Obituaries from the Daily Mail
October 2004

Transcribed by Kristy Grunden
Obituaries provided by Sylvia Hasenkopf


October 1, 6, 2004 

JOHN SHEGERIAN
Former Hunter resident

HUNTER--- John Shegerian, the greatest man you could ever come to know, of Belleville, NJ and Hunter, age 66, died Sept. 28, 2004.

He was the beloved husband of Gail J. nee, Montesano.  Devoted father of Dione Biuckian, Danielle Shegerian, John and Carney Shegerian.  Cherished grandfather of Cortney, Tyler, Justin, and Alexander.  Dear brother of Mary Pernice, Lily Ajemian, and the late Victoria Shegerian.  Adored son-in-law of Constant “Monte” Montesano.

He was a self employed lithographer who in 1971 founded Litho Masters of Carlstadt and Wind Masters a wind mill company.   Always an enthusiast of professional horse racing, John owned, at one point, 100 trotters which raced all over the country.  He was also an avid boater, sports fisherman and a connoisseur of fine wines.

A memorial mass will be celebrated by Fr. Amato on Saturday, Oct. 9, in the Immaculate Conception RC Church, North lake Road (County Rte #18), Haines Falls.  Funeral arrangements entrusted to Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home, 327 Main St., Fort Lee, NJ.

For further information go online at: www.frankpatti.com or call (201) 944-0100


October 1, 2004

CATHERINE L. RANDELL
Longtime resident of Cairo

CAIRO--- Catherine L. Randell, 87, of Route 32 North, Cairo, died Sept. 28, 2004 at her residence.

She was born Oct. 30, 1916 in New York City.

Mrs. Randall was a communicant of the Sacred Heart Church of Cairo, and Our Lady of Knock Shrine in East Durham.  She had been an area resident for over 26 years.

She is also a member of the Cairo Lady Elks and the Ancient Order of Hibernians of East Durham.

Survivors include two sons Donald Randell of Cairo and Terrence Randell of East Rockaway, N.Y., and also two grandchildren Ryan and Terrence.

Besides her parents, Mrs. Randell is predeceased by her husband Michael Randell. 

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Richards Funeral Home, Bross St., Cairo.

The Lady Elks of Cairo will hold services in her memory on Friday evening at the funeral home at 7:30 p.m.

Funeral services will be 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Fr. J, Nunan, pastor of the Sacred Heart Church of Cairo officiating.

Interment will take place 10 a.m. Saturday in the Third Cavalry Cemetery in Long Island City in Section 23.


October 3, 2004 

MARY K. FREICK
Native of England

CATSKILL--- Mary K. Freick, 88, of Catskill died Friday, Oct. 1, 2004 at Columbia Memorial Hospital after a brief illness.  Formerly of Staten Island, she had resided in Catskill for the past six years.

Born March 9, 1916 in Whitehaven, England she was the daughter of the late John and Margaret Burns.

Prior to her retirement, she had been employed as a hairdresser with Bainbridge’s of England.  She was a devoted mother and grandmother who enjoyed reading.

Survivors include her daughter, Erica Freick of Catskill; two granddaughters, Erica Badalamenti and Angela DePalma; and four great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, Christopher Freick, and two brothers, James and John Burns.

Funeral services will be held Monday, Oct. 4 at 10:45 a.m. at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.  Calling hours will be held one hour prior to services at the funeral home.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. at the Church of the Resurrection of Germantown, with Rev. Theodore Gerken as celebrant.


October 4, 2004 

JOSEPH R. BRENNER
Veteran of Korean War

CATSKILL--- Joseph R. Brenner, 76, former Catskill resident, died Friday, Sept. 30, 2004 at Ferncliff Nursing Home in Rhinebeck.

He was born July 12, 1928 in Brooklyn, the son of the late Joseph and Bertha (Roller) Brenner Sr.

Mr. Brenner served in the United States Army and was a veteran of the Korean Conflict.

He was an employee of The New York Daily News in New York City prior to his retirement.

Survivors include a daughter, Anne Brenner Coglianese and her husband Chris both of India; a brother, Robert Brenner of Valley Stream, N.Y., and several cousins, nieces, and nephews. 

Mr. Brenner was predeceased by his wife Mary (Troy) Brenner.

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

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

Interment will follow in the Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville.


October 4, 2004

MAMIE T. DALEY
Saugerties resident

SAUGERTIES--- Mamie T. Daley, 77, of Teetsel Street, Saugerties died Saturday, Oct. 2, 2004 at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson after a brief illness.

Born June 12, 1927 in Cementon, she was the daughter of the late Dominick and Julia Pallina Pulilli.

A lifetime area resident, she was formerly employed as a sewing machine operator at the Miranda Dress Factory in Saugerties.

She was a parishioner of St. Mary of the Snow Roman Catholic Church in Saugerties, the Saugerties American Legion Post 72 Auxiliary, the Saugerties Senior Citizens Club #2.  She was affiliated with the RSVP program in Ulster County for over 20 years and was recently honored at a Dinner at the Hudson Valley Resort.  She also did volunteer work for the Saugerties Well and the Saugerties Food Pantry.

Survivors include her husband, Herman D. Daley with whom she celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary, two daughters: Mary Pearson of Schenectady, and Donna Mower of Hurley; a son, David K. Daley of Kingston, two brothers, Anthony Pulilli and Michael Galutch both of Catskill and one sister, Rose Galutch of Kingston, one grandson and several nieces and nephews also survive.

Mrs. Daley was predeceased by a step-father Joseph Galutch.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Seamon-Wilsey Funeral Home, corner of John and Lafayette Streets, Saugerties.

Her funeral procession will form 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, thence to St. Mary of the Snow Roman Catholic Church where a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered.

Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Saugerties.


October 4, 2004 

MARY L. WALTON
Leeds resident

LEEDS--- Mary L. Walton, 80, of 104 Feddes Trailer Court, Leeds, died Sunday, Oct. 3, 2004 at home after a long illness. 

She was born March 27, 1924 in Catskill, the daughter of the late Cuyler and Margaret (McGowan) Hallenbeck.

Mrs. Walton was a communicant at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church and was a member o the Citizen’s Hose Co. No. 5 in Catskill.

Survivors include three sons, James Cooper of Connecticut; Jeffrey Cooper of Cairo, and Wayne Cooper of Wetzler, Germany; three daughters, Mary McGrath of Catskill; Margaret Cooper of Catskill; Bonnie Walton of Washington’ two sisters, Helen Sacco of Leeds’ and Margaret Janz of Catskill; 18 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and any nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Cooper was predeceased by her son, Earl Cooper in 1995; her husband Charles F. Walton in 2002; and a daughter Jennifer Rocco in 2003.

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

Funeral services will be 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at eh funeral home.  Rev. John J. Murphy, Pastor, St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church of Catskill will be officiating.

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

Interment at the Town of Catskill Cemetery will be at the convenience of the family.


October 5, 2004

ELEANOR N. BRADY
Volunteer at Columbia Memorial Hospital

ROUND TOP--- Eleanor N. Brady, 88, of State Street, Hudson, died Saturday, Oct. 2, 2004 at the home of her son in Round Top.

Born May 6, 1916 in Schodack, she was the daughter of the late Earl and Mary (Weatherby) New.

Mrs. Brady was employed in the business office at the New York Telephone Company in Hudson for over 30 years.

She was a volunteer at Columbia Memorial Hospital and the Hudson Area Library.

Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Shirley Brady of Round Top.

She was predeceased by her husband, Ashton Brady.

There will be no calling hours.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Cedar Park Cemetery in Hudson.

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


October 5, 6, 2004 

JANE M. COOPER
Teacher

COLUMBIA, S.C. --- Jane M. Cooper, 84, formerly of Athens, died on Oct. 2, 2004 in Columbia, S.C.

She was born March 30, 1920, and the daughter of the late Floyd Mackey and Bertha Travis Mackey of Athens.

She is a graduate of SUNY Cortland, and the graduate division of the College of Saint Rose.  She retired after 29 years of teaching in the Wappingers Central Schools and Coxsackie-Athens Central School District.

She was the superintendent of the Reformed Church Sunday School and active member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Athens and an instructor in the Greene County Red Cross Swimming Program.

She is survived by son Scott Cooper of Richmond, Va., David T. Cooper, his wife Diane B. Cooper of West Des Moines, Iowa, four grandchildren, Derek Cooper of Roanoke, Va., Melanie Cooper of Williamsburg, Va., and Matthew Cooper of Wilkesboro, N.C.

Memorial services will be scheduled at a later date.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home in Catskill and Shives Funeral Home in Columbia, S.C.


October 5, 2004

NORA T. HOPKINS
Retired New York Life Insurance Company employee

COXSACKIE--- Nora t. Hopkins, 70, of Bethany Village, Coxsackie, formerly of Woodlawn, the Bronx, died Sunday, Oct. 3, 2004 at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson surrounded by her loving family.

Born Sept. 28, 1934 in the Bronx, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Alice (Cullen) Hopkins.

Miss Hopkins was a graduate of Taft High School in the Bronx.  She was a claims representative for New York Life Insurance Company.  She retired in 1972.

Survivors include her sister, Alice and her husband Richard Ferriolo of Greenville; a niece, Racy and her husband Bradley Boomhower of Greenville; a nephew, Thomas G. Ferriolo of Dunedin, Fla.; Great-niece, Elizabeth Boomhower and great-nephew, Bradley Boomhower.

She was predeceased by her brother, Thomas G. Hopkins.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend calling hours 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Sopris Funeral Home Inc., 11877 Route 9W, Coxsackie.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Rev. Jeremiah Nunan 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. John the Baptist Church, Greenville.

Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

The family suggests donations in Miss Hopkins’ name be made to the Coxsackie Rescue Squad, 119 Mansion St., Coxsackie, N.Y. 12051.  Envelopes are available at the funeral home.


October 6, 2004

TOIVO A. GORTS
Hudson resident

HUDSON--- Toivo A. Gorts, 83, of Livingston, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2004 at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

Born Dec. 18, 1920 in Madison, Wis., he was the son of the late William and Saima (Matson) Gorts.

Mr. Gorts was employed in the assembly department at McCall Refrigeration in Hudson before retiring.

He was a member of the Reformed Dutch Reformed Church of Claverack and an avid hunter, sportsman and bowler.

Survivors include his wife, Lois (Harris) Gorts of Livingston; a son, Michael Gorts of Las Vegas, Nevada; a stepdaughter, Carol Zincio of Stuyvesant; a step-son, Kenneth Lansing of Tramansburg; two sister, Evelyn Heath of Florida and Pearl Albrechtsen of Catskill; five grandchildren, including Louis Gorts of Las Vegas and Christopher Gorts and Timothy Gorts, both of Massachusetts, and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Gorts was predeceased by his daughter, Maxine Gorts and two brothers, John Gorts and Edwin Gorts.

There will be no calling hours.

Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 15 at Riverside Cemetery in Coxsackie.

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


October 6, 2004 

CHARLES PAUL ‘RED’ WILSON
Purchasing manage of GE space program

NORTH CAROLINA--- Charles Paul “Red” Wilson, 85, of Mint Hill, N.C., died Sunday, Oct. 3, 2004 at Wilora Lake Healthcare.

Born March 31, 1919 in Bloomfield, N.J., he was the son of the late Lucille Peasell and George E. Wilson.

Mr. Wilson was the purchasing manager with the space program of General electric where his career spanned 42 years.  He retired in 1985.  He served in the US Air Force and married the former Dorothy Hoelzer on Feb. 14, 1957.  He was a member of the G.E. 25 year club, a former member of Toastmasters and was an avid fisherman and hunter.  He had a prized bear skin run covering his den floor attesting to his hunting abilities.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Dorothy and a son Kerry C. Wilson and his wife Donna of New Castle, Calif.

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by two brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services will be 12 noon, Thursday, at the W.C. Brady’s Sons Funeral Home, 97 Mansion St., Coxsackie.  The Rev. Wendy Steed, pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Coxsackie will officiate the funeral services.

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

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


October 8, 9, 2004

JOHN GRAY
Retired from Coxsackie Correctional Facility

EARLTON---John Gray, 90, of High Hill Road, Earlton, died Wednesday evening, Oct. 6, 2004, at Columbia-Green Long Term Care in Catskill.

He was born April 3, 1914 in Brooklyn, son of the late Francis and Margaret (Carmody) Gray.

He was married in Brooklyn to the former Mary Katherine Melley, who died Feb. 23, 2002.

A resident of Coxsackie since 1956, Mr. Gray was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church in Coxsackie.

He had been employed a(t) the Coxsackie Correctional Facility as an identification officer from 1956 to his retirement in 1977.

Mr. Gray enjoyed photography, was a member of the Coxsackie Photography club and photographed many local weddings and special events.  He was a freelance photographer for the former Coxsackie Union News.

Survivors include three daughters: Marlene Taranto of Earlton, Lorraine Finnerty of Gresham, Ore., and Lynn Brunner of Athens; seven grandchildren, Dean Finnerty of Cottage Grove, Ore., Eric Finnerty of Gresham, Ore., Shawn Finnerty of Gresham, Ore., Jennifer Miller of Coxsackie; Jennifer Miller of Coxsackie; Justin Taranto of Earlton; Robert Brunner of Ind., and Brendan Brunner of Athens; and 11 great-grandchildren.  He is also survived by a niece Peggy Lacourciere of LaGrange and nephew Fred McGarry of Glendale, Queens.

Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. today at the Sopris Funeral Home Inc., 11877 Route 9W, Coxsackie.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, by the Rev. John Moyna at St. Mary’s Church, 80 Mansion St., Coxsackie.

Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Coxsackie.

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


October 9, 2004 

KENNETH ALLEN ELBERT
South Carolina resident

WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. --- Kenneth Allen Elbert, 64, of West Columbia, S.C. died Sept. 29, 2004 after a long battle with cancer. 

He was the son of Frederick and Mildred Elbert of the Bronx. 

Mr. Elbert was a manager for many years at the Coveleigh Tennis Club at Rye, NY.  He then moved to West Columbia, S.C., and was manager of an office of Labor Force for at least 12 years. 

Survivors include his wife, Beverly Valk Elbert; two daughters, Laura E. Davis of Sarasota, Fla., and Debra J. Fields, of Gaston, S.C.; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his parents, a brother Frank and a sister Alice.

A memorial service was held in South Carolina on Oct. 3, 2004.

There will be a graveside service at a later date at the Haines Falls Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements are by South Carolina Crematory and Memorial Society.


October 10, 2004

VIRGIL K. HULL
Local quarryman

HUDSON --- Virgil Kenneth Hull, age 73, of Hudson died Friday evening, Oct. 8, 2004 at his residence following a long illness.

Born in Alsen, New York on March 15, 1931, he was the son of the late Paul and Mary Whitaker Hull.

He married the former Katherine Kahle of August, 25, 1956 and was an infantryman in the US Army during the Korea until 1960.  He was employed as a quarryman at Marquette Cement and ICC until retirement.  He was a member of the Saugerties VFW Post.

Survivors include his wife, Katherine Hull of Hudson; a son, Kenneth Hull of Kingston; two brothers, Paul Hull of Catskill and Clifford Hull of Orlando, Florida; a sister, Arlene Hull Wootton of Orlando, Florida; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Private cremation was conducted at the Albany Rural Crematorium under the direction of the Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home at 139 Jefferson Heights in Catskill.  Private interments of the cremains will take place at the Town of Catskill Cemetery.


October 11, 2004 

MAIREAD E. FEENEY        
Infant daughter

CAIRO --- Mairead E. Feeney, infant daughter of Sean and Mary (O’Grady) Feeney died at her home on Half Moon Drive in Cairo on Oct. 9, 2004 with her loving family by her side.

She was born Jan. 22, 2003. 

Surviving are her parents Sean and Mary Feeney, her maternal grandparents, Kathleen (O’Hara) and Patrick O’Grady of Bayside, her paternal grandmother, Mary (McHugh) Feeney of Cairo, a brother, Sean Patrick Feeney, two sisters, Erin and Katie Feeney, and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Her paternal grandfather John J. Feeney died last year.

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

Funeral services will be 10:15 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with an 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial from Our Lady of Knock Shrine, East Durham.

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


October 11, 12, 2004 

HENRY D.’PA’ OLTHOFF
Life member D.M. Hamilton Steamer of Coxsackie

CATSKILL--- Henry D. “Pa” Olthoff, 63, of Main Street, Catskill, formerly of Coxsackie, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 2004 at his residence.

Born June 4, 1941 in Albany he is the son of Eleanor (Rider) Moore of Coxsackie and the late Henry D. Olthoff Sr., and stepson of the late Charles Moore.

Mr. Olthoff was employed for many years at the M.G. Carter and Son Foundry in Coxsackie as a molder and retired from Kaz in Hudson in the Facilities maintenance Department.

He was a member of the Coxsackie Fire Department, life member of D.M. Hamilton Steamer Fire Company of Coxsackie.

He was an avid New York Giants football and NASCAR and driver Rusty Wallace fan.  He was also a fan of Elvis Presley.

Survivors include his four children: Henry M. Olthoff, Jeffrey A. Olthoff, Sr., Tracey Lynn Garcia, all of Catskill, and Jennifer Rose Olthoff of Walden; his former wife Vera Crewell of Catskill; his three brothers Joseph Olthoff, U.S. Army serving in Germany, Charles Moore of Coxsackie and Gerald Moore of Illinois; his six grandchildren; Herman W. Diller IV, Codi Lynn Alvarez, Jose Afrain Garcia, Naomi Cheyenne Rivas, Jeffrey Olthoff Jr. and Jamie Lynn Olthoff.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14 at the Sopris Funeral Home, Inc. 11877 Route 9W, Coxsackie.

Members of the Coxsackie Fire Department, D.M. Hamilton Steamer Co. are requested to gather at the funeral home at 7 p.m. to conduct services.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 15, 2004 at the funeral home.  The Rev. Wendy Steed, pastor of the United Methodist Church, will officiate.

Interment will follow with full honors of the Coxsackie Fire Department, D.M. Hamilton Steamer Co. in the Riverside Cemetery, Coxsackie.

Memorial contributions may be made to the D.M. Hamilton Steamer Co. Mansion St., Coxsackie.


October 11, 2004

MARY PETRAMALE
Athens resident

ATHENS--- Mary Petramale, 92, formerly of Athens, died Sunday Oct. 10, 2004 at Glens Falls Hospital.

Born Feb. 26, 1912 in Athens, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Frances (Paglario) Petramale.

For 88 years, Mrs. Petramale lived in Athens, where she was a seamstress for various mills there and in the nearby Kingston area.

Until recently moving to The Oaks in Fort Edward, she was a long-time communicant of St. Patrick’s Church in Athens.  While living here she was a communicant of St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church in Hudson Falls.

She enjoyed cooking, especially delicious cooking.

Survivors include one brother, Gene Petramale and his wife, Leona of Queensbury, her nieces, Karen Francett and her husband Bryan of Youngsville, N.C., Pamela Barbeau and her husband Bruce of Watervliet, and Nancy Petramale of Coxsackie; her nephews, Thomas Grigoleit and his wife, Linda of Rochester, Minn., Bruce Petramale of Coxsackie and Michael Petramale and his wife Mary of Athens, and Mark Petramale and his wife Mary of Athens, and Mark Petramale and his wife Karen of Queensbury; her grand nieces and grand nephews, Sarah and Laura Grigoleit of Rochester, Minn., Steven and Sarah Petramale of Queensbury, Michael and Matthew Petramale of Athens and Rachel Manna of Coxsackie, two sister-in-law, Catherine Petramale of Athens and Audrey Petramale of Coxsackie.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by three sisters, Louise, Edith, and Edith Petramale and two brothers, Thomas and Charles Petramale.

Calling hours will be 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Carleton Funeral Home, 68 Main St., Hudson Falls.

A funeral service will be celebrated 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church on the park in Hudson Falls.

The Rite of Committal will take place 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mount Home Cemetery in Athens.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church, 11 Wall St., Hudson Falls, N.Y. 12939.


October 11, 2004

HELEN R. SACCO
Catskill resident

CATSKILL--- Helen Ruth Sacco, 83, of Catskill, died Sunday, Oct. 10 at Columbia Greene Long Term Care in Catskill.

She was born Jan. 26, 1921, in Catskill, the daughter of the late Cuyler and Margaret (McGowan) Hallenbeck.

Mrs. Sacco was an employee of Winans Mens Shop in Catskill prior to her retirement.

She was a member of the Catskill Citizens Hose Co. No. 5 Ladies Auxiliary; Sullivan-Teator VFW Post 770 Ladies Auxiliary; and Honeyford Memorial Post 110 American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.

Survivors include a son, Harry C. Sacco of Leeds; a sister, Margaret Janz of Catskill; many nieces and nephews.

Mr. Sacco was predeceased by her husband, Harry F. Sacco on July 28, 1982; a son, Thomas W. Sacco; a brother Joseph Hallenbeck; and a sister, Mary L. Walton on October 3, 2004.

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

Funeral services will be 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home followed by a 9:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, Bridge Street.  The Rev. Richard Jacobs, associate pastor at St. Patrick’s Roman Church of Catskill, will be officiating.

Interment will follow in the Town of Catskill Cemetery.


October 12, 2004

RICHARD J. JARDINE
Retired owner of Rich’s Floor Covering

MEDUSA--- Richard J. Jardine, 73, of Medusa, NY, died Sunday, Oct. 10, 2004, at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany.

Born in Brooklyn Sept. 23, 1931, he was the son of the late Oscar and Barbara (Thamm) Jardine.

Mr. Jardine served his country in the US Army.  He was a proud member of the 82nd Airborne Division (Paratroopers) and was discharged as a corporal.  He and his wife Rose owned and operated Rich’s Floor Covering in Greenville.  They retired in 1993.   He was also a former member of the Greenville Rotary Club and the Greenville American Legion.  He enjoyed flying and for a time owned a plane with Len Gardiner who died in July of this year.  He would like to be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and a friend to all who knew him.

Survivors include his wife, the former Rose Lynch; two sons, Michael Jardine and his wife Anna of Medusa, and Thomas Jardine and his wife Patti of Medusa; a daughter, Ann Jardine and her partner in life Greg Magdalenski of Nassau, NY; four grandchildren, Shannon, Michael, Samuel and Kelsey; a great grandson, Austin, Reid; a sister, Barbara Bryan and her husband Kenneth of Kingston, Tenn.

Calling hours are Wednesday, 4 to 8 p.m. at the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 Route 81, Greenville.

Funeral services will be Thursday, 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Church, Greenville.

Interment will be in the Medusa Cemetery.

Those who desire may contribute in his memory to the American Lung Association.


October 12, 2004

JOHN W. WORTH JR.
Land Surveyor

TANNERSVILLE--- John W. Worth Jr., 70, died suddenly Sunday, Oct. 10, 2004, at the Albany Medical Center, Albany NY.

Born in Tannersville Dec. 17, 1933, he was the son of the late John W., Sr., and Nina Shultis Worth.

Mr. Worth was a land surveyor.  He was a Korean War veteran, 1953-1955.  He was a member of the Tannersville Fire Co. and former chief.  He was also a member of the Tannersville Rescue Squad, a lector at the Immaculate Conception Church in Haines Falls, and an avid collector of model trains.

Survivors include his sons, Michael Worth of Mt. Laural, N.J., Joseph T. and his wife Laurie J. Worth of Tannersville; a daughter, Lauriann M. Worth of Tannersville; brother, Robert Worth and his wife Joyce of Franklyn, N.J.; sister, Sister Susan Mangam of Tannersville; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by this wife, Barbara A. Worth on June 1, 2004.

Calling hours are today, 7 to 9 p.m. at the Aston-Basagic Funeral Home, 7742 Main St., Hunter.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, 11 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Church in Haines Falls. Officiating will be the Rev. Anthony Motta.

Interment will follow in the St. Francis deSales Cemetery in Elka Park.

Memorial donations may be made to the Tannersville Rescue Squad in his memory.


October 13, 2004 

HAROLD LOW
WWII Veteran

HUNTER--- Harold Low, 95, of Hunter, died Oct. 7, 2004.

He was a veteran of World War II.  A private funeral was held in Massachusetts.  His last wishes were to be put to rest with his mother and father.  His father was a Nobel Prize winner, Otto Loewi.  He left behind his brother Geoffrey and his close adopted family.

Funeral services were under the direction of Cremation Funeral Services in Delmar, 459-0044.


October 13, 2004

FRANK McKEE
Thruway toll collector

ATHENS--- Frank McKee, 57, formerly of Athens, died Sunday, Oct. 10 at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson where he had been a patient since Oct. 8.

Mr. McKee was born in Brooklyn on June 23, 1947 to the late Franklin and Madeline DeNicola McKee.

He married the former Judy Log on July 20, 1966, and they moved to the area in 1971.

He had been employed as a truck driver and retired from the New York Thruway as a toll collector.

Survivors include his wife, Judy McKee of Catskill and their four children: Frank McKee Jr. of Catskill, Christopher McKee of Catskill, Jean Marie McKee of Catskill and Olav McKee of Tivoli; two grandchildren’ daughter-in-law, Mary McKee and son-in-law John both of Catskill’ sister, Mrs. Frank (Marie) Ascione of Greenwood Lake, brother, Sonny Bello of Bayone, sister-in-law Linda Multare of Catskill; and many nieces and nephews.

Private cremation was conducted at the Albany Rural Crematorium under the direction of the Millspaugh-Camerato Funeral Home, 139 Jefferson Heights in Catskill.

Interment will take place in St. Charles Cemetery in Pinelawn at a memorial service at a future date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes association, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, Ohio 44720.


October 13, 2004 

MATTHEW ROSENTHAL
Member of N.Y.P.D.

MONROE--- Matthew Rosenthal, 36, of Monroe, died Monday, Oct. 11, 2004.

He was the beloved husband of Jacqueline, devoted son of Robert Rosenthal and Ann Rosenthal, dear brother of Det. Scot Rosenthal, N.Y.P.D. and Kerry Whelan.

Calling hours are Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Weinstein Memorial Chapel Inc., 1652 Central Park Ave., Yonkers.

Services are Friday 10 a.m. at the funeral home.


October 14, 2005

WALTER F. KRAMER
World War II Veteran

LEEDS--- Walter F. Kramer, 91, of Leeds, formerly of Norton Hill, died Oct. 13 at his home.

He was born in Germany on Dec. 26, 1912.

Mr. Kramer served in the U.S. Army during Worked War II and had retired from the New York State Department of Transportation having worked out of the old Greenville Department.

He was a former member of the Norton Hill Wildlife Club and was an active member of the Greenville Democratic Club, serving as treasurer for many years.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing and will be remembered as a friend to all who knew him.

Mr. Kramer was predeceased by his wife Anna Heidbreder who died in 1987.

Survivors include his significant other Hilde Binas and his many friends.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 Route 81, Greenville.

As to his wishes cremation was at the Albany Rural Cemetery.


October 15, 2005

SOPHIE AIERLE
Coxsackie resident

WEST COXSACKIE--- Sophie (Mirz) Aierle, 85, of 800 Bethany Village, West Coxsackie, died Oct. 14, 2004 at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

She was born in New York City, July 6, 1919, and was the daughter of the late Louis and Margaret (Lutz) Mirz.

She has been an area resident since 1944.  She was a member of The George H. Scott ladies Fir Auxiliary of Coxsackie, the Greene County Ladies Fire Auxiliary.  Prior to her retirement, she was employed by the Bell Telephone Laboratories of New York City.

Survivors include a son Ewald (Skip) Aierle Jr., of Hannacroix, two daughters Margaret (Peggy) Schultz of West Coxsackie, and Linda Herron of Freehold.   Also survived by a brother William Mirz of Pennsylvania, also surviving are seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Besides her parents and her husband, she is predeceased by a brother George Maul and sister Anna Dandurand.

Calling hours will take place 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, at the W. C. Brady’s Sons Inc. Funeral Home, 97 Mansion St. Coxsackie.

Funeral services will take place 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Rev. Harrison Putnam pastor of Zion Lutheran church of Athens officiating.

Interment will follow in the family plot of the Riverside Cemetery, Coxsackie, next to her late husband, Ewald E. Aierle, who predeceased her in 1994.


October 15, 16, 2004

ANITA S. BENEDETTO
Cairo resident

CAIRO—Anita S. Benedetto of Cairo, died Oct. 13, 2004 at her home.

She was born June 17, 1910 in Manhattan, and was the daughter of the late John. R. and Anna Sutter.

Mrs. Benedetto devoted her life to her extended family and her home, and she was always there in fact and thoughts.

Survivors include two daughters, Anne Del Vecchio of Athens and her daughter Martha Lang of Williamsburg, Va.; and her sons John (Karen) of Albany and Gregory (Sandra) of Cairo.  She is also survived by 12 grandchildren, Mark DelVecchio (Julia) of Legrangeville, Susan DelVecchio of Albany, John Lang, M.D., (Judy) of Barlett, Tenn., Paul Lang (Anne) of Nesconsett, Anita Rasmussen (Gary) of Williamsburg, Va., Lisa Lamb (Leo) of Huntington Station, Joseph Benedetto (Kimberly) of Rochester, Ann Stevens (Robert) of McLean, Va., Paul Benedetto (Michelle) of Buffalo, Gregory Benedetto, Jr. of Cairo, Brian Lang of Denver, Colo., and Timothy Lang (Renee) of Cairo, and 20 great grandchildren.  She is also survived by her brother Paul Sutter (Ruth), and dear friend Lorraine Deyo.

Besides her parents, she is predeceased by her husband Paul; and daughter, Mary; a son, Leonard; sisters, Martha Hewitt, Mildred Alexander and Helen Ricci; and brothers, Henry and John Sutter.

Calling hours will be 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, at the Richards Funeral Home, Bross St., Cairo.  Pastor Victor Nelson of the Resurrection Lutheran Church of Cairo will hold services at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home on Sunday.

Funeral services will take place on Monday, Oct. 18 at 10 a.m. at the funeral home.  Rev. Fr. J. Nunan, Pastor of the Sacred Heart Church of Cairo will officiate.

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


October 15, 2004

THERESA KATHLEEN DELANOY
Loved to sew

CATSKILL--- Theresa Kathleen Delanoy, 51, of Catskill, formerly of South Cairo, died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2004 at her residence in Catskill.

Born in New York City Oct. 3, 1953, she is the daughter of Wallace and Theodora (Wegman) Higgins of Clover, South Carolina.

She has been an area resident for the past 41 years, she was a graduate of the Catskill High School.  She loved to dress, was very artistic, loved sewing and made her own wedding gown.

Besides her parents, she is survived by her son, Robert Delanoy III of Las Vega, Nevada; four sisters, Maryann Finch of Kingston, Rita Carr of Chateaugay, NY, Doris Graham of South Cairo, and Helen Rogers of South Carolina.

She is predeceased by her brother, Wallace M. Higgins in 1979, and her husband, Robert Delanoy, II.

Calling hours are Friday, 1 to 2 p.m. at the Richards Funeral Home, Bross St., Cairo, one hour prior to the funeral service at 2 p.m., also to be held at the funeral home.  The Rev. Fr. J. Nunan, pastor, of the Sacred Heart Church of Cairo will officiate.

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


October 15, 16, 2004

JOSEPH A. FABIANO
Owner/contractor of A. Fabiano and Sons Inc

HUDSON—Joseph Anthony Fabiano, 82, of Hudson, died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2004, at Columbia Memorial Hospital, Hudson.

Born June 5, 1922 in Hudson, he was the son of the late Anthony and Margaret (Guido) Fabiano.

Mr. Fabiano served his country during WWII where he was a sergeant with the Army Corps of Engineers, Attached to General Dwight Eisenhower’s Supreme Headquarters in Paris and Frankfurt.  During his working years he was the owner/operator of A. Fabiano and Sons Inc., where he was a contractor and land developer building many homes in Greenport before developing The Fairview Plaza on Fairview Avenue and The Corner Plaza on Healy Boulevard.  He was a member of the Greenport V.F.W. Memorial Post #6142, and a past member of the Greenport Moose.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Beatrice (Bye) Fabiano of Hudson, a son Anthony George Fabiano of Hudson; a daughter, Mary Anne Deters of Hudson; a brother, Francis Fabiano of Hudson; two granddaughters, Laura and Holly Deters Both of Hudson; many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents he is predeceased by a brother James Fabiano and a sister Margaret Bame.

Calling hours took place Friday evening at the Valenti & Richards Funeral Home, 700 Town Hall Drive, Hudson.

Funeral services will take place today 10 a.m. instead of 1 p.m., at the funeral home with Rev. Fr. Francis O’Connor, Pastor of The Holy Family church of Stottville officiating.

Interment will follow in the family plot of The Cedar Park Cemetery.

Contributions in his memory may be made to the Greenport Rescue Squad.


October 15, 2004

IGNATIUS MAXWELL
Stagehand for CBS and NBC

WINDHAM--- Ingatius V. Maxwell, 80, of Windham, died Wednesday, Oct., 13, 2004 in Hudson.

He was born Mary 21, 1924 in New York City to Ingatius Maxwell and Susan (Gaffney) Maxwell.

Mr. Maxwell worked as a stagehand for CBS and NBC, fro after World War II until his retirement 20 years ago, when he moved from West Hempstead, N.Y. to Windham.

He served in the U.S. Navy.

He was also a soundman at several theaters including The Paramount Theater, The Roxy, and Radio City Music Hall.

Survivors include his wife Hilde Maxwell who were married for 57 years this past Sept. 13, 2004.  He is also survived by his sister Virginia Maxwell and his children William Maxwell, Thomas Maxwell, Elizabeth Belarge, Michael Maxwell and Kristina Mendez and 10 grandchildren.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct 15 at the Decker Funeral Home, 134 Main St., Windham.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held 9:30 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. James Schiffer as celebrant.

Memorial donations may be made to the Community Hospice of Columbia-Greene.


October 17, 2004 

FREDERICK E. GLEASON
Driver for Gulf Oil Co.

GREENVILLE--- Frederick E. Gleason, 81, of Greenville died at the Julie Blair Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Albany on Oct. 16, 2004.  He was born in Lynbrook on Aug. 9, 1923.  Mr. Gleason served his country proudly during World Was II serving in the U. S. Navy and being discharged as a Coxswain (T) V6 USNR.  He was a truck driver for Gulf Oil Company in Albany and upon his retirement worked at Shepard Farm Resort in Greenville being in charge of maintenance.   He also was a member of the Greenville American Legion Post No. 291.  He was predeceased by his wife Helen (Higgins) Gleason and his seven brothers and sisters.

Surviving are three daughters, Tara Lioi of Canton, Mich., Indy Jaycox of Schoharie and Leah Ipsen of Palm Bay, Fla.; two sons, Frederick R. Gleason of New Baltimore and Joseph Gleason of Greenville; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Tuesday 9:30 a.m. from the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 Route 81, Greenville, with a Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Church.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday at 7:30 p.m. Interment with military honors will be in the Greenville Cemetery.  Those who desire may contribute in his memory to the American Cancer Society.


October 17, 2004

MADALIN ROSE
Member of Kaaterskill church

HUNTER--- Madalin Rose, 90, of Livingston, formerly of Tannersville, died Oct. 10 at the Adventist Nursing Home in Livingston.  She was the daughter of the late Amos and Alice Lord Rose and was born Dec. 14, 1913 in Tannersville.  She was a member of the Kaaterskill United Methodist and American Legion Bunt Brewer Post No. 165 Ladies Auxiliary.

She is survived by a brother, Harry Rose of Delhi; a sister, Vadna Rose of Livingston; and several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by eight brothers and seven sisters.

Cremation was held at the Wiltwyck Rural Crematory in Kingston.  Graveside memorial services will be held Wednesday, Oct. 20 at 11 a.m. at the Tannersville Evergreen Cemetery.  The Rev. Karen Monk will officiate.  Memorial donations may be made to the Tannersville Rescue Squad.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Aston-Basagic Funeral Home, 7742 Main St., Hunter.


October 17, 2004

DORIS M. ROSS
Hiawatha Grange member

GREENVILLE--- Doris M. Ross, 93, of Greenville died at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home HCC in Delmar on Oct. 16, 2004.  She was born in Waterloo on April 24, 1911, daughter of the late Saron and Jessie (Ackerman) Bird.  Doris could always find work to do: She had been a cook at Balsam Shade Farm; a chambermaid at the colonial Manor; a floor clerk at Albany Medical Center.  She always could be found in the kitchen cooking for the Senior Meals at the Hiawatha Grange.  Her great love other than her family was being a dedicated member of the Hiawatha Grange.  She was predeceased by her husband LeRoy F. Ross Sr., three grandsons and a brother, Robert Bird.

Surviving are two daughters, Peggy Bishop of Westerlo and Nancy Snyder of Coxsackie; two sons, LeRoy (Roy) Ross Jr. of Greenville and Harold Ross and his long-time companion Marilyn, also of Greenville; 16 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Oct. 23, 2 p.m. at the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 Route 81, Greenville.  The Hiawatha Grange will conduct a service at the funeral home prior to the funeral.  As to her wishes, cremation was at the Albany Rural Cemetery.  Those who desire may contribute to her memory to the Westerlo Volunteer Fire Company or to the Town of Westerlo Ambulance.


October 18, 2004

DOROTHY S. LACY
Teacher

CATSKILL--- Dorothy S. Lacy, 95, of Catskill, who was active in area charitable and civic affairs for many years, died Saturday at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.

She lived for decades with her family on Brooks Lane.

Her husband, Calvin I. Lacy, died in 1980.

Mrs. Lacy was born in 1909 in Cornwallville, the daughter of William and Theresa (McCarthy) Simpson.  The family farmed and raised livestock in mountainside communities for many years.

She attended New Paltz Teachers College, and, after graduation, taught school, at times in a rural one-room school house.

Her late husband’s father, Roscoe C. Lacy, established a Ford automobile franchise in 1914, R.C. Lacy Inc., of Catskill, has operated continuously as one of the oldest family-owned dealerships in the country.

Mrs. Lacy was a member of the Retired Teachers Association, the Gretchen Club and A-TA-TE-KA.  She was a former trustee of the Home for Aged Women of Greene County and the public library in Catskill.  She was a member of the Catskill Country Club for many years, and a long-time member and past president of the Fortnightly Club of Catskill.

The Girl Scouts was among many organizations she served as a volunteer.

Survivors include two sons, Roscoe C. Lacy, husband of Sally (Whitaker) Lacy; Calvin M. Lacy, husband of Jeanne (Canfield) Lacy, all of Catskill; and a daughter, May Alice Pardee, wife of Michael J. Pardee of Rockport, Mass; Eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Besides her husband, she was predeceased by a daughter, Gail Christina Lacy; a sister, Eleanor (Simpson) Walsh; and two brothers, John Simpson and William Simpson.

Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18 at Traver & McCurry Funeral Home, Jefferson Heights, Catskill.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Congregational-Christian Church in Freehold.  The Rev. Warren Beeman will officiate.

Interment will be in the Freehold Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fortnightly Club to further its work in behalf of community causes.


October 18, 2004

LILLIAN K. SIRAGO
Long time resident

CAIRO--- Lillian K. Sirago, 88, of Vernal Butler Road, Cairo, died Oct. 16, 2004 at Eden Park Health Care Center where she had been a resident since Aug. 31, 2004.

Born on April 24, 1916 in New York City, she was the daughter of the late Jerome and Jennie (Gelo) Moscato.

She was a communicant of the Sacred Heart Church of Cairo and lived in the Town of Cairo for 55 years.

Lillian was a member of the Acra Community Center and loved to sew.

Survivors include a son, William Sirago and wife of Cairo; a brother, Joseph Moscato of Bell Rose, N.Y., five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Sirago was predeceased by her husband, Frank J. Sirago; a son, Jerome Sirago; and four brothers, Charles, Frank, Salvatore and James.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, at Richards Funeral Home, 383 Bross St., Cairo.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at the Sacred Heart Church in Cairo.  Rev. Father J. Nunan, Pastor will be celebrant.

Interment will follow next to her husband and son.


October 19, 2004

HAROLD W. BERSCH JR.
U.S. Army veteran

ATHENS--- Harold W. Bersch Jr., 66, of 19 Third St., Athens, died Oct. 16, 2004 at his residence after a long illness.

He was born in North Chatham, June 25, 1938, and was the son of the late Harold W. Bersch Sr. and Edna (Leffert) Bersch.

Mr. Bersch served his country during 1956 through 1962, in the United States Army.  Prior to his retirement, he was employed at the Ginsberg Wholesale Foods in Hudson, retiring in June 2000.

He was a member of the American Legion Post 184 of Hudson, and a member of the First Baptist Church of Catskill.

Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Joan of Athens, a daughter, Joann Forshaw of Catskill, three sons, Donald Bersch of Niverville, Joseph Bersch and James Begraph of Catskill, 26 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  Also survived by a brother, Steven Bersch of Chatham and several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he is predeceased by a son, Harold W. Bersch III, who passed away in January of 2002, a granddaughter Shania Bersch also predeceased him.

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

There will be a memorial service in his memory 11 a.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church, West Main Street, Catskill.

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

Contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church, West Main St., Catskill, N.Y. 12414.


October 19, 2004

FLORENCE A. MANZI
Former Greenville resident

YORK, Maine--- Florence A. Manzi, 88, of 17 New Boston Rd., wife of Angelo T. Manzi, died Monday, Oct. 11, at York Hospital.

She was born in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn on March 8, 1916, the daughter of John and Amy (Wood) Schnackenberg.

When Mrs. Manzi was a young lady she was a performer and dancer at Carnegie Hall.  Mrs. Manzi had worked for twenty-six summers as the pastry cook at Ingleside Farm Resort in Greenville, retiring in 1978.

She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church of Brooklyn.  Mrs. Manzi was active in the Greenville Ladies Aid and help(ed) make pads for the cancer patients.  She enjoyed crocheting, cooking and baking.

She had moved to York in 1999, previously residing in Greenville.

Survivors include her husband, Angelo Manzi of York.  Two sons, Robert and his wife, Debora of Cape Neddick, Maine and Thomas and his wife Suzanne of York; five grandchildren and six greatgrandchildren.

She was predeceased by a son, Joseph John Manzi who died in 1987.

Services will be private.  Arrangements by the Lucas & Eaton Funeral Home, York, Maine.


October 19, 2004

ROSE M. NICOLIA
Machine operator

GREENPORT--- Rose M. (Graziano) Nicolia, 83, of Greenport, died Sunday, Oct. 17, 2004, at Eden Park Nursing Home in Catskill.

Born Sept. 14, 1921 in Stockport, she was the daughter of the late Angelo and Angelina (Grandenetti) Granziano.

She was married to the late Charles Nicolia who died in 1992.

During her years of employment Mrs. Nicolia was employed as a machine operator for the Universal Match Company of Hudson for 39 years.  She was also a past member of the Lady of Mr. Carmel Church of Hudson.

Survivors include her sisters, Mary Reutenauer of Hudson, and Mabel D’Onofrio of Hudson; a brother, John Graziano of Philmont, and many devoted nieces and nephews.  She is also survived by the Bostinian family from Perkins, OK.

Besides her parents and her husband, she is predeceased by one sister, Katherine Rhines, and seven brothers, Louis, Frank, Joe, Ralph, Philip, Patrick, and Samuel Graziano.

Calling hours are 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Valenti and Richards Funeral Home, 700 Town Hall Dr., Hudson.

Funeral services will take place Wednesday, 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Interment will follow in the family plot of the Livingston Cemetery, Livingston, NY.

Contributions in her memory may be made to the Cavell Cancer Treatment Program, 69 Prospect Ave., Hudson, NY 12534.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Valenti and Richards Funeral Home, Hudson.


October 21, 2004

BEATRICE W. FREIBERG
Reading teacher

CHESTERTOWN--- Beatrice Wintzer Freiberg died Monday, Oct. 18, 2004 at Kings Way Arms Nursing Center, Schenectady.

Born July 23, 1921 in Schenectady, she was the daughter of the Emile and Matilda (Kuttler) Wintzer.

Mrs. Frieberg (Freiberg) was a reading teacher in Schenectady and retired from the Arlington School District in Poughkeepsie.  She received her Bachelor’s Degree from SUNY Oneonta and her Master’s Degree from SUNY New Paltz.

Mrs. Frieberg has been a resident of Chestertown for the past 20 years and previously lived in Schenectady from 1921-1955 and Poughkeepsie from 1955-1985.

She loved the outdoors and was a dedicated birdwatcher.  She was a member of the Ralph T. Waterman Bird Club in Poughkeepsie.  She was active in the Pleasant Valley Presbyterian Church as a member of the Board of Elders, the choir, Sunday School and President of the Women’s Association.  She attended services at Chestertown Community United Methodist Church and was past secretary of the United Methodist Women her other memberships included the Pine Needle Quitters (Quilters ?) and 50-plus Club in Chestertown, former secretary of the New York State Retired Teachers Association, Adirondack area.

She will be remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.

Survivors include her husband of 61 years Carl Tenard Freiberg of Schenectady and Chestertown whom she married Dec. 24, 1942, one son, Dr. John t. (T.) Freiberg and his wife Patty of Rochester, three daughters, Kathy Bartles and her husband Donald of Pine Plains, Elizabeth Hoerning and her husband Eugene of Catskill, Dorothy Warner and her husband Dr. Michael Warner of Rockville, Md., 10 grandchildren, Ted Bartles and his wife Angie, Carl Bartles, Dr. Robert Freiberg, Bill Freiberg and his wife Krissy, Laura Thurber, Daniel Thurber, Thomas, Charlie, Anne and Christopher Warner and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Reformed Church, 1858 State St., Schenectady, with the Rev. Art Hodak, pastor, officiating.  Interment will be private at Gerald B.H. Solomon-Saratoga National Cemetery, Schuylerville.

Calling hours will be from 1 to 2 p.m. at the church prior to the funeral services.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Schenectady, 1411 Union St., Schenectady, N.Y. 12308.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Barton-McDermott Funeral Home, 9 Pine St., Chestertown.

She was predeceased by her sister, Josephine Schaeffer.


October 21, 2004

WALTER ALLEN HRUBES
Binghamton resident

BINGHAMTON--- Walter Allen Hrubes, 46, a longtime resident of Binghamton, died Thursday, October 7, 2004.

Born Nov. 17, 1957 in Bay Shore, NY, he was the son of Marilyn Graver and the late Allen Fredrick Hrubes.

Mr. Hrubes proudly served his country in the Air Force from 1974 until his honorable discharge in 1978.

Survivors include his mother, Marilyn Graver and her companion, John, of Middletown; a sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Velma Smith and their daughter Sarah, of Middletown; a brother and sister-in-law, Bruce and Amy and their daughters, Abigale and Joelle, and a son Israel; also a niece, Alanna, all of Binghamton.

He was predeceased by his nephew, Bruce Michael Hrubes.

Funeral and committal services were held Oct. 18 at 12:30 p.m. at the Fischer-Scholder Funeral Home, Inc., 269 Chenango Street, Binghamton, with the Rev. John R. Martinichio officiating.

Interment was in Glenwood Cemetery.


October 22, 2004

VASKEN ‘WALTER’ PARAGIAN
Retired businessman

TANNERSVILLE--- Vasken “Walter” Paragian, 83, of Tannersville, died at home Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2004.

Born Nov. 7, 1921 in Istanbul, Turkey, he was the son of the late Leo and Nartuhi Papzian Paragian.

Mr. Paragian was a retired businessman.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth “Betty” Tatarian Paragian; and a granddaughter, Tara Paragian of Miami, Fla.

He is predeceased by two sons, Harry and Michael.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, 2 p.m. at the Aston-Basagic Funeral home, 7742 Main St., Hunter.  Officiating will be the Rev. Isteponitz.

Cremation to follow at the Wiltwyck Rural Crematory in Kingston.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Tannersville Rescue Squad in his memory.


October 22, 2004

GLADYS TORNABENE
Cairo resident

CAIRO--- Gladys Tornabene, 78, of Maple Lawn Road, Round Top, died Oct. 21, 2004 at her residence.

She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Oct. 2, 1926 and was the daughter of the late Irving and Edna (Albrock) Cohen.

Mrs. Tornabene had been an (a) resident since 1984, was a member of The Catskill Ladies Elks 1341, also a member of the Greenville American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, also a member of The Order of The Purple Heart.

She wrote a weekly column in The Greenville Press called “On The Go With Gladys.”

She loved dancing with her husband, Sal.

She was a bookkeeper for The Sutphin Lumber Company of Queens.

Survivors include her husband Salvatore J. Tornabene of Round Top; a son, Joseph Tornabene of Queens; a sister, Rita Savage of New Jersey; two grandchildren, Joseph and Christian; and two great-grandchildren.

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

There will be no calling hours.

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


October 23, 2004

ROBERT MICHAEL KNAUER, SR.
Farmer

LEE, Mass. --- Robert Michael Knauer, Sr., 51, of Laural Lake Nursing Home, Lee, Mass., died Oct. 21, 2004, at the Laurel Lake Nursing Home.

Born on Oct. 30, 1952, in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of the late Arthur J. and Lillian B. (Beacher) Knauer, Sr.

Robert spent his lifetime farming in Pine Bush, NY.

He is survived by his son Robert Michael Knauer, Jr., of Fla.; three brothers, George W. Knauer of Coxsackie, John D. Knauer of Lee, Mass., and Arthur J. Knauer, Jr., of Florida, NY; and two sisters, Rosemary Allen of Penn., and Kathleen Davis of Georgia.

Private cremation took place on Saturday, Oct. 23, at the Albany Rural Crematorium, in Menands.

Graveside services will take place Nov. 10, at noon, at the New Prospect Cemetery, in Pine Bush.

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

Contributions in his memory may be made to The Huntington Society, c/o Laurel Lake Nursing Home, 620 Laurel St., Lee, Mass. 01238.


October 23, 25, 2004 

DEBRA A. MUMBY
Raised funds for cancer programs

CATSKILL--- Debra A. Mumby, 54, of Thorpe Road in Catskill, died Oct. 21, 2004 at Community Hospice at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson after a five-year illness.

Born in Catskill on Sept. 2, 1950, she was the daughter of Joseph Goresen of Greenville and the late Eleanor L. Proper.

Debra was a lifetime resident of Greene County and was very active in raising funds for Greene County cancer programs.  She knitted many hats for chemotherapy patients and took part in nickel socials and Walk for Life events.  She was also a great lover of animals and birds.

She is survived by John, her husband of 30 years; a son, Gary and his fiancés Susan Woerthmann of Saugerties; two sister in-law, June Corrati of Catskill and Susan Munoz of Cairo; a grandchild, Amanda; and aunts and uncles, Charles and Mary Proper and Ronald and Sandra Sherman.

Graveside services for the interment of cremains will take place 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28 next to her mother in the Athens Rural Cemetery.  The Rev. Henry J. Ward, pastor of the New Apostolic Church, will officiate.

Contributions in her memory may be made to Community Hospice, 47 Liberty Street, Catskill, N.Y. 12414 or to the American Cancer Society.

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


October 23, 2004

RACHEL C. WADE
Student

LEEDS--- Rachel Christina Wade, 16, of 534 Sandy Plains Road, Leeds, died suddenly Friday, Oct. 22, 2004, at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Born June 14, 1988 in Catskill, she was the daughter of Todd R. Wade and Loretta M. (Kramer) Johnson.

Rachel attended Cairo Central Schools.  She was a former Girl Scout, Lifeguard, and Pop Warner Cheerleader.  She was presently employed at the Donut Connection in Coxsackie.  Rachel was artistic, loved to dance, and loved her clothes.

In addition to her parents, Rachel is survived by three brothers: Peter Hoyt of Parkersburg, West Virginia, Adam Hoyt of Leeds, and Colin Wade of Leeds; her loving step-father, Rick Johnson of Albany; her grandmother Alice Wade of Brooklyn; her grandfather Richard Wade of Catskill; and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Relatives and friends may call at Traver & McCurry Funeral Home, 234 Jefferson Heights, Catskill, on Saturday evening, Oct 23, from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Sunday, Oct. 24, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Monday, Oct. 25, at the funeral home.  Fr. Michael Gorchov will be officiating.  Interment will follow at the Town of Catskill Cemetery.


October 25, 2004 

MARY REGENSBURGER
Cairo resident

SOUTH CAIRO--- Mary Regensburger, 83, of South Cairo, formerly of Massapequa, died suddenly at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson on Oct. 22, 2004.

She was born in the Bronx on April 10, 1921, daughter of the late William and Hannah (Moylan) Deihl.

She was a member of the Cairo Golden Age Group and a member of the Lady Elks 1341 in Catskill.

Survivors include a daughter, Mary Ann Bear and her husband LeRoy of Greenville, four sons, Richard Regensburger and his wife Suzanne of Hannacroix, Edward Regensburger and his wife Barbara of Key West Fla., Thomas Regensburger and his wife Mary of N. Potomac, Md., and William Regensburger of Georgia; also surviving are 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

She was predeceased by her husband Herman Regensburger in 2000 and also by a sister and four brothers.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 Route 81 Greenville.

Services will be 10:15 a.m. at the funeral home with an 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial from Sacred Heart Church in Cairo.

Interment will be in the Freehold Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sacred Heart Church, Cairo.


October 26, 2004 

RICHARD BEGRAPH
Truck driver

CATSKILL--- Richard Begraph, 70, of 357 Route 385, Catskill, died at his home surrounded by his family and loved ones Sunday Oct., 24, 2004, after a short battle with cancer.

Mr. Begraph was the son of the late Clayton and Carrie Begraph.

He was born Aug. 5, 1934 at his home in Gallitin, N.Y.

He was a lifetime member of the Phoenix Hose Co. No. 5 of Hudson.

He was a truck driver all of his life.  He worked for George Hildebrant in Claverack until his truck accident in 1958, after his recovery he worked for textile in Hudson, until they closed in 1988.  He then worked for Joselens Wholesale Co. until their closing in 1994.

Survivors include a daughter JoAnn Forshaw of Catskill and son-in-law Richard.  Also survived by a son James Begraph of Catskill, two biological sons Joseph Bersch and wife Karen of Philmont and Donald Bersch of Niverville, a sister, Mary Wheeler of Nassau, an ex-wife Joan Bersch of Athens, 26 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Mr. Begraph was predeceased by a brother Archy, a biological son Harold Bersch III, and granddaughter Shaiwa Bersch, a very good friend Harold W. Bersch Jr.

Calling hours will take place 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wednesday from the Richards Funeral Home, 28 North Vernon St., Athens.

Funeral services will take place at noon Wednesday at the funeral home.

Interment will follow in the family plot of the Manorton Cemetery in Livingston.


October 26, 2004

ANNEMARIE R. LOBB
Greenville resident

GREENVILLE--- Annemarie R. Lobb of Greenville, died Oct. 25, 2004 at her home after a brief illness.

She was born in Berlin, Germany, in 1917, daughter of the late Adolf and Karolina (Walther) Hilpert.

She has resided in Greenville for the past 25 years.

Mrs. Lobb and her husband, retired Col. Anthony W. Lobb, who predeceased her on Oct. 24, 2000, both served in the Peace Corps in El Salvador prior to moving to Greenville.

She was an avid reader and a frequent patron of the Greenville Library.  She was a member of the Friends of the Library.  She also had prepared crossword puzzles for The New York Times including the Sunday edition.

She had a tax preparation in the Greenville area for many years.

Survivors include three sons: Jens G. Lobb and his wife Marilyn Lobb of Greenville, and grandsons Jens Jr., William and Andrew Lobb; Wayne a. Lobb and his wife Barbara Stevens Lobb of Sudbury, Mass., and William A. Lobb II and his wife Maureen O’Hagan Lobb of Atlanta, Ga., and grandsons, William A. III and Anthony H. Lobb.  She also leaves a brother, Hermann Hilpert of Mainz, Germany.

Mrs. Lobb was also predeceased by two brothers Adolf and Karl Hilpert.

The family wishes to express their appreciation and gratitude to the Columbia-Greene Hospice and caregivers Janice Lounsbury, Betty Jean Mueller and Gail Bose for their kindness and care provided to Annemarie during her illness.

Services and interment will be at the convenience of the family under the direction of the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 Route 81, Greenville.

As to Annemarie’s wishes, she will be cremated and buried with her husband in Arlington National Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Greenville Library or the Columbia-Greene Hospice in memory to Annemarie Lobb.


October 29, 2004

AGNES E. ANDREASSEN
Saugerties resident

SAUGERTIES--- Agnes E. Andreassen, 82, of Kings Highway, died with her family at her side on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2004 at the Kingston City Hospital, Kingston, after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Born Jan. 9, 1922 in Manhattan she was the daughter of the late Edward and Anna Ade Cavanaugh.

Mrs. Andreassen graduated from Washington Irving High School in 1940 and worked at Governor’s Island until her marriage to Olaf “Andy” Andreassen on April 19, 1942.

The couple relocated from Brooklyn to Saugerties in 1949 where they raised their own 11 children at their home on Kings Highway.  She was an active parishioner of St. Mary of the Snow Roman Catholic Church and St. John the Evangelist.

She belonged to St. Mary’s Rosary Society, was a volunteer with The Public Library’s Literacy Program and hosted “Fresh Air Kids” and exchange students from Europe.

Survivors include seven sons: Edward G. of Norfolk, Va., Thomas J. of Leeds, Lawrence A. of New Paltz, Raymond J. Saugerties, Robert J. of High Woods, Paul Luke of Saugerties and Richard E. “Rick” Andreassen of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., three daughters: Claudia P. Palay of Saugerties, Margaret B. Cragan of Highland and Audrey R. Felton of Ruby; two sisters, Kay Duffy of Manhattan and June Murawinski of New Jersey; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive.

Mrs. Andreassen was predeceased by her husband Olaf “Andy” Andreassen, a daughter, Ruth Miles, a granddaughter: Regina Hegyi and a sister: Josephine Burns.

Her funeral procession will form 9:15 a.m. Monday at the Seamon-Wilsey Funeral Home Inc., corner of John and Lafayette Streets, then to St. Mary of the Snow Roman Catholic Church where at 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered.

Interment will be held in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Barclay Heights, Saugerties.


October 29, 2004 

ALICE I. BAUER
Employed at C-GCC book store

PURLING--- Alice I. Bauer, 58, of 887 Mountain Ave., Purling, died Thursday, Oct 28, 2004 at Albany Medical Center after a brief illness.

Born in New York City, July 19, 1946, she is the daughter of Charlotte (Geiger) Wosch of Queens and the late Otto Wosch.

Mrs. Bauer has been an area resident for the last 19 years.  She was a member of the Round Top Ladies Fire Auxiliary, also a member of the Kiskatom Reformed Church; she was employed by the NYS Thruway Authority and the Tomahawk Bookstore at Columbia-Greene Community College in Hudson.  She loved all crafts, landscaping, painting, and making floral arrangements.  She wrote beautiful calligraphy and she also enjoyed drinking chamomile tea.  She was always one to be helping people and always happy to join someone in conversation.  She loved dancing and being among her many friends and family.

Survivors include her husband of 19 years, William K. Bauer Jr., of Purling; her son, John T. Fox of Hampton Bays, LI; a step-son, Christopher Bauer of Round Top; a daughter, Caroline A. Fox of Hampton Bays LI; and several cousins.

Calling hours are Saturday, 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Richards Funeral Home. Bross St., Cairo.  The Round Top Ladies Fire Auxiliary will hold services in her memory on Sunday 7:30 p.m.

Funeral services will take place Monday, 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with Rev. David C. Tipple, Pastor of the Kiskatom Reformed Church officiating.

Interment will follow in the family plot of the Round Top Cemetery.

Contributions in her memory may be made to the Round Top Volunteer Fire Company, Round Top, NY 12473


October 29, 2004 

JOHN J. DECKER
Former Catskill Town Supervisor

CATSKILL--- John J. Decker, 85, of Catskill, died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2004 at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson after a short illness.

Born in Saugerties on June 8, 1919, he was the son of the late John and Anne Buhrendorf Decker.

A Catskill resident of 62 years, Mr. Decker was a member of St. Patrick’s Church, Greene County Firemen’s Association, and a 50 year member of Hose Co. No. 1 of Catskill.

Mr. Decker served as a leader in the Boy Scouts of America, Catskill Village Assessor, Catskill Town Supervisor, and worked as a storeroom manager at Alpha-Portland Cement Co. for 30 years.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Dorothy Tompkins Decker of Catskill; two sons and daughter-in-laws: Richard and Sharon Decker of Saugerties and Thomas and Mary Jane Decker of Catskill; six grandchildren: William Decker of Red Hook, Lisa Rivenburg, Benjamin and David Decker of Catskill, Donald and Toni Jo Decker of Joplin, MO as well as six great-grandchildren.

Mr. Decker was predeceased by his son, Donald Decker and Brother, Francis Decker.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home at 139 Jefferson Heights in Catskill. Members of Hose Co. No. 1 are requested to attend fraternal services at 8 p.m.

Funeral services will be 1 a.m. Saturday, Oct 30, at the funeral home. 

Interment will follow in the Town of Catskill Cemetery.


October 29, 2004

EMILY MAXWELL
Born in County Galway, Ireland

NORTON HILL---Emily Maxwell, 90, of Norton Hill, died at the Eden Park Nursing Home in Catskill on Oct. 28, 2004.  She was born in County Galway, Ireland on Nov. 25, 1913, daughter of the late William and Catherine (Morgan) Hynes.

She was a member of the Greenville Irish American Club and the Ladies Auxiliary of Our Lady of Knock Council, Knights of Columbus.

Survivors are her brother Michael Hynes and his wife Mary of Greenville, and a special friend Bernard McGuirk of Greenville.

Mrs. Maxwell was predeceased by her husband Hugh Pearse Maxwell in 2000 also three brother, Patrick, John and William Hynes and four sisters, Cecilia, Mary, Ellen and Catherine.

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

Funeral services will be 10:15 a.m. Monday from the funeral home, with a Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Knock Shrine, East Durham.

Interment will be in Gave of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, N.Y.


October 29, 2004

JOHN R. SENCABAUGH

Former Catskill Village Trustee

CATSKILL--- John “Jack” Richard Sencabaugh, 68, of 23 Clinton Avenue, Catskill, died early Thursday. Oct. 28, at Eden Park Nursing Home in Catskill.

He was born Nov. 27, 1935 in Arlington, Mass., the son of the late Milton and Rita (Costello) Sencabaugh.

Mr. Sencabaugh served in the United States Army and was discharged in 1961.

He was employed as a Forester for the New York state Department of Environmental Conservation for 34 years from 1961 until his retirement in 1995.

Mr. Sencabaugh was a communicant at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church in Catskill.  He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #572; Catskill Village trustee from 1979 to 1985; Catskill Village President from 1984-1985; member of the Heart of Catskill Association; Village and Town of Catskill Planning Boards’ CSEA Union President during the 1970’s; Village and Town of Catskill Democratic Committees; Greene County Democratic Committee; Friends of Beattie Powers House; and Save or (Our) Main Street Buildings.

Survivors include his wife of 39 Years, Mrs. Carmela (Casaregola) Sencabaugh of Catskill; a son, Jack V. Sencabaugh of Catskill; a brother, Milton Sencabaugh and wife Arlene, both of Melbourne, Fla., brother-in-law, Cosmo Casaregola and wife, Joanne, both of Catskill; a sister-in-law, Ursula Casaregola of Catskill; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

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

Funeral services will be 9:30 p.m. Monday from the funeral home followed by a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at ST. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, Bridge St. Catskill.  Rev. John J. Murphy and Rev. Richard Jacobs will be concelebrating.

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


October 29, 30, 31, 2004

ROBERT C. ROSE
Driver

Robert “Bobby” C. Rose, 65, of 30 Division St., Catskill, died Thursday, Oct 28, 2004, at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.

He was born Jan. 2, 1939 in Catskill, the son of the late Floree (Anderson) Rose of Catskill and the late Claude Rose.

Bobby received his education in the Catskill Public School System.  He was an employee of American Valve Company in Coxsackie and was formerly employed as a driver for the Greene County Department of Social Services.

He was a member of Mt. Tabor A.M.E. Zion church in Catskill.  He was a member of the Zionites Chorus.

Robert is survived by his mother, Floree Rose of Catskill; two children, Robert Rose and Sawn Rose of Florida; one brother, James H. Rose of Hudson; four sister, Jacqueline (Rose) Merritt of Hudson, Deloris Rose and Donna M. Rose of Catskill, and Mae Frances rose of Norcross, Georgia’ two sisters-in-law, Juanita Rose of Hudson, Ann rose of Millard, Nebraska; his brother-in-law Marvin Sims, Sr., of Catskill; several aunts, and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

Robert was predeceased by his father, Claude Rose; a brother, Stanley Rose; a sister, Annie (Rose) Sims; and a brother-in-law, Robert Merritt.

Relatives and friends may call at the Traver & McCurry Funeral Home, 234 Jefferson Heights, Catskill, on Tuesday, Nov. 2, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Funeral services will be held at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 3, at the Second Missionary Baptist Church, Main St., Catskill.  The Rev. Randolph Freeman, Pastor of Mt. Tabor A.M.E. Zion Church will be officiating. 

Interment will follow at the Town of Catskill Cemetery.


October 29, 31, 2004

MARYON WHITEHEAD
Bank Secretary

CATSKILL--- Maryon Elizabeth Whitehead, 84, of Catskill died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2004 at Columbia Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient since Oct. 25.

Born in Oneonta on Oct. 3, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Francis and Helen Duel McCloskey.  She moved to Catskill with her family when she was eight and graduated from Catskill High School.  She was active in many civil groups and was secretary to the president and CEO of the Catskill Savings Bank on Main Street until her retirement.

Survivors include her husband, Anthony Whitehead of Catskill; their two daughters, Patricia Zimmerman of Duxbury, MA and Elaine Whitehead of DeLand, Florida; her grandson, Michael Bernard of Latham; a brother’ Lawrence McCloskey of Catskill; and a nephew, Vaughan McCloskey of Clifton Park.

She was predeceased by her brother, Vaughan McCloskey; and a son, Anthony Whitehead on Nov. 13, 1997.

Private cremation was conducted at the Albany Rural Crematorium under the direction of the Millspaugh Camerato Furneral (Funeral) Home at 139 Jefferson Heights in Catksill (Catskill).  A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Monday, Nov. 1 at 3 p.m. in St. Patrick’s Church where she was a faithful parishioner.  Interment of her cremains will take place in the Glenwood Cemetery in Oneonta.


October 30, 2004

SUSAN TOMPKINS TUMASELLA
School Librarian

Susan Tompkins Tumasella, 54, of Jewett, died Oct. 29, 2004, at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany.

She was born to Frank and Janet Durso Tompkins in Catskill.

She was a librarian teacher in Jefferson Central School.  She was a graduate of Hartwick College for her Bachelor’s Degree and received her Master’s Degree in Library Science from the College of St. Rose in Albany.

She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Altar Rosary Society in Haines Falls, and taught religious instruction.

She was predeceased by her father Frank Tompkins.

She is survived by her mother, Janet Tompkins Stokey of Saratoga; her husband, Joseph Tumasella; two daughters, Regina and Valeria; her brother, Kevin Tompkins of Cortlandt Manor; and her sister, Kathy Diefenbach of Topsham, Mass.

Friends and relatives may call on Sunday, Oct. 31, at the Aston-Basagic Funeral Home, 7742 Main St., Hunter, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial is to be celebrated on Monday, Nov. 1, at 11 a.m. Officiating will be The Rev. Anthony Motta.  Interment will follow at the St. Frances de Sales Cemetery, in Elka Park.

Memorial donations may be made to the St. Peter’s Hospice, Albany, NY.


October 31, 2004

ROSALIE TOMPKINS
Arrangements incomplete

Rosalie Palmer Tompkins, 92, formerly of Troy, died Friday, Oct. 29, 2004 at Crouse Hospital in Syracuse.  Funeral arrangements, under the direction of the Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home at 139 Jefferson Heights in Catskill, are incomplete at this time. 


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