Obituaries from the Daily Mail
March  2001

Transcribed by Vicki Powers
Obituaries provided by Sylvia Hasenkopf


March 1, 2001 

GLADINE MARY COLTON      
School Teacher and Librarian

TANNERSVILLE  --  Gladine Mary (Davis) Colton, 95, a former school teacher in Cairo and librarian in Tannersville, died peacefully on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2001, in Santa Monica, Calif.

She was born to the late William J. Davis and Blanche (Wilson) Davis in Rodman on Oct. 17, 1905.  She moved to Adams Center when she was 11 years old and lived there until she graduated from College.

Mrs. Colton graduated from St. Lawrence University in 1926 with a B.S. degree in biology and education.  She later earned a Masters in library science at the New York State College for Teachers in Albany.

She taught science in the Cairo School District, where she lived for many years.  She and her husband moved to Tannersville in 1947 where she later became librarian.  After her retirement in 1969, she and her husband spent the winter months in Santa Monica, Calif., to be near family members.

Mrs. Colton was a member of the order of the Eastern Star Cairo Chapter No. 380, the Delta Kappa Gamma Honor Society for Teachers, and many professional organizations.  She was known for her love of family, friends, flowers, knowledge, gems and collecting, and also for her “laughing blue eyes.”

Survivors include two grandchildren, Kent William Colton and Karen (Colton) Badt, both of Santa Monica; two nieces, two nephews, and a cousin.  She was predeceased by her husband of 45 years, Russell R. Colton, her son, John William Colton, and her sister, Miriam Pfordte.

Funeral services will be March 6, 2001, at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Santa Monica, Calif.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the hunter-Tannersville Central School, Colton Family Memorial, Tannersville, N. Y. 12485.


March 1, 2, 2001

MARY F. DUSHANE
Catskill Resident

CATSKILL --  Mary F. Christiana Dushane, 75, of 86 West Bridge St., died Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2991, at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.

Born May 22, 1925, in Glasco, Ulster County, she was the daughter of the late George Christiana and Nettie (Sherman) Christiana.

Survivors include three sons:  John Dushane and Stanley Dushane, both of Catskill, and Bernard Dushane of Schoharie; a sister, Pearl Murphy of Chicopee, Mass.; eight grandchildren’ two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Traver & McCurry Funeral Home at 234 Jefferson Heights in Catskill.

Service will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.  Fr. Richard Jacobs of St. Patrick’s R.C. Church in Catskill will officiate. 

Internment will follow at the Town of Catskill Cemetery.


March 2, 2001 

DEATH NOTICE         

DUSHANE, Mary F., 75, of 86 West Bridge St., Catskill, died Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2001, at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.  Born May 22, 1925, in Glasco, Ulster County, she was the daughter of the late George Christiana and Nettie (Sherman) Christiana.  Survivors include three sons, John Dushane and Stanley Dushane, both of Catskill, and Bernard Dushane of Schoharie; two daughter in-law, Judith Riley Dushane and Patricia Riley Dushane, both of Catskill; a sister, Pearl Murphy of Chicopee, Mass.; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  Calling hours are 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Traver & McCurry Funeral Home at 234 Jefferson Heights in Catskill.  Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.  Rev. Richard Jacobs of St. Patrick’s R.C. Church in Catskill will officiate. Interment will follow at the Town of Catskill Cemetery.


March 1, 2001

CARMON "JOHNNY JOHNSON" JAMES
Born in Jamaica, West Indies

HUDSON – Carmon “Johnny Johnson” James, 59 of Warren Street, Hudson, died Monday, Feb. 26, 2001.

He was born June 6, 1941, in Jamaica, West Indies, to the late Zeyra James and Margie James.

He worked at various locations in the area.

Survivors include two brothers, Syran James of Miami Fla., and Jimmy James of Palm Beach, Fla.; a sister, Oyaza James of Jamaica, West Indies; a cousin and a dear friend Francis Dixon of Catskill.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the State Street A.M.E. Zion Church, 201 State St. Hudson.

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


March 1, 2001  

MARK SCARANTINO SR.
IBM employee

ATHENS – Mark Scarantino Sr., 42 of 52 North Franklin St. , Athens formerly of Forty Fort, Pa., died in an automobile accident Monday, Feb. 26, 2001, on his way home from work at IBM in Poughkeepsie.

Mr. Scarantino was employed by IBM for 22 years.  He also was an avid motorcyclist and golfer.

Survivors include his parents, Ann Scarantino and Carl Scarantino of Forty Fort, Pa.; his wife, Virginia Scarantino of Athens; a daughter Angie Scarantino of Athens; a son mark Scarantino Jr. of Athens; a sister, Robyn, and a nephew, Zachary Gramps, both of West Wyoming, Pa.

There will be a public memorial service 10 a.m. Friday at St. Patrick’s Church at 19 North Franklin St, in Athens.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Richards Funeral Home at 26 North Vernon St. in Athens.


March 1, 2001 

MICHAEL ROSSANO
Coxsackie resident

COXSACKIE – Michael R. Rossano, 87, of Deiderich’s Trailer Park, West Coxsackie, died suddenly, Feb. 27, 2001, at his residence after injuries sustained in a house fire.

He was born Oct. 23, 1913 in Glasco, the son of the late Joseph Rossano and Rose Rossano.

Mr. Rossano was predeceased by his wife, Louise Rossano.

Private cremation took place March 1 at the Wiltwyck Crematory in Kingston.

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


March 2, 2001

EDWARD A. MANN SR.    
World War II veteran

ATHENS -- Edward A. Mann Sr., 87, of Rivertown Senior Citizens Apartments, Athens, died Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2001, at Eden Park Nursing Home in Catskill.

Born Aug. 26, 1913, in Chicago, he was the son of the late Alexander Mann and Clara (Newman) Mann.

Mr. Mann served in the U.S. Army ad was a veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his daughter, Theresa A. LaSala of Coxsackie; five grandchildren,  Steven Mann of Albany, Michele Petrides of West Hempstead, Malinda Mann of Poughkeepsie, Suzanne Mann of New Jersey and Michael J. Taft of Catskill; and nine great-grandchildren.

Mr. Mann was predeceased by his wife, Vincenza Mann, on July 3, 1977.

Private funeral services were held Thursday, March 1, at the Traver & McCurry Funeral Home at 234 Jefferson Heights in Catskill.  Pastor John J. Murphy of St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church in Catskill will officiate.

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


March 2, 2001

ELEANOR SLATER
Eden Park employee

CATSKILL – Eleanor M. Clearwater Slater, 67, of Tenth Street, Catskill, died Thursday, March 1, 2001, at Eden Park Nursing Home in Catskill.

Born April 1, 1933, in Catskill, she was the daughter of the late Richard Clearwater and Ada (Sherman) Clearwater.

Mrs. Slater was an employee of Eden Park Nursing Home in Catskill prior to her illness.

Survivors include five brothers, Arthur Sherman, Richard Clearwater, Vernon Clearwater, Reginald Clearwater and David Clearwater, all of Catskill; six sisters, Dorothy Miller of Catskill, Ada Rocco of Elizaville, Geraldine Sutton of Greenville, Florence “Janet” Clearwater of Athens, Marilyn Bayly of Pennsylvania and Rose Stumn of California; and many nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Slater was predeceased by her husband, William E. Slater, on March 3, 1998; and three sisters, Alice Erceg, Shirley Clearwater and Jenny Clearwater; and a brother, Norman Clearwater.

Private cremation was performed at Park View Cemetery in Schenectady.

Memorials may be made to the Eden Park Activities Department, 154 Jefferson Heights, Catskill, N.Y. 12414.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Traver & McCurry Funeral Home at 234 Jefferson Heights in Catskill.


March 3, 2001

Death  

FASSANELLA – Alta Mae (Parkhurst) Fassanella of Rochester, NY. Feb 27, predeceased by husband, James; survived by sons, James [Linda] and William [Joan]; daughter, Mary Ellen [Richard] Holdridge of Catskill; grandchildren, Lisa Fassanella-Lutz [Lt. Thomas Lutz], Holly, Terence, William and Alexander Fassanella, Erin and Alison Holdridge; sister-in-law, Marion Parkhurst; brother-in-law, John Fassanella, several nieces nephews and cousins.  Services were held Saturday at Assumption of Our Lady, Fairport, N.Y.  Donations may be made to McQuaid Jesuit High School Scholarship Fund, 1800 South Clinton Avenue, Rochester, N.Y. 14618.  Arrangements were with the Richard H. Keenan Funeral Home in Fairport, N.Y.


March 5, 2001

ANNA E. ALIA
Athens resident for 14 years

ATHENS – Anna Elizabeth Alia, 84, of Rivertown Senior Apartments, Athens, died Friday, March 2, 2001, at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.

Born Feb. 1, 1917, in Brooklyn, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin Morrison and Mabel (Heckinger) Morrison.

Mrs. Alia was a devoted wife for more than 40 years, and a warm and loving mother for her entire life.

Formerly of Nassau County, Long Island, she was a member of St. James Methodist Church and St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lynnbrook.

She had been an Athens resident for the past 14 years.  She was a member of the Rivertown Senior Center.

Survivors include a son, Bruce Alia; a daughter-in-law, Marsha, and grandson Dana, all of Catskill; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours were 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Traver and McCurry Feneral Home at 234 Jefferson Heights in Catskill.

Funeral services will be Monday in Long Island.

Interment will follow at the Rockville Cemetery in Rockville Center.


March 5, 2001 

MARIE L. BABBITT
Formerly lived in Oneonta

GHENT – Marie L. Babbitt, 85, a resident of Green manor Adult Home since 1995, died Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2001, at Green Manor Nursing Home.

Born August 27, 1915, in Georgetown, she was the daughter of Alfred Lord and Hazel Lord.

Mrs. Babbitt previously lived in Oneonta.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include two daughters, Marion Ray of Athens and Dorothy Lyons of Wendall, N.C.; and two grandchildren, David and Carolyn Ray of Albany.

She was predeceased by her husband, James Babbitt, in 1987; a sister, Edith Cook, in 1966; and a brother, Morell Lord, in 1995.

A memorial service will be conducted at Plains Cemetery in Oneonta at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Greenport Rescue Squad or to the Anatomical Gift Program at Albany Medical Center.


March 5, 2001

GIACOMA BOITANO
Arrangements incomplete

FREEHOLD – Giacoma Boitano, 90, of Sunny Hill Road, Freehold, died Saturday, March 3, 2001, at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.

Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Richards Funeral Home at 383 Bross St. in Cairo are incomplete.


March 5, 2001

SAMUEL F. BYLES
U.S. Army Veteran

GREENPORT – Samuel F. Byles, 48, of Joslen Blvd., Greenport, formerly of Philmont, died Saturday, March 3, 2001, at the Stratton Veterans Administration Hospital in Albany following a long illness.

Born Dec. 23, 1948, in Chatham, he was the son of the late Frank Byles and Thelma (Gulreaux) Byles.

During his military years he served with the U.S. Army from 1970-1973.  He was previously employed by the Textile By Products of Philmont.

Survivors include a sister, Patricia Palen of Hudson; and two stepdaughters, Sharon Buckley of Chatham and Rebecca Byles of Massachusetts.

Besides his parents, Mr. Byles is predeceased by two sisters, Joanne Byles and Dolores Jennings.

Calling hours will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Valenti & Richards Funeral Home at 700 Town Hall Drive in Greenport.

Services will take place 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, at the funeral home.  Pastor Eric Blahut of the Ghent Reformed Church will officiate.

Interment will take place in the spring in the family plot of the Mellenville Cemetery in Mellenville.


March 5, 2001

STEPHEN N NICKOLICH
Employed by Alpha-Leigh

CATSKILL – Stephen N. Nickolich, 76, died Friday, Feb. 16, 2001; at the Grand Strand Regional Medical Center, Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Born April 3, 1924, in Cementon, he was the son of Nick and Madeline Sapunarich Nickolich and raised at an early age by surrogate parents Anthony and Dora Matutinovich, all of Croatian descent.

Mr. Nickolich served with and received an honorable discharge from the U.S. Army in 1946.  He worked for Alpha-Lehigh Portland Cement Co. at many positions of expertise as both union and management for 42 years.

He enjoyed a prowess for athletic ability, becoming enshrined in the Kingston Old Timers Baseball and Saugerties Sports Hall of Fame.  Golfing became his forte during his retirement years.  He held memberships in numerous local and interstate clubs.

He was a member of the Cementon Sportsman Association; St. George Lodge 243 of the Croatian Fraternal Union of America; New York State Board of Electrical Underwriters Association; United Cement, Lime and Gypsum Workers International Union and Catskill Elks Lodge NO. 1341 Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.

He as a communicant of St. Mary’s of the Snow Parish Church in Saugerties.

Survivors include two sons, Stephen A. Nickolich of Saugerties and Mark J. Nicholich of Saugerties; a brother, John A, Nicholich of Cementon; four grandchildren, Caine Simmons, Stephanie Rose, Ashley Rita and Tyler Stephen, all of Saugerties; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial Mass of Resurrection will be conducted 10 a.m. Friday, march 9, at St. Mary’s of the Snow Parish Church in Saugerties.

Repository at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Catskill will take place at the convenience of the family.


March 5, 2001

THERESA RIVENBURGH
Ladies Auxiliary member

CATSKILL – Theresa Marie Veronica Christiana Rivenburgh, 58, of Catskill, died Saturday, March 3, 2001, at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany following a long illness.

Born Sept. 2, 1942, in Catskill, she was the daughter of Harold Christiana and Dorothy (Warner) Christiana.

Mrs. Rivenburgh was an active member of the Citizen’s Hose Co. No. 5 Ladies Auxiliary.

Survivors include her husband of 40 years, Victor L. Rivenburgh; four sons, Kenneth Rivenburgh of Colorado Springs, Colo., David M. Rivenburgh of Catskill, Paul B Rivenburgh of Catskill and Harold L. Rivenburgh of Catskill; two sisters, Margaret Gardner of Catskill and Bernadette Bowldy of Denver; two brothers, Don Darling of Catskill and Johnny Caniano of Catskill; six grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home at 139 Jefferson Heights in Catskill.  The Ladies Auxiliary will meet 7 p.m. for a memorial service.

Services will be conducted 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, at the funeral home with Pastor John J. Murphy of St. Patrick’s Church officiating.

Interment will be at the Town of Catskill Cemetery in Catskill at the Veterans Lot.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association.


March 6, 2001

EVELYN CRAFT
Arrangements incomplete

CAIRO – Evelyn Craft, 79, of the Pavilion, Jefferson Heights, Catskill, died Sunday, March 4, 2001, at Eden Park Nursing Home in Catskill.

Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Richards Funeral Home at 383 Bross St. in Cairo are incomplete.


March 6, 2001

ELEANORE SAXE
Grew up in New York City

MINNETONKA, MINN. Eleanore “Ellie” Saxe, 83, of Minnetonka, formerly of Eden Prairie died recently in Minnetonka.

Survivors include her husband, Frederick Saxe; her children, Mary Ann Thompson of Moorhead, Eleanore Smith of New York and Annie Christopherson of Florida; and her grandchildren, Chris and Kate Thompson.

She was predeceased by two sons, Frederick Saxe and Richard Saxe.

Mrs. Saxe was born on Staten Island and lived in New York City through young adulthood.

She shared the love of her Irish heritage with her family, living with enthusiasm, good humor and a kind heart.  She had a contagious, fun-loving spirit and an unfailing devotion to her family.

Mass of Christian Burial was Feb, 23 at Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, 13505 Excelsior Blvd., Minnetonka.

In lieu of flowers, memorials for Mrs. Saxe may be sent to Fairview Hospice, Attention:  Steve Sims, 2450 26th Ave. South, Minneapolis, Minn. 55406.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel.


March 6, 7, 2001

MATTHEW C. STORY JR.
Owner of Story Farms

CATSKILL – Matthew C. Story Jr., 67, of Story Farms, Kiskatom, died Sunday, March 4, 2001, at his home,

He was born on Nov. 1, 1933, in Catskill, the son of the late Matthew Charles Story and Virginia Blakelock Story.  He was a graduate of Catskill High School.

Mr. Story was a lifelong farmer.  He owned and operated the Story Farms since he was a young man, along with his wife, Margaret (Peggy) Stewart Story.  In more recent years he farmed along with his sons, Matthew III and James.

For 40 years he was an active supporter of the Greene County Soul and Water Conservation District and was currently chairman of its Board of Directors.  He was a member of the Kiskatom Reformed Church and a lifelong member of the Kiskatom Fire Company.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Matthew C. Story III of Kiskatom, Kathleen Ciampa of Castleton, James B. Story of Kiskatom, Joann DeForest of Stone Ridge; Cynthia Shanley and Melissa Story of Catskill; two sisters, Nancy McTigue of Lancaster, Calif. and Carol Doney of Kiskatom; two brothers, David Story of California and Thomas Story of Palenville; 21 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 10, at the funeral home with Pastor David C. Tipple of the Kiskatom Reformed Church officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Greene County Youth Fair, c/o Treasurer Frances Partridge, 490 Stone Bridge Extension, East Durham, N.Y. 12423.


March 6, 2001

ROSE TRESSLER
Arrangements incomplete

CAIRO – Rose Tressler died March 5, 2001, in Scranton, PA. Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Richards Funeral Home at 282 Bross St. in Cairo are incomplete.


March 7, 2001

MARJORIE J. KOHAN
Local resident

TANNERSVILLE – Marjorie J. Kohan, 85, of Tannersville, died Saturday, March 3, 2001, at the Robinson Terrace in Stamford.

Mrs. Kohan was born on March 1, 1915, to George F. Jones and Irene Davis Jones in Newark, N.J.

Survivors include a daughter, Susan J. Kohan of Tannersville; a brother, William F. Jones of Charlotte, N.C.; a nephew, and three nieces.

She was predeceased by her husband, Robert J. Kohan.

Cremation was at the Wiltwyck Rural Crematory in Kingston.

A Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Aston-Basagic Funeral Home on Main Street  in Hunter.  The Rev. Gregory Ferris will officiate.

Donations in Mrs. Kohan’s memory may be made to the Kaaterskill United Methodist Church, Tannersville, N.Y. 12485 or the Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Disorders Association, Inc. 85 Watervliet Ave., Albany, N.Y. 12206 in her memory.


March 8, 2001

GIACOMA BOITANO
Born in New York City 

FREEHOLD – Giacoma Boitano, 90, of sunny Hill Road, Freehold, died March 2, 2001, at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson after a long illness.

Mrs. Boitano was born in New York City, the daughter of the late Andrea Saccente and Martha Saccente.

She was predeceased by her husband, Walter Boitano.           

Surviving are two sisters, Rose Laurenzi and Annette Sagala, and many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be 1 to 3 p.m., Thursday at the Richards Funeral Home at 383 Bross St. in Cairo.  Services will be at 2:25 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.   Pastor Jeremiah H. Nunan of the Sacred Heart Church of Cairo will officiate.

Interment will take place in the family plot of the Freehold Cemetery in the spring.


March 8, 2001

EVELYN J. CRAFT
Member of Department for Aging

CATSKILL – Evelyn J. Craft, 79, of Eden Park Nursing Home, Catskill, died March 5, 2001, after a long illness.

Born May 17, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Rudolpf Walko and Catherine Walko.

Mrs. Craft had been an area resident for the last 15 years.  She was a member of the Greene County Department for the Aging and worked as a volunteer in the Bereavement Program.  She was also active in the Sing-A-Long Program.

Prior to her retirement, she was employed as a mental hygiene staff attendant at Pilgram State hospital in Long Island.

Survivors include a son, Robert C, Craft of Troy; a daughter, Ruth C. Bowers of South Cairo; and six grandchildren.

Mrs. Bowers was predeceased by her husband, Robert Craft, in 1985. 

There will be no calling hours.

Graveside services will take place 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Catskill Rural Cemetery in Jefferson Heights in Catskill.

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


March 9, 2001

JANE APPLEBAUM
Lifelong Catskill resident

CATSKILL – Jane “Jennie” Applebaum, 91, of Catskill, died Thursday, March 8, 2001, at Eden Park Nursing Home in Catskill.

A lifelong Catskill native and resident, Mrs. Applebaum was born June 22, 1909, the daughter of the late Michael Cooke and Rose (Daisernia) Cooke.

Mrs. Applebaum was a communicant of St. Patrick’s Church in Catskill. She was a member of St. Patrick’s Rosary-Altar Society.  Mrs. Applebaum was predeceased by her husband, Alvin N. Applebaum, on Sept. 20, 1966.

Survivors include a son; a brother, Cosmo Cooke of Catskill; two sisters, Julia Romano of West Babylon and Irene Maher of Catskill; a most devoted niece, Phyllis DeLuca of Catskill; and many other nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends may call at the Traver & McCurry Funeral Home at 234 Jefferson Heights in Catskill on Friday from 2 to 5 p.m.

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

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


March 9, 2001

ROSE MAUTONE
Teacher in C-A school system

KINGSTON –Rose Mautone, 74, of Jefferson Heights, Catskill, formerly of Athens and Germantown, died Wednesday, March 7, 2001, at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.

Born in Kingston on Sept 7, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Luigi Mautone and Emma Naccarato Mautone.

Prior to her retirement in 1983 she was employed as a teacher in the Coxsackie-Athens Central School District in Athens and was a member of its teachers association.

She was predeceased by two sisters, Angeline Ayres and Evelyn Ward.

Survivors include a brother, Gabriel Mautone of Lubbock, Texas; three sisters, Josephine Barone of Poughkeepsie, Dorothy Ward of Kingston and Betty Murphy of Stilllwater; two aunts; and many nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Saturday 11 a.m. at the A. Carl & Sons Funeral Home Inc. at 65 Lucas Ave. in Kingston.

Interment will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home Saturday 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 159 Green St., Kingston, N.Y. 12401.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Bernard L. Hamilton Funeral Service Inc. at 65 Lucas Ave. in Kingston.


March 9, 2001

ROSINA TRESSLER
Active in Methodist Church

CAIRO – Rosina (Rose) Tressler, 94, of Sandy Plains Road, South Cairo, died Monday, March 5, 2001, at the VNA Hospice in Scranton, Pa.

Mrs. Tressler was born in New York City on Dec. 11, 1906, and was the daughter of the late Charles Mansfield and Ellen (Moore) Mansfield.

She resided in the South Cairo area for more than 35 years and was active with the South Cairo United Methodist Church bake sales.  She loved to crochet and to bake.

She was predeceased by her husband, William Tressler, in 1974.

Survivors include three granddaughters, Patricia Andrisani of Scranton, Pa.; Diane Paniccia of Shoreham, Lori Lerlein of East Patchogue; six great-grandchildren and two dear friends, Deloris Post and Alma Veverka.

Calling hours are 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Richards Funeral Home at 383 Bross St, in Cairo.  Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with Pastor Jeremiah J. Nunan of the Sacred Heart Church of Cairo officiating.

Interment will take place next to her late husband in the family plot of the Catskill Rural Cemetery.


March 10, 12,13, 2001

MILLARD I. NOEL
Former resident

CATSKILL – Millard Irvin Noel, 93, retired Deputy Superintendent of Finance at Coxsackie Correctional Facility, died Thursday, March 8, 2001, at Westgate Convalescent Hospital in San Jose, Calif.

Born Feb. 14, 1908, in Aspters, Pa., he was the son of the late Jacob Noel and Carrie Barner Noel.

He married the former Vera Anthes on Sept. 18, 1937.  Mrs. Noel predeceased him in 1996.

Mr. Noel had lived in Saratoga, Calif. with his son since 1998 and previously lived at 4 Ivy Terrace, Catskill.

Mr. Noel majored in business administration at the University of Buffalo.

He was employed by Attica Prison until 1944 when he moved to Catskill and transferred to Coxsackie Correctional Facility where he was institutional steward for 29 years and deputy superintendent of finance in 1974; prior to his retirement.

Mr. Noel was a member of Catskill Untied Methodist Church, a 50-year member of Highland Ely Parker Masonic Lodge No. 835, past patron of Betsy Ross-Levant Chapter No. 695 of the Order of the Eastern Star in Buffalo, past patron and 50-year member of the Thorpe Chapter No. 462, Order of the Eastern Star in Attica.

He was also a member of the Rip Van Winkle Club, the Rip Van Winkle Senior Citizens and Catskill Senior Fellowship.  He served for 10 years in the volunteer income tax program under the auspices of the Office of Aging.

Survivors include two sons, Bruce Noel and Paul Noel; and two grandchildren, Krista Noel Markert and Jeremy Noel.

A calling hour will be conducted 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home, 139 Jefferson Heights, Catskill.

Services follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Russell Sargent, associate pastor of United Methodist Church, officiating.


March 10, 2001

WILLIAM G. PERSSON
Leeds resident

LEEDS – William G. Perrson, 66, of Green Lake Road, Leeds, died Friday, March 9, 2001, at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.

Born June 11, 1934, in Brooklyn, he was the son of the late Gunnar and Mary Mooney Persson.

Formerly of Brooklyn, Mr. Persson was an employee of Tekni-Plex in Brooklyn prior to his retirement in 1996.

Survivors include his wife, Virginia Carr Persson of Leeds; three daughters, Patricia Kunder, of Stony Brook, L.I. ;  Kathleen Searles of Burburnett, Tex., and Kim Mentock of Kings Mountain, N.C.; and four grandchildren.

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

Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, with the Rev. John J. Murphy, pastor of St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church of Catskill officiating.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice of Columbia- Greene, 47 Liberty Street, Catskill, 12414, or the Leukemia Society.  Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.


March 12, 2001  

JAMES T. KELLY  
Insurance agent

WESTKILL – James T. Kelly, 84, of died Saturday, March 10, 2001, at his home in Westkill.

Born June 9, 1916 in West Brighton, Staten Island, he was the son of Lieutenant Thomas A. Kelly and Stella Perini Kelly.

A longtime resident of Staten Island, he moved to Spruceton Valley in 1968.

From 1940 to 1949 he worked for the Bethlehem Steel Shipyard on Staten Island as a gantry crane operator.  He then established with his wife Evelyn, a general insurance agency, the Kelly Agency, which operated from 1950 until 1972.

Starting in 1972, he lived and worked in Westkill, breeding quarter horses and successfully competing in carriage competitions for many years.

Survivors include his sister, Patricia Cari of Cranberry, N.J.; his daughter, Alice Kelly of Plainfield, N.J.; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and friends Diane Clarke Maklae and Edgar Shoemaker.

Mr. Kelly was predeceased by his wife, Evelyn Kelly, in 1987.

Interment and memorial will be in the spring at Westkill Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Decker Funeral Home in Windham.  


March 13, 2001    

ELIZABETH J. MEREDITH
Arrangements incomplete

COXSACKIE – Elizabeth J. Meredith, 70, of 4 Elm St., Coxsackie, died March 12, 2001, at St. Peter’s Hospice, Manning Blvd., Albany.

Funeral arrangements under the direction of W.C. Brady’s Sons Inc. Funeral at 97 Mansion St. in Coxsackie are incomplete.


March 13, 2001

CAROL ANN PASERBA
Teacher of second grade

HIGHLAND – Carol Ann Paserba, 53, a teacher and longtime local resident, died Monday at St. Francis Hospital.

Mrs. Paserba was a teacher of the second grade for 31 years in the Cairo-Durham Central School District in Cairo.

She was born April 20, 1947, in Liberty, the daughter of Hilton Schmidt and Louisa Bestenhinder.  She and John Paserba were married in 1971.

Mrs. Paserba was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Highland where she was a deacon and elder of the church.  She also served on various committees.

Survivors include her husband; two sons, Mark Paserba and Todd Paserba, both of Highland; a sister, Ethel Hall of North Carolina; a brother, Donald Schmidt of Syracuse; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by a sister, Elaine DeVaul.           

Calling hours are 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the First Presbyterian Church of Highland, 26 Church St. Highland.  Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. at the church.  Interment will take place at Lloyd Cemetery in Highland.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Dollars for Scholars, P.O. Box 598, Cairo, N.Y. 12413.  A scholarship will be set up in Mrs. Paserba’s name.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Michael Torsone Memorial Funeral Home Inc., 38 Main St., Highland.


March 14, 2001

ELIZABETH J. MEREDITH
Employed by Marriott Corp.

COXSACKIE – Elizabeth J. Meredith, 70, of 4 Elm St., Coxsackie, died March 12, 2001, at St. Peter’s Hospice in Albany, where she had been a resident since March 8, 2001.

She was born in Catskill on Aug. 1, 1930, and was the daughter of the late William Van Alstyne and Catherine (Prendergast) Van Alstyne.

Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. on March 16, 2001, at St. Mary’s church in Coxsackie.  Pastor John L. Moyna will be celebrant.

Entombment will follow at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Ravena.

Prior to her retirement, she was employed by the Marriot Corp. at the New Baltimore exchange of the New York State Thruway.  She also enjoyed traveling and gardening.

Survivors include her husband William T. Meredith of Savannah, Ga.; three sons, Leroy E. Russell of Greenville and Michael T. Meredith of New Baltimore; a daughter, Deborah A. Gritmon of Athens; three brothers, Thomas Van Alstyne of Latham, William Van Alstyne of Coxsackie and Robert Van Alstyne of West Coxsackie; two sisters, Jean Pfeffer of West Coxsackie and Carolyn Riley of Delmar; eight grandchildren; on great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call at the W.C. Brady’s Sons Inc. Funeral Home at 97 Mansion St. in Coxsackie on Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Contributions in her memory may be made to St. Peter’s Community Hospice, 315 South Manning Blvd., Albany, N.Y. 12208  


March 14, 2001

GERTRUDE IVA WORMUTH
Arrangements incomplete

ATHENS – Gertrude Iva Wormuth, 98, of Athens died March 13, 2001, at Greene Long Term Care after a long illness.

Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Richards Funeral Home at 26 North Vernon St. in Athens are incomplete.


March 15, 2001

MICHAEL L. SMIGIEL
Arrangements incomplete

CAIRO --  Michael L. Smigiel, 69, of Round Top, died Wednesday, March 14, 2001, at Einstein Medical Center in the Bronx.  Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Richards Funeral Home at 383 Bross St, in Cairo are incomplete.


March 15, 2001  

JOHN J. KENNEDY
Caretaker at Camp St. Helene

CATSKILL – John J. Kennedy, 85, of Woodstock Avenue, Palenville, died suddenly Tuesday, March 13, at home.

He was born Aug. 24, 1915, in Manhattan, the son of the late William Kennedy and Madeline (McEntee) Kennedy.

Mr. Kennedy was a caretaker at Camp St, Helene in Palenville prior to his retirement.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Jeanne A. Kennedy, on June 23, 1980.

Mr. Kennedy was a member of Catskill Elks Lodge No. 1341 and the Knights of Columbus.

Survivors include his wife, Carmella M. (Gallo) Hurtado-Kennedy of Palenville; a daughter, Rosemary Bubb of Pittsfield, Mass.; four sons, Donald J. Kennedy of Brooklyn, Kevin J. Kennedy of Palenville and John L. Hurtado and Anthony M. Hurtado, both of St James; a sister, Kathryn Masullo of Clifton Park; 13 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends may call at the Traver & McCurry Funeral Home at 234 Jefferson Heights in Catskill on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Services will be held 9:15 a.m. Friday from the funeral home followed by a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Sacred Heart Church on Route 32A in Palenville.  Pastor Kieran Monahan will officiate.  Interment will be at the Kennedy Homestead Cemetery in Palenville.

Memorials may be made to St. Anthony’s Friary, Harrison St., Catskill, N.Y. 12414.


March 16, 2001

MICHAEL J. SMIGIEL  
Round Top resident for 27 years

CAIRO – Michael J. Smigiel, 69, of Round Top, died March 14, 2001, at Einstein Medical Center in the Bronx.

He was born in Brooklyn on Feb. 12, 1932, and was the son of the late Theodore Smigiel and Johanna (Baier) Smigiel.

Services will take place Sunday at 8 p.m. at the Richards Funeral Home at 383 Bross St., in Cairo.  Pastor Jeremiah Nunan of the Sacred Heart Church in Cairo will officiate.

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

Mr. Smigiel had been a resident of Round Top for 27 years.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Maryann Smigiel.

Survivors include two sons, Michael B. Smigiel of California and Michael D. Smigiel; two daughters, Michelle A. Brosnan of Round Top and Laura Smigiel of New Jersey; four brothers, William of Buffalo, John of Cairo, Robert of California and Donald of Middleburgh’ four sisters, Joan Lang, Mary Ashley and Anne Fischer, all of Cairo, and Irene Dunne of Yonkers; 13 grandchildren’ and three great-grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Richards Funeral Home at 383 Bross St. in Cairo on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  


March 16, 2001

FRANK J. CISLER
Former Suffolk County detective

CAIRO --  Frank  J. Cisler, 69, of Mohican Drive, Acra, died March 14, 2001, at Columbia Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

He was born in New York City and was the son of the late Frank Cisler and Katherine (Ankner) Cisler.

Services will take place Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Richards Funeral Home at 383 Bross St. in Cairo with the Rev. Robert Johnson of the Trinity United Methodist Church of Hudson officiating.

Interment will take place in the spring in the family plot of the Cairo Cemetery.

During his military career he served in the U.S. Marines in the Korean War.

Prior to his retirement he was a detective with the Suffolk County Police Department.

At the time of his death he was a member of the Cairo-Durham Elks.  This organization will hold services in his memory Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Survivors include his wife, Joan M. (Alwill) Cisler of Acra; two daughters, Jean Rompf of  Long Island and Deborah O’Brien of Catskill; three sons, Frank Cisler of Long Island, Edward Cisler of Nebraska and Thomas Cisler of Round Top; and seven grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Richards Funeral Home on Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Leukemia Society of America, Upstate New York Chapter, 85 Watervliet Ave., Albany, N.Y. 12206.  


March 16, 2001

VICTOR PRUSKY JR.
Corrections officer at Coxsackie

COXSACKIE – Victor Prusky Jr., 76, of Earlton, died Wednesday, March 14, 2001, at the Community Hospice at St. Peter’s Hospital after a long illness.

Born in Stockport on June 8, 1924, he was the son of the late Elizabeth (Richards) Prusky and Victor Prusky Sr.  He was married to Josephine (Leonard) Prusky on May 2, 1947.  Josephine Prusky died Jan. 12, 1996.

Mr. Prusky had been a corrections officer at the Coxsackie Correctional Facility for many years and retired in 1980.  He was a life member of the Earlton Fire Department and a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose and the Benevolent and Protective order of Elks in Nucla, Colo.    

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and served on the USS Hornet.  He was awarded four stars in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and two stars in the Philippine Liberation.  He was a member of the USS Savo Island CVE-78 Reunion.

Survivors include a son, Victor Prusky III of Coxsackie; two daughters, Karen Linders of Earlton and Barbara Prusky of Cairo; two sisters, Margaret McStein of Coxsackie and Loretta Kenzel; two granddaughters, Charlotte Blair of Climax and Kym Warner of Earlton; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In accordance with Mr. Prusky’s wishes, no funeral services will be held and interment will be private.

Memorial donations may be made to the Eastern New England Regional Office of the American Diabetes Association, 7 Washington Square, Albany, N.Y. 12205.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Sopris Funeral Home Inc. on Route 9W in Coxsackie.


March 16, 2001

MAE SCHREIBER  
Active in Glendale Church

GREENVILLE  -- Mae Schreiber, 89, of Greenville and formerly of Glendale, N.Y., and Boynton Beach, Fla., died Wednesday, March 14, 2001, at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany.

She was born in Brooklyn on April 7, 1911, daughter of the late Leslie Pudick and Frances (Fox) Pudick.

She was active in the Sacred Heart Parish in Glendale and moved to Boynton Beach, Fla., in 1973, and to Greenville last year.

She was predeceased by her husband, Richard Schreiber Sr., in 1977, and a sister, Evelyn Hutter.

Survivors include a son, Richard Schreiber, Jr. of Greenville; and three grandchildren, Rosemary Lewis and Courtney Schreiber of Greenville, and Lt. Col. Richard Schreiber III of Woodbridge, Va.

Calling hours are 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Cunningham Funeral Home on West Road in Greenville.  Services will be 8:30 a.m. Saturday from the funeral home with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist Church on Route 81 in Greenville.  Interment will be in the spring.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Greenville Library or the Greenville Rescue Squad.


March 16, 2001

MICHAEL J. SMIGIEL
Round Top resident for 27 years

CAIRO – Michael J. Smigiel, 69, of Round Top, died March 14, 2001at Einstein Medical Center in the Bronx. 

He was born in Brooklyn on Feb. 12, 1932, and was the son of the late Theodore Smigiel and Johanna (Baier) Smigiel.

Services will take place Sunday at 8 p.m. at the Richards Funeral Home at 383 Bross St. in Cairo.  Pastor Jeremiah Nunan of the Sacred Heart Church in Cairo will officiate.

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

Mr. Smigiel had been a resident of Round Top for 27 years.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Maryann Smigiel.

Survivors include two sons, Michael B. Smigiel of California and Michael D. Smigiel; two daughters, Michelle Am Brosnan of Round Top and Laura Smigiel of New Jersey; four brothers, William of Buffalo, John of Cairo, Robert of California and Donald of Middleburgh; four sisters, Joan Lang, Mary Ashley and Anne Fischer, all of Cairo, and Irene Dunne of Yonkers; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Richards Funeral Home at 383 Bross St, in Cairo on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.


March 16, 2001

THURSTON VAUGHN  
Westerlo highway superintendent

GREENVILLE  -- Thurston “Toot” Vaughn, 81, of Greenville, died Thursday, March 15, 2001, at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany.

Born July 17, 1919, in Greenville, he was the son of the late Thurman Vaughn and Charlotte (Elliot) Vaughn.

Mr. Vaughn was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army.  He was a former highway superintendent for the Town of Westerlo, and had previously worked for Walters Trucking, Schwedrmann Trucking and VanAuken’s Express.  He drove a school bus for the Greenville Central School District and had also delivered mail from the Greenville Post Office.

He was a member and former past master of James Austin Lodge No., 557 F. & A.M., a member and former past commander of Greenville American Legion Post No. 291, a member of the Association of Highway Superintendents of Albany County and a member of Christ Episcopal Church.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth “Betty” (Winn) Vaughn; three daughters, Mildred Gipprich of Greenville, Cheryl Ann Vaughn of Delmar and Lena Savino of South Westerlo; four sons, Roger Vaughn of Cornwallville, T. Walter Vaughn of Hudson, Kenneth Friss of Kingston and Curtis Vaughn of Riverbank, Calif.; 18 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; his stepmother, Mildred (Stone) Vaughn of Warrensburg; two brothers, Everett Vaughn of Ballston Spa and Robert Vaughn of Durham; and several nieces, nephews and great-nephews.

Mr. Vaughn was predeceased by his first wife, Alberta (Cross) Vaughn; a granddaughter, Nicole Savino; and three brothers, Virgil, William and Thurman Vaughn Jr.

Services will be 8:30 p.m. Sunday from the Cunningham Funeral Home at 4898 State Route 81 in Greenville.

Calling hours will be 1 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday prior to the service at the funeral home.

The Masonic Lodge and the Greenville American Legion will conduct services from 7:15 to 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Greenville Rescue Squad or the American Cancer Society.


March 17, 2001

ROSE DEWITT BOWER
Local resident since 1977  

WEST COXSACKIE  -- Rose DeWitt Bower, 93, whose ancestors came to America on the Mayflower, died Wednesday March 14, 2001, at the Community Hospice at Columbia Memorial Hospital, in Hudson.

Born Dec. 6, 1907, in Napanoch, she was the daughter of Louisa DeWitt and Charles Wesley Dewitt.

She married Charles Bower on Sept. 3, 1929.

She had been a resident of Bethany Village, West Coxsackie, since 1977 and was an active member of the Tenants Association for many years.

She was a member of the Bloomville Methodist Church, Bloomville Ladies Auxiliary and Ladies Home Bureau.  She worked for many years at Morton’s Department Store in Cairo.

Mrs. Bower is survived by her daughter Jeannine of New York City; two sons, Charles “Skip” Bower of Bloomville and Michael of Coxsackie; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband in 1976; a son, Karl Bower; a granddaughter and a great-grandson.

Services were private.  The family is planning an interment of Mrs. Bower’s cremated remains in the Kerhonkson Cemetery in the spring.  Relatives and friends will be notified of the date and time.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Hospice, Inc., Columbia Greene Memorial Hospital, Hudson, 12534, or the Coxsackie Rescue Squad.

Arrangements were with the Sopris Funeral Home, Inc., Route 9, West Coxsackie.


DEATH

BOWER – Rose DeWitt Bower, age 93, died on Wednesday March 14, 2001 at the Community Hospice at Columbia Memorial Hospital, Hudson, N.Y.  Se was a resident of Bethany Village since 1977, an active member of the Tenants Association for many years.  Mrs. Bower was born in Napanoch, N.Y. on Dec. 6, 1907, the daughter of the late Louisa and Charles Wesley DeWitt.  Her ancestors came over on the Mayflower.  She married Charles Bower Sept. 3, 1929; he predeceased her in 1976.  A member of the Bloomville Methodist Church, Bloomville Ladies Auxiliary and Ladies Home Bureau.  She worked for many years at Morton’s Department Store in Cairo, N. Y. Mrs. Bower is survived by her daughter Jeannine of New York City and sons Charles “Skip” Bower and his wife JoAnn of Bloomville, N. Y. and Michael and wife Margaret Bower of Coxsackie, N.Y.   Her grandchildren include Christine Kirch of Leeds, N.Y., Jon Bower of Coxsackie, N.Y., Ann Bower Jackson of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Alice Bower-Snyder of Syracuse, N.Y.  Patricia Bower and Steven Bower of Delhi, N.Y., Mitzi Sackett, “Pip” Bower and Jeff Bower of Bloomville, N.Y., Debra Jo Ryan of Phoenicia, N.Y.; Diane Jonsson and Karl Bower of Florida.  She is also survived by 21 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by a daughter-in-law, Downey Lang Bower, her son Karl Bower, a granddaughter Darlene, and her great grandson Karl John Peters.  Services were private.  The family is planning a spring interment of her cremated remains in the Kerhonkson Cemetery.  Relatives and friends will be notified of the date and time.  For those who desire, a memorial contribution may be made in Rose’s name to the Community Hospice, Inc., or Coxsackie Rescue Squad.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Sopris Funeral Home, Inc. Route 9, West Coxsackie, N.Y.


March 17, 2001

FRANK T. FIEDERLEIN 
Guitar player

CAIRO – Frank T. Fiederlein, 18, of Route 145, Cairo, died Friday, March 16, 2001, at Albany Medical Center Hospital from injuries sustained in a pedestrian-car accident Sunday evening.

Born Nov. 21, 1982, in Houston, Texas, he was the son of Richard Fiederlein of Long Island and Kathleen McClosky Kaider of Cairo.

He attended Cairo-Durham High School for a time and enjoyed working with ceramics and playing the guitar.

He had been an area resident since 1987.

In addition to his parents, survivors include his stepfather, Matthew Kaider Jr, of Cairo; maternal grandparents, Gwen Jarosek and Frank Jarosek of Texas; paternal grandmother, Mary Ellen Fiederlein of Long Island; a sister, Christine Perrone of Cairo; a brother, Jeffery Parish Jr. of Catskill; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

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

Funeral services will take place at 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Kieran Monahan, pastor of the Sacred Heart Church of Palenville officiating.

A private cremation will take place Monday at the Wiltwyck Crematory in Kingston.


March 19, 2001

CARLA M. BAGSHAW
Employed at Ambrosia Diner

CATSKILL—Carla M. Bagshaw, 31, of 2797 Route 23A., Catskill, died suddenly Thursday, March 15, 2001 in Catskill.

Born July 22, 1969 in Kingston, she was the daughter of James R. Bagshaw of Cairo and Margaret (Dewey) Bagshaw of Catskill.

Ms. Bagshaw attended St. Patrick’s Academy and was a graduate of St. Patrick’s High School Class of 1987.

She was an employee at the Ambrosia Diner in Catskill.

In addition to her parents, survivors include a son, James R. Pine of Catskill; grandparents, Manolo Calvo and Virginia Calvo of Earlton and Edward Gallagher and Audrey Gallagher of South Cairo; her stepmother, Maureen Bagshaw of Cairo; four sisters, Jennifer Dillworth of Earlton, Heather Bagshaw of Hawthorne, Holly Bagshaw of Catskill and Amy Priputen of Cairo; a brother, Nathan Priputen of Cairo; three nephews; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services and a Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted 1:30 p.m. Monday at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church on Bridge Street in Catskill.  Pastor John J. Murphy will officiate.

Interment will follow at the Catskill Rural Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Traver & McCurry Funeral Home in Catskill.


March 19, 2001

ROBERT P CARPENTER
World War II veteran

CATSKILL – Robert P. Carpenter, 78, of 70 Summit Ave., Catskill, died Friday, March 16, 2001 at Albany Medical Center.

Born Nov. 22, 1922 in Gloversville, he was the son of the late William Carpenter and Alice (Maust) Carpenter.       

Mr. Carpenter served in the U.S. Navy and was a veteran of World War II.  He served on various destroyers in both the Atlantic and the Pacific theaters. As a crewman aboard the U.S.S. Aaron Ward during the battle at Okinawa in May of 1945, he survived six kamikaze hits on his ship that killed 42 shipmates and critically wounded more than 100 others.

He was an employee of New York Telephone for more than 30 years, retiring in 1978.  He was a leader with the Boy Scouts of America serving as scoutmaster for many years with Troup 72 of Slingerlands.  He was a volunteer for the Slingerlands Fire Department.

A Catskill resident for the last 35 years, Mr. Carpenter was a past commander and adjutant of Sullivan Teator VFW Post No. 770, finance officer and member of Honeyford Memorial Post No. 110 of the American Legion, Memorial Day Committee chairman and Firing Squad captain for both, a member of the Catskill Elks Lodge No. 1341 and a member of the Pioneers of America.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Betty Jean (Bowers) Carpenter of Catskill; two sons, Dale Carpenter of Nazareth, Pa. and Jeffrey Carpenter of Penfield; a daughter, Janet Buck of Wynantskill; two brothers, Harold Carpenter of Fonda and Emery Carpenter of Saratoga; a sister Yvonne Orsini of Duanesburg; six grandsons; two granddaughters; and many nieces and nephews.

Mr. Carpenter was predeceased by a brother Wayne Carpenter.

Calling hours will be 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Traver & McCurry Funeral Home at 234 Jefferson Heights in Catskill.

Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Fonda.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Honeyford Memorial Post No 110 of the American Legion and VFW Post No. 770.  


March 19, 20, 2001

AGNES JENES  
Catskill resident

CATSKILL – Agnes Jenes 81, of Catskill, died Saturday, March 17, 2001 at Eden Park Nursing Home where she had been a patient since Feb. 21.

Born Feb. 18, 1920 in White Plains, she was the daughter of the late George Stewart and Hazel (Pugmayer) Stewart.

She was a graduate of Catskill High School.  She waitressed at Makris’ on Main Street and the Jamesway luncheonette until 1962.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home at 139 Jefferson Heights in Catskill.

Services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 21 at the funeral home.  Pastor John J. Murphy of St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church will officiate.

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

Memorial donations will be made to the St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital or P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 300, Memphis, Tenn., 38148-0552.  


March 19, 20, 2001

NICHOLAS MARTINES  
Owned West Side Deli

CATSKILL –Nicholas Martines, 89, of Catskill, died Saturday, March 17, 2001 at Eden Park Nursing Home following a long illness.

Born March 1, 1912 in Messina, Italy, he was the son of Benjamin Martines and Beatrice (Franco) Martines.  He and his wife moved to Catskill in 1956 from New York City and he was the owner and manager of the West Side Deli on West Bridge Street for many years.

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

Services will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 20 at the funeral home with Pastor John J. Murphy of St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church officiating.

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


March 19, 2001

RICHARD W. MORRISON  
Welder

GREENPORT – Richard W. Morrison, 74, of Dutch Village, Claverack, died Saturday at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

Born Aug. 4, 1926 in Hudson, he was the son of the late Joseph Morrison and Louise (Johnson) Morrison.

Mr. Morrison worked for more than 30 years at the Universal Atlas and the Independent Cement Corp., where he retired as a Grade 1 welder.

He enjoyed camping, fishing and hunting.  He was involved with many local organizations including Masonic Lodge No. 700, Hudson Fish and Game Club, the Federation of Polish Sportsmen and Greenport Pumper Co. No. 1.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1949 – 1952 where he earned such awards as a World War II Victory Medal, a Korean service medal with five Bronze service stars, a U.N. service medal and a Good Conduct medal.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Sharon (Clukey) Morrison of Claverack; four children, Sharon L. Stodolski of Ithaca, Joseph W. Morrison Sr. of Hudson, Darlene A. McCabe of Hudson and Andrea J. Funk of Hudson; seven grandchildren; and on great-grandson.

Mr. Morrison was predeceased by a sister, Regina Brown.

Calling hours are 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bates and Anderson Funeral Home.

Services are Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family.


DEATH NOTICE

MORRISON – Richard Morrison, 74, March 17, 2001, of Dutch Village, Claverack.  Husband of Sharon (Clukey) Morrison of Claverack.  Father of Sharon L. Stodolski of Ithaca, Joseph W. Morrison Sr. of Hudson, Darlene A, McCabe of Hudson, and Andrea J. Funk of Hudson.  Grandfather of Lisa Stodolski of Dryden, N.Y., Amy Acla of Watertown; Sandra L. Stodolski of Ithaca, N.Y.; Joseph W. Morrison Jr.; Todd J. Morrison, Russ E. McCabe Jr. and Jeremy Funk, all of Hudson.  Great Grandfather of Allison L. Acla of Watertown.  Also survived by a niece, Sandra Brown, and his dog Precious.  Predeceased by a sister Regina Brown.  Funeral services Wednesday 2 p.m. from Bates and Anderson Funeral Home.  Visiting hours Tuesday 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.  Interment will be private.


March 20, 2001

HARRIET B. DUNCAN
Retired bookkeeper

CATSKILL --  Harriet B. Duncan, 73, a retired bookkeeper for Onteora club in Tannersville, died Sunday, March 18, 2001 at the Wesley Health Care Center in Saratoga Springs following a long illness.

She was born June 15, 1927 in Howard Beach, the daughter of John Fisher and Janet (MacDonald) Fisher.  She was a graduate of Valley Stream High School and the Barbizon School of Modeling.

Mrs. Duncan lived in Saratoga Springs for two years and was previously from Wildwing Park in Catskill.

Survivors include her sons, John Duncan and Coleman Duncan Jr.; a brother, Thomas Fisher; a sister, Janet Metzler; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Private cremation was conducted Monday, March 19, 2001 at the Albany Rural Crematorium under the direction of the Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home, 139 Jefferson Heights, Catskill.  A private committal will take place at the Cornwallville Cemetery.  


March 20, 2001  

AGNES KUZLOSKI
Born in Coxsackie

VALATIE – Agnes Kuzloski, 77, of Valatie, died Sunday March 18, 2001 at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.

Born in Coxsackie, Mrs. Kuzloski was the daughter of the late Helen Kuzloski.

She is survived by many family members and friends.

There will be no calling hours.  Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 22 at St. Joseph’s Center, Maple Lane, Valatie, with the Rev. Gregory Roy officiating.  Interment will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Coxsackie.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, Route 9, Valatie.


March 21, 2001

ELSIE A. FRANCE  
Former area resident

JACKSONVILLE, FLA.  – Elsie A. France, formerly of Haines Falls and Saugerties, died Saturday, March 17, 2001 at Earl B. Hadlow Center for Caring in Jacksonville, Fla.

Mrs. France was born in Oxford and lived for many years in Haines Falls with her husband, Allen E. France, before moving to Saugerties.  In 1989 they moved to Raleigh, N.C., and in 1998 Mrs. France went to live with her daughter in Atlantic Beach, Fla.

Wile in Haines Falls and Saugerties, Mrs. France was active in the Methodist Church and Echo Del Rebekah Lodge.  She served as local school tax collector for many years.  While in Raleigh, N.C., she was involved with volunteer work for local hospitals.

Survivors include two daughters, June E. Addesso of Raleigh, N.C. and Lois M. Gwisz of Atlantic Beach, Fla.; a son, Edward France of Beverly Hills, Fla.; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by a son, Donald A. France of Haines Falls, and her husband.

Interment will be in April at the convenience of the family.  Memorial donations may be made in Mrs. France’s name to the Kaaterskill United Methodist Church, c/o Greg Ferriss, P.O. Box 225, Tannersville, N.Y. 12485.

Local funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Aston-Basagic Funeral Home on Main Street in Hunter.


March 21, 2001

ALICE PIKE
Born in Union City

CATSKILL – Alice Pike, 83, of Kings Road, Catskill, died Tuesday, March 20, 2001 at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.

She was born on May 29, 1917 in Union City, N.J., the daughter of the late Peter Fischer Sr. and Amelia Fischer.

Survivors include a son, Donald Pike Sr., and a daughter, Alice Bame, both of Catskill; a brother, Peter Fischer Jr. of Florida; two sisters, Veronica Madrak of New Britain, Conn. and Rosalyn Canna, of Bradenton, Fla.; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, William Pike, in 1985.

Calling hours are 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Traver & McCurry Funeral Home at 234 Jefferson Heights in Catskill.  Services will be 9:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.  Pastor John J. Murphy of St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church in Catskill will officiate.  Interment will follow at the Catskill Rural Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Mrs. Pike’s name may be made to Community Hospice, 47 Liberty St., Catskill, N.Y. 12414.  


March 21, 2001  

GLADYS B. ROSS
Cook at Ravena Diner

COXSACKIE—Gladys B. Ross (McCarthy-Barkman-Deane), 96, formerly of Hannacroix and Bethany Village in West Coxsackie, died March 19, 2001 at Green Manor Nursing Home in Ghent.

She was born in Roberts Hill, New Baltimore, on Aug 1, 1906 and was the daughter of the late David H. Hotaling and Bertha (Holiday) Hotaling.

Services will take place Friday 11 a.m. at the W.C. Brady’s sons Inc. Funeral Home at 97 Mansion St. in Coxsackie.  Pastor Allan Conover of the First Reformed Church of West Coxsackie will officiate.  Interment will follow in the spring in the family plot at the Chestnut Lawn Cemetery in New Baltimore.

Mrs. Ross was employed as a cook and a waitress for many years at the Ravena Diner.

She attended the Wesleyan Church of Ravena and the First Reformed Church of West Coxsackie.  Mrs. Ross also was a member of the Kaksakee Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, and past electa and past noble grand of the Eleanor Heermance Rebekah Lodge of Athens.

Survivors include four daughters, Helen Mizener of Apopka, Fla., Lillian Kellam of Hannacroix, Gladys Finch of Gilbertsville and Phyllis Boehlke of Coxsackie; a stepdaughter, Elizabeth Hamilton of Hannacroix; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Beside her parents and husbands and a son, James, she was predeceased by a brother, Hiram Hotaling, and a sister, Pearl Cole.

Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home Thursday 4 to 7 p.m. OES of Coxsackie will hold services 4 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.


March 22, 2001

EVELYN M. MOORE
Oak Hill-Durham church member

GREENVILLE – Evelyn M. (Brand) Moore, 84, formerly of Cornwallville, died Tuesday, March 20, 2001 at Columbia-Green Long Term Care in Catskill.

Mrs. Moore was born Dec. 5, 1916 in Norton Hill, the daughter of the late Floyd Brand and Hattie (Gifford) Brand.

She was a long-time member of the Oak Hill-Durham United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her brother, Ralph Brand of Rensselaerville; a sister, Ann Kiley of Ledyard, Conn.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, Almon Moore, and a sister, Irene Winans.

There will be no calling hours.

Graveside services under the direction of the Cunningham Funeral Home in Greenville will be at the Cornwallville Cemetery later in the spring.  


March 23, 2001

ROSE DEWITT BOWER
Descendent of the Mayflower

WEST COXSACKIE – Rose DeWitt Bower, 93, whose ancestors came to America on the Mayflower, died Wednesday, March 14, 2001 at the Community Hospice at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.

Born Dec. 6, 1907, in Napanoch, she was the daughter of Louisa DeWitt and Charles Wesley Dewitt.

She married Charles Bower on Sept. 3, 1929.

She had been a resident of Bethany Village in West Coxsackie since 1977 and was an active member of the Tenants Association for many years.

She was a member of the Bloomville Methodist Church, Bloomville Ladies Auxiliary and Ladies Home Bureau.  She worked for many years at Morton’s Department Store in Cairo.

Survivors include her daughter Jeannine of New York City; three sons, Charles “Skip” Bower of Bloomville, Daniel Bower of Bloomville and Michael Bower of Coxsackie; 12 grandchildren, Christine Kirch of Leeds, Jon Bower of Coxsackie, Ann Bower Jackson of Grand Rapids, Mich., Alice Bower-Snyder of Syracuse, Patricia Bower and Steven Bower of Delhi, Mitzi Sackett, “Pip”  Bower and Jeff Bower of Bloomville, Debra Jo Ryan of Phoenicia, and Diane Jonsson and Karl Bower of Florida; 21 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her son, Karl Bower; a granddaughter, Darlene; and her great-grandson, Karl John Peters.

The family is planning a spring interment of Mrs. Bower’s cremated remains in the Kerhonkson Cemetery.  Relatives and friends will be notified of the date and time.

For those who desire, memorial contributions may be made in Mrs. Bower’s name to the Community Hospice, Inc., Columbia Greene Memorial Hospital, Hudson, N.Y. 12534 or the Coxsackie Rescue Squad.

Arrangements were entrusted to the care of the Sopris Funeral Home Inc., Route 9W, Coxsackie.  


DEATH NOTICE

BOWER – Rose DeWitt Bower, age 93, died on Wednesday, March 14, 2001 at the Community Hospice at Columbia Memorial Hospital, Hudson, N.Y.  She was a resident of Bethany Village since 1977, an active member of the Tenants Association for many years.  Mrs. Bower was born in Napanoch, N.Y. on Dec. 6, 1907, the daughter of the late Louisa and Charles Wesley DeWitt.  Her ancestors came over on the Mayflower.  She married Charles Bower Sept 3, 1929; he predeceased her in 1976.  A member of the Bloomville Methodist Church, Bloomville Ladies Auxilliary and Ladies Home Bureau.  She worked for many years at Morton’s Department Store in Cairo, N.Y.  Mrs. Bower is survived by her daughter Jeannine of New York City and sons Charles “Skip” Bower and Daniel Bower and his wife JoAnn of Bloomville, N.Y. and Michael and wife Margaret Bower of Coxsackie, N.Y..  Her grandchildren include Christine Kirch of Leeds, N.Y., Jon Bower of Coxsackie, N.Y., Ann Bower Jackson of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Alice Bower-Snyder of Syracuse, N.Y., Patricia Bower and Steven Bower of Delhi, N.Y., Mitzi Sackett, “Pip” Bower and Jeff Bower of Bloomville, N.Y.; Debra Jo Ryan of Phoenicia, N.Y.; Diane Jonsson and Karl Bower of Florida.  She is also survived by 21 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by a daughter-in-law, Downey Lang Bower, her son Karl Bower, a granddaughter Darlene, and her great grandson Karl John Peters.  Services were private.  The family is planning a spring interment of her cremated remains in the Kerhonkson Cemetery.  Relatives and friends will be notified of the date and time.  For those who desire, a memorial contribution may be made in Rose’s name to the Community Hospice, Inc., or Coxsackie Rescue Squad.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Sopris Funeral Home, Inc., Route 9W, Coxsackie, N.Y.


March 24, 2001

LOUISE D. LEONHARD
Longtime area resident

WEST COXSACKIE – Louise D. Leonhard, 89, of Bethany Village, West Coxsackie, died Thursday, March 22, 2001, at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson, after a long illness.

Born in Brooklyn, May 28, 1911, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Noeth and Hulda Matthai Noeth.

She married Frederick Leonhard in 1931.

In her early years, Mrs. Leonhard attended secretarial school in New York City.  She enjoyed gardening and working with puzzles.

She was a member of the First Reformed Church of West Coxsackie and was an area resident since 1965.

Survivors include three daughters, Dorothy Bohn of Long Island; Rose Wood of Coxsackie and Susan Vanderveer Menze, of Wisconsin; 10 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and her husband, she was predeceased by her son, Howard; and brother, Joseph Noeth.

Calling hours are 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the W.C. Brady’s Sons, Inc. Funeral Home, 97 Mansion St., Coxsackie.

Funeral services will take place at 10 a.m. Monday at the First Reformed Church of West Coxsackie.  The Rev. Allan Conover, pastor, will officiate.

Cremation will take place at the Wiltwyck Crematory in Kingston.

Burial of Mrs. Leonhard’s remains will be next to those of her husband in the family plot of Riverside Cemetery in Coxsackie.


March 24, 2001

LOTHAR E. TOPPER
Germany Native

CAIRO – Lothar E. Topper, 70, of Cairo, died Thursday, March 22, 2001, at Columbia-Greene Long Term Care in Hudson.

Mr. Topper was born in Berlin, Germany, on Jan. 17, 1931.

He emigrated to the United States with his former wife and son in November 1959.

He was a long-term employee of Haines Tire Co. in Catskill, and later, Royal Tire in Kingston.

Survivors include his wife, Inge Topper; three daughters, Monika, Angelika and Marion, a son, Ralf; and several grandchildren.

Graveside services at the Cairo Cemetery will be announced in April, upon arrangement by the family.  Cards may be sent to Richards Funeral Home, 383 Bross Street, Cairo, 12413.

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


March 26, 2001

ANTHONY M. CASAREGOLA
Employee of Condor Auto

CATSKILL – Anthony M. Casaregola, 61, of 17 Livingston St., Catskill, died Saturday, March 24, 2001 at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.

Born Sept. 21, 1939 in Catskill, he was the son of Maria A. (Lombardozzi) Casaregola of Catskill and the late Vincent J. Casaregola.

Mr. Casaregola was an employee of Blue Circle Cement in Ravena and Condor Auto in Catskill prior to ill health forcing his retirement in July 2000.

He was a past member of the Knights of Columbus in Coxsackie.

Besides his mother, survivors include a daughter, Lynne Richards of Catskill; a sister, Carmela Sencabaugh of Catskill; two brothers, Erasmo C. Casaregola and Cosmo Casaregola, both of Catskill; and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends may call at the Traver & McCurry Funeral Home at 234 Jefferson Heights in Catskill on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Services will be 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.  Pastor John L. Moyna of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church of Coxsackie will officiate.

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


March 26, 2001

EVA M. COOK
Former Cairo resident

GHENT – Eva M. Cook (Miller), 70 of Ghent, formerly of Cairo, died Friday, March 23, 2001 at Green Manor Nursing Home after a long illness.

Born June 12, 1931 in Cairo, she was the daughter of the late George Tiesmeyer and Gertrude B. (Meyers) Tiesmeyer.

Mrs. Cook left the Cairo area in 1962 and moved downstate.  She loved painting, knitting, and crafts.

Survivors include a son, William J. Miller Jr. of Waterford; a sister Agnes Grainer of Castleton; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Cook was predeceased by her husband, William J. Miller.

Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Richards Funeral Home on Tuesday from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Services will take place 3 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.  Pastor Jeremiah Nunan of the Sacred Heart Church of Cairo will officiate.

Interment will take place in the family plot of the Cairo Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Patients Fund at Green Manor Nursing Home, 30 Green Ave., Ghent, N.Y. 12075.


March 26, 2001

LAWRENCE W. LINDERS  
Owner Larry and Wally’s Floors

COXSACKIE – Lawrence W. Linders, 75, of Earlton, died Saturday, March 24, 2001 at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson following a sudden illness.

Born June 28, 1925 in Belcaville, N.J., he was the son of the late Arthur Linders and Jessie (Livingston) Linders.

Mr. Linders was the owner of Larry and Wally’s Floors in Athens for many years.

A Navy veteran of World War II, he was stationed on the USS Marsh.  He received the American and European Theatre Medals.  He was a fireman first class.

Survivors include his wife of more than 20 years, Karen Kay (Prusky) Linders of Earlton; two sons, Lawrence C. Linders of Coxsackie and Kenneth Linders of Athens; two daughters, Mary Brandow of Leeds and Charlotte Blair of Climax; a brother, Frank Linders of Hudson; a sister, Dorothy Hance of Calverton, L.I.; six grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

In accordance with his wishes, there will be no public funeral service or calling hours.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 159 Jefferson Heights, Catskill, N.Y. 12414.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Sopris Funeral Home Inc. on Route 9W in West Coxsackie.


March 26 & 27, 2001

MICHAEL MARIO  
World War II veteran

CATSKILL – Michael Charles Mario, 79, of Catskill, died Friday, March 23, 2001 at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany.

Born March 20, 1922 in New York City, he was the son of the late Solima Mario and Felicia (Candano) Mario.

Mr. Mario had been a Catskill resident since 1988.  He was a retired bookbinder in New York City.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II having attained the rank of Technician Fifth Grade.  He enlisted on Feb. 4, 1943 in New York City and was discharged Feb. 6, 1946 at Fort Dix, N. J.

He served with the 360th Service Group in New Guinea, earning the Good Conduct Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Philippines Liberation Ribbon, Asiatic Pacific Service Medal and the American Service Medal.

Survivors include a son, Michael A. Mario of Catskill; a daughter, Valerie Peck of Whiting, N.J.; two grandchildren, Kimberly Mario of Catskill and Kristi Mario of Catskill; a twin brother, Benjamin Mario of Flushing; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home at 139 Jefferson Heights in Catskill.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 27 at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church.  Pastor John J. Murphy will officiate.

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


March 26, 2001  

ANNA MCGUIGAN  
Lifelong Coxsackie resident

COXSACKIE  --  Anna Rita McGuigan, 86, died Friday, March 23, 2001.

Born in 1914 to Frederick Hotaling and Anna (Prendergast) Hotaling, she was a lifelong resident of Coxsackie.

Mrs. McGuigan retired from the New York State Department of Audit and Control in 1987 after more than 20 years of public service.

She was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church and a long-time member of the St. Mary’s Rosary Society and the Columbiettes No. 548.

A lady of deep faith, Mrs. McGuigan was the matriarch of her beloved family and a loyal friend, mentor and second mother to countless others.

Survivors include a daughter Kathleen Hale of Hennilar, N.H.; two sons, William McGuigan of Syracuse and Thomas McGuigan of Cohoes; a sister, Maria Kennedy of Coxsackie; nine grandchildren, Andrew McGuigan, Mark McGuigan, Barbara McGuigan Donnelly, Mark Hale, Kevin Hale, Michael Hale, Elizabeth Hale Campoli, Bridget McGuigan and Thomas McGuigan; four great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews.

Mrs. McGuigan was predeceased in 1962 by her husband, Andrew Webster McGuigan, whom she married in 1937; a son, Michael McGuigan, a noted artist; two sisters, Gertrude Sottile and Betty Carlson’ and a brother, Frederick (Chip) Hotaling.

Relatives and friends may call at the W. C. Brady’s Sons Inc. Funeral Home at 97 Mansion St. in Coxsackie on Monday, March 26 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m.

A funeral mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 27 at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Coxsackie.  Pastor John L. Moyna will officiate.

Interment will follow in the family plot of St. Mary’s Cemetery in Coxsackie.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Mary’s AIDS Care Team, c/o Ms. Nancy Simboli, 85 New St., Coxsackie, N. Y. 12051 or St. Mary’s Restoration Fund, c/o St. Mary’s Church, 80 Mansion St., Coxsackie, N.Y. 12051.  


March 26, 2001

ROSINA TRESSLER
Active in South Cairo church

SCRANTON, Pa. – Rosina (Rose) Tressler, 94, of Sandy Plains Road, South Cairo, died March 5, 2001 upon arrival to the VNA Hospice Unit of Community Medical Center in Scranton, Pa.

Mrs. Tressler was born in New York City on Dec. 11, 1906 and was the daughter of Charles Mansfield and Ellen (Moore) Mansfield.

She resided in the South Cairo area for 38 years and was active with the South Cairo United Methodist Church bake sales.  She loved to bake and crochet and enjoyed being with children of all ages.  She will be missed by all who knew her.

She was predeceased by her husband, William J. Tressler, in 1974, and a daughter, Ellen Rose Tressler Beck, in 1995.

Survivors include three granddaughters Patricia Andrisani of Clarks Summit, Pa., Diane Beck-Paniccia of Shoreham and Lorraine Beck-Leiblein of East Patchogue; six great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; and two dear friends, Dolores Post and Alma Veverka.

Interment took place in the family plot of the Catskill Rural Cemetery.


March 27, 2001

EDWARD E. GILBERTSEN
Owned High Peak Construction

CATSKILL – Edward Emanuel Gilbertsen, 73, formerly of East Windham, died Sunday, March 25, 2001, at Eden Park Nursing Home.

Born June 29, 1927, in Brooklyn, he was the son of Edward D. Gilbertsen and Helen Johnson.

Mr. Gilbertsen served in the U. S. Army from 1946 to 1947.  He served his apprenticeship as a carpenter while in the service in Japan.  He married Agnes Morrison on Nov. 11, 1949.  They moved to the Catskill Mountains in 1950 and made their home in East Windham.  He was a carpenter for more than 57 years and owned High Peak Construction for 30 years.  He was a charter member of the Knight of the Road in Windham and was a member for 40 years.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Agnes (Morrison) Gilbertsen’ a daughter, Ruth K. Martin; two sons, Edward Gilbertsen Jr. and Robert Gilbertsen; and nine grandchildren, Kerry Torington, Erica Kavanagh, Brian Gilbertsen, Thomas Gilbertsen, Jenny Gilbertsen, Robert Gilbertsen Jr., Eric Gilbertsen, Theresa Mallory and Kimberly Mallory.

Calling hours will be Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Decker Funeral Home, 134 Main St., Windham.  Memorial services will be conducted at the funeral home on Wednesday at 11 a.m.  Spring interment will be held at the Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Ashland, at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Knights of the Road, Windham, N.Y. 12496.


March 27 & 28, 2001

PATRICIA A. ROSE
Arrangements incomplete

CATSKILL – Patricia A. Rose, 68, of Leeds, died suddenly Monday, March 26, 2001, at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.

Born March 16, 1933, in Queens, she was the daughter of Patrick Kett and Madeline Kett.

She attended St. Patrick’s Academy of Catskill and graduated in 1950.  A well-known area personality, she worked part-time as a Senior Companion in her spare time and enjoyed working on arts and crafts.  She was a parishioner of St. Bridget’s Church of Leeds.

She married Edwin R. Rose, Sr. in 1953.  In her early years she attended Albany Business College.

She married Edwin R. Rose Sr. in 1953.  In her early years she attended Albany Business College.

Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Traver & McCurry Funeral Home of Catskill are incomplete.

Survivors include her husband, Edwin R. Rose Sr., three daughters, June Rose of St. Augustine, Fla., Suzanne Rose Casabella of Leeds, and Patricia Rose of Boston; three sons, Edwin Rose Jr. of Leeds, Patrick A., Rose of Earlton and  Douglas W. Rose of Leeds; a sister Mary M. McLaughlin of Old Bridge, N.J.; nine grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.         


March 27, 2001

THOMAS M. SUTTMEIER
Mental Health counselor

NEW PALTZ – Thomas M. Suttmeier, 62, of Colonial Drive died Thursday, March 13, 2001, at home following a long illness.

Born Dec. 10, 1938, in Catskill, he was a son of the late John Suttmeier and Dolores W. Costello Suttmeier.

He was a mental health counselor in private practice and a teacher at Empire State College.

He was a graduate of SUNY New Paltz with a master’s degree in the applied work of the humanistic psychologists.  A resident of New Paltz for the past 35 years, he was an expert in family systems counseling.  In addition to counseling he ran educational workshops, created songs for children and wrote poetry.

Survivors include his life partner of 35 years, Linda Griggs of New Paltz; two brothers, Raymond Suttmeier of Cairo and John Suttmeier of Meridian, Conn.; and a niece, nephews and cousins.

A Memorial Mass and interment will be this spring in the family plot.  A memorial meeting for worship at the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) Meeting House, 8 North Manheim Blvd., New Paltz will be March 31 at 2 p.m.  Arrangements are by Henry J. Bruck Funeral Home, 261 Broadway, Kingston.


March 28, 2001

PATRICIA A. ROSE
Worked as Senior Companion

CATSKILL – Patricia A. Rose, 68, of Green Lake Avenue, Leeds, died Monday, March 26, 2001, at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson .         

Born March 16, 1933, in Queens, she was the daughter of the late Patrick Kett and Madeline (Larkin) Kett.

Mrs. Rose attended St. Patrick’s Academy and was a graduate of the Class of 1950.  She attended Albany Business College.

A well-known local resident, Mrs. Rose worked part-time as a Senior Companion for the Greene County Department for the Aging and enjoyed working on arts and crafts.  She was a communicant of St. Bridget’s Church in Leeds.

Mrs. Rose was predeceased by a sister, Madeline Mallon.

Survivors include her husband of more than 47 years, Edwin Rose Sr. of Leeds; three daughters, June Rose of St. Augustine, Fla., Suzanne Rose Casabella of Leeds and Patricia Rose of Boston; three sons, Edwin Rose Jr. of Leeds, Patrick A. Rose of Earlton and Douglas W. Rose of Leeds; a sister, Mary M. McLaughlin of Old Bridge, N.J.; nine grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends may call at the Traver & McCurry Funeral Home, 234 Jefferson Heights, Catskill on Wednesday and Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

Services will be held 9 a.m. Friday at the funeral home followed by a 9:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Bridget’s Church, Main Street, Leeds.  Pastor John J. Murphy will officiate.   Interment will follow at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Catskill.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Senior Companion Program or American Diabetes Association.  Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.


March 29, 2001

MARY CALIFF
Born in New York City

SOUTH CAIRO – Mary Califf, 76, of South Cairo, died March 27, 2001, at Eden Park Nursing Home in Catskill.

Mrs. Califf was born in New York City on Aug. 16, 1924, daughter of the late Thomas Galvin and Mary (O”Connell) Galvin.

Survivors include a daughter, Mary Califf Walker of Switzerland, and a dear friend, Margaret Gaffney of Cairo.  She was predeceased by her husband, Michael Califf.

Calling hours are to 9 p.m. Friday at the Cunningham Funeral Home, Route 81, Greenville.  Services will begin at 10:15 a.m. Saturday from the funeral home with an 11 a.m.  Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Knock Shrine, East Durham.  Interment will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Catskill.


March 31, 2001

EILEEN A. FRUEHWIRTH
Born in New York City

WEST COXSACKIE –Eileen A. Fruehwirth, 76, of West Coxsackie and formerly of Climax, died Thursday, March 20, 2001 at the Willowood Nursing Home in Great Barrington, Mass.

Born Oct. 1, 1924, in Long Island City, Queens, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Helen Cronin Reed.

Survivors include a son, Daniel Fruehwirth of Hollyhill, Fla.; a daughter, Ellen Stahlman of Coeymans Hollow; a brother, James Reed of Belmore; five grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

Calling hours will be 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Cunningham Funeral Home, with a 9 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. John the Baptist Church, Route 81, Greenville.

Interment will be in the Hillside Cemetery later in the spring.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 9 Columbia Circle, Albany, 12203-5156.


March 31, 2001

ELLEN THERESA GAVIN
Born in Ireland

EAST DURHAM – Ellen Theresa “Nellie” Gavin, 89, of East Durham and formerly of Yonkers, died Friday, March 30, 2001, at the Teresian House in Albany.  She had been a resident there since 1998.

Born Dec. 6, 1911, in County Mayo, Ireland, she was the daughter of the late John Moyles and Ellen Clarke Moyles.

She and her late husband, James Gavin, moved to East Durham from Yonkers in 1957 and they operated Gavin’s Golden Hill House in East Durham until 1991, when the business was turned over to their son, John “Jack” Gavin.

Mrs. Gavin was a member of the East Durham Vocational Land Organization and the Third Order of St. Frances, in Catskill.

Survivors include eight children, Mary E. Spellman of New Hartford; the Rev. James Gavin, O.F.M., CAP Yonkers; John Gavin of  Ease Durham; Catherine Leibowitz of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla; Thomas Gavin of Chatham; William Gavin of Bronxville; Theresa Logue of Delmar; and Francis Gavin of Claverack; a sister, Catherine Carr of Greenwich, Conn.; 18 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

She is predeceased by a sister, Bridget Moils.

Calling hours are 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Teresian House, on Washington Avenue Extension, Albany.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Teresian House Chapel.

Spring interment will be in the Greenville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Teresian House, c/o Sister Joan Lewis, Washington Avenue Ext., Albany, 12203.


March 31, 2001

VLASTA F. HALLENBECK
Department store manager

JAMESTOWN – Vlasta F. Hallenbeck, 87, of Fairmount Avenue, Jamestown, died Thursday, March 29, 2001, at WCA Hospital in Jamestown.

Born July 24, 1913, in New York City, she was the daughter of the late Rosalie and William Cerle.

She was employed at Bigelow’s Department Store as credit office manager at the time of her retirement in 1979.

Survivors include her daughters, Joanne Elderman of Pembroke Pines, Fla. and Gail Nathan, of Jamestown, with whom she resided; three grandchildren; a niece and a nephew.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband,  Hermance Hallenbeck; and her brother, Charles Cerle.

A private family ceremony will be conducted at a later date in Coxsackie.  


March 31, 2001

LAWRENCE E. PECK
Truck driver

MAPLECREST – Lawrence E. Peck, Sr., 84, of Maplecrest, died Friday, March 30, 2001, at his residence.

Born Nov. 11, 1916, in Maplecrest, he was the son of Newell A. Peck and Grace Macglashan Peck.

He worked many years as a truck driver for the Greene County Highway Department.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Freda Lane Peck; a son, Lawrence E. Peck, Jr., of Maplecrest; a daughter, Diane Baker of Maplecrest; and a grandson, Corey Baker of Maplecrest.

Calling hours will be 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Decker Funeral Home, Main Street, Windham.

Services will follow at 3:30 p.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Donald Baker officiating.

Interment will be at the Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Ashland at the convenience of the family later this spring.


March 31, 2001

ROSE M. VANAKEN
Avid bowler

SAUGERTIES – Rose M. VanAken, 71, of Old Kings Highway, died Thursday, March 29, 2001, at the Benedictine Hospital, after a long illness.

Born Oct. 11, 1929 in Saugerties, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Althea Ebling Augustine.

A lifetime area resident, Mrs. VanAken was an active member of the Quarryville Methodist church, the Catskill Elks Lodge Ladies Auxiliary No. 1314, and a former member of the Asbury Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary.

She was an avid bowler for more than 40 years and a member of the Saugerties Bowlers club, of the Saugerties Bowlerettes Tuesday Nite League.

Survivors include her husband, Harold S. “Clancy” VanAken; two daughters, Carol Doud of Rochester and Gail Edwards of Palenville; two sons, Frederick A. Edwards and Richard D. Edwards, both of Palenville; a sister, Violet Finger of Saugerties; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a brother George Augustine.

Calling hours are 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Seamon-Wilsey Funeral Home, Inc., at John and Lafayette Streets.

Services will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home with the Rev. Linda McEathron, pastor of the Quarryville Methodist Church officiating. 

Interment will be in the Palenville Cemetery.


March 31, 2001

DEATH

VANAKEN – On March 29, 2001, Rose VanAken of Saugerties.   Wife of Harold “Clancy” VanAken.   Mother of Carol Doud, Gail, Fred and Richard Edwards. Sister of Violet Finger.  Her Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m.  Sunday at the Seamon-Wilsey Funeral Hone, Inc., corner of John and Lafayette Streets.  Family suggest donations in her memory be made to the Quarryville Methodist Church.  Friends will be received Saturday 2 to 4 p.m. and 8 top 9 p.m. at Seamon-Wilsey Funeral Home.


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