May 6, 2003
Owned Stables, 76
Richard Manzi of Smallwood, a lifelong county resident and a horse trainer and owner of Dick Manzi Stables in Smallwood, died Saturday, May 3, 2003, at the Roscoe Community Nursing Home. He was 76 years of age.
The son of the late Catello and Rose Troiano Manzi, he was born September 27, 1926, in Mongaup Valley.
Mr. Manzi was a member of St. Joseph's Church in Mongaup Valley, a 10-year director of the U.S. Trotting Association, a past president of the Monticello Horseman's Association, a member of the Monticello Elks Lodge #1544 and a past president of the Mongaup Game Preserve in Mongaup Valley. A World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy, he was also a member of the Sgt. Andrew Brucher Memorial Post #5499, Veterans of Foreign Wars, in White Lake.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Irma "Lee" Manzi, at home; three sons and daughters-in-law, Richard C. and Yna Manzi of Liberty, James and Lina Manzi of Santa Clerita, Calif., and George and Anne Manzi of Parksville; two daughters and sons-in-law, Kathleen and Sam Sturm of Jeffersonville and Terri and Timothy Colaianni of Mongaup Valley; a sister, Caroline Lohmeyer of Pompano Beach, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by three brothers, John, Al and Leo Manzi, and three sisters, Rose Nastro, Marie Ogno and Virginia Schwenz.
Friends may call at the Ramsay's Funeral Home, 3534 State Route 55, Kauneonga Lake, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
The VFW will hold services at the funeral home at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at St. Joseph's Church in Mongaup Valley with the Rev. Tim Wiggins officiating.
Burial will be made in the Evergreen Cemetery in Bethel.
Memorial contributions may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation, 1501 N.W. 9th Ave., Bob Hope Rd., Miami, Fla. 33136 or to the Roscoe Community Nursing Home Resident Christmas Fund, 420 Rockland Rd., Roscoe, N.Y. 12776.
Services and Burial
of Rose Daubek
Graveside services and burial of Rose Daubek of Livingston Manor, 95, who died February 18, 2003, at the Achieve Rehab and Nursing Center in Liberty, will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the Bon Air Cemetery in Roscoe with Msgr. Wm. Collins officiating.
Friends are asked to assemble at the Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home, 29 Pearl St., Livingston Manor, at 2 p.m. before proceeding to the cemetery.
for Edith E. Mears
A committal service for Edith E. Mears of Livingston Manor, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Orchard Street Cemetery with the Rev. Carl Caskey officiating.
Mrs. Mears died January 25, 2003, at the age of 96, and services were held at that time.
Friends may assemble at the Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home, 29 Pearl St., Livingston Manor, at 12:45 p.m. to go to the cemetery.
Sylvia A. Bogner, 83
Sylvia Ann Bogner of Monticello, affectionately known as "Mrs. B" by her employees, a lifelong area resident and the owner of the family-run Bogner-Seitel Lumber Co. of Monticello, died Friday, May 2, 2003, at her seasonal home in Glenwood Springs, Colo. She was 83 years of age.
The daughter of the late Esther and Max Seitel, she was born November 13, 1919, in Roscoe. She was the widow of Manuel Bogner, co-founder and owner of Bogner-Seitel Lumber Co. in Monticello, who died in 1990.
A woman of many interests and accomplishments, at the age of 20 she was a swimmer with Billy Rose's Aquacade at the 1939-1940 World's Fair in New York City. She loved the outdoors and was an avid wildlife and bird watcher. She was also a sports fan and an athlete and had attended Sullivan County Community College. Following her husband's death, she assumed ownership and leadership of the lumber company.
In a family statement, it was said, "Her loving and gentle nature touched all who knew her. She will be deeply missed. Sylvia was a loving wife, beloved sister, nurturing mother and an extraordinary grandmother and great-grandmother."
She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Bob and Wendy Bogner of Carbondale, Colo., James and Lisa Bogner of Woodstock; a daughter and son-in-law, Tish and Dean Filiss of Silt, Colo.; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Gerald and Gloria Seitel of Seattle, Wash., and Abraham "Abby" and Susan Seitel of Minneapolis, Minn.; nine grandchildren, Brian Filiss of Cambridge, England, Resa Filiss Hayes of Glenwood Springs, Colo., Max Filiss of Aspen, Colo., Rebecca Musselman of Yonkers, Victoria Bogner of Aspen, Colo., Sarah Bogner of Carbondale, Colo., Grace Filiss of Silt, Colo., and Madeline and Alex Bogner of Woodstock; and three great-grandchildren, Olivia Hayes, Sophia Hayes and Isaac Musselman.
Services were held Sunday at the Landfield Avenue Synagogue in Monticello with Rabbi Ben Zion Chanowitz officiating.
Burial was made in the Landfield Avenue Synagogue Cemetery in Monticello.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Basha Kill Area Association, P.O. Box 1121, Wurtsboro, N.Y.; the Landfield Avenue Synagogue, 18 Landfield Ave., P.O. Box 410, Monticello, N.Y. 12701 or to the American Indian Heritage Foundation, P.O. Box 6330, Falls Church, Va. 22040.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello.
Mack Massey Jr.
Retired Chef, 81
Mack Massey Jr. a resident of Monticello since 1947, and Harbor City, Calif., formerly of Roselle, N.J., died Sunday, April 27, 2003, at his home in California. He was 81 years of age.
The son of the late Mack Sr. and Nora McMullen Massey, he was born December 13, 1921, in VanWicks, S .C.
A retired chef, he worked for many years at South Winds Hotel and he was the co-owner of M&M Restaurant in Monticello. Mr. Massey was a member of Kings Chapel Church in Monticello.
He is survived by his wife, Louise Cleveland Massey, at home; two sons, M. Bruce Massey of Gardena, Calif., and Stanley Massey and his companion, Nicole Esclovon of Harbor City, Calif.; seven daughters and four sons-in-law, Carolyn Massey of Monticello. Rochelle Massey and Gordon Jenkins of Monticello, Lenora Massey of Rochester, Jacqueline and Ira Kalish of Santa Monica, Calif., Tracey and Erik Larson of Las Vegas, Nev., Denise and Phillipe Burguierre of Apopka, Fla., and Georgia and James Washington of Lockport; a brother, John H. Massey of Texas; six sisters, Mary Hurling, Hazel Walker, Arline Carmichael, Carolyn Williams, Arvetta Farmer and Helen Boyd, all of Roselle, N.J.; 13 grandchildren, Amelia, Hasan, Kimberly, Markus, Chiana, David, Charlee, Tracy Christopher, Bryan, Miles, Lillian, Lorenze and Sophia; a great-grandchild, Ethan Tristen; many nieces and nephews, including two special nieces, Rosalyn Packwood and Nanette Enabulele of Atlanta, Ga. He was predeceased by two sons, Christopher Stephen Massey and Roy David Massey; four brothers, Robert, Ernest, Arthur Lee and Harold Massey; and three sisters, Lucinda Cureton, Mattie Massey and Beatrice Massey.
Services will be held at Kings Chapel, Spring St., Monticello, at 1 p.m. on Tuesday with Rev. Leon Williams officiating.
Burial will be made in the Rock Ridge Cemetery in Monticello.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 3049, Syracuse, N.Y. 13220-3049 or to the charity of one's choice.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Monticello.
Maggie B. Palmer
Maggie B. Palmer of Buffalo, a former longtime resident of Sullivan County and a homemaker, died Tuesday, April 29, 2003, at the Buffalo General Hospital. She was 63 years of age.
The daughter of the late Willard and Elvia Bracy York, she was born June 1, 1939, in Hurricane, Ala.
She is survived by a daughter, Denise Arnold of Buffalo; four brothers, Jessie York and his wife, Thelma, and Melvin York, all of Monticello, Steven York of Brooklyn and George York of Albany; three sisters, Margaret York of Buffalo, Elizabeth Woodward and her husband, Artrice of Monticello, and Claretha York of New York City; an aunt, Gertrude Curtis of Monticello; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services were held Monday at the Community United Methodist Church in Kauneonga Lake with the Rev. Kenneth Rodgers officiating.
Burial was made in the Evergreen Cemetery in Bethel.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Monticello.
Richard J. Altbach
DEP Supervisor, 56
Richard Jay Altbach of Grahamsville, a supervisor for the Department of Environmental Protection, Board of Water Supply for the City of New York in Grahamsville, died Thursday, May 1, 2003, at the Horton Campus of the Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown. He was 56 years of age.
The son of Pauline Sabloff Altbach and the late Solomon Altbach, he was born August 2, 1946, in Liberty.
A U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, he was a former member of the Clarence Hoyt Post No. 9217, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Liberty Elks Lodge No. 1545, both in Liberty. Mr. Altbach was a member of the Sullivan County Golf Club and several golf leagues.
He is survived by his mother of Liberty; a son and daughter-in-law, Jamison and Jennifer Altbach of Reston, Va.; two daughters, Rachel Altbach, a junior at the Rochester Institute of Technology and Lisa Altbach, a senior at the Tri-Valley High School; a granddaughter, Madeline; two brothers, Jeffrey Altbach and his wife, Susan, of Liberty, and Jerrold Altbach of Northbrook, Ill; and a nephew, Bradley Altbach of Northbrook, Ill.
Services were held Sunday at the Congregation Ahavath Israel Synagogue in Liberty with Rabbi Irving Goldman officiating.
Burial was made in the Congregation Ahavath Israel Cemetery in Liberty.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello.
Helen M. Straut
Ret. LPN, 80
Helen M. Straut, a three-year resident of Spring Hope, N.C., a former resident of Walden and a retired LPN for various hospitals in Rockland County, died Wednesday, April 30, 2003, at the Franklin Regional Medical Center in Louisburg, N.C . She was 80 years of age.
The daughter of the late Lewis I. and Mary J. Andersen Royce, she was born January 20, 1923, in Suffern. She was the widow of George E. Straut.
Mrs. Straut was a former member of the Brick Reformed Church in Montgomery and a member of the Cypress Chapel Baptist Church in Spring Hope, N.C.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, George E. Jr. and Cynthia Straut of Walden; a daughter and son-in-law, Helen and Dan McGinnis of Louisburg, N.C.; a sister, Jean Coe of Wurtsboro; three grandchildren, David McGinnis, James Straut and Jennifer Riportella; three great-grandchildren, Jacob, Jessica and Rebekah McGinnis; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Monday at the Brick Reformed Church in Montgomery with the Rev. Brian Randazzo officiating
Burial was made in the Wallkill Valley Cemetery in Walden.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Brick Reformed Church, Montgomery, N.Y. 12549 or to the Cypress Chapel Baptist Church, Spring Hope, N.C. 27882.
Ret. Meat Mgr., 81
Charles H. Lanahan of Monticello, a retired meat manager for the Trading Post in Rock Hill and a lifelong area resident, died Wednesday, April 30, 2003, at the Grand Oaks Rehabilitation Center in Palm Coast, Fla. He was 81 years of age.
The son of the late John M. and Minnie Kerr Lanahan, he was born May 24, 1921, in Monticello.
Mr. Lanahan was a World War II veteran of the United States Navy and a recipient of the Purple Heart and Bronze Star.
He is survived by his wife, Irene Busch Lanahan of Palm Coast, Fla.; two sons and daughters-in-law, John and Ann Lanahan of Edwardsville, Ill., and Charles E. and Sharen Lanahan of San Jose, Calif.; four grandchildren Tony and his wife, Kim Bogato of Clovis, Calif. Patricia and her husband, Robert McCollum of Brighton, Ill., Kristie and her husband, David Carlson, of San Jose, Calif., and Charles E. Lanahan Jr. of Kingston; eight great-grandchildren, Lauren, Aaron and Marisa Bogato, all of Clovis, Calif., Tammy McCollum of Edwardsville, Ill., and Emilee, Melyssa, Alyssa and Marisa McCollum, all of Brighton, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Saturday at the Loucks Funeral Home in Ellenville.
Burial was made in the Evergreen Cemetery in Bethel.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 95 Schwenk Dr., Kingston, N.Y. 12401.
Karl R.H. Didrich
Karl Robert Herman Didrich of Port Jervis, a former resident of Livingston Manor, and a roofer and carpenter, died Thursday, April 17, 2003, in Lincolnshire, England, as the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was 30 years of age.
The son of the late Christopher Didrich and Ann Benton Didrich Hubbell, he was born September 11, 1972, in Liberty.
Mr. Didrich spent his youth in Livingston Manor at the family farm on Tuttle Hill.
In a family statement, it was said, "He had an outgoing personality and loved to play his guitar. His adventurous spirit led him down many of life's avenues. He touched many lives and will always be remembered for his smile, his laughter and carefree attitude. Karl, we will miss you."
He is survived by a daughter, Katie Didrich of Keysville, Va.; a brother, Christopher Didrich of Milford, Pa.; his step-father, Russell Hubbell of Hendersonville, Tenn.; two step-brothers, Ryan Hubbell of the U.S. Navy, stationed in Boston, Mass., and Matthew Hubbell, stationed with the U.S. Navy in California; a cousin, Alexandria Dench-Layton of Livingston Manor; his ex-wife, Tina Didrich of Keysville, Va.; dear friends, Barbara Schmanko of Toms River, N.J., Joanne Kendall of Peterborough, England and Joe Drinko of Milford, Pa.; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and other friends. He was predeceased by a daughter, Brittany Didrich, his paternal grandparents, Robert and Elsie Didrich and maternal grandparents, Herman and Ruth Benton.
Cremation was made in England.
The cremains will be interred in the Orchard Street Cemetery in Livingston Manor.
A Service of Remembrance will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday; at the Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home, 29 Pearl St., Livingston Manor, with the Rev. Craig Saunders officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to the family, c/o Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home, 29 Pearl St., Livingston Manor, N.Y. 12758.