May 15, 2001
Memorial Mass Set For
A Memorial Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Peter's Church in Monticello for Catherine Cartuccio of Monticello who died Tuesday, April 10, 2001, in Atlantic City, N.J. She was 76 years of age.
Pearl E. Wilfert
Ret. Sales Clerk, 89
Pearl Elizabeth Wilfert of Jeffersonville, a sales clerk at the former Greta's Fashion Shop in Jeffersonville, died Thursday, May 10, 2001, at the Walnut Mountain Care Center in Liberty. She was 89 years of age.
The daughter of the late Charles and Mina Eggler Wilfert, she was born May 28, 1911, in Jeffersonville.
Miss Wilfert, a well-known local artist and a longtime member of the Catskill Arts Alliance, was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Jeffersonville. For many years, she was a cashier at the former Maple Theater in Jeffersonville.
She is survived by a sister, Mabel Cross of Liberty; two cousins, Mae Lindsley of Liberty and Betty Weiss of the state of Florida; four nieces, Enid Roosa of Liberty, Irene Kurpil of the state of Florida, Lorraine Comfort of Liberty and Janice Most of the state of Florida; four nephews, Raymond Cross of the state of Florida, Norman Cross of Liberty, Robert Cross of Castleton On Hudson and Russell Cross of Hurleyville. She was predeceased by a sister, Edna Wilfert, and a brother, Nelson Wilfert.
Services were held Saturday at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville with the Rev. Robert McLeod officiating.
Burial was made in the Jeffersonville Presbyterian Cemetery in Jeffersonville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jeffersonville Presbyterian Church, Jeffersonville, N.Y. 12748.
Marjorie H. Bailey of Kiamesha Lake, a lifelong area resident, died Saturday, May 12, 2001, at the home of her daughter in Ipswich, Mass. She was 84 years of age.
The daughter of the late Samuel J. and Edith Hicks Hughes, she was born September 13, 1916, in Glen Wild. She was the widow of Kenneth L. Bailey.
Mrs. Bailey is survived by two daughters, Barbara Ciancimino and her husband, Albert, of Neponsit and Bette Bailey of Ipswich, Mass; a sister, Beatrice Van Inwegen of Rock Hill; three grandchildren, Rev. Dave Ciancimino, S.J., Patricia Richardson and her husband, Robert, and Pamela Pustorino and her husband, Richard; and six great-grandchildren, Ashley, Robert Jr., Kenneth, Thomas, Mark and Gregory. She was predeceased by a brother, Stanley Hughes.
Friends may call at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 195 Broadway, Monticello, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with her grandson, Rev. Dave Ciancimino, officiating.
Interment will be made in the Glen Wild Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Selma Marie Martinez of Bloomingburg, the newborn infant daughter of Mark and Katherine Sharpe Martinez, died May 10, 2001, at the Horton Medical Center in Middletown.
She is survived by her parents, at home; her maternal grandparents, Kevin and Sherry Sharpe of Westbrookville; her paternal grandparents, Daisy and Tom Benton of Livingston Manor and Manuel Martinez Sr. of Middletown; her maternal great-grandmother, Ada Robinson of Bloomingburg; her paternal great-grandmothers, Sophia and Maria Garcia of Monticello; aunts and uncles, Daisey Kristina Sharpe of Westbrookville, Anthony Martinez of Livingston Manor, Manuel Martinez Jr. of Woodbourne and Daniel Martinez of Littleton, Colo.
A Mass of the Angels was offered Monday at Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Bloomingburg.
Burial was made in St. Joseph Cemetery in Middletown.
Dominic L. Sportelli
Mason Contractor, 73
Dominic L. Sportelli of Callicoon Center, a 29-year area resident, a self-employed mason contractor and a much loved school bus driver, died Friday, May 11, 2001, at his home. He was 73 years of age.
The son of the late Paul and Lucy La Forgia Sportelli, he was born February 12, 1928, in Dumont, N.J.
Mr. Sportelli was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
In a family statement, it was said, "Dad will be truly missed. He loved his boys and adored his grandkids; also his passion was driving school bus #235 for Livingston Manor. He truly cared about the children."
He is survived by four sons, Michael Sportelli and John Sportelli, both of Point Pleasant, N.J., Anthony Sportelli of Alpine, Calif., and Paul Sportelli of San Francisco, Calif.; a daughter, Sandy Sportelli of Arlington, Tex.; a sister, Annie Skold of Hudson, N.Y.; a brother, Paul Sportelli of Delhi; five grandchildren, Leanne, Joey, Nick, Rachel and Alex Sportelli; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services and burial will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery in Liberty.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Callicoon Center Fire Dept., Callicoon Center, N.Y. 12724 or to the Orange-Sullivan Hospice, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Harris Funeral Home in Roscoe.
Frank R. Lorino
Ret. Truck Driver, 59
Frank R. Lorino of Smallwood, a retired truck driver for the Town of Bethel Highway Department in Kauneonga Lake and a 50-year area resident, died Saturday, May 12, 2001, at the Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla. He was 59 years of age.
The son of the late John and Louise Marino Lorino, he was born July 25, 1941, in the Bronx.
Mr. Lorino was a member of St. Peter's Church in Liberty and the Sgt. Andrew Brucher Post No. 5499, Veterans of Foreign Wars, in White Lake. He was a Vietnam War veteran and served in the U.S. Army from 1958 to 1967.
He is survived by his wife, Edith Brandenburger Lorino, at home; two sons, Frank Lorino Jr. of Monticello and Michael Lorino and his wife, Kathi, of Smallwood; two daughters, Louise LeClair of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and Brenda Cureau and her husband, Brian, of Syracuse; two brothers, Joseph Lorino of New Jersey and Richard Lorino of the Bronx; a sister, Rosemarie Forester of Yonkers; and five grandchildren, Rebecca LeClair and Robert, Derrick, Brandon and Megan Lorino. He was predeceased by his twin brother, John, in 1999.
Friends may call at the Ramsay's Funeral Home, 3534 State Rt. 55, Kauneonga Lake, on Tuesday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday at St. Peter's Church in Liberty with Monsignor Edward Straub officiating.
Burial will be made in the Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery in Liberty.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Blvd., Suite 1010, Rockville, Md. 20852-8913.
Arthur A. Raymond
Ret. Carpenter, 88
Arthur A. Raymond of Monticello, a retired carpenter and a lifelong area resident, died Friday, May 11, 2001, in Monticello. He was 88 years of age.
The son of the late Matthew and Margaret Stangel Raymond, he was born March 6, 1913, in Bradley. He was the widower of Ruth Kozlowski Raymond.
Mr. Raymond was a member and officer of the Monticello Senior Citizens; a life member of Sheep Hill Rod & Gun Club; and a 50-year member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters Union, Local #19. A co-founder of the Sullivan County Senior Games, Mr. Raymond was also a member of RSVP and a former member of the United Methodist Church in Hurleyville.
He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Robert A. and Carol Raymond of Monticello; two daughters, Janet Stetka of Oneida Lake and Karen Nosel and her husband, Joe, of Canandaigua; a sister, Gladys Wilson of Middletown; seven grandchildren, Arthur Tursi, Patricia Tursi, Kevin and his wife, Amy Raymond, Keith Raymond, Kurt Raymond, Erin Nosel and Seth Nosel; two great-grandsons, Kyle and Cody Raymond; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 195 Broadway, Monticello with the Rev. Rosemary Smith officiating.
Burial will be made in the Hurleyville Cemetery in Hurleyville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Edward T. Purcell Sr.
Ret. Ins. Agent, 81
Edward Thomas Purcell Sr. of Barryville, a retired insurance agent for Van Vleet Insurance Company and a 50-year area resident, died Thursday, May 10, 2001, at the Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis. He was 81 years of age.
The son of the late James P. and Eva Fischer Purcell, he was born February 26, 1920 in Corona, Queens.
A U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II, he served as a First Lieutenant and earned the Distinguished Flying Cross. Mr. Purcell was a member of the American Legion, the Yulan Fire Department, a lifetime member of the Lions Club and a pitcher for the Yulan Braves baseball team in the 1950s and 1960s.
He is survived by his wife, Gladys M. Billings Purcell, at home; two daughters, Kathleen Beard of Jacksonville, Fla., and Virginia Lane of Freeport, Me.; three sons, James Purcell of Barrington, R.I., Edward T. Purcell Jr. of Dover, N.H., and Timothy Purcell of Sarasota, Fla.; three brothers, John E. Purcell of Glastonbury, Conn., James Purcell of Fripp Island, N.C. and Andrew Purcell of Alpharetta, Ga.; several grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a daughter, Margaret.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Monday at St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church in Shohola, Pa., with the Rev. David Cramer officiating.
Cremation was made at the HG Smith Crematory in Stroudsburg, Pa.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 63, Eldred, N.Y. 12732.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Gray-Rasmussen Funeral Home in Barryville.
Mary K. Cicio
Ret. Co-op Super, 79
Mary Kopatz Cicio of Woodridge, a retired supervisor for Inter-County Farmers Co-op in Woodridge and a lifelong area resident, died Monday, May 14, 2001, at the Horton Medical Center in Middletown. She was 79 years of age.
The daughter of the late Michael and Natalie Kopatz, she was born April 14, 1922, in Brooklyn.
In a family statement, it was said, "Mary was an avid gardener, fantastic cook and a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and friend."
She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Harold R. Cicio, at home; a son and daughter-in-law, Alex and Anna Cousinin of Forestburgh; three daughters and sons-in-law, Natalie and Alex Churak of Greenfield Park, Kim and Art Salomon of Forestburgh and Judy and Gordon Frost of Grahamsville; three grandchildren, Michael, Paula and Lauren; a great-grandson, Matthew; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, William Kopatz.
Friends may call at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 195 Broadway, Monticello, on Wednesday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. Robert Pinto officiating.
Burial will be made in Luna Cemetery in Rock Hill.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 6725 Lyons St., P.O. Box 7E, E. Syracuse, N.Y. 13057 or to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 628, Monticello, N.Y. 12701.