Obituaries from the Daily Mail
May 2001

Transcribed by Barbara De Oliveira
Obituaries provided by Sylvia Hasenkopf


May 1, 2001 

JOHN MUNSON BENTLEY
Owned Sandanonah Farm

CATSKILL – John Munson Bentley, 88, of Wildwing Park, died Sunday, April 29, 2001 at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson. 

Born Sept. 8, 1912 in Windham, he was the son of the late Ellis and Nellie (Munson) Bentley.

Mr. Bentley owned and operated Sandanonah Farm in Windham.  He was the school clerk for Windham-Ashland-Jewett Central Schools and was also an employee for Alex Varga, CPA in Catskill prior to his retirement.

He attended the First Reformed Church in Catskill.

Survivors include two sons, John E. Bentley of St. Joseph, Mich. And Raymond M. Bentley Sr. of Claverack; a sister, Lois Katovitch of Union Springs; six grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Bentley was predeceased by two wives, Inez Roosa Bentley in 1958 and Anna Evelene Bentley on April 13, 2001; and two sisters, Elizabeth Bentley Darrin and Marjorie Kent. 

Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Traver & McCurry Funeral Home, 234 Jefferson Heights, Catskill.

Funeral services will be held 12 noon, Wednesday, May 2, at the funeral home.  Rev. David Overton, Pastor at Mitchell Hollow Mission Church and Community Hospice Champlain will officiate.

Interment will be at Windham Village Cemetery in Windham.


May 2, 2001  

BRUNO DOBIES Sr.
Owner Rose Motel in Durham

DURHAM – Bruno Dobies Sr., 90 of Durham, died Monday, April 30, 2001 at Eden Park Nursing Home in Catskill.

Born March 20, 1911 in Queens, N.Y., he was the son of the late Anthony and Veronica Dobies.

Mr. Dobies served in the U.S. Army during World War II with the Pioneer 729 and was credited  with five major campaigns.

Prior to entering the military, he was the manager of a retail store.

In 1958 Bruno and his wife Rose were resort owners, owning and operating the Rose Motel in Durham.

He was also a member of the Durham Valley American Legion Post #1416, the Oak Hill-Durham Vol. Fire Co. and was a past member of the Pyramid Lodge #490 F & AM.

Survivors include his son Bruno Dobies Jr. and his wife Mary, a granddaughter, Jennifer Dobies, a grandson, Joseph Dobies, all of Durham; and a sister, Natalie Skudura of Ariz.

Mr. Dobies was predeceased by his wife Rose Dobies in 1996.

Calling hours will be 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 state Route 81, Greenville.

Funeral services will be 12:15 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, with a 1 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Knock Shrine in East Durham.

Interment will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Oak Hill-Durham Vol. Fire Co.


May 2, 2001

ROBERT WILLIAMS
Former Radio and Television personality

TANNERSVILLE – Robert Williams, 81, of Bedford Hills, and Tannersville, died Friday, April 20, 2001 at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.

Born July 16, 1919 in Charlotte, N.C., he was raised by the Edwin Gould family in Margaretville.

Mr. Williams was a radio and television announcer in the 1950’s and 60’s and has an illustrious career in the entertainment industry.

He was the creator of Double or Nothing, he was the master of ceremonies for Treasure Hunt on CBS with Jan Murray; the master of ceremonies for the Eddie Cantor Show.  He was once the spokesman for the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. in the early 1950’s and 60’s.  He was also the creator of the Right Guard “Two Kinds of People” advertisement. 

He loved vacationing in the Catskill Mountains, especially in the Timberline Ranch.

Survivors include two sons, Thomas F. Williams; and Donald E. Williams; both of Los Angeles, Calif.; as well as two grandchildren.

Cremation was conducted at the Wiltwyck Rural Crematory, in Kingston.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Aston and Basagic Funeral Home, Main Street, Hunter. 

Memorial donations may be made to the Tannersville Rescue Squad.


May 3, 2001

ROBERT V. DELANOY Sr.
Arrangements incomplete

CATSKILL – Robert V. Delanoy Sr. 48, of Las Vegas, Nev., died suddenly Wednesday, May 2, 2001, in Las Vegas.

Funeral services under the direction of Traver & McCurry Funeral Home, 234 Jefferson Heights, Catskill, are incomplete.                  


May 3, 2001

GEORGE J. YANNONE
Arrangements incomplete

CATSKILL – George J. Yannone, 81, of 149 Jefferson Height, Catskill, died Wednesday, May 2, 2001, at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.

Funeral services under the direction of Traver & McCurry Funeral Home, 234 Jefferson Heights, Catskill, are incomplete.


May 4, 2001

GEORGE J. YANNONE
WWII combat medic

CATSKILL - George J. Yannone, 81 of Jefferson Heights, Catskill, died Wednesday, May 2, 2001, at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.

Mr. Yannone was born June 10th, 1919 in Catskill, the son of the late Alex Yannone and Julia (DiSimone) Yannone.

He served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of World War II.  He was stationed in the Pacific Theater as a combat medic and was awarded numerous medals.  He received his Licensed Practical Nurse degree in 1948.

Mr. Yannone was a life member of the Sullivan-Teator VFW Post 770 and Honey ford Memorial Post 110 – American Legion.  He was a member of the Catskill Senior Fellowship.

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

Mr. Yannone was predeceased by three brothers, Alex Yannone Jr., Frank Yannone, and Anthony Yannone; and two sisters, Adeline Sheets and Antoinette Peters.

He is survived by two sisters, Laura Halpin, of Albany, and Jean Philips of Catskill; a brother, Julian Yannone, of Catskill; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Traver & McCurry Funeral Home, 234 Jefferson Heights, Catskill.  Funeral services will be 9 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.  Rev. John J. Murphy, Pastor of St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church in Catskill, will officiate.  Interment will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Catskill.


May 4, 2001

ELLEN G. HELICUS
Hunter resident

HUNTER – Ellen G. Helicus, 81, of Hunter, died Dec. 25, 2000.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted 12 noon, Saturday May 5 at St. Francis DeSales Church in Elka Park.  Rev. Anthony Motta will be officiating.

Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Aston Basagic Funeral Home, Main St., Hunter.


May 5, 2001

ROBERT V. DELANOY Sr.
Former Resident

LAS VEGAS – Robert V. Delanoy Sr., 48, of Las Vegas, died suddenly Wednesday May 2, 2001, in Las Vegas.

Born May 15, 1952, in Catskill, he was the son of Elizabeth Kreitner Delanoy and the late Robert L. Delanoy.

Mr. Delanoy attended St. Patrick’s Academy and was a graduate of St. Patrick’s High School, Class of 1970.

Formerly of Catskill, he had been a Las Vegas resident for the past 20 years.  He was an employee at Oasis Apartments in Las Vegas at the time of his death.

In addition to his mother, survivors include a son, Robert V. Delanoy Jr. of Las Vegas; four sisters, Cathy Delanoy of Catskill, Darlene Kubler of South Cairo, Valerie Bunce of Scottsdale Air Force Base, Ill., and Tammi McGrath of South Cairo; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Traver & McCurry Funeral Home, 234 Jefferson Heights, Catskill.  The Rev. John J. Murphy, pastor of St. Patrick’s Church will officiate.

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


May 5, 2001

GERTRUDE IVA WORMUTH
Nurse’s aide

ATHENS – Funeral Services were Friday for Gertrude Iva Wormuth, 98, of Athens, who died March 13, 2001 at Columbia-Greene Long Term Care facility in Catskill, after a long illness.

Born April 2, 1902, in Bernewood, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Tunis Misner and Cordelia Scord Misner.

She was a self-employed nurse’s aide in the health care profession and a long-time member of the Federated Church of Athens.

Survivors include two sons, Raymond Wormuth and Edward Wormuth, both of Athens, five grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, cousin and dear friends.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Ralph R. Wormuth in 1963, and her son, Alvin.

Funeral services were conducted at the Federated Church of Athens, with the Rev. Lynn Sullivan, pastor, officiating.

Interment followed in the family plot of the Old Athens Rural Cemetery, next to her late husband.


May 7, 2001

JOYCE CHIESA
Taxation and Finance secretary

COXSACKIE – Joyce Eileen Chiesa, 58, of Coxsackie, died Sunday morning, May 6, 2001, at the Community Hospice at St. Peter’s Hospital.

Born Sept. 5, 1942, in Catskill, she was the daughter of Leonard L. Zimmer and Gertrude T. (Ward) Zimmer.

A lifelong area resident, Mrs. Chiesa was a graduate of Coxsackie-Athens Central High School, Class of 1960.  She was a secretary at the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance in the audit department.

She was a member of the First Reformed Church, the Women’s Guild and the Gold Wing Riders Association, Chapter I.

She was married on Aug. 7, 1983, at the First Reformed Church of West Coxsackie to Paul Chiesa, who survives at home.

Besides her husband, survivors include five sons, Norman L. Mueller of Climax, Warren E. Mueller of Coxsackie, Paul R. Chiesa of Leeds, Michael J. Chiesa of Coxsackie and Kenneth A. Chiesa of Salem; a brother, Warren Zimmer of Coxsackie; seven grandchildren, Amie and Jenna Wilson and Paul M., Andrew, Nicholas, Jamie and Amanda Chiesa; and a nephew, Leonard Zimmer.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Tuesday at the Sopris Funeral Home Inc., Route 9W, West Coxsackie.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at the First Reformed Church of West Coxsackie.

Interment will follow at the Riverside Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1450 Western Ave, Albany, N.Y., 12203 or Community Hospice, 315 South Manning Blvd., Albany, N.Y. 11208.


May 7, 2001

MARTHA MATTICE
Former Cairo-Durham art teacher

CAIRO – Martha Newcomb Rogers Mattice, 83, died Saturday, May 5, 2001, at her home on Warren Stein Road.

Born Sept. 4, 1917, in Erith, Kent, United Kingdom, her parents, both American citizens, were Charles E. Rogers and Marie Louise Newcomb Rogers of Broome County, N.Y.

Mrs. Mattice was a graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, and the State Teachers College at New Paltz.

For many years she was an art teacher for the Cairo-Durham Central School District.  She was active in the Greene County Council of the Arts and was an artist and designer throughout her life.

Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Paul Mattice; a daughter Pamela Thompson of Minnesota; a son, Michael Mattice of California and three Granddaughters, Laura Whitney, Catherine Michael and Alexandra Rogers.

There will be no memorial services.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Greene County Council on the Arts Inc., 344 Main St., Catskill, N.Y. 12414.

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


May 7, 2001

MAUREEN C. PATTERSON
Employee of the State DMV

COEYMANS – Maureen (Mo) C. Patterson, 59, died Saturday, May 5, 2001 at the Hospice at St. Peter’s Hospital.

She was born in Catskill and had lived in Coeymans for the last 30 years.

She worked at the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles in Albany.

Survivors include six children, Michael Palmer of Ravena, Brian Palmer of Georgia, Steven Palmer of Ravena, Suzanne Ingraham of Florida, Sherri Freitas of Coeymans and Benjamin Freitas  of Selkirk; a brother, Patrick Patterson of Leeds; a sister, Delores Goodwin of Florida; and five grandchildren.

She was predeceased by a son Kevin D. Palmer.

All services were private at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice of Albany, 315 South Manning Blvd., Albany, N.Y. 12208.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena.


May 8, 2001

BRUCE BLAKESLEE Sr.
Retired for state DOT

GREENVILLE – Bruce Blakeslee Sr., 76, of Norton Hill, formerly of Freehold, died suddenly at his home on May 4, 2001.

Mr. Blakeslee was born in Windham on Feb. 21, 1925, son of the late Clarence Blakeslee and Anna (Powers) Blakeslee.

He was retired from the New York State Department of Transportation, having worked out of the Coxsackie branch.

Mr. Blakeslee was a former member of the Freehold Volunteer Fire Company, was a long-time member of the Rip Van Winkle Bowling League and was an avid Bingo player. 

Survivors include his wife, Joan (Rockenstire) Blakeslee of Freehold; three daughters, Bonnie Quackenbush of Freehold, Judy Moran of Greenville and Cindy Mead of Louisburg, KY; two sons, Bruce Blakelee Jr. of  Freehold and Brian Blakeslee of East Durham; 12 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Patricia Teller of Norton Hill and Doris Hempstead of Freehold; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services and interment will be Thursday 1 p.m. at the Freehold Cemetery in Freehold.  There will be no calling hours.

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


 May 8, 2001

 DORA CLICKMAN
Lifelong homemaker

GREENVILLE – Dora Clickman, 86, of Westerlo, died Saturday, May 5, 2001, at the home of her daughter in Soddy Daisy, Tenn.

Born June 3, 1914, in Westerlo, she was the daughter of the late Leroy Fancher and Edna (Goodfellow) Fancher.

She was a lifelong homemaker and helped her late husband Fred run the family farm.

Survivors include a son, Walter Clickman of Westerlo; two daughters, Mary Conde of Westerlo and Virginia Johnson of Soddy Daisy, Tenn.; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mabel Coffey of Slingerlands.

Mrs. Clickman was predeceased by her husband on April 4, 2001.

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

Calling hours will be 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home prior to the services.

Interment for Mrs. Clickman and her husband Fred will follow in the Rensselaerville Cemetery.


May 8, 2001

LEWIS W. CROOKS
Retired from Westinghouse

IRON STATION – Lewis W. Crooks, 81, of Rickard Lane, Iron Station, died Sunday, May 6, 2001, at Cardinal Care of Lincolnton. 

Mr. Crooks was born June 19, 1919, in Bristol Center to the late William Burt Crooks and Gertrude Brandow Crooks.

He was retired from Westinghouse and was a member of St. Dorothy’s Catholic Church, a longtime member of Bath Country Club and a past exalted ruler of the Elks Club of Bath.

He was predeceased by a brother, Robert Crooks.

Survivors include his wife, Delores Crooks; two daughters, Betty Blood of Geneva and Nancy Richard of Iron Station; two sons, James Crooks and William “Billy” Crooks, both of Tampa, Fla.; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 500 East Morehead Street, Suite 211, Charlotte, N.C. 28202.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Warlick Funeral Home, 125 Dave Warlick Drive, Lincolnton, N.C.


May 8, 2001

MARGARET M. DICKOPF
Former Windham librarian

WINDHAM – Margaret M. Dickopf, 88, of Guilderland and formerly of Windham, died Saturday, May 5, 2001, at Albany Medical Center.

Born Nov. 19, 1912, in Windham, she was the daughter of the late Claude C. Malbury and the late Daisy (Osborn) Mulbury.

Mrs. Dickopf was a librarian for the Windham Public Library for more than 40 years and was a graduate of the Windham-Ashland-Jewett Central School District.

She was also a member of Mountain Oasis Chapter of the Eastern Star Lodge No. 237.

Survivors include a brother, Dr. Edwin Mulbury of Windham; two sons, Frederick Dickopf of Guilderland and Craig Dickopf of Haverill, Mass.; a daughter Marsha Sherman of Portsmouth, N.H.; and six grandchildren.

Mrs. Dickopf was predeceased by her husband, Frederick Dickopf, who died on Sept. 12, 1992.

Calling hours will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Decker Funeral Home, 134 Main St., Windham.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with Bishop Kevin Schlinder of the Church of Latter-Day Saints officiating.

Interment will follow at the Windham Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Latham Ward.


May 8, 2001

CHARLES M. LENNON
Retired from Grand Union

CATSKILL – Charles M. Lennon, 61, a retired meat department manager for Grand Union, died Sunday, May 6, 2001, at 1342 Rudolph Weir Jr. Road in Earlton after a short illness.

Mr. Lennon lived in Earlton for seven years and was previously from Leeds.  He was born May 20, 1939, in Catskill, son of Harry Lennon and Louise (Steele) Lennon.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1960, attaining the rank of SP5  (E-5) (T).  He was a 10-year member of Leeds Hose Co. No. 1, and was a past vice-president and president from 1983 to 1984.  He was an eight-year member of Catskill Elks Lodge No. 1341.  He enjoyed hunting and camping, especially in the Adirondacks at Lewey Lake.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret M. Lennon; three daughters, Kelly Ann Marafioti of Earlton, Eileen Mary Castle of South Cairo and Colleen Mary VerPlanck of Natick, Mass.; four sons, Kevin Charles Lennon of Palenville.  Timothy Patrick Lennon and Thomas Patrick Lennon, both of Earlton, and Lawrence Joseph Lennon of Covington, Ga.; two sisters, Mary Bedard and Marilyn (Kohler) Nash of Watervliet; 16 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his father Harry Lennon; his mother, Louise (Steele) Lennon; and a  brother, Donald Lennon.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home, 139 Jefferson Heights, Catskill.  Members of the Elks Lodge will conduct fraternal services at 7 p.m. and member of Leeds Hose Co. will hold services at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Patrick’s Church.  Pastor John J. Murphy will officiate.  Interment will follow at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Catskill.


May 8, 2001
 
EVELYN MOORE
Interment services

CORNWALLVILLE – Interment services for Evelyn Moore, who died on March 21, 2001, to which relatives and friends are invited will be Thursday, May 17, at the Cornwallville Cemetery.  Interment arrangements were under the direction of the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 Route 81, Greenville.


May 8, 2001

CHARLES MOON
Worked for New York Telephone

GREENVILLE – Charles “Bud” Moon, 77, of Preston Hollow, died at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson on May 5, 2001.

He was born in Queens on Nov. 21, 1923, son of the late Fred Moon and Ethel (Bosten) Moon.

He was educated in the Brooklyn, Queens school system.

Mr. Moon was a U.S. Army veteran serving in World War II in the Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe with the 372nd Engineer General Service Regiment.

When he returned home after the war he worked for Con Edison and then for the New York Telephone Co., retiring after 32 years of service.

He was a member of American Legion Post No. 0248 in Middleburgh, the Telephone Pioneers, and the AARP.

Survivors include two sisters, May Anderson of New Jersey and Ethel Moon of Chicago, a brother, Edward Moon of North Merrick, his nieces and nephews Joanne, Fran, Ellie, Linda, Jane, Frank, Scott, Barry and Edward; and several grandnieces and grandnephews. 

Friends may call at the Towers Funeral Home, 2681 Long Beach Road, Oceanside, N.Y., on Thursday evening.

Interment will be at Calverton National Cemetery in Calverton, N.Y. on Friday.

Local arrangements are under the direction of the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 Route 81, Greenville.


May 8, 2001

VIRGINIA M. YOUNG
American Thermostat worker

MIDDLEBURGH – Virginia M. Young, 71, of Cliffside Apartments, died Monday, May 7, 2001, at Bassett Hospital in Cobleskill, Schoharie County.

Born Feb. 1, 1930, in Burlington, VT, she was the daughter of Eugene Champagne and Elizabeth Gifford Champagne.

From 1991 until 2000 she was the owner of Valley Video Store in Middleburgh.  Previous to that she had been a quality control inspector at the American Thermostat Co. in South Cairo for 15 years.

She married Raymond A. Young Sr. on Dec. 26, 1961.

She was a former member of the Livingstonville Community Church and the Town of Broome Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary.

Survivors include two sons, Raymond A. Young Jr. of South Cairo and James A. Young of Middleburgh; two sisters, Ethel Shepard of Plattsburgh and Patricia Figart of Plattsburgh,; a brother, Eugene Champagne of McLean, VA, and five grandchildren.

Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, at the Palmer & Shaylor Funeral Home, 63 River St., Middleburgh.

Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.  Pastor Carol Coltrain of the Livingstonville Community  Church will officiate.

Interment will be at the Livingstonville Cemetery in Livingstonville.

Memorial contributions may be made to Middleburgh Emergency Volunteer Ambulance Corp., P.O. Box 817, Middleburgh, N.Y. 12122.


May 8, 2001

THURSTON VAUGHN
Spring interment

GREENVILLE – Spring interment with military honors to which relatives and friends are invited for Thurston “Toot” Vaughn, who died on March 15, 2001, will be 11 a.m. Friday, May 11, at the Greenville Cemetery.  Interment arrangements were under the direction of the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 Route 81, Greenville.                               


May 8, 2001

BLAKESLEE, BRUCE, Sr., 76 of Norton Hill, formerly of Freehold, passed away suddenly at his home on May 4, 2001.  Bruce was born in Windham on Feb. 21, 1925, son of the late Clarence Blakeslee and Anna (Powers) Blakeslee.  He was retired from the New York State Department of Transportation having worked out of the Coxsackie branch.  Bruce was a former member of the Freehold Volunteer Fire Company, was a long-time member of the Rip Van Winkle Bowling League and was an avid Bingo player.  Survivors include his wife, Joan (Rockenstire) Blakeslee of Freehold; three daughters, Bonnie Quackenbush and her husband Robert of Freehold, Judy Moran and her husband William of Greenville and Cindy Mead and her husband William of Louisburg, KY; two sons, Bruce Blakeslee Jr. of Freehold and Brian Blakeslee and his wife Christina of East Durham; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Patricia Teller of Norton Hill and Doris Hempstead of Freehold; and several nieces and nephews.  Graveside services and interment will be Thursday 1 p.m., at the Freehold Cemetery in Freehold.  There will be no calling hours.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 Route 81, Greenville.


May 9, 2001 

CHARLES M. LENNON
Retired from Grand Union

CATSKILL – Charles M. Lennon, 61, a retired meat department manager for Grand Union, died Sunday, May 6, 2001, at 1342 Rudolph Weir Jr. Road in Earlton after a short illness.

Mr. Lennon lived in Earlton for seven years and was previously from Leeds.  He was born May 20, 1939, in Catskill, son of Harry Lennon and Louise (Steele) Galligan.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1960, attaining the rank of SP5 (E-5)(T).  He was a 10-year member of Leeds Hose Co. No. 1, and was a past vice-president, and president from 1983 to 1984.  He was a 21-year member of Catskill Elks Lodge No. 1341 and a 29-year lifetime member of the Elks.  He enjoyed hunting and camping, especially in the Adirondacks at Lewey Lake.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret M. Lennon; three daughters, Kelly Ann Marafioti of Earlton, Eileen Mary Castle of South Cairo and Colleen Mary VerPlanck of Natick, Mass.; four sons, Kevin Charles Lennon of Palenville, Timothy Patrick Lennon and Thomas Patrick Lennon, both of Earlton, and Lawrence Joseph Lennon of Covington, Ga.; two sisters, Mary Bedard and Marilyn (Kohler) Nash of Watervliet; 16 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his father, Harry Lennon; his mother, Louise (Steele) Lennon, and a brother, Donald Lennon.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.  Wednesday at the Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home, 139 Jefferson Heights, Catskill.  Members of the Elks Lodge will conduct fraternal services at 7 p.m. and members of Leeds Hose Co. will hold services at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Patrick’s Church, Pastor John J. Murphy will officiate.  Interment will follow at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Catskill.


May 9, 2001 

PAUL SCHNEIDER
CHS graduate, Class of 1966

WALWORTH – Paul Delbert Schneider, 53, formerly of Catskill, died Sunday, May 6, 2001.

Survivors include his wife, Ellen Marie Dietterick; a daughter, Alena Renate Schneider of Utica; a son, Beau Alexander Schneider of home; a sister, Mary Anne Schneider of Ann Arbor, Mich.; and two nephews, Adam and Drew Dietterick.

Mr. Schneider was the president of Catskill High School Class of 1966.  He was a beloved husband father and friend.

A memorial service will be offered 3 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at the Penfield Baptist Church, 1862 Penfield Road, Penfield.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Serenity House, 1278 Brace Road, Victor, N.Y. 14564.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Nultan Funeral Home.


May 9, 2001

LUELLA M. YOUNG
Homemaker

Luella M. Young, 90 died May 7, 2001, at her residence in Tannersville.

She was born on Oct. 16, 1910 to Charles and Kattie Ditz Morse in Tannersville.

She was a homemaker and was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth Young, on Sept. 28, 1973.

Survivors include many nieces and nephews, among them Kathryn Powell and Alfie Jensen of Tannersville.

A graveside service will be held Wednesday, May 9, at 10 a.m. at the Tannersville Evergreen Cemetery.  Officiating will be the Rev. Gregory Ferriss.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Aston-Basagic Funeral Home, Main Street, Hunter.

Memorial donations may be made to the Tannersville Rescue Squad.


Death Notice
May 9, 2001

LENNON

Charles M. Lennon, 61, a retired meat department manager for Grand Union, where he worked for years, died Sunday, May 6, 2001 at Earlton, New York after a short illness.  Mr. Lennon lived in Earlton, New York for seven years and was previously from Leeds, N.Y.  He is survived by his wife Margaret M. Lennon, Kelly Ann Marafioti, RN, A.S. (Daughter), Joseph Marafioti (Son-in-law) of Earlton, NY, Kevin Charles Lennon (Son), Jennifer (Rouse) Lennon (Daughter-on-law) of Palenville, NY,, Timothy Patrick Lennon (Son) of Earlton, NY, Eileen Mary Castle, RN, BSN (Daughter) James Castle (Son-in-law) of South Cairo, NY, Lawrence Joseph Lennon (Son) Sharon (Polahar) Lennon (Daughter-in-law) of Covington, GA, Thomas Patrick Lennon (Son) Cynthia (Conrad) Keyser (Fiancée) of Earlton, NY, Colleen Mary VerPlanck, LPN (Daughter) David VerPlanck (Son-in-law) of Natick, MA, Mary Bedard (Sister) Marilyn (Kohler) Nash (Sister) of Watervliet, NY as well as sixteen grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his father, Harry Lennon, and his mother, Louise Steele Lennon, Galligan Donald Lennon (Brother), and stepfather, Lawrence Galligan.  He was born May 20, 1939 in Catskill, New York the son of Harry and Louise (Steele) Lennon.  A 10-year member of Leeds Hose “Co. No. 1 serving as past Vice-President and President from 1983-1984.  He loved hunting and camping especially in the Adirondacks at Lewey Lake.  Twenty-nine year member of Catskill Elks Lodge No. 1341.  He served in the Army during 1957-1960 having attained the rank of kSP5 (E-5)(T).  Enlisted on Jan. 9, 1957 at Albany, N.Y.  Discharged on Jan. 8, 1960 at Ft. Belvoir, Va.  Visitation will be at Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  The members of the Elks will conduct fraternal services at 7 p.m. and the members of the Leeds Hose company at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday evening.  Memorial donations may be made to Stratton VA Medical Center Oncology Unit in care of the family with envelopes available at the funeral home.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, May 10, 2001 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Patrick’s Church.  Rev. John J. Murphy, pastor, will be officiating.  Interment will follow in the St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Catskill.


May 11, 2001 

WILBUR B. VanSCHAACK
Former Coxsackie justice

GREENVILLE – Wilbur B. VanSchaack, 95, formerly of Coxsackie, died April 22, 2001, at his Bradenton, Fla. Home.

He was born in Coxsackie and came to Florida in 1969.  He was a former justice in Coxsackie, a member of the Rotary Club and he owned the Wishy Washy Laundromat and an insurance office.  He was also an agent for Strout Realty.

While in Florida he invented the Ruvan Lane Guide and owned a motel in Palmetto, Fla.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth VanSchaack; a daughter, Bessie E. Schilling of Lake Mary, Fla.; three stepchildren, five grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

Graveside services will be conducted at a later date at Chestnut Lawn Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Cunningham Funeral Home of Greenville.

A time and date will be published in this newspaper for those who wish to attend the services.


May 12, 2001 

MARGUERITE H. MARTINO
Owned beauty shop

CATSKILL – Marguerite H. Martino, 89, a longtime Catskill area resident, died Thursday, May 10, 2001 at the Thompson House in Rhinebeck.

Born Jan. 29, 1912, in Catskill, she was the daughter of the late James and Philomena Cicchetti Yannone.

Mrs. Martino owned and operated Margie’s Beauty Shop in Catskill prior to her retirement.

She was a communicant at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church in Catskill, and a past-volunteer at the Greene County Memorial Hospital.

Survivors include two daughters Carol McCarthy of Florida and Joanne Filoia of Pleasant Valley; three sons, Anthony Martino of Florida, Thomas Martino, of Franktown, Col. and James Martino of Montgomery; a sister, Virginia Zelasko of Palenville; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Martino was predeceased by six brothers, Franzi Yannone, Carl Yannone, Albert Yannone, Thomas Yannone, Joseph Yannone and Anthony Yannone; and four sisters, Elizabeth Morelli, Anna Holmes, Emma Guristante and Ida Adornetto. 

Calling will be 9 to 10:30 a.m. Monday at Traver & McCurry Funeral Home, 234 Jefferson Heights, Catskill, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, in Catskill.  The Rev. John H. Murphy, pastor, will officiate.

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


May 12, 2001

JOSEPHINE M. NEWMAN 

RENSSELEARVILLE – Interment services for Josephine M. Newman who died Feb. 28, 2001, will be conducted 1 p.m. Monday at the Rensselaerville Cemetery at 1 p.m.

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


May 12, 2001

EVELYN MOORE 

CORNWALLVILLE – Interment services for Evelyn Moore, who died on March 21, 2001, will be 10 a.m. Thursday at the Cornwallville Cemetery.

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


May 14, 2001

WALTER GREENE
Former truck driver

COXSACKIE – Walter “Bo” Greene, 74, of Route 9W, Greene Road, Coxsackie, died suddenly May 12, 2001, in the emergency room of Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.

Born Aug. 29, 1926, in Coeymans, he was the son of the late Bertha Zimmer.

He was a lifetime area resident and was a professional truck driver for the Knauss, Roberts and Oneida companies.

He was avid lawn mower operator.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Rose Marie (Kniffen) Greene; a son Walter W. (Skip) Greene of Coxsackie; a daughter, Christine M. Ward of Coxsackie; a brother William J. Greene of Coxsackie; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the W.C. Brady’s sons Inc. Funeral Home, 97 Mansion St. Coxsackie.

Memorial services will take place 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.  Pastor Peggy Fabrizio of the First United Methodist Church of Coxsackie will officiate.

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


May 14, 2001

RICHARD ROSENTRETER
Born in Poland

CAIRO – Richard Rosentreter, 69, formerly of Route 67, Gayhead, died Tuesday, May 8, 2001, at Hope Hospice in Fort Myers, Fla.

Born Feb. 3, 1932, in Poland, he was the son of the late Stefan Rosentreter and Sofie Rosentreter. 

He served in the U.S. Army from 1956 to 1958.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia Rosentreter of Lehigh Acres, Fla.; five children, Johanna Kaul of Morrisville, Richard Rosentreter of Central Islip, Dianne Linz of Central Islip, Kimberly Harm of Gayhead and Kellie Snyder of Cairo; two sisters, Stephanie Babij of Valatie and Wanda Youngman and several nephews.

Mr. Rosentreter was predeceased by a brother, Theodor Rosentreter of Queens.

A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Saturday at the Richards Funeral Home, 383 Bross St., Cairo.  The Rev. Victor Nelson of the Resurrection Church of Cairo will officiate.

Interment will take place in the family plot to the Town of Catskill Cemetery.


May 14, 2001

GLADYS A. SEYLER
Avid golfer

COXSACKIE – Gladys A. Seyler, 91, formerly of 200 Riverside Ave., Coxsackie, died Saturday, May 12, 2001, at the Eddy Four Nursing Home in Cohoes.

Born July 2, 1909, in the Bronx, she was the daughter of the late James Spencer and Anna (Kemme) Spencer.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Coxsackie, a past member of the Felix Rebekah Lodge No. 59 of West Coxsackie and a member of the OES Kaksakee Chapter No. 873.

She was an avid gardener, bowler and golfer.  For 20 years she spent time between Florida and Coxsackie. At age 86 she was still golfing and in her early years she golfed with many area groups.

Survivors include a son, William H. Seyler of Delmar; a daughter, Lois A. Cameron of Coxsackie; four grandchildren, Peter Cameron, Lianne Fenn, Cathleen Seyler and Douglas Seyler, and three great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Seyler was predeceased by her husband, William, who died in 1982.

There will be no calling hours.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Coxsackie, 121 Mansion St., Coxsackie, N.Y. 12051.


May 14, 2001

BART VITOLO
Elevator mechanic

COXSACKIE – Bart Vitolo, 43, of Kings Road, Coxsackie, died suddenly Friday, May 11. 2001, in the emergency room at Albany Medical Center after suffering a heart attack.

Born March 16, 1958, in Brooklyn, he was the son of Rachel Delequilla of New York City and the late Louis Vitolo.

Mr. Vitolo was employed as a elevator mechanic for the Millar Elevator Co. of Albany.

He also enjoyed fishing and playing baseball with his sons.

Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife, Karen L. (Hoefer) Vitolo, three children, Nicole, Jacalyn, and Matthew, all of Coxsackie; two brothers, Tullio Delequilla and Lance Vitolo; a sister Athena Lynam; and several aunts, uncles and nieces, all of New York City.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the W.C. Brady’s Sons Inc. funeral Home, 97 Mansion St., Coxsackie.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Mansion St., Coxsackie, with Pastor John L. Moyna as the celebrant.

Private cremation will follow at the Wiltwyck Crematory in Kingston.


May 15, 2001

VERNON E. COE
Carpenter

Vernon E. Coe, 72, of Ashland, died Saturday, May 12, 2001, at the Albany Veterans Hospital.

Born in Hamden, he was the son of the late Perry Coe and Julia (Rosa) Coe.

Mr. Coe served in the armed forces from 1947 to 1950.  He was a carpenter by trade and retired 20 years ago.  He was a member of the James F. Carty DSC Post No. 1545 of Windham and the Disabled American Veterans.

Survivors include his wife, June (Decker) Coe of Ashland; two sons, Gary Coe of Windham and Gene Coe of Trenton, Ohio; two daughters, Judy Wind of Trenton, Ohio and Julie Chase of Latham; two sisters, Helen Hastings of Walton and Julia Alberti of Windham; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by a son, Vernon E. Coe Jr., who died in 1985.

Cremation took place May 14, 2001.  Memorial services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the Ashland United Methodist Church, Main Street, Ashland with the Rev. Irene Pough officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Ashland Rescue Squad, Ashland.  Arrangements are by the Decker Funeral Home, 134 Main St., Windham.


May 15, 2001

WALTER GREENE
Former truck driver

COXSACKIE – Walter “Bo” Greene, 74, of Route 9W, Greene Road, Coxsackie, died suddenly May 12, 2001, in the emergency room of Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.

Born Aug. 29,, 1926, in Coeymans, he was the son of the late Bertha Zimmer.

He was a lifetime area resident and was a professional truck driver for the Knauss, Roberts and Oneida companies.

He was avid lawn mower operator.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Rose Marie (Kniffen) Greene; a son, Walter W. (Skip) Greene of Coxsackie; a daughter, Christine M. Ward of Coxsackie; a brother, William J. Greene of Coxsackie; a sister, Harriet Greene of Coxsackie; three grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

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

Memorial services will take place 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.  Pastor Peggy Fabrizio of the First United Methodist Church of Coxsackie will officiate.

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


May 16, 2001

EDMUND F. SCHUMACHER
Special Education teacher

CATSKILL – Edmund F. Schumacher, 47, of Penfield, died suddenly Monday, May 14, 2001, at his residence.

Born Nov. 8, 1953, in Norwich, he was the son of the late William E. Schumacher and Betty (Cope) Schumacher.

Mr. Schumacher was a graduate of St. Patrick’s Central Catholic High School, Hudson Valley Community College and SUNY Brockport.

He was a special education teacher at Josh Lofton Alternative High School in the Rochester City High School District.

Survivors include his former wife Edith Lavin of Rochester; two daughters, Raychel Schumacher and Alexandria Schumacher, both of Rochester; four brothers, James W. Schumacher of Preston, Idaho, Charles E. Schumacher of Grapevine, Texas, Michael P. Schumacher of Catskill and Andrew J. Schumacher of Burnt Hills; four sisters, Patricia Tuczynski of Catskill, Mary Jane Ames of Hudson, Joan Abrahamsen of Catskill, and Judith Enck of Catskill, and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be 9 a.m. Friday from the funeral home, followed by a 9:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, Bridge Street, Catskill, Pastor John J. Murphy will officiate.

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


May 16, 2001

ANTONIO AHMED VEGA y NOBA
Relatives in Catskill

CORDOBA, Spain – Antonio Ahmed Vega y Noba, 65, died in Cordoba, Spain on Thursday, May 10, 2001. 

He was born in Carolina, Puerto Rico on March 17, 1936, son of Antonio Vega y Bonella and Natalia Noba y Noboa de Catano.

He is survived by his former wife, Kathleen Balthazar Pimentel of Catskill; four daughters, Elisa Vega of Chatham and formerly of Catskill; Teresa of Manhattan, Maria Jason of Massachusetts and Joanna Vega Mercader of Spain; a son, Michael of Massachusetts; and a stepson Marcus Gregio of Catskill.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held in the chapel of the Funeraria Tanatorio de Cordoba.  Following cremation, a Mass was also held at San Patricia’s Church, before his ashes were sprinkled over the Mediterranean at Malaga, Spain.


May 16, 2001

FRIEDA J. WARDE
Former Haines Falls resident

HAINES FALLS – Graveside Committal Services for Frieda J. Warde, who died in Orange, N.H., Dec. 26, 2000, at the age of 94, will be conducted 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, 2001, at the Haines Falls Cemetery.

The Rev. Greg Ferris will officiate.

Mrs. Warde was a former resident of Haines Falls and was the widow of Paul Warde, who died in 1988.

The Ricker Funeral Home of Lebanon, N.H., is in charge of the arrangements.


May 17, 2001

ERNEST SMITH
Mechanic at Blue Circle Cement

COXSACKIE – Ernest Harding Smith, 56, of West Coxsackie, died Wednesday, May 16, 2001, at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany after a long illness.

Born Nov. 16, 1944, in Catskill, he was the son of Emilie (Ringwald) Smith of Coxsackie and the late Ernest Clark Smith.

A lifelong resident, Mr. Smith was a graduate of Coxsackie-Athens Central High School, Class of 1963, and served in the U.S. Navy from 1963 to 1967.

He was a mechanic at Blue Circle Cement Co. in Ravena for 25 years.  He was a member of the VFW, the American Legion and the Coxsackie Sportsmen’s Club.

Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Barbara (Harrison) Smith; three daughters, Marjorie Smith of West Coxsackie, Andrea Smith of Norfolk, Va., and Karen Smith of Missoula, Mont.; a sister Linda Bohan of Chevy Chase, Md., and several cousins.

Mr. Smith was predeceased by a son, James Harrison Smith,

The memorial service will be 7 p.m. Sunday, May 20, at the First Reformed Church of Coxsackie.  The Rev. Allen Conover will officiate.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Four McAuley Nursing Education Fund, c/o Josie Rapisrada RN 4 McAuley, St. Peter’s Hospital, South Manning Blvd., Albany, N.Y. 12208, or Youth Programs of the First Reformed Church of Coxsackie, Mansion St., Coxsackie.

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


May 18, 2001

CLYDE A. JONES
Former owner of Catskill Agway

CATSKILL – Clyde A. “Bud” Jones, 82, died Wednesday, May 16, 2001, at the Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.

Born Nov. 17, 1918 in Oneida, he was the son of Ethel Mortice Jones and Anson R. Jones.

A long-time resident of Catskill, Mr. Jones owned and operated A.R. Jones and Sons, now Agway, a 95 West Bridge St., a business he began with his father in 1946.

Active in the community, Mr. Jones served as president of the  Catskill Board of Education, Greene County BOICES, Greene County Cooperative Extension Service and the Capital District Feed and Fertilizer Dealers. 

He was a director of the Commercial Mutual Insurance Co.  Catskill Rural Cemetery and a member and former deacon of the First Reformed Church of Catskill.

He was a member of the Rip Van Winkle Club, the Elks Club and charter member of the Catskill Lions Club.

A veteran of World War II, Jones was in the 635th Field Artillery in the European Theater of Operations and was awarded the French Croix de Guerre for outstanding service.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Carol Becker Jones; two sons, Jeffrey Jones of Catskill and Gregory Jones of Albany; a daughter, Cynthia Daley of Averill Park; a sister, Carlene Starr of Catskill, nine grandchildren, Justin Jones, Courtney Jones, Jason Jones, Adam Jones, Daniel Jones, Parker Daley, Alton Daley, Holy Daley and Kerrie Daley; and a niece Pamela Starr of Catskill.

A memorial service will be conducted 11 a.m. Saturday at the First Reformed Church of Catskill, Pastor John Bowen will officiate.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Reformed Church of Catskill or the charity of one’s choice.


May 19, 2001

ERNEST SMITH
Mechanic at Blue Circle Cement

COXSACKIE – Ernest Harding Smith, 56, of West Coxsackie, died Wednesday, May 16, 2001, at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany after a long illness.

Born Nov. 16, 1944, in Catskill, he was the son of Emilie (Ringwald) Smith of Coxsackie and the late Ernest Clark Smith.

A lifelong resident, Mr. Smith was a graduate of Coxsackie Athens Central High School, Class of 1963, and served  in the U. S. Navy from 1963 to 1967.

He was a mechanic at Blue Circle Cement Co. in Ravena for 25 years.  He was a member of the VFW, the American Legion and the Coxsackie Sportsmen’s Club.

Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Barbara Harrison Smith; three daughters, Marjorie Smith of West Coxsackie, Andrea Smith of Norfolk, Va., and Karen Smith of Missoula, Mont., a sister, Linda Bohan of Chevy Chase, Md., and several cousins.

Mr. Smith was predeceased by a son, James Harrison Smith.

The memorial service will be 7 p.m. Sunday at the First Reformed Church of Coxsackie.  The Rev. Allen Conover will officiate.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Four McAuley Nursing Education Fund, c/o Josie Rapisrada, RN 4 McAuley St. Peter’s Hospital, South Manning Blvd., Albany, 12208, or Youth Programs of the First Reformed Church of Coxsackie, Mansion St., Coxsackie.

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


May 21, 2001

SIEGFRIED K. HARTMANN
Former pastry chef

CAIRO – Siegfried K. Hartmann, 84, of South Street, Windham, died Saturday, May 19, 2001, at Columbia Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.

Born July 21, 1916, in Germany, he was the son of the late Ott-Karl Hartmann and Klara (Jurgens) Hartmann.

Mr. Hartmann was a pastry chef and served his apprenticeship in Germany prior to coming to the United States.

He was the founder of the famous Hartmann’s Kaffeehaus in Round Top, operating it since 1958 and retiring in 1980.

Mr. Hartmann was a pastor member of the Resurrection Lutheran Church and loved gardening, nature and travel.  He had a deep interest in the stock market.

He migrated from Seabrook, Md. to Greene County in 1958.

Survivors include a son, Karl O. Hartmann of Sherborn, Mass.; a brother, Horst D. Hartmann of Seabrook, Md., and a niece, Sabine B. Hartmann of Loyal, Wis.

Memorial services will be announced at a later time.

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


May 21, 2001

VIOLET WATERMAN
Enjoyed church and family

WINDHAM – Violet Waterman, 80, of Ashland, died Sunday, May 20, 2001, at her residence.

Born March 22, 1921, in Ashland, she was the daughter of the late James Cleveland and the late Lena (Brink) Cleveland.

Mrs. Waterman was a homemaker who enjoyed church and family.

She was a charter member of the Grand Gorge Pilgrim Holiness Church and served faithfully in many offices and programs of the church.

Survivors include four sons, Norman Waterman of Windham, Carlton Waterman of Wade, N.C., Randell Waterman of Ashland and Bradley Waterman of Fox Hill, three daughters, Patricia Decker of Ashland, Wilma Cook of Preston Hollow and Marlene Wright of Roxbury; 20 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren; and several great-great grandchildren.

Mrs. Waterman was predeceased by her husband, Manley Waterman, who died on Dec. 22, 1992; two sisters, Edith Newcomb and Myrtle Riegert; and two brothers, Donald Cleveland and Sidney Cleveland.

Calling hours will be at the Decker Funeral Home, 134 Main St. Windham, with viewing 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday.

Funeral services will take place 1 p.m. Tuesday, at the Grand Gorge Pilgrim Holiness Church, Grand Gorge, with the Rev. Larry Majors and the Rev. John Sherman officiating.

Friends and family are requested to meet at the church on Tuesday.

Interment will follow in the family plot at the Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Ashland.


May 22, 2001 

VIRGINIA E. FATZINGER
State employee

CATSKILL – Virginia Elizabeth Fatzinger, 64, of Catskill, died Saturday, may 19, 2001, at Columbia Memorial Hospital’s Hospice Unit, where she had been a patient since May 17.

Born June 13, 1936, in Albany, she was the daughter of the late Carl Fatzinger and Mildred (Warren) Fatzinger.

She graduated from Catskill High School, attended Syracuse University and received a bachelor of arts degree from Russell Sage College, where she met her first husband.

She retired in March of 1994 after working for the Sate of New York for 30 years in the Department of Health and the Office of the State Comptroller.

She was an active member of the Catskill Garden Club, On-Ti-Ora Chapter of NASDAR and Catskill Rotary Club, earned the distinction of Master Gardener from Greene County Cooperative Extension Agency, and faithfully served on the Consistory of the First Reformed Church where she was a dedicated member.

She became the wife of Carmine Fudge in February of 2001.

Survivors include her husband Carmine Fudge of Catskill; and a brother, Carl W. Fatzinger of Lake City, Fla.

Mrs. Fatzinger was predeceased by her father, Carl P. Fatzinger on Jan 31, 1992, and her mother, Mildred Warren Fatzinger on Nov. 6, 1992.

Memorial services will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday at the First Reformed Church of Catskill.  Pastor John Bowen of the First Reformed Church will be officiating.

Interment will be held at the Laurelwood Cemetery in Stroudsburg, Pa., on another date.

Private cremation was held Monday at the Albany Rural Crematorium under the direction of the Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home, 139 Jefferson Height, Catskill.

Memorial donations may be made to the First Reformed Church, 310 Main St., Catskill, N.Y. 12414.


May 22, 2001

SIEGFRIED K. HARTMANN
Celebrated pastry chef

WINDHAM – Siegfried Karl Otto Hartmann, 84, of Windham, died Saturday, May 19, 2001, at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson following a brief illness.

Born July 21, 1916, in Berlinchen, Germany, he was the son of the late Otto Karl Hartmann and Klara (Juergens) Hartmann, who operated a timber, lumbering and trucking business.

Mr. Hartmann, was one of three children to survive the war and resettle briefly in western Germany before coming to the United States in the early 1950s.  The family was sponsored into the United States by relative who had settled Wisconsin and Colorado in the 1800s.

Mr. Hartmann was known locally as a German and Viennese pastry chef.

He moved to Round Top from Seasbrook Acres, Md. in 1958.  He founded Hartmann’s Kaffeehaus, an Austrian and German café in Round Top.  After operating the café from 1958 to 1981, Mr. Hartmann retired and lived in Windham.

In retirement, Mr. Hartmann pursued a passion for travel, exploring Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica, Southeast Asia, Europe and the western United States.  He also enjoyed the nature and beauty of the Catskills and busied himself with investing and studying the economy until he became ill.

Survivors include a brother, Horst D. Hartmann of Seabrook, Md.; a son, Karl Otto Hartmann of Sherborn, Mass; and a niece, Sabine B. Hartmann of Loyal, Wis.

In accordance with his wishes, Mr. Hartmann’s remains are being cremated and will be distributed over Blackhead and Cave mountains.  Plans for a memorial service or event will be announced at a later date.

Funeral services were under the direction of the Richards Funeral Home of the Mid-Hudson Valley Inc., 383 Bross St., Cairo.


May 23, 2005

RICHARD A. NELSON
Interment services

GREENVILLE – Interment for Richard A. “Jump” Nelson of Greenville, who died on Dec. 31, 2000, will be conducted 11 a.m. Saturday, June 2, 2001, at the Cornwallville Cemetery in Cornwallville.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 Route 81, Greenville.


May 24, 2001

EUGENE DROSSEL
Longtime resident

WINDHAM – Eugene Drossel of Tannersville died Tuesday, May 22, 2001, at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.

Born in Sheboxgaw, Wis., he was the son of the late William Drossel and the late Helen (DuBois) Drossel.

Mr. Drossel moved from Lake Grove to East Jewett and Tannersville 21 years ago.  He married Myra Musson in 1951 and the couple would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this year.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1950 to 1952, receiving an honorable discharge with the rank of corporal.

Until his retirement, he was employed for 30 years as a foreman with the Suffolk County Department of Public Works.

Mr. Drossel was a member of the East Jewett United Methodist Church and served as a former trustee of the church.  He was active in the community and church and was always willing to help others.  He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing.  He also had a special interest in woodworking and shared many of his projects with church and family members.

Survivors include his wife, Myra Drossel of Tannersville; tow sons, Gregory Drossel of Ridge and Kevin Drossel of Medusa; two daughters, Gale Pitti of East Jewett and Loretta Diotte of S.E. Palm Bay, Fla., a brother, William Drossel of Hendersonville, N.C., 10 grandchildren, Shannon Drossel and Kelly Drossel of Ridge, Edward Pitti and Joseph Pitti of East Jewett, Connor Drossel and Brian Drossel of Medusa, Matthew Diotte, Justin Diotte, Michael Diotte and Anthony Diotte of S.E. Palm Bay, Fla., and Paul Drossel of Tannersville.

He was predeceased by his parents; a son, Gary Drossel; a brother, George Schoen; and a sister, Isabelle Schoen Crace. 

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Decker Funeral Home, 134 Main St., Windham.

Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at the East Jewett United Methodist  Church.  Interment will follow at the East Jewett Cemetery.  Friends and family are invited to meet at the church on Saturday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the East Jewett United Methodist Church.


May 24, 2001

WLADYSLAW ANTON WALCZAK-WAJCIAK
Carpenter and master craftsman

HUNTER – Wladyslaw Anton Walczak-Wajciak, 55 of East Jewett, died May 22, 2001, at his residence.

He was born May 11, 1946 to Jan and Agnieszka Walczak-Wajciak in Poland.  He was a carpenter and master craftsman.  He was employed at Twilight Park in Haines Falls and had many hobbies.

Survivors include his wife Nina Brodose Walczak-Wajciak of East Jewett; two daughters, Agnieszka Cislak-Zywiec and Zuzanna Sobezak-Zywiec of Poland, a brother, Jan Walezak-Wajciak of Poland, two sisters, Celina Ward of Jersey City, N.J. and Krystine Walczak-Wajciak; his former wife, Jadwiga Walczak-Wajciak of Poland; three grandchildren, Filip Cislak, Sonia Sobezak and Sabinka Sobezak; and four nephews.

Services will be held 8 p.m. Friday, May 25, at the Aston-Basagic Funeral Home, Main Street, Hunter.  Officiating will be the Rev. David Overton and the Rev. Vincent Winniczek, Cremation will be held at the Wiltwyck Rural Crematory. 

Friends and relatives may call at the funeral home Thursday 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Memorial  donations may be made to the Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research, 1111 Stewart Ave., Bethpage, N.Y. 11714.


May 25, 2001

CHARLES D. COOK
Former state senator

DELHI – Former state Sen. Charles D. Cook of Delhi died May 23, 2001, in Delhi.

Born Feb. 26, 1935 in Deposit, he was the son of Edward Cook and Lillian Hicks Cook.  He attended the one-room school in Rock Royal.  In 1952 he graduated from Hancock Central School and in 1956 graduated from Hartwick College in Oneonta.

In 1957 Mr. Cook married Dorothy Behrens, a kindergarten teacher in Walton.  They were married in Oneonta.

Mr. Cook was editor of The Bainbridge News for a year before entering the U.S. Army.  After his tour of duty he was editor of The Deposit Courier until 1965.

In 1965 Mr. Cook was selected Delaware County Treasurer.  He and his family then moved to Delhi.

Mr. Cook became a Delaware County Social Services Commissioner in 1971 and in 1972 was elected to the New York State Assembly.  In 1978 he was elected to the New York State Senate where he served for 20 years, retiring at the end of 1998.

Sen. Cook served on many committees, chairing committees on education, local government, transportation and agriculture.  He was the first chairman of the Legislative Commission on Rural Resources, which become known nationally for its innovative programs to address the needs of rural residents.  He also served as secretary of the Legislative Commission on Critical Transportation Choices, the Council on Health Care Financing and the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health (as a Presidential appointee).

As chairman of the Senate Education Committee, he was the original author of what ultimately became the STAR program for relief of school property taxes.

During the confrontation with New York City over the watershed regulations, he organized meetings and hearings throughout the district, which led to the formation of the Coalition of Watershed Towns and obtained state funding to support the coalition in their court battles with the city.  His leadership brought the city to the table and resulted in the historic four-way agreement.

As chairman of the Rural Resources Commission, he authorized the legislation which established the state Office of Rural Health.  He founded the program of state grants to assist rural health care providers in extending and maintaining services in rural communities.  He was instrumental in maintaining a $1 million annual budgetary appropriation to support rural hospitals in diversifying and expanding outpatient services, a program which is still in operation.  After retirement he continued to serve as a member of the state Rural Health Council and the state Partnership Trust.

Sen. Cook authored the original “early intervention” legislation which provides for early identification, diagnosis and treatment of developmental disabilities in children.

Sen. Cook served as a trustee at Hartwick College and as a member of the Government Law Center Advisory Board at Albany Law School of Union College.  He received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Hartwick College in 1989.

Since retirement, Cook became a trustee of O’Connor Hospital and chaired its Annual Fund financial effort.  He was also a member of Friends of Bassett Hospital.  He has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Koinonia, the campus of ministry in Oneonta, and is an honorary director of Delaware Otsego Planned Parenthood.  He was also a part-time adjunct lecturer, teaching state government courses at SUNY New Paltz and Hartwick College, and U.S. History at Delhi College.

Most recently, Sen. Cook served the congregation of the United Ministry as a lay speaker, pastoral care provider and true spiritual leader.

Survivors include his wife Dottie of Delhi, who was the co-founder and long-time teacher of Delhi Christian Playschool; a daughter, Linda and husband Michael Fillius of Dale City, Va.; a son, John and his wife Valerie of Springfield, Va., a son Jeffrey of San Francisco; two sisters, Ethel Damonkos of Fairfield, Conn., and Mary Kelsey of Manhein, Pa.; a brother, Edward (and Blanche) Cook of Walton; three grandchildren, Benjamin Fillius, Jessica Sinkovits and Sarah Cook of Virginia; and two stepsisters, Audrey Dabulewicz of Otsego and Helen Zandt of Walton.

It was Sen. Cook’s wish to have his body donated to Albany Medical Center for organ donation and medical research.

A memorial service will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday, May 27, at the United Ministry Church in Delhi.  A reception will follow at “Alumni Hall at SUNY Delhi.

There will be no calling hours.

Memorial donations may be made to the United Ministry of Delhi Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 111, Delhi, N.Y. 13753 or to the Hartwick College Scholarship Fund in Sen. Cook’s name at Hartwick College, Office of Institutional Advancement, West St. Oneonta, N.Y. 13820 or the American Heart Association.


May 25, 2001

JOSEPH INGOGLIA Sr.
Butcher at King Kullen market

GREENVILLE – Joseph Ingoglia Sr., 78, of Greenville, formerly of Plainview, died Thursday, May 24, 2001, at the Samuel Stratton Veteran’s Administration Medical Center in Albany.

Born June 14, 1922, in Brooklyn, he was the son of the late Frank Ingoglia and Theresa Ingoglia.

He served his country during World War II in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1945.

Mr. Ingoglia was employed by King Kullen in Hicksville as a butcher until his retirement.

He was a former member of the Greenville American Legion Post No. 291, Catskill VFW Post No. 770 and the DAV.

Survivors include his daughter, Bonnie Schepp of Greenville; four grandchildren, Lacie Schepp, Terese and Jennifer Ingoglia, and Tracy Vitetta; a sister, Fara Barbara of Syosset; a brother, Charles Ingoglia of Toms River, N.J.,; and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Ingoglia was predeceased by his wife, Louise (Suther) Ingoglia; a son Joseph Ingoglia Jr.; and a brother, Frank Ingoglia.

Calling hours will be 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 Route 81, Greenville.  The Greenville American Legion Post No. 291 will conduct a 7 p.m. memorial service.

Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Interment will take place at the Greenville Cemetery, Greenville.


May 25, 2001

LAUREN C. STRAUB
Former Catskill resident

PITTSFORD – Lauren C. Straub of Pittsford, formerly of Catskill, died Sunday, May 20, 2001.

He was the vice president of sales for Rochester Software Associates.

Survivors include his wife, Joanne Straub; two sons, David Eric Straub and Zachary Joseph Straub; a brother, William Straub; and two sisters, Ann Mandos and Susie Peloke of Catskill.

Calling hours were held 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Richard H. Keenan Funeral Home, 7501 Pittsford-Palmyra Road.

A funeral Mass was conducted 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Church of Transfiguration, 50 West Bloomfield Road, Pittsford.

Interment was held at the White Haven Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Advent House, 1010 Moseley Road, Fairport, N.Y. 14450.


May 29, 2001

ELIZABETH BOICE
Former Daily Mail columnist

CATSKILL – Elizabeth “Betty” Boice, 97, of Catskill died Monday, May 28, 2001, at Columbia-Greene Medical Center’s Long Term Care Division, where she had been a resident since Feb. 10, 1998.

Born Dec. 20, 1903, in Catskill, she was the daughter of the late Paul Randall Morrison and Gertrude Florence Sullivan Morrison.

She graduated from Catskill High School, Class of 1922, and from Katharine Gibbs School in New York City in 1924.

Mrs. Boice started her career with the Catskill Daily Mail in 1918 and in 1939 began the column “About the Town and County with Betsy,” which ran until her retirement at age 86 in 1989 after 71 years at the newspaper.

She married the late Lester Hover Boice on May 19, 1934, who predeceased her on Jan. 22, 1969.

She founded the Fortnightly Club of Catskill on Oct. 19, 1932, with her two sisters, and 22 charter members, for civic service to the community.  The organization continues to thrive 68 years later.

Mrs. Boice was named “Woman of the Week” on Jan. 18, 1997, by the Town & Country Business and Professional Women, which also bestowed upon her the “Local Hero Award.”

She was a faithful attendant of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church of Catskill, a member of the Atatekas and the Fortnightly Club of Catskill.

Survivors include a sister, Honor Moore Riley of Catskill and Florida; a nephew, Jeffrey Robert Moore of California; two nieces, Candace Elizabeth Moore of Arlington, Va., and Elizabeth J. Chewins of West Bloomfield, Minn.

Besides her parents and husband, Mrs. Boice was predeceased by her sister, Gertrude Morrison Robinson, and a brother, John F. Morrison.

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

Members of the Fortnightly Club are requested to attend at 7 p.m.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church on William Street, with interment following in the Town of Catskill Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Fortnightly Club  of Catskill, P.O. Box 21, Catskill, N.Y. 12414.


May 29, 2001

JOEAN T. FRISBEE
Former teaching assistant

ATHENS – Joean Teresa Frisbee, 79, formerly of 87 North Franklin St., Athens, died Sunday, May 27, 2001, at the home of her son, at 9 Washington Ave., Coxsackie, after a long illness.

Born April 11, 1922, in Jersey City, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Charles A. Mesow and Rose M. (Spiotta) Mesow.

Mrs. Frisbee graduated from Greenville High School, Class of 1939.  On March 3, 1946, she married George H. Frisbee, who predeceased her in 1981.

She was a communicant of St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, a past member of the Altar Rosary Society and a resident of Athens since 1946.

She enjoyed plays, concerts and sporting events, especially those in which her family member participated.  She also enjoyed movies and traveling.

Mrs. Frisbee was employed at the Edward J. Arthur Elementary School in Athens from 1968 to 1998.  She retired as a teacher’s assistant due to illness.

Survivors include two daughters, Joean Vente of Athens and Kathy King of Delmar; three sons, Lt. Col. Gerald Frisbee of  Damden, Del., Joseph Frisbee of Coxsackie and Alan Frisbee of Athens; 17 grandchildren; and several cousins.

Besides her husband, Mrs. Frisbee was predeceased by her granddaughter, Cassandra Frisbee, in 1986.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, at the Richards Funeral Home, 26 North Vernon St., Athens.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Thursday, May 31, at St. Patrick’s Church, Athens.

Prayers will be recited at the funeral home 9:30 a.m. prior to the Mass.

Interment will follow in the family plot of the Athens Rural Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice, 47 Liberty St., Catskill, N.Y. 12414.


May 29, 2001

PHILIP VAN GENDEREN
Bricklayer and mason

CAIRO – Philip VanGenderen, 60, of Platterkill Road, Freehold, died May 27, 2001, at the North East Center for Special Care in Lake Katrine after a long illness.

He was born in Paterson, N.J. on Aug. 30, 1940, and was the son of the late Cornelius VanGenderen and Katajde (Brock) VanGenderen.

Memorial services will be held Wednesday, May 30, 2001, at 8 p.m. at the Richards Funeral Home, 383 Bross St., Cairo.

Pastor All Conover of the First Reformed Church of Coxsackie will officiate.

Private cremation took place at the Wiltwyck Crematory in Kingston.

Mr. VanGenderen was a resident of Freehold for 12 years, moving to Greene County from northern New Jersey.

Prior to his illness, Mr. VanGenderen was a bricklayer mason for Local No. 2 of Albany.  He loved cooking, gardening, hunting, fishing and entertaining his friends.

Survivors include his wife of 18 ½ years, Norma C. (Spoor) VanGenderen of Freehold; a son, Chas. VanGenderen of Helena, Mont.; a daughter, Chris VanGenderen of Westport, Conn.; a stepson, George Gasparin of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; two sisters, Carol (Santora) VanGenderen of Nutley, N.J., and Susan Douglas of Middleburgh; and two grandchildren, Kate and Emily VanGenderen.

Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Richards Funeral Home from 7 to 8 p.m., one hour before the time of the service.


May 30, 2001

ALDA M. BLANDEN
Retired WAJ teacher

WINDHAM – Alda M. Blanden, 79, of Windham, died Monday, May 28, 2001, at Albany Medical Center.

Mrs. Blanden was born on April 8, 1922, in Windham, to Leroy Miller and Hilda (Osborne) Miller.

She was a member of the first class to graduate from the Windham-Ashland-Jewett Central School main building in 1938, and retired as a teacher from the school.

She was a lifelong member of the Windham United Methodist Church and a 50-year member of the Mt. Oasis Chapter of the Eastern Star Lodge No. 237.

Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Arthur Blanden, who she married in 1945; a son Martin Douglas Blanden of Ashland; two daughters, Sandra Lee Sasso of Coleman, Ala., and Linda Ann Naumowicz of Scotia; a sister, Clara J. Harris of Tappen; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Windham United Methodist Church, Main Street, Windham, with the Rev. Irene Pough officiating.  An Eastern Star service will be held at the church at 10:30 a.m., prior to the funeral service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mrs. Blanden’s memory to the United Methodist Church.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Decker Funeral Home, Main Street, Windham.


May 31, 2001

HILDA M. POLVERELLI
Young at Heart charter member

COXSACKIE – Hilda M. Polverelli, 86, of West Coxsackie, died Monday, May 28, 2001, at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson after a brief illness.

Born in New York City, she lived in Ravena and New Baltimore before moving to Bethany Village in West Coxsackie.

She was a charter member of the Young at Heart Senior Citizens Club in New Baltimore.  She was also a member of the New Baltimore Reformed Church.

Survivors include a son, James Polverelli of New Baltimore; three grandchildren, Bryan Polverelli of Delmar, Gayle Betke of Coxsackie and Kathy Bushman of Ballston Spa; a sister, Dorothy Karp of Glenmont; a brother, William Pickert of Florida; and five great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Polverelli was predeceased by a grandson, Todd Polverelli.

Services will be held noon Saturday, June 2, at the Babcock Funeral Home in Ravena.

Calling hours will be a 10 a.m. Saturday, preceding the funeral service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the New Baltimore Reformed Church, New Baltimore, N.Y. 12124.


May 31, 2001

MILTON J. DEDIE
Electronics engineer for IBM

GREENVILLE – Milton J. Dedie, 82, of Greenville, died Wednesday, May 30, 2001, at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany.

Born Oct 8, 1918, in Palmyra, he was the son of the late John Bremus and Wilhelmina (Dedie) Bremus.

Mr. Dedie served in the U.S. Army from 1941 to 1945, being discharged as a Tech Sgt.  He was an electronics engineer for IBM in Kingston, retiring in 1981 after 26 years of service.

He was an avid gardener and a former Boy Scout committeeman.  He was active in the Greenville-Norton Hill United Methodist Church and was a former Lay Leader.

Survivors include his wife, Marjorie (Winans) Dedie; two sons, Robert S. Dedie of Cobleskill and Richard E. Dedie of Greenville; a daughter, Carolyn Pantileris of Greenville; five grandchildren, Alyssa and Taso Pantileris, and Jennifer, John and Matthew Dedie; and five great-grandchildren.

Mr. Dedie was predeceased by a grandson, Adam Scott Dedie.

Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Greenville-Norton Hill United Methodist Church in Norton Hill.

Calling hours will be from 1 to 1:30 p.m., prior to the service.

Interment will be at the Greenville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Greenville-Norton Hill U. M. Church Memorial Fund.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 Route 81, Greenville.


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