korean Conflict. He owned and operated Charles Bright Fishing Tackle in Rowland on the banks of the Lackawaxen River for over 40 years. He was a member of Trout Unlimited and Sons of Norway.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years: Doris M (Levy) Bright, two daughters: Merrill D. and her husband, Mike Rosdahl of Lompoc, CA and Janet C. Teleb of Greentown, PA, and one son: Charles T. Bright, Jr and his wife, Joyce of Morgan Hill, CA; four grandchildren: Christopher Bright; Jennifer Birght; Michael Bright; Aziza Teleb; and two great-grandchildren, Trevor & Troy Anders.
A celebration of Charlie’s life was held Saturday, October 22 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Central Volunteer Fire Dept., Westcolang Rd, Hawley.
Memorial contribution may be made to the Central Volunteer Fire Dept, Station 27, Westcoland Rd., Hawley or the Lackawaxen Ambulance, Squad 21, 109 PA Rt. 590, Greeley, PA., 18425.

PORT JERVIS — Jesus Manuel Cotto age 51 of Port Jervis, NY passed away on Monday, October 17, 2016 at Orange Regional Center in Middletown, NY. He was born on March 1, 1965 in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico and is the son of Daniel Cotto Alvarez and Luz Maria Artache Villanueva.
Jesus worked as a Chauffeur in Middletown, NY. He is survived by his daughter Elisha Lynnette Cotto of Charlotte, NC; his son Jesus Manuel Cotto, Jr. of Fl.; three sisters: Maria Ricks of Parsippany, NJ, Leticia Ramos and her husband Jose of Rio Grande, Puerto Rico,and Martza Cotto of New York, NY; three grandchildren: Lynyah, KeMari, and Kohl Cotto; several nieces and nephews.
Private services will be held a the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to The Eliot at Erie Station, 12 John Street, Middletown, NY 10940. Arrangements are by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY 12771. For information, directions, or to send a condolence note to the family please visit

HONESDALE — Reta S. Levy, age 91, died Friday, October 21, 2016 at her home outside Honesdale. She was preceded in death by her husband of 29 years, Henry S. Levy.
Born March 12, 1925, in Hawley, she was the daughter of the late Nicholas M. and Anna L. (Janoski) Sensen. She was a graduate of Hawley High School.
Formerly of Hawley, she divided her time between her homes in Palm Beach, FL and Honesdale. She was a member of Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Church in Lantana, FL and BVM Queen of Peace Roman Catholic Church in Hawley. She was also a member of Honesdale Golf Club and Honesdale Country Club. In her younger years, Reta loved to travel.
She is survived by two cousins: Florence Simmons and James Stroening, both of Wisconsin, as well as many close friends and dedicated caretakers.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Theresa Sensen.
There will be a Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, October 27, at 10 a.m. at BVM Queen of Peace Roman Catholic Church, 314 Chestnut Ave, Hawley, celebrated by Rev., Richard W. Beck, Pastor. Burial will follow in B.V.M. Queen Of Peace Cemetery, Hawley.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wayne County Public Library, 1406 Main St., Honesdale, PA 18431.

LAKE ARIEL — Marie Kathryn Maines Meyer, age 69, of Lake Ariel died Thursday, October 20, 2016, at Lackawanna Health and Rehab Center, Olyphant. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward C. Meyer, in 2014.
Born November 9, 1946, in Honesdale, PA, she was the daughter of the late Warren E. and Marie E. (Herzog) Gumble. She was a graduate of Wallenpaupack Area High School. She had worked as a dental receptionist for Drs. Ratchford and Scrimalli in Hamlin. She had also formerly worked at the Dime Bank.
A Lake Ariel resident for 44 years, she had previously been a resident of Paupack, where she had been member of Paupack United Methodist Church.
She is survived by one daughter: Kristie Hager and her husband Robert of Honesdale; one son: Lane Maines and his wife Amber of Lake Ariel; a stepson: Todd Getz of Lancaster, PA; three grandchildren: Ethan and Wade Maines and Lacey Duffy; a great-grandchild: Danika; two brothers: Richard and Zane Gumble, both of Paupack; and several nieces and nephews.
She was prededed in death by a brother, Warren Gumble.
Calling hours were Sunday, October 23, from 2 to 3 p.m. at Teeters’ East Chapel, 505 Church St, Hawley, PA. The funeral will follow at 3 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor William Rushik of South Canaan Free Methodist Church officiating. Private cremation will be held at Lake Region Crematory, Lake Ariel. Interment of the urn will be held at Pine Grove Cemetery, Paupack, at a future date.

Thomas E. O’Dea

MILFORD — Thomas E. “Poppi” O’Dea passed away at home with his family by his side, on October 14, 2016.
The son of the late Thomas J. and Jean M. (Parker) O’Dea, “Poppi” was born on December 9, 1926 in Paterson, NJ. He was predeceased by his wife, Mary O’Dea, his sister, Jean Capouet and niece, Pam Knoble. Survivors include a brother and a sister, four children, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
“Poppi” was a WWII Navy veteran serving in the Pacific and Korean War. He thoroughly enjoyed his experience on the Honor Flight of Hudson Valley in 2014. As a lover of American history, he founded Company E-15th NJ Volunteer Infantry, Sons of Veterans Civil War Reenactment Regiment and became a settler. “Poppi” was a lifetime member of the VFW and Marsh Kellogg American Legion Post. He loved sports and was Notre Dame’s number 1 fan. Our “Poppi” was a loving, generous father, grandfather and great-grandfather with a wonderful sense of humor. He will be missed by his family, friends and neighbors.
Private services will be arranged by the family. Final interment was held on Friday, October 21 10 a.m. at the Orange County Veterans Cemetery in Goshen, NY.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Karen Ann Quinlan, Center of Hope Hospice, 99 Sparta Ave, Newton, NJ 07860.
Arrangements made by Stroyan Funeral Home, 405 W Harford Street, Milford, PA (

Dolores B. Sibi

MATAMORAS — Dolores B. Sibi age 85 of Matamoras, PA passed away Monday,October 3, 2016 at her home. She was born on August 6, 1931 in Montclair, New Jersey the daughter of Louis and Sophie Alechnowicz Malacrida.
Dolores married Walter J. Sibi who pre-deceased her. She is survived by her three daughters Andrea Cobb and her husband Mark of Rocky Mount, Virginia, Suzanne La Berta and her husband Jack of Matamoras, Louise Andrews of Matamoras, her beloved grandchildren Jared La Berta and Erin La Berta Frinsancho, her two great-grandchildren Sophia and Sari Frinsancho, several nieces and nephews.
She was pre-deceased by her brothers Rudy and Richard Malacrida. Dolores was a member of the Port Jervis Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Memorial services were held 1 p.m. Saturday, October 22 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 100 Shin Hollow Road, Port Jervis, NY.
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

Viola G. Somarelli

PORT JERVIS — Mrs. Viola G. Somarelli of Huguenot, NY and a lifetime resident of the area died peacefully at home on Monday, October 24, 2016. She was 91.
She was born April 20, 1925 in Port Jervis, NY the daughter of the late Frederick Gould and the late Mary Stellato Gould.
Viola married Thomas L. Somarelli and they were married for 65 years prior to his death on May 17, 2007.
She worked for C & D Battery in Huguenot, NY and Novelty Slipper and Shoe factory in Port Jervis.
Viola was a member of St. Mary’s R.C. Church, Port Jervis; the Deerpark Senior Citizens; the Leisure Seniors of Deerpark; AARP and a former member of the Deerpark Craft Club.
Surviving are three daughters, Patricia Ramsay of Port Jervis, NY, Mary Ann Forbes of Huguenot, NY and Frances Alger Huguenot of NY; five grandchildren: William Forbes, Thomas Ramsay, Suzette Fitzpatrick & husband Tom, Rosanne Forbes and Marilyn Tynatishon & husband Tim; six great-grandchildren: Hunter Ramsay, Justin Forbes, Katelin Fitzpatrick, Colin Fitzpatrick, Ciera Fitzpatrick and Kiersten Tynatishon; a great-great-granddaughter Elizabeth Anne as well as nieces, nephews and cousins
She was predeceased by her brother John Gould and his wife, Mary; her brother-in-law and sister-in-law Frank and Viola Somarelli and two sons-in-law: Robert Ramsay and William F. Forbes.
Friends may call at the Gray-Parker Funeral Home, Inc. 100 East Main Street Port Jervis on Thursday, October 27 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 28 with a 9:15 a.m. prayer at the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Mary’s R.C. Church, 46 Ball St., Port Jervis, NY. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Port Jervis, NY.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 2 Jefferson Plaza, Ste. 203, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 or to the Charity of the Donor’s Choice.
Funeral arrangements are by the Gray-Parker Funeral Home, 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY 12771 For additional information, directions or to send a condolence note to the family visit


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