January 20, 2004
For John Jack Hayes
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Liberty for John "Jack" Hayes who died at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Binghamton last week. The obituary was printed in the January 16 issue of the Democrat.
Donna May Jaeger
U.S. Army Ret., 41
Donna May Jaeger of Ridgecrest, Calif., a former Sullivan County resident and retired from the U.S. Army, died Friday, January 2, 2004, at the Ridgecrest Hospital. She was 41 years of age.
The daughter of Howard and Sharron Smith Olsen, she was born April 1, 1962, in Callicoon.
She is survived by her father of Ferndale; her mother, Sharron Reynolds of Honesdale, Pa.; a son, Glenn Swendsen of Honesdale, Pa.; a brother, Howard Olsen Jr. and his wife, Tammy, of Ferndale; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Della and Ray Johnson and Carol and Carl Gillow, all of Long Eddy; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. She was predeceased by a brother, Robert Olsen.
Funeral services and committal of the cremains were held Sunday at the Fosterdale Cemetery.
Local arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Liberty.
Eva R. Cinque
Ret. Office Wkr., 97
Eva Romano Cinque, a former 80-year resident of Norwalk, Conn., and a former resident of Callicoon, died Thursday, January 8, 2004, at the Wilton Meadows Health Care Center. She was 97 years of age.
The daughter of the late Frank and Maria Masucci Romano, she grew up in "Whistleville" but resided most of her life in South Norwalk.
She moved to Callicoon in 1985 and lived there until several years ago when she moved back to Connecticut.
A 1924 graduate of Franklin Junior High School, her schooling was interrupted by an extended trip to Italy with her parents. Upon her return, she attended and graduated from Merrill Business School where she received the Remington Medal award for typing. Mrs. Cinque worked at the South Norwalk Electric Works, leaving to raise a family. She returned to work at the same place, retiring in 1973.
When in Callicoon, she was a member of the Delaware Valley Senior Citizens.
In a family statement, it was said, "A member of the former Trinity Episcopal Church, she enjoyed playing pinochle, puttering around her yard and always loved cats. Birds, squirrels and stray cats that she would always feed visited her yard daily. She lived independently, even continuing to drive her car until she was in her 90s, after which time she lived with her daughter."
Mrs. Cinque is survived by two daughters, Rachelle Cinque of Redding, Conn., and Charlene Teeple of Equinunk, Pa.; two grandchildren, Chris Teeple and Kelly McLaughlin; and a great-granddaughter.
Services were held Monday at the Magner Funeral Home in Norwalk with the Rev. David Feyrer, rector of Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Weston, officiating.
Interment was made in Riverside Cemetery in Norwalk.
Memorial contributions may be made to Elderhouse, Inc., 7 Lewis St., Norwalk, Conn. 06851.
Ret. Salesman, 86
Meyer "Bud" Davis of South Fallsburg, a retired salesman and a longtime area resident, died Friday, January 16, 2004. He was 86 years of age.
The son of the late Barnett and Rachel Meyer, he was born May 26, 1917, in Brooklyn.
In a family statement, it was said, "He will be sorely missed for his ready smile, and his fondness for music, a good apple and a funny story."
He is survived by his wife, Ethel Kell Davis, at home; two daughters, Ruth Louison of Brooklyn and Helen Hawkes of New Hampton, and their husbands; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Services were held Sunday at the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello with Rabbi Irwin Tanenbaum officiating.
Burial was made in Maimonides Cemetery in Elmont.
Barbara J. Latimer
Owned Florist Shop, 56
Barbara J. Latimer of Youngsville, the owner of GristMill Gardens in Liberty and a ten-year area resident, died Friday, January 16, 2004, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 56 years of age.
She is survived by her children, Donna Timien and her husband, Ed, of Elkridge, Md., Maria Latimer and her fiance, Nat Bell, of Youngsville, Jaime Latimer and her fiance, Steve Ackerley, of Deposit, and Jeremy Latimer and his friend, Sarah Nightingale, of Deposit; her mother, Jeane Benschine of Deposit; a sister, Kathryn Katz of Baltimore, Md.; a brother, Fred Benschine of Atlanta, Ga; four grandchildren, Allison and Kelly Timien and Jordan Latimer and Kevin Latimer.
A memorial service was held Sunday at the Zacharias Funeral Home in Deposit.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Fund or to Sloan Kettering Breast Cancer Research through those organizations' Web sites.
Sandra Joan Caldwell Mickelson of Grahamsville, a homemaker and a lifelong area resident, died Wednesday, January 14, 2004, at the Horton campus of the Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown. She was 71 years of age.
The daughter of the late Ralph and Vira Donaldson, she was born October 5, 1932, in Ossining. She was the widow of Frederick Mickelson.
Mrs. Mickelson is survived by two daughters, Litha Smith and Carla Mickelson, both of Liberty; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Scott and Cindy Mickelson of Grahamsville, Fred and Cathy Mickelson of Liberty, and David Mickelson of Glasco; two grandchildren, Erin Murr of Grahamsville and Zachary Mickelson of Ulster Heights; a sister and brother-in-law, Ginny and Ken Bishop of Lexington, Kty.; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Cremation was private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Grahamsville First Aid Squad or the Grahamsville Fire Company, both at Grahamsville, N.Y. 12740.
Ret. Businessman, 80
Karl Toddy Friedman of Monticello and Margate, Fla., the retired owner of Sullivan County Iron Works in Monticello, died Thursday, January 15, 2004, at his home in Florida. He was 80 years of age.
The son of the late Max "Pop" and Mary Cohen Friedman, he was born August 30, 1923 in Monticello.
Mr. Friedman was a member of the Dokies, Monticello Elks Lodge #1544 and Knights of Pythias.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, RoseMary Mitchell Friedman, at home; a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Mike Bernstein of Monticello; two sons and daughters-in-law, David and Avis Friedman of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Dan and Debbie Friedman of Coconut Creek, Fla.; two sisters, Mildred Amoroso and her husband, Leo, of Las Vegas, Nev., and Sylvia Bloome of Brooklyn; eight grandchildren; Brandee, Caren, Danielle, David, Daniel, Travis, Cody and Lucas; and three great-grandchildren, Tyler, Tristan and Noah.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of North Central Florida, 4200 NW 90th Blvd., Gainesville, Fla. 32606.
Ret. IBM Lab Tech, 77
Anthony Ruggieri of Poughkeepsie, a retired senior lab technician at IBM in Poughkeepsie with over 30 years service until his retirement in 1987, died Thursday, January 15, 2004, at the Vassar Brothers Hospital in Poughkeepsie. He was 77 years of age.
The son of the late Pauluch and Katherine Palumbo Ruggieri, he was born February 25, 1926, in Cranston, R.I.
Upon his retirement, Mr. Ruggieri traveled for three months to the Pacific and Alaska. He returned to Poughkeepsie to volunteer as president and spokesman of the local chapter of Al Anon. He was a Knight of the Third Degree with the Knights of Columbus #7551 at St. Martin de Porres Church where he was also a communicant and served as an usher at the church for over 25 years.
An avid bowler at the Hoe-Bowl in Wappingers Falls, he did much volunteer work for many years through the Knights of Columbus where he was in charge of collecting, assembling and delivering many baskets of food to the needy.
He is survived by his wife, Assunta "Sue" Antonelli Ruggieri, at home; two sons, Mark Ruggieri of Poughkeepsie and Paul Ruggieri of Fishkill; seven daughters, including one in Callicoon, Linda Burdick, Sally Kuhl, Katrina Wennersten and Larissa Burger of Poughkeepsie, Robin Kaiser of Athens and Lucille Ruggieri of Milton; a sister, Mary Fiore of Cumberland, R.I.; a brother, Louis Ruggieri of Auckland, New Zealand; 25 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many cousins, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grand-nephews. He was predeceased by three sisters, Phyllis Stabile, Angelina O'Rourke and Rose Turchetta Lahiff; a brother, John Ruggieri; and two grandchildren, Ashley Burger and Vanessa Burger.
Friends may call at the Wm. G. Miller and Son Funeral Home, 371 Hooker Ave., Poughkeepsie, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at St. Martin de Porres in Poughkeepsie on Wednesday at 10 a.m.
Burial with full military honors will be held at Calvary Cemetery in Poughkeepsie.
Clifford M. Hulse
Ret. A&P Mgr., 83
Clifford M. Hulse of Milford, Pa., a former lifelong area resident and former manager of the A&P in Eldred, died Wednesday, January 14, 2004, at the Marian Community Hospital in Carbondale, Pa. He was 83 years of age.
The son of the late Chester and Catherine Kopzcynski Hulse, he was born November 18, 1920, in Barryville. He was the widower of Helen Myers Hulse who died November 5, 2000, after 53 years of marriage.
A World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy, he was a former member of St. Anthony of Padua Church in Yulan.
Mr. Hulse is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Kevin and Elizabeth Hulse of Milford, Pa., and Michael and Susan Hulse of Green Valley, Ariz.; a granddaughter, Caitlin Hulse; a grandson, Jared Hulse; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Millard Hulse who died in 1974.
A Funeral Mass was offered Monday at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Yulan with the Rev. Anthony Moore officiating.
Burial was made in St. Anthony's Cemetery in Eldred.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Pike County Unit, 204 E. Harford St., Milford, Pa. 18337.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Gray-Rasmussen Funeral Home in Barryville.
Robert L. Smith, 70
Robert L. Smith of Autryville, N.C., died Monday, January 12, 2004, at his home. He was 70 years of age.
He was the son of the late George Lil Smith and Fenica Crumpler.
Mr. Smith is survived by his wife, Katia Bell Smith at home; 13 children, Ronald Smith, Gerald Smith, Robert M. Smith, Thomas Smith and Roger Smith, all of Liberty, Vonnie D. Smith of Poughkeepsie, Belinda K. Smith of Autryville, N.C., Beverly Mitchell of West Point, Carolyn Massey, Susan Lawson, Shelia Alverey and Robin Smith, all of Newburgh, and Randy Smith of Poughkeepsie.
Services were held Saturday with the Rev. Zebedee Herring officiating.
Burial was made in the Union Hill Church Cemetery.
Julian Chaiet, 82
Ret. NYC Policeman
Julian Chaiet of Woodbourne, a retired New York City police officer and detective who retired in 1969, died Saturday, January 27, 2004. He was 82 years of age.
A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he moved from Mount Vernon to Woodbourne in 1975 where he volunteered as an ambulance driver for the Woodbourne Volunteer Ambulance Corps. He was an active participant in Congregation B'nai of Israel Synagogue in Woodbourne.
He is survived by his wife of more than 55 years, Shirley Chaiet, at home; two sons, Clifford and Carl; two daughters, Claudia and Cara; two daughters-in-law, Jane and Lynn; two sons-in-law, Richard and Phil; six grandchildren, Jennie, Meredith, Jeremy, Joseph, Max and Olivia; a sister, Arline Lipsky; and an extended family of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Services were held at the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Woodbourne on Monday.
Interment with military honors was made at the Congregation B'nai of Israel Cemetery in Glen Wild.
Memorial contributions may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Ret. Teacher, 93
Rebecca Hechtman, a retired teacher in the Woodridge School system and the co-owner and operator with her late husband of the Hechtman Hardware Store in Woodridge, died Saturday, January 17, 2004, in Elant at Goshen. She was 93 years of age.
The daughter of the late Samuel and Fannie Abramowitz Levy, she was born April 2, 1910, in New York City. She was the widow of Jack Hechtman who died in 1999.
Mrs. Hechtman is survived by a niece, Madaline Altman of the state of Florida; three nephews, Barry Altman of the state of Florida, Leonard Chesler and his wife, Beverly, of New Jersey, and Theodore Chesler of New York City; two cousins, June Tisser and Rana Gerson; and many grand-nieces and grand-nephews.
Services were held Monday at the Woodridge Synagogue.
Burial was made in the Woodridge Synagogue Cemetery in Glen Wild.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello.
John C. Valik
John Carl Valik of Summitville, an avid sportsman and conversationalist, died Friday, January 16, 2004, at the Middletown Park Manor. He was 57 years of age.
The son of Helen Bavsik Valik and the late Joseph Valik, he was born January 5, 1947, in New York City.
In a family statement, it was said, "John will always be remembered for his kind and gentle heart. He had a very down-to-earth and humble approach to life. All who knew him loved him. He was available to help out with just about anything and did so with a smile. John took great joy in caring for animals as he always made sure that the neighborhood strays had dinner. Although our hearts are tender from our loss, we take comfort in having been blessed with John's presence in our lives."
He is survived by his mother of Summitville; an uncle, John Bavlsik of New York; many cousins; and his close friends, Alfred and Robert Schwab and Alfred Schwab Jr., all of Middletown.
A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at St. Joseph's R.C. Church, 149 Cottage St., Middletown.
Ruth E. Middaugh
Ruth E. Middaugh of Highland, a homemaker and former resident of Bethpage, L.I., died Friday, January 16, 2004. She was 74 years of age.
The daughter of the late William and Ruth Kirkwood, she was born November 24, 1929, in Blue Point. She was the widow of James L. Middaugh who died August 30, 1993.
Mrs. Middaugh was a member of Plutarch United Methodist Church in New Paltz.
She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Ruth and Hank Wessering and Laura and Mike Corbett, and a son and daughter-in-law, William and Gloria Middaugh, all of Highland; a sister, Alice Lahey of White Lake; seven grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at the Plutarch United Methodist Church in New Paltz with Pastor Dorothy Caldwell officiating.
Burial will be made in the Milford (Pa.) Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Plutarch United Methodist Church, 1 Grove St., New Paltz, N.Y. 12561 or to the Hospice Foundation Inc., 34 Broadway, Kingston, N.Y. 12401.
Carolyn Lewis of Middletown, a homemaker and a lifelong area resident, died Thursday, January 15, 2004, at the Horton campus of the Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown. She was 78 years of age.
The daughter of the late Ambrose and Dorothy Randall Babcock, she was born December 21, 1925, in Middletown. She was the widow of LeRoy "Sonny" Lewis.
Mrs. Lewis is survived by nine children, Butch Lewis and his wife, Judy, of Wrightsville, Pa., Arthur Lewis, Kenneth Lewis and his wife, Carmela, Dennis Lewis and his companion Tracey, and Ambrose "Chip" Lewis, all of Middletown, Diane McGraw of Walker Valley, Sherry Budd and her husband, Dave, of Middletown, Colleen Dumenigo and her husband, Lance, of Livingston Manor, and Cindy Lewis of Middletown; a brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Barbara Babcock of Middletown; 19 grandchilden; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at the Ralston-Lippincott-Hasbrouck-Ingrassia Funeral Home, 72 West Main St., Middletown.
Burial will be made in the Wallkill Cemetery in Phillipsburg.
Ret. Teacher, 83
Carolyn Hobbs of Livingston Manor, a retired teacher of the Livingston Manor Central School and a longtime area resident, died Thursday, January 5, 2004, at the Roscoe Community Nursing Home. She was 83 years of age.
The daughter of the late William John and Lois Carolyn Gibson McKee, she was born October 14, 1920, in Coraopolis, Pa. She was the widow of Kenneth Hobbs.
A veteran of the U.S. Army, she served as a 2nd Lieutenant maintenance draftsman during World War II. Mrs. Hobbs graduated from Syracuse University and was a founding member of the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum where she served in various capacities on the board. She was also a member of the Livingston Manor Free Library where she also served on the board. She was also a member of the Livingston Manor Presbyterian Church, the Beamoc Chapter of Trout Unlimited, the New York State Retired Teachers' Association and the Sullivan County Retired Teachers' Association.
In a family statement, it was said, "Mom was a very humble woman and had many varied interests that she pursued in a great degree. She had many hobbies and was very athletic as well. Her most recent interest was designing and making jewelry."
She is survived by a daughter Nancy Hobbs of Livingston Manor; a son, Lawrence Hobbs and his wife, Patricia, of Sherrill; three grandchildren, Gregory, Scott and Amy; a brother, William J. McKee of Kinifield, Me.; a sister, MaryAnn Gwin of Columbiana, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held Sunday at the Livingston Manor Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Gerald Wondra officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum or the Livingston Manor Free Library, both at Livingston Manor, N.Y. 12758.
Maurice E. Loucks, 61
Maurice E. Loucks of Walden, a longtime area resident, died Thursday, January 15, 2004, at St. Luke's Hospital in Newburgh. He was 61 years of age.
The son of the late Balsey and Elizabeth Finkle Loucks, he was born August 4, 1942, in Roxbury.
He is survived by his wife, Della Loucks, at home; two sons, Bucky Loucks and his wife, Lorraine, of Woodbourne, and Bob Guyett of Poughkeepsie; five daughters, Debbie Loucks of South Fallsburg, Lillian "Cookie" Magie and her husband, William, of South Fallsburg, Della Noris and her husband, Frank of Alabama, and Janette Loucks and Wendy Page, both of Walden; two brothers, Ivan Loucks and Clayton Loucks, both of Plattekill; a sister, Beulah Eck of Downsville; 26 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Monday evening at the Gridley-Horan Funeral Home in Walden.
Cremation was made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middletown.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Town of Montgomery Volunteer Ambulance Corps.
Leona "Dolly" Schrader of Swan Lake, a homemaker, died Saturday, January 17, 2004. She was 53 years of age.
The daughter of the late Edwin W. and Carre Eizabeth Ryearson Lewis, she was born September 19, 1950, in Bovina.
She is survived by her husband, Tom Detzauer, at home; seven sons, Eddie, Sam and Morris Schrader, Tommy Jr., Russell, Joseph and David Detzauer; eight daughters, Pamela Schrader, Elizabeth Cohen, Christina DeGrooat, Angela and Jennifer Detzauer, Ellen Edwards, and Samantha and Amanda Detzauer; 28 grandchildren; and a close family friend, Morris Schrader Sr. She was predeceased by a daughter, Julia Detzauer.
Friends may call at the Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home, 29 Pearl St., Livingston Manor, on Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Kenneth Rodgers officiating.
Interment will be made in the Liberty Cemetery.