the Daily Freeman
Contributed by Sharon Henke
Actual date that obituary appeared in the newspaper was not noted
Items extracted were those with any Greene County reference
- Charles Leland Davidson, a retired equipment operator for the village of
Catskill Water Department until his retirement in 1990, died on Tuesday, Jan.
30, 2001 at the Albany Medical Center. He was 76.
was a member of Wadsworth Lodge No. 417 Free & Accepted Masons, and the
Tunkhannock Baptist Church.
Davidson had previously been employed by Chemical Leaman Transport Co. in
Albany, Atlantic Cement Co. in Ravena and Universal Atlas Co. in Hudson.
served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Jan. 8, 1926, in Tunkhannock, Pa., he was a son of the late Herbert and Della
include his wife, whom he married on Oct. 18, 1965, Lucy Pellegrino Davidson;
a sister, Mice Johnson of Selkirk; a brother, Larry of Dundee; and several
nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.
sister, Martha, and two brothers, Robert and Herbert, died previously.
funeral will be 11 am. Monday at Millspaugh-Camerato Funeral Home, Catskill,
with the Rev. Richard Snowden. pastor of the First Baptist Church of Catskill,
officiating. Burial will be in St. Patrick’s
- Qlivia Impastato, a longtime Catskill- mid Palenville-area resident died
Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2001, at the Pavilion in Catskill. She was 84.
many years Mrs. Impastato owned and operated Shoreland Farms of Catskill and
later was a supervisor for many years for Atlanta Knitting Mills in Catskill
was a resident of Brooklyn before moving to the Catskill area in 1952.
lmpastato was a communicant at St. Patrick’s
Roman Catholic Church in Catskill and a member of the Catskill Lady Elks Lodge
No. 1341. She was also a retired senior volunteer person at Greene County
was born Sept. 29, 1916, in Alcaino, Italy, the daughter of the late Leonard
and Mary Renda Pirrello. On Oct. 15, 1941, she married Procopio S. Impastato.
He died Feb. 18, 1980.
include two sons, Peter Impastato. Edwards of Gainesville, Ga., and Leonard
Impastato of Connecticut; two daughters, Providence Baker McLouth of Nassau
and Maria Impastato Rothrock of Palenville; nine grandchildren; two
great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
brothers and three sisters died previously.
will be at 9:30 a.m. today from Traver and McCurry Funeral Home, 234 Jefferson
Heights, Catskill. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. at
Roman Catholic Church, Bridge Street, Catskill, with the Rev. John S. Murphy
officiating. Internment, will be in St. Patricks Cemetery, Catskill.
- Madeline Yvonne Dederick, the infant daughter of Douglas R. and Christa
Yvonne Zibro Dederick of 41 New St., Coxsackie, died on Saturday, Feb. 3,
2001, at the Albany Medical Center.
was born Oct. 23, 2000, in Hudson.
in addition to her parents include maternal grandparents John and Martha Zibro
of Waterford; her paternal grandmother, Arline Dederick of New Jersey and
aunts, uncles and cousins.
funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Dederick residence, with the Rev. J.
Mcyna, pastor of St. Mary’s
Roman Catholic Church of Coxsackie, officiating. Arrangements are by W.C.
Sons Funeral Home, 97 Mansion St.
- Stephen J. Lobato of Third Street who owned and operated a construction
company in Texas, died Monday, Feb. 5, 2001, at Albany Medical Center after a
long illness. He was 48.
was born Feb. 17, 1952, in Brooklyn, the son of Joseph Lobato of Massapequa
and the late Lillian Marccano Lobato.
addition to his father, survivors include three sisters, Diane A.
Puorro of Athens, Gail Capoti of Babylon and Christine Gallapoli of
Farmingdale; and many cousins, nieces, a nephew, aunts and uncles.
services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Catskill Rural Cemetery with the Rev.
John Murphy officiating.
are by Richards Funeral Home, 26 N. Vernon St.
- Joan H. Cawley, formerly of Hudson, died Friday, Feb. 9, 2001, at the Eden
Park Nursing Home of Catskill, where she had been a resident for the past five
years. She was 83.
had been employed for 25 years as a housekeeper at the New York Hospital of
New York City until her retirement.
was born Jan. 10, 1918, in Listowell, Ireland, the daughter of the late James
and Hannah Sweeney Galvin.
include a son, James Higginbotham of Germantown; a daughter, Elizabeth O’Dell
of Greenport; her companion, Alfred Baraka of Hudson; three grandchildren; and
brothers and a sisters died previously.
be at 11 am. Tuesday at Yadack - Fox Funeral Home, 209 Main St., Germantown.
Interment will follow in Cedar Park Cemetery of Hudson.
- Paul MicHalicka of Long Island City and Coxsackie died Saturday, Feb. 10,
2001, at his home in Long Island City. He was 85.
was a retired cabinetmaker for Steinway Piano Co., Queens; Survivors include
his wife, Katerina MicHalicka; and a daughter, Vera Zacek.
funeral will be 11:30 a.m. today at the W.C. Brady's
Sons Funeral Home, 97 Mansion St, Coxsackie. Burial will be in the spring in
the Riverside Cemetery.
- Jesse W. Cushing, 25, of Schoharie Turnpike, who was employed by an overhead
door company in Coxsackie, died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001, as the result of
injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
was a lover of the outdoors and nature.
Oct. 21, 1975 in Catskill, he was the son of Lila J. Coxeter Cushing of South
Cairo and the late David Cushing.
in addition to his mother include two brothers, David of Pennsylvania and
Jonathan of the U.S. Navy. a
sister, Sarah of Long Island; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
funeral will be 1 p.m. Friday at the Resurrection Lutheran Church, Main
Street, Cairo, with the Rev. Stanley Slager officiating. Burial will be in
Catskill Rural Cemetery.
- Gunvor Pikta, 72, of Becks Road died on Monday, Feb. 12, 2001, at home.
Aug. 10, 1928, in Sweden, she was the daughter of the late Ernst and Clara
husband, Walter Pikta, died Dec. 29, 1987.
include a sister, Anna G. Samuelsson of Borlange, Sweden; and two nephews.
funeral will be 9 a.m. Saturday at Traver & McCurry Funeral Home, 234
Jefferson Heights, with the Rev. John J. Murphy, pastor of St. Patrick’s
Roman Catholic Church of Catskill, officiating. Burial will be in St. Patrick’s
- Walter E. Reese, 69, a butcher and the owner of Greenville Packing Company in
Greenville until he sold the company in 1991, died Thursday, Feb. 15, 2001, at
selling his company, Mr. Reese worked as a self-employed cattle dealer until his
retirement in 1995.
was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in Korea as a combat engineer.
was an avid hunter and fisherman, and enjoyed camping and boating.
Aug. 15, 1931, in Claverack, he was the son of the late Walter A. and Hilda Dean
include his wife, Margaret Rifenburgh Reese; a son, Jeffrey of Cairo; two
daughters, Judith Bender of Linlithgo and Susan Keeler of Claverack; and nine
brother, Wallace Reese, and a sister, Patricia McQueen, died previously.
funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown with
the Rev. Keith Hedrick, rector of Christ Church Episcopal of Hudson,
officiating. Spring burial will be in Linlithgo Rural Cemetery.
LINDA L. BUTLER
CAIRO - Linda L. Butler, 61, of Brookside Mobile Park, a lifelong area resident,
died on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2001, at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.
loved crafts, woodworking and making Indian jewelry.
March 22, 1939, in New York City, she was the daughter of the late Henry and
Elsie Goldman Wenke.
include a daughter, Stephonie L. Speenburgh of South Cairo; two sons, Jeffrey
Pohler of Cairo and Steven Pohler of Florida; and three grandchildren.
will take place today at Wiltwyck Crematory in Kingston. Funeral arrangements
are by Richards Funeral Home, 383 Bross St., Cairo.
Bridget McGourty, a retired employee of the Roman Catholic Church, died Friday,
Feb. 16, 2001, at the Pinehaven Home in Philmont. She was 78.
McGourty worked at various
rectories in metropolitan New York and New Jersey, as well as in Saugerties and
Athens, prior to her retirement. She was a resident of St. Joseph’s
Villa in Catskill for a few years before moving to Philmont. She enjoyed
traveling extensively with local church groups.
was born Oct. 7, 1922, in Ireland.
include several cousins.
services will take place at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Patrick’s
Cemetery, North Jefferson Avenue, Catskill, with the Rev. John J. Murphy
officiating. Arrangements by Traver & McCurry Funeral Home, 234 Jefferson
BOOTH "FLOSSIE" MALONE
- Florence Booth “Flossie”
Malone, a longtime resident of Cairo died Saturday, Feb. 17, 2001, at the Eden
Park Nursing Home. She was 87.
was employed by the New York Telephone Co. in Westchester until 1943. At that
time she moved to Cairo and was employed as a nurse at St. Joseph’s
Villa for 31 years before her retirement in 1981.
Oct. 29, 1913, in Tuckahoe, she was a daughter of the late Jennie and Salomon
include her sons, Richard E. Booth of Cairo; two grandchildren; and a
first husband, Almond E. Booth, and her second husband, Joseph Malone, died
are by Richards Funeral Home, Bross Street, Cairo.
- Kenneth W. Simpkins, a farmer and longtime employee of A. L. Moon Fuel Co.,
died Sunday, Feb. 18, 2001, at the Adventist Nursing Home in Livingston. He was
was a 1932 graduate of Catskill High School and a longtime employee of A. L.
Moon Fuel Co. Inc. of Catskill prior to his retirement in 1978.
also owned a farm on Cauterskill Road until 1999. Mr. Simpkins was a life member
of St. Luke’s
Episcopal Church in Catskill.
Oct. 9, 1913, in Leeds, he was a son of the late Samuel and Ethel Brandt
wife of over 60 years, Mary P. Simpkins, died July 23, 1988.
include a daughter, Ione Patricia DeLucia; sons, Keith of Gilbert and John of
Avondale, Ariz.; numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and several
nieces and nephews.
daughter, Mary Catherine, died in 1978; a brother, Lysle E. Simpkins, was
killed in action during World War II; and two sisters, Roberta Tolbert and Agnes
Lewis, died previously.
funeral will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Traver & McCurry Funeral Home, 234
Jefferson Heights, Catskill, with the Rev. Hendrick, pastor of Christ Church of
Hudson, officiating. Burial will be in the Town of Catskill Cemetery.
- Erin Lee Owen of Allen Street, formerly of Jerome Street, Cairo, died Friday,
Feb. 23, 2001, in East Durham. She was 35.
worked as a waitress for many years in the Greene County and Hudson areas. She
loved to dance, cook and attend Grace Assembly of God services.
was born March 8, 1965, in Brooklyn, a daughter of Connie Girardi Owen of Cairo
and the late Robert Owen.
in addition to her mother include two daughters, Elizabeth Priola of Staten
Island and Erin Gregio of Catskill; a brother, Robert of Catskill; two sisters,
Andrea White of East Durham and Elizabeth De Camp of Cairo; her maternal
grandmother, Jennie Girardi; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and
will be 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Richards Funeral Home, 383 Bross St., Cairo. The
Rev. Anthony Saturnino, pastor of the Assembly Grace of God Church, will
officiate. Burial will be in the spring in Cairo Cemetery.
- Ellen Schnare, a self-employed home healthcare provider, died Monday, Feb. 26,
2001, at St. Peter’s
Hospital in Albany. She was 61.
Sept. 13, 1939, in Tuxedo, she was a daughter of the late James and Elizabeth
include her husband, whom she married on July 12, 1969, Frank Schnare; two
daughters, Amanda Anderson of Earlton and Enin Schnare of Latham; and a
memorial service will be 7 p.m. Thursday at the Sopris Funeral Home, U.S. Route
9W, Coxsackie, with the Rev. Richard
Pruiksma officiating. Burial will be at
the convenience of the family.
HARRIET B. CASE, 101
- Harriet B. Case of The Pavilion, a former Cairo resident, died Monday, Feb.
26, 2001, at Columbia Memorial Hospital. She was 101.
worked for Wallace Reid Insurance Co. of New York City as a secretary.
June 23, 1899, in Brooklyn, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Margaret
husband, Lyman G. Case, died in 1935.
include two dear friends, Mildred McManus of Cairo and Anne Pacifico of Round