December 19, 2000
Helen E. Fink
Ret. Dressmaker, 94
Helen Elizabeth Fink of Bloomingburg, a retired dressmaker in New York City and a 30-year area resident, died Thursday, December 14, 2000, at the Horton Medical Center in Middletown. She was 94 years of age.
The daughter of the late Carl and Marie Haug, she was born May 12, 1906, in Germany. She was the widow of Charles Fink.
Mrs. Fink is survived by a son, Robert Fink of Bloomingburg; three granddaughters, Roberta Nedwetzky, Margaret Fink and Diane Lyons; a grandson, Robert Fink Jr.; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were private.
Cremation was made at the Cedar Hill Crematory.
Edward M. Curtis
Owned Grill, 44
Edward M. Curtis of Palm City, Fla., died unexpectedly Thursday, December 14, 2000, at his home. He was 44 years of age.
Born in Staten Island, he resided in Palm City the past 12 years.
Mr. Curtis owned and operated Jeremiah's Waterfront Grill in Pompano, Fla. He was a member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Palm City and was a former member of the Pompano Elks Lodge.
He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Karen V. Curtis, at home; a daughter, Elizabeth M. Curtis, and a son, Andrew M. Curtis, both of Palm City, Fla.; his mother, Sally M. Curtis of Palm City, Fla.; a sister, Patricia Croitz of North Carolina; and three brothers, Jack Curtis of Boca Raton, Fla., Tom Curtis of Newburgh and Dan Curtis of Virginia.
Services and burial were held in Palm City, Fla.
Virginia E. Starck
Virgina Ellison Starck of Sarasota, Fla., a former longtime Callicoon resident and co-owner with her husband, the late Fredrick H. Starck of the former Martin Hermann Lumber Co. in Callicoon, died Thursday, December 14, 2000, in Florida. She was 88 years of age.
The daughter of the late Charles and Sarah Morris Ellison, she was born April 28, 1912, in Middletown.
Mrs. Starck attended Monticello High School and was an active member of the Northwestern University Alumni Association, with whom she had toured Europe.
She attended the Presbyterian Church in Siesta Key, Fla. Mrs. Starck was a member and past matron of St. Tammany Chapter No. 492, Order of the Eastern Star in Callicoon. She was also a member and past president of the former Women's Literary Club in Callicoon.
Mrs. Starck is survived by a son, Guy F. Starck; three granddaughters, Jackie, Margaret and Elizabeth; and four great-grandchildren, all of Angelica; and several nieces and nephews in Virginia and Sullivan County. She was predeceased by two brothers, Miles Ellison and Charles "Bud" Ellison.
Graveside services and burial will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Grover M. Hermann family plot in the Hortonville Cemetery in Hortonville with the Rev. Veronica Oftrowska officiating.
Local funeral arrangements were made by the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Callicoon.
Ethel M. Dunn
Ret. Bank Mgr., 74
Ethel M. Dunn of Fremont Center, a retired bank manager for Chase Manhattan Bank and a longtime area resident, died Friday, December 15, 2000, at her home. She was 74 years of age.
The daughter of the late Gustav and Margaret Donahue Barringer, she was born May 26, 1926, in New York City. She was the widow of Arthur Dunn.
She is survived by a son, Thomas Dunn of Monticello; and a brother-in-law, John Dunn of the state of Florida.
A Memorial Mass will be offered Wednesday, January 3, 2001, at St. Mary's Church in Obernburg with the Rev. John Richardson officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550 or to the American Cancer Society, 5725 Lyons St., P.O. Box 7E, East Syracuse, N.Y. 13057.
Ret. Examiner, 78
Heriberta Martinez of Monticello, a retired quality control garment examiner for Holland and Hessoll Inc., New York City, a former resident of Huguenot and a 14-year resident of Monticello, died Saturday, December 16, 2000, at the Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla. She was 78 years of age.
The daughter of the late Juan and Carmen Rosario Garcia, she was born September 22, 1922, in Puerto Rico.
Mrs. Martinez was a member of Holy Name R.C. Church in Otisville and a member of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Frances and Rafael Gonzalez of Monticello; a son and daughter-in-law, Juan and Carmen Martinez of Huguenot; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held Tuesday at the Gray-Parker Funeral Home in Port Jervis followed by a Mass of the Resurrection at 11 a.m. at Holy Name R.C. Church in Otisville.
Burial will be made in St. Mary's Cemetery in Port Jervis.
Morie P. Gilmore
Morie Poole Gilmore of Woodridge, a longtime area resident and a homemaker, died Friday, December 15, 2000, at her home. She was 76 years of age.
The daughter of the late Nathan and Bertha Dubois Poole, she was born February 4, 1924, in Hartsville, S.C.
Mrs. Gilmore was a member of the First Baptist Church of South Fallsburg and was one of the founders of the local chapter of the Sullivan County NAACP, serving as secretary.
She is survived by her husband, Heyward Gilmore, at home; two daughters, Carolyn Johnson of St. Albans and Linda Graham and her husband, Charles, of Hartsville, S.C.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Pauline Poole of the Bronx and Alphonso and Lorraine Gilmore of Fallsburg; a sister, Rosalee James of Hartsville, S.C.; six grandchildren, Kristi Gilmore, Darrell Poole, Darlene Sanders, Carl Johnson, Tiffany Johnson and Courtney Graham; four great-grandchildren, Brandon Battle, Devon Sanders, Tasha Sanders and Danielle Poole; and many nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church of South Fallsburg with the Rev. Anthony Black officiating.
Interment will be made in Rock Ridge Cemetery in Monticello.
Memorial contributions may be made to the South Fallsburg Baptist Church Building Fund, South Fallsburg, N.Y. 12779 or Hospice of Orange and Sullivan, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Woodbourne.
Ret. Teacher, 92
Marguerite S. Mussman of Livingston Manor, a retired fifth grade teacher at the Livingston Manor Central School and a lifelong area resident, died Saturday, December 16, 2000, at the Roscoe Community Nursing Home in Roscoe. She was 92 years of age.
The daughter of the late LeGrand and Nellie Misner Sturdevant, she was born December 24, 1907, in Parksville. She was the widow of Herbert Mussman.
Mrs. Mussman was a member of the Livingston Manor United Methodist Church.
There are no survivors.
Private cremation was made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Burial of the cremains will be made in the spring at the 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.
Funeral arrangments were made by the Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home in Livingston Manor.
George D. Griffin, 58
George Dennis Griffin of Warwick died Thursday, December 14, 2000, in Warwick. He was 58 years of age.
The son of Gordon Griffin and the late Helen O'Brien Griffin, he was born March 23, 1942, in Jackson Heights.
He is survived by his father of Jeffersonville; three brothers, Gerald G. Griffin of Danbury, Ct., Thomas P. Griffin of Glen Cove and Paul L. Griffin of Jeffersonville; two sisters, Patricia R. Green of Ringwood, N.J. and Eileen R. Relyea of Bayville; and several nieces and nephews.
There will be no services.
Cremation was made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville.
Retired Teacher, 90
Margaret R. Sullivan of Roscoe, a retired kindergarten teacher of the Eldred Central School District and a sixty-five-year area resident, died Saturday, December 16, 2000, at the Roscoe Community Nursing Home in Roscoe. She was 90 years of age.
The daughter of the late Hay Bruce and Elizabeth Syme Reid, she was born January 19, 1910, in Franklin, Mass.
Mrs. Sullivan was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma and the New York State Retired Teachers Association.
She is survived by a daughter-in-law, Marie Sullivan Smith of Roscoe; a brother, Norman Reid of Fairhaven, Mass.; four grandchildren, Sharon, Amanda, Rob and Brad Sullivan; two great-grandchildren, Danielle and Dustin Sullivan; and two nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Roy V. Sullivan, who died in 1987, and a son, Alan B. Sullivan, who died in 1993.
Services and burial will be held in Riverside Cemetery in Fairhaven, Mass.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Margaret Sullivan Scholarship Fund, c/o Marie Sullivan Smith, 860 Berry Brook Rd., Roscoe, N.Y. 12776.
Funeral arrnagements were made by the Harris Funeral Home in Roscoe.
Sylvia M. Feldman
Sylvia Malman Feldman of South Fallsburg, a homemaker and a longtime area resident, died Monday, December 11, 2000, at the Sullivan County Adult Care Center in Liberty. She was 92 years of age.
The daughter of the late Joseph and Sarah Faltz Malman, she was born October 26, 1908, in Brooklyn. She was the widow of both Max Levine and Frank Feldman.
Mrs. Feldman was a member of South Fallsburg Hebrew Association and Hadassah.
In a family statement, it was said, "Sylvia was a devoted sister, wife, aunt and woman of the Jewish community. Her love of family, her sense of humor and her candid opinions will be greatly missed."
She is survived by two step-sons, Kenneth Feldman and Melvin Feldman, both of Fallsburg; a step-daughter, Miriam Zausner of Muncey; seven step-grandchildren; a brother, Murray Malman of Woodridge; a sister, Ruth Ruderman of Woodridge; a step-brother, Eugene Sloane; six nieces, Selma Pellinger, Sharon Miller, Sue Kasofsky, Madeline Sherman, Janie Malman and Sara Bennett; and six nephews, Myles Malman, Steven Ruderman, Carl Wilkenfeld, Larry and Gary Malman and Alan Sloane. She was predeceased by two sisters, Frieda Wilkenfeld and Dorothy Schnabel, and two brothers, Harold and Louis Malman.
Services were held Tuesday at the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello with Rabbi Isaac Gottlieb officiating.
Burial was made in the South Fallsburg Hebrew Association Cemetery in Glen Wild.
Memorial contributions may be made to the South Fallsburg-Woodbourne Chapter of Hadassah, P.O. Box 546, South Fallsburg, N.Y. 12779.
Gladys M. Champlin of Liberty, a homemaker and a lifelong area resident, died Sunday, December 17, 2000, at the Walnut Mountain Care Center in Liberty. She was 92 years of age.
The daughter of the late Oscar and Elinor Winner Owens, she was born December 19, 1907, in Grooville. She was the widow of Edward E. Champlin who died in 1976.
Mrs. Champlin is survived by two sons, Edward Champlin and Jay Champlin, both of Liberty; a daughter, Elinor "Jean" Winters of Liberty; a sister, Madelyn Cox of Milford, Pa. eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a brother, Archie Owens, and a sister, Alice Conklin.
Friends may call at the Ramsay's Funeral Home, 275 S. Main St., Liberty, on Tuesday from 1 to 2 p.m.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Burial will be made in the Liberty Cemetery in Liberty.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Liberty Volunteer Ambulance Corps, P.O. Box 105, Liberty, N.Y. 12754 or to the charity of one's choice.