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July 6, 2001

Lillian Sharoff, 87
Ret. Secy./Bookkeeper

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, 1913, 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.

Memorial Mass
for William J. Leddy

A Memorial Mass for William J. Leddy of Rock Hill, who died June 19, 2001, will be offered Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church, Cottage Street, Middletown.
Burial of the cremains will be made at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Middletown.

Edna S. Colyer
Ret. Secretary, 85

Edna Schollenberger Colyer of Milanville, Pa. a homemaker and a secretary in the real estate and insurance industry until she retired 20 years ago, died Saturday, June 30, 2001, at the Wayne Woodlands Manor in Waymart, Pa., following a brief illness. She was 85 years of age.
The daughter of the late Charles and Lena Kumpf Schollenberger, she was born August 11, 1915, in Brooklyn. She was the widow of Everett J. Colyer who died August 3, 1994.
She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Timothy and Mercedes Colyer and their familes of Hoboken, N.J., and James and Mary Jo Colyer and their families of Rochester Hills, Mich. She was predeceased by a sister, Helen Dixon.
Funeral services will be held at the Hessling Funeral Home, 428 Main St., Honesdale, at 11 a.m. on Friday. Friends may call Friday morning from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.
Burial will be made in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Galilee, Pa.

Dave Garsh
Ret. Store Mgr., 80

Dave Garsh of Tampa, Fla., a former Monticello resident and a retired store manager at the Concord Hotel in Kiamesha Lake, died Thursday, June 14, 2001, at his home. He was 80 years of age.
Mr. Garsh was a paratrooper during World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Sally Garsh; a son and daughter-in-law, Robert Garsh and Pamela Claps; a daughter and son-in-law, Eileen and Jack Levine; three brothers; three sisters; and four grandchildren.
Services were held June 17 at Beth David Funeral Chapel in Tampa, Fla.
Burial was made in Gan Shalom Cemetery in Tampa, Fla.

Michael A. Poole, 50

Michael Aloysius Poole of Liberty died Friday, June 29, 2001, at the Seelig Division of Community General Hospital in Harris. He was 50 years of age.
The son of the late Winston and Doris Lane Poole, he was born October 27, 1950, in Middletown.
Mr. Poole was a United States Marine Corps veteran.
He is survived by a sister, Karen Hindley of Liberty.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9 a.m. at St. Peter's Church in Monticello on Friday.
Burial, with military honors, will be made at the Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery in Liberty.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Monticello.

Silvin Linzer, 80
Ret. Businesswoman

Silvin Miller Linzer of Monticello, a retired co-owner of the Aladdin Printing Co. in Bridgeville and a lifelong area resident, died Tuesday, July 3, 2001.
The daughter of the late Max and Anna Miller, she was born April 4, 1921.
Mrs. Linzer was a member and president of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Jesse Brahms Post #209, Jewish War Veterans, in Monticello, a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Community General Hospital, the Landfield Avenue Synagogue, Hadassah and B'nai B'rith.
She is survived by her husband, Julian Linzer; two sons, Dr. Marc R. Linzer of Tempe, Ariz., and Robert Linzer of Monticello; a sister, Leatrice Grobman of Lake Worth, Fla.; three granddaughters, Janine, Sara and Jessica Linzer; and a grandson, Sage Linzer.
Graveside services and burial were held Wednesday at the Landfield Avenue Synagogue Cemetery in Monticello with Rabbi Ben Zion Chanowitz officiating.
Shiva will be held at 43 Nelshore Dr., Monticello.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Society, 6725 Lyons St., P.O. Box 7E, East Syracuse, N.Y. 13057 or to Hospice of Sullivan County, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550
Funeral arrangements were made by the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello.

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