Jeannette Davis of Highland Lake died unexpectedly Thursday morning, June 25, 2009.
She was born June 4, 1964 to Thomas and Jeannette Mims of Waldwick, NJ. She was married March 12, 1988 to Orson Davis Jr.; they were married for twenty one years. Later, they had two beautiful daughters: Heather Lynne (19), and Caitlin Mary (15).
She will be sadly missed by her family and friends. Her husband would like to thank her for being by his side through the ups and downs, and giving him two lovely daughters.
She was assistant coach for the Eldred cheerleading team and a Girl Scout leader, both activities her daughters took a great part in. Jeannette would help anyone in need, and never asked for anything in return. She was a great wife, mother and true friend.
She is predeceased by her sister, Diana and her father. She thought the world of and spoke highly of her uncle, John Macejka and her aunt, Mary Ann Logalbo. She leaves behind a sister, Dawn Mims of Barryville; two brothers, Kenneth Mims and his wife, Angela of Greeley, PA and Thomas Mims and his wife, Patti of San Jose, CA; five nieces: Melissa, Kristen, Kelly, Alainna and Hannah, and three nephews: Jason, Kristoper and Thomas III.
Friends are invited to call on Thursday, July 2, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and 11:30 am to 12:30 p.m., Friday, July 3, at the Harrison-Rasmussen Funeral Home, Barryville.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, July 3, at — p.m. at St. Anns R.C. Church, Shohola, PA, with Father Thomas Major officiating. Burial of the cremains will be at Montoza Cemetery in Eldred at a later date.
Donations may be made to Eldred American Legion Ambulance Service, PO Box 63, Eldred, NY 12732.
Arrangements by Harrison-Rasmussen Funeral Home
Robert L. Davis, a lifelong area resident, died Saturday, January 4, 2003 at Bronx VA Medical Center, Bronx, NY. He was 68.
The son of the late Robert and Ruth F. Williams Davis, he was born in Cahoonzie, NY. Retired from Spark-O-Matic, he was an Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of St. Patrick’s R.C. Church of Milford.
Survivors include his wife, Marilyn Ryan Deehan Davis at home; five sons, Ryan Davis of Shohola, Andrew Deehan of Davie, FL; Timothy Deehan of Lexington, KY, Robert Deehan of Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY; and Michael Deehan of Mill Rift; one brother, Dwight E. Davis of Port Jervis, one sister, Catherine H. Kahrs of Sparrowbush, NY; one grandson, Andrew Robert Deehan; and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Virginia Kahrs.
Services were held at the Gray-Parker Funeral Home in Port Jervis followed by a Mass of the Resurrection at St. Patrick’s R.C. Church in Milford officiated by Rev. Gerald Mullaly.
Burial was in St. Ann’s Cemetery, Shohola.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society of Pike County, 204 E. Harford St., Milford, PA 18337.
Daniel DeFalco of Highland Lake, a retired jeweler for Monroe Jewelers, Monroe and nine-year resident of the area, died Monday, Jan. 8, 2001, in St. Luke's Hospital, Newburgh. He was 78. The son of the late Aniello and Filomina Cardone DeFalco, he was born Sept. 16, 1922, in Cliffside Park, N.J. Mr. DeFalco was a U.S. Army Veteran, having served during WWII. Survivors include his wife, Lucy Grassi DeFalco, at home; one daughter, Lorraine Conway of Highland Lake; three sons, Daniel DeFalco Jr. of Glendale, Charles DeFalco of Cuddebackville and James DeFalco, at home; one sister, Mary Camera of Maspeth; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 East Main St., Port Jervis. A vigil wake service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, in St. Ann's R.C. Church, Shohola, Pa. The Rev. David Cramer will officiate. Burial will be in St. Anthony's Cemetery, Eldred. Arrangements were made by Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Port Jervis.
Lucy DeFalco of Highland Lake, NY, a homemaker and longtime resident of the area, passed away Friday, October 19, 2007 at Catskill Regional Medical Center, Harris, NY. She was 82.
The daughter of the late Frank and Esther Schweitzer Grassi, she was born on February 1, 1925 in Bronx, NY.
Lucy was married to the late Daniel DeFalco.
She is survived by her daughter, Lorraine Conway of Highland Lake; two sons, Daniel DeFalco and his wife Betty of Queens, NY and Charles DeFalco and his wife Mary of Cuddebackville, NY; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her son, James DeFalco.
A Mass of Resurrection was held Tuesday, October 23, 2007 at St. Ann's R.C. Church, Shohola, PA. The Rev. Thomas Major officiated. Interment took place at St. Anthony's Cemetery, Eldred, NY.
Edward J. DeFebo, Sr., 80, of Lackawaxen, Pa., passed away on July 25, 2013 at home with his loving family. Son of the late Warren and Mary (Silvetti) DeFebo, Edward was born in Berwick, Pa., on May 17, 1933.
He was married to Janice (Weeks) DeFebo on April 8th, 1961.A graduate of Berwick High School and former Berwick Bulldog, he attended Lycoming College. As a graduate of the Pennsylvania State Police Academy, he served as a state trooper in the Daleville, Honesdale and Milford areas. He also proudly served his country as a MP in the US Army. Edward was a Lackawaxen Twp. Road master /supervisor for 12 years and he served as the Lackawaxen Twp. Police chief. He received the Oaken Gavel award while serving on the Upper Delaware Council as chairman.
He and his wife, Janice owned and operated Jungle Jim’s Tavern for 22 years. The DeFebo family has long been associated with St. Ann’s Catholic parish in Shohola Pa., and the Maria Assunta Society of Berwick, Pa.
Predeceased by his son James, brothers: Lou (twin), Sam, John, and Joe, and sister Clara.
Edward is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, his sons; Edward & wife Sandra, William & wife Rose, and Charles & wife Cynthia; his brother; Karl DeFebo of Harrisburg, Michael & wife Jane of Berwick, Pa., his sister; Rita & husband Arthur Cronin of Harrisburg, Pa.; and also a sister-in-law; Nancy Defebo of Berwick. His grandchildren: Tonya, Nicole, Billy, Rebecca, Nicholas, Joseph, Cameron, and Clayton and many great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at Stroyan Funeral Home 405 W. Harford St. Milford, PA on July 29, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Ann’s Church in Shohola on July 30, 2013 at 10 a.m. with Rev. Thomas Major officiating. Interment will take place at Lackawaxen Cemetery, Lackawaxen, PA.
Janice E. DeFebo, 81 passed away on April 14, 2022 from a long term illness at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Born on January 1, 1941 in Minisink Ford, NY, Janice was a life-long resident of Lackawaxen, PA. She graduated from Hawley High School in 1959 and was married to Edward J. DeFebo on April 8th, 1961. Janice along with her husband owned and operated Jungle Jim’s Tavern in Lackawaxen for 22 years. She also was a long time Pike County Government employee. She was a member of the Lackawaxen Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and the Pike County Council of Republican Women. She enjoyed many things including sitting by the river, snowmobiling, and bowling. Janice was a loving and compassionate daughter, wife, mother and friend.
She is predeceased by her husband of 52 years Edward J. DeFebo, Sr., her brother William Weeks, her sons William Sr. and James, and grandson William Jr. Survived by sons Edward and wife Sandra, East Stroudsburg, PA, Charles and wife Cynthia, Shohola, PA, grandchildren Tonya, Nicole, Rebecca, Nicholas, Joseph, Cameron, and Clayton and many great grandchildren.
Graveside services will take place at the Lackawaxen Cemetery, Lackawaxen, PA. on Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 11 AM with Rev. Edward Casey officiating.
William Warren (Bopper) DeFebo Sr. 51, of Lackawaxen, passed away on October 25, 2014 following a car accident. Son of Edward and Janice DeFebo, Bopper was born in Honesdale Pa on April 12, 1963. He was married to Rosemary E. Dippre on September 15, 2007.
After graduating from Wallenpaupack High School he attended the Pat Ryan Institute for finance. He later became a heavy equipment operator working in the northeast region. He was very loving, generous, exceptionally kindhearted, a friend to all and above all the most important thing to him was Family. He was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Shohola. He was predeceased by his father Edward and brother James (Known as Pizza)
Bopper is survived by his loving wife Rosemary; his children: William, April, Nicholas, Joseph and Kenny; brothers Edward and Charles, mother: Janice, 11 grandchildren and Tonya, Nicole, Cameron, Clayton and Mason.
Viewing will be held at Stroyan Funeral Home, 405 W. Harford St., Milford, PA on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 from 7 to 9 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Shohola, PA on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 10 a.m. with Rev. Thomas Major officiating.
Robert E. DeLanoy died Thursday, March 13, 2003, at Bon Secours Community Hospital, Port Jervis, NY. He was 75.
The son of the late Percy and Helen (DeLee) DeLanoy, Mr. DeLanoy was born in White Plains, NY. He was a retired Lieutenant of the White Plains Police Department, a U.S. Army WWII veteran, a member of the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Greeley, PA, a member of the American Legion, White Plains and a member of the Emerald Society in Westchester, NY.
Survivors include his wife, Rosemary Sweeney DeLanoy; a daughter, Kathleen Cosentino of Shohola, PA; two grandchildren; two brothers, Joseph DeLanoy of White Plains, NY, and Percy DeLanoy of Elmsford, NY; two sisters, Virginia Steffenhagen of Matamoras, PA, and Connie DeFrancesco of Shohola, PA; and many nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Church, Shohola, PA, on Monday, March 17. The Rev. David Kramer officiated. Burial will take place in St. Ann’s Cemetery, German Hill, Shohola, PA.
Rosemary A. Delanoy, 82, of Milford, PA passed away Thursday, July 3, 2008 at Bon Secours Community Hospital, Port Jervis, NY. She was a retired Director of Nursing for St. Agnes Hospital, White Plains, NY.
The daughter of the late Patrick and Agnes Meier Sweeney she was born June 7, 1926 in Hazelton, PA. She was married to the late Robert E. Delanoy on January 20, 1951 in Hazelton, PA. She was a member of St. Anns Church, Shohola, PA.
She is survived by her daughter, Kathleen Cosentino and her husband, Charles of Milford, PA; granddaughter, Jennifer Cosentino of Milford, PA; grandson, Robert Cosentino and his wife, Nicole of Shohola, PA; great-granddaughter, Lily, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by one brother and two sisters.
Friends may call at Stroyan Funeral Home, 405 West Harford St., Milford, PA on Monday, July 7, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Anns Church, Shohola, PA on Tuesday, July 8, at 10 a.m., with Rev. Thomas Major officiating. Burial will take place in St. Anns Cemetery, Shohola, PA.
Richard H. DeMarco, 72 of Greeley, PA passed away January 12, 2014 at home. He was a home improvement contractor operating RDM Construction.
The son of the late Nicholas and Rose (Oliveri) DeMarco he was born January 7, 1942 in Bronx, NY. Richard was married to Barbara (Caruso) DeMarco June 9, 1962 in Bronx, NY.
Survivors include his wife; three daughters Denise Pellegrino of Greeley, PA, Claudia DeMarco of Mahanoy City, PA, Nicole Rawls, Greeley, PA; two sons Gerald DeMarco of Greeley, PA, Richard DeMarco of Rowland, PA; 13 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
Friends may call at Stroyan Funeral Home, 405 West Harford St., Milford, PA on January 16, 2014 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Ann’s Church, Shohola, PA on January 17, 2014 at 10 AM with Rev. Phil Caruso officiating.
John J. "Jack" Donovan, 72, late of Lackawaxen, Pa., died at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale, Pa. on Friday June 10, 2005. Mr. Donovan was a retired engineer for Bell Atlantic in Monticello, N.Y. He currently was a general contractor, owner and operator of Donovan & Son, Lackawaxen, Pa. He was a member of the St. Ann's Church in Shohola, Pa; Holy Name Society; and member and past Commander of Eckert Haupt VFW Post #5635 in Lackawaxen, Pa. The son of the late John J. and Mary Hosty Donovan, he was born June 9, 1933 in Brooklyn, N.Y. He was married to Philomae S. (Kashuboski) Donovan on October 20, 1956 in Nanticoke, Pa. Survivors include his wife, Phil; his daughter, Denise Donovan of Forestburgh, N.Y.; two sons, Michael Donovan of Lackawaxen, Pa., and John Donovan of Shohola, Pa.; his brother, Joseph Donovan of Bay St. Louis, Miss.; and his sister, Mary Dymeck of Milford, Pa. He was predeceased by his daughter, Maureen Donovan in 1974.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Ann's Church, Shohola, Pa. on Monday June 13, 2005 at 10:00 AM with the Rev. Thomas Petro officiating. Friends may call at Stroyan Funeral Home, 405 West Harford St., Milford, Pa. today, Sunday, June 12, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Burial will take place in St. Ann's Cemetery, German Hill, Shohola, Pa.
Memorial contributions may be made to Shohola Fire Department, 4 Walker Lake, Shohola, PA 18458; Lackawaxen Township Fire Department, Route 590, Lackawaxen, PA 18435; St. Ann's Parish, P.O. Box 86, Shohola, PA 18458; or the Eckert Haupt VFW Post #5635, Route 590, Lackawaxen, PA 18435
Philomae S. Donovan, 88, of Lackawaxen, PA passed away on September 28, 2022 at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale, PA. She was the former Postmistress at the Lackawaxen Post Office in Lackawaxen, PA.
Philomae was active in the Ladies Auxiliary for the Lackawaxen Fire Department, Lackawaxen, PA and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Ecker-Haupt VFW Post 5635, Greeley, PA. She traveled extensively and particularly enjoyed trips to Alaska and Ireland. Philomae also loved her dogs, the latest one was Dusty.
The daughter of the late Edward and Laura (Sylvia) Kashuboski, she was born on July 16, 1934 in Nanticoke, PA. She was married to the late John “Jack” Donovan, who preceded her in death on June 10, 2005.
Philomae is survived by her daughter, Denise Donovan of Lackawaxen, PA; sons, John Donovan of Shohola, PA and Michael Donovan of Lackawaxen, PA. Philomae was preceded in death by her daughter Maureen Donovan in 1974.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 AM on Friday, October 7, 2022 at St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Church, 125 Richardson Ave., Shohola, PA with Reverend Edward J. Casey officiating.
Interment will follow at St. Ann’s Cemetery, Shohola, PA.
John J. Dorney, a longtime resident of Shohola, PA, passed away at the age of 77, on Wednesday, December 12, 2012, at home, in the arms of his loving wife.
Son of the late Thomas and Dorothy Coloe Dorney, he was born in Flushing, NY on February 12, 1935.
John served in the US Army during the Korean War. John was a retired restaurant manager.
He was a member of St. Ann's Church, Shohola, PA. He was married to Mary Agnes Wilson Dorney, who survives.
A family statement reads: "John was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was very active in the community and his church. He was an avid golfer and organized many golf tournaments for different causes. In 2001 John and Mary Agnes worked for Hands Together Mission in Haiti. He loved to cook and could be considered a great chef. He always had a story and was known as the guru. John had a great sense of humor and considered himself a Cruise Director of Life. He had many loyal and good friends and will truly be missed."
Survivors include his wife, Mary Agnes; his eight children: John Dorney (Jean), Paul Dorney (Alice), Tom Dorney (Sue), Michael Dorney, Jeanne Chillianes (Tony), Patrick Dorney (Kris), Denise Stein (Jay), and Kathryn Dorney; two stepdaughters: Denise Riccio (Anthony), Karen Vasiadis (Paul); numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. John is predeceased by his infant sister, Dorothy; his two brothers: Thomas Dorney and Walter Dorney. He was a good friend of Bill W.
Friends are invited to call on Monday, December 17, 2012 from 9 to 11 a.m. followed by a Prayer and Rosary Service at the Harrison Rasmussen Funeral Home, 3412 SR97, Barryville, NY 12719. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, December 17, 2012 at 12 noon at St. Ann's Church, Shohola, PA. Father Thomas Major and Father Paul Mullen will officiate. Cremation will follow at MacLennan Hall Crematory, Milford, PA. Burial of John's cremains will be buried in St. Ann's Cemetery at a later date.
Ruth Ann Donovan, a longtime resident of the area, died after a long illness on Friday, February 8, 2019 at The Willows in Suffern, New York. She was 74 years old.
The daughter of Edward and Agnes Lucke Wilson, she was born in Calicoon, New York on October 28, 1944.
Ruth Ann graduated from Eldred High School and received her B.A. degree from Molloy College. She pursued her career briefly, but later realized her true passion was being a loving wife, mom and grandmother.
She was spiritual and loving, determined and courageous and throughout her medical treatments, always had a positive and "can do" attitude.
Ruth Ann was a scout leader, a volunteer for Senior Ministries and dedicated Blessed Sacrament Guardian at St. Joseph's Church.
She married Michael Donovan on August 16, 1969 and they shared 49 years of marriage together. He often credited her with saving his life after suffering a heart attack and two strokes.
We would be remiss if we didn't add her grandchildren to her list of accomplishments. She cherished them and they made her days cheerful.
In addition to her beloved husband Michael, she is survived by her children; daughters; Theresa Vitro and her husband, Daniel of Holmes, New York, Elizabeth Fingeret and her husband, Eric of Alpharetta, Georgia, son, Michael of Middletown, six grandchildren; Caitlin, Matthew, Emma, Kyle, Ben and Lily, as well as two sisters, Mary Agnes Dorney of Shohola, Pennsylvania and Kathleen Scofield of Newburgh, New York.
She was predeceased by her grandson, Evan Fingeret.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 14 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Friday, February 15 at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, 149 Cottage Street, Middletown, New York. Burial will follow in the family plot in St. Ann's Cemetery in Shohola, Pennsylvania.
Ruth Ann's family would like to thank Dr. Manuel Perry for his caring and kindness throughout her illness.
Memorial contributions may be made to Memorial Sloan Kettering.
Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, 130 Highland Avenue, Middletown, New York.
Nicholas J. Duffy, a 13-year resident of Greeley and a former resident of Brooklyn, NY, died on February 16, 2005 at the Ellen Memorial Health Care Center in Honesdale following an illness. He was 77.
The son of the late Nicholas and Emily Cooke Duffy, he was born in the Bronx, NY.
A retired butcher for Morgan David Packing House in the Bronx; he was an Army veteran of the Korean conflict from 1951-1963. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Brooklyn and a member of the St. Anne’s RC Church in Shohola.
He is survived by his sisters, Theresa Belwin in Honesdale, Aileen Passanisi of NY, Kathleen Bocznienicz of Dalton, Emily Helveston of NJ and Anne Jane Shuncko of NY; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife of 48 years, Rosalie Ann Fischer Duffy; a brother, Albert; and two sisters, Mary Kilbridge and Deanna Duffy.
Services were held on Monday, February 21 at the St. Anne’s Roman Catholic Church with the Reverend Thomas J. Petro, pastor, officiating.
Interment will be in St. Anne’s Cemetery in Shohola Township.
Rosalie Ann Duffy of Greeley, a manager for Met Life Insurance and a 10-year area resident, died Sunday, August 23, 1998 at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale. She was 68.
Daughter of the late William Fischer and Rose Hansen Fisher, she was born in Brooklyn, NY.
She was a member of St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Church in Greeley.
Survivors include her husband, Nicholas J. Duffy of Greeley; a sister, Gloria Fisher of Brooklyn, NY; nieces and nephews.
A mass of resurrection was offered at St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Church in Shohola. The Rev. Michael Quinnan officiated.
Burial was in St. Ann’s Cemetery in Shohola.