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September 14, 2004

William Nieto
Ret. House Painter, 77

William Nieto of Monticello, died on Friday, September 10, 2004 at the Achieve Rehabilitation and Nursing Facility in Liberty. He was 77.
He was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico on June 25, 1927 to the late Mr. and Mrs. Caesar Nieto. He was a retired house painter for the Jewish Home and Hospital in the Bronx. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II.
He is survied by a step sister, Genevieve Rodriguez and her husband Roland of Monticello.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 14 from noon to 1 p.m. at Ramsay's Funeral Homes, Inc. on 55 Saint John Street, Monticello. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home at 1 p.m. with Rev. Ivan Csete of St. Thomas Aquinas RC Church in Forestburgh officiating.
Interment will be with Military Honors at the Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery on Sunset Lake Road in Liberty.
Funeral arrangements are by Ramsay's Funeral Homes, Inc. in Monticello.

Emma Scheibling
Restaurant Owner, 88

Emma M. Scheibling, of Narrowsburg, a retired proprietor of a restaurant and a longtime area resident, died Friday, September 10, 2004 at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale, Pa. She was 88.
She was born in Brooklyn to Henry and Gertrude Persche on January 9, 1916. She was the widow of the late Charles Scheibling. She was a member of St. Francis Xavier RC Church in Narrowsburg.
A family statement read: "She was a wonderful mother and grandmother and will be missed forever."
Survivors include her four daughters, Loretta Maas of Watkins Glen, Lorraine Bodens and Christine Schluer both of Narrowsburg, and Susan Scheibling of Liberty, two sons, Charles Scheibling and Henry Scheibling both of Narrowsburg and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren and her little dog Sweety.
Cremation will take place at H.G. Smith Crematory in Stroudsburg, Pa. A memorial service will take place at a later date to be announced.
Memorial contributions can be made to the choice of the donor.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Rasmussen Funeral Home in Narrowsburg.

Diedrich H. Gerdes
Ret. Deli Owner, 75

Diedrich H. Gerdes, of Narrowsburg, an area resident for 35 years, died Friday, September 10, 2004 at Northern Manor Multicare Facility in Nanuet. He was 75.
The son of the late Adolph and Kaete Kuever Gerdes, he was born May 13, 1929 in Elmlohe, Germany. He immigrated from Germany in 1954. He was the widower of Anneliese Fink Gerdes. He was a former owner of a deli/store in Brooklyn.
He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Narrowsburg.
Survivors include his son, Heinz Gerdes of Chippewa Falls, WI, as well as two sisters and one niece of Lintig, Germany.
Friends may call at the Rasmussen Funeral Home on 90 Main St. in Narrowsburg from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, September 14, 2004 and 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, September 15, 2004.
Funeral services will be held in the funeral home on Wednesday, September 15, 2004 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Phyllis Haynes of St. Paul's Lutheran Church officiating.
Interment will take place following services at Glen Cove Cemetery in Narrowsburg.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church Memorial Fund in Narrowsburg or charity of the donor's choice.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Rasmussen Funeral Home in Narrowsburg.

William 'Bill' Kelly
NY Tele. Engineer, 71

William "Bill" Kelly of Sarasota, Fl., an outside plant engineer for New York Telephone Co., died Friday, September 10, 2004. He was 71.
He was born on June 25, 1933 in the Bronx. He moved from Grahamsville in 1999 to Sarasota, Fl. He was in the USMC in the Korean War and recieved the Korean Service Medal. He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church in Sarasota, Fl.
His survivors include a wife, Bonnie of Sarasota, a daughter, Lori Wadeson of Georgia, three sons William A. Kelly of Ohio, Steven F. Kelly of Virginia and Craig A. Kelly of Maryland, two sisters Betty Duerr of New York and Helen Kelly of Massachusetts, a brother Ed Kelly of New York, and four grandchildren.
Visitation will be held on Friday, September 17, 2004 at Palms Funeral Home in Sarasota, Fl. from 6 to 8 p.m.. Services will be held at Friendship Baptist Church of Sarasota, Fl. Burial will be after the services at Palms Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions will be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida at 5955 Rand Blvd, Sarasota, Fl. 34238 or Friendship Baptist Church 5700 Palmer Blvd., Sarasota, Fl. 34232.

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