January 30, 2004
May Reiss, 85
May Reiss of Liberty, a retired seamstress and a longtime area resident, died Tuesday, January 27, 2004, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 85 years of age.
The daughter of the late Max and Sara Bialik Shapiro, she was born September 17, 1918, in Poland.
Mrs. Reiss was a longtime member of the Ferndale Synagogue.
She is survived by her husband, Ben Reiss, at home; a son, Allan Reiss and his wife, Dr. Cornelia L. Peckman of Short Hills, N.J.; a daughter and son-in-law, Elisa and Murray Stimler of Bellmore; a brother, Hy Shapiro of Maryland; a sister, Ann Keller of Liberty; and four grandchildren.
Services were held Thursday at the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello with Rabbi Irving Goodman officiating.
Burial was made in the Ferndale Synagogue Cemetery in Parksville.
The family will sit Shiva at Ben's home in Liberty.
Theresa M. Brooks
Ret. Inspector, 85
Theresa M. Brooks of Liberty, a former 33-year resident of Greenfield Park, died Tuesday, January 27, 2004, at the Sullivan County Adult Care Center in Liberty. She was 85 years of age.
The daughter of the late Anton and Sophie Paulo Adam, she was born December 22, 1918, in Lebanon, Pa. She was the widow of Chester Belina Borzymowski Brooks.
Mrs. Brooks was a retired inspector for Uniroyal Corp. in Passaic, N.J., and was the co-owner of Vistula House in Greenfield Park.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Chester S. and Nancy Brooks of Mongaup Valley; a daughter and son-in-law, Regina and John Roscigno of Stevenson Ranch, Calif.; five grandchildren, Jason and Amy Brooks and Marie, John and Christina Roscigno; and a great-grandson, Kyle Brooks Mangabang.
Friends may call at the Ramsay's Funeral Home, 55 St. John St., Monticello, on Friday from noon to 1 p.m.
Services will be held at the funeral home at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Ivan Csete officiating.
Cremation will be made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope with interment of the cremains to be made in Calvary Cemetery in Paterson, N.J., at a later date.
John Babcock Sr.
Truck Driver, 59
John T. Babcock Sr. of Blooming Grove, a truck driver, died Monday, January 26, 2004. He was 59 years of age.
The son of the late Charles and Beverly Alivaro Babcock, he was born June 30, 1944, in Central Nyack.
Mr. Babcock was a member of Monell Engine Company.
He is survived by his wife, Carmella Arturi Babcock, at home; two sons, John Babcock Jr. of Middletown and Richard Babcock of Dingman's Ferry, Pa.; a daughter, Jennifer Babcock of Bloomingburg; four sisters, Charlene Babcock of Central Nyack, Nancy Babcock of Dumont, N.J., Carol Gimino of Brick, N.J., and Beverly Errico of Wurtsboro; six grandchildren; two nieces and a nephew.
Friends may call at the David T. Ferguson Funeral Home, 20 North St., Washingtonville, on Saturday from 3 to 7 p.m.
Services will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Cremation will be private.
Nurse's Aide, 32
Christina "Tina" Almodovar of Liberty, a nurse's aide at Achieve Rehab and Nursing Facility in Liberty and a lifelong area resident, died Sunday, January 25, 2004, at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. She was 32 years of age.
The daughter of Harold Raymond Brown and Audrey Bivins, she was born January 21, 1972, in Liberty.
She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Wald of Loch Sheldrake; her companion, Robert Serano of Liberty; a son, John Almodovar and a daughter, Catarina Almodovar, both of Liberty; three brothers, David Wald, Michael Wald, both of Loch Sheldrake, and Frank Allen of Liberty; a sister, Ellen Marie Bingham of Hurleyville; and three nephews, David Wald Jr., Dominick Sanchez and Christopher Michael Wald. She was predeceased by a brother, Christopher Lee Brown.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. at the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Liberty with the Rev. Robert C. Nadelen officiating.
Burial will be made in the Laurel Hill Cemetery in White Sulphur Springs.
Ret. Postal Clerk, 69
Arline Hufnagel of Napanoch, a retired postal clerk of the United States Post Office in Napanoch and a 43-year area resident, died Monday, January 26, 2004, at the Kingston Hospital. She was 69 years of age.
The daughter the late James and Alexandria Mykulm Kain, she was born January 19, 1935, in Yonkers.
She is survived by her husband, Joseph A. Hufnagel, at home; two sons, Edward J. Hufnagel of Napanoch and Fred J. Hufnagel of Grahamsville; and several grandchildren.
Cremation was private.
ARC Employee, 43
Eugene Joseph Sullivan of Loch Sheldrake, an employee of Sullivan ARC in Monticello, died Sunday, January 25, 2004, at his home. He was 43 years of age.
The son of Eugene A. and Ella G. Spatz Sullivan, he was born May 27, 1960, in Queens.
He is survived by his mother of Queens Village; his father of Long Island; a brother, Kenneth Sullivan; a sister, Nancy Pease and her husband, Jonathan; and two nephews, Daniel and Christopher Pease.
A Memorial Service was held Tuesday at the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Woodbourne with Fr. John Lynch officiating.
Ret. RN, 79
Margaret Mary Barschow of Englewood, Fla., a former longtime resident of Bloomingburg and a retired registered nurse, died Tuesday, January 20, 2004. She was 79 years of age.
She was born May 28, 1924, in Brooklyn.
Mrs. Barschow continued to do home health care in Florida after she retired.
She was a member of St. Raphael's in Engelwood and Our Lady of Assumption Church in Bloomingburg. Mrs. Barschow was also a member of the Council of Catholic Women and volunteered to cook for and organize many church functions, fundraising events and did weekly altar care.
In a family statement, it was said, "In addition to living life as a true caretaker for others, she always put family and friends as her first priority and taught, love, tolerance and peace throughout her life."
She is survived by several nieces and nephews, including Arleen Snyder, Walter Barschow, James Barschow, Robert Barschow and Stephen Barschow; grand-nieces and grand-nephews, Carolyn Murphy, Lori Brooks, Scott Snyder, Cynthia and Christie Barschow, Joseph and Sean Barschow, Stephen Barschow Jr., Stephanie and Fredericka Barschow; a great-grand-niece, Sarah Margaret Murphy; a great-grand-nephew, Brandon Brooks; cousins, John and Ann Ross, William Ross and Eleanor Bennett; and many friends and colleagues in Florida and New York State. She was predeceased by two cousins, Joseph Ross and Marie Barnes.
Services were held in Florida.
A Memorial Mass will be offered on Friday, February 6, at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Assumption Church, High Street, Bloomingburg.
Jane E. Lacaden
Ret. Lit. Evangelist, 84
Jane Edwin Lacaden of Bloomingburg, a former Literature Evangelist in the Philippines, died Sunday, January 25, 2004, at the Horton campus of the Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown. She was 84 years of age.
The daughter of the late Bugnay and Kamgi Edwin, she was born November 19, 1919, in the Philippines, the oldest of 12 children. She was the widow of Victor Lacaden Sr., who died January 25, 1996 after 53 years of marriage.
Mrs. Lacaden was a member of the Seventh Day Evangelist Church of Louisville, Kty.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Moses E. and Cyprienne Lacaden of Randolph, N.J.; a daughter, Maureen Lacaden of Bloomingburg; three brothers, Peter Bugnay Edwin and his wife, Rose, and Max Edwin, both of the Philippines, Galvan Edwin and his wife, Sophie, of Vancouver, Canada; three sisters, Felipa Edwin and Rita Budas, both of the Philippines, and Dolores Quevedo and her husband, Mateo, of Chicago, Ill; seven grandchildren, Ismael, Larry, Mario Jr., Maribeth, Melvin, Roland and Eileen; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by a son, Victor Lacaden Jr., a daughter, Betty Domingo and five brothers, Thomsen Binayan, Roy Edwin, Andrew Edwin, Matthew Edwin and Thomas Edwin.
Friends may call at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 111 Sullivan St., Wurtsboro, on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon and from 2-4 p.m.
Services will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.
Private cremation will be made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Judith K. Gunther
Judith Ann Kriney Gunther of Middletown, a gifted artist, died Sunday, January 25, 2004, after a long illness. She was 53 years of age.
The daughter of Audrey Stiller Kriney and the late Norman J. Kriney Sr., she was born July 1, 1950, in Middletown.
She attended Orange County Community College and the University of Denver as an art major.
In a family statement, it was said, "Judith's extraordinary kindness and compassion left their mark on all of those she touched, as a teacher, artist, mother, grandmother and wife. Her passions in life included her family, the ocean, travel and spending time in the country. Through her endless battle with illness, Judith remained a selfless and beautiful woman; her radiant smile and caring nature moved all those lucky enough to know her."
She is survived by her husband, William Gunther, at home; two daughters, Elizabeth and her husband, James, and Sarah; a son, Adam; her mother; a brother and sister-in-law, Jake and Margie Kriney; an aunt, Joan Stiller; two grandchildren; Alexandra and Maxmillian; her husband's parents, Jacob and Betty Gunther, and a sister-in-law, Aileen Gunther, all of Forestburgh, a brother-in-law, Roy Gunther and his wife, Gina; and nieces and nephews, including Jonathan and Andrew Gunther, Mary Alice, Jacob and Caitlin Gunther, and Jacob, Todd and John Gunther. She was predeceased by a brother, Assemblyman Jake Gunther III, who died in July of 2003.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Wednesday at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Middletown with Fr. Frank Dixon officiating.
Cremation was private.
Nancy J. Zazverskey of Pine Bush, a homemaker and a longtime area resident, died Monday, January 26, 2004, at St. Luke's campus of the St. Luke's-Cornwall Hospital in Newburgh. She was 70 years of age.
The daughter of the late Henry and Daisy Greene Miller, she was born May 2, 1933, in Ridgewood, N.J. She was the widow of Nicholas Zazverskey who died December 1, 1997.
Mrs. Zazverskey was a member of the New Prospect Reformed Church in Pine Bush.
In a family statement, it was said, "She was a beloved aunt to all of her nieces and nephews. She treated them all as if they were her own children."
She is survived by two sisters, Roberta Harper of Montgomery and Beverly Martin of Wurtsboro; two brothers, Henry Miller and James Miller, both of Bloomingburg; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, Fred Miller and Thomas Miller.
Services were held Thursday at the William M. Gagan Funeral Home in Pine Bush with Pastor Paul Rosa officiating.
Burial was made in the New Prospect Cemetery in Pine Bush.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Pine Bush Ambulance Corps, P.O. Box 407, Pine Bush, N.Y. 12566.