Obituaries

Issue 8 — Thursday, September 21, 2017

PORT JERVIS — Michael J. Canfield, Sr. age 65 of Port Jervis, NY passed away Monday, September 11, 2017 at Port Jervis. He was born on November 28, 1951 in Port Jervis, the son of James and Gertrude Gillson Canfield.
Michael was a loving husband, father and PaPa. He could brighten up a room with his smile and get anyone to laugh with his whimsical sense of humor. We will always look back on fond memories of him enjoying what he loved to do most such as spending time with his family, cooking and working on his GTO. He could fix absolutely everything and anything. We just wish he could fix our hearts that are so broken with his loss. To know him was to love him and we will miss him dearly all the days of our lives.
Michael retired as an engineering technician from Kolmar Laboratories in Port Jervis. He was a faithful member of St. Mary's R.C. Church, Port Jervis. Michael married Josephine Seddio Canfield who survives at home.
He is also survived by his daughter Michele Robertson and her husband Scott of Sparrowbush, his son Michael Canfield, Jr. and his wife Susan of Glen Spey, two sisters May Oppelt and her husband Frank of Port Jervis and Korky Hendershot of Port Jervis, his beloved grandchildren, Gianna, Lydia, Adam, Ryan, Angelina, Gabriella and Michael III, his sister-in-law Ann Marie Foster of Port Jervis, several nieces and nephews including Jennifer and Regis Foster, Kathy and Michael Hockenberry, Frank and Joseph Seddio.
He was pre-deceased by his brother James Canfield and his sister Dora Davis.
Visitation was held 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday, September 14 at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. The vigil wake service was held 7 p.m. Thursday evening at the funeral home. Deacon Richard Marino officiated. Prayers were be offered 9:45 a.m. Friday, September 15 at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 AM at St. Mary's R.C. Church, Port Jervis, NY.
Interment followed at Rural Valley Cemetery, Cuddebackville, NY Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation 2451 Crystal Dr., Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22202. 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 knight-auchmoody.com.

SHOHOLA — Thomas James Coleman Jr, 85 of Shohola, PA passed away on Friday, September 15, 2017 at Bon Secours Community Hospital, Port Jervis, NY. He was a rural route carrier for the United States Postal Office, Shohola, PA until his retirement and worked as a skilled carpenter as a second job and hobby. He served in the United States Army as a corporal with an honorable discharge after serving his time. He received his single engine commercial pilot's license in 1958.
Thomas will be remembered for being an avid horseman, hunter and outdoorsman who had a love of horses, dogs, cats and other pets and animals.
The son of the late Thomas and Dorothy (Swanson) Coleman, he was born July 5, 1932 in Morristown, NJ. He was married to Lee Shul.
Thomas is survived by his wife, Lee Coleman; daughters, Barbara Donlon and her husband Sean and Rhonda Knopp and her husband Chad; two grandsons, Chad and Michael Donlon and sister, Carol Heimbrook and her husband Dennis.
Cremation will take place at convenience to the family.
Memorial donations may be made to the humane society of your choice.
Arrangements made by Stroyan Funeral Home, 405 W Harford Street, Milford, PA 18337 (stroyanfuneralhome.com).

MILFORD — Lawrence E. Gainor age 84 of Milford, PA passed away Saturday, September 16, 2017 at his home. He was born on October 7, 1932 in New York, NY the son of Lawrence and Mary Mulligan Gainor.
Lawrence worked as a steamfitter and later retired with the Department of Sanitation for the City of New York. He proudly served our country with the US Marines during the Korean War.
Lawrence married Catherine Gorman Gainor who pre-deceased him in 1994.
He is survived by his daughter Deborah Pawelski and her husband Martin of Milford, PA, his son Daniel Gainor and his wife Victoria of Aston, PA, his beloved grandchildren; Kristin, Lauren, Martin, Matthew, Joseph, Timothy and Tyler, his great-grandsons; Jacob and Justice.
He was pre-deceased by his son James L. Gainor on November 11, 2015.
Visitation was held 9-10 a.m. Wednesday, September 20 at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. Prayers were offered at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. St. Joseph's R.C. Church, Matamoras, PA. Rev. Alfred Vito was the celebrant.
Interment followed at Blue Mountain Cemetery, Saugerties, NY. Memorial contributions may be made to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 104 Bennett Ave., Suite 2A-2, Milford, PA 18337 or to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, 1359 B'wy, Suite 1509, NY, NY 10018. 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 knight-auchmoody.com.

Florence Mary Hagan

DINGMANS FERRY — Florence Mary Hagan, of Myrtle Beach, SC and formerly of Dingmans Ferry, PA, entered into rest on Friday, September 1, 2017 at the age of 91.
The daughter of the late George and Florence (McGrath) Cooper, she was born May 8, 1926 in Manhattan, NY.
Florence was married to the love of her life, Robert T. Hagan, on September 27, 1947; he predeceased her on April 15, 2004.
Survivors include her two sons: Robert E. Hagan and his wife Mary Ellen of Myrtle Beach, SC and Roger Hagan and his wife Mary of Warwick, NY; her grandchildren: Matthew (Denise) of Chester, Robert (Beth) of Goshen, Julie of Myrtle Beach, Bryan (Astrid) of Sugar Loaf, and Kevin of Warwick; great-grandchildren: Jacqueline, Matthew, Faith, Ava and Carter. Till we meet again "My Friend".
A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, September 23 at 10 a.m. at St. Stephen's Church, Warwick, NY, with interment to follow in Warwick Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, those who would like to make a donation in Florence's name may do so to Brian Ahearn Children's Fund, PO Box 550, Warwick, NY 10990.

Hart William Leonard

SHOHOLA — Hart William Leonard, 49, of Shohola, PA. died peacefully Wednesday, September 13, 2017, in his shop, his favorite place, beside him, on his workbench, lay two beautiful gifts he was working on for his parents.
Hart was born in Washington, D.C., and grew up in Maryland and D.C. He lived on Chesapeake Bay for several years where he enjoyed boating, fishing, crabbing and eating oysters. Hart also enjoyed kayaking, something he learned on the Potomac River as a child. In 2006, he moved to Pike County, Penn. where he could ride down the Delaware River. Hart truly loved the water.
Hart was an artist; his first medium was clay, each piece a sculpture and piece of himself. As Hart's abilities grew he began to work with wood, each piece was carefully transformed into a beautiful work of art.
He was a builder by trade, but every job he worked had the touch of an artist's eye, crafted into perfection. In his life, Hart had mastered carpentry, cabinetry, tiling, flooring, painting and sheetrocking.
Hart was a friend, generous to a fault, willing to help in any way needed. He loved and was loved by friends and family.
Hart is survived by his mother, Susan; his father, Michael; his brother, Justin; his partner, Gina Conroy; his uncles, Paul and Brian; his aunts, Martina, Ada, and Hilary; his nieces and nephew, Kolbe, Ada, and Gregory; as well as many cousins and friends who will miss him dearly.
A Celebration of Life for Hart will be held on Saturday, September 30 at 140 Culvert Hill Rd, Shohola, PA 18458. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wood Funeral Home, 16 Main St, Branchville, NJ 07826.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a Hurricane Relief Fund of your choice. Online condolences may be offered at www.woodfuneralhome.net.

Lawrence J. Tely

PORT JERVIS — Lawrence J. Tely age 84 of Glen Spey, New York passed away August 30, 2017 at Middletown, NY. He was born on April 26, 1933 in New York City, NY the son of Lawrence and Helen Kryc Tely.
Lawrence retired as an elevator repairman for Millar Elevator Co. in New York City. He was a member of the Glen Spey Rod & Gun Club. Lawrence is survived by his two daughters Helen Tely of Briarwood, NY and Susan Jenkins of Ocilla, Georgia, four grandchildren; Amanda, Laura, Emily and Ryan, two great-grandchildren, Adam and Ayden.
The family will be holding a private memorial service.
Memorial contributions may be made in Lawrence's name to Hospice of Orange & Sullivan, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550.
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 knight-auchmoody.com.

John Weiss

MILFORD — John Weiss, 86 of Milford, PA passed away on Monday, September 11, 2017 at Twin Cedars Assisted Living, Shohola, PA. John was a retired butcher and a U.S. Army Korean War Veteran.
The son of the late Johann and Margarete (Wesshaupt) Weiss, he was born on January 27, 1931 in Germany. He was married to Maria (Pupsis) Weiss who preceded him in death in 2000.
John is survived by a sister Cilli Koenigsberg of Germany and brother Paul Weiss of Germany.
He was predeceased by his longtime companion Else Buschbacher in 2017.
Graveside services were held at the Milford Cemetery, Dingman Township, PA on Friday, September 15 at 10 a.m. Rev. Niels Nielsen officiated.
Arrangements made by Stroyan Funeral Home, 405 W Harford Street, Milford, PA (www.stroyanfuneralhome.com).

 

 
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