Ret. Correc. Officer
Thomas William "Bill" Reynolds of Houston, Texas, died Monday, December 16, 2002, in Houston.
Born in Freeport, L.I., he lived most of his life in upstate New York. Upon his retirement from the New York Department of Corrections, Lieutenant Reynolds and his wife retired to Floral City, Fla., and lived there until moving to Houston, Texas, in 2001.
He was a World War II veteran with service in Africa and Europe.
In a family statement, it was said, "He worked hard all of his life and took great pleasure in ocean fishing, gardening, carpentry and earning his pilot's license."
Mr. Reynolds is survived by his wife, Mary; two daughters, Debra and Pat; a sister and brother-in-law, Jane and Bill; a grandson, Marc; and two sons-in-law, Vic and Jack.
No further information was furnished.
Cards of condolence will reach Mrs. Reynolds at 2332 Park St. A, Houston, Tex. 77019.
Blanche Heller of Bethel, a longtime area resident and a homemaker, died Wednesday, December 18, 2002, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 84 years of age.
The daughter of the late Michael Heller and Rebecca Blecher Jafee, she was born June 19, 1918, in Brooklyn. She was the widow of Bernie Heller.
Mrs. Heller is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Arthur and Sarah Heller of Keene, N.H.; two daughters, Michele Pidgon of Phoenix, Ariz., and Ronita Heller of Albany; and four grandchildren, Brett, Jennifer, Ariana and Perin.
Graveside services and burial were held Thursday at the Temple Beth-El Cemetery in Bethel with Rabbi Irwin Tanenbaum officiating.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello.
William J. Kamm
Pharmaceutical Emp., 58
William John Kamm of Bahama, N.C., died Tuesday at the Durham Regional Hospital in Durham, N.C.
The son of the late William and Lillian Hauser Kamm, he was born in Manhattan.
A graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson College in Madison, N.J., he was employed in the pharmaceutical business for 35 years, retiring from Organon Teknika in Treyburn after 14 years of service.
He is survived by his wife, Lynn Verner Kamm; a son, Adam Kamm; and a daughter, Emily Kamm.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Hall-Wynne Funeral Service in Durham, N.C .
No further information was received.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Durham Youth Orchestra, P.O. Box 71125, Durham, N.C. 27722-1125.
Constance Blaha of Bloomingburg, a homemaker and a 40-year resident, formerly of Brooklyn, died Wednesday, December 18, 2002, at her home. She was 89 years of age.
The daughter of the late Ferdinand and Maria Piumelli, she was born February 3, 1913, in New York.
She was a member of the Bloomingburg East Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses in Bloomingburg and a faithful servant of her god, Jehovah, for the last 55 years.
Mrs. Blaha is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Julius Jr. and Kathy Blaha of Bloomingburg; a sister, Marie Genoese of Brooklyn; two grandchildren, Joshua David of Albany, Ga., and Jacob Daniel of Richmond, Va.; two great-grandchildren, Corbin and Akadia Blaha; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday at the Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, 130 Highland Ave., Middletown.
A Memorial Service of Remembrance will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at the Bloomingburg Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 21 Joshua Dr., Bloomingburg.
Burial will be made in the family plot of the Bloomingburg Cemetery.
Ret. Constr. Wkr., 90
Roy Boone of Monticello, a 60-year area resident and a retired construction worker for the Tunnel and Bridge Workers Union, died Monday, December 16, 2002, at the Sullivan County Adult Care Center in Liberty. He was 90 years of age.
The son of the late Isaiah and Hollie McDowell Boone, he was born March 18, 1912, in Fayetteville, N.C.
Mr. Boone was a member of Friendship Baptist Church in Ferndale and a former member of the Bethany Masonic Lodge in South Fallsburg.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Helen Rock Boone, at home; four sons, Ronald Boone and his wife, Joyce, of Panama City, Fla., Derrick Holmes and Raymond Holmes, both of Binghamton, and Bernard Moore of Monticello; seven daughters, Debra Villanueva of Monticello, Shelia Lennon of Liberty, Sharon Davis and her husband, Ivan, of Virginia Beach, Va., Sharon Martinez of Hudson, Fla., Nathaline Holmes of Binghamton, Lisa Watts of New Jersey and Sandra Wright of Poughkeepsie; a sister, Ruby Christian of Detroit, Mich.; 20 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by four brothers, Ralph, Isaiah, Thermon and Jimmy Boone.
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Friendship Baptist Church, Route 17, Ferndale.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. at the church with the Rev. Willie Smith officiating.
Burial will be made in the Orchard Street Cemetery in Livingston Manor at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Friendship Baptist Church, Route 17, Ferndale, N.Y. 12734.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Monticello.
Carol A. Houman
Postal Clerk, 49
Carol Ann Houman of Bethel, a lifelong area resident and a U. S. Postal Clerk at the Long Eddy Post Office, died Monday, December 16, 2002, at the Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale, Pa., after a long illness. She was 49 years of age.
The daughter of John "Jerry" and Katherine "Kay" Colo Hector, she was born June 12, 1953, in Liberty.
An original Woodstocker, she also owned Grandma's Lickety Split of Jeffersonville and Larry's Dog House of Bethel.
Mrs. Houman was a member of the Acts 1:8 Church in Cochecton and the Ladies Auxiliary to the Stangel-Bernstein Post No. 8086, Veterans of Foreign Wars, in Woodbourne. She was a former board of elections inspector and a former Bethel Youth Board member.
In a family statement, special thanks was extended to the officers and civilian staff of the Woodbourne Correctional Facility and the U. S. Postal Service, Carol's friends, co-workers and family members.
She is survived by her parents of Bethel; her husband, Larry Houman, and a son, Larry Houman Jr., at home; three daughters, Candy Houman and her companion, Tom Sheldon, of Jeffersonville, Cindy Edmunds and her husband, Farnell, of Old Towne, Fla., and Carolynn Colton of Bethel; a brother, John Hector Jr. of Bethel; three sisters, Bonnie Lagoda and her husband, Barry, of Bethel, and Donna Hector and Kathy Hector, both of Bethel; six grandchildren, Michael Sheldon, Christina Mann, Dannielle Mann, Christopher Colton, Jayson Colton and John Isaacs; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday at Acts 1:8 Church in Cochecton with the Rev. Dennis Ubertini officiating.
Cremation was made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Memorial contributions may be made to Acts 1:8 Church, Cochecton Turnpike, Cochecton, N.Y. 12726.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Kauneonga Lake.
Ella Wale Poley, 80
Ret. Welfare Examiner
Ella Wale Poley of South Fallsburg, a retired social welfare examiner for the County of Sullivan and the former co-owner of Poley's Shoe Store in Liberty for many years, died Tuesday, December 17, 2002, at the home of her daughter in Glen Allen, Va. She was 80 years of age.
The daughter of the late Ethel Lindsay Wale, she was born March 17, 1922, in Liberty. She was the widow of Richard L. Poley.
An avid golfer, Mrs. Poley played every day with cherished friends until shortly before her death.
In a family statement, it was said, "She enjoyed life and will be loved and remembered always by her family, friends and the lives of all she touched." The family asks that you remember her in your own special way.
She is survived by a sister, Agnes Wilson of Swansboro, N.C.; four daughters, Glenna Stieglitz and her husband, Richard, of South Fallsburg, Lynne Austin of Glen Allen, Va., Laurie Arliss and her husband, Robert of Auburn and Georgia Buckles and her husband, Brent of Glastonbury, Conn.; 10 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, George and Maurice Wale.
Private graveside services and burial will be held later at the Liberty Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bon Secours Hospice, 8580 Megellan Parkway, Richmond, Va. 23227; The Lance Armstrong Foundation, P.O. Box 161150, Austin, Tex. 78716-1150; Shoes That Fit, 689 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont, Calif. 91711; or to the charity of one's choice.
Arrangements were made by the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Monticello.
Ret. LMCS Prin., 93
Russell Ludlum of Jacksonville, Fla., a math teacher and former supervising principal of the Livingston Manor School District, died Wednesday, December 11, 2002, in Jacksonville. He was 93 years of age.
Born and raised in Albany, he attended public school and graduated from New York State College for Teachers in Albany. He received a Master's degree in Education from Cornell University. He was the widower of Mildred Powell Ludlum.
Mr. Ludlum taught mathematics and was a deputy superintendent in Walden before moving to Chester Union Free School to act as supervising principal there. Post retirement, he taught math in Liberty Central School District for one year after being at the Livingston Manor school.
A Navy Veteran of World War II, serving from 1942 to 1946, he was a charter member of the Livingston Manor Rotary Club; served as a director of the Kaplan Fund; and served several years on the board of the Roscoe Nursing Home.
In a family statement, it was said, "His good nature, sense of humor and commitment to public education will be remembered by all those who knew him."
He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Mary and David Becker of Jacksonville, Fla.; a grandson, Thomas A. Denman and his wife, Gretchen, of Albuquerque, N.Mex.; and two great-grandchildren, Lauren and Justin Denman.
There were no services.
Burial was made at the Oaklawn Cemetery in Jacksonville.
Memorial contributions may be made to River Garden Hebrew Home or Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, both in Jacksonville, Fla.
Ret. Carpenter, 95
Carl F. Brinkman of Welcome Lake, Pa., a retired carpenter, a farmer and a lifelong area resident, died Tuesday, December 17, 2002, at the Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale, Pa. He was 95 years of age.
The son of the late Henry and Margaret Stranahan Brinkman, he was born June 1, 1907, in Atco, Pa.
Mr. Brinkman was a founding member of the Welcome Lake Fire Co .
He is survived by his wife, Beverly Brinkman, at home; a daughter, Karen Hunt of Welcome Lake, Pa; a son and daughter-in-law, Edward and Barbara Brinkman of Seabrook, N.H.; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, Harry and Louis; three sisters, Freda LaPoint, Frances Crosby and Marie Barnhart; and two grandchildren, Joshua and Jeremy Brinkman.
Friends may call at the Rasmussen Sons Funeral Home in Narrowsburg on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Phyllis Haynes officiating.
Burial will be made in the Glen Cove Cemetery in Narrowsburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Welcome Lake Fire Department, Beach Lake, Pa. 18405.
Dorothy M. Shaw
Dorothy Marie Shaw of Port Jervis, a lifelong area resident and a homemaker, died Monday, December 16, 2002, at the Orange County Residential Health Care Facility in Goshen. She was 75 years of age.
The daughter of the late William Thomas and Jennie Ellen Maher Fredericks, she was born May 15, 1927, in Warwick. She was the widow of Charles L. Shaw who died October 12, 1996.
Mrs. Shaw was a former member of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Tri-States Naval Ship Post No. 7241, Veterans of Foreign Wars, in Port Jervis.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Josephine and Neil Poulo of Middletown; three brothers, Floyd Fredericks of Port Jervis, Samuel Fredericks of Pond Eddy and William Fredericks of Glen Spey; two grandchildren, Michael Poulo and Erin Pilgrim; four great-grandchildren, Kimberly and Brittany Poulo, and Ryan and Victoria Pilgrim; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Clifford Fredericks.
Services were held Wednesday at the Gray-Parker Funeral Home in Port Jervis with the Rev. Betsy Diver officiating.
Burial was made in the Pine Hill Cemetery in Sparrowbush.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Disease Research, 15825 Shady Grove Rd., Suite 140, Rockville, Md. 20850.
Mary E. Cuttita
Mary Elizabeth Cuttita of Liberty, a homemaker and a 52-year area resident, died Tuesday, December 17, 2002, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 89 years of age.
The daughter of the late Robert and Anna Mae Gregg Smith, she was born August 25, 1913, in Manhattan. She was the widow of Carmine J. Cuttita.
Mrs. Cuttita was a member of St. Peter's Church and the Town of Liberty Senior Citizens, both in Liberty, and the AARP.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Frank and Rose Cuttita of Liberty; three daughters, and two sons-in-law, Constance Lenox of Woodbourne, Anna Mae and Albert Bogert of Carlisle, Pa., and Mary and Steven Prince of Liberty; a daughter-in-law, Jane Cuttita of Liberty; a brother, Frank Smith of Miller Place; 23 grandchildren; and 47 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by three sons, Ignatius, Robert and Vincent Cuttita; a daughter-in-law, Grace Cuttita; two brothers, William and Robert Smith; and three grandsons, Craig Thomas Cuttita, Robert Cuttita Jr. and William Huebsch.
Friends may call at the Ramsay's Funeral Home, 275 South Main St., Liberty, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:45 a.m. on Saturday at St. Peter's Church with Monsignor Edward Straub officiating.
Burial will be made in the family plot at St. Peter's Cemetery in Liberty.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter's Regional School, 264 N. Main St., Liberty, N.Y. 12754.
Ella V. Stranahan of Narrowsburg, a homemaker and a 56-year area resident, died Wednesday, December 18, 2002, at the Wayne Woodlands Manor in Waymart, Pa. She was 79 years of age.
The daughter of the late St. Clair and Rose Carroll Mayers, she was born October 8, 1923, in Brooklyn.
Mrs. Stranahan had also assisted her husband for many years in the operation of their business, Stranahan's Store, in Narrowsburg.
She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and the Tusten Senior Citizens, both in Narrowsburg, and a member of St. Tammany Chapter No. 492, Order of the Eastern Star, in Callicoon.
She is survived by her husband Milton "Bud" Stranahan, at home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Marjorie and James Janowski of Narrowsburg and Wanda and Victor Bidwell of Hartselle, Ala.; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, Edwin Mayers and George Mayers, and a sister, Marjorie Mayers.
Cremation was made at the Twin Tiers Crematory in Endicott.
A memorial service will be held at a later date with burial of the cremains to be made in Glen Cove Cemetery in Narrowsburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, Narrowsburg, N.Y. 12764.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Rasmussen Sons Funeral Home in Narrowsburg.
Ret. Secretary, 84
Lillian Irene Haller of Wurtsboro, a retired secretary and a longtime area resident, died Sunday, December 15, 2002, at the Jamaica Hospital in Queens. She was 84 years of age.
The daughter of the late Charles C. and Florence M. Love Cain, she was born August 23, 1918, in Woodhaven. She was the widow of Howard R. Haller who died February 19, 2002.
Mrs. Haller is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Joyce Bernabo-Terrano and her husband, John, of Woodhaven and Barbara and Ian Brennan of Godeffroy; four nephews and their wives, George and Mary Heinsohn, James Shaw, Jerre and Barbara Cain and Ed and Carole Cain; seven grandchildren, Janet and her husband, Patrick, Philip and his wife, Martina, John Jr., Nicole and her husband, Sandy, Jaclynne and her fiance Sal, Travis and Cheyenne; five great-grandchildren, Patrick John, Ashley, Dominique, Sydney Rose and Gregory Jr.; and eight grand-nieces and grand-nephews, Christian, Kerry, Scott, Glen, Tommy, Karen, Craig and Aspen.
Services were held Thursday at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Wurtsboro with the Rev. Robert Pinto officiating.
Burial was made in the Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 2 Jefferson Plaza, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 12601 or to the American Cancer Society, 159 Green St., Kingston, N.Y. 12401.