July 27, 2001
Services for Christopher Bartsch, 10, of Shohola, Pa., who died Monday, July 16, 2001, at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pa., have been rescheduled.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 28, 2001, at the Shohola (Pa.) Fire Hall.
A memorial service has been scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Saturday with Father David W. Cramer officiating.
Arrangements were made by the Gray-Rasmussen Funeral Home in Barryville.
Roger L. Daigle
Ret. Carpenter, 70
Roger L. Daigle of Lew Beach, a retired carpenter and a 20-year area resident, died Monday, July 23, 2001, at the Hunterdon Medical Center in Flemington, N.J. He was 70 years of age.
Born in New Brunswick, Canada, on March 13, 1931, he came to the United States 46 years ago.
Mr. Daigle was a member of the American Carpenters union from 1962-1980; a 20-year member of the Beaverkill Valley Fire Department in Lew Beach; and a member of the Ferguson Hollow Hunting Club in Turnwood.
He is survived by three sons, Ronald Daigle of Flemington, N.J., and Randy Daigle and Roy Daigle, both of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; two daughters, Robin Wallace of Summerville, S.C., and Rina Currea of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; three sisters, Rita Parenteau of the state of Florida, Janine Levesque of Canada and Charlene Hoffman of Berne, N.Y.; a brother, Robert Daigle of Kentucky; 13 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Services were held Thursday at the Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home in Livingston Manor with the Rev. Alfred Croke officiating.
Cremation was made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Beaverkill Valley Fire Department, Lew Beach, N.Y. 12758.
Mable Brown of Woodbourne, a homemaker and longtime area resident, died Tuesday, July 24, 2001, at her home. She was 80 years of age.
The daughter of the late Samuel Stephen and Georgia Viola Cantrell Magie, she was born July 6, 1921, in Bridgeville. She was the widow of George Brown.
She is survived by two sons, George Brown Jr. and his wife, Carolyn, of Woodbourne, and Dr. Thomas Brown of Pennsylvania; a son-in-law, Anthony Barone II of Texas; two grandsons, Anthony Barone III and Thomas G. Brown and his wife, Dawn, all of Texas; a great-granddaughter, Rachel Brown; two brothers, John Magie of Forestburgh and Walter Magie of Monticello; and two sisters, Ruth Beaver of Youngsville and Alice Irwin of Bradley. She was predeceased by a daughter, Connie Brown Barone, three brothers, Samuel, Ralph and James Magie, and a sister, Elizabeth.
Friends may call at the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home, 396 Main St., Woodbourne, on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Barbara Claypool officiating.
Cremation will be made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Woodbourne Reform Church, Woodbourne, N.Y. 12788.
Edward C. Zieres
Retired Farmer, 81
Edward C. "Bud" Zieres of North Branch, a retired farmer and a lifelong area resident, died Tuesday, July 24, 2001, at the Seelig Division of Community General Hospital in Harris. He was 81 years of age.
The son of the late Carl and Edna VanSchoick Zieres, he was born February 8, 1920, in North Branch.
A World War II veteran of the U.S. Army, he was a member of the North Branch Fire Department.
He is survived by his wife, Carol Gaudette Zieres, at home; a daughter, Brenda Edwards of Henderson, Nev.; four sons and three daughters-in-law, Terry and Lillian Zieres of Jeffersonville, Dennis and Janie Zieres of Monticello, Kevin and Kathy Zieres of North Branch and Lee Zieres of Kent, Ohio; a sister, Florence Boxberger of Clifton Park; a brother, Fred Zieres of Hopewell Junction; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral home on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Firematic services will be held at the funeral home Friday at 8 p.m. by the North Branch Fire Department
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Pastor Kristen Anderson officiating.
Burial will be made in the Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery in Liberty.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Upper Delaware Ambulance Corps, P.O. Box 238, Hankins, N.Y. 12741.
Willard G. Weygant
School Custodian, 64
Willard G. Weygant of Walden, a custodian for the Washingtonville School District and a lifelong area resident, died Wednesday, July 25, 2001, at the Arden Hill Hospital in Goshen. He was 64 years of age.
The son of the late Willard B. and Alice Childs Weygant, he was born October 26, 1936, in Cornwall.
Mr. Weygant loved fishing and hunting.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret Barnes Weygant, at home; a son, Willard G. Weygant of Newburgh; five daughters, Geraldine Weygant of Middletown, Margaret Copp and her husband, Jesse, of Walden, Rose Weygant of Walden, Lori Weygant of Middletown and Sandy Weygant of Wallkill; two brothers, Jim Weygant of Cornwall and Norman Weygant of Parksville; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Gridley-Horan Funeral Home in Walden.
Cremation will be made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Newburgh.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Town of Montgomery Volunteer Ambulance Corps.
Ret. Businessman, 81
Bernard "Bernie" Didinsky of South Fallsburg, the retired co-owner and operator of Fallsburg Bottling Works and the retired owner of the Dr. Pepper Bottling Company, both in South Fallsburg, and a longtime area resident, died Monday, July 23, 2001, at his home. He was 81 years of age.
The son of the late Samuel and Sadie Levin Didinsky, he was born December 21, 1919, in Brooklyn. He was the widower of Judith Kurz Didinsky.
A World War II Army veteran, he served with General Patton, attained the rank of Captain and earned a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star. He led the first company that liberated St. Mihiel, France, and was a member of the Jesse Brahms Post No. 209, Jewish War Veterans in Monticello, and several other veterans organizations. He was a volunteer for the Holocaust Memorial in Washington, D. C.
Mr. Didinsky was a member of the South Fallsburg Hebrew Association Synagogue, a member of the NYS Wholesale Beer Distributors Association and a longtime member of the Fallsburg Fire Department. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Cornell Law School in 1941, he was the first Dr. Pepper bottler in New York State.
He is survived by his wife, Janet Ticktin Didinsky of Maryland; two sons, Barry Didinsky of South Fallsburg and Steven Didinsky of Woodridge; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Jerry and Adele Didinsky and Victor and Harriet Didinsky, all of South Fallsburg; five grandchildren, Sam, Judy, Jake, Clayton and Cole Didinsky; four nieces, Shari G. Lampert, Laurie E. Wasserberger, Beth D. Grossman and Heather Ann Duke-Hoover; three nephews, James and Bruce Hurwitz and Peter Harvey Duke; and several grandnieces, grandnephews, great-grandnephews and a great-grandniece. He was predeceased by a brother, Ben R. Duke.
Shiva will be observed at the home of Jerry and Adele Didinsky in South Fallsburg.
Services were held Thursday at the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello with Rabbi Isaac Gottlieb officiating.
Burial was made in the South Fallsburg Hebrew Association Cemetery in Glen Wild.
Memorial contributions may be made to the South Fallsburg Hebrew Association Synagogue, South Fallsburg, N.Y. 12779.
Vera K. Jessup
Ret. Secretary, 87
Vera K. Jessup of Wurtsboro, a retired secretary for Carpenter & Smith Fuel Oil Company in Monroe and a lifelong area resident, formerly of Monroe and Phoenicia, died Tuesday, July 24, 2001, at the Horton Medical Center in Middletown. She was 87 years of age.
The daughter of the late Harold and Bessie Winans Linzey, she was born May 24, 1914, in Catskill. She was the widow of Dewitt F. Jessup.
Mrs. Jessup was a more than 50-year member of Hawthorne Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, in Monroe, and a member of the Mt. Tremper Sewing Circle in Mt. Tremper.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Clifford D. and Lucy Jessup of Wurtsboro; and two granddaughters, Jennifer and Cynthia Jessup, both of Wurtsboro.
Services were held Thursday at the Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush Funeral Home in Monroe with the Rev. James D. Ernest officiating.
Burial was made in the Cemetery of the Highlands in Highland Mills.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Tucker Center for Cancer Care, c/o Horton Medical Center, Middletown, NY 10940.
Ret. Garageman, 70
Benjamin Turick of Monticello, the retired operator of Turick Bros. Garage in Monticello and a lifelong area resident, died Tuesday, July 24, 2001, at the Arden Hill Hospital in Goshen. He was 70 years of age.
The son of the late Louis and Ceilia Mandelowitz Turick, he was born July 13, 1931, in Monticello.
He is survived by a brother, Morton Turick of Monticello; two nieces, Sherry Lutman and Marnee Turick; two nephews, Louis and David Turick; two grand-nephews, James Shields and Peter Lutman Jr.; two grand-nieces, Alexandra Fernandez and Mackenzie Turick. He was predeased by a twin brother, Joseph Turick.
Graveside services and burial were held Wednesday at the Jewish General Aid Cemetery in Harris with Rabbi Ben Zion Chanowitz officiating.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello.
Richard V. Clinton Jr.
Accounts Manager, 56
Richard V. Clinton Jr. of Gardiner, a lifelong area resident, retired from Freihofers Bakery in New Paltz and more recently an accounts manager at Coca-Cola in New Windsor, died Tuesday, July 24, 2001, at the Vassar Brothers Hospital in Poughkeepsie. He was 56 years of age.
The son of Helen Flynn Clinton and the late Richard V. Clinton Sr., he was born October 4, 1944, in Kingston.
Mr. Clinton was a member of St. Charles Church, a member and past chief of the Gardiner Fire Department, chairman of the Board of Fire Commissioners, a past committeeman of the Gardiner Republican Club and a member of the Gardiner Day Committee, all in Gardiner. He was also a member of the New Paltz Lodge of Elks and a former member of the New Paltz Men's Softball League.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara O'Malley Clinton, at home; his mother; a daughter, Jacqueline Clinton of Saratoga; a sister, Mary Ellen Decker of Monticello; and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Charles Church in Gardiner.
Burial will be made in St. Charles Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Gardiner Fire Department, Gardiner, N.Y. 12525 or to the American Cancer Society, 159 Green St., Kingston, N.Y. 12401.
Frances Bruyn, 80
Ret. from Carpet Co.
Frances Bruyn of Vails Gate, a retired employee of Firth Carpet, died Monday, July 23, 2001, at the Park Manor Nursing Home. She was 80 years of age.
The daughter of the late George and Elizabeth Arnold Garrabrant, she was born March 11, 1921, in Monroe. She was the widow of Charles Bruyn Jr.
Mrs. Bruyn was a member of the Senior Citizens Club in Newburgh.
She is survived by two sons, Charles Bruyn of Vails Gate and James Bruyn of Pine Bush; and four grandsons, Charles of Connecticut, Jake of Cornwall, James of Westbrookville and Roy of Pine Bush. She was predeceased by three brothers, Norman, Robert and Chester Garrabrant; and six sisters, Sara Lutjens, Nellie Halstead, Mary Lewis, Jenny Green, Dorothy Bunting and Clara Garrabrant.
Services were held Thursday at the White & Venuto Funeral Home in Newburgh.
Burial was made in the Modena Rural Cemetery in Modena.
Eldred C. O'Banks
Ret. RR Inspector, 83
Eldred C. O'Banks of Montgomery, a retired rail car inspector for Conrail and a lifelong area resident, died Sunday, July 22, 2001, at the Horton Medical Center in Middletown. He was 83 years of age.
The son of the late Christopher and Pauline Smith O'Banks, he was born April 11, 1918, in Ardonia.
Mr. O'Banks was a World War II Navy veteran, serving aboard the USS Shangri-La and was a member of the Dusenberry-Flannery Post No. 2064, Veterans of Foreign Wars, in Maybrook. Prior to his military service, he worked for Winchester Arms in New Haven, Conn.
In a family statement, it was said, "A devoted husband of 64 years and a great father and grandfather."
He is survived by his wife, Kathleen Thompson O'Banks of Montgomery; four sons and three daughters-in-law, Christopher and Dorothy O'Banks of California, John and Cindy O'Banks of Monticello, Mark O'Banks of Washington, D.C., and Thomas and Debbie O'Banks of California; a daughter and son-in-law, Kathleen and Norman McVey of Montgomery; a brother, Leo Banks of Wurtsboro Hills; a sister, Mildred Doolittle of Richland, Wash.; 14 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Robert O'Banks.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Thursday at St. Mary's Church in Montgomery.
Burial was made in St. Mary's Cemetery in Montgomery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Church, Montgomery, N.Y. 12549.
Rose Hulse of Smallwood, a homemaker and a 25-year area resident, died Monday, July 23, 2001, at her home. She was 58 years of age.
The daughter of the late Harold and Jean Aitken Hulse, she was born February 12, 1943, in Astoria.
Mrs. Hulse was a member of St. Peter's Church in Monticello.
She is survived by four sons, David Abreu of El Paso, Tex., Joseph Abreu of Liberty, Robert Abreu and Scot McCullough, both of Smallwood; two daughters, Lisa Abreu and Jasmine Abreu, both of Smallwood; and four grandchildren, Jonathan, Joanna and Jennifer Bradford and Sebastian Abreu. She was predeceased by a brother, Harold Hulse.
Private cremation was made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
A memorial service will be held at the Ramsay's Funeral Home, 3534 State Route 55, Kauneonga Lake, on Saturday at 11 a.m. with Father John Lynch officiating.