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October 18, 2012 - October 25, 2012

Noel Warren van Swol

Noel Warren van Swol, a lifelong area resident and community activist for more than 40 years, died unexpectedly as a result of injuries sustained in a car accident, on Monday, October 15, 2012. He was 70.

Funeral services were held on Monday, October 22 at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home with The Reverend Doctor Norman David officiating.

Burial was in the Halsey Cemetery, Long Eddy, NY.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Assoc., PO Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.

Irene Lewis

Irene Lewis of Bethel, NY passed away on October 18, 2012, at Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris, NY. She was 82.

Funeral services were on Monday, October 22, at William M. Gagan Funeral Home Inc., 1525 Burlingham Rd., Pine Bush, NY with Pastor Robert Hewitt officiating. Interment was in New Prospect Cemetery.

Contributions in Irene’s name can be made to The Kidney Foundation at www.kidneyfoundation.com.

Kenneth “Ken” Thornton

Kenneth “Ken” Thornton of Port Jervis, NY, passed away Tuesday, October 16, 2012, at his home. He was 76.

Memorial services were held Friday, October 19, at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. Rev. Nancy Vonderhorst officiated. Interment was private.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange & Sullivan, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550.

Herbert DeRose

Herbert DeRose of Sparrowbush, NY entered into rest unexpectedly on Saturday, October 20, 2012. He was 79.

A funeral service was held on Wednesday, October 24 at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY, with a private burial to be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions on Herb’s behalf may be sent to Sparrowbush Methodist Church, PO Box 596, Sparrowbush, NY 12780.