February 6, 2004
Edward Cassidy, 78
Ret. Printer's Apprentice
Edward F. Cassidy of Grahamsville, a retired printer's apprentice for the New York Times, died Monday, February 2, 2004, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 78 years of age.
The son of the late John Joseph and Ada Coll Cassidy, he was born May 22, 1925, in Brooklyn.
After his retirement from the newspaper, he worked for the Fallsburg Central School System.
Mr. Cassidy was a veteran of the United States Navy, a devout Catholic and a member of the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Woodbourne.
In a family statement, it was said, "Edward was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and caretaker. He gave joy to all and love to his family. He will be missed forever."
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Marie Cassidy, at home; two sons, Edward and his wife, Judith Cassidy, of Michigan and Michael Cassidy of Grahamsville; four daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and William Bertholf of Divine Corners, Cathy and David Oniffrey of Pound Ridge, Mary and Pravin Singh of Grahamsville and Theresa and Arnold Ackerley of Neversink; a sister, Sr. Mary Stephens (Catherine) Cassidy of Brooklyn; a brother, James Cassidy of New Jersey; and 11 grandchildren, Christopher, John, Benjamin, Nicholas, Stephanie, Patricia, Caroline, Joseph, Matthew, Emily and Joshua. He was predeceased by seven sisters, Rita, Constantina, Helen, Anna, Marie, Adeline and Jean, and a brother, John Cassidy.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. on Friday at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Route 52, Woodbourne, with Fr. John Lynch officiating.
Burial will be made in the Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery in Liberty with full military honors.
Memorial contributions may be made to Divine Mercy Association of Marian, Stockbridge, Mass. 01263-0004.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Woodbourne.
John Flyntz, 87
Ret. NYC Policeman
John Flyntz of Mongaup Valley, a 26-year area resident and a retired policeman for the City of New York, died Thursday, January 29, 2004, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 87 years of age.
The son of the late Frank and Cecelia Bentzig Flyntz, he was born January 30, 1916, in Ridgewood, Queens. He was the widower of Elvira E. Flyntz who died March 31, 2003.
Mr. Flyntz was a member of St. Joseph's Church in Mongaup Valley. He was a World War II Army veteran.
He is survived by a brother, Joe Flyntz of Glendale; a number of nieces and nephews, including Terry, Kathy and Peggy; and a cousin, Rosemary Liburd of British Columbia, Canada.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. on Saturday at St. Joseph's Church in Mongaup Valley with the Rev. Timothy Wiggins officiating.
Burial of the cremains will be made at the Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery in Liberty after the Mass.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 21, at Ramsay's Funeral Home, 3534 Route 55, Kauneonga Lake.
There will be a luncheon after the memorial service. To confirm attendance at the luncheon, please call Rosemary Liburd at 583-6620.
Jamie D. Shay, 29
Jamie D. Shay of Greeley, Pa., died Monday, February 2, 2004, at his home. He was 29 years of age.
The son of William and Wanda Stevens Shay, he was born August 17, 1974, in Portsmouth, Va.
In a family statement, it was said, "He was loved by all that knew him."
He is survived by his mother of Woodbourne; his father of Greeley, Pa.; a son, Nicholas Shay; a brother, Shawn Shay of Minnesota; two sisters, Leah Shay of Monticello and Corey Shay of Liberty; his maternal grandmother, Linda Kalin of Port Jervis; his paternal grandfather, Charles Shay of Matamoras, Pa.; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Memorial services were held at the Stroyan Funeral Home in Milford, Pa., on Thursday with the Rev. Eddie A. Nilsen officiating.
Marion F. Hewlett
Ret. Owner of Garage, 77
Marion Frances Hewlett of Swan Lake, a lifelong area resident and the co-owner with her husband of Ronnie's Garage in Swan Lake for many years, died Tuesday, February 3, 2004, at the Arden Hill campus of the Orange Regional Medical Center in Goshen. She was 77 years of age.
The daughter of the late Lester and Myrtle Kortright Smith, she was born March 16, 1926, in Woodbourne.
In a family statement, it was said, "Marion spent her life helping and serving others."
She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Ronald Hewlett, at home; a son, Ronald Hewlett Jr. of Liberty; a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Gordon Bedell of Monticello; a brother, Lester "Butch" Smith of Woodbourne; a sister, Lorraine Murray of Middletown; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several cousins, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Linda S. Herbert, and a brother, Raymond W. Smith.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at the Ramsay's Funeral Home, 275 S. Main St., Liberty.
Burial will be made in the Laurel Hill Cemetery in White Sulphur Springs.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Swan Lake Fire Department, Swan Lake, N.Y. 12783 or to the charity of one's choice.
Edward J. Guzzo
Ret. Truck Driver, 77
Edward J. Guzzo of Roscoe, a retired truck driver and a longtime area resident, died Tuesday, December 30, 2003, at the Delaware Valley Hospital in Walton. He was 77 years of age.
The son of the late Joseph and Angela Gatti Guzzo, he was born March 7, 1926, in Harlem. He was the widower of Josephine Grella Guzzo who died in 2000.
A World War II veteran of the U.S. Army, he was awarded the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. He was a member of the Floyd Keener American Legion Post #315 and the Harold Wood Post #5911, Veterans of Foreign Wars, both in Roscoe; the Montvale Elks Lodge and was a former member of the Rockland Hose Company. He and his wife were former owners of the Fairway Inn in Roscoe.
He is survived by two sons, Michael Guzzo of Las Vegas, Nev., and Philip Guzzo and his wife, Tammie, of Roscoe; three daughters, Stephanie Guzzo of North Carolina, Juliann Streng and her husband, Michael, of East Meadow, and Giniene Mojica of West Palm Beach, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Harris Funeral Home, Railroad Ave., Roscoe, with the Rev. Daniel L. Hulseapple officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Floyd Keener American Legion Post #315, or the Harold Wood Post #5911, VFW, both at Roscoe, N.Y. 12776.
Ret. Teacher, 77
Winifred Bowman of Bloomingburg, a retired teacher and flying enthusiast, died Friday, January 30, 2004, at the Arden Hill campus of the Orange Regional Medical Center in Goshen. She was 77 years of age.
The daughter of the late Henry G. and Ethel G. Harrington, she was born August 15, 1926, in Brooklyn.
She attended Brooklyn College where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree. She taught at Highland Manor Junior College in New Jersey for one year and then in Spring Valley at Pomona Junior High School for 19 years.
In a statement by her husband, it was said, "Whatever I enjoyed, she did too! When I got my pilot's license, she felt that two pilots were safer than one, and proceeded to earn her license. . . Although we sometimes had to 'sit out' bad weather on the ground, in 20 years of ownership (of a single-engine Cessna airplane) of that one airplane, we never had a single accident! . . . Living in Rockland County during our teaching years, we bought an abandoned farm outside of Bloomingburg (not far from Sha-Wan-ga Valley Airport) as a summer retreat, but soon sold our New City home and moved here full time. This involved commuting to our schools at Spring Valley and Pearl River for 11 years, until our retirement in 1981. . . When I joined the Pine Bush Community Band, Winnie didn't want to be left out, so when the director asked her to beat the bass drum she accepted. She taught herself to read the drum music and became part of the group. The band took part in the Ellenville Flag Day to Fourth of July concerts and parades and summer concerts in the gazebo in Pine Bush, and many other concerts around the area. . . Togetherness was Winnie's strong suit, and she will be sorely missed by her husband and many friends. 'Til death do us part' was our by-word and never has it been more faithfully followed!"
Mrs. Bowman also enjoyed boating and motorcycling. She was a life member of the National Rifle Association with a Rifle Safety Instructor's rating. She and her husband joined the Civil Air Patrol and she organized and ran a target shooting group in the rifle range in the armory where the Orangeburg CAP Cadet Squadron met. She earned the rank of 1st Lieutenant in the CAP.
She is survived by her husband of more than 52 years, Delbert Bowman, at home; two sons, Rodger and his wife, Melody and their three daughters, Genevieve, Elizabeth and Kathleen, all of Derby, Conn., and Robin Bowman of Indian Trail, N.C.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the William Gagan Funeral Home, 1525 Burlingham Rd., Pine Bush.
B. Imogene Reilly
Ret. Court Offc., 93
B. Imogene "Jean" Reilly of Thompson Ridge, a lifelong area resident and a retired 24-year court officer for Goshen, died on her birthday, February 1, 2004, at the Orange County Residential Health Care Facility in Goshen. She was 93 years of age.
The daughter of the late Benjamin and Mary Emma Greaves, she was born February 1, 1911, in Circleville. She was the widow of Charles Reilly.
Mrs. Reilly was a member of the Hopewell Presbyterian Church in Thompson Ridge and a Red Cross Gray Lady volunteer at the Horton Hospital for many years.
She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Margaret A. and David Bush of Smallwood and Barbara M. and Gerald Berry of Circleville; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by three brothers, Walter Greaves, Russell Greaves and Horace Greaves; a sister, Dorothy Regina; and a great-grandson, Henry Irving Cummings.
Private memorial services and burial of the cremains will be made in the spring.
Mildred F. Bound
Ret. Chambermaid, 93
Mildred Frances Bound of Liberty, a lifelong area resident and a retired chambermaid for the Concord Hotel, died Tuesday, February 3, 2004, at her home. She was 93 years of age.
The daughter of the late Miles and Ida Steele Lovelace, she was born May 10, 1910, in Rutherford, N.J. She was the widow of Oliver Leroy Bound who died July 20, 1954.
Mrs. Bound is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, William and Rebecca Bound of Green Bay, Va., and Edward O. and Helen Bound of Liberty; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Antoinette Rising of Liberty, Dora and William Baker of Fishkill, Margaret and Edward Champlin of Liberty and Rae Anne and Thomas Lakin of Sidney; 20 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Ramsay's Funeral Home, 275 S. Main St., Liberty, on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Robert C. Nadelen officiating.
Burial will be made later in the Cooks Falls Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Liberty Elks Lodge #1545, Children's Christmas Fund, c/o Gary Wood, 21 John St., Liberty, N.Y. 12754.
Corrections Offc., 45
Michael J. Hedderman of Napanoch, a corrections officer at the Eastern NY Correctional Facility in Napanoch and a longtime area resident, died February 2, 2004, at his home. He was 45 years of age.
The son of the late Maurice Sr. and Dorothy Miller Hedderman, he was born February 4, 1958, in Staten Island.
Mr. Hedderman was a member of the Ellenville Elks Lodge #1971.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Kirby Hedderman of New Jersey; three sisters, Susan Collicelli of Crofton, Md., Lorraine McCrane of Wurtsboro and Dorothy Pullo of Annapolis, Md.; a brother, Peter Hedderman of Spotsylvania, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Loucks Funeral Home, Route 209, Ellenville, on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Services will be held Friday evening.
Cremation will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Ret. Electrician, 85
Douglas R. Marshall of Wurtsboro and the Bronx, a retired electrician for the NYC Board of Education, died Sunday, February 1, 2004, at the Horton campus of the Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown. He was 85 years of age.
The son of the late John McIvor and Nina Turpin Marshall, he was born December 11, 1918, in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of the American Legion in Wurtsboro.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Rose Sposato Marshall, at home; a daughter, Donna Marshall of Long Island; two nephews; a grand-nephew; a grand-niece; and several cousins.
A chapel service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at the Rose Hills Memorial Park in Putnam Valley, with military honors.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity or church of one's choice.
Funeral arrangements were made by the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Wurtsboro.
Marion E.B. Ross
Marion Elizabeth Blake Ross of Los Altos, Calif., a former resident of Grahamsville, died Tuesday, February 3, 2004, at the Pilgram Haven Healthcare Center in Los Altos, after a long illness. She was 88 years of age.
The daughter of the late Theodore and Elizabeth Rusk Siegman Blake, she was born December 29, 1915, in Maybrook, one of 10 children. She was the widow of Walter Eugene Ross who died after 36 years of marriage.
Mrs. Ross is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Dale and Diane Ross of Sunnydale, Calif., Craig and Patty Ross of Richmond, Va., and Terry and Kathy Ross of Fort Jones, Calif.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by nine brothers and sisters. Mrs. Ross still has younger generation relatives in the Maybrook area.
A Service of Remembrance will be held Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at the Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, 130 Highland Ave., Middletown..
Burial will be made in the family plot in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Middletown.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.