February 17, 2004
Hosea H. Horace
Ret. Carpenter, 81
Hosea Hamilton Horace of Roosevelt, a carpenter and a former longtime resident of Monticello, died Monday, February 9, 2004, at the Franklin General Hospital in Valley Stream. He was 81 years of age. He was the widower of Myrtle Lee Cleveland Horace.
The son of the late Savage and Octavia Smith Horace, he was born October 2, 1922, in Stockton, Ala.
A graduate of Vaughn Junior High School, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Following of the birth of his fifth child in 1954, he and his family moved to Monticello where they were blessed with seven more children. Hosea was baptized in the name of Jesus and filled with the Holy Ghost at Bethlehem Temple under the leadership of the late Pastor Martha Finn. He assisted his Pastor in many capacities as well as serving as superintendent of the Sunday School department. While living in Monticello, Mr. Horace was employed by the Garlick Funeral Home for many years. He was an avid lover of baseball and he and his wife served as foster parents for 17 years. A skillful carpenter, he built a seven-bedroom home for his family. He moved to Roosevelt to live with his daughter in 1992.
He is survived by five daughters, Roberta Horace of Roosevelt, Helen Bonner of Plainville, Conn., Ethel Mason of Rochester, and Virginia Brown and Janette Williams, both of Monticello; three sons, Ruebin Horace of New Mexico, Harold Horace of Schenectady, Gerry Horace of Monticello; a foster-son, William Merchant of South Fallsburg; four nieces, Olivia Armstead of Monticello, Carrie Williams-Hackworth of Mobile, Ala., Eleanor Logan of Chicago, Ill., and Ethel Baker of Baltimore, Md.; six sisters-in-law, Mabel Horace, Lillie Andrews, Anniebell O'Bannon, Louise Massey and Geraldine Cleveland, all of Monticello, and Annie Lee-Kelly of Bayminette, Ala.; two brothers-in-law, Pun Andrews and Grover Cleveland, both of Monticello; 21 grandchildren; and 38 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by six children, Edward, Hosea Jr., Jurdine, Patricia, Leona and Carl, three brothers, Collin, Samuel and Simon and four sisters, Iola, Lavenia, Sarah and Altermease.
Services were held at King's Chapel in Monticello on Saturday with the Rev. Mervin Armstead officiating.
Burial was made in the Rock Ridge Cemetery in Monticello.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Monticello.
Hazel M. Piper, 96
Hazel Maude Piper of Wurtsboro, a retired cook/custodian for the Emma Chase School in Wurtsboro, died Wednesday, February 11, 2004, at the Middletown Park Manor. She was 96 years of age.
The daughter of the late Clarence and Florabel Case Gordon, she was born December 20, 1907, in Oakland Valley. She was the widow of Wesley S. Piper who died in 1958.
Mrs. Piper was a member of the Women's Society of Christian Service (a forerunner of the United Methodist Women) and was a spotter for airplanes during World War II.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Gordon and Bernice Piper of Wurtsboro; a sister, Florence Gordon of Rock Hill; four grandchildren, Vivian Piper, June Horton and her husband, Bo, Patrick Piper and Andrew Piper; two great-grandchildren, Timothy and Amy; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, Andrew and Walter Gordon, and two sisters, Pearl Blenis and Mildred Elliott.
Services were held Saturday at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Wurtsboro, with the Rev. Robert Schwander officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wurtsboro Fire Department, P.O. Box 442, Wurtsboro, N.Y. 12790.
Martin "Marty" Schwartz of Rock Hill, an architect and a longtime area resident, died Saturday, February 14, 2004, at his home. He was 75 years of age.
The son of the late Samuel and Bessie Rubin Schwartz, he was born October 16, 1928, in Brooklyn.
A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, he served from 1951 to 1953. He was a graduate of Stuyvesant High School and the School of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Schwartz was a 40-year member of the Rock Hill Volunteer Fire Department, a past fire commissioner and chairman of the Board of Fire Commissioners, serving from 1983 to 2003. He was also chairman of Temple Sholom Cemetery Committee, a past president of Temple Sholom, a member of Temple Sholom Building Committee, president of the Cerebral Palsy Association of Sullivan County (1972-1976), a founding member and president of the Rock Hill Business and Community Association (1965-1971), committee chairman for Rock Hill Boy Scout Troop 101 (1964-1973), the Advancement Committee Chairman of the Eagle Scout Review Board for Hudson-Delaware Council, Inc., 1968-1974, a member of the Sullivan County Historical Society and the Catskill Art Society. He had been the recipient of many architectural design awards for buildings in Rock Hill, Port Jervis and Monticello and was the founder and publisher of "Rubin Family Shorts and Briefs: The Family Laundry," a semi-annual family newsletter. He was also a member and captain of numerous bowling teams.
In a family statement, it was said, "He was a loving and caring husband and father whose favorite words were 'less is more' and 'there are no problems only solutions.' He was known for his wonderful sense of humor and his delicious meat loaf."
Mr. Schwartz is survived by his wife of 45 years, Sylvia Schwartz, at home; two sons, Clifford and Steven; three sisters-in-law, Charlotte Schwartz, Norma Schraeder and Debby Berger; many nieces and nephews and grand-nieces and grand-nephews; and many dear friends and neighbors. He was predeceased by two brothers, Carl and Stanley Schwartz.
Services were held Monday at the Rock Hill Firehouse with Rabbi Irwin Tanenbaum officiating.
Burial was made in the Temple Sholom Cemetery in Monticello.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Rock Hill Fire Department, Rock Hill, N.Y. 12775; Hospice of Orange and Sullivan County, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550; or Temple Sholom, P.O. Box 664, Monticello, N.Y. 12701.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello.
Joseph Frolio, 47
Joseph L. "Joey" Frolio of Monticello died Thursday, February 12, 2004, at his home. He was 47 years of age.
The son of the late Anthony and Mary Doerbecker Frolio, he was born June 6, 1956, in Brooklyn.
He is survived by a son, Michael, and a daughter, Tiffany, both of the State of Florida; three brothers, Anthony Frolio and his wife, Alice, of Smallwood, Paul Frolio of Monticello and Michael Frolio of Kauneonga Lake; five sisters and their spouses, Carol and Chris Vovchik of Kauneonga Lake, MaryAnn Kennedy of Brooklyn, Lorretta and Chris Van Loan of Kauneonga Lake, and Patricia and John Finelli and Ruth and Adam Rusin, all of Brooklyn; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services were held Saturday evening at the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Woodbourne with Pastor Samuel Sikapizye officiating.
Arthur Keener Jr.
Ret. Truck Driver, 84
Arthur Keener Jr. of Clintondale and Ellenville, a retired truck driver for Channel Master Corp. in Ellenville and a lifelong area resident, died Thursday, February 12, 2004, at the Vassar Hospital in Poughkeepsie. He was 84 years of age.
The son of the late Arthur and Adeline Clyne Keener Sr., he was born May 31, 1919, in Ellenville. He was the widower of Theresa Condor Keener.
He was a World War II veteran of the United States Marine Corps and a life member of the Brownsville, Tex., post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Mr. Keener is survived by three sons, Arthur Keener III of Kerhonkson, Frank, Arthur Keener of Clintondale and Fred Keener of Las Vegas, Nev.; a daughter, Theresa Keener of Roscoe; 10 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several cousins. He was predeceased by a son, John Keener.
Services were held Saturday evening at the Loucks Funeral Home in Ellenville with Pastor Rosemary Keener officiating.
Burial was made in the Fantinekill Cemetery in Ellenville.
Martha J. Terwilliger of Cochecton, a homemaker and a lifelong area resident, died Thursday, February 2, 2004, at her home. She was 75 years of age.
The daughter of David and Margaret Shuman Slater, she was born June 24, 1928, in Narrowsburg. She was the widow of Arthur Terwilliger who died in 1996.
She is survived by a son, Frank Terwilliger of Cochecton; a daughter, Phyllis Johnston of Callicoon; a brother-in-law, Ernest Terwilliger of Moravia; a sister-in-law, Gladys Slater of Jeffersonville; a granddaughter, Karry Johnston; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Rasmussen Sons Funeral Home in Narrowsburg on Saturday, from 1 to 2 p.m.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Phyllis Haynes officiating.
Cremation was made at the Twin Tiers Crematory in Endicott.
Burial of the cremains will be made in the Kenoza Lake Cemetery in the spring.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cochecton Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Lake Huntington, N.Y. 12752.
Esther Dorothea Rosenstreich-Brennan
Infant, 11 Days
Esther Dorothea Rosenstreich-Brennan of Saratoga Springs, the infant daughter of Dana Rosenstreich and Keith Brennan, died Tuesday, January 27, 2004, at the Albany Medical Center. She was 11 days old.
She is survived by her parents and a sister, Althea, all at home in Saratoga Springs; her maternal grandparents, Saul and Susan L. Rosenstreich of Chutchogue; her paternal grandmother, Ann Brennan of Jeffersonville; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Services to celebrate her memory were held February 1 at Temple Sinai in Saratoga Springs.
The family is grateful to Ronald McDonald House where they stayed to be close to her during her illness.
Memorial contributions may be made to Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region, 139 South Lake Ave., Albany, N.Y. 12208-3256.
Walter E. Kiefer
Ret. Truck Driver, 82
Walter E. Kiefer of Hudson, Fla., a retired truck driver for the New York State Highway Department and a former resident of Monticello, died Thursday, February 12, 2004, at the Spring Regional Hospital in Spring Hill, Fla. He was 82 years of age.
The son of the late Louis and Mary Brenise Kiefer, he was born June 23, 1921, in Brooklyn. He was the widower of Christina Kiefer who died June 16, 1990.
Mr. Kiefer was a World War II veteran of the United States Navy.
He is survived by two sons, Walter Kiefer Jr. and Robert Schock, and a daughter, Rose Houth, all of Hudson, Fla.; a granddaughter, Anita Storms; two great-grandchildren, Natasha Vernold and Jordan Storms; five great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 195 Broadway, Monticello, on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. at the funeral home on Thursday.
Burial will be made in the Rock Ridge Cemetery in Monticello.
Willard Shepherd Jr.
Asst. Grounds Super, 42
Willard Lee Shepherd Jr. of Hankins, an assistant superintendent of grounds at the French Woods Golf Course, died Friday, February 13, 2004, at the Community Medical Center in Scranton, Pa., as the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was 42 years of age.
The son of the late Willard Lee Sr. and Mary Elizabeth Hackett Hicks Shepherd, he was born November 5, 1961, in Ellenville.
He is survived by three children, Danielle Shepherd of Fosterdale, Willard Lee Shepherd III of Hankins and Colleen Nicole Clark Shepherd of Callicoon; two sisters, Nora Alice Shepherd of Middletown and Sara Ann Hicks of Monticello.
There will be no visitation.
Cremation was made at the Twin Tiers Crematory in Endicott.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Callicoon.
Ret. NY Tel Oper., 85
Maria L. Schiavone of Liberty, a lifelong area resident and a retired telephone operator for New York Telephone Co. in Liberty, died Wednesday, February 11, 2004, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 85 years of age.
The daughter of the late Edward and Anna Mary Cizik Loria, she was born May 1, 1918, in Brooklyn. She was the widow of John Schiavone who died in 1995.
Mrs. Schiavone was a member of St. Peter's Church in Liberty.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, John E. and Sonia Schiavone of Grafton, Va.; a daughter, Ann Parks of Liberty; a brother, Edward Loria of Staten Island; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Cremation was private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sullivan County Adult Care Family Council, P.O. Box 671, Liberty, N.Y. 12754.
Funeral arrangements were made by Ramsay's Funeral Home in Liberty.
Marie T. Kitz
Marie Elizabeth Taggart Kitz, a former longtime resident of Monticello, died Saturday, February 14, 2004, at St. Anthony's Hospital in Oklahoma City, Okla. She was 83 years of age.
The daughter of the late Charles and Sadie Price Taggart, she was born June 10, 1920, in Monticello. She was predeceased by her husband, Henry J. Kitz, who died September 15, 1997.
Mrs. Kitz is survived by a son, William Kitz of Oklahoma City; two grandchildren, William and Matthew Kitz; a great-granddaughter, Morgan; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Lester Taggart, and a sister, Pearl Koty.
Graveside services will be held in May.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 628, Monticello, N.Y. 12701.
Funeral arrangements were made by the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Monticello.
Vilda I. Lindsley
Vilda I. Lindsley of White Sulphur Springs, a homemaker and a lifelong area resident, died Sunday, February 15, 2004, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 83 years of age.
The daughter of the late A.I. and Rachel O'Dell VanLoan, she was born April 20, 1920, in White Sulphur Springs. She was the widow of Graydon Lindsley who died April 28, 1997.
Mrs. Lindsey was a member of the White Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church and a member of the United Methodist Women of the church.
In a family statement, it was said, "Mom was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She spent her life caring for her family. She later in life was taken care of by her loving son, Paul. She will be missed by us all."
She is survived by three sons, Carl Lindsley and his wife, Patty, and Paul Lindsley, all of White Sulphur Springs, and Douglas Lindsley and his wife, Shirley, of Liberty; two granddaughters, Rachel and Jennifer Lindsley; and several nieces and nephews. The last surviving member of her siblings, she was predeceased by six brothers and sisters.
There will be no visitation.
Funeral services will be held at the White Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church on Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Bridgette LeConey officiating.
Burial will be made in the Laurel Hill Cemetery in White Sulphur Springs.
Memorial contributions may be made to the White Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 308, White Sulphur Springs, N.Y. 12787.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Liberty.