December 17, 2004
Agnes Haskin of Bloomingburg, a former10+ years resident of Hemet, Calif., a homemaker and a resident of the Campbell Hall Rehabilitation Center, died Tuesday, December 14, 2004. She was 97 years of age.
The daughter of the late Jacob and Babette Dorth Engelhart, she was born February 25, 1907, in Yonkers. She was the widow of James F. Haskin Sr.
In a family statement it was said, "Agnes was a kind and loving mother and grandmother and was the head of a fifth generation family."
She is survived by three sons and two daughters-in-law, Robert J. and Lorraine Haskin of Wallkill, William R. and Joan Haskin of Hemet, Calif., and James F. Haskin Jr. and his companion, Joan Henry, of Middletown; three daughters and one son-in-law, Agnes "Betty" E. Haskin of Middletown, Julia and George Johnson of Bloomingburg, and Patricia M. Orzeck of Middletown; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews, including Dorothy Freeman of North Miami, Fla., and Barbara Connor and her husband, Walter of Putnam Station; and a daughter-in-law, Bunny Greer Haskin of Walker Valley. She was predeceased by three sisters, Anna Gross, Margaret Kenny and Ethyl Engelhart, and two brothers, George and Wilhelm.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 111 Sullivan St., Wurtsboro, with the Rev. Betty Beach officiating.
Burial will be made in the Bloomingburg Rural cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Tucker Center for Cancer Care, 60 Prospect Ave., Middletown, N.Y. 10940.
Helen E. Luckey
Democrat Corresp., 83
Helen E. Luckey of Kenoza Lake, a lifelong area resident, a homemaker and a former longtime correspondent for the Sullivan County Democrat, died Wednesday, December 15, 2004, at the Roscoe Community Nursing Home. She was 83 years of age.
The daughter of the late Rudolph and Irene Aureila Smith Schwartz, she was born May 5, 1921, in Bethel. She was the widow of William F. Luckey.
Mrs. Luckey was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church and its Ladies Aid in Kenoza Lake, the Bluebirds Home Extension Group of Fremont Center, a 26-year 4-H leader of the Hummingbirds in Kenoza Lake, a charter member and past president of the Ladies Auxiliary to the H. Russell Kenyon Post 5808 in Callicoon, a past president of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Sullivan County Council Auxiliary, VFW; and a 30-year member of the Cornell Cooperative Extension in Liberty.
She is survived by three daughters and two sons-in-law, Linda and Ray Ferber of Callicoon, Dawn and Doug Carlin of Central Islip, L.I., and Cheryl Armbrust of Hankins; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Kim Luckey of Richland Center, Wisc., and Craig and Robin Luckey of Kenoza Lake; 14 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Helen Schwartz of Virginia; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Pete Schwartz.
Friends may call at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday at the United Methodist Church in Kenoza Lake with Pastor Wm. Haggarty officiating.
Burial will be made in the Kenoza Lake Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Kenoza Lake United Methodist Church, Kenoza Lake, N.Y. 12750.
Otto G. Tegeler
Ret. Undertaker, 85
Otto G. Tegeler of Damascus, Pa., a retired undertaker, died Tuesday, December 14, 2004, at the Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale, Pa., after an illness.
The son of the late Clarence "Claire" and Mary Vail Tegeler, he was born in Scranton, Pa. He was the widower of Elizabeth Porr Tegeler who died in 1997.
A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he served as a medic in the 320th Medical Batallion of the 95th Infantry Division. He participated in the Battle of the Bulge, earning a Bronze Star. He owned and operated Tegeler's Funeral Home in Damascus, Pa., from 1955 to his retirement in 1977.
Mr. Tegeler was a member of Delaware Lodge No. 561, Free and Accepted Masons in Callicoon, the Keystone Consistory and the Irem Temple in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
He is survived by two daughters, and sons-in-law, Janet and Brad Topolewski of South Berwick, Me., and Linda and Rob Guinan of Callicoon; three sisters, Alice Jenkins of Honesdale, Pa., Evelyn Glatz of South Portland, Me., and Irene Tegeler of Honesdale; and six grandchildren. He was predeceased by a brother, Fred Tegeler.
Friends may call at the Arthur A. Bryant Funeral Home, 1228 Main St., Honesdale, Pa., on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon.
Services will be held at noon on Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Father Ignatius Smith, OFM, of the Holy Cross Church in Callicoon, officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Brighton at Julia Ribaudo Home, Lake Ariel, Pa. 18436.