November 12, 2002
Gertrude Abplanalp of Youngsville, a homemaker and a lifelong area resident, died Wednesday, November 6, 2002, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 89 years of age.
The daughter of the late Frederick and Caroline Keonig Hubert, she was born May 11, 1913, in Youngsville. She was the widow of Kenneth Abplanalp.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, George K. and Myrna Abplanalp of Youngsville; two sisters, Johanna Mancini of Ithaca and Eva Corigliano of Liberty; two grandchildren, Troy Abplanalp and his wife, Donna, of Youngsville, and Terri Abplanalp Tapper and her husband, Marius, of Brooklyn; two great-grandchildren, Chelsea and Kenny; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Sunday at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville with Pastor Donald Baker officiating.
Cremation was made at the Twin Tiers Crematory in Endicott.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Youngsville Fire Department, Youngsville, N.Y. 12791 or to the Jeffersonville First Aid Squad, Jeffersonville, N.Y. 12748.
Ret. LPN, 84
Anne Castellano, a longtime resident of Ft. Pierce, Fla., formerly of Brooklyn and a former resident and owner of the His and Hers Cabins on River Road in Callicoon, died Friday, November 8, 2002, in Ft. Pierce. She was 84 years of age.
Born June 5, 1918, she was the widow of John Castellano.
Mrs. Castellano was a member of the United Methodist Church in Ft. Pierce, Fla.
Among her survivors are a dear friend, Kathy Aleschus of Callicoon.
Services were held in Ft. Pierce, Fla.
Burial was made in the Arlington Cemetery in Virginia.
Carl D. Boyd
Ellenville Student, 16
Carl D. Boyd of Phillipsport, a junior at the Ellenville High School and a lifelong area resident, died Thursday, November 7, 2002, at the Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla. He was 16 years of age.
The son of Clark and Denise Falzon Boyd, he was born October 6, 1986, in Harris.
A graduate of St. Joseph's School in Middletown, he was an altar boy at St. Joseph's Church in Middletown and Wurtsboro, prior to his illness.
In a family statement, it was said, "Carl was a loving child and will be deeply missed by his family and friends. He touched the hearts and lives of many. His inner strength, courage and love will live on."
He is survived by his mother and sister, Marie, both at home; his father and stepmother, Greer Boyd, of Virginia; his grandparents, Gloria Falzon of Phillipsport and Martha and Ronald Boyd of Jamaica, Va.; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his maternal grandfather, Charles Falzon.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Monday at St. Mary's and St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church in Ellenville.
Burial was made in Poplar Grove Cemetery in Phillipsport.
Memorial contributions may be made to Children's Cancer Fund, Attn.: Dr. Jayabose, NY Medical College, Room 110, Munger Pavilion, Valhalla, N.Y. 10595 or to the Brittany Miller Foundation, P.O. Box 3047, Middletown, N.Y. 10940.
Funeral arrangements were made by the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Wurtsboro.
Ret. Manager, 80
Kovettii Kevii of Long Eddy, a retired manager for Off Track Betting in New York City and a longtime area resident, died Thursday, November 7, 2002, at the Achieve Rehabilitation Center in Liberty. He was 80 years of age.
He was born May 4, 1922, in Augusta, Ga.
A World War II Army veteran, he was an active member of Helion Temple and a member of the choir.
He is survived by six children, Diane Minton and Cynthia, both of Ohio, Dakkahon Kevii and his wife, Zhaniizha, of Hortonville, Zaina Brewester and her husband, Michael, of Manhattan, Selika Kevvii of Monticello, and Fassidakot "Asaiah" Brandon and her husband, Bernard, of Newburgh; a sister, Tolakii Deylii of Hankins; 10 grandchildren, Abriiana, Hajiali, Venis, Agela, Laviitta, Tauris, Raja, Zahkiia, Jiron and Rafia; two former wives, Florence Smith Williams of Spring Hill, Fla., and Alfridii Kevii of Cochecton; and many step-children and step-grandchildren.
Friends may call at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 195 Broadway, Monticello, on Wednesday, from 7 to 9 p.m.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.
Burial will be made in the Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery in Liberty.
Memorial contributions may be made to Helion Hall, 8 Mt. Helion, Long Eddy, N.Y. 12760.
Ret. Seamstress, 78
Margaret Pitio of Chestnut Ridge, a retired seamstress and former Glen Spey resident, died Thursday, November 7, 2002, at her home. She was 78 years of age.
Born March 29, 1934, in Germany, she was the widow of Anatol Pitio who died April 23, 1982.
Mrs. Pitio was a member of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union.
She is survived by a son, Bohdan Pitio of Newburgh; a sister, Josephine Muenster of Germany; a granddaughter, Ruthie Pitio of Tinton Falls, N.J.; a brother-in-law; two sisters-in-law; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Sunday at the Gray-Parker Funeral Home in Port Jervis with the Rev. Bernard MacDonald officiating.
Burial was made in the Glen Spey Cemetery in Glen Spey.
Ret. Truck Dr., 68
Leonard Sweezer of Charlotte, N.C., a former longtime resident of Monticello, died Friday, November 1, 2002, at W.G. Bill Hefner Veterans Administration Medical Center (VAMC) in Salisbury, N.C. He was 68 years of age.
The son of the late Ed and Roberta Wood Sweezer, he was born in Jackson, Miss., on July 13, 1934.
An Army veteran, he was a member of Liberty Masonic Lodge #521, Free and Accepted Masons, Liberty, and a member of King's Chapel Church in Monticello.
Mr. Sweezer is survived by his wife, Ruth Rudolph Sweezer, at home; two sons, Eddie Frank Sweezer of Mississippi and Leonard Sweezer Jr. of the state of Florida; four daughters, Linda Sweezer of Pennsylvania, and Angie Sweezer, Audrey Sweezer and Lethia Sweezer, all of New York City; a brother, Richard Sweezer of Jamaica, N.Y.; two special nieces, Valeria and Vera Rudolph; 11 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends may call at the Ramsay's Funeral Home, 55 St. John St., Monticello, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Masonic services will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at King's Chapel Church, Spring St., Monticello, with Bishop Leon Williams officiating.
Burial will be made in the Rock Ridge Cemetery in Monticello with military honors.
Anthony Gulle, 18
Anthony Michael Gulle of the Town of Mt. Hope, a lifelong area resident, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, November 6, 2002. He was 18 years of age.
The son of Donna and Marcus Gulle, he was born March 6, 1984, in Goshen.
In a family statement, it was said, "He was loved by all who truly knew him, and he will be sadly missed, especially by his parents, Donna and Marcus, as well as by his sister, Elise and her companion, Jason Hofmann."
He is also survived by his grandmother, Elise Decker of Hurleyville; his aunts and uncles, Richard and Carolann Decker, Cheryl and John Parlinski, William and Rena Decker, Mary and Ralph Benner, Charles Decker, Peter Decker, Carol Wilson and Linda and Louis Martel; numerous cousins, including Lori and Johnny Parlinski and David Olfeldt; numerous nieces and nephews; and two great-aunts, Antoinette Pawlizack and Maimie Pelew.
No information was available as to services.
Memorial contributions may be made to Adopt A Family for Christmas.
Dorothy E. Gledhill
Ret. Bakery Wkr., 78
Dorothy Elizabeth Gledhill of Grove City, Fla., retired from Winn Dixie Bakery at the Englewood location, died Wednesday, October 30, 2002, at her home. She was 78 years of age.
The widow of Harvey E. Gledhill, she was born February 4, 1924, in Poughkeepsie.
While living in Santa Cruz, Calif., she was a member of the Neighbors of Woodcraft, the Sweet Adeline's Barbershop Group, a past president of DeMolay and was active in the PTA. Mrs. Gledhill was an accomplished bowler, winning many trophies in New York.
She is survived by four sons, Bill Gledhill of Santa Cruz, Calif., Donald Gledhill of Newburgh, Richard Gledhill of Los Angeles, Calif., and Thomas Gledhill of Frackville, Pa.; four daughters, Barbara Quimby of Pine Bush, Patricia Coley of Santa Cruz, Calif., Kathy Hein of Rotunda West, Fla., and Penny Collins of Bloomingburg; a brother, William Peck of Newburgh; 16 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a brother, Walter Peck, and a sister, Rita Warf.
No local services were announced.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, Fla. 34238 or to the charity of one's choice.
Thomas J. Donnelly
Ret. A&P Manager, 90
Thomas Joseph Donnelly of Glen Spey, a retired manager for A & P Food Stores in Montgomery and a former Walden resident, died Saturday, November 9, 2002, at St. Joseph's Place in Port Jervis. He was 90 years of age.
The son of the late Thomas and Bridget-Hoey Donnelly, he was born in Burnbank, Scotland.
Mr. Donnelly was a member of the Most Precious Blood Roman Catholic Church in Walden. A World War II veteran of the United States Navy, he witnessed the signing of peace in Tokyo Bay aboard the USS Missouri on September 2, 1945. following World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Ella Kiepe Donnelly, at home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas and Sandra Donnelly of Alpharetta, Ga., and Charles and Ann Donnelly of Glen Spey; a sister, Dee Behr of Long Island; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a daughter, Theresa "Terry" Petty.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home in Port Jervis, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. at Most Precious Blood Roman Catholic Church in Walden with the Rev. Kenneth Loughman officiating.
Burial will be made in the Wallkill Valley Cemetery in Walden.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph's Place, c/o Bon Secours Health Systems, 160 East Main St., Port Jervis, N.Y. 12771.
Anne M. Denman
Anne M. Denman of Livingston Manor, a homemaker and a 37-year area resident, died Saturday, November 9, 2002, at the Wingate at Dutchess Facility in Fishkill. She was 67 years of age.
The daughter of the late Stanton A. and Catherine Murray Dorgan, she was born January 14, 1935, in the Bronx. She was the widow of Jon Denman.
Mrs. Denman was a member of St. Aloysius Church in Livingston Manor.
In a family statement, it was said, "'Auntie' Anne was a kind person that loved everybody and everyone loved her. She spent her life adoring her family. Anne was like a mother to her nieces and nephews; we were all her children. Anne was an avid bingo player who shared many years with her bingo 'family.' She lived life to the fullest. Anne had a youthful spark that allowed her to spread her spirit through the hearts of all the lives she touched. She will be dearly missed."
She is survived by her longtime companion, Richard Bacigalupi, at home; two sisters, Patricia Merolla of New Fairfield, Conn., and Catherine and her husband, Robert Sudmann, of Livingston Manor; a sister-in-law, Joan Ciarcia of Ossining; four nephews and their wives, Robert and Tammi Dorgan, Melvin Jr. and Erin Gorr, Jason and Tracey Gorr and Kelvin and Anna Gorr; four nieces, Patti Dorgan, Patti Ayne Merolla, Stacey Merolla and Dawn D'Auria and her husband, Al; 10 grandnieces and nephews; two stepdaughters, Laurie Bacigalupi of New Jersey and Dara Gurin and her husband, Bill, of Liverpool; a stepson, Richard Bacigalupi of New Jersey; and a granddaughter, Riley Gurin. She also leaves her faithful dog, Elvie.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Aloysius Church in Livingston Manor with the Rev. William Collins officiating.
Burial will be made in St. Aloysius Cemetery in Livingston Manor.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Livingston Manor Volunteer Ambulance Corps, P.O. Box 1, Livingston Manor, N.Y. 12758 or to Memorial Sloan Kettering, 1275 York Ave. New York, N.Y. 10021.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home in Livingston Manor.
Daniel Lamberti, 79
Former Forestburgh Sup.
Daniel Lamberti of Forestburgh, a 43-year area resident, a former six-year Town of Forestburgh Supervisor and the retired principal of the Kenneth L. Rutherford Elementary School in Monticello where he served for 22 years, died Saturday, November 9, 2002, at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Binghamton. He was 79 years of age.
The son of the late Pasquale and Rose Caputo Lamberti, he was born March 21, 1923, in Newark, N.J.
Mr. Lambert was an Air Force veteran of World War II. He had also served the Town of Forestburgh as a former Justice of the Peace and a Councilman.
In a family statement, it was said, "Dan's legacy will live on with those who deeply loved him."
He is survived by his family, Edward and Danielle Mack of Forestburgh; his godchildren, Barrett Daniel Mack, Evan Mack and Loren Mack; and several dear friends, nieces and nephews.
Services were private, followed by cremation.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Emma Biggins of Bloomingburg, a homemaker and a 10-year area resident, died Sunday, November 10, 2002, at the Orange Regional Medical Center, Arden Hill Campus, in Goshen. She was 79 years of age.
The daughter of the late Frank and Sadie Zielinski, she was born March 9, 1923, in Brooklyn. She was the widow of John Biggins.
Mrs. Biggins is survived by a son, Robert A. Blumfield of Bloomingburg; three grandchildren, John Blumfield of Milford, Pa., Bobbie-Joe Blumfield of Goshen and Jackie Blumfield of Bloomingburg; a great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were private.
Cremation was made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Ret. Secy./Bookkeeper, 84
Dorothy Bliefernich of Crestwood Village of Manchester Twp. in Whiting, N.J., died Friday, November 8, 2002, at her home. She was 84 years of age.
The widow of Fred Bliefernich, who died in 1993 after 51 years of marriage, she was born in Bayonne, N.J., resided in Staten Island for many years and moved to Whiting, N.J. in 1986.
She was secretary/bookkeeper at Pouch Terminal in Staten Island for 15 years and then at John A. Milnes Co. in Staten Island, for 15 years before retiring in 1982.
Mrs. Bliefernich was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Whiting, N.J.; a member of the Church Council, treasurer of the Church Women's Club and a leader of the Monthly Women's Bible Study Group. She was also the treasurer of the Crestwood Village II Women's Club.
In a family statement, it was said, "She was completely devoted to a very important part of her life, her family."
Mrs. Bliefernich was an avid cross stitcher and loved crafts. She was very fond of Lutheran Camp Koinonia in Highland Lake.
She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Fred H. and Janet Bliefernich of Yardville, John E. and Carol Bliefernich of Eldred and Robert C. and Carol Bliefernich of Highland Lake; two daughters, Mary Ann and her husband, Danny O'Shea, of Lady Lake, Fla., and Barbara Brooks of Whiting, N.J.; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Friends may call on Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. at the Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home, 115 Lacey Rd., Whiting, N.J., and from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Christ Lutheran Church, Schoolhouse Rd., Whiting, N.J.
Services will be held at the church at 8 p.m. Tuesday evening.
Interment will be made on Wednesday at the Bayview Cemetery in Jersey City, N.J.
Memorial contributions may be made to Camp Koinonia, 165 Lakeview Dr., Highland Lake, N.Y. 12743.
Linda J. D'Andrea
Linda J. D'Andrea of Walden, a receptionist for Blaser Swiss Lube in Goshen and a longtime area resident, died Saturday, November 9, 2002, in Newburgh. She was 48 years of age.
The daughter of the late Ralph and Marion Finch Townsend, she was born July 1, 1954, in Oneonta.
Mrs. D'Andrea was a member of the Goodwill Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Montgomery, a former church secretary and active in Kairos through the church.
She is survived by her husband, Charles J. D'Andrea, at home; four children, Shawna Townsend of Walden, Joseph Townsend and his wife, Karol, of Bloomingburg, Jennifer Diaz Del Valle of Newburgh, Charles J. D'Andrea Jr. of Walden; seven grandchildren, James, Kenneth, Ryan, John, Brittany, Joseph and Marley; four brothers, Douglas Townsend of North Carolina, Ralph Townsend Jr. of Missouri, and John and Duane Townsend, both of Walden; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, Donald and Dickie Townsend; and her stepfather, Charles Spears.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Goodwill Presbyterian Church, Rt. 208, Montgomery, with the Rev. John Torres officiating.
Burial will be made in Goodwill Cemetery in Montgomery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Goodwill Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Route 208, Montgomery, N.Y. 12549 or to Hospice of Orange, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.
John J. Borg
Ret. Businessman, 67
John J. Borg of Narrowsburg, a 16-year area resident and the retired owner of a gas station and bar/restaurant in Queens, died Tuesday, November 5, 2002, at his home. He was 67 years of age.
The son of the late Sandor and Rozalia Pazsitka Boldizsar, he was born November 5, 1935, in Hungary. He was the widower of Hildagard Borg who died November 11, 1982.
An honorably discharged veteran of the U.S. Army, Mr. Borg had also worked for UPS and a trucking company. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed repairing cars and operating construction equipment.
He is survived by a brother, Tibor Boldizar, a niece, Ildiko Jager and her husband Ferenc, and their two children, Ferenc Jr. and Daniel Jager, all of Hungary. The family wishes to recognize and thank two life-time friends, Ms. Gyorgy Bergmann and Mr. Les Bergmann and all others who befriended John.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Rasmussen Sons Funeral Home in Narrowsburg with the Rev. Phyllis Haynes officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans.