July 8, 2003
Nellie E. Moore
Nellie E. Moore of Westbrookville, a longtime area resident, died Tuesday, July 1, 2003, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 70 years of age.
The daughter of the late Nicholas C. and Hazel Redner Stymacks, she was born December 27, 1932, in Flemington, N.J. She was the widow of Silas Moore Sr. who died November 19, 2002.
She is survived by six sons and four daughters-in-law, Silas Jr. and Stephanie Moore of Warwick, Steven Moore of Westbrookville, Mark and Iona Moore and David and Geri Moore, all of Wurtsboro, Chris Moore of Glen Spey and Michael and Romona Moore of Yellville, Ark.; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Friday at the Gray-Parker Funeral Home in Port Jervis with the Rev. Bill W. Wildeman officiating.
Burial was made in the Rural Valley Cemetery in Cuddebackville.
Odd M. Amundsen
Ret. Custodian, 78
Odd Martin Amundsen of Grahamsville, a retired custodian at the Tri-Valley School in Grahamsville, and a 50-year area resident, died Saturday, July 5, 2003, at his home. He was 78 years of age.
The son of the late Martin and Signe Larsen Amundsen, he was born August 19, 1924, in Garebo, Norway.
He is survived by his wife, Verna Sheley Amundsen, at home; four daughters, Cindy Bailey, Stacey Hollenbeck, Kathryn Hynson and Tami Stehlin, all of Grahamsville; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Erna Nortind of Vestfold, Norway; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Svein Amundsen.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. at the Loucks Funeral Home, Route 209, Ellenville with the Rev. Robert Hoag officiating.
Burial will be made in the Grahamsville Rural cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Steven Schumer, 59
Steven Paul Schumer of Monticello, died Wednesday, July 2, 2003.
A native of Monticello, he was born December 16, 1943.
Mr. Schumer was an All-American basketball player.
He is survived by his wife, Susan Schumer; three children, Brett, Leslie and Jarred Schumer; a grandson, Jonah Aaron Schumer; a sibling, Lynn Schumer; and a niece and a nephew, Jodie Mantia and Robbie Schwartz.
No other information was available.
Marvalean Conklin of Bloomingburg, a lifelong area resident and a homemaker, died Wednesday, July 2, 2003, at the Montgomery Nursing Home. She was 77 years of age.
The daughter of the late William and Margaret Witemore McGrady, she was born January 19, 1926, in Tuxedo. She was the widow of Wilbur Conklin who died June 21, 1967.
Mrs. Conklin is survived by two sons, Victor L. Conklin of Liberty and Wilbur Conklin Jr. of Slate Hill; four daughters, Betty Ann Riker of Middletown, Diana Wilkins of Howells, Beverly Colanino of Deland, Fla., and Barbara Conklin of Bloomingburg; five brothers, William McGrady of Sloatsburg, Richard McGrady of Suffern, Kenneth McGrady and Carney McGrady, both of Tuxedo, and Robert McGrady of the state of Florida; a sister, Patricia DeCristisefano of Toms River, N.J.; 26 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Saturday at St. Anthony's Parish Church in Nanuet.
Burial was made in St. Anthony's Cemetery in Nanuet.
Robert J. Moroney
Robert J. Moroney of Hasbrouck Heights, N.J., a retired assurity underwriter for the St. Paul Co. of Manhattan and a former Sullivan County resident, died Thursday, July 3, 2003, at the Woodcrest Center in New Milford, N.J.
The son of the late William and Gertrude Erb Moroney, he was born in Cornwall on Hudson.
A veteran of both World War II and the Korean War, he was a former secretary/treasurer of the Assurity Underwriters Association and a former member of the Board of Directors for St. Thomas of Canterbury School.
He is survived by his wife, Lois Colvell Moroney, at home; three sons, Robert Joseph Moroney Jr. and William John Moroney, both of Hasbrouck Heights, N.J., and Christopher John Moroney of Pueblo, Colo; two daughters, Erin Patricia Lorino of Forestburgh and Karen Mulvey of Monticello; and four grandchildren, Sean, Daniel, Joseph and Grace Anne.
A Funeral Mass was offered Monday at St. Thomas Aquinas Church of Forestburgh with Father Ivan Csete officiating.
Burial with full military honors was made in the Bloomingburg Rural Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements were made by the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Monticello.
Ret. Salesman, 83
Salvatore Macaluso of Swan Lake, a retired salesman for Sears Roebuck Company in Hicksville, died Sunday, July 6, 2003, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 83 years of age.
The son of the late Antonio and Mary Armato Macaluso, he was born February 29, 1920, in Brooklyn.
Mr. Macaluso was a member and past president of the Lions Club in Levittown, and a member of the Lions Club in Jeffersonville. He was a member of the Lions Club for a total of 45 years and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Rose Cirillo Macaluso, at home; a daughter, Maria Nervegna of Swan Lake; a son, Anthony Macaluso of Cochecton; a brother, John Macaluso of Kingston; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two nieces and a nephew.
Friends may call at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Cremation will be made at the Twin Tiers Crematory in Endicott.
Lester J. Newell
Ret. Gen. Contr., 72
Lester J. Newell of Bridgeville, a 30-year area resident and a retired self-employed general contractor, died Tuesday, July 1, 2003, as the result of injuries sustained in a vehicular accident in Masten Lake. He was 72 years of age.
The son of the late John and Catherine Dua Newell, he was born July 23, 1930, in New York City. He was the widower of Jeanette Young Newell who died in 1996.
Mr. Newell is survived by four children, Lester Newell of Monticello, Kenneth J. Newell of Athens, Pa., Catherine Grant of Salcha, Alaska, and Debra Newell of Grahamsville; a brother, Robert Newell of Accord; 13 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Muriel Santeramo, and a brother, John Newell.
Services were held at the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Monticello on Sunday with the Rev. Kenneth Rodgers officiating.
Burial was made in the Rock Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Alzheimer's Association Mid-Hudson Chapter, 2 Jefferson Plaza, Suite 102, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 12601-4027.
Ret. Seamstress, 98
Mary Jashembowski of Middletown, a lifelong area resident and a retired seamstress who worked for the Knitting Mill and for Laurel Lingerie, died Thursday, July 3, 2003, at the Horton Campus of the Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown. She was 98 years of age.
The daughter of the late Carl and Ann Sczech Kukelka, she was born May 12, 1905, in Poland. She was the widow of Peter Jashembowski.
Mrs. Jashembowski was a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Middletown.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, John and Cecelia Jashembowski of Middletown; two daughters, Helen Kowalczik and Jeanne Oldfield, both of Middletown; a son-in-law, Lawrence Oldfield of Roscoe; two brothers, Ignatius Kukelka of Goshen and Stanley Kukelka of Middletown; a sister, Caroline Baranowski of Middletown; 14 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Francis; two brothers, Joseph and Charles Kukelka; and two sons-in-law, Llewellyn "Bud" Neiger and Sigmond "Sig" Kowalczik.
A Funeral Mass was offered Saturday at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Middletown with Father Frank Dixon officiating.
Burial was made in St. Stanislaus Cemetery in Pine Island.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Teresa's Nursing Home, 120 Highland Ave., Middletown, N.Y. 10940 or to the Howells Fire Company, P.O. Box 115, Elm St., Howells, N.Y. 10932.
Richard Burt Banks
Richard "Burt" Banks of Livingston Manor, a self-employed carpenter and lifelong area resident, died Sunday, July 6, 2003, at the Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla. He was 40 years of age.
The son of Larry Sr. and Edna Banks, he was born December 2, 1962, in Liberty.
Mr. Banks is survived by his parents of Livingston Manor; his maternal grandmother, Iona Barnes of Livingston Manor; three sons, Catlyn Banks of Elmira, Dillin Banks of Livingston Manor, and James Marshall of North Carolina; three daughters, Alisha Banks, Franchesa Banks and Trisha Banks, all of Elmira; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Charles and Kandy Banks, Larry Jr. and Patricia Banks and Lester and Megan Banks, all of Livingston Manor; a sister and brother-in-law, Sherry and René Mendez of Livingston Manor; and a granddaughter, Diamond Marshall.
Friends may call at the Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home on Wednesday from 2-4 p.m..
The Rev. Craig Saunders will officiate at services on Wednesday at 4 p.m. at the funeral home.
Private cremation will be made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Banks Family, c/o Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home, 29 Pearl St., Livingston Manor, N.Y. 12758.