November 19, 2004
Philip Coombe Sr.
Ret. Mortgage Banker, 95
Philip Coombe Sr. of Grahamsville, a lifelong area resident and a retired 43-year mortgage banker at The Independence Community Bank of Brooklyn, died Sunday, November 14, 2004, at the Sullivan County Adult Care Center in Liberty. He was 95 years of age.
The son of the late Rev. William and Charlotte LaMoree Coombe, he was born September 18, 1909, in the parsonage of the Marlboro Presbyterian Church of which his father was the pastor.
Mr. Coombe was raised in Kearny, N.J., where his father was pastor of the First Presbyterian Church. He graduated from Kearny High School and Ithaca College with a Bachelor of Science degree and graduated from St. John's University with a Doctorate Degree in Law.
A member and elder of the Grahamsville Reformed Church, Mr. Coombe was also a member of the Huguenot Society of New Paltz, a past president of the Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York and a past president of the Grahamsville Rural Cemetery. Mr. Coombe was also a member of the Ithaca College Alumni Association, the American Mortgage Bankers Association and a past elder of the West Side Presbyterian Church in Ridgewood, NJ.
He is survived by his wife, Ethel Irwin Coombe of Grahamsville; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Charlotte and Vernon Stratton of Grahamsville, Phyllis Gillette of Grahamsville and Marilyn and William Stewart of Northfield, N.J.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Philip Jr. and Carolyn Coombe and Richard and Phyllis Coombe, all of Grahamsville; a sister, Helen C. Coombe of Grahamsville; 19 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and six nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Mary Addy, and two brothers, George W. Coombe and Richard S. Coombe.
Services were held Wednesday at the Grahamsville Reformed Church with the Rev. Paul Z. Ruter officiating.
Burial was made in the Grahamsville Rural Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Grahamsville Reformed Church, P.O. Box 238, Grahamsville, N.Y. 12740 or to the Daniel Pierce Library Building Fund, P.O. Box 268, Grahamsville, N.Y. 12740.
Millicent R. Moheit
Ret. Crossing Guard, 79
Millicent Rose Moheit of Barryville, a retired New York City school crossing guard and a five-year area resident, died Monday, November 15, 2004, at the Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis. She was 79 years of age.
The daughter of the late Charles and Cora Slane McCue, she was born February 22, 1934, in Brooklyn.
Mrs. Moheit was a member of the Canarsie Reformed Church in Brooklyn and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, also in Brooklyn.
She is survived by a son, William C. Moheit of Barryville; three daughters, Janice Greeley of Barryville, Maureen Blatz of Brooklyn and Millicent Lombardi of So. Farmingdale; a sister, Barbara Lobianco of Marshall's Creek, Pa.; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Wednesday at the Gray-Parker Funeral Home in Port Jervis with the Rev. Ann Rost officiating.
Burial was made in Canarsie Cemetery in Brooklyn.
Harland E. Peck
Harland E. "Sonny" Peck of Livingston Manor, a groundskeeper for the Town of Fallsburg Golf Courses and a lifelong area resident, died Monday, November 15, 2004, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 75 years of age.
The son of the late Ernest and Elizabeth Close Peck, he was born April 4, 1929, in Corbett.
He is survived by his wife, Naomi O'Dell Peck, at home; two sons, Clinton Peck and Mitchell Peck and his wife, Bonnie, all of Livingston Manor; seven daughters and sons-in-law, Sally and Carlton Fritz Jr. of Liberty, Bonnie and Gordon Mears, Debra and Peter Feinberg and Terri and Rick Hinkley, all of Livingston Manor, Judy Ross and her husband, Tom Wade, of Liberty, Cindy and Thomas Roser and Wendy and Mert Zayas, all of Livingston Manor; 22 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Harland Peck Jr., four brothers and a sister.
Services will be held at noon at the Harris Funeral Home, West Street at Buckley, Liberty, with the Rev. Bridgette LeConey officiating.
Burial will be made in the Liberty Cemetery.
John F. Mapes
Ret. Dairy Farmer, 86
John F. "Jack" Mapes of Pompey Center, a retired dairy farmer, having farmed both in Monticello and in Pompey Center, died Tuesday November 9, 2004, at the VA Medical Center in Syracuse. He was 86 years of age.
He was born in Monticello and lived there until 1960.
A pilot in the Pacific during World War II, he attained the rank of captain in the Army Air Corps. For the past 20 years he enjoyed the reunions of the 505th Bombardment Group.
While in Monticello, Mr. Mapes was active in the Monticello Volunteer Fire Department.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Alice Mapes; three children, John and his wife, Anne Mapes of Kailua, Hawaii, Bruce Mapes of Danbury, Conn., and Janet of San Francisco, Calif; a brother, Barth and his wife, Martha Mapes of Freeville; and a sister, Carol and her husband, William Lane of Monticello.
A memorial srvice was held Sunday at the Community Covenant Church in Manlius, followed by a fellowship supper.
Memorial contributions may be made to the VA Medical Center, 800 Irving Ave., Syracuse, N.Y. 13210.
Robert Bob Meyer
Ret. Lt. Col., U.S. Army, 64
Robert Carl Meyer of Clarksville, Tenn., an employee of the Promotional Specialties Division of Paper Supply Co. and a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army, serving during the Vietnam War, died Friday, October 22, 2004, at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn.
The son of the late Cameron and Mildred Fruchter Meyer, he was born in Cochecton on March 2, 1940.
Mr. Meyer was a member of the First Baptist Church, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Lions Club International, the101st Airborne Association and served on the Military Affairs Committee of the Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Carter Meyer, at home; a daughter, Alicia Turner of Clarksville, Tenn.; a sister, Judy Mucha of Richmond, Va.; and a grandchild.
Services were held at the McReynolds-Nave and Larson Funeral Home with the Rev. Terry Brown officiating.
Burial was made in the Greenwood Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Town of Cochecton Vounteer Ambulance Service, Box 4 Lake Huntington, N.Y. 12752
Richard C. Waldron
Richard C. Waldron of Riverside, R.I., a certified public accountant, died unexpectedly at his home on Wednesday, November 3, 2004. He was 55 years of age.
The son of the late John and Celia Waldron, he was born April 6, 1949, in Callicoon.
A Navy veteran of the Vietnam War, he served six years as a petty officer and assault-boat coxswain. He was a member and past commander of Riverside American Legion Post #10; a member of the Grand Lodge of Rhode Island, Free and Accepted Masons; and a member of the NRA Legion of Honor.
A graduate of Johnson & Wales University, class of 1978, he owned Waldron Associates in East Providence for 32 years and was a member of the National Association of Public Accountants.
He is survived by his wife, Ermelinda Waldron, at home; two brothers, John Waldron of Jacksonville, Fla., and Edward Waldron and his wife, Leah, of Jeffersonville; a sister and brother-in-law, Carol and Roger Brucher of Callicoon; and several nieces and nephews.
Burial with military honors was made in the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery in Exeter, R.I.
Vivian Egeland of Monticello, a homemaker and a 51-year area resident, died Tuesday, November 16, 2004, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 89 years of age.
The daughter of the late Clarence and Vivian Boyd, she was born September 15, 1915, in Bayonne, N.J. She was the widow of Norman Egeland who died May 4, 1998.
Mrs. Egeland was a member of the United Methodist Church of Monticello where she taught Sunday School for many years.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Eric and Donna Egeland of Forestburgh; a daughter and son-in-law, Doreen and Robert Gale of Groton, Conn.; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 401 Broadway, Monticello, on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the United Methodist Church of Monticello, 255 Broadway, with the Rev. Gene Smith officiating.
Burial will be made in the Hamptonburgh Cemetery in Goshen.
John V. Wisneski Jr.
Co-Owner Bar & Grill, 77
John Vincent Wisneski Jr. of Wurtsboro, a lifelong area resident, a former resident of Florida, N.Y. and a partner in Wisneski's Bar and Grill on Pulaski Highway, died Monday, October 18, 2004, at the Arden Hill campus of the Orange Regional Medical Center in Goshen. He was 77 years of age.
The son of the late John V. Sr. and Catherine "Kate" Mydosh Wisneski, he was born February 24, 1927.
He is survived by two sisters, Teresa Steele of Bloomingburg and Irene Dombrowski Souza of Georgia. He was predeceased by a sister, Adeline Nowicki.
Graveside services and burial will be held at 9 a.m on Saturday at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Florida, N.Y.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph's Restoration Fund, 14 Glenmere Ave., Florida, N.Y. 10921; or to the charity of one's choice.