January 23, 2001
Ann LoCastro of Smallwood, a homemaker and a 32-year area resident, died Thursday, January 18, 2001, at the Seelig Division of Community General Hospital in Harris. She was 78 years of age.
The daughter of the late Louis and Helen Zeller Memory, she was born December 25, 1922, in New York City.
Mrs. LoCastro was a member of St. Joseph's Church in Mongaup Valley.
She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Salvatore LoCastro; a daughter, RoseAnn Castelli of Port Washington; a sister, Marilyn Memory of Diamond Bar, Calif.; and a grandson, Anthony J. Castelli. She was predeceased by two sons, Gino and Robert LoCastro.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Joseph's Church in Mongaup Valley on Monday with the Rev. John Lynch officiating.
Burial was made in St. Raymond's Cemetery in the Bronx.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Kauneonga Lake.
Ret. Teacher, 89
Everesta Hanofee of Clifton Park, a retired school teacher in Clifton Park and former resident of Woodbourne, died Saturday, January 20, 2001, at the Eddy Memorial Geriatric Center in Troy. She was 89 years of age.
The daughter of the late Arthur and Theresa Roark, she was born July 26, 1911, in New York City. She was the widow of Walter Hanofee.
A graduate of Monticello High School and New Paltz State Teachers College, she was a teacher in the Fallsburg Central School System for over 30 years, retiring in 1975. She was a member of the Retired Teachers of America and a longtime communicant of the Church of The Immaculate Conception in Woodbourne.
She is survived by three sons, John Hanofee of Clifton Park, Joseph Hanofee and his family of Wilbraham, Mass., and Timothy Hanofee and his family of Atlanta, Ga.; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother and two sisters.
Friends may call at the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home, 396 Main St., Woodbourne, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Wednesday at 11 a.m. at The Church of The Immaculate Conception in Woodbourne with Father John Lynch officiating.
Interment will be made in St. Peter's Cemetery in Liberty.
Elizabeth "Betty" Seargent of Monticello, a lifetime area resident and a homemaker, died Saturday, January 20, 2001, at her home of pancreatic cancer. She was 73 years of age.
The daughter of Madeline Schneble Kinney and the late Phillip Kinney, she was born November 9, 1927, in Middletown.
Mrs. Seargent was a member of St. Peter's Church in Monticello.
She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Charles F. Seargent, at home; her mother of Liberty; a son, Charles F. Seargent Jr. of Monticello; two daughters, Florence "Flossie" Seargent of Wurtsboro and Elizabeth Anna Fontanes of Monticello; three grandchildren, Timothy P. Culligan, Ashley Fontanes and Nicole Fontanes; and three great-grandchildren, Taylor, Alexis and Allison Culligan.
A Mass of the Resurrection will be offered at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at St. Peter's Church in Monticello with Father Robert Ginel officiating.
Burial will be made in St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Forestburgh.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550 or to Lustgarden Foundation for Pancreatic Research at Pan-Can, P.O. Box 4809, Palos Verdes, Calif. 90274.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Monticello.
Retired Knitter, 60
Erwin Kikel of Ferndale, a retired knitter, died Saturday, January 20, 2001, at the Seelig Division of Community General Hospital in Harris. He was 60 years of age.
The son of the late John and Emily Koenig Kikel, he was born May 1, 1940, in Austria.
He is survived by a brother, Hans Kikel of Glendale; a sister, Ruth Lucia of Marietta, Ga; and a nephew, Mark Kikel of Otisville.
Friends may call at the Harris Funeral Home, West St. at Buckley, Liberty, on Wednesday from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday at St. Peter's Church, 264 North Main St., Liberty, with Monsignor Edward Straub officiating.
Burial will be made in St. Peter's Cemetery in Liberty.
Agnes M. Parkhurst
Ret. Bookkeeper, 68
Agnes M. (Steinberg) Parkhurst, a former Monticello and Leesburg, Fla., resident, died Thursday, January 18, 2001, at the Orange County Residential Health Care Facility in Goshen. She was 68 years of age.
The daughter of the late Thomas and Mary Freeman Van Etten, she was born September 12, 1932, in Queens. She was the widow of John P. Parkhurst.
Mrs. Parkhurst worked as a bookkeeper for Bill Baird Assoc. in Monticello for many years. She was a member and past president of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Bailey-Richmond Post No. 9588, Veterans of Foreign Wars, in Monticello, the Rosary Society and Park Players of Mid-Florida Lakes in Florida.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and Donald Swanerbury of Port Jervis; two sons and daughters-in-law, Ralph Jr. and Debra Steinberg of Litchfield Park, Ariz., and James Sr. and Laurie Steinberg of Forestburgh; a brother and sister-in-law, Thomas and Lou Van Etten of Daytona, Fla.; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Helen Plunkett of Newburgh and Barbara and Charlie Hallock of Eldred; eight grandchildren, Donald, Erin, Erica and Dana Swanerbury, Kristen and Jessica Steinberg and James Jr. and Bill Steinberg; and a great-grandson, James Steinberg III.
A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday at St. Paul's R.C. Church in Bullville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 87, 255 Lafayette Ave., Suffern, N.Y. 10901.
Patient Rep., 44
Diane Nunez of Blooming Grove, a patient representative at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City and a 40-year area resident, died Friday, January 19, 2001, at the Arden Hill Hospital in Goshen. She was 44 years of age.
The daughter of the late Edward and Mary Gordon, she was born March 10, 1956, in New York City.
In a family statement, it was said, "She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother."
She is survived by her husband, Henry Nunez of Blooming Grove; two daughters, Corey and Stacey Nunez, both of New York City; three sisters, Phyllis Hefner of Cuddebackville, and Iris Morales and Monica Morales, both of Glen Spey; and two grandchildren, Bianca and Angel Nunez.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Monday at St. Mary's Church in Washingtonville.
Burial was made in St. Mary's Cemetery in Washingtonville.
Lillian Gasko of Lake Huntington, a homemaker and a 75-year area resident, died Saturday, January 20, 2001, at the Ellen Memorial Health Care Center in Honesdale, Pa. She was 96 years of age.
The daughter of the late Philip and Judith DeSantis, she was born January 5, 1905, in Italy. She was the widow of Frederick J. Gasko who died in 1975.
Mrs. Gasko was a member of Our Lady of the Lake Roman Catholic Church in Lake Huntington and a member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas.
She is survived by three children, Maryann Szabo of Lake Huntington, Loretta Gilbert of Huntersville, N.C. and Frederick A. Gasko of Littleton, N.C.; a sister, Madlyn Wold of Monona, Wisc.; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Florence; seven brothers and two sisters.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of the Lake Roman Catholic Church in Lake Huntington with the Rev. Thomas Jones officiating.
Interment will be made in St. Francis Cemetery in Narrowsburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of the Lake Roman Catholic Church, Lake Huntington, N.Y. 12752.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Rasmussen Sons Funeral Home in Narrowsburg.
Bert D. Blatchly, 87
Ret. Corrections Offc.
Bert D. Blatchly, a 54-year resident of New Paltz and a retired corrections officer for the New York State Department of Corrections in New York City, died Thursday, January 18, 2001, at Benedictine Hospital in Kingston. He was 87 years of age.
The son of the late James and Beulah Ferguson Blatchly, he was born September 15, 1913, in Liberty.
A U. S. Navy veteran of WorldWar II, he was a member of the Brannen Van Den Berg Post No. 8645, Veterans of Foreign Wars, in New Paltz; a member of the New Paltz/Gardiner Senior Citizens and a member of Adonai Lodge #718, F.&A.M.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth G. Blatchly, at home; a son, Bruce Blatchly of Gardiner; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Bert J. Blatchly.
Services and burial were private.
Esther G. George
Ret. Teacher, 103
Esther G. George, a 13-year resident of Cobleskill and a former resident of Sundown, died Friday, January 19, 2001, at the home of her daughter in Cobleskill. She was 103 years of age.
The daughter of the late Andrew and Juliana Hanford George, she was born July 9, 1897, in Red Hill. She was the widow of Herbert George Sr. who died in July of 1988.
After graduating from Liberty High School, she attended teachers' training courses and taught at the one-room schoolhouse in Red Hill for several years.
Mrs. George was a member of the United Methodist Church in Sundown, the Alchemy Club, Writers' Club and was a published poet and artist. She wrote "A History of Sundown" and a history of the Sundown United Methodist Church.
She is survived by four daughters, Ruth Cicchinelli of Nichols, Linda Greenwald of Cobleskill, Evelyn Kane of Barre, Vt., and Alberta George of North Eastham, Mass.; a son, Vincent George of Sundown; a sister, Inez Gridley of Grahamsville; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Herbert George Jr.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the United Methodist Church in Grahamsville with the Rev. Lorraine Coscia-Ackerman officiating.
Spring interment will be made in the Grahamsville Rural Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sundown United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 86, Grahamsville, N.Y. 12740.
Ret. Supervisor, 85
Morris Gibber of Monticello, a retired supervisor for Sullivan Industries, a former health officer for the Town of Thompson and a longtime area resident, died Tuesday, January 16, 2001, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern. He was 85 years of age.
The son of the late Louis and Molly Penn Gibber, he was born August 12, 1915, in Newark, N.J.
Mr. Gibber was a member and served on the board of directors of the Landfield Avenue Synagogue. He served on the board of directors of the Hebrew Day School of Sullivan and Ulster County, was a member of the Deborah Hospital and the Jesse Brams Post #209, Jewish War Veterans. He was a former deputy mayor of the Village of Monticello, a former trustee of the Village of Monticello, a former councilman of the Town of Thompson and a former planning board member.
He is survived by his wife, Rose Gibber, at home; three sons, Rabbi Eliezer Gibber, dean of the New England Rabbinical College in Providence, R.I., Rabbi Chaim Gibber, head of the Post Rabbinical College in Minneapolis, Minn., and Rabbi David Gibber, teacher at Chasan Sofer High School in Brooklyn; a daughter, Malka Paretzky, principal of Bais Taakov High School in Monsey; two brothers, Isidor Gibber of Monticello and Yale Gibber of the state of Florida and Israel; a sister, Sylvia Bulter of Pittsburgh, Pa; 39 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Services were held January 16 at the Landfield Avenue Synagogue in Monticello with Rabbi Ben Zion Chanowitz officiating.
Burial was made in the Landfield Avenue Synagogue Cemetery in Monticello.
Shiva will be observed at the family home in Monticello until January 23.
Memorial contributions may be made to Landfield Avenue Synagogue, Monticello, N.Y. 12701.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello.
Irving Shapiro, 83
Ret Owner of Sullivan's
Irving Shapiro of Liberty, the retired owner and operator of Sullivan's Department Store in Liberty and Middletown and a longtime area resident, died at the New York University Medical Center in New York City on Monday, January 22, 2001. He was 83 years of age.
The son of the late Yakov and Chana Replansky Shapiro, he was born August 27, 1917, in Brooklyn. He was the widow of Florence Shapiro.
In the mid 1940s, Mr. Shapiro opened an Army and Navy surplus store in Liberty which ultimately led to the establishment of Sullivan's Department Store, first in Liberty and then a second store in Middletown. Both stores are now closed.
He was a member of Congregation Ahavath Israel Synagogue in Liberty.
Mr. Shapiro is survived by his wife, Dorothy Slavin Schlussel Shapiro, at home; two daughters, Jane Hormadaly of Israel and Laura Shapiro of New Paltz; two step-daughters, Lynn Bagliebter of Scarsdale and Dr. Susan Braun of Greenwich, Conn.; a brother, Sidney Shapiro of Middletown; four grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Congregation Ahavath Israel Synagogue, Chestnut St., Liberty, with Rabbi Marvin Goldman and Rabbi Irving Goodman officiating.
Burial will be made in Congregation Ahavath Israel Synagogue Cemetery in Liberty.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello.
Carl P. Goldstein, 81
Carl P. Goldstein of Monticello, a retired self-employed attorney in Monticello for the Concord, Kutsher, Gibber and Raleigh Hotels, among others, and a lifelong area resident, died Wednesday, January 17, 2001, at the Seelig Division of Community General Hospital in Harris. He was 81 years of age.
The son of the late Philip and Dora Goldsmith Goldstein, he was born June 25, 1919, in Monticello.
A graduate of Monticello High School, Class of 1935, and St. John's University School of Law, Class of 1940, with an L.L.B. Degree, he was a past president of the alumni class of 1940. He was admitted to practice law in the State of New York on September 19, 1940.
He volunteered for service in the U.S. Army in April of 1941 and was discharged as a captain in the Medical Administration Corps on December 16, 1945. While in the service, he attended officers training school at Camp Berkley, Tex., and achieved the enlisted rank of Sergeant and the rank of Captain in the Medical Administration Corps. He served more than two and one-half years overseas and earned the Purple Heart during a battle in Spain. Mr. Goldstein was a member of the Jesse Brams Post No. 209, Jewish War Veterans, in Monticello, serving as commander two times. He was a life member of the Ruddick Trowbridge American Legion Post in Monticello, and a past senior vice commander and junior vice commander.
Mr. Goldstein was a member of the Sullivan County Bar Association, serving as vice president from 1955-56, president 1956 to 1957 and a director from 1957-58. A member of the American Bar Association, he was also a former member of the Departmental Committee, Appellate Division, Third Department, from 1964 until the committee was dissolved. He was a former director, officer and attorney for the National Union Bank of Monticello and Key Bank of Southeastern New York and was a former attorney for Troop F of the New York State Police. He retired as an attorney in 1995.
He was also a member of the Jewish General Aid Society and a member of Landfield Avenue Synagogue where he was a member of the Board of Directors since 1956 and president for two years. He was a charter member of the Monticello B.P.O.E. (Elks) Lodge; a member of the Sullivan County Conservation Club; a member of Fallsburg Lodge No. 1122, F.&.A.M.; a past member of the Board of Directors of Monticello Hospital for 15 years and president from 1958 to 1960; and the senior member and present member of the Board of Directors of the Monticello Rotary Club.
His civic activities included member of the Sullivan County Republican Committee and a committeman for the Town of Thompson since 1950; member and past vice chairman and chairman of the Town of Thompson Republican Committee and a present member of the state committee of the Republican Party from Sullivan County. He was association corporation counsel for the Village of Monticello and thereafter Corporation Counsel for the Village of Monticello during the years 1957-1966, and 1969-1970; Urban Renewal attorney for Sullivan County, 1964-68; county attorney for Sullivan County 1966-67 and 1969-71; and a former town attorney for the Town of Lumberland and Town of Tusten.
The Goldstein family had one of the first hotels in the area, the former Esther Manor. In a family statement, it was said, "The Goldstein family children were all for one and one for all. Carl was a gentleman. His reputation in the legal profession was that of a master at his craft. His word was his bond and he stood by his word. He was an honorable, highly respected man and was well-known throughout Sullivan County."
He is survived by his wife, Shirley Goldstein, at home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Tina and Roger Farber of Jupiter, Fla., and Dora and Lawrence Fry of Pleasanton, Calif.; a son and daughter-in-law, Philip and Susan Goldstein of Norfolk, Va.; two sisters, Irene Asman of Monticello and Esther Strassberg of New York City; three grandchildren, Elliott, Ethan and Ezra; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by five brothers, Ralph, Abraham, Ben, Nathan and Hyman.
Services were held Friday at the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello with Rabbi Ben Zion Chanowitz officiating.
Burial was made in the Landfield Avenue Synagogue Cemetery in Monticello.
Shiva will be observed at the family home in Monticello.
Ret. Podiatrist, 89
Nathan Feinberg, a retired doctor of podiatry, died Friday, January 19, 2001, in Royal Palm Beach, Fla. He was 89 years of age.
The son of the late Isaac and Adele Feinberg, he was born in New York City.
He attended the school system in Monticello. Friends recall that he was a member of the first Monticello High School football team and that when he enrolled at Pittsburgh University he had hopes of playing the sport. Those hopes were quickly dashed when the coaching staff told him that he was too small. Post graduate work took him to the New York College of Podiatry and his lifetime career.
Dr. Feinberg set up his first office in Monticello and then expanded the practice into Port Jervis. After 35 years, he sold the two offices and moved to Florida where he joined a practice with a prominent podiatrist, later maintaining the practice when his partner retired. He served the West Palm Beach community for 13 years.
In Monticello, Dr. Feinberg was very active in community affairs having been president of the Rotary Club and the Jewish Community Center, among other things. In Florida, he was once again active in Rotary affairs.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Pearl Feinberg; two daughters, Dee Sabers of North Palm Beach, Fla., and Lolly Gruber of Royal Palm Beach, Fla.; two granddaughters, Laura Sabers and Ilyce Gruber; and a grandson, David Sabers.
Services were held Monday at the Riverside-Gordon Memorial Chapel in West Palm Beach, followed by burial at the Garden of David. Rabbi Nason Goldstein presided.
Ret. Bookkeeper, 98
Malvinia Dauch of Roscoe, a retired bookkeeper and a lifelong area resident, died Sunday, January 21, 2001, at the Bassett Health Care Hospital in Cooperstown. She was 98 years of age.
The daughter of the late Andrew and Magdalena Zahorik Schad, she was born August 10, 1902, in Roscoe. She was the widow of William Dauch.
Mrs. Dauch and her late husband operated "The Supermarket" in Roscoe for many years.
She is survived by three nieces, Lee Rampe and her husband, Ted, of Roscoe, Susan Rampe and her husband, Harry, of Liberty, and Katheine Stadel of Vestal; a nephew, William Schad and his wife, Sue, of Whitesboro; and several grand-nieces and grand-nephews.
Friends may call at the Harris Funeral Home, Railroad Ave., Roscoe, on Thursday from noon to 2 p.m.
Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Bridgette LeConey officiating.
Burial will be made in the Callicoon Center Cemetery in Callicoon Center.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Roscoe Presbyterian Church, the R & R Volunteer Ambulance Corps or the Roscoe Hose Co. #1, all at Roscoe, N.Y. 12776.