February 4, 2003
Osmer F. Geib
Ret. Poultry Farmer, 92
Osmer F. Geib of Jeffersonville, a retired poultry farmer and lifelong area resident, died Wednesday, January 29, 2003, at the Roscoe Community Nursing Home in Roscoe.
The son of the late Charles and Freda Schaefer Geib, he was born July 9, 1910, in the Beechwoods section of Callicoon. He was the widower of Mildred Miller Geib to whom he was married 62 years when she passed away in November of 1993.
Mr. Geib is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Virginia and Michael Brown of Monroe; a son-in-law, Eugene Doetsch of Jeffersonville; five grandchildren, Linda Hubert, Louise Popolillo, David Brown, Timothy Brown and Peter Brown; ten great-grandchildren; a brother, Elmer Geib of Newport; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a daughter, Shirley Doetsch, and a granddaughter, Tami Doetsch.
There will be no visitation.
Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Monday at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville with Pastor Robert McLeod officiating.
Burial will be made in the Jeffersonville Presbyterian Cemetery in Jeffersonville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Ret. Postal Clerk, 71
Henrietta J. Anderson of Livingston Manor, a 12-year area resident and a retired postal clerk from the Rockville Center Post Office, died Friday, January 31, 2003, at the Achieve Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Liberty. She was 71 years of age.
The daughter of the late James and Josephine Coddington Feeley, she was born June 17, 1931, in Brooklyn. She was the widow of Herbert Anderson.
Mrs. Anderson was a member of St. Aloysius Church in Livingston Manor and the AARP.
She is survived by two sons, John Anderson of Livingston Manor and Herb and his wife, Hope Anderson, of West Babylon; two daughters and sons-in-law, Kim and Kevin McCabe of Livingston Manor and Wendy and Niel Marcinkiewicz of Merrick; two sisters, Barbara and Sharon; six grandchildren, Garrett Cooperman, Jackie Cooperman, Ariel Cooperman, Christopher Anderson, Rosalie Anderson and Philip Marcinkiewicz; a niece; and three nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Monday at St. Aloysius Church in Livingston Manor with Msgr. William Collins officiating.
Burial was made in St. Aloysius Cemetery in Livingston Manor.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Livingston Manor Volunteer Ambulance Corps, P.O. Box 1, Livingston Manor, N.Y. 12758.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home in Livingston Manor.
Richard H. Tyler
Postal Worker, 67
Richard "Dick" H. Tyler of Apalachin, a 35-year employee of the U.S. Postal Service, died Thursday, January 30, 2003. He was 67 years of age.
The son of the late Harold and Dorothy Tyler, he was the widower of Barbra Tyler.
He was a member of Faith Christian Fellowship Church of Apalachin. He enjoyed gardening and working with his tractors.
Mr. Tyler is survived by his wife, Lori Ringgenberg Tyler, at home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Craig and Melanie Tyler and Christopher and Marie Tyler; two daughters and sons-in-law, Pamela and Mark Behory and Linda and Kevin Tyler-Bowman; two stepchildren, Sarah and Adam Beaubien; 12 grandchildren; a great-grandson; a sister and brother-in-law, Lois and Art Benning; and his wife's parents, Verl and Betty Ringgenberg of Hortonville; two sisters-in-law, Rhonda Houghtaling of Beach Lake, Pa., and Christine Ringgenberg of New Windsor; and two brothers-in-law, David Ringgenberg of Lecanto, Fla., and Roger Ringgenberg of Vestal.
Services were held Saturday at the Faith Christian Fellowship Church in Apalachin with Pastor Eugene B. "Pete" Darling officiating.
Burial will be made in the Conklin Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Faith Christian Fellowship Church of Apalachin, 27 Beach Rd., Apalachin, N.Y. 12732.
Uldis Berens of Liberty, a landscaper with E & T Landscape and a longtime area resident, died Wednesday, January 29, 2003, at his home. He was 56 years of age.
The son of the late Arvids and Alise C. Pilsums Berens, he was born in a displaced persons camp in Wasserburg, Germany, on August 11, 1946, and was extremely proud of his Latvian heritage.
Mr. Berens immigrated to the United States and became a U.S. citizen in 1984.
In a family statement, it was said, "He was a loving husband and devoted father with many true and enduring friends."
He is survived by his wife, Arlene A. Arum Berens, at home; and a daughter, Elise S. Berens of Liberty.
Memorial services were held Saturday at the Harris Funeral Home in Liberty with the Rev. Audrey G. Pedersen officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Citizens Reunited Overcome Cancer, 9 Charlotte Mews, Middletown, N.Y. 10940.
Fay M. Wagner
Ret. Admin. Assistant
Fay Mayberg Wagner of Monticello, a retired administrative assistant to the superintendent of Monticello Central School for 25 years and an area resident since 1943, died Sunday, February 2, 2003, at her home.
The daughter of the late Ida and Isaac Seidman, she was born in New York City and was the widow of Nathan Mayberg and Abe Wagner.
Mrs. Wagner was a member of the Landfield Avenue Synagogue, Hadassah and the Rural Letter Carriers Association.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, David and Racquel Mayberg, of Monticello; two daughters, Phyllis Mayberg of Palo Alto, Calif., and Linda Sue Klein and her husband, Jere, of Port Jervis; six grandchildren, Nathan, Jonathan, Erik, Alyssa, Daniel and Alexander; a great-grandchild, Aeris; and many nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home, 186 Broadway, Monticello, with Rabbi Ben Zion Chanowitz officiating.
Burial will be made in the Landfield Avenue Synagogue Cemetery in Monticello.
Shiva will be observed at Mrs. Wagner's home in Monticello.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Landfield Avenue Synagogue, Monticello, N.Y. 12701.
Erma Bettcher, 79
Erma Marie Bettcher of Melbourne, Fla., a former resident of Montgomery, died Friday, January 31, 2003, in Melbourne after a battle with cancer. She was 79 years of age.
The daughter of the late Samuel and Ella Samuels Rosenberg, she was born July 12, 1923, in Montgomery. She was the widow of Melvin Bettcher to whom she was married 54 years.
Mrs. Bettcher is survived by a son, LeRoy Bettcher of Melbourne, Fla.; two daughters, Nancy Bettcher Dooley of Lake Forest, Calif., and Bonnie Bettcher Perrin of Swan Lake; three sisters, Mary McDonald of Middletown, Helen Marron of Montgomery and Melbourne, Fla., and Elizabeth Steinman of Miami, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Private interment will be made at the Riverside Cemetery in Montgomery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Health First, 1900 Dairy Rd., West Melbourne, Fla. 32904.
Mary M. Stanton
Mary M. Stanton of Wurtsboro, a homemaker, died Thursday, January 30, 2003, at the Middletown Park Manor in Middletown. She was 83 years of age.
The daughter of the late George and Mabel Tollin DeGolyar, she was born October 12, 1919, in Napanoch. She was the widow of Vernon Stanton who died August 3, 1991.
She is survived by a son, Blair Roger Rairigh of Monroe; several nieces and nephews; and several area friends.
Services were held Saturday at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Wurtsboro with the Rev. Robert Schwander officiating.
Burial was made in the Sylvan Cemetery in Wurtsboro.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wurtsboro Fire Department, P.O. Box 442, Wurtsboro, N.Y. 12790.
Richard H. Case
Landscape Artist, 89
Richard H. Case of Cuddebackville, an artist and lifelong resident of the Town of Forestburgh, died Friday, January 31, 2003, at his home. He was 89 years of age.
The son of the late Willard J. and Gertrude Hanks Case, he was born May 3, 1913, in New York City.
A 1932 graduate of Otisville High School, he graduated from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn in 1935. Mr. Case began freelance illustrations and Western book covers before working with Exhibit Builders in Deland, Fla. After doing comic strips for several years, he taught for 14 years at the Famous Art School in Westport, Conn. Mr. Case then created landscapes for the remainder of his life.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Mary Jackovich Case of Cuddebackville; two daughters, Barbara Romano and her husband, Ronald, of Redding, Conn., and Helene Sorkin of Tucson, Ariz.; five grandchildren, Eben Sorkin, Jessica Sorkin, Scott Romano, Erica Romano and Matthew Romano; and two great-granddaughters, Paige Romano and Madison Dube.
Services were held Monday at the Gray-Parker Funeral Home in Port Jervis with Deacon Paul Rausch officiating.
Burial was made in St. Mary's Cemetery in Port Jervis.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Responders of the Cuddebackville Fire Department, Cuddebackville, N.Y. 12729.
Jean McCoach, 78
Former Town Super
K. Jean McCoach of Fosterdale, a former supervisor for the Town of Cochecton and a longtime area resident, died Friday, January 31, 2003, at the East Pasco Medical Center in Orlando, Fla. She was 78 years of age.
The daughter of the late Walter and Amanda Bauernfeind Stewart, she was born November 17, 1924, in Johnson City. She was the widow of Thomas McCoach.
Mrs. McCoach was a member of the Fosterdale United Methodist Church where she had served as a Sunday School superintendent and a teacher. She was also a member of the Delaware Valley Senior Citizens in Callicoon and enjoyed playing pinochle. She and her late husband operated the Dairy Creme in Callicoon some years ago.
In a family statement, it was said, "Jean was a loving mother, a beautician and caregiver."
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Alfred Fuller of Syracuse; two sons and daughters-in-law, David and Diane McCoach of Lagrangeville and Timothy and Joy McCoach of Orlando, Fla.; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Mae and Earle Poley and Wilda and Al Priebe, all of North Branch; four grandsons, Scott and Josh Fuller and Clint and Cody McCoach; a great-granddaughter, Alexis Fuller; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Howard Stewart and his wife, Harriett, and by a sister, Lucille Engert and her husband, Henry "Sonny."
Friends may call at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m.
Funeral services will be held on Friday at 1 p.m. at the Fosterdale Methodist Church.
Cremation will be made at the Twin Tiers Crematory in Endicott.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Fosterdale United Methodist Church, c/o Cindy Halloran, Mueller Rd., Cochecton, N.Y. 12726.
Joseph E. LeRoy
Ret. Electrician, 76
Joseph E. LeRoy of North Branch, a retired electrician for IBEW Local 363 in New City, died Sunday, February 2, 2003, at the Grover M. Hermann Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Callicoon. He was 76 years of age.
The son of the late Benjamin and Mary Ernst LeRoy, he was born March 19, 1926, in Jeffersonville.
He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army.
Mr. LeRoy is survived by his wife, Doris Berghauser LeRoy, at home; a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Barbara LeRoy of Fremont Center; a daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Paul Krantz of Glen Allen, Va.; three grandchildren, Ed LeRoy, Trish LeClere and Keri Krum; a great-grandchild, Briana Cole-LeRoy; and a sister, Frances Mauer of Honesdale, Pa. He was predeceased by a daughter, Bonnie LeRoy.
There will be no visitation.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Holy Cross Church in Callicoon with Father Gus Richardson, O.F.M., officiating.
Burial will be made Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Cemetery in Obernburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the North Branch Fire Department, North Branch, N.Y. 12766 or to the Upper Delaware Ambulance Corps, P.O. Box 238, Hankins, N.Y. 12741.
Nursing Student, 44
Shirley Ann Watson-Lang of Raleigh, N.C., employed by Maxim Health Care and a nursing student, died Sunday, January 26, 2003. She was 44 years of age.
The daughter of the late Freeman and Easter Barnes Watson, she was born October 4, 1958, in Bayminette, Ala.
A graduate of Monticello High School, she attended Wake Technical College where she was studying to become a registered nurse in December of 2003.
Mrs. Watson-Lang was a member of the First Baptist Church in Monticello. After moving to North Carolina, she became a member of Freedom Temple Church where she served in many capacities in the New Discovery Ministry Sunday School, including teacher, chairman of the Expressions Hospitality, Kitchen Committee and as a care leader. She served on the board of directors for the Freedom Community Development Corp. and as a volunteer for Lehman's Dance Studio where her daughter was in the dance program for ballet.
She is survived by her husband, Daniel Lang, at home; two children, Daniel Thomas Lang of Monticello and Danielle Tiffany Lang of Raleigh, N.C.; two brothers , Freeman Watson and his wife, Missy, of Stone Mountain, Ga., and Tommy Watson of Monticello; four sisters, Katherine Marvin and her husband, Fred, of Raleigh, N.C., Linda Little-Korn and her husband, Tim, of Monticello, and Sandra and Florence Watson, both of Raleigh, N.C.; a grandson, Allon Unique Lang, and her godson, Patrick Rodgers II, both of Raleigh, N. C.; several nieces and nephews; a grand-niece; two grandnephews; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Services were held Monday at Freedom Temple Church in Raleigh, N.C., with the Rev. Gerald Sylver officiating.
Burial was made in Montlawn Memorial Park in Raleigh, N.C .
Memorial contributions may be made to BB and T Bank, 6659 Falls of the Neuse Rd., Raleigh, N. C. 27615.