March 11, 2003
Ret. Receptionist, 81
Betty Lindsley of White Sulphur Springs, a retired receptionist for the Workmen's Compensation Board and a lifelong area resident, died Thursday, March 6, 2003. She was 81 years of age.
The daughter of the late Eben and Amy Sutherland Hill, she was born on the same street where she lived her life. She was the widow of Burton Lindsley who died October 27, 2000 in their 58th year of marriage.
Services were held Monday at the White Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bridgette LeConey officiating.
Mrs. Lindsley was a lifelong and active member of the White Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church, a member of the White Sulphur Springs Fire Department's Ladies Auxiliary and a charter member of the Laurel Hill Cemetery Association in White Sulphur Springs.
Burial was made in the Laurel Hill Cemetery in White Sulphur Springs.
Memorial contributions may be made to the White Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church, White Sulphur Springs, N.Y. 12787.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Harris Funeral Home in Liberty.
Ret. Truck Driver, 87
William J. Murtha of Monticello, a retired truck driver for the Schaefer Brewery in Brooklyn and a longtime area resident, died Friday, March 7, 2003, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 87 years of age.
The son of the late William and Mary Penthony Murtha, he was born September 6, 1915, in Brooklyn.
A World War II Army veteran, Mr. Murtha was a member of the Schwanga Mountain Post No. 4947, Veterans of Foreign Wars, in Bloomingburg, and a member of St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church in Monticello.
He is survived by his soulmate, Melanie Rapp; a sister, Irene Albury, a nephew, Don Albury, seven grand-nieces and nephews, Elizabeth, Tom and Carolyn Fauci and William, Richard, Joseph and Jennifer Albury; and a great-grandnephew and great-grandniece, Michael and Samantha Fauci. He was predeceased by two sisters, Mabel and Dorothy Murtha, and a nephew, Richard Albury Sr.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Monday at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church in Monticello with the Rev. Robert Ginel officiating.
Burial was made in the Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery in Liberty.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 6725 Lyons St., P.O. Box 7E, East Syracuse, N.Y. 13057.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Monticello.
Dock Supervisor, 60
Eugene Pietrucha, a 33-year resident of Callicoon and a dock supervisor for Yellow Freight in Maybrook, died Friday, March 7, 2003, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 60 years of age.
The son of the late Walter and Helen Pando Pietrucha, he was born April 13, 1942, in Brooklyn.
Mr. Pietrucha was a member of the Hortonville Volunteer Fire Department and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.
He is survived by his wife, Beryl Kolbe Pietrucha, at home; a son and daughter-in-law, Arthur and Lisa Pietrucha of Youngsville; two daughters, Christina Reich and her husband, Tom, of Greene, and Barbara Pietrucha, at home; a granddaughter, Dorothy Reich; a sister, Angela Sarkis and her husband, Peter, of Omaha, Neb.; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Joseph and Tammi Pietrucha of California, Edward Pietrucha of Brooklyn and Tadz and Mari Pietrucha of Brooklyn; his mother-in-law, Dorothy Kolbe of Lady Lake, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two sisters, Laura and Sophie.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at Holy Cross Church in Callicoon with Father Ignatius Smith, OFM, officiating.
Cremation will be made at Twin Tiers Crematory in Endicott.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hortonville Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 71, Hortonville, N.Y. 12745.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Callicoon.
Ret. Bank Clerk, 85
Elizabeth M. Thornton of Youngsville, a retired bank clerk for Morgan Guaranty Bank in Manhattan, died Thursday, March 6, 2003, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 85 years of age.
The daughter of the late Michael and Jane Enright Thornton, she was born July 9, 1917, in Brooklyn.
Mrs. Thornton was a member of St. George's Roman Catholic Church in Jeffersonville and the Ancient Order of Hibernians in New York City.
She is survived by a niece, Alice Perry of Youngsville; and a godchild, Betty Ann Zwingraf of Piscataway, N.J.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Monday at St. George's Church in Jeffersonville with Father Ignatius Smith, OFM, officiating.
Burial was made in Calvary Cemetery in Youngsville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6913 Arlington Rd., Bethesda, Md. 20814.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville.
Jim Artale, 62
Code Enforcement Offc.
Jim Artale of Rock Hill, a code enforcement officer for the Village of Monticello, died Saturday, March 8, 2003, at the Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, N.J. He was 62 years of age.
The son of the late Charles and Sadie Sabatino Artale, he was born October 8, 1940, in Brooklyn.
A veteran of the United States Army, he was a member of various state and local building and code enforcement organizations, and a member and past president of the Sullivan County Audubon Society.
He is survived by two brothers and sisters-in-law, Dick and Ellen Artale of Mount Pleasant, S. C., and Bob and Gloria Artale of Golden, Colo.; two nieces, Lynn Artale and Susan Miles; and a nephew, Ryan Artale.
Friends may call at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 195 Broadway, Monticello, on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m.
A memorial service will be held at 8 p.m. at the funeral home with Fr. Timothy Wiggins officiating.
Cremation will be made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sullivan County Audubon Society, P.O. Box 30, Loch Sheldrake, NY. 12759.
Edward H. Clark
Ret. Carpenter, 68
Edward H. Clark of Bethel, a retired carpenter, died Friday, March 7, 2003, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 68 years of age.
The son of the late Edward and Dorothy Clark, he was born September 20, 1934, in Brooklyn.
He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.
In a family statement, it was said, "He was a loving family-oriented man who was proud of and devoted to his family. His talents seemed limitless. He was a perfectionist in all he did: carpentry, plumbing, electrical, musician, artist and veteran of the US Marines. Words cannot express how much he was loved and how deeply he will be missed by those who knew him. He was a strong man who gave a courageous battle to the very end. Now he can finally have the rest he so deserves. Those whose lives he touched will not forget him."
Mr. Clark is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Victoria Clark of Bethel, Roy and Lisa Clark of Monticello and Steven and Tara Clark of Youngsville; a brother and sister-in-law, Daniel and Connie Clark of Arizona; nine grandchildren, Michelle, Anthony, Jamie, Steven, Jessica, Jennine, Nicholas, Brittany and Troy; a great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Dorothy Pantino, and two brothers, Robert and Thomas Clark.
Friends may call at the Ramsay's Funeral Home, 3534 State Route 55, Kauneonga Lake, from noon to 2 p.m. on Tuesday.
Services will be held at the funeral home at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Roy Shaffer of the Church of the Nazarene officiating.
Burial will be made in the Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery in Liberty with full military honors.
Ret. Office Mgr., 62
Rosemary Miller of Wallkill, a retired office manager for the Wallkill Central School District, and a part-time resident of Venice, Fla., died Thursday, March 6, 2003, in Wallkill. She was 62 years of age.
The daughter of the late Gaetano and Filomena Iazzetta Apicella, she was born April 29, 1940, in Brooklyn.
Mrs. Miller was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Church in Gardiner and served on the parish council. She was a volunteer at the Horton Hospital in Middletown and at Bon Secours Hospital in Venice, Fla. A past president of the Ostrander Parents Club, Mrs. Miller also served as a troop leader and a neighborhood chairman for the Girl Scouts of America. She was a past president of Local 1000 CSEA-Wallkill Division, a class mom and a Girls' Little League coach throughout all of her children's school years.
In a family statement, it was said, "Mom will be remembered for her love of all children, her devotion to her church and community, her strength and courage and her passion for bingo."
Mrs. Miller is survived by her husband, Harry G. Miller, at home; two daughters, Robin North and her husband, Tim, of Dickinson, Tex., and Lisa Calhoun of Monticello; a son, Thomas Miller and his wife, Beth, of Gardiner; four grandsons, Joshua and his wife, Ginna, Dustin, Ian and Stanley; four granddaughters, Leslie, Rebecca, Angelina and Kayla; a great-grandson, Damon; a sister, Theresa Apicella of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Monday at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Gardiner with Fr. Robert M. Panek officiating.
Burial was made in St. Charles Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 6725 Lyons St., P.O. Box 7E, East Syracuse, N.Y. 13057 or to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.
Ret. Nurses' Aide, 83
Margaret Morrissey of Middletown, a retired nurses' aide at the Horton Hospital in Middletown, died Friday, March 7, 2003, at St. Teresa's Nursing Home in Middletown. She was 83 years of age.
The daughter of the late Felice and Filomena Grosso Stallone, she was born June 26, 1919, in Yonkers. She was the widow of William J. Morrissey II.
She is survived by six sons, Clint Morrissey of Middletown, Richard Morrissey of New Jersey, Philip Morrissey of White Plains, Salvatore Morrissey of West Palm Beach, Fla., Dennis Morrissey of White Plains and James Morrissey of the Hamlet of Wallkill; a daughter, Margaret Morrissey of Bloomingburg; 14 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; a sister, Anna Schiavone of Yonkers; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, William J. Morrissey III; two brothers, Anthony and Salvatore Stallone, and two sisters, Dorothy Catchatore and Lena Bonnano.
A private memorial service will be held following cremation.
Ret. Masseuse, 82
Lillian Koslow, a former resident of Liberty, Monticello and Ellenville, died March 4, 2003, in the State of Florida. She was 82 years of age.
The daughter of the late Morris and Esther Grau Lerner, she was born December 4, 1920, in New York City. She was the widow of William Koslow who died in mid-January 2003 after 48 years of marriage.
Mrs. Koslow was an assistant governess at the Concord Hotel during the 1940s and 1950s.
She attended The Swedish Massage Institute in Manhattan and became a licensed medical masseuse in 1970, after which she was employed by the Brickman Hotel, the Windsor Hotel and the Fallsview Hotel. She retired to Delray Beach, Florida, in 1994 with her husband.
Mrs. Koslow is survived by a daughter, Estajo Koslow, an attorney in Brooklyn; and two sisters, Mildred Himmelstein and Dorothy Green, both of Palm Beach County, Fla. She was predeceased by a son, Harvey Koslow, who died in March of 2000.
Burial was made at Beth David Gardens Levitt Weinstein Chapel in Hollywood, Fla.
Ret. Fashion Dsgn., 66
Chrissoula "Soula" Thomopoulos, a 29-year resident of Montgomery, a retired fashion designer and dress and gown maker, and former resident of Nausa and Athens, Greece, died Sunday, March 9, 2003, at the Nyack Hospital. She was 66 years of age.
The daughter of the late Dimitrios and Maria Zambouly Kentimenos, she was born July 6, 1936, in Nausa, Greece.
Mrs. Thomopoulos immigrated to the United States from Athens, Greece, in 1972 and raised her family in Montgomery.
In a family statement, it was said, "She was a beloved mother, grandmother, sister and friend to many and will be missed dearly by all who knew her."
She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Sophia and Guy J. Romano of Montgomery and Maria Magdalene and Carmine N. Rotundo of Bloomingburg; a sister, Despina Misantonis of Haverstraw; three brothers, Niko, Achilles and George Kentimenos, all of Greece; and six grandchildren, Niko, Robert, Carmine R., Guy, David and Nicholas. She was predeceased by a brother, Janni Kentimenos.
Friends may call at the Ralston-Lippincott-Hasbrouck-Ingrassia Funeral Home, 72 West Main St., Middletown on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church in Middletown.
Burial will be made in the Wallkill Cemetery in Wallkill.