Obituaries from the
Greenville Press

August 2006

Transcribed by Melanie Fisher Citty
Obituaries provided by April Saccoccio


August 3, 2006 

EDWIN F. CARROLL
Army Veteran 

Edwin Francis Carrroll, 90 of Catskills, died Wednesday, July 26 at Columbia Memorial Hospital, Hudson.

He was born in Brooklyn December 2, 1915, the son of the late William and Gertrude (Hickey) Carroll.

Edwin served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was employed as a longshoreman for Sucrest Corporation in Brooklyn prior to his retirement.

Edwin was a life member of the Red Hook VFW Post in Brooklyn and a member of the Longshoreman Union in Brooklyn.

Formerly of Ronkonkoma, Long Island, he had been a Greene County resident since 1977.

Survivors include his daughters, Rosemarie Timmerman of South Cairo, Ellen Michna of Quogue and Doris Hughes of Catskill; a son, Edward McNamara of Allentown, PA. 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife, Helen C Carroll, on August 21, 1997; a son, Thomas McNamara; and six brothers, William, Frank, James, Maury, John and Raymond Carroll.

Burial with full Military honors was in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Catskill

Arrangements were Tarver and McCurry Funeral Home, Catskill.


August 3, 2006

HELEN DAMROTH
Bookkeeper, office manager

Helen S. Davidson Damroth of Athens died Sunday, July 30 at Columbia Hospital, Hudson, after a long illness.

She was born in Brooklyn, the daughter of the late Henry and Mary Doughtery Walty.

Helen was educated in the Brooklyn school system and was employed by Day and Holt Co. as a bookkeeper and by Berzal’s Chevrolet in Catskill as an office manger. She later worked for Donald Beckett, CPA, in Saugerties and Ulster Savings Bank until health problems forced her retirement in 2005.

Survivors include a niece and nephew, Linda and Frank Voldolgende of New Jersey; several great-nieces; and a friend and neighbor, Maude Born.

She was predeceased by her husbands, Francis Davidson in 1973 and Harold Damroth in 1987.

Interment was in the Catskill Rural Cemetery.

Richards Funeral Home, Athens.


August 3, 2006

MARGARET A. LOSSOW
 Cook at resort

Margaret A. Lossow, 76, of Leeds, died Sunday, July 30 at Albany Medical Center.

Born in Jewett August 28, 1929, she was the daughter of the late William and Mildred Johnson Fisher.

Margaret was a lifelong resident of Greene County and had been a cook at Lake Manor resort in Greenville.

She was a life member of VFW Post #770 Auxiliary in Catskill and enjoyed sewing and watching wildlife.

Surviving are two daughters and sons-in laws, Diane and Rusty Luther of Palenville and Donna and Frank Davis of Cairo; three sons and two daughter-in-laws, William and Darlene Fisher of Fulton, Charles Hughes of Leeds and Ernest and Patty Lossow of Florida; three sisters, Gertrude Fisher, Violet Clark and Loleta Alplin; eight grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a brother, Leon Fisher, and four sisters, Shirley Fisher, Dorla Thorne, Ida Shoemaker and Elsie Lyon.

Funeral services are today, August 3, at 11 a.m. from Decker Funeral Home, 134 Main Street, Windham.

Interment is in Maplewood Cemetery, Hunter.


August 3, 2006

BARBARA A. MILLER
Cairo Native

Barbara A. Miller, 67, of Bullshead, died Thursday, July 27 at her home. 

She was born and raised in Cairo and attended Cairo Central School.  She regularly attended class reunions.

She moved to Staten Island in 1966 and worked as a typist for IBM and a real estate broker for Wonic Realtors and Exit Realtors.

Barbara enjoyed spending time with family and grandchildren, taking trips to Aruba and bowling.

She is survived by her stepmother, Mrs. Howard Miller of Hudson and many cousins from the surrounding area.

She was predeceased by a brother, Howard Miller.

Interment was in Resurrection Cemetery.


August 3, 2006

HENRY H. WIESNER
NYPD retiree

Henry H. Wiesner, 78, of Round Top, died Wednesday, July 26 at home with his family at his side.

He was born in Brooklyn April 1, 1928, the son of the late Herman and Margarete (Berger) Wiesner.

Henry had been an area resident for the last 15 ½ years.

He served with the U.S. Marines and the Merchant Marines, and also took part in the Korean War. He served in the Marines during World War II.

Henry was a police officer for the New York City Police Department, restring in 1979.

He as an avid reader and loved woodworking and working with his hands.

Survivors include his wife of 21 years, Edna M. (Mack) Wiesner of Round Top; two sons, Marker Wiesner of Queens and Michael Wiesner of North Carolina; a daughter, Debra Salmon of Queens; and two grandsons, Mark Jr. and Henry H. Wiesner.

Arrangements were with Richards Funeral Home, Cairo.


August 10, 2006

PATRICK J. ALCURI
Army veteran

Patrick J. Alcuri, 96, of Bethany Village, West Coxsackie, died suddenly Thursday, August 3 at St. Peter’s Hospital, Albany

He was born in Coxsackie January 1, 1910, the son of the late Joseph and Georgiano (Gentile) Alcuri.

Patrick was a lifetime resident of Coxsackie. He was a communicant of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church and member of the Coxsackie VFW Post and Union Local 190 of Albany.

He was a World War II Army veteran.

Patrick loved gardening and the Yankees baseball team.

Surviving are his daughters, Mrs. Lawrence J. (Patricia) McCarrol of West Coxsackie and Mrs. Frank (Georgene) Montana of Guilderland; two grandchildren, Lawrence p. McCarrol of West Coxsackie and Julie O’Donoghue of Boston, Ma; and a great-grandchildren, Sean Patrick O’Donoghue.

He is predeceased by his wife, Carmela, on November 17, 1998, brothers Anthony and Leo Alcuri and Sisters Rose Longo and Elizabeth Parisi.

Interment with full military honors took place in St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Coxsackie Rescue Squad or to St. Mary’s Memorial fund.

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


August 10, 2006

JENNIE MAZZELLA
GOP Club member

Jennie Mazzella, 89, of Acra, died Sunday, August 6 at Kaaterskill Long Term Care, Catskill, Where she had been a patient for four days.

She was born in New York City September 11, 1916, the daughter of the late Maxmillian and Virginia (Monteleone) Orticelli.

Jennie had been an area resident for the last 22 years.

She was a past member of the Cairo Republican Club and loved to knit, crochet and bake.

Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Marie) Kligerman of Leeds; a son, Maximillin Mazzella of the Bronx and two great grandchildren

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August 17, 2006

JOHN FABRIZIO
Veteran

John Fabrizio, 89, of Cairo, died Thursday, August 10 at Albany Medical Center with his family at his side.

He was born in the Bronx November 12, 1916, the son of the late Joseph and Anna (Nicoletti) Fabrizio.

John was a member of the AM VETS in Eustis, Fl, Teamster Union # 294 out of Albany and the Cairo United Methodist church.

He had been employed by Mitchell transport Company.

He loved to travel and do itineraries, was an avid reader, and loved going to organizational dinners and cookouts.

Surviving are his daughters, Mrs. Pamela (Ellsworth)Slater of Cairo, Mrs. Judy (David) Spring of Greenville and Sonya Finch of Catskill; a son, John Fabrizio of Cairo; four brothers, Frank Fabrizio of Cairo, Cosmo Fabrizio of Plymouth, MA and Anthony and Joseph Fabrizio of California; two sisters, Mrs. Mary (Cecil) Shippee of East Durham and Fort Pierce, FL, and Mrs. Anne (James) Klucken of California; eight grandchildren, Justin and Bethany Slater, Christopher Fabrizio, Krista Spencer, Mikaylah Finch, Mariah Finch, and Jared and Ethan Spring.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Paula Raffa.

Burial was in the Catskill Town Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Acra Community Center.

Arrangements were with Richards Funeral Home, Cairo.


August 17, 2006

NORMAN HASSELRIIS
Artist, photographer

Norman B. Hasselriis, 87, died Friday, July 28 in Tallahassee, FL.

He was born December 7, 1918 in Forest Hills.

His early professional career included work in advertising sales, management consulting and marketing research. He was founder and general manager of Bantam Book’s Premium Ventures Division.

After his early professional career in New York City, Hasselriis worked for the next 33 years as an artist, writer, poet and photographer, producing a continuous stream of work from each of those disciplines with many one man shows.

He moved to Oak Hill in 1983 and in 1991 opened The Assemblage, his own gallery on Route 81 where he showed his own works of assemblage, collage and photography.

He is survived by two daughters Beth Joy Hasselriis of Lakeland, Fl, and Connie Eudy and husband Roger of Tallahassee, FL; a brother Floyd Hasselriis and wife Helen of Forest Hills; three grandchildren, Stephen, Michael and Sarah; and three great-grandchildren, Ethan, Isabella and Carson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Malthe C. Hasselriis and Ruth Borch Hasselriis, and sister Jeanne Longreen and Ann Pallino.


August 17, 2006

HENRIETTA HEALY
Sacred Heart communicant

Henrietta L. Healy, 78, of Cairo, died Tuesday, August 8 at St. Peter’s Hospital, Albany.

Born in Jamaica, Long Island, on April 6, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Philip and Emma (Schrempf) Hirsch.

Henrietta had been and area resident since 1982. She was a communicant of Scared Heart Church of Cairo and a member of the Cairo Senior Citizens, the Catskill Pips, Cairo Republican club and the Catskill Fellowship.

She enjoyed arts, crafts, reading and traveling.

Survivors include her son, brother John Healy, FMS of New Jersey; two daughter, Mrs. Richard (Ellen) Services of Albany and Mrs. Anthony (Kathleen) Gulotta of Florida; seven grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, Emile.

Burial was in the Cairo Cemetery.

Contributions in Henrietta’s memory may be made to Community Hospice of Columbia-Greene, 47 Liberty Street, Catskill 12414.

Arrangements were with Richards Funeral Home, Cairo.


August 17, 2006

THOMAS C. KREITNER
Account executive

Thomas Charles Kreitner, 57, of Austin, TX, died Friday, July 14 at his home following a long illness.

He was born in Catskill August 18, 1848, to Margaret McCue Kreitner of Catskill and the late James Herbert Kreitner.

Upon graduation from high school, he enlisted in the U.S. navy and served for three years aboard the newly commissioned destroyer escort the U.S.S. Meyerkord, earning the rank of SGT3 as well as the National Defense Service Medal and Vietnam Service Medal with four bronze Stars.

He was a resident of Minnesota for many years prior to moving to Austin, TX, where he was employed as an account executive with Presence Company Southwest.

Besides his mother, surviving are his children, Samuel and Mikele Kreitner, and their mother, Susan Reasner, all of Austin, TX; his brother, James Kreitner of Kinderhook; three sisters, John (Suzanne) Wilhelm of Loudonville, Ronald (Patricia) Wolfe of Alcove and Mark (Karen) Whitbeck of Catskill; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his father, James H. Kreitner, on October 20, 1992. His uncles, William and Donald Kreitner, and Aunts Elizabeth Delanoy and Barbara Kellogg, also died before him.

Private cremation took place at the Temple Garden of Memories Crematory under the direction of Heritage Funeral Home in Harker Heights, TX.

Funeral rites were conducted locally at Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home in Catskill, with the Rev. James E. Clark, pastor of St. Patrick’s Roman catholic Church officiating.

Interment followed in St. Patrick’s Cemetery.


August 17, 2006

SANDRA L. LAUSTER
Freehold resident

Sandra L. Lauster, 43, of Freehold, died Tuesday, August 8 at Columbia Memorial Hospital, Hudson.

She was born in Hudson the daughter of Charles Lauster of Valatie and Barbara Faulkner Lauster of Chatham.

Besides her parents, surviving are her fiancé, Larry Kilmer of Freehold; her children, Harley and Samantha Kilmer of Freehold; brother Daniel Lauster of North Chatham and Shawn Lauster of Niverville; brothers and sisters-in-law Steven and Sue Lauster of Valatie and Jody and Mary Lauster of Nassau; and several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were with Thomas P. Mooney Funeral Home, Nassau. 


August 17, 2006

MARY SCARPA
Local woman’s mother

Mary (Maggione) Scarpa died Wednesday, August 9.

She was the mother of Bernadette Nugent of Greenville and Adrienne Franklin; mother –in-law of Theodore and Warren; sister of Antoinette. She also is survived by sis grandchildren and seven Great-grandchildren.

Her husband, John A. Scarpa Sr., Son John Jr. and sister Josephine predeceased her.

Mass was celebrated at St. Catherine’s of Alexandria.

Arrangements were with Scarpaci Funeral Home, Brooklyn.


August 17, 2006

WOLODYMYR TREMBACZ
Farmer

Wolodymyr Trembacz, 89, of Coxsackie died Wednesday, August 9 at Eden Park Health Care Center, Catskill.

He was born in the Ukraine on May 10, 1917.

Wolodymyr had been and area resident since 1950. He was at one time employed by the American Valve Company and owned a farm on route 9W in Coxsackie.

He was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church, Coxsackie.

Surviving are his sons, Richard and wife Carol (Lawyer), Peter and wife Barbara, and Nicky, all of Coxsackie: and grandchildren Richard Jr. and Michael.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Kataryna.

Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Coxsackie.

Arrangements were under the direction of W.C. Brady’s son’s Inc. Funeral Home, Coxsackie.


August 24, 2006

ANN GALEA
H
omemaker

Ann “Sheila” Galea, 70, of Greenville, died Friday, August 18 at Columbia Memorial Hospital, Hudson

Born in Queens July 30, 1936, she was the daughter of the late William and Anne Morrison McPherson.

She was a homemaker and will be remembered as the lady walking to Bryant’s and Greenville Post Office in all kinds of weather.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Valerie and Robert Loverro of Princeton Junction, NJ, and grandchildren Anthony and Anne Marie and Danielle Loverro.

She was predeceased by a daughter, Alison Giardinn.

Interment was in the Greenville Cemetery.

Arrangements were with Cunningham Funeral Home, Greenville.


August 24, 2006

ELSIE KLOSTERMANN
Homemaker

Elsie Katherine Hoelzer, Klostermann, 85, of Tigard, OR, formerly of Westerlo, died Friday, August 11.

She was born in Brooklyn January 20, 1921 and lived in Long Island and Westerlo until moving to California in 1963. She moved to Oregon in 1982.

Survivors included her daughters, Kittie Murray of Sherwood, OR; a son and daughter-in –law, Bill and Donna Klostermann of Sherwood, OR; a sister, Gertrude Hartnett; and grandchildren Elsie Murray and Eric Klostermann, both of Sherwood, OR.

She was predeceased by her husband, Walter, in 2000, and by a granddaughter, Katie Murray.

Funeral services are today, August 24, at Cunningham Funeral Home, Greenville


August 24, 2006

PATRICK J. McPARTLAN
F
ormer bar owner

Patrick J. McPartlan, 78, of Cairo, died Monday, August 14 at St. Pete’s Hospital, Albany.

He was born in Ireland June 20, 1928, the son of the late Patrick and Catherine McPartlan.

Patrick had been an area resident since 1992. Prior to coming to Greene County, he owned and operated the Blarney Stone Bar and Grill in New York City.

He was a communicant of Our Lady of Knock Shrine and a member of the Knights of Columbus and Ancient or of Hibernians of Durham and the Greenville Irish American Club.

Surviving are his wife, Eileen (Ellen) McPartlan; a son and daughter-in-law, Gerard and Beth McPartlan of Georgia; a daughter, Mrs. Edward (Deirdre) Finnegan of New York City; and five grandchildren, Sarah, Sean, Mary, Grania and Fiona.

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

Contributions in Patrick’s memory may be made to the Sacred Hart Church and Our Lady of Knock Building fund.

Arrangements were with Richards Funeral Home, Cairo.


August 24, 2006 

KATHRINA D. MEYER
Inn Owner

Kathrina D. Meyer, 94, of East Durham, died Tuesday, August 22 at Columbia-Green Long Term Care in Catskill.

She was born in Flogen, Germany on November 10, 1911, the daughter of the late Heinrich and Maria (Meyer) Sengsaken.

Kathrina came to the United States in 1929. She and her husband Martin left Greenport, Long Island, and moved to East Durham in 1971. Together they ran the Riverside Inn until their retirement.

She belonged to numerous German organizations in Franklin Square in years past. Kathrina, who was well known in the East Durham area, also was a member of the Durham senior Citizens and the AARP.

Kathrina’s family includes a nephew, Joahanna Sengsaken in Flogen, Germany; nieces Anna Zipkas of Oakdale, Long Island, and Erna Cusick of Huntington, Long Island; four grand-nieces; a grand-nephew; and many friends.

Funeral services are Friday, August 25 at 4 p.m. from Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 Route 81, Greenville.  Calling precedes services from 2:30 to 4 p.m.

As to her wishes, Kathrina will be cremated and join her husband in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Kew Gardens.


August 24, 2006

FREDA NIKONCYK
Caregiver

Freda “Jane” Van Hoesen Nikoncyk, 84, of Coeymans Hollow, died Monday, August 21 at St. Peter’s Hospital, Albany, with her family by her side.

She was born in Ravena June 28, 1922, the daughter of the late Fredrick and Agnes (Smith) Van Hoesen.

Jane moved to Brooklyn in 1935 and stayed until 1945, when she moved back upstate from Coxsackie before permanently residing in Alcove in 1948.  There she began to enjoy painting, wallpapering, caregiver for several family members, canning, bowling, ceramics, rug hooking, camping, vegetable and flower gardening, volunteering at clam-bakes, taking “Sunday Rides,” making apple sauce and spending time with family and friends.

Survivors include a daughter, Joy Hart Seufert and husband George R.; a sister, Isabelle Perry; grandchildren AnneMarie Witkowski and husband Matt, Robert Michael Seufert and Jen, and Deborah Jane Seufert and Ken; and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband of 54 years, Michael Nikoncyk; her first husband Fred W. Hart, who she married February 18, 1942 and who was killed in action World War II on November 27, 1943; sisters Gertrude Ennis, Marie Decker and Charlotte (Polly) Vermilyea; and brothers Ernest, Donald and Nelson (Duke) Van Hoesen.

Funeral services are Friday, August 25 at 11 a.m. from Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 Route 81, Greenville. Interment is in the Alcove Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home today, August 24, from 4 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to the Coeymans Hollow fired co., Route 143 Coeymans Hollow 12046


August 24, 2006

KEITH PEBLER JR.
Sketch Artist

Keith James Pebler Jr., 19, died Thursday, August 17 on his way to work in a one-vehicle automotive accident.

He was a June graduate of Greenville High School and was preparing for entrance in Hudson Valley Community College, where he was to pursue an associate’s degree in fine art.

Keith was an accomplished sketch artist and worked at Blackthorne Resort.

Surviving are his father and mother Keith J. Pebler Sr. and Kate Smeland Pebler, RN, of Freehold; brothers and sister Jesse Arnold Pebler of Freehold, Jason and wife Amy Shear and children of Voorheeseville, Robert Mercogliano of Vineland, NJ, and Katelyn De-Matte of New York City; and many uncles, aunts and friends.

Cremation services were rendered by Richards Funeral Home, Cairo.


August 24, 2006

DAVID L. TAYLOR
Master mechanic

David L. Taylor, 86, formerly of Coxsackie, died Tuesday, August 14 at Eden Park Health Care Center in Catskill, where he had been a resident since July 25, 2005.

He was born in Dumont, NJ, August 11, 1920, the son of the late Emmit and Ann Taylor.

David was a master mechanic and worked for Callanan Industries of Ravena.

He was a member of Local 1061 IUOE and was active in constructing the Adirondack Northway and the Atlas Missile Complex in Plattsburgh.

After retiring in 1975, he became an emergency medical technician and volunteered with the Coxsackie Rescue Squad.

David also worked as a voting machine custodian during election time and owned and operated Goat Hill Garage for 39 years.  He was the self-appointed mayor of the Goat Hill community from 1945 to 2005, and an elected Coxsackie Village trustee in 1964.

He joined the Ark Lodge F&AM in 1965 and recently received a 50 year membership pin.

He was an avid hunter and loved snowmobiling.

Survivors include his daughter, Ruth A. Hynes of Catskill; a brother, Robert Taylor of Hudson; a grandson, David T. Hynes and wife Carrie of West Coxsackie; and two great-grandchildren, Joshua and Aimee Hynes of West Coxsackie.

He was predeceased by his wife, Daryl L. (Carrington) Taylor on August 5, 1967.

Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Coxsackie.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Coxsackie Rescue Squad.

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


August 24, 2006

STANLEY YUSKO
Owned plumbing business

Stanley Yusko, 82, of Coxsackie, died suddenly Wednesday, August 16 at Columbia Memorial Hospital, Hudson.

He was born in Hudson May 25, 1924, the son of the late John and Mary (Pyndus) Yusko.

Stanley had been a Coxsackie resident for more than 50 years. He was a World War II Army Veteran, attaining the rank of sergeant.

He owned and operated the Yusko Plumbing and Heating Co. for more than 50 years.

He was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church and a member of the Knights of Columbus # 548 and American Legion Post # 166 of Coxsackie. He also was well known for his Little League coaching many years ago.

Surviving are his wife of 16 years, Carolyn (Brockett) Yusko; a daughter, Mrs. Domenick (Jill) Costanzo of Coxsackie; a brother, Michael Yusko of Hudson; four grandchildren, Bryan, Jeffrey, Timothy and Kimberly; and three nephews, John, Michael and Robert Yusko.

Burial was in St. Mary’s cemetery Coxsackie.

Contributions in his memory may be made to the American Heart Association or a charity of your choice.

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


August 31, 2006    

PATRICIA M. BAY
Died at Eden Park

Patricia M. Bay, 69, of Bethany Village, West Coxsackie, died Saturday, August 26 at Eden Park Health Care Center, where she had been a resident since July 26.

Born in Brooklyn April 24, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Mary (Hutter) and Edward J. Kemmer Sr.

She had been an area resident since 1991.

Survivors include a son, Derwin S. Bay of Texas: two daughters, Mary Ellis and Teresa Bay, both of Oklahoma; a sister, Elizabeth Conlon of Catskill; 14 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A son, Raymond D. Bay, and a brother, Edward J. Kemmer Jr, predeceased her.

She was buried next to her father in Evergreen Cemetery, Brooklyn.

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


August 31, 2006    

ELIZABETH BARG
Loved gardening

Elizabeth Anne “Betty” Barg, 61, of Cario, died Thursday, August 24 at St. Peter’s Hospital, Albany.

Born in Catskill September 16, 1944, she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Birk.

Betty was a lifetime area resident .She loved gardening, cooking, floral arrangements and crafts. She adored her grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband, Ronald Barg; daughters Rhonda Barg of Long Island and Susan Bar god South Cairo; two sisters, Caroline Ludecker of Oregon and Mary Henderson of East Durham; grandchildren  Willow and Ronald; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A son Ronald, predeceased her.

Interment was in the Cairo Cemetery. Arrangements were with Richards Funeral Home, Cairo.   


August 31, 2006    

DORIS CARROLL
Fire auxiliary member

Doris Cornelia Carroll, 91, of West Athens, died Saturday, August 26 at Kaaterskill Care in Catskill.

Born in Catskill January 28, 1915, she was the daughter of the late Abraham and Grace (Edgerly) Hack.

Doris was a member of the High Hill United Methodist Church and order of the Eastern Star, and a charter member of the West Athens-Limestreet Fire Auxiliary.

Surviving are a sister-in-law, Mabel Hack of Alabama; a nephew, Grant Hack and wife Helen of the Catskill; three nieces, Sheryl McGrath, Margo Williams and Coral Lindenfelser; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was predeceased by two husbands, Donald G. Sager in 1973 and Walter Carroll in 1999, and two brothers, Kenneth and Seth Hack.

She was cremated at Park View Crematory; Schenectady .Burial in Colleburgh Cemetery is at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements were with Traver and McCurry Funeral Home, Catskill.


August 31, 2006    

JOHN GULISANE
World War II veteran

John V. Gulisane, 82, died Monday, August 28 at Barnwell Nursing Home, Valatie.

Born in Brooklyn May 20, 1924, he was the son of the late John and Marie Rachelle (Mercaldo) Gulisane.

John served in the Army-Air Force during World War II in the China- Burma- India Theatre, receiving, among other honors, the Distinguished Flying Cross. Using mechanical skills learned as crew chief aboard airplanes, he made a career repairing automobiles as owner and operator of several service stations in the Catskill area.

John was a great storyteller and a man of considerable mechanical aptitude and diverse talents. He enjoyed entertaining others and using expressions that were designed to evoke laughter and amusement. He truly was a character.

His interests included boating, fishing and riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle.

Surviving are his wife, Mary (Lomuscio) Gulisane of Greenville; daughters Loretta Gulisane of  Catskill and Maria Marquit of Greenville; son John V. Gulisane Jr. of Valatie; grandchildren Daniel, Jared, Joseph, Jacob ,and Angela Gulisane, Matthew and Joshua Marquit and Corrina Marquit-Phillips; and great-grandchild Gavin Marquit.

Calling hours are today, August 31, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Cunningham Funeral Home. Greenville

A memorial service is Friday, September 1 at 10 a.m. at the Greenville branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, County Route 41.

Burial is in Saratoga National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Barnwell Activities Department Resident Council, Barnwell Nursing Home, Valatie 12184.


August 31, 2006    
 
WYNNE HAALAND
Verizon retiree

Wynne B. Haaland, 65, of Cairo, died suddenly on Friday, August 25, at Columbia Memorial Hospital, Hudson.

She was born in Blauvelt November 2, 1940, the daughter of the late Walter B. and Jane (Vanderbilt) Zaumseil.

Wynne had retired from Verizon, having worked in Catskill as an operator.

She was an avid gardener and loved to paint watercolors and draw. She also loved spending time with her family and watching her grandchildren grow.

Surviving are her husband of 44 years, Turner; daughters Kari Diehl and husband Jeffrey of Cocoa, Fl, Kym Miner of Cairo, Amy Haaland of Delmar and Mia Haaland of Barhamsted, CT; son Steven Haaland and wife Patricia of Cairo; sister Elsa Schweizer of Essex, NJ; brother Walter Zaumseil Jr. of Elmira; grandchildren Kaysee Diehl, Kristine and Michael Miner, and Rebecca and Kristofer Haaland; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Her brother James Zaumseil, predeceased her.

Those who wish may contribute in her memory to the Resurrection Lutheran Church Memorial Fund.

Arrangements were with Cunningham Funeral Home, Greenville.


August 31, 2006    

MARGARET KEELER
Bookkeeper

Margaret “Dee” Keeler, 63, of Oak Hill, died Tuesday, August 22 at Columbia Memorial Hospital, Hudson.

 Born in Newton, MA, February 26 1943, she was the daughter of LeRoy Fuller of Nevada and the late Margaret “Peggy” (Milligan) Fuller.

Dee was a bookkeeper and office manager in her working years. She enjoyed spending time with her family and her pets at home. She liked dancing, shopping, writing letters and going to fairs. Dee loved the country life and the outdoors.

Besides her father, surviving are her husband, Chester “Chet” Keeler, and a daughter, Susanna Keeler of Oak Hill; two sisters, Gail Fuller and Deb Ruimerman of Connecticut; her stepmother, Pauline; half brother David Fuller and wife Tammy of Nevada; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her mother on July 28, 2003 a sister, Donna Lee Fuller, who died as a baby.

A memorial service took place at Cunningham Funeral Home, Greenville.


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