October 22, 2002
For Dr. Edvard Hamre
A Memorial Mass for Dr. Edvard Hamre will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Cross Church, Route 97, Callicoon. A longtime area resident and a retired medical doctor at the Grover M. Hermann Division of the former Community General Hospital in Callicoon, he died March 10, 2002.
Graveside services and burial will follow immediately after at the Holy Cross Cemetery.
Ruth A. Tyler
Ret. Postal Clerk, 75
Ruth Adele Tyler of Milanville, Pa., a retired clerk for the U.S. Postal Service and a lifelong area resident, died Friday, October 18, 2002, at the Ellen Memorial Health Care Center in Honesdale, Pa. She was 75 years of age.
The daughter of the late Otto and Lillian Werner Clevenz, she was born October 25, 1926, in Cochecton Township. She was the widow of Percy Tyler.
A member and past treasurer of the Milanville United Methodist Church, she was also a member of the United Methodist Women and a past treasurer of the Milanville Cemetery Association.
She is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Evelyn and Richard Jones of Milanville, Carol and Allan Welton of Roscoe and Joyce and Joseph Stokes of Harleysville, Pa.; a brother, Robert Clevenz of Missouri; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, David, a grandson, Dustin Crum, and two brothers Arthur and Harold Hennig.
Funeral services were held Monday at the Milanville Methodist Church in Milanville, Pa., with the Rev. George Gallandorn officiating.
Burial was made in the Milanville Cemetery in Milanville, Pa.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Milanville Methodist Church, Milanville, Pa. 18443.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Rasmussen Sons Funeral Home in Narrowsburg.
Jack M. Pendell
Ret. Personnel Dir., 84
Jack Merritt "Jake" Pendell, a 20-year resident of Melfa, Va., formerly of Ridgewood, N.J., died Saturday, October 12, 2002, at Shore Memorial Hospital in Nassawadox, Va. He was 84 years of age.
The son of the late Sidney and Jane Yeman Pendell, he was born in Monticello on October 14, 1917. He was the widower of Louise Hayden Pendell.
Mr. Pendell graduated in 1936 from Ridgewood (N.J.) High School and in 1940 from Colgate University in Hamilton where he was active in the Sigma Chi fraternity. He and his wife had a second home in Stalker, Pa., for many years.
A retired personnel director at ITT Marlow in Midland Park, N.J., he was an Eagle Scout and a member of the Lions Club. He was a former member of BPOE in Ridgewood, N.J. Mr. Pendell was a veteran of World War II, serving as a captain in the U.S. Army, and was a Christian.
He is survived by three children, Jack Hayden Holmes and his wife, Janet, of Endicott; Jill Merritt DeVita and her husband, Phil, of Apopka, Fla., and Peter Hayden Pendell of Boca Raton, Fla.; three granddaughters, Heather, Laurie and Meredith Holmes; three great-grandchildren, Mickey, Jeffrey and Hayley; two nieces, Barbara Smith and Marilyn Montouri; and companion, Marian Hartman. He was predeceased by a sister, Dorothy 'Big Dot" Hirsch, and a brother, Elwin "Pete" Pendell.
Services were conducted Tuesday from St. George's Episcopal Church in Pungoteague, Va. with the Rev. Alan B. Hooker
Construction Wkr., 27
James Conklin of Claryville, a construction worker and lifelong area resident, died Thursday, October 17, 2002, in Baltimore, Md., as the result of injuries suffered in an automobile accident. He was 27 years of age.
The son of Joseph and Brenda Johnson Conklin, he was born February 21, 1975, in Liberty.
He is survived by his mother, Brenda Hornbeck of Claryville; his father of Monticello; his paternal grandfather, Milard Conklin of Liberty; a sister, Wendy VanTal of Michigan; three brothers, Joseph Conklin Jr. of Claryville, Lester Hornbeck of Michigan and William Brazzile of Kentucky; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Graveside services and burial were held Sunday at the Claryville Cemetery in Claryville.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Liberty.
Josephine Osorio of Goshen, a former resident of Port Jervis, died Tuesday, October 15, 2002, at the Orange County Residential Health Care Facility in Goshen. She was 89 years of age.
The daughter of the late Ramon and Vicenta Perez Quinones, she was born April 29, 1913, in Puerto Rico. She was the widow of Julius Osorio who died in August of 1977.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Elena and Oscar Torres of Slate Hill; two grandsons, Adam Torres of Slate Hill and Jorge Torres of Bloomingburg; and two great-granddaughters, Ashli and Jazmin Torres. She was predeceased by 12 brothers and sisters.
Services were private.
Burial was made in the Long Island National Cemetery in Pine Lawn.
Iraida Ruiz of Woodbourne, a housekeeper for Sullivan Diagnostic Center in Harris for many years and a 45-year area resident, died Wednesday, October 16, 2002, in Goshen. She was 60 years of age.
The daughter of the late Pedro Cruz and Juanita Alcaide, she was born January 22, 1942, in Hatillo, Puerto Rico.
She is survived by her husband, Fernando Ruiz of Ferndale; four sons, Noel Lopez of Woodbourne, Jaime Lopez of Ferndale, Alvin Lopez of Callicoon and Eli Ruiz of Ferndale; two daughters, Diana Ruiz of Middletown and Ruth Valasquez of Harris; four brothers, Hector Cruz of the state of Florida, and Frank Cruz, Norberto Cruz and Jose Cruz, all of Liberty; five sisters, Ramona Gonzalez, Milagros Rosario, and Sonia Chico, all of Liberty, Edith Cruz of Albany and Iris Cabrera of Puerto Rico; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Santiago Valasquez, a daughter, Mary Ellen Valasquez, and two brothers, Antonio Cruz and Luis Cruz.
Services were held Saturday at the First Pentecostal Church of God in Liberty with the Rev. Raphael Gonzalez officiating.
Burial was made in the Liberty Cemetery in Liberty.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Liberty.
Ret. Bookkeeper, 92
Elizabeth Trumbull of Middletown, a lifelong area resident and a retired bookkeeper, employed by McMonagle and Rogers for 50 years, died Wednesday, October 16, 2002, in Oneonta, She was 92 years of age.
The daughter of the late Daniel and Katherine Henry McNally, she was born March 20, 1910, in Pine Island. She was the widow of Alvin R. Trumbull.
A member of the Middletown BPW and secretary of the Sarah Wells Girl Scout Council for over 20 years, she also delivered Meals on Wheels.
In a family statement, it was said, "She was a good friend, and a loving mother; she will be missed by all."
Mrs. Trumbull is survived by four children, Walter Trumbull of Venice, Fla., John Trumbull of Bloomingburg, Robert Trumbull of Spring Hill, Fla., and Ann Kabei of Unadilla, and their families; and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of the Resurrection was offered Saturday at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church with Father Frank Dixon, O. Carm., officiating.
Burial was made in the family plot in the Bloomingburg Cemetery.
Charles R. Janis
Owned Campsite, 59
Charles R. Janis of Roscoe, the owner of the Russell Brook RV Park and Campsite in Roscoe, died Friday, October 18, 2002, at the Wilson Memorial Hospital in Johnson City. He was 59 years of age.
The son of Charlotte Hicks Janiszewski and the late Henry Janiszewski, he was born May 13, 1943, in New York City.
Prior to moving to the area, he had been a stock trader on the New York Stock Exchange. He was a member of the Roscoe-Rockland Chamber of Commerce and the Association of Campground Owners of New York.
He is survived by his wife, Doris D. Medero Janis, at home; four daughters, Dawn M. Janis of Roscoe, Theresa A. Janis-O'Leary and her husband, Patrick of Roscoe, Lianna Janis-Ridicoloso and her husband, Thomas, of Bradenton, Fla., and Jackie Wolhmuth of Roscoe; his mother of New York City; a brother and sister-in-law, Hank and Arlene Janis of Sumter, S. C.; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held at the Harris Funeral Home in Roscoe on Sunday
Graveside services and burial were held Monday at the Riverview Cemetery in Roscoe.
Virginia E. Radivoy
Ret. from Avon, 76
Virginia E. Radivoy of Middletown, a retired employee of Avon Products and a longtime area resident, died unexpectedly Thursday, October 17, 2002, at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. She was 76 years of age.
The daughter of the late William Roy and Leah Hatfield Owen, she was born February 11, 1926, in Atwood, Kans. She was the widow of Thomas Radivoy.
Mrs. Radivoy was a member of the First Congregational Church in Middletown and a volunteer at the Middletown Humane Society.
In a family statement, it was said, "She was loved by all who knew her for her inspirational kindness, compassion and giving ways. She will be greatly missed by all who were fortunate enough to have shared her life."
She is survived by a son, Joseph J. Radivoy of Bloomingburg; a daughter, Terry R. Saturno and her husband, Carl, of Westbrookville; a sister, Dorothy Barnett, and a brother, Sid Owen, both of Liberty, Mo.; four grandchildren, Lloyd B. Jackson, Stephen T. Saturno, Carla J. Cuciti and Marianne Saturno; four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; two sisters-in-law, Dolores Redner and Dolores Radivoy; and a brother-in-law, Robert Radivoy. She was predeceased by two brothers, Lawrence E. Owen and James Owen, and a sister, Florence June Williams.
Services were held Monday at the Morse Funeral Home in Middletown with the Rev. Mark Alvis officiating.
Burial was made in the Wallkill Cemetery in Phillipsburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Congregational Church, 35 East Main St., or to the Middletown Humane Society, 142 Bloomingburg Rd., both at Middletown, N.Y. 10940.
E. Wm. Zoba Jr.
Ret. Businessman, 68
E. William Zoba Jr. of Great Neck, L.I., the president of Professional Estate Designs in Long Island, and a part-time resident at his farm on William Brown Road in Mileses (which he loved dearly), died Wednesday, October 9, 2002, at Northshore University Hospital in Manhasset, L.I. He was 68 years of age.
The son of Julia Zoba Augustyniak and the late Elvin Zoba, he was born July 21, 1934, in Pottsville, Pa.
He was a veteran and officer of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Army. Mr. Zoba attended the Episcopal Church in Great Neck.
Mr. Zoba is survived by his wife, Christabelle Sampath, and his mother, both at home; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Bruce and Susan Zoba, Scott and Lisa Zoba and Gregg Zoba; three grandchildren, Travis, Jamie and Scott Zoba Jr.; two brothers, Eugene Zoba of Brooklyn and Nelson Zoba of Colorado; an uncle, Silas Rhodes and his wife, Beatrice, of Westchester; four brothers-in-law and four sisters-in-law, Roy Sampath and his wife, Merle, of New Jersey, Dr. Angus Sampath and his wife, Dr. Ursula Sampath, of Pearl River, Hugh Sampath of St. Johns, Newfoundland, Canada, Ronald Sampath of upstate New York, Annabelle Allanby of Pompano Beach, Fla., and Dr. Elizabeth Sessaran of the Caribbean Islands; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Private services were held in the church yard of All Saints Episcopal Church in Great Neck.
A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 35 Orchard St., White Plains, N.Y. 10603-9924
Janet A. DeGraw
Janet A. DeGraw of Bloomingburg, a homemaker, died Friday, October 18, 2002, at the Orange Regional Medical Center, Horton Campus, in Middletown. She was 48 years of age.
The daughter of Richard McGraw and the late Arletha Mann DeGraw, she was born July 17, 1954, in Spring Valley.
She is survived by her father, a daughter, Kayle White, a son, Aaron White and three sisters, Vicki Mann , Mary Kate Stalter and Tracey Naylor, all of Bloomingburg; a brother, Richard DeGraw of Indiana; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Monday at the William G. Gagan Funeral Home in Pine Bush with Pastor Robert Hewitt officiating.
Cremation was made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Ernestine Battaglia of Livingston Manor, a former resident of Peekskill and a homemaker, died Saturday, October 19, 2002, at the Sullivan County Adult Care Center in Liberty. She was 95 years of age.
The daughter of the late Archangelo and Maria Velucci DiCaprio, she was born November 5, 1906, in Belona, Italy.
Mrs. Battaglia was a member of the Peekskill and Graymoor Senior Citizens and a member of the Church of the Assumption in Peekskill.
She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Philip and Helen Battaglia of Kingston and Richard and Mary Ann Battaglia of Livingston Manor; six grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
There will be no visitation.
A Memorial Mass will be offered on Tuesday, October 29, at 10 a.m. at the Church of the Assumption in Peekskill,
Interment of the cremains will be made in the Assumption Cemetery in Peekskill.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home in Livingston Manor.
Marion T. Darder
Marion T. Darder of Long Eddy, a homemaker and lifelong area resident, died Sunday, October 20, 2002, at her home. She was 78 years of age.
The daughter of the late Arlyn and Victoria Shea Milk, she was born January 12, 1924, in the Town of Hancock.
Mrs. Darder was a member of St. Patrick's Church in Long Eddy, a member of The Basket Historical Society, where she served as membership chairman, and a member of the Upper Delaware Heritage Alliance.
She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Ronald Darder, at home; a daughter and son-in-law, Rhonda and Paul Gillow of Long Eddy; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Daniel and Deborah Darder and Michael and Kim Darder, all of Long Eddy, and Timothy Darder of Sparrowbush; two brothers, Donald Milk and Edward and his wife, Zelda Milk, all of Long Eddy; 12 grandchildren, Monica Bomgaars, Carmen, Beau and Mariah Gillow, Adam, Josh and Nate Darder, Forest, Autumn and Orion Darder and Shaun and Chelcie Darder; a great-grandson, Arie Paul Bomgaars; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Gerald Milk, and four sisters, Gertrude Johns, Kathryn Peake, Arlene Fortunato and Veronica Cammer.
Friends may call at the Henderson-Biedekapp Funeral Chapel in Hancock on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
The Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. on Wednesday evening.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at St. Patrick's Church in Long Eddy at 10 a.m. Thursday with Father Ignatius Smith officiating.
Burial will be made in St. Patrick's Cemetery in Long Eddy.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Catksill Area Hospice, 542 Main St., Oneonta, N.Y. 13820.
Poultry Worker, 63
Mamerto Lopez of Swan Lake, a 45-year resident and former employee at the Manor Poultry in Livingston Manor, died Saturday, October 19, 2002, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 63 years of age.
The widower of Blanche Lopez, who died in 1997, he was a member of St. Peter's R.C. Church in Liberty.
In a family statement, it was said, "He was loved and cherished by family and many friends. Through his kindness and generosity, he has touched many lives. The lessons he has taught us will remain in our hearts forever. He will be deeply missed."
He is survived by a son, Benito Lopez of Livingston Manor; a daughter, Regina Marie Lopez of Mongaup Valley; a brother, Innocencio "Clumby" Lopez and a sister, Lucia Arcet Lopez, both of Puerto Rico; two grandchildren, Bennett and Olivia; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by several brothers and sisters.
Friends may call at the Ramsay's Funeral Home, 275 South Main St., Liberty, on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:45 a.m. on Wednesday at St. Peter's R. C. Church, 264 North Main St., Liberty.
Burial will be made in St. Peter's Cemetery in Liberty.
Charles Irwin Sr.
Ret. Truck Dr., 72
Charles H. Irwin Sr. of Hurleyville, a retired truck driver and the former owner of Irwin & Sons Landscaping in Liberty, died Sunday, October 20, 2002, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 72 years of age.
The son of the late Charles and Daisy Scott Irwin, he was born May 10, 1930, in Cooley. He was the widower of Geraldine Hyzer Irwin.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret Jones Irwin, at home; a son, Charles Irwin Jr. of Swan Lake; two stepsons, Kenny Hopkins of Harris and Benny Hopkins of Pennsylvania; four daughters, Marylee Featherbay of Hurleyville, Diane Irwin of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Evaleen Vicidomini of Harrington, Del. and Tyreen Oates of Monticello; four stepdaughters, Rose Hinkley of Thompsonville, Angel Treiber of Pennsylvania, Betty Lee Milk of Hancock and Margaret Arthur of Monticello; 39 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Ramsay's Funeral Home, 275 S. Main Street, Liberty, on Thursday from 12 to 2 p.m.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. Robert C. Nadelen officiating.
Burial will be made in the Liberty Cemetery in Liberty.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hurleyville Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Hurleyville, N.Y. 12747.