October 31, 2003
Multi-skilled Tech, 36
Annette LaDuke Dabrowski of Williamstown, N.J., a former resident of Gardiner and a multi-skilled technician for Delaware Valley Gastroenterology in Marlton, N.J., died Tuesday, October 28, 2003, at the University of Pennsylvania Presbyterian Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pa. She was 36 years of age.
The daughter of Chester and Bonnie Supernaw LaDuke, she was born October 6, 1967, in Beacon.
She was a graduate of Wallkill High School and Glouchester Community College in New Jersey.
Mrs. Dabrowski is survived by her husband, Victor J. Dabrowski Jr. of Williamstown, N.J.; her parents of Grahamsville; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Penny and Dick Hennessey and Reneé and Jeffery Simerson, all of Grahamsville; her maternal grandmother, Pearl Supernaw Gough of Rouses Point; her mother- and father-in-law, Victor J. and Ann Dabrowski of Gardiner; a sister-in-law, Robin Dabrowski of Montgomery; two brothers-in-law, Christopher and Kevin Dabrowski, both of Gardiner; her grandmother-in-law, Stella Dabrowski of Gardiner; two nieces, Cheyenne and Sierra Hennessey of Grahamsville; a nephew, Chandler Suttle of Grahamsville; and many aunts and uncles.
Friends may call on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 at the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home, 396 Main St., Woodbourne.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Saturday at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Woodbourne with Father John Lynch officiating.
Burial will be made in the Grahamsville Rural Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 419 E. Main St., Middletown, N.Y. 10940.
For Joan Robisch
A memorial service for Joan Robisch of Beach Lake, Pa., who died Monday, October 27, will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 8, at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Callicoon. This is a correction to the date listed in the Tuesday, October 28 issue of the Democrat.
Rose Jarcho, 92
Ret. Insurance Rep
Rose Jarcho of Monticello and Plantation, Fla., a retired insurance representative with the former Rhulen Agency in Monticello, died Tuesday, October 28, 2003, at her home in Florida. She was 92 years of age.
The widow of Samuel Jarcho who died in March of 2001, she was a longtime member of the Landfield Avenue Synagogue in Monticello and a volunteer with Hospice in Florida.
Mrs. Jarcho is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Harriet and Burt Ledina of Rock Hill; a daughter-in-law, Harriet Becker of Dallas, Tex.; six grandchildren, Gayle Rose, Shelley Fox, Lynn Jarcho, Michelle Kelson, Andrea DeLange and David "DJ" Ledina; and nine great-grandchildren, Bethany and Michael Rose, Danielle and Samantha Fox, Julie and Sarah DeLange, Ethan and Anika Ledina and Ronald Kelson. She was predeceased by a son, David Jarcho.
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 Landfield Avenue Synagogue Cemetery in Monticello.
Ret. Transit Super, 97
Jack Langseder, an 80-year resident of Yankee Lake, a 23-year resident of Middletown and a retired supervisor for the New York City Transit System, died Monday, October 27, 2003, at St. Teresa's Nursing Home in Middletown. He was 97 years of age.
He was born in Finland.
Mr. Langseder was a lover of all the arts. He sang in the Finnish a cappella choir of the Park Avenue Methodist Church and for many years in the choir of historic Fisherman's Methodist Church in Brooklyn. He played the mandolin and harmonica to accompany singers.
A member and officer of the Transit Art Association, he exhibited his oil and water color paintings and his wood sculptures for which he won several awards from the 57th Street Merchants Association.
Mr. Langseder was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Middletown; a life member of Sibelius Masonic Lodge in Manhattan; an affiliate member of Hoffman Masonic Lodge in Middletown; a member of Queen Esther Chapter No. 163, Order of the Eastern Star in Middletown; a past president of the Westbrookville Senior Citizens; a life member of the Golden Age Seniors; and a member of the Middletown Chapter of AARP.
In a family statement it was said, "Jack loved all of his family and also his home at Yankee Lake, and loved to see his family grow up with the development of Yankee Lake over the 80 years. . . He never went anywhere without his camera."
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Amanda Langseder of Middletown; two sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Linda Langseder of Hockessin, Del., and John and Barbara Langseder of Yankee Lake; four grandchildren, Steven, David, Jennie and Amanda; five great-grandchildren, Jack, Katherine, Grace, Mary and Nathan; a brother and sister-in-law, Carl and Dorothy Langseder of Yankee Lake; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives in Finland. He was predeceased by a brother, Walter and wife, Ruth.
Services were held Thursday at the Cornelius, Dodd and Connell Funeral home in Middletown with the Rev. Bill Wolf officiating.
Interment was made in the Westbrookville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sullivan County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Rock Hill, N.Y. 12775.
Robert A. Kratch
Ret. Carpenter, 76
Robert A. Kratch of Hurleyville, a retired carpenter with Local #19 Carpenter's Union, died Monday, October 27, 2003, at the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 76 years of age.
The son of the late Willard and Hattie Avery Kratch, he was born March 3, 1921, in Grahamsville.
Mr. Kratch was a veteran of the United States Army, serving for four years. He was a past member of the Hurleyville VFW Post.
He is survived by a son, Robert Kratch Jr. of North Conway, N.H.; a grandson, Robert Kratch of Elmira; three sisters, Marion Stackhouse of White Lake, and Gertrude Miller and Edith Kratch, both of Napanoch; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a son, James Kratch, a sister, Mildred DePuy, and four brothers, Willard Kratch, Melvin Kratch, Edward Kratch and Charles Kratch.
Services were held Thursday at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Fallsburg.
Interment was made in the Grahamsville Rural Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Woodbourne.
For Tracy Wood
A memorial service for Tracy Wood, former resident of Monticello who died at his home on March 15, 2000, will be held on Saturday at the Ilion Methodist Church, 36 2nd St., Ilion, with the Rev. Wollaber officiating.
The son of the late Frank and Shirley Wood, he was born August 12, 1966, in Utica. A driver for ShortLine Bus Co., Mr. Wood was buried in the Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery in Liberty.
Joan M. Lowe
Ret. RN, 66
Joan M. Lowe of Ellenville, a lifelong area resident and a retired registered nurse of Ellenville Community Hospital, died Tuesday, October 28, 2003, at the Albany Medical Center following a short illness. She was 66 years of age.
The daughter of the late Frederick and Betty McLaughlin Robisch, she was born June 18, 1937, in Hortonville.
Mrs. Lowe graduated from Ellenville High School and Vassar Nursing College and began her career at the former Hamilton Avenue Hospital in Monticello.
She was an active member of the Ellenville Reformed Church where she served as an Elder, sang alto in the church choir and was responsible weekly for the flowers on the altar and the Christmas decorations. She enjoyed doing crafts with children and adults, did water color paintings, golfed, read, and enjoyed flowers and music.
In a family statement, it was said, "Mrs. Lowe was a devoted wife and mother whose biggest joys of all were her family and friends."
She was a member and past president of the Shawangunk Garden Club, an active volunteer for the Ladies Auxiliary of the Ellenville Regional Hospital and the Ellenville Public Library.
Mrs. Lowe is survived by her husband of 45 years, Leonard Lowe, at home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Brian and Valerie Lowe of Oneida and Robert and Nancy Lowe of Stevens, Pa.; a sister and brother-in-law, Patricia and Gary Foster of Napanoch; a brother, Carl Robisch of Ellenville; four grandchildren, Samantha, Phillip, Steven and Tyler; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, William Robisch.
Friends may call at the Loucks Funeral Home, Route 209, Ellenville, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Services will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Ellenville Reformed Church,. 188 Canal St., Ellenville with the Rev. Jay Vogelaar officiating.
Burial will be made in the Fantinekill Cemetery in Ellenville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ellenville Reformed Church, 188 Canal St., Ellenville, N.Y. 12428.
Marjorie "Peggy" Cameron Milk of Silver Lake, Ohio, died Monday, October 27, 2003, at her home after a long illness. She was 76 years of age.
In a family statement, it was said, "Peggy will be remembered as a loving and caring wife and mother with a great sense of humor. She was an excellent bridge player, a very good bowler and loved to play golf at Portage Country Club. Peggy had exceptional skills as a seamstress, supplying her daughters with up-to-date fashion outfits. Over the years she made homes in Niagara Falls, Le Havre, France, Cuyahoga Falls and Silver Lake, Ohio, Houston, Tex. and Smith Mountain Lake, Va. She still maintained a summer home in the Rock Valley area."
Friends may call on Sunday at the Clifford-Shoemaker Funeral Home, 1930 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.
A Memorial Service will be held Monday at Pilgrim United Church of Christ, 130 Broad Blvd., Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, with the Rev. Kirk Bruce officiating.
A memorial service will be held at the Henderson-Biedekapp Funeral Home in Hancock at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of VSN, 3358 Ridgewood Rd., Akron, Ohio 44333.
Kevin Jamieson, 62
Ret. Meter Svc. Mgr.
Kevin Francis Jamieson of Jeffersonville, a retired meter service manager and 38-year employee of New York State Electric and Gas in Liberty, died Tuesday, October 28, 2003, at the Horton Campus of Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown. He was 62 years of age.
The son of the late Norman and Catherine Monaghan Jamieson, he was born May 6, 1941, in the Bronx.
Mr. Jamieson was a 62-year member of St. George and St. Francis Roman Catholic Church in Jeffersonville. He was also a member of the Quarter Century Club at NYSEG; a member and past president of the Jeffersonville Lions Club; and a member and past secretary of Star Ridge Hunting Club. A U.S. Army veteran, he served with the 24th Infantry Division in Germany during the Berlin Crisis on the Czechoslovakian border and was a member of the H. Russell Kenyon Post No. 5808, Veterans of Foreign Wars, in Callicoon.
In a family statement, it was said, "Kevin was our brave heart; a true man of courage beloved, devoted and loyal husband, kind and generous father. He was our faithful protector. Everything he did was for his family. He loved his children with a fierce devotion and was a doting Grand PaPa. Kevin was a man of strength, character and faith who bore his illness with great valor and faced his death with dignity. His example of how to live and die is his enduring gift to us."
He is survived by his wife, Virginia Shaara Jamieson, at home; two daughters, Kathleen Jamieson, at home, and Angela Jamieson of Manhattan; a son, Thomas Jamieson of Brooklyn; a granddaughter, Schuylar; a special aunt, Eileen Monaghan Whitaker of LaJolla, Calif.; a brother-in-law, Dr. Joseph W. Shaara of Imperial Beach, Calif.; a sister-in-law, Diann Jamieson of Youngsville; a cousin, Joe Kent of Crossville, Tenn.; and several other cousins, nieces, nephews and dear friends. He was predeceased by a brother, Norman Jamieson.
Friends may call at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
A Funeral Mass will be offered on Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Francis Church in Youngsville with Father Paul Osborne, O.F.M., officiating.
Burial with military honors will be held at Calvary Cemetery in Youngsville.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. George and St. Francis Church or to the First Lutheran Church, both at Jeffersonville, N.Y. 12748 or to the American Cancer Society, 6725 Lyons St., P.O. Box 7E, East Syracuse, N.Y. 13057.
Willie Martin, 76
Ret. Security Guard
Willie Martin of Middletown, a former security guard and a 50-year area resident, died Monday, October 27, 2003, in Goshen. He was 76 years of age.
The son of the late John L. and Ellen Davis Martin, he was born May 4, 1927, in Deland, Fla.
Mr. Martin was a member of Greater Upper Room Apostolic Faith Church in Middletown.
He is survived by his wife, Florence Brown Martin; seven daughters, Jackie Bowens of New Orleans, La., Barbara Martin of Middletown, Ellen Patterson of South Carolina, Connie Crawford of Loch Sheldrake, Patricia Manigault of Albany, and Sandra Martin and Lynn Martin, both of Middletown; ten sons, Willie Martin Jr., of Sarasota, Fla., Elbert Martin and Vernon Dillon, both of Sanford, Fla., David Manigault of Rochester, Willie and Edward Martin, both of Middletown, Mark Martin of Utica, and Paul, Anthony and Richard Garnere, all of Middletown; six sisters, Doris Ware of Orlando, Fla., Phillis Johnson of Winter Park, Fla., Beaulan Collins of Rochester, Lois Ashley and Patricia Parrish, both of Sanford, Fla., and Beatrice Lawton of Belglade, Fla.; and a brother, John Martin of Sanford, Fla. He was predeceased by a brother, Johnnie Martin.
Friends may call on Sunday at the Greater Upper Room Apostolic Faith Church, 1 Linden Ave., Middletown from 5 to 7 p.m.
Services will be held Monday at the church at 11 a.m. with Bishop Leon Williams officiating.
Burial will be made in the Hillside Cemetery in Middletown.
Ret. NY Tel, 83
Eunice Langer of Lake Worth, Fla., a former Liberty resident, a longtime employee of the New York Telephone Company and a real estate agent in Florida, died Thursday, October 30, 2003. She was 83 years of age.
The widow of David Langer, she is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Ilyse and Robert Krieger of South Fallsburg and Eileen and James Wick of Boca Raton, Fla.; a brother and sister-in-law, Alfred and Phyllis Kamen; a sister, Dorothy Cooper; five grandchildren, Gregory Wick of Sunnyvale, Calif., Bryan and Patty Wick of Dallas, Tex., Douglas Krieger of San Diego, Calif., and Pamela Krieger of Fairfax, Va.; and many nieces, nephews and other family members.
Services and interment will be held Friday under the direction of Beth Israel Memorial Chapel in Boynton Beach, Fla.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Southeast Cancer Research Foundation of South Florida, P.O. Box 921, Palm Beach, Fla. 33480.