March 12, 2002
Dr. Edvard Hamre
Ret. Physician, 90
Dr. Edvard Hamre of Callicoon, a 34-year area resident and a retired medical doctor on staff at the Grover M. Hermann Division of Community General Hospital in Callicoon from 1967 to 1983, died Sunday, March 10, 2002, at The Wolfe Family Home on Route 97 in Narrowsburg, where he had resided for the past several years of his life. He was 90 years of age.
The son of the late Edvard Johan Larsen and Janna Karoline Karlson Hamre, he was born June 26, 1911, in Bergen, Norway.
A graduate of the University of Oslo in Norway, he served his internship at Lawrence Hospital in Bronxville, N.Y., and his general practictioner residency in Oakwood Hospital in Deerborn, Mich. He did his surgical residency at Gouverneur Hospital and Brooklyn Hospital.
Dr. Hamre was a member of the sons of Norway International.
He is survived by a son, Jan Hamre of Moen, Norway; a daughter, Eli Nilsen of Grimstad, Norway; three grandsons, Robert and Frank Nilsen and Steiner Hamre, all of Norway; his devoted caretaker, Gerda Wolfe of Narrowsburg; and his business manager, Joan Sykes of Callicoon.
Cremation was made at the Twin Tiers Crematory in Endicott.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Grover M. Hermann Hospital Auxiliary, Callicoon, N.Y. 12723.
Arrangements were made by the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Callicoon.
Nettie Castellano of Grahamsville, a bookeeper for Freskeeto Frozen Foods in Ellenville, died Thursday, March 7, 2002, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern. She was 56 years of age.
The daughter of the late Rocco and Lena Pepitone Castellano, she was born November 30, 1945, in Brooklyn.
Mrs. Castellano was a volunteer at the Daniel Pierce Library in Grahamsville and a member of the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Woodbourne.
She is survived by two sisters, Grace DiMilia of Grahamsville and Lillie Englese of Lynbrook, L.I.; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three sisters.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Monday at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Woodbourne with the Rev. Fr. John Lynch officiating.
Burial was made in the Claryville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Daniel Pierce Library Building Fund, Grahamsville, N.Y. 12740.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Woodbourne.
Frances Osborne, 93
Frances Osborne of Rock Tavern died Thursday, March 7, 2002, at the Horton Medical Center in Middletown. She was 93 years of age.
The daughter of the late Walter and Matilda Brentall Hand, she was born September 17, 1908, in Sloatsburg. She was the widow of Reginald Osborne who died in 1983.
Mrs. Osborne is survived by two sons, Lawrence Osborne of Rock Tavern and Vernon Osborne of Monticello; a daughter, Joan B. Messineo of Wurtsboro; 10 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Services were held Saturday at the Wanamaker & Carlough Funeral Home in Suffern.
Burial was made in the Airmont Cemetery.
Frances C. Haas
Ret. Bartender, 86
Frances C. Haas of Shohola, Pa., a retired bartender for the Barryville Hotel and a 46-year area resident, died Thursday, March 7, 2002, at the Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale, Pa. She was 86 years of age.
The daughter of the late Stanley and Christine Zarnowski, she was born March 3, 1916, in Scranton, Pa. She was the widow of Charles Haas who died in 1990.
Mrs. Haas was a member of St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church in Shohola, Pa.
She is survived by two sons, Walter Haas Sr. of Shohola, Pa., and Michael Haas of Greeley, Pa.; a grandson, Walter Haas Jr. of Barryville; two granddaughters, Charlette Haas of Barryville and Nicole Haas of Honesdale, Pa.; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church in Shohola, Pa., with the Rev. David Cramer officiating.
Burial will be made in St. Ann's Cemetery in Shohola, Pa.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Gray-Rasmussen Funeral Home in Barryville.
Leighton Etter Sr.
Leighton S. Etter Sr. of New Orleans, La., a bartender at Johnny White's and a former Sullivan County resident, died Thursday of prostate cancer at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in New Orleans. He was 57 years of age.
He was born in Chambersburg, Pa., and lived in New Orleans for the past 10 years.
He was a member of the Downtown Irish Club and Vietnam Veterans of America. He was the president and founder of the Sullivan County Chapter #315 of the VVA and a member of the Greater New Orleans Dart Associations. A Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War, he received the Vietnam Cross of Gallentry with Palm, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal and Air Medal with No. 5.
He is survived by his wife, Lucy C. Etter; two sons, Roger Wil Sheesley of Selinsgrove, Pa., and Leighton S. Etter Jr.; a daughter, Heidi Renee Etter of Raleigh, N.C.; a brother, Andy Zeger of Waynesboro, Pa.; and two sisters, Aileen Sharar of New Cumberland, Pa., and Linda Long of New York City.
A memorial service was held at the Gaskin-Southall-Gordon & Gordon Mortuary.
Francis Redmond Jr.
Ret. Pressman, 71
Francis T. Redmond Jr. of Long Eddy, a retired pressman for the New York Post and the New York Times, and a former resident of East Branch and Kauneonga Lake, died Monday, February 25, 2002, at his home. He was 71 years of age.
The son of the late Francis T. Sr. and Anna Williams Redmond, he was born May 9, 1930, in Brooklyn.
He is survived by his wife, Bernadette Redmond, at home; two sons, Michael Redmond and Patrick Redmond; two daughters, Karen Abdel-Khalek and Linda Feliciano; two brothers, Robert Redmond and Edward Redmond; a sister, Nancy Spafford; four step-children, Lawrence and Thomas Lyons, Bernadette T. Redmond and Catherine Zuidema; and six grandchildren.
Services were held March 1, followed by interment in St. Charles Cemetery in Pinelawn.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hancock Rescue Squad, Hancock, N.Y. 13783.
Sheila M. Stoppy
Ret. Postmaster, 50
Sheila Mary Stoppy of Cuddebackville, a retired postmaster for the Campbell Hall Post Office, died Thursday, March 7, 2002, at her home. She was 50 years of age.
The daughter of James Angus Jr. and the late Marlene McMurray Scott, she was born February 7, 1952, in Middletown.
Mrs. Stoppy enjoyed bowling in the Saturday Night Ladies League in Middletown and taking care of her little SS Ranch.
She is survived by her father of St. Petersburg, Fla.; a son, Ralph Herman Broeckel Jr. of Cuddebackville; a daughter, Melissa DelRio of Clearwater, Fla.; three brothers, John Angus of Port Jervis, Robert Angus and Scott Angus, both of St. Petersburg, Fla.; a sister, Christina Ritzel of St. Petersburg, Fla.; three grandchildren, Lauren, Timothy and Brandon; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Tammy Lynn Angus, and a brother, James Angus III.
Services were held Monday at the Van Inwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Wurtsboro, for both Sheila and her mother who predeceased her on December 15, 2001.
Cremation was held at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. or to the American Cancer Society, 159 Green St., Kingston, N.Y. 12401.
Ret. Garageman, 67
Julius Szabo of White Lake, a 34-year area resident, the retired owner of Julie's Auto Repair of White Lake and the previous proprietor of White Lake Citgo, died Thursday, March 7, 2002, as the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was 67 years of age.
The son of Ilonka Szabo and the late Gyula Szabo, he was born January 18, 1935, in Hungary.
Mr. Szabo was a member of the Bethel Lions Club and was an avid sportsman.
In a family statement, it was said, "Julie was a loving husband and proud father and grandfather. He is described by his grandchildren as fun and happy. His love of work and friends made him a success in life and his community."
He is survived by his mother of Budapest, Hungary; his wife, Clara Lakoczky Szabo, at home; three daughters, Susan Bunce of Bethel, Monica Takourian and her husband, Gary, of White Lake, and Catherine Lux and her husband, Joseph, of Wesley Chapel, Fla.; and six grandchildren, Daniel and Christine Bunce, Mark and Robert Takourian and Michael and Scott Lux.
Services were held Sunday evening at the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Kauneonga Lake.
Cremation was made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Bethel Lions Club, P.O. Box 429, White Lake, N.Y. 12786.
Gloria Jean Schultz of Bloomingburg, a homemaker and a lifelong area resident, died Saturday, March 9, 2002, at her home. She was 69 years of age.
The daughter of the late Arthur and Mildred Legette Baker, she was born October 8, 1932, in Mechanicstown. She was the widow of Norman E. Schultz.
In a family statement, it was said, "She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother whose family meant the world to her."
She is survived by five children, Thomas Wayne Peet and his wife, Jane, of Floral City, Fla.; Edwina Rennalls and her husband, Larry, of Eagle River, Alaska, Edwin Peet and his wife, Terry, of Bloomingburg, Darla Kennedy and Richard Edwards, both of Monticello; two step-sons and their wives, Thomas and Sharon Schultz and Kevin and his wife, all of Middletown; 15 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Rena Davis of Campbell Hall, Delores Green of Walden and Linda Higbie of Middletown; four brothers, Arthur Baker of Port Jervis, William Baker of Montogomery, and Lawrence Baker and Thomas Baker, both of Middletown; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by four brothers, Ralph, Frederick, John and James Baker, and two sisters, Mildred Nubsman and Alice Williams.
Friends may call at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 111 Sullivan St., Wurtsboro on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Burial will be made in the Lloyd Cemetery in New Paltz.
Thomas P. Dunleavy
Ret. Tavern Owner, 69
Thomas Patrick Dunleavy of Narrowsburg, the former owner of Dunleavy's Tavern in Manhattan and a part-time local area resident since 1989, died Friday, March 8, 2002, at his home in Narrowsburg. He was 69 years of age.
The son of the late John and Margaret Lavin Dunleavy, he was born October 28, 1932, in Manhattan.
A Navy veteran of the Korean War, he served on the USS Bennington.
In a family statement, it was said, "Thomas loved life, his family and friends. He was a man to whom all types of people gravitated; nothing pleased him more than to cook for his family or a group of friends. He possessed an enormous capacity to laugh, to learn and to love. He will be missed by many."
He is survived by his wife, Denise McDermott Dunleavy, at home; two daughters, Megan Dermot Dunleavy of Los Angeles, Calif., and Cristin Margaret Dunleavy of New York City; a sister, Sister Margaret Mary of Marymount Convent in Tarrytown; numerous brothers and sisters-in-law; and a number of nieces and nephews.
A memorial service and funeral mass will be offered on Thursday at Holy Cross Church, 329 West 42nd St., New York.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.
Local arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Kauneonga Lake.
Retired Caterer, 94
Barbara Marie Meyer Degenhardt of Manhattan, a former local area resident, died Friday, March 8, 2002. She was 94 years of age.
The daughter of the late Daniel and Christina Hortsmann Meyer, she was born November 11, 1907, in Fremont Center. She was the widow of Frank Degenhardt.
Mrs. Degenhardt moved to New York City in 1929 and worked as a waitress. Years later, she created a small, private catering business in which she worked until she was in her eighties. She was a very active parishioner and philanthropist to St. Gregory's Church and School in Manhattan since 1931.
Mrs. Degenhardt is survived by a sister, Gertrude Meyer of Manhattan; two sons, Richard Degenhardt of California and Gerald Degenhardt of Connecticut; six granddaughters; a great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Tuesday at St. Gregory's Church in Manhattan.
Burial will be made in St. Mary's Cemetery in Obernburg.
Local arrangements were made by the Harris Funeral Home in Roscoe.