December 7, 2004
Ret. Mech. Engr., 78
Poul Jorgensen of Roscoe, a retired mechanical engineer and world renown fly tyer and author, died Monday, November 29, 2004, at his home. He was 78 years of age.
The son of the late William and Margaret Muller Jorgensen, he was born March 26, 1926, in Odense, Denmark. He lived in the United States over 45 years.
Mr. Jorgensen studied fly tying from Chicago fly tyer, William Blades, who became his self-proclaimed mentor during the 1960s. He left his job as a mechanical engineer in 1969 and made fly tying his passion and full-time profession.
He wrote more books and created more videos than any other fly tyer. His first book, "Dressing Flies for Fresh and Saltwater," was critically acclaimed when published in 1973. Among his other books, "Salmon Flies: Their Character, Style and Dressing," published in 1978, was made available in five different languages since its reprint in 2000. He was commissioned by the late President Richard Nixon to prepare a presentation selection of flies for Yugoslavian President Marshal Tito, which he did and personally presented them to Mr. Tito. He was involved with the Catskill Flyfishing Center, the Catskill Fly Tyers Guild and was a member of the Fly Fishing Hall of Fame.
In a family statement, it was said. "Each book he authored brought with it a new dimension to the art and craft of fly tying worldwide with several titles reprinted in other languages. . . Paul was the world ambassador of fly tying. His innovation never stopped as he remained on the cutting edge of tying throughout his ife. He could tie any style or category of fishing fly and explain and demonstrate his techniques for successful construction to others. He freely shared his knowledge with everyone who requested it."
Mr. Jorgensen is survived by two sons, Paul Naylor of London, England and Peter Naylor of Charleston, S. C.; a daughter, Karen Naylor-Riobueno of Newton, Mass.; two sisters, Grethe and Merry of Denmark; and several grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held April 2, 2005, at the Catskill Fly Fishing Center in Livingston Manor.
Burial will be made in Denmark.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Catskill Fly Fishing Center, P.O. Box 1295, Livingston Manor, N.Y. 12758.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Harris Funeral Home in Roscoe.
Ret. Salesman, 84
Joseph G. Brustman of Liberty, a lifelong area resident and a retired auto parts wholesaler for South End Auto Parts in Liberty, died Wednesday, December 1, 2004, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 84 years of age.
The son of the late Jacob and Mary Sator Brustman, he was born October 16, 1920, in Obernburg.
A World War II Army veteran, he achieved the rank of sergeant and received the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart and various other commendations. Mr. Brustman was a member of St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church in Liberty; a life member of Ontario Hose Co. #3 of the Liberty Fire Department; a member of the Kelly-Ratner Post #198, DAV, in Kauneonga Lake; and a member of the Clarence Hoyt Post #9217, VFW, in Liberty.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Helen Mesawich Brustman, at home; a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Ed McClenahan of Roanoke, Va.; three brothers, Fred Brustman of Obernburg, Lt. Colonel (Ret.) William Brustman of Obernberg, and Clarence Brustman of East Haven, Conn.; a sister, Ida Watson of Youngsville; a granddaughter, Lauren Hardt and her husband, Tim, of South Bend, Ind.; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, George Brustman, and three sisters, Barbara Coger, Marie Mannion and Catherine Whatley.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, 264 N. Main St., Liberty, on Tuesday at 11:45 a.m. with Monsignor Edward Straub officiating.
Burial will be made in the Liberty Cemetery with full military honors.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Liberty.
Anna Gottel of Long Eddy, a homemaker and a longtime area resident, died Wednesday, December 1, 2004, at the Sullivan County Adult Care Center in Liberty. She was 99 years of age.
She was born August 11, 1905, in Germany.
She is survived by several friends and neighbors.
Services were held Monday at the Harris Funeral Home in Liberty with the Rev. Audrey Pedersen officiatng.
Burial was made in the Rock Valley Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Annette M. McDonald of Monticello, a homemaker, a seamstress and a lifelong area resident, died Friday, December 3, 2004, at the Horton campus of the Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown. She was 60 years of age.
The daughter of Enos and Mabel Evans Rodriguis, she was born August 26, 1944, in Jamaica, West Indies.
Mrs McDonald was well known in the community of recovering people, by administration, staff and former clients of The Recovery Center in Monticello.
She is survived by her husband of 19 years Jerome P. McDonald, at home; a son, Sahid O'Connell of Little Ferry, N.J.; three daughters, Shaheen O'Connell of Monticello, Syma O'Connell of Brooklyn and Sakima Sandoval of Yonkers; a brother Carlos; seven sisters, Mercedes, Mavis, Maria, Monica, Althea, Amylou and Phyllis; five grandchildren, Michael, Ryan Michaelangelo, Joseph, Elisa and Jaiden; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a granddaughter, Marie Shaheen, and a brother, Jimmy.
A Funeral Mass was offered Monday at St. Peter's Church in Monticello.
Burial was made in St. Peter's Cemetery in Monticello.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Recovery Center, 17 Hamilton Ave., Monticello, N.Y. 12701.
Funeral arrangements were made b the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Monticello.
Frank DeAngelis Sr.
Villa Roma Chef, 78
Frank DeAngelis Sr. of Jeffersonville, a chef at the Villa Roma Resort in Callicoon, died December 3, 2004, at the home of his daughter in Monticello. He was 78 years of age.
The son of the late Armando and Ann DeAngelis, he was born November 5, 1926, in Naples, Italy. He was the widower of Elizabeth Mattera DeAngelis.
He is survived by three children, Ann Rodriguez of Monticello, Armand DeAngelis of Miami, Fla., and Frank DeAngelis Jr. of Tampa, Fla.; a sister, Maria Russo in Italy; eight grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews, in Italy.
Services were held Monday at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville with Father Ignatius Vu officiating.
Burial was made in Calvary Cemetery in Youngsvillle.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.
For Sonya S. Weiss
Sonya Scheinman Weiss of Boca Raton, Fla., a retired office clerk, died January 3, 2004, at White Hall Boca, Fla. She was 93 years of age.
The daughter of the late Morris and Anna Rosmosky Scheinman, she was born August 20, 1910, in the village of Mozyr Dyello, Russia.
She grew up in Greenfield Park and spent most of her adult life in Queens.
An unveiling of her monument was held on the anniversary of her death, December 5, at the Congregation B'nai Israel Cemetery in Glen Wild with Rabbi Irving Goodman officiating.
Arrangements were made by the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Woodbourne.
Ret. Restuarateur, 78
Barney Vorisek of Loch Sheldrake, a longtime area resident, the former 12-year owner and chef of Pilsner (Czech) Restaurant in New York City, the former 9-year manager of Rathskeller at Adelphi University and the food service manager for the Monticello School District for seven years, died Sunday, November 28, 2004, at the North Shore Medical Center in Miami, Fla. He was 78 years of age.
The son of the late Barney Sr. and Anna Houzkova Vorisek, he was born October 24, 1926, in New York City. He was the widower of Helen Hejny Vorisek who died in 1997.
A World War II Army veteran, he served with the 107th Army Air Force Base Unit. Mr. Vorisek was a member of Jan Hus Church in Manhattan, a member of T.J. Sokol and was a member of the American-Czech-Slovak Cultural Club, serving as its treasurer. He was also a member of the Liberty Elks Lodge #1545.
In a family statement, it was said, "He enjoyed music and playing the drums as well as traveling and gardening."
He is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Thomas Clark of Adams Center and Joan and Thomas McGurrin of Wall-kill; four grandchildren, Timothy Clark, Dustin Clark, Diane Scaglione and her husband, Vincent, and Christine Rhodes; three great-grandchildren, Branden Michael Lewis Jr., Ashley Scaglione and Kaylee Clark; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a grandson, Branden M. Lewis, and a great-grandson, Jeremy Michael Lewis.
Services were held Monday at the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Liberty with the Rev. Kenneth Rodgers officiating.
Burial was made in the Liberty Cemetery.
Ret. Dairy Farmer, 68
Gladys Slater of Kenoza Lake, a lifelong area resident, a retired dairy farmer and former longtime employee of Brey's Egg Farm in Kenoza Lake, died Monday, December 6, 2004, at the Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, N.J. She was 68 years of age.
She was the widow of George Slater.
Funeral arrangements are being made by the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville and are incomplete at this time.