December 10, 2002
Health Care Manager
Margaret Schmick Willsey of Baldwinsville, a regional manager of MVP Health Care in Dewitt and a 26-year resident of Syracuse, died Friday, November 29, 2002, at University Hospital in Syracuse.
Born in Middletown to Phyllis C. Chapman Schmick and the late William H. Schmick, she graduated from Monticello Central School in 1972 and Albany School of Nursing in 1975.
She is survived by her mother of Wurtsboro; a son, Jeremy M. Willsey of Baldwinsville; and a brother, Peter J. Schmick of Wurtsboro.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Christ Community United Methodist Church, 3474 Stiles Road, Syracuse.
Burial was made in the Sylvan Cemetery in Wurtsboro on Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lupus Foundation of America, CNY Chapter, 5858 E. Molloy Road, Syracuse, N.Y. 13211.
Terry Malone, 61
Ret. Maintenance Super
Terry Malone of Middletown, a retired 31-year maintenance supervisor for the New York State Department of Transportation, died Wednesday, December 4, 2002, at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. He was 61 years of age.
The son of the late John and Eleanor Sherer Malone, he was born July 12, 1941, in Teaneck, N.J.
A 1960 graduate of New York Military Academy, he served as a past captain and volunteer member of the Mazzepa Fire Company for 30 years.
Mr. Malone is survived by his wife, Frances Lavalle Malone, at home; four children, Kathleen DeAngeles of Martinville, N.J., Terry Malone Jr. of Davidson, N.C., Sean Malone of Nanuet and Megan Brady of Nyack; two stepchildren, Frank Detmer of Rochester and Elaine Meade of Wurtsboro; nine grandchildren, Caitlin, Sarah, Amanda, Matthew, Lauren, Thomas, Julia, Allison and Joseph; and a brother, John Malone III of Montvale, N.J.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Monday at St. Columba Roman Catholic Church in Chester.
Private burial was made in St. Columba Cemetery in Chester.
Edward L. Hicok
Former Mayor, 86
Edward Louis Hicok, a lifelong resident and former mayor of Newton, N.J., died Saturday, December 7, 2002, at the Bristol Glen Health Care Pavilion in Newton, N.J., following a long illness. He was 86 years of age.
The son of the late Claude Robert and Annabel Pierson Hicok, he was a graduate of Newton High School, Class of 1936. He was the widower of Dorothy Louisa Mooney Hicok who died September 29, 1996, after 57 years of marriage.
He had worked for several prominent companies including Darlington Mills, JR Roof and the Picatinny Arsenal. Later, he became the owner/operator of the former Newton Diner and a co-owner of the Peatfield Moving and Storage in Newton, N.J. After retiring from the diner, Mr. Hicok worked for several years with the Sears Department Store until his retirement in May 1981.
Mr. Hicok was active in civic life over 30 years with the town government, serving 12 years on the Newton Town Council, the Newton Planning Board and served three terms as mayor of Newton, 1966-67, 1970-71 and 1975-76.
A 50-year plus member of the First United Methodist Church of Newton, he was also a 50-year plus member of the Harmony Lodge, F.&A.M., in Newton and a charter member of the Newton Lions Club. He was a member of the New Jersey Conference of Mayors, and a founder and past member of the Blue Ridge Drum and Bugle Corps.
He is survived two daughters and sons-in-law, Diane and James Naisby of Great River and Linda and Bob Kays of Callicoon; a son and daughter-in-law, Kris and Loretta Hicok of Rockaway, N.J.; a brother, C. Robert Hicok of Ft. Myers, Fla.; 10 grandchildren, Traci Naisby Shores, James Naisby Jr., Kara Naisby Kayser, Jeffrey and Gregory Kays of Callicoon, Amy Kays Sykes of Roscoe, Adam Kays of Callicoon, Scott, Todd and Kristi Hicok; five great-grandchildren, Timothy and Marissa Shores, Danielle, Edward and Carrie Sykes; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a grandson, Gary Kays, and a brother, Raymond Hicok.
Friends may call at the Iliff-Ruggiero Funeral Home, 156 Main St., (Route 206), Newton, N.J., Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Services will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday at 2 p.m.
Interment will be made in the Newton Cemetery in Newton, N.J.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Newton, 111 Ryerson Ave., Newton, N.J. 07860.
Blanche Barnes of Barryville, a longtime area resident and a homemaker, died Friday, December 6, 2002, at her home, following a long illness. She was 60 years of age.
The daughter of Carmine Petrigliano and the late Dolores Leeds Petrigliano, she was born March 1, 1942, in Atlantic City, N.J.
In a family statement, it was said, "Our memories of her as a loving mother and wife, and as a person who tried to make everyone who she met happy, will live in our hearts forever."
She is survived by her husband of 26 years, John Barnes, at home; her father of Highland Lake; two sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Kathy Gore of Middletown and David and Kim Gore of Cuddebackville; a daughter and son-in-law, Kathy Daub-Stearns and Alan Stearns of Stowe, Vt.; four brothers, Tony Petri of Pelham Manor, Carl Petri of Levittown, Victor Petrigliano of Manorville and Michael Petrigliano of Ireland; a sister, Dolores Josefowitz of Highland Lake; eight grandchildren; a great-grandson; and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and cousins. She was predeceased by a brother, Corkey Epp and a grandson, David Gore Jr.
Services were held Monday at the Gray-Rasmussen Funeral Home in Barryville with the Rev. Nancy Vonderhorst officiating.
Cremation was made at the H.G. Smith Crematory in Stroudsburg, Pa.
Private burial will be made in the Montoza Cemetery in Eldred.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 63, Eldred, N.Y. 12732-0063.
Arnold J. Peters
Ret. From AT&T, 56
Arnold J. "Arnie" Peters of Seattle, Wash., a former resident of Sullivan County and a three-year retiree of AT&T Telecommunications, died Tuesday, November 26, 2002, in Seattle, Wash. He was 56 years of age.
He was born August 10, 1946, in Staten Island and was a veteran of the United States Navy.
Mr. Peters loved the outdoors and was an avid camper, fisherman, golfer and gardener. He was also a skilled craftsman and a master baker.
In a family statement, it was said, "He will be remembered by his extended family and his many friends. He will be sorely missed."
He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Kathy Peters, at home; and two daughters, Deirdre and Katrina.
A memorial service was held Sunday at Peace Lutheran Church in Seattle.
Memorial contributions may be sent to The Peters Family Fund, c/o Peace Lutheran Church, 8316 39th Avenue S.W., Seattle, Wash. 98136. It will be used to assist his daughters with their future needs.
Roland "Rolie" Reed of Mongaup Valley, a lifelong area resident and the owner/operator of Rolie Reed Trucking for the past 52 years, died Friday, December 6, 2002, at his home. He was 74 years of age.
The son of the late Earl and Margaret Calhoun Reed, he was born June 19, 1928, in Monticello.
Mr. Reed was a 41-year member of the Church of the Nazarene in Rock Hill and served as a choir member, lay leader and former board member. He was a former member of the Gideon's International. Twice a year, Mr. Reed delivered two tractor- trailer loads of Bibles to New York City for free distribution.
In a family statement, it was said "He was very active in various community projects and was always there when someone was in need. He was a 20-year contractor for Leisure Time Ice & Spring Water Co. and he always enjoyed the people he worked with, especially Bruce Reynolds and Al Feller."
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Suzanne Luning Reed, at home; a son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Diane Reed of Red Hook; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Julie Reed of Easton, Mass., Helen and Kenneth Chappell of Bethel and Melanie and Scott Cook of Hatfield, Pa.; two brothers, Earl Reed of Rivervale, N.J., and Milton Reed and his wife, Audrey, of Sebastian, Fla; 12 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Madline Shafer, and three brothers, Kenneth, George and Raymond Reed.
There will be no visitation.
Cremation will be made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
A memorial service will be held at the Church of the Nazarene in Rock Hill on Thursday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Roy Shaffer and the Rev. John Sherman officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of the Nazarene, Katrina Falls Rd., Rock Hill, N.Y. 12775 or to the Glory of God Christian High School, c/o Chappell, 576 Happy Ave., Swan Lake, N.Y. 12783.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Liberty.