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February 8, 2005

Elmer Morgan
Ret. Driver, 76

Elmer "Jack" Morgan of Rock Hill, a retired driver for Hallock Lumber Inc., in Maybrook, and a former resident of Walden, died Friday, February 4, 2005, at his home. He was 76 years of age.
The son of the late Walter and Katheryn Kolakowski Morgan-Shay, he was born February 19, 1928, in Worton, N.J.
In a family statement, it was said, "Jack loved woodworking, fishing, camping, horses and Harleys. Most of all, he loved his family."
He is survived by his wife, Nancy Harper Turner Morgan, at home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Wanda and Frank Nowicki of Florida, N.Y., and Deborah and Brian Raudibaugh of Oneonta; a son and daughter-in-law, Clinton and Marie Morgan of South Fallsburg; four step-daughters and their spouses, Dorothy and Luke Powers of Newburgh, Gale and Elisha Cooper of Bullville, Linda and Dominick Markisello of Hasbrouck and Donna and John Murgolo of Rock Hill; two steps sons, Earl Turner and his wife, Rosemary, of Walden and James Turner of Walden; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Walter and Mary Shay of Boonton, N.J., and Richard and Joanne Shay of East Stroudsburg, Pa.; a sister, Dorothy Shay and her companion, Diane Klumb, of Davies, Fla.; 33 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a daughter, Crystal Morgan, and a sister Katheryn Shay.
Services were held Monday at the Amazing Grace Fellowship in Pine Bush with Pastor Elisha Cooper officiating.
Cremation was private.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, Inc., 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y 12550.

Frances Tavormina
Nurse/Risk Manager, 69

Frances Tavormina of Woodbourne, a nurse and risk manager for Community General Hospital, died Saturday February 5, 2005, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern. She was 69 years of age.
The daughter of the late Clarence and Antonette Wolfe Wegman, she was born April 19, 1935, in Callicoon.
Mrs. Tavormina was a volunteer for Hospice of Sullivan County and a substitute nurse at the Fallsburg and Tri-Valley Schools. She was a charter member of the Woodbourne First Aid Squad and a charter member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Woodbourne Fire Company #1; an active member of Retired Chapter #82; a founder of the Head Start program in Woodbourne and First Federally Funded Nursing Program in Sullivan County; and a clerk at the Fallsburg Library.
She is survived by her husband, Gary Tavormina, at home; a son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Catherine Tavormina of Woodbourne; a daughter Nancy Tavormina-McLain of Woodbourne; three grandchildren, Kimberly, Tabatha and James; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary and Donald LaBarge of Sarasota, Fla., and Roberta and Peter Chama-lian of Burlington, Conn.; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Berdellans of the state of Florida; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Monday evening at the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Woodbourne with the Rev. Robert Konvalin officiating.
Burial was made in the Workman's Circle Cemetery in Glen Wild.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Frances Tavormina Special Education Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Gary Tavormina, P.O. Box 456, Woodbourne, N.Y 12788.

Olga Samilo
Homemaker, 86

Olga Samilo of Glen Spey, a homemaker, died Thursday, February 3, 2005, at St. Joseph's Place in Port Jervis. She was 86 years of age.
Mrs. Samilo was born March 2, 1918, in Ukraine.
She was a member of St. Volodymyr's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Glen Spey.
Mrs. Samilo is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Anna and John Kapczak of Glen Spey; two sons, John Samilo of California and Michael Samilo of Seaford; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
A Liturgy Mass was offered at St. Volodymyr's Ukrainian Catholic Church on Monday with the Rev. Mark Hirniak officiating.
Burial was made in the Glen Spey Cemetery
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Volodymyr's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 447 High Road-County Rte. 41, Glen Spey, N.Y. 12737.

Ricardo Rios
Mechanic, 51

Ricardo Rios of Monticello, a self-employed mechanic and a longtime area resident, died Sunday, February 6, 2005, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 51 years of age.
The son of the late Ricardo Rios and Concepcion Rivera, he was born July 27, 1953, in Puerto Rico.
Mr. Rios was a veteran of the armed services.
He is survived by his companion of more than 11 years, Mayra Quintana of Monticello; two sons, Richard and Anthony Rios; and a daughter, Yvonne.
Friends may call at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 401 Broadway, Monticello, on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m.
Funeral services will be held at the funeral home at 8 p.m. Wednesday with Fr. Robert Ginel officiating.

Jonathan Purcell
RCCC Student, 18

Jonathan P. Purcell of Washingtonville, a student at Rockland County Community College, died Saturday, February 5, 2005, in Blooming Grove. He was 18 years of age.
The son of Neil P. Jr. and Laura J. Miglionico Purcell, he was born March 26, 1986, in Suffern.
A graduate of Washingtonville High School, he was attending Rockland County Community College for Media Arts. With a passion for music, his hobby was playing drums.
In a family statement, it was said "Jonathan was a loving son, grandson and brother."
He is survived by his mother of Washingtonville; his father of Haverstraw; his paternal grandfather Neil Purcell, and his wife, Anne, of Avon, Fla.; his paternal grandmother Angelina Purcell of Haverstraw; his maternal grandparents, John and Virginia Dambrosio of Haverstraw; two sisters, Jessica and Jayme Purcell, both of Washingtonville; six aunts and uncles and their spouses, Kevin Purcell and his wife, Terri Panaro, of Spark Hill, Jean Marie and James Vandeveer of Wharton, N.J., Richard and Lisa Purcell of Pomona, Susan and Greg Gage of Stony Point, Gabriel and Margaret Miglionico of Stony Point and Catherine Millen of Bloomingburg; three cousins, Alan Millen of Middletown, Richard Garrison of West Haverstraw and Zoe Miglionico of Stony Point; and a large extended family.
Friends may call at the David T. Ferguson Funeral Home, 20 North St., Washingtonville, on Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m.
A Funeral Mass will be offered at 10 a.m on Wednesday at St. Mary's Church in Washingtonville.
Burial will be made in St. Peter's Cemetery in Haverstraw.

James Van Etten
Retired Roofer

James "Jim" Van Etten, a retired roofer in the construction industry and a 25-year resident of the state of Florida, died Friday, February 4, 2005, in Fort Pierce, Fla.
He was born in Monticello.
Mr. Van Etten is survived by his wife of 48 years, Lenora Van Etten of Fort Pierce, Fla.; two sons, Vincent James Van Etten and Craig James Van Etten, both of Fort Pierce, Fla.; a brother, Mark Van Etten of Livingston Manor; a sister, Cheri Van Etten of Clairmont, Fla.; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Haisley Hobbs Funeral Home, 3015 Okeechobee Rd., Fort Pierce, Fla., on Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m.
Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Haisley Funeral & Cremation Service.

Angelina Frangipane
Ret. Asst. Super., 87

Angelina Frangipane of Liberty, a retied assistant supervisor for Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., died Sunday, February 6, 2005, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 87 years of age.
The daughter of the late Antonino and Rosaria Vasta Bellini, she was born August 20, 1917, in Brooklyn.
Mrs. Frangipane was a communicant of St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church in Liberty.
She is survived by three daughters Iris Pedreira and Juliana Frangipane, both of Liberty, and RoseMarie Barbato of New York City; a sister, Carmella "Milly" Palmieri of Long Island; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Harris Funeral Home, West Street at Buckley, Liberty, on Tuesday, from 6 to 8 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, 264 North Main St., Liberty, with Monsignor Edward Straub officiating.
Burial will be made in St. Charles Cemetery in Pinelawn.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 2 Jefferson Plaza, Suite 102, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 12601-4027.

Florence Kinne
Ret. RN, 79

Florence Kinne of Mongaup Valley, a longtime area resident, a retired evening nursing supervisor at the Sullivan County Infirmary and a surgical nurse at the former Hamilton Avenue Hospital in Monticello, died Sunday, February 6, 2005, at her home after a courageous battle with heart disease. She was 79 years of age.
The daughter of the late Daniel and Christine Mikula Kowalchik, she was born December 22, 1925, in Dickson City, Pa. She was the widow of Fred V. Kinne who died in 1987.
She and her husband formerly owned the Reddy Trucking Co. in Monticello which he ran with their two sons.
Mrs. Kinne was a member of theMongaup Valley United Methodist Church
In a family statement, it was said "She has spent the last 17 years doting on her beautiful sons, James and Fred. During the last five months, when Mom needed 24-hour care, her 'daughter,' Christiane and her 'son,' Fred III, came and took excellent care of her so she could spend her final days in the home she loved so dearly."
She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Fred V. and Carol Kinne of Mongaup Valley and James and Avis Kinne of White Lake; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Betty and John Pronko of Olyphant, Pa. and Lorraine and Thomas Maxwell of Cheshire, Conn.; five grandchildren, Fred V. Kinne III and his wife, Christiane, Shannon Kinne, Christine Brodsky, Philip Kinne and Louis Kinne; and a great-granddaughter Sonia Brodsky. She was predeceased by two sisters, Alice Kowalchik and Dolores Powe.
Friends may call at the Ramsay's Funeral Home 3534 State Route 55, Kauneonga Lake, on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday at the Mongaup Valley United Methodist Church with the Rev. Kenneth Rodgers officiating.

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