February 02, 2001
Joseph F. Smith
Ret. Highway Worker, 64
Joseph F. Smith of Callicoon, a former worker for Collingdale Boro Pennsylvania Highway Department, died Wednesday, January 24, 2001, at the Seelig Division of Community General Hospital in Harris. He was 64 years of age.
The son of the late Joseph and Rose Allgeier Smith, he was born March 24, 1936, in New York City.
He is survived by his wife, Marguerite Doran Smith, at home; a son and daughter-in-law, Joseph and Alma Smith of Callicoon; two daughters and sons-in-law, Stephanie and Kevin Verrill of Mifflinburg, Pa., and Jennifer and Paul Pitz of Narrowsburg; six grandchildren; several step-grandchildren; and several cousins. He was predeceased by a daughter, Rosemarie Smith, and a brother, Robert E. Smith, a retired New York City policeman.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered January 29 at St. George's Church in Jeffersonville, with Father Robert Nee, O.F.M., officiating.
Burial was made in St. Raymond's Cemetery in the Bronx.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, c/o NYS Memorial Processing Center, PO Box 31160, Hartford, Conn. 06150-1160.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville.
Margaret Ruppert of Kenoza Lake, more recently a resident of Walnut Mountain Care Center in Liberty and a former longtime resident of Fern Manor in Kenoza Lake, died Saturday, January 27, 2001, at the Seelig Division of Community General Hospital in Harris. She was 85 years of age.
The daughter of the late Conrad and Anna Kohler Ruppert, she was born June 30, 1915, in Middletown.
While living at Fern Manor and at Walnut Mountain Care Center, Miss Ruppert was a very active member of the resident groups.
She is survived by three brothers and sisters-in-law, Conrad and Marge Ruppert of Yarmouth, Mass., Warren and Alice Ruppert of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Arthur and Ruth Ruppert of Georgetown, Tex.; a sister-in-law, Clara Ruppert of Kenoza Lake; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by a brother, Robert Ruppert.
There will be no visitation.
Services were held on Thursday at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville with the Rev. William Hagerty officiating.
Burial was made in the Kenoza Lake Cemetery in Kenoza Lake.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jeffersonville First Aid Squad, Jeffersonville, N.Y. 12748 or to the Kenoza Lake Fire Department, Kenoza Lake, N.Y. 12750.
Marie G. Sheeley
Marie G. Sheeley of Glen Wild, a homemaker and a lifelong area resident, died Saturday, January 27, 2001, at her home. She was 83 years of age.
The daughter of the late Lord Oscar and Ada Cunningham Decker, she was born January 15, 1918, in Middletown. She was the widow of Arnold Sheeley who died June 5, 1993.
Mrs. Sheeley was a member of the Rock Hill United Methodist Church, the Star Rebekah Lodge and Monticello Grange #157.
She is survived by a son, Dale Sheeley of Rock Hill; a daughter, Carol Benjamin of Monticello; a brother, Vincent Decker of Rock Hill; five grandchildren, Lisa Marie Benjamin, Dale Sheeley Jr. and Arnold, Daniel and Dawn Sheeley; and a great-grandchild. She was predeceased by a sister, Avesta Sheeley.
Services were held Wednesday at the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Monticello with the Rev. David Jolly officiating.
Burial was made in the Rock Hill Cemetery in Rock Hill.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Rock Hill Fire Department, Glen Wild Rd., Rock Hill, N.Y. 12775.
Ernest C. Ellies
Ret. Truck Driver, 64
Ernest C. Ellies of Livingston Manor, a retired truck driver and former employee of the Concord Hotel in Kiamesha Lake, died Wednesday, January 31, 2001, at the Seelig Division of Community General Hospital in Harris. He was 64 years of age.
The son of the late Jerry and Lee Boston Ellies, he was born December 24, 1936, in Manhattan.
He is survived by his wife, Katherine Ellies, at home; a son, Ernest Ellies of Livingston Manor; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Services were private.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Harris Funeral Home in Liberty.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family.
Claus Schons of Jeffersonville, a self-employed carpenter, died Monday, January 29, 2001, at the Seelig Division of Community General Hospital in Harris, as the result of injuries sustained in a vehicular accident. He was 79 years of age.
The son of the late Nicholaus and Margaretha Arenz Schons, he was born October 24, 1921, in Trier, Germany.
He is survived by his wife, Gloria Lanese Schons, at home; three daughters, Michele Morganthaler of Mastic, Renee Prarie of Youngsville and Claudette Darson of Syracuse; five sons, Craig Lanese of Jeffersonville, Wayne Lanese of Stroudsburg, Pa., Dean Lanese of Derry, N.H., Tim Lanese of Youngsville, and Claus Schons Jr. of Mastic; a sister, Jennie Joyce of Southhold; 22 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at St. Francis Church in Youngsville on Saturday at 11 a.m. with Father Robert Nee, OFM, officiating.
Cremation will be made at the Twin Tiers Crematory in Endicott.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Youngsville Fire Department, Youngsville, N.Y. 12791.
Sharon L. Clark
Registered Nurse, 47
Sharon Lee Clark of Midlothian, Va., formerly of Glen Spey, a registered nurse at the Chesterfield Mental Health Clinic in Chesterfield, Va., died Monday, January 29, 2001, at the Chippenham Hospital in Chesterfield, Va. She was 47 years of age.
The daughter of Vernon and Rita Ealin Clark, she was born February 22, 1953, in Port Jervis.
Miss Clark attended the Pond Eddy United Methodist Church in Pond Eddy. She was a member of the Vietnam Veterans Association of America, the Richmond AIDS Ministry in Richmond, Va., the Virginia Nursing Association and a board member of the Professional Marriage and Family Therapists.
She is survived by her father of Port Jervis; her mother of Green Cove Springs, Fla.; a brother, Michael Clark of Green Cove Springs, Fla.; a niece, Catie Clark; and several aunts and uncles.
Services and interment will take place in the spring at the Glen Spey Cemetery in Glen Spey.
Due to her ministry and research of AIDS, memorial contributions may be made to the Richmond AIDS Ministry, Richmond, Va. 23200.
Adult Care Vol., 70
Azalee Dais of Youngsville, who retired in 1994 as Director of Patient Care and Assistant Administrator at the Sullivan County Adult Care Center in Liberty, died Tuesday, January 30, 2001, at her home. She was 70 years of age.
The daughter of Ila Pertelle Hughes Taylor and the late Arthur Hughes, she was born May 23, 1930, in South Carolina.
Mrs. Dais was a U. S. Air Force Veteran of the Korean War. She was a graduate of Bellevue Hospital School of Nursing and received her Bachelor's degree from New York University and her Master's degree from Columbia University. She was a member of St. Francis Church in Youngsville and was instrumental in the opening of the Sullivan County Adult Care Center where she was a volunteer in the adult day care program. Mrs. Dais was also a member of the Community Services Board of Sullivan County.
She is survived by her mother of Liberty; two daughters, Alyssa Solis of Maryland and Alana Dais, at home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Anthony and Helen Dais of Syracuse and Alistair and Barbara Dais of Maryland; and six grandchildren, Alyson, Abigail, Antoinette, Cameron, Alixx and Trey.
Friends may call at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Francis Church in Youngsville with Father Robert Nee, OFM, officiating.
Burial will be made in Calvary Cemetery in Youngsville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the National Colo-rectal Research Alliance; Sullivan County Adult Care Center or the Adult Day Care Program, both at Liberty, N.Y. 12754; the American Cancer Society, 6725 Lyons St., P.O. Box 7E, East Syracuse, N.Y. 13750; or to a local post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
William J. McGregor
Warehouse Mgr., 70
William J. McGregor of Washingtonville, a warehouse manager for A&P and a 15-year area resident, died Tuesday, January 30, 2001, at his home. He was 70 years of age.
The son of Edith Nelson McGregor and the late William McGregor, he was born December 26, 1930, in the Bronx.
A U.S. Navy veteran, Mr. McGregor was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Council #5890, Knights of Columbus, in Washingtonville.
In a family statement, it was said, "He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. We will miss you, Papa."
He is survived by his mother of Washingtonville; his wife, Grace McGregor of Washingtonville; three sons, Michael J. McGregor of New City, William J. McGregor of Bloomingburg, and Anthony J. McGregor of Washingtonville; four daughters, Eileen M. McGregor of California, Lillian M. Garcia of Liberty, and Esther M. and Lydia M. McGregor, both of Washingtonville; a brother, Malcolm McGregor of New Jersey; six grandchildren, Victor and Robert Garcia, and Sean, Christie, Katherine and Victoria Mc Gregor; and many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the David T. Ferguson Funeral Home, 20 North St., Washingtonville, on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Church in Washingtonville with the Rev. John Keaveney officiating.
Burial will be made in St. Mary's Cemetery in Washingtonville.
David L. Oleniewski of Livingston Manor, a former 10-year engineer for National Research Lab in Washington, D.C., died Monday, January 29, 2001, in Livingston Manor. He was 53 years of age.
The son of Cecelia Arcymowciz Oleniewski and the late William Oleniewski, he was born February 23, 1947, in Buffalo.
Mr. Oleniewski was a U.S. Air Force veteran and a member of the Sullivan County Chapter of Vietnam Veterans.
He is survived by his mother of Buffalo; his wife, Holly Johanna Drake, at home; a daughter, Kristen Petrillo of Boston, Mass.; and a granddaughter, Eva Petrillo of Boston, Mass.
There will be no visitation.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Shalom Mountain Retreat, 664 Cattail Rd., Livingston Manor, with the Rev. Gerald Jud officiaitng.
Cremation will be made at the Twin Tiers Crematory in Endicott.
Burial of the cremains will be made in the Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery in Liberty at a date to be announced.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville
Clayton G. Young
Erie Maintenance Man, 78
Clarence Young of Livingston Manor, an Erie Railroad maintenance man in Hancock and a lifelong area resident, died Thursday, February 1, 2001, at his home. He was 78 years of age.
The son of the late John and Doris Oestrich Young, he was born September 25, 1922, in Acidalia. He was the widower of Irene M. Young.
He is survived by five sons, Clayton V. Young of Monticello, Arthur L. Young, Dave Young, Steven R. Young and Jasper W. Young, all of Livingston Manor; two daughters, Barbara Young of Liberty and Doris M. Sharp of Newport News, Va.; three sisters, Shirley Young of Texas, Lillian Demming of Ithaca and Madelyn Carpenter of Orland, Pa.; five grandsons; one granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Russell Young.
Friends may call at the Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home, 29 Pearl St., Livingston Manor on Saturday from 2-4 and 7-8:30 p.m.
Funeral services will be held at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Dorothy Smith officiating.
Burial will be made in the Orchard Street Cemetery in the spring.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.