Rotha Pedlock of Port Jervis, N.Y., dies at age 91


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Rotha Pedlock of Port Jervis, N.Y., entered into eternal rest on Saturday, March 9, 2019, in Milford, Pa. She was 91.

Daughter of Alvord Phillips, Sr. and Olive Mason Phillips, she was born on July 30, 1927, in Port Jervis, N.Y.

She married Joseph J. Pedlock on Nov. 23, 1947. He pre-deceased her in 2002.

Rotha retired from the cafeteria department of the Port Jervis School District in 1991.

She is survived by her loving daughter, Sue DiGiantommaso of Port Jervis; her twin brother, Richard Phillips; sister, Carol Tufano of Matamoras, Pa.; her beloved grandchildren, Gina Lamoreaux, Tony DiGiantommaso and his wife, Nancy, John DiGiantommaso and his wife, Missy, and their father, John DiGiantommaso, Adam Hallock, Joanna Everett, and Sarah Rauch and their father, James Hallock; her great-grandchildren, Monica, Austin, Sophia, Justin, Gianna, Gemma, Jenna, Paige, Robby, Ty, Caleb, Anna, and Sarah; her sisters-in-law, Helene Phillips of Port Jervis and Renee Pedlock of Matamoras; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Rotha was pre-deceased by her daughter Olivia Hallock, her sister Madge Benjamin; and her brother Alvord Phillips Jr.

A family statement read, "Rotha was loving and caring to her family, she cherished each and everyone of them. She was known to many as the 'sweet lady.' She will be greatly missed.”

The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Bon Secour Hospital and Milford Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.

Visitation was held March 14 at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Port Jervis. Funeral services followed at the funeral home, with the Rev. Nancy Vonderhorst officiating. Interment took place at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Port Jervis.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Tribute Program, P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 42, Memphis, TN. 38101-9908; or the Humane Society of Port Jervis/Deerpark, 202 US-209, Port Jervis, NY 12771.



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