Ret. Machinist, 65
May 19, 2000 -- Basil "Mac" McCormack of Jeffersonville and Parker Dam, Calif., a maintenance worker at Black Meadow Landing in Parker Dam and a retired automotive machinist at South End Machine Shop in Liberty, died Saturday, May 13, 2000, in Parker Dam. He was 65 years of age.
The son of the late Basil and Cecelia McCormack, he was born October 17, 1934, in Summit, N.J.
Mr. McCormack was a member and past chief of the Jeffersonville Fire Department; a former member of the Rock Hill Fire Department; a member of the Sullivan County Fire Chiefs Association and the New York State Fire Chiefs Association. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army National Guard.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy "Dot" Bonhard Mc Cormack, at home; two daughters, Susan McCormack of East Atlantic Beach and Beth Bernitt of North Branch; two sons, Brian McCormack and John McCormack, both of Jeffersonville; four step-daughters, Robin Ihlefeldt of White Lake, Tammy Burns of Munci, Ind., Jodi Hendrickson of Sterling, Va., and Penny Sellars of Indianapolis, Ind.; four granddaughters; a grandson; and seven step-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a sister, Diane Flynn.
A memorial service will be held Sunday at 12:30 p.m. at the Jeffersonville Fire House with the Rev. Robert Nee officiating.
Cremation was made in California.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jeffersonville Fire Department or the Jeffersonville Volunteer First Aid Squad, both at Jeffersonville, N.Y. 12748.
Blanche Dolly Davis
Co-Owner Artist Studio, 82
Blanche Genevieve "Dolly" Fennell Hendrickson Davis of Long Eddy, a longtime area resident and the co-owner of Wildwood Studio with her late hushand, Francis Davis, died Tuesday, January 11, 2000, at the Seelig Division of Community General Hospital in Harris. She was 82 years of age.
The daughter of the late Arthur B. and Marguerite Sheldon Fennell, she was born September 18, 1917, in Syracuse. She was the widow of Samuel A. Hendrickson who died in 1973 and Francis W. Davis who died in 1999.
A graduate of Ridgewood (N.J.) High School, she attended Skidmore College. Mrs. Davis was the co-owner of 5-H Acres School of Riding, a state accredited and licensed school for horseback riding instructors in Cortland. The Wildwood Studio, which she and Mr. Davis operated for many years, was renowned for its fishing, wildlife and nature artistry and was located in Long Eddy. Mrs. Davis was also a statewide competitive golfer and was active in such organizations as Girl Scouts, 4-H, candy stripers and environmental education.
She is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Lee and Scott Sampson of Ovid, Pat and Eric Hampleman of Albuquerque, N. Mex., and Suzie and Mitch Hubbard of Winchester, Va.; a sister, Betty Huckins of Topsfield, Mass.; and four grandchildren, Scott Sampson of Chesapeake, Va., Kate Stroh of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Kirk Hampleman of Albuquerque, N. Mex., and Luke Hubbard of Winchester, Va.
Graveside services and burial will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday at the Glenwood Cemetery in Homer.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Catskill Flyfishing Center, Old Route 17, Livingston Manor, N.Y. 12758; the American Cancer Society, 6725 Lyons St., P.O. Box 7E, East Syracuse, N.Y. 13057; or to the Sullivan County 4-H Club, c/o Cornell Cooperative Extension Service, Ferndale-Loomis Rd., Liberty, N.Y. 12754.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Harris Funeral Home in Roscoe.
Larry J. Mittico
Ret. Bus Driver, 63
Larry John Mittico of Croton-on-Hudson, a retired 23-year bus driver for Shortline and a former Circleville resident, died Monday, May 15, 2000, in Horton Medical Center, Middletown. He was 63.
The son of Nicholas Mittico and the late Frances Martin Mittico, he was born April 16, 1937, in Brooklyn.
A U.S. Navy veteran, he was a member, 1998-1999 commander and past chaplain of the D.S. Burrows, Chapter #5, Disabled American Veterans, in Middletown. Mr. Mittico was a graduate of St. John's High School in Goshen.
He is survived by his father; his wife, Janet Brosch Mittico, at home; three daughters, Darlene Mittico of Woodridge and Lori Ann Mittico and Nicole Mittico, both of Circleville; several nieces and nephews; and several grand-nieces and grand-nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Friday at the Church of the Infant Saviour in Pine Bush with the Rev. Alfred Gallant officiating.
Burial will be made in the Wallkill Cemetery in Phillipsburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, Middletown, N.Y. 10940.
Helen A. Kraycer
Helen A. Kraycer of Liberty, a homemaker and a 46-year area resident, died Monday, May 15, 2000, at the Seelig Division of Community General Hospital in Harris. She was 85 years of age.
The daughter of the late Michael and Agatha Swierczek, she was born November 10, 1914, in Dickson City, Pa. She was the widow of Joseph Kraycer who died March 27, 1970.
Mrs. Kraycer was a member of St. Peter's R.C. Church in Liberty.
She is survived by three sons, Joseph Kraycer of Port Jervis and Michael Kraycer and Edward Kraycer, both of Liberty; two daughters, Anna Payne and Bernice Danzer, both of Liberty; two brothers, Benedict Swierczek of Throop, Pa., and Roman Swierczek of Olyphant, Pa.; two sisters, Rose Dziedzic of Olyphant, Pa., and Elizabeth Marvid of Eynon, Pa.; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a sister, Martha, and a brother, John.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Wednesday at St. Peter's Church in Liberty with Monsignor Edward Straub officiating.
Burial was made in St. Peter's Cemetery in Liberty.
Funeral arrangements were made by Ramsay's Funeral Home in Liberty.
E. Jeanette Stone
E. Jeanette Stone of the Town of Newburgh, a homemaker and a lifelong area resident, died Monday, May 15, 2000, at the Cornwall Hospital. She was 82 years of age.
The daughter of the late Fred and Ella Weller, she was born January 21, 1918, in Newburgh. She was the widow of Fred G. Stone.
Mrs. Stone attended Newburgh schools.
In a family statement, it was said, "She was a beloved mother, 'Nanny Cookie' grandmother, sister and wife. A sweet soul who always gave of herself to anyone in need."
Mrs. Stone is survived by a daughter, Jeanne Sommers of Bloomingburg; a brother, George R. Weller of York, Me.; four grandchildren, Donna Housman, Lori Holmes, Cindy Schneider and Christopher Sommers; nine great-grandchildren, Amy, T.J., Kenny, Johnny, Jeanette, Christopher Jr., Michael, Nicole and Kaitlyn; a niece and several nephews.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Gridley-Moran Funeral Home, 39 Orchard St., Walden.
Burial will be made in Woodlawn Cemetery in New Windsor.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 6725 Lyons St., P.O. Box 7E, East Syracuse, N.Y. 13057 or to the American Diabetes Association, c/o NYS Memorial Processing Center, P.O. Box 31160, Hartford, Conn. 06150-1160.
Nelson Nip Calhoun
Ret. Field Tester, 80
Nelson R. "Nip" Calhoun of Monticello, a lifelong area resident and a retired chief field tester for NYSEG with 38 years of service, died Tuesday, May 16, 2000, at the Seelig Division of Community General Hospital in Harris. He was 80 years of age.
The son of the late Raymond and Myrtle Bedford Calhoun, he was born February 26, 1920, in Monticello.
Mr. Calhoun was a member of the NYSEG Quarter Century Club. A veteran of World War II, he served in the 704 Tank Destroyer Battalion of General Patton's Third Army. He was a member of the Ruddick Trowbridge Post #73, American Legion, a member of B.P.O.E. Lodge #1544 and a former member of Bear Paw Hunting Club, all in Monticello; and a lifelong member of Jackson Hunting Club.
In a family statement, it was said, "We have all lost a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and friend. We will all miss him very much."
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Violet Price Calhoun, at home; a son, Roger N. Calhoun of Monticello; a granddaughter, Balinda Eileen Irelan of Rock Hill; a grandson, Reed Nelson Calhoun of Colorado Springs, Colo; two great-grandsons, Matthew and Corey; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, Stanley and Henry Calhoun, and a sister, Arthene Brasington.
Friends may call at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 195 Broadway, Monticello, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
The Elks and American Legion will conduct services Friday evening at the funeral home.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Burial will be made in Messenger Cemetery in Monticello.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Thomas M. Callihan Memorial Scholarship Fund Inc., 19 Prince St., Monticello, N.Y. 12701.
Evelyn M. King
Evelyn M. King of Matamoras, Pa., a longtime area resident, died Monday, May 15, 2000, in Jordan, N.Y. She was 79 years of age.
The daughter of the late Laurence and Clara Houghtaling Bedord, she was born August 15, 1920, in Monticello. She was the widow of William C. King.
Mrs. King was a member of Matamoras United Methodist Church, a member and past treasurer of the Wonder Workers of the church and a member of the Matamoras Senior Citizens.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, William and Maria King of Jordan; a brother, Dr. William O. Bedford of Little Rock, Ark.; a grandson, Chad King; two sisters-in-law, Josie King and Helen Peters, both of Matamoras, Pa.; a niece; and several nephews, including Thomas King and Keith Peters, both of Matamoras, Pa.
Services were held Thursday at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home in Port Jervis with the Rev. Henry Isaacks officiating.
Burial was made in the Hurleyville Cemetery in Hurleyville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 6725 Lyons St., P.O. Box 7E, East Syracuse, N.Y. 13057 or the Matamoras United Methodist Church, 209 Avenue H, Matamoras, Pa. 18336.