February 27, 2001
Ret. Storekeeper, 90
Luise Schult of Tyler Hill, Pa., formerly of Milanville, Pa., a retired storekeeper and former owner of Schult Deli, and a 53-year area resident, died Thursday, February 22, 2001, at the Fallsdale Meadows in Tyler Hill, Pa. She was 90 years of age.
The daughter of the late Ernest and Sophia Niebur Hinsch, she was born March 2, 1910, in Germany. She was the widow of Robert Schult who died in 1997.
Mrs. Schult was a member of the Milanville Ladies Aid, the Tusten Senior Citizens in Narrowsburg and the German-American Club in Honesdale, Pa.
She is survived by a daughter, Roberta Vold of Hudson, Fla.; a brother, Bernhard Hinsch of Germany; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Hans Hinsch, and three sisters, Amelia Raap, Anna Hinsch and Greta Reylets.
Cremation was made at the Twin Tiers Crematory in Endicott.
A memorial service will be held later.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Dessin Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, RR #1, Box 115, Honesdale, Pa. 18431.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Rasmussen Sons Funeral Home in Narrowsburg.
Ret. Truck Driver, 80
Frank Tasso of Brooklyn, a retired truck driver for Polly-O Dairy Inc., a veteran of World War II and a lifelong Brooklyn resident, died suddenly Tuesday, February 20, 2001, in Glen Spey. He was 80 years of age.
He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and Vincent Martino of Brooklyn; two sisters, Kathryn Masella and Marie Bonarigo; three grandchildren, Cristina Tasso and Amanda and Frankie Martino. He was predeceased by his wife, Anna Rita Tasso, and a son, Giovanna Tasso.
Services were held Monday in St. Anthansius Church in Brooklyn.
Burial was made in the Long Island National Cemetery.
Ret. Businessman, 90
Clarence "Bud" Greenwald of Monticello, the retired co-founder and operator of Greenwald-Supon Heating/Air Conditioning in Monticello and a lifelong area resident, died Thursday, February 22, 2001, in Washington, D.C. He was 90 years of age.
The son of the late Solomon and Roza Greenwald, he was born September 17, 1910, in Monticello.
Mr. Greenwald was a member of the Landfield Avenue Synagogue and the Monticello Rotary Club, both in Monticello.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Alpert Greenwald, at home; a daughter, Dr. Carol Bender and her husband, Howard Kessler, of Bethesda, Md.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Inge Greenwald and Paul and Michelle Greenwald, all of California; three sisters, Louisa Seigel of Canada, Gertrude Zwillinger of Chicago, Ill, and Hilda Amdur of Berkley, Calif.; eight grandchildren, Michael, Rikka, Adam, Rachel and Rebecca Greenwald, and John, David and Dr. Jacqueline Bender.
Services were held Sunday at the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello with Rabbi Ben Zion Chanowitz officiating.
Burial was made in the Landfield Avenue Synagogue Cemetery in Monticello.
Shiva will be observed at the family home in Monticello.
Robert W. Johnson
Ret. Therapy Aide, 82
Robert W. Johnson of Bloomingburg, a retired therapy aide at the Middletown Psychiatric Center and a lifelong area resident, died Thursday, February 22, 2001, at Arden Hill Hospital in Goshen. He was 82 years of age.
The son of the late Mack and Christina Mahoney Johnson, he was born August 30, 1918, in Montgomery. He was the widower of Jessie Mae Elliott Johnson.
Mr. Johnson was also a retired farmer and a former constable for the Town of Wallkill.
He is survived by four sons, Robert M. Johnson of Bloomingburg, Royce W. Johnson and his wife, Carolyn, of LaHabra Heights, Calif., David A. Johnson and his wife, Joanne, of Bloomingburg, and Timothy G. Johnson and his wife, Cassie of Watertown; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Amy Davenport of Vineland, N.J., Marie Gillespie of Bloomingburg and Gertrude Schoonmaker of Wallingford, Conn. He was predeceased by several brothers and sisters.
A prayer service was offered on Sunday at the William M. Gagan Funeral Home in Pine Bush.
Cremation was made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Interment was made in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Wurtsboro.
Ret. Plumber, 86
Durwood C. "Duke" Reinshagen of Liberty, a retired plumbing contractor and lifelong area resident, died Thursday, February 22, 2001, at his home. He was 86 years of age.
The son of the late Otto and Cora Welton Reinshagen, he was born July 7, 1914, in Liberty.
A World War II Army veteran of the Battle of the Bulge, he received the WWII Victory Medal, Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. He was a member of Liberty Masonic Lodge #521, F.&A.M., Ontario Hose Co. #3 of Liberty Fire Department and was a member of the first football team at Liberty High School.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Hortense Reinshagen, at home; a son, Donald Reinshagen of Liberty; a daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Fred Edwards of Liberty; a granddaughter, Heather Reinshagen; and several cousins.
Private services were held Saturday followed by burial in the Liberty Cemetery, with Pastor David McCarthy officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Liberty.
Anastasia Buckley of Holiday, Fla., a homemaker and a former Monroe resident, died Monday, February 19, 2001, in New Port Richey, Fla. She was 69 years of age.
Born in New York City, she resided in Florida for the past 15 years.
Mrs. Buckley was a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in New Port Richey, a member of the Anclote Beach Bums and the Dunkin Donuts Coffee Club in Holiday, Fla.
She is survived by two sons, Robert Buckley of Staten Island and Ronald Buckley of Monroe; three daughters, Mary Druttman of New Port Richey, Fla., Patricia Wright of Monroe and Theresa Monaco of Bloomingburg; a brother, John Ryan of March Island, Fla.; a sister, Alice Donnellan of Palm Coast, Fla.; and eight grandchildren.
A Mass of the Resurrection was offered Saturday, followed by cremation.
Floyd R. Korth, 79
Ret. Milk Distributor
Floyd R. Korth of Callicoon Center, a retired milk distributor, car salesman and bus driver, died Saturday, February 24, 2001, at the Grover M. Hermann Division of Community General Hospital in Callicoon. He was 79 years of age.
The son of the late William and Laura I. Weyrauch Korth, he was born June 6, 1921, in Callicoon Center.
A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, Mr. Korth served as a Town of Callicoon councilman from 1971 to 1985. He was a member of the Callicoon Center Fire Department, the Callicoon Center Schuetzen Verein and the Callicoon Center Rod and Gun Club.
He is survived by his wife, Doris Eldred Korth, at home; three daughters, Dian M. Bogert of Jeffersonville, Linda G. Grosso of Peyton, Colo., and Janet L. Clewell of Beach Lake, Pa.; a son, David W. Korth of Hyattsville, Md.; a brother, Edward Korth of Livingston Manor; a sister, Mildred Whitmore of Damascus, Pa.; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, Clarence Korth and Howard Korth, and a sister, Edna Soule.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville.
Burial will be made in the Callicoon Center Cemetery in Callicoon Center.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jeffersonville Volunteer First Aid Squad, Jeffersonville, N.Y. 12748.
Daisy Van Dunk
Ret. Svc. Worker, 72
Daisy Van Dunk, a 12-year resident of Ellenville and a retired building and service worker at Ringwood State Park, in Ringwood, N.J., died Wednesday, February 21, 2001, at the Ellenville Regional Hospital in Ellenville. She was 72 years of age.
The daughter of the late Harold and Kitty DeFreese, she was born April 23, 1928, in Suffern.
She is survived by her husband, Norman Van Dunk; four sons, Harold Van Dunk of Pemberton, N.J., Norman Van Dunk Jr. of Hewitt, N.J., Carl Van Dunk of Ellenville and William Van Dunk-Red Cloud of Fallsburg; two daughters, Margaret DeGroat of Pennsylvania and Patricia Young of Kingston; a brother, James DeFreese of Bloomingdale; 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a daughter, Carolyn Van Dunk.
Services were held Friday at the Richards Funeral Home in West Milford, N.J., with the Rev. Dr. Janet MacGregor-Williams of the West Milford Presbyterian Church officiating.
Burial was made in the Warwick Cemetery in Warwick.
Clara Dykstra, a six-month resident of New Milford, N.J., a former resident of Youngsville, died Tuesday, February 13, 2001, at the Holy Name Hospital in Teaneck, N.J. She was 89 years of age.
The daughter of the late Frank and Marie Holub Schedivy, she was born May 30, 1911, in Little Ferry, N.J. She was the widow of Charles Sindelar who died in 1974 and Louis Dykstra who died in 1991.
Mrs. Dykstra was a member of the Ladies Aid of the Reformed Church of Youngsville.
She is survived by a daughter, Dorothy Posluszny of New Milford, N.J.; a son, Charles Sindelar of Fountain Hill, Ariz.; five grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by several siblings.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at the Ascension Church in New Milford, N.J., with Fr. Arcadio Munoz officiating.
Burial was made in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Little Ferry, N.J.
Memorial contributions may be made to the New Milford Ambulance Corps, New Milford, N.J., 07646 or to the charity of one's choice.
Burton E. Irwin
Ret. Supt., 76
Burton E. Irwin of Middletown, a retired superintendent and a lifelong area resident, died Wednesday, February 21, 2001, at the Middletown Park Manor in Middletown. He was 76 years of age.
The son of the late Ezra and Harriet Ann Marie Tucker Irwin, he was born August 8, 1924, in Middletown.
Mr. Irwin was the chief mechanic for his namesake, Burt Jr.'s 156 Sportsman. He was well known by the dirt track racing community as "Daddy-O." After retiring from his job in Brooklyn, Mr. Irwin returned to Bloomingburg where he repaired small engines in his shed for many years.
He was a member of the Tri-State Country Music Association and played lead guitar in local country bands as well as for the enjoyment of his family.
In a family statement, it was said, "His devotion to racing and music has been passed on to his children and grandchildren."
He is survived by his wife, Jane Hamilton Irwin; five children, Burton Irwin Jr. of Middletown, Bruce Irwin of Arizona, Sandra Ryan of Rock Tavern, Georgianna LaPlant of Port Jervis and John Irwin of Middletown; two step-sons, James DeFazio and William DeFazio, both of Bloomingburg; four sisters, Ella Morse of Bloomingburg, Mabel Zuchnick of Middletown, Mary Winner of Middletown and Frances Irwin of Howells; 20 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Services were held Saturday 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.
Tom Gildersleeve Sr., 68
Thomas E. Gildersleeve Sr. of Liberty, a lifelong area resident, died Saturday, February 24, 2001, at his home. He was 68 years of age.
The son of the late Howard and Olga Ackerley Gildersleeve, he was born April 9, 1932, in Ferndale.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Dorothy Davis Gildersleeve, at home; a brother, Howard Gildersleeve of Mountaindale; three sons, Thomas Gildersleeve Jr. and his wife, Bonnie, of Woodridge, Guy Gildersleeve of Livingston Manor and Clifford Gildersleeve of Bradenton, Fla.; three daughters and sons-in-law, June and Randy Bivins of Brandenton, Fla., Dawn and Winnie Van Duser of Monticello, and Tina and Nick Field of Liberty; 17 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Carmella Hitt.
Services were private.
Cremation was made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Sullivan and Orange Counties, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.
Arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Liberty.
George E. Lacey
Ret. Fish Tender, 88
George E. Lacey of Livingston Manor, a retired fish tender at the Catskill Fish Hatchery and a lifelong area resident, died Saturday, February 24, 2001, at his home. He was 88 years of age.
The son of the late E. Wiley and Lillian Barnhart Lacey, he was born July 7, 1912, in Livingston Manor.
Mr. Lacey was a World War II Army veteran.
He is survived by two brothers, Clifford L. Lacey of Livingston Manor and Harold Lacey of Monticello; five sisters, Clara Tremper of Callicoon, Gladys Martin of North Carolina, Mae VanAken and Eva Terwilliger, both of Livingston Manor, and Eda Kanoff of Middletown; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home, 29 Pearl St., Livingston Manor, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Donald Baker officiating.
Burial will be made in the Beaverkill Cemetery in Beaverkill.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Livingston Manor Volunteer Ambulance Corps, P.O. Box 1, Livingston Manor, N.Y. 12758.
Mary Ellen DeGroat
Mary Ellen DeGroat of Liberty, a homemaker and lifelong area resident, died Friday, February 23, 2001, at the Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla. She was 35 years of age.
The daughter of Stewart William and Nancy Decker DeGroat, she was born August 15, 1965, in Middletown.
She is survived by her father of Middletown; her mother of Liberty; two sons, Mark Gordon and Maurice Lewis, both of Middletown; two daughters, Shameeka Lewis of Albany and Keesha Lewis of Middletown; four brothers, Stewart W. DeGroat Jr. and Jonathon DeGroat, both of Middletown, and Robert and Joseph DeGroat, both of Liberty; two sisters, Tonya and Brittany DeGroat, both of Middletown; an aunt, Mary A. DeGroat of Middletown; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Morse Funeral Home in Middletown with the Rev. Tim Woodard officiating.
Burial will be made in the Hillside Cemetery in Middletown.
Joseph Wahrhaftig of Monticello, a businessman and a lifelong area resident, died Sunday, February 25, 2001, at the Arden Hill Hospital in Goshen. He was 73 years of age.
The son of the late Hy L. and Sophie Fishman Wahrhaftig, he was born August 2, 1927, in Monticello.
He is survived by a brother, Stephen D. Wahrhaftig of Monticello; and a nephew, Johnathan Kimmel of New Jersey. He was predeceased by a sister, Bernice W. Kimmel.
Services were held Monday at the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello with Rabbi Ben Zion Chanowitz officiating.
Burial was made in the Landfield Avenue Synagogue Cemetery in Monticello.
Jerry Cariffe, 75
Jerry Cariffe of New Windsor, the former owner and pharmaceutical sales manager for Cariffe Medical and Surgical of Newburgh, a retired marketing manager for Stewart International Airport and a lifelong area resident, died Sunday, February 25, 2001, at his home. He was 75 years of age.
The son of the late Anthony and Rose Potente Cariffe, he was born October 6, 1925, in Newburgh.
He was a World War II veteran of the U. S. Navy.
In a family statement, it was said, "Jerry was a beloved husband, father and grandfather, loved by all, and was a true 'Gentle Man'."
He is survived by his wife, Bette Farina Cariffe, at home; three daughters, Cheryl Barton of Newburgh, Susan Cariffe-Haff of Swan Lake and Lori Cariffe-Coombs of Newburgh; a brother, Robert Cariffe of Wallkill; a sister, Marilyn Hearns of New Windsor; and five grandchildren, Megan and Amanda Barton of Newburgh, Ryan Haff of Swan Lake, and Taylor and Brandon Coombs of Newburgh.
Friends may call at the Coloni Funeral Home, Route 9W, New Windsor, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Church, Robinson Avenue, Newburgh.
Interment will be made in Calvary Cemetery in Newburgh.
Roger R. Berrian
Freelance Writer, 50
Roger R. Berrian of Middletown, a freelance writer, died unexpectedly Wednesday, February 21, 2001, at his home. He was 50 years of age.
The son of Frank and Katherine Morgan Berrian, he was born September 7, 1950, in Middletown.
Mr. Berrian was a 1968 graduate of Middletown High School and Orange County Community College. He was a published writer and at one time wrote movie reviews for the Times Herald-Record.
He is survived by his parents of Middletown; a son, Christian Berrian of Boston, Mass.; two brothers, Frank Berrian of Beach Lake, Pa., and John Berrian and his wife, Joann of Sloatsburg; a sister, Pat Morgan of Middletown; and a grandchild.
A Service of Remembrance will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, 130 Highland Ave. in Middletown with the Rev. Susan Faye Wonderland officiating.
Charles L. Benson
Process Dev. Super, 82
Charles L. Benson of Chester, a process development supervisor for Howmet Corporation in Dover, N.J., and a 47-year area resident, died Friday, February 23, 2001, in the Arden Hill Hospital in Goshen. He was 82 years of age.
The son of the late Charles L. and Ethel Kane Benson, he was born January 23, 1919, in Brooklyn.
Mr. Benson was a member of St. Joseph's R.C. Church in the Village of Florida and a former member of the Walton Engine and Hose Company in Chester.
He is survived by his wife, Joan L. McKinnon Benson, at home; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Charles and Mariann Benson of Bullville, John Benson of Wurtsboro, and Kenneth and Rae Benson of Davenport, Fla.; a daughter and son-in-law, Lauretta and Jim Colgan of Goshen; seven grandchildren, Casey Benson, Emily Benson, Maggie Colgan, Kaitlyn Colgan, Marycolleen Colgan, Timothy Colgan and Amy Michaels; a brother, John Benson of Poughquag; and a number of nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two sisters, Loretta Samion and Lillian Moore.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph's R.C. Church in Florida with the Rev. Joseph Tokarczak officiating.
Burial will be made in the Orange County Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Goshen.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Chester Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Main St., Chester, N.Y. 10918.
Sheldon Hardison, 40
Sheldon Hardison, a 15-year resident of Monticello, died Wednesday, February 21, 2001, at the Horton Medical Center in Middletown. He was 40 years of age.
The son of Austin and Rose Ware Hardison Jr., he was born February 20, 1961, in Brooklyn.
He is survived by his father and mother, both of Monticello; his wife, Tanya Mays Hardison of Middletown; his maternal grandmother, Rosie Lee Ware of Monticello; his mother-in-law, Mary King of Middletown; four sons and two daughters-in-law, Rodney and Rasheeda Hardison of Brooklyn, Michael and Shanna Mays of Liberty, and Tyrone and Mario Mays, both of Middletown; two daughters, Tanya and Mary Mays, both of Middletown; three brothers and a sister-in-law, Michael and Cynthia Harris Hardison of Brooklyn, Geno Ware of Brooklyn and Harold Hardison of Monticello; a sister, Miranda Hardison McKune and her husband, Rommel, of Monticello; three grandchildren; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Friends may call at the Redeeming Love Church of God, 414 West Broadway, Monticello, on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon.
Funeral services will be held at the church at noon on Wednesday with Rev. William A. Best officiating.
Burial will be made in the Bloomingburg Rural Cemetery in Bloomingburg.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Monticello.