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BERYLE B. HERMAN

Beryle B. Herman, Jr., 64, of Matamoras, PA died on Saturday, May 9, 2009, at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. He was 64.

The son of Beryle B. Sr. and Roberta (Gourley) Herman, he was born in Newton, NJ on April 9, 1945. His wife, Vickie S. George predeceased him in 2006.

He was a self-employed mechanic and truck driver.

Survivors include his father of Montague, NJ; two sons, Beryle Herman of Circleville, NY and Michael Herman of Matamoras; two daughters, Michele Wojtunic of Blooming Grove, NY and Rebecca Herman of Matamoras; one brother, Franklin Herman of Montague; two sisters, Sherry Barnes of Barryville, NY and Roberta Kolberg of Georgia; three grandchildren, Olivia, Rylee and Kristopher.

In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by four siblings, Keith, Larry, Betty and Jean.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, May 14, at the Stroyan Funeral Home. Burial was to take place in the Minisink Reformed Church Cemetery, Montague.

Memorial donations may be made to the Westfall Township Volunteer Ambulance, PO Box 154, Matamoras, PA 18336.


KENNETH C. HUBERT

Kenneth C. Hubert of Jeffersonville, NY and Sykesville, MD, a retired custodian at the Jeffersonville-Youngsville Central School in Jeffersonville, died May 23, 2009 at Future Care at Cherrywood in Reisertown, MD. He was 92.

The son of August and Adaline Menkin Hubert, he was born November 16, 1916 in Jeffersonville. He was married to the late Florence Allgeier Hubert.

He was a member of the Jeffersonville Lutheran Church, and veteran of WWII, serving in the U.S. Army.

He is survived by a daughter, Maureen Steine and husband Henry of Huntersville, NC; a son, Timothy Hubert and wife Karen of Sykesville, MD; a daughter-in-law, Janet Hubert of Jeffersonville; grandchildren Joshua and Norma Hubert, and Jody and Heidi Hubert of Bremen, IN, Jeffrey Hill and Jeremy Hubert of Jeffersonville, Melissa and Bill Baker and Matthew and Tammy Steine of Charlotte, NC, and John and Heather Bruning and Jerry and Kim Bruning of Baltimore, MD; one sister, Louise Krantz and husband Clifford of Jeffersonville; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife, Florence, and a son, Fred Hubert.

Funeral services were held Thursday, May 28, 2009 at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville.

Burial was made in the Calvary Cemetery in Youngsville, NY.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.


EVELYN F. PORTER

Evelyn F. Porter of Grahamsville, NY died on May 28, 2009 . She was 84.

Born in September, 1925 in Pittsburgh, PA, she was the daughter of Ralph and Alta Fargotstein.

She was mother of Gary and Steven from her first marriage to Marvin Frankel. Later, she married David Dixon Porter, an electrical engineer at Riverside Research Institute in NYC and a veteran of the Marine Corps in World War II.

She graduated from Carnegie Institute of Technology in Painting and Design and the University of Pittsburgh in Art Education. Her career began as department store display artist and has ranged through fashion illustration, free-lance art, directing arts and crafts programs, teaching at grade school, high school and college levels and conducting adult art education programs.

Porter’s work has been widely exhibited in solo, juried and invitational juried shows and has received numerous awards throughout the United States, Canada, Australia and Venezuela, including the Westinghouse Purchase Award at the Three Rivers Arts Festival in Pittsburgh and awards from the Catskill Arts Society. Recent shows included the Catskill Art Society and the Stone House Gallery in Hasbrouck, NY.

She is survived by her son Steven Porter of Grahamsville, NY and many beloved family members and friends.

A memorial to celebrate her life will be held in the near future.

No immediate funeral services are being held.

Donations may be sent, in memory of Evelyn and David Porter, to: Daniel Pierce Library, 328 Main St., Box 268, Grahamsville, NY 12740, 845/985-7233.


HOWARD G. RUTZ

Howard G. Rutz of Richboro, PA died suddenly on Tuesday, May 19, 2009. He was 48.

Born in Callicoon, NY, he was the husband of Lynn E. (Matthews) Rutz and the son of Jeanne (Slater) Rutz.

Howard was widely respected in his work as vice president of research and development at Hoeganaes Corp. in Cinnaminson, NJ, an international powder metal company.

Howard graduated from Narrowsburg Central School in 1978; earned his undergraduate degree from Lafayette College and his master’s degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York. Upon graduation from college he was first employed by Jones and Laughlin, Pittsburg, PA in research and later by Pfizer’s metals division in Connecticut.

In addition to his wife and mother, Howard is survived by a daughter, Jennifer, and a son, Erik, both at home; sisters Bonnie Hoeft and husband Alan, of Poughkeepsie, NY and Carol Roman and husband Victor of Verbank, NY; in-laws Donald and Elaine Matthews of Doylestown, PA, brother-in-law Craig Matthews and wife Martha of Tinton Falls, NJ; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Doylestown, Friday, May 22. Interment was held privately.