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July 13, 2004

Guillermina Huertas
Ret. Seamstress, 87

Guillermina Vazquez Huertas of Harris, a longtime area resident and a retired seamstress for the ILGW Union in New York City, died Thursday, July 8, 2004, at her home. She was 87 years of age.
The daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Juan Vazquez, she was born February 10, 1917, in Puerto Rico. She was the widow of Victor Huertas who died August 29, 1996.
Mrs. Huertas is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Jorge and Dina Garcia of Laguna Hills, Calif., Victor and Ivette Huertas of Chicago, Ill., and Luis R. and Else Huertas of Los Angeles, Calif.; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Maria I. Bauman of Long Branch, N.J., and Judith and Gregory Lopez and Gladys E. and Jose Rojas, all of Harris; two brothers, Antonio Vazquez and his wife, Carman, of Sun City, Ariz., and Leonides Vazquez of New York City; 16 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at the Ramsay's Funeral Home, 275 S. Main St., Liberty, with the Rev. Rigoberto Villafuerte officiating.
Burial will be made in the Liberty Cemetery.

Stephen D'Agata, 57

Stephen P. D'Agata of Monticello, a 30-year area resident, died Friday, July 9, 2004, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 57 years of age.
The son of the late Peter and Rita Mulvihill D'Agata, he was born May 11, 1947, in the Bronx.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia Carroll D'Agata at home; four sons, Christopher D'Agata of Yonkers, Scott D'Agata of Connecticut and Stephen D. D'Agata Jr. and Anthony D'Agata, both at home; a daughter, Danielle D'Agata, at home; a brother, Peter D'Agata of Port Richey, Fla.; a sister, Ida Antonelli of Watchung, N.J.; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, John D 'Agata.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at St. Peter's Church in Monticello on Tuesday at 10 a.m.
Burial will be made in the Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery in Liberty.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Monticello.

Thomas Charles
Sales Agent, 82

Thomas Charles of Mongaup Valley, a sales agent for McKean Real Estate in White Lake, died Sunday, July 4, 2004. He was 82 years of age.
He was born October 19, 1921, in Philadelphia, Pa.
Mr. Charles was a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and was an AAC Pilot in World War II for the Army Air Corps. He retired from the French engineering firm, Technip.
He is survived by his wife, Janet de Faria Charles; a daughter, Janet Charles Edahl; two sons, John and Jeffrey Charles; a brother, William Charles; four grandchildren, Rebecca, Eric, Charles and Emily Edahl.
A celebration of his life will be held Thursday, July 15. For more information, call 583-5215.
Funeral arrangements were made by the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Monticello.

Ruby C. Walter
Homemaker, 63

Ruby C. Walter of Pond Eddy, a homemaker, died Friday, July 9, 2004, at the Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis. She was 63 years of age.
The daughter of the late Charles and Nettie Kiser Adkins, she was born in Carrie, Va.
Mrs. Walter is survived by three sisters, Doris Hallock and her husband, Harold, of Pond Eddy, Louella Cortes of Port Jervis and Alma Humphrey of Phillipsburg, N.J.; a brother, Grady Adkins of Big Rick, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two sisters and three brothers.
A private memorial service was held with the Rev. Nancy VonderHorst officiating.
Interment was private.

Albert Rasnick, 85
Owned Repair Shop

Albert "Al" E. Rasnick of South Fallsburg, a lifelong area resident and the retired owner and operator of A.E. Rasnick Engine Repairs, died Friday, July 9, 2004, at his home. He was 85 years of age.
The son of the late Adolph and Minnie Rasnick, he was born July 25, 1918, in Brooklyn.
Mr. Rasnick served as a ranger in an elite division, called the Devils Brigade, of the special forces in World War II. He received a citation from King Oslow for liberating Norway and fought in the Battle of the Bulge.
He was a member of the South Fallsburg Hebrew Association.
In a family statement, it was said, "Our father was a beloved husband, dad, grandpa and great-grandpa. He was a loving and kind person who enjoyed and loved his family."
Mr. Rasnick is survived by his wife of 64 years, Gertrude Rasnick, at home; three sons and two daughters-in-law, David Rasnick of Kiamesha, Robert and Sharon Rasnick of Lake Zurich, Ill., and Bart and Kathy Rasnick of South Fallsburg; four grandchildren, Amy Sweet of Marietta, Ga., Matthew Rasnick of Woodstock, Ga., Melissa Coxe of Greenville, N.C ., and Amanda Rasnick of Rego Park; and two great-grandsons, Marty Rasnick and Daniel Sweet. He was predeceased by a sister, Ida, and three brothers, Sam, Sidney and Dave.
Services were held Monday at the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello with Rabbi Isaac Gottlieb officiating.
Burial was made in the South Fallsburg Hebrew Association Cemetery in Glen Wild.
Shiva will be observed at the home of Gertrude and Al in South Fallsburg through Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Catskill Dialysis and Renal Disease Center, Port Jervis Road, Monticello, N.Y. 12701.

Harvey Matza
Vending Tech, 53

Harvey Matza of Bloomingburg, a 14-year area resident and a former 10-year vending tech at R.G.M. Services in Old Tappan, N.J., died Saturday, July 10, 2004, at his home. He was 53 years of age.
The son of the late Louis E. and Ruth Perl Matza, he was born March 26, 1951, in the Bronx.
In a family statement, it was said, "He was a wonderful father, husband, PopPop and brother. He will be dearly missed as he made a huge impact in all our lives."
Mr. Matza is survived by his wife of 31 years, Carol Wines Matza, at home; a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Linda Matza of Bloomingburg; a daughter, Renee Matza of Bloomingburg; a brother and sister-in-law, Ellis and Harleen Matza of Orlando, Fla.; a sister and brother-in-law, Sheila and Jack Solomon of Monsey; and two grandchildren, Mikey and Meghan. He was predeceased by a brother, Sheldon Matza who died in 1991.
Services were private.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan County, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550, the St. Elizabeth Fund.

Memorial Service
For George R. Boddy

A memorial service for George R. Boddy of Livingston Manor, a longtime area resident and a founding member of the Livingston Manor Volunteer Ambulance Corps, will be held at the Livingston Manor Fire Department at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Mr. Boddy died Saturday, June 5, 2004, in Wauchula, Fla., at the age of 85. He was a life member of the Livingston Manor Volunteer Fire Department.
Mr. Boddy is survived by his wife of 63 years, Esther Boddy, at home; six children, Richard and Robert Boddy, both of Livingston Manor, Linda Fletcher of Wauchula, Fla., Larry Boddy of Gaithersburg, Md., Kathy Wieduwilt of Port Charlotte, Fla., and Thomas Boddy of Radcliff, Kty.; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Arrangements were made by the Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home in Livingston Manor.

Kathy Ambrozevitch
Registered Nurse, 48

Kathy Susanne Ambrozevitch of Elkton, Md., a registered nurse for Christiana Care in Wilmington, Del., and a former resident of Narrowsburg, died Wednesday, July 7, 2004, at the Union Hospital in Elkton. She was 48 years of age.
The daughter of the late Edward and Clara Lillie Kerbs, she was born April 8, 1956, in Beacon.
Mrs. Ambrozevitch was a member of St. Tammany Chapter No. 492, Order of the Eastern Star, in Callicoon.
She is survived by her husband, Edward Ambrozevitch, at home; two sons, David Scott and Brad Edward Ambrozevitch; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Rasmussen Funeral Home in Narrowsburg on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Narrowsburg with the Rev. Phyllis Haynes officiating.
Burial will be made in the Glen Cove Cemetery in Narrowsburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to a trust fund for her granddaughter. Checks may be mailed to Brad Ambrozevitch, 4601 South Balsam Way, Littleton, Colo. 80123.

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