Sullivan County Democrat
O n l i n e  E d i t i o n National Award-winning, Family-run Newspaper
  OBITUARY ARCHIVES Established 1891 Callicoon, New York  
home  |  archives
March 22, 2002

Alfred D. Denis Jr.
Antique Dealer, 81

Alfred D. Denis Jr. of Livingston Manor, a retired owner and operator of Denis and Sons Garage in Coney Island and the owner and operator, with his late wife, of Denis Antiques in Livingston Manor, died Tuesday, March 19, 2002, at his home. He was 81 years of age.
The son of the late Alfred D. and Agnes Mullhern Denis, he was born July 19, 1920, in Brooklyn. He was the widower of Helen Denis.
He is survived by two daughters, Pat Muniz of Livingston Manor and Virginia Renzi of West Islip; a son, Alfred Denis III of Kings Park; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home, 29 Pearl St., Livingston Manor on Friday from 10 a.m. until noon.
Funeral services will be held at the funeral home at noon on Friday.
Burial will be made in the Lew Beach Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.

Frank Levi, 52
Ret. Businessman

Frank Levi of Liberty, the former owner and operator of Telecommunications, a fire and burglar alarm company in Liberty, died Tuesday, March 19, 2002, in the Niagara Falls Hospital in Niagara Falls. He was 52 years of age.
The son of Julianne Heymann Levi and the late Norbert Levi, he was born October 17, 1949, in Washington Heights.
He is survived by his mother of Liberty; two daughters, Jennifer Levi of Bethel and Stephanie Levi of Pine Bush; a son, Joseph Levi of Germany; a sister, Anita Glick of Middletown; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at noon on Friday at the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home, 186 Broadway, Monticello with Rabbi Marvin Goldman officiating.
Burial will be made in Ahavath Israel Cemetery, Hy-San-Na Road, Liberty.

Laverne P. Welch
Roofer, 63

Laverne P. Welch of Mc Sherrystown, Pa., a former Roscoe resident and a roofer for Coldsmith Roofing in Gettysburg, Pa., for the past 20 years, died Wednesday, February 27, 2002, at the Gettysburg Hospital. He was 63 years of age.
The son of the late Raymond and Anna Davis Sherwood Welch, he was born April 11, 1938, in Tanners Falls.
A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, he was a member of Gettysburg Post #15, Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Hanover Amvets Post #22 and the Gettysburg Moose Lodge #1526.
He is survived by a daughter, Holly Santiago of Livingston Manor; his companion Deborah K. Warner Boyce of Mc Sherrystown, Pa.; two step-daughters, Charlene Boyce and Amanda Boyce, both of Mc Sherrystown, Pa.; two sisters, Irene Boyer of Ferndale and Joyce Bowers of Roscoe. He was predeceased by two brothers and a sister.
Following cremation, a memorial service was held March 3 at the Kenworthy Funeral Home in Bonneauville, Pa., with the Rev. Logan G. Swanger of Lohr's Memorial United Methodist Church in Hanover, Pa., officiating.
Burial was private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Adams Unit, P.O. Box 3535, Gettysburg, Pa. 17325.

George Meeker, 89
Ret. Hvy. Equip Oper.

George Meeker of Kenoza Lake, a retired heavy equipment operator for Operating Engineers Local 825 in Middletown, and a former French Woods and Hancock resident, died Thursday, March 14, 2002.
He was born November 5, 1912.
In a family statement, it was said, "The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to Leonard and Helen Persaud and their family for their kind-hearted compassion and devotion to George while in their care."
A memorial service will be held at the Jeffersonville Presbyterian Church, Main Street, Jeffersonville, at noon on Tuesday, March 26, with the Rev. Robert McLeod, pastor of the church, officiating.
Burial was private.

Charles L. Lowndes
Steamfitter, 69

Charles Leo Lowndes of Rock Hill, a steamfitter for Local No. 2 Pipefitters Union in New York City, died Monday, March 18, 2002, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 69 years of age.
The son of the late Charles and Margaret Drew Lowndes, he was born February 14, 1933, in New York City.
A 9th Infantry Division of the U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, he was awarded the Bronze Star and the Combat Infantryman's Badge.
Mr. Lowndes is survived by three sons, Patrick Lowndes of Rock Hill, Jeffrey Lowndes of Las Vegas, Nev., and Christopher Lowndes of Maui, Hawaii; four daughters, Mary Ellen Lowndes of Las Vegas, Nev., Priscilla Lowndes of Rock Hill, and Christine Wasileski and Maureen Zrowka, both of Pennsylvania; three grandchildren, Andrew, Ashley and Amanda; and his former wives, Mary Mitchell Glass and Ada Hudson. He was predeceased by a daughter, Kathleen Deirdre Lowndes.
A memorial gathering will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 195 Broadway, Monticello.
Cremation was made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Carl Wallace Jr.
Ret. Laborer, 77

Carl Wallace Jr. of Newburgh, a retired laborer at Local No. 17 in Newburgh, died Monday, March 18, 2002, at the VA Medical Center in Castle Point. He was 77 years of age.
The son of the late Cull and Cora Stephens Wallace, he was born January 23, 1934, in Fairmont, N.C. He was the widower of Helen Wallace, who died in 1980, and also of Gracie Womble.
A World War II veteran, Mr. Wallace was a member of the Black Rock Fish and Game Club.
In a family statement, it was said, "Carl loved his family and friends. He was always joking and talking about fishing and hunting as he went through life. He always had a wonderful smile on his face. He will be missed by all. He used to live on Gidney Avenue in Newburgh. Friends may call at his sister's home, 79 Lander St., Newburgh, N.Y. 12550."
He is survived by two sons, George Pace of Fairmont, N.C., and Eddie Vaughn of Newburgh; two daughters, Romaine Cain of Scotchtown and Minnie Stackhouse of Newburgh; six step-children, Rita Eaves of the Bronx, Tammy Smith and Angela McCray of Baltimore, Md., Eric Smith of Woodbourne, Wendel Smith of Newburgh and Darrell Smith of Yonkers; five sisters, Evangelist Clementine Council of Newburgh, Frances Stephens of Kingston, N.C., Delores Stewart Williams of New York, Mildred Inman of Hampton, Va., and Julia Inzar of Wilson, N.C.; a brother, Clarance Wallace of Parkton, N.C.; and twelve grandchildren.
Friends may call on Friday, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Brutus W. Hodge Funeral Home, 13 Chambers St., Newburgh.
Services will be held at the funeral home at noon on Saturday with the Rev. Herman Hubbard officiating.
Burial will be made in Cedar Mill Cemetery in Middle Hope.

David Neuberger, 54

David Edward Neuberger, a four-year resident of Hickory, N.C., and a former Jeffersonville resident, died Tuesday, March 12, 2002, at his home. He was 54 years of age.
The son of Laverne R. Bossley Neuberger and the late Edwin A. Neuberger, he was born July 20, 1947.
Mr. Neuberger was a Vietnam War veteran.
He is survived by his mother of Jeffersonville; his wife, Linda L. Neuberger of Hickory, N.C .; two sons, David Jr. and his wife, Diana Neuberger of Jeffersonville, and Donald Corbett and his fiancée, Terri Inghrim of Liberty; three daughters and sons-in-law, Tina and Larry Dowe of Liberty, Melody and David Falkenmeyer of Ferndale and Theresa and Josh Baez of Newton, N.C.; a brother, Steven Neuberger of Tucson, Ariz.; a sister, Susan Young of Newburgh; his father-in-law, Glenn Startup of Liberty; two sisters-in-law, Patricia Startup of New York City, and Barbara Startup of Hartford, Conn.; and numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Services were held Friday at the Drum Funeral Home Chapel in Hickory, N.C. with Father Ed Sheridan and Rev. Paul Grindstaff officiating.
Interment was made in the Western Carolina State Veteran's Cemetery in Black Mountain, N.C.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Catawaba Valley, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, N.C. 28658.

Scott F. Coen
OCCC Student, 19

Scott F. Coen of Bloomingburg, a full-time student at Orange County Community College and a 2001 graduate of Pine Bush High School, died on Saturday, March 16, 2002, as the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was 19 years of age.
The second son of Denise and Greg Coen, he was born December 17, 1982, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern.
In a family statement, it was said, "He was known for his love of family and his zest for life. He participated in many sports, including football, wrestling, soccer, track, biking and weight lifting. He worked out at the YMCA and loved helping others. His family will start a scholarship fund to promote his ideals of sportsmanship, family and service."
He is survived by his parents, at home; a brother and sister-in-law, Christopher and Rosemary Coen of Egg Harbor Township, N.J.; a sister, Heather Coen, at home; his maternal grandparents, Ellen Seaton and Keith Maxwell, his paternal grandparents, John and Margaret Coen, an uncle, John and an aunt, Kathleen, all of New City; and many cousins, uncles and loving friends.
A service of remembrance was celebrated on Thursday at the Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home in Middletown with Pastor Jalowski officiating.
Interment was made in the family plot in the Bloomingburg Rural Cemetery in Bloomingburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Scott F. Coen Scholarship Fund, Box 30, Bloomingburg, N.Y. 12721.

Dorothy Oppelt
Ret. Leir Operator, 68

Dorothy Oppelt of Milford, Pa., a retired Leir operator for Gillinder Glass in Port Jervis and a lifelong area resident, died Sunday, March 17, 2002, at the Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, N.J. She was 68 years of age.
The daughter of the late Charles and Frieda Gunther Flieger, she was born May 14, 1933, in Yulan.
In a family statement, it was said, "She loved her family very much as well as those she came in contact with. She was a strong and independent woman as everything she had she earned it herself through hard work. She had a great sense of humor and was a very good artist and a great cook. She will be greatly missed by everyone who loved her and knew her."
She is survived by two daughters, Sandy Quick of Port Jervis and Brenda Storms; four grandchildren, Tarah, Eric and Michelle Goble and Selina Storms; a son, Thomas C. Oppelt of Westbrookville; a sister, and brother-in-law, Kate and Tom Boggs; and a brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Charlene Flieger of Port Jervis. She was predeceased by a loving friend, Edgar C. Quick.
Services were held Wednesday at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home in Port Jervis with Eileen Perreault officiating.
Interment was private.

top of page  |  home  |  archives