November 28, 2000
Ret. Reg. Nurse, 80
Helen Mignogna of Highland Lake, a retired registered nurse from the New York City Department of Health and a 28-year area resident, died Tuesday, November 21, 2000, at the Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis. She was 80 years of age.
The daughter of the late Alexander and Sophia Kackmarska Kopczak, she was born August 5, 1920, in Manhattan.
Mrs. Mignogna was a 1941 graduate of Bellevue Nursing College, an Emergency Room Specialist, a member of St. Anthony's Church in Yulan, the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), the Highland Senior Citizens and the Bellevue Alumni Association.
In a family statement, it was said, "She was a remarkable woman dedicated to her family and to her nursing profession."
She is survived by her husband, Louis Mignogna, at home; two sons, Robert Mignogna of Northborough, Mass., and Donald Mignogna of Hatfield, Pa.; a daughter, Linda M. Walsh of Manhattan; a sister, Bertha Hanrahan of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; nine grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of the Resurrection was offered Saturday at St. Anthony's Church in Yulan with the Rev. Evan Greco officiating.
Burial was made in St. Anthony's Cemetery in Eldred.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 63, Eldred, N.Y. 12732 or to St. Anthony's Church, Yulan, N.Y. 12792.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Gray-Rasmussen Funeral Home in Barryville.
Hazel Barber, 92
Ret. Co-Owner Al's Taxi
Hazel Barber of White Lake, a lifelong area resident and the retired longtime co-owner of Al's Taxi in White Lake, died Monday, November 20, 2000, in the Skilled Nursing Unit of Community General Hospital in Harris. She was 92 years of age.
The daughter of the late George B. and Margaret Rouff Stephenson, she was born February 6, 1908, in White Lake. She was the widow of Albert Barber who died March 27, 1982.
Mrs. Barber was a member of Kiamesha Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star in Monticello.
She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Harold A. and Paula Barber of White Lake, Edward and Sandra Barber of West Dover, Vt., and James and Inez Barber of Citra, Fla.; a daughter and son-in-law, Irene and Peter Filosa of White Lake and Miami, Fla.; a daughter-in-law, Barbara Barber of Newfane, Vt.; 14 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Russell Barber.
Services were held Saturday at the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Kauneonga Lake with the Rev. Kenneth Rodgers officiating.
Interment was made in the Evergreen Cemetery in Bethel.
William Slover, 87
Ret. from Hwy. Dept.
William Slover of Bloomingburg, a retired employee of the Town of Crawford Highway Department and a lifelong area resident, died Thursday, November 23, 2000, at his home. He was 87 years of age.
The son of the late George and Annie Slover, he was born May 8, 1911, in Sampsonville.
He is survived by his wife, Lillian Doty Slover; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services and burial were held Monday at the Bloomingburg Rural Cemetery in Bloomingburg with the Rev. Robert Hewitt officiating.
Ret. Offc. Mgr., 81
Edward Dickstein of Las Vegas, Nev., a retired office manager for the Winston Leather Company in Brooklyn and a former Liberty resident, died Tuesday, November 21, 2000, in Las Vegas. He was 81 years of age.
The son of the late Max and Alice Adelowitz Dickstein, he was born April 12, 1919, in Glen Cove.
He is survived by two sons, Eric Dickstein of Gardiner and Jim Dickstein of Las Vegas, Nev.; and three grandchildren, Amy, Charlie and William.
Graveside services and burial were held Sunday in the Ferndale Synagogue Cemetery in Parksville.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello.
Ret. Butcher, 72
Raymond Davis of Woodridge, a retired butcher and a longtime area resident, died Monday, November 20, 2000, at the Seelig Division of Community General Hospital in Harris. He was 72 years of age.
The son of the late Rubin and Etha Moore Davis, he was born December 7, 1927, in Cordele, Ga.
In a family statement, it was said, "He was a quiet man who led by example, was a tireless worker and truly a loyal friend."
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Dorothy Davis; a daughter, Bertha Davis of Woodridge; three sons, Charles Davis of Monticello, Greg Davis of Buffalo and Barry Davis of Woodridge; a cousin, Louis Davis of Woodridge; two grandchildren, Barchaniqua and Brandon; many nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.
Services were held Saturday in the Rock Hill United Methodist Church with Pastor David Jolly officiating.
Burial was made in the Glen Wild Cemetery in Glen Wild.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Woodbourne.
Virginia B. Wegman
Retired Cook, 74
Virginia B. Wegman of Ferndale, a retired cook at the Sullivan County Infirmary in Liberty, a county employee for more than 27 years and a lifelong area resident, died Wednesday, November 22, 2000, at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City, following a short illness. She was 74 years of age.
The daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. August Schmidt, (who died in 1987 and 1980 respectively) she was born May 10, 1926, in Thrall Hospital in Middletown. She was the adopted daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ross D. Medlar of Brock Mountain, Roscoe, both of whom died in 1955.
She is survived by a son, Senior Parole Officer Kenneth B. Wegman Jr. of New York City; a granddaughter, Roxanne A. Wegman of Delmar; three aunts, Evelyn Edwards and Helen Estockin of Horton Brook, Roscoe, and Ethel Washburn of Delhi; and several cousins.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, December 3, at the Harris Funeral Home, Railroad Ave., Roscoe, with the Rev. Bridgette Le Coney officiating.
Burial will be made in St. Mary's Cemetery in Obernburg.
Memorial contributions may be sent to an ASPCA of one's choice.
Ivabelle Misner of Livingston Manor, a homemaker and a lifelong area resident, died Saturday, November 25, 2000, at the Roscoe Community Nursing Home in Roscoe. She was 89 years of age.
The daughter of the late Frank W. and Eunice E. Lewis Hotchkin, she was born July 29, 1911, in White Sulphur Springs. She was the widow of Leo Robert Tuttle and Richard Misner.
Mrs. Misner was a member of the Livingston Manor United Methodist Church, the White Sulphur Springs Seniors Citizens and the Cornell Cooperative Extension.
She is survived by a son, Paul L. Tuttle of Livingston Manor; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Charles Leo Tuttle, two brothers, Harry Hotchkin and Earl Hotchkin, and a sister, Thelma Hotchkin.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home in Livingston Manor with Pastor Dorothy Smith officiating.
Cremation will be made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Livingston Manor Volunteer Ambulance Corps or the Livingston Manor United Methodist Church, both at Livingston Manor, N.Y. 12758.
Victoria Vidovic of Parksville, a homemaker and a former resident of Elmwood Park, N.J., died Saturday, November 25, 2000, at her home, after a short illness. She was 95 years of age.
The daughter of the late Alexander and Sophie Uva Glowski, she was born September 18, 1905, in Pennsylvania. She was the widow of Joseph Vidovic who died in 1975.
Mrs. Vidovic was a member of St. Peter's R.C. Church in Liberty and a former member of St. Leo's R.C. Church in Elmwood Park, N.J. She was also a member of the Elmwood Park Ladies Auxiliary.
She is survived by a son, Vincent Vidovic of Elmwood Park, N.J.; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Jennette Hoekstra.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Peter's R.C. Church in Liberty with Monsignor Edward Straub officiating.
Burial will be made in Calvary Cemetery in Paterson, N.J.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Liberty.
Peter Wasiluk, 69
Ret. Demolition Wkr.
Peter Wasiluk of Bloomingburg, a retired demolition worker with Local 95, New York City, and a 30-year area resident, died Sunday, November 26, 2000, at the Geisinger Medical Center in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. He was 69 years of age.
The son of the late Harry and Mary Wasiluk, he was born January 5, 1931, in New York City.
A U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War, he was a member of Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Bloomingburg and the United States Trotting Association. He owned and trained Standardbred race horses for 40 years.
He is survived by his wife, Eileen A. Carroll Wasiluk, at home; a daughter, Nancy Wasiluk of Bloomingburg; a son, Greg Wasiluk of Pennsylvania; two granddaughters, Jamie Marie Wasiluk and Teresa Noel Wasiluk; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call on Tuesday at the William M. Gagan Funeral Home, 1525 Burlingham Road, Pine Bush, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Bloomingburg with Father James R. Sidoti officiating.
Burial will be made in the Bloomingburg Cemetery in Bloomingburg.
Mark L. Richards
IRS Accountant, 50
Mark L. Richards of Fishs Eddy, an accountant for the IRS, died Saturday, November 25, 2000, at the Delaware Valley Hospital in Walton. He was 50 years of age.
The son of Rose Richards Magaules and the late Lawrence Richards, he was born January 25, 1950, in Queens.
An avid sportsman, Mr. Richards was a member of the Clarkstown Hunting Club in Centerville.
He is survived by his wife of 2 1/2 years, Joyce Fino Richards, at home; his mother of Stony Brook; a daughter, Mary Christine Richards of Beacon; five stepsons, Peter and James Sonko of Beacon, James Weyrauch of Fishs Eddy, William Weyrauch of Long Eddy and Jeffrey Weyrauch of Las Vegas, Nev.; a sister, Mary Ann Hansen of Lake Grove; and 11 grandchildren.
Services will be held at noon on Tuesday at the Henderson-Biedekapp Funeral Home in Hancock.
Burial will be made in Partridge Island Cemetery in Fishs Eddy.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hancock Rescue Squad, Hancock, N.Y. 13783 or to the East Branch Emergency Squad, East Branch, N.Y. 13756.
Roger White, 62
Roger White of Liberty, an environmental sculptor, died Friday, November 24, 2000, at his home. He was 62 years of age.
He is survived by his wife, Silvia White, at home; a brother-in-law, Al, and sister-in-law, Cheryl; a niece Elizabeth; a nephew John, and a great many friends who loved him for his creative vision, his generosity of spirt, his pure and peaceful nature and his warm and gentle smile.
All services will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to Katherine Seibert, M.D., Medical Oncology, Community General Hospital, Harris, N.Y. 12742.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Liberty.
William J. Rieber Sr.
Real Estate Broker, 73
William J. Rieber Sr. of Rock Hill, a self-employed real estate broker and a longtime area resident, died Saturday, November 25, 2000, at St. Vincent's Hospital in New York City. He was 73 years of age.
The son of the late Phillip John and Marie Murphy Rieber, he was born March 15, 1927, in Nyack. He was predeceased by his first wife, Francine Hudson Rieber.
A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he was a member of St. Peter's Church in Monticello and an active 39-year member and current treasurer of the Rock Hill Fire Department.
Mr. Rieber was a graduate of Regis High School in New York City and attended George Washington University. He was a member of the American Legion in Nanuet, the Sullivan County Board of Realtors and a former trustee of the Village of Nyack.
In a family statement, it was said, "He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who will be missed by all."
He is survived by his wife, Margaret Mulhearn Rieber, at home; two sons, William J. Rieber Jr. and Kevin M. Rieber, both of Rock Hill; three daughters, Karen Rieber Sussman and Theresa Rieber Stanton, both of Rock Hill, and Laura Rieber Barr of Lake Mary, Fla.; a stepson, David Rubin of Monticello; a brother, John Rieber of Folly Beach, S.C.; 15 grandchildren, Sean, Brian, Keith, Brandon, Connor, Cara, Shanna, Kristen, Kelsey, Ginette, Joseph, James, Collin, Seanna and Tristan; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, James M. Rieber, and three brothers, Walter, George and Phillip Rieber.
Friends may call at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 195 Broadway, Monticello, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Firematic services will be held Tuesday evening at the funeral home.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St Peter's Church in Monticello.
Burial will be made in St. Peter's Cemetery in Monticello.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Rock Hill Fire Department, P.O. Box 116, Rock Hill, N.Y. 12775 or to the charity of one's choice.
Eileen H. Smith
Eileen H, Smith of Livingston Manor, a homemaker and a six-year area resident, died Friday, November 24, 2000, at her home. She was 60 years of age.
The daughter of the late Lester and Helen Kromka Mallay, she was born January 20, 1940, in New York City.
She is survived by her husband, Joseph E. Smith, at home; two sons, Joseph P. Smith of Livingston Manor and Warren Smith of New York City; a daughter Darleen Rodriguez of Livingston Manor; two brothers, Daniel Mallay of South Hempstead and Donald Mallay of New York City; two sisters, Dorothy Bentley and Betty Bentley, both of New York City; eight grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
There were no services.
Private cremation was made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.