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June 20, 2003

Salvatore DeMauro
Ret. Carpenter, 79

Salvatore "Sal" DeMauro of Narrowsburg, a retired carpenter and construction consultant for Narrowsburg Lumber, a former Town of Tusten Code Enforcement Officer and a 51-year area resident, died Wednesday, June 18, 2003, at his home. He was 79 years of age.
The son of the late Salvatore Sr. and Louise D'Arco DeMauro, he was born October 25, 1923, in Brooklyn.
A World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy, he was a member of the Tusten Lions Club, the Narrowsburg Fire Department, the Beaver Brook Rod and Gun Club and the Honesdale Golf Club. Mr. DeMauro was the founder of the Delaware Valley Little Fellows League.
He is survived by his wife of almost 55 years, June Eggler DeMauro, at home; two daughters, Linda Jobmann and her husband, Ron, of Clinton, Md. and Barbara DeMauro and her fiance, Richard Maloney, of Narrowsburg; two sons, Sal DeMauro Jr. of Narrowsburg, and David DeMauro and his wife, Sybil, of Santa Barbara, Calif.; a sister, Anna Flash of the state of Florida; two brothers, Fred DeMauro of New Jersey and John DeMauro of South Carolina; four grandchildren, Brian, Bradley, Justin and Meghan; and several nieces and nephews.
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 Tusten Ambulance Corps, Narrowsburg, N.Y. 12764 or to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Rasmussen Sons Funeral Home in Narrowsburg.

Jacqueline Pedersen
Ret. Manager, 64

Jacqueline "Jackie" Pedersen of Barryville, a retired department manager of K-Mart in Matamoras, Pa., and a 20-year area resident, died Tuesday, June 17, 2003, at her home. She was 64 years of age.
The daughter of the late John and Louise Pariapiano Lawrence, she was born September 2, 1938 in Scranton, Pa.
Mrs. Pedersen attended St. Anthony's of Padua Roman Catholic Church in Yulan.
In a family statement, it was said, "Jackie was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. She will be missed dearly by those of us who knew her well."
She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Bruce Pedersen, at home; three sons, Stephen Lawrence of Rock Hill, Bruce Pedersen Jr. of Graham, N.C., and Brian Pedersen of Barryville; a daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Kim Byron of Matamoras, Pa.; two brothers, Joe Lawrence and Paul Lawrence, both of Long Island; two sisters, Ona Buonocore of Scranton, Pa., and Edna Norris of Staten Island; three grandchildren, Danielle, Bruce and Alex; a close friend and adopted daughter, Dawn Halvorsen of Highland Lake; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Carl Pedersen who died in 1983.
Services were held Thursday at the Gray-Rasmussen Funeral Home in Barryville with Father Anthony Moore, pastor of St. Anthony's Church, officiating.
Burial was made at the Cemetery of the Resurrection in Staten Island.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.

Iris Lyn Rosen
Ret. Teacher, 49

Iris Lyn Rosen of Carbondale, Pa., a retired first grade teacher who taught in the Forest City School District for 18 years, died Friday, June 13, 2003, at the Moses Taylor Skilled Nursing Unit in Scranton, Pa., after a lengthy illness. She was 49 years of age.
The daughter of the late Harvey and Phyliss Dubin Rosen, she was born in Philadelphia, Pa., and resided in Carbondale for 23 years.
Miss Rosen was a 1971 graduate of Woodbury (N.J.) High School and a 1975 graduate of Drexel University. She was a member of the National Education Association.
She was of the Jewish faith and for many years was a choir member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Carbondale. Her interests were in working with young children, singing and rubber-stamping.
Miss Rosen is survived by a sister, Jacky Rosen of Roscoe; an aunt; an uncle; and several cousins.
A celebration of her life will be announced at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lyn Rosen Memorial School Fund, c/o Roscoe Central School, P.O. Box 429, Roscoe, N.Y. 12776.

Carl DiGirolamo
Mechanic, 66

Carl Joseph DiGirolamo of Bethel, a self-employed mechanic and a 2-year area resident, died Sunday, June 15, 2003, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 66 years of age.
The son of the late Michael and Mary Yazzetti, he was born July 28, 1936, in the Bronx.
He is survived by a daughter, Diane Rivera of Hopewell Junction; two sons, Carl DiGirolamo and Anthony DiGirolamo, both of Middletown; a brother, John DeGirolamo of White Plains; two sisters, Mary and Helen, both of the Bronx; and 10 grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Thursday at St. Denis Church, in Hopewell Junction.
Interment was made in St. Denis Cemetery in Hopewell Junction.

Michael Shaner
Ret. Police Offc., 61

Michael R. Shaner of Grahamsville, a retired Suffolk County Police Officer, died Sunday, June 15, 2003, in Newburgh. He was 61 years of age.
The son of the late J. Richard and Jean Louise DeLong Shaner, he was born March 21, 1942, in Pittsburgh, Pa. He was the widower of Grace Shaner.
Mr. Shaner was a member and officer in the fraternal order of Police Eagles Nest Lodge #58, the Sullivan County Shields and the International Police Association. He was also a member of Skywarm, Southern Catskill Amateur Radio Society, the Woodbourne First Aid Squad, the Woodbourne Fire Department and the Woodbourne Fire Police. A member of the B.P.O.E. #1545 in Liberty, he was a volunteer at the Catskill Regional Medical Center and a member of the Medical Center's Auxiliary Board. Mr. Shaner was a special agent for the Sullivan County SPCA and he loved to play Santa Claus for many children and adult gatherings.
He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Carol Shaner, at home; two sons, William Klusmeyer and his wife, Lisa, of Seffner, Fla., and Steven Shaner of Highland; three daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Randy Wilhelm of Grahamsville, Kathy and Casey Johansen of New Milford, Conn., and Jeanne and Eric Ferrentino of Brewster; a granddaughter, Donna Lynn Klusmeyer of Florida; two grandsons, Adam Heege and Jacob Johansen, both of New Milford, Conn.; a step-grandchild, Brittany Rae Johansen of Omaha, Neb.; a great-grandson, Dominick Klusmeyer of Florida; his stepmother, Doris Shaner of Whippany, N.J.; two brothers, David Shaner and his wife, Sally, of Margate, Fla., and Scott Shaner of Athens, Ga.; a sister and brother-in-law, Melissa and Donald Chettham of Berwyn, Pa.; and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Robert Shaner.
A Funeral Mass was offered on Thursday at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Woodbourne with Fr. John Lynch officiating.
Interment was made in the Grahamsville Rural Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Woodbourne First Aid Squad, P.O. Box 45, Woodbourne, N.Y. 12788.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Woodbourne.

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