February 13, 2001
Lucy F.B. Hallock
Lucy Finkle Beach Hallock of Monticello, a homemaker and a lifelong area resident, died Wednesday, February 7, 2001, at her home. She was 85 years of age.
The daughter of the late George and Mary Jane Schoonmaker Finkle, she was born June 9, 1915, in Middletown.
She is survived by a son, Jess Beach of Liberty; four daughters, Thelma Skinner of Harris, Mary Boyd of Monticello, Shirley Beam of Monticello and Edna Travis of Texas; 22 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Richard Beach.
Services were held Sunday at the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Monticello with the Rev. Robert C. Nadelen officiating.
Burial was made in the Liberty Cemetery in Liberty.
Hilda Hill of Eldred, a homemaker and a lifetime area resident, died Thursday, February 8, 2001, at the Seelig Division of Community General Hospital in Harris. She was 90 years of age.
The daughter of the late William and Harriet Clausen Eldridge, she was born December 18, 1910, in Black Lake. She was the widow of William Hill.
Mrs. Hill is survived by two daughters, Hazel Covart of White Lake and Alice Ferber of Callicoon; a son, Ernest Hill of Wurtsboro; two sisters, Iva Foster of Kauneonga Lake and Peggy Tothard of Stroudsburg, Pa.; a brother, William Eldridge of the state of Florida; 18 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Monday at the Gray-Rasmussen Funeral Home in Barryville.
Interment was made in the Montoza Cemetery in Eldred.
Margaret Eastwood Centamore, a 44-year resident of Middletown, died Tuesday, February 6, 2001, at the Horton Medical Center in Middletown. She was 85 years of age.
The daughter of the late George and Jennie Lane Eastwood, she was born April 28, 1915, in Brooklyn. She was the widow of Santo Centamore Sr. who died June 21, 1992.
Mrs. Centamore was a member of St. Joseph's Church.
She is survived by six children and their spouses, Vincent and Frances Centamore of Williston Park, L.I., George and Carolee Centamore of Bloomingburg, Ronald and Kimberly Centamore of Coral Springs, Fla., Santo Centamore of Montgomery, Genevieve and Ronald Mracek of Middletown and RoseMarie and David Edwards of Bloomingburg; 14 grandchildren, Sam, Anthony, Mary, George, Debra, Vincenzo, Frances, Catherine, Theresa, Ronnie, Danielle, Jean-Marie, Edward and James; 14 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, George Eastwood Jr., and two sisters, Marcella Beckley and Anna Travis.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Saturday at St. Joseph's Church in Middletown.
Interment was made in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Middletown.
Evelyn Kohler Robisch
Evelyn Kohler Robisch of Jeffersonville, a homemaker and a lifelong resident of the area, died Friday, February 9, 2001, at the Seelig Division of Community General Hospital in Harris. She was 93 years of age.
The daughter of the late William and Mary Krantz Kohler, she was born August 24, 1907, in Kohlertown. She was the widow of David Laverty and Irving Robisch.
Mrs. Robisch was a 75-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star, formerly of Lincoln Chapter in Jeffersonville and presently a member of St. Tammany Chapter No. 492, OES, in Callicoon. She was also a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Jeffersonville, the Jeffersonville Senior Citizens and a former member of the Delaware Valley Senior Citizens in Callicoon.
She is survived by a niece, Shirley Stabbert of Callicoon; three step-sons, John Laverty of Canada, Charles Robisch of Atlanta, Ga., and Robert Robisch of Mt. Airy, Md.; four grandnieces and a grandnephew. She was predeceased by two brothers, Mark and Percy Kohler; a nephew, William Mark Kohler; and a niece, Claire McCarthy.
Services were held Monday at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville with the Rev. Robert McLeod officiating.
Burial was made in the Liberty Cemetery in Liberty.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Jeffersonville or the Jeffersonville First Aid Squad, both at Jeffersonville, N.Y. 12748.
Dolores M. Murns
Dolores M. Murns of Kauneonga Lake, a homemaker and a lifelong area resident, died Thursday, February 8, 2001, at the Seelig Division of Community General Hospital in Harris. She was 61 years of age.
The daughter of the late Thomas and Alice Masters Hickman, she was born June 10, 1939, in Carbondale, Pa.
Mrs. Murns was a member of the Mongaup Valley United Methodist Church.
She is survived by two sons, Edgar Murns of Winfield, Ala., and Michael Long of Kauneonga Lake; two daughters, Donna Hillard of Monticello and Joanne Payne of Ruthersford, N.J; three brothers, Donald Hickman of Trumansburg, Thomas Hickman of White Lake and William Hickman of Winter Haven, Fla.; a sister, Jeanette Murran of Monticello; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Services were held Monday at the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Kauneonga Lake with the Rev. Kenneth Rodgers officiating.
Cremation was made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Michael W. Schlereth
Ret. Mechanic, 62
Michael W. Schlereth of Cochecton, a retired self-employed mechanic in Queens, died Friday, February 9, 2001, at the Seelig Division of Community General Hospital in Harris. He was 62 years of age.
The son of the late Michael and Elizabeth Campbell Schlereth, he was born August 3, 1938, in Brooklyn.
He is survived by a sister, Theresa McCoy and her husband, Joseph, of Brentwood, L.I.; a brother, Joseph Schlereth of Cochecton; several nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grand-nephews and great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Monday at Our Lady of the Lake Roman Catholic Church in Lake Huntington with the Rev. Thomas Jones officiating.
Interment was made in the East Cochecton Cemetery in Cochecton.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Rasmussen Sons Funeral Home in Narrowsburg.
Mary L. P. Hopkins
Ret. Supervisor, 72
Mary Louise Pane Hopkins of Newburgh, a retired maintenance agreement supervisor for Sears in Fishkill and a 32-year area resident, died Saturday, February 10, 2001, at the Sylcox Nursing Home in Newburgh. She was 72 years of age.
The daughter of the late Anthony and Antoinette Trunzo Pane, she was born April 29, 1928, in Geneva.
Mrs. Hopkins was a member of St. Patrick's Parish, Our Lady of the Lake Chapel, in Newburgh. She was a past secretary, treasurer, vice president and president of the Valley Central Scholarship Council, a past president of St. Patrick's Rosary Altar Society, a past president of the Golden Age Club of Newburgh, and for five years was in phone operations in the Valley Central School District.
She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Doris Ann and Peter Zacari of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, and Diane Marie and Robert Philips of Gastonia, N.C.; two sons, David M. Hopkins of Newburgh and Donald R. Hopkins of Woodbourne and his former wife, Debra Hall of Woodbourne; a step-son, Andy Nedwetzky and a step-granddaughter, Darian Nedwetzky, both of Monticello; a granddaughter, Anna Maria Zacari of Cleveland Heights, Ohio; four brothers, Anthony Pane Jr. and Sam Pane, both of Geneva, Frank Pane of Gilbert, Ariz., and Dominick "Mickey" Pane of Brooklyn; four sisters, Rose Baumgartner of Seffner, Fla., Elizabeth Edsall of Oklahoma City, Okla., Virginia Barresi of McFarland, Wisc., and Joanne Dorgan of Canandaiqua; and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of the Lake Chapel, Rt. 52, Town of Newburgh, with Msgr. John Budwick officiating.
Burial will be made in St. Mary's Cemetery in Geneva.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Parkinson's Disease Assoc., Inc., 1250 Hyland Blvd., Suite 4B, Staten Island, N.Y. 10305.
Anna C. Barbuti
Ret. EKG Tech, 91
Anna C. Barbuti of Wurtsboro, a retired EKG and pulmonary functions technician for Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck and a lifelong area resident, died Sunday, February 11, 2001, at the Horton Medical Center in Middletown. She was 91 years of age.
The daughter of the late Louis and Camilla Vicini Zucchelli, she was born June 30, 1909, in Manhattan. She was the widow of August D. Barbuti Sr.
Mrs. Barbuti was a member of St. Joseph's Church in Wurtsboro and was a former children's buyer for Thompkin's Department Store in Middletown.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, August D. Jr. and Mary Barbuti of Wurtsboro; a daughter and son-in-law, Camille and James Bradford of Hollis, N.H.; four grandchildren, James Bradford, Gale LaScala, Christine A. Herschel and David A. Barbuti; six great-grandchildren, Gina, Alex, Christina, Alyssa, Stephen and Matthew; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Adolfo Zucchelli, and a sister, Francesca Zucchelli.
Friends may call at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 111 Sullivan St., Wurtsboro, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph's Church in Wurtsboro with the Rev. Peter J. Madori officiating.
Burial will be made in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Wurtsboro.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 35 Orchard St., White Plains, N.Y. 10603.
Daniel Burrows, 84
Daniel E. "Bud" Burrows of Chester, a retired butcher, carpenter and volunteer fireman for over 50 years, died Friday, February 9, 2001, at his home. He was 84 years of age.
The son of the late Gail N. and Rosena R. Brooks Burrows, he was born April 22, 1916, in Campbell, Steuben County. He was the widower of Helen Louise Shaw Burrows who died in 1999.
Mr. Burrows is survived by four children and their spouses, Shirley A. and Berton Mead of Evans Mills, Judith M. and Frank Moody of Fairchance, Pa., Daniel H. and Susan Burrows of Mamakating, and John Burrows of Chester; seven grandchildren, Lisa Mead and Cindy Mead, both of Liverpool, N.Y., Daniel Rittacco of Middletown, John Rittacco of Fairchance, Pa., Robin McKinnon of Trenton, N.J., Rebecca Burrows of Mamakating and Amy Burrows of Johnson City, Tenn.; a great-grandson, Justin Rittacco of Middletown; a sister, Etta M. Schultz of Florida, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Florence J. Moore, and an infant brother, Andrew J. Burrows.
Private services were conducted by the Rev. Robert Hoag.
Interment was made in the Chester Cemetery in Chester.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Chester Volunteer Ambulance Corps, 83 Main St., Chester, N.Y. 10918 or the American Parkinson's Disease Association, 1250 Hyland Blvd., Suite 4B, Staten Island, N.Y. 10305-1946.
Andrew Myron, 77
Ret. from Spears Co.
Andrew Myron of Cuddebackville, a retired employee of the Hemsley Spears Co. in New York City and a 10-year area resident, died Saturday, February 10, 2001, at the Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis. He was 77 years of age.
The son of the late Ilko and Anna Horak Myron, he was born September 17, 1923, in Ukraine.
He was a member of Holy Cross Ukrainian Catholic Church in Astoria.
Mr. Myron is survived by his wife, Maria Myron, at home; three sons, Eugene Myron of Saratoga, Andrew Myron of Nunda, and Myron Myron of Cuddebackville; two daughters, Natalka Dorosz of Cuddebackville and Lesya Myron of Astoria; two brothers, Theodore Myron and Slawko Myron, and two sisters, Olga Rabij and Natalka Tymecz, all of Ukraine; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Gray-Parker Funeral Home, 100 East Main St., Port Jervis.
The Panachyda Service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Services will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, followed by a 10 a.m. Liturgy Mass at St. Volodymyr's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Glen Spey with the Rev. Oleska Kostyk officiating.
Burial will be made in Holy Spirit Ukrainian Catholic Cemtery in Hamptonburgh.
Robert J. Lotko, 59
Robert J. Lotko of Wurtsboro, a longtime area resident, died Friday, February 9, 2001, at his home. He was 59 years of age.
The son of the late Joseph E. and Sheila Muldoon Lotko, he was born January 15, 1942, in Brooklyn.
He is survived by three daughters, Constance, Emelia and Laura; two sisters, Sheila Sciurca and her husband, Albert, of Wurtsboro, and Joan Lotko of Apache Junction, Ariz.; a grandson, Earl; a niece; and a nephew.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Monday at St. Joseph's Church in Wurtsboro with the Rev. Peter J. Madori officiating.
Burial was made in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Wurtsboro.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wurtsboro Fire Dept., P.O. Box 457, or to the Mamakating First Aid Squad, P.O. Box 525, both at Wurtsboro, N.Y. 12790.
Funeral arrangements were made by the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Wurtsboro.