March 20, 2001
Raymond Smith Sr.
Ret. Corrections Offc., 80
Raymond W. Smith Sr. of Woodbourne, a retired corrections officer and a lifelong area resident, died Friday, March 16, 2001, at the Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla. He was 80 years of age.
The son of the late Lester A. and Myrtle Kortright Smith, he was born February 4, 1921, in Woodbourne.
Mr. Smith was a member of the Woodbourne Reformed Church and a past chief of Woodbourne Fire Department. A veteran of World War II, he was a charter member of the Stangel-Bernstein Post No. 8086, Veterans of Foreign Wars, in Woodbourne.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Jean Bailey Smith, at home; two daughters, Carol Orlando and her husband, Tony, of Maryland, and Mary Lu Drobysch of Grahamsville; two sons and daughters-in-law, Raymond Jr. and Patricia Smith and Albert and Elizabeth Smith, all of Neversink; a brother, Lester "Butch" Smith of Woodbourne; two sisters, Marion Hewlett of Swan Lake and Lorraine Murray of Middletown; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Woodbourne.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Salona Cunningham of Livingston Manor, a 32-year area resident and a dietician at the Wawanda House of Sullivan Diagnostic Treatment Center, died Thursday, March 15, 2001, at the Seelig Division of Community General Hospital in Harris. She was 66 years of age.
The daughter of the late Floyd and Mattie Scarborough Woods, she was born September 25, 1934, in Blackshear, Ga.
Mrs. Cunningham was a member of Friendship Baptist Church in Ferndale and The Daughters of Ruth.
She is survived by two sons, Craig Cunningham of Ellenville and Christopher Cunningham of Danbury, Conn.; three brothers, Lloyd Woods of Savannah, Ga., Leonard Woods of New York City and Ham Scarborough of Berkeley, Calif.; two sisters, Wilhelmina Barnes of Savannah, Ga., and Lois Austin of Suitland, Md.; five grandchildren, Skylar and Austin Cunningham, Asia Clark and Sierra and Renee Cunningham; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Services were held Monday at the Friendship Baptist Church in Ferndale with the Rev. Willie Smith officiating.
Burial was made in the Liberty Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Liberty.
Frank J. Innella
Ret. Carpenter, 86
Frank J. Innella of Port Jervis, a retired carpenter and a lifelong area resident, died Wednesday, March 14, 2001, at his home. He was 86 years of age.
The son of the late Genero and Caroline Gallo Innella, he was born May 16, 1914, in Otisville. He was the widower of the late Lillian M. Litwock Innella who died January 30, 1963.
Mr. Innella was a member of St. Mary's R.C. Church in Port Jervis and the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local 964, in Stony Point. He was a former superintendent of the Port Jervis Department of Public Works and a former New York State Resident Engineer in the construction of new buildings in Orange, Sullivan and Rockland counties.
He is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Irene and Robert Paffenroth of Port Jervis and Sherry and Bruce Barrell of St. Petersburg, Fla.; a sister, Carmella Monfri of Otisville; a granddaughter, Judy Senkiew of Pond Eddy; three great-grandchildren; a niece and a nephew. He was predeceased by a brother, Louis Innella.
Services were held Saturday at the Gray-Parker Funeral Home in Port Jervis, followed by a Mass of the Resurrection at St. Mary's R.C. Church in Port Jervis with the Rev. Dennis M. Dinan officiating.
Burial was made in St. Mary's Cemetery in Port Jervis.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Port Jervis/Deerpark, Inc., 202 Route 209, Port Jervis, N.Y. 12771 or Hospice of Orange in Hudson Valley, Inc., 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.
Ret. Saleswoman, 85
Sophie Truglio of Yulan, a retired saleswoman for Macy's Department Store in New York City and a 27-year area resident, died Thursday, March 15, 2001, at the Seelig Division of Community General Hospital in Harris. She was 85 years of age.
The daughter of the late Maxim and Tatiana Kowalsky Woytowich, she was born September 29, 1915, in Pennsylvania. She was the widow of Joseph Truglio who died in 1998.
Mrs. Truglio was a member of Delaware Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, in Port Jervis and St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church in Yulan.
She is survived by a son, John Truglio of Barryville; a sister, Mary Kollar of Queens; a sister-in-law, Phyllis Woytowich of the state of Florida; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a niece, Stephanie Kollar.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Saturday at St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church in Yulan with the Rev. Evan Greco officiating.
Interment was made in St. Anthony's Cemetery in Eldred.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church, Yulan, N.Y. 12792.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Gray-Rasmussen Funeral Home in Barryville.
Ret. Bookkeeper, 77
Catharine E. Jacobs of Chesapeake, Va., a retired bookkeeper for Rhulen Insurance Company, died Monday, March 12, 2001, at her home. She was 77 years of age.
Born in Monticello, she was the widow of Albert Jacobs.
Mrs. Jacobs was a member of the Catholic Church of St. Mark.
In a family statement, it was said, "Her family will remember her gift of hospitality, her sense of humor and her passionate devotion to her husband of 52 years."
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Kathleen and Jeffrey Klein of Chesapeake, Va.; a son and daughter-in-law, Albert M. and Noreen Jacobs of Monticello; and five grandchildren, Joshua Klein, Kellye Klein, Kathleen Riedman, Joan Horton and Albert J. Jacobs.
Graveside services and burial were held Friday at St. Peter's Cemetery in Monticello with Paul Rausch officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Building Fund of the Community Church of Chesapeake, 253 St. Luke's Road, Chesapeake, Va. 23320.
Thomas W. DeSantis
Ret. Teacher, 74
Thomas Willard DeSantis of Narrowsburg, a former industrial arts teacher at the Narrowsburg Central School, retiring in 1984, a master electrician, a retired maintenance supervisor for Lander's River Trips in Narrowsburg and a 52-year area resident, died Sunday, March 18, 2001, at his home. He was 74 years of age.
The son of the late Samuel and Louise Ingalls DeSantis, he was born October 31, 1926, in Oswego. He was the widower of Barbara Scruton DeSantis who died in 1999.
A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Tusten-Highland Post 6427, Veterans of Foreign Wars, in Narrowsburg, and the American Legion Post No. 1363 in Eldred. He was also a former member of the Tusten Planning Board and the Tusten Zoning Board. Mr. DeSantis was an avid woodworker.
He is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Jennifer and Martin Kopcho of Candor and Laurie and Robert Sages of Dacula, Ga.; three sisters, Olive Fultz and her husband, Ted, Agnes McGann and Adelle DeSantis, all of Oswego; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Rasmussen Sons Funeral Home in Narrowsburg on Wednesday from 2-4 p.m.
Services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. William Lewis officiating.
Interment will be made in Oswego Town Rural Cemetery in Oswego.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Tusten Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Narrowsburg, N.Y. 12764; the Eldred American Legion Post #1363, Eldred, N.Y. 12732 or to the American Cancer Society, Ulster County Unit, 159 Green St., Kingston, N.Y. 12401.