September 27, 2002
R. Myron Knight II
Ret. Farmer/Logger, 80
Richard Myron Knight II of Hancock, a retired dairy farmer and logger, died Sunday, September 22, 2002, at the Delaware Valley Hospital in Walton. He was 80 years of age.
The son of the late Howard Garfield and Frances Emma Oakey Knight, he was born December 30, 1921, in Stockport outside of Hancock.
Mr. Knight was a veteran of the Army Air Force, serving from 1942 to 1946. He was named New York State Tree Farmer of the Year in 1983. He had been a member and past president of the Delaware Valley Central School Board of Education, serving for 10 years, and also served on the Upper Delaware Council.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Ada Ray Knight, at home; a son, Harry Knight of Bosnia-Herzogovina; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Kyle and Walter Haynes of Warrensburg, Mary and Joseph Brower of the Town of Guilford and Laura Knight of Clifton Park; seven grandchildren, Alyssa and Andrew Haynes and Abby Ray Knight, Joe Jr. and Traci, Margaret and Natasha Brower; two sisters, June Whiting of French Woods and Loie Knight of Hancock; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Henderson-Biedekapp Funeral Chapel in Hancock on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m.
Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the chapel with the Rev. Jack Polin, pastor of the Hankins United Methodist Church, officiating.
Burial will be made in the Stockport Cemetery, located on the Pennsylvania side of Stockport.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hancock Rescue Squad or to the Hancock Fire Department, both at Hancock, N.Y. 13783.
Jane E. Bryan
Jane E. Bryan, a 15-year resident of Zephyrhills, Fla., a homemaker and former teacher of music in the Youngsville and White Sulphur Springs schools, died Sunday, September 22, 2002, at her home. She was 77 years of age.
She was born December 14, 1924.
Mrs. Bryan is survived by her husband, Victor Bryan, at home; two daughters, Constance Simoneau of Camillus and Lucille Bryan of Brocton; two sons, Wayne Bryan of Conesus and Lynn Bryan of Portland, N.Y.; and five granddaughters.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Ret. Bank Mgr., 66
Mardelle L. Hasbrouck of Hurleyville, a lifelong area resident and a retired bank manager for Fleet Bank in Grahamsville, died Sunday, September 22, 2002, in Hurleyville. She was 66 years of age.
The daughter of the late Allan and Lillian Eichenauer Reich, she was born March 7, 1936, in Liberty.
Mrs. Hasbrouck was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Liberty.
She is survived by four daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Michael Knack of Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Md., Nancy and James McCarthy of Brooklyn Park, Minn., Patti and Charles Green of Liberty and Judie and Tom DuPlessis of Hurleyville; a brother, Robert Reich of Modesto, Calif.; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Joan Cron.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Liberty with the Rev. Audrey Pedersen officiating.
Burial will be made in Laurel Hill Cemetery in White Sulphur Springs.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Liberty,
Elem. Teacher, 57
Kathryn "Kitty" Fosler of Liberty, a 30-year area resident and a teacher at the Liberty Elementary School in Liberty, died on Sunday, September 22, 2002, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 57 years of age.
The daughter of the late John E. Jr. and Mary Rumbaugh Elliott, she was born February 26, 1945, in Pittsburgh, Pa. She was the widow of Richard H. Fosler who died May 10, 1998.
A member of the Liberty United Methodist Church and the Liberty Faculty Association, Mrs. Fosler was the recipient of the 2002 Outstanding Educator from the Sullivan County School Boards Association.
Mrs. Fosler is survived by three children, John Eric Fosler-Lussier of Hillsborough, N.J., Peter Elliott Fosler and his wife, Danielle of Reston, Va., and Jessica Lynn Fosler of Kirkland, Wash; a brother, John Rumbaugh Elliott of St. Charles, Ill; and a grandson, Elliott Richard Fosler-Lussier.
Services were held Wednesday at the Liberty United Methodist Church in Liberty with the Rev. Francis Waite officiating.
Burial was made in the Laurel Hill Cemetery in White Sulphur Springs.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Kathryn Fosler Memorial Fund, c/o Liberty Elementary School, N. Main St., Liberty, N.Y. 12754.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Liberty.
for Edwin Chardavoyne
Graveside services and burial of Edwin Samuel Chardavoyne, formerly of Liberty, will be held at the Warwick Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Former Instructor, 49
Christine Nancy Marden of Woodridge, a former racquetball instructor for Kutsher's Country Club and a longtime area resident, died Monday, September 23, 2002, in Sackett Lake. She was 49 years of age.
The daughter of the late Alfred and Elizabeth Hedges Kochlin, she was born October 20, 1952, in Riverhead.
In a family statement, it was said, "Christine was a loving mother, a great sister and a dear friend to all. She touched all of our lives in her own special way. We will remember her and miss her always. She made us laugh every moment we shared with her."
She is survived by a son, Neil Marden of Monticello; a daughter, Christina N. Marden of Bloomingburg; a brother, William Kochlin of Washington, N.C.; two sisters, Annette Stefanuk of Monticello and Elizabeth Nagorski of Washington, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 195 Broadway, Monticello with the Rev. Robert H. Pinto officiating.
Cremation was made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 159 Green St., Kingston, N.Y. 12401 or to the charity of one's choice.
George R. Schuppel
Dairy Farmer, 79
George R. Schuppel of Liberty, a 16-year area resident and a dairy farmer, died Tuesday, September 24, 2002, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 79 years of age
The son of the late Rolland and Elizabeth Kinkel Schuppel, he was born May 24, 1923, in Brooklyn.
Mr. Schuppel was a member and trustee of the First Presbyterian Church in Liberty, the Schoharie County Farm Bureau, a former member of the Carlisle Fire Company and a former Town of Carlisle assessor.
He is survived by his wife, Anna Mae Kotouch Schuppel, at home; five sons and four daughters-in-law, William L. Schuppel of San Jose, Calif., Peter G. and Janie Schuppel of Cashion, Okla., John C. and Beverly Schuppel of Deltona, Fla., Joseph A. and Kathleen Schuppel of Waldorf, Md., and Daniel C.L. and Susan Schuppel of Sharon Springs; a daughter, Kathleen E. Aker of Sharon Springs; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Joan and Leon Carmen of Stuart, Fla., and Emily and Edward Koch of Niskayuna; 13 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Thomas E. Schuppel who died in 1998, and a grandson, John E. Schuppel.
Friends may call at the Harris Funeral Home, West St. at Buckley, Liberty, on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church, So. Main St., Liberty, with the Rev. Robert Hoag officiating.
Burial will be made in the Laurel Hill Cemetery in White Sulphur Springs.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Clarence Hoyt Post No. 9217, VFW, Liberty, N.Y. 12754.
Ralph B. House
Air Force Retiree, 64
Ralph B. House, a 26-year resident of Alamogordo, N. Mex., a Chief Master Sgt. in the United States Air Force with 23 years service, died Monday, September 16, 2002, at his home. He was 64 years of age.
The son of the late Archibald B. and Grace Newkirk House, he was born September 3, 1938, in Middletown.
Mr. House was a member of the Westminister Presbyterian Church, E-9 Chiefs, a retired lifetime member of the National Rifle Association, a member of the Air Force Association, and the Hi Power Rifle Shooting Team, during active duty, achieving the grade, Expert Sharpshooter.
In a family statement, it was said, "Ralph was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He loved fly fishing, woodworking, target shooting and exploring this country with his wife, Milly. Above all, Ralph loved the Lord. Anyone who knew Ralph, knew of his sly humor, his depth of knowledge in many, many things, and the love he had for his family. He also had a deep respect for the preservation of God's creations on earth."
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Mildred C. "Milly" House, at home; a son and daughter-in-law, Ken and Sonya House of Fort Collins, Colo.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Lori and Terry Davidson and Joni and Bob Roche, all of Colorado Springs, Colo; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Eilleen and Sammy Siegel of Wurtsboro, and Shirley and Art Grebeldinger of Otisville; and four grandchildren, Christina House, Amy House, Matthew Roche and Kara Roche.
Private services were held September 21 at the Westminster Presbyterian Church with Pastor Rick Steele officiating, followed by cremation.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Building Fund of Westminster Presbyterian Church.