October 25, 2002
For Dr. Edvard Hamre
A memorial service 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 of the cremains will follow immediately after at the Holy Cross Cemetery.
Charles H. Irwin Sr.
In the obituary printed for Charles H. Irwin Sr. who died on October 20, the name of his stepdaughter should be Margaret McArthur. He was predeceased by a son, Gerald Irwin.
William A. Tears Sr.
Ret. Inspector, 75
William A. Tears Sr. of Westbrookville, a retired inspector with the Ford Motor Company in Mahwah, N.J., and a lifelong area resident, died Tuesday, October 22, 2002, at the Orange County Residential Health Care Facility in Goshen. He was 75 years of age.
The son of the late George and Mary Tears Sr., he was born March 17, 1927, in Ellenville.
A United States Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, Mr. Tears was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and a member of the American Legion.
He is survived by his wife, Martha Jane Tears, at home; a son, William A. Tears Jr. of Godeffroy; a; daughter, Cynthia Tears of Arlington, Tex.; a grandson, Charles Hoeg of Pennsylvania; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Ralston-Lippincott-Hasbrouck-Ingrassia Funeral Home, 72 West Main St., Middletown.
Burial will be made in the Westbrookville Cemetery in Westbrookville.
Estella "Addie Miner" Virtue of Beaverkill, a homemaker and lifelong area resident, died Wednesday, October 23, 2002, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 82 years of age.
The daughter of the late Wilbur and Eva Knickerbocker Miner, she was born June 25, 1920, in Beaverkill.
Mrs. Virtue was a member of the defunct Ladies Auxiliary to the Livingston Manor Memorial Post No. 6081, Veterans of Foreign Wars, in Livingston Manor.
She is survived by a son, Robert G. Miner, a resident of Sullivan County; a brother, Frank Miner of Spring Valley; and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Friends may call on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home, 29 Pearl St., Livingston Manor.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Craig Saunders officiating.
Burial will be made in the Beaverkill Cemetery in Beaverkill.
Ret. Contractor, 67
Kenneth Hopkins, a six-year resident of Whiting, N.J., a retired contractor and former resident of Goshen in Orange County, died Monday, October 21, 2002, at his home. He was 67 years of age.
The son of the late William and Anna Dyer Hopkins, he was born October 24, 1934, in New York City. He was the widower of Grace Werling Hopkins who died in 1981.
Mr. Hopkins was a United States Navy veteran of the Korean War.
He is survived by his wife, Maureen Hopkins, at home; three brothers, William Hopkins of Lake Ariel, Pa., Edward Hopkins of Ormond Beach, Fla., and John Hopkins of Goshen; a sister, Margaret of Hendersonville, N.C.; four children, Nicholas Hopkins of Charlotte, N.C., Richard Hopkins of Coleman, Mich., Karen Wagner of Whispering Pines, N.C., and Nancy Schwendeman of Ocean City, Md.; four stepchildren, Kevin Mahany of Irvine, Calif. Colleen Hujus of Bloomingburg, Shelly Radtke of Newburgh and Raymond Bowman of New Hampton; 15 grandchildren; and his mother-in-law, Helen T. Mahany.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Friday at St. John's Roman Catholic Church in Goshen.
Burial will be made in the Westbrookville Cemetery in Westbrookville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Medical Center, Van Dyke Hospice Program, 99 Route 37 West, Toms River, N.Y. 08755 or Whiting First Aid, P.O. Box 187, Whiting, N.J. 08759.
Kenneth A. Smith
Maintenance Wrk., 42
Kenneth A. Smith of Hurleyville, a maintenance worker and a lifelong area resident, died suddenly Saturday, October 19, 2002, at his home. He was 42 years of age.
The son of Dorothy Cypert Smith and the late Harold Smith, he was born November 22, 1959, in Monticello.
Mr. Smith was a member of the Hurleyville Fire Department.
He is survived by his mother of Hurleyville; a brother and sister-in-law, Rick and Emma Smith of Connecticut; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Sharon and Brian Zimmerman of Liberty, Kathy and Tim Wright of South Carolina and Sue and Bruce Dainack of Hurleyville; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Wednesday at the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Woodbourne with Chaplain Jim Kaufman officiating.
Burial was made in the Hurleyville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hurleyville Fire Department, Hurleyville, N.Y. 12747.
Co-Owner Memories, 60
Patricia Mary Saltzman of Liberty, the co-owner and operator with her husband, Kenneth, of Memories in Parksville, died Tuesday, October 22, 2002, at her home. She was 60 years of age.
The daughter of the late Louis and Yolanda Scanella Cersosim, she was born October 25, 1941 in Long Island.
Mrs. Saltzman was a member of St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church in Liberty and was a former member of the Liberty Central School Board of Education.
In a family statement, it was said, "She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She has gone to heaven and will be greatly missed by her family and many friends."
She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Saltzman, at home; three daughters, and sons-in-law, Lisa Saltzman and Steven Kadan of Queens, Sheri Saltzman and Robert Min of Manhattan and Denise and Carl Abramson of Middletown; a brother and sister-in-law, Louis and Linda Cersosim of North Babylon; a sister and brother-in-law, Mildred and John Krut of Oakdale; and four grandchildren, Jacob, Michael, Benjamin and Olivia.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:45 a.m. on Friday at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, 264 North Main St., Liberty.
Burial will be made in the Liberty Cemetery in Liberty.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 419 East Main St., Middletown, N.Y. 10940.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Liberty.
Doris M. McGreevy
Ret. Supply Tech, 79
Doris M. McGreevy of Livingston Manor, a retired supply technician for the Seelig Division of the former Community General Hospital in Harris and a lifelong area resident, died Wednesday, October 23, 2002, at the Roscoe Community Nursing Home in Roscoe. She was 79 years of age.
The daughter of the late Leland and Lena Casterlin Parks, she was born March 29, 1923, in White Sulphur Springs. She was the widow of John McGreevy.
Mrs. McGreevy was a member and past regent of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas Chapter #833 in Liberty, a member of St. Aloysius Church in Livingston Manor and a member of the White Sulphur Springs Senior Citizens.
She is survived by a stepson and his wife, Frank and Rose McGreevy of Livingston Manor; two granddaughters, Chrissy Gonzalez and Kathy Esterbrook; two great-grandchildren, Nicholas Esterbrook and Kaleigh Gonzalez; and a niece, JoAnne Parks. She was predeceased by a brother, Herbert Parks.
Friends may call on Sunday at the Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home, 29 Pearl St., Livingston Manor, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Monday at St. Aloysius Church in Livingston Manor with the Rev. William Collins officiating.
Burial will be made in Laurel Grove Cemetery in Port Jervis.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Aloysius Church, Church St., Livingston Manor, N.Y. 12758 or to the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, 10 W. 71st St., New York, N.Y.
Ret. Chauffeur, 86
Raymond C. Edwards of White Sulphur Springs, a retired chauffeur for the Grossinger family and a lifelong area resident, died Wednesday, October 23, 2002, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 86 years of age.
The son of the late James C. and Fannie Hardenburgh Edwards, he was born November 2, 1915, in White Sulphur Springs. He was the widower of Lauretta Hill Edwards who died in 1985.
A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of the White Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church, a more than 65-year member of the White Sulphur Springs Fire Co., a more than 50-year member of the Black Bear Hunting Club in Claryville and a member of the White Sulphur Springs Senior Citizens. He worked as a chauffeur for the Sullivan County Department of Social Services, following his employment with the Grossinger family.
He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Patti Edwards of White Sulphur Springs; a daughter and son-in-law, Rae Ann and Thomas Kelly of Tacoma, Wash.; a sister, Eleanor Cain of Roscoe; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a dear friend, Eleanor Grant of White Sulphur Springs.
Friends may call at the Harris Funeral Home, West Street at Buckley, Liberty, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the White Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church, Route 52, White Sulphur Springs, with the Rev. Bridgette LeConey, pastor of the church, officiating.
Burial will be made in the Laurel Hill Cemetery in White Sulphur Springs.
Memorial contributions may be made to the White Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 308, White Sulphur Springs, N.Y. 12787.