February 23, 2001
C. Nelson Johnston
Ret. Businessman, 81
C. Nelson Johnston of Roscoe, the owner of the family bluestone and lumber business and a longtime area resident, died Monday, February 19, 2001, at the Seelig Division of Community General Hospital in Harris. He was 81 years of age.
The son of the late Thomas D. and Elizabeth M. Backer Johnston, he was born December 21, 1919, in Horton. He was the widower of Agnes P. Johnston to whom he had been married for 51 years.
Mr. Johnston was a 1941 graduate of Manhattan College with a BBA degree. He was president and one of the founders of the Roscoe Community Nursing Home, a member of Gate of Heaven Church, a more than 50-year member of the Roscoe Hose Co. #1, a 45+ year and life member of the Roscoe Kiwanis Club, all in Roscoe. He had received the Silver Beaver Award from the Boy Scouts of America and was a former director of the Norstar Bank in Roscoe for over 30 years.
He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Charles N. and Cynthia L. Johnston, and a grandson, James Robert Johnston, all of Shandelee; a brother, Alfred G. Johnston of Roscoe; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, James P. Johnston.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Thursday at Gate of Heaven Church in Roscoe with the Rev. Alfred Croke officiating.
Burial was made in St. Aloysius Cemetery in Livingston Manor.
Memorial contributions may be made to the R&R Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Roscoe, N.Y. 12776.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Harris Funeral Home in Roscoe.
Angel Rae Spangler
Angel Rae Spangler of Liberty, a homemaker and longtime area resident, died Tuesday, February 20, 2001, at her home. She was 22 years of age.
The daughter of Debra Spangler, she was born June 20, 1978, in Harrisburg, Pa.
She is survived by her mother of Liberty; six half-sisters, Stacey Vogel-Spangler of Montgomery, Md., Amanda Weaver of Harrisburg, Pa., Stephanie Vogel of Westchester, Pa., Heather Hinkley of Neversink, Christina Dutkiewicz of North Branch and Michelle Edwards of Kauneonga Lake; three half-brothers, Richard P. Keaf of Westchester, Pa., Chad Vogel of Liberty and Michael Edwards Jr. of Kauneonga Lake; and; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends may call at the Harris Funeral Home, West Street at Buckley, Liberty on Friday from 10 to 11 a.m.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday with Pastor Dorothy Smith officiating.
Burial will be made in the Liberty Cemetery in Liberty.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Liberty Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Liberty, N.Y. 12754.
Blanche "Elaine" Bogusz of Middletown, formery of Pearl River, died Tuesday, February 20, 2001, at the Middletown Park Manor in Middletown. She was 79 years of age.
The daughter of the late Harry and Anna Cochran Walker, she was born October 15, 1921, in Tuxedo. She was the widow of Michael "Mickey" Bogusz who died in 1987.
While living in Pearl River, Mrs. Bogusz was a member of the Order of Amaranth in Suffern, the Pearl River Methodist Church, The Mothers Group of the Pearl River DeMolay, and the Faith Reform Church of Slate Hill.
She is survived by two sons, Robert M. Bogusz and his wife, Ann Sylvia, of Wolf Lake, and Glenn A. Bogusz and his companion, Clara Ingram, of Lenior, N.C.; three granddaughters, Lisa Porpora and her fiance, Claude Delassandro, Deborah and her husband, Chris DeRienzo, and Adrienne Bogusz; three great-grandchildren, Jonathan, Kristen and Whitney; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, Harry Walker Jr. who died in 1982 and Jack Walker who died in 1990.
Friends may call at the Wyman-Fisher Funeral Home in Pearl River on Friday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m.
Services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in the Pearl River Methodist Church.
Burial will be made in the Brick Church Cemetery in New Hempstead.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Ret. Seamstress, 92
Gladys Stratton of Grahamsville, a former steamstress for Rosenstocks in Ellenville and a lifelong area resident, died Sunday, February 18, 2001, at the Sullivan County Health Care Center in Liberty. She was 92 years of age.
The daughter of the late Charles Elmer and Louisa DePuy Sheeley, she was born June 8, 1908, in Montela. She was the widow of Edwin E. Stratton.
Mrs. Stratton was a member of the Ulster Heights United Methodist Church.
She is survived by a daughter, Shirley DeWire of Grahamsville; three grandchildren, Denise Brown, Kathleen Mc Carthy and Janine Cassidy, all of Grahamsville; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Wednesday at the Ulster Heights United Methodist Church with the Rev. Peggy Ann Sauerhoff officiating.
Burial was made in the Ulster Heights Cemetery in Ulster Heights.
Memorial contributions may be made to Family Council, c/o Sullivan County Adult Care Center, P.O. Box 671, Liberty, N.Y. 12754 or to the Ulster Heights United Methodist Church, 1264 Ulster Heights Rd., Ellenville, N.Y. 12428.
Robert Pellew Jr.
Robert M. Pellew Jr. of Bloomingburg, a self-employed bricklayer and a lifelong area resident, died Sunday, February 18, 2001, at the Horton Medical Center in Middletown. He was 40 years of age.
The son of Robert M. and Margaret Culver Pellew, he was born February 14, 1961, in Middletown.
He is survived by his parents of Bloomingburg; his wife, Delores Holmberg Pellew, at home; six children, Jennifer Pellew, Patricia Pellew, Jessica Pellew and Robert M. Pellew III, all at home, and Jason S. Pellew and Heather Pellew, both of Cuddebackville; three sisters, Brenda Bernard, Barbara Rodriguez and Sandra Reidy, all of Bloomingburg; a brother, Allen Pellew of Bloomingburg; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Thursday at the Ralston-Lippincott-Hasbrouck-Ingrassia Funeral Home in Middletown with the Rev. Betty Beach officiating.
Burial was made in the Bloomingburg Cemetery in Bloomingburg.
James C. Ansbro
O&R Foreman, 64
James C. Ansbro of Liberty, a 14-year area resident and a foreman with Orange & Rockland Utilities in Spring Valley, died Tuesday, February 20, 2001, at the Seelig Division of Community General Hospital in Harris. He was 64 years of age.
The son of the late James J. and Dora Conklin Ansbro, he was born June 1, 1936, in Suffern.
Mr. Ansbro was an active member of the Liberty Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Ruth Pfaff Ansbro, at home; two sons and daughters-in-law, James C. and Dawn Ansbro of Goshen, and Paul D. and Lori Ansbro of Neversink; two sisters, Dolores Miles of Canton, Ga., and Gladys Rosado of Congers; several nieces and nephews; and four grandchildren, Ryan, Scott, Kristen and Corinne Ansbro.
Friends may call at the Ramsay's Funeral Home, 275 South Main St., Liberty, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Robert C. Nadelen officiating.
Burial will be made in the Brick Church Cemetery in New Hempstead.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Liberty Baptist Church, 7 North Main St., Liberty, N.Y. 12754.
Maria Nakonechna of Glen Spey, a homemaker and a longtime area resident, died Tuesday, February 20, 2001, at the Walnut Mountain Care Center in Liberty. She was 97 years of age.
The daughter of the late Ivan and Anna Radow, she was born August 23, 1903, in Ukraine.
Mrs. Nakonechna was a member of St. Volodymyr's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Glen Spey, the Ukrainian National Association and the Glen Spey Senior Citizens Group.
She is survived by a daughter, Stefanla Kashuba of Glen Spey, two sons, Wasyl Nakonechna and Ewhen Nakonechna, both of Ukraine; two granddaughters, Nadia Tanasiczuk and Luba Nakonechna of Brooklyn; and a great-grandson, Oleh Nakonechna of Brooklyn.
Services were held Thursday at the Gray-Parker Funeral Home in Port Jervis, followed by a Liturgy Mass at St. Volodymyr's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Glen Spey with the Rev. Olesksa Kostyk officiating.
Burial was made in Glen Spey Cemetery in Glen Spey.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Volodymyr's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 2105 Route 43, Glen Spey, N.Y. 12737.
Gail C. Friedman
Gail Clark Friedman of San Jose, Calif., a native of Livingston Manor, died Thursday, February 15, 2001, at the California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, Calif. She was 52 years of age.
The daughter of the late Cecil and Margaret Clark, she was born May 18, 1948, in Liberty.
Mrs. Friedman was a graduate of Corning Community College and SUNY at Oneonta. She earned her Master's degree at San Jose State. She was a former fifth grade teacher at the Goshen Middle School and was a training specialist for Underwriter's Laboratory in San Jose, Calif. She was also a member of the IBM Amateur Radio Club.
In a family statement, it was said, "She was a loving, caring wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend whose beautiful spirit and strength was an inspiration to all of us. We will miss her sweet smile and unconditional love."
She is survived by her husband, Jack Friedman, and a son, Scott Friedman, both of San Jose, Calif.; two sisters, Joyce Clark Gardner of Montgomery and Shirley Weigand of Liberty; a brother-in-law, Donald Weigand of Liberty; two nephews, Neil Gardner of Bloomingburg and Jesse Weigand of Liberty; a niece, Lacey Weigand of Liberty; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Nathan and Helen Friedman, a brother-in-law, William Friedman and his wife, Joann, all of Harris; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Services were held Thursday followed by burial at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Morgan Hill, Calif.
Eugene R. Noble
Ret. FBI Agent, 80
Eugene R. Noble of Beach Lake, Pa., a former special agent for the FBI and a longtime area resident, died Monday, February 19, 2001, at his home. He was 80 years of age.
The son of the late Samuel and Mildred Olver Noble, he was born February 5, 1921, in Honesdale, Pa. He was the widower of Lillian Irwin.
Mr. Noble was employed by the FBI from 1941 to 1974 as a special agent. He also worked as a security insurance officer for Fidelity Union Trust Company in Newark, N.J, and from 1986 to 1996 he was fairways superintendent for Cricket Hill Golf Club in Hawley, Pa.
A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he was a member of the American Legion in Honesdale, Pa., the Liberty Elks Lodge #1545 in Liberty, the National Rifle Association and the Society of Former Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation-Northeast Chapter. He was also a member of the Cricket Hill Golf Club in Hawley, Pa., and the Clerbrook Men's Golf Association in Clermont, Fla.
He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Jean Walston Noble, at home; a son and daughter-in-law, Timothy S. and Patricia Noble of Honesdale, Pa.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Roxanne and Keith Orr and Camille and James Sage, all of Groton; a step-daugher, Jo Ann Simon of Cartaret, N.J.; two sisters, Eleanor Rice of Deposit and Virginia Dutton of Tyler Hill, Pa.; two brothers, William O. Noble of Raleigh, N.C. and Donald Noble of Honesdale, Pa.; seven grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; four great-granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews.
Cremation was made at the Twin Tiers Crematory in Endicott.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 3, at the Calkins Union Baptist Church in Calkins, Pa., with the Rev. Lane Jones officiating.
Burial of the cremains will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Calkins Union Baptist Church, Milanville, Pa. 18443 or to the Tusten Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Narrowsburg, N.Y. 12764.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Rasmussen Sons Funeral Home in Narrowsburg.
Lucille Griffith of Tyler Hill, Pa., a homemaker and a lifelong area resident, died Sunday, February 18, 2001, at the Wayne Woodlands Manor in Waymart, Pa. She was 88 years of age.
The daughter of the late John and Ethel Rolston Stephens, she was born on March 24, 1912, in Fallsdale, Pa. She was the widow of Orlo Wilsey who died in 1948.
Mrs. Griffith was a member of the Damascus United Methodist Church in Damascus, Pa.
She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Thomas D. Griffith, at home; a daughter and son-in-law, Margaret and Clayton Crum of Beach Lake, Pa.; a son, Thomas E. Griffith of Tyler Hill, Pa.; a sister, Doris Loscig of Pottstown, Pa.; two brothers, Merlin Stephens of Fallsdale, Pa., and Stanley Stephens of Honesdale, Pa; two grandchildren, Colleen Brink and Steven Crum; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Private services were held Wednesday at the Rasmussen Sons Funeral Home in Narrowsburg with the Rev. George Gallandorm officiating.
Burial was made in the Hillside Cemetery in Damascus, Pa.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Damascus Volunteer Ambulance Corps or to the Damascus United Methodist Church, both at Damascus, Pa. 18415.
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.
She was born in Marlboro and grew up in Arlington, N.J., where her father was pastor of the First Presbyterian Church. She was the widow of Thomas E. Addy Sr. who died in 1970.
Mrs. Addy 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 active in its women's organization and sewing group. She was also a member of the Douglass Alumnae Association.
She 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, N.J.; 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 were held February 6 at the Jaqui-Kuhn Funeral Home in Highland Park, N.J.
Burial was made in the 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.