June 18, 2004
For Charles Sprague
A memorial service will be held for Charles Sprague, a former resident of Liberty, on at 11 a.m. on Saturday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Chestnut St., Liberty. Rev. Audrey Pedersen will officiate.
Lionel H. Kelly Jr.
Ret. Lineman, 63
Lionel Harris Kelly Jr., a longtime Sullivan County resident and a retired lineman for A & A Electric Co. in Chicago, Ill., died Monday, June 14, 2004, at the Sullivan County Adult Care Center in Liberty. He was 63 years of age.
The son of the late Lionel and Beatrice Gagna Kelly, he was born June 16, 1940, in Gaspé, Canada.
He is survived by three sons, Joseph Kelly and his fiancée, Tennille, of Hurleyville, and Mark and Jason Kelly, both of Monticello; two daughters, Wendy Kelly of Rock Hill and Anita Kelly of Monticello; two brothers, Wayne Kelly of Chicago, Ill., and Gary Kelly of Montreal, Canada; a sister, Paula Finette of Canada; 15 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Jesse W. Kelly, and a sister, Elizabeth "Betty" Bond.
Friends may call at the Ramsay's Funeral Home, 55 St. John St., Monticello, on Friday from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. at St. Peter's R.C. Church, Broadway & Liberty St., Monticello, with the Rev. John Tran officiating.
Burial will be made in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Wurtsboro.
Virginia K. Bodner
Ret. Teacher, 72
Virginia K. Bodner of Yulan, a retired teacher with the Eldred School District and a longtime area resident, died Monday, June 14, 2004, at the Schervier Pavilion Nursing Home in Warwick. She was 72 years of age.
The daughter of the late William F. and Catherine Moroney Kille, she was born March 15, 1933, in Honesdale, Pa.
Mrs. Bodner was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church in Yulan where she served as organist for many years. She was also a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, a teacher's organization.
In a family statement, it was said, "Virginia was a loving mother and grandmother. She enjoyed traveling to Florida."
She is survived by three daughters, Kathleen Frazier of Warwick, Christina Crandall of Latham and Jackie Bodner of Keokuk, Iowa; two sons, Gregory Bodner of Endicott and Jeff Bodner of Leonardtown, Md.; and six grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Thursday at St. Anthony of Pudua R.C. Church in Yulan with the Rev. Anthony Moore officiating.
Burial was made in St. Francis Cemetery in Narrowsburg.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Rasmussen Funeral Home in Narrowsburg.
Donald Buckner Sr., 66
Ret. Water/Sewer Emply.
Donald H. Buckner Sr. of Woodridge, a retired employee of the Town of Fallsburg Department of Water and Sewer where he worked for over 30 years, died Monday, June 14, 2004, at his home. He was 66 years of age.
The son of the late James and Florence Buckner, he was born October 6, 1937, in Baltimore, Md. He was the widower of Doris Cleo Buckner.
A veteran of the United States Army, he attended the First Baptist Church in South Fallsburg.
In a family statement, it was said, "The memories we have of Donald will always remain dear in our hearts. He was an avid sports fan baseball being his favorite. On any given day, Donald could be seen doing what he enjoyed best: walking, wearing a baseball cap and greeting anyone he met with a 'Hey, what's up?' Donald always carried such a warm smile and everyone in the neighborhood, especially the children, knew him as 'Pop Pop.'"
He is survived by two daughters, Theresa Corley and her husband, Edward, and Stacey Buckner and her companion, Marcus; a son and daughter-in-law, Donald Jr. and Letise Buckner; a sister and brother-in-law, Florence and Ellerson Wilson; nine grandchildren, Corey, Alaina, Justin, Shannon, Sean, Tyrell, Cherron, Darius and Alicia; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Services were held Thursday at the First Baptist Church in South Fallsburg with the Rev. Anthony Black officiating.
Interment was made in the Rock Ridge Cemetery in Monticello.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Woodbourne.
Bella Bogursky of Glen Wild, a longtime area resident and a homemaker, died Wednesday, June 16, 2004, at her home. She was 90 years of age.
The daughter of the late Max and Esther Wisotzky, she was born April 10, 1914, in Poland. She was the widow of Charles Bogursky.
Mrs. Bogursky is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Lorraine Bogursky of Glen Wild; a daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Peter Bloch of Ridgefield, N.J.; five grandchildren and their spouses, Stephen and Jane Bogursky, Eileen and Russ Marwin, Donna and John LoTurco, Robert and Laurie Bloch and Paula and Dan Poluchino; and 10 great-grandchildren,; Anna, Harrison, Rebecca, Jonah, Maxwell, Justin, Holly, Jillian, Ian and Magean.
Graveside services and burial were held Thursday at the Glen Wild Synagogue Cemetery with Rabbi Irving Goodman officiating.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello.
Founded Elec. Co., 87
Harry Ross of Liberty, a longtime area resident and the founder of Ross Electric Company in Liberty, died Tuesday, June 15, 2004, in Boca Raton, Fla. He was 87 years of age.
The son of the late Katie and Hyman Rosenstein, he was born August 2, 1916, in Philadelphia, Pa.
Mr. Ross was a member and secretary/treasurer of the Ferndale Synagogue. He was also a charter member of the Town of Liberty Volunteer Ambulance Corps, and a member of the Knights of Pythias, the International Association of Electrical Inspectors and of the Odd Fellows.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Rose Ross, at home; a daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Jerry Koenig of Margate, Fla.; a son and daughter-in-law, Joel and Joan Ross of Liberty; five grandchildren and their spouses, Steven and Micky Ross and Kenneth and Tracy Ross, all of Liberty, Rick and Sandi Ross of Boynton Beach, Fla., Jason and Tracy Baumann of Boca Raton, Fla., and Danny and Christine Baumann of California; and six great-grandchildren, Joshua, Nicole, Esti, Allison and Caelian Ross and Kelsey Baumann.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday at the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home, 186 Broadway, Monticello with Rabbi Marvin Goldman officiating.
Burial will be made in the Ferndale Synagogue Cemetery in Parks-ville.
Registered Nurse, 47
Patricia " Pat" Williams Weber of Mountaindale, a registered nurse at the Sullivan County Adult Care Center and a former resident of Livingston Manor, died Wednesday, June 16, 2004, at the White Plains Hospital. She was 47 years of age.
The daughter of Walter and Joan Miller Williams, she was born February 7, 1957, in Liberty.
In a family statement, it was said, "Pat was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, friend and caregiver. Her wit and humor brought smiles to everyone she met. She will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her. Those who never had the chance, they will never know."
She is survived by her husband of almost two years, Stuart Weber, at home; two sons, Gillian Trujillo of Parksville and Kenneth Alger III of Comstock; a daughter, Amanda Alger of Mountaindale; her father of Damascus, Pa.; her mother, Joan Miller Mereos of Parksville; a sister, Susan Riesner of Livingston Manor; a grandson, Jivan Alger of Mountaindale; several aunts and uncles, including Joyce and Glen Schmidt of Youngsville; and several cousins.
Friends may call at the Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home, 29 Pearl St., Livingston Manor, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Residence Counsel, P.O. Box 671, Liberty, N.Y. 12754.
MHS Student, 14
Sierra Lynn Cerrone of Harris, a freshman at the Monticello High School, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 15, 2004, in the Town of Thompson. She was 14 years of age.
The daughter of Joseph and Joan Cerrone, she was born October 13, 1989, in Johnson City.
Miss Cerrone was a member of the Monticello High School Varsity Golf Team and the Debate Team.
She is survived by her parents, and two brothers, Joseph Cerrone Jr., and Gregory Cerrone, all at home; her grandparents, John and Adrienne Reiszel of Vero Beach, Fla., and Joseph and Ann Cerrone of Monroe Township, N.J.; aunt and uncles including John and Sandy Reiszel, Ann Marie Reiszel, Janie and Joe Gentile, Cindy and Scott Jordan, Karon and Dave Forney, Rosemarie Cerrone, Kathie Gill, Lisa and Michael Milazzo; and her extended family of cousins, great-aunts and great-uncles and many close friends.
Visitation for Sierra and her best friend, Ashley Morgan, will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 401 Broadway, Monticello, on Friday.
A joint Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday at 1 p.m. at St. Peter's Church, Broadway and Liberty St., Monticello with the Rev. Robert Ginel officiating.
Burial will be made in St. Peter's Cemetery in Monticello.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family for a memorial fund to be set up at a later date.
MHS Student, 15
Ashley Lynn Morgan of Monticello, a freshman at Monticello High School, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 15, 2004, in the Town of Thompson. She was 15 years of age.
She was born in Schenectady on January 27, 1989. Ashley was on the Monticello High School Varsity Golf Team and was also a member of the Debate Team.
She is survived by her parents, Linda and Joseph Kenny and her expected little brother, at home; her grandparents, Bill and Marie Morgan of North Miami Beach and Kiamesha Lake, Karen and Matt Donnelly of Halfmoon and Sandy Kenny of Monticello; several aunts and uncles, including Scott and Jen, Rick and Jen, Jill and Jeff and Stacey and Vinny; several cousins; and many close friends.
Visitation for Ashley and her best friend, Sierra Cerrone, will be held on Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 401 Broadway, Monticello.
A joint Funeral Mass will be offered at 1 p.m. on Saturday at St. Peter's Church, Broadway & Liberty St., Monticello, with the Rev. Robert Finel officiating.
Burial will be made in St. Peter's Cemetery in Monticello.
Memorial contributions may be made to her family for a memorial fund to be established later.
Dorothy Van Etten, 91
Dorothy I. Van Etten died Tuesday at Green Acres Retirement Living Home in Manistee, Mich., where she resided. She was 91 years of age.
The daughter of the late Frank and Jennie Meredith Courtright, she was born November 24, 1912, in Pine Bush. She was the widow of Kenneth Easman and Richard Van Etten.
Mrs. Van Etten is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Fred Fragomeli of Manistee, Mich.; five grandchildren, Larry Fragomeli of Ft. Worth, Tex., Lisa Fragomeli of Manistee, Mich., Lance and Barb Fragomeli of Woodridge, Va., Lori Fragomeli of St. Louis, Mo., and Lane Fragomeli of San Diego, Calif.; four great-grandchildren, Aaron and Logan Harmon and Luke and Matthew Fragomeli; four step-children and their spouses, Jan and Alyce Van Etten of Monticello, Richard and Jeri Van Etten of East Haddam, Conn., Robert and Patricia Van Etten of Monticello, and Margaret and David Coats of Seattle Wash.; several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Barbara Courtright; four sisters and a brother-in-law, Elise Shaw, Hazel and Harvey Lybolt, Vera Mulligan and Bea Sands; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two granddaughters, Lynn P. Fragomeli and Lauren B. Fragomeli; two brothers, George and Kenneth Courtright and four sisters, Ruth Damms, Jennie Rinaldi, Margaret Rainy and Edna Scott.
There were no services.
Cremation was made in Michigan.
Lillian T. Schoedel
Lillian T. Schoedel, a four-year resident of Monticello and a homemaker, died Sunday, June 13, 2004, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 99 years of age.
The daughter of the late William and Theresa Schoedel, she was born August 16, 1904, in New York City. She was the widow of Arthur Z. Schoedel to whom she was married 61 years.
Mrs. Schoedel was an avid supporter of the arts.
She is survived by a daughter, Dr. Joyce A. Garber of Monticello; a son, Robert Schoedel and his wife, of Chappaqua; five grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
Services were held at the Frederick Funeral Home in Flushing on Wednesday.
Burial was made Thursday in the Lutheran Cemetery.
Frank S. Terwilliger
Farm Worker, 52
Frank S. Terwilliger of Cochecton, a disabled farm worker and a lifelong area resident, died Monday, June 14, 2004, at his home. He was 52 years of age.
The son of the late Arthur and Martha Slater Terwilliger, he was born January 11, 1952, in Liberty.
Mr. Terwilliger was a member of the Lake Huntington Fire Department, a life member of the NRA and a life member of the Tusten Settlement Association.
He is survived by a sister, Phyllis Johnston, and a niece, Karry Johnston.
Cremation was made at the H.G. Smith Crematory in Stroudsburg, Pa.
Graveside services and burial of the cremains will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Tusten Settlement Cemetery in Narrowsburg with the Rev. Phyllis Haynes officiating.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Rasmussen Funeral Home in Narrowsburg.
Legal Secretary, 59
Kaliope N. "Kelly" Kiriakou of Roscoe, a secretary for Horak & Bertsch Law Offices in Livingston Manor and a lifelong area resident, died Wednesday, June 16, 2004, at the Roscoe Community Nursing Home. She was 59 years of age.
The daughter of the late Nicholas and Gertrude Freese Kiriakou, she was born September 8, 1944, in Loch Sheldrake.
Ms. Kiriakou was also an insurance broker for many years.
She is survived by a brother, Randall Kiriakou of Loch Sheldrake; two nieces; three nephews; several cousins; and many friends. She was predeceased by a brother, Roy Kiriakou, and a sister, Jo Ann Hurd.
Friends may call at the Harris Funeral Home, Railroad Ave., Roscoe, on Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Services will be held at the funeral home at 1 p.m. on Friday with the Rev. Stephen Dibble officiating.
Burial will be made in the Hurleyvile Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 95 Schwenk Ave., Kingston, N.Y. 12401.