Greene Co. Obituaries from 
the Daily Freeman
Kingston

January 2001


Contributed by Sharon Henke
Actual date that obituary appeared in the newspaper was not noted
Items extracted were those with any Greene County reference


Joseph P. O’Neill

CATSKILL - Joseph P. O’Neill, 87, formerly of Baraboo, Wis., died on Friday, Dec. 29, 2000, at Columbia.-Green Long Term Care Center.

Mr. O’Neill served in World War II with, the 356th Fighter Squadron and the 364th Pio­neer Mustang Fighter Group in Europe. He was a 50-year member of William (Sonny) Simon Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8216 and Middleton, Wis. American Legion Post 275.

He was born Jan. 28, 1913, in Jersey City, N.J.

His wife, the former Pauline M. Hambrecht died previously.

Survivors include a son, Michael of Lyndon Station, Wis.; a daughter, A. Pat Malcolm of Kingston; and four grandchildren and two great-grandsons.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Gunderson West Funeral Home, 7435 University Ave., Middleton, Wis., with the Rev. Stanley Klyve presiding. Burial with military honors conducted by the Middleton, V.F.W. Post will be in Sunset Memory Gardens, Madison, Wis.


Raymond M. Hines

PLEASANT VALLEY - Raymond M. Hines, 78, of Eagle Circle, who had been employed by Vassar College for 19 years until his retirement, died at home on Friday, Dec. 29, 2000.

Mr. Hines served in the United States Coast Guard from 1952 until 1958. He had been employed as first mate aboard tugboats for Morran Marine Transportation.

He was born in Port Ewen on Feb. 3, 1922, son of the late John and Theresa Hines.

Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Marie Samson Hines; two sons, Martin and John, both of New Rochelle; one daughter, Diane Klemm of New Rochelle; two stepsons, Larry Moore of Catskill and Wayne Moore of Austin, Texas; and six grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, four great-grand children, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Two brothers, Joseph and James Hines, died previously.

The funeral will be Wednes­day at 11 a.m., at the Joseph V. Leahy Funeral Home, Inc., 27 Smith Ave., Kingston. Cremation will be in the Wiltwyck Crematory, Kingston.


Richard A. Nelson

GREENVILLE - Richard A. Nelson, a retired U.S. Army sergeant and decorated Kore­an War veteran, died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2000, at the Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson. He was 69.

He retired from the U.S. Army in 1991 with the rank of staff sergeant.

He served in the Korean War and was awarded the Pur­ple Heart, the Combat Infantry Badge and the Kore­an Service Medal. In June 1991, he was awarded the Army Achievement Medal from the Secretary of the Army for his meritorious serv­ing while serving as a squad leader in Company B Third Battalion, 108th Infantry, New York National Guard. Since 1991 he was employed by the Department of Army and Naval Affairs at the Kingston Armory.

Born July 25, 1931, in Albany, he was a son of the late Arthur and Cora Rader Nelson.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Mackay Nelson; three stepsons, Nicholas Silvestris of Wallkill, Robert Silvestris of Purling and Frank Silvestris of Chester; two step­daughters, Penny Rivenburg of Catskill and Jackie Clark of Cairo; 15 step-grandchildren; and several step-great-grand­children.

A brother, Robert, died previously.


 Sister M. Josephine Erceg

RICHFIELD, Ohio - Sister M. Josephine Erceg, an area native, died Monday, Jan. 1, 2001, at Regina Health Center in Richfield, Ohio. She was 86.

In 1932, she entered the Congregation of the Daughters of Divine Charity, who were then serving in the parish of SS Cyril and Methodius in New York City. In 1934, she professed her vows in Arrochar, Staten Island, and celebrated her diamond jubilee as a nun in Akron in 1994.

Sister Josephine did pastoral ministry and taught religious education classes at Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in Rankin, Pa., for 35 years. From 1957 to 1968 she served as the provincial superior of St. Mary Province in Akron, Ohio, and also worked in New York City. For the last 24 years in Akron, Ohio, she served the residents of Francesca Residence and Leonora Hall.

Born Anna Erceg in Cementon, now Smith’s Landing, she was a daughter of John and Dominica Erceg.

Survivors include five broth­ers, Peter of Smith’s Landing, Frank of Athens, Michael of Colonie, Anthony of Cairo and John of Saugerties; and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and nephews.

A sister, Mary, died previously.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Jan. 4 in Akron, Ohio. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Akron, Ohio. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated noon Saturday at St. Patrick’s Church in Catskill. Funeral arrangements were by Dunn-Quigley, Ciriello & Carr Funeral Home, Fairlawn, Ohio.


Ruthanne B. Empert

RIFTON - Ruthanne B. Empert of Old Post Road, an area resident most of her life, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001, at the Benedictine Hospital. She was 62.

She worked in the health care industry for many years.

She was a graduate of Red Hook High School; St. Johns School of Nursing; Dutchess Community College; Mount St. Mary College in Newburgh; Jersey City State College, where she received a master's degree in health science administration; and the Albany Medical College Nurse Practitioner Program.

Mrs. Empert worked in var­ious nursing capacities including private duty, staff nurse, head nurse, nursing instructor, community mental health nurse, nurse prac­titioner and public health nurse.

She was employed by Peninsula Health Department in Newport News, Va., and was previously employed at the Hudson River Psychiatric Center in Poughkeepsie and Wassaic Developmental Center in Wassaic.

She was a master gardener. She was a member of the Hugnenot Historical Society in New Paltz and St. Peter's Church in Rosendale and was a teacher at the Ulster County Literacy Association Learn to Read Program.

Her husband, Stephen J. Empert, died in 1995.

Born April 4, 1938, in Saugerties, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Anna Pearl Coon Becker.

Survivors include a son, Manuel A. (A-Jay) Empert of Poughkeepsie; two sisters, Janet Moore of Elizaville and Kathleen Albano of Klamath Falls, Ore.; four brothers, Walter Becker of Cairo, David and Robert Becker, both of Red Hook and Allen Joseph of Palenville; two stepsons, Stephen Jr. of Ordinary, Va., and Donald of Poughkeepsie; a stepdaughter, Carmela Rosell of Gloucester, Va.; several step-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A sister, Sandra Becker, died previously.

The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at the George J. Moylan Funeral Home, state Route 32, Rosendale. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m., at St. Peter's Church in Rosendale with the Rev. Paul Dmoch officiating. Burial will be in St. Peter's Cemetery, Poughkeepsie.


Rose Lynch

CATSKILL - Rose Lynch, 79, formerly of Roosevelt Avenue, Acra, died on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001, at the Eden Park Nursing Home where she had been a resident since May.

An 11-year area resident, she was a communicant of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church.

Born Jan. 4, 1921, in Ireland, she was the daughter of the late  John and Ellen Cullen Smyth.

Her husband, Michael J. Lynch, died Nov 1, 2000.

Survivors include a son, Michael of Queens; two daughters, Helen M. Ward of Round Top and Ann Mealiffe of Franklin Square; two brothers, Terrance and Philip Smith, both of Ireland; a sister, Kathleen McManusk of Ireland; and nine grandchildren and five great- grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph's Novitiate Church with Bishop J. Kelly officiating. Burial will be in Church Cemetery, Round Top. Arrangements are by Richards Funeral Home, Bross Street, Cairo.


Carlos P. Dunn Jr.

CATSKILL - Carlos P. Dunn Jr. of Williams Street, founder of Dunn Builders Supply, died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2001, at the Adventist Nursing Home in Livingston. He was 83.

He attended Colgate Univer­sity and was a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity.

Mr. Dunn worked for United Aircraft at home as well as overseas during World War II. He then moved to Catskill, and in 1946 founded Dunn Builders Supply, which still is family-owned and operated.

He was past president of the Catskill Rotary Club and Catskill Board of Education and served on the Catskill Water Department Board. He was director of the Catskill Golf Club and Tanners Bank, a member of the Rip Van Winkle Club and Columbia Golf and Country Club.

He was named Eastern New York Lumber Dealers’ Association Lumberman of the Year for 1994.

Born July 18, 1917, in Las Vegas, N.M., he was a son of the late Carlos P. and Helen Schaefer Dunn Sr.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Nancy Bogle Dunn; two sons, Carlos III and Stephen, both of Catskill; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

A sister, Helen Marie Dunn Fairbanks, died previously.

A private graveside service will be held in the spring at Wappingers Rural Cemetery. Arrangements are by Traver & McCurry Funeral Home, Catskill.


Elizabeth A. Broadhead

KINGSTON - Elizabeth A.  Brodhead of Fair Street died Monday, Jan. 8, 2001, at Kingston Hospital. She was 57.

She was a member of SEEK and the Civil Air Patrol.

Born March 27, 1943, in Kingston, she was a daughter of Mary Cooney Scism and the late George Dutcher.

Survivors in addition to her mother of Kingston include her husband, John Brodhead; two daughters, Terri Allen and Amanda Peters, both of Kingston; two brothers, Edward and William G. Markle Sr., both of Kingston; two sisters, Frances Grunenwald of Kingston and Doreen Langendorf of Catskill; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the A. Carr & Son Funeral Home, 65 Lucas Ave., Kingston. Deacon Jack Peters will officiate. Burial will be in Montrepose Cemetery. Arrangements are by Bernard L. Hamilton Funeral Service, 65 Lucas Ave., Kingston.


Doreen J. Langendorf

CATSKILL - Doreen Joan Langendorf of High Street died Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2001, at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson. She was 55.

Born Aug. 10, 1945, in Kingston, she was a daughter of Mary Scism.

Survivors in addition to her mother of Kingston include her ex-husband, Bernard Langendorf Sr. of Kingston; a son, Bernard Jr. of New Paltz; two daughters, Lori of Catskill and Sheri DeFrancesco of Cairo; a sis­ter, Frances Gruendwald of Kingston; two brothers, Edward and William Markle, both of Kingston; and two grandchildren.

A sister, Betty Broadhead, died previously.

The funeral will be 8 p.m. tonight at the Traver & McCurry Funeral Home, 234 Jefferson Heights, Catskill, with the Rev. Frank Mirocco officiating. Private cremation will be at Park View Cemetery, Schenectady.


Marie Agnes Pollen

HUDSON - Marie Agnes Pollen, an 85-year resident of the area, died Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2001, at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson. She was 93.

Mrs. Pollen was a supervisor for New York Telephone in Liberty, starting in 1922. She retired in 1962 after 40 years of service.

She was a member of St. Peter’s Church in Liberty, the Catholic Daughters Court Mary Anthony and St. Peter’s Rosary Society, the Telephone Pioneers of America, and the Sullivan County Golf Club in Liberty.

She was born Nov. 2, 1907, in New York City, the daughter of James and Mary Agnes Costello Murphy. On May 12, 1934, Mrs. Pollen married Irving Pollen. He died July 12, 1983.

Survivors include two nephews, John Monahan of Catskill and Allan Albright of Cape Canaveral, Fla.; three great-nieces and four great-nephews; 15 great-great-nieces and great-great nephews; and a great-great-great-niece.

Two nieces, Jane Reinsha­gen and Lynne Marie Albright, died previously.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:45 a.m. Monday at St. Peter’s Church, 264 N. Main St., Liberty, with Monsignor Edward Straub officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Ramsay’s Funeral Homes Inc., 275 S. Main St., Liberty.


Frances C. Maxwell

SAUGERTIES - Frances C. Maxwell, a retired supervi­sor with the Ulster County Department of Social Ser­vices, died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001, at the Ten Broeck Commons Nursing Home in Lake Katrine. She was 88.

She received a bachelor’s degree from the SUNY Albany in 1935 and a master's degree in 1943. Prior to working for the county, she was a teacher in several schools.

A member of the United Methodist Church of Sauger­ties, she was also belonged to the ladies’ group and was a former superintendent of the church’s Sunday School.

Former director of the YWCA, she participated as a member of the Business and Professional Women’s Club of the YWCA and was a charter member of the Saugerties Historical Society.

Born April 11, 1912, in Kiskatom, she was the daughter of Clayton W. and Nellie Ann Delham Maxwell.

She is survived by cousins, Geneva Lasher and Clayton LaValle, and her dear friend Inez Banks.

Her brother, John, died previously.

Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Buono Funeral Service, Main Street Chapel, Saugerties, with the Rev. Duane Buddle, pastor of the Saugerties United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be private in the Town of Catskill Cemetery, Jefferson Heights, Catskill.


Gail A. Hinckley

0LIVE BRIDGE - Gail A. Hinckley of county Route 2 died Friday Jan. 12, 2001, at Kingston Hospital. She was 45.

On Dec. 27, 2000, she mar­ried Robert J. Hinckley, who survives at home.

She was born Nov. 1, 1955, in Riverhead, a daughter of Charles Copenhaver and Car­olina Martin Yaniak.

Survivors include her two daughters, Melissa Ambrose of Highland and Hope Deakin of Phoenix, Ark., her son, Kevin Owens of Catskill; three sisters, Theresa Branca-Forte of Shirley, Kathy Owens of South Carolina and Amanda Bradford of Harrington, Del.; three brothers, Joseph Coppenhaver of Felton, Del., Michael Valente of Harring­ton,  Del, and Danny Copenhaver of Long Island; and one granddaughter.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, Jan. 21, at 1 p.m. at the Joseph V. Leahy Funeral Home, 27 Smith Ave., Kingston. Cremation will be held at the Wiltwyck Crematory, Kingston.


John C. Utter Jr.

GREENVILLE - John C. Utter Jr., 61, a former Saugerties resident, died on Friday, Jan. 12, 2001, at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1960-62 and was stationed in Alaska as an air defense crewmen.

He worked as a truck driver for W.J. Trucking in Coxsackie and was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Born May 23, 1940, in Saugerties, he was the son of the late John C. and Myrtle Robinson Utter Sr.

Survivors include two sons, John C. III of Cottekill and Gerald of Cornwallville; a sister, Jackie Sittner of Kingston; a dear friend, Lynette Fuegmann; and nine  grandchildren.

An infant grandson, John C. Utter IV, died previously.

Cremation was private. Arrangements were by Buono Funeral Service Inc., Main Street Chapel, Saugerties.


Gertrude G. Howland

CATSKILL - Gertrude G. Howland, 85, of Davis Valley Road, a resident of Greene County since 1978, died Monday, Jan. 15, 2001 at Laughlin Memorial Hospital in Tennessee.

She attended William and Mary College and graduated from Syracuse University with a dual major in business administration and psychology.

She had been a resident of Hartford, Conn., for more than 30 years, before moving to Greene County. She had been a substitute teacher in the Hartford public schools. After years as a Girl Scout leader, she became a profes­sional with the Connecticut Yankee Girl Scout Council and also directed the Glen Echo Girl Scout Day Camp in Meriden, Conn.

She was a member of the Newcomers Club and Friends of the Greene County Library and was president of the local Home Demonstration Club, Greene County Cooperative Extension Service.

Born Feb. 1, 1915, in Kingston, she was the daughter of the late Anna Gertrude Cowdrey and William P. Glass.

Her husband, Richard LeVan Howland, died in 1999.

Survivors include a son, William C. of Roaring Springs Community, Tenn.; three daughters, Catherine Bonner of Burke, Va, Terry Howland of Roaring Springs Community, Tenn., and Laura Howland of Manchester, Conn.; and seven grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held 7 p.m. Friday at Holston Valley Unitarian Universalist Church in Grey, Tenn. Arrangements are by Doughty Stevens Funeral Home, Greeneville, Tenn.


William Shire Massie

WEST HYANNISPORT, Mass. - William Shire Massie, 97, formerly of Coxsackie, died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2001, at the Pavilion Nursing Home in Hyannis, Mass.

He graduated from the University of Cobleskill in 1923.

Prior to his retirement in 1968, he was the superintendent of the Coxsackie Vocational Institute for 36 years.

He also previously lived in Baldwin and Mechanicville.

He was a member of Ark Lodge 48 F&AM.

Born Feb. 28, 1903, in White Plans, he was the son of the late William and Jenny Schaeffer Massie.

His wife, Frances A. Lory Massie, died in 1984.

Survivors include a daughter, Jane Jackson of West Hyannisport, Mass.; a sister, Bette Allis of Skaneateles; and three grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and a nephew.

Two sisters, Jeannette Massie and Margretta Diehm, and a brother, Robson Massie, died previously.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at W.C. Brady’s Sons, Inc., Funeral Home, 97 Mansion St., Coxsackie, with the Rev. Peggy Fabrizio, pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Coxsackie, officiating. Bur­ial will be in the spring.


Helen Fischer

CAIRO - Helen Fischer of Mountain Avenue, Cairo, died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2001, at Community Hospice of Columbia Memorial Hospital, Hud­son. She was 98.

Prior to her retirement she was employed by the Getty Oil Co. of New York City for over 25 years.

She was a resident of Purling for over 45 years.

Born Oct. 6, 1902, in New York City, a daughter of the late Edward and Helen Quinn Volke.

Survivors include a daugh­ter-in-law, Mary Ashley, with whom she resided and was her caregiver; a daughter, Helen Boll of Franklin Square; a granddaughter; three great-grandchildren.

Her son, Albert Ashley, died Sept. 19, 2000.

The funeral will be 8 p.m. Thursday at Richards Funeral Home, 383 Bross St., Cairo, with the Rev. J. Nunan, pastor of the Sacred Heart Church of Cairo, officiating. Burial will be in the spring.


John C. Sulkey

ATHENS - John C. Sulkey of North Franklin Street, a for­mer employee of the Coxsackie-Athens Central School District and General Electric, died Friday, Jan. 19, 2001, at the Stratton VA Medical Center in Albany. He was 70.

He was an avid gardener.

He was born Feb. 23, 1930, in Glasco, a son of the late Frank Sulkey and Virginia Hines Sulkey of Catskill.

Survivors besides his mother include his wife, Mary R. Cross Sulkey of Athens; three sons, John Jr. of Colorado, Stephen of North Carolina and Kevin of Florida; a step­son, Steven Colwell of Athens; two daughters, Tammy Figel and Maryann Burdick of Coxsackie; two stepdaughters, Pamela Parise and Debra Scott, both of Athens; two brothers, William of Coxsackie and Joseph of Catskill; five sis­ters, Lorraine Killner, Joan Sasso and Sandra Paceco, all of New York, Ann Pelligrino of New Jersey and Darlene Cardinale of Florida; 15 grand­children; and several great-grandchildren.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Richards Funeral Home, 26 N. Vernon St., Athens. The Rev. Rick Snowden, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Catskill, will officiate. Spring burial will be in the family plot of the New Athens Rural Cemetery.


Anna C. Fox

HUDSON  Anna C. Fox of Dutch Village died Friday, Jan. 19, 2001, at Ten Broeck Commons Nursing Home in Lake Katrine, where she had been a resident since 1993. She was 77.

She was born March 10, 1923, in New Castle, the daughter of the late George and Elizabeth Towey Fox.

Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Thomas J. Fox Jr. of Hudson; a sister, Beatrice Rosasco of Carmel; two sons, Thomas III of Claverack and Richard of Cairo; eight daughters, Dolores Neils of Mill Spring, N.C., Linda Higgins of Holmes, Kathleen Higgins of Brewster, Marilyn Lavoie of Catskill, Patricia Harper of Arkport, Denise Fox of Copake, and Sharon Fitzpatrick and Teresa Roberts, both of Stottville; 26 grand­children; and six great-grand­children.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Hudson, with the Rev. Winston Bath officiating. Private cremation will take place at Wiltwyck Cemetery, Kingston.

Funeral arrangements are by Valenti and Richards Funeral Home, 700 Town Hall Drive, Hudson.


Marjorie W. Cole

GREENVILLE - Marjorie W. Cole of county Route 26, a homemaker, died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001, at Eden Park Nursing Home in Catskill. She was 77.

She had been a foster mother for more than 50 children.

She was born Feb. 18, 1923, in Lackawanna County, Pa., a daughter of the late Harrison and Winona Thomas Derr.

Survivors include a son, Thomas Mahon of Greenville; two daughters, Margaret (Peggy) Tempe of Hannacroix and Patricia Mahon of Earlton; two stepdaughters, Kathy Snyder of Medusa and Judith Honey of Virginia; two sisters, Gladys DeFazio of Waymart, Pa., and Virginia Kolek of Car­bondale, Pa.; 16 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Two husbands, Thomas Mahon and Charles Cole; a daughter, Judith Stahl; two sisters, Dorothy Lepri and Elizabeth (Betty) Kania; and a brother, Harrison Derr, died previously.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Traver and McCurry Funeral Home, 234 Jefferson Heights, Catskill, with the Rev. Thomas P. Carney offici­ating. Spring interment will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Waymart, Pa.


Christine M. Kramer

LEEDS - Christine M. Kramer of Sandy Plains Road, a former Queens resident, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001, at her home. She was 81.

She was a medical transcriber at Flushing Hospital in Queens before moving to Leeds.

She was a graduate of Queens College earning a bachelor’s degree at the age of 68.

She was a member of the medical transcriber’s association and was a Girl Scout Leader.

Born May 12, 1919, in Queens, daughter of the late John and Christina Fedrich Friedl.

Her husband, Joseph F. Kramer, died in 1989.

Survivors include three daughters, Barbara Gottfried of Selden, Loretta Johnson of Leeds and Christina Kramer of Charlottesville, Va.; four sons, Paul of Coxsackie, Joseph of Lorton, Va., Victor of Germany and Peter of Louisa, Va.; and eight grand­children.

The funeral will be 9 a.m. Wednesday from the Traver & McCurry Funeral Home, 234 Jefferson Heights, Catskill. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9 a.m., at St. Patrick’s Church in Catskill.

Burial will be in Mount St. Mary’s Cemetery, Flushing, Queens.


Henry A. Rauh

WEST COXSACKIE - Henry A. Rauh of Reservoir Road, a former New York City resident, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2001, at Columbia-Greene Long Term Care Center. He was 85.

He was a self employed carpenter, plumber and taxicab driver in the New York City area before moving to the area.

He was the widower of the late Dorothy Golmash Rauh.

Born Nov. 29, 1915, in Brooklyn, he was a son of the late John and Meda Bowling Tauh.

Survivors include a son, Arthur of Eureka, Calif., and a sister, Helen Roberts of West Coxsackie.

The funeral will be 1 p.m. Thursday at the Sopris Funeral Home, U.S. Route 9W, Cox­sackie, with the Rev. Joseph Loux Jr. officiating. Spring burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Coxsackie.


Mildred V. Story

CAIRO - Mildred V. Story of Railroad Avenue, a lifelong area resident died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001, at home. She was 74.

She was a chambermaid for many years for many resorts and boarding houses in Greene County.

Born May 21, 1926, in West Camp, she was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Kelly.

Survivors include a daughter, Margaret of Catskill; a sis­ter, Marion Peace of Malden; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

Her husband, Raymond, and a daughter, Eva, died previously.

The funeral will be 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Richards Funeral Home, 383 Bross St., Cairo, with the Rev. Retta Lyken of the Cairo United Methodist Church officiating.


Frances T. Tomshaw

KINGSTON - Frances T. Tomshaw of Harding Ave. and formerly of Florence Street a retired Kingston Hospital employee, died Friday, Jan. 26, 2001. She was 71.

Mrs. Tomshaw had been employed in Kingston Hospi­tal’s business department for 37 years before retiring in May 1966.

She was born May 15, 1929, in East Kingston, a daughter of Frank and Teresa Robb Tierney.

Her husband, Thomas W. Tomshaw, died Sept. 19, 1985.

Survivors include a daugh­ter, Frances (Fifi) Hart of Kingston; three sisters, Virginia Christianna of Catskill, Margaret Mahoney of Stone Ridge and Mary Alice (Allie) Fine of Kingston; and two grandchildren.

A daughter, Patricia Tomshaw, died in 1957; and a brother, John Tierney, died in 1971.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Jenson and Deegan Funeral Home,. 15 Downs St., Kingston, with the Rev. LeRoy Ness officiating. Burial will be in Montrepose Cemetery.


Alfred Lane

PALENVILLE - Alfred Lane, who for 23 years worked for the Greene County Highway Department, died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2001, at home. He was 56.

Born Jan. 10, 1945, in Lanesville, he was a son of Jessie Ostrander and Sherman A. Lane.

Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Linda; a daughter, Angel Story; two sons, Scott and Shannon; a brother, Sherman of Catskill; a sister, Violet Pack of Hunter; and four grandchildren.

The funeral will be 11 am. Wednesday at the Richards Funeral Home, 383 Bross St., Cairo. The Rev. Roger Balzan will officiate. Burial will be in Palenville Cemetery.


Joyce A. Johnson

SAUGERTIES - Joyce A. Johnson, an area resident since 1966, died Friday, Jan. 26, 2001, at the Ten Broeck Commons Nursing Home in Lake Katrine. She was 58.

A former Yonkers resident, Mrs. Johnson had taught third grade at the Grant D. Morse School in Mount Marion. She also taught in Yonkers and in Catskill at the Grandview School.

She had been a member of the Saugerties Teachers Association. She was also a former member of the Ladies’ Guild and a parishioner of St. John the Evangelist Church in Centerville.

She was born Dec. 24, 1942, a daughter of the late William and Dorothy Zorillo Clodfelter.

Survivors include her hus­band, Mark A. Johnson; two sons, Eric and Brian; and sev­eral nieces and nephews.

The funeral procession will form at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Seamon-Wilsey Funeral Home, John and Lafayette streets, Saugerties. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am. at St. John the Evangelist Church, state Route 212, Centerville, with Monsignor William Williams officiating. Burial will be in Blue Mountain Cemetery.


Delores J. Barz

CAIRO - Delores J. Barz, for­merly of Cairo, died Monday, Jan. 29,2001, at the home of her daughter in Vestal. She was 67.

She was a receptionist for Greene County Public Health.

Born Aug. 25, 1933, in Long Island, she was a daughter of the late Luigi and Lillian Ardolino Davanzo. Survivors include her husband, Henry Ban of Vestal; a daughter, Linda St Pierre of Vestal; two brothers, John Davanzo of Long Island and Peter Davanzo of Johnsvllle; a sister, Marie Raponi of Florida a granddaughter and several cousins, nieces and nephews. The funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday at Richards Funeral Home, 383 Bross St., Cairo.


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