March 19, 2004
Antique Dealer, 90
Hortense B. Reinshagen of Liberty, an active antiques dealer at the Treasure Box in Liberty, died Monday, March 15, 2004, at her home. She was 90 years of age.
The daughter of the late Henry and Hannah Paneth Bases, she was born January 31, 1914, in New York City. She was the widow of Durwood "Duke" Reinshagen who died in 2001.
In a family statement, it was said, "We often summarize one's entire life with a list of careers and organizations one belonged to of which Mom had plenty of over her life span but our Mom would prefer to be remembered as a very special person loving wife, mother and best friend a one-of-a-kind person who will not be forgotten. Family friends described her as a 'Truly Great Lady.' We will all miss her."
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Fred Edwards of Liberty; a son, Donald Reinshagen of Liberty; a granddaughter Heather Reinshagen; and several cousins. She was predeceased by a sister, Ethel, a brother, George Bases, and a niece, Jeanette Reed.
Services were private.
Burial was made in the Liberty Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements were by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Liberty.
Florence Strauss of South Fallsburg and Delray Beach, Fla., a homemaker and a longtime area resident, died Sunday, March 14, 2004, at Hospice by the Sea in Boca Raton, Fla. She was 85 years of age.
The daughter of the late Joseph and Dora Cohen, she was born May 4, 1918, in New York City. She was the widow of Ivan "Buster" Strauss who died in 1974.
Mrs. Strauss is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Dr. Russell and Myrna Strauss of Monroe and Dr. Theodore and Madelyn Strauss of Boca Raton, Fla.; her longtime companion, Aaron Denenberg of Delray Beach, Fla., formerly of Woodridge; five grandchildren, Kim Murtie, Julie Steinberg, Julie Holmes, Debra Roberts and Heather Throne; and six great-grandchildren, Joseph, Nicholas, Samantha, Alison, Olivia and Andrew.
Services were held Thursday at the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello with Rabbi Irving Goodman officiating.
Burial was made in the Workman Circle #281 Cemetery in Glen Wild.
Ret. Baker, 90
Lucille Corey of Danville, N.J., a retired baker for the Black Bear Restaurant in Paterson, N.J., and a former resident of Greeley, Pa., died Monday, March 15, 2004, at the Regency Grand Nursing Home in Dover, N.J. She was 90 years of age.
The daughter of the late Joseph and Beatrice Marshall Cabrall, she was born September 28, 1913, in Camp Gaw, N.J. She was the widow of Edward W. Corey.
Mrs. Corey is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Brenda Joyce and Richard Fluharty of Denville, N.J.; a son, Frank, J. Figora of the state of Florida; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by several brothers and sisters.
Graveside services and burial will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday at the Glen Spey Cemetery with Jack Latini officiating
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Assoc., NYS Memorial Processing Center, P.O. Box 41160, Hartford, Conn. 06150 or to the Alzheimer's Association, Mid-Hudson Chapter, 22 Freedom Rd., Suite 102, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 12603.
Betty Anne Salvato
Betty Anne Salvato of Monroe, a homemaker and a 32-year area resident, died Friday, March 12, 2004, at the Orange Residential Health Care Facility in Goshen. She was 64 years of age.
The daughter of the late Joseph and Bertha Donat Novotny, she was born May 12, 1939, in New York City.
She is survived by her husband, Anthony M. Salvato of Monroe; four daughters, Robin Anne Pierre of Pine Bush, Catherine Anne Lloyd of Bloomingburg, Christine Anne Salvato of Monroe and Elizabeth Anne Salvato of Monroe; and five grandchildren.
A Funeral Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. on Saturday in Sacred Heart Church, 26 Still Rd., Monroe with the Rev. Carl D. Johnson officiating.
Burial will be made in St. Anastasia Cemetery in Harriman.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Assoc., Wisner Professional Building, 419 E. Main St., 3rd Floor, Suite 309, Middletown, N.Y. 10940.
Alvin M. Lasky
Ret. Auto Dealer, 81
Alvin M. Lasky of Monticello, a longtime resident and the owner/ operator of the former Lasky Chevrolet-Olds automobile dealership in Monticello, died Monday, March 15, 2004, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 81 years of age.
The son of the late Max and Gertrude Grossman Lasky, he was born October 14, 1922, in Brooklyn.
A World War II veteran, he was a graduate of New York University. After he sold the car dealership, Mr. Lasky became a social worker for Sullivan County.
Mr. Lasky was a member of the Jewish War Veterans Post #684 in the state of Florida. He was also a member of Landfield Avenue Synagogue in Monticello and Congregation Aitz Chaim in West Palm Beach, Fla., where he spent his winters.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Ruth Lasky, at home; a son and daughter-in-law, Laurence and Rose Lasky of Dayton, Ohio; a daughter and son-in-law, Gerri Zhava and Yitschak Rudomin of Brooklyn; a son-in-law, Len Tischler of Pennsylvania; and eight grandchildren, Lauren Tischler, Michael Tischler, Dovid Rudomin, Rochel Rudomin, Miriam Rudomin, Yehoshua Rudomin, Nechama Rudomin and Ashley Lasky. He was predeceased by a daughter, Jill Tischler, who died in 1999, and two sisters, Grace Schrier Schwimmer and Irma Franklin.
Services were held Tuesday at the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello with Rabbi Ben Zion Chanowitz officiating.
Burial was made in the Landfield Avenue Cemetery in Monticello.
Shiva will be observed at the Lasky home in Monticello.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Landfield Avenue Synagogue, Landfield Avenue, Monticello, N.Y. 12701 or to Congregation Aitz Chaim, 2518 N. Haverhill Rd., West Palm Beach, Fla. 33417.
Ret. Bookkeeper, 74
Janice Rubin, a 44-year resident of Sackett Lake and a retired bookkeeper for Passintino Printing Company in New York City, died Sunday, March 14, 2004, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 74 years of age.
The daughter of the late Samuel and Gertrude Wallner Kaplan, she was born June 18, 1929, in New York City.
She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Maurice Rubin, at home; a daughter and son-in-law, Hillary and James Ratigan of Whitestone; a son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Jeffrey and Sandy Rubin of Albuquerque, N. Mex.; a brother and sister-in-law, Herbert and Eppie Kaplan of Livingston Manor; a sister and brother-in-law, Elaine and Morton Graff of Monticello and the state of Florida; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, George and Marion Zeigman of the Bronx; a sister-in-law, Helen Rubin of New York City; seven grandchildren, Jason, Mackenzie, Sidney, Lexie, Jessie, Craig and Taylor; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services and burial were held Wednesday at the Workman Circle #281 Cemetery in Glen Wild with Rabbi Irwin Tanenbaum officiating.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello.
John Tolliver Jr.
John Patrick Tolliver Jr., the newborn son of Amy Smith and John Tolliver Sr. of Middletown, died one hour after he was born at the Horton campus of the Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown on March 12, 2004.
He is also survived by two brothers, Averi and Jordan, at home; two sisters, Alaysia of Middletown and Taylor of Maryland; his grandparents, Pamela Smith and Dominick Picciano of Wurtsboro and Richard and Obdulia Tolliver of Middletown; four uncles, Phil Tolliver and his wife, Yvonne, Glen Tolliver and his girlfriend, Nicole Dalton, Michael Perkins and his wife, Cathy, and Bruce Tolliver and his wife, Phyllis; a cousin, Christian Tolliver; and extended family members.
Services were held at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Wurtsboro on Wednesday.
Burial was made in the Bloomingburg Rural Cemetery.
Emply. of NYC DWS, 38
Michael Adam Kocijanski of Grahamsville, an employee of the Department of Water Supply for the City of New York, died Saturday, March 13, 2004, at the Danbury Hospital in Connecticut. He was 38 years of age.
The son of Ted and Pauline Kocijanski, he was born August 5, 1965, in Liberty.
He is survived by his parents; two brothers and sisters-in-law, John and Theresa Kocijanski of Monticello and Jim and Fran Kocijanski of Reno, Nev.; two nieces, Katherine and Meghan; and other relatives.
Services were held Thursday at the United Methodist Church in Grahamsville with Pastor Lorraine Ackerman officiating.
Burial was made in the Grahamsville Rural Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church, Grahamsville, N.Y. 12740 or to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 628, Monticello, N.Y. 12701.
John K. Innis
Ret. Blaster, 75
John K. Innis, an 8-year resident of Phillipsport and a retired blaster for Local 17, died Monday, March 16, 2004, at his home after a long illness. He was 75 years of age.
The son of the late Weygant and Mary Clark Innis, he was born May 24, 1928, in Newburgh.
He graduated from Newburgh Free Academy and was a member of the Marine Corps. A member of the Maybrook Rod and Gun Club, he loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman.
He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Craig and Ann Innis of Boston, Mass., and Raymond and Heather Innis of Phillipsport; two daughters, Patty Karabellas of Marlboro and Maureen Langer and her husband, Roy, of Highland; a special friend, Bonnie Thorpe-Smith; two sisters, Jean Stewart of Walden and Ruth Tighe of Newburgh; eight grandchildren, Raymond Jr., Eric and Craig Innis, Taso and Jesse Karabellas, Chris Bonowski, Nicole Langer, and Kyle Innis; a great-granddaughter, Paige Innis; and many nieces and nephews. Mr. Innis also leaves behind his dogs, Nip and Brit. He was predeceased by a brother, Hugh "Bill" Innis; and a granddaughter, Amy Innis.
Cremation was made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hematology and Oncology Dept. of the Stratton VAMC, 113 Holland Ave., Albany, N.Y. 12208.
Snyder J. Gage Jr.
Ret. From Oil Co., 91
Snyder James Gage Jr. of the Town of Newburgh, a retired employee of Abbott & Mills Oil Company in Newburgh, died Wednesday, March 17, 2004, at the Cornwall Hospital. He was 91 years of age.
The son of the late Snyder James Sr. and Emma Lamb Gage, he was born April 30, 1912.
Mr. Gage was a graduate of Newburgh Free Academy and attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He was a World War II Marine veteran and was with the first Marine Division to land at Guadalcanal. He was a member of the American Legion, a lifetime member of the Orange Lake Fish and Game Club and the Catskill Fly Fishing Association in Livingston Manor. He was an avid fisherman.
He is survived by his wife, Helen Donahue Gage, at home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sheila and Arthur Nugent of Newburgh and Sharon and John Tarolli of Pine Bush; four grandchildren, Trisha Nugent, Ryan Gage Nugent, Jay Gage Tarolli and Sister Mary Bardin; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two sisters, Harriet Mills and Louise O'Dell, and a brother, Herbert Gage.
Services were private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum, P.O. Box 1295, Livingston Manor, N.Y. 12758 or to the Cornwall Hospital, Laurel Ave., Cornwall, N.Y. 12518.
Alice J. Zurla, 74
Ret. Owner of Motel
Alice J. Zurla, a former eight-year resident of Livingston Manor and the retired co-owner/proprietor of the Willowemoc Motel in Livingston Manor, died Wednesday, March 17, 2004, at the Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan. She was 74 years of age.
The daughter of the late Sarkis and Mary Sedifian Margosin, she was born July 2, 1929, in Watertown, Mass.
Mrs. Zurla was a member of St. Aloysius R.C. Church in Livingston Manor and a member of the Auxiliary of the Legion of Mary of the church.
She is survived by her husband, Alfred P. Zurla, at home; four children, Gregory Zurla of Tompkins Cove, Theodore Zurla of Stony Point, Alan Zurla of Congers and Tina Roeder of New City; 11 grandchildren, Jeffery, Jacqueline, Nicole, Kacy, Marc, Kimberly, Jerry, T.J., Amanda, Anthony and Lindsay; a sister, Margaret Rimson of Watertown, Mass.; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the T.J. McGowan Funeral Home, 113 Lake Road East, Congers, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
A Funeral Mass will be offered at St. Paul's R.C. Church, in Congers on Saturday at 10 a.m.
Burial will be made in the Rockand Lake Cemetery in Congers.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Aloysius R.C. Church, Livingston Manor, N.Y. 12758.
Messages of condolences will reach Mr. Zurla and his family at 27 Forest Dr., Garnerville, N.Y. 10923.
Mary Pantuso of Narrowsburg, a homemaker and a 10-year area resident, died Wednesday, March 17, 2004, at the Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale, Pa. She was 91 years of age.
The daughter of the late Antonio and Geraldine Capolungo Imbelloni, she was born June 7, 1912, in Manhattan.
She is survived by two children, Geraldine Del Priore of Narrowsburg and John Pantuso of Milwaukee, Wisc.; a brother, Elia Imbelloni of Brooklyn; four grandchildren, Shane Del Priore, Regan Del Priore, Joseph Pantuso and Robert Pantuso; and four great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by two sisters, Lucy Bernsten and Elena Imbelloni.
Cremation was made at the Twin Tiers Crematory in Endicott
A Memorial Mass will be held at a date and time to be announced.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Tusten Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Narrowsburg, N.Y. 12764.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Rasmussen Sons Funeral Home in Narrowsburg.