Stephen W. Marks
Owner, MS Marks Trucking, 66
Stephen W. Marks, 66, of Virginia Beach, VA, passed away unexpectedly on February 27, 2009 at the Sentara Virginia Beach Medical Center, after complications from spinal surgery. A native of Roscoe, NY, he was born in Brooklyn, NY on July 17, 1942, the son of the late Martin S. and Eleanor Stern Marks.
The owner and operator of the M. S. Marks Trucking Companies in New Jersey and in California for many years, Steve was also retired from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, where he was a member of the mounted police patrol where he trained many of the police horses. During these years, he was the recipient of a Valor Award for saving a woman’s life.
A graduate of the General Motors Training Center in Union, NJ and Flight School in Teterboro, NJ, he also attended City College of New York and graduated from the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Academy in Whittier, CA.
A lifelong Mason, Steve was a member of the Blue Knights Virginia V, the Virginia Beach Fraternal Order of Police #8, and a member of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association. He regularly attended Springbranch Community Church in Virginia Beach. A licensed pilot since the age of 16, Steve flew for the Civil Air Patrol for many years. He eventually obtained his Commercial License. He owned and operated the Teterboro Aero Charter Services. During his later years in California, Steve owned and operated a motorcycle escort service, mostly for funeral processions and enjoyed working traffic control for the many movie studios in southern California.
He is survived by the love of his life, Patricia Hendrix, at home, three daughters; Merrily Lynch & husband Phillip of Cochecton, NY, Amy Marks of Newark, DE, Michelle Griffith and husband John of Cochranville, PA, two sisters; Re Marks of Springfield, NJ and Julie Allen & husband Don of Roscoe, NY., grandchildren; JD Griffith, Kira Griffith, Stephanie Lynch and Thomas Lynch, nieces and nephews; Jillian Marks, Laurie Allen-Kuehn & husband Perry, Michael Allen & wife Kori, great nieces and nephew; Elizabeth Kuehn, Taylor Allen & Caden Allen. Survivors also include his extended family, Chris Hendrix, his wife Lori and their three children, Coral, Merrick & Kia of Virginia Beach, VA and Sonny Hendrix, his wife Julee and their four children, Royal, Gracee, Reed & Jack of Vero Beach, Florida, and many wonderful long-time friends. He will also be missed by his two favorite Retrievers, Callie and Rusty and two cats Harley and Mr. Monte.
A 6 p.m. viewing, followed by a 7 pm memorial service will be held at Altmeyer Funeral Home at 5792 Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach, VA on Wednesday, March 4, 2009. Pastor Rick Eschenburg will officiate.
Visitation will be held Saturday, March 7, 2009, from 1- 2 p.m. in the Harris Funeral Home, Railroad Avenue, Roscoe, NY.
Funeral Services will be Saturday, March 7th at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Dr. Richard Dunn will officiate.
Burial will be in the Beaverkill Cemetery, Beaverkill, NY.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Harris Funeral Home Railroad Avenue, Roscoe NY. www.Harris-FH.com or 607-498-4929 or 845-439-5200.
Stanley A. Porter Sr.
Cochecton Mills employee, 67
Stanley Albert Porter Sr. of Hankins, NY, died Thursday, February 26, 2009 at Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris, NY. He was 67.
The son of the late Faye and Shirley Jensen Porter, he was born June 27, 1941 in Downsville, NY.
Mr. Porter was a faithful employee of Cochecton Mills for 29 years, as a truck driver. He was a longtime member of the Fremont Center Fire Department.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Johnson Porter, at home; one son, Stanley A. Porter Jr. of Hankins, NY; one brother, Francis Porter and his wife Cheryl of Long Eddy, NY; two sisters, Evelyn Zeiningers and her husband Richard of Bradenton, Fla., and Ethel Harrington and her husband Jesse of Swan Lake, NY; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a daughter, Suzanne Porter; a sister, Peggy Porter; and by four brothers, Charles, Edward, Eugene and Peter Porter.
There will be no visitation.
Funeral services will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hankins-Fremont Fire Department, PO Box 164, Hankins, NY 12741 or to the American Cancer Society, 169 Green St., Kingston, NY 12401.
Arrangements are by Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home, Inc. of Callicoon.
On Friday, February 27, 2009, Vincenza “Vinnie” McArdle entered into eternal rest after a year-long battle with cancer. She passed peacefully, in her home, surrounded by her family.
Vinnie was born and raised in Bronx, NY, and then moved to Callicoon, NY in 1986.
She is survived by her devoted husband of 42 years, John McArdle; two loving children, John McArdle of Brooklyn, NY, and Jennifer Van Allen of Callicoon, NY; and an adoring granddaughter, Samantha Van Allen, also of Callicoon; her sister and brother-in-law, Nicoletta and James Romano, and their three sons, Craig, Mark, and Derek.
Vinnie was a dedicated homemaker, Mother and Grandmother. She enjoyed volunteering in her community in various capacities. She loved children, and volunteered at her children’s schools in the Bronx, helping to promote and improve literacy. She volunteered for the Interfaith Outreach effort and was well-known throughout her community.
She was predeceased by her parents, Guy and Mary Sceilzo, and two brothers, Michael and Guy Jr., all of New York.
She will be cremated. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 7, 2009 at noon at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Callicoon, NY. Father Ignatius will offer prayer at the funeral home at 1 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties, Newburgh, NY 12550 or the Interfaith Outreach (IOU) program, Callicoon.