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June 13, 2003

Memorial Service
For Frieda Kelting

A memorial service for Frieda Kelting, a resident of Hortonville who died May 10, 2003, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 21, at the Hankins United Methodist Church.
Friends are invited to join the family for a reception at the Hortonville Firehouse following the services, even if they are unable to attend the service.

Harold G. Sandin
Ret. Detective, 66

Harold G. Sandin of Callicoon, a retired detective for the Suffolk County Police Department and a 15-year area resident, died Tuesday, June 10, 2003, at his home. He was 66 years of age.
The son of the late Harold G. and Marie Koenig Sandin, he was born June 2, 1937, in Brooklyn.
Mr. Sandin served in the U. S. Reserves and was a member and past Grand Knight, trustee and treasurer of Delaware Council #4478, Knights of Columbus. He was also Faithful Captain of the 4th Degree, member of the Color Corps and a member of Holy Cross Church in Callicoon.
He is survived by his wife, Florence Johnston Sandin, at home; four daughters and two sons-in-law, Catherine and Doug Hoffman of Medford, Conn., and Elizabeth A. Sandin, Donna Hughis and Susan and Robert Lindquist, all of Long Island; a son, Harold Sandin III of Long Island; five grandchildren, Christopher, Bryan, Jessica, Robert and James; and two sisters and brothers-in-law, Loretta and Walter Moore of Saugerties and Pauline and Robert Loreng of Queens.
A Funeral Mass will be offered at 11 a.m. on Friday at Holy Cross Church in Callicoon with the Rev. Ignatius Smith, O.F.M., officiating.
Burial will be made in the Holy Cross Section of the Callicoon Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Oncology Medication Fund, c/o Dr. Katherine Seibert, Ambulatory Services Bldg., 2nd Floor Catskill Regional Medical Center, Bushville Rd., Harris, N.Y. 12742.

Memorial Mass
For Robert V. Boyd

A Memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 14, at St. Francis Church in Youngsville for Robert V. Boyd. Mr. Boyd died in Florida earlier this spring.
A luncheon will be served afterwards at the Elks Lodge at 21 John St. in Liberty.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Francis Church, Youngsville, N.Y. 12791.

Joseph O'Toole
Ret. Bottler, 72

Joseph O'Toole of Cochecton Center, a retired bottler for Seven-Up Bottling in Mineola and a nine-year area resident, died Monday, June 9, 2003, in Kingston. He was 72 years of age.
The son of the late John and Lillian O'Toole, he was born April 15, 1931, in Brooklyn. He was the widower of Lorraine Lutz O'Toole who died in 1999.
He is survived by two children, Kathleen Taylor of Cochecton Center and Dennis O'Toole of Glenville; a brother, Robert O'Toole of California; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Joseph, and a sister, Mary.
Services will be held at 9 a.m. on Friday at the Rasmussen Sons Funeral Home in Narrowsburg with the Rev. Phyllis Haynes officiating.
Burial will be made in The Lutheran Cemetery in Middle Village, Queens.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association of the Hudson Valley, 35 Orchard St., White Plains, N.Y. 10503.

Judith Bakunas
Administrator, 48

Judith Lanza Bakunas of Westfield, N.J., a 20-year human resources and benefits administrator at Merck & Co., died Tuesday, June 10, 2003, at her home. She was 48 years of age.
She was the daughter of Richard and Patricia Lanza.
A former resident of Manasquan and Middletown, she was creative in the design of gardens and home interiors and loved to rehabilitate old furnishings. A natural at cooking, she enjoyed hosting large gatherings, especially with her family.
Mrs. Bakunas is survived by her husband, Richard D. Bakunas, and a daughter, Melissa Ann; her mother of Wurtsboro; her father of Livingston Manor; four sisters and two brothers-in-law, Debbie and Steve Donathan of Atlanta, Ga., Mickey Lanza of Westbrookville, Melissa Lanza of Wurtsboro and Elizabeth and Harry Copeland of Hopewell, N.J.; and two brothers and sisters-in-law, Michael and Pam Lanza of Bel Air, Md., and Richard and Juliet Lanza of Stratford, Conn.
A Funeral Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. on Friday at St. Helen's Church in Westfield, N.J.
Memorial contributions may be made to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, P.O. Box 27106, New York, N.Y. 10087.

Harold Gross
Ret. NYS Emply., 84

Harold Gross of New Port Richey, Fla., a retired New York State employee, died May 2, 2003 at the Bayonet Point Health and Rehab Center in Hudson, Fla. He was 84 years of age.
Born in Livingston Manor, he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and of the Protestant faith.
Mr. Gross was an operations officer for the Coast Guard Auxiliary in Tarpon Springs, Fla., a member of the Hancock Masonic Lodge, and an avid fly fisherman.
He is survived by his wife, Peaches Gross of New Port Richey, Fla.; a daughter, Virginia Rankin of Elizabeth City, N.C.; two sisters, Eveline Robbins and Esther Bull, both of Middletown; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Arrangements were by the National Cremation Society.

Carolyn Hallock
District Clerk, 61

Carolyn Benedict Hallock of Westbrookville, a district clerk for the Orange County Soil and Water Conservation District and a lifelong area resident, died Tuesday, June 10, 2003, at her home. She was 61 years of age.
The daughter of the late George and Marjorie Murphy Benedict, she was born March 7, 1942, in Middletown.
In a family statement, it was said, "Carolyn loved life and helping others in need. She enjoyed yard sales, flea markets and antique shops. She had a passion for animals and loved her cats."
She is survived by her companion of 10 years, Larry Johnson, at home; a son, Warren Hallock of Sparrowbush; a brother and sister-in-law, William "Bill" and Dorothy Benedict, and their two sons of Jamestown, Ohio; and an aunt, Charlotte Brewster, and her family of West Danby.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Gray-Parker Funeral Home, 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis, with the Rev. Ben Willis of the Presbyterian Church of Milford officiating.
Burial will be made in the Westbrookville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Port Jervis/Deerpark Inc., 202 Route 209, Port Jervis, N.Y. 12771.

Clarence Galloway
Ret. Carpenter, 82

Clarence C. Galloway, a 10-year resident of Ocala, Fla., a former resident of White Lake and a retired carpenter, died Tuesday, June 10, 2003, at the New Horizons Rehabilitation Center in Ocala. He was 82 years of age.
He was born in Hackensack, N.J. and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Mr. Galloway was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Candler, Fla.; the VFW in Bogota, N.J., and the White Lake Fire Company. He loved gardening.
He is survived by his wife, Rita C. Galloway of Ocala; a son, Patrick R. Galloway of Liberty; a daughter, Diane Miller of Forestburgh; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
No further information was furnished.

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