November 12, 2004
Alice M. Cooke
Alice McCormack Cooke of Monticello, the widow of former Chief Judge of New York Lawrence H. Cooke, a longtime area resident and a homemaker, died Wednesday, November 10, 2004, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 91 years of age.
The daughter of the late Dr. Edward P. and Anna Cahill McCormack, she was born September 16, 1913, in Albany.
A graduate of Miss Quinn's and the Academy of the Holy Name, she was a member of St. Peter's Church in Monticello.
She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Edward and Colleen Cooke of Monticello and George L. II and Karen Cooke of Rock Hill; a daughter and son-in-law, Mary Lauren and Richard Opie of Albany; nine grandchildren, Lawrence, Austin, Meghan, Alice Kelly, Lauren, Courtney, Alice, Guy and Catherine; five great-grandchildren, Sennett, Teddy, Cassie Rose, Zachary and Alexandria; two sisters, Mary Elizabeth McArdle of Albany and Peggy Ann Mathieson of Saratoga Springs; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 401 Broadway, Monticello, on Friday from 5 to 9 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at St. Peter's Church, Broadway and Liberty Street, Monticello, at 10 a.m. on Saturday.
Burial will be made in the Rock Ridge Cemetery in Monticello.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter's Church, 10 Liberty St., Monticello, N.Y. 12701 or to Mount St. Mary College Building Fund, 330 Powell Ave., Newburgh, N.Y. 12550-3494.
Cynthia Gandy of Monticello, a longtime area resident and a homemaker, died Saturday, November 6, 2004, at the Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown. She was 74 years of age.
The daughter of the late George and Mattie Johnson Gandy, she was born August 31, 1930, in Bayminette, Ala. She was the widow of Samuel Paul Jones.
Ms. Gandy was a member of the Bethlehem Temple in Monticello.
She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Benjamin and Phyllis Jones of Aurora, Colo., Paul and Christina Jones of Monticello and David and Cynthia Jones of Monticello; two brothers, James Gandy of Monticello and A.V. Gandy of Richmond, Va.; two sisters, Mattie Dawson of Monticello and Virgie Lee Watson of Bayminette, Ala.; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by three brothers, Vernon Gandy, Edward Gandy and James Gandy and four sisters, Imenia Walker, Ida Coleman, Williemae Hood and Roxanne Atchison.
Services will be held at the Bethlehem Temple, Fairground Rd., Monticello, at 11 a.m. on Friday with Pastor Mervin Armstead officiating.
Burial will be made in Rock Ridge Cemetery in Monticello.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bethlehem Temple, Fairground Rd., Monticello, N.Y. 12701.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Monticello.
Elsie J. Summerson
Elsie J. Summerson of Liberty, a homemaker and waitress at Corwin's Restaurant, died Sunday, November 7, 2004, at the Sullivan County Adult Care Center in Liberty. She was 82 years of age.
The daughter of the late Wesley and Mary Zieley Davenport, she was born December 28, 1921 in Grooville.
Mrs. Summerson was a member of the Liberty Volunteer Ambulance Corps and the Grooville Free Methodist Church.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Joy and Larrie Larson of Salt Lake City, Utah; a stepdaughter, Iris Doland and her husband, Robert, of Ferndale; a sister, Edith Cannon of Liberty; five grandchildren, Jessica and Rachel Larson, Trevor and Trent Brown and Aria DeToro; and a great-grandchild, Charlotte Eliza Pummill. She was predeceased by a daughter, Myrna Brown Cobb, and a son, Arthur Brown.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday at the Ramsay's Funeral Home, 275 S. Main St., Liberty, with President Keith Murphy officiating.
Burial will be made in Riverview Cemetery in Roscoe.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Town of Liberty Volunteer Ambulance Corps, P.O. Box 105, Liberty, N.Y. 12754.
Carmine J. Currier
Carmine James Currier of Bluffton, S.C., an electrician and a member of Local 3 in New York, died Tuesday, November 2, 2004, at his home. He was 73 years of age.
The son of the late George and Mary DeLuca Currier, he was born June 30, 1931, in Brooklyn.
A U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of the Korean War, he owned Frankel Hardware in Liberty for 25 years. Mr. Currier was a member of the Liberty Elks Lodge and was a Catholic.
He is survived by his wife, Josephine R. Currier of Bluffton, S.C.; a son, George Currier of California; a daughter, Mary Jean Risko of Woodbourne; a sister, Anne Arnone of Merrick, L.I.; five grandchildren, Terri Risko, Casey J., Nevada, Dawn and Ashton Currier. He was predeceased by a brother, Joseph Currier.
Memorial services were held Thursday at Saul's Funeral Home Chapel in Bluffton, S.C.
Shawn C. Tyler
Liberty DPW Wrk., 23
Shawn C. Tyler of Liberty, an employee of the Liberty Department of Public Works, died suddenly on Monday, November 8, 2004, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 23 years of age.
The son of Charles R. and Dina Ann DeFazio Tyler, he was born February 1, 1981, in Port Jervis.
Mr. Tyler was an active member of Liberty Hose & Truck Co. #2 of the Liberty Fire Department and the Town of Liberty Volunteer Ambulance Corps. He was a graduate of Liberty High School and his true love was stock car racing and helping his family and friends.
He is survived by his father of Liberty; his mother of Bethel; a brother, Scott D. Tyler of Liberty; his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Donald DeFazio of Bethel; his paternal grandparents, Jim and Jennie Simonds of Fort Montgomery; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his maternal grandmother, Frances Foster DeFazio and his paternal grandfather, Charles Tyler.
Services were held at the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Liberty on Thursday with the Rev. David Coon officiating.
Burial was made in the family plot in the Liberty Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Liberty Hose & Truck Co. #2, Sprague Ave., or to the Town of Liberty Volunteer Ambulance Corps, P.O. Box 105, both at Liberty, N.Y. 12754.
Monica J. Abel
Monica J. Abel of Cochecton, a homemaker, died Sunday, November 7, 2004, in Cochecton. She was 67 years of age.
The daughter of the late George and Irene Schultz Blessing, she was born June 14, 1937, in Newark, N.J. She was the widow of Walter Abel.
In a family statement, it was said, "Mom was an avid gardener. She knew the secrets to growing the most beautiful flowers. A woman of many talents, she spent her time reading, sewing, quilting, cooking, baking, always learning and expanding her mind. She loved and was kind to all animals."
Mrs. Abel is survived by a daughter, Lisa Butler of St. Louis, Mo.; two sons, James Robert Bianculli of St. Louis, Mo., and Eric Abel of Honesdale, Pa.; nine grandchildren; and a brother, Bernie Anderson of South Carolina. She also leaves behind her dog, Pixie.
Cremation was made at the Twin Tiers Crematory in Endicott.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Callicoon.
Nicki L. Palmatier
School Bus Driver, 56
Nicki L. Palmatier of Bloomingburg, a school bus driver in the Valley Central District for Godeffroy Car Co., and an area resident for more than 30 years, died Sunday, November 7, 2004, in Middletown. She was 56 years of age.
The daughter of the late Ike and Mary Varsamine English, she was born April 8, 1948, in Brooklyn.
She is survived by her husband of 36 years, Nathaniel Palmatier Sr., at home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Keith Martin of Pine Bush and Kelly and Lewis Weed of New Paltz; a son, Nathaniel Palmatier Jr. and his fiancée, Jennifer Brue of Bloomingburg; four granddaughters, Alexis, Amanda, Kendra and Kristin; a sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Harry Edwards of Walden; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services and burial were held Wednesday at the Sylvan Cemetery in Wurtsboro.
Ronald A. Ulrichs
Truck Driver, 59
Ronald A. Ulrichs of Monticello, a former resident of Cuddebackville, a truck driver for S&K Transportation in Forestburgh, and a lifelong area resident, died Saturday, November 6, 2004, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 59 years of age.
The son of the late Kenneth and Beatrice Southard Ulrichs, he was born March 11, 1960, in Port Jervis.
Mr. Ulrichs enjoyed working on automobiles.
He is survived by his companion, Pamela Jonisz and her son, Erik, at home; four brothers and sisters-in-law, Gary and Bonnie Ulrichs of Cuddebackville, Douglas and Diana Ulrichs of Huguenot, Robert and Denise Ulrichs of Sparrowbush and Michael and Pamela Ulrichs of Huguenot; a sister and brother-in-law, Sharon and David Reyes of Huguenot; three uncles, Herbert Ulrichs of Sparrowsbush, Dennis Adkins and Harold Southard; four aunts, Doris Osiecke of Port Jervis, Edna Southard of Matamoras, Pa., Myra Southard of Port Jervis and Clara Southard; several cousins; six nieces; nine nephews; and several grand-nieces and grand-nephews.
Services were held Wednesday at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home in Port Jervis.
Burial was made in Quarry Hill Cemetery in Rio.