September 21, 2001
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 in- cluding Ronald and Jerome Bauer of Hankins, who were very attentive to her while she maintained her home; and numerous cousins. She was predeceased by three brothers, Clarence, Wilbur and Delbert Simon, and a sister, Myrtle Simon.
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.
Russell V. Hodge
Ret. Businessman, 91
Russell V. Hodge of Roscoe, the retired owner of Hodge's Fashions in Furniture of Roscoe and a lifelong area resident, died Sunday, September 16, 2001, at the Roscoe Community Nursing Home. He was 91 years of age.
The son of the late Leonard V. and Laura B. Edwards Hodge, he was born August 11, 1910, in Livingston Manor.
Mr. Hodge was a former member and past president of the Roscoe Kiwanis Club, a former member of the Liberty Masonic Lodge, F.& A.M., a former member of the Board of Directors of the Roscoe Community Nursing Home and a member of the Q.B. Flying Association. He was an airplane pilot and enjoyed flying. Mr. Hodge was also an avid fly fisherman.
He is survived by his wife, Alice Arden Hodge, at home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Russell A. and Pam Hodge of Roscoe and James R. and Peggy Hodge of Seattle, Wash.; ten grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a daughter, Laura Lee Malloy, who died December 17, 1999.
Services were private.
Burial was made in the Beaverkill Cemetery in Beaverkill.
The family will receive friends and neighbors at the Hodge residence, Cat Hollow Road, Roscoe, on Sunday, September 30, from 2 to 5 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Roscoe Community Nursing Home Patients' Christmas Fund, Rockland Road, Roscoe, N.Y. 12776 or to Ebenezer Baptist Church, c/o Leader Emanuel Campbell, Sandy Point, Turks & Caicos Islands, British West Indies.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Harris Funeral Home in Roscoe.
Stella Abruzzese, a lifelong resident of Brooklyn, died Sunday, September 16, 2001.
She is survived by her husband of 51 years, William Abruzzese, at home; four children, Dominick Abruzzese of Warwick, Angela Daley and Susan Muller, both of Narrowsburg, and William Abruzzese of Slate Hill; nine grandchildren; a sister, Jean Salmeni, and a brother, Dominick Santamaria; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Robert Abruzzese.
No further information was submitted.
Elizabeth "Betty" A. Bender of Montgomery, a homemaker and 39-year area resident, died Monday, September 17, 2001, at her home. She was 58 years of age.
The daughter of the late Adam and Elizabeth Langlois Cram, she was born June 4, 1943, in Brooklyn. She was the widow of Henry Bender.
In a family statement, it was said, "She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and aunt and she always put others ahead of herself."
Mrs. Bender is survived by two daughters, Ann M. DeGraff of Wallkill and Karen E. Radivoy of Monticello; a sister, Lorraine Wisner of Montgomery; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Thursday at the Overhiser Funeral Home in Montgomery with Father Joseph D. Sullivan officiating.
Burial was made in Riverside Cemetery in Montgomery.
Memorial contributions may be made to New York Medical College Children's Cancer Fund, New York Medical Center, Munger Pavilion, Room 11, Valhalla, N.Y. 10595 or Make-a-Wish Foundation, 280 N. Bedford Road, #2B, Mt. Kisco, N.Y. 10549.
Marsha D. Bergamo
Marsha Diane Bergamo, a longtime area resident of Rock Hill, died Saturday, September 15, 2001, in Wanaksink Lake after a long illness. She was 57 years of age.
The daughter of the late Charles and Grace Tindell Zemates, she was born July 26, 1944, in Oak Ridge, Tenn.
Mrs. Bergamo attended St. John's Catholic Church in Goshen, St. Joseph Catholic Church in Middletown and Amazing Grace Fellowship in Pine Bush.
In a family statement, it was said, 'She was an avid fisherman who was good to everyone. She handled her pain and suffering well and is now with the Lord."
She is survived by her husband, Vincent Bergamo, at home; ten children, Mary Eckerson and her husband Gary, Terrie Armbruster, John Murgolo and his wife Donna, Patrick Murgolo and his wife, Izumi, Wayne Bergamo, Dominick Murgolo, Keith Bergamo and his wife Janet, Joe Murgolo, Vince Bergamo and Lindsey Bergamo; six grandchildren, Rachel and Stacie Armbruster, Katrena, John and Douglas Murgolo and Jay Eckerson; two brothers, Kenneth Geagley and his wife Gloria, Arthur Geagley and his wife, Edith; two sisters, Jewel Bennett and Lucy Geagley; a sister-in-law, Mabel Geagley; and 21 nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Murrel Geagley.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Middletown.
Funeral services were held Thursday at the Morse Funeral Home in Middletown with Pastor Elisha Cooper officiating.
Burial was made in St. Joseph Cemetery in Middletown.
Jean Varcadipane of Wurtsboro, a homemaker and a longtime area resident, died Saturday, September 8, 2001, at her home. She was 94 years of age.
The daughter of the late Andre and Dominica Pasquarello Fusco, she was born December 4, 1906, in Paterson, N.J.
Mrs. Varcadipane was a former member of the Mamakating Moose Lodge.
She is survived by a son, Ronald Kaufman of Half Moon Bay, Calif.; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Services were private.
Burial was made in the Laurel Grove Cemetery in Totowa, N.J.
Funeral arrangements were made by the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Wurtsboro.
Jeanette E. Smith
Jeanette E. Smith of Livingston Manor, a lifelong area resident, died Wednesday, September 12, 2001, at the Kindred Hospital in Northern Florida, after a short illness. She was 83 years of age.
The daughter of the late Fred and Olive Beasmer Decker, she was born December 1, 1917, in Livingston Manor.
Mrs. Smith was a former Girl Scout leader. She was a member of the Livingston Manor United Methodist Church and taught Sunday School for many years. She worked for many years as a bookkeeper for an insurance agency and was later employed at the former Plumbing Supply Company of Liberty.
She is survived by her husband of 54 years, William J. Smith of Livingston Manor; a daughter, Carolyn Roser; three grandsons, Christopher Roser, Matthew Pierpoint and Michael Pierpoint; four great-grandchildren, Matthew and Heather's girls, Ariella and Emily, and Mike and Shannon's children, Michael and Alexandria; several cousins and many nieces and nephews. She was recently predeceased by a daughter, Dixie Lee Pierpoint.
A memorial service will be held at the Livingston Manor United Methodist Church on Saturday at 10:30 a.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Livingston Manor Ambulance Corps or the Livingston Manor United Methodist Church, both at Livingston Manor, N.Y. 12758.
Anne W. Redard
Anne Weatherly Redard of Hankins died Monday, September 17, 2001, at the home of her parents. She was 55 years of age.
The daughter of Wayne and Mildred Mitchell Weatherly, she was born November 6, 1945, in Passaic, N.J.
She worked as the manager of Wendy's Restaurant in Hillsdale, N.J.
In a family statement, it was said, "Anne was a loving daughter, wife, mother, sister and grandmother. She loved the arts and music. She was a great craftsperson gifted with the ability to build beautiful dollhouses, decorate and furnish them. She was loved by many and will be missed by all who knew her."
She is survived by her husband, Michael Redard, at home; her parents; a son, Stephen Sayer and his wife, Deborah; a daughter, Alyssa Lynn Sayers and her friend, Thomas Taylor; two grandsons, Theodore Joshua Sayers and Ryan Thomas Walsh; a brother, Wayne Bradley Weatherly and his wife, Rita Mary; three nephews, William, Robert and Neil Weatherly; three step-children, Darren, Michael and Brian Redard; and three step-grandchildren, Amy and Kristin DeWitt and Brynlee Redard.
A Service of Remembrance was conducted at the Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home in Middletown on Thursday with the Rev. Van Houten officiating.
Interment was made in New Prospect Cemetery in Pine Bush.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.
Stephen S. Scovasso
Ret. Investigator, 67
Stephen S. Scovasso of Hurleyville, a retired investigator for the New York Stock Exchange and a 20-year area resident, died Sunday, September 16, 2001, at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital in New York City after a short illness. He was 67 years of age.
The son of the late Anthony and Concetta Provenzano Scovasso, he was born May 9, 1934, in New York City.
Mr. Scovasso was a member of St. Peter's Church in Liberty.
He is survived by two sons, Steven Scovasso of Orlando, Fla., and Anthony Scovasso of Hurleyville.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. on Friday at St. Peter's R.C. Church, 264 North Main St., Liberty with the Rev. Robert Panek officiating.
Burial will be made in St. Charles Cemetery in Pinelawn.
Donations may be made to Catskill Dialysis Center, Rt. 42 South, Monticello, N.Y. 12701.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Liberty.