September 18, 2001
Francis Hartmann, Jr., 76
Ret. Mechanical Engineer
Francis E. "Frank" Hartmann Jr. of Sparrowbush, a retired mechanical engineer for AAR Skydyne Inc. in Port Jervis, and an active conservationist, died Saturday, September 15, 2001, at the Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla. He was 76 years of age.
The son of the late Francis E. Sr. and Loretta Beggans Hartmann, he was born February 21, 1925 in Cochecton.
A 1941 graduate of Delaware Valley Central School in Callicoon, he served in the United States Navy from 1943 to 1946. He graduated with an Associate Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering from Middletown Collegiate Center and in 1952 graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Polytechnic Institute in Brooklyn.
Living in Connecticut from 1955-1963, he coached the VFW Little League and Babe Ruth Baseball teams. He was a member of the Old County Homeowners Association and a member of the Building Committee of Southwest Junior High School.
Returning to New York State, Mr. Hartmann became a member and past president and was at present the legislative vice president of the New York State Conservation Council, Inc. He was a member and past president of the Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs of Sullivan County; a member of the Orange County Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs; a member of Regan Ridge Hunting Club in Livingston Manor; a life member and director of the Tri-States Rod and Gun Club of Port Jervis and a member of the National Rifle Association. He was also a member of the American Wildlife Research Foundation, was a New York State Hunter Safety Instructor, and a member of the New York State Crossbow Association.
Mr. Hartmann was a member and officer of the Knights of Columbus, Council #471; a member of 4th degree Color Guard; past District Deputy and a past chairman and officer of the Hudson Valley District Knights of Columbus. He was a past member of Most Sacred Heart Church Parish Council and a member of the Tri-States Navel Ship Post #7241, Veterans of Foreign Wars, in Port Jervis.
From 1965-1966, Mr. Hartmann was a member of the First Orange County Charter Study Commission, representing the Town of Deerpark; served as chairman of the Deerpark Democratic Committee from 1965 to 1986; was a member and chairman of the Town of Deerpark Planning Board from 1971-1986; a 1984-1986 member of the Town of Deerpark delegate to the Conference of Upper Delaware Townships (COUP); a member of the Town of Deerpark and delegate to the Upper Delaware Council (ADC) from 1987-1993; a chairman, member and past president of the Sparrowbush Fire Department; a member of the New York State Conservation Fund Advisory Board; and a member of the NYS Magistrates Association.
His untiring efforts brought him recognition and many awards, including Sullivan County Sportsman of the Year, 1976; Sullivan County Board of Supervisors Conservationist of the Year, 1991; Upper Delaware Council Distinguished Citizen Award, 1994; Tri-County Sportsman of the Year, 1995; Orange County Sportsman of the Year, 1999; and the New York State Conservation Council Outstanding Achievement in Conservation Award in 1999.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Heater Hartmann, at home; two sons, Joseph E. Hartmann of Deerfield Beach, Fla., and Paul F. Hartmann of Port Jervis; a daughter, Laura A. Lincoln of Midlothian, Va.; a foster son, Warren R. Gotthardt of Jonesboro, Ga.; a sister, Dorothy Neumann of Vero Beach, Fla.; a brother, Robert Hartmann of Phoenixville, Pa.; five grandchildren; two foster grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Beatrice Arendt.
Friends may call at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 East Main St., Port Jervis, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
The Sparrowbush Fire Department will conduct services at the funeral home Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m., followed by services by VFW Post #7241 at 7:45 p.m. and Knights of Columbus services at 8 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Most Sacred Heart R.C. Church in Port Jervis.
Burial will be made in the East Cochecton Cemetery in Cochecton.
Memorial contributions may be made to the NYS Conservation Council, 8 E. Main St., Ilion, N.Y. 13357 or a tree may be planted in Frank's memory at any location of one's choice.
Marcel Minoux, 78
Word has been received that Marcel Minoux, a 40-year resident of Callicoon Center, has passed away.
He was a supporter of the Callicoon Center Scheutzen Verein, the Callicoon Center Band, the Callicoon Canoe Regatta, the Public Library of Jeffersonville, Little League and Boy Scouts.
Mr. Minoux was a veteran of World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Anna Minoux of Callicoon Center.
Mr. Minoux was buried with full military honors at the Clastonburg National Cemetery in New York.
Ralph B. Gerow
Ret. Manager, 95
Ralph Benjamin Gerow of Fuquay-Varina, N.C., died Friday, September 14, 2001. He was 95 years of age.
The son of the late Benjamin and Angie Gerow, he was born in Liberty, the oldest of 16 children.
Mr. Gerow was a retired plant manager with Shell Oil Company.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Eleanor Morman Gerow; two sons, Ralph L. Gerow of Hannicroix, N.Y., and Tom A. Gerow of Cary, N.C.; two daughters, Frances Jara of Livingston Manor, and Merrie Hallman of Fuquay-Varina, N.C.; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three brothers, William Gerow of Nashville, Tenn., Robert Gerow of Liberty, Henry Gerow of Winter Park, Fla.; and three sisters, Marion Mangan of Leesburg, Va., Helen Bradford of Middletown and Elsie Norris of Brooksville, Fla.
Services and burial were arranged in North Carolina.
Cards will reach Mrs. Gerow at 812 Wake Chapel Rd., Fuquay-Varina, N.C. 27526.
Owner Garage/Taxi, 87
Rose Tavormina of Woodbourne, the owner of a garage and taxi service in Woodbourne and the former employee of Fallsburg Gas and Inter-County Co-op, died Saturday, September 15, 2001, at the Seelig Division of Community General Hospital in Harris. She was 87 years of age.
The daughter of the late Harry and Esther Wittels Rabinowitz, she was born June 18, 1914, in New York City. She was the widow of Joseph Tavormina.
Active in her community, Mrs. Tavormina was a member of the Congregation B'nai Israel of Woodbourne and a past president of the Sisterhood. She was a charter member of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Woodbourne Fire Department and one of the first dispatchers of the Woodbourne Ambulance Squad.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Frances Tavormina of Woodbourne; a daughter and son-in-law, Dorothy and Edward Berdellans of Margate, Fla.; two grandsons, Grey Tavormina and his wife, Catherine, of Woodbourne, and Steven Rakow of Florida; two granddaughters, Nancy McLain of Woodbourne and Elizabeth Miller and her husband, Tim, of Deltona, Fla.; four great-granddaughters; three great-grandsons; a brother, Bob Robbins of Scottsdale, Ariz.; and two nieces and their husbands of Ohio.
Graveside services and burial were held Sunday at the Workman's Circle Cemetery in Glen Wild with Rabbi Irwin Tanenbaum officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Woodbourne First Aid Squad.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Woodbourne.
Beatrice Bauer of Callicoon, a homemaker and a lifelong area resident, died Friday, September 14, 2001, at Bethany Village in Bethany, Pa., where she was more recently a resident. She was 95 years of age.
The daughter of the late Frank and Katherine Shuman Simon, she was born June 12, 1906, in Fremont Center. She was the widow of Raymond G. Bauer.
Mrs. Bauer was a member of the Fremont Center Community Church and a member of the Delaware Valley Senior Citizens in Callicoon. A birthday party was held in her honor just this past June at the church hall. She was an avid gardener. She was also a member of the defunct Hortonville Grange. Mrs. Bauer was especially noted for her raised dough coffee cake.
She is survived by several nieces including Verna Hess of Callicoon, Lucille Simon of Cochecton, Vivian Gjurich of Winter Haven, Fla., and Diana Humiston of San Antonio, Tex.; a sister-in-law, Florence Bauer of Hankins; several nephews including Ronald and Jerome Bauer of Hankins, who were very attentive to her while she maintained her home; and numerous cousins. She was predeceased by four brothers, Clarence, Wilbur, Norman and Delbert Bauer, and a sister, Myrtle Bauer.
Friends may call at the Fremont Center Community Church from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the church with the Rev. James O'Rourke officiating.
Burial will be made in the Fremont Center Cemetery in Fremont Center.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Fremont Center Community Church, 547 County Road 94, Mileses, N.Y. 12741 or to the Upper Delaware Ambulance Corps, P.O. Box 238, Hankins, N.Y. 12741.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Callicoon.
Peter J. Carroll Jr.
NYC Fireman, 42
Peter J. Carroll Jr. of Staten Island, a New York City fireman of over 19 years who worked with Rescue Squad 1 in Brooklyn, died Tuesday, September 11, 2001, when the South Tower of the World Trade Center collapsed in New York City. He was 42 years of age.
In a family statement, it was said, "As he did every day of his life, on this most horrific day he willingly did his job so that others would have a chance to survive."
He is survived by his wife, Toni-Ann Carroll; two step-children, Anthony and Dana of Staten Island; four children, Nicole, Michael, Peter Jr. and Christopher, all of Staten Island; his father, Peter J. Carroll Sr. of Neversink; a sister and brother-in-law, Patricia A. and Steve DaGata of Bethel; a brother and sister-in-law, Kevin M. and Chris Carroll of Neversink; two nephews, Steven and Anthony of Bethel; four nieces, Danielle of Bethel and Candace, Brandie and Kaylee, all of Neversink.
Funeral services were held Monday in Staten Island.
Paul Douglas of Middletown, a draftsman for Orange and Rockland Utilities, died suddenly at Horton Medical Center in Middletown on Tuesday, September 11, 2001. He was 63 years of age.
The son of the late I.J. and Emma Bernard Douglass, he was born in Cornwall on November 22, 1937.
In a family statement, it was said, "Paul was a very kind, spiritual man. He was extremely intelligent and had a great concern for the well-being of his fellowman. He enjoyed being with people and enjoyed traveling. He will be missed by his family, as well as his friends, clients and administration at the Middletown Psychiatric Center."
He is survived by a brother-in-law, Gerry Meemkens of Walden; a nephew, David, of Wyantskill; a niece, Kathy of Wallkill; and his friends at the Monhagen Avenue C.R. at Rehabilitation Supply Service. He was predeceased by a sister, Lorraine.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Albert's Chapel at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Middletown on Friday.
Interment was made in the Bloomingburg Rural Cemetery in Bloomingburg.
Eleanor B. Lounsbury
Eleanor B. Lounsbury of Middletown, a homemaker and a lifelong area resident, died Friday, September 14, 2001, at the Horton Medical Center in Middletown. She was 90 years of age.
The daughter of Arthur L. and Sarah Frances Drew Bagley, she was born January 23, 1911, in Middletown. She was the widow of Earl A. Lounsbury.
Mrs. Lounsbury was a member of the AARP and a volunteer at the North Congregational Church Thrift Shop.
In a family statement, it was said, "All that knew her, loved her. Those who didn't know her, would have."
She is survived by three sons and two daughters-in-law, Robert and Phyllis Lounsbury of Middletown, Jack W. Lounsbury and his companion, Sharon Rose, of Rock Hill; and Dennis E. and Ann Lounsbury of Rock Hill; a daughter and son-in-law, Judith L. and Louis Perna of Sunset Beach, N.C.; 10 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Lillian Swope of Middletown and Shirley Messenger of Goshen; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Graveside services and burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Bloomingburg Rural Cemetery in Bloomingburg.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the North Congregational Church, 157 Linden Ave., Middletown with the Rev. Tim Woodard officiating at both services.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange in Hudson Valley Inc., 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550 or to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 2 Gannett Dr., Suite LC, White Plains, N.Y. 10604
Lena D. Cole
Lena D. Cole of Claryville, a homemaker and a longtime area resident, died Sunday, September 16, 2001, at her home. She was 93 years of age.
The daughter of the late Henry and Lizzie Dulaff Dolloway, she was born September 26, 1908, in Ladleton. She was the widow of Rudy Cole.
Mrs. Cole is survived by a daughter, Marjorie Cole Morgans Bogan of Liberty; a granddaughter, Rhonda C. Toohey of Claryville; a grandson, Dale Morgans of Downsville; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, Clyde and Fred Dolloway.
Funeral services will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Woodbourne.
Doris L. D'Agostino
Doris L. D'Agostino of Monticello, a homemaker and a longtime area resident, died Sunday, September 16, 2001, at the Seelig Division of Community General Hospital in Harris. She was 84 years of age.
The daughter of the late Clarence and Vivian Smith Boyd, she was born March 3, 1917, in Bayonne, N.J. She was the widow of Jack D'Agostino.
She is survived by a sister, Vivian Egeland of Monticello; a brother, Clarence Boyd Jr. of Bayonne, N.J.; and several nieces and nephews.
There will be no visitation.
Services will be private.
Burial will be made in the Hamptonburgh Cemetery in Goshen.
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 Monticello
Raymond C. Goodell
Cook at Mr. Willy's, 56
Raymond C. Goodell of Wurtsboro Hills, an operating room orderly at Horton Medical Center for over 15 years and a cook for Mr. Willy's Restaurant in Monticello, died Monday, September 17, 2001, at the Horton Medical Center in Middletown. He was 56 years of age.
The son of the late Carl Walter and Edith Minnie Goodwrich Goodell, he was born October 23, 1944, in Holland, Mass.
Mr. Goodell was a past member of the Mamakating Moose Lodge.
He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Kathryn Marie Champagne Goodell, at home; a daughter, Kerri Marie Goodell of Middletown; two brothers, Norman Goodell of Averill Park and Ronald Goodell of Philadelphia, Pa.; four sisters, Kathy Goodell and Debbie Gyuraki, both of Philadelphia, Pa., Gladys Hughes of Troy and Sandy Goodell of the state of Florida; his mother-in-law, Alverta Champagne of Wurtsboro; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Robert Goodell, and a sister, Patricia Hirshy.
Friends may call at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 111 Sullivan St., Wurtsboro, on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. Robert Hoag officiating.
Cremation will be made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 200 White Plains Rd., Suite 523, Tarrytown, N.Y. 10591.