July 18, 2000
Lillian M. Krauss
Ret. K Teacher, 81
Lillian M. Krauss of Cochecton, a retired kindergarten teacher in area one-room schoolhouses and for many years at the Jeffersonville-Youngsville Central School, and a lifelong area resident, died Saturday, July 15, 2000, at the Roscoe Community Nursing Home in Roscoe. She was 81 years of age.
The daughter of the late Albert and Annie Sauer Kraack, she was born December 1, 1918, in Lake Huntington. She was the widow of Edward P. Krauss.
Mrs. Krauss graduated from Narrowsburg Central High School in 1938 and earned her teaching degree at New Paltz.
She was a member of the Lake Huntington Presbyterian Church and Ladies Aid Society as well as a former Sunday School Superintendent. Mrs. Krauss was a life member of the Girl Scouts of America, Sarah Wells Council; a Town of Cochecton historian and a past president of the Sullivan County Historical Society; a member of the Cochecton Preservation Society and chairman of the Cochecton Bicentennial Committee and Cochecton Papers I and II. She was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary to the H. Russell Kenyon Post No. 5808, Veterans of Foreign Wars, in Callicoon; a past president of the Women's Community Club of Cochecton; and a past president delegate of ADK Sorority in Jeffersonville.
In a family statement, it was said, "She will be greatly missed by her community and family."
She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Keith and Vicky Krauss of Fosterdale and Edward and Ann Krauss of Virginia Beach, Va.; four grandchildren, Richie and Kristina Krauss of Fosterdale, Sherri Krauss of Virginia Beach, Va., and Laura Krauss Slaughter of Seattle, Wash.; a great-grandchild, Noah Slaughter of Seattle, Wash.; a brother-in-law, Joseph Krauss of California; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Edward Kraack, and a sister, Sophie Robisch.
Friends may call at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville on Tuesday from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Lake Huntington Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Jacob Wielhouwer officiating.
Burial will be made in the Fosterdale Cemetery in Fosterdale.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cochecton Preservation Society, Cochecton, N.Y. 12726 or to the Lake Huntington Presbyterian Church, Lake Huntington, N.Y. 12752.
Steven Stalker of Damascus, Pa., a longtime area resident and a self-employed landscaper, died Sunday, July 9, 2000, in Damascus, Pa.
The son of Frieda Caffery Stalker and the late Clarence Stalker, he was born September 9, 1950, in Callicoon.
A veteran of the U.S. Army, he was a member of the First Baptist Church of Damascus, Pa.
He is survived by his wife, Trudy Brigham Stalker, and a daughter, Jennifer Stalker, both at home; his mother of Galilee, Pa.; a sister, Barbara Connell of Alabama; two brothers, Arthur Stalker of West Chester, Pa., and John Stalker of Owego; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a daughter, Sarah, and by three brothers, Fredrick, David and Terrance Stalker.
Graveside services and burial were held Saturday at the Hillcrest Cemetery in Galilee, Pa., with the Rev. Stuart Hunt officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Damascus or to the Damascus Christian Academy, both at Damascus, Pa. 18415.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Rasmussen Sons Funeral Home in Narrowsburg.
Joseph L. McAbier
Joseph L. McAbier, a longtime resident of Neversink, died Tuesday, July 11, 2000, at the Seelig Division of Community General Hospital in Harris after a long illness. He was 40 years of age.
The son of the late Vernon and Alice Marshall McAbier, he was born March 23, 1960, in Liberty.
Mr. McAbier was a member of Local 147 Sand Hog & Tunnel Workers Union and a blaster for Local 17.
He is survived by his wife, Ann Washburn McAbier of Port Jervis; four daughters, Kandy, Brenda and Tanya McAbier, all of Port Jervis, and Jennifer McAbier of Loch Sheldrake; a brother, John McAbier of Neversink; a sister, LouAnne Corrigan of Slidell, La.; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Services were held Sunday at the funeral home with the Rev. Robert C. Nadelen officiating.
Cremation was made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Daniel Nagel, 44
Daniel "Spanky" Nagel of Bloomingburg, a former employee of A. Bohrer Warehouse in Moonachie, N.J., died Thursday, July 13, 2000, at the Horton Medical Center in Middletown.
The son of Jennie Morka Nagel and the late Frank Nagel, he was born May 27, 1956, in New York City.
He is survived by his mother; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Wanda and Fred Heiser and Maria and Tom Casas, all of Katy, Tex.; a brother, Christopher Nagel of Houston, Tex.; two nephews and their wives, Travis and Tracy Heiser and Reid and Jill Heiser; a grand-niece, Jaclyn Heiser; a grand-nephew, Cody Heiser; and close family friends, Lolly Coiro, Betty Diamond, Tara and Greg Klink, Jodi Desiderio and Darryl and Bethany Diamond.
Services were held Monday at the Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home in Middletown.
Cremation was private.
Burial of the cremains will be made in the family plot in the Bloomingburg Rural Cemetery in Bloomingburg.
Scott R. Morris
Scott R. Morris, an operator and laborer for Johnston & Rhodes Bluestone Co. in East Branch and a longtime area resident, died Wednesday, July 12, 2000, at the Delaware Valley Hospital in Walton. He was 33 years of age.
The son of Virginia Thacher Morris and the late Henry Morris, he was born April 21, 1967, in Bergenfield, N.J.
He is survived by his wife, Jennifer L. Young Morris, a son, Christopher L. Morris and a daughter, Taylor V. Morris, all at home; his mother of East Branch; a sister, Wendy Morris of East Branch; two brothers, Keith Morris of Middletown and Jeffrey Morris of New Mexico; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Saturday at the East Branch Community Church with the Rev. Paul Cicio officiating.
Burial was made in the East Branch Cemetery, East Branch.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Memorial Fund for Christopher and Taylor Morris, c/o Jennifer Morris, HC 89, Box 60A, Downsville, N.Y. 13755.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Harris Funeral Home in Roscoe.
Ret. Hair Stylist, 86
Fred LaBua of Middletown, a retired hair stylist at Country Squire in Monticello and a former school crossing guard in the City of Middletown, died Saturday, July 15, 2000, at the Middletown Park Manor. He was 86 years of age.
The son of the late Fortunato and Josephine LaBua, he was born March 21, 1914, in Pennsylvania.
Mr. LaBua was very active in softball leagues in Sullivan County.
He is survived by his wife, Lillian LaBua of Tennessee; four children, Fred LaBua of Bethel, Conn., Theresa LaBua of Madisonville, Tenn., JoAnn Brown of Santa Rosa, Calif., and Joyce Hamblin and her husband, Peter, of Middletown; several brothers and sisters, 13 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held a 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Ralston-Lippincott-Hasbrouck-Ingrassia Funeral Home in Middletown.
Burial will be in Wallkill Cemetery in Phillipsburg.
Ret. Cabinet Maker, 76
Theodore "Teddy" Feldberg of Monticello, a lifelong area resident, a retired self-employed custom cabinet maker and the owner/operator of Monticello Cabinet Manufacturers, died Saturday, July 15, 2000, at the Sullivan County Adult Care Center in Liberty. He was 78 years of age.
The son of the late Morris and Lena Remzervitz Feldberg, he was born June 1, 1922, in the Bronx.
Mr. Feldberg was a more than 50-year member of the Monticello Fire Department and a charter secretary of the NYS Fire Police Association. He was involved with the Boy Scouts of America for 64 years, an Eagle Scout and holder of the Silver Beaver Award. He and his brother, Seymour, were leaders of Troop 83 for 25 years. Mr. Feldberg was a member and past president of Temple Sholom and a member of the choir of the Temple. He was a longtime outdoor trainer for the Boy and Girl Scouts and a longtime hunter safety instructor.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Shirley Karp Feldberg, at home; a son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Philip and Penny Feldberg of Windsor, Conn.; a daughter and son-in-law, Ellen and Michael Rundle of Boiling Spring, Pa.; a sister, Diane Levine of Monticello; a brother, Seymour Feldberg of Monticello; four grandchildren, Cindie, Samara, Ariana and Heather; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Edward Feldberg.
Services were held Monday at the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello with Rabbi Irwin Tanenbaum officiating.
Burial was made in Temple Sholom Cemetery in Monticello.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Family Council of the Sullivan County Adult Care Center, Liberty, N.Y. 12754, or to the charity of one's choice.
Mildred D. LaBarr
Ret. Bank Cashier, 71
Mildred "Midge" D. LaBarr, a lifelong area resident and a retired bank cashier, died Sunday, July 16, 2000, at the Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale, Pa. She was 71 years of age.
The daughter of the late George and Hazel Weber LaBarr, she was born March 30, 1929, in Beaver Brook.
Miss LaBarr worked as a bank cashier for over 40 years, first at the United National Bank in Narrowsburg and stayed in their employ when the bank became Norstar and then Fleet. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Chruch in Narrowsburg.
She is survived by a sister, Ida Berger of Narrowsburg; two nephews, John Berger of Sparrowsbush and Robert Berger of Pittsburgh, Pa.; a brother-in-law, Klendin Kirby of Yulan; and several nieces and nephews, including Georgia Kirby of Yulan. She was predeceased by two brothers, Ernest LaBarr and Charles LaBarr, and a sister, Joan Kirby.
There will be no visitation.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date.
Cremation was made at the Twin Tiers Crematory in Endicott with interment of the cremains in the Beaver Brook Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's Memorial Fund, Narrowsburg, N.Y. 12764.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Rasmussen Sons Funeral Home in Narrowsburg.