June 14, 2002
Committal Service for
Julius Julie Szabo
A committal service of the cremains of Julius "Julie" Szabo, a former resident of White Lake who died March 7, 2002, will be held on Sunday, June 16, at 3 p.m. at the Evergreen Cemetery in Bethel. The Rev. Ivan Csete will officiate.
Arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Liberty.
Maureen B.K. Lee
Ret. Psychologist, 85
Maureen Byrne Kanzler Lee, Ph.D, of Livingston Manor, a retired clinical psychologist and longtime area resident, died Monday, June 10, 2002, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 85 years of age.
The daughter of the late Richard and Mary Colligan Byrne, she was born September 10, 1916, in Brooklyn. She was the widow of Ernest Kanzler.
Dr. Lee began her career as a teacher, becoming a guidance counselor and then a research scientist for the New York State Department of Mental Hygiene. She was a faculty member of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University and had a private practice as a clinical psychologist.
She was a member of St. Aloysius Church in Livingston Manor and several professional organizations.
Dr. Lee is survived by her husband, Robert Lee, at home; several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. She was predeceased by a brother and a sister.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Aloysius Church in Livingston Manor with the Rev. Alfred Croke officiating.
Burial will be made in St. Aloysius Cemetery in Livingston Manor.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Aloysius Church, Church St., Livingston Manor, N.Y. 12758.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Herbert C. Byrant Funeral Home in Livingston Manor.
John S. Gottlieb
Ret. Admin. Asst., 85
John S. Gottlieb of New Hampton, a retired administrative assistant for the New York National Guard and a longtime area resident, died Monday, June 10, 2002, at the Horton Medical Center in Middletown. He was 85 years of age.
The son of the late John and Mary Katherine Gottlieb, he was born October 8, 1916, in Baltimore, Md. He was the widower of Bertha Gottlieb.
A U.S. Army veteran, he was a member of the Middletown American Legion Post No. 0151, and a member of the Retired Officers Association. He was a member and the first area instructor for hunter safety for the National Rifle Association. A private pilot, Mr. Gottlieb belonged to the model airplane radio club S.O.U.R. and of the Academy of Model Aeronautics.
In a family statement, it was said, "Beloved father and grandfather, he was an avid pilot who took his son and grandchildren flying in his plane."
He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, John C. and Patricia Gottlieb of Bloomingburg; two grandchildren, Doreen Cooper and her husband, Mitchell, of Woodridge and John K. Gottlieb and his wife, Dawn, of Bullville; and three great-grandchildren, John, Angela and Douglas.
Services were held Thursday at the William M. Gagan Funeral Home in Pine Bush with Pastor Ralph Thompson officiating.
Burial was made in the family plot in the Pine Hill Cemetery, Town of Wawayanda.
Seymour J. Weiss
Ret. Teacher, 86
Seymour J. Sy Weiss, a 15-year resident of Woodbourne, a retired high school teacher and lifelong area resident, died Tuesday, June 11, 2002, at his home. He was 86 years of age.
The son of the late Frank and Fannie Weiss, he was born November 14, 1915, in New York City and spent most of his life in South Spring Valley.
He attended New York University and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1937 and his Masters degree in 1945. He was employed by the Pearl River Board of Education for two years and then went to Spring Valley Senior High School where he taught social studies for 36 years where Mr. Weiss introduced the first audiovisual program and served as its director for many years before retiring in 1978.
Mr. Weiss was a past president of the East Ramapo Teachers Association; past president of the Rockland County Teachers Association, past president of the South Eastern zone of the NY State Teachers Association, past chairman of the Council of Classroom Teachers of NYSTA, a member, past president and member of the nominating committee of the NYSTA Teachers Education and Professional Standards Committee.
He also represented the East Ramapo Teachers Association for 18 years as a delegate to the House of Delegates for NYSTA. Upon retirement, he served as president of the Rockland and Sullivan County Retired Teachers Association. Mr.Weiss is a life member of the National Education Association, was an original member of the Youth Activities Committee of Spring Valley, organized in 1943, and served as a supervisor of Tigers Den for 22 years. He was an active member of the Hugh Gassner Fire District and served as secretary for 18 years. He was chairman of the Association of Fire Districts of Rockland County and upon his move to Sullivan County was made an honorary life member. He was a charter member and had also served as one of the 13 statewide directors of the Fire Districts of New York Mutual Insurance Company.
In 1982, he was a driving force and gave generous donations toward the establishment of the first kidney dialysis center at Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern which was named the Frank and Fannie Weiss Renal Dialysis Center in honor of his parents. Mr. Weiss was also a member of the Good Samaritan Foundation.
It was said, Seymour J. Weiss was loved by many generations of loyal students, respected and admired by his fellow teachers, firemen and friends. His greatest joys in life were assisting other people, caring for his animals and tending to his natural world. he will be missed by many but never forgotten.
He is survived by his caretakers, Mary Wolfe and her family of Middletown.
Friends may call at the Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, 130 Highland Ave., Middletown from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
A Service of Remembrance will be held at 11:30 a.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Burial will be made in Cedar Park Cemetery in Paramus, N.J.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange County, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550 or to the Frank and Fannie Weiss Renal Dialysis Center c/o Good Samaritan Hospital, Suffern, N.Y. 10901.
Robert J. King
Robert Joseph King of Monticello, a carpenter and a lifelong area resident, died at his home on Saturday, June 8, 2002. He was 38 years of age.
The son of Margaret Swingle King and the late Thomas R. King, he was born September 13, 1963, in Monticello.
He is survived by his mother of Kauneonga Lake; a son, Alex Puchalski of Monticello; his companion, Boni Puchalski of Monticello; two brothers, Thomas King of Wurtsboro and William King of Monticello; a sister, Connie DeFazio of Monticello; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Services were held Wednesday at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Monticello with the Rev. Gene Smith officiating.
Cremation was made at Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope. Interment of the cremains will be private at the Rock Ridge Cemetery in Monticello.
Memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church of Monticello, 445 Broadway, Monticello, N.Y. 12701.
Winifred M. Kit Smith of Monticello, a licensed practical nurse and a longtime area resident, died Monday, June 10, 2002, at her home. She was 78 years of age.
The daughter of the late Harvey R. and Frances Mary Eleanor King Kitton, she was born June 11, 1923, in London, England.
Mrs. Smith was a member of St. Johns Episcopal Church and a member of the St. Elizabeth Guild, both in Monticello.
She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Chester K. Smith, at home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Chester R. Chet and Pam Smith of Rock Hill and David K. and Sheila Smith of Dawsonville, Ga.; a sister, Suzanne LeVicki of Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire, England; two grandchildren, Kitt and Catherine; several nieces and nephews; and a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Robert J. and Rondii Smith of Columbia, N.J.
A member service was held Thursday at St. Johns Episcopal Church in Monticello.
Cremation was made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope. Interment of the cremains was made at the Rock Ridge Cemetery in Monticello.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550 or to Sullivan County SPCA, 25 Rock Hill Dr., Rock Hill, N.Y. 12775.
Funeral arrangements were made by the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Monticello.
Mary Barnes, a longtime summer resident of Bloomingburg and a homemaker, died Wednesday, June 12, 2002, at the Riverview Hospital in Red Bank, N.J. She was 76 years of age.
The daughter of the late Harry and Helen Ryan Ross, she was born December 3, 1925, moving to Marlboro, N.J. in 1997.
She is survived by her husband, Wallace Barnes, at home; two daughters, Mary Ann Herbst and her husband, George, of Marlboro, N.J., and Catherine Ward of Red Bank, N.J.; a sister, Eleanor Bennett of Brooklyn; two brothers, Billy Ross of Long Island and Buddy Ross of Bloomingburg; and three grandchildren, Chris, Jenny and Rose. She was predeceased by two brothers, Joe and Harold Ross, and a son, James Barnes who died in 1978.
Friends may call at the Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, 130 Highland Ave., Middletown, on Friday from 9 to 10:30 a.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Bloomingburg.
Burial will be made in the family plot in the Blooomingburg Cemetery.
Chem. Counselor, 56
Ronald Holder of Middletown, a chemical dependency counselor with the New York State Department of Corrections, died Sunday, June 9, 2002. He was 56 years of age.
The son of Mary Alice Holder and the late Richard Hamilton Holder, he was born October 13, 1946, in Brooklyn.
Mr. Holder attended Andrew Jackson High School and obtained his A. A. S. degree from Sullivan County Community College in 1984. He became a credentialed substance abuse counselor in 1995 and a certified HIV counselor in 1998.
In a family statement, it was said, He touched many lives during his career while working at the Recovery Center in Monticello, Daytop Village in Parksville, Veritas Villa in Kerhonkson and for the past 12 years at the NYS Department of Corrections. He was also employed as a domestic violence counselor with the VCS Community Change Project in Orange County. Ronald, commonly known as Big Ron, enjoyed fishing and vacationing and always brought along friends and family.
He is survived by his mother of King Williams, Va.; a daughter, Kia M. Holder of Atlanta, Ga.; a son, Kyle M. Holder of St. Lucia, Fla.; a granddaughter, Kyla Holder; three nephews; a niece; a grandniece; a grandnephew; his fiancée, Veronica Swinson of the Bronx and her family; and a host of other family and friends. He was predeceased by a brother, Richard Holder Jr., and a sister, Regina Pattimore.
Services will be held at the Ralston-Lippincott-Hasbrouck-Ingrassia Funeral Home, 72 West Main St., Middletown, on Friday at 2 p.m.