June 4, 2002
Committal Services for
Edward R. Reynolds and
Marion E . Reynolds
Committal services for Edward R. Reynolds, who died June 20, 1997, and his wife, Marion E. Reynolds, who died February 6, 2002, both longtime area residents, will be held at noon on Saturday, June 8, at the Hurleyville Cemetery with the Rev. Gerald L. Wondra officiating.
Arrangements were made by the Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home in Livingston Manor.
Richard Anderson, 48
World Access Retiree
Richard Erwin Anderson of Colonial Heights, Va., a retiree of World Access, died Thursday, May 16, 2002, at his home. He was 48 years of age.
The son of Ethel "Sis" Doetsch Anderson and the late Richard Anderson, he was born in Callicoon but spent most of his life in California.
He is survived by his mother, of Colonial Heights, Va.; a brother, Terry Anderson of Dorchester, Mass.; two sisters, Susan Anderson of San Diego, Calif., and Donna Troutman and her husband, Curtis, of Colonial Heights, Va.; a niece, Kristi Anderson of Henrico, Va.; a nephew, J.C. Anderson of Colonial Heights; and a grand-niece, Jade Crystal Anderson. He was predeceased by a brother, Gary.
Services were held by the Cremation Society of Virginia.
Burial of the cremains of both Richard and his father, Richard Anderson, who died February 20, 2001, will be made in the Callicoon Cemetery this summer.
Cards of condolence will reach Mrs. Anderson at 1025 Briarcliffe Dr., Colonial Heights, Va. 23834.
Anna F. Schluer
Anna F. Schluer of Narrowsburg, a homemaker and 58-year area resident, died Thursday, May 30, 2002, at the Ellen Memorial Health Care Center in Honesdale, Pa. She was 90 years of age.
The daughter of the late Ludwig and Bertha Woest Mohrmann, she was born August 21, 1911, in Germany. She was the widow of Carl Gustan "Gus" Schluer who died in 2000.
Mrs. Schluer was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Narrowsburg and a former member of the Lava Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.
In a family statement, it was said, "She was a wonderful mother and grandmother and loved children."
She is survived by four children, Helen Fraser of Monticello, Marion Roche of Callicoon, George Schluer of Narrowsburg and Carol Seidel of Binghamton; a sister, Minna, and a brother, Hans, both of Germany; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Monday at the Rasmussen Sons Funeral Home in Narrowsburg with the Rev. Phyllis Haynes officiating.
Cremation was made at the Twin Tiers Crematory in Endicott.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church Memorial Fund or to the Lava Fire Department, both at Narrowsburg, N.Y. 12764.
Erland A. Jensen
Ret. Mktg. Dir., 73
Erland A. Jensen of Eldred and Englewood, Fla., a retired marketing director for IBM in White Plains and a 12-year area resident, died Tuesday, May 14, 2002, at the Englewood Community Hospital in Englewood, Fla. He was 73 years of age.
The son of the late Einer and Rosa Gonzales Ribeyro Jensen, he was born June 15, 1928, in Brooklyn.
A U.S. Marine Corps veteran and a member of the Highland Field and Stream Club in Eldred, he was also a member of St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church in Yulan.
He is survived by his wife, Eleanor Jensen, at home; three children, Thomas Jensen of Salisbury, Conn., Anne Jensen of Townsville, Australia and Ellen Blasi of Poughkeepsie; a sister, Carmen Cicolello of Long Island; four brothers, Raymond Jensen of Jacksonville, Fla., Einer Jensen of Long Island, James Jensen of Valhalla and Stewart Jensen of Long Island; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church in Yulan with the Rev. Evan Greco officiating.
Burial of the cremains will be made in St. Anthony's Cemetery in Eldred.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Enhanced Stewardship Fund of St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church, Yulan, N.Y. 12792 or to the charity of one's choice.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Gray-Rasmussen Funeral Home in Barryville.
Raymond A. Lewis
Ret. Businessman, 73
Raymond A. Lewis of Bethel, the retired owner of Ray's Fountain Service in Bethel and a lifelong area resident, died Friday, May 31, 2002, at the Sullivan County Adult Care Center in Liberty. He was 73 years of age.
The son of the late Melvin and Mary Ellen McCombs Lewis, he was born September 27, 1928, in Phillipsport.
Mr. Lewis was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.
He is survived by his wife, Irene Zazverskey Lewis, at home; two sons, Raymond M. and his wife, Lynn, of Ballston Lake, and Glenn A. Lewis of Bethel; two sisters, Idella Shreve of Scotchtown and Irene Sutton of Monticello; and three grandchildren, Jeannette Lewis, Michael Lewis and Christopher Lewis. He was predeceased by several brothers and sisters.
There was no visitation.
Cremation was private at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Funeral arrangements were made by Ramsay's Funeral Home in Kauneonga Lake.
Shirley A. Dailey, 72
Emply. Orange Cty. Trust
Shirley A. Dailey of Middletown, a 38-year employee of the Orange County Trust Company of Middletown and a lifelong area resident, died Tuesday, May 28, 2002, at the Horton Medical Center in Middletown. She was 72 years of age.
The daughter of the late George F. and Sophie J. Vette Dailey, she was born January 26, 1930, in Middletown.
Mrs. Dailey was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church of Middletown and fellowship treasurer of the church. She was active in many church functions and a former Sunday School teacher.
She is survived by several cousins, including Joan Shoemaker of Middletown, Mark E. Eason and his wife, Toni, and their children, Cassandra, Anna and Helena, all of Middletown, Michele Moran and her husband, Michael, and their children, Heather, Ryan and Adam, all of Bloomingburg and Robert Dailey of Wolf Lake.
Services were held Saturday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Middletown with the Rev. Peter A. Rustico officiating.
Interment was made in the Wallkill Cemetery in Phillipsburg.
Ret. Businessman, 76
Hyman "Hy" Wexler of Liberty, a former resident of Brooklyn and North Woodmere, died Thursday, May 30, 2002, at the Horton Medical Center in Middletown. He was 76 years of age.
The son of the late Samuel and Sophie Hershkowitz Wexler, he was born March 9, 1926, in Brooklyn.
A U.S. Army veteran of World War II from 1944 to 1946, he served eight months in Europe in Troop C of the 101st Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron Mechanized, participating in the liberation of parts of France, Austria and Germany. He attained the rank of Technician Fourth Class and received five medals, including the Bronze Star for heroic achievement in action.
Returning home from the service, he worked at and then became the owner and operator of Brighton First Service, a Mobil service station in Brighton Beach. Upon his retirement in 1985, he moved to Liberty and became an accomplished amateur oil painter, specializing in portraits. He was also an avid card player.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Bernice Farber Wexler, at home; a daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Benjamin Donna, and a granddaughter, Rachel, all of Massachusetts; two brothers, Charles and Sol Wexler; two sisters, Mary and Helen; 10 nieces and nephews; and countless friends in New York State, Florida and elsewhere. He was predeceased by a daughter, Lynne Arden.
Services were held Friday at the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello with Rabbi Irwin Tanenbaum officiating.
Burial was made in the Beth Israel Memorial Park Cemetery in Waltham, Mass., on Sunday.
Sylvia Fisher, 87
Ret. Owner Trucking Co.
Sylvia Fisher of Monticello, a longtime area resident and the former owner of Fisher Trucking Company in Monticello, died Thursday, May 16, 2002, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 87 years of age.
The widow of David Fisher, who died in 1975, she was born in New York City on January 26, 1915.
Mrs. Fisher is survived by a son, Sheldon Fisher of Boynton Beach, Fla.; four grandchildren, Jaime Fisher of Deerfield Beach, Fla., Robin Dillon of West Palm Beach, Fla., Regina Fisher and Lawrence Fisher; eight great-grandchildren, Zachary Dillon, Cameron Dillon and Nora Fisher, Joshua, Nicole, Sean, Trevor and Keylan.
Graveside services and burial were held May 22 at the New Montefiore Cemetery in Pinelawn, L.I.
Funeral arrangments were made by the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello.
Ret. Architect, 69
Thomas Wallace "Tucker" Wright of New York City, a retired architect, died Wednesday, April 24, 2002. He was 69 years of age.
The son of Dean Earl and Ruth Wallace Wright, he was born March 14, 1933, in Batavia.
He is survived by three daughters, Erica, Karen and Steffi; three grandchildren, Alex and Mara Felman and Mikaila Wright; and four brothers, Dean, John and Bob Wright and Norman Porter. He was predeceased by a sister, Eva Porter.
Memorial services were held Sunday at the Woodbourne Reform Cemetery in Woodbourne with the Rev. Barbara Claypool officiating.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Woodbourne.
Irene Schenkler of Lake Worth, Fla., a former Liberty resident and a homemaker, died Tuesday, May 28, 2002. She was 75 years of age.
The daughter of the late Ben and Minnie Stier, she was born March 15, 1927, in the Bronx.
She is survived by her husband of 55 years, David Schenkler, at home; a daughter, Susan Nevins, formerly of Monticello and now residing in Greenacres, Fla., a son, Sheldon Schenkler, formerly of Liberty, now of Franklin, Mass.; six grandchildren, Brad Nevins of Stoneham, Mass., Cary Nevins of Middletown, Deija Kline of Sharon, Mass., Marc Nevins of Greenacres, Fla., Jillian Schenkler of Medfield, Mass., and Hayley Schenkler of Franklin, Mass; and three great-grandchildren, Justin, Tyler and Kimberly Nevins, all of Middletown.
Burial was made in Eternal Light Cemetery in Boynton Beach, Fla.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 6725 Lyons St., P.O. Box 7E, East Syracuse, N.Y. 13057 or to Hospice of Palm Beach County in Florida.
Leverne Damon, 71
Leverne "Fish" Damon of South Fallsburg died Thursday, May 30, 2002, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center after an illness. He was 71 years of age.
The son of Eddie and Cloie Evan Damon, he was born May 10, 1931, in Florence County, South Carolina.
In a family statement, it was said, "His passing brings great sadness and sorrow to his family and loved ones."
He is survived by three brothers, Leo and Jerome Damon, both of Baltimore, Md., and Clyde Damon of Brooklyn; several nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by two sisters, Queen Jones and Rose Mae Damon and four brothers, Eugene, Floyde, Lonnie and Weldon Damon.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home, 396 Main St., Woodbourne with the Rev. Anthony Black officiating.
Burial will be made in the Woodbourne Reform Cemetery.
David F. Beach
Auto Salesman, 40
David F. Beach of Turlock, Calif., a former resident of Chester and a salesman for Bonander Pontiac in Turlock, Calif., died Wednesday, May 29, 2002, at the Memorial Medical Center in Modesto, Calif. He was 40 years of age.
The son of Bertha J. Dowling Beach and the late Frank L. Beach, he was born June 9, 1961, in Tuxedo.
A graduate of Chester High School and a former member of the First Presbyterian Church in Chester, he was an avid sportsman with an interest in motor cross racing.
He is survived by his wife, Susan Conant Beach, at home; a daughter, Crystal Beach of Turlock, Calif.; his mother of Chester; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Joann and Masha Moghaddam of Florida, N.Y. and Peggy and Magdi Yousef of San Francisco, Calif; two uncles Robert Dowling of Middletown and George Dowling of Grahamsville; an aunt, Shirley Kynard of Central Valley; two nieces, Tara and Nicole Moghaddam; and two nephews, Adam Moghaddam and Amir Yousef.
Friends may call at the Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush Funeral Home, 117 Maple Ave., Monroe, on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Graveside services and burial will be held at noon on Thursday in the Cemetery of the Highlands, Route 32, Highland Mills, with the Rev. James Ernest officiating.
Ret. Mail Carrier, 66
Gary George Rosenberger of Callicoon, a former U. S. Mail carrier for the Equinunk, Pa., and Callicoon routes and a lifelong area resident, died Saturday, June 1, 2002. He was 66 years of age.
The son of the late George and Ester Long Rosenberger, he was born August 6, 1935, in Callicoon.
A U.S. Army veteran with service in Heidelberg, Germany, he also served in the Army Reserves and was a 39-year member of the Hortonville Volunteer Fire Department. He was an avid musician, playing with many local country music bands throughout the region. Mr. Rosenberger was also a past member of the Tamarack Farm Hunting Club.
He is survived by his wife, Carol Ann Gettel Rosenberger, at home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Scott Anthony and Lisa Rosenberger of Callicoon and Jeffrey Allen and Judy Rosenberger of Basye, Va.; a daughter and son-in-law, Penny Ann and Timothy Ackermann of Cochecton; a sister, Ellen Pollack of Dunnellon, Fla.; a brother, Carl Rosenberger of Hortonville; nine grandchildren, Jessica, Kimberly and Michael Rosenberger of Callicoon, Heather and Autumn Ackermann of Cochecton, Jason Oliver, Justin, Jade and Joshua Kurpil of Basye, Va.; two great-grandchildren, Trenton Payne and Faith Kurpil of Basye, Va.; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a daughter, Susan Ann Rosenberger.
Friends may call at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Callicoon on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
The Hortonville Fire Department will have firematic service at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Holy Cross Church in Callicoon with Father Ignatius Smith, OFM, officiating.
Burial will be made in the Holy Cross Cemetery in Callicoon.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hortonville Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 71, Hortonville, N.Y. 12745.
Stephen M. Staudt, 45
Tech. Support Liaison
Stephen M. Staudt of Middle Village, a technical support liaison for a New York City computer company, died Monday, May 13, 2002, at St. John's Queens Hospital in Elmhurst, after a lengthy illness. He was 45 years of age.
The son of Anna Hoare Staudt and the late Emil Staudt, he was born January 8, 1957, in Brooklyn.
He is survived by his mother of Liberty; a brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Gail Staudt of Livingston Manor; two sisters, Maryann Kalman of Grahamsville and Rosemary Staudt of Brooklyn; and several nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Mass will be offered at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church, Church St., Livingston Manor with the Rev. Alfred Croke officiating.
Burial will be made in St. Aloysius Cemetery in Livingston Manor.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Harris Funeral Home in Liberty.