April 9, 2002
Antoinette "Nettie" Dunatov, a longtime resident of Middletown and a former resident of Monticello, died Wednesday, April 3, 2002, at the Middletown Park Manor. She was 75 years of age.
The daughter of the late John and Mary Cocot Dunatov, she was born November 11, 1926, in Brooklyn.
She is survived by a sister, Gloria Sauchuk of Newburgh; a brother, John Dunatov of Steilacoom, Wash.; and many nieces and nephews.
Services were held Saturday at the Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home in Middletown.
Interment was made in the family plot in St. Peter's Cemetery in Monticello with Fr. Patrick McGuigan officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange in Hudson Valley, Inc., 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.
Ret. Constr. Wkr., 86
George Edward Youmans of Neversink, a retired construction worker who had worked at the construction of the Neversink Reservoir, died Tuesday, April 2, 2002, at the Castle Point Veterans Administration Medical Center. He was 86 years of age.
The son of the late Edgar and Arantha Kiselbrugh Youmans, he was born June 7, 1915, in Kingston.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Beverly Mae Youmans, at home; a daughter and son-in-law, Loretta Yvonne and Richard Strangeway of Arcade; a son, Charles Edwin Youmans, and his companion, Abbe Klotz, of Grahamsville; two sisters, Bertha Foreman and Evelyn Wilson, both of Walton; five grandchildren, Michael and Kristen Strangeway and Eric, Jessica and Brett Youmans; a great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by one sister, MaryJane Youmans, and a brother, Harold Youmans.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Woodbourne.
Lorraine Muller, an eight-year resident of Seminole, Fla., and a former longtime Monticello resident, died Thursday, April 4, 2002, at the Largo Medical Center after a long illness. She was 64 years of age.
The daughter of the late Clarence and Helen Cook, she was born June 6, 1937, in Hortonville.
In a family statement, it was said, "Lorraine was known as a loving caregiver to family and friends alike."
A relative, she was an active member of the Frederick A. Cook Society who is claimed to be the first to discover the North Pole. Mrs. Muller was of the Catholic faith.
She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Frank Muller Sr., at home; six children and their spouses, Pattie and Glenn Sonnenschein of Rock Hill, Peggi and Thomas Duesler of Cobleskill, Pennie and Randy Weiss Sr. of Stoutland, Mo., and Frank Jr. and Debbie Muller, Douglas J. and Laura Muller and Pammi and Louis Setren, all of Monticello; 12 grandchildren; a great-grandson; three brothers, Walter Cook of Seminole, Fla., Donald Cook of Youngsville and Richard Cook of Pennsylvania; two sisters, Ruth Manswell of Texas and Evelyn DeMyer of Grahamsville; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Gordon "Sonny" Cook, and a grandson, Daniel Lee Bivins.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 195 Broadway, Monticello with Sister Connie James of St. Vincent De Paul Church in Cobleskill officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation, The Wish House, Tarrytown, N.Y. 10591.
Werner P. Kunze
Ret. Traffic Mgr., 90
Werner P. Kunze of Lew Beach, a 26-year area resident and a retired traffic manager for Deutz Diesel in New York City, died Thursday, April 4, 2002, at the Roscoe Community Nursing Home. He was 90 years of age.
The son of the late Paul and Klara Ehrhardt Kunze, he was born October 18, 1911, in Chemnitz, Germany.
Mr. Kunze was a German soldier from 1939 to 1945 and a POW in Yugoslavia from 1945 to 1949. He left East Germany in 1955 on a one-day pass and never returned. He worked in Hamburg, West Germany, as a longshoreman for two years and came to America in 1955.
He was a member of the Livingston Manor Senior Citizens, the Beaverkill Valley Fire Department and the Lew Beach Methodist Church.
Mr. Kunze is survived by his wife, Evelyn G. Kunze, at home; a niece, Sylvia Bittner, and a nephew, Peter Bittner, both of Chemnitz, Germany. He was predeceased by a sister, Lotte Bittner.
The family will receive friends on Saturday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home, 29 Pearl St., Livingston Manor.
Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Stewart F. Pohlman officiating.
Burial will be made in the Lew Beach Cemetery in Lew Beach.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Livingston Manor Volunteer Ambulance Corps, P.O. Box 1, Livingston Manor, N.Y. 12758 or to the Beaverkill Valley Fire Department, Lew Beach, N.Y. 12758.
Maj. Thomas Kiley Sr.
Major Thomas P. Kiley Sr. (Ret.) of Stony Brook, L.I., a former resident of Elmont and Monticello, died Thursday, April 4, 2002.
He is survived by his wife, Florence McConville Kiley, at home; two sons, Thomas P. Kiley Jr. and James Kiley; two daughters, Sheila Patricia Elmer and Maureen Daniels and her husband, Robert; 14 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Monday at St. James Roman Catholic Church.
Interment was made in St. James Churchyard Cemetery on Long Island.
Mary E. Strain
Ret. Med. Tech., 85
Mary E. Strain of Wurtsboro, a retired medical technician for the Tuxedo Hospital in Tuxedo and a lifelong area resident, died Friday, April 5, 2002, at the Horton Medical Center in Middletown. She was 85 years of age.
The daughter of the late Alfred and Phronia Conklin Hill, she was born October 23, 1916, in Tuxedo. She was the widow of John J. Strain who died September 6, 1965.
Mrs. Strain was a former member of the Southfields United Methodist Church in Southfields.
She is survived by a son, John A. Strain of Wurtsboro; three daughters, Mary E. Peterson of Albany, Kathleen L. Hibben of Wurtsboro and Patricia E. Palmatier of Summitville; five grandchildren, Susan, Scott, Donald, Christopher and Jennifer; two great-grandchildren, Michaela and Ryan; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held at the Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush Funeral Home in Monroe on Monday with the Rev. Gary Rankin officiating.
Burial was made in the Cemetery of the Highlands in Highland Mills.
Michael F. Campbell
Michael F. Campbell of Monticello, a mason and a lifelong area resident, died suddenly Thursday, April 4, 2002, at the Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla. He was 27 years of age.
The son of Thomas and Michele Nachbar Campbell, he was born June 12, 1974, in Newburgh.
He is survived by his parents of Ferndale; his fiancée, Corrina Conklin, at home; two sons, Brett Michael Campbell and Hunter Ryan Campbell, both at home; three brothers, Thomas Campbell Jr. of Monticello, and David Campbell and Brian Campbell, both of Ferndale; his maternal grandfather, Henry J. Nachbar of Australia; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Monday at St. Peter's Church in Monticello.
Burial was made in St. Peter's Cemetery in Monticello.
Memorial contributions may be made to benefit his children's education.
Funeral arrangements were made by the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Monticello.
Ret. Obstetrics RN, 77
Katherine Olson of Monticello, a retired obstetrics registered nurse at the former Hamilton Avenue and Community General hospitals, died at her home on Wednesday, April 3, 2002. She was 77 years of age.
The daughter of the late Ferdinand and Iva "Meme" Lemon, she was born March 16, 1925, in Port Jervis.
Mrs. Olson was a graduate of the Methodist Hospital School of Nursing in Brooklyn, a pioneer in her field.
In a family statement, it was said, "We will miss her deeply but are sustained by the memory of her cheerful persona. Daffodils will always remind us of her!"
She is survived by her husband, Gus Olson, at home; a daughter, Marilou, and her husbands, John Johnstone of Tucson, Ariz., and Paul Walsh of Rock Hill; a granddaughter and her husband, Kristine and Ed Gallet of Rock Hill; a brother, Robert Lemon of Lake Worth, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
Josephine De Lucia
Ret. Dressmaker, 81
Josephine De Lucia of Middletown, a retired dressmaker in New York City and a 44-year area resident, died Saturday, April 6, 2002, at the Sullivan County Adult Care Center in Liberty. She was 81 years of age.
The daughter of the late Vincenzo and Josephine Clemente, she was born February 21, 1921, in Bari, Italy. She was the widow of Carlo De Lucia.
Mrs. De Lucia was a member of the Trinity Assembly of God Church in Middletown and was an ordained minister.
She is survived by a son, Michael De Lucia of Middletown; four daughters, Annamaria Saucier of Pembroke Pines, Fla., Josephine Bruning of Woodridge, Denise Malik of Deerpark and Diana Roda of Middletown; a brother, Louis Clemente of Middletown; eight grandchildren, Joseph and Jonathan De Lucia, Sarah and Samantha Sanchez, David and Christina Roda and Brandon and Briana Malik; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Trinity Assembly of God Church, Blumel Road, Middletown on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church with the Rev. Jerry Bricker officiating.
Burial will be made in the Pine Hill Cemetery in the Town of Wawayanda.