February 25, 2000
Myrtle Hellerer of Jeffersonville, a homemaker and a lifelong area resident, died Monday, February 21, 2000, at the Seelig Division of Community General Hospital in Harris. She was 76 years of age.
The daughter of Fred and Daisy Leroy Mathern, she was born August 21, 1923, in Bethel. She was the widow of Adolf Hellerer.
She is survived by two sons, Arthur Hellerer and Carl Hellerer, both of Jeffersonville; a daughter, Nancy McGowan of Jeffersonville; five grandchildren, Dawn Hauschild, Jason Hellerer, Aaron Hellerer, Scott McGowan and Kristy McGowan; a nephew, William Strong; a grand-nephew, William Strong; and a grand-niece, Brandy Strong. She was predeceased by a brother, Bert Mathern, and a sister, Letha Strong.
Friends may call at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m.
Services will be held Friday evening at the funeral home with the Rev. Robert McLeod officiating.
Cremation will be made at the Twin Tiers Crematory in Endicott.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jeffersonville Fire Department or the Jeffersonville Volunteer First Aid Squad, both at Jeffersonville, N.Y. 12748.
Sylvia Konikow, a former longtime area resident of Mountaindale and a homemaker, died Monday, February 21, 2000, in Somerset, N.J. She was 87 years of age.
The daughter of the late Jacob and Bessie Popkin Siegel, she was born April 14, 1912, in New York City. She was the widow of Nathan Konikow.
Mrs. Konikow was a member of the Mountaindale Synagogue.
She is survived by two daughters, Barbara Gross of Lake Worth, Fla., and Arlene Konikow of Randolph, N.J.; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services and burial were held Tuesday at the Mountaindale Synagogue Cemetery in Glen Wild with Rabbi Issac Gottlieb officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello.
Edward M. Clohessy, 62
Ret. Boiler Room Engr.
Edward M. Clohessy of Kenoza Lake, a retired boiler room engineer for New York State, died Saturday, February 19, 2000, in Largo, Fla. He was 62 years of age.
The son of the late Martin and Ann Bluett McGrath Clohessy, he was born June 29, 1937, in New York City.
Mr. Clohessy was a U.S. Air Force veteran.
In a family statement, it was said, "He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, especially taking them out on Swinging Bridge Lake in his boat."
He is survived by his companion, Jane DePaolo, at home; two sisters, Joan McManus of Liberty and Anne Marie Brawley of Monticello; nieces and nephews, James and Melissa Brawley of Maryland, Christine and Paul Hasbrouck of Georgia, Maureen and Anthony Perrello of Woodridge, Thomas "T.J." Brawley of Monticello, Tara Brawley of Brooklyn and Chrissy Schmitz of Virginia; and several grand-nieces and grand-nephews.
A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Florida Suncoast, Purple Team, 300 East Bay Dr., Largo, Fla. 33770.
Ret. Kennel Owner, 83
Wilhelmina "Billie" Garvan of Warwick, a former resident of Old Westbury and the retired owner of DunGarvan Kennels of Warwick, died Wednesday, February 23, 2000, at The Thompson House in Rhinebeck. She was 83 years of age.
The daughter of the late Rev. Ralph and Lillian Dekay Many, she was born March 10, 1916, in Jamestown. She was the widow of Peter D. Garvan and her first husband, Earl C. Boyce.
Mrs. Garvan was a member of the Warwick Reformed Church.
She was recognized as an outstanding breeder and handler of American Cocker and English Springer Spaniels. She served on the board of the Museum of Natural History and the New York Botanical Gardens. Mrs. Garvan graduated from Katherine Gibbs Business School and Syracuse University where she was a member of the Tri Delta sorority. She was a volunteer at the Glen Cove Hospital and St. Anthony's Hospital where she was recognized for over 400 hours of volunteer service.
She is survived by a son, David Boyce of Equinunk, Pa.; three daughters, Francie Brown of Damascus, Pa., Melanie Collins of Cochecton and Noel Cacchio of Rhinebeck; two step-children, Mike Garvan of Rye, N.H., and Kim Snyder of Medway, Mass.; a sister, Grace Seaman of Merrick; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Warwick Reformed Church, 16 Maple Ave., Warwick.
Interment will be made in the Warwick Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Warwick Reformed Church, 16 Maple Ave., Warwick, N.Y. 10990.
Daniel G. McCoy
Therapy Aide, 66
Daniel G. McCoy of Pine Bush, a therapy aide at the Middletown Psychiatric Center in Middletown for 20 years and a 44-year area resident, died Sunday, February 20, 2000, at the Arden Hill Hospital in Goshen. He was 66 years of age.
The son of the late Courtney and Wanda Nowiski McCoy, he was born December 30, 1933, in the Bronx. He was adopted by Alice Shepard.
In a family statement, it was said, "He was a courageous man who was fearlessly devoted to family and faith."
A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he served during the Korean War. Mr. McCoy was an Eucharistic Minister at the Church of the Infant Savior in Pine Bush, a member of the Knights of Columbus, and a member of the Middletown Post of American Legion.
He is survived by his wife, Arlene Evans McCoy, at home; four sons and three daughters-in-law, Thomas E. and Laurel McCoy and Lance E. and Melissa McCoy, all of Wurtsboro, Daniel G. II and Leigh McCoy of Middletown and William G. McCoy, at home; a daughter and son-in-law, Mandi M. and Richard Cooper, at home; a sister, Judith Haefeli and her husband, Donald, of Pine Bush; nine grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Thursday at the Church of the Infant Savior in Pine Bush.
Memorial contributions may be made to Sisters of Charity, Pine Bush, N.Y. 12566 or St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105.
Anna M. Koval
Anna M. Koval, of Liberty, a homemaker and a 40-year area resident, died Wednesday, February 23, 2000, at the Seelig Division of Community General Hospital in Harris. She was 74 years of age.
The daughter of the late George and Victoria Werner Harnis, she was born July 12, 1925, in Dunmore, Pa.
She was the widow of Michael Koval who died January 3, 1985.
Mrs. Koval was a member of St. Peter's Church in Liberty.
She is survived by three sons, Michael D. Koval of Liberty, Robert Koval of Holtsville, and Mark Koval of Los Angeles, Calif.; a daughter, Diane Koval of San Jose, Calif.; a sister, Dolores Perry of Silver Springs, Md.; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
There will be no calling hours.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Peter's Church, 264 N. Main St., Liberty, with Monsignor Edward Straub officiating.
Burial will be made in St. Peter's Cemetery in Liberty
Funeral arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Liberty.
Restaurant Supplier, 53
Stephen Sisselman of Parksville, the owner/operator of Keiser Hotel Equipment in Livingston Manor and a lifelong area resident, died unexpectedly Wednesday, February 23, 2000, at his home. He was 53 years of age.
The son of Irving Sisselman and the late Rosebelle Sisselman, he was born September 15, 1946, in Parksville.
Mr. Sisselman was a member of the Parksville Synagogue.
He is survived by his wife, Judy Goldblatt Sisselman, at home; his father; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Robert and April Sisselman of Parksville, and Keith Sisselman of Liberty; a granddaughter, Lexi Sisselman of Parksville; and a sister, Carol Scott of Colorado.
Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello with Rabbi Ronald Greenwald and Rabbi Milton Wein officiating.
Burial will be made in the Parksville Cemetery.