July 20, 2004
Nursery School Teacher
Anita Lerner of Monticello, a nursery school teacher and associated with Sullivan County Head Start, died suddenly on July 15, 2004.
She was an active board member of Temple Sholom in Monticello.
In a family statement, it was said, "Of all her special talents, she will be remembered most for her giving and caring ways. From the time she began her career as a nursery school teacher to her various roles in the Sullivan County Head Start community, Anita was a strong and positive influence on all the children she knew. Those attributes were never more evident than in her love and devotion to her grandchildren and the special relationships they shared . . . Our brightest star has now dimmed, but Anita's guiding light and spirit will stay with us always."
She is survived by her husband, Joel Lerner, at home; three children and their spouses, Marc and Christine Lerner, Steven and Renee Lerner and Caren and Ryan Don; six grandchildren, Hallie, Allie, Alexis, Mia, Abbey Jo and Zachary; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Ellen and Sam Borod and Susan and George Sirras; several nieces and nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews; and many friends.
Services were held Sunday at the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello.
Burial was made in the Temple Sholom Cemetery.
Shiva will be observed at the Lerner home through noon on Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Temple Sholom, East Dillon Rd., Monticello, N.Y. 12701.
Professional Driver, 58
George Noel "Skippy" Cannonier; of Liberty, a professional driver, died Friday, July 16, 2004, at Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, N.J. He was 58 years of age.
The son of the late George Alexander and Georgiana Gloria Cannonier, he was born July 28, 1945.
As a young child, his amiable personality and high spirit earned him the nickname "Skippy," a name which stuck with him throughout his life. As a young man, he received religious training in the Catholic church and served as an altar boy.
Mr. Cannonier served in the National Guard Reserves and was on active duty in Germany.
He began his career as a professional driver, serving as a coach operator for continental Trailways. After living in San Francisco for a number of years, (they moved there in 1974) the Cannoniers moved to Liberty where he worked for ShortLine and Rolling V Bus companies.
In a family statement, it was said, "Whether he was driving Liberty children to school, or the Sullivan County Community College basketball team to their games, or private clients, such as the O'Tooles, to their destinations, George found joy behind the wheel of a vehicle. George Noel's passengers loved his easy-going personality and felt safe when George was driving."
He is survived by his wife, Maria George Cannonier, at home; two daughters, LaTricia Cecelia and Tandra Maria; a son, Kane Michael Cannonier; his ex-wife, Georgianne Kearney Cannonier and her children (with whom he remained good friends); four grandchildren, Tanise, Ebony, Brianna and Diamond; his mother-in-law, several brothers and sisters-in-law, a godsister; several godchildren; several aunts, nieces and nephews; and many dear and close friends, co-workers and clients.
Funeral services were held Monday at the Harris Funeral Home in Liberty.
Helen W. Fink
Helen W. Squires Fink of Liberty, a homemaker and a former Livingston Manor resident, died Wednesday, July 14, 2004, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 74 years of age.
The daughter of the late Everett and Charlotte Gross Squires, she was born August 25, 1929, in Peekville.
Mrs. Fink was a member of the Livingston Manor United Methodist Church and the Livingston Manor Fish and Game Club.
She is survived by two sons, Scott and Floyd Fink, both of Hancock; five granddaughters; a grandson; and a great-grandchild. She was predeceased by two brothers, Frederick and Raymond Squires, and two sisters, Florence Ellet and Laura Post.
Services were held Saturday at the Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home in Livingston Manor, with the Rev. Betty Beach officiating.
Interment was made in the Beaverkill Cemetery.
Bettyann Winfield, 51
Bettyann Winfield of Highland died Wednesday, July 14, 2004, at the Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla. She was 51 years of age.
The daughter Willard Winfield and the late Sylvia Smith Winfield, she was born December 6, 1952, in Newburgh.
Ms. Winfield is survived by her father and step-mother, Phyllis Winfield, of Newburgh; a son and daughter-in-law, Howard and Tina Casholle Winfield of Free Hold; a daughter, Jeannie Terwilliger and her husband, Henry Casholle of Highland; five brothers, William Lowers and his wife, Christine, of Newburgh, Stanley Lowers of Middletown, Harry Terwilliger of Newburgh, Paul Winfield of New Hampshire and Edward Winfield of Queens; six sisters, Charlene Terwilliger of Buffalo, Maryann Diviesti and her husband, Harry, of Highland, Rose Sheehan and her husband, Steven, of Newburgh, Annie Winfield and Diane Anair, both of New Hampshire, Cindy Winfield of South Fallsburg; six; grandchildren, Howard, Scott, Thomas, Jennifer, Christopher, Dominque; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her mother and stepfather, Arthur and Sylvia Smith Weygant.
Services were held Saturday at the Hudson Valley Funeral Home in New Windsor.
Cremation was made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
William G. Smith
Ret. Assoc. Broker, 65
William G. Smith of Bloomingburg, a 45-year area resident and a retired associate broker with Century 21 Curabba Realty in Middletown, died Friday, July 16, 2004, at his home. He was 65 years of age.
The son of the late Kenneth L. and Irma B. Crance Smith, he was born March 3, 1939, in Middletown.
Mr. Smith was also retired as the vice president of operations for Nu-Car Carriers, Inc., in Bryn Mawr, Pa. He was a former president of the Southern Tier Quarter Horse Association, a former member of the New York National Guard, serving for eight years; an avid antique collector and former dealer, and a member of several real estate associations.
He is survived by his former wife, companion and caregiver, Cynthia Chandler-Smith of Middletown; two sisters, Shirley Clark of Bullville and Barbara LaForge and her husband,
Edward, of Middletown; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Stanley A. and Barbara Smith of Reading Center and Richard A. and Marie Smith of Middletown; a step-brother, Dennis M. Wheeler and his wife, Patricia, of Hamptonburg; and numerous nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Robert Smith.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at the Cornelius, Dodd and Connell Funeral Home 26 Grove St., Middletown, with the Rev. Kenneth Wonderland officiating.
Interment will be made in the Pine Hill Cemetery in the Town of Wawayanda.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties Inc., 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.
Roger S. Morris
Ret. Salesman, 80
Roger S. Morris of St. Petersburg, Fla., a former longtime Bloomingburg resident and a retired salesman for the Van Sickle Shoe Store in Middletown, died January 21, 2004, in St. Petersburg. He was 80 years of age.
The son of the late Jack and Rose Ayers Morris, he was born February 25, 1923, in Waterloo, Iowa.
Mr. Morris was a member of the Bloomingburg Democratic Club. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy.
He is survived by his companion of 53 years, Robert E. White of St. Petersburg, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews in Iowa. He was predeceased by a brother, Samuel Morris, and a sister, Mildred Pollack.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Middletown.
Burial of the cremains will be made in the Circleville Cemetery.
Alice A. Keator
Alice A. Keator of Liberty, a lifelong area resident and a homemaker, died Thursday, July 15, 2004, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 80 years of age.
The daughter of the late Clarence and Roseanna Abplanalp Greene, she was born July 29, 1923, in Liberty.
Mrs. Keator was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Liberty.
She is survived by her husband, Harry J. Keator, at home; a son and daughter-in-law, Colan and Catherine Keator of Swan Lake; five grandchildren, Rebecca VanKeuren, Sarah Balmer, Anne Gouvnor, Mary Alice Keator and Kimberly Keator. She was predeceased by a son, Dale Keator, a brother, Charles, and two sisters, Betty and Marie.
Cremation was made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Burial of the cremains will be made in the Liberty Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to WJFF Radio Catskill, Main St., Jeffersonville, N.Y. 12748 or to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 26 Chestnut St., Liberty, N.Y. 12754.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Liberty.
Isabella Julia Maglione of Wurtsboro, a homemaker and a longtime area resident, died Wednesday, July 7, 2004, at her home. She was 74 years of age.
The daughter of the late Frederick and Florence Rolland Theilicke, she was born April 11, 1930, in the Bronx.
Mrs. Maglione was a highly talented artist. Her paintings, which she retired from 20 years ago, currently hang in homes all over Connecticut, Virginia Beach and Cape Cod.
In a family statement, it was said, "She was such a beautiful woman."
She is survived by her husband of 25 years, Ralph Maglione, at home; three sons, Fred, John and James Lofstedt; and two step-sons, Jeffrey and Robert Maglione.
Funeral services were held July 12 at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Wurtsboro.
Burial was made in the Bloomingburg Rural Cemetery.
Ret. Cook, 63
Earl Richardson of Monticello, a retired cook and a longtime area resident, died Friday, July 16, 2004, at the Sullivan County Adult Care Center in Liberty. He was 63 years of age.
The son of the late Isaac and Florence Richardson, he was born August 8, 1940, in Charleston, S.C. He was the widower of Marilyn Richardson.
He is survived by a son, Earl Richardson Jr.; a daughter, Charisse Richardson; six brothers and five sisters-in-law, Isaac and Yvonne Richardson, Robert and Margaret Richardson, Russell and Carol Richardson, Roland and Donna Richardson, Edward and Shirley Richardson, and Wardell Richardson; five sisters, Varnell "Kate" Richardson, Octavia Richardson, Rose Mary Richardson, Barbara Richardson and Syresa Richardson; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and ten step-children. He was predeceased by a brother, Marvin Richardson, and an aunt, Marlene.
There will be no visitation.
Graveside services and burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at the George Washington Memorial Park in Paramus, N.J.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 628, Monticello, N.Y. 12701.
Funeral arrangements were made by the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Monticello.