July 3, 2001
Anna Cormier of Monticello, a homemaker and former worker in the garment industry, died Saturday, June 23, 2001, at St. Francis Hospital in Poughkeepsie. She was 91 years of age.
Born October 23, 1909 in South Carolina, she was the widow of Charles Cormier.
She is survived by a daughter, Thelma Smith of Los Angeles, Calif.; two granddaughters, Alexis Murphy of Sacramento, Calif., and Denise Smith of New York City; and three great-grandsons, John Seeley, Troy Seeley and Eric Seeley.
Cremation was made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Interment of the cremains will be made at a later date in St. Peter's Cemetery in Monticello.
Funeral arrangements were made by the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Monticello.
Nettie L. Brown
Nettie LaVecchia Brown of Newburgh, a longtime area resident, died Wednesday, June 27, 2001. She was 80 years of age.
The daughter of the late Thomas and Beatrice Petrocelli LaVecchia, she was born August 20, 1920, in Jersey City, N.J. She was the widow of Theodore Brown.
She is survived by a brother, Bernard LaVecchia of North Carolina; six sisters, Rose Perrone, Margaret Smith and Anne Lemp, all of the State of Florida, Lena Harris of Newburgh, Frances Patton of Parksville and Marion Williams of Forestburgh; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Catherine Gerson, and a brother, Louis LaVecchia.
A Mass of Resurrection was offered Monday at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Forestburgh with the Rev. John Lynch officiating.
Burial was made in Rock Ridge Cemetery in Monticello.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Thomas Aquinas Building Fund, Forestburgh, N.Y. 12777.
Lillian Sharoff, 87
Lillian Rubin Sharoff of Monticello, a lifelong area resident and a former secretary/bookkeeper for the Royal Bus Company in Monticello, died Thursday, June 28, 2001, at St. Peter's Hospital in Albany. She was 87 years of age.
The daughter of the late Hymen and Rose Brown Rubin, she was born August 8, 1943, in Brooklyn. She was the widow of Jacob "Jack" Sharoff who was the police chief for the Village of Monticello for over 35 years. He died in 1988.
A 1933 graduate of Monticello High School and the daughter of Polish and Russian immigrant parents, she attended secretarial school in Manhattan after which she went to work as secretary/bookkeeper and route coordinator for the Royal Bus Company, founded by her father in 1929. She also worked as assistant to the Town Clerk and as a secretary/ bookkeeper for the Monticello Raceway.
Mrs. Sharoff was an active member of the Landfield Avenue Synagogue, B'nai B'rith and Deborah. She was a lifetime member of Hadassah and was the recipient of numerous awards earned for her tireless efforts in that cause.
She is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Sylvia Sharoff Rubin of Albany; a sister, Mildred Pesche Hocker of Monticello; two sons and daughters-in-law, Leslie and Pamela Gilbert Sharoff and Steven and Nancy Schwind Sharoff, all of Monticello; a granddaughter, Morgan Rose Sharoff of Monticello; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services were held Sunday at the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello.
Burial was made in the Landfield Avenue Synagogue Cemetery in Monticello.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hadassah or Deborah, 135-25 Northern Blvd., Flushing, N.Y. 11354.
Hilda S. Crary
Retired Caretaker, 82
Hilda S. Crary of Liberty, a retired caretaker for Alder Lake State Camp in Hardenburg and a lifelong area resident, died Saturday, June 30, 2001, at the Seelig Division of Community General Hospital in Harris. She was 82 years of age.
The daughter of the late Harry D. and Bessie E. Clark Stalker, she was born January 25, 1919, in Bethel. She was the widow of George Calvert Crary who died in 1986.
Mrs. Crary was a member of the Liberty Presbyterian Church and a 4-H leader in Liberty.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, George and Chris Crary of Sparrowbush; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Joan and Roger Healey of Wappingers Falls, Judy and Dick Sells of Atlanta, Ga., and Linda C. Mangan and Hazel J. and Daniel Yaun, all of Liberty; a brother-in-law, Lamont Edwards of Westtown; a sister, Lucille Bishop of Delancy; nine grandchildren, Scott Luchkowec, Kyle Mangan, Melanie Bendy, Kami Crary, George Crary III, Thomas Crary, Melissa and Douglas Yaun and Beth Purviance; and two great-grandchildren, Andrew Bendy and Ryan Purviance. She was predeceased by a sister, Hazel Edwards and a brother, Kenneth Stalker.
Services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the Liberty Presbyterian Church, South Main Street, with the Rev. Donna Lepsky officiating.
Burial will be made in the Liberty Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Liberty Presbyterian Church, S. Main St., Liberty, N.Y. 12754 or the Liberty Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Liberty, N.Y. 12754.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Liberty.
Retired LPN, 77
Mary Fanning of Lowell, Mass., a retired LPN of Community General Hospital in Harris and a former Liberty resident, died Wednesday, June 27, 2001, at the Lowell General Hospital in Lowell, Mass., after a long illness. She was 77 years of age.
The daughter of the late Florian and Pauline Mraz Ambra, she was born August 20, 1923, in Buffalo.
She was a member of St. Peter's R.C. Church in Liberty.
Mrs. Fanning is survived by two sons, Philip Fanning of Youngsville and Peter Fanning of Glen Allen, Va.; a daughter, Nancy Correa of Lowell, Mass.; two brothers, Stephen Ambra of Bowling Green, Mo., and John Ambra of Shrewsbury, Mass.; a sister, Helen Stuart of Callicoon; nine grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Betty Calkin.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday at St. Peter's R.C. Church, 264 North Main St., Liberty, with Msgr. Edward Straub officiating.
Burial will be made in the family plot in St. Peter's Cemetery in Liberty.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Liberty.
Ret. Engineer, 79
Seweryn "Steve" Piatek of Wawarsing, a retired stationary engineer for International Union of Operating Engineers and a 32-year area resident, died Friday, June 29, 2001, at the Ellenville Regional Hospital. He was 79 years of age.
The son of the late Dennis and Josephine Piatek, he was born August 18, 1921, in Krasew, Poland.
Mr. Piatek was a communicant of the Church of St. Mary and St. Andrew. An avid fisherman, he was a naturalized citizen having been in the United States for 50 years.
He is survived by his wife, Maria Hordienko Piatek, at home; three sons, Henry Piatek of Lake Oswego, Oreg., Richard Piatek of Liberty and John Piatek of Napanoch; two daughters, Zena Cabral of Swan Lake and Anna Malka of Wawarsing; two sisters, Anna Biernacka of New York City and Helen Jajko of Poland; seven grandchildren, Marcos, Keri, Nicholas, Joanna, Corey, Ashley and Tyler; three great-grandchildren, Alyssa, Trent and Ethan; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Stanislaw.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Monday in the Church of St. Mary and St. Andrew in Ellenville.
Burial was made in the Fantinekill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to any local charity.
Dr. Irving Anderman
Retired Dentist, 83
Dr. Irving Anderman, a resident of the Glen Arden Health Care Center in Goshen and a retired, more than 50-year Middletown dentist, died Thursday, June 28, 2001, at the care center. He was 83 years of age.
He was born in Mountaindale.
Dr. Anderman and his wife, Georgia, traveled the world lecturing through the International College of Dentists. They also spent vacations visiting Israel and remote places in the world where they gave dental care free of charge. For many years, they volunteered through the Catholic Mission in the jungles of Central America.
He helped with the development of SUNY Orange, served on the Middletown Housing Authority for more than 50 years and was an active member of the Middletown Kiwanis, where he served as a distinguished president. He was also a member of Temple Sinai in Middletown.
Dr. Anderman was recognized for his achievements by the Times Herald-Record in 1976 as its "Orange County Citizen of the Year." He served in the Army Dental Corps in the Pacific Theater in World War II and opened his dental office in Middletown in 1946, shortly after being discharged from the service.
He and his wife moved to the new Glen Arden Retirement Community in 1996 where he was elected as its first president. He also was elected president of the Resident's Council and served for three years.
He is survived by his wife, Georgia Anderman; two children, Susan Singer of Cherry Hill, N.J., and Robert Anderman of Killable, Ontario, Canada; four grandchildren; and other relatives, including several cousins.
"He was always a proud member of the congregation of Temple Sinai and never lost his roots," said Rabbi Joel Schwab who presided over funeral services at the Temple on Friday.
Yvonne McAuley of Livingston Manor, a receptionist for Dr. Don Simkin in Livingston Manor, died Sunday, July 1, 2001, at her home. She was 58 years of age.
The daughter of the late Adolf and Irma Magnusson, she was born May 12, 1943, in Sweden.
She is survived by her husband, John McAuley, at home; a step-daughter, Allise McAuley of Brooklyn; a sister, Ingre Larsson of Sweden; and two nephews.
There will be a memorial service at a later date at the Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home, 29 Pearl St., Livingston Manor.
Private cremation was made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Sullivan County, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550 or to the Livingston Manor Volunteer Ambulance Corps, P.O. Box 1, Livingston Manor, N.Y. 12758.
Hvy. Equip Oper., 59
Neil Maree of Milanville, Pa., a heavy equipment operator and a lifelong area resident, died Saturday, June 30, 2001, at the Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale, Pa. He was 59 years of age.
The son of John Maree, he was born October 7, 1941, in Jersey City, N.J.
He is survived by his wife, Marjorie Maree, at home; his father of Fort Myers, Fla.; five sons, Darin Maree of Beach Lake, Pa., Anthony Maree of Honesdale, Pa., Dale Maree of North Carolina, Wayne Maree of Smallwood, and Warren Maree of Milanville, Pa.; a daughter, Donna Dexter of Beach Lake, Pa.; a brother, John Maree; 11 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Rasmussen Sons Funeral Home in Narrowsburg on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. William Rushik officiating.
Cremation will be made at the Twin Tiers Crematory in Endicott.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Ulster County Unit, 159 Green St., Kingston, N.Y. 12401.
Evelyn Meiritz of Port Jervis, a homemaker and longtime Eldred resident, died Tuesday, June 12, 2001, at St. Joseph's Place in Port Jervis. She was 93 years of age.
The daughter of the late Anders and Marie Eilertsen Andersen, she was born July 14, 1907, in Brooklyn and was raised in Arendal, Norway. She was the widow of John Fred Meiritz who died January 1, 1985.
Mrs. Meiritz returned to the United States in 1924 and was employed by the Norwegian Hospital in Brooklyn before becoming a chamber maid for the John D. Rockefeller family at their homes in Tarrytown, Lakewood, N.J., New York City and Ormond Beach, Fla., where she met her husband. They settled in Eldred in 1931 where she resided for sixty years.
She was a member of Orange Chapter #33, Order of the Eastern Star, in Port Jervis.
In a family statement, it was said, "Mom led such an interesting life, being raised in Norway, learning English when she returned to the US and telling all the stories about the Rockefeller days and the Great Depression. Family was all important to her and she kept us all together no matter how far we were from each other."
She is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Vivian and Theodore Kunkeli of Port Orange, Fla., and Milford, Pa., Joan and Wayne Wells of West End, N.C., and Linda and Glenn Aumick of Sparrowbush; a brother, Kaare Andersen of Brevik, Norway; two sisters; Marian Gundersen of Burlington, N.J., and Thyra Krogh of Denmark; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services and burial will be made Saturday, July 14 in the Montoza Cemetery in Eldred.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Port Jervis Volunteer Ambulance Corps, P.O. Box 133, Port Jervis, N.Y. 12771 or to Literacy Volunteers of America-Middletown, 11-19 Depot St., Middletown, N.Y. 10940.
Irwin S. Salovin
Ret. Maitre d', 69
Irwin Sidney "Steamboat" Salovin of Woodridge, a retired maitre d', died Sunday, July 1, 2001, at his home after a prolonged illness. He was 69 years of age.
The son of the late Louis and Yenta Jacobson Salovin, he was born January 11, 1932, in Brooklyn.
Mr. Salovin was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of the National Association of Atomic Veterans, National Association of Radiation Survivors, Jewish War Veterans and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was also a member of the Workmen's Circle Branch #281 and the Kiwanis Club of Woodridge.
In a family statement, it was said, "Steamboat was a devoted man to all his family, friends and all who knew him."
He is survived by his wife, Helen Cherviok Salovin, at home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Martin and Carol Salovin of Monticello and Aaron and Sandra Salovin of Rock Hill; a daughter, Susan of New York City; four grandchildren, Michael, Robert, Tyler and Rebecca; a great-grandchild, Ashley; a brother, Allan Salovin and a sister, Judie Brownstein, both of the State of Florida; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home, 396 Main St., Woodbourne with Rabbis Irving H. Goodman and Ben Zion Chanowitz officiating.
Burial will be made in the Workmen's Circle Cemetery in Glen Wild.
Shiva will be observed at the family residence Tuesday to Friday afternoon and from Saturday evening to Tuesday morning.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Catskill Dialysis Center, Port Jervis Rd., Monticello, N.Y. 12701.