June 1, 2001
Ret. Bookkeeper, 77
Georgette Christoff of Youngsville, a retired bookkeeper for Coca-Cola in Monticello, died Monday, May 28, 2001, at the Hamilton General Hospital in Ontario, Canada. She was 77 years of age.
The daughter of the late John and Julia Radvonousky Christoff, she was born November 18, 1923, in Brooklyn.
Miss Christoff was a member of the Young at Heart Senior Citizens of Jeffersonville and their Bingo group, the Delaware Valley Senior Citizens in Callicoon, and was named the Town of Callicoon Senior Citizen of the Year in 1999. She arranged the trips for the Jeffersonville Senior Citizens and was on one of those trips when she became ill.
She is survived by a sister, Pauline Orr of Youngsville; two brothers, John Christoff of Jeffersonville and William Christoff of Youngsville; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Robert Christoff and a sister, Madeline Rhodes.
Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville.
Burial will be made in Greenhill Cemetery in Youngsville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Chee C. Lee
Owned Canton Rest.
Chee C. Lee of Monticello, the owner of the Canton Restaurant, died Sunday, May 27, 2001.
He is survived by his wife, Ivy Loshusan Lee; five children, Thomas, Douglas, Shirley, Timothy and Patricia; and nine grandchildren.
Services were held in Flushing on Thursday followed by interment in the Pinelawn Memorial Park.
William Hoheusle, 44
William R. "Dutch" Hoheusle of Narrowsburg, a 15-year area resident, died Monday, May 28, 2001, at the Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale, Pa. He was 44 years of age.
The son of Margeline Mazzara Hoheusle and the late William J. Hoheusle, he was born May 11, 1957, in Brooklyn.
He is survived by his mother of Narrowsburg; his companion, Jo Ann Brajuka; a sister, Gale Shaffer of Narrowsburg; three daughters; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Thursday evening at the Rasmussen Sons Funeral Home in Narrowsburg with the Rev. Phyllis Haynes officiating.
Cremation was made at the Twin Tiers Crematory in Endicott.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Tusten Volunter Ambulance Corps, Narrowsburg, N.Y. 12764.
Anthony Schwab, 69
Anthony 'Tony" Schwab of Monticello, a longtime area resident, died Monday, May 28, 2001, in the Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla. He was 69 years of age.
He was born August 11, 1931 in Chicago, Ill.
Mr. Schwab is survived by several area friends and some far away relatives.
Services were held Thursday at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Monticello with Fr. John Lynch officiating.
Burial was made in the Bloomingburg Rural Cemetery in Bloomingburg.
Betty Lou Simpson
Ret. Unit Clerk, 50
Betty Lou Simpson of Bloomingburg, a former unit clerk at the Horton Memorial Hospital and a lifelong area resident, died Saturday, May 26, 2001, at the Arden Hill Hospital in Goshen. She was 50 years of age.
The daughter of the late Walter and Inez Babcock Simpson, she was born November 22, 1950, in Middletown.
She is survived by five children, Betty Ann Pellew, Rebecca Pellew, Laura Pellew and Randy Pellew, all of Bloomingburg, and Daniel Pellew of Pine Bush; two brothers, Donald Simpson and Richard Simpson; eight sisters, Ida Kniffin, Bertha King, Linda Salvati, Judy Boyce, Janet Young, Cheryl Kowalczik, Gail Smith and Brenda Mitchell; four grandchildren, Nicole, Megan, Ronnie and Ericka; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at the Ralston-Lippincott-Hasbrouck-Ingrassia Funeral Home, 72 West Main St., Middletown.
Burial will be made in the Wallkill Cemetery in Phillipsburg.
Judith H. Gardiner
Parole Secretary, 58
Judith H. Gardiner of Livingston Manor, a secretary of parole at the Woodbourne Correctional Facility and a lifelong area resident, died Friday, May 25, 2001, at the Seelig Division of Community General Hospital in Harris. She was 58 years of age.
The daughter of the late Oliver L. and Helen Coger Decker, she was born May 13, 1943, in Liberty.
In a family statement, it was said, "To our dear mother: You were our pillar of strength. Your devotion and kindness to all will be dearly missed. Your struggle is over and heaven awaits."
She is survived by two daughters, Patti L. and Barbara L. Gardiner, both of Livingston Manor; a brother, David Decker of North Carolina; three grandchildren, Tiffany Page and Adam Page, both of North Carolina, and Joshua Gardiner of Livingston Manor; an uncle, Donald Coger of Livingston Manor; two aunts, Iva Bivins of Willowemoc and Joyce Wall of Walton; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services were held Wednesday at the Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home in Livingston Manor with Pastor Dorothy Smith officiating.
Burial was made in the Lew Beach Cemetery in Lew Beach.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Catskill Dialysis and Renal Disease Center, Inc., Port Jervis Rd., Monticello, N.Y. 12701.
Ret. Businessman, 80
LaVerne M. "Knick" Knickerbocker of Roscoe, a retired co-owner of M.C. Knickerbocker Coal and Feed Mill of Roscoe and a 60-year area resident, died Friday, May 25, 2001, at his home. He was 80 years of age.
The son of the late Marshall C. and Shirley Kraft Knickerbocker, he was born September 28, 1920, in Walton.
A World War II U.S. Army veteran, he was a member of the Floyd Keener American Legion Post #315 in Roscoe. He was also a member and Communion Steward of the Roscoe United Church of Roscoe, a member of the Twin Village Golf Club, a former member and past president of the Roscoe Kiwanis Club and a former member of the Roscoe Hose Co. #1, all in Roscoe.
"Knick" had been an outstanding athlete. He excelled in baseball and was a longtime member of the town team. He accomplished three holes-in-one on the golf course.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Jean French Knickerbocker, at home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Terry L. and Leslie Knickerbocker of Jeffersonville, and Tom M. and Mary Knickerbocker of Poughkeepsie; a daughter and son-in-law, Kim E. and Michael Delbecq of Albuquerque, N. Mex.; a sister, Edith Martin of Pine Bush; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Tuesday at the United Church of Roscoe with the Rev. Bridgette LeConey officiating.
Interment will be made in the Riverview Cemetery in Roscoe.
Memorial contributions may be made to the United Church of Roscoe General Fund, or the Roscoe-Rockland Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Roscoe, N.Y. 12776.
James A. Magie
Ret. Carpenter, 84
James A. Magie of Loch Sheldrake, a self-employed carpenter and a lifelong area resident, died Friday, May 25, 2001, at the Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, N.J. He was 84 years of age.
The son of the late Samuel Stephen and Georgia Viola Cantrell Magie, he was born June 16, 1916, in Bridgeville.
Mr. Magie was a member and past chief of fire police of the Loch Sheldrake Fire Company. A World War II veteran, he was also a member of the Woodridge-Mountaindale Memorial Post No. 6294 Veterans of Foreign Wars, in Woodridge.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Minnie Frances Smith Magie; four sons and daughters-in-law, James H. and Judy Magie, Robert W. and Louise Magie, and Leon James and Jewel Magie, all of Loch Sheldrake, and William C. and Lillian Magie of Woodridge; two brothers, John Magie of Forestburgh and Walter Magie of Monticello; three sisters, Mabel Brown of Woodbourne, Ruth Beaver of Youngsville and Alice Irwin of Bradley; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, Samuel and Ralph Magie, and a sister, Elizabeth.
Services were held Tuesday at the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Woodbourne with the Rev. David Jolly officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Loch Sheldrake Fire Dept., Loch Sheldrake, N.Y. 12759.
Carmine Myers Sr., 44
Carmine Myers Sr. of Mongaup Valley, died Thursday, May 24, 2001, at the Seelig Division of Community General Hospital in Harris. He was 44 years of age.
The son of the late George Sr. and Nicholena Dapolito Myers, he was born August 12, 1956, in the Bronx.
He is survived by a son, Carmine Myers Jr. and a daughter, Nicholena Myers, both of Mongaup Valley; four brothers, George Myers Jr., Arthur Myers, Michael Myers and Mark Myers, all of New York City; two grandchildren, Willie J. Rogers Jr. and Victorea A. Rogers, and a future grandchild, Carmine Myers III; and his extended family.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Tuesday at St. Peter's Church in Monticello.
Burial was made in the Bloomingburg Rural Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation.
Funeral arrangements were made by the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Monticello.
Ivah P. Specht
Ret. Cashier, 80
Ivah P. Specht of Roscoe, a homemaker and a retired cashier with several food markets in Roscoe, and a lifelong area resident, died Saturday, May 26, 2001, at the Roscoe Community Nursing Home in Roscoe. She was 80 years of age.
The daughter of the late Ivan L. and Beatrice A. Simpson Price, she was born August 13, 1920, in Roscoe. She was the widow of Charles W. Specht who passed away April 16, 2001.
Mrs. Specht was a charter member of the Roscoe-Rockland Volunteer Ambulance Corps in Roscoe and a charter member and former secretary of the defunct Ladies Auxiliary to the Harold Wood Post No. 5911, Veterans of Foreign Wars, in Roscoe.
She is survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Esther and Al Etkin of Rock Hill; a brother and sister-in-law, Leonard and Barbara Price of Middletown; a sister-in-law, Clara S. Lindsay of Roscoe; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services were held Tuesday at the Harris Funeral Home in Roscoe with the Rev. Bridgette LeConey officiating.
Interment will be made in the Riverview Cemetery in Roscoe.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Harold Wood Post No. 5911, VFW, or to the Roscoe Rockland Volunteer Ambulance Corps, both at Roscoe, N.Y. 12776.
Ret. Sales Clerk, 81
Natalie Goldman of Burley, Idaho, a former Parksville resident and a retired sales clerk for Marcia's in Liberty, died Friday, May 25, 2001, in Idaho. She was 81 years of age.
The daughter of the late Morris and Jennie Schneider, she was the widow of Sam Goldman.
Mrs. Goldman was a member of the Parksville Synagogue.
She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Paula and Eldon Davis of Burley, Idaho, and Myrna and Fred Hutt of Las Vegas, Nev.; a sister, Hortense Saperstein of Peekskill; a brother, Stanley Schneider of the state of Florida; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Bernard and Mae Goldman of Liberty.
Services were held Wednesday in Burley, Idaho.
Private burial will be made in the Parksville Synagogue Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Beatrice Bauer of Swan Lake, died Thursday, May 24, 2001, at her home after a long illness. She was 67 years of age.
The daughter of the late Joseph and Bridgette Hickey McCloskey, she was born July 23, 1933, in the Bronx.
She is survived by her loving husband and lifelong best friend, John Bauer, at home; a son, Edward Bauer of Swan Lake; three daughters, Maryann Wood of Napanoch, Theresa Bauer of White Sulphur Springs, and Catherine Bauer of East Moriches; six grandchildren, Christopher Wood, Norma-Jean Wood, Samantha Wood, Jason Davey, Danielle Lacek and George Lacek; three sisters, Mary Reardon, Margaret Williams and Anita Smith, and a brother, John McCloskey, all of the Bronx.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Tuesday at St. Peter's R.C. Church in Liberty with Msgr. Edward Straub officiating.
Burial was made in the Sullivan County Veteran's Cemetery in Liberty.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Sullivan County, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Liberty.
Ruth Adrean, 78
Ruth Adrean, a resident of the Sullivan County Adult Care Center in Liberty, died Friday, May 25, 2001, at the Adult Care Center. She was 78 years of age.
The daughter of the late Everett E. and Sarah R. Smith Adrean, she was born June 13, 1922, in Englewood, N.J.
She is survived by the staff and her friends at the Sullivan County Adult Care Center.
Graveside services and burial were held Wednesday at the Grahamsville Rural Cemetery with the Rev. Robert Ginel officiating.
Funeral arrangements were made by the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Monticello.
Distribution Super, 49
Charlene Faitell of Monticello, a distribution supervisor for the Times-Herald Record in Middletown, died of injuries sustained in a vehicular accident on Saturday, May 26, 2001, in Monticello. She was 49 years of age.
The daughter of Bennett and Hilde Rissel Bernstein, she was born December 30, 1951, in Germany.
She is survived by a son, Michael Faitell and a daughter, Megan Faitell, both at home; her father of Swift Water, Pa., her mother of Wantagh; a sister and brother-in-law, Sheryl and Paul Manz of Monticello; and two nieces.
Services were held Wednesday at the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Monticello with Rabbi Irwin A. Tanenbaum officiating.
Burial was made in the Temple Sholom Cemetery in Monticello.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Michael and Megan Faitell Education Fund, c/o Paul Manz, CPA, 269 Cantrell Rd., Monticello, N.Y. 12701.
Alice M. Wetmore
Ret. Seamstress, 83
Alice M. Wetmore of Port Jervis, a retired seamstress for LO-Ree Inc., in Otisville, and a lifelong area resident, died Sunday, May 27, 2001, at St. Teresa's Nursing Home in Middletown. She was 83 years of age.
The daughter of the late Charles and Helen Roof Mosher, she was born July 14, 1917, in Roscoe. She was the widow of George Wetmore.
Mrs. Wetmore was a member of the Wurtsboro United Methodist Church and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Wurtsboro Fire Department.
She is survived by a son, William Wetmore of Wurtsboro; three daughters, Helen Cannon of Newburgh, Dorothy Kallas of Sparrowbush and Patricia Kelly-Crawford of New Vernon, Ind.; a sister, Lillian DePuy of Kerhonkson; a brother, Roland Towne of Greenfield Park; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a grandson, William Kelly; a sister, Anna Ortiz; and a brother, Earl Mosher.
Services and interment were private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 6725 Lyons St., P.O. Box 7E, East Syracuse, N.Y. 13057 or to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 628, Monticello, N.Y. 12701.
Judith M. Schacht
Ret. Businesswoman, 82
Judith "Judy" Schacht of Boulder, Colo., a former Monticello resident, died Thursday, May 24, 2001. She was 82 years of age.
The daughter of the late Simon and Anna Glaser, she was born April 17, 1919, in Philadelphia, Pa. She was the widow of Ben Schacht.
After graduating from Monticello High School in 1936, she worked as a telephone operator. She and her late husband were the founders and owners, for more than 25 years, of Men's World and Boys' Town which was at the time one of Monticello's premier retail clothing stores. After moving to Colorado in 1974, Judy was an avid world traveler and active in various charitable work.
Mrs. Schacht was active in the Ileitis Foundation and the Boulder Library Home Book Program. She enjoyed sewing and handweaving and was a member of the hand-weaver's guild of Boulder, Colo.
She is survived by three children, Renee Yablon and her husband, Michael, of Loveland, Ohio, Barry Schacht and his wife, Jane Patrick, and Daniel Schacht, all of Boulder, Colo.; and five grandchildren, Kirsten Yablon of Chicago, Ill., Joshua Yablon of Minneapolis, Minn., Nora Schacht and Sydney and Celia Schacht, all of Boulder, Colo.
Condolences may be sent c/o Barry Schacht, 555 University Ave., Boulder, Colo. 80302.
Allen J.H. Doolittle
Bldg. Svc. Emply., 21
Allen James Herbert Doolittle of Middletown, a building service employee at Orange County Community College and a lifelong area resident, died Saturday, May 26, 2001, in the Town of Wallkill. He was 21 years of age.
The son of Timothy Doolittle and Cheryl Ashley DeGroat, he was born March 7, 1980, in Middletown.
He was a U.S. Army veteran.
Mr. Doolittle is survived by his mother and step-father, Cheryl and Sid DeGroat of Monticello; his father and step-mother, Timothy and Cherie Doolittle of Middletown; a sister, Rebecca Ashley of Middletown; four brothers, Timothy Doolittle, Matthew Doolittle and Anthony Doolittle, all of Middletown, and Brad DeGroat of Monticello; his maternal grandmother, Sylvia Ashley of Cooperstown; his paternal grandparents, Paul and Joan Doolittle of Middletown; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Services were held Thursday at the Ralston-Lippincott-Hasbrouck-Ingrassia Funeral Home in Middletown.
Burial was made in the Wallkill Cemetery in Phillipsburg.
Mildred G. Heck
Mildred G. Heck of Montgomery, a longtime area resident and a homemaker, died Saturday, May 26, 2001, at the home of her longtime friend, Astrid Mans in Montgomery. She was 96 years of age.
The daughter of the late George and Jean Nelson, she was born November 10, 1904, in Brooklyn. She was the widow of Fred Heck.
The late Mr. and Mrs. Heck, and their son, the late Frederick J. Heck, owned the Knickerbocker Pony Track in Closter, NJ., and raised horses in Montgomery. They raced at Monticello Raceway and other area tracks.
She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Francesca Heck of Montgomery; three grandchildren, Brenda Messenger of Monticello, Frederick J. "Rick" Heck Jr. of Maybrook, and Susan-Ann Ponesse of Montgomery; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by the son mentioned above; a daughter, Barbara Heck Nasuto; a sister, Ida Bonistalli; and two grandchildren, Anthony Nasuto Jr. and Michal J. Heck.
Services were private.
Cremation was made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
George Slater Sr.
Ret. Dairy Farmer, 79
George L. Slater Sr. of Kenoza Lake, a retired dairy farmer and lifelong area resident, died Friday, May 25, 2001, at the Seelig Division of Community General Hospital in Harris. He was 79 years of age.
The son of the late David and Margaret Shuman Slater, he was born January 10, 1922, in Jeffersonville.
Mr. Slater was a 39-year member of the Kenoza Lake Fire Department and served as chief for 10 years, commissioner for 25 years and chairman of the commissioners for four years. He was also a member of the Eastern Milk Producers Co-op., a delegate to the Eastern Breeders Association and to the Dairymen's League. He served as a committeeman for the Sullivan County Soil and Water Conservation District, was a member of Bear Tree Hunting Club and a member of the defunct Hortonville Grange.
He is survived by his wife, Gladys Gabel Slater, at home; two sons, George Jr. and his wife Melissa Slater of Kenoza Lake, and David Slater of Jeffersonville; a daughter, Margaret Slater and her companion, Roland Besimer of Bethel; two grandchildren, Kaitlin and Christopher Slater of Kenoza Lake; two sisters, Beatrice Koberlein and her husband, Arthur, of Beach Lake, Pa., and Martha Terwilliger of Cochecton. He was predeceased by two brothers, Richard and Egbert Slater, and a sister, Inez Gabriel.
Services were held Monday at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville with the Rev. William Hagerty officiating.
Burial was made in the Bauernfeind Cemetery in Callicoon.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Kenoza Lake United Methodist Church, or the Kenoza Lake Fire Dept., P.O. Box 51, both at Kenoza Lake, N.Y. 12750, or to the Alzheimer's Association Mid-Hudson Chapter, 2 Jefferson Plaza, Suite 102, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 12601-4027
William A. Feiler
Tool & Die Maker, 58
William August Feiler of Dover-Foxcroft, Me., and a former resident of Milanville, Pa., died Thursday, May 17, 2001, at his home after a lengthy illness. He was 58 years of age.
The son of the late William Karl and Bertha Bohner Feiler, he was born February 14, 1943, in Jersey City, N.J.
Upon graduation from Fort Lee High School in 1961, he served as an apprentice in his father's machine shop, Metro Mfg., in North Bergen, N.J., a company chosen to produce parts for Telstar, the first satellite launched by NASA capable of cross-ocean relay.
He and his wife moved to their Milanville country home (which he built) and he continued tool and die making. In 1975 he started his own machine shop as his father and grandfather had done before him.
Mr. Feiler was an avid sportsman and angler and had tested his ability throughout the United States, Canada, the Bahamas and Africa. He was well noted for his turkey-calling abilities and was always willing to show "how it's done." Always one to take on a challenge, Mr. Feiler succeeded in growing warm climate hard-shelled gourds in the cold climate of Maine which he and his wife turned into ornately decorated lamps, bowls and birdhouses. They were also avid gardeners and shared their harvest.
Mr. Feiler was a member of Buck Run Archery Club, Pip-Inn Sporting Clays Club, a past trustee of Piscataquis Valley Snowmobile Club, and a member of Delaware Lodge #561, Free and Accepted Masons, in Callicoon.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Davis Feiler, at home; two daughters, Andrea Lynn Feiler of Phoenix, Ariz., and Erica Loraine Miller of Milanville, Pa.; a son, William Frank Feiler of Groton, Conn.; a grandson, William James Miller; a sister, Eleanor Bertha Crum of Milanville, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held at the family home in Maine on May 20 with the Rev. Kenneth Dale officiating.
A memorial celebration of his life will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 10, at the Central House in Beach Lake, Pa.
Memorial contributions may be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation, 215 North River St., Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 18702, or the Philadelphia Shriners' Children's Hospital, c/o Iram Temple, P.O. Box 307, Dallas, Pa. 18612-0307.
Ret. Bookkeeper, 87
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, June 5, in Ellenville for Sylvia Deutsch, a retired bookkeeper and secretary in her late husband's business, All Phase Electric Co., former 40-year resident of Liberty, and a resident at the Nesconset Nursing Center in Long Island. She was 87 years of age.
The daughter of the late Sam and Anna Pressman Nathanson, Mrs. Deutsch was born March 17, 1913, in Dubno, Russia. She was the widow of Bernard Deutsch who died in 1990.
She lived in Russia during the hectic, historic times until the start of the Russian Revolution. Unable to emigrate until seven years after her father's trip to the United States, because of World War I, she and her mother made the arduous journey in 1917.
After graduating high school, she moved during the depression years with her family from the Bronx to Monticello where her mother operated a rooming house for summer vacationers and her father owned a tailor business. After living in Ferndale and Swan Lake, she settled in Liberty in 1945 and remained there until moving to Long Island in 1985.
She is survived by four children, Ronald Deutsch of Mendocino, Calif., Elaine Maibaum of El Cerrito, Calif., Dale Deutsch of Stony Brook and Barry Deutsch of Brooklyn; two grandchildren, Anthony of Amsterdam, Netherlands, and Christopher of Davis, Calif.; and two sisters, Estelle Salberg of Van Nuys, Calif., and Beatrice Eisman of San Francisco, Calif.
Rabbi Irwin Tanenbaum will officiate at the June 10 memorial service to be held at the Nevele Grand Resort in Ellenville and an unveiling ceremony which will be held at the Workmen's Circle Cemetery in Ellenville.
Pearl G. Howard
Ret. Supervisor, 86
Pearl G. Howard of Middletown, a retired housekeeping supervisor at the Middletown Psychiatric Center and a lifetime area resident, died Thursday, May 24, 2001, at the Orange County Residential Healthcare Center in Goshen. She was 86 years of age.
The daughter of the late Charles Edgar and Georgianna Hayes Baird, she was born February 23, 1915, on the Laura Mullock Farm in the Town of Mount Hope.
In a family statement, it was said, "Even in pain she was able to make people laugh! At a recent admissions in-take, she was asked about the happiest time in her life, she replied, "When I got a divorce and spent a month in Hawaii." Asked if she spoke a foreign language, she said, "No! But I cuss and swear once in a while."
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, William H. and Eleanor Howard of Bloomingburg; two daughers and sons-in-law, Beatrice and John Smith of Goshen and Edna and Edward Machnicki of Middletown; seven grandchildren, Laurie Traverse and her husband, Blace, Kevin A. Goes of Middletown, William Charles Monaco and his wife, Gabriella of Coburg, Germany, Carol Ann Allen of Westminster, Colo., Georgianna Schurr and her husband of Maryland, Donna Iorico and her husband, Jason, John Rivera and his wife, Susan, and Louis Rivera and his wife, Jeanine; nine great-grandchildren, Erich Traverse, Kevin Goes Jr., Monica Yu Goes, Andrea Traverse, Kelsey, Nicholas and Brianna Rivera, and Kaycee and Carmen Iorio; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Her weekly phone calls and letters will be sorely missed by her lifelong friend, Carrie Reynolds, and "special cousins" Charles Hayes, Audry Rich, Beatrice Dougherty and special friend, Jack. She was predeceased by a granddaughter, Brenda Eun Sun Goes who died in November of 1999.
Services were held Tuesday at the Morse Funeral Home in Middletown with the Rev. Virginia Hoch officiating.
Burial was made in the Pine Hill Cemetery in Middletown.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.
Library Aide, 64
Martha A. Horton Bracken of Montgomery, a library aide for the Orange-Ulster BOCES and a lifelong area resident, died Monday, May 28, 2001. She was 64 years of age.
The daughter of Anne Cawein Horton and the late Lester Horton, she was born October 2, 1936, in Goshen.
Mrs. Bracken was a member of Hamptonburgh Presbyterian Church and a past president and member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Otterkill Engine & Hose Company, both in Campbell Hall.
She is survived by her husband, Lawrence J. Bracken Sr., at home; her mother of the state of Florida; three children, Patricia Borchert and her husband, Ernest of Marlboro, Lynda Bracken of Youngsville and Lawrence J. Bracken Jr. and his wife, April, of Grahamsville; three grandchildren, Ernest J. Borchert, Elizabeth Bracken and Lawrence J. Bracken III; a sister, Margaret DeLessio of Maybrook; and a brother, Charles Horton of the state of Florida.
Services were held Thursday at the Donovan Funeral Home in Goshen with the Rev. Dan O'Hare officiating.
Burial was made in the Hamptonburgh Cemetery in Campbell Hall.
Memorial Service for
Sharon Lee Clark
A memorial service for Sharon Lee Clark, 47, formerly of Pond Eddy, will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main Street, Port Jervis. The Rev. Paul Wells will officiate.
Burial will be made in the Glen Spey Cemetery in Glen Spey.
Jose Alfredo Rivera Sr.
Ret. Carpenter, 78
Jose Rivera Sr., a 34-year resident of Jeffersonville and a carpenter, died Tuesday, May 29, 2001, at the Seelig Division of Community General Hospital in Harris. He was 78 years of age.
The son of the late Raphaelo E. and Alexandria Arroyo Rivera, he was born August 11, 1922, in Puerto Rico. He was the widower of Antonia Ortiz Rivera.
He is survived by a daughter, Margaret Rivera Harris of Wallington, N.J.; two sons, Enrico Rivera of Midland, Tex., and Jose Alfredo Rivera Jr. of Callicoon; two sisters, Noemi Mora of Puerto Rico and Alba Colon of the state of Florida; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Cremation was made at the Twin Tiers Crematory in Endicott.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Catskill Dialysis Society, Monticello, N.Y. 12701.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonvile.
Conrad Mason, 76
Ret. Super of Trans.
Conrad C. "Bud" Mason of Forestburgh, formerly of Matamoras, Pa., died Saturday, May 26, 2001, after a brief illness. He was 76 years of age.
The son of John B. and Freda Schock Mason, he was born March 19, 1925, in Sparrowbush.
A Marine veteran of World War II, he served in the South Pacific Theatre where he was awarded the Asiatic-Pacific Medal, the American Theatre Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. He was honorably discharged in 1945.
Mr. Mason was employed at Orange and Rockland Utilities for 29 years and retired in 1983 as the Supervisor of Transportation of the Eastern Division. He previously owned and operated Mason's Garage in Matamoras, Pa.
An avid hunter and fisherman, he was a 1944 graduate of Port Jervis High School. He was a charter member and past chief of the Westfall Township Fire Department, a life member of the Matamoras Fire Department, a member, former trustee and house committee member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge #645, a former member of the Matamoras Water Department, a life member of the 4th Marine Division Association, a member of the Marsh-Kellogg Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and vice president of the Forestburgh Senior Citizens Club.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Lorraine Drescher Mason, at home; a son, Steven K. Mason of Matamoras, Pa.; a daughter, Juanita M. Wilsey of Saugerties; four grandchildren, Eric M. Wilsey and Karen M. Wilsey of Saugerties, and Matthew S. and Kyle J. Mason of Matamoras, Pa.; and several brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Private services were followed by interment in the Pine Hill Cemetery in Sparrowbush.
Georgianna I. Smith
Georgianna I. Smith of Harris died Tuesday, May 29, 2001, at the Seelig Division of Community General Hospital in Harris.
She is survived by her husband, Robert Smith, at home; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Robert and Katie Smith Jr. and Randy Hillriegel, all of Harris; a daughter, Roxanne Smith of Monticello; five grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Terry Zeininger of Livingston Manor; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends may call from noon to 1 p.m., Friday at the Dorothy Memorial Home, 121 Main St., Afton.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. Christopher Prezorski officiating.
Burial will be made in Glenwood Cemetery in Afton.