August 8, 2003
Evelyn Brustman of Obernburg, a homemaker and a lifelong area resident, died Tuesday, August 5, 2003, at the Grover M. Hermann Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Callicoon. She was 85 years of age.
The daughter of the late William and Elsie Theadore, she was born April 9, 1918, in Roscoe.
Mrs. Brustman was a member of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church and the Rosary Society of the church, both in Obernburg.
She is survived by her husband, Frederick Brustman, at home; a son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Ruth Brustman of Obernburg; a grandson, Brian Brustman, and his wife, Lori, of Obernburg; and two sisters, Eleanor Atkins and Clara Atkins, both of Liberty. She was predeceased by three brothers, William, John and George Theadore.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Thursday at St. Mary's Church in Obernburg with Father Gus Richardson, OFM, officiating.
Burial was made in St. Mary's Cemetery in Obernburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Rosary Society, c/o St. Mary's Church, Obernburg, N.Y. 12767; or to the charity of one's choice.
Antonio C. Perito
Ret. Prod. Mgr., 68
Antonio "Tony" C. Perito of Ellenville, a retired produce manager for Grand Union in Ellenville and a former resident of the Bronx, died Monday, August 4, 2003, at New York Presbyterian Cornell Hospital in New York City. He was 68 years of age.
The son of the late Antonio and Placida DiDomenico Perito, he was born April 3, 1935, in the Bronx.
A U.S. Army veteran, he served during the Korean War.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Lucille Perito, at home; a daughter, Carolyn Perito of the Bronx; a son and daughter-in-law, Anthony L. and Veronica Perito of Woodbourne; two grandchildren, Jacqueline and Tony Perito of Woodbourne; four sisters, Angie Miller and Mickey Gannon, both of Yorktown Heights, Anna Sabbatini and Theresa Mueller, both of New Jersey; two brothers, Vincent Perito of Rye Brook and Gerard Perito of Arkansas; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Augey Perito.
Friends may call at the Victor Quirolo Funeral Home, 3176 East Tremont Ave., Bronx, on Friday from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Benedict's Church in the Bronx.
Burial will be made in St. Raymond's Cemetery in the Bronx.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105.
Local arrangements were made by the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Woodbourne.
Eunice Larsen of Jeffersonville died Tuesday, August 5, 2003, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 81 years of age.
The daughter of the late James and Edna O'Hare McGee, she was born March 18, 1922, in North Bergen, N.J. She was the widow of Frederick B. Larsen.
Mrs. Larsen is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Patricia Larsen of Washington Township, N.J., and Richard and Betty Larsen of Great Meadows, N.J.; a brother, John "Bud" McGee of the state of Washington; and six grandchildren, Kathy, Robert, Michael, Andy, Brian and Donna.
Cremation was made at the Twin Tiers Crematory in Endicott.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville.
Barbara B. Thompson of Swan Lake, a talented photographer and retailer of commercial arts, and an eight-year area resident, died Friday, August 1, 2003, at her home. She was 49 years of age.
The daughter of Odette Magrone Thompson and the late David Thompson, she was born May 28, 1954, in Pittsburgh, Pa.
She is survived by her mother; three sisters, Linda Thompson and Cynthia Thompson, both of New York City, and Miriam Thompson of Traverse City, Mich; and two aunts, Jeanne Felmly of New York City and Chiara Gerding of Michigan.
Services and burial were held in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Orange-Sullivan Hospice, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.
Local arrangements were made by the Harris Funeral Home in Liberty.
Wayne D. Wells
Mech. Engr., 67
Wayne Douglas Wells of West End, N.C., died at his home on Saturday, August 2, 2003, after a long and courageous fight with cancer. He was 67 years of age.
The son of the late Earl and Ada Wells, he was born August 18, 1935, in Callicoon.
He completed the machinist apprentice course at General Electric in 1956. Mr. Wells received a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Union College in Schenectady in 1960 and was employed at General Electric for 10 years. He retired in 1991 from IBM, after 25 years of service during which time he was a manager in Research Triangle Park, N.C. Since his retirement, he enjoyed woodworking and landscaping.
Mr. Wells is survived by his wife of 49 years, Joan Ann Wells, at home; two daughters, Terry Wells Baker of Raleigh, N.C., and Diane Wells Pace of Cary, N.C.; two sisters, Norma Aaron of West End, N.C., and Berniece Haas of Eldred; a brother, George Wells of Cookeville, Tenn.; five grandchildren, Benjamin William Baker and Christine Nicole Baker, both of Raleigh, N.C., and Samantha Elise Pace, Brandon Scott Pace and Jenna Nicole Pace, all of Cary, N. C.; and many other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by a son, Glenn Douglas Wells, and a sister, Dorothy Wells.
A memorial service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Seven Lakes Chapel in the Pines with the Rev. Cecil Callis officiating
Memorial contributions may be made to FirstHealth Hospice, P.O. Box 1956, Pinehurst, N.C. 28374 or to the Jimmy V Foundation, 100 Towerview Court, Cary, N.C. 27513.
Gerald A. Chopko, 71
Ret. NY Tel Installer
Gerald A. Chopko of Bloomingburg, a 40-year area resident and a retired telephone installer for the New York Telephone in Newburgh, died Monday, August 4, 2003, at the Horton Campus of the Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown. He was 71 years of age.
The son of the late Nicholas and Stella Malski Chopko, he was born June 19, 1932, in Throop, Pa.
Mr. Chopko was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving from 1950 to 1955.
He is survived by his wife, Melinda Norwood Chopko, at home; three children and their spouses, Wendy and Andrew Laidlaw of Bloomingburg, Christopher and Lynnette Chopko of Aurora, Colo., and Nancy and John Wolbeck of Wolf Lake; a sister and brother-in-law, Patricia and Roger Tessier of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; and five grandchildren, Andrew, Wolf, Cameron, Tavish and Max.
A Service of Remembrance was held Thursday at the Applebee McPhillips Funeral Home in Middletown with Fr. Patrick McGuigan officiating.
Cremation was private.
Memorial contributions may be made to Greenpeace, P.O. Box 7939, Fredericksburg, Va. 22404-9917.
Ret. Fireman, 72
Salvatore "Sal" Pisciotta of Wallkill, a retired fireman of the Marine Division of New York City Fire Department, and a 23-year area resident, died Monday, August 4, 2003, at his son's home. He was 72 years of age.
The son of the late Saverio and Vincenza Licari Pisciotta, he was born October 31, 1930, in Staten Island.
Mr. Pisciotta was a member of St. Joseph's Church in New Paltz, Sons of Italy, Plasterers Union in Long Island, the Monticello Harness Horsemen's Association and the US Trotters Association. For many years, he was involved in Little League and 4-H. He was also a musician, playing the trumpet and big band type music.
Before moving to the area, he owned Pisciotta Contracting, which consisted of home building and heavy equipment operating. After moving to the area, he owned the Misty Morn Ranch in Gardiner, was a part of the Ulster County Sheriff's Department Mounted Division and currently owned Sal Pisciotta Racing Stables in Wallkill.
He is survived by his wife, Annie Pisciotta, at home; three daughters and sons-in-law, Salliann and Carl Mosher of New Paltz, Janet and Butch DeVaux of Glens Falls and Trish and Pat Morris of Tillson; two sons, Steven Pisciotta and his fiancée, Alison, of Gardiner, and Matthew and his wife, Adrienne Pisciotta of Gardiner; a sister, Marie Poland, and a brother, Joseph Pisciotta, both of Long Island; 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers and a sister.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Thursday at St. Joseph's Church in New Paltz.
Burial was made in the New Paltz Rural Cemetery.
Mildred L. Scott
Ret. Housekeeper, 87
Mildred L. Scott of Beach Lake, Pa., a retired housekeeper, a lifelong area resident and a former resident of Fosterdale and Jeffersonville, died Wednesay, August 6, 2003, at the Murry-Tufts-Garret Manor in Beach Lake, Pa., where she had resided for over 15 years. She was 87 years of age.
The daughter of the late Walter and Ida Layton Scott, she was born August 23, 1915, in Fosterdale.
She is survived by three nieces, Betty Morse of Clintondale, Beverly DiCapua of Highland and Marilyn Slizewski of Poughkeepsie; and a nephew, Robert Williams of Monticello.
Friends may call at the Rasmussen Sons Funeral Home in Narrowsburg, on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Peg Van Siclen officiating.
Burial will be made in the Fosterdale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Fosterdale United Methodist Church, Fosterdale, N.Y. 12735.
George Kovatch Jr., 55
George W. Kovatch Jr. of Washingtonville, a former resident of Stony Point, died Tuesday, June 24, 2003, at the Wake Memorial Medical Center in Raleigh, N.C . He was 55 years of age.
The son of Jennie Forbes and George W. Kovatch Sr., he was born June 11, 1948, in Suffern.
Mr. Kovatch was a veteran of the Marine Corps, serving from 1968 to 1972.
He is survived by his mother and stepfather, John Forbes of Washingtonville; his father of Wappingers Falls; a brother and sister-in-law, David and Sophie Kovatch of the state of Florida; two sons, George W. Kovatch III and his wife, Teresa, of Havelock, N.C ., and James Kovatch of Bloomingburg and his companion, Pat C. Hak of Melbourne, Fla.; two grandchildren, Desiree and Courtney Kovatch; and three nieces, Sara, Kailin and Brianne Kovatch.
Services were held at the Marine Corps Chapel in Cherry Point N.C.
Burial of the cremains will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at the Veterans Administration Cemetery in Goshen with the Rev. Helen Lindsay of the Bethany Presbyterian Church in Washingtonville, conducting the service.
Ret. Businessman, 66
William Mansbart of Fremont Center, a former resident of Hicksville and a former proprietor of Gus Riddlinger's Towing Service, Inc., in Hicksville, died Tuesday, August 5, 2003, in Fremont Center. He was 66 years of age.
The son of Mildred Hinch Mansbart and the late Herman William Mansbart, he was born November 12, 1938, in Amityville.
A U.S. Army veteran, he was a life member of the North American Hunting Club.
He is survived by his mother of Farmingdale; his wife, Clementine Simoncic Mansbart, at home; five sons, William Mansbart of North Lindenhurst, David Mansbart of Centerport, Herman Mansbart of Farmingdale, Steven Mansbart of Smithtown and Timothy Mansbart of Farmingdale; a daugher, Judith Paruolo of Hicksville; a brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Pat Mansbart of Babylon; 12 grandchildren; two nieces and a nephew.
Friends may call at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Callicoon on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., and at the McCourt and Trudden Funeral Home, 385 Main St., Farmingdale, Thursday from 7 to 9:30 p.m. and Friday from 2-5 and 7-9:30 p.m. .
Services will be held at the McCourt and Trudden Funeral Home at 11 a.m. on Saturday.
Burial will be made in the Amityville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Out-Patient Department of Tucker Center, Orange Regional Medical Center, Middletown, N.Y. 10940.
Helen G. Davis
Helen Gager Davis of Harrisburg, Pa., a homemaker, died Thursday, July 31, 2003, at the Hershey Medical Center. She was 91 years of age.
The daughter of the late Harold and Ida Gager, she was born in Monticello. She was the widow of Walter G. Davis.
Her parents were the former owners of Gager's Diner on Broadway in Monticello. She was a 54-year resident of Scranton, Pa., before moving to Harrisburg in 1992.
Mrs. Davis is survived by two sons, Walter "Bud" Davis of Harrisburg, Pa., and Phil Davis of Pittsburgh, Pa.; a daughter, Sandra Pastore of Harrisburg, Pa.; seven grandchildren; and a brother, Phil Gager of Lady Lake, Fla.
A private service will be held at a later date.
Cremation was arranged by the Neill Funeral Home in Harrisburg. Burial of the cremains will be made in Abington Hills Cemetery in Chinchilla, Pa.