Obituaries from the Daily Mail
April  2002

Transcribed by Annette Campbell and Sylvia Hasenkopf
Obituaries provided by Sylvia Hasenkopf


April 1, 2002

CHARLES L. MILLER
Korean War veteran

SOUTH CAIRO---Charles L. Miller, 63, of Ira Vail Road, South Cairo, died suddenly Friday evening, March 29, 2002 at home.  He was born July 1, 1938 in East Jewett, son of the late Harold and Mary Mead Miller.

Mr. Miller served in the US Navy and was a veteran of the Korean Conflict and Cuban Bay of Pigs Invasion.  He was an employee at Eden Park Nursing Home in Catskill. He was a member of the Cairo-Durham Elks Lodge and Stump Jumpers Rod and Gun Club.

Surviving Mr. Miller are his wife, Doris Wolven Miller of South Cairo, three brothers, William Miller of Ravena, Richard Miller of Saugerties, and Wayne Miller of Cairo; four sisters, Martha Thorne of Huntsville, AL, Janet O'Brien of Catskill, Joan Graham of Catskill and Faith Miller of Freehold; and many nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by a brother, Donald Miller.

Calling hours will be 5-9 pm Monday at the Traver & McCurry Funeral Home. Elks services will be conducted at 7:30 pm.  Funeral services will be at 11 am Tuesday at the funeral home. The Rev. David Tipple, Pastor, Kiskatom Dutch Reformed Church will be officiating.  Interment will be in the Veterans Plot at Catskill Rural Cemetery.


April 1, 2002 

NICOLAUS L. SPOOR
CHS graduate

CATSKILL---Nicholaus Leon Spoor, 22, died suddenly on Friday, March 29, 2002 at home, following a long illness.  He was born May 21, 1979 in Memphis, TN, son of Gerald F. Spoor of Catskill and Sherry Oliver Geisler of Ancram.

Mr. Spoor was a graduate of Catskill High School, Class of 1998.  He was an employee at Precision Flow Technologies of Lake Katrine.  He played drums and was a member of the band "Spim".

In addition to his parents, Mr. Spoor is survived by his step-mother, Judith Spoor of Catskill; two brothers, Isak F. Spoor and Andrew O. Spoor, both of Jacksonville, FL; three sisters, Audrey A. Spoor of Ancram, Stephanie C. Beck and Alexis M. Beck, both of Catskill.

Calling hours are 2-4 pm Monday at the Traver & McCurry Funeral Home, 234 Jefferson Heights, Catskill. Private cremation will be performed at Park View Cemetery in Schenectady.


April 1, 2002 

JOHN F. DE LUCA, JR.
Retired Jamesway employee

CATSKILL---John F. DeLuca, Jr.,  74, of Catskill, died Friday evening, March 29, 2002, at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.  Mr. DeLuca was born Aug. 19, 1927 in Catskill, son of the late John Deuca and Mary Cooke DeLuca.

He was employed at Jamesway in Catskill, prior to his retirement. He was a communicant at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church in Catskill.  Mr. DeLuca was a Fourth Degree member of the Knight's of Columbus Council No. 1572, and was a member of the Secular Franciscan Third Order at St. Anthony's Friary in Catskill.

Surviving are six children, Eunice Thein of Rochester, Susan Moore of Stroughton, MA, David DeLuca of Coxsackie, Jill Peters of Coxsackie, Joy Pruiksma of Coxsackie, Albert DeLuca of Greenville;  two brothers, Fred DeLuca of Albany and  Robert DeLuca of Greensboeo, NC; a sister, Phyllis DeLuca of Catskill; 14 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by two brothers, William and Anthony DeLuca.

Calling hours will be 4-8 pm Tuesday at Traver & McCurry Funeral Home, 234 Jefferson Heights, Catskill.  Funeral services will be at 9:30 am Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Richard Jacobs, Associate Pastor of St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church officiating.  Burial will follow at St. Patrick's Cemetery in Catskill.


April 2, 2002

ANDREA (AURORA) CANTE
Operated Villa Lucia Resort

SPRING HILL, FL.---Andrea (Aurora) Cante, 98, of Spring Hill, FL, formerly of Freehold, died Saturday, March 30, 2002.  Born November 30, 1903 in Cuba, she was the daughter of the late Alfredo and Francisca (Vallejo)  Cano.  Mrs. Cante and her late husband Louis Cante operated the Villa Lucia Resort in Freehold.  She moved to Florida in 1997.

Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted 9 am Friday from St. John the Baptist Church in Greenville.  Interment will follow in the Freehold Cemetery.  Local arrangements are under the direction of the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 Route 81, Greenville.


April 2, 2002

ROSE M. DOWD
Nurse at county hospital

CATSKILL---Rose M. Dowd, 84, former longtime Greene County resident, of North Myrtle Beach, SC, died Thursday, March 28, 2002, at home.  A past resident of Five Mile Woods Road, Catskill, Mrs. Dowd moved to North Myrtle Beach, SC, in 1984.  She was a nurse at Greene County Memorial Hospital in Catskill  for many years prior to her retirement.

Mrs. Dowd was predeceased by her husband, Raymond Dowd in December 1988.  Mrs. Dowd was an active member of Our  Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach.  She is survived by two sons, William R.  Dowd  of Randolph Center, VT, and Raymond R. Dowd, Jr. of Palm Bay, FL;  a daughter, Betty J. Maloney of Randolph, VT;  seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Graveside funeral services will be held 2 pm Saturday, April 6 at Catskill Rural Cemetery, Associate Pastor Richard Jacobs of St. Patrick's Church of Catskill will officiate.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Traver & McCurry Funeral Home in Catskill.


April 2, 2002

JOSEFIN M. KUDLACK
Born in Czechoslovakia

GREENVILLE--- Josefin M. Kudlack, 82, of Greenville, died Saturday, March 30. 2002, at Albany Medical Center.  Born Jan. 25, 1920 in Czechoslovakia, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Rolfe Strmencki Marek.

She was a self employed child care person and helped her late husband John Kudlack operate the family farm.  She was a member of the St. John's Rosary Society.

Survivors include a daughter, Catherine Gamsjager of Greenville; a son, Andrew Kudlack of Wisconsin; two step sons, John  (Jack) Kudlack of Rensselaerville and Richard Kudlack of Guilderland; two grandchildren, Auston and Thomas Gamsjager; and three step grandchildren, Rachel, Craig and John Kudlack III.

Calling hours will be 7-9 pm Wednesday at the Cunningham Funeral Home, Route 81, Greenville.  Services will be 8:30 am Thursday at the funeral home, with Mass of Christian Burial 9 am from St. John the Baptist Church. Interment will be in the Greenville Cemetery.


April 2, 2005  

MYRON J. LEVINSON
Korean War Veteran

CATSKILL---Myron Jacob Levinson, 69, of Sawmill Road, Catskill, died Saturday, March 30, 2002, at Columbia Memorial  Hospital in Hudson.  He was born November 25, 1932, in New York City, the son of the late  Isadore and Yetta Fischer Levinson.  Mr. Levinson served in the US Navy and was a veteran of the Korean Conflict.

Mr. Levinson is survived by his wife, Ellen Levinson of Catskill; two sons, Douglas Levinson Marek of Floral Park and Ian  Levinson of Port Washington;  two daughters, Valerie Levinson Byrne of Bayside, Queens and Jenna  Levinson of Hudson;  two sisters, Millie Herman of Boca Raton, FL, and Sylvia Zichlin of Tampa, FL; two grandchildren, Sean Levinson of Catskill and Quinasia Welch of Hudson.

Graveside funeral services will be held 12:30 pm Tuesday, April 2, at the veterans plot of Catskill Rural Cemetery. Rabbi Daniel Fried will officiate.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Traver  & McCurry Funeral Home in Catskill.


April 4, 2002

WALTER W. MARTIN
Retired  truck driver

COXSACKIE---Walter M. Martin, 88, died Wednesday, April 3, 2002 at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.  Mr. Martin was born in Bloomingdale, NY, son of the late  Walter J. & Lizzie Abbott Martin.  He was a self-employed truck driver for many years.

Mr. Martin is survived by his wife, Mildred Hannay Martin; a daughter, Marion Miller; a brother, Fortis Martin; a grand daughter, Melina Martin; three grandsons, Steven Martin, Dylan Martin and Caleb Martin; and many nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by a brother, Wendell Martin.

Calling hours will start at 4 pm, Friday at the Applebee Funeral Home, 403 Kenwood Ave., Delmar.  Services will be at 7 pm at the funeral home.


April 4, 2002

MARGARET VARDEN
Former chief clerk, Greene
County Surrogate's Court

FORT EDWARD---Margaret Varden, 85,  formerly of Coxsackie, died Tuesday, April2, 2002 at Ford Hudson Health Center, Inc. in the Town  of Fort Edward after a long illness.  Born May 24, 1906 in Coxsackie, she was the daughter of the late Michael F. and Julia (Pendergast) Varden.  She was born and lived in Coxsackie for more than 70 years before moving to Colonie and Mechanicville.  She was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1946 after serving a clerkship in the law offices  of Curtis, Warren and Fori  in Coxsackie, where she was employed for more than 20 years.  She was a member of the Greene County Bar Association.  She served as chief clerk of the Greene County Surrogate's Court for about 25 years.  Before retirement , she was secretary to Supreme Court Justice George L. Cobb of Catskill.

While living in Coxsackie, she was a trustee of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church and member of its Rosary Society and a member of the Board of Trustees of Heermance Memorial Library.

Survivors include her cousins, Gertrude M. Cardany of Plattsburgh, Patricia L. Burke and her husband Thomas A.  Burke; and many  other devoted cousins.

Calling hours will take place 9-10 am Thursday, April 18, at the W.C.  Brady's Sons, Inc. Funeral Home, 97 Mansion St. Coxsackie.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am Thursday, April 18, St. Mary's Church, Coxsackie, with the Rev. John Monya as the celebrant.  Interment will follow in the family plot of the St. Mary's Cemetery in Coxsackie.


April 4, 2002,

WILLIAM D. PAOLINO
Memorial Service private

LEEDS---William D. Paolino, 78, of Main Street, Leeds, died Friday, March 29, 2002 at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.  Surviving are three children, Jeffrey Paolino of Parkland, FL, Emma Paolino of Chatham and Cynthia Lee Paolino of Dallas; and his companion and partner, Mary Bregas.

A private cremation will take place at the Wiltwyck Crematory in Kingston.  His family will conduct a private memorial in his memory.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Richards Funeral Home, 383 Bross St. Cairo.


April 5, 2002

DONALD D. GRIFFIN
WW11 and Korea Veteran

TANNERSVILLE---Donald D. Griffin, 75m of Tannersville, died Wednesday, April 3, 2002 at his residence.  He was born Aug. 19, 1926, son of the late Homer Griffin and Eva O'Dell Griffin, in East Jewett.

Mr. Griffin retired  after 20 years of service in the US Army, having served in WW 11 and Korea with military honors. He was a member of the Bunt Brewer Post No. 165 and a lifetime member of the VFW and the DAV.

Survivors include his companion of 22 years, Lawana J. Gilman of Tannersville; a son, Steven Griffin of Martinez, GA; two brothers, Orliff Griffin of Union, NJ; a sister, June Benson of Deerfield Beach, FL; and many nieces and nephews and many friends.

He was predeceased by five sisters, Bessie Healy,  Helen Rohl, Ruth Braun, Beatrice Hinch, and Charlotte Meigs.  

A cremation was held  at the Wiltwyck Rural Crematory in Kingston.  Memorial services will be at 2 pm Saturday at the Aston-Basagic Funeral Home, Main Street, Hunter. Officiating will be the Rev. Gregory Ferriss. 


April 6, 2002

THERESA MARIE DARDANI
A homemaker

COXSACKIE---Theresa Marie Tarallo Dardani, 81, died Thursday, April 4, 2002, at her home after a long battle with cancer.  She was born in Gacta, Italy, on Oct. 17, 1920. She came to America through Ellis Island with her family at the age of 4 and settled in Coxsackie.

Affectionately known as "Gee" by family and friends, Mrs. Dardani was a homemaker and spent her life caring for her family, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and others.  Her great love of children inspired her to spend 15 years as an assistant at Animal Crackers Nursery School.  She was a graduate of Coxsackie-Athens High School.  A communicant of Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Church, she was a member of the Altar Rosary Society.

Surviving are her husband, Alfred; daughter, Anne D'Arcangelis; son, David (Mary); son, Alfred (Jane); son, Stephen (Lorraine);  grandchildren, Lisa, Teresa, Valerie, Antonio, Ross, Aaron, Molly, Ian and Celisia; great-grandchildrem, Lorenzo, Giovanna and Anna Maria, as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Calling hours are 2-6 pm Sunday at the W. C. Brady's Sons, Inc. Funeral Home, 97 Mansion St. Coxsackie.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am  Monday at St. Mary's Church, Coxsackie, with the Rev. J. Moyna, Pastor, as celebrant. Interment will follow in the family plot of St. Mary's  Cemetery, Coxsackie.


April 6, 2002

ALPHONSE (AL) LEPIS
Retired investment clerk

GREENVILLE---Alphonse (Al) Lepis, 75, of Greenville, died suddenly April 4, 2002.  Mr. Lepis was born July 11, 1926 son of the late Vincent Lepis and Anna DelGiudice Lepis.  He was a retired investment clerk, having worked for Merrill Lynch in New York City.  Mr. Lepis was a communicant of St. John the Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Mary (Edgar) Lepis; two sisters, Patricia and Angela Lepis; and two cousins, Mary Mockler and Francis Mockler.

Calling hours are 4-8  pm Sunday at the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 State Route 81, Greenville. A funeral service will  be at 8:30 am Monday from the funeral home, with a 9 am Mass of Christian Burial at St. John the Baptist Church. Interment will be in the Moravian Cemetery, Staten Island.


April 8, 2002

CAROLINE M. BARRONCINI
Cairo resident

CAIRO---Caroline M. Barroncini, 92, of Cairo, died Saturday, April 6, at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.  She was also a resident of the Eden Park Nursing Home in Catskill.  Born Dec. 19, 1909, she was the daughter of the late Bartolo and Elinora Giampietro Maggiore.

She has been an area resident since 1991. Mrs. Barroncini was a communicant of St. Joseph's Church, loved to knit, and was a dedicated member of the Ulster County Senior Citizens  Club of Highland.

Survivors include a son, Donald J. Barroncini of Acra.  Mrs. Barroncini was predeceased by her husband, Donato in 1995

There will be no calling hours.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 am Tuesday at St. Joseph's Novitiate Church, Route 31, Round Top.  The day of the funeral everyone is asked to meet at the church. Interment will follow next to her husband in St. Joseph's Novitiate Cemetery.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction  of the Richards Funeral Home, 383 Bross St., Cairo.


April 8, 2002

HAROLD A. OVERBAUGH
Tugboat Captain

CATSKILL---Harold A.  Overbaugh, 80, died peacefully at his Cauterskill Road home on Saturday, April 6, 2002 following a prolonged illness.  Born Sept. 8, 1921, he was the son of the late Harold S. Overbaugh and Madeline Naher Overbaugh.

During World War 11, Mr. Overbaugh served  on the air-sea rescue boats and later piloted a tug boat on the Ganges River in India.  After the war he obtained  both a master's and pilot's license in the US Merchant Marine and worked for many years as tug boat captain for the marine division of the New York Central Railroad, and the Brooklyn Eastern District Terminal.  He retired from Atlantic Cement Co. where he was a supervisor for their barge dock operation.

Mr. Overbaugh was a lifetime member of the Sullivan-Teator   Post 770 Veteran's Foreign Wars and was an avid gardner and hunter.          

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Marion Keller Overbaugh, three sons, Harold L. (Larry) Overbaugh, Michael Overbaugh and William (Bill) Overbaugh, all of Catskill.; three daughters, Carol O'Neill of Atlanta, GA; Susan Loughman of Mine Run, VA, and Marion Porto of Catskill.  He had 14 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.  Mr. Overbaugh was predeceased by three grandchildren: Eric Loughman, Kevin Rose and Benjamin Overbaugh.

Calling hours will be 2-4 and 7-9 pm, Tuesday at the Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home, 139 Jefferson Heights, Catskill.  The funeral service will be 11 am Wednesday at St. Bridget's Church in Leeds followed by interment at St. Patrick's Cemetery in Catskill.


April 9, 2002

THOMAS HUGHES
Retired transit worker

EAST DURHAM---Thomas Hughes, 60, of East Durham, died Saturday, April 6, 2002 in Florida.  Mr. Hughes was born in  New York City, son of Christopher and Rose Hughes.

He was a supervisor for New York City Transit for 27 years before  retiring in 1997.

Surviving are his wife, Bridget Hughes; a son,  Christopher and  his daughter, Mimi;  a brother, Jack Hughes; grandchildren, Emily and A.J.; and two stepdaughters, Suzanne Cosgrove and Debbie Cosgrove.

Calling hours will be 2-4 and 7-9 pm Tuesday at Petrick Funeral Home, 140 Palisade Ave., Bogota, NJ.


April 10, 2002

WILFRED C. HITCHCOCK
Maplecrest resident

MAPLECREST---Wilfred C. Hitchcock, 82, of Maplecrest, died Monday, April 8, 2002 at his residence.  He was born Aug. 19, 1919, the son of  William and Grace Crandell Hitchcock.

Survivors include his wife of 61  years, Iris Hitchcock, whom he married on Oct. 1, 1940; his sons, William C. Jr.; James W. and Dennis L.;  brother, Elwood Hitchcock.  He is also survived by eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Calling hours will be 2-4 and 7-9 pm, Wednesday at the Decker Funeral Home, 134 Main St., Windham.  Funeral Services will be conducted 1 pm Thursday at the Maplecrest Free Methodist Church, Maplecrest, with Pastor Michael Jansen officiating.  Interment will follow at the Maplecrest Cemetery, Maplecrest.


April 10, 2002

ELLEN A. KELLY
South Cairo resident

SOUTH CAIRO---Ellen A. Kelly, 72, of Brookside Mobile Home Park, South Cairo, and Eden Park Nursing Home, died Monday, April 8, 2002 at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.  Born Nov. 4, 1929 in Queens, she was the daughter of the late James and Jeanette V. McMullin Brady.  She was an area resident for 12 years and a resident of the Eden Park Nursing Home in Catskill for four years.

Survivors include a son, Kevin Kelly and a daughter, Jean Bergen of Astoria, Queens; two brothers, James Brady of Saugerties; two grandchildren, Heather Bergen and Edward Bergen of Queens; extended family members, Debra and Richard Wilson and their children, Dana, Rachel, Sara and Richard Jr., all  of South Cairo.

Calling hours will be 11 am to 1 pm Thursday from the Richards Funeral Home, 383 Bross St., Cairo prior to the prayer service.  A prayer service will be recited 1 pm Thursday at the funeral home.  Interment will follow in the Round Top Cemetery.


April 10, 2002

GLORIA J. REMLEY-VanDYKE
Born  in Middleburgh

CATSKILL---Gloria J. Remley, 74, of Main Street  , Leeds, died Sunday, April 7, 2002 at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson after a long illness.  She was born Aug. 17, 1927, in Middleburgh, the daughter of the late Leon and Lousie Cartwright Groff.

Mrs. Remley  was predeceased by two husbands, Benjamin Remley in 1966 and Ernest Van Dyke in 1990; and two grandchildren, Mathieu Daman Johnson and Tiffany Velyn Johnson.  Mrs. Remley is survived by five children, Tamara Butterworth of Durham, Ernest Van Dyke of Slingerlands, Patrice Schwarz of New Jersey, Benjamin J. Remley, Jr. of Florida and Joseph B. Remley of Leeds;  five sisters, Virginia Houle of Catskill, Alice Carlander of Cairo, Evelyn Helmedach of Catskill, Janet Groff of Cairo and Pauline Jaycox of Catskill;  a brother, Charles Groff of Elka Park; 12 grandchildren, Tami Lacy of Catskill, Gloria and Jason Johnson of Catskill, Derek Butterworth of Durham and Michael, Benjamin, Amy, Vanessa, Brian, Joseph, Jr., Robert and Michelle Remley;  four great-grandchildren, Lucia Rivenburgh, Dylan and Justin Lacy and Gabriella Miller and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends may call at the Traver & McCurry Funeral Home, 234 Jefferson Heights, Catskill on Thursday from 7-9 pm.  Private cremation will be performed Friday at Park View Crematory in Schenectady.


April 11, 2002

JOSEPHINE ADAMO
Member of Rivertown
Senior Citizens Center

ATHENS---Josephine Frances Adamo, 94, of Athens, died  Wednesday, April 10, 2002 at Columbia-Greene Long Term Care in Catskill.  Born Jan. 3, 1908 in Cementon, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Frances Daley Colby.  Mrs. Adamo was a communicant of St. Patrick's Church in Athens.  She was a member of the Rivertown  Senior Citizens Center.

Survivors include a daughter, Frances Moon of Catskill; six grandchildren, Arthur Moon of Catskill, Emma Weiss of Catskill, Albert Adamo of Coxsackie, Joanne Conway of Coxsackie, Jamie Dolan of Coxsackie and Mary Ellen Plante of Pennsylvania;  and several great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

Mrs. Adamo was predeceased by her husband Albert Adamo in December 1974 and a son James Adamo in 1964.   Graveside funeral services will be conducted 11 am Friday, April  12 at St. Mary's Cemetery in Coxsackie.  Pastor Richard Doyle of St. Patrick's Church of Athens will be officiating.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Traver & McCurry Funeral Home in Catskill.


April 11, 2002

RUTH N. BRYAN
Homemaker and farmer

Rensselaerville---Ruth N. Bryan, 88, of Rensselaerville, died Tuesday, April 9, 2002 at Eden Park Nursing Home in Albany.  Born Jan. 17, 1914 in Yampa, CO, she was the daughter of the late Arthur E. and Nettie Pross Panting.  She was a lifelong homemaker, farmer and member of the Rensselaerville Historical Society.

Survivors include three sons, Kenneth (Barbara) Bryan, Richard (Phyllis) Bryan, and Theodore Bryan, all of Rensselaerville; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Bryan was predeceased by her husband Kenneth Bryan on March 8, 2002; four sisters, Florence Decker, Emma Anderson, Myrtle Hun and Mabel Kropp;  and two brothers, Harry and James Panting.

Services will be 1 pm Friday from the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 Route 81, Greenville.  Calling hours will be 11 am to 1 pm prior to the services.  Interment of Kenneth Bryan and Ruth Bryan will follow the service in the Rensselaerville Cemetery.


April 12, 2002

ELEANOR M. VETTER
Homemaker

SURPRISE---Eleanor M. Vetter, 75, of Surprise, died Wednesday, April 10, 2002 at her home.  Born Feb. 28, 1927 in Mineola, she was the daughter of the late Albert N. and Eleanor Sweeny Bacon.  She was a homemaker, devoting her life to her family.  She was a Communicant of St. John the Baptist Church in Greenville and a member of the Greenville American Legion Post No. 291 Ladies Auxiliary.

Survivors include her beloved husband of 49 years, Nelson J. Vetter Sr.; two daughters, Eleanor Vetter and Patricia Trippiedi and her husband Richard;  two sons, Nelson J. Jr. (Susan) Vetter, and Timothy (Connie)  Vetter, and six grandchildren.  Mrs. Vetter was predeceased by a  daughter Lynn Vetter and two brothers, Bruce and Jerry Bacon.

Calling hours will be 3-5 and 7-9 pm Friday at the Cunningham Funeral Home, 1898 Route 81, Greenville.  Funeral services will be 9:30 Saturday at the funeral home with a 10 am Mass of Christian Burial at St. John the Baptist Church in Greenville.  Interment will follow in the Greenville Cemetery.     


April 15, 2002  

MARIA COLON
Born in Puerto Rico

SOUTH CAIRO---Maria Colon, 83, of 16 Old Story Road, South Cairo, died suddenly Friday, April 12, 2002 at the Westchester Medical Center.  Born April 8, 1919 in Juandiaz, Puerto Rico, she was the daughter of the late Eramo Pagan and Claudia Vargas.

Survivors include her husband, Jose Luis Colon, Sr. of South Cairo;  two sons, Jose L. Colon, Jr. and Jose B. Colon, both of South Cairo;  two daughters, Frances Jackson of Harrison, TN and Ruth Early of Hanacroix;  12 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Colon was predeceased by a brother, Michael Rodriguez  and a sister, Antonia Rivera.

Calling hours will be 7-9 pm Monday at the Traver & McCurry Funeral Home, 234 Jefferson Heights, Catskill.  Funeral service will be 9:30 am Tuesday at the funeral home. Rev. John J. Murphy, pastor, St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church of Catskill will be officiating.  Interment will follow at St. Patrick's Cemetery in Catskill.


April 15, 2002

FLORENCE GUTH
Holiday Hill Resort owner

HENSONVILLE---Florence Guth, 89, of Hensonville, died Sunday, April 14, 2002 at the Eden Park Nursing Home in Catskill.  Born Nov. 2, 1912, in Bronx, NY, the daughter of John and Mary Springler Kohler.  Mrs. Guth was the former owner of the Holiday Hill Resort on Route  296 in Jewett.  She operated the resort with her husband for many years.  She was a past member of the Eastern Star Chapter as well as the Windham Chamber of Commerce.  She enjoyed knitting for the aged.

Survivors include her brother-in-law, Vincent Lomoriello, nephew, Vincent Lomoriello, and niece Mary Rattendi,  as well as nine grand nieces and nephews.  Mrs. Guth was predeceased by her husband William in 1981 and her sister, Madeline  Lomoriello  and a brother Alfred Kohler.

Calling hours will be 11 am to 12:30 pm Tuesday, April 16, at Decker Funeral Home, 134 Main St., Windham.  Funeral service will be conducted 12:30 pm at the funeral home with Pastor Irene Pough officiating.  Interment will follow in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Ashland.       


April 16, 2002

BARBARA GLUECK
A homemaker

TANNERSVILLE---Barbara Glueck, 73, of Tannersville, died Sunday, April 14, 2002 at St. Peter's Hospital in Albany.  Mrs. Glueck was born on Dec. 1, 1928 to the late Bernhard and Elizabeth Goedtel Forde in the Bronx.  She was a former employee of Bankers Trust Co. of Tannersville, and a homemaker.  She was a member of the Tannersville Area Health, the Order of Eastern Star, Mt. Tabor Chapter No. 807; Greene County Women's League, Neighborhood Watch in Elka Park, Colonial Golf Mixed League and Bowling Mixed Leagues.

Surviving are her husband, Albert Glueck of Tannersville; a daughter, Lynn G. (Edward) Cole of Tannersville; and one granddaughter, Kimberly.  She was predeceased by a son, Albert J. Glueck, Jr.; and five sisters, Alice Arnold, Rita Russell, Irene Sauter, Ann  Bush, and Edith Mae.

Calling hours will be 2-4  pm and 7-9 pm Wednesday at the Aston-Basagic Funeral Home, Main Street, Hunter.  Funeral services will be  at 11 am Thursday at the Funeral Home, with the Rev. Gregory Ferriss.  Interment will follow  in the Tannersville Evergreen Cemetery.


April 17, 2002

NAZZARENA FIORINI
Born in Italy

CATSKILL---Nazzarena Fiorini, 93, of the Pavilion in Catskill, died Monday, April 15, 2002, at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.  She was born Oct. 29, 1908, in Veroli, Italy, daughter of the late Angelomario and Angela Ciufaloni Pagliaroli.  Formerly of Stony Point, Mrs. Fiorini had been a Catskill area resident since 1999.

Surviving are a son, Aldo (Maria) Fiorini, of Catskill; two daughters, Luciana Vozzolo of Pearl River and Sr. Maria Pia Fiorini of Lima, Peru; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Fiorini was predeceased by her husband, Giuseppe Firoini in 1991; and a daughter, Ida Bragaglia.

Calling hours will be 2-4 and 7-9 pm Wednesday at the Traver  & McCurry Funeral Home, 234 Jefferson Heights, Catskill.  Funeral services and a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 am  Thursday, at St. Anthony's Church, Nanuet.  Interment  will follow at St. Anthony's Cemetery in Nanuet.


April 18, 19, 2002 

MILDRED CARNIVAL
Area resident since 1991

Oak Hill – Mildred Carnival, 93, of Oak Hill, died Tuesday evening, April 16, 2002 at Columbia-Greene Long Term Care in Catskill.

Born Oct. 3, 1908 in Detroit, she had eight sisters and two brothers.

Formerly of Manhattan, Mrs. Carnival had been a Greene County resident since 1991.

Survivors include a son, James J. Carnival of Oak Hill; a daughter Florence Magliano of Massapequa; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Carnival was predeceased by her husband, James V. Carnival, on April 5, 1995.

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

Services will be conducted 11 a.m. Saturday, April 20 at the funeral home. The Rev. Jeremiah Nunan, pastor of Sacred Heart Church of Cairo will be officiating.

Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.


April 18, 2002

GRANT E. LEZATTE
Member D.M. Hamilton Steamer Fire Co.

Coxsackie – Grant E. Lezatte (Sonny), 74, of 3 Lawrence Ave., Coxsackie, died Tuesday, April 16, 2002 at Greene Long Term in Catskill after a brief illness

Born Sept. 22, 1927 in Coxsackie, he was the son of the late Grant B. and Helen (Gallup) Lezatte.

Mr. Lezatte was a 50-year member of the D.M. Hamilton Steamer Fire Co. of Coxsackie.

He was a member of the Coxsackie United Methodist Church and a member of the Republican Party, and he also loved gardening.

Survivors include his wife, Lucy A. (Walker) Lezatte of Coxsackie; two sons, Dale Lezatte of Coxsackie and Gene Lezatte of Athens; two daughters, Debra Erickson of Guilderland and Cindy Blunck of Coxsackie; a brother, Kenneth Lezatte (Lou) of Glenmont; and six grandchildren, Brooke, Andrew, Crystal, Lindsay, Brianna and Alexa.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the W.C. Brady’s Funeral Home, 97 Mansion St., Coxsackie.

A firematic service will take place 7:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home by the D.M. Hamilton Steamer Fire Company of Coxsackie.

Funeral services will take place 10 a.m. Saturday at the Coxsackie United Methodist Church with the Rev. Peggy Fabrizio and the Rev. John Riley officiating.

Private cremation will follow at the Wiltwyck Crematory in Kingston.

His remains will be interred at a later date in the family plot of the Riverside Cemetery in Coxsackie.

Memorial contributions may be made to the D.M. Hamilton Steamer Fire Company. Envelopes are available at the funeral home for your convenience.


April 18, 2002

EDWARD H. RILEY
Employed with the Conference of Mayors

Coxsackie – Edward H. Riley, 61, of Stacey Road, Coxsackie, died suddenly, Tuesday April 16, 2002 at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.

Born Nov. 24, 1940 in Deposit, he was the son of the late Nelson DuBois and Edna (Lufart) Riley.

Mr. Riley had been an area resident for 22 years and he also was employed by the Conference of Mayors of Albany for the last 16 years. He loved fishing and hunting in his spare time.

Survivors include his wife, Cheryl K. (Scott) Riley of Coxsackie; a daughter, Tanya Riley of Coxsackie; a stepmother, Honor Riley of Catskill; one brother, William Riley and his wife Dorothy of Albany and a brother-in-law, Willie Scott and wife Gail of Las Vegas, Nev., and a sister-in-law, Joyce Merservey of Coxsackie, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the W.C. Brady ‘s Sons, Inc., Funeral Home 97 Mansion St., Coxsackie. Funeral services will take place 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Retta Lykens, pastor of the United Methodist Church of Cairo officiating. Interment will follow in the family plot of the Riverside Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to The Center of the Disabled, Manning Blvd., Albany.


April 19, 2002

DONNA A. FOSTER 

Climax – In loving memory of Donna A. Foster, dedicated worker and loving wife and mother, who passed away April 17, 2002 after a long battle with cancer.

Not to know this woman was a loss, but to know her and not have spent time with her was a shame. There is no greater gift for Donna than to see the face of her Lord and Savior.

A private service will be held for the family at their convenience.

Memorial donations can be sent to Community Hospice of Columbia-Greene, 47 Liberty St., Catskill, N.Y., 12414.

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


April 19, 2002

WILLIAM E. MCKEON
World War II veteran

Catskill – William E. McKeon, 76, of 8 Orchard Ave., Catskill, died Thursday, April 18, 2002, at St. Peter’s Hospice in Albany. He was born Aug. 7, 1925, in the Bronx, the son of the late William and Mabel (Thomas) McKeon.

Mr. McKeon served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of World War II. He was a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters Local No. 265 and the Greenville American Legion Post No. 291 Mr. McKeon was predeceased by his wife, Marilyn E. Keicher) McKeon, on July 6, 1993, and a brother, Donald R. McKeon.  

Mr. McKeon is survived by three sons, William W. McLeon of Coxsackie, Robert H, McKeon of Cairo, and Timothy T. McKeon, of Catskill; and nine grandchildren, Donald McKeon, David McKeon, Debra McKeon, Tarah McKeon, Kailee McKeon, Kyle McKeon, Ricky Dedrick, Kimberly Dedrick and Kelly Dedrick.

Relatives and friends may call at the Traver & McCurry Funeral Home, 234 Jefferson Heights, Catskill on Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m.

Services will be held 9:30 a.m. Monday, April 21 at the funeral home. Pastor John J. Murphy of St. Patrick’s Church of Catskill will officiate. Interment will follow at Catskill Rural Cemetery.


April 19, 2002

PAULA MUELLER
Crystal Brook Resort owner

Round Top – Paula Mueller, 99, formerly of Winterclove Road, Round Top, died Wednesday, April 17, at Greene Long Term Care, Catskill, after a long illness.

She was born Oct. 9, 1902 in Germany, she was the daughter of the late Max and Kathryn (Badewitz) Hillsburger.

Prior to her retirement, Mrs. Mueller owned and operated Crystal Brook Resort in Round Top from 1936 to 1960.

She was a member of the Resurrection Lutheran Church of Cairo, treasurer of the Ladies Assembly from 1963 to 1967, financial secretary from 1968 to 1972, she was a member of the counting committee Stewardship, an honorary member of the Ladies Assembly and Auxiliary member of the Round Top Ladies Auxiliary of the Round Top Volunteer Company.

Survivors include a niece, Linda Gilser of Tulsa, Okla., a nephew, Edgar Muller of Round Top and a dear friend, Carol Spohler and the late Fred Spohler.

Mrs. Mueller was predeceased by her husband Fritz in 1991.

Calling hours will be 1 to 2 p.m. Monday from the Richards Funeral Home, 383 Bross St. Cairo.

Funeral services will take place 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Resurrection Lutheran Church of Cairo.

Interment will follow in the family plot next to her late husband Fritz in the Round Top Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to the Resurrection Lutheran Church of Cairo. Envelopes are available at the funeral home for your convenience.


April 20, 2002

PAULA MUELLER
Co-owned Crystal Brook Resort

Cairo – Paula Mueller, 99, formerly of Winter Clove Road, Round Top, peacefully entered into Eternal Rest at Long Term Care in Catskill on Wednesday evening, April 17, 2002. She was born in Germany on Oct. 9, 1902, and emigrated to the United States at a young age, where she worked as a children’s nurse and nanny. In 1926 she married the late Fritz Mueller and in later years they moved to Round Top, where they owned the Crystal Brook Resort. Mr. Mueller built the Mountain Casino, now owned by the Hassenkopf/Dukarm family and known as the Brauhaus.

Fritz and Paula Mueller were instrumental in the early beginnings of Resurrection Lutheran Church. They devoted their lives to their church and to helping the pastors and their families. They were devoted to Pastor Louis Laundhardt and his wife Louann in helping to care for their children as well as the pastors Kjoller, Gade and Peters. Having no children of their own, their hearts were filled with caring for others. Their home was always open to visits with friends and coffee klatches. In 1976 Paula and Fritz Mueller celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, renewing their 50th wedding vows at a reception held at Wolff’s Maple Breeze Resort. 

Mrs. Mueller was the oldest living member of resurrection Lutheran Church in Cairo. She served as the nursery superintendent, treasurer of the Ladies Association, financial secretary, Stewardship Committee, honor member of the Ladies Assembly and member of the Auxiliary of the Round Top Fire Company.

Mrs. Mueller was devoted to her mother and Mr. Mueller and cared for them in their declining years. She maintained her home until her health failed and was aided by dear friends. She resided at the Pavilion and later at Long Term Care in Catskill.

Unable to attend church services, her pastor, Victor Nelsen, was a frequent visitor at Long Term Care, where he prayed with her and gave her the Sacrament of Communion.

Mrs. Mueller is survived by her nephew, Edgar Mueller and his wife Charlotte of Round Top; their son Richard, his wife Ruby and children Heidi and Sophia, daughter Christina, nephew Edmund and Sandy Mueller of Northport; her niece, Linda Geisler and son Timothy of Tulas, Okla.; and her very dear and devoted friends Bea Zeeb, Clara and George Stapchuck, Ray and Elsie Miller and a family, and Carol Spohler. Mrs. Spohler’s late husband Fred Spohler was Mrs. Mueller’s caretaker for many years.

Calling hours at Richards Funeral Home on Bross Street in Cairo will be from 1 to 2 p.m. on Monday, April 22, and a celebration of Mrs. Mueller’s life will be held at Resurrection Lutheran Church at 2:30 p.m. with pastor Duckow officiating in the absence of Pastor Nelsen. Interment will follow at Round Top Cemetery in the family plot.

Donations may be made in Mrs. Mueller’s memory to Resurrection Lutheran Church.   


April 22, 2002

HELMUT HERZOG
World War II veteran

Round Top – Helmut Herzog, 89, of Maple Lawn Road, Round Top, died Saturday, April 20, 2002, at Stratton Veterans Administration Hospital in Albany.

Born April 28, 1912 in Germany, he was the son of the late William and Johanne Herzog.

During the World War II, Mr. Herzog served with the U.S. Navy. Prior to retirement he owned and operated B&D Hardware Co. in Flushing, N.Y.

He has been a area resident for the past 30 years. He was a member of the Catskill Elks Lodge 1341 and the Cairo Senior Citizens.

Mr. Herzog is survived by his wife of 64 years Elsie (Koehler) Herzog of Round Top.

Calling hours will be conducted 6 to 8 p.m., two hours before funeral services, Wednesday, at the Richards Funeral Home, 383 Bross St., Cairo.

Funeral services will take place 8 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. Rev. Victor Nelson, pastor of the Resurrection Lutheran Church of Cairo will officiate.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Resurrection Lutheran Church. Envelopes may be obtained at the funeral home.


April 22, 2002

VIOLA E. PALADINO
Area resident for 29 years

Catskill – Viola E. Paladino, 91, a former resident of Cairo Junction Road, Catskill, died Saturday, April 20, at Columbia Memorial Hospital, Hudson, after being transferred from Greene Long Term Care, Catskill.

Born Sept. 4, 1910 in Brooklyn, she was the daughter of Arthur and Amelia (Kreuter) Schuchmann.

Mrs. Paladino has been a resident of Greene County for over 29 years.

She was a member of the Resurrection Lutheran Church of Cairo and the Ladies Guild.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Leonard (Margaret) Edge of Catskill; five grandchildren, James Edge, Michael Swenson, Harvey Yeager, Dianne DiMeo, Margaret Bedenbaugh, and 12 great-grandchildren.

Calling hours will be conducted 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Richards Funeral Home, 383 Bross St., Cairo.

Funeral services will take place 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Resurrection Lutheran Church of Cairo, Rev. Victor Nelson, pastor, will officiate.

Interment will follow in the family plot of the Catskill Town Cemetery.

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


April 22, 2002

GLADYS BIRDELLA WEEKS
Former Greene County resident

Orlando, Fla – Gladys Birdella Weeks, 87, former resident of Coxsackie, Athens, Albany, and Phillips, Maine, died March 12, 2002, at the Orlando, Fla., home of her daughter and son-in-law, Rhonda and Tom Urbas, after a stroke.

Born May 21, 1914 in Medway, she was the daughter of the late William H. and Birdella Traver Robinson and the widow of Otto C. Weeks who died Jan. 2, 2001 a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.

Survivors in addition to her daughter and son-in-law are her grandson, Scott Gould of Colo.; sister-in-law, Kathleen Williams in Greenville; and several nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Mrs. Weeks was predeceased by three sisters, Vivian Smith, Martha Hallenbeck, and Pearl Mulbury as well as brother, Theodore Robertson.

A dual committal service is planned for 11 a.m. Wednesday, at the Weeks family plot at the Town of Catskill cemetery, with Chaplain (Major) Lee Hardgrove, Division Chaplain, 42nd Infantry, N.Y. National Guard, officiating.

Relatives and friends will meet at 10:45 a.m. at the Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home, 139 Jefferson Heights, Catskill.


April 23, 2002

ARTHUR L. BRANTLEY
Foundry worker

Catskill – Arthur L. Brantley, 70, of Summit Avenue, Catskill, died Saturday evening April 20, 2002, at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.

He was born Aug. 4, 1931, in Sharon, Ga., son of the late Artis Brantley and Lizzie (Graham) Brantley.

Mr. Brantley was an employee of American Valve Company in Coxsackie, prior to his retirement. Later he worked for Wormuth Brothers Foundry in Athens,

Surviving are 10 children, Arthur Jr., John, Sharon, Ruby, Artis, Jerome and Janiero Brantley, all of Catskill and Carlotta and Paula Brantley of Florida, 20 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife Shirley Elizabeth Brantley on Oct. 3, 1993, a brother, Leonard Gresham, and a son, Leslie Brantley.

Calling hours will be noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church, Grandview Avenue, Catskill. The funeral will be at 1p.m. with the Rev. Moses Carter officiating. Interment will be in the Catskill Rural Cemetery.


April 23, 2002

PAUL H. BUSCHER
Millwright

Preston Hollow – Paul H. Buscher, 57, formerly of Cornwallville, died suddenly at his home in Homestead, Fla.

Born June 1, 1944, in New York City, he was the son of the late Hulmuth and Dorothy Buscher.

Mr. Buscher served in the U.S. Navy and was a millwright working in various locations.

Survivors include a son, Tom Buscher of Greenville; two daughters, Amy Acker of Purling and Lindsey Buscher of Missouri; four grandchildren; and a brother Robert Buscher of Summerfield, Fla.

A memorial service will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at the Preston Hollow Church in Preston Hollow.

Interment will be in the Cornwallville Cemetery.


April 23, 2002

ALFRED HIRSCH
Diesel engineer

Greenville – Alfred Hirsch, 89, of Bates Hollow, died Sunday, April 21, 2002 of mesothelioma.

Born April 9, 1913 in Brooklyn, he was the son of Anson and Martha Hirsch.

Mr. Hirsch worked in his father’s bakery until his interest in the emerging field of diesel engineering led him to study in California. During World War II, he was a marine engineer and inspector of operation and maintenance for the Army Transport Service at the Brooklyn Army Base.

After the war, Mr. Hirsch worked for 50 years as chief engineer on various tugboats and ship lines including Tracy Towing, Red Star and Hess lines.

Starting in 1950, Mr. Hirsch’s drive and creativity allowed him to build his home, Twin Ponds, in Bates Hollow. This farm complex was a labor of love that occupied him constantly up (to) the last weeks of his life.

He was introduced to this area by his uncle, Al Leatherman, who moved there from New York City in 1940.

Mr. Hinsch’s inexhaustible energy, generosity and wit immediately earned him the admiration and friendship of all those who met him.

Survivors include his wife of 20 years Elizabeth Kostro Hirsch; a son, Alfred Jr. of New Haven, Conn.; a brother, Sigmund, and niece, Linda of New York City; as well as a niece, Nancy, and nephew, Jack, of New Jersey; as well as many cousins and friends.

Mr. Hirsch was predeceased by his first wife, Emma Cazazza Hirsch, and brothers, Charles and Lucien.

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

Services will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday from the funeral home.

Interment will be in the Potter Hollow Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to the Community Hospice of Columbia-Greene, Catskill.


April 23, 2002

JULIA MANETTA
Greenville Resident

Red Hook – Julia Manetta, 86, of Greenville, formerly of Tivoli and Valley Stream, died Sunday, April 21, 2002, at the Thompson Home in Rhinebeck.

Born Oct. 9, 1915, in Brooklyn, she was the daughter of Natalie and Giuseppe Bove Simone.

From 1984 to 1994, Mrs. Manetta worked in housekeeping at Ferncliffe Nursing Home in Rhinebeck.

She was a parishioner of both St. Sylvia’s Church in Tivoli and St. John the Baptist Church in Greenville.

On Jan. 17, 1937, at St. Boniface Church in Elmont, she married Robert Manetta. Mr. Manetta died Sept 3, 2001.

Survivors include a daughter, Josephine McNeil of Tivoli; and a son, Gaetano “Tom” Manetta of Tivoli; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Manetta was predeceased by a sister, Flora, and three brothers, Frank, James and Joseph Simone.

Calling hours will be 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Burnett, Rockefeller & Hand Funeral Home, 7461 S. Broadway, Red Hook. Prayers will be offered at 5:30 p.m.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered 11 a.m. Thursday at the St. Sylvia’s Church in Tivoli.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Sylvia’s Church, P.O. Box 95, 104 Broadway, Tivoli, N.Y, 12583.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Kenneth G. Diek, Burnett, Rockefeller & Hand Funeral home, Red Hook.


April 23, 2002

LYNN McGLYNN
Arrangements incomplete

Catskill – Lynn McGlynn, long-time Palenville area resident, died Monday, April 22, 2002, at Beneditine Hospital in Kingston. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Traver & McCurry Funeral Home, 234 Jefferson Heights, Catskill, are incomplete.


April 24, 2002

JOHN T. DORN
Arrangements incomplete

Greenport – John T. Dorn died Tuesday April 23, 2002 at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Valenti & Richards Funeral home, 700 Town Hall Drive, are incomplete.


April 24, 2002

DORIS M. HEMPSTEAD
Member of Greene County Historical Society

Freehold – Doris M. Hempstead, 79 of Freehold, died suddenly Tuesday, April 23, 2002, at her home.

Born Oct. 30, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Anna (Powers) Blakeslee.

Mrs. Hempstead enjoyed bowling and fishing and a good game of pinochle on occasion.

She was well known as one of the area’s finest genealogist, having traced back many area families histories, some as far back as the Mayflower.

Mrs. Hempstead was a member pf the Freehold Vol. Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary, the Freehold Village Improvement Association, the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Greene County Historical Society and the Greenville Area Historical Society.

Survivors include three daughters, Sharon Pugsley and her husband Patrick (Rick) of Cairo, Rhonda Julig and her husband James of East Durham and Gloria Duncan and her husband Ronnie of Medusa; a son Richard Hempstead and his fiancée Jill Huffman of Freehold; 13 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Patricia Teller of Greenville, and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Hempstead was predeceased by her husband Everett Hempstead in 1998, a granddaughter Kimberly Ann Goff in 1972, a sister, Betty Whitbeck, and a brother, Bruce Blakeslee, Sr.

Calling hours will be 6 to 9 p.m. Friday from the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 Route 81, Greenville.

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday from the funeral home.

Interment will be in the Freehold Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Greenville Area Historical Society, c/o Don Teator, 3979 County Route 67, Freehold, or the Freehold Congregational Christian Church Restoration Fund.


April 24, 2002

GEORGE KLEINMEIER IV
Loved church and baseball

Round Top – George John Paul Kleinmeier IV, 15 died Sunday April 7, 2002.

George was born in Dallas, Feb. 22, 1987. He battled leukemia for several months with grace and dignity.

He lived for a while in Round Top and attended the Cairo-Durham Middle School for the year 1999. He loved his church and baseball, and is remembered as being bright and fun-loving. His love of baseball attracted him to the Cairo Little League, where Coach Wally Shelly gave him the game ball for three different games.

Surviving are his father, George Paul Kleinmeier III, stepmother, Gloria Kleinmeier; sisters, Amanda, Gloria, and Holly of Round Top; brothers, Timothy and Matthew; grandparents, George and Nancy Kleinmeier of Round Top; uncles, Jim and Daniel Kleinmeier of Round Top; and an aunt, Kathleen, and her husband, Dan Mottle of Round Top.

Donations in George’s memory may be made to the Cairo Little League, P.O. Box 245, Cairo, NY, 12413.


April 24, 2002

LYNN M. McGLYNN
Registered nurse

Palenville – Lynn M. McGlynn, a longtime resident of the Palenville area, died Monday, April 22, 2002, at Benedictine Hospital in Kingston.

She was born June 1, 1953 in Brooklyn, daughter of Dorothy M. (Shanley) Hedges of Palenville and the late John J. Stanley Sr.

Mrs. McGlynn was a registered nurse at Columbia-Greene Long Term Care in Catskill, prior to her illness. She was predeceased by a brother John J. Stanley Jr.    

Surviving are her husband, Brian McGlynn of Palenville, three daughters, Holly A. and Billy Hoyt of Hensonville, and Megan M. McGlynn and Ashley J. McGlynn of Palenville, a son, Brian V. McGlynn of Palenville; five brothers, Bruce D. and Gina Shanley, Dennis M. Shanley, Daniel M. Shanley, Thomas and Cindy Shanley and Raymond and Michele Shanley, all of Palenville, a sister-in-law, Elysee Shanley of Palenville, a grandson, Dylan Hoyt of Hensonville and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Traver & McCurry Funeral Home, 234 Jefferson Heights, Catskill. Funeral services will be 9:15 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at the Sacred Heart Church, Route 32A, Palenville. The Rev. William J. Winkler will be officiating. Interment will follow at Palenville Cemetery.


April 24, 2002

ELISHA VAN DEUSEN III
Professor of biology

Viejo, Calif. – Elisha Blackmar Van Deusen III, 58, died Friday, Jan. 18, 2002, while vacationing in Switzerland.

He was born Aug. 5, 1943 in Catskill, where he lived until attending Houghton College in western New York state. There he studied biology as well as Greek and philosophy.

While there, he met and married Nancy Mostert of Wheaton, Ill, a piano performance player. He received his PhD in Biology under the eminent embriologist, Robert Briggs, in December 1972, at Indiana University.

The following year he accepted a fellowship to work with Dr. Walter Gehring in the newly founded biocenter at the University of Basel, Switzerland. He and his wife, Nancy, remained in Basel for 12, years, raising their son “Ely”, and becoming a part of the Swiss-German culture.

The family moved to southern California in 1983 where he did research at UCLA. In 1986, he accepted a position at Biola University in the biology department.

Over the years, he became known as “Dr. Van” to his students. He was a beloved professor, a skilled writer, an avid photographer and a weekend gardener.

He had done extensive traveling to such places as Australia, Egypt, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Hawaii as well as many countries in Europe.

His death was the result of an unexpected heart attack while he was sleeping.

Survivors include his wife Nancy Van Deusen and a son, Elisha B. Van Deusen IV, both of Viejo, Calif., his mother, Janet O. Van Heest of Titusville, Fla., his sisters, Ann Garwood of Glastonbury, Conn., and Leslie Philipot of Titusville, Fla., as well as many in-laws and cousins.

His burial took place in Switzerland outside the City of Basel.

Memorial services were held at Biola University.


April 25, 26, 2002

MARIE QUIGLEY BURKE
Retired secretary, Department of Correctional Services

Coxsackie – Marie Quigley Burke, 88 died Tuesday, April 23, 2002 at Columbia Memorial Hospital, in Hudson after a brief illness.

Born Oct. 9, 1913, in Coxsackie, she was the daughter of the late Edna Armstrong and Percey F. Quigley.

Mrs. Burke was a graduate of the Albany Business College and was a retired secretary of the New York State Department of Correctional Services. Prior to that she had been a manager of the Quigley Insurance Agency.

She had also been active in the management of the Coxsackie Theater and in the 1938 had been appointed as the first female collector of taxes by the Internal Revenue Service in Albany.

She was a member of St. Mary’s Church, the St. Mary’s Rosary Society, and was an active member of the Coxsackie Senior Citizens.

Survivors include a daughter, Joan (Mrs. Matthew Kenick) and a son, Thomas J. Burke, both of Coxsackie; five grandchildren, including Burke D. Wallace of Braintree, Mass., Scott M. Wallace of North Augustus, S.C., Shawn Wallace of Melbourne, Fla., Michelle Burke of Ardsley and James J. Burke of Newport Beach, Calif.; and three great-grandchildren, Aaron, Lindsey and Lauren of North Augustus, S.C.

Mrs. Burke was predeceased by her husband, Joseph B. Burke, and a brother, Donald F. Quigley.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 a.m. Thursday, April 25, from the W.C. Brady’s Sons Funeral Home, 97 Mansion St., Coxsackie.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Friday at St. Mary’s Church in Coxsackie.

Memorial donations may be made to the Coxsackie Rescue Squad, or Mary’s Memorial Society.


April 26, 2002

CHARLOTTE BOUJU
Round Top resident

Round Top – Charlotte Bouju, 79, previously of Round Top, died Thursday, April 25, 2002, at the Eden Park Nursing Home in Catskill where she had been a resident.

Born Nov. 26, 1922 in Germany, she was the daughter of the late William and Fredia Krueger.

Survivors include a son, Frank Bouju of Leeds; a daughter, Michelle Bouju of Westbury; a granddaughter, Kim Chalnik of Oakhurst, N.J.; a grandson, Christopher Bouju of Gardiner, a granddaughter, Micheline Kimmel of Waltham, Mass.; a great-grandson, Max Chalnik; a great-granddaughter, Rachel Chalnik; and a great-granddaughter, Abigail Kimmel.

Mrs. Bouju was predeceased by her husband, Roger Bouju, in 1988.

Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Millsapugh Camerato Funeral Home, 139 Jefferson Heights, Catskill.

Services will be conducted 7:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Pastor Victor Nelson of the Resurrection Lutheran Church will be officiating.

Interment will be Saturday in the Rose Hills Memorial Park in Putnam Valley.


April 26, 2002

ALLAN SPENCE
Carpenter

Earlton – Allan Spence, 88, of Earlton, died Thursday, April 25, 2002 at Newton Memorial Hospital in Newton, N.J.

Born in Canada, Mr. Spence grew up in Kearny, N.J. and lived in Secaucus, N.J., before moving to Earlton in 1957.

He was a carpenter and retired at the age of 62.

Mr. Spence was a member of the Earlton Volunteer Fire Company.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Winifred Beckmeyer Spence; three sons, Allan Spence of East Stroudsburg, Pa., Kevin Spence of New City and Michael Spence of Andover Townshop, N.J.; three daughters, Janet Vallese of Palisades Park, N.J., Donna Conklin of Andover, N.J., and Lori O’Brien of Clinton; 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Smith McCracken Funeral Home, 63 High St., Newton, N.J.

Rite of Committal will be conducted 9:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home followed by a 10:30 a.m. Funeral Liturgy at Good Shepard Roman Catholic Church, Route 517, Andover Borough, N.J.

Entombment will be at St. Joseph’s Cemetery Mausoleum in Newton, N.J.

Memorial donations may be made to the Earlton Volunteer Fire Company, Earlton, N.Y. 12508 or Andover Township Fire Department, 625 Limecrest Road, Newton, N.J. 07860.


April 26, 27, 2002

FRANK VANDERPYLE
Rural mail carrier

Freehold – Frank VanderPyle, 81, of Freehold, died suddenly April 24, 2002 at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.

He was born in Patterson, N.J., on Nov. 25, 1920, son of the late Jacob VanderPyle and Laura (Bruen) VanderPyle.

Mr. VanderPyle served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was one of the “90-Day Wonders” of the 391st Bomb Squad, 34th Bomb Group. Upon his discharge from the service he moved to the Catskill Mountains, where he was a carpenter and home builder. He was also a rural mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service at the Freehold Post Office. He retired in 1987 and pursued his life-long dream of writing and publishing books of true stories. Several of his true novels and stories are on the market today. Mr. VanderPyle was also an avid golfer and a former manager and coach of local Little League and Babe Ruth baseball teams.

Surviving are his wife, Alice (Alnor) VanderPyle; a son, Frank (Bud) VanderPyle of Freeport; a daughter, Carrie Taranova of Lakeland, Fla.; three grandsons, Todd, Jeffery and Seth Taranova; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Ella Rysavy of Freehold; and a brother, Charles VanderPyle of New Jersey.

Calling hours are 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 Route 81, Greenville. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Freehold Cemetery.

Contributions in Mr. VanderPyle’s memory may be made to the Greenville Center Baptist Church.


April 27, 2002

JAMES J. CONNORS
World War I veteran

Catskill – James J. Connors, 81, of Boulder City, Ne., and formerly of Catskill, died Wednesday April 3, 2002 at his home after suffering a heart attack.

Born Jan. 26, 1921, in Brocton, Mass., Mr. Connors was the son of the late James H. Connors and Sarah (Condon) Connors.

During World War II he served as Aviation machinist Mate First Class aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Boxer. He retired in 1971, after 30 years, from the Marquette Cement Company. He then owned and operated the Catskill Trailer Sales & Rentals on Route 385 until he moved west in 1977 for the past 25 years he has resided in Boulder City, Ne.

Mr. Connors met Edith Schermerhorn during their teen-age years; they were married in 1943. They had eight children, including daughters Judy Lee Dolan of Athens, JoAnne Tanzini of Midland, Mich., Sandra Wallace of Coxsackie, Patricia Langevin of Huntersville, N.C., and Natasha McCombs of Littleton, Colo., sons Richard of Plymouth, Mich., Gary of Catskill and Jeffrey of Mesa, Az. He is also survived by 19 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one sister, Mary Davenport of Casa Grande, Az.

Three sisters, Marguerite Onderdonk of Anaheim, Calif., Louise Reischer of Ontario, Calif. And an infant sister Delores, predeceased him.

Cremation took place at the Palm Mortuary in Henderson, Ne. A memorial mass will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Heart Association.


April 29, 2002

JAMES WEBSTER
Truck driver

Hudson – James Webster, 42 of Hudson, died Friday, April 26, 2002, in Saugerties.

Born Dec. 13, 1959 in Catskill, he was the son of Eileen Haggerty Webster and the late Raymond Webster.

Mr. Webster had six years of college and served in the U.S. Marine Corps.

He was a truck driver for CRA Trucking Co., Landing, N.J.

Mr. Webster belonged to the Cairo chapter of the American Legion, the Hudson Moose Lodge and Federation of Polish Sportsmen. He was a former member and past president of Round Top Raiders Snowmobile Club.

Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife Pauline Webster of Hudson; two daughters, Toni Lynne Iaccino of Rhinebeck and Eva Marie Perry and her husband Andre Perry of Hudson; one grandson, Alonzo Perry of Hudson; one brother, Raymond Webster III of Kinderhook one sister, Kathleen Bahl of Kingston; as well as nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Calling hours will be 1 to 4 p.m. Monday at Bates & Anderson Funeral Home, 110 Green St. Hudson.

Services will be conducted 4 p.m. Monday from the funeral home with Chuck Polacco of the American Legion officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Toys for Tots.


April 30, 2002

ALFRED K. WALDE
Active RSVP volunteer

Catskill – Alfred K. Walde, 96, of Catskill, died Friday, April 26, 2002 in the Columbia-Greene Hospice Unit at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.

Born Aug. 22, 1905 in Chemitz, Germany, he came to America in 1923.

Mr. Walde was a very active with the RSVP program of the Greene County Department of the Aging for many years. He delivered meals, took people to doctors appointments and the Senior Service Center in Catskill, as well as volunteering at the center, calling bingo, cleaning up and handling various other tasks.

He was a member of the Improved Order of Redmen for 438 years, a member of the Masons and a member of the New York State Watchmaker’s Association.

Survivors include three children, John Walde of Catskill Alfred Walde of Charleston, Maine and Martha Ott of Cobleskill; four granddaughters, and seven great-grandchildren.

Mr. Walde was predeceased by his long time companion, Edythe Stockinger.

In death, as in life, Mr. Walde was always thinking of others. He donated his body to Albany Medical College for medical research.

A memorial service will be conducted 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Senior Center located in the American Legion Hall on Greene Street, Catskill.

Memorial donations may be made to the Greene County Department of the Aging.


April 30, 2002

LOUIS (FRITZ) K. SCHEPP
Retired from New York State Department of Transportation

Cairo – Louis (Fritz) K. Schepp, 72, of Cairo, died Saturday, April 27, 2002 after a long illness.

Mr. Schepp served in the United States Army from 1949-1951. He retired from the New York State Department of Transportation in 1985, after 28 years of service.

Survivors include his wife Anna M. (Beaune) Schepp; six children, Carol Hausmann of Feura Bush, Louis Schepp Jr. of Round Top; Edward Schepp of Greenville; Linda Feit of Freehold; Robert Schepp of Cairo; 15 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Calling hours will take place 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Richards Funeral Home, 383 Bross St. Cairo.

Funeral services will take place 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Retta Lykens officiating.

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


April 30, 2002

GEORGE A. BRIZZIE
Auto mechanic

Hudson – George A. Brizzie, 59, of Gahbauer Road, Hudson, died Friday, April 26, at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson, after a long illness.

Born Aug. 16, 1942 in Ancram, he was the son of the late Clayton and Edity (Wilbur) Brizzie.

Mr. Brizzie was an auto mechanic at Stan’s Auto Body.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia Brizzie, five sons, George Brizzie, George Brizzie, George Brizzie, David Brizzie, and Michael Brizzie, two daughters, Cheryl Counes and Sarah Brizzie, seven grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be conducted 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Valentia and Richards Funeral Home, 700 Town Hall rive, Hudson.

Funeral services will take place 6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Rev. Hyoung Dock Yoo, of the Methodist Church in Germantown will officiate.

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


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