Obituaries from the Daily Mail
June 2002

Transcribed by Sharon DePuy
Obituaries provided by Sylvia Hasenkopf


June 4, 2002 

HELEN R JENKINS
Realtor

COXSACKIE B- Helen R. Jenkins, 94, of Fairy Court, Sleepy Hollow Lake, Coxsackie, died May 31, 2002 at Barnwell Health Facility in Valatie after a long illness.

Born Jan. 14, 1908 in the Bronx, she was the daughter of the late Bernard and Isabel (Lang) Riegel.

She moved from Westchester County to Sleepy Hollow Lake more than 10 years ago.

Mrs. Jenkins was a professional Realtor and teacher, and owned and operated Jenkins and Dubbs Real Estate in Scarsdale, N.Y.

Survivors include her son, Thomas R. Jenkins of Fairy Court, Sleepy Hollow Lake, Coxsackie; two grandsons, David Jenkins of Avon, N.Y. and Joseph Jenkins of Raleigh, N.C.; and two great-grandchildren.

Private Mass of Christian Burial took place Monday at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church in Athens. Pastor Richard Doyle was the celebrant.

Interment followed next to her late husband, Thomas J. Jenkins, who predeceased her in 1997, at St. Mary's Cemetery in Coxsackie.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.


June 5, 2002

ROBERT J. HEMPSTEAD
World War II veteran

PRESTON HOLLOW B- Robert J. Hempstead, 77, of Preston Hollow, died Tuesday, June 4, 1002 at St. Peter's Hospital in Albany.

Born Aug. 29, 1924 in Detroit, he was the son of the late Clifford and Dorothy (Tessmer) Hempstead.

Mr. Hempstead served his country during World War II in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1943 through 1946, taking part in three major battles in the South Pacific and receiving the APT ribbon and Bronze Star and Philippine Liberation Ribbon with Bronze Star.

He was the proprietor of Eveready Sport & Hobby Shop in Bloomfield, N.J. until he retired.

Mr. Hempstead was a member of the Tri-Town Memorial VFW Post 7229.

Survivors include his three daughters, Lois Winans of Preston Hollow, Paula Baitsholts of Ravena and Kathy DeMarino and her husband, Bob, of Bloomfield, N.J.; a son, Donald Hempstead of Greenville; a sister, Dorothy Bartlett of Detroit; and six grandchildren.

Mr. Hempstead was predeceased by his beloved wife, Irene (Keiwra) Hempstead and a sister, Marilyn Hempstead.

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

Funeral services will be 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. John the Baptist Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Rensselaerville Volunteer Ambulance, P.O. Box 182, Rennselaerville, N.Y. 12147.


June 6, 2002

RUTH I. BRENNAN
Lifelong resident

ATHENS B- Ruth I. Brennan, 88, of 77 N. Washington St., Village of Athens, died Nov. 4, 2002 [sic] at Columbia Memorial Hospital Hudson, after a brief illness.

She was born Nov. 19 1913, daughter of the late Alonzo Hotaling and Dasy (Dedrick) Hotaling.

Mrs. Brennan was a lifelong resident of Athens, a communicant of St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church of Athens, a member of the Senior Citizens of Athens and a member of the Volunteer Crafters.

Surviving are two sons, Vincent Brennan Jr. And Terrance Brennan, both of Athens; five grandchildren, Coleen Schubert, Steven Brennan, Suzanne Brennan, Christine Brennan and Shelley Brennan; two great-grandchildren, Zachary Schubert and Rebecca Esposito; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are 4 to 8 0.m. Thursday at Richard Funeral Home, 28 North Vernon St., Athens. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. Patrick=s Roman Catholic Church, Washington Avenue, Athens. The Rev. Richard Doyle, Pastor, will be the celebrant.

Interment will follow in the family plot at the Mt. Hope Cemetery, Athens, next to her late husband, Vincent Brennan Sr.


June 10, 2002

LORETTA AUER
Secretary

GREENVILLE C Loretta Auer, 68, of East Durham, died Saturday, June 8 2002 at St. Peter=s Hospital in Albany after a short illness.

Born March 27, 1934, in Manhattan, she was the daughter of the late John and Delia (Haddigan) Clarke.

She was a retired Secretary having worked for the Arch Diocese, C.Y.O. of Scouting in New York City.

She was a former member of the Legion of Mary.

Survivors include her husband, Richard T. Auer; a son, Richard S. Auer of Santa Fe, N.M.; and a sister, Mary Ellen Mack of Buttzville, N.J.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday from the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 Route 81, Greenville.

Services will be 10:15 a.m. Thursday from the funeral home, with an 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial from Our Lady of Knock Shrine, East Durham.

Interment will be in the Winston Cemetery, East Durham.

Memorial donations may be made to Mt. St. Francis, 250 South St., Peeksville, N.Y. 10566, or Our Lady of Knock Shrine, East Durham, N.Y. 12423.


June 10, 2002

KARL G BOOG
Machinist

Palenville - Karl Gunther Boog, 70, of Palenville, died Saturday, June 8, 2002 at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Albany following a brief illness.

Mr. Boog was born in Twifligen, Germany, on Feb. 26, 1932 to the late Wilhelm and Adeline Boog, and immigrated to the United States in 1952.

He served in the U.S. Army Infantry with C Company in the 2nd Airborne Division from 1957 to 1959, earning the Parachutist Badge and Letter of Commendation.

He married the former Ursula Ecklert on April 15, 1961.

Mr. Boog was a machinist for North American Phillips in Saugerties until his retirement.

Survivors include his wife, Ursula Boog of Catskill; their three children, Monika Provenzano of Glasco, Edmund Boog of Sun Valley, Nev., and Nancy Broyles of Palenville; six grandchildren, Leslie, Jeremy, Andrea, Andrew, Matthew and Gregory; two brothers, and one sister in Germany, in addition to many nieces and nephews.

Mr. Boog was predeceased by his son, Michael Boog of Palenville on Nov. 28 1987.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, June 13, at the Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home, 139 Jefferson Heights, Catskill, with Pastor Victor A. Nelson of the Resurrection Lutheran Church in Cairo officiating.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Private cremation will be conducted at the Albany Rural Crematorium.


June 10, 11, 12, 2002

DEBRA FLORAK BREUNIG
Veterinarian clinic supervisor for University of Tennessee

Catskill - Debra Florek Breunig, 47, of Albany, died Friday, June 7, 2002 at Albany Medical Center where she had been a patient since June 2. 

Ms. Breunig was born in Catskill on July 2, 1954, to Arbeatrice Clapper Florek and the late Stanley Florek. 

She was a graduate of Coxsackie-Athens High School and had been a supervisor of the veterinarian clinic at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, prior to her long illness.

Survivors include her mother, Arbeatrice Florek of West Coxsackie; a brother, John Florek of Fulton; two uncles, Harold Clapper of Angier, N.C. and George Clapper of Catskill; an aunt, Mrs. Harry (Susan) Kniffen of Coxsackie; and several cousins.

Ms. Breunig was predeceased by her father, Stanley Florek, on Oct. 26, 1999.

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

Services will be 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 12, at the funeral home. Interment will follow at the Town of Catskill Cemetery.


June 10, 2002

CLIFFORD CHASE
Loved hunting and country music

Greenville - Clifford Leslie Chase V, 18, of Cornwallville, beloved son of Clifford (Buddy) Chase IV of Medusa, and Lucinda Woodworth Beckers of Zephyrillis, Fla., died Wednesday evening, June 5, 2002, as a result of an automobile accident on Route 145 in the Town of Durham.

He is survived by his parents, loving sister Jessica, brothers Josh and Joey Chase and Will Beckers, many aunts, uncles and cousins, his grandparents Clifford Chase III and Janice Chase, and William and Barbara Woodworth, and his great-grandparents Clifford Chase Jr. And John and Doris Clickman.

Clifford attended Cairo-Durham High School and was employed by D&K Trucking Co. Of Albany. He loved hunting, riding his ATV, country music and spending time with family and friends. He was always willing to go out of his way to help anyone. He has touched the hearts and lives of so many and will be dearly missed by all.

Relatives and friends may call at the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 Route 81, Greenville on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. Interment will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Medusa Cemetery in Medusa. Those who desire may contribute in his memory to the charity of their choice.


June 10, 2002

RUDOLPH MEDYNSKI
Architect

Greenville -  Rudolph Medynski, 85, of Oak Hill, died Saturday, June 8, 2002 at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.

He was born in Jersey City, N.J., Oct. 10, 1916, son of the late Rudolph and Anna (Wirczak) Medynski.

Mr. Medynski was a retired architect having worked on hospitals, schools and churches in the New York City and New Jersey areas.

He served with Company M. 350th Inf. 88th Div. A machine gunner he landed in Casablanca and saw action at Mintorno, the Gutav Line, the Gothic Line, Po Valley, Casetra, Roma, Aimo, Bologna, Genoa, Verona, Volterra, Mt. Bataglia, Mt. Grande and was in "The Big Push" up the boot on May 11. The 88th Division was named "The Blue Devils" by Axis Sally, a turncoat spy for Germany.

He was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received in action. He was a member of the Durham Valley Post 1416 American Legion, and a live member of the DAV. He was also a charter member of the Literacy Volunteers of Columbia and Greene Counties and a Charter Member and First President of Friends of the Cairo Library.

Survivors include his daughter, Ann Medynski of Oak Hill; a brother Msgr. Frank Medynski of Stamford, Conn.; and a sister, Mary Deere of Eatontown, N.J.

His wife Amalia (Hardlovic) Medynski predeceased him in 1994.

Funeral service will be 10:15 a.m. Wednesday from the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 Route 81, Greenville, with a Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. from Our Lady of Knock Shrine, East Durham.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Interment will be in the Greenville Cemetery.


June 10, 2002

THELMA AGNES WADE
Former Catskill resident

Catskill - Thelma Agnes Wade, 78, former long-time Catskill and Bradenton, Fla. resident, died Saturday, June 8, 2002 at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson after a long illness.

Born Dec. 26, 1923 in Albany, she was the daughter of the late Theodore and Edna (Hallenbeck) Czech.

Mrs. Wade was an employee of New York Telephone and AT&T for many years prior to her retirement.

She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America.

Survivors include two sons, John L. Wade and wife Susan of East Amherst, N.Y. and Theodore J. Wade and wife Afra of Murphy, N.C.; her beloved sister, Donna Hodor and husband Robert of West Copake; five grandchildren, Michael Wade, Amanda Wade, Daniel Wade, Aaron Wade and Afra Wade; and one great-granddaughter, Breanna Renee Wade.

Mrs. Wade was predeceased by her husband, Leslie J. Wade on June 15 1988; and two brothers, Charles Clay of Coxsackie and Ronald Post of Oneonta.

A memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 9:30 a.m. Monday, June 10, at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, Bridge St., Catskill. The Rev. Richard Jacobs will be officiating.

Mrs. Wade will be interred next to her husband at Mansion Memorial Gardens in Ellenton, Fla.


June 10, 2002

EDWARD WATTS
Arrangements incomplete

Cairo - Edward Watts, 78, of Maple Lawn Road, Round Top, died Saturday, June 8, 2002, at St. Peter's Hospital in Albany. Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Richards Funeral Home, 383 Bross St., Cairo are incomplete.


June 11, 2002

KATHRYN P. CHADWICK
Was born in Valatie

Philmont - Kathryn P. Chadwick, 87, formerly of Main Street, Philmont, did [sic] Monday June 10, 2002 at Pine Haven Nursing Home.

She was born July 21 1914 in Valatie, daughter of the late William and Julia (Root) Plass.

Mrs. Chadwick was employed a cook at Pine Haven Nursing Home before retiring. She was a member of the United Methodist Women's Guild; a member of Adelphia Rebecca Lodge; and a member of the Philmont Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary.

Surviving are her son, Raymond F. Chadwick of Fort Pierce, Fla.; two daughters, Ellen May Moore of Clermont and Karen C. Barbour of Bethel, Conn.; two grandsons; four granddaughters; 15 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Her husband, Gerald F. Chadwick, died in 2002.

Calling hours will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Bates & Anderson Funeral Home, 110 Green St., Hudson. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Mellenville Union Cemetery.


June 11, 2002

ELWOOD T. GREENE SR.
World War II veteran

Queensbury - Elwood T. (Pete) Greene Sr., of Queensbury, died Monday, June 10, 2002, at Glens Falls Hospital following a short illness.

He was born Aug. 29, 1920 in Hebron, son of the late Henry Greene and Eleanor (Ripley) Greene. He married Imilda (Louise) Greene in 1943 in Bartlesville, Okla.

Mr. Greene joined the U.S. Army in July 1942, serving in Company F of the 351st Infantry. He was a veteran of World War II and received several awards, including the Good Conduct Medal, Combat Infantry Badge and three Bronze stars. He was discharged in February 1950 with the rank of Master Sergeant.

Mr. Greene retired from C.R. Bard in 1982 as Plant Services Supervisor after 20 years of service. He served as a member of the Queensbury Central Volunteer Fire Department. He served as an assistant chief, vice president and director. He was also a life member. He was a past president of the Lower Adirondack Firemen's Association and has the distinction of being Warren County=s first Fireman of the Year. He also served as a Boy Scout leader.

Mr. Greene enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He also enjoyed camping, gardening, fishing and woodworking.

Besides his parents, two brothers, Melvin and Walt; and four sisters, Elizabeth, Dorothy, Mary and Beverly, predeceased him.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Louise; four sisters, Eunity Greene of Glens Falls, Edna Greene of Queensbury, Joyce Groom of Washington, D.C., and Harriet Seybold of Odessa, Texas; four daughters, Sandralee Claxton of Broken Arrow, Okla., and Carole Greene, Judy Davis and Dotti Jones of Glens Falls, five sons, Elwood (Woody) Greene Jr. And his wife Denise of Glens Falls, Rick and his wife Carole of Queensbury, and Matthias (Pat) and his wife Ann of Queensbury; grandchildren Tad Duncan of Alabama, Matt Duncan of Tulsa, Okla., John Davis and Bill Davis of Glens Falls, Rick Davis of South Glens Falls, Angie Knickerbocker of Ticonderoga, Stacy Greene and Erin Greene of Glens Falls, Katrina Chu of Mattawan, N.J., Ken Greene of Coxsackie, Kim Greene of Hudson Falls, Richard Mirando and William Mirando of Coxsackie, Ben Wynn of Boston, Jay Wynn of Stillwater, Chris and Patrick Green of Queensbury, Katelyn Greene of Pepperell, Mass., Kendra nd Kelsey Greene of Queensbury; 12 great-grandchildren; and lifelong friend Walter (Stubby) Twiss of Fort Anne.

Calling hours will be 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the M.B. Kilmer Funeral Home, 136 Main St., South Glens Falls. The Queensbury Central Volunteer Fire Department will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home and at noon at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, 200 Duell Road, Schuylerville.

The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorials should take the form of donations to the Queensbury Central Volunteer Fire Department, 17 Lafayette St., Queensbury, N.Y. 12804; the Bay Ridge Fire Department, 195 Sunnyside Road, Queensbury, N.Y. 12804; or the Queensbury United Methodist Church, 74 Aviation Road, Queensbury, N.Y. 12804.


June 11, 2002

JOHN JOSEPH ONNEMBO
Vietnam veteran

Newport News, VA - John Joseph Onnembo, 67, of Prescott Circle, died Sunday, June 9, 2002.

Mr. Onnembo was born in New York City, the son of the late John Onnembo and the late Mrs. Madeleine Showers Ommembo [sic].

He was a veteran of Vietnam, having retired from the U.S. Army as a Lieutenant Colonel.

Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Marita Scott of Punta Gorda, Fla.; a niece, Lisa Scott of Kingston; two nephews, Christopher Scott and Jeffrey Scott, both of Hunter; and his great-niece, Stephanie Shauger of Kingston.

Private services will be held at a later date.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Cremation Society of Virginia.


June 11, 2002

EDWARD WATTS
Plumber

Round Top -  Edward Watts, 78, of Maple Lawn Road, Round Top, died Saturday, June 8, 2002 at St. Peter's Hospital in Albany following a brief illness.

Born Feb. 13, 1924 in Merrick, Long Island, N.Y., he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Edward Watts.

During World War II, Mr. Watts served in the U.S. Army.

He was a professional plumber, was a very outgoing person, and loved his family.

Survivors include his wife, Frances (Morrison) Watts of Round Top; three sons, Bruce, Brian and Brett Watts; two brothers, William and Bruce; eight sisters, Loretta, Lila, Edna, Fran, Lucy, Pearl, Pat, and Gay; and two grandchildren, Jason and Nathan.

Mr. Watts was predeceased by his brother, Arthur.

Calling hours will be 10:30 to 11 a.m. before the 11 a.m. service at the funeral home.

Services will take place 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Richards Funeral Home, 383 Bross St., Cairo. The Rev. Stan Lemons of the Medway Congregational Church will officiate.

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


June 14, 2002

JEAN THOMAS
Born in New York City

Livingston - Jean Thomas, 83 of Indian Ridge Road, South Cairo, died June 12, 2002 at the Adventist Home, Livingston, where she had been a client since 2001.

Mrs. Thomas was born in New York City, July 12, 1918 and was the daughter of the late Francesco Cecala and Caterina (Cattone) Cecala.

Prior to her retirement, she was employed by the Sperry Rand Instrument Co. Of Long Island.

Surviving is a nephew-in-law, William Ferrioli of Manchester, Conn.

Graveside services will take place at 10 a.m. Friday at the family plot of the East Cemetery, Manchester, Conn., next to her late husband, Edwin A. Thomas.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Richards Funeral Home, 383 Bross St., Cairo.


June 17, 18, 2002

KENNETH MICHAEL FAHEY JR.
Greenville resident

Greenville -  Kenneth Michael Fahey, Jr., 34, of Greenville, died June 15, 2002, at the Albany Medical Center Hospital in Albany.

Born March 12, 1968, in Albany, he was the son of Carol A. Fahey of Greenville, and the late Kenneth Michael Fahey, Sr.

Mr. Fahey was an avid collector of "Mustang" memorabilia.

Surviving in addition to her [sic] mother Carol are his brother, John Ryan, his grandparents Harold and Hope Fairchild, his beloved nieces and nephews Joshua, Justin, and Katie Knowles, Riely and Teller Wood, and Brennon, Kyle and Quinn Ryan. He is also survived by his dear and best friend Marcie Downes.

Calling hours will be 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 state Route 81, Greenville.

A graveside service and interment will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, at the Greenville Cemetery.


June 17, 2002

PATRICK LALLOWAY
Born in Ireland

East Durham -  Patrick Lalloway, 67, of East Durham, formerly of Middle Village, N.Y., died Thursday, June 13, at Columbia Memorial Hospital, in Hudson.

He was born in County Kildare, Ireland, on Aug. 20, 1934, son of the late James and Margaret (Doyle) Lalloway.

Patrick was a retired carpenter having worked for Local 608 of the Carpenters & Joiners Union in New York City.

Surviving are his wife Elizabeth (McVeigh) Lalloway, two sons, Dermot Lalloway of East Durham; Sean Lalloway and his wife Sharon of Danbury, Conn.; two grandchildren Kaitlyn and Jake Lalloway also five sisters, Gertrude Brennan of Yonkers; Eileen O=Dwyer of Australia; Gerlie Delaney and Kitty Neal of England and Nancy Hannigan of Ireland.

Mr. Lalloway was predeceased by a brother, Seamus Lalloway.

Funeral service was held 5:15 p.m. Saturday from the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 state Route 81, Greenville with a Mass of Christian Burial at 6 p.m. at Our Lady of Knock Shrine, East Durham.

Interment followed in the Winston Cemetery, East Durham.

Friends may called [sic] at the funeral home from 3 to 5 p.m. prior to the services.


June 17, 2002

PATRICK LALLOWAY
Born in Ireland

East Durham -  Patrick Lalloway, 67, of East Durham, formerly of Middle Village, N.Y., passed away, Thursday, June 13, at Columbia Memorial Hospital, in Hudson. He was born in County Kildare, Ireland, on Aug. 20, 1934, son of the late James and Margaret (Doyle) Lalloway. Patrick was a retired carpenter having worked for Local 608 of the Carpenters & Joiners Union in New York City. Surviving are his wife Elizabeth (McVeigh) Lalloway, two sons, Dermot Lalloway of East Durham; Sean Lalloway and his wife Sharon of Danbury, Conn.; two grandchildren Kaitlyn and Jake Lalloway also five sisters, Gertrude Brennan of Yonkers; Eileen O=Dwyer of Australia; Gerlie Delaney and Kitty Neal of England and Nancy Hannigan of Ireland. Mr. Lalloway was predeceased by a brother, Seamus Lalloway. Funeral service was held 5:15 p.m. Saturday from the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 state Route 81, Greenville with a Mass of Christian Burial at 6 p.m. at Our Lady of Knock Shrine, East Durham. Interment followed in the Winston Cemetery, East Durham. Friends may called [sic] at the funeral home from 3 to 5 p.m. prior to the services.


June 18, 2002

JOSEPH KANE SR.
World War II veteran

Greenville - Joseph Kane Sr., 74, of Greenville, died Sunday, June 16, 2002 at his home.

Born Aug. 18, 1927 in Hamptonburgh, N.Y. he was the son of the late George A. and Lidia (Cummings) Kane.

Mr. Kane was formerly employed by Laborers Local 190 in Glenmont.

He served his country during World War II and was a member of the Greenville American Legion Post 291.

Survivors are his wife Norma (Brush) Kane Jr., and his wife Genevieve of Colonie; a son, Martin Kane and his wife Tammy of Norton Hill; a daughter, Carol Kane of Greenville; three grandchildren, Genevieve, Kaaly and Joseph Kane; three brothers, Harry Kane of Salem, Ore., Richard Kane of Montgomery, N.Y. and Henry Kane of Vailsgate, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Kane was predeceased by several brothers and sisters.

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

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, from the funeral home.

Interment will be in the Westerlo Central Cemetery.


June 18, 2002

MARIE COMENT TRAVER
Longtime resident

Greenville, NC -  Marie Coment Traver, 96, died Saturday, June 15, 2002. 

Mrs. Traver lived in Ravena until 1944 when she moved to West Athens where she worked for American Valve Co. For 26 years, retiring in 1970. She moved to Greenville, N.C. in 1997.

Surviving are her daughter, Gloria T. Manning of Greenville, N.C.; three grandchildren, John G. Manning of Sterling, Va., David G. Manning of Sterling, Va., and Timothy G. Manning of Raleigh, N.C.; three great-grandchildren, Justin M. Manning, Sherrie A. Brisson and Bradley C. Manning; a great-great-granddaughter, Taylor N. Brisson; and a number of nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Richards Funeral Home, 29 North Vernon St., Athens. A private interment will be held at Riverside Cemetery in Coxsackie.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, Carolinas Chapter, 5019 Nations Crossing, Suite 217, Bldg. 7, Charlotte, N.C. 28217.


June 19, 2002

BRUCE S. SHOWERS
Carpenter

Tannersville - Bruce S. Showers, 67, of Tannersville, died Monday, June 17, 2002, at his residence.

Born in Tannersville, he was the son of Elmer and Elma (Holcomb) Showers.

Mr. Showers was a retired carpenter with Union Local 265 Hudson Valley Carpenters.

He was a member of the Tannersville Fire Department and the Kaaterskill United Methodist Church.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the American Legion Bunt Brewer Post 165 of Tannersville.

Survivors include his wife, Berna Young Showers of Tannersville; a son, Stephen James Showers of Tannersville; a daughter, Laura L. Murin of Tannersville; and four grandchildren, Christopher, Sarah, Heather and Molly.

Calling hours will be Thursday, June 20, at the Aston-Basagic Funeral Home, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Services will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday, June 21, at the funeral home. Officiating will be Rev. Gregory Ferriss.

Interment will follow in the Tannersville Evergreen Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Tannersville Fire Department or the Kaaterskill United Methodist Church, Tannersville.


June 20, 2002

THOMAS LANE HOOSE
Formerly employed at Kaz

Catskill -  Thomas Lane Hoose, 50, of 65 North St., Village of Catskill, formerly of Athens and Cairo, died Tuesday, June 18, 2002 at his residence after a long illness.

Born Oct. 6, 1951, in Cairo, he was the son of Frederick Brown of Athens and the late Annamarie (Hoose) Brown.

Mr. Hoose was a member of the W.H. Morton Fire Company of Athens, and a prior employee of Kaz Company of Hudson.

Mr. Hoose served his country in the U.S. Army.

Besides his father, he is survived by his wife, Louise M. (Hoffman) Hoose of Leeds; six sons, Thomas W. Hoose of Leeds, John Hoose of Leeds, Chris Hoose, Jeffery Hoose, Bruce Dunckle of Oneonta, and David Maurer of Catskill; two daughters Tammy Beers of Catskill and Carrie Williams of Hudson; five sisters Sharon Moore of Hudson, Gail Brown of Athens, Bettyann Brown of Athens, Suzanne Bennett of Athens, and Sarah Benoit of Cairo; two brothers, Freddy Brown of Athens and Wayne Brown of Cairo; many grandchildren, nieces and nephews; and one aunt.

He was predeceased by Virginia Miller, a lifetime friend.

Calling hours will be 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the Richards Funeral Home, 28 North Vernon St., Athens.

Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. The Rev. James Osborne, pastor of the Bible Baptist Church of Ghent, will officiate.

Interment will follow in the New Athens Rural Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the family, c/o Thomas W. Hoose, 94 Spahmer Road, Leeds, N.Y. 12451.


June 20, 2002

A. MARIE TUCKER
Former East Durham resident

Cairo -  A. Marie Tucker, 84, formerly of East Durham and of The Pavilion, Catskill, died on Thursday, June 13, 2002, at the Community Hospice at Columbia Memorial Hospital, Hudson. 

Born in Long Island City, N.Y., Oct. 6, 1917, she was the daughter of the late Anna (Stelhing) and William Holz.

Mrs. Tucker was a graduate of Hunter and Smith College and Columbia University. She was a member of the Honor Societies Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Sigma and Sigma Xi.

She worked at the Museum of National History in the Animal Behavior department and retired from the psychology department of Queens College. She enjoyed gardening, travel and her grandchildren.

Survivors include a son, Raymond W. Tucker Jr., his wife Gail and their three children, Raymond, Robert and Bethany of Ava, N.Y.; a daughter, Lorraine Lewis and her children Kristen and Daniel of Cairo; a sister and husband, Doris and Robert Williamson of Flushing, N.Y.

Mrs. Tucker was predeceased by her husband Raymond in 1996.

Calling hours will take place from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., Sunday, at the Richards Funeral Home, 383 Bross St., Cairo.

Services will be conducted 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. The Rev. Robert O'Neara will be officiating.

Private cremation will take place at the Albany Rural Crematory in Menands, N.Y.


June 21, 2002

EDWARD G. SCHNIZER  
Supervisor Long Island Lighting

Cairo - Edward G. Schnizer, 87, of Route 145, Cairo, died suddenly Thursday, June 20, 2002 at Columbia Memorial Hospital, Hudson. 

Born April 11, 1915, in Brooklyn, he was the son of the late Edward F. And Anna (Kleinschnitz) Schnizer. 

Mr. Schnizer had been an area resident for 30 years. During World War II he served his country in the U.S. Army. 

Prior to his retirement he was a supervisor for the Long Island Lighting Company of Hicksville.

His hobby was surfing through the television channels. 

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Lucille (Eberline) Schnizer of Cairo; a daughter, Mrs. Stephen (Diane) Grundel of Cairo; a son, Gerard Schnizer of Calif.; and a grandson, Christian of Cairo.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m., Monday, June 24, at the Sacred Heart Church, Cairo, with the Rev. Jeremiah Nunan, pastor, as the celebrant.

A calling hour will be 9 to 10 a.m. Monday, one hour before service time.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Richards Funeral Home of Cairo.


 June 22, 2002 

WILLIAM P. FULLING
Owned fire extinguisher business

Brewster - William P. Fulling died Thursday, June 20, 2002, in Kingston. He was 53. 

Mr. Fulling was born Sept. 30, 1948, in the Bronx, son of the late Melvin and Phyllis (McConville) Fulling.

He graduated from Brewster High School and served with the U.S. Army. On Nov. 24, 1970, he married Janet Northrup at St. Lawrence O'Toole Church. She predeceased Mr. Fulling on May 4, 1990.

Mr. Fulling was the owner and operator of William Fulling Fire Extinguishers in Brewster for more than 30 years. In 1987 the Fullings moved to Palenville.

Mr. Fulling is survived by his four children, Brian and Kevin of Palenville, Daniel of South Daytona, Fla., and Jessica Fulling of Round Top; two sisters, Katherine Ennis of Saugerties and Linda Raszl of Yonkers; and a granddaughter, Mackenzie Fulling.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, 10 a.m. at St. Lawrence O'Toole Church. Interment will follow at St. Lawrence O'Toole Cemetery.

Calling hours will be Sunday, June 23, 2002, at the Beecher Funeral Home, 1 Putnam Ave., Brewster from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.


June 22, 2002

GEORGE W. LaMERE JR.  
Terminex Company Technician

Coxsackie - George William LaMere, Jr., 43, of Athens, formerly of Mansion Street, Coxsackie, died Friday, June 21, 2002 at Community Hospice of Columbia Memorial Hospital Hudson.

He was born in Albany on Oct. 20, 1958, and was the son of Dorothy (Whittmore) LaMere of Coxsackie and the late George W. LaMere Sr.

Services will take place Sunday, June 23, 2002, at W.C. Brady's Sons Inc. Funeral Home, 97 Mansion St., Coxsackie at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Stan Lemons, pastor of the Medway Congregational Christian Church in Climax, officiating.

Private cremation will take place on Monday at the Wiltwyck Crematory in Kingston.

Prior to his illness, Mr. LaMere was employed as a technician for the Terminex Company of Albany. Mr. LaMere also was a member of the Athens Volunteer Fire Department. He also served his country in the U.S. Army.

He is survived by his wife, Marsha L. (Sweeney) LaMere of Gloversville; three sons, David M. LaMere and Michael P. LaMere, both of Gloversville, and Richard D. LaMere of Athens; a daughter, Nicole E. LaMere of Gloversville; two sisters, Darlene Knott of Coxsackie and Dolores Williams of Crown Point; and three grandchildren, Jade S. LaMere, Michael D. LaMere and Christina LaMere.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend calling hours on Sunday, June 23, 2002 at the Brady Funeral Home form 6 to 8 p.m.


June 22, 2002

GERALD H. LIEPSHUTZ
Attorney in Catskill 1975-1981

Catskill -  Gerald "Jerry" H. Liepshutz, 53, of 105 High St., Catskill, died Thursday evening, June 20, 2002 at home. He was born July 23, 1948, in Catskill, the son of Bernice (Singer) Liepshutz Tolin of Tallahassee, Fla., and the late Harold Liepshutz.

Mr. Liepshutz was a graduate of Catskill High School, Class of 1966. He graduated form Union College in 1970 with a B.A. Degree and from Syracuse University Law School, Class of 1974, with a Juris Doctorate Degree.

Mr. Liepshutz practiced law in Catskill from 1975 to 1981. In 1976 he was appointed by former New York State Gov. Hugh Carey to the New York State Nuclear-Electric Generation Siting and Environmental Review Board. From 1981 to the present he was an Administrative Law Judge for the New York State Department of Health.

In addition to his mother, Mr. Liepshutz is survived by his wife, Barbara (VanValkenburg) Liepshutz of Catskill; a son, Martin P. Liepshutz and wife Rina, both of Catskill; a daughter, Rachel P. Raftopoulos and husband Peter, both of Arlington, Mass.; a brother Paul Liepshutz of Tallahassee, Fla.; a sister, Mary Beth Hitchcock of Red Hook; two grandchildren, Andrew and Emily Liepshutz, both of Catskill; and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends may call at the Traver & McCurry Funeral Home, 234 Jefferson Heights, Catskill, on Sunday from 3 to 7 p.m. 

Services will be held 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home with Eric Swift, chaplain at Community Hospice of Columbia-Greene, officiating. Interment will follow at the Town of Catskill Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Community Hospice of Columbia-Greene or the American Brain Tumor Association. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.


June 24, 2002

ROSE HELEN HOY  
Formerly of Catskill

Rose Helen Hoy, age 82, formerly of Catskill, died Friday evening June 21 at Gardens Court in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., where she had been a resident.

Mrs. Hoy was born in Albany on Oct. 3, 1919 to the late George Duke and Adeline Cox Fleig. She married the late Joseph Hoy on Oct. 19, 1946.

Mrs. Hoy is survived by her four children: Joseph Duke Hoy, Jr., Patrick Hoy, Michael Hoy and Teri A. Weiss as well as three grandchildren; one brother, Henry Fleig of Albany and three sisters, Louise Patresse of Pa., Ann Cruden of East Greenbush, and Mary Myers of Albany; and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph D. Hoy on April 13, 1983 and brother Duke Fleig and Sister Adeline McCready.

A Prayer Service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at the Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home, 139 Jefferson Heights in Catskill, with clergy from St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church officiating. Friends and relatives are invited to call at the funeral home on Thursday, from noon to 3 p.m. and from 7-9 p.m. Private cremation will be conducted at the Albany Rural Crematorium on Friday. Memorial contributions from Mrs. Hoy may be given to one's own charity of choice.


June 25, 2002

VIRGINIA N. LENNON
Eden Park resident

Catskill - Virginia Natalie Lennon, 78, of Cairo, died Monday, June 24, 2002 at Eden Park Nursing Home, where she had been a patient. 

Mrs. Lennon was born on Oct. 13, 1923, in East Delhi, N.Y. to the late Floyd and Lucille Everett Delamarter. She was the wife of the late Victor Lennon, who predeceased her on Aug. 31, 1993.

Surviving are a son, Victor A. Lennon Jr. and a daughter, Barbara Lennon Hasenkopf, both of Cairo; four grandchildren, Victor Lennon III of Maryland, Verda Trudell of Freehold, Derick Hasenkopf of Cairo and Britni Hasenkopf of Cairo; as well as five great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her sister, Clara Shufelt, and her husband, Victor A. Lennon.

Friends and relatives are invited to call at the funeral home at 1 p.m. Wednesday prior to funeral services, which will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, at the Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home at 139 Jefferson Heights in Catskill, with the Rev. Lee Hardgrove, Pastor of the United Methodist Church officiating.

Interment will follow in the Freehold Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Hospice of Columbia-Greene, at 47 Liberty St., Catskill, N.Y. 12414.


June 25, 2002

WALTER PROPER SR.  
Athens resident

Athens - Walter Proper Sr., 78, died Sunday, June 23, 2002, at the Stratton Veterans Hospital in Albany. 

Born in Albany, he was a World War II veteran. 

Survivors include Cornelia (Corkey) Walter of Florida, Toni Maurer of Coxsackie, Lucy Proper of Athens, Walter Proper of Philmont, Anthony Proper of Athens, Joseph Proper of Athens, and Brenda Mauer of Coxsackie; a brother, William Proper of Watertown; 13 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his wife Rose Proper. 

Services will be private. 

Memorial donations may be made to the American Legion Post No. 187, 2nd St., Athens, N.Y. 12015. 

Arrangments are under the direction of Cremation Funeral Services, 741 Delaware Ave., Delmar, N.Y.


June 25, 2002

ERNEST C. WARNER, SR.
County Highways supervisor

Catskill - Ernest Charles Warner, 84, of Catskill, died Sunday, June 23, 2002 at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson where he had been a patient since June 14.

Mr. Warner was born in Cairo on April 29, 1918 to the late Charles and Lavina Hitchcock Warner. He was employed as an auto mechanic at Eddie's Garage prior to his work at the Court House and retired from the Greene County Highway Department as a supervisor at their Cairo office.

Surviving are his children, Delores Richards of Crystal River, Fla., Shirley M. Smith of Greenville, Kenneth E. Warner of West Palm Beach, Fla., Mrs. William (Kim) Burger of Cairo, and Joy Warner of Catskill; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; a sister Ethel Wetmore of Oak Hill; and five nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Virginia Emma Hazzard Warner, on Oct. 20, 1998; a sister, Madeline Chichester; and a brother, Stanley B. Warner.

Friends and relatives are invited to call at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Wednesday prior to the funeral service, which will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home, 139 Jefferson Heights, Catskill, with the Rev. Lee Hardgrove, pastor of the United Methodist Church officiating.

Interment will follow in the Town of Catskill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Greene Animal Welfare Alliance at P.O. Box 209, Athens, N.Y. 12015.


June 26, 27, 2002

ROBERT M. VANDENBURGH
Retired Maintenance technician for New York State Thruway

West Coxsackie - Robert M. VanDenburgh, 82, of Route 81, West Coxsackie, died Tuesday, June 25, at the Julie Blair Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center of Albany County, after a long illness. 

Born July 22, 1919, he was the son of he [sic] late Manley and Clara (Tryon) VanDenburgh

Prior to his retirement, Mr. VanDenburgh was maintenance technician for the New York State Thruway Authority.

He was a lifetime are resident. He was also employed by the New York Central Railroad at the Selkirk Yard.

Survivors include his son, Robert M. VanDenburgh Jr. of Feura Bush; two sisters, Helene VanDenburgh of Phoenix and Agnas Lampman of Coxsackie; two brothers, John VanDenburgh of Cairo and Edwin VanDenburgh of Catskill; and two grandchildren Gregory and Brian Toth both of Albany.

Besides his parents, Mr. VanDenburgh is predeceased by his wife, Edna M. (Prostler) VanDenburgh in 1973.

Calling hours will take place 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, at the W.C. Brady's Funeral Home, 97 Mansion St., Coxsackie.

Services will take place 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Interment will take place in the Jefferson Rural Cemetery, Catskill, in the family plot, next to his late wife Edna.


June 27, 29, 2002

DAVID R. MARRIOTT
Formerly employed by Owens Corning Co. of Selkirk

Cairo - David R. Marriott, 40, of Route 22, Oak Hill, died Wednesday, June 26, 2002 at his residence after a long illness of 13 years.

Born May 7, 1962, he was the son of Barbara (LaCilare) Marriott of Pulaski, N.Y., and the late Daniel Marriott.

Mr. Marriott had been an area resident for the last 20 years. He was formerly from Athens.

He is a member of the Jehovah Witnesses.

Prior to his illness, he was employed by Owens Corning Company of Selkirk.

Survivors include his wife, Eileen M. (Kotze) Marriott of Oak Hill; two sons, Shawn and Brent of Oak Hill; a daughter, Gabrielle of Oak Hill; five brothers, William, Dennis, Timothy, Mark and John; and three sisters, Diane Losert, Abby Kotze and Barbara Mullins.

Graveside services will take place 10 a.m. Monday, July 1, at the Oak Hill Cemetery in the family plot.

The day of the funeral, everyone is asked to meet at the cemetery.

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


June 29, 2002

VIRGINIA M. CRAWFORD
Catskill Resident

Catskill - Virginia Mildred Crawford, 85, of Catskill died June 28, 2002 at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.

Born May 24, 1917, in Eddyville, she was the daughter of Granville and Irma (Wood) Quick Sr.

Formerly of Kingston and Hurricane, Utah, Mrs. Crawford was a Catskill resident since 1993. She is survived by sister-in-law Beatrice Quick of Catskill, niece Brenda Hood of Athens, two great-nieces Jennifer and Julia Hood, both of Athens, and a great-nephew, John Hood III of Athens.

Mrs. Crawford was predeceased by her husband Paul Crawford, a sister Dolores Trice, and two brothers, Granville Quick and Albert Quick Sr.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Monday, July 1, at the Traver & McCurry Funeral Home, 234 Jefferson Heights, Catskill. The Rev. John J. Murphy, Pastor of St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church of Catskill will be officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Stone Ridge.


June 29, 2002

NORMA WOOD JAMES
Children's novelist

Norma Wood James of Catskill, formerly of Freeport, N.Y., died Thursday, June 27, 2002, at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

Born Nov. 19, 1915 in Brooklyn, she was the daughter of Ada Britt Wood and Arthur Remington Wood.

Her husband, Edward Henry James, of more than 54 years, died in 1993.

In addition to being a housewife and mother, Mrs. James was a freelance writer. Her work includes two adolescent-level historical novels set in the Colonial period and one based on a girl's coming of age which included material from her own childhood, much of which was spent at her family summer home in Purling. Her final work, a historical novel set in part in the Hudson Valley during the 1840s, was being revised for publication just prior to the illness that preceded her death. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Catskill and had been active in the Baldwin United Methodist Church.

Survivors include a son, Richard and his wife Polly of New Paltz; daughters, Beverly and her husband William Fitzmaurice of Cairo, Barbara and her husband Walker Stowell of Central Bridge; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband and a brother, Robert Remington Wood Sr., in 1976.

Funeral services will be held at noon on Monday at the Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home, 139 Jefferson Heights, Catskill. Friends and family may call 11 a.m. prior to the funeral services. Rev. Robert Thompson-Gee, pastor of the Poughkeepsie United Methodist Church will officiate.

Interment will follow in the Cairo Cemetery.


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