June 24, 2003
For Martha L. Harris
A memorial service and burial of the cremains of Martha L. Harris of Harris, who died Tuesday, May 6, 2003, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Rock Ridge Cemetery in Monticello.
Arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Monticello.
For Marie Ihrig
A memorial service will be held for Marie Ihrig of Callicoon on Saturday, June 28, at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Jeffersonville. Friends are invited to Michelangelo's for a reception afterwards.
Ret. Manager, 89
Harry Gelinson of Woodridge, a retired procurement manager for Lederle Laboratory in Pearl River and a former millinery cutter in New York City, died Wednesday, June 18, 2003, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 89 years of age.
A Free and Accepted Mason, he was a member of the Lions Club in Pearl River and Toms River, N.J., a member of the Whiting Volunteer First Aid Squad for over 20 years, a member of the Pearl River Volunteer Ambulance Corps and a volunteer at Community Hospital in Toms River, N.J., for over 20 years.
Mr. Gelinson is survived by his wife, Blanche Waldman Gelinson, at home; two sons, Ira and his wife, Harriet Gelinson, of Ferndale, and Howard "Butch" Gelinson of New City; two granddaughters, Robin Zalben and Marcy Sorbello; two great-granddaughters, Hadassa and Lily; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Friday at the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello with Rabbi Irwin Tanenbaum officiating.
Burial was made in the Jeffersonville Hebrew Cemetery.
Shiva will be observed on Tuesday at the Gelinson residence in Ferndale.
Memorial contributions may be made to the volunteer ambulance corps of one's choice.
Carlos M. Santos
Raleigh Emply., 20
Carlos M. Santos of Hurleyville, an employee of the Raleigh Hotel in South Fallsburg, died Tuesday, June 17, 2003, as the result of injuries received in a motorcycle accident in Rock Hill. He was 20 years of age.
The son of Manuel Santos and Migdalia Garay, he was born June 7, 1983, in Puerto Rico.
He was a member of St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church in Monticello.
In a family statement, it was said, "Carlos was a very friendly and caring person, loved by everyone. He always had a smile on his face. He will be missed by friends and family. He will always be in our hearts."
Mr. Santos is survived by his father of Monticello; his mother of Hurleyville; two sisters, Jasmine Santos and Aracelis Santos, both of Hurleyville; four aunts, Josefa Garay and Maria Garay, both of Puerto Rico, Sonia Garay of Mifflintown, Pa., and Benita Garay of South Fallsburg; two uncles William Garay of Puerto Rico and Hecto Garay of Mifflintown, Pa.; and seven cousins, Fabian, Luisito, Odalis, Julie, Eidy, Luis Miguel and Elizabeth.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Monday at St. Peter's Church in Monticello.
Burial was made in St. Peter's Cemetery in Monticello.
Joseph J. Meola
Ret. Auto Mech, 68
Joseph J. Meola of Roscoe, a retired self-employed auto mechanic and deli owner and a 40-year area resident, died Thursday, June 19, 2003, at the Roscoe Community Nursing Home. He was 68 years of age.
The son of the late Vincenzo and Carmela Picariello Meola, he was born March 17, 1935, in Jersey City, N.J.
A U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War, he was the commander and a life member of the Floyd Keener American Legion Post #315; commander and a life member of the AmVets Post #315; a life member of the Marine Corps League; and a member of Harold Wood VFW Post #5911 in Roscoe. Over the years he was active in many community organizations, including organizing and coaching the American Legion baseball team.
Mr. Meola is survived by his wife, Charlene R. Meola, at home; a daughter and son-in-law, Jo-Anne and Gary Wright of Livingston Manor; three sons, and two daughters-in-law, Joseph Meola of Roscoe, James and Sally Meola of Roscoe and Jeffrey and Tracy Meola of Callicoon; a sister, Mary Ann Meola-Hagerty of Virginia Beach, Va.; a daughter-in-law, Kim Guzman of Florida; ten grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. He was predeceased by a son, John Meola, in 1986.
Graveside services with military honors and burial were held Monday at the Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery in Liberty with Wesley Pryer officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Floyd Keener American Legion Post #315 or the AmVets Post #315, both at Roscoe, N.Y. 12776.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Harris Funeral Home in Roscoe.
Max Brender, 94
Ret. Poultry Farmer
Max M. Brender of Boca Raton, Fla., a former longtime resident of Ferndale and a retired poultry farmer, died Saturday, June 20, 2003, in Florida. He was 94 years of age.
The son of the late Sam and Rose Brender, he was born October 21, 1908, in New York City. He was the widower of Beatrice Brender.
A World War II veteran of the U.S. Army, he was a member of Congregation Ahavath Israel Synagogue in Liberty.
Mr. Brender is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Orly Brender of Israel; a son-in-law, Morton Baum of Monticello; a sister, Ruth Bayes of N.J.; five grandchildren, Richard Baum and his wife Elisa, Jonathan Baum and his wife, Amanda, Elizabeth Baum and her husband, Adam Glatt, Joel Brender and Avagial Brender; and a great-granddaughter, Hannah Rachel Glatt. He was predeceased by a son, Joel Brender, and a daughter, Hazel Baum.
Services will be held at noon on Tuesday at Congregation Ahavath Israel Synagogue, Chestnut St., Liberty, with Rabbi Marvin Goldman officiating.
Burial will be made in Ahavath Israel Cemetery in Liberty.
Local arrangements were made by the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello.
Rose Katz, 84
Ret. Teacher's Aide
Rose Katz of Liberty, a retired elementary school teacher's aide in the Liberty Central School and a longtime area resident, died Thursday, June 19, 2003, in Tallahassee, Fla. She was 84 years of age.
The daughter of the late Zelig and Yetta Yevelsono Newmark, she was born August 5, 1918, in Los Angeles, California. She was the widow of Julius Katz who died in 1988.
Mrs. Katz is survived by a son, Brian Katz of Tallahassee, Fla.; two daughters, Geraldine Katz of New York City and Linda Katz of Annapolis, Md.; and two grandsons.
Graveside services and burial were held Sunday at the Ferndale Synagogue Cemetery in Parksville with Rabbi Stephen Friedman officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, Fla. 32308 or a Hospice of one's choice.
Ret. Farmer, 81
William Jones of Westbrookville, a retired farmer in Otisville and Warwick, a retired courier for Chase Manhattan Bank in Monroe and a lifelong area resident, died Friday, June 20, 2003, at Park Manor in Middletown. He was 81 years of age.
The son of the late William E. and Edna Matson Jones, he was born April 16, 1922, in Sac City, Iowa.
Mr. Jones was a member of the Westbrookville United Methodist Church, a 4-H leader for the Mt. Hope Mountaineers, and a member of the Otisville Sportsman Club. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, but most of all enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, La-Vera Stephens Jones, at home; three sons and daughters-in-law, William E. and Patti Jones of Middletown, Gary W. and Linda Jones of Muncy, Pa., and Stephen R. and Cheryl Jones of Franklinton, N.C.; a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Richard Ashworth of Westbrookville; seven grandchildren, Julie Holmes, Jill Ashworth, Gregory Jones, William E. Jones Jr., Nicholette Jones, Kevin Jones and Rachael Jones; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his stepmother, Faye Jones, a sister, Elizabeth Jones Stevens, and two brothers, Willard M. Jones and Kenneth Jones.
Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Westbrookville United Methodist Church with the Rev. Steven Phillips officiating.
Burial will be made in the Westbrookville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Westbrookville United Methodist Church, Westbrookville, N.Y. 12785.
Elizabeth J. Peters
Ret. Bookkeeper, 80
Elizabeth J. Peters of Port Jervis, a retired bookkeeper for Gristede Bros. in New York City and a longtime area resident, died Friday, June 20, 2003, at the Campbell Hall Nursing Home. She was 80 years of age.
The daughter of the late William J. and Loretta Cooroy Anderson, she was born June 17, 1923, in New York City. She was the widow of Eugene J. Peters.
Mrs. Peters is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Loretta and Thomas Card of Port Jervis and Christine and Bumpy Westfall of Glen Spey; five grandchildren, Joshua, Michelle and Danielle Card and Amanda and Gabrielle Westfall. She was predeceased by a daughter, Eugenie Peters.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, with the Rev. David DeSimone officiaitng.
Interment will be private.
Eugene F. Hughes
Raleigh Employee, 71
Eugene Francis Hughes of Monticello, a retired professor at Holy Trinity University and a longtime employee of the Raleigh Resort, died Sunday, June 22, 2003, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center Nursing Home in Castle Point. He was 71 years of age.
He was born April 18, 1932, in Brooklyn.
An avid reader, Mr. Hughes collected books and loved dogs.
He is survived by four sons; a daughter; several grandchildren; and a longtime friend, Karen Fortunato of Thompsonville.
Services will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Monticello.
Burial will be made in the Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery in Liberty.
Helen M. Larsen
Helen Mae Larsen of Pine Bush, a former resident of Beverly Hills, Fla., and a homemaker, died Sunday, June 22, 2003, at the Orange Regional Medical Center, Horton Campus, in Middletown. She was 70 years of age.
The daughter of Edson and Martha Rogers White, she was born August 4, 1932, in the Town of Crawford. She was the widow of James Vincent Larsen.
In a family statement, it was said, "Helen was a beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Helen will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her."
Mrs. Larsen is survived by her mother of Walker Valley; two daughters and sons-in-law, Pamela and Joseph Irber of Bloomingburg, and Nancy and David Depew of Pine Bush; a son and daughter-in-law, James and Regina Larsen of Allentown, Pa.; eight grandchildren, Jeremy, Jason, Heather, Sarah, Jimmy, Jillian, Vincent and Anthony; a great-grandchild, Alexander; two brothers, and sisters-in-law, Alfred and Charolette White of Virginia and C. Samuel and Florence White of Virginia; a sister and brother-in-law, Evelyn and Clifford Youngblood of the state of Florida; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and a special friend, Carolee Union.
Friends may call at the William M. Gagan Funeral Home, 1525 Burlingham Rd., Pine Bush on Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m.
Private graveside services and burial will be held at the Brick Reformed Church Cemetery in Montgomery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.
Adele M. McDowall
Spec. Ed. Aide, 66
Adele M. McDowall of Harris, a 37-year area resident and a special education teacher's aide for the Monticello Central Schools, died Sunday, June 22, 2003, at her home. She was 66 years of age.
The daughter of Amelia Herb Ober and the late Ranald Ober, she was born March 5, 1937, in Darby, Pa.
Mrs. McDowall was a member of the United Methodist Church of Monticello, Revonah-Lincoln Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star in Liberty, a Grand Marshal of the Grand Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star of New York State, a past matron of the former Kiamesha Chapter, OES, in Monticello, and a member of Lucia Chapter, OES in Milford, Conn.
She is survived by her husband of 37 years, James T. McDowall, at home; her mother of Portsmouth, R.I.; five sons and four daughters-in-law, James McDowall of Cantonment, Fla., Frank and Debbie Perry of Naugatuck, Conn., John and Michele McDowall of Warrington, Va., David and Terri McDowall of Andes and Robert and Lori McDowall of Forestburgh; two daughters, Tracy Murdock and her husband, James, of Fountain Inn., S.C., and Valerie Zeppelin of Neversink; a brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Jennifer Ober of Rockport, Mass.; a sister, Sylvia Wedge of Portsmouth, R.I.; 12 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends may call at the Ramsay's Funeral Home, 55 St. John St., Monticello, on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Members of Revonah-Lincoln Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star will hold services at the funeral home at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Funeral services will be held at 8:30 Wednesday with the Rev. Gene Smith officiating.
Cremation will be made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Sullivan and Orange, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550 or to the Shriners' Hospitals for Children, Office of Development, International Shrine Headquarters, 2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, Fla. 33687-1460.