February 09, 2001
Barbara A. Herald
Barbara Ann Herald of Walden, a homemaker, died Tuesday, February 6, 2001, in Wurtsboro Hills. She was 64 years of age.
The daughter of the late Edward and Evelyn Givens Eckert, she was born January 27, 1937, in Marlboro. She was the widow of Donald E. Herald.
She is survived by two sons, Vaughn Herald of Wurtsboro and Frank Herald of Newburgh; a daughter, Amanda Rojas of Walden; four brothers, John Eckert of Newburgh, Frank Eckert of Baldwinville, Mass., Harry Eckert of Spokane, Wash., and Robert Givens of Stedman, N.C.; four sisters, Anna Smith of Jefferson City, Mo., Joan Terry and Eleanor Bell, both of Newburgh, and Sandra Lanford of Stedman, N.C. and 12 grandchildren. She was predeceased by a daughter, Rebecca Herald, a brother, Edward Eckert Jr. and a sister, Iris Givens.
There were no services.
Cremation was made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.
Michael Halper of the state of Georgia, a former Woodridge resident, died Friday, January 26, 2001, at the Frederick Memorial Hospital. He was 54 years of age.
He was the son of the late Judge William and Esther Kagan Halper, and a grandson of the late Jacob and Sarah Halper of Woodridge.
Mr. Halper graduated from Emory University with a degree in accounting and law. He was a member of the Florida, District of Columbia and Maryland Bar Associations.
He is survived by his wife, Marvene Halper, at home; a daughter, Angelene Halper-Rita and a son, Steven Paul Halper.
Graveside services were held at the Greenwood Cemetery in Atlanta, Ga. with Rabbi Arnold Goodman and Cantor Benjamin Adler officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Ahavath Achim Congregation, 600 Peachtree Battle Ave., Atlanta, Ga. 30327 or to the Woodridge Synagogue, Woodridge, N.Y., 12789.
Ret. Farmer, 92
Hildegard Ebert Ruebman of Buck Brook, a retired farmer and 70-year area resident, died Friday, February 2, 2001, at Mrs. G's Adult Home in Narrowsburg. She was 92 years of age.
She was born October 20, 1908, in Germany and was the widow of William L. Ruebman.
She is survived by a daughter, Norma Wightman of Morro Bay, Calif.; two sons, William T. Ruebman of Hortonville and Robert Ruebman of Berkley, Calif.; and six grandchildren.
Cremation was made at the Twin Tiers Crematory in Endicott.
Memorial contributions may be made to the North Branch Fire Department, North Branch, N.Y. 12766.
Mamie B. Vogel,
Mamie B. Vogel of Loch Sheldrake, a homemaker and a lifelong area resident, died Thursday, February 1, 2001, at the Seelig Division of Community General Hospital in Harris. She was 43 years of age.
The daughter of Ella Wood Bingham and the late James Bingham, she was born June 7, 1957, in Livingston Manor.
She is survived by her mother of Unadilla; her companion, Harvey Faust Jr. of Loch Sheldrake; eight sons, Carlo Gonzalez Jr. of Loch Sheldrake, Charles Gonzalez, Richard Vogel Jr. and Vascillio Vogel, all of Liberty, William Wood of Binghamton, Julian VanLoan of Monticello, Allen VanLoan of Pennsylvania and William VanLoan of Kiamesha Lake; six daughters, Rene Gonzalez of Monticello, Lisa VanLoan of Mongaup Valley, Kimberly VanLoan of Kiamesha Lake, Samantha Vogel of Liberty, Bobbi-Jo Vogel of Georgia and Patricia Jean Vogel of Pennsylvania; a brother, James Bingham Jr. of Binghamton; a sister, Ellen "Marie" Bingham of Liberty; three nephews and three grandchildren. She was predeceased by a daughter, Mamie Gonzalez.
Friends may call at the Ramsay's Funeral Home, 275 S. Main St., Liberty, on Friday from noon to 2 p.m.
Services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Robert Nadelen officiating.
Cremation will be made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Frances N. Lupo, 77
Frances Nana Lupo, a longtime area resident, died Saturday, February 3, 2001, at the Seelig Division of Community General Hospital in Harris. She was 77 years of age.
She is survived by several friends at the Sullivan County Adult Care Center in Liberty.
Graveside services and burial will be held at St. Peter's Cemetery, Cold Spring Road, Liberty on Saturday at 11:15 a.m. with Monsignor Edward Straub officiating.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Liberty.
Edwin "Eddie" Velez of Swan Lake, a caretaker at Camp Bnos Yakov in Swan Lake and a lifelong area resident, died Tuesday, February 6, 2001, at his home. He was 42 years of age.
The son of Merecedes Rivera Velez and the late Felix Velez, he was born January 19, 1959, in Puerto Rico.
He is survived by his mother, his wife, Elsa Velez and a son, Omar Velez, all of Puerto Rico; five brothers, David Velez and Randy Velez, both of Ohio, Modesto Velez and Damian Velez, both of Livingston Manor, and Francisco Velez of Liberty; three sisters, Santa Velez and Rosa Rodriguez, both of Puerto Rico, and Cruzita Dorsey of Ohio; and many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home, 29 Pearl St., Livingston Manor, on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. Alfred Croke officiating.
Burial will be made in St. Aloysius Cemetery in Livingston Manor.
Amy G. Murray
Ret. Bookkeeper, 73
Amy G. Murray of Monticello, a retired bookkeeper for Chase Manhattan Bank in New York City, died Wednesday, February 7, 2001, at the Seelig Division of Community General Hospital in Harris. She was 73 years of age.
The daughter of the late James George and Agnes Body Rason, she was born December 27, 1927, in Brooklyn.
Mrs. Murray was a member of the Monticello English Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses.
She is survived by her husband, Benjamin H. Murray, at home; a sister, Sarah Williams of Brooklyn; four sons, Michael Murray of Brooklyn, Benjamin Murray of Atlanta, Ga., Carlton Murray of Manhattan and Elliot Murray of Brooklyn; two daughters, Arlene Gordon of Monticello and Sandra Rason of St. Louis, Mo.; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and friends. She was predeceased by a sister, Lorraine McKnight, and a brother, James George Rason.
Friends may call at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 195 Broadway, Monticello, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Monticello Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses, Kingdom Hall, Park Ave., Monticello, with Terrance Pettigrew officiating.
Burial will be made in the Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery in Liberty.
Memorial contributions may be made to Monticello Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses, Park Ave., Monticello, N.Y. 12701.
Donald J. Bullock
Cab Driver, 53
Donald J. Bullock of Livingston Manor, a cab driver for 1181 Cabs, died Tuesday, February 6, 2001, at his home. He was 53 years of age.
The son of Donald Lowe and Angela T. Perna Bullock, he was born May 2, 1947, in Easton, Pa.
A veteran of the U. S. Army, he served in Vietnam.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Ann Decker Bullock, at home; his parents of California; two sons, Artie Bullock of Montgomery and Joseph Bullock of Liberty; a daughter, Donna Wanamaker of Highland Mills; two sisters, Barbara Gardner of Seattle, Wash., and Nancy Lones of California; and a grandson, Donald Beck of Highland Mills.
Funeral services were held Thursday evening at the Morse Funeral Home in Middletown.
Cremation was made at the Oxford Hills Crematory in Chester.
Edna M. Coyle
Ret. Teacher, 94
Edna M. Coyle of Liberty, a longtime area resident and a teacher at St. Patrick's Cathedral School in New York City, before relocating in Sullivan County in 1951, died Monday, February 5, 2001, at the Horton Medical Center in Middletown. She was 94 years of age.
The daughter of the late Edward and Anna M. Coyle, she was born March 23, 1906, in New York City.
Miss Coyle was retired from a position as bookkeeper for the Sullivan County Harness Racing Association in Monticello and had also been a bookkeeper for Sullivan's Department Store and Fuelane Corp., both in Liberty. She was a member of St. Peter's Church in Liberty.
She is survived by dear friends, the Win Barley family of Liberty.
Friends may call at the Ramsay's Funeral Home, 275 S. Main St., Liberty, on Friday from 3:30 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Peter's Church, 264 N. Main St., Liberty, with Monsignor Edward Straub officiating.
Burial will be made in St. Peter's Cemetery in Liberty.
Howard W. Atwood
Ret. Const. Coord., 76
Howard W. Atwood of Middletown, a retired self-employed construction project coordinator, died Tuesday, February 6, 2001, at his home. He was 76 years of age.
The son of the late Howard S. and Ida Bennett Atwood, he was born June 11, 1924, in Middletown.
A 1942 graduate of Middletown High School, he played piano and saxophone for the high school band. A lieutenant in the Air Force, he played saxophone while serving in World War II.
Mr. Atwood was a past president and member of Excelsior Hook and Ladder Company No. 1; a past president of the Middletown Jaycees and was named Jaycee of the Year in 1958. He was a past president and member of the Junior Chamber of Commerce, a member and past chairman of the Board for St. Paul's United Methodist Church. An avid bowler and softball player for Middletown Firemen leagues, he served in various positions with the Boy Scouts and was a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge #1097. He was awarded the Best Renovated Structure at 34 Grove St. award from the Orange County Board of Realtors in 1977 and in 1997 Thrall Library accepted a copy of "The Little Puppy That Went to the Circus," based on the nighttime story he told his children.
He is survived by his wife, Eleanor R. Sparks Atwood, at home; three daughters, and two sons-in-law, Patricia and Jerome Affron of Newburgh, Yvonne and Gary Wakeman of Middletown and Gail Congalosi of Clifton Park; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Jeffrey H. and Meg Atwood of Middletown and Law-rence Atwood of Wurtsboro; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Morse Funeral Home, 33 Railroad Ave., Middletown. Firematic services will be held at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, followed by Elk services at 7:40 p.m.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Following cremation, burial will be made in the Bloomingburg Cemetery in Bloomingburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation of the Hudson Valley, 254 Rt. 17K, West Wing Bldg., Newburgh, N.Y. 12550; The Excelsior Hook & Ladder Co. #1, 81 East Main St., Middletown, N.Y. 10940; or to St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 60 West Main St., Middletown, N.Y. 10940.
Walter J. Hull Sr., 83
Ret. from Training School
Walter J. Hull Sr. of Middletown, retired from the Warwick Training School and a longtime area resident, died Sunday, February 4, 2001, at the Horton Medical Center in Middletown. He was 83 years of age.
The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Bertram Hull, he was born June 12, 1917, in Lords Valley, Pa.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of VFW Post 692 and the American Legion Post 151, both in Middletown.
A family statement simply read, "Farewell to our Bingo partner."
He is survived by his wife, Hilda Hull of Middletown; three daughters, Patricia Mitchko of Jacksonville, Fla., Barbara King of Middletown and Joanne Hull of Watertown; a son, Walter James Hull Jr. of Sullivan County; two brothers, Edward Hull of New York State and Gene Hull of Pennsylvania; grandchildren, great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Thursday evening at the Ralston-Lippincott-Hasbrouck-Ingrassia Funeral Home in Middletown.
Burial was private.
Elizabeth W. Bosch
Elizabeth W. Bosch of Highland Lake, a longtime area resident, died Sunday, February 4, 2001, at her home. She was 81 years of age.
The daughter of the late Harry and Catherine Watt Gunstone, she was born January 19, 1920, in Brooklyn. She was the widow of Henry M. Bosch who died January 28, 2001.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Gerald Rumsey of Yulan; two sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Sandra Bosch of Highland, and Russell and Christine Bosch of Bath; a brother, Willis Gunstone of Williamsport, Md.; six grandchildren, Brian Rumsey, Rachel Rumsey, Gregg Bosch, Henry Bosch, Kyle Bosch and Amy Bosch; three great-grandchildren, Stephanie Lee, Victoria Rumsey and Alexandra Rumsey.
Services were held Thursday at the Gray-Rasmussen Funeral Home in Barryville with the Rev. Nancy Vonderhorst officiating.
Burial was made in Montoza Cemetery in Eldred.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Highland Lake Fire Department or the Highland Lake Lions Club, both at Highland Lake, N.Y. 12743.
Richard Van Keuren
Ret. Administrator, 80
Richard W. Van Keuren of Beach Lake, Pa., a school administrator in East Meadow School District in Long Island at the time of his retirement, died Thursday, February 8, 2001, at his home. He was 80 years of age.
The son of the late Edith and Richard Van Keuren Sr., he was born November 18, 1920, in Youngsville.
He spent his early life in Liberty. A World War II veteran of the Army, he entered college after serving his country and earned a Bachelor's, Master's and professional degree in Education. He retired in 1980 and moved to Beach Lake.
Mr. Van Keuren was an active member of St. John the Evangelist Parish Community, a library volunteer, an avid stone wall builder and a devoted "BeeBop" to his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Therese Browne Van Keuren, at home; five children and their families, Mary Van Keuren of Rochester, Edward, Noriko, Seika and Kanon Van Keuren of Herndon, Va., Janet, Tony, Janine, Kristen, Anthony and Nicholas Casapulla of Morristown, N.J., Karen, Brian, Elizabeth and Daniel Guza of Royersford, Pa., and Linda Van Keuren of Pittsburgh, Pa; a sister, Regina Redding of Suffern; and a brother, Isham Van Keuren of Wallkill.
There will be no visitation.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Mary Magdalen's Church in Honesdale.
Interment will be made in St. Mary Magdalen's Cemetery in Honesdale.
Memorial contributions may be made to the VNA Hospice & Palliative Care Center of Lackawanna County, 301 Delaware Ave., Olyphant, Pa. 18447.