EUGENE L. BARRY JR
SPARROWBUSH, NY Eugene L. Barry Jr., a resident of Sparrowbush and a lifelong resident of the area, died Sunday, July 31, 2005 at Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis. He was 58.
The son of the late Eugene L. Barry Sr. and Ethel M. Witheral Barry, he was born June 19, 1947 in Cornwall.
Barry was a retired cook for Mid-Hudson Psychiatric Center and a life member of the Mechanicstown Fire Department and the Middletown Fire Department. He attended the Middletown Congregational Church in Middletown, NY and was a member of the American Legion in Middletown. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Vietnam War. He was also a flagman for the Orange County Speedway in Middletown.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia Smith Barry, at home; two step-daughters, Virginia Williamson of Port Jervis and Brenda Rolf of Wassaic; two step-sons, John Williamson of Pine Plains and Robert Williamson of New Jersey; one brother, Kevin Barry and his wife Diane of Middletown; and two nieces, Allyson and Morgan.
He was predeceased by three brothers, Robert, Edward and Harold Barry.
Services were held on Wednesday August 3, 2005 at the Knight-Archmoody Funeral Home in Port Jervis with the reverend Jordan Wong officiating.
Interment will be in Wallkill Cemetery in Phillipsburg.
WALTER J. COLLINS
SPARROWBUSH, NY Walter J. Collins, a resident of Sparrowbush and a 25-year resident of the area, died Monday August 1, 2005 at Schervier Pavilion in Warwick, NY. He was 88.
He was the son of the late Edward and Katherine Groh Cieslinski.
Collins was a retired supervisor with the Navy Department of Newark, NJ. He invented the original non-skid paint used on the flight deck of aircraft carriers to keep planes from sliding off into the ocean. He was a member of the Tuscany Masonic Lodge of Brooklyn.
He is survived by his wife, Helen G. Bray Collins; two sons, Walter J. Jr. of Whitestone and Robert of Brooklyn; two daughters, Linda C. Calcaterra of Manalapan, NJ and Helen B. Piserchia of Port Jervis; a step-daughter, Genalee Grant of Bethesda, MD; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and cousins.
Services were held on Wednesday, August 3 at the Gray-Parker Funeral Home in Port Jervis with the reverend Glenn Scheyhig officiating.
Cremation will be at H.G. Smith Crematory in Stroudsburg, PA.
FRANK ARTHUR FORD SR
OTISVILLE, NY Frank Arthur Ford Sr., a resident of Otisville, entered into his final rest on Wednesday, August 3, 2005 at Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis. He was 48.
The son of the late Richard Pierson and Viola Conklin Ford, he was born on December 23, 1956. He was raised in Hainesville, NJ and Huguenot, NY.
Ford worked as a plumber for Smith Plumbing and Heating in Port Jervis. He was a member of the North American Fishing Club.
A family statement said: Frank was an outdoorsman who loved to camp out and go fishing. He was a beloved friend who would help out whenever and however he could. He was a loving husband, grandfather, son, brother, nephew and cousin. He will be missed by all who loved him.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Lorie Weiss Ford at home; two sons, Frank A. Jr. of North Carolina and Derrick of Sparrowbush; two daughters, Carrie Ford of Port Jervis and Jennifer Melady of Otisville; two sisters, Aby Howey and her husband Charlie of Huguenot and Amy Wilson and her husband Rich of Apalachin, NY; three grandchildren, Zachary Melady, Rayna Olivo and Aaliyah Ford; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews; and a faithful companion of 12 years, his dog Whiskey.
He was predeceased by a brother, David Mark and a sister, Leslie.
Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Deerpark and Port Jervis, 202 Route 209, Port Jervis, NY 12771.
HONESDALE, PA Chester Chet Highhouse, a resident of Honesdale, died unexpectedly on Thursday July 28, 2005 in the Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale.
The son of the late E. Lawrence and Mildred Robbins Highhouse, he was born in Carley Brook.
Highhouse served in the U.S. Air Force and owned and operated a farm in Carley Brook. He was a member of the Carley Brook United Methodist Church and the Pleasant Valley Grange for 52 years, the National Rifle Association and the State and National Granges. He was an avid hunter, especially big game.
He is survived by a granddaughter, Jessica Lyne Jacobsen of North Carolina; two great-grandchildren, Dakota Mycakl and Mikaily Grace Jacobsen; two brothers, James and Lawrence, both of Honesdale; three sisters, Beula Earley of Bethany, Dorris Cory of Fawn Lake and Jean Ostrander of Beach Lake; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a daughter, Tammy Lyne.
INEZ G. HUEBNER
NARROWSBURG, NY A memorial service for Inez G. Huebner, a resident of Narrowsburg, who died at home on June 19, 2005 will be held on Saturday, August 13, 2005 at 1:00 p.m. at the former Ten Mile River Baptist Church on Route 97 with the reverend Donald Beck officiating.
DANIEL E. MORRIS
SPARROWBUSH, NY Daniel E. Morris, a resident of Sparrowbush and a lifelong area resident, died Monday August 1, 2005 at his home. He was 63.
The son of the late Joseph and Helen Poletyski Morris, he was born April 22, 1942 in Port Jervis, NY.
Morris was a retired machinist for Kolmar Labs in Port Jervis and a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was a member of Roosa-Flemming V.F.W. Post # 161 in Port Jervis, NY.
Morris is survived by his wife, Beth Kurtz Morris at home; one daughter, Jamie Morris of Hancock; and four grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his brother, James.
Services were held on Wednesday, August 3 at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc. in Port Jervis.
Interment is in St. Marys Cemetery in Port Jervis, NY.
Memorial contributions may be made in Daniel Morris name to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, Inc. 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550.
VINCENT E. SCHIELDS
SHOHOLA, PA Vincent E. Schields, a resident of Shohola, died on Wednesday, August 3, 2005 at Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis, NY. He was 76.
The son of Emil John and Irene (Haas) Schields, he was born August 19, 1928 in Port Jervis, NY.
Schields was a retired postmaster with the U.S. Post Office in Shohola and a member of St. Anns Church in Shohola. He was a lifetime member of the Shohola Volunteer Fire Department and of Eckert-Haupt VFW in Lackawaxen. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
He is survived by his wife, Kathleen (McKean) Shields; one son, Thomas and his wife Lynn of Tarrytown; one daughter, Patricia Lang and her husband Andy of St. Cloud, FL; one sister, Arlene Yoerg of Port Jervis, NY; three grandchildren, Ian, Collin and Cami; and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Saturday, August 6, 2005 at St. Anns Church in Shohola with the reverend Thomas Petro officiating.
Interment will take place in St. Anns Cemetery in Shohola.
A. DAVID SUMMERS
SPARROWBUSH, NY A. David Summers, a resident of Sparrowbush and a longtime area resident, died Thursday, August 4, 2005 at Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis. He was 57.
The son of the late Arthur and Dolly Jesse Summers, he was born September 6, 1947 in Buchanon, W. VA.
Summers worked as an inspector for National Fields, Inc. in Spring Valley, NY.
He is survived by his loving companion of many years, Diana Silien at home; his wife, Linda M. Ethridge Summers of Port Jervis; one son, Davon J. Etheridge and his fiancé Georgiana of Rock Hill; his siblings, Roy, Ted, John, Jerry, Sandy and Helen Summers, Greg Blagg, Emma Cutright, Vicki Oldaker, and Janet Lough; his godson, David DiMarisco of Sparrowbush; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents and sister, Becci Flannery.
Services were held on Monday, August 8 at the Knight-Archmoody Funeral Home in Port Jervis.
Interment will take place in the Rural Valley Cemetery in Cuddebackville.
Contributions may be made in Davids name for Evan and Aaron, c/o Chola Shay, 400 Shay Lane, Matamoras, PA 18336.