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May 28, 2004

Memorial Service
For John Ivanick

A memorial service for John Ivanick, a longtime resident of Livingston Manor who died November 23, 2003, will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday at the Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery in Liberty. He was 89 years of age.
Arrangements were made by the Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home in Livingston Manor.

Memorial Service
For Phyllis Schaefer

A memorial service for Phyllis Schaefer, a lifelong area resident, will be held on Saturday, May 29, 2004, at 2 p.m. at the Grace Lutheran Church in North Branch. The Rev. Kristen K. Anderson will officiate.

Arthur Lampert
Ret. Pharmacist, 86

Arthur Lampert of Laguna Woods, Calif., a retired pharmacist who owned his own business in Chicago for 40 years and a longtime resident of Chicago, Ill., died Monday, May 23, 2004, in Laguna Woods, Calif., after a short illness.
The widower of Shirley Lampert who died in 1996, he was born January 19, 1918, in Chicago, Ill. He moved to California upon his retirement.
He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Merryl and Robert Kaplan of Woodridge; and two grandchildren, Alan Kaplan and his wife, Dawn, and Jamie Kaplan. He was predeceased by a brother, Seymoure "Dick" Lampert, and two sisters, Beatrice and Florence.
Services were held in Chicago, Ill., followed by shiva.
Memorial contributions may be made to Women at Risk, Columbia University Medical Center/NYPA, 601 West 168th St. #7 and #8, New York, N.Y. 10032.

Valerie VanInwegen
Artist, 58

Valerie VanInwegen of Thompson Ridge, a professional fine artist and a longtime area resident, died Sunday, May 23, 2004, at her home. She was 58 years of age.
The daughter of the late Robert and Eleanore Slater Scott, she was born December 20, 1945, in Yonkers.
A member of the Salmagundi Club in New York City, she was one of the first women artists allowed entry into the oldest professional art club in America. She was also a member of the Northeast Watercolor Society and the Hudson Valley Art Association and painted under the signature of VscottV. Her artwork may be viewed on her Web site
In a family statement, it was said, "Valerie was first a loving wife and mother and second a creator of fine art and always a caregiver to all who knew her. She will live forever through her works both on canvas and in the hearts of those she touched."
She is survived by her husband, Benson VanInwegen, at home; two daughters, Kimberly and her husband, Surgeon Commander Matthew Craner (MD), and Katherine and her companion, Patrick Tuttle of Manhattan; two grandchildren, Jack Benson and Eleanor Craner of Oxford, England; two sisters, Marcia Spaulding of Lexington, Mich., and Laurie Scott of Poughkeepsie; a cousin, Robert Slater of Rochester; her mother-in-law, Ardiss VanInwegen of Rock Hill; a brother-in-law, Richard VanInwegen of Shrewsbury, Mass.; a sister-in-law, Ardiss Bunny Pease of Burtonsville, Md.; and many nieces, nephews, and her extended family. She was predeceased by a sister, Sandi Scott Desavouret.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 111 Sullivan St., Wurtsboro with the Rev. Diane Kennedy officiating.
Burial will be made in the Bloomingburg Rural Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.

Aaron Gersberg, 67

Aaron "Al" Gersberg of Wurtsboro Hills, died suddenly on Sunday, May 16, 2004, in Seattle, Wash., while on vacation visiting family members.
He was born April 23, 1937.
Mr. Gersberg is survived by his wife, Connie Gersberg, at home; and five sons, Richard and his family, local, and Leonard, Mark, Andy and Martin Gersberg, all residing in New Hampshire.
A Funeral Mass will be offered on Friday at St. Francis of Assisi Church in West Nyack.
Interment will be made in the Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale.

Walter E. Sarvis, 64
Ret. IBM Programmer

Walter E. Sarvis of Hopewell Junction, a 30-year area resident and a retired Advisory Programmer for IBM in East Fishkill, retiring in 1993, died Monday, May 24, 2004, at his home. He was 64 years of age.
The son of the late Frederick and Jennie Lawton Sarvis, he was born March 29, 1940, in Newburgh.
He received his BS in Electrical Engineering from Union College in Schenectady.
Mr. Sarvis was a member of IBM Quarter Century Club and a member of Aldo Leopold Society in Millbrook.
In a family statement, it was said, "He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and son-in-law."
He is survived by his wife, Paula King Sarvis, at home; a daughter, Kathryn Sarvis; a son, Anthony Sarvis; a grandson, Michael Daniel Sarvis; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Victoria and Ralph Gillotti of Ocala, Fla., and Sue Ellen and Walter Tyler of Liberty; his mother- and father-in-law, Alex and Irene King of New Windsor; a brother-in-law, William King and his wife, Catherine of New Windsor; and a nephew, Ryan William King. He also leaves his dog, Sammy.
Services were held Thursday at the McHoul Funeral Home in Hopewell Junction with his brother-in-law, Rev. Walter P. Tyler officiating.
Interment was made in the Lloyd Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Institute of Ecosystems Studies, Box AB, Route 44A, Millbrook, N.Y. 12545; the American Cancer Society,. 45 Reade Place, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 12601; or to the Dutchess SPCA, 636 Violet Ave., Hyde Park, N.Y. 12538.

Aloysius ‘Pop’ Manz
Ret. IBM Mgr., 76

Aloysius P. "Pop" Manz of Montgomery, a retired manager for IBM in Poughkeepsie with 35 years service and a longtime area resident, died Monday, May 24, 2004, at his home. He was 76 years of age.
The son of the late Karl and Jane Mercer Manz, he was born March 29, 1928, in Teaneck, N.J.
A Korean War veteran of the U.S. Army, he was a member of St. Mary's Parish in Montgomery. He was on the advisory counsel for the Office for the Aging and the Senior Games Committee. Mr. Manz was president of the Wesley Hall Senior Center and was chosen as Orange County Senior Citizen of the Year 2002. An avid runner, he was also a former member of the Orange Runners Club.
He is survived by his wife, Esther Schmitt Manz, at home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Kathryn and Marvin Stewart of Tallahassee, Fa., and Ellen and David Thayer of Bradenton, Fla.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Paul and Sheryl Manz of Monticello and Patrick and Dinene Manz of Maybrook; four brothers, Rev. Msgr. Joseph Manz of Rutherford, N.J., William Manz of Westwood, N.J., John Manz and his wife, Elizabeth, of Forked River, N.J., and Rudolf Manz and his wife, Anne, of Waretown, N.J.; three sisters, and two brothers-in-law, Marie Smith of Potomac, Md., Jeanne and Jack Perrine of Sevride Park, N.J., and Carol and Coleman King of Annandale, N.J.; seven grandchildren, Katie and Lisa Manz of Monticello, Amy and Laura Thayer of Bradenton, Fla., Benjamin and Harrison Stewart of Tallahassee, Fla., and Alexis Manz of Maybrook; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by three sisters, Claire, Frances and Regina, a baby brother, Karl, and a grandson, Bryan Thayer.
A Funeral Mass was offered at St. Mary's Church in Montgomery on Thursday.
Burial was made in St. Mary's Cemetery in Montgomery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550 or to Wesley Hall Senior Center, Clinton St., Montgomery.

Katie Levine
Ret. Billing Clerk, 83

Katie "Kittie" Levine of Monticello, a retired billing clerk for the former Hamilton Avenue Hospital in Monticello and a longtime area resident, died Monday, May 24, 2004. She was 83 years of age.
The daughter of the late David and Fannie Berman Levine, she was born October 30, 1920, in Roselle, N.J.
Miss Levine is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Jake and Marie Levine of Signal Station, Tenn.; a nephew, Dr. David Levine, and his wife, Allison; three grand-nieces, Lauren, Sarah and Hadley; and many friends who looked after her and cared for her.
Services will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Friday at the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home at 388 (186) Broadway, Monticello, with Rabbi Irwin Tanenbaum officiating.
Burial will be made in Cedar Park Cemetery in Paramus, N.J.

Edward H. Harsch
Owned Body Shop, 72

Edward H. Harsch of River Vale, N.J., the proprietor of Pascack Auto Body in Hillsdale, N.J., died Wednesday, May 26, 2004, at the Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale, Pa.
The son of the late Edward H. and Ester Jane Knowlton Harsch, he was born in Ridgewood, N.J., on April 26, 1932.
Mr. Harsch was a member of Masonic Temple #173, Free and Accepted Masons, in Westwood, N.J., and a member of the Westwood Elks Club.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret Lindley Harsch, at home; threedaughters and sons-in-law, Peggy and Roy Miller, Diana and Bradley Swendsen, and Holly L. and Jake Hopkins, all of Tyler Hill, Pa.; a son and daughter-in-law, Edward T. and Deborah Harsch of Waymart, Pa.; seven grandchildren, Kristin Miller, Kelly Miller, Brandon Swendsen, Bryan Swendsen, Brett Hopkins, Edward Zachary Harsch and Rachael Harsch; and a sister, Alice Miriam Baker of Cape Cod, Mass.
Friends may call at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Callicoon on Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m.
Masonic services will be held at 8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at the funeral home with Rev. Ignatius Smith, OFM, officiating.
Burial will be made in the Hillside Cemetery in Damascus, Pa.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.

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