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November 5, 2002

Marjorie A. Lewis
Ret. Supervisor, 74

Marjorie A. Lewis of Liberty, a 55-year area resident and a retired night supervisor for Sullivan ARC at the former Bennett Residence in Liberty, died Friday, November 1, 2002, at the Sullivan County Adult Care Center in Liberty. She was 74 years of age.
The daughter of the late Joseph Stanfield and Henrietta Harrison, she was born March 30, 1928, in Thomasville, Ga. She was the widow of Theodore Lewis who died December 31, 1993.
She was a member of the White Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Lewis is survived by three sons, Thomas Lewis of Virginia Beach, Va., Theodore Lewis of Briscoe and Richard Lewis of Boulder, Colo; a daughter, Patricia Decker of Liberty; two sisters, Anna Hitchcock of Alexandria, Va., and Eloise Hauser of Marlinton, W. Va.; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Private cremation was made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Graveside memorial services will be held at a later date at the Laurel Hill Cemetery in White Sulphur Springs.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Family Council of Sullivan County Adult Care Center, Sunset Lake Rd., Liberty, N.Y. 12754.
Funeral arrangements were made by Ramsay's Funeral Home in Liberty.

Helen Balaban
Retired Pianist, 88

Helen Balaban of Sparrowbush who often performed as a piano soloist or accompanist at local concerts and who participated in the Port Jervis radio station's Cultural Hour in the 1980s, died Thursday, October 31, 2002, at St. Joseph's Place in Port Jervis. She was 88 years of age.
The daughter of the late John and Katherine Bzovsky, she was born January 25, 1914, in New York City.
Mrs. Balaban was a member of St. Volodymyr's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Glen Spey and was an active member of the local branches of the Organization of the Defense of Four Freedoms for Ukraine. She was also a member of the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America, the Ukrainian National Women's League and the Ukrainian Coalition. At the radio station, she participated in the observance of the 50th anniversary of the Forced Hunger in Ukraine in 1932-1933. She is a loss to the Ukrainian-American community in the area.
She is survived by her husband, Walter Balaban, at home; two brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Jarosaw and Anastasia Balaban of Flushing and Bohdan and Helena Balaban of Croton-on-Hudson.
Services were held Monday at the Gray-Parker Funeral Home in Port Jervis followed by a Liturgy Mass at St. Volodymyr's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Glen Spey with the Rev. Olesksa Kostyk and the Rev. Jarosaw Kostyk officiating.
Burial was made in the Holy Spirit Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery in Hamptonburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Orphanage in Ternopil, Ukraine.

Arthur Bedell Jr.
Ret. Businessman, 78

Arthur "Artie" W. Bedell Jr. of Loch Sheldrake, the former owner of Loch Sheldrake Plumbing & Heating and Hardware Store, died Saturday, September 28, 2002, at the Danville Medical Center in Danville, Va. He was 78 years of age.
The son of the late Arthur W. and Grace Bedell, he was born March 21, 1924, in New York City.
He was a veteran of World War II.
Mr. Bedell is survived by his wife, Christa Ward Bedell, at home; a daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Daniel Falcone; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Arthur R. Bedell and Gordon and Barbara Bedell; a foster son, Stephen Slaughter and his wife, Kathy; two stepsons and their wives, Raymond and Linda Ward and Michael and Ellen Ward; two stepdaughters and their husbands, Patricia and Fred Leibe and Eva and David Matthews; 18 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Services were held Monday evening at the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Woodbourne with the Rev. Carl Caskey officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 628, Monticello, N.Y. 12701 or to the American Lung Association, 35 Orchard St., White Plains, N.Y. 10603-9924.

Marcia E. Garlanda
Homemaker, 53

Marcia E. Garlanda of Youngsville, a homemaker and a gardener, died Thursday, October 31, 2002 at the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 53 years of age.
The daughter of the late Joseph and Eve Pearl Covens, she was born March 16, 1949, in New York City.
She is survived by her husband, Gino Garlanda, at home; and a sister, Barbara Jo Covens of New York City.
A memorial service was held Saturday at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville.
Cremation was made at the Twin Tiers Crematory in Endicott.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 628, Monticello, N.Y. 12701.

Lillian Burger
Ret. Waitress, 86

Lillian Belle Jacobs Babcock Burger of Wurtsboro, a retired waitress from Royal Diner, a retired inspector for Channel Master in Ellenville and a lifelong area resident, died Friday, November 1, 2002, at her daughter's home in Wurtsboro. She was 86 years of age.
The daughter of the late Albert and Lida Babcock Jacobs, she was born February 19, 1916, in Wurtsboro. She was raised from an infant by her uncle and aunt, Ross and Elsa Babcock. Her husband, Leonard Jay "Skee" Burger, died June 23, 1999, after 62 years of marriage.
In a family statement, it was said, "Lillian was a lover of all animals and took care of many strays. She especially loved her cat Whiskers and her cat Cee Cee, who passed away just hours before Lillian. She also enjoyed playing bingo and would go weekly with her sister, Dot, and niece, Doris."
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Lea and Lee Walters of Wurtsboro; two granddaughters, Terri Lee Walters of Montville, N.J., and Jean Ann Walters of Wurtsboro; a great-granddaughter, Victoria Rose Walters-Lemenze; and several nieces and nephews, including her best friend and niece, Doris Lindsay. She was predeceased by a daughter, Karen Lea Burger, two brothers, James DeWitt Jacobs and Albert Jacobs, and three sisters, Catherine Lindsay Northrup, Dorothy Wormald and Thelma Keeler.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in Wurtsboro with the Rev. Peter Madori officiating.
Cremation will be made at Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope, with private interment of the cremains.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550 or to the Mamakating First Aid Squad or the Wurtsboro Fire Department, both at Wurtsboro, N.Y. 12790.
Funeral arrangements were made by the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Wurtsboro.

Laura Houghtaling-Gerow
Ret. Owner Dog Shop, 79

Laura I. Houghtaling-Gerow of Ventnor, N.J., also known to her friends as "Isabelle," "Lizzie," "Bunny," and "Ms. Jensen," died Friday, November 1, 2002. She was 79 years of age.
The daughter of the late Oscar and Gladys Dice Houghtaling, she was born May 9, 1923, in Claryville. She was the widow of Herbert Wheeler Gerow, a former resident of Liberty.
Mrs. Houghtaling-Gerow moved to Union County, N.J., in 1950 and was a longtime resident and business owner of Laura's Poodle and Pet Grooming in Kearny, N.J. She retired in 1998 and moved to the oceanside community of Ventnor.
She is survived by her life partner, William R. Jensen of Ventnor, N.J.; three daughters, Carol Lasco of Elizabeth, N.J., Donna Volper of Longwood, Fla., and Shirley Gerow of Central Valley; two sisters, Dot Conklin of Claryville and Thelma Cole of Neversink; an aunt, Margaret Dice of Claryville; nine grandchildren, Gregory Malliband, Laura Chivoitti, Vincent Corsentino, Sue Anne Corsentino, Glenn Lasco, Richard Lasco, Joshua Lasco, Christopher Volper and Stefanie Reardon; and 13 great-grandchildren, Lindsey Fragassi, Lauren Malliband, Marcus Crossland, Teresa, Elizabeth and John Chivoitti, Katlyn Samantha and Jo Corsentino, Glenn Sung, Destin and Naomi Grace Lasco, Kenny and Kyle Reardon.
A family gathering will take place at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at the George H. Wimberg Funeral Home in Ventnor, N.J.
Graveside services and a remembrance gathering will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Claryville Reformed Church in Claryville.
Memorial contributions may be made toward a memorial stone, c/o Donna Volper, 212 Milford Haven Cove, Longwood, Fla. 32779.

Robert M. Mosca
Ret. NYC H&H Corp., 66

Robert M. Mosca of Washingtonville, a 27-year area resident and a 38-year employee of the New York City Health and Hospital Corporation, died Sunday, November 3, 2002, at the Arden Hill Hospital. He was 66 years of age.
The son of the late Antonio and Josephine Izzo Mosca, he was born February 7, 1936, in the Bronx.
In a family statement, it was said, "Robert was an avid sportsman and generous loving husband, father and friend."
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Cecilia Mosca, at home; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Denise Mosca of Washingtonville, Dawn and Paul Heisig of Averill Park and Dina and Joseph Hoffman of Greenwood Lake; two brothers, Anthony Mosca of Staten Island and Richard Mosca and his wife, Lorraine of Hopewell Junction; four sisters, Mary Veralli of Carmel, Josephine Mosca of Flemington, N.J., and Virginia Izzo and her husband, Peter of Belvidere, N.J., and Frances Hendershot and her husband, Walter, of Monticello; a sister-in-law, Katherine Mosca of Maybrook; five grandsons, Steven, Peter, Scott, Adam and David; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by five brothers, Andrew, Peter, John, Louis and Pasquale Mosca, and four sisters, Agnes Moretti, Antoinette Tribuzio, Rose Carbone and Anna Cumba.
Friends may call at the David T. Ferguson Funeral Home, 20 North St., Washingtonville, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Columba Church in Chester.
Burial will be made in St. Mary's Cemetery in Washingtonville.

Kenneth Hallock
Ret. O of A Driver, 85

Kenneth Frank Hallock of Berlin Township, Honesdale, Pa., a 2-year resident and a former resident of Monticello, died Sunday, November 3, 2002, at the Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale, Pa., following a lengthy illness. He was 85 years of age.
The son of the late Kenneth and Ethel Hallock, he was born September 24, 1917, in Manhattan.
A World War II veteran of the U.S. Army, he served as a cook. Mr. Hallock retired from the Office of the Aging where he was a driver for the Meals on Wheels program in New York State. He enjoyed fishing and his family cats and dogs.
He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Joan Ann Trieber Hallock, at home; six sons and five daughters-in-law, Michael and Marilee Hallock of Monticello, Teddy and Dawn Hallock of Roscoe, Theodore "Ted" Hallock of Swan Lake, Tony and Louise Napolitano of Lava, Kenneth and Angel Trieber and Benny and Tina Hopkins, all of Honesdale, Pa.; a daughter, Mildred Hurley of the state of Florida; 12 grandchildren, Ryan, Chester, Kayla, Heath, Amy, Teia and Daniel Hallock, Atrie McCarther, Mary Yerks, Dennis and Billie Jack Szezork and Christopher Walmack; a great-grandson, Dylan McCarther; and several other grandchildren. He was predeceased by two sisters, Marion Virigilo and Emilie Napolitano.
Friends may call at the Hessling Funeral Home, 428 Main St., Honesdale, Pa., on Wednesday from 9 to 11 a.m.
Services will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Bryan Wright of St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church in Honesdale, Pa., officiating.
Cremation will follow with the cremains to be interred in New York.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Herman Yankelowitz
Ret. Poultry Wrk., 69

Herman Yankelowitz of Jeffersonville, a former resident of Livingston Manor and retired from the Manor Poultry in Livingston Manor, died Thursday, October 31, 2002, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 69 years of age.
The son of the late Phillip and Gussie Prushan Yankelowitz, he was born September 3, 1933, in the Bronx. There are no known survivors.
Friends may call at Ramsay's Funeral Home, 275 South Main St., Liberty on Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. Robert C. Nadelen officiating. Burial will be made in the Orchard Street Cemetery in Livingston Manor.

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