Obituaries from the Daily Mail
May 2005

Transcribed by Sandie Webber
Obituaries provided by Sylvia Hasenkopf


May 1, 2005

CHESTER A. JANKOWSKI
Decorated veteran

LAVERACK – Chester A. Jankowski, 85, of Dutch Village in Claverack, died Tuesday, April 19, 2005 at his residence.

He was born Aug. 28, 1919 in Brooklyn, the son of the late Alexander and Tekla (Kozik) Jankowski.

Mr. Jankowski served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Battle of Oran, Algeria and the Tunisian Campaign. He was awarded the American Theater Campaign Medal, the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Ribbon with two bronze stars, the American Defense Medal and the World War II Victory Medal.

Mr. Jankowski was employed as a mechanic at the Hudson Buick Chrysler Plymouth Dealership before retiring.

He was a member of St. Mary’s Church in Hudson and the Golden Agers.

Mr. Jankowski was predeceased by two sisters: Stella Medwid and Violet Wisowaty.

Survivors include several good friends, including John Wilber of Churchtown, Joseph Pilatick of Catskill and Sally Brandow of Earlton.

Funeral arrangements are with Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green St., Hudson. There are no calling hours.

Graveside services will be conducted Monday, May 2, 2 p.m. at St. Sylvia’s Cemetery in Tivoli.

Germantown VFW Post 6398 will conduct a military service at the cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Germantown VFW Post 6398, Germantown, 12526.


May 1, 2, 2005

W. JAMES MCKISIC
Army veteran

WEST ATHENS – W. James McKisic, 67, of Schoharie Turnpike, West Athens, died April 29, 2005.

He was born in West Virginia on July 11, 1937, the son of the late Wilson and Ruby (Houghton) McKisic.

Mr. McKisic has been an area resident for over 28 years. He was also a member of the American Legion and served in the U.S. Army.

Prior to his retirement, he was employed by the Abele Tractor Co. of Albany. He loved hunting, camping and fishing.

He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Rosaria (Gallo) McKisic of West Athens; son James McKisic of W.V.; daughters: Linday Hayhurst of WV and Kathy VanGelder of GA; sisters: Lavern Reger of WV; Katherine Jeans of Delaware, MD; and Ann Ciampa of Delaware; and three great-grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to call at the W.C. Brady’s Sons, Inc. Funeral Home, 97 Mansion St., Coxsackie, on Tuesday, May 3 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.

Funeral services will take place Wednesday, May 4 at 1 p.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Putnam Harrison officiating. Interment will follow in the family plot of St. Mary’s Parish Cemetery, Coxsackie.


May 1, 2005 

ANTHONY PULILLI
Loving father, grandfather

CATSKILL – Anthony Albert Pulilli, 79 of Catskill, died at his residence on Friday, April 29, 2005 following a long illness.

Mr. Pulilli was born in Cementon on Nov. 26, 1925 to the late Dominic and Julia Pulilli.

He was a graduate of Catskill High School, Class of 1943, and served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He was employed at Marquette and Independent Cement Co. for 55 years prior to his retirement.

He was predeceased by his son, Anthony A. Pulilli on Nov. 14, 1996.

Mr. Pulilli is survived by his wife, Angelina Appolonia Pulilli; their three children: Joseph Pulilli of Poughkeepsie, Julie Pulilli of Catskill, and Mrs. Joseph (Anna M.) Pilatich III of Catskill; six grandchildren: Vanessa and Steven Holzmann, Madeline and Elizabeth Pulilli, Hunter and Alexa Pilatich; his brother, Michael Galutch of Catskill; his sister, Rose Galutch of Kingston; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Friends and relatives are invited to call at the Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home, 139 Jefferson Heights, Catskill, on Tuesday, May 3, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 4, 11 a.m. at a location to be announced. Interment will be at St. Patrick’s Cemetery.


MAY 2, 2005

FRANK P. PFLEGL
Arrangements incomplete

CATSKILL – Frank P. Pfegl, 81, of Cauterskill Road, Catskill, died suddenly, Sunday, May 1, 2005 at his home.

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


MAY 2, 2005

IRENE INEZ PYSHER
Loving mother

SMITH’S LANDING – Irene Inez Pysher, 91, of Old Walnut St., died Saturday, April 30, 2005 at her home after a brief illness.

She was born at home on Sept. 19, 1913, daughter of the late Leo and Josephine Pavlovich.

Mrs. Pysher was a life long resident of Cementon, residing in a home built by her father.

She had a passion for gardening, her family, cooking, watching baseball and a great love of animals.

She was known for her wonderful cakes and desserts that she often donated to church functions. She was a life long communicant of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in West Camp.

Survivors include a son Paul of Cementon and a daughter, Virginia Nezich of Zephyrhills, FL; a brother, Edward of Zephyrhills, FL; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two great-great granddaughters and several nieces and nephews.

Her funeral procession will form at 1:15 Tuesday at the Seamon-Wilsey Funeral Home, corner of John and Lafayette Streets. Then to the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in West Camp where a 2 p.m. funeral will be held with Rev. Paul Walley officiating.

Interment will follow at the Catskill Rural Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Seamon-Wilsey Funeral Home, Saugerties.


MAY 2, 2005

JAMES ALFRED WILSON
Engineer

ATHENS – James Alfred Wilson, 82, of Murder Kill Road, Athens, died Saturday, April 30, 2005 at the Stratton Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Albany.

He was born March 3, 1923 in Birmington, AL, the son of the late Walter and Mary (Morgan) Wilson.

Mr. Wilson served in the United States Navy during World War II. He was stationed in the European Theater of Operations. He participated in the Normandy Invasion, was wounded in action in Italy, and honorably discharged at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel with the Alabama State Militia.

Mr. Wilson was a self-employed Engineer and Land Developer prior to his retirement. He was a past member of the Catskill Rotary Club and was a member of the Masonic Lodge.

Survivors include his close significant other, Carol A. Hromek of Athens and her family; two sons, Michael Wilson of Fort Lee, NJ and James W. Wilson of Catskill; a daughter, Mary Wilson Hyde of Delmar; a brother, Stanley Wilson of Connecticut; two sisters, Ruth Hollingsworth of AL, and Laura Manning of CA; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Mr. Wilson was predeceased by a daughter, Carol Ann Johannessen on June 4, 1990; and two sisters, Norma Wilson and Lucille Wilson.

Calling hours will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Traver & McCurry Funeral Home, 234 Jefferson Heights, Catskill.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Interment will full military honors will follow at the Town of Catskill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Edward Trinkle III, Stephen Salluce Sr., Steve Amedure, Frank Gianola, Timothy Beemiss and Fred Krajewski.


May 3, 2005 

HELEN DOROTHY ANDRESEN
Devoted wife and mother

ENGLEWOOD, FL – Helen Dorothy Andresen, 82, died Monday, April 18, 2005 at her home in Englewood, FL.

Born in the Bronx, March 2, 1923, she was the daughter of Nicholas and Mary Miletti.

Mrs. Andresen became a resident of Greenville after her marriage on May 27, 1945. She and her husband moved to Englewood, FL from Greenville in 1984. She was a devoted wife and mother who was active in many activities that brought her and her loved ones great joy. She served as a Eucharistic Minister and belonged to the Rosary Altar Society of St. John the Baptist Church in Greenville. She was also a member of the Moose Lodge in Englewood, FL. She was a kind and gentle woman who was deeply loved and will be dearly missed.

Survivors include her husband, Peter; children: Kenneth, Diane and Linda and her grandchildren: Gina, Eric, Jessica, Katie, Daniel, Marie, Jennifer, Catherine and Stephen and her brothers, James and Joseph Miletti.

A memorial service is being held at St. Raphael’s Church in Englewood, FL on May 27, 2005.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on June 18, 2005, 11 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Church in Greenville.

Interment will follow immediately after the Mass in the Greenville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family respectfully requests that memorial contributions be made in Helen’s memory to the Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238.


May 3, 2005

OSCAR A. HAARKLAU
Security Guard

LEEDS – Oscar Andrew Haarklau, 72, of Route 23B, Leeds, died suddenly, Monday, May 2, 2005 at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany.

He was born Aug. 4, 1932 in Brooklyn, the son of the late Oskar and Freida (Arnesen) Haarklau.

Mr. Haarklau served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was employed as a security guard at the Empire State Plaza prior to his retirement in 1995.

Formerly of Brooklyn and Staten Island, he has been a Greene County summer resident since the 1940’s. He previously lived in Hunter for 25 years prior to moving to Leeds in 2002.

Survivors include his wife of over 52 years, Mrs. Marilyn (Teixeira) Haarklau of Leeds; four sons: Darrah Haarklau and wife Lynn of Las Vegas NV; Kirk Haarklau and wife Gail of Bloomingburg, NY; Mark Haarklau and wife Bonnie, both of West Milford, NJ; Gary Haarklau and wife Jarrette, both of Glendale, AZ; a daughter, Laura Pierce and husband Jess of Hunter, 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Traver & McCurry Funeral Home, 234 Jefferson Heights, Catskill. The Rev. Victor Nelson, Pastor of Resurrection Lutheran Church will be officiating.

Private cremation will follow at Park View Crematory in Schenectady.

Memorial donations may be made to Becky’s House, c/o St. Peter’s Hospital Foundation, 319 S. Manning Blvd., Albany, NY 12208.


May 3, 2005

HERBERT E. JENNINGS
Beloved husband

CLAVERACK – Herbert E. Jennings Sr., 83, of Gahbaurer Road, Claverack, died Saturday, April 30, 2005 at Pine Haven Road, Philmont.

He was born Oct. 3, 1921 in Hillsdale, NY and was the son of the late Warden and Corabelle (Scott) Jennings.

He was an avid fisherman, hunter and also loved gardening. He was employed by the Hess Dairy Farm in Claverack.

Survivors include his wife Helen (Bondarchuk) Jennings of Claverack; five sons: Herbert E. Jennings Jr. of Niverville; Daniel L. Jennings of Stockport; James A. Jennings of Hudson; Charles D. Jennings of Texas; and Paul A. Jennings of South Carolina; three daughters: Dorothy L. Higgings of Philmont, Rose M. Maurer of Florida, Nancy G. Blaise of Plattsburgh; his sister, Beulah VanAlphen of Martindale, 31 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren; and one great-great granddaughter; as well as several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents Mr. Jennings is predeceased by a brother, Lloyd Jennings and a sister, Catherine Smith.

Calling hours will be from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Richards Funeral Home, 700 Town Hall Drive, Hudson.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Valenti and Richards Funeral Home, Hudson, with Rev. Eric Blahut, pastor of the West Ghent Reformed Church officiating.

Interment will follow in the family plot of the Copake Cemetery in Copake.


May 3, 2005 

VICTOR J. MANNING
Committal services

PALENVILLE – Committal services for Victor J. Manning, who died March 11, 2005 in Palenville, will be conducted at the Palenville Cemetery on Saturday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. John Miller, Rector of Gloria Dei Episcopal Church officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home, 139 Jefferson Heights, Catskill.


May 3, 2005 

FRANK P. PFLEGL SR.
Plant manager for Amos Post

CATSKILL – Frank P. Pflegl Sr., 81, of Cauterskill Road, Catskill, died suddenly, Sunday, May 1, 2005 at home.

He was born Sept. 30, 1923 in Catskill, the son of the late George and Elizabeth (Packer) Pflegl.

Mr. Pflegl served in the U.S. Army as a MP guarding Emperor Tojo during the post World War II Japanese Occupation.

He was a plant manager for Amos Post Company in Catskill prior to his retirement. He was a former Leeds Constable and previously owned and operated a photography shop and a mowing business.

Mr. Pflegl loved woodworking and was a member of the Northeast Woodworkers Association and National Muzzleloading and Rifle Association. He enjoyed working on older motors and equipment and was also a charter member of the Old-Time Power Association in Hudson.

Survivors include his wife, Catherine Pflegl of Catskill; a son, Frank P. Pflegl Jr. and wife Bonnie, both of Stottville; a daughter, Viola E. Pflegl of Cairo; five grandchildren, Maria McKenna, Shannon Babcock, Sabrina Pfegl, Erich Pfegl, Miranda Buel; five great-grandchildren: Kyle, Kelly, Cathianne, Jessica and Michael; on great-great grandson, Malachai; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Mr. Pflegl was predeceased by a daughter, Cathy Kirsteuer; two brothers, Arthur Pflegl and George Pflegl; and two sisters, Ione Marsters and Mary Simpkins.

Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to9 p.m. Tuesday at the Traver & McCurry Funeral Home, 234 Jefferson Heights, Catskill.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with Rev. Eric Blahut, Pastor of the Ghent Reformed Church officiating.

Interment will follow in the Town of Catskill Cemetery.


May 4, 2005 

ANTHONY ‘ACE’ BRANDONE
Long-time member of Citizen’s Hose 5 & Rescue Squad

CATSKILL – Anthony J. “Ace” Brandone, 88, of Catskill, died Monday, May 2, 2005 at Columbia Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient.

Born in Catskill August 20, 1916, he was the son of the late Bonventura and Angelina Changes Brandone.

Mr. Brandone was a graduate of St. Patrick’s Academy and was inducted into the US Army March 9, 1942. He served with the 3051st Quartermaster Salvage Collecting Company for three years, earning the rank of corporal, the EAME Theater Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal and American Theater Ribbon.

He was employed as a repairman for Lehigh Portland Cement Co., until his retirement and was an active member of BPOE Lodge 1341 in Catskill, a long-time member of the former Citizen’s Hose Company #5, served on the Catskill Rescue Squad/Citizen’s Hose Rescue Squad, and was a faithful parishioner of St. Patrick’s Church.

Survivors include his two sons: John Brandone of Selkirk and Anthony Brandone of Ballston Lake; four granddaughters: Mrs. Tim (Nora) Hoefer of Waterford; Amanda Brandone of Newark, DE; Sarah Brandone of Selkirk; and Michelle Brandone of Portland, OR; a brother, John Brandone of South Cairo; as well as several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife, Ada M. Gaeto Brandone, on July 25, 1992 and two sisters, Margaret DeBenedictus and Nina Smith.

Calling hours are Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home, 139 Jefferson Heights in Catskill. Members of the Catskill Elks Lodge are requesting to attend 8 p.m. fraternal services.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 10 a.m. in St. Patrick’s Church with Rev. John J. Murphy officiating.

Interment will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Blvd., Rockville, MD 20852-9813.


May 4, 2005

HARRIET LANGHEINRICH
Beloved Mother

ROUND TOP – Harriet Langheinrich, 86, formerly of Woodland Drive, Round Top, died Monday, May 2, 2005 at Eden Park Health Care Center in Catskill.

Born Dec. 26, 1918 in Bayone, NJ she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Theresa (Schmidt) Joralemon.

She had been an area resident for more than 30 years and attended the Mountain Christian Church. She was very active in the Round Top Crafts Group, crocheting lap pads for Community Hospice patients.

Survivors include her three sons, Gary and Kenneth Langheinrich both of NJ and Raymond Langheinrich of Ilion, NY; and her dear friends, the Perrella family.

Calling hours are Friday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the Richards Funeral Home, Bross St., Cairo.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with Pat Perrella officiating.

Interment will follow next to her late husband, Rudolf, in the family plot of the Catskill Rural Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice, 47 Liberty St., Catskill, NY 12414.


May 4, 2005

MATTHEW R. LENTZ
Beloved son

CRARYVILLE, NY – Matthew R. Lentz, two years old, of Craryville, died Sunday, May 1, 2005.

He was born in Hudson on Sept. 19, 2002, the son of Timothy S. and Laura (Zanuck) Lentz, Sr. of Craryville.

Besides his parents he is survived by three brothers: Timothy S. Lentz Jr. of Hudson, Michael R. Lentz of Craryville and Daniel W. Lentz of Craryville; his maternal grandmother, Alice Ether of Hudson; maternal grandfather, Michael and step=grandmother, Elaine Zanuck of PA; paternal grandmother, Ellen Lentz of Greenport; an aunt, Elizabeth Naccarato of Hudson; and an uncle, Richard Kopitskie of Texas.

He is predeceased by his paternal grandfather, William Lentz.

Calling hours are Friday from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Valenti and Richards Funeral Home, 700 Town Hall Drive, Hudson.

Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Friday at 6 p.m. with Pastor Henry Vedder officiating.

Private cremation took place at the Albany Rural Crematorium in Menands.


May 4, 2005

ANTHONY A. PULILLI
Mass of Christian Burial

CATSKILL – Mass of Christian Burial for Anthony Albert Pulilli will be celebrated today at 11 a.m. at Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home, 139 Jefferson Heights, Catskill.


May 4, 2005

ELIZABETH M. WOODWARD
Beloved wife

KEENE, NH – Elizabeth M. Woodward, 77, of Keene, NH died April 28, 2005 in Jaffery, NH.

Born in Amsterdam, NY, Nov. 6, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Opalka) Lyczko.

Prior to her retirement, she was a bank teller for the Union Federated Bank. She was also a communicant of the St. Joseph’s Novitiate in Round Top.

She is survived by her husband, William G. Woodward of Keene, NH.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated today at 10 a.m. at the St. Joseph’s Novitiate in Round Top.

Interment will follow in the family plot of the St. Joseph’s Novitiate Church grounds.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Richards Funeral Home, Bross Street, Cairo.


May 5, 2005

NANCY LEE GYSSELS
AMHERST, NY

Memorial Service

A memorial service will be held for Nancy Lee Gyssels, 60, of Amherst, NY, formerly of Coxsackie, who died March 25, 2005 in Buffalo.

The memorial service will take place today, 11 a.m., at the W.C. Brady’s Sons Inc. Funeral Home, 97 Madison St., Coxsackie. Rev Peters, Pastor of the First Reformed Church of Coxsackie will officiate. Internment of her cremains will follow in the family plot of the Chestnut Lawn Cemetery, New Baltimore.


May 5, 2005 

RHONDA THERESA MOY
Federal Corrections Officer

SAN DIEGO – Rhonda Theresa Moy, 54, died Thursday, April 28, 2005 in San Diego.

Born Richard Thomas Moy on April 28, 1951 in Hudson to the late Helen F. and Joseph D. Moy Sr.

She graduated from St. Mary’s Academy in 1969 and attended Monroe Community College in Rochester, receiving an associate’s degree in police science.

She settled in the San Diego area, working in the field of solar energy.

In 1985 she took a position as a federal corrections officer in Lompoc, CA. She rose through the ranks, transferring to Tucson, AZ, then to Ray Brook, Essex County and then to the Metropolitan Corrections Center in San Diego before ending her career with the rank of lieutenant and retiring from federal service in 1999.

After retiring she continued to make her home in San Diego.

She traveled extensively throughout the United States, including Alaska, Texas, Wyoming and California. Her natural abilities and skills allowed her to excel in many different structural and mechanical areas.

Survivors include a sister, Katherine A. Izzo of Catskill; a brother, Joseph D. Moy Jr., of Vienna, VA; two nieces; two nephews; and a great-nephew.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Cedar Park Cemetery in Hudson.


May 5, 2005

NANCY LEE GYSSELS
Memorial Service

AMHERST, NY – A memorial service will be held for Nancy Lee Gyssels, 60, of Amherst, NY, formerly of Coxsackie, who died March 25, 2005 in Buffalo.

The memorial service will take place today at 11 a.m. at the W.C. Brady’s Sons Inc. Funeral Home, 97 Mansion St., Coxsackie, Rev. Peters, Pastor of the First Reformed Church of Coxsackie will officiate. Internment of her cremains will follow in the family plot of the Chestnut Lawn Cemetery, New Baltimore.


May 5, 2005

SEAN F. OSTERHOUDT
Computer enthusiast

BOYNTON BEACH, FL – Sean F. Osterhoudt, 27, of Boynton Beach, FL, died suddenly on September 2, 2004.

He was born May 5, 1977 in Kingston, NY, the son of Diane M. Studler of Raleigh, NC and John F. Osterhoudt of Marlborough, MA.

He graduated from Leesville High School in Raleigh, NC and attended Appalachian University. In 1999 he moved to Boynton Beach, FL and was employed by Staples Office Supply.

He was an avid computer enthusiast and nature lover. He enjoyed being outdoors, drawing and poetry.

He was predeceased by his grandmother, Violet Osterhoudt of Kingston and his grandfather, Albin Studler of Catskill.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his brother, Derek Osterhoudt of Raleigh, NC and his wife, Lindsay Cookie; his grandmother, Alice Studler of Boynton Beach, FL; his aunt and uncle, Marianne and James Crist of Woodstock and cousins, Nicholas and Beth, along with many great aunts and uncles.

Friends will be received on Saturday, May 7 at 10:30 a.m. at the Simpson-Gaus Funeral Home, 411 Albany Ave., Kingston.

At 11 a.m. a memorial service will be conducted at the funeral home by the Revs. Ivan Gossoo and David Bronson. Sean’s cremated remains will be scattered in the mountain areas that he loved so much.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Neurofibromatosis (NF) Foundation, 95 Pine St., 16th Floor, New York, NY 10005.


May 5, 2005

FRANK A. THOMAS
Master mechanic

CHERRY VALLEY, NY – Frank A. Thomas, 90, of Cherry Valley, NY died Tuesday, May 3, 2005.

He was born in Richmond, VA on Aug. 18, 1914.

As a young man he moved from Virginia, his place of birth, to New York City where he met Rita (Richter) Thomas. They were married on July 1, 1944.

He served his country in the US Army as a Staff Sergeant during World War II from 1941 to 1946 in Panama and Germany.

After serving in the US Army he worked as a painter and automobile mechanic and moved to South Carolina to start his own auto repair business.

After several years he returned to New York City and continued to work as an auto mechanic until he and his wife and daughter relocated to Acra. He continued to work as a master mechanic for Mountainview Coachlines until his retirement at age 70. Well known and loved in the small community of Acra, he spent his retirement years caring for his beloved wife. Rita passed away in September of 2002. He moved to Cherry Valley, NY to live with his daughter, son-in-law and grandson.

Survivors include a sister, Elizabeth Taylor of Doswell, VA; a daughter, Maureen R. Blankley (Keith A.) and grandson, Albert A. Blankley.

Mr. Thomas was predeceased by his wife of 58 years, Rita (Richter) Thomas.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Richards Funeral Home, Bross St., Cairo.

Graveside services will be Saturday at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Catskill, time and minister to be announced.


May 6, 2005 

RUTH H. BROOKS
Seamstress

CATSKILL – Ruth Helen Brooks, 91, of Catskill died Thursday, May 5, 2005 at her residence after a long illness.

Born in Coeymans on July 3, 1913, she was the daughter of the late William and Louisa Wildt Schoonmaker.

She was employed as a seamstress at the Atlanta Knitting Mills in Athens for many years and was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church.

Mrs. Brooks was predeceased by her husband, Ray Carlton Brooks in 1954 and by four brothers and one sister.

Survivors include six children: Joan Bullis of Castleton, Mrs. David (Joyce) Teator of Hudson, Ray Brooks of Athens, George Brooks of Clifton Park, Walter Brooks of Kinderhook and Mrs. Dennis (Karen) Templeton of Catskill; 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; a brother, William Schoonmaker of NJ; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends and relatives are invited to call at the Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home, 139 Jefferson Heights, Catskill on Sunday, May 8 from 4 to 8 p.m.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 9 at 10 a.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church at 50 Williams Street, Catskill with interment following in the Town of Catskill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Hospice of Columbia-Greene at 47 Liberty Street, Catskill, NY 12414 or to the scholarship being established in her name and forwarded to the family at 265 Grandview Avenue, Catskill. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.


May 6, 7,  2005

LOUISE FERRIOLO
Beloved wife

CATSKILL – Louise Ferriolo, 70, of 64 Grove School Rd., Catskill, died suddenly, Thursday, May 5, 2005 at home.

Born Oct. 15, 1934 in Catskill, she was the daughter of the late Earl and Clara (Burger) Pysher.

Survivors include her husband O’Neil Ferriolo of Catskill; three daughters: Linda Annese Beatty of Catskill, Antoinette Kingman of Catskill and Michelle Ferriolo Mann of Catskill; four grandchildren: Moriah Eisenhardt, Skylar Mann, Cheyenne Mann and Maya Mann; and one great-granddaughter, Sierra Williams and several cousins.

Calling hours are Monday from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Travers & McCurry Funeral Home, 234 Jefferson Heights, Catskill.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, at the funeral home. The Rev. John J. Murphy, Pastor of St. Patrick's R.C. Church of Catskill will officiate.

Interment will follow at the Town of Catskill cemetery.


May 6, 2005 

ERNEST S. LEMBKE
Mechanic

CATSKILL – Ernest Sutton Lembke, 65, of Catskill died Thursday, May 5 at Albany Medical Center where he had been a patient since April 26.

Born in South Cairo on Nov. 11, 1939, he was the son of the late Henry and Ellen Sutton Lembke.

He was a graduate of Catskill High School, Class of 1957 and enlisted in the US Navy on April 12, 1962. He was stationed at Helasron 11 NAS Quonset Point, RI during the Bay of Pigs/Cuban Missile Crisis until his discharge on Sept. 12, 1963.

He owned and operated two garages, L & T Garage and Ernie’s Engine Shop, prior to his current employment as a mechanic for the Town of Catskill Highway Department. He was a member of the Kiskatom Reformed Church and National Rifle Association.

Mr. Lembke is survived by his wife, the former Nina Hauver, whom he married on June 28, 1970; a son, Matthew Lembke of Greenville; a daughter-in-law, Allissa Lembke of Greenville; and a daughter, Mrs. Dale (Shari) Patterson of Gillette, WY.

A commital service will be held on Saturday, May 7 at 1 p.m. at the Town of Catskill Cemetery with Rev. David C. Tipple, pastor of the Kiskatom Reformed Church officiating. Those attending may meet at the Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home, 139 Jefferson Heights in Catskill at 121:45 for procession to the cemetery.


May 6, 2005

FRANK A. THOMAS
Graveside service

CHERRY VALLEY, NY – Frank A. Thomas, 90, of Cherry Valley, NY died Tuesday, May 3, 2005.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Richards Funeral Home, Bross St., Cairo.

Graveside services will be Saturday at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Catskill at 12:30 p.m.


May 7, 2005

LEOPOLD KLEMKE, SR
Area contractor

ROUND TOP – Leopold Klemke, Sr., 68, of Bald Hill Road South in Round Top, died suddenly May 5, 2005 at his residence.

Born in Ukraine, Russia on July 14, 1936 he was the son of the late Rinehaldt Klemke and Herta Mantie Lenz of Acra.

He had been a resident of Round Top for the past 20 years and became a U.S. citizen at the age of 16. He retired after 24 years of service from the United States Air Force Reserve as a Master Sergeant serving in Vietnam.

Locally, he was well known as a dry wall contractor and was also a member of the American Legion Post #983 of Cairo.

Survivors include his mother, Herta Mantie Lenz of Acra; a son, Leo Klemke, Jr., of Acra; a daughter, Diana Klemke of Hopewell Junction, NY; two brothers, Herbert Lenz of Purling and Irwin Klemke of Saugerties; four sisters, Ingret Cassimore of Glenville, NY, Herta Lenz of Vermont, Margaret Lenz of Cairo and Helga Planthaber of Kingston; four grandchidren: Justin Klemke, Chez Brown and Krista and Jack Klemke; and a dear companion, Anneliese O’Berlander of Kingston.

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend calling hours at the Richards Funeral Home, Bross St., Cairo on Monday, May 9 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. The American Legion Post #983 will hold services in his name at 7:30 p.m. that night at the funeral home.

Funeral services will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 10 at the Resurrection Lutheran Church in Cairo with Rev. Victor Nelson, pastor, officiating.

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

Contributions in his memory may be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220-3049. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.


May 7, 2005

VICTOR J. MANNING
Committal services

PALENVILLE – Commital services for Victor J. Manning, who died March 1, 2005 in Palenville, will be conducted at the Palenville Cemetery on Saturday, May 7 at 11 a.m. with Rev. John Miller, Rector of Gloria Dei Episcopal Church officiating. Arrangements are under the Direction of the Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home, 139 Jefferson Heights, Catskill.


May 7, 2005

MORTON D. TRYON
Army veteran

NEW BALTIMORE – Morton D. Tyron, 81, of New Baltimore, died Tuesday, May 3, 2005 at Albany Medical Center Hospital.

Born in Coeymans Hollow, he lived in the area all of his life.

He was an Army veteran, serving during W.W. II. In 1985 he retired after 20 years of service with Penn Truck Lines.

Morton was a life member and past Commodore of the Coxsackie Yacht Club and a member of the Flying Knights and the Greene County Aero Modelers.

Survivors include his wife, Helen Stacey Rivenburg Tryon of New Baltimore; a daughter, Sharon (Scott) Davis of FL; stepsons Frederick Rivenburg of Coxsackie, Donald Rivenburg of Climax and Richard Rivenburg of Manhattan; a niece, Lyn Kmieciak of NC; and five grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 9 at 10 a.m. at the Babcock Funeral Home in Ravena. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday, May 8 from 3 to 6 p.m. Burial will be in Chestnut Lawn Cemetery in New Baltimore.

Contributions in memory of Morton may be made to the Senior Projects of Ravena, PO Box 142, Ravena, NY 12143 or to the Ravena Rescue Squad, PO Box 144, Ravena, NY 12143.


May 8, 2005

PETER P. MARSH SR.
Postal employee

CATSKILL – Peter P. Marsh Sr., 71, of Vosenkill Road in Catskill died suddenly Friday, May 6, 2005 at Albany Medical Center Hospital.

Born on Feb. 23, 1934 in Catskill he was the son of the late John and Maria (Guiliano) Marsh.

Peter served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict. He was an employee of the Catskill Post Office for 29 years and worked for the Catskill Central School District prior to his retirement in 2001.

He was predeceased by a son, Anthony Michael Marsh on April 3, 1987.

Survivors include his wife, Julia A. (Alverson) Marsh of Catskill; three sons: Peter P. Marsh Jr., of Catskill, Michael J. Marsh and wife Daena of Clifton Park and James E. Marsh and wife, Tiera of Albany; two daughters: Christine Marsh of New Paltz and Tina Runyan and husband Michael of New York City; a brother, Erasmo Marsh and wife Lori, both of Catskill; six grandchildren: Stephanie Feraro, Ashley Runyon and Kelly Runyon, all of New York City, Daniel Marsh and Peter Marsh III of Catskill and Trevor Marsh of Clifton Park; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends may call at Traver & McCurry Funeral Home, 234 Jefferson Heights, Catskill, on Monday, May 9 from 4 to 8 p.m.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 10 at the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick’s R.C. Church on Bridge Street in Catskill.

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


May 9, 2005 

ESTELLA C. ERGLE
Nurse’s aide

CATSKILL – Estella C. Ergle, 64, of Catskill, died Friday, May 6, at Samaritan Hospital in Troy.

She was born May 14, 1940 in Catskill, the daughter of the late Loys and Bertha (Bronk) Tice Sr.

Mrs. Ergle was employed as a nurse’s aide at Greene County Memorial Hospital in Catskill prior to her retirement. She was a member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Catskill.

Survivors include a daughter, Frances Turner of Catskill; a son-in-law, Ronald Turner of Catskill; a granddaughter, Rebecca Jenkins of Richmond, VA, and a grandson, Joshua Jenkins of Catskill.

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

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, William St., Catskill with the Rev. Richard H. Lutz officiating.


May 9, 2005

FOSTER G. KISSELBURG
Arrangements incomplete

ATHENS – Foster G. Kisselburg, 69, of Athens died at the Hospice of Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson on Saturday evening.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Sopris Funeral Home, 11877 Route 9W, Coxsackie and are incomplete at this time.


May 10, 2005

FOSTER G. KISSELBURG
Beloved husband

ATHENS – Foster G. Kisselburg, 69, of Athens, died on Saturday, May 7, 2005 at the Community Hospice of Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.

Born July 12, 1935 in Catskill, he was the son of the late Glenwood and Violet (Edwards) Kisselburg.

A lifelong Athens resident, he was employed in the housekeeping department of Greene County Memorial Hospital until it closed and then worked at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Catskill and was a volunteer at the Rivertown Senior Center in Athens.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret (Jenne) Kisselburg from Athens; two daughters: Austine Caniano of Catskill and Anna Kisselburg of Coxsackie; two sisters: Dawn Capwell of OR and Joy Reyes of FL; and three grandchildren: Antonio Caniano, Indie and Nadia Newman.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a celebration of Mr. Kisselburg’s life on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, Grandview Circle, Catskill. Rev. Rick Snowden will officiate.

Interment will be in the Catskill Rural Cemetery at the convenience of the family. There will be no calling hours.

The family suggests memorial donations in his name be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 20 W. Main St., Catskill, NY 12414.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Sopris Funeral Home, Inc., 11877 Route 9W, Coxsackie.


May 11, 2005

J. NETTIE GOLDMAN
Loving sister

GREENPORT – J. Nettie Goldman, 95, of Route 9, Greenport, died Sunday, May 8, 2005 at Community Hospice at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.

Born March 23, 1910 in Brooklyn she was the daughter of the late Harry and Ida (Binstein) Goldman.

Miss Goldman moved with her family to the Greenport area when she was a little girl.

She was employed as a corsetiere at the Slone Shop in Queens.

Miss Goldman was an avid reader, very knowledgeable, wordly and full of wisdom, which she passed down to her family members.

She enjoyed cooking, baking and knitting.

Miss Goldman was a volunteer at the Museum of Natural History in New York City and a member of the Congregation Anshe Emeth.

Survivors include her brother, Jerome Goldman of Livingston; three sister-in-law: Lois Goldman, with whom she lived; Esther Goldman and Arlene Goldman; five nieces and nephews: Peter Goldman, Jeffrey Goldman and Rebecca Shea, all of Greenport, Donna Berzal of Catskill and Holly Craig of Averill Park; and eight grand nieces and grand nephews, who were like grandchildren to her: Erin Goldman, Abby Goldman; Sarah Shea, Philip Shea, Jason Goldman, and Sheldon Goldman all of Greenport and Brandis and Bethany Berzal, both of Catskill. Also surviving are several great-great nieces and great-great nephews.

Miss Goldman was predeceased by three brothers: Irving Goldman, Sheldon Goldman, Philip “Red” Goldman, and a sister, Tessie Tell.

A private memorial service will held at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are with the Bates & Anderson-Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green St., Hudson.


May 12, 2005

BERNARD LANDAU
Senior partner at law firm Hayt, Hayt & Landau

LOCUST VALLEY – Bernard D. Landau, 74, died May 6, 2005 at home in Locust Valley in his wife, Deborah’s arms.

Born Nov. 20, 1930, a graduate of Brooklyn College and Brooklyn Law School who pioneered the synthesis of law with computerization.

Founding Senior Partner of the national law firm of Hayt, Hayt, and Landau, with 35 offices in eight states. Chairman of CEO of Professional Data Services. The two combined entities employed more than 1,600 people. Recognized by the health care industry as the leader in so many dimensions of computerizing the needs of the hospital industry from their business offices to medical records.

He spawned and monitored numerous other professionals and executives into their own successful careers. He will be missed by all and remembered devoutly by those who knew him best.

Survivors include his wife Deborah; three children: Terri, Lauren and Brian; five grandchildren: Alexandra, Lindsay, Allysa, Evan and Spencer. Other survivors included are in-laws, Diane (Durnin) Doyle of East Durham, Patricia Durnin, Denise Durnin, Matthew Durnin of Brooklyn, James Durnin of Raleigh, N.C., Thomas Durnin of Hazlet, N.J. and James and Catherine Durnin of Brooklyn, Hugh Doyle and three nephews: James, Thomas and Joseph Reynolds.

Calling hours will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Fairchild Sons Inc., 1570 Northern Blvd., Manhasset.

Funeral services will be at 12 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.


May 12, 2005

JOHN PICCOLA SR.
Enjoyed all sports

ACRA – John Piccola Sr., 78, of 907 Edison Timmerman Rd., Acra, died peacefully Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at St. Peters Hospital in Albany with his family at his side.

Born April 11, 1927 in Brooklyn, he was the son of the late Frank and Anna Cecelia (Love) Piccola.

Mr. Piccola served in both the United States Army and Merchant Marines during World War II. He was an employee of Consolidated Edison of New York for 30 years prior to his retirement. He enjoyed life to the fullest. He enjoyed woodworking, boating, fishing, bird watching and all sports.

Survivors include his wife, Linda (Haller) Piccola of Acra; two sons: John D. Piccola Jr. and wife Barbara of Athens, and Robert Piccola and wife Cindee of Ghent; a daughter, Marie Piccola and finance Jerry of Earlton; two brothers: Frank Piccola and wife Grace of Middle Island, NY, and Edward Piccola of Richmond Hill, NY; two sisters: Joan Kearny of Queens and Lorraine Gallo and husband Lou of Mt. Arlington, NJ; a step-son, Albert M. Barbato and wife Maureen of Acra; a step-daughter, Tammy L. Barbato of Acra; three grandchildren: Lori Palencia and husband Will; Robert Piccola and Alyssa Barbato; great granddaughter, Madison Palencia and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Helen Piccola and a son, Michael Piccola.

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

Funeral services will be held Saturday, 11 a.m. to 12 noon at the funeral home, followed by a 12:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Patrick’s R.C. Church, Bridge Street, Catskill. The Rev. John J. Murphy, Pastor, will be officiating.

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

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association or the Diabetes Association.


MAY 13, 2005

EDWARD HILLICOSS
Loving husband and father

GREENVILLE – Edward Joseph Hillicoss, 59, of Greenville, died suddenly at his home on May 10, 2005.

Born in Catskill on Feb. 19, 1946, he was the son of Evah (Deyo) Mack and the late Alfred Hillicoss.

He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1963 to 1971. A truck driver and member of Teamsters Local No. 294, he had been employed by Carman Trucking in Albany. He was noted for his work on family genealogy and loved his outdoor work. His family will remember him as a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother.

Surviving are his wife, Barbara (Goff) Hillicoss; his mother, Evah Mack and stepfather, Philip; his stepmother, Ingeborg Hillicoss; a daughter, Sherry Ann McGuinness and her husband Tom of Greenville; two sons, Wayne Lee Hillicoss (USAF) and his wife, Heather of Oklahoma City, OK and Mark H. Jenson II (USAF) and his wife Michelle of Honolulu, HI; his grandchildren: Thomas, Ryan, Taylor and Kaitlin McGuinness, Mark H. Jenson III and Amber Lee Jenson; his brothers and sisters: Allen Hillicoss, Susan Hauck, Carol Wilsey, Sandy, Sidney and Sharon Goff, Phyllis Moorehouse and Danny and Lina Mack.

He was predeceased by a sister, Shirley Hillicoss.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville. As to his wishes he was cremated at the Albany Rural Cemetery. Those who desire may contribute in his memory to the Greene County Women’s League, P.O. Box 341, Round Top, NY, 12473.


May 13, 2005 

MARY KRZYKOWSKI LANE LADUE

COXSACKIE – Mary A. Krzykowski Ladue, 64, of Coxsackie, died Thursday, May 12, 2005 at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany.

She was the wife of the late Walter Krzykowski.

Survivors include her husband, Walter H. Ladue; a daughter; Deborah Krzykowski of West Coxsackie; a son, Walter A. Krzykowski of Coxsackie; a brother, John Farinaccio; and two grandchildren, Evelyn Walker and Allen Krzykowski.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 14 at the Babcock Funeral Home in Ravena. Friends may call at the funeral  home on Saturday starting at 9:30 a.m.  prior to the service.

Burial will follow in St. Agnes cemetery in Menands. Contributions in Mary’s memory may be made to St. Patrick’s Church, 21 Main St., Ravena, NY 12143.


May 13, 2005 

AILENE MCGOVERN
Arrangements incomplete

TANNERSVILLE – Ailene Wase McGovern, 95, of Boonville, NY, formerly of Tannersville, died at the Sunset Nursing Home in Boonville May 12, 2005.

Arrangements under the direction of the Aston-Basagic Funeral Home, 7742 Main St., Hunter, are incomplete.


May 13, 14,  2005

ALMA (BISHOP) MORRIL
Loving wife and mother

CAIRO – Alma V. (Bishop) Morrill, 76, of Cairo, died at Columbia Memorial Hospital after a brief illness Thursday, May 12, 2005 with her family at her side.

Born March 17, 1929, in Leeds, she was the daughter of Roland and Olive (Hamm) Bishop.

Alma was a lifetime resident of Bross Street in Cairo. She graduated from Cairo Central School, class of 1947, where she participated in intramural sports and was elected the first female president of the student council. After graduation she was employed at the Cairo Diner, a family owned business, from 1939 to 1953. In 1953 she was employed at the First National Bank of Cairo which ultimately became the present day Bank of America. It was here that she held the positions of teller, head teller, and finally retired as secretary in 1974. At that time, she joined the firm of Morrill Associates, Professional Surveyors as bookkeeper and secretary where she remained until 1980 when she became the personal legal secretary to Mr. Earnest Puglisi, a Cairo attorney. She was a life long member of the Cairo Methodist Church and will be deeply missed by those who knew her. Survivors include her husband, Harold P. Morrill; daughter, Margaret Stauble of Catskill; granddaughter, Jennifer Anderson; and two great-grandchildren: Justin and Taylor Anderson of Cobleskill.

She was predeceased by her sister, Helen Mongardi, who died Oct. 29, 1969; her father on April 28, 1973 and her mother on March 22, 2000.

Calling hours were Friday at the Richards Funeral Home, Bross Street, Cairo.

Funeral services will be  held Saturday at noon at the funeral home, Rev. Retta Lykens, Pastor of the United Methodist Church of Cairo, will officiate. Interment will follow in the Cairo Cemetery in the family plot.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association of N.E.N.Y., 3 Winners Circle, Suite 300, Albany, NY 12205-1187.


May 13, 14, 2005 

PHILLIP J. SALLESE
Catskill High School graduate

CATSKILL – Phillip J. Sallese, 19, of 260 Grove School Rd., Catskill, died suddenly Tuesday evening, May 10, 2005, at home.

Born Aug. 27, 1985 in West Islip, NY, he was the son of Joseph Sallese of Albany and Christine (Claro) Sallese of Catskill.

Phillip was a graduate of Catskill High School, Class of 2003. He was presently attending Columbia-Greene Community College and was an employee of Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.

His passion was playing the Yu-Gi-Oh tournaments and Magic Cards.

In addition to his parents, survivors include three sisters: Samantha Sallese, Nicole Sallese of Catskill and Michelle Sallese of New Hampshire; a brother, Joseph Sallese of New Hampshire; paternal grandparents, Joseph and Concetta (Poli) Sallese of Woburn, MA; maternal grandfather, Rocco Claro of Catskill; a great-grandmother, Carmella (Spera) Sallese of Lexington, MA; two nieces, Angelina and Isabella Shanley of Catskill; and many cousins, aunts and uncles.

Philip was predeceased by his grandmother, Patricia Claro.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on today and Sunday at the Traver & McCurry Funeral Home, 234 Jefferson Heights, Catskill.

Funeral services will be conducted from 8 to 9 a.m. on Monday at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, Bridge St., Catskill with the Rev. John J. Murphy officiating.

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


May 14, 2005

AILENE MCGOVERN
Born in Woodstock

HUNTER – Ailene Wase McGovern, 95, formerly of Tannersville, died May 12, 2005 at the Sunset Nursing Home in Boonville.

She was a homemaker. She was born Dec. 9, 1909 to Edward and Millie Schoonmaker Wase in Woodstock.

She was predeceased by four brothers: Vernon, Ben, Fred and George; three sisters: Hazel and Sybil Wase and Catherine Malise of Whitesboro.

Survivors include nieces Millie Overbaugh of Saugerties, Carol Devoe of Remsen, Joyce Freiermuth of March, Cathy Hollner of Albany and Audrey Gardner.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 17, 2005 at 11 a.m. at the Aston-Basagic Funeral Home, 7742 Main St., Hunter. Officiating will be the Rev. Anthony Motta. Interment will follow in the Tannersville Evergreen Cemetery.

Friends and relatives may call at the funeral home on Monday, May 16, 1005 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart Fund or the Immaculate Conception Church Building Fund.


 May 16, 17, 2005

GERTRUDE M. DRACHE
Member Secular Franciscan Order

CATSKILL – Gertrude M. Drache, 78, of 140 Jefferson Heights, Catskill, died May 14, 2005 at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.

Born Dec. 26, 1926 in Germany she was the daughter of Henry and Maria (Spange) Drache.

Gertrude moved to the U.S. at the age of two and a half making her home in Brooklyn. She moved to Catskill in 1986, retiring from the New York Telephone after 40 years of service.

While living in Catskill, she became a member of the Secular Franciscan Order.

She was a graduate of Midwood High School in Brooklyn and was also an avid reader.

Survivors include two nieces: Mrs. Eugene (Ingeborg-Spange) Van Gassbeck and family of New Baltimore and Mrs. Alfred (Christel-Spange) Schnare and family of Coxsackie; several great nieces and nephews and two dear friends, Mary Leyden and Patricia Berg.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, May 17 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the W.C. Brady’s Sons Inc. Funeral Home, 97 Mansion St., Coxsackie. Funeral services will take place Tuesday at the funeral home during the calling hours. The Rev. John J. Murphy will officiate.

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

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society. Envelopes can be obtained at the funeral home.


May 16, 17, 2005

JOSEPH J. FLACH
Greenville Barber Shop Owner

GREENVILLE – Joseph J. Flach, 87, of Greenville died May 14, 2005 at his home.

Born Sept. 4, 1917 in Brooklyn, he was the son of the late Karl and Anna (Lammly) Flach.

From three years of age he grew up on the family farm in Alcove. As a teenager he learned the barbering trade in Greenville. He then became a Class A Machinist and during World War II worked at the General Electric Defense Plant in Schenectady. In 1948 he opened the Greenville Barber Shop and continued there until May 2004.

Joe was an avid hunter and bowler and played in the Kingsmen Trio Band. He was seen playing at the Greenville Old Timers Party for years. He will be remembered for his good natured attitude and his love for his family.

Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Elizabeth Schwebler) Flach and his wife Barbara; a daughter, Joyce Mueller and her husband Ron; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren; a brother, Fred Flach and three sisters: Rose Klob, Louise Seaburg and Elizabeth Harris; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Joe was predeceased by two sisters: Anna Lessmueller and Ida Plass; and a brother, the Rev. Charles Flach.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday, May 19, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 Route 81, Greenville.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 20, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

Interment will be in the Alcove Cemetery.

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


May 17, 2005 

MARGARET PROPER
Arrangements incomplete

VALATIE – Margaret Proper, 64, of Church Street, Valatie, died Saturday, May 14, 2005 at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany.

Funeral services under the direction of Traver & McCurry Funeral Home in Catskill are presently incomplete.


May 17, 2005

LOTTIE P. SKULA
Loving mother

GREENVILLE – Lottie P. Skula, 91, of Greenville died May 15, 2005 at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.

Born June 27, 1913 in Dickson City, PA, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Eva (Blayda) Forek.

She will be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother and a friend to all who knew her.

Survivors include two sons: Nicholas Skula of Farmingdale, NY and Terry Skula of West Palm Beach, FL; two daughters: Carol Coons and June Channing, both of Surprise; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, John N. Skula Jr.; a son, James Skula and nine brothers and sisters.

Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, May 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 State Route 81, Greenville.

Interment will be in the Greenville Cemetery.


May 17, 18, 2005

MARGARET PROPER
Beloved mother

VALATIE – Margaret Ann Bray Proper, 64, of Valatie, died Saturday, May 14, 2005 at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany.

She was born Nov. 7, 1940 in Catskill, the daughter of the late Frederick and Josephine (Picardi) Bray.

Survivors include two sons: John Proper of South Cairo and Frank Proper of Kiskatom; a stepdaughter, Elizabeth Proper of Florida; two sisters: Rose Bray and Ruth Stott of Catskill; a grandson, Frank Proper; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Proper was predeceased by her husband, Frank Proper on July 9, 1996.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Traver & McCurry Funeral Home, 234 Jefferson Heights.

Funeral services will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday evening with the Rev. John J. Murphy, pastor of St. Patrick’s Church of Catskill officiating.

Private cremation will be performed at Park View Cemetery in Schnectady.


May 17, 18, 2005

MEYER OREN
Formerly owned A. Oren and Sons Furniture

CATSKILL – Meyer Oren, 88, of Fountainview Drive in Monsey, formerly of Catskill and Delray Beach, FL, died Sunday, May 15, 2005 at his residence.

He was a graduate of Catskill High School and was in the last graduating class prior to the fire. He was a member of the National Guard.

Mr. Oren owned and operated the A. Oren and Sons Furniture of Catskill where he worked with his brother, Isidore and son Allan.

Survivors include his loving wife of 65 years, Shirley Becker Oren, formerly of Albany. Beloved father of Elissa Davis and her husband Bob of Suffern and Allan Oren and his wife Barbara of Catskill; grandfather of Brian (Lisa) Oren and their children Lindsey and Jessica of Ridgefield, CT, Andrea Gordon (John) and their children Zachary and Zoe of Randolph, NJ, Robin Epstein (Jay) and their children Itai and Maya of Yehud Israel and Laurie Mulsman (Jon) and their daughter, Rachel of Salem, MA.

Mr. Oren was predeceased by his parents, Abraham and Jennie Saxe Oren.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 19, at Temple Israel, Spring Street, Catskill.

The period of mourning will be observed at the home of Allan Oren, 6 Abeel Drive, Catskill, on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday evenings commencing at 7 p.m.

Interment will be in the Temple Israel Cemetery in Catskill.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Levine Memorial Chapel, 649 Washington Ave., Albany.

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


May 17, 2005 

JOHN E. POVILITIS
Interment

HUNTER – Mass of Christian Burial for John E. Povilitis, 51, of Hunter, who died March 20, 2005, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 21 at St. Francis deSales Roman Catholic Church in Elka Park.

Internment will follow in the church cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Aston-Basagic Funeral Home, 7742 Main St., Hunter.


May 17, 18, 2005

JOYCE A. MOOREHOUSE
Beloved mother

HUDSON – Joyce A. Moorehouse, 44, of Hudson, died suddenly May 16, 2005 at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.

She was born in Catskill on Feb. 22, 1961, daughter of Marlene (Odenthal) Case and the late Herbert A. Helmedach.

Survivors include her mother, Marlene Case and stepfather, Lawrence; her stepmother, Lorraine Helmedach; two sons, Joshua and Jeremiah Case; three grandchildren, Jadya, Gabriel and Kameron Case; two step-grandchildren, Brady and Hope; two sisters, Tina Sisson and Dawn Utter; five stepsisters: Patricia Lee, Diane Davis, Brenda Heath, Ann Berryann, Lorinda Burhan and her fiance Peter Smith.

Besides her father, she was predeceased by two sons, Jacob and Jamie Helmedach and a brother, Herbert Helmedach.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Cunningham Funeral Home, Greenville.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Church in Greenville.

Interment will be in the Greenville Cemetery.


May 19, 2005

FRANCIS ‘ALVAH’ MUMBY
Graveside services

CATSKILL – Graveside services for Francis “Alvah” Mumby, who died March 17, 2005, will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2005 at 12 noon at the Jefferson Rural Cemetery, Catskill. Family and friends are cordially invited to attend. The Rev. Harrison Putnam, Pastor of Zion Lutheran church in Athens will officiate at the graveside service.

The day of the graveside service everyone is asked to meet at the cemetery.

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


May 19, 2005

RICHARD C. VAN TASSELL
Beloved brother

COLONIE – Richard C. Van Tassell, 83, of Colonie, formerly of Albany and Cooksburg, NY, died Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at the Ann Lee Home.

Born in Cooksburg, NY June 28, 1921, he was the son of the late Elmer and Ruth (Hulbert) Van Tassell.

He was a graduate of Middleburgh Central School in 1939. He had been employed by the NYSDOT having worked out of Preston Hollow, NY. He will be remembered for always being seen riding his bicycle all over Albany and Greene counties.

He was the beloved brother of Edith Place of Cohoes; uncle of Kathleen Alvarez of Cincinnati, OH, William Place of Holden, MA, Terrence Place of Troy, Kevin Place of Latham, Timothy Place of Alpharetta, GA; also several grand nieces and nephews.

As to his wishes, cremation will be at the Albany Rural Cemetery.

Services will be at the convenience of the family. Those who desire may contribute in his memory to the organization or charity of their own choice.

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


MAY 20, 2005 

HOLGER STOEVER
Owned Stoever’s Restaurant

KISKATOM – Holger Stoever, 54, of Kiskatom, died suddenly Wednesday, May 18, while visiting at his mother’s home in Concord, NH.

Born in Hamburg, Germany on March 2, 1951, he was the son of Gertrude Biederman Stoever and the late Warner Stoever.

He and his family owned and operated Stoever’s Restaurant on Route 32, which is now Stoever’s Gift Shop.

He was an active member of Catskill Lodge No. 468 F & A.M., serving currently as the Tiler and Chairman of the Trustees. He was also an active member of the Cyprus Shrine Temple.

His generous gift of organ donation will enrich the lives of many grateful families.

Survivors include his wife, Christina Losert Stoever of Kiskatom; his son, Eric Stoever of Troy; and his mother, Gertrud Stoever of Concord, NH.

Mr. Stoever was predeceased by his father, Werner Stoever, on July 12, 2004.

Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home, 139 Jefferson Heights, Catskill. Members of the Masonic Lodge are requested to attend 8 p.m. fraternal services.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. The Rev. David C. Tipple, pastor of the Kiskatom Reformed Church will officiate.

Interment will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospital of Children, 516 Carew St., Springfield, MA 01104.


May 21, 2005

JANICE A. CARNEY

Homemaker

POUGHKEEPSIE – Janice A. Carney, 59, of Wappingers Falls, died Saturday, May 14, 2005 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie, where she had been a patient since May 10.

Mrs. Carney was born in Saugerties on Jan. 11, 1946 to Lucille Corratti Ricks and the late Charles Ricks, Jr.

She graduated from Saugerties High School and married Raymond I. Carney, Jr., on June 27, 1964.

She was a homemaker who raised their four children while her husband commuted daily into Manhattan to Lincoln Center.

Mrs. Carney is survived by her husband, Raymond I. Carney, Jr. of Wappingers Falls and their four children: Raymond I. Carney II of Arnold, MD, Michael J. Carney of Manhatan, Anthony P. Carney of Decatur, AL, and Jennifer Marie Carney of Highland; her mother, Lucille Corratti Ricks of FL; and her brothers Charles Ricks III and Phillip Ricks of Las Vegas, NV; as well as several nieces and nephews.

A prayer service was held on Wednesday, May 18 at 1:30 p.m. at the Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home, Jefferson Heights, Catskill, with Rev. John J. Murphy officiating. Interment followed in St. Patrick’s Cemetery.


MAY 21, 2005

ETHEL VIVIAN HAUN
Beloved aunt

UTICA – Ethel Vivian Haun, 80, of Utica and formerly of Nelsonville and Dutchess Co., NY, died Thursday, May 19, 2005 at Faxton-St. Lukes Health Care in Utica.

Born July 1, 1924, in Cold Spring, NY, she was the daughter of the late Ellsworth and Viola (Van Vliet) Haun.

Survivors include her nephew, Robert (Rose) Rundell of Delray Beach, FL; nieces Esther Ann (Jack) Bernard of Walden, NY, Alayne (Michael) Rhodes of Salt Point, NY, Gale (William) Ilsley of Catskill, Ann (Carl) Rymski of Slingerlands, Jane (Wayne) Johanson of Granville, NY; numerous great nephews and great nieces; and great-great nephews and nieces; and the Joostema family of Cary, NC.

She was the sister of the late Viola Rundell, Leslie Eldred and Elmore Haun and the aunt of the late Joyce Bender and George Haun.

Graveside services will be held at the Mellenville Union Cemetery, Mellenville, NY at the convenience of the family.

Memorial donations may be made to the Masonic Care Community, 2150 Bleecker St., Utica, NY 13501.


MAY 21, 2005

MARIA LOPEZ
Beloved mother

GHENT – Maria Lopez, 94, of Ghent, died May 19, 2005 at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.

She was born Sept. 19, 1910 in Puerto Rico and was the daughter of the late Eusebio and Josefa (Diaz) Lopez.

She moved from the Bronx to Ghent eight months ago.

Survivors include three sons: Alex Lopez of Philmont, Jose’ M. Lopez and Miguel Lopez, both of Florida. She is also survived by three daughters: Iris V. Lopez of Hudson, Maria I. Lopez of the Bronx, and Ines Montanez of Boston, MA; as well as 14 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

Her husband predeceased her.

Calling hours will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Valenti and Richards Funeral Home, 700 Town Hall Drive, Hudson.

Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with Rev. Orville Wells, Pastor of The Gospel Lighthouse Church of Stottville officiating.

Interment will follow in the family plot of the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Greenport.


MAY 21, 2005

AGNES B. MERGENDAHL
Beloved wife

ATHENS – Agnes B. Mergendahl, 80, of 3 South Franklin St., Athens, died May 19, 2005, at her residence following a long illness.

She was born in Kingston on Oct. 14, 1924 and was the daughter of the late Augustus and Agnes (Mutchler) Williams.

Mrs. Mergendahl has been an area resident for 50 years and was a member of the Federted Church of Athens and a past member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Morton Fire Company.

Many years ago she was employed at the Brady Laundry Company in Athens.

Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Robert F. Mergendahl of Athens; a son, William Mergendahl of Georgia; three daughters: Laraine Robinson of Cairo, Nancy Maurer and Sandra Lackie both of Athens; also two sisters, Mary Gransbury and Joan Wilson, both of Athens; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Richards Funeral Home, 28 North Vernon St., Athens.

Funeral services will take place at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with Rev. Lynne Sullivan, Pastor of the Federated Church of Athens officiating.

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


MAY 21, 23, 2005

JOSEPH MCGUIRE
Loving father and grandfather

MARGARETVILLE – Joseph McGuire, 91, of Prattsville, died on Friday, May 20, 2005 at the Margaretville Hospital in Margaretville, NY.

He was born on Sept. 9, 1913 in Brooklyn, NY, the son of the late George and the late Mary (nee Daly) McGuire.

Mr. McGuire was predeceased by his wife, Ruth, daughter, Patricia Ilund and son Joseph McGuire, Jr.

He is survived by his brother, Bill McGuire, daughters: Jeanette Gura and Catherine Plimeni; and sons-in-law, Joseph Gura and Frank Polimeni and George Ilund; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Calling hours will be held at Decker Funeral Home, 134 Main St., Windham, on Sunday, May 22, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Sunday evening, May 22, at 8 p.m. with the Rev. James Schiffer officiating.

Internment will be Monday, May 23, at 12 noon at the Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Ashland.


MAY 21, 2005

HOLGER STOEVER
Owned Stoever’s Restaurant

KISKATOM – Holger Stoever, 54, of Kiskatom, died suddenly Wednesday, May 18, while visiting at his mother’s home in Concord, NH.

Born in Hamburg, Germany on March 2, 1951, he was the son of Gertrude Biederman Stoever and the late Warner Stoever.

He and his family owned and operated Stoever’s Restaurant on Route 32, which is now Stoever’s Gift Shop.

He was an active member of Catskill Lodge No. 468 F & A.M., serving currently as the Tiler and Chairman of the Trustees. He was also an active member of the Cyprus Shrine Temple.

His generous gift of organ donation will enrich the lives of many grateful families.

Survivors include his wife, Christina Losert Stoever of Kiskatom; his son, Eric Stoever of Troy; and his mother, Gertrud Stoever of Concord, NH.

Survivors include his wife, Christine Losert Stoever of Kiskatom and their son, Eric Stoever of Troy; and his mother, Gertrude Stoever of Concord, NH.

Mr. Stoever was predeceased by his father, Werner Stoever, on July 12, 2004.

Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home, 139 Jefferson Heights, Catskill. Members of the Masonic Lodge are requested to attend 8 p.m. fraternal services.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. The Rev. David C. Tipple, pastor of the Kiskatom Reformed Church will officiate.

Interment will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospital of Children, 516 Carew St., Springfield, MA 01104.

The Waters Funeral Home in Concord, NH served the Stoever family in New Hampshire.


MAY 23, 2005

WILLIAM L. BALDWIN
U.S. Army Veteran

RAVENA – William L. Baldwin, 69, of New Baltimore died at his residence on Saturday, May 21, 2005.

After 33 years in New Jersey he returned to his home in New Baltimore. He was the son of the late James and Emma Lou Baldwin.

William was an Army veteran serving in the European Theater and during the Korean War. In 1992 he retired after many years of service as a chemical engineer with Devro Inc., a division of Johnson & Johnson in New Jersey.

William had been a member and captain of the Martinsville Rescue Squad and Fire Co., past master of Solomon’s Lodge No. 46, member and past high priest of Keystone Chapter No. 25 and a member of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, all in New Jersey. He was a member of the New Baltimore Cornell Hook & Ladder, the Coxsackie Ark Lodge No. 48 and was a very active member of the New Baltimore Reformed Church. He volunteered for many organizations.

Survivors include his wife, Helga Baldwin, of New Baltimore; children: Karl J. (Patricia) Baldwin of NJ, Sylvia U. (Paul) Hollman of CT, and Heidi I. (Mark) Carpenter of West Seneca; a brother, James H. Baldwin Jr. of CO; six grandchildren; one great-grandson; uncle Clifford Baldwin of New Baltimore and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 25, at the New Baltimore Reformed Church. Interment will be in Chestnut Lawn Cemetery. Contributions in memory of William may be made to the Cornell Hook & Ladder, P.O. Box 200, New Baltimore, NY 12124 or to the New Baltimore Reformed Church.


MAY 23, 24, 2005

MICHAEL J. MCKINLEY
C-D high school senior

CAIRO – Michael J. McKinley, 17, of Cairo, died suddenly of injuries received in a motor vehicle accident on May 21, 2005 in Greenville.

He was born in Glen Cove on Nov. 2, 1987, the son of Robert McKinley and Sarah (Keenan) Caprio.

Michael was a senior at Cairo-Durham Central School and would have graduated with the Class of 2005. He loved art, hiking, dirt bike riding and the outdoors.

He planned to pursue a career as an artist.

Survivors include his mother, Sarah Caprio and stepfather, David Caprio of Cairo; his father, Robert McKinley of Selden, NY; his maternal grandparents, Sarah and Frank Keenan of Durham; his paternal grandparents, JoAnn and Robert McKinley of Rocky Point, NY; a brother, Robert McKinley of Durham; a sister, Danielle Caprio of Cairo and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday from the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 Route 81, Greenville with an 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Knock Shrine in East Durham.

Interment will follow in the Greenville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Make A Wish Foundation of Northeast New York, 950 New Loudon Road, Suite 280, Latham, NY 12110.


MAY 23, 2005 

PAUL J. SUTTER, JR.
Arrangements incomplete

BOSTON – Paul J. Sutter Jr., 57, died suddenly May 21, 2005 at Melrose Wakefield Hospital, Boston.

He was the son of Paul Sutter and Ruth (Volker) Sutter of Cairo.

Funeral arrangements under the Richards Funeral home, 383 Bross St., Cairo, are to be announced according to the family’s wishes.


May 24, 2005

MARIAN BEERS
Beloved mother

PRATTSVILLE – Marian Beers, 90, of Prattsville, died Sunday at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.

Born Aug. 18, 1914, in Prattsville, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and the late Emma (Voorhees) Enderlin.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include a daughter, Joan Ohl and a son-in-law, Nelson; grandson, Edwin and his wife, Jane; great-grandchildren: Taylor and Christopher Ohl; her sister, Evelyn Cammer and sister-in-law, Ethel Peck; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, Cecil, in 1994.

Calling hours will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Decker Funeral Home, 134 Main St., Windham.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with the service conducted by the Rev. David Overton.

Interment will be in the Fairlawn Cemetery in Prattsville.


May 24, 2005

MICHAEL J. MCKINLEY
C-D high school senior

CAIRO – Michael J. McKinley, 17, of Cairo, died suddenly of injuries received in a motor vehicle accident on May 21, 2005 in Greenville.

He was born in Glen Cove on Nov. 2, 1987, the son of Robert McKinley and Sarah (Keenan) Caprio.

Michael was a senior at Cairo-Durham Central School and would have graduated with the Class of 2005. He loved art, hiking, dirt bike riding and the outdoors.

He planned to pursue a career as an artist.

Survivors include his mother, Sarah Caprio and stepfather, David Caprio of Cairo; his father, Robert McKinley of Selden, NY; his maternal grandparents, Sarah and Frank Keenan of Durham; his paternal grandparents, JoAnn and Robert McKinley of Rocky Point, NY; a brother, Robert McKinley of Durham; a sister, Danielle Caprio of Cairo and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Calling hours are today from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 at the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 Route 1, Greenville.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday from the funeral Home, 4898 Route 81, Greenville with an 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Knock Shrine in East Durham.

Interment will follow in the Greenville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Make A Wish Foundation of Northeast New York, 950 New Loudon Road, Suite 280, Latham, NY 12110.


May 24, 25, 2005

PAUL J. SUTTER
Accountant

CAIRO – Paul J. Sutter, 57 of Stonham, MA, formerly of Cairo, died suddenly May 21, 2005 at Boston, MA.

He was born in Catskill and is the son of Paul and Ruth (Volker) Sutter Sr.

He was a graduate of Cairo High School Class of 1965 and of The Bentley College in Waltham, MA, Class of 1969. In 1969 he moved from the Cairo area to Stonham, MA.

He was employed by The Packard Development Corp., in Newton, MA as an accountant.

His hobbies included gardening and he was a member of St. Patrick’s Church in Stonham, MA.

Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Therese M. (Gaglione) Sutter of Stonham, MA; two sisters, Patricia Sutter of Freehold and Eileen Sutter Ferrier of Earlton; a niece, Michelle Altieri and her husband, Vincent of Saugerties; a great-niece, Ashley of Saugerties; a nephew, Jeffrey Ferrier and his wife, Jerilynn of Earlton; also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins; as well as a sister-in-law, Sam Gaglione of Clifton Park.

Calling hours will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Richards Funeral Home, Bross St., Cairo.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 26, 2005 at the Sacred Heart Church of Cairo, with Rev. Fr., J. Nunan, Pastor as the celebrant.

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


MAY 26, 2005

JOHN J. CAIAZZO JR
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Past chief of Cairo Hose Company

CAIRO – John J. Caiazzo Jr., 74, of 627 Bross St., Cairo, died Tuesday, May 24, 2005 at his residence after a long illness.

Born in Brooklyn Dec. 8, 1930 he was the son of the late John J. and Theresa (Fatturso) Caiazzo.

Mr. Caiazzo has been an area resident of Cairo for 49 years. He served his country in the United States Army from Oct. 1951 to Sept. 1953. He was a member of the Carpenter’s Union Local #219 and a member of the Cairo Chamber of Commerce. He was a past chief of the Cairo Hose Company, past president of both the Greene County Fire Chief’s Association and the Greene County Volunteer Fireman’s Association and he was a life member of the Greene County Volunteer Fireman’s Association.

Survivors include his wife, Frances V. (Droscoll) Caiazzo “Peaches” of Cairo; two sisters, Adeline Cuoco of Long Island, NY and Florence Baum of CA and several nieces and nephews.

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

The Cairo Hose Company will hold services at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Church, Cairo with Rev. Fr. J. Nunan, Pastor, the celebrant.

Interment with full military honors will follow in the family plot of the Cairo Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers contributions in his memory may be made to the Cairo Hose Co. Scholarship Fund, Cairo, NY 12413, or to the Greene County Women’s League Cancer Patient Aid, P.O. Box 341, Round Top, NY 12473, Attention: Memorial. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.


MAY 26, 2005 

BERNARD CLANCY
Beloved husband and father

SURPRISE – Bernard “Bernie” Gerard Clancy, 72, died Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at St. Peter’s Hospice in Albany.

Born in Brooklyn in 1932 he moved to Port Richmond, Staten Island in 1939. He then moved to Surprise in October of 2000 where he enjoyed golfing, playing cards, and was an avid Frank Sinatra fan. For years he played basketball and softball for various establishments such as Ligrecis Denino’s, St. Peter’s and Port Richmond High. During the summer months he enjoyed vacationing in Surprise.

He retired in 1998 from the International Longshoreman’s Association and Local Number One. He also enjoyed trips to Saratoga Racetrack and golfing with his longtime friend Kenny Elsbree of Surprise and his wife Nancy.

Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Nancy; four daughters: Kathleen Pineiro, Christine Anger, Carol and Kerry Clancy; four grandchildren; and two sons-in-law, Jose Pineiro and Moose Anger.

Calling hours are from5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 Route 81, Greenville and in Staten Island on Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

Funeral services will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. from the Harmon Funeral Home, Forest Avenue, Staten Island with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. Roch’s Church in Staten Island.

Interment will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery in Staten Island following the Saturday Mass.


MAY 28, 2005

GERTRUDE M. DRACHE 
Memorial Mass

CATSKILL – A Memorial Mass for Gertrude M. Drache who died on May 14, 2005, will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2005 at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Church, Catskill.

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


MAY 28, 2005 

RUTH A. CONRAD
Farmer and gardener

COXSACKIE – Ruth A. Conrad (Kummer), 84, died Tuesday, May 10, 2005 after a brief illness.

A long time resident of Earlton, Ruth was born in Dow City, Iowa.

In addition to farming, Ruth drove a school bus for the Coxsackie-Athens School District before taking a job with the New York State Department of Labor.

An avid gardener, she pursued her love of horticulture working at Story’s Nursery in Freehold during her retirement years.

She was predeceased by her sister, Helen, and brothers, Frank, Richard and John.

Ruth is survived by her children: Carol (John) Griner of Voorheesville, Charles (Nancy Jo) of Scottsville, Carter (Patricia) of Tacoma, Washington, and Cheryl of Webster; sisters: Marie Shafer of Iowa, Alice Schubert of Coxsackie and Kathryn Reed of Preston Hollow; grandchildren: Eileen Griner, Steven and David Conrad, Carter and Brendon Conrad and Brooke Abounader; and many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be Saturday, June 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the W.C. Brady’s Sons, Inc. Funeral Home, 97 Mansion St., Coxsackie. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. The family requests no flowers, please.

For those who wish, contributions may be made in Ruth’s memory to the Community Hospice of Albany, 445 New Karner Rd., Albany, NY 12205, or the American Cancer Society, 260 Osborne Rd., Loudonville, NY 12211.


MAY 28, 2005 

NANCY L.  HOBART
Loving mother

CATSKILL – Nancy L. Hobart, 67, of Coxsackie, died May 26, 2005 at her residence.

Born in Catskill on June 28, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Louise (Murphy) Noeth.

Nancy was a lifelong resident of Coxsackie, and was a member of North East Stock Car Old Timers (NESCOT).

She was predeceased by her husband, Forrest T. Hobart, on May 31, 1988.

She is survived by three sons: Marc T. Hobart of Purling, Jeffrey C. Hobart of Coxsackie, and Thomas M. Hobart of Coxsackie; a daughter, Cindy L. Kniffen of Catskill; a brother, Joseph L. Noeth of Coxsackie; two sisters: Judy Lampman of Leeds and Bettyann Hotaling of Ravena; six grandchildren: Stephen L. Hobart of Troy, Matthew T. Hobart of Clifton Park, Jonathan T. Hobart of Freehold, Melissa A. Hobart of Coxsackie, Ryan F. Hobart of Coxsackie, and Cayden T. Hobart of Coxsackie; many cousins, nieces and nephews and a dear friend and pinochle player, Gerry Millett.

A memorial service will take place on Wednesday, June 1 at 6 p.m. at the Second Reformed Church, 16 Washington Ave., Coxsackie, with Rev. Carolyn Lewis, Pastor of the Second Reformed Church of Coxsackie officiating.

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

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

Contributions in her memory may be made to the Coxsackie Rescue Squad, 119 Mansion St., Coxsackie, NY 12051. Envelopes will be available at the church for your convenience.


MAY 29, 2005

KELLY ANN GIANCOTTI
Arrangements Pending

FISHKILL – Kelly Ann Giancotti, 22, of Fishkill, NY died peacefully in the loving arms of her devoted parents and fiance on May 28, 2005 after a valiant 25-month struggle with brain cancer.

Kelly Ann was born in the Bronx on July 24, 1982.

She was well-known in the East Durham community, having spent a good part of the summers of her youth and with her late grandparents, Jack and Margie O’Connor of Greenville and great-grandparents, Michael and Peggy Mulvihill of Freehold.

She was an accomplished student of Michael Farrell’s School of Irish Dance and a talented singer. “Kels” will be sadly and forever missed by the multitudes of people whose lives she touched during her all-too-brief life.

Left to grieve their only, most beloved child, are her parents, Deirdre (nee O’Connor) and Scott Giancotti. Other survivors include her fiance, Edward Lindquist and her aunts, uncles and cousins: Monsignor Desmond O’Connor of New York City; Brendan and Sue O’Connor and their children, Kevin, Michael, Cara and Patricia of Mahopac; Aiden and Bernadette O’Connor and their children, Thomas, Aidan Jr. and William of Freehold; Nuala O’Connor of Briarcliff Manor; Maura and Jimmy Fox and their children, Erin and Kerri of Mohegan Lake; Sean and Kathy O’Connor and their children Sean Eoin and Michael of Coxsackie; Mairead and Billy Fox of Mohegan Lake; Mike and Kathy Giancotti of Norwalk, CT; Lance and Donna Giancotti and their children, Jason, Matthew, Christopher, Corey, Nicholas and Cody of Fishkill; April Giancotti of Virginia; and Glen and Lisa Giancotti of Queens, NY.

In addition to her maternal grandparents, Kelly was predeceased by her paternal grandparents, June and Lewis Giancotti of the Bronx.

Funeral arrangements are pending and are under the direction of McHoul Funeral Home, Hopewell Junction, NY.

In lieu of flowers, the family respect requests donations in Kelly’s memory to: “Friends of Kel”, 33 Fishkill Hood Road, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533. Inspired by the compassionate care rendered to Kelly and her family over the last two years, Deirdre and Scott wish to establish a Kelly Ann Giancotti Memorial Scholarship to be awarded annually to a graduating senior from Kelly’s high school who plans to pursue a nursing career.


MAY 30, 2005

FRANK G. MILZA
Arrangements incomplete

CAIRO – Frank G. Milza, 81, of Birch St., Cairo, died May 29, 2005 at his residence after a long illness.

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


MAY 31, 2005

FRANK G. MILZA

World War II Veteran

CAIRO – Frank G. Milza, 81, of 110 Birch St., Cairo, died May 29, 2005 at h is residence after a long illness.

He was born Aug. 11, 1923 in Brooklyn and was the son of the late Louis and Jennie (Perone) Milza.

Mr. Milza has been a resident of Cairo since 1972.

He was a communicant of the Sacred Heart Church of Cairo, a member of the Cairo Golden Age Club, a member of the Rip Van Winkle Senior Citizens, a member of the Cairo Republican Club, a member of the D.V.A. and a member of Catskill Elks Lodge 1341.

Mr. Milza was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army.

Survivors include his daughter-in-law, Karen Milza of South Hampton, Long Island, N.Y., a brother, Chester Milza of Florida; five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and a dear companion, JoAnn Schaefer of Cairo.

Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Richards Funeral Home, 383 Bross St., Cairo. Members of the Catskill Elks Lodge will hold services at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 2 at the Sacred Heart Church in Cairo with the Rev. Fr. J. Nunan, pastor, the celebrant.

Interment will follow in the veterans section of the Catskill Rural Cemetery with his late wife Edith Milza, who predeceased him on Feb. 10, 2001.

Full military honors will be observed at the time of the interment.


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