June 8, 2001
Ret. Secretary, 86
Hilda Barish, a 38-year resident of Studio City, Calif., a retired secretary and former Liberty resident, died Friday, May 25, 2001, in Sherman Oaks. She was 86 years of age.
The daughter of the late Nathan and Anna Weiss, she was born December 4, 1914, in New York City. She was the widow of Al Barish who died in 1960.
Mrs. Barish was a 1929 graduate of the Liberty High School. Her father owned the United Cigar Store in Liberty at that time.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Ted Labov of Studio City, Calif.; a son, Neal Barish of Venice, Calif.; three grandsons, Andy, Matt and A.J. and four great-grandchildren, Zachary, Hannah, Emily and Henry, all of California; and a sister, Elsie Terito of North Hollywood, Calif.
Services and burial were held Sunday at the Mt. Sinai Memorial Park in Los Angeles, Calif., with Rabbi Jay Levy officiating.
Joseph P. Miano
Ret. Teamster, 74
Joseph Paul Miano of Tampa, Fla., a former resident of Callicoon and Bullville, died Friday, May 25, 2001, in Tampa. He was 74 years of age.
A World War II Navy veteran and a teamster, he was a member of the Naval Reserve, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Mary Miano, at home; eight children, Douglas Miano of Miami, Fla., Linda Dickman of Cuddebackville, Jeffrey Miano of Wawarsing, Pamela Miano of Bloomingburg, Laurie Miano of Swan Lake, Janice Miano of Coldenham, Tina Mason of Tampa, Fla., and Joseph Miano Jr. of Binghamton; ten grandchildren; four sisters and a brother.
Memorial contributions may be made to LifePath Hospice, 3010 W. Azeele St., Tampa, Fla. 33609.
Anna Guarino of Woodridge, a homemaker and former Brooklyn resident, died Monday, June 4, 2001, at the Roscoe Nursing Home in Roscoe. She was 89 years of age.
The daughter of the late William and Theresa DelPrete, she was born January 1, 1912, in New York City. She was the widow of Jack Guarino.
She is survived by five children, Joseph Guarino of Queens, William Guarino and Nettie Perrello, both of Woodridge, Jack Guarino Jr. of the state of Florida and Ralph Guarino of Staten Island; 18 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Anthony, four sisters, Josie, Laura, Marie and Teresa, and a brother, Willie.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9 a.m. Friday at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Woodbourne.
Entombment will be made in Holy Cross Cemetery in Brooklyn.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Woodbourne.
Dolores Ann Katz
Ret. Owner of Bar, 60
Dolores Ann Cross Katz of Rock Hill, a lifelong area resident and the former owner of Dutch's Bar in Rock Hill, died Monday, June 4, 2001, in Dothan, Ala. She was 60 years of age.
The daughter of Virginia Ackerley Cross Dunn and the late Harold Cross, she was born February 13, 1941, in Hurleyville. She was the widow of Paul Charles Katz.
Mrs. Katz was a member of the Rock Hill Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, the Rock Hill Businessmen's Association and the Tuesday Night Firemen's Bowling League.
She is survived by her mother; five children, Sheryle Seitz and her companion, Orlando, Ilsa Sonnenschein and her husband, Dale, Michael Katz and his companion, Nikki, Larry Katz and his wife, Beth, Robin Katz and her companion, Bob; seven grandchildren, Charles and J.R. Brasington, Richie and Ryan Blackburn, Taylor Ottino, Lauren and Paul Katz; two great-grandchildren; five sisters, Lillian Miller, Edith Breakey, Viola Benjamin, Louise Seitz and Donna Unger; three brothers, Harold Cross, Robert Cross and Roger Cross; her companion, Frank Marcoccia; and many nieces, nephews and friends. She was predeceased by a sister, Roberta Schmidt, and a former companion, Dutch Phillips.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 195 Broadway, Monticello, with the Rev. David Jolly officiating.
Burial will be made in the Rock Hill Cemetery in Rock Hill.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Dolores Katz Scholarship Fund, c/o Rock Hill Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, P.O. Box 116, Rock Hill, N.Y. 12775.
Gerardo F. Suarez
Retired Chef, 69
Gerardo Fernandez Suarez of Ferndale, a retired chef for the former Singer's Restaurant in Liberty and a 50-year area resident, died Monday, June 4, 2001, at his home. He was 69 years of age.
The son of Maria Suarez and the late Pedro Fernandez, he was born July 4, 1931, in Puerto Rico.
Mr. Suarez was a member of St. Peter's Church in Liberty.
He is survived by his mother of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico; his wife of 51 years, Lydia Figueroa Fernandez, at home; a son, Jerry Fernandez of Ferndale; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Anita and Robert Zweck and Rosa and Thomas Zweck, all of Liberty, and Hilda Fernandez of Carteret, N.J.; three brothers, Max Fernandez of Puerto Rico, Jay Fernandez of Houston, Tex., and Carmelo Fernandez of Chicago, Ill.; two sisters, Prenda Fernandez and Eufemia Rodriquez, both of Puerto Rico; and five grandchildren, Cynthia Cubero, and Joseph, Allison, Ryan and Austin Zweck. He was predeceased by a brother, Pedro Fernandez Jr.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Ramsay's Funeral Home, 275 South Main St., Liberty.
Burial will be made in the Liberty Cemetery.
Sally Strom, 51
Mid-Rockland Imaging Emply.
Sally Strom of Monroe, an employee of Mid-Rockland Imaging in New City and a former two-year resident of Queens, died Tuesday, June 5, 2001, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern. She was 51 years of age.
The daughter of the late Louis and Helen Wolf Strom, she was born January 2, 1950, in Brooklyn.
She was a member of Monroe Temple Beth-El.
Ms. Strom graduated Fallsburg High School in 1968 and attended Queens College.
She is survived by a daughter, Lori Strom, and a son, Brett Strom, both of Highland Mills.
A period of mourning will be observed at the Strom residence on Friday from 3:30 to 5 p.m.
Services were held Thursday at the Monroe Temple Beth-El.
Burial was made in Knollwood Park Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Monroe Temple Beth-El, Monroe, N.Y. 10950.
Retired Cook, 89
Geraldine Millspaugh Calvallo of Liberty, a retired cook at the former Liberty-Loomis Hospital and a lifelong area resident, died Wednesday, June 6, 2001, at the Sullivan County Adult Care Center in Liberty. She was 89 years of age.
The daughter of the late Harry and Edna Steenrod Eronimous, she was born January 29, 1912, in Cadosia. She was the widow of Derby Millspaugh and Lorenzo Calvallo.
Mrs. Calvallo was a member of St. Paul's Senior Citizens in Liberty and was a volunteer for the RSVP.
She is survived by three step-daughters, Marjorie Olson and her husband, James, of Palisades, Alma Romano of Emerson, N.J., and Olga Davies of Austin, Tex.; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends may call at the Ramsay's Funeral Home, 275 S. Main St., Liberty, on Friday from 1-3 p.m.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday with the Rev. Robert C. Nadelen officiating.
Burial will be made in the Hurleyville Cemetery in Hurleyville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Family Council, Sullivan County Adult Care Center, P.O. Box 671, Liberty, N.Y. 12754.
George L. Lakin
Truck Driver, 63
George Leroy Lakin of White Lake, a truck driver for the Wyde Lumber Company in Monticello and a 15-year area resident, died Tuesday, June 5, 2001, at the Seelig Division of Community General Hospital in Harris. He was 63 years of age.
The son of the late Leonard and Arvilla Smith Lakin, he was born April 24, 1938, in Bainbridge.
A longtime resident of Huntington before moving to the Catskills, Mr. Lakin was retired from Teamsters Local #282 in Long Island. He was a member of the White Lake Reformed Presbyterian Church and served in the United States Air Force from 1955 to 1963.
In a family statement, it was said, "He was a beloved husband, brother and friend to many people."
He is survived by his wife of 13 years, Gloria Masorianni Lakin, at home; four sons, George Drexel of Cleveland, N.C., Anthony Drexel of Livermore Falls, Maine, Larry Drexel of Farmingville, and Tony Tucker of Huntington; two daughters, Catherine Guff of Port Gibson, Miss., and Paul Sangiovanni of Huntington; two brothers, Leonard "Sonny" Lakin of Middletown, and Ronald "Butch" Lakin of Ellenville; four sisters, Ruth Lakin of Middletown, Christine Damms of Ellenville, Carol Herthe of Napanoch and Marie Kilter of Pine Hill; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Ramsay's Funeral Home, 55 St. John St., Monticello, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Burial will be made in the Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery in Liberty.
John R. Muldowney
Retired CPA, 92
John R. Muldowney of Barryville, a retired certified public accountant and a longtime area resident, died Monday, June 4, 2001, at the Regency Park Nursing Center. He was 92 years of age.
The son of the late Thomas and Catherine Thane Muldowney, he was born April 3, 1909, in Scranton, Pa.
Mr. Muldowney was a lifetime member of the American Institute of CPAs, a lifetime member of New York Society of CPAs, a member of the Knights of Columbus and a member of the Lackawaxen Missions Men's Club. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving as a Lieutenant junior grade.
He is survived by his wife, Catherine Muldowney of Barryville; three sons, John Muldowney of West Palm Beach, Fla., Joseph Muldowney of Lincroft, N.J., and Edward Muldowney of Barryville; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his first wife, Dorothy Byrnes Muldowney, who died April 27, 1980.
A Mass of the Resurrection will be offered at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Ann's R .C. Church in Shohola, Pa., with Father David W. Cramer officiating.
Burial will be made in St. Ann's Cemetery in Shohola, Pa.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Gray-Rasmussen Funeral Home in Barryville.
David Lutman, 41
Ret. MR Trainer/Driver
David Lutman of Loch Sheldrake, a former trainer and driver at the Monticello Raceway, died Tuesday, June 5, 2001, in New York City. He was 41 years of age.
The son of Peter Sr. and Eleanor Elmore Lutman, he was born May 4, 1960, in Orlando, Fla.
Mr. Lutman was a member of the Harness Horsemen's Association of Monticello and the United States Trotters Association.
He is survived by his parents of Loch Sheldrake; a brother, Peter Lutman Jr. and his wife, Sherri, of Monticello; his companion, Sherryl Eggleston of Monticello; his paternal grandfather, Victor Lutman of Exter, Ontario, Canada; an aunt and uncle, Peggy and Harold Schroeder of Houston, Tex.; and two nephews, Jimmy Shields and P.J. Lutman III. He was predeceased by his grandparents, Wilda Lutman and Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Walton.
Friends may call at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 195 Broadway, Monticello, on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Burial will be made in the Rock Ridge Cemetery in Monticello.
Memorial contributions may be made to Recovery Center of Sullivan County, 17 Hamilton Ave., Monticello, N.Y. 12701.
Elsie M. Honebein
Ret. Factory Emply., 67
Elsie M. Honebein of Middletown, a retired employee of the Robert Simmons Brush Factory and a longtime area resident, died Wednesday, June 6, 2001, at the Horton Medical Center in Middletown. She was 67 years of age.
The daughter of the late Edward and Shirley Babcock, she was born June 24, 1933, in Nyack. She was the widow of Michael Honebein.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Earl Montanye of Bloomingburg; and her companion, Neil Bird.
Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the Ralston-Lippincott-Hasbrouck-Ingrassia Funeral Home, 72 West Main St., Middletown.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Burial will be made in the Bloomingburg Cemetery in Bloomingburg.
Ret. Dairy Farmer, 76
Theodore "Ted" Hofstee of Port Jervis, a retired dairy farmer, the owner and operator of the VanInwegen Dairy Farm in Port Jervis, and a longtime area resident, died Wednesday, June 6, 2001, at his home. He was 76 years of age.
The son of the late Yme and Hermana DeGroot Hofstee, he was born in Eesterga, Holland.
In a family statement, it was said, "A devoted husband, father and grandfather died peacefully at home after a long battle with cancer. He was upheld in his last difficult days knowing The Lord's comfort and strength. Ted and Ann would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 24, 2001. He loved his family and was a farmer all of his life. In his retirement years, he enjoyed gardening, traveling and special times with his grandchildren."
He was a member of the Christian Reformed Church in Sussex, N.J., and an associate member of the Sussex Christian School Society in Sussex.
Mr. Hofstee is survived by his wife, Ann Greidanus Hofstee, at home; six daughters and sons-in-law, Margaret and Peter VanDenberg of Elk Rapids, Mich., Hermina and Michael VanEldren of Shelbyville, Mich., Cora and Daniel Kuiper of Grand Rapids, Mich., Kathy and Brian Hanse of Pompton Plains, N.J., Frances and Folkert Miedema of Barrhead, Alberta, Canada, and Elizabeth and Ted Van Heyst of Brandon, Manitoba, Canada; a son and daughter-in-law, Edward and Carol Hofstee of Port Jervis; a brother, Edward Hofstee of Bethel; a sister, Klaasje Poldervaart of Holland; 21 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two sons, Jay Hofstee and Edward Hofstee, and three brothers.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Christian Reformed Church in Sussex, N.J., with the Rev. John Keizer officiating.
Burial will be made in Clove Cemetery in Wantage, N.J.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sussex Christian School, 51 Unionville Ave., Sussex, N.J. 07461.
Ellis B. Colton Jr.
Truck Driver, 66
Ellis Benjamin Colton Jr., a truck driver for 3 Guys Concrete in Hurleyville, died after a long illness on Tuesday, June 5, 2001, at his home. He was 66 years of age.
The son of the late Ellis John Sr. and Cora May Rogers Colton, he was born September 2, 1934, in Greene.
Mr. Colton was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Army from 1956 to 1958.
He is survived by his wife, Madeline Colton, at home; five sons, Ellis Benjamin Colton III and his wife, SunCha of Korea, Charles Clayton Colton of Livingston Manor, Richard Allen Colton and his wife, Theresa, of the Bronx, Stewart J. Colton and his wife, Jeanette, of Livingston Manor, and George William Colton of Georgia; a daughter, Teresa Katz; and her husband, Thomas, of Liberty; a sister, Vinnie Jones of Greene; and nine grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Ramsay's Funeral Home, 275 S. Main Street, Liberty, on Saturday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Services will be held Saturday evening at 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Cremation will be made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.