January 21, 2005
Leonard H. Katz, 75
Ret. Grocer/Bar Keeper
Leonard H. "Lenny" Katz, a lifelong resident of Liberty, a retired operator of the North End Food Market and the North End Bar and Grill, both in Liberty, died Sunday, January 16, 2005, at his home. He was 75 years of age.
The son of the late Morris and Elsie Katz, he was born Feburary 15, 1929, in Liberty.
A graduate of Liberty High School, he grew up on Walnut Mountain where his family owned and operated the Walnut Mountain House for many years. He developed his love for the outdoors as a young man, and his enjoyment of hunting and fishing continued until the time of his death.
Mr. Katz dealt in raw fur and hide for many years until his retirement in 1984. He enjoyed raising and trainng both horses and championship hunting dogs and was respected for his knowledge of these subjects. He was always generous in sharing his wealth of information.
He was also a motorcycle enthusiast, having owned classic Indian, BMW and others over the years. Until recently he could often be seen riding around town on his side-car-equipped motorcycle.
A Korean War veteran of the U.S. Army, he was a member of the Russell Sprague Post of the American Legion, the Benevolet Protective Order of the Elks, and a member of Congregation Ahavath Israel, all in Liberty.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Helene Hyman Katz, at home; three sons and daughters-in-law, Bruce and Marianne Katz, Steven and Pamela Katz and Dr. Michael and Martha Katz; six grandchildren, Michelle, Justin, Joseph, Jonathan, Benjamin and Jillian; a brother and sister-in-law, Seymour and Rae Katz; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, Allen and Dr. Jacob Katz.
Services were held on Tuesday at the Congregation Ahavath Israel Synagogue in Liberty with Rabbi Marvin Goldman officiating.
Burial was made in the Ahavath Israel Cemetery in Liberty.
Memorial contributions may be made to Congregation Ahavath Israel Synagogue, Chestnut St., Liberty, N.Y. 12754.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello.
ABC Taxi Driver, 69
Terrence R. Burke of Liberty, a driver for ABC Taxi in Liberty and a longtime area resident, died on Sunday, January 16, 2005, in Loch Sheldrake. He was 69 years of age.
The son of the late Ronald T. and Josephine Cooney Burke, he was born October 2, 1935, in New York City.
Mr Burke was a member of St. Peter's Church in Liberty.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Theresa Gallagher Burke, at home; five sons, Richard Burke of Liberty, James Burke and Terrence Burke, both of White Sulphur Springs, John Burke and his wife, Sondra, of Monticello, and Edward Burke and his fiancée, Christine, of Loch Sheldrake; five daughters and four sons-in-law, Renee and Michael Fitzpatrick of Florida, Linda Cherepanov of Liberty, Marie and Clifford Turner of Loch Sheldrake, Josephine and Robert Wilcox of Downsville and Stacey and Kurt Crandall of Monticello; and 22 grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Ramsay's Funeral Home, 275 S. Main St., Liberty, on Friday from noon to 2 p.m.
Funeral services will be held at the funeral home at 2 p.m. on Friday with the Rev. Ivan Csete officiating.
Cremation will be held at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
for Candace Brey Smith
A memorial service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 Powell Ave., Healdsburg, Calif., on Saturday, January 22, 2005, at 2 p.m.
Mrs. Smith died Monday, January 17, 2005, in California where she has resided for many years.
The daughter of the late George and Eva Hornung Brey, she was born January 4, 1918, and raised in Kenoza Lake. She was the widow of "Buddy" Schweiger, Ralph Duttweiler and Lawrence Smith.
In a family statement, it was said, "She was a wonderful mother whose character, compassion and generosity were only surpassed by her boundless love."
She is survived by a daughter, Eva Duttweiler Burke, and a son, Richard Schweiger and his wife, Carmaine, all in California; three grandchildren, Collin Burke and Scott and Carrie Schweiger; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, Harold Brey and George Brey Jr., and a sister, Ethel Schaefer.
Cremation was made in California.
Pablo R. Ocasio
Pablo Roberto Ocasio of Liberty, a lifelong area resident and a self-employed hairdresser in Albany, died Wednesday, January 19, 2005, at the Sullivan County Adult Care Center in Liberty. He was 33 years of age.
The son of Efrain and Elizabeth Gonzalez Ocasio, he was born September 3, 1971, in Liberty.
He is survived by his mother of Liberty; his father of Puerto Rico; his maternal grandparents, Romona and Dionsio Gonzalez of Liberty; three brothers, Israsel Ocasio and Angelo Ocasio, both of Liberty, and Ramon Ocasio of Wharton, N.J.; two half-brothers, Johnny and Jeremiah Ocasio, both of Puerto Rico; a half-sister, Wanda Liz Ocasio of Puerto Rico; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Friends may call at the Ramsay's Funeral Home, 275 S. Main St., Liberty on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m.
Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Saturday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Rigoberto Villafuerte officiating.
Burial will be made in the Liberty Cemetery.
Ret. Logger/Dealer, 84
Elwin M. Hardenburgh of Livingston Manor, a retired self-employed logger and equipment dealer and a lifelong area resident, died Tuesday, January 18, 2005, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 84 years of age.
The son of the late Burr C. and Ella Lindslay Hardenburgh, he was born June 2, 1920, in Craig-E-Claire.
A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he served with the 77th Recon Troop in the Asia-Pacific Theatre of War and was awarded the Bronze Star.
He is survived by a daughter, Linda Hardenburgh and her companion, Curtis Boone, of Parksville; a son, Theodore Hardenburgh and his wife, Claudia, of Miami, Fla.; a step-son, Roger Lynker and his wife, Debra, of Roscoe; a brother, Kennie Hardenburgh and his wife, Sylvia, of Livingston Manor; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at the Harris Funeral Home in Roscoe with the Rev. Gerald Wondra officiating.
Burial with military honors will be made in the Riverview Cemetery in Roscoe.
Jasman Boyles, infant daughter of Dennis and Heather Lynch Boyles of Liberty, died Saturday, January 1, 2005, at the Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, where she was born November 19, 2004.. She was six weeks old.
She is survived by her parents, at home; her maternal great-grandparents, Patricia and Ronald Houman of Monticello; her paternal great-grandmother, Barbara Saberg of Highland Falls; her maternal grandmother, Tammy Lynch of Liberty; her paternal grandparents, Cheryl and Milford Boyles of Swan Lake; and a sister Shyann Boyles of Liberty.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Ramsay's Funeral Home, 275 S. Main St., Liberty, with the Rev. Roy Shaffer officiating.
Cremation was made at the Cedar Hill Crematory.
Memorial contributions may be made to Dennis and Heather Boyles, 52 Mountain View Meadows, Liberty, N.Y. 12754.
Davis A. Ort, 56
SC DPW Mechanic
Davis A. "Dave" Ort of Yulan, a mechanic for the Sullivan County Department of Public Works and a lifelong area resident, died Tuesday, Januuary 18, 2005, at his home. He was 56 years of age.
The son of the late John and Ella R. Hulse Ort, he was born July 17, 1948, in Callicoon.
Mr. Ort was a Vietnam War veteran of the United States Marine Corps and a member of the Tusten-Highland Post No. 6427, Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He also worked for over 20 years at The Concord Hotel Service Station. He was a past member of the Beaver Brook Rod and Gun Club and was a founding member of the Eldred Rod and Gun Club. He was also a member of the NRA.
In a family statement, it was said, "He was a good father, husband and friend who will be terribly missed by all."
Mr. Ort is survived by his wife of 28 years, Susan LaBarr Ort, at home; two sons, Darrin Ort of Yulan and Brian Ort, at home; three daughters, Christina Powers, and her husband, Frank, of South Fallsburg, and Kimberly Ort and Lindsey Ort, both at home; two brothers, John Ort of Bethel and James "Jim" Ort of Ocklawaha, Fla.; and several cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Patricia Ort.
There will be no visitation.
Cremation was held at the H.G. Smith Crematory in Stroudsburg, Pa.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 63, Eldred, N.Y. 12732.
Arrangements were made by the Gray-Rasmussen Funeral Home in Barryville.
Ruth E. LeRoy
Ruth E. LeRoy, a former resident of Youngsville and a homemaker, died Tuesday, January 18, 2005 at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 69 years of age.
The daughter of the late John and Mae O'Connor Greenwood, she was born May 21 1935, in Iron Mountain, Mich.
In a family statement, it was said, "Ruth was the most loving and supportive mother. She always made it known that her daughters were her whole world. No doubt, Ruth always had a smile on her face and a wonderful sense of humor."
She is survvied by five daughters and four sons-in-law, Terra and Stan Morosky of Watertown, Wisc., Vicki and Doug Goddard of Narrowsburg, Kim LeRoy and her fiance, Michael Kolbe, of North Branch, Renee and Joseph Franke of Liberty and Marie and James Ratner of Woodbourne; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Terry and Nancy Greenwood of Wichita, Kans., and Dale and Jean Greenwood of Carter, Wisc.; seven grandchildren, Tamara Snyder, David Hirsch, Jessica and Scott Franke, Amanda Goddard and Jared and Angela Ratner.
Friends may call at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m.
Services will be held Friday evening at 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
Cremation will be held at the Twin Tiers Crematory in Endicott.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.