Obituaries from the Daily Mail
March  2004

Transcribed by Shelley Fox
Obituaries provided by Sylvia Hasenkopf


Tuesday March 2, 2004

ELIZABETH M. AUER
Gayhead Resident

Gayhead---Elizabeth M. Auer, 45, of County Route 67, Gayhead, died suddenly Friday, Feb. 27, 2004, at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.

She was born Jan. 20, 1959, in Queens, the daughter of the late Louis and Helen (Stephenson) Mazzone.

She was a manager at the Just-A-Buck Store in Greenville.

Survivors include a daughter, Justina Lee Auer of Gayhead, six siblings, Patricia Punzi of Rockland County, Barbara Nolan of Searsport, Maine, Richard Mazzone of Queens, Frances Mazzone of Montgomery, John Mazzone of Wallkill and Virginia Mazzone of Chandler, Ariz., and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Ms. Auer was predeceased by a brother George Mazzone and a sister, Catherine Mazzone.

Calling hours will be 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Traver & McCurry Funeral Home, 234 Jackson Heights, Catskill.

Funeral services will be held 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, 2004 at the funeral home. The Rev. John J. Murphy, Pastor of St. Patrick’s Church of Catskill, will be officiating.

Private cremation will be preformed at Park View Cemetery in Schenectady.


Tuesday March 2, 2004

LULU BELL BRADY  
Member Sullivan-Teator Post 770 Ladies Auxiliary

CATSKILL---Lulu Bell Brady, 65, of Catskill, died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2004 at her residence.

Mrs. Brady was born in Mechanicville on March 3, 1938 to the late George Nathaniel and Clara Bell Lesson Horn.

She attended school in Coxsackie and had worked at Atlanta Knitting Mills and Coxsackie American Tree and Wreath.

She was a proud long-time member of the Sullivan-Teator Post 770 Ladies Auxiliary to which memorials may be made in her memory.

Survivors include her two daughters: Anne M. Starr of East Durham and Holly Lou Maurer of Albany; granddaughter, Allura Lee Starr; sister, Shirley Ann Gay of Coxsackie; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, James Michael Brady on May 4, 1996 and brother, Jerry William Horn.

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

Funeral services will be held11 a.m. Thursday, March 4, 2004, in the Remembrance Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Eric Blahut, pastor of the Ghent Reformed Church officiating.

Interment will follow in the Town of Catskill Cemetery’s Veteran lot next to her late husband.


Tuesday March 2, 2004

ELSE (ELSIE) SWENSON
Athens resident

ATHENS---Else (Elsie) Swenson, 98, longtime resident of Athens, died at Eden Park Nursing Home on Feb. 20, 2004. She was born on Jan. 2, 1906, the daughter of Hilmar and Julie Borger of Skipvet, Norway.

Ms. Swenson was one of 11 children. She spent her youth on the family farm located in a rural area near Oslo. In the mid 1920’s, following her older sister, Magna, she immigrated to the United States and soon found employment in the household of a prominent New York City family. In 1941 she married Alrik Verner Swenson, and the couple resided for many years in the New York City area. Following Alrik’s retirement in the mid 1960s, they moved permanently to their summer house on Route 385 in Athens.

After her husband’s death in 1982, Else moved to the Twin Ponds Apartments, later to Rivertown Senior Apartments, and in the last months of her life, to Eden Park. Else was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church, and in her later years enjoyed activities at the Athens Senior Center and its thrift shop where she worked as a volunteer. She will be remembered by friends and family as a kind and gentle person who had a zest for life well up into her later years.

Survivors include two sisters, Ruth and Esther living in Norway; and four generations of nieces and nephews living both here in the U.S. and in Norway.

Ms. Swenson requested there be no official funeral service, so friends and acquaintances are encouraged to remember her personally. Else will be interned beside her husband at Athens Rural Cemetery. Friends are planning to gather at the graveside when Else’s ashes are buried. The family is planning an informal graveside remembrance to be held later in the spring.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a favorite charity for children.

Arrangements by Richard’s Funeral Home, Vernon St., Athens.


Wednesday, March 3, 2004

GEORGE H. BOOMHOWER  
Dairy Farmer

GREENVILLE---Gerald H. Boomhower, 80, died at his home on March 2, 2004.

He was born in South Westerloo on Sept. 23, 1923, son of the late Ernest and Leona (Lockwood) Boomhower.

Gerald was a lifelong resident of the Town of Westerloo and a retired dairy farmer.

He was predeceased by his wife Genevieve (Becker) Boomhower; daughter Janet Eileen Boomhower; brother Edward Boomhower Sr; sisters Margaret Bogardus and Thelma Baumann and nephew Curtis Boomhower.

He leaves to cherish his memory daughters Eileen Joseph of Pismo Beach, Calif.; and Kathleen Peck of Greenville; grandsons Michael Peck and wife Deanna, Brian Peck and his wife Josephine, Robert and Seth Pelcher; great-granddaughters Kaleigh and Ashlynn Peck; nephews Dennis Boomhower, Edward Boomhower, Jr., and Ronald and Thomas Baumann.

Funeral Services ill be on Saturday, March 6, 2004 at 11 a.m. at the South Westerloo C.C. Church in South Westerloo. Friends may call at the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 State Route 81 in Greenville, NY on Friday March 5, 2004 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Spring interment will be in the Greenville Cemetery.

Those who desire may contribute in his memory to the Hospice of Columbia Green, 47 Liberty Street, Catskill, NY 12414 or the Westerloo Rescue Squad, Westerloo, NY 12193.


Wednesday, March 3, 2004

WILLIAM D. DESCO  
U.S. Navy veteran

CAIRO---William D. Desco, 76, formerly of Cairo and of Eden Park Nursing Home in Catskill, died March 2, 2004 at Community Hospice of the Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson where he had been a patient since Feb. 24, 2004.

He was born in Catskill on Aug. 7, 1927 and was the son of the late Nicholas and Josephine Desco.

During World War II bill served with the United States Navy. He lived in Cairo for over 45 years and was employed by Lehigh Cement Company Catskill for over 36 years.

He was an avid bowler and a member of the Catskill Elks #1341.

He is survived by son William J. Desco and his wife Sharon of Cairo; brother, Steven Desco of Catskill; sisters, Stella Donnelly and Lucille Bruck, both of Kingston; grandchildren Nicole and Danielle Desco, both of Cairo.

Services will take place on Thursday, March 4, 2004 at the Richards Funeral Home, Bross Street in Cairo, at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Fr. J. Nunan, Pastor of the Sacred Heart Church of Cairo, officiating.

The Catskill Elks will also hold services in his memory at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home prior to the service.

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend calling hours at the funeral home on Thursday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Interment and graveside services will take place next to his late wife Mary L. ( Simons) Desco in the springtime at Cairo Cemetery.


Thursday, March 4, 2004

LILLIAN R. LANG  
Catskill native

CATSKILL---Lillian Rozell Lang, 78, a native of Catskill, died Monday, March 1, 2004 at the Leesburg Regional Medical Center’s Emergency Room in Leesburg, Fla.

Mrs. Lang was born in Catskill on June 5, 1925 to the late Joseph and Lillian Goodrich Smith.

She worked at General Electric in Fort Edward, NY, prior to moving in Ticonderoga where she owned and operated Lang’s Branch restaurant/bar distinguishing herself as Business Women of the Year by the local chamber of commerce.

In 1988 she and her husband Gordon Lang, moved to Webster, Fla., from Crown Point, NY. She was member of the First Baptist Church of Webster.

Survivors include her husband, Gordon Lang and her son, tom Pollock of Harford, NY; 15 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; brother, Ronald Smith of Bangor, Maine; two sisters, Kathleen Durham of Coxsackie and Edith Wilson of Catskill; three step sons; Paul Lang of Cornith, NY, Bruce Lang of Duluth, Minn., and Glenn Lang of Crown Point, NY.

Mrs. Lang was predeceased by her son, James Pollock this past December.

Visitation will be held at the Purcell Funeral Home in Bushnell, Fla. and will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 5, 2004 at the Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home, 139 Jefferson Heights, Catskill.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, March 6, 2004 in the funeral home with internment in the Town of Catskill Cemetery.


Thursday, March 4, 2004

RICHARD GARY TANNER  
U.S. Postal Service employee

MIDDLEBURGH---Richard Gary Tanner, 54, of Middleburgh, died March 2, 2004, at St. Peter’s Hospital with his family by his side.

Mr. Tanner was born in Catskill on November 25, 1949, son of Irene (Scoville) Tanner and the late Niles C. Tanner.

He grew up in the village of Rensselaerville graduated from Greenville Central School and Albany Business College.

For 30 years he was employed by the U.S. Postal Service in Delmar and had recently retired on Jan. 30, 2004.

He was a devoted member of the Rensselaerville Volunteer Fire Company and held many positions over the years.

As a young man he was active in the Boy Scouts. Of the Episcopal faith he attended (is still a member of) the Trinity Episcopal Church while living in Rensselaerville and later St. Stephen’s Church when he moved to Delmar. He most recently attended the Lawyersville Reformed Church for the past ten years when he moved to Middleburgh and married Christine Rich.

Survivors include his wife Christine A. (Rich) Tanner; his mother, Irene Tanner; his mother and father-in-law, Shirley and Paul Rich; his sister, Candace Ruland and her husband Ralph; sister-in-law, Cheryl Rich and Paulette VanGiesen and her husband James; a niece, Heather Ruland; two nephews, Travis Ruland and Scott VanGiesen; also several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Calling hours will be 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday from the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 State Route 81, Greenville.

The Rensselaerville Volunteer Fire Company will conduct services 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Spring internment will be in the Rensselaerville Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Rensselaerville Fire Company, the Schoharie County Animal Shelter, the Habitat for Humanity of Schoharie County or a church of their choice.


Friday, March 5, 2004

JOSPEHINE A. CUNDARI  
Hillsdale, NJ resident

HILLSDALE---Josephine A. (nee D’Elia) Cundari, 82, of Hillsdale, N. J., died Tuesday March 2, 2004.

She was the beloved wife of Dominick L. Cundari, and sister of the late Stephen D’Elia and wife Edith, aunt of Frieda D’Elia, Josephine Corbae, Michael, Vincent, and George D’Elia and Maria Zarro.

Funeral Mass of Sacred Heart Church, Cairo, Saturday, 1 p.m. Entombment at the Cairo Cemetery, Cairo.

The family will receive friends at Richard’s Funeral Home, Bross Street, Cairo Friday, 7 to 9 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Padre Pio’s Rosary Club and Souls for Christ Centre, 63 Woodland Ave., P.O. Box 63, Westwood, N.J. 07675.


Saturday, March 6, 2004

DOROTHY L. DOLAN  
Court clerk

MIAMI, FLORIDA---Dorothy L. Dolan, 85, formerly of Tannersville and Hunter, died in Miami, Florida on Dec. 29. 2003 after a long illness.

Her father was Robert E. Lackey of Tannersville, whose grandfather Michael Lackey, Sr. had settled in Hunter Township in the 1830s. He gave his baby daughter the nickname “Peaches” for her “peaches and cream” complexion, and to her frequent embarrassment it was used throughout her life by family and old friends. A cherished memento of childhood visits to Caddam Hill, the Onteora Park residence of Maude Adams, is a photograph of the actress in costume, signed to “Peaches with love from Peter Pan”.

In 1936, she married Leo E. “Cozy” Dolan of Hunter, youngest son of Lizzie Lackey Dolan (twin sister of Michael Lackey, Jr.) and Michael B. Dolan (for whom Dolan’s Lake is named). As the young wife of the ranger at North Lake State Park, she set up housekeeping in a log cabin.

By about 1940 the family was living in Hunter. They left the Catskills, but she returned from Manhattan to Catskill Memorial for the birth of her second child, and there were frequent visits it the Dolans and to her aunts Clara Lackey and Mary Lackey Doyle, wife of Judd B. “Slow Joe” Doyle, record-setting pitcher for the NY Highlanders (now the Yankees).

After a career with the New York State Civil Defense Commission and then as a senior Surrogate’s Court Clerk in the Bronx, she retired and moved to Miami Beach in 1980. She traveled extensively, riding on donkeys in Greece and in feluccas in Egypt, but she claimed as her most daring adventure the ride she’d taken in 1954 as a passenger of the then 63 year-old and newly licensed pilot Clara Lackey, aka “the Amelia Earhart of Tannersville”.

She is survived by two daughters, Sister Clare Therese, O.P. of the Dominican Sisters of Nashville, TN and Peggy A. Dolan of Miami FL; by a cousin Walter D. Doyle of Saratoga Springs, NY and by several Dolan and Lackey cousins of younger generations.

On January 3, 2004, in accordance with her wishes, her remains were cremated in Florida.


Saturday, March 6, 2004, Sunday, March 7, 2004

ANTHONY G. JAREB  
U.S. Army veteran

WEST COXSACKIE---Anthony G. Jareb, 83, of Bethany Village, died at his residence on March 5, 2004 after a long illness.

He was born in Inwood, Long Island, NY on June 30, 1920, son of the late Nicola and Nancy (Petrillo) Jareb.

During World War II, he served with the United States Army. He was a postal carrier with the United States Postal Service until 1985 when he retired.

He has been an area resident for 20 years and a communicant of St. Mary’s Church in Coxsackie. He enjoyed collecting stamps and coins.

He is survived by his wife Edith I. (Levine) Jareb of Bethany Village; daughters, Katherine Balsan of Elmont, Long Island and Nancy A. Davidson of Coxsackie; brother, Joseph Jareb of Florida; sister, Katherine Orlando of Cedar Hurst, Long Island; grandchildren Richard and Chad Balsan, Laura Tierney, Elizabeth and Dennis Davidson; great grandchildren Miles Tierney and Logan Balsan.

Mass of the Christian Burial will take place on Monday, March 8, 2004 at St. Mary’s R. C. Church in Coxsackie, time to be announced. The Rev. Fr. J. Moyna, Pastor of St. Mary’s Church, will be the celebrant.

Interment will take place in the family plot of St. Mary’s Church, date to be announced.

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend calling hours at the W.C. Brady’s Sons Inc Funeral Home, 97 Mansion Street in Coxsackie, on Sunday March 7, 2004 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Coxsackie Rescue Squad or to the charity of your choice. Envelopes are available at the funeral home for your convenience.


Saturday, March 6, 2004

CHARLOTTE C. OWENS  
Pianist

NEWBURY, VERMONT---Charlotte Cecilia Beach Owens, 100, died February 27, 2004 from the infirmities of age.

She was born in New York City on Dec. 2, 1903, the only child of Frederick Tyler Beach and Marguerite Henrietta “Nettie” Galliker Beach.

When Charlotte was three, the family moved to Catskill, NY and lived at 68 Thompson Street surrounded by other members of the Beach family who had originally settled in Catskill in 1813.

Charlotte’s great-grandfather was Erastus Beach, who ran a livery stable in Catskill and then later organized the corporation that built the Catskill Mountain House.

Charlotte’s great-uncle was Charles L. Beach who ran several stage lines and later owned the Catskill Mountain House in its heyday and the Catskill Steam Transportation Co. Erastus later established the stage coach line-up to the Mountain House which ran until the incline railway was put in during 1882. C.L. Beach was an investor.

Her grandfather Addison Ferdinand Beach lived part of the year in Greendale and built the ferry named A.F. Beach that plied the Hudson, east and west.

Her father was a pharmacist and died when Charlotte was nine.

She attended Catskill High School and then went to Cornell University, graduating in 1926 with a degree in Hotel Management. She was active in the drama department at college and later in Community Theater.

The family attended St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. She was an accomplished pianist.

In 1928, she married G. Guy Owens and they raised three daughters and his son. Mr. Owens died in 1960 and in the following years, Charlotte indulged her passion for traveling, visiting most of Western Europe and Asia and spending several winters in Portugal. She visited Catskill every year seeing her high school friends, now all deceased.

In 1990, Charlotte moved to Newbury, VT to be near her daughter Diane.

In recent years, her daughter took her to the Green County Historical Society to do family research and donate Beach family heirlooms. Her final visit to Catskill was in September 2002 to attend an event at the Thomas Cole House.

She is survived by her daughters Charlotte Jane Zack and her husband Jim of Ridgewood, NJ, Diana Cecilia Smarro and her late husband Fred of Bradford, VT and Belinda Beach O. Watkins and her husband Ed of Lilburn, GA; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held, at the convenience of the family, at the Beach family plot in the Town of Catskill Cemetery.

Donations in her memory may be made to the Greene County Historical Society, Pieter Bronck Road, Coxsackie, NY 12051.

The Hale Funeral Home of Bradford, VT is in charge of arrangements.


Monday, March 8, 2004

GRANT MICKELSEN  
Food Director at Columbia University

GREENVILLE---Grant Mickelsen, 82, of Greenville died at his home March 5, 2004.

He was born in North Plainfield, NJ, on Jan. 31, 1922, son of the late Anton and Inga (Carlsen) Mickelsen.

Mr. Mickelsen was employed in the food industry having been a food director at the Columbia University in New York City and St. Francis Hospital in Poughkeepsie and also at Cornwall Hospital in Cornwall.

He was also a former Post Master for the Greenville Center Post Office. A former member of the Greenville Volunteer Fire Company. He was also one of the founders of the Wednesday Night Golf League at the Pleasant Valley Golf Course.

When he was younger he enjoyed hunting and played baseball at the Greenville Town Baseball Team. He was and excellent golfer and a stickler for golf etiquette and playing by the rules. He was also known to enjoy a friendly game of poker. He will be missed by his family, golfing friends and poker club.

Survivors include a son, Grant (Mike) Mickelsen of Greenville; three daughters, Christine Mickelsen of Medusa, Denise Mickelsen-Jones of Greenville, and Edna Mickelsen of Greenville Center; five grandchildren, Rene Clemente, Meaghan and Courtney Jones, Sarah and Laura Mickelsen and granddaughter Kayla Roberts.

Mr. Mickelsen was predeceased by his former wife Eunice (Exstrom) Mickelsen, two brothers, Lawrence and Wesley Mickelsen and a sister, Doris Mickelsen.

Funeral service will be 8:30 p.m. Tuesday from the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 Route 81, Greenville.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, prior to the service at the funeral home.

Spring interment will be in the Greenville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Columbia-Greene Hospice, 47 Liberty St., Catskill, NY 12414.


Tuesday, March 9, 2004, Wednesday, March 10, 2004

PAUL H. CORDS, SR  
Carpenter

CAIRO---Paul H. Cord, Sr., 95, of Van Buren Drive, Cairo, died Sunday, March 7, 2003 at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.

He was born in Arlington, N.J., on July 3, 1908 and was the son of the late Paul H. and Margaret (Bauer) Cords.

Mr. Cords has been an area resident since 1932. He loved playing music and playing the guitar and was a self-taught computer programmer. He enjoyed economics, philosophy and bowling.

Prior to his retirement he was a professional carpenter and was employed by Skellyway Construction.

Survivors include his son, Paul H. Cords Jr. and daughter-in-law Mary Jo of Purling; daughter Grace (Cords) Whitbeck of Acra; two grandchildren, Sandra Sheldon of Otego and Douglas Sprague of Bloomville, N.Y., three great-grandchildren, Christopher, Daniel and Alicia.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Richards Funeral Home, 383 Bross St.

Funeral services will take place 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 10, 2004 at the funeral home, with the Rev. Victor Nelson, Pastor of the Resurrection Lutheran Church of Cairo officiating.

Private cremation will take place Thursday at the Albany Rural Crematory, Menands.

Community Hospice, 47 Liberty St., Catskill, N.Y. 12414. Envelopes can be obtained at the funeral home.


Tuesday, March 9, 2004

IRENE WORTH INGALLS  
Teacher

SOUTH WESTERLO---Irene Worth Ingalls, 96, a well known resident of South Westerlo and longtime teacher, died Monday, March 8, 2004 at the Barnwell Nursing Home in Valatie.

Born Oct. 14, 1907 in Schenectady, she was the daughter of the late Frederich and Bertie (Delamater) Worth.

She moved in infancy with her family to a farm in South Westerlo and spent her entire life in the area.

Mrs. Ingalls attended Oneonta State Normal School (now Oneonta State College) and graduated in 1936 from Plattsburgh State Normal School. Upon graduation she taught at Neury and South Westerlo schools. In 1930, she accepted a teaching position at Rockland Academy, a private school (founded by the Morse sisters of South Westerlo) in Nyack, N.Y. She later taught at the Episcopal Church Academy in Saratoga before returning to the public school system, teaching in the one-room Thayers Corner Rural School from 1936 to 1940. She was on the staff of the Greenville Central School from 1940 to 1948.

A talented organist, Mrs. Ingalls played throughout her adult life at church services; for many years at the South Westerlo Community Church and later at churches throughout the Albany and hill towns’ area. She was a dedicated church woman.

Mrs. Ingalls also served her community as a member of the South Westerlo Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary.

Her legacies are the learning she instilled in the many young men and women from the area whom she sent on their way from the classrooms, the pleasure she gave with her music, and the many friends she made over her lifetime.

With her husband, Clarence, she was an inveterate traveler and in the winter months would travel south and west, including Hawaii. After her husband’s death in 1977, Mrs. Ingalls traveled extensively with the “Golden Girls” who annual travel adventures were reported in The Greenville Local.

Mrs. Ingalls was a women of old-fashioned virtue and good cheer, and will be missed by her family and friends, and in particular her granddaughter, Gail Hotaling and her family, with whom she spent many happy times.

Survivors include her step-daughter Phyllis Crawford and her husband, Alden of Sugar Hill, N.H., many grandchildren and great-grandchildren and by a niece and nephew.

Mrs. Ingalls was predeceased by her husband Charles Ingalls; step-daughters Janice Dietz, wife of Robert Dietz of Westerlo and Tucson, Ariz., Ellen Applebee and her husband Curtis Applebee; of a step-son Kenneth Ingalls and his wife Marge and her brother Harold and his wife Lillian of Florida.

Funeral services, under the direction of the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 State Route 81, Greenville, will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the South Westerlo Congregational Church where she attended for many years.

Spring interment will be in the Greenville Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Westerlo Volunteer Fire Company or the South Westerlo Congregational Christian Church.


Wednesday, March 10, 2004

MARIE J. HEMPSTEAD  
Catskill Game Farm retiree

CAIRO---Marie Joan Hempstead, 79, a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend, died March 8, 2004 surrounded by her loving family.

She was born in Brooklyn on Dec. 15, 1924 to Louis Desiderio and Carmella (Padovano) Desiderio.

Louis Desiderio, an immigrant from Italy, became a real estate developer and contractor throughout Brooklyn and in the early “boom” days of Long Island. He purchased the Old Chadderdon Farm in the Cairo/Acra area in the 1940s as a recreational compound for his family. It was at the Cairo Roller Rink where Marie met her future husband, Floyd E. Hempstead.

During World War II, Marie worked in a defense plant as a “Rosie the Riveter”.

Marie was affectionately known throughout the community. During the late 1950s, she was Cairo’s first “lady cop” school crossing guard and in doing so, she crossed the future elementary school principal and the current Green County under sheriff.

She was employed for 42 years at the Catskill Game Farm. She was a member of many organizations including the Sacred Heart Altar Rosary Society and the Cairo PTA.

She was predeceased by her parents and brothers Andrew and Joseph Desiderio.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, retired Police Chief Floyd E. Hempstead; son Robert F. Hempstead and daughter-in-law Catherine S. (Powers) Hempstead; grandchildren Gwen (Hempstead) Cummings, Robert and Joan Marie Hempstead; great-granddaughter Alexis Cummings; sisters Rose Brigio and Louise Aquaviva; sister in-laws Jean and Rose Desiderio, Virginia Butterworth, many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, March 13, 2004 at 10 a.m. at the Sacred heart Church of Cairo. The Rev. John Murphy, pastor of St Patrick’s Church in Catskill, will be the celebrant.

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

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend calling hours at the Richards Funeral Home, Bross Street in Cairo, on Friday, March 12, 2004 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7p.m to 9 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Columbia-Green Humane Society, 125 Humane Society Road, Hudson, N.Y. 12534 and the Greene County Animal Welfare Alliance.

Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of the Richards Funeral home, Bross St., Cairo.


Thursday, March 11, 2004

HERBERT C. ANDREWS  
U.S. Navy veteran

BAYONNE, NEW JERSEY---Herman Charles Andrews, passed away on Monday, March 8, 2004 at Bayonne Medical Center, Bayonne, NJ.

Born in New York City, Andrews lived in Staten Island for many years before moving to Bayonne eight years ago. He previously lived in Athens and Leeds.

He retired from the United States navy after 30 years of service.

He was predeceased by his wife, the late Loretta (Lang) Andrews.

He is survived by his son Charles C. Andrews of Bayonne; daughter Rita M. Stumph of Wesley Hills, NY; sisters Lena Nilson of Toms river and Josephine Pellettieri of Staten Island; grandchildren Carolyn R. and Charles J. Andrews, Kaitlin L. and Kerri T. Stumph.

A Mass for Herman Andrews will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 12, 2004 at St. Vincent de Paul Church in Bayonne.

Calling hours will be at the G. Keenen O’Brien Funeral Home, 984 Avenue “C” (at 47th Street) in Bayonne on Thursday, March 11, 2004 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Interment will be private.

Donations in his memory can be made to the Salesian Missions, 2 LeFevse Lane, PO Box 30 E, New Rochelle, NY 10802-0032.


Thursday, March 11, 2004

PETER ALAN SUTTMEIER  
Formerly of Cairo

DUNNELLON, FLORIDA---Peter Alan Suttmeier, 68, of Dunnellon, FL died Tuesday, March 9, 2004 at Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala.

A native of Cairo, NY he then moved to Florida from Vestal, NY, seven years ago and was retired quality control engineer for Univac, Sperry Rand and Savin corporations in New York. He was also a US Air Force veteran.

Mr. Suttmeier is survived by his wife of 44 years, Erika M. Suttmeier of Dunnellon; sons, Peter H. Suttmeier of Greenville and Daniel J. Suttmeier of Oswego, NY; daughters, Mary Daley of Lexington, SC, Laurie Suttmeier of Boston, MA, Barbara Burdick of Oneonta, NY and Patricia E. Saawy of Hawthorne, NJ; brothers Robert F. Suttmeier of Purling and Kenneth Suttmeier of Leeds; and seven grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held in Florida. Interment will be private, at a later date in New York.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 21475, St. Petersburg, FL 33742.

Funeral arrangements by Fero Funeral Home, Dunnellon, FL.


Thursday, March 11, 2004

KARL W. ROEBEN  
U. S Army veteran

AMSTERDAM---Karl W. Roeben, 70, of Midline Road in Amsterdam, formerly of Coxsackie, died March 9, 2004 at Eden Park Health Care Center after a one day of stay.

He was born in Coxsackie, NY on June 6, 1933 and was the son of the late Karl and Anna (Kniffen) Roeben.

Karl has been a lifetime resident of Coxsackie and was an employee of the Lehigh Cement Company in Catskill prior to his retirement. He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a hand radio operator and he was very involved with computers.

He is survived by son Walter Roeben of Catskill; daughters Cynthia Weaver of Coxsackie and Kathleen Gromada of Amsterdam; brothers Robert, Joseph and Paul Roeben and Bruce Nelson; sisters Maryjane Zanchelli of Athens and Irene of Palenville; as well as three grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his brother Thomas.

Funeral services will take place on Friday, March 12, 2004 at 10 a.m. at the W.C. Brady’s Sons, Inc. Funeral Home, 97 Mansion Street in Coxsackie, with Rev. Wendy Steed, Pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Coxsackie, officiating.

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

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend calling hours at the funeral home on Thursday, March 11, 2004 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 260 Osborne Road, Loudonville, NY 12211. Envelopes are available at the funeral home for your convenience.


Thursday, March 11, 2004, Friday, March 12, 2004

GLORIA D. PUTNAM  
Westkill resident

WESTKILL---Gloria D. Putnam, 73, of Westkill, died Wednesday, March 10, 2004 at the Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.

Born Feb. 19, 1931 she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Angelina Campiglia Ruggiero in Astoria, Queens.

Mrs. Putnam was a bookkeeper at the Westbury Federal Savings and Loan in Westbury and has been an active volunteer with the Department for the Aging and a member of the Mountain Top Golden Agers.

She was predeceased by her husband Frank Putnam.

Survivors include a daughter, Sandra Goodman of Smithtown; two sons, Dwayne Goodman of Florida, and Craig Goodman of New Hampshire; a brother Joseph Ruggiero of Long Island; two sisters, Lillian Yanity of Prattsville and Marie Bernstein of Long Island; two grandchildren, Joseph Goodman of Long Island and Jessica Goodman of New Hampshire.

Calling hours are Sunday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Aston Basagic Funeral Home, 7742 Main St., Hunter, funeral services will follow at 8 p.m. Officiating will be the Rev. Schiffert.

Graveside services to follow March 15, 2004, 1 p.m. at Holy Rood Cemetery in Westbury.

Memorial donations may be made to the Town of Lexington Rescue Squad.


Saturday, March 13, 2004

HENRY R. BRENNAN  
Plumber

GREENVILLE---Henry R. Brennan, 59, a native Staten Islander, died Wednesday, March 10, 2004, at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany, NY after a heart operation.

He was born in Staten Island, NY on Feb. 15, 1945, son of the late Henry “Red” and Dorothy (Thomas) Brennan.

Called “Dick” by his family, he was raised in West Brighton and graduated from McKee vocational High School. He worked as a plumber with Plumbers Local #371 in Staten Island, joining his father “Red” Brennan in the union.

Henry moved to Greenville, NY 15 years ago where he worked as a plumber and subcontractor for the Central Hudson Power company. He was called “Hank” in the Greenville area.

He enjoyed bowling, playing pool and following the NASCAR Racing Circuit. He was a lifelong fan of the New York Mets.

He is survived by sons, Sean and Leonard, both of Greenville; brothers Supreme Court Justice Michael J. Brennan and John Brennan, both of Staten Island, NY.

As to his wishes, there will be no public service.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Cunningham Funeral Home, Greenville, NY.


Saturday, March 13, 2004  

JOSEPH F. ETERNO  
Bandsman Clarinet

SAUGERTIES---Joseph F. Eterno, 91, died Thursday, March 11, 2004 at Columbia Memorial Hospital’s Hospice Unit where he had been admitted the previous day.

Mr. Eterno was born in Brooklyn, NY on March 2, 1913 to the late Gaetano and Jenny Condorosa Eterno.

He served during World War II stateside from 1942 to 1946 as a bandsman clarinet, earning the American Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal and World War II Victory Medal.

He married the former Edna Sheftic and was employed as a clerk with the Board of Education in Brooklyn while playing in various bands throughout New York City.

Mr. Eterno is survived by his wife Edna S. Eterno of Saugerties; brother James Eterno of Leeds; sisters Mary Deschamps of Leeds and Rose Marchisotta of Long Island, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, March 15, 2004 at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick’s R.C. Church with interment following in St. Patrick’s Cemetery.

Friends and relatives are invited to call at the Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home at 139 Jefferson Heights on Sunday, March 14, 2004 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and to 10 a.m. on Monday prior to Mass.


Monday, March 15, 2004

MARGARET LOUISE ANTONELLI  
Catskill resident

CATSKILL---Margaret Louise Antonelli, 91, of 775 Embought Road, Catskill died Sunday morning, March 14, 2004, at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.

Born Aug. 11, 1912 in Catskill, she was the daughter of the late Nicholas and Assunta (Jenteel) Antonelli.

Margaret was an employee at Atlanta Knitting Mills in Catskill prior to her retirement.

She was a communicant at St. Patrick’ Roman Catholic Church in Catskill.

Survivors include two brothers, Nicholas Antonelli and wife, Jean and Albert A. Antonelli and wife Joyce, all of Catskill; two sisters, Marie Salvato of Canandaigua and Angelina Antonelli of Catskill; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Ms. Antonelli was predeceased by a brother, Anthony Antonelli and two sisters, Lucy Salierno and Ann Ferraro.

Calling hours will be 2 to 6 p.m. Monday at the Traver & McCurry Funeral Home, 234 Jefferson Heights, Catskill.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. The Rev. John J. Murphy, pastor at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church of Catskill and be officiating.

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

In lieu of flowers, donations in Margaret’s memory may be made to St. Patrick’s Church, 157 Bridge St., Catskill, NY 12414.


Monday, March 15, 2004

DORIS C. GRANSBURY  
Homemaker

CATSKILL---Doris C. Gransbury, 87, of Catskill, died at the Eden Park Nursing Home on Friday, March 12, 2004.

She was born in East Durham on Sept. 27, 1916, daughter of the late Jacob and Marilla (Allen) Coventry.

She was a life long homemaker and had worked as a sewing machine operator for Helene Mfg. & Penso.

Survivors include a sister-in-law, Mary Gransbury of Catskill and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Gransbury was predeceased by her husband, George Gransbury, in 1982.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 State Route 81, Greenville.

Calling hours will be 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the services.

As to her wishes, cremation will be at the Albany Rural Cemetery with interment next to her husband in the Medusa Cemetery.


Tuesday, March 16, 2004, Wednesday, March 17, 2004

BRENDA A. WILLIAMS  
Former Eden Park Health Care Center employee

ATHENS---Brenda A. Williams, 65, of 58 N. Washington St., Athens, died Saturday, March 13, 2004, at the Eden Park Health Care Center, Catskill.

Born in Albany, Feb. 6, 1939, she was the daughter of the late David and Hazel (Butler) Tucker.

Mrs. Williams has been a resident of the area since 1981 and was employed by the Eden Park Health Care Center from 1986 until her retirement in 2001.

Survivors include her husband Kenneth of Albany; brothers, Kenneth Distin of Ravena, and Robert Tucker of Ravena; daughters, Maryann Mineau of Ravena, and Rose Oliveri of Athens; sisters, Grace Olsen of Ravena and Evelyn Jones; and five grandchildren.

Calling hours are Thursday, 4 to 7 p.m. at the Richards Funeral Home, 28 North Vernon St., Athens.

Private cremation will take place at the Albany Rural Crematorium in Menands.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Richards Funeral Home, 28 N. Vernon St., Athens.


Friday, March 19, 2004

STELLA SANCHEZ  
Waterfalls Laundry employee

CATSKILL---Sylvia “Sabina” Sanchez, 96, died March 17, 2004 at Columbia-Greene Long Term Care where she had been a patient since June 20, 2003.

Mrs. Sanchez was born in Puerto Rico on August 30, 1907 to the late Juan and Barbara Berdeger Fuentes.

She worked at the Waterfalls Laundry in Catskill for 50 years prior to her retirement. She enjoyed singing and dancing in her youth and in retirement traveled extensively throughout the world.

She was the wife of the late Manuel Sanchez Sr. who predeceased her on Oct. 27, 1979.

Mrs. Sanchez is Survived by her children, Manuel Sanchez, Jr. of Catskill and Barbara Pratten of Pennsylvania; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and her cousin Margaret Moescht.

A prayer service will be held on Saturday, March 20, 2004 at noon in the Remembrance Chapel of the Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home, 139 Jefferson Heights, Catskill. The Rev. John J. Murphy, Pastor of St. Patrick’s R.C. Church will be officiating.

Friends and relatives are invited to call at the funeral home at 11 a.m. on Saturday prior to the service.

Private cremation was conducted on Thursday, March 18 at the Albany Rural Crematorium.


Friday, March 19, 2004, Saturday, March 20, 2004

VICTORIA TERWILLIGER  
Seamstress

SOUTH CAIRO---Victoria (Kobosko) Terwilliger, 96, of County Route 67, died peacefully at her home on Thursday, March 18, 2004.

Vicky was the daughter of Mary Butz of Poland and Charles Kobosko of Czechoslovakia.

She grew up in Lee, PA. In a small mining community. As a young adult, she moved to New Jersey and worked as a seamstress for many years with her sisters. When she came to Cairo, she worked in the old Helene’s Dress Shop in Catskill. She was a proud member of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union.

Vicky loved her family and friends, as well as a good piece of chocolate. She was affectionately known as Aunt Vicky to many people in the area. She enjoyed going to flea markets and selling her hand-loomed rugs, aprons, children’s bonnets, jewelry and her never-ending supply of buttons.

She had many talents including cooking, gardening, canning, quilting, tapestry, weaving, winemaking, crocheting and rug making. She was a hard worker who enjoyed the simple things in life, and brought joy to many. She will be remembered always.

She is survived by her husband, William; a sister, Mary Urquhart and her husband Charles of Florida; a daughter, Victoria Mutz of Wayne, NJ; a granddaughter, Suzanne Mutz of New York, NY and her fiancé Jon Darwell of England; and a niece, Cathy (Poluski) Tice and her children, Erik and Rory of South Cairo.

She was predeceased by her brothers, Andrew, Charles, John, Michael, Frank and Joseph and three sisters, Anne, Catherine (Kate) and Helen.

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend calling hours at the Richards Funeral Home, Bross Street in Cairo, on Monday, March 22, 2004 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.

Mass of the Christian Burial will take place at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 at the Sacred heart Church of Cairo with the Rev. Fr. J. Nunan, Pastor as the celebrant.

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


Saturday, March 20, 2004, Sunday, March 21, 2004

JOHNNIE PAGAN  
Layout printer

HUDSON---Johnnie Pagan, formerly of Brooklyn, NY, died March 19, 2004 at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.

Born in Brooklyn on Nov. 17, 196, he was the son of Hipolito Justiniano Sr. of Spring Hill, Florida and the late Christina Novvarro Justiniano.

Mr. Pagan was a layout printer for Olandi Inc. of Farmingdale, NY. He has been a resident of Hudson since 1994. He was a member of the Power and Restoration of God in Catskill and was a volunteer at H.V.E.E.C. in Hudson and M.A.D. (Making a Difference).

Survivors include his wife, Joanne Rosado Pagan of Hudson; Two sons Isaac Torres and Johnnie Pagan Jr., both of Hudson; three brothers, Hipolito Justiniano of Green Cove Springs, Florida, Edwin Justiniano of Frederica, Delaware and Davis Pagan of Atlanta, Georgia; two sisters, Evelyn Caro of Brandon, Florida and Neomi Pagan of Hudson; and four grandchildren.

Calling hours will be held Sunday from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at the Power and Restoration Church of God, 298 Main St., Catskill. Committal services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Cedar Park Cemetery in Hudson and Pastor Pedro Torres officiating.

Memorial contributions are requested to be sent to the Power and Restoration Church of God, P.O. Box 7, Hudson, NY 12534.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of McDonald Funeral Home, Inc., Hudson, NY.


Saturday, March 20, 2004

ALBERT J. PRICE  
U.S. Army veteran

ACRA---Albert J. Price, 76, of Route 23 and Eden Park Health Care Center in Catskill, died Thursday, March 18, 2004 at Eden Park Health Care Center after a long illness.

Born in the Bronx, NY on March 30, 1927, he was the son of the late Albert F. and Agnes (Collins) Price.

Albert was a graduate of the class of 1945 at Cairo High School. He served his country during World War II in the United States Army.

Prior to his retirement in 1990, he worked for Bloomingdale’s Department Store in New York City. He was a hand radio operator, an avid model train collector and a lover of animals.

He is survived by his wife of almost 51 years, Marion E. (Geradis) Price of Acra; two sons, Albert L. Price of West Babylon, NY and Thomas A Price of Acra; a daughter, Nancy K. Price o Norfolk, VA.; two brothers, John H Price of Newburgh and Richard Price of Hudson; two sisters, Elizabeth Gallagher of Freehold and Dolores Hayes of Fla.; and four grandchildren, Benito, Ricardo, Stephanie and Christine Ann.

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend calling hours at the Richards Funeral Home, Bross Street in Cairo, on Sunday, March 21, 2004 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, March 22, 2004 at 10 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Church of Cairo with the Rev. F. J. Nunan, Pastor, officiating. The day of the mass everyone is asked to meet at the church.

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


Sunday, March 21, 2004

NANCY L BARTROFF  
Program director

CATSKILL---Nancy L. Bartroff, 56, of Berkshire Drive and formerly of Blue Mountain, Saugerties, died Thursday, March 18, 2004 at her residence after a lengthy illness.

Born Oct. 27, 1947 in Kingston, she was the daughter of Gertrude Short Bartroff of Kingston and the late Francis Bartroff.

A life-time area resident, she was a graduate of Columbia-Green Community College, earning an associate’s degree in Human Resources. She was employed for several years as Program Director at the Columbia-Greene Mental Health Association.

Besides her mother, she is survived by two sons, Gerald A. Engstrom, Jr. of Westerloo and Kevin M. Engstrom of Saugerties; a daughter, Heather Engstrom of Albany; a daughter-in-law, Maureen Engstrom of Westerlo; two sisters, Judith Wilson of Calabash, NC and Elaine Gambino of Surprise, AZ and her companion, Ernest “Pete” Conrad of Catskill.

She was predeceased by her sister, Carolyn Schryver.

Friends are invited to attend calling hours on Monday, March 22, 2004 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Seamon-Wilsey Funeral Home in Saugerties. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 at the convenience of the family.

Donations in her memory may be made to the SPCA.

Funeral arrangements are by the Seamon-Wilsey Funeral Home.


Sunday, March 21, 2004, Monday, March 22, 2004

HAROLD F. BISHOP  
Former Town of Cairo Highway Superintendent

AVON PARK, FLORIDA---Harold F. Bishop, 82, formerly a native of Cairo, died March 18, 2004 at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany, where he had been a patient since March 11, 2004.

Born in Freehold on August 24, 1921, he was the son of the late Percy and Ethel (Chadderdon) Bishop.

During World War II, he served with the United States Air Force, serving in the Pacific in the area of the atomic bomb. While in the Air Force, he was a member of a B-29 airplane crew.

While living in Cairo, he was employed by the town as highway superintendent for 32 years until his retirement. He was also a member of the Cairo Democratic Club and the Cairo Hose Company.

After moving to Avon Park, Fla., he became a member of the Avon Park First United Methodist Church and was involved in many social events.

Harold is survived by his wife, Joan (Hildenbrand) Bishop of Pennsylvania; a daughter, Mrs. Michael (Sandra) Esslie of Cairo; two grandchildren, Michael W. and Mark Esslie and a great-grandchild Matthew R. Esslie.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his first wife, Anne, who passed away in 1991 and by his son Allen who passed away in 1985.

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to call at the Richards Funeral Home, 383 Bross Street in Cairo, on Tuesday, March 24, 2004 from 7 to 9 p.m.

Funeral services will take place on Wednesday, March 24, 2004 at the funeral home, with the Rev. Stanley Slagger, Pastor of the Community Gospel Church of Coxsackie, officiating.

The family has requested that, in lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory be made to the Cairo Library, Main Street, Cairo, NY 12413.

For your convenience, envelopes can be obtained at the funeral home.


Monday, March 22, 2004

DOROTHY A. GRIPPEN  
Retired clerk for DMV

ALBANY---Dorothy A. Grippen, 91, a resident of the Teresian House and formerly of Albany, died on March 20, 2004.

She was born in Albany on June 1, 1912 daughter of the late Edward and Catherine (Roth) Wenz.

She was a retired clerk having worked at the New York State Motor Vehicles Department.

Mrs. Grippen will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a great-great-grandmother. “Mothers are the best friends.”

The family thanks the Teresian House for their loving care and concern shown to their loved one.

Survivors include a son, Ronald E. Grippen and his wife Sharon of Albany; a daughter, Dorothy A. Moggio and her husband Gian Mario of Italy; her grandchildren, Sandra M. Bishop, Deborah Staubach, Robert Sherman, Jr., William Sherman, Rhonda Grippen, and Michelle Dunkerly; also 11 great grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren and a sister-in-law, Anne L. Malone.

Mrs. Grippen was predeceased by her husband Edward Charles Grippen and a daughter, Joan Sherman.

Calling hours will be 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 Route 81, Greenville.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 Route 81, Greenville.

Interment will be in the St. Matthews Cemetery, Glenmont.


Monday, March 22, 2004 Tuesday, March 23, 2004

LAMBERT C. NETHAWAY  
Former New Baltimore highway superintendent

WEST COXSACKIE---Lambert C. Nethaway, 75, of West Coxsackie, died Sunday, March 21, 2004 at the Community Hospice at St. Peter’s Hospital.

He was born June 19, 1928 in Potter Hollow, the son of the late Leo and Helen (Van Tassell) Nethaway.

He was married to Dorothy (Kniffen) Nethaway who survives at home.

Mr. Nethaway has been a member of the Teamsters Union and was Foreman for ATI in Selkirk and Buffalo.

He was elected to the position of Superintendent of Highways in the Town of New Baltimore.

Mr. Nethaway was a member and former Deacon of the Second Reformed Church of Coxsackie. He was a member of the Greene County Highway Superintendent’s Association and served as Vice President. He was also a member of the New Baltimore Democratic Club and the New Baltimore Conservancy.

He was formerly a member of the New Baltimore Fire Company.

In addition to this wife, survivors include his two daughters, Donna and her husband Dennis Rhodes of Slingerlands, and Deborah Shoemaker of Albany, step-grandchildren of Michael and Kimberly Rhodes , step-step-grandchildren Cameron, Kiernan and Imogene, a brother Raymond and his wife Mildred Nethaway of Freehold, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are respectively invited to attend calling hours, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Sopris Funeral Home, Inc., 11877 Route 9W, West Coxsackie’s.

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with Rev. Richard Pruiksma officiating.

Interment will take place in the spring at Chestnut Lawn Cemetery, New Baltimore.

Memorial contributions may be made to either the Second Reformed Church of Coxsackie or Community Hospice. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.


Monday, March 22, 2004

LARRY R. WEIDMAN SR.  
Retired from highway dept.

WESTERLO---Larry R. Weidman Sr., 71, of Westerlo, died March 20, 2004 at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany.

He was born in Preston Hollow on Feb. 11, 1933 son of Abram and Madge (Lounsbury) Weidman.

Mr. Weidman served in the U.S. Army being stationed in Germany and discharged as a CPL.

He worked in several places, including the foundry in Vorrheesville, Duffy Mottes in Delmar, the Westerlo Builders and last the Town of Westerlo Highway Department from which he retired in 1995.

He always enjoyed his hunting and fishing and was a member of the Reidsville Rod and Gun Club, the Westerlo Rod and Gun Club and a former member of the Westerlo Volunteer Fire Company.

Survivors include two sons, Larry Weidman Jr. and his wife Atha of Duanesburg, NY, Edward Weidman and his wife Robin of Westerlo; two daughters, Brenda Dillon of Clifton Park, and Sandra Douglas and her husband Ronald of Fort Plain, NY; also 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Latelle Weidman of Selkirk; a sister, Hildred Ryder of Albany, and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Weidman was predeceased by a sister, Colleen Wright and a brother, Millard Weidman.

Funeral services will be 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 Route 81, Greenville.

Calling hours will be 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday prior to the service.

Interment with full military honors will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Saratoga National Cemetery Schuylerville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Town of Westerlo Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 12, Westerlo, NY. 12193


Monday, March 22, 2004

GRACE QUACKENBUSH  
Devoted mother

MARYLAND---Grace Quackenbush, 83, of Maryland, NY, died Saturday March 20, 2004 at AO Fox Memorial Hospital in Oneonta.

She was born Dec. 3, 1920 in Jefferson, NY, daughter of John and Margaret (Gifford) Dauley.

She married William Quackenbush Oct. 13, 1939 in Davenport, NY. He predeceased her Dec. 11, 1997.

She was a lifelong resident. Family was her life; she was a devoted mother and grandmother. Her favorite hobby was cooking.

Survivors include her children; Lillian (Harry) Holbrook, of Cairo; Ella Mae Twomey of Norwich, NY; Robert (Bonnie) Quackenbush of Freehold; Emma Jean Eichler of Norwich; Adelbert Quackenbush of South Cairo; Donald (Cathy) Quackenbush of Oneonta; Lynn ( Martha) Quackenbush of Milford, NY; Virginia Everleth of Earlton; Bonnie (Rodger) Vandenburgh of Freehold; and Maryjo Hyms of Pleasantville, NY; 30 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren; two sisters, Marian Hagadorn of Dorloo, NY and Ethel Walsh of Schenectady and several nieces and nephews.

Her husband and a son Paul and a daughter Wylene and a grandson Larry Holbrook predeceased her.

There will be a service in the spring at the Davenport Cemetery, Davenport, NY.

Memorial contributions may be made to Milford Rescue Squad, Milford, NY.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the MacArthur Funeral Home, Davenport, NY.


Tuesday, March 23, 2004

JEAN L. BROWN  
Saugerties resident

SAUGERTIES---Jean L. Brown, 80, of East Bridge Street, Saugerties, died Sunday, March 21, 2004 at the Kingston City Hospital, Kingston, NY, after a brief illness.

Born May 25, 1923 in Detroit, Michigan she was the daughter of the late William and Margaret Cole Hutchison.

An area resident for many years, Ms. Brown was formerly employed at the Saugerties Pharmacy, the Paramount and in later years at the Benedictine Senior Residence. She was a member of the Saugerties United Methodist Church.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Seamon-Wilsey Funeral Home Inc., corner of John and Lafayette street, With the Rev. Dr. Duane Buddle, pastor of the Saugerties United Methodist Church officiating.

Interment will follow in the Trinity Cemetery, Barclay Heights, Saugerties.


Wednesday, Match 24, 2004

JANET A. MANGAN  
Bank worker

CORNWALLVILLE---Janet A. Mangan, 62, of County Route 20, died March 22, 2004 at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany after a seven year illness.

She was born in Brooklyn, NY on Nov. 9, 1941 and was the daughter of the late Richard and Alice (Pfeifer) Milliken.

She had been a resident of Cornwallville since 1997 after retiring from the Seaman’s Bank of Manhattan.

She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Raymond J. Mangan of Cornwallville; sons, John Mangan of Monroe, Raymond Mangan of Pennsylvania and Richard Mangan of Saugerties; daughter Susan Mangan of Saugerties; sister Lois Bernroth of New Jersey; six grandchildren, a niece and a nephew.

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend calling hours at the Richards Funeral Home, 383 Bross Street in Cairo, on Thursday, March 25, 2004 and Friday, March 26, 2004 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9p.m.

Funeral services will take place on Saturday, March 27, 2004 at 10:30 a.m. at the Richards Funeral Home, with the Rev. Fr. J. Nunan, Pastor of the Sacred hart Church of Cairo, officiating.

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

The family has requested that donations in her memory may be made to St. Peter’s Hospital Oncology Department, 315 S. Manning Blvd., Albany, NY 12208.


Wednesday, March 24, 2004

KATHERINE POSNAK  
Area resident

WINDHAM---Katherine (nee Koehler) Posnak died March 18, 2004.

She was predeceased by her husband Harry Posnak.

She is the mother of Steven of Ramsey, NJ and grandmother of Jennifer Posnak of Newtown, PA and Stephanie Brower of Caldwell, NJ.

Services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ashland Rescue Squad, Ashland, NY.

Arrangements by the Decker Funeral Home in Windham.


Wednesday, March 24, 2004, Thursday, March 25, 2004

EDWARD KLEIN  
Longtime Athens Residents

ATHENS---Edward Klein, 96, a longtime Athens resident died Sunday, March 21, 2004 at Eden Park Nursing Home in Catskill.

He was born Feb. 24, 1908 in Ridgewood, Queens, the son of the late Louis and Olga (Diehl) Klein.

Edward was a communicant at St. Patrick’s R. C. Church in Catskill.

He was predeceased by his wife Margaret Matera Klein on April 14, 1998.

Mr. Klein is survived by his sons, Edward Klein and daughter-in-law Madeline Klein, both of Levittown, Long Island and James Klein and daughter-in-law of Cocoa, FL; daughters, Irene Mokszycki and son-in-law John Mokszycki both of Athens and Lois Kost and son-in-law Henry Kost both of Phoenix, AZ; siblings Henry Klein of New Jersey and Sophie Friday of Long Island; 15 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends may call at the Traver & McCurry Funeral Home, 234 Jefferson Heights in Catskill on Friday, March 26, 2004 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. ad 7 p.m. to 9p.m.

Funeral services will be held from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 27, 2004 at the funeral home, followed by a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Patrick’s R. C. Church on Bridge Street in Catskill. The Rev. John J. Murphy will be officiating.

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


Thursday, March 25, 2004

MARY R. HAISS  
Homemaker

HUNTER---Mary R. Haiss, 66, died March 23, 2004 at the Kingston City Hospital in Kingston.

She was born on Dec. 20, 1937 to Ernest and Clara Bloodgood Dunham in Lexington.

She was a homemaker.

Mary is survived by her husband Leroy, son Timothy, brother Ernest Dunham Jr. and sister Barbara Clark all of Hunter and sister Wanda Neilson of New Paltz, grandson Timothy Jr. and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 26. 2004 at 11 a.m. at the Aston-Basagic Funeral Home on Main Street in Hunter. Officiating will be the Rev. Karen Mowk.

Interment will follow in the Maplewood Cemetery in South Jewett.

Friends and relatives may call on Thursday, March 25, 2004 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.


Saturday, March 27, 2004

HILDA R. HARRIS  
Bookkeeper

WEST COXSACKIE---Hilda R. Harris, 88, died March 26, 2004 at Columbia Greene Long Term Care in Catskill after a long illness.

She was born in the Bronx, NY on Nov. 21, 1915 and was the daughter of the late William and Hanna Diehl.

Prior to her retirement, she was a bookkeeper for the State Telephone Company of Coxsackie. Hilda was a communicant of St. Mary’s R.C. Church and a member of the Altar Rosary Society, the Columbiaettes and the Coxsackie Senior Citizens. She loved playing bingo and crochet.

She is survived by a son, James Smith of Tucson, AZ; a step-son, Anthony Moran of Long Island, NY; a sister, Mary Regansburger of South Cairo; eight grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husbands, Sidney G. Smith, Anthony J. Moran and Herbert Harris.

Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Monday, March 29, 2004 at 9 a.m. at St. Mary’s R.C. Church in Coxsackie, with the Rev. Fr. J. Moyna as the celebrant. Everyone

Is asked to meet at the church prior to the funeral.

Interment will take place in the family plot of St. Mary’s Parish Cemetery.

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend calling hours at the W.C. Brady’s Sons, Inc. Funeral Home, 97 Mansion Street in Coxsackie on Sunday, March 28, 2004 from 2 to 6 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to St. Mary’s Memorial Fund, Mansion Street, Coxsackie. Envelopes may be obtained at the funeral home for your convenience.


Saturday, March 27, 2004

HELEN OXHORN  
Secretary

FLORIDA---Mrs. Helen Oxhorn, 83, formerly Helen Stolzer, of New York City, passed away in her sleep on March 20, 2004.

She was the daughter of Rose and Abraham Stolzer.

She was a secretary for the Department of Energy in New York City.

She is the granddaughter of Jenny and Samuel Theil (owners of the Breezy Hill Hotel) and niece of Joseph and Evelyn Theil Boomie, Sarah Theil and Gussie Nussenblaff of Hunter.

She is the beloved mother of Richard Oxhorn, grandmother of Elizabeth, Kathryn, Jessica, Rachel and Sam; sister, aunt, cousin and a great friend to many. We all miss you so much. Rest well in God’s love and peace forever.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 24, 2004 at the Aston-Basagic Funeral Home in Hunter. Interment was at the Kol-Ansche Israel Cemetery in South Jewett.


Sunday, March 28, 2004

RAYMOND J. SERLS  
U.S. Army veteran

RAVENA---Raymond J. Serls, 62, died suddenly on Saturday, March 27, 2004 at his residence.

Born in Catskill, he lived in Coxsackie and the Ravena-Coeymans area for many years.

He was a United States Army veteran who served during the Korean War.

Raymond retired in 2002 after 33 years of service with CSX Railroad in Selkirk. He was an avid bowler who played in several leagues at the Ravena Lanes. He was also a member of the Wednesday Night Dart League at Jell E’s, as well as an avid fisherman.

Survivors include his mother, Charlotte Serls of Ravena; siblings Judy (Ralph) Hotaling of West Coxsackie, Mary Ann (Joseph) Noeth of Coxsackie, Lorraine Jordan of Ravena and Herbert Serls of Rhode Island; godson James Noeth; dear friends Joseph and Sandy Powetek and several nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

Ray was predeceased by his father Herbert Serls, sister Sharon Sanchez and niece Katy Serls.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 30, 2004 at the Babcock Funeral Home in Ravena. Burial will take place at a later date.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday, March 29, 2004 from 4 to 8 p.m.

Contributions in memory of Raymond may be made to the Ravena Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 144, Ravena, NY 12143.


Sunday, March 28, 2004

ROBERT I. SMITH  
Dept. of Public Works employee

WEST CAMP---Robert L. Smith, 79, of Emerick Road, died Friday, March 26, 2004 at the Kingston Hospital after a brief illness.

Born Nov. 10, 1924 in Saugerties, he was the son of the late Charles and Margaret Slater Smith.

He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and hunting and was a member of the Wildcat Hollow Sportsman Club in Saugerties, the Wittenberg Sportsman Club in Glenford and a former member of the Kingston Moose Club.

He was a former employee of the Kingston Department of Public Works, retiring in 1987 after 21 years of service.

Survivors include his wife, the former Leona Boughton Smith; two sons, Robert C. Smith of West Camp and James R. Smith of the town of Ulster; two daughters, Frances May Houghtaling of Saugerties and Barbara A. Weber of Kingston; a sister, Elsie Smith of North Carolina; nine grandchildren, two great-granddaughters and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his brothers Thomas, Edward and Sonny Smith and sisters Marion Simonson, Joan Sharpe and Minnie Smith.

His funeral procession will form at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, March 29, 2004 at the Seamon-Wilsey Funeral Home, Inc., corner of John and Lafayette Streets, thence to St. Mary of the Snow where at 10 a.m. a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered by the Rev. Hugh R. Grace, Pastor.

Interment will follow in the Blue Mountain Cemetery in Saugerties.


Monday, March 29, 2004

EVELYN CUNNINGHAM  
Cairo resident

CAIRO---Evelyn Cunningham, 79, of Cairo, died Friday, March 26, 2004 at Columbia Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient since March 18, 2004.

She had been a resident of Eden Park Health Care Facility since December.

Mrs. Cunningham was born in Maspeth, N.Y. on Sept. 12, 1924 to the late Harry and Narcissus Calabrese Spratt.

She was the wife of the late James Joseph Cunningham, who predeceased her on July, 14, 1993.

A resident of the Cairo Fairgrounds Estates, she enjoyed playing Bingo with her neighbors on Friday evenings.

Survivors include her two daughters: Laura Preble of Nassau and Jo Cunningham of Cape May, N.J.; four grandchildren: Jeremy Kane of Albany, Matthew Cunning of Cape May, N.J., Mrs. Daniel (Jessica) Hausler of West Sand Lake; sister, Betty Sheehy of Flushing and brother, Larry Spratt of Flushing; two nieces: Elizabeth and Ellen Spratt.

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

A prayer service will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Remembrance Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. John J. Murphy, Pastor of St. Patrick’s Church officiating.

Interment will follow in Catskill Rural Cemetery.


Monday, March 29, 2004

THOMAS JOHN LOMAX  
World War II veteran

LEEDS---Thomas John Lomax, 76, of Leeds, died Saturday, March 27, 2004 at Columbia Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient.

Mr. Lomax was born in Brooklyn on June 19, 1927 to the late Thomas and Louise Xeller Lomax.

Upon graduation from high school he enlisted in the U.S. Navy earning the rank of Seaman First Class and the Asiatic Pacific, American Area, and Victoria Medals for his service during World War II.

He was discharged on July 23, 1946 and enrolled in New York University where he majored in Music and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree.

He married the former Nancy Stellmann on Sept. 10, 1950 and they moved to Catskill.

He taught music at the Coxsackie Correctional Institution and three years later served as loan officer in the Catskill National Bank and Trust Co.

Following years he was the business Manager for the Catskill Central School District until his retirement in 1983.

He served for 25 years as organist and Choir Director of the First Reformed Church in Catskill as well as Deacon, conducted the Treble Choraliers and the Hudson Valley Choral Society.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy Lomax of Leeds and their eight children: twin sons: Thomas of Purling and Timothy of Raleigh, NC, Nancy Dolan of Catskill, Paul of Delason, Stephen of Flanders, N.J., Elizabeth Barrett of Coxsackie, Ellen Donders of New Jersey and Peter of Earlton; 14 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

Mr. Lomax was predeceased by his son James Andrew Lomax and his grandson Edward Rogers Jr.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in the First Reformed Church at 310 main St.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home, 139 Jefferson Heights.

Private cremation will be conducted at the Albany Rural Crematorium following the funeral.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.


Monday, March 29, 2004

JOHN R. MORRILL  
New Baltimore resident

NEW BALTIMORE---John R. Morrill, 36, of New Baltimore, died Thursday, March 25, 2004.

He was the beloved husband of Stacie G. (Hadden) Morrill, loving father of Jennifer and Kelsie, son of Raymond F. and Constance (Green) Morrill, brother of Joanne Foss, as well as mother-in-law, Ruth Hadden and sister-in-law Susan Pisarri and brother-in-law David Pisarri, a niece, Kimberly Whelpley and two nephews, Paul and Neil Pissari.

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

Private contributions may be made to the education fund for his children.


Monday, March 29, 2004

GEORGE H. SPRANCE  
Korean War veteran

EAST DURHAM---George H. Sprance, 74, of East Durham, died March 28, 2004 at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany.

He was born in Brooklyn on April 23, 1929 son of the late Henry and Anna (Ziegler) Sprance.

Mr. Sprance served in the U. S. Army during the Korean War.

He was a machinist having worked for Simag and Placon in Norton Hill.

He was also a member of the Durham Valley Post 1416 American Legion and was the Chaplain for the Greene County American Legion.

Survivors are his wife of 52 years Helen (Guagliata) Sprance, three sons, Henry E. Sprance and wife Eileen of Wall, N.J., Ernest G. Sprance and his wife Janet of Teaneck, N. J., George H. Sprance Jr. and his wife Josi of Middle Island, N.Y., a daughter, Anna M. Saccente and her husband Dennis of Lindenhurst, N.Y., also 14 grandchildren and two sisters, Viola Montenaro and Dorothy Meize.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesday, at the Cunningham funeral Home, 4898 Route 81, Greenville. The Durham Valley Post 1416 will conduct a service at the funeral home 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday from St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Oak Hill.

A prayer service will also be held 9:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Interment will be in the Catskill Rural Cemetery, Catskill.


Monday, March 29, 2004

ELOISE A. VANHECKE  
Formerly employed at Greenville Post Office

GREENVILLE---Eloise A. VanHecke, 79, died at the Albany Medical Center on March 27, 2004.

She was born March 26, 1925 in Norton Hill.

She formerly had been employed at the Greenville Post Office for 17 years.

She was known as an animal lover. She will be missed by her many family and all the wild animals that she had fed and taken care of over the years.

Survivors include her two daughters, Connie Favreau and Dorinda Chatterton both of Schenectady, a son, Michael Clapper of Lake worth, FL., her grandchildren, Spring Seeley and Amy Keister, great-grandchildren, Chelsea and Shelby Seeley and Ashley and Rebecca Keister, an aunt, Henrietta Morrison of West Palm Beach, FL.

Mrs. VanHecke was predeceased by her husband Henry (Pete) VanHecke and two sisters, Miriam Lawyer and Dorothy Reynolds.

As her wishes cremation will be at the Albany Rural Cemetery and services at the convenience of the family.

Funeral arrangements by the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 Route 81, Greenville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the animal shelter of their choice.


Tuesday, March 30, 2004

WALTER R. LANGE  
Acra resident

ACRA---Walter R. Lange Sr., 86, of Agnes Drive, Agra, died Thursday, March 25, 2004, in Purling. He was under the care of the Hospice of Columbia-Greene.

Born Aug3 31, 1917 in Kingston, he was the son of the late Louis and Margaret C. Dolan Lange.

Mr. Lange was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II serving in the South Pacific. He was a member of the Kingston American Legion Post 150. He owned and operated the Walter Lange Oil Co. in Kingston. He sold the business to KOSCO and worked until 1988. He was also involved with Rondout Woodstock Oil. He was a life member of the Kingston Powerboat Association and a parishioner of St. Joseph’s Church.

Survivors include three sons, Alan of the Town of Ulster, Walter Jr. and his wife Sharon of the Town of Ulster, and Richard and his wife Lori of Albuquerque, NM; a brother Peter Lange of Glasco; a sister, Marie Aidala and her husband Frank of Kingston; six grandchildren, Nicholas, Lauren, Melissa, Timothy, Christopher, and Benjamin Lange; two great-grandchildren, Madison and Justin Lange; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife, Theresa M. Naccarato Lange, who died July 25, 1998; two brothers, Louis J. and John A, Lange; two sisters, Margaret Langley and Rita Blakely.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, 9:15 a.m. at the Simpson-Gaus Funeral Home, 411 Albany Ave., Kingston.

A funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Kingston.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in the Columbia-Greene Hospice, 47 Liberty St, Catskill, NY 12414.


Tuesday, March 30, 2004 Wednesday, March 31, 2004

GARY E. PROPER SR.  
Bus driver

ATHENS---Gary E. Proper Sr., 63, pf 16 Brick Row, Village of Athens, died at his residence on March 28, 2004.

Gary was the son of the late Dennis and Gertrude Mae Proper.

He is a lifetime resident of the Village of Athens. He served his country in the New York National Guard in Leeds and he just retired on Feb. 27, 2004 from the Department of the Aging where he was a bus driver. He was also at one time the caretaker for the Mt. Hope Cemetery in Athens.

He loved woodworking, lawn mowing, and barbecuing.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Gethen L. (Kisselburgh) Proper of Athens; son Gary E. Proper, Jr. of Athens; daughters Dena Proper of Leeds. Beth Sickler of Hudson and U.S. Army Specialist Gertie Proper Athens; sister Sandra Sherman of Catskill; grandchildren Kevin, Ashley, Henry, Kimberly and Marley.

A memorial will take place on Sunday, April 4, 2004 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the American Legion Post TGM on 2nd Street in Athens.

There will be no calling hours.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Community Hospice, 47 Liberty Street, Catskill, NY 12414.

Arrangements by the Richards Funeral Home in Athens.


Tuesday, March 30, 2004

JEANNIE G. SUNDSTROM  
Cairo resident

CAIRO---Jeannie Garden Sundstrom, 76, died on March 27, 2004 in her home after a long illness.

She was born in Brooklyn in 1928.

In 1961, she and her family moved to Cairo, a town they knew well from camping holidays at North Lake.

Jeannie was a kind and gentle woman who is survived by many who loved her including her sons Arthur Sundstrom of Chevy Chase, MD and Robert Sundstrom of Corvallis, OR and their wives; grandchildren Scott Sundstrom of Des Moines, IA, Jeanne and Aaron Sundstrom both of Arlington, VA, Eric Sundstrom of Corvallis, OR; great-grandchildren Ella and Grace Sundstrom; sisters Grace Graham of Catskill and Valerie Garden of Cairo; brother Alexander Garden of Ft. Pierce, FL.

She was preceded in death by her husband Arthur Sundstrom.

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, March 31, 2004 for the family.

In lieu of flowers, Jeannie requested that donations be made to the Community Hospice of Columbia Greene, 47 Liberty Street, Catskill, NY 12414.

Funeral arrangements by the Richard Funeral Home in Cairo.


Wednesday, March 31, 2004

NORMA BAKER  
Arrangements incomplete

GREENVILLE---Norma Baker, 71, formerly of West Coxsackie, died March 30, 2004 at Albany Memorial Hospital in Albany.

Funeral arrangements, under the direction of the Sopris Funeral Home, Inc. of Coxsackie, are incomplete at this time.


Wednesday, March 31, 2004

IDA LESCZENSKI  
Arrangements incomplete

ATHENS---Ida Lesczenski, 87, of the Village of Athens, died suddenly on March 30, 2004 at the Columbia Memorial Hospital Emergency Room in Hudson.

She is the mother of Athens Town Justice Connie Pazin.

Funeral arrangements, under the direction of the Richards Funeral Home in Athens, will be announced.


Wednesday, March 31, 2004

JOAN M. VanNOSTRAND  
Business owner

GERMANTOWN---Joan Mary VanNostrand, 89, of Germantown, died Monday, March 29, 2004, at Columbia Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

Born March 9, 1915 in Mount Vernon, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Mary (Magnier) Browne.

Prior to her retirement Mrs. VanNostrand and her late husband Clifford VanNostrand Sr. owned and operated a Shell gasoline station and Van’s trailer park on Route 9G in Germantown for many years. She recently resided in Kingston, Athens and at the Columbia-Greene Long Term Care of Catskill. She was a member of the Church of the Resurrection of Germantown, the Jennings-Willet American Legion Auxiliary of Germantown and a charter member of the Linlithgo Fire Company Auxiliary.

Survivors include sons; Clifford VanNostrand Jr. of LeMoore, CA, Daniel VanNostrand of Rosendale, NY, and Edward VanNostrand of West Ghent, NY; a daughter, Mrs. Joan Stickles of Athens; a brother, William Browne of Yonkers; five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband Clifford who died April 8, 1982; brothers and sisters, Edward Browne, Margaret Browne, May Horan, Catherine Johnson, Sister Marie Daniel, Matthew Browne, her twin brother Daniel Browne, and Elizabeth Browne.

Calling hours are 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home, 209 Main St., Germantown.

Funeral services will be held 9:30 a.m. Thursday from the funeral home and 10 a.m. at the Church of the Resurrection of Germantown where Mrs. VanNostrand’s nephew Rev. Carl Johnson will celebrate a Mass of the Christian Burial.

Interment will follow in the Nativity Church Cemetery of Linlithgo.

Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 85 Watervliet Ave., Albany, NY 12206-2083.


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