August 27, 2002
Paula Hotaling Zahn,
Paula Hotaling Zahn, age 79 of Port Ewen, NY died Wednesday, August 21, 2002 at Cornwall Hospital. She is survived by two daughters, Elissa L. Zahn, of New Windsor and Beth Zahn Texter and her husband Gary of Bloomingburg.
She was predeceased by three brothers.
Born February 12, 1923 in Port Ewen, NY., she was the daughter of Clarence and Clara Hotaling.
She was married to the late William L. Zahn, who passed away in July 1986.
She was a member of the Saint Johns Episcopal Church in Cornwall, NY.
Funeral and arrangements were made under the direction of Quigley Bros. Funeral Home.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, August 24, at St. Johns Episcopal Church in Cornwall officiated by the Reverend Sr. Jean Campbell, OSH.
Interment was at the Cedar Hill Cemetery, Route 9W, Newburgh, NY.
Contributions may be made to Saint Johns Episcopal Church, 58 Clinton Street, Cornwall, NY 12518.
Ronald K. Conkling,
Employed at Yank Waste Co, 51
Ronald K. Conkling, 51 of Schenectady, died a year ago, August 1, 2001 as the result of a homicide. He worked at Yank Waste Co. in Colonie for several years and was a resident of the area since 1990.
He was the son of the late Willis K. and Margaret Molusky Conkling.
He was born in Middletown and educated in Monticello.
He was survived by his son, Ronald Conkling; two daughters, Christine and Elizabeth Conkling; two sisters, Gail Nielsen of Sparrowbush, and Alice Brasington of Monticello; brother, Gerald Decker of Wurtsboro; 10 grandchildren, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews.
The funeral arrangements and services were held at the Daly Funeral Home in Schenectady.
Interment was at Vale Cemetery in Schenectady.
John L. Miller,
Yard Worker, 30
John L. Miller, a yard worker for Car Crom Corporation in Gainesville, Florida and former resident of Walden, NY died Sunday, August 18, 2002 in Bronson. He was survived by his mother and stepfather, Dolores and Howard Robinson of Bronson, Fla.; brother Steven P. Miller of New York City; sisters, Cindy L. Taylor of Modena and Gail M. Ayers of Bloomingburg; nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
He was predeceased by his father, William Miller.
Born in September 20, 1971 in Newburgh, NY., he was the son of William Miller and Dolores Weaver Robinson.
Funeral and arrangements were made under the direction of Millspaugh Funeral Directors.
Funeral services were held at the Millspaugh Funeral Home in Walden on Monday, August 26, officiated by Reverend James VanHouten.
Interment was at the Wallkill Valley Cemetery in Walden.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of ones choice.
Richard D. Goodgion,
Stone Mason, 86
Richard D. Goodgion, a lifetime area resident and a self-employed stone mason, died on Thursday, August 22, 2002 at the Sullivan County Adult Care Center in Liberty. He was 86.
The son of Clarence and Ethel Houghtaling Goodgion, he was born on February 21, 1916 in South Fallsburg. He was the widower of Marie Hunt Goodgion who died on December 14, 1991.
Mr. Goodgion was a World War II Navy Veteran having served from 1942 to 1945. He was a member of Clarence Hoyt Post #9217 VFW, Liberty and was a member of the Sullivan County Conservation Club.
Survivors include his two sons, Douglas Goodgion and his wife, Carol, of Falls Church, Virginia and Donald Goodgion and his wife Donna of Elizabeth, Pennsylvania; one sister, Charlotte Sloan and her husband Sidney of LaPlata, Maryland; a sister-in-law, Janet Goodgion of Fairfax, Virginia; four grandchildren, Teresa and John Goodgion both of Pennsylvania and Matthew and Damon Goodgion, both of Falls Church, Virginia and two greatgrandchildren, Carley and Ian Goodgion.
Funeral arrangements were made under the direction of Ramsays Funeral Home, 275 S. Main Street in Liberty.
Funeral services were held on Monday, August 26, at Ramsays Funeral Home officiated by the Reverend Gene Smith.
Interment was at the Hurleyville Cemetery with military honors.
Victor A. Rivera,
Employee of the Raleigh Hotel, 58
Victor A. Rivera of Monticello, an employee of the Raleigh Hotel in South Fallsburg, and a longtime resident, died Sunday, August 25, 2002 in the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris.
The son of Aurelio and Maria Alvarez Rivera, he was born February 26, 1944 in Arecibo, Puerto Rico.
Victor was a communicant of St. Peters Church in Monticello.
He was survived by his wife, Maritza Monge Rivera, at home; two sons, Richard and Victor Rivera, both of Middletown; four daughters, Heather Rivera of Middletown; one in Peekskill; and two in Puerto Rico; four brothers, Hector Rivera and his wife Maria of Monticello; Juan Rivera of Monticello; and two in Puerto Rico; three sisters in Puerto Rico; and seven grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were made under the direction of the Harris Funeral Home, West St. at Buckley in Liberty.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 27.
Funeral and interment will be in Puerto Rico on Friday, August 30.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Retired Cashier, 100
Gladys Seals of Liberty, a long-time resident of the area, died Friday, August 23, 2002 at the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 100 years old.
Born in New York City on July 9, 1902 to the late James and Setma Ford Farrell, she was the widow of Warner Seals.
Mrs. Seals was a retired cashier for the Spotless Cleaners in New York City. She was an accomplished saxophone player and belonged to Local 802 Associated Musicians of Greater New York A.F. of M. AFL-CIO and the New Amsterdam Music Society of Harlem.
She is survived only by one nephew, Anthony Zeigler of Georgia, and two nieces, Carol Martin of California and Sondra Creary of Poughkeepsie.
There will be no visitation.
Funeral and arrangements were made under the direction of Ramsays Funeral Home.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Peters RC Church, 264 North Main Street in Liberty on Wednesday, August 28 at 11:45 a.m. with Msgr. Edward Straub officiating.
Interment will be in the Liberty Cemetery in Liberty.
Robert A. Banuat,
Sawmill Owner, 67
Robert A. Banuat, owner of the Robert Banuat Sawmill in Obernburg, died Saturday, August 24. He was 67 years old.
The son of Anthony and Margaret Cross Banuat, he was born January 27, 1935 in Obernburg. He was predeceased by his brother Edward Banuat.
He was a member of St. Marys Roman Catholic Church in Obernburg, the Emmett Turner American Legion Post #276 in Jeffersonville, the North Branch Fire Department and the U.S. Army National Guard.
He was survived by his wife, Rita Lester Banuat and two daughters, Linda and Joan Banuat, all at home; three sisters Jane Keesler of Callicoon Center; Ellen Hunt of Hawley, Pennsylvania; and Mary Nosek of Youngsville; four nieces, two nephews, four great nieces and three great nephews.
Funeral arrangements were made under the direction of Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Callicoon.
Funeral services were held on Monday, August 26, at St. Marys Church in Obernburg officiated by Father Gus Richardson, O.F.M.
Interment was at St. Marys Cemetery in Obernburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Marys Church, Obernburg, NY 12767 or the Hospice of Orange and Sullivan County, 800 Stoneybrook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550.
Retired Waiter, 76
Raymond Drillings, a retired waiter, shop steward, religious coordinator, and rabbi at the former Concord Resort Hotel died Friday, August 23, at his home in Monticello. He was 76 years old.
The son of Jacob and Feige Drillings, he was born April 4, 1926 in Poland. He was set free by Gen. Patton, after spending more than five years in concentration camps during World War II. He was a Holocaust survivor.
He is survived by his wife, Shula Khetena Drillings, whom he married September 8, 1963; two sons, Jay Michael Drillings and his wife, Julie, of Chester and Joey Zvi Drillings and his wife, Shiri, of Woodbourne; three grandchildren, jared Gabriel, Hannah Rose of Chester, and Benjamin Garrett of Woodbourne; and one brother, Irving Drillings and his wife, Arlette, of Florida and their children, Fern Bregman and Gary Drillings.
Funeral arrangements were made under the direction of Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home Inc.
Funeral services were held on Sunday, August 25, at the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home Inc., 186 Broadway in Monticello, officiated by Rabbi Ben Zion Chanowitz.
Interment was in the Landfield Avenue Synagogue Cemetery on Old Thompson Road in Monticello.
Shiva will be observed at the familys home in Monticello until Friday, August 30.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Orange and Sullivan County, 800 Stoneybrook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550 or the Landfield Avenue Synagogue in Monticello, NY 12701.
U.S. Army, 25
Corey Kaminsky, a member of the US Army stationed at Fort Carson, Colorado and formerly of Callicoon Center, died Tuesday, August 20 at Fort Carson, Colorado. He was 25.
He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents Martin and Sylvia Magidson.
The son of Robin Magidson and Carl Kaminsky, he was born on July 29, 1977 in Harris.
Mr. Kaminsky was a member of the St. Georges Church and CYO in Jeffersonville and a former member of the Callicoon Center Fire Department.
He is survived by his parents; wife Jennifer Vincent Kaminsky of Riddle, Oregon and two sons Calvin and Codiack Kaminsky all at home; his surrogate mother Lettie Figueroa of Cochecton; one sister Lisa Figueroa of Cochecton; his paternal grandparents, Philip and Irene Kaminsky of Wantagh, several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral arrangements were made under the direction of Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville.
Services will be held on Saturday, August 31 at St. Georges church in Jeffersonville officiated by Reverend Paul Osborne.
Interment will be at the Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Special Olympics of New York Area 32, 232 Westervelt Road, Cochecton, NY 12726 or to the Sullivan County Catholic Youth Organization, PO Box 1011, Liberty, NY 12754.