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November 29, 2002

Marie J. Cates

Marie Jordan Cates of Biloxi, Miss., a former resident of Mileses, died Friday, November 22, 2002, in Biloxi.
The widow of Robert Cates, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Mazie Jordan.
In a family statement, it was said, "Mrs. Cates was a dedicated and loving grandmother who enjoyed traveling with her family."
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Chris Lohr of Callicoon; two daughters and sons-in-law, Rhonda and Peter Dnistrian of Monroe and Debra and Frank Young of Ocean Springs, Miss.; six grandchildren, Joel Dnistrian and his wife, Barrie, of Manhattan, Monique Bosarge and her husband, Joseph, of Biloxi, Miss., Nicole Young of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Amanda Dnistrian of Monroe, Tanya Lohr of Callicoon and Brandon Young of Ocean Springs, Miss.
A private memorial service will be held in New York.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Poplarhead United Methodist Church, 13196 Poplarhead Rd., Lyman, Miss. 39574.

Julius Moss, 84

Julius Moss of Naples, Fla., a former resident of Monticello, died November 20, 2002.
The son of the late Isidore and Fannie Edelson Moss, he was born June 26, 1918, in New York City.
Mr. Moss was a World War II veteran and an avid shuffleboard player.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Opal Moss, at home; two children and their spouses, Betty and Robert Friedland and Ronald and Janet Moss, all of Monticello; a brother, David Moss and his wife, Arlene of Raleigh, N.C.; a sister and her husband, Mildred and Phillip Paul of Wheaton, Md.; three grandchildren, Shawn Moss, Marc Friedland and Karen Mannino; and four great-grandchildren, Carson Mannino, Kee Moss, Cadence Mannino and Christopher Moss. He was predeceased in death by a brother, Norman Moss.
Services were held at Johnson-Pittman Funeral and Cremation Service, a Dignity Memorial Provider, in Naples, Fla.
Entombment was made at the Naples Memorial Gardens in Florida.

Leo A. Budakowski
Ret. NYC Police Offc., 82

Leo A. Budakowski of Beach Lake, Pa., a retired police officer for the New York City Police Department and a 30-year area resident, died Monday, November 25, 2002, at his home. He was 82 years of age.
The son of the late Walter and Frances Zbozen Budakowski, he was born September 1, 1920, in New Haven, Conn.
An Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of the American Legion Post No. 945 in Wormleysburg, Pa.; and a member of the Pulaski Association and the PBA, both in New York City.
He is survived by his wife, Gloria Budakowski, at home; six children, Regina Clawson of Port Jervis, Andrew Budakowski of Willingboro, N.J., Janine McLaughlin and her husband, Bob, of Lakeville, Pa., John Budakowski and his wife, Ellen, of Tafton, Pa., Maria T. Coutts and her husband, Jimmy, of Hawley, Pa., and Richard Budakowski and his wife, Sandy, of New Mexico; a sister, Julia Starzyk of Wayne, N.J.; ten grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Barney Budakowski, and a sister, Jean Sala.
Services were private.
Cremation was made at the Twin Tiers Crematory with burial of the cremains to be made in the Glen Cove Cemetery in Narrowsburg at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Ulster County Unit, 159 Green St., Kingston, N.Y. 12401.
Arrangements were made by the Rasmussen Sons Funeral Home in Narrowsburg.

Robin Litton
Program Coord., 64

Robin Litton of Woodstock, with residences in Anna Maria, Fla., and LaTour D'Aigues, Provence, died November 20, 2002, in Albany. He was 64 years of age.
He was born March 8, 1938, in Rice's Landing, Pennsylvania, and was predeceased by his longtime companion, actor-writer Joseph Leon who died in 2001.
He was a 1960 graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania and was named Distinguished Alumnus of the Year in 1982.
Mr. Litton worked as a program coordinator for ABC-TV Entertainment during the 1970s and was senior program controller for special events for ABC-TV News during the 1980s.
He was a member of Kappa Delta Rho social fraternity and Phi Mu Alpha Sintonia, professional musician's fraternity.
A member of the Board of Directors for Maverick Concerts in Woodstock, he was a benefactor of the Museum at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
He is survived by a sister, Joyce Krause, a brother, John Krajnak, and several nieces and nephews, all of Pennsylvania.
Interment was made in the Woodstock Artists' Cemetery in Woodstock.
Memorial contributions may be made to Maverick Concerts or the Museum at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Foundation for IUP, Sutton Hall, Indiana, Pa. 15702.

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