January 3, 2003
Evelyn F. Beck
Former Avon Rep., 79
Evelyn F. Beck of North Branch, a homemaker, former 30-year Avon representative and longtime area resident, died Tuesday, December 31, 2002, at the Care in the Catskills Care Center in White Sulphur Springs. She was 79 years of age.
The daughter of the late Frank and Jenny Huebsch Hemmer, she was born January 5, 1923, in New York City. She was the widow of Harold J. Beck who died October 3, 2000.
Mrs. Beck and her husband formerly owned and operated Beck's Meat Market in North Branch. She was a member of the North Branch Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, the Calico Geese and the Sullivan County Cooperative Extension in Liberty.
She is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Joyce and Mickey Sazoff of Liberty, Gail and Robert Ludwig of Parksville and Cindy and Guy DeLuca of Tusten; and two grandsons, Jason and Tim Sazoff.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Callicoon with Pastor Audrey Pedersen officiating.
Burial will be made in the Lutheran Cemetery in North Branch.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 2 Jefferson Plaza, Suite 203, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 12601 or the North Branch Fire Department, North Branch, N.Y. 12766.
Walter F. Weigand
Ret. Hvy. Equip. Oper.
Walter F. Weigand of Briscoe, a retired heavy equipment operator for the New York City Department of Environmental Protection in Grahamsville and a lifelong area resident, died Monday, December 30, 2002, at his home. He was 79 years of age.
The son of the late Frank and Mary Miller Weigand, he was born November 21, 1923, in Woodbourne. He was the widower of Clara M. Weigand.
Mr. Weigand was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Liberty, a former member of Livingston Manor Lodge #791, Free and Accepted Masons and a former member of the Livingston Manor Fire Department.
He is survived by his wife, Grace L. Weigand, at home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Walter H. and Linda Weigand of Livingston Manor and Donald R. and Shirley Weigand of Liberty; a stepson, Brian LaBarr of Virginia; a daughter and son-in-law, Linda M. and Ralph Spaulding of the state of Florida; a daughter-in-law, Eileen Weigand of Youngsville; a brother, Arthur Weigand of Woodbourne; two sisters, Frances Hill of Grahamsville and Dorothy Osterhout of Divine Corners; five grandchildren; a great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Robert F. Weigand, two brothers, Harold Weigand and Richard Weigand, and a sister, Mildred Roosa.
Services were held Thursday at the First Presbyterian Church in Liberty with the Rev. Richard Bierwas officiating.
Cremation was made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jeffersonville Volunteer First Aid Squad, Jeffersonville, N.Y. 12748 or to the First Presbyterian Church, 81 S. Main St., Liberty, N.Y. 12754.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home in Livingston Manor.
Belle Halpern, 87
Ret. Owner of Sorkin's
Belle Halpern of Livingston Manor, the retired co-owner and operator of Sorkin's Department Store in Livingston Manor and a lifelong area resident, died Wednesday, January 1, 2003, at the Sullivan County Adult Care Center in Liberty. She was 87 years of age.
The daughter of the late Max and Mary Kapelevich Sorkin, she was born April 19, 1915, in Livingston Manor. She was the widow of Walter Halpern.
Mrs. Halpern was a member of Congregation Agudas Achim in Livingston Manor and a past member of the Livingston Manor Central School Board of Education.
In a family statement, it was said, "Mr. and Mrs. Halpern devoted their lives to helping others and improving the quality of life for members of their community."
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Benjamin and Olga Halpern of Champaign, Ill.; a sister, Leya Robison of Lombard, Ill; two grandchildren, Sarah Halpern and Samuel Halpern of Champaign, Ill; and two nieces.
Friends may call at the Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home, 29 Pearl St., Livingston Manor, on Friday from 9:30 to 11 a.m.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with Rabbi Irwin Tanenbaum officiating.
Burial will be made in Agudas Achim Cemetery in Livingston Manor
Memorial contributions may be made to the Livingston Manor Free Library, P.O. Box 999, Livingston Manor, N.Y. 12758; to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan County, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550; or to the charity of one's choice.
Mark Joseph Andrewski of Narrowsburg, a carpenter with Local 19 of Newburgh and a lifelong area resident, died Saturday, December 28, 2002, in Hankins as the result of injuries incurred in an automobile accident. He was 42 years of age.
The son of Rita Connole Andrewski and the late Joseph F. Andrewski, he was born October 17, 1960, in Honesdale, Pa.
He is survived by his wife, Priscilla Andrewski, and two children, Nicholas and Shane Andrewski, all at home; his mother of Lake Huntington; and a sister, Marrita Andrewski of Honesdale, Pa.
Services were held Thursday at the Rasmussen Sons Funeral Home in Narrowsburg with the Rev. Thomas Jones officiating.
Burial was made in the Milanville Cemetery in Milanville, Pa.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Narrowsburg Fire Department or to the Tusten Ambulance Corps, both at Narrowsburg, N.Y. 12764.
Hannah K. Macina
Ret. Bungalow Oper., 93
Hannah Kaminsky Macina of North Miami Beach, Fla., a former resident of Greenfield Park and former 50-year operator of a bungalow colony, died Monday, December 30, 2002, at the Aventura Hospital in Aventura, Fla. She was 93 years of age.
The daughter of the late David and Kate Merkin Kaminsky, she was born November 24, 1909, in New York City.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Elayne and Arthur Edelstein of Oxnard, Calif.; a brother, George Kaminsky of the state of Florida; and two grandsons, David Howard Edelstein and Adam Benjamin Edelstein.
Graveside services and burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Workmen Circle No. 281 Cemetery in Glen Wild with Rabbi Irving Goodman officiating.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello.
Alfred Kinney Sr.
Truck Driver, 55
Alfred R. Kinney Sr., a two-year resident of Eldred, a former resident of Wantage Township, N.J., and a 10-year truck driver for Service Concrete in Hamburg, N.J., and then Pond Eddy, died unexpectedly Tuesday, December 31, 2002, at the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 55 years of age.
The son of the late Russell and Anna M. Kinney, he was born in Sussex, N.J.
Mr. Kinney was employed by Sullivan Structures in Wurtsboro for the last two years.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley Lauster Kinney, at home; four children, David A. Kinney of Wantage Twp., N.J., Sue Ann Schweyer of Montague, N.J., Alfred R. Kinney Jr. of Wantage Twp., N.J., and Kathy-Joe Kinney of Yulan; two brothers, Leo C. Kinney Sr. of Wantage Twp., N.J., and Wilbert R. Kinney of Montague, N.J.; a sister, Elsie Rome of Wantage Twp., N.J.; eight grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, James J. and Clark C. Kinney.
Friends may call at the Ferguson Funeral Home, 27 Third St., Sussex, N.J., on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Services will be held Monday at the funeral home at 11 a.m.
Interment will be made in Clove Cemetery in Wantage Township, N.J.
Memorial gifts may be made to Shirley Kinney, 1209 Route 23, Wantage, N.J. 07461.
Thomas E. Murphy
Ret. Supervisor, 80
Thomas E. Murphy of Port Jervis, a retired maintenance supervisor for Sparkomatic, Inc. in Milford, Pa., and a lifelong area resident, died Wednesday, January 1, 2003, at his home. He was 80 years of age.
The son of the late John E. and Marguerite Mahoney Murphy, he was born May 10, 1922, in Port Jervis.
A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Tri-State Naval Ship Post No. 7241, Veterans of Foreign Wars, in Port Jervis. Mr. Murphy was also a member of St. Mary's R.C . Church, and member and a past Grand Knight of Knights of Columbus Council No. 471, both in Port Jervis.
He is survived by his wife, Frances Delaney Murphy, at home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy and Peter Wurth of Wurtsboro and Mary and Declan Carroll of Westfall Township, Pa.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas Patrick and Kate Murphy of Skaneateles and Allen and Sue Murphy of Godeffroy; a brother, Edward Murphy and a sister, Anna Riccardi, both of Port Jervis; 13 grandchildren, Stephen and Thomas Morrow, Erin, Molly and Allison Murphy, Eileen, Caitlin, Declan Jr., Taryn, William and Bernie Carroll and Donald and Christopher Cima; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis.
Services will be held at 9:15 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Port Jervis with the Rev. Dennis Dinan officiating.
Burial will be made in St. Mary's Cemetery in Port Jervis with military honors by the Tri-State Naval Ship Post.
Helen M. Foster
Helen M. Foster of Eldred, a homemaker and lifelong area resident, died Sunday, December 29, 2002, at the Sullivan County Adult Care Center in Liberty. She was 82 years of age.
The daughter of the late Reeve and Carolyn Gorton Comfort, she was born April 2, 1920, in Swan Lake. She was the widow of George Foster to whom she was married for 54 years.
Mrs. Foster was a member of the Barryville United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the choir, and a member of the United Methodist Women.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Laraine and Charles Kinne of Eldred; three sons, George Foster of Milford, Pa., William Foster and his wife, Paula, of Boca Raton, Fla., and Paul Foster of Port Jervis; eight grandchildren, Paul and Robert Foster, Patricia and Daryl Barnes, Kimberly and Sean Foster, Steven Barthelmes and Deborah Van Kleeck; 18 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; several cousins; and a niece. She was predeceased by two brothers, Alan and Douglas Comfort, and a daughter, Carol Barthelmes.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday at the Barryville United Methodist Church with the Rev. Nancy Vonderhorst officiating.
Burial will be made in the Van Keuren Cemetery in Swan Lake.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Barryville United Methodist Church, Barryville, N.Y. 12719.
Former Waitress, 38
June "AJ" Johnson of Livingston Manor, a longtime area resident and a former waitress at the Liberty Diner, died suddenly, Sunday, December 29, 2002, in Hurleyville. She was 38 years of age.
The daughter of the late Lee Short and Arta Harrell, she was born October 31, 1964, in Hancock.
She is survived by her husband, Ronald Johnson, and two children, Christine and Ronald P. Johnson, all of Mongaup Valley; three grandchildren, Jaclyn, Scot and Amber; two sisters, Kellie Cullen of Jeffersonville and Dawn May of Fayetteville; three nieces, Kathleen Cullen and Brianna and Paige May; two nephews, Joseph Cullen and Nathan May; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and brothers-in-law.
Services were held Thursday evening at the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Woodbourne with the Revs. Richard and Kathy Ienuso officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Ronald Johnson, 3 Diescher Dr., Mongaup Valley, N.Y. 12762.
Evelyn Pagnozzi of Monticello, a homemaker and a longtime area resident, died Tuesday, December 31, 2002, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 74 years of age.
The daughter of the late James and Florence Gillen Millen, she was born on April 3, 1928, in New York City. She was the widow of Arthur J. Pagnozzi.
She is survived by two sons, Douglas Pagnozzi of Yonkers and Glen Pagnozzi of Monticello; a daughter, Elissa Gorman of Monticello; a brother, James Millen of New Hyde Park; two sisters, Margaret Corrado of Las Vegas, Nev., and Theresa Schanel of Glen Cove; two grandchildren, John Bedard of Suwanee, Ga. and Danielle Zazon and her husband, Shlomo of Carmel; a great-grandchild, Rachel; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by a son, Arthur Pagnozzi, and a brother, Edward Millen.
Services were held Thursday at the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Monticello with the Rev. Ivan Csete officiating.
Burial was made in the Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery in Liberty.
Ret. Bank Teller, 70
Hildegard Myers of Woodbourne, a retired bank teller in Woodbourne, died Saturday, December 28, 2002, at the Roscoe Community Nursing Home. She was 70 years of age.
The daughter of the late Yohan and Antonia Reiger Hornsteiner, she was born December 18, 1932, in Germany.
She is survived by her husband, Lawrence Myers; two sons and daughters-in-law, John and Linda McDonald of Ramsey, N.J., and Richard and Patty McDonald of New Hampton; two grandchildren, Kevin and Kaitlin; and a brother, Hans Hornsteiner of Mittenwald, Germany.
A memorial service was held Thursday at the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Woodbourne with Fr. Robert Ginel officiating.
Ret. Seamstress, 90
Claudia Kindzielsky of Glen Spey, a retired seamstress for Highlander Sportswear in Newark, N.J., and a longtime area resident, died Sunday, December 29, 2002, at St. Joseph's Place in Port Jervis. She was 90 years of age.
The daughter of the late Stephan and Francziska Tychanovych Pitio, she was born June 26, 1912, in Ukraine. She was the widow of Emilian Kindzielsky who died May 26, 1994.
Mrs. Kindzielsky was a member of St. Volodymyr's Ukrainian Catholic Church and the Ukrainian National Women's League of America, both in Glen Spey.
She is survived by a brother, Orest Pitio of Newark, N.J.; a sister-in-law, Sophie Pitio of Glen Spey; a niece, Daria Dolinsky and her husband, George, of Morris Plains, N.J.; four nephews, Walter Pitio and his wife, Anna, of Skillman, N.J., Roman Pitio and his wife, Anna, of New York City, Bohdan Pitio of Newburgh, and Walter Pitio and his wife, Arminda, of Morganville, N.J.; and several grandnieces and grandnephews.
Services were held Thursday at St. Volodymyr's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Glen Spey with the Rev. Oleksa Kostyk officiating.
Burial was made in the Glen Spey Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph's Place, 160 E. Main St., Port Jervis, N.Y. 12771.
Ret. From Cablevision, 78
Marguerite "Tookie" Berner of Liberty, a lifelong area resident and a retired employee of Cablevision, died Wednesday, January 1, 2003, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 78 years of age.
The daughter of the late Jack and Elfrieda Rampe Cox, she was born February 7, 1924, in Liberty. She was the widow of Fred Berner who died December 23, 1985.
Mrs. Berner had worked for Fuelane Corp. in Liberty and then she and her husband owned and operated Berner's Sport Shop in Liberty for many years.
Active in her community and church, Mrs. Berner was a member of St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church and the Catholic Daughters of the America Court Mary Anthony. She was also a member of the Business and Professional Women's Association, the Tri-Valley Lion's Club and the Ladies Auxiliary to the Russell D. Sprague Post #109 of the American Legion. She was a former member of the Liberty Volunteer Ambulance Corps and a dedicated Sunday Bingo worker for the Liberty Elks.
She is survived by four first cousins and their families, Helen Goble of Liberty, Joan Barnicott and James Rampe, both of Livingston Manor, and William Rampe of Liberty; and several other cousins and many dear friends.
Friends may call at the Ramsay's Funeral Home, 275 S. Main St., Liberty on Friday from 3 to 8 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offerd at 11:45 a.m. on Saturday at St. Peter's Church in Liberty with Monsignor Edward Straub officiating.
Burial will be made in St. Peter's Cemetery in Liberty.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter's Church Building Fund, 264 N. Main St., Liberty, N.Y. 12754.