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July 20, 2001

Memorial Services for
Nina Di Cristofalo and
Albert Di Cristofalo

Memorial services for Nina Di Cristofalo and her son, Albert Di Cristofalo will be held on Saturday, July 21, at 11 a.m. in Ramsay's Funral Home, 55 St. John St., Monticello, with the Rev. Ninon Hutchinson officiating.
Interment of the cremains will be made in the family plot at the Rock Ridge Cemetery in Monticello.

Memorial Service for
Ronald LaPolt

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 21, at the Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery in Liberty for Ronald LaPolt who died July 2, 2001, in Galena, Mo., at the age of 52. Rev. Robert Nadelen will officiate.
An Army veteran of the Vietnam War, he served from 1967 to 1970, and was the recipient of a Purple Heart.
Mr. LaPolt is survived by a sister, Wanda Castro of Liberty. He was predeceased by a brother, Howard LaPolt and a sister-in-law, Edna LaPolt.
The cremains of both Mr. LaPolt and his late wife, Joyce, will be buried together in the Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Liberty.

Memorial Service for
Irene L. Reed

Memorial services for Irene Louise Reed of Rivervale, N.J., will be held on Sunday, July 22, at the Church of the Nazarene, Katrina Falls Rd., Rock Hill, at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Roy Shaffer officiating.
Mrs. Reed, a homemaker, a former telephone operator for the New York Telephone Co. and a former Monticello resident, died Sunday, July 8, at the Heritage Nursing Home in Norwood, N.J She was 75 years of age.
The daughter of the late Russell and Mollie Muller Schoonmaker, she was born April 15, 1926, in Port Jervis.
She is survived by her husband, Earl W. Reed, at home; a son, Jeffrey Earl Reed of Westwood, N.J.; a daughter and son-in-law, Sheryl Louise and Jeffrey W. Hicks of Longwood, Fla.; two sisters, Lillian Paashaus and Helene Phillips, both of Port Jervis; three grandchildren, Heather, Chad and Jeffrey Dane Hicks; and several nieces and nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by a brother, Jim Schoonmaker, and two sisters, June Ross and Rose Oakes.
Her cremains will be buried in the family plot at Glen Wild Cemetery in Glen Wild.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of the Nazarene, 210 Katrina Falls, Rd., Rock Hill, N.Y. 12775 or to the Bergen Community Health Care Hospice, 400 Old Hook Rd., Westwood, N.J. 07675-3131.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Liberty.

George R. Hinkley Jr.
Ret. Sexton, 71

George R. Hinkley Jr. of Roscoe, a retired sexton at St. Aloysius Church in Livingston Manor and a lifelong area resident, died Sunday, July 15, 2001, at the Seelig Division of Community General Hospital in Harris. He was 71 years of age.
The son of the late George R. Sr. and Elizabeth Marshall Hinkley, he was born October 20, 1929, in Peakville. He was the widower of Anne Marie Hinkley.
A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, Mr. Hinkley was a member and past commander of the Harold Wood Post No. 5911, Veterans of Foreign Wars, in Roscoe, and a past commander of the Sullivan County Council VFW. He was also a member of the Lester White Post #566 of the American Legion and a member of Gate of Heaven Church in Roscoe.
In a family statement, it was said, "As the sun shines bright, so does the light of heaven. You are now at peace. We will carry you in our hearts and minds forever. We will miss you dearly."
He is survived by his wife, Lisa Cuozzo Hinkley, at home; two brothers, Peter Hinkley and Donald Hinkley, both of Livingston Manor; and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Thursday at St. Aloysius R.C. Church in Livingston Manor with the Rev. Alfred Croke officiating
Burial was made in St. Aloysius Cemetery in Livingston Manor.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Aloysius Church, Livingston Manor, N.Y. 12758 or to the American Diabetes Association, 200 White Plains Rd., Suite 523, Tarrytown, N.Y. 10591.

Eileen Bowman
Wal-Mart Emply., 66

Eileen Bowman of Krier Lane, Kiamesha Lake, an employee of Wal-Mart in the lawn and garden department, died Monday, July 16, 2001. She was 66 years of age.
Born in Willow Grove, Pa., she was formerly a resident of Middletown before moving to Florida.
After she and her husband moved to Kiamesha Lake, Mrs. Bowman worked as a chambermaid at the Concord Hotel until it closed. At Wal-Mart, she was primarily responsible for the care and arrangment of florals.
She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Jim Bowman, at home; a son, Patrick Joseph Bowman of Kiamesha Lake; a daughter, Tammi Guilfoyle and her husband, Patrick, of Miami, Fla.; three grandchildren, Haidy Smith and Andrew and Amanda Guilfoyle, all of Miami, Fla.; a brother, William Calhoun of Ambler, Pa.; a sister, Ann Dyman of Willow Grove, Pa.; her best freiend, Pat Russo and her husband, Tony, of Wurtsboro Hills. She was predeceased by a son, James Kevin, a goddaughter and niece, Sherie, and a sister, Marguerite.
Per her wishes, any useful organs or tissues were donated to science. Cremation was private.
Arrangements were made by the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Monticello.

Diane G. Morse, 78

Diane Goldman Morse of Monticello died Saturday, July 14, 2001. She was 78 years of age.
She was the widow of Martin Morse.
Mrs. Morse is survived by four children, Richard Morse of Los Gatos, Calif., Neil Morse and his wife, Susan, of Newtown, Conn.; Janet Newberg and her husband, Marvin of Rock Hill, and Stephanie Clark of Rock Hill; and eight grandchildren, Joshua, Jessica, Amanda, Benjamin, Michelle, Jaed, Amber and Anthony.
Services were held Tuesday at the Cedar Park Cemetery in Paramus, N.J.

Ephraim Reytblat, 89

Ephraim Reytblat of White Lake, a 15-year area resident, died Friday, July 13, 2001, at his home. He was 89 years of age.
The son of the late Avrohom Moshe and Bonya Reytblat, he was born in June of 1912, in Riga, Latvia. He was the widower of Dinah Reytblat.
Mr. Reytblat was a member of the White Lake Synagogue.
He is survived by two sons, David and Boris Reytblat, both of Brooklyn; two daughters, Ella and Fanya; two sisters, Genya and Khinia; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews, all of Brooklyn.
Services were held Sunday at Yablokoff Kingsway Memorial Chapel in Brooklyn with Rabbi Samuel Fishbain officiating.
Burial was made in Old Montefiore Cemetery on Long Island.

Henry Sinowitz
Ret. Businessman, 97

Henry Sinowitz of Liberty, the retired owner and operator of Sullivan County Wholesalers in Liberty and a longtime area resident, died Sunday, July 15, 2001, at the Sullivan County Adult Care Center in Liberty. He was 97 years of age.
The son of the late Esther and Barnett Sinowitz, he was born July 14, 1904, in Brooklyn.
Mr. Sinowitz was a member of Ahavath Israel Synagogue in Liberty and the Fallsburg Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons.
He is survived by his wife, Ethel Mills Sinowitz, of Liberty; a son and daughter-in-law, Barry and Diane Bromberg Sinowitz of New York; a daughter and son-in-law, Erma and Philip Gibber of Alexandria, Va.; four grandchildren, Jere, Eric and Joel Gibber and Gordon Sinowitz; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Wednesday in the Congregation Ahavath Israel Synagogue in Liberty with Rabbi Marvin Goldman officiating.
Burial was made in the Ahavath Israel Cemetery in Liberty.
Memorial contributions may be made to Congregation Ahavath Israel Synagogue, Chestnut St., Liberty, N.Y. 12754.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello.

Howard L. Litwitz
Ret. Supervisor, 80

Howard L. Litwitz of Pine Bush, a retired supervisor for Wilbur B. Driver Company in Newark, N.J., and a 5-year area resident, died Monday, July 16, 2001, at the Montgomery Nursing Home in Montgomery. He was 80 years of age.
The son of the late Louis and Julia Schneider Litwitz, he was born March 16, 1921, in Newark, N.J.
A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, Mr. Litwitz was a member of Chapel on the Hill Church in Cedar Grove, N.J.
He is survived by his wife, Annette McClung Litwitz, at home; a daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Edward Grey of Pine Bush; a brother, Ralph Litwitz of Cranford, N.J.; a sister, Dorothy Raffo of Union, N.J.; and two grandchildren, Allison and Amanda Grey of Pine Bush.
Services were held Thursday at the William M. Gargan Funeral Home with Pastor Paul Gordon officiating.
Burial was made in the Bloomingburg Cemetery in Bloomingburg.

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