January 21, 2003
Anna Just of Cochecton, a lifelong area resident and a homemaker, died Sunday, January 19, 2003, at the Seelig Division of Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 88 years of age.
The daughter of the late Hubert Sr. and Iva Geer Volmers, she was born August 29, 1914, in Brooklyn. She was the widow of Kenneth Just Sr.
Mrs. Just was a member of the Lake Huntington Presbyterian Church and its Ladies Aid Society.
She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Irene Just of Whitefield, N.H., and Kenneth Jr. and Irene Just of Cochecton; two daughters and sons-in-law, Edith and Richard Suydam of Clarks Summit, Pa., and Betty and Adrian Mather of Rensselaer; a brother, Hubert Volmers of Somerville, N.J.; 21 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a brother, Emil Volmers.
Friends may call on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Jacob Wielhouwer officiating.
Burial will be made in the East Cochecton Cemetery in Cochecton.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Mary A. Olley
Ret. Nurses Aide, 81
Mary Agnes Olley of Walden, a longtime area resident, died Wednesday, January 15, 2003, in Goshen. She was 81 years of age.
The daughter of the late Martin and Margaret Warde McLoughlin, she was born August 15, 1921, in Treanboy, Glenamaddy, County Galway, Ireland.
Mrs. Olley was a member of Most Precious Blood Church, the first president of the Altar Rosary Society, chairman of the Altar Group of the Rosary Altar Society, and a member of the Parents Association of Most Precious Blood School. She was also the co-owner and operator of Walden Electric Motor Service, a nurse's aide at Montgomery Nursing Home and was employed at the Orange County Health Department as a nurse's aide.
She is survived by her husband, James Olley, at home; a daughter and son-in-law, Margaret and Dan Scribner of Wanaksink Lake; two sons, James Olley of Erie, Pa., and Thomas Olley and his wife, Kelley, of Montgomery; two brothers, Martin McLoughlin of Columbus, Ohio, and James McLoughlin of Derry, Kilkerrin, County Galway, Ireland; nine grandchildren, David Wanderling and his wife, Melissa, of Aliso Viejo, Calif., Amy Phillips and her husband, Boyden, of Phoenix, Ariz., Stephen Wanderling and his wife, Ann of Monroe, Laura Wanderling of Charlottesville, Va., Lauren and Luke Olley of Erie, Pa., and Katie, Maggie and TJ Olley of Montgomery; six great-grandchildren, Lauren and Daniel Wanderling, Emily, Sarah and Megan Phillips and Hannah Wanderling; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two sisters, Margaret Horan and Kathleen O'Boyle.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Saturday at Most Precious Blood Church in Walden.
Burial was made in St. Mary's Cemetery in Montgomery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Most Precious Blood School, 180 Ulster Ave., Walden, N.Y. 12586.
Patricia Whipple of Monticello, a homemaker and a 40-year area resident, died Wednesday, January 15, 2003, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 71 years of age.
The daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Darling, she was born September 6, 1931, in Springfield, Mass. She was the widow of John Lacy.
She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Albert Whipple, at home; two sons, Christopher Whipple of Springtown, Tex., and Ralph Whipple of the state of Florida; two daughters and sons-in-law, Valerie and Robert Lacy of Hurleyville and Margaret and Robert Linzer of Monticello; two brothers, Michael Darling of Massachusetts and Robert Darling of the state of Florida; a sister, Joan of the state of Florida and six grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Monticello on Saturday with the Rev. Roy Shaffer officiating.
Cremation was made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Louise L. Allison
Louise Lena Allison of Liberty, a lifelong area resident and a bookkeeper for Kagan Brothers Wholesale Meat Co. in Woodridge, died Thursday, January 16, 2003, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 72 years of age.
The daughter of the late Sidney and Augusta Diefenbach Allison, she was born December 22, 1930, in Livingston Manor.
Miss Allison was a member of the Liberty Presbyterian Church.
She is survived by three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Karl Allison of Neversink, Harold and Joan Allison of Liberty, and Myron "Mike" and Joan Allison, of Woodbourne; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Sidney Elroy Allison, and two sisters, Helen Muhlig and Carolyn Krauspe.
Services were held Monday at the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Liberty with the Rev. Richard S. Bierwas officiating.
Burial was made in the family plot in the Liberty Cemetery.
Retired VP, 72
Burt "Bop" Brown of Monroe Township, N.J., and Rock Hill, a retired vice president of J.B. Williams Company in Cranford, N.J., died Thursday, January 16, 2003, at the Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, N.J. He was 72 years of age.
The son of the late Sam and Ida Benjamin Brown, he was born January 14, 1931, in Brooklyn.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Mr. Brown is survived by his wife, Peggy Lauber Brown, at home; a son, Eric Brown and his wife, Elisa, of Edison, N.J.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Pamela Brown and Stanley Crock of Chevy Chase, Md., and Arlen and Howard Siegel of Monticello; a brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Katie Brown of Glen Head; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Florence and George Friedberg of Rock Hill; and seven grandchildren, Harrison, Zachary, Gregory, Russell, Meryl, Sydney and Spencer.
Services were held Sunday at the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello with Rabbi Ben Zion Chanowitz officiating.
Burial was made in the Landfield Avenue Synagogue Cemetery in Monticello.
The family will sit Shiva at the Brown home in Monroe Township.
Allan W. Sommer
Ret. Ins. Agent, 71
Allan W. Sommer of North Branch, a retired sales agent for Farm and Family Insurance, died Thursday, January 16, 2003, at the Grover M. Hermann Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Callicoon. He was 71 years of age.
The son of the late Charles and Margaret Snetlage Sommer, he was born November 16, 1931, in New York City.
Mr. Sommer was a member of the United Reformed Church of Youngsville, Liberty Lodge No. 521, Free and Accepted Masons, and president and a 60-year member of the Callicoon Center Band. He played in local dance bands for many years.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret Fulton Sommer, at home; two sons, Charles Sommer and his wife, Maria, of Sloatsburg and Douglas Sommer of Weisbaden, Germany; his mother-in-law, Irma Fulton; two sisters-in-law and their husbands, Virgina and Bob Hunt and Jean and Roy Hoffman; two brothers-in-law, Edward Fulton and his wife, Evelyn, and Roger Fulton; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Services were held Monday at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville with the Rev. Robert McLeod officiating.
Burial was made in Heavenly Rest Cemetery in North Branch.
Memorial contributions may be made to the United Reformed Church, Youngsville, N.Y. 12791, or to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 628, Monticello, N.Y. 12701.
Sharon F. Armstead
Admin. Asst., 52
Sharon F. Armstead of Monticello, an administrative assistant in finance for Cablevision, Time Warner Cable, AT&T and Verizon, died Wednesday, January 15, 2003, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 52 years of age.
The daughter of the late Beauford D. and Frances M. Strothers-White, she was born April 22, 1950, in Rochester.
Mrs. Armstead was also employed by other various employment agencies throughout the Sullivan County region. She was the First Lady of the Bethlehem Temple Church and held various positions with the Pentecostal Churches of Apostolic Faiths.
She is survived by her husband, District Elder Mervin Armstead who serves the Bethlehem Temple Church in Monticello, at home; two brothers, Robert and his wife Jacquelyn White and Donald White, and a sister, Sandra Williams and her husband, Tracy, all of Rochester; four nieces, Michelle White of Detroit, Mich., Danielle White of Ft. Worth, Tex., and Tracy Pearson and Keisha Spinks, both of Rochester; three nephews, Brian Manley of Ft. Bragg, N.C., Ethan Williams and Tony Majors-White of Rochester; an aunt, Ethel Phillips of Avon; five stepsons, Mervin and his wife, Lynn Armstead, Herman and his wife, Mary-Lou Armstead, Bryon and Marcus Armstead, all of Monticello, and Eric and his wife, Deborah Armstead, of Richmond, Va.; three step-daughters, Flora Mae and Theresa Armstead of Monticello, and Chrissy Ann Armstead of Cincinnati, Ohio; eight grandsons, Sir, Kevin, Logan, Avery, Brandon, Michael, Jason and Mathew; four granddaughters, Shanita, Charise, Whitney and Chanel; a great-grandchild, Khalea; and many nieces, nephews, other family members and friends. She was predeceased by a brother, Jerome "Dickey" White and a sister, Marilyn A. White-Oliver.
Services were held Monday at St. John's Church in Monticello.
Burial was made in the Rock Ridge Cemetery in Monticello.
Funeral arrangements were made by the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Monticello.
Donna K. Stokes
Hay Wagon Dr., 48
Donna K. Stokes of Clintondale, a hay wagon driver at the John Minard Farm in Clintondale and a 23-year area resident, died Thursday, January 16, 2003, at St. Francis Hospital in Poughkeepsie. She was 48 years of age.
The daughter of Theresa Graham Sullivan and the late David Graham, she was born November 21, 1954, in the Bronx.
Mrs. Stokes was a former member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Clintondale Fire Department.
She is survived by her husband, Edward Stokes, at home; her mother of New Paltz; two daughters, Christine Stokes of Clintondale and Elizabeth Gutierrez who is stationed in Norfolk, Va., with the U.S. Navy; a son, Vincent Stokes of Lakeland, Fla.; a sister, Theresa McKenna of New Paltz; three brothers, David Graham of Sundown, and Robert Graham and Rexford Graham, both of New Paltz; two grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Services were held Monday at St. Charles Church in Gardiner.
Burial was private.
Dorothy M. Randall
Dorothy M. Randall of Rock Tavern, a 35-year area resident, died Saturday, January 18, 2003, at the Arden Hill campus of Orange Regional Medical Center in Goshen. She was 79 years of age.
The daughter of the late Harold and May Cook Cole, she was born February 8, 1923, in New York City. She was the widow of Charles C. Randall.
Mrs. Randall was an avid bingo player.
She is survived by five sons, Clifford Randall of Rock Tavern, Richard Randall of Cherryville, N.C., Kenneth Randall of Hampton, Ga., Dwight Randall of Opelika, Ala., and Geoffrey Randall of Walden; a daughter, Suzanne McMahon of Jeffersonville; a sister, Betty McDermott of Appomattox, Va.; 21 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Harold Cole Jr.
Friends may call at the David T. Ferguson Funeral Home, 20 North St., Washingtonville, on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Church in Washingtonville.
Burial will be made in the Mt. Hope Cemetery in Hastings on Hudson.
Hilda Salewski, 86
Ret. Brokerage Assoc.
Hilda Salewski of Bloomingburg, a retired associate for Merrill Lynch Stock Brokerage in New York City and a longtime area resident, died Sunday, January 19, 2003. She was 86 years of age.
The daughter of the late Andreas and Adolfine Streigerwald, she was born March 3, 1916, in Germany. She was the widow of John Salewski Sr.
Mrs. Salewski was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Bloomingburg.
In a family statement, it was said, "She was a kind, caring and devoted mother and grandmother who raised a wonderful family. Her family would like to express their thanks to her beloved friends who cared for her during her illness over this last year, especially to Hospice and Meals on Wheels."
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, John and Frances Salewski of Bloomingburg; two grandchildren, John J. Salewski of Bloomingburg and Susanne Salewski of Wurtsboro Hills; and her longtime companion and friend, Millie Sorrentino of Bloomingburg.
Friends may call at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 111 Sullivan St., Wurtsboro, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Cremation was made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Joshua Lane, Bloomingburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550
David P. Jones
Maintenance Wrk., 46
David Philip Jones of Goshen, a maintenance worker and lifelong area resident, died Friday, January 17, 2003, at the Orange Regional Medical Center, Arden Hill Campus. He was 46 years of age.
The son of Marilyn Jones Brown Matuseski and the late Virgil Smith, he was born March 25, 1956, in Brooklyn.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth Jones and three daughters, Sue Anne Jones, Heather Jones and Alisa Jones, all of Hurleyville; his mother and stepfather Marilyn and Daniel Matuseski of the state of Florida; a brother, Keith L. and his wife, Anna Brown, of Goshen; two nephews, Keith and Brian Brown; a niece, Michelle Brown; and several aunts and cousins. He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Philip and Iva Jones.
Friends may call at the Donovan Funeral Home, 82 South Church St., Goshen, on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Interment will be made in the Wallkill Cemetery in Middletown with the Rev. Owen Ridgley officiating.