January 11, 2005
Terry A. Wilson
Terry A. Wilson of Livingston Manor, a logger and lifelong area resident, died Friday, January 7, 2005, at his home. He was 32 years of age.
The son of Kathleen Chapman Wilson and the late George Wilson Jr., he was born June 24, 1972, in Liberty.
He is survived by his mother and her companion, Barry Klein, of White Sulphur Springs; a son, Tyler Wilson and his mother, Jody Minton; his paternal grandmother, Helen Wilson of Lava; a sister, Tammy "Mimi" Wilson and her companion, Damon Knack, and two nephews, Jeremy and Joshua Knack, all of White Sulphur Springs; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. He also leaves behind his faithful canine companion Sportster.
Funeral services will be held at the White Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church at noon on Tuesday with Pastor Bridgette LeConey officiating.
Cremation will be made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Liberty.
Ret. Dairy Farmer, 85
Kurt Englehard, a lifelong resident of Manchester Township, Pa., and a retired dairy farmer, died Wednesday, January 5, 2005, at the Ellen Memorial Health Care Center in Honesdale, Pa. He was 85 years of age.
The son of the late Hans and Hermine Worster Englehard, he was born August 7, 1919, in Manchester Township, Pa.
He was a 1937 graduate of the Callicoon High School.
Mr. Englehard is survived by his wife, Irmgard "Inga" Depta Englehard, at home; a son, Mark Englehard and his wife, Marilyn; and a grandson, Noah Englehard.
Private cremation was made
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Callicoon.
Drew A. Fischer
Drew A. Fischer of Liberty, a lifelong area resident and a salesman for Home Depot of Middletown, died Thursday, January 6, 2005, at his home. He was 51 years of age.
The son of the late Andrew F. and Kathryn Krum Fischer, he was born February 26, 1953, in Liberty.
Mr. Fischer was an avid NASCAR fan and cheered for Tony Stewart. He also enjoyed bowling.
He is survived by his wife, Allyson M. Brooks Fischer, at home; three sons, Robert Fischer of Callicoon, Derek A. Haberzettl, on active duty in the U.S. Navy, and Ryan C. Haberzettl, on active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps; two daughters, Christine Fischer-Jones and her husband, Jason, of Liberty, and Rachel A. McGrath and her husband, Paul, of Virginia; a sister, Dawn Fulton and her husband, Emmitt, of Bethel; and four grandchildren, Jason, Kelly and Daina Jones and Cameron McGrath.
Funeral services were held Monday evening at the Harris Funeral Home in Liberty with the Rev. Duncan Truman officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Orange-Sullivan Hospice, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.
Owned Banta's Mill, 89
Madeleine F. Banta, a one-and-a-half year resident of Stuart, Fla., formerly of Holiday, Fla., a former resident of Claryville and the retired co-proprietor with her husband of Banta's Mill in Grahamsville, died Sunday, January 9, 2005, at Hospice of Martin & St. Lucie Counties, Inc. in Florida. She was 89 years of age.
Born November 30, 1915, in Claryville, she was the widow of Roger Banta.
Mrs. Banta has also been a buyer for ladies' wear in Liberty and was a member of the United Methodist Church in Grahamsville.
She is survived by a daughter, Patsy Grey of Stuart, Fla.; two grandchildren, Gregory Grey of Normal, Ill., and Beth Ann Mickelson of Neversink; and four great-grandsons.
A memorial service will be held at a later date in New York.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Martin & St. Lucie Counties, Inc., 1201 S.E. Indian St., Stuart, Fla. 34997.
Neil D. Bell Sr.
Ret. Machinist, 77
Neil David Bell Sr. of Port Orange, Fla., a retired machinist and a former 30-year resident of White Lake, died Thursday, January 6, 2005, at the Halifax Hospital in Port Orange, Fla. He was 77 years of age.
He was born May 8, 1927, in Fort Lee, Canada. He was the widower of Rosemary "Rosie" Bell.
Mr. Bell was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II and served in China. He was also a member of the White Lake Fire Company and the Bethel Seniors Model Flying Club. After retiring from the VAW of America, he moved to Port Orange in 1996, where he was an active member of the Moose, Eagle and Elks clubs.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret Bell, at home; two sons and their wives, James and Janet Bell of Wappingers Falls and Neil D. Jr. and Olga Bell of White Lake; three grandchildren, Jennifer Rose, Raquel Olga and Jill Marie; and two great-grandchildren, Taylor and Renee. He was predeceased by a daughter, Anne "Kathy" Bell.
Alavon Direct Cremation Service of South Daytona was in charge of his cremation.
A memorial service will be held in White Lake for family and friends at a date and time to be announced.
Margaret A. King of Monticello, a housekeeper and a longtime area resident, died Thursday, January 6, 2005, at her home. She was 65 years of age.
The daughter of the late Albert and Susie Lamberton Swingle, she was born November 20, 1939, in South Canaan, Pa. She was the widow of Thomas R. King.
Mrs. King was a veteran of the U.S. Army where she served as an LPN.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Connie and Donald DeFazio Jr. of Monticello; two step-sons, Tom King and Bill King, both of Monticello; three brothers, Friend Swingle, Nathaniel Swingle and Layton Swingle; four sisters, Marge Bianchi, Glenna Rollison, Beverly Swingle and Alberta Horst; three grandchildren, Nicole, Brittany and Alex; and several nieces, nephews and friends. She was predeceased by a son, Robert, two brothers, Grant and Tracy, and a sister, Lois.
Services were held Monday at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home 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 Dialysis Center, Forestburgh Rd., Monticello, N.Y. 12701.
Elizabeth Winner of Livingston Manor, a homemaker and a longtime area resident, died Friday, January 7, 2005, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 89 years of age.
The daughter of the late William and Rebecca Meldrum Taylor, she was born November 2, 1915, in Elyria, Ohio. She was the widow of both Harry S. Smith and Ward Winner.
Mrs. Winner is survived by two sons, Dale S. Smith of Livingston Manor and Dean A. Smith of Bradenton, Fla.; a brother, David Taylor of Pennsylvania; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Ann Taylor.
Friends may call at the Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home, 29 Pearl St., Livingston Manor, on Tuesday from noon to 2 p.m.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday with the Rev. Gene Smith officiating.
Interment will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Dr. David Van Vleet
Durham Dentist, 73
Dr. David E . Van Vleet, a 35-year dentist of Durham, N.C., died Saturday, January 8, 2005, after a lengthy and courageous battle with a malignant brain tumor.
The son of the late H. Lee and Edna Cassidy Van Vleet, he was born December 16, 1931, in Sharon, Conn. He spent his early life in Woodbourne.
After receiving a degree from St. Lawrence University in Canton, he served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He then attended Duke University and the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry in Chapel Hill, where he received a Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 1961. He was again called upon to serve in the United States Air Force as an officer during the Vietnam War.
In a family statement, it was said, "Dr. Van Vleet was dedicated to both his profession and patients. Unable to practice dentistry due to his illness, he often stated that what he missed most was his patients. He appreciated and held a deep affection for his loyal patients."
In the course of his career, Dr Van Vleet received numerous professional awards and recognitions, was involved in an number of community organizations, and served as an officer in local professional organizations. He is listed in "Who's Who in America." At the time of his death, he was a life member of the American Dental Association, Delta Sigma Delta Fraternity. Fe'de'ration Dentaire Internationale, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Health, the Duke Alumni Association, the UNC Alumni Association and Duke Memorial United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Norma Husted Van Vleet, at home; two sons and daughters-in-law, D. Eric and Susan Van Vleet of Durham, N.C., and Lee M. and Candance Van Vleet of Hillsborough, N.C.; two grandchildren, Felicity Lynn Van Vleet and David E . Van Vleet III, both of Durham, N.C.; a sister, Priscilla Scanlan of South Otselic; a brother, Henry Lee Van Vleet of Tucson, Ariz.; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a daughter, Capt. Nancy Lynn Van Vleet, a brother, Charles, and two sisters, Vivian Hadden and Mary Jane.
Services will be held on Tuesday at the Howerton & Bryan Funeral Chapel in Durham, N.C., with the Rev. Frank Venable and Rev. Jim Bell officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Duke Memorial United Methodist Church, 504 W. Chapel Hill St., Durham, N.C. 27701; to Christ the King Moravian Church, 4405 Hope Valley Rd., Durham N.C. 27707; or to Duke Community Hospital Services, 4321 Medical Park Dr., Suite 101, Durham N.C. 27704.
Seymour Feldberg, 86
Owned Monticello Cabinet
Seymour Feldberg of Monticello, the retired owner and operator of Monticello Cabinet, died Thursday, January 6, 2005, at the Sullivan County Adult Care Center in Liberty. He was 86 years of age.
The son of the late Morris and Lena Reing Feldberg, he was born June 11, 1918, in New York City.
Mr. Feldberg was a member of the Board of Directors for over 40 years and a lifelong member of Temple Sholom. He built the wood doors that cover the ARC and the stained glass Star of David that hangs in the Temple. He also served for many years as the unofficial caretaker of the Temple that he loved so much.
He was involved in scouting, starting in 1940 as Scoutmaster of Troop 83 in Monticello, a position he served for 26 years. Mr. Feldberg received his Eagle Scout in 1953 as an adult, was a member of the Order of the Arrow and received the Silver Beaver Award in 1965. He was involved in the planning and directing of the Klondike Derby and received the American Legion Scouter of the Year award in 1973. His most important award was received in 2004 when he received the Seymour Feldberg Lifetime Achievement Award.
Mr. Feldberg is survived by his wife, Sarah Feldberg, at home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Martin and Alexandra Feldberg of Fishkill and Robert and Henrietta Feldberg of Oyster Bay; a daughter and son-in-law, Frances and John Menzie of Pearl River; a sister, Diana Levine of Monticello; a sister-in-law, Shirley Feldberg of Monticello; five grandchildren, Debby, Robyn, Jeffrey, Lisa and Melissa; and a great-granddaughter, Sierra. He was predeceased by two brothers, Edward and Theodore.
Services were held Sunday at Temple Sholom in Monticello with Cantor Michael Sturm officiating.
Burial was made in Temple Sholom Cemetery in Monticello.
Memorial contributions may be made to Temple Sholom, Dillon Rd., Monticello, N.Y. 12701; to Hudson Valley Council Boy Scouts of America, P.O. Box 374, Salisbury Mills, N.Y. 12577 or to the charity of one's choice.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello.
Frank J. Haddock
Ret. Carpenter, 81
Frank James Haddock of Swan Lake, a retired carpenter with Union Local #19, died Sunday, January 9, 2005, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 81 years of age.
The son of the late Frank and Mary Judge Haddock, he was born February 24, 1923, in Newburgh.
Mr. Haddock is survived by his wife, Joan Pearce Haddock, at home; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Gary and Robin Haddock of Oneonta, Kevin Haddock of Swan Lake, and Wayne and Nadine Haddock of Groton; four grandchildren, Christopher and Emily Haddock of Oneonta, and Matthew and Elizabeth Haddock of Groton; a sister, Anne Haddock of Jeffersonville; and two nieces.
There will be no visitation.
Cremation will be made at the Twin Tiers Crematory in Endicott.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville.
Mabel Parsons of North Branch died Monday, January 10, 2005, at the Roscoe Nursing Home. She was 90 years of age.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville and are incomplete at press time.