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August 30, 2002

Henry R. Crawford, Sr.,
Sparky’s Barber Shop Owner, 70

Henry R. “Hank Yatabo” Crawford, Sr., a barber and owner of Sparky’s Barber Shop in Buchanan, and a longtime resident of the area, died August 25, in Buchanan. He was 70.
Born, March 31, 1932 in Peekskill, he was the son of John Crawford and Claire Kall Crawford.
He was a Navy veteran, a barber at Lloyd’s Barber Shop in Middletown, and a former owner of Henry’s Barber Shop in Lake Mohegan.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley mann Crawford at home; ten children, Jill Crawford of Pine Bush, Henry Crawford Jr. of Otisville, Sharon Crawford of Middletown, Claire Bruning of Plattekill, James Crawford of Montgomery, Jane DeCarlo of Walden, Robert Crawford of Pine Bush, Kelly Crawford of Middletown, Teara DiMarco of Bloomingburg, Christopher Crawford of Middletown; two brothers, John “Sparky” Crawford of Buchanan, and Thomas “Tucker” Crawford of Verplank; two sisters, Adele Matthews of Peekskill, and Joan Veletto of Cold Spring; 14 grandchildren; one great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by one brother Joseph Crawford.
Arrangements were made by the William M. Gagan Funeral Home, 1525 Burlington Road, Pine Bush, NY.
A funeral Mass was held at the Infant Saviour Church in Pine Bush with Father Alfred Gallant officiating.
Interment was at the New Prospect Cemetery in Pine Bush.

Deanna Shore Kadan,
Owner-Silver Depot, 64

Deanna Shore Kadan, owner of the Silver Depot in the Dutchess Mall Vendors Outlet, former manager of the Greenfield Park Flea Market and the founder of Mrs. Dees Ideal Spices and a lifetime area resident, died on Tuesday, August 27, after a long courageous battle with breast cancer. She was 64.
Born December 30, 1937 in Ellenville, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Myrna Shore in Ellenville and Margate, Florida.
She is survived by her loving husband, Alvin Kadan at home in Woodbourne; her daughter, Janice Kadan of Woodbourne; her son, Steven and his wife, Lisa Saltzman Kadan, of Flushing; and one grandson, Benjamin; and her loving mother-in-law, Betty Kadan.
Funeral arrangements were made by Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home Inc., Ellenville.
Funeral services were conducted at the Congregation Anshe Tzaydik Synagogue in Ellenville, officiated by Rabbi marvin Goldman.
Interment took place at the Anshe Tzaydik Synagogue Cemetery in Wawarsing.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, PO Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309.

Thelma Thailer,
Admin. Assist., 87

Thelma “Toby” Thailer, a former administrative assistant at the Catskill Regional Medical Center and a former office manager of the medical practice of Dr. Roth and Dr. Schwalb in Liberty, and longtime area resident, died Wednesday, August 28 in Wellstar Community Hospice in Austell, GA. She was 87.
Born April 2, 1914 in the Bronx, she was the daughter of Robert and Dora Weinberg Bader.
She was predeceased in 1976 by her husband, Julius Thailer.
She is survived by her two daughters, Paula and her husband, Dan Yeager of Liberty and Suzanne and her husband, Warren Lipson, of Georgia; her grandchildren, Russ and Helene Gelberg, Mandy and Bradley Gillam, Adam and Erica Farber, Darren and jonalyn Farber, Michael Farber, Jay Farber, Robert and Michelle Yeager and Carlos Hooker; great-grandchildren, Zachary, Matthew, Jessica, Madeline, Emma, Natalie, Joey, Julian, Adam, and Brian; and her brothers, Irving and Arthur.
Funeral arrangements were made by Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home Inc., Ellenville.
Funeral services will be held Friday, August 30, at 11 a.m., at the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home Inc., 186 Broadway in Monticello. Rabbi Irwin Tannenbaum will officiate.
Interment will be at the Temple Sholom Cemetery in Monticello.
Shiva will be observed at the Yeager home in Liberty.

Margaret M. Kearney,
Retired Sales Mgr., 94

Margaret M. “Mae” Kearney, a retired sales manager for Alexander’s in the Bronx, and a 24-year resident of the area, died Tuesday, August 27, in St. Luke’s Hospital in Newburgh. She was 94.
Born May 10, 1908 in Dublin, Ireland, she was the daughter of the late Bernard Robinson and Margaret O’Shaunessy Robinson.
She was married to the late William F. Kearney and was a member of St. Patrick’s Church in Highland Mills, New York.
She is survived by her two daughters, Irene Khitikian of Chester, Charlotte Denega and her husband, Richard, of Highland Mills; seven grandchildren, William J. Khitikian of Boyton Beach Florida, Sean B. Khitikian of Bloomingburg, Tara L. Curtin-Clarke of Middletown, Erik A. Denega of Chester, Danielle M. Denega of NYC, Mark and Matthew Denega of Highland Mills; two great-grandchildren, Andrew S. Curtin of Bloomingburg and Alyssa T. Curtin of Boyton Beach Florida; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were made by Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush Inc., Funeral Home, Monroe.
Friends may call Friday, August 30 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush Inc., Funeral Home, 117 Maple Avenue in Monroe.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, August 30 at the St. Patrick’s Church, Rte. 32, Highland Mills, New York. The Reverend Thomas Njarackel will officiate.
Interment will be in the Gate of heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne.
Contributions may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, One St. Jude Place Building, PO Box 1000, Department 300, Memphis, TN 38148.

Mary G. Laraia,
Homemaker, 88

Mary “Mae” G. Laraia of Narrowsburg, a homemaker and resident of the area since 1964, died Wednesday, August 28 at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale, Pa. She was 88.
The daughter of John and Mary Kenny Brady, she was born December 30, 1913 in New York, NY. She was married to the late Martin Laraia who passed away in 1991.
Mrs. Laraia was a member of the St. Francis Roman Catholic Church and its Rosary Society in Narrowsburg and a member of the Tusten Senior Citizens.
Survivors include two children: Martin Laraia of Bethpage, and Irene Rueckel of Charlotte, NC; two sisters: Alice Scappatura of Phoenix, AZ and Harriet Brady of Summit, NJ; fifteen grandchildren and twenty-one great grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by four sons: George M., James A., William J., and John (Jay) D.
Visitation will be held on Friday, August 30 from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. at Rasmussen Sons Inc. Funeral Home in Narrowsburg. A wake service will be held at 8 p.m. Friday evening.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, August 31, at 11 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church, Narrowsburg. The Rev. Thomas Jones will officiate.
Burial will be at the St. Francis Cemetery, Narrowsburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church, Narrowsburg, NY 12764.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Ramussen Sons Inc. Funeral Home, Narrowsburg, NY.

Marilyn Joan Phillips,
Callicoon Saloon and Beanery co-owner, 54

Marilyn Joan “Lyn” Phillips, a co-owner of the Callicoon Saloon and Beanery and a 30-year resident of Abrahamsville, Pennsylvania, died, Sunday, August 25.
Born June 10, 1948 in Hackensack, New Jersey, she was the daughter of Josephine Powers Stress and the late Charles Stress.
She was a member of the Callicoon Business Association.
Survivors include her husband, Randy Phillips, at home; her mother, Josephine Powers Stress, of California; one sister, Patricia Melton and her husband, Franklin, of Malibu Ca-lifornia; her mother-in-law, Jean Phillips, of Kent, Ohio; her sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Kate Phillips and Tom Tercek, of Kent, Ohio and a niece, Leah Kidney, of Ohio.
She was predeceased by a brother, Tom Stress, and her father, Charles Stress.
There will be no visitation.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, September 1 at the Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church on Route 97 in Callicoon at 3:30 p.m.
Interment will be at the Twin Tiers Crematory in Endicott, New York.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Callicoon Creek Park Project, Callicoon, NY 12723.

Paul P. Riordan,
Bank of NY Worker, 76

Paul P. Riordan died suddenly on Sunday, August 25, 2002. He was a 50 year resident of Smallwood. He was 76.
Born, June 8, 1926 in Astoria, Queens, He was predeceased by his parents John and Hilda(Aalto) Riordan.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII and a retired bus driver of the New York City Transit Authority. He worked for the Bank of NY in Manhattan and volunteered for 36 years at the Cardinal Hayes Center. He was a certified coach with the “Special Olympics.”
Mr. Riordan is survived by his wife, Mary T. Maher, whom he married on May 16, 1953 at the Assention Church in New York City; a daughter France Riordan and a brother John riordan, all of the Bronx.
Funeral arrangements were made under the direction of Schuyler Hill Funeral Home, 3535 E. Tremont Avenue, Bronx, New York.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Wednesday, August 28 at the St. Ann’s Church in the Bronx.
Interment was at the St. Raymond Cemetery, also in the Bronx.

Raymond T. Sheeley,
Retired Engineer, 84

Raymond T. Sheeley, a retired operating engineer with Local 825, Newburgh, and lifetime resident of Rock Hill, died Sunday, August 25, at his home. He was 84.
The son of the late Benjamin and Lilah Knickerbocker Sheeley, he was born on September 12, 1917.
He was a WWII Navy veteran and a charter member of the Rock Hill Fire Department. He was a member of the Bailey Richmond VFW Post 9588 in Monticello and of the Monticello Grange.
He was predeceased by his wife, Avasta Decker Sheeley and four brothers, Arnold, Lesley, Clarence and Kenneth Sheeley.
Survivors include his son, Denis Raymond Sheeley Sr. and his wife, Dolores of Rock Hill; one granddaughter, Denise Renae VanKeuren and family of Monticello; one grandson, Denis Raymond Sheeley Jr. and family of Rock Hill; three great-grandchildren; four sisters, Ruth Shack of Monticello, Anna Gardner of Fishkill, Eleanor O’Rourke of Bethel and Martha Johnson of Monticello and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were made under the direction of Ramsay’s Funeral Home, 55 St. John Street, Monticello.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, August 28, at Ramsay’s Funeral Home officiated by the Reverend Roy Shaffer.
Interment was at the Rock Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of the Nazarene, Katrina Falls Road, Rock Hill, NY 12775.

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