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January 2, 2004 Issue
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February 28, 2003

Ronald Buddenhagen
Ret. Security Emply., 69

Ronald G. Buddenhagen, a 30-year resident of Riverside, R.I., and a retired employee of the Burns Security Co. of Providence, R.I., died Monday, February 17, 2003, at the Rhode Island Hospital in Providence from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident on February 14 in Riverside.
The son of Frances G. Long Buddenhagen and the late George L. Buddenhagen, he was born August 26, 1933, in Callicoon.
An army veteran of the Korean War, he served with the 49th MP Company and was a member of Riverside American Legion Post #10. He was an avid fisherman, hunter and enjoyed camping, clam digging and other outdoor activities.
He is survived by his companion of 25 years, Lucy White Mathewson, at home; two daughters, Linda Buddenhagen Allen and Lisa Buddenhagen Duby, both of Pawtucket, R.I.; three sons, Raymond Buddenhagen of North Providence, R.I., Ralph Buddenhagen of Attleboro, Mass., and Ronald Buddenhagen Jr. of Pawtucket, R.I.; a brother, James Buddenhagen of Katy, Tex.; two sisters, Betty Jane Ringgenberg of Hortonville and Mary Lou Buddenhagen of Long Eddy; five grandchildren, Raymond Buddenhagen Jr., Randy Buddenhagen, Jimmy Allen, Tammy Allen and Scott Allen; and 10 nieces and nephews, Lori Ringgenberg Tyler, Rhonda Ringgenberg Houghtaling, David Ringgenberg, Christine Ringgenberg Stauch, Roger Ring-genberg, Sheri Newport Riehl, Sheila Newport Sipple, Monica Buddenhagen Duarte, George Buddenhagen and Sophia Buddenhagen Geeker.
Services were held last Friday at the W. Raymond Watson Funeral Home in Riverside, R.I.
Burial was made in Olivett Memorial Park Cemetery in Riverside, R.I.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association and mailed to WSUL Heart-a-Thon, P.O. Box 628, Monticello, N.Y. 12701.

Martin H. Goldstein
Ret. Farmer, 70

Martin H. Goldstein of White Sulphur Springs, a retired farmer and businessman, died Friday, February 21, 2003, in Delray Beach, Fla. He was 70 years of age.
The son of the late Joseph and Miriam Goldstein, he was born April 23, 1932, in Brooklyn.
Mr. Goldstein was a past member of Inter-County Cooperative in Woodridge, an active member of the Board of Trustees of Congregation Ahavath Israel in Liberty and a longtime member of the White Sulphur Springs Fire Department.
In a family statement, it was said, "Martin will be remembered as devoted to his wife, children and grandchildren, as was displayed in his deep commitment to family, farming and his Jewish heritage. He will be sadly missed by all those who had the pleasure of knowing the 'mensch' that he was."
He is survived by his wife, Shirley Goldstein, at home; three children, Joanne Rose and her husband, Eugene, of Pine Bush, Alan Goldstein of White Sulphur Springs, and David Goldstein and his wife, Lynn, of Woodbourne; four grandsons, Aaron and Justin Rose of Pine Bush, and Samuel and Jason Goldstein of Woodbourne; and a brother, William Goldstein of Morganville, N.J.
A memorial service was held in Delray on Saturday.
Funeral services were held at Congregation Ahavath Israel in Liberty on Thursday with Rabbi Marvin Goldman officiating.
Burial was made in Ahavath Israel Cemetery in Liberty.
Shiva will be observed at the White Sulphur Springs residence.
Memorial contributions may be made to Congregation Ahavath Israel, Chestnut St., Liberty, N.Y. 12754.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello.

Mildred Van Dermark
Homemaker, 81

Mildred Elizabeth Van Dermark of Monticello, a lifelong area resident and a homemaker, died Sunday, February 23, 2003, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 81 years of age.
The daughter of the late Jay and Jennie Zigget Robinson, she was born June 8, 1921, in Sackett Lake. She was the widow of Russell Van Dermark who died September 25, 1985.
Mrs. Van Dermark worked for the late Judge Lawrence H. Cooke at his residence. She was a member of the Monticello United Methodist Church, the Wesleyan Service Guild of the church and the Monticello Senior Citizens.
She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Dennis and Elaine Van Dermark of White Lake, Jack and Barbara Van Dermark of Findley, Ohio, and Keith and Evelyn Van Dermark of Monticello; a daughter, Kathy Kimball; two half-sisters, Shirley Toomey and Bunnie Wagner, both of Forestburgh; and seven grandchildren, Lance, Brian, Linda, George and his wife, Kerrie, Eric, Michael and Jeremy Van Dermark. She was predeceased by a brother, Harold Robinson.
Services were held at the Monticello United Methodist Church on Thursday with the Rev. Gene Smith officiating.
Burial was made at the Rock Ridge Cemetery in Monticello.
Memorial contributions may be made to Noah's Arch Thrift Shop, c/o Monticello United Methodist Church, 445 Broadway, Monticello, N.Y. 12701.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Montice

Winifred Zimmermann
Ret. Senior Clerk, 78

Winifred A . "Winnie" Zimmermann of Liberty, a former resident of Maspeth, Queens. and an eight-year resident of Sullivan County, died Sunday, February 23, 2003, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 78 years of age.
The daughter of the late Peter Paul and Anna Louise Grunwald Zimmermann, she was born August 26, 1924, in Manhattan.
A graduate of Grover Cleveland High School, she became a senior clerk in the real estate department of Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. in Manhattan, where she worked until retirement due to poor health. When her health permitted, she volunteered in her church, her neighborhood and the Lighthouse for the Blind where she was well known for her good work.
She is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Paul G. and Lucille Zimmermann of Eldred; three nieces, Anne Zimmermann of Matamoras, Pa., and Jean Miterko and Ruth Sorg, both of Long Island; a nephew, Paul P. Zimmermann of Ridgewood; three grand-nieces and three grand-nephews.
A private Memorial Mass was held.

Zackary-Alan VanKleeck
Newborn Infant

Zackary-Alan Keith VanKleeck of Westbrookville, the infant son of Daniel A. VanKleeck and Patricia I. Eickmeyer, died Tuesday, February 25, 2003, at Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis.
He was born F ebruary 25, 2003, in Port Jervis.
The infant is survived by his parents, at home; two sisters, Dea-Ann VanKleeck and Brooke-Lyn VanKleeck, both of Port Jervis; his maternal grandparents, Carl and Dawn Eickmeyer of Westbrookville; his paternal grandparents, Harry II and Carol Babcock of Port Jervis; his great-grandparents, William Butler of Westbrookville, Grace Padgett of Sparrowbush, and Richard and Erma Spencer of Port Jervis; two aunts, Amy Eickmeyer and Sally Eickmeyer, both of Westbrookville; and an uncle, Harry Babcock III of Port Jervis.
Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Gray-Parker Funeral Home, 100 East Main St., Port Jervis, with the Rev. Patrick McGuigan officiaitng.
Burial will be made in the Westbrookville Cemetery in Westbrookville.

Arthur J. Leewe
Ret, Truck Driver, 67

Arthur John Leewe of Hortonville, a retired driver for Morgan Drive Away, Inc., in Elkhart, Ind., a lifetime resident, 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, the church choir, Interfaith Outreach United of Callicoon and the Hortonville Beautification Committee. He also did volunteer work for fire departments, churches and the youth of the community
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 Funeral Mass 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 or to the charity of one's choice.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Callicoon.

Marguerite Spolverino
Ret. Seamstress, 87

Marguerite "Marge" Spolverino of Maybrook, a former seamstress and a lifelong area resiodent, died Wednesday, F ebruary 26, 2003, at the Montgomery Nursing Home in Montgomery. She was 87 years of age.
The daughter of the late Christopher and Ann Ryan Lord, she was born January 30, 1916, in Hamptonburgh.
Mrs. Spolverino was a member of the Maybrook United Methodist Church and the Walden Senior Citizens.
She is survived by her husband, Joseph Spolverino, at home; two daughters, Joyce Crandall and her companion, Floyd Durland, of Scotchtown and Barbara Polozie of Walden; a step-son, Gregory Spolverino and his wife, Beatrice, of Bloomingburg; a sister, Frieda Dibble of Middletown; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Kenneth Newhall, and several brothers.
Friends may call at the Gridley-Horan Funeral Home, 39 Orchard St., Walden on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Services will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday at the Maybrook Methodist Church in Maybrook.
Burial will be made in the Hamptonburg Cemetery in Hamptonburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105.

Diane F. Turner
Homemaker, 58

Diane Farquhar Turner, a four-year resident of Surprise, Ariz., died unexpectedly on Tuesday, February 4, 2003, at her home. She was 58 years of age.
The daughter of the late Leonard and Julia Farquhar, she was born August 28, 1944, in Monticello.
She is survived by her husband, Richard Turner, at home; a daughter, Debra Burns, and a son, Richard Turner, both of Rochester; a sister, Judy Muzuruk of Hurleyville; a brother, John Farquhar of Livingston Manor; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held in Arizona

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