September 17, 2004
Ret. NYSEG Worker, 80
Jay Stewart of Beach Lake, Pa., and formerly of Narrowsburg, died Tuesday, September 14, after a lengthy illness. He was 80.
The son of Harry and Hazel VanLoan Stewart, he was born on June 29, 1924 on Fox Mountain in New York.
He was a World War II veteran, having served in the Army Air Force in the Pacific Theater. He was retired from the New York State Electric and Gas Corporation after a 34 1/2 year career.
A prominent member of his community, he had been a leader of the local Boy Scout Troop, man- ager/coach of the Delaware Valley Little Fellows League and chairman of the Town of Tusten Fire Commissioners. He was a member, Lay Leader and Lay Speaker of the Narrowsburg United Methodist Church, charter member of the Tusten Lions Club, and long-term member of the Narrowsburg Fire Department, Tusten Volunteer Ambulance Service, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 6427, and Beaver Brook Rod and Gun Club.
He is survived by his loving wife, Nora Moore Stewart, at home; son, Frederick J. Stewart of Stratham, NH; daughter, Lorraine Davis of Welcome Lake, Pa.; grandsons, Timothy and Christopher Adase of Johnson City; sister, Sharon Lilley of Bethel; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a daughter, Linda.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 18 at the Narrowsburg United Methodist Church on Lake Street in Narrowsburg with Pastor Peg Van Siclen officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice Saint John, 1007 Oak St., Pittston Township, PA 18640.
Arrangements by Rasmussens Funeral Home.
Rae Batinkoff of North Hutchinson Island, Fl. died September 7, 2004 at Wuesthoff Health System in Melbourne, Fl. after a prolonged illness. She was 84.
She was born July 31, 1920 in Brooklyn and lived in Ferndale until she and her husband Lawrence, who predeceased her, retired to North Hutchinson Island in Fort Pierce, Fl. in 1971.
She was a dedicated wife, mother and homemaker. For many years she was the bookkeeper for the family hatchery business. She was an active member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Community General Hospital and also a member of the Ferndale Synagogue.
While in Florida she was an active member of the North Beach Association and congregant of the Beth Israel Temple, Port St. in Lucie. She was an avid golfer and enjoyed gardening.
Surviving are her son, Barry Batinkoff of Glenmont; her brother Leon Taslitt of Ft. Meyers, Fl; her nephew and niece Bennett and Doris Stern of Woodbourne; her niece Dawn T. Jones of Falls Church, Va.; her nephew Wayne Taslitt of Chicopee, Ma.; and her grandson Randall Batinkoff of Santa Monica, Ca.
Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Beth El Memorial Park, Fort Pierce, Fl.
Arrangements are under the direction of Strunk Funeral Home, Vero Beach, Fl.
Brady Leonard, 2
Brady Lee Kansas Leonard of Waverly, TN died suddenly on Monday, September 6, 2004. He was 2 years old.
The son of Joey and Tammy Klein Leonard, he was born on August 20, 2002.
He is survived by his parents, Joey and Tammy Leonard, four sisters, Holli, Kayla, and Kassidy Leonard all of Waverly, TN and Rachel Leonard of Columbia, SC; paternal grandparents, Garry and Barbara Leonard of Bristol, TN; maternal grandparents, Barry Klein of White Sulphur Springs and Kathy Klein of North Branch; paternal great-grandfather, James Wyatt and paternal great-grandmother Lucille Smith both of Bristol, TN.
Funeral services were held in Waverly, TN and cremation was held at the convenience of the family.