February 10, 2004
Ret. Deli Mgr., 83
Harriet Kaplan, a longtime resident of Monticello with a winter home in Lake Worth, Fla., and a retired manager of the former Kaplan's Delicatessen in Monticello, died Sunday, February 8, 2004, at the Wellington (Fla.) Hospital. She was 83 years of age.
The daughter of the late Charles and Bertha Kuntz, she was born October 17, 1920, in the Bronx.
Mrs. Kaplan is survived by her husband of almost 60 years, Ben Kaplan, a columnist for the Sullivan County Democrat, at home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sari and Joel Mittleer and Ricki and Steven Lacy; four grandchildren, Tracey Daniels and her husband, Jason, of Queens, Mara Epstein and her husband, Eric, of Manhattan, and Emma and Carly Rothfeld, both of Boston, Mass.; four sisters-in-law, Ellen Kaplan of Bardonia, Temmy Kaplan of Margate, Fla., Irene Fritsch and her husband, Robert, of Sarasota, Fla., and Rebecca Kaplan of Monticello; and six nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother Bernard Kuntz.
Services were held at Menorah Gardens in Florida.
Services will be held at the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home, 186 Broadway, Monticello, on Thursday at 1 p.m
Burial will be made in the Landfield Avenue Synagogue Cemetery in Monticello.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Cards of condolence will reach Mr. Kaplan at 729 Nantucket Circle, Lake Worth, Fla. 33467-2782.
Edna M. Koenig
Ret. Payroll Clerk, 80
Edna Mae Koenig of Bloomingburg, a retired senior payroll clerk for Camloc in Paramus, N.J., died Wednesday, February 4, 2004,, at the Horton campus of the Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown. She was 80 years of age.
The daughter of the late Frederick and Edith Agnes Fellows Zukschwerdt, she was born July 20, 1923, in New York City.
Mrs. Koenig was a founding member and past president of the Bloomingburgh Restoration Foundation, a former Bloomingburg tax collector and village clerk and a former owner of Amber Life Mobile Home Park. She had also taught Sunday School at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church.
She is survived by her husband, William J. Koenig, at home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Edna and William Fedun of Wurtsboro and Edie and Mike Rafferty of Circleville; four grandchildren, William Fedun Jr. and his wife, Trisha, of New Hampton, Elissa Skala and her husband Frank, of Bloomingburg, and Kaitlyn and Megan Rafferty of Circleville; three great-grandchildren, Bailey, Lynn and Madison Fedun of New Hampton; and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Monday at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Liberty.
Burial was made in George Washington Cemetery in Paramus, N.J.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Guild of St. Margaret, 10 Depot St., Middletown, N.Y. 10940.
Robert D. Lybolt I
Ret. Truck Driver, 79
Robert Denton Lybolt I of Glen Spey, a retired truck driver for ProVan and Dairymen's League, died Wednesday, February 4, 2004, at his home. He was 79 years of age.
The son of the late Edward and Osamae Denton Lybolt, he was born May 10, 1924, in Howells.
A World War II veteran of the Army Air Corps, he was the recipient of the Purple Heart. He was a member of the Shawanga Mountain Memorial Post No. 4947, Veterans of Foreign Wars, in Bloomingburg; a member of the Phoenix Engine Company #4 in Middletown; a member of Teamster Local 445; and a member of the United Church of Christ at New Vernon.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mildred Horton Lybolt, at home; 10 children and their spouses, Bonnie and Doug Culhane of Newburgh, Robert II and Cindy Lybolt of Middletown, Ronald and Mary Lybolt of Glen Spey, Connie and Daniel McGuire of Otisville, Richard and Mary Lybolt of Glen Spey, Barbara Lybolt, at home, Jane and Trevor Meckle of Narrowsburg, Rocky Ford of Middletown, Betty and Doug Fiore of Arizona and Guy and Cheryl Ford of Florida; a son-in-law, Harold Daktar of Middletown; 33 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a daughter Donna Daktar.
Burial of the cremains will be made in the spring.
Memorial contributions may be made to United Church of Christ at New Vernon, Howells, N.Y. 10932.
Evelyn R. Newell
Retired LPN, 74
Evelyn Ruth Newell of Milford, Pa., a retired licensed practical nurse for Yonkers General Hospital, died Wednesday, February 4, 2004, at the Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis. She was 74 years of age.
The daughter of the late Otto and Anna Marie Schurr Arleth, she was born October 31, 1929, in Sayerville, N.J.
She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Jerry F. Newell, at home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry and Diane Newell of Walden and Otto and Jeanne Newell of Matamoras, Pa.; three daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn and Frank Polera and Darlene and Thomas Panagulis, all of Montgomery, and Melodie and Manuel Leon of Narrowsburg; 19 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Services and burial were private.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Milford, 308 Broad St., Milford, Pa. 18337.
Joseph Sparks Jr., 62
Joseph Sparks Jr. of Loch Sheldrake died Monday, February 2, 2004, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 62 years of age.
The son of the late Joseph Sr. and Lula Jones Sparks, he was born July 10, 1941, in Uniontown, Ala.
He is survived by his wife, Lottie Sparks, at home; a son, Joseph Sparks III of Huntsville, Ala.; a daughter, Yolanda Sparks-Igbail of Woodridge; six grandchildren, Cherry, Sierra, Nehemiah, Samuel, Domnique and Kenneth; nine brothers and sisters; several nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts and other relatives and friends.
Services were held Monday at the Ellenville Seventh Day Adventist Church in Ellenville with Pastor David Cuke officiating.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home.
Doris M. Turner
Ret. Store Clerk, 74
Doris M. Turner of Glen Spey, a retired clerk for the Great American Food Store in Port Jervis and a lifelong area resident, died Friday, February 6, 2004, at the Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis. She was 74 years of age.
The daughter of the late LeRoy and Florence Lester Turner, she was born July 28, 1929, in Port Jervis.
Miss Turner was a member of the Drew United Methodist Church in Port Jervis, a member of AARP and a member of The Daughters of America.
She is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Mildred Turner of Port Jervis; five nieces, Charlotte Carr of Bloomingburg, Alice Horton of Middletown, Janey Beck of York, Pa., Carolyn Owen of Port Jervis and Susan Christiano of Owego; five nephews, Steven Turner of Port Jervis, Wilson Turner of Ocala, Fla., Edwin Anderson and his wife, Norma, of Glen Spey, Ronald Turner of Allentown, Pa., and David Turner of Ft. Wayne, Ind. She was predeceased by three brothers and two sisters.
Services were held Monday at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home in Port Jervis with the Rev. Emil Winkelspecht officiating.
Burial was made in the Pine Bush Cemetery in Kerhonkson.
James Jim Dauch
Ret. Carpenter, 66
James Edward "Jim" Dauch of Millsboro, Del., a retired carpenter and a former Roscoe resident, died Wednesday, February 4, 2004, at his home. He was 66 years of age.
The son of the late George and Viola Baker Dauch, he was born May 31, 1937, in Roscoe.
A veteran of the U. S. Army, Mr. Dauch was a member of American Legion Post #28 in Oak Orchard, Del. He was a graduate of Roscoe Central School.
He is survived by his wife, Antonia J.W. Dauch, at home; two daughters, Jennifer Book of Strasburg, Pa., and Christine Dauch-Webber of Coshocton, Ohio; a brother and sister-in-law, Russell and Nancy Dauch of Roscoe; and two grandchildren.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the Melson Funeral Home in Millsboro, Del.
Interment will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Local arrangements were made by the Harris Funeral Home in Roscoe.
Ruth E. Dicks
Ret. Motel Clerk, 79
Ruth E. Hagenow Dicks of Mongaup Valley, a 36-year area resident and motel clerk for the Heritage Inn in Monticello for over 20 years, died Wednesday, February 4, 2004, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris, after a short illness. She was 79 years of age.
The daughter of the late Otto and Lisabeth Hagenow, she was born January 25, 1925, in Hamburg, Germany. She was the widow of Clifford Dicks who died June 1, 1994.
Coming to the United States as a young girl with her family, she was a graduate of the former Damascus (Pa.) High School, at the age of 16.
She moved to Brooklyn and worked in electronics for the Bulova Watch Co. and Markite Electronics.
In a family statement, it was said, "Ruth enjoyed reading, which was her favorite hobby and her one great pleasure. She was an animal lover who spoiled her pets. She was independent and lived life to the fullest working and driving up to the time of her illness."
She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, William C. and Terri Wood of Lawton, Okla., and Bruce C. and Darla Wood of Mongaup Valley; three grandchildren, Brian Wood of Lawton, Okla., Jessica Pruden of Ft. Hood, Tex., and David Bollinger and his wife, Tiana, of Ft. Stewart, Ga.; four great-grandchildren, Caleb Wood, Ethaniel Pruden, Payton Bollinger and Shasta Bollinger; three brothers-in-law and two sisters-in-law, John and Rose Dicks of White Lake, Michael "Russell" and Lorraine Dicks of Lititz, Pa., and Nelson Dicks of New Hampshire; two sisters-in-law, Violet Yates of Arizona and Eileen Connelly and her husband, John, of Wyoming; countless nieces and nephews; and dear friends, Scott McBride of Liberty and Zygmunt "Ziggy" Gayda of South Amboy, N.J., who she loved like sons, Peggy Hulse of Monticello and Bill Baer. She was predeceased by a brother, Carl H. Hagenow, and a sister, Alice Moore.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday at the Ramsay's Funeral Home, 3534 Route 55, Kauneonga Lake.
Burial will be made in the Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery in Liberty.
Frieda Nordenhold of Beach Lake, Pa., a homemaker and a 60-year area resident, died Saturday, February 7, 2004, at the Ellen Memorial Health Care Center in Honesdale, Pa. She was 92 years of age.
The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank, she was born August 13, 1911, in Uthlede, Germany. She was the widow of John M. Nordenhold who died in 1988.
Mrs. Nordenhold was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Narrowsburg and the Lutheran Church Women.
In a family statement, it was said, "She was a terrific homemaker who especially enjoyed baking and gardening. She always took great pride in her flowers."
She is survived by two sons, Fred Nordenhold of Beach Lake, Pa., and Ralph Nordenhold of Alexandria, Va.; a sister, Anna Batjen of Germany; seven grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a brother.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Narrowsburg with the Rev. Phyllis Haynes officiating.
Burial will be made in the Glen Cove Cemetery in Narrowsburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church Stain Glass Window Fund, Narrowsburg, N.Y. 12764.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Rasmussen Sons Funeral Home in Narrowsburg.
Ret. Hosp. Orderly, 77
Alejandro Camacho of Glen Spey, a retired hospital orderly and a former resident of the Bronx, died Thursday, February 5, 2004, at the Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis. He was 77 years of age.
He was born February 28, 1926, in Puerto Rico.
He is survived by his wife, Eva Valazquez Camacho of Glen Spey; a son and daughter-in-law, Harold and Nicole Camacho of Glen Spey; two daughters, Lucy of Buffalo and Lydia of Puerto Rico; and several brothers, sisters and grandchildren.
Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday at the Gray-Parker Funeral Home, 100 East Main St., Port Jervis.
A Funeral Mass will be offered at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, 2158 Watson Ave., Bronx, with the Rev. James Flanagan officiating.
Burial will be made in St. Raymond's Cemetery in the Bronx.
James H. Martin
Ret. Well Driller, 79
James Howard Martin of Bloomingburg, a retired master well driller in Sullivan and Orange counties and in New Jersey, died Thursday, February 5, 2004, at his home. He was 79 years of age.
The son of the late George Howard Sr. and Helen Williams Martin, he was born September 21, 1924 in Sussex, N.J.
A World War II veteran of the U.S. Army, he served in the Battle of the Bulge.
Mr. Martin is survived by his wife, Anne T. O'Haire Martin, at home; a daughter, Pamela Martin of Middletown; a son and daughter-in-law, James Howard Jr and Sandra Martin of Elizabeth City, N.C.; two brothers, Lawrence Martin of the State of Florida and George Martin and his wife, Betty, of Sussex, N.J.; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Morse Funeral Home in Middletown from 2-4 p.m. on Tuesday.
A Service of Remembrance will be held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.
Burial will be made in the Bloomingburg Cemetery.
Gabrielle A. O'Connell of Monticello, a homemaker, died Thursday, February 5, 2004, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 70 years of age.
The daughter of the late Patrick and Brigid Maguire Bates, she was born August 17, 1933, in Dublin, Ireland.
In a family statement, it was said, "She was a loving mother, grandmother and sister."
Mrs. O'Connell is survived by a son, Joseph D. O'Connell of South Fallsburg; two daughters, Cate Bonanno and her husband, Paul, of South Plainfield, N.J., and Bernadette O'Connell of Liberty; two brothers, Liam and Damien, both of Dublin, Ireland; three sisters, Maureen of Woodside and Bernadette and Collette, both of Dublin, Ireland; a granddaughter, Jillian O'Connell of Sunnyside; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Cyril O'Connell, and two brothers, Patrick and Cyril.
Services were held Sunday at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Monticello.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sullivan County Office for the Aging, 100 North St., Monticello, N.Y. 12701.
Barbara T. Graney
Ret. Real Est. Agt., 80
Barbara T. Graney of Modena, who with her late husband Martin "Cookie" Graney had a harness racing stable and trained many winning horses, died Thursday, February 5, 2004, at her home. She was 80 years of age.
She was born August 5, 1923, in Afton.
Mrs. Graney became a real estate agent in 1978 and had a very successful career with Century 21 Country Bumpkin. She worked until May of last year. A graduate of Afton High School, she was the first Dairy Queen of Chenango County and was recognized two years ago at the 60th anniversary celebration.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Martina R. and Robert Sprauer of Modena; three grandchildren, Danielle, Jade and Nicholas, all of Modena; a sister, Ruth Burton of Monticello; a brother and sister-in-law, Frank and Lia Tingley of Afton; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Monday at the Copeland Funeral Home in New Paltz.
Burial was made in the Modena Rural Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Modena Ambulance Corps and Fire Company, Modena, N.Y. 12548 or to Hospice.
Alice M. Adams
Ret. Teacher, 92
Alice Madeline Adams of (Stalker) Equinunk, Pa., a retired school elementary teacher at the Delaware Valley School in Callicoon, died Wednesday, February 4, 2004, at the Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale, Pa. She was 92 years of age.
The daughter of the late Louis and Jennie Young Rauner, she was born in Braman, Pa. She was the widow of Robert Adams who died in 1996.
Mrs. Adams had also taught in the one-room schoolhouses located in South Branch, Braman, Stalker and Tyler HiIl, all in Pennsylvania. She received her teaching degree from Stroudsburg State Teacher's College and Oneonta State Teacher's College.
She was a member of the Pennsylvania and New York Teachers' Association. A very active member of the Braman United Methodist Chruch and its Ladies Aid Society, Mrs. Adams was also a longtime secretary for the Braman Cemetery Association. She and her husband had operated dairy farms in Braman and Stalker.
In a family statement it was said, "She was always interested in her family and in helping everyone when she could."
Mrs. Adams is survived by four sons, William R. Adams of Damascus, Pa., Ralph L. Adams and Robert L. Adams Jr., both of Equinunk, Pa., and Gary Edward Adams of Marshall's Creek, Pa.; 16 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; many great-great-grandchildren; and great-great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a daughter, Donna Marie Adams; two brothers, Leslie Rauner and Frank Rauner; and two sisters, Adelaide Hinaman and Edna Maudsley.
Services were held at the Braman United Methodist Church on Saturday with the Rev. Wilbur Black officiating.
Burial was made in the Braman Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Braman United Methodist Church, Equinunk, Pa. 18417.