April 13, 2003
Linda I. Myers
Foster Caregiver, 59
Linda I. Myers of Eldred, a lifelong area resident, died Thursday, April 8, 2004, at her home. She was 59 years of age.
The daughter of Alberta Doughty Myers and the late Stanley Myers, she was born May 24, 1944, in Eldred.
Miss Myers was a member of the Eldred Congregational Church.
In a family statement, it was said, "Linda was loved beyond words. Her sweet spirit and selfless love touched everyone she ever met. Linda spent her life helping her mother run a foster home, giving love and encouragement as only she could. She understood how precious each life on earth was. The love and care she gave to those around her was a quiet, gentle reminder of this. We were given a great gift and example in this precious life. She will never be forgotten."
She is survived by her mother of Eldred; five brothers, Harris Myers and his wife, Elizabeth, of Kauneonga Lake, Harry Krom, William Wickberg, Bill and John Von Steenburgh, all of Eldred; five sisters, Bonnie Myers of Middletown, Kathy and Jackie Zentz and Theresa Draxler, all at home and Lena Porter of Middletown; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Saturday at the Eldred Congregational Church with the Rev. Richard Hotzler officiating
Burial was made in Montoza Cemetery in Eldred.
Memorial contributions may be made to C.R.O.C. (Citizens Reunited to Overcome Cancer), P.O. Box 860, New Hampton, N.Y. 10958 or to the Eldred Congregational Church, Eldred, N.Y. 12732.
Pearl T. Riedl, 89
Ret. Switchboard Oper.
Pearl Taylor Riedl of Cochecton, a retired switchboard operator for the Big Eddy Telephone Co. in Narrowsburg and a lifelong area resident, died Friday, April 9, 2004 at her home. She was 89 years of age.
The daughter of the late George and Jessie White, she was born May 9, 1914, in Glen Spey. She was the widow of Ray Taylor.
The oldest member of the Narrowsburg United Methodist Church, she was also a member of the Tusten Senior Citizens and a member of the Lake Huntington Presbyterian Church Ladies Aid. She was a former assistant manager of the Murry-Tufts Manor in Narrowsburg.
Mrs. Riedl is survived by four children, Joy Bertsch of Cochecton, Carol Resneder of Oklahoma City, Okla., Ray Taylor of Carthage and Jeffrey Taylor of Bergen; a sister, Hazel Smith of Washington, D.C.; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two sisters and three brothers.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the Narrowsburg United Methodist Church with the Rev. Peg Van Siclen officiating.
Cremation will be held at the Twin Tiers Crematory in Endicott.
Burial of the cremains will be made in the Glen Cove Cemetery in Narrowsburg on May 29.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Narrowsburg United Methodist Church, Narrowsburg, N.Y. 12764.
Vernon W. Bossley
Ret. Ins. Agt., 78
Vernon W. Bossley of Cornwall, a retired 38-year agent for State Farm Insurance in Monroe and a lifelong area resident, died at his home on Saturday, April 10, 2004. He was 78 years of age.
The son of the late Edward and Elizabeth Wylam Bossley, he was born May 28, 1925, in White Sulphur Springs.
Mr. Bossley was a member, founder and trustee of Maranatha Bible Church in Mountainville.
He is survived by his wife and best friend, Georgiana Pendell Bossley, at home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Pastor Dale and Karen Bossley of Mountainville, and Rick and Susan Bossley of Montgomery; two daughters, Heidi Bossley of Chicago, Ill., and Heather Douglas and her husband, Capt. Stephen Douglas of Ft. Polk, La.; a daughter-in-law, Helen Bossley of Swan Lake; a brother, Emerson Bossley of Jeffersonville; a sister, Laverne Neuberger of Jeffersonville; seven grandchildren, Craig Bossley, Rebecca Bossley, Jason Bossley, Corlyn Bossley, Marissa Bossley, Joshua Douglas and Grace Douglas; two great-grandchildren, Christian Bossley and Cara Bossley; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Marshall Bossley, and a brother, Harold Bossley.
Friends may call at the Quigley Bros. Funeral Home, 337 Hudson St., Cornwall-on-Hudson, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the Maranatha Bible Church, Rt. 32, Mountainville with Pastor Dale Bossley and Dr. Peter Pendell officiating.
Burial will be made in the Washingtonville Presbyterian Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Orange/Sullivan Hospice., 800 Stony Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550 or to First Choice Women's Resource Center, 82 Speedwill Ave, Morristown, N..J. 07960.
Raymond J. Foos
Hardware Analyst, 49
Raymond J. Foos of Chester, Va., a former resident of Bullville, died unexpectedly at his home on Thursday, April 1, 2004. He was 49 years of age.
The son of the late Raymond "Max" and Franziska Foos, he was born April 7, 1954, in Fort Knox, Kty.
He was a 1973 graduate of Pine Bush High School and was employed as a hardware analyst at Deca in Fort Lee and at WaWa in Chester, Va.
In a family statement, it was said, "Raymond was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, son and friend. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends and co-workers, who will always remember him for his caring, his enjoyment of working with people, and dry wit."
He is survived by his wife, Sandra Foos, at home; two daughters, Amber Rae Foos of Chester, Va., and Lee Ann Burgress of Indianapolis, Ind.; two sons, Steven Foos of Ashland, Va., and Raymond J. Foos II of Chester, Va.; three grandchildren, Kendell, Christian and Ashton; his mother, and a brother, Dieter Zach, both of Vienna, Austria; a sister, Maxine Martin of Bloomingburg; two nephews, three nieces; and his many friends employed at Deca in Fort Lee and WaWa in Chester, Va.
Memorial services were held at Fort Lee Patriot Chapel in Virginia on April 8, 2004.
Marylee M. "Ma" and "Nannie" Featherbay of Hurleyville, a homemaker, died Saturday, April 10, 2004, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 51 years of age.
The daughter of the late Charles E. Sr. and Geraldine Marie Houghtaling Irwin, she was born September 7, 1952, in Liberty.
Mrs. Featherbay was a member of the Hurleyville Relief Squad and served on its governing board. She was also a representative of the People for Equal Justice.
She is survived by her husband, Phillip B. Featherbay, at home; three sons and daughters-in-law Clinton and Buffy Morton of Loch Sheldrake, Eugene II and Shirley Morton of Woodbourne and Phillip II and Tammy Featherbay of Hurleyville; a brother, Charles Irwin Jr. of Swan Lake; four sisters, Diane Irwin of the state of Florida, Evaleen Vicadomini of Delaware, Tyreen Oates of North Carolina and Kim Hallock of East Branch; six grandchildren, Jasmine, Alexis, Phillip III, Calvin, Karlee and Della; and an extended family. She was predeceased by a brother, Gerald Irwin.
Services were held Monday evening at the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Woodbourne with Jim Kaufman officiating.
Cremation was made at the H.G. Smith Crematory in Stroudsburg, Pa.
Memorial contributions may be made to People for Equal Justice, 60 Dwyer Ave., Liberty, N.Y. 12754.
Helen Elizabeth Terwilliger of Bloomingburg, a lifelong area resident and a homemaker, died Thursday, April 8, 2004, at the Arden Hill campus of the Orange Regional Medical Center. She was 89 years of age.
The daughter of the late Abraham and Flora Green Sarine, she was born May 2, 1914, in Wurtsboro, the eldest of 12 children. She was the widow of both David N. Wells and Robert Terwilliger.
In a family statement, it was said, "Helen loved to crochet. Her afghans are prized possessions to all who have one."
She is survived by a daughter, Emma Christina Berentsen and her husband, Morris, of Bloomingburg; five sisters, Flora, Pauline, Arlene, Charlotte and Dorothy; five grandsons; a granddaughter; 11 great-grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Jean Schwartz; and several nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Harriet. She was predeceased by a son, Rodney Wells, three brothers, Pete, Nelson and David and two sisters, Bessie and Jessie.
Graveside services and burial were held Saturday at the Sylvan Cemetery in Wurtsboro with the Rev. Betty Beach officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mamakating First Aid Squad, P.O. Box 525, Wurtsboro, N.Y. 12790.
Funeral arrangements were made by the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Wurtsboro.
Paul R. Anderson
Ret. Control Insp., 82
Paul R. Anderson of Montgomery, a retired quality control inspector for Ford Motor Company in Mahwah, N.J., and a 45-year area resident, died Thursday, April 8, 2004, in Goshen. He was 82 years of age.
The son of the late Albert and Julia Novak Anderson, he was born December 18, 1921 in Brooklyn. He was the widower of Anna DePola Anderson.
Mr. Anderson was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Europe and participating in the D-Day invasion at Normandy. He was a founding member of the S/Sgt. William E. Hill Chapter 87 of Disabled American Veterans and a member of VFW Post #10026, both in Leesburg, Fla. A member of St. Mary's Parish in Montgomery, he was also a member of Monroe Knights of Columbus Council 10034 in Leesburg, and a member of Council 2270 Montgomery United Auto Workers.
He is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Joyce Ciccone and James Velentzas of Walden and Paula DeMuria and James Scott of Montgomery; a son and daughter-in-law, Frank and Carol Anderson of Bloomingburg; six grandchildren, Kimberly, Dina, Keith, Ashley, Diane and Gina; five great-grandchildren, Judy, Sammy, Rachel, Brenden and Jasmine; a nephew, Joseph Mingione; and a niece, Jean Schaefer.
A Funeral Mass was offered Monday at St. Mary's Church in Montgomery with Fr. Joseph D. Sullivan officiating.
Burial was made in St. Anastasia's Cemetery in Harriman.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Church, 89 Union St., Montgomery, N.Y. 12549.
Elizabeth A. Roberts of Virginia Beach, a homemaker, died Sunday, April 11, 2004, at her home. She was 69 years of age.
The daughter of the late Johanna Louise Anderson Kearns, she was born August 7, 1934, in Greenwich. She lived most of her life in the Adirondack and Catskill Mountains.
In a family statement, it was said, "Most important to her was her loyal friend and longtime companion, her cat Punkin, whom she loved very much."
She is survived by a sister and brother-in-law with whom she most recenty resided, Rose Jones-Reason and Joseph R. Reason III of Virginia Beach, Va.; two brothers, Thomas P. Kearns Jr. of Virginia Beach and Charles P. Kearns and his wife, Sherry of Clifton Park; and several nieces and nephews, including Mr. and Mrs. John Michael Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Jones and Miss Mary C. Kearns, all of Virginia Beach, Va., Master Jacob Kearns and Miss Melissa Kearns, both of Clifton Park.
Services will be held at noon on Wednesday at the Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Lynnhaven Chapel and Crematory, 3600 Virginia Beach Blvd., with the Rev. Michael Nobles officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Virginia Beach SPCA, 3040 Holland Rd., Virginia Beach, Va. 23453.