April 6, 2001
Stacey Ann Merklin, a 20-year resident of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., and a homemaker, died Thursday, December 28, 2000. She was 56 years of age.
The daughter of the late John J. and Marion "Skip" McCaffery Knapp, she was born December 12, 1954, in Monticello.
In a family statement, it was said, "She loved family and instilled values, morals and most of all, happiness into the hearts of many. She loved cooking and family gatherings. She was the matriarch of our clan, always strong and always present. Stacey Ann Merklin will be greatly missed and treasured as a strong woman, wonderful sister, wife, mother and an inspiration to all."
Mrs. Merklin is survived by her husband of 28 years, James Merklin; a daughter, Johna Rose and her fiance, Mark Norman; a son, Ryan James; a sister, Rose Knapp Traub; a sister-in-law, Tracy Merklin; two brothers-in-law, Arnold Traub and Tim Merklin; four nephews, Justin and Brandon Traub and Jordan and Kristopher Merklin; and many loving aunts, cousins and friends.
Graveside services and committal will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 7, 2001, at the Hurleyville Cemetery in Hurleyville.
Local arrangements were made by the Harris Funeral Home in Liberty.
Committal Service for
Charles A. Greene, 81
Committal services and interment of the cremains of the late Charles A. Greene of Liberty, who died on December 25, 2000, will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 7, 2001, at the Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery in Liberty. Mr. Greene was 81 years of age.
Arrangements were made by the Harris Funeral Home in Liberty.
Albert H. Hauser
Ret. Const. Supt., 95
Albert H. Hauser of Callicoon Center, a retired superintendent of bridge construction for the Lane Construction Co. in Fultonville and a lifelong area resident, died Tuesday, April 3, 2001, at his home. He was 95 years of age.
The son of the late Adam and Margaret Kraft Hauser, he was born in Callicoon Center on August 17, 1905. He was the widower of Frances Edwards Hauser.
Mr. Hauser was a member of the Catskill Chapter of the Antique Automobile Club of America, the Sullivan County Beekeepers Association, the Callicoon Center Schuetzen Verein and Delaware Lodge No. 561, Free and Accepted Masons, in Callicoon.
He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Albert W. and Elva Hauser of Callicoon Center; two daughters and a son-in-law, Audrey McCullough of Kingston and Carla and Frank Hahn of Callicoon; a sister, Katherine Borden of Liberty; five grandchildren, Donna Ihlefeldt of Jeffersonville, Charles McCullough of Olympia, Washington, Lisa Rosenberger of Hortonville, Dane Hauser of Callicoon Center and Beth Brothman of Budd Lake, N.J.; and ten great-grandchildren, Adam and Tiffany Hauser, Austin and Elyssa Ihlefeldt, Jessica, Kimberly and Michael Rosenberger, Erin and Elise McCullough and Samuel Brothman.
Friends may call at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Masonic services will be held at 8 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Robert Paquet officiating.
Burial will be made in the Callicoon Center Cemetery in Callicoon Center.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jeffersonville First Aid Squad, Jeffersonville, N.Y. 12748; the Callicoon Center Fire Department, Callicoon Center, N.Y. 12724; or to Delaware Lodge #561, Callicoon, N.Y. 12723.
Dorothy I. Barbuti
Dorothy I. Barbuti of Deland, Fla., a homemaker and former Sullivan County resident, died Monday, April 2, 2001, at her home. She was 57 years of age.
The daughter of Leonia Kuttner, she was born in the Bronx. She moved to Deland in 1989 from Otisville.
Mrs. Barbuti was a member of the Central Florida Corvair Club. She enjoyed crocheting and collecting bears and birdhouses.
She is survived by her husband of 36 years, James Barbuti, at home; two sons, James Barbuti of Otisville and Frank Barbuti of Lake Mary, Fla.; three daughters, Emeley Nicholson of Walden, Yvonne Decker of Maybrook and Patricia Barbuti of Orange City, Fla.; her mother of Lew Beach; a brother, Frank Kuttner of Livingston Manor; two sisters, Mary Joe Rampe of Livingston Manor and Stephanie Brown of Clinton; 10 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Jacquelynne Edwards.
Services will be held Friday at the Allen-Summerhill Memorial Chapel in Deland, Fla.
Burial will be made in Deland Memorial Gardens in Deland, Fla.
Jane Kingsley of Monticello, a homemaker, died Tuesday, April 3, 2001, at the Tree Tops Nursing Home in Mohegan Lake. She was 62 years of age.
The daughter of Marie Petri and the late Charles Petri, she was born January 28, 1939, in the Bronx.
She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Charles Kingsley, at home; her mother of Peekskill; a son, Charles Kingsley of Monticello; two daughters and a son-in-law, Terry and Ken Wallack of Wolf Lake and Melissa Lanza of Monticello; two granddaughters, Nicole and Chelsey; four brothers, Charles and Peter, both of Florida, Martin of California and Raymond of Indiana; a sister, Marilyn of New Mexico; and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. on Friday at St. Joseph's Church in Wurtsboro with the Rev. Peter Madori officiating.
Burial will be made in the Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery in Liberty.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 159 Green St., Kingston, N.Y. 12401.
Funeral arrangements were made by the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Wurtsboro.
Mary C. Madeo
Mary C. Madeo of Hurleyville, a 47-year area resident, died of cancer Monday, April 2, 2001, while visiting her family in Key West, Fla. She was 76 years of age.
The daughter of the late Charles and Deborah Devlin Wondrasch, she was born April 18, 1924, in the Bronx.
Mrs. Madeo was a member of St. Peter's R. C. Church in Monticello. She was a volunteer for the Monticello Soup Kitchen and also operated the South Fallsburg Day Care Center during the latter part of the 1960s. She was head of the South Fallsburg Housing Authority in the 1970s, served as manager of the Sullivan County Community College Bookstore; worked for the Sullivan County Department of Social Services in Liberty in the 1980s and was a volunteer for the Help Line of Sullivan County.
In a family statement, it was said, "Mary was committed to family, friends and community. Her capacity for giving was boundless."
She is survived by her husband, Fred Madeo, at home; three children and their spouses, Suzanne and James Witzenburg of Long Island, Karl and Linda Schempp Madeo of Ithaca, and Kevin and Betsy Madeo of Key West, Fla.; four grandchildren, Christopher and his wife, Lisa, Witzenburg, Stefan Witzenburg, Anica Madeo and Bo Madeo; a great-granddaughter, Isabel Witzenburg; a brother, William Wondrasch of St. Charles, Ill.; and a sister, Theresa Mardon of the Bronx. She was predeceased by three brothers and sisters.
Friends may call at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 195 Broadway, Monticello on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Peter's R.C. Church in Monticello.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Maryknoll Sisters, P.O. Box 311, Maryknoll, N.Y. 10545-0311.
James E. Mc Namara
Ret. Truck Driver, 70
James E. Mc Namara of Brooklyn, a retired truck driver for Whale Co. in Brooklyn and formerly of Kauneonga Lake, died Sunday, April 1, 2001, at Community Hospital in New Port Richey, Fla. He was 70 years of age.
The son of the late John and Margaret Moran Mc Namara, he was born April 27, 1930, in Brooklyn.
He was a member of Local 553 in Brooklyn.
Mr. Mc Namara is survived by his wife, Joan Mc Namara of Brooklyn; a son, James Mc Namara Jr. of Liberty; three daughters, Debbie De Vito of Loch Sheldrake, Michelle Dallessandro of Holiday, Fla., and Ann-Marie Hummel of Forestburgh; several brothers and sisters, seven grandchildren; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Robert.
Funeral services were held at the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Kauneonga Lake on Thursday.
Burial was made in Evergreen Cemetery in Bethel.
Rose Mehlman of St. Petersburg, Fla., a former resident of Lake Worth, Fla., Foxcroft Village in Loch Sheldrake, Coram and Roslyn, died Wednesday, April 4, 2001, in St. Petersburg. She was 91 years of age.
Mrs. Mehlman was a past president of District 1 B'nai B'rith Women; a past member of ADL Commission; a past leader of Temple Sinai in Roslyn, and a member of the Temple of the Covenant in Washington Heights. She was the first woman chairman of the Nassau/Suffolk Council, B'nai B'rith; an officer of Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity Auxiliary and served on the school board of Public School #14.
She is survived by a daughter, Carole, of Tampa, Fla.; a son and daughter-in-law, Jay and Phyllis Mehlman, of Poway, Calif.; four grandchildren, Kenneth and his wife, Pat, Sharon, Marc, and Iris and her husband, John; and two great-granddaughters, Corey and Julie.
Services were held in Florida.
Memorial contributions may be made to Anti-Defamation League (ADL), Dept. DJ, 823 UN Plaza, New York, N.Y. 10017.
Kadie V. Carter
Kadie Vernice Carter of South Fallsburg, a 45-year area resident and a homemaker, died at her home on Monday, April 2, 2001. She was 71 years of age.
The daughter of the late David and Frances Bethea Kirby, she was born February 12, 1930, in North Carolina. She was the widow of Nathan Carter who died in 1998.
She is survived by five sons, Pierre Carter of San Diego, Calif., Rodney Carter, Kenneth Carter, Nathaniel Carter and Charles Carter, all of South Fallsburg; four daughters, Audrey Julien of Middletown, Deborah Reynolds and Lenora Carter of South Fallsburg, and Lucille Harris of Middletown; a brother, James Kirby of Albany; 21 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at the First Church of God in South Fallsburg on Thursday with Elder Leander Hill officiating.
Cremation was made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.
Funeral arrangements were made by Ramsay's Funeral Home in Monticello.
Marjorie M. Dennison of Monroe, a homemaker and a 30-year area resident, died Sunday, April 1, 2001, at her home. She was 58 years of age.
The daughter of the late Percy and Minnie Reinhardt McMahon, she was born November 17, 1942, in Westwood, N.J. She was the widow of Anthony Dennison.
She is survived by four sons, Nelson Howard of Sloatsburg, Timothy Howard of Monroe, Donald Howard of Newburgh and Robert Howard of Middletown; three daughters, Patricia Howard of Newburgh, Michelle DeGroat of Wurtsboro, and Robyn King of Newburgh; three sisters, Audrey Croci of Wurtsboro, Joyce Mann of Mahwah, N.J., and Patricia Humble of Grand Junction, Colo.; a lifetime friend, William H. Mann of Monroe; 11 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, Joseph and Dennis McMahon.
Services were held Wednesday at the Bethany Presbyterian Church in Washingtonville with the Rev. Edward Mann officiating.
Cremation was made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Memorial contributions may be made to Tucker Center for Cancer Care, c/o Horton Medical Center, Middletown, N.Y. 10940.
Dr. Robert E. Knack
Dr. Robert E. Knack of Vestal, a radiologist, died Wednesday, March 28, 2001, at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Binghamton, following a long illness. He was 67 years of age.
The son of the late Edward and Mary Stewart Knack, he graduated from Jeffersonville Central School in 1951.
The class valedictorian at Albany College of Pharmacy in 1955, he received his medical degree from Albany Medical School in 1959 and completed his residency program in radiology at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. He began his career as a radiologist at Lourdes Hospital in 1963.
Dr. Knack was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. After becoming board certified in nuclear medicine in 1972, he was director of nuclear medicine in Lourdes Hospital from 1972 to 1998. He was chairman of Riverside Radiology Associates and was a member of the Broome County Medical Society. He was a key player in bringing mammography and state-of-the art technology to the Binghamton area.
In a family statement, it was said, "Dr. Knack was a compassionate, loving man who will be deeply missed by all who were fortunate to have known him."
He is survived by his wife, Beverly Knack, at home; a daughter and son-in-law, Drs. Lois and Scott Hage of Vestal; a granddaughter, Trisha; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Betty and Al Siegel of Detroit, Mich., June Knack of California and Mary Alice and Harvey Coles of Boston, Mass; a brother and sister-in-law, Dennis and Sue Knack of Jeffersonville; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Memorial services were held at the Allen Memorial Home in Endicott with the Rev. David C. Seaver, Chaplain of Spiritual Care at Lourdes Hospital, officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lourdes Hospital Fund, 169 Riverside Dr., Binghamton, N.Y. 13905.
Eileen F. Dillon
Eileen F. Dillon of Fallsburg, a homemaker, died Friday, March 30, 2001, at the Seelig Division of Community General Hospital in Harris. She was 90 years of age.
The daughter of the late Henry and Florence Woodley Winter, she was born March 17, 1911, in Eureka, Calif. She was the widow of Errol E. Dillon.
Mrs. Dillon was a member of the Roman Catholic Church.
She is survived by a son, Patrick Dillon of Fallsburg; three grandchildren, Jeffrey Rommel, Kim McCullay and Siddartha Dillon; a great-granddaughter, Sydney Williams and a former daughter-in-law, Marguerite Chandler. She was predeceased by two sisters, Lucille Breeden and Marjorie Ray.
Services were held Wednesday at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Monticello.
Burial will be made in Ocean View Cemetery in Eureka, Calif.
Lois H. Phillips
Lois Hutchinson Phillips of Rochester, a homemaker, died Saturday, March 31, 2001. She was 96 years of age.
The daughter of the late George A. and Jennie L. Main Hutchinson, she was born March 4, 1905, in Ferndale. She was the widow of Chester Phillips.
Mrs. Phillips was a former member of the Harris Methodist Church.
She is survived by a daughter-in-law, Beverly A. Kinde; three grandchildren, Gwynne Phillips-O'Marra, James Phillips and his wife, Kim, and Stephen Phillips and his wife, Vickie; two great-grandchildren; Shamus and Timothy O'Marra; and several nieces and cousins.
Interment will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Liberty Cemetery in Liberty.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.