November 6, 2001
Dorothy S. Fagley
Ret. Postmaster, 75
Dorothy S. Fagley of Glen Spey, a retired postmaster at the Glen Spey Post Office and a lifelong area resident, died Friday, November 2, 2001, at the Milford Valley Convalescent Home. She was 75 years of age.
The daughter of the late William and Helen Tiedeman Schneider, she was born September 22, 1927, in Brooklyn.
Mrs. Fagley was a member of Sacred Heart R.C. Church in Pond Eddy and a member of The United States Retired Postmasters Association.
She is survived by her husband, Miller M. Fagley, at home; a daughter and son-in-law, Kathleen and Robert Dollar of Frederick, Md.; a sister and brother-in-law, Genevieve and Howard Thiele of Glen Spey; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, William Schneider.
Services were held Monday at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home in Port Jervis with the Rev. John J. Turi officiating.
Burial was made in the Glen Spey Cemetery in Glen Spey.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lumberland Fire Department, Glen Spey, N.Y. 12737.
Mary T. Winkler
Mary T. Winkler of Wurtsboro, a homemaker and a longtime area resident, died Thursday, November 1, 2001, at the Roscoe Community Nursing Home in Roscoe. She was 87 years of age.
The daughter of the late John and Johanna Leitgeb Tantsits, she was born March 25, 1914, in New York City. She was the widow of Charles Winkler.
Mrs. Winkler was a member of St. Joseph's R. C. Church in Wurtsboro and the Ave Maria Guild.
She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Marie and Dennis Gaffney of Rock Hill and Caroline and James Lyons of Monticello; a granddaughter, Christine Gaffney of Rock Hill; a sister-in-law, Angela Taylor; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, John and Frank Tantsits, and a sister, Johanna Barnable.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Monday at St. Joseph's R.C. Church with Fr. Peter Madori officiating.
Burial was made in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Wurtsboro.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Roscoe Community Nursing Home, 420 Rockland Rd., Roscoe, N.Y. 12776.
Funeral arrangements were made by the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Wurtsboro.
Lazarus I. Levine
Lazarus I. Levine of Liberty and Boca Raton, Fla., a longtime area resident and a retired noted attorney-at-law, died Saturday, November 3, 2001, in West Boca Medical Center in Boca Raton, Fla. He was 96 years of age.
The son of the late Jacob and Anna Samuelson Levine, he was born September 14, 1905, in New York City. He was the widower of Blanche Edith Natelson Levine.
Mr. Levine is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Leslie and Rebecca Levine of Great Neck, L.I.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Dolores and Seymour Seiler of Palm City, Fla., and Ellen and David Brown of Tampa, Fla.; a sister, Beatrice Bergman of New York; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Congregation Ahavath Israel Synagogue in Liberty with Rabbis Marvin Goldman and Irving Goodman officiating.
Burial will be made in the Congregation Ansche Synagogue Cemetery in Hurleyville.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello.
Harriet Lucile Schumacher of Beechwoods, Callicoon, a homemaker and a lifelong area resident, died Wednesday, October 31, 2001, at the Sullivan County Adult Care Center in Liberty. She was 82 years of age.
The widow of Anthony Schumacher, she was born September 17, 1919, in Madison, Wisc.
Mrs. Schumacher is survived by six sons, William Schumacher of Abilene, Tex., John Schumacher of Roscoe, Richard Schumacher of Wakefield, R.I., David Schumacher of Anson, Tex., Craig Schumacher of Callicoon and Reid Schumacher of Evergreen, Colo.; three daughters, Mary Hubbert of Woodbourne, Lucille Reiter of Abilene, Tex., and Frances Szulwach of Abilene, Tex.; and several grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, George Schumacher, and three stepchildren, Clarence, August and Madeline.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Liberty.
Marie F. Annibal
Ret. Secretary, 74
Marie F. Annibal of Yankee Lake, a retired secretary for Trubec Laboratories in East Rutherford, N.J., and a longtime area resident, died Saturday, November 3, 2001, at her home, following a long battle with cancer. She was 74 years of age.
The daughter of the late George and Mary Davidjack Fill, she was born December 26, 1926, in Carlstadt, N.J.
Mrs. Annibal was a member of St. Joseph's R.C. Church in Wurtsboro and a membr of the Ave Maria Guild. She was also a member of the Mamakating Senior Citizens and the Sullivan County Art Society.
She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Henry R. Annibal, at home; a brother, Victor Peter Fill of Chicago, Ill.; a sister, Olga Fill Judge of Carlstadt, N.J.; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, George Fill, and a sister, Ann Millello.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph's R.C. Church, Sullivan St., Wurtsboro, with the Rev. Peter Madori officiating.
Cremation will be made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Interment of the cremains will be made later in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Wurtsboro.
Ret. Hostess, 87
Theda Genovese of Bloomingburg, a retired hostess at the Rainbow Room at Rockefeller Center in New York City, died Saturday, November 3, 2001, at the Horton Medical Center in Middletown. She was 87 years of age.
The daughter of the late John and Theckla Schenestsky, she was born August 8, 1914, in St. Clair, Pa. She was the widow of Leonard Genovese Sr.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Leonard Jr. and Dolores Genovese of Somers; a daughter and son-in-law, Peggy and Robert Borre of Bloomingburg; four grandchildren, Robert, Leonard, Christopher and Cheryl; and three great-grandchildren, Jessica, Dylan and Hailey.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Monday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Middletown.
Cremation was made at the Oxford Hills Crematory in Chester.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 416 East Main St., Middletown, N.Y. 10940.
Preston K. Banks
Ret. Liberty Emply., 73
Preston K. "Pete" Banks of Liberty, a retired Village of Liberty Street Department employee and a lifelong area resident, died Saturday, November 3, 2001, at his home. He was 73 years of age.
The son of the late Mason and Nellie Deyoe Banks, he was born March 14, 1928, in Lew Beach.
Mr. Banks was an employee of Woods Automotive in Liberty. He owned and operated Pete's Auto Repair and later worked for Donald Nichols Construction in Liberty. An Army veteran, he was also a member of Ontario Hose Co. #3 in Liberty. Mr. Banks was an avid antique car enthusiast and a member of the Catskill Region, Antique Auto Club of America.
He is survived by his wife, Marguerite Blume Banks, at home; a sister, Esther Gockel, and a brother, Edward Banks, both of Lew Beach; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Harris Funeral Home, West Street at Buckley, in Liberty on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with Arthur Henry officiating.
Burial will be made in the Lew Beach Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Orange-Sullivan Hospice, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550 or to the charity of one's choice.
Virginia S. Clewell, 85
Co-Owned Cider Mill
Virginia S. Clewell, a resident of the Ellen Memorial Health Care Center in Honesdale, Pa., died there on Friday, November 2, 2001. She was 85 years of age.
The daughter of the late Charles and Bertha Serfass Shankweiler, she was born September 12, 1916, in Nazareth, Pa. She was the widow of Earl Clewell who died in 1984.
She was a former resident of Nazareth and Belfast, Pa., and co-owner of the Clewell Cider Mill in Belfast for 26 years. Retiring in 1971, she was a previous office employee at the former Nazareth Waste Mill. Mrs. Clewell was a 1933 graduate of Nazareth High School and attended Churchman's Business School in Easton, Pa.
Mrs. Clewell was a member of the Fork's United Church of Christ in Stockertown, Pa. as well as a member of the Adult Fellowship of the church, and a member of the Lora Club and the Lora/Mora Chorus, both in Nazareth.
She is survived by two sons, Jeffrey Clewell of Beach Lake, Pa., and Scott Clewell of West Yellowstone, Mont.; two grandchildren; a great-grandchild; two step-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Fork's United Church of Christ, 200 Sullivan Trail, Stockertown, Pa., on Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m.
Services will be held at the church at 11 a.m. Wednesday.
Burial will be made in the Fork's Cemetery in Stockertown, Pa., on Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Fork's United Church of Christ Memorial Fund, 4500 Sullivan Trail, Stockertown, Pa. 18083.
Clair C. Barry
Hvy. Equip. Oper., 40
Clair "Zeke" C. Barry of Liberty, a lifelong area resident and a heavy equipment operator for Mark Eugene Construction in the Bronx, died Saturday, November 3, 2001, at the Seelig Division of Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 40 years of age.
The son of Ronald and Roberta Ornoff Barry, he was born August 6, 1961, in Liberty.
He is survived by his father of Liberty; his mother, Roberta Stanton of Liberty; his wife, Veronica Barry of Beacon; his paternal grandmother, Clara Barry of Liberty; a son, Christopher Barry of Liberty; an aunt, Jacklyn Coger of Seven Lakes, N.C.; a brother, Lynn Barry of Liberty; two sisters, Wendy Rosenblum of Rock Hill and Rebecca Barry of Cooks Falls; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Ramsay's Funeral Home, 275 S. Main St., Liberty, on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Services will be held at the funeral home on Thursday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Bridgette LeConey officiating.
Burial will be made in the Laurel Hill Cemetery in White Sulphur Springs.