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March 15, 2002

Ethel Battersbee
Ret. Domestic Wkr., 97

Ethel Battersbee of Narrowsburg, a retired domestic worker and a longtime area resident, died Sunday, March 10, 2002, at the Walnut Mountain Care Center in Liberty where she had resided for several years. She was 97 years of age.
Mrs. Battersbee was born June 17, 1904, in the British West Indies.
She is survived by many friends.
Graveside services and burial were held Thursday at the Glen Cove Cemetery in Narrowsburg with the Rev. Thomas Jones officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Rasmussen Sons Funeral Home in Narrowsburg.

Chester B.B. Brooks
Ret. ARC Super, 82

Chester Belina Borzymowski Brooks, a 33-year resident of Greenfield Park and a retired line supervisor for the Sullivan ARC in Monticello, died Sunday, March 10, 2002 at the Western Massachusetts Hospital in Westfield, Mass. He was 82 years of age.
The son of the late Stanislaw and Walentyna Pedzisz Borzymowski, he was born August 30, 1919, in Gdansk, Poland.
Mr. Brooks was a founder and first honorary president of Sport Club Vistula, a soccer club which still exists in New Jersey, and was a member of the New Jersey Soccer Hall of Fame.
He is survived by his wife, Theresa Adam Brooks, at home; a son and daughter-in-law, Chester S. and Nancy Brooks of Mongaup Valley; a daughter and son-in-law, Regina and John Roscigno of Stevenson Ranch, Calif.; a brother, Aleksander Borzymowski and a sister, Alicja Strzelecki, both of Poland; five grandchildren, Marie, John and Christina Roscigno and Jason and Amy Brooks; and a great-grandson, Kyle Brooks Mangabang. He was predeceased by a sister, Krystyna Kanski who lived in Poland.
Private services were followed by cremation at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Monticello.

Alfred R. Keesler
Ret. Truck Driver, 67

Alfred Raymond Keesler of Monticello, a former resident of Callicoon, a retired truck driver for Sherwood Egg Farms in Galilee, Pa., and a lifelong area resident, died Wednesday, March 13, 2002, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 67 years of age.
The son of the late Floyd and Mary Drum Keesler, he was born August 14, 1934, in Cochecton.
A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Mr. Keesler was a member of the Cochecton Fire Department and the Lake Huntington Presbyterian Church.
He is survived by a daughter, Jean Marie Cunningham of White Mills, Pa.; two sons, Richard Keesler of Claryville and Alfred Keesler of Japan; a sister, Phyllis Hull of Honesdale, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Rasmussen Sons Funeral Home in Narrowsburg on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home on Saturday with the Rev. Paul Ruter officiating.
Burial will be made in the Glen Cove Cemetery in Narrowsburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cochecton Fire Department, Cochecton, N.Y. 12726, or to the Town of Cochecton Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Lake Huntington, N.Y. 12752.

Teresa A. K. Krantz
Homemaker, 85

Teresa Agnes Kittner Krantz of Honesdale, Pa., a homemaker and longtime area resident, died unexpectedly Tuesday, March 12, 2002, at the Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale, Pa. She was 85 years of age.
The daughter of the late Albert J. Jr. and Julia Agnes Schmitt Kittner, she was born July 9, 1916, in Waterbury, Conn. She was the widow of Lester Arthur Krantz who died February 28, 2002.
When she was three years old, the family moved to a farm southeast of Honesdale, Pa. She graduated from the Swamp Brook School and started her first job at the silk mill in White Mills. When the mill closed down, it became a hat factory and Mrs. Krantz worked there until 1937. She worked at a boarding house in Callicoon in 1938 and that winter went to Liberty to work as a housekeeper.
She met her husband in 1937 at a dance at Skinner's Falls and they were married June 1, 1939, honeymooning at the New York World's Fair in Flushing Meadows. They estabished a home in Kenoza Lake where they lived until moving permanently to Honesdale in September 1950.
Mrs. Krantz and her husband enjoyed dancing and traveling. Her favorite pastime was crocheting until her eyesight diminished in the mid 1990s.
In a family statement, it was said, "She was a good and loyal friend and her family and friends were so very important to her."
Mrs. Krantz is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Robert L. and Diane Krantz of Golden, Colo; three grandchildren, Tamme Cooper of Broomfield, Colo., Robin Reynolds of Lafayette, Colo., and Timothy Krantz of Aurora, Colo; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three brothers, Edward, Herman and Ernest, three sisters, Catherine Smith and Barbara and Elizabeth who died in infancy, and a great-grandson, Brian Cooper.
Friends may call at the Hessling Funeral Home, 428 Main St., Honesdale, Pa., on Monday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Robert Shrom, pastor of Hospice St. John, officiating.
Interment will be made in the Indian Orchard Cemetery, Texas Township, Pa.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice St. John, 1007 Oak St., Pittston, Pa. 18640.

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