May 13, 2003
Catherine R. Pflanz
Catherine R. Pflanz of Port Jervis, a homemaker and a lifelong area resident, died Wednesday, May 7, 2003, at the Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis. She was 80 years of age.
The daughter of the late Earl and Regina O'Hara Mead, she was born October 26, 1922, in Port Jervis. She was the widow of Charles O. Pflanz who died December 25, 2000.
Mrs. Pflanz was a member of St. Mary's R.C. Church in Port Jervis.
In a family statement, it was said, "She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Catherine loved her flowers and gardening but most of all she enjoyed her family photos."
She is survived by four sons and three daughters-in-law, Daniel J. Sr. and Diane Pflanz of Port Jervis, Gerald and Carol Pflanz of Milford, Pa., Richard and Sheila Pflanz of Eldred and Charles E. Pflanz of Port Jervis; three sisters, Eleanor Cuddeback of Tucson, Ariz., Marion Cole of Sparrowbush and Rita Colaiaco of Matamoras, Pa.; nine grandchildren, Brittany Pflanz, Debbie Pflanz-Padgett, Michele Cron, Michael Pflanz, Gerald Pflanz II, Heather Moore, Claissia Pflanz, Renee Martel, Lori Caswell; four great-grandchildren, Katlin and Kendra Cron, Aaron VanHorn and Brianna Moore; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Pamela Jean, a grandson, Daniel J. Pflanz Jr., and a brother, Earl Mead.
Services were held Saturday at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home in Port Jervis, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary's R.C. Church in Port Jervis with the Rev. Dennis Dinan officiating.
Burial was made in St. Mary's Cemetery in Port Jervis.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Building Fund, 46 Ball St., Port Jervis, N.Y. 12771.
for Jean Bant
Memorial services for Jean Bant of Liberty will be held on Wednesday, May 14, 2003, at 10 a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 26 Chestnut St., Liberty. The Rev. Audrey Pedersen will officiate.
Randolph Jackson, 49
Randolph Jackson of Queens died on Friday, May 2, 2003, in Queens. He was 49 years of age.
He is survived by a sister, Charlotta Jackson of the Bronx; and many friends at Daytop Village.
Services were held Monday at the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Liberty with the Rev. Norman Graves officiating.
Burial was made in St. Peter's Cemetery in Liberty.
Ret. Nurse's Aide, 78
Stanislawa Siekanska, a 50-year area resident and a retired nurse's aide at the Walnut Mountain Care Center in Liberty, died Sunday, May 11, 2003, at the Achieve Rehabilitation and Nursing Facility in Liberty. She was 78 years of age.
The daughter of the late Marcin and Agnieszka Siekanska, she was born February 8, 1925, in Poland.
Miss Siekanska was a member of St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church in Liberty.
She is survived only by several friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:45 a.m. on Tuesday at St. Peters Roman Catholic Church, 264 North Main St., Liberty with Msgr. Edward Straub officiating.
Interment will be made in St. Peter's Cemetery in Liberty.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Liberty.
Frieda Kelting of Hortonville, a homemaker and a longtime area resident, died Saturday, May 10, 2003, at her home. She was 93 years of age.
The daughter of the late Robert and Emma Pohlmann, she was born April 13, 1910, in Elmshorn, Germany. She was the widow of Karl Kelting.
Mrs. Kelting was a member of the Delaware Valley Senior Citizens in Callicoon and the Lake Huntington Senior Citizens Sunshine Club, a 43-year member of the Hortonville-Beechwood's Home Extension, a member of the United Methodist Women of Callicoon and attended the Hankins United Methodist Church.
She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Karin and Albert Meyer of Callicoon and Antge and Robert Hellwig of Oakland, N.J.; a son and daughter-in-law, Karl and Kathleen Kelting of Tucson, Ariz.; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Siegfried Kelting.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Cremation was made at the Twin Tiers Crematory in Endicott.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hankins United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 44, Hankins, N.Y. 12741 or to the Upper Delaware Ambulance Corps, P.O. Box 238, Hankins, N.Y. 12741.
Kurt J. Gopel
Kurt J. Gopel of Callicoon, a self-employed landscaper and a knife sharpener, a former employee of the Sullivan County Department of Public Works and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, and an area resident since 1977, died Saturday, May 10, 2003, at the Westchester Medical Center, St. Agnes Hospital Division, in White Plains. He was 63 years of age.
The son of the late Kurt and Gertrude Hoffman Gopel, he was born February 1, 1940, in the Bronx.
Mr. Gopel was a member of the Forestburgh Fire Department.
He is survived by his wife, Connie Tyler Gopel, at home; three children, Holly Gopel of Athens, Ala., Dennis Gopel and Daniel Gopel, both of Callicoon; his former wife, Marilyn Perl Gopel and their two children, Yvette Gopel and Erika Capuzzi; a brother, Richard Gopel of Georgia; two grandchildren, Lindsey Koester and Myles Harris and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Betty, and a brother, Martin.
Friends may call at the Rasmussen Sons Funeral Home in Narrowsburg on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Walter Tyler officiating.
Burial will be made in Laurel Cemetery in Cochecton Center.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Forestburgh Fire Department, Route 42, Forestburgh, N.Y. 12777.
Claire P. Klein
Ret. Bookkeeper, 86
Claire P. Klein of Forestburgh, a retired bookkeeper in the insurance industry, died Friday, May 9, 2003, in Elant at Goshen. She was 86 years of age.
The daughter of the late Ruben and Ethel Plevinsky, she was born July 31, 1916, in Camden, N.J. She was the widow of Milton Klein who died in 1992.
Mrs. Klein was a member of Temple Sholom in Monticello, the Forestburgh Community Club, the Forestburgh Republican Club, the Cooperative Extension and the Forestburgh Fire Company #1 Auxiliary.
She is survived by two sisters-in-law, Helen Plevin of Ramsay, N.J., and Mildred Plevinsky of Philadelphia, Pa.; a niece, Denna Plevinsky; and five nephews, Ken Plevin, Marvin Plevinsky, Ken Klein, Jeffrey Klein and Mathew Drutt.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home, 186 Broadway, Monticello, with Rabbi Irwin Tanenbaum officiating.
Burial will be made in the Temple Sholom Cemetery in Monticello.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Forestburgh Fire Company #1, Forestburgh, N.Y. 12777 or to Temple Sholom, Port Jervis Rd., Monticello, N.Y. 12701.
Thomas V. McDoal
Newspaper Vendor, 61
Thomas V. McDoal of Troy, an operator of newspaper stands and vending facilities at the New York State Office Campus, as well as several other locations throughout the state, died Saturday, May 10, 2003, at the Albany Medical Center. He was 61 years of age.
The son of the late Thomas F. and Hazel M. Finch McDoal, he was born in Detroit, Mich.
He attended the New York Institute for the Blind and St. John's University in New York City.
Mr. McDoal was an active member of the Albany Polish Community Center. He was a former member of the Citizens Auxiliary Police in Binghamton and the Blind Bowlers League in Albany. Although he was blind since the age of nine, over the years he participated in many activities such as baseball, sledding, bicycling, target practice, wrestling and crew. He loved many different types of music and was an avid music collector.
He is survived by his wife, Frances Angley Koehler McDoal; a son, James McDoal of Texas; a sister, Teresa Dumeier of Orange, Va.; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Michael and Charlotte McDoal of Livingston Manor, William and Kathleen McDoal of Roscoe and Joseph and Esther McDoal of Charlottesville, Va.; a grandson; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Kathleen Bujanovsky, and a brother, Jon McDoal.
Friends may call at the Phillip J. Brendese Funeral Home, 133 Broad St., Route 32, Waterford, on Tuesday, from 4 to 8 p.m.
Services will be held on Wednesday at 8:45 a.m. at the funeral home, followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Michael the Archangel Church on Williams Road in Troy.
Memorial contributions may be made to Guiding Eyes for the Blind or the Polish Community Center of Albany, both in care of the funeral home.
Gloria M. Gluck
Gloria Maxine Gluck, a 50-year resident of Monticello and a homemaker, died Thursday, May 8, 2003, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 73 years of age.
The daughter of the late Garcia and Mildred Hill Morrow, she was born August 19, 1929, in North Russell.
A 1951 graduate of St. Lawrence University, she worked side by side with her husband in various businesses in Potsdam, Matamoras, Pa., and Monticello.
In a family statement, it was said, "Maxine was a loving and caring wife, mother of four and grandmother of eight."
She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Carl "Shotzie" Gluck, at home; four children and their spouses, Carl II and Debra Gluck of Monticello, Carol and Wayne Keesler of Goshen, Charles and Tammy Gluck of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and Cheryl and Tony Owen of Lewes, Del.; a sister, Marlene Pullmain of North Russell; a brother, (Ret.) Lt. Col. Garcia Morrow of Fairfax, Va.; eight grandchildren, Carl III, Melissa, Erin, Kyle, Tyler, Charles Jr., Cheyenne and Brandi; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 195 Broadway, Monticello with the Rev. Virginia Hoch officiating.
Burial will be made in the St. John Street Cemetery in Monticello.
Memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church of Goshen, 110 Webster Ave., Goshen, N.Y. 10924.
Viktor S. Baumann
Culinary Arts Prof., 56
Victor S. Baumann of Walker Valley and Pine Bush died Wednesday, April 30, 2003, in Helsinki, Finland. He was 56 years of age.
The son of the late Josef and Rose Baumann, he was born December 18, 1946, in Schaffhausen, Switzerland.
A professor of culinary arts, he taught for 18 years at The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park. He loved teaching and his passion was good food and the history of cooking.
An avid traveler, he traveled all over the world and he and his wife lived in New Zealand, Switzerland, two years on cruise ships, Canada, Hong Kong and Guam before settling in the Walker Valley/Pine Bush area.
Mr. Baumann was very active in the Cursillo movement. He was the Ultreya Rep for Pine Bush and was involved in many Cursillo Weekends, both in the kitchen and on the team.
In a family statement it was said, "Viktor was a loving husband, father, son, brother, brother-in-law and friend. Viktor was always singing, smiling and was so full of life. He was an inspiration to his family and to all who knew him. He will be sorely missed and forever loved."
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Gail Baumann, and three children, Natascha, Kyra and Stefan, all at home; six brothers and sisters, Franz, Rose, Monika, Elizabeth, Markus and Josef, and their spouses, all in Schaffhausen, Switzerland; his mother-in-law, Shirley Simms; his in-laws, Kyra Bethel, Susan and Peter Leydon, Zane and Raelene Howard, in Australia; and many nieces and nephews both in Switzerland and Australia.
A Funeral Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Infant Saviour Church in Pine Bush.
Burial willl be made in the Bloomingburg Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Infant Saviour Building Fund, 22 Holland Ave., Pine Bush, N.Y. 12566.