January 10, 2003
Marie Eileen Byrd
Ret. Clerical Wkr., 75
Marie "Eileen" Byrd, a seven-year resident of Centralia, Ill., a retired 19-year employee of Wabco in Peoria, Ill., and a resident of Callicoon in the 1950s, died Friday, October 11, 2002, at St. Mary's/Good Samaritan Hospital in Centralia. She was 75 years of age.
The daughter of the late John and Ethel Gilman Todd, she was born July 9, 1927, in Centralia, Ill.
Mrs. Byrd lived in Callicoon when her ex-husband, the Rev. Melvin Byrd, was assigned to the Callicoon Methodist Church Parish, serving the churches of Callicoon, Fremont, Hankins and North Branch while attending Drew Seminary in Madison, New Jersey. While here, she was employed as a telephone operator with the New York Telephone Company.
She was a member of Faith Methodist Church and did volunteer work for the Retired Senior Volunteer Program.
Mrs. Byrd is survived by two daughters, Katherine Magurany of Cottage Hills, Ill., and Shirley Bryant of Peoria, Ill; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a great-grandchild.
Graveside services and burial were held at the Hillcrest Memorial Park in Centralia, Ill., with the Rev. Phil Poe officiating.
Christine E. Baker
Ret. Hosp. Wkr., 76
Christine E. Baker of Vestal, a retired member of the kitchen staff at the United Hospital in Binghamton and a longtime area resident, died Monday, January 6, 2003, at the Susquehanna Nursing Home in Johnson City. She was 76 years of age.
The daughter of the late George L. and Leorna M. Schlafer Davis, she was born September 15, 1926, in Norwich. She was the widow of Clarence Baker who died February 19, 1972.
Prior to working for United Hospital, she was employed at the Walton High School in Walton.
She is survived by several cousins and many dear friends and neighbors.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Gate of Heaven Roman Catholic Church, Highland Ave., Roscoe, with Monsignor William Collins officiating.
Burial will be made in the East Branch Cemetery in East Branch in the spring.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Harris Funeral Home in Roscoe.
Jay E. LaBagh, 56
Owner of Parts Store
Jay Edward LaBagh of Norfolk,, Mass., a longtime area resident and the owner-operator of LaBagh's Auto Parts in Hyde Park, Mass., died Monday, January 6, 2003, at his home. He was 56 years of age.
The son of Cortland and Regina LaBagh, he was born January 29, 1947, in Williston Park.
Mr. LaBagh attended North Shore High School and served in the U.S. Air Corps during the Vietnam War.
He is survived by his parents of White Sulphur Springs; and his wife, Donna E. LaBagh, and two sons, Todd M. and Eric J. LaBagh, all at home.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday at the J.H. Delaney Funeral Home, 48 Common St., Walpole, Mass.
Burial will be in Massachusetts.
Rose T. Green
Ret. Bookkeeper, 94
Rose T. Green, an 82-year resident of Liberty and a retired bookkeeper for Consumer's Coal Co. died Saturday, January 4, 2003, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 94 years of age.
The daughter of the late Harry and Celia Redbord Teitelbaum, she was born August 21, 1908, in Queens. She was the widow of Sam Green.
Mrs. Green was active in the 4-H Club and in animal rescue causes.
In a family statement, it was said "Despite increasingly frail health, she remained fiercely independent, witty and gracious to the very end, never losing her concern for social justice, ecology and animal welfare issues. She will be sadly missed by her family and close friends, Dave and Sherry McCarthy and Derek and Angela Dalton."
She is survived by a son, Harold Green of Liberty; a daughter, Karen Fox; two grandchildren, Rachel and David Fox; and a niece, Carol T. Galetz.
Graveside services and burial were held at Ahavath Israel Cemetery with a family friend, the Rev. Dave McCarthy, officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sullivan County SPCA, Rock Hill Ave., Rock Hill, N.Y. 12775; the Liberty Volunteer Ambulance Corps or to the Liberty Police Department, both at Liberty, N.Y. 12754.
Francis A. Grady
Ret. Agway Clerk, 86
Francis A. Grady of Tyler Hill, Pa., a 60-year area resident and a retired clerk for Agway in Callicoon, retiring after 31 years of service, died Wednesday, January 8, 2003, at the Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale, Pa. He was 86 years of age.
The son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Grady, he was born March 7, 1916, in Scranton, Pa.
Mr. Grady was a member of Labor Grange in Calkins, Pa.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Grady, with whom he celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary on December 28, 2002, at home; two children, Carolyn R. Grady of Honesdale, Pa., and Charles F. Grady and his wife, Betsy, of Damascus, Pa.; two sisters, Romaine Quinnan of Elmhurst, Pa., and Anna Loretta Dominick of Newport News, Va.; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Rasmussen Sons Funeral Home in Narrowsburg on Friday from 10 to 11 a.m.
Services will be held at the funeral home at 11 a.m. on Friday with the Rev. George Gallandorn officiating.
Cremation will be made at the Twin Tiers Crematory in Endicott.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Damascus Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Damascus, Pa. 18415.
Leona G. Perry
Customer Svc. Rep., 62
Leona G. Perry of Monticello, a 30-year area resident and a customer service representative for Leisure Time Ice and Spring Water Co. in Monticello, died Sunday, January 5, 2003, at the Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla. She was 62 years of age.
The daughter of the late Francis and Gertrude Searing Costello, she was born September 7, 1940, in Brooklyn. She was the widow of Thomas Banahan.
Mrs. Perry is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Harold and Donna Meyers of Wildwood, Fla., and Edward and Patty Banahan of Monticello; a daughter, Linda Mingione of Ft. Myers, Fla.; a brother, Charles Costello of Lake Station, Ind.,; four sisters, Eugenia Hultz and her husband, Thomas, of Woodbourne, Georgina Morseman and Geraldine Morseman, both of Brooklyn, and Florence Natvig of Saugerties; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Frank Costello.
Services were held at the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Monticello on Thursday.
Cremation was private at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Tyler C. Wood-Altman
Infant, 22 Days of Age
Tyler Charles Wood-Altman of Woodbourne, the 22-day-old son of Amy L. Wood and Jeffrey Charles Altman, died Sunday, January 5, 2003, at the Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla.
He was born December 14, 2002, at the Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla.
Tyler is survived by his parents of Woodbourne; his maternal grandparents, Nancy and Bert Wood of Middletown; his paternal grandparents, Ann and Jerome Altman of Woodbourne; his maternal great-grandmothers, Shirley Clemmer of Bloomingburg and Rosemary Townsend of Middletown; his paternal great-grandmother, Joan Garrison of Montgomery; his paternal great-grandparents, Ernest and Shirley Altman of Saratoga Springs; and four aunts, Erin Wood of Middletown, Jessica and Christina Altman of Woodbourne and Tracey Flannagan of Danbury, Conn.
Graveside services and burial were held Thursday in the Circleville Cemetery in Circleville.
Ret. Grocer, 82
John Adames of Middletown, the former owner of a grocery store, died Monday, January 6, 2003, at the Middletown Park Manor. He was 82 years of age.
The son of the late Raimon Donata and Rafaela Santiago Adames, he was born May 2, 1920, in San Sebastian, Puerto Rico.
In a family statement, it was said, "John was a kind and gentle soul who loved his family. He also loved his country and was proud to have served in the U.S. Army during World War II."
He is survived by his wife, Mireya Adames, at home; a son and daughter-in-law, John Jr. and Nancy Adames of Bloomingburg; a daughter and son-in-law, Sabelia and William Lieth of Middletown; two sisters, Carmen Pagan of Tennessee, and Aurora Castro of Puerto Rico; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Providence Adames, and two brothers, Raimon and Jack Adames.
Friends may call at the Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, 130 Highland Ave., Middletown, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, 149 Cottage St., Middletown.
Burial will be made in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Middletown.
Ret. Diner Chef, 85
Philip Kruczynski of Wolf Lake, a retired chef for the Miss Monticello Diner and a longtime area resident, died Monday, January 6, 2003, in Wolf Lake. He was 85 years of age.
The son of the late John and Elizabeth Wieschowski Kruczynski, he was born January 10, 1917, in Posen, Mich. He was the widower of Martina Kruczynski
Mr. Kruczynski attended both St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church and St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church in Monticello. He was a former caretaker for Wolf Lake and a former owner of the Hilltop Diner in Greenpoint. He loved the outdoors and hunting with his dogs. Mr. Kruczynski was a member of the Wolf Lake Conservation Club, the National Majestic Hound Association and the American Kennel Club. He was a former member of the Neversink Beagle Club.
He is survived by his wife, Ludmila Gajda Kruczynski, at home; a stepdaughter, Grazyna of New City; a brother and sister-in-law, Leon and Dolores Kruczynski of Alpena, Mich.; three sisters, Gertrude and her husband, Louis, of Posen, Mich, Clara of Kenosha, Wisc., and Ida of the state of Florida; a sister-in-law, Helen Karwowski of New York City; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 195 Broadway, Monticello on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, Broadway and Liberty St., Monticello, with the Rev. Robert Ginel officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Children's Hope Fund, NYU Medical Center, 550 First Ave., New York, N.Y. 10016.
Carmen Santillo Sr.
Carmen Santillo Sr. of Wallkill, retired from Local No. 17 Laborer's Union, died Wednesday, January 8, 2003, at St. Luke's Hospital in Newburgh. He was 62 years of age.
The son of the late Ralph and Veronica Danko Santillo Sr., he was born July 9, 1940, in Newburgh.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Harlene Loomis Santillo, at home; four children, Rosemarie and her husband, Agustin Benitez of Wallkill, Carmen Jr. and his wife, Audra Santillo, of Liberty, Elizabeth Santillo of Wallkill, and Christopher and his wife, April Santillo, of Liberty; 11 grandchildren, Heather and Megan Prange, Christine Santillo, Angelee Santillo, Lee-Anna Santillo, Cameron Santillo, Jeffrey John Condon Jr., Steven Santillo Jr., Jered Santillo, Phelicity Santillo and Sienna Jade Pelton; a great-grandchild; two brothers, Ralph Santillo Jr. of Newburgh and Jack Santillo of Florida; a sister, Veronica Santillo of Florida; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Joseph Santillo
Friends may call at the Doulin Newburgh Funeral Home, 318 N. Montgomery St., Newburgh, on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m.
Cremation will be made at the Cedar Hill Crematory.
Mary L. Reule
Ret. Deputy Clerk, 53
Mary L. Reule of Livingston Manor, a retired deputy town clerk for the Town of Liberty and a lifelong area resident, died Monday, January 6, 2003, at the Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown. She was 53 years of age.
The daughter of Isabelle Stewart Tuttle and the late John Tuttle, she was born December 19, 1949, in Livingston Manor.
Mrs. Reule was a member of the Livingston Manor Presbyterian Church and the church choir. She was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Clarence Hoyt Post No. 9217, Veterans of Foreign Wars, in Liberty, and a past member of the Liberty Volunteer Ambulance Corps.
She is survived by her husband, Frederick "Rick" Reule, at home; her mother of Livingston Manor; two sons, John and his wife, Amanda Reule, of Livingston Manor, and Jeremy Reule of San Francisco, Calif.; three sisters, Noreen Smith and her husband, Dale, and Anne McGar and her husband, Fred, all of Livingston Manor, and Nancy Tuttle and her companion, Kim Froeschl of Newburgh; three grandchildren, Tess Rae, Kenzi and Aidan; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Thursday at the Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home in Livingston Manor with the Rev. Bridgette LeConey officiating.
Burial was made in the Laurel Hill Cemetery in White Sulphur Springs.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Livingston Manor Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 342, Livingston Manor, N.Y. 12758 or to the Hager-Busch Cancer Clinic, c/o Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital, Atwell Lane, Cooperstown, N.Y. 13326.
Thomas J. Gill
Thomas J. Gill of DeBruce, a caretaker at Caspary Lodge in DeBruce and a longtime area resident, died Wednesday, January 8, 2003, at the Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla. He was 59 years of age.
The son of Veronica Carroll Gill and the late Thomas J. Gill Jr., he was born May 26, 1943, in New York City.
He is survived by his mother and a brother, John P. Gill, both at home; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary and Roger Weinberg of New Jersey, Monica and Frank Gibson of DeBruce and Theresa and Scott Lehr of New Jersey; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held Saturday at 12:30 p.m. at the Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home, 29 Pearl St., Livingston Manor with the Rev. Wm. Collins officiating.
Cremation will be private at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Livingston Manor Volunteer Ambulance Corps, P.O. Box 1, Livingston Manor, N.Y. 12758 or to the charity of one's choice.