December 2, 2003
For Thelma Herbert
A memorial service will be held following the regular church service (10:30-11:30 a.m.) at the Fremont Center Community Church on Sunday, December 7. Mrs. Herbert, a lifelong area resident and a longtime historian for the Town of Fremont, was born September 6, 1916, and died November 9, 2003.
Friends are invited to help celebrate Thelma's life of which she gave so freely to her church and community.
Ret. Dairy Farmer, 85
George Chelakian of Jeffersonville, a 48-year resident and a retired dairy farmer, died Friday, November 28, 2003, at St. Peter's Hospital in Albany. He was 85 years of age.
The son of the late Theodore and Irmonja Mazarian Chelakian, he was born October 15, 1918, in Yeevan, Armenia.
Mr. Chelakian was a member of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Service of Sullivan County and the Agway Cooperation.
He is survived by his wife, Lubow Makareno Chelakian, at home; three daughters and sons-in-law, Monica and Louis Mills of Bloomingburg, Liza and Laurie Duncan of Voorheesville, and Tonya and Andy Hahn of Jeffersonville; two grandsons, Michael and Christopher Hahn; and several nieces and nephews in Rostov, Russia.
Services were held Monday at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville.
Burial was made in Calvary Cemetery in Youngsville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. 628, Monticello, N.Y. 12701 or to the Jeffersonville First Aid Squad, P.O. Box 396, Jeffersonville, N.Y. 12748.
Vernon H. Beseth
Ret. Asst. Civil Engr., 73
Vernon H. Beseth of Liberty, a lifelong area resident and a retired assistant Civil Engineer for the New York City Board of Water Supply, died Thursday, November 27, 2003, (the 49th wedding anniversary of he and his wife) at the Wilson Memorial Hospital in Johnson City. He was 73 years of age.
The son of the late Harvey John and Vilda Adelaide Sprague Beseth, he was born March 21, 1930, in Liberty.
A 1947 graduate of Liberty High School, he attended Clarkson College in Potsdam and graduated from Hartwick College in 1957 with a BA in Mathematics. Mr. Beseth served in the U. S. Army from 1952-1954 during the Korean War. He was an active member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church and was a past council member and a current choir member. Mr. Beseth was a volunteer fireman of 49 years, a past president, treasurer and secretary of Liberty Hose & Truck Co. #2; and a past president of the Sullivan County Firefighters' Association.
He is survived by his wife, Beverly Blake Beseth, at home; two sons, Senior Master Sergeant Paul H. Beseth and his fiancée, Cindy Degen of Newburgh, and Major William E. Beseth and his wife, Mickie of Fort Polk, La.; a daughter and son-in-law, Katye and Jim Barbehenn of Liberty; a brother, William H. Beseth of Liberty; six grandchildren, Jamie, Sean, Kimberly and Christopher Barbehenn and Dalton and Alexa Beseth; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Firematic Services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Liberty Central Firehouse, 256 Sprague Ave., Liberty.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Liberty with the Rev. Audrey Pedersen officiating.
Cremation was private.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's Restoration Fund,. 26 Chestnut St., or to the Liberty Hose and Truck Co. #2, 256 Sprague Ave., both at Liberty, N.Y. 12754.
Edwin Bud Hoffmann
Ret. Pharmacist, 73
Edwin G. "Bud" Hoffman of Middletown, a retired pharmacist at Arden Hill Hospital and the Orange County Infirmary, died November 30, 2003, at Middletown Park Manor. He was 73 years of age.
The son of the late Charles Joseph and Freda Feigenbutz Hoffmann, he was born January 12, 1930, in Liberty.
He spent his youth in Hankins and was a graduate of the Delaware Valley Central School in Callicoon.
Mr. Hoffmann is survived by a brother, Donald Frederick Hoffmann of Hankins; two sisters, Rita Eileen Ohman and her husband, Roy, of Equinunk, Pa. and Joe Anne Baker of Youngsville; a sister-in-law, Patricia Hoffmann of Syracuse; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Richard J. "Dick" Hoffmann.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m., on Tuesday, and 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Callicoon.
A Funeral Mass will be offered at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's Church in Obernburg with Father Gus Richardson, OFM, and Father Ignatius Smith, OFM, officiating.
Burial will be made in St. Mary's Cemetery in Obernburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y 12550 or to the American Cancer Society, 6725 Lyons St., P.O. Box 7E, East Syracuse, N.Y. 13057.
Ret. Attendant, 90
Josephine M.S. Schoonmaker of Port Jefferson, a retired attendant at the Middletown Psychiatric Center and a former longtime area resident, died Sunday, November 30, 2003, in Port Jefferson. She was 90 years of age.
The daughter of the late Pasquale and Angelina Lodici Stellato, she was born February 13, 1913, in Port Jervis.
She is survived by a granddaughter, Nancy Levine and her husband, Jeff, of Sound Beach; a grandson, John Schoonmaker of Glen Spey; a sister, Anne; four great-grandchildren, Jeffrey and Dylan Levine and Candace and Jessica Schoonmaker; and several nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Mass will be offered on Wednesday at St. Joseph's Church, Cottage St., Middletown.
Burial will be made in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Middletown.
Carlys C. Baker
Carlys Cutlip Baker of Otisville, a homemaker and a longtime resident, died Friday, November 23, 2003, at the Orange County Residential Health Care Facility in Goshen. She was 89 years of age.
The daughter of the late Rev. Nevie and Mary Cutlip, she was born December 21, 1913, in Buckhannon, W. Va. She was the widow of Frederick M. Baker Sr. who died September 27, 2002, after 67 years of marriage.
Mrs. Baker was a member and past matron of Queen Esther Chapter #163, Order of the Eastern Star, in Middletown and a member of the Methodist Church. She was Miss America in 1932 in a Haverstraw Pageant.
She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Raymond and Betsey Baker of Cold Spring, Earl and Geneva of Otisville and Frederick Jr. and Deborah Baker of Otisville; three daughters and sons-in-law, Freda and Robert Clawson of Otisville, Darlene and Gerald Allen of Ferndale and Saundra and Hans Hansen of Port Jervis; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Lemarne and Charles Helder of New Jersey, Celia and Percy Hall of Staten Island and Lemony and Michael Izzo of Lake Placid, Fla.; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Daniel Cutlip.
Services will be held at 10 a.m on Tuesday at the Ralston-Lippincott-Hasbrouck-Ingrassia Funeral Home, 71 W. Main St., Middletown.
Burial will be made in Mt. Plains Cemetery in Otisville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Queen Esther Chapter, OES, c/o Jean Hilliker, 33 Beacon St., Middletown, N.Y. 10940 or to the Otisville-Mt. Hope Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Box 608, Otisville, N.Y. 10963.
Barbara K. Adams
Barbara K. Adams of Roscoe, a homemaker and an area resident for more than 50 years, died Sunday, November 30, 2003, at the Roscoe Community Nursing Home. She was 95 years of age.
The daughter of the late James and Frances Whitten Johnston, she was born February 3, 1908, in Kinlough, County Leitrim, Ireland. She was the widow of John Adams.
Mrs. Adams was a member of the Roscoe Presbyterian Church, a former member of the Home Bureau in Roscoe, a member of the Delaware County Scottish Society and the Pillow Group.
In a family statement, it was said, "She sang to all, from young children to her friends in the nursing home and her beautiful voice will be remembered."
She is survived by a daughter, Betty Goetschius of Roscoe; two sons and daughters-in-law, John and Patricia Adams of Garrison and James A. Adams and Julia Johnston of Des Moines, Iowa; a sister, Harriet Milburn of Bath, England; a brother, George Johnston of Toronto, Canada; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandsons; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Mabel Burnham.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the Roscoe Presbyterian Church, Old Route 17, Roscoe, with the Rev. Gerald Wondra officiating.
Burial will be made in the Riverview Cemetery in Roscoe.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Roscoe Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 16; the Beaverkill Methodist Church, c/o Ellen Loizeaux, Regin Road; or to the Roscoe Community Nursing Home Holiday Fund, 420 Rockland Road, all at Roscoe, N.Y 12776.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Harris Funeral Home in Roscoe.
Wilbur Dynes, 85
Wilbur Dynes of Plainfield, Ill, a former resident of Westbrookville, died Wednesday, November 26, 2003, at the Deerbrook Care Center in Juliet, Ill. He was 85 years of age.
The son of the late Wilbur and Grace Vance Dynes, he was born May 31, 1918, in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was the widower of Mary Brunk Dynes who died June 19, 1998.
Mr. Dynes was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a former member of Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Middletown.
He is survived by two sons, Jim Dynes of Clayton, Ga., and John A. and his wife, Mary Dynes, of Plainfield, Ill.; four daughters, Marilyn and Stan Babcock of Westbrookville, Patricia and Richard Albright of Bethlehem, Pa., Sally Rickli and her companion, John Holland, of Waterford, and Janice and Tom Leiper of Milford, Pa.; a brother, Ralph Dynes of California; 19 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a daughter, Cynthia J. Shields.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the Gray-Parker Funeral Home, 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis, with the Rev. Gary Rankin of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church officiating.
Burial will be made in the Rural Valley Cemetery in Cuddebackville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, 24 Wickham Ave., Middletown, N.Y. 10940.
Michael G. Holbert
SICC Student, 44
Michael Gregory Holbert of Swan Lake, a student at Staten Island Community College (SICC), died Tuesday, November 25, 2003, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 44 years of age.
The son of Joyce Theresa Knight and the late Brommio Holbert, he was born February 2, 1959, in Queens.
He is survived by a son, Douglas; his mother; two brothers, Anthony and Frank; three sisters, Gloria, Lydia and Denise; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Services were held at the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Liberty on Monday with the Rev. Norman Graves officiating.
Interment was made in St. Peter's Cemetery in Liberty.
Carl Abbe, 88
Carl Abbe of Stokesdale, N.C., a former resident of Stalker, Pa., and a retired engineer, died Monday, November 24, 2003, in North Carolina. He was 88 years of age.
The son of the late Charles and Agnes Ruhrlapper Abbe, he was born March 21, 1915, in Brooklyn. He was the widower of Elsie Abbe.
Mr. Abbe was an avid model railroad enthusiast and was a member of local railroading clubs in New York and Pennsylvania.
He was a past president of the National Campers and Hikers Association, the Pfizer Photography Club and served on the Board of Commissioners in Manchester Township in Pennsylvania. He was also a past member and past president of the Delaware Valley Senior Citizens in Callicoon. After moving to North Carolina four years ago, he attended Flat Rock United Methodist Church.
Mr. Abbe is survived by two children and their spouses, Carl F. and Diane Abbe of Greensboro, N.C., and Carol A. and Salvatore Pulice of Long Island; and three grandchildren, Kenny Abbe, Kelly Abbe and Vinny Franco.
A memorial service was held Friday in Stokesdale, N.C.
Dorothy Hopkins, formerly of Bardonia and Nanuet, died November 25, 2003, in Jupiter, Fla. She was 72 years of age.
Mrs. Hopkins was affiliated with St. Francis of Assisi Church in West Nyack, St. Charles Borromeo in Dover Plains, and St. Jude's Church in Tequesta, Fla.
She is survived by her husband, Deacon Farrell J. Hopkins, at home; two sons, Farrell Hopkins Jr. of Stony Point and Daniel P. Hopkins of Redmond, Wash.; three daughters, Dorothy Theresa Hopkins-Delfino of Monticello, Frances Lima of Hewitt, N.J., and Donna Maire Strand of Mastic; a sister, Patricia A. Wisner of Camarillo, Calif.; and 14 grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, William, and a sister, Mary Smith.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:15 a.m. on Tuesday at St. Francis Church in West Nyack.
Burial will be made in Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Valhalla.
Memorial contributions may be made to United Hospice of Rockland, 11 Stokum Lane, New City, N.Y. 10956.
Ralph W. Slater
Ret. Farmer, 76
Ralph W. Slater of Woodbourne, a former resident of Grahamsville, a retired dairy farmer and former maintenance foreman for the NYC Department of Water Resources, died Sunday, November 30, 2003, at the Sullivan County Adult Care Center in Liberty. He was 76 years of age.
The son of the late Alfred and Agnes Bell Slater, he was born May 21, 1927, in Ellenville.
A U.S. Army veteran, he served with the occupation forces in Germany after World War II. Mr. Slater was a life member of the Grahamsville Fire Department, a member and former president of the Sullivan County Chapter of the National Farmers Organization, a member of the Airplane Owners and Pilots Association and a member of the Masonic Lodge #582 in Ellenville. He loved farming and his other passion was flying. He was always proud of having attained a private pilot's license in 1948.
Mr. Slater is survived by his wife, Barbara Slater, at home; a son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Robin Slater of Grahamsville, two stepsons and their wives, Douglas and Jona Hamilton of Grahamsville and John and Debbie Hamilton of Monticello; a step-daughter and her husband, Ellen and Steve Salovich of Napanoch; a granddaughter, Bethany Ann Hamilton of Grahamsville; a sister, Kathryn LaHanko and her husband, Al, of Grahamsville; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a daughter, Teresa Lynn Horvath who died in 1991.
Friends may call at the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Woodbourne on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Firematic services will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Lorraine Coscia-Ackerman officiating.
Cremation will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Family Council, Sullivan County Adult Care Center, P.O. Box 671, Liberty, N.Y. 12754.
Loretta T. Holderer
Ret. CPA, 71
Loretta T. Holderer of Mountaindale, a certified public accountant for 20 years before moving to New York State, died Wednesday, November 26, 2003 at the Sullivan County Adult Care Center in Liberty. She was 71 years of age.
The daughter of the late Richard and Ida Bouigcault Hanks, she was born January 22, 1932, in Fitchburg, Mass., the seventh of ten children. She was the widow of Walter Holderer who died more than seven years ago.
She was a member of St. Peter's Church in Monticello for the past five years and was active in the choir.
Mrs. Holderer is survived by four children, Marianna Lamantka of White Lake, Vicki Carollo of LaMirada, Calif., Rosemarie Comando of Hempstead and Fred Carollo Jr. of Windsor, Conn.; two brothers, Robert Hanks and John Hanks, both of Leominster, Mass.; a sister, Sr. Agnes-Marie, SSA, of Marlboro, Mass.; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Richard Hanks, and four sisters, Lorraine Gregolle, Claire Hanks, Jean Gardner and Yvonne Mays.
A Funeral Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. on Saturday at St. Peter's Church, Broadway and Liberty St., Monticello, with Father Timothy Wiggins officiating.
Burial will be made in St. Peter's Cemetery in Monticello.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter's Building Fund, 10 Liberty St., Monticello, NY 12701 or to the Sullivan County SPCA, 25 Rock Hill Dr., Rock Hill, N.Y. 12775.
Funeral arrangements were made by the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Monticello.
Irvin K. Turner
Ret. Dairy Farmer, 87
Irvin K. Turner, a longtime resident of Wantage, N.J., a dairy farmer in the Libertyville section of Wantage, retiring 30 years ago, died Saturday, November 22, 2003, at the Homestead Nursing Home in Frankford Township, N.J. He was 87 years of age.
The son of the late Ira and Susie Conklin Turner, he was born May 28, 1916, in Conklin Hill, Pa.
After his retirement, he worked at the Kymer Campground in Frankford for eight years.
Mr. Turner was a member and past chief of the Colesville Fire Department.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Frances Turner, at home; two sons, Howard Turner of Sussex, N.J., and Robert Turner of Andover, NJ.; a sister, Zaza Van Tyle of Sparrowbush; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Services were held at the Pinkel Funeral Home in Sussex with Pastor Janice Sutton officiating.
Burial was made in the Beemerville, N.J., Cemetery.
Charlotte E. Jones
Charlotte Elizabeth Jones of Wurtsboro, a homemaker, died Wednesday, November 26, 2003, at the Arden Hill Campus of the Orange Regional Medical Center in Goshen. She was 78 years of age.
The daughter of the late Arthur and Mae Hutchinson Hanson, she was born September 4, 1925, in New Jersey.
In a family statement, it was said, "She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who gave her entire life to her family."
She is survived by her husband, Donald W. Jones, at home; two sons and daughters-in-law, William and Sandra Jones of Wurtsboro and Donald and Jean Jones of Grand Prairie, Tex.; a sister, Mae Humphrey of Pine Bush; five grandchildren, Crystal, Christina, Amy, Jamie and Donald; five great-grandchildren, Nicole, Camie, Michael, Dakota and Richard; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Saturday at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Wurtsboro with the Rev. Robert Schwander officiating.
Burial was made in Sylvan Cemetery in Wurtsboro.
Joseph Brenig of Manhattan and a summer resident of Smallwood died Wednesday, November 26, 2003. He was 80 years of age.
He was born November 4, 1923, in Vienna, Austria.
When the Nazis came into power, his family fled Vienna, going to Holland and Belgium and then to France where the family was in labor camps. His parents were deported on August 10, 1942, and killed a week later upon arrival at Auschwitz. His brother was aided by the OSF, a French organization which helped save Jewish children during the war. Joseph escaped by hiding on a bus leaving the camp and subsequently hid out in southern France. Eventually, he joined the French Underground (I' Armee Secrete), then the French Army and participated in the liberation of Vallence d'Agen in 1944. He was awarded the Croix de Guerre by the French Government.
Late in 2000, Joseph learned who had aided him in southwestern France and he has had a reunion with these wartime comrades for the past three years. In May 2001, he was honored by the Mayor of Valence d'Agen and by the Senator of the region, Tarn et Garonne.
When the War of Independence began in Israel in 1948, Joseph joined the Israeli Army, serving for 10 years as a tank commander for the Israeli Defense Forces and participated in the Sinai Campaign in Israel in 1956.
Mr. Brenig came to the United States in 1961 and worked as a fund raiser for the United Jewish Appeal in New York City.
In a family statement, it was said, "He will always be remembered as a just warrior, a man of humanity and for kindness to all."
He is survived by his wife, Avril Brenig; a son, Barry; a daughter-in-law, Lori; a granddaughter, Ariana; a brother Theo and his wife, Ruth, and their family, Viviane, Daniel, Lynn and Esther; and his extended family in France.
Graveside services and burial were held Friday at the Agudas Achim Cemetery in Livingston Manor with Rabbi Irwin Goodman officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Israel Defense Forces (which can be found on the Internet) or to the Holocaust Studies Program.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home in Livingston Manor.
Yvonne Tremblay of Napanoch, a homemaker and a member of the Poodle Club in Monticello, died Tuesday, November 25, 2003, at the Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla. She was 64 years of age.
The daughter of the late Walter and Annie Curl Ekblom, she was born February 25, 1939, in Brooklyn.
Mrs. Tremblay was also a member of the Golden Ages Seniors of Ellenville.
She is survived by her husband, Roger Tremblay of Napanoch; three brothers, Walter J. Ekblom, Harold H. Ekblom and Vernon T. Ekblom, and a sister, Sandra A. Caso, all of Kingston; 11 nieces and nephews, several grandnieces and grandnephews. She also leaves her poodle, Travis.
Services were held Saturday at the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Ellenville with the Rev. Paul Ruter officiating.
Burial was made in St. Mary's Cemetery in Kingston.
Memorial contributions may be made to the ASPCA of Ulster County.
Ret. Truck Driver, 74
William C. McCullough of Milford, Pa., died Sunday, November 30, 2003, at the Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis. He was 74 years of age.
The son of the late George and Selene Goble McCullough, he was born July 4, 1929, in Burnwood.
A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, he was a retired truck driver for Roadway Express in Tannersville, Pa. Mr. McCullough was a member of Teamsters Union #229 in Scranton, Pa.
He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Karen Mercavitch of Old Forge, Pa.; a son, William C. McCullough Jr. of Montague, N.J.; five grandchildren, Darren Fiske, Kevin McCullough, Katlin McCullough, Kortney McCullough and Jodi Lynn Sarrach; a great-granddaughter, Mikayla Fiske; and several nieces and nephews.
Services and burial were private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sandyston Township Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 195, Layton, N.J. 07851.
John Dainack, 82
Ret. Owner of Body Shop
John Dainack of Hurleyville, the retired owner of Dainack's Body Shop in Liberty and a lifelong area resident, died on Saturday, November 29, 2003, at his home, following a long illness. He was 82 years of age.
The son of the late Stephen and Eva Saikievich Dainack, he was born September 8, 1921, in Simpson, Pa. He was the widower of Eilene Mae Dainack who died August 8, 2003, after 58 years of marriage.
Mr. Dainack was a 61-year member, and the second oldest living member, of the Hurleyville Fire Department where he had served as a past commissioner and a past assistant chief. He was also a charter member of the Hurleyville Relief Squad.
In a family statement, it was said, "John was the son of Russian and Polish immigrants, who came to America to escape the Bolshevik Revolution. He was kind and generous to everyone, but also very strict and set in his ways. As honest as the day is long, he was known throughout the community for his honesty and forthrightness, never afraid to speak his mind."
He is survived by four sons and daughters-in-law, Dennis and Lois Dainack of Liberty, and Stephen and Denise Dainack, Roger and Mary Dainack and Bruce and Sue Dainack, all of Hurlevyille; a daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Mark Brozik of Hurleyville; a sister, Mary Kile of Tampa, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Ramsay's Funeral Home, 275 S. Main St., Liberty, on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Firematic services will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Funeral services will be held at the funeral home at 2 p.m. on Thursday with the Rev. Robert Pinto officiating.
Burial will be made in the Hurleyville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hurleyville Fire Department, P.O. Box 357, Hurleyville, N.Y. 12747.
Rachel K. Walter
Ret. Secretary, 87
Rachel Kile Walter of Divine Corners, a retired Community Service secretary and an Avon representative, died Saturday, November 29, 2003, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 87 years of age.
The daughter of the late Joseph and Edith Jacobsen, she was born May 12, 1916, in Hurleyville. She was the widow of Albert A. Walter.
Mrs. Walter is survived by two sons, Richard A. Walter of Pine Mountain Club, Calif., and Gene A. Walter of Divine Corners; two grandsons, Kyle and George Walter; a great-granddaughter, Alexis Walter; a step-granddaughter, Lisanne Pahler of California; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home, 396 Main St., Woodbourne, on Thursday from 2-4 p.m.
Services will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. Robert Pinto officiating.
Cremation will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to Toys for Tots or to the charity of one's choice.