Obituaries

Issue 46 — Thursday, June 15, 2017

GREENTOWN — Paul M Bortner, Jr, age 76, of Greentown died Sunday, June 4, 2017 at Geisinger-Community Medical Center in Scranton.
Mr. Bortner was born April 25, 1941 in York, PA and was the son of the late Paul Marion and Alice Elizabeth (Schroll) Bortner.
Paul was a graphic artist for The Pocono Press and retired in 2003.
His greatest pleasures were spending time with his family, nature photography, and serving the Church. He was a member, Deacon and active volunteer at First Presbyterian Church in Hawley, serving as the co-director of Good News Cafe.
In the past Paul served as the director of the Food Pantry at the Paupack United Methodist Church, was President of the JayCees in York County and served in the Marine Corps.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years: Susan Linda (Pekurney) Bortner; one daughter & son-in-law, Suzanne & Chris Thomas of Telford, PA; one son & daughter-in-law, Marty & Mary Bortner of Dallastown, PA; one sister, Audrey Brant of CA; Paul was also blessed with grandchildren and a great-grandson.
Calling hours were Wednesday, June 7 from 2 to 2:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church Of Hawley, 815 Church St, Hawley, PA, followed by the funeral service at 2:30. Rev. William Samford, Pastor officiated.
Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery in Paupack.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, Pike Unit, 110 W. Harford St, Milford, PA 18337 or First Presbyterian Church Of Hawley, 815 Church St, Hawley, PA 18428.

MILFORD — Linda Fitz, 56 of Milford, PA passed away on June 10, 2017 at Geisinger CMC, Scranton, PA. She was the comptroller for Heartland Development. The daughter of Franklin and Joan (Hubby) Harbaugh, she was born April 10, 1961 in Syracuse, NY.
Survivors include her parents of Macedon, NY; brother David Harbaugh and his wife Denni of Phelps, NY; sister Ruth Wise and her husband Philip of Fairport, NY and two nephews Drew and Justin Wise.
A viewing will be held at Milford Bible Church, 110 Foxcroft Dr., Milford, PA 18337 on Saturday June 17, 2017 from 2 to 4 PM. Funeral services will be held at Milford Bible Church on Saturday June 17, 2017 at 4 PM with Rev. Tim Dunn officiating.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Linda's memory may be made to a humane society of the donor's choice. Linda enjoyed taking long walks in her neighborhood with her dog Rainuh. Together they made many friends.
Arrangements by Stroyan Funeral Home, 405 West Harford St., Milford, PA 18337.

HAWLEY — Robert W. Nadratowski, age 81, of Hawley died Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at Wayne Memorial Hospital, Honesdale. He is survived by his wife, Joan Anne (Hansman) Nadratowski. They were married in 1985.
Born February 21, 1936, in Jersey City, NJ, he was the son of the late Theodore and Amelia (Scanagatta) Nadratowski.
Following graduation from high school, he served with the US Army.
He was an Elevator Mechanic with Local #1 Elevator Constructors Union in New York prior to his retirement in 1995.
A 15-year Hawley resident, he was a member of BVM Queen Of Peace Roman Catholic Church in Hawley.
Robert is also survived by a sister Lois Howard of Bloomingdale NJ and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, Theodore Nadratowski, and his brother and sister-in-law: John A. and Anna Nadratowski.
Visitation was Thursday, June 8, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Teeters' East Chapel, 505 Church St, Hawley, PA. There was a Funeral Mass on Friday, June 9, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Ledgedale, celebrated by Rev. Stephen Stavoy. Private cremation will be held at Lake Region Crematory, Lake Ariel.
Memeorials, in Robert's memory, may be made to American Cancer Society or Dessin Animal Shelter.

LORDS VALLEY — Janis Pfuhler, a resident of Lords Valley, PA and a longtime former resident of Port Chester, NY, passed away peacefully on June 7, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Jan was born on January 1, 1948, at United Hospital in Port Chester, NY, to Benjamin and Emma Abramson Sprague. She was predeceased by her parents, her brother Thomas and sister Beverly Sprague Webster.
She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Edward Pfuhler; her daughters Lisa Pfuhler Wilson (Roy) of Louisville, KY, and Beth Pfuhler Bayliss (Shawn) of Harriman, NY; and three grandchildren, Julia, Benjamin and Sarah Wilson, all of Louisville, KY.
Jan was a graduate of Muskingum University in New Concord, Ohio and received a Masters in Education from the University of Bridgeport. Jan loved being a teacher and touched the lives of many, many children. She dedicated over thirty years of her life to teaching and was very passionate about her profession. Jan taught at various elementary schools in Port Chester until her retirement in 2007.
Jan enjoyed camping, boating and spending time with her family. No one enjoyed life more than Jan Pfuhler! In the words of a dear friend, she was an example of the way to live simply, expect little and give much. She always thought of others, forgetting herself, and scattered sunshine on everyone.
There will be a Memorial Service at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 17 at The Church at Hemlock Farms, Lords Valley, PA.
In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Pike County Humane Society, PO Box 255, Milford, PA 18337 in memory of Janis S. Pfuhler.

Adam Paul Scopino, Sr.

CUDDEBACKVILLE, NY — Mr. Adam Paul Scopino, Sr. of Cuddebackville and a longtime resident of the area died Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at the Orange Regional Medical Center, Middletown, NY. He was 69.
Adam was born June 10, 1947 in Yonkers, NY the son of the late Adalino "Tally" Scopino and the late Arliene Mary Young Scopino He married Catherine Soltis 47 years ago on October 4, 1969 in Yonkers, NY.
Adam worked as a Bookkeeper for Defender Industries in New Rochelle, NY. He was a member of Holy Name of Jesus R.C. Church, Otisville where he served on the Parish Council, a Eucharistic Minister, a Catechist and a member of Cursillo.
Adam is Worthy Sir Knight Adam Scopino and a member of the Knights of Columbus John Paul the Great Council #486, Middletown where he served as Worthy Warden.
He was also a member of the Carl R. Williams Knights of Columbus Assembly #762, Otisville where he served as the Faithful Sentinel. He was a 25 year member of the Cuddebackville Fire Dept where he served as a Fire Commissioner for 17 years.
A family statement read: Adam was a loving Husband, Father, Brother, Uncle and Friend who enjoyed spending time at Holy Name of Jesus R.C. Church in Otisville. Adam became a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus and developed an even deeper Love of Praying the Rosary to our Blessed Mother Mary. He enjoyed working and volunteering at the Cuddebackville Fire Department. Most of all, Adam loved going to Saturday Night Mass and then after Mass going to Dinner with his loving wife Cathie and their good friend Father Michael Palazzo.
Surviving are: wife: Catherine Scopino at home; son: Adam Scopino, Jr. & Fiance Vera Port Jervis, NY; daughter: Eva Scopino Middletown, NY; brothers: Richard "Rick" Scopino and his wife Hedy Cuddebackville, NY and Thomas Scopino and his wife Debbie Harleysville, PA. Also several nieces and nephews.
Friends called at the Gray-Parker Funeral Home, Inc. 100 East Main Street Port Jervis on Sunday, June 11 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Knights of Columbus and Firematic Services were held during the visitation. Funeral services were held on Monday, June 12 with an 8:45 a.m. prayer at the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Holy Name of Jesus R.C. Church, Highland Avenue, Otisville, NY. Rev. Michael Palazzo officiated. Burial will be at Holy Name Cemetery, Otisville, NY. Memorial contributions may be made to: Holy Name of Jesus R.C. Church, PO Box 597, Otisville, NY 10963.
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 visit www.grayparkerfuneralhome.com.

Theodore C. Wiedenman, Jr.

PAUPACK — Theodore C. Wiedenman, Jr., age 87, of Paupack passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Saturday, June 3, 2017.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Ann M. (Hancock) Wiedenman. They were married on July 4, 1959. Born October 27, 1929, in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of the late Theodore C. and Elizabeth M. (Lowell) Wiedenman Sr. He served in the US Navy during the Korean War. Ted attended Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute and graduated with a degree in civil engineering. He spent his career with the New York Telephone Company and retired from Verizon as a manager in the treasury department.
A Paupack resident for 15 years, Ted and Ann had formerly been residents of Sparta, NJ. A summer resident on Lake Wallenpaupack since 1966, he loved being on the lake and was an avid water skier. He enjoyed attending Wallenpaupack Historical Society events and the Dorflinger-Suydam Wildflower concerts with his wife Ann.
Ted was a dedicated member of BVM Queen of Peace Roman Catholic Church in Hawley. A devoted family man, his life was centered on his children and grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by four daughters: Elizabeth A. Seipp of Plainsboro, NJ, Barbara J. Wiedenman of Winchester, MA, Jeanne M. Kush and her husband Rex of Framingham, MA, and Susan E. Whitfield and her husband Nick of Mt. Pleasant, SC; one son: Theodore C. Wiedenman III of Philadelphia, PA; one sister: Jeanne M. Wiedenman of Skillman, NJ; and seven grandchildren: Jeannette, Kevin, Nicole, Anna, Jack, Ben and Amelia.
A Funeral Mass was held on Wednesday, June 14, at 10 a.m. at BVM Queen Of Peace Roman Catholic Church, 314 Chestnut Ave, Hawley, celebrated by Rev. Richard W. Beck, Pastor. Private cremation was held at Lake Region Crematory, Lake Ariel. Memorials may be made to Karen Ann Quinlan Memorial Foundation, 99 Sparta Ave., Newton, NJ 07860, (www.karenannquinlanhospice.org/) or BVM Queen of Peace Roman Catholic Church, 314 Chestnut Ave, Hawley, PA 18428.

 

 
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