August 29, 2000
Ruth G. Whitney
Ruth G. Whitney of Highland Lake, a homemaker and a longtime area resident, died Thursday, August 24, 2000, at the Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, N.J. She was 73 years of age.
The daughter of the late Fred and Anna Pasko Mort, she was born June 10, 1927, in Twin Rocks, Pa.
Mrs. Whitney was a member of Highland Senior Group.
In a family statement, it was said, "She was a mom, not only to her family, but to everyone who knew her."
She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Alan Whitney, at home; two sons, Todd Alan Whitney of Warwick and Rick Alan Whitney of Highland Lake; a daughter, Linda Lee Rogers of Brentwood, Tenn.; three brothers, Eugene Mort of Massachusetts, Edward Mort of Delaware and Fred Mort of the state of Florida; three sisters, Evelyn Mucha, Edith Hribar and Donna Stevens, all of Pennsylvania; four grandchildren, Jennifer Whitney, Ashleigh Rogers, Reeves Whitney and Dustin Rogers; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Monday at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Monticello.
Cremation was made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 628, Monticello, N.Y. 12701.
WWII Veteran, 83
Seymour "Bill" Schneider of Kissimmee, Fla., and Woodridge, died Friday, August 18, 2000, in Florida. He was 83 years of age.
The son of the late Nathan and Celia Schneider, he was born July 14, 1917, in New York City.
He was a decorated World War II Staff Sergeant and served his country for five years.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Luba Schneider; four daughters, Michele Penchansky of Woodridge, Judith Utter of Canton, Lee Ann Schneider of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Linda Schneider of Nashua, N.H.; and three grandchildren, Amy Penchansky of Woodridge and Jeffrey and Matthew Utter of Canton.
Graveside services and burial were held Wednesday at the Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery in Liberty.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Woodbourne.
John Yezavitas of Bloomingburg, a self-employed painter, died Sunday, August 27, 2000, at the Arden Hill Hospital in Goshen. He was 61 years of age.
The son of the late John and Catherine Henderson Yezavitas, he was born August 26, 1939, in Brooklyn.
He is survived by three daughters, Sherie Wallach of Phoenix, Ariz., Elaine Sochinsky of Long Island and Lois Toletio of Monticello; three grandchildren, David and Jessica Davila and Matthew Sochinsky; and a sister, Patricia Milo of Middletown.
Graveside services and burial will be held Wednesday at St. John's Cemetery in Queens.
Trial Lawyer, 72
Joseph Gold of Monticello and Marina Del Rey, Calif., a trial lawyer for over 50 years with practices in New York City, Great Neck, Monticello and Woodridge, died Sunday, August 27, 2000, at his home. He was 72 years of age.
The son of the late Murray and Shirley Ganson Gold, he was born November 13, 1928, in Brooklyn.
Mr. Gold was a graduate of St. John's University and Brooklyn Law School. A World War II veteran of the U.S. Army, he was an active member of Temple Sholom in Monticello. Mr. Gold was a former president of the Sullivan County Bar Association, a prior member of the House of Delegates of the New York State Bar Association, and was listed in Who's Who of American Law. He was also an Eagle Scout and a member of the Order of the Arrow.
He is survived by his wife, Gladys Guss Gold of Monticello and Marina Del Rey, Calif.; four children and their spouses, Sherry Gold and Gary Oberstein of Los Angeles, Calif., Steven and Susan Gold of Westport, Conn., Richard Gold and his partner, Brian Segel, of New York, and Lauren and Farhad Marvasti of Westlake Village, Calif.; and eight grandchildren, Rachel, David and Hannah Gold, Samantha and Andrew Oberstein and Keon, Darius and Jordan Marvasti. He was predeceased by a sister, Adrienne Diane Gold Huberman.
Services were held Monday at the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello.
Burial was made in the Old Montefiore Cemetery in Springfield Gardens.
Angel L. Toledo
Angel L. Toledo of Bethel, a landscaper and a lifelong area resident, died Friday, August 25, 2000, in Bethel. He was 26 years of age.
The son of Jose Toledo Sr. and Aurora Serrano, he was born November 19, 1973, in Liberty.
A communicant of St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church in Liberty, he had played baseball in the Men's League for Liberty Lanes.
He is survived by his father of Bethel; his mother of New Rochelle; four brothers, Jose Toledo Jr. of New Rochelle, Juan Toledo of Monticello, E.T. Toledo of Callicoon and Apollo Toledo of Monticello; two sisters, Linda of Monticello and Christina of Callicoon; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Harris Funeral Home, West Street at Buckley, Liberty, on Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, 264 North Main Street, Liberty, with Monsignor Edward Straub officiating.
Burial will be made in St. Peter's Cemetery in Liberty
Louis A . Carambot, 54
Louis A. Carambot of Masten Lake died at his home on Sunday, August 27, 2000. He was 54 years of age.
The son of Luis and Sara Auiles Carambot, he was born August 18, 1946, in Puerto Rico.
He is survived by his parents, a son, Louis Roman and a sister, Yolanda Carambot.
Friends may call at the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home, 21 Canal St., Ellenville, on Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. at the funeral home on Tuesday.
Interment will be made at the Bloomingburg Cemetery in Bloomingburg.
Margie M. Lambert, 71
Margie May Lambert of Port Jervis, a 50-year area resident, died Friday, August 25, 2000, at Mercy Community Hospital in Port Jervis. She was 71 years of age.
The daughter of the late Binnia Persinger Ricciotti and Jess Terry, she was born November 17, 1928, in Lewisburg, W. Va.
In a family statement, it was said, "She lived for her pets (Spike, Barney, Maggie and Brett) and to play Yahtzee with Gloria."
She is survived by her companion of 30 years, Corinne "Glitz" Gunther, at home; nine sisters, Gipsy Hock and her husband Daniel, and Venice Eckerson and her husband, Bob, all of Middletown, Betty Jacobs of Cheyenne, Wyo., Mickie DePriest and her husband, Ronald, of Fayetteville, W. Va., Sandra Ricciotti and Diana Ricciotti, both of Brandon, Oreg., Gloria Madden and her husband, Thom, of Huguenot, Toni Ricciotti of Cuddebackville and Rosemary Gonzalez and her husband, Fredie, of Westtown; a brother, Humbert "Rick" Ricciotti of Bloomingburg; an aunt, Sibble Childs of Middletown; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Jess "Pete" Terry, and a sister, Mabel Martino.
Services were held Monday at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Port Jervis with the Rev. Betsy Diver officiating.
Cremation was made at the H. G. Smith Crematory in Stroudsburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 31 West Main St., Port Jervis, N.Y. 12771.
Lynne M. Johnston
Lynne M. Johnston of Narrowsburg, a homemaker and a two-year area resident, formerly of Bergen County, N.J., and Atlanta, Ga., died Saturday, August 26, 2000, at the Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla. She was 52 years of age.
The daughter of Naomi Forsythe Haberli and the late John A. Haberli, she was born February 23, 1948, in Englewood, N.J.
She is survived by her husband, Dennis Johnston, at home; her mother of Hankins; three daughters, Jennifer Stephens of Beaumont, Tex., Sarah Mayham of Cartersville, Ga., and Kelly Johnston of Narrowsburg; a sister, Kim Uffleman of Rivervale, N.J.; four brothers, Jack Haberli, Brad Haberli and Scott Haberli, all of Hankins, and Bruce Haberli of Rivervale, N.J.; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Rasmussen Sons Funeral Home in Narrowsburg on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Steven Knutsen officiating.
Cremation will be made at the Twin Tiers Crematory in Endicott.
Ruth E. Stanton
Ruth E. Stanton of Mongaup Valley, a homemaker and lifelong area resident, died Monday, August 28, 2000, at the home of her son in Swan Lake. She was 88 years of age.
The daughter of the late Thornton and Minnie Daudt Crumley, she was born in Fraser Settlement (Town of Bethel) on August 16, 1912. She was the widow of Roy Stanton who died December 28, 1963.
Mrs. Stanton was a member of the Mongaup Valley United Methodist Church, the Bethel Senior Citizens and the American Association of Retired Persons.
She is survived by a son, Lowell Stanton and his wife, Eunice, of Swan Lake; three daughters, Marion Vassmer of Kauneonga Lake, Barbara Weiss and her husband, Norman, of Kauneonga Lake, and Yvonne Cunningham of Swan Lake; and eight grandchildren, Linda Vassmer, Vickie Simpson, Chris Cunningham, Colleen Cunningham, Patrick Cunningham, Tammy LaPolt, Scott Stanton and Jason Stanton; 15 great-grandchildren, Amanda, Heather and Kayla Brown, Erin and Daniel Cunningham, Shane, Jeremy, Brendon, Joshua and Ryan Cunningham, Paige and Ashley LaPolt, Caitlin and Mae Bonnaci, and Melanie Stanton; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Chester "Chet" Crumley.
Friends may call at the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Kauneonga Lake on Tuesday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Services will be held at the Mongaup Valley United Methodist Church, Route 17B, Mongaup Valley, on Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Richard Rodgers officiating.
Interment will be made in Union Cemetery in Mongaup Valley.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mongaup Valley United Methodist Church, Mongaup Valley, N.Y. 12762 or to Hospice of Orange/Sullivan County, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.