June 15, 2004
Ret. Chambermaid, 96
Mildred R. Steele Braswell of Livingston Manor, a chambermaid for the former Tanzman Hotel and a lifelong area resident, died Thursday, June 10, 2004, at the Roscoe Community Nursing Home. She was 96 years of age.
The daughter of the late John and Mary Pellam Gorr, she was born June 20, 1907, in North Branch. She was the widow of Theodore Steele who died in 1972 and James E. Braswell who died in 1997.
Mrs. Braswell was a former member of the Livingston Manor United Methodist Church.
In a family statement, it was said, "She was known as Gramma and Aunt Mil to a great number of people and will be missed greatly by all. To know her was to surely love her."
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Marion and Charles Welton of Cape Vincent; two sons and daughters-in-law, Luther and Gen Steele and Robert and Sandy Steele, all of Livingston Manor; fourteen grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two sons, Alfred "Doc" Steele and Raymond Steele, and a daughter, Agnes Dreher.
Her grandson, the Rev. Duane Steele officiated at services held at the Harris Funeral Home in Roscoe on Saturday.
Burial was made in the Orchard Street Cemetery in Livingston Manor
Memorial contributions may be made to the Livingston Manor Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Livingston Manor, N. Y. 12758.
Lina Dosch, a former resident of Jeffersonville and a homemaker, died Wednesday, June 9, 2004, at the Carollon Nursing Home in Huntington. She was 96 years of age.
The daughter of the late Ludwig and Emma Woerner Reiser, she was born in Germany on September 12, 1907. She was the widow of Alfons Dosch who died November 26, 1993.
Mrs. Dosch was a member of St. George's Catholic Church in Jeffersonville and the Jeffersonville Senior Citizens.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Ludwig and Judith Dosch of North Babylon; a daughter and son-in-law, Ellen and Edmund Joyce of East Northport; eight grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
A Funeral Mass was offered Monday at St. George's Church in Jeffersonville.
Burial was made in Calvary Cemetery in Youngsville.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. George's Church, Jeffersonville, N.Y. 12748.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville.
Gertrude Brock of Kauneonga Lake, a longtime area resident and a homemaker, died Tuesday, June 8, 2004, in Cornwall. She was 87 years of age.
The daughter of the late Samuel and Betty Plum Singer, she was born April 7, 1917, in Passaic, N.J. She was the widow of David Brock who died in 1999.
Mrs. Brock is survived by two sons, Dr. Joel Brock and his wife, Roseanne, of Staten Island, and Steven Brock of Miami Beach, Fla.; a daughter, Maggie Brock of Cornwall; a brother and sister-in-law, Manny and Charmine Singer of Tarrytown; five grandchildren, Dr. Adam Nogrady and his wife, Lisa, Dr. Jill Nogrady, Peter Brock, Alec Brock and his wife, Sheree, and Dr. Judd Nogrady and his wife, Dr. Veronica Nogrady; and seven great-grandchildren, Montana Nogrady, Jacob Nogrady, Justin Brock, Kara Brock, Kiersten Brock, Joshua Brock and Derrick.
Graveside services and burial were held Thursday at Temple Beth-El Cemetery in Bethel with Rabbi Marvin Goldman officiating.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello.
Dorothy Davis of Woodridge, a homemaker, died Monday, June 7, 2004, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 80 years of age.
The daughter of the late Rufus and Lilly Mae Harris Ball, she was born April 4, 1924, in Miami, Fla. She was the widow of Raymond Davis.
She is survived by a daughter, Bertha Davis of Woodridge; three sons Charles Davis of Monticello, Greg Davis of Buffalo and Barry Davis of Woodridge; a daughter-in-law, Carmen Davis of Monticello; four cousins, Carol and Laronn Houston of Miami, Fla., Louis Davis of Woodridge, and Bertha Jones of Virginia; two grandchildren, Barchaniqua and Brandon Davis; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Services were held Friday at the United Methodist Church in Rock Hill with Pastor Steven M. Knutsen officiating.
Interment was made in the Glen Wild Cemetery in Rock Hill.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Woodbourne.
Helen E. Stratton
Helen E. Stratton of Port Jervis, a lifelong area resident, died Tuesday, June 8, 2004, at Belle Reve in Milford, Pa. She was 96 years of age.
The daughter of the late Oscar and Bertha Wallace Terhune, she was born November 29, 1907, in Middletown. She was the widow of Clyde F. Stratton.
Mrs. Stratton was a member of Grace Episcopal Church in Port Jervis, St. Anne's Guild of the church, St. Francis Hospital Auxiliary and the Century Club. She was also a member of the National AARP.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, C. Fred and Jean Stratton of Wolf Lake, Wurtsboro; four daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and G. Joseph Gregory of Mukilteo, Wash., Sarah and Frederick Gerle of Port Jervis, Nancy and Richard Neely of Ogden, Utah, and Susan and Joseph Curtis of Port Jervis; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at the Good Shepherd and St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in Milford, Pa., on Tuesday, June 22, at 11:30 a.m. with the Rev. William McGinty officiating.
Private interment will be made in Laurel Grove Cemetery in Port Jervis.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Port Jervis Salvation Army, Port Jervis, N.Y. 12771, or to the charity of one's choice.
Bessie M. Slappy
Bessie M. Slappy of Honesdale, Pa., a homemaker and a 16-year area resident, died Thursday, June 10, 2004, at the Ellen Memorial Health Care Center in Honesdale, Pa. She was 105 years of age.
The daughter of the late Henry and Lula Jolley Jolly, she was born July 15, 1898, in Macon, Ga.
Mrs. Slappy is survived by four children, Bertha and her husband, Joseph Hill, of Narrowsburg, Harvey Cobb of Chicago, Ill., James Clayton of Georgia and Willis Clayton Jr. of Chicago, Ill; many grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by two sons, Waymond Cobb and Walter Cobb.
Services were held Monday at the Rasmussen Funeral Home in Narrowsburg with Pastor Peg Van Siclen officiating.
Burial was made in Glen Cove Cemetery in Narrowsburg.
John DeYoung Jr.
Ret. Truck Driver, 48
John C. DeYoung Jr. of White Sulphur Springs, a disabled former truck driver, died June 8, 2004, at his home. He was 48 years of age.
The son of Shirley H. Lauber DeYoung and the late John C. DeYoung Sr., he was born December 28, 1955, in Liberty.
In a family statement, it was said, "He was a loving husband and beloved father. He will be deeply loved and missed."
He is survived by his mother of Iuka, Mass.; his wife of 11 years, Patricia Conklin DeYoung of White Sulphur Springs; a daughter, Heidi DeYoung and her fiance, John Moore of Hurleyville; two sisters, Barbara and her husband, James Provenzano of Florida and Kathy Morgan of Iuka, Mass.; his paternal grandmother, Katherine DeYoung of Frazeysburg, Ohio; a step-daughter,
Beatrice Hamilton of Shokan; several nieces and grand-nephews; and a large loving road family. He was predeceased by a brother, Michael De-Young.
Services were held Saturday at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville.
Cremation was made at the Twin Tiers Crematory in Endicott.
Jakob Gyger, 100
Ret. Maintenance Man
Jakob Gyger, a 20-year resident of Cochecton, a retired maintenance worker and former resident of Jeffersonville, died Friday, June 11, 2004, at the home of his daughter in Cochecton. He was 100 years of age.
The widower of Emma Brand Gyger, he was born March 29, 1904, in Gstaad, Switzerland.
Mr. Gyger was a member of the Jeffersonville Lutheran Church.
He is survived by a son, Wilhelm Gyger in Switzerland; a daughter, Emmy Gyger of Cochecton; a sister-in-law, Katrina Niedenar of Switzerland; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville.
Burial will be made in the Jeffersonville Lutheran Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange & Sullivan, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.
Angelina Lore of Port Jervis, a 53-year area resident, died Tuesday, June 8, 2004, at Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis. She was 99 years of age.
The daughter of the late Vincenzo and Serafina Palmeri, she was born February 6, 1905, in New York City. She was the widow of Augustino Lore who died October 16, 1975.
Mrs. Lore was a member of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Port Jervis.
She is survived by a son, Pasquale Lore of Matamoras, Pa.; three daughters, Fanny Lore of Port Jervis, Mary Cambareri of Otisville and Laura Miglionico of Port Jervis; eight grandchildren and their spouses, Michael and Elaine Miglionico of Kerhonkson, Nancy and Michael Dillon and Jo-Ann and Patrick Clune, all of Port Jervis, Keyna and Duane Hust of Jeffersonville, Frank Cambareri of Orland, Fla., Gary and Denise Lore of Virginia, and Vicki and David Popstein and Diane and Michael Kuen, all of Port Jervis; 15 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Saturday at the Gray-Parker Funeral Home, followed by a Mass of the Resurrection at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church with the Rev. Dennis M. Dinan officiating.
Burial was made in St. Mary's Cemetery in Port Jervis.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church or St. Joseph's Place, both at Port Jervis, N.Y. 12771.
Joseph H. Furman
Ret. Laundryman, 74
Joseph H. Furman of Wurtsboro, a former resident of Port Jervis and retired from Nice & Neat Laundry in Port Jervis, died Friday, June 11, 2004, at the Achieve and Rehab Center in Liberty. He was 74 years of age.
The son of the late Raymond and Amelia Weber Furman, he was born October 3, 1929, in Chester. He was the widower of Joan Morgan Furman who died February 8, 2001.
Mr. Furman was an Army veteran of the Korean War.
He is survived by three sons, Joseph H. Furman of Port Jervis, and Kenneth R. Furman and Michael Furman, both of Monticello; a daughter, April A. Furman of Middletown; a brother, Robert Furman of Pinnellas Park, Fla.; two sisters, Marjorie Vance of Leesburg, Fla., and Edith Heddy of Pinnellas Park, Fla.; two brothers-in-law, Orville Morgan and his wife, Starlene of Sparrowbush and Harrison Morgan of Port Jervis; a grandson; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Gray-Parker Funeral Home, 100 East Main St., Port Jervis, on Saturday from noon to 1 p.m.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Robert Schwander officiating.
Burial will be made in the Pine Grove Cemetery in Matamoras, Pa.
Ret. of Hydro, 62
William J. Cockshute of Napanoch, a 30-year area resident and a former employee of Hydro in Ellenville, died Friday, June 11, 2004, at the Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla. He was 62 years of age.
The son of the late William D. and Cora May Underwood Cockshute Jr., he was born March 27, 1942, in Ossining.
Mr. Cockshute was a veteran of the United States Marines, serving in Vietnam.
He is survived by his wife, Joanne Thomas Cockshute, at home; three sons, William Cockshute of Neversink, John Thomas of Cornwall and Charles Cockshute of Kerhonkson; a daughter, Karen Cockshute of Napanoch; and many grandchildren.
Cremation was private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ellenville First Aid & Rescue Squad, Webster St., Ellenville, N.Y. 12428.
Ret. Phlebotomist, 77
Lillian Margaret Woods Richards of Monticello, a retired phlebotomist at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris and a lifelong area resident, died Friday, June 11, 2004, at her home. She was 77 years of age.
The daughter of the late Frederick F. and Phyla C. VanKeuren Woods, she was born October 2, 1926, in Monticello. She was the widow of Ben Richards Jr. and the stepdaughter of the late Melvin R. Price.
Mrs. Richards was a member of Monticello Rebekah Lodge for over 25 years; a past member of the Monticello Grange; a past member of the Monticello Exempt Firemen's Ladies Auxiliary and a past president and life member of the Ruddick Trowbridge American Legion Auxiliary Post #73; a past president of the Sullivan County American Legion Auxiliary; a life member of the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary; and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary to Bailey-Richman Post No. 9588, in Monticello.
In a family statement, it was said, "She was a beautiful person and friend to all who knew her. May her memories remain with us and bring us contentment. She was truly a beloved wife and mother to her family."
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Brian Coll; a son and daughter-in-law, Benjamin F. Richard III and Donna Krier; and a step-granddaughter, Erin Coll.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at Ramsay's Funeral Home, 55 St. John St., Monticello, with the Rev. Gene Smith officiating.
Burial will be made in the family plot in Rock Ridge Cemetery in Monticello.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Sullivan and Orange, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.
For Raymond J. Rubino
A Memorial Mass for Raymond J. Rubino, a former resident of Obernburg who died at the age of 90 on May 16, 2004, at the Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale, Pa., will be offered at St. Marys Roman Catholic Church in Obernburg at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday with the Rev. Gus Richardson officiating. Funeral arrangements were made by the Harris Funeral Home in Roscoe.
William Powell, 89
William Joseph Powell of Ferndale, a former resident of Maspeth, died Thursday, June 10, 2004, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 89 years of age.
The son of the late William and June Eddington Powell, he was born September 2, 1914, in Brooklyn. He was the widower of Josephine Margaret Weber Powell.
Mr. Powell is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, William R. and Barbara Powell of Bellport, Roger J. and Sharon Powell of East Islip and Dennis D. and Suzanne Powell of Largo, Fla.; four daughters, Elaine M. Warren of Durham, N.C., Patricia F. McCarthy of Cooperstown, Carol A. Powell of Roswell, N. Mex., and Theresa Santoro and her husband, Vincent of Ferndale ; a daughter-in-law, Patricia Powell of Ridgewood; 25 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren; two cousins; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Thomas Joseph Powell, and a grandson, David James Warren.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Monday at St. Matthias Church in Glendale with Father Philip Pizzo officiating.
Burial was made in the Lutheran All Faiths Cemetery in Middle Village.
Ret. Chef, 65
Gladys Hawley McCormick of Rome, a retired chef who worked at Griffiss Air Force Base until her retirement, died May 26, 2004, at the Rome Memorial Hospital after a long illness. She was 65 years of age.
The daughter of the late Gerald and Lottie Diehl Hawley, she was born June 12, 1938, in Equinunk, Pa. She was the widow of John McCormich who died in 1988.
Mrs. McCormick was a 1957 graduate of Hancock Central School.
She is survived by two daughters, Laurie Eldred and Paula and her husband, Frank Vetrone Jr., all of Rome; a son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Susan Eldred of Longmont, Colo.; six sisters and four brothers; and seven grandchildren, Jennifer Synakowski, Edward Synakowski, Alexandra Eldred, Justin Eldred, Wyatt Eldred, Samantha Vetrone and Cole Vetrone.
Private graveside services and burial were held at the Pine Mill Cemetery in Equinunk, Pa.
Antonio Morales Sr.
Ret. of Ford Motors, 74
Antonio J. Morales Sr. of Bloomingburg, retired from the Ford Motor Co., died Saturday, June 12, 2004, at the Horton campus of Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown. He was 74 years of age.
The son of the late Amalia Morales, he was born February 6, 1930, in PenueLas, Puerto Rico.
Coming to the United States at the age of 19, he was a loyal and dedicated lifelong fan of the NY Yankees.
He is survived by his wife, JoAnne Millsaps Morales, at home; three sons, Antonio Morales Jr. of Newburgh, Anibal Morales of Spring Hill, Fla., and Michael Morales of Bloomingburg; a brother, Javier Toucet of Texas; a sister, Virgenmina "Irma" Morales of Puerto Rico; five grandchildren, Antonio III, Nicole, Jason, Renee and Michael Antonio Morales; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Miguel, and a brother, Luis Anibal Morales.
Friends may call on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Gridley-Horan Funeral Home, 39 Orchard St., Walden.
Services will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday at 11 a.m.
Burial will be made in the Wallkill Valley Cemetery in Walden.
Memorial contributions may be made to Tucker Center at Orange Regional Medical Center, Middletown, 10940.
Willard Weygant Jr.
Qualamar Employee, 38
Willard G. Weygant Jr. of Newburgh, a longtime area resident and an employee of Qualamar Corp. in Newburgh, died Saturday, June 12, 2004, at St. Luke's Hospital in Newburgh. He was 38 years of age.
The son of Margaret Barnes Weygant and the late Willard G. Weygant, he was born April 22, 1966, in Suffern.
In a family statement, it was said, "He was an avid hunter, fisherman and boater who enjoyed spending time on the river. He will be remembered as a caring and loving individual, and will be dearly missed."
Mr. Weygant is survived by his mother of Wallkill, his fiancée and high school sweetheart, Wanda Doty, at home; two children, Willard B. Weygant and Laura Marie Weygant, both at home; five sisters, Geraldine Weygant of Slate Hill, Margaret Copp of Walden, Sandra Weygant of Maybrook, Rose Weygant of Wallkill and Lori Weygant of Wurtsboro; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a daughter, Melissa Sue Weygant.
Friends may call at the Brooks-DiDonato Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.
Services will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.
Cremation will be made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Burial of the cremains will be made in the Wallkill Valley Cemetery in Walden.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family, in care of his children, Willard and Laura Weygant, 83 William St., Apt. 3, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.
Mildred M. Kursa
Retired Clerk, 77
Mildred M. Kursa of Roscoe, a retired clerk at The Little Store in Roscoe and a longtime area resident, died Sunday, June 13, 2004, at the Roscoe Community Nursing Home. She was 77 years of age.
The daughter of the late Robert A. and Lucy M. Smith Parker, she was born November 23, 1926, in Brass Castle County, N.J.
Mrs. Kursa was a life member of the Roscoe-Rockland Volunteer Ambulance Corps, a member of the Roscoe-Rockland Senior Citizens and a former member of the Cooperative Extension.
She is survived by her husband, Alfred W. Kursa, at home; a daughter, Linda Curtis of Sacramento, Calif.; a brother and sister-in-law, Dale and Fran Parker of Dumont, N.J.; a sister and brother-in-law, Virginia and Romulus Fleming of Flemington, N.J.; and two grandsons, Peter B. Curtis and Matthew B. Curtis. She was predeceased by a brother, Robert Parker Jr.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday at the Harris Funeral Home, Railroad Ave., Roscoe, with Lucille Freyer officiating.
Private interment will be made in the Bon Air Cemetery in Roscoe.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Roscoe-Rockland Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Roscoe, N.Y. 12776 or to the Catskill Area Hospice, 542 Main St., Oneonta, N.Y. 13820.
Ret. Math Teacher, 85
Alfred Simpson Reinshagen of Cleveland, Ga., a retired Middle School math teacher in the White County (Ga.) School System, died Wednesday, June 9, 2004, at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, Ga., following a brief illness. He was 85 years of age.
The son of the late Karl and Grace Smith Reinshagen, he was born April 12, 1919, in Swan Lake.
A World War II veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard, he was stationed at Long Island.
Mr. Reinshagen was a member of the White County (Ga.) Kiwanis Club and served the club as a past president, past Lieutenant Governor, Inner Club chairman and had hosted the Lt. Governor's Training Session. He was responsible for starting the Kiwanis Club Talent Showcase and served as chairman of the District Talent Showcase. He founded the White County Teacher's Credit Union and was a past president of the White County Teacher's Association. Mr. Reinshagen was a member of the Monticello Masonic Lodge, F.&A.M, and was a member of the Cleveland United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Alice Reinshagen, at home; two sons, Ronnie Reinshagen of Cleveland, Ga., and Dr. Jerald Reinshagen of Hattiesburg, Miss.; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Herman and Minerva Reinshagen of Swan Lake and Carlton and Patricia Reinshagen of Neversink; a sister, Marie Heimel of Green Island; 11 grandchildren, Samantha, Marcus, Leslie, Mandy, Ronald Jr., Jerald Jr., Jerlanda, Janice, Joseph, Judy and Jerson; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a daughter, Linda Mae Reinshagen, and a brother, Edward Reinshagen.
Friends may call at the Ramsay's Funeral Home, 3534 State Route 55, Kauneonga Lake, on Wednesday from 1-3 p.m.
Services will be held at the funeral home at 3 p.m. on Wednesday with the Rev. Kenneth Rodgers officiating.
Burial will be made in the Evergreen Cemetery in Bethel.