April 19, 2002
Thomas P. Kiley Sr.
Ret. HS Principal
Thomas P. Kiley Sr. of Stony Brook, a former resident of Elmont and Monticello, died Thursday, April 4, 2002.
After serving in the military and obtaining the rank of Major, Mr. Kiley moved to Monticello and became principal of the Monticello High School, serving from 1969 until his retirement in June 1980. His wife was an elementary school teacher at the George W. Cooke School in Monticello.
Mr. Kiley was a member and past president of the Monticello Kiwanis Club and a Eucharistic Minister at St. Peter's R.C. Church in Monticello.
In a family statement, it was said, "He was an absolute fixture at all high school athletic events and was well-loved by the community."
He is survived by his wife, Florence McConville Kiley, at home; three sons, Thomas P. Kiley Jr., James Kiley and Robert Kiley; two daughters, Sheila Patricia Elmer and Maureen Daniels; 14 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. James Roman Catholic Church.
Interment was made in St. James Churchyard Cemetery on Long Island.
Ret. Store Owner, 96
Arthur L. Geiselmann of Roscoe, a retired owner of a supermarket in Roscoe and a lifelong area resident, died Tuesday, April 16, 2002, at the Roscoe Community Nursing Home in Roscoe. He was 96 years of age.
The son of the late John and Anna Boehmer Geiselmann, he was born October 3, 1905, in Callicoon. He was the widower of Marie Kenney Geiselmann who died December 23, 1955.
He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Frances G. and Francis Tempel of Roscoe; a son and daughter-in-law, Joseph A. and Pam Geiselmann of Osage Beach, Mo.; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Harris Funeral Home, Railroad Ave., Roscoe, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the Gate of Heaven Church, Highland Ave., Roscoe, with the Rev. Alfred Croke officiating.
Burial will be made in the Riverview Cemetery in Roscoe.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Roscoe-Rockland Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Roscoe, N.Y. 12776.
Eva T. Roesner
Eva T. Roesner, a former resident of Youngsville, a homemaker and a lifelong area resident, died at the Roscoe Community Nursing Home in Roscoe, where she had been a resident for about 10 years, on Monday, April 15, 2002. She was 72 years of age.
The daughter of the late Archibald and Gladys Tremper, she was born August 4, 1929, in Youngsville. She was the widow of Clarence Roesner who died in 1994.
Mrs. Roesner was a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star and was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary to the H. Russell Kenyon Post No. 5808, Veterans of Foreign Wars, in Callicoon.
She is survived by five daughters, Donna Walton of Youngsville, Irene Vanderbeck of Largo, Fla., Virginia Horning of Mesa, Ariz., Dawn Simmons of West Islip, and June Link of Islip; a son, John Roesner of Golden Valley, Minn.; a brother, Charles Tremper of Youngsville; a sister, Carol Pittenturff of Littlestown, Pa.; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a sister, June Pederson.
Services will be held at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville at 11 a.m. on Friday.
Burial will be made at the Kenoza Lake Cemetery in Kenoza Lake.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation, 2 Jefferson Place, Suite 102, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 12601-4027.
Jeanine Genovese, 23
Jeanine R. Genovese of Stony Point died Sunday, April 7, 2002, at the Sloan-Kettering Hospital in New York City. She was 23 years of age.
The daughter of Thomas and Geraldine McKenzie Genovese, she was born October 3, 1978, in Nyack. She was also the granddaughter of the late William and Edith Jacobs McKenzie. Mrs. McKenzie was born and raised in Youngsville and lived there until her marriage when she moved to Hawthorne, N.J.
Miss Genovese is survived by her parents; a sister, Stephanie; several aunts, uncles and cousins; great-aunts and great-uncles, including Gladys and Russell Duttweiler of Jeffersonville, Grace and Walter Weigand of Briscoe, and Betty Jacobs of Youngsville. She was predeceased by a great-uncle, Howard "Bud" Jacobs.
Funeral services were held April 11 in Stony Point.
David Ware, 69
David Ware, a 35-year resident of Monticello and longtime maintenance worker at the Monticello Raceway, died unexpectedly Friday, April 12, 2002, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 69 years of age.
The son of the late Will Sr. and Lilly Mae Harris Ware, he was born October 23, 1932, in Montgomery, Ala.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Flossie Robinson Ware, at home; a sister, Lilly Mae Watson of Montgomery, Ala.; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers and five sisters.
Friends may call at the First Baptist Church of Monticello, Liberty St., Monticello, on Friday from 10 a.m. until noon.
Services will be held at noon at the church with the Rev. James Matthews officiating.
Cremation was private at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church, Liberty St., Monticello, N.Y. 12701.
Funeral arrangements were made by Ramsay's Funeral Home in Monticello.
Thomas O. Dailey,
Infant, 4 Days
Thomas Orlo Dailey, the infant son of Thomas and Danielle Tessora Dailey of Bethel, died Friday, April 12, 2002, at the Albany Medical Center in Albany. He was 4 days old.
Graveside services and burial were held Thursday at the Laurel Cemetery in Cochecton Center with the Rev. Phyllis Haynes 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.
Humberto Rodriquez, 69
Ret. MR Driver/Camp Mgr.
Humberto Rodriquez of Liberty, a longtime area resident, died Sunday, April 14, 2002, at his home following a long illness. He was 69 years of age.
The son of the late Jose and Ramona Zamora Rodriquez, he was born March 16, 1933, in Cuba.
Mr. Rodriquez was an owner, trainer and driver at Monticello Raceway and was also the caretaker and general manager of Camp Gila in Liberty for 25 years. He was a member of St. Peter's Church in Monticello and a member of the Monticello Horseman's Association.
He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Donna Petitto Rodriquez, at home; five daughters and three sons-in-law, Rachel (Rodriquez) and Sean Johnstone of Staten Island, Laurie and Bobby Cappello of Tamarac, Fla. Sabrina (Arango) and Maurice Gonzales of Sackett Lake, Odette Rodriquez of Beach Lake, Pa., and Yvette Rodriquez of the state of Florida; two brothers, Jose Rodriquez of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Oswaldo Rodriquez of Hialeah, Fla.; four sisters, Raquel Marrero of Monticello, Carmen Triana of West Palm Beach, Fla., Martha Rodriquez of Lake Worth, Fla., and Hilda Rodriquez of Tampa, Fla.; a brother-in-law, Bobby Petitto of Rock Hill and two grandchildren, Brian and Tyler.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered on Wednesday at St. Peter's Church in Monticello with Fr. Robert Ginel officiating.
Burial was made in St. Peter's Cemetery in Monticello.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 6725 Lyons St., P.O. Box 7E, East Syracuse, N.Y. 13057.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Monticello.
Ret. Chemist, 84
Bohdan Chapla of Glen Spey, a retired chemist with Tuscan Dairy in Union, N.J. and a 30-year area resident, died Wednesday, April 17, 2002, at the Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis. He was 84 years of age.
The son of the late Waysi and Eleonora Myczkowska Chapla, he was born November 18, 1917, in Ukraine. He was the widower of Olga Masluk Chapla who died December 20, 1996.
Mr. Chapla was a member of St. Volodymyr's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Glen Spey.
He is survived by a son, George Chapla of Union, N.J.; two daughters, Nadia Sketkiewych of W. Caldwell, N.J., and Christine Duarte of Cave Creek, Ariz.; and five grandchildren, Jennifer, Danielle, Sonja, Natalie and Michael.
Services will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday at the Gray-Parker Funeral Home, 100 East Main St., Port Jervis, followed by a Liturgy Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Volodymyr's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Glen Spey with the Rev. Oleksa Kostyk officiating.
Burial will be made in the Glen Spey Cemetery in Glen Spey.
Harriet Kabba, 92
Family Care Founder
Harriet H. Kabba of Des Moines, Wash., and a former Sullivan County resident, died April 5, 2002. She was 92 years of age.
The daughter of the late Robert and Nellie Hyde, she was born May 1, 1909, in Sullivan County. She was the widow of George Blanchett and Edward Kabba.
Mrs. Kabba was the founder and president emeritus of the Family Care Providers Association of New York State, providing care for residents in her home until her retirement. She was a past commander and a past department commander of the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary and remained up to date on the events of the DAV until her death.
She is survived by a daughter, Sandra Looney of Houston, Tex.; a son, and daughter-in-law, Dennis C. and Karon Kabba of Auburn, Wash; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and many friends. She was predeceased by a son, George Blanchett Jr.
Burial will be made in the Wallkill Cemetery in Phillipsburg.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to World Vision or to the American Heart Association, 419 East Main St., Middletown, N.Y. 10940.
Ret. Businessman, 78
Emanuel "Mendel" Gold of South Fallsburg and North Miami Beach, Fla., a retired co-owner of Gold and Rados Cottages and Egg Farm in South Fallsburg and a longtime area resident, died at his home in North Miami Beach, Fla., on April 15, 2002. He was 78 years of age.
The son of the late Chaim Shaya and Blima Goldblit, he was born June 17, 1923, in Lodz, Poland.
He was a member of the South Fallsburg Hebrew Association; chairman of the Israeli Bond Drive, North Miami Beach Chapter; chairman of the Holocaust Remembrance Day, North Miami Beach Chapter; Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies; president of Mar-Len Gardens Men's Club and vice president of Mar-Len Gardens Development. He was also a member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth Domfort Gold, at home; two sons, Samuel Gold and Aimee Rabinowitz of Delray Beach, Fla., and Steve and his wife, Helene Gold of New York City; a daughter, Esther Gold of Little Neck; his sister-in-law and partner in Gold and Rados, Gussie Rados of South Fallsburg; four grandchildren, Bari, Bryan, Griffin and Austin; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Wednesday at the Joseph N. Garlick, Funeral Home in Monticello with Rabbi Isaac Gottlieb officiating.
Burial was made in the South Fallsburg Hebrew Association Cemetery in Glen Wild.
Shiva will be observed through Tuesday, April 23, at the home of Steve Gold in New City.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Simon Wiesenthal Center, the South Fallsburg Hebrew Association, South Fallsburg, N.Y. 12779 or to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.