Edward Darch

Obituary of Edward Darch

Mr. Edward C. Darch of Pond Eddy, NY died Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at Bon Secours Community Hospital, Port Jervis.  He was 75.

He was born February 3, 1943 in Queens, NY the son of the late Richard  and the late Julia  Kistler Darch.

Ed married Kim Stephens on June 21, 1982 in Center Reach, NY.

He worked as a Self-Employed Contractor earlier in life and later in life he would cut firewood to sell.

A family statement read:  "Ed was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle.  He loved the outdoors and especially hunting and fishing.  He was proud of his children and he was a spiritual man.  He also loved the simple things in life such sitting down for a cup of coffee and a cigarette."

Surviving are:

Wife:                Kim Darch                                                                   At home                                 

Daughter:        Ann Stephens                                                             Wurtsboro, NY

Son:                 Jeffery Darch                                                              Pond Eddy, NY

Son:                 Michael Darch                                                            Pond Eddy, NY

3 Grandchildren: Jordan, Jasmine & Jayden Stephens        

5 Brothers-in-law: Walter Stephens and his wife Diane                    Ft. Lauderdale, FL

                        John Stephens and his wife Madeline                        Juniper, FL

                        Gary Stephens and his wife Carol                              Juniper, FL

                        Michael Stephens                                                       Juniper, FL

                        Joseph Stephens                                                        Juniper, FL

Also several nieces and nephews

He was predeceased by his son, Edward C. Darch, Jr., his son, Patrick Christopher Darch, his niece Deborah Lee Kelton and his sister, Priscilla Mary Kelton-White.

Friends may call at the Gray-Parker Funeral Home, Inc. 100 East Main Street Port Jervis on Friday, October 5, 2018 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Funeral services will be held at Friday, October 5th 2018 with a Blessing Service at 12:00 PM from Gray-Parker Funeral Home, Inc., 100 East Main Street, Port Jervis.

Burial will be at St. Anthony's Cemetery, Eldred, NY.

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 visit www.grayparkerfuneralhome.com