June 27, 2003
Ret. Businessman, 91
Philip Salon of Hurleyville, the retired owner and operator with his late wife of Salon's Corner and Salon's Bungalow Colony in Hurleyville, died at the home of his daughter in Silver Spring, Md., on Tuesday, June 24, 2003. He was 91 years of age.
The son of the late David and Ida Stemp Salon, he was born October 4, 1911 in Passaic, N.J. He was the widower of Marion Salon.
Mr. Salon was a member of Congregation Anshei Hurleyville, a former assessor for the Town of Fallsburg and a Fallsburg Central School Board member for 24 years.
He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Shepard and Corine Salon of Schenectady; a daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca Salon and Jay Goldman of Silver Spring, Md.; a brother, Leo Salon of White Plains; and two grandchildren, Seth and Abby Goldman.
Services were held Thursday at Congregation Anshei Hurleyville with Rabbi Marvin Goldman officiating.
Burial was made in Congregation Anshei Hurleyville Cemetery in Hurleyville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Philip and Marion Salon Scholarship Trust to benefit Fallsburg Central School Seniors, c/o Fallsburg Central School, Att.: Business Office, P.O. Box 124, Fallsburg, N.Y. 12733.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello.
Ret. Receptionist, 74
Winifred O. "Winnie" Hessinger of White Sulphur Springs, a lifelong area resident and a retired receptionist for Dr. John R. Muccia of Liberty, died Tuesday, June 24, 2003, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center. She was 74 years of age.
The daughter of the late Ora and Pearl Wilber Parks, she was born October 27, 1928, in New Jersey.
An active community member, she was a member of the White Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church, and a charter member and past president of the White Sulphur Springs Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. She was also a member and past president of the White Sulphur Springs Nightlighters, a member of the Sullivan County Cooperative Extension, a member of the White Sulphur Springs PTA, the White Sulphur Springs Senior Citizens and the White Sulphur Springs Cemetery Association.
She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Edward Hessinger, at home; a son, Robert Hessinger of Youngsville; two daughters and sons-in-law, April and Joseph Kissel of White Sulphur Springs and Janet and Keith Fritzinger of Poughkeepsie; three brothers, and sisters-in-law, Leslie and Elsie Parks of Youngsville, Dale and Rose Parks of Syracuse and Robert and Marilyn Parks of White Sulphur Springs; six grandchildren, Chris Austin, Kevin Austin, Amy Black, Jessica Hessinger, Andrew Hessinger and Bethany Fritzinger; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday at the Ramsay's Funeral Home, 275 S. Main St., Liberty, with the Rev. Bridgette LeConey officiating.
Burial will be made in Laurel Hill Cemetery in White Sulphur Springs.
Memorial contributions may be made to the White Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 308, White Sulphur Springs, N.Y. 12787.
Ret. Bookkeeper, 86
Pauline B. McAllister, a four-year resident of Callicoon and a retired bookkeeper, died Friday, June 20, 2003, at the Grover Hermann Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Callicoon. She was 86 years of age.
The daughter of the late Frank and Pala Bezerics, she was born October 16, 1916, in Elizabeth, N.J. She was the widow of Elmer Hunter McAllister.
Mrs. McAllister was a member of the Basha Kill Area Association Inc. in Wurtsboro, the Woodland Weavers and Spinners Guild of White Mills, Pa., and the Embroiderer's Guild of America in Louisville, Kty.
She is survived by a son, Michael K. McAllister of Avon, N.C.; a daughter, Elizabeth McAllister of Youngsville; four grandchildren, Sangela Kirby, Natasha Nicol, Anouk Lindley and Felicia Eskridge; five great-grandchildren, and four nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at the Greenhill Cemetery in Wilmington, Del., at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 6725 Lyons St., P.O. Box 7E, East Syracuse, N.Y. 13057.
Leon J. Teed
Ret. Electrician, 69
Leon J. Teed, a 43-year resident of White Sulphur Springs and a retired master electrician, died Monday, June 23, 2003, at the Westchester County Medical Center in Valhalla. He was 69 years of age.
The son of the late Earl and Tillie Weiss Teed, he was born August 10, 1933 in Hancock.
A member of the United Methodist Church in White Sulphur Springs, Mr. Teed was a president of the board of trustees and past-president of the United Methodist administrative board. He was a member and past-president of the Laurel Hill Cemetery Association, a member of the White Sulphur Springs Fire Dept., and the W.S.S. Chapter of Sullivan First. He was also a member of the Panther Mountain Hunting Club, and a veteran of the U.S. Army.
In a family statement it was said: "Leon was the best of the best. He loved his family, his home, and his community. He was a wonderful blessing to everyone who knew him. His love, kindness and gentle ways will live on forever in our hearts."
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Joyce Eggler Teed, at home; two daughters, Robin and her husband Ed Sostak, and Pamela Rourke; four grandchildren, Nicole Sostak, Katelyn Sostak, Kelsey Rourke, and Matthew Rourke, all of White Sulphur Springs; a father-in-law, Ralph Eggler, of White Sulphur Springs; a sister, Arrietta Lent of Otego; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Christoph Teed of Venice, Fla., Truman and Darlene Teed of Columbia, S.C., and Nelson and Betty Teed of Morris; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Thursday at the United Methodist Church, White Sulphur Springs, with the Rev. Bridget LeConey officiating.
Burial was made in Laurel Hill Cemetery, White Sulphur Springs.
Memorial contributions may be made to the White Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 308, White Sulphur Springs, N.Y. 12787 or the White Sulphur Springs Fire Dept., White Sulphur Springs, N.Y. 12787.
Eleanor H. Bende
Ret. Supervisor, 93
Eleanor H. Bende, a former resident of Monticello for 73 years, died Tuesday, June 24, 2003 at Oak Hill Nursing Home, Ithaca. She was 93 years of age.
The daughter of the late Fred and Myra E. Roxbury Harris, she was born on February 25, 1910 in Cleveland, Ohio. She was the widow of Bernard C. "Ben" Bende.
Mrs. Bende was a retired supervisor of the New York Telephone Co. in Monticello, having worked 35 years for the company. She was a member of the Kingston Chapter of the Telephone Pioneers of America.
She is survived by a daughter, Barbara Stewart and her husband, Harold of Interlaken, and two grandsons, Charles Stewart of Laurel, Md. and Timothy Stewart and his wife Suzanne of Ithaca. She was predeceased by a sister, Martha Harris.
Cremation was made at Cayuga Crematory, Dryden.
A graveside memorial service will be held Friday at 3:30 p.m. at Messenger Cemetery, South Woods Road, Monticello with the Rev. Steven Knutsen officiating.
Funeral arrangements were made by Ramsay's Funeral Homes, Inc., Monticello.
Dr. Martin Goldstein
Ret. Physician, 84
Martin J. Goldstein, D.O., a former resident of Roscoe and a general practitioner in the area, died March 27, 2003 in the state of Florida after a short illness. He was 84 years of age.
A native of New York, Dr. Goldstein was a graduate of Erasmus Hall High School, New York University and Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and was the key figure in the building and running of the Roscoe Community Hospital and Nursing Home from 1959 to 1970. He was a general practitioner in Roscoe from 1948 to 1975, during which time he delivered hundreds of babies and set dozens of broken bones. He continued to be involved with the Roscoe Nursing Home from 1970-1975, after which he moved to the state of Florida.
Dr. Goldstein continued a private practice for a few years and then joined some of his colleagues in opening the Nova Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine where he was a professor of rural medicine, lecturing on general practice and geriatrics.
Dr. Goldstein also developed and directed a singular program that brought medical students to rural health clinics in central Florida to attend to the medical needs of migrant workers, a program which still serves as a model for rural health care and medical education nationwide. In collaboration with SECOM and the Everglades Area Health Education Center, he developed a summer educational camp for high school students that introduces underserved youth to careers within the health services industry.
In 1997, Dr. Goldstein was awarded the accolade of Educator of the Year by the National Rural Health Association.
He is survived by three children and their spouses, Terry Joshi, Meg Schlefer and Robb Goldstein, and three grandchildren. He was the husband of Naomi Goldstein.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Martin J. Goldstein Rural Service Fund, Health Professions Division Foundation, Nova Southeastern University, 3200 South University Drive, #1502, Davy, Florida 33326.
Ret. Administrator, 75
Naomi Goldstein, a former resident of Roscoe and a retired administrator of the Roscoe Community Hospital and Nursing Home, died June 4, 2003 after a long illness. She was 75 years of age.
A native of New York City, Mrs. Goldstein attended Brooklyn College. In 1948, she and her husband, Dr. Martin J. Goldstein, relocated to Roscoe where he became the town physician. She was active in community affairs, and worked with her husband in the establishment and operation of the Roscoe Community Hospital and Nursing Home, for which she was the administrator, and the Roscoe Community Nursing Home.
After their move to Florida in 1975, Mrs. Goldstein was deeply involved in bringing theatre, music and ballet to the southern region of the state. She participated in the organization and operation of "Music at Eight" and the Palm Beach Festival of the Arts.
She is survived by three children, Terry Joshi, Meg Schlefer, and Robb Goldstein, and their spouses; and three grandchildren. She was the widow of Dr. Martin J. Goldstein.
Memorial contributions may be made to Planned Parenthood; the American Civil Liberties Union; or the Martin J. Goldstein Rural Service Fund, c/o Health Professions Division Foundation, Nova Southeastern University, 3200 University Drive, #1502, Davy, Florida 33328.
David M. Kivler
Building Superintendent, 49
David M. Kivler, a longtime resident of Narrowsburg and a building superintendent in New Paltz, died Sunday, June 22, 2003, at the Taylor Care Center at Westchester. He was 49 years of age.
The son of the late John and Lillian Perry Kivler, he was born on February 18, 1954 in Suffern.
He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Debra Miller Kivler, at home; two sons, Joshua DuBois and Jeramie Kivler, both of Narrowsburg; three brothers, John Kivler of the state of Florida, Russell Kivler of New Jersey, and Richard Kivler of Westbrookville; three sisters, Elaine Niles, Christine Lasik, and Celeste Kivler, all of Calif.; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Paul Kivler.
Cremation was made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
A memorial service will be held at 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 19, at Ramsay's Funeral Home, 55 St. John St., Monticello, with Rev. Ivan Csete officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105.