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August 23. 2002

Memorial Mass
for Maria Baumgartner

A Memorial Mass will be offered at 9 a.m. on Friday, August 30, 2002, at Holy Cross Church in Callicoon for Maria Baumgartner, mother of Helen Gaschler of Callicoon, who passed away recently. Burial was made in New Jersey.
Breakfast will be served at the Callicoon Depot following the Mass.

Frank J. Luther
Ret. Crane Insp., 93

Frank J. Luther of Roscoe, a retired crane inspector for Bethlehem Steel Company in Bethlehem, Pa., died Saturday, August 17, 2002, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 93 years of age.
The son of the late Frank and Katherine Czipot Luther, he was born January 2, 1909, in Austria-Hungary. He was the widower of Helen Kertsmar Luther.
While living in Bethlehem, Pa., he was a member of MORA Club, a member of St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church and a lay minister of the parish, all in Bethlehem. Pa.
He is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Bernard Bonforte of Livingston Manor, Alexandra and Mehoi Razavi of Pepper Pike, Ohio, and Frances and Alan Poe of Port Jervis; eight grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; two nieces and a nephew.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Wednesday at the Gate of Heaven Church in Roscoe with the Rev. William Collins officiating.
Burial was made in the Holy Saviour Cemetery in Bethlehem, Pa.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Roscoe Community Nursing Home, c/o Residents' Christmas Fund, 420 Rockland Road, Roscoe, N.Y. 12776.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Harris Funeral Home in Roscoe.

Stephen Sosnowski
Ret. Financial Analyst, 75

Stephen J. Sosnowski of Woodbourne and Pembroke Pines, Fla., a retired financial analyst for IBM in San Jose, Calif., died Sunday, August 18, 2002, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 75 years of age.
The son of the late Stephen and Josephine Sadowski Sosnowski, he was born September 17, 1926, in Cliffside Park, N.J. He was the widower of Jean Sosnowski who died in 1999.
A World War II veteran of the U.S. Army, he had been a member of the American Legion in San Jose, Calif.
He is survived by his wife, L. Marie Vergis, at home; a son, Steven Sosnowski of San Jose, Calif.; three daughters and sons-in-law, Lucia and Mark Kaplan of Washingtonville, Calif., Catherine and Terry Hepner of Eagle, Idaho, and Betty and Jerry Clark of San Jose, Calif.; a step-son, William Vergis, and a step-daughter, Kathy Lowery and her husband, Robert, all of Pembroke Pines, Fla.; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Charles and Irene M. Sosnowski of Woodbourne and Edward J. and Lavonne Sosnowski of Visalia, Calif.; two sisters, Jane M. Koski and her companion, William Bruni, of Cliffside Park, N.J., and Helen Conrad and her husband, William, of Woodbourne; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Sosnowski of Woodbourne; and several grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Felix Sosnowski who died in 2000.
Funeral services were held Thursday at the Harris Funeral Home in Liberty with the Rev. Timothy S. Wiggins officiating.
Entombment was made in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Salinas, Calif.

Donald R. Cox, 80
Ret. Plumbing Instr.

Donald Robert Cox of White Sulphur Springs, a lifelong area resident and a retired plumbing instructor at the Woodbourne Correctional Facility, died Sunday, August 18, 2002, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 80 years of age.
The son of the late Robert A. and Mae Beseth Cox, he was born January 16, 1922, in Liberty.
A 1942 graduate of Liberty High School, he enlisted in the United States Coast Guard, serving from 1942-1945 aboard the USS Cepheus. He participated in the invasion of Southern France and the invasion of Okinawa. Mr. Cox was a member of the Clarence Hoyt Post #9217, Veterans of Foreign Wars, in Liberty.
An active member of his community, Mr. Cox was a 56-year member of the White Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church, a 63-year member of the White Sulphur Springs Fire Department, a member of the Buckhorn Hunting Camp in Willowemoc, and a member of the White Sulphur Springs Senior Citizens.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Dorothy Hogencamp Cox; two daughters and sons-in-law, Donna Marie and Dennis Day of White Sulphur Springs, and Darlene and Joel Goldberg of Liberty; and two grandsons, Darin and Devin Day, both of White Sulphur Springs. He was predeceased by a sister, Marilyn Cole.
Services were held at the White Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church on Wednesday with the Rev. Bridgette LeConey officiating.
Burial, with military honors, was made in the Laurel Hill Cemetery in White Sulphur Springs.
Memorial contributions will be made to the White Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church or the White Sulphur Springs Fire Department, both at White Sulphur Springs, N.Y. 12787.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Liberty.

Marion Virgilio
Homemaker, 82

Marion Virgilio of Woodbourne, a homemaker and a lifelong area resident, died Friday, August 16, 2002, at her home. She was 82 years of age.
The daughter of the late Kenneth and Ethel King Hallock, she was born January 1, 1920.
She is survived by her longtime companion, Robert Mann Sr., at home; a brother, Kenneth Hallock of Pennsylvania; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Tuesday at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Monticello.
Burial was made in the Hurleyville Cemetery in Hurleyville.

Raymond Quinlass
Ret. Supervisor, 80

Raymond A. Quinlass of Swan Lake, a retired supervisor for Sand Hogs Union Local #147 in New York City, died Monday, August 19, 2002, at the Orange County Infirmary in Goshen. He was 80 years of age.
The son of the late Lawrence and Elsie Gravlen Quinlisk, he was born July 18, 1922, in Bridgeport, Conn.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth Keeler Quinlass, at home; two sons, Ray Quinlass of Monticello and Michael Quinlass and his wife, Kathy, of Youngsville; two daughters, Cheryl Covart of Pine Bush and Brigette Quinlass, at home; six grandchildren, Lisa Sauer of Cochecton, Timmy Covart of Saylorsburg, Pa., Jennifer and Kaitlyn Quinlass of Youngsville, Dana Quinlass of Cochecton and Adam Quinlass of Lake Huntington; seven great-grandchildren, Meagan, Austin and Cassidy Sauer, Morgan, Tim and Connor Covart and Alexis Quinlass.
There will be no services.
Cremation was private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jeffersonville Volunteer First Aid Squad, Jeffersonville, N.Y. 12748.
Arrangments were made by the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville.

Gladys L. Kaufman,
Retired Driver, 82

Gladys L. Kaufman of Liberty and South Fallsburg, a retired school bus driver for Liberty Central School and a longtime area resident, died Tuesday, August 20 at Lourdes Hospital in Binghamton after a long illness. She was 82 years of age and had been a resident of River Mead Health Care Nursing Home in Binghamton for the past 15 months.
The daughter of Henry Edwin Barrows and Flossie Viola Martin, she was born in Johnson City and given the name Gladys Loretta Barrows at birth. She was predeceased by her first husband, William B. Meredith of Liberty, and her second husband, John D. Kaufman, of Altoona, Pa.
She was an active volunteer for the Sullivan County RSVP Senior Volunteers, the American Cancer Society, the AIDS Task Force of Sullivan County, Hospice of Sullivan County, and many other charitable organizations. She was a past member of the Calico Geese Quilting Club.
She also worked in food service, in her own business and as head cook at several camps in Sullivan County.
She is survived by a sister, Bethyl A. Sheable of Liberty; six children, Rebecca M. Liddell of Downsville, William B. Meredith of Binghamton, Kevin I. Meredith of Oneonta, Reginald O. Meredith of Liberty, Loretta Meredith of South Fallsburg, and John D. Kaufman, Jr. of Virginia Beach, Va.; five grandchildren, Rhoda, Tammy, Kevin, Bronson, and Libby, and five great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews, daughters-in-law, and extended family and friends. She was predeceased by her parents and her stepfather Elmer M. Kyrk of Liberty, as well as a brother, Frank E. Barrows of Vestal, and sisters Marie A. Kyrk of Johnson City, and Dorothy M. Fargo of Livingston Manor.
Visitation is on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 and on Saturday from 10-11 a.m. at the Harris Funeral Home, West Street at Buckley, in Liberty. Services will be on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. The Rev. Bridgette LeConey will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice or to any of the above agencies or organizations.

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