May 26, 2000
Ret. from Con Ed, 89
Nicholas Gionciotta of (Tennanah Lake) Roscoe, a retired employee of Con Edison Electric in New York City, died Sunday, May 21, 2000, at the Elmhurst Hospital in Queens. He was 89 years of age.
He is survvived by two daughters, Renee and Nancy; eight grandchildren; several cousins; and many friends.
No further details were available.
Eugenia Koblinyk, a 12-year resident of Port Jervis, died Tuesday, May 23, 2000, at her home. She was 86 years of age.
The daughter of the late Nicholas and Maria Klynowych Kolpecki, she was born January 1, 1914, in Ukraine.
She is survived by two sons, Terry Koblinyk of Port Jervis and Michael Koblinyk of Brick Township, N.J; a daughter, Oksana Nalio of Long Valley, N.J.; three sisters, Vera Labinsky of Somerset, N.J., and two in Ukraine; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held Friday at the Gray-Parker Funeral Home in Port Jervis followed by a Liturgy Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Volodymyr's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Glen Spey.
Burial will be made in Holy Spirit Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery in Hamptonburg.
Jennie Peterson of Spokane, Wash., a past matron and 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star, died Thursday, May 18, 2000, in Spokane. She was 95 years of age.
The widow of Olaf Peterson, she was born April 21, 1905, in Rock Valley.
Mrs. Peterson is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Arthur and Diane Peterson of Phoenix, Ariz.; a daughter, Virginia DeBellonia of Spokane, Wash.; a sister, Mary Oestrich of Fernwood (Long Eddy); a grandson and his wife, Michael and Denise DeBellonia of Spokane, Wash; two great-granddaughters, Deanna and Leah DeBellonia; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Graveside services and burial were held in Rock Valley on Thursday.
Marshall Bossley, 52
Marshall Bossley of Swan Lake, a computer programmer with Bellcorp of Parsipanny, N.J., and a retired employee of AT&T, died Monday, May 22, 2000, at the Seelig Division of Community General Hospital in Harris. He was 52 years of age.
The son of Vernon Bossley and Elaine Glassford Bossley, he was born February 22, 1948, in Liberty.
Mr. Bossley was a member of the Sioux Hunting Club in Bethel and a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War.
He was a graduate of Vineland (N.J.) High School, and had attended Jeffersonville-Youngsville Central School and Cornwall Central School.
He is survived by his wife, Helen Head Bossley, at home; his mother, Elaine Josephsen, of Mays Landing, N.J.; his father and stepmother, Vernon and Georgie Bossley of Cornwall; three stepchildren, Tom Lohmann of West Park, and B.J. Lohmann and Amy Lohmann, both of Narrowsburg; two brothers, Dale Bossley of Mountainville and Rick Bossley of Montgomery; two step-sisters, Heidi Bossley of Chicago, Ill., and Heather and her husband, Lt. Steven Douglas of Lakeland, Wash; his brothers and sisters-in-law, Audrey and Tim Cheng of Texas, Robert and Darlene Head of Callicoon, and Peter Head of Scipio Center; a step-granddaughter, Shayna Lohmann; an uncle and his wife, Emerson and Emma Bosley, and an aunt, Laverne Neuberger, all of Jeffersonville; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Thursday at the Jeffersonville Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Robert McLeod officiating.
Burial was made in the Jeffersonville Presbyterian Cemetery in Jeffersonville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, PO. Box 628, Monticello, N.Y. 12701 or to the Town of Liberty Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Liberty, N.Y. 12754.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville.
Greta I. Spriggs
Ret. Teacher, 89
Greta Irene Rorbach Spriggs, a resident of the Canton Christian Home in Canton, Ohio, a former resident of Livingston Manor and a retired 37-year school teacher, died Friday, May 12, 2000, in Ohio. She was 89 years of age.
She was born January 25, 1911, in Johnsonburg, N.J., and was the widow of Harold Spriggs.
Mrs. Spriggs was a 50-year member of Sullivan Chapter No. 298, Order of the Eastern Star, in Livingston Manor and a member of the Church of the Savior United Methodist Church in Canton, Ohio. Before moving to Ohio, Mrs. Spriggs was a member of the Livingston Manor Presbyterian Church. She attended school in New Jersey and earned her Bachelor's and Master's degrees at the State University in Oneonta.
In a family statement, it was said, "She will be missed by her friends and by the family of William and Nancy Harvey who loved her as 'Aunt Greta'." In a note from Mrs. Harvey, she relates to friends of Greta "You were, indeed, good and precious friends of Greta. She was blessed and thankful for your caring friendship her whole life. She spoke of you often because of this relationship and she spoke of it with deep appreciation."
She is survived by a nephew, Lewis, and a niece, Charlene. She was predeceased by two sisters, Gertrude and Helen, and by a brother, Fred.
A memorial service was held May 18 at the Canton Christian Home with Dr. William R. Harvey and Canton Christian Home Chaplain Ronald Iwanusa officiating.
Interment was made in the Johnsonburg Christian Cemetery in Johnsonburg, N.J.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Educational Loan Fund of the Church of the Savior United Methodist Church, c/o Mr. and Mrs. Wm. R. Harvey, 323-36th St. N.W., Canton, Ohio, 44709-3035.
Edward B. Johnson
Ret. Jeweler, 85
Edward B. Johnson of Forestburgh, the retired owner of Johnson & Elliott Jewelry Store in Monticello and a longtime area resident, died Wednesday, May 24, 2000, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Community General Hospital in Harris. He was 85 years of age.
The son of the late William E. and Emily Bullard Johnson, he was born November 14, 1914, in New York City.
He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army.
Mr. Johnson is survived by a sister, Dorothy Tully of Tacoma, Wash.; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services and burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Riverview Cemetery in Roscoe.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Harris Funeral Home in Roscoe.
Ethel W. Bonner
Ethel W. Bonner of Syracuse, a former longtime Monticello resident and a homemaker, died Saturday, May 20, 2000, at St. Camillus Rehabilitation Center. She was 80 years of age.
The daughter of the late Doc and Rosie Carter Walker, she was born October 23, 1919, in Bromley, Ala. She was the widow of Freeman E. Bonner who died in 1992.
Mrs. Bonner was a member of the Bethlehem Temple Church in Monticello where she was a past treasurer, secretary, and church pianist, as well as a member of the Missionary Board and Mother's Board.
She is survived by three sons, Edward Freeman Bonner of Kalamazoo, Mich, Allan Bonner of Monticello and Frederick Bonner of Bloomingburg; two daughters, Rachel Kgama and Alice Dunn, both of Syracuse; two brothers, Rev. Percy Walker of Troy and Rev. Leon Walker of Syracuse; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
Services were held Wednesday at the Bethlehem Temple Church in Monticello with the Rev. Mervin Armstead officiating.
Interment was made in the Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery in Liberty.
Funeral arrangements were made by Ramsay's Funeral Home in Monticello.
Anne LaPolt of Smallwood, a homemaker, died Friday, May 19, 2000, at the Seelig Division of Community General Hospital in Harris. She was 83 years of age.
The daughter of the late James and Anna Foley, she was born June 7, 1916.
Mrs. LaPolt was a member of St. Peter's Church in Monticello; a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Smallwood-Mongaup Valley Fire Department and secretary of the Democratic Club.
In a family statement, it was said, "We have lost a wonderful mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, great aunt, sister and friend. Anne loved life - she embraced each day with her vivacious personality and smile. She gave of herself freely to family, friends and neighbors. Anne was a special woman. She loved people and saw the good in everyone. She was always the optimist. She was as enthusiastic about everyone's good fortune as her own. If you asked her, she was the richest person on earth and had anything she possibly needed, yet lived humbly. She had the heart of an angel and the devilishness of a leprechaun. She will be greatly missed by all of us whose lives she touched. May the road rise up to meet you, the wind always be at your back, the sunshine warm upon your face. May God hold you in the palm of His hand until we meet again."
She is survived by a son, Gerald Chack of Rock Hill; a daughter, Susan Buell of Memphis, Tenn.; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Wednesday at St. Peter's R. C . Church in Monticello.
Cremation was private.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Woodbourne.
Daniel H. Stamm, 63
Daniel H. Stamm of Bloomingburg, a longtime area resident, died Monday, May 22, 2000, at his home. He was 63 years of age.
The son of the late Henry and Sarah Louise Rockett Stamm, he was born March 15, 1937, in Weehawken, N.J.
Mr. Stamm was a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Rock Hill, an active member of The Gideon Society and a member of the Christian Sportsman's Club.
He is survived by his wife, Judith M. Manninger Stamm of Bloomingburg; a son, Greg Stamm of Sandy Hook, Conn.; four daughters, Judy Birdsall of Somers, Elisabeth dePicciotto of Manhattan, Christine Griffin of Denver, Colo., and Kathleen Bederaux-Cayne of Seymour, Ind.; seven grandchildren, Josh G., Jenni, Sarah, Laura, Samuel, Joshua W. and Haley; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held Thursday in the Rock Hill Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. Roy Shaffer officiating.
Cremation was made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Interment of the ashes will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Gideon Society, P.O. Box 140800, Nashville, Tenn. 37214-0800.
Funeral arrangements were made by the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Wurtsboro.
Alice A. Halstead
Ret. Factory Wkr., 89
Alice A. Halstead of Wurtsboro, a retired factory worker for Rosenstock in Ellenville and a lifelong area resident, died Thursday, May 25, 2000, at the Horton Medical Center in Middletown. She was 89 years of age.
The daughter of the late Latus and Mary Every, she was born July 17, 1910, in Kripplebush. She was the widow of Theodore R. Halstead, Sr.
Mrs. Halstead was a member of Community Church of Wurtsboro.
She is survived by six sisters and three brothers-in-law, Rose and Tom Winship and Mary and Dave Geer, all of Middletown, Ruth and Harold Wood of Enfield, Conn., Ina Ploss of the state of Florida, Myrtis Quick of New Paltz and Mildred Yerry of Stone Ridge; 17 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Theodore R. Halstead Jr., a daughter, Catherine Martin and two brothers, Victor Every and Preston Every.
Friends may call at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 173 Sullivan St., Wurtsboro, on Saturday from noon to 2 p.m.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Tom Neuviller officiating.
Burial will be made in Sylvan Cemetery in Wurtsboro.
Memorial contributions may be made to Community Church of Wurtsboro Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 487, Wurtsboro, N.Y. 12790.