October 18, 2002
Iva A. Miller
Ret. Nurses' Aide, 82
Iva A. Miller of Damascus, Pa., (Abrahamsville) a retired nurses' aide for the Grover Hermann Hospital in Callicoon and a lifelong area resident, died Tuesday, October 15, 2002, at the Wayne Woodlands Manor in Waymart, Pa. She was 82 years of age.
The daughter of the late Winfield and Daisy Wilcox Miller, she was born March 2, 1920, in Abrahamsville, Pa.
Miss Miller attended the Abrahamsville United Methodist Church.
She is survived by two step-sisters, Lucy Olver of New Jersey and Vera Davis of Honesdale, Pa.; a step-brother, Russell Keesler of Damascus, Pa.; two sisters-in-law, Mary Miller and Lois Keesler, both of Damascus, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, Nelson Miller and Donald Keesler.
A memorial service will be held at the Abrahamsville United Methodist Church at a time and date to be announced. Burial of the cremains will be made at the Hillcrest Cemetery in Galilee, Pa., at that time. The Rev. George Gallandorn will officiate.
Cremation will be made at the Twin Tiers Crematory in Endicott.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Abrahamsville United Methodist Church, or to the Damascus Volunteer Ambulance Corps, both at Damascus, Pa., 18415; the Callicoon Fire Department, Callicoon, N.Y. 12723 or to the Equinunk Fire Department, Equinunk, Pa., 18417.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Rasmussen Sons Funeral Home in Narrowsburg.
Ret. Postmaster, 87
Margaret "Marge" Ratcliff of Loch Sheldrake, a retired postmaster for the Divine Corners Post Office, died Monday, October 14, 2002, at her home. She was 87 years of age.
The daughter of the late Fred and Lizzie Turner Cole, she was born February 8, 1915, in Divine Corners. She was the widow of William Ratcliff who died in 1997.
Mrs. Ratcliff was a former secretary and president of the Hurleyville Cemetery Association, a member of the Hurleyville United Methodist Church and a member of the Tri-Valley Senior Citizens.
She is survived by nine nieces and nephews, Eileen Hewlett and her husband, Clifford, of Loch Sheldrake, Virginia Tobey of Port Ewen, Carolyn Eltz of Eutawville, S.C., Vincent Eltz and his wife, Kay, of Woodstock, Ga., Arthur Cole and his wife, Pat, of Hurleyville, Robert Cole of Hurleyville, William Cole of Smithfield, N.C., Clinton Eltz of Smithfield, N.C., and Clifford Eltz and his wife, Lois, of Beach Lake, Pa.; several grandnieces and grand-nephews; and several great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, Arthur and William Cole, and a sister, Carrie Eltz.
Services will be held at the Ramsay's Funeral Home, 275 South Main St., Liberty, on Friday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Robert Pinto officiating.
Burial will be made in the Hurleyville Cemetery in Hurleyville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hurleyville United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 64, Hurleyville, N.Y. 12747 or to the charity of one's choice.
Ret. Item Mgr., 95
Margaret "Maggie" Pettis, a 50-year resident of Clinton, Utah, and a retired item manager at the Hill Air Force Base in Clearfield, Utah, died August 8, 2002, at the Infinia Rest Home in Ogden, Utah. She was 95 years of age.
The daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Fredrick Lewis Merritt, she was born April 2, 1906, in New Rochelle. She and her mother were members of one of Liberty's founding families, the Clements.
Mrs. Pettis attended the Scudder Finishing School in New York City and many years later completed accounting undergraduate courses at Weber State. Following her retirement, she was a volunteer trainer in Weber County's Adult Vocational School (AVS) in Ogden and also worked in the Davis County literacy program. During World War II, Mrs. Pettis served briefly with the American Red Cross and in the San Francisco Bay Area as a civilian observer.
She is survived by five children, Margaret B. Wright of Ojai, Calif., Standring Loeb Inwood of Layton, Utah, Mary Sue Inwood Ho of Douglas County, Nev., Emily Anne Moran of Colville, Wash., and William Huckle Pettis of Corpus Christi, Tex.; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and relatives in Liberty, including Ruth Clements.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at Saint Rose of Lima Church in Layton. She will be buried in the family plot in the Liberty Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Condolences can be sent to the family at www.myers-mortuary.com.
Local arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Liberty.
Thomas H. Meyer
Ret. Postmaster, 85
Thomas Henry Meyer of Pond Eddy, a retired postmaster for Sullivan and Orange County United States Postal System and a lifelong area resident, died Monday, October 14, 2002, in Brooksville, Fla. He was 85 years of age.
The son of the late Henry G. and Alice Smith Meyer, he was born July 25, 1917, in Bayside.
A World War II veteran of the United States Army, he was a member of the Sylvan-Liebla American Legion Post in Eldred. Mr. Meyer was also a member of the Pond Eddy United Methodist Church, the Brooksville (Fla.) United Methodist Church, a charter member of the Lumberland Fire Department, a member of the B.P.O. Elks in Brooksville, Fla, and a former president of the Camper's Holiday Association.
He is survived by his wife, Susan Kundratik Meyer; four daughters, Carol Ann Cooper of Pond Eddy, Joann Meyer-Trumball and her husband, Robert, of Spring Hill, Fla., Tomasina Sue "Pip" Cyrek of Eldred and Donna Lee Brennan and her husband, George, of Pond Eddy; a sister, Dorothy Tonkinson of Poughkeepsie; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Thursday at the Pond Eddy United Methodist Church in Pond Eddy with the Rev. Nancy Vonderhorst officiating.
Burial was made in the Glen Spey Cemetery in Glen Spey.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Pond Eddy United Methodist Church, Pond Eddy, N.Y 12771.
Annette M. Porpora
Ret. Jeweler, 68
Annette M. "Anita" Porpora of Rock Hill and St. Petersburg, Fla., a former owner of Big Ben Jewelers in Monticello and a longtime area resident, and a resident of St. Petersburg, Fla. for the past 12 years, died Tuesday, October 15, 2002, at her home in Rock Hill. She was 68 years of age.
The daughter of the late Salvatore and Annetta Gambino Bonfiglio, she was born December 27, 1933, in New York City.
Mrs. Porpora was a member of St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church in Monticello and St. Justin the Martyr in Largo, Fla. She was involved in Cursillo Retreats for many years.
She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Robert T. Porpora, at home; two sons, Fr. Robert D. Porpora of Holy Cross Church in South Centerville and Anthony M. Porpora and his wife, Dora, of Rock Hill; a daughter and son-in-law, Geralyn and Miguel Zayas of Stafford, Va.; her twin brother, Peter Bonfiglio of the Bronx; a sister, Marie Rinaldo of the Bronx; five grandchildren, Michael, Andrew, Kayla, Jonathan and Kristen; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 195 Broadway, Monticello, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, Broadway and Liberty St., Monticello, with her son, Fr. Robert D. Porpora, officiating.
Burial will be made in St. Peter's Cemetery in Monticello.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter's Building Fund, 10 Liberty St., Monticello, N.Y. 12701.
Michael Garlick, 38
Michael Garlick of Otisville, a lifelong area resident, died Thursday, October 10, 2002, at his home. He was 38 years of age.
The son of Carol Ann McCabe Garlick Spadafino and the late Clyde Anthony Garlick, he was born October 20, 1963, in Brooklyn.
He is survived by his mother of Spring Hill, Fla.; two sisters, Hope Garlick of Brooklyn and Donna Janicki of Spring Hill, Fla.; a brother, Clyde Anthony Garlick of St. Louis, Mo.; a half-sister, Mildred Winrow of Kingston; a step-sister, Debbie Hanratty of Livingston Manor; his stepmother, Peggy McCabe of Livingston Manor; a close friend, Aggie Barber of Otisville; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Ralston-Lippincott-Hasbrouck-Ingrassia Funeral Home, 72 West Main St., Middletown, on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m.
Memorial services will be held at 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Burial will be private.
Robert Mahoney of Newburgh, a dispatcher for West Point Tours in West Point, died Tuesday, October 15, 2002, at St. Luke's Hospital in Newburgh. He was 73 years of age.
The son of the late Charles E. and Mary Boehmer Mahoney, he was born April 25, 1929, in the Bronx. He was the widower of Virginia O'Neil Mahoney.
Mr. Mahoney is survived by three daughters and two sons-in-law, Thelma Burton of Newburgh, Margaret and Scott Gurkin of Wurtsboro and Linda and Kevin Larsen of New Windsor; a son and daughter-in-law, James and Nella Mahoney of Newburgh; and four grandchildren, Robert and Daniel Mahoney and Virginia and Jennifer Burton.
Services were private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Amos Fund, c/o Flannery Animal Hospital, 789 Little Britain Rd., New Windsor, N.Y. 12553.
Rhoda Barnofsky of Liberty and Bayside, Queens, a devoted mother and grandmother, died Saturday, October 12, 2002, in Monticello. She was 70 years of age.
The daughter of Eva Bandler and the late Harry Bandler, she was born August 3, 1932, in Brooklyn. She was the widow of George Barnofsky.
She is survived by her mother; a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Bonnie Barnofsky; two daughters and sons-in-law, Robin and Dean Rittenhouse and Lisa and Marty Clark; and seven grandchildren, Reed, Gavin, Jesse, Madison, Scott, Allison and Samantha.
Graveside services and burial were held Monday at the Wellwood Cemetery in Pinelawn with Rabbi Lester Polonsky officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Catskill Dialysis Center, Route 42 South, Monticello, N.Y. 12701.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello.
Real Estate Agt., 26
Melissa Millspaugh of Wurtsboro, a licensed real estate agent with Century 21 Lanza Realty in Wurtsboro for three years, died Tuesday, October 15, 2002, after battling Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma for a year. She was 26 years of age.
A 1994 graduate of Monticello High School, she attended St. Thomas Aquinas College and graduated with honors from Orange County Community College with an Associate of Arts Degree in 1996. She attained her New York State Real Estate License in 1998.
Miss Millspaugh was a member of the National and State Association of Realtors and Multiple Listing Services and received several honors and awards during her real estate career. She was also an office manager and photographers assistant at Joseph Anello Photography Studio in Middletown for the past seven years.
In a family statement, it was said, "Melissa wants everyone to remember to smile every day and cherish it. 'It's amazing how much a smile can do for someone. Make someone happy, or do a good deed. The world is such a beautiful place.' She will be missed beyond words."
She is survived by her parents, Louis and Barbara Millspaugh of Napanoch; a brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Kim Millspaugh of Harrigot, England; their two sons, Christian and Nicholas; her grandmother, Louise Wiseman of Wurtsboro; Nancy and Kevin Scully of Montgomery, Roy and Patty Mills-paugh of Wurtsboro, Karl and Dawn Millspaugh of Masten Lake, Suzanne Brown of New Jersey, Anna and Louis Lilley of Virginia; 12 cousins, Michelle, Mandi, Kristen, Amy, Katie, Patrick, Thomas, Jenelle, Scott, A.J., Amanda and Nicole; her fiance, Danny Marcus; Danny's mother, Ida Marcus, and his brothers, Paul and Stephen and his wife, Kelly; and her best friends, Dawn Mills-paugh, Melissa Lanza and Jamie Moore, all who served with such great support.
Friends may call at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 111 Sullivan St., Wurtsboro on Friday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 10 p.m.
Services will be held in the Community Church of Wurtsboro on Saturday at 10 a.m.
Burial will be made in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery in Wurtsboro.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Melissa L. Millspaugh Memorial Scholarship Fund, 230 Campbell Rd., Napanoch, N.Y. 12458.
Juliana D. Amann
Ret. Seamstress, 91
Juliana Deger Amann of Bloomingburg, a retired seamstress, died Wednesday, October 16, 2002, at the Campbell Hall Rehabilitation Center. She was 91 years of age.
The daughter of the late Joseph and Rosina Deger, she was born February 1, 1911, in Germany. She was the widow of Martin Amann who died May 4, 1996.
Mrs. Amann was a member of Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Bloomingburg and was active in the Crafts Circle of the church. She was also a member of the Bloomingburg Grange and the Mamakating Senior Citizens.
In a family statement, it was said, "She was an outstanding mother, grandmother, aunt and friend to all. Beloved by everyone."
She is survived by a daughter, Rosemarie Amann of Bloomingburg; two grandchildren, Mark and Scott Amann of Parma Heights, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews in Germany. She was predeceased by a son, Martin Amann, and 12 brothers and sisters.
Friends may call at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home 111 Sullivan St., Wurtsboro, on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. on Monday at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, High St., Bloomingburg, with Fr. James Sidoti, O. Carm., officiating.
Burial will be made in the Bloomingburg Cemetery in Bloomingburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to Craft Circle at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, P.O. Box 216, Bloomingburg, N.Y. 12721 or to the Bloomingburg Fire Department, P.O. Box 274, Bloomingburg, N.Y. 12721.