LORDS VALLEY — Margaret “Peg” DeGroat, age 92, a lifelong resident of Lords Valley died Thursday, May 16 at Easton Hospital in Easton.
DeGroat was born July 5, 1920 in Lakeville, PA and was the daughter of the late Edward and Minnie (Huff) Laskey. She was predeceased by her husband, Arthur DeGroat.
She was a homemaker and life member of the Blooming Grove Fire Dept.
She is survived by two daughters: Carolyn Healey of Mountaintop, PA; Dorothy & her husband, Thomas Krehel of Bangor, PA; seven grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren; one sister: Bertha Blaine of Lords Valley, PA and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral was Monday, May 20 at Teeters’ East Chapel, with Rev. Martin L. Cox, Jr., Retired Pastor Hawley United Methodist Church, officiating.
Burial will be in Lords Valley Cemetery in Lords Valley, PA.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
PORT JERVIS — Isabel Flores, age 92 of Port Jervis, NY passed away Thursday May 16, 2013 at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital, Newburgh, NY.
She was born on February 19, 1921 in Hormigueros, Puerto Rico, the daughter of Juan and Benita G. Mercado Gonzalez. Isabel married Benjamin Flores, who pre-deceased her.
She is survived by her daughter, Eleana Preiskines and her husband Thomas of Milford, Pa., two sons, Benjamin Flores and his wife Shantel of Brooklyn, NY, and David Flores of Port Jervis, three grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and two nephews.
Visitation and funeral services were held on Monday, May 20, at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY.
Cremation took place at MacLennan Hall crematorium, Milford, Pa. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of a donor’s choice.
Arrangements were by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., Port Jervis. For information, directions or to send a condolence note to the family visit knight-auchmoody.com.
MILFORD — Raymond G. Giteles, 70 of Milford passed away Monday, May 13 at Newton Medical Center, Newton, NJ. He was a retired tractor trailer driver for United Parcel Service, Secaucus, NJ and a member of the Holy Trinity Church, Dingmans Ferry, PA.
The son of the late George and Catherine (Chambers) Giteles he was born April 10, 1943 in Newark, NJ. He was married to Patricia (Markus) Giteles.
Survivors include his wife; daughter Karen Varela of East Longmeadow, MA; two sisters Patricia Chambers of Oakland, CA, Beverley Schoenberger of Morristown, NJ and two grandchildren Jose and Genevieve.
Funeral services were held at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Dingmans Ferry on Thursday, May 16 with Rev. Niels Nielsen officiating.
Cremation will take place at the convenience of the family.
Memorial donations may be made to Feed the Children at www.feedthechildren.org.
MILFORD — Elizabeth “Betty” Hall of Ft. Myers, FL, formerly of Milford passed away on Monday, April 29. She was born in Newark, NJ on Nov. 2, 1925 and moved to Milford in 1939. Here parents were the late George and Grace Goehring.
She moved to Ft. Myers in 1991 with her husband Bill, who passed in 1994. She later moved to a senior living center is Calusa Harbor.
She passed away in the Hope Hospice house in Cape Canal after being diagnosed with ALS.
She is survived by her sister Carol Husson of Shohola, her brother George Goehring of Tennessee, nieces Gail and Linda Husson and Alisa Firchock, and nephew Gary Husson.
Cremation took place inFt. Myers, FL.
MIDDLETOWN, NY — Orange Regional Medical Center will offer free mammograms on Saturday, June 8, 2013 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ray W. Moody, M.D. Breast Center located at the Orange Regional Medical Pavilion, 75 Crystal Run Road in Middletown. Appointments are limited and must be made by Wednesday, June 5. Pre-registration is required. The event is open to women without health insurance or who are currently experiencing breast problems or those with a prior history of breast cancer or problems. Participants must be over 50 years of age and have not had a mammogram within a year.
During the hour-long appointment, patients will receive a clinical breast exam and mammography, breast health education and self-breast exam training. The screenings will be led by Howard M. Karpoff, M.D., FACS and Ashmitha Srinivasan, M.D.
Ray W. Moody, M.D. Breast Center Manager, Penny Lynch says, “We’re thrilled to offer this service to those in our community. Early detection is the key to preventing breast cancer and leads to more favorable outcomes.”
According to the American Cancer Society, about one in eight women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime and about 232,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women in 2013.
MILFORD — Milford’s Dr. David Garrison has some interesting friends! One of them is leading a medical revolution after pioneering a breakthrough treatment, Supertouch Therapy ® which he has used to treat and cure pain from patients who’ve been “through the ringer”.
“Pain is mechanical” says Dr. Tom Chi. “I super-sensitized my hands using kung fu exercises and now they are like human CT scanners which detect all the details for damaged muscles and tendons which create most pain. Then I reprocess those tissues so that even extremely difficult pain is eliminated and it stays gone!”
Chi is known for treating such notables as Oprah Winfrey, who called him “Fabulous!”
He has also treated dozens of medical doctors such as Umar Chaudry MD who said “Tom cured my chronic pain like it was nothing” as well as ambassadors and members of Congress.
Pennsylvanian and superstar actor Mark Ruffalo said: “Tom saved my life and my career”.
Having Tom available to treat Pike County residents is a coup as most of his practice is made up of patients who fly to his S.Fallsburg, NY clinic from all around the U.S. and Canada.
Three weeks ago Dr. Chi was featured on The Doctors tv show. Dr. Ordon, a plastic surgeon and a host of the show had 2 failed knee surgeries, injections and therapy and was still limping badly. Chi treated him one time and the results were revealed in front of the studio audience when Dr. Orton jumped up and jogged across the stage to the amazement of everyone present!
In his war on pain Chi, The Pain Whisperer, recently did “guerilla therapy” at NY Columbia Presbyterian where he spent five hours treating patients as they hobbled out of the hospital. Just 30’ from the hospital entrance, for five hours Tom transformed these horrific painful conditions and restored a lot of smiles. That video is also available on his site.
It’s ironic that NY Columbia-Presbyterian is the hospital that Dr. Oz performs cardiac surgery as Dr. Oz’s show has just reached out to Tom to do an episode on pain. Tom demonstrates every day that he has a real cure for chronic pain in a country where the L.A. Times tells us there are over 100 million chronic pain suffers.
“It’s time for a medical revolution and to end peoples chronic pain suffering” says Chi. And now he is here in our own back yard thanks to a well-connected Dr. Garrison. To set an appointment call Milford MedCare at 570-296-5792.