Ret. Machinist, 83
Vincent M. Augustine of Livingston Manor, the former owner/operator of F&S Machine Shop in Livingston Manor, a retired machinist for Keiser Equipment in Livingston Manor, and a longtime area resident, died Thursday, December 13, 2001, at the Roscoe Community Nursing Home. He was 83 years of age.
The son of the late Louis V. and Elizabeth Love Augustine, he was born January 31, 1918, in Brooklyn.
Mr. Augustine is survived by his wife, Elsie Augustine, at home; a son and daughter-in-law, Vincent Jr. and Patricia Augustine of White Sulphur Springs; two daughters and a son-in-law, Florence Diescher of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Lorraine and John Krupp of Livingston Manor; a brother and sister-in-law, Eugene and Charlotte Augustine of Ormand Beach, Fla.; six grandchildren, Diane Augustine, Roseanne Edwards, William Lare, Cathy Speaks, Amy Krupp and Kristine Krupp; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by four brothers.
There will be no visitation.
Cremation was private.
A committal service will be held later at St. Aloysius Cemetery in Livingston Manor.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Livingston Manor Volunteer Ambulance Corps, P.O. Box 1, Livingston Manor, N.Y. 12758.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home in Livingston Manor.
Paul B. Hunt, 31
Paul B. Hunt of Oneonta, an employee of the Clark Foundation Fernleigh Greenhouse in Cooperstown, died Saturday, December 15, 2001, at his home. He was 31 years of age.
The son of Robert and Virginia Fulton Hunt, he was born February 13, 1970, in Margaretville.
A 1989 graduate of Oneonta High School, Mr. Hunt collected World War II model airplanes. He loved going four-wheeling in his Jeep but most of all he loved spending time with his son, Jared.
He is survived by his parents of Oneonta (former residents of Callicoon); a son, Jared Hunt of Unadilla; a sister, Cheryl Hinkley of Roxbury; a brother, J. Vance Hunt of Oneonta; his maternal grandmother, Irma Fulton of Kenoza Lake; a niece, Kendra Hinkley of Roxbury; a nephew, Erick Hinkley of Roxbury; his special friend, Donna of Fly Creek; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Bookhout Funeral Home, 357 Main St., Oneonta, with the Rev. Rodney Johnson, pastor of the Emmons Methodist Church, officiating.
Burial will be made in the Ouleout Valley Cemetery in Franklin.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Emmons Methodist Church, c/o Marion McKinney, 6 Bronk St., Oneonta, N.Y. 13820 or to the charity of one's choice.
Messages of condolence can be sent to Paul's parents at 143 Hansen Rd., Oneonta, N.Y. 13820.
Mabel A. Cross
Ret. Mail Carrier, 98
Mabel A. Cross of Liberty, a lifelong area resident and a retired rural mail carrier for the U.S. Post Office in Loch Sheldrake, died Friday, December 14, 2001, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 98 years of age.
The daughter of the late Charles and Minnie Eggler Wilfert, she was born October 9, 1903, in Jeffersonville. She was the widow of Percy R. Cross who died in 1953.
Mrs. Cross was a member of the Hurleyville United Methodist Church, the Star Rebecca Lodge in Liberty and was a former schoolteacher in the Hamlet of Neversink in her early years.
She is survived by four sons and three daughters-in-law, Raymond and Gertrude Cross of Ft. Pierce, Fla., Norman Cross of Liberty, Robert and Dalene Cross of Castleton and Russell and Alma Cross of Hurleyville; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Enid Roosa and Lorraine and Richard Comfort, all of Liberty, Irene and Stephen Kurpil and Janice and Joseph Most, all of Ft. Pierce, Fla.; 28 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren; and two cousins, Mae Lindsley of Liberty and Elizabeth Weiss of Sebring, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Glenn Cross, a brother, Nelson Wilfert, and two sisters, Pearl and Edna Wilfert.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at the Ramsay's Funeral Home, 275 S. Main St., Liberty, with Pastor Allen Wachter officiating.
Burial will be made in the family plot in the Liberty Cemetery in Liberty.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hurleyville United Methodist Church, Main St., Hurleyville, N.Y. 12747 or to the Skilled Nursing Unit at the Catskill Regional Medical Center, Bushville Rd., Harris, N.Y. 12742.
Emil J. Johaneman
Ret. Carpenter, 79
Emil J. Johaneman of Willowemoc, a lifelong area resident, a retired self-employed carpenter and a former employee of the City of New York, working on tunnels in Willowemoc, DeBruce and Harvard, died Friday, December 14, 2001, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 79 years of age.
The son of the late Gustave and Della Terwilliger Johaneman, he was born July 2, 1922, in Willowemoc.
A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was the recipient of the Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal, the Good Conduct Medal and the World War II Victory Medal.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Eleanor Johaneman, and his pet, Bucky, both at home; four daughters and two sons-in-law, Carol and Gene Froehlich of Willowemoc, Rita Banks of New Jersey, Mary and Mel Eck of Parksville, and Donna Johaneman and David Diescher of Connecticut; a son and daughter-in-law, Joseph and Julie Johaneman of South Carolina; eight grandchildren, Steven Froehlich, Jeff Froehlich and his wife Lori, Kevin Banks and his wife Amanda, Cheryl Cipolla and her husband, Jamie, Joseph Johaneman, Justin Johaneman, Jessica Dombrowski and Christopher Dombrowski; two great-grandchildren, Dylan Cipolla and Caroline Banks; two sisters, Madlyn Schwartz of Holly Hills, Fla., and Helen Miller of Liberty; two brothers, Claude Johaneman of Livingston Manor and Gustave Johaneman Jr. of Elmira; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, Edward Johaneman and Bobby Johaneman, and a sister, Rose Minati.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at the Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home, 29 Pearl St., Livingston Manor with the Rev. William Lamb officiating.
Burial will be made in the Claryville Cemetery in Claryville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.
Grace E. Vernooy
Grace E. Vernooy of Ulster Heights, a homemaker and a lifelong area resident, died Thursday, December 13, 2001, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 92 years of age.
The daughter of the late John and Elizabeth Erts Hodge, she was born October 20, 1909, in Woodbourne. She was the widow of Harry L. Vernooy.
Mrs. Vernooy was a member of the Ulster Heights United Methodist Church AARP in Grahamsville, and the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) for 10 years. She knitted blankets, gloves, hats and mittens for children and for the elderly.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Elma and Oscar Sherman of Yulan; a sister, Nellie Cypert of Hasbrouck; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Walter.
Services were held Sunday at the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Woodbourne with the Rev. PeggyAnn Sauerhoff officiating.
Burial was made in the Grahamsville Rural Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Catskill Dialysis and Renal Disease, Port Jervis Rd., Monticello, N.Y. 12701.
James A. Williams
Retired Waiter, 62
James "Jay" Allan Williams of Kiamesha Lake, a waiter at the Concord Hotel for many years, died Wednesday, December 12, 2001, at his home, after a long illness. He was 62 years of age.
Born March 13, 1939, in Philadelphia, Pa., he served in the U.S. Navy from 1956 to 1958.
He is survived by his mother, Mary Williams, of Philadelphia, Pa.; his life partner, Jerry Carson; friends, Mickey, Perry, Calvin and Denise, and his friends at Roark's Tavern.
Graveside services and burial with military honors were held at the Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery in Liberty on Monday.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Monticello.
Ret. Caregiver, 60
Alberta "Bertie" Enright of Pine Bush, a former caregiver at the Pine Bush Boarding Home in Pine Bush and a lifelong area resident, died Friday, December 14, 2001, at the Arden Hill Hospital in Goshen. She was 60 years of age.
The daughter of the late Timothy and Ina Mae Kinne Barrett, she was born July 30, 1941, in Pine Bush. She was the widow of James H. Enright Sr. who died October 21, 2001.
Mrs. Enright was a member of the Infant Saviour Church in Pine Bush.
In a family statement, it was said, "Alberta was a devoted wife, mother, mother-in-law, sister, grandmother and nan. With every bird's chirp and each new flower that blossoms, Alberta will be watching over us. She will be deeply missed but never forgotten by her loving children, grandchildren, family and friends."
She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, James B. Jr. and Angela Enright and Tommy J. and May Enright, all of Bloomingburg; two daughters, Brenda L. Enright of Pine Bush and Noreen A. Enright and her fiance, Ronald J. Brizell Jr. of Fair Oaks; five grandchildren, Jason, Timothy, James, Johnny and Jose; two sisters, Joyce Bauer of New Jersey and Irene Kania of Bullville; and a brother, William Barrett of Bloomingburg. She was predeceased by a daughter, a great-grandson, two brothers and a sister.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the William M. Gagan Funeral Home in Pine Bush with the Rev. Alfred Gallant officiating.
Cremation was made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Pine Bush Volunteer Ambulance Corps, P.O. Box 407, Pine Bush, N.Y. 12566.
Frank P. Trzeciak
Ret. Ford Emply., 82
Frank P. Trzeciak of Eldred, a retired employee of the Ford Motor Co. in Wixom, Mich., and a 17-year area resident, died Saturday, December 15, 2001, at the Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis. He was 82 years of age.
Mr. Trzeciak was born February 9, 1919, in Poland and was the widower of Emilia Runge Trzeciak who died December 10, 1999.
A member of St. Anthony's R.C . Church in Yulan, he was a World War II veteran of the Polish Navy and was a Prisoner of War survivor of Auschwitz and Buchenwald
He is survived by a son, Erwin Trzeciak of New York City; a step-daughter, Margaret Vickery of Hazel Park, Mich.; two granddaughters, Alissa and Barbara; and two sisters in Australia.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Anthony's R.C. Church in Yulan with the Rev. Evan Greco officiating.
Burial will be made in St. Anthony's Cemetery in Eldred.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Ambulance Service, Eldred, N.Y. 12732.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Gray-Rasmussen Funeral Home in Barryville.
Maryellen Samuels of Glen Wild, a homemaker, died Friday, December 14, 2001, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 50 years of age.
The daughter of the late Edward and Gladys Natilizio Herling, she was born March 23, 1951, in Queens.
She is survived by her husband, Gary Drexler, at home; a son, Charles Samuels of Monticello; a daughter, Mary Samuels of Glen Wild; two grandchildren, Kayla and Charles; and several brothers and sisters. She was predeceased by a grandson, Andrew.
Friends may call on Wednesday from 9 to 11 a.m. at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 111 Sullivan St., Wurtsboro.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at St. Joseph's R.C. Church, Sullivan St., in Wurtsboro with Father Peter Madori officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family.
Ret. Garageman, 93
Williard G. Westervelt of Cochecton, the retired owner of Willard's Garage in Fosterdale and a lifetime area resident, died Friday, December 14, 2001, at the Fishkill Health Care Center in Beacon. He was 93 years of age.
The son of the late George and Rose Fischer Westervelt, he was born June 18, 1908, in Fosterdale.
Mr. Westervelt was a member of the Fosterdale United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Henrietta Ahneman Westervelt, a resident at the Fishkill Health Care Center in Beacon; two daughters, Caroline Rose Halloran of Poughkeepsie and Ann Krauss of Virginia Beach, Va.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Friends may call on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Cremation will be made at the Twin Tiers Crematory in Endicott.
Burial of the cremains will be made in the Fosterdale Cemetery in Fosterdale.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cochecton Ambulance Corps or the Lake Huntington Fire Department, both at Lake Huntington, N.Y. 12752.