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Greenville Press

June 2006

Transcribed by Melanie Fisher Citty
Obituaries provided by April Saccoccio

June 1, 2006 

Carpet Installer

John E. Albin Sr., 77 of Freehold, died

At  Barnwell Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Valatie on Sunday, May 28.    

He was born in New York City on June 14, 1928, the son of the late George and Ella Mae (Cassidy) Albin.           

He was a retired carpet installer, having last worked for Broadway Carpet in Schenectady.           

Albin served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflicts and was discharged as a corporal.           

He was a member of the Carpenters Union and a former member of the Freehold Volunteer Fire Co. He will be remembered as an avid reader and enjoying his large family and friends.           

Surviving are his children, John Albin jr. (Elizabeth), Michele Weidman (Victor), Jayme Albin (Ann), Ellen Stevens (Orin), Michael Albin (Susan) and Raymond Albin (Stephanie); a brother, Raymond Albin, two sisters, Agnes Cafferelli and Midge Komerak; 14 grandchildren , for great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; a special “ son “ Joe Savino jr.; and a special friend ,Frank Potter and his family.        

He was predeceased  by his wife, Joan (Bigley) Albin; a son, Robert Albin; a daughter, Karen Yacobucci; sisters Gertrude VonBerg and Helen Loughran; and brothers Arthur, George, Fred and William Albin.          

As to his request, cremation will be at the Albany Rural Cemetery and services will be at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Saratoga National Cemetery.          

Those who desire may contribute in his memory to the Greenville Rescue Squad or to the American Red Cross.           

Arrangements are with Cunningham Funeral Home, Greenville. 

June 1, 2006 

Country Music fan

Andrew P. Butterworth, 51, of Durham died suddenly at his home on Wednesday, May 24.

He was born in Hudson July 26, 1954, the son of Virginia (Hempstead) Butterworth and the late Andrew Butterworth.

Andy was a shipping clerk who was previously employed by U.S. Paper Counters.

He loved playing guitar, Jimmy Buffet and John Denver. He loved country music and played in a band with Claude Haton and Gary Green.

Andy also enjoyed landscaping. He loved his family and friends, and all his animals, especial his llama Paco.

Surviving are his wife, Tamera (VanDyke) Butterworth; two daughters Tami Ann Lacy and Husband James of Catskill and Gloria Johnson of Cairo; two sons, Derek A. Butterworth of Durham and Jason Johnson and wife Amy of Round Top;

Five grandchildren, Lucia Rivenburg, Dylan and Justyn Lacy, Gabriella Miller and Ryan Johnson; two sisters Cynthia Hyde of Cairo and Kathleen of Potic Mountain; an uncle, Floyd Hempstead; a nephew, Elwood Castle; a good friend, Gary Miller; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by a daughter, Tiffany Johnson.

Burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery.

Those who wish may contribute in Andrew’s memory to the Butterworth Family fund, c/o Casey Gentile or Jeff Martell, The Milk Run, 35523 Route 145, East Durham 12423         

Arrangements were with Cunningham Funeral Home, Greenville.

June 1, 2006 

Sports Enthusiast.

Ruth Schwartz Friday died on Monday, May 29 at her home in New Baltimore.

She was born in Colton on October 8, 1915, the daughter of Dr. Will and Esther Schwartz.

Ruth graduated from St. Lawrence University with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology.  While attending St. Lawrence she was a member o the women’s varsity basketball team and many other athletic teams.

She was a lifelong sport enthusiast with a special interest in watching baseball and football games on television, particularly the New York giants. She also enjoyed quilting and sewing.

She and her husband Claude B Friday were married in 1938 and moved frequently while he served in the Navy during World War II. After the war they settled in New Baltimore, where they raised their children and spent the remaining years of their lives.

Ruth was a member of Grace United Methodist Church of Ravena.

Surviving are her children, Diane (Neal Fisher, Sue Friday and Church (Elizabeth) Friday; four grandchildren, Michael (Danielle) Fisher, Jody (William) Fleming, Jeffrey Friday and Lori Friday; and three great-grandchildren, Colin and Nathan Fisher and Kendal Fleming.

A Memorial service commemorating the lives of Ruth and Claude Friday may be held at a later date.  There are no calling hours.

The family has requested that those who wish to remember Ruth make contributions to the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Community Library, 15 Mountain Road, Ravena 12143.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena.

June 1, 2006

WWII Veteran

Walton S. Jennings, 88, of Greenville, died Friday, May 26 at the Stratton VA Medical Center in Albany.

He was born January 27, 1918 in Rensselaerville, the son of the late Aaron and Jean (Farquar) Jennings.

Walt served during World War II in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1941 to 1945 in the Pacific Theater.

He was a self-employed carpenter, well known in Greenville area.

He was a past commander and life member of Greenville American Legion Post # 291 and the Tri-Town Memorial VFW Post # 7229. He loved to hunt and fish.

Surviving are his wife of 31 years, Evelyn Shea Jennings; two daughters, Jean Ingoglia and Christine Haller and husband William, all Greenville; two stepdaughters, Mary Ellen Barkman and husband Randy of Medusa and Kathleen Ann Shea of Greenville; two brothers, Webster Jennings and wife Marie and Russell Jennings; a sister-in-law, Roberta Jennings of Leeds; 12 ¾ grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren: and several nieces and nephews.

As to his wishes Walt was cremated. A memorial service to celebrate his life takes place Sunday, June 11 at noon at the Greenville American Legion Post, Maple Avenue, to which all are invited.

Those who wish may contribute in his memory to Greenville American Legion Post # 291, Driveway fund, Maple Avenue, Greenville 12083, or to the Greenville Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 332, Greenville 12083.

Arrangements were with Cunningham Funeral Home, Greenville.

June 1, 2006


Adeline M. Loetterle, 83, of Hamden, CT, formerly of the Albany/Watervliet area, died on Tuesday, May 23 at the Arden House in Hamden.

She was born in Coney Island on May 1, 1923, the daughter of the late Michael and Gertrude (Eldridge) Dilworth.

Adeline was a lifelong homemaker.

Surviving are her children, Maryanne Davidson and husband Larry of Hamden, CT, and Eric Loetterle and wife Dawn of Watervliet; five granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews.

Her husband, Walter Loetterle, Predeceased her in 1994, and by five sisters.

Interment was in the Rensselaerville Cemetery.

Contributions in Adeline’s memory may be made to the Sheehy Manor Residents’ Recreation fund, 8 Carondelet Drive, Watervliet 12189.

Arrangements were wit Cunningham Funeral Home, Greenville.

June 1, 2006


Mildred E. Reinhardt, 95, of Greenville, died at her home on Monday, May 29.

She was born in Brooklyn January 21, 1911, the daughter of William and Alice Anderson Sr.

Mildred was a member and past matron of Maranatha Valley Chapter Order of Eastern Star and the Greenville-Norton Hill United Methodist Church.

She was well known for her paintings and loved her family and friends.

Surviving are a daughter, Barbara Reinhardt of Greenville; a nephew, Robert Smith of Niskayuna; and a grandniece, Lorie Smith of San Francisco, CA.

She was predeceased by her husband, Frederick G. Reinhardt, son Frederick W. Reinhardt, sister Gertrude Smith and brother William Anders Jr.

Funeral services are Friday, June 2 at 11 a.m. from Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 Route 81, Greenville. Calling is today, June 1, from6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. The OES conducts services that evening.

Burial is in the Greenville Cemetery.

Those who swish may contribute in her memory to the Greenville Rescue Squad or the Greenville Volunteer Fire Co.

June 1, 2006

Active in community

Patricia Ann Barkman Van Dyke, 46, of Catskill, died Saturday, May 20 at St. Peter’s Hospital, Albany.

Born in Albany April 26, 1960, she was the daughter of Clayton “Sonny” Barkman and Maureen Farinelli.

Patricia was the direction of weatherization and transportation at Community Action of Greene County until illness forced her retirement.

She was active in many community programs, including coats for Kids, Community Christmas and Toy drive for Underprivileged Children, Field Day for Hunger and as food pantry coordinator.

She was the leader and lead singer of the Wrap around Sound Band for many years. She also was a member of the Hoe Bowl Tuesday Night Mixed League and team mascot of the Barflys.

Patricia enjoyed boating on the Hudson, biking, hiking, painting, crafts, needlepoint and creative cooking.

Besides her parents, surviving are her husband, Brian Murphy of Catskill; two daughters and a son-in-law, Shannon Van Dyke and fiancé Richie Slater of West Coxsackie and Sarah and Michael Scalera of Athens; her stepmother, Dorothy of Earlton; her mother’s fiancés George Bartholomew of Greenville; two stepdaughters, Cara and Erin Murphy of Athens; two sisters, Dawn Becker and fiancé Jerry Finin of Greenville and Kimberly Boomhower and husband Robert of Ravena; two stepbrothers, Adam Tabet and wife Karen of Feura Bush and Darin Taber and wife Denise of Selkirk: 18 nieces and nephews; and may aunts, uncles, cousin and friends.

Interment was in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Catskill.

Arrangements were with Traver and McCurry Funeral Home, Catskill.

June 8, 2006

Retired cook

Verna E. Guilzon, 88, of Coxsackie, died Wednesday, May 31 at Eden Park Health Care Center in Catskill, where she had been a resident since April 14.

She was born in Coxsackie January 6, 1918, the daughter of the late George and Harriet (Finch) Manbert.

Prior to her retirement, she had been a cook at Finch’s Restaurant in Coxsackie.

Cooking was her hobby and she loved boating with her husband.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Oliver (Donna) Diehl of Germantown; a son, William (George) and wife Janet Guilzon of Mississippi;  six grandchildren, Charlene Diehl and Tobyjean Marzahl of Germantown, Darlene Weed of Clermont, Joshua Guilzon of Coxsackie, Vernea Diehl of Arizona and Jessica Guilzon of Massachusetts; and many nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, William J. Guilzon Jr., on May 23, 1978, and her brother, Daniel Manbert.

Contributions in her memory may be made to Community Hospice of Columbia-Greene, 47 Liberty Street, Catskill 12414, or to the Catskill Rescue Squad.

Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Coxsackie.

June 8, 2006


Stephen Edward Laden, 99, of Lithia, GA, formerly of East Durham, died on Saturday, May 13.

He was born in New Jersey November 14, 1906.  Stephan was a millwright with Local Union 740 for many years.

He and his wife spent many winters in Naples, FL, but he always called East Durham home.

Surviving are a son, Robert Laden and wife Elizabeth of West-Brooksville; a daughter, Nancy Stallard of Lithia Springs, GA; three grandchildren, Toni Stirtz and husband Timothy, Shane Laden and wife Frances and Andrew Stallard: four great-grandchildren, Casie and Codie Laden, and Jonathan and Joshua Stiertz; and many other relatives and friends.

He was predeceased by his wife Alice (Leute) Laden.

All are welcome to attend a graveside service at 1 p.m. Friday, June 30 at the Oak Hill Cemetery, Route 81, with the Rev. Reay Mahler officiating.

Donations in Stephen’s memory may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 66, Oak Hill 12460.

Arrangements are with Cunningham Funeral Home, Greenville.

June 8, 2006


Tristan James Russell, infant son of Tadhg and Corbette (Kearney) Russell of East Durham, died Friday, June 2 at St. Pete’s Hospital, Albany.

Besides his parents, surviving are his brothers, Peyton and Ryan Russell; grandparents Timothy Russell of Greenville, Margaret Reidin of Palenville and Claude and Katherine Kearney of East Durham; and great-grandparents Shela Evans of Palenville, Doris Ormsbee of Catskill and Irene Kearney of Catskill.

Services are at the convenience of the family Interment is in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Ashland.

Arrangements are with Cunningham funeral Home, Greenville.

June 8, 2006

Railroad employee

Chester J. Perry Jr., 57, of Coxsackie, died suddenly on Wednesday, May 31.

Chet was born August 30, 1948 in Belmont, the son of the late Chester J. and Ethel J. (Fieman) Perry Sr.

He loved hunting, fishing and spending time with his grandchildren. He also took pride in keeping his home looking nice.

He began his career with the railroad with Penn Central on February 26, 1974, then moved on Conrail and most recently with CSX as a carman, performing work with the wrecking crew on the road truck and most recently as a safety man trainer.

Surviving are his wife, Linda B. Perry; his daughters, Tammy L. Lopez of Coxsackie and Colleen A. Berry and fiancé Greg Walker of Lake Katrina; granddaughter Britney E. Berry and grandson Joshua P. Lopez; his sister, Harriet Blakeslee of Medusa; his brother, Louis E. Crewell of Athens; mother-in-law Marjoria Crewell of West Coxsackie; his brothers-and sisters-in-law, Edward and Kathleen Krzykowski and Thomas and Sons Deyo Sr.; and several cousins, nieces and nephews, many located in Malone where his family originated, including Karl and Donna Johnston.

He was predeceased by his father-in-law, Raymond Crewell, and a sister, Karen Vroman.

Contributions in Chet’s memory may be made to the Coxsackie Rescue Squad.

Arrangements were with W.C. Brady’s Sons Inc. Funeral Home, Coxsackie.

June 15, 2006


Juli Haden, 42, formerly of Cairo, died Thursday, June 1 in Amarillo, TX.

She was born in Chicopee, MA, on May 6, 1964.

Juli moved to Cairo in 1966 and to Amarillo in 2005. In her short time there she met many friends and had grown to love the area.

She was a homemaker and excellent cook. She felt her greatest achievement was her five children.

She looked forward to attending weekly services at Trinity Fellowship.

Surviving are her husband, Steuben Hadden; four sons, Seth and Joshua Winn of Albany, and Nicholas and Alexander Hadden of Amarillo; a daughter Megan Winn of Cairo; a sister, Linda Ballard and husband George of Virginia; a brother, Chip Rubin of Cairo; and six nieces and nephews.

Memorial services took place at the Greenville-Norton Hill United Methodist Church.

June 15, 2006

Registered nurse

Dorothy Lais, 86, of South Cairo, died Sunday, June 11 at the home of her friend, Bettina Coons in Country Estates, South Cairo.

She was born in Lindhurst, NJ, July 7, 1919, the daughter of the late John L. and Jennie Smith Brown.

Dorothy was a registered nurse and was a graduate of St. Luke’s hospital. She did her nursing in Albany Medical Center and at several hospitals in New York City and Florida.

Survivors include her friend, Bettina Coons.

She was predeceased by her husband, Richard Lais.

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

Arrangements were with Richards Funeral Home, Cairo.

June 15, 2006

Resort Employee

Kaethe Pflanz, 77, of Freehold, died at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson on Monday, June 5.

She was born in Germany on March 21, 1929, the daughter of the late Karl and Marie (Herman) Pflanz.

She had been employed for years at Pleasant View Lodge in Freehold.

Surviving are her brother, Kurt Pflanz and a niece, Elvira Casader, in Germany; and two nephews, Ralph Schmollinger of Warwick and Robert Schmollinger of Estero, FL.

She was predeceased by a sister, Ria (Pflanz) Schmollinger.

Funeral services are at 7:15 p.m. Friday, June 23 from Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 route 81, Greenville.

June 15, 2006

Memorial service held

Delbert A. Rehberg, 79, died Monday, May 22.

Surviving are his wife, Patricia A. Vosburgh Rehberg; his son, Delbert J. “D.J.” (Cindy Dziadaszek) Rehberg; and several nieces and nephews.

He was the brother of the late Carl Rehberg, Albert Rehberg Jr., Evelyn Carkner, Louise McCarthy, Margaret Mattice, Audrey VanHosen and Madeline Helmer.

A memorial service took place at Christ Episcopal Church, Coxsackie.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements were with Amigone Funeral Home and cremation service.

June 15, 2006

Active in St. Mary’s

Mary (Van Wie) Steele, 83, of Coxsackie, died Wednesday, June 7 surrounded by her family.

She was born in Coxsackie July 24, 1922, the daughter of the late William and Alice (McGuigan) Van Wie.

Mary was active in many organizations and was an integral part of Coxsackie. She was one of the original members, a past president and lifelong member of the Coxsackie Columbiettes Council 548, a life member of St. Mary’s Rosary society and a former Eucharistic minister of St. Mary’s. She also was an active member of the Greene County Democratic Party.

Mary worked in the National Bank of Coxsackie for many years and was the Coxsackie village clerk when her family was young. She then went to work for Memorial Hospital Greene County, retiring in 1986 as staffing coordinator after 21 years of service.

She loved to knit and crochet and her artistic works are found throughout the Greene county area. Her sense of humor is well known.

She married Williard J. Steele on November 9, 1950 and together they celebrated 35 years of marriage until his death on September 17, 1986.

Surviving are her children, Mary Pat (Richard) Leonard, William (Diane) Steele and Alice (Darryl) Proper; eight grandchildren, Colleen (Timothy) Jackson, Jason (Jeanine) Leonard, Tracy (Jason Pigott) Leonard, Melissa (Robert) Slater, William II and Brandie Steel, and Tara and Tyler Proper; five great-grandchildren, Blake, Alexius, Evan, Taylor and Adam; many cousins: and three lifetime friends, Trilby Hotaling and Julia and Alfred Daoust.

She was predeceased by her two brothers, William and Henry Van Wie.

Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Coxsackie.

Contributions in Mary’s memory may be made to St. Mary’s Memorial fund.

Arrangements were with W.C. Brady’s Sons inc. funeral Home, Coxsackie.

June 15, 2006

Memorial Service

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Werner K. Stiefel, who died Thursday, June 8, takes place Saturday, June 17 at 2 p.m. at the Greenville Christian Life Center.

All attendees are invited to a reception immediately following the service at the Carriage House of the Freehold Country Inn.

Arrangements are with Cunningham Funeral Home Greenville.

June 15, 2006


Virginia Elizabeth Sulkey, 94, of Catskill, died Saturday, June 10 at the Livingston Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Livingston, where she had been a patient since June 8.

Born March 1, 1912 in Malden, she was the daughter of the late Steven and Anna Hull Hines.

Survivors include her sons, Robert Sulkey of Catskill and William F. Sulkey of Coxsackie; five daughters, Joan Sasso of Athens, Lorraine Kilmer of Ancram, Ann Pellegrino of Jackson, NJ, Sandra Pacheco of Catskill and Darlene Sulkey of Florida; 33 grandchildren; and 34 great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, Francis Sulkey on December 6, 1975 and two sons, Frank Sulkey Jr. in 1975 and John Sulkey in 2001.

June 15, 2006


Louis “Bud’ Young, died Sunday, May 7.

He was born in New York City April 14, 1923, the son of the late Louis and Florence (Sjogren) Young.

Bud will be remembered for his humor, honesty, hard work and friendliness. He was a talented woodcarver and silversmith. He loved to fish in Lake Powell, Rocky Point and San Carlos, where he caught a sailfish.

Bud was active in the Southern Arizona Homebuilders Association, Sertoma International and the International Union of Operating Engineers.

He served in the Navy during World War II as a motor machinist mate first class on Destroyer Escort U.S.S. LCI (G) 467 in the Pacific, and participated in the recapture of Guam in 1944. He was honorably discharged in November 1945 with several commendations.

After the war he was a civilian crane operator for the Army in Schenectady, In 1952 he stared and excavation and equipment rental business in Greenville, building dams and dredging lakes, including Lake Loree at Sunny Hill Resort.

In 1956 he moved to Tucson and established Young and Deyo Excavating, which had a major impact on Tucson’s Skyline. He demolished the Tucsonan Hotel and uncovered many artifacts of early Tucson history. He also demolished the El Conquistador hotel, and dug missile silos on Mt. Lemon.

He pursued other entrepreneurial interests in developing new construction technologies. In 1981 he created Young and Sons Contracting with sons Bryant and Michael Young, which remains a major excavating and contracting firm in Tucson.

Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Ann (Stall) Young; his children, Deborah Hanson and Bryant, Michael and Cody Young; stepsons Bill and Philip Blackerby; as sister, Frances “SiSi” Winnie; a brother-in-law, Alexander ‘Zan” Bryant; a nephew, Kim Winnie; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Thelma (Bryant) Young, sons Roger and Timothy Young, Brother-in-law Harry Winnie, nephews Gary Winnie and a grandchild.

A memorial graveside service with military honors takes place Saturday, June 24 at 11 a.m. in the Greenville Cemetery.

June 22, 2006

Navy Veteran

George A. Greer, 79, of Norton Hill, died suddenly at his home on Wednesday, June 14.

He was born in Harrison January 26, 1927, the son the late George and Josephine (Petras) Greer.

George served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1945 to 1947 and 1948 to 1952, being discharged as a radioman second class.

He had retired from Conrail and was a member of the Greenville American Legion Pos 291 and the Greenville Christian Live Center.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn (Ohlson) Greer; a son, Richard J. Greer and wife Laura; a daughter, Annmarie Davis and husband Donald; three brothers, Leo, Albert and Stanley Greer; and 11 grandchildren.

The Greenville American Legion Post 291 conducted services.

Interment was in the Saratoga National Cemetery.

Arrangements were with Cunningham Funeral Home, Greenville.

June 22, 2006


Antonia A. Herweck, 88, of Coxsackie, died Saturday, June 17 at her home.

She had been an area resident for 24 years. A seamstress, she enjoyed sewing, gardening and reading.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Lynette and Dr. Edward S. Dalland Jr. of Coxsackie; a sister Caroline Potts of California; and four grandchildren, Barbra Turner, Eric Dalland and Michael Dalland, all of Albany, and Joanna Dalland of Coxsackie.

Private cremation took place at the Albany rural crematorium, Menands.

Memorial contributions may be made to the John W. Whitefield Memorial Scholarship Fund, Office of Alumni Affairs, P.O. Box 278 College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca 14851.

Arrangements were with W.C. Brady’s Sons Inc. Funeral Home, Coxsackie.

June 22, 2006

Motel co-owner

Anna Neagle, 98, died Monday, June 12 in Lake Havasu City, AZ.

She was born October 22, 1907 in Queens, the daughter of the late Charles and Annie (Kneiste) Lamm.

Anna married her best friend William on February 12, 1930 and together they owned and operated the East Durham Motel. Her husband predeceased her. She moved to Lake Havasu three years ago.

Surviving are her daughters, Anna Cahill of Lake Havasu and Audrey (Ted) Wordon of Tarpon Springs, FL; grandchildren Richard and Ronald Wordon; and great-grandchildren Erika, Bryan, Katie, Shea, Megan, Max and Gunner.

Burial was in St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery, Catskill.

Local arrangements were with Richards Funeral Home, Cairo.

June 29, 2006

Outdoor enthusiast

Barbara J. Barrett, 46, of West Coxsackie, died Tuesday, June 20 at ST. Peter’s Hospital in Albany after a long battle with Cancer.

She was born in Albany January 4, 1960, the daughter of Robert W. and Ann S. (Schumaker) Dagner of West Coxsackie.

Barbara was a lifetime resident of Coxsackie. She loved to shop, travel, jet ski and ride motorcycles, She also loved working wither husband at West Coxsackie-based Barrett’s Auto Sales Unlimited, of which she was vice President.

Besides her parents, surviving are her husband, Edward L. Barrett; a son, Chard M. Barrett of West Coxsackie and his fiancée Melissa Pena of Athens; a sister, Mrs. Thomas (Debra) Rooney of Glenmont; her in-laws, Judy Pinheiro of New Jersey and Robert C. Barrett Jr. of Cobleskill; and a niece, April M. Rooney of Glenmont.

Private cremation took place at the Albany Rural crematorium, Menands.

Memorial contributions may be made to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, P.O. Box 27106, New York, NY 10021.

Arrangements were with W.C. Brady’s Sons Inc. Funeral Home, Coxsackie.

June 29, 2006

Owned Sunside Inn

Carl “Gus” Gustavson, 85, of Lake Worth, FL, formerly of Cairo, died Friday, June 23.

He was born in Brooklyn June 11, 1921, the son of the late Anna and Joseph Gustavson.

He was a master sergeant in the Army Air Force during World War II, Gus and wife Enid were the proprietors of the Sunside Inn in Cairo before moving to Lake Worth in 1972.

He was a 57-year member of the American Legions and a longtime member of the Elks.

Surviving besides his wife of 55 years are two sons and a daughter-in-law, William and Claire Gustavson of East Durham and Gary Gustavson of Greenacres, FL; a daughter and son-in-law, Elissa and David LaPerna of Lake Worth; and six grandchildren, Will, Amanda, Gary and Corrie Gustavson and Daniel and Carly Laperna..

Two brothers, Arnold and Arthur, and a sister, Anna, predeceased him.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Palm Beach County, 5300 East Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33407.

Arrangements were with Dorsey-E. Earl Smith Memory Gardens funeral Home, Lake Worth.

June 29, 2006

Grapeville Student

Justin Novak, 16, died suddenly at his home in East Durham Saturday, June 24.

He was born in Athens November 14, 1989, the son of Ronald and Linda (Cook) Novak.

Justine attended the Grapeville Christian School. An avid outdoorsman, he loved snowboarding, hunting, fishing, biking, soccer and paintballing.

He was known as an excellent storyteller and was a good poet. He was a former member of the 4H club and enjoyed showing at the Greene County Youth Fair.

Besides his parents, surviving are his grandmothers, Valerie Novak of Agawam, MA, and Frances Partridge of East Durham; a sister, Karen Ford and husband Charles II of Saratoga Springs; three brother James Novak of Catskill and Jonathan and Jesse Novak and Jesse Novak of East Durham; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was predeceased by his grandfathers, Edward Novak and Oliver Cook, and his step-grandfather, Alfred Partridge.

Funeral services are today, June 29, at 11 a.m. at the Greenville Christian Life Center, Route 32, Greenville. Interment is in the Potter Hollow Cemetery.

Those who wish may contribute in his memory to the Justine Novak Scholarship Fund for the Grapeville Christian School, c/o the National Bank of Coxsackie, P.O. Box 400, 12051.

Arrangements are with Cunningham Funeral Home, Greenville.

June 29, 2006

Woolworth’s employee

Virginia Patrick Pugliese, 70, of South Cairo, died Monday, June 19 at Columbia Memorial Hospital, Hudson.

She was born in the Bronx August 25, 1935, the daughter of the late George and Virginia (Harrison) McIsaac.

Virginia was and employee of the Woolworth’s in Younkers prior to her retirement. She had been a Greene County resident since 2002.

Surviving are her husband, Frank A. Pugliese Sr.; three children, Donna M. Redahan and husband John of Dutchess County, Frank A. Pugliese Jr. and wife Roxy of Mount Vernon and Anthony P. Pugliese of South Cairo; four brothers, George McIsaac of San Jose, CA, John McIsaac of Florida, Raymond McIsaac of Massachusetts and Daniel McIsaac of Westchester; two sisters, Mary Pagnanella of Leeds and Joanne Sommers of Athens; eight grandchildren, John, Tara, Christopher, Mark, Dominique, Noah, Naomi and Trevor; three great-grandchildren, Chelsea, Alexis and Anthony; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by a brother, Robert McIsaac, in 1989.

Interment was in Mount Hope Cemetery, Yonkers.

Arrangements were with Traver and McCurry Funeral Home, Catskill.

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