Obituaries from the Daily Mail
December 2005

Transcribed by Scott Wichmann
Obituaries provided by Sylvia Hasenkopf


December 1, 2005 

BETTY C. DEYO
Arrangements incomplete

COXSACKIE---Betty C. Deyo, 86, of South River Street, Coxsackie, died on Nov. 30, 2005 at Kaaterskill Care (formerly Greene Long Term Care), Catskill, after a long illness.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the W. C. Brady’s Sons Inc. Funeral Home, 97 Mansion St., Coxsackie.


December 2, 3, 2005

BETTY DEYO
Born in Hudson

COXSACKIE---Betty (Davenport) Deyo, 86, of South River Street, Coxsackie, died Nov. 30, 2005 at Kaaterskill Care, Long Term Care, Catskill.

She was born on Aug. 31, 1919, in Hudson, and was the daughter of the late Thomas Davenport, stepfather John Borger, mother Cora Burger.

Survivors include her sisters Agnes Spence, Mary DiStefano, children Robert Davenport, daughter Bonnie Kiernan, grandchildren Tina Davenport, Teri Osborn, Barbara Conrad, Hannah Davenport, Robert Davenport, Teri Osborn, Barbara Conrad, Hannah Davenport, Robert Davenport, Shane Kiernan, Kristi Kiernan, great-grandchildren Joshua Huff, Amanda Huff, Todd Osborn, Lucas Osborn, Tonya Osterhout, William Conrad, also nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband William P. Deyo.  Also predeceased by brothers Charles Davenport, William Davenport, Thomas Davenport Jr., sisters Nona Votta, Dot Pfeffer, daughter-in-law Carol (Maitland) Davenport.

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend calling hours at The W.C. Brady’s Sons Inc. Funeral Home, 97 Mansion St., Coxsackie, on Friday, Dec. 2, 2005 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Funeral services will take place on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2005 at The W.C. Brady’s Sons, Inc. Funeral Home with Pastor Wendy Steed, pastor of The First United Methodist Church of Coxsackie officiating.

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

Contributions in her memory may be made to The Coxsackie Rescue Squad.


December 1, 2005

ELIZABETH PERPETUA
Arrangements incomplete

CATSKILL---Elizabeth Perpetua, 94, of 15 Woodshire Court, Ballston Lake, and former long-time resident, died Wednesday, Nov 30, 2005 at home in Ballston Lake.  Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Traver & McCurry Funeral Home, Catskill, are incomplete.


December 2, 2005 

ELIZABETH PERPETUA
Longtime Catskill resident

CATSKILL---Elizabeth Perpetua, 94, of 15 Woodshire Court, Ballston Lake, and former long-time Catskill resident, died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2005 at home in Ballston Lake.  She was born Jan. 30, 1911, in Catskill, the daughter of the late Francis and Christina (Peppa) Cardinale.

Elizabeth was a member of the Catskill Laky Elks and St. Patrick’s Rosary-Altar Society.  Mrs. Perpetua was predeceased by her husband, Anthony Perpetua, on Dec. 9, 1972; a brother, James Cardinale; and a sister, Pamela Wisneski.

Mrs. Perpetua is survived by a son, Dennis A. Perpetua and wife Sherry of Brunswick; a daughter, Cynthia D’Avella of Ballston Lake; five grandchildren, Eugene D’Avella  Jr. and wife Wendy of Pittstown, Catherine D’Avella Opela and husband Stephen of Ballston Lake, Denise D’Avella of Albany, Dennis Perpetua Jr. of Highland and Devin Perpetua and wife Sandy of Schodack; a brother, Louis Cardinale of Kingston; five great-grandchildren, Paul D’Avella, Chloe Opela, Phoebe Opela, Emily Perpetua and Alex Perpetua; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday from the funeral home, followed by an 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Patrick’s R.C. Church, Bridge Street Catskill.  The Rev. James E. Clark, pastor, will officiate.  Interment will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Catskill.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Saratoga County Hospice, 179 Lawrence St., Saratoga, N.Y. 12866.


December 2, 2005

FRANCES K. DIETZ
Arrangements incomplete

RAVENA---Frances K. Dietz, 88, died Nov. 30, 2005 at The Pavilion in Catskill.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Sopris-Murray Funeral Home, 9 Main St., Ravena, and are incomplete.


December 3, 2005

FRANCES K. DIETZ
Former editor for state Health Department

NEW BALTIMORE---Frances K. Dietz, 88, died Wednesday, November 30, 2005 at The Pavilion in Catskill.

Born in New Baltimore in 1917, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Edna (Griffin) Kniffen.

Mrs. Dietz was a 1937 graduate of the State College of Albany.  She was the Editor of Publications for the research arm of the New York State Department of Health.

She was an active member of the New Baltimore Reformed Church and the Greene County Historical Society.

A former New Baltimore Town Historian, Mrs. Dietz served on the Bicentennial Committee for the town.

Mrs. Dietz was married April 4, 1942 to Walter P. Dietz.  Mr. Dietz died December 6, 2003.

Survivors include two daughters, Margaret D. Meyer, Ph.D and her husband Robert Meter, M.D. of Fort Pierce, Florida, and Ellen R. Dietz and her husband Walter Bourguignon of Glenmont; a brother-in-law, Robert Parsons of Middleburgh, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Dietz was predeceased by her sister, Doris Kniffen Parson.

A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, December 6, 2005 at the New Baltimore Reformed Church.  Rev. Susan Kerr will officiate.

There will be no calling hours and burial will be private at the convenience of the family.

The family suggests memorial donations in Mrs. Dietz’s name be made to either the New Baltimore Reformed Church or the Greene County Historical Society at the Bronck Museum.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Sopris-Murray Funeral Home, 9 Main Street, Ravena, NY.


December 2, 2005

JOHN JACOB JUNGEN JR.
Marketing executive, baseball player

WINDHAM---John Jacob Jungen Jr. of Apex, N.C. died peacefully on Tuesday, Nov. 29.

He was born in the Bronx on Dec. 6, 1927.

John was known for his great sense of humor, love of people, music, chocolate, sunshine and warmth.  His charm and warm smile quickly made him friends with everyone he met.  He was a devoted husband and father who loved his family dearly.  He also loved his country and was proud of his military service as a corporal with the 622nd Military Police Company in the U.S. Army during World War II stationed in Japan, receiving the Victory Medal and Army of Occupation Medal--Japan.

John attended Concordia College in Bronxville where he loved playing college baseball as a pitcher and football as a guard.  He then completed his B.S. in Marketing at New York University in 1950.  John was offered a pitching position with the Pittsburgh Pirates, which he turned down in favor of marriage and family.  He worked in the housewares industry as a sales and marketing executive for 45 years for companies such as General Electric, Sunbeam, Mr. Coffee, Pollenex, and Hamilton Beach, as well as owning his own manufacturer’s rep firm.  John was also active in the Southbury Men’s Softball League as a player and a coach for the Diamond Back Construction Team and a long-time supporter of the Diamond Back Women’s Softball Team.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Marilyn Dippold Jungen; son John and his wife Beth of Middlebury, Conn.; son Glenn and his wife Jane of Kitty Hawk, N.C.; son Mark of Woodbury, Conn.; son David and his wife Carla of Huntsville, Alabama; daughter Lisa Perkins and her husband Don of Raleigh, N.C.; four wonderful granddaughters Elizabeth, Ashley, Sarah and Jordan; sister Gertrude and her husband Reverend Melvin Bitter of Hayesville, N.C.; sister in law Marjorie and her husband Dr. Bill Hrooziencik of San Mateo, Calif.; sister in law Marilyn Dippold of West Kill; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their children.

The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and entire staff at Wake Med Hospital of Cary for the professional, kind, and compassionate care they provided to John, making his stay as comfortable and dignified as possible.  They were also very understanding, considerate, and helpful to all of his family.

Family will receive friends on Sunday, Dec. 4, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Decker Funeral Home, 134 Main St., Route 23, Windham.

Interment will be on Monday, Dec. 5, at 1 p.m. at the West Kill Cemetery.

Contributions may be made honoring John’s memory to a Veteran’s organization of your choice.


December 3, 2005

ROSELAND CANNA
Beloved wife and mother

BRADENTON, FLA.---Roseland (Fischer) Canna, 87, of Bradenton, Florida, formerly of South Cairo, died Nov. 7, 2005.

She was the daughter of the late Peter and Amelia Fischer of Catskill.

A graduate of St. Patrick’s Academy in Catskill, Rose spend most of her life in Catskill and South Cairo.

After marrying Vince Canna in 1941, she and her husband lived in Catskill for 10 years and then moved to Sandy Plains Road in South Cairo.  They resided there for 54 years.  About 10 years ago, they moved to Bradenton due to age and illness.

Rose was a communicant of St. Bridget’s Church in Leeds and a member of the Rosary Altar Society, as well as a former member of Sacred Heart Church in Cairo.

In addition to raising four children, she worked summers at the Catskill Game Farm for 24 years.

Survivors include her husband Vince; a brother, Peter of Boca Raton, Fla.; two daughters, Pat Latta and Faith Thorne; two sons, Vin and Jeff, 11 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; a son-in-law and a daughter-in-law; and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

A memorial mass for the repose of her soul will be held at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Half Moon.

Her ashes are to be held until her husband’s death at which time both are to be buried in Catskill Rural Cemetery in Jefferson Heights.


December 3, 2005

CATHERINE DURNIN
Devoted mother

Catherine “Kit” Durnin, 79, of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY died Nov. 25, 2005, with her daughters Deborah, Patricia and Denise by her side.  She was born Sept. 17, 1926.

She was a devoted mother who put her seven children and husband before herself.  She loved music, singing, dancing, angels, teddy bears, gingerbread and children.

She is survived by her husband James P. Durnin of Brooklyn and children, James Durnin of North Carolina, Diane Doyle of East Durham, Patricia Durnin of Brooklyn, Deborah Landau of Loucust Valley, Thomas Durnin of Hazlet, New Jersey, Matthew Durnin of Brooklyn, Denise Durnin of Brooklyn; also daughters-in-law Helaine Durnin and Gina Durnin; son-in-law Hugh Doyle; grandchildren James, Thomas and Joseph Reynolds; Ryan and Tyler Durnin; Julia and Alexandra Durnin; Matthew Horan Jr., Nicole Eckander, Julian and Eleanor Eckander.

She was predeceased by her brother John (Jay) Garlan and son-in-law Bernard Landau.

Calling hours were held Nov. 27 and a Mass was held at Our Lady of Angels Church in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.  Interment was at “The Resurrection” cemetery in Tottenville, Staten Island, NY.

Catherine has taken a piece of everyone’s heart with her but will remain forever in their hearts.


December 4, 2005

CORNELIUS P. KRAFT
Air Force veteran

Cornelius P. (Neil) Kraft, 88, of Greenville, died on Dec. 2, 2005 at the Stratton VA Medical Center in Albany.

Born in Hoboken, N.J. on Dec. 6, 1916, he was the son of the late Herman and Dora (Gronemann) Kraft.

Neil served his country during World War II in the U.S. Army Air Force in the European Theater.  He continued to serve with a 20-year military in the U.S. Air Force and retired in 1963.  Neil went on to Lockheed Aircraft working there for 10 years and was a custodian at Greenville Central School for 10 more years.

Neil was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and sang in the church choir.  He was also a member of the Coxsackie Senior Citizens and loved to travel.

Surviving are his sister, Lillian (Mickey) Hauge of Greenville; three nieces:  Linda De Francisco, Arlene Valentine and Karen Haley; two nephews:  Glenn Hauge and Robert Kraft; and several grandnieces and grandnephews.

Besides his parents, Neil was predeceased by a brother, Frederick Kraft.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday, Dec. 4 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Funeral service will be held Monday, Dec. 5 at 10 a.m. at the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 Route 81, Greenville.

Interment will be in the Greenville Cemetery.


December 5, 2005

PAUL JOHN TOMASZEWSKI  (PICTURE)
Tugboat captain

Paul John Tomaszewski, 64, a former longtime resident of Catskill, died Thursday, Nov. 17, 2005, at his home in Hernando, Florida.

He was born in Brooklyn on April 3, 1941.

He graduated from Grady Vocational High School in 1958.  He volunteered to serve his country in the United States Marine Corps in 1958 and proudly served until his honorable discharge in 1962.

Mr. Tomaszewski was employed in the marine transportation industry for 40 years.  As a tugboat captain in New York Harbor, he was deeply respected by his fellow maritime colleagues.  A special memorial service will be held on April 3, 2006 in New York Harbor to commemorate his 65th birthday and his contribution to the maritime industry.

Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Patricia; his son, Laurent Tomaszewski of Chatham; his son Patrick Tomaszewski and his wife and Ericka of Chatham; his daughter, Francoise Tomaszewski, of Brooklyn; his daughter, Lori Cernera and her husband Chuck, and their children Kaitlyn and Karisa, of Staten Island; his daughter, Karen Gregory and her husband Jerome and their son Easton of Hudson; his daughter, Kristen Arp, her fiancée Glen and their children Alli, Cody, Hannah, Kaila and Cambri of Catskill; his daughter, Paula Tomaszewski of Hernando, Florida; his sister, Jeanne Snedden and husband George of New Jersey; his sister, Joyce Sica and husband Jackie of Brooklyn; and his brother-in-law, James Trimble of Hernando.

He was predeceased by his father and mother, Paul and Jean Tomaszewski of Brooklyn; two brothers, George and Dennis; and a sister, Christine.

A celebration of Paul’s life will be held at the Inn At Leeds on Sunday, Dec. 11 between 2 and 6 p.m.

A greeting will take place at 2 p.m. and a eulogy will be at 3 p.m.  All are welcome.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to your local Hospice Chapter.


December 5, 2005

CAROLINE LOMBARDI
Devout Catholic

Caroline Lombardi, 97, of Catskill, died Sunday, Dec. 4, 2005, at her residence.

Mrs. Lombardi was born in Brooklyn on August 18, 1908 to the late Genarro and Angela Angelone Perpetua.

She was a member of the Third Order of St. Francis, Rip Van Winkle Senior Citizens’ Club (which her late husband founded) and a faithful parishioner of St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church.

She was a loving, devoted mother, grandmother and a woman of faith.  Her faith, family and home were the center of her life.

Mrs. Lombardi is survived by her daughter, Elaine Lombardi of Catskill; four granddaughters, Mrs. Ray (Caroline) Miller of Round Top, Mrs. Richard (Adrienne) Roosa of Oklahoma, Mrs. Brian (Suzanne) Knight, and Mrs. Ralph (Lesley) Franceschi of Red Hook; seven great-grandchildren, Kelly, Mathew and Daniel Miller, Richard Roose, Jessica Doss, Griffin Knight and Alexa Franceschi;  great-great-granddaughter, Aubry Doss; as well as several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, George Lombardi in 1992; and a daughter, Joan C. Beare, on Jan. 26, 1996.

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

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 11 a.m. in St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church with interment following in St. Patrick’s Cemetery.


December 6, 7, 2005

JOHN MCALOON            (PICTURE the 7th)
Loving husband and father

GREENVILLE---John McAloon, 50, of South Westerlo, New York, passed away on November 25, 2005 after a 17 month battle with cancer.

He was born Jan. 2, 1955 in Taunton, Mass. to John and Mary McAloon.

He leaves behind his loving wife of 22 years, Cynthia; three children, Rebecca, 16, Patrick, 15, Nola, 11; three sisters, Elizabeth Whelden, Joan Meyers, Marianne Dyke; and his dear friend, Christopher Marston.

As a young boy he attended St. Mary’s School, Taunton High School, as was an altar boy at St. Mary’s Church.

He received a Veterinarian Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Massachusetts.  Throughout his college years he worked teaching the handicapped to ride horses.

His love for children brought him into the field of education where he taught a Woodsville High School and Alvirne High School, both located in New Hampshire.  He was awarded “Teacher of the Year” for the state of New Hampshire his first year teaching.

He was also a logger in British Columbia, a real estate agent and owned his own landscaping business and construction company, K.C. Development.

In 1991, he moved to New York to work for Trans World Systems.  He was the only person in the history of the company to become regional manager of the year two years in a row.  Ending his career as a dedicated Field Advisor for Tremco Company out of Cleveland, Ohio.

While residing in New York, he was an active member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Patchogue.  He served as Deacon, Vice President of the Couples Club, Sunday School teacher, member of the Promise Keeper’s, habitat for Humanity, vacation bible school ministry and spent numerous hours putting together Thanksgiving baskets for the needy.

His strongest dedication in life was to his family.

Those wishing to remember John and his family in a special way, may send contributions to the children’s college fund:  The Bank of Greene County, c/o Rebecca, Patrick and Nola McAloon, Attn.:  Mail Dept., P.O. Box 688, Greenville, NY 12083-0688.

In July, a church service will be held as a “Celebration of his Life” at South Westerlo Congregational Church in New York, with a reception to follow at is family’s home in South Westerlo.


December 7, 2005

ROBERT E. BAKER SR.
Former village trustee

COXSACKIE---Robert E. Baker Sr., 70, of 65 Mansion St., Coxsackie, died Dec. 6, 2005 at Albany Medical Center.

He was born in Danamora, May 19, 1935, and was the son of the late Willard P. and Flora (Rabideau) Baker.

He had been an area resident for 37 years, a past member of The Coxsackie Rescue Squad, a member of Hose 3 Fire Co., a member of The George H. Scott, Police Officer and Constable for the town, a village trustee, deputy mayor of the Village of Coxsackie, an employee of Coxsackie Transport co., Superintendent for Sleepy Hollow, a past member of Hillicoss and Manley Construction Co., Superintendent of Highways for the Village of Coxsackie, a member of The West Crescent Fire Department in Halfmoon, a member of the Old Saratoga Muzzle Loader Club and also a member of the National Guard.

He is survived by his wife Karen L. (Myers) Baker of Coxsackie; four sons, Robert Jr. and William Baker both of Coxsackie, Peter John Baker of Ocala, Fla., and Derrick Baker of Buckeye, Ariz; two daughters, Joann Woods of Coxsackie and Brenda Brockett of Earlton; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by brothers, sisters and one grandchild.

Hose 3 will conduct services in his memory at the funeral home on Saturday at 7 p.m.

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend calling hours at The W.C. Brady’s Sons, Inc. Funeral Home, 97 Mansion St., Coxsackie, on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2005 from 5-8 p.m.

Private cremation services will follow at The Albany Rural Crematorium in Menands.

Contributions in his memory may be made to The Coxsackie Rescue Squad.


December 7, 2005

EDWARD F. HOLMOK
Owned Kopper Kettle Motel

WINDHAM---Edward Frank Holmok, 80, a 40-year resident and owner of the historic Kopper Kettle Motel and Restaurant in Windham, died Sunday Dec. 4, 2005 at Conway Medical Hospital in South Carolina.  He was the son of the late Frank Martin and Mary Holtz Holmok.

He was born on Sept. 14, 1925 in Cleveland.  He graduated from Newark High School and Ohio Wesleyan University.

Edward proudly served as a Naval Lieutenant during World War II from 1943-1946 and the Korean War from 1952-1953, and while on furlough was introduced to Cynthia Ladopoulos.  They were married on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, 1954.

Edward was a member of the Windham Chamber of Commerce, Knights of the Road, VFW and was past master of the Mountain Lodge of the F&A Masons from 1973-1974.  He was a member of St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church in Myrtle Beach, S.C., and the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in Windham.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman.  In his younger years he was an avid golfer and member of the Windham Country Club.  He loved all sports.

In addition to his wife he is also survived by his children:  Karen and her husband Ralph Capelli, Keith and his wife Anne Gaisser, Kevin and his wife Claudia Gordon and Kristen and her husband Michael Mikita; Grandchildren:  Amanda, Andrew and Adriana Capelli, Alexis, Hanna, Noah, Brady, Katherine, Anthony and Nicholas Holmok and Kayli and Matthew Mikita.

He was predeceased by his sister Gwendolyn.

A family statement reads:  “We were all so blessed to have such a wonderful, devoted father.  God gave us the best Dad.  He worked hard to give us all he had, and there’s not much more he could ask for.  He said he loved us all.  We have our special memories that will live in our hearts forever.”  He will be missed not only by us but by all those who knew and loved him.

Calling yours will be Friday from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church.  A service will conducted at noon.  Interment will follow in Pleasant Valley Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Decker Funeral Home, Windham.


December 7, 2005

MARJORIE MORSE
Eden Park resident

WINDHAM---Marjorie Morse of Windham, 94, died Dec. 6, 2005 at Eden Park Nursing Home in Catskill.

She was born Aug. 6, 1911, the daughter of Grover S. Maben and Leone Cole Maben in Windham.

She was predeceased by her husband Newell, who died in 1991, as well as her brothers Horace and Sheldon Maben.

She is survived by her children Edward Grover Morse, of O’Fallon, Illinois and Patricia Green Walrath, of Colonie, New York; her sister, Elnora Mulford, of Windham; five grandchildren, one great-grandchild and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Marjorie resided in Jewett until she moved to Windham 14 years ago.

She was a member of the Jewett Presbyterian Church, active in the Ladies Aide Organization of Jewett Presbyterian Church National Grange Association and the Jewett Fire Company.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2005 at 3:30 p.m. at the Jewett Presbyterian Church with Pastor Dianna Smith officiating.  A spring interment will take place in the spring in Maplewood Cemetery, Jewett, at the convenience of the family.

A gathering will follow the memorial service at the church hall.


December 7, 9, 2005 

EDWARD D. MURPHY SR.
Former Greenville town supervisor

GREENVILLE---Edward D. Murphy Sr., 72, of Greenville, died on Friday, Nov. 11, 2005 in Daytona Beach, Fla.  Born in Pearl River, Edward was the son of the late Walter A. Murphy and Margaret (Lenihan) Murphy.  Ed was a graduate of Pearl River High School and served in the army during the Korean War.  He was a master electrician in Rockland County and owned his own business, Murphy Electric.  He served as President of the Electrical Association of Rockland County (EARC), an organization in which he was an active member.  In 1975, Ed moved to Greenville with his family and began working for the Thruway Authority and later started another business, Edwards Electric Motor Repair.  In 1977 he was elected Supervisor of the Town of Greenville, acting also as the town’s chief of police.  He was also a member of the Greenville Rotary and the American Legion.  He was an active member of both organizations.  Ed retired in 1994, and in 1999 he was diagnosed with carcinoid cancer, a diagnosis that devastated his family.  He fought valiantly for six years, always keeping a smile on his face and enjoying his family whom he loved more than anything else, until the cancer spread to his bones in 2004.  Ed is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 51 years, Lorraine (Handschuh), his adoring children Edward, Jr. (Mariangela), Albany, NY, Jillmarie (John Shrader), Guilderland, NY, Jeffrey Scott (Denise), Port Orange, Fla., his granddaughters Sarah Lorraine (Robert Wadsworth) and Nicole Joanne, his grandson Sean Michael, his great-granddaughters, Taylor Jillmarie Crowley and Tristin Gabrielle Wadsworth, his siblings, Walter (Henrietta) Orangeburg, NY, Joan (William) Singleton, Birmingham, Ala., Dennis (Joan), Warwick, NY, and Mary (Curt) Haines, New City, NY.  He was predeceased by his parents-in-law, Frederick and Marie Handschuh, his son Thomas Jeffrey, and his grandson Patrick Sean.  Edward Murphy was a quiet, caring, kind, gentle man who was loved by all and will be missed tremendously.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday Dec. 17, 2005 at St. John’s Roman Catholic Church, Route 81, in Greenville.  Memorial contributions may be made in Ed’s name to Hospice of Volusia County; 3800 Woodbriar Trail; Port Orange, Fla. 32129, or the Carcinoid Cancer Foundation, Inc., 333 Mamaroneck Avenue No. 492, White Plains, NY 10605.


December 8, 9, 2005 

JOAN FEE
Worked for phone company in New York City

CATSKILL---Joan Fee, 80, formerly of Catskill and Ravena, died Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2005 at St. Peter’s Hospice in Albany where she had been a patient.

Born Oct. 27, 1925 in Queens, she was the daughter of the late James P. Lamar and Frances M. (O’Reilly) Lamar.

Mrs. Fee graduated from high school and married Joseph B. Fee in 1954.  She was employed by the telephone company in New York City prior to moving to Catskill in 1965.  She moved to Ravena in 1980 and was predeceased by her husband on April 18, 1983.

Survivors include three children; Joseph F. Fee of Delmar, Peggy Fee of Guilderland, with whom she resided, and Mrs. Hernan (Eileen) Ng of Madison, NJ; a daughter-in-law, Debra Fee of Delmar; three grandchildren, Brendan, Corey and Marissa Ng of Madison, NJ; a sister, Eliese Migdon of Selden, NY; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Fee was predeceased by five siblings, James Lamar, Patricia Schroeder, Frances Gordon, Eugene Lamar, and Marianne Schroeder; in addition to her husband, Joseph B. Fee.

A Prayer Service will be held Saturday, December 10, at 1 p.m. in the Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home at 139 Jefferson Heights in Catskill with interment following in St. Patrick’s Cemetery.

Friends and relatives are invited to call at the funeral home on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and at noon prior to services on Saturday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.


December 8, 2005

GENEVIEVE HENCOSKI  
Private services

WINDHAM---Genevieve Hencoski, 95, died Dec. 6, 2005 at Robinson Terrace Nursing Home in Stamford where she resided since 2001.

Mrs. Hencoski was born on Nov. 12, 1910, the daughter of Joseph Kozimor and Julia Bagan Kozimor in Elizabeth, N.J..  She resided in Elizabeth, N.J. her entire life until she entered the Robinson Terrace Nursing Home.

Mrs. Hencoski is survived by her daughter Doris and son-in-law James Farrell of Windham, her sister-in-law Virginia Hencoski and two grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband Michael who died in 1998 and her daughter Barbara who died in 1985.

Funeral services were private and arrangements were handled by Decker Funeral Home, Windham.


December 8, 2005

SYLVIA D. ROE
Devoted to grandchildren

CATSKILL---Sylvia D. Roe, 63, of 214 Water Street, Catskill, formerly of Cairo, died suddenly Saturday, Dec. 3, 2005 at her residence.

Born in Hobart, Oct. 6, 1942, she was the daughter of the late Elmer and Nina Hoisier.

She has been an area resident for 20 years, loved shopping, cooking and sewing, and was extremely devoted to her grandchildren.

Survivors include sevens sons, Michael Conine, Raymond Roe, Donald Roe, all of Catskill, Mark Roe, Dale Roe, Kelvin Roe and Daniel Roe, all on Oneonta; a step-daughter, Dorothey Harring; a sister, Audrey Lane of Cairo; and many grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend calling hours at the Richards Funeral Home, Bross Street, Cairo, on Friday Dec. 9, 2005 from 11 a.m. to 12 noon.

Funeral services will take place Friday Dec. 9, 2005 at 12 noon at the Richards Funeral Home with Rev. Retta Lykens, Pastor of the Cairo United Methodist Church, officiating.

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


December 9, 2005

MIKE BALDWIN
Corrections officer

CATSKILL---Michael Nicholas Baldwin, 51, native of Catskill, died suddenly at his residence on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2005.

Mike was born on Feb. 24, 1954 to the late Frank C. and Kathryn Ferfin Baldwin.

He was a graduate of Catskill High School and attended Columbia-
Greene Community College and Hudson Valley Community College.  For over 25 years he has been a correctional officer in Coxsackie.  He was a member of the Catskill Fire Department (Citizen’s Hose Number 5 division) and a former captain of the Citizen’s Hose Rescue Squad when in existence.

Mike is survived by his sister, Francine Baldwin of Wappinger Falls; two brothers:  Frank N. Baldwin of Kenley, N.C. and Nicholas G. Baldwin of Catskill; two sisters-in-law:  Betsy Baldwin of Kenley, N.C. and Kathy Baldwin of Catskill; three nieces:  Kathryn Baldwin of Kenley, N.C., Shelby and Mary Kate Baldwin of Catskill as well as several cousins.

He was predeceased by his parents:  Kathryn Marie Baldwin on May 13, 1988 and Frank C. Baldwin on Nov. 17, 1996; in addition to his sister Maryann Post on June 15, 1991.

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

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, Dec. 12 in St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church at 11 a.m. with interment following in St. Patrick’s Cemetery.


December 9, 2005

MARY V. SEAMAN
Retired seamstress

COXSACKIE---Mary V. Seaman, 79, of Blountstown, Florida, formerly of Coxsackie, died Nov. 17, 2005 at the Bay Medical Center in Panama City, Florida.

Born August 11, 1926, in Coxsackie, she was the daughter of the late Carl and Dora Furyk.

Mrs. Seaman had lived in Blountstown, Florida for the past 23 years and was a retired seamstress.

Survivors include her husband, Donald C. Seaman of Blountstown, FL;  three sons, Paul Mattice of Blountstown, FL, Robert Mattice of Casa Grande, Arizona, and Arthur Kennedy of New Baltimore; five daughters, Margaret Quenneville, Virginia Osborn and Carole Kennedy, all of Coxsackie, Sandra Scalia, of Earlton, and Mary McNamara of Pensacola, FL; four stepsons, Albert Seaman of White Plains, NY.  Ralph Seaman of Blountstown, FL, Ronnie Seaman of Altha, FL, and Don Seaman of Clarksvile, FL; one stepdaughter, Eileen Cataldo of Blountstown, FL; and 23 grandchildren and 35 great grandchildren.

Mrs. Seaman was predeceased by her brother, Bazil Pacieznik.

Services were held Monday, Nov. 21, 2005 at the Peavy Funeral Home Chapel in Blountstown, Florida, with Rev. Tom Stallworth officiating.  Peavy Funeral home was also in charge of the arrangements.

Interment followed in Pine Memorial Cemetery in Blountstown, Florida.


December 10, 11, 2005

JOYCE HULL
Devoted to her family

GREENVILLE---Joyce Hull, 82, of Oak Hill, died on Dec. 9, 2005 following a short illness.

She was born at home on Jan. 31, 1923 in Bates Hollow, the daughter of the late Howard and Mary (Engle) Poultney; and step-daughter of Marie (Mackey) Poultney.  On May 1, 1940 she married her beloved husband, Ralph Hull.  They began farming in Pucker Street near Potter Hollow and moved to a farm between Oak Hill and Durham in 1944.

Joyce was very devoted to her family, especially to her son, Dwight, who had cerebral palsy and required a great deal of love, patience and care.  She did her best to ensure that he received a good education despite his disability.  Physical therapy requiring daily, biweekly or weekly trips to Albany for many years enabled him to gain independence to live a good life.  Next to her family, Joyce loved the farm, especially the cows.  She systematically names the cows and knew every one of them by name.  She loved going to the barn, helping Ralph with the milking and feeding the calves and did so until the age of 75.

Joyce was a member of the Oak Hill-Durham United Methodist Church and past member of the Bates Hollow Church.  Joyce was a 62 year member and past treasurer of Potter Hollow Grange Number 1555.  She relished each and every Grange friend she made.  She was a certified foster parent and also had a number of foster children and foreign exchange students live with her family.  She was the honorary “American” mother/grandmother of Alain Bouillon and family of Greenville.  She was an honorary member of the Greenville F.F.A.

Joyce had a knack of knowing names and dates.  She could readily tell you when you were born, married, how many children you had, their names and birthdays.  Joyce loved to chat on the phone with her many friends.  She lovingly kept a descriptive diary since the age of 14 which was referred to often.  These were her hobbies.

Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Ralph Hull; son, John Hull and wife Charlene (Lutes) of Oak Hill; daughter, Janet Nelson and husband Erik Nelson Jr. of Rensselaerville; seven grandchildren:  Brian Hull and partner Alex Taylor of Albany, Darcy Hull and partner Audrey Buisson of France, Gloria (Hull) and husband Justin Hilgendorff of Round Top, Christine and Carly Hull of Oak Hill, Stephen Nelson and wife Patti (DiSalvo) of Cairo, Holly (Nelson) and husband R. Chris Ullstrom of Preston Hollow; three great-grandchildren:  Erika and Krista Ullstrom, Elliot Hull-Buisson; three step-great grandchildren:  Susan Gardiner, Karen Gardiner, and Kathleen Gardiner; and three step-great-great grandchildren:  Dante and Dean DeRosa and Ian Gardiner.  She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

A loving son, Dwight Hull, and three sisters Norma Armstrong, Violet Lorett and Viola Hazelton predeceased her.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday 2 to 5 p.m.

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

Interment will be in the Potter Hollow Cemetery.

Those who desire may contribute in her memory to the Oak Hill-Durham U. M. Church.


December 10, 2005

ALFRED ‘FRED’ PUNTILLO
Retired NYC police officer

WINDHAM---Alfred “Fred” Puntillo, 79, of Jewett, formerly of Staten Island, NY, died December 7, 2005 at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany.

Born May 11, 1926, he was the son of Eugene and Ida (Pohlman) Puntillo in Staten Island, NY.

Mr. Puntillo was a retired New York City Police Officer.  He was also a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy from 1944-1946.  He was a member of the “Boutioneers” Barber Shop Quartet and also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1545.  Fred also loved to golf and was a member of the Windham Country Club.

Calling hours will be held at the Decker Funeral Home on Main Street in Windham Saturday, December 10, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

Mass of the Resurrection will be held on Monday, December 12, 2005, 10 a.m. at St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Roman Catholic Church in Windham with Rev. James Schiffer celebrating.

Private cremation will follow at Albany Rural Crematory.

He was the loving husband of Pat (Nolan) Puntillo, the dear father of Jane Levy and Robert Pistilli, the grandfather of Daniel, Devin, Emma and Victoria and great-grandfather of Gianna.  He is also survived by his brother Theodore, and sisters Lillian and Rita.


December 10, 2005

ELMER A. YOUNG                      (PICTURE)
First Greene County fire coordinator

CATSKILL---Elmer A. Young, 86, of 23 Brooks Lane, Catskill, died Friday Dec. 9, 2005 at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.

A native Catskillian he was born September 24, 1919, the son of the late Edson A. and Violette M. (Cunningham) Young.

Elmer and his mother operated Young’s Food Store on West Bridge Street in Catskill until 1958.  Elmer then worked for a short while for Alsen Cement Co., New York State Rating; NYS Division of Fire Safety as a representative; retiring from the Aetna Casualty & Surety, Albany Office, as Superintendent of the Engineering Department in December 1984.

Survivors include his wife of over sixty years, Louise F. (Ward) Young of Catskill; a son and daughter-in-law, David and Sue Young of Middlehope, NY; a daughter, Terri-Jo Gallagher of Kiskatom; three grandchildren, Joshua Young, USA Marine Corps, Iraq; Jessica Young of Middlehope, Patrick Gallagher of Kiskatom; and two cousins, Roger and Bruce Vandenburg.

Elmer was a life member of Catskill Hose Company No. 1 with over 50 years service, where he served as President and in other offices; he served two terms as Fire Chief for the Village of Catskill.  He founded the Greene County Fire Radio System and was the first Greene County Fire Coordinator for over 20 years.

Mr. Young was a member of several organizations, including the Greene County Volunteer Firemen’s Association; Life Member of the Greene County Fire Chief’s Association; Greene County Historical Society, 60-year member of the Catskill Masonic Lodge, F&AM #468; past member of Odd Fellows; sever motorhoming clubs, having traveled 49 of the 50 states in America; and longtime member of the Catskill United Methodist Church.  Elmer will always be known for his devotion to the fire service, his family, and his funny sense of humor.

Relatives and friends may call at Traver & McCurry Funeral Home, 234 Jefferson Heights, Catskill, on Monday December 12, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  Officers and members of the Catskill Fire Company will conduct services 8 p.m. Monday evening at the funeral home.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 13, at the funeral home.  The Rev. Joyce Wilkerson, Pastor of the Catskill United Methodist Church, will be officiating.  Interment will follow at the Town of Catskill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church of Catskill Memorial Fund, Community Hospice of Columbia-Greene; or the Catskill Fire Company.


December 11, 2005

ARLENE CLAIRE (SCHREIER) CAMPION
(Death Notice)

CAMPION  -  Arlene Claire (Schreier), 75, died December 10, 2005 peacefully in her home in upstate New York, former longtime resident of Malva, New York.  She was born in Richmond Hill on January 12, 1930.  She is survived by her husband Edward Joseph of 54 years, her daughters and son-in-laws Barbara and Edwin Ellenberger, Patricia and Roy McQueen, and Janet and Peter Kennedy.  Beloved grandmother of Matthew and Collene Ellenberger and Danielle Kennedy.  Loving sister of Vincent Schreier.  She was predeceased by her mother and father, Veronica and Bernard Schreier of Richmond Hill, brother Bernard Schreier, and granddaughter Kimberly Marie Ellenberger.  Her faith, family and home were the center of her life.  Mom, you will always be with us.  You will be the whisper of the leaves as we walk down the street, the smell of certain foods that we remember, flowers we pick and perfume that you wore.  You will be the breath in the air on a cold winter’s day; you’ll live inside our laughter, and crystallized in every tear drop.  Mom, you were our first love, our first friend, even our first enemy, but nothing on earth can separate us.  Not time, not space, not even death.  Viewing will be help at the Martin A. Gleason Funeral Home, 10-25 150th Street, Whitestone, NY 11357, (718) 359-1122, on Monday, December 12, 7-10 p.m. & Tuesday, December 13, 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.   Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, December 14, 9:45 a.m. at Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, 14-51 143rd Street, Whitestone, NY 11357.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to your local Hospice chapter.


December 13, 2005

CATHERINE T. MULHOLLAND
Arrangements incomplete

Catherine T. Mulholland, 70, of Hunter, died Monday, Dec. 12, 2005, at her residence.

She was born Jan. 13, 1935.

Arrangements with the Aston and Basagic Funeral Home, 7742 Main St. Hunter are incomplete.


December 14, 2005

CATHERINE MULHOLLAND
Real estate agent

JEWETT---Catherine Theresa Mulholland, 70, died Dec. 12, 2005 at her residence in Jewett.

She was born Jan. 13, 1935 in the Bronx to James and Catherine Garvey Smith.

She was a homemaker and real estate agent in the local area. 

She is survived by her husband Charles J. Mulholland of Jewett, sons John Mulholland of Westchester, Chuck Mulholland of East Jewett, and James Mulholland of Pelham Bay, daughters Catherine Maben of Jewett and Patricia Borelli of Hunter, brothers James Smith of Yorktown and William Smith of Fairlawn, N.J., and seven grandchildren.

Friends and relatives may call at the Aston-Basagic Funeral Home, 7742 Main St., Hunter, on Wednesday, Dec. 14, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, Dec. 15, 11 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in Haines Falls, with Rev. Anthony Motta the Celebrant.  Interment will follow in the St. Francis de Sales Cemetery in Elka Park.

Memorial contributions made to the American Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.


December 13, 2005

FLORENCE VAN VALKENBURGH
Arrangements incomplete

Florence Van Valkenburgh, 97, of Catskill, died Monday, Dec. 12, 2005, at Eden Park Health Care Center in Catskill.

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


December 14, 2005

FLORENCE VAN VALKENBURGH
Loving mother, grandmother

CATSKILL---Florence Van Valkenburgh, 97, of Catskill, died Monday, Dec. 12, 2005 at Eden Park Health Care Center in Catskill.

She was born April 24, 1908 in Stamford, N.Y., the daughter of the late Louise and Antha (Turk) Cornell.

Florence was predeceased by her husband William Van Valkenburgh and a sister, Marion Reynolds.

She is survived by her daughter, Madalyn Van Valkenburgh and husband Robert of Catskill, grandsons Robert Van Valkenburgh and wife Joanne of Catskill, and Terry Van Valkenburgh and wife Marlena of Catskill, great-grandchildren Kye Van Valkenburgh, Amber Van Valkenburgh, Brandi Collesides, and Shauna Collesides, all of Catskill, and several cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Private cremation was performed at Park View Cemetery in Schenectady.  Spring interment will be in Fairview Cemetery, Grand Gorge, at the convenience of the family.

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


December 14, 2005

MARIE D. CLARK
Nurse

ATHENS---Marie D. Clark, 75, of Valley Road, Catskill, died suddenly Dec. 12, 2005, at her residence, Valley Road, Catskill.

She was born in New York City, June 28, 1930, and was the daughter of the late John and Adele Musa.

She has been an area resident since 1972, and was a communicant of St. Patrick’s Church, Catskill.  She devoted her life to her grandchildren.  She liked to go to the casinos, read and she also loved animals.  She attended nursing school in New York City.  She was dedicated to her career in nursing, and previously was employed by Columbia Memorial Hospital, in Hudson, and also Greene County Memorial Hospital in Catskill as an LPN and CAN.

She is survived by two sons Kevin Clark of Catskill, and Robert and his wife Marge Clark of Athens, a daughter Denise Bush-Brink of Catskill, also survived by three grandchildren, Robert Jr., Casey and Danielle.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her loving grandson Michael in 2001.

Private calling hours will be held at Richards Funeral Home, 28 North Vernon St., Athens.

Private Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, Dec. 16, 2005, at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, Catskill, at 11 a.m.

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

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Columbia-Greene Humane Society, 125 Humane Society Rd., Hudson, N.Y.   12534.


December 14, 2005

FRANCES CUSTANCE
Worked at various pharmacies

CATSKILL---Frances Marie Custance, 58, of Freehold, formerly of Catskill, died Saturday, Dec. 10, 2005 at Columbia Memorial Hospital where she was a patient since Nov. 19.

Mrs. Custance was born in Saugerties on April 26, 1947 to the late William and Edith Bovee Schaffer.  She graduated from Saugerties High School and married Robert Custance.  She had been employed by various pharmacies in Catskill, prior to being an attendance monitor at Catskill High School for the past 17 years.

As per the families request there will be no formal services prior to her interment in the Town of Catskill Cemetery at their convenience.

Arrangements were made under the direction of the Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home at 139 Jefferson heights in Catskill.


December 21, 2005

FRANCES MARIE CUSTANCE
High School Monitor

CATSKILL---Frances Marie Custance, age 58 of Freehold, formerly of Catskill, died Saturday, December 10, 2005 at Columbia Memorial Hospital where she was a patient since November 19.

Born April 26, 1947 in Saugerties, she was the daughter of the late William E. and Edith Bovee Schaffer.

She was a 1966 graduate of Saugerties High School.

She had previously been employed by several area pharmacies in Catskill and spent the last 17 years as a monitor at the Catskill High School.

She has also spent 13 summers employed as a chambermaid at Carl’s Rip Van Winkle Motor Lodge.

Relatives, friends and coworkers will sorely miss Fran’s contagious laugh and great sense of humor.

Survivors include her husband of 38 years, Robert Custance; a son, Scott E. Custance and friend, Rachel Wadman of Freehold; a brother, William “Boo” Schaffer of Saugerties; and several nieces and nephews.

Also, many loved friends including Randy Lewis and Shirley Wase of Catskill, and Susan Ryan of South Egremont, Massachusetts.

Internment took place on December 14, 2005 at the Town of Catskill Cemetery.

Arraignments were made under direction of the Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home, Catskill.


December 14, 2005

ALEXANDRA EMMICH
Devoted to grandchildren

CAIRO---Alexandra Emmich, 84, of Eden Park Health Care Center, Catskill, and of Cairo, died Dec. 12, 2005 at The Eden Park Health Care Center.

She was born in Russia, March 22, 1921, and was the daughter of the late Frederick and Natasha Drosdova.

Memorial services will take place Saturday, Dec. 17, 2005 at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Retta L. Lykens, pastor of The Cairo United Methodist Church officiating.

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

She has been an area resident since 1985.  She was a lioness of all children.  She was devoted at all of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She loved to cook and sew.

She is survived by a son, Valentine Emmich, of New Jersey; two daughters, Vera D’Ambrosio of Cairo and Tasha Wade of Catskill; eight grandchildren, Denise and Frank Cogliando, Erica Baker, Marie Caterina, Michael Emmich, Val Matthew Emmich and Melissa and Justine D’Ambrosio; six great-grandchildren, Ayla, Daniel, Samantha, Lauren, Max and Gavin.

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend calling hours at The Richards Funeral Home, Bross St., Cairo, on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2005, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.


December 14, 2005

VIVIAN J. THEISS
Loving wife and mother

GREENVILLE---Vivian J. Theiss, 84, of Oak Hill, formerly of Woodhaven, died Dec. 9, 2005 at the Venice Regional Medical Center in Venice, FL, due to complications from the chronic illness scleroderma.

Born June 13, 1921 in New York City, she was the daughter of the late Herbert and Mildred (Kley) Jelley.

She was a homemaker and the ultimate hostess.

Vivian will be remembered for her smile, enthusiasm and joy of life; she embraced each day with a powerful Christian faith and love of family and friends.  She was a lifetime member of the Emanuel United Church of Christ in Woodhaven, and a member of the Eastern Star.

Survivors include two loving children, son Henry A. Theiss, Jr. and his wife Linda of Claverack, daughter Jayne Vadyak and her husband Andrew; two granddaughters, Jill Dean and her husband Tom, and Aimee Vadyak Montanye and her Husband Carl; two grandsons, Henry John Theiss, and Andrew Michael Vadyak and his wife Kimberly; great granddaughters Morgan and Olivia Dean; great-grandsons Andrew Peter, Hadley and John Vadyak and William Montanye; brothers-in-law Dan and Phil Theiss, and Dick Tobin; sister-in-law Ruth Tobin, and her dear friend and companion, Dick Wallace.

Mrs. Theiss was predeceased in 1983 by her loving husband, Henry A. Theiss, Sr., brother-in-law Bill Thiess, and sisters-in-law Eileen, Teddy, and Freda Theiss.

Friends may call at the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 State Route 81, Greenville, NY  12083, on Friday, Dec. 16, 2005 from 3-7 p.m.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, 2005 at the funeral home.

Interment will be in the Brookside Cemetery in Preston Hollow.

Those who wish may contribute in Vivian’s memory to the Emanuel United Church of Christ, 93-12 91st Ave., Woodhaven, NY  11421.


December 15, 2005

LYNNETTE PANTORI
Born in Bayshore

GREENVILLE---Lynnette Marie Pantori, 42, of Winnsboro, South Carolina, passed away suddenly at her home in Winnsboro on December 13, 2005.

She was born in Bayshore, New York on Aug. 17, 1963, the daughter of Lawrence Pantori Sr. and Lynda (Constantine) Proctor.

Surviving are her mother and step-father, Lynda and William Proctor of East Durham; her father, Lawrence Pantori St. of East Islip, NY; her grandfather, Anthony Pantori Sr.; four sisters, Annette McCrimmon, Christine Palumbo, Denise Pantori and Paula Gardner; her brother, Lawrence Pantori Jr.; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be Monday, December 19, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. at the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 Route 81, Greenville, NY.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 2-5 p.m.

Interment will be at the Potter Hollow Cemetery.


December 16, 2005

DORIS M. CLICKMAN
File clerk for Pioneer Insurance

GREENVILLE---Doris M. Clickman, 83, of Norton Hill, died on Dec. 14, 2005 at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany, N.Y.

She was born in Westerlo on October 11, 1922, the daughter of the late Herman and Dora (Peck) Palmer.

Doris was a file clerk for the Pioneer Insurance Co. in Greenville until her retirement.

She was a member of the Medusa Volunteer Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary.  She loved bowling and her flowers.

Doris was a member of the Greenville-Norton Hill United Methodist Church.

Doris will be remembered by her family as a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

She was pre-deceased by a daughter Lorraine Vancua, a great-grandson Clifford Chase V. and a brother, Earl Palmer.

Surviving are her husband, John Clickman of Norton Hill; two daughters, Janice Chase and her husband Clifford, III and Karen Bell-Winans and her husband David, of Medusa; ten grandchildren, Sally Lounsbury, Clifford Chase, IV, Robin Welsch, David Chase, Brian, Ryan and Randy Tryon, Kimberly Anderson, Kenneth Bell, Jr. and Kandice Sutton; 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Funeral services will be Saturday, Dec. 17, 2005 at 7 p.m. at the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 Route 81, Greenville, N.Y.  12083

Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 5-7 p.m.

Interment will be at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Westerlo Rural Cemetery.

Those who wish may contribute in Doris’ memory to the Greenville-Norton Hill United Methodist Church Building Fund, Route 81, Norton Hill, N.Y.  12083.


December 16, 2005

CLARENCE ‘CAL’ T. POLITIS JR.
Employed by KTD in Woodstock

CATSKILL---Clarence “Cal” T. Politis Jr., age 71, of Meads Mountain Road, Woodstock, died Wednesday, December 14, 2005 at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.

He was born January 15, 1934 in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, the son of the late Clarence T. and Ann E. (McIntyre) Politis Sr.

Cal was an employee of KTD in Woodstock prior to his disability.  He was predeceased by two sisters, Mary Louise Politis and Nancy Jane Politis.

Mr. Politis is survived by two sisters, JoAnne Politis and Judith C. Politis, both of Palenville.

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

Funeral services are under the direction of Traver and McCurry Funeral Home, Catskill.


December 17, 2005

GLORIA J. HAEFELIN
Antique dealer

SOUTH JEWETT---Gloria J. Haefelin, 67, of South Jewett, died Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2005 while traveling across country with her beloved husband Thomas Haefelin and their Bassett hound Oakie.

Born May 20, 1938 in the Bronx, she was the daughter of John and Lucy Loberta.

She was a well respected antique dealer throughout the United States for the past 35 years.  In addition to dealing with antiques, she was the owner and operator of the Ashland Market, a business remembered by many in the late 1970s.

She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Tom, her daughter Nina and son-in-law John (Berger) of West Kill, son Gregg Haefelin and daughter-in-law Debra of Rhinebeck, and daughter Kim Haefelin of Copake.  She was the proud grandmother of four granddaughters, Arielle and Grace Berger and Kristy and Jenna Haefelin.  Other survivors include sister Glenda Guarino of West Nyack, nephew Paul Guarino, and niece Nicole Guarino of West Nyack, and great nieces and nephew Diana, Caroline, and John Guarino.

Friends and relatives may call at the Aston and Basagic Funeral Home, 7742 Main St., Hunter, on Sunday, Dec. 18, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, Dec. 19, 2005 at 11 a.m. at St. Theresa’s Roman Catholic Church in Windham.  Officiating will be the Rev. James Schiffer.  Interment will follow in the St. Frances de Sales Cemetery in Elka Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Greene County Women’s League in care of Mrs. M. Wright, P.O. Box 404, Tannersville, NY  12485.


December 17, 2005

ELIZABETH L. HARTRANFT
Story’s Nursery employee

CAIRO---Elizabeth L. Hartranft, 83, of 885 Cornwallville Road in Cornwallville, died on Friday, Dec. 16 at Albany Medical Center.

Born June 6, 1922 in Brooklyn, she was the daughter of the late William and Janet Daly.

Elizabeth has been an area resident since 1973.  She was previously employed at Sloane Kettering Institute of New York City, and Story’s Nursery in Freehold.  She was a member of the Resurrection Lutheran Church of Cairo, a member of the Resurrection Ladies Guild, and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the East Durham Fire Department.  She loved to crochet and to play cards.

Survivors include three daughters, Jane Galati of Bloomingburgh, Mary V. Dunbar of Cornwallville, and Janet Kaplowitz of Bloomingburgh; a son, Robert Hartranft of Coeymans; seven grandchildren, and on great-grandchild.

She was predeceased by her husband, Elmer Hartranft.

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend calling hours at Richards Funeral Home, Bross Street, Cairo, on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2005 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Funeral services will take place Monday at 10 a.m. at the Resurrection Lutheran Church in Cairo, with Rev. Victor Nelson, Pastor, officiating.

The day of the funeral, everyone is asked to meet at the church, except for family members.

Interment will follow next to her late husband, Elmer, in the family plot of the Cornwallville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Memorial Fund of the Resurrection Lutheran Church of Cairo.  Envelopes may be obtained at the funeral home for your convenience.


December 19, 2005

RUTH MARY HUNT
Nurse

Ruth Mary Hunt, 96, died Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2005 at Florida Lutheran Health Care Center, DeLand, Fla.

Born Jan. 14, 1909 in New York City, she was the daughter of Ray and Martha Ruhle Hunt.

During her childhood years, Mrs. Hunt resided in Freehold and Cairo.

After graduating from Asbury College in 1932, she completed her training as a professional nurse at Flower Fifth Avenue Hospital in New York City.

She worked at hospitals in the New York area and as a private nurse until she entered the armed forces in 1945.  She served as a nurse in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years, retiring as a major in 1965.

Following retirement, she returned to Freehold, where she cared for her mother and her aunt and uncle, Otillie and Harry Levers until their deaths.

In 1979, she moved to Florida, residing in Palmetto and most recently at the Florida Lutheran Health Care Center, where she received wonderful care.

Survivors include her nephews, Donald Howard of Oxford, Chenango County, Robert Howard of High Point, N.C. and Peter Howard of Troy, Ala.; and many grand and great-grand nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her sister, Alyce Howard.

A memorial service will be held at the Freehold Congregational Christian Church 11 a.m. Dec. 30 followed by burial in Freehold Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Freehold Congregational Christian Church, PO Box 131, Freehold, NY  12431 or to Hospice of Volusia/Flagler, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange, FL  32129.

Arrangements are with Behe Funeral Home, 21 Main St., Oxford, 13830.


December 19, 2005

DANIEL M. LEGG
Retired police officer

Daniel M. Legg, 64, of North Drive, died Saturday, Dec. 17, 2005, at St. Peter’s Hospital, Kingston after a brief illness.

Born Dec. 2, 1941 in Saugerties, he was the son of the late Harold and Elizabeth Christiana Legg.

A veteran of the United States Army, he was a 21-year employee of the village of Saugerties Police Department where he held the rank of sergeant until his retirement in 1992.

He was an active member of the William H. Raymond Odd Fellows Lodge No. 59 where he was serving as District Deputy Grand Master.

Mr. Legg was a Past Grand Herald of the New York I.O.O.F.  He was currently serving as Grand American Color Bearer of Grand Encampment of New York.

He was a Chivalier of Clearwater Lodge No. 20 P.M.

Mr. Legg was a member of the Saugerties American Legion Post No. 72, a life member of the C.A. Lynch Hose Company, a life member of the Saugerties Exempts Fire Company, a member of the Saugerties Police Benevolent Association and a former member of the Ulster County Shields.

Survivors include his wife, the former Alice Kerr, with whom he recently celebrated his 41st wedding anniversary; three daughters, Leanne Hunluck, of Saugerties, Elizabeth D. Zmiyarch of Saugerties and Melissa DeStio of West Palm Beach, Fla.; two brothers, William and Lester Legg, both of Saugerties; three sisters, Jennie Wannamaker, Laura Reid and Ruth Cooper, all of Saugerties; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by two brothers and one sister, Rudolph F. Legg, Richard Legg and Elvira Burch.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Seamon-Wilsey Funeral Home Inc. at the corner of John and Lafayette streets with the Rev. Karl Ostberg, pastor of the Saugerties Congressional Church, officiating.

Internment with military honors by the Saugerties American Legion Post No. 72 will be held in Mountain View Cemetery, Saugerties.


December 21, 2005

ELEANOR E. CASELLES
Charter member of West Athens-Limestreet Ladies Auxiliary

ATHENS---Eleanor E. Caselles, 91, of the Pavilion in Catskill, formerly of Athens, died Dec. 19, 2005 at the Community Hospice of Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.

She was born in Egg Harbor, Township, N.J. on June 10, 1914 and was the daughter of the late Richard and Sophie (Knauss) Schmidt.

Eleanor has been a lifetime member of The Zion Lutheran Church of Athens, she was a charter member of The West Athens Limestreet Ladies Auxiliary and belonged to many other volunteer organizations.

She is survived by a brother, Frederick Schmidt of Athens; two nieces, Anita Bamert of Cairo and Suzanne McGary of Fellsmere, Florida; and three nephews, Richard Schmidt of Magnolia, Massachusetts, Walter Schmidt of Aurora, Colo., and Laurence F. Schmidt of Athens.

Memorial services will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2005 at 7 p.m. at Richards Funeral Home, 28 North Vernon St., Athens, with the Rev. Slater officiating.

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend calling hours at funeral home on Dec. 27, 2005 from 5-7 p.m..

Private cremation services took place at The Albany Rural Crematorium, in Menands, on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2005.


December 21, 22, 2005

EDITH SAXE MINERLY                 (PICTURE)
Former Athens town historian

CATSKILL---Edith Saxe Minerly, 96, died Sunday, Dec. 18, 2005 in the gentle care of Kaaterskill Care Skilled Nursing Home and Community Hospice of Columbia-Greene Counties.

Born Nov. 24, 1909 in Saugerties, she was the daughter of the late Irving and Ella (Holdrich) Saxe.

She had fond memories of her youth in the Village of Catskill and Kiskatom.  She graduated from the high school, located then on Academy Street.  Married to Rudy Minerly May 2, 1927, she moved to Athens, where she was to live for 77 years, enjoying the changing views of the Hudson River.

A talented and prolific writer of prose and poetry, her works were aired on the Arthur Godfrey Show, as well as a popular local morning show.  Her interest in local history led to her appointment as Athens Town Historian for 45 years and her weekly historical column, “Early Days,” was published in the Athens Herald and Catskill Daily Mail.  It featured information on Athens and the Hudson Valley in the late 1800s and early 1900s.  She was a regular volunteer at the Bronck House for many years always enjoying the opportunity to research and serve the preservation of local history.

Several large scrapbooks have been passed on to the Town of Athens containing clippings and notations on the lives and activities of its people over several decades.  A dedicated Republican, she supported the election of her party’s candidates including her husband who served as Athens Town Justice.  Her grandfather, Washington J. Saxe, had served the Town of Catskill as Superintendent of Highways and Town Justice.

For many years, she was an active member of Daughters of the American Revolution, the choir of the Athens Reformed Church, Athens Ladies Auxiliary Hook and Ladder as well as the NYS and Greene County Historical Societies.  She managed the office for Rudy Minerly, Electrician, until his death in 1968.

Edith was honored by the Village of Athens as one of the Grand Marshals at its Bicentennial Celebration earlier this year.  She enjoyed all of the festivities, especially being in the parade.

She is survived by and will be dearly missed by her daughter Mona Minerly Woywod and husband Richard of Boynton Beach, FL, grandchildren Margo Woywod Moore (Walter) of Boca Raton, FL, Eric Woywod (Donna) of Hatboro, PA, Jennifer Woywod Mooney (Mark) of Kennebunk, ME, Jason Woywod (Vikki) of Boynton Beach, FL; great-grandchildren Jessica and Jamie Rose Moore, Dustin and Kendra Woywod, Joseph and Kyle Mooney, Nicholas and Zachary Woywod, and several nieces, nephews and cousins, including Josie Saxe Edwards of Kiskatom.

Mrs. Minerly was predeceased by her husband of 41 years, and her brothers Harold and Frederick Saxe.

Friends and relatives are invited to call at the funeral home Wednesday fro 3 to 6 p.m.  Members of the On-Ti-Ora Chapter NSDAR are requested to attend services a 4 p.m.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 22 at 1:30 p.m. in the Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home, 139 Jefferson Heights, Catskill with Rev. Vicky Eastland, Pastor of the First Reformed Church officiating.

Interment will follow in the Athens Rural Cemetery.

Contributions in her memory would be appreciated by Community Hospice of Columbia-Greene Counties, 47 Liberty St., Catskill  12414.


December 21, 2005

THERESA NOTARNICOLA
Former director of nursing at Eden Park Nursing Home

CATSKILL---Theresa “Terry” Notarnicola, 81, of Catskill, died Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2005 at Eden Park Health Care Center in Catskill.  She was born Sept. 29, 1924, in Freehold, the oldest of six children of the late Henry and Mildred (Tunison) Mangold.

Mrs. Notarnicola was a long-time resident of Catskill.  She was a communicant of St. Patrick’s R.C. Church in Catskill.  Terry graduated from the Benedictine Hospital School of Nursing in 1946 and practiced as a registered nurse until her retirement as director of nursing at Eden Park Nursing Home in Catskill.  She was predeceased by her husband, Anthony J. Notarnicola, on April 23, 1987.

An avid gardener, Terry was a long-time member and past president of the Catskill Garden Club; member of both the Palenville Country Club and Catskill Country Club; and member of the Greene County Nurses Association and Long-Term Council.

Mrs. Notarnicola is survived by a daughter and son in-law, Nancy and Robert Schanck, both of Saugerties; a grandson, Robert Schanck of Clermont, Fla.; a granddaughter, Dawn Palmer, and a great-granddaughter, Cierra Palmer, both of Boiceville; five brothers and sisters, Joseph Mangold and Barbara Baron, both of Freehold, Ruth Harrington of Castleton, Robert Mangold of Greenville and Frances Ayrey of Palm Coast, Fla.; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

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

Funeral services will be held 8 to 9 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, from the funeral home, followed by a 9:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Patrick’s R.C. Church, Bridge Street, Catskill.  The Rev. James E. Clark, pastor, will officiate.  Interment will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Catskill.


December 21, 2005

VINCENT J. VOERG
Veteran, business owner

SAUGERTIES---Vincent J. Voerg, 83, of Main Street, Saugerties, died Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2005 at the Golden Hill Health Related Facility, Kingston, after a lengthy illness of Alzheimer’s Disease.

Born Sept. 26, 1922 in Saugerties he was the son of the late William and Alice Kerbert Voerg. 

He was a veteran of World War II where he served in the United States Army.  A lifetime area resident he was the owner and operator of Voerg Lincoln Mercury in Catskill, for over 20 years.  In latter years he was a summer resident of Bolton Landing.

Predeceased by his wife, the former Alice Longendyke who died in February of 1980, survivors include his companion of over 20 years, Judith Craft.  Three sons:  Gary of South Glastonbury, Conn., Timothy and Michael Voerg both of Saugherties.  2 Daughters:  Bonnie Brocco of Glasco and Nancy Brontoli of Port Ewen.  Eight grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

He was predeceased by two sisters:  Alice Benjamin and Margaret Spatz and two brothers:  William “Ott” and Richard Voerg.

His funeral procession will form 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Seamon-Wilsey Funeral Home,, Inc. corner of John and Lafayette streets thence to St. Mary of the Snow Roman Catholic Church where at 11 a.m. a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered.

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


December 22, 2005

SHIRLEY R. BRANDOW
Devoted to her family

CAIRO---Shirley R. Brandow, 79, of Mountain Avenue, Cairo, died suddenly, December 20, 2005 at The Eden Park Health Care Center in Catskill, after a long illness.

She was born in Cairo, January 17, 1926 and was the daughter of the late Courtney and Ruth (Lindsey) Palmeter.

Graveside services to be announced and will take place in the springtime in the family plot of The Riverside Cemetery, Coxsackie, with Reverend Retta Lykens, of the Cairo United Methodist Church, officiating.

Shirley was a lifelong resident of Cairo, a member of the Cairo United Methodist Church and was devoted to her family and grandchildren.

Prior to her retirement, she was employed by Morton’s Department Store in Cairo for over 20 years.

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

There will be no calling hours.

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

Survivors include her husband Arthur H. Brandow Sr., of Cairo; a daughter, Linda Brandow, of Cairo; and a son, Arthur H. Brandow Jr., of Freehold.


December 23, 2005

JOHN ‘JACK’ KEENAN
Retired IBM employee

SAUGERTIES---John “Jack” Keenan, 57, of 80 Elm Street, died suddenly Tuesday, December 20, 2005 at the Benedictine Hospital in Kingston, New York.

Born December 17, 1948 in Saugerties, he was the son of the late John and Alice (Buytkins) Keenan.

A graduate of Saugerties High School, Class of 1967, he lettered in Varsity Basketball.  He obtained an Associate’s Degree from Ulster County Community College.  He was a retired employee of IBM in Kingston, where he worked for over 30 years.  He was a member of the IBM Quarter Century Club, a member of the Saugerties Athletic Association, where he played in the Premier Basketball League for many years.

He belonged to several area dartball teams, was an avid golfer and a former coach for his daughter’s soccer teams.

Survivors include his wife, the former Jenny Kaung; two daughters, Jessica Keenan, of Charlotte, NC, and Juliet Keenan of State College, PA; one sister, Alice Keenan-Vernon of Poughkeepsie; and several nieces and nephews.

His Funeral Procession will form 11 a.m. Saturday at the Seamon-Wilsey Funeral Home, Inc., corner of John & Lafayette streets, thence to St. Mary of the Snow Roman Catholic Church, where at 11:30 a.m. a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered.


December 23, 2005

ALBERT PELTIER
Arrangements incomplete

ATHENS---Albert Joseph Peltier, 79, of Whittier Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center, Route 66, Ghent, died Dec. 21, 2005, at Columbia Memorial Hospital, Hudson.

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend calling hours at The Richards Funeral Home, 28 North St., Athens, on Wednesday, Dec. 28, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Funeral services will take place Wednesday, Dec. 28, at 3 p.m. at The Richards Funeral Home, 28 North Vernon St., Athens.

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

Complete funeral information and obituary information will follow in Monday, Dec. 26, 2005 edition of the newspaper, and will be announced.


December 26, 2005

ALBERT J. PELTIER
W.W.II Vet, GM supervisor

GHENT---Albert Joseph Peltier, 79, of Whittier Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center, Route 66, Ghent died Dec. 21, 2005 at Columbia Memorial Hospital, Hudson.

He was born Nov. 7, 1926 in Amesbury, Mass. and was the son of the late Charles E. and Yvonne Quelette Peltier.

He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II.  He was a supervisor for General Motors in Tarrytown, Westchester County, retiring in 1975.

Survivors include his wife Lucy J. Mayoth of West Coxsackie; one son and daughter-in-law Albert J. and Caroline Peltier of Jenison, Mich.; one daughter and son-in-law Paula M. and John Kalney; two brothers, Gene J. Peltier of Florida and Wilford J. Peltier of Florida; one sister, Louise Lingardo of Downsville, Delaware County; four grandchildren, Amanda Stacy of Michigan, Anthony Peltier of Michigan, Russell Kalney of Athens and John Kalney of Athens and many nieces and nephews.

Military services will take place 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Richards Funeral Home, 28 North Vernon Street, Athens, conducted by the Military Forces Honor Guard out of Albany.

Calling hours are 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Richards Funeral Home, 28 N. Vernon Street, Athens.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Northeastern NY Chapter, 85 Watervliet Ave, Albany, 12206-2083 or to the Kidney and Urology Foundation of America, 1250 Broadway, Suite 2001, NY NY, 10001.  Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.


December 23, 2005

GENNARO ‘GINO’ PESCE
Owned Pesce’s Bakery

SAUGERTIES---Gennaro “Gino” Pesce, 84, of Malden Turnpike in Saugerties died Thursday, Dec. 22, 2005 at his residence after a lengthy illness.

Born Dec. 27, 1921 in Cementon, he was the son of the late Joseph and Gaetana Pesce.

He was a veteran of World War II, where he served in the United States Army.  He owned and operated with his brothers Pesce’s Bakery for over 45 years.  Upon his retirement he went to work at Lezette Express in Saugerties where he was employed for 18 years.  Upon his retirement he went to work at Lezette Express in Saugerties where he was employed for 18 years.  (sic)

Survivors include his wife with whom he recently celebrated his 63rd wedding anniversary, the former Theresa R. Ferraro, one son: Joseph G. Pesce of Saugerties and one daughter:  Dianne E. Paolo of Wallkill.  Two brothers:  Joseph Pesce, Jr. and Fred Pesce both of Saugerties.  Two brothers:  Joseph Pesce, Jr. and Fred Pesce both of Saugerties.  (sic)  Three sisters Philomena Ciarlante of Glasco, Carmella Aldorasi and Mary Aldorasi both of Long Island City.  Four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

He was predeceased by a sister Rose Scarselli.

His funeral procession will form 9 a.m. Saturday at the Seamon-Wilsey Funeral Home, Inc. corner of John and Lafayette streets thence to St. Mary of the Snow where at 9:30 a.m. a  Mass of Christian Burial will be offered.

Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Barclay Heights with military honors by the Saugerties American Legion Post 72.


December 24-25, 2005

GUY A. CHIRICO
Arrangements incomplete

HUNTER---Guy A. Chirico, 72, of Hunter, died Dec. 23, 2005 at Albany Medical Center.  Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Aston-Basagic Funeral Home, 7742 Main St., Hunter, are incomplete.


December 26, 27, 2005

GUY CHIRICO SR.
Artist and Hotelier

Guy Chirico Sr., 72, died Friday, December 23, 2005.

Born November 3, 1933, in New York City, he was the son of the late Dominick and Lillian Chirico.

Mr. Chrico (sic) was an internationally known painter, muralist, hotelier and restaurateur.

He graduated from Pratt Institute, studied at the Phoenix School of Art and The Art Students League.

He worked as a freelance artist, illustrator and graphic designer for hotels and restaurants, including The Russian Tea Room, Tavern of the Green and The Palm Court, and well as a muralist for Pan American Airlines.

He has had numerous one man shows at galleries in New York including those at Gallery 49, Windham Fine Arts Gallery, Hunter Gallery and has been awarded prizes for his work at the Cooperstown Art Show.

Mr. Chirico has taught art classes in New York and France.

His works, including portraits, still lifes, landscapes and trompe l’oeil, have been displayed in corporate and private collections throughout Europe and the United States.

His work was the subject of a major retrospective in 1997 at the Galerie Etienne De’Causans in Paris and his landscapes were exhibited at the Musee Fleury in Lodeve, France.

In addition to his career, Mr. Chirico designed and built Schribner Hollow Lodge, in Hunter, NY.  He also created the President’s Wedding Restaurant in Catskill, NY.  He served as a board member of the Friends of Olana, was a director Emeritus of Columbia Greene Community College Foundation and served as President of the Greene County Council of the Arts.

Survivors include his wife, Helena; his son, Guy William; grandson, Guy Michael; brothers, Dominick and Vincent; sister, Inez Montalbano; daughter-in-law, Kate; and stepsons, Robert and Jeffrey.

Mr. Chirico was predeceased by his sister, Frances Chisena.

Calling hours will be Monday and Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 at the Aston-Basagic Funeral Home, 7742 Main Street, Hunter, NY  12442.

Services will be held Wednesday, December 28, 2005 at 11 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in Haines Falls.  The Reverend Anthony Motta will officiate.

Internment will follow in the St. Francis de Sales Cemetery in Elka Park, N.Y.

The family has established “The Guy Chirico, Sr. Memorial Art Scholarship” at the Columbia Greene Community Foundation at Columbia Greene Community College.  Donations in his memory may be sent to Columbia Greene Community Foundation, 4400 Route 23, Hudson, N.Y.  12534


December 26, 2005

IRENE ZITEK
High school teacher

Irene Zitek, 84, of Livingston Street, Saugerties, died Saturday, December 24, 2005 at the Benedictine Hospital in Kingston.

She was born April 12, 1921 in Germany and has been an area resident since 1984 when she relocated from Europe.

Proficient in several languages, she taught German and Spanish at Saugerties High School for over 25 years, retiring in 1997.

She was a member of the Saugerties Teachers Association and The New York State United Teachers.

She was a parishioner of St. Mary of the Snow Roman Catholic Church and sang in St. Mary’s choir.

Survivors include two daughters, Nina Knaust of Catskill and Anna Lora Ambrose of Newburgh, as well as four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family and internment will be in the Mountain View Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Seamon-Wilsey Fuenral Home, Inc. corner of John and Lafayette Streets in Saugerties.


December 27, 2005

RICHARD MAKELY
CEO of Interactive Marketing Systems

WINDHAM---Richard Ferris Makely, 65, of Kiawah Island, South Carolina, died Saturday, Dec. 24, 2005 at his home.

Born Oct. 2, 1940, in Bridgeport, Conn., he was the son of the late Allen James Makely and Beatrice Marie Makely (nee’ Cooke).  He was a graduate of New York University, a veteran of the U.S. Army and a former long time resident of Jewett.

Mr. Makely served as a CEO of Interactive Market Systems, an international media research company in New York City, until his retirement.

He was a long time member and served as treasurer for the Windham Country Club.

A man of many talents, Richard was an actor and performed in both amateur and professional venues including the Small Town and Fancy Players, Mahwah, N.J., Shandaken Theatrical Company, Shandaken, N.Y. and at Woodstock.

He was also an avid golfer.

Richard was a member of Johns Island Presbyterian Church, Johns Island, S.C. and a former member and elder at Jewett Presbyterian Church, Jewett.

He is survived by his wife Jo Anne Makely (nee’ Crowley); son and daughter-in-law Pieter and Debi Makely, daughter and son-in-law Lyzbeth and James Best and their daughter Emerson Glick, all of Hewitt, N.J.; two brothers, James Mackely of Rochester and George Makely and his wife Sally of Baltimore, M.D.

His brother, Frederick Makely, preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, December 29 at Jewett Presbyterian Church.

Internment will follow at Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Ashland.

A memorial service at Johns Island Presbyterian Church will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the West Settlement Church Restoration Fund, c/o Eric Allen, Route 23, Ashland, N.Y.  12407.

Condolences may be sent via www.mcalister-smith.com.

Local arrangements are being handled by Decker Funeral Home in Windham.


December 27, 2005

VINCENT R. MARINO
Ski shops owner

HUNTER---Vincent R. Marino, 87, died Dec. 23, 2005 at Robinson Terrace, Stamford, N.Y.

He was born Feb. 8, 1918 in Brooklyn.

Vincent and his son Ralph owned and operated the West Kill Hotel from 1960-1963.  For the past 40 years they have been in business running the Snow Bird Ski Shop and the Village Ski Shop.

Vincent is survived by sons Ralph Marino of Hunter and Vincent Marino Jr., of North Carolina, daughter Catherine Kiss of Hauppauge, nine grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren.

Friends and relatives may call at the Aston-Basagic Funeral Home, 7742 Main St., Hunter on Thursday, Dec. 29, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, Dec. 30, 11 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in Haines Falls, with Rev. Anthony Motta the Celebrant.  Interment will follow in the St. Francis de Sales Cemetery in Elka Park.

Memorial donations in his memory may be made to the Immaculate Conception building Fund, P.O., Haines Falls, NY  12436


December 27, 2005

CLAUDIA ROSCOE
Director’s assistant at Sarah Philip House

CATSKILL---Claudia Marie “Connie” Roscoe, age 60, formerly of 59 Kings Road in Catskill, currently of Athens, died Christmas evening at St Peter’s Hospice in Albany following a long, courageous battle with cancer.

Mrs. Roscoe was born in Ithica on Dec. 9, 1945 to the late Dwight A. and Esther Marie Keeney Larson.

She graduated from Lansing High School and married Charles W. Roscoe on July 9, 1972.

She was employed as the director’s assistant at the Sarah Philip House in Catskill until it’s closing.

She provided loving domestic care to three generations of the Dubois, Jenkins, Christopher, Crowe and Graff families.  An accomplished seamstress and quilter, she was honored to be inducted into the Hunter Mountain Quilters Hall of Fame in September of 2004.  She was a member of the Friends of the Library, Rivertown Crafters, Cairo Piecemakers, Cairo United Methodist Church, of a former member of O.E.S. Chapter 293 and Meeting House Hill Chapter NSDAR in Cairo.

She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Steven (Marie) Lackie of Round Top; two grandchildren, Kayla and Matthew Lackie of Round Top; a sister, Jeannette Reeves of Syracuse; three brothers, Peter Larson of Groton, Perry B. “Brownie” Larson of Gaffney, S.C., Michael Larson of Groton; as well as several nieces, nephews and many dear friends in the community.

She was predeceased by her brother, Timothy Larson; sister Nancy Gobel; and husband Charles William Roscoe on February 3, 2004.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 29 at 11 a.m. in the Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home at 139 Jefferson Heights in Catskill with Reverend Reeta Lykens, Pastor of the United Methodist Church in Cairo, officiating.

Private cremation will be conducted at the Albany Rural Crematorium and internment in the Catkill (sic) Rural Cemetery will be held in the Spring of 2006.

Friends and relatives are invited to call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the New York Oncology Hematology, P.C., 317 S. Manning Blvd., Suite 280, Albany, N.Y.  12208, or the Community Hospice of Columbia-Greene.


December 28, 2005

AMELIA M. SCOTT
Arrangements incomplete

ATHENS---Amelia M. (Vizzie) Scott, 85, of 9 Marlboro St., Athens, died Dec. 27, 2005, at her residence.

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

Arrangements are incomplete at this time, and are to be announced.


December 29, 2005

AMELIA MARIE (VIZZIE) SCOTT
Business owner

ATHENS---Amelia Marie (Vizzie) Scott, 85, of 9 Marlboro St., Athens, died at her residence on Dec. 27, 2005, surrounded by her family.

She was born July 26, 1920, and was the daughter of Michael and Rafaella (Pascuzzi) Vizzie.

Amelia and her husband Anthony owned and operated The Athens Sweet Shoppe and Liquor Store from 1970 to 1980.  She was a teachers aide at the Athens Elementary School during the 1960s.  Amelia loved to cook and bake and to dance.  She was a communicant of The Church of St. Patrick, Athens.  She loved her pets Missy and Owl.

She is survived by her three sons Michael and his wife Joann Scott of Athens, Anthony Jr. and his wife Laura Scott of Athens, Ralph (Joe) and his wife Debbie Scott of Athens, her sister-in-law Norma Vizzie, grandchildren Michael Scott, Patti-Ann Scott, Robert Scott, Anthony III Scott, Louis Scott, Ryan Scott, Joseph Scott, and a great-grandchild Sean Patrick Scott.

Besides her parents, and her husband, Amelia is predeceased by her three brothers Anthony, John, Rosario (Guy) Vizzie and also a sister Josephine Vizzie.

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend calling hours at The Richards Funeral Home, 28 N. Vernon St., Athens, today from 4 to 8 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 30, 2005, at The Church of St. Patrick, 24 N. Washington St., Athens with Rev. Fr. James Borstelmann, the celebrant.

Interment will follow in the family plot of The New Athens Rural Cemetery, next to her late husband, Anthony J. Scott Sr., who predeceased her on Oct. 20, 2005, to whom she was married for 56 years.

Contributions in her memory may be made to The Community Hospice, 47 Liberty St., Catskill, N.Y.  12414.  Envelopes are available at the funeral home for your convenience.


December 30, 2005

LEWIS J. MANDELL
New York City Teacher

Lewis J. Mandell, 83, of Freehold, New Jersey, died Monday, Dec. 26, 2005, at the Victoria House Nursing Home in Matawan, N.J.

Mr. Mandell was a teacher for the City of New York, Department of Education, at I.S. #24, Staten Island for 25 years prior to his retirement in 1989.

Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, JoAnn and David Tipple of Catskill, Edie and John Orlando of Hillsdale, N.J. and Helen and John Millett of Freehold, N.J.; and six grandchildren.

Mr. Mandell was predeceased by his wife, Vivian, in 2004; and a sister, Betty Leavitt.

Friends and relatives are invited to attend his chapel service at 3 p.m. January 4, 2006 at Brig. Gen. Wm. C. Doyle N.J. Veterans Cemetery, 350 Provinceline Road, Arneytown, N.J.

Inurnment will follow in Veterans Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to either the American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Blvd., Suite 1010, Rockville, MD  20852, or Literacy Volunteers of America, 213 Broadway St., Long Branch, N.J.  07740.

Arrangements are by the Clayton and McGirr Funeral Home, Freehold Twp., N.J.

For condolence messages to the family, visit www.claytonfuneralhome.com.


December 30, 2005

GRACE E. SCHNEIDER
Business owner/centenarian

Grace E. Schneider, 100, of 10 South Road, Purling, died Dec. 29, 2005, at her residence after a long illness.

Born July 17, 1905 in New York City, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Mary (Brennan) Meade.

Mrs. Schneider owned and operated The Schall Co. in Cairo, and also The Purling Roller Rink, which has been owned and operated by the family for 75 years.  She was family oriented and was devoted to her grandchildren.

She had been an area resident for thirty years.  She was a communicant of The Sacred Heart Church, Cairo.

Survivors include a daughter-in-law, Sally Schneider of Purling; seven grandchildren William J. Schneider III of Purling, Sally and her husband Michael Sharkey of Purling, Dr. James Schneider M.D. of Albany, Patricia Schneider of Purling, Kathleen Schneider of Cairo, Dr. Robert Schneider, M.D. of Tannersville, and Dr. and Mrs. Stacey (Susan) Russell of Purling; and four great-grandchildren, Michael, Sarah, Madeline and Grace Sharkey, all of Purling.

She is predeceased by her husband, William J. Schneider Sr., on April 1, 1996; and a son, William J. Schneider Jr. five years ago.

Calling hours will be 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at The Richards Funeral Home, Bross Street, Cairo.

A Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Monday at The Sacred Heart Church, Cairo, with the Rev. Jeremiah Nunan, pastor, officiating.

Interment will follow in the family plot next to her husband in The St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Catskill.


December 30, 2005

ELAINE E. SWARTOUT
Musician

Elaine E. Swartout, 76, of Elm Ridge Road, Evans Mills, died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2005, at her home under the care of her family and Hospice of Jefferson County.

Born June 18, 1929 in Albany, she was the daughter of Clifford and Margaret Lockwood Matthews.

She graduated fro Greenville High School and married Douglas R. Swartout on June 29, 1947 in Greenville.

The couple lived in Clayton and in 1968 moved to their present home.

Mrs. Swartout worked at a speaker plant in Durham, prior to her marriage and once in the North Country, she started a band called “Elaine and the Moonlighters” which was popular for many years.  She also was a district dealer for Tupperware for several years.

She was a founding member of Evans Mills Ambulance Squad, member of American Legion Auxiliary and African Violet Club of Watertown.

Survivors include her husband, Douglas; a son, Ronald Swartout of Carthage, Jefferson County; two daughters, Deborah Kennedy of Savannah, Wayne County, and Judy Spitzer of Charlotte, N.C.; a sister Marilyn Zimmer of East Durham; four grandchildren; and one great grandchild.

Calling hours will be noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Johnson Funeral Home, 237 William St., Dexter.

A funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Penni Farrington, pastor of Evans Mills United Methodist Church, officiating.

Burial will be in Evans Mills Cemetery.


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