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October 22, 2004

Dorothy Wollenhaupt
Homemaker, 91

Dorothy Wollenhaupt of Brewster, MA, a former resident of Roscoe, died on Monday, October 18, 2004 at the Pleasant Bay Nursing Home in Brewster MA. She was 91.
The daughter of the late George and Florence Lihou Carner, she was born December 3, 1912 in Poughkeepsie.
She had been a volunteer in the activities department at the Roscoe community Nursing Home and an organist for the nursing home Sunday worship services. She became a resident there from 1988 until 2002.
She is survived by three children, Richard, David and Carolyn and their spouses; four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Graveside services and burial will be Saturday, October 23, 2004 at 1 p.m. at the Brookside Cemetery, Somesville, ME. The Rev. William Bigelow will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Activities Dept. of the Roscoe Community Nursing Home, 420 Rockland Road, Roscoe, NY 12776.

Michael Dean Smith
Correction Officer, 47

Michael Dean Smith of Grahamsville, a Correctional Officer at Eastern New York Correctional Facility, Napanoch and a lifetime area resident died on Monday, October 18, 2004 in the Thompson House, Rhinebeck. He was 47.
The son of Franklin and Lois Tobias Smith he was born on August 1, 1957 in Liberty.
Survivors include his parents of Grahamsville, his wife Judy A. Morris Smith at home, son Michael G. Smith, daughter Amanda K. Smith, son Ryan T. Smith and granddaughter Jenna Kimberly Donovan all of Grahamsville, brother Keith and his wife Diane Smith of Swan Lake, brother Peter Smith and his companion Nettie Haas of Grahamsville, sister Bonnie Maus and her husband Alton of Sherburne, several neph- ews, nieces, aunts and uncles also survive.
There will be no visitation. A graveside service was held on Thursday at the Grahamsville Rural Cemetery. Rev. John G. Wall officiated. Arrangements were made by Loucks Funeral Home, Inc., Rt. 209, Ellenville, NY 12428.
Donations may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 421 New Karner Rd., Suite 6, Albany, NY 12205.

Nick Ellis
Ret. Merchant Marine, 85

Nick Ellis, a retired Merchant Marine and 35 year resident of the area, died October 12, 2004. He was 85.
Born May 10, 1919 in Scranton, PA, he was predeceased by his parents Julia Chilipka Ellis and Nicholas Ellis.
He was in the Merchant Marines for 45 years before retiring.
He is survived by a sister, Ann Ellis of Jeffersonville and many nieces and nephews.
He is predeceased by three brothers, Joseph Ellis, Stephen Ellis and Andrew Ellis and three sisters, Agnes Grivna, May Ellis and Helen Corriere.
There will be no service.

Vaugn LeRoy
Union Carpenter, 52

Vaugn LeRoy, a union carpenter with Hudson Valley Carpenter's Union Local 19, died October 17, 2004 at Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 52.
Born October 26, 1951 in Liberty, he was the son of Fred and Dorothy M. Eagin LeRoy.
He was a member of the National Rifle Association.
Survivors include two sons, Timothy LeRoy of Tempe, AZ and Jeffrey LeRoy and his wife Anne of Gilbert, AZ; his sister, Renee Costello and her husband Michael of Youngsville, and Hoboken; a neph- ew, Michael Costello III and a niece, Jill Costello.
Services will be Friday, October 22, 2004, at 11 a.m. at the Stewart- Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville with Father Ignatius Vu officiating.
Cremation will be at Twin Tiers Crematory in Endicott.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, 419 E. Main St., Suite 309, Middletown, NY 10940.

Gilbert E. Arvidson
Ret. Truck Driver, 72

Gilbert E. Arvidson, a 3 year resident of the area, died on Sunday, October 17, 2004 at Horton Medical Center in Middletown. He was 72.
He was born in Gutenberg, NJ on August 31, 1932 to the late Eric and Bella Carroll Arvidson. He was a retired truck driver with Local 4641 in Jersey City, NJ.
He served his country in the Army during the Korean Conflict.
Survivors include three nieces, Joan Smith and husband Harold of Old Bridge, NJ, Patricia Arvidson and Jeffrey Bogden of Red Bank, NJ, and Dianne Dopp and husband Wayne of Franklin Lakes, NJ.
There will be no visitation. Cremation was at the convenience of the family at Cedar Hill Crematory in Newburgh.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 23, at Ramsay's Funeral Homes, Inc. on 275 South Main Street in Liberty at 1 p.m.

Edward J. Katz
Ret. Foreman, 78

Edward J. Katz, a lifelong resident of Liberty, died at his home on Wednesday, October 20, 2004. He was 78.
He was born in Liberty on September 17, 1926 to the late Edward J. and Mildred Hathaway Katz Sr. He was a retired foreman for the Dairymens League in Goshen. He served his country in the US Navy during World War II.
He attended St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church in Liberty, was a member of the Father Cronin Council Knights of Columbus in Liberty, Clarence Hoyt Post #9217 VFW Liberty, Russell D. Sprague Post #109 American Legion in Liberty, and the Liberty Elks Lodge #1545 in Liberty.
He is survived by his wife Jo Ann Hutchinson Katz, three daughters, Nancy Parsons and companion, Raymond Rupert of Liberty, Sara Kelz and husband Robert of Grahamsville and their children James Gorman III, William Gorman, Jennifer Gorman and Robert Kelz III, Emily McNamara and husband Michael of Hurleyville and thir children, Brittany and Kelly McNamara, a son, Thomas Katz and wife Teresa of Liberty and their child Tia Katz, two brothers, Lawrence Katz and wife Barbara of Liberty, Joseph Katz and wife Charlene of FL, a sister, Viola Di Marzio of Monticello and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at Ramsay's Funeral Homes, Inc., 275 South Main Street, Liberty on Friday, October 22, 2004 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
VFW Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Friday at 7 p.m., followed by American Legion at 7:15 p.m. and Elks at 7:30 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, October 23, 2004 at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church on 264 North Main Street in Liberty, with Rev. Msgr. Edward Straub officiating.
Interment will follow at the Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery on Sunset Lake Road in Liberty with Naval Military Honors.
Memorial donations would be appreciated to either St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church Building Fund, 264 North Main Street, Liberty, NY 12754 or The Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, 800 Stonybrook Road, Newburgh, NY 12550.

Alice Barner
Bartender, 75

Alice Barner, a bartender for the Trotters Bar in Monticello, and longtime resident of the area, died Monday, October 18, 2004 at the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 75.
She was born May 26,1929 in Hazzard County, KY and was the widow of Robert E. Barner.
She was a pillar of compassion, generosity and good cheer. Her welcoming presence drew family, friends and passersby to her side throughout her days. Though modest of means, she possessed the greatest wealth there is - Love. All who've had the privilege of her presence can say: "You have taught us well. Thank you."
Survivors include five sons, William Simpson and his wife, Sue, of Spring Gap, Md., Steve Simpson and his wife, Willie, of Falmouth, KY, Dennis Simpson of Cincinnati, OH, Tim Simpson and his wife, Donna of Greenville, and Randy Wilkins and his wife, Janine, of Port Jervis; two daughters, Patricia Love of CA and Darlene Bonfante and her husband, Tony, of Quincy, MA; 17 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and many area friends.
Her funeral service will be held on Friday morning, October 22 at 11 a.m. at VanInwegen-Kenny, Inc. Funeral Home on 401 Broadway in Monticello. The Rev Roy Shaffer will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Lillian C. Shorten
Ret. Nurse's Aide, 76

Lillian C. Shorten of Bloomingburg, formerly of Warwick, having lived in Orange County for 50 years, a retired nurse's aide at both the Orange County Infirmary and St. Anthony's Community Hospital, died Wednesday, October 20, 2004 in Middletown. She was 76.
The daughter of the late Harry F. and Lillian Dutt Kamphner, she was born September 19, 1928 in the Bronx.
She was a member of both the Town of Mamakating Seniors and the Town of Wallkill Seniors. She was a Meals-on-Wheels volunteer as well as a parishioner of St. Stephen's Church in Warwick.
Survivors include her son, Thomas Shorten of Greenville; her daughter, Eileen Shorten of Ocala, FL, her daughter, Kathie Murphy of Bloomingburg, and her son James P. Shorten of Wallkill, her daughter, Laurie and Joe Smith of Alabaster, AL, her son, John and his wife, Jo-Ann Shorten of Bloomingburg, her son-in-law, Bruce Exceley, her 16 grandchildren, Stacy, Tommy, Grace, Jason, Stephen, Danielle, Shannon, Kristen, Evan, Ria, Craig, Tracey, Callie, John, Jade and Joseph; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, James T. Shorten; her daughter, JoAnne Exceley; and her son, Tracy Shorten.
Visitation hours will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, October 22, 2004 at Strong-Basile Funeral Home, Inc. on 75 Main Street in Warwick.
A funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, October 22, 2004 at the funeral home.
Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Jack J. Wallace
Ret. Yard Foreman, 91

Jack J. Wallace, a retired yard foreman for Bogner Seitel Lumber Co. in Monticello, died Tuesday, October 19, 2004 at the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 91.
The son of the late Fletcher and Bessie Krone Wallace, he was born on February 13, 1913 in Albermarle, NC.
He was the widower of Josephine Wallace who predeceased him on July 6, 2001.
Jack was a veteran of the United States Army serving in World War II, and also a member of the Free & Accepted Masons, Bethany Lodge #101.
Survivors include a son, Alan C. Wallace of Maybrook, a daughter, Barbara Randolph of Richmond, VA; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Friday, October 22, from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. at the VanInwegen-Kenny, Inc. Funeral Home on 401 Broadway in Monticello. Masonic services will be held at 8 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home.
His funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 23, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. James Matthews officiating.
Burial with military honors wil be in the Sullivan Co. Veterans Cemetery in Liberty.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Assoc., PO Box 628, Monticello, NY 12701.

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