August 16, 2002
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 L. Clark Sr.
Ret. Lumberman, 77
Walter Lester Clark Sr., a two-year resident of Arcadia, Fla., and a retired lumberman, working in the preparation of lumber for retail sales in lumber yards, died Sunday, August 11, 2002, in Florida. He was 77 years of age.
The son of the late Lester and Roseanna Gabriel Clark, he was born October 21, 1924, in Liberty. He was the widower of Eleonore Oestrich Clark.
A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served in the Korean War and was a former member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a member of the volunteer fire department and had served as Justice of the Peace in the Town of Callicoon when a resident of Jeffersonville. Mr. Clark loved to fish, hunt and work in his garden. He was of the Protestant faith.
He is survived by two sons, and daughters-in-law, Walter Jr. and Linda Clark of Cementon and Gary Robert and Theresa Clark of Beechville, Tenn.; a brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Rose Clark of Swan Lake; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Annis Bower of Arcadia, Fla.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
John R. Lippelt
Maintenance Super, 65
John R. Lippelt of Port St. Lucie, Fla., a former resident of Liberty, died Thursday, August 8, at the Martin Memorial Hospital in Stuart, Fla. He was 65 years of age.
The son of the late Albert and Myrtle Briggs Lippelt, he was born February 20, 1937, in Liberty.
A maintenance supervisor for the Florida Turnpike at Ft. Pierce, Fla., he was a retired bus driver for the Gershowitz Bus Company in Liberty. He had also previously been employed in maintenance at Camp Hedvah in Liberty and worked many years part-time for Bruce's Garage in Liberty.
In a family statement, it was said, "He will always be loved and will live eternally in our hearts."
He is survived by his wife, Lolita Kille Lippelt, at home; two daughters, Pamela Lippelt of Ft. Pierce, Fla., and Theresa and her husband, Richard Grego, of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; two brothers, Clarence Lippelt of Louisville, Kty., and Henry Lippelt of Liberty; two sisters, Hilda Menshen of Middletown and Myrtle Salonich of Liberty; two grandchildren, Justin and Samantha Farris of Ft. Pierce, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews.
Private cremation was made at the All County Crematory in Stuart, Fla.
Rev. Richard Moore
Ret. Minister, 84
Rev. Richard W. Moore of Poughkeepsie, a retired Methodist minister, died Wednesday, August 14, 2002, at the Vassar Brothers Hospital in Poughkeepsie. He was 84 years of age.
The son of Rev. Otis Henry and Alice Rigby Moore, he was born May 20, 1918, in Hubbardston, Mass.
A 1939 graduate of Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa, and 1942 graduate of Boston University School of Theology, he served as a missionary in India for five years, during the 1940s, working at the Lodhipur Institute, a Methodist School, and then returned to the United States to a long career as a parish pastor, serving in Pine Plains/Milan, Franklin, Greenville/ Norton Hill, South Bethlehem, Hancock and Sloatsburg/Tuxedo. Following his official retirement, he served as a part-time minister in Hurleyville and Westbrookville. He retired to live in Glen Spey, then in Grahamsville and since November of 2001 has lived in Poughkeepsie.
In a family statement, it was said, "Rev. Moore had a rich and full life with many joys and interests in addition to his work and family. He was an athletic man who played college football and enjoyed outdoor activities. He had a lifelong love of music and a strong bass voice which allowed him to sing in choral groups, even into his 80s. He had an inquiring mind and a love of reading. He was a faithful letter writer with friends and acquaintances all around the world. He was a good citizen and an active volunteer in every community where he lived. His family grieves his loss, but gives thanks for the fullness of his life and for the promises of a new creation in the care of almighty God."
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Hanna Swords Moore, at home; three children and their spouses, Rev. James and Holly Moore of Hyde Park, Constance and Fred Lamando of Pearland, Tex., and David and Phyllis Moore of Grahamsville; seven grandchildren; and many friends, colleagues and former parishioners.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 17, at 10:30 a.m. at the Grahamsville United Methodist Church.
Interment will be made in the Westbrookville Cemetery in Westbrookville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Daniel Pierce Library, State Road, Grahamsville, N.Y. 12740 (where he volunteered in recent years) or to the Lodhipur Institute in India with checks made payable to Advance GCFA #000452-1RA.
Lulu W. Werneke
Lulu W. Werneke of Eldred, a homemaker, caregiver and lifelong area resident, died Monday, August 12, 2002, at the Morristown Memorial Hospital in Morristown, N.J. She was 83 years of age.
The daughter of the late Alonzo and Madeline Daily Wood Searles, she was born April 5, 1919, in Boyds Mills, Pa. She was the widow of William "Bob" Werneke who died in 2001.
Mrs. Werneke was a member of St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church in Yulan and a trustee for the Sunshine Hall Free Library in Eldred.
She is survived by four children and their spouses, Michael and Barbara Werneke of Savannah, Ga., Maureen and Joseph Brodt of Pompton Lakes, N.J., Anthony and Jill Werneke of Pond Eddy and Suzanne Werneke of Boston, Mass.; a sister, Doris Branning of Hyde Park; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
A memorial mass will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church in Yulan with the Rev. Anthony Moore officiating, assisted by the Rev. John Ahearn.
Burial of the cremains will be made in St. Anthony's Cemetery in Eldred.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Ambulance Corps, P.O. Box 63, or to the Coach William Werneke Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 293, both at Eldred, N.Y. 12732.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Gray-Rasmussen Funeral Home in Barryville.
Enid J. Grubs
Enid Jeannette Grubs of Albany, a former Slingerlands resident, died Saturday, August 10, 2002, at Teresian House.
The daughter of the late Ulysses Grant and Henrietta Price Clark, she was born November 13, 1908, in Cornwall. She was the widow of Jesse Joseph Grubs who died May 18, 1998.
Mrs. Grubs is survived by a son, Adrian W. Grubs, M.D., and his wife, Shirley, of Guilderland; three granddaughters, Lori Grubs of Houston, Tex., Deanna Grubs Moere of Pocono, Pa., and Robin Grubs Clark of Scottdale, Pa.; and two nephews, Randolph and Stephan Clark. She was predeceased by a sister, Henrietta Clark, and a brother, Homer Clark.
Graveside services and burial will be held Wednesday, September 25, at the Rock Ridge Cemetery in Monticello.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 440 New Karner Rd., Albany, N.Y. 12205.
Rev. Donald Walter
Ret. Minister, 84
The Rev. Donald Wesley Walter of Defuniak Springs, Fla., a retired Methodist minister and former Sullivan County resident, died July 30, 2002, in Destin, Fla. He was 84 years of age.
The son of the late William and Maude Muller Walter, he was born February 3, 1918, in Hawarden, Iowa.
A graduate of Beresford (S.D.) High School and Delhi Agricultural College, he attended Boston University's School of Theology. A veteran of World War II, he served in the Army Air Corps. Rev. Walter had served in the Civilian Conservation Corps and also worked for Arden Farms in Harriman.
During his ministry of 23 years, he served parishes in Callicoon, Grahamsville, in the New York Conference, and Equinunk, Damascus, and Center Moreland Charges in the Wyoming Conference.
In a family statement, it was said, "He greatly enjoyed working with young people in the youth ministry programs and he faithfully visited people in their homes and area hospitals. He loved gardening, reading, walking and caring for animals. He was a kind and generous person and will be greatly missed by family and friends."
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Natalie Eden Walter, at home; four daughters and sons-in-law, Kathleen and Robert Wood of Equinunk, Pa., Mary and Dennis Henkel of Coral Gables, Fla., Deborah and Kerry Nickou of Browning, Mont., and Elizabeth Maude and Paul McShane of Niceville, Fla.; six grandchildren, Denise, Julie, Thomas, Donald, Erin and Kelly; three great-grandchildren, Robert, John and Benjamin; a sister, Veva Lothrop of Sioux Falls, S.D.; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Industry Exec., 58
Paul Rudolph of Middletown, an executive with the Joint Industry Board of Flushing and a 31-year area resident, died Sunday, August 11, 2002, at St. Francis Hospital in Poughkeepsie. He was 58 years of age.
The son of Phyllis Rothman Rudolph and the late Harry Rudolph, he was born July 7, 1944, in Brooklyn. He was the widower of Maureen C. Blance Rudolph.
Mr. Rudolph was a member of Local #3 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers in Flushing.
He is survived by his mother of Middletown; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Donna A. Henry of New Hampton, Maureen C. and John Dineen of Otisville, JoAnne E. and Fred Pierce of Otisville, and Denise A. and William Demetriou of Bloomingburg; a brother, Michael Rudolph of Maryland; seven grandchildren, Dustin Demetriou, Jessica Dineen, Anthony Demetriou, Jonathan Dineen, Michael Henry, Brittany Demetriou and Deanna Demetriou; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Cornelius, Dodd & Connell Funeral Home in Middletown.
Interment was made in the Wallkill Cemetery in Phillipsburg with the Rev. John Warfel officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Guild of St. Margaret Soup Kitchen, c/o Grace Episcopal Church, 12 Depot St., Middletown, N.Y. 10940.
Bus Driver, 59
Fern Schmidlin of Newburgh, a bus driver for George M. Carroll Inc., and a longtime area resident, died Sunday, August 11, 2002, at St. Luke's Hospital in Newburgh. She was 59 years of age.
The daughter of the late Solomon and Muriel Valin Schlipstein, she was born June 26, 1943, in the Bronx.
She is survived by her husband, Robert Schmidlin, at home; two sons, Robert Schmidlin Jr. of New Windsor and William Schmidlin of Suffolk; a daughter, Melissa Hutchens of Monticello; three sisters, Linda Dougherty of New Jersey, Roberta Farino of the state of Florida and Laurie Ann Ott of Wisconsin; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Wednesday at the White & Venuto Funeral Home in Newburgh.
Cremation was made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Mary T. Maffettone of Wurtsboro, a homemaker, died Saturday, August 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 Michael and Angelina L'Annuziatta Bellarosa, she was born October 20, 1916, in Foggia, Italy.
Mrs. Maffettone was a former member of St. Joseph's Church, a member of the Mamakating Senior Citizens and an avid bowler.
She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Ralph J. Maffettone; two sons, Ralph Maffettone and his wife, Hugett, of Toronto, Canada, and Salvatore Maffettone of Angwin, Calif.; three grandchildren, Candace Maffettone, Christopher Kokot and Emmalee Kokot; and a former daughter-in-law, Debbie Kokot.
Cremation was made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 2 Jefferson Plaza, Suite 102, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 12601-4027.
Funeral arrangements were made by the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Wurtsboro.
Mildred "Wish" Wyszynski of Monticello, a homemaker and a longtime area resident, died Sunday, August 11, 2002, at the Horton Medical Center in Middletown. She was 88 years of age.
The daughter of the late Pasquale and Amalia Pelliccia Altruda, she was born March 24, 1914, in Brooklyn. She was the widow of Albert Wyszynski.
Mrs. Wyszynski was a member of the Monticello Senior Citizens and a RSVP volunteer at the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She attended St. Peter's Church in Monticello.
She is survived by two children, Martha and Bob Wyszynski; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Frank Altruda; and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Wednesday at St. Joseph's Church in Wurtsboro with the Rev. Peter Madori officiating.
Burial was made in the Bloomingburg Rural Cemetery in Bloomingburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity to benefit leukemia or emphysema research.
Funeral arrangements were made by the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Wurtsboro.
Walter Madden Sr.
Ret. Bus Driver, 68
Walter L. Madden Sr. of Liberty, a retired bus driver for the Villa Roma Resort in Callicoon and a former longtime Fremont Center resident, died Monday, August 12, 2002, at the Sullivan County Adult Care Center in Liberty. He was 68 years of age.
The son of the late Francis and Elizabeth Conway Madden, he was born August 15, 1933, in Brooklyn. He was the widower of Joan McNamara Madden.
Mr. Madden is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and Paul Hemmer of Jeffersonville, Joan and Tim Evans of Hurleyville and Kathleen and John Evans of Loch Sheldrake; three sons, Walter Madden Jr. of Jeffersonville, James Madden and his wife, Angel, of Buffalo, and Patrick Madden of Newark Valley; a brother and sister-in-law, George and Helen Madden of Brooklyn; 11 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and six nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Francis Madden and two sisters, Collett Madden O'Connell and Valerie Madden.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at St. Francis Church in Youngsville at 11 a.m. on Friday with Father Paul Osborne officiating.
Burial will be made in the Fremont Center Cemetery in Fremont Center.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Family Council of the Sullivan County Adult Care Center, P.O. Box 671, Liberty, N.Y. 12754.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville.
Henrietta Westervelt, a longtime resident of the Town of Cochecton and a homemaker, died August 13, 2002, at the Fishkill Health Center in Beacon. She was 81 years of age.
The daughter of the late Fred and Marie Krollage Ahneman, she was born December 18, 1920, in Jamaica. She was the widow of Stephen Smallbone, who was killed in the Korean War, and also of Willard Westervelt.
Mrs. Westervelt was a member of the Fosterdale United Methodist Church and the First Lutheran Church of Jeffersonville. She was also a life member of the Ladies Auxiliary to the H. Russell Kenyon Post No. 5808, Veterans of Foreign Wars, in Callicoon.
She is survived by two daughters, Ann Krauss of Virginia Beach, Va., and Caroline Halloran of Poughkeepsie; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Services will be held Saturday at the funeral home at 1 p.m. with Pastor Kristen Anderson officiating.
Cremation will be made at the Twin Tiers Crematory in Endicott.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cochecton Volunteer Ambulance Corps or the Lake Huntington Fire Department, both at Lake Huntington, N.Y. 12752.
Margaret Avery, 86
Ret. From Schrade
Margaret Avery of Monticello, a retired employee of Imperial Schrade Knife Factory in Ellenville and a longtime area resident, died Tuesday, August 13, 2002, at her home. She was 86 years of age.
The daughter of the late John and Caroline Regula Felesky, she was born February 23, 1916, in Wimber, Pa. She was the widow of Lester J. Avery.
Mrs. Avery attended the Rock Hill United Methodist Church. She was an avid Yankee fan, a cat lover and enjoyed crocheting.
She is survived by a sister, Madeline Leone of Arizona; a brother-in-law, Felix "Art" Didio; a nephew, Richard Didio; five nieces, Pat Clary of Glendale, Ariz., and Kathy Klein, Debbie Faber, Carolyn "Pokey" Curcio and Cheryl Fejes, all of the Youngstown, Ohio, area; her caregiver, Denise Jakaitis and her surrogate granddaughters, Darci, Laura and Melanie Jakaitis, all of Monticello. She was predeceased by seven siblings and a grand-nephew, Kristopher Faber.
Friends may call at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 195 Broadway, Monticello, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Rock Hill United Methodist Church, 254 Rock Hill Dr., with Pastor Steve Knutsen officiating.
Burial will be made in St. Peter's Cemetery in Monticello.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Rock Hill United Methodist Church, 254 Rock Hill Dr., Rock Hill, N.Y. 12775.
Ret. Cashier, 75
Robert L. Hauschild of Jeffersonville and Newark, N.J. and a retired cashier for the First Union Bank in Newark, N.J., died Wednesday, August 14, 2002, at St. Michael's Hospital in Newark, N.J. He was 75 years of age.
The son of the late Lawrence and Blanche Levy Hauschild, he was born June 8, 1927, in Liberty.
A U.S. Army veteran, Mr. Hauschild was a member of the Emmett Turner American Legion Post #276 in Jeffersonville.
He is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Barbara Hauschild of Jeffersonville; two nephews and their wives, William and Dawn Hauschild and John and Dawn Renee Hauschild, all of Jeffersonville; a grand-niece, Stephanie Hauschild and a grand-nephew, Collin Hauschild.
Friends may call at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville on Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday at the Jeffersonville Lutheran Church with Pastor Kristen Anderson officiating.
Burial will be made in the Jeffersonville Lutheran Cemetery in Jeffersonville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jeffersonville Lutheran Church, Jeffersonville, N.Y. 12748.
Robert H. Mann
Ret. Postal Clerk, 92
Robert H. Mann of Jeffersonville, a retired postal clerk for the United States Postal Service in Jeffersonville, died Wednesday, August 14, 2002, at the Sullivan County Adult Care Center in Liberty. He was 92 years of age.
The son of the late Robert and Elise Holschult Mann, he was born January 11, 1910, in the Bronx.
Mr. Mann was a 67-year member of Delaware Lodge #561, Free and Accepted Masons, in Callicoon; a member of the Jeffersonville Presbyterian Church and a 72-year member and past chief of Protection Hose Co. #1 of the Jeffersonville Fire Department.
He is survived by his wife, Henrietta Schaefer Mann, at home; a daughter, Roberta Gieger of Jeffersonville; three grandchildren, James Gieger, John Gieger and Joy Gorr; three great-grandchildren, Samantha Gorr, Erin Gorr and Derek Gieger; and a great-great-grandson, Tanner Reese Gorr.
Friends may call at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Firematic services will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Friday evening, followed by Masonic services at 8 p.m.
Services will be held at the Jeffersonville Presbyterian Church at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday with Pastor Robert McLeod officiating.
Burial will be made in the Jeffersonville Presbyterian Cemetery in Jeffersonville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jeffersonville Fire Department or to the Jeffersonville Presbyterian Church, both at Jeffersonville, or the Family Council of Sullivan County Adult Care Center, P.O. Box 671, Liberty, N.Y. l2754.
Ellen G. VanDunk
Ellen G. VanDunk of Livingston Manor, a homemaker and a lifelong area resident, died Thursday, August 15, 2002, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 80 years of age.
The daughter of the late James E. and Elizabeth Ellen Collins Perry, she was born October 13, 1921, in Suffern. She was the widow of Samuel VanDunk.
She is survived by four sons and a daughter-in-law, Joseph VanDunk and Rudolph VanDunk, both of Monticello, George VanDunk of Waldoboro, Me., and James and Karen VanDunk of Rock Hill; two daughters and a son-in-law, Coreen and Euridice Goncalves of Monticello and Genevieve Ferguson of New York City; a brother, David Perry; two sisters, Alice Marsh of Pompton Lakes, N.J., and Luella Stryskill of Suffern; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home, 29 Pearl St., Livingston Manor, on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Services will be held at noon on Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. William Collins officiating.
Burial will be made in the Beaverkill Cemetery in Beaverkill.
Sheri Finn of Kauneonga Lake, a self-employed licensed beautician and a six-year area resident, died Tuesday, August 13, 2002, at her home. She was 33 years of age.
The daughter of Daniel Rochester and the late Bernice Coppage Rochester, she was born December 20, 1969, in Brooklyn.
She is survived by her husband of 10 years, Herbert L. Finn, a son, Alexander, 13, and three daughters, Crystal, 16, Cheri, 15 and Briannah, 4, all at home; three brothers, Ronald Bell and Bryon Bell, both of Durham, N.C ., and Darryl Rochester of Brooklyn; a sister, Sheila Williams of Peekskill; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Ramsay's Funeral Home, 3534 Route 55, Kauneonga Lake, on Sunday, from noon to 2 p.m.
Services will be held at the funeral home at 2 p.m. on Sunday with Mr. Kenneth Merriweather officiating.
Burial will be made in the Evergreen Cemetery in Bethel.
Edna Mae Chillik
Ret. RN, 95
Edna Mae Chillik of Hurleyville, a retired registered nurse and a longtime area resident, died Tuesday, August 13, 2002, at her home. She was 95 years of age.
The daughter of the late Silas and Clara Stogie Shumaker, she was born August 6, 1907, in Galion, Ohio.
Mrs. Chillik was retired from the Galion Community Hospital in Galion, Ohio. She was a member of the First United Church of Christ in Galion and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
She is survived by a son, and daughter-in-law, Edward L. and Patricia A. Chillik of Hurleyville; a sister, Marge Neely of Cordon, Iowa; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a daughter, Phyllis Page, and a brother, Paul Shumaker.
Burial will be made in the Hurleyville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Orange-Sullivan Hospice, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Harris Funeral Home in Liberty.