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January 1, 2002

Victoria Schum
Secretary, 62

Victoria L. Schum of Boca Raton, Fla., a former resident of White Lake and a secretary for Hospice of Northern Virginia in Falls Church, Va., died Monday, December 24, 2001, at Hospice by the Sea in Boca Raton, Fla. She was 62 years of age.
The daughter of the late Harold and Marie Wilson, she was born April 20, 1939, in Brooklyn.
Mrs. Schum was a member of St. Peter's Church in Monticello.
She is survived by two sons, Patrick Shum and his fianceé, Cecelia Herbert, of Staten Island, and Michael Schum of White Lake; a daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Gregory Lekanides of Boca Raton, Fla.; two sisters, Gail Mahoney of Dix Hills and Virginia Flamos of Brooklyn; and four grandchildren, Christina, Athena and Victoria Lekanides and Christine Herbert. She was predeceased by a daughter, Christine Schum.
Friends may call at the Ramsay's Funeral Home, 3534 State Route 55, Kauneonga Lake, on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Services will be held at the funeral home on Monday at 10 a.m.
Burial will be made in the Evergreen Cemetery in Bethel, next to her daughter Christine.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Esther Melnikoff
Ret. Manager, 90

Esther Melnikoff of Ferndale and Boca Raton, Fla., a retired manager of the pharmacy and cosmetics department of the former Sullivan's Department Store in Liberty and a 55-year Ferndale resident, died Wednesday, December 26, 2001, at the West Boca Medical Center in Boca Raton, Fla. She was 90 years of age.
The daughter of the late Samuel and Rose Weissman Brender, she was born October 13, 1911, in the Bronx. She was the widow of Louis Melnikoff who died in 1993 after 58 years of marriage.
Mrs. Melnikoff was a member of the Ferndale Synagogue, B'nai B'rith Women's International and Sisterhood of the Knights of Pythias.
She is survived by three daughters and two sons-in-law, Joan and Joel Ross of Liberty, Harriet and Warren Henner of Greensboro, Ga., and Gayle Friedman of Oyster Bay; two brothers, Nathan and Max Brender, both of Boca Raton, Fla.; a sister, Ruth Bayes of New Jersey; six grandchildren, Steven and his wife, Micky Ross, Kenneth and his wife Tracy Ross, Eric Ross, Harlan Friedman and Ilysse and David Henner; and four great-grandchildren, Joshua, Nicole, Esti and Allison Ross.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday at the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home, 186 Broadway, Monticello, with Rabbi Marvin Goldman officiating.
Burial will be made in the Ferndale Synagogue Cemetery in Ferndale.

Claude B. Snyder
Ret. Supervisor, 82

Claude B. Snyder of New Hampton, a retired supervisor for the Mid-Hudson Psychiatric Center in New Hampton, died Thursday, December 27, 2001, at the Horton Medical Center in Middletown. He was 82 years of age.
The son of the late Wilbur and Ida May Bailey Snyder, he was born August 7, 1919, in Middletown.
Before being employed by the Mid-Hudson Psychiatric Center, Mr. Snyder worked for Spaulding Bakery for 25 years. He was a World War II veteran, serving with the 37th Ordinance. Mr. Snyder was a member of BPOE Lodge #1097 and a member of Hoffman Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons, both in Middletown.
In a family statement it was said, "Claude loved anything to do with cars. He was a race car driver and enjoyed collecting books on racing. He never let anything bother him. He was a quiet and soft spoken man. He was a very laid back man."
He is survived by his lifelong companion, Charlotte Gutowski of New Hampton; a daughter and son-in-law, Rita and Walter Travis of Rock Hill; a son and daughter-in-law, John and Carla Snyder of Marietta, Ga.; and two grandchildren, Joe and Lyra.
Friends may call at the Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, 130 Highland Ave., Middletown, on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m.
A service of remembrance will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.
Interment will be made in the family plot in the Wallkill Cemetery in Phillipsburgh.

Anthony Marceano Sr.
Retired Chef, 75

Anthony "Tony" J. Marceano Sr. of Middletown, a retired chef for the Mid-Hudson Psychiatric Center in New Hampton, died December 26, 2001 at his home. He was 75 years of age.
The son of the late Vincent and Santa Cuomi Marceano, he was born February 3, 1926, in Middletown. He was the widower of Hilda M. Fredericks Marceano who died in 1993.
Mr. Marceano served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of American Legion Post #151, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #692, the Disabled American Veterans, Elks Lodge #1097 and the Knights of Columbus Council #486, all in Middletown.
In a family statement, it was said, "Dad was loved by everyone. There wasn't anything that he wouldn't do to help someone who was in need. He loved fishing but most of all he loved his grandchildren."
He is survived by a son, Anthony J. Marceano Jr. and his companion, Donna Leyden, both of Smallwood; a daughter and son-in-law, Bernadette and Garr Phillips of Middletown; seven grandchildren, Victor Marceano, Traci and Troy Phillips, Kelly Jenkins, Lisa, Lance and Nicholas Phillips; a great-grandson, Michael; three sisters, Angie Speirs and her husband, Bill, of Middletown, Grace Menite of Middletown and Frances Rebelo of Arizona; a brother, Joe-Joe Marceano of Calabash, N.C.; his companion, Grace Carmody of Middletown, and her daughter, Rhonda and family; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Morse Funeral Home on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Elks services will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, followed by Knights of Columbus services at 8 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. on Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 149 Cottage St., Middletown.
Burial will be made in the family plot in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Middletown.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan County, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.

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