November 16, 2001
Retired Tailor, 83
Dosie Walker of Monticello, a longtime area resident and a retired tailor for Oakley Cleaners in Monticello, died Monday, November 12, 2001, at the Seelig Division of Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 83 years of age.
The son of the late Robert and Lula Moore Walker, he was born November 30, 1917, in Windsor Bert, N.C. He was the widower of Cecelia J. Walker who died June 29, 1998.
Mr. Walker was a member of Bethlehem Temple Church and the BPOE Lodge, both in Monticello, and the Sullivan Chapter of NAACP.
He is survived by four sons, Roger L. Walker, Thomas D. Walker, Robert J. Walker and Ira G. Walker, all of Monticello; two daughters, Martha Hargress of New York City and Mary E. Walker Steele of Monticello; 22 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by two sons, Freddy and Joseph Walker, and a granddaughter, Sharon Hall.
Friends may call at the Bethlehem Temple Church, Fairgrounds Road, Monticello, on Saturday from 11 a.m. to noon.
Services will be held at noon on Saturday at the church with the Rev. Mervin Armstead officiating.
Burial will be made in the Rock Ridge Cemetery in Monticello.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Bethlehem Temple Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 178, Monticello, N.Y. 12701.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Monticello.
Kristen Jannicelli of Swan Lake, a homemaker, formerly of Bergen and Monmouth counties in New Jersey, died Monday, November 12, 2001, at the Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla. She was 36 years of age.
The daughter of Nels and Nancy Fream Anderson, she is also survived by her husband, Robert M. Jannicelli, at home; three sisters, Robin, Lisa Kennedy and Katherine; her mother- and father-in-law, Joseph and Elithe Jannicelli; a sister-in law, Dena Sullivan; and brother-in-law, Joseph Jannicelli.
Services will be held at 9 a.m. on Friday at the Volk Leber Funeral Home, 268 KinderKamack Rd., Oradell, N.J., followed by a Funeral Liturgy at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph's R.C. Church in Oradell.
Cremation will be private.
Stacy S. DeVino
Stacey Sandman DeVino of Forestburgh, a secretary for Dr. Joyce Garber in Monticello and a longtime area resident, died Tuesday, November 13, 2001, at the Seelig Division of Catksill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 40 years of age.
The daughter of Emanuel and June B. Marks Sandman, she was born October 26, 1961, in Brooklyn. She was the widow of Vincent DeVino.
Mrs. DeVino was a member of the Sullivan County AIDS Task Force.
She is survived by a sister, Robyn Burns of Chicago, Ill.; three brothers, Terry Sandman of Chicago, Ill., Brett Sandman of Fishkill and Russel Sandman of Long Beach; several nieces and nephews; and her close friend, Dr. Joyce Garber and her family.
Friends may call at the Monticello home of Joyce Garber on Sunday, November 18.
Graveside services and burial will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday at the New Montefiore Cemetery in Pinelawn.
Memorial contributions may be made to Sullivan County AIDS Task Force or any animal rescue organization.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello.
Sophie "Dotty" Foster of Woodbourne, a homemaker and a longtime area resident, died Tuesday, November 13, 2001, at her home. She was 80 years of age.
The daughter of the late Savo and Vasa Yovetich Shock, she was born January 29, 1921, in Nashwauk, Minn. She was the widow of James L. Foster.
Mrs. Foster was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary to VFW Post No. 8510 in Nashwauk, Minn.; a member of the senior citizens of South Fallsburg, the AARP of Grahamsville and an honorary life member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Woodbourne Fire Department.
She is survived by two daughters, Sheri Foster Witzak of Woodbourne and Donna Maday of Middletown; two grandsons, David Conklin of Liberty and James Maday of Tennessee; two brothers, Stan Shock and Hugo Shock, both of Minnesota; three sisters, Rose Passeri and Dorothy Michels, both of Minnesota, and Donna Bonnovich of North Dakota.
Friends may call at the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home, 396 Main St., Woodbourne, on Friday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.
Firematic services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Rev. Paul Z. Ruter officiating.
Burial will be made in the Woodbourne Reform Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Sullivan and Orange County, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550 or to the Woodbourne First Aid Squad, Woodbourne, N.Y. 12788.
Philena Heisler of Liberty, a homemaker and lifelong area resident, died Tuesday, November 13, 2001, at the Seelig Division of Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 89 years of age.
The daughter of the late William and Pearl Grant Hotchkin, she was born December 6, 1911, in Neversink. She was the widow of Edward Heisler who died February 24, 1990.
Mrs. Heisler was a member of the Liberty United Methodist Church.
She is survived by two daughters, Eileen Johnson of Liberty and Jennie Worden of Hurleyville; two sisters, Pearl Asthalter and Mary Kahn, both of Liberty; eight grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a daughter, Jean Allison.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Ramsay's Funeral Home in Liberty.
Burial will be made in the Rural Cemetery in Grahamsville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Liberty United Methodist Church, North Main St., Liberty, N.Y. 12754.
Vincent Wilhelm Sr.
Ret. Airlines Emply., 78
Vincent J. Wilhelm Sr. of Wurtsboro Hills, a former employee of American Airlines and a longtime area resident, died Saturday, November 10, 2001, at the Arden Hill Hospital in Goshen. He was 78 years of age.
The son of the late Rudolph and Marie Wilhelm, he was born March 21, 1923, in Astoria.
A World War II 3rd Marine Division veteran, he took part in battles in Guam, Bougainvillea and Iwo Jima. He was a member of Holy Name Society of St. Joseph's in Wurtsboro and the Knights of Columbus Immaculate Conception Council 11449 in Astoria.
In a family statement, it was said, "He was a great and caring husband, father, grandfather and friend and will be truly missed."
He is survived by his wife, Grace; two sons and daughters-in-law, Steven and Marilyn Wilhelm of Astoria and Vincent Jr. and Gloria Wilhelm of Brentwood, Tenn.; and four grandchildren, Steven Jr., Katrina, Magen and Erich.
A Mass of the Resurrection was offered at St. Joseph's R.C. Church in Astoria on Wednesday.
Interment was made in Calvary Cemetery in Woodside.
Roger James Ackerley of Grahamsville, a lifelong area resident and a farmer, died Tuesday, November 13, 2001, at his home. He was 83 years of age.
The son of Archie E. and Bertha Slater Ackerley, he was born November 21, 1917, in Grahamsville.
Mr. Ackerley was a member of the Grahamsville Reformed Church, the Sheephill Rod and Gun Club in Fallsburg, the Holstein-Fresian Association and a lifelong member of the Grahamsville Fire Company.
In a family statement, it was said, "He was a man that fully enjoyed his life and work, will be long remembered as a terrific story teller and for his peppermint candies. He joins in heaven his wife, Georgienna Edward Ackerley, his parents, a brother, Clinton and a sister, Virginia."
His legacy lives on in his four children and their spouses, Archie J. and Lois Ackerley of Claryville, Donald E. and Loretta Ackerley of Grahamsville, Jane L. and Carl Houghtaling of Neversink and Linda A. and Rick Taylor of Grahamsville; 17 grandchildren, Rosemary, Brenda, Robin, Scott, Alissa, Pamela, Clinton, John, Yvonne, Todd, Eben, Archie Jr., Kevin, Roger, Tracey, Tara and Eric; 13 great-grandchildren, Shy, Shaw, Aubrey, Jemal, Amanda M., Christopher, Dean, Alexa, Mikayla, Amanda D., Colin, Chloe and Andrew; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Thursday at the Loucks Funeral Home in Ellenville with the Revs. Lorraine Coscia Ackerman and Paul Z. Ruter officiating.
Cremation was private.
Burial of the cremains will be made at a later time.
Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Orange/Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550 or the charity of one's choice.
Marian L. Noble
Marian L. Noble of Boyds Mills (Calkins), Pa., a homemaker and lifelong area resident, died Monday, November 12, 2001, at the Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale, Pa. She was 73 years of age.
The daughter the late John and Julia Rutledge Davis, she was born October 15, 1928, in Milanville, Pa., the youngest of 14 children.
She left her native area and resided many years in West Cape May, N.J., where she was elected and served a term as commissioner and a term as mayor of West Cape May. She was a lifetime volunteer for the Mental Health Foundation in West Cape May, a former member of the West Cape May Fire Department Women's Auxiliary, a former Girl Scout leader in West Cape May and active on the Republican Committee of Cape May County. She was also a member of the Calkins Ladies Aid Society in Calkins, Pa.
She is survived by her husband, Albert Noble, at home; five daughters, Julile Stahle of Harrisburg, Pa., Jeanette Scheidell and Helen Whalen, both of Villas, N.J., Joan Becica of Mattapoisett, Mass., and Jill Infanto of North Cape May, N.J.; a sister, Alma Misar of Tyler Hill, Pa., and a brother, Orson Davis of Minisink Ford; six grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at the Rasmussen Sons Funeral Home in Narrowsburg with the Rev. Lane Jones officiating.
Cremation will be made at the Twin Tiers Crematory in Endicott.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Damascus Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Damascus, Pa. 18415 or to the Beach Lake Volunteer Fire Department, Beach Lake, Pa.
Maria T. Alejandro
Maria T. Alejandro of Parksville, a homemaker and a longtime area resident, died Wednesday, November 14, 2001, at the Seelig Division of Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 86 years of age.
The daughter of the late Louis and Maria Gonzales Melendez, she was born November 6, 1915, in Puerto Rico.
Mrs. Alejandro was a communicant of St. Peter's R.C. Church in Liberty.
She is survived by three daughters, Martha Estevez of Parksville, Doris Holwell of Liberty and Ileana Alejandro of Sparr, Fla.; a son, Andres Alejandro of Parksville; four sisters, Mercedes Caballero and Anna Caballero, both of Queens, and Adria Figueroa and Celie Vidal, both of the state of Florida; two brothers, Paul Melendez of Florida and Louis Melendez of New Jersey; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Harris Funeral Home, West Street at Buckley, Liberty, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:45 a.m. Saturday at St. Peter's Church, 264 North Main Street, Liberty, with Monsignor Edward Straub officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105.