July 9, 2004
Jennie P. Price
Jennie Pearl Price of Hurleyville, a homemaker and a longtime area resident, died Tuesday, July 6, 2004, at the Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, N.J. She was 81 years of age.
The daughter of the late Flossie and Charles Smith, she was born May 16, 1923, in Starrucca, Pa.
Mrs. Price was a member of the Hurleyville Methodist Church, the Liberty Grange and the Ladies Auxiliary to the Clarence Hoyt Post No. 9217, VFW, in Liberty.
In a family statement, it was said, "A quiet, patient loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she loved her family very much, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her greatest joy was having family gatherings for holidays and special occasions. Mommy, you will leave a void in our hearts, but you taught us to love unconditionally and not to worry about things we could not change. You will remain forever in our hearts."
She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Edwin Price, at home; a son and daughter-in-law, George and Olga Price of Hurleyville; three daughters and sons-in-law, Carol and Roy Hummel and Ruth and Richard Forest, all of Hurleyville, and Vicki and Michael Gold of South Fallsburg; 12 grandchildren, Michael Hummel of White Sulphur Springs, Jamie Gandulla, Laurie Forest-Weigand and Ryan Forest, all of Hurleyville, Pennie Conklin of Swan Lake, Alan Price of Woodridge, Jennifer Niemann of Liberty, Dan, Tyler and Zachary Gold of South Fallsburg, and Christopher and Erica Carlsen of Hurleyville; eight great-grandchildren, Victoria Olivio, Jonathan Conklin, Gavin Gandulla, Brandon Hummel, Kristen and Emily Niemann and Nicholas and Catlin Price; a sister, Dora Sand of Mt. Upton; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by 13 brothers and sisters.
Friends may call at the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home, 396 Main St., Woodbourne, on Friday from 1 to 2 p.m.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. Robert Pinto officiating.
Interment will be made in the Hurleyville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hurleyville Methodist Church, Hurleyville, N.Y. 12747 or to the National Diabetes Association.
Imogene "Nana" Lovelace-Hulse of Woodbourne, a homemaker and lifelong area resident, died Tuesday, July 6, 2004, at the Sullivan County Adult Care Center in Liberty. She was 83 years of age.
The daughter of the late Roy Francis and Laura Beatrice Halcott Conklin, she was born August 28, 1920, in Godeffroy. She was the widow of Earnest Lovelace and of Charles Hulse.
In a family statement, it was said, "Imogene was a loving and caring mother, grandmother and great-grandmother."
She is survived by four daughters and three sons-in-law, Earnestine and Walter Akt of Pond Eddy, Laraine and Sal Regina of Woodbourne, Naoma "Nikki" and Bill Thorpe of Forestburgh and Katrina Lovelace of Liberty; two sons, Keith Lovelace of Loch Sheldrake and Hiram "Hipie" Hulse and his wife, Donna, of Monticello; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by two sons, Terrance and Dwayne Lovelace, and two brothers, Francis and Raymond Conklin.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday at the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Woodbourne with the Rev. Robert Pinto officiating.
Interment will be made in the Pine Hill Cemetery in Sparrowbush.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Eastern Paralyzed Veterans Association, Attn. Donation Dept., 75-20 Astoria Blvd., Jackson Heights, N.Y. 11370-1177.
Aaron Davis Jr.
Ret. Truck Driver, 62
Aaron N. Davis Jr. of Long Eddy, died Monday, July 5, 2004, at his home after an extended illness. He was 62 years of age.
The son of the late Aaron Nathaniel Sr. and Betty Hobart Davis, he was born January 25, 1942, in Hurleyville.
A U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, he was a member and former president and commissioner of the Long Eddy Hose Fire Company and was a member of the Sullivan County Fire Police and Sullivan County Fire Prevention
In a family statement, it was said, "He never stopped giving to the community. He always offered a helping hand and gave his time, talents and resources to help others and to make this world a better place. He went to local schools and spoke about fire prevention and against the dangers of tobacco use. Aaron changed the lives of those he met by his actions. Although he only lived 62 years on this earth, he lived a full life. He was a loving husband and father who always had a way of making an ordinary moment special with his sense of humor and his passion."
He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Dawn D. Davis; his children, Esther L. Davis, Melinda A. and her husband, Thomas M. Jahn, Erica Meade and Michelle and her husband, Jose Conclaves; two grandchildren, Nathasha and Jose Gonclaves; a great-grandchild, Gemael J. Wallace; his mother-in-law, Alice Johnston; several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, including Mary and Bruce VanPelt, Sarah Vacca, John and Theresa Gillow, Robert and Rosie Gillow, Karl and Carol Gillow and Paul and Rhonda Gillow; his brothers and sisters, including Jean Colton, Victor Davis and his wife, Janet, Davis, Sarah Jane Vale, Sylvia Boyles, Stevie Boyles, Robert Boyles and his wife, Theresa Boyles, and Ricky Boyles; and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.He was predeceased by a brother, Francis Davis and a sister, Linda Davis.
Services were held Thursday at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Callicoon.
Burial was made in Halsey Cemetery in Long Eddy.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Long Eddy Volunteer Fire Dept., Long Eddy, N.Y. 12760.
William F . Gilbert
Retired Farmer, 82
William Frederick Gilbert of Callicoon, Center, a retired farmer and a lifelong area resident, died Monday, July 5, 2004, at his home. He was 82 years of age.
The son of the late Conrad and Elizabeth Zahorick Gilbert, he was born June 19, 1922, in Callicoon Center.
Mr. Gilbert was a member of St. George's Roman Catholic Church in Jeffersonville.
He is survived by many nieces and nephews, dear friends and neighbors.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. on Friday at St. George's Church in Jeffersonville with Father Ignatius Vu officiating.
Burial will be made in Calvary Cemetery in Youngsville.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. George's Church or to the Jeffersonville First Aid Squad, both at Jeffersonville, N.Y. 12748.
Eva Toth of Loch Sheldrake, a homemaker and a 48-year area resident, died Sunday, July 4, 2004, in Liberty. She was 76 years of age.
The daughter of the late Andrew and Mary Nagy, she was born September 16, 1927, in Budapest, Hungary.
She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Robert Toth, at home; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Andrew and Lynda Toth of Colorado Springs, Colo., Leslie Toth of San Diego, Calif., and Robert and Mary Toth of Copperas Cove, Tex.; a daughter and son-in-law, Agatha and Serge Lentz of Circleville; and three grandchildren, James Toth of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Katharina Toth and Monique Toth, both of Copperas Cove, Tex. She was predeceased by several brothers in Hungary.
Private cremation was held at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
A memorial service was held Thursday at the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Liberty with the Rev. Ivan Csete officiating.
Ret. Dock Builder, 66
John Andreassen of Davenport, a former resident of Swan Lake and a retired dock builder with Local 1456 in New York City, died Friday, July 2, 2004, at the A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital in Oneonta. He was 66 years of age.
The son of the late Arne and Anna Sorensen Andreassen, he was born October 4, 1937, in Brooklyn.
In a family statement, it was said, "He loved the Catskills and was involved locally in the Davenport United Methodist Church where he served on the Administrative Council and as a trustee. He participated in the Davenport Historical Society, was a member of the Davenport Senior Citizens and drove for more than five years for Meals on Wheels. A great outdoorsman, he held a life membership in the NRA and enjoyed outdoor sports, hunting and fishing. A skilled craftsman, John built his own home."
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Jean Bogert Andreassen; a son and daughter-in-law, Evan and Linda Andreassen; a daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Randy Mowers, all of Oneonta; five grandchildren, Christopher, Michael, Kristen, Jeffrey and Kayla; a sister, Lila Morelli of Scotia; an aunt, Dagmar Colella of Scotia; his mother-in-law, Lillian Bogert of Youngsville; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services were held Sunday at the United Methodist Church in Davenport with the Rev. Nola Anderson officiating.
Burial was made in the Davenport Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 204, Davenport, N.Y. 13750.
Jeanne L. Matthews
Jeanne L. Matthews of Red Hill Pa., died Monday, July 5, 2004, at the Orange County Residential Health Care Facility in Goshen, following a brief illness. She was 65 years of age.
The daughter of the late David W. and Miriam E. McCue Matthews, she was born in Lancaster, Pa.
Miss Matthews is survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Davette E. and Robert F. Whitehead of Wurtsboro.
A celebration of her life will be held at the Christ United Methodist Church in Lancaster, Pa., on Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. L. James Whitehouse officiating.
Interment will be made in Riverview Cemetery.
Memorial cointributions may be made to Christ United Methodist Church, 935 East Walnut St., Lancaster, Pa. 17602 or to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, Inc., 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.
Maintenance Super, 51
William "Bill" Toohey of Hurleyville, a maintenance supervisor for the Middletown Psychiatric Center, died Thursday, July 1, 2004, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 51 years of age.
The son of Florence V. Toohey and the late George N. Toohey, he was born November 24, 1952, in Monticello.
Mr. Toohey was an avid sportsman. He was a member of the Zero Gun Club and a life member of the Loch Sheldrake Fire Department.
He is survived by his mother of Richmond, Va.; two sons, Brian Toohey of Hurleyville and Mike Toohey and his wife, Erika, of York, S.C.; a daughter, Charity Muzuruk of Liberty; a granddaughter, Cortney Sawyer; a sister and brother-in-law, Patricia and Donald LaPolt of Richmond, Va.; and three aunts.
Services were held Monday at the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Woodbourne with Chaplain Jim Kaufman officiating.
Burial was made in the Grahamsville Rural Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Loch Sheldrake Fire Department, P.O. Box 1005, Loch Sheldrake, N.Y. 12758.
Eileen O'Connor of Barryville, a 34-year area resident and a homemaker, died Thursday, July 1, 2004, at St. Joseph's Place in Port Jervis. She was 97 years of age.
The daughter of the late John and Nora Murphy Lucey, she was born January 14, 1907, in County Kerry, Ireland. She was the widow of James O'Connor who died October 27, 1995.
Mrs. O'Connor was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church in Yulan.
She is survived by a daughter, Marge O 'Connor of Port Jervis; a son and daughter-in-law, John and Eleanor O'Connor of Allentown, N.J.; six grandchildren, Dianna Mulcahey O'Connor, James and Jeanne Mulcahey and Eileen, Erin and Kristin O'Connor; three great-grandchildren, Meredith and Connor Mulcahey and Jordan O'Connor; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a grandson, David Mulcahey.
A Mass of the Resurrection was offered at St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church in Yulan with the Rev. Anthony Moore officiating.
Burial was made in St. Anthony's Cemetery in Eldred.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph's Place, 160 E. Main St., Port Jervis, N.Y. 12771.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Gray-Rasmussen Funeral Home in Barryville.
Georgia D. Larry
Georgia Dean Larry of Monticello died Wednesday, June 30, 2004, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 41 years of age.
The daughter of George and Ella Larry, she was born May 13, 1963, in Troy, Ala.
She is survived by her mother, Ella Larry Sutton of Monticello; her father of Troy, Ala.; her companion of 10 years, Charlie Getler, at home; four children, Kindra Larry, Naeomi Larry, Earl and Regina, all of Monticello; five aunts, four uncles; a host of cousins; and lots of friends.
Services were held Wednesday at the First Baptist Church in Monticello with Rev. James Matthews officiating.
Burial was made in Rock Ridge Cemetery in Monticello.
Funeral arrangements were made by the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Monticello.
Anne O'Reilly McCabe of Yonkers, a homemaker and a 56-year summer resident of Slate Hill, died Thursday, July 1, 2004, at St. Patrick's Home in the Bronx where she had resided since 2002. She was 84 years of age.
Born in Manhattan on August 21, 1919, she was the middle child of the late Matthew and Margaret Murphy, her mother being a survivor of the Titanic. She was the widow of Peter McCabe who died June 13, 1998, after 52 years of marriage.
In a family statement, it was said, "Anne loved the area and looked forward to spending as much time as possible with her friends and neighbors and her cousin, Rita Townsend of Swan Lake. Anne was known for her openness and friendliness. It was said that she knew more people in Orange County than the residents who were there all year. She loved to knit and crochet. Card games with family and friends, shopping and more shopping were all her favorite pastimes. When she became a resident of St. Patrick's, you could find Anne in the pub, sipping sherry and enjoying music from live entertainment or the juke box and enjoying the friendship of her fellow residents. Anne also made new friends of family members who became her 'guardian angels' as her condition worsened."
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Jo-Anne and Andrew Konrad of Yonkers; three grandchildren, Kim-Ann and her husband, Michael Halpin of Patterson, Robert Konrad of White Plains and Kristi Konrad and her fiance, Rich Hennessy, of Briarcliff Manor; a great-granddaughter, Kaitlyn Halpin; many nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Philip Neri Church in the Bronx on Saturday.
Interment was made at Calvary Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made for the entertainment of the residents of St. Patrick's Home, 66 Van Cortlandt Park South, Bronx, N.Y. 10463.
Evelyn Marie Barton of Rock Hill, a homemaker and a longtime area resident, died Thursday, July 1, 2004, at the Sullivan County Adult Care Center in Liberty. She was 80 years of age.
The daughter of the late Herbert and Louise Williams Hanzlicek, she was born December 8, 1923, in Cleveland, Ohio.
Mrs. Barton was the first secretary of the Rock Hill Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and a member of the Rock Hill United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her husband of 54 years, John Barton, at home; a son, Robert Barton of Fallsburg; a daughter, Jane E. Jones of Coconut Creek, Fla.; and five grandchildren.
Graveside services and burial were held Sunday at the Rock Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Robert Pinto officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Rock Hill United Methodist Church or the Ladies Auxiliary of the Rock Hill Fire Department, both at Rock Hill, N.Y. 12775.
Retired Artist, 88
Lydia Bleach of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., a former longtime resident of Monticello and a retired artist, died Monday, July 5, 2004, at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center in Florida. She was 88 years of age.
The daughter of the late Joseph and Josephine Cortese, she was born August 13, 1915, in Buffalo.
She taught art classes in addition to displaying her own works in several museums. Mrs. Bleach originated and copyrighted the concept of "Sphereism" in the world of art in 1960. She was a past president of the Parent's Club in Monticello.
She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Norman Bleach, at home; a son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Sherry Bleach of Bowie, Md.; a daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn and Chris Wirths of Fort Pierce, Fla.; three granddaughters; and six great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at Royal Palm Memorial Gardens in West Palm Beach at 1 p.m. on Friday with Rabbi Yosef Grodsky officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Charles Gallagher of Shohola, Pa., a self-employed contractor in the Shohola-Barryville area for 15 years and later a carpenter for Empire State Carpenters Union Local 11 in Westchester County, died Saturday, July 3, 2004, at the Mountain Rest Nursing Home in Scranton, Pa.
The son of Robert Gallagher and the late Elizabeth Boyes Gallagher, he was born May 10, 1968, in New Brunswick, N.J.
Mr. Gallagher was a 1985 graduate of Delaware Valley High School in Pennsylvania. He was a 22-year member of the Shohola Fire Department and a member of the Interior Attack Squad. He was also a member of the Yulan Rod and Gun Club and a life member of the NRA. Charles was an avid hunter and an accomplished bow hunter.
He is survived by his wife, Christine Poillon-Gallagher, and a son, Robert Jake Gallagher, both at home; his father of Shohola, Pa.; a brother, Robert G. Gallagher of Lackawaxen, Pa.; two sisters, Jann Pennello of Lyndhurst, N.J., and Elizabeth Gallagher-Hermstedt of Clementon, N.J.; and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Ann's Church in Shohola, Pa., on Thursday with the Rev. Thomas Petro officiating.
Burial was made in the Milford Cemetery in Dingman Township, Pa.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Central Pennsylvania Chapter, 3607 Rosemont Ave., Suite 404, Camp Hill, Pa. 17011 or to the American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Blvd., Suite 1010, Rockville, Md. 20852.
Ret. Dir. of Oper., 76
Myron Blackman of Royal Palm Beach Fla., a former resident of Monticello and the former director of operations at the family-owned Raleigh Hotel and at Kutsher's Country Club and Sports Academy, and retired from Blackman Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, died Wednesday, July 7, 2004, at Hospice of Palm Beach County. He was 76 years of age.
The son of the late Sam and Sylvia Blackman, he was born May 30, 1928, in Monticello.
Mr. Blackman was a 50-year member and Past Master of Fallsburg Masonic Lodge #1122, Free and Accepted Masons. He was also a past Lieutenant with the Monticello Auxiliary Police and a past president of the Monticello Volunteer Ambulance Corps. He served as a corporal in the United States Army and was stationed in Japan.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Marilyn Blackman, at home; two sons, Steve Blackman and his wife, Joyce, of Monticello, and Neil Blackman of Rock Hill; a sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and David Kaufman of Monticello; a brother and sister-in-law, Bernard and Connie Blackman of Monticello; two step-sisters, Joyce Katzman of Norwood, N.J., and Myrna Anderman of Mountaindale; a grandson, James McDonnell of Bloomingburg; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Masonic services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Harris Funeral Home, West Street at Buckley, Liberty, followed by funeral services on Sunday. Rabbi Ben Zion Chanowitz will officiate
Shiva will be observed at the home of Shirley and David Kaufman in Monticello.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Palm Beach County, 5300 East Ave., West Palm Beach, Fla. 33407 or to the Tourette Syndrome Associaton, 42-40 Bell Blvd., Bayside, N.Y. 11361.
Marise C. Banks, 81
Ret. Owner of B&B
Marise C. Banks of Roscoe, a former resident of Shippensburg, Pa., and Pompano Beach, Fla, and the retired owner of Wilmar Manor Bed and Breakfast in Shippensburg, died Tuesday, July 6, 2004, at the Binghamton General Hospital. She was 81 years of age.
The daughter of the late Albert L. and Lillian Crosby, she was born December 18, 1922, in Greenville, Fla. She was the widow of Bernhard Walters and of Wilson P. Banks.
Mrs. Banks was a member of the Shippensburg Methodist Church, the Shippensburg Historical Society, the Shippensburg Welcome Wagon and the Pompano Beach Historical Society. She had also participated in the Rotary Foreign Exchange Program.
She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Ann and Larry Palmatier of Milford and Yvonne C. and Stanley Martin of Roscoe; a son and daughter-in-law, Bernard and Katherine Walters of Milford; two brothers; two sisters; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three sisters.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the United Church of Roscoe at Church Street with the Rev. Daniel L. Hulseapple officiating.
Burial will be made in the Pompano Beach (Fla.) Cemetery on July 12.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 2 Jefferson Plaza, Suite 102, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 12601 or to Heifer Project International, 1015 Louisiana St., Little Rock, Ariz. 72202.
Sylvia Brennan of Liberty, a homemaker and a 13-year area resident, died on Wednesday, July 7, 2004, at her home. She was 73 years of age.
The daughter of the late William and Viola Dove Kilpatrick, she was born November 17, 1930, in Wil-liamsport, Pa. She was the widow of Jack Brennan who died in 1983.
Mrs. Brennan was a member of the Liberty Free Methodist Church.
She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Lori and Paul Ansbro of Neversink and Lisa and Stephen Avalone of Spring Hill, Fla.; a brother and sister-in-law, William and Ellen Kilpatrick of Williams-port, Pa.; three grandchildren, Ryan and Scott Ansbro of Neversink and Tara Avalone of Spring Hill, Fla.; and three nephews, Eric, Andy and Nicholas Kilpatrick, all of Williams-port, Pa.
There will be no visitation.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the Liberty Free Methodist Church with the Rev. David McCarthy officiating.
The Rev. Alan Wachter will officiate at the burial in the Brick Church Cemetery in New Hempstead.
Funeral arrangements were made by Ramsay's Funeral Home in Liberty.