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October 1, 2002

Clara G.M. Vandivier
Ret. Katz Employee

Clara G. Goodman Morgan Vandivier of Ft. Myers and Lehigh Acres, Fla., died Tuesday, September 24, 2002. She was the widow of Ronal G. Morgan who died in 1987.
Mrs. Vandivier retired from Katz Underwear Co. in Honesdale, Pa., as a floor lady with 35 years of service. An honorary member of the Alert Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary, she was a former 60-year member of the First Baptist Church of Honesdale, Pa. Mrs. Vandivier is now a member of the United Methodist Church in Tice, Fla.
She is survived by two daughters, Beverley Morgan Meckle of Narrowsburg and Judy Morgan Reed of Pinellas Park, Fla.; a stepdaughter, Margery Morgan Mather of Vestal; a son, Michael Morgan of Cullowee, N.C., a stepson, Larry Vandivier of Lehigh Acres, Fla.; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Jean Scott of Ft. Myers, Fla., and Edna Simmons of Mocksville, N.C. Two brothers, Walter Goodman and Earl Goodman, and a sister, Liddie Smith, preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday at the Hessling Funeral Home, 428 Main St., Honesdale, Pa., with the Rev. Paul Hagedorne of the Lutheran Church in Narrowsburg officiating.
Interment will be made in the Glen Cove Cemetery in Narrowsburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Florida Suncoast, 300 East Bay Dr., Largo, Fla. 33770.

Gertrude S. Kogon
Ret. Teacher, 90

Gertrude Scheinman Kogon of Boca Raton, Fla., died Monday, September 30, 2002, in West Boca Medical Center in Florida, from heart failure. She was 90 years of age.
The daughter of the late Morris and Anna Scheinman, she was born in the village of Mozyr Dyello, Russia, on December 26, 1911.
Mrs. Kogon grew up in Greenfield Park and spent most of her adult life in Queens. She was a teacher in the New York City School System prior to her retirement.
She was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the New York State Retired Teacher's Association, the University Club of the City of New York and Congregation B'nai Israel of Woodbourne.
Mrs. Kogon is survived by a sister, Sonya Weiss of Boca Raton, Fla.; two nephews and their wives, Robert and Karla Scheinman of Woodbourne and Steven and Deborah Knuth Scheinman of Hamilton; a niece, Ava Kemman and her husband, Bruce, of Morristown, N.J.; a grand-nephew, Edward Scheinman; three grand-nieces, Sara, Lisa and Jane Scheinman; and numerous extended family members with whom she maintained a close and loving relationship. She was predeceased by a brother, Louis B. Scheinman.
Following a memorial service at Century Village West Synagogue in Boca Raton, funeral services were held Wednesday at the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Woodbourne with Rabbi Irving Goodman officiating.
Interment was made in Congregation B'nai Israel Cemetery in Glen Wild.
Memorial contributions may be made to Congregation B'nai Israel, P.O. Box 262, Woodbourne, N.Y. 12788.

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