February 26, 2002
David C. Mauer
VP Mech. Constr., 54
David C. Mauer of Jamison, Pa., formerly of Warrington, died at his home on Saturday, February 23, 2002, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 54 years of age.
The son of Frances L. Le Roy Mauer and the late Lawrence W. Mauer, he was born in Callicoon.
A graduate of the Delaware Valley Central School in Callicoon, David was employed for 28 years at Willard Incorporated and achieved the position of vice president of Mechanical Construction. He furthered his career at Fluldics Inc. of Philadelphia and Dresher Mechanical Contractors in Bensalem, Pa.
Mr. Mauer was a longtime member of the Mechanical Contractors Association and the Spring Mill Country Club. His love of the outdoors is exemplified by his longtime membership in the Joe Brook Hunting Club and most currently the Pleasant Valley Rod and Gun Club, both in Callicoon. David loved people and being with family and friends, fishing, farming, hunting and raising pheasants.
He is survived by his wife, Susan G. Mauer, at home; two sons, Brent W. Mauer of Bedminster, Pa., and Craig D. Mauer of Doylestown, Pa.; three stepchildren, Kristen D. Gleason, Carolyn A. Gleason and James D. Gleason Jr., all of Upper Dublin, Pa.; three brothers, Douglas L. Mauer, Richard A. Mauer and Dennis W. Mauer; a sister, Pat M. Gary; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 8 p.m., Tuesday at the Shelly Funeral Home in Warrington, Pa.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 700 Horizon Circle, Suite 201, Chalfont, Pa. 18914.
Irene Cross of Grahamsville, a homemaker and lifelong area resident, died Thursday, February 14, 2002, at the Sullivan County Adult Care Center in Liberty. She was 87 years of age.
The daughter of the late Christopher and Pearl Ackerley Backman, she was born January 19, 1915, in Grahamsville. She was the widow of Gerald Cross who died in 1987.
Mrs. Cross was a member of the Lows Corners Baptist Church.
She is survived by several neighbors and friends. She was predeceased by a daughter, Nancy Cross, who died in 1999.
Graveside services and burial were held on Saturday, February 23, at the Grahamsville Rural Cemetery in Grahamsville with the Rev. Paul Ruter officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sullivan County Adult Care Center, Infirmary Rd., Liberty, N.Y. 12754 or to the Grahamsville First Aid Squad, Grahamsville, N.Y. 12740.
Henry Gorniak, 92
Ret. St. Hosp. Emply.
Henry Gorniak of Grahamsville, a 45-year area resident and retired employee of the Rockland State Hospital in Orangeburg, died Thursday, February 21, 2002, at the Roscoe Community Nursing Home in Roscoe. He was 92 years of age.
The son of the late Joseph and Frances Kasfarzak Gorniak, he was born January 13, 1910, in Scranton, Pa. He was the widower of Ora Tooley Gorniak.
Mr. Gorniak was a pigeon fancier and exhibited show dogs.
He is survived by a daughter, Frances Getchell and a grandson, Robert, and his wife, Dee Getchell, all of Hawthorne, N.J.; great-grandchildren, Allison and Lauren Getchell; and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered on Monday at the Church of St. Mary and St. Andrew in Ellenville.
Burial was made in the Grahamsville Rural Cemetery in Grahamsville.
Milton J. Labar
Ret. Sawyer, 86
Milton Joseph Labar of Waymart, Pa., a lifelong area resident, died Thursday, February 21, 2002, at the Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale, Pa. He was 86 years of age.
The son of the late Milton Eugene and Anna Looss Labar, he was born February 22, 1915, in Frankford Township, New Jersey.
Mr. Labar had been employed as a sawyer at the Labar Lumber Mill in Lookout, Pa., and worked at Chromatube in White Mills, Pa., for ten years prior to his retirement.
He is survived by his wife, Minnie Campbell Labar with whom he celebrated 63 years of marriage on January 13; six sons and daughters-in-law, Milton H. and Jean Labar of Chicago, Ill., Eugene and Doris Labar of Wyalusing, Pa., Louis and Jane Labar of Salt Lake City, Utah, James and Donna Labar of Waymart, Pa., David and Cindy Labar of Mountain Home, Idaho, and George and Lisa Labar of Pleasant Mount, Pa.; four daughters, Alice Scott and her husband, Russell, of Abrahamsville, Pa., Jenett Harrington of Honesdale, Pa., Mary Labar of Kingstown, R. I., and Ann Russek and her husband, Karl, of Banto, Pa.; a brother, Raymond Labar of Lookout, Pa.; two sisters, Viola Labar of Waymart, Pa., and Rita Halodinski of Warwick; 17 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; and several cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Louis Labar, and a sister, Ruth Hadden.
Services were held Monday at the Jenkins Funeral Home in Waymart, Pa., officiated by the Rev. Martin Cox, pastor of the Hawley United Methodist Church.
Interment was made in the East Canaan Cemetery in Pennsylvania.
Sharon R. Peterson
Sharon R. Peterson of Mountaindale, a 30-year area resident and a homemaker, died Friday, February 22, 2002, at the Ellenville Community Hospital, after a long illness. She was 58 years of age.
The daughter of the late Richard and Mildred Speardred Todd, she was born June 4, 1943, in Englewood, N.J. She was the widow of Rennes C. Peterson who died in 1995.
She attended St. Peter's R.C. Church in Monticello.
Mrs. Peterson is survived by a son, Rennes T. Peterson of Mountaindale; five daughters, Tammy Grimm and her husband, Andrew, of Woodbourne, Tracey Peterson of Carmel, Lisa Langeland and her husband, Arne, of Woodbourne, Paula Burke and her husband, Edward, of Liberty and Robbin Peterson of Hurleyville; two sisters, Vilma Metleff of Staten Island and Valerie Babock and her husband, Floyd of Park Ridge, N.J.; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by three grandchildren, Samantha, William and Amanda Peterson.
Services were held Monday at the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Monticello with the Rev. Ivan Csete officiating.
Burial was made in St. Peter's Cemetery in Monticello.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 3049, Syracuse, N.Y. 13220-3049 or to the American Diabetes Association, New York Memorial Processing Center, P.O. Box 31160, Hartford, Conn. 06150-1150.
Fella May, Ret. Own./
Oper. Fay's Fashion, 78
Fella May of Kiamesha Lake, the retired owner and operator of Fay's Fashion in New York City and a short time resident of the area, died Sunday, February 24, 2002, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 78 years of age.
The daughter of the late Judah and Genendel Kantor Brykman, she was born February 15, 1924, in Poland. She was the widow of Samuel May who died in 1985.
Mrs. May is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Eileen and Howard Garchik of Rock Hill and Judy and Wayne Hellman of Kiamesha Lake; five grandchildren, Adam Garchik and his wife, Rebecca, Scott and Eric Garchik and Ashley and Samuel Hellman.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home, 186 Broadway, Monticello, with Rabbi Ben Zion Chanowitz officiating.
Burial will be made in Mount Lebanon Cemetery in Glendale, Queens.
Shiva will be observed at the Garchik home in Rock Hill from Thursday, February 28, to Wednesday, March 6.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Malcolm A. Mann Sr.
Retired Baker, 70
Malcolm Ashley Mann Sr. of Pomona, a retired baker for Hartz Mountain in Ramsey, N.J., died Saturday, February 23, 2002. He was 70 years of age.
The son of the late Lenard and Minnie DeGroat Mann, he was born December 15, 1931, in Mahwah, N.J.
Mr. Mann is survived by his wife, Clara Mann, of Pomona; two sons, Malcolm Mann Jr. of Bloomingburg and Donald Conklin of Fort Plains; five daughters, Terry Mann and Darlene Vanblarcom, both of Maybrook, Alisha Jennings of Spring Glen, Corinna Conklin of Middletown and Melissa Cuomo of Monroe; a brother, Gordon Mann; 18 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two daughters, Clarice Mann and Victoria Mann; and two grandchildren.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Scarr Funeral Home, Route 202, Suffern.
Jacoba Johanna Van Malden Young of Beaufort, S.C., a homemaker, died Saturday, February 23, 2002, at her home. She was 78 years of age.
The daughter of the late Johannas and Jacoba Knap Van Malden, she was born August 10, 1923, in Passaic, N.J.
She is survived by five daughters and four sons-in-law, Jacoba and Floyd Campfield of Hollywood, Fla., and Narrowsburg, Mary and Scott Campbell of Sperryville, Va., Frances and Keith Krause of Columbia Crossroads, Pa., CDR Kathleen Joan Young, serving in the U.S. Navy, of Beaufort, S. C., and Patricia and Thomas Cooke of Seabrook, S.C.; two sons, Bernard Young of Cochecton, and Frank Young and his wife, Debbie, of Ocean Springs, Miss; a sister, Betty Brumby of Muttonhead, L.I.; a brother, Nicholas Van Malden of Freehold, N.J.; 20 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
Services and burial were held later in the Riverview Cemetery in Hancock.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care of Choice, 410 Mill St., Mt. Pleasant, S. C. 29464.
Viola C. Greener
Ret. Home Aide, 78
Viola C. Greener of Florida, N.Y., a retired home health aide and a lifelong area resident, died Saturday, February 23, 2002, at the Arden Hill Hospital in Goshen. She was 78 years of age.
The daugher of the late George and Bessie Carr Manto, she was born January 3, 1924, in Warwick. She was the widow of Peter Martin Greener.
Mrs. Greener was a member of St. Joseph's Church in Florida, N.Y.
She is survived by a son, Peter George Greener of Florida, N.Y.; three daughters, Patricia Slocum of Napanoch, Faith Susan Conklin of Port Jervis and Yvonne Sicina of Grahamsville; five grandchildren, Todd Slocum, Kimberly Conklin, Melanie Bacilieri, and Jeffery and Katie Sicina; two great-grandchildren, Todd Slocum Jr. and Jessica Slocum; and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph's Church in the village of Florida with the Rev. Joseph Tokarczyk officiating.
Burial will be made in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Florida, N.Y.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Florida Fire and Rescue, Florida, N.Y. 10921.
Barbara J. Pavlik
Ret. Offc. Mgr., 77
Barbara J. Pavlik of Newburgh, a retired office manager for Drs. Shapiro and Latonero, died Thursday, February 21, 2002, at the Horton Medical Center in Middletown. She was 77 years of age.
The daughter of the late Leslie and Edith Dittess Decker, she was born April 14, 1924, in Newburgh. She was the widow of Frank Pavlik who died in 1995.
Mrs. Pavlik was active in St. George's Episcopal Parish and belonged to The Girls Friendly, Ladies Guild and the Business and Professional Women in Newburgh. She was a volunteer at St. Luke's Hospital and volunteered to teach literacy.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie and Thomas Forrester of Pine Bush; a brother, Leslie Decker of Colorado; two grandchildren, Judith Dummings and her husband, Timothy of Walden, and Thomas Forrester and his wife, Tammy, of Wurtsboro; four grandchildren, Amanda, Daniel, Rebecca and Andrew; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Monday at St. George's Episcopal Parish in Newburgh with Mother Deborah Dresser officiating.
Burial was made in Cedar Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. George's Episcopal Parish, 105 Grand St., Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.
Anna K. Brennan
Ret. Tax Collector, 90
Anna K. Brennan of Pond Eddy, a retired tax collector for the Town of Lumberland and a retired chef for the Glen Spa Restaurant, both in Glen Spey, died Thursday, February 21, 2002, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 90 years of age.
The daughter of the late Eugene and Daisy Osterhoudt O'Neill, she was born July 4, 1911, in Pond Eddy. She was the widow of Ralph Longspaugh and Louis Jerome Brennan.
Mrs. Brennan was a member of Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Pond Eddy.
She is survived by two daughters, Betty Johnson of Pond Eddy and Barbara Steinberg of Monticello; two sons, George Brennan of Pond Eddy and Michael Brennan of Monticello; a brother, Charles O'Neill of Hudson, Fla.; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by four brothers, Bernard, Eugene, Raymond and Francis "Dutch" O'Neill.
Funeral services were held Monday at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home in Port Jervis with the Rev. Ivan Csete officiating.
Burial was made in the Glen Spey Cemetery in Glen Spey.
Harriet Richardson of Monticello, a homemaker and a lifelong area resident, died Wednesday, February 20, 2002, at the Sullivan County Adult Care Center in Liberty. She was 87 years of age.
The daughter of the late Andrew and Eva Teller Gibson, she was born November 12, 1914. She was the widow of Edward R. "Richie" Richardson.
Mrs. Richardson was a charter member of the Monticello Exempt Firemen's Auxiliary and a member of the Monticello Senior Citizens.
She is survived by a son, Andrew Richardson of Monticello; three grandchildren, Blake Richardson, Carene Collura and Kathryn Richardson; three sisters, Jennie Kracht of Middletown, Ethel Dobbs of South Fallsburg and Edna Cross of Blairsville, Ga.; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were private.
Cremation was made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Burial of the cremains will be made in the Hillside Cemetery in Woodbourne.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Funeral arrangements were made by the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Monticello.
Ellen R. Griffin
Ellen R. Griffin of Westbrookville, a homemaker and a lifelong area resident, died Thursday, February 21, 2002, at the Beechwood Residence in Buffalo. She was 86 years of age.
The daughter of the late Daniel and Sybil Decker Gunnar, she was born in Westbrookville. She was the widow of Joseph Griffin.
Mrs. Griffin was a member of the Westbrookville United Methodist Church and a longtime Sunday School teacher. She was also a member of the Baasha Club of the church.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, John D. and Wilma Griffin of Buffalo; a brother, Charles A. Ashworth of Little Falls; and several nieces. She was predeceased by two brothers, Curtis and Daniel Clifford Ashworth.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home in Port Jervis.
Burial will be made in the Westbrookville Cemetery in Westbrookville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Westbrookville United Methodist Church, Westbrookville, N.Y. 12785.
John J. Truglio
John J. Truglio of Barryville, a licensed electrician for Broadway Maintenance in Queens and a longtime area resident, died Thursday, February 21, 2002, at his home. He was 59 years of age.
The son of the late Joseph and Sophie Woytowich Truglio, he was born July 26, 1942, in Manhattan. He was the widower of Olga Kolosiej Truglio, who died August 24, 2001.
Mr. Truglio was a member of St. Anthony's Church in Yulan and the Beaver Brook Rod and Gun Club in Yulan.
In a family statement, it was said, "He was a loving father and grandfather who will be deeply missed."
He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Joseph and Melinda Truglio of Greenville; a daughter, Lydia Truglio of Barryville; three grandsons, Nicholas, Christopher and Jonathon; two aunts, Phyllis Woytowich of the state of Florida and Mary Kohler of Queens; and a cousin, Stpehanie Kohler of Queens.
A Mass of the Resurrection will be offered at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Anthony's 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 St. Anthony's of Padua, 25 Beaver Brook Rd., Yulan, N.Y. 12792.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Gray-Rasmussen Funeral Home in Barryville.
Robin S. Pruden
Nurses' Aide, 32
Robin Simmons Pruden of Monticello, a certified nurses' aide for the Sullivan County Adult Care Center and Walnut Mountain Care Center, both in Liberty, died Thursday, February 21, 2002, in Sayre, Pa. She was 32 years of age.
The daughter of Alma Jean Greene and the late J.B. Simmons, she was born January 24, 1970, in Monticello.
She attended Monticello Central School and, in the words of a family member, "she had a gentle touch with people and was very compassionate."
Ms. Pruden is survived by three children, Lakeisha Powell, Shamil Moore and Shamira Moore; her companion Archie Moore; her mother, Alma Greene of Monticello; her maternal grandmother, Leola Bivins of New Jersey; her paternal grandfather, Arthur Simmons of Alabama; eight sisters, Sherry Pace, Wanda Pace, Alice Simmons and Kizzy Greene, all of Monticello, Shanova Merchant of South Fallsburg, Jessica Simmons of Queens, Xavia Simmons of Philadelphia, Pa., and Varnell Johnson of Albany; three brothers, Mustafa Muhammed of New Jersey, Lee Willie Pace of Monticello and Sean of Livingston Manor; a sister-in-law; three brothers-in-law; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Friends may call at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 195 Broadway, Monticello, on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m.
Services will be held at noon on Wednesday at the First Baptist Church of Monticello, 28 Liberty St., Monticello, with the Rev. Willie Smith officiating.
Burial will be made in Rock Ridge Cemetery in Monticello.
Lynn VanNess II, 23
Lynn Dale VanNess II of Dryden died as the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Friday, February 22, 2002, in the Town of Forestburgh. He was 23 years of age.
The son of Lynn and Diana Lin Toth VanNess, he was born July 19, 1978, in Johnson City.
He is survived by his parents of Port Jervis; two daughters, Makayla Maybee and Lyn VanNess; and a brother, Eric James VanNess of Monticello.
Friends can call on Tuesday from 9 to 11 a.m. at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 195 Broadway, Monticello.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Robert Pinto officiating.
Burial will be made in the Riverview Cemetery in Roscoe.