January 11, 2002
Ret. Custodian, 83
Robert Kyrk of Liberty, a retired custodian for the Tri-Valley School District, and the former owner of a sanitation business, died Sunday, January 6, 2002, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 83 years of age.
The son of the late Elmer and Myrtle Dumond Kyrk, he was born February 22, 1918, in Liberty. He was the widower of Marie Turner Kyrk who died in 2000.
Mr. Kryk was a member of the Liberty Baptist Church.
He is survived by four sons, John Kyrk of California, Donald Kyrk of Liberty, William Kyrk of Binghamton and Arnold Kyrk of Livingston Manor; two daughters, Janet Snyder of Binghamton and Roberta Kyrk Chavez of Ohio; a sister, Frances Gorton of West Virginia; eight grandchildren, Peter, Kathi, Randy, Michelle, Patricia, Rebecca, Amy and Jordan; and a great-granddaughter, Rachel. He was predeceased by two brothers, George Kyrk and Richard Kyrk, and two sisters, Cora and Maybelle.
Cremation was private.
Burial of the cremains will be made in the spring in the Claryville Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements were made by Ramsay's Funeral Home in Liberty.
John J. Cofsky, 68
John J. Cofsky of Liberty died Sunday, January 6, 2002, at his home. He was 68 years of age.
He was born in Hollis on March 15, 1933.
Mr. Cofsky was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War and the recipient of a Purple Heart. He was a member of the Russell D. Sprague Post #109, American Legion, in Liberty; a life member of the Disabled American Veterans; and a member of St. Peter's R.C. Church in Liberty.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Gloria Cofsky, at home; a step-daughter, Rose Gerber of Liberty; a sister, Irene Sutara of Las Masa, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:45 a.m. at St. Peter's Church, 264 North Main St., Liberty, with the Rev. Ivan Csete officiating.
Burial, with military honors, will be held at the Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Liberty.
Ret. Food Salesman, 71
Anthony Colosimo of Loch Sheldrake, a retired gourmet food salesman, died suddenly Monday, January 7, 2002, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 71 years of age.
The son of the late Paolo and Rosina Bonacci Colosimo, he was born September 19, 1930, in Calbria, Italy.
Mr. Colosimo was a member of St. Peter's R.C. Church in Liberty.
He is survived by a brother, Saverio "Sam" Colosimo of Brooklyn; and many cousins in Italy and Australia.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Thursday at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Woodbourne with Fr. John Lynch officiating.
Burial was made in St. Raymond's Cemetery in the Bronx.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Woodbourne.
Adolph C. Wagner
Ret. Egg Distributor, 96
Adolph C. Wagner of North Branch, the founder and president of the former Wagner Farms, Inc., which supplied eggs throughout New York State for many years, died Monday, January 7, 2002, at his home, after a short illness. He was 96 years of age.
The son of the late Adolph C. Sr. and Susan Mulvey Wagner, he was born in Obernburg on April 1, 1905.
A former member of the Callicoon Center Band, he at one time also had a dance band and played at many local dances. Mr. Wagner was also a member of St. Mary's R.C. Church in Obernburg and a 64-year member of the Callicoon Center Fire Department.
When Mr. Wagner and his wife celebrated their (December 8) 75th wedding anniversary three years ago, he was on the floor dancing with his nieces and granddaughters the whole afternoon.
He is survived by his wife of 78 years, Wilma Poley Wagner, at home; a daughter and son-in-law, Joy D. and John C. Klemm of Bogota, N.J.; four grandchildren, Gerald Mootz Jr. of Poughkeepsie, Jack Mootz and Susan Naughton, both of Callicoon Center, and April Dawn Shinske of Mount Laurel, N.J.; 12 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a daughter, Alice Mootz, and two grandchildren, Denise and Dennis Mootz.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at St. Mary's R .C. Church in Obernburg on Friday at 11 a.m. with Fr. John "Gus" Richardson officiating.
Burial will be made in St. Mary's Cemetery in Obernburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's R.C. Church, Obernburg, N.Y. 12767.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville.
Harriet V. Dart
Homemaker, LPN, 76
Harriet V. Dart of Middletown, a homemaker and a lifelong area resident, died Tuesday, January 8, 2002, at the Orange County Residential Health Care Facility in Goshen. She was 76 years of age.
The daughter of the late William D. and Selina J. Deyo Miller, she was born August 2, 1925, in Middletown.
Mrs. Dart was also a practical nurse and had spent many years as a 4-H group leader.
She is survived by her husband, Willard H. Dart, at home; two sons and a daughter-in-law, William Dart of Middletown and Robert and Maureen Dart of Pine Bush; two brothers and their wives, Norman and Fran Miller of Middletown and Harry and Joan Miller of Battle Creek, Mich.; four sisters, Norma Crawford of Middletown, Shirley Patton of Oceanside, Calif., Rosemarie Sharon of Clarksville, Ind., and Darlene Morris and her husband, Carl, of Loch Sheldrake; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Robert Miller, and two brothers-in-law, Donald Crawford and Donald Patton.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at the Ralston-Lippincott-Hasbrouck-Ingrassia Funeral Home, 71 West Main St., Middletown.
Burial will be made in the Wallkill Cemetery in Phillipsburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Jennie H. Bowen
Ret. Lab Emply., 96
Jennie Housecamp Bowen of Stony Point, a retired employee of Lederle Laboratories, retiring in 1967, and a 35-year area resident, died Sunday, January 6, 2002. She was 96 years of age.
Born March 20, 1905, in Clifton, N.J., she was the widow of David F. Bowen who died in 1971.
She is survived by five daughters, Elizabeth Maher of West Haverstraw, Evelyn Barberi of Montrose, Colo., Doris Schlosser of Glen Spey, Jean Barns of Weaver, Ala., and Barbara Taylor of Liberty; 18 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and at least 19 great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, David E. Bowen, who died in 1987.
Services were held Wednesday at the T.J. McGowan Sons Funeral Home in Garnerville.
Burial was made in St. Anthony's Cemetery in Nanuet.