March 12, 2004
Francis Erlwein, 85
Ret. H.H.F. Farms Emply.
Francis J. "Frank" Erlwein of Callicoon Center, a retired employee of H.H.F. Farms in Jeffersonville and also the Villa Roma Resort in Callicoon, died Tuesday, March 9, 2004, at Achieve Rehab and Nursing Center in Liberty. He was 85 years of age.
The son of the late Bernard J. and Catherine Corkahill Erlwein, he was born January 22, 1919, in Philadelphia, Pa.
Mr. Erlwein was a commissioner of the Callicoon Center Fire District and a member, past chief, past president and past treasurer of the Callicoon Center Fire Department. He was a member of St. George's R.C. Church in Jeffersonville, the Delaware Valley Knights of Columbus and a member of the Jeffersonville Senior Citizens and the Delaware Valley Senior Citizens in Callicoon. A World War II veteran of the U.S. Army, he was a member of the Emmett Turner American Legion Post #276 in Jeffersonville.
He is survived by his wife Dorothy "Dot" Steinhauer Erlwein, at home; seven children and their spouses, Robert Erlwein of Ithaca, Barbara and Lee Winters of Parksville, Joan and Scott Noetzel of Livingston Manor, Susan and Dennis Davison of Selkirk, Diane Erlwein and her fiance, Robert Mattison, of Ferndale, Gary Erlwein and his fiancée, Beatrice Kubenik of Kenoza Lake, and Edward and Kristin Erlwein of Downingtown, Pa.; two brothers, and sisters-in-law, Michael and Adele Erlwein of Jeffersonville and Joseph and Marjory Erlwein of Callicoon Center; a step-sister, Lucille Clark of Irvington; five grandchildren, Stephanie Davison, Scott Davison, Michael Erlwein, Krysta Erlwein and Christopher Erlwein; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his step-mother, Anna Kutger Erlwein.
Friends may call at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Firematic services will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.
A Funeral Mass will be offered at St. George's Church in Jeffersonville at 11 a.m. on Saturday with Father Ignatius Vu officiating.
Burial will be made in Calvary Cemetery in Youngsville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Callicoon Center Fire Department, Callicoon Center, N.Y. 12724 or St. George's Church or the Jeffersonville First Aid Squad, both at Jeffersonville, N.Y. 12748.
Gene L. Dobell
Ret. Mechanic, 62
Gene L. Dobell of Woodbourne, a retired mechanic for the Sullivan County Department of Public Works and a lifelong area resident, died Saturday, March 6, 2004, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 62 years of age.
The son of the late Leo and Myrtle Owens Dobell, he was born April 6, 1941, in Willowemoc.
A Vietnam War veteran, Mr. Dobell served in the U.S. Army from 1963-1965.
He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Laura Balanovich Dobell, at home; a son, Mark Dobell and his fiancée, Jennifer Esposito of Chester; three daughters, Lisa Keen and her husband, Ted, of New Boston, Tex., Valerie Dobell of Jeffersonville, and her fiance Chris Antoniou, and Jessica Dobell of Monticello, and her fiance, James R. Contrys; two brothers, William Daubek of Willowemoc and Henry "Jim" Daubek of Oxford; three sisters, Dorothy Moutoux of Livingston Manor, Alice Daubek of Swan Lake and Myrtle Smith of Liberty; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Cremation was private.
Burial of the cremains will be made on Saturday at the Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery in Liberty, with full military honors.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Oncology Unit at the Catskill Regional Medical Center, Bushville-Harris Rd., Harris, N.Y. 12742.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Liberty.
Ret. RN, 76
Bernice Cohen of Margate, Fla., a retired registered nurse at the former Hamilton Avenue Hospital in Monticello and Community General Hospital in Harris and a longtime area resident, died Sunday, March 7, 2004, at the Fort Lauderdale Health and Rehab Center in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. She was 76 years of age.
The daughter of Harry Joseph and Rose Pressman Flaum, she was born November 8, 1927, in Brooklyn. She was the widow of Gilbert M. Cohen who died in 1988.
Mrs. Cohen was a member of the Mountaindale-Woodridge Hadassah, the Mountaindale PTA, the Hebrew Congregation of Mountaindale, a charter member of Glamoroma, a charter member of the Mountaindale Fire Department First Aid Squad, and a past president of the 6th District of the NYS Volunteer Ambulance and First Aid Association.
She is survived by three sons, Richard M. Cohen of Margate, Fla., Lee B . and his wife, Barbara Cohen, of Hicksville, and Howard J. Cohen of Seattle, Wash; four sisters-in-law, Sylvia Flaum of Deerfield Beach, Fla., Selma Cohen of Bayside, Jeanette Rosen of Las Vegas, Nev., and Toby Cohen of Rockaway Beach; a grandson, David R. Cohen of Hicksville; a granddaughter, Melissa J. Cohen of Hicksville; many nieces, nephews and cousins; and her dearest friends, Francis (Sherman) and David Wohl of Oceanside.
Services were held Wednesday at the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello with Rabbi Irving Goodman officiating.
Burial was made in the Mountaindale Synagogue Cemetery in Glen Wild.
Ret. Foreman, 76
Raymond Urbano of Livingston Manor, a retired foreman for Nuhart Plastic Company in Brooklyn and a longtime area resident, died Tuesday, March 9, 2004, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 76 years of age.
He was born August 12, 1927, in New York City.
A veteran of the U.S. Army serving from January 1952 to November 1953, he was a member of the Floyd Keener American Legion Post #315 in Roscoe, the Amvets Post #315 and a life member of the National Rifle Association. Mr. Urbano was an avid hunter.
He is survived by his wife, Mary T. Engel Urbano, at home; a daughter, Jean Sachko of Ronkonkoma; and a sister, Parma Grayson of Flemington, N.J.
Services were held Thursday at the Harris Funeral Home in Liberty with the Rev. Robert Nadelen officiating.
Burial was made in the Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery in Liberty.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Rose Marie Goda
Ret. Assembly Wkr., 74
Rose Marie Goda of Washingtonville, a retired assembly worker for Avon Products Inc., in Suffern and a lifelong area resident, died Monday, March 8, 2004, at the Nyack Hospital in Nyack. She was 74 years of age.
The daughter of the late Harold and Julia Conklin Tomer, she was born November 22, 1929, in Southfields.
She is survived by her husband, Elvin F. Goda, at home; two sons, Mark Goda of Milanville, Pa., and John Goda of McDonough; three daughters, Laura Marshall of Wurtsboro, Renee Mege of Port Jervis and Patricia Carbaugh of Rock Tavern; three brothers, Miles Tomer of Monroe, Ferris Tomer of Highland Mills and Robert Tomer of Monroe; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Elizabeth Bailey, and a brother, Harold Tomer.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday at the Smith, Seaman and Quackenbush Funeral Home, 117 Maple Ave., Monroe, with the Rev. Kirtland M. Watkins officiating.
Burial will be made in the Cemetery of the Highlands in Highland Mills.
John J. Maher
Bank Asst. Secy., 62
John J. Maher of Barryville, an assistant secretary for Chase Manhattan Bank in New York City, died Tuesday, March 9, 2004, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 62 years of age.
The son of the late John J. and Maryann Breingan Maher, he was born March 16, 1941, in Brooklyn.
Mr. Maher was a member of St. Patrick's R.C. Church in Brooklyn and St. Ann's R.C. Church in Shohola, Pa. He was active with the Boy Scouts for over 30 years and served as Scout Master of Troop 296 in Brooklyn for 10 years. He was also a social member of American Legion Post #27 in Brooklyn.
In a family statement, it was said, "John was a very loving husband, wonderful and caring father, brother and grandfather. He was dedicated to scouting and encouraged many boys to become Eagle Scouts. He also enjoyed playing golf in his retirement."
He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Mary "Bonnie" Bonfiglio Maher, at home; a son, John J. Maher III of Brooklyn; a daughter, Theresa Mondelo and her husband, Nicholas, of Harrison, N.J.; a sister, Margaret Dowd of Jackson, N.J; a grandson, Nicholas Mondelo III; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the McLaughlin & Sons Funeral Home, 9620 3rd Ave., Brooklyn, on Friday from 2-5 and 7 to 9 p.m.
A Mass of the Resurrection will be offered at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday at St. Patrick's R.C. Church, 4th Avenue and 95th Street, Brooklyn.
Burial will be made in Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 63, Eldred, N.Y. 12732.
Local arrangements were made by the Gray-Rasmussen Funeral Home in Barryville.
Alice B. Michaels
Retired RN, 86
Alice B. Michaels of West Scranton Pa., a retired registered nurse who was at one time employed at the Monticello Hospital, died Tuesday, March 9, 2004, at the Community Medical Center in Scranton. She was 86 years of age.
The daughter of the late Fayad and Dora George Michaels, she was born January 20, 1918, in Scranton, Pa.
Miss Michaels was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School and the Scranton State Hospital School of Nursing.
She was a member of St. Ann Maronite Church in West Scranton and a member of its Our Lady Queen of Peace Sodality where she was the social secretary.
In a family statement, it was said, "She was a loving sister, a beautiful and precious aunt whose family was the center of her life. She was surrounded by love and deep affection by all who knew her and will be deeply missed. She was a wonderful nurse who was proud of her profession and was a dedicated alumna of the school of nursing."
She is survived by a brother, James J. Michaels of Scranton, Pa.; and several nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, Joseph J. and Albert Michaels and five sisters, Freda Shaer, Abbey Michaels, Anna Deeb, Jessica Palutis and Mary Amodie.
Friends may call on Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Durkan-Cuff-Kearney Funeral Home, 125 N. Main Ave., West Scranton.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home, followed by a funeral liturgy at 10:30 a.m. at St. Ann Maronite Church, corner of North Sumner and Price Streets in West Scranton with the Rev. Francis J. Marini, pastor, and Rev. Alex J. Hazzouri officiating.
Interment will be made in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Scranton, Pa.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Ann Maronite Church, 1320 Price St., Scranton, Pa. 18504 or to the charity of one's choice.
Pierre Carter, 53
Formerly of Falls'bg PD
Pierre Carter of Spring Valley, Calif., a former resident of South Fallsburg and a former member of the Fallsburg Police Department, died Monday, March 1, 2004. He was 53 years of age.
The son of the late Nathan and Kadie Carter, he was born in Effingham, S.C., on August 1, 1950.
Mr. Carter was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Navy.
In a family statement, it was said, "He will be missed by all who knew him."
He is survived by his companion, Vivian Marie of Spring Valley, Calif.; three daughters, Kisha and Sharone and their mother, Alice, all of Syracuse, and Frances of Spring Valley, Calif.; two granddaughters; two grandsons; four brothers, Rodney, Charles, Nathaniel and Kenneth, all of South Fallsburg; four sisters, Deborah Carter, Lenora Findling, and Lucille Harris of South Fallsburg, and Audrey Julien of Middletown; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Services were held at St. Michael's Church in San Diego, Calif., on Friday. A military service with high honors was held on Saturday.
Cremation was private.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at the Church of God, Route 42, in Fallsburg.