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April 30, 2004

Fay W. Davis, 86
Ret. Oper. of Laundry

Fay W. Davis, a retired operator of a launderette in South Fallsburg and a former resident of South Fallsburg, Ohio and Lakewood, N.J., died April 23, 2004, at the Kimball Medical Center in Lakewood, N.J.
The widow of Joseph "Jack" Davis, who died in 1977, she was born in Brooklyn.
Mrs. Davis was an active member of the South Fallsburg Hebrew Association, its Sisterhood and its Hebrew Day School, as well as the local chapter of Hadassah.
She is survived by three sons, Marc Davis and Harvey Davis, both of Lakewood, N.J., and Robert Davis of Syracuse; a daughter, Marsha Horn of England; two sisters, Miriam Cohen of Santa Monica, Calif., and Ida Flysher of Fort Lee, N.J.; and 10 grandchildren. She was predeceased by a daughter, Eileen, who died in 1999.
Services were held Monday at the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello.
Interment was made in the South Fallsburg Hebrew Association Cemetery in Glen Wild.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Association for Retarded Children or to the Hebrew Day School of Sullivan County.

Mary A. Everett
Homemaker, 87

Mary A. Everett of Neversink, a homemaker, caregiver and lifelong area resident, died Tuesday, April 27, 2004, at her home. She was 87 years of age.
The daughter of the late Charles and Ellen McGaughran McGuire, she was born June 14, 1916, in Neversink. She was the widow of Jay Everett who died June 17, 1974.
Mrs. Everett was a member of St. Peter's Church in Liberty.
In a family statement, it was said, "She was a grand Irish lady. She walked a mile everyday and often greeted her neighbors along the way. She watched her great-grandchildren get off the school bus until the day she passed away. In her memory, fly the American Flag on her birthday, a tradition she always kept."
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, James and Cindy Everett of Salisbury, Md.; two daughters, Evelyn Gibson and Nancy Edwards and her husband, Roger, all of Neversink; a sister, Margaret Ackerley of Jeffersonville; 13 grandchildren, Karen, Connie, Evelyn, Jill, B.J., Tammey, Jason, Kena, Kayla, James, Christine, George and Christopher; 18 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews and close friends. She was predeceased by a son, William Everett Sr., and five brothers, John, Cornelius, James, Bernard and Charles McGuire.
Friends may call at the Ramsay's Funeral Home, 275 S. Main St., Liberty on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
A Funeral Mass will be offered at 11 a.m. on Saturday at St. Peter's Church, Liberty, with Monsignor Edward Straub officiating.
Burial will be made in St. Peter's Cemetery in Liberty.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Eastern Paralyzed Veterans Assn., 7 Millbrook Rd., Wilton, N.H. 03056 or to St. Peter's Church, 264 N. Main St., Liberty, N.Y. 12754.

Foster Williams
Ret. Deli Clerk, 68

Foster Williams, a former resident of Monticello and a retired deli-grocery store clerk in New York City, died Thursday, April 22, 2004, at the Sullivan County Adult Care Center in Liberty. He was 68 years of age.
The son of the late John and Kittie McDuffie Williams, he was born November 22, 1935, in McCormick, S.C.
Mr. Williams is survived by a special friend, Ruby Hunter of Liberty; a brother, James Williams of Long Island City; three sisters, Savannah Allen of Brooklyn, Mozelle Williams of the Bronx and Margie Saunders of Tacoma, Wash; a sister-in-law, Diane Williams; and several nieces, nephews and friends.
Cremation was made at the Cedar Hill Crematory.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Monticello.

Irvin Van Tassell
Ret. N.J. Fireman, 86

Irvin Van Tassell of Yulan, a retired New Jersey firefighter, died Wednesday, December 3, 2003, at his home. He was 86 years of age.
The widower of Elfriede Mehls Van Tassell, he was born September 18, 1917, in Jersey City, N.J.
A World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy, he served in the Pacific Theatre of War and was a member of the Tusten-Highland Memorial Post No. 6427, Veterans of Foreign Wars, in Narrowsburg. Mr. Van Tassell was an avid fisherman and enjoyed the outdoors.
He is survived by a son, Richard Van Tassell of Greenwood Village, Colo.; and two granddaughters, Renee L. Van Tassell of Fort Collins, Colo., and Erica A. Van Tassell of Ventura, Calif.
The cremains of both Irvin and Elfriede Van Tassell will be interred at the Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery in Liberty on Saturday at 11 a.m. with a U.S. Navy Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 63, Eldred, N.Y. 12732.
Arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Kauneonga Lake.,

Paul Dahlie, 63
CFFCM Exec. Dir.

Paul Dahlie of Wellesley, Mass., an executive director of the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum (CFFCM) in Livingston Manor, died Sunday, March 14, 2004, after a brief illness. He was 63 years of age.
He was born and raised in Park Falls, Wisc.
A graduate of the University of Wisconsin, he started a long career in international banking from which he retired, interrupted only for a short time while he served aboard a Navy supply ship as deck officer.
Mr. Dahlie accepted the position of executive director of CFFCM in November of 1999. An avid outdoorsman, he combined an interest in preserving history and a passion for fly fishing. He understood the needs of the Center and his dedication to getting the job done and his leadership brought the Center to a new level.
Mr. Dahlie was a also a member of the London Fly Fishers, The Anglers Club of New York and The Fly Casters of Boston.
He is survived by his wife, Susan Dahlie, at home; three children, a son Michael, and two daughters, Betsy Goldberger and her husband, Gary, and Anne Dahlie; a grandchild, Gordon Goldberger; two sisters, Donna Danielson and Sharon Dahlie; and a brother, James Dahlie.
No information was provided regarding services and burial.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Paul Dahlie Youth Fly Fishing Fund at the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum, Livingston Manor, N.Y. 12758 to continue his efforts in providing education for another generation of fly fishers.

Mildred Donaldson
Homemaker, 85

Mildred E. Dolan Donaldson, a five-year resident of Poplar Park in Gloucester, Mass. died Tuesday, April 27, 2004, in the Addison Gilbert Hospital. She was 85 years of age.
The daughter of the late Milton and Edna Cooper Dolan, she was born August 24, 1918, in Fallsburg.
A 1936 graduate of Monticello High School, she resided in Sullivan and Orange counties most of her life.
Mrs. Donaldson was a member of Utica Council No. 46, Degree of Pocahontas. She also enjoyed gardening and reading.
She is survived by two daughters, Elizabeth Lader of Liberty and Lois Couch of Gloucester; three sons, Robert Couch of Delancey,
Scott Donaldson of Middletown and W. Edward Donaldson of Oxford; nine grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a daughter, Marilyn "Mickey" Young, a sister, Ethel Hindley, and two brothers, Everett and Donald Dolan.
Friends may call at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 401 Broadway, Monticello, on Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m.
A memorial service will be held at the funeral home on Monday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Gene Smith officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the North Shore, 10 Elm Street, Danvers, Mass. 01923.

Ada E. Hayes
Ret. Tel Oper., 90

Ada Elizabeth Hayes of Woodbourne, a retired operator for the New York Telephone Co., died Thursday, April 29, 2004, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 90 years of age.
The daughter of the late William and Ada Smith Eglinton, she was born April 10, 1914, in Brooklyn. She was the widow of John Hayes.
Mrs. Hayes was a graduate of Sullivan County Community College and a member of the Telephone Company Pioneers.
In a family statement, it was said, "Nanny, as she was known to her family, was a guiding light and tower of strength to her loved ones. She will always be remembered for being young at heart."
She is survived by three sons, Jack Hayes of Gardiner, and Brian Hayes and his wife, Isabelle, and Daniel Hayes, all of Woodbourne; a daughter, Ada E. Cole of Hurleyville; nine grandchildren, Devon, Ian and Colin Hayes, William Cole, Colleen Cole Godehus, Dana Cole Delfino, Laurel Adler, Paul and Matthew Sussman; six great-grandchildren, Garrett Scott Gudehus, Rider Anthony Delfino, Molly Adler, Andrew Adler and Sylvie Sussman; a niece and two nephews. She was predeceased by two sisters, Honey Eglinton and Joan Madden.
Friends may call at the Colonial Memorial Home, 394 Main St., Woodbourne, on Saturday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Services will be held at the funeral home on Sunday at 1 p.m.
Interment will be made in the Hillside Cemetery in Woodbourne.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550

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