May 25, 2001
Graveside Services for
Thomas Gildersleeve Sr.
Graveside services will be held for Thomas Gildersleeve Sr. on Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Glen Wild Cemetery in Glen Wild with the Rev. Robert C. Nadelen officiating.
Arrangments were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Liberty.
Herman B. Schalck
Ret. Truck Driver, 87
Herman B. Schalck of Narrowsburg, a retired truck driver and yard man for the Narrowsburg Lumber Co. and a lifetime area resident, died Tuesday, May 22, 2001, at the Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale, Pa. He was 87 years of age.
The son of the late Herman and Anna Ohtersen Schalck, he was born March 24, 1914, in Brooklyn. He was the widower of LaVonne Barnes Schalck who died in 1981.
He is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Ronald Sr. and Carol Schalck and Bruce Schalck, all of Narrowsburg; a brother-in-law, Allen Barnes Sr. of Minisink Ford; three grandchildren, Denise Immoor, Ronald Schalck Jr. and Valerie Donahue; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Rasmussen Sons Funeral Home in Narrowsburg with the Rev. Steven Knutsen officiating.
Interment will be made in the Glen Cove Cemetery in Narrowsburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Tusten Volunteer Ambulance Corps, P.O. Box 34, Narrowsburg, N.Y. 12764.
Owned Nutshell, 57
David Danchak of Pompano Beach, Fla., the owner of the Nutshell in Lake Huntington, died Sunday, May 20, 2001, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Miami, Fla. He was 57 years of age.
The son of Kathryn Ewonishon Danchak and the late John Danchak Sr., he was born October 2, 1943, in Carbondale, Pa.
A U.S. Army veteran of Vietnam, serving from 1967 to 1968, he was a member of the Hunter Lake Rod & Gun Club and the Sullivan County Chapter of Vietnam Veterans of America.
Mr. Danchak is survived by his mother of Pompano Beach, Fla., a son, David Danchak Jr. of Pompano Beach, Fla.; a brother, John Danchak Jr. of Lakewood, Pa.; a niece; and two nephews.
Graveside services and burial with full military honors will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Kenoza Lake Cemetery in Kenoza Lake.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Kenoza Lake Fire Department, Kenoza Lake, N.Y. 12750 or to the American Cancer Society, 6725 Lyons St., P.O. Box 7E, East Syracuse, N.Y. 13057.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville.
Dorothy E. Landes
Retired Educator, 76
Dorothy E. Landes of Bloomingburg and Pallatine Bridge, died Monday, May 21, 2001, at the Mt. Loretto Nursing Home. She was 76 years of age.
The daughter of the late Thomas H. and Catherine Halley Franklin, she was born July 12, 1924, in Brooklyn. She was the widow of Leo B. Landes.
Mrs. Landes was a high school and college educator and had been the Dean of Admissions at Mundelein College in Chicago, Ill.
She is survived by three brothers, her twin Robert Franklin of New York City, Joseph Franklin of Central America and Charles Franklin of Mississippi; and three sisters, Sr. Aimee Franklin of Brooklyn, Sr. Kathleen Franklin of Elmont and Loretta Franklin of Bloomingburg. She was predeceased by two brothers, Thomas and Edward Franklin.
A Memorial Mass was offered Wednesday at Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Bloomingburg with Father James Sidoti officiating.
Interment was made in the Bloomingburg Rural Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of the Assumption Church, P.O. Box 216, 1 High St., Bloomingburg, N.Y. 12721 or to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.
John W. Hofmann
Ret. Liberty Police Lt., 80
John W. "Jack" Hofmann of Naples, Fla., a former resident of White Sulphur Springs and a police lieutenant for the Village of Liberty for 15 years, died Tuesday, May 22, 2001. He was 80 years of age.
The son of the late Charles W. and Bessie Hofmann, he was born November 9, 1920, in Prompton, Pa.
Mr. Hofmann was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Irene Hofmann, at home; two children and their spouses, John and Marti Hofmann Jr. of Fair Grove, Mo., and Mary Lou and Albert Sargent of Auburn, Me.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Services were private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the White Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church, White Sulphur Springs, N.Y. 12787.
Rose E. Colabatistto
Teacher's Aide, 76
Rose Eleanor Colabatistto, a teacher's aide at the Liberty Elementary School and a 35-year area resident, died Tuesday, May 22, at the Seelig Division of Community General Hospital in Harris. She was 76 years of age.
The daughter of the late Donato and Marie Louise Ippolitto DiNobile, she was born July 24, 1924, in Yonkers.
Mrs. Colabatistto was a member of St. Peter's Church in Liberty. She was an avid bingo player and an active member of the Liberty Elementary School Foster Grandparents' program.
She is survived by her husband, Falco Colabatistto of Yonkers; two sons, Robert Colabatistto of La-Grangeville and Donald Colabatistto of Farmington; four daughters, Lillian Bavaro of Hopewell Junction, Rosalie Christie of Florida, Patricia Gasparini of Yonkers and Marilyn Messrini of Mt. Kisco; a sister, Palmina Pellegrino of Dearfield Beach, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two dear friends, Elma Smith and Colleen Washington, both of Liberty. She was predeceased by a brother, Vincent DeNobile.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at St. Peter's Church in Liberty on Friday at 11 a.m. with Monsignor Edward Straub officiating.
Cremation will be made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Liberty.
Ret. Bartender, 64
Francis Flood, of Monticello, a longtime area resident and a retired bartender at the Carlton Hotel in Monticello, died Monday, May 21, 2001, at the Seelig Division of Community General Hospital in Harris. He was 64 years of age.
The son of the late John and Mary Anna Boylan Flood, he was born August 12, 1936, in the Bronx.
He is survived by a step-son, Harvey Ketcham of Monticello; and several caring and dear friends.
Friends may call at the Ramsay's Funeral Home, 55 St. John St., Monticello, on Saturday from 9 to 10 a.m.
Services will be held at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. John Lynch officiating.
Interment will be made in the Liberty Cemetery in Liberty.
Ida B. Schultz
Retired Nurse, 93
Ida B. Schultz, a former resident of Fremont Center, lost her battle with emphysema on January 27, 2001. She was 93 years of age.
The daughter of the late Henry and Barbara Gerhardt Bischoff, she was born July 31, 1907, in the Town of Fremont. She was the widow of Clifford Schultz who died in 1976.
She and Mr. Schultz, a photo engraver for the New York Sun, maintained a home on Long Island where they raised their two daughters. They kept their Fremont home for summer sojourns until his death. Mrs. Schultz remained a subscriber of the Sullivan County Democrat up until her death.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Robert Christiansen of Levittown; five grandchildren, Robert C. Christiansen of Chicago, Ill., Diane Jennett of Southwick, Mass., Nancy Bachety of Sayville, Janice Schein of Ward, Colo., and Laura Brower of Westmont, Ill.; and ten great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a daughter, Phyllis Grant, who died in 1991.
Cremation was private.
Interment of the cremains will be made at the Fremont Center Cemetery on Memorial Day.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Fremont Center Community Church, Fremont Center, N.Y. 12736.
Ret. Proofreader, 70
Miriam DeBow of Liberty, a retired proofreader of the former Rhulen Agency, died Tuesday, May 22, 2001, at the Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla. She was 70 years of age.
The daughter of the late Theodore and Marguerite Frank, she was born October 20, 1930. She was the widow of Floyd Thomas DeBow.
She is survived by three brothers, William Frank of the Bronx, Kenneth Frank of New York City and Raymond Frank of Jamestown; a sister, Rosalind Baldwin of New York City; six children, Rochelle Hudson of Liberty, Charles Hudson of New York City, Roxanne Jennings of Binghamton, and Mona Evans, Heidi DeBow and Sophia DeBow, all of Liberty; four grandchildren, Pete Hudson of Texas, Omar and Lameshia Evans, both of Syracuse, and Austin DeBow of Liberty; and two great grandchildren, Khalil and Cameron Burnett, both of Swan Lake. She was predeceased by two brothers, Theodore and Menelick Frank.
Friends may call at the Ross-Roden Funeral Home, 725 E. Gun Hill Rd., Bronx, on Friday from 5 to 10 p.m.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. at the Chapel of Ross-Roden Funeral Home on Saturday.
Burial will be made in the Kensico Cemetery.
Agnes Whipple of Monticello, a homemaker and a longtime area resident, died Wednesday, May 23, 2001, at the Seelig Division of Community General Hospital in Harris. She was 83 years of age.
The daugher of the late Charles and Alice Powell Kaempfe, she was born September 20, 1917, in New York City. She was the widow of Harry Whipple.
Mrs. Whipple was a member of the United Methodist Church of Monticello.
She is survived by two sons, Robert Whipple and his wife, Maureen, and Richard Whipple and his companion, Lucy Bradshaw, all of Monticello; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Kenneth Whipple.
Friends may call at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 195 Broadway, Monticello, on Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Burial will be made in Rock Hill Cemetery in Rock Hill.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Skilled Nursing Unit at Community General Hospital, Box 515, Bushville Road, Harris, N.Y. 12742.
Systems Analyst, 50
Teresa Matthews of New York City died there on Tuesday, May 1, 2001. She was 50 years of age.
The daughter of Gerald and Vera Matthews, she was born April 6, 1951, in Oneonta.
Ms. Matthews was a graduate of Vassar College and had worked for years as a systems analyst on Wall Street.
She is survived by her parents of Apache Junction, Ariz.; two sisters, Marilynne Dombach of Leola, Pa. and Joane Tuccillo of Tempe, Ariz.; a brother Gerald Matthews Jr. of Wurtsboro; and two nieces and two nephews.
A private memorial service is planned.
Memorial contributions may be made to SPCA, Old Route 17, Rock Hill, N.Y. 12775.
Funeral arrangements were made by the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Wurtsboro.