June 21, 2002
Regina M. Callery
Ret. Bank Teller, 89
Regina M. Callery of Monticello, a retired bank teller for the Bank of New York and a lifelong area resident, died Monday, June 17, 2002, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 89 years of age.
The daughter of the late Patrick and Catherine Purcell Callery, she was born August 22, 1912, in Monticello.
A graduate of Monticello High School and Drake Secretarial School in New Jersey, she worked on the voting board as a Democrat. Her father was a former Mayor of Monticello.
Miss Callery was a member of St. Peter's Church in Monticello.
She is survived by many cousins and area friends. She was predeceased by a brother Gerald Callery.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Thursday at St. Peter's Church in Monticello with the Rev. Robert Ginel officiating.
Burial was made in St. Peter's Cemetery in Monticello.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter's Church, 10 Liberty St., Monticello, N.Y. 12701.
Funeral arrangements were made by the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Monticello.
Margaret R. Coburn
Ret. Tel Oper., 72
Margaret R. Coburn of Monticello, a retired telephone operator for the New York Telephone Company in Monticello and a lifelong area resident, died Tuesday, June 18, 2002, at her home. She was 72 years of age.
The daughter of the late Ernest and Pearl Hillriegel Froehlich, she was born January 15, 1930, in Callicoon.
Mrs. Coburn was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas R.C. Church in Forestburgh, the New York Telephone Pioneers, the Ladies Auxiliary of the Ruddick Trowbridge Post of the American Legion in Monticello and the Monticello Senior Citizens.
She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Robert Coburn, at home; a daughter, Jane Coburn Farina, and her husband, Charles, of Niskayuna; a sister, Agnes Coburn of the state of Florida; a sister-in-law, Judith Froehlich of Honesdale, Pa.; a brother-in-law, Mac Coburn of Callicoon; and a granddaughter, Caroline Jane Farina of Niskayuna. She was predeceased by a brother, Joseph Froehlich.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered on Thursday at St. Thomas Aquinas R.C. Church in Forestburgh with the Rev. Ivan Csete officiating.
Burial was made in St. Thomas Aquinas Cemetery in Forestburgh.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Thomas of Aquinas R.C. Church Memorial Fund, Forestburgh, N.Y. 12777 or to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Monticello.
Ret. Truck Driver, 71
Raymond "Bud" Bauernfeind of Hortonville, a retired self-employed truck driver and lifelong area resident, died Tuesday, June 18, 2002, at his home. He was 71 years of age.
The son of the late Floyd and Meta Esselmann Bauernfeind, he was born November 4, 1930, in Callicoon.
A United States Air Force veteran, he served during the Korean War.
He is survived by his wife, Lillian Smith Bauernfeind, at home; a son, Ted Bauernfeind of Hortonville; a sister, Marion Swords of State College, Pa.; a brother, Richard Bauernfeind of Callicoon; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Callicoon on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Services will be held at the funeral home on Saturday at 11 a.m.
Burial will be made in the Bauernfeind Cemetery in the Beechwoods Section of Callicoon.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hortonville Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 71, Hortonville, N.Y. 12745.
Robert C. Toretto
Robert C. Toretto of Monticello, a bartender at Kutsher's Country Club in Monticello and a longtime area resident, died Sunday, June 16, 2002, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 65 years of age.
The son of the late Joseph and Frances Czajkowski Toretto, he was born October 27, 1936, in New York City.
Mr. Toretto was a veteran of the United States Air Force, serving in the 1950s.
He is survived by a brother, Ralph Toretto of New York City; and several area friends.
Graveside services and burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery, Sunset Lake Rd., Liberty.
Funeral arrangements were made by the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Monticello.
Peter W. Piatt
Ret. Conrail Engr., 74
Peter W. Piatt of Matamoras, Pa., a retired Conrail engineer and a lifelong area resident, died Monday, June 17, 2002, at the Campbell Hall Health Care Facility. He was 74 years of age.
The son of the late Floyd L. and Anna C. Hermann Piatt, he was born October 12, 1927, in Port Jervis. He was the widower of Helene McDonough Piatt who died September 4, 1989.
Mr. Piatt was a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers.
In a family statement, it was said, "He was a loving companion, father and grandfather who will be sadly missed by his family and many friends. Pete was a warm and generous man. He loved to cruise the countryside and travel. And in his spare time he was an accomplished carpenter."
He is survived by his companion, Martha Frisbie, at home; seven daughters and four sons-in-law, Mary K. and John Shimer of Glen Spey, Laura Fredericks of Glen Spey, Patricia and Arthur Aumick of Sparrowbush, Judith A. and Mark Barila of Glen Spey, Margaret Horner of Port Jervis, Susan Anderson of Jackson, Ark., and Linda and John Driscoll of White Lake; two sons and daughters-in-law, Michael J. and Karolyn Piatt of Matamoras, Pa., and Thomas J. and Joanne Piatt of Seymour, Md.; 19 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Ronald Piatt Reil.
Services were held Thursday at the Gray-Parker Funeral Home in Port Jervis with the Rev. Dan Kantenwein officiating.
Burial was made in St. Mary's Cemetery in Port Jervis.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 407 E. Main St., Middletown, N.Y. 10940.
Marta Klofac of Livingston Manor, a homemaker and a longtime area resident, died Saturday, June 15, 2002, at St. Luke's Hospital in New York City. She was 92 years of age.
The daughter of the late William and Juliana Halbhuber Kocher, she was born January 10, 1910, in Czechoslovakia. She was the widow of Vaclav Kofac who died October 12, 1992.
Mrs. Klofac is survived by two daughters, Jana Szabo of Parksville and Marta Nivon of New York City; four grandchildren, Kim and Katrina Szabo and Lucas and Thomas Nivon; and a great-granddaughter, Kaitlin Nicole Rooney.
A Memorial Mass was offered Tuesday at St. Peter's Church in Liberty with Monsignor Edward Straub officiating.
Cremation was private.
Funeral arrangements were made by Ramsay's Funeral Home in Liberty.
Lidia Dopilka of Ellenville, a homemaker, died Monday, June 17, 2002, at St. Agnes Hospital in White Plains. She was 77 years of age.
The widow of Walter Dopilka, she was born August 4, 1924, in White Russia.
Mrs. Dopilka was a member of the Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church in Kerhonkson.
She is survived by three children, Roman Dopilka of Fairfield, Conn., Myron Dopilka of Ellenville and Maria Dopilka of Mongaup Valley; six grandchildren, Stephanie, Maria, Paul, Michael, Ryan and Ashley; and three great-grandchildren, Alexandria, John and Haylee.
The Holy Sacrifice of the Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church, 211 Foordmore Rd., Kerhonkson, with the Rev. Iura Godenciuc officiating.
Interment will be made in the Holy Spirit Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery in Hamptonburg.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Ellenville.
Michael G. McHenry
Parts Director, 51
Michael G. McHenry of Livingston Manor, a 15-year area resident and a parts director for Suresky Chrysler in Goshen, died Wednesday, June 19, 2002, at the Arden Hill Hospital in Goshen. He was 51 years of age.
The son of David H. McHenry and the late Ruth Nevin McHenry, he was born September 20, 1950, in New Castle, Pa.
Mr. McHenry was a past T-Ball coach for the Livingston Manor Little League and a past leader of the Livingston Manor Boy Scouts.
He is survived by his wife, Kathleen M. McHenry, at home; a daughter and son-in-law, Jody and Jeff Gadley of Girard, Pa.; two sons, David M. McHenry of Middletown and Christopher M. McHenry, at home; his father and his special friend, Valentine Bitting, both of Erie, Pa.; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Stephen and Gloria McHenry of Erie, Pa., Christopher McHenry of Fort Worth, Tex., and Mark and Susan McHenry of Erie, Pa.; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Ellen and Dr. Samuel Garloff of Orwigsburg, Pa., and Melissa and Larry Beahm of Bethlehem, Pa.; and a granddaughter, Dillian Gadley.
There will be no visitation.
Cremation was private at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home in Livingston Manor.
Ret. Seamstress, 99
Mildred L. Frisbie of East Branch, a retired seamstress with Katz Apparel in Honesdale, Pa., and a longtime area resident, died Tuesday, June 18, 2002, at the Roscoe Community Nursing Home in Roscoe. She was 99 years of age.
The daughter of the late Royal and Nettie Daniels Kimble, she was born October 21, 1902, in Hoadleys, Pa.
An avid hunter and fisherman, Mrs. Frisbie enjoyed these sports into her 80s.
Mrs. Frisbie was a longtime member of the East Branch Community Church. She was a member and past president of the defunct Ladies Auxiliary to the Livingston Manor Memorial Post No. 6081; a past president of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Sullivan County Council; a past president of the Ladies Auxiliary to District No. 10 in Pennsylvania and an honorary member of the Past District Presidents Club of District 2, Department of New York.
She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Daniel J. and Judy Frisbie of Roscoe and Richard and Deborah Chapman of St. Augustine, Fla.; two step-children, John Frisbie and his wife, Pauline, of Intercession City, Fla., and Ruth Black of Florida; two sisters, Marjorie Frisbie of Cortez, Pa., and Frances Jones of Lake Ariel, Pa.; two grandchildren, Tawny Meres and Daniel H. Frisbie; two great-grandchildren, Christopher and Sierra; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Earl, and two stepchildren, George Frisbie and Gertrude Schaffer.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Harris Funeral Home, Railroad Ave., Roscoe, with the Rev. Paul Cicio officiating.
Burial will be made in Bible Protestant Cemetery in South Canaan, Pa.
Memorial contributions may be made to the East Branch Community Church, East Branch, N.Y. 13756.
Ret. Bus Driver, 86
Joseph Szawiola, a ten-year resident of Mileses and a retired bus driver for Red Tan Bus Lines in North Vale, N.J., died May 30, 2002, at the Horton Medical Center in Middletown. He was 86 years of age.
The son of the late Michael and Josephine Szawiola, he was born August 11, 1915, in Connecticut. He was the widower of Isabelle Szawiola.
Mr. Szawiola is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Bonnie Szawiola of Mileses; and a granddaughter, Naomi and her husband, Aaron Houghtaling, of Damascus, Pa. He was predeceased by a daughter, Laura Binaghi.
Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at the Szawiola home in Mileses on Sunday, June 23, at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. David McCarthy of the Liberty Free Methodist Church officiating.