December 9, 2003
Jessie May Bowers
Jessie May A. Bowers of Roscoe, a homemaker and a lifelong area resident, died Friday, December 5, 2003, at the Roscoe Community Nursing Home. She was 89 years of age.
The daughter of the late Thomas and Lelia Marks Fitzpatrick, she was born September 5, 1914, in Kenoza Lake. She was the widow of Harold E. Bowers who died in 1970.
Mrs. Bowers was a member of the United Church of Roscoe and a former member of the Roscoe-Rockland Volunteer Ambulance Corps.
In a family statement, it was said, "She was a caring and loving mother and grandmother. She will be missed by all who knew her."
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Richard Hitchcock of Ocala, Fla.; two sons, Harold E. Bowers of Moriches, and Douglas W. Bowers and his wife, Kittie, of Gaffney, S.C.; a sister and brother-in-law, Edith and Kenneth Clouse of Port Charlotte, Fla.; a brother, Victor Fitzpatrick of Gulfport, Miss.; 13 grandchildren; many great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Thomas W. Bowers.
A Memorial Service was held Monday at the Harris Funeral Home in Roscoe with the Rev. Daniel L. Hulseapple officiating.
Burial will be made in the Riverview Cemetery in Roscoe in the spring.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Roscoe Community Nursing Home Residents Fund, 420 Rockland Rd., Roscoe, N.Y. 12776.
Winfield Montgomery of Matamoras, Pa., a self-employed worker and a lifelong area resident, died Thursday, December 4, 2003, at the Wayne Woodlands Nursing Facility in Waymart, Pa. He was 83 years of age.
The son of the late Clarence and Belle Cox Montgomery, he was born June 10, 1920, in Matamoras, Pa. He was the widower of Virginia Krause.
Mr. Montgomery is survived by several nieces and nephews, including Caroline Jacobus of Port Jervis, James Quick and Kathy Cronin and her husband, John, of Milanville, Pa.; and a sister-in-law, Lucy Pedlock of Port Jervis.
Services were private.
Burial was made in the Pine Grove Cemetery in Matamoras, Pa.
William H. Burn Sr.
Ret. Truck Driver, 79
William Harold Burn Sr. of Jeffersonville, a retired truck driver for Three-B Cleaners in Liberty and a lifelong area resident, died December 6, 2003, at his home. He was 79 years of age.
The son of the late Harold and Martha Hupke Burn he was born October 17, 1924, in Jeffersonville. He was the widow of Mae Birkoff Burn.
A World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy, he was a former assessor and building inspector for the Town of Callicoon.
He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, William Harold Jr. and Sandra Burn of Jeffersonville; two daughters and sons-in-law, Bonnie and James "Tuffy" Hubert of Jeffersonville and Patricia and Russell Olsen of Youngsville; and five grandchildren, Robert Hubert of Bethlehem, Pa., Lynn Marie Hubert of Mamaroneck, and Russell, Steven and David Olsen, all of Youngsville.
Services were held Monday at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville.
Burial was made in the Hortonville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jeffersonville Volunteer First Aid Squad, Jeffersonville, N.Y. 12748.
SW Senior, 17
Anastacia Maria Arlene Martins of Mileses, a senior at the Sullivan West Central School in Lake Huntington and a lifelong area resident, died Thursday, December 4, 2003, in Fremont Center as a result of injuries sustained in a one-car automobile accident. She was 17 years of age.
The daughter of Francisco "Chico" and Latricia "Tish" Fredo Martins, she was born in Harris on December 24, 1985.
Very community minded, she was a member of St. Mary's Church and the CYO (Catholic Youth Organization) in Obernburg and a member of the Upper Delaware Ambulance Corps. She was a teacher's helper at Sullivan West Central School, a member of the high school band, an honor student, a past class officer and attended Sullivan County SCIL and Quiz Bowl. She also participated in soccer, basketball and track.
Miss Martins was attending the New Vision Health Academy at Liberty High School and was working as an X-ray transporter for the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris.
She is survived by her parents, at home; three sisters, Amanda and Anatalia Martins, both at home, and Vivian Martins of Poughkeepsie; her maternal grandfather and step-grandmother, Patrick and Alice Fredo of Mileses; two uncles and their spouses, Martin and Shirley Fredo of Hancock and Anthony and Dawn Fredo of Mileses; an aunt and her husband, Patsi and Michael Lambrigger of Roscoe; step-aunts and uncles, Shari and Jesse Komatz of Bethel, Melissa and Paul Dauch of Roscoe, Carlos Martins of Brazil and Frank and Alicia Mueller of Long Eddy; 11 cousins, Kyle and Alyssa Johnson, Cody and Cole Fredo, Jenna and Abigail Lambrigger, Gabriele and Ashley Komatz, Sean Dauch and Damien and Shelby Mueller; and many special friends. She was predeceased by her maternal grandmother, Arlene Fredo, and her paternal grandparents.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Mary's Church in Obernburg on Monday with Father Gus Richardson, OFM, officiating.
Burial was made in the Fremont Center Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Anastacia Martins, c/o First National Bank of Jeffersonville, P.O. Box 398, Jeffersonville, N.Y. 12748; the Upper Delaware Ambulance Corps, P.O. Box 238, or the Hankins-Fremont Center Fire Department, both at Hankins, N.Y. 12741.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Callicoon.
Ret. Groundskeeper, 41
Benjamin St. John Donnelly of Middletown, a former groundskeeper at Crystal Run Village and a lifelong area resident, died Friday, December 5, 2003, at the Orange County Residential Health Care Facility in Goshen. He was 41 years of age.
The son of the late Benjamin R. and Martha Conklin Donnelly, he was born October 17, 1962, in Port Jervis.
In a family statement, it was said, "Ben touched the lives of everyone he came into contact with. A quiet, unassuming person, he had a heart of gold. His daughter, Beth Ann, was his universe and he never tired of bragging about her. He loved mowing lawns and going fishing and was forever telling jokes with his witty sense of humor. He fought a courageous battle with lung cancer. The last few months of his life were enriched by the wonderful, caring staff at the Residential Health Care Facility and the Angels from Orange County Hospice. His many friends at the Mental Health Association filled his final days with laughter and love. His spirit will live on in all of us."
He is survived by his daughter, Beth Ann Donnelly of Middletown; six brothers, Hal O'Day of St. Petersburg, Fla., Clarence Donnelly of Middletown, Ralph O'Day and William O'Day, both of Huguenot, and Kenneth O'Day and Harry Donnelly, both of Port Jervis; three sisters, Carol O'Day of Port Jervis, Theresa Celinko of Forestburgh and Martha Johansky of Huguenot; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Gray-Parker Funeral Home, 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis, on Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m.
Services will be held at the funeral home at 11 a.m. on Tuesday with Capt. Judson Laidlaw of the Salvation Army officiating.
Burial will be made in the Pine Hill Cemetery in Sparrowbush.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Invisible Children's Project, Mental Health Association in Orange County, Inc., 20 Walker St., Goshen, N.Y. 10924 or to Hospice of Orange County, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.
Phyllis Kagan of Marathon, Fla., and South Fallsburg, died Friday, December 5, 2003, at Fisherman's Hospital in Marathon, Fla., following a brief illness. She was 76 years of age.
The daughter of the late Max and Edna Kornfeld Biegel, she was born January 15, 1927, in the Bronx. She was the widow of Boris Kagan.
Mrs. Kagan was a member of the South Fallsburg Hebrew Association, B'nai B'rith and a life member of Hadassah.
She is survived by a son, Bob Kagan, of Anchorage, Alaska; and a daughter, Ronda Kagan of Marathon, Fla.
Services were held Monday at the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello, with Rabbi Isaac Gottlieb officiating.
Interment was made in the South Fallsburg Hebrew Association cemetery in Glen Wild.
Memorial contributions may be made to the South Fallsburg Hebrew Association, Lake St., South Fallsburg, N.Y. 12779, or to the charity of one's choice.