September 14, 2001
Brittany Alexandria Bedford of Middletown, a graduate student of the Monhagen Middle School, died Saturday, August 18, 2001, at the Horton Medical Center in Middletown. She was 14 years of age.
The daughter of Cindy Bedford and John Blakeslee, she was born May 5, 1987, in Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla.
In a family statement, it was said, "She is now safe in God's keeping, but she will be forever missed by the relatives and friends whose lives she touched."
She is survived by her mother of Middletown; her father of Oneonta; a brother, Glenn Greene, and sister, Katherine "Kate" Greene, both at home in Middletown; her maternal grandmother, Nancy Bedford of Middletown; her maternal grandfather, Ronald Bedford of Middletown; her paternal grandparents, William and Barbara Blakeslee of Middletown; an aunt and uncle, Dawn and Bob Board of Woodbourne; an uncle and aunt, Ron and Jo Bedford of Pine Bush; four cousins, Shannon and Jesse Board of Woodbourne; and Ronald and Donald Bedford of Pine Bush; and many other aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. She was predeceased by her stepfather, Glenn Greene.
Memorial services will be held Saturday at the Cornelius, Dodd and Connell Funeral Home, 26 Grove St., Middletown with the Rev. Susan Faye Wonderland officiating.
Cremation was made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Newburgh.
Memorial contributions may be made to Friend's House, 73 Seward Ave., Middletown, N.Y. 10940 or to the charity of one's choice.
Mary E. Ward
School Custodian, 64
Mary E. Ward, a 35-year resident of Monticello and a 33-year custodian at the Monticello Central Schools from which she was to retire in December, died Tuesday, September 11, 2001, at the Seelig Division of Community General Hospital in Harris. She was 64 years of age.
The daughter of the late Willie and Allie Gee Salsbury Crandell, she was born January 2, 1937, in Marin County, North Carolina.
Mrs. Ward was a devoted member of the Little Grove Holiness Church in Woodridge.
She is survived by her husband, Rev. Thomas E. Ward Sr., pastor of the Little Grove Holiness Church, at home; four sons, Thomas E. Ward Jr. of Jacksonville, Fla., Kirby Leon Ward of Austin, Ga., Kenny Alton Ward of Raleigh, N.C. and Robert L. Ward of New York City; two daughters, Helen Patrick of Rosedale and Carolyn Jean Merchant of Loch Sheldrake; five brothers, Lee Vernon Crandell of Washington, N.C., Alander Crandell, Gene Crandell and Johnny Crandell, all of Monticello, and Lonnie Crandell of Woodridge; five sisters, Mary Magdalene Godley, Hazel Williams, Shirley Crandell, Glenda Jackson and Barbara Valle, all of Monticello; 25 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a godson, Renald Buck; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. She was predeceased by two brothers, Willie Crandell Jr. and Grover Lee, and two sisters, Allie Mae Barber and Annie Edwards.
Friends may call at the Ramsay's Funeral Home, 55 St. John St., Monticello, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at King's Chapel, Spring St., Monticello, with Bishop Leon Williams officiating.
Burial will be made in Rock Ridge Cemetery in Monticello.
Donations may be made to Little Grove Holiness Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 321, Woodridge, N.Y. 12789.
Mary L. Carney
Mary Lois Carney of Syracuse died Saturday, September 8, 2001, in Syracuse. She was 68 years of age.
She was born in Patham, Ga., on July 3, 1933.
Mrs. Carney is survived by her mother, Marie Bridges, of Liberty; a daughter, Gloria Williams of Syracuse; two sisters, Marjorie Covington and Brenda Bowman, both of Liberty; five brothers, Charles Wyan of Syracuse and John Bridges, Arelious Bridges, Benjamin Bridges and Andre Bridges, all of Liberty; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Friendship Baptist Church in Ferndale with the Rev. Edward Miller officiating.
Local arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Liberty.
Ret. Bartender, 74
Joseph Valenzano of Wurtsboro Hills, a retired bartender for the Fallsview Hotel in Ellenville and a longtime area resident, died Saturday, September 8, 2001, at his home. He was 74 years of age.
The son of the late Nicholas and Ernestine Tronchetta Valenzano, he was born April 19, 1927, in West New York, N.J. He was the widower of Jeanne Schwartz Valenzano.
Mr. Valenzano was a World War II Navy veteran.
He is survived by a daughter, Diane Mullen of Wurtsboro Hills; a granddaughter and her husband, Kathleen and Albert Carcich of Waldwick, N.J.; and a great-granddaughter, Alexandra.
Services were private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 6725 Lyons St., P.O. Box 7E, East Syracuse, N.Y. 13057
Funeral arrangements were made by the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Wurtsboro.
Dora Davis of Monticello died on Monday, September 10, 2001, at her home.
The daughter of the late Harry and Rose Satter, she was born in Poland. She was the widow of Harry Davis who died in 1994.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Edward and Georgette Davis of California; two daughters and sons-in-law, Phyllis and Norman Kaufman of Monticello and Noreen and Monte Sperling of Jericho, L.I.; nine grandchildren and their spouses, Steven and Lois Kaufman, Robin and Martin Epstein, Neil and Jackie Kaufman, Ronda and Jonathan Golub, Mitchell and Diane Davis, Penny Davis, Alicia Traktman, Laramie and Craig Snyder, Dayna and Jonathan Freeman; 13 great-grandchildren, Mandi and Scott Dickman, Jared Kaufman, Alyssa and Michael Epstein, Harrison Hunter and Steven Kaufman, Mikayla Golub, Samantha Biswurm, Brianne and Jeffrey Davis, Hannah Traktman, Justin Snyder; and her loving caregiver, Maria Paclea.
Services were held Thursday at the Gutterman's Funeral Home in Woodbury, L.I.
Burial will be made in Mt. Judah Cemetery in Ridgewood.
Shiva will be oberserved Friday at the Sperling Home in Jericho, and Saturday night, all day Sunday and until noon on Monday at the Kaufman home, 24 Thomas St., Monticello.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Kaufman Fund for the Furtherance of Jewish Education, 24 Thomas St., Monticello, N.Y. 12701.
Local arrangements were made by the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello.
Margaret F. Murphy
Margaret F. "Peggy" Murphy of Callicoon, a former resident of Long Eddy and a homemaker, died Thursday, September 13, 2001, at the Grover M. Hermann Division of Community General Hospital in Callicoon. She was 85 years of age.
The daughter of the late Joseph L. and Viola Mae Frye Ickes, she was born September 18, 1915, in Roaring Springs, Pa. She was the widow of Thomas Murphy.
Mrs. Murphy was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Allan Milk Memorial Post No. 7276, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, both in Long Eddy.
She is survived by nine children, Thomas Murphy and John Murphy, both of Callicoon, Gerald Murphy of Jeffersonville, Doti Balanger of Selbyville, Del., Richard Delozier of California, Edgar Delozier of Ohio, Anna Southern of Kansas, Viola Bettwy and Theda Prough, both of Altoona, Pa.; a brother, Joseph Ickes of Holidayburg, Pa.; 23 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Callicoon on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Monday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church in Long Eddy with Father Ignatius Smith, O.F.M., officiating.
Burial will be made in St. Patrick's Cemetery in Long Eddy.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Upper Delaware Ambulance Corps, P.O. Box 238, Hankins, N.Y. 12741 or to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.
Ret. Tree Surgeon, 75
Angelo A. Mirabile of Cochecton, a retired tree surgeon for the Department of Parks in New York City and a 32-year area resident, died Thursday, September 13, 2001, at the Grover M. Hermann Division of Community General Hospital in Callicoon. He was 75 years of age.
The son of the late Joseph and Erma Linda Mele Mirabile, he was born October 11, 1925, in New York City.
He is survived by his wife, Norma Mirabile, at home; two sons, Angelo Mirabile of Whitinsville, Mass., and Wayne Mirabile of Ormond Beach, Fla.; a brother, Peter Mirabile of the Bronx; three grandchildren, Jordan and Nikki Mirabile of Ormond Beach, Fla., and Alyssa Dawn Mirabile of Whitinsville, Mass.; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two sons, Warren Paul Mirabile and Alfred Peter Mirabile.
Services were private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, ORS Region, 4077 East Main St., 2nd Floor, Middletown, N.Y. 10940.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Rasmussen Sons Funeral Home in Narrowsburg.