October 5, 2001
Memorial Mass for
A Memorial Mass will be offered on Sunday, October 7, at 5 p.m. in St. Joseph's Church in Mongaup Valley for Steven Genovese who died September 11, 2001, at the World Trade Center in New York.
Refreshments will be served at his parents' Gaetano Cafe and Lounge in Mongaup Valley, following the services.
Memorial contributions in Steven's name may be made to The United Way of Sullivan County, 33 Lakewood Ave., Monticello, N.Y. 12701.
Ret. Electrician, 80
Robert Kraus of Yulan, a retired electrician with the New York Telephone Company in Brooklyn and a longtime area resident, died Monday, October 1, 2001, at Somers Manor Nursing Home in Somers. He was 80 years of age.
The son of the late William and Anna Savandent Kraus, he was born December 10, 1920, in Brooklyn.
Mr. Kraus was a member of St. Anthony's Church in Yulan. He was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II, serving in the Asiatic Pacific area.
He is survived by three nephews, Gerald Kraus and William Kraus, both of Mahopac, and Donald Kraus of Carmel; a niece, Diane Gorden of Port Richey, Fla.; and two sisters-in-law, Marian Egar and Loretta Smith, both of Yulan.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Gray-Rasmussen Funeral Home in Barryville, followed by a Mass of the Resurrection at St. Anthony's Church in Yulan with the Rev. Evan Greco officiating.
Burial was made in St. Anthony's Cemetery in Eldred.
Elizabeth A. Totten
Fiscal Admin., 48
Elizabeth Ann "Betty" Totten of White Sulphur Springs, a lifelong area resident and a fiscal administrator for the Sullivan County Adult Care Center in Liberty, died Tuesday, October 2, 2001, at the Seelig Division of Community General Hospital in Harris. She was 48 years of age.
The daughter of Mary Kelly Rowan Durkin and the late Thomas Rowan Sr., she was born September 5, 1953, in Monticello.
Mrs. Totten was an active member of her community, a member of the White Sulphur Springs Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, the Liberty Indian Booster Club and the Thursday Night Ladies Bowling League at Liberty Lanes.
She is survived by her husband of 29 years, Thomas Totten, at home; her mother of Callicoon Center; a son, Thomas Totten Jr. of Clearwater, Fla.; a daughter, Erica Lyn Totten of Goshen; five brothers, Thomas Rowan of Yonkers, Anthony Durkin of Callicoon Center, John Durkin of Mt. Vernon, Robert Rowan of Cooks Falls and Walter Durkin Jr. of Gastonia, N.C.; four sisters, Mary Quinn of Montgomery, Pat Durkin of Callicoon Center, Carolyn Bivins of Willowemoc and Evelyn Ruppert of Kenoza Lake; and several nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. She was predeceased by her step-father, Walter Durkin.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at the Ramsay's Funeral Home, 275 S. Main St., Liberty, with the Rev. Bridgette LeConey officiating.
Burial will be made in the Laurel Hill Cemetery in White Sulphur Springs.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Liberty Volunteer Ambulance Corps, P.O. Box 6, Liberty, N.Y. 12754 or to the charity of one's choice.
Max H. Otto, 93
Max H. Otto of Shohola, Pa., died Tuesday, October 2, 2001, at the Twin Cedars Assisted Living Center in Shohola, Pa. He was 93 years of age.
The son of the late Richard Otto and Jenny Fuchs Otto, he was born August 7, 1908, in Dresden, Germany. He was the widower of Leona Kelb Otto who died in 1999.
A retired farmer and a retired machinist, he worked at Kolmar Labs in Port Jervis. Mr. Otto was a member of the Milford Hiking Club in Milford, Pa., and a member of the former Raymondskill Grange.
He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Bruce Harding of Shohola, Pa.; two grandchildren, Linette of Shohola, Pa., and Jonathan of Barryville; a niece and a nephew.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Stroyan Funeral Home in Milford with the Rev. Donald Coy and Rev. Douglas Lee officiating.
Interment will be made in the German Hill Cemetery in Shohola, Pa.
Francis J. Feely
Corporate VP, 41
Francis "Frank" J. Feely of Middletown, a vice president for Marsh and McLennan, has been missing since Tuesday, September 11, 2001, in the attack on the World Trade Center in New York. He was 41 years of age.
The son of Francis J. and Patricia Walker Feely, he was born September 25, 1959, in Brooklyn.
A 13-year resident of the Middletown area, he was a member of Holy Name of Jesus Church in Otisville.
Mr. Feely is survived by his wife, Lori Nelson Feely, and four daughters, Jennifer, Lauren, Stephanie and Caitlin, all at home; his parents of Middletown; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Michael and Denise Feely of Winterton and Stephen and Donna Feely of Kiamesha Lake; a sister, Alice Feely and her partner, Shelly Zabrowsky of Brooklyn; many dear cousins; and several nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Mass will be offered at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday at Holy Name of Jesus Church in Otisville with Father John Lundberg officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Children of Francis J. Feely Fund, P.O. Box 442, Washingtonville, N.Y. 10992.
Ret. Farm Worker, 81
George Smith of Goshen, a retired farm worker, died Tuesday, September 25, 2001, at the Arden Hill Hospital in Goshen. He was 81 years of age.
The son of the late George and Louise Palmer Smith, he was born May 10, 1920, in Poughkeepsie.
Mr. Smith is survived by many friends and the staff at the Orange County Residential Health Care Center in Goshen.
A Funeral of Remembrance was held Monday at the Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home in Middletown.
Interment was made in the Bloomingburg Rural Cemetery in Bloomingburg.
John Harlan Race
Ret. Safety Insp., 72
John Harlan Race of Beach Lake, Pa., a retired safety inspector for OSHA and an area resident since 1962, died Saturday, September 29, 2001, at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pa. He was 72 years of age.
The son of the late William and Ruth Noble Race, he was born March 18, 1929, in Canton.
Mr. Race was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was also a member of Livingston Manor Lodge #791, F.&A.M., the Narrowsburg Fire Department, a former Town of Tusten constable, a former Town of Tusten Dog Warden and a former hunter safety instructor.
He is survived by his wife, Rose Race, at home; three children, Joyce Scherer of Lockport, Karen Pelkey of Lakeland, Fla., and Ronald Ness of Lewisburg, W. Va.; three sisters, Ilene Friot, Ruby Gates and Sharon Parshley; two brothers, Mike Race and Gilbert Race; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Rasmussen Sons Funeral Home in Narrowsburg on Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m.
A prayer service will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday evening with the Rev. George Gallandorn officiating.
Cremation was made at the Twin Tiers Crematory in Endicott.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Geisinger Medical Center Critical Care Foundation Fund, 100 North Academy Ave., Danville, Pa. 17822.