Obituaries from the Daily Mail
March 2006

Transcribed by Colleen Maresca
Obituaries provided by Sylvia Hasenkopf


March 1, 2006  

TERESA MARIE GUILZON  
Longtime Catskill Resident

CATSKILL—Teresa Marie Guilzon, 73, a long-time Catskill resident, died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2006 at Barnwell Nursing Home in Valatie.

She was born October 1, 1932 in Athens, the daughter of the late Adam and Sophia (Postmayer) Schnur.

Mrs. Guilzon was predeceased by her husband, Daniel A. Guilzon, Sr. on March 24, 1987; a sister, Eva Hales; and five brothers, Adam Schnur, Matthew Schnur, Anthony Schnur, Frank Schnur and Joseph Schnur.

Mrs. Guilzon is survived by four sons, Daniel A. Guilzon, Jr., and his wife, Lillian, of Catskill, Douglas A. Guilzon and his wife, Barbara, of Colorado, Dean A. Guilzon and his wife, Paige, of Catskill, David Guilzon and his wife, Ina, of Athens; a daughter, Debra A. Guilzon-Brunner of Catskill; six sisters, Sophia Drinkwater of New Baltimore, Madeline Cary of Coxsackie, Gloria Yannone of Catskill, Anne Annese of Catskill, Margaret Hales of Catskill, Dorothy McGowan of Napanoch; seven grandchildren, Jason, Jessica, Nikole, Joseph, Emily, Noah, Samuel; and many cousin, nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends may call at Traver and McCurry Funeral Home, 234 Jefferson Heights, Catskill on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. The Rev. Bonaventure Bionda, OFM, will be officiating.

Interment will follow at the Catskill Rural Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Teresa’s name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 85 Watervliet Ave., Albany, NY  12206.Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.


March 1, 2006

MILDRED QUICK  
Memorial service March 4

WESTERLO---Mildred Quick, 88, of Westerlo, died Feb. 26, 2006 at the Hospice Inn at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany.

A memorial and interment service, to which relatives and friends are cordially invited, will be 1 p.m. Saturday, March 4, at the Greenville Cemetery, Greenville.

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


March 1, 2, 2006  

ANDREW TURAN  
Owned Andy’s Autobody Shop

CATSKILL---Andrew Turan, 90, of Pine Drive, in South Cairo, died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2006 at the Eden Park Health Care Center in Catskill.

He was born Feb. 17, 1916 in South Bethlehem, Pa., the son of the late Andrew and Julia (Zapko) Turan, Sr.

Formerly of New York City and Staten Island, he has been a Greene County resident since 1971.

Mr. Turan owned and operated Andy’s Autobody Shop in Staten Island and South Cairo prior to his retirement. He was predeceased by his wife, Mrs. Ida Baker Turan on July 28, 1977, and a sister, Julia Foree.

Mr. Turan is survived by his four children, Andrew Turan and wife, Bonnie, of Florida, Robert Turan and wife, Susan, of Staten Island, Janice Bentsen and husband, Allan, of Guilderland, Denise Krawczyck and husband, Thomas, of Clifton Park; eight grandchildren, Andrew Turan, Sharon Dudash, David Turan, Cherlynn Scott, Karen Greene, Allan Bentsen, Thomas Krawczyck, Kellie Bantug; and eight great-grandchildren.

Relatives and friends may call at Traver and McCurry Funeral Home, 234 Jefferson Heights, Catskill, on Friday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Reverend Victor Nelson, Pastor at the Resurrection Lutheran Church of Cairo will be officiating. Interment will follow at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Catskill.

 Memorials in Andrew’s name may be made to Community Hospice of Columbia-Greene, 47 Liberty Street, Catskill, NY  12414.


March 3, 2006  

MICHAEL F. SIRIANNI  
Army veteran

OKLAHOMA CITY---Michael F. Sirianni, 56, of Oklahoma City, died Thursday, Feb. 23, 2006, in the Veteran’s Hospital in Oklahoma City after a long illness.

Spending 22 years in the Army, he entered in 1969 and retired in 1991. He did two and a half tours in Vietnam. After retiring, he had government contracts in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Somalia.

Survivors include his wife, Sharon; a daughter, Michelle; a stepson, Brian; two granddaughters, Cheyenne and Chelbi; his mother, Marion Sirianni; a sister, Patricia; two brothers, Steven and Daniel; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his father, Franklin Sirianni.

A memorial Mass will be held 8 a.m. March 8 in Sacred Heart Church in Palenville.

Interment took place in Belton, Texas.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Oklahoma City Crematory.  


March 5, 2006  

CHERYL ANN CONNORS  
Born in Brooklyn

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.---Cheryl Ann Connors, 21, granddaughter of Ruth North, died in South Carolina.

Born Feb. 13, 1985 in Brooklyn, she was the daughter of Virginia Joy North Connors and Michael Thomas Connors. Miss Connors was loved very much by her family and her mother thanks her for 20 years of making her smile.

In addition to her mother of Myrtle Beach and her father of Garden City Beach, are her son, Monte Michael Smith of Myrtle Beach; sisters, Keri Ann Connors, Virginia Joy Connors, Brooke Royal North Connors, Heather Charlotte Connors, all of Myrtle Beach; and her grandmother, Ruth North, of New York.

Services were in South Carolina and a guestbook can be signed at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com  


March 5, 6, 7, 2006

JUDITH P. SUTTMEIER  
Sunday School teacher

CAIRO---Judith P. Suttmeier, 64, of Main Street in Cairo, was called to her heavenly home on Friday, March 3, 2006.

Born Feb. 22, 1942 in Cobelskill, Schoharie County, she was the daughter of the late Curtis and Mabel Fayer Cochrane.

Mrs. Suttmeier had resided in Cairo for 43 years and was a graduate of SUNY Albany.

She was active in the Resurrection Lutheran Church and at one time taught Sunday School and did other charitable works. She was also active in Community Hospice, Meals on Wheels and activities at the Eden Park Nursing Home.

Mrs. Suttmeier enjoyed gardening and the outdoors.

Judith was a loving wife and mother and is survived by her husband of 43 years, Raymond J. Suttmeier of Cairo; a daughter, Bonnie Suttmeier of Catskill; two sons, Brian Suttmeier of New Hampshire and Bruce Suttmeier of Oregon; a brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Donna Cochrane of Pennsylvania; and a brother-in-law and wife of Connecticut.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Richards Funeral Home, Cairo.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Resurrection Lutheran Church in Cairo with the Rev. Victor Nelson, pastor, officiating.

Interment will follow in the family plot at the Catskill Rural Cemetery.

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


March 7, 2006  

CAROL ANN DEUTSCH  
Area resident

Carol Ann Deutsch died Thursday, Jan. 12, 2006.

A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday at Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 Route 81, Greenville, NY  12083.


 March 8, 2006 

RAYMOND CAMARILLO, Sr.  
BAC Sales employee

CATSKILL---Raymond Camarillo, Sr., 60, of 6 Summit Ave., Catskill, died Monday, March 6, 2006 at home.

He was born Sept. 17, 1945 in Huntsville, Texas, the son of the late Natividad and Tommie (Delgarza) Camarillo.

Raymond served in the United States Army. He was an employee of BAC Sales of Ghent and was a former Little League Coach.

Mr. Camarillo is survived by his wife, Alice L. (Strobeck) Camarillo of Catskill; ten sons, Kelly Camarillo, Jason Camarillo, Josh Camarillo, Steven Camarillo, Rocko Camarillo, Jason DePace, Raymond Camarillo, Jr., Michael Camarillo, Christopher Camarillo, Colt Camarillo; three brothers, Reuben Camarillo, Tom Camarillo, and Natividad Camarillo, Jr.; and six grandchildren.

Calling hours will be held 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Traver & McCurry Funeral Home, 234 Jefferson Heights, Catskill.

Funeral services will be held 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. The Rev. James E. Clark, pastor of St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church of Catskill will officiate.

Interment will follow in the Veteran’s Section of the Town of Catskill Cemetery.


March 8, 2006  

VINCENT J. ESCUDERO  
Born in Brooklyn

CATSKILL---Vincent Joseph Escudero, 38, of 67 New St., Catskill, died suddenly, Monday, March 6, 2006 at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.

He was born Oct. 11, 1967 in Brooklyn, the son of Daniel J. and Florence A. (Scadin) Escudero of South Cairo.

Vincent is also survived by his fiancée, Jean Marie Benn, of Catskill; two children, Brittany Marie Escudero and Ashley Rose Escudero, both of Catskill; three brothers, Daniel J. Escudero, Jr., of Earlton, William Escudero of South Cairo, James D. Escudero of South Cairo; and a sister, Wendy S. Escudero-Gregory of South Cairo.

Private memorial services will be held at a later date, at the convenience of the family.

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


March 5, 8, 2006  

NELLIE HALL  
Longtime employee of Waterfalls Laundry

CATSKILL---Nellie Hall, 83, of 442 Main Street in Catskill, died Friday, March 4, 2006 at home, after a long illness.

She was born Oct. 3, 1922 in Warrenton, Georgia, the daughter of the late Willie and Gertrude Brooks.

Nellie was a long-time employee of Waterfalls Laundry in Catskill. She later worked for the Senior Companion Program in Catskill, until her retirement.

Nellie was a member of the First Baptist Church of Catskill. She was a past-member of the Mt. Tabor Gospel Starlites. Nellie adored her children and grandchildren, and loved to dance and sing.

She was predeceased by three children; Larry Hall, Timothy Hall and Rosalind Hall.

Mrs. Hall is survived by five sons; Beauford Hall and Kenneth Hall of Catskill, William Hall of Troy, Michael Hall of Leeds, Jimmy Hall of New Mexico; three daughters, Andrea Ivery-Bailey and Christine Hall of Catskill, Deborah Bryant of Georgia; a brother, William Brooks of Troy; a sister, Gertrude Moses of Troy; 32 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

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

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church, Grandview Ave, Catskill. The Rev. Ah Tua Teo will be officiating. Interment will follow at Catskill Rural Cemetery.


March 8, 9, 2006 

JAMES C. AUSTIN  
NYNEX employee

CATSKILL---James C. Austin, 60, former Catskill native and long-time resident, died at his home in Rotterdam.

He was born Nov. 1, 1945, in Catskill, the son of the late Walter and Isabella (Burns) Austin.

James was a graduate of Catskill High School, class of 1963. He served in the United States Air Force from `965 to 1969, and was a veteran of the Vietnam Conflict. Jim was an employee of NYNEX in Albany for 25 years prior to his retirement.

Mr. Austin is survived by two step-sons, Michael DeRose and Carl DeRose, both of Amsterdam; a sister, Joan Waldron of South Yarmouth, Mass; three grandchildren, Ashley DeRose, Kaitlin DeRose, and Alyssa DeRose, all of Amsterdam; a niece, Laurie Waldron, and a nephew, Jeffrey Waldron.

He was predeceased by his wife, Patricia A. Austin on May 6, 1991.

Relatives and friends may call at Traver & McCurry Funeral Home 234 Jefferson Heights, Catskill, on Friday, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. The Rev. Joyce Wilkerson, pastor of the Catskill United Methodist Church will be officiating.

Interment will follow in the Town of Catskill Cemetery.


March 11, 2006  

MARJORIE DUNHAM CHATTERTON  
Secretary, registered nurse

ATHENS---Marjorie Dunham Chatterton, 91, of Catskill, died Friday, March 10, 2006, at Columbia Memorial Hospital, Hudson. Marjorie had been living at Home Sweet Home on the Hudson in Catskill.

Born in Greenville, Sept. 13, 1914, Marjorie was the daughter of the late Mildred (Webber) Chatterton and Harry Dunham Chatterton.

Marjorie was a graduate of Catskill High School, class of 1932. She was a graduate of Mildred Elley Business School in Albany in 1933, and an R.N. graduate of Vassar Brothers Hospital, Poughkeepsie, in 1937. She was a draftsman at Delhanty Institute in New York City. During the War Years, she worked at Sperry Gyroscope at Lake Success. She moved back to Catskill, and remained in the area for the rest of her life. She was R.R.L. at Memorial Hospital of Greene County; she was secretary for the late Dr. E.P. McDonald of Albany. She was registered record librarian (Memorial Hospital of Greene County, 1945-1951). She was secretary for Dr. Edward P. McDonald, January 1952 until retirement in February 1978.

She loved the outdoors and had a special love for horses.

Survivors include a brother, Robert T. Chatterton of Virginia; three nieces; a nephew, and several great nieces and nephews.

Her sister, Florence C. Point, died later the same day.

Private funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Richards Funeral Home, 28 North Vernon St., Athens.  


March 11, 12, 2006

FLORENCE C. POINT  
Civil servant

ATHENS---Florence C. Point, 95, died March 1, 2006, at Eden Park Health Care Center, Catskill.

Florence was born on Feb. 10, 1911, in Greenville, and was the daughter of the late Harry D. Chatterton and Mildred (Webber) Chatterton.

She was a graduate of Mildren Elley Business School and an R.N. graduate of Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn. After returning to Catskill in 1943, she worked at Coxsackie Correctional Facility, the Motor Vehicles Bureau in Albany, and Parks and Recreation in Staatsburg.

Survivors include a daughter, Karen Antell of Massachusetts and Maine; two grandsons, Joseph Antell of Boulder, Colo., and Joshua Antell of Virginia; two nieces, a nephew, several great nieces and nephews.

Her sister, Marjorie D. Chatterton, died Friday, the same day as Florence.

Private funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Richards Funeral Home, 28 North Vernon St., Athens.

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

POINT, Florence Mae Chatterton, age 95, passed away March 10, 2006 at Eden Park Health Care Center, Catskill. She was born February 10, 1911 in Greenville, and was the daughter of the late Harry Dunham Chatterton and Mildred (Webber) Chatterton. Florence was a descendant of the earliest settlers of the town of Greenville, Catskill and Coxsackie. She graduated June 23, 1930 from Catskill High School and went on to obtain her nursing degree from Methodist Episcopal Hospital School of Nursing in Brooklyn, NY on May 2, 1938. She married Antoine Point in June of 1943 and returned to Catskill where she worked at the Catskill Memorial Hospital and the Coxsackie Correctional Institution. She later worked at the Dept. of Motor Vehicles in Albany and finally concluded her NYS employment at the Taconic State Park Commission in Staatsburg whereupon she retired in 1973. Florence is survived by a brother, Robert P. Chatterton of Goochland, VA; a daughter, Karen Antell of Kennebunk, Maine; two grandsons, Joseph Christopher of Boudler, Colo., and Josiah Dunham of Newburyport, Mass.; a great grandson, Leif William; two nieces, Ellen Mann and Dorothy Ruqus and a nephew, Robert T. Chatterton, Jr. Her sister, Marjorie D. Chatterton, passed away the same day as Florence. She enjoyed her family, her dogs and gardening. She will be missed.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of The Richards Funeral Home, 28 Vernon Street, Athens. Private cremation will take place at the Albany Rural Crematorium in Menands.  


March 12, 2006

AMOS B. BULL, Jr.  
Railway carman

ALBANY---Surrounded by his family, Amos B. Bull, Jr. (Bo) died Friday, March 10, 2006, after a long illness.

He is survived by his devoted caregiver and loving wife, Sara; his son and daughter-in-law, John and Crystal; daughter, Melissa; mother, Trula W. Bull, Knoxville, Tenn.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Martha and Elden Elmer, Knoxville, Tenn., Carol and Keith Walden, Vancouver, Wash., Letha and Tom Hopwood, Birmingham, Ala., and Inger and Fred Ponton, Knoxville, Tenn.; his precious grandchildren, Kelsey and Jackson, of Coxsackie, and Derek of Nashville, Tenn.; as well as several aunts and one uncle, and a number of nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Amos B. Bull, Sr.; son, Michael Bull; and granddaughter, Alex Adora Bull.

Amos was a mountain man, born in Gatlinburg, Tenn., who love his family, took pride in everything he did and had a strong, loving and enjoyable spirit. He moved to the Albany area after serving 9 years in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He began working with Penn Central (Conrail/CXS) in 1969. He was a carman and was widely regarded as on of the best wreckmasters in the company. He remained there until his retirement in 2002. He was also a Past Master of the Arc Lodge #48 Free & Accepted Masons and Past-Commander of the American Legion Post 166.

Calling hours will be Tuesday, March 14, from 5-9 at Brady & Sons Funeral Home in Coxsackie. Services will take place Wednesday, March 15, at 1 p.m. also at Brady & Sons.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to: Neurosciences Research Center at Albany Medical Center, 43 New Scotland Avenue, Building S, Albany, NY  12208, c/o Dr. E. Zimmerman.  


March 12, 2006  

EVELYN F. NORTHRUP  
Former Cairo resident

ALBANY---Evelyn F. Tompkins Northrup, 78, died on Saturday, March 11, 2006 at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany.

Evelyn had lived in Cairo before moving to the Good Samaritan Lutheran Health Care Center two years ago.

She was the daughter of the late Francis and Beulah Tompkins.

Evelyn is survived by her sister, Grace Waldron, of Cairo. She was predeceased by her husband, Wilbur Northrup and brothers Herbert and Clifford Tompkins.

A funeral service for Evelyn will be held 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, at the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena. Burial will take place in the spring in Chestnut Lawn Cemetery, New Baltimore.

Contributions in memory of Evelyn may be made to the Cairo Ambulance Squad, c/o Cairo Town Hall, Main St., Cairo, NY  12413.


March 15, 2006  

SUSAN C. MATEER  
Active in Calvary Assembly of God Church

HUDSON---Susan C. Mateer, 59, died on Saturday, March 11, 2006 at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.

She was born in Hudson on March 24, 1946, the daughter of the late George and Agnes (Proper) Mateer.

Susan was a lifelong resident of Stottville and was an active member of The Calvary Assembly of God Church.

Susan is survived by her uncle, Phil Mateer and his wife, Pauline, of Athens; numerous cousins; special friends, Terry and David Tunstill, and Doris Morrarty of Germantown, and Barbar Yerrick of Underhill, Vermont.

A memorial service and celebration of Susan’s life will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2006 at 1 p.m. at the Calvary Assembly of God Church in Stottville.

For those who wish, donations may be made in Susan’s memory to Special Touch Ministry, P.O. Box 25, Waupaca, Wis.  54981, or to Jacob’s Well, Calvary Assembly of God Church, P.O. Box 337, Stottville, NY  12172.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Valenti and Richards Funeral Home, 700 Town Hall Drive, Hudson, NY.


March 15, 2006  

MARY STROZZO
Employed by Commercial Mutual Insurance Company

CATSKILL---Mary Strozzo, 87, a lifelong Catskill area resident, died Saturday at Livingston Hills Nursing Home in Livingston, NY.

She was born Oct. 26, 1918 in Catskill, the daughter of the late Raymond and Mary A. (Macarelli) Strozzo.

Mary was a communicant of St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church in Catskill and a member of the Catholic Daughters of America.

She was an employee of Commercial Mutual Insurance Company for over 30 years prior to her retirement. Mary is survived by several cousins.

Relatives and friends may call at Traver and McCurry Funeral Home, 234 Jefferson Heights, Catskill on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m.

Funeral services will be held 9 a.m. Thursday from the funeral home, followed by a 9:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church.

The Reverend James E. Clark, Pastor, will be officiating.

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


March 15, 2006  

IDA MAE WOOD  
Nurse

COXSACKIE---Ida Mae Wood, 91, of 701 Cedar Court, Coxsackie, died March 13, 2006 at Columbia Memorial Hospital, Hudson.  

She was born on Nov. 16, 1914, in Cairo, and was the daughter of the late Alvin Martin and Mamie L. Thorne Parks.

Ida was a licensed practical nurse and was employed by Dr. Yarvin. She was a 63-year member of the Second Reformed Church of Coxsackie, a member of the Senior Citizens of Coxsackie, Coxsackie Area  Senior Citizens, and she was also active in the Greene County Memorial Hospital Snack Bar.

She also was originator of the Morning Glory Bowling Group.

Surviving are a son, Sherman N. Wood, III, of Athens; a brother, A. Willis Parks of Florida; two grandchildren, Sherman N. Wood, IV and Samantha M. Wood.

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend calling hours at the W.C. Brady’s Sons Inc. Funeral Home, 97 Mansion St., Coxsackie, on Thursday, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.

Funeral services will take place Friday, March 17, 2006 at the W.C. Brady’s Sons Inc. Funeral Home at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Carolyn Lewis, Pastor of the Second Reformed Church of Coxsackie officiating.

Interment will follow next to her late husband, Sherman N. Wood, Jr., who predeceased her, in the family plot of the Riverside Cemetery in Coxsackie.

Contributions in her memory may be made to the Coxsackie Rescue Squad, 119 Mansion St., Coxsackie, NY  12051 or the Second Reformed Church, 16 Washington Ave., Coxsackie, NY  12051.


March 16, 2006  

HELEN E. HOLMES  
Member of the OES

GREENVILLE---Helen E. “Muttie” Holmes, resident of South Westerlo for 38 years (formerly of Ridgewood, Queens) died peacefully at home and ascended into the welcoming arms of her nana, papa, and Savior on March 14, 2006.

She was 89, daughter of the late Frederick and Elsie (Ward) Lederle.

Muttie was a proud member of the Order of the Eastern Star and Covenant Lutheran Church in Ridgewood. She was very gracious and independent, sacrificing selflessly to raise her sons and give them a solid foundation on which to build a life. She was very proud of them.

She will be missed by her sons, Ronald and his wife, Connie, of South Westerlo, Arthur and his wife, Karin, of Forest Hills, Queens; grandchildren, Erik and his wife, Tammy, of South Westerlo, Doug and his wife, Nicole, of Staten Island, and Kristine Lodde and her husband, Jochen, of Franklin, Tenn.; and three great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Christian, and Elise Lodde, all of Franklin, Tenn.

A private family funeral service and burial was held on March 15, under the direction of the Cunningham Funeral Home, with interment in the Greenville Cemetery.  


March 18, 2006  

ROCCO J. LEOPITZI  
Former general contractor in Catskill

PALM BAY, Fla.---Rocco J. Leopitzi of Palm Bay, Fla., 94, died Wednesday, March 15 at William Chids Hospice House in Palm Bay. A memorial service is scheduled at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 19, at Palm Bay United Methodist Church, 2100 Pt. Malabar Blvd., Palm Bay.

Mr. Leopitzi retired as a General Contractor in Catskill and moved to Alexandria, Va., for six years with his wife, Gladys. They moved to Brevard County 31 years ago where they celebrated more than 37 years of marriage.

He is survived by his tow daughters, Jacqueline (husband, Ron) and Nancy; 22 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his four sons, Kenneth, Raymond, “Freddy” and Roy.

Contributions may be made to Palm Bay UMC or Hospice of Health First, Inc., 1900 Dairy Road, West Melbourne, Fla., 32904.

Arrangements were intrusted to South Brevard Funeral Home, Melbourne, Fla.  


March 18, 19, 2006  

SALVATORE NANIA  
Devoted to family and friends  

CAIRO---Salvator Nania, 73, of Acra, was called home by God on March 16, 2006 after a long illness.  

He was born Feb. 25, 1933, in Taurianova, Reggio, Calabria, Italy, where he served in the Italian Army for two years.

He came to this country in 1961 to be with his family in Brooklyn.

He was a member of Excavators Union No. 731 until 1989 when he retired and relocated to Cairo. He took great pride in the fact that he worked for over 11 years on the building of the World Trade Center project in New York City, and great sadness when it was destroyed in less than two minutes. Another very proud moment of his life was when be became a United States Citizen in 1966.

He was predeceased by his parents, Francesco and Maria (Noto) Nania; his siblings, Francesco, Jr. and Carmella (Sal) Marino. He was also predeceased by his first wife, Amelia, in 1978; his in-laws, Angelo and Elizabeth (Esposito) Bonura; and his sister-in-law, Maria (Pulcini) Nania.

Family was Sal’s entire life. He is survived by his adorning wife, Alice (Esposito) who stayed by his side the entire time of his illness. They shared a beautiful family, their daughter Audrey and son-in-law, Len, and granddaughter, Leah, whom Sal adored.

Sal had many siblings. His youngest sister, Paula (Anthony) Petulla was with him every day and loved nothing more than taking care of her brother. Sal enjoyed hunting, cooking, canning tomatoes, visiting and sharing meals with all of his brothers and sisters; Guiseppe (Maria, deceased), Pasquale (Pina), and Nancy (Michael) D’Onofrio, all of whom loved him very much. He treasured his many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews as well, and many other people he added to his family as if they wer his own, including, Christine and Michael Coyne and their children.

Sal was well known for his gardening expertise, and for his generosity with the fruits of his labor. He could often be found in his, or someone else’s garden, (including Sacred Heart’s where he was a parishoner), playing lotto, or walking on Route 23. Sal was an important part of everyone’s life that knew him, and will be missed immensely.

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend calling hours at Richards Funeral Home, 29 Bross Street, Cairo, on Saturday, March 18, 2006 from 7 to 9 p.m., and Sunday, March 19, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, March 20, 2006, at 11 a.m. at the Church of the Sacred Heart, Cairo, with the Rev. John Murphy officiating.  


March 19, 2006  

ELSIE M. PATERNOSTER 
Poughkeepsie resident

POUGHKEEPSIE---Elsie M. Paternoster, 76, of Poughkeepsie, died peacefully, March 18, 2006, at home surrounded by her family, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Elsie died with the same grace and dignity with which she lived her life.

Born April 28, 1929, Elsie was the daughter of the late Martin T. and Martha E. (Stickles) Diesing.

A lifelong resident, Elsie attended Nativity Elementary School and Wappingers Falls Central High School. After graduating, Elsie worked for the IBM Corporation for approximately 35 years before retiring in April 1990.

Elsie is survived by her daughter, Kathleen M. Lewis of Catskill; four grandchildren, Michael Lewis of Catskill, Scott Stella, Lori Stella and Daniel Stella of Poughkeepsie; two sons-in-law, James Stella of Poughkeepsie and Robert Lewis of Catskill; one brother, Bruce Diesing of Colorado; two sisters, Janice Lobiando of Newburgh and Martha Watson of Hyde Park; three sisters-in-law, Joyce Diesing Luckeroth of Colorado, Virginia Diesing of Poughkeepsie and Sandra Diesing of Poughkeepsie; as well as many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Elsie was predeceased by her son, Nicholas F. Paternoster and her daughter, Susan M. Stella. She was also predeceased by a sister, Mary K. Westcott and four brothers, Carl Diesing, Sr., Phillip Diesing, David M. Diesing and Martin T. Diesing, Jr.

Elsie’s hobbies included gardening, cooking and shopping. More than anything else, Elsie cherished spending time with her family. She will be missed by those she leaves behind.

Friends may call at the Parmele Funeral Home, 110 Fulton Avenue, Poughkeepsie, on Monday, March 20, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

A Mass of Christina Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Tuesday at the St. Martin de Porres Church, 40 Cedar Valley Road, Poughkeepsie. Interment will follow in the Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorial donations be made to either the American Cancer Society of the Dutchess County Hospice.  


March 20, 2006  

BETTY L. GEIL  
Homemaker

SOUTH CAIRO---Betty L. Geil, 93, of Route 67 in South Cairo, died Sunday, March 19, 2006, at Eden Park Health Care Center in Catskill, where she had been a resident since Oct. 15, 2003.

Born in Brooklyn, she was the daughter of the late Meinrod and Louise Schmidt Neilsen.

She had been a resident of South Cairo for the past 31 years.

Mrs. Geil was a member of the South Cairo United Methodist Church.

She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, traveling and dogs.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, MaryLou and Thomas Sullivan of Hicksville, Long Island; a sister, Viola Bayer of Elmont, Long Island; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, Jacob F. Geil in 1983.

Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Richards Funeral Home, 383 Bross St., Cairo and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Wagner Funeral Home, 125 Old Country Road, Hicksville.

Funeral services will take place Friday at the Wagner Funeral Home.

Interment will follow in the Pinelawn Memorial Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Columbia Greene Humane Society, Humane Society Road, Hudson, NY  12534.  


March 21, 2006  

A. PATRICIA HALEY  
Civil Servant

EARLTON--- A. Patricia Haley, 57, of Earlton, died suddenly Sunday, March 19, 2006, at her home.

Born Dec. 23, 1948 in Albany, she was the daughter of the late Delbert and Ruth Brown Haley.

She had formerly worked at United Stationers Supply Co. in West Coxsackie, the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance and the New York State Department of Corrections.

She enjoyed any small animal, going to garage sales and was an avid crafter.

Survivors are her longtime companion, Art Hasbrouck; a son, Jody Haley; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Joyce and Phil Homeyer, Helen and Stanley Seider, and Thelma Hildebrandt; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Jack and Caroline Haley and Bill Haley; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a sister, Lula Treadway; and two brothers, Arnold and David Haley.

Calling hours will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 Route 81, Greenville.

Funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Interment will be in the Athens Rural Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Columbia-Greene Humane Society, 125 Humane Society Road, Hudson, NY  12534.


March 21, 23, 2006  

CHARLIE IVERY, Jr.  
Brookwood employee

HUDSON--- Charles “Sweet Charlie” Ivery, Jr., 66, of 19 S. Sixth St., Hudson, died Sunday, March 19, 2006, at the Whittier Rehabilitation Center in Ghent after a long illness. 

Born Jan. 11, 1940 in Warrenton, Ga., he was the son of the late Charles, Sr., and Nora Ruff Ivery.

He attended Catskill High School.

Mr. Ivery was employed at the Brookwood Secure Center in Claverack prior to his retirement.

He was a member of the Mt. Tabor AME Zion Church in Catskill, the Men’s Chorus and an honorary member of the Trustee Board.

Charles was predeceased by his siblings, Edna Ivery, Steve Ivery, Joseph Ivery, David Ivery and James Roy Ivery.

Survivors include his wife, Rosalea Hickman Ivery of Hudson; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Master Sergeant Kevin Ivery of Fort Drum, Jefferson County, and his wife, Michelle Ivery of Hudson, Marlon John and Eva Ivery of Schenectady and Frankie A. Franklin of California; five daughters and one son-in-law, Robin Ivery of North Carolina, Nicole and Windell Wilson of North Carolina, Charlene Ivery of Kingston, Mary (Robbie) Franklin of Greenport and Charmaine Cooper of Hempstead, Long Island; one brother and sister-in-law, Linton and Wendy Ivery of Stockport; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Barbara and Jacob Walthour of Greenport, Evelyn Ivery of Hudson and Betty (Llewellyn) Johnson of Hudson; five aunts, Ossie Thomas, Vallie Ruff, Marion Evans, Patsy Cody, all of Catskill and Myrtice Ruff of Atlanta, Ga; three uncles, Ralph Ivery and Grady Thomas of Catskill and Willie Ruff of Georgia; a special cousin, Willie (Bee) Mack Jackson of Catskill; 18 grandchildren; one Goddaughter, Alexis Keith of Hudson; and three friends, Staley Keith of Hudson, Rudolph Stevenson of Hudson and Mario Nistico of Stuyvesant.

Calling hours will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Traver and McCurry Funeral Home, 234 Jefferson Heights, Catskill.

Funeral services will be held noon Saturday at the Catskill United Methodist Church, Woodland Avenue, Catskill with the Rev. Moses Carter officiating.

Interment will follow at the town of Catskill Cemetery.  


March 21, 2006  

WILLIAM HOWARD MOORE  
Worked on fishing boat

FLORIDA--- William H. “Billy” Royce Moore, died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2006, while working on a fishing boat off the coast of Florida.

Born Jan. 19, 1969 at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany, he was the son of adopted parents Bob and Betty Moore of Medusa, Albany County.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include three sisters and brothers-in-law, Collene and Mike Brennan of Schenectady, Darlene and Dennis Odgen of Florida and Tammy and Toni Isolato of the Carolinas; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and cousins.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the United Methodist Church of Christ, Main Street, Medusa.

Memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church of Christ Memorial Fund, Medusa, NY  12120, or to the Ronald McDonald House, 139 South Lake Ave., Albany, NY  12208.  

Arrangements are with the Cunningham Funeral Home, Greenville.


March 22, 23, 2006  

MADELINE C. CARY  
Lifelong Coxsackie resident

COXSACKIE--- Madeline C. (Schnur) Cary, 82, died March 21, 2006 at Albany Medical Center.

She was born Nov. 16, 1923 in College Point and was the daughter of the late Adam and Sophia (Postmayer) Schnur.

Funeral services will take place Friday, March 24, 2006 at 11 a.m. at W.C. Brady’s Sons, Inc. Funeral Home, 97 Mansion St., Coxsackie, with Pastor Paul Peters of the First Reformed Church of West Coxsackie officiating.

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

She is survived by her husband, Richard F. Cary, Sr., of Coxsackie; two sons, Richard F. Cary, Jr. of Earlton and Robert T. Cary of Clayton; five daughters, Jean Shufelt of Catskill, Marleen Gallup of Pennsylvania, Mildred McPherson of Texas, Brenda Cary of Coxsackie and Patricia Mahoney of Athens; five sisters, Anne Annese of Catskill, Sophia Drinkwater of New Baltimore, Margaret Hals of Catskill, Gloria Yannone of Catskill, Dorothy McGowan of Kerkonkson; eight grandchildren, Larry Wilson of Hilton, Timothy Wilson of Florida, John Wilson of Florida, Paul Wilson of Virginia, Thomas Gallup of Florida, Jamie Jung of Albany, Leah Jung of Arizona, Scottie McPherson of Texas; four great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by five brothers, Adam, Anthony, Matthew, Frank and Joseph Schnur; and two sisters, Eva Hales and Mary Guilson.

During her lifetime, she was a lifetime resident of Coxsackie, a member of the Coxsackie Yacht Club, a communicant of St. Mary’s Church of Coxsackie and an avid singer.

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend calling hours at the funeral home on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.

Contributions in her memory may be made to the Coxsackie Rescue Squad, 119 Mansion Street, Coxsackie, NY  12051. Envelopes may be obtained at the funeral home for your convenience.  


March 22, 2006  

RICHARD H. QUICK
Avid Outdoorsman

GREENVILLE--- Richard H. Quick, 47, of Berne, died suddenly at his home on March 18, 2006.

He was born in Catskill on May 9, 1958, the son of the late Royal and Catherine (Sisson) Quick.

He was formerly employed by Heldeberg Bluestone in East Berne. Richard was an avid outdoorsman, and loved hunting and fishing. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Westerlo.

Surviving are his wife, Mindy (Stark) Quick of Berne; three sons, Richard Quick, Jr., Brandon Quick, Nicholas Quick, and his daughter, Katie Quick, all of Berne. Also surviving are two brothers, Royal Quick and his wife, Karen, Robert Quick and his wife, Nicole of Westerlo; two sisters, Regina Schreider and her husband, Alan, of Westerlo and Rose Quick of Albany; and several nieces and nephews.

A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2006 at 1 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Westerlo, under the direction of the Cunningham Funeral Home. Friends are invited to call at the church prior to the service from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Interment will be in the Westerlo Rural Cemetery.

Those who wish may contribute in Richard’s memory to the First Baptist Church of Westerlo, Westerlo, NY  12193.  


March 23, 2006  

BERNARD S. DAOUST, Sr.  
Mechanic

RENSSELAER--- Bernard S. Daoust, Sr., 66, of Maple Hill Road, Castleton, died suddenly March 16, 2006.

He was born in Albany and lived in Rensselaer before moving to Castleton 35 years ago.

Daoust was employed as a building maintenance mechanic for the County of Rensselaer and was an Honorary Life Member of the J.N. Ring Fire Company in Rensselaer. Bernie was a member of the Carpenters Local 370 and was a very active communicant and usher, helping with many projects at Sacred Heart Church in Castleton.

Husband of the late Henrietta Williams Daoust, father of Kimberly H. Daoust Creater (Henry) of Little Falls, Bernard S. Daoust, Jr. (Nancy Bauer) of Castleton and Gregory D. Daoust  (Nikki Roberts) of Castleton; grandfather of Hilary and Shelby Creater, Bernard S. Daoust, III, Heather M. Daoust and Lucas Daoust. Son of the late Alfred G. and Deneiges Lauzon Daoust, brother of Alfred A. (Julia) Daoust of Coxsackie, Yvette A. (Donald) Cusick of Westmere, Marie A. (Guy) Ladouceur of Defreestville, Yvonne C. Scully of Rensselaer, Irene Y. (William) Daoust-Coyne of Rensselaer, Wilfred H. (Patricia) Daoust of Zamora, Calif.., Annette M. Braman of Rensselaer, Ernest (Patricia) Daoust of East Greenbush, Franklinette A. Motler of Rensselaer, Ronald A. (Jayne) Daoust of Schodack and the late Rita Bigelow, Edward, Gerard, Sr., John, Theresa, Raymond, Herbert and Roger Daoust. Also survived by 37 nieces and nephews, 55 great nieces and great nephews and seven great-great nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the W.J. Lyons, Jr. Funeral Home, 1700 Washington Ave., Rensselaer, Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m.

Funeral at the funeral home, Monday morning at 9 a.m. and at 10 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Church in Castleton where the Liturgy of Christian Death and Burial will be offered.

Interment will be in Memory’s Garden, Colonie.

Contributions may be made to Castleton Volunteer Ambulance, 1700 Brookview Road, Castleton, N.Y. 12033.


March 23, 24, 25, 2006  

FLOYD “ART” GRAHAM
Served in the Korean War

CATSKILL--- Floyd Arthur Graham, 74, of Catskill, died Wednesday, March 22, 2006 at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson, where he had been a patient since March 9.

Mr. Graham was born in Margaretville on Oct 16, 1931 to the late Chester Arthur and Albiteen Edith Chalmers Graham.

He served in the Coast Guard during the Korean War and was a member of the Cairo-Durham B.P.O.E. Lodge No. 2630 and Local 17.

He was a construction foreman until his retirement, working on many projects at Hunter Mountain and residences in Twilight Park as a partner in Graham Brothers and Son.

Friends and relatives are invited to call at the Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home at 139 Jefferson Heights in Catskill on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A prayer service will be held at 8 p.m. with Reverend John E. Clark, Pastor of St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church officiating. Private cremation will be conducted on Saturday at the Albany Rural Crematorium. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of ones choice.

Mr. Graham is survived by his children, Kathleen Lewis of Stone Ridge, Floyd A. Graham, Jr. of Texas, William Graham of High Falls, Kolleen Graham of Catskill; dear family friends, Caroline Pocorobba of Freehold; 15 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister Dorothy Graham of Westchester County; brother, Russell Graham of Catskill; and his beloved cat, Cinnamon.

He was predeceased by his sister, Rosella Petriconi.  


March 23, 24, 2006

JOHN F. McILHENNY, Jr.  
Veteran, Corrections officer

CAIRO--- John F. McIlhenny, Jr., 43, of 1045 Sunny Hill Rd., Freehold, died peacefully at his home on March (date missing) 2006.

John was born on Feb. 17, 1963, in Poughkeepsie, and is the son of John F. McIlhenny, Sr., of Stuyvesant, and the late Ruth M. McIlhenny, who predeceased him in 1998.

John has been employed as a correctional officer for the last 23 years for the Greene Correctional Facility in Coxsackie. He served his country in the United States Army as an Army engineer heavy equipment operator. He was very devoted to his children and loved all of his family dearly. His hobbies and interests included boxing, fishing, reading and writing. He was a member of the Emerald Society, and formed the Spartan Youth Boxing, Inc., which is family owned, located at his residence. He was a boxer and a trainer.

Survivors include his wife, Cynthia J. (Lampman) McIlhenny of Freehold; his children, Eric, Zachary, Matthew, Joshua and Ian McIlhenny. Also survived by his brother, Mark McIlhenny of Stuyvesant and his sister, Karen Ernst of Philadelphia, Pa. Also survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews, and friends.

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend calling hours at the Richards Funeral Home, 29 Bross St., Cairo, on Friday, March 24, 2006, from 5 to 8 p.m.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2006, at 11 a.m. at the Round Top Methodist Church, Round Top, with Rev. Retta Lykens, pastor of the Cairo and South Cairo United Methodist Churches, officiating. The day of the funeral, everyone is asked to meet at the church.

Interment will follow with full military honors in the family plot of the Round Top Cemetery, Round Top.

Following interment, everyone is invited to the South Cairo United Methodist Church for refreshments.

Contributions in his memory may be made to the Spartan Youth Boxing, Inc., 1045 Sunny Hill Rd., Freehold, N.Y.  12431. Envelopes are available at the funeral for your convenience.  


March 24, 2006  

MARY P. CANALE
Former Catskill resident

CATSKILL--- Mary P. Canale, 74, of Torrance, Calif., and formerly of Catskill, died March 5, 2006 after a long illness.

Mary was born March 16, 1931 in the Bronx. She was the daughter of the late Louis and Constance (Calabrese) DeGenova.

Mary was an apartment complex manager in Torrance prior to her retirement. She was predeceased by a brother, Anthony DeGenova.

Mrs. Canale is survived by her husband of 57 years, John Canale of Torrance; a daughter, Tina Osborn of Leeds; two sons, John Canale of Holmes and Thomas Canale of Carson, CA; a sister, Eileen Nash of Catskill; and three grandchildren, Connie, John and Daniel.

Private graveside services will be held in the Spring at the convenience of the family.  


March 24, 2006 

FRANCIS O. RICHARDSON  
Teacher in the Middle East

GREENVILLE--- Francis O. Richardson, 71, a 35-year resident of Greenville died at his home on March 20, 2006.

He was born in Rockville Center on May 2, 1934, son of the late Francis A. and Catherine M. (Osborne) Richardson.

Francis served in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1959.

He had a distinguished career, teaching in the Middle East in Saudi Arabia and Iran. He was fluent in the Farsi dialect of that region.

Retiring out of the Middle East, he substitute taught in the Greenville, Catskill and Bethlehem School systems and taught adult education classes in the evenings in the Greene County Correctional Facilities.

Francis was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Greenville Center.

Besides his parents, he is predeceased by a sister, Marcella Barnwell, 33 years ago.

Surviving are his two sisters, Delores Lach and her husband, Frank, of Spring Hill, FL and Catherine Millman and her husband, Lester, of Flagstaff, AZ; a brother, Robert Richardson and his wife, Cynthia, of O(ld Chatham; and several nieces and nephews.

As to Francis’ wishes, he was cremated at the Albany Rural Cemetery. There will be no services. Arrangements were under the direction of the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 Route 81, Greenville.  


March 24, 2006

ALDEN SIMMONS  
Construction consultant

KINGSTON---Alden Simmons, 62, a longtime resident of Nelson Hoff Road in Catskill, died at home Wednesday, March 22, 2006, after a long bout with cancer.

Born Nov. 30, 1943, in Kingston, he was the son of the late Clarence and Margie Wolven Simmons.

Al worked for many years as a construction consultant. He was an avid bow hunter and fly fisherman. He was a member of Trout Unlimited and Fly Fishermen of America. He was also a licensed New York State Guide.

Al touched the lives of many with his trusty fly rod from his winter home in Boca Raton, Florida, fishing for bass, to the streams of New York chasing the big trout, “Walter”.

Survivors include his partner, Diane Beck; daughter, Terry Lynn Gaunt of Kingston; his son, Jeffrey Alden Simmons of Kingston; son-in-law, Charles Gaunt of Kingston; twin sister, Joan Marie Simmons of Highland; grandchildren, Torean Charles, Sean Michael and Jeremy Marcus Gaunt, Haley and Tyler Alden Simmons; several nieces and nephews; his former wife, Kathleen Tyler Simmons; and his grand-dogs, Johnson, Dale, Bear, Coco, Baxter, Otis, Bailey, Gringo and Nina.

He was predeceased by a sister, Ruth McMillan of Sacramento, CA.

Friends will be received at the Henry J. Bruck Funeral Home, 261 Broadway in Kingston, on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at which time, we will celebrate Al’s life. Please bring a story.  


March 25, 2006 

HARRY B. DUDLEY  
Paving contractor

GREENVILLE--- Harry B. Dudley, 66, of Freehold died suddenly on March 23, 2006 at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.

He was born in Albany on June 10, 1939, son of the late Lester and Mae (Hager) Dudley.

Harry was a paving contractor and proprietor of a used car sales business. He also owned Harry B. Dudley Construction in Freehold.

He formerly worked for Simpson Paving.

Harry was an avid NASCAR fan, and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He was predeceased by his wife, Marion (Otten) Dudley and two brothers, Frank and Charles Dudley.

Surviving are his seven children, David Dudley, Michael Dudley and his wife Julia, Laura McDonald and her husband Martin, Harry Dudley, Jr., Michelle Deyo and her husband Michael, Matthew Dudley and his wife Rachel, and Amanda Dudley; eight grandchildren, Michael and Mariah Deyo, Daisy Mae and Preston Dudley, Kaylee, Courtney, Camille and Sydney McDonald; three brothers, Lester, Robert and Kenneth Dudley; sister, Grace Ann Hare; several nieces and nephews; and many dear friends.

Funeral services will be Monday, March 27, 2006 at 10:30 a.m. at the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 Route 81, Greenville.  

A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Church in Greenville.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment will be in the Greenville Cemetery.

Those who wish may contribute in Harry’s memory to the Michael J. Quill Irish Cultural and Sports Centre in East Durham.  


March 25, 2006 

LEO WHITMAN  
Court Stenographer

CATSKILL--- Leo Whitman, 81, of Niskayuna, died peacefully at home, surrounded by his family, on Wednesday, March 22, 2006, after a long illness.

He was born Jan. 3, 1925 in Catskill, son of the late Morris Wisotsky and Dora Braunstein Whitman.

During World War II, Mr. Whitman served in the U.S. Merchant Marines.

Mr. Whitman’s professional life began when he was 18. His love of the steam engine brought him to the railroads where, despite his slight heft and doctor’s warnings, he spent 10 years working for the D & H Railroad. But a life on the rails was not to be.

As the nation’s steam engines were shifting to diesel, Mr. Whitman shifted his own gears to office work. Thanks to high scores on an occupational aptitude exam, and the skilled fingers of a pianist, Mr. Whitman demonstrated he was qualified to serve as a court stenographer. And this he did for the Fourth Judicial District of the New York State Supreme Court until his retirement in 1980.

Mr. Whitman’s professional life did not stop there, however. He envisioned a travel program for the American citizenry, mulit-modal, that would allow people to travel the sea, and air, at their pleasure and on special ships. This was no pipe dream. He engaged the services of esteemed ship builders and lawyers. His proposals went all the way to the U.S. House of Representatives. In the end, a combination of circumstances prevented ultimate fruition, but Lion Lines was a good idea and Mr. Whitman wasn’t the only one who knew it.

“My brother showed an early propensity for economics and he always loved to travel, so it made perfect sense that he would be looking for economic ways to help people see the world, “ explained his sister.

Mr. Whitman was also a great dog lover. For approximately 12 years, he and his wife bred and showed champion Newfoundland dogs; traveling the country in an RV with a family of four huge, black dogs. In  1970, Mr. Whitman was one of the co-founders of the Northland Newfoundland Club, a regional branch of the Newfoundland Club of America, that is still in existence.

“My uncle was a life force that goes way beyond what words can express. He was a man of great appetites. He loved music, he loved good food, he loved the sea, he loved animals, he loved people, he was incredibly loyal to his friends and family,” commented his niece. “Those of us lucky enough to know him and be loved by him also know what we have lost. I’m not sure he had any idea how much he meant to people. But, he was huge.”

In addition to the Newfoundland Club, Mr. Whitman was a member of the Bridgeline Historical Society, Temple Israel in Catskill and the Gershon Breakfast Club (you know who you are).

Mr. Whitman is survived by his wife of 54 years, Robin A. Norris Whitman of Niskayuna; a daughter, Donna Whitman of Montana; a son, Marc Wortsman of Merrick; a sister, Adassa Whitman Fishman of New York City; four grandchildren, Matthew Levinson of Colorado, Kendall Levinson of New York City, Alana Wortsman of Merrick, Jeremy Wortsman of Australia; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Mr. Whitman was predeceased by his brothers, Arthur Whitman and Maurice Whitman.

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

Graveside services will be held 12 noon Monday at Temple Israel Cemetery, North Jefferson Avenue, Catskill. Rabbi Daniel Fried will be officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to a charity of your choice. A period of mourning will be observed Monday evening at the Whitman residence.

“See you at the crossing…Good Lord willing and the creek don’t rise. And now, my story is done.”  


March 26, 2006  

HOWARD ALBRIGHT  
Entrepreneur

COXSACKIE--- Howard Ralph Albright, 71, of Alum Bank was called home on March 23, 2006.

He was born on April 12, 1934 in Coxsackie, son of Ralph Le Jeune Albright and Laura Rosalie (Cary). Beloved husband of Joan (Foy) and father to son John Howard Albright married to Angela (Ziviello); daughter Tresa Laura, married to Michael Allen McVicker; son Cary Joseph; sons Christopher James Albright, Samuel Alexander Albright, Ralph Peter Albright, Daniel Timothy Albright, Theodore William Albright, Gregory Albright,  Traci Kaylor, David Albright and Jennifer Albright. Survived by sister, Doris Marie, wife of Glenn M. Barber, Coxsackie and grandchildren; Thomas John Albright, Laura Elisabeth Albright, Samuel James Albright, Quentin Luke Brambley, Jack Kaylor, Mick Kaylor, Sierra Albright, Christian Albright. He was preceded in death by infant sister, Janet Le Jeune Albright, father Ralph Le Jeune Albright, mother Laura Rosalie (Cary) and infant daughter, Emily Joan.

Howard began many entrepreneurial ventures including Albright Wood Products, Albright Health Complex and Albright Galleries. He is loved and will be sadly missed by his loving family and host of friends. Private services will be held on March 27 for immediate family and close friends. Condolences may be sent to the family at 1540 Scalp Ave., Johnstown, PA  12904.


March 26, 2006  

CLIFFORD F. ARMSTRONG  
Farmer, veteran

RAVENA--- Clifford F. Armstrong, 86, of New Baltimore, died Thursday, March 23, 2006, at Albany Medical Center after a brief illness.

Cliff was born in Athens on Jan. 12, 1920 to the late Joseph and Helena Armstrong.

He was raised and worked on the family farm in West Coxsackie for most of his life. He joined the Army Air Corp in 1942 and was a fighter pilot (ACE) in World War II. Stationed in England, he was a member of the 353rd Fighter Group in the 352nd Squadron. He was promoted to captain shortly before leaving active military in 1946. He continued serving his country in the Air National Guard until 1958 where he attained the rank of major. Cliff was a 60 year member of the New Baltimore American Legion Post 1614 and a 60 year member of the Cornell Hook and Ladder.

He is survived by his daughters, Karla Armstrong of New Baltimore and Elaine (Ernest) Amabile of Albany;  his grandchildren, Rachel, Nicholas, and Alison; and his sisters, Eleanor Moon of West Coxsackie and Madelyn Backlund of Florida. He is also survived by his dear friend, Margaret Furness of Rome, and several nieces and nephews.

Cliff was predeceased by his wife of 50 years, Billie Jones Armstrong and his brother, Lester.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Monday, March 27, at the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena.

Burial will follow in Chestnut Lawn Cemetery, New Baltimore.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 3 to 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Grace United Methodist Church, 16 Hillcrest Drive, Ravena, NY 12143 would be appreciated.


March 26, 2006

ARTHUR HAGUE  
Educator, administrator

HUNTER--- Arthur Hague, 93, died in his sleep on Friday, March 24, 2006.

Born Feb. 12, 1913, in Manhattan, he was the son of the late Gibson and Jessie Campbell Hague.

Mr. Hague was employed by the Hunter-Tannersville Central School District from September 1935 until his retirement in June 1973.

He graduated from Congers High School in 1931 and Colgate University in 1935. He received his Master’s Degree from the State University of New York at Albany in 1941. Mr. Hague was a member of Mt. Tabor Lodge, F & AM; Mountain Star Oasis, OES; Rip Van Winkle Lions Club; Mountain Top Golden-Agers; Mountain Top Historical Society; and the Kaaterskill United Methodist Church. From 1978 to 1979, he served as the Supervisor of the Town of Hunter.

Survivors include his daughters, Elizabeth of Haines Falls and Judith of Woodstock, and one son, Arthur Gibson of Milan. He has three grandsons, Jason, Phillip and Michael, and two great-granddaughters, Harlie and Lilianah.

He was predeceased by his wife of 57 years, Dessa Mae Hilton Hague, and brothers, Gibson, Raymond and Malcolm.

Friends and relatives may call at the Aston-Basagic Funeral Home, 7742 Main St., Hunter. Calling hours will be 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, March 26. Masonic and Eastern Star services will be conducted at 8 p.m. that evening.

The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 27, at the Kaaterskill United Methodist Church in Tannersville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to any of the following: Kaaterskill United Methodist Church, (PO Box 225, Tannersville, NY  12485), Tannersville Rescue Squad (PO Box 562, Tannersville, NY  12485) or the Shriner’s Hospital-Children (51 Blossom St., Boston, MA  02114).  


March 24, 26, 2006  

EARL M. NICHOLSON, Sr.  
Salesman, fisher

CATSKILL---Earl M. Nicholson, Sr., 45, of Earlton, died Wednesday, March 22, 2006, at Albany Medical Center.

Born in Albany on Nov. 4, 1960, he was the son of Earl Nicholson and Patricia (Trippodo) La Chance.

He was a parts salesman for Goldstein Subaru in Albany. Mr. Nicholson enjoyed fishing and was an avid bowler at Sunset Lanes in Colonie and Green Island.

He was married Dec. 29, 2003 in Coxsackie to Karen Kay Linders who survives at home. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Earl Nicholson, Jr., and Melissa Nicholson, both of Albany; and his step daughter Charlotte Blair of Earlton. He was the brother of Tina Allen of Selkirk, Valerie Eggleston of Glenmont, Ann Nicholson of Schenectady, Rikki Michel of Colonie, nephews, cousins and four step grandchildren and his stepmother, Natalie Nicholson.

Calling hours are Monday, 5 to 8 p.m. at Traver and McCurry Funeral Homes at 234 Jefferson Heights, Catskill.

A prayer service will be conducted at 8 p.m.

A committal service will be Tuesday, 11 a.m. at the Chapel of Albany Rural Crematory, Menands. Those attending are asked to meet at the Chapel on Tuesday.


March 27, 28, 2006

LOUIS MARCHIONY  
Businessman/Active volunteer

WINDHAM--- Louis Marchiony, 85, of Windham, died Sunday, March 26, 2006, in Hudson.

Born Dec. 13, 1920, he was the first of six of Marie Marone and Louis S. Marchiony.

He was a graduate of Xavier High School in New York City and of Holy Cross College in Worcester, Mass.

After serving in the Army in World War II, Mr. Marchiony worked in the ice cream manufacturing business originated by his father in the early 1900’s. Upon his father’s death in 1951, he and his brother, Bud, assumed ownership of the family business until 1990.

When they retired, Mr. Marchiony and his wife of 44 years, Betty Scroggin, moved to Hensonville to live full time in what was their vacation home for 40 years. His wife predeceased him.

He had been active in the community as a volunteer in the Meals on Wheels program. He spent four days a week reading to the children in the WAJ Elementary School, who referred to him as “Grandpa Lou”. He was also an active communicant of St. Theresa’s Parish in Windham, where he was most recently a lecturer.

Survivors include a son, Louis E., Jr.; a daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Chris; a sister, Kay; a brother, Joe; and three grandchildren, Frankie, Anthony and Joey.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Decker Funeral Home, Main Street, Windham.

Mass of the Resurrection will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Theresa’s Church, Windham, with the Rev. James Shiffer as celebrant.

Private cremation will follow at the Albany Crematory.


March 28, 2006  

FRANK CIMINO  
Self-employed truck driver

OAK HILL---Frank Cimino, 62, of Oak Hill, died Friday, March 24, 2006, at his home.

Born May 25, 1943 in Scranton, Pa., he was the son of the late Carl and Mary Cimino.

Mr. Cimino was a self-employed truck driver, hauling automobiles for Allied Systems for 17 years.

He was a member of the Teamsters for 32 years.

Survivors include his fiancé, Jennifer Gough of Oak Hill; his children, Mary Jane Cimino, Peter Cimino, and Roseanne Cimino; a stepdaughter, Abigail McCormick; his twin brother, Peter Cimino; four sisters, Maryann Lynch, Rose Mariani, Carol Ferro and Geraldine Martelli; two grandchildren, Peter L. Cimino and Jacquline Cimino; several nieces and nephews; and many dear friends.

A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Sunday at the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 Route 81, Greenville, NY  12083.

As to his wishes, he was cremated at the Albany Rural Cemetery.


March 28, 29, 2006

NORMAN M. DIXON  
WWII Veteran/baseball umpire

COXSACKIE---Norman M. Dixon, Sr., 81, a lifetime resident of Coxsackie, died Saturday, March 25, 2006, at his residence in Bethany Village after a long illness.

Born June 26, 1924 in Greenville, he was the son of the late Enos and Emma Francis Dickson.

Mr. Dixon served with the United States Army during World War II.

In his younger years, he was employed by the Knaust Mushroom Company and the American Valve Company.

Mr. Dixon was the first commissioner of the Pop Warner Football League, he umpired many baseball games and took part in many football games.

Mr. Dixon was a member of the Bethel A.M.E. Church of Coxsackie, a member of the Catskill VFW #770, a member of the Masons and was an avid dancer.

Survivors include his former wife of 27 years, Frances Dixon, of Catskill; four sons, Norman, Jr., of Catskill, William of Albany, James of Catskill, and Minister Frank Dixon of Albany; three daughters, Evelyn Burgess, Barbara Coleman, and Diane Emerson, all of Hudson; a brother, Arthur E. Dixon of California; a sister, Shirley Carr of Catskill; 12 grandchildren; and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be 10 a.m. Friday at the First Reformed Church of West Coxsackie.

Funeral Services will follow at 11 a.m. Friday at the church, with the Rev. Frank Dixon, a member of the Union Baptist Church of Albany, officiating.

Interment will follow in the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, 200 Duell Road, Schuylerville.  


March 28, 2006  

ROSALIE FUHRMAN  
Former area resident

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.--- Rosalie Fuhrman, of Tamarac Mainlands, formerly of Ravena and Coxsackie, died Saturday, March 18, 2006, at the Florida Medical Center.

Born in 1928 in Union City, N.J., she was the daughter of Evelyn and Albert Blattermann and was raised in Hudson County, N.J. by her mother and stepfather, Max Mathes.

In 1948, she married John E. Fuhrman, her husband of 55 years.

Mrs. Fuhrman began her career as a hotel executive housekeeper at the Sheraton Downtown Albany. For many years, she and her husband were the proprietors of the Ravena Inn and, later, Martinis Motel, while raising their five children.

In 1977, they moved to Broward County, Fla., where she was the executive housekeeper in the now-named Windham Grand Bay Coconut Grove Hotel, among others.

They were both active in Russell Lodge of the Free and Accepted Masons and the Order of the Eastern Star.

Mrs. Fuhrman and her husband retired in the early 1990’s.

Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Hillary of Great Neck, Long Island, Wayne and Abbie of Hannacroix and John M. and Jill of Delmar, Albany County; two daughters and one son-in-law, Deborah and Donald Daoust of Coxsackie and Terri Engebretsen of Santa Fe, N.M.; a brother, Alexander Mathes, Sr., of Las Vegas, NV; three half-brothers and a half-sister, Albert Blattermann, Francis Blattermann, Mary Bracken and Joseph Blattermann, all of Baltimore, Md.;12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband in 2003.

A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. April 22 at the United Church of Christ, 177 Main St., Ravena. Call Wayne Fuhrmann at 518-731-8939 for more information.

Memorial contributions may be made to Camp Medusa, c/o Robert Henion, III, 13 Snowden Ave., Delmar, NY  12054.


March 28, 2006  

DONALD J. REVETTE  
Asst. director of transportation

GREENVILLE--- Donald J. Revette, 58, of Greenville, died Friday, March 24, 2006, at home.

Born Dec. 23, 1947 in Albany, he was the son of the late Donald A. and Jean H. Lindsay Revette.

He was the assistant director of transportation for the Center for the Disabled in Albany.

Survivors include his wife, Louella Breitenback Revette of Greenville; a daughter and son-in-law, Nadine and Robert Benning of Preston Hollow, Albany County; two brothers; and one sister.

As to his wishes, he was cremated at the Albany Rural Cemetery.

Graveside services and interment will be at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mohawk-Hudson River Humane Society, Oakdale Avenue, Albany, NY.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 Route 81, Greenville, NY  12083.  


March 28, 29, 2006

MICHAEL J. CATTI  
Veteran of Korean War

CATSKILL--- Michael J. Catti, 69, of 73 Birch St., Cairo, died Monday, March 27, 2006, at home after a long illness.

He was born Sept. 8, 1936 in the Bronx, the son of Mary (Giamo) Catti of Florida, and the late Charles Catti.

Michael served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was an employee of Troy Carpet prior to his retirement.

Mr. Catti is also survived by two sisters, Antoinette F. LaRosa of Florida and Ann Marie Sheeler, of Florida, and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Graveside funeral services will be held noon Wednesday, at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Cemetery, North Jefferson Avenue, Catskill. The Rev. James J. Clark will be officiating. Funeral services are under the direction of Traver & McCurry Funeral Home, Catskill.  


March 30, 31, 2006  

JOHN BOYLE, Sr.  
Explosives expert

GREENVILLE--- John Boyle, Sr., 81, a longtime resident of West Durham and Durham, more recently the St. Lawrence area, died March 27, 2006, in Hammond.

He was born in Burlington, NJ on Aug. 28, 1924, son of the late Wesley R. and Emily (Steiner) Boyle.

He served his country in the United States Army during WWII.

He was an explosives expert, working for many companies in the Hudson Valley and Northern New York regions for over 30 years. He was also a logger and expert tree cutter. He was an avid hunter. He will be remembered by his family as a loving father and grandfather. John’s faithful and beloved dog, Schnowser, predeceased him; may they once again be together on the other side.

John is survived by his wife of 57 years, Ortrud (Trudy) Boyle of Durham and originally from Idar-Oberstein, Germany; his son, John and his wife, Dawn, of Durham; his daughter, JoAnn Hassan and her husband, Khalid of Illinois; his daughter, Jackalyn Boyle of Durham; nine grandchildren, Joseph, Loren, Michael, Valerie, Amanda, Ali, Jina, Penny Ann, Rebecca Lyn; one great-grandson, Lucas, and one on the way; and his cat, Stormy.

A funeral service will be on Saturday, April 1, 2006 at 1:30 p.m. at the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 Route 81, Greenville. There are no calling hours. Interment will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery.  


March 28, 30, 31, 2006  

JOHN DONALD KNAUER  
Vietnam Veteran

COXSACKIE---John Donald Knauer, 58, died on March 26, 2006, at the Laurel Lake Rehabilitation and Nursing Home in Lee, Mass.

He was born Nov. 16, 1947, in Brooklyn, and was the son of the late Arthur Jack and Lillian (Beucher) Knauer.

Private cremation took place at the Albany Rural Crematorium in Menands, on  March 28, 2006.

Interment of his remains will take place on April 14, 2006 at 11 a.m., with full military honors, at the New Prospect Cemetery, in Pine Bush, with the Rev. Robert Hewitt of the Pine Bush United Methodist Church officiating.

John served his country in the United States Army from 1965, where he completed Basic Training. He was assigned to supply and transportation and served one year in Vietnam, Cameron Bay. He received an Honorable Discharge on April 29, 1968, after three years of service to his country.

John was awarded the National Defense Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Vietnam Service Medal.

He is survived by two brothers, George W. Knauer of Coxsackie and Arthur Jack Knauer, Jr., of Florida, NY; and two sisters, Kathleen David of Noonan, GA and Rosemary Allen of Stroudsburg, PA.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Robert M. Knauer, Sr.

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

Contributions in his memory may be made to the Huntington Society, c/o the Laurel Lake Rehabilitation and Nursing Home, 620 Laurel Street, Lee, Mass. 01238.  


 March 31, 2006

IRENE S. REICHELDERFER  
Sunday school teacher

RAVENA--- Irene S. Reichelderfer, 97, of West Coxsackie, formerly of Allentown, Pa., died on Tuesday, March 28, 2006, at Crouse Community Center in Morrisville.

She was born in Wescosville, Pa., on Nov. 30, 1908 and was the daughter of the late Carrie M. (Wenner) and Victor Snyder and grew up in Trexlertown, Pa.

She and her late husband, Horace T. Reichelderfer lived in Allentown, Pa. and were both active members of Trinity U.C. Church. Irene sang in the choir and taught Sunday school for many years. In 1979, they moved to Coxsackie and were members of the Second Reformed Church where Irene sang in the choir and also with the Steuben Glee Club.

Survivors include a daughter, Ruth Reinhard, of Cazenovia; grandsons, Donald and his wife, Elaine Reinhard, of West Coxsackie; David Reinhard of Greenville; and granddaughter, Kathleen and her husband, Michael Henn, of Cazenovia; several grandchildren; one great grandson, a niece and a nephew.

She was predeceased by two sisters; Grace, wife of Elmer Muthard, and Naomi, wife of Russell Bechtel.

Calling hours will be 2 p.m. Sunday, April 2, 2006 at Traver & McCurry Funeral Home, Inc., 234 Jefferson Heights, Catskill.

Services will follow at 3 p.m. at the funeral home.

Interment will be Monday, 1 p.m., April 3, 2006, at St. Paul’s Cemetery, Trexlertown, Pa.

The family suggests memorial donations in Irene’s name be made to the Second Reformed Church, Washington Avenue, Coxsackie, NY.


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