April 4, 2000
Ret. Truck Driver, 71
Kenneth A. Christian of Bloomingburg, a retired truck driver for Howard Express in Middletown, a former truck driver for Rupp Southern Tier in Middletown, and a lifelong area resident, died Thursday, March 30, 2000, at his home. He was 71 years of age.
The son of the late Oliver and Florence Bell Christian, he was born October 21, 1928, in Kingston.
Mr. Christian was a member of Road Carrier Local 707 in Hempstead.
He is survived by his former wife, Elthera Christian of Bloomingburg; four daughters, Lucinda Attanasio and Dorothy Boice, both of Kingston, Shirley Bonestell of Lake Katrine and Diane MacCreery of Hurley; a son, Kenneth W. Christian of Bloomingburg; a brother, Harold Christian of Kingston; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Saturday at the William M. Gagan Funeral Home in Pine Bush with the Rev. Robert Hewitt officiating.
Burial was made in the Bloomingburg Cemetery in Bloomingburg. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Sullivan County, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.
Robert Barrett Sr.
Robert L. Barrett Sr. of Bloomingburg, a laborer for Local 17 Laborers Union in Newburgh and a lifelong area resident, died Wednesday, March 29, 2000, at the Chenango Memorial Hospital in Norwich. He was 63 years of age.
The son of the late Timothy and Ina M. Kinne Barrett, he was born December 13, 1936, in Middletown.
He is survived by a daughter, Laura Spratley of Norwich; a son, Robert L. Barrett Jr. of Columbus; three sisters, Irene Kinia of Bullville, Alberta Enright of Pine Bush and Joyce Bauer of Fair Lawn, N.J.; a brother, William Barrett of Bloomingburg; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Dorothy Lynch, and a brother, John Barrett.
Services were held Friday at the DeWitt Funeral Home in Pine Bush with the Rev. Robert Hewitt officiating.
Cremation was private.
Harrison Barry Jr., 49
Harris D. Barry Jr. of Liberty, a lifelong area resident and former partner in Stoddard-Barry Paving in Liberty, died Thursday, March 30, 2000, at the Seelig Division of Community General Hospital in Harris. He was 49 years of age.
The son of Harrison D. and Eva Bivins Barry Sr., he was born August 29, 1950, in Liberty.
Mr. Barry was a member of the I.O.O.B., the Liberty Elks #1544 BPOE, and the American Pool Players Association. He was an avid golfer.
He is survived by his parents of Liberty; a daughter, Candace Barry, at home; a brother, Danny Barry, and a sister, Earlene Barry, both of Liberty; a nephew, Corey Barry; and two nieces, Rachel Barry and Shannon Troise.
Services were held Sunday at the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Liberty with the Rev. Francis Waite officiating.
Burial was made in the Liberty Cemetery in Liberty.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Ret. Buffer, 75
Florence Thomas of Long Eddy, a 15-year buffer worker for Bard-Parker in Hancock and a lifelong area resident, died Wednesday, March 29, 2000, as the result of a train/vehicular accident in Callicoon. She was 75 years of age.
The daughter of the late Thomas and Hazel Furgeson Coddington, she was born September 24, 1924, in Long Eddy. She was the widow of Arthur Lester Thomas who died in 1989.
She is survived by a daughter, Gloria Czapnik of Lakewood, Pa.; a son, Leon Thomas of Farmersville, Tex.; four sisters, Margaret Johnson, Thelma LeRoy, Anna Deck and Bertha Speenburg; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Robert Thomas.
A memorial service was held Saturday at the Henderson-Biedekapp Funeral Chapel in Hancock with the Rev. Yvonne Perri of the Shehawken United Methodist church officiating.
Ret. Bookkeeper, 87
Sarah Melnick of Liberty, a retired bookkeeper for Grossinger's Hotel and a longtime area resident, died Sunday, April 2, 2000, at the Seelig Division of Community General Hospital in Harris. She was 87 years of age.
The daughter of Jan and Bertha Herman Bromberg, she was born May 7, 1912, in Passaic, N.J. She was the widow of Meyer Melnick.
She is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Alfred Beck of Liberty, Judith and David Friedland of Liberty and Marilyn and Morton Cohen of Monticello; six grandchildren, Robert Friedland and his wife, Denise, Eric Friedland and his wife, Dierdre, Mitchell Cohen and his wife, Connie, Elizabeth Cohen, Jonathan Beck and his wife, Lisa, Harry Beck and his wife, Michelle; and nine great-grandchildren, Marci, Lindsey, Jared, Tara, Marlee, Jacob, Adam, Lauren and Craig.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home, 186 Broadway, Monticello, with Rabbi Marvin Goldman officiating.
Burial will be made in the Swan Lake Synagogue Cemetery in Liberty.
Luke J. Gonzalez
College Student, 20
Luke John Gonzalez of North Branch, a student at Linden Wood University in St. Louis, Mo., and a seven-year area resident, died Saturday, April 1, 2000, at his home. He was 20 years of age.
The son of Juan and Doris Lyons Gonzalez, he was born November 19, 1979, in Queens.
He was a member of St. George's Church in Jeffersonville where he served as an altar boy. A 1996 graduate of the Jeffersonville-Youngsville Central School, he was a wrestler at J-YCS, a member of the Liberty Wrestling Team and was a wrestler at college.
He is survived by his parents of North Branch; his grandmother, Mary Lyons of Maspeth; a sister, Maria Stackhouse of Happague; three brothers, Juan Gonzalez Jr. of Madison, Wisc., Joseph Gonzalez of Brooklyn and Thomas Russell of North Branch; and two aunts, Joan Lyons of Queens and Romano Laureno of Brooklyn.
Friends may call at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. George's Church in Jeffersonville with the Rev. Robert Nee officiating.
Burial will be made in Calvary Cemetery in Youngsville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange & Sullivan, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550; to the American Cancer Society, 6725 Lyons St., P.O. Box 7E, East Syracuse, N.Y. 13057; or to the Bethany Retreat Center, Highland Mills, N.Y. 10930.
Ret. Maintenance Mech.
Carmelo P. Canzonieri of Cochecton, a retired maintenance mechanic for Nassau County Community College in Uniondale, died Saturday, April 1, 2000, at the Grover M. Hermann Division of Community General Hospital in Callicoon.
The son of the late Carmelo and Joanne Dimartino Canzonieri, he was born in Ragusa, Italy.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy Pedersen Canzonieri, at home; ten children, James Canzonieri of Plainview, Joanne Sumpter of Central Islip, Joseph Canzonieri of Commack, Lorraine Rella of Levittown, John and David DeYoung, both of Lindenhurst, and Lucy, Brittany, David and Mary Jane Canzonieri, all at home; his mother-in-law, Edna Andersen of Cochecton; three sisters and a brother in Italy; and 13 grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Cross Church in Callicoon with the Rev. Ignatius Smith officiating.
Cremation will be made at Twin Tiers Crematory in Endicott.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, 716 W. 168th St., New York, N.Y. 10032, or to the American Diabetes Foundation, c/o NYS Memorial Processing Center, P.O. Box 31160, Hartford, Conn. 06150-1160.
Arrangements were made by the Stewart Funeral Home in Callicoon
William Tesseyman II
Ret. Maintenanceman, 82
William H. Tesseyman II of Callicoon, a retired maintenance worker for the Long Island Water Company and a longtime area resident, died Sunday, April 2, 2000, in Callicoon. He was 82 years of age.
The son of the late William H. Sr. and Agnes C. Burdick Tesseyman, he was born December 6, 1917, in Astoria, Queens. He was the widower of Eva Gerry Tesseyman.
He was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Callicoon.
He is survived by two daughters, Doris Thorne of Callicoon and Linda Scott of Oceanside; two sons, William Tesseyman III of Glen Spey and Edward Tesseyman of East Rockaway; a brother, Edward Tesseyman of High Falls; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Callicoon on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Burial will be made in the Callicoon Cemetery in Callicoon.
Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Baptist Church, Callicoon, N.Y. 12723
Loretta M. Muthig
Loretta M. Muthig of Barryville, a homemaker and lifelong area resident, died Saturday, April 1, 2000, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of the Seelig Division of Community General Hospital in Harris. She was 78 years of age.
The daughter of the late Benjamin and Loretta Cypert Bertholf, she was born August 22, 1921, in Divine Corners. She was the widow of Grant Muthig who died in 1989.
She was a previous 25-year member of the Catholic Daughters of St. Peter's Church in Liberty and was a longtime communicant of St. Ann's Catholic Church in Shohola, Pa. Mrs. Muthig enjoyed making cakes for special occasions for family and friends.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Stanley Naumovitz of Barryville; a son, Alan Muthig of Barryville; three brothers, Albert Bertholf of Divine Corners and Leo Bertholf and Ken Bertholf, both of DeLand, Fla.; a sister, Betty Allison of Neversink; and three grandchildren, Jill, Beth and Adam. She was predeceased by four brothers, Bill, Mike, Dick and Raymond Bertholf.
A Memorial Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. on Saturday at The Church of the Immaculate Conception, Route 42, Woodbourne with the Rev. John J. Lynch officiating.
Burial will be made in the Grahamsville Rural Cemetery in Grahamsville.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Harris Funeral Home in Liberty.
Ret. Oper. Eng., 88
Adolph Frey of Youngsville, a retired operating engineer for Local 825 in Newburgh and a lifelong area resident, died Friday, March 31, 2000, at his home. He was 88 years of age.
The son of the late Albert and Maude Phillips Frey, he was born October 26, 1911, in Middletown.
Mr. Frey attended the Youngsville school and was a member of B.P.O.E. #1545 in Liberty.
He is survived by his wife, Minnie Rheinheimer Frey, at home; a son and daughter-in-law, Albert and Carol Frey of Youngsville; two daughters and sons-in-law, Janet and Bradley Baker and Joyce and Floyd Emery of Verona, Va.; six granddaughters, Tracy Frey Anderson, Michelle Frey Brockner, Stephanie Frey Nolf, Brandi Baker, Kris Emery Simpson and Ashley Emery; and five great-granddaughters.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville with the Rev. Robert McLeod officiating.
Burial will be made in Greenhill Cemetery in Youngsville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.
Gertraud "Gertie" Hughs of Moira passed away Sunday, April 2, 2000, at her home. She was 56 years of age.
The daughter of Willie Kuhn and the late Paula Forester Kuhn, she was born June 10, 1943, in Neubritz, Czechoslovakia.
After attending school in Klienglattboch, she was employed by the Pfannkuch grocery chain. Following her marriage to Herbert R. Hughs in Germany in March 1960, she came to the United States in 1961 and was employed by Ames Department Store in Malone, the Elliott Moccasin Factory in Brushton and later at Tru-Stitch Footwear in Malone. In 1984 she purchased the Railroad Station Restaurant in Moira and renovated it. She operated the business as the Rutland Station until her death.
Mrs. Hughs was an avid bowler and enjoyed swimming and target shooting. She was a member of the Malone Rifle and Pistol Club and the Adult Rifle Club at Salmon River School.
She is survived by her husband of 40 years, at home; a son, Roger W. Hughs of Greenfield, Mass; her father; a step-sister, Brigetta Lange, and a step-brother, Zeigfred Kuhn, both of Vaihengin/enz, Nord Bahnoff; two grandsons, Timothy Hughs and Emery Hughs, both of Greenfield/ Northfield, Mass.; and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles in Germany and Austria. She was predeceased by a son, Jim Hughs, in 1984.
Friends may call at the Flint Funeral Home in Moira Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m.
Services will be held Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Alfred H. Fish officiating.
Burial will be at noon on Saturday at the Riverview Cemetery in Hancock.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 6725 Lyons St., P.O. Box 7E, East Syracuse, N.Y. 13057.
Friends are invited to the home of Mrs. Genevieve Hughs in Goulds following the commitment at the cemetery.