Issue 34 — Thursday, March 23, 2017
MATAMORAS — Norman D. Krause age 89 of Matamoras, PA passed away Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on August 15, 1927 in Matamoras, PA the son of Frank L. and Katherine Dorer Krause.
Norman married Laura J. Aumick Krause on September 28, 1952 who survives him at home. He is also survived by his sons; Richard Krause and his wife Kathy of Syracuse, NY, David Krause and his wife Sharon Kelly Krause of Matamoras, PA, Steven C. Krause of Milford, PA; his beloved grandchildren; Katie Krause, Megan Krause, both of Matamoras, PA, Jennifer Krause Lawless and her husband Chris of Tampa, FL, Jillian Krause and her husband Derek of Ruskin, FL, and David, Jr. of Matamoras, PA; his two great-grandchildren Clara and Jacob Lawless, his sister-in-law Rayola Warne and her husband William of Florida, and her sister-in-law June Losee of Matamoras, PA several nieces and nephews.
Norman proudly served our country in the U.S. Merchant Marines at the end of WW II and was honorable discharged December 1946 from the U.S. Coast Guard. He was drafted into the US Army in 1950 during the Korean War, serving overseas until his discharge in August 1952. Norm continued to serve five years with the Reserves and was a member of the U.S. Coast Guard (Homeland Security). Norman retired as General Supervisor of Substations for Orange & Rockland Utilities, Inc. in Monroe, NY. Following his retirement Norm drove bus for Indian Head Canoes during the summer months. He also drove bus for the Delaware Valley School District, Campbell Bus Co and Krise Bus. He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Matamoras. He was a Sunday School teacher at the Dutch Reform Church in Port Jervis, NY for fourteen years. Norman served as vice president for the Borough of Matamoras Council; he was a member and Past Exalted Ruler of the Port Jervis Lodge of Elks, #645, B.P.O.E.; a life member and Past Commander of Rosa-Fleming V.F.W. #161, Port Jervis; he was a Cub Scout Master of Pack # 77 for twelve years; he was the oldest member and Past Chief of the Matamoras Fire Department. In his earlier years with the fire department, he installed the fire alarm system throughout the borough of Matamoras. Although it is no longer in service it was used for many years. He was also a life member of the American Legion, Milford, PA. He was 32nd degree Mason and a member of the Milford Lodge of Masons #344, F&AM. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and a member of the Mill Rift Rod and Gun Club. He enjoyed playing golf in his spare time.
Services will be private. Interment will take place with military honors at Pine Grove Cemetery, Matamoras, PA. Memorial contributions may be made to Celtic Hospice and Home Health, 601 Wyoming Ave., Kingston, PA 18704. Arrangements are by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. For information, or to send a condolence note to the family visit knightauchmoody.com.
PORT JERVIS — Charles J. Presto, III, 60 of Port Jervis, NY passed away Monday, March 13, 2017 at Westchester Medical Ctr., Valhalla, NY surrounded by his family.
He was born on November 13, 1956 in Little Rock, Arkansas the son of the late Charles Presto, Jr and Catherine Caliciotti Presto who survives. Charles owned and operated Charles Presto Custom Carpentry in Port Jervis.
He married Vicki Eagle Presto who survives at home. He is also survived by his mother Catherine Caliciotti Presto of Scranton, PA, his two sons Charles Presto, IV and his wife Rebecca of Port Jervis, Lennon J. Presto and his fiancé Kalyn Sasso of Port Jervis, his daughter Onastasia Struble and her husband Christopher of Port Jervis, his sister, Lisa Presto of Scranton, Pa, his brothers; Richard Presto and his wife Jen of Wilkes-Barre, PA, Tyrone Presto, Sr of Plymouth, PA, Jeffrey Presto and his wife Becky of Pleasantville, PA, Dwayne Presto and his companion Ron of Bedford, NJ, Dana Presto and his wife Barbara of Port Jervis, Timothy Presto, Sr. of Scranton, PA, 12 grandchildren, his mother-in-law Beverly Eagle of Matamoras, PA, several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Charles was pre-deceased by his son Dominic Presto, and his brother Gregory Presto.
Visitation was held 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, March 16 at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. Funeral services followed at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with Captain Kelly Ross will officiating. Interment will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, 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 knightauchmoody.com.
SHOHOLA — Johan Edmund Sletner, 91 of Shohola, PA passed away at home on Saturday, March 18, 2017. Johan was a retired Field Tech for International Business Machines Corporation (IBM). He was a member of Marsch Kellogg American Legion Post 139, Milford, PA, Sons of Norway, Lackawaxen, PA and a United States Navy Veteran.
The son of the late Earl and Ida Sletner, Johan was born on April 28, 1925 in Brooklyn, NY. He was married to Barbara Richter who predeceased him on December 4, 2009.
Johan is survived by his son; Eric Sletner and his companion Linda Peter of Shohola, PA, daughter; Sheri Kowalski and her husband Roger of Milford, PA, grandchildren; Kerri Kowalski, Nickolas Sletner and Melissa Sletner, great-grandchildren; Caroline and Benjamin Sletner and his sister; Edna Woods of FL. Johan was predeceased by his daughter; Laura Sletner on January 23, 2009.
Friends may call at Stroyan Funeral Home, 405 W. Harford Street, Milford, PA on Wednesday, March 22 from 5 to 8 p.m.
Final interment will be at the Fort Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, PA at the convenience to the family.
Memorial donations may be made to the Pike County Humane Society, PO Box 255, Milford, PA 18337.
Arrangements made by Stroyan Funeral Home, 405 W Harford Street, Milford, PA (stroyanfuneralhome.com).
PORT JERVIS — Jeanette Swingle age 74 of Sparrowbush, NY passed away Monday, March 13, 2017 at the River Valley Care, Poughkeepsie, NY. She was born on May 29, 1942 in the Bronx, NY the daughter of the late Frank and Sadie Natale Viola. Jeanette married Robert Wayne Swingle who pre-deceased her.
She is survived by her nieces and nephews including Cynthia Clark and her husband Kenneth of Sparrowbush, NY, Robin Rudiger and her husband Paul of Alta Loma, California and Robert Keener of the Town of Greenville, NY. She is also survived by her step-daughter Brenda Prater of the State of Florida. Jeanette was pre-deceased by her infant son.
Services will be private.
Interment will take place at Pine Hill Cemetery, Sparrowbush, 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 knightauchmoody.com.
PORT JERVIS — Barbara Hemleb Trovei age 80 of Plantation, Florida and formerly a life-long resident of Port Jervis, NY passed away November 20, 2016 at Sunrise, Florida. She was born on November 8, 1936 in Port Jervis the daughter of Clifford and Edna Coleman Hemleb. Barbara was an antiques dealer in Port Jervis and Florida.
She owned and operated Barbara's Papertiques in Florida. Barbara was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church in Port Jervis and a member of the Port Jervis Lions Club. She married Lambert "Lum" Trovei who pre-deceased her. Barbara is survived by her daughter Sherry Latini and her husband Joseph of Saugerties, NY, her son David W. Case and his wife Lynne of Silver Springs, Maryland, three grandchildren; Joshua Case and his wife Stephany, Jennifer and Ryan Case, one great-granddaughter Mia Case. She was pre-deceased by her brother Clifford Hemleb.
Memorial services will be held 2 p.m. Friday, March 24, at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. Rev. Richard MacDonald will officiate. Interment will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery, Matamoras, PA.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Tribute Program, St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, Box 1000, Dept 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908 or to the Port Jervis-Deerpark Humane Society, Route 209, Port Jervis, NY 12771. 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 knightauchmoody.com.