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Greenville Local
April 2003

Newspapers courtesy of the Cairo Public Library. Retyped by Arlene Goodwin

April 3, 2003 

E. Edna Goodfellow 

E. Edna Goodfellow, 85 years, of Preston Hollow, New York passed away on March 28, 2003. She was born in Medusa, New York on November 17, 1917, daughter of the late Lester and Lillian (Rivenburg) Hallock. Edna was a retired rural mail carrier having worked out of Westerlo Post Office.  She was an avid Atlanta Braves fan, loved to bowl and would always enjoy playing cards.  She really enjoyed helping others in need and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Ralph  Goodfellow.

Surviving are her daughter Donna Winans and her husband Gerald of Preston Hollow; a son, Gerald Goodfellow of Preston Hollow; her grandchildren Chad Goodfellow and his wife Amy, Darren Goodfellow and his wife Kim, Gregg Winans and his wife Ani and Kimberly Winans; also surviving are 11 great-grandchildren and a brother, William Hallock of Preston Hollow.

Funeral services were Tuesday morning from Preston Hollow Baptist Church in Preston Hollow, New York. Friends called at the church on Tuesday morning prior to the service. Interment followed in the Brookside Cemetery. Those who desire may contribute in her memory to St. Peter’s Community Hospice or to the Town of Rensselaerville Ambulance.

Arrangement by the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 SR 81 Greenville, New York.

April 3, 2003

Mary Johannesen

Mary Johannesen, 85 years, of Catskill, New York formerly of Greenville Center, New York, passed away at the Columbia Memorial Hospital in Catskill, New York on March 30, 2003. She was born in Grimstad, Norway on April 12, 1917 daughter of the late Isak and Maria (Johassen) Knudson. She had been employed at Pine Lake Manor in Greenville for over 17 years helping in all aspects of the resort.

Surviving are her husband of 62 years, Karl J. Johannesen, a daughter Carol Lamb and her husband Frederick of Greenville Center, New York; her grandchildren, Mark Lamb and his wife Trisha, Susan Myhre and her husband Wayne, Sally Collins and her husband Terrance; her great-grandchildren, Kaitlin and Erin Myhre, Jenna Lamb, Devin, Emma and Quinn Collins. She was predeceased by a sister Sova and her brothers Iva, Kunt, Sverre and Olaf Knudsen.

Funeral service was held Wednesday, 11 a.m. from the Cunningham Funeral Home, 2898 SR 81, Greenville.  Interment was in the Greenville Cemetery. Those who desire may contribute in her memory to the Greenville-Norton Hill United Methodist Church Building Fund.

April 3, 2003

Virginia M. Heath

Virginia M. (Klose) Hearth, 73, of Ravena, died Tuesday, March 25, 2003 at St. Peter’s Hospital after a long illness.

She was born in Albany on June 5, 1929, the daughter of the late Fred and Anna O’Hara Klose, During the 1960’s, she was the head dietitian for Duanesburg Head Start and also had worked as a cleaning person in the area.

She was the mother of Diane Thompson of Ravena, William Hearth of Alice, Texas, Nancy Camley of Athens, Patty Heath of Coeymans, Virginia Heath of Ravena, Mary Santiago of Coxsackie, Carol LaSanta of Ravena, Lisa Lochridge of Spokane, Washington, Christopher Heath of Medusa, Joseph Heath of Ravena, and Joanne Heath of Albany; and sister of Pat Hammond of Voorheesville and the late Robert Klost. She is also survived by 31 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Monday, March 31, at Our Lady of Angels  Church, 182 Central Avenue, Albany. Burial was in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery, Colonie. Arrangements were by Zwack & Sons, Albany.

 Contribution may be made to the American Lung Association, 3 Winners Circle Albany, NY 12205 or the Ravens Rescue Squad, Ravena, NY 12143.

April 10, 2003

Christopher E. June

JUNE, Christopher E., 16, of Columbiaville, N.Y., died April 6, 2003 at Albany Medical Center Hospital after a long illness.

Born January 26,1987 in Hudson, N.Y., he was the son of Arthur H. and Darlene K. June. Grandson of Norma L. and the late Egbert F. June of Selkirk, and Bertha and the late John Kowalski of Columbiaville. Brother of Arthur, Jr., Barbara, and Erica June.

April 17, 2003

Gustav Hansen

Gustav Hansen, 84 years. of Acra, New York, passed away April 13, 2003 at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson, New York. He was born December 18, 1918 in Oslo, Norway, son of the late Gustav A. and Maria (Eversen) Hansen.

Gustav served his country in the US Army during World War II as a medic in the field in Normandy, Northern France and the Rhineland. He was awarded the Bronze Star in October 1944. He worked for Singer Sewing Machine Company working his way from sales to vice president. In 1972 he and his wife opened Tradesman Decorating Store in Cairo, New York, retiring in 1992.  Gustav was recently predeceased by his wife of 61 years Dorothea (Hackanson) Hansen. A brother and a sister also predeceased him.

Surviving are his two sons, Robert Hansen and his wife Carol of Freehold, New York and Raymond and his wife Edythe of Howell, New Jersey and four grandchildren, Greg, Erik, Christina and Kari Hansen.

Funeral service will be Thursday at 2:30 p.m. in the Resurrection Lutheran Church in Cairo. Friends may call from 2 to 2:30 p.m. prior to the service. Interment will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery. Oak Hill, New York.

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

April 24, 2003

Joseph W. Grissler

Joseph W. Grissler, 78 years, of East Durham, New York, formerly Ozone Park, passed away at Columbia-Greene Long Term Care in Catskill, New York on April 12, 2003. He was born in Brooklyn, New York on November 26, 1924, son of the late Joseph and Henrietta (Murray) Grissler, Sr.

Joseph was a retired lieutenant from the New York City Fire Department. He served in the US Army during World War II. He was a member of the East Durham Volunteer Fire Company and a former member of the Knights of Columbus in New York City. He and his family have been coming to East Durham since 1965. He was predeceased by his wife, Eileen (Davis) Grissler on July 10, 2000.

Surviving are a daughter, Anne Grissler of Long Beach, New York; a sister Mary Grissler of East Durham, New York; two nieces, Margaret Carmody and her husband James, Eileen McGoldrick and her husband Michael; also a great-niece and nephew, John and Eileen Carmody.

Funeral service was held Wednesday from the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 SR 81, Greenville, New York with Mass of Christian Burial form Our Lady of Knock Shrine, East Durham, New York. Interment was in  the Winston Cemetery, East Durham, New York. Those who desire may contribute in his memory to the East Durham Volunteer Fire Company.

April 24, 2003

Rosa B. Horvat

Rosa B. Horvat, 98 years, of Oak Hill, New York, passed away at Columbia-Greene Long Term Care in Catskill, New York on April 11, 2003. She was born in Hungary on October 1, 1904, daughter of the late Alexander and Julia (Keloly) Boda.

Rosa was a retired seventh and eighth grade math teacher, having taught in Ozone Park, New York. She was also a member of the Marantha Valley Chapter O.E. S.

Her husband William Horvat predeceased her in 1958. She was also predeceased by a sister, Helen Froemel; and two nephews, Robert and Arthur Froemel and her longtime friend and companion Fradelia Vaughn.

Surviving are a niece, Patricia Froemel of Suffolk, Virginia, and dear friend Carol Cooke of Oak Hill, New York.

Funeral service was Tuesday from the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 SR 81 Greenville, with Mass of Christian Burial from St. John the Baptist Church, Greenville. Interment followed in Nassau Knolls Cemetery, Port Washington, New York. Those who desire may contribute in her memory to the Town of Durham Ambulance.

April 24, 2003

Ruth T. Lynam

Ruth T. Lynam, 87 years, of Prattsville, New York, formerly of Freehold, New York, passed away at Robinson Terrace in Stamford, New York on April 19, 2003. She was born in Cornwallville, New York on December 5,1915, daughter of the late Arthur and Mae Proper.

She was a lifelong homemaker and supported her late husband The Rev. Sion Lynam in his ministry to several churches.  She was also  very active in her support of the Durham Center Museum. She was predeceased by her husband the Rev. Sion Lynam.

Surviving are nieces and nephews, Arthur Gates, Wesley Brown, Lester Brown, Linda Hatker, Sandra Lee Proper and Ethelda V. Cortese.

A graveside service will be held Friday, 2 p.m. at the Cornwallville Cemetery. Those who desire may contribute in her memory to the Durham Center Museum. As to her wishes she was cremated at the Albany Rural Cemetery.

Arrangements were by the Cunningham Funeral Home, Greenville.

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