from the Daily Mail
Transcribed by Sylvia Hasenkopf
June 1, 2006
Jada Nicole Keyes
Passed away suddenly
Catskill – Jada Nicole Keyes, 3 of 23 Hop-O-Nose, Catskill, died suddenly Monday, May 28, 2006, at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.
She was born April 17, 2003 in Albany, the daughter of Amy C. Fuller of Catskill and Jeremiah Fleming of Madison, Wis.
Jada is also survived by her sister, Cadence C. Bareto of Catskill; grandparents, Joseph and Catherine Watson of Catskill, Lance Singleton of Wis.; great-grandmother, Elizabeth Fuller of Wis.; an aunt, Cara-Lee Fuller of Catskill; and many great-aunts, great-uncles, cousins and friends.
Relatives and friends may call at the Traver and McCurry Funeral, 234 Jefferson Heights, Catskill, on Friday from 1 to 2pm.
Private funeral services will follow at 2pm at the funeral home.
The Rev. Gwen Alleva, pastor at the Triumphant House of Praise of Cairo, will be officiating.
June 1, 2006
Verna E. Guilzon
Cook at Finch’s Restaurant
Coxsackie – Verna E. Guilzon, 88 of 426 Adams Road, Coxsackie, died May 31, 2006, at Eden Park Health Care Center, Catskill, where she has been a resident since April 14, 2006.
She was born in Coxsackie, January 6, 1918, and was the daughter of the late George and Harriet (Finch) Manbert.
Funeral services will take place Saturday, June 3, 2006, at 11am, at the W.C. Brady’s Sons Inc. Funeral Home, 97 Mansion Street, Coxsackie, with the Rev. John Kopennall officiating.
Interment will follow in the family plot of the Riverside Cemetery, Coxsackie, next to her late husband, William J. Guilzon Jr., who predeceased her on May 23, 1978.
Prior to her retirement, she was a cook at Finch’s Restaurant in Coxsackie.
Her hobby was cooking and she loved boating with her late husband.
She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Oliver (Donna) J. Diehl of Germantown; a son, William (George) and wife Janet Guilzon of Miss.; six grandchildren, Charlene Diehl of Germantown, Darlene Weed of Clermont, Tobyjean Marzahl of Germantown, Joshua Guilzon of Coxsackie, Vernea Diehl of Arizona, Jessica Guilzon of Massachusetts; and many nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents and her husband, she is predeceased by her brother, Daniel Manbert.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend calling hours at the funeral home on Friday from 6 to 8 pm.
Contributions in her memory may be made to Community Hospice, 47 Liberty St., Catskill, NY 12414, or to the Catskill Rescue Squad, Catskill, NY, 12414.
June 1, 2006
Lottie E. Rehse
Co-owned and operated RVW Service Station
Catskill – Lottie E. Rehse, 86 of Catskill, died Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at her residence following a long illness.
Mrs. Rehse was born in Kiel, Germany in May 4, 1920 to the late Rudolph and Erna Hass. Following her graduation from high school, she was employed in a large department store in Germany. On April 4, 1943 she became the wife of Heinz Rehse and they immigrated to the United States in 1950. She and her husband owned and operated the Rip Van Winkle Service Station at the Rip Van Winkle bridge approach from 1964 until 1983. A gifted crafter, she created beautiful crocheted and embroidered pieces and enjoyed wintering in Florida at their retirement residence.
Mrs. Rehse is survived by her husband of 63 years, Heinz Rehse of Catskill and their three children; Dirk Rehse of Rochester, Kathleen Rehse of Athens, and Mrs. Arnold (Karen) Schmatz of Catskill; daughter-in-law, Diane Rehse of Rochester; three grandchildren: Wesley Rehse of Rochester, Christopher Schmatz and Ali Schmatz of Catskill; as well as several nieces and nephews in Germany. She was predeceased by her sister, Katie Wuller and twp brothers; Rudolph Hass and Werner Hass.
A Committal service will be held on Thursday, June 1 at 2pm in the Town of Catskill Cemetery. Those attending are requested to meet at the Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home at 139 Jefferson Heights in Catskill at 1:45pm.
June 2, 2006
Prattsville – Valmer (Val) Cross of Prattsville died on May 30, 2006 at the New York State Veteran’s Home in Oxford, NY.
Val was born in Middletown, the son of Victor and Freda (Irwin) Cross.
Val was predeceased by his brother, Robert.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Stella (Delmar) Cross, whom he married on July 6, 1947.
He is also survived by his sons, Valmer Jr. of Prattsville and Victor of Florida; his sisters, Gertrude Miller of Phoenicia, Dorothy and her husband Norman Van Valkenburgh of Saugerties; sister-in-law, Dee Cross.
He was the grandfather of Michael and Krista Cross, RoseAnn Cross, Christy and mark Anderson, Regina Cross; great-grandfather of Miranda, Nicholas and Brianna Cross, Kaitlynn Cross Greco, Mark Anderson, Jr., Zachary Cross; brother-in-law of Tony and Connie Dalmar, Alice and Ted Robinson, Bob Husted, Shirley Dalmar, Virginia and Bob Gurley, Butch and Kitty Ballard.
He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Val was a truck driver, working in the construction industry for Standard Bridge Inc., located in Albany.
He was a WWII veteran of the US Navy, having served in the Pacific Theatre.
He was extremely active in the American Legion, having held many offices.
Val was a member of the Virgil E. Deyo Post No. 1327, Prattsville, where he held every office at one time or another. On the county level he was past Greene County Commander, on the district level he held the office of third district commander form 1994-1995, and on the state level he was a past department vice commander.
Val was also a member of the WWII Memorial, Sampson WWII Navy Veterans, a member of the US Navy Memorial, Washington, DC.
In addition to his veteran affiliations, he was a 50 year, mason belonging to Mountain Lodge, No. 529 in Windham.
He was also past associate member of the Hunter-Tannersville Central School Alumni Association.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday, June 8, 2006, at Decker Funeral Home, 134 Main Street, Windham, from 2-4 and 7-9pm.
A Masonic service will be conducted at 7:30pm and an American Legion Service will follow at 7:45pm.
Interment will be in the Saratoga National Cemetery, Saratoga, on Monday, June 12, 2006.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations made in Val’s memory may be made to the Sampson WWII, Navy Veterans, PO Box 63, Seneca Falls, NY 13148.
June 2, 3, 2006
Florida – Milton Osborn, 71, of Ruckert Circle, a heavy equipment operator for Volusia County Road and Bridge, and for New York State Road and Bridge, died Sunday, May 14, 2006, at Florida Hospital Fish Memorial, Orange City.
Mr. Osborn was a Navy veteran of the Korean War, was born in Hunter, and moved to Florida from Catskill in 1986.
He was a member of the Elks Club in Catskill.
He enjoyed working with his hands and on cars, and was always there to lend a helping hand.
Survivors include two sons, Chris of Florida and Tim of Catskill; a daughter, Denise DeGennaro of Pearl River; and three granddaughters.
For those who wish to attend, a memorial service will be held Monday, June 5, at 11am at the Gerald B. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, 200 Duell Road, Schuylerville, NY.
Memorial donations can be made to Hospice of Volusia/Flagler, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange, FL 32129.
June 2, 2006
Chester J. Perry, Jr.
Coxsackie – Chester J. Perry, Jr., 57, died suddenly on Wednesday, May 31, 2006.
He is survived by his beloved wife Linda B. Perry of Coxsackie, his daughters Tammy L. Lopez of Coxsackie, Colleen A. Berry and fiancé Greg Walker of Lake Katrine, granddaughter Britney E. Berry and grandson Joshua P. Lopez, his sister Harriet Blakeslee of Medusa, brother and wife Louis E. Crewell of Athens, as well as mother-in-law Marjoria Crewell of West Coxsackie. He is also survived by his brother- and sister-in laws Edward and Kathleen Krzykowski and Thomas and Sons Deyo Sr., as well as several cousins, nieces and nephews, many located in Maline, where his family originated, including Karl and Donna Johnston of Malone.
He was predeceased by his mother and father Chester J. Perry Sr., and Ethel J. Fieman-Perry. Also predeceased by his father-in-law Raymond Crewell and sister Karen Vroman.
Chet was an avid hunter, born in Bellmont, on Aug. 30, 1948, who loved his family as well as everyone who he came in contact with. He loved his home and took pride in keeping it looking nice. He loved hunting, fishing and spending time with is grandchildren. He began his career in fishing and spending time with his grandchildren. He began his career on the railroad with Penncentral in Feb. 26, 1974, then on to Conrail and most recently CSX as a carman performing work with the wrecking crew on the road truck and most recently as a safety man trainer.
Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend calling hours at the WC Brady’s Sons Inc. Funeral Home, 97 Mansion St., Coxsackie, on Sunday, June 4, 2006, from 1 to 5pm, with a service at 5pm immediately following the calling hours at the funeral home.
Rev. Paul Peters, pastor of the First Reformed Church of West Coxsackie, will officiate the service.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Coxsackie Rescue Squad.
June 2, 3, 2006
Joyce Serape Ruthman
Catskill – Joyce Serape Ruthman, 72, of 207 Bethel Ridge Road, Catskill, died Thursday, June 1, 2006.
She was born July 19, 1933 in Boston, the daughter of the late Yervant and Zevart Kebabjian.
Joyce was employed as a cashier for Irving School and Grandview School in Catskill, for over 30 years prior to her retirement in 2000.
She was a member of the Resurrection Lutheran Church in Cairo.
Joyce will be greatly missed by her family and remembered for her kindness, caring and loving ways. The family would like to thank everyone for the care and support they provided during her illness.
Joyce is survived by her husband of 50 years, Charles H. Ruthman of Catskill; two daughters, Laura Bradley of Catskill, Linda Roberts and husband Michael of Catskill; grandchildren, Lila and Liam Roberts, Nicholas and Marcus Price; and a host of other relatives.
Relatives and friends are invited to the viewing hours at Traver and McMurry Funeral Home, 234 Jefferson Heights, Catskill, on Sunday, June 4, from 2 to 5pm.
Funeral services will be held 10am Monday, June 5, at the Resurrection Lutheran Church, route 23B, Cairo, with the Rev. Victor Nelson officiating.
Interment will follow in the town of Catskill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Resurrection Lutheran Church, Route 23B, Cairo, NY 12413.
June 5, 2006
Lithia, Ga – Stephen Edward Laden, 99, of Lithia, Ga, formerly of East Durham, died Saturday, May 13, 2006.
He was born Nov. 14, 1906 in New Jersey.
He was a millwright with Local Union 740 for many years.
Mr. Laden and his wife, Alice Leute Laden, spent many winters in Naples, Fla., but always called East Durham home. His wife predeceased him.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Elizabeth Laden of Westbrookville, Sullivan County; a daughter, Nancy Stallard of Lithia, Ga.; three grandchildren, Toni Stirtz and her husband and her husband Timothy, Shane Laden and his wife, Frances and Andrew Stallard; four great-grandchildren’ and many other relatives and friends.
A graveside service will be held 1pm June 30 at the Oak Hill Cemetery, Route 81, Oak Hill with the Rev. Reay Mahler officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, PO Box 66, Oak Hill, NY 12460.
June 5, 2006
Tristan James Russell
East Durham – Tristan James Russell, infant, died Friday, June 2, 2006, at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany.
He was the son of Tadhg and Corbette Kearney Russell of East Durham.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include two brothers, Peyton and Ryan Russell; grandparent, Timothy Russell of Greenville, Margaret Reidin of Palenville and Claude and Katherine Kearney of East Durham’ and great-grandparents, Shela Evans of Palenville, Doris Ormsbee of Catskill and Irene Kearney of Catskill.
Services will be at the convenience of the family.
Interment will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Ashland.
Arrangements are by the Cunningham Funeral Home, Greenville.
June 6, 2006
Former area resident
Glens Falls – Evelyn G. MacGlashan, died Sunday, June 4, 2006, at Glens Falls Hospital in Glens Falls.
Born June 23, 1915 in Maplecrest, she was the daughter of Howard and Carrie Drum Crandell.
Survivors include two sisters, Lillian MacGlashan and Marie Speenburgh; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Charles, June 19, 1988.
Calling hours will be 7 to 9 pm Friday at Decker Funeral Home, Windham.
A graveside service will be conducted 10 am Saturday in the Maplewood Cemetery, Jewett.
Memorial contributions may be made to your local hospice.
June 6, 2006
Bertha L. Swain
Philmont – Bertha L. Swain, 93, former Catskill and Hudson resident, died Monday, June 5, 2006, at the Pine Haven Home in Philmont.
Funeral services under the direction of Traver & McCurry Funeral Home, 234 Jefferson Heights, Catskill, are presently incomplete.
June 6, 2006
William Sanford Rizzi
Kingston – Graveside services for William Sanford Rizzi, who died Nov. 24, 2005, at Benedictine Hospital in Kingston, will be held 10:30am Saturday, with full military honors, at the New Athens Rural Cemetery with the Rev. Paul Peters, pastor of the frist Reformed Church of Coxsackie, officiating.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Richards Funeral Home, 28 North Vernon St., Athens.
The day of the graveside service, everyone is asked to meet at the cemetery.
June 8, 9, 2006
Patrick M. Falzone, Sr.
Avid jazz guitarist
Catskill – Loving husband and father, Pat Falzone Sr. joined our Holy Father in Heaven on June 6, 2006 surrounded by his loved ones.
Pat was born on Feb. 2, 1920 and grew up in New York City with his parents Gasper and Nicolina and brother Sebastian (Smitty), now deceased.
He joined the C.C.C.’s in 1937 where he helped construct highways in Nevada. Pat was an avid jazz guitarist and had his own swing bands in the 1930’s and 40’s. He was also an active member of the Boy Scouts of America troop leader for many years.
Pat married Anna in 1943 and together they enjoyed a beautiful life until her passing in 1980. Pat later worked as a cutter for A.S. Beck. He eventually retired from the fine leather goods manufacturer Etienne Aigner in 1985.
In 1983 Pat married Lillian and together they enjoyed their beautiful retired life in the home that he hand-built in the Catskill Mountains.
Wherever he went people knew him and loved him for his sense of humor, open friendliness, and gift of storytelling. He had a love of Native American culture and was an avid reader and historian on this subject. Pat was a kind and generous man who helped raise and prepare four adoring children for all of life’s challenges. He was a wonderful grandfather and great-grandfather as well as a wonderful friend.
He is survived by his loving wife Lillian; daughter Patricia and husband Walter; daughter Elizabeth and husband Richie; son Patrick Jr. and wife Judy; Barbara and Frank, Stepchildren: Timothy, William, Peter, Patricia, Theresa, Bernadette and their families; fifteen grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.
A Committal service will be held Friday, June 9 at 2pm at Mount Hope Cemetery in Hastings-On Cemetery under the direction of the Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home at 139 Jefferson Heights in Catskill.
June 8, 2006
Anna M. (Nordenberg) Warner
Cobleskill – Anna M. (Nordenberg) Warner, 43, of East Main Street, Richmondville, died Tuesday, June 6, 2006 following a long illness.
Anna was born Nov. 16, 1962, in Catskill.
She graduated from Catskill High School and SUNY Cobleskill with academic honors of being named on the dean’s list. Anna was a licensed beautician, working at Mountain View Manor Home for Adults in Middleburgh. She had also been a teacher’s aide at Radez Elementary School in Richmondville and was a stock clerk at Price Chopper in Cobleskill. Her love for children allowed her to be a caretaker for them in her own home.
Anna was a member of the Cobleskill Historical Society. She was an avid hunter, hiker, and outdoor person, and completed her survival school.
Survivors include her mother, Judith (Benjamin) Boughal of Richmondville, her father, Raymond K. Nordenberg Sr. of Catskill; her son Brandon Warner of Richmondville; two brothers: Raymond K. Nordenberg II of Palenville, and Scott Nordenberg of Earlton; her maternal grandmother, Helen Benjamin of Cobleskill; her lifelong friend, Suzan Sloyan; one nephew; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
A memorial service will be held at 1pm Saturday, June 10, 2006, at the Mereness-Putnam Funeral Home, 171 Elm St. Cobleskill with Pastor Peter DeBartolo of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Middleburgh officiating.
Interment will be private at the family’s convenience.
Memorial contributions may be made to Catskill Area Hospice Hope Foundation, 327 West Main St., Suite 3, Cobleskill, NY, 12043.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.Merenessputnamfuneralhome.com.
June 9, 2006
Mary (VanWie) Steele
Coxsackie – Mary (VanWie) Steele, 83, of Coxsackie, died on June 7, 2006, surrounded by her loving family.
She lived her entire life in the home she was born in, in Coxsackie, to the late William and Alice (McGuigan) Van Wie, on July 24, 1922.
She was predeceased by her two brothers, William and Henry Van Wie.
Active in many organizations, Mary was an integral part of Coxsackie. She was a lifelong member, past president, and one of the original members of the Coxsackie Columbiettes Council 548. She was a lifelong member of St. Mary’s Rosary Society, a former Eucharistic minister of St. Mary’s and an active member of the Greene County Democratic Party. She also worked in the National Bank of Coxsackie for many years, and was village clerk for Coxsackie when her family was young. Mary then went to work for the Memorial Hospital of Greene County, retiring in 1986 as staffing coordinator after 21 years of service.
She married Willard J. Steele on November 9, 1950, and together they celebrated 25 years of marriage until his death on Sept. 17, 1986.
She loved to knit and crochet and her artistic works are found throughout the Greene County area. Her sense of humor is well-known and has been felt by all who were blessed to have known her.
Mary is survived by her children: Mary Pat (Richard) Leonard, William (Diane) Steele, and Alicia (Darryl) Proper; eight grandchildren, Colleen (Timothy) Jackson, Jason (Jeannine) Leonard, Tracy (Jason Pigott) Leonard, Melissa (Robert) Slater, William II, and Brandie Steele, Tara and Tyler Proper; five great-grandchildren, Blake, Alexius, Evan, Taylor, and Adam and numerous cousins. She has also left behind three very special lifetime friends; Trilby Hotaling and Julia and Alfred Daoust.
Her family would like to offer a sincere thank you to the loving, caring, and special people at Whittier Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center for the love and compassion they gave to both our mother and our family over the past few months. They are all truly angels of mercy.
Family and friends are invited to call at the WC Brady’s Son Inc. Funeral Home, 97 Mansion St., Coxsackie, on Friday, June 9, 2006, from 2 to 4pm and 7 to 9pm.
A Mass of Christian Burial and celebration of Mary’s life will be held on June 10, 2006, at 9am at St. Mary’s Church, Mansion Street, Coxsackie.
Interment will follow in the family plot of the St. Mary’s Cemetery, Coxsackie.
Those who wish, may donate to St. Mary’s Memorial Fund, in memory of Mary.
Arrangements under the direction of the WC Brady’s Sons Inc. Funeral Home, 97 Mansion St., Coxsackie.
June 10, 2006
John W. Montague
Hudson – John W. Montague, 83, formerly of 135 Main St., Philmont, died at the Pine Haven Nursing Home, Philmont, on June 7 2006, where he was a resident since March 2003.
Born Aug. 26, 1922 in Hudson, he was the son of the late William E. and Loletia Huddleston Montague.
A 1940 graduate of Philmont High School, he served with the US Army Signal Corp., from Feb. 24, 1941 until discharged on Nov. 21, 1945.
He was a 50 year member and past chief of the Philmont Fire co. and a 61 year member and past commander of the Minkter Seery Post American Legion. He was a co-owner of The Montague Oil Co. in Philmont from 1945-1990.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret E. Wachter Montague of Pine Haven Nursing Home; a son, Ronald Montague of Ghent; a brother and sister-in-law, Howard and Verna Montague of Philmont; a sister, Patricia Mosdy of Claverack; three grandchildren; and one greatgrandchild.
Besides his parents, he is predeceased by his brother Ronald, who died in the Battle of Io Jima.
Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend calling hours at the Valenti and Richards Funeral Home, 700 Town Hall Drive, Hudson on Monday June 12, from 6-8pm.
Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9am, Tuesday, June 13, at Nativity – St. Mary’s Church, Stuyvesant Falls with Father James O’Connor the Celebrant.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to The Community Hospice, 47 Liberty St., Catskill, NY 12414, or to The Philmont Rescue Squad, Philmont, NY 12565.
June 10, 2006
Werner K. Stiefel
Founded Stiefel Labs
Vero Beach, Fla. – Werner K. Stiefel, 85, died June 8, 2006, at VNA Hospice House near his home in Vero Beach. Born on March 10, 1921 in Brooklyn, he grew up in Montclair, NJ., and Preston Hollow, Albany County, and later resided for many years in Oak Hill, Greene County.
After his graduation from Yale University in 1942 with a BS degree in chemical engineering, he founded the Stiefel Medicinal Soap Company which later became Stiefel Laboratories, Inc. He remained President and CEO until his retirement in 2001. Under his leadership, Stiefel Laboratories became, and remains, the largest privately owned dermatological (skin product) company in the world with over 2,500 employees and offices in over 100 countries worldwide.
Mr. Stiefel was a scientist and inventor who was granted nine United States patents. He was a retired member of the Board of Directors of Norstar Bank of Albany, the Pioneer Insurance Company of Greenville, and president of the Board of Education of the Durham Central School, where he was instrumental in bringing about its merger with Cairo Central School to create the Cairo-Durham School District in Greene County. He was a member of the Rotary Club of Greenville, and a long-time Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 101, East Durham. He was a licensed ham radio operator under call letters W2HSK, Mr. Stiefel was an Honorary Life Member of the North American Clinical Dermatological Society, and also belonged to the prestigious Annenberg Circle of the Dermatology Foundation, which annually hosts the Werner K. Stiefel lectureship delivered by a world-renowned dermatologist.
Mr. Stiefel is survived by his wife Marie (Caruso) Stiefel and six children: John (Joyce) of Wethersfield, Conn., Edward (Deborah) of Naples, Fla., Charles (Daneen) of South Miami, Fla., Joan Stiefel Rodriguez (Ignacio) of Rockville, Md., Stephanie Stiefel Williams (Luke) of Guilford, Conn., and Lili Stiefel of Washington, DC. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren: John David Stiefel, Kristen Stiefel Levithan (Josh), William Stiefel, Lisa Stiefel, Jeffrey Stiefel, Todd Stiefel (Diana), Brent Stiefel (Courtney), Melanie Rodriguez, Andrew Rodriguez, Marilyn Rodriguez, Valerie Williams and Richard Williams; and three great-grandchildren: Cole, Amber and Sienna Stiefel.
He was predeceased by a son, Richard, and his first wife, Catherine (Pierson) Stiefel.
Interment will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Oak Hill, with a private service following. The date of a public memorial service will be announced. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Werner K. Stiefel Scholarship Fund (for a Yale University engineering student), 331 Main St., Catskill, NY 12414.
June 12, 2006
Robert M. Mahone, Sr.
Firefighter/autobody shop owner
Robert M. Mahone, 71, a lifelong resident of Fishkill, died at Cortlandt Health Care Facility in Peekskill, Saturday, June 10, 2006.
He was born Dec. 15, 1934, in Beacon.
He served our country in the US Air Force from 1952 to 1954.
He worked for former Gravelins Auto Body in Fishkill from 1961-1964. He then worked for Williams Auto Body from 1961-1981, when he bought the business and changed the name to Bob’s Fishkill Auto Body. He retired in 1996.
He was a life member of Protection Engine Company 1, and served as a captain and the fire police, he was also a captain and life member of Dutchess Junction Fire Police, past president of Dutchess County Fire Police Association, president of New York State Fire Police Association, member of the Federation of Police, Dutchess County Emergency Response Team, Hudson Valley Lodge 188 Fraternal Order of Fire Police and was appointed a court officer in the Village of Wappingers Falls.
He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Ruth (Babcock) Mahone of Fishkill; tow sons: Robert Mahone Jr. and his wife Catherine of Fishkill; Joseph Mahone and his wife April of South Carolina and a daughter Virginia Kratvichil of Cairo. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren. He was previously married from 1959 to 1969 to Nellie Short.
Calling hours will be Tuesday, June 13, 2006 from 2 to 4pm and 6 to 9pm at the Libby Funeral Home Inc., 55 Teller Ave., Beacon.
Services will be conducted Wednesday, 2 pm at the funeral home with Fire Police Chaplain Sonny Cohn officiating.
Interment will follow with full fire department honors at Fishkill Rural Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to your local fire department or the Kidney Foundation.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Sopris-Murray Funeral Home, Catskill.
June 13, 2006
Cairo – Dorothy Lais, 86, of Route 23B, South Cairo, died Sunday, June 11, 2006, at the residence of friend, Bettina Coons in Country Estates, South Cairo.
Born July 7, 1919 in Lindhurst, NJ, she was the daughter of the late John L. and Jennie Smith Brown.
Mrs. Lais was a registered nurse and was a graduate of St. Luke’s Hospital. She did her nursing in Albany Medical Center, and also several hospitals in New York City and Florida.
She was well known for her professionalism and knowledge in nursing and practiced her skills and was well known in the Greene County Memorial Hospital, Catskill.
Survivors include her friend, Bettina Coons.
She was predeceased by her husband, Richard Lais.
Private cremation will take place today at the Albany Rural Crematorium in Menands.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of The Richards Homes, 29 Bross St., Cairo.
June 13, 2006
Jess H. Brayton
Jess H. Brayton, 21 of Main Street, died Saturday, June 10, 2006.
Born May 1, 1985 in Colorado Springs, Col., he was the son of Douglas G. and Joyce M. Dachenhausen Brayton.
A graduate of Saugerties High School Class of 2003, he earned an associates degree in electrical contracting at Hudson Valley Community College in 2005.
He was employed at Jaffer Electric in Kingston.
Mr. Brayton was a motorcycle dirt bike enthusiast and enjoyed working on and repairing motorcycles and cars.
In addition to his parents, survivors include his brother, Jake H. Brayton of Malden-on-Hudson; and an aunt, uncle and several cousins.
He was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Ronald and Adelaide Brayton; maternal grandparents, George and Rose Dachenhausen; and an uncle, Michael D. Dachenhausen.
A funeral service will be held 11 am Wednesday at Seabon-Wilsey Funeral home Inc., corner of John and Lafayette streets in Saugerties with the Rev. Linda McEathron, pastor of the Malden Methodist Church, officiating.
Interment will follow in the Katsbaan Cemetery.
June 13, 2006
Bridget M. McKenna
Leeds – Bridget Mannix Walls McKenna of Leeds, formerly of the Bronx, died Monday, June 12, 2006, at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Warwick, Orange County.
Born in Ballymaguigan, County Derry, Northern Ireland, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Walls.
Mrs. McKenna was a registered nurse for 50 years.
She was a long-standing member of the Derryman’s Association, former member of the Catholic Daughters, Court of St. Theresa and Eucharist Minister at St. Bridget’s Church in Leeds.
Survivors include four children, Kathleen Shine, Maureen (Mary) Nolan, Maurice and Kevin; sons- and daughter-in-law, Frank, John and Angela; four sisters, Elizabeth Kennan, May Kealy, Jean Healy, and Rosaleen Walls in Derry; 10 grandchildren, Erin Bridget (Butler), Gerard, Kieran and Colleen Shine, Jonathan, Kaitlin Bridget and Daniel Nolan, and Sean, Siobhan and Claire Bridget McKenna; a great-granddaughter; and 43 nieces and nephews, both in the United States and Ireland.
She was predeceased by her husband, Maurice; three sisters, Rachel Kelly, Margaret Ward and Patricia O’Neill; and a brother, Henry P. Walls.
Calling hours will be 2 to 4 pm and 7 to 9 pm Wednesday and Thursday at the Donovan Funeral Home, 82 South Church St., Goshen.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 am Friday at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, 71 Murray Ave., Goshen.
Interment will follow at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Catskill.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis or Muscular Dystrophy Foundation or St. Anthony’s Hospital Building Fund, Warwick.
June 13, 2006
Virginia E. Sulkey
Catskill – Virginia Elizabeth Sulkey, 94, of Catskill, died Saturday, June 10, 2006, at the Livingston Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Livingston where she had been a patient since June 8.
Born March 1, 1912 in Malden, Ulster County, she was the daughter of the late Steven and Anna Hull Hines.
Survivors include two sons, Robert Sulkey of Catskill and William F. Sulkey of Coxsackie; five daughters, Joan Sasso of Athens, Lorraine Kilmer of Ancram, Ann Pelligrino of Jackson, NJ, Sandra Pacheco of Catskill and Darlene Sulkey of Florida; 33 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, Francis Sulkey, on Dec. 6, 1975; and two sons, Frank Sulkey Jr., in 1975 and John Sulkey in 2001.
Calling hours will be 2 to 4 pm Tuesday at the Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home, 130 Jefferson Heights, Catskill.
A prayer service will be held 11 am Wednesday at the funeral home.
Interment will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery.
June 14, 2006
Ernest L. Greene
Developed slopes at Hunter Mt. Ski Bowl
Catskill – Ernest L. Greene, Jr., 77, of Route 23B, Leeds, died Tuesday, June 13, 2006 at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson. He was born Oct. 7, 1928 in Hunter, the son of the late Ernest and Violet (Osborn) Greene Sr.
Ernest served in the US Army during the Korean War. He was employed as an Operating Engineer for I. and O.A. Slutzky Construction of Hunter for over 50 years. Ernest helped develop the slopes at Hunter Mountain Ski Bowl and the Olympic Ski Jump Ramps at Lake Placid, and also worked at many municipal projects throughout the local communities and New York State.
Mr. Greene is survived by his wife of over 52 years, Mrs. Joan L. (Overbaugh) Greene of Leeds; Bradford Greene and wife Melissa of Catskill; Sheila Miller and husband Charles of Athens; a brother, William Greene and wife Madeline of Leeds; Arlene Gabriele and husband Ronald of Catskill; five sisters-in-law; three brothers-in-law; five grandchildren: Tiffany Miller of Athens; Bradford Greene Jr. of Catskill and Jessica Greene of Catskill, Caroline Oathout of Kiskatom and Susan Fisher of Illinois; five grerat0grandchildren: Vincent Holliday, Zachary Oathout, Victoria Oathout, Haylee Fisher and Gavin Fisher; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends may call at the Traver & McCurry Funeral Home, 234 Jefferson Heights, Catskill on Thursday from 4 to 8pm.
Funeral services will be held 7:30pm Thursday evening at the funeral home. The Rev. David Overton, Community Hospice Chaplain, will be officiating. Private cremation will be performed at Park View Cemetery in Schenectady.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Ernest’s memory may be made to the Community Hospice, 47 Liberty St., Catskill, NY 12414.
June 14, 2006
Hudson – Napoleon Johnson, 37, of 19 Riverledge Road, Hudson, died June 11, 2006, at his residence.
Funeral services will take place Friday, June 16, 2006, at 1pm at the Valenti and Richards Funeral Home, 700 Town Hall Drive, Greenport, with the Rev. Ernest Collins officiating.
Interment will full military honors with (sic) follow in the family plot of the Cedar park Cemetery, Hudson.
Prior to his illness, he was employed at Berkshire Farms as a cook. He was a graduate of Hudson High School and he loved playing chess and cards. He served his country in the US Navy from 1988 to 1990.
He is survived by two sons, Corey Johnson of Watervliet and Nathaniel Johnson of Hudson; a daughter, Katie Johnson of Hudson; a brother, Rodney G. Johnson of Hudson; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend calling hours at the Valenti and Richards Funeral Home from noon to 1pm on Friday.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the family c/o Rodney G. Johnson, Tenbroeck Ave., Hudson, NY 12534.
June 14, 2006
Co-owned East Durham Motel
Cairo – Ann Neagle, 98, died June 12, 2006 in Lake Havasu City, Ariz. She was born to Charles and Annie (Kneiste) Lamm on Oct. 22, 1907 in Queens.
Anna married her best friend William on Feb. 12, 1930, and together they owned and operated the East Durham Motel in East Durham. She moved to Lake Havasu three years ago from East Durham. Anna was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Anna is survived by her beloved family, daughters Anna Cahill of Lake Havasu and Audrey (Ted) Worden of Tarpon Springs, Fla; grandchildren Richard and Ronald Worden; great-grandchildren Erika, Bryan, Katie Shea, Megan Max and Gunner.
She was predeceased in death by her beloved husband, William Neagle.
Calling hours will be held Friday, June 16, 2006, from 5 to 8pm at the Richards Funeral Home, Cairo. Graveside services will be on Sunday, June 17, 2006, 10am at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery, Catskill.
Thoughts and condolences may be submitted to the family at www.lietz-frazefuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home & Crematory.
June 14, 2006
Employed at Pleasant Valley Lodge, Freehold
Greenville – Kaethe Pflanz, 77, of Freehold, died in Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson on June 5, 2006.
She was born in Germany on March 21, 1929, the daughter of the late Karl and Marie (Hermann) Pflanz.
She had been employed for years at the Pleasant Valley Lodge in Freehold.
Survivors are her brother, Kurt Pflanz and niece, Elvira Casader of Germany; two nephews, Ralph Schmollinger of Warwick and Robert Schmollinger of Florida.
She was predeceased by a sister, Ria (Pflanz) Schmollinger.
Funeral services will be 7:15pm Friday June 23, at the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 Route 81, Greenville.
Those who wish may contribute in her memory to Columbia-Greene Community Hospice, 47 Liberty St., Catskill, NY 12414.
June 14, 16, 2006
Werner K. Stiefel
Greenville – A memorial service to celebrate the life of Werner K. Stiefel, who died June 8, 2006 will be held 2pm Saturday, June 17, 2006, at the Greenville Christian Life Center, on mile north of the Greenville traffic light on Route 32.
All attendees are invited to a reception immediately following the service at the Carriage House at the Freehold Country Inn, Freehold.
Arrangements are by the Cunningham Funeral Home, Greenville.
June 14, 2006
Louis W. “Bud” Young
Greenville – Louis W. “Bud” Young, 83, died May 7, 2006.
He was born in New York City on April 14, 1923, son of the late Louis and Florence (Sjogren) Young.
Bud will always be remembered for his humor, honesty, hard work and friendliness.
He was a talented woodcarver and silversmith.
He loved to fish in Lake Powell, Rocky Point and San Carlos, where he caught a sailfish.
He was active in the Southern Arizona Homebuilders Association, Sertoma International and International Union of Operating Engineers.
Bud served in the US Navy during World War II as Motor Machinist Mate, First Class, on Destroyer, Escort USS LCI (G) 467, in the pacific and participated in the recapture of Guam (1944).
He was honorably discharged in November 1945 with several commendations.
After the war, he was a civilian crane operator for the US Army in Schenectady.
In 1952 he started an excavation and equipment rental business in Greenville, building dams and dredging lakes, including Lake Loree at Sunny Hill Resort.
In 1956 he moved to Tuscon and established Young and Deyo Excavating, which had a major impact on Tuscon’s skyline.
He demolished the Tusconan Hotel, site of the current Mall and Hotel, and dug missile silos in Mt. Lemon.
He pursued other entrepreneurial interests in developing new construction technologies.
In 1981, he created Young and Sons Contracting with sons Bryant and Michael Young, which remains a major excavating and contacting firm in Tucson.
Surviving is his wife of 43 years. Ann (Stall) Young; his children Deborah Hanson, Bryant, Michael and Cody Young; stepsons, Bill and Philip Blackerby; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister, Frances, “SiSi” Winnie; nephew, Kim Winnie; and brother-in-law, Alexander “Zan” Bryant.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Thelma (Bryant) Young; sons, Roger and Timothy Young; one grandchild; his brother-in-law, Harry Winnie; and nephew, Gary Winnie.
Memorial graveside services with military honors will be held Saturday, June 24, at 11am at the Greenville Cemetery.
June 15, 2006
George A. Greer
Greenville – George A. Greer, 79, of Norton Hill, died suddenly on June 14 at his home.
He was born in Harrison, on Jan. 26, 1927 son of the late George and Josephine (Petras) Greer.
George served his country in the US Navy from 1945 to 1947 and 1948 to 1952, being discharged as a radioman second class. He had retired from Conrail and was a member of the Greenville American Legion Post 291 and the Greenville Christian Life Center.
Surviving are his wife Evelyn (Ohlson) Greer, a son Richard J. Greer, and his wife Laura, a daughter Annmarie Davis and her husband Donald, 11 grandchildren and three brothers, Leo, Albert and Stanley Greer.
Funeral services will be Sunday, 7pm at Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 Route 81, Greenville.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 4 to 7pm prior to the service.
The Greenville American Legion Post 291 will conduct services at the funeral home on Sunday 6:30pm.
Interment will be in the Saratoga National Cemetery on Monday at 11am.
June 16, 2006
Samuel J. Zinkow
Catskill – Samuel Joseph Zinkow, 88, of Cementon, died Thursday, June 15, at Kaaterskill Skilled Nursing Care in Catskill where he had been a patient since Nov. 11, 2005.
Zinkow was born in Cementon on Aug. 21, 1917 to the late Samuel and Anna Gresko Zinkow.
He enlisted in the US Army on March 1, 1943, and served as a truck driver earning the rank of Sergeant as well as the Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal and World War II Victory Medal prior to his discharge on Nov. 19 1945. He married the former Ida Maurizi on Oct. 5, 1941. He was employed as a welder with North American and Marquette Cement Companies. He was a former parishioner of St. Mary’s Church in Cementon and past president of the Cementon Sportsman’s Club.
A prayer service will be held on Monday, June 19, at 11am in the Remembrance Chapel of the Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home at 139 Jefferson Heights in Catskill with Father Albin Fusco, O.F.M., officiating.
Interment will be held in St. Patrick’s Cemetery.
Friends and relatives are invited to call at the funeral home on Sunday from 2 to 4pm and 7 to 9pm.
Zinkow is survived by his wife Ida Zinkow of Cementon and their three children: Paul (Sandra) Pysher of Cementon, Michael Zinkow of Saugerties, and Elaine Beck of Cementon; five grandchildren: Paul Pysher Jr. of Boston and Brian Pysher of Catskill; Michael Zinkow Jr. of Saugerties, William Beck and Jeffrey beck both of Catskill; two great-grandsons; Brian Nicholas Pysher and Jeffrey Beck Jr.; two sisters: Mary Kirlauski of Cementon and Sophie Dauphin of Conn.; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his sister Anna Muskovitch and four brothers: Michael, John, Joseph and Peter Zinkow.
June 17, 2006
The community grieves for Mohammed of Cairo Mobil for the loss of his younger brother in India.
Muneeruddin Mohammed, 29, of Abid Hyderabad, India died suddenly on June 9, 2006 at his family home. He was born in Hyderabad, India on May 15, 1977.
Muneeruddin was a dental technician and an avid athlete, enjoying cricket, swimming and soccer. He had recently moved back home to India from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to help run the family business.
He is survived by his parents, Akther and Jamaluddin Mohammed, brother Mujibuddin Mohammed, of India; sister, Meher Khan of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; and brother Minhajuddin Mohammed of Cairo, NY.
Friends are invited to attend calling hours at Richard’s Funeral Home in Cairo at 7pm on Monday, June 19 followed by refreshments at Winter Clove House, Winter Clove Rd., Round Top.
June 18, 2006
Owned Joe’s Mountain View Resort in Kiskatom
Albany – Angelina Guerrera Avitto Scafidi, 89, died Saturday, June 17, 2006 on her birthday, at the Teresian House, surrounded by her family. Born in Brooklyn, she was the daughter of the late Salvatore and Giovanina Contessa Guerrera. She moved to Catskill in 1962 and was the owner of Joe’s Mountain View Resort in Kiskatom for more than 35 years.
She was the wife of the late Vincent Avitto and Joseph Scafidi; mother of Frederick Avitto of Virginia Beach, Va.; Marie (Roland) Rousseau of Albany, Caesar Scafidi of Freeport, Olivia Scafidi of Albany and the late Joseph C. Scafidi III; sister of Vincent Gueretta of Long Island and the late Sebastiana “Bessie” Virzi, Mildred Cussio, Josphine Chiodo, Jenny Licitra, Frances Daun, Fay Festa, Philip, Joseph and Bernard Guerrera; grandmother of Vincent (Colleen) Avitto of North Edwards, Calif., Peter “Pepe” (Pamela) Avitto of Virginia Beach, Va., Joseph (Jennifer) Rousseau of Garnerville and Vincent J. “VJ” Rousseau of Guilderland; great-grandmother of Vincent J., Valerie and Anthony Avitto of North Edwards, Calif., Samantha and Tiffany Avitto of Virginia Beach, Va. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 11am in the infant of Prague Chapel at the Teresian House. Relatives and friends are invited and may also call at the Daniel Keenan Funeral Home, 490 Delaware Ave., Albany on Monday 4-8pm. Interment will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Catskill.
In lieu of flowers, those who wish may send memorial contributions in Angelina’s names to the Teresian House, 200 Washington Ave. Ext., Albany, NY 12203.
June 19, 2006
Antonia A. Herweck
Coxsackie – Antonia A. Herweck, 88, of Hinrichsen Heights, Coxsackie, died Saturday, June 17, 2006, at her residence.
Born Jan. 14, 1918 in New York City, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Caroline Wechand.
Mrs. Herweck had been an area resident for 24 years. She enjoyed sewing, gardening and reading. She was also a seamstress.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Lynette and Dr. Edward S. Dalland Jr. of Coxsackie; a sister, Caroline Potts of California; and four grandchildren, Barbara Turner and Eric Dalland, Michael Dalland, all of Albany and Joanna Dalland of Coxsackie.
Calling hours will be 4 to 7 pm Tuesday at the W.C. Brady’s Sons inc. Funeral Home, 97 Mansion St., Coxsackie.
June 20, 2006
Dana F. Poyer, Jr.
Sunrise Farms employee
Catskill – Mr. Dana Floyd Poyer, Jr., 59, Cauterskill Road, Catskill, died Saturday, June 17, 2006, at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson, surrounded by his family.
Born Feb. 13, 1947 in Ithaca, Tompkins County, he was the son of Shirley Dunn Poyer of Silver Creek, Chautauqua County, and the late Dana Floyd Poyer, Sr.
Mr Poyer was a graduate of Ithaca High School, Class of 1965. He also graduated from SUNY Farmingdale with a degree in poultry science.
He worked at ISA Babcock Breeders Inc. of Ithaca for 25 years. He was most recently employed at Sunrise Farms in Kiskatom.
He enjoyed motorcycle riding and was a former member of the Righteous Independents Motorcycle Club of Ithaca and the Agnostic Motorcycle Club of Trumansburg, Tompkins County.
Survivors include his wife, Diana L. Batsford Poyer of Catskill; two sons, Philip B. Poyer of Catskill and Robert D. Poyer and fiancé, Kim M. Fitchpatrick of Syracuse; a daughter and son-in-law, Jennie A. and Joseph Pharoah of Ithaca; two brothers, Joseph Poyer of Jacksonville, Fla,; and Russell Poyer of Ithaca; two sisters, Elizabeth Caroli of Mill Valley, Calif. And Helen Dening of Silver Creek; a grandson-to-be, Dana James Merlin Pharoah; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a sister, Sharon Brock in December 2004.
Calling hours will be 4 to 6 pm Thursday at the Enfield Grange, Route 227, Center Enfield, Tompkins County.
Memorial services will follow at 6 pm Thursday at the Fire Hall.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Hospice of Columbia-Greene, 47 Liberty St., Catskill, or HospiCare of Ithaca, 172 East King Road, Ithaca, NY 14580.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Traver & McCurry Funeral Home, Catskill.
June 20, 2006
Dawn M. Yungen
Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. – Dawn Marie Gockel Yungen, 40, formerly of Grand Gorge, Delaware County, died Friday, June 9, 2006, at San Antonio Hospital, Upland, Calif.
Born April 20, 1966 in Stamford, Delaware County, she was the daughter of Henry J. and the late Judy M. Gockel Mead.
She graduated in 1984 from Roxbury Central School in Roxbury, Delaware County, where a mural she painted remains on the wall. She attended Cazenovia College in Madison County. She moved to California in 1986 and has resided there since.
On Aug. 22, 1992, she married Robert Yungen from California. He survives her at home.
Mrs. Yungen was employed by Bloomington High School as a secretary.
She was a member of the Centerpoint Church in Colton, Calif. for the past 10 years and was very involved in many of their activities. She was also an avid hiker, jogger and recently participated in a 26-mile marathon. She enjoyed the outdoors and loved rescuing animals.
Survivors, in addition to her father and husband include two sons, Tyler Reed and Tristan Yungen of California; stepmother, Linda Gockel; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Brittanie Gockel of Grand Gorge, Holly and Tod Aplin of Prattsville and Joanne and Michael Clearly of Leeds; a brother, Hank Gockel of Grand Gorge; grandmothers, Mamie Gockel and Marion Mead of Grand Gorge; mother- and father-in-law, Dixie and Bert Yungen of Oregon; a sister-in-law, Nancy Headrick and her husband Bob; a brother-in-law, Dave Yungen and his wife Jackie and many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and her best friend, Tandy Patrick.
In addition to her mother, she was predeceased by her grandfathers, Theodore Mead and Ray Gockel, both of Grand Gorge.
A memorial service will be held 2pm July 9 at the Grand Gorge Methodist Church, Main Street, Grand Gorge, with the Rev. Elliot Oakes officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Centerpoint Church, 170 West “F” Street, Colton, CA 92324.
Arrangements are with the Emerson Bartlett Memorial Chapel in California.
June 21, 22, 2006
Barbara J. Barrett
Loved to travel and jet ski
Coxsackie – Barbara J. Barrett, 46, of 5 Apple Blossom Lane, West Coxsackie, died June 20, 2006, at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany, after a long battle with breast cancer.
She was born in Albany, Jan. 4, 1960, and was the daughter of Robert W. and Ann S. (Schumaker) Dagner of West Coxsackie.
Funeral services will take place Thursday, June 22, 2006 at 8pm at the W.C. Brady’s Sons Inc. Funeral Home, 97 Mansion St., Coxsackie with the Rev. Paul Peters, pastor of the First Reformed Church of West Coxsackie, officiating.
Private cremation will take place on Friday, June 23, 2006, at the Albany Rural Crematorium in Menands.
Barbara was a lifetime resident of Coxsackie. She loved to shop, travel, jet ski, ride motorcycles and work with her husband at Barrett’s Auto Sales Unlimited, Route 9W, West Coxsackie, of which she was vice president.
She was very devoted to her family and friends.
She is survived by her husband, Edward L. Barrett of West Coxsackie; son, Chad M. Barrett of West Coxsackie and his fiancée Melissa Pena of Athens; sister, Mrs. Thomas (Debra) Rooney of Glenmont; mother-in-law, Judy Pinheiro of New Jersey; father-in-law, Robert C. Barrett Jr. of Cobleskill; and a niece, April M. Rooney of Glenmont.
Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend calling hours at the funeral home on Thursday from 3 to 8 pm.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, PO Box 27106, New York, NY 10021.
June 21, 2006
Virginia P. Pugliese
Employed by Woolworth’s
Cairo – Virginia Patricia Pugliese, 70, of Porto Road, South Cairo, died Monday, June 10, 2006, at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson. She was born Aug. 25, 1935 in the Bronx, the daughter of the late George and Virginia (Harrison) McIsaac.
Virginia was an employee of Woolworth’s in Yonkers prior to her retirement. She had been a Greene County area resident since 2002. Virginia was predeceased by a brother, Robert McIsaac, in 1989.
Mrs. Pugliese is survived by her husband Frank A. Pugliese Sr. of South Cairo; three children, Donna M. Redahan, and husband John of Dutchess County; Frank A. Pugliese Jr. and wife Roxy of Mt. Vernon, Anthony P. Pugliese of South Cairo; four brothers, George McIsaac of San Jose, Calif., John McIsaac of Florida, Raymond McIsaac of Massachusetts, Daniel McIsaac of Westchester; two sisters, Mary Pagnanella of leeds and Joanne Sommers of Athens; eight grandchildren, John, Tara, Christopher, Mark, Dominique, Noah, Naomi, Trevor; three great-grandchildren, Chelsea, Alexis, and Anthony; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends may call at Traver & McCurry Funeral Home, 234 Jefferson Heights, Catskill, on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9pm. Funeral services will be held 10:15am Friday from the funeral home, followed by a 11am Mass of Christian Burial at Sacred Heart Church, Mountain Avenue, Cairo. Father John J. Murphy will be officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Hope Cemetery in Yonkers.
June 21, 2006
Eric Arthur Weiss
Supervisor for NYS Taxation and Finance
Albany – Eric Arthur Weiss, 29, of 9 Farnsworth Drive, Albany, died Monday, June 19, 2006 at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany, after a short illness.
He was born Oct. 20, 1976 in Hudson, the son of Kenneth W. Weiss and Emma J. Moon-Weiss of Catskill.
Eric was a 1995 graduate of Catskill High School, 1997 graduate of Columbia-Greene Community College and 1999 graduate of SUNY Albany.
He was employed as a Supervisor for the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance in Albany.
Mr. Weiss is survived by his wife, Mrs. Jill H. (West) Weiss of Albany; maternal grandparents, Clarence “Sonny” and Frances Moon of Catskill; father-in-law and mother-in-law, William and Carol West of Colonie; sister-in-law, Audra McGue and husband of Colonie; uncles and aunts, Arthur and Colleen Moon of Catskill; Henry Weiss and wife Maggie of California, Ronald Weiss of Colonie, Jean Weiss of California; nieces and nephews, Mary Jane Rooney and husband John of Cohoes, Jessica Weiss of Colonie, Arthur Moon of Catskill, Christopher Cowley of Colonie and Tyler McGue of Colonie.
Relatives and friends may call at Traver & McCurry Funeral Home, 234 Jefferson Heights, Catskill, on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9pm.
Funeral services will be held 11am Saturday at the funeral home with Rev. John J. Murphy officiating.
Interment will follow at the Town of Catskill Cemetery.
Donations in Eric’s memory may be made to the American Red Cross, American Diabetes Association or the Kidney Foundation. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
June 22, 2006
Marian J. Barber
Employed at Universal Match Co.
Ghent – Marian J. Barber, 84, of Falls Road in Ghent, died Wednesday, June 21, 2006 at her residence.
Born April 17, 1922 in Kingston, she was the daughter of the late John F. and Elsie (Barber) Murray.
Mrs. Barber was employed in the printing department at Universal Match Co. for more than 30 years.
She was a life member of the West Ghent Reformed Church; a member of the Red Hat Society; and a member of the Murray Clan Society of North America.
Mrs. Barber enjoyed knitting, crocheting and all crafts.
Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Gale and David Wolfe of Columbiaville; sister, Jean Emrick of Castleton; brother, John F. Murray Jr. of Massachusetts; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 7pm June 22, at Bates and Anderson – Redmond and Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Greene St., Hudson.
Interment will be held at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice of Columbia Greene, 47 Liberty St., Catskill, NY 12414, or to a charity of one’s choice.
June 22, 2006
Elaine M. Garrigan
Korean War veteran
Palenville – Elaine Maureen Garrigan, 76, of White Rod Extension, Palenville, died Tuesday, June 20, 2006 at Benedictine Hospital in Kingston.
She was born Feb. 2, 1930 in Newark, NJ, the daughter of the late John and Anna (Galambus) Garrigan.
Elaine served in the US Army and was a Korean War veteran. She was a Greene County Resident since 1955, and a Palenville resident since 2003.
Elaine was employed as an operating room technician at Greene County Memorial Hospital in Catskill for more than 25 years prior to her retirement.
She was predeceased by a brother, John Garrigan, and a sister, Maureen Garrigan-Klein.
Ms. Garrigan is survived by a sister-in-law, Ruth Garrigan of New Jersey; and several nieces, nephews and close friends.
There are no calling hours.
Funeral services will be held at 1pm Saturday at the Traver & McCurry Funeral Home, 234 Jefferson Heights, Catskill.
Father James Clark, pastor of St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church of Catskill, will be officiating.
Interment will full military honors will follow at the Town of Catskill cemetery veteran section.
June 22, 2006
Ruth E. Rockefeller
Republican Club official
Red Hook – Ruth E. Rockefeller, 81, of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. and a former longtime Clinton Corners resident, died Wednesday, June 21, 2006 at the Macclenny, Fla.
While living in Clinton Corners and raising her family Ruth was an active member and past vice president of the Clinton Republican Women’s Club.
She was born on March 16, 1925, in Berlin; she was the daughter of the late Percy and Alta (Moore) Gritmon.
Ruth married Clifford W. Rockefeller and he predeceased her on Jan. 21, 2001.
Survived by two sons: Rob Rockefeller of Greenwich, Conn., and William Rockefeller of Mcclenny, Fla.; three grandchildren: William, Michelle, and Michael Rockefeller, and three great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2pm on Saturday, June 24, 2006, at Burnette and White Funeral Homes, Red Hook. Interment will be in the family plot at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery, Manorton.
Friends may call at the Burnett and White Funeral Homes on Saturday from 12:30 to 2pm.
Arrangements are under the direction of Burnett and White Funeral Homes, 7461 S. Broadway, Red Hook.
For directions, or to sign the online guest book, please visit www.burnett-white.com
June 22, 2006
Diane M. Zipp
Heart of Catskill Association president
Linlithgo – Diane M. Zipp, 48, of Linlithgo died unexpectedly June 21, 2006 at her home.
Born Feb. 13, 1958 in Hudson, she was the daughter of Thomas and Marjorie Holdridge Wright of Greendale.
Mrs. Zipp was a 1976 graduate of Hudson High School, a graduate of Columbia-Greene Community College and the Empire State College State University of New York at Albany.
She had been employed for the last 17 years as a Plant Comptroller at the St. Lawrence Cement Plant in Catskill.
She was a loving mother who enjoyed her home and pool.
Mrs. Zipp was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Reformed Church of Greenport, President of the Heart of Catskill Association and past secretary of the Germantown Little League.
Surviving, in addition to her parents, is her husband Donald who she married July 23, 1977 in Greenport; two sons, Andrews of Albany and Michael of Linlithgo; brother, tom Wright of Hudson; maternal grandmother, Katrina Rote; aunt, Marsha Riccardo of Albany; and four nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be 6 to 8 pm Friday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.
Funeral services will be held 11am Saturday at the funeral home, 209 Main Street, Germantown with the Rev. David Tipple, pastor of the Mt. Pleasant Reformed Church, officiating.
Interment will follow in the Mt. Pleasant Church Cemetery.
June 23, 2006
Irene Louise Fisher
Meals in Wheels volunteer
Catskill – Irene Louise Fisher, 89, of Catskill, died Wednesday, June 21, 2006, at Kaaterskill Care in Catskill.
She was born June 28, 1916 in Rockaway Beach, the daughter of the late Charles and Susan (Calke) Payne.
Irene was a homemaker. She was predeceased by her husband, Roderick Fisher on March 1, 1989; and a son, Robert Fisher on Nov. 14, 1998.
Irene was a volunteer for the Meals for Wheels Program.
Mrs. Fisher is survived by two daughters, Marian Pett of Catskill, Susan West and husband Dick of Maine; 11 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
Relatives and friends may call at the Traver and McCurry Funeral Home, 234 Jefferson Heights, Catskill, on Sunday from 1 to 5pm.
Funeral services will be held 4:30pm Sunday at the funeral home.
The Rev. Thomas Carney, pastor of the United Methodist Church of Greenville and Norton Hill, will be officiating.
Private cremation will be performed Park View Cemetery in Schenectady.
Donations in Irene’s memory may be made to the United Methodist Church of Greenville and Norton Hill, Route 81, Norton Hill, NY 12083.
June 23, 2006
Albany – Donald MacPherson, 91, died on June 21, 2006 at Albany Medical Center as a result of an automobile accident on June 11. He resided in Acra.
He is survived by his dear friend, Lorraine Niemeyer of Acra. He is also survived by four nephews, one nice, two grandnieces and two grandnephews.
Cremation has taken place. There will be no calling hours or services at his request. Interment will be private.
Special thanks to the medical and nursing staff at Albany Medical Center. A donation to Albany Medical Center SICU, 43 New Scotland Ave., Albany, NY 12208 or to a charity of one’s choice would be appreciated.
June 23, 2006
Natalya A. Wallace
Hudson – Natalya A. Wallace, 3 weeks 5 days, died June 21, 2006 at Columbia memorial Hospital, Hudson.
She was born in Hudson, May 26, 2006 and was the daughter of Denya B. Schumsky and Donald Wallace.
Funeral services will take place Saturday, June 24, 2006 at noon at The Valenti and Richards Funeral Home, 700 Town Hall Drive, Greenport, with the Rev. Michael Lindsey, pastor of the Clairmont Bible Church officiating.
Interment will take place in the family in the family plot of the Mellenville Cemetery.
Besides her parents, she is survived by a brother Austin Wallace, paternal grandparents Robert and Jane Speed and maternal grandparents, Thomas and Melisa Schumsky and George Perry. Also surviving is her great-grandmother Catherine Lockenwitz; three uncles Bruce Wallace Jr., Cody Speed and Richard Wallace; four aunts, Nicole Jennings, Samantha Perry, Kelsey Speed and Kayla Lockenwitz.
Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend calling hours at The Valenti and Richards Funeral Home, 700 Town Hall Drive, Greenport, on Saturday, June 24, from 11am to noon.
June 24, 2006
Catskill – Patsy Cody, 86, of Catskill, died Friday, June 23, 2006 at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.
Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Traver & McCurry Funeral Home, 234 Jefferson Heights, Catskill are incomplete.
June 24, 2006
E. Sara Schwab
Coxsackie – E. Sara Schwab, 71, of 13 Warren Ave, West Coxsackie, died June 23, 2006 at her residence after a long illness.
Funeral arrangements are to be announced and are to be announced and are under the direction of the W.C. Brady’s Sons Inc. Funeral Home, 97 Mansion St., Coxsackie.
June 24, 2006
Eleanor M.W.F. Unson
Pensacola, Fla. – Eleanor Mary Whelan Frick Unson, 78, of Pensacola, Fla., died Sunday, June 4, 2006.
Born Sept. 11, 1927 in Brooklyn, she was the daughter of the late Mathew and Elizabeth Ryan Whelan.
She graduated from Harvey High School in Painsville, Ohio.
Mrs. Unson was a telephone operator for many hospitals in the area, as well as in Ohio and New York. She was a Catholic, and a member of the Navy Wives Club. She loved all kinds of music, enjoyed travelling with her husband and crafting.
Survivors include her husband, Richard Unson of Pensacola; four sons and one daughter-in-law, Jeff, Terry and Claire, Kevin and David Frick; a stepdaughter, Joanne A. Coons of West Coxsackie; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Calling hours were conducted June 7 at the Bayview Fisher-Pou Chapel, Pensacola.
Services were conducted June 8 at the chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Pensacola Office, 5514 N. Davis Highway, Suite C-111, Pensacola, FL, 32503.
Condolences may be sent to Richard Unson, 170 N.L. St., Apr. 118, Pensacola, FL, 32501.
June 25, 2006
Rip Van Winkle Senior
Athens – Dorothy Aldridge, 84, of Athens, died Friday, June 23, at the home of her daughter in Garden City, L.I., following a brief illness.
Mrs. Aldridge was born in Brooklyn on Aug. 15, 1921, to the late Peter and Margaret Koff Petersen.
Following her graduation from high school, she was employed by A&S Department Store in Brooklyn as a cahier.
She was the wife of the late Lester Aldridge, who predeceased her on Dec. 1, 1985.
Locally she was a member of the Rip Van Winkle Senior Citizens, the Cairo and Athens Senior Fellowships, and the Athens Zion Lutheran Church.
She previously resided on Grandview Avenue in Catskill and had been living in Athens.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 27 at 11am in the Remembrance Chapel of the Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home at 139 Jefferson Heights with interment following in the Town of Catskill Cemetery.
Friends and relatives are invited to call at the funeral on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9pm.
Mrs. Aldridge is survived by her four children, Lester Aldridge Jr., of Brooklyn, Dorothy Schoen of Garden City, Mrs. George (Joyce) Pratt of Florida and Mrs. David (Deborah) Peluchette of Florida; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and a sister. Marjorie Ridzi of Catskill.
She was predeceased by her daughter, Geraldine Wilburn in 1993; brother, John Petersen; and sister, Anna Duffy.
June 26, 2006
GC Memorial Hosp. employee
Catskill – Patsy Cody, 86, of Catskill, died Friday, June 23, 2006 at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.
Born Dec. 12, 1919 in Warrenton, Ga., she was the daughter of Joseph and Mamie Ivery.
Mrs. Cody worked at American Tree and Wreath, Atlanta Knitting Mill and the Greene County Senior Hospital before retiring.
She was a member of Mount Tabor AME Zion Church in Catskill and a volunteer for the Greene County Senior Companion Program.
Survivors include a brother, Ralph Ivery of Catskill; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Ivery; eight grandchildren, Francine Jones, Bernard Cody, Desiree Cody, Patricia Watson, Eugene Cody, Stacey O’Neill, Jewell Cody and Reginald Coleman; 22 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by her husband, Odell Cody; a daughter, Elizabeth Cody; a son, Eugene Cody; three brothers, Willie B. Ivery, Charlie C. Ivery and Willie Joe Ivery; three sisters, Hattie Lou Hill, Mattie Mae Jackson and Martha Lowe; and a granddaughter, Maxine Coleman.
Calling hours will be 10am to noon Tuesday at the Second Baptist Church, Main Street, Catskill.
Funeral services will follow at noon at the church with the Rev. Moses Carter officiating.
Interment will follow at the town of Catskill Cemetery.
June 26, 2006
Sunside Inn owner
Lake Worth, Fla. – Carl “Gus” Gustavson, 85, died Friday, June 23, 2006.
Born June 11, 1921, in Brooklyn, he was the son of the late Anna and Joseph Gustavson.
Mr. Gustavson was a master sergeant in the Army/Air Force during World War II.
He and his wife, Enid, were the proprietors of the Sunside Inn in Cairo before moving to Lake Worth in 1972.
Mr. Gustavson was a 57-year member of the American Legion and a long time member of the Elks.
Survivors, in addition to his wife of 55 years, include two sons and a daughter-in-law, William and Claire Gustavson of East Durham and Gary Gustavson of Greenacres, Fla.; a daughter and son-in-law, Elissa and David LaPerna of Lake Worth; and six grandchildren, Will, Amanda, Gary and Corrie Gustavson and Daniel and Carly LaPerna.
He was predeceased by two brothers, Arnold and Arthur; and a sister, Anna.
Calling hours will be 4 to 7:30pm today at the Dorsey E. Earl Smith Memory Gardens Funeral Home, 3041 Kirk Road, Lake Worth.
Funeral services will follow at 7:30pm.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Palm Beach County, 5300 East Ave., West Palm Beach, Fla. 33407.
June 27, 2006
Mary T. Keegan
Haines Falls – Mary T. Keegan, 7 years old, of Haines Falls, died June 26, 2006 at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.
Arrangements by the Aston-Balsagic Funeral Home, 7742 Main Street, Hunter, are presently incomplete.
June 27, 28, 2006
Loved the outdoors
East Durham – Justin Novak, 16, died suddenly at his home in East Durham, on June 24, 2006.
He was born in Athens on Nov. 14, 1989, the son of Ronald and Linda (Cook) Novak.
Justin attended Grapeville Christian School.
He was an avid outdoors person, and loved snowboarding, hunting, fishing, biking, soccer and paint balling. He was known as an excellent story teller and was a great poet. He was a former member of the 4H Club and enjoyed showing at the Greene County Youth Fair.
Surviving are his parents, Ronald and Linda Novak; two grandmothers, Valerie Novak of Massachusetts and Frances Patridge of East Durham; a sister, Karen Ford and her husband Charles II of Saratoga Springs; three brothers, James Novak of Catskill, Jonathan Novak and Jesse Novak of East Durham; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was predeceased by his grandfathers, Edward Novak and Oliver Cook; and his stepfather Alfred Partridge.
Funeral services will be Thursday, 11am, at the Greenville Christian Life Center, Route 32, Greenville.
Friends may call at the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 Route 81, Greenville, on Wednesday from 3 to 8pm.
Interment will be in the Potter Hollow Cemetery.
Those who wish to contribute may do so to the Justin Novak Scholarship Fund for the Grapeville Christian School, at the National Bank of Coxsackie, PO Box 400, Coxsackie, NY 12051.
June 28, 2006
Barbara Jean Clark
Jewett – Barbara Jean Clark, 60, of Jewett, died June 25, 2006, at her residence.
She was born in Aug. 28, 1945 in Lexington, the daughter of Ernest and Clara (Bloodgood) Dunham.
She is survived by her loving companion of 16 years, Frank Musall; brother, Ernest Dunham; sister, Wanda Neilson; children, Gail M. Brudniak of Kingston, David M. Clark of North Carolina, Pollyanna T. Erwin of South Carolina, Celeste A. Clark of Jewett, Christopher W. Clark of North Carolina; grandchildren Jamie, Anthony, Allyssa, Christal, Amber, David, Adam, Maranda, Brian, Dezaray and Derek; and great-grandchildren Jasmine and Kirstin Melissa.
Barbara worked at Hunter Mountain for 18 years and the Catskill Game farm for 10 years.
Calling hours will be today at the Decker Funeral Home Windham, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9pm.
A funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home on Thursday at 10am.
Interment will follow in the Maplewood Cemetery in Jewett.
June 28, 2006
Marguerite E. Cozza
Loved to play bingo
Hudson – Marguerite E. Cozza, 94, of Whittier Rehabilitation Center in Ghent, and formerly of Eden Park Nursing Home in Hudson, died June 26, 2006, surrounded by her nieces, nephews and friends at Community Hospice at Columbia memorial Hospital, Hudson.
She was born in Stuyvesant on Dec. 4, 1911, and was the daughter of the late Angelo and Concetta Garafalo.
Funeral services will take place Thursday, at 11am, at the Valenti and Richards Funeral Home, 700 Town Hall Drive, Greenport, with the Rev. Darienne Gagne, chaplain of the Community Hospice will officiate.
Interment will take place in the Cedar Park Cemetery, next to her husband, Christman, who predeceased her in 2000.
Marguerite was a past communicant of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Hudson. She was also a member of Ladies Sodolity, lifetime resident of the city of Hudson, loved to play bingo and was devoted to her nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend calling hours at funeral home on Thursday from 10 to 11am.
Contributions in her memory may be made to Community Hospice, 47 Liberty St., Catskill, NY 12414.
June 28, 2006
Edward J. Hansen, Jr.
Athens – Edward J. Hansen, Jr. 62, of Athens, formerly a lifelong resident of Rhinebeck, died Monday, June 26, 2006 at the Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.
Born July 15, 1043, in Elizabeth, NJ, he was the son of the late Edward J. and Clementine Guski Hansen, Sr.
He grew up in Rhinebeck and graduated from Rhinebeck High School.
Mr. Hansen served in the US Army during Vietnam.
On Jan. 14, 1973, in the Hillside Methodist Church in Rhinebeck, he married Barbara A. Hawley.
From 1966 until his retirement in 1992, he was a Field Engineer for IBM, first in Poughkeepsie, and later in Kingston. After his retirement he worked as a surveyor for Paggi & Martin in Poughkeepsie, and he worked at the Rhinebeck Savings Bank.
Mr. Hansen was a member of the Good Shepherd Church in Rhinebeck, a life member of both the Red Hook Post #7765 VFW and the Hillside Fire Company. He was also a member of the Montgomery Post #429 American Legion in Rhinebeck, and had been a 4H leader for four years, and was a past member of the Red Hook Antique Car Club.
In addition to his wife, survivors include a son, Travis Hansen of Rhinebeck; a daughter and son-in-law Cynthia and Scott Rathjen Scott of Germantown, his son; Edward J. Hansen, III and his wife Staci of Poughkeepsie, a brother, Ronald Hansen and his wife Joyce of Elizaville, four grandchildren: Scott Rathjen, Corey Rathjen, Conner Rathjen, and Brittney Hansen; and a nephew: Sean Hansen of Elizaville.
A son, Christopher Hansen, and a sister, Eileen Hansen, predeceased him.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:00am on Saturday, July 1st, at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Rhinebeck. The Rev. Jeffrey R. Galens of (as written) will officiate. Burial will be at Rhinebeck Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Burnett & White Funeral Home, 91 E. Market St., Rhinebeck, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The American Legion will hold services at 7:30pm.
Memorial donations may be made in Ed’s memory to the Community Hospice of Columbia-Greene, 47 Liberty St., Catskill, NY 12414.
Arrangements are under the direction of Burnett & White Funeral Homes 91 E. Market St., Rhinebeck, NY.
For directions, or to sign the online guest book, please visit www.Burnett-White.com
June 28, 2006
Mary T. Keegan
Haines Falls – Mary T. Keegan, 77, died Monday, June 26, 2006, at Columbia memorial Hospital in Hudson.
Mary was a telephone operator at AT&T in New York for many years. She enjoyed her retirement in Haines Falls with her husband Edward, to whom she was married for 30 years.
She is survived by her husband, Edward; daughter, Sheila and son-in-law Kenneth; and son, Denton. She is also survived by four beautiful and loving grandchildren, Melissa Allison, Kevin and Julia, who gave her much love and happiness.
She is also survived by her sister, Breda, and her brother, Richard, in Ireland, as well as many nieces and nephews.
A special thanks to all the health care workers at Columbia Memorial Hospital, especially all of the nurses who cared for her.
Calling hours will be at Aston-Balsagic Funeral Home, Hunter, on Thursday, June 29, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9pm.
Funeral Mass will be at Immaculate Conception Church, Haines Falls, on Friday, June 30, at noon. The Rev. John J. Murphy will be officiating.
Interment will follow at St. Francis de Sales Cemetery, Elka Park.
June 28, 2006
E. Sara Schwab
Coxsackie – E. Sara Schwab, 71, of 13 Warren Ave., West Coxsackie; died June 23, 2006, at her residence, after a long illness.
She was born in Coxsackie on June 5, 1935, the daughter of the late Henry and Emma (Craw) Schmitt.
Memorial services will take place July 8, 2006, at 10 am at the First United Methodist Church of Coxsackie.
Interment of her cremains will follow in the Riverside Cemetery, Coxsackie.
Cremation took place Saturday, July (as written) 24, 2006 at the Albany Rural Crematorium in Menands.
Sara was a lifelong resident of Coxsackie, a member and trustee of the First United Methodist Church of Coxsackie, and also loved gardening and floral arrangements. She was also an avid bird watcher and crocheted many afghans.
She is survived by her husband if 53 years Thomas R. Schwab of West Coxsackie; a daughter, Terry Schwab of Florida; four sisters, Ruth Weick of New York City, Ann Scalzo of Ravena, Bobsey Roberg of Coxsackie and Helen Lowery of Oswego; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Henry Schmitt.
Prior to her retirement, she was a bookkeeper for the Carter Foundry in Coxsackie.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Coxsackie, 103 Mansion St., Coxsackie, NY 12051.
June 29, 2006
Richard Stott Anderson
Athens – Richard Stott Anderson of “Athens on the Hudson” made his transition on June 26, 2006 while at his Athens home “Longvue” surrounded by his beloved cats, friends and gardens.
Born in Milton, son of the late Stott and Grace Anderson, he was a lifetime student of learning.
Richard’s career as a designer took him to New York City, Albany and Troy. Retired at age 50, Richard vigorously pursued his passion for garden design, gardening, literature and decorative arts.
Richard was a 1983 graduate of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardener’s program and instrumental in the restoration of many well known gardens such as those of Ten Broeck Mansion and the Albany Institute of History and Arts as well as many private gardens.
At his Albany home, Richard conceived and created “The Lark Street Gardens,” a published garden “that upon entering the garden, one’s initial response is of wonderful (as written) that such a verdant, country like space could exist hidden behind six townhouses in downtown Albany.”
Richard frequently opened his gardens and homes for public enjoyment, pleasure and charitable fund raisers. Photos of his gardens appeared in many garden study articles and the Charlotte M. Frieze. Well known for his generosity, tireless energy and mentorship are but a few facts of his legacy.
Richard is survived by his sisters Edith Anderson Mayse, Joanne Anderson Swanson, Louise Anderson Levy, brother, Frederick; and close friends, Susan and John Meunier, Gregory Hurd, Larry Stanley, Charles Houghton and Murial Cooke.
Friends and relatives are invited to Richards Funeral Home, 28 North Vernon Street, Athens at 2pm on July 1, 2006.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Albany County Historical Association Garden Fund at 9 ten Broeck Place, Albany, NY 12210.
June 29, 2006
Ruth J. Cimorelli
Catskill – Ruth J. Cimorelli, 91, of Largo, Fla., formerly of Cairo Junction Road, died Tuesday, June 27 at her residence following a long illness.
Mrs. Cimorelli was born in Leeds on Oct. 6, 1914 to the late Joseph and Minnie Froemchen Bellens. She was the wife of the late Robert J. Cimorelli, who predeceased her on Oct. 24, 1966. Following his death and the subsequent sale of the family’s bicycle/appliance store on Main St. in Catskill, she moved to St. Petersburg, Fla., where she was the bookkeeper for a BOCES school. She retired to Largo, Fla., where she had since resided.
A prayer service will be held on Saturday, July 1, at 1pm at the Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home at 139 Jefferson Heights with the Rev. James E. Clark, pastor of St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church officiating.
Interment will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery.
Friends and relatives are invited to call at the funeral home on Saturday at noon prior to the service.
Cimorelli is survived by six nieces including Barbara Bellens-Picon of Westbury, Susan J. Finlayson of Clifton Park, Michele Whitman-Perez of Montgomery, Susan Whitman of Denver, Colo., and Kyla Finlayson of Clifton Park.
She was predeceased by her brother, Harold J. Bellens on June 17, 1972, her sister Mildred Vandriesco, and her uncle Louis Bellens.
June 29, 2006
Helped 400 Jews escape from the Netherlands
Catskill – Jaap Penraat, the Dutch architect and a long-time resident of Catskill, died Sunday, June 25, 2006, at his home on Vedder Mountain Road. He was 88 years old and had been seriously ill for the past month and a half with a recently diagnosed cancer of the esophagus.
Jaap Penraat was born in 1918 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, where he grew up, attended the Art Academy, and worked until he immigrated to the United States in 1958 with his wife Jettie Penraat and their family.
He was trained as an industrial designer and architect and practiced both with great success both in Europe and America.
He received the Yad Vashem Award from the Israeli Government for his rescue work during World War II, at which time he helped more than 400 young Jewish men escape from the Netherlands into France, where he led them to French Resistance workers.
He is survived by three daughters, Marjolijn de Jager, Mir Lewis, and Noelle Penraat, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Cremation was under the direction of Cremation Funeral Services, Delmar.
June 30, 2006
Wife, mother, grandmother
Margaretville – Ruth Simmons, 83, of Spruceton, died June 27, 2006 at the Mountainside Residential Care Center in Margaretville.
She was born on Oct. 9, 1922, the daughter of Marshall and Eva Storey.
She was predeceased by her son, George, and husband, Edmund.
She is survived by her son, Kevin, and his wife, Debbie; grandchildren, Christine, Kevin Jr., Amy, Edmund, Cory and Ashley.
She worked as a cook for many years at the Tumbleweed Ranch and the Sunshine Valley House, both in Spruceton.
Calling hours will be on Friday, June 30, 2006, at Decker Funeral Home, Windham, from 11 to 1pm. A funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home following calling hours at 1pm.
Interment will follow at the Westkill Cemetery in Westkill.
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