January 29, 2002
Ella L. Ogden, 76
Ret. Owner of El-Ray
Ella L. Ogden of Slate Hill, a retired co-owner of El-Ray Luncheonette and Deli in Slate Hill and a lifelong area resident, died Wednesday, January 23, 2002, at her home. She was 76 years of age.
The daughter of the late Benjamin H. and Astrid Hansen Brundage, she was born August 1, 1925, in Middletown. She was the widow of Raymond M. Ogden.
Mrs. Ogden is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Ruth Ogden of Slate Hill and Raymond L. and Sally Ogden of Bullville; a daughter and son-in-law, Debra and Frank Raymond of Bloomingburg; nine grandchildren, Erick Hossann, Daniel Raymond, Julie Raymond, James Raymond, Frank Raymond Jr., Jennifer Ogden, Scott Ogden, Valerie Ogden and Steven Ogden; five great-grandchildren, Danielle, Ryan, Elissa, Daniel J. and Dylan; two sisters, Evelyn Newhall of Middletown and Gloria Ruby of Arizona; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Sharon Hossann and a granddaughter, Denene Hossann.
Services were held Saturday at the Ralston-Lippincott-Hasbrouck-Ingrassia Funeral Home in Middletown.
Burial was made in the Wallkill Cemetery in Phillipsburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Caroline Auchmoody of Roscoe, a homemaker and a longtime area resident, died Wednesday, January 23, 2002, in Honesdale, Pa. She was 89 years of age.
The daughter of the late Wright L. and Carrie Schoonmaker Auchmoody, she was born January 10, 1913.
Miss Auchmoody was a communicant of Gate of Heaven Catholic Church in Roscoe.
She is survived by several dear friends and neighbors, including Theresa and Raymon Bull and their family.
A Memorial Mass will be offered on Sunday, February 10, 2002, at 11 a.m. in the Gate of Heaven Church, Highland Ave., Roscoe, with the Rev. Alfred Croke officiating.
Graveside services and burial will be made in the Callicoon Center Cemetery in Callicoon Center in the spring.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Harris Funeral Home in Roscoe.
John B. Trinca
Ret. Businessman, 97
John B. Trinca of Roscoe, the retired owner of the Twin Village Bar and Grill in Roscoe and a 40-year area resident, died Thursday, January 24, 2002, in Roscoe. He was 97 years of age.
Born in Clifton, N.J., on February 4, 1904, Mr. Trinca was the founder and longtime owner of the Trinca Airport in Andover, N.J. He was a member of the Roscoe Hose Co. #1, the Roscoe Kiwanis Club and the Roscoe-Rockland Chamber of Commerce, all in Roscoe.
He is survived by his wife, Olga Paluchek Trinca of Newton, N.J.; four sons and three daughters-in-law, Richard and Judy Trinca of Rebersburg, Pa., Joseph and Nancy Trinca of Columbia, N.J., William Trinca of Andover, N.J., and John and Gaye Joyner of Big Bear, Calif.; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Services were held Sunday at the Harris Funeral Home in Roscoe with the Rev. Gerald L. Wondra officiating.
Burial was made in the Newton Cemetery in Newton, N.J. on Monday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the R&R Volunteer Ambulance Corps or the Roscoe Hose Co. #1, both at Roscoe, N.Y. 12776 or to the charity of one's choice.
Grace C. McCloud
Ret. Bookkeeper, 77
Grace C. McCloud of Clinton, S.C., a retired bookkeeper for Warwick Restaurant and Hotel Supply in Warwick, and a 14-year area resident, died Saturday, January 5, 2002, at Laurens County Hospital, S.C., after a long illness. She was 77 years of age.
The daughter of the late Honore P. and Grace B. Schimpf DuFaux, she was born July 11, 1924, in Nyack. She was the widow of George D. McCloud.
She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Deborah L. and Tim Revis of Clinton, S.C., and Linda and Mark Kimble of Bloomingburg; two brothers, H. Paul DuFaux and George DuFaux, both of the state of Florida; two sisters, Eugenie Hoffman of New York and Carol Caldwell of South Carolina; and two grandchildren, Adam Kenworthy and Autumn Grace Kimble of New York.
Services were held January 7 at Gray's Funeral Home Chapel in Clinton, S.C., with the Rev. Dan Compton officiating.
Interment was made in Pine Lawn Perpetual Garden in Clinton, S.C.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of one's choice.
Helen I.W. Howland
Helen Isabelle Washington Howland of Greensboro, N.C., a former longtime resident of Liberty, died Thursday, January 24, 2002, at the home of her daughter. She was 93 years of age.
The fourth of seven children, she was born in Liberty in 1909 and spent the first half of her life there. She and her husband, the late Vernon S. Howland, to whom she was married for 54 years, moved to Florida with their two daughters and she resided there until two-and-a-half years ago when she moved to Greensboro, N.C., to live near her daughter and son-in-law.
In a family statement, it was said, "Helen will be remembered for her dignity, her grace and her humor."
Mrs. Howland is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Maureen H. and Michael Parker of Greensboro, N.C., and Susan and George Levings of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; six grandchildren, Dean Parker and Michael Parker and his wife, Parag, all of Greensboro, N.C., Elizabeth Parker of Newark, Del., Clay Olesen of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and Mark Olesen of New York City; and two sisters, Theresa Vasko and Patricia Whiffen of Pittsfield, Mass.
A Catholic liturgy was offered Saturday at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Greensboro, N.C.
A Memorial Mass will be offered in Liberty in the spring.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Greensboro, 2500 Summit Ave., Greensboro, N.C. 27405 or to the Humane Society, 4525 West Wendover Ave., Greensboro, N.C. 27409.
Pauline M. Johnson
Ret. Housekeeper, 47
Pauline Marie Johnson of Middletown, a former hotel housekeeper and 15-year area resident, died Wednesday, January 16, 2002, at the Horton Medical Center in Middletown. She was 47 years of age.
She is survived by a son, Scott Remaley of Orlando, Fla.; two daughters, Tina Biehl of Bloomingburg and Christine Remaley of Orlando, Fla.; and two brothers, Robert and Ronald Johnson, both of Staten Island. She was predeceased by a sister, Joanne.
Services were held at the Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home in Middletown with Fr. Patrick McGuigan officiating.
Burial was made in the Bloomingburg Rural Cemetery in Bloomingburg.
Carlo Macchia, 82
Carlo Macchia of Middletown, a longtime area resident, died Saturday, January 19, 2002, at the Horton Medical Center in Middletown. He was 82 years of age.
The son of the late Paul and Franchesca Verlezza Macchia, he was born February 21, 1919, in Monroe.
He is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Dominic and Lena Macchia of Newburgh; a sister-in-law, Viola Macchia of Liberty; and several nieces and nephews, including, Star and her husband, Jim Gordon, of Liberty. He was predeceased by two brothers, Paul and Nicholas Macchia.
There will be no visitation.
A Memorial Mass will be offered at 11:45 a.m. on Wednesday at St. Peter's Church in Liberty with Msgr. Edward Straub officiating.
Private cremation was made at Cedar Hill Crematory in Middletown.
Interment of the cremains will be made in St. Peter's Cemetery in Liberty in the spring.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Liberty Lions Club, c/o Leonard Steinberg, P.O. Box 30, Liberty, N.Y. 12754.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home in Livingston Manor.
Emma Gregory of Horton Brook, a homemaker and a lifelong area resident, died Saturday, January 26, 2002, at the Roscoe Community Nursing Home in Roscoe. She was 92 years of age.
The daughter of the late Frank and Veste Hinckley Rood, she was born February 7, 1909, in Horton Brook. She was the widow of Albert Gregory.
Mrs. Gregory is survived by two nieces, Beverly Van Valkenburg and her husband, Wayne, of Horton Brook, and Betty Hineman of New Jersey; and two nephews, Rodney Morgan and his wife, Sharon, of Horton Brook, and Edward Rood of Ellenville.
Graveside services and burial will be held in the Horton Cemetery in Horton in the spring.
Memorial contributions may be made to the R&R Volunteer Ambulance Corps or the Cooks Falls-Horton Fire Company, both at Roscoe, N.Y. 12776.
Charles R. Hartmann
Ret. NYC Fireman, 79
Charles R. Hartmann of Eldred, a retired New York City fireman and a 22-year area resident, died Friday, January 25, 2002, at the Sullivan County Adult Care Center in Liberty. He was 79 years of age.
The son of the late Henry and Anna Mitchel Hartmann, he was born June 15, 1922, in Woodhaven, Queens.
A World War II veteran of the U.S. Army, he was a member of the Tusten-Highland Post No. 6427, Veterans of Foreign Wars, in Eldred, the American Legion in Eldred, and St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church in Shohola, Pa.
Mr. Hartmann is survived by his wife, Ruth Hartmann, at home; a daughter, Jill Hartmann of Asheville, N.C.; four stepchildren; a sister, Loretta Woodruff of Wappingers Falls; and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Monday at St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church in Shohola, Pa., with the Rev. David Cramer officiating.
Interment was made in St. Ann's Cemetery, Shohola, Pa.
Memorial contributions may be made to the New York Firefighters Burn Center Foundation, c/o Engine 66 - Ladder 66, 21 Asch Loop, Bronx, N.Y. 10475 or to the charity of one's choice.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Gray-Rasmussen Funeral Home in Barryville.
Courtney L. Kelly
Ret. From NY Tel, 73
Courtney L. Kelly of Mongaup, a retired employee of the New York Telephone Company and a longtime area resident, died Friday, January 25, 2002, at his home. He was 73 years of age.
The son of the late John and Iva Tompkins Kelly, he was born November 15, 1928, in Fleischmanns.
Mr. Kelly was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America and a member of the United Methodist Church of Mongaup Valley. He was a Korean War veteran of the U. S. Army.
He is survived by his wife, Joan Kelly, at home; two sons and daughters-in-law, David W. and Alice Kelly of Monticello and Larry A. and Cheyenne Kelly of Mongaup Valley; a daughter, and son-in-law, Linda and John Bosket of Windsor; a brother, Robert Kelly of Lake Wales, Fla.; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Sandy Kelly of New Britain, Conn.; two stepchildren, Jimmy Kiefer of Monticello and Linda Helms of Ladson, S.C.; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Paul F. Kelly.
Services were held Monday at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Monticello with the Rev. David Coon officiating.
Cremation was made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Sullivan County, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.
Emily E. Jones
Ret. Fruit Insp., 75
Emily E. Trojahn Jones of Plattekill, a retired fruit inspector for Stanley Orchards in Modena and a 30-year area resident, died Friday, January 25, 2002, at the Kingston Hospital in Kingston. She was 75 years of age.
The daughter of the late John and Florence Schwimm Luscher, she was born April 24, 1926, in Las Cruces, N. Mex.
Mrs. Jones was a life member and treasurer for many years of the Modena Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Charles Jr. and Georgeanna Trojahn of Newburgh; a stepson, Robert Jones of Plattekill; two daughters, Kathy and her husband, Phil Harter of New Paltz and Lisa Golden of Kerhonkson; a grandson, David Trojahn of Liberty; three granddaughters, Melissa Power of Wallkill, Aimee Gadaleto of New Paltz and Lori Anne Golden of Kerhonkson; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Lorie Anne Jones, and three brothers, Edward, William and Robert Luscher.
Funeral services and burial were private.
Ret. Police Insp., 88
Albert Zuckerman of Twinshaven Road off Lackawack Hill in Grahamsville, a 50-year area resident, died Thursday, November 22, 2001, after a long illness. He was 88 years of age.
The son of the late Mollie and Charles Zuckerman, he was born May 23, 1913, and grew up in New York City on Houston Street. He was the widower of Lonnie R. Zuckerman.
Mr. Zuckerman named Twinshaven Road for his twin sons, where, after the death of his wife, he established the Kalonymus Escarpment, a museum that many people visited from all over. Kalonymus was a Sicilian Jew who saved the life of a Holy Roman Emperor during the Battle of Cutrone in Lucca, Italy. As a reward, he was given land in Mainz, Germany, and through the years the name was changed to Zuckerman which means "sugar merchant," when his sons and heirs established the trade routes of bringing sugar beets to the Orient in trade for silk. Kalonymus was instrumental in advancing education in that part of the world. The museum closed recently.
He attended Morris High School in the Bronx and later CCNY. A color specialist for the garment industry, advising and producing the latest industry designs and colors for the leading designers of the times, Mr. Zuckerman established cutting edge technology of impregnating colorant into plastic for the garment industry and later into industrial parts for all kinds of industries. He attended the NYC Police Academy and also Sullivan County Community College, where he studied surveying.
Mr. Zuckerman was an award winning member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and his biography is in "The American Federation of Police Who's Who." In high school, he was editor of the Morris High School "Piper," and was also on the staff of the CCNY News.
During World War II, he took an active part in patrolling the Whitestone Bridge and later became a viable part of the Civil Defense network for New York City. He attained the rank of inspector with the New York Police Department, attached to the Auxiliary Police unit at the 50th Precinct in the Bronx. Over the years, he commanded a force of over 1,000 men. His efforts during several emergencies in New York City included the air crash of two passenger airlines during 1959. Mr. Zuckerman was also a Sullivan County special deputy under Sheriff Joseph Wasser.
He is survived by twin sons, David and his wife, Emira, of Miami, Fla., and Edward Zuckerman and his wife, Sheila, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; four grandchildren, Adrianne and Cole David Zuckerman of Seattle, Wash., Karen Dale and her husband, Mark Rubenstein, of New York City, and David Zuckerman of New York City; several great-grandchildren; and other relatives.
Peter J. Cosco
Ret. Laborer, 79
Peter J. Cosco of Middletown, a retired laborer for Local 17 and a lifelong area resident, died Thursday, January 24, 2002, at the Horton Medical Center in Middletown. He was 79 years of age.
The son of the late Francesco and Bernice Scumaci Cosco, he was born August 22, 1922, in Warwick. He was the widower of Nancy Deserto Cosco to whom he was married for 51 years.
A World War II veteran of the U.S. Army, he was a member of Nicholas P. Lesando Jr. American Legion Warwick Township Post #214 in Warwick. He was also a 50-year member of the McQuoid Engine and Ladder Company #3 in Middletown and a member of the Mooners Rod and Gun Club.
Mr. Cosco is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Bernice and Barry Schnipper of Middletown and Ann and John Tobin of Burlingham; four grandchildren, Joseph Busse and his wife, Pamela, Tricia Lynch and her husband, Tom, John P. Tobin and Bill Tobin; a sister, Caroline Lesando of Warwick; a brother, Joseph Cosco of Virginia; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Sam Cosco, and two sisters, Mary Russo and Carmella Damiano.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Monday at Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Bloomingburg.
Burial was made in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Middletown.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Nicholas P. Lesando Jr. American Legion Warwick Township Post #214, Warwick, N.Y. 10990.
Albert L. Robertson
Ret. Victory Mgr., 73
Albert Leander "Lee" Robertson of Briscoe, a retired manager for Victory Markets with 35 years of service, died Saturday, January 26, 2002, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 73 years of age.
The son of the late Melvin Bert and Irene Miller Robertson Grebeldinger, he was born December 12, 1928, in the Town of Colchester.
He was a member and elder of the First Presbyterian Church of Jeffersonville and an over 30-year member of the Bethel Planning Board. He was also an honorary member of the Sioux Hunting Club of Cochecton.
Mr. Robertson is survived by his wife of 51 years, Eileen Norris Robertson, at home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Roy and Julie Robertson of Medford, Oreg., and Burton and Cindy Robertson of Briscoe; four granddaughters, Jennifer, Stacy, Lisa and Megan Robertson, all of Oregon; a grandson, Jesse Robertson of Briscoe; and a step-brother, Arthur Grebeldinger and his wife, Shirley, of Otisville. He was predeceased by three sisters, Eleanor Robertson, Vera Kinnie and Hilda Bookstaver-Olmstead, a stepbrother, Frank Grebeldinger and a stepsister, Isabel Rasmussen.
Friends may call at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday at the First Presbyterian Church in Jeffersonville with the Rev. Robert McLeod officiating.
Burial will be made in the Liberty Cemetery in Liberty.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jeffersonville Fire Department, the Jeffersonville Volunteer First Aid Squad or the First Presbyterian Church of Jeffersonville, all at Jeffersonville, N.Y. 12748.