June 6, 2003
Unveiling of Monument
For Stanley Liese
There will be an unveiling of the monument for Stanley Liese at the Beth-El Cemetery in Bethel at 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 8. A celebration of the life of Stanley and his wife, the late Lillyan Liese, will follow at the White Lake Firehouse from 2 to 4 p.m. Mr. Liese was a former Town of Bethel Justice.
Arrangements were made by the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello.
Celebration of Life
For Stanley VanInwegen
A Celebration of Life Picnic in memory of Stanley W. "Bucky" VanInwegen, who died November 3, 2002, in Florida, will be held on Saturday, June 7, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the home of Linda and Dan Millis, Hardenburg Road, in Youngsville.
Funeral arrangements were made by the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Monticello.
Ret. Machinist, 62
Dezso Szecsi of Swan Lake, a retired machinist with Sound Coat Corp. on Long Island and a 15-year area resident, died Friday, May 30, 2003, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 62 years of age.
The son of the late Ferenc and Erzsebet Kulya Szecsi, he was born February 12, 1941, in Hungary.
Mr. Szecsi had also worked as a blacksmith while living in Hungary.
He is survived by a nephew, Ferenc Szecsi and his wife of Minnetonka, Minn.; four brothers, two sisters and several nieces and nephews, all in Hungary.
Services were held Wednesday at the Harris Funeral Home in Liberty with Monsignor William Collins officiating.
Burial will be made in Hungary.
Memorial contributions may be made to Orange-Sullivan Hospice, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.
MaryAnn Neely Kilbride of Liberty, a longtime area resident and a homemaker, died Saturday, May 31, 2003, at her home, after a long illness. She was 61 years of age.
The daughter of the late Ira Franklin Switzer and Mary Gladdin Dempsey, she was born August 19, 1941, in Summer Lee, W. Va. She was the widow of Ennis Kilbride who died in 2002.
Mrs. Kilbride is survived by a daughter, RoseAnna Neely Hicks of Bradley, W. Va.
Services were held at the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Liberty on Wednesday with the Revs. David McCarthy, Harry Watson and Kenneth Ford officiating.
Burial will be made in the West Virginia National Cemetery in Grafton, W. Va.
Anna J. Lamoya
Anna J. Lamoya of Parksville, a homemaker and a 20-year area resident, died Sunday, June 1, 2003, at her home. She was 80 years of age.
The daughter of the late William Horacio and Inocencia Nieva, she was born March 23, 1923, in Puerto Rico. She was the widow of Fernando Lamoya who died March 2, 1989.
Mrs. Lamoya was a member of St. Peter's R.C. Church in Liberty.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Irene and Henry Ramirez of Parksville; two brothers, William Horacio of Lehigh Acres, Fla., and Armando Horacio of the Bronx; two sisters, Elizabeth Westbrook of California and Lydia Lopez of the Bronx; seven grandchildren, Adam Ramirez, Donna Gil, Glenn Ramirez, Eric Ramirez, Audra Santillo, Tracey Barron and Venus Nolan; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Linda Nolan.
Services were held at the Ramsay's Funeral Home on Thursday with the Rev. Ivan Csete officiating.
Burial was made in the Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery in Liberty.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Assoc., P.O. Box 31160, Hartford, Conn. 06150-1160.
James Clifford Jr.
Ret. Correc. Offc., 72
James Clifford Jr. of Youngsville, a retired corrections officer at the Woodbourne Correctional Facility, died Tuesday, June 3, 2003, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 72 years of age.
The son of the late James Sr. and Margaret Tuohy Clifford, he was born March 11, 1931, in the Bronx.
Serving in the United States Army from 1948 to 1968, he was a veteran of both the Korean and Vietnam wars. Mr. Clifford was a member of Corp. Russell Sprague American Legion Post No. 1019 and the Clarence Hoyt Post No. 9217, Veterans of Foreign Wars, both in Liberty and a member of the Disabled American Veterans of New York State.
He is survived by his wife, Rose Hertel Clifford, at home; two brothers, John Clifford of Hollywood, Md., and Martin "Vincent" Clifford of Sarasota, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Patrick J. Clifford.
A Funeral Mass will be offered Friday at 11 a.m. at St. George's Church in Jeffersonville with Father Paul Osborne, O.F.M., officiating.
Burial will be made in Greenhill Cemetery in Youngsville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, 716 West 168th St., New York, N.Y. 10032.
Arrangements were made by the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville.
Patricia D. Main
Ret. Ins. Clerk., 64
Patricia D. Main of Liberty, a retired clerk for Bakers Mutual Insurance in Lynbrook and a 15-year area resident, died Sunday, June 1, 2003, at the Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla. She was 64 years of age.
The daughter of the late Worthington and Margaret Earl Stokes, she was born July 9, 1938, in Brooklyn.
Mrs. Main is survived by her husband, Donald Main, at home; two children, Lori Merriweather of Port Jervis and Robert Deming of Woodbourne; three sisters, Margaret Logan, Elizabeth Slater and Priscilla Lent; a brother, Earl Stokes; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Thursday at the Rasmussen Sons Funeral Home in Narrowsburg.
Cremation was made at the Twin Tiers Crematory in Endicott.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Ulster County Unit, 159 Green St., Kingston, NY. 12401.
Truck Driver, 65
Charles Newell of Bloomingburg, a lifelong area resident and a truck driver for Checke Metal Fabricators in Middletown, died Monday, June 2, 2003, at his home. He was 65 years of age.
The son of Ella L. Newell Stabler and the late Frank A. Newell, he was born February 10, 1938, in Middletown.
A U.S. Navy veteran, he was a member and past chief of the Bloomingburg Fire Department #1 and currently was serving as the president, fire commissioner and fire police captain. Mr. Newell enjoyed crafts and craft fairs and was an avid woodworker. He and his wife did craft shows.
Mr. Newell is survived by his wife, Jackie Newell, at home; his mother of Middletown; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Jody and Tom Muldoon of Spring Glen, Laura and Gary Karp of Middletown and Tammy Newell. He was predeceased by his stepfather, D. Cain Stabler and a sister, Jane Louise Newell.
A Service of Remembrance was held Thursday at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Middletown with the Rev. William Wolfe officiating.
Burial was made in the family plot in the Bloomingburg Cemetery.
Ret. Businessman, 76
Peter Paul of Boca Raton, Fla., a former resident and the retired owner of S. Wiener Furniture Store in South Fallsburg, died Sunday, June 1, 2003, at his home in Florida following a long illness. He was 76 years of age.
The son of the late William and Rebecca Paul, he was born September 9, 1926, in the Bronx. He was the widower of Gloria Wiener Paul.
He is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Maxine Paul and Zee Mejersen of Weston, Conn., and Roberta Paul and Keith Cohen of Newtonville, Mass.; and a grandson, Adam Mejersen. He was predeceased by a brother, Dr. Bernard Paul.
Services were held Thursday at the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Woodbourne with Rabbi Isaac Gottlieb officiating.
Interment was made at the South Fallsburg Hebrew Association Cemetery in Glen Wild.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wien Center for Alzheimer's Disease and Memory Disorders, Mt. Sinai Medical Center, 4300 Alton Rd., Miami Beach, Fla. 33140.
Mary D. Kaplan, 79
Co-Owner K-Brand Farms
Mary Dorothy Kaplan of Woodridge, a co-owner and operator of K-Brand Farms in Woodridge, died Sunday, June 1, 2003, at the Horton Campus of the Orange County Regional Medical Center in Middletown. She was 79 years of age.
The daughter of the late Harry and Ida Usdan Goodstein, she was born August 4, 1923, in Yonkers.
Mrs. Kaplan was a member of Hadassah, the Glen Wild Women's Club and a member of the Sisterhood of Congregation Anshei Glen Wild.
She is survived by her husband, Meyer Kaplan, at home; four sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Merryl Kaplan of Glen Wild, Bruce and Sondra Kaplan of Haines City, Fla., Phil and Anne Kaplan of Glen Wild and Karl and Ellen Kaplan of Clifton Park; two brothers, David Goodstein of Ellenville and Morris Goodstein of Los Angeles, Calif.; 11 grandchildren, Alan Kaplan and his wife, Dawn, Jamie, Edward and Randi Kaplan, Heather Marin and her husband, Steve, Nicole and Rachel Feller, Heather Margulis and her husband, Allen, and Amy, Matthew and Joshua Kaplan; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services and burial were held Tuesday at the Congregation Anshei Glen Wild Cemetery in Glen Wild with Rabbi Irving Goodman officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hebrew Day School of Sullivan and Ulster Counties, Kiamesha Lake, N.Y. 12751 or to the Mountaindale Ambulance Corps, Mountaindale, N.Y. 12763.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello.
For Sylvia Herwig
A memorial service for Sylvia Herwig, a Livingston Manor resident who died March 2, 2003, will be held at 10 a.m. on Sunday, June 8, at the Catskill Friends (Quaker) Meetinghouse on Route 55, Grahamsville. All of her friends are welcome to attend.
Dorothy B. Joergle
Dorothy B. Joergle of Port Jervis, a homemaker and a lifelong area resident, died Wednesday, June 4, 2003, at her home. She was 93 years of age.
The daughter of the late John B. and Helen Spellman Stewart, she was born August 17, 1909, in Kenoza Lake.
Mrs. Joergle was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Jeffersonville.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Warren A. and Dolores Joergle and a daughter and son-in-law, Marlene and James Knight, all of Port Jervis; five grandchildren, Susan Brown, Richard Knight, Carl Joergle, Glenn Joergle and Stacy Joergle-Gilday; and three great-grandchildren, Kristina Brown, and Amber and Halle Joergle.
Private services were arranged by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home in Port Jervis.
Burial was made at the Kenoza Lake Cemetery.
Daniel J. Sullivan
Ret. Waiter, 73
Daniel J. Sullivan of Monticello, a retired waiter for the Concord Resort Hotel in Kiamesha Lake, died Sunday, June 1, 2003, at his home. He was 73 years of age
The son of the late Cornelius and Margaret Noone Sullivan, he was born April 11, 1930, in Brooklyn. He was the widower of Joan Adams Sullivan.
Mr. Sullivan was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Korea.
He is survived by a brother, James Sullivan of Far Rockaway; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and area friends. He was predeceased by a sister, Mary "Maureen" Motchan, and a brother, John Sullivan.
Graveside services and burial will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Greenhill Cemetery in Youngsville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Funeral arrangements were made by the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Monticello.
Sax Player, 76
Allen Eager of the state of Florida, a top saxophonist during the bebop era, died April 13, 2003, in Daytona Beach, Fla. He was 76 years of age.
His parents owned and operated the "Eager Rose Garden" hotel for many years in what was then Bushville and on which property the Catskill Regional Medical Center is now located in Harris.
Mr. Eager attended grade school in Harris.
He played in clubs on West 52nd Street in Manhattan with such notables as Fats Navarro, Coleman Hawkins, Todd Dameron, Charlie Parker, Gerry Mulligan and Buddy Rich.
By 1956, Mr. Eager was living in Paris and became engaged. He skied and raced cars and in 1961 he and his racing partner, Denise McCluggage, placed at Sebring in Florida.
He settled in Florida in the late 1960s, recorded a comeback album, "Renaissance" for the Uptown label in 1982 and toured with Dizzy Gillespie.
He is survived by his former wife, Nancy, of Homestead, Fla.; two daughters, one in Miami, Fla., and Zoe Griffin of Roswell, Ga.; a son, Jacob Eager of Miami, Fla.; and two granddaughters.
Services and burial were held in Florida.
Peter D. Watson
BOCES Teacher, 43
Peter D. Watson of Liberty, a 10-year area resident and a special education teacher at the Liberty Campus of BOCES, died suddenly on Tuesday, June 3, 2003. He was 43 years of age.
The son of Raymond and Lenore Beltzer Watson, he was born June 26, 1959, in Mount Vernon.
He received his BA from Concordia College in Bronxville in Elementary Education and his MS in Learning Disabilities from Lehman College in the Bronx.
A BOCES administrator stated that Peter Watson was one of the finest educators who ever worked in the BOCES program and a role model for the students to follow.
Mr. Watson was a member of the White Lake Reformed Presbyterian Church. He was the Special Olympics power lifting coach for the Sullivan County area and an amateur herpatologist, lecturing in various schools on reptile animal studies. He was a classroom innovator in reptile management and snake care, using a hands-on method in classroom studies.
In a family statement, it was said, "He will be sorely missed by all those who knew and loved him, especially his mother and children whom he adored."
He is survived by his mother of Mount Vernon; two daughters, Christa Watson and Daniella Watson, both of Bloomingburg; a step-sister, Carol Ray of West Babylon; a special uncle, Dr. Lee Beltzer of Brooklyn; several aunts, uncles and devoted cousins; and his friend, Gayle Bush of Liberty.
Friends may call at the Ramsay's Funeral Home, 275 S. Main St., Liberty, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the White Lake Reformed Presbyterian Church, Route 17B and Matson Rd., White Lake.
Cremation will be made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Memorial contributions may be made to Special Olympics Section 32, c/o Carmen "Letty" Figueroa, Sullivan County BOCES, 6 Wierk Ave., Liberty, N.Y. 12754.