October 7, 2003
Rose Keller, 89
Ret. Owner of Sign Co.
Rose Keller of Syracuse, a former resident of Monticello and Sunrise, Fla., and the retired owner of the Keller Sign Co. in Monticello, retiring in 1991, died Friday, October 3, 2003, at the RHCF at the Nottingham. She was 89 years of age.
The widow of Simon Keller who died in 1973, Mrs. Keller was born in New York City.
She was a longtime member of the Landfield Avenue Synagogue in Monticello.
Mrs. Keller is survived by two daughters Carol Chottiner and Sheila Freedman; three sisters, Sylvia Edelman, Mickey Weinberg and Jean Warren; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Sunday at the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Landfield Avenue Synagogue, Monticello, N.Y. 12701.
Ronald B. Gaudsmith
Electronic Tech, 49
Ronald B. Gaudsmith of Livingston Manor, an electronic technician for Quality TV in Florida, N.Y., and a two-year area resident, died Sunday, October 5, 2003, at the Northeast Center for Special Care in Lake Katrine. He was 49 years of age.
The son of the late Richard and Margaret Briggs Gaudsmith, he was born February 26, 1954, in Lafayette, Indiana.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra M. Mavoides Gaudsmith, at home; and a brother, Robert Gaudsmith of Tampa, Fla.
Services were private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 95 Schwank Dr., Kingston, N.Y. 12401.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Harris Funeral Home in Roscoe.
Paul Levine, 84
Ret. Bungalow Colonist
Paul Levine of Sunrise, Fla., and South Fallsburg, the former owner of Brookside Bungalow Colony in South Fallsburg, died at his home in Florida on Thursday, October 2, 2003. He was 84 years of age.
The son of the late Lena and Samuel Levine, he was born October 18, 1918, in South Fallsburg.
Mr. Levine graduated from high school at the age of 15 1/2 and was awarded the History and French prize at graduation.
He served in Europe during World War II, landing at Omaha Beach on D-Day. With the victory in Europe, he participated in the liberation of concentration camps and was in the victory march under the Arc de Triomphe in Paris with General DeGaulle. He also served as a military policeman guarding Nazi prisoners in Berlin.
In a family statement, it was said, "Paul's family remembers him as a very strong-willed person, with a wry sense of humor, who loved his family very much, and had many interesting stories to tell."
He is survived by his wife, Rhoda Levine; a daughter, Sharon Cohen, and her two sons, Nathan and Jeffrey; a son, and daughter-in-law, Stuart and Sara Levine and their two daughters, Lori and Sandra; three nieces, Janie Malman, Judy Feder and Roberta Lovenheim, and a nephew, Gary Malman, and their families.
Services were held Friday at Menorah Gardens in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 6725 Lyons St., P.O. Box 7E, East Syracuse, N.Y. 13057, or to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 628, Monticello, N.Y. 12701.
Ret. Fireman, 75
George Meyer of Cape Coral, Fla., a retired 22-year firefighter for the city of Miami, Fla., died Friday, October 3, 2003. He was 75 years of age.
The son of the late Albert and Helen Meyer, he was born June 28, 1928, in Livingston Manor.
A veteran of the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Navy, he won three medals of valor.
In a family statement, it was said, "Most of George's life was spent saving lives. He was an inspiration as a father to his family and friends. George was loved deeply and dearly . . . We will miss him forever."
He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Phyllis Meyer, at home; five children; nine grandchildren; and a sister, Judy Sitterson.
His cremains will be buried beside his father, during a private memorial service at the Orchard Street Cemetery in Livingston Manor.
Local arrangements were made by the Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home in Livingston Manor.
Robert Messinger, 58
Robert Elton Messinger of Sparrowbush died Tuesday, September 30, 2003, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was 58 years of age.
He is survived by his wife, Joe-Ann Messinger, at home; a daughter and son-in-law, Julie and Jack Strasser of Glen Spey; two sons and daughters-in-law, Allen and Elaine Quick of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Brett Jason and Robyne Quick of Atoka, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Morgan and Anthony Strasser of Glen Spey, and Brandon and Rachel Quick of Tennessee; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Keith and Kay Messinger of Santel, Calif., Elmer and Romy Messinger of Shohola, Pa, and Ronald and Alice Messinger of Greeley, Pa.; and several aunts and uncles.
Memorial services and burial were held at the Pine Hill Cemetery in Sparrowbush on Monday.
Ret. Beautician, 84
Joan Foster of Livingston Manor, a retired hairdresser and proprietor of Bobbie's Beauty Shoppe in Livingston Manor, died Saturday, October 4, 2003, in Roscoe. She was 84 years of age.
A widow and the daughter of the late Joseph and May DeWolfe Cassidy, she was born August 18, 1919, in London, England.
A 64-year area resident, she was raised in New York City.
Mrs. Foster was the first female member of the Livingston Manor Chamber of Commerce, a member of Congregation Agudas Achim, and a past president of the Ladies Aid Society of Congregation Agudas Achim.
In a family statement, it was said, "Joan loved people, kids and animals. She was a fun-loving, cheerful person and the kindest woman anyone could have known. She had unconditional love for her family and was great to have around."
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Barry and Diane Foster of Livingston Manor; two grandchildren, Ryan Foster and his wife, Claudia, of Bloomingburg, and C. Sims of Brooklyn and Livingston Manor; and a great-granddaughter, Ayla Cerise. She was predeceased by a daughter.
Friends may call at the Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home, 29 Pearl St., Livingston Manor, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Graveside services and burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the Lew Beach Cemetery with Rabbi Irwin Tanenbaum officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Livingston Manor Ambulance Squad, P.O. Box 1, or to the Nancy Jane Foster Membership Award, P.O. Box 374, both at Livingston Manor, N.Y. 12758.
Martin K. Solomon
Carpet Installer, 52
Martin Kalmer Solomon of Monticello, a longtime carpet installer in Brooklyn and a six-year area resident, died Tuesday, September 30, 2003, at his home in Monticello. He was 52 years of age.
The son of Joseph Solomon and the late Ruth Fruchtman Solomon, he was born September 30, 1951, in Brooklyn.
He is survived by his father; a son, Anthony Solomon; two daughters, Jennifer Solomon and Melissa Beloney; a brother, David Solomon; three sisters, Pauline Petoff, Beth Vandermark and Lena De Vito; three nephews, Jeremy, Christopher and David; and four nieces, Danielle, Rachel, Lisa and Dawn.
Friends may call at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 195 Broadway, Monticello on Wednesday from 9 to 11 a.m.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Burial will be made in the Rock Ridge Cemetery in Monticello.
Memorial contributions may be made to his children, Jennifer, Melissa and Anthony.
Mark Parliearos, 62
Ret. Teaching Assistant
Mark Parliearos of Wurtsboro, a retired teaching assistant at Middletown Psychiatric Center and a lifelong area resident, died Friday, October 3, 2003, at his home. He was 62 years of age.
The son of the late George and Virginia Parliearos, he was born February 18, 1941, in Poughkeepsie.
He was a veteran of the United States Army.
Mr. Parliearos is survived by his wife, Ursula Rogge Parliearos, at home; three half-sisters, Dixie, Christine and Gina; his mother-in-law, Ingeborg Rogge; two sisters-in-law, Christa Clark and Helga Schwarz and her husband, Ronald; a brother-in-law, Erich Rogge and his wife, Leslie; and several nieces and nephews.
Private services were held at the William M. Gagan Funeral Home in Pine Bush.
Cremation was made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Catskill Regional Medical Center, Oncology Unit, Box 800, Harris, N.Y. 12742.
Susan H. Iovino
Susan H. Iovino of Cuddebackville, a homemaker and a longtime area resident, died Saturday, October 4, 2003, at the Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis. She was 47 years of age.
The daughter of Harriet Gutschow Hasch and the late Walter Hasch, she was born March 1, 1956, in Passaic, N.J.
Mrs. Iovino was a member of the Tri-State Bowling League.
In a family statement, it was said, "She was a friend to all who crossed her path."
She is survived by her husband, Thomas Iovino, and a son, Anthony, both at home; three daughters, Gina and Lisa Iovino, at home, and Jennifer and her husband, Glenn Savino, of Westbrookville; her mother of Garnerville; a sister, Jeanne Cabrera of Garnerville; a brother, Thomas Hasch of Pearl River; two grandchildren, Carly and Nicholas Savino; and several nieces and nephews.
Services and interment will be private.
Tillie Nywening of Campbell Hall, a homemaker and a longtime area resident, died Friday, October 3, 2003, at the Arden Hill Campus of Orange Regional Medical Center in Goshen. She was 90 years of age.
The daughter of the late Brandt and Minnie De Vries Tolsma, she was born March 7, 1913, in Rudyard, Mich. She was the widow of Leonard Nywening Sr.
Mrs. Nywening was a member of the Goshen Christian Reformed Church.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Minnie and Bernard Wiersma of Whitinsville, Mass.; four sons and daughters-in-law, Albert and Marie Nywening of Naples, Fla., Brant and Bettina Nywening of Campbell Hall, Leonard and Jentien Nywening of Bloomingburg and Kenneth and Diane Nywening of Campbell Hall; two brothers, Walter Tolsma of Michigan and Jacob Tolsma of New Jersey; a sister, Grace Busch of New Jersey; 17 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at the Goshen Christian Reformed Church, Route 17A, Goshen, with the Rev. John Nyitray officiating.
Burial will be made in the Hamptonburgh Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Goshen Christian School, Route 17A, Goshen, N.Y. 10924.
Ret. Grocer, 86
John Panchyshyn of Kerhonkson, a retired owner/operator of John's Grocery in Maspeth, died Saturday, October 4, 2003. He was 96 years of age.
The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Panchyshyn, he was born May 6, 1917, in Ukraine.
Mr. Panchyshyn was a communicant of Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church and a member of the church choir.
He is survived by a son, George Panchyshyn of Kerkonkson; a daughter, Sonia Buszwatiuk of Long Island City; and six grandchildren.
Friends may call at the H.B. Humiston Funeral Home, 30 42nd St., Kerhonkson on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m.
Services will be held at 9:30 a.m on Thursday at the funeral home, followed by The Holy Sacrifice of the Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m. at the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Kerhonkson with the Rev. Volodymyr Pisa officiating.
Burial will be made in Holy Spirit Cemetery in Hamptonburgh.