May 24, 2002
Ret. Salesman, 79
Abraham "Abe" Davidoff of Monticello, a longtime appliance salesman for North End Sales in Middletown and more recently at Appliance City in Monticello and a lifelong area resident, died Wednesday, May 22, 2002, at his home. He was 79 years of age.
The son of the late Israel and Ida Isaacov Davidoff, he was born January 22, 1923, in Monticello.
He and his wife also owned and operated Jajed Ceramics in Monticello.
Mr. Davidoff was a World War II veteran, a member and past president of the Monticello Volunteer Ambulance Corps and a member of Workmens Circle Branch No. 610.
He is survived by his wife, Estelle Turkin Davidoff, at home; a son, and daughter-in-law, Dr. Jack and Dr. Tracey Davidoff of Rochester; a daughter and son-in-law, Julia and Jay Vosler of Ossining; a sister, Janet Plotkin of Florida; five grandchildren, Leslie, Irene, Madeline, Alexandra and Victoria; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home, 186 Broadway, Monticello, with Rabbi Ben Zion Chanowitz officiating.
Burial will be made in the Workmans Circle Branch No. 610 Cemetery in Monticello.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550 or the Oncology Unit of Catskill Regional Medical Center, Harris, N.Y. 12742.
Irene A. Lonergan of Pine Bush, a homemaker, a former governess for the J.P. Stevens family in Perth Amboy, N.J., and a longtime area resident, died Sunday, May 19, 2002, at Hope Hospice in Cape Coral, Fla. She was 87 years of age.
The daughter of the late Matthew and Anna Andersen Stricker, she was born May 7, 1915, in Woodbridge, N.J. She was the widow of Thomas F. "Coach" Lonergan.
Mrs. Lonergan was a member of the Pine Bush United Methodist Church.
She is survived by two daughters, Gloria Jean Henshaw of Cape Coral, Fla., and Marlene A. Boxberger of Liberty; four grandchildren, Coreen Beck of Fayetteville, N.C., Robert A. Milling Jr. of Livingston Manor, James Boxberger Jr. of Swan Lake and Wendy-Lyn Thomas of Loxahatchee, Fla.; and nine great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a daughter, Jeri-Lyn Rodgers.
Services were held Tuesday at the William M. Gagan Funeral Home in Pine Bush with Pastor Robert Hewitt officiating.
Burial was made in the family plot in New Prospect Cemetery in Pine Bush.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Thomas F. Lonergan Memorial Fund, Pine Bush High School, P.O. Box 670, Pine Bush, N.Y. 12566.
Tillie H. Kolk
Ret. Bus Driver, 82
Tillie Hutt Kolk of Goshen and formerly of Warwick, a retired bus driver for the Warwick Central Schools and a nurse's aide at the Falkirk Hospital in Central Valley, died Monday, May 20, 2002, at the Arden Hill Hospital in Goshen. She was 82 years of age.
The daughter of the late Henry and Hendrika VanWieren Hutt, she was born March 9, 1920, in the Netherlands. She was the widow of Cornelius Kolk.
Mrs. Kolk was a charter member of the Goshen Christian Reformed Church and a former choir member.
She is survived by seven children and their spouses, Henry and Debbie Kolk of Manheim, Pa., Larry and Barbara Kolk of Middletown, Rita and Fred DeVries of Bloomingburg, Robert and Gail Kolk of North Haledon, N.J., Phyllis and Robert Pruiksma of Fayetteville, Ga., Ronald and Jenny Kolk of Port Jervis, and Deborah and James Senno of Goshen; a brother, William Hutt of Michigan; 16 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Services were held Thursday at the Goshen Christian Reformed Church with Elder Ken Tinklepaugh officiating.
Burial was made in the Florida (N.Y.) Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Goshen Christian School Building Fund, Route 17A, Goshen, N.Y. 10924.
Hazel Vreeland, 60
Ret. Crossing Guard
Hazel M. Vreeland of Port Jervis, a former Sullivan Avenue School crossing guard and a longtime area resident, died Sunday, May 19, 2002, at the Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, N.J. She was 60 years of age.
The daughter of the late Arthur and Ethel M. Sanders Jennings, she was born July 21, 1941, in Hamburg, N.J.
Mrs. Vreeland was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Roosa-Fleming Post No. 161, Veterans of Foreign Wars, in Port Jervis and had also formerly worked at the Best Western Motel.
She is survived by her husband, Eugene F. Vreeland, at home; a daughter, Ellen Vreeland and her fiance, Robert Crowell, of Swan Lake; three step-daughters, Alice Dunning of Port Jervis, Carol Anderson and her husband, George, and Irene Artacki, all of Chester, Pa.; two brothers, Arthur Jennings of Sussex, N.J., and Lester Jennings of Salt Lake City, Utah; 12 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Edward Jennings, and two sisters, Lois Nutter and Ida Southard.
Services were held Wednesday at the Gray-Parker Funeral Home in Port Jervis.
Cremation was made at the H.G. Smith Crematory in Stroudsburg, Pa.
Doris E. Quinlin, 78
Doris E. Quinlin, a 14-year resident of Ft. Pierce, Fla., a former longtime resident and owner and operator of the Kozy Knit Shop in Middletown, died Sunday, May 19, 2002, in the Town of Fallsburg. She was 78 years of age.
The daughter of the late John W. and Elizabeth Hofmeister Elston, she was born March 30, 1924, in Middletown.
Mrs. Quinlin was a member of the Webb Horton Memorial Presbyterian Church and its Women's Association in Middletown and a graduate of Middletown High School. She was a former Girl Scout leader with the Sarah Wells Council of Girl Scouts and a volunteer with Hospice in the Middletown area and also in Ft. Pierce, Fla.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Richard L. and Kathleen Earl Shostak of Greenville; a daughter and son-in-law, Merrilee A. and Steve Justice of Lexington, N.C.; four grandchildren, Charles N. Winters IV, S/Sgt. Heidi Shostak Coleman of the USAF, Sgt. Christian David Shostak, USMC, and Sean V. Masters; and a great-granddaughter, Sierra M. Shostak.
Services were held Thursday at Webb Horton Memorial Presbyterian Church in Middletown with the Revs. Kenneth and Susan Faye Wonderland officiating.
Cremation was made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 255 Lafayette Ave., Suffern, N.Y. 10901 or to Hospice of Orange in Hudson Valley, Inc., 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.