June 5, 2001
Ret. Crane Oper., 98
Malcolm Andross of Barryville, a retired crane operator for Queens Structure Corp. in Queens and a 35-year area resident, died Thursday, May 31, 2001, at St. Vincent's Hospital in Staten Island. He was 98 years of age.
The son of the late William and Annie McConnity Andross, he was born July 31, 1902, in Ontario, Canada. He was the widower of Alice Schinkoski Andross.
He is survived by a grandson, John Goodman of Staten Island; and four great-grandchildren, John Goodman, Jennifer Goodman, Thomas Goodman and Erika Rotbart. He was predeceased by a daughter, Alice Goodman and a granddaughter, Linda Goodman Rotbart.
Services were held Monday at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home in Port Jervis with the Rev. Gerald Lewis officiating.
Burial was made in Montoza Cemetery in Barryville.
Harry Swengler, 81
Notice has been received of the death of Harry Swengler on Thursday, May 31, 2001, in Florida.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Sylvia Swengler; a son, Paul Swengler of Tampa, Fla; three daughters, Jennie Berman of Monticello, Fran Harper of Lauderdale Lakes, Fla., and Andra Crandell of Pompano Beach, Fla; five grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.
No further information was provided.
Arrangements were made by the National Cremation Society in Tampa, Fla.
Marion H. Rogers
Marion H. Rogers, a homemaker and a lifelong area resident, died Thursday, May 31, 2001, at the Seelig Division of Community General Hospital in Harris. She was 77 years of age.
The daughter of the late William and Frances Edna Fullmer DeVoe, she was born January 21, 1924, in Livingston Manor. She was the widow of Elias Rogers Sr.
Mrs. Rogers was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Lester White Post #566, American Legion, and a member of the Livingston Manor Presbyterian Church.
She is survived by her companion, John Cruz Matos; a daughter and son-in-law, Susan F. and Dennis Knack of Jeffersonville; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Mark L. Rogers Sr. and his companion, Ruth Collins, of East Worchester, and Stanley W. Sr. and Catherine Rogers and Roy L. and Andrea Rogers, all of Livingston Manor; a brother, Charles DeVoe of Woodridge; a sister, Lola Fuller of Bradenton, Fla.; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Elias Rogers Jr. and two grandchildren.
A memorial service was held Saturday at the Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home in Livingston Manor with the Rev. Gerald L. Wondra officiating.
Private cremation was made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Burial of the cremains will be held later at the Orchard Street Cemetery in Livingston Manor.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 6725 Lyons St., P.O. Box 7E, East Syracuse, N.Y. 13057.
Frank D. Davidson
Ret. Custodian, 76
Frank D. Davidson of Middletown, a retired custodian at the Cornwall Hospital and a lifelong area resident, died Thursday, May 31, 2001, at his home. He was 76 years of age.
The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. David R. Davidson, he was born May 15, 1925, in Newburgh.
A Navy veteran of World War II, he was a member of the William Deakin-Joel Cook Post No. 158, American Legion, in Walden, and a member of the Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife, Hilda Davidson, at home; three sons, Daniel E., David and Charles Davidson, and two daughters, Christine and Diane Davidson, all of Walden; two step-daughters, Ann Davidson and Rose Theriot, both of Middletown; two step-sons, Russell Oakes of Columbus, Ohio, and Charles Oakes of Pine Bush; two sisters, Alice Frederick of Port Ewen and Margaret Ferraro of Walden; six grandchildren, including Daniel Davidson Jr. of Monticello; three nieces and a nephew.
Services were held Saturday at the Overhiser Funeral Home in Montgomery.
Cremation was made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Evelyn E. Cashdollar of Walden, a homemaker and an eight-year area resident, died Wednesday, May 30, 2001, in the Town of Newburgh. She was 78 years of age.
The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Casper Banks, she was born December 11, 1922, in Monroe. She was the widow of Leroy Cashdollar.
She is survived by four daughters, Barbara Ofeldt of Walden, Linda Banuat of Jeffersonville, Margie Cashdollar of Ohio, and Evelyn Cashdollar of Middletown; a son, Leroy Cashdollar of Fishkill; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Betty Lou Cashdollar.
A memorial service was held Monday at the Millspaugh Funeral Home in Walden with the Rev. Robert Griffin officiating.
Retired Orderly, 83
Charles "Charlie" Patterson of Harris, a retired orderly for the Harlem Hospital and a resident of the Skilled Nursing Unit of Community General Hospital in Harris for nine years, died Wednesday, May 30, 2001. He was 83 years of age.
Blessed with a keen memory, a wonderful sense of humor and talent, Mr. Patterson enjoyed reciting poetry and singing during music programs at the Unit.
He has no living family but will be sadly missed by his friends and the staff at the Skilled Nursing Unit. He is survived by a loyal friend, Margret Dottery of Brooklyn.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Monday at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church in Monticello.
Burial was made in St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery in Monticello.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter's Catholic Church Building Fund, 10 Liberty St., Monticello, N.Y. 12701
Ruthann D. Board
Ruthann Decker Board of Middletown, a lifelong area resident and a cook at the Seven Seeds Cafe in Middletown, died Sunday, June 3, 2001, at the Arden Hill Hospital in Goshen. She was 36 years of age.
The daughter of Emil Decker and the late Alice Hamel Decker, she was born June 15, 1964, in Goshen.
She is survived by a son, William Board; a daughter, Britanny Board; her companion, Theodore Walters; five sisters, June Hayden and Cathy Eason, both of Middletown, Emeley Nicholson of Walden, Barbara Bullock of Livingston Manor and Yvonne Young of Maybrook; a brother, Emil Decker of Middletown; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Morse Funeral Home, 33 Railroad Ave., Middletown, on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Services will be held Wednesday evening at 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Following cremation, burial will be made in the Wallkill Cemetery in Phillipsburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alpha One Foundation, 2937 S.W. 27th Ave., Suite 302, Miami, Fla. 33133.
Ret. Reg. Nurse, 92
Genevieve E. Kroeger of Middletown, a longtime area resident and a retired registered nurse for Middletown Psychiatric Center with 40 years of service, died Saturday, June 2, 2001, at the Middletown Park Manor. She was 92 years of age.
The daughter of the late Stephen and Grace Cole Vanzile, she was born September 11, 1908, in Nelson, Pa.
Mrs. Kroeger graduated from the Middletown Psychiatric School of Nursing in 1939.
In a family statement, it was said, "Her family will always remember her as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, who loved animals and crafts. She was active in many organizations and clubs and was always willing to help others. She will be missed by all who knew her."
Mrs. Kroeger was a member and past matron of Queen Esther Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star; a member of the Order of Amaranth, The White Shrine of Jerusalem; a life member of the Middletown Business and Professional Women, C.S.E.A., Woodmen of the World and president of the Middletown Psychiatric Center Nursing School Alumni.
She is survived by three daughters and two sons-in-law, Linda and Jim Handford of Wurtsboro, Ruth Guidice of Stony Point and Mary Beth and Dennis McGuire of Middletown; seven grandchildren, Stephen, Cheryl, Mark, Christine, Mindy, Denise and Tim; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Doris Eckleberry of Jacksonville Beach, Fla.; and a niece, Carol Hurt of Richmond, Va. She was predeceased by a brother, Clifford Vanzile.
Friends may call at the Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, 130 Highland Ave., Middletown, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
A Service of Remembrance will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Fr. John Warfal officiating.
Cremation will be made at the Cedar Hill Crematory followed by interment of the cremains at the Grace Episcopal Church Columbarium.
Memorial contributions may be made to Guild of St. Margaret's Soup Kitchen, c/o Grace Episcopal Church, 58 North St., Middletown, N.Y. 10940.