January 12, 2001
Gladys E. Fisher
Gladys Ehrle Fisher, a former resident of Honesdale, Pa., and Cochecton, died Tuesday, January 9, 2001, at the Wayne Woodlands Manor in Waymart, Pa., where she had been a resident the past three years. She was 93 years of age.
The daughter of the late Albert and Barbara Germer Ehrle, she was born June 7, 1907, in Astoria, New York City. She was the widow of Charles Fisher who died February 23, 1972.
Mrs. Fisher was a loving and caring mother who received much joy from her grandchildren. She was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Honesdale, Pa.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Patricia Fisher of Deerfield, N.H.; a daughter, Virginia "Ginny" Villaume of Honesdale, Pa.; a sister, Ethel Weidner of Honesdale, Pa. 11 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Mildred Lubbe.
Friends may call at the Hessling Funeral Home, 428 Main St., Honesdale, Pa., on Friday from 7 to 8 p.m.
Services will be held at the funeral home on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Kenneth L. Buckwalter, pastor of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, officiating.
Burial will be made in the East Cochecton Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Honesdale, Pa., 18431 or to the Damascus Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Damascus, Pa., 18415.
Marvin W. Smith
Ret. Sheriff's Lt., 77
Marvin William Smith of Summerville, S. C., a retired Lieutenant with the Sullivan County Sheriff's Department in Monticello, died Tuesday, January 9, 2001, in a Charleston, S.C., hospital. He was 77 years of age.
The son of the late Fred and Marian Anderson Smith, he was born May 3, 1923, in Liberty.
Mr. Smith attended schools in Liberty and was of the Methodist faith. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of the American Legion Post #166 in Goose Creek and the Ladson Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3433.
He is survived by his wife, Jean Hill Smith, and a daughter, Lori Smith Legg, both of Summerville, S.C.; two brothers, Bernard Smith of Margate, Fla., and Leslie Smith of Monticello; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at the James A. Dyal Funeral Home Chapel in Summerville, S.C.
Burial was made in the Whispering Pines Cemetery in Moncks Corner, S. C.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 215 East Bay St., Suite 204, Charleston, S. C. 29401; the American Diabetes Association, 2711 Middleburg Dr., Suite 205, Columbia, S.C. 29204; or to the charity of one's choice.
Hazel M.F. McDoal
Hazel Marie Finch McDoal of Gordonsville, Va., a former companion and caregiver and a former resident of Roscoe, died Monday, January 8, 2001 at the Eldercare Gardens Nursing Home in Charlottesville, Va. She was 79 years of age.
The daughter of the late Floyd D. and Emma Shaver Finch, she was born May 21, 1921, in Roxbury.
A graduate of Hunter/Tannersville High School in Hunter, N.Y., she also graduated from the National Business College in Charlottesville, Va. Mrs. McDoal was a former member of the Roscoe PTA, the Ladies Auxiliary of the Rockland Hose Co., and St. Aloysius Altar and Rosary Society.
In a family statement, it was said, "The family would like to thank her treating physicians and nursing staff at the University of Virginia Hospital, Hospice of the Piedmont and Eldercare Gardens Nursing Home as well as her close friends at Brackett's Farm."
She is survived by her former husband, Thomas F. McDoal of Roscoe; a daughter, Teresa J. Dumeier of Orange, Va.; four sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas V. and Fran McDoal of Troy, Michael W. and Charlotte McDoal of Livingston Manor, William K. and Kathleen McDoal of Roscoe and Joseph P. and Esther McDoal of Charlottesville, Va.; 10 grandchildren, Roy and Edward Bujanovsky, Jimmy McDoal, Bill, Greg, Korri and Joseph McDoal, Chip and James Woody and Jolene Dumeier; and eight great-grandchildren, Reymond and Analeen Bujanovsky, Rodney and Michael McDoal, Damien and Samantha McDoal, Joseph Schwartz and Anthony Morgano. She was predeceased by a brother, Victor Finch, a daughter, Kathleen McDoal Bujanovsky, a son, Jon Martin McDoal and a grandson, Katan Foster.
A memorial service was held Thursday at the Preddy Funeral Home in Gordonsville, Va., with Father David Martin officiating.
Interment was made in Maplewood Cemetery in Gordonsville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1490 Pantops Mountain Place, Suite 200, Charlottesville, Va. 22911 or to the Elizabeth Aiken Nolting Charitable Foundation, P.O. Box 358, Gordonsville, Va. 22942.
Hortense V. Clifford
Ret. Horn/Hardart, 80
Hortense Vazquez Clifford of Rock Hill and Astoria, a former food check and cashier for the Horn & Hardart Automat Restaurant in New York City, died Monday, January 8, 2001, at the Seelig Division of Community General Hospital in Harris. She was 80 years of age.
The daughter of the late Armando and Violeta Granada Cruz, she was born June 23, 1920, in Tampa, Fla.
She is survived by two sons, Robert Vazquez and his wife, Monica, of Astoria, Queens, and Roy Vazquez and Gail Carrube, all of Astoria, Queens; a daughter and son-in-law, Marie Elena and Andrew F. Cannella of Rock Hill; three granddaughters, Iris Anne Vazquez and Jennifer Marie Vazquez, both of Astoria, Queens, and Denise Rose and her husband, Lee Carl Ellmauer Jr., of Youngsville; two great-grandsons, Andrew Lee Ellmauer and Lee Carl Ellmauer III; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Iris Ann Clifford.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Thursday at St. Joseph's Church in Wurtsboro with Fr. Peter Medori officiating.
Burial was made in St. Michael's Cemetery in Queens.
Funeral arrangements were made by the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Monticello.
Antoinette A. Rizzi
Ret. Bank Teller, 83
Antoinette Aprilante Rizzi of Alachua, Fla., a retired bank teller, died Sunday, January 7, 2001, at the North Florida Regional Medical Center. She was 83 years of age.
The daughter of the late Carmine and Mary Aprilante, she was born September 13, 1913, in Sante Angelo DiLombardi, Italy.
Mrs. Rizzi was a member of St. Madeleine's Catholic Church of High Springs, Fla.
She is survived by two sons, Richard Rizzi of Monroe and Anthony Rizzi of Alachua, Fla.; a daughter, Anita Imperio of Monroe; a sister, Lucille Sybersen of LaGrange; three brothers, Anthony Aprilante of Staten Island, Silvio Aprilante of Cochecton and Eugene Aprilante of Brooklyn; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Tuesday at St. Madeleine's Catholic Church in High Springs, Fla.
Interment was made in Forest Grove Cemetery in Alachua, Fla.
Memorial contributions may be made to Franciscan Brothers of Brooklyn, 135 Remsen St., Brooklyn, N.Y. 11201.
Peter H. Bell Sr.
Ret. Restaurateer, 72
Peter H. Bell Sr., a 32-year resident of Highland Lake, died Tuesday, January 9, 2001. He was 72 years of age.
The son of the late Maria and Stefan Popowitsch, he was born July 20, 1928, in Rode, Romania.
A veteran of World War II and the Korean War, he owned the Pine Hill Lodge in Highland Lake for 24 years. He was a great community contributor through the Town of Highland Lions Club and the Town of Highland Business Association. He was also a bus driver, custodian and soccer coach at the Eldred Central School.
In a family statement, it was said, "He was an outstanding husband, father, grandfather and friend and will be missed tremendously by all who had the privilege of knowing him."
Mr. Bell is survived by his wife, Veronika Bell, at home; three children, Loretta of Yulan, Peter Jr. of Kinston and Renate of Summerville, S. C.; and a grandddaughter, Heidi Mayer.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Anthony's R.C. Church in Yulan with the Rev. Evan Greco officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 63, Eldred, N.Y. 12732.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Gray-Rasmussen Funeral Home in Barryville.
Ret. Jeweler, 78
Daniel DeFalco of Highland Lake, a retired jeweler for Monroe Jewelers in Monroe and a nine-year area resident, died Monday, January 8, 2001, at St. Luke's Hospital in Newburgh. He was 78 years of age.
The son of the late Aniello and Filomina Cardone DeFalco, he was born September 16, 1922, in Cliffside Park, N.J.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Mr. DeFalco is survived by his wife, Lucy Grassi DeFalco, at home; a daughter, Lorraine Conway of Highland Lake; three sons, Daniel De Falco Jr. of Glendale, Charles DeFalco of Cuddebackville, and James DeFalco, at home; a sister, Mary Camera of Maspeth; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 East Main St., Port Jervis. A vigil wake service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Ann's R.C. Church in Shohola, Pa., with the Rev. David Cramer officiating.
Burial will be made in St. Anthony's Cemetery in Eldred.
Catherine "Kay" Gerson of Monticello, a lifelong area resident, died Saturday, January 6, 2001, at the Seelig Division of Community General Hospital in Harris.
The daughter of the late Thomas and Beatrice Petrucelli LaVecchia, she was born in Jersey City, N.J. She was the widow of Sol Gerson.
Mrs. Gerson was a member of St. Peter's Church and the Ladies Auxiliary to the Ruddick-Trowbridge American Legion Post No. 93, both in Monticello.
She is survived by her longtime companion, Bernie Lavender; two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Robert Akers and Jackie and Lou Kiefer, all of Monticello; a brother Ben LaVecchia of North Carolina; seven sisters, Marion Williams of Forestburgh, Rose Perrone, Annie Lemp and Margaret Smith, all of the state of Florida, Nettie Brown and Lena Harris, both of Newburgh, and Frances Patton of Parksville; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Louis LaVecchia.
Cremation was made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Graveside services and burial of the cremains will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Peter's Cemetery in Monticello with the Rev. Ivan Csete officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Monticello.
Millicent P. Tescione
Ret. Secretary, 67
Millicent P. Tescione of Westbrookville, a retired secretary for the Port Jervis School System and a longtime area resident, died Monday, January 8, 2001, at Beth Israel North Hospital in New York City. She was 67 years of age.
The daughter of the late Jeanne Puglisi, she was born April 29, 1933, in the Bronx.
Mrs. Tescione was a member of Holy Name R.C. Church in Otisville and a volunteer for the D&H Canal Museum in Cuddebackville.
She is survived by her husband, Joachim "Jack" Tescione, at home; two daughters, Jacqueline Tescione, at home, and Christine DeNella and her husband, Lou, of Matamoras, Pa.; two grandsons, Kristopher and Dominick; a first cousin, Angela Brenner of New York City; and several nieces and nephews, including Janet Lee Tuttle and her husband, John; and a grand-niece, Jessica, and her husband, Glenn.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Thursday at Holy Name R.C. Church in Otisville with the Rev. Peter TranVanPhat officiating.
Interment was private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 3049, Syracuse, N.Y. 13220-2049.
Frank A. Felicello
Frank Anthony Felicello of Bloomingburg, a salesman, died Friday, January 5, 2001, at St. Luke's Hospital in Newburgh. He was 58 years of age.
The son of Helen Baxter and the late Frank Felicello, he was born November 15, 1942, in Newburgh.
He is survived by his mother, Helen Baxter Ryan of Wallkill; two brothers, Charles Murphy of Billings, Mont., and James and his wife, Gail Ryan of New Hyde Park, L.I.; and a sister and her husband, Donna and Ted Herring of Bloomingburg.
Services were held Wednesday at the DiDonato Funeral Home in Marlboro with Father Bill Scafidi officiating.
Burial was made in the Orange County VA Cemetery in Goshen.
Joseph P. DeLuca Jr.
Ret. Contractor, 86
Joseph Paul DeLuca Jr. of Middletown, a retired home contractor and truck driver for DeLuca Motor Lines, died Wednesday, January 3, 2001, at the Horton Medical Center in Middletown. He was 86 years of age.
The son of the late Joseph Paul Sr. and Angelina Barone DeLuca, he was born June 9, 1914, in Middletown.
He is survived by his longtime companion, Flo Cohen of Monticello; and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Chrisitan Burial was offered Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Middletown.
Burial was made in St. Joseph Cemetery in Middletown.
Mary Wilson of Otisville, a student at the Orange-Ulster BOCES in Goshen and a lifelong area resident, died Tuesday, January 9, 2001, at the Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla. She was 14 years of age.
The daughter of Conrad Louis Otero and Karen Ann Wilson Attaway, she was born August 27, 1986, in Middletown.
She attended Otisville-Mt. Hope Presbyterian Church in Otisville.
Miss Wilson is survived by her mother and stepfather, Tracy Attaway, of Otisville; her father of Port Jervis; four brothers, William Truman, Bryan, Benjamin and Timothy Otero, all at home; three sisters, Amanda Attaway, at home, Crystal Truman of Glen Spey and Bridgette Otero of Otisville; her maternal grandmother, Mary Wilson of Fair Oaks; her paternal grandfather, Mark A. Otero of Otisville; her paternal great-grandmother, Delores Otero of Otisville; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Friends may call at the Morse Funeral Home, 33 Railroad Ave., Middletown, on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Otisville-Mt. Hope Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Jeffrey Farley officiating.
Burial will be made in the Otisville-Mt. Hope Plains Cemetery.
Ret. School Custodian, 76
Violet J. Spangenberg, a 20-year resident of Forestburgh and a school custodian for seven years in Plano, Tex., before her retirement in 1978, died Tuesday, January 9, 2001, at the Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, N.J., following a long illness. She was 76 years of age.
The daughter of the late Samuel and Ethel Phillips Straley, she was born in Port Murray, N.J., where she grew up. She lived in Greenville for 13 years and Sache, Tex., for seven years before moving to Forestburgh.
She is survived by her husband, John Spangenberg, at home; five sons, Edward Spangenberg and Richard Spangenberg, both of Otisville, Floyd Spangenberg of Forestburgh, and Joseph Spangenberg and Larry Spangenberg, both of Cuddebackville; four daughters, Joyce Simmons of Middletown, Brenda Freer of Pine Bush, Sandra Haggerty of Cuddebackville and Sonja Roberts of Bonham, Tex.; 27 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Robert Spangenberg.
Friends may call at the Wood Funeral Home, 16 Main St., Branchville, N.J., on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.
Interment will be made in the Branchville Cemetery.
Tillie Hoffman, a former 25-year resident of Bloomingburg, died Tuesday, January 9, 2001, at the Sullivan County Adult Care Center in Liberty. She was 93 years of age.
The daughter of the late Maurice and Bella Lichtman Hoffman, she was born September 30, 1907, in Brooklyn.
She is survived by two sisters, Gertrude Sawasky of Bloomingburg and Eva Polanger of San Rafael, Calif.; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, David Hoffman.
Services will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Family Council of the Sullivan County Adult Care Center, P.O. Box 671, Liberty, N.Y. 12754.
Marie A. Pollen
Ret. NY Tel Super, 93
Marie A. Pollen, an 85-year resident of Liberty and a retired supervisor for New York Telephone in Liberty with 40 years of service, died Wednesday, January 10, 2001. She was 93 years of age.
The daughter of the late James and Mary Agnes Costello Murphy, she was born November 2, 1907, in New York City. She was the widow of Irving Pollen who died July 12, 1983.
Mrs. Pollen was a member of St. Peter's Church, Court Mary Anthony of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, St. Peter's Rosary Society, and the Sullivan County Golf Club all in Liberty, and the Telephone Pioneers.
She is survived by two nephews, John Monahan and his wife, Fran, of Catskill, and Allan Albright of Cape Canaveral, Fla.; three grandnieces and four grandnephews; 15 great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews; and a great-great-grandniece. She was predeceased by two nieces, Jane Reinshagen and Lynne Marie Albright.
Friends may call at the Ramsay's Funeral Home, 275 S. Main St., Liberty, on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:45 a.m. Monday at St. Peter's Church in Liberty with Monsignor Edward Straub officiating.
Burial will be made in the Liberty Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter's Church, 264 N. Main St., Liberty, N.Y. 12754.
William W. Gardiner
Ret. Police Officer, 56
William W. Gardiner of Ellenville, a retired police officer for the Town of Rockland, a retired butcher for Great American and a lifelong area resident, died Tuesday, January 9, 2001, at his home. He was 56 years of age.
The son of the late William and Margaret M. Milano Gardiner, he was born January 18, 1944, in Manhattan.
Mr. Gardiner was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church in Ellenville and the Town of Rockland Police Benevolent Association.
He is survived by his wife, Sarah Stewart Gardiner of Ellenville; two daughters, Barbara Gardiner and Pattie Page, both of Livingston Manor; a brother, John H. Milano of Liberty; two sisters, Margaret Milano of New Hartford, Conn., and Agnes Milano of Liberty; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Loucks Funeral Home, Route 209, Ellenville, on Friday from 6-9 p.m.
Services will be held at 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. Julius A. Collins Jr. officiating.
Cremation will be private.
Marshall Miller Jr.
Equipment Oper., 35
Marshall W. Miller Jr. of Long Eddy, a lifelong area resident and a self-employed equipment operator for construction, died Thursday, January 4, 2001 in Cave Junction, Oreg. He was 35 years of age.
The son of the late Marshall Sr. and Catherine Gorham Miller, he was born February 6, 1965, in Hancock.
He is survived by a brother, Jack Miller of Long Eddy; his paternal grandfather, Sidney Miller of Long Eddy; his maternal grandparents, Ronald Sr. and Elizabeth Rhodes of Long Eddy; four uncles, Merlin Miller of O'Brien, Oreg., William Gorham, Michael Rhodes and Ronald Rhodes Jr., both of Long Eddy; three aunts, Mary Rico and Darlene Rake and Dolores Rhodes, both of Long Eddy; and 10 cousins.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Henderson-Biedekapp Funeral Chapel in Hancock.