April 25, 2000
Manuel Martinez, 77
Ret. Construction Wkr.
Manuel Martinez of Monticello, a retired construction worker with union Local 1010 in Flushing and a 53-year area resident, died Thursday, April 20, 2000, at the Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla. He was 77 years of age.
The son of the late Miguel Martinez Navarro and Maria Concepcione Gonzalez Vidal, he was born March 17, 1923, in Spain.
Mr. Martinez attended the Monticello congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses.
He is survived by his wife, Sophia Martinez, at home; three daughters, Maria Ortiz of Livingston Manor, Delphina Speese of Eden Prairie, Minn., and Lorraine Martinez of Sunbury, Pa.; a son, Manuel Martinez of Middletown; two sisters, Carmen Martinez and Concetta Rebollo of Spain; 15 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by two brothers, Antonio and Miguel Martinez.
Services were held Monday evening at the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Monticello.
Interment was made in the Rock Ridge Cemetery in Monticello.
Ret. Antique Dealer, 92
Ruth Silberman of Monticello, a retired antique store owner in Monticello and a 70-year area resident, died Thursday, April 20, 2000, at her home. She was 92 years of age.
The daughter of Jacob and Rose Arvutis, she was born September 24, 1907, in Russia. She was the widow of Isaac Silberman.
Mrs. Silberman was a member of the Landfield Avenue Synagogue.
She is survived by a sister-in-law, Gail Avrutis of Montana; good friends, Carl and Shirley Goldstein of Monticello; and close friends and companions, Dorene Kanaan and Patricia Harrera, both of Monticello. She was predeceased by a brother, Dr. Herbert Avrutis.
Graveside services and burial were held Sunday at the Landfield Avenue Synagogue Cemetery in Monticello with Rabbi Ben Zion Chanowitz officiating.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello.
Truck Driver, 66
Paul Wegman of Swan Lake, a truck driver for Agway and Frank Porter and a lifelong area resident, died Thursday, April 20, 2000, at his home. He was 66 years of age.
The son of the late Fred and Rose Manges Wegman, he was born November 28, 1933, in Roscoe.
He is survived by his wife, Marian Ackerley Wegman, at home; two sons, Paul Wegman of Houston, Tex., and William Wegman of White Sulphur Springs; three brothers, Eugene and Edward Wegman, both of Roscoe, and Harold Wegman of Walton; three grandchildren, John, Paul and Rebecca Wegman; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Monday at the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Liberty with the Rev. Richard Hewitt officiating.
Burial was made in Laurel Hill Cemetery in White Sulphur Springs.
Ret. Produce Mgr., 85
Benedict Francis LaMarca of Wurtsboro, a retired produce manager at Grand Union in Point Pleasant, N.J., and a longtime area resident, died Thursday, April 20, 2000, at the Middletown Park Manor in Middletown. He was 85 years of age.
The son of the late Louis and Mary Navoso LaMarca, he was born July 19, 1914, in Manhattan.
Mr. LaMarca attended Lafayette College in Easton, Pa., and was a former night club owner in New York City.
He is survived by his wife, Anna Cook LaMarca, at home; a daughter, Barbara Davis of Cloister, N.J.; two sons, Louis LaMarca of New Paltz and Leonard LaMarca of Dunbarton, N.H.; many grandchildren; and great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Cremation was private.
Bertha "Bert" Gertie Bernhardt of Kenoza Lake, a homemaker and lifelong area resident, died Friday, April 21, 2000, at the home of her daughter, Helen Snedeker. She was 95 years of age.
The daughter of the late John and Cora Lucy Brown Abplanalp, she was born December 15, 1904, in Liberty. She was the widow of John Bernhardt.
Mrs. Bernhardt was a member and past trustee of the Kenoza Lake United Methodist Church where she had served as Sunday School Superintendent and treasurer for 30 years, and the recording secretary for many years. She was a lay leader and speaker and organized the Junior League for the youth of the church. Mrs. Bernhardt was also a member of the Kenoza Lake Cemetery Association.
She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and Carl Reinshagen of Neversink and Helen and Alfred Snedeker of Kenoza Lake; a foster son, George H. Fulton, and his wife, Shirley, of Livingston Manor; a half-sister, Madeline Van Fradenburgh and her husband, Edward, of Kauneonga Lake; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a very dear sister-in-law, Mabel Bernhardt. She was predeceased by a sister, Mabel, two brothers, Clarence and Eugene Abplanalp, and her stepmother, Katherine Abplanalp.
Friends may call at the Kenoza Lake United Methodist Church on Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. at the church with a dear friend, Eileen Brey, officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Kenoza Lake United Methodist Church or the Kenoza Lake Fire Co., both at Kenoza Lake, N.Y. 12750, the Jeffersonville First Aid Squad, Jeffersonville, N.Y. 12748, or to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan, 800 Stony Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville.
Raymond Rake of Long Eddy and Equinunk, Pa., a self-employed mason, died Saturday, April 22, 2000, at the University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa. He was 47 years of age.
The son of Russell and Thelma Kenyon Rake, he was born November 19, 1952, in Newton, N.J.
He is survived by his wife, Darlene Rhodes Rake, and two children, Tyler and Cory Rake, all of Long Eddy; his parents, Russell and Thelma Kenyon Rake of Equinunk, Pa.; three sisters, Florence Eldred and Joan MacPeek, both of Galilee, Pa., and Patricia Conklin of Honesdale, Pa.; two brothers, William Newport of Equinunk, Pa., and Allan Rake of Tyler Hill, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Callicoon.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Nancy Russell officiating.
Burial will be made in St. Patrick's Cemetery in Long Eddy.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 6725 Lyons St., P.O. Box 7E, East Syracuse, N.Y. 13057.
Ret. Club Mgr., 75
Arthur Brown of Liberty, a former vice president and night club bar manager for the former Brown's Hotel in Loch Sheldrake and a lifelong area resident, died Monday, April 17, 2000, in New Port Richey, Fla. He was 75 years of age.
The son of the late Charles and Mary Tick Brown, he was born May 10, 1924, in Oliverea, N.Y.
He is survived by his wife, Helen Ernst Brown, at home; a son, Evan Brown of Liberty; a daughter, Bari Gladstone Strobel of Burlington, Vt.; three step-children, George Tuttle, LuAnn Roberts and Robert Tuttle, all of Livingston Manor; a sister, Cynthia Lipson of California; two grandchildren, Carly and Abby Gladstone Strobel; four step-grandchildren, Leah Waldorf, Erik Roberts, Paul Tuttle and Tiffany Roberts; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Sunday at the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello, followed by graveside services at the Congregation Ahavath Israel Cemetery in Liberty with Rabbi Marvin Goldman officiating.
Charles V. Millard Sr.
Ret. Erie Engineer, 82
Charles V. Millard Sr. of Barryville, a lifelong area resident and a retired 34-year engineer for the Erie Railroad, died Thursday, April 20, 2000, at Mercy Community Hospital in Port Jervis. He was 82 years of age.
The son of the late Charles and Bessie Kriedler Millard, he was born July 12, 1917, in Scranton, Pa. He was the widower of Lila H. Burlew Millard who died November 12, 1995.
He was a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen and retired from the Erie Railroad as an engineer in 1977.
He is survived by eight sons and their spouses, Charles V. Jr. and Melisse Millard of Springfield, Vt., Gerald Talmage and Susan Bloom of Pond Eddy, Charles R. and Barbara Millard of Bloomingburg, Dennis and Donna Talmage of Jasper, Ga., Richard and Blanche Talmage of Cape Coral, Fla., Charles and Louise Talmage of Erin and Robert and Doris Talmage of Bernardsville, Tex.; two daughters and a son-in-law, Darlene Bowers of Barryville and Rosalie and Richard Kowinsky of Port Jervis; a sister, Shirley Reid of Moscow, Pa.; 26 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren with three expected; two nieces and three great-nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Vernon Lee Millard.
Services were held Saturday at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home in Port Jervis with Glenn Graham officiating.
Burial was made in the Fairview Cemetery in Elmhurst, Pa.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mercy Community Hospital, 160 East Main St., Port Jervis, N.Y. 12771 or to the Eldred American Legion Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Eldred, N.Y. 12732.
Robert Jost, 84
Ret. Land Surveyor
Robert Jost of Grahamsville, a retired land surveyor, died Tuesday, April 18, 2000, at his home. He was 84 years of age.
The son of Fred and Anna Gantner Jost, he was born July 15, 1915, in Suffern. He was the widower of Loretta Saal Jost.
A World War II veteran, serving from 1941 to 1945 with the rank of Technical Sergeant, Mr. Jost was a member of the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Woodbourne.
He is survived by two sons, Robert F. Jost of Greenlawn, and Peter C. Jost of Grahamsville; and two daughters, Virginia LaRusso and Cathy Chaves, both of the state of Florida. He was predeceased by a grandson, Mark Chaves.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Monday at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Woodbourne with Father Lynch officiating.
Interment was made in the Grahamsville Rural Cemetery
Funeral arrangements were made by the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Woodbourne.
Mark A. Grayek
Car Salesman, 45
Mark A. Grayek of Narrowsburg, a car salesman and manager for numerous automotive dealers in New York and Connecticut, and a former Fairfield, Conn., resident, died Monday, April 10, 2000, at the Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, following a long illness. He was 45 years of age.
The son of Rose Grayek and the late Florian Edward Grayek, he was born February 28, 1955, in Scranton, Pa.
Mr. Grayek was an avid golfer and water sportsman.
He is survived by his mother of Monroe; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Arlene and Walter Hassell of Seymour, Conn., and Shirley Gallagher of Westport, Conn.; two nephews, David Stendahl of Newtown, Conn., and Jason McCleod of Texas; four nieces, Debra Hassell of Thomaston, Conn., Sheryl Socha of Beacon Falls, Conn., Michelle Salvati of Derby, Conn., and Laurie McCleod of Westport, Conn.; and his companion of many years, Barbara Bevis of Eldred.
A Memorial Mass will be offered Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Jude Church, 707 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe, Conn., followed by interment at Mountain Grove Cemetery in Bridgeport, Conn.
Memorial contributions may be made c/o Spadaccino Community Funeral Home, 315 Monroe Turnpike (Route 111), Monroe, Conn. 06468.
Philomena L. Iengo, 71
Former Grossinger's Emply.
Philomena L. Iengo of Sackett Lake, a former employee of Grossinger's Resort and a longtime area resident, died Saturday, April 22, 2000, at the Seelig Division of Community General Hospital in Harris. She was 71 years of age.
The daughter of the late Giovanni and Carmela Annunziata Pizzi, she was born May 12, 1928, in the Bronx.
Mrs. Iengo was a communicant of St. Peter's R.C. Church in Liberty. Before moving to the area she had been an employee of the Victory Blouse Factory in the Bronx.
She is survived by her husband, Giovanni "John" Iengo, at home; a son, Louie Iengo of Monticello and his fianceé, Teresa Ferrarese of Queens; four brothers, Stanley Pizzi, James Pizzi, William A. Pizzi and Guido Pizzi, all of Swan Lake; and a sister, Paula Turchiano of Long Island.
Friends may call at the Harris Funeral Home, West Street at Buckley, Liberty, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday at St. Peter's R.C. Church, 264 North Main St., Liberty, with Monsignor Edward Straub officiating.
Burial will be made in St. Peter's Cemetery in Liberty.
Thomas J. VanAtta, 82
Thomas J. VanAtta of Pine Level, N.C., died Saturday, April 22, 2000. He was 82 years of age.
He is survived by four sons, Thomas J. VanAtta Jr. of Phoenix, Ariz., Ronnie VanAtta of Kenly, N.C., Donald VanAtta of Bloomingburg and Gene VanAtta of Stony Point; a daughter, Debra Mastroeni of Monsey; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Crumpler's Crossroads Church of God of Prophecy in Selma, N.C.
Burial will be made in Crocker Cemetery near Pine Level, N.C.
Howard Hoehmann Sr.
Howard Robert Hoehmann Sr., a resident of West Nyack, died Friday, April 21, 2000, at the Nyack Hospital. He was 69 years of age.
He was the widower of Barbara Ann Partridge Hoehmann who died in 1994.
Before founding his own company, he was employed by Lederle Labs where he was awarded the "Tom Thinker Award" and registered several U.S. pharmaceutical patents.
He served as a corporal during the Korean War where he received the Purple Heart. Mr. Hoehmann was a member of John Cardinal McKlosky Knights of Columbus Council and an active parishioner of St. Francis of Assisi Church in West Nyack. He was a former member of the Nanuet Ambulance Corps.
Mr. Hoehmann is survived by his mother, Frances Sheerin of Nanuet; nine children, Dianne Conklin of Monticello, Bobbi Curti, Howard R. Hoehmann Jr. and George Hoehmann, all of Nanuet, Mary Galgano of Atlanta, Ga., Joseph Hoehmann Sr. of Matamoras, Pa., John Hoehmann Sr. of Wallkill, Dave Hoehmann of West Nyack and Faith Hauss of New City; 30 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by two grandchildren, Alyssa Christine Hoehmann and Diana Jewel Conklin, and a sister, Grace Watkins who died in 1981.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Francis of Assisi Church in West Nyack.
Interment will be made in St. Anthony's Cemetery in Nanuet.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis of Assisi Reaching Out Fund, 128 Parrott Road, West Nyack, N.Y 10994.
Jonathan Lewis of Equinunk, Pa., a student at the Wallenpaupack District School and a longtime participant of the Dyberry Day Camp, died Sunday, April 23, 2000, at the Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale, Pa. He was 18 years of age.
The son of Virginia Johnson Lewis and the late Robert Paul Lewis Sr., he was born November 25, 1981, in Long Island.
He is survived by his mother, at home; four brothers, Dennis Lewis of Hancock, Stephen Lewis of Equinunk, Pa., Brian Lewis of Hankins and Matthew Lewis of Honesdale, Pa.; three sisters, Deborah Blum, Michelle Lewis and Megan Lewis, all of Equinunk, Pa. He was predeceased by a brother, Robert Paul Lewis Jr. and two sisters, Kathleen Lewis and Jennifer Lewis.
There will be no visitation.
Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Assembly of God Church in Hankins with the Rev. Robert Paquet officiating.
Burial will be made in the Braman Cemetery in Braman.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Callicoon.
Raymond L. Baker
Ret. Stone Cutter, 78
Raymond L. Baker of Vestal, a lifelong Roscoe resident, a retired self-employed stone cutter and a sand hog during the tunnel construction, died Sunday, April 23, 2000, at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Binghamton. He was 78 years of age.
The son of the late Clarence and Anna Tempel Baker, he was born March 12, 1922, in the Town of Colchester.
A World War II veteran, he served in the US Army Glider Infantry and was a member of the Harold Wood Post No. 5911, Veterans of Foreign Wars, in Roscoe. He was also a founding member of the Horsebrook Hunting Club and a communicant of Gate of Heaven Church, both in Roscoe.
He is survived by his step-mother, Christine Baker of Vestal; and several cousins.
Friends may call at the Harris Funeral Home, Railroad Avenue, Roscoe, on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Gate of Heaven Church, Highland Ave., Roscoe, with the Rev. Alfred Croke officiating.
Burial will be made in Riverview Cemetery in Roscoe.
Memorial contributions may be made to Gate of Heaven Church, Roscoe, N.Y. 12776.
Andrew Fox, 85
Andrew Fox of White Sulphur Springs, a 12-year area resident, died Saturday, April 22, 2000, at his home. He was 85 years of age.
The son of the late Andrew and Annie Biggs Fox, he was born December 10, 1914, in New York City.
Mr. Fox was a member of Rose Valley Senior Citizens in Monticello and a member of St. Francis R.C. Church in Youngsville.
He is survived by his adopted family, Pat and Vinny Augustine of White Sulphur Springs.
Friends may call at the Ramsay's Funeral Home, 275 S. Main St., Liberty on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Francis R.C. Church, Route 52, Youngsville, with the Rev. Robert Nee officiating.
Burial will be made in the Liberty Cemetery in Liberty.