January 13, 2004
Former Caretaker, 74
William Wolochuk of Monticello, a former caretaker for Town and Country Resort in Monticello, died Saturday, January 10, 2004, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 74 years of age.
The son of the late Paul and Alexandria Zavnoss Wolochuk, he was born June 26, 1929, in Brooklyn. He was the widower of Daisy DelToro Wolochuk who died October 13, 1989.
In a family statement, it was said, "Bill was a man who worked very hard to support his family. He was a devoted husband and loving father."
He is survived by three children, Debra A. Walden and her fiance, Fred Reiter, of Rock Hill, and James Wolochuk and Linda Wolochuk, both of Long Island; four step-children, Gilbert Suarez Jr. of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Eugene Suarez of Woodridge, Anthony Suarez of Monticello and Lillian Vasquez of Middletown; a brother, Harry Wolochuk of Centereach, L.I.; three sisters, Lillian Sarratino of Staten Island, Zinnia Graziono of Clearwater, Fla., and Elsie Perlongo of Largo, Fla.; two grandchildren, Racquel Wolochuk and Kevin Walden; two great-grandchildren, Ariel Williams and Tyreke Walden; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 195 Broadway, Monticello.
Burial will be made in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Middletown.
Memorial contributions may be sent to The Wolochuk Family, P.O. Box 134, Rock Hill, N.Y. 12775.
Ret. Stanley Rep., 89
Helen M. Scardefield of Jeffersonville, a lifelong area resident and a Stanley Home Products sales representative for over 35 years, died Friday, January 9, 2004, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 89 years of age.
The daughter of the late Matthew and Minnie Hubner Krum, she was born December 12, 1914, in Jeffersonville. She was the widow of Walter G. Scardefield Jr.
Mrs. Scardefield and her late husband owned and operated Scotty's Inn in Jeffersonville for many years.
She was a member and past matron of the former Lincoln Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, in Jeffersonville.
In a family statement, it was said, "She was a caring and proud mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. The family is grateful for the loving care and concern that she received from her caregivers at home and the staff in the Skilled Nursing Unit."
She is survived by three daughters, Marlene Williams of Syracuse, Shirley Seyler and her husband, Bill, of Delmar, and Helen Back of Jeffersonville; a son, Walter G. Scardefield III and his wife, Elaine, of Jeffersonville; a brother, George Krum of Youngsville; a sister, Emma Smith of Youngsville; seven grandchildren, Mark Williams of Syracuse, Sarah Steinman and her husband, Adam, of Portland, Maine, Cathleen Seyler of Encinitas, Calif., Douglas Seyler of Laconia, N.H., Kristine Scardefield of San Diego, Calif., Brian Scardefield of Callicoon and Allysa Back of Montgomery; and two great-grandchildren, Jessalyn and Theo Steinman. She was predeceased by a sister, Evelyn Porter, and a son-in-law, Malcolm Back Jr.
Graveside services and burial were private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jeffersonville Presbyterian Cemetery Maintenance Fund, c/o Pearl Gain, Co. Rt. 164, Jeffersonville, N.Y. 12748 or to Revonah-Lincoln Chapter, OES, 443 Eagle Dr., Liberty, N.Y. 12754, Attn.: Ruth Brockner.
John P. Andrae Sr.
Gen. Contractor, 56
John Phillip Andrae Sr. of Horton Brook, a self-employed general contractor, died Saturday, January 10, 2004, in the Town of Hancock as the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was 56 years of age.
The son of the late Herbert and Jane Lindroth Andrae, he was born November 13, 1947, in Kansas City, Mo.
Mr. Andrae was a member of the Post Republic Hunting Club in New Jersey.
He is survived by his wife, Michelle L. Kearney Andrae, at home; two sons, John P. Andrae Jr. and Ryan L. Andrae, both of Manahawkin, N.J.; twin daughters, Michele J. and Melissa J. Andrae, at home; a brother, Henry H. Andrae of Missouri; and a sister, Karen Abshner of New Jersey.
Friends may call at the Harris Funeral Home, Railroad Ave., Roscoe, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at the Gate of Heaven Church in Roscoe with Monsignor William Collins officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 32 West State St., Binghamton, N.Y. 13901.
Betty H. Green
Ret. Nurse, 79
Betty H. Green of Umatilla, Fla., a retired nurse of the Community General Hospital in Harris and a former Woodbourne resident, died Thursday, January 8, 2004, in Florida. She was 79 years of age.
The daughter of the late Samuel and Lottie Thornton Hurst, she was born January 1, 1925, in Frederick, Okla. She was the widow of Peter Green who died in 1990.
She is survived by a daughter, Joanne Ozolins of Neversink; three sons, James Green and his wife, Judy, of Boynton Beach, Fla., Stephen Green and his companion, Mary, of Milford, and Richard Green of Largo, Fla.; a sister, Ray Helm of Camby, Minn.; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Thomas Green.
A Memorial Mass will be offered at a later date.
Arrangements were made by the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Woodbourne.
Foppe "Frank" Zylstra
Retired Dairy Farmer
Foppe "Frank" Zylstra, a six-month resident of Byram Township, N.J., a retired dairy farmer and former resident of Cochecton, died Thursday, January 8, 2004, at his home.
The son of the late Sierd and Ytje Wouda Zylstra, he was born in Beetgum, Holland. He was the widower of Ynskje Zylstra who died in 1965.
Mr. Zylstra came to the United States in 1955 and settled in to farming in Sussex County, N.J., before moving to Cochecton in 1967.
He was a former member of the Board of Directors of Agway in Liberty.
Mr. Zylstra is survived by his wife, Tina Zylstra, at home; two daughters, Frances Kuipers of Lafayette, N.J., and Edith Ervey of Byram Township, N.J.; three sons, James Zylstra of Frankford Township, N.J., Donald Zylstra of New York Mills, Minn., and John Zylstra of Johnson; 18 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by two sisters, Aukje Joustra and Get VanDyk, and five brothers, Jan, Piet, Meile, Sake and Rypke Zylstra.
Services were held Monday at the Smith-McCracken Funeral Home in Newton, N.J.
Interment was made in the North Hardyston Cemetery in New Jersey.
Memorial contributions may be made to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Ave., Newton, N.J. 07860.
Helen K. Gregory
Ret. Caregiver, 94
Helen Keator Gregory of Liberty, a retired caregiver and a lifelong area resident, died Thursday, January 8, 2004, at the Achieve Rehab and Nursing Facility in Liberty. She was 94 years of age.
The daughter of the late John and Mary Valko Gitch, she was born December 19, 1909, in Brooklyn. She was the widow of Earl Keator and Adolph Gregory.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Irene and Robert Savage of Ferndale; a son, Clyde Keator and his companion, Donna Burr, of Kenoza Lake; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; two brothers and two sisters, all of whom live out of the area; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two sons, Kenneth Keator and Benson Keator; a daughter, Lillian Keator Callihan; two grandchildren, Patricia Callihan and Steven Callihan; and several brothers and sisters.
Graveside services and burial were held Saturday at the Liberty Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Town of Liberty Volunteer Ambulance Corps, 178 Mill St., Liberty, N.Y. 12754 or to the charity of one's choice.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Liberty.
Bernard Daniel Jaffe of Tamworth, Ontario, Canada, a musician and a former resident of Glen Wild, died at his home on January 2, 2004, after a short illness. He was 58 years of age.
The son of Sadie Bakst Jaffe and the late Abe Jaffe, he moved to Canada in 1967.
A musician, music teacher and recording studio operator, he played the fiddle with various bands in Eastern Ontario for many years.
He is survived by his wife, Faun Bank, at home; three sons, Lucas, Leigh and Max Bank-Jaffe, all of Tamworth, Ontario, Canada; a sister, Naomi Jaffe of Troy; his mother of Glen Wild; and many nephews, nieces, cousins, aunts, uncles and friends.
Services and burial were made in Tamworth, Ontario, Canada, on January 5.
Gerhard P. Graf
Truck Driver, 74
Gerhard P. "Jerry" Graf of Wurtsboro, a truck driver for Tubelight in Moonachie, N.J. died Friday, January 9, 2004, at the Holy Name Hospital in Teaneck, N.J. He was 74 years of age.
The son of the late Anna and Gustave Graf, he was born February 16, 1929, in Austria.
Mr. Graf was a member of the Mamakating Senior Citizens and was active at the Rock Hill United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Loretta "Lori" Graf, at home; a daughter and son-in-law, Cathy and Ralph Lane of Rock Hill; two brothers, his twin, Alfred and his wife, Gisela Graf, of Saddle Brook, N.J, and Otto and his wife, Hanni Graf, in Germany; two sisters, Charlotte Loria of Lodi, N.J., and Lucy Ammel and her husband, James of Otto, Michigan; four grandchildren, Thomas, Jonathan and Daniel Lane and Jillian Dernbach; and many nieces, nephews, his extended family and friends. He was predeceased by a sister, Helena Lindner, and triplet grandsons, Andrew, Joshua and Nicholas Lane.
A memorial service will be held at noon on Saturday at the Rock Hill United Methodist Church. Friends are invited to visit from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the church.
Cremation was private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Rock Hill United Methodist Church Expansion Fund, P.O. Box 4, Rock Hill, N.Y 12775 or to the charity of one's choice.