June 28, 2002
Dr. Eliseo Ozomek
Retired Physician, 66
Dr. Eliseo Ozomek of Callicoon, a retired physician, passed away on Tuesday, June 25, 2002 following a courageous battle with cancer. He was 66 years of age.
Born in Misiones, Argentina, he was the loving son of Maria Nahirnak Ozomyk and the late Luis Ozomek.
He graduated with honors from the University of Buenos Aires in 1962 with a degree in medicine. He completed an Internship in Surgery at Ramos Mejia Hospital in Buenos Aires and an Internship in Obstetrics at Syracuse Memorial Hospital in Syracuse.
He completed his Residency in Anesthesiology at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in 1968 under Dr. Emmanuel Papper and he completed his Fellowship in Anesthesiology at Montefiore Hospital at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1969.
He was Assistant Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology at Columbia University from 1988-1991. He held appointments as Attending Anesthesiologist at various hospitals throughout the New York area. He was an esteemed physcian who was known for extraordinary abilities, for his kindness and compassion, and for his wisdom.
He is survived by his wife and honored caregiver, Renee at home, his mother Maria Ozomyk, his sisters Carmen Ozomyk Ruiz and Isabel Ozomyk, all of Spain; his brothers Mario Ozomyk and Ernesto Ozomyk of Westchester; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral mass will be held at Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church in Callicoon on Saturday, June 29, 2002 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Ignatius Smith, O.F.M., officiating.
Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery, Obernburg. There will be no visitation.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Holy Cross Church, P.O. Box 246, Callicoon, NY 12723 or Physician's Home, at 133 East 73rd Street, Room 204, New York, NY 10021, a charity of the Medical Society of the State of New York.
Retired Truck Driver, 82
Charles Freiser, a long-time area resident, died on Monday, June 24, 2002 at Walnut Mt. Care Center in Liberty. He was 82 years of age.
A retired self-employed truck driver and security guard at Monticello Raceway, he was a member of the Jewish War Veterans and a World War II Army veteran.
The son of Robert and Elsie Freiser, he was born July 25, 1919 in New York City.
A family statement read, Charles was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother. He will be greatly missed by his family, extended family and all of his friends.
Survivors include his wife, Marion Goldstein Freiser at home; one son, Michael of Liberty and his significant other, Judy; one daughter, Leslie Moses of Wantagh; one sister, Rozzi Jacobs of Pa.; four grandchildren, Robert, Shari and her husband, Stalter; Eileen and her husband, Jeff Contino; and Charles; three great-grandchildren, Danny, Laura and Alexandra; one daughter-in-law, Yolanda of California, along with many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by one son, Edward, two brothers, Leon and Eddie, and one sister, Lily.
Graveside services were held Wednesday, June 26 at the Sullivan County Veterans' Cemetery in Liberty.
Burial was in Sullivan County Veterans' Cemetery with Military Honors in Liberty.
Funeral arrangements were made by Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home, Inc.
Resort Owner, 86
Joseph Uncle Joe Hamulak of Yulan, a 22-year resident of the area, died on Monday, June 24, 2002 at his home. He was 86 years of age.
The co-owner of the Bear Paw Lodge in Washington Lake, he was a United States Army veteran of World War II and fought in the Battle of the Bulge.
He was born January 30, 1916 in Carteret, NJ, the son of the late Michael and Catherine Yatchshyn Hamulak.
Survivors include his nephew, Arthur Bozan and his wife, Jane, of Yulan; niece, Kathleen Bozan Makarewicz and her husband, Zigg, of Jackson, NJ; brother, Michael Hamulak of Clark, NJ; several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and grand nephews.
Services will be held on Friday, June 28 at 10 a.m. A Mass of the Resurrection will be offered at St. Anthony's Church, Yulan, with the Rev. Evan Greco officiating.
Burial will be at St. Anthony's Cemetery, Eldred.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Anthony's of Padua, 25 Beaver Brook Rd., Yulan, NY 12792 or The American Legion Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 63, Eldred, NY 12732.
Funeral arrangements were made by Gray-Rasmussen Funeral Home, Barryville.
Walter L. Bock
Ret. Store Owner, 81
Walter L. Bock of Canisteo, NY, a former longtime resident of Roscoe, NY, died December 17, 2001 in the Roscoe Community Nursing Home, Roscoe, NY. He was 81.
The son of the late Leo H. and Lillie Haas Bock, he was born August 17, 1907 in Lynbrook, NY.
Walter graduated from Lynbrook High School and Cortland State Teachers College. He had been a physical education teacher in Owego, NY and Woodmere, NY. He was a Charter Boat Owner and Captain out of Freeport, LI and a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary. During World War II he worked for Columbia Aircraft and from 1945 until 1975 he owned and operated the Little Store in Roscoe, NY. He was a former member of the Sullivan County Sportsmen's Association, a past president and last surviving member of the original BeaMoc Rod and Gun Club, and a former member of the Rockland Hose Co. #1. He was a recipient of many civic awards, and was an avid hunter and fisherman.
Survivors include two sons, Robert Bock and his wife Rose Mary of Roscoe, NY and John Bock of Roscoe, NY; a daughter, Marilyn Bock of Louisiana; a sister Marie Bock Bell of Rhode Island; four grandchildren; two great grandchildren and one niece and one nephew. He was predeceased by his wives, Mildred Brower Bock and Lela Warren Bock.
A Memorial Service will be held Monday, July 1, 2002 at 7 p.m. in Harris Funeral Home, Railroad Ave., Roscoe, NY. The Rev. Donald Baker will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to the BeaMoc Chapter of Trout Unlimited or the Catskill Flyfishing Center.
Arrangements were made by the Harris Funeral Home, Railroad Ave., Roscoe, NY.