June 29, 2004
for Michael Repko
Burial of the cremains of Michael Repko, a resident of Liberty who died November 17, 2003, will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday at St. Peter's Cemetery, Cold Spring Rd., Liberty.
Arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Liberty.
Charles F. Phelps
Ret. 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 lifelong companion, Janette Krom of Liberty; two brothers, Ralph Phelps and his wife, Henrietta, of Liberty, and Richard Phelps; two step-daughters, Barbara Crandall and her husband, Bob, of Reistertown, Md., and Ramona Miranda of Pembroke 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.
Funeral services were held Saturday at the Harris Funeral Home in Liberty, with the Rev. Donald Baker officiating.
Burial was made in the Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery in Liberty.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 95 Schwank Drive, Kingston, N.Y. 12401.
Ret. Deli Manager, 62
Wanda Winglovitz of Cochecton, a retired deli manager for Peck's Market in Callicoon and a lifelong area resident, died Saturday, June 26, 2004, in the State of Florida. She was 62 years of age and was the widow of Adolph "Sonny" Winglo-vitz Jr.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Callicoon and are incomplete at press time.
Charlotte H. Gerow
Ret. Teacher, 84
Charlotte H. Gerow of Jeffersonville and San Mateo, Fla., died Tuesday, June 22, 2004, at the West-chester Medical Center in Valhalla. She was 84 years of age.
The daughter of the late Frank Sr. and Florence Drennon Huggler, she was born November 25, 1919, in Liberty. She was the widow of Lewis J. Gerow Sr. who died in 1994.
Mrs. Gerow retired after teaching 28 years in the Liberty Central School District. She was a member of the Liberty Presbyterian Church, a member of the NYS Retired Teachers Association and a member of the Gerow Family Association.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Lewis J. Jr. and Gretchen Gerow of Liberty; a daughter and son-in-law, Helen and Rudy Hoering of Jeffersonville; five grandchildren, Lewis J. Gerow III, Spencer Gerow, John Gerow, Otto Hoering and Katrina Chellis; and two great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Chellis and Lauren Gerow. She was predeceased by two brothers, Frank Huggler Jr. and Harold Huggler.
Private cremation was made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Graveside services and burial of the cremains will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at Laurel Hill Cemetery in White Sulphur Springs.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jeffersonville Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Jeffersonville, N.Y 12748.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Liberty.
Irwin Siegel, 75
Founded Ins. Agency
Irwin Siegel, a longtime resident of Monticello and Rock Hill and the founder and chairman of the Irwin Siegel Agency, Inc., died suddenly on Thursday, June 24, 2004, at his home. He was 75 years of age.
The son of the late Ann and Herman Siegel, he was born March 9, 1929, in Parksville.
He started his insurance career in 1955 by selling life insurance for Metropolitan Life and by the early 1980s he had developed an insurance organization that was one of the first to offer a comprehensive national insurance program to not-for-profit organizations that provided essential services to people with developmental disabilities. As a board member of the local United Cerebral Palsy organization and as New York State was implementing the de-institutionalization goals, Mr. Siegel was appointed by Governor Malcolm Wilson to the Board of Governors of Letchworth Village. He recognized the need for not only a unique insurance product, but also comprehensive support services in risk and claims management.
Mr. Siegel was a patron of The Metropolitan Opera, Carnegie Hall and The American Ballet Theatre and was a strong supporter of the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (DVAA).
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Marcia Siegel, at home; a son and daughter-in-law, Howard and Arlene Siegel of Monticello; a daughter, Arleene Siegel-Lerner of Rock Hill; five grandsons, Jacob and Joseph Lerner and Harrison, Zachary and Gregory Siegel; a sister, Myra Lavine of Wantagh, L.I.; and several nieces and nephews; and many dear friends and neighbors. He was predeceased by a brother Joseph Siegel.
Services were held Sunday at the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello with Rabbi Chanowitz officiating.
Burial was made in Temple Sholom Cemetery in Bridgeville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Literacy Volunteers of America, 33 Lakewood Ave., or Landfield Avenue Synagogue, Landfield Ave., both at Monticello, N.Y. 12701 or to the DVAA, Narrowsburg, N.Y. 12764.
Dorothy F. DeNike
Ret. Textile Mender, 88
Dorothy F. DeNike of Liberty, a retired textile mender and presser with American Woolen Mill and a former resident of Montgomery, died Thursday, June 24, 2004, at the See-lig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 88 years of age.
The daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Russell Ramsey, she was born June 22, 1916, in Burlington, Vt. She was the widow of Lawrence DeNike.
Mrs. DeNike was a communicant of St. Stephen's Church and a former social director for the Courtyard Apartments, both in Winooski, Vt., and a member of the RSVP Program in Sullivan County.
She is survived by a daughter, Ann Knack of Loch Sheldrake; a sister and brother-in-law, Joyce and John Mulhall of Mt. Clemens, Mich; a brother and sister-in-law, Russell and Ruth Manseau of Lompac, Calif.; four granddaughters and their spouses, Laurie and Richard Dutcher of Parksville, Sheri and Edward Philpot of Parksville, Cindy and Douglas Bowers of Gafney, S.C., and Christie Smith of Jeffersonville; seven great-grandchildren; a cousin, Pauline McGonagle and her husband, Joseph, of Winooski, Vt.; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a twin sister, Doris Livingston.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered on Monday at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church in Liberty with Monsignor Edward Straub officiating.
Burial was made in the Brick Church Cemetery in Montgomery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Providence, 47 W. Spring St., Winooski, Vt. 05404 or to the Sullivan County Adult Care Center, Family Council, Sunset Lake Rd., Liberty, NY. 12754.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Harris Funeral Home in Liberty.
Barbara J. Wilson
Barbara J. Wilson of Liberty, a homemaker and a lifelong area resident, died Friday, June 25, 2004, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 51 years of age.
The daughter of the late Harold and Ruth Metzner Porter, she was born August 11, 1952, in Liberty.
She was a graduate of Liberty High School.
Mrs. Wilson is survived by her husband, Mark Wilson, at home.
Friends may call at the Harris Funeral Home, West Street at Buckley, Liberty, on Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Graveside services and burial will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday at the Liberty Cemetery, Cold Spring Rd., Liberty, with the Rev. David McCarthy officiating.
Theresa Louise Machera of Monticello, died Sunday, June 20, 2004, at her home. She was 73 years of age.
The daughter of the late Joseph Jr. and Louise R. Forlano Scala, she was born October 18, 1930, in Brooklyn. She was the widow of Alfred A. Machera Sr. who died September 11, 1987.
Mrs. Machera was a member of St. Peter's Church in Monticello.
She is survived by a two daughters, Louise Teger of East Meadow, L.I., and Sabrina Nietzel and her husband, Edward, of Monticello; two sons and daughter-in-law, Alfred Jr. and Joelina Machera of Los Angeles, Calif., and Patrick Machera of Ellenville; a brother, Joseph J. Scala and his wife, Theresa, of Brooklyn; a sister, Irene Lagomarsino and her husband, Matthew, of Wayne, N.J.; eight grandchildren; a niece and two nephews.
A Funeral Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at St. Peter's Church in Monticello.
Burial will be made in St. Peter's Cemetery in Monticello.
Funeral arrangements were made by the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Monticello.
Ret. Elec. Contr., 77
Samuel Benjamin Wiener of Arlington, Tex., a former longtime resident of Liberty and a retired electrical contractor, died Saturday, June 26, 2004, in Arlington. He was 77 years of age.
The son of the late Joseph and Yetta Sussman Wiener, he was born January 19, 1927, in Liberty.
Mr. Wiener was a World War II veteran, serving in the Army. He was a member of the Liberty Rotary Club and president of the Arlington Rotary Club.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Phyllis G. Wiener, at home; a son, Jay Wiener, and a daughter, Paula Lepire and her husband, Rob, all of Texas; a grandson, Robbie Lepire; and a great-grandson, Ryan Lepire.
Graveside services and burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at the Ahavath Israel Cemetery in Liberty with Rabbi Marvin Goldman officiating.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello.
John J. Burke
Ret. Foreman, 74
John Joseph Burke of Hurleyville, a retired foreman for the Health and Hospital Corp. of New York City, died Friday, June 25, 2004, at his home. He was 74 years of age.
The son of the late Carl and Isabella DeVine Burke, he was born June 29, 1929, in Brooklyn.
In a family statement, it was said, "John was a loving and caring father and grandfather."
He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Diane Burke of Hurleyville; a daughter, Fern Faber of Rock Hill; and three grandchildren, Nicole and Bryan Faber and Michael Hart. He was predeceased by a brother and four sisters.
Services were held Monday at the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Woodbourne with the Rev. Robert Pinto officiating.
Interment was made in the Woodbourne Reform Church Cemetery.
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 McCormick 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 their spouses, Eleanor and Reuben Stalker of Equinunk, Pa., Harold and Dot Hawley of Honesdale, Pa., Everett and Joan Hawley of North Carolina, Evelyn and Russell Peters of Hortonville, Grace and Charles Mills of Callicoon, Marion and Fred Daub of Narrowsburg, Joyce and Bob Hellmers of Honesdale, Pa., Mark and Sally Hawley of Lookout, Pa., Lowell and Judy Hawley of South Carolina, Lois and Bob Kooch of Erie, Pa.; a sister-in-law, Janet Hawley of Callicoon and seven grandchildren, Jennifer Synakowski, Edward Synakowski, Alexandra Eldred, Justin Eldred, Wyatt Eldred, Samantha Vetrone and Cole Vetrone. She was predeceased by a brother, Clayton Hawley.
Graveside services and burial will be held at the Pine Mill Cemetery on Saturday, July 17.
Jules M. Linzer, 69
Owned Gene's Boats
Jules Mark Linzer of White Lake and Pembroke Pines, Fla., and the owner of Gene's Boats in White Lake, died Tuesday, June 22, 2004, at Regional Memorial Hospital in Hollywood, Fla. He was 69 years of age.
The son of the late Samuel and Pauline Africk Linzer, he was born June 25, 1934, in Brooklyn.
Mr. Linzer was a member of Temple Beth-El in Kauneonga Lake.
He is survived by his wife, Carol Sue Linzer, at home in White Lake; a daughter, Dr. Diane Lori Linzer and her husband, David Broder, of Melville; two sons, Dr. Steven Linzer of Pembroke Pines, Fla., and Paul Stuart Linzer of White Lake; a brother and sister-in-law, Barry and Judy Linzer of Wantagh; and two granddaughters, Britley Elizabeth and Brooke Allison. He was predeceased by a brother, Milton Linzer.
Services were held Monday at the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello.
Burial was made in the Temple Beth-El Cemetery in Bethel.
Walter Savage Jr., 74
Walter Scott Savage Jr., a resident of Black Hawk I.C.F. in Pine Bush, a longtime area resident, and a participant with Family Care in the Rose Valley Program in Sullivan County, died Tuesday, June 22, 2004, at the Arden Hill campus of the Orange Regional Medical Center in Goshen. He was 74 years of age.
The son of the late Walter S. Sr. and Margaret Bayly Savage, he was born September 18, 1929, in New York City.
He attended A.H.R.C. in Campbell Hall for many years.
Mr. Savage is survived by a dear friend, Maria Argust of New Jersey; and his many friends and peers at Black Hawk I.C.F. in Pine Bush. He was predeceased by his step-mother, Dorothy Savage.
Services were held Monday at the William M. Gagan Funeral Home in Pine Bush.
Burial was made in the family plot in Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn.
Thomas J. Lane
Ret. Salesman, 85
Thomas J. Lane of Port Jervis, a retired salesman for Sears Roebuck in Middletown and a 35-year area resident, died Thursday, June 17, 2004, at his home He was 85 years of age.
The son of the late Sylvester and Rose Cullen Lane, he was born February 28, 1919, in Brooklyn. He was the widower of Mary Lane who died January 14, 2003.
A World War II veteran, he served as a Chief Petty Officer on LST 791 and participated in the invasions of the Philippines, Okinawa, Iwo Jima, Guadalcanal and Saipan. He was an active member of the LST reunions where he reunited with his shipmates annually. Mr. Lane was a member of St. Mary's R.C. Church in Port Jervis and of the Knights of Columbus.
He is survived by three sons, James T. Lane and his wife, Catherine, of Wurtsboro, Thomas K. Lane of Flushing, and Richard S. Lane and his wife, Elaine, of Bernardsville, N.J.; a daughter, Maureen J. Lane of New York City; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Saturday followed by a Memorial Mass at St. Mary's R.C. Church in Port Jervis.
Cremation was made at the H.G. Smith Crematory in Stroudsburg, Pa.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105.
Hilda Mae Cook
Hilda Mae Cook, a former resident of Walden, Maybrook and Searsville in Orange County, died December 11, 2003, at the Shaire Nursing Center in Lenoir, N.C. She was 84 years of age.
The daughter of the late Charles and Stella Quick, she was born March 22, 1919, in Kingston. She was the widow of Bertram Ellsworth Cook Sr., who died in 1985, after 49 years of marriage.
Mrs. Cook was a 25-year member of the Bradley Hose Ladies Auxiliary in Walden.
In a family statement, it was said, "She will be remembered by her family as a devoted wife, a consummate housekeeper, and a caring mother."
She is survived by five sisters, including Helena Stickney of Wall-kill and Gerri Snowman of Walden; a daughter, Barbara Sadler and her husband, Bud, of Lenoir, N.C.; three sons and daughters-in-law, William and Joanne Cook of Searsville, Donald and Linda Cook of Yulan and Paul and Marion Cook of New Paltz; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Bertram "Butch" Cook Jr., and four brothers.
A memorial service was held Sunday at the Millspaugh Funeral Home in Walden, followed by burial of the cremains in the Riverside Cemetery in Montgomery.