May 21, 2002
Memorial Service for
A memorial service for Ruth Hess of Callicoon, who died January 20, 2002, will be held at the Hortonville Presbyterian Church in Hortonville on Saturday, May 25, at 11 a.m. Friends are invited to join her family there.
Concetta Carnazza of Swan Lake, a longtime area resident and a homemaker, died Wednesday, May 15, 2002, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 90 years of age.
The daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Battista, she was born December 9, 1911, in the Bronx. She was the widow of Gaetano Carnazza who died in 1987.
Mrs. Carnazza had volunteered her services to the Catskill Regional Medical Center for many years. She was recognized as a member of the 90+ Club and the 1,000 Hour Club of the Sullivan County RSVP at their recognition dinner held at the Villa Roma Country Club and Resort on May 13 for having given 1,800 hours of volunteer time in the past year. She was also a member of St. Peter's Church in Monticello.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews, including Vincent J . Vero and his wife, Louise, of Westwood, N.J., and their family.
Services were held Saturday at the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Kauneonga Lake.
Cremation was made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Dorothea E. Millen
Ret. Bank Teller, 87
Dorothea E. Millen of Swan Lake, a lifelong area resident and a retired bank teller for the First National Bank in Jeffersonville, died Friday, May 17, 2002, at the Sullivan County Adult Care Center in Liberty. She was 87 years of age.
Ms. Millen was a lifetime member of the White Lake Reformed Presbyterian Church, very active in her church work and taught Sunday School for over 60 years. She was also a more than 50-year member of the Sullivan County Cooperative Extension.
She is survived by several cousins, including Gilbert Weiss and his wife, Eleanor, of Beach Lake, Pa., and Marilyn Rock of Windsor; and her church family.
Services were held Sunday at the White Lake Reformed Presbyterian Church with the Rev. David Coon officiating.
Burial was made in the Stewart Cemetery in Kauneonga Lake.
Memorial contributions may be made to the White Lake Reformed Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 208, White Lake, N.Y. 12786.
Funeral arrangements were made by Ramsay's Funeral Home in Kauneonga Lake.
Joan M. Chanin, 69
Joan M. Chanin (Greco) of Monticello, a retiree of the Sullivan Correctional Facility, died Tuesday, May 14, 2002, at her home after a battle with cancer. She was 69 years of age.
The daughter of the late Samuel and Ester Chanin, she was born June 13, 1932, in Brooklyn. She was predeceased by her former husband, Johnny Greco.
Ms. Chanin was a member of the Civil Air Patrol. A woman of many and varied talents, she was employed for years as a legal secretary for several area attorneys. Ms. Greco was a computer wiz and volunteered for local non-profit organizations within the county.
In a family statement, it was said, "She will be sorely missed. Heaven's got a new angel."
She is survived by two daughters, Kippi Greco Schank of Naples, Fla., and Patrice "Patti" Greco of Monticello; and a number of friends.
A memorial service was held at Luzon Station in Hurleyville on Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello.
Ret. Machinist, 81
Vaclav "Bill" Suchy of Livingston Manor, a retired machinist at Westfalia, Northvale, N.J., and a 15-year area resident, died Friday, May 17, 2002, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 81 years of age.
The son of the late Otokar and Anna Hudec Suchy, he was born November 3, 1920, in Pilsen, Czechoslovakia.
He is survived by his wife, Agnes Lacey Suchy, at home; a son, Werner Werner of Germany; two step-sons, Wiley Lacey of Utica and Robert Lacey of Swan Lake; a daughter, Annette Suchy of Baton Rouge, La.; a step-daughter, Katherine Ann Sprague of Livingston Manor; and a grandson.
There will be no visitation.
Cremation will be private.
Burial of the cremains will be held at a later date at the Beaverkill Cemetery in Beaverkill.
Memorial contributions may be made to Children's Wish Foundation International, P.O. Box 131808, Houston, Tex. 77219-1808.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home in Livingston Manor.
Ret. NY Tel, 74
Donald Raymond Garlock of Bloomingburg, a retired employee of the New York Telephone Co. and a 20-year area resident, died Wednesday, May 15, 2002, at the Middletown Park Manor Rehabilitation Center. He was 74 years of age.
The son of the late Lawrence and Elsie Garlock, he was born August 31, 1927, in Buffalo.
Mr. Garlock was a Private First Class in the United States Marine Corps from 1945 to 1946. He was an avid golfer and belonged to Osiris Country Club in Walden, where he was the club champion twice as well as runner up. He was a former member of the Newburgh Country Club and Stony Ford in Montgomery and was known as "The Golfer" to everyone who knew him. Mr. Garlock also loved to dance and could do them all except the polka, which led him to Pine Island this past winter to learn.
He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Norma Mitteer Garlock, at home; three sons, and two daughters-in-law, Michael Garlock of Buffalo, Paul and Joanne Garlock of Hilton Head, S.C., and Robert and Paula Garlock of Shreveport, La.; a daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and Michael Dunphy of Greenville; a brother, Richard Garlock of Warwick; a sister, Sally Holmes of Chicago, Ill; four grandchildren, Nicholas Garlock of Buffalo, Gerri Ingles of Middletown and Lacy and Shaun Dunphy of Greenville; and a great-granddaughter, Abigail Ingles of Middletown.
Services were held Saturday at the Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home in Middletown with Fr. Patrick McGuigan, O. Carm. officiating.
Burial was made in the Wallkill Cemetery in Phillipsburg.
NYSEG Ret., 68
Roger E. Mohrmann of Liberty, a lifelong area resident and a retired employee of NYSEG in Liberty where he was a chief lineman, died Thursday, May 16, 2002, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 68 years of age.
The son of the late Richard and Helene Ammer Mohrmann, he was born February 20, 1934, in Beach Lake, Pa. He was the widower of Joan Spettigue Mohrmann who died March 28, 1999.
A U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War, Mr. Mohrmann was a member of the Liberty Elks Lodge #1545 and was the chairman for collecting deer hides for many years.
He is survived by his wife, Maureen Maas Mohrmann, at home; a son, Todd Mohrmann of Albany; a daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Daniel Kehrley of Rockaway, N.J.; his mother-in-law, Gladys Spettigue of Narrowsburg; five brothers, Richard Mohrmann of Nashua, N.H., Harold Mohrmann of Shreveport, La., Joseph Mohrmann of Piedmont, S.C., Gene Mohrmann of Honesdale, Pa., and Douglas Mohrmann of Lansdale, Pa.; a sister, Lucille Leininger of Queens Village; and a granddaughter, Beth Kehrley.
Services will be held at the Ramsay's Funeral Home, 275 S. Main St., Liberty, on Tuesday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Steve Knutsen officiating.
Burial will be made in the Glen Cove Cemetery in Narrowsburg with full military honors.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Liberty Elks Lodge #1545, Liberty, N.Y. 12754 or to the Liberty Volunteer Ambulance Corps, P.O. Box 105, Liberty, N.Y. 12754.
Eric S. Brewer, 25
Eric Scott Brewer of Otisville, a lifelong area resident, died unexpectedly Wednesday, May 15, 2002, at the Horton Medical Center in Middletown. He was 25 years of age.
The son of Don Brewer and Katherine Titman Brewer Lust, he was born May 16, 1976, in Middletown.
He is survived by a son, Ethan Reed Brewer, of Catskill; his mother and step-father, David Lust of Otisville; his father and his companion, Laura English, of Montague, N.J.; a sister, Cassandra Brewer of Derry, N.H.; a brother, Steven Brewer of Middletown; his maternal grandmother, Nancy Titman of Middletown; a step-brother, Michael Lust of Monticello; two step-sisters, Sarah Lust of Cuddebackville and Erin English of Montague, N.J.; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Services were held Saturday evening at the Morse Funeral Home in Middletown with the Rev. Daniel Morse officiating.
Cremation was made at the Oxford Hills Crematory in Chester.
Anna Mae Scheller
Anna Mae Scheller of Bloomingburg, a homemaker, died Wednesday, May 15, 2002, at the Horton Medical Center in Middletown. She was 77 years of age.
She was born May 23, 1924, in Middletown.
Mrs. Scheller enjoyed pets and doll collecting.
In a family statement, it was said, "Anna Mae was a low-key person who devoted her adult lifetime to the care of her ailing husband."
She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Scheller, at home; her mother, Helen Utter of Middletown; four sons, Kenneth Scheller of the state of Florida, William Scheller of Phoenix, Ariz., Richard Scheller of Tennessee and David Scheller of Wayne, N.J.; a daughter, Joanie Scheller of Tennessee; and a brother, William Utter of Myrtle Beach, S. C. She was predeceased by a son, Charles Scheller.
Services were held Saturday at the Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home in Middletown with Fr. Emmet Murphy officiating.
Cremation was made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Eleanor C. Bosch
Eleanor C. Bosch of Eldred, a homemaker and a lifelong area resident, died Friday, May 17, 2002, at the Sullivan County Adult Care Center in Liberty. She was 93 years of age.
The daughter of the late William N. and Mary E. Van Eastenbridge Schroeder, she was born October 17, 1908, in Brooklyn. She was the widow of Edward H. Bosch who died October 13, 1985.
Mrs. Bosch was a member of River Valley Chapter #33, Order of the Eastern Star, in Port Jervis, and the Eldred Congregational Church Ladies Auxiliary.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Frederick and Linda Bosch of Highland Lake; two daughters, Alice Reisen of Eldred and Carol DeMott and her husband, Robert, of Midlothian, Va.; a brother, George Schroeder of Prompton, Pa.; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Monday at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home in Port Jervis with the Rev. Douglas Lee officiating.
Burial was made in Montoza Cemetery in Eldred.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Eldred Volunteer American Legion Ambulance Corps, Eldred, N.Y. 12732.
Bruno A. Papa
Ret. Vill. Emply., 78
Bruno A. Papa of Claryville, a retired employee of the Village of Mamaroneck, died Thursday, May 16, 2002, at Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, N.J. He was 78 years of age.
The son of the late William and Carrie Papa, he was born August 27, 1923, in Mamaroneck.
Mr. Papa was a World War II veteran, serving with the 505th Coastal Artillery Battalion at Okinawa.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Avril Papa, at home; two sons, Bruce Papa of Claryville and Barry Papa of Mamaroneck; two grandchildren, Shannon and Brendon Papa; a brother, William Papa of Fort Meyers, Fla.; and two sisters, Genevieve Fraioli of Fort Meyers, Fla., and Dorothy DePascale of Valley Cottage.
Funeral services were held Monday at the Claryville Reformed Church with the Rev. John Wall officiating.
Interment was made in the Claryville Reformed Cemetery in Claryville.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Woodbourne.
Ret. Reg. Nurse, 59
Alexandra Ann "Sandie" Mosher of Callicoon Center, a retired registered nurse and 1979 retired psychiatric nurse at the Public Health Service Hospital in Gallup, N. Mex., died Friday, May 17, 2002, as the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was 59 years of age.
The daughter of the late Walter and Julia Walencik Zamecki, she was born July 16, 1942, in Passaic, N.J.
She attended Benedictine Academy in Patterson, N.J. and graduated from St. Mary's Hospital School of Nursing in Passaic, N.J., as a registerd nurse. Mrs. Mosher and her husband had lived in New Jersey, New Mexico and New York before locating in Sullivan County in 1979 to be near their extended family.
In a family statement, it was said, "Sandie enjoyed deepening relationships with her daughters, other family members and especially with the newest addition to her family, her granddaughter, Katie, whom she loved and admired for her beauty and brilliance, true to the tradition of grandmothers everywhere."
She is survived by her husband, Donald Mosher at home, with whom she would have celebrated 40 years of marriage in June; a brother-in-law, Steven Mosher, at home; two daughters, Laura Mosher, and her life partner, Philip Hilden, of Chester, and Elaine Young of Waterbury, Vt.; a granddaughter, Kathryn Young of Waterbury, Vt.; her extended family of the many Mosher brothers and sisters-in-law; and many cousins, nieces and nephews on the Walencik side of her family. She was predeceased by her favorite aunt and Godmother, Helen Surowicz.
Friends may call at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Burial will be made in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Galilee, Pa.
Memorial contributions may be made to SADD (Students Against Drunken Driving) or to the charity of one's choice.
Ike Katz, 89
Ike Katz, a resident of Ozone Park and North Branch, and a retiree of Chase Manhattan Bank, died Sunday, May 19, 2002, in Atlanta, Ga. He was 89 years of age.
A native of New York City, he was the widower of Rita Katz who died in 1997. Mr. Katz had also been employed for many years in the ladies millinery industry.
He was actively involved in community activities, coaching his children's baseball and basketball teams and was a star track athlete in his youth.
Mr. Katz is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Joanne and Patrick Tobin of Norcross, Ga.; a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Milagros Katz; four grandchildren, Matthew and Tracy Tobin and Ishara and Ileana Katz; and two brothers, Sol Katz of Saddle Brook, N.J., and Murray Katz of Deerfield Beach, Fla.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at the Schwartz Brothers-Jeffers Memorial Chapel, 114-03 Queens Blvd., Forest Hills.
Oscar E. Taylor, 83
Oscar E. Taylor of Cortland, a retired planning engineer and draftsman for the Overhead Door Co. in Cortland, retiring after 41 years service, died Friday, May 17, 2002, at the Cortland Memorial Hospital. He was 83 years of age.
The son of the late William and Jessie LeRoy Taylor, he was born June 28, 1918, in Monticello.
Mr. Taylor was a graduate of Delhi College and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Cortland.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Kathleen Evenden Taylor, at home; a sister, Florence Sharkey of Monticello; two nephews, Alfred Evenden of Cortland and Alfred Wells of Sarasota, Fla.; four grand-nieces and two grand-nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Dorothy Taylor, and a brother, Leonard Taylor.
Friends may call at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home in Cortland on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m.
Services will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. James Towner, pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Cortland, officiating.
Burial will be made in the Cortland Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Cortland, Cortland, N.Y. 13045 or to the charity of one's choice.