October 29, 2004
Rita Yewchuck, 82
Rita Faubel Yewchuck of Jeffersonville, a lifelong area resident, the Jeffersonville correspondent for the Sullivan County Democrat in Callicoon, a homemaker, a former business owner and a longtime volunteer for many organizations, died Monday, October 25. 2004, in White Sulphur Springs. She was 82 years of age.
The daughter of the late Louis and Lena Faubel, she was born June 6, 1922, in Jeffersonville. She was the widow of Walter Yewchuck.
Mrs. Yewchuck was an honorary member of Protection Hose Co. #1 of the Jeffersonville Fire Department, a charter member of the Jeffersonville Volunteer Ambulance Corps and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Emmett Turner American Legion Post No. 276, all in Jeffersonville, and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary to the H. Russell Kenyon Post No. 5808, Veterans of Foreign Wars, in Callicoon, where she served as the Buddy Poppy Chairman. She was also a member of the Jeffersonville Presbyterian Church, a member of the Jeffersonville Area Chamber of Commerce, JEMS and a member of WJFF Radio. Mrs. Yewchuck was a member of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, a member of the Jeffersonville Senior Citizens and the Catskill Cruisers Antique Car Club. In2004, she received the Dewitt Clinton Award from the Callicoon Lodge #521, Free and Accepted Masons, in recognition of her community involvement. She was often seen on the streets of Jeffersonville, selling tickets for the ambulance corps, the firemen and other other organizations in their fundraiser efforts, or distributing poppies for the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
For many years, Mrs. Yewchuck operated the Dolly Madison Ice Cream Shop in Jeffersonville.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Daniel and Carol Yewchuck of Cochecton Center; a daughter and son-in-law, Marion and William Abplanalp of White Sulphur Springs; a sister, Rosanna Brog of Youngsville; five grandchildren, Brian Yewchuck and his wife, Jodi, Steven Yewchuck and David Yewchuck; two granddaughters, Jeanne Abplanalp and Darlene Abplanalp; two great-granddaughters, Bailey and Allison Yewchuck; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by five brothers, and two sisters, Louis Stephenson, Walter Stephenson, Kenneth Stephenson, Emerson Stephenson, George L. Seibert, Avena Bernhardt and Sylvia Martucci.
Services were held Thursday at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville on Thursday with the Rev. Lee Andrews officiating
Cremation was made at the Twin Tiers Crematory in Endicott.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jeffersonville Fire Department or the Jeffersonville First Aid Squad, both at Jeffersonville, N.Y. 12748 or to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.
Ret. Accountant, 84
Charles B. Hutchinson of Jobstown, N.J., a retired accountant and an artist, died Thursday, October 21, 2004, at the Virtua Memorial Hospital in Mount Holly N.J. He was 84 years of age.
The son of the late Harrison and Emily B. Hutchinson, he was born March 5, 1920, in Jobstown, N.J.
In a family statement, it was said, "Charlie was a loving father whose life we celebrate with thanksgiving, remembering all the gifts of his life like walking in the woods and taking time to talk with us. He was always ready to think about things and see them in a new way. He did all he could to make this world a better place."
He is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Lawrence and Martha Hutchinson of Farmington, Mich., Harrison and Wendy Hutchinson of Jobstown, N.J., and James and Patti Hutchinson of Johnston, Pa.; three daughters, Rev. Ninon Hutchinson of Burlingham, Emily Hutchinson of Hingham, Mass. and Ellen Hutchinson and her husband, Jeff, of Taneytown, Md.; seven grandchildren, Peter and his wife, Becca, Eliza, Jennifer, Kelly, Kirsti, Charlotte and Ben; two special friends, John McGowan and John Neale; and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Resurrection will be offered at 10 a.m. on Saturday at St. John's Episcopal Church, 15 St. John St., Monticello with the Rev. Canon Andrew Dietsche officiating.
Private burial will be made in the Springfield Meeting House Cemetery in Springfield County, N.J.
Funeral arrangements were made by the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Monticello.
Evelyn L. Wolff
Ret. Waitress, 83
Evelyn Loretta Keesler Wolff of Cochecton, a lifelong resident and a retired waitress and bartender, died Tuesday, October 26, 2004. She was 83 years of age.
The daughter of the late Beatrice Scott Milks Keesler and John Milks, she was born April 2, 1921, in Damascus, Pa. She was the widow of Bernard Wolff.
Mrs. Wolff was a member of the Women's Community Club of Cochecton and the Cochecton Preservation Society.
In a family statement, it was said, "She had such a positive outlook on life as well as true courage and strength to overcome many illnesses over the years. She was an inspiration to family and friends.
She is survived by her daughter and best friend, Anita and her husband, Chet Davis, of Swan Lake; a son, Walter Wolff of Bushnell, Fla.; four grandsons, Dean Davis and his partner, John Argueso of Naples. Fla. Paul Davis and his wife, LaDonna, of Cypress, Tex.,. Dan Wolff and his wife, Pam, of Olmstead Falls, Ohio, and Brian Wolff; six great-grandchildren, Amelia Davis, Whitney and Ralph Wolff and Hannah, Abigail and Jeffery Wolff. She was predeceased by her stepfather Walter Keesler.
Friends may call at the Rasmussen Funeral Home in Narrowsburg on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m., and from 7 to 9 p.m.
Services will be held at11 a.m. on Monday at the funeral home.
Burial will be made in Glen Cove Cemetery in Narrowsburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cochecton Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Lake Huntington, N.Y. 12752.
George Rhinesmith of Swan Lake, a caretaker of Abraham Kine Heller Camp in Swan Lake with his late wife, died Sunday, October 24, 2004, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 62 years of age.
The son of the late George W. and Naomi Rhinesmith, he was born in Dover and lived in Sussex County before moving to Swan Lake. He was the widower of Ida M. Rhinesmith who died in 1988.
Mr. Rhinesmith had been a member of the Kauneonga Fire Department.
He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, George C. Jr.and Cheryl Rhinesmith of Dingman's Ferry. Pa.; two daughters, Ida Linfoot and her husband, David, of Wantage, and Michelle Rhinesmith and her fiance, Mark Space, of Vernon; four brothers, Melvin Rhinesmith and Jesse Campbell, both of Ohio, Edward Searfoss of Hawley Pa. and Robert; two sisters, Naomi Vasquez of Dover, N.J., and Dorothea Campbell of New Jersey; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
Services were held Thursday at the Pinkel Funeral Home in Sussex, N.J. Interment was made in the Branchville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Blvd., Suite1010, Rockville, Md. 20852-8913.
16 Mo. Old Infant
George W. Kochovos of Cuddebackville, a 16-month-old infant, died Sunday, October 24, 2004, at the Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis.
The son of Jorge N. and Donna Klovach Kochovos, he was born June 30, 2004, in Harris.
He is survived by his parents, and three brothers, Jeremy, Nicholas and Joseph Kochovos all at home; his paternal grandparents, George and Linda Kochovos of Huguenot; his maternal grandparents, Roseann Kovach and Ted Perine, both of Greenwood Lake; his great-grandparents, Jerry Kochovos of Greenville Township, Rosemarie Vigilante of Tamarac, Fla., Gustave and Wanda Bergman of Brooklyn and Mary and Joseph Kovach of Toms River, N.J.
Services were held Thursday at the Gray-Parker Funeral Home in Port Jervis with the Rev. Peter Tran Van Phat officiating.
Burial was made in the Rural Valley Cemetery in Cuddebackville.
Kenneth J. Lane
Nelco Supervisor, 55
Kenneth J. Lane of Wallkill, a longtime area resident and a supervisor for Nelco in Walden, died Monday, October 25, 2004, at St. Luke's Hospital in Newburgh. He was 55 years of age.
The son of Marilyn Bolger Lane and the late Patrick Joseph Lane, he was born October 2, 1949, in Flushing.
Mr. Lane was an avid Yankee and Giants fan.
He is survived by his wife, Deborah Murphy Lane, at home; his mother of Wallkill; a daughter, Tara Clark of Walden; his father- and mother-in-law, James and Doris Murphy of Chester; three brothers-in-law and their spouses, Gregory and Barbara Murphy of Westtown, Sean and Kerry Murphy of Pine Bush and Kevin and Barbara Murphy of Bloomingburg; a granddaughter, Taylor Clark; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, James Lane.
Friends may call at the Gridley-Horan Funeral Home, 39 Orchard St., Walden on Saturday from 6 to 7 p.m.
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.
Cremation will be made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.
Ret. Librarian, 74
Marilyn Winn of Monticello, a retired librarian of 32 years at Yeshiva University in New York and a longtime area resident, died Wednesday, October 27, 2004, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 74 years of age.
The daughter of the late Bernard and Mina Temes Schwartz, she was born January 5, 1930, in New York City.
Mrs. Winn was a past president of the Sisterhood of the Fort Washington Synagogue.
She is survived by her husband, Sol Winn, at home; a daughter, Brenda Winn and her partner, Jeannette Garcia of Nanuet; a son and daughter-in-law, Arene and Susan Winn of Massachusetts; a brother, Harold Schwartz of Monticello; and two grandchildren, Jenna and Jacob Winn.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday at the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home, 388 Broadway, Monticello, with Rabbi Ben Zion Chanowitz officiating.
Burial will be made in the Beth Israel Cemetery in Woodbridge, N.J.
Ret. Cook, 88
Helen Estochin of Roscoe, a retired cook and waitress and a resident of the Town of Colchester since 1971 and a former resident of the Kingston, Wilkes-Barre, Pa., area, died Wednesday, October 20, 2004, at the Delaware Valley Hospital in Walton. She was 88 years of age.
The daughter of the late Leslie and Lulu Cornell Washburn, she was born November 26, 1916, in Delaware County.
Mrs. Estochin was a member of the Horton Brook Free Methodist Church.
She is survived by many nieces and nephews including Sandra McAdams and her husband, Robert, of East Branch; and several grand-nieces and grand-nephews, including Christine Kauffman of East Branch, Kathleen Mac Gibbon and her husband, Brian, of Deposit, Natalie Prusik of Endwell and Susan Barber and her husband, Tony, of Dallas, Tex.; and several cousins, including Dottie Cornell of Oneonta.
Graveside services and burial will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Cooks Falls Cemetery with the Rev. James Persons officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Catskill Area Hospice, 542 Main St., Oneonta, N.Y. 13820.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Harris Funeral Home in Roscoe.
Arthur Friedman, 73
Ret. Mon Ami Shop Owner
Arthur Friedman of Liberty, a longtime resident of the Grossinger Resort in Liberty where he was the retired owner/operator of the Mon Ami Shop at the former Grossinger Resort, died Friday, October 15, 2004, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 73 years of age.
The son of the late Abraham and Rose Grossinger Friedman, he was born November 30, 1930, in Liberty.
A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, he was an avid golfer and lover of the game.
Mr. Friedman was a past member of the Liberty Elks and the Liberty Lions Club. He was the only Grossinger still living on the resort property where he grew up with his parents, his Aunt Jenny and Uncle Harry Grossinger and his cousins, Paul Grossinger and Elaine Grossinger-Etess.
He is survived by his wife, Renee Levine Friedman, at home; a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Kelly Friedman of Norsham, Pa.; a daughter and son-in-law, Randi and Kevin Ceneviva of Plano, Tex.; a grandson, Dominic Alexander Ceneviva; several cousins; and a host of friends.
Services were held October 17 at the Congregation Ahavath Israel Synagogue in Liberty with Rabbi Marvin Goldman officiating.
Burial was made in the Ahavath Israel Cemetery in Liberty.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello.
Florence Esselman of Damascus, Pa., a homemaker and a longtime area resident, died Wednesday, October 27, 2004, at her home. She was 86 years of age.
The daughter of the late John and Ferdina Algera, she was born October 14, 1918, in Paterson, N.J.
Mrs. Esselman was a member of the First Baptist Church of Damascus.
In a family statement, it was said, "She was a devoted wife and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother."
She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Herman Esselman, at home; three daughters and sons-in-law, Deanna and Robert Tegeler of New City, Lynda and Frank Marks of Damascus, Pa., and Nancy and Lyle Avery of Beach Lake, Pa; two sons and daughters-in-law, Herman and Dot Esselman of Lake Huntington and Robert and Betty Ann Esselman of Narrowsburg; a sister, Edith Sezma of Wyckoff, N.J.; a brother, Albert Algera of Wyckoff, N.J; 24 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Hazel Algera, and a brother, George Algera.
Friends may call at the Rasmussen Funeral Home in Narrowsburg on Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the First Baptist Church of Damascus with the Rev. Stuart Hunt officiating.
Burial will be made in Hillcrest Cemetery in Galilee, Pa.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Damascus Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Damascus, Pa. 18415 or to the Wayne Memorial Hospital Hospice, 601 Park St., Honesdale, Pa. 18431.