April 29, 2002
Pauline F. Pitt
Ret. Owner of Bar, 80
Pauline F. Pitt of Parksville, the retired co-owner of Bud's Tavern in Livingston Manor and a 42-year area resident, died Saturday, April 27, 2002, at the Roscoe Community Nuring Home. She was 80 years of age.
The daughter of the late Alexander and Victoria Wojciechowska Tarnacki, she was born February 1, 1922, in Jersey City, N.J. She was the widow of Ellwood "Bud" Pitt.
Mrs. Pitt was a past president and secretary of the former Ladies Auxiiary to Livingston Manor Memorial Post #6081, Veterans of Foreign Wars, a former member and treasurer of the Livingston Manor Volunteer Ambulance Corps and a member of St. Aloysius Church in Livingston Manor.
In a family statement, it was said, "Pauline was a loving and caring mother, a devoted "Nana" to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She had a fun-filled love for life despite her many illnesses. Her enduring faith and determination will be remembered always. Her memory will live on forever in the hearts and minds of all those who knew and loved her."
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Walter and Maureen Pitt of Surfside Beach, S. C.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Gloria J. and Robert Smith of Livingston Manor and Kathy and Hank Steele of Fremont Center; three brothers, Anthony Tarnacki of Whiting, N.J., William Tarnacki of Landing, N.J. and Joseph Tarnacki of Bracey, Va.; two sisters, Lillian Buturla of Little Ferry, N.J. and Theresa Kopp of Deerfield Beach, Fla.; seven grandchildren, Kelly Kabiri, Kendra Pitt, Lori Froehlich, Julie Smith, Karen Smith, Dan Steele and Rebecca Steele; four great-grandchildren, Lindsay Edwards, Bryn Kabiri, Garrett Pitt and Andrew Kabiri; and many nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at noon on Tuesday at St. Peter's Church with Msgr. Edward F. Straub officiating.
Burial will be made in the Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery in Liberty.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Livingston Manor Volunteer Ambulance Corps, P.O. Box 1, Livingston Manor, N.Y. 12758 or to the Roscoe Community Nursing Home Holiday Fund, 420 Rockland Rd., Roscoe, N.Y. 12776.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home in Livingston Manor.
Ret. Corrections Offc., 55
Antohny J. "Tony" DiBartolo of Liberty, a retired lieutenant from the Woodbourne Correctional Facility and a longtime area resident, died Saturday, April 27, 2002, at his home. He was 55 years of age.
The son of the late Louis and Rose Franco DiBartolo, he was born May 14, 1946, in Brooklyn.
In a family statement, it was said, "Anthony was a wonderful provider, husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed spending his time with his family, his pride and joy. Anthony will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him."
He is survived by his wife, Donna Semo DiBartolo, at home; five sons, Anthony and his wife, Jessica, Michael, Stephen and his wife, Elizabeth, Christopher and his fiancée Stacy, and Joseph; and three grandchildren, Derek, Khristopher and Patrick.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Harris Funeral Home, West Street at Buckley in Liberty, with Msgr. Edward Straub officiating.
Burial will be made in the Laurel Hill Cemetery in White Sulphur Springs.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered on Monday at St. George's Church in Jeffersonville for Thomas Brennan, a Kenoza Lake resident, formerly of Rockland County, who lived with John and Eleanor Schenck at their family care home for 20 years.
He died Tuesday, April 23, 2002.
Ret. Medical Dir., 75
Marie Demetry of Monticello, a retired 47-year medical director and mental health officer for Jacobi Hospital in New York City and a former longtime resident of the Bronx, died Friday, April 26, 2002, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 75 years of age.
The daughter of the late Alex and Tessie Dmytryszyn Demetry, she was born April 21, 1927, in New York City.
Miss Demetry was a communicant of St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church in Monticello.
A family tribute, taken from a prayer from St. Francis of Assisi, reads:
"O Divine Master,
Grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are
born to eternal life."
She is survived by a brother, John Demetry of Neversink; two nieces and their husbands, Lorraine and Frank Petrocelli of Liberty and Linda and Joseph Campbell of Parlin, N.J.; three nephews, Robert Demetry and his wife, Joan, of Warwick, Paul Demetry of Neversink, and Thomas Demetry and his wife, Sadie, of Irvine, Calif.; five grand-nieces and three grand-nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church in Monticello with the Rev. Robert Ginel officiating.
Burial will be made in St. Peter's Cemetery in Liberty.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Monticello.
Barbara A. Edwards
Barbara A. Edwards of Kauneonga Lake, a homemaker, died on Thursday, April 25, 2002, at her home. She was 74 years of age.
The daughter of the late Jack and Virginia Neilson Phillips, she was born January 31, 1928, in Seattle, Wash. She was the widow of John Edwards who died in 1991.
In a family statement, it was said, "Mom was surrounded by her loving children at the time of her death. Our Mom we will forever love and miss."
She is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and Sonny Evans of Long Island, Joanne and Ray Evans of Kauneonga Lake and April and Noel Edwards of Neversink; seven grandchildren, Torri, John, Kristen, Yvonne, Chris, Luke and Tyler; three sisters, Betty Garber of Liberty, Penny Phillips of Texas and Phyllis Phillips of Georgia; her stepmother, Addis Phillips of Ovid; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Monday at the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Liberty with the Rev. James O'Rourke officiating.
Burial will be made in the Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery in Liberty.
Ret. Office Mgr., 77
Elizabeth D. Gallagher of Shohola, Pa., a former office manager for Okonite Wire Co. in Passaic, N.J., died Monday, April 22, 2002, at the Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis. She was 77 years of age.
The daughter of the late George and Anna-Jane Pritchard Boyes, she was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., on September 2, 1924.
Mrs. Gallagher completed her secondary education in the Clifton, N.J. School System and was a graduate of Churchman Business College in Newark, N.J.
She is survived by her husband of 46 years, George Gallagher, at home; two daughters, Jann Pennello of Lyndhurst, N.J., and Elizabeth Hermstedt of Clementon, N.J; two sons, Robert G. Gallagher of Lackawaxen, Pa., and Charles T. Gallagher of Barryville; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Burial was made in the Milford Cemetery in Dingman Township, Pa.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke's Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, c/o Priscilla Lehman, 172 Route 590, Greeley, Pa. 18425.
Ret. Businessman, 84
Floyd R. Schneider of White Lake and St. Augustine, Fla., a retired president and owner of Carpenter & Smith, Inc. in Monroe, died Tuesday, April 2, 2002, at his home in St. Augustine. He was 84 years of age.
The son of the late Edward and Catherine Hornung Schneider, he was born December 20, 1917, near Callicoon. He was the widower of Katharyn Carpenter Schneider.
A 1936 granduate of George Washington High School in New York City, he received a bachelor's degree from St. John's University in Brooklyn in 1940. He earned a Bachelor of Law degree from St. John's University in 1943 which was later converted to a Juris Doctor degree.
Mr. Schneider was employed by General Electric Credit Corporation and then the law firm of Blake, Voorhees and Stewart in New York City before entering the oil business in 1944. He served as president of Carpenter & Smith Inc. until his retirement in 1983.
Mr. Schneider was a founding member and former president of Hudson Valley Oil Heat Council (1965-1967) and was named the Hudson Valley Oil Heat Council's Man of The Year in 1998.
He was a member of the Empire State Petroleum Association and served on its board of directors. Mr. Schneider was a member of the Board of Directors of Citizen's Bank of Monroe from 1955 until it became Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company, New York, and served as a member of the Board of Education for the Monroe-Woodbury Central School District from 1960 to 1966. He was also a founding member of the Monroe Volunteer Ambulance Corps, an Orange County Democratic Party delegate to the New York State Convention and a member of the Goshen Rotary Club.
Mr. Schneider is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Herbert C. and Judith Schneider of Croton-on-Hudson; a brother, James Schneider of Jeffersonville; a sister, Edna Winckler of Troy; a granddaughter, Victoria S. Schneider of New York City; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by five brothers and two sisters.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 18, at 11 a.m. at the Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush Funeral Home, 117 Maple Avenue, Monroe.
Burial of the cremains will be at the Monroe Cemetery in Monroe.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Monroe Volunteer Ambulance Corps, P.O. Box 841, Monroe, N.Y.
William Needham Sr.
Ret. Supervisor, 77
William R. Needham Sr. of Cornwall-on-Hudson, a retired supervisor for Lightron of Corwall-on-Hudson, died Thursday, April 25, 2002, at the Cornwall Hospital. He was 77 years of age.
The son of the late George and Goldie Perry Needham, he was born July 4, 1924, in Cold Spring.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Morgan Needham, at home; a son, William R. Needham Jr. of Wallkill; four daughters, Mary Vingoe of Newburgh, Susan Needham of Beacon, Laura Worth of Bloomingburg and Sheila Carr of Walden; a brother, Richard Needham of New Jersey; four sisters, Marjorie Kloss of Long Island City, Claire Sceiczina of College Point, Joan Sarconi of Cold Spring and Barbara Oldhoffer of Ridgewood; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Services were held Monday at the Quigley Bros. Funeral Home in Cornwall-on-Hudson, with the Rev. Bernard P. Heter officiating.
Burial was made in Calvary Cemetery in New Windsor.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.
\Edgar Bloom, 69
Retired from ShopRite
Edgar "Warren" Bloom of Rockledge, Fla., a retired employee of the ShopRite Supermarket in Liberty, a former Liberty resident and an 8-year resident of the state of Florida, died Saturday, April 27, 2002. He was 69 years of age.
He was the widower of Jane Crowley Bloom.
Mr. Bloom is survived by seven children, Christine Skinner of Titusville, Fla., Warren Bloom of Westbrookville, Patricia Lane of Rockledge, Fla., Leanne Comfort of Roscoe, Andrew Bloom of Valley Cottage, Kathryn Katz of Rockville, Md., and Thomas Bloom of Cocoa, Fla.; 19 grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; two sisters, Barbara Schulz of Westbrookville and Edythe Buzzelle of Long Island; and a brother, James Bloom of Westbrookville.
Burial was made in Westbrookville.
Albert Hochheim Sr.
Retail Salesman, 53
Albert E. Hochheim Sr. of Pine Bush, a retail salesman at Home Depot in Middletown and a 26-year area resident, died Friday, April 26, 2002, at the Ellenville Regional Hospital in Ellenville. He was 53 years of age.
The son of the late Albert J. and Jean Davis Hochheim, he was born February 25, 1949, in Queens.
An Army veteran of the Vietnam era, he also served in the U.S. Army Reserve and the Army National Guard. He was a member of the Eugene L. Kelley Post of the Catholic War Veterans in Pine Bush and a member of the American Legion Post No. 151 in Middletown. Mr. Hochheim was also a member of the Infant Saviour Church in Pine Bush; a Past Grand Knight of the Pine Bush Council No. 5329, Knights of Columbus; a member and Past Faithful Navigator of the 4th Degree Middletown Assembly; a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians in Middletown, a member of the Walden Sportsman Club and a life member of the NRA.
He is survived by his wife, Kathleen "Kathy" Otton Hochheim, and a daughter, Elizabeth, both at home; two sons, Albert Hochheim Jr. of Napanoch and Brian Hochheim of Yuma, Ariz; a sister, Loretta Raymond of Brooklyn; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the William M. Gagan Funeral Home, 1525 Burlingham Road, Pine Bush, on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 am. on Thursday at the Infant Saviour Church in Pine Bush.
Burial will be made in the Bloomingburg Cemetery in Bloominburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hochheim family.
Edward Palmer Sr.
Ret. Produce Farmer, 83
Edward Palmer Sr. of St. Augustine, Fla., a retired produce farmer in Orange County, N.Y., a former 27-year employee of Chester Cable and a former ten-year employee of Zircar Products, died Monday, April 22, 2002, at his home in St. Augustine. He was 83 years of age.
The son of the late Frank and Anna Heter Palmer, he was born September 26, 1918, in Florida, N.Y.
He was a World War II veteran of the United States Army Air Corps, serving from 1942 to 1946 and a member of American Legion Post #1250.
Mr. Palmer was a faithful former communicant of St. Edward's Church in Florida, N.Y., and served as organist for over 20 years. He was also a 60-year member of the Florida (N.Y.) Volunteer Fire Department and a former member of the Florida Fireman's Band. He was a member of the Cursillo Movement, Eucharistic Minister and parish visitor to the homebound and the nursing homes in Florida and St. Augustine and a member of St. Anastasia Church and its choir in St. Augustine, Fla.
A Mass of the Resurrection was offered on Monday at St. Edward's Catholic Church in Florida, N.Y.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Monastery of Bethlehem, Livingston Manor, N.Y. 12758.
Ret. Furniture Mkr., 85
William Ference of Greenville Township, a retired furniture maker, died Thursday, April 25, 2002, at St. Teresa's Nursing Home in Middletown. He was 85 years of age.
The son of the late John J. and Anastasia Yonsky Ference, he was born April 19, 1917, in Bogota, N.J.
He is survived by a niece, Mary D. Gilzow Natalizio and her husband, Nick, and their children with whom he had resided for the past four years; three sisters, Blanche Todd of Sullivan County, Lillian Campoli of Riverdale, N.J. and Dorothy DaCosta and her husband, Donald, of Dushore, Pa.; and several other nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offerd at 10 a.m. at St. Theresa's Roman Catholic Church in Cresskill, N.J.
Burial was made in Mount Carmel Cemetery in Tenafly, N.J
Ret. Mason, 78
John Mann of Greenville, a retired mason for Local #5 in Poughkeepsie and a longtime area resident, formerly of Rockland County and Middletown, died at his home on Thursday, April 25, 2002. He was 78 years of age.
The son of the late Josiah and Sophia Suffern Mann, he was born March 1, 1924, in Ramsey, N.J.
Serving in the U.S . Army Air Force from 1943 to 1946, he saw action in the African Campaign, the Italian Campaign, Normandy, northern France and central Europe. He worked for over 50 years as a mason/bricklayer with Local #5 until his retirement.
In a family statement, it was said, "He was an outstanding sportsman in the fields of fishing and hunting. He could do anything with his hands and could easily fashion hard to find parts for machinery. His greatest love was his family and he will be greatly missed."
He is survived by his wife whom he met in England, Barbara Mann, at home; five children, and their spouses, Valerie and Jack Knox of Circleville, Pamela and Don Decker of Greenville, Iris and Dan Mock of Eureka, Kans., Monica "Joan" Mann of Greenville, and John Jr. and Wendy Mann of Monroe; three brothers, Joseph Mann of Maine, and Christopher Mann and Robert Mann, both of Monticello; 14 grandchildren, Debbie, Richie, Frankie, Donny, Denise, Danny, Amy, Marie, Margie, Darcy, Jesse, Jimmy, Jonny and Katie; and 18 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a brother, Charles Mann, and a great-grandchild, Shane.
Services will be held Tuesday at the Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, 130 Highland Ave., Middletown at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Ken Wonderland officiating.
Interment will be made in the Orange County Veterans Cemetery in Goshen with full military honors
Ret. Manicurist, 83
Pelma "Lois" Fleming of Wood-ridge, a 18-year area resident and a former 50+ years resident of Jersey City, N.J. died Wednesday, April 24, 2002, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 83 years of age.
The daughter of the late John and Susie Spurlak Strickland, she was born July 21, 1918, in Bolman, Ga.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Monticello and a former member of the Salem Baptist Church and the Zion Baptist Church, both in Jersey City. Mrs. Fleming had volunteered as an ambulance driver for the American Red Cross and worked for RCA, the Hatfield Wire & Cable Company and as a manicurist in New York City and Jersey City.
She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Floyd Fleming Jr., at home; a niece, Gladys White Griswold of Jersey City, N.J.; three nephews, Jimmy White of Elberton, Ga., Warren McDonald and his wife, Florence of Jersey City, N.J., and Ben Davis and his wife, Inga of Willingboro, N.J.; and many grandnieces and grandnephews and great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews.
Services were held Sunday at the C.W. Phelps Funeral Home in Elberton, Ga., followed by burial in St. Mary's Cemetery in Elberton, Ga.
Local arrangements were made by the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Woodbourne.
Ret. Hvy. Equip Oper., 80
Edward George Lockwood of Winterton, a retired heavy equipment operator for McKee Sand & Gravel in Bloomingburg and a lifelong area resident, died Thursday, April 25, 2002, at the Horton Medical Center in Middletown. He was 80 years of age.
The son of the late Clarence and Katherine Evon Lockwood, he was born November 16, 1921, in Winterton.
Mr. Lockwood was a World War II veteran of the U.S . Army.
He is survived by his longtime companion, Bettyann Baker of Godeffroy; a "grandson," Joseph M. Smith of Port Jervis and his son, Sebastian Alexander Smith; and other relatives in the area.
Services were held Saturday at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Wurstboro with the Rev. Betty Beach officiating.
Burial was made in the Bloomingburg Rural Cemetery.
Karl V. Mauer, 81
Ret. Safety/Traffic Super
Karl V. Mauer, a resident of the Belle Reve Adult Care Center in Milford, Pa., formerly of Little Neck, a retired assistant traffic and safety supervisor for the New York and New England Divisions of the New York State Thruway, died Friday, April 19, 2002. He was 81 years of age.
Born in New York City, Mr. Mauer attended Stuyvesant High School in New York City and Admiral Farragut Naval Academy in Toms River, N.J. He was appointed to the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md., but was voided because of his color blindness. He served his country during World War II as a civilian tool and die maker producing for the war effort. Mr. Mauer was an artist's charcoal manufacturer and distributor, a NYS Parkway Policeman as well as his duties with the New York State Thruway.
In a family statement, it was said, "He was a good provider and a loving father and grandfather with many practical skills. Karl was beloved by his family and neighbors. He enjoyed helping other people."
Mr. Mauer was a past Grand Knight of the St. Anastasia's Council No. 5911 of the Knights of Columbus in Douglaston, L.I. He was also a past commodore of the John Barry Assembly of the fourth degree of the Knights of Columbus, a past grand commander of the Orosius Caravan of the International Order of the Alhambra, a past president of the Men's Society of Holy Cross High School, a head usher at St. Anastasia's Church, a baseball team coach in the Babe Ruth League, and participated in many other activities.
He is survived by two children, Linda Boyle of Milford, Pa., and Lawrence Mauer of Monticello; five grandchildren, Michael Boyle, Kenneth Boyle, Jeffrey Mauer, Richard Mauer and John-Paul Mauer; and two great-grandchildren, Cassia Mauer and Kaitlyn Boyle. He was the widower of Doris H. Mauer.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Anastasia's Church in Douglaston, L.I.