During my years at both the Port Jervis Middle School and High School Phil Chase helped mold me into a student and an athlete. Phil coached me in modified football and later in varsity baseball. Not only did Phil teach me the basics of each sport, but he taught me how to behave and he pointed me down the right path toward maturity.. Years later, I returned to teach and coach in Port. While teaching in past years in Philadelphia, I needed some basics in wrestling. Phil helped me! Now back home , I was asked to coach wrestling. Phil was there again! I even had the opportunity to coach two of his boys.
I will always remember Phil and his total sacrifices toward his students. Phil's father taught my Dad and I guess Phil gained some insight from his Dad. My wife Anne and I would like to express our deepest sympathy to your family for your loss. Our prayers are with you. We moved to Tampa Florida and just heard. We wish we had the chance to pay our respects. Please tell the rest of the family our concern.
We are very sorry to hear of the passing of Mr.Chase ( Phil). Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.He has left a huge imprint on everyone who had the privilege to meet him and spend time with him.He lived his life care-free and to the fullest.He was a very caring and inspiring individual. Mr.Chase ( Phil) will be sadly missed,yet please know he brought a smile to all of our faces.We have cherished memories of times spent with him during family get-togethers,while in school and at athletic events. We will never forget you. Our heartfelt sympathy to the Chase Family.
The Lane Family- Sparrowbush,N.Y.
Dear Carol and family,
I am sorry for your loss. Your father was a wonderful teacher, community leader and friend. I had him in school as my
Chemistry teacher and that led to him hiring me as a babysitter for you and your brothers. Later in life many of his
causes bought us together and I considered him a friend also. He was always kind, caring and a fair person.
The last few times I saw your Dad were in Twin Cedars as my mother is there. He acted as though he remembered me and
was always gracious to me. I have fond memories of your Dad and much respect for him.
My condolences to the whole family.
Doug has left a ton of great memories to all of us.
How in the world could we forget such a loving soul?
My heart is shattered to see him gone.
But that is just temporary.
Sooner or later, we will see him in heaven.
That’s the sweetest hope we can bear right now.
May his soul rest in peace.
Your Friend that will never forget the times we shared together and is sorry to see you go.
I am very sorry to hear of the passing of our "Mr. Chase".
To those of us who were lucky enough to have a class with him, he will never be forgotten. My oldest brother George always spoke about him very highly and knew him for years long after graduation. But, for me, Mr. Chase played a large role in my becoming a teacher. He made class interesting and fun. Imagine that in the late 1960's!
That experience sold me, and I carried that perspective into my own career with wonderful success. I have been forever grateful.
My sincere sympathy to all family members. I hope this note brings a smile and some comfort to everyone.
Catherine E. Hamilton (class of 1970)
Retired from The Warwick Valley Central School District
May the Lord keep and bless Phil Chase, a friend, mentor, and wonderful advocate for our waters. Phil was the quintessential example of someone who could be a fierce advocate for our cause without ever being disagreeable. He was always informed, affable, expert and kind. There is no other like him, Oh, how he will be missed. Andy Boyar
To the family of Jean Orlando:
Dear Gary and family, Our hearts, thoughts and prayers go with you at this very difficult time. Please find comfort knowing how good you were to your Aunt Jean. She loved and appreciated you so much. Jean and Fred were a very important part of the first 14 years of my life, next door neighbors on Reservoir Ave., and like second parents to me and very dear friends of my parents and I. I have wonderful remembrances and stories to share of my life with them, and the memories will never fade. God Bless Jean and all of you.
John & Betsy Mills DelSanto
OUR CONDOLENCES, PRAYERS AND HEARTS GO OUT TO MY OLD FRIEND IONE'S FAMILY AND FRIENDS. WE'RE SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. WE GREW UP TOGETHER ON RIDGEBURY RD. AND RODE THE BUS TO SCHOOL AT MINISINK AND HAD GREAT CONVERSATIONS EVERYDAY ON THE FRONT SEAT OF BUS # 15. WHENEVER WE MET HER AND KENNY (AFTER WE GRADUATED) WE WOULD HAVE SUCH GREAT CONVERSATIONS TOGETHER. SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. SHE WILL BE MISSED BY THE CLASS OF 1968.
JEANNIE (VAN BENSCHOTEN) & JOHN NORMOYLE
Anne and I would like to send condolences to all the family. It is so sad! Our prayers are with your family and I am sure God will accept Justin into heaven. We are so sorry for your loss. Brian and Anne Seeber.
I never was fortunate enough to be close friends with Justin but from meeting him at School of Infantry, seeing him occasionally throughout our service with 3/2, and the short time he was with my platoon before he got out it was easy to see why everyone wanted to be his friend. He was somehow so intimidating and yet so friendly. I am honored and proud to have served with such a great man. I have no doubt he and his fellow snipers saved countless marine lives during our deployment. I wish I could have made the trip to Port Jervis to show my respects and say goodbye. I will never forget you Justin and will keep you, your family, and loved ones in my prayers.
Semper Fidelis and Unus Supra
Dear Laurie and the entire Felter family,
Jerry and I were shocked to hear about Ed's passing. We will always remember his smiling face. We are so sorry for what you are going through.
Jerry and Laurie Kurz
FRANK, I READ TODAY IN THE TH RECORD OF THE PASSING OF YOUR BROTHER ED. PLEASE ACCEPT MY SINCERE CONDOLENCES FOR YOUR LOSS. I HOPE THAT AT THE NEXT FIREMANS PARADE IN PORT JERVIS I WILL BE ABLE TO APOLOGIZE IN PERSON FOR NOT BEING ABLE TO ATTEND HIS FUNERAL. MY EMAIL IS TBEIRNE44@YAHOO.COM PHONE IS 845 625 7202. SINCERELY TOM BEIRNE
To the Felter family,,
I want to start by saying how sorry I am for your loss.
Ed hired me at A&P in Milton in 1991, I worked with him for many years there, weren't thru snow storms ( he ever missed a day), break ins, power outages you name it. He was one of the best managers I've ever had. I was very happy to work with him again when he was at Haden House. I saw him when he retired.
We used to talk about his love of NASCAR, he always talked about his family.
I just want to let you know he was a great man and will be missed dearly. I can go on and on about Ed.
Again I am very sorry for your loss.
FRANK, I WANT TO EXPRESS MY CONDOLENCES ON YOUR BROTHER EDWARD’S PASSING. I SAW THE OBITUARY IN THE RECORD. PLEASE ACCEPT MY APOLOGY FOR NOT BEING ABLE TO ATTEND HIS FUNERAL, HOPEFULLY I WILL SEE YOU AT THE FIREMAN’S PARADE IN JULY. SINCERELY TOM BEIRNE
Laurie and family, I was so sorry to hear of Ed's passing. We were unable to come to the funeral home but I wanted to send my sincerest sympathies. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Vicky and Teddy. Ed was a great guy.