April 29, 2003
Anthony Rinaldo DiGirolamo of Wurtsboro, a carpenter and roofer for Ciarelli & Sons of Milford, Pa., and a lifelong area resident, died Wednesday, April 23, 2003, at his home. He was 30 years of age.
The son of Patricia Bartlack DiGirolamo and the late Angelo DiGirolamo, he was born August 26, 1972, in Middletown.
Mr. DiGirolamo was a member of the Carpenters Union, Local #19 of Hudson Valley and the United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners of America.
He is survived by his mother of Wurtsboro; a son, Anthony DiGirolamo Jr.; three sisters, Maryann Ciarelli of Milford, Pa., Dawn Popp of Greenwich, Conn., and Tracy DiGirolamo of Wurtsboro; his maternal grandmother, Eva Abbott of Milford, Pa.; a great-uncle, Rinaldo Alberti of Gardiner; six nephews; nine nieces; and many cousins.
A Funeral Mass was offered Saturday at St. Joseph's R.C. Church in Wurtsboro with the Rev. Peter Madori officiating.
Burial was made in the Bloomingburg Rural Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements were made by the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Wurtsboro.
Claudean S. Gorr
Claudean S. Gorr of Binghamton, died Saturday, April 26, 2003, at the Good Shepherd Fairview Nursing Home in Binghamton. She was 96 years of age.
She was the widow of Kenneth Gorr, a former resident of North Branch.
Mrs. Gorr is survived by a daughter, Jean Barber, and her family of Palmer, Alaska; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and a niece, Rose Newman of the state of Florida.
No further information was available at press time.
Roman Pawluk, 73
Ret. From Wrecking Co.
Roman Pawluk of Glen Spey, a retired vice president of Avalanche Wrecking Co. in Fort Lee, N.J., died Wednesday, April 23, 2003, at the Atlantic City Medical Center. He was 73 years of age.
The son of the late Paul and Neonila Bosvin Pawluk, he was born October 26, 1929, in Ukraine.
A summer resident since 1963, he retired to Glen Spey in 1996. Mr. Pawluk was a member of St. Volodymyr's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Glen Spey and was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War.
In a family statement, it was said, "Dad loved the nature of Glen Spey. He was always the first to find the season's first strawberry or blueberry and often was chased by a bear or swarm of bees."
He is survived by his wife, Wira Karas Pawluk, at home; a son, Opie Pawluk, and his fiancée, Michele Tsakonas of Naples, Fla.; three daughters and sons-in-law, Roma and Michael Swartz of Newington, Conn., Ezya and Jerry Kurowyekyj of New York City and Tita and Roman Iwasiwka of Naples, Fla.; and four grandchildren, George Kurowyckyj, Dianna Kurowyckyj, Peter Iwasiwka and Marko Iwasiwka.
Services were held Saturday at the Gray-Rasmussen Funeral Home in Barryville.
Burial was made in the Glen Spey Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lumberland Fire Department Ambulance Corps, Glen Spey, N.Y. 12737.
George Lozier Sr.
Ret. Diesel Engr., 67
George E. Lozier Sr., a one-and-one-half month resident of Hempstead, Md., a retired diesel mechanic working 25 years with L.P. Transportation in Chester, and former resident of Middletown and Hawley, Pa. died Tuesday, April 22, 2003, at the home of his son. He was 67 years of age.
He was born in Lake Hopatcong, N.J., and was the widower of Frances Lozier who died in 1998.
He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, George Jr. and Karen Lozier of Hempstead, Md., and Wayne and Sylvia Lozier of Avon Park, Fla.; a daughter and son-in-law, Lori and Thomas Hengerle of Hawley, Pa.; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Ronald and Geraldine Lozier of Avon Park, Fla., Clifford Lozier of Arkansas and Harry and Martha Valentine of Barryville; two sisters, Betty Ann Lozier and Linda Valentine, both of Arkansas; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Saturday at the Pinkell Funeral Home in Sussex, N.J.
Interment was made in Fairview Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Carroll Hospice, 95 Carroll St., Westminster, Md. 21157.
Ret. Bldg. Super, 70
Franciszek "Frank" Kakawczyk of Willowemoc, a retired building superintendent with Union Local 32 BJ in New York City, died Friday, April 25, 2003, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 70 years of age.
He was born May 31, 1932, in Poland.
Mr. Kakawczyk is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Stanley and Ginger Kakawczyk of Queens; a daughter and son-in-law, Leucia and Walter Harasemovech of Willowemoc; a step-daughter, Alexandra Arpino and her husband, Pasquale of Howard Beach, Queens; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
There were no visitation or services.
Private cremation was made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Liberty.
Laura Frey of Glen Spey, a homemaker and lifelong area resident, died Friday, April 25, 2003, at the Middletown Park Manor in Middletown after a short illness. She was 93 years of age.
The daughter of the late John and Elizabeth King, she was born September 19, 1909, in Forestburgh. She was the widow of Henry F. Frey.
Mrs. Frey was a member of the United Methodist Church in Pond Eddy.
She is survived by several cousins and many friends, including Frank V. Schwarz of Glen Spey.
A memorial service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis with the Rev. Richard Hotzler officiating.
Burial will be made in the Glen Spey Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Pond Eddy United Methodist Church, Pond Eddy, N.Y. 12770 or to the Lumberland Volunteer Fire Department, Glen Spey, N.Y. 12737.
Margaret Hust of Jeffersonville, a nutritionist for the Sullivan County Office for the Aging and a longtime area resident, died Friday, April 25, 2003, at the Achieve Rehab and Nursing Center in Liberty. She was 73 years of age.
The daughter of Mabel Jensen Parsons and the late Harry Parsons, she was born September 27, 1929, in Harrisburg, Pa.
She is survived by her mother of Callicoon Center; two sons, Greg Hust and his wife, Billie Joe, of Ferndale and Jeffrey Hust of Midland, Tex.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Holly and Robert Dannacher of Parsippany, N.J., and Tina and Terry Saylor of Norfolk, Va.; nine sisters, two brothers; eight grandchildren, Erica, Justin, Chad, Danielle, Katrina, John, Mary Ellen and Tammie; and 14 foster children whom she raised.
Friends may call at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville on Tuesday from 2-6 p.m.
Cremation will be made at the Twin Tiers Crematory in Endicott.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Lula G. White
Ret. Site Mgr., 84
Lula G. White of Wurtsboro, a retired site manager for the Sullivan County Office for the Aging, died Saturday, April 26, 2003, at her home. She was 84 years of age.
The daughter of the late Gertrude Sullivan, she was born July 26, 1918.
Mrs. White was a member of St. Joseph's Church in Middletown, was an avid bingo, card player, and fisherman. She loved her two dogs, Fifi and Rusty.
Mrs. White is survived by her companion of 30 years, Lester Donahue; two daughters and sons-in-law, Helen and Bob Paffenroth of Middletown and Betty and Frank Benson of Augusta, W. Va.; nine grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.
Services were held Monday at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Wurtsboro with the Rev. Robert Schwander officiating.
Burial was made in the Sylvan Cemetery in Wurtsboro.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Sullivan County, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.
Mary Martucci of Wallkill, a longtime area resident and a homemaker, died Saturday, April 26, 2003, at her home. She was 76 years of age.
The daughter of the late Mattio and Josephine Fiscelila Caporuscio, she was born June 22, 1926, in Queens.
In a family statement, it was said, "Mary was a beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends."
She is survived by her husband, Antonio Martucci, at home; two sons, John Martucci of Barryville and Pasquale Martucci of Wallkill; six grandchildren, Celeste, Peter, Christine, Jaclyn, A.J. and Lia; three great-grandchildren, Alixandra, John and Jacinda; three sisters, including Victoria; three brothers, Pat, Joseph and Danny; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Antonio F. Martucci.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at the William M. Gagan Funeral Home, 1525 Burlingham Rd., Pine Bush.
Burial will be made in the Brynswick Cemetery in Wallkill.
Ret. Contractor, 93
Thomas Chicko, a 23-year resident of Ozello, Fla., a retired contractor and a former resident of Monticello, died Wednesday, April 2, 2003, in Crystal River, Fla. He was 93 years of age.
The son of the late Alexander and Josephine Rogal Chicko, he was born February 4, 1910, in New York City. He was the widower of Mildred Frame Chicko who died February 21, 1978.
Mr. Chicko is survived by two daughters, Margaret Curtis of Liberty and Patricia Richardson of Monticello; five grandchildren, Carena Colura and her husband, Vincent of Monticello, Blake Richardson of Monticello, Kathryn Richardson of Ossining, Charles Dawson Curtis of Liberty and Elizabeth Drobysh and her husband, Peter, of Youngsville; two great-grandchildren, Christopher and Juliet Curtis; four step-great-grandchildren, Samantha Van Allen and Megan, Emily and Amanda Drobysh; two sisters, Lola Appleton and Josephine Marcus; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, Alexander Chicko and John Chicko and a sister, Barbara Ann Martin.
A memorial tribute was held by the Ozello community on April 11 when his friends and neighbors gathered at the Ozello causeway at sunset for a time of reflection and sharing of memories. Floral offerings in his memory were placed in the water to be carried away by the tide.
Cremation was made in Crystal River, Fla., and interment of the cremains was private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Local arrangements were made by the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Monticello.
for Viola Huggins
Graveside services and burial of Viola Huggins, who died February 13, at the Countryside Care Center in Delhi at the age of 93, will be held at the Orchard Street Cemetery in Livingston Manor on Friday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Gerald Wondra will officiate.
Friends are asked to gather at the Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home, 29 Pearl St., Livingston Manor at 10:45 a.m. before the service.
Zelda P. Milk, 78
Ret. Ceramic Instructor
Zelda P. Milk of Long Eddy, a retired ceramic art instructor for Sullivan ARC and a lifelong area resident, died Saturday, April 26, 2003, at the Wilson Memorial Hospital in Johnson City. She was 78 years of age.
The daughter of the late Richard C. and Jessie Garrison Peak, she was born May 22, 1924, in Peakville.
In a family statement, it was said, "Zelda was a friend to many and a foe to none. She will be long remembered for playing the piano at the Hankins House in the '60s and '70s and singing tunes for the St. Patrick's Day parties; she got all of the partygoers in the mood for a grand time. . . . She was a talented artist who did remarkable things. Her family and friends will miss her deeply."
In the 1940s, she worked as a window dresser in Greenwich Village and during World War II she worked in a defense plant in Newark, N.J. She painted the carousel at Coney Island when it first opened and she had many of her famous wildlife paintings on display at the Hankins House in the '60s and '70s.
She is survived by her husband, Edward H. Milk, at home; two sons, Richard S. Smith and his companion, Christine, of Roscoe and Jeffrey Smith and his wife, Kim, of Peakville; a daughter, Victoria O'Dell of Roscoe; five grandchildren, Jessie Smith, Erin Smith, Cheyenne Smith, Kodi Smith and Travis O'Dell; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the United Church of Roscoe with Lucille Freyer officiating.
Family and friends are invited to gather in the Fellowship Hall of the church following the services.
Memorial contributions may be made to the United Church of Roscoe or the Roscoe Hose Company #1, both at Roscoe, N.Y. 12776.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Harris Funeral Home in Roscoe.