December 27, 2002
Eugenia "Edie" Lounds of Monticello, a longtime area resident and a homemaker, died Sunday, December 22, 2002, at the Sullivan County Adult Care Center in Liberty. She was 97 years of age.
The daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Septimus Lounds, she was born March 28, 1905, in Shanton, Jamaica.
Miss Lounds was a member of the United Methodist Church of Monticello.
She is survived by several friends.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday at the Monticello United Methodist Church with the Rev. Gene Smith officiating.
Burial will be made in the Rock Ridge Cemetery in Monticello.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Monticello.
Robert L. Simes
Robert L. Simes of Smallwood, a 10-year area resident and a retired teacher for the Levittown School District in Levittown, LI., died Thursday, December 19, 2002, at the Achieve Rehab and Nursing Facility in Liberty. He was 80 years of age.
The son of the late James and Mary O'Brien Simes, he was born August 23, 1922, in Rhode Island.
A World War II veteran of the Army, attaining the rank of sergeant, he served from 1943 to 1946. Mr. Simes was a member of St. Joseph's Church in Mongaup Valley.
He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Cathy and Michael Lorino of Smallwood; a brother, Ralph B. Simes of Honesdale, Pa.; a sister, Vivian Schomer of Connecticut; three nieces, Peggy Simes, Janet Crawford and Eugenia Hyman; a nephew, Jeremy Schomer; and two grandchildren, Robert and Brandon Lorino.
A Memorial Mass will be offered at St. Joseph's Church in Mongaup Valley on Friday at 10 a.m.
Cremation was made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home of Kauneonga Lake.
Sanford Smith Sr.. 60
Sanford R. Smith Sr. of New Hampton, a lifelong area resident, died Sunday, December 22, 2002, at the Orange Regional Medical Center, Horton Campus, in Middletown. He was 60 years of age.
The son of the late Lester Francis and Elsie Devitt Smith, he was born January 1, 1942, in Harriman.
He is survived by a daughter, Debra Smith Romer of Bloomingburg; a son, Sanford Smith Jr. of New Hampton; three grandchildren; a great-grandchild; his siblings, Lester W. Smith of Chester, Rose Turk of Middletown, Frank Smith of Pine Bush and Beverly Weaver of Butler, N.J.; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Gloria Lillman. He loved his dog, Jordan, who was his best friend and constant companion.
Services were private.
Remo M. Rea
Ret. Contractor, 86
Remo M. Rea of Suffern, a retired contractor and 84-year resident of the United States, died Tuesday, December 19, 2002, in Suffern. He was 86 years of age.
The son of the late Guiseppe and Elvezia Rea, he was born April 23, 1916, in Italy.
A World War II veteran, he served with the U.S. Army Engineers in the European Theatre of War.
He is survived by his wife, Edith Rea, at home; a son and daughter-in-law, Joseph and Kathryn Rea who own Rea Ford-Lincoln-Mercury in Monticello and Rea Buick in Port Jervis, and reside in Milford, Pa.; five grandchildren, Gino and Daniel of Milford, Pa., Gerard of Sparrowbush, Victoria of the state of Maine and Jeffrey of New Jersey; seven great-grandchildren, Janine of Liberty, Dominick, Joseph, Danielle, Gino and Michael, all of Milford, Pa., and Thomas of New Jersey; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Wanda and Peter Russo and Lydia and Carmine Capaniegro; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Lydia Juliano, and a brother, Louis Rea.
Graveside services with military honors were held Saturday at the Rose Valley Memorial Cemetery in Putnam Valley.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Rose M. Gallo
Rose M. Gallo of Liberty, a homemaker and an 8-year area resident, died Tuesday, December 24, 2002, at the Sullivan County Adult Care Center in Liberty. She was 94 years of age.
The daughter of the late Guissepe and Carmela Pinto Gallo, she was born March 16, 1908, in Harlem.
Mrs. Gallo was a member of Blessed Sacrament Church in Brooklyn, where she lived for many years.
In a family statement, it was said, "A little woman who made a great impact! To our dear mother, Rose, you were truly a flower whose sweet and gentle fragrance touched the lives of all who knew you. As the earth receives you, let the heavens open the doors for your arrival. We will always love and miss you. Your family and friends."
She is survived by two sons, Ralph Gallo of Smallwood and Rev. Vincent Gallo of Queens; and three grandchildren, Beau Chant Gallo of San Diego, Calif., and Noah Valle Gallo and Elan Blair Gallo, both of New Jersey.
Graveside services were held Thursday at Holy Cross Cemetery in Brooklyn.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Kauneonga Lake.
Ret. Maintenance Man, 63
Henry "Hank" V. Alessandra of Matamoras, Pa., a retired maintenance man for West Point Military Academy in West Point, died Saturday, December 21, 2002, at the Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla. He was 63 years of age.
The son of the late Carl and Evelyn Sexton Alessandra, he was born November 26, 1939, in Port Jervis.
Mr. Alessandra was a United States Army veteran and an associate member of the Matamoras Fire Department in Matamoras, Pa.
He is survived by his wife, Louise Masker Alessandra, at home; a son, Carl Alessandra of Highland Lake; three daughters, Cheryl Perez of Phoenix, Ariz., Deborah Alessandra of Goshen and Melissa Alessandra of Matamoras, Pa.; three sisters, Antoinette Swingler and Evelyn Smith, both of Tennessee, and Lucy Padgett of Port Jervis; a brother, Carl Alessandra of Tennessee; a half-brother, Samuel Alderisio of Mahwah, N.J.; nine grandchildren, Sean, Wayne, Mark O., Stephen, Mark P., Nicole, Sebrina, Samantha and Champagne; two great grandchildren, Gaby and Andrew; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Burial will be made in the Pine Grove Cemetery in Matamoras, Pa.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Matamoras Fire Department, P.O. Box 252, Matamoras, Pa. 18336 or to the American Cancer Society, Pike County Unit, 110 West Harford St., Milford, Pa.
Thomas A. Killian
Former Tax Collector, 70
Thomas A. Killian of Liberty, a lifelong area resident and a longtime tax collector for the Town of Liberty, died Tuesday, December 24, 2002, at St. Francis Hospital in Poughkeepsie. He was 70 years of age.
The son of the late Leon and Carrie A. Armstrong Killian, he was born September 22, 1932, in Liberty.
Mr. Killian was a member of St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church in Liberty and had served his community as historian for both the Liberty Volunteer Ambulance Corps and the Ontario Hose Co. #3 of the Liberty Fire Department.
He is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Leon and Jeanne Killian of Livingston Manor; a sister-in-law, Mary Killian of Asbury Park, N.J.; four nieces and nephews, Michael, Patrick, Lynn and Marylou Killian, and five great-nieces and nephews, Charles Killian, Alison Killian, William Killian, Harrison Killian and Mikaela Milk; and several cousins. He was predeceased by a brother, Carl Killian, and a sister, Regina.
Friends may call at the Ramsay's Funeral Home, 275 S. Main St., Liberty on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Saturday at 11:45 a.m. at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church with Monsignor Edward Straub officiating.
Burial will be made in St. Peter's Cemetery in Liberty.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Liberty Volunteer Ambulance Corps, P.O. Box 105; Ontario Hose Co. #3, Sprague Ave. or St. Peter's Church, 264 N. Main St., all at Liberty, N.Y. 12754.