John "Eddie" Talmadge

Mr. John “Eddie” Talmadge of Monticello, NY and a long time resident of the area died Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at home with his family by his side.  He was 64.

He was born July 21, 1955 in Rome, NY the son of the late Benjamin Charles Talmadge and the late Philamenia Irene Morgan Talmadge.

Eddie married his husband and life partner of 27 ½ years Neil P. Foley in October of 2011.

In the past he worked at A&W in Port Jervis before starting his own landscaping business.

Eddie was a member of the Chester and Poughkeepsie Gay & Lesbian Support Groups.

A family statement read:  Eddie was a loving husband, brother, uncle and friend.  He took great pride in his

craft of landscaping, creating works of beauty with his own two hands.

Surviving are:

His loving husband and life partner Neil P. Foley

7 brothers:       David Talmadge and his wife, Marie

                         Benjamin Talmadge 

                         Richard Talmadge and his wife, Mary

                         Roland Talmadge and his wife, Veronica

                         George Talmadge and his wife, Karyn

                         Lee Talmadge and his husband, Joe

                         Victor "Bucky" Talmadge and his wife, Barbara

3 sisters:          Shirley Ruzanski

                         Rose Brenner and her husband, Ken

                         Linda Gerwer and her husband, David

Sister-in-law:   Debra Foley

Also many nieces and nephews

He was predeceased by 4 sisters Philamenia Howey, Delores Conklin, Marie Eck and Nettie Talmadge.

Friends and family may visit at Gray-Parker Funeral Home, Inc., 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY on Saturday, September 7, 2019 from 1:00pm – 3:00pm followed by a funeral service at 3:00pm with Rev. Chris Boyd officiating.

Cremation will be at MacLennan Hall Crematorium, Milford, PA.

Memorial contributions to American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718

Funeral arrangements are by the GRAY-PARKER FUNERAL HOME, 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY 12771. 845.856.5191 For additional information, directions, or to send a condolence note to the family, please visit