August 31, 2001
Henry J. Volckens
Ret. Accountant, 73
Henry J. Volckens of Liberty, a retired accountant for Frank B. Hall in New York City, died Sunday, August 26, 2001, at the Bronx Veterans Administration Medical Center. He was 73 years of age.
The son of the late Henry and Loretta Gunlack Volckens, he was born June 24, 1928, in Brooklyn.
An Army veteran, serving from 1946 to 1948, he was also a member of St. Peter's Church in Liberty.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 43 years, Mary Culliton Volckens, at home; three daughters, Mary Kapicic of Liberty, and Kathleen Volckens and Loretta Gillen, both of Middle Village; and four grandchildren. He was predeceased by two sons, Matthew and Henry Volckens.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Thursday at St. Peter's Church with Monsignor Edward Straub officiating.
Burial was made in St. Peter's Cemetery in Liberty.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter's Church, 264 North Main St., Liberty, N.Y. 12754.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Liberty.
Donald R. Hedgelon of Pembroke Pines, Fla., a 21-year resident of South Florida and a former upstate New York resident, died Tuesday, August 28, 2001. He was 67 years of age.
A veteran of the Korean War, he served both in the U.S. Army and Air Force.
He is survived by his wife, Judith S. Hedgelon of Pembroke Pines, Fla.; four children, Martin Hedgelon of Honesdale, Pa., Donna Peters of Callicoon, David DeFelici of Miami, Fla., and Ruth Pfriender of Las Vegas, Nev.; a sister, Belle Kaczka of Las Vegas, Nev.; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Private services were held.
Memorial contributions may be made to the local Disabled American Veterans Chapter, c/o Paul Hnatiw, Commander, PO Box 78, Brooks Hill Rd., Sundown, N.Y. 12782.
Alfredo Quinones, 54
Alfredo Quinones of the Town of Poughkeepsie died Monday, August 27, 2001, at his home. He was 54 years of age.
The son of the late Ana Rosa and Emilio Quinones, he was born July 19, 1947, in Arecibo, Puerto Rico.
He is survived by his wife, Hallie Quinones, at home; four children, Christopher and Cheryl Quinones, at home, Trina Chiesa of Elmsford and Diana Quaintance of Antioch, Calif.; three grandsons; several nieces and nephews; and several family members in Puerto Rico.
Services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Woodbourne.
Burial will be made in the Claryville Cemetery in Claryville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Foundation, 374 Violet Ave., Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 12601.
Ret. Consultant, 86
Lowell F. Younglove of Middletown, a retired unemployment consultant with the State of New York, a placement director at Pace University in New York City, and a lifelong area resident, died Monday, August 27, 2001, at St. Teresa's Nursing Home in Middletown. He was 86 years of age.
The son of the late George and Frances Pelton Younglove, he was born February 4, 1915, in Middletown. He was the widower of Edna White Younglove.
A World War II veteran of the U.S. Army, Mr. Younglove served as a captain with the 346 Infantry Battalion, stationed in Italy.
Mr. Younglove was a member of the North Congregational United Church of Christ in Middletown, a member of the Audubon Society and was a graduate of Purdue University.
He is survived by cousins Norma Sutherland of White Sulphur Springs and Edna Bunting of Middletown.
Friends may call at the North Congregational United Church of Christ on Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the church.
Burial will be made in Hillside Cemetery in Middletown.
Leonard Wright Jr.
Leonard M. Wright Jr., a summer resident of Claryville for more than 40 years, died Saturday, August 25, 2001, due to cardiac arrest while en route to the hospital. He was 78 years of age.
He was born January 2, 1923, in Boston, Mass., where he attended Milton Academy. His education at Harvard College was interrupted by World War II. A fighter pilot, his P-51 Mustang crashed in Germany in February 1945. Taken as a prisoner of war, he was held until he was liberated at the end of the war in May 1945.
He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Anson of Cambridge, Mass.; two sons, Leonard Wright III of Fort Collins, Colo., and Alexander of New York City; and two grandchildren.
Mr. Wright was a recognized authority on dry fly fishing and his work, "Fishing the Dry Fly as a Live Insect," is regarded as a classic in its field. His out-of-print work on the pristine Neversink River, source of New York City's drinking water, captures the bonding of a man and his river through seasonal observations of its fish and fauna.
No information was given as to services.
Ret. Secretary, 76
Arlene Heron of Woodbourne, a retired secretary and a lifelong area resident, died Monday, August 27, 2001, at the Seelig Division of Community General Hospital in Harris. She was 76 years of age.
The daughter of Leo Hartman and the late Gertrude Eidel Hartman, she was born March 20, 1925, in Woodbourne. She was the widow of Don Heron.
Mrs. Heron was a member of the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Woodbourne.
She is survived by her father of Woodbourne; a brother, Carl Hartman of Woodbourne; a sister, Joan Benson of Gardiner; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Helen Hartman.
Services were held on Wednesday at the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Woodbourne.
Interment was made in the Hillside Cemetery in Woodbourne.
Marion Frohberg of Hankins, a homemaker and a 20-year area resident, died Monday, August 27, 2001, at her home. She was 76 years of age.
The daughter of the late Reginald and Anna Strang Roode, she was born April 21, 1925, in New York City. She was the widow of George Frohberg.
She is survived by a son, George Frohberg of West Babylon; three daughters, Barbara Lynn of Hankins, Marion Coburn of Cottondale, Fla., and Georgina Scardino of Hankins; a brother, Robert Roode of Hankins; a sister, Ethel Southard of Central Islip; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Services were held Thursday at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Callicoon with Pastor Bob Paquet officiating.
Burial was made in the Hortonville Cemetery in Hortonville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Upper Delaware Ambulance Corps, P.O. Box 238, Hankins, N.Y. 12741.
Trinidad Lopez of Swan Lake, a homemaker and a longtime area resident, died Monday, August 27, 2001, at her home. She was 100 years of age.
The daughter of the late Angel and Faustina Jurado Perez, she was born January 28, 1901, in Caguas, Puerto Rico.
She was a member of the Mahanaim Pentecostal Church in Monticello.
In a family statement, it was said, "We are very grateful for the help of the Orange-Sullivan Hospice, including Dee, Cathy, Marsha, Lori and Rev. Hoag; the Public Health staff, including Lori, Jessica and Bridgette; and the Family Empowerment Council and Staff."
She is survived by seven daughters, Carmen Diaz of Jacksonville, N.C., Tomasa Mayo of Hackensack, N.J., Alicia Torres of Swan Lake, Esther Arroyo and Clara Lopez, both of the Bronx, Trinidad Garcia of Castaner, Puerto Rico, and Rebecca Vega of Norwalk, Conn.; three sons, Jose Lopez of the Bronx, Jose Anthony of New York City and Benjamin Lopez of Smithville, N.J.; 27 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a daughter, Elizabeth Lopez.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Harris Funeral Home, West Street at Buckley, Liberty, with the Rev. Elizabeth Cepeda officiating.
Burial will be made in the Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery in Liberty.
Frances N. Smith
Frances "Nannie" Noble Smith of Jeffersonville, a three year area resident and a former resident of Smithtown, died unexpectedly Wednesday, August 29, 2001, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of the Seelig Division of Community General Hospital in Harris. She was 65 years of age.
The daughter of the late Francis O. and Camilla Leonard Edwards Noble, she was born March 2, 1936, in Manhattan.
Mrs. Smith was a member of Chapel in the Garden Community in Setauket.
She is survived by her husband, Rev. DuBois T. Smith, at home; a daughter, Pastor Dorothy "Darcy" Miller Smith of Livingston Manor; two brothers, William L. Noble and Timothy E. Noble, both of New York City; a sister, Lillian N. Potter of Cambridge, N.Y.; and many friends far and near.
A time of rememberance and fellowship will be observed on Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Beaverkill United Methodist Church in Beaverkill.
A memorial service will held at a later date on Long Island.
Private cremation was made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Memorial contributions may be made to Chapel in the Garden, 10 Lake St., Setauket, N.Y. 11733.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home in Livingston Manor.
Gary S. Kays
Truck Driver, 30
Gary S. Kays of Callicoon, a truck driver for Kays' Farms in Callicoon and a lifelong area resident, died Tuesday, August 28, 2001, at his home. He was 30 years of age.
The son of Robert and Linda Hicok Kays, he was born September 7, 1970, in Liberty.
Mr. Kays was a member and captain of the Hortonville Volunteer Fire Department in Hortonville, a member of the Hudson Valley Volunteer Firemen's Association and a member of the New York State Association of Fire Chiefs. He was also a member of the National Rifle Association, the Sullivan County Farm Bureau and the National Holstein Association.
He is survived by his parents of Callicoon; a sister and brother-in-law, Amy and Edward Sykes of Roscoe; three brothers and a sister-in-law, Jeffrey and Rosa Kays of Callicoon, Gregory Kays and Adam Kays, all of Callicoon; his maternal grandfather Edward Hicok of Newton, N.J.; two nieces and two nephews, Alycia and Anthony Possemato and Danielle and Eddie Sykes; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Floyd and Olga Kays and his maternal grandmother, Dorothy Hicok.
Friends may call at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Callicoon on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Saturday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Firematic services will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Hortonville Firehouse.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hortonville Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 71, Hortonville, N.Y. 12745 or to the Upper Delaware Ambulance Corps, P.O. Box 238, Hankins, N.Y. 12745.