February 06, 2001
Clayton G. Young
Erie Maintenance Man, 78
Clayton 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. 1255
Theodore Decker Jr.
Oper. Engineer, 66
Theodore "Ted" Decker Jr. of Spring Hill, Fla., formerly of Accord and an operating engineer for Local 825, died Thursday, February 1, 2001, in Spring Hill, Fla. He was 66 years of age.
The son of Theodore and Amy Merritt Decker, he was born February 1, 1935, in Riverdale, N.J.
Mr. Decker was a former U.S. Navy Seabee and a member of the DeLeo-Braunstein-Maier Post No. 8959, Veterans of Foreign Wars, in Kerhonkson, the American Legion and the Moose Club.
He is survived by his wife, Joan Consolini Decker, at home; two sons, Theodore W. Decker and Arthur Decker, both of Stone Ridge; two daughters, Joanne M. Justiniano of Woodbourne and Carol Fischer of Kerhonkson; three brothers, William Decker of Parksville, Thomas Decker of East Branch and Robert Decker of Goshen; seven sisters, Marilyn Filis of Port Richey, Fla., Darlene LeVoy, Barbara Stamatopolis and Susan Greer, all of Hudson, Fla., Sarah Reid of Cape Cod, Mass., Patricia Evans of Deltona, Fla., and Deborah Hellmers of Spring Hill, Fla.; five grandchildren, Arthur Decker Jr., Kainan Justiniano, Victoria and Stephanie Decker and Christina Fischer; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Loucks Funeral Home in Ellenville with the Rev. Walter S. Steinard officiating.
Burial will be made in Fantinekill Cemetery in Ellenville.
Rebecca Rubin of Country Gardens, Woodridge, formerly of Wilkes-Barre,Pa., died Thursday, February 1, 2001, at the Seelig Division of Community General Hospital in Harris. She was 94 years of age.
The daughter of the late Chaim and Chanah Stern, she was born March 14, 1906, in Poland. She was the widow of Samuel Rubin.
Mrs. Rubin was a seamstress for Blum Brothers in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., for many years.
She is survived by a daughter, Blanche Cohen; a son, Harold Rubin; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a daughter, Rochelle Kurlander; and four brothers.
Services were held Sunday at the Rosenberg Funeral Chapel in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., with Rabbi Larry Kaplan officiating.
Interment was made in the Workman Circle Cemetery in Shavertown, Pa.
Shiva will be observed at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Michael and Blanche Cohen.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Samuel Beytin Community Scholarship Fund, Box AH, Fallsburg, N.Y. 12733 or to the American Cancer Society, 6725 Lyons St., P.O. Box 7E, East Syracuse, N.Y 13057.
Naomi E. Zahurak
Ret. of Corr. Facility, 58
Naomi E. Zahurak of Forestburgh, a former Warwick resident and a retired employee of the Mid-Orange Correctional Facility, died Friday, February 2, 2001, at the New York University in Manhattan. She was 58 years of age.
The daughter of the late Abraham and Anna Bernstein Twersky, she was born July 10, 1942, in the Bronx.
She is survived by her husband, George Zahurak, at home; a daughter and son-in-law, Suzanne and Douglas Jones of Warwick; four sons, and three daughters-in-law, Michael Valentino of Circleville, Jonathan and Lauren Valentino, Gary and Alison Valentino and Richard and Danielle Valentino, all of Warwick; five grandchildren, Alexandria Labarbera, Daniel Valentino, Hannah Jones, Skyler Valentino and Christopher Valentino; a brother, David Twersky of West Orange, N.J; a niece and a nephew.
Services were held Sunday at Temple Beth Shalom in Florida with Rabbi Andrea Myers officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 35 Orchard St., White Plains, N.Y. 10603.
Joseph F. Dirr
Ret. Police Sgt., 74
Joseph F. Dirr, a lifelong resident of Middletown and a retired sergeant for the Middletown Police Department, died Thursday, February 1, 2001, at the Horton Medical Center. He was 74 years of age.
The son of the late Joseph and Bronia Dirr, he was born January 14, 1927, in Binghamton.
A U.S. Army veteran and a former Merchant Marine, he was a member of American Legion Post No. 151 in Middletown. Mr. Dirr was also a member of the Middletown P.B.A., Middletown Elks Club, St. Joseph's Church in Middletown and the Orange County Historical Society. He loved antiques and as an avid coin collector, he was the proprietor of the Coin Center from 1962-1964 and also worked as an appraiser for the Orange County Trust Company.
He is survived by his sons, Daniel Dirr and Darrell Dirr and his wife, Nora; a grandson, Joseph A. Dirr; two brothers, John "Eddie" Dirr and Kenneth Dirr and his wife, Florence, all of Middletown; and a sister, Rosemarie Burns and her usband, Cliff, of Woodbourne. He was predeceased by a son, Joseph F. Dirr Jr. who died in 1974. He was formerly married to Sandra Goldschmidt Behrent of Port St. Lucie, Fla.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Monday at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in Middletown.
Interment was made in the family plot in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Middletown.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association of the Hudson Valley, 35 Orchard St., White Plains, N.Y. 10603.
Henry A. Walter
Ret. Farmer, 84
Henry A. Walter of Loch Sheldrake, a lifelong area resident and the retired owner/operator of Ken Haven Farm in Loch Sheldrake, died Thursday, February 1, 2001, at the Walnut Mountain Care Center in Liberty. He was 84 years of age.
The son of the late Anton and Sophie Berg Walter, he was born November 15, 1916, in Loch Sheldrake.
He was a retired postmaster from the Loch Sheldrake Post Office and a member and past president of the Sullivan County Postal Employees Association. He was also a member of the National League of Postmasters, a founding member and first president of the Loch Sheldrake Senior Citizens, and a past member and director of the Sullivan County Arts Council.
Mr. Walter was a former district treasurer of the Fallsburg Central School District and a former 16-year member of the Fallsburg Board of Education. He was a former committeeman and Democratic delegate to the Fallsburg Democratic Party, a former Boy Scout Master for the Loch Sheldrake Boy Scout Troop, a past chairman and member of the Sullivan County Agriculture Extension Service. He was also a 62-year member of the Loch Sheldrake Fire Company and served as bingo chairman for many years. In 1984 Mr. Walter was named "Fireman of the Year."
A former commissioner and chairman of the Loch Sheldrake Fire District, Mr. Walter served as Town of Fallsburg Councilman from 1988-1991, was a former member of the Fallsburg Lions Club, a member of the Hurleyville United Methodist Church and was a former member of the church board. In recognition of his many involvements, he was the recipient of the Governor Clinton Award given by the Fallsburg Massonic Lodge.
An advocate for the establishment and active fund raiser for many community projects, he was instrumental in the establishment of the Lochmor Golf Course, the Sullivan County Community College, the Bookmobile and Town of Fallsburg Library, the Loch Sheldrake Community Center and firehouse, the Sullivan County Dialysis Center, Community General Hospital of Sullivan County and Big Sky Productions.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Alice Carswell Walter, at home; a son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth H. Walter and Carol Montana of Grahamsville; a daughter and son-in-law, Michele Truitt and John Clark of Las Vegas, Nev.; two sisters, Elsie Scarpati of Leesburg, Fla., and Grace Areson and her husband, Ralph, of Poughkeepsie; four grandchildren, Nicole Persson and her husband, Mark, of San Rafael, Calif., Samuel H. Walter of Rock Hill, Sabrina Mae Walter of Monticello, and Sherstin Truitt of Indianapolis, Ind.; two great-grandchildren, Ian and Adam Persson; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by two brothers, William and Albert Walter.
Friends may call at the Harris Funeral Home, West Street at Buckley, Liberty, on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
The Loch Sheldrake Volunteer Firemen will conduct firematic services at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. Donald Baker officiating.
Burial will be made in the Hurleyville Cemetery in Hurleyville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Loch Sheldrake Senior Citizens Scholarship Fund or the Loch Sheldrake Fire Department, both at Loch Sheldrake, N.Y. 12759, or to the Multiple Myeloma Foundation.
Ret. Mail Carrier, 93
Myrtle Brown of Claryville, a retired rural mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service and a lifelong area resident, died Friday, February 2, 2001, at the Walnut Mountain Care Center in Liberty. She was 93 years of age.
The daughter of the late Sanford and Emma Barber VanAken, she was born September 4, 1907, in Claryville. She was the widow of George Brown.
Mrs. Brown was a member of Immaculate Conception Church in Woodbourne and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Claryville Fire Department.
She is survived by a nephew, Harold VanAken of Liberty. She was predeceased by a daughter, Mary Decker.
Services were held Monday at the Ramsay's Funeral Home with Rev. John Lynch officiating.
Burial was made in the Rural Cemetery in Grahamsville.
Arnold J. Price
Ret. Mechanic, 74
Arnold J. "Scoop" Price of Monticello, a retired mechanic for the Village of Monticello and a lifelong area resident, died Friday, February 2, 2001, at the Horton Medical Center in Middletown. He was 74 years of age.
The son of the late Lester and Florence VanKeuren Price, he was born September 3, 1926, in Monticello.
A U. S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Ruddick Trowbridge American Legion Post #73, in Monticello. He was also a former member of the Rock Hill Fire Department and an original member of the Jackson Hunting Camp in Monticello.
He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Lorraine Pearce Price, at home; five brothers, Lester Price Jr., Raymond Price, Donald Price and Tom Price, all of Monticello, and Robert Price of Swan Lake; four sisters, Violet Calhoun and Shirley Calhoun, both of Monticello, Carol Surerus of Rock Hill and Marilyn Taylor of Tulsa, Okla.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 195 Broadway, Monticello, with the Rev. David Jolly officiating.
Burial will be made in the Rock Hill Cemetery in Rock Hill.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY. 12550; or the Rock Hill United Methodist Church, Rock Hill, N.Y. 12775.
Gladys E. Norell
Former Dancer, 85
Gladys E. Norell of Willowemoc and Manhattan, a former dancer and stenographer, died Friday, February 2, 2001, at the Roosevelt Hospital in New York City. She was 85 years of age.
The daughter of the late John and Rose Marie Mahn Glancy, she was born November 4, 1915, in Corona. She was the widow of Pat Norell.
Beginning her dancing career on August 28, 1934, she was in the Broadway play "Saluta," starring Milton Berle. After her dancing career, she was a stenographer for the New York City Department of Social Services.
Mrs. Norell was a member of Union 1180 in New York City, the Tri-Valley Lioness Club in Grahamsville and St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Livingston Manor.
She is survived by a brother, John A. Glancy and his wife, Marion, of Fredericksburg, Va.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Monday at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Livingston Manor with the Rev. Alfred Croke officiating.
Burial was made in St. Aloysius Cemetery in Livingston Manor.
Memorial contributions may be made to ASPCA, Rock Hill, N.Y. 12775 or to St. Aloysius Church, Livingston Manor, N.Y. 12758.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home in Livingston Manor.
Retired Florist, 79
Gustave "Bud" Schock, a longtime resident of Monticello and a florist at the Monticello Greenhouse in Monticello for over 50 years, died Saturday, February 3, 20001, at the Seelig Division of Community General Hospital in Harris. He was79 years of age.
A World War II Army veteran, he served with the 551 Field Artillery Unit during the Battle of the Bulge, the Normandy Invasion and the Crossing of the Rhine. He was a member of the Ruddick Trowbridge American Legion Post #73 in Monticello.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Ruth Sheeley Schock, at home; a son, Thomas Schock of Monticello; a grandson, Ryan Schock of Woodbourne; and two sisters, Florence Heins of Monticello and Ethel Schnider of Connecticut. He was predeceased by a brother, Carl Schock, and three sisters, Gladys Freisinger, Clara Freisinger and Dorothy Davis.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Ramsay's Funeral Home, 55 St. John St., Monticello, with the Rev. Rosemary Smith officiating.
Cremation was made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Memorial contributions may be made to the World War II Memorial, c/o Joseph J. Meola, Floyd Keener Post #315, 183 Rockland Rd., Roscoe, N.Y. 12776.
John J. Worden
Ret. Laborer, 82
John J. Worden of Neversink, a lifelong area resident, died Saturday, February 3, 2001, at the Seelig Division of Community General Hospital in Harris. He was 82 years of age.
The son of the late John and Lydia Sutherland Worden, he was born May 5, 1918, in Grahamsville.
Mr. Worden was a member of Laborer's International Union in Newburgh.
He is survived by his wife, Vivian Rivino Worden, at home; four sons, Wilbur Worden of Richmond, Va., Curtis Worden of New Windsor, Robert Worden of Loch Sheldrake and John Worden of Neversink; five daughters, Josephine Ingold of Glen Spey, Cheyenne Kelly of Yulan, Frances LeMay of State College, Pa., Wilma Wojnar of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and Theresa Worden of Neversink; a sister, Elizabeth Ackerley of Liberty; 15 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife, Mary Hook Worden; and two sisters, Edna O'Dell and Mable Hyzer.
Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Ramsay's Funeral Home, 275 S. Main St., Liberty.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Lorraine Coscia Ackermann officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sullivan County Adult Care Center, Family Care Council, P.O. Box 671, Liberty, N.Y. 12754.
George Kucera Jr.
Shad Fisherman, 64
George J. Kucera Jr. of Westbrookville, a commercial shad fisherman and a retired member of Teamsters Local 447-707 in Maybrook, died Sunday, February 4, 2001, at the Nyack Hospital in Nyack. He was 64 years of age.
The son of the late George Sr. and Janet Taveniere Kucera, he was born July 22, 1936, in Nyack.
Mr. Kucera was a member and past director of the Orange County Trappers Association in Middletown; a member of the New York State and National Trappers Associaiton; the Wallkill Rod and Gun Club in Wallkill and a former Chief of the Knickerbocker Engine Company and the Rockland Lake Fire Department.
A veteran of the Korean War, he served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Red Finn, home ported in Norfolk, Va. He was a member of the Hudson Valley Submarine Veterans in New Paltz.
In 1991, Mr. Kucera was an ambassador for People To People Foundation and was sent to Siberia to train and upgrade the Siberian Trappers.
In a family statement, it was said, "George was an avid fisherman and trapper and was a commercial shad fisherman, fishing in the Hudson River."
He is survived by his wife, Rosemarie Hawkins Kucera, at home; two daughters, Ellen Mastrelli of Port Jervis and Patti Sibilia of Westbrookville; a brother, John Kucera of Westbrookville; a sister, Theresa Sherman of Port Allegheny, Pa.; three grandsons, Joseph and Mathew Mastrelli and Alex Sibilia; and several nieces and nephews.
Private service and cremation were held.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 6725 Lyons St., P.O. Box 7E, East Syracuse, N.Y. 13057.
Ret. Seamstress, 93
Katie Gabel of Narrowsburg, a retired seamstress for Katz Manufacturing of Honesdale, Pa., and a lifelong area resident, died Wednesday, January 31, 2001, at the Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale, Pa. She was 93 years of age.
The daughter of the late William and Christina Georgi Heitkamp, she was born August 4, 1907, in Narrowsburg.
Mrs. Gabel was a member of the Tusten Senior Citizens in Narrowsburg and the Ladies Auxiliary to the Lava Fire Department.
She is survived by three sons, Walter Weber of Newburgh, Norman Weber of Narrowsburg and Ralph Weber of Leesburg, Fla.; six grandchildren, Pam, Gail, Kelly, Karen, Kathleen and Kasey; a great-granddaughter, Katie; and two great-grandsons, Mathew and Alex.
Cremation was made at the Twin Tiers Crematory in Endicott.
Private burial of the cremains will be made in Glen Cove Cemetery in Narrowsburg in the spring.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Tusten Volunteer Ambulance Corps or to the Lava Fire Department, both at Narrowsburg, N.Y. 12764.
Arrangements were made by the Rasmussen Sons Funeral Home in Narrowsburg.
Mary L.C. Addy,
Ret. Teacher, 97
Mary LaMoree Coombe Addy, a more than 70-year resident of Highland Park, N.J., died Friday, February 2, 2001, at the McCarrick Care Center in Somerset, N.J. She was 97 years of age and was the widow of Thomas E. Addy Sr. who died in 1970.
She was born in Marlboro, N.Y., and grew up in Arlington, N.J., where her father was pastor of the First Presbyterian Church. She was a graduate of Kearny (N.J.) High School and the New Jersey College for Women (Douglass College) Class of 1924. She taught home economics in the Kearny School System until her marriage.
She was a member of the Reformed Church of Highland Park and had been active in its women's organization and sewing group. She was a member of the Douglass Alumnae Association.
Mrs. Addy is survived by three sons, Thomas E. Addy Jr. and his wife, Gytha, of New Brunswick, N.J., and William Coombe Addy and Richard Hardwick Addy, both of Highland Park; a daughter, Mary LaMoree Addy of Harrisonburg, Va.; a sister, Helen C. Coombe of Kearny, N.J.; and a brother, Philip Coombe of Grahamsville.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Jaqui-Kuhn Funeral Home in Highland Park, N.J.
Burial will be made in Elmwood Cemetery in New Brunswick, N.J.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Reformed Church of Highland Park, 19-21 South Second Ave., Highland Park, N.J. 08904; the Reformed Church of Grahamsville, N.Y. 12740; the Douglass College Alumnae Association, or to the McCarrick Care Center, 15 Dellwood Lane, Somerset, N.J. 08873.
George W. Abbott
Ret. Rupp Emply., 78
George William Abbott of Middletown, a retired employee of Rupp Southern Tier and a longtime area resident, died Friday, February 2, 2001, at the Kingston Hospital in Kingston. He was 78 years of age.
The son of the late William and Jennie Tato Abbott, he was born February 16, 1922, in Northfield, Vt.
A World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy, he was a member of VFW Post No. 5523 in Middletown and a member of Local Union 445.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Evelyn Abbott, at home; a son, William Abbott of Middletown; three daughters, Janice Moshier of Mars Hill, N.C., Georgia Della Pia and Ann Lybeck, both of Middletown; two brothers, Douglas Abbott of North Carolina and Wayne Abbott of the state of Florida; a dear friend, Tony Valentia; four grandsons, Frank York and his wife, Helen, of Yulan, Thomas Sullivan of Matamoras, Pa., and Robert Della Pia Jr. and Michael Della Pia, both of Middletown; a granddaughter, Jennifer Egger and her husband, Jerry, of Pennsylvania; six great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a granddaughter, Tammy Sullivan, and a son-in-law, Robert Della Pia Sr.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Ralston-Lippincott- Hasbrouck-Ingrassia Funeral Home, 72 West Main St., Middletown.
Burial will be made in the Wallkill Cemetery in Phillipsburg.
Pat Kittner of Warwick, a homemaker, died Saturday, February 3, 2001, in Warwick.
The daughter of the late Wilfred R. and Elizabeth Malone Carr, she was born in Warwick.
Mrs. Kittner was a member of St. Stephen's Church, a member of the D&H Dancers of Middletown and avid clogger.
She is survived by her husband, Charles E. Kittner; five daughters and four sons-in-law, Charlotte and Michael Paddock of Albion, Lisa and Stephen Brennan of Bedford, Tex., Karen and Dennis Kittner of Warwick, Prin and Mike Salvia of Liberty and Robin Kittner of Warwick; two sons, Brian Kittner and his wife, Jennifer, of Tomkins Cove, and Charles Kittner Jr. of Warwick; 10 grandchildren, Michelle Osborne, Michael C. Paddock, Michael C., Stephen Jr. and Christine Brennan, Jillian, Marla and Casey Egan and Brian Jr. and Sydney Kittner; and two great-grandchildren, Kayla and Cody Osborne.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Stephen's Church in Warwick.
Interment will be made in St. Stephen's Cemetery in Warwick.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, NYS Memorial Processing Center, P.O. Box 31160, Hartford, Conn. 06150-1160.
Roger L. Starzan
Ret. Dr. Ed. Teacher, 58
Roger L. Starzan of Port Jervis, a retired driver education teacher for the Port Jervis School System, a retired principal of the Delaware Valley School System in Westfall, Pa., a regional vice-president for NIA Insurance and Financial Services in Monticello, and a 35-year area resident, died Friday, February 2, 2001, at the Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis. He was 58 years of age.
The son of the late Peter and Mary Kisilitchak Starzan, he was born September 13, 1942, in Berwick, Pa.
He was a graduate of Berwick (Pa.) High School and Lock Haven University where he earned a Bachelor's degree in History. He earned his Master's degree in Education Administration at NYU and furthered his doctoral studies in education at Lehigh University in Allentown, Pa.
Mr. Starzan was a member of Most Sacred Heart R.C. Church, Knights of Columbus Council No. 471, 4th Degree, the Port Jervis Lodge of Elks #645, a member and past president of the Port Jervis Lions Club and a member of the board of the Port Jervis Housing Authority. He was also a member and past chairman of the Port Jervis planning Board, an advisory to the board of the Port Jervis Salvation Army and a trustee of St. Mary's R.C. Church. Mr. Starzan was a former coach of the Port Jervis Pop Warner Football and Port Jervis Little League and an associate professor at Sullivan County Community College in Loch Sheldrake.
He is survived by his wife, Maryalice McCloskey Starzan, at home; two sons, Michael P. Starzan, Esq., of New York City, and Patrick L. Starzan of Los Angeles, Calif.; a brother, Peter Starzan Jr. of Berwick, Pa.; and two nieces. He was predeceased by a brother, Jack Starzan.
Funeral services will be held at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home in Port Jervis followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary's R.C. Church in Port Jervis with the Rev. David DeSimone officiating.
Burial will be made in St. Mary's Cemetery in Port Jervis.
Interment will be made in St. Mary's Cemetery in Port Jervis.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 6725 Lyons St., P.O. Box 7E, East Syracuse, N.Y. 13057.
George F. Babcock
Ret. From NYS Hwy., 73
George F. "Babby" Babcock of Bloomingburg, a retired NY State Highway Department employee and a lifelong area resident, died Sunday, February 4, 2001, at the Horton Medical Center in Middletown. He was 73 years of age.
The son of the late Dorothy Edna and Ambrose Franklin Babcock, he was born June 9, 1927, in Middletown.
An Army veteran of World War II, Mr. Babcock was a member of the Pine Bush VFW Post No. 5492, a member of the Loyal Order of Moose #2036 in Mamakating and a lifelong member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge #544 in Middletown.
He is survived by his companion, Wilma Plocharczyk; a daughter, Debra Hall of Holiday, Fla.; a sister, Carolyn Lewis and her husband, Sonny, of Middletown; a brother, Kenny Babcock and his wife, Barbara, of Middletown; two granddaughters, Katy and Molly of Holiday, Fla.; several nieces and nephews; his step-children, Charlie and Nancy Plocharczyk of Burlingham, Dennis Plocharczyk of Chambersburg, Pa., Betty and Cliff Doutt of Frederick, Md., Diana Michalowski of Otisville, Linda and Jack Morrissey of Austin, Tex., Marion Plocharczyk and Buster Orzeck of Middletown; and his extensive extended family. He was predeceased by two brothers, Charlie and Larry Babcock.
Friends may call on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 111 Sullivan St., Wurtsboro.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. Betty Beach officiating.
Burial will be made in the Wallkill Cemetery in Phillipsburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Bloomingburg Fire Co., P.O. Box 1039, Bloomingburg, N.Y. 12721.