October 2, 2001
Mathilda L. Boyd
Ret. Cafeteria Super, 84
Mathilda Louise Boyd, a more than 55-year resident of Macedon and a retired cafeteria superintendent for Bausch and Lomb in Rochester, died Friday, September 28, 2001. She was 84 years of age.
The daughter of the late Walter F. and Julia Miller Hermann, she was born April 23, 1917, in Callicoon. She was the widow of William J. Boyd who died in 1975.
Mrs. Boyd was a member of the Hortonville Presbyterian Church, a member and past president of the Lincoln Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, a member and past president of the Senior Citziens in Ontario and a former member of the Grange. She had resided at the Kirkhaven Nursing Home in Rochester for the past several years.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, William P. and Sharon Boyd of Macedon; two daughters and a son-in-law, Nancy and Dennis Gotte of Macedon and Ellen Buckholtz of Webster; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a brother and three sisters-in-law, Fred and Eileen Hermann and Leota Hermann, all of Callicoon, and Virginia Gridley of Hicksville, L.I.; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jim and Jean Boyd of Cuba; nine nieces; six nephews; and a number of grand-nieces and grand-nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Helen Costello who died in 1990; two brothers, Quintin Hermann who died in 1990, and Paul Hermann who died in 1986; a nephew, Robert Hermann who died in 1996 and a son-in-law, Charles "Chuck" Buckholtz who died in 1997.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Hortonville Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Ron Leigh officiating.
Burial will be made in the Hortonville Cemetery in Hortonville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association Mid-Hudson Chapter, 2 Jefferson Plaza, Suite 102, Poughkeepsie, N.Y 12601-4027.
Cards of condolence will reach the family c/o Ellen Buckholtz, 54 Seneca St., Webster, N.Y. 14580.
William G. Dill
Maintenance Man, 58
William G. Dill of Woodbourne, a maintenance worker and a longtime area resident, died Thursday, September 27, 2001. He was 58 years of age.
The son of Anna Wagner Dill and the late George Dill, he was born March 6, 1943, in Liberty.
Mr. Dill was an avid sportsman and a member of the Woodbourne Hunting Club.
He is survived by his longtime companion, Linda Goetz, at home; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Cyndy and Joe Angelastro of Orlando, Fla., Pamela and Frank Yoli of Liberty, and Tricia Decker and her companion, Rich Klein, of White Sulphur Springs; two sons and daughters-in-law, Kevin and Ethel Dill of Maitland, Fla., and David and Karen Hook of Liberty; his mother of Norwich; two sisters, Marilyn Chan of Norwich and Jeanne DePuy and her husband, Douglas, of Woodbourne; eight grandchildren; and his adopted in-laws, William and Mabel Heisler of Liberty.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Monday at The Church of The Immaculate Conception in Woodbourne.
Cremation was made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Woodbourne.
Ret Bank Mgr., 94
Virginia T. Wakeman of Yankee Lake and Southbury, Conn., a retired bank manager in Bridgeport, Conn., died Thursday, September 27, 2001, at the Horton Medical Center in Middletown. She was 94 years of age.
Mrs. Wakeman was a member of the Yankee Lake Preservation Association.
She is survived by a son, Edwin Wakeman of Palm Harbor, Fla.; two daughters, Virginia Blocker of Bethlehem, Pa., and Ann Neller of Clearwater Beach, Fla.; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Sylvia Jennings.
A memorial service in celebration of her life will be held Saturday afternoon, October 20, at her home in Yankee Lake.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Yankee Lake Preservation Association, Yankee Lake (Wurtsboro), N.Y. 12790.
Funeral arrangements were made by the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Wurtsboro.
Vivian N. Stickney
Vivian Naomi Stickney of Livingston Manor, a homemaker and a lifelong area resident, died Friday, September 28, 2001, at her home. She was 69 years of age.
The daughter of the late Lewis and Mildred David Smith, she was born January 24, 1932, in Sidney.
Mrs. Stickney was the widow of John Young. She is survived by five sons, Timothy Smith of Fishs Eddy, John Young of Livingston Manor, James Young and his wife, Connie, of Livingston Manor, Thomas Young of Livingston Manor, and Gary Young and his wife, Sheila of Fishs Eddy; two daughters, Patricia Young of Syracuse and Kathy Brown and her husband, Dave, of Asheville, N.C.; a brother, William Smith of Ferndale; 22 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
She was predeceased by two half brothers, Henry Irwin and Nolie Irwin.
Funeral services were held Monday at the Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home in Livingston Manor with the Rev. H. Markham Fargo officiating.
Cremation was private.
Interment of the cremains will be made in the Liberty Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Livingston Manor Volunteer Ambulance Corps or the Livingston Manor Fire Department, both at Livingston Manor, N.Y. 12758.
Helen C. M. Friedman
Ret. Legal Secretary, 69
Helen C. McGill Friedman of Harris, died Wednesday, September 26, 2001, following an illness. She was 69 years of age.
The daughter of the late Joseph A. and Margrit Ackeret Groh, she was born November 11, 1931, in Baltimore, Md. She was the widow of Robert W.P. McGill.
Mrs. Friedman was a graduate of Middletown High School and Marion Junior College in Marion, Va. She was formerly employed by the law firm of Gerstan, Kestman and Ladina and the law firm of Rosen and Rosen, both in Monticello.
She is survived by her husband, Nathan Friedman, at home; two daughters, Kathleen McGill Smith of Rock Hill and Melissa M. McGill and her husband, Carl Adami of High Falls; two sons, Joseph P. and his wife, Monica McGill, of White Lake, and Neil M. McGill of Rock Hill; a sister and brother-in-law, Marguerite and Louis Roeper of Rome, Pa.; six grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; two stepsons, William Friedman of Harris and Jack Friedman of San Jose, Calif.; two nieces, Hazel Roeper Goldstein of Port Jervis and Susan Roeper Monaco of Bealeton, Va.; and a nephew, A.P. Roeper of Lyndeborough, N.H.
A memorial service and celebration of her life will be held on Sunday, October 7, at 2 p.m., at St. John Lutheran Church in Middletown with the Rev. Peter Rustico officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Eldora P. McArthur
Eldora P. McArthur of Livingston Manor, a homemaker and a lifelong area resident, died Friday, September 28, 2001, at the Seelig Division of Community General Hospital in Harris. She was 76 years of age.
The daughter of the late Harry and Pearl Bilyou Huebsch, she was born October 27, 1924, in Liberty. She was the widow of Stanley J. McArthur who died in 1978.
She is survived by three sons, Stanley A. McArthur and Gerald "Jerry" McArthur, both of Livingston Manor, and Albert J. McArthur of Liberty; five daughters, Brenda D'Agata of Livingston Manor, Kathleen Maus of Jeffersonville, May Fulton of Cochecton, Alberta "Bertie" Gale of Jeffersonville and Amy Girard of Youngsville; two brothers, Clarence Huebsch of Liberty and Lester Huebsch of Arkansas; three sisters, Mabel Richie of East Orange, N.J., and Henrietta Phelps and Rose Marie Hewlett, both of Liberty; 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Ramsay's Funeral Home, 275 So. Main St., Liberty with the Rev. Kristen Anderson officiating.
Burial will be made in the Laurel Hill Cemetery in White Sulphur Springs.
Michael. G. Montesi
NYC Firefighter, 39
Michael G. Montesi of Highland Mills, a firefighter in Rescue #1, Battalion #1 of the New York City Fire Department, and a nine-year area resident, has been missing since Tuesday, September 11, 2001, after the disaster at the World Trade Center in New York City. He was 39 years of age.
The son of George and Margaret Rudolph Montesi, he was born January 7, 1962, in New Hyde Park.
Mr. Montesi was a former member of the New Hyde Park Volunteer Fire Department in New Hyde Park and a former member of the Central Valley Volunteer Fire Department in Central Valley.
In a family statement, it was said, "Mike Montesi's greatest love and passion was his family. He enjoyed spending all his free time with his three sons, Matthew, Ian and Ryan. He was a true hero who loved being a fireman."
He is survived by his wife, Nancy E. Montesi, and three sons, Matthew, age 6, Ian, age 5, and Ryan, age 3, all at home; his father and his mother, both of Woodbourne; a sister, Maria Lauria of Woodbourne; and several nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Mass was held Saturday at St. Patrick's Church in Highland Mills with The Rev. Gerard P. Travers officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Family of Michael Montesi for an Education Fund to be established for his children; or to the charity of one's choice.
Stephen F. Corimer
Retired Butcher, 64
Stephen F. Corimer of Loch Sheldrake, a retired butcher for Brown's Hotel in Loch Sheldrake, died Friday, September 28, 2001, at the Sullivan County Adult Care Center in Liberty, after a long illness. He was 64 years of age.
He was born October 22, 1936, in Bridgeport, Conn.
Mr. Corimer was a Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War.
He is survived by his longtime friend, Bill Harrison of Sundown, and his adopted family of the staff and residents at the Sullivan County Adult Care Center in Liberty.
Graveside services and burial will be held at the Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery in Liberty on Tuesday with the Rev. Robert Panek officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Family Care Council at the Sullivan County Adult Care Center, Infirmary Road, Liberty, N.Y. 12754.
Ann Rubin of Mountaindale, a homemaker and longtime area resident, died Saturday, September 29, 2001, at the Seelig Division of Community General Hospital in Harris. She was 79 years of age.
The daughter of the late Jacob and Lena Miller, she was born October 3, 1921, in Baltimore, Md. She was the widow of Dr. Jerry Rubin.
Mrs. Rubin was a member of the Mountaindale Synagogue.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Herb and Phyllis Rubin of West Palm Beach, Fla.; a daughter and son-in-law, Eileen and Stephen Lungen of Woodridge; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Sidney and Susie Miller of Tamarac, Fla., and Isadore and Florence Miller of Baltimore, Md.; a sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy and Dr. Julian Schack of Westbury; four grandchildren, Richard Lungen and his wife, Pamela, Matthew Lungen, Jordan Rubin and his wife, Nicole, and Jenna Rubin; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Milton Miller.
Services were held Monday at the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello with Rabbi Irving Goodman officiating.
Burial was made in the Mountaindale Synagogue Cemetery in Glen Wild.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mountaindale Synagogue, Mountaindale, N.Y. 12763 or to the Skilled Nursing Unit at Community General Hospital, Bushville Rd., Harris, N.Y. 12742.
Ret. Car Dealer, 74
Marvin Weiss, a one-year resident of Juno Beach, Fla., a retired car dealer in Monticello for many years and a lifetime area resident, died Monday, September 24, 2001, at the Palm Beach (Fla.) Hospital. He was 74 years of age.
The son of the late Herbert and Violet Ruff Weiss, he was born October 4, 1926, in Bethel.
Mr. Weiss was a member of the Monticello Elks Lodge #1544 and the Monticello Masonic Lodge. He was a former member of the United Methodist Church in Monticello.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Marie Koncz Weiss, at home; a son, Gary Weiss of Arizona; a daughter, Cindy Hughes Weiss of Albany; and three grandchildren. He was predeceased by a sister, Gloria Weiss.
Graveside services and burial will be held on Saturday at the Evergreen Cemetery in Bethel with the Rev. Gene Smith of the Monticello United Methodist Church officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church, 255 Broadway, or the Monticello Elks Lodge #1544, 46 North St., both at Monticello, N.Y. 12701.
Cards of condolence will reach Mrs. Weiss at 900 Juno Ocean Walk, Juno Beach, Fla. 33408.