Peter R. Ammendola, of Narrowsburg, NY a union carpenter, passed away suddenly on Friday, November 15, 2013 at his home. He was 49.
The son of the Robert John and Teresa Ruggiero Ammendola, he was born in Brooklyn, NY on November 25, 1963.
Peter was a member of St. Ann's Church, Shohola, PA. He was a member of the Hudson Valley Carpenters Union. He volunteered and participated annually with river clean up with Kittatinny Canoes, Barryville, NY.
A family statement reads: "Peter was a loving husband, father and grandfather and friend. He was an active outdoors man, who loved to hunt, fish and scuba dive. He was a talented in his trade as a carpenter. His granddaughters were the pride and joy of his life. He died too young, he will truly be missed and he will live in our hearts forever."
Peter is survived by his wife of 22 years, Andrea Falkenburg Ammendola; his son, Peter Ammendola II of Narrowsburg; his stepson, Christopher Ramm of New Jersey; his two granddaughters: Amber Lynn Ramm and Mia Ammendola; his parents, Robert John and Teresa Ammendola of Hawley, PA; two sisters: Patricia Biondo of Long Island, NY, Maria Ammendola of Barryville, NY and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Peter is predeceased by his Aunt Patti Ammendola.
Friends are invited to call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday, November 18th at the Harrison Rasmussen Funeral Home in Barryville, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, November 19th at St. Ann's Church, Shohola, PA; the Rev. Thomas Major will officiate. Christian burial will be in Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY.
Edwin L. Anderson of Glen Spey, NY, a lifetime area resident, died Thursday, December 25, 2008 at Campbell Hall Health Care Facility. He was 67.
He was born March 31, 1941 in Middletown, NY, the son of the late John Edwin and Grace Turner Anderson. He married Norma Brazington-Scheck Anderson on September 12, 1966 in Goshen, NY.
Edwin worked as a therapy aide for the Middletown Psychiatric Center for 28 years until retirement in 1996. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during Vietnam as a private in the 3rd Infantry Division, Artillery and earned the distinction of sharpshooter.
A family statement reads: “Eddie L. had a great love of life. He enjoyed fast cars, loyal pets and good times with friends and family. In 1966, he met Norma Jane. He loved taking the family on vacations to Canada, Vermont and West Virginia. He was a skilled handyman and devoted time to ‘honey-dos’ and hunting with his sons as well as many precious moments spent with his ‘sunshine girls,’ his other grandchildren and his loyal dog Daisy.”
Survivors include his wife at home; sons David Turner of Livingston Manor, NY and Edwin Guy Anderson of Glen Spey, NY; daughter Carol Laput and husband Amador of Glen Spey; sisters Charlotte Carr and husband, Don of Bloomingburg, NY and Alice Horton of Middletown, NY; nine grandchildren, Amber Dame, Nico, David and Adam Turner, Tyler, Evan, Amzie, Bailey and Sami Laput; one great-granddaughter; several nieces and nephews; and his dog Daisy.
He was predeceased by his brother-in-law, Roy Horton.
Funeral services were on Saturday, December 27, with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Ann’s R.C. Church, Shohola, PA with the Rev. Thomas J. Major officiating. Cremation will be at H.G. Smith Crematory, Stroudsburg, PA.
Burial of ashes will be in the Howells Cemetery in Howells, NY at a later date.
Thomas W. Antal, 73, of Lackawaxen, Pennsylvania died peacefully, at home on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, after a long, courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Born in Suscon, Pittston Township, Pennsylvania, he was the youngest of five sons of the late William Sr. and Gertrude Egan Antal.
A 1965 graduate of Northeast High School, Duryea, he served in Vietnam with the 4th Infantry Division, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Squadron, Pleiku. After being honorably discharged from the Army, he returned to work for the United States Postal Service, retiring after 37 years as Manager, Distribution Operations, Edison, New Jersey.
Tom was an avid golfer who taught his wife, sons, and grandchildren to love the sport as well. His hard work culminated in a hole-in-one at Cricket Hill Golf Club on May 9, 2018; oddly, the morning of his cancer diagnosis. Tom’s interests went beyond golf. He loved to fish, making countless trips with family and friends to fish the Salmon River in Pulaski, New York and the cricks and streams of Potter County, Pennsylvania. Tom was a remarkable cook, one who could optimistically look into a nearly-empty pantry and still create a great meal.
Tom was also an active member in his faith community, serving as an usher for his home parish of St. Ann’s Church in Shohola, Pennsylvania.
Even to the end, Tom spent all the time he could with those closest to him, always up for one more hand of cards. In addition to his parents, Tom was preceded in death by his son Eric, brothers William, Jr., Gerald, Robert, and Earl. Surviving are his beloved high school sweetheart and wife of 51 years, the former Eloise Best; son Thomas and his wife Mary-Ann; grandchildren, Thomas W. II and Elizabeth.
John F. Armand of Highland Lake, president of John F. Armand Construction Co. in New York City and a longtime area resident, died Thursday, April 13, 2000 in Macungie, PA. He was 79.
Son of the late Francis M. and Edna Colligan Armand, he was born December 3, 1920 in New York City. He was the widower of Regina M. Lynch Armand.
He was a member of St. Ann’s R.C. Church in Shohola, PA; the Lackawaxen Mission Men’s Club of the church; Highland Lake Fire Department; and past president of the Lake Devenoge Property Owner’s Association.
Survivors include two daughters, Patricia Ann Schmidt and husband Peter of Montreal, Canada and Jeanne-Marie Maiale and husband Nicholas of Emmaus, PA; and six grandchildren, Lisa, Anne and Christina Maiale and Matthew, Megan and William Schmidt.
A Mass of the Resurrection was offered at St. Ann’s R.C. Church in Shohola. The Rev. Michael Quinnan officiated. Burial was in St. Anthony’s Cemetery in Eldred.
John Joseph Ascanio of Hemlock Farms, passed away on March 30th of this year.
A Vietnam veteran, John was employed by Verizon for more than thirty years. After retiring from Verizon he worked for the MTA in New York. He finally retired in 2011.
John and his wife Lucille, have been residents of Hemlock Farms since 1998; first as weekenders and then as full-timers. John loved living in Hemlock Farms; he especially enjoyed the tranquility and the wildlife in the community.
Throughout the years, John enjoyed a wonderful family life, and he had many friends and acquaintances who loved his witty sense of humor. His friends have fond memories of their time together celebrating Thanksgiving and enjoying summer barbecues.
As a passionate car buff, John owned many beautiful automobiles. His hobby was researching and speaking about different makes of cars.
John is survived by his wife, Lucille; step children, Alexandria and Kenneth; his grandchildren, Luca and Leonardo Asaro, and Thomas and Michael Martelli; sister, Johanna; brothers, Ralph and Joseph; several nieces and nephews.