September 9, 2003
Ret. Bus Maintainer, 82
Albin Wasikiewicz of Liberty, a 13-year area resident and a retired bus maintainer for the NYC Transit Authority in New York City, died Sunday, September 7, 2003, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 82 years of age.
The son of the late Alexander and Sophie Adamkowski Wasikiewicz, he was born January 18, 1921, in New Brunswick, N.J.
He was a member of St. Peter's Church in Liberty. A veteran of World War II, serving in the Army Air Corps, he was a member of Russell Sprague Post #109 of the American Legion, the Clarence Hoyt Post #9217, VFW, both in Liberty, the Transport Worker's Union and AARP.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Sophie Perdubinski Wasikiewicz, at home; two sons and daughters-in-law, John and Julia Wasikiewicz of Liberty and Robert and Maureen Wasikiewicz of Phillipburg, N.J.; a sister and brother-in-law, Lucy and Dr. Joseph Sanacore of Cincinnati, Ohio; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Ramsay's Funeral Home, 275 S. Main St., Liberty, on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. at St. Peter's Church in Liberty on Thursday with Rev. Ivan Csete officiating.
Burial will be made in St. John's Cemetery in Middle Village.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter's Church, 264 N. Main St., Liberty, N.Y. 12754.
Laura Jordan, 84
Laura Jordan of Haverstraw, a former Cochecton resident, died Friday, September 5, 2003, at the Northern Riverside Health Care Center in Haverstraw where she had resided for many years. She was 84 years of age.
She was born October 11, 1918, in Cochecton.
Miss Jordan is survived by a cousin, Charlotte Petrovsky of Yorktown Heights, and two second cousins, Linda Petrovsky of Yorktown Heights and David Petrovsky of Hudson.
Graveside services and burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday at the East Cochecton Cemetery in Cochecton with the Rev. Phyllis Haynes officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cochecton Ambulance Corps, Lake Huntington, N.Y. 12752.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Rasmussen Sons Funeral Home in Narrowsburg.
Paul A. Eck, 71
Ret. Truck Driver
Paul A. Eck of Livingston Manor, a retired truck driver and a lifelong area resident, died Friday, September 5, 2003, at the Achieve Rehab and Nursing Facility in Liberty. He was 71 years of age.
The son of the late Ralph and Elsie Donovan Eck, he was born August 4, 1932, in Downsville.
A Korean War veteran of the U.S. Army, he was awarded the Purple Heart and other distinguished awards for his service.
He is survived by three brothers, Leo Eck of Roscoe and Eugene Eck and his wife, Thelma, and Ollen Eck, all of Livingston Manor; and many nieces and nephews.
Services were held Monday at the Harris Funeral Home in Roscoe with the Rev. Gerald Wondra officiating.
Burial, with military honors, was held in the Riverview Cemetery in Roscoe.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 95 Schwenk Drive, Kingston, N.Y. 12401.
Melvin A. Watson
ARC Supervisor, 67
Melvin A. Watson of Monticello, a 43-year area resident and a supervisor for Sullivan ARC at the former Bennett Residence in Liberty, died Tuesday, September 2, 2003, at the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 67 years of age.
The son of the late Orrie Sr. and Alma Davis Watson, he was born November 2, 1935, in Bromley, Ala.
Mr. Watson was a member of the First Baptist Church in Monticello.
In a family statement, it was said, "Melvin 'Pop' was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a friend to all that crossed his path. A quiet and spirited man that everyone enjoyed being around. We will miss his wisdom and cherish the love that he left behind for us to carry on."
He is survived by his wife of nearly 47 years, Sadie Thicklan Watson, at home; four sons, James Watson and his wife, Angela, Lawrence Watson and Willie Watson, all of Monticello, and Melvin Jr. and his wife, Suzanne Watson of Port Jervis; two daughters, Gloria Perrin and Deana Watson, both of Monticello; two brothers, Orrie Watson Jr. and the Rev. Manuel Watson and his wife, Betty, all of Bromley, Ala.; two sisters, Pauline Atchison and her husband, Jim, and Nancy Pope, all of Bayminette, Ala.; 12 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Monday at the First Baptist Church in Monticello with the Rev. Emanuel Watson officiating.
Interment was made in the family plot in the Rock Ridge Cemetery in Monticello.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Monticello.
Grace H. Loomis, 77
Grace Hunter Loomis, a former Liberty resident, died Friday, August 22, 2003, at the Bethany Care Center in Everett, Wash. She was 77 years of age.
The daughter of the late Howard and Vera Elizabeth Dice Hunter, she was born August 17, 1926, in Curry. She was the widow of Edwin Loomis Sr. who died in December of 1975.
She is survived by her husband, David Zukowsky of Everett, Wash.; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Diana and Dave Greenwood of Rock Hill, Bonnie Loomis of Seattle, Wash., and Nancy and Mike Hunter of Boardman, Oreg.; a son, Edwin Jr. and his wife, Evelyn Loomis of Westminster, Colo.; two sisters, Myrtle Vera Kortright of Grahamsville and Arlene Delamarter of Bainbridge; a brother, Glen E. Hunter of Kingston; seven grandchildren; and three-great-grandchildren.
Graveside services and burial were held at the Evergreen Cemetery in Everett, Wash.
Owned ASA Precision, 68
Anneliese Carol Schmidt, a 32-year resident of Jeffersonville and the owner of ASA Precision Company of Jeffersonville, died August 27, 2003, while vacationing in Brilon, Germany. She was 68 years of age.
The daughter of the late Jacob and Anna Deutsch Schmidhofer, she was born February 25, 1935, in Ridgewood, Queens. She was the widow of Armin Schmidt.
Mrs. Schmidt was a member of the Jeffersonville Volunteer Ambulance Corps, the Jeffersonville Snowmobile Club, The Happy Footers Square Dance Club and was active in the Jeffersonville Area Chamber of Commerce events.
In a family statement, it was said, "As a beloved mother and grandmother, she will be deeply missed by all."
She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Stephan and Patricia Schmidt and Richard and Lisa Schmidt, all of Jeffersonville; and five grandchildren, Brian, Michael, Erika, Courtney and Montana. She was predeceased by a daughter, Linda Schmidt.
Friends may call on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville.
A Funeral Mass will be offered Wednesday at 11 a.m. at St. George's Church in Jeffersonville, with Father Paul Osborne, O.F.M., officiating.
Burial will be made in Calvary Cemetery in Youngsville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jeffersonville First Aid Squad or to the Jeffersonville Fire Department, both at Jeffersonville, N.Y. 12748.
Paul J. Vetter
Sheetmetal Worker, 56
Paul J. Vetter of Willowemoc, a member of Union Sheetmetal Worker Local 28 and a longtime area resident, died Saturday, September 6, 2003, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 56 years of age.
The son of the late Paul and Marie Braghirol Vetter, he was born May 6, 1947, in New York City.
A U.S. Army veteran, Mr. Vetter was a member of the Tri-Valley Lions Club in Grahamsville, the Town of Neversink Planning Board, and the Neversink Republican Club.
He is survived by his wife, Kitty Vetter, at home; a daughter and son-in-law, Danielle and David Cornish of Liberty; a son and daughter-in-law, Gene-Paul and Stephanie Vetter of Saratoga; a sister, Pauline Vetter of Wappingers Falls; a brother and sister-in-law, Karl and Janet Vetter of Hobe Sound, Fla.; two grandchildren, Carley and Samantha Vetter of Saratoga; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Walter Vetter.
Friends may call on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Ramsay's Funeral Home, 275 So. Main St., Liberty.
The Tri-Valley Lions Club will hold services at 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.
A Funeral Mass will be offered at 11:45 a.m. on Wednesday at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, 264 North Main St., Liberty, with Monsignor Edward Straub officiating.
Cremation will be made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Tri-Valley Lions Club, P.O. Box 74, Grahamsville, NY 12740.