John E. Ewanciw

Mr. John E. Ewanciw a life time resident of the Town of Greenville, NY died Monday, July 10, 2017 at home on the farm.  He was 95.

He was born October 19, 1921 in the Town of Greenville, NY the son of the late Peter Ewanciw and the late Josephine E. Costic Ewanciw.

John was predeceased by his loving wife of 54 years to Arline A. Hoffritz who died on November 21, 2004.

He was the owner and operator of White Birch Acres Dairy and Beef Farm in the Town of Greenville, NY.  John was skillful with his hands also worked at the Ford Plant in Mahwah, NJ, the Minisink Valley School District in Slate Hill; Empire Tube in Huguenot, NY and as a Metal Fabricator for a Tool & Die Shop in Greenville Twp.

John was a member of the Holy Cross R. C. Church, So. Centerville; a past member of the Greenville Volunteer Fire Dept. and a 4-H leader.

A family statement read:  All who met John liked or loved him instantly.  He radiated joy.  Nobody loved life more than John did. Nobody worked harder than he did.  He instilled those values in his children and grandchildren.  Born on the family farm in Greenville, he lived the life he wanted and ended his journey there, at home.

Surviving are:

Son:                 John H. Ewanciw and his wife Sherry                                    Cincinattus, NY

Daughter:        Mary Jo Wagner and her husband Darryl                              Town of Greenville, NY

Daughter:        Elizabeth Manning and her husband David                           Goshen, NY

Daughter:        Susan Ewanciw                                                                      Bullville, NY

Daughter:        Lorraine Brink and her husband Joe                                      Town of Greenville, NY

Daughter:        Dolores Degnan and her husband Andy                                Town of Greenville, NY

14 Grandchildren: Joseph Wagner & wife Beth, John Ewanciw and wife Joanne, Sarah Magee and husband Chris, Jerez Ewanciw, Jonathan Tracy and wife Kari, Maryellen Gaylor, Joseph Brink, Matthew Brink, Abigail Brink, Nick Degnan and wife Tara, Jessica LiVigni and husband Joe, Rebecca Presto and husband Charley, Shannon Hughson and husband Jack and Nate Degnan.   

18 Great Grandchildren: Zoey, Darryl, Madelyn, Maddox, Micha, Ella, Evey, Maximus, Thomas, Lucas, Daniel, Justin, Juliana, Haven, Chase, Norah, Magdalena and Sebastian.

Sister-in-law:  Barbara Ewanciw                                                                    Town of Greenville, NY         

Also several nieces and nephews

Predeceased daughters:  Audrey & Arline Ewanciw

Predeceased by his brother Michael and Paul Ewanciw and his sisters Tillie Swanerbury and Helen Ewanciw.

Visitation at Gray-Parker Funeral Home, Inc. 100 East Main Street Port Jervis on Friday, July 14, 2017 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm & 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm.

A blessing service will be held Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 10:00 AM in Gray-Parker Funeral Home, Inc., 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY with Rev. Michael Cedro officiating.

Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery, Port Jervis, NY.

Memorial contributions may be made to: 4-H Park Project, C/O Cornell Cooperative Extension, 18 Seward Ave., Middletown, NY 10940 or Humane Society of Port Jervis Deerpark, 202 Route 209, Port Jervis, NY  12771

Funeral arrangements are by the GRAY-PARKER FUNERAL HOME, 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY 12771 845.856.5191