May 10, 2002
Vivian E. Hadden
Ret. Teacher, 83
Vivian Edna Hadden of Durham, N.C., a retired school teacher and a lifelong area resident, died Sunday, December 9, 2001, at the Triangle Hospice in Hillsborough, N.C. She was 83 years of age.
The daughter of the late Henry Lee and Edna Zoe Cassidy Van Vleet, she was born July 31, 1918. She was the widow of William Donald Hadden.
Mrs. Hadden was a dedicated and well-respected teacher. She taught elementary school for over 25 years in the old school in South Fallsburg, in Woodbourne, where she was also acting principal, and in the school in Old Falls. She had an incredible memory when it came to her students.
After the death of her husband, she sold her home and moved to Liberty for a short time before she moved to Durham, N.C., to be nearer her brother and son and their families and to enjoy the warmer weather.
After her relocation, she became an active member of many volunteer programs including the Durham Public Library and local schools. Mrs. Hadden was a longstanding member of the local chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority.
In a family statement, it was said, "Mom became the matriarch of our family and is certainly missed by all of us; family always came first to her."
She is survived by a son, Gary Harrison Hadden of Durham, N.C.; a sister, Priscilla Scanlan of South Otselic; two brothers, Dr. David VanVleet of Durham, N.C., and Henry VanVleet of Tucson, Ariz.; two grandchildren, Christoper W.N. Hadden and Elizabeth D. Hadden; and a great-grandson, Brett Hadden, all of Durham, N.C.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, at the Woodbourne Reform Church with the Rev. Barbara Claypool officiating.
Interment of the cremains will be made in the Grahamsville Rural Cemetery in Grahamsville.
Local arrangements were made by the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Woodbourne.
Roy Dymond Sr.
Ret. Supt. of Hwys., 70
Roy Dymond Sr. of Sundown, a retired Superintendant of Highways for the Town of Denning and a lifelong area resident, died Tuesday, May 7, 2002, at his home. He was 70 years of age.
The son of the late Isaac and Bertha Wright Dymond, he was born October 3, 1931, in Sundown.
Mr. Dymond was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Myrtle Warren Dymond, at home; five sons, Roy Dymond Jr. of Sundown, Donald Dymond, W. Scott Dymond and Douglas Dymond, all of Grahamsville and Matthew Dymond of Woodbourne; eight daughters, Elma Dunn of Bethany, Conn., Barbara Dymond of Napanoch, Bertha Dymond of Kerhonkson, Cindy Mickelson of Grahamsville, Caroline Clark of Peekamoose, Lori Smith of Concord, Calif., and Faith Dymond and Janet Dymond, both of Sundown; a brother, Arthur Dymond of Napanoch; a sister, Beatrice Schumann of Sundown; 19 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, a daughter, two grandsons and a great-grandson.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Loucks Funeral Home, Route 209, Ellenville, with the Rev. Jay Vogelaar officiating.
Burial will be made in the Furman Cemetery in Yeagerville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Inc., 34 Broadway, Kingston, N.Y. 12401.
Mario J. Failla, 75
Ret. Motor Pool Mgr.
Mario J. Failla of Swan Lake, a 30-year area resident and a retired manager of the motor pool of NYC Emergency Medical Services, died Tuesday, May 7, 2002, at his home. He was 75 years of age.
The son of the late Carmelo and Frances Pennino Failla, he was born June 8, 1926, in New York City. He was the widower of Palma Failla who died September 10, 2000.
A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he was a member of St. Peter's R.C. Church in Liberty.
Mr. Failla is survived by three sons, Robert Failla of Swan Lake, Charles Failla of Lancaster, Calif., and Mario Failla and his wife, Elizabeth, of Cape Coral, Fla.; a brother, Louis Failla of Sacramento, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a daughter, Eleanor Morgans, a brother, Charles Failla, and a sister, Sophie Partridge.
Graveside services and burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday in the veterans section of the Liberty Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Liberty.
Gladys E. Hopkins
Office Manager, 57
Gladys E. Hopkins of Morristown, N.J., a 14-year area resident, an office manager for Lindsley Arms Apartments and a former Monroe resident, died Sunday, May 5, 2002, at her home. She was 57 years of age.
The daughter of the late Russell and Frances Clark Hall, she was born June 8, 1944, in Goshen.
She is survived by her husband, Thomas E. Hopkins, a son, Ryan Hopkins, and a daughter, Heather Hopkins-Mooney and her husband, Jason, all of Morristown, N.J.; a brother, Russell Hall Jr. of Cornwall; a sister, Marion Thorp of Narrowsburg; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Thursday at the Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush Funeral Home in Highland Mills with the Rev. William St. John officiating.
Burial was made in the Cemetery of The Highlands in Highland Mills.
Carol Ann Pastorello of Bloomingburg, a homemaker, died Sunday, May 5, 2002, in the Horton Medical Center in Middletown. She was 65 years of age.
The daughter of the late William and Kathryn Worle Junge, she was born October 31, 1936, in Queens.
She grew up in Queens, graduated from The Mary Louis Academy and served the Brentwood Community for 17 years as a sister, helping many communities in New York and Puerto Rico. She graduated from the University of Puerto Rico and taught for many years, receiving the St. Elizabeth Seton Award for Outstanding Teaching.
Mrs. Pastorello was a communicant of Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Bloomingburg where she was an Eucharistic Minister, lector, president of the woman's club, a bereavement support group facilitator and active member of the craft circle and summer fest. She was a member of the Westbrookville Senior Citizens, of the funeral lunch committee and served as a religious education instructor for several years.
In a family statement, it was said, "Carol was the most genuine, selfless person that cared about family, friends and life. She loved unconditionally. She enabled all who surrounded her to enjoy and appreciate the simple things in life. Carol made every day a celebration of life."
She is survived by her husband of 30 years, Boris Pastorello, at home; four children, Jean and Roseann Pastorello, both at home, Thomas Pastorello of Brooklyn, and Donna and her husband, Kevin Hulihan, of Bloomingburg; two grandchildren, "her twins," Keira and Isabella Hulihan; a sister, Arlene Bethell and her husband, Arthur; and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. on Friday at Our Lady of The Assumption Church, 17 High St., Bloomingburg, with Father James S. Sidoti, O. Carm., officiating.
Burial will be made in the Bloomingburg Cemetery in Bloomingburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Horton Health Care Center Foundation, Tree of Life, 60 Prospect Ave., Middletown, N.Y. 10940.
Rudger D. Patterson Jr.
Air Force M/Sgt., 41
Master Sergeant Rudger Daniel Patterson Jr. of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., a former Port Jervis resident, died suddenly Thursday, April 25, 2002. He was 41 years of age.
The son of the late Rudger D. "Pat" Sr. and Elizabeth "Bette" Woodruff Patterson, he was born July 13, 1960, in Port Jervis.
He attended Port Jervis High School, graduated from Minisink Valley Central School in 1979 and enlisted in the Air Force in September of that year. After completing basic training, he graduated from technical training at Lowry Air Force Base (AFB) in Colorado as a munitions maintenance specialist and was assigned to Luke AFB in Arizona as a munition storage crew member.
Two years later, he was transferred to Kunsan AFB in Korea and was promoted to staff sergeant, met and married his wife, Sun Hak. They returned to the United States where he attained the rank of Technical Sergeant, and was transferred back to Kunsan AFB in May 1990 where he was assigned as the CAS-B Site Administrator. After a year, he was transferred to Osan AFB in Korea and performed the duties as a noncommissioned officer in charge of missile maintenance.
In 1992, Sgt. Patterson was transferred to Hurlburt Field, Fla., and later became the 16th Logistics Group Environmental Compliance Manager and was promoted to Master Sergeant in 1997. As a group environmental manager for 10 squadrons and over 3,200 personnel, Sgt. Patterson was responsible for ensuring all personnel assigned to the group were in compliance with all pertinent state and federal environmental regulations.
His many decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, the Air Force Commendations Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Air Force Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Valor Device and three oak leaf clusters, Air Force Good Conduct Medal with six oak leaf clusters, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster, Armed Forces Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal and NATO Medal.
Sgt. Patterson was an avid sportsman and an avid auto racing fan.
He is survived by his wife, Sun Hak Patterson, at home; two sons, Daniel Patterson and David Patterson, both of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; a sister, Bobbi Patterson-Height and her husband, Steve Sr., of Milford, Pa.; a brother, Bryan Patterson and his wife, Donna, of Port Jervis; a step-sister, Melissa Woodruff-DeMarmels and her husband, Albert, of Forestburgh; his grandparents, Roberta and Bear Herman of Montague, N.J.; and several aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held by the family at a later date.
Grace W. Crandall
Grace Williams Crandall of Lancaster, Pa., a homemaker and a former resident of Kauneonga Lake and Monticello, died Wednesday, May 8, 2002, at her home, following a long illness. She was 65 years of age.
The daughter of the late William and Phyllis Smith Williams, she was born June 16, 1936, in Kauneonga Lake.
She was a graduate of Monticello High School and Broome County Technical Institute where she earned a degree as a laboratory technician.
She is survived by a sister, Ione Williams Albrecht of White Lake; two sons, Steven Crandall of Parkesburg, Pa., and Scott Crandall of Bristol, Pa.; two granddaughters, Jennifer and Heather Crandall, both of Solebury, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews.
Cremation was private.
A memorial service will be held at a later date in Millersville, Pa.
Committal Service for
Elsie S. Augustine
A committal service for Elsie S. Augustine of Livingston Manor, who died April 18, 2002, will be held at St. Aloysius Cemetery in Livingston Manor on Saturday, May 11, at noon.
Arrangements were made by the Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home of Livingston Manor.
Maude B. Sarles
Maude B. Sarles of Livingston Manor, a homemaker and a lifelong area resident, died Wednesday, May 8, 2002, at the Sullivan County Adult Care Center in Liberty. She was 86 years of age.
The daughter of the late Delos E. and Nora Belle Benton Barker, she was born February 4, 1916, in Liberty. She was the widow of Edward B. Sarles.
Mrs. Sarles was a member of the Livingston Manor United Methodist Church.
In a family statement, it was said, "She was a very loving mother and grandmother."
She is survived by a son, John E. Sarles of San Antonio, Tex.; a daughter, Carole E. Baum of Liberty; a brother, Joseph E. Barker of St. Petersburg, Fla.; two grandchildren, Steven Sarles and Tara L. Baum; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Lelia E. Barker and a brother, Calvin E. Barker.
There will be no visitation.
Cremation was private.
A memorial service will be held at the Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home followed by interment of the cremains at the Orchard St. Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Livingston Manor Volunteer Ambulance Corps, P.O. Box 1, Livingston Manor, N.Y. 12758 or to the Sullivan County SPCA, 25 Rock Hill Dr., Rock Hill, N.Y. 12775.
Wilhelmina "Minnie" Stoesser of Roscoe, a homemaker and a lifelong area resident, died Wednesday, May 8, 2002, at the Roscoe Community Nursing Home in Roscoe. She was 103 years of age.
The daughter of the late Peter and Augusta Wamester Rutz, she was born October 30, 1898, in Brooklyn. She was the widow of Edmund F. Stoesser who died May 7, 1963.
A Gold Star Mother, Mrs. Stoesser was a longtime member of the former Ladies Auxilary to the Harold Wood Post No. 5911, Veterans of Foreign Wars, in Roscoe.
In a family statement, it was said, "She was a loving mother and grandmother."
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Helen and Paul Tempel of Roscoe; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by four children, Eugene, Lawrence, Laura and Marjorie.
Friends may call at the Harris Funeral Home, Railroad Avenue, Roscoe, on Saturday from 9 to 10 a.m.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Alfred Croke officiating.
Burial will be made in Riverview Cemetery in Roscoe.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Roscoe Community Nursing Home, Patient's Activity Fund, Rockland Rd., Roscoe, N.Y. 12776 or to the charity of one's choice.