May 16, 2000
Charles F. Kaiser Jr.
Ret. Attorney, 92
Charles F. Kaiser Jr. of Naples, Fla., died Wednesday, November 24, 1999. He was 92 years of age.
The son of the late Charles F. and M. Victoria Mueller Kaiser, he was born in Youngsville in 1907.
Mr. Kaiser graduated from Union University Albany Law School LLB and worked for over 50 years as an attorney. He retired as a member of the law firm of Kaiser, Murray and Collier Esqs. in Ellenville.
He was a member of the New York State, American and Ulster County Bar Associations. During his career, Mr. Kaiser was on the Committees of Grievances and Professional Discipline, chairman of the Third Judicial Department Committee of Professional Standards, a member of the Committee on Clients Security Fund, an honorary trustee of the former Ellenville Savings Bank, a judge for the Village of Ellenville Court, supervisor for the Township of Wawarsing and the assistant secretary for the New York State Constitutional Convention in 1938.
During World War II, he was a corporal in the Department of Intelligence and Security. He was honored by the Ulster County Bar Association for voluntary services to charitable, civic and religious organizations. In 1955 and 1969 he was mentioned in the Who's Who in the East.
Mr. Kaiser was an over 65-year member and past master of the Wawarsing Masonic Lodge No. 582 in Ellenville and a member and past commander of the Cook-Taylor Post No. 111, American Legion, in Ellenville. He was also a member of the Spanish Wells Country Club and Moorings Presbyterian Church in Naples, Fla.
He is survived by his wife, Emma H. Kaiser, at home; two children, Bethellen Kaiser Jones of Brookline, Mass., and Charles F. Kaiser III of Silver Springs, Md.; and four grandchildren, Charles F. Kaiser IV, Brooke V. Kaiser, Travis O. Jones and Emilie S.K. Jones.
A memorial service was held at the Bentley Village Care Facility on November 27 with the Rev. Bruce G. Ingles officiating.
(Editor's Note: This information was just received at the Sullivan County Democrat.)
Edwin "Wally" Coburn
Edwin W. "Wally" Coburn of Callicoon died Saturday, May 13, 2000, in Callicoon. He was 75 years of age.
The son of the late Edwin W. and Elizabeth Campbell Coburn, he was born August 6, 1924, in Brooklyn.
Mr. Coburn was employed by the Addressograph-Multigraph Co. as a supervisor in the Rebuild Division of the Offset Printing Department for 30 years. He spent 20 years with the School of the Holy Child Jesus, Oak Knoll Schools, in Summit, N.J. where he was in charge of buildings and grounds.
A Navy Petty Officer in World War II, he saw action aboard a PT boat in New Guinea, the Phillipine Islands and the South Pacific. He was a life member of the Allan Milk Memorial Post No. 7276, Veterans of Foreign Wars, in Long Eddy. Active in sports and a very avid fisherman, he was an honorary member of the Pleasant Valley Hunting Club in Callicoon. The Coburn family still maintains a second home along the banks of the Delaware River in Pennsylvania, dating back to the early 1900s.
He is survived by his wife, Alice Coburn, of Nutley, N.J.; a daughter, Dawn Coburn Joy of Erie, Pa.; three grandchildren; three brothers, twins Robert Coburn of Albany and Richard Coburn of Florida (both formerly of Callicoon) and Harry Coburn of Hillside, N.J.; and several nieces and nephews.
Cremation was made at the Twin Tiers Crematory in Endicott.
A Memorial Mass will be offered at Holy Cross Church in Callicoon on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Ignatius Smith officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Herbert Ballard Sr.
Ret. Truck Driver, 75
Herbert Floyd Ballard Sr. of Memphis, Tenn., a former resident of Mongaup Valley and a retired truck driver, died Sunday, May 7, 2000, at the Allenbrook Nursing Home in Memphis, Tenn. He was 75 years of age.
The son of the late Herbert William and Catherine Lare Ballard, he was born April 2, 1925, in Livingston Manor. He was the widower of Marie Elizabeth Hughes Ballard who died in 1992.
Mr. Ballard was one of the first truck drivers for Channel Master Corp., being in their employ from 1952 to 1966. He then left to drive for Silvey Trucking in Council Bluffs, Iowa, having retired in 1992 after 24 years of service.
He is survived by three sons, Russell Ballard of Kingston, Herbert Ballard Jr. of Kansas City, Kans., and Richard Ballard of Omaha, Neb.; a daughter, Lynda Maddox of Memphis, Tenn.; a brother, Albert Ballard of Bushnell, Neb.; three sisters, Joyce Morrison of Newport News, Va., Dorothy Radar of Ocala, Fla., and Ellen Thigpen of Burgaw, N.C.; and six grandchildren, Jennifer Ballard of Brooklyn, Tara Ballard of Lincoln, Neb., Amanada, Kenneth and Tyler Ballard of Kansas City, Kans., and Samuel and Caitlyn Maddox of Memphis, Tenn.
Services will be held at the Mongaup Valley Union Cemetery, Starlight Rd., Mongaup Valley on Tuesday at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Kenneth Rodgers officiating.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Kauneonga Lake.