November 4, 2003
Ret. Teacher's Aide, 90
Esther Wolfson Moldawsky, a lifelong resident of Woodridge, a retired teacher's aide at the Fallsburg Central School and a receptionist at Rhythm in Color Beauty Salon in Liberty, died Friday, October 31, 2003 in the Skilled Nursing Unit of the Seelig Division of Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 90 years of age.
The daughter of the late Isidore and Molly Berkowitz Landsman, she was born May 6, 1913, in New York City. She was the widow of Jack Wolfson and Harry Moldawsky.
Mrs. Moldawsky is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Roslyn and Robert Gose of Woodridge, and Ruth Ann and Harvey Chesnoff; a son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Olivia Wolfson; a daughter-in-law, Ina Wolfson; two brothers, Seymour and Aaron Landsman; eight grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Robert Wolfson.
Services were held Sunday at the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello.
Burial was made in Wellwood Cemetery in Pinelawn.
Shiva will be observed at the home of Roslyn and Robert Gose in Woodridge.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Skilled Nursing Unit of Catskill Regional Medical Center, Harris, N.Y. 12742.
Vidella E. Countryman of Napanoch, a homemaker and a lifelong area resident, died Thursday, October 30, 2003, at her home. She was 78 years of age.
The daughter of the late Willie and Vida Amthor Huson, she was born July 11, 1925, in the Town of Neversink. She was the widow of Stanley Countryman.
Mrs. Countryman was a member of the Grahamsville United Methodist Church.
She is survived by six children and their spouses, Stanley Countryman Jr., Betty and Richard Minkler, Kathryn and Gary VanBuren, Ralph and JoAnn Countryman and Floyd and Sharon Countryman, all of Napanoch, and George and Rachel Countryman of Claryville; and four grandchildren, Jennifer Trachtenberg, Neill VanBuren, Michele Minkler and Keegan Countryman.
Services were held Monday at the Loucks Funeral Home in Ellenville with the Rev. Eileen Daunt officiating.
Burial was made in the Pine Bush Cemetery in Kerhonkson.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 2 Jefferson Plaza, Suite 102, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 12601-4027.
Ret. Hosica Labs, 87
Carl B. E. Langseder of Harris, a retired employee of Hosica Labs in New Foundland, N.J., died Friday, October 31, 2003, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris, after a long illness. He was 87 years of age.
A three-year World War II veteran of the U.S. Army Air Force, he attended NYC Dehanty Institute, RCA and Pace Institutes before he entered the service, and then Baruch School of City College in New York City. He worked as a sales engineer for Weston Electrical Instruments and Simpson Instruments in Palisades Park, N.J., retiring to Yankee Lake in 1978. He returned to work at Hosica Labs in New Foundland, N.J., retiring again in 1993.
Mr. Langseder was a member of Mamakating American Legion Post #1266 in Wurtsboro; a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Elloree, S.C., and a past president of the Yankee Lake Association.
In a family statement, it was said. "Carl's love for Yankee Lake, spending 81 years there, left a legacy of wonderful memories for his four children, his wife and other members of the family. He loved family gatherings and parties, gardening and especially growing roses and gladiolus. He enjoyed entertaining his family by playing the piano and carried a camera to record family memories. One of Carl's greatest wishes was to live to the 50th wedding anniversary of he and his spouse. He was elated to reach that goal on October 31, 2000, and was thrilled by the surprise party given by his four children in their honor."
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Dorothy Zelkosky Langseder, at home; a daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Edward Coney of Rock Hill; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Neal and Eileen Langseder of Canaan, Conn., Jay Langseder of Santa Ana, Calif., and Dean and Debi Langseder of Milton; five grandchildren, Daria Coney, Jacklyn, James and Victoria and Alexa Langseder; his mother-in-law, Celia Zelkosky; two sisters-in-law, Amanda and Ruth Langseder; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, Walter and Jack Langseder, the latter of whom died Monday, October 27, 2003.
Funeral services were held Monday at the Loucks Funeral Home in Ellenville.
Burial was made in the Fantinekill Cemetery in Napanoch.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 95 Schwenk St., Kingston, N.Y. 12401.
Grace M. Atkins
Ret. Ames Clerk, 75
Grace M. Atkins of Liberty, a retired clerk for Ames Department Store in Liberty and a lifelong area resident, died Friday, October 31, 2003, at the Horton Campus of Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown. She was 75 years of age.
The daughter of the late Henry and Sarah Wheeler Schwenz, she was born May 8, 1928, in Swan Lake. She was the widow of Donald Atkins who died May 28, 1990.
She is survived by three sons, Donald and Dale Atkins, both of Liberty, and Kevin Atkins of Peckville, Pa; a daughter, Dawn French of Livingston Manor; a brother, William Schwenz of Burlington, N.J.; a sister, Carolyn Heitt of Charlestown, W. Va.; six grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Monday at the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Liberty.
Burial was made in the Van Keuren Family Cemetery in Swan Lake.
Ret. Carpenter, 90
Vincent A. Decker of Rock Hill, a retired carpenter, died Saturday, November 1, 2003, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 90 years of age.
The son of the late Alston and Ada Cunningham Decker, he was born August 12, 1913, in Middletown.
Mr. Decker was a past chief of the Rock Hill Fire Department, a member of Carpenters Union Local #19, the Sheep Hill Rod and Gun Club, and the National Grange Order of Patrons of Husbandry.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Evelyn DeGraw Decker, at home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Paul Tremper and Marilyn and Richard Irelan Sr., all of Rock Hill; six grandchildren, Richard Jr., Greg, Laurie, Tammy, Trina and Michael; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two sisters, Marie and Avasta Sheeley.
Friends may call at the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home, 396 Main St., Woodbourne, on Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Roy Shaver officiating.
Burial will be made in the Fallsburg Cemetery.