November 18, 2003
Catherine M. Marx
Ret. Manager, 90
Catherine M. Marx, a 15-year resident of Liberty, a retired manager of the clerk's office at the Department of Parks in New York City, died Wednesday, November 12, 2003, at the Sullivan County Adult Care Center in Liberty after a lengthy illness. She was 90 years of age.
The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Marx, she was born January 27, 1913, in Brooklyn.
Mrs. Marx was a member of St. Peter's R.C. Church in Liberty.
In a family statement, it was said, "She will be missed for her laughter and joyful nature."
She is survived by a daughter, Natalie Marx of Swan Lake; a brother, George Marx of Santee, Calif.; two sisters, Dorothy Mandell of San Diego, Calif., and Elsie Bolt of Arizona; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services and burial were held in the family plot in Lutheran All Faiths Cemetery in Middle Village on Monday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sullivan County Adult Care Family Council, P.O. Box 671, Liberty, N.Y. 12754.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Liberty.
Mary S. Ficklen, 30
Mary Stuart Ficklen of East Ridge, Hankins, died Saturday, November 15, 2003, at her home. She was 30 years of age.
The daughter of Louis Stuart and Susan Gebhardt Ficklen, she was born July 30, 1973, in Dallas, Tex.
She was a graduate of East Ridge School in Hankins.
Miss Ficklen is survived by her parents, at home; her paternal grandfather, Louis Stuart Ficklen Sr. of Greenville, N.C.; a sister, Ann Santoro of Callicoon; a nephew, Brian Ducey, and two nieces, Alexa and Marissa Santoro, all of Callicoon; and two aunts, Myra F. Joy of Princeton, N.J., and Louise Folger of Greenville, N.C.
Friends may call at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Callicoon on Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. at the funeral home.
Burial will be made in the Callicoon Cemetery.
Mildred Moser of Liverpool, a former resident of Woodbourne and a former telephone operator for AT&T, died Thursday, November 13, 2003, at Sunnyside Nursing Home in Syracuse. She was 76 years of age.
The daughter of the late William and Effie Terwilliger Dunn, she was born October 22, 1927, in Cherrytown.
Mrs. Moser had also worked as a seamstress at Rosenstock's in Ellenville and, after marrying, was a homemaker.
She is survived by a daughter, Teresa Ann Moser; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services were held Monday at the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Woodbourne.
Interment was made in the Woodbourne Reform Church Cemetery.
Constr. Worker, 44
Johann Zukrigl, a four-year resident of Gray, Tenn., and a former resident of Middletown, died Tuesday, November 11, 2003. He was 44 years of age.
He was the son of the late Robert and Sandra Graham Zukrigl.
A veteran of the U. S. Army, he was employed by C&T Construction and Steve Davis Construction.
Mr. Zukrigl was a member of Amity Presbyterian Church in New York. He was involved in community services and helped with Boy Scout Troop #240.
He is survived by his wife, Cynthia Zukrigl; two sons, Brian W. Zukrigl and Clifford J. Post, both of Gray, Tenn.; three sisters, Irene Luft of Warwick, Elizabeth Sarine of Smithville, W. Va., and Gretchin Zukrigl of Middletown; a brother, Herbert Zukrigl of Bloomingburg; a step-brother, Jeff Bello of Florida; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Services were held at the Gray Funeral Home in Tennessee with Chaplain Matthew Barber and Phil Goins officiating.
Burial was made with full military honors.
Edith M. Hayes
Edith MacEntee Hayes of Summitville, a homemaker, a home school teacher and a former resident of Ellenville, died Saturday, November 15, 2003, at the Ellenville Regional Hospital. She was 81 years of age.
The daughter of the late Elmer and Margaret DeGroodt MacEntee, she was born July 30, 1922, in Walden.
Mrs. Hayes was a member of the Ellenville Reformed Church. A co-valedictorian, she was the only one of 13 children to graduate from high school. In 1960, she directed her daughter, Charleen, to college, the first of 82 cousins to go.
She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Charles Hayes, at home; a son and daughter-in-law, Charles Jr. and Carol Hayes of Ellenville; a daughter and son-in-law, Charleen and Michael Kavleski of South Fallsburg; two grandchildren, Katie and Ross; and many generations of nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by seven brothers and five sisters.
Friends may call at the Loucks Funeral Home, Route 209, Ellenville, on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Jay Vogelaar officiating.
Burial will be made in the Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery in Liberty.
Ret. Nurse, 73
Selma Epstein of Monticello, a retired nurse, died November 1, 2003, in Parksville, Md.
The daughter of the late Hyman and Dora Kaminetsky, she was born June 26, 1930, in Brooklyn.
While raising her family, she worked as a waitress at the Laurels Hotel to put herself through nursing school. She earned an RN degree and worked for many years at Community General Hospital.
In a family statement, it was said, "The love and dedication that made her a terrific mom also made her a great nurse. Her windowsills were always full of thank you cards, flowers and other gifts from patients who said she treated them like her own children. Her final years at Community General were spent in the OB unit where she showered newborns with affection. . . That was just a shadow of the love and support she gave her family. She always looked up to her older sister, Evelyn, and she carried tremendous pride in the achievements of her sons. David became a psychologist and Warren, a journalist. Her oldest son, Arthur, a fledgling actor beginning to win movie and TV roles in Los Angeles, died of a heart attack, which devastated Selma. She never recovered from that tragedy."
Mrs. Epstein is survived by two sons, David Epstein of Kingsville, Md., and Warren Epstein of Manitou Springs, Colo.; a sister, Evelyn Resnick of Long Island; and six grandchildren, Daniel, Sara, Anna, Alana, Eli and Aidan Epstein.
A Service of Remembrance was held at the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello on Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation, 252 W. 37th St., 8th Flr., New York, N.Y. 10018.
Robert J. Webb
Ret. Fireman, 73
Robert J. Webb of Pond Eddy, a retired fireman for the Town of Bloomfield, N.J., and the former owner of A&W Home Inspections in Pond Eddy, died Tuesday, November 11, 2003, at the Hillcrest Health Care Center in Minnetonka, Minn. He was 73 years of age.
The son of the late Frank and Sarah Donahue Webb, he was born July 5, 1930, in Orange, N.J. He was the widower of Gloria Sabatini Webb.
A Korean War veteran of the U.S. Marines, he was a former assistant building inspector for the Town of Lumberland.
Mr. Webb is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Timothy R. and Margaret Webb of Port Jervis; a daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Gaston DeLacadena of Mound, Minn.; a step-daughter, Dawn Franklin of Manassas, Va.; a step-granddaughter, Victoria Maddox; and four grandchildren, Rachel, Grant, Faith and Noah.
Services were held Saturday at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, followed by a Mass of Resurrection at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Port Jervis with the Rev. Dennis Dinan officiating
Burial was made in St. Mary's Cemetery in Port Jervis.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 2 Jefferson Plaza, Suite 203, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 12601 or to Camp Simeha, White Road, Glen Spey, N.Y. 12737.
Factory Wkr., 37
Dana Barreto of Loch Sheldrake, an employee of a large factory in Sullivan County, died suddenly Friday, November 14, 2003, in Loch Sheldrake. She was 37 years of age
The daughter of Rosa Marie Cruz Cammacho and the late Hector Cammacho, she was born January 1, 1966, in New York City.
In a family statement, it was said, "Dana will be remembered for her kindness, fun-loving spirit and great sense of humor. She will be dearly missed by all those who loved her and her memory will be forever cherished."
She is survived by her mother; three sisters, Rose Marie, Patricia Marie and Alice; two brothers, Hector Jr., and Martin Thomas; three nieces, Carla, Christine and Fernanda; and many loving friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Monday at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Woodbourne.
Burial was made in the Woodbourne Reform Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to NHC Foundation, Route 52, Loch Sheldrake, N.Y. 12758.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Woodbourne.
Joseph W. Adamec
Owned Storage Bldgs., 56
Joseph Walter Adamec of Livingston Manor, a proprietor of American Storage Buildings in Livingston Manor, died Saturday, November 15, 2003, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 56 years of age.
The son of Millie DelGiorno Adamec and the late Dominic Joseph Adamec, he was born October 6, 1947, in the Bronx.
Mr. Adamec was a member of the Free and Accepted Masons in Livingston Manor and the Liberty Elks Lodge.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce May Lamb Adamec, at home; his mother of Kings Park; two daughters, Jennifer Merklin and her husband, Glen, of Livingston Manor, and JoAnne Smith of Mountaindale; a granddaughter, Chelsea Adamec; two sisters, Ann Marie Coady of Georgia and Olivia Breeze of Kings Park; and several nieces and nephews
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.
Services will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday at 10 a.m with Monsignor Collins officiating.
Cremation will be made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Antique Dealer, 80
Doris Simon, a 50-year resident of Mamaroneck and the proprietress of Once Upon A Time Antiques in Mamaroneck and Tremont, Me., died Sunday, November 16, 2003. She was 80 years of age.
The daughter of the late Harry and Ida Silk, she was born in Philadelphia, Pa., and raised in Atlantic City.
She worked with the USO during World War II and it was there that she met her future husband. Her passions included antiques and historic renovation, especially her 150-year-old house in Maine. She would scour tag and estate sales for treasures to sell in her store or use in her home.
In a family statement, it was said, "She was a loving mother, doting Baba, savvy businesswoman and kugel and chicken soup maker extraordinaire. She had a quick wit, was a loyal friend and was a huge fan of the Science Times. Mrs. Simon is remembered particularly for her fearless support of her children. She was a passionate defender of them and a lifelong supporter of their battles. She will be sorely missed and never replaced, and will be forever remembered by family and friends alike."
Mrs. Simon is survived by her husband of 55 years, Kenneth Simon; three children, Ira Simon and his wife, Karen, of Monticello, Emily Simon of Portland, Oreg., and Anne Simon of State College, Pa.; and four grandchildren, Lena and Rose Heller and Andrew and Matthew Simon. She was predeceased by a brother, Leonard Silk, and two sisters, Ada Davis and Florence Phelps.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at the Westchester Jewish Center in Mamaroneck.
Memorial contributions may be made to Save Lucy the Elephant Committee of Margate, N.J. 08402 or the Ruggles House in Columbia Falls, Maine 04623.
Ret. Soc. Svc. Clerk, 76
Lorraine P. Hofmann of Honesdale, Pa., a former resident of Narrowsburg and a retired social service clerk with Sullivan County, died November 17, 2003, at the home of her son in Narrowsburg. She was 76 years of age.
The daughter of the late Robert and Anna Albers Klein, she was born August 21, 1927, in Guttenberg, N.J. She was the widow of Herbert Hofmann who died in 1985.
Mrs. Hofmann was a member of the Tusten and Honesdale Senior Citizens and a member of the Honesdale Seventh Day Adventist Church.
In a family statement, it was said, "Lorraine will be greatly missed by all whose lives she has touched."
She is survived by three sons and two daughters-in-law, Herbert and Alice Hofmann of Narrowsburg, Craig and Mary Ann Hofmann of St. Joseph, Mich., and Dean Hofmann of Sun Valley, Nev.; a brother, Frank Klein of Wurtsboro; and two granddaughters, Lorraine and Rachel.
Friends may call at the Rasmussen's Funeral Home in Narrowsburg on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday at the funeral home with Mike McCabe, minister of the Seventh Day Adventist Church of Honesdale, Pa., officiating.
Cremation will be made at the Twin Tiers Crematory in Endicott.
Private burial of the cremains will be made in the Hortonville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Honesdale Seventh Day Adventist Church, c/o Phyliss Fredericks, 36 Highland Lake Rd., Eldred, N.Y. 12732.
Raymond Velez, 70
Ret. Hvy. Equip. Oper.
Raymond E. Velez of Liberty, a retired heavy equipment operator, died Monday, November 17, 2003, at his home. He was 70 years of age.
The son of the late Leo and Lyndall Burkett Velez, he was born December 19, 1932, in Bearcreek Township, Indiana.
A veteran of the U.S. Army, he had worked for Henry Dehner Construction Company and, with his wife, operated Sue's Bridal Shop in Liberty. Mr. Velez was a communicant of St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church in Liberty.
He is survived by his wife, Sue Schug Velez, at home; three daughters, Debra Carver and Lori Abraham and her husband, Tom, all of Naples, Fla., and Michele Strickland of Ft. Myers, Fla.; a son, Greg Velez of Ft. Myers, Fla.; a brother; seven sisters; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Harris Funeral Home, West St. at Buckley, Liberty, on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Thursday at 11:45 a.m. at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, 264 N. Main St., Liberty, with Monsignor Matthew Foley officiating.
Burial will be made in St. Mary's Cemetery in Geneva, Ind.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter's R.C. Church, 264 North Main St., Liberty, N.Y. 12754.