November 2, 2001
Dorothy H. Cherry
Retired Clerk, 79
Dorothy H. Cherry of Bowling Green, Va., a former longtime North Branch resident, died Sunday, October 28, 2001, at the MCV Hospital in Richmond, Va. She was 79 years of age.
She was born in North Branch and was the widow of Arthur Cherry who passed away several weeks ago.
Mrs. Cherry retired after many years from Tinder's Jewelry in Bowling Green, Va. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Fredericksburg, Va.
She is survived by a daughter, Dottie C. Hicks of Fredericksburg, Va.; a son, Doug Cherry of Spotsylvania, Va.; a brother, Harry Hust of North Branch; a sister, Ruthie Daily of Lake Huntington; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the chapel of the Storke Funeral Home in Bowling Green, Va.
Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery in Bowling Green, Va.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Bowling Green Volunteer Rescue Squad, Bowling Green, Va. 22427.
Rose M. Meyers
Rose M. Meyers of Delray Beach, Fla., died on Wednesday, October 10, 2001, at the home she shared with her daughter and son-in-law, Pam and Shaun Omar. She was the widow of Donald Meyers.
She is also survived by a brother, Floyd Bernhardt of Kenoza Lake, and two sisters, Dorothy Palmer and Dorla Wright and their extended families. She will be greatly missed by her three Dachshunds, Cassie, Pandy and Cappuccino.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.
No further information was submitted by the family.
Retired Waitress, 51
Catherine Chaves of Largo, Fla., a retired waitress, died Sunday, October 28, 2001, at the Morton Plant Hospital in Florida. She was 51 years of age.
The daughter of the late Robert and Lorretta Saal Jost, she was born August 17, 1950, in Suffern.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Kelly and Chris Phillips of Hopewell Junction; two grandchildren, Chyanna and Mark Paul Phillips; two brothers, Robert Jost of Greenlawn and Peter Jost of Grahamsville; a sister, Virginia LoRusso of Florida and her common-law husband, Raymond Millington of Largo, Fla. She was predeceased by a son, Mark Chaves.
Graveside services and burial will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday at the Grahamsville Rural Cemetery in Grahamsville.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Woodbourne.
Mary L. Cavanagh
Mary L. Cavanagh of Liberty, a 40-year area resident, formerly of Grahamsville, and a homemaker, died Monday, October 29, 2001, at the Sullivan County Adult Care Center in Liberty. She was 87 years of age.
The daughter of the late John and Anna Merritts, she was born July 8, 1914, in New York City.
Mrs. Cavanagh was a member of the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Woodbourne.
She is survived by two sons, John Cavanagh of Parksville and Walter Cavanagh of Hudson, Fla.; a daughter, Alice Kinney of Albany; two brothers, Donald Merritts of Cloister, N.J., and Robert Merritts of Creskill, N.J.; a sister, Helen Dippilitto of Cloister, N.J; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Thursday at the Church of the Immaculate Conception R.C. Church in Woodbourne with Father John Lynch officiating.
Burial was made in the Rural Cemetery in Grahamsville.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Liberty.
Katherine Borden of Liberty, a lifelong area resident, died Saturday, October 27, 2001, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris after a long illness. She was 94 years of age.
The daughter of the late Adam and Margaret Kraft Hauser, she was born November 9, 1906, in Callicoon Center. She was the widow of Lester Borden who died in 1985.
Mrs. Borden was a member of the Liberty Presbyterian Church, St. Paul's Senior Citizens and the Sullivan County Cooperative Extension, all in Liberty.
She is survived by three sons, Lester Borden of Youngsville, Donald Borden of Steamboat Springs, Colo., and Timothy Borden of White Sulphur Springs; two daughters, Janet "Janie" Rivas of Monticello and Carole Tamila of Tequesta, Fla.; 12 grandchiildren, Mark, Daniel, Devin and Jill Borden, Carrie Stewart, Kimberlee Borden, Kathy Pokowski, William Borden, Adam Rivas, Joanna Taylor, and Eric and Michael Tamila; and six great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by two brothers, Albert and Walter Hauser.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Ramsay's Funeral Home, 275 S. Main St., Liberty, with the Rev. Donna Lepsky officiating.
Burial will be made in the Callicoon Center Cemetery in Callicoon Center.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Liberty Presbyterian Church, 81 S. Main St., Liberty, N.Y. 12754.
Edward Monks, 72
Ret. Water Plant Emply.
Edward Monks, a five-year resident of Highland Lake and a retired employee of a water treatment plant in Newark, N.J., with 16 years of service, died Sunday, October 28, 2001, at the Bon Secours Hospital in Port Jervis. He was 72 years of age.
He was a former ranger at the Kittatinny Campgrounds.
Mr. Monks is survived by a sister, Shirley Rutletge of New Jersey; three brothers, Larry Monks of New Jersey and Danny and Roger Monks, both of the state of Florida; several nieces and nephews; and his lifelong companion, Joan Banta and her family, Evelyn, Bruce and Brian McKeever, Sandi and Joe DeRoma and Shane Weymer.
Services were held at the Morrison Funeral Home in Butler, N.J., on Thursday.
Kathryn Stoddard, 46
Ret. Nurse/Offc. Mgr.
Kathryn S. "Kathy" Stoddard of Liberty and Vero Beach, Fla., died at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris on Monday, October 29, 2001, after a valiant battle with cancer. She was 46 years of age.
The daughter of the late Paul and Yvonne Pitts Jenson, she was born August 16, 1955, in Central Islip.
Mrs. Stoddard earned a nursing degree from Pilgrim State Psychiatric Center and worked as a registered nurse at Community General Hospital from 1977 to 1983. She then became the office manager for Poley Paving Corp. in Liberty from 1983 to the present.
She was an active member of her community, both in her summer home of Liberty and her winter home of Vero Beach, Fla. She was a member of St. Peter's R.C. Church in Liberty and St. Helen's R.C. Church in Vero Beach, Fla. Mrs. Stoddard was also a member of the Catholic Daughters of Court Mary Anthony in Liberty and a volunteer for the Indian River Hospice in Florida.
Mrs. Stoddard was an excellent golfer and a member of the Sullivan County Golf Club and the Tuesday Night Ladies Golf League in Liberty. She was active in the Florida Golf Association and was a past president of the Twin County Golf Association. She was also a member of the Grand Harbor Golf Club in Vero Beach, Fla.
She is survived by her husband of 18 years, William H. Stoddard, at home; a daughter, Kristen Stoddard of Liberty and Vero Beach, Fla.; two step-daughters and their husbands, Pattiann and Girard Andres of Centerville, Va., and Kathrine and John Sauchuk of Swan Lake; two step-sons and their wives, William H. Jr. and Joan Stoddard and Michael and Donna Stoddard, all of Liberty; a brother, Paul Jensen of Central Islip; and nine grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Peter's R.C. Church, 264 N. Main St., Liberty with Monsignor Edward Straub officiating.
Burial will be made in St. Peter's Cemetery in Liberty.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Helen's Church, 2085 Tallahassee Ave., Vero Beach, Fla. 32960 or to St. Peter's Church, 264 N. Main St., Liberty, N.Y. 12754.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Liberty.
Richard J. DeGraw, Jr.
Ret. Air Force S/Sgt., 61
Richard John DeGraw Jr., of Wurtsboro, a retired career Air Force Staff Sergeant, died Sunday, October 28, 2001, at St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital in Manhattan. He was 61 years of age.
The son of the late Richard John Sr. and Dorothy May Hardy DeGraw, he was born July 28, 1940, in Middletown.
A veteran of the Vietnam War, he is survived by three sons, Darren R. DeGraw of Seattle, Wash., Farron J. and Brett C. DeGraw, both of Tacoma, Wash.; a daughter, Sharon L. DeGraw of Tacoma; a brother, Kenneth Whiteman of Middletown; two sisters, Sandra Vernooy of Middletown and Irene Whiteman of Jacksonville, Fla.; five grandchildren; a niece and a nephew; and several aunts and uncles.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Middletown with Pastor Zabaleca officiating.
Burial with full military honors will follow at the Wallkill Cemetery in Phillipsburg.
Parimutuel Clerk, 77
Sarah Silverman of Livingston Manor, a 34-year parimutuel clerk at the Monticello Raceway and a lifelong area resident, died Monday, October 29, 2001, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 77 years of age.
The daughter of the late Arthur and Ida Schwartz, she was born September 29, 1924, in Livingston Manor. She was the widow of Joseph Levine.
Mrs. Silverman was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Congregation Agudas Achim of Livingston Manor and a member of #32E Service Employees Union of Monticello Raceway.
She is survived by her husband, George Silverman, at home; four sons, Dr. Alan Levine, Dr. Steven Levine and Dr. Gary Levine, all of the State of Florida, and Joel Silverman of Nashville, Tenn.; a daughter Debbie Ross of Oakville, Canada; a brother, Saul Schwartz of the State of Florida; and seven grandchildren. She was predeceased by two brothers, Max Schwartz and Norman Schwartz.
Services were held Wednesday at the Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home in Livingston Manor.
Burial was made in Agudas Achim Cemetery in Livingston Manor.
Memorial contributions may be made to Congregation Agudas Achim, Livingston Manor, N.Y. 12758.
Charles Kingsley, 37
Charles E. Kingsley of Monticello, a lifelong area resident, died Tuesday, October 30, 2001, at his home. He was 37 years of age.
The son of Charles Kingsley and the late Jane Petri Kingsley, he was born December 26, 1963, in Peekskill.
He is survived by his father of Monticello; two sisters, Terry Wallack and her husband, Ken, of Wolf Lake, and Melissa Lanza of Monticello; and two nieces, Nicole and Chelsye.
Friends may call at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 195 Broadway, Monticello, on Friday from 10 to 11 a.m.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Burial will be made in the Bloomingburg Rural Cemetery in Bloomingburg.
Evelyn T. Gerow
Ret. Secretary, 83
Evelyn T. Gerow of Perry, Ga., a former longtime Liberty resident, died Tuesday, October 30, 2001, at the Summerhill Elderliving Home in Perry, Ga., after a long illness. She was 83 years of age.
She was born March 29, 1918, in Liberty and lived there until 1997. She was a retired secretary at the Liberty Elementary School, serving from 1954 until her retirement in June of 1983. She was the widow of J.R. Gerow.
Mrs. Gerow is survived by two sons, Josh R. Gerow of Osprey, Fla., and Richard F. Gerow of Warner Robins, Ga.; and four grandchildren.
Graveside services and burial will be held at a later date in the Liberty Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Houston County, 2066 Watson Blvd., Warner Robins, Ga. 31093.
Local arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Liberty.
Owner Beverage Co.
Isaac Tanenbaum of Grayson, Ga., the owner of Tanenbaum Beverages in Liberty, died Tuesday, October 30, 2001, in Georgia.
He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Robert Bush; a son, Barry Tanenbaum; five grandchildren, Tricia Hyzer, Cheryl Paige and her husband Scott, and Devin, Brian and Holly Tanenbaum; and two great-grandchildren, Hannah and Summer.
Services were held in Forest Hills on Thursday.
B.J. Morris McDonald
Ret. Furniture Maker, 83
B.J. Morris McDonald of Liberty, a retired furniture maker for Budoff's Outdoor Furniture in Monticello and a 42-year area resident, died Tuesday, October 30, 2001, at the Sullivan County Adult Care Center in Liberty. He was 83 years of age.
The son of the late William and Beulah Gay McDonald, he was born May 26, 1918, in Laurel Hill, N.C .
Mr. McDonald was a member and a deacon at the Friendship Baptist Church in Fallsburg.
He is survived by three sons, James T. McDonald of Staten Island, B.J. Morris McDonald Jr. of Rockingham, N.C., and William McDonald of Durham, N.C.; five daughters, Linda Mae McDonald, Catherine Scott, Arlene McDonald, Carner McDonald and Mary McLaurin, all of Durham, N.C.; four sisters, Beulah M. Buttler of Rockingham, N.C., and Mabel McDonald, Eva Owens and Addie Goldman, all of Hamlet, N. C .; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the First Baptist Church in Fallsburg on Saturday from noon to 1 p.m.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Willie Smith officiating.
Burial will be made in the Liberty Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Liberty.
Earl D. Kent
Ret. Grader Oper., 96
Earl D. Kent of North Branch, a retrired grader operator for the Town of Callicoon Highway Department and a lifetime area resident, died Tuesday, October 30, 2001, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 96 years of age.
The son of the late Charles and Lillian Dill Kent, he was born October 27, 1905, on his parents' farm in Sackett Lake.
He is survived by a daughter, Nancy Kent of North Branch; four granddaughters; three great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Cremation was made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funral Home in Liberty.
Harry G. Barnes Jr.
Ret. Bus Driver, 81
Harry G. Barnes Jr. of Roscoe, a retired bus driver for the Roscoe Central School District and a longtime area resident, died Sunday, October 28, 2001, at the J.F.K. Medical Center in Atlantis, Fla. He was 81 years of age.
The son of the late Harry G. and Edith O. Sibley Barnes, he was born December 1919, in Robbinsville, N.J. He was the widower of Gertrude G. Barnes who died in 1978 and Margaret Barnes who died August 16, 2001.
An employee of the former Fuelane Company in Liberty, he later was a draftsman for Johnston and Rhodes Bluestone Co. in East Branch.
Serving during World War II in the U.S. Army, he was a member of Harold Wood Post #5911, Veterans of Foreign Wars, a member of the United Church of Roscoe, the Twin Village Golf Club and a 63-year member of the Rockland Hose Co. #1, all in Roscoe, and a charter member of the Methol Hunting Club.
He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Maritzel Barnes of Lake Worth, Fla.; a brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Jean Barnes of Roscoe; a granddaughter, Rachael Barnes of Lake Worth, Fla.; and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Friends may call at the Harris Funeral Home, Railroad Ave., Roscoe, on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Services will be held Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. Theo Lynne Hoffman officiating.
Burial will be made in the Riverview Cemetery in Roscoe.
Memorial contributions may be made to the United Church of Roscoe, Church St., Roscoe, N.Y. 12776.
Marjorie S. Burnham of Cooks Falls, a homemaker and lifelong area resident, died Wednesday, October 31, 2001, at the Roscoe Community Nursing Home in Roscoe. She was 93 years of age.
The daughter of the late Harry and Nellie E. Edwards Stout, she was born October 30, 1908, in the Town of Colchester. She was the widow of Irving Burnham who died on March 23, 1992, after 63 years of marriage.
Mrs. Burnham was a communicant of St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Downsville, a member of the Cooks Falls-Horton Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary in Cooks Falls, a former member of the Roscoe-Rockland Senior Citizens in Roscoe; a former member of the Sullivan County Home Extension in Liberty, a former member of the Roscoe and Downsville Grange, and for many years she was a Sullivan County 4-H leader. Mrs. Burnham enjoyed and was an avid quilter.
She is survived by a daughter, Nellie Burnham of Roscoe; two sons and daughters-in-law, Frank and Betty Burnham of New Paltz and Richard and Monty Burnham of Washington, D.C.; four grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, November 10, at 11 a.m. at the Harris Funeral Home, Railroad Ave., Roscoe, with the Rev. James Clarke officiating.
Burial will be made in the Cooks Falls Cemetery in Cooks Falls.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Church, Downsville, N.Y. 13755, the R & R Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Roscoe, N.Y. 12776 or to the charity of one's choice.