December 12, 2003
Philip J. Castrogiovanni of Wurtsboro passed away December 7, 2003.
He is survived by his mother, Eva Castrogiovanni; his wife, Maricela Castrogiovanni; a son, Leonardo Castrogiovanni; a brother and sister-in-law, Anthony and Annmarie Castrogiovanni; a niece, Ashley; and a nephew, Miles. He was predeceased by his father, Angelo Castrogiovanni.
Religious services were offered by Deacon Jack Lovett.
Burial was made in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Center Moriches.
Bernice E. Smith
Ret. Secretary, 69
Bernice E. Smith of White Sulphur Springs, a lifelong area resident and a retired secretary for the Town of Liberty Supervisor's Office, died Wednesday, December 10, 2003, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 69 years of age.
The daughter of the late Bernard P. and Hazel Irene Thomas Curry, she was born November 23, 1934, in Deposit.
Mrs. Smith was a member of the White Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her husband, John Smith, of White Sulphur Springs; a son and daughter-in-law, Carl L. and Jean Smith of White Sulphur Springs; and four grandchildren, Daniel, Dominique, Christopher and Erica. She was predeceased by a son, Lynn Smith, and several brothers and sisters.
Friends may call at the Ramsay's Funeral Home, 275 S. Main St., Liberty, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Services will be held at 8 p.m. at the funeral home on Friday with the Rev. Bridgette LeConey officiating.
Cremation will be made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Memorial contributions may be made to the White Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church or to the White Sulphur Springs Fire Department, both at White Sulphur Springs, N.Y. 12787.
Sophie Jakaitis of Goshen, a homemaker and a 52-year area resident, died Wednesday, December 10, 2003, at St. Teresa's Nursing Home in Middletown. She was 82 years of age.
The daughter of the late Alvin and Emilia Misarko Tomaszewski, she was born December 15, 1920, in New York City. She was the widow of Vincent "Bill" Jakaitis.
Mrs. Jakaitis was a member of St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church in Goshen.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Mark P. and Erica Jakaitis of Goshen; a daughter and son-in-law, Janice and Dennis Lewis of Terre Haute, Ind.; a daughter-in-law, Denise Jakaitis of Monticello; a sister, Anna Thorstenson of Croton-on-Hudson; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, William Jakaitis.
Friends may call at the Donovan Funeral Home, 82 South Church St., Goshen, on Saturday from 8:30 to 10 a.m.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church, 71 Murray Ave., Goshen.
Interment will be made in St. John's Cemetery in Goshen.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.
Laura A. Blackmon
MR Stable Hand, 51
Laura Ann Blackmon of Monticello, a stable hand with the Monticello Raceway and several other area stables, died Thursday, December 4, 2003, at her home. She was 51 years of age.
The daughter of Lucy Mae Davis Griggs and the late Brooks Griggs, she was born December 17, 1951, in Century, Fla.
In a family statement, it was said, "She was a loving, devoted and hard working woman."
She is survived by her mother of Pensacola, Fla.; her husband of nine years, James Blackmon Jr., at home; three step-daughters, Linda Prioleau of Middletown, Aleta Prioleau of Monticello and Rosalyn Prioleau of Philadelphia, Pa.; six brothers, Andre Griggs of West Palm Beach, Fla., Abraham Griggs of Century, Fla., William Davis and his wife, Seleta, of Rocky Mount, N.C., Carl Griggs of North Carolina, Charlie Griggs of Yonkers and Brooks Griggs Jr. of Century, Fla.; five sisters, Naomi Wright of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Patricia Griggs of California, Eva Mae Griggs of Century, Fla., Angela Griggs of Pensacola, Fla., and Willa Dean Davis of Alabama; many nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and cousins.
Services were held Thursday at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Monticello with the Rev. Willie Smith officiating.
Burial was made in the Rock Ridge Cemetery in Monticello.
Robert M. Williams
Bindery Foreman, 66
Robert M. Williams of Wurtsboro, a bindery foreman for 29 years with Steingart Associates, Inc., in South Fallsburg, died Monday, December 8, 2003, at his home. He was 66 years of age.
The son of the late Howard R. and Mildred Hazel Sarine Williams, he was born March 28, 1937, in Middletown.
A veteran of the United States Air Force, he was of the Methodist faith. Mr. Williams was an active member of the National Rifle Association and a member of the Ulster Heights Rod and Gun Club and the Wawarsing Rod and Gun Club.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Dora Griffin Williams, at home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Frank and Jesse Williams of Wallkill and Leonard and Kim Williams of Wurtsboro; a daughter and son-in-law, Dora and Bryan Leone of Clayton, N.C .; two step-sons and their spouses, John and Kayla Rockwell of Phoenix, Ariz., and Dennis and Aarona Rockwell of Oxford; a brother and sister-in-law, Leonard H. and Jean Williams of Wurtsboro; a sister, Maxine Williams of Goshen; 17 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews, including Mildred Nestor and Dorothy Williams, both of Pine Bush.
Cremation was made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.
Funeral arrangements were made by the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Wurtsboro.
Marjorie A. Smith
Marjorie A. Smith of Middletown, a homemaker and a lifelong area resident, died Saturday, December 6, 2003, at the Horton Campus of the Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown. She was 84 years of age.
The daughter of the late Laverne and Rosa Whitney Allen, she was born November 13, 1919, in the Town of Rockland. She was the widow of Frank L. Smith, who died January 6, 2003.
Mrs. Smith was a member of the Montgomery Presbyterian Church, a member and past president of the Westminster Guild of the church, and a member of AARP.
She is survived by two sisters, Isabel Dumond of Winter Park, Fla., and Greta Hermann of Wellington, Fla.; several nieces and nephews and a dear neighbor, Christine Brinckerhoff. She also leaves a cat, Sam. She was predeceased by a sister, Rose Knowlden, and a brother, Leon Allen.
Graveside services and burial will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Wallkill Cemetery, 160 Midway Rd., Middletown (Phillipsburg) with the Rev. Paul Milz officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Montgomery Presbyterian Church, 100 Union St., Montgomery, N.Y. 12549; to the Middletown Salvation Army, 80 West Main St., Middletown, N.Y. 10940; or to the charity of one's choice.
Barney Jasek Jr.
Ret. Butcher, 79
Barney F. Jasek Jr. of Walden, a retired self-employed butcher of Lodi, N.J., formerly of Little Ferry, N.J., died December 7, 2003, on his birthday. He was 79 years of age.
The son the late Barney F. Sr. and Rose Jasek, he was born December 7, 1924, in Yorkville, Manhattan.
A World War II veteran of the U.S. Army, he was an infantryman in the Solomon Islands and in the Philippines, and received a Purple Heart and Bronze Star. Mr. Jasek was a member of the American Legion, served as chaplain and commander of the VFW in Florida, and was a member of the Purple Heart Society. He was an avid fisherman, a passion he shared with his grandsons and son-in-law as often as he could.
Mr. Jasek is survived by his wife of 52 years, Marilyn Bauman Jasek; three daughters and sons-in-law, Joyce and Russell Schneider of Largo, Fla., Barbara and John George of Walden, and Carol and Peter Brasington of Monticello; four grandsons, Christopher Bates, Bryan and Jeremy Cifers, and Kyle George. He also leaves his faithful dogs, Thea and Peanuts. He was predeceased by an infant daughter, Carolann, and a brother, George Jasek.
Funeral services were held in West Winfield.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, Inc., 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.
Joseph A. Maus
Ret. Farmer, 63
Joseph A. Maus of Callicoon, an employee of the Sullivan Corrrectional Facility Farm Colony and a retired dairy farmer, died Thursday, December 11, 2003, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 63 years of age.
The son of the late Alois and Kathe Becker Maus, he was born May 18, 1940, in Leverkuzen, Germany.
Mr. Maus was a member of the Liberty Elks Lodge, and the Callicoon Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons in Jeffersonville.
He is survived by his wife, Anne Karadontes Maus, at home; two brothers-in-law, Peter and Thomas Karadontes of Jeffersonville; several cousins in Germany; several nieces and nephews; and many godchildren.
Friends may call at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday.
Services will be held at noon on Saturday at the funeral home with Father Paul Osborne, OFM, officiating.
Cremation will be made at the Twin Tiers Crematory in Endicott.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jeffersonville Volunteer First Aid Squad, Jeffersonville, N.Y. 12748 or to the charity of one's choice.
Roxanne D. Krug
Roxanne D. Krug of Milanville, Pa., a chief petty officer in the U.S. Navy for 12 years, a homemaker, and a six-year area resident, died Wednesday, December 10, 2003, at her home. She was 48 years of age.
She is survived by her husband, William Krug, at home; eight children, Bonie Bonneville, Heather, Ethan, Jessica, Phillip, Justen, Joseph and Jacob Krug; and a grandson, John Hycner.
A Memorial Mass will be offered at Our Lady of the Lake Roman Catholic Church in Lake Huntington at a date and time yet to be determined.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 95 Schwenk Dr., Kingston, N.Y. 12401 or to Hospice St. John, 1007 Oak St., Pittston Twp., Pa. 18640.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Rasmussen Sons Funeral Home in Narrowsburg.
Ret. Chef, 78
Elsie Hendrix of Cochecton, a retired chef at the Recreation Farm Society in Fosterdale and a longtime area resident, died Thursday, December 11, 2003, at the Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale, Pa. She was 78 years of age.
The daughter of the late Andrew and Edna Schroeder Fischer, she was born February 8, 1925, in the Bronx. She was the widow of Cameron Hendrix.
She is survived by five sons, Russell Gloor of Leesburg, Fla., Derek Hendrix of Bethel, Leslie Hendrix of Cochecton, Gary Hendrix of Youngsville and Randy Hendrix of Alexandria, Va.; a daughter, Gayle Krause of Cochecton Center; a sister, Edna Bachmann of East Meadow; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Vincent Hendrix, a daughter, Cheryl Young, and several sisters and brothers.
Friends may call at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville on Saturday from 3 -5 and 7-9 p.m.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Burial will be made in the Fosterdale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Make-a-Wish, 280 N. Bedford Rd., Mt. Kisco, N.Y. 10549-2950 or to the Cochecton Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Lake Huntington, N.Y. 12752.