December 30, 2003
Eleanor M. Weiss
Ret. Teacher, 74
Eleanor "Ebbie" M. Weiss, a 52-year resident of Jeffersonville and a retired elementary school teacher, died Monday, December 22, 2003, as the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Arizona. She was 74 years of age.
The daughter of Arthur and Erika Mann Ebeling, she was born October 19, 1929, in Brooklyn.
Mrs. Weiss was educated in public schools in New York City. She graduated from Hunter College in New York City and attended SUNY New Paltz. She taught elementary grades for over 25 years before she retired and also enjoyed working with students in high school productions.
After retiring, Mrs. Weiss volunteered time to Habitat for Humanity and public radio station WJFF in Jeffersonville. She was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church in Jeffersonville.
She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Gilbert "Gib" Weiss, at home; two sons and their wives, Peter and Judy and Richard and Mary, and two grandchildren, Emily and Abigail, all of Arizona.
Memorial services will be held at the Presbyterian Church of Jeffersonville on Saturday, January 10, 2004, at 11 a.m. A reception at the church will immediately follow the services.
Memorial contributions may be made to Habitat for Humanity, 197 Lake Shore Dr., Monticello, N.Y. 12701 or to Radio Station WJFF or the First Presbyterian Church of Jeffersonville, both at Jeffersonville, N.Y. 12748.
Ret. Electronics Wkr., 84
Anna Della-Peruta of Yulan, a former Rockland County resident for 32 years and an employee of American Dynamics in the electronics department, died Tuesday, December 23, 2003, at the Arden Hill Campus of the Orange Regional Medical Center in Goshen. She was 84 years of age.
The daughter of the late Bittina and Luigi Salvati, she was born July 20, 1919, in Manhattan.
She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Joseph; two daughters, Mary Ciulla and Elizabeth Pergola and her husband, Tony; two sons, Sal Della-Peruta and Louis Della-Peruta and his wife, Nancy; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Monday at St. Catherine's R.C. Church in Blauvelt.
Memorial contributions may be made to the National Shrine of Therese, 501 Bailey Rd., Darien, Ill. 60561.
Kathy E. Burkall
Kathy E. Burkall of Loch Sheldrake, a homemaker, died Tuesday, December 23, 2003, at her home. She was 45 years of age.
The daughter of Virginia McCombs Wagner and the late Joseph A. Wagner, she was born March 19, 1958, in Newburgh.
Mrs. Burkall is survived by three daughters, Jennifer Burkall and her fiance, John Hinton, of Loch Sheldrake, Christine Burkall and her fiance, John Hopper, of Liberty, and Casandra Burkall of Loch Sheldrake; a granddaughter, Katelynn Hinton; her mother of Woodbourne; two brothers, Donald Wagner of Woodbourne and Scott Nazzario of Ellenville; and a sister, Maria Christian of Cortland.
Services were held Friday evening at the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Woodbourne with Pastor Jerry Hillard officiating.
Cremation was made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Leo W. DeGraw
Leo W. DeGraw of Hurleyville, a floor refinisher and the owner of Leo's Floor Care of Hurleyville, died on Tuesday, December 23, 2003, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 73 years of age.
The son of the late William and Beulah Winters DeGraw, he was born September 30, 1930, in Fallsburg.
Mr. DeGraw was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Loch Sheldrake and a lifelong member of the Hurleyville Fire Department.
In a family statement, it was said, "Leo was a man devoted to God and his family. As a sibling of nine, he was raised to respect the importance of family. He loved life, he loved the outdoors, and he loved Jesus. At 73, Leo still enjoyed camping, fishing and family barbecues. Other passions included golfing with his boys, berry picking with his grandkids. As a grandfather of eight and a great-grandfather of three, birthdays were special celebrations. He never missed one. He'll be truly missed by all who knew and loved him."
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Virginia Dunn DeGraw, at home; two sons Robert DeGraw and his wife, Deborah, of Hurleyville, and Ronald DeGraw of Neversink; a daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Lyle Wilsen of Bradley; a brother, and sister-in-law, Jack and Charlotte DeGraw of Fallsburg; a sister, Evelyn Decker of Rock Hill; four grandsons, Bryan, Aaron and Braiden DeGraw and Jacob Wilsen; four granddaughters, Shannon DeGraw, Taylor, Laurel and Jenay Wilsen; and three great-granddaughters, Rebecca, Monique and Mariah. He was predeceased by several brothers and sisters.
Services were held Saturday at the Calvary Baptist Church in Loch Sheldrake with Pastor Carl Caskey officiating.
Burial was made in the Hurleyville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, c/o Pastor Carl Caskey, 227 Shumway Rd., Neversink, N.Y. 12765.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Liberty.
Duane R. Wayman
Ret. Truck Driver, 63
Duane R. Wayman of Swan Lake, a retired truck driver and a 40-year area resident, died Friday, December 12, 2003, in Monticello as the result of an automobile accident. He was 63 years of age.
The son of the late Harvey and Ethel Warner Wayman, he was born April 13, 1940, in Susquehanna, Pa
In a family statement, it was said, "Duane was a beloved husband, loving father and dear friend."
He is survived by his wife, Diane M. Malara Wayman, at home; three sons; three daughters; three brothers; three sisters; many grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Friday at the Harris Funeral Home in Liberty with the Rev. David McCarthy officiating.
Burial was made in the Laurel Hill Cemetery in White Sulphur Springs.
Nellie B. Ottens
Ret. RN, 90
Nellie Bogan Ottens of Woodridge, a retired registered nurse, died Thursday, December 25, 2003, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 90 years of age.
The daughter of the late John and Sophie Baginski Bogan, she was born May 10, 1913 in Centreville, now known as Woodridge. She was the widow of Jonas Ottens who passed away in 1985.
A graduate of Mt. Sinai School of Nursing, she was a nurse administrator in Hawaii during World War II. Mrs. Ottens had lived in New York City for many years and that is where she met and married her husband. She moved back to Woodridge in 1995 and lived with her niece, Alice Novogrodsky.
She is survived by three nephews, John Bogan of Liberty, Leo DeVore of Greenfield Park and Richard Bogan of Ballston Spa; five nieces, MaryAnn Kelsey of Ormond Beach, Fla., Mona Bogan of Woodbourne, Irene Proyect of South Fallsburg, Alice Novogrodsky of Woodridge and Barbara Lewis of Miami, Fla.; and many grand-nieces and grand-nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Saturday at The Church of The Immaculate Conception in Woodbourne with Fr. John Lynch officiating.
Interment was made in the Hillside Cemetery in Woodbourne.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Woodbourne.
Harry Wingert Sr.
Ret. Grounds Keeper, 71
Harry Wingert Sr. of Yulan, a retired grounds keeper for the Raleigh Hotel in South Fallsburg and a lifelong area resident, died Tuesday, December 23, 2003, at his home. He was 71 years of age.
The son of the late Henry and Katherine Gaissert Wingert, he was born May 26, 1932, in North Branch.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Wingert, at home; six children, Harry Wingert Jr. of Fosterdale, Steven Wingert of Narrowsburg, Cindy Baird of Rapid City, S.D., Sandy Decker of Sparrowbush, and JoAnn Genninger and Lori Wingert, both of Yulan; a sister, Viola Fulton of Cochecton Center; 14 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Services were held Saturday at the Gray-Rasmussen Funeral Home in Barryville with Pastor Linda Bohs officiating.
Burial was made in the Montoza Cemetery in Eldred.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Sullivan and Orange County, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.
Clara S. Lindsay
Clara S. Lindsay of Roscoe, a homemaker and a lifelong area resident, died Wednesday, December 24, 2003, at the Roscoe Community Nursing Home. She was 103 years of age.
The daughter of the late William and Elizabeth Biffar Specht, she was born January 19, 1900, in Acidalia. She was the widow of J. Bruce Lindsay who died in 1984.
Mrs. Lindsay was a life member of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Floyd Keener American Legion Post #315 in Roscoe; a former member of the defunct Ladies Auxiliary to the Harold Wood Post #5911, Veterans of Foreign Wars, in Roscoe, and for several years had been a teacher at the one-room schoolhouse between Roscoe and Cooks Falls. She has assisted her husband for over 60 years in the Lindsay Plumbing and Heating business in Roscoe.
She is survived by two nieces, Dorothy Fuller of Cooks Falls, and Evelyn Schick and her husband, Albert, of Obernburg; a nephew, Lawrence Specht of State College, Pa.; and several grand-nieces and grand-nephews.
Services were held Sunday at the Harris Funeral Home in Roscoe with the Rev. Gerald Wondra officiating.
Burial will be made in the Riverview Cemetery in Roscoe in the spring.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Roscoe Presbyterian Church, Roscoe, N.Y. 12776.
Grace P. Adduci
Grace P. Adduci of Beacon, died Sunday, December 21, 2003, at the Fishkill Health Center in Beacon where she had resided the past nine years. She was 87 years of age.
The daughter of the late Phillip and Giacomina Pate Marano, she was born September 8, 1916, in New York City. She was the widow of James Adduci.
She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Maria and Robert Adams of Salisbury Mills and Jacqueline and Dennis Hulihan of Montgomery; two granddaughters and their husbands, Kimberly and Karl Maisel of Franktown, Colo., and Erin and William Schweizer of Montgomery; a grandson and his wife, Kevin James and Donna Hulihan of Bloomingburg; six great-grandchildren, Selena and Christian Gonzalez, Isabella, Keira and Carolynn Hulihan and Grace Schweizer; two sisters-in-law, Madeline Sibbio and Antoinette Adduci; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a grandson, James Paul Murphy.
A Funeral Mass was offered at St. Mary's Church in Montgomery on Saturday with Fr. Joseph D. Sullivan officiating.
Burial was made in St. Mary's Cemetery in Montgomery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 22 Freedom Plains Rd., Suite 102, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 12603.
Yvette Rene Gamble of Liberty, a lifelong area resident, died Wednesday, December 24, 2003, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 40 years of age.
The daughter of of the late Marjorie and Terry Covington Sr., she was born March 25, 1963, in Detroit, Mich.
In a family statement, it was said, "Yvette was the protector of the family. She loved life and will be missed."
She is survived by a daughter, Yolanda James, and two sons, Bernard James and Andre Brand, all of Liberty; her grandmother, Marie Bridges of Liberty; her grandfather, Curtis Gamble of Detroit, Mich.; six sisters, Maria Gamble of New York City, Angela Gamble and James Meyers of Liberty, Garlina Finn of Mt. Holly, N.J., Lorraine Horsley and her husband, Troy, of Silver Springs, Md., and Shavon Bryant and Jennifer Jones of Liberty; a brother, Terry Covington Jr. of Liberty; two aunts, five uncles; five nieces; six nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Services were held Saturday at the Friendship Baptist Church in Ferndale with the Rev. William Smith officiating.
Burial was made in the Liberty Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Liberty.
Florence M. Kohler
Ret. Bookkeeper, 92
Florence M. Kohler of Roscoe, a retired bookkeeper for the Livingston Manor Lumber Co. and a lifelong area resident, died Friday, December 26, 2003, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 92 years of age.
The daughter of the late Conrad G. and Nellie Decker Kohler, she was born April 27, 1911, in Middletown.
Miss Kohler was a member of the Roscoe Presbyterian Church, the O&W Railway Association in Roscoe, Sullivan Chapter No. 298, Order of the Eastern Star, in Livingston Manor, and was a former member of the Roscoe-Rockland Garden Club.
She is survived by a niece, Diane White of Apalachin; a nephew, Warren White of Peoria, Ariz.; a grand-niece and a grand-nephew.
Services were held Monday at the Harris Funeral Home in Roscoe with the Rev. Gerald Wondra officiating.
Burial was made in the Riverview Cemetery in Roscoe.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Roscoe Presbyterian Church or to the Roscoe NY O&W Railway Association, both at Roscoe, N.Y. 12776.
H. Markham Fargo
Rev. Harry Markham Fargo, a longtime minister from Livingston Manor, died Thursday, December 25, 2003, at his home. He was 89 years of age.
The son of the late Roy A. and Jetta Markham Fargo, he was born March 20, 1914, in Rawson. He was the widow of Dorothy Barrows Fargo.
Rev. Fargo is survived by a daughter, Sheila Schleiermacher of Livingston Manor; a sister, Barbara Milazzo of Florida; nine grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a daughter, Donna Frank, and a grandson, David Frank.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Livingston Manor Fire Department, Livingston Manor Ambulance Corps or to the Livingston Manor Library, all at Livingston Manor, N.Y. 12758.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home in Livingston Manor.
Fred C. Mungeer
Ret. Bartender, 76
Fred C. "Fritz" Mungeer of Liberty, a lifelong area resident and a retired bartender for Grossinger's Hotel and the Concord Hotel, died Friday, December 26, 2003, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 76 years of age.
The son of the late Harold and Eunice Kolbinskie Mungeer, he was born January 8, 1927, in Liberty. He was the widower of Helen Kirk Mungeer who died December 11, 2000.
A World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy, he left high school to enlist. Mr. Mungeer was a member of the Liberty Elks Lodge #1545, the Clarence Hoyt Post No. 9217, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Russell D. Sprague American Legion Post #109, all in Liberty, and was a member of the Hotel and Bartender's Union. He was an avid sports enthusiast and especially enjoyed the sport of golf.
He is survived by a son, Steven C. Mungeer of Palm Bay, Fla.; a brother and sister-in-law, Garfield and Sharon Mungeer of Parksville; three nephews, Thomas Mungeer and his wife, Cindi, Brian Mungeer and Zachary Mungeer; two grandchildren, Daniel and Jill; and his good friends, James LeRoy and Patricia McCoach, both of Liberty. He also leaves behind his faithful companion, The Prince. He was predeceased by a brother, William Mungeer.
Services were held Monday at the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Liberty with the Rev. Francis Waite officiating.
Burial was made in the Liberty Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Fred and Helen Mungeer to the Liberty Indian Booster Club, c/o Liberty Central Schools, Buckley St., Liberty, N.Y. 12754.
Cert. Nurse's Aide, 26
Erica Shannon Cederlund of Bloomingburg, a lifelong area resident and a certified nurse's aide, working private duty, died Thursday, December 25, 2003, in Blooming Grove. She was 26 years of age.
The daughter of Donald J. Cederlund Jr. and Marjorie D. Grassfield, she was born December 30, 1976, in Middletown.
A graduate of Pine Bush High School, she was a former employee of the Orange County Residential Health Care Facility in Goshen and a member of C.S.E.A.
She is survived by her mother and step-father, Keith E. Donghia of Bloomingburg; her father of Mt. Hope; two sisters, Lisa Dawn Cederlund of Walker Valley and Kristen E. Donghia, at home in Bloomingburg; three brothers, Donald H. Cederlund III with the U.S. Air Force in Missouri, and Antonio M. Donghia and John Paul Donghia, both at home in Bloomingburg; her maternal grandmother, Marguerite Hayes of Middletown; her paternal grandmother, Jacquelyn Deer of Winterton; her paternal grandfather, Donald H. Cederlund Sr. of Erie, Pa.; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends may call at the Cornelius, Dodd and Connell Funeral Home, 26 Grove St., Middletown, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Betty Beach officiating.
Interment of the cremains will be made in the Howells Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Epilepsy Foundation of Southern New York, 726 East Main St., Middletown, N.Y. 10940.
Sarah Cromwell of Bloomingburg, a longtime area resident, died Thursday, December 25, 2003, at the Horton Campus of the Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown. She was 75 years of age.
The daughter of the late Frank and Nancy Russo, she was born March 26, 1928, in Brooklyn. She was the widow of Floyd Cromwell who died in 1971.
In a family statement, it was said, "Our mother will always be remembered for her spiritual leadership. She was always there for her family and friends to lend an ear and to give us spiritual advice. Her strength through her illness truly came from the Lord; she was an absolute pillar of faith. Although our hearts are tender from our loss, we take comfort in knowing that she is with her Lord and Savior."
She is survived by two sons, Richard Cromwell and his wife, Deborah, of Pine Bush, and Oliver Cromwell of the State of Florida; a grandson, Matthew Cromwell; and a brother, Dr. Anthony Russo of Orange, Conn.
A Service of Remembrance was held Monday at the Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home in Middletown.
Burial was made in the family plot in the Bloomingburg Rural Cemetery.
Ret. Businessman, 86
Paul Demydowycz, a 35-year resident of Glen Spey and a retired New York City business owner, died Thursday, December 25, 2003, at the Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis. He was 86 years of age.
The son of the late Lukian and Alexandra Robitnitsky Demydowycz, he was born February 15, 1917, in Ukraine.
Mr. Demydowycz was a member of St. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Glen Spey.
In a family statement, it was said, "Paul was one who enjoyed nature, beautiful mountain views and loved life to the fullest."
He is survived by his wife, Nadia Chalaburda Demydowycz, at home; a son and daughter-in-law, Dr. George and Christine Demidowich of Livingston, N.J; a daughter and son-in-law, Dr. Irene and Alex Rogutsky of Little Neck; three grandchildren, Christine Rogutsky, Andrew Demidowich and Lisa Demidowich; and an extended family in Ukraine.
Services were held Monday at the Gray-Parker Funeral Home in Port Jervis with Richard Hotzler officiating.
Burial was made in the Glen Spey Cemetery.
Ret. Oper. Nurse, 98
Kathryn Curley, a resident of the Sullivan County Nursing Home, died Wednesday, December 24, 2003, at the home. She was 98 years of age.
The daughter of the late Francis and Mary Heavey Burke, she was born October 27, 1905 on a rural farm in Chokeout, Pa. She was the widow of William "Bill" Curley.
"God looked around his garden and found an empty place. He then looked down upon His earth and saw your loving face. He put his arms around you and lifted you to rest. His garden must be beautiful, He always takes the best. He knew you were suffering, He knew you were in pain. He saw your path was difficult so He closed your tired eyes. You've left us precious memories, your love will be our guide. It broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone. For part of us went with you on the day God called you home."
In a family statement, it was said, "She truly enjoyed a long and cherished life and experienced historical events that most can only read about. Her childhood on the farm was shared with her three sisters and three brothers, of whom she was the oldest. Many of the things we take for granted today, like indoor plumbing and electricity, were not available. The only mode of transportation was the horse and buggy and of course, a long country walk to and from the one-room schoolhouse.
"After graduation from high school in Binghamton, Kathryn went on to pursue a career in New York City. She entered the registered nurse program at Miseracordia Hospital. Upon graduation, she practiced nursing as an operating room nurse for many years. It was in New York City that she met her husband, William Curley, an Irish motorcycle policeman for the City of New York.
"During the height of World War II, New York City was compelled to protect its upstate reservoir systems program. Bill was part of a group of NYC officers selected for assignment to the upstate reservoir system. After several years of living in the Neversink Valley, it was time to move to higher ground. Bill and Kathryn chose to purchase their valley home and in 1951 they successfully relocated the entire house to its current location on Lindholm Road in Bradley. Moving the house along with four children was a challenge and a testimony to the determination and hard work that was so commonplace in Kathryn and Bill's life. Once the children were raised and off on their own, Kathryn renewed her cherished driver's license and returned to her nursing career at the old Liberty Maimonides Hospital.
"Her life span covered two world wars, three major world conflicts, the Great Depression, the invention of indoor plumbing and electricity, cars, planes, phones, radio, TV and the space shuttle. I'm not sure that she ever really believed that NASA put a man on the moon.
"Her final wish would be: 'Do not stand at my grave and weep. I am not there. I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow; I am the diamond glint on the snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain; I am the gentle autumn rain. When you waken in the morning hush, I am the swift uplifting rush of the quiet birds in circled flight. I am the soft star that shines at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry. I am not there. I did not die.' The family of Kathryn would like to extend a personal thank you to all the wonderful staff of Sullivan County Nursing Home that provided so much love and care and became a part of her 'family'."
She is survived by a daughter, Marylou Curley of Kings Park; three sons and daughters-in-law, William and Karen Curley of Liberty, Dennis and Pat Curley of Niceville, Fla., and Michael and Ruth Curley of Bradley; four grandchildren, Mark Curley of Johnston, Debra Kinnie of Liberty, Dawn Daniel of Fairbanks, Alaska, and Dennis Curley of Boise, Idaho; and 10 great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Monday at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church in Liberty with Monsignor Edward Straub officiating.
Burial was made in St. Peter's Cemetery in Liberty.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sullivan County Adult Care Center, Sunset Lake Rd., Liberty, N.Y. 12754; St. Peter's Church, 264 No. Main St., Liberty, N.Y.; or to the Orange-Sullivan Hospice, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y 12550.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Harris Funeral Home in Liberty.
MaryEllen Conklin of Ferndale, a homemaker and a 13-year area resident, died Tuesday, December 23, 2003, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 47 years of age.
The daughter of Emma M. Gannon Beam and the late Enos F. Beam Sr., she was born April 10, 1956, in Suffern.
She is survived by her mother of Haverstraw; her step-mother, Martha Wells of Phoenix City, Ala.; her husband, Victor Conklin Sr., at home; four sons, Hiram Casiano, Victor Conklin Jr. and Michael P. Casiano, all of Ferndale, and Donald Keese and his fiancée, Erin, of Liberty; a daughter and son-in-law, Rosa and Benjamin Decker III of Accord; two brothers, Enos Beam Jr. of Clearwater, Fla., and Douglas and his wife, Kelly Beam, of Bloomingburg; seven sisters and six brothers-in-law, Ellen (Arrendondo) and Frank Pizarro of Huguenot, Josephine and Brian Arnold of Tampa, Fla., Shelley and Pete Vlastasy of the State of Florida, Helen O'Brian of New York, Mary Jane and Ell Helmuth of Richmond, Ga., Betty Jean and Grady Bobo of Phoenix City, Ala., and Kathleen and Tim Mann of Port Jervis; nine grandchidren; and 29 nieces and nephews.
Cremation was made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
A memorial service will be held at the Ramsay's Funeral Home, 275 S. Main St., Liberty, on Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Paul Ruter officiating.
Irma K. Nichols
Irma K. Nichols of Liberty, a homemaker and a lifelong Sullivan County resident, died Thursday, December 25, 2003, at the Roscoe Community Home. She was 92 years of age.
The daughter of the late Frederick and Grace DePuy Schillinger, she was born October 16, 1911, in Swan Lake. She was the widow of Jack Nichols who died in 1979.
Mrs. Nichols was a member and a deacon of the Liberty Presbyterian Church.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Donald F. and Sherrie Nichols of Liberty; two grandchildren, Richard L. Nichols and John L. Nichols; five great-grandchildren; and a daughter-in-law, Bette Nichols of Sarasota, Fla. She was predeceased by a son, John S. Nichols, and a grandson, Donald F. Nichols Jr.
Cremation was private.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Liberty Presbyterian Church, South Main St., Liberty, with the Rev. Richard Bierwas officiating
Memorial contributions may be made to the Liberty Presbyterian Church, Liberty, N.Y. 12754.
Eleanor S. Menges
Eleanor Smith Menges of Youngsville, a former resident of Waterloo and a homemaker, died Monday, December 29, 2003, at her home. She was 74 years of age.
The daughter of the late Bernard J. and Genevieve Lavery Smith, she was born May 7, 1929, in Saranac Lake.
Mrs. Menges was a member of St. Francis Church in Youngsville.
She is survived by her husband, John Menges, at home; a daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Dave Kuebler of Youngsville; two sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Tami Menges of Rochester and Robert and Katherine Menges of Jeffersonville; and six grandchildren, Chris, Sheri, Deanna, Tim, Kyle, Joshua and Alison. She was predeceased by two sisters, Irene Braungard and Shirley Blake.
There will be no visitation.
A Funeral Mass will be offered at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at St. Francis Church in Youngsville with the Rev. Ignatius Smith, OFM, officiating.
Burial will be made in Calvary Cemetery in Youngsville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550; St. Francis Church, Youngsville, N.Y. 12791; or to the Jeffersonville First Aid Squad, P.O. Box 396, Jeffersonville, N.Y. 12748.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville.