Issue 38 — Thursday, April 20, 2017
MILFORD — Barbara J. Paschell, 79 of Milford, PA passed away Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at home. She was a retired Site Manager for the Blooming Grove Senior Center, Pike County, PA. Barbara spent many years in Philadelphia, PA and in Oakland, CA. While in Oakland she worked as a CNA and a Phlebotomist. In Sherman Oaks, Ca., she worked as a Nanny for Matthew Diamond and Ray Krause who were Television and Film Directors. Barbara resided in Milford for the past 16 years and was a member of the First Bible Church of Pike County, Lords Valley, PA.
The daughter of the late Joseph and Essie (Curry) Barnes she was born July 28, 1937 in Winston Salem, NC. She was married to the late Harry Paschall.
Survivors include two daughters Cheryl Alexander and her husband James, Harriet Bullen and her husband Learie, two grandchildren Alexis Conley, Stephen Alexander; two great grandchildren Adara Nicole Alexander, Gavin Conley; sister Patricia Garnett and two brothers Maurice and Harold Barnes.
Memorial services will be held at Stroyan Funeral Home, 405 W Harford Street, Milford, PA 18337 on Saturday, May 6 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Bible Church of Pike County, 658 Route 739, Suite 4, Lords Valley, PA 18428. Arrangements made by Stroyan Funeral Home, 405 W Harford Street, Milford, PA (stroyanfuneralhome.com).
SPARROWBUSH, NY — Ms. Virginia "Ginger" Ann Spangenberg of Sparrowbush, NY died at Bon Secours Community Hospital on Saturday, April 15, 2017. She was 61.
She was born March 28, 1956 in Port Jervis, NY the daughter of the late Robert Lee Belcher and the late Caroline VanTassel Belcher.
A Family Statement Read: "With great sadness and our deepest condolences to our mother (our best friend) and sister to three, family and friends. "Mama Dukes" known as Ginger has gone to be with the Father our Lord Jesus Christ.
Since the age of 5 she had struggles with Diabetes and as the years went on the diabetes became worse and worse and eventually leading her to the throne room in Heaven. Mama Dukes is now in a place where there is no more suffering and there is no struggle. (Revelation 21:3-5)
Mama Dukes leaves behind many precious memories, far too many to list. Those of us who remember and know her will remember her love for music, particularly bluegrass and old country music. Mama Dukes had a great gift for playing the guitar. She played her Gibson Guitar during family gatherings with her cousins, uncle, her mother (Caroline) who would yodel, and her brother (Bob) who would play the banjo. These were some good old times.
Mama Dukes will be forever missed by family and friends, her 4 boys that meant the world to her, her 2 sisters and brother who grew up with her.
Our family would like to thank the Sparrowbush Fire Department and all the Doctors, nurses and paramedics that helped our mother during her darkest moments with her diabetes.
In conclusion, our family leaves this final thought, Mama Dukes and the rest of the band we know your guys are playing music while the Angels are singing.
Surviving are four sons: Brian Belcher and his wife, Marlene Thomseth-Belcher of Minneapolis, MN; Richard Spangenberg and his girlfriend, Maria Soto of Barryville, AR; Justin Spangenberg of Sparrowbush, NY; Jason Spangenberg of Montague, NJ; siblings: Linda Vail and her husband, Daniel of Huguenot, NY; Bob Belcher and his wife, Felice of Lake Hawthorne, NY; Patti Henn of Montague, NJ; grandchildren:Treyton Bailey-Thomseth, Nixon and Keaton Thomseth-Belcher and also several nieces and nephews.
Virginia was predeceased by her brother-in-law Michael Henn and her parents.
Friends called at Gray-Parker Funeral Home, Inc., 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY on Tuesday, April 18 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Cremation will be held at MacLennan Hall Crematorium, Milford, PA.
Funeral arrangements are by the Gray-Parker Funeral Home, 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY 12771. 845-856-5191. For additional information, directions, or to send a condolence note to the family, please visit www.grayparkerfuneralhome.com
NEWTON, NJ — Howard A. Sweet age 74 of Newton, New Jersey passed away Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at Milford Senior Care, Milford, Pa.
He was born on October 22, 1942 in New Jersey the son of Howard and Asnith Sweet. He was a veteran of the Viet Nam War serving with the US Army. He worked as a bank teller in Newton, New Jersey. He is survived by his long time friends Stephen and Eileen Westward of Atkin, Minnesota and Fred and Arlene Schneider.
Services will be private. Interment will take place at Mettler Cemetery in Sandyston, New Jersey. Arrangementsare 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.
MILFORD — Anthony James Viola, 81 of Milford, PA passed away Thursday, April 13, 2017 in Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown, NJ. He was a retired Plant Manager for the Town of Babylon, NY. Anthony was a member of St. Vincent DePaul Church, Milford, PA and served in the U.S. Army from 1955 to 1957.
The son of the late Joseph and Lena (Drago) Viola, he was born March 26, 1936 in Brooklyn, NY. He was married to Concetta (Sirignano) Viola.
Survivors include his wife, three children; Annmarie Ward and her husband Walter of Brooksville, FL, Joseph Viola of Deerpark, NY, Anthony Viola, Jr. of Huntington, WV, three grandchildren; Ryan, Joseph and fiancé Brittany, Kaeleigh, Tyler and Katelyn and two great grandchildren; Ascher and Brecken.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Vincent DePaul Church, Milford, PA on Saturday, April 22 at 12 p.m. with Rev. Richard Cirba officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to the St. Vincent Sharing Fund, 101 St. Vincent Dr., Milford, PA 18337. Arrangements by Stroyan Funeral Home, 405 West Harford St., Milford, PA (www.stroyanfuneralhome.com).