October 9, 2001
Retired Driver, 68
Abraham H. Ginsberg of Swan Lake, a retired driver and a longtime area resident, died Monday, September 24, 2001, at the Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla. He was 68 years of age.
The son of the late Hyman and Ida Ginsberg, he was born January 13, 1933, in Brooklyn.
Mr. Ginsberg was a U. S. Army veteran of the Korean War.
He is survived by a son, Stuart Ginsberg.
Graveside services and burial were held Sunday at the Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery in Liberty.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello.
Ticket Agent, 68
Lorraine Birkhoff of South Fallsburg, a ticket agent and a 40-year area resident, died Thursday, October 4, 2001, at the Seelig Division of Community General Hospital in Harris. She was 68 years of age.
The daughter of the late Morris and Leah Katlinska Shapiro, she was born June 3, 1932, in New Jersey.
Mrs. Birkhoff was a member of the South Fallsburg Police Auxiliary and very active in the Hadassah and Lions Association.
She is survived by a nephew, David Shapiro of Staten Island; several cousins in Mexico and Israel; and two very close friends, Roy and Sheila Mason of Rock Hill.
There was no visitation
Cremation was made at the Cedar Hill Crematory.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Rock Hill ASPCA, Rock Hill, N.Y. 12775.
Arrangements were made by the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Woodbourne.
Douglas C. Dauch
Ret. Therapy Aide, 73
Douglas C. Dauch of Smallwood, a lifelong area resident and a retired therapy aide at the Middletown State Hospital, died Thursday, October 4, 2001, at the Sullivan County Adult Care Center in Liberty. He was 73 years of age.
The son of the late Louis and Edna Sullivan Dauch, he was born April 17, 1928, in Monticello.
Mr. Dauch was a World War II veteran of the U. S. Navy. He was a member of American Legion Post #151 of Middletown and a member of the Middletown Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Catherine Fairweather Dauch; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Charles "Toots" and Carol Dauch of Bethel and Kenneth and Pat Dauch of Old Town, Fla.; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Elaine and Henry Bell of White Lake and Shirley and Cecil Hendrickson of Cochecton; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Saturday at the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Kauneonga Lake with the Rev. Kenneth Rodgers officiating.
Burial was made in the Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery in Liberty.
Robert Bennett Jr.
Robert Gerard Bennett Jr. of Montgomery, an insulator for Thermaseal for 10 years, a former manager at Bennett's Bar and Grill in Newburgh where he worked with his father, and a lifelong area resident, died Wednesday, October 3, 2001, at the Glen Arden Health Care Center in Goshen. He was 46 years of age.
The son of Robert Gerard Bennett Sr. and Palma R. Bennett South, he was born July 18, 1955, in Cornwall.
In a family statement, it was said, "In his youth, Robert played Pony League baseball with his brother Ted at Tar Oval Baseball Field in Newburgh, under the direction of Boe Gill. He went on to the All-Star game at Oneonta. Later he served in the 82nd Airborne as a paratrooper where he earned his wings. Most recently Bob enjoyed joining his father as an exhibitor of classic cars and trucks at the Classic Car shows in the area."
He is survived by two children, Sharon Rose Bennett and Daniel Bennett; his father of Marlboro; his mother of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; a brother, Ted Bennett of Albany; three sisters, June Marie Knapp of Dallas, Tex., Palma Rose Kogan of New Paltz and Cheryl Anne Deyo of Burlingham; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Saturday at the Engel Funeral Home with the Rev. Edward Bader officiating.
Burial was made in St. Mary's Cemetery in Marlboro.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Orange County Unit, 419 East Main St., Suite 307B, Middletown, N.Y. 10940.
Mary E. Pecirillo
Ret. Lab Tech., 78
Mary E. Pecirillo of Port Jervis, a retired lab technician for Kolmar Labs Inc., in Port Jervis, and a lifelong area resident, died suddenly at her home, Saturday, October 6, 2001. She was 78 years of age.
The daughter of the late William and Frances O'Mara Monahan, she was born February 24, 1923, in Port Jervis.
Mrs. Pecirillo was a communicant of Most Sacred Heart R.C. Church in Port Jervis.
She is survived by her husband, Peter Pecirillo, at home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy and Daniel Cacchione of Sparrowbush and Patricia and Dane Wagner of Glen Spey; and a granddaughter, Meghann Collins.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Most Sacred Heart R.C. Church in Port Jervis with the Rev. David DeSimone officiating.
Burial will be made in St. Mary's Cemetery in Port Jervis.
Memorial contributions may be made to Most Sacred Heart R.C. Church Building Fund, Port Jervis, N.Y. 12771.
NYC Fireman, 32
Carl Molinaro of Staten Island, died as a fireman who lost his life at the World Trade Center disaster on September 11, 2001. He was 32 years of age.
He was born in Brooklyn and graduated from Tottenville High School on Staten Island in 1986.
Mr. Molinaro studied at Staten Island University and worked as a carpenter before joining Ladder Co. 2 of Manhattan's Battalion No. 8 two and a half years ago.
His passion to help people came at an early age. At the age of 17, he was instrumental in saving an 18-year-old swimmer.
In a statement, his wife Donna Molinaro, the daughter of rescue fireman Lt. Jim Winters, said her husband was a "friendly, outgoing man who loved his job, football and hunting."
He owned property in Cochecton where he carried out his love of the outdoors and hunting and planned to live upon his future retirement. His wife last talked to him as he called her on his cell phone from the fire truck as he was speeding to the disaster scene.
He is survived by his wife and two children, Sabrina, 2, and Carl, who was born four weeks before the disaster, all at home. He is also survived by three uncles, Lorenzo Molinaro, Raymond Molinaro and Anthony Molinaro and a cousin Lorenzo Molinaro, all of Cochecton Center.
Services were held in Staten Island.
Grace M. Tufano
Grace M. Tufano of Monticello, a homemaker and a longtime area resident, died Monday, October 8, 2001, at her home. She was 80 years of age.
The daughter of the late Carmine and Leona Pepe DelSole, she was born August 12, 1921, in Brooklyn.
Mrs. Tufano was a member of St. Peter's R.C. Church in Monticello.
She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Nunzio Tufano, at home; a brother, Dominick DelSole of Wallingford, Conn.; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 195 Broadway, Monticello, on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. on Thursday at St. Peter's R.C. Church in Monticello with the Rev. John Lynch officiating.
Burial will be made in St. Peter's Cemetery in Monticello.
Ret. Assembler, 80
William F. Buckman of Farmingdale, a retired 35-year aerospace assembler for Fairchild-Hiller Co., died Friday, October 5, 2001, at the Ellen Memorial Health Care Center in Honesdale, Pa. He was 80 years of age.
The son of the late Arthur and Alice Scherrer Buckman, he was born October 5, 1920, in Jamaica.
Mr. Buckman was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps and a member of Jasper Post #20, American Legion, of Newton, Ill. He was also a 50-year plus member of the IAM Union.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Velma R. Buckman of Farmingdale; three sons, Jim Buckman of Narrowsburg, Don Buckman of Arlington Heights, Ill., and Tom Buckman of Farmingdale; a sister, Alice Brent of the state of Florida; his mother-in-law, Nora Pals of Newton, Ill.; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Norman and Dottie Benefiel of Newton, Ill; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, William F. Buckman Jr.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Buchanan Funeral Home in Newton, Ill., with the Rev. Frank Ogdon officiating.
Burial will be made in the Riverside Cemetery in Newton, Ill., with full military rites by the Jasper Post #20, American Legion.