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October 27, 2000

Ronald C. Vance
Car Salesman, 66

Ronald C. Vance of Wolf Lake, a car salesman for Pontiac in Middletown, a three-year resident and former lifelong Middletown resident, died Monday, October 23, 2000, at his home. He was 66 years of age.
The son of the late Stella Morgiewicz, he was born February 17, 1934, in Middletown
Mr. Vance was a member of the BPOE Lodge in Middletown, the Musicians Union, and a member of the Ron Vance Quartet and several other bands.
He is survived by his wife, Lois Schneider Vance, at home; two daughters, Veronica Ann Tobin and Victoria Marie Felton, both of Scotchtown; four sons, Ronald Joseph Vance of Fair Oaks, Dean Arthur Vance and Vernon Mark Vance, both of Middletown, and Randy Christopher Vance of Denton, Tex.; nine grandchildren; two aunts; and several cousins.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Friday at Holy Cross Catholic Church in South Centerville.
Interment will be made in the Wallkill Cemetery in Phillipsburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Orange and Sullivan County, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.

Annie D. Wallace, 48

Annie Doris Wallace of Monticello died Saturday, October 21, 2000, at the Seelig Division of Community General Hospital in Harris. She was 48 years of age.
The daughter of the late Journey "Jerry" and Ella C. Mathis Newkirk, she was born November 9, 1951, in Rose Hill, N.C. She was the widow of Johnnie C. Wallace Sr.
Mrs. Wallace is survived by a son, Johnnie C. Wallace Jr. of Monticello; a daughter, Tomeaca Wallace of the Bronx; two brothers, Harry Newkirk of Passaic, N.J., and Freddy Newkirk of Miami, Fla.; two sisters, Lena Newkirk of Pensacola, Fla., and Debra Williams of Loch Sheldrake; a grandson, Tyrique Daevon Snowden; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the First Baptist Church of Monticello, Liberty St., Monticello, on Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in the church with the Rev. James Matthews officiating.
Burial will be made in the Rock Ridge Cemetery in Monticello.
Funeral arrangements were made by the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Monticello.

Paul M. Enlow, 82
Ret. Maintenance Man

Paul M. Enlow of Bloomingburg, a retired maintenance worker for Arden Hill Hospital, died Thursday, October 19, 2000, at the Arden Hill Hospital in Goshen. He was 82 years of age.
The son of the late Frank and Emily Gertrude Foraker Enlow, he was born September 11, 1918, in Smyrna, Del.
A World War II U.S. Army veteran, he served as a staff sergeant.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Mary Enlow, at home; two sons, Robert Paul Enlow of Cape Canaveral, Fla., and Daniel Paul Enlow of Stuyvesant Falls; a daughter, Bettie Marie Enlow Galantie of Atlantic City, N.J.; and six grandchildren. He was predeceased by a brother, Francis Baine Enlow.
Services were held Monday at the Morse Funeral Home in Middletown.
Burial with military honors was held in the Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery in Liberty.

Marion Masterson
Homemaker, 92

Marion Sheehan Masterson of Eastham, Mass., a homemaker, died Saturday, October 21, 2000, at the Pleasant Bay Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Brewster, Mass. She was 92 years of age.
Born and raised in New York City, she and her late husband, Thomas L. Masterson, who died in 1997, conducted the Masterson Funeral Home in Woodbourne. She graduated from high school in New York City and lived there until moving to Woodbourne in 1950. She moved to Eastham, Mass., in 1982.
Mrs. Masterson was a communicant of the Church of the Visitation in North Eastham, Mass.; a member of the Eastham Council on Aging and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Stangel-Bernstein Memorial Post No. 8086, Veterans of Foreign Wars, in Wurtsboro.
She is survived by a son, Thomas L. Masterson Jr. of Eastham, Mass.; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Joan Masterson Smalley.
A Memorial Mass will be offered Saturday at the Church of the Visitation in North Eastham, followed by burial in Evergreen Cemetery in North Eastham.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Visiting Nurse Association, 434 Route 134, South Dennis, Mass. 02660.

Vincent P. Toomey, 61

Vincent P. Toomey, a longtime Forestburgh resident, died Monday, October 16, 2000, after a long illness, in Saratoga County. He was 61 years of age.
The son of the late Vincent W. and Beulah Yonker Toomey, he was born March 2, 1939, in Forestburgh.
Mr. Toomey attended local schools and served in the United States Army where he was a select member of the U.S. Army European Cross-Country Team.
He is survived by his children, Timothy Toomey, Ann T. Carlone and Mary Ellen Toomey and their mother, Sabina Mazzeo Toomey; four grandsons, Timothy, Michael and Patrick Toomey and Joseph Carlone; a brother, Daniel L. Toomey; two sisters, Joan T. Grund and Sarah C. Katzman; an aunt, Margaret T. Smith; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Joseph M. Toomey.
A Memorial Mass will be offered on Sunday, November 12, at 8:30 a.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Forestburgh.
Entombment was made at Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville.

Robert L. Laskowitz
Cafe Owner/Mgr., 65

Robert L. Laskowitz, a 16-year resident of Long Cove, Hilton Head Island, S.C. and the owner/manager of San Miguels Mexican Cafe, died Sunday, October 22, 2000, at his home. He was 65 years of age.
He was born in New York City and graduated from Fallsburg Central High School in 1952 where he received all-state honors in basketball, football and soccer. He was a junior college and small college basketball All-American at Kilgore Junior College and Mid-America University. He went on to attend the University of Michigan as a two-sport athlete.
He served with the Eighth Infantry Division Corps of Engineers in Europe from 1957 to 1959 and played in the 1959 Military Basketball Championships where he received an award from the Counseil International Du Sport Militaire.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Angela Lyons Laskowitz; two sons, Mitchell Laskowitz of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Scott Laskowitz of Hilton Head Island, S.C.; three grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; a brother, Rory Laskowitz of Midlothian, Va.; and a sister, Marla Kandel of Middletown.
Services were held Tuesday at the Island Funeral Home in Hilton Head Island, S. C., with Rabbi Theodore Levi officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Boys and Girls Club of Hilton Head Island, P.O. Box 22267, Hilton Head Island, S.C. 29925.

Elsie I. Rose
Ret. Cook, 92

Elsie I. Rose of Andes, a retired cook for Erpf's Estate in Arkville and a lifelong area resident, died Monday, October 23, 2000, at the O'Connor Hospital in Delhi. She was 92 years of age.
The daughter of the late Silas W. Sr. and Rose Ruff Lacey, she was born October 1, 1908, in Livingston Manor. She was the widow of Howard J. Rose who died May 22, 1993.
In a family statement, it was said, "She will be remembered as a woman who was born in a log cabin on the Cattail Road. She was a farm wife who baked bread, hunted, fished, bowled, crocheted and square danced."
She is survived by three daughters, Jean Stephenson of Jeffersonville, Evelyn Rose of Livingston Manor and Isabel Ackerley of Lew Beach; two brothers, Silas W. Lacey Jr. of Afton and John Lacey of Downsville; two sisters, Elizabeth Skimerhorn of Harpursville and Josephine Mosier of Ballston Lake; eighteen grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Ronald Rose and a daughter, Florence Applegate.
Funeral services were held Thursday at the Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home in Livingston Manor with the Rev. Dan McCollister officiating.
Burial was made in the Beaverkill Cemetery in Beaverkill.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Andes Emergency Squad, Andes, N.Y. 12731.

Frances S. Plenn
Ret. Bookkeeper, 82

Frances Stern Plenn of Northeast Philadelphia, Pa., a retired bookkeeper and procurement clerk for the U.S. Government, died Monday, October 23, 2000. She was 82.
She was the widow of Martin Plenn.
Mrs. Plenn was a member of the Deborah and Eleanor Berry Memorial Chapter of the American Cancer Society.
She is survived by four children, Hilde Sham and her husband, Bruce, of Oreland, Pa., Paulette Browne of Monroe, Ted Browne of Wurtsboro and Murray Plenn and his wife, Dorothy, of North Cape May, N.J.; a brother and sister-in-law, Joseph and Sarah Stern; eight grandchildren, Natalie and Lori Browne, Andrew, Mitchell and Frederick Plenn and Amanda, Seth and Mallory Sham; and a great-grandchild.
Services were held in Philadelphia, Pa.

Phyllis D. Rosen
Retired Educator

Phyllis D. Rosen of Waymart, Pa., died at the Mid-Valley Hospital in Peckville, Pa., following an extended illness.
The daughter of the late Morris and Fanny Dubin, she was born in Philadelphia, Pa.
Mrs. Rosen spent 29 years as an educator and, prior to retirement in 1982, was a teacher in the Carbondale Area School District for IU 19.
She was a member of the Julie Thurston Library Guild and a member of both the Corinthian Club and the local bridge club.
She is survived by two daughters, Iris Lynn Rosen of Carbondale, Pa., and Jacky Rosen of Roscoe; and a brother, Steven Dubin of Springfield, Pa.
Services and burial were held in Pennsylvania.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mallard Meadows Activity Fund, c/o Cathy Smith, 476 Bellmont St., Waymart, Pa. 18472.

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