December 24, 2004
Ursula Good, 82
Co-Owner Trucking Co.
Ursula H. Good of Monticello, the co-owner and secretary/treasurer of the Good Trucking Co., which she co-owned with her son, Henry Good, died Tuesday, December 20, 2004, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris, after a long battle with heart disease. She was 82 years of age.
The daughter of the late Karl and Martha Huldt Haacke, she was born January 17, 1921, in Potsdam, Germany.
Mrs. Good was a retired X-ray technician. After finishing nursing school, she served in the German Red Cross Lazarett Field Nurse Service. After World War II, she worked for the U.S. Military Command as a translator ending as a documents translator for the U.S. Embassy in Bonn Bad Godesburg.
She came to America with her son in 1955 and first lived in New York City where she worked for the Singer Sewing Machine Co.
In 1956 she moved to Sullivan County where she lived in DeBruce and managed the DeBruce Club Inn. She moved to Livingston Manor in 1958 and became the head housekeeper at the Trojan Lake Lodge and assistant head housekeeper at Grossinger's before returning to the medical profession. Going to work for Dr. Karl K. Heins, M.D., she quickly learned to become an X-ray technician. When New York State required licensing, she passed on her first try. She continued to work for Dr. Heins in his Monticello office with Dr. Breakey and then with Dr. Heins at the Hamilton Avenue Hospital. In 1965 she moved to Monticello and had lived there since.
She had also worked for Dr. Wolf Laitner in Woodridge and for the Monticello Hospital until it was replaced with Community General Hospital, now the Catskill Regional Medical Center, where she was also a union delegate for Hospital Workers Union 1199. Mrs. Good returned to Hamilton Avenue Hospital as head of the X-ray department. She retired from her medical career at Sullivan Internal Medicine.
Over the years she played an active role in her son's trucking business and accompanied him on several cross-country trips in his truck, "Hank's Highway Hilton."
Mrs. Good was a 30-year plus member of the Monticello Volunteer Ambulance Corps, serving until the time of her death. She was president of the Ambulance Corps' Auxiliary and a board member and a longtime member of the Monticello Fire Department Auxiliary. Later, she became even more active in volunteer associations, more notably the Monticello Soup Kitchen and Sullivan RSVP, where she received several awards for her service of more than 1,000 volunteer hours per year.
She was also a member and past president of the Monticello Senior Citizens; the first woman member, president and a board member of the Monticello Kiwanis Club to which she belonged for many years. She was a 14-year member and at one-time assistant station manager of Radio Station WJFF in Jeffersonville where she hosted a show, "Café Ursula," playing classical and European music. On December 2, 2004, Mrs. Good was featured on nationwide TV on the Travel Channel, doing her show.
With tireless effort, Mrs. Good was also an active board member of the Sullivan County Chapter of the American Red Cross and was a longtime CPR instructor. She was also the liaison for Senior Citizens for then Congressman Benjamin Gil-man. Mrs. Good was a charter member of the Deutsch-Amerikan Club (DAC) of Bremen, Germany, since 1997.
She won several awards including Town of Thompson Senior Citizen of the Year, New York State Certificate of Merit and Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition. In 1993, President George H. W. Bush presented Mrs. Good with one of his "Thousand Points of Light" Presidential Awards. She has also won numerous awards from Kiwanis, the Salvation Army, American Heart Association and the Monticello Volunteer Ambulance Corps. In the last year and a half, she has been doing stand-up comedy at the Cream & Sugar Coffee Bar on open mike nights.
Mrs. Good is survived by her son, Henry R. Good of Monticello; a nephew, Ederhard Schueler; three nieces, Annelisa Hartmann, Ingrid Harder and Ilse Broecker, all of Germany; and a close cousin, Karl Heinz Huldt, of Potsdam, Germany. She was predeceased by a sister, Gertrude Haacke Schueler, and a niece, Giesela Bauer.
Funeral services were held Thursday at the Monticello United Methodist Church in Monticello with the Rev. Gene Smith officiating.
Burial was made in the Rock Ridge Cemetery in Monticello.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Monticello Kiwanis Club, P.O. Box 413, Monticello, N.Y. 12701 for the Ursula Good Scholarship for Medical Studies.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Monticello.
RC Counselor, 65
Frank Leon "Patch" Maxwell of Monticello, a counselor for The Recovery Center in Monticello, died Sunday, December 19, 2004, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 65 years of age.
The son of the late Helen Maxwell, he was born September 23, 1939, in the Bronx.
Mr. Maxwell is survived by his former wife, Claudine Maxwell, at home; six children, Quaam Maxwell and Rickie Morgan, both of Monticello, Rodney Maxwell and his wife, Sigrid, of Germany, and Marla Maxwell, Janel Maxwell and Rosalind Koen, all of Monticello; a step-daughter, Joan Renee James of Monticello; 10 grandchildren; a great-grandson; three sisters, Jackie Maxwell and Debra Maxwell, both of the Bronx, and Cheryl Maxwell of California; a brother, Arthur Maxwell of the Bronx; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. on Monday at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 401 Broadway, Monticello.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Mervin Armstead officiating.
Memorial contributions to the family would be appreciated.
Cab Driver, 44
Anthony James DePalma of Monticello, a cab driver for Yellow Cab Co. in Monticello, died Friday, December 17, 2004, at his home. He was 44 years of age.
He was born in Atlas, Okla., on July 18, 1960.
He is survived by his wife, Susan Longstreet DePalma of Hatfield, Pa.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 401 Broadway, Monticello with the Rev. Robert Ginel officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Ret. Waitress, 74
Evelyn Bogan of Liberty, a retired waitress for Grossinger's Hotel in Liberty, died Friday, December 10, 2004, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 74 years of age.
She was born June 22, 1930, in Bulgaria.
Ms. Bogan is survived by several friends.
Graveside services and burial were held on Thursday at the Ahavath Israel Cemetery in Liberty with Rabbi Marvin Goldman officiating.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Liberty.
Anna Mae Lockwood of Equinunk, Pa., died Sunday, December 19, 2004, at the CMC Hospice VNA after an illness. She was 71 years of age.
The daughter of the late Emery and Pauline Couse Wise, she was born in Hancock.
She is survived by her husband, Gary A. Lockwood of Equinunk, Pa.; two sons, Gary J. Lockwood of New Jersey and David A. Lockwood of the state of Florida; three daughters, Sarah Branham of Wind Gap., Pa., and Cathy Larocque and Laurie Lockwood, both of Equinunk, Pa.; several grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday at the Arthur A. Bryant Funeral Home, 1228 Main St., Honesdale, Pa.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Damascus Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Damascus, Pa. 18415.
Ret. Pharmacy Clerk, 93
Vincent F. Tarantino of Liberty, a longtime area resident and a retired pharmacy clerk for Bellevue Hospital in New York City, died Wednesday, December 22, 2004, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 93 years of age.
The son of the late Angelo and Martha Oggeri Tarantino, he was born July 3, 1911, in Brooklyn.
A World War II Army veteran, he was a member of St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church in Liberty.
He is survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Martha and John Moorhead of Emerson, N.J.; three nephews, Thomas Moorhead of Emerson, N.J., Michael Moorhead and his wife, Hope, of Fair Oaks, and Michael Stout; two nieces, Pat Moorhead and Jeanne Moorhead, both of Bloomfield, N.J.; and a grand-niece, Meghan Moorhead. He was predeceased by a sister, Rita Tarantino who died in 1999.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. on Friday at St. Peter's Church in Liberty with Father Ivan Csete officiating.
Burial will be made in St. Peter's Cemetery in Liberty.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Liberty.
Thomas Decker Sr.
Thomas M. Decker Sr. of Monticello died suddenly on Tuesday, December 21, 2004, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 57 years of age.
The son of the late Martin and RoseAnn Rogish Decker, he was born July 13, 1947, in Kingston.
In a family statement, it was said, "Dad loved the outdoors. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. In his younger years, he enjoyed trapping. He also enjoyed being with his children and grandchildren. He will be sadly missed, but most of all never forgotten."
He is survived by a son, Thomas Decker Jr. of Grahamsville; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Jenny and Tim Yager of Grahamsville, Rosie VanEtten and her companion, Vinny Rampe, of Wurtsboro, and Denise and Ted DeGraw of Woodbourne; a sister and brother-in-law, Rosemary and Ted Sutton of Highland; nine grandsons; six granddaughters; a great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a daughter, Malina-Lynn Decker, and a son, Theodore Ryan Decker Sr.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday at the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home, 396 Main St., Woodbourne, with the Rev. Robert Pinto officiating.
Interment will be made in the Grahamsville Rural Cemetery.
Esther R. Johnston
Frm. Teacher, 87
Esther R. Johnston of Roscoe, a former kindergarten teacher and a lifelong area resident, died Tuesday, December 21, 2004, at her home. She was 87 years of age.
The daughter of the late Howard and Jennie Darbee Robinson, she was born September 12, 1917, in Roscoe.
Mrs. Johnston graduated from Skidmore College with a BA degree and attended Oneonta State Teachers College. She taught kindergarten and elementary music at the Roscoe Central School District for five and a half years.
She was a member of the United Church of Roscoe and the Women's Auxiliary of the church; a past president and longtime member of the Roscoe-Rockland Garden Club; a member of the Beaverkill Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution; a member of the Sullivan County and New York State Teachers Associations; and a member of the Calumet Club of Roscoe.
She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Alfred G. Johnston, at home; a son and daughter-in-law, Peter B. and Helen Johnston of Roscoe; two daughters, Jane Balkam and her husband, Clifford, of Bethesda, Md., and Mary Austin of Roscoe; seven grandsons, Peter Brian Johnston, Daniel Johnston, Matthew Balkam, Andrew Balkam, James Balkam, John Balkam and Michael Austin; three granddaughters, Lindsay Austin, Danielle Austin and Mary Kate Johnston; and a great-granddaughter, Riley Johnston. She was predeceased by a son-in-law, Robert Austin, and a grandson, Timothy Johnston.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at the United Church of Roscoe with the Rev. Daniel L. Hulseapple and Monsignor William Collins officiating.
Burial will be made in the family plot in the Riverview Cemetery in Roscoe.
Memorial contributions may be made to the United Church of Roscoe, Roscoe, N.Y. 12776 or to Gate of Heaven Church of Roscoe, c/o St. Aloysius Church, P.O. Box 206, Livingston Manor, N.Y. 12758.
Marcus Joseph, a lifelong resident of Sullivan County, died suddenly on Wednesday, December 22, 2004. He was 53 years of age.
Mr. Joseph was a member of the Fallsburg Masonic Lodge #1122, F. & A.M.; Woods Pond and Rod and Gun Club and a dedicated volunteer and fundraiser for the Sullivan/Ulster Chapter of the American Cancer Society.
In a family statement, it was said, "Marcus will be greatly missed. He will be remembered by his family and friends for his selflessness, warmth, generosity and love. He was a gentle giant."
He is survived by his wife, Lynn Joseph, at home; his mother- and father-in-law, Bunny and Bill Wagner of Forestburgh; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Karla and Robert Scheinman of Woodbourne and Cynthia and Dr. Michael Kerner of Livingston, N.J.; four nieces, Sara and Lisa Scheinman of Woodbourne and Jessica and Carolyn Kerner of Livingston, N.J.; a nephew, David Kerner of Livingston, N.J.; a best friend who he considered as another sister, Ginny Poveromo of Brooklyn; a large extended family as well as numerous friends, whom he considered to be part of his family.
Services were held Thursday at the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Woodbourne.
Interment was made at the Workman's Circle Cemetery in Glen Wild with Rabbi Isaac Gottlieb officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sullivan/Ulster Division of the American Cancer Society, 95 Schwenk Dr., Kingston, N.Y. 12401.
Thomas Burrow Jr.
Thomas Richard Burrow Jr. of Glen Spey, a full-time architect for Action Toward Independence in Middletown and a lifelong area resident, died Sunday, December 19, 2004, at the Orange County Residential Health Care Facility in Goshen. He was 62 years of age.
The son of Thomas R. Burrow Sr. and the late Virginia Cromwell Burrow, he was born July 13, 1942, in Cornwall.
A graduate of Kent State University with a degree in Architecture, he did additional studies in architecture at Fontainebleau, France. He then participated as a volunteer in the Peace Corps and served for several years with the Aymara Indians on the altiplano of Bolivia in a community development program. After that, he started working for various architectural firms in New York City as an architectural designer and eventually became an assistant vice president of Facilities Planning and Design for Shearson American Express and other large brokerage firms, designing offices all over the United States and in many major foreign cities. Most recently, Mr. Burrow resided in Glen Spey with his father and had a home office/studio that allowed him to work as an architectural barrier consultant, helping to design home modifications for people with disabilities. He was also actively involved with his hobby of digital photography and in baking cookies for the Friends of Bill.
He is survived by his father of Glen Spey; three brothers, Robert J. Burrow of Barryville, David Cromwell Burrow of Astoria, Queens, and John C. Burrow of Glen Spey; a niece, Deirdra Makula; a grand-niece; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Services and interment were private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Foundation for AIDS Research, 120 Wall St., 13th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10005-3902.