February 7, 2003
Dorothy T. Wells
Ret. Bookkeeper, 81
Dorothy "Dot" Theresa Wells of Narrowsburg, a retired bookkeeper for AT&T, died Tuesday, February 4, 2003. She was 81 years of age.
The daughter of the late Louis and Margaret Munley Weber, she was born December 25, 1921, in Beaver Brook. She was the widow of Edward Wells.
Mrs. Wells is survived by two sisters, Rosemary Weber Sibert of Santa Rosa, Calif., and Marie Weber of Yulan; a brother, George Weber of Barryville; and many nieces and nephews, including Debra Mehl, and her husband, Arnold, of Marlboro, with whom Dot was living. She was predeceased by a son, Robert Wells, a sister, Margaret Berger, and a brother, Louis Weber.
Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Gray-Rasmussen Funeral Home in Barryville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 102454, Atlanta, Ga. 30368-2454.
Window Mfrg. Emply., 55
Manuel DeJesus Morales of South Fallsburg, a 32-year area resident and an employee of Bayonne Window Manufacturing in Bayonne, N.J., died Friday, January 30, 2003, at the Bayonne Medical Center. He was 55 years of age.
The son of Rafael Morales and Amparo DeJesus, he was born September 28, 1947, in El Salvador.
Mr. Morales was a member of St. Peter's Church in Monticello.
He is survived by a son, Roger Morales of South Fallsburg; a brother, Francisco Morales of Texas; three sisters, Blanca Morales of Texas, and Taxila and Jesus Morales of El Salvador; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Friends may call at the Ramsay's Funeral Home, 55 St. John St., Monticello, on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at St. Peter's Church in Monticello on Saturday at 9:30 a.m.
Burial will be made in the Fallsburg Cemetery in Fallsburg.
Madeline Estella Houghtaling Warfield, a homemaker and former resident of Honesdale, Pa., died Monday, February 3, 2003, at the Ellen Memorial Health Care Center in Honesdale, Pa., following an illness. She was 90 years of age.
The daughter of the late Charles and Edna Keesler Houghtaling, she was born November 27, 1912, in Oregon Township, Wayne County, Pa. She was the widow of Duanne Harrie, Philip Tompot and Harold Warfield.
She was a member of the Pine Mill Methodist Church and later attended services at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Honesdale, Pa.
In a family statement, it was said, "Mrs. Warfield enjoyed cooking and was noted for her lebkuchen at Christmas time. She loved to go shopping especially for dresses."
She is survived by two sons, Leroy Harrie and his wife, Marion, of Equinunk, Pa., and Wilson Harrie and his wife, Ruth of Magnolia, N.J.; a daughter-in-law, Alberta Harrie of Cape May, N.J.; two brothers, Verne Houghtaling of Callicoon and Ivan Houghtaling of Honesdale, Pa.; two sisters, Esther Muth of Galilee, Pa., and Phyliss Hunter of Deptford, N.J.; eight grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Armond Harrie, who died February 1, 2003; three brothers, Lyle, Arnold and Aaron Houghtaling, and a sister, Aletha Stalker.
Services will be held on Friday at the Hessling Funeral Home, 428 Main St., Honesdale, at 11 a.m. with Elder Guy E. Bush of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Honesdale officiating.
Interment will be made in the Pine Mill Cemetery, Manchester Township, Pa., in the spring.
Myron D. Allison
Ret. Lab Tech., 74
Myron "Mike" D. Allison of Woodbourne, a lifelong area resident and a 50-year lab technician at the former Loomis Hospital, former Hamilton Avenue Hospital and the Liberty Medical Group, died Sunday, February 2, 2003, at his home. He was 74 years of age.
The son of the late Sidney and Agusta Diefenback Allison, he was born February 29, 1928, in Tennanah Lake.
He was a member of the Clarence Hoyt Post No. 9217, Veterans of Foreign Wars, in Liberty and a former Webelo Leader for Pack 87.
Mr. Allison is survived by his wife, at home; two sons, Jon M. Allison and his wife, Christine of Woodbourne, and Mark Allison of Tennessee; three grandchildren, Kacie Allison, Jacob Allison and Katy Lee Allison; two brothers, his twin, Harold Allison and his wife, Joan, of Liberty and Karl Allison of Neversink; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a brother, Elroy Allison, and three sisters, Louise Allison, Helen Muhlig and Carolyn Krauspe.
Services were held Wednesday at the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Woodbourne with the Rev. Roy Shaffer officiating.
Burial with full military honors was held at the Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery in Liberty.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550 or to the Woodbourne First Aid Squad, Woodbourne, N.Y. 12788.
Tyler A. Kirk
9th Grade Student, 14
Tyler A. Kirk of Lawrence, Kans., a former resident of Bloomingburg and former student at Crispell Middle School in Pine Bush, died Thursday, January 30, 2003, at his home. He was 14 years of age.
The son of Gary and Kim Rhinehart Kirk, he was born June 7, 1988, in Goshen.
Tyler was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Lawrence, Kans. He formerly attended the Community Church of Bloomingburg. His hobbies included skateboarding and playing the guitar. He was also a volunteer at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
He is survived by his parents, at home in Kansas; a brother, Chad Beairsto of Middletown; his paternal grandparents, Loretta and Phillip DiVilbiss of Mission Hills, Kans.; his maternal grandparents, Lorraine and Angelo Bellino of Middletown; his maternal grandparents, William and Lyn Rhinehart of Circleville; his maternal great-grandmother, Muriel Hamilton of Middletown; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday at the Cornelius, Dodd & Connell Funeral Home, 26 Grove St., Middletown, with the Rev. Betty Beach officiating.
Burial will be made in the Bloomingburg Rural Cemetery in Bloomingburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment for Pediatrics, 325 Maine, Lawrence, Kans. 66044.
Robert J. Stott
Ret. Electrician, 71
Robert J. Stott of Port St. Lucie, Fla., and Wurtsboro, a retired electrician for the New York Daily News in Brooklyn, died Monday, February 3, 2003, at the Indian River Memorial Hospital in Vero Beach, Fla. He was 71 years of age.
The son of the late Robert and Margaret Fisher Stott, he was born April 15, 1931, in Brooklyn.
A Korean War veteran of the U.S. Army, he attained the rank of sergeant. Mr. Stott was president of the Senior Softball League of Port St. Lucie.
In a family statement, it was said, "Bob lived for his family and for his softball games."
He is survived by his wife, Grace Griffin Stott, at home; a daughter, Jeanne Marie Litts of Wurtsboro; a son, William Stott of Yankee Lake; a sister, Doris Krause and her husband, Hank, of Melbourne, Fla.; two granddaughters, Kelly and Michelle Litts, both of Wurtsboro; and a grandson, William Stott Jr. of Yankee Lake.
Friends may call at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 111 Sullivan Street, Wurtsboro, on Saturday, February 15, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., followed by a memorial service at 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Maplebrook School for Kelly Litts, 5142 Rt. 22, Amenia, N.Y. 12501.
Emma Carnesi of Monticello, a homemaker and 42-year area resident, died Wednesday, February 5, 2003, at the Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown. She was 90 years of age.
The daughter of the late Vincent and Isabelle Angellic Lionetti, she was born February 22, 1912, in Italy. She was the widow of Stephen Carnesi who died on September 18, 1999.
Mrs. Carnesi was a member of St. Peter's Church in Monticello.
She is survived by a son, Skip Carnesi of Monticello; three daughters, Justine Judy Rosenberg of Monticello, Debra Padwa and her husband, Bruce, of Rock Hill, and Regina O'Neill of New Hyde Park; two brothers, Frank Lionetti of Iowa and Paul Lionetti of New York City; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Ramsay's Funeral Home, 55 St. John St., Monticello, on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at St. Peters Roman Catholic Church, Monticello, on Monday at 1 p.m. with Fr. Robert Ginel officiating.
Burial will be made in St. Peter's Cemetery in Monticello.
Julia G. Geisel
Ret. Int. Decorator, 93
Julia G. Geisel of Roscoe, a retired interior decorator and a 38-year area resident, died Wednesday, February 5, 2003, at the Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, N.J. She was 93 years of age.
The daughter of the late Vicenz and Julia Mueller Schoen, she was born March 24, 1909, in Austria. She was the widow of Josef J. Geisel who died January 15, 1991.
Mrs. Geisel was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in North Branch. She was also an avid hunter and gardener.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Viola and William Stanley of Ridgewood, N.J.; a son and daughter-in-law, Siegfried and Louise Geisel of Doylestown, Pa.; and four grandchildren, Karl Stanley, Jessica Stanley, Michael Geisel and Steven Geisel.
Friends may call at the Harris Funeral Home, Railroad Ave., Roscoe, on Saturday from 4-6 p.m. and from 2-3 p.m. on Sunday.
Services will be held on Sunday at 3 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Audrey G. Pedersen officiating.
Burial will be made in the Riverview Cemetery in Roscoe.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.