Burial of the cremains of Rex Walter of Wawarsing, who died February 10, 2002, will be made on Saturday, at 2 p.m. at the Evergreen Cemetery in Bethel.
John Weissenfluh II, 90
John Andrew Weissenfluh II of Rockville, Md., a doctor of philosophy, died Saturday, March 2, 2002.
He is survived a niece and three nephews, Martha Lynn Atwood, Richard M. Weissenfluh, John Andrew Weissenfluh III and Kurt Von Weissenfluh; and other loving family and friends. He was predeceased by his wife, Margaret E. Weissenfluh, and two brothers, Richard and Donald Weissenfluh.
Services were held Wednesday at the Pumphrey's Colonial Funeral Home in Rockville, Md.
Interment was made in the Presbyterian Cemetery in Jeffersonville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Margaret E. Weissenfluh Foundation, Inc., for Musically Inclined Children, 13212 Ridge Rd., Rockville, Md. 20850.
Frank Drizhal Jr.
College Student, 21
Frank Drizhal Jr. of Callicoon, a college student and a 15-year area resident, died Tuesday, March 5, 2002, in Callicoon. He was 21 years of age.
The son of Frank Sr. and Eva Jarolim Drizhal, he was born July 22, 1980, in Queens.
He is survived by his parents of Callicoon; a brother, Jack Drizhal of Callicoon; his maternal grandparents, Eva and Milo Jarolim of Houston, Tex.; his paternal grandparents, Vlosta and Miroslav Drizhal of Prague, Czech Republic; several aunts, uncles and cousins; and many special friends.
Friends may call at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Callicoon on Friday from 5 to 9 p.m.
Cremation will be made at the Twin Tiers Crematory in Endicott.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice
Joan L. Benedict
Joan L. Benedict of Wallkill, a homemaker, a retired technician with Packaged Lighting Inc. in Walden and a lifelong area resident, died Tuesday, March 5, 2002, in Newburgh. She was 69 years of age.
The daughter of the late George and Agnes Melluish Reuter, she was born September 4, 1932, in Wallkill.
Mrs. Benedict was a member of the Walden Baptist Church and the Montgomery Grange No. 916.
She is survived by her husband, William Benedict, at home; two daughters, Lorinda Benedict of Walden and Karen Lee and her husband, Casey of Wallkill; three sons, Lawrence Benedict of Wallkill, Bruce Benedict and his wife, Lori of Bloomingburg, and Timothy Benedict and his wife, Barbara of Walden; ten grandchildren, including Andrea Cascun and her husband, Donald of New Windsor; two sisters, Carolyn Palmer of Walden and Helena Stokes of Wallkill; two brothers, Paul Reuter of Danielson, Conn., and Robert Reuter of Wallkill; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, Richard and George Reuter.
Friends may call at the Millspaugh Funeral Home in Walden on Friday from 6 to 9 p.m.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Walden Baptist Church in Walden with the Rev. James Van Houten officiating.
Burial will be made in the Wallkill Valley Cemetery in Walden.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wallkill Volunteer Ambulance Corps, P.O. Box 221, Wallkill, N.Y. 12589 or to the Walden Baptist Church, 38 Bank St., Walden, N.Y. 12586.
Retired Teacher, 76
Shirley Landesberg of Rochester, a longtime area resident and a retired 23-year teacher in the Ellenville School District where she taught children in the art of making music, died Wednesday, March 6, 2002, in the Jewish Home of Rochester. She was 78 years of age.
The daughter of the late George Winter and Helen Lehman, she was born April 30, 1923, in Brooklyn. She was the widow of Emanuel Landesberg who died in 1985.
Mrs. Landesberg was a member of the South Fallsburg Hebrew Association and the Sisterhood of South Fallsburg. She was a member of the Pine Bush Community Band and a life member of Hadassah. Mrs. Landesberg was interested in the preservation and use of Yiddish as a language and had some of her translations on the Internet.
She is survived by a son, Maurice Landesberg of Rochester; a daughter, Fern Goldstein of Elizabeth, N.J.; four grandchildren, Eli Landesberg of Rochester, and Leah Goldstein, Yonina Goldstein and Tsvi Goldstein, all of Elizabeth, N.J.; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Thursday at the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello with Rabbi Isaac Gottlieb officiating.
Burial was made in the South Fallsburg Hebrew Association Cemetery in Glen Wild.
Memorial contributions may be made to the South Fallsburg Hebrew Association, South Fallsburg, N.Y. 12779.
Ret. Pat. Designer, 83
Alexander Odulak of Glen Spey, a retired pattern designer in New York City and 18-year area resident, died Sunday, March 10, 2002, at St. Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center in Manhattan. He was 83 years of age.
The son of the late Ivan and Anna Kiz Odulak, he was born December 10, 1918, in Razhniv, Ukraine. He was the widower of Anna Solohub Odulak who died November 6, 1998.
Mr. Odulak was a member of St. Volodymyr's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Glen Spey.
He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, John and Halya Odulak and a daughter and son-in-law, Maria and Orest Slupchynskyj, all of New York; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Thurday at the Gray-Parker Funeral Home in Port Jervis, followed by a Liturgy Mass at St. Volodymyr's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Glen Spey with the Rev. Olesksa Kostyk officiating.
Burial was made in the Glen Spey Cemetery in Glen Spey.
Memorial contributions may be made to the construction of a Ukrainian Catholic Church in Razhniv, Ukraine.
Sabena K. Ruisi
Telephone Oper., 54
Sabena K. Ruisi of Wurtsboro Hills, a telephone operator for New York Telephone in Monticello and a longtime area resident, died Monday, March 4, 2002, at the Horton Medical Center in Middletown. She was 54 years of age.
The daughter of the late Anthony and Nancy Gentile, she was born April 2, 1947, in Manhattan.
Mrs. Ruisi was a member of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in Wurtsboro and was active in the Ave Maria Guild.
She is survived by her husband of 22 years, Vincent T. Ruisi, at home; a son, Anthony J. Ruisi, and a daughter, Jennifer Ruisi, both of Wurtsboro; and a grandson, Anthony J. Ruisi Jr.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Thursday at St. Joseph's R.C. Church in Wurtsboro with Fr. Peter Madori officiating.
Burial was made in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Wurtsboro.
Memorial contributions to the family would be appreciated.
Funeral arrangements were made by the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Wurtsboro.
Ret. Businesswoman, 84
Katherine "Kay" Colapinto, a three-year resident of San Juan Capistrano, Calif., and a former longtime resident of Livingston Manor where she and her late husband owned and operated the Central Garage, died March 4, 2002, in San Juan Capistrano. She was 84 years of age.
The daughter of the late Henry and Lepodina Raulfs, she was born August 31, 1917, in Hoboken, N.J.
Mrs. Colapinto was a member of the Livingston Manor Senior Citizens, St. Aloysius Church and its Altar/Rosary Society, the Italian- American Club and the Livingston Manor Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. She was a longtime volunteer at Community General Hospital.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Don and Perry Colapinto of San Diego, Calif.; a daughter and son-in-law, Ginger and Sammie Lee Marler of Brunswick, Ga.; a sister, Marie DiMartino of New Haven, Conn.; and six grandchildren.
Burial will be made later in St. Peter's Cemetery in Liberty.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Aloysius Church, Livingston Manor, N.Y. 12758.
Local arrangements were made by the Herbert C. Byrant Funeral Home in Livingston Manor.