August 3, 2001
Ret. Secretary, 63
Dorothy Haynes of Roscoe, a retired secretary for the James W. Elliott Law Office of Roscoe and a former clerk for the late Judge James Elliott, died Wednesday, August 2, 2001, at her home. She was 63 years of age.
The daughter of the late Vincent and Florence Smith Haynes, she was born January 11, 1938, in Roscoe.
A 1955 graduate of the Roscoe Central School and a 1957 graduate of Albany Business College, she had been employed by the Fuelane Oil Company in Liberty and TexGas in Albany before returning to Roscoe in 1987 to care for her mother.
Miss Haynes was a friend of the Roscoe Presbyterian Church, a member and longtime secretary of the Roscoe-Rockland Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Town of Rockland Democratic Club, a member of the Roscoe-Rockland Garden Club, a member of the Roscoe N.Y. O&W Railway Association and vice president of the Roscoe-Rockland Senior Citizens. She was a former clerk of the Roscoe Central School and at the time of her death, she was the administrative assistant for the Body and Soul Health Club in Roscoe.
In tribute to her, it was said, "To those of us who were privileged to have her as a friend, she was loyal and trustworthy, and there will be forever an empty place in our lives and hearts. And so, dear Dorothy, we say farewell with a poem found in your possession:
"The butterfly emerges from its silken shell
Reborn, it arises, no longer bound to earth
Free at last, the butterfly glides to heights unknown before
So do our loved ones find a beautiful release, as
Earthbound no more, they leave our sight
And joyfully rise to a garden of matchless beauty,
A place of light and peace."
She is survived by a sister, Virginia Haynes McMahon and her husband, John, of Middletown; a niece, Judith McMahon, and a nephew, John McMahon.
Friends may call at the Harris Funeral Home, Railroad Ave., Roscoe, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Robert W. Hoag officiating.
Burial will be made in the Riverview Cemetery in Roscoe.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Roscoe Free Library or the Riverview Cemetery Association Maintenance Fund, both at Roscoe, N.Y. 12776.
Ret. Electrician, 92
Alfred Rosin of Livingston Manor, a retired self-employed electrician, constable for the Town of Liberty from the 1960s to 1990s, patrolling the Parksville area, and a 53-year area resident, died Tuesday, July 31, 2001, at the Seelig Division of Community General Hospital in Harris. He was 92 years of age.
The son of the late Alfred and Anna Hlina Rosin, he was born August 13, 1908, in New York City. He was the widower of Elizabeth "Betty" Rosin.
Mr. Rosin was a member of the BPO Elks Lodge #1545 in Liberty, the Town of Liberty Democratic Party and the Liberty Men's Bowling League.
He is survived by a sister, Anna Josten of Kent, Wash.; a niece, June A. Mercer, her husband, John, and son, Matt, all of Kent, Wash.; and dear friends, George and Helen Spicka of Livingston Manor.
Funeral services were held Thursday evening at the Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home in Livingston Manor with the Rev. Kristen Anderson officiating.
Cremation was made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Interment of the cremains will be made in the Orchard Street Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the CGH Foundation-SNU, P.O. Box 280, Harris, N.Y. 12742.
Thomas F. Tegeler
Ret. Salesman, 64
Thomas Francis Tegeler of Jeffersonville, a retired kitchen designer salesman for Narrowsburg Lumber Company, died Tuesday, July 31, 2001, at his home. He was 64 years of age.
The son of the late Edson J. and Mary Huff Tegeler, he was born May 2, 1937, in Callicoon.
Mr. Tegeler was a member of St. George's Roman Catholic Church, the Jeffersonville Fire Department, and the Jeffersonville Volunteer First Aid Squad, all in Jeffersonville, and the Buc Ridge Rod and Gun Club.
He is survived by his wife, June Bargfrede Tegeler, and a son, John William Tegeler, both at home; a brother, Donald Tegeler of Las Vegas, Nev.; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary Margaret and Rich Kasiewicz of Redding, Conn., and Kathleen and Tom Ambrosino of Neversink; two brothers- and sisters-in-law, Joel and Elaine Flaxer of Jane Lew, W. Va., and Michael and Kathy Quinlass of Youngsville; two nephews, Dan Flaxer of New Bern, N.C., and John Michael Kasiewicz of Redding, Conn.; and four nieces, Mary Ellen Stieglitz of Long Island, Jill Caseria and her husband, Stace, of Bridgeport, Conn., and Jennifer and Kaitlyn Quinlass, both of Youngsville. He was predeceased by a sister, Rosemary, and a brother, William Tegeler.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Friday at St. George's Church in Jeffersonville with Father Robert Nee officiating.
Burial will be made in Calvary Cemetery in Youngsville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jeffersonville Volunteer First Aid Squad, Box 396, Jeffersonville, N.Y. 12748, Hospice of Orange and Sullivan, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550, or to the Jeffersonville Fire Department, Box 156X, Jeffersonville, N.Y. 12748.
Shelley B. Mullins, 48
Shelley B. Mullins of Kingston died Sunday, July 29, 2001. She was 48 years of age.
The daughter of Margaret "Peggy" Mullins and the late William Mullins, she was born in San Diego, Calif.
Ms. Mullins graduated from the University of San Diego High School in 1971.
She is survived by a daughter, Connor Kim Sacks, and her father, Michael Sacks, both of Rock Hill; her mother of San Diego, Calif.; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Richard Mullins of Oregon, Gregory and Susan Mullins of Costa Rica and Bradford and Anja Mullins of San Diego, Calif.; three sisters, Mary "Kim," April, Erin Scott and her husband, Kevin, of San Diego, Calif., and Tracy Stacey and her husband, Tom, of Olivehain, Calif.; and five nephews.
Friends may call at the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home, 39 Main St., Woodbourne on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
A celebration of the life of Shelley will begin at 8:30 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home.
Private cremation will be followed by burial in the family cemetery plot in San Diego, Calif.
Memorial contributions for a college fund for Connor Kim Mullins Sacks, may be sent to Michael Sacks, 818 Old Rt. 17, Rock Hill, N.Y. 12775.
Insurance Agent, 54
Joseph Wah of Loch Sheldrake, a self-employed insurance agent in Youngsville and a 20-year area resident, died Monday, July 30, 2001, at the Arden Hill Hospital in Goshen. He was 54 years of age.
The son of the late Jack and Catherine Abatte Wah, he was born March 14, 1947, in Patterson, N.J.
He is survived by his companion, Lauren Kaplan of Loch Sheldrake; a son, Christopher Wah of Hawaii; two brothers, Jack Wah and his wife, Joyce of Pompton Lakes, N.J., and James Wah of Las Vegas, Nev.; a sister, Doris VanderJagt and her husband, Tom, of Long Branch, N.J.; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held Thursday at the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Liberty.
Cremation was made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Ret. Kitchen Super, 85
Margaret VanDuynhoven of Rock Hill, a retired kitchen supervisor for the Monticello Hospital and a longtime area resident, died Monday, July 30, 2001, at the Walnut Mountain Care Center in Liberty. She was 85 years of age.
The daughter of the late Joseph and Catherine Truchenbrodt Schlier, she was born September 13, 1915, in New York City. She was the widow of Clifford Couch and Harry VanDuynhoven.
Mrs. VanDuynhoven was a former member of the Rock Hill Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.
She is survived by a son, Kenneth Surerus of Rock Hill; a daughter, Doris Booth of Thompsonville; five grandchildren, Donna Bilyeu, Robert Booth Jr., Kenneth Surerus Jr., Timothy Surerus and Donald Surerus; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Thursday at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Monticello.
Burial was made in the Rock Hill Cemetery in Rock Hill.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Rock Hill Fire Department, P.O. Box 116, Rock Hill, N.Y. 12775.
Mary Ann Phillips
Mary Ann Phillips of Newburgh, a homemaker, died Monday, July 30, 2001, at her home. She was 61 years of age.
The daughter of the late Cropp Roy and Irene Furchak Bruce, she was born October 16, 1939, in Brooklyn. She was the widow of Eugene Phillips who died January 19, 1997.
Mrs. Phillips was a member of the Town of Newburgh Little League, the Cronomer Valley Fire Department and a member of the Board of Elections for the Town of Newburgh.
She is survived by three sons, Michael Phillips of Newburgh, Mark Phillips and his wife, Kari, of Alanson, Mich., and Matthew Phillips and his fianceé, Alice, of Wurtsboro; two daughters, Karen and her husband, Bruce Shaw, of Tampa, Fla., and Sharon and her husband, Andrew DeGraw of Newburgh; two brothers, Stephen Furchak and Leroy T. Bruce, both of Las Vegas, Nev.; a sister, Anna May Crane of Newburgh; six grandchildren, Arianna and Ashley Phillips, Lindsey Shaw, Tara Doerr, and Erin and Evan DeGraw.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Thursday at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Newburgh.
Interment was made in Calvary Cemetery in New Windsor.
Kenneth C. Decker
School Employee, 54
Kenneth Charles Decker of Middletown, an employee of the Warwick School District for 30 years, died Monday, July 23, 2001, at the Memorial Mission Hospital in Asheville, N.C. He was 54 years of age.
The son of the late Ruggles and Ester Decker, he was a native of New York.
Mr. Decker was a U. S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of American Legion Post 151 in Middletown. He was also a member of CSEA and he belonged to the Grace Episcopal Church in Middletown.
He is survived by his wife, Angela Marie Decker of Middletown; a son, Kenneth Charles Decker Jr. of Middletown; three daughters, Laura Rodriguez of Middletown, Janet Daniels of Livingston Manor and Carol VanDunck of Florida, N.Y.; three brothers, Robert Decker of Houston, Tex., and Johnny Decker and Richard Decker, both of Middletown; two sisters, Mary Mitchell of Oklahoma and Doris Jean Decker of Middletown; and 10 grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the Salvation Army, 80 West Main St., Middletown.
Helen C. Mitchell
Ret. LPN/Beautician, 87
Helen C. Mitchell, a 60-year resident of Liberty, a retired licensed practical nurse and a self-employed beautician, died Wednesday, July 25, 2001, at the Seelig Division of Community General Hospital in Harris. She was 87 years of age.
The daughter of the late Natale and Gilda Maffezzoli Coltre, she was born in Trenton, N.J
She is survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Theresa C. and William H. Wieger of Yardley, Pa; a brother, Phillip J. Coltre of Eureka, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at St. Francis R.C. Church, 31 W. Front St., Trenton, N.J., from 9 a.m. until the Mass of Christian Burial which will be offered at 9:30 a.m. at the church.
Interment of the cremains will be made in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Hamilton, N.J.
William E. Mungeer
Stage Production Mgr., 55
William E. "Bicycle Bill" Mungeer of Monticello, a stage production manager at Kutsher's Country Club and a former owner of Wheel Works East Bicycle Shop in Liberty, died Tuesday, July 31, 2001. He was 55 years of age.
The son of the late Harold and Ethel Roosa Mungeer DeWitt, he was born March 20, 1946, in Liberty.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving from 1965-1968.
He is survived by a son, Zachary William Mungeer of Baltimore, Md.; his companion, Shirley McCarthy of Delhi; two brothers, Garfield Mungeer and his wife, Sharon, of Parksville, and Frederick "Fritz" Mungeer of Liberty; two nephews, Thomas Mungeer and his wife, Cindi, of Liberty and Dr. Brian Mungeer of Palisades Park, N.J.; and many devoted and loving lifelong friends.
Friends may call at the Ramsay's Funeral Home, 275 S. Main St., Liberty, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Monsignor Edward Straub officiating.
Interment will be made in St. Peter's Cemetery in Liberty.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter's Regional School, Lincoln Place, Liberty, N.Y. 12754.