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November 9, 2001

Jane B. VanPut
Homemaker, 69

Jane B. VanPut of Brooksville, Fla., a former Livingston Manor resident, died Tuesday, October 23, 2001, at the Hospice Care Center in Brooksville. She was 69 years of age.
The daughter of the late Lester and Jane Bossard, she was born February 28, 1932, in New Brunswick, N.J.
Mrs. VanPut was a member of the Women of the Moose Chapter #229 in Brooksville, Fla.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Lorine and Bryan Lamerand of Livingston Manor; a son, Brett VanPut of King's Park, L.I.; a brother and sister-in-law, Lester and Moira Bossard of Spring Hill, Fla.; three granddaughters, Taylor, Alana and Carly Lamerand; a niece; two nephews; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
A memorial service will be held in February in Brooksville, Fla.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hernando-Pasco Hospice, 12260 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, Fla. 34613.

Mary H. Brackman
Homemaker, 88

Mary Helen Bernard Brackman of Neversink, a homemaker and a 62-year area resident, died Sunday, November 4, 2001, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. She was 88 years of age.
The daughter of Joseph and Mary Kostikowitz Bernard, she was born March 16, 1913, in Connecticut. She was the widow of Thomas Brackman.
Mrs. Brackman is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas P. and Gloria Brackman of Neversink; two granddaughters, Yvonne D. Brackman of Gloversville and Yvette D. Brackman of Lighthouse Point, Fla.; three great-grandchildren, Falon, Shanell and Robert Thomas of Gloversville; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Josephine Brown.
Services were held Wednesday at the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Woodbourne with Pastor Lorraine Ackerman officiating.
Burial was made in the Fantinekill Cemetery in Ellenville.

Lawrence Batinkoff
Ret. Poultryman, 85

Lawrence L. "Larry" Batinkoff of North Hutchinson, Fla., a former resident of Ferndale, died Saturday, November 3, 2001, at the Tandem Health Care of Vero Beach in Florida, after a prolonged illness. He was 85 years of age.
He was born April 6, 1916, in the Bronx. Mr. Batinkoff retired to North Hutchinson Island, Fort Pierce, Fla., in 1971.
Mr. Batinkoff owned and operated one of the leading chicken hatcheries and poultry farms in New York State for over 30 years, while in Ferndale. He was a member of the Board of Directors of Agway, Inc., in Syracuse and was a director and past president of the Board of Directors of the Federal Farm Credit Banks in Springfield, Mass., and Middletown. He also served on a variety of boards in various official positions including Inter-County Farmers Co-operative Association in Woodridge, Cornell University Poultry Department, New York State Cooperative Extension, Community General Hospital and the Ferndale Synagogue, all in New York State, and the North Beach Association in Florida. He was a member of the Beth Israel Temple in Port St. Lucie, Fla.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Rae Batinkoff of North Hutchinson Island, Fla.; a son, Barry Batinkoff of Glenmont; a nephew and a niece, Bennett and Doris Stern of Woodbourne; a brother-in-law, Leon Taslitt of Ft. Pierce, Fla.; and a grandson, Randall Batinkoff of Santa Monica, Calif.
Graveside services and burial were held Wednesday at the Beth El Memorial Park in Ft. Pierce, Fla.

Thelma A. LeBlanc
Homemaker, 80

Thelma Allen LeBlanc of Monticello, a homemaker and a lifelong area resident, died Monday, November 5, 2001, at the Seelig Division of Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 80 years of age.
The daughter of the late Russell and Thelma Stoddard Allen, she was born April 9, 1921, in Monticello. Mrs. LeBlanc was a member of St. Peter's Church in Monticello.
She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Leonard LeBlanc, at home; a son, Richard "Rick" LeBlanc of Alburg, Vt.; a brother, Russell Norbury Allen of Middletown; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a sister, Marjorie "Peggy" Bates.
Cremation was made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Services were private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Catskill Dialysis Center, P.O. Box 855, Monticello, N.Y. 12701.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Monticello.

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