April 22, 2003
Robert F. Holtz
Ret. Businessman, 69
Robert F. Holtz of South Fallsburg, a retired autobody repairman and the proprietor of Bob's 209 Auto Sales, died Tuesday, April 15, 2003, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in the Bronx. He was 69 years of age.
The son of the late Alvin F. and Clara Louise Zurstaudt-Holtz, he was born April 7, 1934, in Evansville, Ind. He was the widower of Winifred J. Winters Holtz who died July 26, 1980.
A Korean War veteran of the U.S. Navy, he was a member of the Ellenville American Legion and the Elks Lodge #1971 in Ellenville.
Mr. Holtz is survived by his wife, Barbara Larsen-Holtz; two daughters, Claudia Patrizia Holtz of Queens and Blair Victoria Larsen-Holtz at home; a grandson, Lucas Elijah Holtz; three brothers, Louis Walter Holtz of Waynesville, Mo., Alvin George Holtz of Sterling, Va., and Daniel Carl Holtz of Renton, Wash.; two sisters, Anna Louise Fruik of Lakewood, Colo., and Julia Elizabeth Cummingore of Paris, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Alice Mildred Pavey.
A Funeral Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Woodbourne.
Interment will be made in the Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery in Liberty.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Woodbourne.
Edward L. Fields
Ret. Businessman, 65
Edward Levi Fields, a one-year resident of Sebring, Fla., and the former owner and operator of Eddie's TV in Westbrookville, died March 14, 2003, at his home. He was 65 years of age.
The son of the late Tug B. and Lola Williams Fields, he was born December 20, 1937, in Laurel County, Kty.
Mr. Fields was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving on the USS Intrepid, and was an avid fisherman.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Fields, of Sebring, Fla., and Westbrookville; a daughter, Sandra Fields of Campbell, Calif.; a son, Wayne Fields of Monticello; a sister, Louise Byrd and a brother, Jack Fields, both of Sebring, Fla.
Memorial services were held at the Chapel of Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home in Sebring, Fla., with the Rev. R.L. Polk officiating.
A graveside memorial service and burial will be held in Westbrookville at a later date.
Tanya R. Walker
Wal-Mart Associate, 27
Tanya R. Walker of Middletown, an associate for Wal-Mart in Middletown, died Thursday, April 17, 2003, at St. Luke's Hospital in Newburgh. She was 27 years of age.
The daughter of Joseph and Diane Johnson Walker, she was born December 30, 1975, in Charleston, S.C.
In a family statement, it was said, "Tayna loved everybody and everyone loved Tanya."
She is survived by her mother of Newburgh; her father of West Virginia; five siblings, Danielle, Kalynn, Corey, Mathew and Michael Walker, all of Newburgh; two step-brothers, Joseph Walker Jr. of West Virginia, and Willie Walker of Bloomingburg; two step-sisters, Toni and Amber Walker of Bloomingburg; a niece, Amia Walker of Newburgh; her maternal grandmother, Anne MacLean and her husband, Basil, of Middletown,; her maternal grandfather, Joseph Johnson Sr. of Otisville; her paternal grandmother, Margaret Walker; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Morse Funeral Home, 33 Railroad Ave., Middletown, with Father John Warfel officiating.
Burial will be made in the Hillside Cemetery in Middletown.
Kathy Ann Call
Kathy Ann Call of Middletown, a homemaker and a lifelong area resident, died Saturday, April 19, 2003, at her home. She was 48 years of age.
The daughter of the late Clarence and Aline Feringa Conklin, she was born July 6, 1954, in Warwick.
She is survived by her husband, Francis Call, at home; a stepson, Francis Call Jr., two sons, Steven Call and Erik Call, and a daughter, Genevieve Call, all of Middletown; a brother, Howard Conklin of Newfield; a sister, Laura Van Duzer of Bloomingburg; and many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Ralston-Lippincott-Hasbrouck-Ingrassia Funeral Home, 72 West Main St., Middletown, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Burial will be made in the Circleville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.
Christopher Robinson, 19
Christopher Michael Robinson of Brockport died Saturday, April 19, 2003. He was 19 years of age.
The son of Yvette James and Lester Robinson, he was born June 23, 1983, in Monticello.
He is survived by his parents; two sisters, Bianca and Candice Robinson; his grandparents, Ernestine Clark, and Chanie and Moses Robinson; and many aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his grandfather, William E. James Sr.
Friends may call at the Metropolitan Funeral Chapels, 109 West Ave., Rochester, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the chapel.
Burial will be private.
Edgar W. Hulse
Ret. Const. Supt., 81
Edgar W . Hulse of Cochecton, a retired construction superintendent with Carpenters Local 1342 and a 17-year area resident, formerly of Parsippany, N.J., died Thursday, April 17, 2003, at the Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale, Pa. He was 81 years of age.
The son of the late Edgar W. Sr. and Anna Undriener Heinle Hulse, he was born September 9, 1921, in Lake Huntington.
A U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, he served in the South Pacific and was a member of the H. Russell Kenyon Post No. 5808, Veterans of Foreign Wars, in Callicoon. Mr. Hulse was also a member of the Cochecton Ambulance Corps in Lake Huntington, the Essex County Carpenters Local 1342, the NRA, the Republican Club of Cochecton in Lake Huntington, the Cochecton Preservation Society and the Senior Citizens Sunshine Club of Lake Huntington.
He is survived by his wife, Ethel Rohrman Hulse, at home; a son, Edgar III of Morris Plains, N.J.; a daughter and son-in-law, Debra M. and David Derr of Dover, N.J.; three step-daughters and their husbands, Nancy and Dur Powell, Karen and Pete Healy and Gloria and K. C . Garn, all of Lake Huntington; five step-grandchildren, Bryon and Chad Powell, Margot and Augie Healy and Kienan Garn. He was predeceased by a half-brother, George Heinle.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the Rasmussen Sons Funeral Home in Narrowsburg with the Rev. Thomas Jones officiating.
Burial, with full military honors, will be made at the Lake Huntington Presbyterian Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cochecton Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Lake Huntington, N.Y. 12752.
Martin W. Schneider
Ret. NYC Fireman, 94
Martin W. Schneider, a 25-year resident of Hurleyville and a retired New York City fireman, died Friday, April 18, 2003, at the Achieve Rehabilitation Center and Nursing Home in Liberty. He was 94 years of age.
He was the widower of Edna "Sweetheart" Schneider who died in 1993.
Mr. Schneider was a retired fireman from Engine Company 319 in Middle Village, Queens. He was a member of St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church and St. Paul's Senior Citizens, both in Liberty, a member and a past president of AARP in Grahamsville, and a very active volunteer for the Sullivan County Office for the Aging.
He is survived by four sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Mary Schneider of Kings Park, Thomas and Alberta Schneider of Parksville, Martin and Virginia Schneider of Hicksville, and Paul and Lauri Schneider of York; two daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Arthur Clark of East Northport and Carol and Paul Schurlein of Trumbull, Conn.; two brothers, George Schneider and Charles Schneider, both of Lynbrook; a sister, Teresa Elbert of Miller Place; 25 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter. He was predeceased by two brothers, Joseph and William; four sisters, Kathleen Supino, Madeline Colao, Henrietta Hack and Marie Moran; and two grandchildren.
A Funeral Mass will be offered on Tuesday at 11:45 a.m. at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, 264 North Main St., Liberty, with Msgr. Edward Straub officiating.
Burial will be made in St. Peter's Cemetery in Liberty.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Building Fund of St. Peter's Church, 264 North Main St., Liberty, N.Y. 12754.
John T. Verderber
Ret. Attendant, 73
John Theodore Verderber of Damascus, Pa, a retired attendant for the Psychiatric Development School in Wassaic and a lifelong area resident, died Sunday, April 20, 2003, at the Frankford-Torresdale Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa., following a lengthy illness. He was 73 years of age.
The son of Doris Whitehead Verderber and the late Joseph Verderber Sr., he was born August 29, 1929, in Bayshore.
Mr. Verderber was a member and lay speaker of the Hankins United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his mother, at home; a brother, Joseph Verderber Jr. of Damascus, Pa.; two sisters, Joan Ellie Sattler of Hortonville and Marilyn Meyer of Damascus, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Anthony Verderber, and a sister, Anna Turk.
Friends may call at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. Jack Polin officiating.
Burial will be made in the Callicoon Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hankins United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 44, Hankins, N.Y. 12741.
Edward C. Gregory
Ret. Purchasing Agt., 85
Edward C. Gregory of Liberty, a retired purchasing agent for the S.A. Healy Co. in Chicago, died Monday, April 21, 2003, at the Achieve Rehabilitation Center in Liberty. He was 85 years of age.
The son of the late Edward C. and Mary Giblon Gregory, he was born January 22, 1918, in Port Chester.
A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he served in both World War II and the Korean War and was a member of the Clarence Hoyt Post No. 9217, Veterans of Foreign Wars in Liberty. Mr. Gregory was also a member of St. Peter's Church and the Liberty Elks Lodge #1545, both in Liberty and the White Sulphur Springs Senior Citizens.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Daisy L. Wilber Gregory at home; a daughter, Dolores Reynolds of Callicoon; two grandchildren, Russell and Daisy; a brother, William Gregory of Port Chester; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Harris Funeral Home, West Street at Buckley, Liberty, on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Burial will be made in Laurel Hill Cemetery in White Sulphur Springs.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 2 Jefferson Plaza, Suite 102, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 12601-4027.