October 21, 2003
Ret. Culinary Wkr., 60
Roland H. "Jesse" Jackson of Monticello, a 40-year area resident and a retired culinary worker in numerous resorts in the Catskills, died on Wednesday, October 15, 2003. He was 60 years of age.
The son of the late Raymond H. and Earline T . Jackson, he was born May 24, 1943, in Jacksonville, Fla.
Mr. Jackson graduated from Stanton High School and attended Savannah State College.
He is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Earl and Darrilyn Jackson of Maryland; four nieces, Monica L. Adams of Orlando, Fla., MaKara J. Rumley of Washington, D.C., and Saniel and Sadhana Jackson of Maryland; and a community of relatives, adopted family and friends. He was predeceased by a sister, Linda J. Rahman.
Services were held Monday at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Monticello.
Rose Zolchonock, a longtime resident of Swan Lake and a homemaker, died Saturday, October 18, 2003, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 78 years of age.
The daughter of the late Samuel and Rebecca Berzon, she was born October 23, 1924, in Elizabeth, N.J. She was the widow of Sol Zolchonock.
Mrs. Zolchonock was a member of the Swan Lake Synagogue.
She is survived by a son, Ira Zolchonock of Swan Lake; a sister, Sally Lapidus; a grandson, Marc Zolchonock; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Graveside services and burial were held Monday at the Swan Lake Synagogue Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello.
Dog Breeder, 83
Jack Irving of Bridgeville, a dog aficionado who bred and raised miniature Schnauzers at his own shop, Schnauzers Only in Greenwich Village and a retired bookkeeper, died Friday, October 17, 2003, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 83 years of age.
The son of the late Morris and Sadie Rosenbaum, he was born May 19, 1920, in Manhattan.
After spending many summers in the Catskills, he moved to Sullivan County in 1976 and worked as an office manager and bookkeeper for the Concord Hotel, Arthur Glick Truck Sales and the Sullivan County Glass Company before retiring.
In a family statement, it was said, "Jack was an avid reader, outstanding writer and a great dancer who enjoyed the arts. He loved to solve crossword puzzles, attend duplicate bridge games and bingo, racing at Monticello and preparing gourmet meals for family and friends. . . He was a devoted companion, uncle and great-uncle whose humor, generosity and loyalty will be sadly missed."
He is survived by his life partner of 41 years, Kenneth Wilson; a niece, Ellen Settimo and her children, Sariana and Jordan Hoffman; a brother-in-law, Sidney Hirsch of Lindenhurst; a nephew, Stephen Hirsch and his children, Benjamin, Jonathan and Jane of Centerville, Va. He also leaves behind his bearded collie, Bear. Mr. Irving was predeceased by a sister, Rita Hirsch.
Cremation and private services were held.
Memorial contributions may be made to Sloan Kettering Memorial Hospital, 444 E. 68th St., New York, N.Y. 10021.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Monticello.
Honored Volunteer, 75
Gloria Winarick of Kiamesha Lake, a longtime resident, died at the Hollywood Regional Hospital in the state of Florida on Saturday, October 18, 2003. She was 75 years of age.
The daughter of the late Irving and Golde Lubitzky Grossman, she was born December 9, 1927, in Manhattan. She was the widow of Gordon Winarick of the Concord Resort Hotel.
Mrs. Winarick was an active member of the Sullivan County community for over 50 years. She created memorable roles in the Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop productions and was instrumental in starting the annual Monticello High School musicals. She served on the Monticello Central School Board and spent countless hours fundraising for what is now the Catskill Regional Medical Center. She managed the hospital gift shop and was honored as "Woman of the Year" by the hospital auxiliary for her devotion to the hospital.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Debra and Stephen Rovitz; a son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Andrea Winarick; four grandchildren, Aaron, Jenna, Cole and Gordon; a sister, Vicki Cowan; a brother, Rick Grossman and family; two sisters-in-law, Joan White and Helen Henderson and their families; and a lifetime of dear friends.
Services will be held at noon on Tuesday at the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home, 186 Broadway, Monticello with Rabbi Irving Goodman officiating.
Burial will be made in Temple Sholom Cemetery in Monticello.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Catskill Regional Medical Center, Harris, N.Y. 12742.
Albert F. Agrella
Ret. Supervisor, 83
Albert F. Agrella of Monticello, a retired supervisor for General Electric Co. in Bridgeport, Conn., died Friday, October 17, 2003, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 83 years of age.
A Memorial Mass will be offered Wednesday at 1 p.m. at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, Broadway and Liberty Streets, in Monticello, with the Rev. Timothy Wiggins officiating, followed by interment of the cremains at the Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery in Liberty with military honors.
Arrangements are by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Monticello. A complete obituary will be printed in the October 24 issue of the Democrat.
Thomas Brennan, 85
Ret. Bakery Salesman
Thomas Brennan of Eldred, a retired bakery goods salesman and a 30-year area resident, died Thursday, October 16, 2003, at Belle Reve in Milford, Pa. He was 85 years of age.
The son of the late William and Loretta Walsha Brennan, he was born September 20, 1918, in Newark, N.J.
A World War II veteran of the Army, he was a member of the Tusten-Highland Post No. 6427, Veterans of Foreign Wars in Barryville and had been active in the Michael A. Kelly VFW Post in Union, N.J. He volunteered as a driver for the Eldred American Legion Ambulance service and was involved in the establishment of the Highland Senior Center.
He is survived by his wife, Minnie "Mae" Stephan Brennan, at home; a daughter and son-in-law, Jane Ann and Chris Koeck of Lake Kitatinny, N.J.; a step-son, Charles J. Brauner and his wife, Carol, of Vancouver, B.C., Canada; a step-daughter, Doris Keeling and her husband, Jim, of White Lake; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday at the Gray-Rasmussen Funeral Home in Barryville with Pastor Linda Bohs officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Highland Senior Center, Eldred, N.Y. 12743.
Ret. Plumber, 73
Oscar Carson Dusenbery of Phillipsport, a retired plumber for Thornton Electric in Ellenville and a 38-year area resident, died Thursday, October 16, 2003. He was 73 years of age.
The son of the late Harvey and Emma Pitt Dusenbery, he was born August 27, 1930, in Tallman.
A veteran of the Korean War, he served in the United States Navy.
Mr. Dusenbery is survived by his wife, Mary Jane Maxwell Dusenbery, at home; three children, Oscar Jr. and his wife, Maria Dusenbery, Thane Dusenbery and Faith Ferraro, all of Phillipsport; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Claire Brownsell and June Horton, both of the state of Florida; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Monday at the Loucks Funeral Home in Ellenville with the Rev. Jay Vogelaar officiating.
Cremation was private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 396 Broadway, Kingston, N.Y. 12401.
Otto R. Schreib
Ret. Machinist, 61
Otto Ronald Schreib of Sparrowbush, a 25-year area resident and a retired machinist at Kolmar Labs in Port Jervis where he worked for more than 20 years, died Wednesday, October 15, 2003, at the Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis. He was 61 years of age.
The son of Ann Fischer Schreib and the late Otto James Schreib, he was born January 3, 1942, in Paterson, N.J.
Mr. Schreib was a member of Grace Episcopal Church in Port Jervis, the National Rifle Association and the Tri-State Rod and Gun Club. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
In a family statement, it was said, "Otto was a devoted husband, son, father, brother and grandfather who loved the great outdoors."
He is survived by his wife, Lee Ann Inghrim Schreib, at home; his mother of Port Jervis; two sons and daughters-in-law, Alex and Rebecca Schreib of Ithaca, and Wayne and Trisha Hoose of El Paso, Tex.; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Donna and James Eckart of Huguenot, Carol and Scott McDonald of Hamden, Conn., and Kim Hoose of Cupertino, Calif.; a sister and brother-in-law, Janice and Lou Harraka of Fairfield, N.J.; four grandchildren, Jimmy, Ryan, Andrew and Toni; and several nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. He also leaves his cat, Tigger.
A Holy Eucharist Service was held Monday at Grace Episcopal Church in Port Jervis.
Burial was made in the Pine Hill Cemetery in Sparrowbush.
Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Episcopal Church, 85 E. Main St., P.O. Box 60, Port Jervis, N.Y. 12771-0060; the American Heart Association, 419 E. Main St., Suite 202, Middletown, N.Y. 10940; or the American Parkinson Disease Assoc., 1250 Hyland Ave., Suite 4B, Staten Island, N.Y. 10305.
Aireen McKay of Grahamsville, a homemaker and a 12-year area resident, died Saturday, October 18, 2003, at the Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla. She was 64 years of age.
The daughter of Margaret Morrison and the late John Morrison, she was born October 21, 1938, in Glasgow, Scotland.
Mrs. McKay was a member of Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in Woodbourne.
She is survived by her husband, Samuel McKay, at home; her mother of Glasgow, Scotland; a son, Samuel "Glen" McKay of Liberty; two daughters and sons-in-law, Margaret and Thomas O'Dea of Palenville and Aireen and John Bell of Mt. Vision; a brother, John Morrison and three sisters, Mary Murphy, Margaret Morrison and Avril Grant, all of Glasgow, Scotland; eight grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Martin McKay.
Friends may call at the Ramsay's Funeral Home, 275 South Main St., Liberty, on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, State Rt. 42, Woodbourne, with Msgr. William Foley officiating.
Burial will be made in the Flushing Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 95 Schwenk Dr., Kingston, N.Y. 12401.
Ret. From Genpak, 84
Boris Paladij of Glen Spey, a 30-year area resident and a retiree of Genpak Middletown, died Saturday, October 18, 2003, at St. Teresa's Nursing Home in Middletown. He was 84 years of age.
The son of the late George and Maria Smerechansky Paladij, he was born October 1, 1919, in Ukraine.
Mr. Paladij was a member of St. Volodymyr's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Glen Spey.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Myroslava Makowska Paladij, at home; and a son and daughter-in-law, George and June Paladij of Port Jervis.
A Liturgy Mass will be offered at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at St. Volodymyr's Ukrainian Church in Glen Spey with the Rev. Msgr. Roman Mirchuk officiating.
Burial will be made in the Glen Spey Cemetery.
Raymond Smith Sr.
Ret. Excavating Contr., 82
Raymond G. Smith Sr. of Monticello, a self-employed excavating contractor, died Saturday, October 18, 2003, at his home. He was 82 years of age.
The son of the late Henry and Nellie Harris Smith, he was born July 7, 1921, in Hillside, N.J.
Mr. Smith was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Shirley Smith, at home; a son, Raymond G. Smith Jr., and his companion, Cora, of Monticello; a daughter, Carrie Simpson of Monticello; a sister, Mary Van Nest of Virginia; three grandchildren, Raymond and Ryan Smith and Anthony Simpson; and a great-granddaughter, Kaylen Smith.
Friends may call at the Ramsay's Funeral Home, 55 St. John St., Monticello, on Wednesday from 11 a.m to 1 p.m.
Services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m., at the funeral home.
Burial will be made with full military honors at the Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery in Liberty.
Phyllis M. Baim
Ret. Teacher, 88
Phyllis M. Baim of Narrowsburg, a retired teacher, died Sunday, October 19, 2003, at the Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale, Pa. She was 88 years of age.
The daughter of the late Miah H. and Melinda Stackhouse Vannatta, she was born October 23, 1914, in Neweiden (outside of Narrowsburg).
Mrs. Baim taught school for 45 years, most of which was in Narrowsburg. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Narrowsburg, the Sullivan County Retired Teachers' Association, Alpha Delta Kappa and the Lava Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.
She is survived by her husband, Cameron Baim, at home; a son, Kenneth Baim of Narrowsburg; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends may call at the Rasmussen Sons Funeral Home in Narrowsburg on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Peg Van Siclen officiating.
Burial will be made in the Glen Cove Cemetery in Narrowsburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Narrowsburg Methodist Church, Narrowsburg, N.Y. 12764.
Allen R. Coleman
Ret. From IBEW, 69
Allen Richard Coleman of Cochecton Center, a former resident of Newburgh and retired from IBEW Local 363, died Sunday, October 19, 2003, at the home of his daughter in New Windsor. He was 69 years of age.
The son of the late Eugene P. and Mabel Tompkins Coleman, he was born July 8, 1934, in Newburgh.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. An avid hunter and fisherman, he enjoyed traveling to Canada for large game hunting and fishing expeditions.
Mr. Coleman is survived by his companion, Sally Helmrich of Newburgh; four children and three sons-in-law, MaryBeth and John Ludlow of Carboro, N.C., Judy and Dane LeRoy of Newburgh, Gemma and Dennis Dietrich of Groton, Mass., and Allen P. Coleman of Newburgh; and five grandchildren, Ashley, Christopher, Nicholas, Bryan and Rachel. He was predeceased by a brother, Eugene Coleman.
The family will receive their friends for a memorial visitation on Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Brooks-DiDonato Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.
Interment of the cremains will be made in the Goshen Veteran's Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange-Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.
William Lazarus Jr.
Clerical Worker, 26
William L. Lazarus Jr. of Liberty, a clerical worker and a lifelong area resident, died Sunday, October 19, 2003, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 26 years of age.
The son of William L. Lazarus Sr. and the late Carol Kleiman Lazarus, who died in 1984, he was born December 18, 1976, in Middletown.
Mr. Lazarus worked for DDSO in Fallsburg and ARC in Monticello prior to his illness.
He is survived by his father and step-mother, Mary Ellen Lazarus, of Liberty; two sisters, Jaclyn Lazarus and Caitlin Lazarus, both of Liberty; his paternal grandmother, Nancy Lazarus of Delaware; four uncles, Larry Lazarus, Myles Kleiman, Eliot Kleiman and Lawrence Kleiman; an aunt, Sandra Burke; and several cousins. He was predeceased by a sister, Cary, who died in 1992.
Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Harris Funeral Home, West St. at Buckley in Liberty, with Rabbi Marvin Goldman officiating.
Burial will be made in the Laurel Hill Cemetery in White Sulphur Springs.
Memorial contributions may be made to the National Neurofibromatosis Foundation, Inc., 95 Pine St., 16th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10005.