Robert J. Tschudy of Matamoras, Pa., dies at age 82

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Robert J. Tschudy of Matamoras, Pa., passed away on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, In Port Jervis, N.Y. He was 82.

Son of Robert H. and Emily Reitz Tschudy, he was born on May 21, 1936, in Port Jervis.

He was a graduate of the Matamoras High School, class of 1954.

Bob retired from the Grand Union Food Stores in Port Jervis and Milford, Pa.,m after many years of dedicated service.

He married Shirley Eccleston on Nov. 6, 1966.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley; their adopted son, Jimmy Ellison, and his wife, Robin, of Matamoras; his brother-in-law Robert Eccleston and his wife, Patricia, of Port Jervis; his nieces Christine Bohn and Judy Stone; and his beloved cat, Ben.

Bob was a faithful member of the Drew United Methodist Church in Port Jervis and a head usher of the church. Every Saturday, together with his wife, Shirley, Bob enjoyed participating in the Helping Hands Food Pantry at the church.

He was a dedicated 56-year member of the Milford Lodge of Masons, treasurer since 1988, and past master. He was also a member of the River Valley Chapter #33, O.E.S. and past patron, a member of the Matamoras-Westfall Historical Society, and the Matamoras-Westfall Republican Club, a member of the Deerpark Seniors, the Leisure Seniors, AARP and the Golden Age Seniors.

Bob was an avid sports fan enjoying football, basketball, soccer, and especially baseball.

Visitation was held Feb. 18 at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Port Jervis. Eastern Star services and Masonic services were held Feb. 18 at the funeral home.

Funeral services were held Feb. 19 at the Drew United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Paul Zorn and the Rev. Nancy Vonderhorst officiating. Interment followed at Laurel Grove Cemetery, Port Jervis. Memorial contributions may be made to the Drew United Methodist Church (“Church Budget”), 49-51 Sussex St., Port Jervis, NY. 12771.

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