Dr. Amador Jardiel Laput
Dr. Amador Jardiel Laput, MD of Middletown, NY and a longtime resident of the area, died peacefully with his family at his side on Saturday, September 3, 2011 at Orange Regional Medical Center. He was 74. He was born on October 10, 1936 in Manila, Philippines, the son of the late Casiano and the late Teofista Jardiel Laput. Amador was a Psychiatrist for the Middletown Psychiatric Center in Middletown, NY and was a member of the American Psychiatric Association.
A family statement read: Amador, affectionately known to his family and friends as "Doy, moved to the US in 1962, where he interned at St. Barnabas in Livingston, NJ before becoming a psychiatrist at MPC where he worked for 30 years. He was a brown belt in Judo and enjoyed history, especially military. He and Madeline spent his retirement years enjoying films and the theatre in NYC and traveling. He attended all family events for his siblings, children and grandchildren. Every winter, he would return to his family home on Pepin Street in Manila. He was known for his dry sense of humor and his sharp wit. In the words of his grandson, Papa AJ always seemed too rebellious for an old man.
Surviving are two sons: Richard Laput of Middletown and Amador C. Laput, Jr. and his wife, Carol of Glen Spey; long time companion, Madeline Zivian of Haverstraw; his former wife and mother of his children, Corrie Mankoo and her husband, Amby of Middletown; five sisters: Nenita Perla Recato of Scottsdale, AZ, Maria Nymia Floresca of Quezon City, Philippines, Maria Salome Cruz and her husband, Rey of Quezon City, Philippines, Maria Corazon Rances of Jersey City, NJ, Virginia Laput of Windsor, CT; three brothers: Nolan Laput of Quezon City, Philippines, Ernesto Laput of Philadelphia, PA, and Carlos Laput and his wife, Judith of Jersey City, NJ; six grandchildren: Jessilyn, Tyler, Evan, Amador III, Bailey and Sami Laput; one great-grandson, Phineas Laput.
Also survived by Madeline's two children: Alex Zivian of Elka Park, NY and Penni Beckerman and her husband, Adam, and their son, Roen, of Milburn, NJ. Also several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Casiano Laput.
Friends may call at the Gray-Parker Funeral Home, 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis on Friday, September 9, 2011 at 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 9, 2011 with a 12 noon prayer at the funeral home followed by a 1 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Ann's R.C. Church, 125 Richardson Ave., Shohola, PA 18458, with Rev. Thomas Major officiating. Cremation will follow at H.G. Smith Crematory, Stroudsburg, PA with a burial of cremains in St. Ann's Cemetery, Shohola, PA at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Ann's R.C. Church, 125 Richardson Ave., Shohola, PA 18458 or donations may be made to: Pets Alive, 363 Derby Road, Middletown, NY 10940-7294.
Funeral arrangements are by the Gray-Parker Funeral Home, 845-856-5191. For additional information, directions or to send a condolence note to the family visitwww.grayparkerfuneralhome.com
Richard C. Laput
Richard Laput, a lifelong resident of Middletown, NY, died peacefully on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at Orange Regional Medical Center. He was 54. He was born on January 4, 1958 in Manila, Philippines, the son of the late Dr. Amador J. Laput and Corazon Mankoo.
Rich was a retail manager of such stores as Sears, Lowe's and Home Goods and was loved by his fellow employees.
A statement from the family reads, "Rich, affectionately known to his family as "Dick", moved to the US in 1964. He attended Middletown High School where he played football and made many friends. He loved to fish with his daughter, Jessilyn, snuggle with Snuffy, lay in the sun at Virginia Beach, flash his beaming smile, eat savory foods, cook corn on the cob on the grill, ride around with the top down listening to classic rock, root for the New York Jets, share the love with all his friends, wish everyone good morning on facebook, help with all the animals at Pets Alive and just hang out with Frank Marino. One of his signature phrases was, "I could die tomorrow, so why not live life to the fullest?" and live life to the fullest is exactly what he did."
Surviving are his daughter, Jessilyn; former wife, Linc; mother and step-father, Corazon and Amrit Mankoo of Middletown; brother, Amador C. Laput, Jr. (Carol) of Glen Spey; brother, Jason Mankoo (Sally) of Howells; sister, Nikki Macaluso (Heath) of Otisville; sister, Dilshad Bowers (John) of England; nieces and nephews: Tyler, Evan, Amzie, Bailey, Sami, Lauren, Ava, Ella, Shyla, Mia, Sofia, Jaida, Callum, Ajanta; one grandnephew, Finn; many aunts, uncles and cousins. Rich is also survived by many friends, especially Frank Marino of Middletown, and his beloved dog, Snuffy.
Friends may call at the Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, Inc., 130 Highland Avenue, Middletown, NY on Saturday, November 10, 2012 from 9 to 10:45 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 90 Euclid Avenue, Middletown, NY 10940. Fr. Sunny Jon will officiate. Cremation will follow with a burial of cremains at St. Ann's Cemetery in Shohola, PA, to be scheduled at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either, Pets Alive, 363 Derby Road, Middletown, NY 10940-7294 or the American Heart Association at www.donate.americanheart.org
Funeral arrangements under the direction of Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, Inc. www.applebee-mcphillips.com