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September 13, 2002

Petar Zgrda
Butcher, 56

Petar Zgrda of White Lake, a butcher for the Forrest Pork Store in Ridgewood, Queens, died at his home on Sunday, September 8, 2002. He was 56 years of age.
The son of the late Peter and Anna Pascu Zgrda, he was born September 26, 1945, in Yugoslavia.
He is survived by his wife, Mariora Zurz Zgrda, at home; two daughters, Suzana Zgrda of Honesdale, Pa., and Florika Dima and her husband, Catalin, of Jeffersonville; three sisters, Sofia Lukic of Ozone Park, Elizabeth Stefan of Windsor, Canada, and Simziana Gruescu of Yugoslavia; and six grandchildren, Justin and Jonathan Quiles, Christian, Angela and John Petar Dima and Joseph Bisceglie.
Services were held at the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Kauneonga Lake on Wednesday with the Rev. Father Dimitrie Musta officiating.
Burial was made in the Evergreen Cemetery in Bethel.

Solomon Rothstein
Ret. Electrician, 86

Solomon Joseph Rothstein of Mountaindale, a retired self-employed electrician and a longtime area resident, died Monday, September 9, 2002, at the Westside Regional Hospital in Plantation, Fla. He was 86 years of age.
The son of the late Morris and Sarah Rothstein, he was born September 11, 1915, in Kansas City, Mo.
Mr. Rothstein was a member of the Mountaindale Synagogue and the Mountaindale Fire Department.
He is survived by his wife, Bertha Goldress Rothstein, at home; a son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Caryn Rothstein of Plantation, Fla.; a sister, Ann Proyect of Woodridge; and two grandchildren, Alec and Dylan Rothstein.
Services were held Tuesday at the Mountaindale Synagogue.
Burial was made in the Mountaindale Synagogue Cemetery in Glen Wild.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello.

George Churak, 89
Ret. Co-op Employee

George Gregory Churak of South Fallsburg, a retired employee of the Inter County Farmers Co-op in Woodridge and a 45-year area resident, died Tuesday, September 10, 2002, at his home. He was 89 years of age.
The son of the late Redor and Matrona Ariniak Churak, he was born November 12, 1912, in Babroysk Minsk, Russia. He was the widower of Olga Semenkowich Churak.
He was a member of the Luna Organization.
Mr. Churak is survived by a daughter, Georgiana Olga Churak, two sons, Gregory George Churak and Theodore William Churak and his wife, Kathleen, and two granddaughters, Tamara Marie and Tabitha Lynn Churak, all of South Fallsburg.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday at the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home, 396 Main St., Woodbourne with the Rev. Nikolai Babistchouk officiating.
Private interment of the cremains will be made at the Luna Cemetery in Rock Hill.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan County, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.

Ethel T. Culver
Ret. Teacher, 91

Ethel T. Schaeffer Culver of Wurtsboro, a retired kindergarten teacher for the Monticello Central School District, died Wednesday, September 11, 2002 at The Friendly Home in Rochester. She was 91 years of age.
The daughter of the late Ella Richardson Thompson and Ernest and Marion Thompson, she was born September 21, 1910, in North Tonawanda. She was the widow of F.P. Schaeffer and N.P. Culver.
Mrs. Culver was a member of the Community Church of Wurtsboro where she was involved with the Helping Hands, playing the organ and singing in the choir.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Norma and William Granger of Honeoye; a brother, Roy Thompson of West Falls; eight grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, William Schaeffer, and two brothers, Thorold "Tom" Thompson and Stirling Thompson.
Friends may call at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 111 Sullivan St., Wurtsboro, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Community Chruch of Wurtsboro, Sullivan St., Wurtsboro, with the Rev. Robert Schwander officiating.
Burial will be made in Sylvan Cemetery in Wurtsboro.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Church of Wurtsboro, P.O. Box 487, Wurtsboro, N.Y. 12790.

Florence Kanter
Ret. Teacher, 97

Florence G. Kanter of Orlando, Fla., a former resident of Summitville and a retired school teacher, died September 4, 2002, in Orlando, Fla. She was 97 years of age.
The daughter of the late Joseph and Jessie Goldstein Epstein, she was born in New York City in 1905. She was the widow of Elliot H. Kanter.
Mrs. Kanter was a member of Hadassah and the Embroiders Guild of America.
She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Charles E. and Corrine Kanter of Marathon, Fla., and Robert J. and Lynn Kanter of East Hampton; a daughter and son-in-law, Lillian F. and John Rollison of Waymart, Pa.; a sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Leo Lichten of Longwood, Fla.; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Graveside services and burial were held in the Ezrath Israel Cemetery in Wawarsing on Friday with Rabbi Moshe Frank officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice or to the charity of one's choice.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Ellenville.

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