January 23, 2004
Marjorie F. Delicata of Roscoe, a homemaker and a longtime area resident, died Monday, January 19, 2004, at the Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown. She was 77 years of age.
The daughter of the late Thomas and Elizabeth Slawson Edwards, she was born January 27, 1926, in Sterling.
She is survived by her husband, Joseph L. Delicata, at home.
Friends may call at the Harris Funeral Home, Railroad Ave., Roscoe, on Saturday from 10 a.m. until noon.
Services will be held at noon on Saturday at the funeral home with Monsignor William Collins officiating.
Private burial will be made in St. Raymond's Cemetery in the Bronx.
Elsie Karinsky of Monticello, a homemaker and a longtime area resident, died Tuesday, January 20, 2004, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 86 years of age.
She was born December 20, 1917, in Brooklyn and was the widow of Joseph Karinsky who died September 9, 2003.
Mrs. Karinsky is survived by three sons, a daughter and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Edward Karinsky who died in April of 1970.
Graveside services and burial were held Wednesday at Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Fairview, N.J., with Rabbi Irwin Tanenbaum officiating.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello.
Marie Hewlett of Woodbourne died on Monday, January 19, 2004, at her home. She was 77 years of age.
The daughter of the late Grace and Lafayette Smith Stickle, she was born July 29, 1926 in Divine Corners, Loch Sheldrake.
Mrs. Hewlett was a member of the Woodbourne Reform Church in Woodbourne.
In a family statement, it was said, "Marie devoted the majority of her time to community service since her retirement, for which she received many accommodations. Woodbourne will never be the same without Marie."
She is survived by two daughters, Patricia Ziegler and her husband, Kevin, of Oregon, and Virginia Southworth of Monticello; and three grandchildren, Kyle Ziegler and Brian and Paul Nestrick. She was predeceased by two daughters, Shirley Nestrick and Laura Rubin.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at the Woodbourne Reform Church with Rev. Barbara Claypool officiating
Interment will be made in the Hurleyville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Woodbourne Reform Church, P.O. Box 627, Woodbourne, N.Y. 12788.
Arrangements were made by the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Woodbourne.
Lawerence E. Lagarenne
Lawrence E. Lagarenne, Esq., of Monticello a longtime resident and a well-respected attorney in Monticello for many years, died Saturday, January 17, 2004, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 82 years of age.
The son of the late John L. and Elizabeth Vath Lagarenne, he was born January 18, 1921, in Brooklyn.
He attended James Madison High School in Brooklyn and did his undergraduate studies at Ohio Wesleyan University, graduating in 1941.
Mr. Lagarenne served in the United States Navy from 1942 to 1945 and served in the United States Naval Reserve as a lieutenant. He married Grace Rogers on December 19, 1943, at the Harris Methodist Church.
He was graduated from Cornell Law School in 1947 with an LLB degree and served on the board of editors for the Cornell Law Quarterly.
Mr. Lagarenne went into private practice as an attorney, first at Hannan, Howard & Kattell from 1947-1949, and then at Weiss & Costa Law Firm form 1949 to 1962. In 1962, he became a partner in Weiss & Costa Law Firm before changing the name to Ingber & Lagarenne and remained a partner until 1993, when he became a sole practitioner. Mr. Lagarenne was admitted to the Bar of the State of New York (all courts), the Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the US District Court, Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.
He was a member of many professional organizations, including the American Bar Association from 1949 to the present, where he was a member of the Environmental Law Committee, the General Practice Section, Judicial Administrator Section and the Senior Lawyers Section; the New York State Bar Association, where he was on the Grievance Committee from 1963 to 1971, vice chairman 1970-1971, Third Judicial District Hearing Panel serving as chairman from 1968-1969, Public Utilities Committee from 1971-1977, House of Delegates from 1977-1989, the Executive Committee from 1977-1989, vice president of the Third Judicial District from 1982-1985, Trial Lawyers Section from 1965-present, a member of the Executive Committee and member at large from 1985-1989 and from 1994 to the present, General Practice Section, Real Property Law Section, Executive Committee Liaison to Special Committee on Group and Pre-Paid Legal Services from 1982-1984, Committee on Professional. Discipline, Committee on Veterans Affairs, Action Unit #6 and served as secretary from 1992-1994.
Mr. Lagarenne also belonged to the Pennsylvania Bar Association from 1982 to the present as well as the Wayne County Bar Association from 1990 to the present. He was a member of the Sullivan County Bar Association from 1949 to the present and served as secretary from 1952-1954, vice president from 1961-1962 and president from 1962-1963. He was a Fellow of the New York Bar Foundation and served as chairman of the subcommittee on Professional Competence and Ethics from 1986-1992 and a director from 1992 to the present. Mr. Lagarenne belonged to the Federation of the Bar of Third Judicial District, the American Judicature Society and the Defense Research Institute.
Active in his community, he was a member of Beta Theta Pi, Phi Delta Phi, and was a former member of the administrative board of the United Methodist Church of Monticello, where he had served as financial secretary. Mr. Lagarenne was a member and past president of the Kiwanis Club of Monticello and a member and past master of Monticello Lodge #532, F.&A.M. He joined the Sullivan County Shrine Club in 1997 at the Kalurah Temple in Endicott and served as president of the Shrine Club in 2000. He was also an organizer of the Legal Aid Society of Sullivan County, serving as its president from 1974-1989.
He is survived by his wife, Grace Rogers Lagarenne, at home; a son and daughter-in-law, Edward J. and Linda Lagarenne of Damascus, Pa.; a daughter and son-in-law. Cecile and Jim Higgins of Richardson, Tex.; a sister, Ethel Hagquist of Fresh Meadows; and eight grandchildren.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday at the Ramsay's Funeral Home, 55 St. John St., Monticello, with the Rev. Gene Smith officiating.
Cremation will be made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Fallsburg Student, 17
Guadalupe "Jasmine" Martinez of Fallsburg, a senior at the Fallsburg Central High School, died January 20, 2004, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris as the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was 17 years of age.
The daughter of Chito Rodriguez and Salvadora Martinez, she was born March 1, 1986, in El Salvador.
She is survived by her mother, at home; two brothers, Mario Martinez and his wife, Antonia, and John Torres, all of Loch Sheldrake; two sisters, Flora Serrano and her husband, Ivan, of South Fallsburg, and Jaqueline Torres of Loch Sheldrake; several cousins, including a very special cousin and best friend, Carina Aragon; many aunts and uncles; three nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Thursday at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Woodbourne.
Burial will be made in El Salvador.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family at PO Box 520, Woodbourne, N.Y. 12788.
Arrangements were made by Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Woodbourne.
Ret. Mason, 71
Richard Brooks of Gardiner, a more than 50-year area resident, a retired skilled mason and an employee of the New Paltz Central School Maintenance Department, died Monday, January 19, 2004, at the Bene- dictine Hospital in Kingston. He was 71 years of age.
The son of Madge Arita Depuy Brooks and the late Kenneth Brooks, he was born May 18, 1932 in Fallsburg.
Mr. Brooks was a former resident of Grahamsville and Sundown.
He is survived by his wife, Pauline Brooks, at home; his mother; two sons, Robert Brooks and his wife, Jodi, of Kerhonkson, and Alan Brooks of North Carolina; a daughter, Shirley Forsyth of Texas; three step-daughters, Patricia Benevides and her husband, John, of Grahamsville, Susan Dunlop of California, and Margaret Helthaler and her husband, Chris, of Woodbourne; a sister and brother-in-law, Edith and Michael Schwartz of New Paltz; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Randall and Ila Mae Brooks of Montana and Delton and Diane Brooks of New Jersey; 10 grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held Thursday at the Reformed Church of Shawangunk in Wallkill with Pastor Vernon Dethmers officiating.
Cremation was made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Reformed Church of Shawangunk, 1165 Hoagerburgh Rd., Wallkill, N.Y. 12589.
Sally M. Bennett
Ret. Office Clerk, 65
Sally V. Murran Bennett of Catskill, a former resident of Sullivan County, died Thursday, January 15, 2004, at the Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla. She was 65 years of age.
The daughter of the late George and Olive Irish VanDeWater, she was born September 17, 1938 in Poughkeepsie. She was the widow of Charles H. Murran Sr. who died May 31, 1979.
Moving to Kingston in 1984, Mrs. Bennett was an office clerk for the New York Telephone Company until she retired in 1992.
She married Earl E. Bennett on November 23, 1991, and moved to Catskill where she was an active volunteer at Olana.
She is survived by her husband, Earl E. Bennett, at home; four children, William and his wife Jennie Barclay of Teasdale, Utah, Joyce Murran of Kingston, Judy Murran of Columbus, Ohio, and Charles H. Murran Jr. of Saugerties; a step-daughter, Jill Toole of Palenville; six grandchildren, Olivia Clare Barclay, Meaghan Barclay, Andrew Barclay, Wesley Barclay, Rileigh Toole and Earl James Bennett; a sister, Doris Porter of Poughkeepsie; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Irene Butler.
Services were on Thursday at Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home in Catskill.
Private cremation was made at the Albany Rural Crematorium.
The family encourages everyone to consider organ donations in her memory.
Raymond E. Davis
Orthopedic Emply., 24
Raymond E. Davis of Walden, an employee of Orthopedic Associates of Dutchess County and a lifelong area resident, died Saturday, January 17, 2004, in Walden. He was 24 years of age.
The son of Raymond Decker and Patricia Charles, he was born May 16, 1979, in Middletown.
He is survived by three sisters, Darla Mann and Tiffany Primus, both of Walden, and Della Rodriquez of South Fallsburg; two step-fathers, Abner Mann of Philadelphia, Pa., and Joseph Primus of Walden; a niece, Wynter Primus; an uncle, William Spencer and his wife, Sherry, of Pennsylvania.
Services were held Wednesday evening at the Gridley-Horan Funeral Home in Walden.
Cremation was made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Bernard "Bruce" Silverman of South Fallsburg, a respected attorney, died January 21, 2004, at his home. He was 73 years of age.
The son of the late Izzy and Celia Silverman, he was born October 1, 1930, in Pittsburgh, Pa.
He spent most of his life in Sullivan County where he graduated from Fallsburg High School. After serving in the United States Army, he attended and graduated from the University of Missouri, continuing his studies at the University of Missouri Law School.
Mr. Silverman had a long and distinguished career as an attorney, eventually becoming a partner with the late Lazarus Levine, in one of the area's most respected law firms, Levine, Silverman, Jaffe and Klein in Liberty. At various times, he was school attorney, town attorney and he represented other public interests. He remained an active lawyer at his offices in Liberty until the time of his passing.
He was a member of the Town of Fallsburg Lions Club, B'nai B'rith, the South Fallsburg Hebrew Association and the Sullivan County Bar Association, among other organizations.
Mr. Silverman is survived by a large family of friends, neighbors and co-workers, including Herbie and Carolyn Gold and their children, Ian and Gillian; Ellen and Murray Bresky and their children, Lisa, Stacey and Debbie; Ira and Ruby Gold and their children, Adam and Ilana; his next door neighbor and friend, Harold Gold and his late wife, Pearl; Morris Gold, Raymond and Judy Gold, Barry, David and Pat Gold, Michael and Vicki Gold; his caregiver, Opal Bruce; and his nemesis extraordinaire, Stewart Rosenberg. He was predeceased by his friend and companion of many years, Martha Gold.
Services were held Thursday at the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello with Rabbi Isaac Gott-lieb officiating.
Burial was made in the South Fallsburg Hebrew Association Cemetery in Glen Wild.
Memorial contributions may be made to the South Fallsburg Hebrew Association Synagogue, South Fallsburg, N.Y. 12779.
Ret. Dock Bldr., 75
Eugene Shiffman of White Lake, a retired union dock builder and carpenter in New York City and a longtime area resident, died Tuesday, January 20, 2004, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 75 years of age.
The son of the late Joseph and Anna Levine Shiffman, he was born July 26, 1928, in Monticello.
Mr. Shiffman was a longtime Scout Master, a life member and a former Fire Policeman of the Kauneonga Lake Fire Department, and a longtime member of Temple Beth-El.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Bernice Yabek Shiffman, at home; two son, Dr. Mitchell Shiffman and his wife, Lori, of Virginia, and Kevin Shiffman of Syracuse and his daughter and her husband, Jody and Wai Ming Wong of Layton, Utah; a sister and brother-in-law, Edith and Irving Glass of Tempe, Ariz.; a brother-in-law. Dr. Steven Yabek of New Mexico; nine grandchildren, Joshua, Ben, Rachel, Nathan, Ryan, Justin, Taylor, Evan and Adam; and five nieces.
Funeral services were held Thursday at the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello with Rabbi Irwin Tanenbaum officiating.
Burial was made in the Temple Beth-El Cemetery in Bethel.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Kauneonga Lake Fire Department or Tempel Beth-El, both at Kauneonga Lake, N.Y. 12749.
Tax Auditor, 49
Renee Sugarman Monico of Orlando, Fla., a tax auditor for the State of Florida, died Tuesday, January 13, 2004, after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was 49 years of age.
The daughter of Melvin and Elaine Sugarman, she was born September 5, 1954, in Monticello.
A 1972 graduate of Monticello High School, she received degrees from Orange County Community College in Middletown and from Rollins College in Florida.
Mrs. Monico is survived by a son, Nicholas Monico of Orlando, Fla.; her parents of Indian Harbour Beach, Fla.; two sisters, Marleen Flint of Allen, Tex., and Beth Sugarman of Brockport; a brother, Randy Sugarman of Midlothian, Va.; three nephews, Christopher and Scott Flint of Allen, Tex., and Travis Flint of Cranston, R.I.; two nieces, Stephanie and Amanda Sugarman, both of Midlothian, Va.; four uncles, Isadore Rosen of Monticello, David Rosen of Georgia, Arthur Sugarman of Monticello and Stanley Sugarman of Succasunna, N.J.; 10 cousins; and a grand-nephew.
No information was submitted pertaining to services.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 6725 Lyons St., P.O. Box 7E, East Syracuse, N.Y. 13057.
Ret. School Employee
Hildegarde C. Friscia of Montgomery, a 1987 retired employee of the Clarkstown School System, died Tuesday, January 20, 2004, at the Horton campus of the Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown.
A former resident of New City and Pomona in Rockland County from 1962 to 2001, she moved to Orange County in 2001. She was the widow of John Friscia who died in 2002.
Mrs. Friscia was a vice president and executive assistant for the Ramapo Sign Service in Spring Valley for over 15 years and retired in 1999. She was a member of St. Augustine's Church, a member of the Catholic Big Sisters, and an avid Yankee fan.
In a family statement, it was said, "Mrs. Friscia will be remembered as a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother. She will also be remembered for her strong will, tenacity and witty sense of humor. She will be deeply missed by all who loved her."
She is survived by two sons, John P. and his wife, Maria Friscia, of Piermont, and Paul A. Friscia and his companion, Debra Bostic, of Bloomingburg; two daughters, and sons-in-law, Christina M. and Monroe Hale of New Hampton and Marie C. and Michael Zavodsky of Montgomery; two sisters, Helen Scott Deperto of Pennsylvania, and Anita Yelk of New Jersey; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Lucy and John Naradzay; nine grandchildren, Monroe, Christopher, Angela, Paulie, Alex, Matthew, Juliana, Victoria and Ron. She was predeceased by a brother, John Langmaack.
Friends may call at the Higgins Funeral Home in New City on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday at St. Augustine's Church in New City.
Burial will be made in St. Anthony's Cemetery in Nanuet.
Memorial contributions may be made to any children's charity or the charity of one's choice.
Ret. Carpenter, 91
George E. Kretzmer of Glen Wild died Wednesday, January 21, 2004, at his home. He was 91 years of age.
The son of the late Richard and Louise Thoma Kretzmer, he was born August 8, 1912, in Jersey City, N.J.
A World War II veteran of the United States Army, he was a member of Local Carpenter's Union # 15 in New Jersey. Mr. Kretzmer was an exempt member of the New Milford Fire Co., a member of the New Milford Athletic Association, a charter member of the BPOE Lodge in Paramus, N.J.; and an exempt member of the Paramus Fire Department. He attended both the Presentation Church in Upper Saddle River, N.J., and St. Peter's Church in Monticello.
In a family statement, it was said, "George lived by the saying, 'Do the best you can with what you've got.'"
He is survived by his wife, Catherine F. Hautau Kretzmer, at home; a daughter, Catherine Carpenter, at home; three grandchildren, Greg Kucher and Phillip Kucher, both of Glen Wild, and Jillian Kucher of Rock Hill; a great-granddaughter, Katelyn; several nieces and nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. He was predeceased by six brothers and sisters.
Friends may call at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 195 Broadway, Monticello.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Peter's Church, Broadway and Liberty St., Monticello, with the Rev. Robert Ginel officiating.
Burial will be made in St. Peter's Cemetery in Monticello.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Monticello Volunteer Ambulance Corps or the Monticello BPOE Lodge #1544, both at Monticello, N.Y. 12701; the Mountaindale Ambulance Corps, P.O. Box 203, Mountaindale, N.Y. 12763; or the Glen Wild Animal Rescue, Glen Wild, N.Y. 12738.