August 5, 2003
Daniel Koletar, 26
Sita D. Koletar, 25
Daniel Koletar and his wife, Sita Davi Koletar, both of San Diego, Calif., died as the result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident in Kauneonga Lake on Thursday, July 31, 2003. He was 26 years of age and she was 25.
The son of Judith Agrella Koletar and the late John Koletar, he was born November 26, 1976, in Monticello.
She was the daughter of Philip and Patricia Carrozza Gallelli and was born September 28, 1977, in New York City.
They had come from California to attend the funeral of his father who was buried on Wednesday, July 30.
Mr. Koletar was a custom spa builder for Ultra Bath in Escondido, Calif. Mrs. Koletar was a payroll supervisor for Birmingham Press in San Diego.
In a family statement, it was said, "Daniel and Sita radiated with love and happiness. They were the embodiment of true love. Always in the service of Krsna."
They are survived by two children, Rasa Lila Koletar, aged 8, and Chaitin Daniel Koletar, 11 months old, both of San Diego. He is also survived by his mother and step-father, Edward Langenfeld of Rock Hill; three brothers, Brian Mieczkowski of Warwick, Shane Mieczkowski of Rock Hill and John Reeves of Mongaup Valley.
She is also survived by her mother, her father and step-mother, Lory Gallelli, four sisters, Priya Gallelli, Sunita Gallelli, Janaki Gallelli and Daniella S. Holliday and her husband, Kevin, and two brothers, Julien Strampello and his wife, Melody, and Arjuna Gallelli, all of San Diego.
A memorial service will be held for them on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Ramsay's Funeral Home, 55 St. John St., Monticello.
A second memorial service will be held in San Diego, Calif., at a future date.
Cremation was made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Memorial contributions, to a fund established for their children, may be sent to Mrs. Judy Langenfeld, P.O. Box 146, Rock Hill, N.Y. 12775.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Monticello.
For Lillian J. Costa
A memorial service will be held at St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church, Route 17K, Bullville, for Lillian "Lilli" Jean Costa of Bloomingburg, 71, who passed away while visiting family in Arizona on April 18, 2003. Rev. Larry Gibney will officiate.
Ret. Poultry Farmer, 79
Regina Goldstein of Marietta, Ga., a survivor of the Holocaust and a former longtime resident of Swan Lake, died Wednesday, July 30, 2003, at her home. She was 79 years of age.
Having overcome great adversity, she came to the United States in 1949 with her husband, Irving Goldstein. Before retiring in 1999, Mrs. Goldstein and her husband owned and operated Goldstein's Poultry Farm.
Mrs. Goldstein was a member of Congregation Temple Beth-El in Kauneonga Lake and the Bethel Chapter of Hadassah. A vibrant, dedicated and active member in the community, she will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Irving Goldstein, at home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Claire and Neill Nichols and Marcia Jill Goldstein and John Sherwin; and four grandchildren, Adam and Samantha Nichols and Alexander and Jacob Sherwin, all of Marietta, Ga.
Services were held Sunday at the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello with Rabbi Irwin Tanenbaum officiating.
Burial was made in the Temple Beth-El Cemetery in Bethel.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Bethel Chapter of Hadassah, Bethel, N.Y. 12720.
Rev. Irene Genco
Ret. Pastor, 89
The Rev. Irene Genco of Bloomingburg, formerly of Jackson Heights and the retired pastor of Trinity Assembly of God Church in New York City, died Saturday, July 26, 2003. She was 89 years of age.
The daughter of the late Maria and Joseph Magliato, she was born May 21, 1914. She was the widow of Sam Genco.
She was a member of Trinity Assembly of God Church in Middletown.
In a family statement, it was said, "Irene 'Nana' will be greatly missed by all those who knew her and loved her. We rejoice in knowing that she has gone home to be with the Lord in Heaven."
Rev. Genco is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Phyllis and Nestor Perez of Thompson Ridge and Marie and Joseph Quinones of Princeton Junction, N.J.; six grandchildren,; Dawn Darrell, Troy Perez, Joseph "Billy-Joe" Quinones, Kim Michelle Ruoff, Jennifer Carlisle and Keri-Ann Quinones; three great-grandchildren, Jenna Marie Darrell, Angelo "AJ" Joseph Quinones and Anthony Saverio Quinones; several nieces and nephews, and a sister-in-law.
Services were held in Trinity Assembly of God in New York City with the Rev. Joseph Maldonado and Angelo Rivera officiating.
Burial was made Tuesday in Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Assembly of God, P.O. Box 4768, Blumel Rd., Middletown, N.Y. 10940.
Mary Faybik, 83
Mary Faybik of Monticello, a seamstress for Helen Morrell Elegant Fashions of Wurtsboro and a longtime area resident, died Friday, August 1, 2003, at the Roscoe Community Nursing Home. She was 83 years of age.
The daughter of the late Stephan and Julie Laso Barna, she was born November 21, 1919, in Czechoslovakia. She was the widow of Emil Faybik to whom she was married 25 years.
Mrs. Faybik was a member of the Ladies of the Knights of Columbus, St. Peter's Church in Monticello, AARP of Bethel and the Bethel Senior Association.
She is survived by a daughter, Jean Schuberth of Smallwood; six grandchildren, Jeanine Nielsen of Smallwood, Christine DeGregery and her husband, Keith of El Paso, Tex., Peter Schuberth, Andrew Schuberth, Stephen Schuberth and Mark Schuberth, all of Smallwood; a great-grandson, Jonathan Harnid of Smallwood; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 195 Broadway, Monticello, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at St. Peter's Church in Monticello with Father Timothy Wiggins officiating.
Burial will be made in St. Peter's Cemetery in Monticello.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter's Church Building Fund, Monticello, N.Y. 12701.
Oliver L. McCague
Oliver Lawrence McCague of Monticello, an artist, entrepreneur and outdoorsman, died Thursday, July 31, 2003. He was 29 years of age.
The son of Joan Curtin and Francis McCague, he was born February 13, 1974, in Manhattan.
In a family statement, it was said, "Growing up in the United States and the Republic of Ireland, Oliver touched the lives of so many people. His adoring family and loving friends will sorely miss him. His sense of adventure and carefree love of life were equal to his compassion and honesty. His ideals of love conquering all, and his ability to genuinely embrace life's gifts, served as a lesson to all those whose lives he touched."
He is survived by his parents; his wife, Alpa Patel; two sons, Rikheil Patel and Conal McCague; his grandmother, Joan Curtin; two brothers, Steven and Kevin McCague; and many other family members in both the United States and Ireland.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Monday at St. Peter's R.C. Church in Monticello with Father Timothy Wiggins officiating.
Burial was made in St. Peter's Cemetery in Monticello.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family,
Helen Goetke of Eldred, a homemaker and a 28-year area resident, died Saturday, August 2, 2003, at her home. She was 75 years of age.
The daughter of the late Daniel and Celia Glynn Dresch, she was born June 10, 1928, in Brooklyn.
Mrs. Goetke was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Church in Yulan, the AARP and was an active member of the Highland Senior Citizens.
She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Tony Goetke, at home; a son and daughter-in-law, Anthony and Diane Goetke of Rexford; three daughters and sons-in-law, Anne and Sean O'Neill of Hawthorne, N.J., Mary and John McEneaney of Broad Channel and June and Scott Hallock of Highland Lake; a brother, Dan Dresch of Yaphank; eight grandchildren, Rebecca, Scott Jr., Caitlin, John Brendan, Kayla, Meaghan, Amelia and Anthony; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Gray-Rasmussen Funeral Home, Route 97, Barryville, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Yulan with the Rev. Anthony Moore officiating.
Burial will be made in St. Anthony's Cemetery in Eldred.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.
Ret. Plant Oper., 64
Richard "Tom" Price, a retired plant operator for the Village of Monticello Water Department and a lifelong area resident, died Saturday, August 2, 2003, at the Horton Campus of the Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown. He was 64 years of age.
The son of the late Lester and Florence VanKeuren Price, he was born September 15, 1938, in Monticello.
Mr. Price was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving from 1957 to 1959. He was a member of the Southwoods Motor Cross Club, Southwoods Sportsmen's Club, a past president of the Jackson Hunting Club and a member of Monticello Elks Lodge #1544.
He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Marjorie Avery Price, of Monticello; two sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas and Christine Price and Neil and Ellen Price, all of Monticello; four brothers, Lester Price of Monticello, Robert Price of Swan Lake, and Raymond Price and Donald Price, both of Monticello; four sisters, Marilyn Taylor of Oklahoma, Shirley Calhoun of Monticello, Carol Surerus of Rock Hill and Violet Calhoun of Monticello; four grandchildren, Kristi, Courtney, Josh and Nick; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Arnold "Scoop" Price.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at the VanInwegen Kenny Funeral Home, 195 Broadway, Monticello, with the Rev. Paul Case Jr. officiating.
Burial, with military honors, will be held at the Budd Cemetery.
Floyd J. Hill
Ret. Correc. Offc., 82
Floyd J. Hill of Woodbourne, died Sunday, August 3, 2003, at the Sullivan County Adult Center in Liberty. He was 82 years of age.
The son of the late Floyd and Sarah Minnehan Hill, he was born June 6, 1921, in Woodbourne. He was the widower of Barbara G. Bumpy Hill.
After retiring from the New York State Correctional Facility as an LPN, he became a correctional officer for the NYS Department of Corrections. He was also a co-proprietor of The Village Inn and founder and treasurer of the First Federal Credit Union in Woodbourne.
Mr. Hill was an avid coin collector. He was a member of the American Numismatic Association, a past president of the Beaver Dam Hunting and Fishing Club, a member of Wood Pond Hunting and Fishing Club, a past president of Fallsburg Little League, serving for many years. He was also a scout master for Boy Scout Troop 89 and received a Bronze Pelican Medal. Mr. Hill was a member of the Church of the Immaculate Conception, a charter-life member of the Woodbourne First Aid Squad, a past chairman and commissioner of the Woodbourne Fire District for 36 years, a 56-year member of the Woodbourne Fire Company and a past chief of the Woodbourne Fire Police, all in Woodbourne. He was also a past president of the Board of Directors of the Sullivan County Historical Society.
He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Timothy and Christine Hill of Woodbourne; a sister-in-law, Frances Hill of Grahamsville; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, Doug and Dilbert Hill.
Friends may call at the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home, 396 Main St., Woodbourne, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Firematic services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Woodbourne with Father John Lynch officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Woodbourne Fire Company or the Woodbourne First Aid Squad, both at Woodbourne, N.Y. 12788 or to the Sullivan County Historical Society, Hurleyville, N.Y. 12747.
Michael A. Scullion
Michael A. Scullion of Cochecton, an employee of Allied Movers in New York City, died Saturday, August 2, 2003, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Castle Point. He was 49 years of age.
The son of Allan and Joan Shaw Scullion, he was born April 29, 1954, in Wilmington, Del.
He was a U. S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.
Mr. Scullion is survived by his parents of Cochecton; four children, Angela, Richard and Erica Scullion of the state of Florida, and Jessica Scullion of Queens; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert and Linda Scullion of Long Island, John and Veronica Scullion of Port Chester and James and Susan Scullion of the Bronx; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Brenda Scullion of Long Island, Nancy and Harold Rhodes of Jeffersonville and Wendy and Richard Sontag of Arizona; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
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 with the Rev. William Hagerty officiating.
Burial will be made in the Kenoza Lake Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Hudson Valley Regional Office, 95 Schwenk Dr., Kingston, N.Y. 12401.