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Greenville Local
May 2005

Transcribed  by Sharon DePuy. Newspapers provided by Sylvia Hasenkopf

May 5, 2005 


GREENVILLE - Helen Dorothy Andresen, 82 years, died on Monday, April 18, 2005, peacefully at her home in Englewood, Florida. She was born on March 2, 1923 to Nicholas and Mary Miletti in Bronx, New York. Helen became a resident of Greenville after her marriage on May 27, 1945. She and her husband moved to Englewood, Florida from Greenville in 1984.

Mrs. Andresen was a devoted wife and mother who was active in many activities that brought her and her loved ones great joy. Helen served as a Eucharistic Minister and belonged to the Rosary Altar Society of St. John the Baptist Church in Greenville. She was also a member of the Moose Lodge in Englewood, Florida. Helen was a kind and gentle woman who was deeply loved and will be dearly missed.

She is survived by her husband Peter; her children Kenneth, Diane and Linda; and by her grandchildren, Gina, Eric, Jessica, Katie, Daniel, Marie, Jennifer, Catherine and Stephen; and her brothers James and Joseph Miletti.

A memorial service is being held at St. Raphael's Church in Englewood, Florida on May 27, 2005. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on June 18, 2005 at 11 AM at St. John the Baptist Church in Greenville, New York. Interment will follow immediately after the Mass in the Greenville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that memorial contributions be made in Helen=s memory to the Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, Florida 34238.

May 12, 2005


ATHENS - Foster G. Kisselburg, age 69 of Athens, New York died at the Community Hospice of Columbia Memorial Hospital, Hudson on Saturday evening May 7, 2005. He was born July 12, 1935 in Catskill, New York the son of the late Glenwood and Violet [Edwards] Kisselburg. A life-long Athens resident, he was employed in the housekeeping department of Greene County Memorial Hospital until it closed and then worked at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.

Foster was a member of the First Baptist Church of Catskill and was a volunteer at the Rivertown Senior Center in Athens.

He is survived by his wife Margaret [Jeune] Kisselburg; two daughters, Austine Caniano of Catskill and Anna Kisselburg of Coxsackie; two sisters Dawn Capwell of Oregon and Joy Reyes of Florida. Foster is also survived by three grandchildren, Antonio Caniano; Indie and Nadia Newman.

A celebration of Foster's life will be held at 7 PM on Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at the First Baptist Church, Grandview Circle, Catskill. Rev. Rick Snowden will officiate. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Interment will be in Catskill Rural Cemetery at the convenience of the family. There will be no calling hours. The family suggests memorial donations in Foster's name be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 20 West Main Street, Catskill, New York 12414. 

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Sopris Funeral Home, Inc., Route 9W, Coxsackie.

May 12, 2005


RAVENA - Jean LaRose Becker, 58 of Ravena, died peacefully at home on Saturday, May 7, 2005. Jean was born in Troy and lived in Ravena 40 years. She worked for the RCS School District as a Suspension Aide and a janitor. She also worked at Ed's Diner for 18 years. Jean also enjoyed gardening, cooking and canning.

Survivors include her husband, Rodrick Becker; children Russell LaRose, Mark LaRose and Roger Becker; stepson Ralph Becker; grandchildren, Stacy LaRose, Zachary Croisdale, Ryan and Ross Becker; siblings, Lillian Abare, Helen McFarland, John, Richard, Robert and Shirley Nestoryak, Nancy Miller, and Joyce Firstern. 

Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Jean was predeceased by her sister Joan Bean. 

Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 11 at the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena with Rev. Steven Peiffer officiating. Burial was in Chestnut Lawn Cemetery, New Baltimore. In lieu of flowers contributions in memory of Jean may be made to the Justin Bonafide Scholarship Fund, the Coeymans Hollow Methodist Church or to the Ravena Rescue Squad.

May 19, 2005 


Joyce A. Morehouse, 44 years, of Hudson, New York, passed away suddenly at the Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson, New York on May 16, 2005. She was born in Catskill, New York on February 22, 1961, the daughter of Marlene (Odenthal) Case and the last Herbert A. Helmedach. Besides her father she was predeceased by two sons, Jacob and Jamie Helmedach; and a brother, Herbert Helmedach.

Surviving are her mother, Marlene Case and stepfather, Lawrence; her stepmother, Lorrin Helmedach; two sons, Joshua and Jeremiah Case; three grandchildren, Jadya, Gabriel and Kameron Case; two stepgrandchildren, Brady and Hope; two sisters, Tina Sisson and Dawn Utter; five stepsisters, Patricia Lee, Diane Davis, Brenda Heath, Ann Berryann, Lorinda Burnhan and her fiancÚ Peter Smith.

Funeral service will be Thursday, 10:30 a.m. from the Cunningham Funeral Home, Greenville, New York with a Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Church in Greenville, New York. Friends called at the funeral home on Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. Interment will be in Greenville Cemetery.

May 19, 2005


Joseph J. Flach, 87 years, of Greenville, New York passed away at his home on May 14, 2005. He was born in Brooklyn, New York on September 4, 1917, son of the late Karl and Anna (Lammly) Flach. 

From three years of age, he grew up on the family farm in Alcove, New York. As a teenager he learned the barbering trade in Greenville. He then became a Class A Machinist and during World War II he worked at the General Electric Defense Plant in Schenectady, New York. In 1948 he opened the Greenville Barber Shop and continued there until May 2004. 

Joe was an avid hunter and bowler and played in the Kingsmen Trio Band. He was always seen playing at the Greenville Old Timers Party for years. He will be remembered for his good natured attitude and his love for his family. He was predeceased by two sisters, Anna Lessmueller and Ida Plass and a brother, the Rev. Charles Flach.

Surviving are his wife of 66 years, Elizabeth (Schwebler) Flach; two sons, Kenneth Flach and his wife Rose, Philip Flach and his wife Barbara; a daughter, Joyce Mueller and her husband Ron; six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren; also a brother, Fred Flach and three sisters, Rose Klob, Lousie Seaburg and Elizabeth Harris; also several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be Friday, 1 p.m. at the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 SR 81, Greenville, New York. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. Interment will be in the Alcove Cemetery. Those who desire may contribute in his memory to the Community Hospice of Columbia/Greene, 47 Liberty St., Catskill, NY 12414.

May 19, 2005


GREENVILLE - Edward Joseph Hillicoss, 59 years of Greenville, New York passed away suddenly at his home on May 10, 2005. He was born in Catskill on February 19, 1946, son of Evah [Deyo] Mack and the late Alfred Hillicoss. Ed has been employed by Carman Trucking in Albany, New York. He was noted for his working on family genealogy and loved his outdoor work. Ed's family will remember him as a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother.

Surviving are his wife Barbara [Goff] Hillicoss; his mother Evah Mack and stepfather Philip; his stepmother Ingeborg Hillicoss; a daughter Sherry Ann McGuinness and her husband, Tom of Greenville; two sons, Wayne Lee Hillicoss [USAF] and his wife Heather of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Mark H. Jenson II [USAF] and his wife Michelle of Honolulu, Hawaii, his grandchildren, Thomas, Ryan, Taylor and Kaitlin McGuinnes, Mark H. Jenson III and Amber Lee Jenson; his brothers and sisters, Allen Hillicoss; Susan Hauck; Carol Wilsey; Sandy, Sidney and Sharon Goff; Phyllis Moorehouse; Danny and Lina Mack. He was predeceased by a sister Shirley Hillicoss.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2 PM at the Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville, New York. As to his wishes, he was cremated at the Albany Rural Cemetery. Those who desire may contribute in his memory to the Green County Women's League, P.O. Box 341, Round Top, New York 12473.

May 19, 2005


Lottie P. Skula, 91 years of Greenville, New York, passed away at the Columbia Memorial Hospital on May 15, 2005. She was born in Dickson City, Pennsylvania on June 27, 1913, daughter of the late Joseph and Eva (Blayda) Florek.

She will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and a friend to all who knew her. She was predeceased by her husband, John N. Skula, Jr.; a son, James Skula and nine brothers and sisters.

Surviving are two sons, Nicholas Skula of Farmingdale, New York, Terry Skula of West Palm Beach, Florida; two daughters, Carol Coons and June Channing, both of Surprise, New York; also several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was Wednesday, 11 a.m. from the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 SR 81, Greenville. Friends called at the funeral home on Tuesday. Interment was in the Greenville Cemetery. 

May 26, 2005


William L. Baldwin 68 of New Baltimore, passed in to eternal life at his residence on Saturday, May 21, 2005. Bill was raised in New Baltimore and after 33 years in New Jersey returned to his home in New Baltimore. He was the son of the late James and Emma Lou Baldwin. 

William was an Army veteran serving in the European Theater and during the Korean War. In 1992 Bill retired after many years of service as a chemical engineer with Devro Inc., a division of Johnson & Johnson in New Jersey.

Bill had been a member and captain of the Martinsville Rescue Squad and Fire Co., past master Solomon's Lodge No. 46, member and past High Priest Keystone Chapter No. 25 and a member of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, all in New Jersey. Bill was a member of New Baltimore Cornell Hook and Ladder, the Coxsackie Ark Lodge 48 and was a very active member of the New Baltimore Reformed Church. Bill volunteered for many organizations.

Survivors include his wife Helga Baldwin of New Baltimore; children Karl J. (Patricia) Baldwin of New Jersey, Sylvia U. (Paul) Hollman of Connecticut, and Heidi L. (Mark) Carpenter of West Seneca, New York; brother James H. Baldwin, Jr., of Colorado; six grandchildren; one great-grandson; uncle, Clifton Baldwin of New Baltimore; and several nieces and Nephews.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 25 at the New Baltimore reformed Church. Burial was in Chestnut lawn Cemetery. Contributions in memory of William may be made to Cornell Hook and Ladder, PO Bos 200, New Baltimore, NY 12124 or to the New Baltimore Reformed Church, PO Box, New Baltimore, NY 12124.

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