Obituaries

Issue 34 — Thursday, March 23, 2017

DINGMANS FERRY — Charles V. Buldo, 57 of Dingmans Ferry, PA passed away on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA. Charlie was a Systems Engineer for Harris Corporation, Clifton, NJ and a member of Saint Patrick's Church, Milford, PA.
The son of the late James and Virginia (Walker) Buldo, he was born on April 2, 1959 in Passaic, NJ. Following the death of Charlie's father, the late Nunzio Iurato was his beloved stepfather. Charlie was married to Aileen Rudolph.
Charlie is survived by his wife, son; Aaron Buldo of Dingmans Ferry, PA, daughter; Samantha Buldo of Dingmans Ferry, PA brother; James Buldo of Lakeland, FL and step-brother John Iurato of Pompton Lakes, NJ. Charlie was predeceased by his sister Alyssa Struble and his step-brother Kenneth Iurato. Charlie has many well-loved nieces and nephews.
Viewing was held on Friday, March 17 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Stroyan Funeral Home, 405 W Harford Street, Milford, PA 18337. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Saturday, March 18 10 a.m. at Saint Patrick's Church, 111 East High St., Milford, PA 18337. Burial will follow at Milford Cemetery, Dingman Township, PA.
Arrangements made by Stroyan Funeral Home, 405 W Harford Street, Milford, PA (stroyanfuneralhome.com).

PORT JERVIS — Edward J. Felter age 67 of Sparrowbush, NY passed away Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Port Jervis. He was born on May 26, 1949 in Port Jervis, NY the son of the late Frank H. and Laura Thornton Felter. Ed retired from the A & P Stores as manager at Middletown, New York and Milton, New Jersey after 30 plus years of dedicated service.
He married Laurel "Laurie" Everitt Felter who survives at home. He is also survived by his daughter Victoria Sickler and her husband Matthew of Shohola, PA, his son Edward "Ted" Felter, Jr of Santa Monica, Calif., his brother Frank Felter and his wife Sandy of Port Jervis, his beloved grandchildren; Alexis, Hunter and Anna Sickler; his nephews; Frank and Daniel and his nieces Dawn and Andrea, his sister-in-law Patty Cole and her husband Bob of Montague, NJ.
Ed was a member of the Port Jervis Lodge of Elks, #645 B.P.O.E.
Visitation will be held 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 22 at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, March 23 at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. Rev. Nancy Vonderhorst will officiate. Cremation will follow at HG Smith Crematory, Stroudsburg, PA.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, MD. 20852. 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 visitation knight-auchmoody.com.

MILFORD — Sheila Hodges was born in 1960 the seventh child of Virginia and Harold Hodges. She was born at home and showed a preference for 'home' her entire life.
Sheila was a member of the Delaware Valley Gymnastics team and graduated in 1978. She earned her BS at Penn State University and her Masters at SUNY, New Paltz.
A lover of all things nature and outdoors activities. She loving swimming, rafting down the Delaware, fishing, boating, hiking, bird watching, Scuba diving, teaching others of all ages about the biology of things and trying new adventures. She was an incredible planner and would orchestrate group adventures for family, friends and students.
She worked at fabulously interesting jobs such as an archeological dig in lower Manhattan, she worked for the Park Service at Pinchot Institute and often performed as 'Woodsy the Owl'. She worked as an environmental specialist for a private engineering firm. A master gardener and one of five educators across the nation published in a book Community Connections for Science Education. She was voted 1997 Conservation Educator of the Year. She was a Biology teacher at Delaware Valley High School for 22.5 years until she suffered a fall at school and had to retire due to back injury. She and her longtime partner Jason Van Patten were planning to retire to Florida.
She loved teaching biology and environmental science and ran the Environmental Club for many years taking her students to statewide Envirothons where they earned many honors. She formed a special connection with her students and had many who, after their graduation, had remarked that she changed their lives.
With her own time and money, she created a unique environmental habitat in an unused area of DVHS including a pond and waterfall and multiple plant and bird habitats that Sheila and her students maintained year round. The space was featured in local and national news and part of the Pike County 'Secret Garden Tour'.
Sheila is survived by her father, Harold Hodges and four of her siblings. She is also survived by several special cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews too numerous to count. They will remember as 'their passionate environmentally -conscious aunt' who always had snacks for them on their outdoor adventures.
The services will be private. A tree planting memorial service will be held in the spring, the date to be announced.
In lieu of flowers please donate in Sheila Hodges name at the Pocono Environmental Center (PEEC)at www.PEEC.org at the 'Friends of PEEC Donate Button' on the home page or by mail at: PEEC, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328.

PORT JERVIS — Sharon J. Horan age 70 of Kingston , NY passed away Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at Health Alliance Hospital, Kingston, NY. She was born on December 10, 1946 in Port Jervis, NY the daughter of the late Vincent P. and Jean E. Onofry Horan. Sharon retired as a communications manager/ director at I.B.M., Kingston after many years of dedicated service.
Following her retirement she owned and operated SJH Communications in Kingston and taught communications at Marist College in Poughkeepsie.
Sharon is survived by her sister Jean M. Horan and her husband Philip M. Schulp of Garrett Park, Maryland, her niece Gianna Schulp, her aunts, Diane Horan of Maineville, Ohio, Marlene Horan of Port Jervis, Dorothy Onofry of Port Jervis and Viola Thurston of St. Petersburg, Florida and several cousins. She is also survived by her beloved pet dog "Quinn". She was a faithful member of St. Joseph's R.C. Church in Kingston and a member of the Kingston Rotary. She attended The Sisters of Christian Charity Convent in Mendham, New Jersey.
Visitation was held 9:30 AM-10:30 a.m. Monday, March 20 th at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. Prayers were offered at 10:15 a.m. at the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's R.C. Church, 46 Ball St., Port Jervis, NY. Rev. Matthew Newcomb was the celebrant. Interment will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, Port Jervis, NY. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's R.C. Church, 46 Ball St., Port Jervis, NY 12771 or to St. Joseph's RC Church 242 Wall St., Kingston, NY 12401.
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.

Norman D. Krause

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.

Charles J. Presto III

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.

Johan Edmund Sletner

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).

Jeanette Swingle

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.

Barbara Hemleb Trovei

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.

 

 
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