February 25, 2003
For Margaret Schillinger
A memorial service for Margaret Schillinger of White Sulphur Springs, who died Tuesday, February 18, 2003, will be held at the White Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church on Sunday, March 2, at 3 p.m.
Arthur J. Leewe
Comm. Volunteer, 67
Arthur J. Leewe of Hortonville, a lifetime resident and volunteer for the local fire departments, churches and the youth of the community, died Thursday, February 20, 2003, at the Hackensack University Medical Hospital in Hackensack, N.J. He was 67 years of age.
The son of the late John and Annette Geiselman Leewe, he was born December 23, 1935, in Callicoon.
Mr. Leewe was a member of St. Mary's Church in Obernburg, St. Mary's Holy Name Society and the church choir. He was also a member of the Interfaith Outreach United of Callicoon and the Hortonville Beautification Committee.
In a family statement, it was said, "His family was his life. His honesty and strong religious beliefs and his acceptance of others as themselves, made him a genuine man and friend."
He is survived by his wife, Florence Wood Leewe, at home; a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Thomas Kitson, and a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Jeanne Leewe, and six grandchildren, Brian, Megan, Matthew and John Kitson and Jason and Eric Leewe, all of Obernburg. He was predeceased by a sister, Joan Mary Leewe.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Monday at St. Mary's Church in Obernburg with Father Gus Richardson, OFM, officiating.
Burial was made in St. Mary's Cemetery in Obernburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's CYO c/o St. Mary's Church, Obernburg, N.Y. 12767.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Callicoon.
Frits R. Madsen, 86
Ret. Landscape Super
Frits Rasmus Madsen, a 20-year resident of Liberty and a retired landscape crew supervisor for the Long Island National Cemetery in Pinelawn, died Friday, February 21, 2003, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 86 years of age.
The son of the late Ulrik and Rasmine Nicholyjsen Madsen, he was born December 12, 1916, in Naks-kov, Denmark. He was the widower of Mae Jensen Madsen who died December 6, 2000, after nearly 56 years of marriage.
Mr. Madsen was a combat veteran of World War II, having served in the Merchant Marines.
In a family statement, it was said, "He loved his family dearly and was proud to be an American. He had no regrets and lived a good life. He will be sadly missed."
He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Ellen Madsen of Center Moriches; a daughter and son-in-law, Peggy and Larry Richardson of Cochecton; four grandchildren, Russell Richardson and his wife, Holly, of Binghamton, Erin Richardson of Cochecton, and Ellen and Lisa Madsen of Long Island; a great-grandson, Oliver Richardson of Binghamton; and several nieces, nephews and dear friends.
Services were held Monday at the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Kauneonga Lake.
Burial was made with full military honors at the Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery in Liberty.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Survivor Picnic Fund, c/o Dr. Katherine Siebert, Catskill Regional Medical Center, Bushville Rd., Harris, N.Y. 12742.
Ret. Library Clerk, 72
Jamie Matthews of Monticello, a retired library clerk for the George L. Cooke School in Monticello, died Wednesday, February 19, 2003, at her home. She was 72 years of age.
The daughter of the late John and Bessie Bellamy Davis, she was born July 5, 1930, in Madison, Fla.
Mrs. Matthews was a more than 30-year member of the First Baptist Church of Monticello where she was the founder of the Hymnal Choir. She also taught Sunday School and was the coordinator for their Black History Program.
She is survived by her husband of 37 years, the Rev. James Matthews, Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Monticello, at home; a daughter, Felice Ann Matthews of Monticello; a granddaughter, Sierra; two brothers, George Davis of Madison, Fla., and Mort Davis of Newark, N.J.; an aunt, Stella Grant of Newark, N.J.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services were held Monday at the First Baptist Church of Monticello with her nephew, the Rev. George Williams of Madison, Fla., officiating.
Burial was made in the Rock Ridge Cemetery in Monticello.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Monticello, Monticello, N.Y. 12701.
Funeral arrangements were made by the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Monticello.
Sandy Allar, 49
Sandy Allar of Islip died Thursday, February 20, 2003, at Southside Hospital in Bayshore. She was 49 years of age.
The daughter of John J. and Elaine Staib Kelly, she was born April 14, 1953, in New York City.
In a family statement, it was said, "Sandy will be sorely missed by all. May she rest in peace."
She is survived by her husband, John Allar, at home; her mother of Livingston Manor; two brothers, John Kelly Jr. of Valley Stream and James Kelly of Loch Sheldrake; two sisters, Mary Ellen Malone of Franklin Square and Patricia Kelly of Livingston Manor; three children, Genevieve, Danny and Erin, all of Long Island; and several nieces and nephews.
Burial was made in Holy Rood Cemetery in Westbury.
Ret. Legal Secy., 69
Gloria R. "Maxine" McCabe of Port Jervis, a retired legal secretary for the Suffolk County District Attorney's office, and a longtime area resident, died Wednesday, February 19, 2003, at the Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis. She was 69 years of age.
The daughter of the late John F. and Regina Collins McCabe, she was born June 15, 1933, in Long Island.
Ms. McCabe attended Grace Episcopal Church in Port Jervis.
In a family statement, it was said, "She enjoyed collecting antiques, but most of all loved spending time with her grandchildren."
She is survived by two daughters, Michelle Peranio of San Diego, Calif., and Heather Staerker and her husband, George, of Cuddebackville; a sister, Kathleen Dunn of Germantown, Md.; two brothers, Alfred McCabe of Forestburgh and Michael McCabe of Kingman, Ariz.; five grandchildren, Tiffanie, Bryan, Ian, Mackenzie and Gavin; and 17 nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, John McCabe.
Services were held Monday at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home in Port Jervis with Mother Jean Hendricks officiating.
Burial was made in the Sag Harbor Cemetery in Sag Harbor.
Lyndon J. Warfield
Hwy. Const. Super, 69
Lyndon J. Warfield of East Branch, a highway construction supervisor and lifelong area resident, died Thursday, February 20, 2003, at his home. He was 69 years of age.
The son of the late Merle and Jessie Peterson Warfield, he was born September 18, 1933, in Fishs Eddy.
Mr. Warfield was a member of Local #7 of Binghamton and a member of the Hancock Masonic Lodge #293, F.&A.M.
He is survived by his wife of 49 1/2 years, Catherine Lacey Warfield, at home; two daughters, Vicky Norwood and Ann Green, and a son, Randall Warfield, all of East Branch; two brothers, Merle Warfield of Arizona and Vaughn Warfield of East Branch; a sister, Glenneth Fenescey of East Branch; and five grandchildren, Kevin, Elizabeth and Jacob Green and Bryon and Sara Warfield.
Services were held Sunday at the Henderson-Biedekapp Funeral Chapel in Hancock with Rev. Gladys Fortuna-Blake of the Emory United Methodist Church in Hancock officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Catskill Area Hospice, 542 Main St., Oneonta, N.Y. 13820.
Marie T. Dort
Marie T. Dort of Liberty, a homemaker and a 15-year area resident, died Wednesday, February 19, 2003, at the Seelig Division of Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 76 years of age.
The daughter of the late Lawrence and Margaret Donnelly Macklim, she was born December 16, 1926, in Brooklyn.
Mrs. Dort was a member of St. Peter's Church in Liberty.
She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Donald J. Dort, at home; a son and daughter-in-law, Donald J. and Debra Dort of Islip Terrace; a daughter, Janet Miceli of Liberty; a sister, Winfred Johnson of San Ramon, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two daughters, Jean and Joan Dort.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Monday at St. Peter's Church in Liberty with Monsignor Edward Straub officiating.
Burial was made in St. Charles Cemetery in Farmingdale.
Mildred L. DiLeo
Ret. Restaurateur, 83
Mildred L. DiLeo of Kauneonga Lake died Sunday, February 23, 2003, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris, after a short illness. She was 83 years of age.
The daughter of the late Giambattista and Nicoletta Obedienzo, she was born September 15, 1919, in New York City. She was the widow of Anthony J. DiLeo who died in December of 1997.
Mrs. DiLeo and her late husband operated DiLeo's Italian Restaurant for 44 years.
She was a former member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Kauneonga Lake Fire Department and the PTA.
Mrs. DiLeo is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, James N. and Nancy DiLeo of Mongaup Valley; three brothers and two sisters, all of Long Island; a granddaughter, Jamie DiLeo of Mongaup Valley; a grandson, Jason DiLeo of Hunter; a daughter-in-law, Valerie DiLeo Boland and her husband, William, of Kauneonga Lake; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were private.
Cremation was made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Bethel Lions Club, P.O. Box 429, White Lake, N.Y. 12786.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Kauneonga Lake.
Robert Davis, 54
Robert Davis of Liberty, a lifelong area resident, died Friday, February 21, 2003, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 54 years of age.
The son of the late Corliss and Helen Moore Davis, he was born April 3, 1948, in Monticello.
Mr. Davis served in the U.S. Navy from 1966 to 1972.
He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Allene McKinney Davis, at home; two step-sons, Ryan and Russell Lepke, both of Liberty; two daughters and sons-in-law, Susie and Kevin Sommers and Linda and Kevin Hopkins, all of Liberty; a step-daughter, Kerri Vargo of Neversink; four brothers, Roscoe Davis of Vermont, Elmer Davis of Monticello, and Jerry Davis and Fred Davis, both of Hurleyville; two sisters, Audrey Perscola of Hurleyville and Grace Curtis and her husband, Robert, of Claryville; seven grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, Harvey and Richard Davis.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the Ramsay's Funeral Home, 275 S. Main St., Liberty, with the Rev. Robert C. Nadelen officiating.
Burial will be made in the Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery in Liberty with full military honors.
Celia B. Treiger, 85
Celia Berman Treiger of Millbrook, the retired owner/operator with her late husband, Edward Berman, of Berman's Clothing Store in Monticello for over 25 years, died Friday, February 21, 2003, at her home in The Fountains of Millbrook. She was 85 years of age.
The daughter of the late Abraham and Rebecca Wapner Glick, she was born March 21, 1917, in Monticello. She was the widow of Edward Berman and Eugene Treiger.
While living in Houston, Tex., Mrs. Treiger was active in writing for the Jewish Herald Newspaper. After moving to Millbrook, she became involved in forming a play reading group.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Riki and Allen Friedman of Millbrook; a son and daughter-in-law, James and Cindy Berman of Houston, Tex.; a sister and brother-in-law, Ida and Lefty Herzog of Monticello; two brothers, Alexander Glick and Samuel Glick, both of New Jersey; five grandchildren, Peter, Julia, Jenna, Lorie and David; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral 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.
Vito Carbonaro, 54
Vito Vincent Carbonaro of Wurtsboro and Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., died Wednesday, February 19, 2003, at the Parkway Regional Medical Center in Miami, Fla. He was 54 years of age.
The son of Johanna Guadagno Carbonaro and the late John Carbonaro, he was born February 26, 1948, in Brooklyn.
Mr. Carbonaro was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
He is survived by his mother of Wurtsboro; three sisters, Rita Smurra of Hazlet, N.J., Gail Carbonaro of Plymouth, Vt., and Joan Carbonaro of Wurtsboro; his special friends, Vivian and Cosmo DiPaprio of Coral Springs, Fla; three nieces; a nephew; and two grand-nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at St. Joseph's Church, Sullivan St, Wurtsboro, with the Rev. Peter Madori officiating.
Burial will be made in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Wurtsboro.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lupus Foundation of America, P.O. Box 320, Elmwood Park,. N.J. 07407.
Funeral arrangements were made by the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Wurtsboro.
LeRoy B. Elman, 76
Ret. Excavating Contr.
LeRoy Budd Elman of Middletown, a retired self-employed excavating contractor and a lifelong area resident, died Thursday, February 20, 2003, at the Orange Regional Medical Center, Horton Campus, in Middletown. He was 76 years of age.
The son of the late Daniel and Edna Huggins Elman, he was born October 4, 1926, in Middletown.
A graduate of Middletown High School, he attended Alfred University. Mr. Elman received the NYS Medal of Merit and the World War II Victory Medal and other honors, and was a life member of American Legion Post 1181.
He was a member of the North Congregational Church, an honorary member and past captain of the Ontario Hose Co. #5; a past chief and commissioner of the Washington Heights Fire Co., in which he was a founding member, and a life member of the NYS Fire Chiefs' Association.
In a family statement, it was said, "LeRoy loved hunting, fishing, snowmobiling and camping with his family. He also enjoyed watching NASCAR and his favorite baseball team, the New York Yankees. LeRoy gave all who cared about him a gift of love that will be forever in our hearts."
Mr. Elman is survived by his wife of 50 years, Shirley Davitt Elman, at home; three sons and daughters-in-law, Brian and Patricia Elman of Middletown, Gregory and Murielle Elman of Wurtsboro, and Keith Sr. and Lisa Elman of Howells; two daughters and sons-in-law, Deborah and Garry Call Sr. of Bloomingburg, and Brenda and Larry Thompson of Schuylerville; 12 grandchildren, Karen Call, Stacey Web, Jennifer Joy, Andrea Elman, Amy Elman, Garry Call Jr., Christopher Elman, Lea Thompson, Keirston Elman, Keith Elman Jr., Heather Thompson and Kyle Thompson; three great-grandchildren, KayLee, Tyler and Kaycey; a brother-in-law, Kenneth Knapp of Middletown; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by two sisters, Dorothy Knapp and Helen Scott.
Services were held Monday at the Ralston-Lippincott-Hasbrouck-Ingrassia Funeral Home in Middletown, with the Rev. Timothy Woodard officiating.
Burial was made in the Bloomingburg Cemetery in Bloomingburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the North Congregational Church, or to CROC-Citizens Reunited to Overcome Cancer, 9 Charlotte Mews, both at Middletown, N.Y. 10940.
Ruth Anne Nevin
Ret. Teacher, 87
Ruth Anne Nevin of Pea Brook, a retired elementary teacher for the Delaware Valley Central School system in Callicoon and a longtime area resident, died Thursday, February 20, 2003, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 87 years of age.
The daughter of the late Ernest and Bessie Duncan Geiser, she was born February 7, 1915, in East Greenbush. She was the widow of Clarence M. Nevin who died July 21, 1975.
Mrs. Nevin attended Oneonta Normal School and taught at the Horton Brook School before coming to Callicoon. She continued her education over the years and received her masters in education. She loved nature and wildlife, and Mrs. Nevin and her husband were known for the flowers they raised in their greenhouse which they brought to the classroom to share.
She was a charter member and the first recording secretary of the Basket Historical Society of the Upper Delaware Valley in Long Eddy. Over the years, she served many positions, including being a member of the Board of Trustees of the organization.
She is survived by a sister-in-law, Ruth Nevin of Long Eddy; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Richard E. Fisher
Ret. Teacher, 69
Richard E. Fisher, a five-year resident of Sarasota, Fla., a 40-year teacher, a former Social Studies teacher at the Delaware Valley Central School system and former resident of River Road in Callicoon, died in Florida on Sunday, February 9, 2003. He was 69 years of age.
He was born February 24, 1933, in Plainfield, N.J.
Mr. Fisher graduated from Concordia Teachers College in River Forest, Ill. He was a member of the Bobby Jones Golf Club and treasurer of the Glen Oaks Homeowners Association in Florida. An avid golfer, he was a former member of the Villa Roma Golf Club in Callicoon.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Doris E. Fisher; two daughters, Deborah Fisher-Reynolds of Little Egg Harbor, N.J., and Rebecca Fisher of Tampa, Fla.; a son, Timothy Fisher of Bethesda, Md.; a sister, Marion McClung of Washington, N.J.; a brother, Edward Fisher, of Englewood, N.J.; and two grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Florida.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, Fla. 34238 or to the American Diabetes Association, 5011-L West Hillsborough Ave., Tampa, Fla. 33634.
Ernest H. Layton
Ret. Dairy Farmer, 93
Ernest H. Layton of Equinunk, Pa., a dairy farmer from 1941 until retiring in 1990 and a lifelong area resident, died Friday, February 21, 2003, at the Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale, Pa. He was 93 years of age.
The son of the late Earl and Maggie Kemp Layton, he was born in Braman, Pa. He was the widower of Florence Layton who died in 1949 and Mildred Adams Layton who died in 1994.
Mr. Layton was a member of the Braman United Methodist Church and was a former school board member of the Hancock School. He enjoyed hunting and fishing on his farm and in the Equinunk area.
He is survived by two sons, Richard Layton and Dr. Bradley Layton, both of Equinunk, Pa.; a daughter, Ann Geer of Summerfield, Fla.; a sister, Frances Tyler of Honesdale, Pa.; 14 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were private.
Interment will be made in the Braman Cemetery in the spring.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Wayne Unit, 627 Main St., Honesdale, Pa. 18431.
Marie H. VonAhnen
Marie Henke VonAhnen of Callicoon, a homemaker and a longtime area resident, died Sunday, February 23, 2003, at the Ellen Memorial Health Care Center in Honesdale, Pa. She was 96 years of age.
The daughter of the late Heinrich Nikolaus and Anna Kathrina Tentz Henke, she was born May 26, 1906, in Wanna, Germany. She was the widow of Herman VonAhnen.
She is survived by three grandchildren, Julie Bauer and her husband, Michael, of Callicoon, Erica VonAhnen Mancini and her husband, Robert of Mansfield, Mass., and William VonAhnen of Callicoon; five great-grandchildren, Lindsey, Lucas, Jonah and Noah Bauer of Callicoon, and Jack Mancini of Mansfield, Mass.; a sister, Berta Kuck of Alpharetta, Ga.; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son and daughter-in-law, Herman "Jake" and Janet Rosenberger VonAhnen.
Friends may call on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Callicoon.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. at the funeral home on Wednesday with the Rev. Kristen Anderson officiating.
Burial will be made in the Hortonville Cemetery in Hortonville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.