September 23, 2003
Gladys "Peppy" Wheat of Livingston Manor died on Tuesday, September 23, 2003, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 86 years of age.
The daughter of the late Van and Grace Schloss Edwards, she was born September 15, 1917, in Spring Brook. She was the widow of Roland A. Wheat.
Mrs. Wheat was a member of Sullivan Chapter #298, Order of the Eastern Star and the United Methodist Church, both in Livingston Manor.
In a family statement, it was said, "Our dear Peppy was a very active, fun-loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother She was devoted to her family and friends, always giving without wanting back. She was an exquisite baker whose treats were enjoyed by all. She will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by her family and friends."
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, JoAnn and Richard Krupp of Livingston Manor; two sisters, Clara Barry of Liberty and Eleanor White of West Nyack; a grandson, Thomas Krupp and his wife, Helen of Manassas, Va.; two granddaughters and their husbands, Kerry and Steven Madison and Heidi and Neal Caputo, all of Livingston Manor; five great-grandchildren, Kaitlen and Kaci Madison, Gretchen and Emily Krupp and Heidi Caputo; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Jack Arlyn Wheat; three brothers, Allison, Joseph and William Edwards; and four sisters, Ethel Tuttle, Adeline Kannigieser, Kathryn Coffin and Edith Tyler.
Eastern Star services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, followed by a memorial service at the Livingston Manor United Methodist Church with Rev. Bebe Loizeaux and Rev. Stewart Pohlman officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Sullivan Chapter #298, Order of the Eastern Star, or the Livingston Manor United Methodist Church, both at Livingston Manor, N.Y. 12758.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home in Livingston Manor.
Former Secretary, 68
Josephine R. Rogerson of Liberty, a secretary for the Greater New York Savings Bank in Brooklyn and a 30-year area resident, died Monday, September 22, 2003, at her home. She was 68 years of age.
The daughter of the late Phillip and Rose Tabone Schembri, she was born February 2, 1935, in Brooklyn.
Mrs. Rogerson was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Liberty and a past matron of Revonah-Lincoln Chapter No. 443, Order of the Eastern Star, in Liberty, and a member of St. Tammany Chapter No. 592, Order of the Eastern Star, in Callicoon.
She is survived by her husband, William H. Rogerson, at home; a son and daughter-in-law, Christopher and Janet Rogerson of Shirley; a daughter and son-in-law, Susan Marie and Frank Tush of Staten Island; two brothers, George Schembri of New Hyde Park and Phillip Schembri of Brooklyn; and four grandchildren.
Services will be held at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 26 Chestnut St., Liberty at 1 p.m., on Friday with Rev. Audrey Pedersen officiating.
Interment will be made in the Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery in Liberty.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Liberty.
For Dorothy F. Bruns
A memorial service celebrating the life of Dorothy F. Bruns, more recently of Seattle, Washington, who passed away on June 16, 2003, will be held on Saturday, September 27 at 11 a.m. at the Ramsay's Funeral Home, 275 S. Main St., Liberty. The Rev. Audrey Pedersen will officiate.
Ret. Doorman, 74
Ziggy Ceglinski of Liberty, a retired doorman with Local 32B in New York City, died Sunday, September 21, 2003, in Liberty. He was 74 years of age.
The son of the late Ziggy and Helena Druzbica Ceglinski, he was born July 9, 1929, in Poland.
Mr. Ceglinski was a member of St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church in Liberty.
He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Teresa and Chris Sarnowiec of Liberty; and several nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Amelda Sarnowiec.
Friends may call at the Ramsay's Funeral Home, 275 South Main Street, Liberty, on Friday from 9 to 11 a.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, 264 North Main St., Liberty, at 11:45 a.m. on Friday.
Private cremation will be made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
William O. Meisinger
Ret. Mech. Engr., 84
William O. Meisinger of Middletown, N.J., died Wednesday, September 10, 2003, at the Laurel Bay Nursing Home in Keansburg, N.J. He was 84 years of age.
He was born in New York, moving to Middletown, N.J., 48 years ago.
A graduate of the University of Alabama, he earned a degree in engineering and was a mechanical engineer for the Signal Corps in Fort Monmouth, N.J., where he worked for 40 years before retiring in 1989.
Mr. Meisinger was a member of the King of Kings Lutheran Church in Middletown, N.J.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Margarete Meisinger, at home; a daughter and son-in-law, Margaret and Jim Craig of Colts Neck, N.J.; a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Peggy Meisinger of Edison, N.J.; two grandchildren, Justine and Jeremy Meisinger; and a sister, Pauline Kent of Jeffersonville.
Services were held September 13 at the John F. Pfleger Funeral Home in Middletown, N.J.
Entombment was made at the Fair View Cemetery in Middletown, N.J.
Memorial contributions may be made to King of Kings Lutheran Church, 250 Harmony Rd., Middletown, N.J. 07748.
Hedwig J. Kapf
Ret. Saleslady, 96
Hedwig J. Kapf of Conklin Hill, Pa., a former resident of Yonkers and a retired saleslady of women's apparel, died Monday, September 22, 2003, at the Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale, Pa. She was 96 years of age.
The daughter of the late Paul and Caroline Eckert, she was born December 15, 1906, in Mannheim, Germany. She was the widow of Richard Kapf who died in 1978.
Mrs. Kapf is survived by a daughter, Joan Oaks of Conklin Hill, Pa.; a son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Angela Kapf of Yonkers; two grandsons, Eric Kapf and Richard Oaks; a granddaughter, Dana Marie Kelly; a great-granddaughter, Victoria Elizabeth Oaks; and a nephew.
Cremation was made at the Twin Tiers Crematory in Endicott
A memorial service will be held at the Conklin Hill Community Church at a date and time to be announced.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association/Mid-Hudson Chapter, 2 Jefferson Plaza, Suite 102, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 12601-4027.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Rasmussen Sons Funeral Home in Narrowsburg.
Nursing Instructor, 57
Barbara Ann Hallenbeck of Liberty, a nursing instructor for Sullivan County Board of Cooperative Education in Liberty and a lifelong area resident, died Sunday, September 21, 2003, at her home. She was 57 years of age.
The daughter of the late Clayton and Charlotte Linderman Hallenbeck, she was born July 27, 1946, in Liberty.
Mrs. Hallenbeck was a member of the New York State Nurses Association, Nursing Home Administrators Association and the U.S. Power Squadron Mid-Hudson Chapter, in Kingston.
She is survived by a sister, Mary Jane Wright of Liberty; a special companion, Bill Krug of Liberty; and several cousins.
Graveside services and burial were held Thursday at the Liberty Cemetery with the Rev. Bridgette LeConey officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Oncology Unit of the Catskill Regional Medical Center, Bushville Rd., Harris, N.Y. 12742 or to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan, 800 Stony Brook Rd., Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Liberty.
Gary P. Budnik
Electrical Engr., 52
Gary P. Budnik of Yankee Lake died unexpectedly as the result of a swimming accident in Wildwood, N.J., on Saturday, September 20, 2003. He was 52 years of age.
The son of the late William and Mabel Tweed Budnik, he was born May 12, 1951, in Hempstead.
An electrical engineer for the NYCDEP for the upstate water supply for the past 17 years, he was a member of the IBEW Local 3.
In a family statement, it was said, "His friends and family knew he could fix anything and his mother-in-law swore he could 'fix a rainy day.'"
He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Eileen Russell Budnik, at home; two sons, Gary Budnik Jr. and his fiancée, Shannon DeLaTorre, and Paul Budnik; a brother and sister-in-law, William Jr. and Tatiana Budnik; a sister and brother-in-law, Valerie and Jeffrey DeVries; three nieces and three nephews, Wanda, Lillian, Darien, Richard, William III and Christian, his godson. He was predeceased by a sister, Edith Ann Kehoe.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered on Wednesday at the Church of St. Joseph in Wurtsboro with the Rev. Peter Madori officiating.
Burial was made in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Wurtsboro.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, c/o NYS Memorial Processing Center, P.O. Box 31160, Hartford, Conn. 06150-1160 or to the charity of one's choice.
Funeral arrangements were made by the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Wurtsboro.
Clifford K. Allan
Ret. Postmaster, 85
Clifford K. Allan of Davie, Fla., formerly of New York City and Sullivan County, died Wednesday, September 24, 2003. He was 85 years of age.
A World War II veteran, he was a past commander of the Stangel-Bernstein Post No. 8086, Veterans of Foreign Wars, in Woodbourne.
Mr. Allan is survived by two sons, Robert Allan of Liverpool and William Allan of Otto, N.C .; two daughters, Patti Kessler and Jane Allan, both of Margate, Fla.; a brother, Charles Allan of South Fallsburg; a sister, Alida Allison of Grahamsville; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Friday at Fred Hunter's University Drive Home in Davie, Fla.
Cremation was made by the Fred Hunter Crematory.
Ret. Contractor, 81
Jerome Gross of Aventura, Fla., a retired contractor and real estate developer and longtime area resident, died Tuesday, September 23, 2003, at the Miami Heart Hospital. He was 81 years of age.
The son of the late Eugene and June Gross, he was born May 15, 1922, in New York City.
A World War II veteran of the Army Air Corps, he was a member of the Free and Accepted Masons.
Mr. Gross is survived by three daughters, Susan Gross of White Sulphur Springs, Ann Gross Sherman and her husband, Richard, of Baltimore, Md., and Carolyn Gross of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; and two grandchildren, Scott and Beth Goldstein. He was predeceased by a daughter, Julie Gross.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday at the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home, 186 Broadway, Monticello, with Rabbi Ben Zion Chanowitz officiating.
Burial will be made in the Ahavath Israel Cemetery in Liberty.
Ret. Transp. Spc., 85
Louis Mignogna of Highland Lake, a retired transportation specialist for the MTA in New York City and a 31-year area resident, died Wednesday, September 24, 2003, at the Bon Secours Hospital in Port Jervis. He was 85 years of age.
The son of the late Michael and Madalena Montagno Mignogna, he was born April 22, 1918, in Landisville, N.J. He was the widower of Helen Kopczak Mignogna who died November 21, 2000, after 54 years of marriage.
Mr. Mignogna was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Church in Yulan, the Highland Senior Citizens, AARP and the AFL-CIO. A World War II veteran of the U. S. Army, he served 42 months with the 37th Infantry Division in the Pacific Theatre of War, receiving a combat infantry badge, the Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Philippines Liberation Ribbon and the World War II Victory Medal, and was a member of the Tusten-Highland Memorial Post No. 6427, Veterans of Foreign Wars, in Narrowsburg.
In a family statement, it was said, "Not only was he a great and supportive Dad, but a true, loving friend to all of his family."
He is survived by two sons, Robert Mignogna of Northborough, Mass., and Donald Mignogna of Hatfield, Pa.; a daughter, Linda M. Walsh of Highland Lake; a sister-in-law, Bertha Hanrahan of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; and nine grandchildren.
A Funeral Mass will be offered at 12:30 p.m. on Friday at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Yulan.
Burial will be made in St. Anthony's Cemetery in Eldred.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 63, Eldred, N.Y. 12732; the Highland Lake Fire Department, Highland Lake, N.Y. 12743 or to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Gray-Rasmussen Funeral Home in Barryville.
District Manager, 49
Donna J. Pellegrini of Wurtsboro, a district manager for Family Dollar, Inc., died Monday, September 22, 2003, at her home. She was 49 years of age.
The daughter of Donald and Eleanor Wamsley Paschall, she was born November 26, 1953, in Port Jervis.
In a family statement, it was said, "For all who knew Donna, we will miss her guidance, the energy we felt in her presence, and most of all, the laughter."
She is survived by her husband, Robert J. Pellegrini, at home; her parents of Newburgh; a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Desiree Bull of Monticello; two daughters and sons-in-law, Catrina and Paul Gladding of Wurtsboro and Theresa and James Giglio of Rock Hill; two brothers, James Paschall of Stony Point and Donald Paschall Jr. of Newburgh; five sisters and three brothers-in-law, Nancy Ferro of Moberly, Mo., Patricia and Kevin Way of Walden, Katherine Estores of Cornwall, Victoria and Walker Pavez of Cornwall, and Teresa and Calvin Brown of Walden; two grandsons, Michael Jr. and Matthew; and many nieces. She also leaves her dog, Diesel.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Wurtsboro.
Burial will be made in Sylvan Cemetery in Wurtsboro.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.
Ret. Corr. Offc., 77
Ronald Smith of Napanoch, a retired sergeant at the Woodbourne Correctional Facility and a lifelong area resident, died Sunday, September 21, 2003, at the Benedictine Hospital in Kingston. He was 77 years of age.
Born December 1, 1925, in Wurtsboro, he was a member of the Ellenville Elks Lodge #1971 in Napanoch, the Stangel-Bernstein Post No. 8086, Veterans of Foreign Wars, in Woodbourne, and a former member of the Napanoch Fire Company. He was a World War II and Korean War veteran of the United States Marine Corps.
Mr. Smith is survived by a daughter, Linda Fredenburgh and their dear friend, Carl Curtis, both of Grahamsville; Linda's two daughters, Kimberly and her husband, Fernando Costa, of Grahamsville, and their children, Colby and Jordan; and Stacy Fredenburgh of Napanoch and her daughter, Virginia; Linda's two sons, Ronald Fredenburgh of Grahamsville and his daughter, Shyanne, and Daniel Fredenburgh of Hasbrouck and his daughter, Adriana; a dear friend, Berdella Smith of Napanoch; a stepdaughter, Susan Williams of Napanoch and her children, Adam and Lucas; a half-sister, Louise; a half-brother, John Beilman of Ellenville; and several cousins and nieces.
There were no calling hours.
Cremation was private.