August 13, 2002
Dudley H. Watson
Dudley H. Watson of Monticello, a jazz musician and composer, died Tuesday, August 6, 2002, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 74 years of age.
The son of the late Wellesly and Gladys Barrett Watson, he was born September 21, 1928, in New York City. He was the widower of Lucy Spivack Watson.
Mr. Watson played with the Erskine Hawkins Orchestra, performing at various resorts in Sullivan County, and was the founder of the Dudley Watson Quartet.
He is survived by a brother, Vivian O. Watson and his family, Carol, Nancy and Shelley, all of St. Albans; a niece, Karen F. Watson, and a sister-in-law, Chris Watson, both of New Jersey; and a close friend, Joseph Anello and his family of Wurtsboro.
A private memorial service was held.
Cremation was made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
In lieu of a charitable contribution, the family asks that you commit an act of kindness.
Funeral arrangements were made by the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Monticello.
Henry Bell Sr.
Ret. Truck Dr., 71
Henry "Hank" Bell Sr. of Mongaup Valley, a retired truck driver for A.M.I. in Forestburgh and a lifelong area resident, died Saturday, August 10, 2002, at the Achieve Rehabilitation and Nursing Home in Liberty. He was 71 years of age.
The son of the late Henry and Mary VanWagner Bell, he was born January 13, 1931, in Ellenville.
Mr. Bell was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles #544 in Middletown and a former member of the Moose Lodge in Wurtsboro.
He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Elaine "Cookie" Dauch Bell, at home; three sons, Donald Bell of Kentucky and Henry Bell Jr. and James Bell, both of Monticello; three daughters, Donna Bell of West Lawn, Pa., Pearl Bell of East Dublin, Ga., and Mary Wills of Monticello; four step-sons, John Hofsommer of Sackett Lake, Todd Hofsommer of Pine Bush, Jeffrey Hofsommer of DeBary, Fla., and James Hofsommer of Houston, Tex.; four step-daughters, Kathy Karney and Debra Walter, both of Monticello, Melody Williams of Montgomery and Theresa Foster of Deland, Fla.; 14 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Kenneth Bell and a sister, Mae Niven.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the Ramsay's Funeral Home, 3534 State Route 55, Kauneonga Lake, with the Rev. Kenneth Rodgers officiating.
Burial will be made in the Evergreen Cemetery, Route 17B, Bethel.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Town of Bethel Volunteer Ambulance Corps, White Lake, N.Y. 12786.
Catherine A. Poley
Ret. Nurses' Aide, 84
Catherine A. Poley of Roscoe, a retired nurses' aide and a lifelong area resident, died Thursday, August 8, 2002, at the home of her daughter in Middletown, where she had recently resided. She was 84 years of age.
The daughter of the late Peter and Lillian Buschbaum Hubert, she was born December 14, 1917, in Fremont Center. She was the widow of Clifford W. Poley.
Mrs. Poley was a member of the United Church of Roscoe and the Ladies Auxiliary of the church. She and her late husband operated the Victory Market in Hankins for many years, from the time it opened in the late 1930s. She then worked at the Roscoe Hospital and later at the Roscoe Community Nursing Home.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Faye and Frank Schuerholz of Middletown; two granddaughters, Lisa Schuerholz-Winters and her husband, John, of Middletown, Conn., and Dana Schuerholz and her partner, Sarah Wright, of Seattle, Wash.; three great-grandchildren, Corrine, Jack and Djuna; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by four brothers, Charles, Walter, Joseph and Floyd Hubert.
Services were held Monday at the United Church of Roscoe with Lucille Freyer officiating.
Burial was made in the Riverview Cemetery in Roscoe.
Memorial contributions may be made to the United Church of Roscoe, Roscoe, N.Y. 12776; the Fremont Community Church, Fremont Center, N.Y. 12736; or to Orange and Sullivan Hospice, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Harris Funeral Home in Roscoe.
Ret. Ins. Underwriter, 75
Robert Andrew Sulzbach of Bel Air, Md., a retired insurance underwriter with March & McLennan, died Tuesday, August 6, 2002, at the Upper Chesapeake Health System in Bel Air, Md., from complications related to diabetes. He was 75 years of age.
Mr. Sulzbach was born in Highland Lake.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Dulcie Gale Sulzbach, at home; six children and their spouses, Kurt and Suzanne Sulzbach of Woodstock, Phil and Melinda Sulzbach of Monroe, Andy and Bonnie Sulzbach of Baldwin, Md., Susan Sulzbach-Peek and her husband, Phil, of Chesapeake, Va., Paul Sulzbach of Manhattan, and Daniel and Denise Sulzbach of Bel Air, Md.; nine grandchildren; and a sister, Mary Kilkenny of Long Island.
Graveside services and burial were held Saturday at the Montoza Cemetery in Eldred with the Rev. Anthony Moore, OFM, officiating.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Gray-Rasmussen Funeral Home in Barryville.
Burial of Cremains
of Grace Vogler
Burial of the cremains of Grace Vogler, a longtime resident of North Branch, will be made at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, August 20, at the Heavenly Rest Cemetery in North Branch with the Rev. Kristen Anderson, pastor of Grace Lutheran Church in North Branch, officiating.
Arrangements were made by the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville.
Walter Madden Sr., 69
Walter Madden, a longtime resident of Fremont Center, died Monday, August 12, 2002, at the Sullivan County Adult Care Center in Liberty. He was 69 years of age.
Funeral arrangements are being made by the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville but are incomplete at press time.
Casey C. Elliott
Casey Cathleen Elliott of Woodridge, a student at the Benjamin Cosor Elementary School, died Thursday, August 8, 2002, at the Philadelphia Children's Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa. She was 10 years of age.
The daughter of Billy and Louise Elliott, she was born February 29, 1992, in Harris.
In a family statement, it was said, "Casey was a bright and outgoing little girl. She had a great sense of humor and loved to talk. Because of this and her toughness, her family and all that met her fell fast and forever in love with her. Casey had a long battle with Pulmonary Hypertension, a rare disease, but never lost her spirit and this spirit that she projected will live in all that she touched."
She is survived by her parents, two sisters, Amanda and Samantha, and a brother, Richard, all at home; her paternal grandmother, Angie Elliott; fifteen aunts and uncles, including Susie Elliott, Dawn Elliott, Bobby and Michelle Elliott, Kathy and Jay Kruly, Dino and Debbie DeSanno, Joanne and Bobby Matarazzo, Toni and Stanley Blaskey, Michael, Dorothy and Brenda DeSanno; and 11 cousins, including Anthony, Hunter, Stephanie, Niki, Christopher, Lauren, Michael, Jason, Austin, Matthew and Courtney.
Services were held Sunday at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Woodbourne with the Rev. Robert Pinto officiating.
Burial was made in the Glen Wild Cemetery in Glen Wild.
Memorial contributions may be made to Child Life Children's Hospital Foundation, 34th St. & Civic Center Blvd., Philadelphia, Pa. 19104.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Woodbourne.
Allen H. Romer
Former Manager, 56
Allen H. Romer of Walden, a former manager for A&F Tire and Battery in Goshen and a lifelong area resident, died Saturday, August 10, 2002, at St. Luke's Hospital in Newburgh. He was 56 years of age.
The son of the late George and Audrey Wilson Romer, he was born April 30, 1946, in Florida, N.Y.
He is survived by his companion, Charlotte Haden of Walden; four children, Katherine, Sandy, Brian and Alicia; seven brothers, George Romer of Plattekill, Donald Romer of Port Jervis, Doug Romer of Matamoras, Pa., Charlie Romer of Eldred, Edsell Romer of Matamoras, Pa., Russell Romer of Michigan and Jesse Romer of Middletown; four sisters, Hilda McGraw of Port Jervis, Trudy Baez of Milford, Pa., Shirley Cooper of Ellenville and Keturah Romer of Middletown; several grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Irene Blair.
Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Gridley-Horan Funeral Home, 39 Orchard St., Walden.
Services will be held at the funeral home at 11 a.m.
Cremation will be made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.
Ret. EKG Tech., 75
Wira Maziar of Glen Spey, a retired EKG technician at St. Michael's Hospital in Newark, N.J., and a longtime area resident, died Saturday, August 10, 2002, at her home. She was 75 years of age.
The daughter of the late Julian and Stanislava Dorzynsky Tarnawsky, she was born June 15, 1927, in Ukraine.
Mrs. Maziar was a member of St. Volodymyr's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Glen Spey.
She is survived by her husband, Wolodymyr Maziar, at home; two daughters, Luba Maziar of Bergenfield, N.J., and Nadia Zabihach of Morris Plains, N.J.; a son, Alex Maziar of Phillipsburg, N.J.; and two grandchildren, Orest Zabihach and Oksana Zabihach.
Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. on Tuesday at the Gray-Parker Funeral Home, 100 East Main St., Port Jervis, followed by a Liturgy Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Volodymyr's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Glen Spey with the Rev. Olesksa Kostyk officiating.
Burial will be made in the Glen Spey Cemetery in Glen Spey.
Lulu Skinner of Westbrookville, a homemaker, and a longtime area resident, died Wednesday, July 31, 2002, at the New York State Veteran's Home in Oxford. She was 99 years of age.
The daughter of the late Alva T. and Mary Rhodes DeGroat, she was born December 27, 1902, in Summitville. She was the widow of Percy R. Skinner.
A Gold Star Mother, her son Harold was killed in action during World War II in Corregidor, Philippines.
In a family statement, it was said, "She will always be remembered for organizing and preparing church roast beef and turkey dinners."
She is survived by Denege Patterson Blood and Donna Patterson Torchia Kellum and their families; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by another son, Robert, who died at the age of 5; three sisters, Maude, Mabel and Susan; two brothers, Nelson and Kenneth, and her longtime companion, Donald L. Patterson.
A committal service will be held Saturday, August 31, 2002, at the Westbrookville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Westbrookville United Methodist Church, Westbrookville, N.Y. 12785 or to the NYS Veteran's Home, 4211 NYS Route 220, Oxford, N.Y. 13830.
Annie Kulibaba of Middletown, a wife, mother and homemaker, died Saturday, August 10, 2002, at her home. She was 86 years of age.
The daughter of the late Michael and Pauline Romanofsky Kollada, she was born June 14, 1916, in New Haven, Conn. She was the widow of Aleck A. Kulibaba.
She is survived by three children, Michael Kulibaba of Monroe, Alan Kulibaba and his wife, Audrey of Middletown, and Paulette Jenkins of Northport; four sisters, Alyce Antonchik and Nellie Pate, and her husband, Frank, all of Ferndale, Mary Cripps and her husband, Harold, of Battle Creek, Mich., and Sophie Horace of Astoria; six grandchildren, Kim, Kerry, Donnelly and Dylan of Cornwall and Amy and Alyssa Kulibaba of Middletown; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, John Kollada, and a son-in-law, Robert Jenkins.
Friends may call at the Flynn Funeral Home & Cremation Memorial Centers, 139 Stage Road, Monroe, on Tuesday from 10 a.m. to noon.
Services will be held Tuesday at 12 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. D. Mason Whitley officiating.
Cremation will be made at the Oxford Hills Crematory in Chester with interment of the cremains to be made at a later date at the Orange County Veterans Cemetery in Goshen.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.
Ret. Branch Mgr., 86
Edwin Samuel Chardavoyne of Johnstown, a former 15-year resident of Liberty, died Friday, August 9, 2002, at the Nathan Littauer Hospital in Gloversville after a long illness. He was 86 years of age.
The son of the late Samuel and Annie Houghtaling Chardavoyne, he was born May 14, 1916, in Warwick Township, Orange County.
A graduate of Warwick High School he attended the College of Agriculture at Cornell University. Mr. Chardavoyne was employed as branch manager by the Farm Credit Association of Springfield, Mass., in the Middletown, Liberty and Herkimer offices until he retired in 1980 after 30 years of service.
Mr. Chardavoyne was a member of J.C. Hose Co. of the Liberty Fire Department, a member and deacon of the Liberty Presbyterian Church, a trustee for the Village of Liberty and a 60-year member of Mongaup Masonic Lodge #816, all in Liberty. After his retirement, he was sole assessor for the Town of Mohawk for eight years being a licensed real estate broker, notary public and certified assessor for the State of New York.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Margery Cree Chardavoyne, at home; two sons, David Chardavoyne of Trumbull, Conn., and Alan Chardavoyne of Glenmont; a daughter, Janet Chardavoyne of Allentown, Pa.; four grandchildren, Brett Chardavoyne of Denver, Colo., Nicole Chardavoyne of Washington, D.C., and Paige and Justin Chardavoyne of Glenmont; two sisters, Mae Larson of Austin, Tex., and Ethel Ritzer of New Milford; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the A.G. Cole Funeral Home, 215 East Main St., Johnstown, on Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m.
A Masonic service will be held at 11 a.m. followed by a memorial service at the funeral home with the Rev. Earl Johnson officiating.
Cremation was made at the Vale Crematory in Schenectady.
Burial of the cremains will be made at a later date at the Warwick Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mountain Valley Hospice, 73 North Main St., Gloversville, N.Y. 12078.