June 19, 2001
Monument Unveiling Set For
Mary W. Kleinman and
A monument unveiling will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 24, at the Ahavath Israel Congregation Cemetery located on Hysana Road in Liberty for former Liberty residents Mary W. Kleinman, who died June 26, 2000, and Abraham Kleinman who died August 29, 2000.
Rabbi Marvin Goldman will officiate.
Ret. Offc. Mgr., 93
Anne G. Martinetti of Cochecton, a retired office manager, died Wednesday, June 13, 2001, at her home. She was 93 years of age.
The daughter of the late Ferndinand and Loretta Carchietta, she was born March 6, 1908, in the Bronx. She was the widow of Patrick Martinetti Sr.
Mrs. Martinetti was a member of Our Lady of the Lake Roman Catholic Church in Lake Huntington.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Patrick J. Jr. and Penni Martinetti of Cochecton; two sisters, Helen Russo and Mildred Bastone, both of the Bronx; a grandson, Daniel Martinetti; and several nieces and nephews.
There will be no visitation.
Graveside services and burial were held Monday at the Moravian Cemetery on Staten Island.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cochecton Volunteer Ambulance Corps or the Lake Huntington Fire Department, both at Lake Huntington, N.Y. 12752.
Robert Jambor, 71
Robert Jambor of Monticello, a longtime area resident, died Monday, June 11, 2001, at the Seelig Division of Community General Hospital in Harris. He was 71 years of age.
He was born November 8, 1929, in Ohio and was the widower of Gloria Cocot Jambor.
Mr. Jambor was a World War II Army veteran and was a member of the Monticello Elks.
He is survived by a daughter, Nikki J. Pirog of Newburgh; a son, Donald Benjamin of Monticello; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Services were private.
Cremation was made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Janet D. Smith
Ret. Bookkeeper, 78
Janet D. Smith of Glen Spey, a retired bookkeeper for Harden Oil and Lumber Co. in Franklin, N.J., and a 12-year area resident, died Saturday, June 16, 2001 in St. Joseph's Place in Port Jervis. She was 78 years of age.
The widow of Gerald G. Smith, who died in October of 1990, she was born in Sussex, N.J.
Mrs. Smith was a longtime member of the Hamburg (N.J.) Baptist Church.
She is survived by three daughters, Debra Monteith of Rockaway, N.J., Lisa Bowser of Hawley, Pa., and Donna Smith of Glen Spey; six grandchildren; a sister, Elizabeth Doland of Hamburg; and many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main St., Franklin, N.J., on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Robert Breckinridge officiating.
Interment will be made in North Hardyston Cemetery in Hardyston, N.J.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hamburg Baptist Church, Route 23, Hamburg, N.J. 07419.
Edward P. Castaldo
Edward P. Castaldo of Woodbourne, a mechanic for the Concord Hotel, died Thursday, June 14, 2001, at the Seelig Division of Community General Hospital in Harris. He was 40 years of age.
The son of Robert and Evelyn Fleischer Castaldo, he was born December 27, 1960, in East Meadow, L.I.
Mr. Castaldo was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
He is survived by his father and step-mother, Robert and Joyce Castaldo of Walden; his mother and her companion, John Jiemback, of Brooklyn; his wife, Vanessa Cross Castaldo, and four children, Kristina, Alicia, Nicholas and Alexis, all at home; a step-daughter, Allyson Sigmon of North Carolina; three brothers, Robert Castaldo of California, Michael Castaldo of Vermont and Russell Castaldo of Long Island; six sisters, Kathryn Castaldo of Wallkill, Lori Driscoll of Middletown, Marie Tokle of Walden, Denise Huemphner of Wisconsin, and Nancy Becker and Patricia Szalczinger, both of Long Island; two uncles, Raymond Fleischer of Virginia and James Fleischer of Brooklyn; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held Monday at the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Woodbourne with the Rev. Robert Pinto officiating.
Interment was made in the Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery in Liberty.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Castaldo Children, P.O. Box 196, Woodbourne, N.Y. 12788.
Sonia "Sunny" Ammerman, a five-year resident of Floral Park and a former Monticello resident, died Saturday, June 16, 2001, at the County Manor Nursing Home in Tenafly, N.J.
She was the widow of George Ammerman who died in 1991. Mrs. Ammerman had also lived in Brooklyn and Great Neck.
Mrs. Ammerman is survived by two daughters, Ronnie Kirsch of Alphine, N.J., and Carla Kutsher of Monticello; four grandchildren; and a brother, Martin Rubin of West Hempstead.
Graveside services and burial were held Monday at Mt. Ararat Cemetery in Pine Lawn.
Kenneth Portzline, 87
Kenneth F. Portzline of Grahamsville, a self-employed carpenter and farmer, formerly of Groton, died Friday, June 15, 2001, at the Seelig Division of Community General Hospital in Harris. He was 87 years of age.
The son of the late Foster and Clara Bortell Portzline, he was born February 1, 1914, in McAlisterville, Pa. He was the widower of Virginia Blauvelt Portzline.
Mr. Portzline was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
He is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Cheryl and James Marion of Grahamsville, Corrinne and Jeffrey Hahn of Laurens, and Camille and Mark Clark of Lyons; a son and daughter-in-law, Foster and Debra Portzline of Walker Valley; four granddaughters; three grandsons; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by three sisters and five brothers.
There will be no visitation.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 30, at the Groton Community United Church of Christ.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Groton Community United Church of Christ, 204 East Cortland St., Groton, N.Y. 13073.
Ludmilla Kostiuk, 75
Ret. Bookkeeping Clerk
Ludmilla Kostiuk of Glen Spey, a retired bookkeeping clerk and an 18-year area resident, died Friday, June 15, 2001, at her home. She was 75 years of age.
The daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Sava Tymczyk, she was born January 22, 1926, in Ukraine.
Mrs. Kostiuk was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Glen Spey, a member of the church choir and a member of the Sisterhood of the church. She was also a member of the Ukrainian Women's Association.
She is survived by her husband, Jurij George Kostiuk at home.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Glen Spey with the Rev. Nestor Kowal officiating.
Burial will be made in St. Andrew's Ukrainian Cemetery in South Bound Brook, N.J.
Charles E. Winters
Ret. Caretaker, 79
Charles Everett Winters of Orange City, Fla., a retired caretaker for the Liberty Cemetery Association and a former resident of Liberty and Monticello, died Wednesday, June 13, 2001, at his home. He was 79 years of age.
The son of the late Lee and Marion Lewis Winters, he was born July 6, 1921, in Liberty. He was the widower of Amy Loretta Morris Winters.
Mr. Winters was instrumental in introducing mechanical backhoe equipment for digging graves at the Liberty Cemetery. He taught his sons this trade and the use of other heavy equipment.
Mr. Winters was known for his craft abilities and, in a family statement, it was said, "He could build just about anything from scratch. He loved country music and enjoyed wearing western-style boots and shirts." He had lived in Florida more than 20 years.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth "Betty" Reilly Holmes Winters, at home; three sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Ann Winters of Fallsburg, and Donald and Pam Winters and Richard and Lynn Winters, all of Liberty; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Shirley and Ed Townsend of Liberty, Marie Winters of Monticello, and Barbara and David Cross of Nashville, Tenn.; two step-sons, Steve Holmes and his wife, Susie, and Tom Holmes of Deland, Fla.; a step-daughter, Sally Ann Martin of Yulan; a brother, Fred, and his wife, Jean Winters, of Liberty; 16 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two nephews.
Friends may call at the Harris Funeral Home, West St. at Buckley, Liberty, on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Liberty United Methodist Church, 170 North Main Street, Liberty, with the Rev. Francis Waite, pastor of the church, officiating.
Burial will be made in the Liberty Cemetery in Liberty.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Liberty United Methodist Church, 170 North Main St., Liberty, N.Y. 12754.
Armando Carvajal Jr.
LCH Student, 18
Armando Luis Carvajal Jr. of Grahamsville, a recent graduate of BOCES and a member of the Senior Class at Liberty High School, died Thursday, June 14, 2001, at the Westchester Medical Center. He was 18 years of age.
The son of Armando and Tammy Canning Carvajal, he was born March 29, 1983, in Key West, Fla.
In a family statement, it was said, "Armando was an adult artist who also enjoyed writing poetry and loved Marilyn Manson. He was his own person."
He is survived by his mother, Tammy Denman of Harris; his father, Armando Sr. of Florida; his step-dads, Chester Stanton of Harris, Frank Carr of the Bronx and Gene Denman of Grahamsville; three brothers, Frank and William Carr, both of the Bronx, and Coby Denman of Grahamsville; a sister, Lindsay Denman of Grahamsville; his grandparents, Luis and Mercedes Carvajal of Naples, Fla., Louis and Marie Houston of Harris, Joan Carr of the Bronx, Nana Eileen of the Bronx, and Ray and Donna Denman of Grahamsville; aunts and uncles, including Luis Carvajal Jr., Becky Carvajal, Virginia Collins, Evelyn Forshay, Eva Stanton, Leo Stanton, Jossie Stanton, Angel and Leroy Stewart, Belinda Houston, Vinny Stanton, Inda and Victor Castillo, Elaine and George Saenz, Chris Denman, Patricia Davis and Brian Canning; and many cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Frank and Gloria Canning; and two uncles, Joseph Carty and Frank Canning Jr.
A celebration of Armando's life was held Monday evening at the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Woodbourne.
Memorial contributions may be made to Tammy Denman, c/o Colonial Memorial Funeral Home, P.O. Box 520, Woodbourne, N.Y. 12788.
Betty J. Alexander
Ret. Product Insp., 73
Betty J. Alexander of New Windsor, a retired product inspector for Star Expansion Co. in Cornwall and a lifelong area resident, formerly of Cornwall, died Wednesday, June 13, 2001, at the Cornwall Hospital. She was 73 years of age.
The daughter of the late James and Eileen Ballard Connors, she was born May 10, 1928, in Matamoras, Pa.
She is survived by her husband, Ellsworth "Snooky" Alexander, at home; two daughters, Debra Vesely of New Windsor and Sandra Coddington of Highland; a son, Ronald Alexander of Bloomingburg; two sisters, Hazel Taylor of California and Marion Glass of Walden; seven grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
Services and burial were private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the New Windsor Ambulance Corps, New Windsor, N.Y. 12550.
William F. Gregory
Ret. Village Emply., 87
William F. Gregory of Monticello, a former employee for the Village of Monticello Water Department, died Thursday, June 14, 2001, at his home. He was 87 years of age.
The son of the late William and Mary Klecka Gregory, he was born February 1, 1914, in New York City.
A U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II, Mr. Gregory was a member of First Church of Monticello, Presbyterian; a former member of the Monticello Fire Department; a member of the Monticello Exempt Firemen's Association; and an honorary member of the White Oak Hunting Camp.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Mary "Molly" Gregory, at home; a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Ret. Colonel Richard Goldman of San Antonio, Tex.; a brother and his wife, Richard and Jane Gregory of Monticello; a sister, Florence Armstrong of Monticello; three grandchildren, Jonathan, Rachel and Megan; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, George and Edward Gregory.
Services were held Monday at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Monticello.
Burial was made in the Rock Ridge Cemetery in Monticello.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Memorial Fund of First Church of Monticello, Presbyterian, 11 Jones St., Monticello, N.Y. 12701.