April 2, 2004
Anita G. Borden
Retired LPN, 93
Anita G. Borden of Liberty, a lifelong area resident and a retired licensed practical nurse at the former Liberty Maimonides Hospital, died Tuesday, March 30, 2004, at the Roscoe Community Nursing Home. She was 93 years of age.
The daughter of the late Walter and Mary Frances Bischoff Gettel, she was born July 28, 1910, in Lake Huntington. She was the widow of Olney Borden who died in 1983.
Mrs. Borden was a member of the Liberty Presbyterian Church, St. Paul's Senior Citizens, and Revonah-Lincoln Chapter No. 443, Order of the Eastern Star, all in Liberty
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Ardith and Fred Willi of Liberty; two grandchildren, Donna Stoddard and Karen Ishimoto and her husband, Randy; and two great-grandchildren, Kelsey Stoddard and Mckenzie Stoddard. She was predeceased by a grandson, Paul Willi.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at the Ramsay's Funeral Home, 275 S. Main St., Liberty, with the Rev. Richard Bierwas officiating.
Burial will be made in the Liberty Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Liberty Presbyterian Church "General Fund," 81 S. Main St., Liberty, N.Y. 12754.
Ann L. Griffin
Ann Louise Griffin of Jeffersonville, a homemaker, a former employee of IBM and 40-year area resident, died Monday, March 29, 2004, at the Achieve Rehab and Nursing Facility in Liberty. She was 81 years of age.
The daughter of the late Nathan and Georgia Hicks, she was born January 28, 1923, in Brooklyn.
Mrs. Griffin was a communicant of St. George's R.C. Church in Jeffersonville and a former member of the Jeffersonville Senior Citizens.
She is survived by two sons, Charles "Chuck" Griffin and Gerald "Gerry" Griffin; two daughters, Virginia "Ginny" Bernhardt and Carol Kaufmann and her husband, George; a sister, Georgia Krause and her husband, Ralph; and a granddaughter, Jessica Kistler.
Services were held Thursday at the Harris Funeral Home in Liberty with the Rev. Ignatius Vu officiating.
Burial was made in Calvary Cemetery in Youngsville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Assoc, 2 Jefferson Plaza, Suite 102, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 12601, or to the charity of one's choice.
Retiree of Local 32B, 93
Apolonia "Pauline" Mazurkiewicz, an 11-year resident of Scotchtown, a former resident of Ozone Park, and a retired employee of Building Services Local 32B in New York City, died Monday, March 29, 2004, at her home. She was 93 years of age.
The daughter of the late Anthony and Josefa Kowalski, she was born October 8, 1910, in Brooklyn. She was the widow of Stanislaw Mazurkiewicz who died December 7, 1944.
In a family statement, it was said, "Pauline was the matriarch of the family who taught us family values and upheld Polish cultural tradition . . . Your family here loves you and will miss you dearly. God is ready for you now, and waiting with open arms as is your family in Heaven."
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Stanley and Victoria Mazurkiewicz of Scotchtown; three granddaughters and their husbands, Josephine and Markham Pagan of Middletown, Christine and Timothy Werder of Walker Valley and Victoria and Charles Brush of Wurtsboro; three great-grandsons, Timothy Werder Jr., Shane Werder and Andrew Brush; and many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. She was predeceased by three sisters, Genevieve, Catherine and Helen and three brothers, Walter, Chester and Stanley.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9 a.m at St. Paul's R.C. Church, Route 17K, Bullville, with Fr. Patrick McGuigan, O. Carm., officiating.
Burial will be made in Holy Cross Cemetery in Brooklyn.
Alice W. Parke
Alice W. Parke of Churchville, an artist and homemaker, died Monday, March 29, 2004. She was 84 years of age.
The daughter of the late Gregory H. and Margaret O. Wick, she was born in New Bedford, Mass.
Mrs. Parke graduated from Middletown High School and Pratt Institute of Design in New York City. She was the proprietor of the Middletown Art Gallery and Creek House Antiques.
She listened to books on tape from the Library of Congress because of her blindness and was an avid reader. Her family was her life's work and she enjoyed music and nature .
Mrs. Parke was a member of the Catskill Art Society, a member of the Horton Hospital Auxiliary and the Lenten Sewing Club.
She is survived by her husband of 63 years, William D. Parke, at home; three children, Suzanne A Parke of Tallahassee Fla., Gregory H. Parke of Otisville and Joanne Hagy and her husband, Timothy, of Spencerport; four grandchildren, Sondra Krieg and her husband, John, of Boston, Mass., Rebecca Kain of Chicago, Ill., William Kain of Canandaigua, and Justin Timineri of Tallahassee, Fla.; a sister, Mary Donnelly, and a nephew, Jon Donnelly of Middletown.
Private services were held in Rochester.
Interment was made in the Wallkill Cemetery in Middletown.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Association for the Blind, 422 S. Clinton Ave., Rochester, N.Y 14620.