Local Obituaries from
Greenville

December 2007

Transcribed by Diana Schnettler
Obituaries provided by Sylvia Hasenkopf


December 6, 2007

BEVERLY ANN CROSS
Stiefel Labs retiree

Beverley Ann Cross (66) of West Coxsackie passed away at the Kaaterskill Care NH in Catskill, NY on December 1, 2007.

She was born in Catskill, NY on Oct. 5, 1941 daughter of the late Leslie and Marjorie (Britton) Moore.

She had retired from Stiefel Labs in 2003.

She enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening and completing crossword and jigsaw puzzles.

Beverly was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Greenville, NY,  a church she had helped build.

She will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and friend.

She is survived by her two sons, Philip Cross of Montpelier, VT, Brian Cross (Diana) of Earlton, NY, a daughter, Suzanne Lane (Ronald) of West Coxsackie, four grandchildren, Jarred, Leigha, Heather and Marina of Barton, VT; three brothers, William Moore, Robert Moore (Betty) and Larry Moore; one aunt, one nephew, three nieces and several cousins.

She was pre-deceased by her husband, Leo H. Cross and her daughter, Michelle Cross.

Services will be 4 p.m. Sunday, December 9th at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, SR81, Greenville, NY.

Those who desire may contribute in her memory to the Kingdom Hall of  Jehovah’s Witnesses, PO Box 256, Greenville, NY 12083.

Arrangements by the Cunningham Funeral Home, Greenville, NY.


December 6, 2007

JOSHUA E. GERRY

Joshua E. Gerry, 24, of Hearts Content Road, Round Top, passed away suddenly Nov. 29, 2007.

Joshua was born Jan. 30, 1983, in Catskill and was the son of Thomas and Brenda Gerry of Round Top and the brother of Dylan T. Gerry and Kaitlyn S. Gerry, both of Round Top.

Mass of the Christian Burial was celebrated on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Church, Cairo, with Rev. Fr. Jeremiah Nunan, pastor, the Celebrant.

Interment followed in the family plot of the Round Top Cemetery.

Relatives and friends were invited to attend calling hours at the Richards Funeral Home, 29 Bross Street, Cairo, on Friday evening, from 7-9 p.m.

Contributions in Joshua’s memory may be made to Columbia-Greene Community Foundation, 4400 Route 23, Hudson, NY. 12534.

At peace in the Arms of Jesus.


December 6, 2007

TADEUSZ  “TED” JAROSZEWSKI

Tool and die maker

Ted Jaroszewski, 88, of Greenville, New York, passed away at Kaaterskill Care in Catskill, New York on December 2, 2007.

He was born in Warsaw, Poland on March 12, 1919.

Ted served in the Polish Army during World War II.

He was employed by Goody Hair Products as a tool and die maker working in Manhattan and Kearney, New Jersey.

An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed skiing and tennis.

He was also an excellent photographer and painter, painting portraits and landscapes.

Ted will be remembered as a loving family man.

He was predeceased by his wife, Karen Roos; and a son, Peter.

Surviving is a son, Thomas Jaroszewski of Greenville, New York; and many old-time friends.

Services under the direction of the Cunningham Funeral Home will be held at a later date.

 


December 6, 2007

MICHAEL S. MANN

Michael S. Man, 39, of Route 9W, West Coxsackie, died suddenly November 30, 2007 as a result of an auto accident.

He was born in Nyack, June 6, 1968 and was the son of the late Ronald and Dorothy (DeGraw) Geer.

Funeral service will take place 6 p.m. Wednesday at the W.C. Brady’s Sons, Inc. Funeral Home, 97 Mansion Street, Coxsackie.

Private cremation will take place Thursday at the Albany Rural Crematorium.

Calling hours at the funeral home will be Wednesday from 6-8 p.m.


December 13, 2007

JOSEPH  J. CAPONE

Road supervisor

Joseph J. Capone (92) of Greenville, NY passed away at the Hospice Inn at St. Peter’s Hospital on Dec. 5, 2007.

He was born in Brooklyn, NY on Nov. 29, 1915 son of the late Clemens & Albina (Pecoraro) Capone.

Joe served in the US Army during World War II being discharged as a Staff Sgt.

Joe and his family moved to Greenville from Brooklyn in 1952 and he worked for Perini Bros. as a road supervisor; working on the NYS Thruway, in Berkshire Turnpike and the Northway.

He was a Life Member of the Greenville Vol. Fire Co. with over 50 years of service.

Retiring in 1977 he and his wife spent the winter months in Naples, FL.

He enjoyed woodworking and made bird houses and wall clocks.

A friend to all he met he will be missed by his loving family and many friends.

Surviving is his loving wife Pearl (Puleo) Capone, two sons; John Capone of Naples, FL. and Robert Capone (Jackie Peluso) of Greenville, NY and a sister Florence Luglio (100 yrs. Old) of Hicksville, NY.

Service will be Sat. 10 a.m. from Cunningham Funeral Home, Greenville, NY, with Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Church, Greenville, NY.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Fri. 4 to 8 p.m.

Interment with Military Honors will be in the Greenville Cemetery.

The Greenville Vol. Fire Co. will conduct services at the funeral home on Fri. 7:30 p.m.

Those who desire may contribute in his memory to the Columbia/Greene Community Hospice, 47 Liberty St., Catskill, NY 12414


December 13, 2007

WILLIAM H. FERRIER, JR.

William H. Ferrier, Jr., 56 years of Earlton, NY passed away on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2007 at the Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson, NY.

He was born in Catskill, NY on Dec. 2, 1951, son of the late William H. and Gloria (Parisi) Ferrier, Sr.

Besides his parents, William was predeceased by his brother Ronald Ferrier.

Surviving are his sister, Debra (Debbie) Borrelli and her husband Douglas of West Babylon, NY and a niece, Lauren Tocaben.

Funeral service will be 10:15 a.m. Friday from the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 SR 81, Greenville, NY 12083 with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart R.C. Church in Cairo, NY.

Interment will be in the Cairo cemetery.

Those who wish may contribute in William’s memory to the Community Hospice of Columbia-Greene, 47 Liberty St., Catskill, NY 12414.


December 13, 2007

TADEUSZ (TED) JAROSZEWSKI

Tadeusz (Ted) Jaroszewski passed away March 12, 2007 in Catskill, NY.

He was predeceased by his wife Karen Roos and a son Peter Jaroszewski.

Surviving are his son Thomas Jaroszewski of Greenville, NY and many old time friends.

A Memorial Service will be conducted by Deacon Peter Sedlmeir on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Church in Greenville, NY.

All are invited to attend.

Services are under the direction of the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 SR 81, Greenville, NY 12083.


December 13, 2007

ALFRED C. “AL” IRVING

Heavy equipment operator

Alfred C. “Al” Irving, age 90, of Bethany Village, formerly of Climax, died Saturday, December 1, 2007 at Columbia Memorial Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born June 20, 1917 in Greenville, NY, the son of the late Alice (Kingsway) and William Pine Irving.

He was married April 12, 1940 at Zion Lutheran Church, Athens, to the former Margaret Spoor.

Mrs. Irving died March 4, 2005.

He was a graduate of the Greenville High School.

During World War II, he served in the United States Navy and participated in the Battle of Leyete in the Pacific Theater.

After the war, he worked at the Watervliet Arsenal.

He later worked at the American Valve in Coxsackie and Matter Contracting where he was a heavy equipment operator.

He was a member of the Carpenters Union Local and retired from J.J. Keenan Construction Corp., Glenmont.

Mr. Irving loved his gardens, and working around his home.

He enjoyed landscaping and was an avid flower and vegetable gardener.

He was well known for his stone wall building talents.

He is the loving and devoted father of Leon A. and his wife Ruth (Cornwell) Irving of Wilton; Mark K. and his wife Eleanora (May) Irving of Provincetown, Mass.; and the beloved grandfather of Eric H. Irving of Wilton and Kira Lin Irving of Palo Alto, Calif.

Calling hours were noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, December 6, 2007 at Zion Lutheran Church, 102 No. Washington St., Athens.

Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Rev. Paul Rees-Rohrbacher officiate.

Relatives and friends were invited to attend.

Interment for Margaret and Alfred will be in the New Athens Rural Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

The family suggest memorial donations in Alfred’s name be made to Zion Lutheran Church, 102 No. Washington St., Athens.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Sopris-Murray Funeral Home, Greenville, NY.


December 13, 2007

ROBERT M. MATTICE

Security guard

Robert M. Mattice, 49, formerly of Coxsackie, born May 23, 1958 in Catskill, NY passed on Nov. 19, 2007 in Casa Grande, Arizona.

He lived in Arizona for 14 years with his companion of 26 years, Irene Knott, and his two children, Kayla, 17, and Robert Jr., 21.

He enjoyed spending time with his family playing video games and watching NASCAR and
Wrestling.

He was a security guard for Statewide Street Safety.

Survivors include his brothers, Art Kennedy of New Baltimore and Paul Mattice of Blountstown, Fla., and five sisters, Carole Kennedy, Margaret Quenneville and Ginny Gasbarro of Coxsackie, Sandra Scalia of Earlton and Mary McNamara of Cantonement, Fla.

He was preceded in death by his parents Mary Seaman and Paul Mattice, and his stepfather Mario Gasbarro.

Funeral services were Nov. 27, 2007 at J. Warren Funeral Services.


December 20, 2007

DALE E. BATES

Parts Manager

Dale E. Bates, 67, of Climax, NY passed away at home on December 11, 2007 after a short battle with cancer.

He was born in Keyerskill, NY on April 13, 1940, son of Doris (Hammonds) Bates and the late Rudolph Bates.

Dale was a graduate of Middleburgh Central School, after which he served three years in the US Navy.

He then worked for 37 years as Parts Manager for Bud Kearney Ford in Ravena.

He was currently employed at Agar Auto Parts in Albany.

Surviving are his wife, Elaine (Ives) Bates of Climax, NY, his mother, Doris Bates of Cobleskill, NY, his children, Michele Bates and her fiancé (Brian Bender), Tim and David Bates, his step-children, Devlin Foster, Daniele Foster and her fiancé (Brandon Conner) and Dawn Foster Herwick and family; grandchildren, Kaylee Conner and Paige and Jacob Bender.

He is also survived by his brother George Bates (Barbara), two sisters, Bunny and Bobby Bates and his beloved nieces and nephews.

As to his wishes he was cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date.

Those who wish may contribute in Dale’s memory to the Mohawk Ambulance Service, 290-293 Quail St., Albany, NY., Community Hospice of Columbia-Greene, 47 Liberty St., Catskill, NY 12414 or Oncology at Albany Medical Center Hospital, 47 New Scotland Ave., Albany, NY 12208.


December 20, 2007

ALTHEA A. KUMMER

School employee

Althea A. Kummer, 90 years, of Greenville, NY passed away on Monday, December 10, 2007 at the Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson, NY.

She was born in Grapeville, NY on April 1, 1917, daughter of the late Manley and Grace (Ryder) Burgess.

Althea was a graduate of Greenville Central School and Mildred Elly.

She was employed at the G.C.S. for several years until her retirement.

Althea was predeceased by her husband, Frank Kummer in 1960, a brother Charles Burgess and a sister, Mary Smith.

Surviving are her daughter, Janice Tranberg (David) of Laurel, Delaware, two sons, Craig Kummer (and his friend Diane) of Greenville, NY, and Bruce Kummer (Janet) of Owings Mills, Maryland, 10 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren, a sister Kathryn Morse and three sisters-in-law, Martha Burgess, Alice Schubert and Kate Reed, also several nieces and nephews.

Interment in the Greenville Cemetery will be at the convenience of the family.

There are no calling hours.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Those who wish may contribute in Althea’s memory to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements by the Cunningham Funeral Home, Greenville, NY.


December 20, 2007

CHARLOTTE A. LAMPMAN

Teacher

Charlotte A. Lampman, age 71 years, of Indian Ridge Road, Earlton, was called to her Lord and Savior on December 13, 2007, at the Albany Memorial Hospital, Albany.

She was born in Valley Stream, Long Island, July 9, 1936, and was the daughter of the late William F. and Lillian C. (Bushbaum) Alfeld.

Funeral services took place on Wednesday, December 19, 2007, at the Sandy Plains United Methodist Church, South Cairo, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Retta Lykens, pastor, officiating.

Interment will take place in the springtime in the family plot of the Round Top Cemetery.

Charlotte was a member of the Sandy Plains United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women, the Monday Council Club, and the Red Hatters Club.

She was a nursery school teacher for 13 years for the Humpty Dumpty Nursery School at her home, and also a Kindergarten Teacher for the Cairo Elementary School for 10 years.

She was a beloved wife, mother and grandmother who loved to be with her family; her hobbies included sewing and baking.

She is survived by her husband Erwin V. Lampman of Earlton; her son Erwin II and his wife Jennifer of Earlton; two daughters Nancy Massaroni and her husband Reed of Worcester and Cynthia McIlhenny of Freehold; eight grandchildren, Matthew, Joshua, Leora, Alexia, Ian, Caleb,  Erwin III and Robert; also survived by several cousins, nieces and nephews and friends.

Survived also by her brother William Alfeld of Purling.

Besides her parents, she is predeceased by her brother Robert Alfeld and nephew Robert Alfeld.

Relatives and friends were invited to attend calling hours at the Richards Funeral Home, 29 Bross Street, Cairo on Tuesday.

Contributions in her memory may be made to the Kidney and Urology Foundation of America, 1250 Broadway, Suite 2001, NY 10001 or to the Sandy Plains United Methodist Church.


December 20, 2007

JANE TURON

Volunteer

Jane Turon, 75, a longtime resident of Greenville, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 13, 2007.

Her smile and fun loving nature will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

She was born in Albany, New York on February 7, 1932, daughter of the late William and Loretta (Mullen) Pierce.

She was a graduate of Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School, Class of 1950.

Jane devoted her life to raising her four children after the untimely passing of her husband.

She also served the community as a Greenville Rescue Squad volunteer, as well as being an active member and past president of the Greenville American Legion Post No. 291 Ladies Auxiliary.

Jane was predeceased by her beloved husband, Charles Turon; her eldest son, John Joseph Turon; her twin brother, Franklin Pierce; brothers Donald, Gerald and Charles Pierce; brothers-in-law Joseph Veltri, George Turon, Sr., Joseph Turon, Walter Birmann and George Koch; sisters-in-law Mary Turon, Lydia Pierce, Marge Pierce and Mary (Kudlack) Turon; nephews Gary Turon, Kenny Turon and Joseph Veltri, Jr.; and a niece, Janis Donovan.

Survivors include her children Laurie Sudds (Peter), Kathleen Kieffer (Donald) and Nathan Turon (Kristin); cherished grandchildren Scott Richard Sudds, Kira Jane Sudds, Kevin Charles Sudds, Quinn Avery Turon and Hudson Charles Turon; sister, Veronica Vetri; sisters-in-law Catherine Pierce, Mary Pierce, Elsie Turon, Helen Koch, Ruth Birmann and Martha Turon; brother-in-law John Turon and many beloved nieces, nephews and friends.

Friends and family were invited to attend a memorial service celebrating Jane’s life at Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 SR 81, Greenville, on Monday, December 17.

Interment will be in the Greenville Cemetery in the spring.

Special appreciation for the wonderful staff of the Guilderland Center Nursing Home and Community Hospice of Schenectady for the kindness they showed Jane.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Post 291; the Greenville-Norton Hill U.M. Church or Community Hospice of Schenectady.


December 27, 2007

ADELAIDE M. RUPP

Secretary

Adelaide M. Rupp, 95 years, of Delmar, New York, formerly of Westerlo, New York and Callicoon Center, New York, passed away on December 18, 2007 at the Albany Medical Center in Albany, New York.

She was born in Brooklyn, New York on April 8, 1912, daughter of the late George and Harriet (Morrison) Freund.

The family relocated to New Jersey where Adelaide was raised.

Following her primary education she completed business school and became a secretary at the National Commercial Investment Co. in New York City.

Adelaide and her husband William resided in Westerlo, New York for 32 years after moving from Sullivan Co.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Westerlo during that time.

Adelaide was predeceased by her husband, William J. Rupp; and a son, George Rupp.

Surviving are her daughter, Adelaide Devenpeck and her husband Edgar of Delmar, New York; three grandchildren, Daryl Devenpeck Drahos of Spring City, Pennsylvania, Duane G. Devenpeck and his wife Diana of Sullivan Co., New York, and Dorian Devenpeck of Fort Meyers, Florida; two great-grandchildren, Danielle and Amand Drahos; two sisters, Mildred Stewart of Westwood, New Jersey and Ruth Tichenor of Venice, Florida; and 22 nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was Saturday, December 22 at the Cunningham Funeral Home, Greenville.

Friends called at the funeral home prior to the service.

Interment will be in the Callicoon Center Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

Those who wish may contribute in Adelaide’s memory to the Bethlehem Volunteer Ambulance Service, Inc., 445 Delaware Ave., Delmar, NY 12054.


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