June 25, 2005
George F. Brustman
Ret. Cook, 86
George F. Brustman of Jeffersonville, a lifelong area resident and a retired cook with 43 years service, first at the former Triangle Diner and the former Liberty-Loomis Hospital, both in Liberty, and the former Hamilton Avenue Hospital in Monticello, died Monday, June 21, 2004, at his home. He was 86 years of age.
The son of the late Jacob and Mary Sator Brustman, he was born December 22, 1917, in Obernburg.
He was also a courier for the Villa Roma Resort in Callicoon for 21 years.
Mr. Brustman was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army, serving as a field kitchen cook in the Quartermaster's Corps and attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant. He was a member of St. George's R.C. Church and a member of Protection Hose Co. #1 of the Jeffersonville Volunteer Fire Department, both in Jeffersonville.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Yvonne Herve Brustman, at home; a son, Joël Brustman of Jeffersonville; a daughter and son-in-law, Yvonne and Donald Schmidt of Callicoon Center; a sister, Ida Watson of Youngsville; four brothers, William Brustman and Fred Brustman of Obernburg, Joseph Brustman of Liberty and Clarence Brustman of East Haven, Conn.; two grandsons, George Schmidt and David Stucker, both of Callicoon Center; a great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by three sisters, Barbara Coger, Catherine Whatley and Marie Jacobs.
Firematic services were held Wednesday at the funeral home.
A Funeral Mass was offered Thursday at St. George's Church in Jeffersonville, with Father Anthony Moore, OFM, Father Ignatius Vu and Father Thomas Jones, OFM, officiating.
Burial was made in St. Mary's Cemetery with military honors.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. George's R.C. Church, or the Jeffersonville Fire Department, both at Jeffersonville, N.Y. 12748, or to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.
Doreen McAdoo, 23
Doreen McAdoo of Monticello, a participant at Sullivan ARC since July 1999, died Friday, June 18, 2004, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 23 years of age.
The daughter of Evelyn McAdoo and Bobby Misner, she was born November 28, 1980, in Newburgh.
She is survived by her mother of Narrowsburg; her father; her maternal grandmother, Katherin Earl of Cahalan, Fla.; a brother, Jason McAdoo of Utica; an aunt, Renee Johnson of Brooklyn; an uncle, Vincent Everett of Jacksonville, Fla.; three cousins, Brock, Sirros and Austin Johnson, all of Jacksonville, Fla.; and her extended family at Sullivan ARC.
Services were held at the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Monticello on Thursday.
Burial was made in the Hurleyville Cemetery.
Frank S. Terwilliger
A memorial service will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, June 25, at the Kenoza Lake United Methodist Church. A coffee hour will be held directly after at the Kenoza Lake Firehouse.
Mr. Terwilliger, a resident of Cochecton, died June 14, 2004 at his home. In the obituary printed June 22, it was inadvertently omitted that other than a sister, Phyllis Johnston of Callicoon, and a niece, Karry, he is also survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Janet Terwilliger of Jeffersonville. He was a member of both the Lake Huntington and Kenoza Lake Fire Departments.
Burial will be made at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 26, in the Tusten Settlement Cemetery in Narrowsburg.
Maryanna LaPolt of White Lake, a homemaker and a lifelong area resident, died Sunday, June 20, 2004, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 91 years of age.
The daughter of the late Andrew and Minnie Cutler White, she was born May 2, 1913, in Swan Lake. She was the widow of Samuel LaPolt who died in 1996.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Samuel V. Jr. and Evelyn LaPolt of Smallwood; a daughter-in-law, Kathleen Nevenhoff of Bethel; seven grandchildren, Keith, Gary, Glenn, Kevin LaPolt, Richard LaPolt Jr., Laura Rowlette and Amy LaPolt; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Richard LaPolt.
Graveside services and burial were held Wednesday at the Evergreen Cemetery in Bethel.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Kauneonga Lake.
Bob Zschack, 76
Ret. Dpty. Game Warden
Bob R. R. Zschack of Roscoe, a former deputy game warden for Passaic County, N.J., died Sunday, June 20, 2004. He was 76 years of age.
The son of the late Kurt and Rose Zschack, he was born July 10, 1927, in Clifton, N.J.
A veteran of World War II, he had been a Boy Scout leader and a member of the Roscoe Kiwanis Club.
In a family statement, it was said, "Bob will be remembered for his love of nature, his garden, and his many stories."
He is survived by his wife, Pat Zschack, at home; three daughters, Christina Mavoides of Airmont, Karen and her husband, Rob Russup, of South Seaside Park, N.J., and Gail and her husband, Chris Knecht, of St. Petersburg, Fla.; two sons, Gary Zschack and Karl Zschack of Pittstown, N.J.; two grandchildren, Kaddie Zschack and Kurt Zschack, both of South Seaside Park, N.J. He also leaves behind his dog, Jessie.
A celebration of his life will be held on Friday, June 25, at 1 p.m., at the Rockland House in Roscoe.
A private veteran's ceremony will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Roscoe Food Pantry, c/o the Roscoe Presbyterian Church, or to the R&R Volunteer Ambulance Corps, both at Roscoe, N.Y. 12776.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Harris Funeral Home in Roscoe.
John J. Lavelle
Ret. Painter, 68
John J. "Barney" Lavelle of Chester, a retired painter, died Saturday, June 19, 2004, at the Orange Regional Medical Center in Goshen. He was 68 years of age.
The son of the late John and Rosemary Cunningham Lavelle, he was born September 30, 1935 in the Bronx.
Mr. Lavelle was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving as an airborne paratrooper with the 101st, a Screaming Eagle and a Rakkasan. He was a member of the American Legion. Mr. Lavelle was also a pioneer in early sport jumping with the Hudson Valley Skydivers. A voracious reader and outsdoorsman, he loved camping and fishing.
He is survived by four sons, Steven Lavelle of Shertz, Tex., John J. Lavelle Jr. and his wife, Susan, of Wurtsboro, Scott Lavelle and his wife, Diane, of Boonton, N.J. and Edward Lavelle of Bend, Oreg.; three grandchildren; and his good friend, Art Paras.
Burial of the cremains will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday at the Orange County Veterans Cemetery in Goshen.
Memorial contributions may be made to Orange Blossom Post 1167 of the American Legion, Chester, N.Y. 10918.
Martin Acosta Jr.
Martin Acosta Jr. of Woodridge, a construction worker employed in Sullivan County, died Saturday, June 12, 2004 at Catskill Regional Medical Center. He was 24 years of age.
The son of Badillio and Miriam Canales Acosta, he was born January 18, 1980, in Puerto Rico.
He is survived by three sisters, Daisy Acosta of Sacramento, Calif., Leslie Acosta and April Acosta of Woodridge; an uncle, Nelson Rivera; and an aunt, Milagros Canales.
Friends may call at Ramsay's Funeral Home in Monticello on Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m.
Cremation will take place at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Rodney L. Walker, 29
Discovery Ctr. Particip
Rodney Lee Walker of Liberty, a lifelong area resident, died Sunday, June 20, 2004, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 29 years of age.
The son of Roger L. Walker and Connie Jackson McGregor, he was born October 10, 1974, in Port Jervis.
In a family statement, it was said, "Rodney, We love you, but God loves you best."
He is survived by his mother of Woodbridge, Va., and his father of Monticello; a grandmother, Adell Turner of Montgomery, Ala.; his devoted extended family of the Center for Discovery and many other relatives and friends.
Friends may call at the Harris Funeral Home on West Street in Liberty on Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Willie Smith officiating.
Burial will be made in the Laurel Hill Cemetery, White Sulphur Springs.
Ethel DeCarlo, 81
Ethel DeCarlo of Greenwood Lake, a lifelong area resident, died Tuesday, June 22,2004, at Valley Hospital in N.J. She was 81 years of age.
The daughter of the late Arthur and Maude Ward Roosa, she was born August 8, 1922 in Greenwood Lake. She was the widow of John DeCarlo.
She is survived by a son, Aaron Thomas Thorpe and his wife, Sharon of Ferndale; two daughters, Elsie Kunick and her husband, Mike, of Vass, N.C., and Jennie Richmond of Ellenville; many grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a daughter, Anna Kean; a brother, Jacob Roosa; and a sister, Maude Keaster.
Visitation was held Thursday at Strong-Basile Funeral Home in Greenwood Lake.
Burial was made in the Greenwood Lake Cemetery.
Charles F. Phelps
Ret'd. Truck Driver, 80
Charles F. Phelps of Liberty, a lifelong area resident, formerly of Grahamsville, died Wednesday, June 23, 2004, at his home. He was 80 years of age.
The son of the late Anthony W. and Margaret Ann Baer Phelps, he was born August 29, 1925 in Greenwich, Conn.
Mr. Phelps was a retired truck driver and heavy equipment operator with the Teamsters Local #445. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Korea.
In a family statement, it was said, "He was loved and will be missed by his extended family. We will always remember the Sunday family outings and the fishing adventures in Swan Lake. He loved children and dogs."
He is survived by his wife Henrietta of Liberty; one brother, Ralph Phelps of Liberty; a lifelong companion, Janette Krom of Liberty; two stepdaughters, Barbara Crandall and her husband, Bob, of Reistertown, Md., and Ramona Miranda of Pembrooke Pines, Fla.; two stepsons, Samuel Krom and Robert Krom, both of Ferndale; ten grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by four brothers, Curtis Phelps, Eddie Phelps, William Phelps and John Phelps.
Visitation will be held Friday at the Harris Funeral Home, West St., Liberty from 7 to 9 p.m.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Donald Baker officiating.
Burial will be made in the Sullivan County Veterans cemetery in Liberty.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 95 Schwank Drive, Kingston, NY 12401.
Evelyn D. Huntsberger
Evelyn D. Huntsberger of Grahamsville, a homemaker, musician, and a lifelong area resident, died Saturday, June 19, 2004 at her home. She was 94 years of age.
The daughter of the late Ben and Mabel Fuller Hill, she was born February 24, 1910 in Eureka. She was the widow of John M. Huntsberger.
Mrs. Huntsberger began teaching in 1929 in the two-room schoolhouse in Grahamsville, and was involved in teaching for many years in the Tri-Valley School area. She later taught at the Unionville School, where one teacher taught all grades and all subjects including music, art and physical education. In addition, teachers did their own janitorial work and took care of first aid in emergencies. Her last year of teaching was at the South Hill School from 1939 to 1940. She retired in 1942, and spent time in Battle Creek, Mich. where her husband was stationed. Returning to Grahamsville, she worked for many years as administrative secretary to the first supervising principal at the Tri-Valley Central School, and also served as a clerk of the school board, administrative assistant, and business manager of the school district.
Mrs. Huntsberger was a member of the United Methodist Church in Sundown, and played music there for many weddings, as well as at the Grahamsville Methodist Church. She was a published poet and co-founder of the Alchemy Club, an artist, and photographer who showed much talent. She volunteered at the community newspaper, The Townsman, and assisted in the publication of local poetry in The Alchemist. She was an inspiration to many, whether piloting a plane, fishing in a mountain stream, or encouraging those younger than she to do something special with their lives.
She is survived by a cousin, Eugene Fuller; her caregiver, Pat Maas; and the many people in the community whose lives she touched. Her family roots were in Sundown.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 17 at the Grahamsville United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Lorraine Coscia Ackerman officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to the United Methodist Church in Sundown.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Loucks Funeral Home, Inc. in Ellenville.
Retired Laborer, 82
Edward Mirsky of Mongaup Valley and a retired laborer, died on Friday, June 18, 2004 at Lake Katrine. he was 82 years of age.
The son of Jacob and Jennie Smilowitz Mirsky, he was born on May 19, 1922 in Yonkers.
A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served in World War II.
He is survived by two brothers, Joseph Mirsky of San Clemente, Calif., and Leo Mirsky of Deerfield Beach, Fla.; a sister, Sylvia Brawerman of Huntington Beach, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services, with full military honors, will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at the Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery in Liberty.
Funeral arrangements were made by Ramsay's Funeral Home in Liberty.
Alice C. Culnane
Retired Teacher, 95
Alice C. Culnane of Swan Lake, formerly of Ballston Spa, a retired teacher, died Saturday, June 19, 2004 at the Montgomery Nursing Home in Montgomery. She was 95 years of age.
The daughter of the late William and Julia Handron Corning, she was born January 3, 1909 in Ballston Spa. She was the widow of Harry A. Culnane.
Mrs. Culnane attended the College of St. Rose in Albany, receiving her teaching certificate in 1931. She was a teacher for 38 years in the Mechanicsville City School District.
She was a member of the New York State Teachers Association and a Communicant of St. Peter's Church in Monticello.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Terence Finch of Swan Lake; two granddaughters, Erin Marie Finch of Binghamton, and Tara Shannon Finch of Yonkers; and two nieces, Bernice Hollowood of Saratoga Springs, and Marie Stack of Ballston Spa. She was predeceased by two brothers, Bernard Corning, and Arthur F. Conring; and two sisters Julia Corning, and Helen Corning.
Visitation was held Thursday in Ballston Spa.
Services will be held Friday, June 25 at 8:30 a.m. at the Mevec Funeral Home, 224 Milton Ave. in Ballston Spa, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Milton Ave., Ballston Spa.
Burial will be made in St. Mary's Cemetery in Ballston Spa.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Church School Building Fund, 167 Milton Ave., Ballston Spa, N.Y. 12020.
Ashton W. Hart, 76
Ashton Wingate Hart of New Paltz, formerly of High Falls, and a retired employee of Inland Container Corp., died Monday, June 21, 2004 at Albany Medical Center. He was 76 years of age.
The son of the late Ashton H. and Elsa Draudt Hart, he was born February 27, 1928 in Kingston. He married Faire Millham on July 27, 1952 at the Reformed Church of New Paltz.
A graduate of Kingston High School and Union College, he served in the U.S. Army in Manila and Okinawa in the Armed Forces Radio Service. A member of the Reformed Church of New Paltz, he served as senior elder and a member of the choir. He was past-president of the school board in New Paltz, president of the National Council of Agricultural Employers, a member of the board of trustees for Inter-County Savings Bank, and president of the Moriello Park Board. He was president of Hart Associates Advertising, and for many years was a radio host on WGHQ in Kingston.
In a family statement, it was said, "He enjoyed music, photography, skiing, sports and loved to travel the world, but his greatest love was his family. Known to us all as 'Wink,' he will be remembered by cherished friends and family as a man of honor and principle. He lived a life of distinction serving his country, family and community, until the day he died. He was a man of many passions and interests and will be most remembered by how he served others."
He is survived by his wife, at home; a daughter and son-in-law, Mary Faire and Scott Lederman of Woodbourne; two sons, Bradford Hart of Williamsburg, Va., and Kraig Hart and his wife, Dorenna, of Londonderry, Vt.; a sister, Suzanne Sarr of High Falls; four grandchildren, Alanna and Adrienne Hart, and Kathryn and Sarah Schneyer; five step-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitaion will be held Friday, June 25 from 3 to 6 p.m. at Copeland Funeral Home, 162 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Reformed Church of New Paltz, with the Rev. Howard Major III officiating.
Cremation was made at Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Reformed Church of New Paltz, 92 Huguenot St., New Paltz 12561.
Christopher W. Goble
Retired Foreman, 70
Christopher "Chris" W. Goble of Liberty, a retired sanitation foreman for the Village of Liberty, died Wednesday, June 23, 2004 at home after a lengthy battle with cancer, with his family at his side. He was 70 years of age.
The son of the late Christopher F. and Margaret Helt Goble, he was born April 21, 1934 in Port Jervis.
Mr. Goble worked for the County of Sullivan, the State of New York, and had retired in 1991 from his position as Sanitation Foreman with the Village of Liberty after 25 years of service.
He was a member of St. Peter's Church in Liberty, and the Ontario Hose Co. #3 of the Liberty Fire Department. He also belonged to the Spruce Tree Hunting Club of Beaverkill and the Elks Lodge #1545 of Liberty.
In a family statement, it was said, "Chris was a one-of-a-kind man who was a devoted family man and enjoyed his hunting club and all aspects of nature. He often enjoyed early morning rides and friends at Lisa's Coffee Shop, and if you were downtown early, you might catch Chris surveying his village. Chris was known for his sharp wit and wry sense of humor. He and these traits will be sorely missed by those who loved him."
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Helen Rampe Goble, at home; two sons, William Goble and his wife, Margaret, and youngest son Michael, all of Liberty; three granddaughters, Elizabeth C. "Liz" Vazquez of Cuddebackville, Margaret "Meg" Goble and Eryn Goble, both of Liberty; a stepmother, Adele Donahue Goble LaBarr of Lava; a brother, Steven Goble and his family of Fosterdale; a sister, Margaret Goble Moore and her family of Port Jervis; an uncle, Charles Helt of Huguenot; and several cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his oldest son, Christopher "Andy" Goble, and a daughter, Kelli Goble Vazquez.
Friends may call at Ramsay's Funeral Home, 275 S. Main St., Liberty on Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m., and on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Peter's Church in Liberty on Monday at 11:45 a.m., with Monsignor Edward Straub officiating.
Burial will be made in St. Peter's Cemetery, Cold Spring Rd., Liberty.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter's Church Building Fund, 264 N. Main St., Liberty, NY 12754, or to Liberty Fire Dept., Ontario Hose Co. #3, Sprague Ave., Liberty, NY 12754.