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October 26, 2001

William Nadekow
Ret. Police Chief, 72

William Nadekow of Grahamsville, a retired police chief of the Fallsburg Police Department, whose obituary was printed in the October 19, 2001, issue of the Sullivan County Democrat, was the widower of Lillian Nadekow. This information was not available to us at presstime on October 18.

Brian S. Tuller
Mechanical Engr., 24

Brian S. Tuller of Johnson City died Sunday, October 21, 2001, at the Wilson Memorial Hospital in Binghamton as the result of injuries sustained in a bicycle accident. He was 24 years of age.
The son of Dr. David R. and Nancy Theadore Tuller, he was born May 5, 1977, in Farmington, Conn.
A graduate of Rondout Valley High School, he earned his BS degree in mechanical engineering from SUNY Binghamton and was employed by B.A.E. Systems Controls, N.A. in Binghamton. He was studying for his Master's degree.
Mr. Tuller was a member of the Alpha Chi Rho Fraternity. He volunteered for Habitat for Humanity, studied karate, played the drums, bicycled and was a scuba diver.
He is survived by his father and step-mother, Dr. David R. and Noreen Tuller of Red Hook; his mother, Nancy Tuller of Cottekill; three brothers, and a sister, David M. Tuller, James R. Tuller, Michael Freeman and Krista L. Tuller, all of Red Hook; his grandmother, Harriet Theadore of near Cottekill, a former resident of Buck Brook; an uncle, Gary Theodore of Beaver Falls; his girl friend, Tristen Hall Tierney of Binghamton; and several cousins. He was predeceased by his maternal grandfather, William Theadore.
Services were held Thursday at the Burnett, Rockefeller and Hand Funeral Home in Red Hook.
Interment was private.
Memorial contributions may be made to Habitat For Humanity, 121 Habitat St., Americus, Ga. 31709.

Sylvia Rose Kay, 90
Ret. Owner Kay's Motel

Sylvia Rose Kay of Boca Raton, Fla., a retired owner of Kay's Motel in Rock Hill, died Wednesday, October 24, 2001, at the Boca Raton Community Hospital in Florida. She was 90 years of age.
The daughter of the late Bernard and Meila Friedman, she was born September 15, 1911, in Poland.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn and Irwin Gitlin of Liberty; two sons and daughters-in-law, Fred and Priscilla Kay of Newton, Mass., and Stuart and Phyllis Kay of Malden, Mass.; seven grandchildren, Beth Weisberg, Marni Gitlin, Susan Kay Frumkin, Diane Silverman, Jonathan Kay and Naomi and Stephanie Kay; five great-grandchildren, Justin and Carli Weisberg, Isaac Kay Frumkin and Emily and Rebecca Silverman.
Services will be held Friday at the Stanetsky Memorial Chapel in Brookline, Mass.
Burial will be made in Randolph, Mass.

Andre Lewis
Laborer, 35

Andre Lewis of Glen Spey, a laborer at Sullivan Industries, died Sunday, October 21, 2001, at the Seelig Division of Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 35 years of age.
The son of Gloria Lewis, he was born May 29, 1966, in Newburgh.
He is survived by two brothers, Derek Lewis of Newburgh and Mark Clark of Monticello; three sisters, Gia Borden of Middletown, Louquians Lewis of Newburgh and Justine Lewis of Albany; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; and his extended family at Crystal Run Village.
Graveside services and burial were held Thursday at the Bloomingburg Rural Cemetery in Bloomingburg.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Woodbourne.

William Dolan, 54
Ret. Middletown FD

William Dolan of Middletown, a retired group leader for the City of Middletown Fire Department, died Monday, October 22, 2001, at the Horton Medical Center in Middletown. He was 54 years of age.
The son of the late Everett and Gladys Raymond Dolan, he was born February 2, 1947, in Monticello.
He served in the Navy during the Vietnam War. Mr. Dolan was a member of the Middletown Professional Firefighters Local 1027 and had just retired, effective October 20. He was a member of the Teen Board for the City of Middletown, past president of the Middletown Youth Soccer League, a past member of the Pine Bush Colts Soccer League and the Hudson Valley Youth Soccer League. He also worked as a contractor installing ceramic tiles.
He is survived by his wife, Carol Milburn Dolan of Middletown; two daughters, Kristin Dolan and Kasey Dolan, both of Middletown; his mother, Gladys Wilson of Middletown; a brother-in-law, Rick Milburn and his wife, Shelley, of Middletown; a sister and brother-in-law, Elaine and Ralph Culver of New Hampton; a nephew, Ricky Milburn, and a niece, Kim Milburn, both of Middletown; three step-sisters; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Morse Funeral Home with the Rev. Kenneth Wonderland officiating.
Burial with full military honors will be made at the Wallkill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Middletown City School District, c/o Bonnie McCarthy, Middletown High School, Gardner Ave. Ext., Middletown, N.Y. 10940, or to a scholarship to be awarded to a member of Kasey's graduating class of 2002 in Mr. Dolan's name.

Catherine Kirby, 71
Ret. Owner of Music Den

Catherine "Kleona" Kirby of Huguenot, a former co-owner of the Music Den in Haverstraw, died Monday, October 22, 2001, at the Presbyterian Hospital, Cornell Medical Center, in New York City. She was 71 years of age.
The daughter of Kaska Kirby and the late Dorothy Skelenger Kirby, she was born May 19, 1930, in Yulan.
Ms. Kirby was a former member of the Haverstraw Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.
She is survived by her father of Binghamton; a son, Freddie Maresco of Palm Coast, Fla.; a daughter, Kathleen Maresco of Thieles; a brother, Klendon Kirby of Yulan; a sister, Alice Cary of Pompton Plains, N.J; two half-brothers and four half-sisters, all of Binghamton; four cousins, Margie Worden, Pat Soletro and Joan Rowland, all of Port Jervis, and Lucille Smith and her husband, Don, of Matamoras, Pa; and several nieces and nephews.
A prayer service will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the Gray-Parker Funeral Home in Port Jervis, followed by an 11 a.m. Mass of the Resurrection at St. Mary's R.C. Church with the Rev. Dennis M. Dinan officiating.
Burial will be made in St. Mary's Cemetery in Port Jervis.
Memorial contributions may be made to Widows and Children's Fund, c/o Uniform Firefighters Association of New York, 204 E. 23rd St., 5th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10010.

Robert W. Hamilton
Ret. Real Est. Agent, 83

Robert W. Hamilton of Warwick, died Saturday, October 20, 2001, at his home after a prolonged illness. He was 83 years of age.
An officer in the U.S. Army during World War II, Mr. Hamilton enjoyed a career in industrial real estate for 35 years before retiring in Warwick.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Eileen Mitchell Hamilton, at home; a daughter, Laura Hamilton Gilliam of Rock Hill; a granddaughter, Heather Brosnan of Delhi; and a brother-in-law, Richard A. B. Mitchell of Monticello.
Services and burial were private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Raymond Hose Fire Company Building Fund, 7 Howe St., Warwick, N.Y. 10990.

Ethel Y. Ritter, 93
Ret. Secy./Adm. Asst.

Ethel Youngs Ritter of Sarasota, Fla., a former Middletown resident and a former secretary/administrative assistant to the president of Orange County Community College in Middletown, died October 17, 2001, in Sarasota, Fla. She was 93 years of age.
The widow of Gorton J. Youngs and C. Fred Ritter, she was a graduate of Cornell University, Class of 1929, and a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority.
Mrs. Ritter volunteered for several years at the Gulf Gate Library and Sarasota Medical Center. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Middletown and the Pine Shores Presbyterian Church of Sarasota.
She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Sally Youngs of Knowlton, N.J., John and Clare Youngs of Rock Hill, and Richard and Joyce Youngs of Middletown; a step-son, David Ritter of New Hampton; a step-daughter-in-law, Marjorie Ritter of Rock Hill; 15 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a step-son, James F. Ritter.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church in Middletown.
Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one's choice.

William F. Robisch
Ret. Auto Mech., 61

William F. Robisch of Napanoch, a retired auto mechanic and a lifelong area resident, died Tuesday, October 23, 2001, at his home. He was 61 years of age.
The son of the late Frederick G. and Betty A. McLaughlin Robisch, he was born April 19, 1940, in Callicoon.
Mr. Robisch was a Vietnam War veteran of the United States Navy.
He is survived by two sisters and brothers-in-law, Joan and Leonard Lowe of Ellenville and Patricia and Gary Foster of Napanoch; a brother, Carl Robisch of Ellenville; and four nephews, Brian and Robert Lowe and Robert and William Irwin.
There will be no visitation.
Graveside services and burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 3, at the Mountain View Section of Fantinekill Cemetery, Route 209, Ellenville with the Rev. Jay Vogelaar officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ellenville First Aid and Rescue Squad, Webster St., Ellenville, N.Y. 12428 or Lighthouse International, 111 E. 59th St., 12th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10022-1202.

Mildred M. Roosa
Homemaker, 80

Mildred M. Roosa of Woodbourne, a homemaker and a lifelong area resident, died Tuesday, October 23, 2001, at her home. She was 80 years of age.
The daughter of the late Frank and Mary Miller Weigand, she was born July 29, 1921, in Woodbourne. She was the widow of Leonard E. Roosa to whom she was married for 39 years.
Mrs. Roosa was a member of the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Woodbourne and the Woodridge Senior Citizens.
In a family statement, it was said, "Mildred loved life and loved her family. She never gave up throughout her illness. She always wanted to 'get better, come home and see her family.' We will always treasure our memories of her. Rest in peace, pain free. Until we meet again. We love you."
She is survived by a son, Preston T. Roosa of Grahamsville; two daughters, Marie T. McGuire of Grahamsville, and Joanne M. Werner and her husband, Joseph, of Woodbourne; two brothers, Walter Weigand of Swan Lake and Arthur Weigand of Woodbourne; two sisters, Frances Hill of Grahamsville and Dorothy Osterhout of Divine Corners; seven grandchildren, Wayne, Twila and Tracy Clark, Curt D. Roosa, Tammy J. Pastore, Wendy R. Smith and Lori A. Brown; six great-grandchildren; Daniel and Tyler Pastore, Elizabeth A. Hannold, Charlotte E. and Zachery A. Clark and Miguel Garcia. She was predeceased by two brothers, Harold and Richard Wiegand; a grandson, Dwayne Clark; and a son-in-law, Charles McGuire.
Friends may call Friday at the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Woodbourne from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Chruch of the Immaculate Conception in Woodbourne.
Burial will be made in the Grahamsville Rural Cemetery in Grahamsville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550; the Woodbourne First Aid Squad or Woodbourne Fire Department, both at Woodbourne, N.Y. 12788, or to the charity of one's choice.

Frank De Cicco
Ret. Comm. Printer, 86

Frank De Cicco of Monticello, a retired commercial printer for Messenger Co. in Bayonne, N.J., died Tuesday, October 16, 2001, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 86 years of age.
He was born April 6, 1915, in Brooklyn.
Mr. De Cicco was a member of St. Peter's R. C. Church in Monticello.
He is survived by his wife, Celia Hernandez-Rios De Cicco of Liberty; a daughter, Zorina "Terry" Wolf of New York City; and a granddaughter, Theresa Wolf.
Services were private.
Cremation was made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Monticello.

Raymond A. Segar
Ret. Kitchen Helper, 60

Raymond A. Segar of Cochecton, a retired kitchen helper at the Recreation Farm Society in Cochecton, died Wednesday, October 24, 2001, at the Grover M. Hermann Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Callicoon. He was 60 years of age.
The son of the late Charles and Catherine McLaughlin Segar, he was born May 16, 1941, in Callicoon.
A U.S. Army veteran, he was a 40-year member of the Lake Huntington Fire Department and a charter member of the fire police of the Lake Huntington Fire Department.
He is survived by a sister, Virginia A. Segar, and her companion, Frank Michalski, both of Cochecton; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert C. and Sandy Segar of Poughkeepsie and Charles and Patricia Segar of Cochecton; a niece, Debra Segar, and a nephew, Daniel Segar.
Friends may call at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. at the funeral home on Saturday with the Rev. Kristen Anderson officiating.
Cremation will be made at the Twin Tiers Crematory in Endicott.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lake Huntington Fire Department or the Cochecton Volunteer Ambulance Corps, both at Lake Huntington, N.Y. 12752.

William T. Perry
Retired RR Man, 76

William T. Perry, a 14-year resident of Hendersonville, Tenn., formerly of Brooklyn and a retired railroadman, died Thursday, October 18, 2001, in Hendersonville. He was 76 years of age.
The son of the late William Elias and Marion Titus Perry, he was born November 8, 1924, in Brooklyn.
His father was born in Callicoon, the son of Goldie Ellen Mitchell Perry, who was also born in Callicoon. His great-grandmother was Sara Horton Mitchell of Horton, a founder of the original St. James Episcopal Church in Callicoon in 1876. Her husband, Elias, was a deacon of the church.
After a 40-year career with the Pennsylvania, Penn Central and Amtrak railroads in the New York City area, he retired to Hendersonville.
Mr. Perry is survived by his wife, Mildred Perry of Edison, N.J.; four children, John Douglas Perry of Edison, N.J., Jeanne Marie Perry Cordero of Carmel, Karen Anne Perry Eletto of Edison, N.J., and William Mitchell Perry of North Brunswick, N.J.; and five grandchildren.
A Mass was offered at St. James Episcopal Church in Callicoon on Wednesday with Mother Joan LaLiberte of St. James Church and Father Robert Counselman of Trinity Church, Woodbridge, N.J., officiating.
Burial was made in the Mitchell family plot in the Callicoon Cemetery.

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