April 2, 2002
John A. McGill Jr.
A memorial service for John Allen McGill Jr. of Grahamsville, a retired hardware store owner and a longtime area resident, who died Monday, January 28, 2002, has been scheduled for Saturday, April 13, 2002, at 11 a.m. at Christ Lutheran Church in Ellenville.
He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Marion Bissert McGill, at home; a brother-in-law, Fred Bissert of Las Vegas, Nev.; two nephews, John Bissert of Colorado and Michael John McGill of the state of Florida; two nieces, Nancy Bissert of Long Island and Valerie Ann McGill of the state of Florida; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Retired Mason, 80
Stephen George Wisniski of Cape Canaveral, Fla., a retired mason and a former Long Island resident, died Friday, March 22, 2002, at Cape Canaveral Hospital, after a short illness. He was 80 years of age.
The son of Konstanty and Mary Anna Koman, he was born November 8, 1921, in Flushing.
He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Desmond and Lori Wisniski of Rock Hill and George and Maxine Wisniski of Long Island; three daughters and sons-in-law, Kathleen and Frank LaBuda of Wurtsboro, MaryAnn and Joseph Sawicki of Long Island and Pauline and Donald Lopresti of Long Island; 13 grandchildren; two brothers, Frank and Stanley Wisniski; and a sister, Frances. He was predeceased by a granddaughter, Elizabeth, and two brothers, Joseph and Zigmund Wisniski.
Private services were held in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. Locally the address would be P.O. Box 628, Monticello, N.Y. 12701.
Goldie Bloom, a three-year resident of West Palm Beach, Fla., and former 55-year resident of Monticello, died Saturday, March 23, 2002, after a short illness. She was 83 years of age.
She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Dr. James E. Bloom, at home; a son, Dr. Eric J. Bloom of Monticello; two daughters, Maida S. Demos of Cheyenne, Wyo., and Penny Vellano of Scotia; and nine grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Palm Beach County, 5300 East Avenue, West Palm Beach, Fla. 33407.
Jean H. Gilleaudeau
Retired Secretary, 92
Jean H. Gilleaudeau of Monticello, a homemaker and a secretary for the former Bulletin-Sentinel in Monticello and a lifelong area resident, died Friday, March 29, 2002, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 92 years of age.
The daughter of the late Frank H. and Jeannette Halliday King, she was born June 6, 1909, in Forestburgh. She was the widow of Raymond Gilleaudeau.
Mrs. Gilleaudeau was a member of Stitch Wits, AARP and St. Peter's Leisure Club.
She is survived by a niece and her husband, Madeline and William Conway Sr. of Rock Hill; two grand-nephews, William "Chuck" Conway Jr. and Michael Conway; a grand-niece, Patricia Jean Conway; four great-grandnephews and two great-grandnieces.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 195 Broadway, Monticello, with the Rev. Robert Pinto officiating.
Burial will be made in the St. John Street Cemetery in Monticello.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sullivan County SPCA, 25 Rock Hill Dr., Rock Hill, N.Y. 12775.
Harold Huggler Sr.
Ret. Plumber, 75
Harold G. Huggler Sr. of Liberty, a retired self-employed plumber, died Friday, March 29, 2002, at the Sullivan County Adult Care Center after a short illness. He was 75 years of age.
The son of the late Frank and Florence Drennon Huggler, he was born in Liberty.
Mr. Huggler was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy and a member of the Russell D. Sprague Post No. 109, American Legion, the Clarence Hoyt Post No. 9217, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Liberty Presbyterian Church, all in Liberty, and the Tar Paper Shanty Hunting Club in Claryville.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Mary Muccino Huggler, at home; five sons, Harold Huggler Jr. of Liberty, Glenn Huggler of Pen Yan, Wayne Huggler of Campbell, and Keith Huggler and Scott Huggler, both of Parksville; a sister, Charlotte Gerow of San Mateo, Fla.; 12 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. He was predeceased by a brother, Frank Huggler.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Ramsay's Funeral Home, 275 S. Main St., Liberty, with Deacon John Riley officiating.
Burial will be made in the Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery with full military honors.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Family Care Council at the Sullivan County Adult Care Center, Liberty, N.Y. 12754.
Charles Wagner Jr.
Ret. Const. Wkr., 77
Charles Wagner Jr. of Belleview, Fla., a retired construction worker, died in Summerfield, Fla., on March 17, 2002. He was 77 years of age.
The son of the late Charles and Rose Kille Wagner, he was born December 6, 1924, in Callicoon.
A World War II veteran of the United States Army, he had received many military honors.
Mr. Wagner was the former director of the Circleville Drum and Bugle Corps, a member of American Legion Post No. 151 in Middletown, a member of Local Union No. 17 in Newburgh and a former member of the Circleville Volunteer Fire Company.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Anne Mingolla Wagner, at home; a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Yaeko Wagner of Ocala, Fla.; a daughter and son-in-law, Rose-Anne and William Townsend of Forest Corners, Fla.; three brothers, Barney Wagner of Wanaque, N.J., and Arthur Wagner and William Wagner, both of Middletown; two sisters, Gertrude Tetz and Margaret Meyers, both of Belleview, Fla.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a brother, John Wagner.
A memorial service will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 149 Cottage St., Middletown, on Saturday at 11 a.m.
Rev. Patrick T. Brady
Catholic Priest, 85
The Rev. Patrick T. Brady, O.M.I. of Tewksbury, Mass., a former priest in the parishes of Liberty and Monticello, died Friday, March 29, 2002, at the Oblate residence in Tewksbury, Mass., following an extended illness. He was 85 years of age.
The son of the late Hugh and Mary Leddy Brady, he was born April 18, 1916, in New York City.
He attended local parochial schools, graduated from St. Francis Xavier High School in 1935 and in 1941 attended New York University. He entered the Oblate Novitiate in Tewksbury and pronounced his vows a year later. Father Brady studied philosophy and theology at the Oblate Seminary and on May 31, 1948, he was ordained at the Seminary in Washington, D.C., by Bishop Arsene Turquetil, O.M.I., a retired missionary bishop of Northern Canada. Missionary spirit became a part of Fr. Brady's life and he spent nearly 20 years as a member of the Oblate Missions in Japan.
His first assignment was to the staff of the Oblates' mission magazine, The Oblate World, headquartered at that time in Buffalo. He returned to the United States in 1969 and served briefly at St. Stephen's Parish in Miramar, Fla. He later returned to the Oblate World magazine which was now based in Boston and served as editor and director of the Missionary Association of Mary Immaculate.
In 1972, he returned to New York and spent the following 10 years at St. Peter's Church in Liberty and the next 10 years at St. Peter's in Monticello. During both assignments, he was active in the Pro-Life movement and visiting the sick at local hospitals. He moved into the Oblate community of Our Lady of Hope Center in Newburgh in 1994 and continued his visits to the hospitals and parishes in Liberty and Monticello. A year ago, as Fr. Brady's health declined, he moved to the Oblate Infirmary residence in Tewksbury, Mass.
Fr. Brady, a more than 60-year member of the Knights of Columbus, continued submitting numerous articles in Catholic publications, including the "Catholic Digest" and "Columbia," the national magazine of the Knights of Columbus.
He is survived by several nieces and nephews, including Lynne Brady of Ridgewood, N.J., Eileen Tompkins of West Kill, Timothy, Thomas and Kevin Dwyer of Flushing, Patricia Dwyer of Sarasota, Fla., Patrick Brady of Arizona and Betty Brady.
Friends may call at the Oblate Novitiate Chapel, 486 Chandler St., Tewksbury, Mass., on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
A Vespers Service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday evening.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be concelebrated at the church on Wednesday morning at 10 a.m.
Burial will be made in the Oblate Grotto Cemetery in Tewksbury, Mass.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Oblate Retirement Fund, P.O. Box 419, Tewksbury, Mass. 01876.
Ruby McAdams of Roscoe, a homemaker and a lifelong area resident, died Sunday, March 31, 2002, at the Roscoe Community Nursing Home.
The daughter of the late John and Jane Pellam Gorr, she was born July 5, 1912, in Acidalia. She was the widow of Charles J. McAdams.
Mrs. McAdams is survived by four sons, Aaron McAdams of McCall, S.C., Charles McAdams of Rifle, Colo., Rex McAdams of Livingston Manor and Aquila McAdams of Elmira; two daughters, Leila McAdams of Neversink and Elizabeth Sherwood of Roscoe; a sister, Mildred Braswell of Livingston Manor; 19 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Joel McAdams who died in 1943.
Friends may call at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Services will be held on Friday at the funeral home at 1 p.m.
Burial will be made in the North Branch Lutheran Cemetery in North Branch.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 6725 Lyons St., P.O. Box 7E, East Syracuse, N.Y. 13057.
Ret. Carpenter, 89
Anthony "Tony" Schaefer of Cochecton, an 85-year area resident, a carpenter and the owner and operator of The Schaefer House, a summer boarding house, died Saturday, March 30, 2002, at the Newark Hospital in Newark, N.Y. He was 89 years of age.
The son of the late Anton and Katherine Amchel Schaefer, he was born September 26, 1912, in New York City. He was the widower of Julia Schaefer who died in 1998.
He began in the business by helping his mother and father and later he and his wife ran The Schaefer House for many years.
Mr. Schaefer was a member of Our Lady of the Lake Roman Catholic Church and the Town of Cochecton Volunteer Ambulance Corps, both in Lake Huntington, a member and former secretary of the Lake Huntington-Cochecton Fire Department, and a member of the Knights of Columbus.
He is survived by a daughter, Carol S. Graves of Wolcott; two grandsons and their wives, Brian and Betsy Graves and Michael and Margaret Graves, all of Rochester; two nephews; a niece; and several cousins.
Friends may call at the Rasmussen Sons Funeral Home in Narrowsburg on Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of the Lake Roman Catholic Church in Lake Huntington with the Rev. Thomas Jones officiating.
Burial will be made in St. Francis Cemetery in Narrowsburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Town of Cochecton Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Lake Huntington, N.Y. 12752; or to the Wolcott Central School Florentine Hendrick School Library, 5751 New Hartford St., or the Wolcott Civic Free Library, 5890 New Hartford St., both at Wolcott, N.Y. 14590.
Anne P.K. Fenner, 79
Ret. Psych Hosp. Emply.
Anne Patricia Keating Fenner of Laurel, Del., a former Otisville resident and a retired New York State employee of the Middletown Psychiatric Hospital, died Saturday, March 30, 2002, in Laurel, Del. She was 79 years of age.
The daughter of the late Patrick Francis and Anna Mathilda Davis Keating, she was born September 24, 1922, in Glen Wild.
Mrs. Fenner is survived by her husband of 60 years, Howard Fenner, at home; four daughters and sons-in-law, Arlene and Jon Walston of Boonville, Elaine and Roger VanLeuven of Woodbourne, Marion (Walston) and Arlie Wooters Jr. of Laurel, Del., and Patricia and Raymond Smith Jr. of Neversink; a sister, Madeliene Keating Gordon of Rock Hill; six grandchildren, Kathy Walston Dodd, Karen Walston, Thomas VanLeuven, Christopher Walston, Ann Smith and Tammy Smith; six great-grandchildren, Dayla Janine Lynch, Brendon Mark Lynch, Mariah Brooks Walston, Zachary Ryan Klutts, Jeremy Logan Klutts and Tyler Joshua Lynn. She was predeceased by a son, Robert Christopher Fenner, a brother, Floyd Keating, and three sisters, Rose Keller, Frances Schaefer and Alice Allen.
Friends may call at the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home, 396 Main St., Woodbourne, on Thursday from 9 to 11 a.m.
Services will be held at 10:45 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with Fr. Robert Ginel officiating.
Interment will be made in St. Peter's Cemetery in Monticello.