June 7, 2002
for Lawrence McAdams
Committal Services for Lawrence H. McAdams of Tennanah Lake, who died February 16, 2002, will be held on Sunday, at 2 p.m., at the Tennanah Lake Cemetery in Tennanah Lake with the Rev. Paul Cicio officiating.
Arrangements were made by the Harris Funeral Home in Roscoe.
Andrew Forness Sr.
Ret. Hotelkeeper, 86
Andrew "Andy" William Forness Sr., a 22-year resident of Winter Park, Fla., a retired hotelkeeper from the Huff House in Tennanah Lake, a third generation family-owned resort hotel, died in a hospital in Winter Park, on May 19, 2002. He was 86 years of age.
He was born April 25, 1916, in Red House, N.Y.
Mr. Forness was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church in Winter Park.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Huff Forness, at home; two sons, Andrew "Bill" W. Forness Jr. of Winter Park, Fla., and Joseph Forness of Dublin, Ga.; six grandchildren, Sheri Cheshire of Jacksonville, Fla., Drew Forness of Orlando, Fla., Mike Forness of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., Craig Forness of Tampa, Fla., Huff Forness of Dublin, Ga., and Gregory Forness of Atlanta; and a great-granddaughter, Ashley Elizabeth Forness of New Smyrna Beach, Fla.
Services were held May 22 at All Saints Episcopal Church in Winter Park, Fla.
Memorial contributions may be made to All Saints Episcopal Church Music Department, 338 E. Lyman Ave., Winter Park, Fla. 32789.
Cards of condolence will reach Mrs. Forness at Winter Park Towers, Apt. 835, 1111 South Lakemont Ave., Winter Park, Fla. 32792.
Thaddeus R. Nidds
Ret. Master Mech., 81
Thaddeus R. "Ted" Nidds of Loch Sheldrake, formerly of Melville and an area resident since 1976, died Wednesday, June 5, 2002, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 81 years of age.
The son of the late Thomas and Lillian Bayliss Nidds, he was born March 11, 1921, in New York City.
Mr. Nidds was a retired master mechanic for the New York State Department of Mental Health in Melville. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving from 1943 to 1946, and a member of the American Legion Post in West Islip.
He was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Liberty and a past president of the Church Council. Active in scouting throughout New York State, he was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 977, F.&A.M., in Amityville; The Order of DeMolay; and two Order of the Eastern Star Chapters, Amityville Chapter #700 and Revonah-Lincoln Chapter #443 in Liberty.
Mr. Nidds is survived by his wife of 55 years, Mae Schmitt Bernstein Nidds, at home; a son and daughter-in-law, Laurence and Pat Nidds of Bethpage, L.I.; a daughter and son-in-law, Kathryn and Steven Bernstein of Bettendorf, Iowa; a brother and sister-in-law, Thomas and Peggy Nidds of Lake George; three grandchildren, Jason and Jessica Bernstein and Jenel Nels; and a great-grandchild, Connor Bernstein. He was predeceased by a son, Staff Sgt. Daniel Nidds who is missing in action in Vietnam.
Friends may call at the Ramsay's Funeral Home, 275 South Main St., Liberty, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
The Liberty Masonic Lodge #521 will hold services at 8 p.m. Friday evening.
Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 24 Chestnut St., Liberty, with the Rev. Audrey Pedersen officiating.
Cremation will be made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 24 Chestnut St., Liberty, N.Y. 12754.
Ret. Tel Oper., 92
Mary D. "Toots" Wieland of Narrowsburg, a retired telephone operator for Big Eddy Telephone Co. in Narrowsburg and an 80-year area resident, died Monday, June 3, 2002, at her home. She was 92 years of age.
The daughter of the late Christian G. and Marie Cromer Wieland, she was born September 9, 1909, in New York. She was the widow of Carl Wieland who died in 1972.
Mrs. Wieland was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Narrowsburg and sang in the choir for many years. She was also a member of St. Tammany Chapter No. 492, Order of the Eastern Star, in Callicoon.
In a family statement, it was said, "She was a loving mother and grandmother and an active resident of the area until her retirement in the 1960s."
She is survived by three children and their spouses, Virginia and Ed Echeverria of Yorktown Heights, Charles and Flo Wieland of Narrowsburg and Marilee and Rich Schnabel of Biglerville, Pa.; 13 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren and many great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Christian Wieland, who was killed in Korea in 1950.
Services were held Thursday at the Rasmussen Sons Funeral Home in Narrowsburg with the Rev. Phyllis Haynes officiating.
Burial was made in Glen Cove Cemetery in Narrowsburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Narrowsburg Fire Department or to the Tusten Volunteer Ambulance Corps, both at Narrowsburg, N.Y. 12764.
Robert J. Lands
Ret. Hwy. Driver, 60
Robert J. Lands of Monticello, a retired driver for the Stillwater (N.J.) Highway Department and a four-year area resident, died Sunday, June 2, 2002, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 60 years of age.
The son of the late Joseph A. and Gertrude I. Pearce Lands, he was born September 17, 1941, in Montclair, N.J.
Mr. Lands was a life member of the Stillwater Township Fire Department in Stillwater, N.J., and a member of Teamsters Union #408 in Newark, N.J.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra L. Lands, at home; a son, Michael Robert Lands and his fiancée, Melinda Bischert, at home; two daughters, Christine Schrader and her husband Morris, of Swan Lake, and Bobbie-Jo Lands, at home; a brother, William Lands of Seattle, Wash.; five grandchildren, Dina Magura, Kristin Magura, Morris Schrader III, Michael R. Lands Jr., and Brandon Schrader; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Thursday at the Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home in Livingston Manor with the Rev. Kenneth Rodgers officiating.
Private cremation was made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Stillwater Fire Dept., Stillwater, N.J. 07875 or to the Monticello Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Monticello, N.Y. 12701.
Charles M. LeRoy
Charles M. "Chuck" LeRoy of Liberty, a roofer and lifetime area resident, died Tuesday, June 4, 2002, at his home. He was 54 years of age.
The son of the late Russell and Esther Conklin LeRoy, he was born February 11, 1948, in Hancock.
A U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, he had received the Purple Heart and a Bronze Star.
He is survived by a daughter, Holly LeRoy of Binghamton; two brothers, Howard R. LeRoy and his wife, Sharon, of Livingston Manor, and Peter R. LeRoy of the state of Florida; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home, 29 Pearl St., Livingston Manor, on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m.
Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Stewart Pohlman officiating.
Private cremation will be made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Ret. Electrician, 74
Bruce Boden of Woodbourne, a retired electrician and proprietor of Chatham Electric in New Jersey and Boden Enterprises, died Tuesday, April 30, 2002. He was 74 years of age.
The son of the late Stanley and Irene Glover Boden, he was born March 2, 1928, in Canada.
Mr. Boden was a general contractor, a real estate agent, a gunsmith and a World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was also a volunteer for the Ilion Fire Company in Ilion N.Y. and a past president of the Chatham Lions Club.
He is survived by two sons, Timothy Boden and his wife, Rita, and Bruce Boden, all of New Jersey; a daughter, Eileen McCoy and her husband, Tim, of Florida; two sisters, Bernice Kern and Barbara Dudrow, both of Florida; nine grandchildren, Kimberly, Jennifer, Kevin, Kristin, Daniel, Evan, Ryan, Summer and Mary.
A memorial service will be held Saturday at 12 p.m. at the Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery in Liberty with full military honors.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Woodbourne.
Mario J. Buttari
Construction Wkr., 58
Mario J. Buttari of Summitville, a longtime area resident, a construction worker and a millhand worker, died Tuesday, June 4, 2002, at his home. He was 58 years of age.
The son of the late Mario and Sophie Silenpsky Buttari, he was born January 10, 1944, in New York City.
He was a veteran of the United States Navy.
Mr. Buttari is survived by his wife of 37 years, Joan Kotchman Buttari, at home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Mario R. and Stephanie Buttari of New Zealand and Gaetano and Cheryl Buttari of Ellenville; a sister and brother-in-law, Sandra and Thomas Hogan of Queens; two grandsons, Dillin John Buttari and Jordan Tyler Buttari; a nephew, Robert Glessman of Manhattan; and a close cousin, Wilfredo Buttari of Queens.
Cremation will be made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Funeral arrangements were made by the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Wurtsboro.
Ret. Clerk, 89
John "Gene" Gilbert of New Paltz, a retired storeroom clerk at the Tompkins County Hospital in Ithaca, a five-year area resident, formerly of Shokan, died Saturday, June 1, 2002, at The Kingston Hospital in Kingston. He was 89 years of age.
The son of the late Clay and Orpha Shuff Gilbert, he was born July 10, 1912, in Painted Creek, Ohio. He was the widower of Vera E. Gilbert who died September 20, 2001.
He is survived by three daughters, Lorraine Gilbert and Elaine Gilbert, both of New Paltz and Colleen Gilbert of Monticello; a sister, Margaret Munson of Avon Park, Fla; two nephews and a niece. He was predeceased by a sister, Lucille Cox.
Services were held Wednesday at the Copeland Funeral Home in New Paltz.
Burial was made in the Lloyd Cemetery.
Vito V. Mecca
Ret. Truck Driver, 84
Vito Vincent Mecca of Matamoras, Pa., a retired truck driver for Schwerman Trucking of Nazareth, Pa., and a 42-year area resident, died Sunday, June 2, 2002, at the Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis. He was 84 years of age.
The son of the late James and Anna Foglia Mecca, he was born April 23, 1918, in New Rochelle.
Mr. Mecca was a member of the Pike County Deputy Sheriff's Association, Teamsters Union Local No. 773 in Allentown, Pa., and AARP. He was a Merchant Marines veteran of World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Etta B. Saunders Mecca, at home; two sons, Thomas Mecca of Manahawken, N.J., and James Calabro of Wurtsboro; three daughters, Patricia Wright of Stone Ridge, Barbara Amabile of Petersburg, Va., and Dawn Calabro of Beacon; a brother, Andrew Mecca, and a sister, Marie Shaw, both of Orlando, Fla.; 16 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a daughter, Veronica Pabon.
Services were held Tuesday at the Gray-Parker Funeral Home in Port Jervis with the Rev. Wayne Varga officiating.
Burial was made in Rural Valley Cemetery in Cuddebackville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, 99 Ball St., Port Jervis, N.Y. 12771.
Ret. Hosp. Emply., 85
Dorothy M. Knapp of Glen Spey, a lifelong area resident, former resident of Otisville and retired from the Horton Medical Center in Middletown, died Wednesday, June 5, 2002, at the Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis. She was 85 years of age.
The daughter of the late Charles and Mary Leutz Terwilliger, she was born September 20, 1916, in Pine Bush. She was the widow of Elwin H. Knapp.
Mrs. Knapp was a member of the Otisville-Mt. Hope Presbyterian Church in Otisville.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Allen and Phyllis Knapp of Glen Spey; a brother, Charles L. Terwilliger of St. Petersburg, Fla.; five grandchildren, Debbie Meyer, Tammy Worzel, Jill Knapp, Kim Kampka and Allen W. Knapp Jr.; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a great-grandson, Donald Worzel Jr.
Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday with the Rev. Nancy Vonderhorst and the Rev. Jeffrey Farley officiating.
Burial will be made in the Bloomingburg Rural Cemetery in Bloomingburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lumberland Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Glen Spey, N.Y. 12737.