August 2, 2002
Diane Zajac of Farmington, a former resident of Fosterdale, died Friday, July 26, 2002, at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. She was 33 years of age.
The daughter of Philip and Mildred Ludwig Snedeker, she was born February 21, 1969, in Monticello.
Mrs. Zajac worked as the youth director at the United Presbyterian-American Baptist Church in Canandaigua and was loved by her church family. It was said that friends will remember her as an avid bird watcher who loved music, traveling and cooking.
She is survived by her husband of nine years, Dale Zajac, at home; her parents of Fosterdale; four brothers and sisters-in-law, Glen and Mary Snedeker, Alan and Adrienne Snedeker, Bruce and Cindy Snedeker and Roger and Jenny Snedeker; a sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Joseph Schultz; two aunts, Mildred and Albert Ludwig and Marie and Jack Levine; an uncle and aunt, Alfred and Helen Snedeker; her paternal grandmother, Marie Snedeker; her mother-in-law and father-in-law, John and Diane Zajac; a brother-in-law, and sister-in-law, Jack and Amy Zajac; three aunts and uncles-in-law, Ted and Donna Zajac, Larry and Jeannete Zajac and Johanna and Robert McCarthy; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, August 4, at the Fosterdale Methodist Church in Fosterdale. Following the service, the family will receive friends at the Fosterdale Grange across from the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the United Church Youth Fund, 11 Gibson St., Canandaigua, N.Y. 14424 or to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Western NY and Finger Lakes Chapter, 4053 Maple Rd., Suite 110. Amherst, N.Y. 14226.
Harriette B. Mann
Ret. Teacher, 92
Harriette Burton Mann of Daytona Beach, Fla., a former resident of Walton, died Sunday, July 28, 2002, at the Vassar Brothers Hospital in Poughkeepsie. She was 92 years of age.
The daughter of the late Avery and Edith Kelley Burton, she was born July 21, 1910, in Lew Beach. She was the widow of Charles Lloyd Mann to whom she had been married 69 years.
After the death of her mother, she grew up in the Margaretville area in the care of her aunt and uncle Berner and Harriette Marks.
After graduating from Margaretville High School, she went to Delhi Teacher Training School where she received her teaching certificate. She was employed in Beaver Falls, Walton, Wappingers Falls, Roscoe and Livingston Manor Central School districts.
Mrs. Mann was a member of the New York Retired Teachers Association, a member of the Daytona Beach Christian & Missionary Alliance Church, and a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Her church involvement included being a Sunday School teacher and volunteering in the church office.
In a family statement, it was said, "Harriette's true gift was her loving and generous nature. She always saw the best in everyone, never spoke ill of anyone and always had faith that a person would eventually do the right thing. She lived her faith and was an inspiration to all of us. We will miss her gentle presence in the world."
She is survived by five sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Sharlene Mann of Buffalo, Burton and Kathy Mann of Hudson, Robert and Beatrice Mann of Daytona Beach, Fla., Russell and Mary Jo Dyroff-Mann of Wappingers Falls and Roger and Ellen Mann of Milton; 20 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Services were held Thursday at the Lew Beach Community Church.
Interment will be made Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Lew Beach Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home in Livingston Manor.
Priscilla "Jean" Ivory Foreman of South Fallsburg, a 40-year area resident and a homemaker, died Monday, July 29, 2002, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 50 years of age.
The daughter of the late Claude and Cora Rogers Ivory, she was born October 17, 1951, in Bayminette, Ala. She was the widow of Charles E. Foreman Sr.
In a family statement, it was said, "Jean was a homemaker, dedicated mom and a loving, caring person."
She is survived by five sons, Russell Ivory of Orlando, Fla., Robbie Fore and his wife, Denise, of South Fallsburg, Bruce Ivory of Colorado, Charles Foreman Jr. of South Fallsburg, and Belonzo Snowden of Harris; four brothers, Joe L. Ivory of Marietta, Ga., Carlos Ramsey of Binghamton, Joel Ivory and his wife, Fatima, of Loch Sheldrake, and Freddie Broadie of Liberty; six sisters, Queen Walker and her husband, Leo, of Atlanta, Ga., Claudia Chandler and her husband, Chuck, of Marietta, Ga., Mary Riascos of Plainfield, N.J., Donna Ivory and her fiance, Steve Hewlett, of Liberty, Sharron Miller of Monticello and Sharon Ivory of Liberty; nine grandchildren; an aunt, Christine Thompson of Monticello; several uncles; a host of nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews and cousins; and many friends. She was predeceased by a daughter, Ollatongie Chandler, two brothers, Michael Ivory and Joseph Morgan, and a sister, Anna Mae Jarrett.
There will be no visitation.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Ramsay's Funeral Home, 55 St. John St., Monticello, with Elder Mary Alli officiating.
Private cremation was made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Memorial contributions may be made to the SDTC Center for Discovery, Ben Mosche Road, Harris, N.Y. 12742.
Bruce B. Burns
Ret. Owner of Bar, 87
Bruce Blake Burns of Monticello, a former owner of Burns' Bar & Grill in Monticello and a lifelong area resident, died Tuesday, July 30, 2002, at the Middletown Home in Middletown. He was 87 years of age.
The son of the late William and Mary Wilkinson Burns, he was born June 9, 1915, in Ferndale.
Mr. Burns was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Australia with the Military Police. He and his wife retired to Florida in 1979 and then moved to Pennsylvania in 2000.
He is survived by his wife, Doris Albrecht Burns, at home; three daughters, Sharon Murphy of Hummelstown, Pa., Alice LeBlanc of Alburg, Vt., and Barbara Benton of Marietta, Ga.; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 195 Broadway, Monticello with Dr. John C. Kehoe of Alburg, Vt., officiating.
Burial will be made in Rock Ridge Cemetery in Monticello.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union Bible Church, P.O. Box 395, Alburg, Vt. 05440.
Generoso Dieguez, 76
Generoso "Henry" Dieguez of Harris died Tuesday, July 23, 2002, in Sunny Isles Beach, Fla., while saving the life of his wife, Carmen M. Rios Dieguez. He was 76 years of age.
He is survived by his wife, at home; a daughter and son-in-law, Nieves E. Dieguez Molter and Gregory A. Molter; a son, Pedro M. Dieguez; and a grandson, Quinn A. Molter.
Friends may call at the family home, 133 Harris Rd., Harris, on Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m.
Private memorial services were held last week at the Vista Memorial Funeral Home in Hialeah, Fla.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Liberty Central High School Scholarship Fund, Liberty, N.Y. 12754 or to the Sullivan County Cares Coalition, c/o Sister Kevin John Shields, P.O. Box 1011, Liberty, N.Y. 12754.
Ret. Dairy Farmer, 76
Owen B. Baker of Cochecton, a retired dairy farmer and a longtime area resident, died Monday, July 29, 2002, at the Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale, Pa. He was 76 years of age.
The son of the late Louis B. and Sadie Zuidema Baker, he was born January 9, 1926, in Midland Park, N.J.
A United States Navy veteran and a United States Armed Guard veteran of World War II, he was head of the East Cochecton Cemetery Board of Directors and landfill supervisor for the Town of Cochecton for many years.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Susen Baker, at home; two daughters, Candice Baker of the state of Florida and Ruth Burr of Cochecton; two sons, Dennis Baker of the state of Florida and Kent Baker of North Carolina; a brother, Louis Baker of the state of Florida; a sister, Eunice Sansagrin of Westwood, N.J.; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville with the Rev. Joan Laliberte officiating.
Burial will be made in the East Cochecton Cemetery in East Cochecton.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Town of Cochecton Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Lake Huntington, N.Y. 12752.
Ret. School Supt., 78
Zoltan "Bill" Sohayda of Roscoe, a retired superintendent of the Middlesex County Vocational Technical High School in East Brunswick, N.J., and a 16-year area resident, died Sunday, July 28, 2002, at the Wilson Memorial Hospital in Johnson City. He was 78 years of age.
The son of the late Paul and Bertha Illes Sohayda, he was born July 27, 1924, in Carteret, N.J.
A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Roscoe Kiwanis Club and a member and past master of the Huguenot Lodge #381, F.&A.M., in Tottenville, S.I.
He is survived by his wife, Grace Timari Sohayda, at home; a daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie E. and William Sutton of Dunellen, N.J.; a son and daughter-in-law, William D. and Darnell Sohayda of Puyallup, Wash.; and five grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at the Harris Funeral Home, Railroad Ave., Roscoe, with the Rev. Donald Baker officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Heart to Heart Program at Wilson Memorial Hospital, c/o the funeral home, Roscoe, N.Y. 12776.
Bus Girl, 50
Eudalia VanDunk of Monticello, a bus girl for Kutsher's Country Club and a longtime area resident, died Monday, July 29, 2002, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 50 years of age.
The daughter of Alfredo and Luzia Rabelo Queiros, she was born October 7, 1951, in Brazil.
In a family statement, it was said, "In loving memory of a wonderful mother and friend. You will always be missed. Te Amamos Muinto."
She is survived by her parents; two sons, Mauro L. Miranda and Mario C. Miranda; three daughters, Luziane Miranda, Marcia Nieves and Mercia Miranda; four brothers, Cleonir, Lauro, Edzio and Moises; six sisters, Gerli, Luiza, Margareti, Elizabeti, Cidalia and Giodete; and; six grandchildren, Ricardo, Raiane, Krystian, Krystopher, Rafaela and Rafael, all of Brazil.
Services were held Wednesday at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Monticello.
Burial was made in Rock Ridge Cemetery in Monticello.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family, c/o the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 196 Broadway, Monticello.
Anna Jackson of Wurtsboro, a homemaker, a six-year area resident and former resident of Marlboro, died Monday, July 29, 2002, at her home. She was 69 years of age.
The daughter of the late Onofrio Dina and Angelina Volpe, she was born April 13, 1933, in Newburgh.
In a family statement, it was said, "One of the most beautiful people ever - perfect mother, perfect wife and most loving grammy any child could hope to have."
She is survived by her husband, Robert Jackson, at home; two sons, Robert Jackson of Marlboro and David Jackson of Vails Gate; two daughters and a son-in-law, Dina and Ronald Rafferty of East Hampton and Pattie Jackson of Wurtsboro; two brothers, Nelson Dina of Marlboro and Louis Dina of Newburgh; a grandson, Jackson Robert Rafferty; and two granddaughters, Anna Michele Rafferty and Brittany Ellen Jackson.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Mary's Church in Marlboro on Wednesday with Father Edward Bader officiating.
Burial was made in the Cedar Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange County, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.
Francis J. Tempel
Ret. Mail Carrier, 86
Francis J. "Rooster" Tempel, a lifelong resident of Roscoe, a retired rural mail carrier and the owner of Temple Bros. Lawn Mower Business in Roscoe, died Tuesday, July 30, 2002, after a long illness. He was 86 years of age.
The son of the late Joseph P. and Anna C. Kelly Tempel, he was born September 15, 1915, in Shandelee.
A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was active in his community all his life. He was a member and past president of the Twin Village Golf Club; a 60-year member, past chief and commissioner of the Rockland Hose Co. #1; a member of the Roscoe Kiwanis Club; a member of the Liberty Elks Lodge #1545; a charter member of the Andes Hardenburgh (Cross Mountain) Hunting Club; a former member of the Town of Rockland Zoning Board of Appeals; and a director of the Riverview Cemetery Board.
In a family statement, it was said, "He will be remembered by his family as a devoted and loving husband and father."
Mr. Tempel is survived by his wife of 51 years, Frances G. Tempel, at home; a daughter, Diane Tempel of Port Charlotte, Fla.; a son and daughter-in-law, Joseph A. and Nancy A. Tempel of Edgewater, N.J.; a brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Helen Tempel of Roscoe; two grandchildren, Joseph F. and Christine M. Tempel; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Joseph and Pam Geiselmann of Missouri; and four nieces.
Friends may call at the Harris Funeral Home, Railroad Ave., Roscoe, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Firematic services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home.
A Mass of the Resurrection will be offered at the Gate of Heaven Church, Highland Ave., Roscoe, on Saturday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. William Collins officiating.
Burial will be made in the Riverview Cemetery in Roscoe.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Francis Tempel Scholarship Fund, c/o Fleet Bank, Stewart Ave., Roscoe, N.Y. 12776.
Rose J. Walls
Rose J. "Granny" Walls of Youngsville, a homemaker and a 26-year area resident, died Thursday, August 1, 2002, at her home. She was 79 years of age.
The daughter of the late Guiseppe and Mary Qituccio Speciale, she was born December 21, 1922, in Brooklyn. She was the widow of Charles Walls.
A member of St. Francis Roman Catholic Church in Youngsville, she was an honorary fan of the Sullivan County Women's Softball League and a member and the first client of the Sullivan County Day Care Program.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Mary Ann Walls of Highland Mills; two daughters, Joanne Walls and Rose Van Loan, both of Youngsville; a daughter-in-law, Mary Ann Doyle of Long Island; a brother, John Speciale of Valley Stream; three sisters, Gloria Benivisto of Brooklyn, Martha Tassi of the state of Florida and Theresa Watkins of Arkansas; seven grandchildren, Kristi J. Walls, Thomas Van Loan, Matthew Walls, Samantha Walls, John Walls, Debbie Oreste and Karyn Walls; three great-grandchildren, Kimberly Oreste, Sean Walls and Kyra Walls; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Charles J. "Sonny" Walls, and seven siblings, Fred Speciale, Ann Speciale, Thomas Speciale, Salvatore Speciale, Paul Speciale, Phil Speciale and Emily Caputo.
Friends may call at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville on Sunday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at St. Francis Church, Youngsville, at 11 a.m. on Monday with Father Paul Osborne officiating.
Burial will be made in the Laurel Hill Cemetery in White Sulphur Springs.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.