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June 29, 2001

Richard Doeinck
Ret. Aircraft Mech., 80

Richard "Dick" Doeinck of Eldred, a retired aircraft mechanic for American Airlines and a 26-year area resident, died Monday, June 25, 2001, at Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, N.J. He was 80 years of age.
The son of the late Adolph and Leila Hasbrouck Doeinck, he was born September 29, 1920, in Liberty.
Mr. Doeinck was a Navy veteran of World War II.
At the age of 17, Richard joined the Liberty Fire Deparmtent and served as a past officer, chief, presdent and fire commissioner. He was a 21-year member of the Melville Fire Department and a 25-year member of the Yulan Fire Department and the Fire Police. A life member of the Excelsior Sportsmen's Club, he was on the Board of Directors. He was also a member of the New York Association of Fire Chiefs, a certified emergency medical technician and a member of the Highland Senior Citizens.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Sally Doeinck, at home; two sons, Dennis Doeinck of Liberty and Wayne Doeinck of Mastic; a daughter, Karen Wirth of Centereach; a sister, Alice Jones of Eldred; six grandchildren, Brian, Jesse, Danny, Timmy, Tiffany and Cassandra; a nephew, Dave Jones; and a niece, Leila Jones.
Services were held Wednesday at the Gray-Rasmussen Funeral Home in Barryville.
Burial was private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Yulan Fire Department, Yulan, N.Y. 12792 or to the American Legion Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 63, Eldred, N.Y. 12732.

Florence E.M. Klein
Homemaker, 65

Florence E.M. Klein of Wurtsboro Hills, a homemaker, died Tuesday, June 26, 2001, at the Seelig Division of Community General Hospital in Harris. She was 65 years of age.
The daughter of the late Herman and Mabel Hannie Steenken, she was born January 13, 1936, in Hoboken, N.J.
She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Frank W. Klein, at home; six sons, Frank Klein, Gary Klein, David Klein, Kenny Klein, Robert Klein and Jeff Klein; two daughters, Sharon Marotta and Lori Klein; 14 grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 111 Sullivan St., Wurtsboro, on Friday from 9-11 a.m. and 2-3:30 p.m.
Services will be held at 3:30 p.m. at the funeral home on Friday.
Cremation will be made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mamakating First Aid Squad, P.O. Box 525, Wurtsboro, N.Y. 12790.

Ben Schneider, 85
Ret. From Fuel Co.

Ben Schneider of North Miami Beach, Fla., a former lifelong Monticello resident, died on June 21, 2001, after a short illness. He was 85 years of age.
Mr. Schneider owned the Rapid Heat Fuel Oil Co. in Monticello before retiring to Florida. He was a former eight-year trustee for the Village of Monticello.
He is survived by his wife, Anne Schneider of North Miami Beach, Fla.; a son, Alvin Schneider of Alpharetta, Ga.; a daughter, Barbara Marotta of Boynton Beach, Fla.; a brother, Rube Schneider of Seal Beach, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; and; seven great-grandchildren.
Burial was made at Wellwood Cemetery in Farmingdale.

John M. Kawka
Ret. Crane Operator

John M. Kawka, a longtime resident of Galilee, Pa., died June 23, 2001, at his home.
While working as a crane operator, he handled steel for the building of the World Trade Center. He had also been employed at Narrowsburg Lumber Company and Superior Building Supplies of Neversink.
In a family statement, it was said, "John was an active friend of Bill W. He willingly shared his experiences, strength and hope with all and welcomed everyone with a handshake, a hug and a kind word. He considered everyone he met a friend and was always willing to help those who needed it. His words of inspiration will never be forgotten. John will always be remembered for his wonderful sense of humor, hearty laugh, practical jokes and the way he told his funny stories. The twinkle in his eyes will be greatly missed by all who knew him. The most important things in his life were his wife, his children and his cats. He loved spending time boating and fishing on the Delaware River with his family. He enjoyed living in the country and watching nature. John will be greatly missed by his family and will always remain in their hearts and minds."
Mr. Kawka was a member of Unity Grange in Galilee, Pa., and the Abrahamsville (Pa.) United Metho-dist Church.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Lynette R. Kawka, at home; a daughter, Patrice Kawka of East Providence, R.I.; a son, John W. Kawka of Scranton, Pa.; a brother, Edward Kawka of Aberdeen, N.J.; five nephews; three nieces; and several aunts and uncles. He was preceeded in death by his adoptive parents, John J. and Josephine Kawka.
Cremation and burial were private.
Memorial contributions may be made to one's favorite charity or by helping people in need.

Marie B. Wheeler
Homemaker, 74

Marie B. Wheeler of Berry Brook, Roscoe, a homemaker and a 15-year area resident, died Saturday, June 23, 2001, at the Albany Medical Center in Albany. She was 74 years of age.
The daughter of the late Wilfred and Ellen Iverson Barr, she was born January 31, 1927, on Staten Island.
Mrs. Wheeler was a member and past president of the Downsville Women's Club.
She is survived by her husband, Douglas A. Wheeler, at home; two sons and daughters-in-law, James R. and Janet Wheeler of Stow, Mass., and Stuart D. and Mary Wheeler of Lakewood, Colo.; and four grandchildren.
Services were held Wednesday at the Harris Funeral Home in Roscoe with the Rev. Maybelle Renzi officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Downsville First Aid Squad, Main St., Downsville, N.Y. 13755.

Joyce Lewis
Bakery Mgr., 53

Joyce Lewis of Livingston Manor, the bakery manager at Peck's Market in Livingston Manor and a lifelong area resident, died Wednesday, June 27, 2001, at her home. She was 53 years of age.
The daughter of George E. and Bertil Hubert Lewis, she was born October 25, 1947, in Andes.
She is survived by her ompanion, Ruben David, at home; a son, George Helms of Roscoe; three daughters, Sally Helms of Livingston Manor, Lillian Browne of Walton and Rene Green and her husband, Chris, of Livingston Manor; two brothers, Raymond Lewis and Donald Lewis, both of Livingston Manor; two sisters, Sally Diescher of Livingston Manor and Anna Lewis of Liberty; eight grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
A committal service will be held later at the Lew Beach Cemetery in Lew Beach with the Rev. Kathryn Loizeaux officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 102454, Atlanta, Ga. 30368-2454.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home in Livingston Manor.

Donna Sabloff
Psychotherapist, 55

Donna Sabloff of Chester, a self-employed psychotherapist in Liberty, died Tuesday, May 22, 2001, in Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City. She was 55 years of age.
The daughter of Herbert and Florence Shulman Lipson, she was born August 14, 1945, in Liberty.
She is survived by her parents of Liberty; her companion, Elaine Luongo of Chester; two sons, Jason Sabloff of New York City and Ben Sabloff and his wife, Susan, of Menlo Park, Calif.; a granddaughter, Abigail Page Sabloff; several nephews and cousins; a brother, Warren Lipson, and his wife, Suzanne, of Atlanta, Ga.; an aunt, Irma Garment of New York; and an uncle and aunt, Arthur and Joan Shulman of the state of Florida.
Services were held May 23 at the Congregation Ahavath Israel Synagogue in Liberty with Rabbi Marvin Goldman officiating.
Burial was made in Congregation Ahavath Israel Cemetery in Liberty.
Memorial contributions may be made to Women at Risk, 168th St. and Fort Washington, New York, N.Y. 10032.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello.

George Hoffman Jr.
Ret. State Trooper, 71

George Frederick Hoffman Jr. of Kitty Hawk, N.C., a retired New York State Trooper and a former 47-year Narrowsburg resident, died Wednesday, June 27, 2001, at the Sentara Barco Nursing Home in North Carolina. He was 71 years of age.
The son of the late George Frederick Sr. and Florence Veronica Webb Hoffman, he was born December 18, 1929, in Monticello.
Mr. Hoffman was a U.S. Navy veteran and served as an Engineman First Class.
He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Hoffman, at home; four children, Alice Read of Malvern, Pa., Charles Kinne of White Lake, Philip Hoffman of Newburgh and Richard Hoffman, serving with the U. S. Coast Guard; and several siblings.
Graveside services and burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at the Lava Cemetery in Narrowsburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the US Naval Institute, 2062 Generals Highway, Annapolis, Md. 21401.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Rasmussen Sons Funeral Home in Narrowsburg.

Maureen Rudolph
Homemaker, 57

Maureen C. Rudolph of Mount Hope died Tuesday, June 26, 2001, at the Horton Medical Center in Middletown. She was 57 years of age.
The daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Noonan Blance, she was born August 13, 1943, in Astoria.
Mrs. Rudolph volunteered for many years for Meals on Wheels in the Town of Mount Hope. She was an avid bowler, loved gardening and was gifted with crafts.
In a family statement, it was said, "Her family was her first love. She made us remember, often through her loving words, that we were a part of the Rudolph family, where each lives for the other and all live for God. More than just a devoted wife, mother and nana, she is a part of all of us and will live in our hearts forever. We will miss and cherish her memory always."
She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Paul Rudolph, at home; four daughters and sons-in-law, Donna and Mickey Henry of New Hampton, Maureen and John Dineen of Howells, JoAnn and Fred Pierce of Otisville and Denise and Willy Demetrious of Bloomingburg; her mother-in-law, Phyllis Rudolph of Mount Hope; two brothers, Joey and Terry Blance of Long Island; four sisters, Joyce Scheid and Jackie Dowling, both of Long Island City, Patsy Cattagio of College Point and Mary Ellen Bartolotta of South Carolina; seven grandchildren, Michael, Jessica, Jonathan, Dustin, Anthony, Brittany and Deanna; and many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, 130 Highland Ave., Middletown on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph's Church in Middletown.
Interment will be made in the Wallkill Cemetery in the Town of Wallkill.

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