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February 11, 2005

Frances Gorton, 88
Licensed Lay Preacher

Frances Isabell Kyrk Gorton, a former resident of White Sulphur Springs and a licensed lay preacher and Bible teacher, died Sunday, February 6, 2005, in Shepherdstown, W. Va. She was 88 years of age.
The daughter of the late Elmer and Myrtle DuMond Kyrk, she was born February 11, 1916, in Liberty.
Mrs. Gorton attended Liberty High School and graduated from Practical Bible Training School in Johnson City in 1937. During World War II, she was employed at Scintilla in Sidney.
For many years, Mrs. Gorton was Sunday School Superintendent of the United Methodist Church in White Sulphur Springs. She taught classes, organized the Vacation Bible School and produced annual Christmas candlelight services.
She is survived by her husband, Elmer N. Gorton of Martinsburg, W. Va.; two daughters, Linda Aragoni of Hartwick and Debra Gorton of Scranton, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by five siblings, George, Cora, Robert, Maybell and Richard.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Martinsburg Union Rescue Mission, 602 W. King St., Martinsburg, W. Va. 25401.

Mary Ann Racine
Ret. French Teacher, 78

Mary Ann Racine of South Fallsburg, a retired French teacher from the Monticello School District, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, February 1, 2005 in California. She was 78 years of age.
The daughter of the late Martha and Charles Stieglitz, she was born November 17, 1926, in Monticello.
A graduate of Albany State Teachers College, she received her MA in French from Columbia University. After retirement, Mrs. Racine enjoyed travel, gardening, reading, nature walks, family gatherings and doting on her granddaughter, Danielle.
She is survived by her husband Denis Racine; a son, Denis C. Racine Jr. of California; a daughter and son-in-law, Annette and Frank Stratton of South Fallsburg; a granddaughter, Danielle Stratton; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Charles and Elizabeth Stieglitz of Berkshire and Richard and Glenna Stieglitz of South Fallsburg; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
A private family celebration of her life will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Joel Nemerson, 45

Joel Nemerson of Monticello died February 6, 2005 at the ARC group home in Ferndale. He was 45 years of age.
The son of Jack and Anita Nemerson, he was born July 25, 1959, in Brooklyn.
He is survived by his parents of Monticello; a sister, Sharon; and an aunt and uncle, Shayne and Frank Stern.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello with Rabbi Ben Zion Chanowitz officiating.
Burial was made in the Cold Spring Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sullivan ARC, Monticello, N.Y. 12701.

Marie Jardin, 80
Village Tavern Prop.

Marie Jardin of Monticello, a former resident of Hurleyville, the proprietor of the Village Tavern and a lifelong area resident, died Monday, February 7, 2005, at the Sullivan County Adult Care Center. She was 80 years of age.
The daughter of the late Chester Sr. and Flora Peterson Kinne, she was born November 20, 1924 in South Fallsburg.
In a family statement, it was said, "She will always be remembered for her laughter and her love for country music."
Mrs. Jardin is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and John Yeomans of Monticello; a son, Anthony Jardin and his companion, Nancy Millborn, of Hollywood, Fla.; four sisters, Ethel Stratton of Apalachin, Helen Skubon of Largo, Fla., Bertha Cleveland and her husband, Bill, of Monticello, Utah, and Edith Kinne of Harris; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son John Jardin Jr., two sisters, Claire Hobby and Bessie Gibson, and two brothers, Chester Kinne Jr. and Jack Kinne.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at the Colonial Funeral Home, 296 Main St., Woodbourne with the Rev. Robert Pinto officiating.
Interment will be made in the Hurleyville Cemetery.

John Winterberger
Ret. Electrician, 68

John "Jack" Winterberger of Ellenville, a lifelong area resident and a retired electrician for IBEW locals #806, #631 and #363, died Sunday, February 6, 2005, at his home. He was 68 years of age.
The son of John and Jessie Herron Winterberger, he was born July 19, 1936 in Monticello.
Mr. Winterberger was a communicant of St. John's Memorial Episcopal Church in Ellenville.
He is survived by two sisters and brothers-in-law, Wilma P. and Raymond Clark of Napanoch and Sarah and James Dillon of Baltimore, Md.; two nephews and a niece, Robert D. Krom of Kerhonkson, Davis S. Krom of Napanoch and Jessica Alkire of Minneapolis, Minn; and a grand-niece, Cassandra Krom of Stone Ridge. He was predeceased by a son, John Robert Winterberger, and a brother Chris Winterberger.
Services were held on Thursday at the Loucks Funeral Home in Ellenville with the Rev. Jeff Golliher officiating.
Cremation followed the services.

Helene Hunter
SC DMV Clerk, 58

Helene "Marsha" Hunter of Barryville, a clerk for the Sullivan County Department of Motor Vehicles and a 14-year area resident, died Thursday, February 10, 2005,
The daughter of the late Sol and Shirley Hunter, she was born May 4, 1947, in the Bronx.
Ms. Hunter was a past president and a current school board member for the Eldred School District.
She is survived by her husband of 30 years, Stephen Glasser, at home; and a son, Seth Glasser of North Grafton, Mass.
Cremation was made at the H.G Smith Crematory in Stroudsburg, Pa.
Arrangements were made by the Gray-Rasmussen Funeral Home in Barryville.

Melvin T. Hodge
Ret. Carpenter, 83

Melvin T. Hodge of Livingston Manor, a retired carpenter and a lifelong area resident, died Tuesday, February 8, 2005, at his home. He was 83 years of age.
The son of the late Harold and Mildred Owen Hodge, he was born May 10, 1921, in Grooville.
A member of Carpenters Local 19 for 48 years, he was retired from the Concord Hotel. Mr. Hodge was a more than 50-year member of the Hoos Truck Company.
An Army veteran of World War II, he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for his duties that did not require him to go forward of the battalion aid station. With complete disregard for his own safety and while exposed to enemy fire, he moved to the front of the infantry column and evacuated a severely wounded man to the rear where treatment was given and undoubtedly saved the man's life.
He is survived by his wife, Emily Bury Hodge, at home; a son and daughter-in-law, Duane and Peggy Hodge of Laconia; a daughter and son-in-law, Elaine and Bruce McKay of Ridgefield Park, N.J.; three grandchildren, Kelsey Hodge of Laconia, Robert Smith and his wife, Eileen, of Livingston Manor and Amy Haake of Ridgefield, N.J.; a great-granddaughter, Kristen Smith; a sister, Shirley Renolds of Liberty; and several nieces and nephews and their spouses, Charlotte and Merl Warfield, Donald and Sue Loucks, and Stanley Loucks, all of Arizona, Robert and Carolyn Loucks of Roscoe and Darlene Fenescey of Downsville. He was predeceased by a brother, Donald Hodge.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday at the Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home, 29 Pearl St., Livingston Manor, with the Rev. Robert Hoag officiating.

Patricia Turner, 38
Dollar Tree Asst. Mgr.

Patricia Turner of Monticello, an assistant manager of the Dollar Tree in Monticello and a longtime area resident, died Tuesday, February 8, 2005, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 38 years of age.
The daughter of Robert Maneely and the late Marion Marsh Maneely she was born July 21, 1966, in Peoria, Ill.
Mrs. Turner is survived by her husband, James Turner, at home; her father of Plattekill; four sons, James Turner Jr., Nicholas Turner, Justin Turner and Randall Jowers, all of Monticello; a brother, Robert Maneely III of Plattekill; two sisters, Pam Cazorla of Newburgh and Mary Turner of Wurtsboro; and a granddaughter Cassondra.
Friends may call at the White & Venuto Funeral Home, 188 North Plank Rd., (Route 32), Newburgh, on Friday from noon to 2 p.m.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. at the funeral home on Friday with Monsignor John Budwick officiating.
Burial will be made in Calvary Cemetery.

Victoria Sholes, 50
USPS Sales Assoc.

Victoria "Vicki" E. Sholes of Bloomingburg, a sales associate with the United States Postal Service and a lifelong area resident, died Wednesday, February 9, 2005, at the Horton campus of the Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown. She was 50 years of age.
The daughter of Paul Wilk and the late Lucy Uszenski Wilk, she was born June 5, 1924, in Warwick.
A 1972 graduate of Warwick Valley High School, Mrs. Sholes was a member of the Church of the Infant Saviour in Pine Bush where she was a Eucharist minister and lector. She was also a member of the Pine Bush Lion's Club and an officer in the Pine Bush Aquatic Club.
She is survived by her father of Pine Island; her husband, Bob Sholes, at home; two sons, Paul at home, and Brian and his wife, Kristine Sholes, of Montgomery; a daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Steven Zappolo of New Windsor; a grandson, Christopher Zappolo of New Windsor; two sisters, Susan Wilk and Paulette Rudy and her husband, Jim, all of Pine Island; a brother-in-law, Tom Martin of Longmont, Colo., and his children, Tara and Connor. She was predeceased by her in-laws, Robert and Delores Sholes, and a sister, Cheryl Martin.
Friends may call at the William M. Gagan Funeral Home, 1525 Burlingham Rd., Pine Bush, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday.
A Funeral Mass will be offered at 11 a.m. on Saturday in the Church of the Infant Saviour in Pine Bush with Fr. William Damroth officiating.
Private cremation will be made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, Inc. 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.

Derrick Finn, 30
Fitness Factory Emply.

Derrick Omar Finn of Monticello, an employee of the Fitness Factory in Monticello for 10 years, died February 7, 2005, at his home. He was 30 years of age.
The son of Robert Finn of Kauneonga Lake and Vivian Williams of North Carolina, he was born January 10, 1975, in Monticello.
He is survived by his mother, father and his step-father, Eddie Williams; his paternal grandmother, Louberta Finn of Monticello; his maternal grandparents, Florence and Jack Weathers of South Fallsburg; four brothers, Tyrone Finn of South Fallsburg, and Raheem Finn, LaShawn and Musho Lovett-Finn, all of Albany; six sisters, Lakesha Finn of Albany, Amy Susso of Monticello, Fatima Finn and Roberta Finn, both of Rochester, Monique Hyacinthe of Pensacola, Fla., and Erica Pace of Ft. Campbell, Kty.; three uncles, Gerald Finn of Minnesota, Latif Muhammad of Albany and Robert Mosley of Monticello; seven aunts, Tonya Finn Mosley, India Centelles and Shirley Weathers, all of Monticello, Olletta Finn of East Orange,N.J., Aldina Finn of Albany, and Betty Winbush and Dorothy Finn, both of Minnesota; and a host of cousins, nieces andnephews.
Friends may call at the Bethlehem Temple Church on Fairgrounds Rd., Monticello, on Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday at the church.
Burial will be made in Evergreen Cemetery in Bethel.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Special Olympics. P.O. Box 3010, Norristown, Pa. 19404 or the Epilepsy Foundation.

Talbot A. Love, 73
Ret. Architectural Conslt.

Talbot "Tally" Alexander Love of Tuxedo Park, a longtime area resident and a retired 22-year Benjamin Moore & Co. architectural consultant in Manhattan, died Sunday, January 23, 2005, at Roosevelt Hospital in New York City of complications of a rare blood disease, De Novo Myelo-dysplastic Syndrome. He was 73 years of age.
The son of the late Richard Brooks Love and Allegra Uehlinger Love, he was born May 15, 1931, in Brooklyn Heights.
He grew up on his grandfather's farm in Goshen and his family had many connections to Tuxedo Park. Mr. Love attended numerous Autumn Balls at the Tuxedo Club.
He attended school in Kent, Conn., and graduated from Yale University in 1953 where he was a member of the Fence Club. He spent four years in R.O.T.C. and became a First Lieutenant in the United States Air Force, serving two years of active duty at Lockbourne Air Force Base in Columbus, Ohio, as a public information officer. In the mid '50s he moved to Tuxedo Park and began working for the family paint business, Egan & Hausman Co., in Long Island City.
In 1967, he and his brother, Neil, opened The Playhouse-on-the-Hudson, a dinner theater in Cornwall which ran for four years. In 1975, he began his career with Benjamin Moore & Co. and lectured, even through retirement, on paint technology at seven New York City design schools. He was president of Construction Specifications Institute for two years. He toured the country lecturing for American Society of Interior Designers for several years, and was recognized as an excellent speaker.
Mr. Love loved classic cars. A neighbor observed, 'Mr. Love had too many cars and not enough time . . . which he never lamented.' At one point he owned an English AC Aceca, a forerunner of the Shelby Cobra racing car which he kept in his garage along with many other cars in various states of repair. He loved sailing and vacationed every summer in Kennebunkport, Maine. He enjoyed entertaining, to be the host. A friend commented, 'He always had a smile on his face.' Another said, 'He had a positive attitude towards people and life in general . . . truly a kind man.'"
He was a member and an usher of St. Mary's-in-Tuxedo Church. He was president of the Tuxedo Historial Society for which he wrote the book, "From Dawn to Dusk." He was in the process of researching another book on Tuxedo's architectural history.
Mr. Love is survived by his wife, Maureen Love of Tuxedo Park; his former wife, Barbara Claypool, (mother of Andrea and Elisabeth); a sister, Allegra Elizabeth Page of Arroyo Grandee, Calif.; a brother, Cornelius Ruxton Love III of Stevensville, Md.; three daughters, Andrea Love Johnson of Jeffersonville, Elisabeth Love Goot of Scarsdale and Victoria Alexis Love of New York City; a son, Talbot Alexander Love Jr. of Tuxedo Park; three grandchildren; and a huge network of beloved family members.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at St Mary's-in-Tuxedo Church in Tuxedo Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Kent School, Kent, Conn. 06757.

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