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September 28, 2004

John Hordines
Ret. Teacher, 95

John Hordines of East Branch, a retired teacher for the NY Guild for the Blind and a long time area resident, died Wednesday, September 22, 2004 at Fishkill Health Related Center in Fishkill. He was 95.
The son of the late Lucas and Julia Polovkowitz Hordines, he was born on October 1, 1908 in Pohar, Austria.
He was a graduate of Syracuse University. He was an avid gardener and chaired the National Flower Contest and had believed that a National Flower Hall of Fame should be established to recognize the millions of flower growers worldwide.
Survivors include a son, Ivan Hordines and his wife, Eileen of the Bronx; a brother, Alexis Hordines of Clifton Park; four grandsons, John Hordines and his wife, Beth, Paul, Michael and Robert Hordines; two granddaughters, Helene Roszay and her husband, Greg and Jennifer Hordines; two great-grandchildren, John and Matthew Hordines; several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wives, Isabel, thence Ida and thence Constance; a sister Estelle; and two sons, Milton and John.
Funeral services were held on Sunday, September 26, 2004 at the Harris Funeral Home. The Rev. Gerald Wondra officiated.
Burial was Monday, September 27, 2004 in the Greenfield Cemetery in Hempstead.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Assoc., 200 White Plains Rd., Tarrytown, NY 10591.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Harris Funeral Home on Railroad Ave in Roscoe.

Robert D. Scialla
Retired Cook, 70

Robert D. Scialla of Liberty, a retired cook and landscaper died Wednesday, September 22 at the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 70.
The son of the late Dominic and Louise Savastano Scialla, he was born on July 14, 1934 in Paterson, NJ.
In a family statement "Bob was an honest, reliable person who worked two or three jobs. He enjoyed cooking and landscaping."
Survivors include a sister, Marilyn Monks and her husband, Richard of Warwick; a nephew, Richard A. Monks of New York City; two nieces, Karen Bartash and her husband, Peter of Wallkill and Diane Monks of Cincinnati, OH; one great niece and one great nephew; and two lifelong friends, Louis Rossi of Monroe and Charles Robe of Liberty.
Memorial services will be held on Wednesday, September 29, 2004 at 3 p.m. in the Harris Funeral Home on West Street at Buckley in Liberty. The Rev Bridgette Leconey will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Town of Liberty Vol. Ambulance Corp., P.O. Box 105, Liberty, NY 12754.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Harris Funeral Home on West St. at Buckley in Liberty.

Thomas McCarthy
Retired, 63

Thomas J. McCarthy of Ellenville, retired, died September 22, 2004. He was 63.
The son of Thomas and Anne McCarthy, he was born April 8, 1941 in Brooklyn.
Survivors include his daughter Karin Gelon of Mercer Island, WA; his two sons, Kevin McCarthy of Brooklyn and James McCarthy of Los Angeles, CA; his sister, Maryanne O'Connor of Jensen Beach, FL; his brother, John McCarthy of the State of PA, also three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews survive.
Burial was held Saturday at the Fantinekill Cemetery in Ellenville.
Arrangements were by Loucks Funeral Home, Inc, Rt. 209, Ellenville.

Frank "Tim" Bilyeu
Ret. Water Supply, 77

Frank "Tim" Bilyeu of Ocala, FL, formerly of Napanoch, died September 7, 2004 in Ocala Regional Medical Center. He was retired from the Board of Water Supply for New York City. He was 77.
The son of Frank C. & Ethel Sheldon Bilyeu, he was born July 12, 1927 in Ellenville.
He was a member and twice past patron of the Wawarsing Chapter OES #253; he was a 54 year member and past treasurer for 12 years of the Wawarsing Masonic Lodge #582 F & AM; he was the New York State Associate Grand Sentinel of the OES; he received the Dedicated Service Award from the Grand Master, he was an umpire and coach for the Ellenville Little League; a former member of the Middletown Bowling Association; a member of the Ellenville Elks Lodge #1971; a member of the Hall of Fame for the Middletown Bowling Association; a four time club champion for the Shawangunk Country Club; and an Exempt fireman for the Napanoch Fire Company. He was a member of the St. Marks United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife Barbara Joan Smith Bilyeu at home; his daughter Patricia Avery and her husband James of Ocala, FL; his two sons, Timothy Bilyeu and his wife, Donna of Napanoch and Robert Bilyeu and his wife Monica of Garwood, NJ, six grandchildren, Brian, Christopher and Melissa Avery, Zachary, Ryan and Jonah Bilyeu, several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
A memorial service was held on Sunday at St. Marks United Methodist Church in Napanoch.
Prior to the memorial service, a Masonic service and an Eastern Star service was held with the Rev. Eileen Daunt officiating.
Arrangements were made by Loucks Funeral Home, Inc., Rt 209, Ellenville, NY 12428.
Donations in his memory may be sent to St. Marks United Methodist Church, Napanoch or the Wawarsing Masonic Lodge, 16 Center St., Ellenville.

Samuel Becker
Ret. Repairman, 100

Samuel Becker, a long time resident of the Town of Fallsburg, passed away on Friday, September 24, 2004, at the Catskill Regional Medical Center. He was 100.
Sam was born in Minsk, Russia on July 20, 1904 to Simon and Anna Shabus Becker. He and his family immigrated to America and settled directly in the Town of Fallsburg when Sam was very young. The family moved from Woodridge to Hurleyville when Sam was about five years old. There, Sam's father ran an ice cream parlor and later opened two stores in Loch Sheldrake. Sam and his two sisters helped run the three establishments. In 1937 the Beckers moved to their home in Loch Sheldrake, where Sam spent the rest of his life. In addition to helping in the family stores, Sam also went into the radio repair business and later made the transition to repairing PA systems at many area hotels. He was one of few repairmen who worked on site rather than using a repair shop. Although he retired from this business, he continued to operate his old-time dry goods store complete with soda fountain and the grocery store. Subsequently, he converted the grocery into an antique shop and ran both shops until about 15 years ago.
This past July, when Sam turned 100, the Loch Sheldrake Fire Department celebrated the milestone event at their family picnic. Sam was a lifetime member of their organization with 69 years of volunteer service. Many dignitaries, including Senator John J. Bonacic, District 7 Legislator Leni Binder and Town Supervisor Steve Levine were on hand to give special recognition for his exceptional accomplishments. In addition, he received congratulations and recognition from Governor Pataki and State Fire Administrator James A. Burns. Birthday greetings were received from President George Bush and his wife, Laura.
He is survived by his niece Audrey Kriss, and many friends.
Graveside Funeral services were held on Monday in the Workman Circle #281 Cemetery in Glen Wild. Rabbi Irving Goodman officiated.
Funeral arrangements were by Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home Inc. in Monticello.

Jamie Mohrmann
Store Employee, 49

Jamie Lynn Mohrmann, of Merrimack, NH, died Wednesday, September 8, 2004 at home after a long illness. She was 49.
Born May 18, 1955, she was the former Jamie Diehl. A graduate of Honesdale High School, she worked at the Midtown Variety Store, and later at Kmart until her marriage.
Besides her husband, Richard, she is survived by a son, Richard III, a senior at the University of New Hampshire; a daughter, Crystal, a junior at Rivier College, Nashua, NH; parents, Nicholas and Wilma Diehl of Honesdale; three sisters, Jacqueline Mohrmann, Jeraldine Kirchner and Jan Kooistra, all of Honesdale; two brothers, James and Jeffrey; in-laws, Richard and Joy Mohrmann, both of Nashua, NH.
A memorial service was held Monday, September 13, at First Church Congregational, Nashua, NH.
Donations in her memory may be sent to Home Health and Hospice Care, 22 Prospect St., Nashua, NH or Samaritans Purse, PO Box 3000, Boone, NC 26807-3000.

Clarence Tatem
Pines Hotel Owner, 59

Clarence Tatem of Jeffersonville, formerly of Lake Huntington, died Tuesday, September 14, 2004. He was 59.
Son of Clarence and Marie Marencel Tatem he was born on February 6, 1945.
He was the owner of the Pines Hotel in Lake Huntington.
A service was officiated by Father Ignatius Vu. Burial was made in Calvary Cemetery in Youngsville on September 27, 2004.
Arrangements were by Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Callicoon.

Fred T. Furino
Ret. Truck Driver, 74

Fred T. Furino, a long time resident of Monticello, died Saturday, September 25, 2004 at Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 74.
He was born in Brooklyn on January 17, 1930 to the late Salvatore and Frances Catapano Furino. He was a former watch case maker for D. & A. Watchcase and also a truck driver for Branch Motor Express until he became disabled and was confined to a wheelchair.
He was a member of St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church in Monticello, and the Major Marie Rossi Lodge #2686 Order of Sons of italy in America of Monticello. He was active in helping to get a basketball court constructed on North Street, so that local youth would have a safe place to play.
Survivors are his long time companion, Frances Grabek, a brother, Salvatore Furino and wife, Mary Ann of Staten Island, 2 sisters, Madeline Bonanza and Frank of Lake Huntington, Nancy Pirello and Gaspar of Woodside, a special cousin, Anthony Calia and wife, Leona of Staten Island, a great niece, Elizabeth Calia also of Staten Island, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Louis Furino who was killed in action while serving with the US Navy in 1944, three sisters, Julia Rottunno, Annie Furino and Millie Heinrich.
A family statement reads, "We are forever grateful for the loving care that was given to Fred by his personal care aides, Yvette, Doreen, Gloria, Bo, Michelle and Katina."
Friends may call at Ramsay's Funeral Homes, Inc. 55 Saint John Street in Monticello today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, Stepember 29, 2004 at 10 a.m. in St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church on Broadway and Liberty Street in Monticello, with Rev. Robert Ginel as the celebrant.
Cremation will be at the convenience of the family at Cedar Hill Crematory in Newburgh, with interment of ashes in Calvary Cemetery in Brooklyn at a later date.
Memorial contributions to St. Peter's Church Building Fund would be appreciated.
Arrangements by Ramsay's Funeral Homes, Inc. in Monticello.

Muriel A. Rickard
Homemaker, 98

Muriel A. (Ballard) Rickard, the widow of Kenneth Rickard, died on September 25, 2004 in Virginia. She was 98.
She was born in Mongaup Valley on August 10, 1906 to the late Florence and Edith Smith Ballard. She attended school in Mongaup Valley, and then graduated from Nursing School at Deerpark Hospital in Port Jervis.
She resided in Florida from 1972 until 2001 when she entered an assisted living facility in Roanoke, Va., to be near her daughter, Laura.
She is survived by three children, Laura Pellitteri of Va., Helen Fink of Ca., and Earl Rickard of Ct., eight grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, September 30, 2004 at 1 p.m. in the Mongaup Valley United Methodist Church on Route 17B in Mongaup Valley, Rev. Kenneth Rodgers officiating.
Burial will be in Hurleyville Cemetery.
For those wishing to make a memorial donation, the family requests they be made to the church.
Arrangements by Ramsay's Funeral Homes, Inc. in Kauneonga Lake.

Janice M. Kenyon
Homemaker, 69

Janice Marie Kenyon, a homemaker of Russell Springs, Kentucky, formerly of Long Eddy, died September 18, 2004 at home. She was 69 years of age.
The daughter of the late Claude and Helen Neer, she was born April 19,1935 in Long Eddy. She resided in Long Eddy until her move to Russell Springs in 1993.
She and her husband, James Kenyon Sr. would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on November 16, 2004.
She was a member of the Methodist Church in Russell Springs.
She is survived by her husband, James, at home; three sons, Arthur and his wife, Angie, of Russell Springs, James Jr., and his wife Sharon, also of Russell Springs, and Harry Wingert and his wife, Beverly, of Fosterdale; one daughter, Helen and her husband, Danny Sattler, of Youngsville; three brothers, Ralph Neer, and Frank Neer, both of Russell Springs, and Claude Neer of Pennsylvania, one sister, Joan Cole, of Florida, as well as 10 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
A funeral service was held on September 22 at the Bernard Funeral Home in Russell Springs, Ky. with Chaplain Tim Shockey officiating. Internment was at Millerfield Cemetery in Russell Springs.
Arrangements were made by the Bernard Funeral Home in Russell Springs, Ky.

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