January 26, 2001
Ret. Owner of Sullivan's 83
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 widower of Florence Shapiro.
In the mid 1940s, Mr. Shapiro and his brother 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 step-son, Steven Schlussel of West Orange, N.J.; 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.
Rita P. Gardner
Ret. Salesclerk, 68
Rita P. Gardner of Woodbourne, a former salesclerk at Richie's True Value Store in Ellenville and a 22-year area resident, died Tuesday, January 16, 2001, at the Seelig Division of Community General Hospital in Harris. She was 68 years of age.
The daughter of the late John and Nancy Ingrelli Revolinski, she was born January 16, 1933, in Milwaukee, Wisc. She was the widow of Felix Garder.
She is survived by a daughter, Denise McShan of Australia; a sister, Nancy Haldermann of Milwaukee, Wisc.; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Friday at the Loucks Funeral Home, Route 209, Ellenville, with the Rev. Jay Voglelaar officiating.
Mae B. Eaton
Ret. Salesperson, 95
Mae B. Eaton of Wurtsboro, a former salesperson for Carson and Towner in Middletown, died Sunday, January 21, 2001, at the Middletown Park Manor. She was 95 years of age.
The daughter of the late George and Elizabeth Douglas Eaton, she was born April 28, 1905.
She is survived by a sister, Ruth Curry of Minneola, Fla.; a brother-in-law, Donald Hyatt of Roseland, N.J.; three nieces, Ruth Robinson of Middletown, Betty McLin of Greenville, N.C., and Donna Cota; and a nephew, Robert Curry of Clarmont, Fla. She was predeceased by a sister, Bea Hyatt, and her companion, Francis Gaffney.
Services were held Wednesday at the Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home in Middletown.
Interment was made in the Wallkill Cemetery.
Doris A. Haddock
Ret. from NY Tel, 76
Doris A. Haddock of Monticello, a 38-year employee of New York Telephone Co. and a lifelong area resident, died Monday, January 22, 2001, at the home of her son in Monticello. She was 76 years of age.
The daughter of the late Leo and Viola Bassney Slater, she was born April 18, 1924, in Equinunk, Pa. She was the widow of Charles P. Haddock.
Mrs. Haddock was a member of the United Methodist Church of Monticello and a founder of Noah's Ark Thrift Shop of the church. She was a member and past secretary of the Monticello Senior Citizens, a member of the Office of the Aging, the Telephone Pioneers of America and the Ladies Auxiliary to the Bailey-Richmond Post No. 9588, Veterans of Foreign Wars. She was also a volunteer for Meals on Wheels and was an avid bowler.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Alan "Moose" and Judy Reynolds of Monticello; two step-daughters, Sheri Haddock of New York City and Cynthia Belle and her husband, Richard, of Swan Lake; a sister, Florence Toohey of Richmond, Va.; three grandsons, Francis "Rusty" Welsch, Robert Welsch and Joshua Belle; two granddaughters, Tracy Gaughan and Jessika Belle; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Cora Stevenson, and a grandson, Ronald Welsch.
Services were held Thursday at the United Methodist Church of Monticello with the Rev. Rosemary Smith officiating.
Cremation was made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Sullivan County, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.
Funeral arrangements were made by the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Monticello.
Dorothy G. Tompkins
Dorothy G. Tompkins of Cornwall, a homemaker, died Sunday, January 21, 2001, at the Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla. She was 69 years of age.
The daughter of the late John G. and Lidia Vanduser Tompkins, she was born November 12, 1931, in Cornwall. She was the widow of Arthur W. Rozner.
Ms. Tompkins is survived by two sons, Robert A. Santiago of Tennessee and Obdulio R. Santiago of Cornwall; a daughter, Shirley Robinson of Monticello; a brother, John G. Tompkins of Highland Falls; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Barbara T. Robinson, and a sister, Emma Croyle.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Doulin Newburgh Funeral Home, 318 North Montgomery St., Newburgh.
Burial will be made in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 6725 Lyons St., P.O. Box 7E, East Syracuse, N.Y. 13057, or to the American Heart Association.
Ret. Carpenter, 67
Reuben Lake of Ellenville, a retired carpenter and member of Local 255 in Rock Tavern, died Tuesday, January 23, 2001, at St. Peter's Hospital in Albany. He was 67 years of age.
The son of the late Reuben and Frances Taylor Lake, he was born March 3, 1933, in Ellenville.
A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served in Korea during 1953 and 1954.
He is survived by his wife, Catholene Lake, at home; four children by a previous marriage, Helen Lake of Accord, Michael Lake of Briggs Highway, John Lake and his wife, Pamela, of Accord, and Christopher Lake and his wife, Melissa of Grahamsville; eight grandchildren; and three sisters, June L. Miller of Ellenville, Sally M. Muller of Afton and Jacqueline A. Tefft of Spring Glen.
Friends may call at the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home, 21 Canal St., Ellenville, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Pastor Jay Vogelaar officiating.
Interment will be made in Fan-tinekill Cemetery.
Ronald W. Bishop Sr.
Avon Processor, 58
Ronald W. Bishop Sr. of Sloatsburg, a processor for Avon Products in Suffern for 31 years, died Wednesday, January 24, 2001, at his home after a long illness. He was 58 years of age.
The son of William and Helen Weaver Bishop, he was born September 26, 1942, in Suffern.
Mr. Bishop was a U.S. Navy veteran serving from 1961 to 1963. He loved to play golf and go hunting.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Frieda Gannon Bishop, at home; three children, Susan Cataldo of Huntington, Karen Sehnal of Chester and Ronald Bishop Jr. of Sloatsburg; his parents; two brothers, Richard Weaver of Chicago, Ill., and Kenneth Bishop of Chester; a sister, Sandra Akers of Swan Lake; three grandsons; and a granddaughter.
The family will receive friends on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Wanamaker & Carlough Funeral Home, 41 Eagle Valley Rd., Sloatsburg.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joan of Arc R.C. Church.
Interment will be made in Airmont Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Rockland.
Lillian M. Ruppert
Ret. LPN, 89
Lillian Mae Ruppert of Circleville, a former licensed practical nurse with the Middletown State Hospital and co-owner/operator of Ruppert's Garage in Middletown, retired operator of Ruppert's Used Furniture, and an 80-year area resident, died Sunday, January 21, 2001, at the Orange County Residential Health Care Facility in Goshen. She was 89 years of age.
The daughter of the late James and Florence Dukes Robinson, she was born March 27, 1911, in Branchville, N.J. She was the widow of Emil J. Ruppert.
She is survived by five nieces, Arlene Keese and Diana Palmer, both of Circleville, Sherri Sharpe of Westbrookville, Betty Bonitz of Bloomingburg and Deborah Elliott of Middletown; a nephew, David Keese of Circleville; a sister-in-law, Ada Robinson of Bloomingburg; and several grand-nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, Arthur and Ernest Robinson, and a sister, Stella Keese.
Services were held Thursday at the Cornelius, Dodd & Connell Funeral Home in Middletown with the Rev. Kenneth Wonderland officiating.
Interment was made in the Wallkill Cemetery in Phillipsburg.