Obituaries from the Daily Mail
April  2001

Transcribed by Alan Story
Obituaries provided by Sylvia Hasenkopf


April 2, 2001 

Maria A. Casaregola
Born in Italy

CATSKILL – Maria C. Casaregola, 96, of Catskill, died Friday evening, March 30, 2001, at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.

Born Feb 22, 1905, in Isernia, Italy, she was the daughter of the late Cosmao and Michela (DiTore) Lombardozzi.

Mrs. Casaregola was a communicant at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church in Catskill. She was a member of St. Patrick’s Rosary-Altar Society and Mother’s Club.

Survivors include two sons, Erasmo Casaregola and Cosmo Casaregola, both of Catskill; a daughter, Carmela Sencabaugh of Catskill; two sisters, Julia Casaregola of Catskill and Ida Lombardozzi of Italy; a brother Gaetano Lombardozzi of Italy; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Casaregola was predeceased by her husband, Vincent J. Casaregola on Jan. 21, 1989; a son, Anthony M. Casaregola on March 24, 2001; and brother, Enrico Lombardozzi.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Traver & McCurry Funeral Home, 234 Jefferson Heights, Catskill.

Services will be conducted 9 a.m. Tuesday from the funeral home, followed by a 9:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, Bridge Street, Catskill. Pastor John J. Murphy will officiate.

Interment will follow at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Catskill.


April 2, 2001

Roy Lewis
Retired film processor

GREENVILLE – Roy Lewis, 88, of Greenville, died Saturday, March 31, 2001, at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.

Born May 1, 1912, in Brooklyn, he was the son of the late Albert Lewis and Jenny (Pendergast) Lewis.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a retired film processor for the federal government.

Survivors include two nieces, Joan Schmidt of Leeds and Carol Steffen of Port Jefferson.

Mr. Lewis was predeceased by his wife Ruth (Mahar) Lewis, two brothers John Bluxome and Albert Lewis, and sister Dorothy Stewart.

Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday from the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 Route 81, Greenville.

Calling hours will be noon to 1 p.m. prior to the service.

Interment will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Catskill.


April 3, 2001

Charles Rajsky
Retired real estate broker.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Charles Rajsky, 82, of Tuna Drive, died Sunday, March 11, 2001, at Loris Community Hospital.

He was born Nov. 21, 1918, in Long Island.

He spent most of his adult life in West Coxsackie, where he retired as a real estate broker. He and his wife retired to the Calabash area in 1983.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Katherine; two daughters, Nancy Steed of New York City and Carol Roberts of Fairport; a son, Robert Rajsky of Elmira; five grandsons, Evin Steed, Seth Steed, Harold Steed, Jairus Steed and Steven Roberts; two granddaughters, Kristen Rajsky and Karen Rajsky; and a niece, Jane Heakel of Mesa, Ariz.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

East Coast Cremation and Funeral Services of Sunset Beach, N.C. is in charge of funeral arrangements.


April 3, 2001

Charles J. Repka
Services Thursday in Greenport

CAIRO – Memorial services for Charles J. Repka of Great Barrington, Mass., will take place 7 p.m.  Thursday at the Valenti & Richards Funeral Home, 700 Town Hall Drive, Greenport. The Rev. Robert Johnson of the Trinity Methodist Church of Hudson will officiate.

Mr. Repka is a retired comptroller for the State of New York. He was born in Czechoslovakia on Nov. 14, 1905. Survivors include a son, Jack C. Repka of Chatham Center, four, grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.


April 3, 2001

Freda L. Theiss
Active in auxiliaries

GREENVILLE – Freda L. Theiss, 63, of Greenville, died Monday, April 2, 2001, at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany.

Mrs. Theiss was born in Albany on March 11, 1938, daughter of the late James A. Dutton and Marjorie E. (Flagler) Dutton.

She was a graduate of Berne Knox Central School and had been employed at Main Care Energy in Albany as a billing clerk. She was a member of the Westerlo Reformed Church, a life member of the Westerlo Volunteer Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary, a member of the Albany County Volunteer Fire Co. Auxiliary and was an associate member of the Greene County Volunteer Fire Co. Auxiliary.

Survivors include her husband, Philip Theiss; four daughters, Deborah Mackey of Westerlo, Betty Seris of Middletown, R.I.,  Phyllis Magee of Greenville and Dawn LePage of Manchester, Conn., two sisters, Marie Tucker of Loudonville and Charlene Teter of Preston Hollow; a brother, Clifton Dutton of Westerlo; and nine grandchildren.

She was predeceased by a granddaughter.

Calling hours will be 6 to 9 p.m., Wednesday at the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 Route 81, Greenville. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Interment will be later in the spring at the Brookside Cemetery, Preston Hollow.

Memorial contributions may be made in Mrs. Theiss’ name to the American Cancer Society.


April 3, 2001

Lothar E. Topper
Graveside services April 21

CAIRO - Graveside services for Lothar E. Topper, who died march 22, 2001, at Green Long Term Care in Catskill, will take place at 1 p.m., April 21, 2001, at the Cairo Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Richards Funeral Home, 383 Bross St., Cairo.


April 4, 2001

Judith K. Rivenburg
Oak Hill Resident

GREENVILLE – Judith K. Rivenburg, 53, of Oak Hill, died Tuesday, April 3, 2001, at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.

Born June 24, 1947, in Albany, she was the daughter of the late Hayward Rivenburg and Gladys (Haskins) Rivenburg.

She was a life-long member or the Durham-Oak Hill area.

Ms. Rivenburg was a member of the Susquehanna United Methodist Church.

Survivors include several cousins and a dear friend, Colleen Hulbert.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 6, at the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 Route 81, Greenville.

Services will be 4 p.m. Friday, April 6, at the funeral home.

Interment will be in the spring in the Potter Hollow Cemetery.


April 5, 2001

Teresa M. Arch
Retired licensed practical nurse

GREENVILLE – Teresa M. Arch, 66, of Cairo, died suddenly on April 3, 2001, at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident in Cairo.

She was born on April 26, 1934, daughter of the late William Kalivoda and Mary Kalivoda.

She was a retired licensed practical nurse having worked last at the Stamford Community Hospital in Stamford.

Survivors include her husband, John Arch; a daughter, Veronica Kosich of Catskill; two sons, Christopher Arch of Monroe and Kim Arch of Stamford; three grandchildren; a sister, Yolanda Cerezo of Florida; and a brother, John Kalivoda of New Jersey.

Services will be Saturday 2 p.m. from the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 Route 81, Greenville. 

Friends may call at the funeral home noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, prior to the services. Cremation will be at the Albany Rural Cemetery.


April 5, 2001

George F. Derbyshire
Retired Saugerties police officer

SAUGERTIES – George F. Derbyshire, 69, of Manorville Road, died Monday, April 2, 2001, at the Benedictine Hospital, Kingston, following a long illness.

Born Dec. 5, 1931, in Suffern, he was the son of the late George Derbyshire and Della Stuart Derbyshire.

A U.S. Army veteran, he served in the Korean War. 

An area resident for many years, he was a Village of Saugerties police officer for 24 years, retiring in 1989. He was a police officer for the Town of Saugerties Police Department.

He was a member of the Saugerties Police Benevolent Association and a member of the Saugerties Fire Department.  He was a life member of C.A. Lynch Hose Co., the Saugerties Exempts Firemen’s Association, a life member of the Saugerties Fish and Game Club, a member of the Saugerties Landowners Association and a former member of Ulster Lodge No. 193 F & AM. He was an avid hunter and a life member of the National Rifle Association.

Survivors include his wife, the former Janice Lasher; a brother, John Derbyshire of Katsbaan; a sister, Dela Lomoriello of Leeds; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services will be held 10 a.m. Thursday at the Seamon-Wilsey Funeral Home Inc., corner of John and Lafayette St. with Pastor William Sacher of the Blue Mountain Church officiating

Interment with military honors by the Saugerties American Legion Post No. 72 will be at the Mountain View Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Ulster County Hospice.


April 5, 2001

Judith K. Rivenburg
Oak Hill Resident

GREENVILLE – Judith K. Rivenburg, 53, of Oak Hill, died Tuesday, April 3, 2001, at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.

Born June 24, 1947, in Albany, she was the daughter of the late Hayward Rivenburg ad Gladys (Haskins) Rivenburg.

She was a life-long resident of the Durham-Oak Hill area.

Ms. Rivenburg was a member of the Susquehanna United Methodist Church.

Survivors include several cousins and a dear friend, Colleen Hulbert.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, April 6, at the Cunningham Funeral Home,, 4898 route 81, Greenville.

Services will be 4 p.m. Friday, April 6, at the funeral home.

Interment will be in the spring in the Potter Hollow Cemetery.


April 5, 2001

James G. Waldron
Fish and game club member

COXSACKIE – James G. Waldron, 73, of Potic Creek Road, Earlton, died Tuesday, April 3, 2001, at Albany Medical Center.

He was born in Catskill on Aug. 21, 1927, the son of the late Stanley Waldron and Alice (Burlett) Waldron.

Prior to his retirement, Mr. Waldron was employed by the Ulster House and the Athens Iron Foundry. He was a member of the Earlton Fish and Game Club, and also loved to make birdhouses.

He is survived by his wife, Lucille (Jolly) Waldron; three sons, David Waldron, Michael Waldron and Stanley Waldron; two daughters, Tina Waldron and Karen Waldron; a brother, Ralph Van Alstyne; a sister, Trudy Harrison; and several grandchildren.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by two brothers, Stanley Waldron and Eugene Van Alstyne, and a sister, Marjorie Hillcross.

Calling hours are 2 to 4 p.m. Friday at the W.C. Brady’s Sons Inc. Funeral Home, 97 Mansion St., Coxsackie. A Service will take place at 4 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Pastor Allan Conover of the First Reformed Church of West Coxsackie will officiate.

Interment will follow at a later date in the family plot of the Riverside Cemetery, Coxsackie.

Memorial Contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to the American Lung Association of the Hudson Valley, 35 Orchard St., White Plains N.Y.  10603.


April 6, 2001

Muriel E. Garrison
Catskill School District Treasurer

GREENVILLE – Muriel E. Garrison, 77, of Greenville, died Thursday, April 5, 2001, at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany.

Born Feb. 21, 1924, in Greenville, she was the daughter of the late T. Merritt Elliot and Ruth (Ingalls) Elliot.

She was employed at the Saugerties Central School as a senior account Clerk. She was the district treasurer for the Catskill Central School District from 1976 to retirement in 1985.

She married her late husband William E. Garrison on Aug. 3, 1946, and they moved to Greenville from Saugerties in 1972.

She was also a member for the Greenville-Norton Hill United Methodist Church.

Survivors include a son, William T. Garrison of Naples, Fla.; two daughters, Susan Semenchuk of Hyde Park and Janice Thorn of Rochester; 12 grandchildren; three sisters, Irene William of East Durham, Elizabeth McAneny of Norton Hill and Clarice Adamson of Conway, S.C.; three brothers, Adrian Elliott of Mechanicsville, VA., Robert Elliot of Wappingers Falls and Ronald Elliot of Charlotte, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Garrison was predeceased by a daughter, Mary Lynn Reinhard.

Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 route 81, Greenville.

Spring interment will be at the Greenville Cemetery.

Funeral services will be 12:30 p.m. Sunday at the Greenville-Norton Hill United Methodist Church in Norton Hill.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Greenville Public Library Fund or the Greenville-Norton Hill United Methodist Church Memorial Fund.


April 7, 2001

Florence ‘Chubby’ Ferber
Born in New York City

EARLTON – Florence “Chubby” Ferber, 76, died Sunday, April 1, 2001, at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.

Mrs. Ferber, was born June 24, 1924, in Jamaica, Queens, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Larson.

She was an area resident since 1983 and was very active in the Greene County Women’s League Cancer Patient Aid. She was a member of the Catskill Elks Women No. 1341, the Purling Rod and Gun Club,  the Athens Riverton Senior Citizens and the Happy Homemakers.

Survivors include her husband, Charles H. Ferber, of Earlton; and a son, Buddy Ferber, of downstate.

There are no services.

Memorial contributions in Mrs. Ferber’s memory may be made to Greene County Women’s League Cancer Patient Aid, c/o Mary Lupuli, 467 Silver Spur Road, Purling, 12470.


April 7, 2001

Robert M. Elliott
Retired from IBM

WAPPINGERS FALLS – Robert M. Elliott, 67, of Wappingers Falls and formerly of Lexington, KY., died Tuesday, April 5, 2001, at his residence.

Born May 31, 1933, in Albany, he was the son of Theodore Merritt and Ruth Edna Ingalls Elliott.

He attended schools in Greenville, and served in the U.S. Air Force between 1952 and 1956.

Mr. Elliott was the resident of Wappingers Falls since 1964 and retired as from his employment as an advisory planner at IBM Corp., East Fishkill, in 1991 after 36 years of service.

Mr. Elliott was a member of St. Mary’s Church of Wappingers Falls, and the Wappingers Council No., 1646 of the Knights of Columbus, the IBM Quarter Century club, the Board of Directors of Jade Tree Cove, Myrtle Beach, and was a Little League Baseball coach in Wappingers Falls.

Survivors include his wife, Lynn M. Thieault of Wappingers Falls; two daughters, Denise L. Elliott-Wood of Mahopac and Ruth M. Bottomley of Poughkeepsie; as son, Peter M. Elliott of Raleigh, N.C.; three sisters, Irene Williams of East-Durham; Clarice Adamson of Conway, S.C., and Betty McAneny of Norton Hill; two brothers, Adrian Elliott of Mechanicsville, Va., and Ronald Elliott of Matthews, N.C.; three grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a sister, Muriel Garrison.

Calling hours will be 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Straub Funeral Home, Inc., 55 East Main Street, Wappingers Falls.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. John’s Church, Route 81, Greenville.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Hope Lodge, Reade Place, Poughkeepsie, 12601, or the Hospice of Dutchess County, 374 Violet Ave., Poughkeepsie, 12601.


April 7, 9, 2001

Nellie E. Whitcomb
Born in Jewett

JEWETT – Nellie E. Whitcomb, 75, of Jewett, died Thursday, April 5, 2001 at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.

Born Jan. 16, 1926, in Jewett, she was the daughter of Harry Matthews and Mildred Finn Matthews.

Survivors include two sons, Gerald Whitcomb and Roger Earl Whitcomb, both of Jewett; and two daughters, Lorraine Whitcomb of Latham and Diana Schnettler of Theresa.

Calling hours will be 6 to 9 p.m., Sunday at the Decker Funeral Home, 134 Main St., Windham.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Jewett Presbyterian Church, Jewett.

Burial will follow in the Maplewood Cemetery, Jewett.


April 9, 10, 2001

Helen M. Gough
Ghent Resident

GREENPORT – Helen M. Gough, 58; of Route 66, Ghent, died suddenly, April 4, 2001, in the emergency room at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson after suffering a heart attack.

Born Dec. 13, 1943, in Patterson, she was the daughter of the late David Williams and Helen M. (Slocum) Williams.

Survivors include her husband, Harold S. Gough of Ghent; three sons, Larry Odell of Pennsylvania and Richard Rose and George Odell, both of Saugerties; four daughters, Donna Henderson of Freehold, Debra Bersch of Stottville, Sylvia Hicks of Florida and Susan LaMont of Hudson; two brothers, Earl Williams of California and James Williams of Florida; a sister, Marion Rivera of Patterson; and many grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, Mrs. Gough was predeceased by a son, Lawrence O’Dell, and a brother, Todd Williams.

Calling hours will be 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, one hours before the funeral.

Funeral services will take place 11 a.m. Thursday at the Valenti and Richards Funeral Home, 700 Town Hall Drive, Greenport. Interment will follow in the family plot of the Mt. Pleasant Reformed Cemetery, Greenport.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.


April 10, 2001 

Teresa J. Conarpe
Born in Italy

CATSKILL – Teresa J. Conarpe, 95, former long time Catskill resident, died Saturday, April 7, 2001. at the home of her daughter, Caroline Garrett, in Rotterdam.

Born April 26, 1905, in Italy, she was the daughter of the late Michael Bondy and Pauline Bondy.

Formerly of West Main Street, Catskill, Mrs. Conarpe had been a Rotterdam resident since 1992.

Survivors include a son, John Conarpe of Kiskatom; four daughters, Caroline Garrett of Totterdam, Virginia Betke of Coxsackie, and Carmel Kappes of Schenectady; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Conarpe was predeceased by her husband, Alexander Conarpe; a daughter, Marie Crandall; and two grandsons, Michael Betke and Harold Crandell Jr.

Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. at the Traver and McCurry Funeral Home, 234 Jefferson Heights, Catskill.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday from the funeral home followed by a 11:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, Bridge Street, Catskill.

Interment will follow at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Catskill.


April 11, 2001

Debra Ann Myer
Arrangements incomplete

COXSACKIE – Debra Ann Myer, 22, of Coxsackie, died suddenly at Albany Medical Center Tuesday, April 10, 2001. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and have been entrusted to the care of the Sopris Funeral Home Inc., Route 9W, Coxsackie.


April 11, 2001

John J. Shaw
Arrangements Incomplete

John Joseph Shaw, 78, of Windham died Tuesday, April 10, 2001, at his residence. Arrangements under the direction of the Aston-Basagic Funeral Home, Main Street, Hunter are incomplete.


April 12, 13, 2001

Debra Ann Myer
C-A High School graduate.

COXSACKIE – Debra Anne Myer, 22, of Mansion Street, Coxsackie, died unexpectedly Tuesday morning, April 10, 2001, after a sudden illness.

Born Aug. 8, 1978, in Catskill, she was the daughter of Richard Wescott Sr., and Lorraine Wescott of Climax, who both survive.

Ms. Myer was a graduate of Coxsackie-Athens Central High School, Class of 1996.

She was married in Brooklyn on Sept. 10, 1998, to Joseph Myer, who also survives.

In addition to her parents and husband, Ms. Myer is survived by her daughter, Alexis Marie Myer, three brothers, Richard R. Welch Jr. of Climax, Robert Welch Jr. of Climax and Christopher S. Welch Jr. of Athens; many aunts, uncles and cousins; and four nieces and nephews.

Ms. Myer was predeceased by her sister, Donna Welch.

Calling hours will be 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Sopris Funeral Home Inc., Route 9W, Coxsackie.

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Pastor Bill Hull of Grace Covenant Church will officiate.

Interment will be at the Riverside Cemetery, Coxsackie.

The family would appreciate donations in Alexis’ name be made c/o the Sopris Funeral Home Inc., P.O. Box 37, Coxsackie, N.Y.  12051.  Envelopes are also available at the funeral home.


April 12, 2001

Anthony Scandaliato
Formerly of Purling

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Anthony Scandaliato, 60, of Jacksonville, Fla., formerly of Purling, died Friday, April 6, 2001.

Survivors include his wife, Jo-Anne; a son, Charles Scandaliato; a daughter Lisa Scarpinati; and four grandchildren, Lacey and Katelyn Scandaliato and Joey and Alyssa Scarpinati.

Funeral services were held April 10. Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Fla. 32257, the American Cancer Society or the Diabetes Association.


April 12, 2001

John J. Shaw
World War II fighter pilot.

HUNTER – John J. Shaw, 78, of Windham died Tuesday, April 10, 2001, at his residence.

Born in Brooklyn on Aug 19, 1923, he was the son of John J. Shaw and Tracey Shaw.

Mr. Shaw worked in real estate for Shaw Country Realty and as a food broker in Westchester County. He was a World War II fighter pilot in the Army Air Corps.

He was predeceased by his wife, Florence D. Shaw, on July 15, 1991.

Survivors include two sons, Steven Shaw of Yardley, Pa., and Scott Shaw of Saratoga Springs; two daughters, Susan Shaw and Carol Shaw both of Windham; eight grandchildren, Steven Shaw, Scott Shaw, Veronica Shaw, John Shaw, Stephanie Shaw, Amanda Shaw, Glen Reich and Zachary Reich; and one great-grandson, Ryan.

Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Aston-Basagic Funeral Home, Main St., Hunter.

Prayers of Christian Burial will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday at St. Theresa’s Roman Catholic Church in Windham with the Rev. Donald E. Doyle officiating. Internment will follow in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the National Hemophilia Association.


April 14, 2001

Ruth Beatrice Carson
Retired telephone operator

CATSKILL – Ruth Beatrice Carson, 90, died Friday, April 13, 2001 at Eden Park Nursing Home where she had been a resident since March 9, 2001.

Born July 20, 1910, in Catskill, she was the daughter of the later Herbert Decker and Bessie Hitchcock Decker.

She worked for New York Telephone as an operator for 43 years.

She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers, Gloria Dei Episcopal Church and had been an avid golfer.

Survivors include a sister, Mildred Manning; three nieces, Joy Lounsbury, Nancy Ferretti and Roxanne Miller, two nephews, Edward Moore and Mark Moore; and many great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, Steve Carson, in 1960; and sisters, Anna Velie and Ida Moore.

Calling hours are 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home, 139 Jefferson Heights in Catskill.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Gloria Dei Episcopal Church in Palenville. The Rev. John e. Miller, rector, will officiate.

Burial will be in the Town of Catskill Cemetery in Catskill.


April 14, 2001

Martyna Jones
Former Coxsackie resident

BEDFORD, Tex., - Martyna Jones, 87, a former resident of Coxsackie, died Monday, April 9, 2001, in Bedford, Tex.

Mrs. Jones was born May 21, 1913, in Hannibal, Mo.

She graduated from Moberly High School in 1931 and Moberly Junior College in 1933.  She lived in Dallas, Texas during World War II where she met her husband. Arthur H. Jones. They married in 1946 and moved to New York State.

Mrs. Jones lived in Coxsackie for 30 years and worked as a legal secretary at Henke/Warren. After retirement, she moved to Albuquerque, N.M., where she lived with her husband until his death in 1991. Subsequently she moved to Trinity Terrace in Fort Worth and then to Bedford, Tex., for her final years.

She was a lifelong devoted Catholic and served her several parishes diligently as a member of the Altar Society and Rosary Society in Coxsackie, delivering communion to shut-ins in Albuquerque, N.M., and establishing the Monday Morning Communion Service at Trinity Terrace.

She was an active PTA member, Cub Scout Den Mother and the source of Kool-Aid and Popsicles for the entire neighborhood.

Survivors include her sons, Richard A. Jones of Roselle, N.J., and Michael S. Jones of Bedford, Texas; three grandchildren, Christiana, Danielle and Steven Jones, all of Bedford, Texas;  a brother J. Victor Spalding of Tulsa, Okal.; and several nieces and nephews.

The Rite of Christian Burial will be performed by the Church of St. Mary at Calvary Cemetery Chapel today in Tulsa, Okla.

Memorial contributions may be made to Association of Marian Helpers, Stockbridge, Mass., 01263; St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Coxsackie, 12051; Our Lady of the Annunciation Church, 2621 Vermont NE, Albuquerque, N.M., 87112; and the Salvation Army.


April 14, 2001

Louis Everett Jeune Sr.
Former Catskill town clerk

CATSKILL – Louis Everett Jeune Sr., 75, of Tempe, Ariz., died Tuesday, April 10, 2001.

Born in Catskill, he was the son of Norman Jeune and Martha Jeune.

He graduated from Catskill High School in 1944, was a member of the Catskill Methodist Church, and a 50 year Mason with the Catskill Lodge.

He was Catskill’s town clerk in the 1960s.

Mr. Jeune was also a police officer and New York State trooper.

He moved to Arizona in 1969 where he loved the desert and Arizona heat.

Mr. Jeune graduated from Mesa Community College with honors in 1973.

He was employed at Motorola Inc., as a security manager before he retired after 19 years of service.

Survivors include his wife, Rhoda Jeune; two sons, Louis Jeune Jr., and Leslie Jeune, four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be Saturday at Newcomer’s Funeral Home in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.


April 16, 2001

Evelyn L. Bentley
Dental hygienist

CATSKILL – Evelyn Lawyer Bentley, 84, of 49 Wildwing Park, Catskill, died Friday, April 13, at Columbia-Greene Long Term Care in Catskill.

Born July 8, 1916, in East Durham, she was the daughter of the late Harvey Lawyer and Blanche (Tubbs) Lawyer.

Mrs. Bentley was a dental Hygienist for the Windham-Ashland-Jewett and Cairo-Durham school districts prior to her retirement.

She attended the First Reformed Church in Catskill and was a member of the New York State Teachers Association.

Survivors include her husband John Bentley of Catskill; two stepsons, John E. Bentley of St. Joseph, Mich. and Raymond M. Bentley Sr., of Claverack; a sister, Helen Mack of East Durham; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Bentley was predeceased by two brothers, Raymond Lawyer and Stanley Lawyer.

Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Traver and McCurry Funeral Home, 234 Jefferson Heights, Catskill.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Pastor John Bowen of the First Reformed Church of Catskill will officiate.

Interment will be at the Windham Village Cemetery in Windham.


April 16, 2001

Michael Clark
Arrangements Incomplete

ATHENS – Michael Clark, 19, of Athens, died suddenly, Sunday, April 15, 2001, at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.

Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Richards Funeral Home, 26 North Vernon St., are to be announced.


April 16, 2001

Barbara A. Davis
Arrangements incomplete

ACRA – Barbara A. Davis, 71, of Acra, died suddenly, Saturday, April 14, 2001, in the emergency room at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.

Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Richards Funeral Home, 383 Bross St., Cairo are to be announced.


April 16, 2001

FERBER

Florence “Chubby” Ferber, 76, died Sunday, April 1, 2001 at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson. Mrs. Ferber was born June 24, 1924, in Jamaica, Queens, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Larson. She was an area resident since 1983 and was very active in the Greene County Women’s League Cancer Patient Aid. She was a member of the Catskill Elks Women No. 1341, the Purling Rod and Gun Club, and the Athens Rivertown Senior Citizens and the Happy Homemakers. She was the beloved wife of Charles, cherished mother of Carol and Buddy, daughter in law, Lynn, son-in-law, Neil, adored grandmother of Stacey, Anthony, Craig and Carrie. Devoted Great-grandmother to Alex, Jake, Luke. Dear Sister of Ruth Finklestien. Mom, You will live in our hearts forever. Arrangements under the direction of Richards Funeral Home, 383 Bross St., Cairo. There are no services, Memorial contributions in Mrs. Ferber’s memory may be made to Greene County Women’s League Cancer Patient Aid. c/o Mary Lupuli, 467 Silver Spur Road, Purling, 12470.


April 17, 2001

Michael J. Clark
C-A graduate, class of 1999

ATHENS – Michael J. Clark, 19, of 49 Third St., Athens, died suddenly Sunday, April 15, 2001 in the emergency room at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.

Born July 9, 1981, in Albany, he was the son of Robert J. Clark and Marjorie B. (Casey) Clark of Athens.

Mr. Clark was a graduate of Coxsackie-Athens High School, Class of 1999. He attended Hudson Valley Community College where he was studying mortuary science.

He was a communicant of St. Patrick’s Church of Athens.

Mr. Clark loved music and was a guitar player for the Sprawl Band.

Besides his parents, survivors include a brother, R.J. Clark, and sister Casey Clark, both of Athens’ maternal grandparents, Dorothy and John Casey of Saugerties; paternal grandparents, Marie and Eugene Clark of Catskill; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Calling hours will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Richards Funeral Home, 26 North Vernon St., Athens.

Mass of Christian Burial will take place 9 a.m. Thursday at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, Athens.

Interment will follow in the family plot of the New Athens Rural Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Coxsackie- Athens Music Scholarship Fund, c/o Leslie Copleston, 24 Sunset Blvd., Coxsackie, N.Y.  12051.


April 17, 2001

Fridrich J. Kollmann
Owner of Maple Tree Farm

WEST COXSACKIE – Fridrich J. Kollmann, 63, of Maple Tree Farm, 392 River Road, died Saturday, April 14, 2001, at St. Peter’s Hospice, Albany, following a long illness.

Born Oct. 29, 1937, in New York City, he was the son of the late Hubert George and Frieda (Lindhorst) Kollmann.

Mr. Kollmann joined the Merchant Marines in New York City, following which he worked for Mobil Oil Co. on their tankers for many years.

He then spent four years in the Air Force at Dow Air Force Base, where he received the medal for good conduct. He joined the Bell Telephone Co. in New York City, as a systems technician in 1961, and was there for 30 years prior to his retirement from corporate headquarters of AT&T.

Mr. Kollmann was active with his wife as hot-family participant for the Fresh Air Fund. He was a member of the Awenke Yacht Club and enjoyed boating, fishing, and the horses and dogs he kept on his farm, which he spent years renovating for himself and his wife.

Survivors include his wife of 24 years, Bonnie-Lynn Sherin Kollmann, his brother, Herbert Kollmann of Westchester, and his cousin, Herman Kueng of Florida.

Mr Kollmann was predeceased by his son, Jason O. Kollmann, who died Feb. 1, 1995.

Calling hours were 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the W.C. Brady’s Funeral Home, 97 Mansion St., Coxsackie.

The funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church, Coxsackie. The Rev. Peggy Fabrizio will officiate.

Interment will follow in the family plot of the Riverside Cemetery in Coxsackie.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Hospice, sponsored by Mercy Care, The Inn, St. Peter’s Hospice, 5 Gabrilove 315 manning Blvd., Albany, N.Y. 12208.


April 17, 2001

Death Notice
CLARK

Michael J. Clark, 19, of 49 Third St., Athens, died suddenly at Columbia Memorial Hospital Emergency Room on Sunday April 15, 2001. Michael was born in Albany, N.Y., July 9, 1981 and was the son of Robert J. Clark and Marjorie B. (Casey) Clark of Athens. Mass of Christian Burial will take place Thursday, 9 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, Athens. Interment will follow in the family plot of the New Athens Rural Cemetery.

Michael was a graduate of Coxsackie-Athens High School, Class of 1999. He also attended Hudson Valley Community College, studying mortuary science and was also a communicant of St. Patrick’s Church in Athens. He was also loved music and was a guitar player for the Sprawl Band. Michael was also devoted to his family and two dogs Ashley and Teggi. Besides his parents, he is survived by a brother, R.J. Clark and sister, Casey Clark both of Athens, also his maternal grandparents, Dorothy and John Casey of Saugerties; his paternal grandparents Marie and Eugene Clark of Catskill; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Richards Funeral Home, 26 North Vernon St., Athens, Wednesday, 6 to 9 p.m.  In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Coxsackie-Athens Music Scholarship Fund. c/o Leslie Copleston, 24 Sunset Blvd., Coxsackie, N.Y. 12051.


April 17, 2001

Death Notice
DAVIS

Barbara Davis (formerly Antonelli, Worthington) March 26, 1930 to April 14, 2001. A longtime resident of the Catskill/Cairo area, she spent her childhood in New Jersey and attended Cairo High School. Her working years were spent in the restaurant business, most notable with her stepfather, Wilson P. Lester, in the Rockface Diner in Cairo.  Survivors include a brother, The Rev. Carey F. Worthinton and family of Laurel, Miss., a sister, Peggy Diane Pitcher and family of Johnstown, N.Y.; a son and daughter-in-law, Richard A. and Catherine V. Antonelli of Leeds; a daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and William G. Saxe of Acra; two grandsons, Kristopher and Sean Antonelli; and two step-grandchildren, Erica and Duane Davis. She was predeceased by her mother, Margaret (Worthington) Lester, her father, James Floyd Worthington, her stepfather, Wilson P. Lester, and her husband, Grant E. Davis. Most people will remember Barbara’s indomitable spirit, which manifested itself in everything she did. This spirit served her best in the last several years of her life when she overcame great physical obstacles to stay the independent woman she always was. Her humor and laughter put everything into perspective. This quality was an inspiration to everyone who knew her. She worked hard, enjoyed life, and she will be missed. Calling hours will be on Tuesday, April 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. and the funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 18 at the Richards Funeral Home, 383 Bross St., Cairo. The Rev. Jeremiah Nunan will be officiating. Interment will follow immediately at the High Falls Cemetery.


April 18, 2001

Wilber W. Peters
World War II veteran

ELKA PARK – Wilber W. Peters, 83 of 37 Maple St., formerly of Brooklyn and Elka Park, died Saturday, April 14, 2001, at his residence following and extended illness.

Born May 17, 1917, in Brooklyn, he was the son of Paul Peters and Louise (Scheidt) Peters.

Mr Peters was a U.S. Army veteran servicing during World War II in the European Theater. He was a member of the Teamsters Union Local No. 807 and was retired from J.B. Williams Express Co.

Mr. Peters married Mary O’Connell on Feb. 12, 1941. She predeceased in on Jan 21, 1987.

Survivors include a son, William Peters of Addison; a brother, Elmer Peters of Ridgewood, Queens; two granddaughters, Amanda Wheeler of Syracuse and Melanie Peters of Addison; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides his wife, Mr. Peters was predeceased by a sister, Marion Wolf, and brothers, Theodore Peters and Paul Peters.

Calling hours will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Aston-Basagic Funeral Home in Hunter.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Thursday at the Immaculate Conception Church in Haines Falls with the Rev. Anthony Motta officiating.

Interment will be at Francis DeSales Cemetery in Elka Park.

Memorial donations may be made to Southern Tier Hospice, 244 W. Water St., Elmira, N.Y.  14901.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Flint Funeral Home in Addison.


April 18, 2001

William J. Schneider
Arrangements incomplete

CAIRO – William J. Schneider, 69, of South Road, Purling, died April 17, 2001, at Albany Medical Center. Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Richards Funeral Home, 383 Bross St., Cairo are incomplete and will be announced.


April 18, 2001

Madeline White
Manager of White Bus Lines

PALENVILLE – Madeline White, 80, of Palenville, died Sunday, Feb 18, 2001, at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.

Born June 12, 1920, in Brooklyn, she was the daughter of the late Andrew Pizza and Anna (Perrotta) Pizza.

Mrs. White was a retired manager for White Bus Lines, where she worked for many years.

Survivors include a daughter, Gina Dube of Milford, N.H.; and two sons, Edward White Jr. of Palenville and Randall “Randy” White of Atlanta.

Besides her parents, Mrs. White was predeceased by her husband, Edward White.

Funeral services were held noon Wednesday, Feb 21, at Sacred Heart Church.

Mrs. White’s committal service will be held 3 p.m., Friday, April 20, 2001, at the Palenville Cemetery, under the direction of the Millspaugh Camerato Funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to the Columbia-Greene Community Hospice.


April 18, 19, 2001

Oliver White
Area resident since 1973

CATSKILL – Oliver White, 73, of Five Miles Woods Road, Catskill, died April 17, 2001, at Community Hospice at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson following a long illness.

Born Sept. 10, 1927, in Brooklyn, he was the son of the late Gilbert White and Eileen White.

Mr. White moved to Greene County from Brooklyn in 1973. Prior to his retirement he was employed by the American Tree and Wreath Co. of Coxsackie. He was a member of the Teamsters Union.

He loved birds and was a member of the Museum of Natural History as well as the Audubon Society.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy D. (Scott) White of Catskill; a son, Lars White of Catskill; two daughters, Erin T. White-Alfred of Purling and Roselle of Brooklyn; a brother, Oscar White of Albany; a sister, Margaret Ciardiello of Catskill; seven grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Richards Funeral Home, 383 Bross St., Cairo.

Private cremation will take place Wednesday at the Wiltwyck Crematory Kingston.

Memorial donations may be made to Community Hospice, 47 Liberty St., Catskill, 12414


April 19, 2001

William J. Schneider Jr.
Owned Purling Roller Rink

CAIRO – William “Bill” Joseph Schneider, 69, of Purling, died Tuesday, April 17, 2001.

Born in Glendale, he was the son of the late William J. Schneider and Grace F. Schneider.

He attended college and received a Bachelor of Science degree at Seton Hall University. He operated Schall and Company with his father in Manhattan, a novelty company whose inventions included candy bar containers and culinary decorations whose clients included the Waldorf Astoria, Fanny Farmer and Woolworth & Co. He was a lifelong member of the Catskill Elks Lodge No. 1341.

With his parents, he transformed the Purling Palace, a nightclub where Jimmy Durante performed, into the Three Maples Resort in the early 1940’s. They expanded the business into the Purling Roller Rink soon after. He worked for the state Thruway Authority and relocated permanently to the area where he married Sally Schneider, formerly Sally Hyer, of Athens. He continued to operate the roller rink and Schall and Company from its Cairo location.

Survivors include his mother, Grace E. Schneider of Purling; several children, William J. Schneider, III, Sally Sharkey, James Schneider, M.D., Kathleen Schneider, Robert Schneider, M.D., Patricia Schneider, Esq., and Susan Schneider; four grandchildren; and many close in-laws, cousins and dear friends.

Calling hours will be 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Richards Funeral Home, 383 Bross. St., Cairo.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Church, Cairo, The Rev. Jeremiah Nunan will be the celebrant.

Interment will follow in the family plot of the St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Catskill.


April 19, 2001

Myrtle Stead-Alberti
Windham resident

Myrtle I. (Clark) Stead-Alberti, 86, of Windham, died Monday, April 16, 2001, at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.

Born in Ashland, she was the daughter of the late Calvin Clark and Cora (Rogers) Clark.

Mrs. Stead-Alberti was married to Edward A. Stead from 1937 to 1949. She then Married Clyde Alberti from 1966 to 1999. She was a nutritionist at the Windham-Ashland-Jewett School for 19 years until her retirement.

She was a 60-year member of the Mountain Oasis Chapter of Eastern Star Lodge, No. 237.

She is predeceased by brothers Leo Clark and Curtis Clark; sisters Mable Martin, Iva Partridge and Frida Dunham; and husbands Edward A. Stead and Clyde Alberti,

Survivors include sons Thomas E. Stead of Castletown, Dennis C. Stead of California, James F. Stead of White Plains and Larry M .stead of Kingston; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Calling hours are 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Decker Funeral Home, 134 Main St., Windham. Services are 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Interment will follow at the Windham Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Community Hospice, 47 Liberty St., Catskill, N.Y., 12414.


April 20, 2001 

Mary B. Lynch
Retired secretary and auditor

GREENVILLE -  Mary B. Lynch, 75, of Cornwallville, formerly of Riverdale, N.J., died Thursday, April 19, 2001, at Eden Park Nursing Home in Catskill.

Born Oct. 20, 1925, in Port Chester, she was the daughter of the late David English and Catherine (Burke) English.

Mrs. Lynch was a retired secretary and auditor at Sears and Roebuck in Oakland, N.J. She had been formerly employed by Lever Brothers.

Proud of her Irish heritage, she was a member of the Greenville Irish American Club and the Ancient Order of Hibernians. She was also a member of the VFW Tri-Town Memorial Post N. 7229 Ladies Auxiliary, the Durham Valley Post No. 1416, American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and the Greenville and Durham Senior Citizens.

On March 31, she and her husband Thomas celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

Survivors include her husband Thomas Lynch; two daughters, Maureen Struble of Butler, N.J. and Eileen Lynch of Foster City, Calif.; two grandchildren, Michelle VanLenten and Ann Amsen; and a sister, Lillian Newel of Hamburg, N.J.

Mrs. Lynch was predeceased by a son, Brian Lynch.

Calling hours will be 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 Route 81, Greenville.

Services will be 1:45 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, followed by a 2:45 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial from Our Lady of Knock Shine, Route 145, East Durham.

Interment will be at the Cornwallville Cemetery.


April 20, 2001

Helen Fischer
Cairo Resident

CAIRO – Graveside services for Helen Fischer, who died Jan. 16, 2001, will take place 10 a.m. Saturday, April 21, at the Cairo Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Richards Funeral Home, 383 Bross St., Cairo. The day of the services everyone is asked to meet at the cemetery.


April 21, 2001

Edwin Walter Dippold
Retired accountant

WESTKILL – Edwin Walter Dippold, 71, of Westkill, died Friday, April 20, 2001, at his home.

Born March 20, 1930, in St. Albans, Queens, he was the son of Herman G. Dippold and Margaret Bagnall Dippold.

Mr. Dippold was a certified public accountant for American Arbitration Association until his retirement 10 Years ago.

Survivors include his wife, Alice Marilyn Dippold; two sons, Edwin “Skip” Dippold, of Lexington and William Dippold of Tampa, Fla.; two daughters, Dale Schwarzenegger of Cobleskill and Nancy Dippold, of Westkill; two sisters, Marilyn Jurgen of Evansville, Ind., and Marjorie Hroziencik, of California; and six grandchildren.

Calling hours are 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Decker Funeral Home, 134 Main St., Windham.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. Robert Cooke, of the Westkill Baptist Church, officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Hospice, 47 Liberty St., Catskill, 12414, or the American Lung Association, 35 Orchard St., White Plains, NY 10603


April 21, 24,  2001

Bonny-Lou Schettini
Teacher

COXSACKIE – Bonny-Lou Schettini, 50 died Friday, April 20, 2001, at St. Peter’s Hospital, Albany.

Born in Williston Park, she was the daughter of Frank Rabbitt and Ethel Rabbitt.

She graduated from SUNY New Paltz in 1972 with a bachelor’s degree in education. She received her master’s degree in elementary education, specializing in reading, in 1974.

Mrs. Schettini taught first grad at Mt. Marion Elementary School in Saugerties Central School District from 1972-1982. She was a substitute teacher at Coxsackie Elementary School for kindergarten and 1st grade from 1983 until her death.

Mrs. Schettini’s family was her first priority. Her main interests were supporting her children in their school and sporting events. She was an avid tennis player and watcher, and enjoyed weekly tennis nights with friends dating back to 1985. She also enjoyed gardening and reading.

Funeral services will be 7 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church of Westerlo.

Interment will take place at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Riverside Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1450 Western Ave., Room 101, Albany, 12203-3572

Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of the W.C. Brady’s and sons Funeral Home, 97 Mansion St., Coxsackie.


April 21, 2001

Howard N. Teator
Korean Conflict veteran

DURHAM – Howard N. Teator, 69, of Old South Highway, Durham, died Thursday, April 19, 2001 at St. Peter’s Hospital, Albany, after a long illness.

Born March 17, 1932, in Durham he was the son of the late Norman J. and Evelyn Atkinson Teator.

He was a lifetime resident of the Town of Durham.

He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict.

During his career, Mr. Teator was employed by Peckham Industries of Athens, and Calahan Industries and Miron Building Supplies, of Kingston.

Survivors include his wife, Stella P. Anton Teator of Durham; four sons, Gary Teator of Pleasant Valley, Mark Teator of Trinity, N.C., Darren Teator of Acra and Jay Teator of Round Top; a brother Raymond Teator of Durham; a sister Janet Armstrong of Cornwallville; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Shirley Ritter.

Calling hours are 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Richards Funeral Home, 383 Bross St., Cairo.

Services will be 11:30am Monday at the funeral home. The Rev. Arlene Beecheart-Hood will officiate.

Interment will follow in the Catskill Town Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Hearth Association. Envelopes may be obtained at the funeral home.


April 21, 2001

Leslie Tillson
Worked at Coxsackie prison

CATSKILL – Leslie Tillson, 73, of Catskill, died Thursday, April 19, 2001, at Columbia Memorial Hospital, following a long illness.

Vorn May 28, 1827, in Stone Ridge, he was the son of the late John Tilson and Flossie George Tillson.

He was retired from the Coxsackie Correctional Facility.

Survivors include his wife, Delores Stearns Tillson; son, Cortlan Tillson; grandson, Robert Tillson; and great-granddaughter, Autumn Tillson, all of Catskill.

A private cremation was conducted at the Alban Rural Crematorium under the direction of the Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home, Jefferson Heights, Catskill.


April 23, 2001

Janis Brigis
World War II veteran

ELKA PARK – Janis Brigis, 84, of Elka Park, died Friday, April 20, 2001, at his home.

Born March 15, 1917, in Latvia, he was the son of Karlis Zemnieks and Milda Zemnieks.

He was a Latvian veteran of World War II.

Mr. Brigis was a member of the Latvian-American Disabled Veterans Association and the Latvian Lutheran Church of New York.

Survivors include his wife, Janina Sarkis Brigis of Elka Park; a son, Alvis J. Brigis of Elka Park; a daughter, Iveta Jana Brigis of Elka Park; two brothers, Karlis Brigis of North Carolina and Tenis Brigis of German; and three sisters, Aina Zvaigzne of Argentina and Ilga Brige and Velta Zakovska, both of Latvia.

Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Aston-Basagic Funeral Home on Main Street in Hunter.

Services will be conducted 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Laris Salins officiating.

Interment will follow in the Latvian Memorial Park Cemetery in Tannersville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Latvian Lutheran Church Camp, Elka Park, N.Y. 12427.


April 23, 2001

Robert S. Mitchell
Fisheries Department biologist

CATSKILL – Robert Samuel Mitchell, 52 of Catskill, died Sunday, April 22, 2001, at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany following a long illness.

Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Kay F. Mitchell, and his mother, Evelyn L. Mitchell, both of Catskill; a daughter, Megan Elizabeth Mitchell of Catskill; a sister, Jean Mitchell Crowe of Holden, Mass.; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was predeceased by his father, Everett Mitchell, in 1990.

He was born Jan. 19, 1949, in Ellenville, the son of Everett Mitchell and Evelyn (Weed) Mitchell.

He was a member o the Newcombe Fish and Game Club and a volunteer firefighter with the Hunter and Kiskatom fire departments. He was a graduate of Hunter-Tannersville Central High School and SUNY Delhi.

He married the former Kay F. Hartman on July 14, 1973, and was a biologist for the Fisheries Department of the Department of Environment Conservation in New Paltz Prior to his retirement in 1990.

Calling hours will be at the Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home, 139 Jefferson Heights, Catskill on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Columbia-Greene Community Hospice, 47 Liberty St., Catskill, N.Y.  12414.

Funeral services will he held Wednesday, April 25, 2001, at 11 a.m. at Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home, 139 Jefferson Heights, Catskill. Pastor Lee Hardgrove of the United Methodist Church will officiate.  Interment will be at the Catskill Rural Cemetery in Catskill.


April 23, 24, 2001

Richard H. Race
GM or Canape Bros. Chrysler.

HUDSON – Richard H. race, 59, of Fairview Avenue, Hudson, died Friday, April 20, 2001, at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

Born Feb. 26, 1926, in Hudson, he was the son of Mary (Abatta) Race and the late Harold Race.

Mr. Race was the general manager, treasurer and partner of Canape Brothers Inc. Chrysler, Plymouth, Jeep dealership.

A native of Hudson, Mr. Race began his automotive career in 1960 as a car washer at Canape.

In 1996 he was awarded the Time magazine Quality Dealer Award. He was one of 66 dealers among the 20, 500 nationwide to be nominated for the prestigious award, which recognizes new car dealers for performance in their dealerships and community performance.

He was a member of the the Hudson Elks Lodge No. 787, the Knights of Columbus, Columbia Golf and Country Club and the Hudson Lions Club. He also served as president of the New York State Automobile Dealers Association from 1994 – 1995.

He was a member of St. Mary’s Church in Hudson, serving as trustee on the parish council board and a member of the building restoration committee.

Besides his mother, Mr. Race is survived by his wife, Carol (Canape) Race of Hudson; a brother, Henry C. Race of Hudson; two sisters, Marylou Washburn of Greenport and Elvina Esselstyh of Claverack; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Bates and Anderson Funeral Home in Hudson.

Services will be 9:30 a.m. Tuesday from the funeral home, then to St. Mary’s Church, where a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated.

Interment will be in Cedar Park Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be mad to St. Mary’s Restoration Fund, Box 323, Hudson, N.Y.  12534.


April 23, 2001

George F. Shove
Former town employee.

COXSACKIE – George F. Shove, 69, of 497 Roberts Hill Road, West Coxsackie, died Thursday, April 19, 2001, at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany following a long illness.

Born Oct. 25, 1926, in Maybrook, he was the son of the late Frank B. Shove and Zorabelle (Henry) Shove.

Mr. Shove has been an area resident since 1974 and was a member of the of the Coxsackie V.F.W. and the New Baltimore American Legion.

He was employed by the Town of New Baltimore for 20 years. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Mar E. (Roach) Shove of West Coxsackie; his stepmother, Mildred Shoove of West Coxsackie; two sons; Lloyd Shove of West Coxsackie and Frank Shove of Parachute, Colo.; a sister, Charlotte Hunter of Coxsackie; and many nieces, nephews , great-nieces and great-nephews.

Private cremation took place Friday at the Wildwyck Crematory in Kinston.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the W.C. Brady’s Sons Inc. Funeral Home, 97 Mansion St., Coxsackie.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the New Baltimore First Responders.


April 24, 2001

Patricia H. Davis
Retired school teacher

WINDHAM – Patricia H. Davis, 60, of Windham, died Sunday, April 22, 2001, at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.

Born Feb. 26, 1941, in Long Beach, N.Y., she was the daughter of Walter Hoskins and Marjorie (Timmins) Hoskins.

Mrs. Davis was a retired school teacher from the Windham-Ashland-Jewett School District. She was a coordinator for Meals on Wheels in Ashland, an active church member, choir member and financial secretary of Ashland United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband, George C. Davis of Windham; a son, Robert Davis of Colonie; and grandson, Nicholas Davis.

Memorial services will be conducted 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Ashland United Methodist Church on Main Street in Ashland. Arrangements are under the direction of Decker Funeral Home in Windham.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Ashland United Methodist Memorial Fund.


April 24, 2001

Elsie A. France
Haines Falls resident

HUNTER – Elsie A. France, 92, of Haines Falls and Saugerties and Raleigh, N.C., died March 17, 2001, at the Earl B. Hadlow Center for Caring in Jacksonville, Fla.

She was born Dec. 17, 1908.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Kaaterskill United Methodist Church in Haines Falls. Officiating will be the Rev. Gregory Ferriss. Interment will follow at the Haines Falls Community Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Aston-Basagic Funeral Home in Hunter.


April 26, 2001

Alice M. Broughton
Born in 1907

CATSKILL – Alice Marie Broughton, 93, of Catskill, died Monday night, April 23, 2001, at Eden Park Nursing Home, where she had been a patient since May 7, 1999.

Born May 29, 1907, in Newburgh, she was the daughter of the late Jacob Conklin and Alice Conklin.

Survivors include a daughter, Eleanor Dayton; two sons, Arthur Broughton and George Broughton; seven grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Broughton was predeceased by her husband, Fred Broughton.

Private cremation was conducted Wednesday at the Albany Rural Cemetery under the direction of the Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home, 139 Jefferson Heights.


April 26, 2001

Fern I. Guyot
Retired seamstress

COXSACKIE – Fern I. Guyot, 79, of 161 Winnie Ave., Ravena, died Wednesday, April 25, 2001, at Albany Medical Center.

Born April 8, 1922, in New Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late William H. Guyot and Margaret (Deyo) Guyot.

Prior to her retirement she was employed as a seamstress for the Northeast Association fo the Blind at Albany.

Survivors include dear friends Vincent Korzon and Rosemary Korzon and family of Ravena.

Calling hours will be 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday at the W.C. Brady Sons Funeral Home. Pastor Allan D. Conover of the First Reformed Church of Coxsackie will officiate.

Interment will follow in the family plot of the Riverside Cemetery.


April 27, 2001

Woodrow Freese Sr.
Arrangements incomplete

KISKATOM – Woodrow Freese Sr., 60, of Kiskatom, died unexpectedly Wednesday, April 25, 2001, at the Stratton Veterans Administration Memorial Hospital in Albany after a long illness. Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home, 139 Jefferson Heights, Catskill, are incomplete.


April 28, 2001

Woodrow Freese Sr.
Fireman, civic leader

CATSKILL – Woodrow Roland Freese Sr., 60, of Catskill, died Wednesday, April 25, 2001 at Straton veterans Medical Center in Albany.

Born Jan. 25, 1941, in Manhattan, he was the son of Roselyn “Gerry” Foster Long and the late Vincent Freese.

He was a 1958 graduate of Catskill high School and graduated from Ulster County Community College in 1963, the schools first graduating class.

Mr. Freese served in the Navy from 1959 to 1961 and attained the rank of Seaman First Class.

Mr. Freese was a member of the board of trustees and regional coordinator of the Oley Foundation, treasurer of the Catskill Lion’s Club, former deacon and treasurer of the Kiskatom Reformed Church, member of the Catskill Men’s Republican Club and Catskill Town republican Committee, and life-member of the Kiskatom Fire Department.

In addition to his mother, survivors include his wife, Jane Freese, whom he married Jun 11, 1961; a son, Woodrow Roland Freese Jr. of Ballston Spa; two daughters, Zenna Lynn Preli of Clay and Lenora Ilene Freese of Kiskatom; a brother, Douglas Freese of Saugerties; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are form 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home, 139 Jefferson Heights, Catskill.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, The Rev. David C. Tipple, pastor of Kiskatom Reformed Church, will officiate.

Interment will be in the Town of Catskill Cemetery, Catskill.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Oley Foundation, 214 Hun Memorial, Albany Medical Center A-28, Albany, 12208; the Catskill Lions Club; or Kiskatom Reformed Church.


April 30, 2001

Lawrence C. “Bubby” Clow Jr.
Foreman at Niagara Mohawk

HUDSON – Lawrence C. Bubby Clow Jr., 62, of Union St., Hudson, died Friday, April 27, 2001, at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

Born Dec. 17, 1938 in Hudson, he was the son of Nora (Staats) and Lawrence C. Clow Sr.

Mr Clow was a senior foreman at Niagara Mohawk in Hudson for 36 years.

He was a graduate of Hudson High School and member of the National Guard.

Mr. Clow was a member of St. Mary’s Church in Hudson; Washington Hose Co. No. 3; the Hudson Elks Club; the Hudson Moose Club; and assistant Boy Scout Master of Troop 102.

Survivors include his wife, Janice (Nawrockie) Clow of Hudson; two daughters, Cheryl Clow and Lynne DelVecchio; a grandson John DelVecchio; a granddaughter, Alexandra DelVecchio; three sisters, Norine Allen and Roz Izzo, both of Hudson and Kyle Clanton of Maryland; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours were conducted 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Bates & Anderson Funeral Home, 429 E. Allen St., Hudson.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mary’s Church, 429 E. Allen St., Hudson.

Interment will be in Cedar Park Cemetery in Hudson.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Church, Box 323, Hudson, 12534.


April 30, 2001

Anthony L. Rocha
Catskill resident

HUDSON – Anthony (Tony) L. Rocha, 71, of Catskill, died Sunday, April 29, 2001 at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.

Born Sept. 4, 1929 in Mt. Vernon, he was the son of the late Frank and Maria (Gomes) Rocha.

Formerly of Germantown where he resided for over 20 years, he was a resident of Catskill for the past 15 years and for the past year a patient at the Green Manor Nursing Home of Ghent.

Before his retirement in 1990 he had been employed for 28 years as a sanitation engineer with the City of Mt. Vernon.

Survivors include his wife, Sylvia (Lucketti) Rocha who he married November 6, 1948 in Mt. Vernon; a son, Anthony Rocha of Columbiaville; four daughters, Deborah Teegarden and Deanna Rocha both of Hudson, Gene Knauss and Teres Kreig both of Germantown, four sisters, Beatrice, Rosemarie, Lucinda, and Mary, 12 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Mr. Rocha was predeceased by four brothers, Christopher, Frank, Louis, and Manuel.

Calling hours will be from 7 to 9 Tuesday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home, 209 Main St., Germantown.

Funeral services will be held 9:30 a.m. Thursday, from the funeral home and 10 a.m. at the Church of the Resurrection of Germantown where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Rev. Theodore Gerken.

Memorial donations may be made to the Greenport Rescue Squad, 3 Newman Road Hudson, N.Y., 12534 or the ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) Regional Center St. Peter’s Hospital Cusack 62, 315 S. Manning Blvd., Albany, N.Y. 12208.


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