December 26, 2003
Blanche R. Schmidt Bloodough of Roscoe, a former resident of Cooley Woods, Pa., and a homemaker, died Monday, December 22, 2003, at the Roscoe Community Nursing Home. She was 94 years of age.
The daughter of the late John and Anna Proper, she was born June 18, 1909, in Taconic. She was the widow of both Fred Schmidt and Claude Bloodough.
She is survived by a son, Maynard Schmidt of Jeffersonville; a daughter, Rose Stenros of Greene; 10 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon.
Services will be held at the funeral home at noon on Saturday with Pastor Ronald Kirtland officiating.
A spring interment will be made in the Braman Cemetery, Braman, Pa.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jeffersonville Assembly of God Church, Jeffersonville, N.Y. 12748.
Ret. Sr. Accountant, 80
May Britt Hoffman-Hill of Rock Hill, a longtime area resident and a retired senior accountant for Grey Advertising on Madison Avenue in New York City, died Sunday, December 21, 2003, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 80 years of age.
The daughter of the late Ivan and Svea Larson, she was born March 7, 1923, in Toro Ecudin Nynashamin, Sweden.
Mrs. Hoffman-Hill had worked at The Trading Post in Monticello and Rock Hill.
She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Hill, at home; a stepson, Lewis Hill and his wife, Betty, of Ballston Spa; two stepdaughters, Carol Norris and her husband, Paul, of Briscoe, and Janet Al Hussaini and her husband, Muyaad, of Falls Church, Va.; six grandchildren; and several cousins in Sweden. She was predeceased by two brothers.
Services were held Tuesday at the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Monticello with Rev. Bridgette LeConey officiating.
Cremation was made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Rock Hill Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Rock Hill, NY 12775 or to the White Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church, White Sulphur Springs, N.Y. 12787.
Ivamay Gwiazdowski of South Fallsburg, a lifelong area resident and a homemaker, died Monday, December 22, 2003, at the Achieve Rehab & Nursing Facility in Liberty. She was 69 years of age.
The daughter of the late Elmer and Marie Bryant, she was born September 22, 1934, in Carbondale, Pa.
She is survived by four sons and three daughters-in-law, John and Karen Gwiazdowski of Monticello, William and Gloria VanWagner of White Sulphur Springs, Floyd and Kathleen VanWagner of Monticello and Wilbur Nutter of Aurora, Colo.; three daughters, Jodie VanWagner and her fiance, Scott Hollenbeck of Livingston Manor, Barbara Pomes of Lake Worth, Fla., and Kimberly Nutter of Woodridge; two brothers, Ricky VanWagner and Leslie Bryant, both of the State of Florida; two sisters, Marie Talbert and Elaine, both of Lake Worth, Fla.; 19 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Ramsay's Funeral Home, 275 S. Main St., Liberty on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Roy Shaffer officiating.
Burial will be made in the Laurel Hill Cemetery in White Sulphur Springs.
Ret. Tavern Owner, 94
Ludwig Seibert of Jeffersonville, the retired owner of Seibert's Log Cabin Tavern, died Monday, December 22, 2003, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 94 years of age.
The son of the late Friedrich and Maria Galke Seibert, he was born April 12, 1909, in Wuerzburg, Germany. He was the widower of Wilhelmina "Mina" Seitz Seibert.
Mr. Seibert was a member of the First Lutheran Church of Jeffersonville and the United States Trotting Association.
He is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Armand F. and Anita Seibert of Liberty, Dr. George L. and Ruth Seibert of Kettering, Ohio, and Peter H. and Donna Seibert of Jeffersonville; a daughter and son-in-law, Shirley Louise and Charles Wood of Fort Collins, Colo.; eight grandchildren, Carrie and her husband, Ronald Rulis, Douglas Seibert and his wife, Alice, Stacy Seibert, Dr. Jennifer Seibert-Knapp and her husband, Dr. Paul Knapp, Lesely Wood, Meridith Wood, Jill Seibert and Kurt Seibert; and four great-grandchildren, Bryan and Andrew Rulis and Cynthia and Christine Seibert.
Friends may call at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Services will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Kristen Anderson officiating.
Cremation was made at the Twin Tiers Crematory in Endicott.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Lutheran Church of Jeffersonville, Jeffersonville, N.Y. 12748 or to the charity of one's choice.
Lisa Marie Lilley
Nursing Student, 36
Lisa Marie Lilley of Bethel, a lifelong area resident who was attending nursing school in Buffalo, died Monday, December 22, 2003, in Buffalo. She was 36 years of age.
The daughter of Earl L. and Sharon Jean Stewart Lilley, she was born March 9, 1967, in Liberty.
Miss Lilley was a member of the Bethel Presbyterian Church.
She is survived by her parents of Bethel; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Lynn James and Barbara Lilley of Wurtsboro and Major Louis Earl and Anna Jane Lilley of Seoul, South Korea; an uncle, Jay Stewart, and his wife, Nora, of Beach Lake, Pa.; three nieces, Anna Jane, Nicole and Amanda; and three nephews, Jacob, Jonah and Benjamin Lilley.
Friends may call at the Ramsay's Funeral Home, 3534 Route 55, Kauneonga Lake, on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Bethel Presbyterian Church, Route 17B, with the Rev. Edward Straub officiating.
Interment will be made in the family plot at the Evergreen Cemetery in Bethel.
Monti Village Emply., 49
Robert G. Schoonmaker of Monticello, an employee of the Village of Monticello, died unexpectedly Monday, December 22, 2003, in the Town of Thompson. He was 49 years of age.
The son of the late Robert F. and Helen L. Brazee Schoonmaker, he was born May 29, 1954, in Great Barrington, Mass.
Mr. Schoonmaker was a lifelong member of the Monticello Fire Department, a member of Monticello Elks Lodge #1544; and a member of the Hemlock Hollow Hunting Cub.
He is survived by three daughters, Holli Schoonmaker, Samantha Schoonmaker and Paige Schoonmaker, all of Monticello; a brother and sister-in-law, Scott and Hildy Schoonmaker of Monticello; two sisters, Mary Ann Knapp and her husband, Art, of Rock Hill, and Kim Schoonmaker of Monticello; and three nieces, Brittany Knapp, Taylor Knapp and Laurie Schoonmaker. He was predeceased by a son, Robert G. Schoonmaker Jr.
Friends may call at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 195 Broadway, Monticello, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Firematic services wil be held at 8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Roy Shaffer officiating.
Burial will be made in the Evergreen Cemetery in Bethel.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Monticello Fire Department, 8 Pleasant St., Monticello, N.Y. 12701.
Ret. Chem. Teacher, 101
Theodore Prokopov of Lake Guymard, Godeffroy, died Saturday, December 20, 2003, at the Horton Campus of Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown. He was 101 years of age.
He was born in 1902 during the reign of Tzar Nicholas Romanov in the Village of Katarzhino, Odessa District, Ukraine.
Mr. Prokopov was educated at an agricultural institute in Herson, Ukraine and at the University of Odessa where he earned a Ph.D in Chemistry. He taught chemistry in the Ukraine until World War II. After the war, he lived for five years in a displaced persons camp in the British Zone of Germany until he immigrated to the United States in 1950.
In the United States, he taught analytical chemistry at the University of Minnesota in St. Paul, Minn., Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa, where he was a chairman of the department, and at Upper Iowa University in Fayette, Iowa.
A 30-year resident of Orange County, he worked for three years at OCCC in the Department of Biological Sciences Division and worked briefly in the Orange County Health Department, where he organized a laboratory. He also worked at Kolmar Labs in Port Jervis and other labs in Orange County. He resided in Beverly Hills, Fla., during the winters of 1986-1999.
Mr. Prokopov was a member of Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church in Glen Spey and was a member of the choir. He also translated from the original Ukrainian into English, short stories and a novel by the notable Ukrainian writer Volodymyr Vynnychenko. In the case of a number of short stories and a novel by Vynnychenko, his translations were the first to be made from the Ukrainian language into English.
In a family statement, it was said, "Theodore was mentally alert until he went to the hospital. He will be sorely missed by all the members of his family who loved him very much."
He is survived by his wife, Georgine Ogden Prokopov of Lake Guymard, Godeffroy; three sons, Victor B. Prokopov of San Francisco, Calif., Yuriy F. Prokopov of Lake Guymard and Sergei F. Prokopov of Zaporozhye, Ukraine; three daughters, Nellie Shropshire of Los Alamos, N. Mex., Katherine Loaysa of Austin, Tex., and Zina F . Manzhula of Zaporozhye, Ukraine; three granddaughters, Olena Prokopov of Eldred, Ludmyla Prokopov of Ukraine and Maria Alexandra Loayza of Austin, Tex.; a great-grandson, Ivan, and a great-granddaughter, Anastasia, both of Eldred; and several nieces and nephews, living in Europe.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Glen Spey with the Very Rev. Nestor Kowal officiating.
Interment will be made in Hillside Cemetery in Middletown.
Memorial contributions may be made to Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church or to the Sisterhood of Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Church, both at P.O. Box 178, Glen Spey, N.Y. 12737.
Jessie M. Malcolm
Ret. Farmer, 91
Jessie Mae Malcolm of Montgomery, a retired farmer of Malcolm Farm in Montgomery and a longtime area resident, died Tuesday, December 23, 2003, in Middletown. She was 91 years of age.
The daughter of the late Levi and Mary Slater Toliver, she was born December 22, 1912, in Brooklyn. She was the widow of George Malcolm.
Mrs. Malcolm was a senior member of the Brick Reformed Church and the honorary chairman of the steeple fund and restoration committee. She was also a past president of the Ballard League.
In a family statement, it was said, "She will be sadly missed by the congregation."
She is survived by two daughters, Araminta Andrews and her husband, Jim, of Montgomery, and Clarinda Gerow of Shoemakersville, Pa.; a son-in-law, Daniel Kowalewski of Montgomery; three sisters, Edna Bober of Kerhonkson, Noreen Reynolds of Bloomingburg and Irene Gillespie of Pine Bush; 17 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Nancy Lee Kowalewski, a brother, Daniel Roy Toliver, and a sister, Dorothy Holloway.
Friends may call at the Millspaugh Funeral Home, 22 Bank St., Walden, on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Brick Reformed Church, Route 17K, Montgomery, with the Rev. Brian Randazzo officiating.
Burial will be made in the New Paltz Rural Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Brick Reformed Church Steeple Fund, Montgomery, N.Y. 12549.