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February 4, 2005

Daniel K. Lock
Millwright, 56

Daniel K. Lock of Quarryville, Pa., a former resident of Eldred and a millwright for Greiner Industries for 14 years, died unexpectedly on Friday, January 21, 2005, at his home. He was 56 years of age.
The son of Dorothy Clarke Lock and the late Milton Lock, he was born in New York.
Mr. Lock was a Vietnam War veteran, serving with the United States Marine Corps.
He is survived by his mother; five children, Michael Lock of Albany, Daniel Lock of Millrift, Pa., Shawn Lock of New Providence, Pa., Jessica Groff of Quarryville, Pa., and Kelly Lock of New Providence, Pa.; five grandchildren; and a brother, Gregory Lock of Ft. Mills, SC.
Services were held January 24, followed by burial in the Quarryville Cemetery.

Joan C. Balzano
Homemaker, 68

Joan C. Balzano of Monticello, a homemaker and a resident of the area since 1990, died Tuesday, February 1, 2005, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 68 years of age.
The daughter of the late Edward J. and Marie Tormey McVeety, she was born May 23, 1938 in Brooklyn.
Mrs, Balzano was a member of St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church of Monticello.
She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, James and Darlene Balzano of Long Island and Joseph and Theresa Balzano of Harris; a sister and brother-in-law, Laurie and John Hawkins of Idaho; and five grandchildren Joseph, Jordan, Stephanie, Aleah and Kassey. A grandson, Justin Balzano, predeceased her.
A Memorial Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. on Saturday at St. Peter's Church, Monticello, with the Rev. Robert Ginel officiating.
Cremation was made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Monticello.

Irving L. Dunn
Ret. ShortLine Driver

Irving "Butch" L. Dunn of Lake Ariel, Pa., a former resident of Woodridge and a retired bus driver for the ShortLine Bus Company, died Sunday, January 30, 2005, at the Mt. Rest Nursing Home in Scranton, Pa.
The son of Emma Yaple Dunn and the late Irving Dunn, he was born in Monticello.
Mr. Dunn was a graduate of the Fallsburg Central School. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.
In a family statement, it was said, "He loved baseball, stock car racing and all sports. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends."
He is survived by his mother of Lake Ariel, Pa.; three brothers, Ross Dunn of Livingston Manor, Richard Dunn of Summerfield, Fla., and William Dunn of Belleview, Fla.; two sisters, Betty Kellogg of Lake Ariel, Pa., and Lillian Porter of Mountaindale; several nieces and nephews; and several grand-nieces and grand-nephews.
Friends may call from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday at the James Wilson Funeral Home, Route 296 Gravity Rd., Lake Ariel.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wayne Memorial Hospital Health Foundation, 601 Park St., Honesdale, Pa. 18431.

James R. Farrell, 78
Ret. From Ins./Realty

James R. Farrell of Livingston Manor, recently retired from Farrell Insurance and Sullivan County Realty, died Monday, January 31, 2005, at his home. He was 78 years of age.
The son of the late Charles J. and Marie O'Hern Farrell, he was born August 22, 1926, in Syracuse.
A graduate of Manlius Academy, where he was a star athlete, he served during World War II with the U.S. Army as part of the Japan occupation force. He then attended Cornell University where he was captain of the baseball team and a two-way starter for the nationally-ranked, undefeated 1948 football team. He graduated from Cornell in 1950.
Mr. Farrell was active in many civic organizations, including serving as a founder of the Livingston Manor Little League. In 2004, he was honored by the Livingston Manor Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club for his many years of contributions to the growth and business development of the hamlet.
In a family statement, it was said, "James was a great husband, father and friend who was known for his sense of humor and his zest for life. He invested his energy in his family and took pride in their accomplishments while never taking credit for the sacrifices he made to help those he loved."
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Vera Johnston Farrell, at home; five children, Ann Farrell Diemer and her husband, Dennis, of Lafayette, Calif., Mary H.J. Farrell of Sleepy Hollow, James J. Farrell and his wife, Catherine, of Orinda, Calif., Thomas C. Farrell and his wife, Kristy, of Newport Beach, Calif., and Jack Farrell and his wife, Kari, of Calabasas, Calif.; and 11 grandchildren.
There will be no visitation.
A Funeral Mass will be offered at 11 a.m. on Friday at St. Aloysius Church, Church St., Livingston Manor, with Father William Collins officiating, followed by a reception.
Burial will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Livingston Manor Free Library, 92 Main St., Livingston Manor, N.Y. 12758.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home in Livingston Manor.

Shirley Deighton
Homemaker, 76

Shirley Deighton of Conkin Hill, Damascus, Pa., a homemaker and a lifelong area resident, died Tuesday, February 1, 2005, at the Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale, Pa. She was 76 years of age.
The daughter of the late John and Bessie Stanton Wood, she was born September 27, 1928, in Braman, Pa.
She was a member of the Conklin Hill Church.
Mrs. Deighton is survived by her husband of 59 years, Raymond Deighton, at home; a son, Robert Deighton of Conklin Hill; three daughters, Lillian Lahm and her husband, George, of Damascus, Linda Whitmore of Conklin Hill and Gertrude Gager of Equinunk, Pa; 11 grandchildren, Daniel and David Hermann, Janice Payne, Mark Whitmore, Susan Sayer, William and Joseph Gager, Melissa Rutledge and Ashley, Michele and Melanie Deighton; 10 great-grandchildren; a sister, Lillian Abenes of Georgia; and a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Elsie and Paul Majka of Fogelsville, Pa. She was predeceased by a son-in-law, Vernon Whitmore, and a grandson, Brian Deighton.
Friends may call at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Callicoon on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday with Rev. Stuart Hunt officiating.
Burial will be made in the Conklin Hill Cemetery in Damascus, Pa.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Damascus Ambulance Corps, P.O. Box 63, Damascus, Pa. 18415.

Shirley Bunt, 72
Ret. Home Ec. Teacher

Shirley A. Bunt of LaPorte, Tex., a retired home economics teacher at the Delaware Valley Central School in Callicoon and a longtime area resident, died February 1, 2005, in Texas. She was 72 years of age.
The daughter of the late James and Katie Stoesser Wilcox, she was born March 8, 1932, in the Town of Fremont. She was the widow of Fred K. Bunt.
A 1949 graduate of Roscoe Central School, she graduated from Buffalo State Teachers College and did further work at Oneonta State College. Mrs. Bunt also taught elementary school in the former Youngsville Central School.
She is survived by two children and their spouses, Clayton and Joyce Bunt of Hardin, Mont., and Beth and Mike Creegan of LaPorte, Tex.; a brother, Harry Wilcox and his wife, Eleanor, of Roscoe; two sisters, Helen Stewart and her husband, Ken, of Roscoe, and Rose Hendrickson of Oneonta; three grandchildren, Fred and Julie Bunt and Rachelle Creegan; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held locally at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Quilt Fairy Group, First United Methodist Church, 9601 Fairmont Pkwy., LaPorte, Texas 77571.

Rosemary A. Werner
Ret. Teacher, 81

Rosemary A. Witt Werner of Shorrock Gardens, Toms River, N.J., a homemaker and a retired teacher in the Port Jervis City Schools where she taught for 25 years, died Tuesday, February 1, 2005 at Shorrock Gardens. She was 81 years of age.
The daughter of the late Frank and Emma Callahan Witt, she was born March 11, 1923, in Port Jervis.
Mrs. Werner was a granddaughter of Jacob Callahan who tended Lock 35 of the Delaware and Hudson Canal in Spring Glen.
The first of her family to attend college, Mrs. Werner graduated from Elmira College in 1945 with a double major in Biology and Chemistry. She worked as a chemist in the Kolmar Laboratories in Port Jervis for several years. Following the birth of her five children, Mrs. Werner earned her Master's degree in Education fromNew Paltz State Teachers College in 1959. She taught sixth grade at the Chruch Street School, the Anna S. Kuhl Elementary School and Port Jervis Middle School from 1959 to 1985, and served as principal of the Port Jervis summer school program for several years. She returned to teaching as a substitute teacher after her retirement.
In a family statement, it was said, "Mrs. Werner was a devoted wife and mother who worked tirelessly to ensure that all five of her children earned college degrees. She was very proud of their accomplishments and of all of her grandchildren's endeavors. In addition, she and her husband traveled extensively throughout the United States, as well as Europe, Japan and Alaska."
She is survived by her husband of 58 years, David J. Werner, at home; five children, John M. Werner and his wife, Kathy, of Hurley, David F . Werner and his wife, Paula, of Stockbridge, Ga., Kathryn Zlomek and her husband, Peter of Cary, N.C., Paul Werner of Prattsburgh and Susan M. Werner of Toms River, N.J.; five grandchildren; a sister, Catherine Groslimond of Atlanta, Ga.; several nieces and a nephew. She was predeceased by a sister, FrancesBraisted.
Services and burial were private.
Memorial congtributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 453 Route 211 E, Suite 305, Middletown, N.Y. 10940-2206.

Mary Roby
Ret. RN, 70

Mary "Jean" Roby of Harris, a retired registered nurse and a longtime area resident, died Wednesday, February 2, 2005, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 70 years of age.
The daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Alice O'Leary Moncey, she was born May 27, 1934, in Brockton, Mass.
She trained at the Faulkner Hospital School of Nursing. Mrs. Roby was a member of St. Peter's Church in Monticello and an active member of the Altar Rosary Society. She also worked on the church bulletin and cleaning committee. She was also a member of the Calico Geese Quilting Club.
In a family statement, it was said, "Mom cherished family with her warm smile and kind personality and had a way to make everyone feel like part of her family. She beamed with great pride and love when spending quality time with her husband, children and grandchildren. Her gift for quilting and sewing enabled her to gladly give back with many handmade baby blankets and quilts for friends, family and co-workers. Mom adored her loyal friends at the church, quilting club and Mahogany Ridge. She enjoyed her great love of nature with campfires, fishing, sunsets, foliage, the ocean and eagle watching."
She is survived by her husband, Elmer W. Roby, at home; two daughters and sons-in-law. Bonnie and Fred DeGraw of Harris and Brenda and Mike Cohn of Monticello; a son, Kevin G. Roby of Liberty; a brother, John Moncey of Massachusetts; three sisters, Luice Moncevitch and Brenda LaBrie, both of Massachusetts and Nance Leslie of Maryland; three grandchildren, Jennifer DeGraw, Ricky DeGraw and Samantha Cohn; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Paul Moncey.
Friends may call at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 401 Broadway, Monticello, on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
A Funeral Mass will be offered on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. Peter's Church, Broadway and Liberty St., Monticello.
Burial will be made in St. Peter's Cemetery in Monticello.
Memorial contributions may be made to the WSUL Heart-a-Thon to be held in February.

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