January 14, 2003
Ret. Hotelman, 93
Stanley Liese, a resident of White Lake since 1919 and the retired owner and operator of the Waldheim Hotel in White Lake, died Wednesday, January 8, 2003, at the Hollywood Memorial Hospital in Hollywood, Fla. He was 93 years of age.
The son of the late Lewis and Celia Shulman Liese, he was born March 21, 1909, in Ellenville.
Mr. Liese was also a former 10-year Justice of the Town of Bethel, serving from 1968-1978. He was the co-founder and past president of the Bethel Medical Center, a member of the Temple Beth-El in Kauneonga Lake and one of the founders of the Town of Bethel Ambulance Corps of which he still served on the board of directors. He was a member of the Kauneonga Lake and White Lake Chamber of Commerce, a member and past president of the Bethel Lions Club and a charter member of the White Lake Fire Department.
He is survived by two nieces, Barbara Mitnick and her husband, Howard, of Morristown, N.J., and Manya Ungar and her husband, Harry of Scotch Plains, N.J.; and two nephews, William Liese of Port Ewen and Thomas Liese of Utah. He was the last of six brothers and two sisters.
Graveside services and burial were held Sunday in the Temple Beth-El Cemetery in Bethel with Rabbi Irwin Tanenbaum officiating.
A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held in the spring.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello.
Milton Czak, 90
Milton Czak of Ferndale died Sunday, January 12, 2003, at St. Vincent's Hospital in New York City. He was 90 years of age.
Friends may call at the Harris Funeral Home, West and Buckley Street on Wednesday from 2-4 p.m.
For more information, call the funeral home at 292-0001.
A complete obituary will be printed in the Friday issue of the Sullivan County Democrat.
Julio Hernandez, 84
Julio Hernandez of Woodridge died Wednesday, January 8, 2003, at the Achieve Rehabilitation Center in Liberty. He was 84 years of age.
The son of the late Nemecio and Anastasia Rivera Hernandez, he was born March 25, 1918, in Puerto Rico. He was the widower of Elsa Hernandez.
Mr. Hernandez is survived by two sons, Jose "Pepe" Hernandez of the Bronx and Julio Hernandez Jr. of the state of Florida; a daughter, Anna Lee of Mountaindale; 16 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Services were held Friday at the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Woodbourne with the Rev. Anthony Black officiating.
Interment was made Saturday in the Rosedale Cemetery in Linden, N.J.
Barbara R. Kaplan, 49
Barbara R. Kaplan of Monticello, a longtime area resident, died Thursday, January 9, 2003, unexpectedly in the Town of Thompson. She was 49 years of age.
The daughter of Ruth Rudicoff Kaplan and the late David Kaplan, she was born May 19, 1953, in Boston, Mass.
Miss Kaplan is survived by her mother; two brothers; several nieces and nephews; and area friends.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Cremation was made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Newburgh.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 159 Green St., Kingston, N.Y. 12401.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello.
James Gibbons, 69
Ret. From Furn. Co.
James Gibbons of Honesdale, Pa., a retired employee of S.J. Bailey and Sons Furniture Company in Honesdale where he worked for 25 years, died Thursday, January 9, 2003, at his home after an illness. He was 69 years of age.
The son of the late Thomas and Ellen Brezniak Gibbons, he was born in Kearney, N.J.
In a family statement, it was said, "Jim loved gardening and spending time with his grandchildren."
He is survived by his wife, Frances A. Gehring Gibbons, at home; three daughters, Maryann Belavitz of South Canaan, Pa., Frances "Mitzi" Matthews of Honesdale, Pa., and Diane G. Booths of Lake Ariel, Pa.; two brothers, Michael Gibbons of Honesdale, Pa., and Edward Gibbons of Cherry Ridge, Pa.; eight grandchildren, Thomas, Edward and Michelle Belavitz of South Canaan, Pa., Thomas John, Brian Allen and Michael Richard Matthews of Honesdale, Pa., David Booths of Lake Ariel, Pa., and Thomas Collins of Fort Hood, Tex.; and a great-grandson, Tyler Bradley Collins of Honesdale, Pa. He was predeceased by a son, James, and his stepmother, Mae Davis Gibbons.
A Christian Prayer Service was held Monday at the Arthur A. Bryant Funeral Home in Honesdale, Pa.
Interment was made in the Indian Orchard Cemetery in Indian Orchard, Pa.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wayne Memorial Hospice Program, c/o Wayne Memorial Hospital, Park St., Honesdale, Pa. 18431.
June A. Southwell
June A. Southwell of New Paltz, a homemaker and lifelong area resident, died Wednesday, January 8, 2003, at St. Francis Hospital in Poughkeepsie. She was 76 years of age.
The daughter of the late Charles and Pauline Warringer Gallucci, she was born May 7, 1926, in Poughkeepsie. She was the widow of Harrison E. Southwell Jr. who died October 19, 1979.
She is survived by two sons, Blair E. Southwell and his wife, Anita, of Gardiner, and Alan N. Southwell and his fiancée, Jean Shaffer, of Newburgh; a daughter and son-in-law, Paul J. and Daniel Wise of Bloomingburg; a sister, Mary E. Velletri of Millbrook; two brothers, Charles Gallucci of Titusville, Fla., and George Gallucci of Pleasant Valley; four grandchildren, Jay A. Wager of Wallkill, Kelly E. Wager of White Lake, Christopher N. Southwell and Daniel E. Southwell, both of Newburgh; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Sunday at the Allen Funeral Home in Pleasant Valley.
Burial will be made in St. Paul's Cemetery in Pleasant Valley.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 45 Reade Pl., Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 12601 or to Hospice Foundation Inc., 374 Violet Ave., Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 12601.
Albert Weinert Sr.
Retired CEO, 85
Albert "Speed" Weinert Sr. of Middletown, a retired CEO of Weinert's Recycling in Middletown, a former 35-year Triumph Motorcycle dealer in Middletown, a retiree of the New Haven-Hartford Railroad in Maybrook, a former manager of Indian Motorcycles Inc. in Manhattan, and a 50-year area resident, died Saturday, January 11, 2003, at his home. He was 85 years of age.
The son of the late Albert and Caroline Tirling Weinert, he was born December 23, 1917, in the Bronx.
Mr. Weinert served in Panama with the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a former Golden Gloves boxer in New York City and set the 10-mile speed record at the Langhorne, Pa., Speedway on an Indian motorcycle.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Margaret Lymn Weinert, at home; three sons, Albert Weinert Jr. and his wife, Patricia, of Middletown, Kenneth "Bestest Baby" Weinert of Circleville, and James Weinert and his wife, Lynda, of Pine Bush; a daughter and son-in-law, Carol Ann and Ron Weathers of Bloomingburg; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by three brothers, Frederick, Gustave and Edward Weinert.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Cornelius, Dodd & Connell Funeral Home, 26 Grove St., Middletown with the Rev. Louis Giordano officiating.
Cremation will be made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Carolyn M. Morgan
Carolyn M. Morgan, a 38-year resident of Middletown and a homemaker, died Saturday, January 11, 2003, at her home. She was 73 years of age.
The daughter of the late Morris and Cinderella Mann, she was born September 29, 1929, in Mahwah, N.J., one of 13 children.
She is survived by two sons, Richard Morgan Jr. and his wife, Dee, of Bloomingburg, and Mark Morgan, at home; a daughter, Dixie Lee DeGroat of Middletown; four brothers, John, Morris, Arthur and Valentino "Sonny" Mann, all of Mahwah, N.J.; seven sisters, Barbara Mann of Washingtonville, Blanche Mann of Hillburn, Florence Livingston, Clara Mann, Helen Yager and Cinderella Mann, all of Mahwah, N.J., and Dorothy Feldman of Fairlawn, N.J.; 10 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a daughter, Frances Morgan Lane who died in 1993, and a brother, Clifford Mann.
Friends may call at the Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, 130 Highland Ave., Middletown, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
A service of remembrance will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home with Pastor Arthur Mann officiating.
Burial will be made in the Orange County Veterans Cemetery in Goshen.
Edgar D. Fisher, 83
Edgar Debs Fisher of Red Hook, a retired teacher and an administrator at the Red Hook Central School system from 1948 until he retired in 1979, died Saturday, January 11, 2003, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris of complications of pneumonia. He was 83 years of age.
The son of the late Hazel and David Fisher, he was born April 17, 1919, in Schenectady. Mr. Fisher was a graduate of Draper High School in Rotterdam and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Union College in 1942 and a Master's degree from the State University of New York at Albany.
A World War II veteran, he served both stateside and in the Philippines as a technical sergeant in the United States Army Medical Corps from 1942 to 1945.
An avid do-it-yourselfer, Mr. Fisher constructed his family home in Red Hook in 1950 and, with the help of his sons, added a major addition to that home in the late 1960s.
He was a licensed private pilot who restored several airplanes in the 1960s and 1970s and was an active participant in the early air shows at Cole Palon's Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome. When he was no longer able to fly because of health reasons, Mr. Fisher took up sailing.
A member of the Poughkeepsie Yacht Club, he took annual cruises on his sailboat to Long Island Sound.
Mr. Fisher was a communicant of St. Christopher's Roman Catholic Church in Red Hook. He was involved in a number of charitable organizations, including the Red Hook Student Aide Association and the local chapter of Meals on Wheels. He was a member in good standing and a rider for the Red Hook Society for the Apprehension and Detention of Horsethieves.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Rosemary Magdalen Fisher, at home; a brother, David H. Fisher of North Adams, Mass.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Karen Fisher of Kenoza Lake and Mark and Margot Fisher of Teaneck, N.J.; a daughter-in-law, Mary Susan Sabol; and four grandchildren, Ann, Catherine, Sarah and Emily. He was predeceased by a son, Thomas.
A memorial service will be scheduled for a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Roscoe Community Nursing Home Building Fund, 420 Rockland Road, Roscoe, N.Y. 12776-6423.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville.
Maureen A. Zzie
Ret. Dental Asst., 66
Maureen Anastasia Donovan Zzie of Garnerville, a retired dental assistant and a lifelong Rockland County resident, died Saturday, January 11, 2003, in New City. She was 66 years of age.
The daughter of the late William and Edna Donovan, she was born February 2, 1936, in Nyack.
Mrs. Zzie attended St. Ann's School, Nyack High School and Rockland Community College.
She is survived by her husband, Richard Zzie Sr. of the state of Florida; two sons, Richard Zzie of Highland Falls and Alan Zzie and his wife, Ann Marie; a daughter and son-in-law, Maureen and John Hopper of Liberty; four brothers, Thomas Donovan, James Donovan, Frank Donovan and George Donovan; five sisters, Bridget Murphy, Dorothy Ceccotti, Joanna Giovanazzo, Gina Prentice and Virginia Hopkins; four grandchildren, Angela and Allison Zzie of Highland Falls, and Maureen Hopper Jr. and John Hopper Jr. of Liberty; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three brothers and five sisters.
Friends may call at the Higgins Funeral Home, 321 S. Main St., New City, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at the Immaculate Conception Church in Stony Point.
Burial will be private.