November 27, 2001
Ret. Laundress, 77
Lila Driscoll of Monticello, a retired employee of the Monticello Steam Laundry and a longtime area resident, died Thursday, November 22, 2001, at the Seelig Division of Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 77 years of age.
The widow of Frank Decker, she was born June 24, 1924, in North Dakota.
She is survived by a step-son, Frank Decker of South Fallsburg; three step-daughters, Ruth Foley of Monticello, Donna Decker of Hurleyville and Shirley Pergram of Ohio; several step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Services were held Saturday at the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Woodbourne with the Rev. Jay Vogelaar officiating, followed by cremation.
Teacher's Aide, 57
Karen Horton of Wurtsboro, a teacher's aide for Head Start in Middletown, died unexpectedly on Friday, November 23, 2001, at the home of her daughter. She was 57 years of age.
The daughter of Claude Ryan and the late Ida Emery Ryan, she was born September 20, 1944, in Suffern.
Mrs. Horton is survived by her father and step-mother, Margie Ryan of the state of Florida; two sons, Shaun Conklin of Wurtsboro and Shayn Conklin of Otisville; two daughters, Selle Conklin of Wurtsboro and Selyn Conklin of Greene; two brothers, Lloyd Ryan of Bloomingburg and Mark Ryan of Circleville; two sisters, Barbara Tallet of Smithville, and June Feringa of Binghamton; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Wayne Ryan.
Services were held Monday at the Morse Funeral Home in Middletown with the Rev. Jeffrey Farley officiating.
Private burial of the cremains will be made in the New Vernon Old School Baptist Cemetery.
Michael L. Perry
Michael L. Perry of Livingston Manor, a laborer at M B Consultants Ltd., in South Fallsburg and a lifelong area resident, died Thursday, November 22, 2001, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 51 years of age.
The son of Albert W. and Hazel Tuttle Perry, he was born April 6, 1950, in Hancock.
He is survived by his mother of Livingston Manor; his longtime companion, Betty Rolland, at home; a daughter, Tina Olivo of South Fallsburg; two step-sons, Loren Perry Jr. of Livingston Manor and Glen Rolland of Liberty; five brothers, Marvin Perry, Francis Perry, James Perry, and John Perry, all of Livingston Manor, and Steve Perry of Norwich; four sisters, Rose Thomas of Norwich, Lucy Alger and Rachel Tucker, both of Livingston Manor, and Candy Sherman of Phoenix, Ariz.; eight grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services were held Monday at the Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home in Livingston Manor.
Burial was made in the Beaverkill Cemetery in Beaverkill.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family, c/o Betty Rolland, P.O. Box 1257, Livingston Manor, N.Y. 12758.
Commital Services for
A commital service for Constantine Fotiades, who died October 4, 2001, will be held at noon on Tuesday, November 27, at the Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery, Infirmary Road, Liberty, with full military honors. Father Thomas Jones will officiate.
Arrangements are by the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Callicoon.
John Rogers, 81
John Rogers of Parksville, a retired maintenance supervisor for the New York City Police Department at the 111th Precinct in Bayside, died Friday, November 23, 2001, at the Seelig Division of Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris after a short illness. He was 81 years of age.
The son of the late George and Martha Rogers, he was born April 26, 1920, in Louisburgh, N.C.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Thelma Barnett Rogers, at home; a son, Mark Rogers of Parksville; and a brother, Percy Rogers of North Carolina. He was predeceased by 10 brothers and sisters.
Friends may call Wednesday from noon until 2 p.m. at the Ramsay's Funeral Home, 275 So. Main Street, Liberty.
A prayer service will be held at 2 p.m. with Msgr. Edward Straub officiating.
Burial will be made in St. Peter's Cemetery in Liberty.
Ret. Laborer, 91
Eugene Raponi of Middletown, a retired laborer for the New York State Highway Department of Transportation in Middletown, died Saturday, November 24, 2001, at St. Teresa's Nursing Home in Middletown. He was 91 years of age.
The son of the late Dominick and Teresa Leonetti Raponi, he was born October 31, 1910, in Italy.
Mr. Raponi was a communicant of St. Joseph Church and the Holy Name Society, both in Middletown.
He is survived by his wife, Julia Bianchi Raponi, at home; a son, Eugene Dominick Raponi of Forestburgh; four daughters, Anita Swenson and Juanita Marchellus, both of Middletown, Angela Usobiaga of Pleasantville and Theresa Lichwick of Kingston; two brothers, Mariano and Gidio Raponi, both of Middletown; three sisters, Valia Calli and Catherine Marino, both of Middletown, and Philomena Pizza of Modena; a half-brother, Leo Raponi of Memphis, Tenn.; a half-sister, Teresa Kindberg of the State of Florida; 16 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Middletown.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Church, 149 Cottage St., Middletown, N.Y. 10940.
Bertram W. Eisenberg
Bertram W. Eisenberg of Parksville, a partner of the former Appelbaum and Eisenberg for 35 years and more recently of Eisenberg and Kirsch, died Saturday, November 24, 2001, at his home. He was 71 years of age.
The son of the late Mary and Louis Eisenberg, he was born in Phoenix, Ariz. He was the widower of Carlene Brown Eisenberg to whom he was married for 40 years.
Mr. Eisenberg was the youngest graduate from Liberty High School at the age of 13. He completed his education at Syracuse University and Harvard Law School, graduating Magna Cum Laude.
Upon his enlistment in the Army, he was assigned to the JAG 11th Airborne as a First Lieutenant at Fort Campbell, Kty. He began his professional career in Binghamton. In 1960, he joined Sidney Appelbaum to establish the firm of Appelbaum and Eisenberg, a partnership of 35 years and more recently he developed the firm of Eisenberg and Kirsch.
Mr. Eisenberg was a member of the Sullivan County Bar Association and early in his career was inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers. In 1990, he was appointed to the New York State Board of Professional Responsibilities, dealing with ethical violations. He also served for many years on the Liberty School Board of Education and aided many scholarship programs.
He is survived by his wife; two sons and daughters-in-law, Stephen W. and Peggy Eisenberg of Port St. Lucie, Fla., and Lawrence D. and Jennifer Eisenberg of Liberty; a granddaughter, Megan Frances Eisenberg of Liberty; a sister, Gloria Damico-Pollack of West Hills, Calif.; a brother and sister-in-law, Norman J. and Toby Eisenberg of La Jolla, Calif.; a niece, Sherijo Damico of Sherman Oaks, Calif.; a nephew, David L. Eisenberg of La Jolla, Calif.; and numerous cousins.
Services were held Sunday at the Congregation Ahavath Israel Synagogue in Liberty followed by graveside services and burial at the Parksville Hebrew Cemetery. Rabbi Marvin Goldman officiated.
The family will sit shiva at the home of Larry Eisenberg, 86 Old Loomis Road, Liberty.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Eisenberg Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Mary Grabowski, Liberty Central High School, 125 Buckley St., Liberty, N.Y. 12754.
Ret. Clerical Wkr., 71
Barbara D. Pfeufer of Hurleyville, a retired clerical worker for Nassau County Medical Center and a six-year area resident, died Saturday, November 24, 2001, at the Sullivan County Adult Care Center in Liberty. She was 71 years of age.
The daughter of the late Frederick and Barbara Pfeufer, she was born August 23, 1930, on Staten Island. She was the widow of James C. Aevaliotis.
Ms. Pfeufer was a member of St. Paul's Senior Citizens and the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, both in Liberty. She was also a member of the Catholic Widows and Widowers, a foster grandparent for the Liberty School District and a member of the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Woodbourne.
She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, James N. and Bette Aevaliotis and John F. and Laura Aevaliotis, all of Conyers, Ga.; a daughter and son-in-law, Mary Ann and Jim Kosier of Woodbourne; six grandchildren, Michelle Vaeth, J.C. Aevaliotis, Denise Aevaliotis, Kristin Kosier, Cati Aevaliotis and Jamie Aevaliotis; a sister, Mary Sinkevich of Coram, L.I.; a brother, Fred Pfeufer of Lebanon, N.J.; and many nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Church of Immaculate Conception in Woodbourne with Father John Lynch officiating.
Burial will be made in Charles Cemetery in Farmingdale.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Woodbourne.
Patricia A. Chapman
Patricia Ann Chapman of Bloomingburg, a homemaker and a lifelong area resident, died Friday, November 23, 2001, at the Horton Medical Center in Middletown. She was 44 years of age.
The daughter of William and Inez VanNostrand Dodd, she was born February 24, 1957, in Kingston.
She is survived by two sons, William Dodd and Sean Chapman, both at home; three brothers, Bill Dodd of Montgomery, Bob Dodd and Daniel Dodd, both of New Paltz; and a sister, Marilyn Dodd of New Paltz.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the William M. Gagan Funeral Home with Pastor Robert Hewitt officiating.
Cremation will be made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Newburgh.
John Flotard Sr.
Ret. Oper. Engr., 87
John J. Flotard Sr. of Eldred, a retired operating engineer with Local No. 825 and a 60-year area resident, died Thursday, November 22, 2001, at his home. He was 87 years of age.
The son of the late Edward and Mary Armstrong Flotard, he was born January 28, 1914, in Brooklyn. He was the widower of Ruth H. Rice Flotard who died August 15, 1996.
An Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Tusten-Highland Memorial Post No. 6427, Veterans of Foreign Wars, in Narrowsburg.
He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, John J. Jr. and Fran Flotard of Eldred; two granddaughters, Ellen Neu and Dawn Halverson, both of Highland Lake; and two great-grandchildren, Kristina and Ryan. He was predeceased by a brother and two sisters.
Services were held Monday at the Calverton National Cemetery Chapel in Calverton, L.I., followed by burial in the Calverton National Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Sullivan County, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550, or to the American Cancer Society, 407 E. Main St., Middletown, N.Y. 10940.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Gray-Rasmussen Funeral Home in Barryville.
Resort Emply., 77
Janina Stadnicki of Pond Eddy, an employee of the Ukrainian Resort in Glen Spey and a 20-year area resident, died Tuesday, November 20, 2001, at her home. She was 77 years of age.
The daughter of the late Roman and Wilhelmina Mylius Tippe, she was born October 5, 1924, in Poland.
Mrs. Stadnicki was a member of St. Volodymyr's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Glen Spey.
She is survived by her husband, Bogdan Stadnicki, at home; a son, Janusz Stadnicki of Bytom, Poland; three daughters, Boguslawa Lubos of Wevl, Germany, Grazyna Stadnicki of Pond Eddy, and Alexandra Zeglicka of Kamionka Wielka, Poland; two brothers, Wieslaw Tippe of Olkusz, Poland, and Zbigniew Tippe of Warsaw, Poland; and three grandchildren, Matthew Lubos, Pawel Zeglicka and Damian Zeglicka.
Services were held Saturday at the Gray-Parker Funeral Home in Port Jervis, followed by a Liturgy Mass at St. Volodymr's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Glen Spey with Rev. Olesksa Kostyk officiating.
Burial will be made in St. Mary's Cemetery in Kamionka Wielka, Poland.
Allen E. Stawski
Electrical Lineman, 71
Allen Edward Stawski, a 24-year resident of Orlando, Fla., and an electrical lineman, died Wednesday, November 21, 2001. He was 71 years of age.
Mr. Stawski was born on Long Island.
He was a member of the Conway United Methodist Church. A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, he was a past commander of the Roosa-Fleming Post No. 161, Veterans of Foreign Wars, in Port Jervis.
Mr. Stawski is survived by his wife, Phyllis D. Stawski, of Orlando, Fla.; a daughter, Durlene Foley of Wurtsboro; two sons, John Stawski of Orlando, Fla., and Allen Stawski Jr. of Atlanta, Ga.; two brothers, Francis Stawski of Long Island and David Stawski of Matamoras, Pa.; a sister, Frances Annette Berdinker of Orlando, Fla.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Memorial services were held Saturday at the Conway United Methodist Church in Florida.