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December 16, 2003

Hilda M. Cook
Homemaker, 84

Hilda Mae Cook, a former resident of Walden, Maybrook and Searsville, died Thursday, December 11, 2003, at the Shaire Nursing Center in Lenoir, N.C. She was 84 years of age.
The daughter of the late Stella and Charles Quick, she was born March 22, 1919, in Kingston. She was the widow of Bertram Ellsworth Cook Sr., who died in 1985.
She was a former member of the Bradley Hose Ladies Auxiliary in Walden.
In a family statement, it was said, "She will be remembered by her family as a devoted wife, consummate housekeeper, and caring mother."
Mrs. Cook is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Bud Sadler of Lenoir, N.C.; three sons and daughters-in-law, William and Joanne Cook of Searsville, Donald and Linda Cook of Yulan and Paul and Marion Cook of New Paltz; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Helena Stickney of Wallkill and Gerry Snowman of Walden. She was predeceased by four brothers and three sisters. She was predeceased by her youngest son, Bertram "Butch" Cook Jr., who died in 1981.
Cremation and memorial services were arranged by the Pendry Funeral Home in Lenoir, N.C.

Arlene D. Jesmonth
Retiree of CRMC, 72

Arlene D. Jesmonth of Liberty, a retired employee of Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris and a more than 40-year resident of Liberty, died Wednesday, December 10, 2003, at the Albany Memorial Hospital. She was 72 years of age.
The daughter of the late Wilfred E. and Camilla Ulewicz Duff, she was born December 20, 1930, in Norwich, Conn. She was the widow of Henry J. Jesmonth who died January 14, 1993, after 41 1/2 years of marriage.
A graduate of Norwich Free Academy, Class of 1949, Mrs. Jesmonth was a former resident of Preston, Conn. She previously worked at the William W. Backus Hospital in Norwich. Mrs. Jesmonth was a parishioner of St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church in Liberty for many years.
She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, H. Jeffrey and Melissa Jesmonth of Latham and Philip J. and Diane Jesmonth of Colonie; and a granddaughter, Kaitlyn Jesmonth of Colonie.
Services were held Saturday at the Woyasz & Son Funeral Home in Norwich, Conn., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary's Church.
Burial was made in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Amy Elizabeth DiCarlo
Homemaker, 33

Amy Elizabeth Zita Leal DiCarlo of Austin, Tex., succumbed after an almost six and a half year battle with breast cancer at her home on Tuesday, December 9, 2003.
The daughter of Jean and Ronald Leal, she was born profoundly deaf and was raised in the Middletown/ Bloomingburg area. She was taught to speak and read lips by Antoinette Goffredo in Roseto, Pa. Mrs. DiCarlo earned a degree in elementary and special education from Alfred University. It was there that she met and married her husband.
In a family statement, it was said, "She was a loving mother and wife who bore, nursed and home-schooled her children, even amidst her battle with cancer. All the while she complained little and was always intensely and genuinely interested in other families' lives and activities."
Mrs. DiCarlo is survived by her husband of 11 years, David DiCarlo, and three children, Dominic, Andrew and Celine DiCarlo, all at home; her mother and step-father, Jean and Lambert Rudy of Scotchtown; her father and step-mother, Ronald and Ricki Leal of Goshen; a brother and sister-in-law, Chris and Anne Leal of Stamford; a sister and brother-in-law, Lori and Kevin Johnson, and their children, AJ and Ja'Leesa Johnson, all of Gaithersburg, Md.; her husband's parents, Sam and Carmel DiCarlo of Rome, N.Y.; two sisters-in-law, Anne DiCarlo of Osseo, Minn., and Diane DiCarlo of Minnetonka, Minn., and a brother-in-law and his wife, Paul and Michele DiCarlo of Rochester, Minn.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered on Saturday at St. Mary's Cathedral in Austin, Tex., with Father Bud Roland as celebrant.
Interment was made in Assumption Cemetery in Austin, Tex.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Cathedral Restoration Fund, 203 E. 10th St., Austin, Tex. 78701.

Janet Trust, 71
Ret. Antique Dealer

Janet Trust of Monticello, a longtime Monticello resident, a retired antique dealer and the retired operator of Schorr's Market in White Lake and Trust Market in Wurtsboro, died Saturday, December 13, 2003, at the Sullivan County Adult Care Center in Liberty. She was 71 years of age.
The daughter of the late Louis and Sally Altman Cooper, she was born August 25, 1932, in Brooklyn. She was the widow of Seymour Trust who died in 1989.
Mrs. Trust was a longtime member of Deborah Chapter for Heart and Lung and a member of Landfield Avenue Synagogue in Monticello.
She is survived by four sons and two daughters-in-law, Joseph and Louise Trust and Paul Trust, all of Monticello, Alan and Linda Trust of Dallas, Tex., and Ben Trust of New Hampshire; two daughters and a son-in-law, Bonnie and Jack McKenley of Ohio and Andrea Trust of Mt. Kisco; two brothers, Sheldon Cooper of Connecticut and Stanley Cooper and his wife, Mary, of Sunrise, Fla.; 13 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Monday at the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello with Rabbi Ben Zion Chanowitz officiating.
Burial was made in the Landfield Avenue Synagogue Cemetery in Monticello.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Landfield Avenue Synagogue, Monticello, N.Y. 12701 or to the Deborah Hospital Foundation.

Carlos Garcia
Construction Wkr., 53

Carlos Garcia of Port Jervis, a construction worker for Future Homes in Port Jervis and a 5-year area resident, died Saturday, December 13, 2003, at the Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis. He was 53 years of age.
The son of the late Manuel and Josephine Rodriguez Garcia, he was born January 2, 1950, in Puerto Rico.
He is survived by his wife, Sonia Hernandez; three daughters, Melissabeth Garcia of Port Jervis, Susana Marcano of Pond Eddy and Rosalie Barrera of Port Jervis; two sons, David Garcia of Port Jervis and Charles Garcia of New York City; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis.
Burial will be made in the Pine Hill Cemetery in Sparrowbush.

Ashley J. Bailey
Meat Cutter, 54

Ashley James Bailey of Kerhonkson, a meat cutter for ShopRite in Newburgh, died Thursday, December 11, 2003, at the Ellenville Regional Hospital. He was 54 years of age.
The son of the late Arthur T. and Helen Pecon Bailey, he was born June 5, 1949, in Middletown.
Mr. Bailey was a member of the Commercial Food Workers Union, Local 464A in Little Falls, N.J., and a member of the Rondout Valley Rod and Gun Club in Kerhonkson.
He is survived by his wife, Donna Sutton Bailey; four children, Dacia M. Bailey of Pittman, N.J., William A. Bailey and his wife, Jessica of Middletown, Sara C. Bailey and Christy Bailey, both of Kerhonkson; three brothers, Gene Bailey of Bloomingburg, Norman Bailey of Pine Bush and Richard Bailey of the state of Florida; three sisters, Carolyn Wright of Walden, and Deane Kowaski and Linda Bijzak, both of Ohio; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, June Hamilton.
Services were held Monday at the H.B. Humiston Funeral Home in Kerhonkson.
Burial was made in the Pine Bush Cemetery in Kerhonkson.

Lois S. Drake
Bard Parker Emply., 59

Lois Stella Whitmore Drake of Fremont Center, an employee of Bard Parker in Hancock for 17 years, died unexpectedly on Friday, December 12, 2003. She was 59 years of age.
The daughter of the late Floyd and Elisa Whitmore, she was born January 22, 1944, in Scott Center, Pa.
Mrs. Drake is survived by her husband, Kenneth L. Drake Sr., at home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Lois and William Long of Lake Huntington and Mary and Les Ellis of Scott Center, Pa.; four sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth Jr. and Patricia Drake of Fremont Center, Floyd and Lisa Drake of Hancock, Robert and Tammy Drake of Kirkwood and Francis and Shana Drake of Cadosia; 18 grandchildren, Crystal, Dustin, Kentrina, April, Cortney, Bryon, Jessica, Melinda, Levi, Justina, Kassandra, Rebeka, Erika, Alexis, Travis, Warren, Ashley and Laycee; a great-grandson, Jordan; seven brothers, Raymond Whitmore of Kirkwood, Edward Whitmore of Port Jervis, Howard, Richard and David Whitmore, all of Winterdale, Pa., Jack Whitmore of Binghamton and Donald Whitmore of Beach Lake, Pa.; and six sisters, Nellie Mead of Preston Park, Pa., Velma Baldwin of Winterdale, Pa., Ruth Rowe of Hancock, Vicki Ceceis of Cadosia, Marie Rowe of Johnson City and Jenny Dodge of Sherburne. She also leaves her pet, Trixie. She was predeceased by a sister, Helen Stone, and a brother, Johney Whitmore.
Friends may call at the Henderson-Biedekapp Funeral Chapel in Hancock on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. at the chapel on Wednesday with the Rev. Jeff Hale of Emory United Methodist Church officiating.
Burial will be made in Riverview Cemetery in Hancock.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hancock Auxiliary, Hancock, N.Y. 13783 or to the Hortonville (12745), or Hankins/Fremont (12741) Fire Companies or to the ambulance corps of one's choice.

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