May 7, 2002
Lucille S. Pantel
Retired Teacher, 79
Lucille Schalge Pantel of South Fallsburg, a retired home economics teacher, died Thursday, May 2, 2002, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center from complications due to cancer. She was 79 years of age.
The daughter of the late Dora and Albert Schalge, she was born September 24, 1922, on the family dairy farm in Akron, N.Y. She was the widow of Harold C. Pantel.
Mrs. Pantel was a graduate of State Teachers College in Buffalo and taught home economics in schools in Fallsburg and Ellenville. She attended Columbia Teachers College at Columbia University and received her master's degree in 1966.
Of the many honors she has received, Mrs. Pantel was named the RSVP 2001 Sullivan County Town of Fallsburg Senior of the Year. She was a past member of the Fallsburg Central School Board, a member of the Sullivan County Board of Cooperative Educational Services, a charter member and volunteer of the Fallsburg Reading Room, a member of the Town of Fallsburg Library, a member of the American Association of University Women and a charter member of the Town of Fallsburg Lioness Club.
Mrs. Pantel was also a member of the Town of Fallsburg Lions, a member of the Fallsburg PTA, a member of the New York State United Teachers Association and the American Federation of Teachers. She was a member of the Fallsburg-Woodbourne Chapter of Hadassah, the B'nai B'rith Women, the Calico Geese Quilters, the Sullivan County Historical Society, the Catskill Art Society and a member of the Phi Delta Kappa International.
She was also a member of the Jewish Women International, a Boy Scout leader and a den mother, a Fallsburg Little League coach, a volunteer of transportation for seniors, a County Fair Home Economics judge, a member of the Cornell Cooperative Extension and a founding board member of Sullivan County Head Start.
Renowned for her cooking and needlecraft skills, Mrs. Pantel particularly enjoyed preparing hearty meals for her large family and many friends. She was an avid traveler in the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii, and many foreign countries.
Mrs. Pantel is survived by four sons, A.J. Pantel and his wife, Karin, of Thompsonville, Ray S. Pantel of Greenville, Robert C. Pantel of Windsor, Vt., and Timothy S. Pantel and his wife, Robin, of South Fallsburg; ten grandchildren, Jason and his wife, Jennifer, of Rock Hill, Shannon of Alexandria, Va., Joshua of Bellvue, Wash., Zachary of Thompsonville, Alexa of Godeffroy, Braelin and Haddon of Windsor, Vt. and Jenna, Austin and Brendon of South Fallsburg; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Haddon C. Pantel.
Funeral services were held Monday at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Monticello.
Burial was made in the Workmen's Circle Cemetery in Glen Wild.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Haddon Pantel Memorial Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 370, or to the Town of Fallsburg Library, both at South Fallsburg, N.Y. 12779.
Harold C. Vester
Ret. Army Sgt., 57
Harold C. Vester of Virginia Beach, Va., a 1986 retired U.S. Army Sergeant with 20 years of service, died Tuesday, April 23, 2002. He was 57 years of age.
The son of the late Frank and Martha Hedglin, he was born August 5, 1944, in Middletown.
He was a member of the Norfolk Moose Lodge.
Mr. Vester is survived by his wife, Coleen Smith Vester and a daughter, Theresa Vester, both at home; a son, Harold C. Vester Jr. and his wife, Deanna, of Portsmouth, Va.; two sisters, Charlene Fleming and Kathy Hoover, both of Middletown; three brothers, Lawrence Hedglin of Wurtsboro, David Hedglin of the state of Washington and Frank B. Hedglin of Texas; four grandchildren; an aunt; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held April 26 at the Chapel of Princess Anne Memorial Park Mausoleum in Virginia with the Rev. Claude Parham officiating.
Andre R. Migliacci
Warehouse Super, 21
Andre R. Migliacci of Goshen, a warehouse supervisor at Furniture Options in Goshen and a 17-year area resident, died Wednesday, May 1, 2002, at the Arden Hill Hospital in Goshen. He was 21 years of age.
The son of Robert Migliacci and Patricia Talmage, he was born January 20, 1981, in New York City.
He was a graduate of Goshen High School.
Mr. Migliacci is survived by his mother, Patricia Talmage Gillen and her husband, Gene, of Middletown; his father of Goshen; two sisters, Roxanne R. Gorman and her husband, Greg, of Albany, and Alanna J. Migliacci of Goshen; his paternal grandmother, Mildred Migliacci of the Bronx; his maternal grandparents, Jeanne and Arthur Talmage of Dix Hills; his girl friend, Nancy Zwerlien of Bloomingburg; a step-brother and step-sister, Thomas and Elizabeth Gillen, both of Otisville; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his paternal grandfather, Charles Migliacci.
Services were held Saturday at the Cornelius, Dodd & Connell Funeral Home in Middletown with the Rev. Tim Woodard officiating.
Cremation was made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 407 East Main St., Middletown, N.Y. 10940.
Ret. Businessman, 80
Murray Garfinkel of Monticello, the retired owner/operator of Resort Furniture Co. in Monticello, a real estate broker, and a lifelong area resident, died Thursday, May 2, 2002, at the Seelig Divison of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 80 years of age.
The son of the late David and Anna Davidson Garfinkel, he was born August 4, 1921, in Passaic, N.J.
Mr. Garfinkel was a member of the Landfield Avenue Synagogue in Monticello and one of the founders of the Hebrew Day School of Sullivan and Ulster Counties.
He is survived by his wife, Muriel Coopersmith Garfinkel, at home; three sons and daughters-in-law, Jacob and Renee Garfinkel of Washington, D.C., Abraham and Mercy Garfinkel of Monticello and Chaim and Laurie Garfinkel of Kansas City, Kans.; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Debby and Alex Stroli of Passaic, N.J., Esther Vegh of Cleveland, Ohio, and Sari and Yossi Rosenberg of Spring Valley; two brothers, Herbert Garfinkel and Abe Garfinkel, both of Miami Beach, Fla; and two sisters, Ruth Gibber of Monticello and Shirley Levy of Monsey. He was predeceased by a brother, Paul Garfinkel.
Services were held Friday at the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello with Rabbi Ben Zion Chanowitz officiating.
Burial was made in the Landfield Avenue Synagogue Cemetery in Monticello.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hebrew Day School of Sullivan and Ulster Counties, Kiamesha Lake, N.Y. 12751 or to the Landfield Avenue Synagogue, Monticello, N.Y. 12701.
Edna Myers of Livingston Manor, a homemaker and recent area resident, died Thursday, May 2, 2002, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 72 years of age.
The daughter of the late Peter S. and Edna Brunner O'Leary, she was born July 5, 1929, in East Meadow.
Mrs. Myers is survived by her husband, Harold F. Myers, at home; four sons and two daughters-in-law, Bill and Lorraine Minarich and Chris Minarich, all of Long Island, Frank and Francene Minarich of the state of Florida and Peter Minarich of Pine Bush; two daughters, Lisa Carol of Riverhead and Michele Minarich of the state of Florida; a step-son and daughter-in-law, Harold and Denise Myers of Queens; a step-daughter and son-in-law, Irene and Tom Ryan of Valley Stream; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Edward and Marilyn O'Leary of Pine Bush, Raymond and Marie O'Leary of East Meadow and Dennis and Betty O'Leary of Livingston Manor; a sister and brother-in-law, Julia and Raymond Palermo of Rocky Point; many grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Services were held Monday at the Bryant Funeral Home in Setauket.
Burial was made in the Washington Memorial Park in Coram.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Sullivan County, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.
Local arrangements were made by the Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home in Livingston Manor.
Linda P. Ruggiero
Linda Pfanstiel Ruggiero, a 14-year resident of Tampa, Fla., formerly of Jeffersonville, died Wednesday, May 1, 2002, in Tampa. She was 42 years of age.
The daughter of Inge Hoppe Pfanstiel and the late Hugo Pfanstiel, she was born May 20, 1959, in Nyack.
She is survived by her mother and a brother, Chris Pfanstiel, both of Jeffersonville; a daughter, Kimberly, and a son, Anthony Ruggiero Jr., both of Tampa, Fla.; and a granddaughter of Florida.
Cremation was private.
Anita Curran of Pond Eddy, a homemaker and lifelong area resident, died Friday, May 3, 2002, at the Milford Senior Care Center in Westfall Township, Pa. She was 63 years of age.
The daughter of the late Henry and Dorothy Plgffner Strunck, she was born July 26, 1938, on Staten Island.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Cindy Hammond of Port Jervis; two daughters and sons-in-law, Deborah and Stanley Fuller of Pond Eddy and Terry and Jom Panaro of Sparrowbush; six grandchildren, Heather Worzel, Megan McElhaney, Lyndsay Hammond, Coriann Hammond, Maria Consiglio and Deanna Panaro; and two great-grandchildren, Raymond Worzel and Lauren McElhaney.
Private services were held at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home in Port Jervis followed by private interment.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 6725 Lyons St., P.O. Box 7E, East Syracuse, N.Y. 13057.
Harry P. Foss
Ret. RR Inspector, 95
Harry P. Foss of Port Jervis, a retired car inspector for the Erie Railroad in Port Jervis, the retired owner of Foss Realty in Port Jervis and a lifelong area resident, died Friday, May 3, 2002, at his home. He was 95 years of age.
The son of the late Clarence and Catherine Wiltermuth Foss, he was born July 17, 1906, in White Lake. He was the widower of Beatrice McElroy Foss.
Mr. Ross was a member of the Port Jervis Lodge No. 645 of the BPOE.
He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Harry Lee and Gloria Foss of Matamoras, Pa.; a grandson and his wife, Jeffrey and Katherine Foss; two granddaughters, Laureen DeBree and her husband, Gus, and Cathleen Foss and her fiance, Jason Schultz; and five great-grandsons, Michael and Ryan Foss, Christopher Kuchuk, Joshua Schultz, William DeBree; several nieces and nephews; and his longtime friend, Catherine Conklin. He was predeceased by two brothers, Clarence and Charles Foss.
Services were held Monday at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home in Port Jervis with the Rev. Emil Winkelspecht officiating.
Burial was private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Frank J. Wilson
Retired Rigger, 89
Frank J. Wilson of the Town of Newburgh, a retired rigger for Dupont/Stauffer Chemical Co. in Newburgh, died Friday, May 3, 2002, at St. Luke's Hospital in Newburgh. He was 89 years of age.
The son of the late Joseph and Martha Stevenson Wilson, he was born October 12, 1912, in Newburgh. He was the widower of Lois Sterling Wilson.
A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and a member of the 92nd H.B.G. Memorial Association. Mr. Wilson was a past vice president of the Hudson Valley Chapter of New York State Professional Photographers Association and a member of the New York State Professional Photographers Association of America. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons in Newburgh and attended Grace Reformed Baptist Church in Pine Bush.
Mr. Wilson is survived by two daughters, Irene Wilson of the Town of Newburgh and Elaine Beck of Grahamsville; six grandchildren; a sister, Lucille Coleman of New Windsor; several nieces and nephews; and his companion animals, nine ferrets and five cats.
Friends may call on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Hudson Valley Funeral Home, 39 Quassaick Ave., Route 94, New Windsor.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Paul Gordon officiating.
Burial will be made in the Cedar Hill Cemetery in Newburgh.
Memorial contributions may be made to Ferret Family Services, 611 Chestnut St., Wamego, Kans. 06547.