June 11, 2002
Tow Truck Oper., 59
Winnie Charles VanDuser of Monticello, a tow truck operator for Marty's Service Center in Monticello and a lifelong area resident, died Friday, June 7, 2002, at his home. He was 59 years of age.
The son of Sherman VanDuser and the late Vernie Davis Van Duser, he was born July 19, 1942, in Deckertown.
He is survived by his father and step-mother, Sherman and Vivian VanDuser of Lake Como, N.Y..; his wife, Dawn Gildersleeve VanDuser, at home; two sons, Ronald Van Duser and Joshua VanDuser, both of Monticello; three daughters, Denise Van Duser and her companion, Tony Janik of Monticello, Melissa Wingert and her husband, Floyd, of Monticello, and Linda VanDuser of Woodridge; four sisters, Betty Bean and her husband, Melvin, of Moravia, Joan Gorr and her husband, Roland, Sharon Egan and her husband, Frank, all of Livingston Manor, and Bonnie Rosencranse of Liberty; a step-sister, Betty Newberry and her husband, Ervin, of Little Falls; seven brothers, Frank Mead and his wife, Jean, William Mead and his wife, Cathy, Ronnie Mead and Richard Mead, Sherman VanDuser and his wife, Linda, all of Livingston Manor, Fred VanDuser of Lake Como, Darryle VanDuser of Charleston, S.C.; two step-brothers, Doug Jones of Cortland and Richard Jones of Morrisville; five grandchildren, Donald, Anthony, Toni-Marie and Nicole Janick of Monticello and Amber VanDuser of Woodridge; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.
Friends may call at the Ramsay's Funeral Home, 275 S. Main St., Liberty, on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Roy Shaffer officiating.
Burial will be made in the Glen Wild Cemetery.
Jesse G. Payne, 62
Jesse G. Payne of Ferndale, a longtime area resident and a retired self-employed laborer and foreman, died Friday, June 7, 2002, at his home. He was 62 years of age.
The son of the late Oakley and Carrie Holsinger Payne, he was born August 11, 1939, in Granville, Ohio.
Mr. Payne is survived by his wife of 43 years, Catherine Coote Payne, at home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Joseph and Sandy Walsh of North Carolina and John and Christie Payne of Neversink; five daughters, Colleen Walsh of West Virginia, Coreen Ferber and her husband, Joseph, of Bethel, Joanne Walsh of Livingston Manor, Kathi Avery of Syracuse and Robin Payne of Ferndale; a brother, Charlie Payne of Monroe; a sister, Loretta of Monroe; and 15 grandchildren.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Ramsay's Funeral Home, 275 S. Main St., Liberty.
Burial will be made in the Liberty Cemetery in Liberty.
Ret. Artist, 86
Gretchen T. Hemming of Woodbourne, a retired artist for Steingart Associates in Fallsburg, died Saturday, June 8, 2002, at her home. She was 86 years of age.
The daughter of the late Thomas and Millicent Telfer, she was born April 21, 1916, in Buffalo.
Mrs. Hemming enjoyed the arts and had taught at the Sullivan County Museum in Hurleyville.
She is survived by her husband of over 60 years, Harold Hemming, at home; and a son, Thomas Hemming of Liberty.
Services were private.
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 Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Woodbourne.
Ret. Chef, 58
Toder "Tony" Macordou of South Fallsburg, a retired chef and a longtime area resident, died Tuesday, June 4, 2002, at the Westchester County Medical Center in Valhalla. He was 58 years of age.
The son of the late Nikoados and Maria Macordou, he was born June 12, 1944, in Greece.
He is survived by his companion, Irma Henry, at home; two brothers, Ivan Macordou of Yugoslavia and Angelos Macordou of Greece; two sisters, Elera and Kalina, both of Yugoslavia; several nieces and nephews; and many relatives.
Services were held Monday evening at the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Woodbourne.
Thomas J. McCarthy
Ret. Manager, 71
Thomas J. McCarthy of Kenoza Lake, a 30-year area resident and a retired manager for HHF Farms in North Branch, died Saturday, June 8, 2002, at his home. He was 71 years of age.
The son of the late George Francis and Isabelle Madden McCarthy, he was born June 30, 1931, in Mount Vernon.
Mr. McCarthy was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.
He is survived by his wife, Candace Schwartz McCarthy, at home; six children, Karen Harris of Spokane, Wash., Thomas G. McCarthy of Woodbridge, Va., Lynn Schwartz of Fairfax, Va., Susan McCarthy of Red Hook, Katrina Wingert of Youngsville, and Darrin McCarthy, at home; a brother, George McCarthy of Carmel; a sister, Jean DiCintio of Phoenix, Ariz.; and several nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday at the Kauneonga Lake United Methodist Church with the Rev. Kenneth Rodgers officiating.
Cremation was made at the Twin Tiers Crematory in Endicott.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society Hudson Valley District Office, 169 Green St., Kingston, N.Y. 12401 or to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.
Harold W. Sniffin
Ret. Printer, 81
Harold Wesley Sniffin of Rocky Mount, N.C., a former resident of New Windsor and Springfield, Mass., died at the Nash General Hospital in Rocky Mount, N.C., on Saturday, June 8, 2002. He was 81 years of age.
The son of the late George A. and Mary Millspaugh Sniffin, he was born January 13, 1921, in Monticello. He was the widower of June Bancroft Clark.
Mr. Sniffin was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army and served with the First Infantry in the invasions of Sicily, Normandy and French North Morocco, earning the Combat Infantry Badge, Bronze Star, American Defense Ribbon and Good Conduct Medal. He was a lifetime member of the Society of the First Division.
After serving his country, Mr. Sniffin worked from 1949 to 1962 for the federal government as a supervisor of the printing department at Stewart Air Force Base in Newburgh and then worked as a printer for Pendall Press in Beacon until his retirement in 1985. He then moved to the New England area and enjoyed his favorite pastimes of playing the organ and painting in water color.
He is survived by two daughters, Kathleen Tuthill of Reston, Va., and Patricia Avery of Rocky Mount, N.C.; and two grandchildren, Jennifer and Christopher Tuthill of Northern Virginia.
Friends may call at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 111 Sullivan Street, Wurtsboro on Friday from 2 to 4 p.m.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. David Coon officiating.
Burial will be made in Sylvan Cemetery in Wurtsboro.
Alfred Frizzell III
Ret. Elec. Engr., 77
Alfred W. Frizzell III of Rock Hill, a retired electrical engineer, died Thursday, June 6, 2002, at the Horton Medical Center in Middletown. He was 77 years of age.
The son of the late Alfred W. Jr. and Frances Frizzell, he was born May 25, 1925, in Atlanta, Ga.
A World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy, he was a member of the National Rifle Association, the American Radio Relay League and the Humane Society.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Lorraine D. Parker Frizzell, at home; two sons, Michael Frizzell of Reistertown, Md., and Christopher Frizzell of Fairview, N.J.; two grandsons, Adam and Jason; a sister-in-law, Judith Walsh of Ridgewood, N.J., and her two children, Michael and Kenneth; and his extended family and friends.
Services were held Saturday evening at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Monticello.
Cremation was made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Memorial contributions may be made to Sullivan County SPCA, 25 Rock Hill Dr., Rock Hill, N.Y. 12775.
Alberta Croci of Newburgh, a homemaker and a lifelong area resident, died Thursday, June 6, 2002, at her home. She was 79 years of age.
The daughter of the late Charles and Mary Ann Hulse Mann, she was born September 8, 1922 in the village of Florida. She was the widow of Victorio Croci.
Mrs. Croci is survived by a daughter, Victoria Croci, at home; eight grandchildren, Margaret Arotta, Joan Breitenbach, Laura Rutundo, Dawn Sager, David Sager, Mark Brown, Robert Sager and Milirah Henderson; 15 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and a sister-in-law, Lena Mann of Bloomingburg. She was predeceased by three brothers, Raymond, Leo and Charles Mann, and two sisters, Hazel Gionne and Cecelia Mann.
Services were held Monday at the Millspaugh Funeral Home in Walden with Deacon Donald Halter officiating.
Cremation was made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Ret. NY Trooper, 74
John Huntoon of Englewood, Fla., a retired New York State Trooper, died June 6, 2002. He was 74 years of age.
Mr. Huntoon was born August 26, 1927, in Brooklyn.
After retiring to Florida, he became a salesman at Manasota Key Real Estate in Englewood, Fla.
A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, he was a member of American Legion Post #110 in Port Charlotte, Fla., a member of Moose Lodge #1933 in Englewood, Fla., Elks Lodge #1971 in Ellenville and a member of Eagles Aerie #3885 in Englewood, Fla. He was of the Methodist faith.
He is survived by his companion, Blanche Ruff, at home; three daughters, Dawn Huntoon of Englewood, Fla., Kathleen and her husband Jim Morgan of Middletown, and Kimberly Hanshaw of Sarasota, Fla.; three sons and their wives, John and Lynne Huntoon of Pine Bush, Paul and Brenda Huntoon of Houston, Tex., and Jeffrey and Shelley Ruff of Cocoa, Fla.; a brother and sister-in-law, Pete and Ruth Huntoon of Bloomingburg; seven grandchildren, Ryan, Kara, Christian, KerriLynne, Alex, Kyle and Ariel and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held at a later date in Florida.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 22107 Elmira Blvd., Port Charlotte, Fla. 33952.
Patricia D. Hayes
Ret. Nurses' Aide, 74
Patricia D. Hayes of New Windsor, a former resident of Cornwall, longtime area resident and a retired nurses' aide at the Cornwall Hospital, died Thursday, June 6, 2002, at St. Agnes Hospital in White Plains. She was 74 years of age.
The daughter of the late Thomas and Helen Conklin Ross, she was born January 5, 1928, in Newburgh. She was the widow of Robert W. Hayes.
Mrs. Hayes was a member of St. Thomas of Canterbury Church in Cornwall-on-Hudson.
She is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Frances and Jeff Kirk, Eileen and Clyde Wager and Donna and George Kirk, all of New Windsor; a sister, Beth Van Wagnen of Hankins; a brother, Thomas Ross Jr. of the state of Florida; six grandchildren and a great-grandson. She was predeceased by a sister, Audrey Pushman.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Monday at St. Thomas of Canterbury Church in Cornwall-on-Hudson with the Rev. Bernard Heter officiating.
Burial was made in St. Thomas Cemetery in Cornwall.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke's Dialysis Center, Corwin Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.
Ret. SS Clerk, 76
Barbara Ann Colavito of Liberty, an eight-year area resident and a retired clerk with the Social Security Administration in the Bronx, died Saturday, June 8, 2002, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 76 years of age.
The daughter of the late Irving and Katherine Terrel Hirschhorn, she was born November 5, 1925, in the Bronx.
A member of St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church in Liberty, she was also a member of the Liberty Senior Citizens.
Mrs. Colavito is survived by three sons, Robert Colavito and David Colavito, both of Rock Hill, and Martin Colavito of Liberty; two sisters, Doris Joyce of Stony Point and Roberta Gedry; and four grandchildren, Jessica, Sara, Gregory and Gina Colavito.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, 264 N. Main St., Liberty, with Rev. Ivan Csete officiating.
Burial will be made in St. Peter's Cemetery in Liberty.
Memorial donations may be made to the Lazarian Animal Society, 89 Pinewood Rd., Cochecton, N.Y. 12726.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Liberty.
Ret. Hotel Wkr., 77
Paul Dorsey of Monticello, a retired hotel worker, died on Wednesday, June 5, 2002, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 77 years of age.
A World War II Army veteran, he was born February 17, 1925, in Philadelphia, Pa.
He is survived by several friends and the staff of the Office of the Aging.
Friends may call at the Ramsay's Funeral Home, 55 St. John St., Monticello, on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m.
Services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Roy Shaffer officiating.
Cremation will be made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.