September 11, 2001
Carol Garrett of Wurtsboro Hills, a homemaker who was interested in a variety of things, died Friday, September 7, 2001, at the Horton Medical Center in Middletown. She was 90 years of age.
The daughter of immigrant Irish parents, the late Dinah and Thomas Garrett, she was born December 25, 1910, in New York City. She was the widow of Anthony Piscitello Garrett, who died in May of 2000.
In a family statement, it was said "If there are any heavens, my mother will have one. It will not be a fragile heaven of lilies of the valley, but it will be a heaven of blackred roses.
"Carol had varied interests including the philosophy of J. Krisnamurti, national magazine crossword puzzles, the Mets, stock car racing and landscaping. She was a devoted student of the Bible, an avid listener and supporter of WBAI radio and made regular donations to human rights causes. She was a great cook and knew how to live on a shoestring. She loved NASCAR Winston Cup racing and right now she is 'supervising' the pit crew from her seat on the passenger side of the beautiful #3 black Chevy, joining Dale Earnhardt in a race around the track.
"More than anything, Carol loved landscaping her little acre of land in the hills. She fell in love with the area when she was a teenager and her dream to own a home and some land here was realized years later. She never considered herself an artist, but the land was her canvas. . . Carol worked the land and created a little paradise. That is when she was the happiest. She loved the fresh air and got up early with the birds. She liked all kinds of weather and could tell the time by the sun."
She is survived by a sister, Erin Little of La Plata, Md.; two daughters, Toni Garrett of Wurtsboro Hills and Beatrice Garrett of Las Cruces, N. Mex.; three grandchildren, Liana Garrett of Estes Park, Colo., John DeMartino and Frank DeMartino, both of Las Cruces, N.Mex.; four great-grandchildren; several nieces, including Pat "Patsy" Garrett; several nephews, including John Garrett; good friends, Ron and Betty Cushing and other friends and neighbors.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Van Inwegen and Kenny Funeral Home, Sullivan Street, Wurtsboro.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Mary G. Spatt
Mary Goldhammer Spatt, a homemaker, a 12-year resident of Liberty and a former resident of Lauderdale Lakes, Fla., died Thursday, September 6, 2001, at the Sullivan County Adult Care Center in Liberty. She was 98 years of age.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Edwin and Arlene Goldhammer of Forest Hills; a daughter and son-in-law, Elaine and Leo Lipkowitz of Ferndale; three grandsons, Michael Lipkowitz of Princeton, N.J., Stanley Lipkowitz of Silver Spring, Md., and Bryan Goldhammer of East Meadow; six great-grandsons; a brother, Irving Friedman of New York City; and many nieces and nephews.
Graveside services and burial were made at the New Montefiore Cemetery in Farmingdale on Monday with Rabbi Lester Polonsky officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Family Council of Sullivan County Adult Care Center, Box 671, Liberty, N.Y. 12754 as an expression of her family's appreciation for their care.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello.
Stephen W. LaPolt
Rehab. Technician, 49
Stephen W. LaPolt of Woodbourne, a rehabilitation technician for the Sullivan Diagnostic Center and a lifelong area resident, died Wednesday, September 5, 2001, at his home. He was 49 years of age.
The son of James LaPolt and the late Jean Krause LaPolt, he was born August 3, 1952, in Monticello.
Mr. LaPolt was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Woodbourne.
He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Eric and Georgianna LaPolt of Loch Sheldrake; a daughter, Alyssa LaPolt of Ellenville; his father of Woodbourne; a sister, Linda Toppert of Woodbourne; a brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Pat LaPolt of Virginia; two grandchildren, Natassa LaPolt and Cheyenne LaPolt; three nieces; two nephews; a grandnephew and a grandniece.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Saturday at Immaculate Conception Church in Woodbourne with Father John Lynch officiating.
Burial was made in Hillside Cemetery in Woodbourne.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Woodbourne First Aid Squad, Woodbourne, N.Y. 12788 or to the American Diabetes Association, c/o NYS Memorial Processing Center, P.O. Box 31160, Hartford, Conn. 06150-1160.
Ret. Housekeeper, 76
Ardelia Cooper, a longtime Liberty resident and a retired housekeeper, died Tuesday, September 4, 2001, at the Seelig Division of Community General Hospital in Harris. She was 76 years of age.
Born November 18, 1924, in Newton, N.J., she is survived by dear friends, Richard and Rita Gross of Liberty.
Graveside services and burial were held at the Liberty Cemetery on Monday with the Rev. Robert C. Nadelen officiating.
Arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Liberty.
Douglas R. Berg
Douglas R. Berg, a three-year area resident of White Sulphur Springs and a carpenter, died Friday, September 7, 2001, at his home. He was 58 years of age.
The son of Felix Berg and the late Charlotte Touret Berg, he was born November 5, 1942, in the Bronx.
Mr. Berg was a member of the Liberty Lodge #1545 of B.P.O. Elks and the Suburban New York Regional Council of Carpenters Union.
He is survived by his wife, Rita Fox Berg, at home; two daughters, Robin Berg of Chicopee, Mass., and Diane Melendez of Patchogue; a son, Raymond Melendez of Hackensack, N.J.; his father of White Sulphur Springs; a sister, Beatrice Berg of White Sulphur Springs; an aunt, Irma Lowe of Jeffersonville; a cousin, Alma Ehling of Marco Island, Fla.; and four grandchildren, Danielle Black of Patchogue, and Tina Marie, Raymond Jr. and Jonathan Melendez, all of Bohemia.
Memorial services were held Monday at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville.
Cremation was made at the Twin Tiers Crematory in Endicott.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society for Pancreatic Cancer Research, 6725 Lyons St., P.O. Box 7E, East Syracuse, N.Y. 13057.
Anna Marie Duggan
Ret. Counselor, 77
Anna Marie Duggan of Bloomingburg, a retired alcoholism counselor, died Saturday, September 8, 2001. She was 77 years of age.
The daughter of the late John W. and Hannah Tuomey Markey, she was born August 22, 1924, in Brooklyn.
In a family statement, it was said, "Ann was a devoted wife and mom who had a great sense of humor. She was the world's best baker and a great cook who always did crafts from kid's clothes to embroidered linens. Her door was always open to children, both hers and everyone else's. Ann would quack to the ducks and talk to the animals. She was a compassionate, generous friend who dedicated her life to helping others, most recently focusing on couples affected by alcoholism."
She is survived by her husband, Donald Duggan, at home; four sons, William A. Duggan of Brooklyn, John D. Duggan of Portsmouth, Va., Peter A. Duggan of Coral Gables, Fla., and Donald Duggan Jr. of Brooklyn; three daughters, Betty Duggan of Brooklyn, Marian Duggan Marcos of Southwick, Mass., and Rita Mary Duggan of Costa Masa, Calif.; and 18 grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, 130 Highland Ave., Middletown, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and at the Pitta Funeral Home, 300 McDonald Ave., Brooklyn, on Wednesday and Thursday, from 2-5 and 7-10 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at The Immaculate Heart of Mary, corner of East 5th and Fort Hamilton Parkway, Brooklyn, on Friday at 9:45 a.m.
Neil Jay Marks
Airlines Employee, 53
Neil Jay Marks of San Francisco, Calif., a former Liberty resident and a 32-year employee of United Airlines, died Thursday, September 6, 2001, in San Francisco, after a two-year fight against cancer. He was 53 years of age.
The son of the late Sidney and Jean Marks, he was born November 8, 1947, in Liberty.
Mr. Marks attended Liberty High School. He and his family belonged to Temple of Rishon in Orangevale, Calif.
Because of his loyalty to United Airlines, his colleagues called him "Mr. United."
In a family statement, it was said, "He will be missed by the thousands who basked in his unyielding smile. Our memories of Neil will be treasured forever."
He is survived by his wife, Christine Marks, at home; two sons, Jacob Marks of El Dorado Hills, Calif., and Adam Marks of San Francisco, Calif.; a brother, and sister-in-law, David and Lil (Kemp) Marks of Cambridge, Mass.; a sister and brother-in-law, Linda (Marks) and Earl Blauner of San Francisco, Calif.; and many friends.
Graveside services and burial were held Friday in Folsom, Calif. A memorial service was held Sunday in San Francisco.
Memorial contributions may be made to Delancey Street Foundation, 600 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Calif. 94107 or to one's local blood bank.
Words of condolence may be sent to Christine and Jacob Marks, 4442 Woodthrush Dr., El Dorado Hills, Calif. 75762-7520 or a telephone call will reach them at 916-941-8282.
Hector I. Rivera, 53
Ret. Maintenance Man
Hector I. Rivera of South Fallsburg, a retired maintenance man for Crystal Run and a longtime area resident, died Sunday, September 9, 2001, at the Seelig Division of Community General Hospital in Harris. He was 53 years of age.
The son of the late Marino and Carmen Vasquez Rivera, he was born August 10, 1948, in Ponce, Puerto Rico.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou Rivera of Jeffersonville; a daughter and son-in-law, Carmen and Ed Figueroa of Jeffersonville; two sons and a daughter-in-law, David and Becky Rivera of South Fallsburg and Richie Rivera of Jeffersonville; three grandchildren, Jonathon, Mellissa and Brittany; several brothers; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home, 29 Pearl St., Livingston Manor.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Aloysius Church in Livingston Manor with the Rev. Alfred Croke officiating.
Burial will be made in St. Aloysius Cemetery in Livingston Manor.
Erika Hauck of Liberty, a homemaker and a 30-year area resident, died unexpectedly on Saturday, September 8, 2001, at the Seelig Division of Community General Hospital in Harris. She was 85 years of age.
Born on August 22, 1916, in Riga, Latvia, she and her late husband, Georg, came to the United States in 1956.
In a family statement, it was said, "Mrs. Hauck was an avid animal lover and she showed her affection to all of them. She will be greatly missed by her friends and she will always live in the hearts of those who loved her."
She is survived by a step-daughter and son-in-law, Silvia and L. Edwin Drupa of Vestal; a grand-niece, Monika Stecken; family members in Germany; and many friends in the USA.
There will be no visitation.
Following cremation at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope, she will be buried in the Latvian Memorial Park Cemetery in Elka Park, beside her husband.
Arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Liberty.
Charles E. Roth
Retired Carpenter, 78
Charles E. Roth, a retired Union Carpenter for Local 19 and a lifelong White Sulphur Springs resident, died Sunday, September 9, 2001, at the Seelig Division of Community General Hospital in Harris. He was 78 years of age.
The son of the late Edwin and Carrie Hogencamp Roth, he was born October 1, 1922, in White Sulphur Springs.
Mr. Roth was a World War II veteran, having served in the United States Coast Guard from 1942 to 1946.
He was an active participant in his community; a 60-year member of the White Sulphur Springs Fire Department; a former commissioner of the White Sulphur Springs Fire District; a member of the Buckhorn Hunting Club and Peter's Hunting Club of Willowemoc; a 50 year and lifetime Gold Card Member of Local 19 Carpenters Union in Newburgh; a member of Liberty Elks Lodge #1545 and a member of the White Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Marjorie "Midge" LaBagh Roth, at home; a son and daughter-in-law, Edwin Charles and Sandy Roth of White Sulphur Springs; two daughters and sons-in-law, Charlene and Rod Verkey of Seneca Falls and Diane and Jim Palm of Edmond, Okla.; a sister, Evelyn Case of Liberty; eight grandchildren, Charlie, Chad and Melissa Roth, Jason, Matthew and Andrew Verkey and Erika and Braden Palm; and five great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Ramsay's Funeral Home, 275 S. Main St., Liberty, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
The White Sulphur Springs Fire Department will hold services Tuesday evening at 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Bridgette LeConey officiating.
Cremation will be made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 201 or to the White Sulphur Springs Fire Department, P.O. Box 86, both at White Sulphur Springs, N.Y. 12787.