December 14, 2001
Mary Bolda of Woodbourne, a homemaker, died Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 95 years of age.
The daughter of the late Edward and Katherine Kowalik, she was born April 8, 1906, in Poland. She was the widow of Roman Piercynski who died November 16, 1951, and Leon Bolda who died July 6, 1998.
She is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Irene and Stanley Kurpisz and Viola Knopka; four grandchildren, Jeanine Quinn and her husband Brian, Laura Micelotta, Walter Lipko and his companion Valerie Powers. and Elyse Koenig and her companion Robert Gerak; six great-grandchildren, Edel, Sally and Brendan Quinn, Jenna Micelotta and Christopher and Matthew Gerak. She was predeceased by Ladislaus and Dorothy Lipko and Anthony Knopka.
Friends may call at the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Woodbourne on Tuesday from 9:30 to 11 a.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Woodbourne with Fr. John Lynch officiating.
Katherine Knibbs of Middletown, a homemaker and a longtime area resident, died Monday, December 10, 2001, at the Horton Medical Center in Middletown. She was 85 years of age.
The daughter of the late Frederick and Caroline Rassmusen Reichle, she was born May 20, 1916, in Hicksville. She was the widow of Richard Space Knibbs.
Mrs. Knibbs was a member of the Middletown North Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses.
She is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Richard George and Bonnie Knibbs of Bloomingburg and Bob Knibbs of Schenectady; two daughters and sons-in-law, Judith and Bob Jones of Schenectady and Linda and Mervin Ayers of Middletown; six grandchildren, Richard, Robert, Audra, Scott, Darcy and Robert; two brothers, Julian Reichle of Walden and Frederick Reichle of the Hamlet of Wallkill; two sisters, Olive Poradish of Texas and Frances Roux of the state of Florida; 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Trina Bennett.
A memorial service will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Kingdom Hall of Middletown North Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses, 511 Mount Hope Road, Middletown.
Memorial contributions may be made to Kingdom Hall of Middletown North Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses, Middletown, N.Y. 10940.
Sanitation Worker, 48
Warren McCombs of Warwick, a sanitation worker with Sonny Boy Sanitation in Slate Hill, died Monday, December 10, 2001, at St. Anthony's Hospital in Warwick. He was 48 years of age.
The son of Alberta Groom McCombs and the late Charles McCombs, he was born October 15, 1953, in Goshen.
He is survived by his mother of Warwick; three sons, Warren McCombs Jr. of Youngsville, Lawrence Wilson of Newburgh and Erik McCombs of Lincoln Park, N.J.; four daughters, Elizabeth McCombs of New Windsor, Kelly McCombs and Kimberly McCombs, both of Monroe, and Vicki Conklin of Walden; two brothers, Charles McCombs of Woodridge and John McCombs of Warwick; a sister, Frances Osburn of Warwick; 14 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Thursday at the Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home in Warwick.
Interment was made in the Warwick Cemetery.
Sylvia Manchik, 73
Ret. Owner Bung. Colony
Sylvia Manchik of Ferndale, the retired owner and operator of the Blue Paradise Bungalow Colony and a longtime area resident, died Tuesday, December 11, 2001, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 73 years of age.
The daughter of the late Louis and Ray Levy, she was born September 17, 1928, in Brooklyn. She was the widow of Benjamin Manchik.
Mrs. Manchik was a member of the Knights of Pythias Catskill Mountain Lodge #820 in Liberty.
She is survived by two sons, Ronald and Steven Manchik, both at home; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Wednesday at the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello with Rabbi Isaac Gottlieb officiating.
Burial was made in the Knollwood Park Cemetery in Ridgewood, Queens.
Shiva will be observed at the family home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Oncology Unit of the Catskill Regional Medical Center, Harris, N.Y. 12742.
Edward D. Meckle
Truck Driver, 77
Edward D. Meckle of Damascus, Pa., an over-the-road truck driver for Teamsters Local 445 in Maybrook and a longtime area resident, died Wednesday, December 12, 2001, at the Grover Hermann Division of Catskill Regional Medical Center in Callicoon. He was 77 years of age.
The son of the late Fred and Helen Johnson Meckle, he was born August 7, 1924, in Oneonta.
Mr. Meckle was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Pacific Theatre of War. He was a member of the Allan Milk Memorial Post No. 7276, Veterans of Foreign Wars, in Long Eddy.
He is survived by his wife, Laura Minckler Meckle, at home; a son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Kathy Meckle of Callicoon; a brother, Darrell Meckle of Purcelville, Va.; a sister, Elaine Nober of Guilford; a grandson, Loren Meckle of Philadelphia, Pa.; a granddaughter, Kara Meckle of Rochester; several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Callicoon.
Burial will be made in Hillcrest Cemetery in Galilee, Pa.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Damascus Township Volunteer Ambulance Corps, P.O. Box 63, Damascus, Pa. 18415.
Ret. Kitchen Wkr., 79
Herman Goldstein of Swan Lake, a retired kitchen worker, employed at the Red Barn in Swan Lake from 1975 until it closed, and a 26-year area resident, died Saturday, December 8, 2001, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 79 years of age.
He was born December 4, 1922, in New York City. He came to Sullivan County in 1974 and became a Sullivan ARC Program participant, working at Sullivan Industries until going to work at the Red Barn.
In a family statement, it was said, "He will be missed and always be remembered as a kind, caring gentleman."
Mr. Goldstein is survived by a sister, Rachel Goldstein of Liberty; and many friends from ARC.
Services were held Wednesday at the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello with Rabbi Marvin Goldman officiating.
Burial was made in the Swan Lake Synagogue Cemetery in Liberty.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sullivan ARC, 934 E. Broadway, Monticello, N.Y. 12701, the Swan Lake Adult Home at Swan Lake, N.Y. 12783, or Walnut Mountain Care Center, Liberty, N.Y. 12754.
Retired Nurse, 55
Martha Kowalczyk of Ferndale, a retired Sullivan County Department of Community Services Mental Health nurse and a longtime area resident, died Wednesday, December 12, 2001, at the Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla. She was 55 years of age.
The daughter of the late Karl and Herta Weiss Goerges, she was born November 1, 1946, in Bonn, Germany.
She is survived by her husband, Peter A. Kowalczyk, at home; two sons, Christopher Cotte of Albany and Brian Kowalczyk, at home; two brothers, Karl Goerges of Lake Grove and Robert Goerges of Florida; a sister-in-law, Marianne Goerges of Syosset; and two nephews.
Friends may call at the Harris Funeral Home, West Street at Buckley in 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 St., Liberty, with Monsignor Edward Straub officiating.
Burial will be made in St. Peter's Cemetery in Liberty.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 159 Green St., Kingston, N.Y. 12401.
Timothy Loizeaux Jr., 75
Ret. Software Developer
Timothy "Tim" R. Loizeaux Jr. of Beaverkill, a retired self-employed software developer, a fuel oil distributor and a longtime area resident, died Tuesday, December 11, 2001, at the Albany Medical Center in Albany. He was 75 years of age.
The son of the late Timothy R. and Florence Douglas Loizeaux Sr., he was born August 3, 1926, in Plainfield, N.J.
A 1950 graduate of Lehigh University, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean War.
While residing in Plainfield, N.J., Mr. Loizeaux served as president of the Rotary Club, was a member of the local board of the Salvation Army, elder and deacon of the First Presbyterian Church and was an 18-year scoutmaster of Troop 5 of the Boy Scouts of America. Relocating to the family retreat in Beaverkill in 1972, he became active in the United Methodist churches of Beaverkill, Lew Beach, Livingston Manor, Parksville and East Branch as an active lay speaker. He taught also Sunday School and was a camp counselor for Methodist youth.
He is survived by his wife of 51 yeas, Rev. Kathryn "Bebe" Loizeaux, at home; three sons and daughters-in-law, Stephen and Barbara Loizeaux of Pleasantville, Mark and Cynthia Loizeaux of Flemington, N.J., and Matthew and Kathy Loizeaux of Harleysville, Pa; a daughter and son-in-law, Harriet and Dr. Walter Dobushak of Kerhonkson; five grandsons; five granddaughters; two sisters, Ellen Loizeaux of Beaverkill and Nancy Pricer of Charlotte, Vt.; and a brother, Dr. A. Drew Loizeaux (U.S. Navy Captain, ret.) of Cape Hatteras, N.C.
Friends may call at the Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home, 29 Pearl St., Livingston Manor, on Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m.
Services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Beaverkill United Methodist Church with Pastor Dorothy Smith, Rev. Bridgette LeConey and Rev. Francis Waite officiating.
Burial will be made in the Beaverkill Cemetery in Beaverkill.
Memorial contributions may be made to the New York Connecticut Foundation, earmarked "Tim Loizeaux Campership Fund," 252 Bryant Ave., White Plains, N.Y. 10605 to enable underprivileged children to attend United Methodist Church summer camps.
Anna M. Claden
Ret. Secretary, 85
Anna M. Claden of Honesdale, Pa., a retired secretary for the Wall Street Journal in New York City and an over 40-year area resident, died Monday, December 10, 2001, at the Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale, Pa. She was 85 years of age.
The daughter of the late David and Anna M. Mary Claden, she was born December 20, 1915, in New York City.
Miss Claden was a member of St. Bernard's Roman Catholic Church, a member of the Beach Lake Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, treasurer of the Beach Lake Cemetery, a member of the Wednesday breakfast prayer group of the Beach Lake United Methodist Church and a member of the Senior Citizens Club of the Beach Lake United Methodist Church, all in Beach Lake, Pa.
She is survived by many, many friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered on Thursday at St. Bernard's Roman Catholic Church in Beach Lake, Pa., with the Rev. Joseph P. Kutch officiating.
Interment was made in the Beach Lake Cemetery in Beach Lake, Pa.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Tusten Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Narrowsburg, N.Y. 12764, or to the Beach Lake Fire Department or St. Bernard's Roman Catholic Church, both at Beach Lake, Pa. 18405.