Issue 3 — Thursday, August 17, 2017

HAWLEY — Una Ann Clawsey, age 81 a long term resident of Hawley PA, died on Wednesday August 9, 2017. She is survived by her daughters Beth Bea (Charles) Morgan of Charlotte NC and Dawn Bea (John) Gerig and her beloved granddaughter Ali Gerig of Kannapolis NC.
Born December 23, 1935 in NYC was the daughter of the late William Clawsey and Margaret (Grimes) Clawsey. She attended St. Tomas Aquinas high school in the Bronx.
Una was predeceased by her long term soul mate William Sandlin Sr, also of Hawley. Together they shared a peaceful coexistence on the banks of their much adored river. In addition to her own children , Una was adored by her many Kapschull and Kennedy nieces and nephews and grand-nephews , all of whom regarded her as their treasured matriarch.
While residing in Hawley, Una worked for Murphy's and Kincells insurance companies. After her retirement she was a much loved volunteer at Hospice of Cabarrus county and the Dorflingers glass museum, White Mills.
Una's love of music and dancing was very well known. She had a beautiful singing voice but dancing was her greatest love and each week she could be found cutting a rug at the weekly "jam" in Concord NC.
Swing was her favorite and she never sat one out. She taught herself to play the piano and was an accomplished at sewing and crocheting. Her stories were legendary and her laugh was contagious.
The only thing that rivaled her love of dancing was her love of Ireland and her Irish heritage.
She was preceded in death by her two beloved sisters, Kathleen Kapshull of Honesdale and Peggy Kennedy of the Bronx.
Cremation will be through Teeters Funeral home, Hawley with internment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne NY.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
The family request that in lieu of flowers donations be made to Hospice of Cabarrus Co, 5003 Hospice Lane, Kannapolis NC 28081.
A memorial service will be held at a future date.

PORT JERVIS — Mr. Gage Gordon Davis of Port Jervis, NY passed away Monday, August 7, 2017 at home. He was 33.
He was born September 19, 1983 in Carbondale, PA the son of the late Mark Davis and Olga Zernhelt.
Gage currently worked as a Carpenter building houses and in the past he worked for Swimwear Anywhere in Port Jervis.
A family statement read: Gage was a very strong, caring and loyal person. When he loved something or someone he gave his whole heart.
He enjoyed the outdoors and helping animals. Working out and watching MMA fights was a passion and known to many as a "Lover and Fighter"
Surviving are: Mother: Olga Zernhelt and her fiancé Andrew Dachisen; Brother: Cale Davis; two Aunts: Sharon Renninger and her husband Ed and Mary Sue Moore and her husband Pete; three Uncles: William Zernhelt and his wife Deb; Michael Zernhelt and his wife Nicole and Matthew Zernhelt; Paternal Grandfather: Jack Davis. Also several cousins and many good friends.
He was predeceased by his father Mark Davis.
A memorial service was held on Saturday, August 12 at 11 a.m. in the New Life Christian Fellowship, 205 Ave. G (and 3rd Street), Matamoras, PA 18336. Rev. Claude Whitley officiated.
Memorial contributions may be made to: New Life Christian Fellowship, PO Box 300, Matamoras, PA 18336.
A burial service will be announced at a later date and time.
Funeral arrangements are by the Gray-Parker Funeral Home, 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY 12771 845-856-5191.
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MILFORD — Frederick E. Diana 89, of Milford, PA, passed away on August 4, 2017. Frederick was born in New York City, NY on February 29, 1928 to Angelo and Angelina (Unitario) Diana. Frederick proudly served in the United States Marine Corp as a Sergeant from 1945-1949. Frederick worked as a Baker for Pechters Bakery in Brooklyn, NY. Beloved husband to the late Rita Diana. Devoted father to Doreen and her husband Bill Coughlin. Cherished grandfather to Debra and her husband Christopher Gonzales, Timothy Coughlin and his girlfriend Jackie Hardoon. Loving Great-grandfather of Aaron, Matthew and Justin. Sister Mary Manfredonia, Niece Diana and her husband Bill Monaco, Great Nieces Dana & Gena.
Visitation was Friday August 11, 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at David T. Ferguson Funeral Home, 20 North Street, Washingtonville, NY
Mass of Christian Burial was Saturday August 12, 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, 42 Goshen Avenue, Washingtonville, NY.
Burial with military honors followed at Milford Cemetery, Milford, PA.
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MILFORD — Norman R. Haring, 71 of Milford, PA passed away Thursday, August 10, 2017 at Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown, NJ. He was a retired Metallurgist for ALCOA, Dover, NJ. Norman was a member of the Milford United Methodist Church, Milford, PA, National Rifle Association and a U.S. Airforce veteran serving 1965 to 1969.
The son of the late Joseph and Olive (Oslaegar) Haring he was born January 24, 1946 in Englewood, NJ.
He was married to Rose (Drake) Haring.
Survivors include his wife; two sons Raymond A. Haring and his wife Wendy of Bethlehem, PA, Ross E. Haring and his wife Jacqueline of Tafton, PA and two granddaughters Arianna and Naomi.
A memorial service will be held at Milford United Methodist Church, Saturday, August 26 at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Luana Cook-Scott officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to the Milford United Methodist Church, 206 East Ann St., Milford, PA 18337.
Arrangements by Stroyan Funeral Home, 405 West Harford St., Milford, PA (

Margaret P. Herdman

DINGMANS FERRY — Margaret P. Herdman, 91 of Dingmans Ferry, PA passed away on August 12, 2017 at Milford Senior Care, Westfall Twp., PA. Margaret was a cook for the Fairview Lake YMCA Camp, Stillwater, NJ.
The daughter of the late William and Mary (Fahey) Kurtis, she was born on October 1, 1925 in Jersey City, NJ. She was married to the late John Herdman.
Survivors include five sons; John Herdman of Dingmans Ferry, PA, Christopher Herdman of Gilbert, PA, Thomas Herdman of Montague, NJ, Brian Herman of Erie, PA and Anthony Herdman of Dingmans Ferry, PA; sister Joan Kurtis of Neptune, NJ, five grandchildren; Rachel, Matthew, Justin, Jeremiah, Brian and four great-grandchildren.
Services were private at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements were made by Stroyan Funeral Home, 405 W. Harford St., Milford, PA (

Robert Supplee

MILFORD — Robert Supplee, 80 of Milford, PA passed away on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at Bon Secours Hospital, Port Jervis, NY.
The son of the late John and Katherine E. (Norton) Supplee, he was born on February 13, 1937 in Port Jervis, NY.
Robert is survived by nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 17 from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Stroyan Funeral Home, 405 W. Harford St., Milford, PA 18337. Funeral services will be held at Stroyan Funeral Home on Thursday, August 17 at 3 p.m. with Rev. Keith Raser officiating.
Burial will follow in the Milford Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Milford Fire Department, P.O. Box 1369, Milford, PA 18337.
Arrangements made by Stroyan Funeral Home, 405 W Harford Street, Milford, PA (

James E. Sweitzer

OTISVILLE, NY — James E. Sweitzer age 81 of Otisville, NY passed away Saturday, August 12, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Jim was born on June 17, 1936 in Hawley, PA the son of Fred W. And Mary Elizabeth Gregory Sweitzer.
After graduating high school he proudly served our country from 1955-1957 with the US Navy. He retired after 38 years of dedicated service as a equipment operator for Orange & Rockland Utilities, Inc. at Port Jervis.
He was a member of the American Legion Post #311, Hawley, PA and an active member of the Otisville Sportsman Club.
Jim married Betty F. Hosking Sweitzer who survives at home. He is also survived by his daughter Tammy Mann and her companion Douglas Cherry of Mt. Hope, NY, his son Brian Sweitzer of Mt. Hope, his two sisters; Lorraine Hazen of PA and Ruth Rose of Maryland, his beloved grandchildren; Michelle and Jonelle Mann, Matthew and Katie Sweitzer, several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services with military honors will be held 11 a.m. Friday, August 18, at the Mount Hope Plains Cemetery, Otisville, NY. Rev. Jeffrey Farley will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to the D.A.V. (Disabled American Veterans) P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, Ohio 45250-0301.
Arrangements are by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY.
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Anthony J. Valentia Sr.

SPARROWBUSH, NY — Anthony J. Valentia Sr., of Sparrowbush, NY, passed away on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at home with his family by his side. He was 68.
He was born March 28, 1949 in Middletown, NY the son of the late Anthony Rocco and the late Doris Milne Valentia.
He worked as a Bus Driver for many years for Port Jervis and later retired from Quality Bus in Sparrowbush.
A family statement read: He was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather and Uncle. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He also enjoyed driving school bus and playing the slots. He will be loved and missed.
Surviving are: His loving wife of 49 years Pamela Valentia at home; Son: Anthony Valentia, Jr. and his fiancé Desirae Schwab of Bushkill, PA; Daughter: April Kostenbader and her husband Bryce of Port Jervis, NY; Sisters: Charlene Heater and her companion Ramiro Quiles of Middletown, NY; Bonnie Schultz and her husband Ronnie of Middletown, NY; Sandy Davila and her husband Jose of Middletown, NY; six grandchildren: Charles, Anthony III, Kayla, Jason, Hunter and Sierra; five great-grandchildren: Kindal, Haiden, Mason, Piper and Kelsea. Also several nieces and nephews He was predeceased by his siblings; Linda King, Charlotte Steimle, Charles Valentia, Pete Valentia, Sr., Joseph Valentia, Carrie Fryer, Easton Valentia, Nicholas Valentia and Agnes Hendricks.
A visitation was held at the Gray-Parker Funeral Home, Inc., 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY 12771 on Friday, August 11 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
A memorial service was held Saturday, August 12 at 12 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Aaron Baughman officiated.
A burial of cremains followed in the Pine Hill Cemetery, Sparrowbush, NY.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Hospice Of Orange And Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.
Funeral arrangements are by the Gray-Parker Funeral Home, 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis. For additional information, directions or to send a condolence note to the family please visit


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