September 26, 2000
Ret. VP/Kiln Oper., 87
Clarence D. Sherwood of Livingston Manor, a lifelong area resident; and a former vice president and dry kiln operator for Burr Sherwood Inc., in Livingston Manor, died Wednesday, September 20, 2000, at the Albany Veterans Administration Medical Center. He was 87 years of age.
The son of the late Leonard Post and Delilah Knapp Sherwood, he was born July 12, 1913, in Livingston Manor.
A World War II veteran, he served throughout the Pacific with the Naval Amphibious Forces. He was awarded combat stars and ribbons for the Iwo Jima Operation, the Okinawa Operation and the occupation of Japan.
Mr. Sherwood was a trustee and elder of the Livingston Manor Presbyterian Church, a director of the Orchard Street Cemetery Association and a member of the Livingston Manor Lodge #791, Free and Accepted Masons. He was also a member and past commander of American Legion Post #566 and the Livingston Manor Memorial Post #6081, Veterans of Foreign Wars, both in Livingston Manor, and a longtime member of the New England Dry Kiln Association. The Sherwood Company manufactured tournament bowling pins and was a vendor to the Brunswick Corp.
In a family statement, it was said, "Clarence will always be remembered as a loving father and grandfather. As a Navy veteran, he was proud to serve his country. He was always willing to lend a hand within his community."
He is survived by his wife, Leona Van Loan Sherwood, at home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Clarence D. and Julie Sherwood and Donald L. and Patricia Sherwood, all of Livingston Manor; two daughters and a son-in-law, Doris Lee Rose of Hamden and Robin Ann and Jonathan Ford of Livingston Manor; a brother, Jack Sherwood of Livingston Manor; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by two sons, James and Dennis Sherwood, a brother, James R. Sherwood, and a granddaughter, Jamie Lynn Ford.
Cremation was private.
Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 30, at the Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home, 29 Pearl St., Livingston Manor, with the Rev. Dr. John Forrest officiating.
Burial will be made in Orchard Street Cemetery in Livingston Manor.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Livingston Manor Volunteer Ambulance Corps, P.O. Box 1, Livingston Manor, N.Y. 12758.
Dora Ruth Curry
Dora Ruth Curry of Neversink, a homemaker and lifelong area resident, died Thursday, September 21, 2000, in Neversink after a long illness. She was 82 years of age.
The daughter of the late Ela and Mary Starr Schoonmaker, she was born January 25, 1918, in Claryville.
Mrs. Curry was a member of the United Methodist Church of Grahamsville, Revonah Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star in Liberty and the Ladies Auxiliary to the Dennis Ackerley Post #8648, Veterans of Foreign Wars, in Neversink.
She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Raymond and Audrey Curry and Robert and Karen Curry, all of Neversink, and Donald and Diana Curry of Harpursville; a daughter and son-in-law, Virginia and Robert Wagner of Bremen, Ga.; 28 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Thelma Cole, and two brothers, Ralph and Kenneth Schoonmaker.
Services were held Sunday at the United Methodist Church of Grahamsville with the Rev. Lorraine Coscia Ackerman officiating.
Burial was made in the Rural Cemetery in Grahamsville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church of Grahamsville, Route 55, Grahamsville, N.Y. 12740 or to the Neversink First Aid Squad, Neversink, N.Y. 12765.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Liberty.
Irmgard Zinn, 91
Ret. Hotel Housekeeper
Irmgard Zinn of Neversink, a retired hotel housekeeper and a longtime area resident, died Friday, September 22, 2000, at her home. She was 91 years of age.
She was born October 22, 1908, in Germany.
Mrs. Zinn is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Christel and Karlheinz Kraft of Neversink; three granddaughters, Marion Brauer, Diana Hill and her husband, Wendell, and Corina Hilchey; two great-granddaughters, Daniella and Kristina; and two great-grandsons, Mathew and Dakota.
Friends may call at the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home, Main St., Woodbourne, on Thursday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
A Jehovah's Witness funeral service will be held at noon on Friday at the funeral home.
Interment will be made in the Grahamsville Rural Cemetery in Grahamsville.
Ret. VP of Bond's, 90
Joseph Braunstein of Monticello, a retired vice president of the shoe division of Bond's Clothing Store in New York City and a 30-year area resident, died Friday, September 22, 2000, at the Seelig Division of Community General Hospital in Harris. He was 90 years of age.
The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Harry Braunstein, he was born January 8, 1910, in St. Paul, Minn. He was the widower of Theresa Mullucci Braunstein.
He was a member of Temple Sholom, a former employee of the Monticello State Police Department where he was affectionately known as the "Commissioner," and a former 20-year guard at the Monticello Raceway, all in Monticello.
Mr. Braunstein is survived by a daughter, Harriet Vandermark of Monticello; two grandchildren, Robert and Renee Vandermark; two great-grandchildren, Richard Johnson and Thomas Martin Decker III; and a brother, Harold Braunstein of the state of Florida. He was predeceased by two brothers, Murray and Marty.
Services were held Sunday at the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello with Rabbi Irwin Tanenbaum officiating.
Interment was made in Temple Sholom Cemetery in Monticello.
Memorial contributions may be made to Community General Hospital, Harris, N.Y. 12742 or to the charity of one's choice.
Anita Cohen of Liberty, a caregiver for Community Resource Center of Monticello for 10 years and a 14-year area resident, died Friday, September 22, 2000, at her home. She was 66 years of age.
The daughter of the late Bernard and Betty Steinberg Isaacson, she was born May 24, 1934, in New York City.
In a family statement, it was said, "Anita will be greatly missed by many."
She is survived by her husband, David G . Cohen, at home; a son and daughter-in-law, Glenn and Linda Turner of Brooklyn; a daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and James Blake of Mountaindale; an aunt, Rae Greenberg, four cousins, Sheila, Linda, Marlene and Myra; and two grandchildren, Jennifer and Michelle Blake of Mountaindale.
Services were held Sunday at the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Liberty.
Burial was made in the Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery in Liberty.
Joyce D. Gould
Joyce D. Gould of Sussex, N.J., a lifelong area resident, died Thursday, September 21, 2000, at the Morristown (N.J.) Memorial Hospital. She was 72 years of age.
The daughter of the late Peter and Delia May Henderson VanHorn, she was born in Wantage, N.J. She was the widow of Ernest Gould who died in 1990.
She is survived by two sons, Earl H. Gould of Hawley, (Hemlock Farms) Pa., and Daniel Gould of Arkansas; six daughters, Ernaleen Fedder of Franklin, N.J., Lucilla Hoag of Youngsville, Gloria DeGroat of Virginia, Bellena "Bell" Adams of Sussex, N.J., Earldean "Dee" Williams of Rock Hill (Emerald Green) and Safari Gould of Sussex, N.J.; a brother, Timothy VanHorn of the state of Florida; a sister, Violet Kimble of Hamburg, N.J.; many grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Services were held Monday evening at the Pinkel Funeral Home in Sussex, N.J.
Cremation was private.
Memorial contributions may be made to SCARC, 11 U.S. Route 206, Suite 100, Augusta, N.J. 07822.
Ret. Businessman, 85
Saul Finkelstein of Plantation, Fla., the former co-owner of Finkelstein Bros. Food Market in Ellenville for 40 years with his brother, Sam, and a former Ellenville resident, died Saturday, September 23, 2000, in Plantation, Fla. He was 85 years of age.
The son of the late Harry David and Toby Finkelstein, he was born October 1, 1914, in New York City.
Mr. Finkelstein was a life member of Masonic Lodge #582 in Wawarsing and a member of the Congregation Ezrath Israel Synagogue in Ellenville. He was active in many local civic activities both in Ellenville and Plantation, Fla.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Rose Mayer Finkelstein, at home; a son, Mark Miller of Scottsdale, Ariz.; a daughter, Randie Ratick of Highland; his twin brother, Sam Finkelstein of Ellenville; and three grandchildren, Sheri, Lauren and Benjamin.
Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Congregation Ezrath Israel Synagogue in Ellenville.
Burial will be made in Ezrath Israel Cemetery in Wawarsing.
Memorial contributions may be made to Crohns' Colitis Foundation.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello.
Lucille F. Farchione
Ret. Reg. Nurse,75
Lucille F. Laufersweiler Farchione of Syracuse died last week at her home. She was 75 years of age.
Born in New York City, she graduated from Monticello High School and Binghamton City Hospital School of Nursing.
Mrs. Farchione was a nurse at the former Syracuse Memorial Hospital. She had served on the board of directors of Huntington Center and St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center Auxiliary. She was a Girl Scout leader and a member of the National Women's Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls as well as being active in the Parents-Teachers Association.
She is survived by her husband, Dr. Louis A. Farchione Sr.; four daughters, Dr. Sara Lou Farchione of Fayetteville, Dr. Elizabeth Farchione-Pack of Philadelphia, Pa., and Susan Farchione and Patricia Farchione, both of Syracuse; three sons, Dr. Louis A. Farchione Jr. of Pittsford and Mark D. Farchione and Richard M. Farchione, both of Syracuse; three sisters, Elizabeth Mulvey of Monticello, Lois Fleming of Milford, Pa., and Patricia Van Etten of Monticello; a brother, Franklin Laufersweiler Jr. of Hammondsport; and 20 grandchildren.
Services were held Saturday at St. John the Evangelist Church in Syracuse.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Evangelist Building Fund, 216 N. State St., Syracuse, N.Y. 13201.