Obituaries from the Daily Mail
June 2007

Transcribed by Annette Campbell


Friday, June 1, 2, 2007  

DORIS LAMANEC 

Catskill-- Doris I. Lamanec, 94 most recently a resident of Home Sweet Home on the Hudson, died Wednesday evening, May 30 2007 at Eden Park Health Care Center as a result of a combination of age related illnesses. 

Born in Aug., 1912 at Mongaup Valley, NY, she was the daughter of Clarence and Marjorie Wright Gallon.  Mrs. Lamanec was a lifelong resident of Cairo and Purling and for several years was a partner in an antique business at Shinglekill Falls.

Foremost of her many interests were dolls, recipe books and her cats.

She enjoyed crossword puzzles, watching birds at the feeder and boats on the Hudson. 

Survivors include her son Tracy Lamanec and his wife Eileen of Purling and Schenectady; daughter in law Judy Lamanec of Purling; four grandchildren, Stephanie Lamanec of Schenectady, Larry  Lamanec and wife Diane of Ashland, Michael Lamanec and wife Jill of Acra, Laura and husband Andy Bryan of Lutz, FL; five great-grandchildren, Julie and Natalie Bryan, Jules, Spencer and Lawrence Lamanec; and one nephew, David Shepherd of Cairo.  Doris was predeceased by her husband of 46 years, Julius Lamanec in 1987; her son Lawrence in 2002 and her brother, Paul F. Gallon in 2003.

Calling hours will be Sunday, June 3, starting at 11 AM and concluding with a brief service with Rev. Miller of Calvary Episcopal Church officiating at 12:30 PM at Richards Funeral Home on Bross Street, Cairo. 

Interment in Cairo Cemetery will follow.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, the Arthritis Foundation or Calvary Episcopal Church.


Friday, June 1, 2007

THERESA M. LEWIS

Medusa--Theresa M. Lewis, 88, of Medusa, died May 29, 2007 at St. Peter's Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Albany. 

Born in Westerlo on July 30, 1918, she was the daughter of Millard and Eva Auger Snyder. 

She was Salutatorian of the GCS Class of 1935.

A lifelong homemaker and farmer, she and her husband of more than 50 years, the later Henry C. Lewis operated the Lewisdale Farm in Medusa for many years.

She attended both the Potter Hollow Union Church and the Preston Hollow Baptist Church, and taught Sunday School for more than 50 years.

She loved to garden and was an avid reader. 

Surviving are two sons, David Lewis and wife Vanessa and Stephen and wife Dainne Lewis; Six grandchildren, Rebecca, Susan, Stephen, Emily, Valerie and Benjamin; sister Alfreda Lawyer; and brother, Donald Snyder.

She was predeceased by a brother, Rodney Snyder.

Graveside service will be Sunday at the Brookside Cemetery in Preston Hollow. There will be calling hours.  Those who wish may contribute in her memory to the Capital City Rescue Mission, 259 S. Pearl St., Albany, NY 12202. 

Arrangements are with the Cunningham Funeral Home, Greenville.       
 


Friday, June 1, 2007  

ANGELA ONORATI

Cairo--Angela Onorati, 63, of Route 23, Acra, died May 31, 2007.

She was born in Ripi, Italy, Jan. 22, 1944, and was the daughter of the late Armando and Marcellina Persichili Colatosti.

At the time of her death, she owned and operated Stop 23 which is a Gulf Gas Station, bakery and convenience store. She was an avid baker and cook. 

She was dedicated to her family and loved to socialize with her customers.  She moved to Acra 20 years ago. 

She is survived by her husband Agostino Onorati of Acra, two daughters, Mrs. Vincent (Eva) Conciatori and Kim Onorati, both of Mahopac, Westchester County. Also survived by two grandchildren Vincent and Victoria.

Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, June 5, 2007, at noon, at st. Theresa's Roman Catholic Church, Windham, NY, with Rev. Fr.                  James Schifter, pastor, the celebrant. 

Private cremation will follow at the Albany Rural Crematorium in Menands.  Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend calling hours at the Richards Funeral Home, 29, Bross St., Cairo, NY on Sunday, June 3, 2007 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM.


Friday, June 1, 2007  

CHARLES J. RUOCCO

Greenville--Charles J. Ruocco, AKA Chic Layne, 73, of Greenville, died at the Julie Blair N. & R. Center in Albany on May 30, 2007. 

He was born in Staten Island on Aug. 22, 1933, son of the late Charles and Amelia Koncelik Ruocco. 

Chuck was a professional singer known as Chic Layne.  He sang with Les and Larry Elgart's band and the Glenn Miller Orchestra while traveling around the United States.  He was booked at the Copa Cabana in NYC for 33 weeks. He had a couple of records and sang with Tony Bennett, Vic Damone, Nat King Cole and many others. He also entertained the wounded soldiers in a military hospital on Staten Island when he was 11 years old. He performed until his illness prevented him from doing what he loved. 

He enjoyed life and lived it "his way". 

Surviving are his wife Linda Turner Ruocco; three daughters, Kristen, Jessica and Cheryl. 

He was predeceased by a daughter Amelia.

Funeral service will be Monday at 11 am at the Cunningham Funeral Home, Greenville. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 2-4 pm.

Interment will be in the Potter Hollow Cemetery, Potter Hollow, NY. 

Those who desire may contribute in his memory to Community Hospice of Albany, 515 S. Manning Blvd, Albany, NY 12208.


Friday, June 1, 2, 2007  

LYDIA SCHOEPE 

Windham--Lydia Schoepe, 94, daughter of the late Anton & Maria Knisel Huber, died in her home in Ashland on May 30, 2007. 

Lydia was born in Bellamont, Germany on December 29, 1912.  She came to the USA in 1929 and became a US citizen in 1946. She moved to Ashland with her husband, Hermann, in 1977 from Flushing, Queens.  She was a wonderful homemaker, and loving, nourishing, exceptional mother and mother-in-law of five children, 12 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. 

She was predeceased by her husband, Hermann. 

She is survived by her children: Hermann Dieter Schoepe and his wife Delores of Harve de Grace, MD., Paul Schoepe and his wife Mary of Ashland, NY., Charlotte Lydia Gemmell and her husband Don (deceased) of Riverhead, NY., Susan Kascak and her husband Artie of Ashland NY, and Peter Schoepe and his wife Susan of Smithtown NY.  She is also survived by her sister Charlotte Hagan of Germany.

Calling hours will be held on Saturday, June 2, 2007 and again on Sunday, June 3, 2007 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Decker Funeral Home, Main Street, Windham, NY.

Mass of Christian Burial to be held on Monday, June 4, 2007 at 10 AM at St. Theresa's Church, Main Street, Windham, NY, with the Rev. James Schiffer as    celebrant. 

Interment to follow at the Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Ashland, NY. 

In Lieu of flowers, donations made in her memory to St. Theresa's Church, Main Street, Windham, NY would be greatly appreciated.


Friday, June 1, 2007  

ELEANOR WEINLICH

Greenville--Eleanor "Ellie" Weinlich, 93, of Greenville, died at Our Lady of Mercy Life Center on May 31, 2007. 

Born July 30, 1913 in New York City, she was the daughter of the late James and Margaret Morrissey Cusick.

She was a first grade teacher at sacred Heart in Bayside and a member of St. John the Baptist Church in Greenville. 

Surviving are her husband, Rudolph "Rudy" Weinlich; daughters, Ellen Wiiet and husband Eric, Anne Miltenberg and her husband Richard; grandchildren, Alex and Ariana Miltenberg; and sister, Jeanne McPhillirs.  She was predeceased by a son, Paul;  brother, Charles; and two sisters, Josephine Rohn and Mary Shiro.

Funeral service will be 9 AM Tuesday at St. John the Baptist Church, Greenville. 

Friends may call the Cunningham Funeral Home on Monday from 4-8 PM.

Interment will be in St. Charles Cemetery.


Sunday, June 3, 2007  

CAROL SUE JEFFERS

North Myrtle Beach--Carol Sue Jeffers, 63, of Morrall Drive and formerly of Saugerties, died Thursday, May 31, 2007 at the Grand Strand Memorial Hospital. 

Born April 17, 1944, in Pontiac, Mich., she was the daughter of the late Dwight and Doris Hall Williams. 

A 1962 graduate of Kingston High School, she received her college degree from Albany Business College. 

She was employed for 10 years at IBM in Kingston and later in the office of Dr. Steven Ira Fein in Kingston. 

Active in community affairs, she was a former co-president of the Riccardi Parent Teacher Association and a member of the Saugerties and New York State Jaycees.

She served as director of the IBM Club and on the Community Nursery School.  she was a member of the Cherry Blossoms, a local chapter of the Red Hat Society.

Survivors include her husband, J. David Jeffers with whom she recently celebrated her 35th wedding anniversary; one son, David D. Jeffers of Poughkeepsie; one    daughter, Amy S. Duda of Morrisville, NC; one sister, Janet Bombaski of Albany and several nieces and nephews.


Monday, June 4, 2007  

KATHLEEN T. McLINDEN

Albany--Kathleen Theresa McLinden, 87, former resident of Grand Gorge, Delaware County, died Friday, June 1, 2007, surrounded by her family and caregivers at the Teresian House in Albany. 

Born March 28, 1920 in Belfast, Ireland, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Roseann McCartan Manley. 

Survivors include five sons and four daughters-in-law, Fr. James E. McLinden and Edward and Carol McLinden, all of Brooklyn, Patrick M. and Judy McLinden of New Jersey and Michael and Laura McLinden of Brooklyn, five daughters and three sons-in-law, Mary J. and Thomas McGlynn of Prattsville, Susanne E. and Kenneth MacBride of Brooklyn, Kathleen T. Amoedo of Texas, Sr. M. Kathleen John McLinden O'Carm of Germantown and Theresa and Thomas Prendergast of Palenville;  a sister Margaret Studley; 31 Grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; a cousin, Edward McCarthy of Virginia; and many nieces, nephews and other cousins. 

She was predeceased by her husband, John J. McLinden; a brother, US Army PFC Edward Manley on April 2, 1945; sisters Rosalie Remi and Eileen Catapano; two
children, William and Theresa McLinden at childbirth; and her youngest child Margaret Buckley, in 2001. 

Calling hours will be 2-4 and 7-9 PM Tuesday at Traver & McCurry Funeral Home, 234 Jefferson Heights, Catskill.  Funeral services will be held 9:30 to 10:30 AM Wednesday at the funeral home, followed by an 11 AM Mass of Christian Burial at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church in Catskill with her son, Fr. James E. McLinden S.S.J. officiating. Interment will follow at St. Patrick's Cemetery, Catskill.  Memorial Contributions may be made to the Carmelite Sisters, St. Teresa's Motherhouse, 600 Woods Road, Germantown, NY 12526. 


Tuesday, June 5 and 6, 2007  

VIOLET C. SCOTT
(Additional info added from June 6 obit to June 5 obit)

Coxsackie--Violet C. Scott, 87, a longtime resident of Coxsackie, died Sunday, June 3, 2007, at St. Peter's Hospital, Albany. 

Born June 5, 1919 in Ferrisburg, VT, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Irene Stone Norris. 

A resident of Coxsackie since 1938, she moved here from Glens Falls.

On May 29, 1938 she married Lester Bennett who died in 1959. On Feb. 8, 1964, she then married John Tommola, who died in 1976 and on Sep. 4, 1976, she married Ernest Scott, who died Jan 3, 1977.  Mrs. Scott had been employed at Cure's Inn as a night cook and waitress for several years and also a waitress at the Riverside Cottage. 

She was also a dressmaker for Krause's Dress factory for 14 years. 

She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Coxsackie.  She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion Post 166, the D. M. Hamilton Fire Co. No.2 Auxiliary which disbanded and then joined Coxsackie Hose No. 3 Auxiliary.

All together, she had served more than 70 years in these auxiliaries.  She was also a member of the New York State Ladies Auxiliary, Hudson Valley Ladies Auxiliary, charter member of the Albany County Ladies Auxiliary, life member of Greene County Ladies Auxiliary and member of the Coxsackie Area Senior Citizen's and Bethany Village Tenant's Association. 

Mrs. Scott was the author of two copyrighted poems;  "God Creates" and "Help Others Somehow." both of which were published in separate anthologies. 

Survivors include four sons and two daughters-in-law, Karl A. and Linda Bennett of Calabash, NC;  William L. Bennett of Coxsackie; Peter J. and Gerrilyn Bennett of Coxsackie and Frank VanSchaack;  a daughter, Constance I. Miller of Albany; a brother Elmer Norris of Glens Falls; five grandchildren, Joanne Barone of Clearwater, FL, Linda Arnold of Ravena, Bruce Miller II of Cincinnati OH, Robyn Swartout of Coxsackie and Scott Bennett of Coxsackie;  three step grandchildren, Traci Orne of Valdez, AK , Tara Caswell of Charleston, SC and Eric Caswell of Severn, MD; and six great grandchildren; Cody Swartout, Austin Swartout, Paige Noel Swartout, Riley Swartout all of Coxsackie, Annelise and Nickolas Barone of Clearwater FL.. 

She was predeceased by her grandparents, Bion and Cora Norris and Arthur and Elizabeth Stone; a daughter-in-law, Linda Bennett; a sister, Kathleen LaDeau; and a brother, Donald Norris.

Calling hours will be 2-4 and 7-9 PM Wednesday at the United Methodist Church, Mansion Street, Coxsackie. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Funeral services will be held 3 pm Thursday, June 7  at the church with the Rev. Robert Granger officiating.

Interment will follow in the Riverside Cemetery, Coxsackie.  Memorial contributions may be made to either the D.M.  Hamilton Fire Co. or Coxsackie Hose No 3.  Arrangements are with the Sopris-Murray Funeral Home, Greenville.


Thursday, June 7, 2007  

ELTING RAYMOND 'Bill' GOSSMAN  

Westerlo--Elting Raymond 'Bill' Gossman, 86, of Westerlo died suddenly at his home June 5, 2007. 

Born in Westerlo March 14, 1921, he was the second child and only son of Raymond and Mabel Somers Gossman. 

Bill lived in Westerlo his entire life, the sixth generation of Gossmans to do so.  He attended school in Westerlo and Greenville and worked from the time he was eight years old.  

He married Pauline Mary Wayman on Sep. 2, 1956 at the United Methodist Church in Schenevus.  

He worked for the Albany County Highway Department and he and Pauline moved into half of Phil and Delite Stewart's farmhouse (now the Boone farm) in Westerlo.  

Later he joined the Hannay Reels and in 1966 moved his family into the current home, purchased by Raymond in the 1930's.  Bill could fix anything and learned very early in life how to drive a team of horses and to skin and butcher a cow.  He later taught his children how to surf-cast on Cape Cod, shoot and ride a bike, pulled their toboggan up May's hill and religiously drove them to the Rensselaerville Library.  

Bill retired from Hannay in May of 1989. 

His wife Pauline died on Nov 11, 1989.  

He was a member of the Westerlo Volunteer Fire Department and enjoyed friends at the Heldberg Senior Center. Bill believed that "a man does what he has to do," and this guiding maxim underscored his support for his family.  

Bill traveled widely through all of New England, New York and Pennsylvania, to the Florida and North Carolina coasts, Washington state, San Juan Islands, and all of eastern Canada. In two trips to Europe, he visited England, the Netherlands, France, Austria, Italy, Germany and the Slovak Republic. Bill also visited Belgium, including the city of Westerlo, Belgium. He made memories for others on both sides of the Atlantic when he crashed a business party in Rothenberg, Germany, and stayed for three hours, enjoying libations with American Country Music singing Germans.  

Last but not least, he took the classic All-American road trip to California and back with two friends in his 20's.  

In addition to his parents and his wife, he was predeceased by his older sister, Marion Gossman Mead Anders in 2000.  

He is survived by his daughter, Jean of Washington, DC; sons, Robert and wife Amy of Greenville, William and wife Cheryl of Seattle; grandchildren, Amanda Gossman of Greenville, and Connor, Hunter and Elizabeth Gossman of Seattle;  sister, Kathryn Wagoner and husband Olin of Rensselaerville; and nephew, Dean Wagoner and wife Mariann of Middleburgh.

Funeral services will be 11 AM Saturday at the Cunningham Funeral Home, Greenville. 

Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 4-8 PM.  

Interment will be in the Westerlo Rural Cemetery.  Those who wish may contribute in Bill's memory to the Westerlo Rescue Squad, Westerlo, NY.  


Friday, June 8, 2007  

RALPH J. AND ADA MOIRANO MANCUSO, JR.

Coxsackie--A Memorial Mass for Ralph J. and Ada Moirano Mancuso, Jr. will be held on Saturday, June 9, 2007 at 1 PM at the St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Coxsackie, with the Rev. John Moyna, pastor, the celebrant.  Interment of the remains will follow in the family plot of the St. Mary's Parish Cemetery, Coxsackie.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the W. C. Brady's Sons Inc. Funeral Home, 97 Mansion St. Coxsackie.  The day of the Memorial Mass, everyone is asked to meet at the church.  


Saturday, June 9, 2007  

NO OBITS


Sunday, June 10, 2007  

SHARON S. EVANCHUK

West Coxsackie--Sharon S. Coakley Evanchuk, 66, died at home June 9, 2007. 

Born in Toledo, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late John and Muriel Kinser Coakley.  

She was employed for more than 32 years by New York Telephone Co. as an advertising analyst.  She was a member of the New York Telephone Pioneers.  

In her retirement she enjoyed doing arts and crafts and flower arranging for the Flower Corner.  

She is survived by her husband, William Evanchuk; children, Mark W. Evanchuk and wife Jill of Colonie, and Darren M. Evanchuk of Boston, Mass;  siblings, John J. Coakley, and Todd Jay and Norma Lodge; grandchildren, Cassandra and Christopher Evenchuk; and several nieces and nephews. 

Funeral services will be held in the Lasik & Gigliotti Funeral Home, 8 Dudley Heights (Northern Blvd), Albany, at 12:30 PM Tuesday.  Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home Monday from 4-7 PM. Interment will be in the Calvary Cemetery, Glenmont.  

Contributions in Sharon's name may be made to Make-a-Wish Foundation, 950 New Loudon Road, Latham, NY 12110.  


Monday, June 11, 12, 13, 2007   

JESSIE MARIE DOPP

Leeds--Jessie Marie Dopp, 76, of Leeds, died Saturday, June 9, 2007, at Columbia Memorial Hospital's Hospice following a long illness.  

Born Oct. 7, 1930 in Catskill, she was the daughter of the late Edward R. and Ethel Blakeslee Dopp. 

She graduated high school and received her biblical studies certificate from the Zion Bible Institute in Rhode Island.  

Mrs. Dopp was a retired postal worker in New York City near the World Trade Center.  

She enjoyed crocheting, various collections and was an avid attendee of the Tabernackle of Praise and Worship in Catskill.  

Survivors include seven nieces and nephews, Susie Elizabeth Lesnic of Catskill, Jack Gates of Jewett, Ruth Clarke of Florida, David Muller of Salisbury Center, Herkimer County, Sandra Lee Proper of Hudson, Linda Hatker of Catskill and Fred and Sharon Baker of Leeds; and several great nieces and great nephews.  

She was predeceased by three sisters, Ruth Dopp, Hazel Proper and Bertha Muller; and a nephew, Stephen Muller. 

Private cremation will be conducted today at the Albany Rural Crematorium under the direction of the Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home in Jefferson Heights, Catskill.  

A memorial service will be held at the Tabernacle of Praise and Worship on Main Street, Catskill, at a date and time to be announced.  

Condolences may be posted at www.millspaughcamerato.com.  


Monday, June 11, 2007  

DOROTHY A. FAULKNER

Saugerties--Dorothy A. Faulkner, 93, of Partition Street, died Friday, June 8, 2007 at the Ulster County Health Related Facility in Kingston after a brief Illness.

Born Nov. 3, 1913 in Saugerties, she was the daughter of the late William C. and Blanche Myer Cotten.  

Mrs. Faulkner was employed for 10 years at the New York Life Insurance Company in New York City and later in the offices of the Saugerties Post Star. 

She was a member of the Saugerties United Methodist Church and Saugerties Senior Citizens Club No. 2.  

Survivors include one daughter, Joan G. Fury of Raleigh; one son, Theodore W. Faulkner of Montana; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  

She was predeceased by her husband, Albert W. Faulkner, in 1972.

Funeral services will be held noon Tuesday at the Seamon-Wilsey Funeral Home Inc., corner of John and Lafayette streets with the Rev. Dr. Duane Buddle, pastor of the Saugerties United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in the Mount Marion Cemetery.  


Monday, June 11, 2007  

ELOISE GLASS

Catskill--Eloise Simmons Glass, 98, formerly of Elizabeth City, NC, and Catskill, died Friday, June 8, 2007, at Eden Park Health Care Center in Catskill.  

Born Dec. 29, 1908 in Plymouth, NC, she was the daughter of the late Will and Oranda DeShields Simmons.  

She was a graduate of Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina.  

Mrs. Glass was employed as a teacher. She later returned to her alma mater as an administrator prior to her retirement in 1973. 

  She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and North Carolina Teachers Association.  She was a soloist in various church choirs, enjoyed crocheting and cooking. 

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Joseph C. and Gunilla III, of Hudson and William F. and Charlotte Glass of Seyulita, Mexico and Vancouver, OR; five grandchildren, Jessica, Rachel, Philip, Courtney and Lisa Glass;  two great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews, great nieces and great grandnephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph C. Glass Jr., in May 1977; and nine brothers and sisters.

Calling hours will be 9-11 AM Thursday at the Traver & McCurry Funeral Home, Jefferson Heights, Catskill.  Funeral services to follow at 11 AM Thursday at the Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Simmons family plot in Plymouth.  


Monday, June 11, 2007 (Death Notice)  (With full obit on June 12, 2007  Combined here)  

ALBERT MISEVCIS

Catskill-- Albert Anthony Misevcis, 84, of Grandview Avenue, died Sunday, June 10, 2007, at Community Hospice at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.

Born June 24, 1922 in Yonkers, Westchester County, he was the son of the late Anthony and Thecla Wajksgner Misevcis.  

He served in the US Navy from 1940 to 1946 and was a veteran of World War II. He was stationed aboard many ships where he acted as a first class gunners mate.  

On Oct. 29, 1944 in Yonkers, he married  Ruth Cauvreau, who survives him at home.  

Mr. Misevcis had been a master chef and restauranteur in the Greene and Columbia County areas for many years and prior to his retirement from the Columbia County Golf Club in 1974. 

He was a communicant of St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church in Catskill and a member of the Catskill Elks Lodge 1341. 

  Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Deborah and Raimund Melz of Anderson, SC, and Elizabeth and Robert Henderson of Catskill; three sons and daughters-in-law, Kevin J. and Sung Soo Misevcis of Stamford, Delaware County, Jerome D. and Sandra Misevcis of Catskill and Robert and Billie Misevcis of Catskill; a brother, Charles Svilpa of Colorado; 13 grandchildren, Jason, Joshua, Jessica, Justin, Chanda, Kim, Jang Soo and Huyn Soo Misevcis, Eric and Tiffany Sandoval, Nicole and Shane Henderson and Robert Henderson, Jr.; two great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.  

He was predeceased by two brothers, Francis Svilpa and Anthony Misevcis; two sisters, Ann Machete and Stella Snyder; and a grandson, Rajah Misevcis.

Calling hours will be 4-8PM today at Traver & McCurry Funeral Home, 234 Jefferson Heights, Catskill.  Funeral services will be held 9:30 to 10:30 AM Wednesday at the Funeral Home, followed by an 11 AM Mass of Christian Burial at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, Bridge Street, Catskill.  Interment will follow at St. Patrick's Cemetery in Catskill.


Monday, June 11, 2007  

BERTHA SCHESING

Round Top--Bertha "Betty" Schesing, 86, died Sunday, June 10, 2007, at Community Hospice at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.  

She was born July 12, 1920 in Berlin Germany.  

A Round Top resident since 1973, she enjoyed music, dancing, gardening and crocheting, as well as skiing during her younger years.  Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Werner Schesing of Round Top; a son and daughter-in-law, Wolfgang and Edi Schesing of New Jersey; and a grandson, Kevin of New Jersey. 

Calling hours will be 5-7 pm Tuesday at the Richards Funeral Home, 29 Boss St., Cairo.  Funeral services will be follow at 7 PM, Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Victor Nelsen of the Resurrection Lutheran Church of Cairo officiating.  


Monday, June 11, 14, 2007  

M. JOHN VanHOUSEN

Greenville--M. John VanHousen, 60, of Old Pland Road, died Saturday, June 9, 2007, at Hahnermann Hospital in Philadelphia, PA.  

Born March 13, 1947 in Cornwall, Orange County, he was the son of the late Melvin and Theresa DeGraw VanHousen, Sr.  

He served in the US Army and owned and operated John's Landscaping and Snowplowing in Greenville.  

Survivors include his wife, Lois Rom-Fandozzi VanHousen of Greenville; two step-daughters, Melissa Haines and husband Brad of Cohoes and Heather Butterworth of Athens; three sisters-in-law, Jill Rom of Coxsackie, Joy Converse of Athens and Linda Agne of Severna Park, MD;  two brothers-in-law, Andrew Converse of Athens and Michael Agne of Severna Park; and nephews, Zackary Converse of Athens and Marc Agne of Severna Park.

Calling hours will be 4-8 PM Friday at Traver & McCurry Funeral Home, 234 Jefferson Heights, Catskill.  Funeral services will be held 7 PM Friday at the Funeral Home with the Rev. Fred VanLoan officiating.  

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Treatment Centers of America, 1331 East Wyoming Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19124.  


Wednesday, June 13, 2007  

WAYNE R. PAUSLEY

Earlton--Wayne R. Pausley, 36, of Earlton, died June 11, 2007 at the Eden Park Health Care Center in Catskill after a long illness.  

Born Oct 2, 1970 in Catskill, he was the son of Phillip G. and Amy Czyzewski Pausley of Earlton.  

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother, Phillip K. Pausley of Earlton; sister, Rachel V. Pausley of Coxsackie; grandmother, Theresa Czyzewski of Hannacroix; aunt, Lisa Hussey of Coxsackie; and many cousins, aunts and uncles.  

He was predeceased by his maternal grandfather, Rudolf K. Czyzewski; and paternal grandparents, George and Ida Pausley. 

Private cremation services will take place in the Albany Rural Crematorium in Menands.  A Private memorial service will take place at the convenience of the family.

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

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his  memory may be made to community Hospice, 47 Liberty Street, Catskill, NY 12414.  


Wednesday, June 13, 2007  

ROBERT T. SIMMONS, Sr.

Catskill--Robert T. Simmons, Sr., 64, of Route 9 in Stockport, died June 11, 2007 at Columbia Greene Long Term Care in Catskill.  

Born Nov. 12, 1942 in Hudson, he was the son of the late Robert and Ethel Hawver Simmons.  

A 1960 graduate of Hudson High School, he served in the US Army from 1961 to 1965 in California and Germany.  He was employed as a union representative of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers in Stockport before retiring.  

He was a member of the Hudson American Legion 1314, Hudson Elks Club, Washington Hose Fire Company No. 3, Hudson Moose Club and the federation of Polish Sportsman. 

He was a lifelong area resident.  

He is survived by his wife, Christina M. Krauss Simmons of Stockport; grandsons, Matthew and Jonathan Simmons, both of Hudson; brothers, Clifford M. House of Michigan and Leon Simmons of Clifton Park; sister, Ruth Ann Elsom of Cairo; and several nieces and nephews and cousins.  

He was predeceased by a sister, Leslie Ceccucci. 

There will be no calling hours. Funeral services will be 11 AM Friday at Bates & Anderson-Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson.  Interment will be at the convenience of the family.  Memorial contributions may be made to Stottville First Responders; Animalkind Inc., 721 Warren St. Hudson, NY 12534; or St. John's Episcopal Church, PO Box 114, Columbiaville, NY  12050.  


Thursday, June 14, 2007  

GEORGE R. DYMOND

Windham-- George R. Dymond, 83, of Lexington died Tuesday, June 12, 2007.  He was born in Lexington on March 9, 1924 to Robert and Ada Rappleyea Dymond.      

He is survived by his wife, Thomasina (Ginger), his children Debra Wandursky Warren, Darcy Hinson (Tony) and Daniel Dymond, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Candice Cline (Walter) and brother Austin Dymond. 

Mr Dymond was a retired mechanic for the Greene County Highway Department, working out of its Catskill NY garage.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday, June 14, 2007 from 6-9 PM and again from 10-11 AM on Friday, June 15, 2007 at Decker Funeral Home, Main Street, Windham.  Interment to follow at the Fairlawn Cemetery, Prattsville.  

In lieu of flowers, donations made in his memory to the Columbia-Greene Hospice Program, Catskill would be greatly appreciated.  


Thursday, June 14, 2007  

MILDRED A. FORO

Greenville-- Mildred A, Foro, 77, died June 12, 2007 at St. Peter's Hospital.  

Mildred was a dedicated mother, grandmother, caregiver and friend. 

She was predeceased by her husband, Nicholas J. Foro in 2003.  

Survivors include her son,, Nicholas Foro, Jr. of Greenville and Richard Foro and wife Sheila of Colorado; and four grandchildren, Morgan, Mackenzie, Keven and Tessa Foro. 

Family and friends are invited to gather and celebrate her life at home on Saturday from 11 AM on.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena.  


Thursday, June 14, 2007  

BESSIE SHERMAN

Catskill--Bessie Sherman, 84, of 118 Jefferson Heights, Catskill, died Sunday, Feb. 18, 2007 at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson after a short illness.  

She was born December 6, 1922 in Marbletown, the daughter of the late Simon R. and Laura E. Wood Sutherland.  

Bessie was an employee of A. & P Food Store in Catskill.

She was a member of the Catskill United Methodist Church, a 56 year life member of the Catskill Elks Auxiliary and 379th Bob Group WWII Association.  

Mrs. Sherman is survived by two daughters; Ronna Quinn and husband George of Catskill, Cindy Davis and husband Andrew of Catskill; two brothers, Percy and Norman Sutherland both of Catskill; sister, Thelma Sutherland of Catskill;  five grandsons, Michael Quinn, Christopher Quinn and Jourdyn Davis, Jr.. two great grandchildren, Olivia and Cameron Quinn; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.  Bessie was predeceased by her husband, arthur Sherman on June 7, 2003; and six brothers and sisters, Herbert Sutherland, Agnes Steward,  Francis Bates, Oscar Sutherland, Margaret Sutherland and Alice Powell.

Private cremation was performed at Park View Crematorium in Schenectady. Graveside funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Friday, June 15, at the Town of Catskill Cemetery, Veterans Section. Rev. Joyce Wilkerson will be officiating.  

In lieu of Flowers memorials in Bessie's name may be made to the Catskill United Methodist Church Music Memorial, 40 Woodland Avenue, Catskill, NY 12414.  Funeral services are under the direction of the Traver & McCurry Funeral Home, Catskill.  


Friday, June 15, 2007  

JAMES NICHOLAS COTULLAS, Jr.

Hudson--Jim Cotullas, 76, a long time Hudson resident, died of cardiac arrest April 21, 2007 at Columbia Memorial Hospital.  

Born April 1, 1931 in Bethlehem, PA, he was the only son of the late James P. and Ida Amanda Kepp Cotullas.  

He was a sixth generation descendent of Capt. George Nolf, Pennsylvania Militia, who served his country heroically in the Revolutionary War.  Jim served in the New York State National Guard's 645th Ambulance Co. and 134th Medical Battalion.

He had been employed by Textile Byproduct Corp., Lorbrook Corp. and Eden Park Health Services, and was a certified automotive Mechanic. 

He loved fishing, being adventurous and driving classy cars.  

He was predeceased by an older sister, Parie Cotullas Appa, of Athens, in Oct. 2006.  

He is survived by a younger sister, Vasilia "Billie" Cotullas Coons; nephew, Glenn Coons and wife Maureen, and grandniece, Cheyanne Coons, all of Illinois; niece, Carol Ann Coons Cohrs,       grandniece Amanda Cohrs and grandnephew, Daniel Cohrs all of Florida; cousin, Carl R. Nicholls of Pennsylvania, and nephew, Anthony Appa Jr. and wife Anna of Massachusetts.

Arrangements were with the Misspaugh Camerato Funeral Home, catskill, for cremation at Albany Rural Crematorium and interment in the Catskill Rural Cemetery      beside his mother. A family memorial service was held at the graveside.  


Friday, June 15, 2007  

HERBERT E. KRONSBERG

Coxsackie--Herbert Kronsberg, 79, of Tiverton, Rhode Island, formerly of Coxsackie, died June 9, 2007 at St. Anne's Hospital in Fall River, MA.  

Born in Long Island he was the son of the late Herbert E. and Johanna Van Solingen Kronsberg.  He served in the US Army during WW11 and Korea, with the 2nd Infantry Division, obtaining the rank of sergeant.  He was employed by General Electric of Coxsackie, Warwick and Newport for nearly 40 years.  

He was active in the Knights of Columbus and Rotary Club of Coxsackie, and the Elks Lodge 1341 of Catskill. 

He is survived by his wife Gladys Walker Kronsberg, six children, Herbert, Gary and Brian Kronsberg, Nancy Davol, Kathleen Jaglowski and Margaret Logan; brother, Robert Kronsberg of Leeds; sister, Alida Rapp of Westerlo; 19 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held June 13, followed by a funeral Mass in the Holy Ghost Church in Tiverton, RI.  Interment with full military honors was in the Pocasset Hill Cemetery, Tiverton, RI.  Donations in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.  


Saturday, June 16, 2007  

WALTER C. BIGLER

Coxsackie--Walter C. Bigler, 60, of 194 Kings Rd., Coxsackie, died June 14, 2007, at the Community Hospital at Columbia Memorial Hospital, Hudson.  

He was born in Kingston, NY, July 15, 1946, and was the son of the late Walter J. and Loretta G. Plessis Bigler. 

He is survived by his wife Betty J. Short Bigler of Coxsackie, a son Daniel Bigler of Coxsackie, a daughter Jody Lynn Tonkinson of Arizona, two brothers George Bigler of Texas, and Michael Bigler of Illinois; two sisters Susan Bigler-Fisher of Kingston, Virginia Billups of Verbank, NY and several nieces and nephews.  

Walter retired from Central Hudson after 35 years of work, he is a 20 year resident of Coxsackie and he served in the US Navy from 1964 to 1968.  

He was an avid golfer and sportsman. He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union, also he was a member of the Catskill Elks 1341.

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend calling hours at the W. C. Brady's Sons Inc. Funeral Home. 97 Mansion St. Coxsackie, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM on Monday June 18, 2007. Funeral services will take place Monday evening at 8:30 PM at the W.C. Brady's Sons Inc. Funeral Home, 97 Mansion St., Coxsackie.  Private Cremation will take place Tuesday at the Albany Rural crematorium.  

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


Saturday, June 16, 2007  

JOHN J. MENZIE

Hunter--John J. Menzie, 87, of Platte Clove, Elka Park, NY died on June 14 at St. Peter's Hospital in Albany.  He was born on June 8, 1920, the son of John and Mary Regina Menzie. 

Mr. Menzie was a project manager and engineer who was responsible for construction projects throughout the nation and the world.  

During World War 11 Mr. Menzie piloted a B-29 in the Pacific.  He was past commander of the Bunt Brewer Post 165 American Legion in Tannersville.  He was recognized as veteran of the year.  

Mr. Menzie has also remained active in community organizations and has led the effort to maintain the St. Francis de Sales Church in Elka Park.  

He is a graduate and active alumnus of Manhattan College.  

He is survived by his children Charlie, Joe, Anne Marie, John, Barbara and Josh all of whom were at his bedside. 

Mr. Menzie has 17 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be Saturday and Sunday June 16, and 17 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Aston Basagic Funeral Home, 7742 Main St. Hunter, NY.  A Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 11 AM at the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in Haines Falls. 

In lieu of flowers a memorial donation can be made to the St. Francis de Sales Restoration Fund, Elka Park, NY 12427.  


Saturday, June 16, 2007  

LOUISE M.BONACCI PASCUZZI

Coxsackie--Louise M. Bonacci Pascuzzi, 94, of Athens, died June 15, 2007, at Albany Medical Center, Albany. 

She was born March 6, 1913 in Coxsackie, and was the daughter of the late Michael and Antonette Bonacci.  

She is survived by her son Peter F. and his wife Rita Pascuzzi of Athens. 

She is the last of the nine children of the Michael Bonacci family. Also survived by four grandchildren Peter F. Pascuzzi of Coxsackie, Alecia A. Bilpuh of Rensselaer, Francis and Christina of Catskill, 11 great-grandchildren Michael Pascuzzi of Coxsackie, Jeffrey, Matthew, Joel, Nicole and Peter Pascuzzi III all of Coxsackie, Dean, Alex and Juliet Bilpuh all of Rensselaer, Julia and Marina Pascuzzi, both of Catskill.  Also survived by three great-great-great grandchildren Lexus, Gianna and Tyler Pascuzzi. Also survived by many cousins, nieces  and nephews.  

Besides her parents and her husband she is predeceased by a grandchild Michael F. Pascuzzi. 

Louise was an avid homemaker, she loved cooking, gardening and activities with her family. 

At an early age, she was crowned Miss Coxsackie.

Mass of Christian Burial will take place Monday at the St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Coxsackie at 9:30 AM with Father Shaw officiating.  Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend calling hours at the Richards Funeral Home, 28 North Vernon St. Athens, on Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM.  Interment will be in the family plot next to her late husband Frank P. Pascuzzi who died on Dec. 19, 1968 in the family plot of the Athens Rural Cemetery.  


Monday, June 18, 2007  

TODD HARRY DUKE

Grand Gorge--Todd Harry Duke, 38, of Grand Gorge, Delaware County, died Thursday, June 14, 2007, at Albany Medical Center.  

Born in Cobleskill, he was the son of Ruth Armlin Potter and step father Kermit P. Armlin Sr. of Glover, VT.  

Mr Duke was employed by Roxbury Creamery at the time of his death and Ski Windham in his youth.  

He was a bass guitarist, singer and family philosopher.  

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include a daughter, Tori Duke; two brothers, Kermit P. Armlin, Jr. and Joyce Reiff of Middleburgh, Schoharie County, and Christopher Duke of Cobleskill; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Maria and Michael Bernard of Middleburgh and Catherine and Robert Clement of "New Hampshire; two nieces; and a nephew.  

He was predeceased by his adopted father, George Duke; and grandparents, Harry and Marian Decker.

A graveside service will be held at 1 PM Tuesday in the Fairlawn Cemetery in Prattsville. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Decker Funeral Home, Windham.  


Tuesday, June 19, 2007  

TIMOTHY L. GABRIELLE

Cairo--Timothy L. Gabrielle, 57, of Route 85, Cairo died suddenly June 18, 2007, at his residence.  

Born Oct. 8, 1950 in Catskill, he was the son of the late Frank and Hilda Bathrick Gabrielle. 

Mr. Gabrielle was a painter. He was a lifetime Athens resident, an avid fisher and hunter and collector of antiques. He was also an animal lover.  

Survivors include a son, Timothy Gabrielle Jr. of Connecticut; a daughter, Gina of North Dakota; two brothers, Rickie Gabrielle of Athens, and Louis Gabrielle of Catskill; six sisters, Sharon Deyo of Leeds, Pat Witko of Cairo, Georgiann Hines of Athens, Eileen Szepessy of Catskill; three grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. 

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two brothers, Frank and Edward Gabrielle.

Memorial services will take place with Rev. Retta Lykens, pastor of the cCairo United Methodist Church, will take place at the Richards Funeral Home, 29 Bross St., Cairo, to be announced.  Cremation services will take place on Wednesday at the Albany Rural Crematorium in Menands.  


Tuesday, June 19, 2007  

MARGUERITE KLEEBERGER

Catskill--Marguerite Kleeberger, 90, died Sunday, June 17, 2007, at the Eden Park Nursing Home in Catskill.  

Born in Altamont, she was the daughter of the late John and Margaret Scrafford. 

She taught in the Coxsackie-Athens Central Elementary School District for many years.  

Ms. Kleeberger is survived by many cousins.

Calling hours are noon to 1 PM at the Frendall Funeral Home, Altamont, with a funeral service to follow.  Burial will be in Guilderland.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Zion Lutheran Church of Athens, 102 North Washington St., Athens, NY 12015.  


Tuesday, June 19, 2007  

JO ANN STOKES

Coxsackie--JoAnn Y. Stokes, 45, of 18 Molly White Drive, Coxsackie, died June 17, 2007, at St. Peter's Hospice in Albany.  

Born July 25, 1961 in Albany, she was the daughter of Joseph Houser and the late Florence Barlow Houser.  

Prior to retirement, she was a customer service representative from General Electric in Selkirk.  

She had been an area resident since 1990 and was a communicant of St. Mary's Church in Coxsackie. 

She loved reading, and loved and cherished her family. 

In addition to her father, survivors include her husband of 26 years, Bruce V. Stokes of Coxsackie; a son, Kyle, and daughter, Brianna Stokes, both of Coxsackie; a brother Joseph Houser of Schenectady; two sisters, Margaret Hunter of Schenectady and Mary Reedy of Albany; and many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are 4-8 PM Wednesday at the W.C. Brad's Sons Inc. Funeral Home, 97 Mansion Street, Coxsackie.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 9:30 AM Thursday at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Mansion St., Coxsackie, with Rev. John Moyna, pastor, officiating.  


Wednesday, June 20, 2007  

TIMOTHY GABRIELLE

Cairo--Timothy L. Gabrielle, 57, of Route 85 Cairo, died June 18, 2007 at his residence.  

Born in Catskill on Oct. 8, 1950, he was the son of the late Frank and Hilda Bathrick Gabrielle.  

Prior to his retirement, he was a painter. 

He was a lifetime Athens resident, and avid fisherman and hunter, and collector of antiques.  He was also an animal lover. He was devoted to J.D., his pet beagle.  

He is survived by a son, Timothy Gabrielle, Jr. of Connecticut; daughter, Gina of North Dakota; two brothers, Rickie Gabrielle of Athens and Louis Gabrielle of Catskill; six sisters, Sharon Deyo of Leeds, Pat Witko of Cairo, Geraldine Kardum of Catskill, Diane Gabrielle of Cairo, Georgiann Hines of Athens and Eileen Szepessy of Catskill; three grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by two brothers, Frank and Edward Gabrielle.

Calling hours will be at the Richards Funeral Home, North Vernon St. Athens, Monday, June 25 from 5:30-6:30 PM.  Memorial services will be 6 PM Monday, June 25 at the funeral home with Rev. Retta Lykens of the Cairo United Methodist Church, officiating.  Cremation will be today at the Albany Rural Crematorium in Menands.  


Wednesday, June 20, 2007  

DIRCK F. LEYS

Windham--Dirck F. Leys, a longtime resident of Windham, died suddenly Friday, June 15, 2007.  

Mr. Leys was born in Yonkers, NY on Jan. 25, 1928.  He was the son of Duncan and Eleanora Fischer Leys.  

He is predeceased by his brother Cassius. His wife of 45 years Mary (Mazie) Wilson Leys died in 2004.  

A graduate of Columbia University, where he was the stroke of the Columbia Crew, Mr. Leys illustrious career included investment counseling, cattle business in the west as chairman and chief executive of Transcontinental Land and Cattle Corp.  He had multiple inventions and innovations of architectural landscape design and founded a number of landscape design companies.  He wrote an autobiographical book about his adventures in platinum trading. 

Mr. Leys' love of the and relentless energy is reflected in his Back-a-Bit farm, the magnificent property he and Mazie shared.  

He is survived by his daughters, Elizabeth and her husband Robert E. Bostrom, of McLean, VA, Lida and her husband Michael Finlayson of Charleston, SC, and Irene Narissi of New York. Grandchildren, Leys Bostrom of Boston, MA, Ashley Bostrom of New York, Allison Bostrom of McLean, VA, and Matthew Finlayson of Charleston, SC.  He is also survived by his cousin Sandy Rickenbacker and her sons Thomas and his wife Maureen and Jamie and his wife Donna.

Calling hours will be on Thursday, June 21, 2007 from 6-8 PM at Decker Funeral Home, 134 Main St., Windham NY.  A funeral service will be held on Friday, June 22, 2007 at 10 AM at the Windham United Methodist Church. Interment to follow at the Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Ashland, NY.  


Thursday, June 21, 2007  

THOMAS R. DALY

Coxsackie--Thomas R. Daly, 96, of Medway passed away June 20, 2007 at the V. A. Medical Center, Albany, NY  

Tom was born in New York City on August 24, 1910 and moved to the Coxsackie area in 1928, where he worked at the Kaksakee Inn and later at Parks Dairy.  Tom worked at the Voorheesville Army Depot until his retirement in 1969 after which he worked at the Coxsackie Correctional Facility until his retirement in 1975. 

After retiring Tom worked with the late Earl Halsted and worked for family, friends and neighbors to keep busy. Tom was a carpenter and his family and friends have many pieces of Tom's woodworking.  

He was a member of the Medway Congregational Christian Church where he served as trustee. Tom was a charter member of the Medway-Grapeville Volunteer Fire Company where he served as fire chief for eight years and a member of the fire police and also a member of the Greene County Volunteer Fireman's Association since 1945. He was a member of the New Baltimore American Legion Post #1614.  

Tom was a Boy Scout Leader in the Medway area and was also the coach of the Third District Park's Girl's Softball League.  

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Evelyn Finch Daly; two daughters, Catherine Daly Frank and husband Robert of Coxsackie, Margaret "Peggy" Daly Snyder and husband Paul of West Athens; five grandchildren, Donald Frank and Jennifer of Kingston, Bridget Snyder Sutta and Joshua of Palatka, FL, Sgt. Thomas Snyder and Rena presently deployed in Iraq; three great-grandchildren, Charles Frank of Chesapeake Beach, MD, Amanda Frank of Kingston, Dylan Snyder of West Athens.  Also surviving are his sisters-in-law Betty Finch Boelhke of Glenmont, Ruth Finch Swan of Coxsackie, Marion Finch Schwebler of Hannacroix, Dorothy Finch Britton of Selkirk, Agnes Finch of Coxsackie and Edward Finch of Schenectady and cherished nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews and friends.

For those wishing to celebrate Tom's life, calling hours will be 2-4 and 7-9 PM Friday June 22, 2007 at the W. C. Brady's Sons, Inc., 97 Mansion Street, Coxsackie, NY 12050.  Members of the New Baltimore Legion Post #1614 will conduct services at 7 PM and the Medway-Grapeville Fire Company will conduct services at 7:30 PM.  Funeral services will be held at 10 AM at the funeral home. Reverend Pruiksuma will be officiating. Interment will follow at Medway Congregational Christian Church cemetery, Route 26, Medway.  

Contributions in his name may be made to the Medway-Grapeville Volunteer Fire Company or the New Baltimore Legion Post #1614.  


Thursday, June 21, 2007  

MARY FRANCES EDEN

Catskill--Mary Frances Eden, died Sunday, December 17, 2006 at Trinity Mission Health and Rehab in West Ashley, South Carolina following a brief illness.  

She was born on April 18, 1921 to the late Fred and Ethel Moss Reynold in Durham, NY.  

She graduated from Greenville High School in 1938 and Albany Business School in 1940. 

She had been a mathematics teacher at Catskill High School prior to her employment at the Commercial Mutual Insurance Company from which she retired in 1983.   

She received the Greene County Outstanding Contribution by a Senior Citizen Award in 1993 for her volunteer service in the RSVP and Meals on Wheels programs. 

She was an active member of the First Reformed Church in Catskill and the On-Ti-Ora Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution and the Shepherds Center.  

She is survived by her two daughters, Mrs. Joel (Susan) Berlinghleri and Mrs. Lynn (Carolyn) Richbart, both of Charleston, SC; three grandchildren, Joel Berlinghleri of Arlington, VA, Megan Mangefrida of Philadelphia, PA and Paul Mangefrida of LeRoy, Genesee County;  nieces in N. Carolina and Colorado, as well as a nephew in Texas. 

She was predeceased by her husband, George Eden in 1971. 

Memorial services were held in the chapel of the hospital in which she volunteered on December 27, 2006. A Committal Service will be held on Saturday, June 23, 2007 in the Cairo Cemetery at 1 PM. The members of the On-Ti-Ora Chapter of the NSDAR will commemmorate her with an insignia marker and all are invited to attend with her family.  


Thursday, June 21, 2007  

MARY PROHASKA

Coxsackie--Mary Prohaska, 93, of Coxsackie, died June 17, 2007 at St. Peter's Hospice with her daughter by her side. 

Born Maruska DuPay in Ondavka, Czechoslovakia on Nov. 11, 1913, she was the eldest of seven children.  Raised on a farm with only a few seasons of formal education during the winter, she was able to teach her father to read and write. 

She later moved to Prague where she worked to support her family. Unable to speak English, she moved to the United States in 1938, eventually becoming a citizen. 

She married Gerald Prohaska in 1951, moved to Coxsackie and had one child, Geraldine.  She was a devout Catholic and a communicant of St. Mary's Church for 56 years.  

She was predeceased by her parents; sister, Suzanne; and husband of 33 years, Gerald in 1984.  She is survived by her daughter Geraldine Meier; son-in-law, Timothy Meier; grandchildren, Allison Mary and Matthew Aaron Meier, all of Coxsackie; four sisters, one brother, and many cousins, nieces and nephews, all of the Czech Republic.

As per her wishes, there will be no viewing hours, Relatives and friends are invited to attend Mass at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Coxsackie at 9 AM Saturday.  Private burial at Riverside Cemetery in Coxsackie will be at a later date.  

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Peter's Rehabilitation Center, 301 Hackett Blvd, Albany, NY 12208 or St. Peter's Hospice, 315 S. Manning Blvd, Albany, NY 12208.  


Thursday, June 21, 2007  

KENNETH VOLLMER

Leeds--Kenneth Vollmer, 58, of Gypsy Point Road, Leeds, died suddenly June 17, 2007, at home.  

Born July 2, 1948 in Catskill, he was the son of the late Stuart and Muriel (Holly) Vollmer.  

He was a member of the Laborers International Union of North America Local 190 in Albany.  

He enjoyed fishing and shooting sports, and was a member of the Coxsackie Sportsmen Club.  

He is survived by a brother, Robert Vollmer and wife, Carol of Catskill; two nieces, Caroline Laird and husband Richard of N. Carolina and Denise Vollmer of South Cairo; and great-nephew, Andrew Laird of N. Carolina.

Relatives and friends may call at the Traver & McCurry Funeral Home, 234 Jefferson Heights, Wednesday from 4-8 PM.  Funeral services will be held 11 AM Thursday at the funeral home with Rev. Dennis Mill officiating.  Interment will follow in the Catskill Rural Cemetery.  

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association.


Thursday, June 21, 2007  

HAROLD T. JONES, JR.

Catskill-- Harold T. Jones, Jr., 80, of 36 Bushnell Ave., Catskill, died Tuesday, June 19, 2007 at Kaaterskill Care and Rehab in Catskill.  

He was born June 29, 1926 in Kingston, NY, the son of the late Harold and Frances Anderson Jones, Sr.  

Harold served in the US Army during World War II. 

He owned and operated Harold's Lounge in Hudson prior to his retirement.  

Mr. Jones was predeceased by his siblings, Robert Jones, Jeanette Brandon and Vivian Jones.  

Mr. Jones is survived by his wife, Mrs. Sara M. (Sampson) Jones of Catskill; six children, Ronald D. Jones of Ocean, NJ, Harold Theron Jones, III, of Catskill, Gwen F. Jones of Kingston, NY, Annette Hotaling of Coxsackie and Marie Morales of Queens, NY; seven grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and a host of other children, grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Relatives and friends may call at Traver & McCurry Funeral Home, 234 Jefferson heights, Catskill, on Tuesday from 9-11 AM.  Funeral services will follow at 11 AM Tuesday. Interment with full military honors will be at the veterans section in the Town of Catskill Cemetery.


Friday, June 22, 24, 2007  

THERESA M. WILK

Cairo--Theresa M. Wilk, 80, of Cairo, died June 21, 2007, at Columbia Memorial Hospital, Hudson, after a brief illness.  

She was born in Brooklyn, NY, June 26, 1926, and was the daughter of the late Michael and Anita DeVito Fischetti.  

Survivors include her husband of 58 years George J. Wilk of Cairo, a daughter Mrs. Mark (Patricia) Spath of Coxsackie, a grandson Nicholas M. Spath of Coxsackie, a sister Anne McCormick of New Jersey, two nieces Linda Caron and her husband Norn of New Jersey, Marie Barber and her husband Gerry of Colorado, her nephew Steven McCormick and wife Maureen of New Jersey, also survived by many cousins and friends.  

Terry has been a resident of Cairo since 1948, she was a communicant of the Sacred Heart Church in Cairo, and attended the Resurrection Lutheran Church in Cairo, she loved sewing, movies, plays, traveling and going on cruises with her husband.  

She was past president of Altar Rosary Society of the Sacred Heart Church of Cairo, she was a member of the VFW Auxiliary of Oak Hill, a member of the Rip Van Winkle Senior Citizens, Terry enjoyed going with her husband to such functions as the Shriners, the Masons and the American Legion.

Funeral services will take place at 10:30 AM at the Resurrection Lutheran Church, Cairo, with Rev. Victor Nelson, pastor, officiating, on Monday, June 25, 2007. 

The day of the funeral, everyone is asked to meet at the church.  Private cremation services will follow at the Albany Rural Crematorium in Menands.  Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend calling hours at the Richards Funeral Home, 29 Bross St. Cairo, on Sunday, June 24, 2007, from 2-4 and 6-8 PM.  

Contributions to her memory may be made to Resurrection Lutheran Church of Cairo Memorial Fund, Cairo, NY, or to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 516 Carew St., Springfield, MA, 01104-23906. Envelopes may be obtained at the funeral home for your convenience.  


Friday, June 22, 2007  

ALLAN GRIMKE

Freehold--Allan F. Grimke, 79. of Freehold, died June 20, 2007 at the Livingston Hills Nursing and Rehab Center in Livingston. 

Born Aug. 21, 1927, in Brooklyn, he was the son of the late Allan D. and Catherine Koehler Grimke.  

He served in WW11 and the Korean War as a Corporal in the US Marine Corps VMF-132/VMR 153-11 Marine Air Wing. 

He was employed by Allied Chemical and Kraft Foods as a Transportation Rate Analyst and Asst. Building Manager for the College of Insurance until he retired in 1991.  

He was a member of the Carnarsie Reformed Church, serving as Deacon for 16 years and then elected to the officer of Elder for four years and still held the office and title of Elder (retired).  

Allan was a member of many organizations, Marine Corps Aviation Association, Marine Corps Air Transportation Association, LaSociete Des 40 Hommes Et8 Chevaux (40/8), Norfolk and Western Historical Society, Southern Railway Historical Society and the Greenville American Legion 291.  

He was predeceased by his wife, Lydia Janofsky Grimke in 1976.  

He is survived by his daughter Susan B. Smith of Acra; three granddaughters, Lydia Dorothy Weisinger, Cassandra Ann Simmons and Sonjah Leah Smith; grandson, Seth Smith; two great-grandsons, Elijah Simmons and Jakob Weisinger; a brother, Clifford Galluzzo of Staten Island.

Funeral services will be Saturday at 8 PM at the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 Route 81, Greenville. Friends my call at the funeral home from 6:30-8 PM.  The Greenville American Legion Post 291 will conduct a service at 7:30 PM. Interment will be 1 PM Monday in the Long Island National Cemetery.  


Saturday, June 23, 2007  

JEAN H. ANTONELLI

Catskill--Jean H. Antonelli, 84, of 9 North Jefferson Ave., Catskill, died Friday, June 22, 2007 at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson. 

She was born May 13, 1923 in Palenville, NY, the daughter of the late John and Ethel Hobbs Holcomb. 

Jean served during WW 11 as an airplane spotter and as a Red Cross volunteer.  

Jean was an assistant librarian at Catskill United Methodist Church as a choir member  and trustee, Jean was a charter member of the Catskill Garden Club. 

She enjoyed golfing and was a former member of the Catskill Golf Club.  

She was predeceased by a sister Shirley Wadagnola; and a brother, John Holcomb.  

Mrs. Antonelli is survived by her husband, Nicholas L. Antonelli of Catskill; two daughters, Susan Cavalieri of Newburyport, MA, and Nancy Tartaglia of Staatsburg, NY; a son, John Antonelli of Albany; four grandchildren, Nicholas, Julia and Anthony Cavalieri of Newburyport, MA, and Vincent John Tartaglia of Staatsburgh; a niece, Shirley Harvey; two nephews, Sean Holcomb and Joseph Wadagnola.

Relatives and friends may call at Traver & McCurry Funeral Home, 234 Jefferson heights, Catskill, on Sunday from 2 to 5 PM.  Funeral services will be held 11 AM Monday at the funeral home.  Rev. Joyce Wilkerson, pastor, United Methodist Church of Catskill will be officiating.  Interment will follow at St. Patrick's Cemetery in Catskill.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Catskill United Methodist Church or St. Jude's Children's Hospital. Envelopes are available at the funeral.  


Sunday, June 24, 2007  

JOSEPH C. FRITZ

Rensselaerville--Joseph C. Fritz Sr., 86,  of Rensselaerville, died June 21, 2007 at the Daughters of Sarah Nursing Home in Albany.  

Born in Romania Sept. 26, 1920, he was the son of the late Matci and Katherina Hinterholtz,  

He was a general mechanic and worked at Camp Cass prior to his retirement. 

He served in the US Navy during WW11.  He was a member and past Commander, and past Adjutant at Clark White Post No. 589 American Legion; a former member of and past secretary of the Rennselaerville Vol. Fire Co.; past Vestry Member of the Trinity Episcopal Church and past Treasurer of the Hilltown Senior Citizens.  

He was predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Ruth C. Spielmann Fritz on Oct. 18, 2005; daughter, Judith Anne Fritz; and two brothers, Peter and Matthew Fritz. 

Survivors include two sons, Joseph C. Fritz Jr. and wife Janet of North Carolina and Stephen L. Fritz Sr. of Rensslaerville; five grandchildren, Wendy Lanaro and husband Joseph, Stephen L. Fritz and wife Jenny, Jennifer Fritz and  friend Don, Janeen Spencer and husband Bryan and Jeffrey Fritz and wife Kate; and five great-grandchildren, Andrew and Amanda Mnich, Ryan Fritz and Ian and Carli Spencer.

Funeral service will be held Wednesday, 11 AM at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Rensselaerville. Relatives and friends may call at the Cunningham Funeral Home in Greenville on Tuesday from 4-8 PM. Clark White Post 589 will conduct services at the funeral home on Tuesday at 7 PM. Interment will be in the Rensselaerville Cemetery.  

Those who desire may contribute in his memory to the Trinity Episcopal Church Memorial Fund or to the Community Hospice of Albany.


Monday, June 25, 2007  

JOSEPH HANUSIK

Catskill--Joseph Hanusik, 77, died Saturday, July 21, 2007, surrounded by his family at his Catskill home.  

Born Nov. 14, 1929 in Yonkers, he was one of six children of the late John Hanusik, Sr. and Josephine Miskuf Hanusik.  

When he was 2 years old, his family moved to Freehold where he worked on the family farm and graduated from Greenville High School in 1947.  

He enlisted in the US Army in 1951 where he completed a Special Intelligence Course and was subsequently transferred to the Army Reserve in 1953 and honorably discharged in 1956. 

While in the Army, he traveled the United States, seeing 22 states.  

In 1956, he married Shirley E. Dimmick, who survives him.  Mr. Hanusik was employed at Peckham Materials for 40 years until his retirement.  He retired this past June from Catskill Town Board where he served as a councilman for 22 years and a committeeman for many years.  

Mr. Hanusik was past commander and member of the American Legion Honeyford Memorial Post 110 in Catskill for 50 years, a member of the Catskill Elks Lodge 1341 and the Catskill Republican Club.  

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include three daughters, Darlene Hanusik and partner Susan Schoen of Catskill, Valerie Morningstar of New Mexico and Sherri Hanusik-Lenney and her husband, Mark Lenney of New Baltimore; a sister, Florence Hanusik of Florida; a grand daughter, Kelsey Mae of New Baltimore; three nephews and their wives, Ray and Harriet Hanusik, Dana and Adrianne Hanusik and John and Joanne Hanusik.  

He was predeceased by two brothers, Emil Hanusik and John Hanusik, Jr.; and two sisters, Anne Sivco and Mary Kostesky.

Calling hours will be 4-8 PM Tuesday and Wednesday at Traver and McCurry Funeral Home, 234 Jefferson Heights, Catskill.  Funeral services will be held 11 AM Thursday at the funeral home.  Interment with full military honors will follow in the Town of Catskill Cemetery.  


Monday, June 25, 2007  

THOMAS V. HOWLEY, Sr.

Leeds--Thomas Vincent Howley, Sr., 82, formerly of Leeds, and a former East Aurora, Erie County, and Fort Myers, FL, resident, died Friday July (JUNE) 20, 2007, at St. Peter's Hospital in Albany.  

Born Sept. 12, 1924 in Queens, he was the son of the late Lester and Helen Anderson Howley.  

He served in the US Army and was a WW11 veteran.  Mr. Howley was a member of the Fort Myers Elks Lodge.  

Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, William M. and Maureen Howley of Maryland and Thomas V. Howley, Jr. of Athens; seven grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.  

He was predeceased by his wife, Angelina Minton Howley, in 1993; a daughter-in-law, Elizabetn Howley, in 1998; and three brothers, Lester, James and Robert Gowley.

A calling hour will be 9:30 to 10:30 AM Tuesday at Traver and McCurry Funeral home, 234 Jefferson Heights, Catskill. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 AM Tuesday at st. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, Catskill.  Interment with full military honors will be at St. Patrick's Cemetery, Catskill.  


Monday, June 25, 2007  

ROSE M. RABL

Coxsackie--Rose M. Rabl, 92, formerly of Mansion Street, died Sunday, July 22, 2007, at Kaaterskill Care in Catskill, where she had been a resident since Aug. 22, 2006.  Funeral arrangements under the direction of W.C.  Brady's Sons Inc., Mansion St. Coxsackie, are to be announced according to the wishes of the family.  


Tuesday, June 26, 2007  

NANCY L. HERRICK

Greenville--Nancy L. Herrick, 53, of Greenville, died Saturday, June 23, 2007.  

Born Aug. 6, 1953 in Catskill, she was the daughter of Arthur (of late) and Laura Lewis Willig. She attended Greenville Christian Life Center and the Seed of Abraham.  

A caregiver to all she knew, she had completed mission work in Jamaica and the Ukraine.  

Survivors, in addition to her mother, include two daughters, Tiffany and April Herrick. 

Calling hours will be 6-8 PM Wednesday at the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 Route 81, Greenville.  

Memorial contributions may be made to the Greenville Christian Life Center.  


Tuesday, June 26, 2007  

LESLIE Van TASSEL, Jr.

Lewisberry, Pa--Leslie Van Tassel, Jr., 79, died Saturday, June 23, 2007, at his home in Lewisberry.  

Born April 16, 1928 in Durham, he was the son of the late Leslie and Olga Rivenburg Van Tassel.  

He was a 1946 graduate of Middleburg High School in Middleburg, Schoharie County.  

He later served with the New York State Guard from 1947 to 1951m where he earned the distinction of expert marksman.  

Mr. Van Tassel was employed with the New York Army Depot in Voorheesville for 13 years and was transferred to the Mechanicsburg Navy depot where he worked for 32 years until his retirement in 1983.  

He was a member of Mt. Airy Methodist Church in Wellsville, Allegany County, PA, and a member of the EAA.  

Mr. Van Tassel loved airplanes, art, writing, tinkering and travel geocoaching under the name of Papa 4 kids.  

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Gertrude Layman Van Tassel; three daughters, and sons-in-law, Lorraine and Richard Smith of Blain, PA, Dawn and William Holloman of Easton, PA and Christine and John Bradley III of Stanley, Ontario County; a son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Joanne Van Tassel of New Cumberland, PA; a sister and brother-in-law, Clara and Charles Snyder of Rochester; 13 grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.

Following cremation, a graveside memorial service will be held 1 pm Sunday at Potter Hollow Cemetery, Potter Hollow, Albany County.  Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Airy United Methodist Church Building Fund, 2020 Pinetown Road, Wellsville, PA 17365, or Pinnacle Hospice, 3705 Elmwood Dr., Harrisburg, PA 17110.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Beaver Urich Funeral Home in Lewisberry.  


Tuesday, June 26, 2007  

RUTH FORD RADICK

Greenville--Fraveside services for Ruth Ford Radick, who died December 26, 2006 in Florida, will be held 11 AM Saturday at the Oak Hill Cemetery.  

Survivors include two sons, George and Lionel Ford; a brother, Roger Webster; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.  

She was predeceased by her two husbands, Leo Ford and Charles Radick; a daughter, Kay Pisciotta; and two sisters, Elsie and Rachel. 

Arrangements are with the Cunningham Funeral Home, Greenville.  


Wednesday, June 27, 2007  

PHILIP CONFALONE

Catskill--Philip Confalone, 87, of Catskill, died Sunday, June 24, 2007.  

Born Jan. 28, 1920 in the Yorkville section of Manhattan, he was the son of the late Vincent and Frances Dirato Confalone.  

He served three years with the US Navy Seabees during WW11 with 28 consecutive months served throughout the Pacific Theater, ending up in Okinawa when the was ended. He  was honorably discharged with the rank of machinist mate first class, receiving three battle stars.  

Mr. Confalone lived in Bergen County, NJ for most of his life where he was in the engine rebuilding business for many years and machine tool salesman for 16 years prior to retiring to Greene County in 1982.  

He served two terms as president of the Greene County Chapter of AARP in 1993 and 1994. He was an active member of Catskill Elks Lodge #1341 and rose to the position of exalted ruler, which he held in 1998 and 1999. He was also a member of the American Legion since 1946 and Greenville Post #291 for the last 16 years.  

He was an avid bowler, bowling in ABC sanctioned leagues for 60 years.  He also enjoyed the music of the 1930's and 1940's and dancing that went with it.  Survivors include a daughter, Susan Carol Mourning of Colorado; a son, Philip Vincent Confalone of New Jersey; three grandchildren, Stephanie Mourning Dahl, Hilary Mourning Lowe, and Philip Robert Confalone; and four great-grandchildren.  He was predeceased by his wife, Katherine Lomusico Confalone; and a sister, Josephine Confalone.

A calling hour will be 9:30 to 10:30 AM Saturday in the Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home at 139 Jefferson Heights in Catskill.  A graveside service will follow at 11 AM in the Greenville Cemetery. Electronic condolences may be posted at www.millspaughcamerato.com.  


Wednesday, June 27, 2007  

JOHN P. McGUIRE

Saugerties--John F. McGuire, 79, of Kalina Drive, died Sunday, June 24, 2007, at the Ten Broeck Commons Nursing Home, Lake Katrine.  

Born Feb. 19, 1928 in Manchester, NH, he was the son of the late John F. and Estelle Nerbonne McGuire. 

A veteran of World War II, he served in the Seabees.  

An area resident for many years, Mr. McGuire was formerly employed at Ferroxcube in Saugerties.  

Active in the Saugerties Knights of Columbus Council #4536, he was a member of both the 3rd and 4th degree.  He was also a Past Faithful Navigator of the 4th Degree.  He was a parishioner of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in Glasco. 

Survivors include his wife, the former Beverly Dietz.  

He was predeceased by one sister, Etta Pratt.   

His funeral procession will form at 9:15 AM Thursday at the Seamon-Wilsey Funeral Home, Inc., corner of John and Lafayette streets, thence to St. Joseph's RC Church where a 10 AM Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Rev. Msgr. Charles Zannotti, pastor.  Interment will be held Friday at the Pine Grove Cemetery, Manchester, NH.  


Friday, June 29, 2007  

RITA AUSTIN FISK

Central Square--Rita Austin Fisk, died June 22, 2007 in Syracuse, NY.  

She was born in Catskill, NY July 2, 1931.  

She graduated from Cairo Central School in 1949 and Moran Business College, Kingston, NY in 1951.  

She lived in Liverpool, NY area and worked for over 30 years at Norton-Starr Dental Supply Co.  

Mrs. Fisk is survived by her son, Todd A. Fisk and wife Lewanne, her grandson, Caleb, step-grandchildren, Casey, Christopher and Carrie at Liverpool. Also a brother, Gerald A. Austin and wife Barbara, of Hudson, NY; a sister, Nellie M. Francis and husband Clark; a nephew, three nieces and a cousin., Eileen Cords at Acra, NY, and a cousin in the Syracuse area.  

Per Rita's wishes there are no calling hours or services. Burial is at the family's convenience.   

Arrangements by Watson's Funeral Home, Central Square, NY, Contributions can be made to American Cancer Society, PO Box 7, East Syracuse, NY  13057.  


Friday, June 29, 2007  (arrangements incomplete)  

WILLIAM LINSCOTT

Catskill--William Linscot, 63, of Valley Road, Catskill, died Thursday, June 28, 2007 at home after a short Illness. 

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


Friday, June 29, 2007  

FREDERICK R. RHOADES

Catskill--Frederick R. Rhoades, 81, of 46 Country Estates, South Cairo, died Thursday, June 28, 2007 in the Bronx, NY, the son of the late Frederick and Blanche Kingsley Rhoades, Sr.  

Fred served in the US Navy and was a veteran of WW11 in the Pacific Theater of Operations. 

He was a police officer for the New York City Police Department for 20 years of dedicated service prior to his retirement in 1977.  

Formerly of Brooklyn, and a longtime Greene County summer resident, Fred has been a Catskill area resident since 1977. 

He was past-district commander and a life member of Sullivan-Teator VFW Post 770 in Catskill.  

He was predeceased by a brother, Benjamin Rhoades.  F

rederick was a devoted husband and father. He is survived by his loving wife Frances Candilora Rhoades if South Cairo. They would have celebrated their 60th anniversary on July 13, 2007. Mr. Rhoades is also survived by three children, Patricia Kane and husband Dan of East Durham; Jimmy Rhoades of South Cairo and Robert Rhoades and wife Elaine of Connecticut; six grandchildren, Jennifer, Danielle and Maureen Kane, Jessica, Matthew and Kristina Rhoades; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Salvatore and Marie Candilora of Staten Island; and several cousins, nieces and nephews. 

Relatives and friends may call at Traver & Mc Curry Funeral Home, 234 Jefferson Heights, Catskill, on Saturday, from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM.  Funeral services will be held 2:30 PM Saturday at the funeral home. Father Jeremiah Nunan, pastor, Sacred Heart Church of Cairo will be officiating. Cremation will be performed at Park View Cemetery in Schenectady. Interment will be at the Town of Catskill Cemetery Veterans section at a later date to be announced.  


Friday, June 29, 2007  

ROSE L. TICE

Livingston--Rose L. Tice, 86, died Monday, June 25, 2007, at the Livingston Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Livingston, NY.  

Rose was born July 30, 1920, in Greenwich Village, NY, and is the daughter of the late Bartholomew and Rose Licata.  

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her son Gregory J. Tice and her sister Marie Connely.  

Survivors include three sons, Lee E. Tice of PA, Michael A. Tice of of Hudson and Peter J. Tice of Cairo;  daughter Laurie R. Neu of NJ; brother Paul Licata of NJ; sister Tess Cesare of Long Island; and seven grandchildren, Matthew, Jon, Erik, Rory, Jonathan, and Aaron Tice, and Rachel Patton.

Funeral services were Thursday, June 28, and were private. Interment followed in the Cedar Park Cemetery.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Valenti and Richards Funeral Home, 700 Town Hall Drive, Hudson.  


Friday, June 29, 2007  

ROSEMARIE WENZLER

Catskill--Rosemarie H. Wenzler, 54, of Glenmont, formerly of Coxsackie, died June 27, 2007 at St. Peter's Hospital, Albany after a brief illness.  

She was born in Catskill, NY, Sept. 30, 1952 and was the daughter of the late Charles and Doris Speckman Winans.  

Rosemarie has been an area resident for 54 years, and was employed as a special education teacher for the Catskill School District and was due to retire this week.  

She was also a bowling coach, an avid reader and golfer. She also enjoyed exercising and was deeply devoted to her family, friends and students. She was also a great lover of cats.  

She is survived by her husband Michael Wenzler of Glenmont; a son, Evan Wenzler of California; a brother, Jay Winans of Syracuse; and several nieces and nephews. 

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend calling hours at the Richards Funeral Home, 29 Bross Street, Cairo, NY on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM.  Funeral services will take place on Saturday, June 30, 2007 at 1 PM at the Resurrection Lutheran Church, Cairo with Pastor Victor Nelson officiating. The day of the funeral everyone is asked to meet at the church. Private cremation will take place at the Albany Rural Crematorium in Menands.  

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Resurrection Lutheran Church, Cairo, NY 12413. Envelopes are available at the funeral home for your convenience. 


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