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James M. Baumgardner of Matamoras, PA, a lifelong area resident, passed away on Easter Sunday, April 12, 2009.

He was born in Port Jervis, NY, to the late Francis and Viola Edwards Baumgardner on September 20, 1929.

He was a retired conductor from New Jersey Transit and also worked as a yardman for the Erie Lackawanna Railroad. He served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps and was a life member of the Tri-State Naval Ship V.F.W. #7241, and was past captain of the post. He was a friend of Bill W. for 20 years, which brought him great peace.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Nancy Russell; his Jack Russell Terrier, Dobie; his former wife Nancy Lovelace Zimmer; their children; son USAF Lt. Col (ret.) James R. Baumgardner, wife Anita and their children Megan, Austin James and Gabrielle of Phoenix, AZ; son David Allen Baumgardner of Virginia; daughter Lori Dawn Yaboni, husband John and their daughter Katie of Georgia; Lori’s daughter, Rachel Constantino of Chicago; stepchildren Michelle Philyaw and her children Olivia, Alicia, Liam and Alana; William Prespare and his fiancée Tanya and their children Ayden and Brandyn; and Lura Prespare and daughter Joelyn; brothers Charles Baumgardner and wife Katherine; Tom Collins and wife Joan of Sparrowbush, NY; sister Doris Robouseck of Port Jervis; in-laws; nephews and nieces and dear friends.

He was predeceased by sisters Patty Collins and Eleanor Lore.

There will be no visitation. Cremation was private. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Port Jervis Humane Society or the Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice.


William Berger of Narrowsburg. NY, a longtime area resident, died Saturday, April 11, 2009 in Fort Pierce, FL with his loving wife at his side. He was 83.

The son of the late William and Veronica Oral Berger Sr., he was born April 1, 1926, in Brooklyn.

William was a retired mason. He was a WWII army veteran, a member of Delaware #561 F&Am and St. Tammany Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, Callicoon, NY. He was a former member of the Tusten Planning Board and the Narrowsburg Fire Department. In his retirement years he was an avid painter and enjoyed boating.

Survivors include his wife, Mary S. Murphy; daughters JoAnn Berger of Port Jervis, NY and Linda Shortall and husband Brian of Liberty, NY , son William G. Berger of Mt. Bethel, PA; grandchildren William Berger IV, Christopher Berger. Kimberly Berger-Schinski, Meghin Shortall, Matthew Shortall and Alain Berger; great grandson Benjamin Schinski; several nieces and nephews; and many dear friends.

William is predeceased by his first wife, Margaret Weber Berger; and his brother Jacob Berger.

Services will be at the convenience of the family. Burial will take place in Beaver Brook Cemetery, Narrowsburg, NY.

Memorial donations may be made to the Narrowsburg Fire Department, PO Box 184, Narrowsburg, NY 12764 or The Tusten Historical Society, PO Box 18, Narrowsburg, NY 12764.


Eva Helen Boyle of Hortonville, NY, a retired postmaster for the Hortonville Post Office, died on Monday, April 6, 2009.

The daughter of the late Hugo and Helen Raeder Mantwill, she was born October 7, 1924 in East Prussia, Germany.

On March 25, 1952, she was married to Peter E. Boyle. Mr. Boyle died in 1990.

Eva was a former member of the Town of Delaware Town Board, the treasurer for the IOU Thrift Store and trustee for the Delaware Free Library. She was a member of Holy Cross Church, where she served on the cemetery committee, parish council, and the church social committee. She volunteered at WJFF Radio and The Delaware Valley Arts Alliance; and was a member of the Delaware Democratic Executive Committee.

A family statement reads: “Eva lived life to the fullest and will be dearly missed by her family and friends.”

Eva is survived by her son, Peter Boyle and his wife Amy Archangel of Forest Hills, NY; daughter Patricia Scott and her husband Joel Scott of Hillcrest, NY; and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral mass was celebrated Thursday, April 9 at Holy Cross Church, Callicoon, NY with Father Ignatius Smith, OFM, officiating. Burial was made in the Holy Cross Cemetery, Callicoon.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Delaware Free Library or the Upper Delaware Ambulance Corps.


Harold F. Dunn of Lakewood, PA, died at home on Tuesday, April 7, 2008. He was 91.

He was married to the late Helen Dunn, who died in 2005.

Harold was born in Dyberry Township, the son of the late Fred and Bessie Gregory Dunn. He was a dairy farmer and a cabinetmaker. Harold was a member of the Torrey United Methodist Church. He enjoyed spending time at woodworking.

He is survived by three sons, Roger Dunn and his wife Janet of Moscow, PA, Raymond Dunn and his wife Rose of St. Louis, MO and Jerry Dunn and his wife Nancy of Nescopeck, PA; two daughters, Joyce Sampson and her husband Wendell of Lakewood and Linda Day of Hawley, PA; two sisters, Aberta Swendsen of Milanville, PA and Lois Keesler of Abrahamsville, PA; five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Violet Budd, Edna Wood, Evelyn Dunn; and two brothers, Kenneth Dunn and Arnold Dunn.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, April 9, 2009 in the Arthur A. Bryant Funeral Home, Honesdale, PA with the Rev. Edward Erb officiating. Burial was made in the Glen Dyberry Cemetery, Honesdale.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Wayne Memorial Hospice, 601 Park Street, Honesdale, Pa 18431.


Elsie E. Pautsch of Glen Spey, NY passed away Thursday, April 9, 2009 at St. Joseph’s Place with her family by her side. She was 103.

She was born July 29, 1905 in Germany, the daughter of the late Heinrich and Anna Benedict Kolonko. She was married to the late Walter Pautsch who passed away in 1944. She came to the United States in 1953.

She was a member of the Lumberland Senior Citizens Club.

Survivors are daughters Herta Hirniak of Kerhonkson, NY and Renate Haduniak of Glen Spey; grandchildren Tania Cymbal of Kerhonkson, Roman Haduniak of Lancaster, PA, George Hirniak of Franklin, NJ, Ulana Semenuik of Glen Spey, Larysa Kinder of Cottekill, NY; and 17 great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by a daughter, Edith Nebel in Germany.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 14, with a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Anthony’s Church, Yulan, NY, with the Rev. Anthony Moore officiating.

Burial was made at Glen Spey Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Humane Society Of Port Jervis/Deerpark, Inc., 202 Route 209, Port Jervis, NY. 12771 or St. Joseph’s Place, 160 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY 12771.


Penny Johanna Rivenburg of Honesdale, PA, died Monday, April 6, 2009 at home. She was 43.

She was married to David Rivenburg.

Penny was born in Honesdale, the daughter of Fred and Inge Nordenhold of Beach Lake, PA. She graduated from Honesdale High School Class of 1984. Before her disability she worked for Rusty Palmer. Penny was a member of the Bethany United Methodist Church. She enjoyed jewelry making and all crafts. Penny was very involved with Amazing Tails and was in the process of raising two puppies to be used as service dogs. She was a loving and thoughtful wife, daughter, mother, sister and friend.

She is survived by a son, Dustin Rivenburg at home; a daughter, Kassandra Rivenburg at home; sisters Cindy Nordenhold of Deerfield Beach, Fl and Kim Kabonick and husband Michael of Damascus, PA; brothers David Nordenhold and wife Sue of Narrowsburg, Roy Nordenhold and wife Cindy of Tyler Hill and Mark Nordenhold of Beach Lake; an uncle and aunt, Ralph & Sandy Nordenhold of Virginia; nephews and nieces Matt and Bill Nordenhold, Kelly, Lindsay, and Kiersten Nordenhold, Anissa, Jonathon, and Jacob Kabonick, Alan, Katie and Maureen French; parents-in-law George and Alice Rivenburg; sisters-in-law Mary Kipp and her husband Larry of Hawley and Donna Smith of Tunkhannock.

She was preceded in death by grandparents John and Frieda Nordenhold and Carl and Martha Nordenhold; and sister-in-law Betty Sweeney.

Funeral services were held Friday, April 10, 2009 in the Arthur A. Bryant Funeral Home, Honesdale with the Rev. Val Rommel of the Bethany United Church officiating.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Lupus Foundation of PA, Pocono/Northeast Branch, 615 Jefferson Ave., Scranton, PA 18514 or Amazing Tails, 651 Scroggy Road, Oxford, PA 19363.


George J. “Georgie” “Pop” Sauschuck Jr. of Shohola, PA, passed away on Sunday, April 12, 2009 at the Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY. He was 73.

He was born December 17, 1935 in Port Jervis, NY, the son of the late George J. Sauschuck, Sr. and Catherine Melnyk Sauschuck.

George was a retired brakeman and conductor for The Erie Railroad in Port Jervis, NY. He was a member of St. Mary’s R.C. Church, Port Jervis, and the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainman and a committee member for the Class of 1954. A family statement reads: “Georgie was a good son, father, grandfather, brother and friend to many. You will always be Elaine’s Georgie. We love you and will miss you.”

He is survived by his long-time companion Marty McDowell at home; sons George Sauschuck and fiancée Patty Mantz of Port Jervis, Jeffrey Sauschuck of Port Jervis, Michael Sauschuck and wife Marina of Sparrowbush, NY and Randy Sauschuck and wife Barbara of Sparrowbush, NY; extended family Frank Reome and wife Karen, Bob Wharton and wife Debbie, Mark Wharton and wife Lorie and Steven Wharton and wife Connie; sister Elaine Decker and husband, James of Greenville, NY; 17 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by his son, Scott Sauschuck; brothers Jimmy and Jerry Sauschuck; and granddaughter Melissa.

Friends may call Thursday, April 16, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Ave., NY, NY.