Obituaries from the 
Greenville Local
August 2003


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


August 7, 2003 

Caroline A. Eardley 

Caroline A. Eardley, 77 years of Westerlo, New York passed away at the Hospice Inn at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany, New York on July 31, 2003. She was born in Pearl River, New York on August 25, 1925, daughter of the late George and Ida (Miller) Naugle.

She was formerly employed at Del Lanes in Delmar, New York. An avid bowler, she was a member of and secretary for over 30 years of the Elsmere Mixed Doubles League. Long admitted for her bowling, she was a member of the NYS 600 Club Hall of Fame and had bowled on the WRGB TV Tournament Time.  She also coached the junior bowlers. Caroline was also a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

Surviving are her husband, James Eardley; two daughters, Kelly Brush and her husband Charles of Westerlo, New York, and Lorie Eardley of Scotia, New York; two grandchildren, Andrea Ragone and her husband Larry of Westerlo, New York, and Jennifer Brush. Also surviving are two brothers, George Naugle of Hudson, New York, Walter Naugle of Chester, New York; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was Tuesday, from the Cunningham Funeral Home, Greenville. Interment was in the Westerlo Rural Cemetery.  Those who desire may contribute in her memory to the Community Hospice of Albany, 445 New Karner Rd., Albany, NY 12205.


August 7, 2003

Wiktor Dynysiuk

Wiktor Dynysiuk passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2003 at Albany Medical Center after undergoing emergency surgery.

Wiktor was born in Rovno, Russia on March 3, 1922. He emigrated from England to the United States in 1951. He was a tireless worker his entire life who was always giving of himself.

Wiktor was predeceased by his son, Wolodimir who died in 1995 while living  in Hawaii. Survivors include his wife Anna, his daughter Sophia Przybylowicz and her husband John, his son Andrew and his wife Robin, his son Stefen and his wife Deborah, as well as eight grandchildren, James, Joseph, Michael, Danielle, Sarah, Katlyn, Leah, and Jessica.

The services for Wiktor were private with a memorial held on Sunday August 3 at the Medusa Volunteer Fire Department.

Arrangements were by the A. J. Cunningham Funeral Home, Greenville.


August 7, 2003

Christopher R. Stone

Christopher R. Stone, 18 years, of Surprise, passed away suddenly as a result of a motor vehicle accident on August 4, 2003. He was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on August 5, 1984, son of Sarah “Libbie” (Simpson) Hood and James Stone.

Christopher was a 2002 graduate of Greenville Central High School and a student at SUNY Albany. He was a former member of the Boy Scouts of America, FFA, varsity soccer at GCS and one of the select few members of the “Danes Pound” at SUNY Albany.

Surviving are his Mother and Dad, Sarah “Libbie” and Gary Hood of Surprise; his father, James Stone of Charlotte, North Carolina; a brother Jonathan Stone; two sisters, Andrea and Gwen Hood of Surprise; grandmother Elizabeth Simpson of Fourth Smith, Arkansas; grandparents, George and Dorothy Hood of Surprise, New York and an aunt, Carann Feazell of Cherry Hill, New Jersey.

Funeral service will be on Friday at 11 a.m. at the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4894 SR81, Greenville. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m.   Interment will follow in the Chestnut Law Cemetery in New Baltimore, New York.

Those who wish may contribute in Christopher’s memory to the Greenville Rescue Squad, O Box 332, Greenville, NY 12083.


August 14, 2003 

Burtis “Burt” Woodruff

Burtis “Burt” Woodruff, 76 years of Medusa, New York, passed away at the Hospice in Albany, New York on August 6, 2003. He was born in Dormansville, New York on September 3, 1926, son of the later Herbert and Edith (Hilson) Woodruff.

Burt served his country in the US Air Force during the  Korean Conflict. He retired from Clifford R. Hannay & Son, Inc. where he had worked in the Woodworking Shop.  He was an active  member of the Rensselaerville Vol. Fire Co., a 60 year member of the Hiawatha Grange, a member of and past chaplain of the Clark White Post 0589 American Legion and a tireless and dedicated board member and treasurer of the Durham Center Museum. He was also a member of the Dormansville United Methodist Church and attended and was active in the Medusa United Church of Christ.

Surviving are his beloved wife of 55 yeas, Delyghte (Shaver) Woodruff; a sister, Dorothy Udell of Delmar; a brother Gerald “Peter” Woodruff of Dormansville, New York, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Sunday from the Cunningham Funeral Home 4898 SR871, Greenville. The Rensselaerville Vol. Fire Co. and the Clark White Post American Legion conducted services at the funeral home on Sunday evening prior to the funeral service. As to his wishes, cremation was at the Albany Rural Cemetery with interment in the Medusa Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

Those who wish may contribute in Burt’s memory to the Rensselaerville Ambulance or the Durham Center Museum.


August 21, 2003

Joseph A. “Joe Joe” Lefrank

Joseph A.  “Joe Joe” Lafrank, 64 years, of Greenville, New York passed away at Eden Part Nursing Home in Catskill, New York on August 17, 2003, after a long illness. He was born in Brooklyn, New York on February 23, 1939, son of the late Joseph and Irene (Jonasson) Lefrank.

“Joe Joe” retired from Clifford B. Hannay & Son, Inc. where he had been employed for 37 years. He was an avid fan of the GCS sports program and traveled far and wide to attend the games.  He loved his cars and never seen driving a dirty one. In just the past week General Motors of Catskill, New York picked “Joe Joe” up and gave him a ride in a red Sebring convertible. “Joe Joe” was a friend to all he met and will be missed.

Surviving are his sister Janet Kiefer and her husband Eugene of Greenville, New York; niece and nephews, John Kiefer and his wife Rose of Virginia, Robert Kiefer and his wife May Ann of Texas, Karen Kraker and her husband Lou of Greenville, New York, Dennis Kiefer and his wife Kimberly of Coxsackie, New York; and 11 grand nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be Thursday, 8:30 a. m. from the Cunningham Funeral Home 4898 SR81, Greenville, New York with a Mass of Christian Burial 9 a.m. from St. John the Baptist Church. Friends called at the funeral home on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Interment will be in the Greenville Central School Athletic Department.


August 28, 2003

Annamarie Caprio

AnnaMaria Caprio (nee Falcone), age 83, of Greenville, New York, formerly of Bloomfield, New Jersey, passed away quietly on August 25, 2003 after a long illness. She was born on January 30, 1920 in Newark, New Jersey, to Antonio and Christiana (Caprio) Falcone. She married John Caprio on May 11, 1946. He predeceased her on May 15, 1996.

She was much loved “MOM” to Mike Caprio, Jo Cross, Paul Caprio, Christine Lewis, Mary Riley, Susan Nicastro, Ellen Viscel, David Caprio, Raymond Caprio, Andrew Caprio and Patricia Conti.  She was beloved grandmother to 39 grand children and 10 great-grandchildren.  She was also a devoted sister to Jean Leith of Roseland, New Jersey and her late brother Michael Falcone.

She was a very active member of the Sacred Heart Church in Bloomfield, New Jersey and St. John the Baptist Church in Greenville, New York. She will be greatly missed by the many friends and neighbors she met along her journey.

Funeral service will be on Saturday, 8:30 a. m. from the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4894 SR 81, Greenville, New York with a Mass of Christian Burial 9 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Church. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Burial will be in the Greenville Cemetery, Greenville, New York.


August 28, 2003 

Martha W. Halley

Martha Williams Halley, 61 of Ravena, died Monday, August 18, 2003 at her residence. Martha was born in Maine, She came to this area in 1965 living in Freehold, South Westerlo, Coeymans Hollow and Ravena.

She retired in 1997 after teaching at the Coxsackie-Athens Elementary School for 31 years. For 33 years Martha and her husband owned and operated Aquetuck Antiquities.  Martha was a member of the Greene County Historical Society and the Ravena-Coeymans, Historical Society.

Survivors include her husband Robert P. Halley of Ravena; and he many friends.

All services were private at the convenience of the family under the direction of the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena. Contributions in memory of Martha to Purrfect Companions, 501 Second Street, Albany, NY 12206 would be appreciated.


August 28, 2003

Peter Wolf Sr.

Peter Wolf Sr., 94, of Cairo died at this home in Cairo on Tuesday, August 19, 2003 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Calling at Richards Funeral Home, 383 Bross St., Cairo, was on Friday, August 22. a Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Saturday at Sacred Heart Church, Mountain Avenue in Cairo.


August 28, 2003

Donald C. White. 

Donald C. White, 97 years, of Catskill, New York, formerly of South Westerlo, New York, passed away at the Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson, New York on August 22, 2003. He was born in Preston Hollow, New York on October 123, 1905, son of the late Clark and Nellie (VanDusen) White.

Don was a welder-machinist having retired from Clifford B. Hannay & Son, Inc. in Westerlo. He was well known in the trotter-racing field having been very active at the Saratoga Raceway for many years.  He served his country during World War II in the US Army serving in the Tunistian, Sicilian and Italian Campaigns. Don was a member or the Greenville American Legion Post No. 291; the Saratoga VFW Post No. 420, the Disabled American Vets. Sgt Ledgerwood Post in Florida, the James M. Austin Lodge No. 557 F. & A.M. for over 70 years, a member of the Westerlo Vol. Fire Co. for over 40 years and was a member of the South Westerlo C. C. Church. He was married to his wife Goldie (Wright) for 71 years. she passed away in 2002.

Surviving are a brother-in-law Porter Wright and his wife Louise of Medusa, New York; a niece, Janet Stiles and her husband Stuart of Howells, New York; three nephews, Allyn Wright and his wife Alayne of Medusa, Richard Carpenter and his wife Claire of Sommerset, Kentucky, Robert Carpenter of Baltimore, Maryland; and several great nieces and nephews. A sister, Florence White, predeceased him. 

Funeral service will be Saturday, 2 p.m. August 30 from the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 SR81, Greenville, New York. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 12 noon to 2 p.m. prior to the service. Interment with military honors will be in the Greenville Cemetery. Those who desire may contribute in his memory to the South Westerlo C. C. Church or to the Town of Westerlo Ambulance Fund.


 Home            Table of Contents            Vital Records Home Page

Obituaries Home Page