Obituaries

Issue 16 — Thursday, November 16, 2017

HUGUENOT —Christine A. Bock age 85 of Huguenot, NY passed away November 9, 2017 at Port Jervis, NY. She was born on October 5, 1932 in Johnson, NY the daughter of Marcus and Mary Alice Cortright Potter. Christine retired from Andmore Sportswear in Port Jervis as a sewing machine operator. She married John M. Bock who pre-deceased her. Christine is survived by her very dear friends Robert Miller and Suellen Spangenberg at home who she considered her family. She is also survived by her dear friend Jean Healy, Stanley "Butch" Conklin and Dale Lynk McElroy, her beloved pets Dusty, Ragamuffin and Delilah. Christine was pre-deceased by her brothers Richard and Marcus and Walter Potter, and her sister Marion Blades.
Services will be private. Interment took place at Unionville Cemetery, Unionville, NY. Memorial contributions may be made to the Port Jervis-Deerpark Humane Society, Route 209, Port Jervis, NY. 12771.
Arranements 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 knight-auchmoody.com.

MATAMORAS — Peter P. Kozak, 67 of Matamoras, PA passed away on November 8, 2017 at Orange Regional Medical Center, Middletown, NY. Peter graduated Lackawanna Jr. College, Scranton, Pa with an Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice. He was a Police Officer for Matamoras and Westfall Township from 1980- 1990 and a Deputy Sheriff for the Pike County Sheriff's Department 1987 - 1999. Peter served in the U.S. Navy from 1968 to 1974 that included three tours of duty in Vietnam serving as a Navy corpsman attached to the 2nd Marine Division.
He was a life member of the Mount Laurel VFW Post 8612, Milford, PA., life member of the Vietnam Veterans of America Tri State Chapter 623, life member at large of the VFW, a 44-year member of the Marsch-Kellogg American Legion Post 139, Milford, PA, 22 year member of the Deputy Sheriffs' Association of Pennsylvania and a member of the Matamoras Planning Commission. In 1997 Peter was appointed to serve as Pike County Representative on the Board of Directors of the Monroe/Carbon/Pike Drug and Alcohol Commission
The son of the late Charles and Pauline (Sherry) Kozak, Sr., he was born November 20, 1949 in Newark, NJ. He was married to Linda (Ewald) Kozak.
Peter leaves behind his wife, Linda Kozak of Matamoras, PA. He was preceded in death by his brother Charles Kozak, Jr and sister Paulette Kozak.
Friends called Stroyan Funeral Home, 405 W. Harford Street, Milford, PA on Sunday, November 12, 2017 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral services were held at the funeral on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 8 p.m. with Rev. Alfred Vito officiating.
Final interment will take place in Moravian Cemetery, Newfoundland, PA.
Memorial donations may be made to Humane Society of Port Jervis/Deerpark (www.pjhumane.org). Arrangements made by Stroyan Funeral Home, 405 W. Harford Street, Milford, PA (www.stroyanfuneralhome.com).

DINGMANS FERRY — Elmira F. "Micki" Lonsky, 80 of Dingmans Ferry, PA passed away on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at St. Clare's Hospital, Dover, NJ. She was a mother, artist and business woman.
Micki was an active member of the St. Vincent de Paul Parish stitchers and crafters, founder of the Warwick Valley Gardeners, member of the Milford Garden Club, member of the Lynchburg Va. Art League and President of Elmira Lonsky Affordable Homes.
The daughter of the late Howard L. and Franziska (Leineweber) Foster, she was born on January 22, 1937 in Paterson, NJ. She was married to John A. Lonsky on January 16, 1955.
Micki leaves behind her husband, John A. Lonsky; daughter, Carol Ann Regan; sons, John F. Lonsky and his wife Eva Sardinsky, Michael T. Lonsky and his wife Patricia Capalbo and Andrew J. Lonsky and his wife Annette Lauritano; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and sister, Ellanore Foster. Micki was preceded in death by her daughter, Joan Marie Lonsky in 1997; sister, Elsa May Fisher and brother, Theordore Foster.
Friends may call at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 101 St. Vincent Dr., Milford, PA 18337, at 9 a.m. on Saturday, November 18, 2017. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at the St. Vincent de Paul Church with Rev. John Boyle officiating. Repast will follow services in the church hall.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to John M. Lonsky Memorial Scholarship Fund, 231 Clerihew Ave, Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442. Arrangements made by Stroyan Funeral Home, 405 W. Harford St., Milford, PA 18337 (stroyanfuneralhome.com).

DINGMANS — Lois M. Kampka Nagy age 71 of Dingmans, PA and formerly a long time resident of Matamoras, PA passed away November 10, 2017 at Morristown, New Jersey. She was born on January 31, 1945 in Marshall, Virginia the daughter of Hilary H. and Catherine Carter.
Lois retired as an assembler from Kolmar Labs, Inc in Port Jervis. She was a certified nurse's aide and worked for Golden Acres Senior Care in Matamoras and as a private health care giver for many years. She was working presently at Alliance Adult Health Care in Matamoras. Lois was a member of the Wickham Methodist Church in Port Jervis and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary, Rosa-Fleming V.F.W. Post #161, Port Jervis.
Lois married Donald Kampka who pre-deceased her. She then married Peter Nagy who survives at home. Lois is also survived by her two daughters Sherri Somarelli and her husband Frank of Huguenot, and Luanna Sauschuck and her husband Mitchell of Huguenot, her son Joseph Kampka of Matamoras, her sisters, Betty Jean Sexton and her husband Joseph of Port Jervis, Rachael Talmadge of Port Jervis and Dorothy Simkins of Longmont, Colorado, her brother George Carter of Matamoras, PA, her beloved grandchildren; Jessica, Amanda, Tiffany, Amber, Sydney, Carson and Riley, her three great-grandchildren; Nicholas, Addison and McKenna, several nieces and nephews. She ws pre-deceased by her brother Frank Carter, her sister Margaret Mapes, her brother-in-law Edward Talmadge and her niece Tammy Sexton.
Visitation was held 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 14 at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St. ,Port Jervis, NY. Funeral services followed at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Rev. V. Jean McBryde officiated. Interment will follow 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 knight-auchmoody.com.

SPARROWBUSH — Gail Marie Nielsen age 70 of Sparrowbush, NY passed away November 9, 2017 at her home. She was born on November 2, 1947 in Middletown, NY the daughter of Willis K. and Margaret E. Molusky Conkling.
She was a member of the Deerpark Reformed Church in Port Jervis. Gail married Henry Nielsen, Jr. who survives at home. She is also survived by her daughters Sandra Guyer and her husband Bradley of Johnson, NY, and Tracy Turell and her husband Daniel of Billings, Montana, her beloved grandchildren; Tiffany, Jazmyn and Brandon, her great-grandchildren; Hailey, Jason, Brooklyn and Karmyn, her sister Alice Brasington and her husband Leon, several nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by her brother Ronald Conkling.
Visitation was held 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Monday, November 13 at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. Funeral services will follow at 11:30 a.m., Monday at the funeral home with Rev. Ann Rost officiating. Interment followed at Rural Valley Cemetery, Cuddebackville, NY.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of donor's choice. Arrangements are by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. For information, directions or to send condolence note to the family visit knightauchmoody.com.

Robyn P. Onofry

PORT JERVIS — On November 6, 2017, Robyn P. Onofry passed at the age of 51. The youngest of nine children born unto to her father, the late Richard L. Onofry, and mother, Dorothy M. (Heussy) Onofry, who survives her at home; Robyn did well to leave her mark on the lives of others.
A vocal individual with the best of intentions, she volunteered her time to various causes and fundraising events. Causes that helped young ones and close friends/family always struck a cord with Robyn. Lending herself to a cause also gave her purpose. It allowed her to impact the lives of others when financial support was not an option.
When life permitted, she traveled to visit Disney World in Florida. A fan of Mickey Mouse, Robyn couldn't get enough of "The Happiest Place on Earth." Threatening not to come back on several occasions, she made the most of her periodic trips down south. Then she'd return to tell of her adventures, and plans for her next trip.
Still, one of her most known roles was that of friend, companion and caretaker to her mother. Often seen around town with "Dot," Robyn always tried to ensure her mother didn't want for anything.
Aside from Disney and mom, Robyn loved to talk about her family. Surviving early aunt-hood in her teens to what eventually became twenty nieces and nephews, she leaves them behind, along with dozens of great nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her three sisters: Margaret ("Peg") Boyd and husband, Robert, of Minneapolis, MN; Suzanne Aber of Wethersfield, CT; and Kim Polanis, of Milford, PA. And her five brothers: Richard M. Onofry, and his wife, Lynda, of Port Jervis; Hon. Robert A. Onofry and his wife, Linda, of Port Jervis; William C. Onofry and his wife, Susan, of Port Jervis; Dr. Craig T. Onofry and his wife, Christine, of Port Jervis; and, Charles D. Onofry, Esq., and his wife, Jacqueline, of Phoenix, AZ. She was predeceased by her late brother-in-law, David M. Aber, Ph.D. Visitation was held 11a.m.- 12 Thursday, November 9, at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St, Port Jervis, NY. Funeral services will follow at 12 o'clock noon at the funeral home with The Rev. Cannon David Lee Carlson officiating. Interment will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, Port Jervis. 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.

Lola Rita Padilla

SHOHOLA — Lola Rita Padilla, 84 of Shohola, PA passed away on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at Belle Reve Senior Living Center, Milford, PA. She was a retired Bookkeeper for Crazy Eddie's, Brooklyn, NY, and worked for several years at Positive Promotions, Flushing, NY where she ran the Company Newsletter. Lola loved to write children's stories, poetry, spoke several languages and took great joy in her grandchildren. She volunteered for The Pike County Historical Society at The Columns in Milford PA as a Docent and was a proud member of The Milford Red Hat Society.
The daughter of the late Max and Anne (Gruber) Schor, she was born on June 6, 1933 in Brooklyn, NY. She graduated from Erasmus High School in Brooklyn, NY. She was married to Manny Padilla for over 25 years which helped her develop her great sense of humor.
She is survived by her daughter Elisabeth Klein, Son-in-Law Jeff Klein, Granddaughter Shaina Klein and Grandson Hunter Klein all of Shohola, PA.
Cremation will take place at MacLennan Hall Crematorium, Milford Twp., PA at the convenience of the family. A memorial service is being planned for November 26, 2017 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.f at The Columns.
Memorial donations may be made to Pike County Historical Society at The Columns in Lola's name. Arrangements made by Stroyan Funeral Home, 405 W. Harford Street, Milford, PA (www.stroyanfuneralhome.com).

John P. "Jack" Shannon, Sr.

MILFORD — Mr. John P. "Jack" Shannon, Sr. of Port Jervis, NY passed away on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown, NY. He was 80.
He was born January 19, 1937 in Brooklyn, NY the son of the late William M. Shannon and the late Ann M. Burke Shannon.
Jack married Shirley Hawkins on August 9, 1969 at St. Mary's R.C. Church in Port Jervis, NY.
He worked as a Tool & Die Maker for A & W Products, Port Jervis, NY. John was an active member of Port Jervis Fire Engine No. 1, Port Jervis Fire Police, the Mamakating Hunting Club, and St. Joseph's R.C. Church in Matamoras, PA. He also served on the Orange County Fire Advisory Board.
A Family Statement Read: Jack was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He enjoyed the outdoors whether it was hunting, fishing, or just to take a walk. Jack loved serving his community as a volunteer fireman. He was Grand Marshall in the Port Jervis Fireman's Parade in 2015. Jack had many friends and after he retired would visit or check on them daily. He will be sorely missed by his companions Molly and Fatty.
Surviving are his loving wife, Shirley Shannon at home, daughter Kelly Shannon, Port Jervis, NY, son: John P. Shannon, Jr. Matamoras, PA, sister Patricia Martin and her husband, James, Peekskill, NY, sister-in-law Rose Krom and her husband, Donald, Kerhonkson, NY, grand-daughters Sarah Brunell and Abagail Shannon, also several nieces and nephews.
Friends called Gray-Parker Funeral Home, Inc., 100 E. Main Street, Port Jervis, NY on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 with a Prayer Service at 9:15 a.m. at the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph's R.C. Church, 307 Avenue F, Matamoras, PA 18336 with Rev. Alfred Vito officiating.
Burial will follow in Pine Hill Cemetery, Sparrowbush, NY. Funeral arrangements are by the Gray-Parker Funeral Home, Inc., 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.

Kathleen Ann Wright

SPARROWBUSH — Kathleen Ann Wright age 59 of Sparrowbush, NY passed away November 9, 2017 at Port Jervis, NY. She was born on January 29, 1958 in Port Jervis the daughter of the late William Gore and Dolores M. McIntire Gore who survives. Kathleen married Dallas R. Wright who survives at home. She is also survived by her mother Dolores Gore of Port Jervis, her brothers; William Gore of Port Jervis, Matthew Gore and his wife Donna of Port Jervis, Mark Gore of Sparrowbush, Daniel Gore and his wife Ginny of Southington, Conn., several nieces and nephews.
Kathy was pre-deceased by her two brothers Michael and Timothy Gore. Services will be private. Cremation will take place at HG Smith Crematory, Stroudsburg, PA.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Port Jervis—Deerpark Humane Society, Route 209, Port Jervis, NY. Arrangements are by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis. For information, or to send condolence note to the family visit knight-auchmoody.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 
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