July 31, 2001
Joshua L. Slover
Joshua L. Slover of Walden, the 7-month-old son of Jason and Pamela Borrillo Slover, died Thursday, July 26, 2001.
He was born December 13, 2000, in Middletown.
Together with his parents, he is survived by his maternal grandparents, Patrick and Sharon Borrillo of Monticello; his paternal grandfather, Gary Silver of Montgomery; his paternal grandmother and step-grandfather, May and Tom Enright of Bloomingburg; his great-grandparents, John and Josie Sibley of Montgomery; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Services were held Saturday in the Brick Reformed Church in Montgomery with the Rev. Brian Randazzo officiating.
Burial was made in the Brick Church Cemetery in Montgomery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Make-A-Wish of the Hudson Valley, 280 N. Bedford Rd, Mt. Kisco, N.Y. 10549-2950.
Phyllis D. Cohen
Ret. Clinical Nurse, 69
Phyllis Doreen Cohen of Columbia, Mo., died Wednesday, July 18, 2001, at the Missouri Rehabilitation Center after a lengthy illness. She was 69 years of age.
The daughter of the late Abraham I. and Rose Jacobson Cohen, and the granddaughter of the late Max and Bessie Jacobson of Hurleyville, she was a clinical nurse and taught and mentored student nurses.
She is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Julius and Loretta Cohen; three nieces, Rose, Elizabeth and Suzanne; a nephew, David; and five grand-nieces, Shana, Arianna, Suzannah, Miriyam and Lillian; aunts and uncles and numerous cousins and dear friends.
Services were held Friday at the Hurleyville Synagogue in Hurleyville.
Memorial contributions may be made to a children's health or support organization.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello.
Lloyd J. Kinne
Ret. From NYSEG, 84
Lloyd J. Kinne, a former resident of Bradley, died Thursday, June 21, 2001, in Valhalla. He was 84 years of age.
The son of the late Floyd and Mamie Taylor Kinne, he was born March 11, 1917, in Brooklyn.
Mr. Kinne was a retired night manager for New York State Electric and Gas in Liberty.
He is survived by a brother, Watson Kinne of Liberty.
Cremation was private.
Burial of the cremains will be made in the family plot.
There will be no services.
Arrangements were made by Ramsay's Funeral Home in Liberty.
Patricia McLaughlin of Los Angeles, Calif., an artist and former resident of the Port Jervis area, died Saturday, June 23, 2001, at her home. She was 53 years of age.
The daughter of Verna Davis McLaughlin and the late Cornelius McLaughlin, she was born August 18, 1947, in New York State.
She is survived by her mother, Verna McLaughlin of Port Jervis (formerly of the North Branch/Callicoon area); and several cousins.
Graveside services and burial of the cremains were held July 28, at the Rural Valley Cemetery in Cuddebackville with the Rev. Peter Tran Van Phat officiating.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Rasmussen Sons Funeral Home in Narrowsburg.
Marguerite H. Rupert
Marguerite H. Rupert of Ferndale, a homemaker and a lifelong area resident, died Thursday, July 26, 2001, at her home. She was 72 years of age.
The daughter of the late Herman and Elsia Hillig Bressler, she was born December 8, 1928, in Liberty.
Mrs. Rupert was a former telephone operator for the New York Telephone Company in Liberty.
She is survived by seven daughters, Eunice Rupert of Skokie, Ill., Janice Thoryk of Syracuse, Denise Rupert and Sharon Russell, both of Liberty, Karen Allan of South Fallsburg, and Nancy Norris and Lisa Stein, both of White Sulphur Springs; two sons, Charles Rupert Jr. of Liberty and Raymond Rupert of Ferndale; six sisters, Elsie Kelly of Long Island, Alma Curran and Edna York, both of Liberty, Helen Sherwood of Livingston Manor, and Irmgard Starr and Gretel McCausland, both of Sebring, Fla.; two brothers, Herman Bressler of White Lake and Otto Bressler of Liberty; 14 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Saturday at the Harris Funeral Home in Liberty with the Rev. Audrey Pedersen officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Orange-Sullivan Hospice, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.
Joseph Cipoletti Sr., 66
Owned Wild Joe's Video
Joseph A. Cipoletti Sr. of Livingston Manor, the owner of Wild Joe's Video in Parksville and a 25-year area resident, died Friday, July 27, 2001, in the Town of Rockland. He was 66 years of age.
The son of the late Carmine and Genevieve Cipoletti, he was born October 18, 1934, in New York City.
Mr. Cipoletti was a member of St. Peter's R.C. Church in Liberty.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Donahue Cipoletti, at home; a son, Joseph A. Cipoletti Jr. of Brooklyn; two daughters, Theresa Desmond of Bergenfield, N.J., and Joanne Muscato of Vero Beach, Fla.; four step-daughters, Keri-Ann Douglass of Loch Sheldrake, Lisa Lowe of Neversink, Michelle Douglass and Erin Douglass, both of Livingston Manor; a brother, Fredrick Cipoletti of Staten Island; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Tuesday at 11:45 a.m. at St. Peter's R.C. Church, 264 North Main Street, Liberty, with Monsignor Edward Straub officiating.
Burial will be made in St. Peter's Cemetery in Liberty.
Funeral arrangements were made by Ramsay's Funeral Home in Liberty.
Mary E. C. Johnson
Ret. Manager, 67
Mary E. Cunningham Johnson of Wurtsboro, a retired business manager for Bessie Corp. in Kingston and a longtime area resident, died Friday, July 27, 2001, at the Horton Medical Center in Middletown. She was 67 years of age.
The daughter of the late Richard and Mary Foley Cunningham, she was born May 18, 1934, in the Bronx.
Mrs. Johnson was a member of Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Bloomingburg, a charter member and officer of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Oliver Plunkett Division; secretary and charter member of the Mamakating Historical Society; and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of American Legion Post #1266 in Mamakating.
She is survived by her husband of 50 years, William C. Johnson, at home; two daughters, Maryjean Ingram of Medfield, Mass., and Barbara Jahrling of Yellville, Ark.; eight grandchildren, Sean, Brittany, Shannon, Mary Ellen, Michael, Christopher, Ryan and Meghan; a great-granddaughter, Lyla; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Paul F. Johnson, a brother, Richard Cunningham, and a grandson, Eric Johnson.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Monday at Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Bloomingburg with Father James Sidoti, O. Carm., officiating.
Burial was made in Sylvan Cemetery in Wurtsboro.
Funeral arrangements were made by the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Wurtsboro.
Francis J. Taylor, 74
Ret. Security Officer
Francis Joseph Taylor of Jeffersonville, a retired security officer for the New York City Department of Emergency Medical Services, died Thursday, July 26, 2001, at the Grover M. Hermann Division of Community General Hospital in Callicoon. He was 74 years of age.
The son of the late William Joseph and Helen Agnes Smith Taylor, he was born March 17, 1927, in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn.
Mr. Taylor was a World War II veteran of the U. S. Navy.
He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Waterbury Taylor, at home; five daughters, Catherine Taylor of Queens, Patricia Naro of California, Maureen Murphy of Lindenhurst, Eileen Tzilvellis of Whitestone and Kelle Breihof of Callicoon Center; four sons, James Taylor, Michael Taylor and Timothy Taylor, all of Wyoming, and David Taylor of Bohemia; a brother, William Taylor of Brooklyn; 14 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. George's Church in Jeffersonville with Father Robert Nee officiating.
Burial will be made in the Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery in Liberty.
Sylvia Schwartz of Woodbourne and Aventura, Fla., died Friday, July 27, 2001, at the Roscoe Nursing Home. She was 80 years of age.
The daughter of the late Irving and Anna Siven Lipchitz, she was born August 4, 1915, in Brooklyn. She was the widow of Arthur Schwartz.
She is survived by a daughter, Elaine Montes of Brooklyn; a granddaughter, Jill Lerner of Woodside; a great-granddaughter, Anna Lerner of Woodside; a niece, Jane Fiengenbaum; and an aunt, Minna Zuckerman. She was predeceased by a sister, Kate Fiengenbaum.
Services were held Sunday at the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Woodbourne with Rabbi Ben Zion Chanowitz officiating.
Burial was made in the Lakeside Cemetery in Miami, Fla.
Virginia S. Felter
Ret. Supervisor, 69
Virginia S. "Ginger" Felter of Livingston Manor, a retired child protection supervisor for the Sullivan County Department of Social Services and a lifelong area resident, died Sunday, July 29, 2001, at her home. She was 69 years of age.
The daughter of the late Arthur and Etta Christle Schleiermacher, she was born March 29, 1932, in Livingston Manor.
Mrs. Felter was a past deacon, an elder and a 53-year member of the Livingston Manor Presbyterian Church.
She is survived by her husband, Theodore D. Felter, at home; a daughter and son-in-law, Susan C. and James Krupp of Livingston Manor; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Stephen D. and Debra Felter of Rock Hill and Eric A. Felter of Cheektowaga; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Gertrude and Richard Sturdevant of Livingston Manor, and Mary Schleiermacher of Keuka Park; three grandchildren, Jennifer Sabatini, Stacy Marks and James Krupp; two great-grandchildren, Tristin and Angelena Sabatini; a niece, Beth Schumacher and her husband, Mark. She was predeceased by a nephew, Craig Sturdevant.
Friends may call at the Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home, 29 Pearl St., Livingston Manor, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Livingston Manor Presbyterian Church, Rock Ave., Livingston Manor, with the Rev. Robert Hoag officiating.
Burial will be made in the Lew Beach Cemetery in Lew Beach.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Livingston Manor Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 342, Livingston Manor, N.Y. 12758 or to Hospice of Sullivan County, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.
Ret. Bank Teller, 78
Elizabeth "Betty" Woolsey of Port Jervis, a retired teller for the Bank of New York in Port Jervis and a lifelong area resident, died Saturday, July 28, 2001, at the Morristown Memorial Hospital in Morristown, N.J. She was 78 years of age.
The daughter of the late Edward and Agnes Hennessey Boyle, she was born April 3, 1923, in Port Jervis. She was the widow of Albert O. Woolsey who died May 31, 1970.
Mrs. Woolsey was a member of Most Sacred Heart R.C. Church and the AARP, both in Port Jervis.
She is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Albert and Jonnie Woolsey of Cuddebackville, and Robert Woolsey of Port Jervis; two sisters, Margaret "Bink" Boyle and Catherine Boyle, both of Port Jervis; a brother, William Boyle of Port Jervis; three grandchildren, Anthony Woolsey, Gina McCann and Michael Woolsey; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Rose Leek, and two brothers, Jay and Edward Boyle.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Monday at Most Sacred Heart R.C. Church in Port Jervis.
Burial was made in the Glen Spey Cemetery in Glen Spey.
Kenneth Phillips Sr.
Ret. Hotelman, 92
Kenneth Brown Phillips Sr. of Lake Minnewaska, the retired owner of Lake Minnewaska Resort, died Friday, July 27, 2001, at Windsong, the home he designed and built overlooking Lake Minnewaska. He was 92 years of age.
The son of the late Herbert and Mabel Brown Phillips, he was born July 15, 1909, in Hillsdale. He was the widower of Lucille Elston Phillips who died December 26, 2000.
Mr. Phillips came to Lake Minnewaska in 1927 as a garageman at the Victorian resort built in 1879. He eventually became general manager and then purchased the 10,500-acre resort with his wife in 1955. They upgraded the two hotels and included a golf course, downhill and cross-country ski facilities at the resort.
A charter member of the Paltz Club, he participated in the Retired Men's Club and was a former head of the building committee for the education building at the Dutch Reformed Church. Mr. Phillips also served as president of the New York State Hotel and Motel Association for a number of years.
He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth B. Jr. and Pauletta Phillips of St. Augustine, Fla.; a daughter, Suzanne Elston Phillips and a family friend, Ann Hudson, both of Atlanta, Ga.; a brother, Clarence Phillips of Accord; a sister, Esther Yeager of Kerhonkson; a grandson, Kenneth B. Phillips III and his wife, Sarah, of Medford, Mass.; and two granddaughters, Jonti Rodi and her husband, Tom, of Wellesley, Mass., and Heather Stewart of Atlanta, Ga. He was predeceased by a sister, Gladys Hendrickson.
Services will be held at 10 a.m.. Tuesday at the Dutch Reformed Church in New Paltz.
Burial will be made in the Grahamsville Rural Cemetery in Grahamsville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lake Minnewaska Historical Society, P.O. Box 908, New Paltz, N.Y. 12561, to be used to preserve the history of the Lake Minnewaska Resorts.
Sam Maslansky, 76
Sam Maslansky of Marlboro, N.J., professionally known as Sam Maslin and a former musician who spent his career booking bands into the Borscht Belt resorts, including Grossinger's, the Nevele and the Falls View Hotel to the smallest bungalow colonies in the Catskills, died Sunday, July 29, 2001, at his home, of cancer. He was 76 years of age.
Born in Brooklyn, he was the widower of Ruth Gerson Maslansky who died in 1993.
Mr. Maslansky became an accomplished saxophone and clarinet player. During World War II he played in an Army band.
In a family statement, it was said, "Sam gave many young men their first opportunities. He helped them pursue music as a career or gave them summer jobs to support themselves through college. He will always be remembered for his quick wit and persuasive style."
He is survived by a daughter, Linda Israel of Plainview; a son, Edward Maslansky of Marlboro, N.J.; his mother, Yetta Maslansky of Somerset, N.J.; four grandchildren; and his longtime companion, Gert Tannenbaum of Marlboro, N.J.
Services were held Sunday at the Gutterman's Funeral Home in Woodbury followed by burial at Wellwood Cemetery in Pinelawn.