August 24, 2004
Kathleen AuClair Huebsch of Pine Bush, a homemaker and a longtime area resident, died Friday, August 20, 2004, at her home. She was 57 years of age.
The daughter of Celestine Houser AuClair and the late Ernest Edward AuClair, she was born October 18, 1946, in Syracuse.
Mrs. AuClair was a member of the Church of the Infant Saviour in Pine Bush. She was a former Cub Scout leader, a former Brownie leader and was involved in the Pine Bush Little League for many years.
She is survived by her husband, Lester B. Huebsch, at home; her mother of Liberty; a son and daughter-in-law, Lester Jr. and Christine Huebsch of Pine Bush; four grandchildren, Stephanie and Zachary of Pine Bush and Taralyn and Kayla of Middletown; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the William M. Gagan Funeral Home 1525 Burlingham Rd., Pine Bush, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home with Father William Damroth officiating.
Cremation will be held at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Vito Salvia, 65
Vito Salvia of Roscoe, a self-employed painter and a longtime area resident, died Saturday, August 21, 2004, in Roscoe. He was 65 years of age.
The son of the late Cataldo and Maria Cosenza Salvia, he was born March 6, 1939, in Sicily.
Mr. Salvia was a communicant of the Gate of Heaven Church in Roscoe.
He is survived by his wife, Annette R. Maggiore Salvia, at home; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Marie and John Dolgas of Woodbourne, Michele and John Cavanaugh of Bayshore and Christina Salvia of Levittown; four sons, Joseph Salvia and his wife, Angela, and Salvatore Salvia, all of Walton, Vito Salvia Jr. and Michael Salvia, both of Roscoe; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at noon on Tuesday at the Gate of Heaven Church, Highland Ave., Roscoe, with Monsignor William Collins officiating.
Private burial will be made in Riverview Cemetery in Roscoe.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Harris Funeral Home in Roscoe.
Home Health Aide, 85
Josephine F. Mann of Montgomery, a retired private home health aide and a longtime area resident, died Tuesday, August 17, 2004, at the Horton campus of the Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown. She was 75 years of age.
The daughter of the late Walter and Helena Narzymski, she was born May 1, 1929, in Coxsackie.
She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Henry N. Mann Sr., at home; a son and daughter-in-law, Timothy Sr. and Tammy Mann of Otisville; three daughters, Patricia Hemion and her husband, Jerry of Middletown, Diane Mazza and her partner, Matthew Pearl of Monroe, and Tina Morgan and her husband, Gunnery Sgt. Dana Morgan Jr. of Newport, N.C.; 12 grandchildren, Wendy Devlin of Middletown, Jerry Hemion Jr. of Connecticut, Rita Rasmussen of Bloomingburg, Lee A., Ronny J. and William T. Mazza of Monroe, Heather Mann of Monticello, Austin and Tyler Morgan of Newport, N.C.; and Timothy Mann Jr., Michelle and Jonelle Mann, all of Otisville; and nine great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Henry N. Mann Jr.
Services were private, under the direction of the Gray- Parker Funeral Home in Port Jervis.
Peter N. Decker
Jack of All Trades, 45
Peter Nathan Decker of Hurleyville, a jack of all trades, died Thursday, August 19, 2004, at his home. He was 45 years of age.
The son of Elise Milen Decker and the late Charles Decker, he was born April 10, 1959, in Suffern.
In a family statement, it was said, "He had a heart of gold. He will be missed by all who loved him."
Mr. Decker is survived by his mother, at home; eight siblings, Charles "Butch" Decker, at home; Billy Decker of Monticello, Rickie Decker of Bloomingburg, Cheryl Parlinski of Liberty, MaryJane Hindley of Monticello, Donna Ofeldt of Youngsville, Carol Ofeldt of Middletown, Paul Ofeldt of the state of Florida; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Elise Decker, 48 Railroad Avenue, Hurleyville, N.Y. 12747.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Woodbourne.
Funeral Home Asst., 60
Frank M. Sorrentino of Livingston Manor, a funeral home assistant at the Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home, died Friday, August 20, 2004, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 60 years of age.
The son of Frank and Emmily LoPorto Sorrentino, he was born April 21, 1944, in Brooklyn.
Mr. Sorrentino was a past member, president and secretary of the Livingston Manor Lions Club and an avid model train collector.
Before moving to Livingston Manor with his parents, he worked for a funeral home in Brooklyn. He learned his trade well and assisted in the funeral home in town where he became a part of everyone's lives.
In a family statement, it was said, "Frank was a very devoted and loving son, cousin and friend. He was always willing to lend a helping hand. He was an easy and happy go lucky guy. Frank, himself, did not realize how much he meant to many people. His humorous jokes were a trademark of his. When people would see him they expected a new one every time. Frank will be greatly missed by all who truly loved him."
He is survived by two first cousins, Gasper Dolce and his wife, Helen, of Livingston Manor, and Carmine Dolce and his wife, Barbara, of Washingtonville; and many other relatives and friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at St. Aloysius Church in Livingston Manor with Msgr. Collins officiating.
Interment will be made in St. Aloysius Cemetery in Livingston Manor.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home in Livingston Manor.
Eileen F. Martin
Eileen P. Martin of Tampa, Fla., a homemaker and a former resident of Middletown, died Sunday, August 15, 2004, in Tampa, Fla. She was 69 years of age.
The daughter of the late Oscar and Birdie Greene, she was born December 28, 1934, in New York City.
In a family statement, it was said, "Eileen was a strong and hardworking mother who raised seven children by herself. She was a kind soul who befriended everyone. Eileen also loved animals."
She is survived by two sons, Brian Martin and his companion, Diane, of Ellenville, and Mark Martin and his wife, Beth, of Middletown; five daughters, Jill Martin and her companion, Harry, of Wurtsboro, Susan Martin and her companion, Ralph, of Cornwall, Lisa Martin of Tampa, Fla., Robin Martin and her companion, Arthur, of Middletown, and Shari Strzalka and her husband, Marty, of Middletown; and nine grandchildren, Jennifer, Matthew, Eric, Krista, Michelle, Ralphie, Ashley, Nicholas and Arthur. She also leaves her cat, Sonny.
Private cremation was held in Tampa, Fla.
A memorial service will be held at the Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, 130 Highland Ave., Middletown, on Saturday, September 4, at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Kenneth Wonderland officiating.
Nora M.S. Briskie
Nora M. Sargent Briskie of Chester, a lifelong area resident, died Wednesday, August 18, 2004, at the Arden Hill Campus of the Orange Regional Medical Center in Goshen. She was 88 years of age.
The daughter of the late William and Rose Beutner Sargent, she was born December 31, 1913, in Edenville. She was the widow of Joseph J. Briskie
In a family statement, it was said, "Oh, Lord, if you hear me, please touch me and hold me and keep me from blowing away."
Mrs. Briskie is survived by a daughter, Dale Van Der Wiele of White Sulphur Springs; two sisters, Marion B. Lamont of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Rose E. Bennett of Atlantic Highlands, N.J.; nine grandchildren, April Graham of Chippewa Falls, Wisc., Carla Van Der Wiele of River Grove, Ill., Tami Brinkley of Portsmouth, Va., Jody Van Der Wiele of Ocala, Fla., John Van Der Wiele of White Sulphur Springs, Nori Baum of Caldwell, Idaho., Joseph Briskie and Ryan Briskie both of Goshen and Kristy Briskie of Warwick; 15 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and many friends. She was predeceased by a son, Joseph J. Briskie and a sister, Clara Carman.
Friends may call at the Lippincott Funeral Home, 92 Main St., Chester, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Saturday at 11 a.m.
Burial will be made in the Sargent family plot in the Warwick Cemetery.
Marie Berentsen, 89
Ret. of Psychiatric Hosp.
Marie Margaret G. Berentsen of Bloomingburg, a retired employee of the Middletown Psychiatric Hospital, died Saturday, August 21, 2004, at the Arden Hill Hospital in Goshen. She was 89 years of age.
The daughter of the late Harry and Anna Sandstrom Gunnestad, she was born December 14, 1914, in Brooklyn. She was the widow of Sander Berentsen who died in 1986.
She went to Norway with her parents when she was six years old and returned to the United States when she was 18 years of age.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Morris and Emma Berentsen of Bloomingburg; four grandsons, Mark, Todd, Brian and Randy; five great-grandchildren; a nephew, Howard Waldenstrom of Staten Island; and a niece, Sallie Wright of Lehigh Acres, Fla. She was predeceased by a sister, Hildur Waldenstrom.
Graveside services and burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the Bloomingburg Rural Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mamakating First Aid Squad, P.O. Box 525, Wurtsboro, N.Y. 12790.
Ret. NY Tele Super, 75
Margaret T. McDermott of Kauneonga Lake, a retired supervisor in the transportation department for New York Telephone Co., died Sunday, August 22, 2004, at the Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale, Pa. She was 75 years of age.
The daughter of the late Patrick and Mary Lynch McDermott, she was born March 26, 1929, in Kauneonga Lake.
Miss McDermott was a communicant of St. Peter's Church in Monticello and a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America.
She is survived by a sister, Agnes Bernhardt of Jeffersonville; two brothers, George McDermott of Callicoon Center and Thomas McDermott of O'Neil, Neb.; 18 nieces and nephews; many grand-nieces and grand-nephews; and several cousins.
Friends may call at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. on Wednesday 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 the charity of one's choice.