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June 10, 2003

Betty F. Post
Homemaker, 79

Betty Florence Post of Livingston Manor, a homemaker, died Friday, June 6, 2003, at the Horton Campus of the Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown. She was 79 years of age.
The daughter of the late Louis and Florence Lawrence Geleng, she was born September 17, 1923, in Hackensack, N.J. She was the widow of Rodney Post.
Mrs. Post is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Susan Post of Livingston Manor; a grandson, Richard Post of Rainelle, W. Va.; a granddaughter, Tracy Skaggs of Wallkill; and a great-grandson, Alden Michael Post. She was predeceased by two brothers and four sisters.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Livingston Manor Fire Department or the Livingston Manor Ambulance Corps, Main St., Livingston Manor, N.Y. 12758.

Irving Simon
Ret. Pharmacist, 81

Irving Simon of Loch Sheldrake, a retired pharmacist at Mt. Lebanon Hospital in the Bronx, died Friday, June 6, 2003, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 81 years of age.
The son of the late Sam and Anna Simon, he was born May 22, 1922, in New York City. He was the widower of Esther Simon who died in 1990.
Mr. Simon was a member of the Hurleyville Synagogue and was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army.
He is survived by his wife of nine years, Rose Tessler Simon, at home in Loch Sheldrake; three sons and daughters-in-law, Jeffrey and Christina Simon of Schenectady, Steven and Dafna Simon of Santa Rosa, Calif., and Robert and Fara Simon of Montvale, N.J.; eight grandchildren, Jeremy, Eric, Ziv, Maayan, Zachary, Jacob, Matthew and Elizabeth; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Sunday at the Hurleyville Synagogue with Rabbi Ben Zion Chanowitz officiating.
Burial was made in the Hurleyville Synagogue Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello.

John Petrowsky
U.S. Marine, 19

John Stewart Petrowsky of Klamath Falls, Oreg., a lance corporal in the U. S. Marine Corps, died Sunday, May 4, 2003, in Camp Lejeune, N.C. He was 19 years of age.
The son of John A. and Rebecca "Becky" Fouse Petrowsky, he was born December 10, 1983, in Harris.
He moved to Klamath Falls, Oreg., in 1996 and attended Klamath Union High Schools, earning his GED degree. He loved the outdoors, especially fishing.
Lance Corporal Petrowsky volunteered for and had been on active duty with the U.S. Marine Corps since December 3, 2001, where he was trained as a tank mechanic.
He is survived by his parents of Klamath Falls, Oreg.; a sister, Dawn Deann Fletcher of San Diego, Calif.; his paternal grandparents, Art and Luella "Lou" Petrowsky of Rock Hill; his maternal grandfather, Robert F. Fouse of Klamath Falls, Oreg.; his maternal grandmother, Catherine Hollingsworth of Needles, Calif.; a niece, Amy Lynn Avila of San Diego, Calif.; and numerous other family members.
A service was held at Eternal Hills Chapel in Klamath Falls with Deacon Ken Morton officiating.

Edwin R. Dunn Jr.
Truck Driver, 62

Edwin R. Dunn Jr. of Roscoe, a truck driver with NY Bituminous in Chester and a longtime area resident, died Saturday, June 7, 2003, at the Delaware Valley Hospital in Walton, He was 62 years of age.
Born July 19, 1940, in Hackensack, N.J., he served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1958-1961. Mr. Dunn was a member of Teamsters Local 560 in Union City, N.J.
He is survived by his wife, Betty L. Faulkner Dunn, at home; two sons, Edward R. Dunn III of Walden and Theodore Dunn and his wife, Kim; a daughter and son-in-law, Dawn and John King; three step-children, Debbie Melvin and her husband, Wayne, of Roscoe, Connie Minckler and her husband, Gerald, of Long Eddy, and Daniel Faulkner of Roscoe; and eight grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Harris Funeral Home, Railroad Ave., Roscoe, on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday at the funeral home with Pastor Lucille Frey officiating.
Burial will be made in Riverview Cemetery in Roscoe.
Memorial contributions may be made to the R&R Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Roscoe, N.Y. 12776.

Donald Baker, 87
Fmr. Co. Treasurer

Donald Baker of Liberty, a lifelong area resident and a former 24-year Sullivan County Treasurer, died Sunday, June 8, 2003, in White Sulphur Springs. He was 87 years of age.
The son of the late Lewis and Anna Hunt Baker, he was born June 1, 1916, in Liberty. He was the widower of Agnes Slaver Baker, who died in 1998.
A World War II Navy veteran and a Purple Heart recipient, he was a member of the Clarence Hoyt Post #9217, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Corp. Russell D. Sprague Post of the American Legion, both in Liberty. Mr. Baker was also a member of the Liberty Elks Lodge #1545, the Liberty Masonic Lodge #521, Free and Accepted Masons; and a 60-year member of J.C. Young Hose Co. #1 of the Liberty Fire Department.
He is survived by a daughter-in-law, Dolores Baker of Liberty; two brothers-in-law, Chester Slaver of Liberty and Deming Slaver of the state of Florida; two granddaughters, Kelly and Caitlin Baker, both of Liberty; and several nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Donald Baker, who died in 2000.
Friends may call at the Ramsay's Funeral Home, 275 S. Main St., Liberty on Wednesday from noon to 2 p.m.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
Burial will be made in St. Peter's Cemetery in Liberty.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.

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