June 13, 2000
Erna Lepke, 88
Ret. Bank Teller
Erna Lepke of Ulster Heights, a retired teller at the former Ellenville Savings Bank and a 47-year area resident, died Saturday, June 10, 2000, at the Ellenville Community Hospital. She was 88 years of age.
The daughter of the late Henry and Minnie Zheil Lepke, she was born March 20, 1912, in Elmhurst.
Mrs. Lepke was a member, organist and past treasurer of the Ulster Heights United Methodist Church and a member of the Shawangunk Garden Club.
She is survived by three brothers, Clarence Lepke of Woodbury and Roy Lepke and Fred Lepke, both of Ulster Heights; a sister, Ruth Eck of Woodbourne; and several nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews and great-grand nieces and great-grand nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Herbert Lepke Sr. and a sister, Dorothy Lepke Whalen.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Loucks Funeral Home, Route 209, Ellenville, with the Rev. Peggyann Sauerhoff officiating.
Burial will be made in the Fantinekill Cemetery in Ellenville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ulster Heights United Methodist Church, Ulster Heights Road, Ellenville, N.Y. 12428.
Ret. Baker, 81
Michael "Mike" Szymczak of Liberty, a longtime area resident and a retired baker for Bakers Local #3 in New York City, died Thursday, June 8, 2000, at St. Vincent's Hospital in New York City. He was 81 years of age.
The son of the late Albert and Franceska Szymczak Zurow, he was born July 9, 1918, in Koln, Germany.
Mr. Szymczak was a member of St. Peter's Church in Liberty.
He is survived by his wife, Janina Pokrzywinska Szymczak, at home; a son, Tadeusz "Teddy" Szymczak of Flushing, Queens; a daughter, Halina Szymczak of Liberty; several brothers and sisters; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Peter's Church in Liberty on Monday 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.
Henrietta H. Rose
Ret. Businesswoman, 93
Henrietta H. Rose of Livingston Manor, a retired owner/operator of Rose Hardware Co. with her husband from 1938 to 1967 and a lifetime area resident, died Saturday, June 10, 2000, at the Roscoe Community Nursing Home in Roscoe. She was 93 years of age.
The daughter of the late Frederick R. and Gertrude Dohrmann Hoos, she was born September 24, 1906, in Livingston Manor. She was the widow of Raymond L. Rose.
Mrs. Rose was a member of the Livingston Manor Presbyterian Church, a 74-year member and past Worthy Matron of Sullivan Chapter #298, Order of the Eastern Star, and a former treasurer of the Livingston Manor Free Library, all in Livingston Manor.
She is survived by two brothers, Otto R. Hoos and Edward E. Hoos, both of Livingston Manor; a niece, Dr. Jane Domaracki; and three nephews, John O. Hoos, Jay E. Hoos and Carl A. Hoos.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Presbyterian Church in Livingston Manor with the Rev. Robert Hoag officiating.
Burial will be made in the Orchard Street Cemetery in Livingston Manor.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Livingston Manor Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 342, Livingston Manor, N.Y. 12758.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home in Livingston Manor.
William H. Tempel
Ret. Carpenter, 88
William H. Tempel of Shandelee, a retired Union Carpenter and, with his wife, the owner/operator of Lake View Hotel in Shandelee for 20 years, died Sunday, June 11, 2000, at the Walnut Mountain Care Center in Liberty. He was 88 years of age.
The son of the late Conrad and Katherine Orth Tempel, he was born March 9, 1912, in Livingston Manor.
Mr. Tempel was a decorated World War II veteran of the U. S. Army and a member of the Lester White American Legion Post #566 in Livingston Manor. He was also a member of Local Carpenters Union #19, a member and usher at St. Aloysius Church and a member of the Holy Name Society of the Church. He was a member and past president of the Shandelee Hunting Club, a member of the Livingston Manor Rotary Club and a member of the Livingston Manor Senior Citizens.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Virginia Foote Tempel, at home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Rose Tempel of Panama City, Fla., and Daniel and Elinor Tempel of North Pole, Alaska; three grandchildren, Jessica Davison of North Pole, Alaska, Heath Tempel of Valdosta, Ga., and Sonja Tempel of Panama City, Fla.; a great-grandchild, Kevin Michael Davison of North Pole, Alaska; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by four brothers, Joseph, Louis, Conrad Jr. and August Tempel, and a sister, Helen.
Friends may call at the Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home, 29 Pearl St., Livingston Manor on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
The Livingston Manor Senior Citizens will have a service at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. A prayer service will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday evening, also at the funeral home.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Aloysius Church with the Rev. Albert Croke officiating.
Burial will be made in Riverview Cemetery in Roscoe.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Aloysius Church Renovation Fund, Livingston Manor, N.Y. 12758.
Stella F. Kalka, 82
Ret. Dental Assistant
Stella F. Kalka of Tucson, Ariz., a former longtime Monticello resident, died Saturday, June 10, 2000, at her home. She was 82 years of age.
The daughter of the late John and Rachel Flicker, she was born June 9, 1918, in Brooklyn. She was the widow of Jack Kalka.
Mrs. Kalka worked as a dental assistant and an insurance underwriter in Monticello for many years and was most recently an insurance claims processor in Tucson, Ariz.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Sherry Greer Kalka of Hurleyville; a daughter and son-in-law, Beth and Randy Orenduff of Tucson, Ariz.; five grandchildren, Lena Harris, Jonathon Palley, Gina Kalka and Lisa Groshans, all of Tucson, Ariz., and John Kalka of Paducah, Kty.; five great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and numerous friends. She was predeceased by three brothers, Stanley, Roy and Mike Flicker.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home, 186 Broadway, Monticello.
Interment will be made in Temple Sholom Cemetery in Monticello.
The family will receive friends at the home of Steve and Sherry Kalka, Main St., Hurleyville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Handmaker Hospice, 5100 East Grant Rd., Tucson, Ariz. 85112.
Ret. Psychologist, 82
Murray Salzman of Fallsburg, a retired psychologist, New York City police officer and director of counseling at Sullivan County Community College and a longtime area resident, died Friday, June 9, 2000, at his home. He was 82 years of age.
The son of Louis and Lottie Malitz Salzman, he was born October 20, 1917, in Montreal, Canada.
Mr. Salzman was a World War II veteran of the U. S. Army and a member of American Legion Post #0001 in Albany. He was also a member of the Shomriam Society.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Esther Lifshitz Salzman, a resident at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Community General Hospital in Harris; two sons and daughters-in-law, Bruce and Roz Salzman of Milwaukee, Wisc., and Neil and Gina Alexis Salzman of Hallandale, Fla.; a daughter and son-in-law, Toby and David Sommers of Bethel; four grandchildren, Steven Sommers of Bethel, Kevin Sommers and his wife, Susie, of Liberty, Marc Sommers and his wife, Allison of Farmingdale and Nathan Salzman of Milwaukee, Wisc.; a great-granddaughter, Samantha Anne Sommers; a sister-in-law, Elsie Liff; dear friends, David and Beverly Paige; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Marjorie Love Barnett.
Graveside services and burial were held Sunday at the Temple Beth El Cemetery in Bethel.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 6725 Lyons St., P.O. Box 7E, East Syracuse, N.Y. 13057.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello.
Anneliese Gerdes, an 18-year resident of Narrowsburg, a homemaker and former resident of Brooklyn, died Friday, June 9, 2000, at the Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale, Pa. She was 73 years of age.
The daughter of the late Johann and Alma Rennabeck Finck, she was born October 16, 1926, in Germany.
She is survived by her husband, Diedrich Gerdes, at home; a brother, Helmut Finck in Germany; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Rasmussen Sons Funeral Home in Narrowsburg with the Rev. Phyllis Haynes officiating.
Interment will be made in Glen Cove Cemetery in Narrowsburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church Memorial Fund or the Tusten Ambulance Corps, both at Narrowsburg, N.Y. 12764.
Leonard L. Rosado
Const. Worker, 37
Leonard Louis Rosado of Middletown, a construction worker, died Friday, June 9, 2000, at Nyack Hospital. He was 37 years of age.
The son of Angelo Sr. and Linda Cherry Rosado, he was born February 6, 1963, in Middletown.
Mr. Rosado was a member of St. Paul's R.C. Church in Bullville and a member of the Middletown B.P.O.E. Lodge #1097.
In a family statement it was said, "On this date, we lost a wonderful man. Leonard was loved by all. He had an endless spirit. He will be remembered with warm, loving memories and some crazy times. He was known as a "wild and crazy" kind of guy, but his lighter side was known by few. He was famous for his two phrases, 'Look out, I'll do it' and 'I don't have time.' Leonard did have time to enjoy his friends and his family. He was a rock that many depended upon and he will never be forgotten. Leonard often talked about heaven and he was not afraid to leave this life. He often said he would be up there some day 'eating grapes with the big guy.' Leonard recently read the 23rd Psalm to his wife. This is who he believed in and this is the man we loved so dearly. He will be deeply missed."
He is survived by his wife, Christine Montuori Rosado, at home; his children, Leonard A. and Tabitha M.; his parents; two sisters, Maude Rosado of Middletown and Melinda Rosado-Hagadorn of Rock Hill; a brother, Angelo L. Rosado Jr. of Middletown; his paternal grandfather, Louis Rosado of Middletown; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his maternal grandfather, Leonard Cherry of Middletown.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph's R.C. Church, 149 Cottage St., Middletown, with Monsignor George Valastro officiating.
Interment will be made in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Middletown.
Stanley J. Dubanowich, a 15-year resident of Rockaway Township, N.J., a businessman and an auto mechanic, died Thursday, June 8, 2000, at his home. He was 48 years of age.
Born in Paterson, N.J., he was a former resident of Livingston, N.J., where he grew up. He founded and co-owned "Foreign Aid Inc." in Upper Montclair, N.J., with his brother, Kenneth, a business he started in 1980.
Mr. Dubanowich was an avid pilot and flew competitively in Northern New Jersey in acrobatic flying in his Pitts Special Aeroplane, out of the Blairstown, N.J., Airport.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret Nordskog Dubanowich and two sons, John and Jesse, all at home; two brothers, Kenneth H. Dubanowich of Denville, N.J., and Gary Epton of Baltimore, Md.; a sister, Gale F. McCarthy of Glen Spey; and two nephews, Sean McCarthy and Colin McCarthy.
Services were held Monday at the Green Pond Bible Chapel in Rockaway, N.J.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Center of Hospice Care, 187 Millburn Ave., Millburn, N.J. 07041.
Flossie A. Patterson
Ret. Nurses Assist., 60
Flossie Ann Patterson of South Fallsburg, a retired nurses assistant at Walnut Mountain Care Center in Liberty and a longtime area resident, died Wednesday, June 7, 2000, at the Seelig Division of Community General Hospital in Harris. She was 60 years of age.
The daughter of the late Cleveland and Flossie Johnson Patterson, she was born January 5, 1940, in Jackson Hamlet, N.C.
Ms. Patterson was a member of the First Baptist Church of South Fallsburg and an avid bingo player.
She is survived by her husband, Parnell Williams, at home; a son and daughter-in-law, Mitchell and Maureen Patterson of Syracuse; two daughters, Rebecca Patterson DaCosta and her husband, Carlos, and Cassandra Patterson, all of South Fallsburg; five brothers, Mike Patterson of Naples, Fla., Frank Patterson, Cleo Patterson and Robert Lee Patterson, all of Pinehurst, N.C., and Bobby Patterson of Greensboro, N. C.; three sisters, Mary McFagden and Bertha Patterson, both of Pinehurst, N.C., and Louise Martin of the Bronx; six grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; several nieces and nephews; and many friends.
Services will be held Tuesday at the Kendrick Funeral Home in Southern Pines, N.C.
Burial will be made in McGill Cemetery in Wagram, N.C.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of South Fallsburg Building Fund, P.O. Box 224, South Fallsburg, N.Y. 12779.
Daniel Sullivan Sr.
Ret. Custodian, 83
Daniel Joseph Sullivan Sr. of Woodbourne, a 20-year area resident and a retired custodian, died at his home on Sunday, June 11, 2000. He was 83 years of age.
The son of the late Timothy and Ellen Crowley Sullivan, he was born January 18, 1917, in Bayonne, N.J.
Mr. Sullivan was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army where he served as a technician.
He is survived by his wife, Rose Sullivan, at home; a son, Dan Sullivan Jr. of Woodbourne; two daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Calvin Dymond and Doreen and Robert Williams, all of Woodbourne; seven grandchildren, Shannon Sullivan, Erin Sullivan, Mary Rose Dymond, Calvin Dymond, Daniel Dymond, Timothy Dymond and Jeanellen Dymond.
Friends may call at the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home, 21 Canal Street, Ellenville, on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Mary and St. Andrew R.C. Church in Ellenville.
Cremation will be made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105.