Obituaries from the 
Greenville Local
May 2005


Transcribed  by Colleen Maresca. Newspapers provided by Sylvia Hasenkopf



May 4, 2006 

WALTER J. BOLAND 

Walter J. Boland, 80 years, of Preston Hollow, New York, formerly of  Rockaway Beach, New York, died peacefully at home Friday, April 28, 2006. He was born on October 1, 1925, son of the late Patrick and Mary (McPolin) Boland. Walter was a veteran of World War II serving in the US Navy.

He was a retired sergeant from the N.Y.P.D. after 30 years of service. He was an avid hunter and a lover of nature and a communicant of Our Lady of Knock Shrine in East Durham, New York. He will be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was predeceased by his brothers, John and Vincent.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Patricia; and six children, Eileen (Donald) Waldman, Caryn (Charlie) Strining, Tina (Jeff) Neilsen, Peter (Irene) Boland, Claire (David) Palmer, Terence (Dawn) Boland; and 12 grandchildren, Andrew Boland Wennerstrom, Lisa and Eric Waldman, Christin and Ryan Strining, Paige Boland and Andrew and Eric Kaufer, Kiara, Patrick, and Sean Neilsen, and Gavin Boland.

Funeral service will be Thursday, 10:15 a.m. from the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 SR 81, Greenville, New York, with a Mass of Christian Burial  11 a.m. from Our Lady of Knock Shrine. Friends called at the funeral home on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Interment will be in the Potter Hollow Cemetery.


May 11, 2006

SUSAN SULLIVAN (ARMSTRONG) 

COXSACKIE, NY---Susan Sullivan (Armstrong), 72, died May 3, 2006 at St. Peter’s Hospital after a brief illness. 

Sue was born August 22, 1933 in Albany, the daughter of the late Dorothy and James Armstrong. 

She graduated from The Milne School in 1951. 

Sue is predeceased by her son, John Scott, survived by her daughter, Sharon (Joseph) Frisbee of Coxsackie; her sons Peter (Debbie) Scott of North Huntington, PA, and Frederick (Ann) Hinrichsen of Coxsackie. Other survivors include her sister, Marcia (Robert) Luther of Albany and her recently discovered half-sister Dianne (Darryl) Waddell of Colonie; grandchildren, Jennifer (Joel) DuBois, Bryan Frisbee, Katelyn Frisbee, Shannon Scott, Nicole Scott, John Scott, Matthew Scott and Natalie Hinrichsen; great–granddaughter, Charlotte DuBois and great-grandson, Connor Scott. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, friends, and dear cousins.

Sue was an outstanding cook and few things gave her greater pleasure than taking charge of family meals. She also delighted in her regular reunion meetings with her Milne classmates and her annual summer trip to Maine with the girls: Marcia, Mar, Betty and Jane…

Calling hours were Friday, May 5, from 5-8 p.m. at Brady’s Funeral Home, 97 Mansion St. in Coxsackie. A service was held May 5, 2006 at 7:30 p.m. with Pastor William Clark, Pastor of Christ Episcopal Church of Greenville, NY. Memorial contributions may be made to the Joann Frisbee Memorial Scholarship Fund, or the Howard Solvin Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Sharon J. Frisbee, 9 Washington Ave., Coxsackie, NY.

Envelopes can be obtained at the Funeral Home.

A private cremation will take place at the Albany Rural Crematory, Menands, NY.

There will be a private burial of her remains in the family plot at the Riverside Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the W.C. Brady’s Sons, Inc. Funeral Home, 97 Mansion St., Coxsackie, NY  12051. (518) 731-8000.


May 18, 25, 2006 

ARLENE JUDITH HUNTER

Arlene Judith Hunter, 89, of Seattle, Washington, passed away on May 2, 2006. Mrs. Hunter was born on September 10, 1916 in Medusa, New York. Her family called her Peggy Van Auken. She was predeceased by her parents, Niles and Agnes Van Auken of Medusa, New York; two brothers, Edward Van Auken of Greenville, New York, Donald Van Auken of Portland, Oregon and on April 8, 2006, her sister, Muriel Pete Caswell of Ravena, New York.

Mrs. Hunter graduated from Greenville Central School in 1934 and from Bellevue School of Nursing in New York City. She was one of the first stewardesses for American Airlines in the early 1940’s. She met her husband, Robert Hunter, on an American Airlines flight. They were married in 1942. Mr. Hunter passed away in April of 1987. They moved to San Francisco in 1950 and together operated a successful sales business in California, Portland, Oregon and from 1960 until retirement in Seattle, Washington. They enjoyed many friends, golf and traveling.

Mrs. Hunter is survived by eight nieces and nephews; Suzanne Van Auken Bird of Truckee, California, John and James Van Auken of Greenville, New York, William, Paul and Gregory Caswell of Ravena, New York, Donald Van Auken of Portland, Oregon and Charlene Van Auken Moore of Portland, Oregon. She is also survived by two stepsons, Greg and Teda Voss of Seattle, Washington and their children, September and Greg, and Rod and Sammie Voss of Florida and their daughter. Greg and Teda were very close to Judy, as she was known in Seattle. They were very caring and were with her when she passed away.

Mrs. Hunter was a kind, beautiful, gracious woman, a championship golfer and a devoted fan of the Seattle Mariners.


May 18, 2006

ARLENE “JUDY” HUNTER

Arlene “Judy” Hunter, 89, of Seattle, Washington, passed away on May 2, 2006. Mrs. Hunter was born on September 10, 1916 in Medusa, New York. She was predeceased by her parents, Niles and Agnes Van Auken of Medusa, New York; 2 brothers, Edward Van Auken of Greenville, NY and Donald Van Auken of Portland, OR; and on April 8, 2006, her sister, Muriel Caswell of Ravena, NY. Mrs. Hunter graduated from Greenville Central School in 1934 and from Bellevue School of Nursing in New York City. She became one of American Airlines first stewardesses and met her husband, Robert Hunter, on one of her flights. They were married in 1942 and moved to San Francisco in 1950.  She assisted her husband in their successful sales business in California, then Portland, Oregon and, in 1960 until their retirement in Seattle, WA.

They enjoyed many friends, traveling and golf and were members of Broadmoor Golf Club. Judy was especially proud that she was selected as Captain of Broadmoor’s Woman’s Golf in 1983. Mr. Hunter passed away in April of 1987. Mrs. Hunter is survived by 2 stepsons, Gregory Voss and wife, Teda, of Kent, WA, their children, Greg Voss, Jr., of Seattle and September Vaundrey of West Dundee, IL and 5 great-grandchildren; and Rodney Voss and wife, Sammie and their daughters, Chelsea and Danielle, all of Pensacola, FL. Greg and Teda were very close to Judy, as she was known in Seattle. They were very caring and were at her bedside when she passed away. She is also survived by 8 nieces and nephews; Suzanne Van Auken Bird of Truckee, CA, John and James Van Auken of Greenville, NY, William, Paul and Gregory Caswell of Ravena, NY and Don Van Auken and Charlene Van Auken Moore of Portland, OR. Mrs. Hunter was a kind, beautiful, gracious lady an avid golfer and a devoted fan of the Seattle Mariners. She will be greatly missed. A private family service is planned.


May 18, 2006

EVELYN A. LINDSKOOG BURIAL, MAY 20

Burial has been set for Evelyn A. Lindskoog. A graveside service will be conducted this Saturday, May 20, at 11:30 a.m. on the family plot in Chestnut Lawn Cemetery, New Baltimore. Steven W. Peiffer, Pastor of Dormansville United Methodist Church will officiate. All are invited to attend.

Mrs. Lindskoog, formerly of Coeymans Hollow, died on Tuesday, January 24, 2006 at the Teresian House in Albany. She was 93 years old.

Arrangements by Caswell Funeral Home, Ravena.


May 25, 2006

FRANZ (FRANK) JUNG
Maintenance Man

CAIRO---Franz (Frank) Jung, 84, of 25 Valley Rd., Catskill, died May 16, 2006, at Columbia Memorial Hospital, Hudson, after a long illness.

He was born in Yugoslavia, Oct. 18, 1921, and was the son of the late Josef and Mariannia (Lux) Jung.

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

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Richards Funeral Home, 29 Bross St., Cairo.

Frank has been an area resident since 1957, he adored cats, loved to watch football and car racing, he was a maintenance man and loved to work at the Green Lake Homestead in Catskill.

Survivors include four sons, Frank Jung of Catskill, Volker Jung of Albany, Alex Jung of North Carolina and Hans Ronzka of Long Island. Also survived by his daughter, Sigrid Dunn of Florida, two brothers, Jakob Jung of Coxsackie, Josef Jung of Michigan, a sister, Katherine Krauss of New Hampshire, also survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Besides his parents, he is predeceased by his wife.

Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.


May 25, 2006

HOWARD “JERRY” ANGLE

Howard “Jerry” Angle, 82, formerly of Newton, New Jersey, passed away at his home in Greenville, New York on May 12, 2006.

He was the husband of Wilma (Stevens) Angle; father of Linda Annucci (Anthony) and Barbara Yeck (Ronald); grandfather of Lisa Fensko, Deanne Marone, Michelle Ford; and great-grandfather of Nicholas G. Fensko.

Funeral service was at the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 SR 81, Greenville, New York. Those who desire may contribute in his memory to Community Hospice of Columbia/Greene, 47 Liberty St., Catskill, NY  12414.


May 25, 2006

RUSSELL KARKHECK

Russell Karkheck, 84 years, of East Durham, New York, passed away suddenly at his home on May 16, 2006. He was born in Rockaway Beach, New York of June 21, 1921, son of the late Henry and Laura (Walsh) Karkheck. Russell served his country during WWII in the US Army, 193rd Tank Battalion.

He was the owner of Russell’s Garage until his retirement in 1990. He was a member of the Durham Valley American Legion Post No. 1416, the Oak Hill-Durham Vol. Fire Co., life member of the East Durham Vol. Fire Co., the Greene Co. Vol. Fireman’s Association, a former member of the Greenville Rotary Club and was the voting machine custodian for the Town of Durham. Russell was predeceased by his wife, Dorothy (Cully) Karkheck in 1992.

Surviving are his longtime companion, Beverley Jennings and East Durham, New York; his three sons, Dr. Russell Karkheck (Peri) of Nanuet, New York, John Karkheck (Dorothy) of Jackson, Michigan, and James Karkheck (Wendy) of East Durham, New York; his daughter, Marla Bednar (Thomas) of East Durham, New York; and his six grandchildren, Katie, Jesse, John and Ian Karkheck and Jordan and Justin Bednar.

Funeral service was Sunday, May 21, at 1 p.m. at the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 SR 81, Greenville, New York. Services were conducted by the Legion and both Fire Companies. Interment with military honors was in the Greenville Cemetery.

Those who wish may contribute in Russell’s memory to the Town of Durham Ambulance.


May 25, 2006

LEROY DUANE CLEVELAND

Leroy Duane Cleveland, 62, departed this life on May 21, 2006, at his home in Oak Hill with his family at his bedside. He was born May 19, 1944 in his grandmother’s home in Conesville, New York, the son of the late Grace (Crumb) Cleveland and Leonard Cleveland. Leroy worked with his father and brothers in the Cleveland Plumbing and Electrical Co. He served his country as a construction engineer in the US Army from 1966 to 1968 in the 83rd Engineers Battalion in Germany.

It was love at first sight when he met his wife, Gail, and then moved to New York City where he worked as superintendant of Buildlings and Grounds at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx from 1973 to 1979. He then returned to Greene County to design and build his own passive solar house in Oak Hill.

He worked as maintenance supervisor for the Greenville School from 1981 until early retirement due to illness in 2004. He was the type of supervisor that could perform about any task himself and this enabled him to properly guide and instruct those who reported to him. Leroy could always be counted on to visit family and friends with a toolbox in the truck to tackle even the hardest of jobs.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved the outdoors, gardening and all sports. He enjoyed traveling, loved to ski and took his golf game seriously.

Those who knew him remember the pride and pleasure he took accompanying his son, Brook, to free style ski competitions. He was fortunate to have the company of many good friends throughout his life and he will be missed.

He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Gail (McGiure) Cleveland; and his son, Brook Owen Cleveland; five siblings, Evalena Michaels of Castleton, New York and Vero Beach, Florida, Leonard Cleveland of Santaquin, Utah, Eugene Cleveland of Oak Hill, New York, Richard Cleveland of Sun City, California, and Dennis Cleveland of Preston Hollow, New York; their families and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He is also survived by his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Kelly and Brian McKeon and their children, Matthew, Caroline and Brian of Massapequa, New York, his mother-in-law, Margaret Nelson of Boqucron, Puerto Rico; and sisters-in-law, Maureen and Tara McGuire of South Amboy, New Jersey.

It was Leroy’s wish to be cremated with no calling hours. Instead, a celebration of life will be held Saturday, June 3 at 2 p.m. at the Greenville American Legion Post No. 291 on Maple Avenue, Greenville, New York. There will  be a memorial service with Chaplain Rev. Alan Babcock and the Legion Color Guard. Prayers will be led by Rev. Thomas Carney of the Greenville-Norton Hill United Methodist Church. Following the service, refreshments will be served; friends and family are invited to stay.

Those who wish may contribute in Leroy’s memory to the Community Hospice of Columbia/Greene, 47 Liberty St., Catskill, NY  12414 or the American Legion Post No 291, Maple Ave., Greenville, NY 12083.

Arrangements were by the Cunningham Funeral Home, Greenville, New York.


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