July 2, 2004
Ret. Offc. Wkr., 93
Catherine Kraus Downey of Narrowsburg, a retired Union 32B office worker in New York City and a lifelong area resident, died Saturday, June 26, 2004, at the Ellen Memorial Health Care Center in Honesdale, Pa. She was 93 years of age.
The daughter of the late Anthony and Elizabeth Korn Kraus, she was born November 13, 1910, in Narrowsburg. She was the widow of Edward Downey who died in 1976.
Mrs. Downey is survived by a brother, Edward W. Kraus of Narrowsburg; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services and burial will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery in Narrowsburg with the Rev. Thomas Jones, OFM, officiating.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Rasmussen Funeral Home in Narrowsburg.
Anna Santinello of Middletown, a 22-year area resident, died Sunday, June 27, 2004, at the Park Manor Rehabilitation Center in Middletown. She was 93 years of age.
The daughter of the late Frank and Anna Giacco DeSimone, she was born in Afragula, Napoleon, Italy, on June 28, 1910.
She is survived by her husband of 71 years, Albert Santinello, at home; five children, Ralph Santinello of Palm Harbor, Fla., Frank Santinello of Staten Island, Ernest Santinello of Middletown, Pasquale Santinello of Del Ray Beach, Fla., and Concetta Scott of Bloomingburg; 13 grandchildren, Ralph Santinello of State Island, Robert Santinello of Palm Harbor, Fla., Cynthia Evers of Parrish, Fla., Valerie Santinello of Staten Island, Richard Santinello and Lisa Short, both of Pine Bush, Sean Scott and Albert Scott, both of Bloomingburg, Lauraleigh Gould and Joseph Santinello of Boca Raton, Fla., and Elizabeth, Frank Jr. and John Santinello, all of Staten Island; and 15 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by three brothers, Joseph, Ralph and Blaise DeSimone, and a sister, Susan Miller.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Wednesday at St. Joseph Church in Middletown.
Burial was made in St. Joseph Cemetery.
Irwin Windt, 84
Ret. BOCES Teacher
Irwin Windt, a longtime resident of Liberty, a retired teacher at Sullivan County BOCES and the former co-owner and operator of Pollack's Hotel in Ferndale, died Monday, June 28, 2004, at Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, N.J. He was 84 years of age.
The son of the late Harry and Beatrice Neckemias Windt, he was born March 11, 1920, in the Bronx.
A World War II veteran of the Army, he was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Jewish War Veterans and the American Legion. He was also a member of Ahavath Israel Synagogue in Liberty and a former Boy Scout troop leader.
Mr. Windt is survived by his wife of 58 years, Marion Pollack Windt, at home; a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Bruce Limpitlaw of East Meadow; a son, Allan David Windt and his wife, Robin, of Pennsylvania; a brother, Dr. Arnold Windt of California; a sister, Diane Brazer of the state of Florida; four grandchildren, Breana, Erik, Heather and Paige; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Morton Windt.
Services were held Tuesday at Ahavath Israel Synagogue in Liberty with Rabbi Marvin Goldman officiating.
Burial was made in Ahavath Israel Cemetery in Liberty.
Funeral arrangements were made by Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello.
Ret. Barber, 76
Kenneth E. Decker of Mill Rift, Pa., a retired barber in Matamoras, and Milford, Pa., and a lifelong area resident, died Monday, June 28, 2004, at his home. He was 76 years of age.
The son of the late Donald and Viola Norton Decker, he was born January 29, 1928, in Matamoras, Pa. He was the widower of Georgianna Carlock Decker.
An Army veteran of the Korean War, Mr. Decker was a member of the Matamoras United Methodist Church, the Country Cruisers in Dingmans Ferry, Pa., a former member of the Catskill Cruisers Car Club in Monticello and a member of the Matamoras Fire Department.
He is survived by a son, Gary Decker of Shohola, Pa.; a grandson, Matt Decker; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Carol and Ross Pinckney of Belleview, Fla., and Arlene and Jack Wagner of Barryville; three nieces, Susan Hill, Jacqueline Baumgardner and Gretchen Stephens.
Services were held Thursday at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home in Port Jervis with Theresa Latini officiating
Burial was made in Pine Grove Cemetery in Matamoras, Pa.
Richard J. Cron
Ret. Equip. Oper., 65
Richard James Cron of Damascus, Pa., a retired equipment operator, died Monday, June 28, 2004, at his home. He was 65 years of age.
The son of the late Harry Samuel and Maggie Hinkley Cron, he was born May 12, 1939, in Lookout, Pa.
He was retired from Bed Rock Quarries and was a member of the National Guard for several years.
In a family statement, it was said, "Richard was a true outdoors man who enjoyed hunting, fishing and riding ATVs and snowmobiles."
He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Joan M. Hansen Cron, at home; a son and daughter-in-law, Vernon Michael and Connie Hansen of Archbald, Pa.; two grandchildren, Peter Hansen and his wife, Melanie, and April Hansen; a brother and sister-in-law, Ronald and Helen Cron of Cherry Ridge, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews.
Cremation was made at the Maple Hill Crematory in Salem, Pa.
Matthew Williams-Jones, 18
Matthew T. Williams-Jones of Wappingers Falls, a former resident of Kingston and Liberty, died Friday, June 25, 2004, at the Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla as the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was 18 years of age.
The son of Terrance Jones and Tammy J. Williams, he was born September 8, 1985, in Harris.
In a family statement, it was said, "Matthew was a sweet and loving child who grew into a matured, responsible young man. He will be missed by all who ever had the pleasure of meeting him and seeing that radiant smile he wore like a badge of honor. He will be remembered for his sense of humor and love for jokes."
Matthew was employed by Sears and American Eagle at the Poughkeepsie Galleria.
He is survived by his father and his three children by a second marriage, all of Queens; his mother of Highland; his maternal great-grandmother, Lucretia Williams, his grandmother, Karolyn Wilson, an aunt, Allison Smith and a cousin, Alexander Smith, all of Monticello; his; paternal grandparents, Everett and Estelle Jones of Hempstead; two uncles, Gerald Jones of Ohio and Pierce and his wife, Patricia Jones, of Middle Island; two aunts, Diane Jones of Hempstead and Renee and her husband, Howard Forrester, of New York City; and 12 cousins. He was predeceased by his maternal great-grandfather, Fred Williams, and a cousin, Brian Jones.
A memorial service was held Thursday at Living Word Chapel in West Hurley with Pastor Don Moore officiating.
Private burial of the cremains will be made in Monticello at a later date.
E. Wanda Winglovitz
Ret. Deli/Bakery Mgr., 62
Elaine Wanda Winglovitz of Cochecton, a retired bakery and deli manager at Peck's Market in Callicoon, died Saturday, June 26, 2004, in Homosassa Springs, Fla. She was 62 years of age.
The daughter of the late Karl and Mildred Dorman Gawenus, she was born December 31, 1941, in Flushing. She was the widow of Adolph "Sonny" Winglovitz who died in 1993.
Mrs. Winglovitz was a member of the Cochecton Men's Club and a former board member of the Delaware Community Center in Callicoon.
She is survived by three sons and two daughters-in-law, Gary and Amy Winglovitz of Temecua, Calif., Ross and Diane Winglovitz of Middletown and Craig Winglovitz of Cochecton; a brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Ann Gawenus of Horseheads; four grandchildren, Ross, Nicole, Avianna and Miles Winglovitz; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her step-father Harold Pearce.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Callicoon.
Burial will be made in Hillside Cemetery in Damascus, Pa.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cochecton Men's Club, Cochecton, N.Y. 12726 or to the Delaware Community Center, Callicoon, N.Y. 12723.
Mary E. Skinner
Ret. From Shirt Co., 101
Mary E. Skinner of Westbrookville, a retired employee of the Manhattan Shirt Co. in Middletown and a lifelong area resident, died Tuesday, June 29, 2004, at Belle Reve in Milford, Pa. She was 101 years of age.
The daughter of the late John and Marietta Clark Piatt, she was born August 13, 1902, in Cuddebackville. She was the widow of Ernestus Skinner who died October 25, 1958.
Mrs. Skinner was a member of the Westbrookville United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women of the church. She was a former member of the Westbrookville Senior Citizens.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Ernestus F. and Betty Skinner of Port Orange, Fla.; four grandchildren, Lee E. VanNess and his wife, Irene, of Westbrookville, Mary Skinner Marra of Catasauqua, Pa., Ernestus "Buddy" Skinner of Port Orange, Fla., and Richard Skinner and his wife, Debbie, of Cuddebackville; several great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; and a niece, Lillian Flieger and her husband, Bill, of Cuddebackville. She was predeceased by a daughter and son-in-law, Audrey and Clarence "Ed" VanNess.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday at the Westbrookville United Methodist Church with the Rev. Stephen Phillips officiating.
Burial will be made in the Westbrookville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Westbrookville United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 242, Westbrookville, N.Y. 12785.
Ret. Social Wkr., 63
Harriet Ledina of Rock Hill, a retired teacher who later pursued a career in social services, died Wednesday, June 30, 2004, She was 63 years of age.
The daughter of the late Samuel and Rose Jaffe Jarcho, she was born June 29, 1941, in the Bronx.
She graduated from Crosby High School, Syracuse University School of Speech and Dramatic Art and School of Education with degrees in Speech Pathology and Audiology and Education. She also pursued graduate studies at Hunter College in New York City.
Mrs. Ledina began her teaching career in elementary education at PS 130 in the South Bronx and later taught at the Cooke and Rutherford Schools in Monticello for many years. She then began working in social services for the Sullivan County Department of Family Services as a foster care caseworker, then in child protective services as an investigator. She retired as a supervisor in foster care and transportation services. Mrs. Ledina was the first Head Start teacher employed in the Sullivan County program when it began in the 1960s.
She was a member of Temple Sholom, Landfield Synagogue and Hadassah.
Mrs. Ledina is survived by her husband, Burton Ledina, at home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Michelle and Zachary Kelson and Andrea and David deLange; a son and daughter-in-law, David "DJ" and Pia Ledina; five grandchildren, Julie and Sarah deLange, Ronald Kelson and Ethan and Anika Ledina; three nieces, Gayle Rose and her husband, Paul, Shelley Fox and her husband, Ben, and Lynn Jarcho; two nephews, Larry and Scott Ledina, two sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Harriet and Berny Becker and Susan and Michael Ledina; and many cousins, her extended family and dear friends. She was predeceased by a brother, David L. Jarcho.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home, 388 (186) Broadway, Monticello with Rabbi Ben Zion Chanowitz officiating.
Burial will be made in the Landfield Avenue Cemetery in Monticello.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Catherine "Dotty" Blaut of Barryville, a homemaker and a longtime area resident, died Tuesday, June 29, 2004, at the Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Sarasota, Fla. She was 83 years of age.
The daughter of the late Arthur and Edna Helen Amrein, she was born September 21, 1920, in Passaic, N.J. She was the widow of Clarence Blaut Sr.
Mrs. Blaut was a member of St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church in Yulan.
In a family statement, it was said, "Nanni loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and her pet pug 'Bozo.' She loved to feed the deer, turkeys and occasionally a bear. She enjoyed her friends and bowling. She is going to be missed by all that loved her."
She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Clarence "Sailer" Jr. and Elaine Blaut and Barry R. and Joan Blaut, all of Barryville, and Dale and Connie Blaut of Amarillo, Tex.; a sister, Gertrude Schneider of Sarasota, Fla.; a step-brother, Bill Humphrey; nine grandchildren, Kathleen, Bryan, Kristine, Cassie, Barry, Brandon, Keith, Karin and Stacie; and seven great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Kim Blaut, a sister, Edna May Pharo, and her step-mother, Molley Humphrey Amrein.
Friends may call at the Gray-Rasmussen Funeral Home in Barryville on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. on Saturday at St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church in Yulan with the Rev. Anthony Moore, OFM, officiating.
Burial will be made in St. Anthony's Cemetery in Eldred.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Yulan Fire Department, Yulan, N.Y. 12792 or to the American Heart Association, 419 East Main St., Suite 202, Middletown, N.Y. 10940.