May 18, 2001
Dr. Edmund T. Rumble Jr.
Ret. Orthopedic Surgeon, 91
Dr. Edmund Taylor Rumble Jr. of Sunnyvale, Calif., a retired othopedic surgeon, died Tuesday, May 8, 2001, from pneumonia. He was 91 years of age.
The son of the late Edmund and Maud Rumble, he was born in Philadelphia, Pa., on August 28, 1909. He was the widower of Dorothy Brooks Rumble who died in November of 1991 after 51 years of marriage.
Dr. Rumble graduated from Hamilton College and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a medical officer on the USS John Penn and was rescued in the South Pacific after his ship was sunk. He was a member and past commander of the H. Russell Kenyon Post No. 5808, Veterans of Foreign Wars in Callicoon, and had belonged to several medical associations. He was a former member of the Delaware Free Library Board of Directors in Callicoon as well as other community organizations. The Rumble family worshipped at St. James Episcopal Church.
He practiced medicine in Callicoon until 1967 where he was associated with the late Dr. George R. Mills. After moving to Alta Loma, Calif., he worked as an orthopedic surgeon at Kaiser Permanent Center in Fontana, Calif., until his retirement in 1970. Dr. Rumble resided at Chateau Cupertino and Sunnyside Gardens after the death of his wife. He enjoyed traveling and often included medical conventions in those travels.
Dr. Rumble is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Edmund and Katja; a daughter and son-in-law, Ruth and Paul Simpkins, all in California; four grandchildren, Natalie and Nadine Rumble and Ben and Betsy Brenzel; a sister-in-law, Margaret Rumble; and a niece and four nephews. A son, Roy Brooks Rumble, died in 1981.
A memorial service will be held Saturday at St. Jude's Episcopal Church in Cupertino, Calif.
Cards can be sent to the Rumble family c/o Ruth Simpkins, 38267 Ashford Way, Fremont, Calif. 95436.
Ret. Seamstress, 85
Freda Boustead of Jeffersonville, a retired seamstress and a homemaker, died Tuesday, May 15, 2001, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of the Seelig Division of Community General Hospital in Harris. She was 85 years of age.
The daughter of the late Frederick and Elizabeth Lane Wright, she was born August 6, 1915, in New Castle Upon Tyne, England.
She is survived by her husband, Harold Boustead, at home; a daughter, Brenda Monahan of Jeffersonville; a son, Trevor H. Boustead of Jeffersonville; three grandchildren, Cindy Herbert, Paul T. Monahan and Heather Yates.
A graveside service will be announced at a later date.
Cremation was made at the Twin Tiers Crematory in Endicott.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Aid Squad, Jeffersonville, N.Y. 12748.
Louis A. DiDonna
1 1/2 Year-Old
Louis Andrew DiDonna, son of Louis DiDonna and Michele Joerger, died on Monday, May 14, 2001, at the Seelig Division of Community General Hospital in Harris. He was 1 1/2 years of age.
Louis was born August 26, 1999, in Harris.
He is survived by his mother of Liberty; his father of Honesdale, Pa.; his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Christian Joerger of Monticello; his paternal grandmother, Maryann Mullen of Tennessee; his paternal grandfather, Dominic DiDonne of Pittsburgh, Pa.; and a sister, Kayla DiDonna of Liberty.
Friends may call at the Ramsay's Funeral Home, 275 S. Main St., Liberty, on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to noon.
Services will be held at noon on Saturday at the funeral home with Monsignor Edward Straub officiating.
Burial will be made in St. Peter's Cemetery in Liberty.
Hugh P. Oliver, 56
Hugh Patrick Oliver of Bloomingburg died Sunday, May 13, 2001, at the Horton Medical Center in Middletown as the result of injuries sustained in an accident. He was 56 years of age.
The son of the late William and Marie V. Cannon Oliver, he was born December 10, 1944, on Long Island.
A U.S. Army veteran, he was honorably discharged in 1965 with a Good Conduct Medal. He was a former employee of Imperial Schrade in Ellenville.
He is survived by his wife, Dolores Lasso Oliver, at home; three brothers, William R. Oliver of Wallkill, and Frederick and James Greenwood, both of Moonachie, N.J.; a sister, Marieta Gale of Farmingville, L.I.; several nieces and nephews; and five grandnieces and grandnephews.
A memorial service was held Wednesday night at the Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home in Middletown with Father Patrick McGuigan officiating.
Interment was made in the Orange County Veterans Cemetery in Goshen.
Robert S. Hughs
CBS Employee, 47
Robert Shawn Hughs of New York City died May 8, 2001. He was 47 years of age.
The son of Eleanor and Arnold Hughs, he was born June 3, 1953, in Monticello.
A 1971 graduate of Monticello High School, Mr. Hughs was an employee of CBS News for many years and was closely associated with the production of "60 Minutes."
He is survived by his parents of Dunnellon, Fla.; two sisters, Renee Somers of Monticello and Gwynne Blum of Wall, N.J.; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Hughes was particularly fond of his two kitties, Shawn and Max. He was predeceased by a brother, Richard Hughs.
Cremation was private.
A memorial service was held Saturday at the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Home in New York City.
Dr. Robert Gottschalk
Ret. Medical Doctor, 92
Dr. Robert B. Gottschalk of Savannah, Ga., died Monday, May 14, 2001, in Georgia. He was 92 years of age.
The son of the late Phillip S. and Edith St. John Gottschalk, he was born in Hankins.
A graduate of Union College in Schenectady, he was president of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity and a cross-country runner while at college. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Albany Medical College and did several internships and residencies, including at City Hospital in Baltimore, Md.
A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he served with the 33rd General Hospital in North Africa and Italy.
He started his practice in Savannah in 1947. He and some of his fellow doctors founded the Medical Arts Center and he moved his office to there where he practiced until he retired in 1982. Upon his retirement, Dr. Gottschalk and his wife moved to Hilton Head Island, S.C., where he took up golf. Upon the death of his wife, he returned to Savannah and enjoyed playing golf at the Savannah Golf Club and Southbridge. He loved to travel and showed the slides of his journeys to his friends.
Dr. Gottschalk was a member of the Alee Temple, Free and Accepted Masons, the Scottish Rite, the Georgia Medical Society, The American College of Surgeons, Wesley Monumental Methodist Church and The German Heritage Society.
He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Robert Bruce Gottschalk Jr. and Dr. Kathy Smallwood of Richmond, Va.; two daughters, Barbara Wiltshire of Richmond, Va., and Pat and her husband, Leard Huggins, of Savannah, Ga.; four grandchildren, Bill and Charla Gottschalk of Martinez, Ga., Leard Huggins of Ithaca, and Elizabeth Kornegay of Savannah, Ga.; a brother and sister-in-law, Philip F. and Dorothy Gottschalk of Hankins; several nieces and nephews; and his caregivers, Eugene Chisolm, Christine Wright and Sandra Williams.
Graveside services and burial were held Thursday at the Greenwich Section of Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah, Ga.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Savannah Inc., or St. Vincent's Academy.
Ellen Nudell, 55
Ellen Nudell of Forestburgh, a program participant at Sullivan ARC/F.O.U. and a 20-year area resident, died Tuesday, May 15, 2001, at the Seelig Division of Community General Hospital in Harris. She was 55 years of age.
The daughter of the late Nathan and Dorothy Nudell, she was born July 11, 1945, in Brooklyn.
She is survived by a sister, Rita Pearl of Brooklyn; and all of her Sullivan ARC family.
Memorial services will be held on Tuesday from 1 to 3 p.m. at 10 Lorraine Rd., Forestburgh.
Private burial will be held at the Beth David Cemetery in Elmont.
Memorial contributions may be made to Sullivan ARC, 162 East Broadway, Monticello, N.Y. 12701.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello.
Belle S. Goldenberg
Ret. School Teacher, 92
Belle S. Goldenberg of Del Ray Beach, Fla., and a 50-year summer resident of Kiamesha Lake, died Wednesday, May 16, 2001, at the Manor Care Health Services Center in Boynton Beach, Fla. She was 92 years of age.
The daughter of the late Harry and Anna Solomon, she was born July 5, 1908, in Romania. She was the widow of Milton E. Goldenberg.
Mrs. Goldenberg was a member of Temple Sholom in Monticello.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Maureen and Bob Velten of Monticello; and a granddaughter, Julie Velten of Boca Raton, Fla.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Temple Sholom Cemetery in Monticello with Rabbi Irwin Tanenbaum officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Parkinson Disease Assoc., 1250 Hyland Blvd., Suite 48, Staten Island, N.Y. or the American Heart Association.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello.
Marjorie E. Bates
Photo Technician, 77
Marjorie E. "Peggy" Bates of Monticello, a technician for Monticello Photo and a lifelong area resident, died Saturday, May 12, 2001, at the Seelig Division of Community General Hospital in Harris. She was 77 years of age.
The daughter of the late Russell Sr. and Thelma Stoddard Allen, she was born February 20, 1924, in Monticello.
Elizabeth Akers Allen wrote:
"Backward, turn backward, a time in your flight,
Make me a child again just for tonight
Mother, come back from the echoless shore,
Take me again to your heart as of yore,
Kiss from my forehead the furrows of care,
Smooth the few silver threads out of my hair,
Over my slumber your loving watch keep
Rock me to sleep, mother, rock me to sleep."
She is survived by a son, Jim Bates of Monticello; a grandson, Christopher Bates; a brother, Russell Allen Jr. of Middletown; a sister, Thelma LeBlanc of Monticello; several nieces and nephews; and her former husband, Carl Bates of Monticello.
Cremation was made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 628, Monticello, N.Y. 12701.
Funeral arrangements were made by the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Monticello.
Ret. Secretary, 85
Katherine E. "Kay" Lemmo of Callicoon Center, a homemaker and a retired secretary with Carl M. Lobe & Co. in New York City, died Tuesday, May 15, 2001, at the Roscoe Community Nursing Home in Roscoe. She was 85 years of age.
The daughter of the late John and Katherine Filsinger Bohl, she was born January 13, 1916, in Richmond Hills.
A former member of the Callicoon Center Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary, she was also a Sunday School teacher and a Girl Scout leader while living in Queens.
She is survived by her husband, Arthur J. Lemmo, at home; a niece and a nephew.
Friends may call at the Harris Funeral Home, Railroad Ave., Roscoe, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. 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 Alzheimer's Association, 453 Route 211 E, Middletown, N.Y. 10940.
Yvonne Marie Nucifora Henderson of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., a former 47-year resident of Orange and Sullivan counties, died Tuesday, May 15, 2001, at the Broward General Medical Center in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., after a long illness. She was 57 years of age.
The daughter of the late Everett and Grace Jackson Henderson, she was born November 10, 1943, in Newburgh.
Ms. Henderson was the co-owner of the Hambletonian Service Center from 1966-1978. She also worked as a waitress for Club 84 in Middletown and Bernie's Holiday Restaurant in Rock Hill. She was an honorary member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Walton Engine and Hose Co. in Chester.
In a family statement, it was said, "Eve, "Grama Y've," will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege to know her."
She is survived by a son, Alfred J. Nucifora and Dean of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; a daughter, Deborah Bierstein Thompson of New York; three grandchildren, Brandon Michael Nucifora, Edward Bierstein III and Alana Bierstein; four sisters, Joan Henderson of Miami, Fla., Pamela Estep of Belview, Fla., and Marcelle Henderson and Darrielle Crudo, both of Middletown; a brother, Robert Henderson of North Brunswick, N.J.; nine nieces and nephews; and nine grand-nieces and grand-nephews.
Services were private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Broward General Medical Center, North Broward Hospital District Charitable Foundation, 303 S.E. 17th Street, Suite 515, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. 33316 or ASL Therapy Development Foundation.
Cards of condolences and donations may be sent to Alfred J. Nucifora, P.O. Box 121641, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. 33312.