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June 22, 2001

Jeanette A. Barnes
Ret. Shop Owner, 89

Jeanette A. Barnes, of Beach Lake, Pa. (formerly of Narrowsburg), co-owner of The Brick House Antique Shop, Narrowsburg, and a lifetime area resident, died on Monday, June 18, 2001 at Murray-Tufts Garret Manor, Beach Lake, Pa. She was 89 years of age.
The daughter of the late John and Nina Bedford Anderson, she was born on March 8, 1912 in Narrowsburg. She was the widow of David Barnes, who passed away in 1977.
Mrs. Barnes was a lifelong dedicated member of the Narrowsburg United Methodist Church as well as a member of the United Methodist Women of the church.
A family statement read, “She was interested in the history of the area and an avid reader of newspapers, magazines and books. She loved her family, especially her five grandchildren and five great grandchildren, and with the help of friends, was able to keep active in the Murray-Tufts Garret Manor where she had resided for 23 years."
She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, John and Marion Barnes of Elma; a daughter-in-law, Barbara Barnes of Lackawaxen, Pa.; five grandchildren, Marie, Jeffrey, Keith, Joseph and Kenny; five great-grandchildren, David, Curtis, Jeannine, Savanna and Samantha; and two nephews, Gordon and Robert Tyler. She was predeceased by one son, Edward; one sister, Gertrude Tyler and one brother, Lamont Anderson.
Services were held Thursday at the Narrowsburg United Methodist Church in Narrowsburg. The Rev. Steven Knutsen officiated.
Interment was made in Glen Cove Cemetery, Narrowsburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Narrowsburg United Methodist Church, Narrowsburg, NY 12764.
Arrangements were made by Rasmussen Sons Inc. Funeral Home, Narrowsburg.

Sam Topple, 79
Former Garage Owner

Sam Topple of Mongaup Valley and Las Vegas, Nevada, former owner of the Ideal Gulf Garage in Mongaup Valley and a 51-year area resident, died Saturday, June 16, 2001 at his home. He was 79 years of age.
The son of the late David and Leah Topola, he was born July 6, 1921 in New York City. He is the widower of Rhesha Topple, who died April 29, 2001.
Mr. Topple was one of the founders of the Smallwood-Mongaup Valley Fire Department.
He is survived by a son, Raymond Topple of Las Vegas, Nv.; a daughter, Linda Leibson of Staten Island; and three grandchildren, Randi Leibson, Loren Leibson and Craig Topple.
Services were Wednesday at the Davis Paradise Valley Funeral Home in Las Vegas, Nv.
Burial was in the Paradise Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Las Vegas, Nv.
Shiva will be observed in Raymond Topple's home in Las Vegas.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Smallwood-Mongaup Valley Fire Dept., Smallwood, NY 12778.
Funeral arrangements were by Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello.

Charles Winters, 79
Cemetery Caretaker

Charles Everett Winters of Orange City, Fla., and a former resident of Liberty and Monticello, a retired caretaker for the Liberty Cemetery Association, died Wednesday, June 13, 2001 at home in Orange City, Fla. He was 79.
The son of the late Lee and Marion Lewis Winters, he was born July 6, 1921 in Liberty.
Mr. Winters was instrumental in introducing mechanical backloading equipment for digging graves at the Liberty Cemetery and went on to teach his sons this trade and the use of other heavy equipment.
He lived most of his life in Liberty and Monticello, and moved to Florida some 20 years ago. Always known for his crafty abilities, he could build just about anything from scratch. He loved country music and enjoyed wearing western-style boots and shirts.
He is survived by his loving wife, Elizabeth "Betty" Riley Holmes Winters of Orange City, Fla.; one brother, Fred Winters and his wife Jean of Liberty; three sons, Charles Winters and his wife Ann of Fallsburg, Donald Winters and his wife Pam of Liberty, and Richard Winters and his wife Lynn of Liberty; three daughters, Shirley Townsend and her husband Ed of Liberty, Marie Winters of Monticello, Barbara Cross and her husband David of Nashville, Tenn.; two stepsons, Steve Holmes and his wife Susie, and Tom Holmes, all of Deland, Fla.; one stepdaughter, Sally Ann Martin of Yulan; 16 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and two nephews.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Amy Loretta Morris Winters.
Funeral services were held Wednesday morning, June 20, at the Harris Funeral Home, Liberty, with the Rev. Francis Waite of Liberty United Methodist Church officiating.
Burial was in the Liberty Cemetery, Liberty.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Liberty United Methodist Church, 170 North Main Street, Liberty, NY 12754.
Funeral arrangements were made by Harris Funeral Home, Liberty.

Glendora M. Fehsal
Ultra Power Clerk, 59

Glendora M. "Dorey" Fehsal of Livingston Manor, a clerk at the Ultra Power in Parksville and a lifetime area resident, died Tuesday, June 19, 2001 at the Seelig Division of Community General Hospital in Harris. She was 59 years of age.
The daughter of the late Sidney and Ruby Price Felix, she was born July 31, 1941 in Potsdam.
A family statement read, "She was a loving wife, mother, stepmother and grandmother."
Mrs. Fehsal is survived by her husband, James E. Fehsal, at home; four sons, Harry Patton and his wife Nancy of Harris, Billy Patton of Illinois, Kevin Patton and his companion Sherry Masker, and Steve Patton and his companion Angie Detzauer, all of Loch Sheldrake; four daughters, Skye Fehsal-Wilbur and her husband James of Liberty, Ann Winter and her husband Charlie, Sue Fehsal, all of Loch Sheldrake, and Daun Sees of Buffalo; and twenty-one grandchildren. She was predeceased by one son, James Patton.
Services were held Thursday at the Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home, Livingston Manor, with Pastor Dorothy Smith officiating.
Private cremation was at Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Livingston Manor Volunteer Ambulance Corps, PO Box 1, Livingston Manor, NY 12758.

David G. Grant
Ret. Fund Raiser, 84

David G. Grant of Salisbury Mills died Sunday, June 17, 2001 at Cornwall Hospital. He was 84 years of age.
The son of the late George and Valeska Grant, he was born September 10, 1916 in Saskatchewan, Canada.
Mr. Grant was a retired fund raiser for Family Counseling in Newburgh. Prior to that, he was employed by The American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association and The Girl Scouts of America. He was a member of the City of Newburgh Lions Club and a great supporter of the People To People Fund.
He is survived by his wife, Suzanne Leguillon Grant, at home; two sons, Ken Grant of Astoria and Jeffrey Grant of Loch Sheldrake; one daughter, Diane Melnik of the Town of Plattekill; one brother, Gerald Grant of Escondido, Cal.; one niece and one nephew.
Cremation was made at Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.

James Faulds, 70
Ret. Auto Mechanic

James Faulds of Westbrookville, a retired auto mechanic and bar manager, and former Brooklyn resident, died Sunday, June 17, 2001, at his home. He was 70 years of age.
The son of the late Samuel J. and Mary Sweeney Faulds, he was born June 9, 1931, in Glasgow, Scotland.
Mr. Faulds served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War from 1952 to 1954. He moved to Westbrookville from Brooklyn with his family 10 years ago.
A family statement read, "James was a proud and private family oriented man who will be sorely missed by his devoted wife, children and grandchildren."
He is survived by his wife, Margaret Faulds, at home; three sons and two daughters-in law, James and Cathleen Faulds, Kenneth and Mary Faulds, and Andrew Faulds; one daughter and son-in-law, Margaret and Thomas; one brother; one sister, Margaret; and six grandchildren, Margaret, Courtney, Kenneth, Heather, Emily and Lauren.
A Memorial Mass was celebrated Thursday in St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Middletown. A Memorial Mass will also be celebrated at 1 p.m. Monday in Our Lady of Angels Church, 7340 Fourth Ave., Brooklyn.
Memorial contributions may be made to Citizens Reunited to Overcome Cancer, 9 Charlotte Mews, Middletown, NY 10940.

Fequiere Tranquille
Student, 19

Fequiere "Walter" Tranquille of Monticello, a lifelong resident of the Middletown area, died Saturday, June 16, 2001. He was 19 years of age.
The son of Fequiere and the late Sylfine Casimer Tranquille, he was born Aug. 3, 1981 in Suffern.
Walter was a graduate of Fallsburg High School and a student at Sylvan Learning Center in Middletown.
A family statement read, "He was a very spiritual, loving and caring brother, son and uncle and was loved by many people."
He is survived by his father, at home; three brothers, Stevenson at home, Mikerlange "Michael" of Fallsburg, and Dwayn of Spring Valley; two sisters, Shirlene at home, and Tachnicka of Spring Valley; one uncle, Wilfred; four aunts, Carmen, Anne, Jacqueline, and Cleonne; and one nephew, Nacquan.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday at Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, 130 Highland Ave., Middletown.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Joseph's Church, Cottage Street, Middletown.
Interment will follow in Wallkill Cemetery, Phillipsburgh.

Walter A. Sherman
Ret. Asst. Treas., 70

Walter A. Sherman, of Smallwood, died Sunday, June 17, 2001 at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla. He was 70 years of age.
He was born and raised on Staten Island and moved to Smallwood in 1996.
Mr. Sherman had a 38-year career in the International Banking Division of American Express as an assistant treasurer for the last five years. He retired in 1988.
After completing his high school education at Manlius Military School, he received a scholarship from the school to study at the Rossall School, Fleetwood Lance, England for one year.
He served in the National Guard, 42nd Infantry, stationed in Manhattan from 1951 to 1958 and achieved the rank of first sergeant.
Mr. Sherman was a member of the Randall Manor Residents Assoc. for many years and also belonged to the Parents Club of St. Peter's Boys High School.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Kathryn Bridger Sherman; and two sons, William T. Sherman and Richard E. Sherman.
Services were held Thursday at Casey Funeral Home in Staten Island.
Private cremation will be in Rosehill Crematory, Linden, N.J.

Jane W. Bodenstein
Community Activist, 56

Jane W. Bodenstein of Jeffersonville, and Morrisville, NC, died Monday June 18, 2001 in Morrisville, North Carolina. She was 56.
The daughter of Joseph F. and Marriette Birmingham Willis, she was born on March 17, 1945.
She was the widow of Dr. Barry I. Bodenstein.
She was a Jeffersonville Village Board member from 1980 to 1985, a member of Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, Jeffersonville Area Chamber of Commerce, St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church, Morrisville, NC and the Community Garden Club of Liberty.
Survivors include one son, David W. Bodenstein of Jeffersonville; two daughters, Elizabeth Jo Bodenstein of North Carolina and Jennifer Bodenstein of Albany; one brother, Stephen Willis of Jeffersonville.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 22, 2001 at Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home, Jeffersonville.
A memorial mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 23, 2001 at St. Georges Church, Jeffersonville. Father Robert Nee will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Wake County, 1300 St. Mary Street, 4th Floor, Raleigh, NC 27605 or Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, Narrowsburg, NY 12764.
Arrangements are under the direction of Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home.

William J. Leddy
Ret. Civil Eng., 75

William J. Leddy, a retired Civil Engineer from Rock Hill, died Tuesday, June 19, 2001 at Community General Hospital, Harris after a long illness. He was 75.
The son of the late Leo G. and Ella V. Peck Leddy, he was born April 17, 1926 in Middletown.
He was a graduate of Middletown High School, a former member of the McQuoids Fire Department and past member of the Orange County Golf Club. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Gardner Leddy, at home; three sons, David Leddy and Thomas Leddy both of Lexington, KY and William Leddy of Muscatine, IA; two daughters, Patricia Leddy of Novi, MI and Karen Huff of Lexington, KY; two sisters, Barbara Cook of West Palm Beach, FL and Mary Beth Pearson of Airville, PA; ten grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Cremation will be at Cedar Hill Crematory, Newburgh.
A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements are under the direction of VanInwegen–Kenny Funeral Home, 195 Broadway, Monticello.

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