February 15, 2005
Walter T. Cooper
Ret. Aircraft Designer, 87
Walter T. Cooper of Mountaindale, a designer for Grummond Aircraft, died Friday, February 11, 2005, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 87 years of age.
The son of the late Thomas H. and Rhea Grove Cooper, he was born August 28, 1917 in Brooklyn.
A World War II Army veteran, he received the Philippines Liberation Ribbon, WWII Victory Medal, two Bronze Service Stars, the Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal, the Good Conduct Medal and the American Service Medal. Mr. Cooper was a member of the Woodridge United Methodist Church, the GUNY Retiree Club and the NRA.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Rhoda Cooper, at home; a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Gregory Martin of Yakima, Wash.; a son and daughter-in-law Thomas and Debra Cooper of Seymour, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Suzanne Muhrfield of Pittsburgh Pa., Jennifer Paolini of Bayport, and Joseph Cooper and Jared Cooper, both of Knoxville, Tenn. He was predeceased by a brother, Laton Cooper.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home, 396 Main St., Woodbourne with the Rev. Robert Pinto officiating.
Interment will be made in the Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery with full military honors.
Dorothy K. Meyer
Ret. Businesswoman, 81
Dorothy Kutcher Meyer of Lake Huntington, a retired vice president of Gasko & Meyer and a lifelong area resident, died Sunday, February 13, 2005, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 81 years of age.
The daughter of the late Frank and Katherine Kraus Kutcher, she was born November 27, 1923, in Narrowsburg.
Mrs. Meyer was a member of Our Lady of the Lake R.C. Church in Lake Huntington, a member of the church choir and a religious education teacher. She was also a member of the Women's Community Club of Cochecton, and a member and former treasurer of the Town of Cochecton Ambulance Corps.
In a family statement, it was said, "Loved ones never leave us; for they are always there in our hearts."
She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Bruce Meyers, at home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Terry and Ron Hiller of Conklin and Mary Jane and Jeff Nober of Lake Huntington; two sisters, Mary Dermody and Gertrude Martin; and five grandchildren, Kara and Erin Hiller, and Bruce, Heather and John Nober. She was predeceased by two sisters, Ruth Cunningham and Margaret Preis.
Friends may call at the Rasmussen Funeral Home in Narrowsburg on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m.
Services will be held at the funeral home at 9 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be offered at Our Lady of the Lake R.C. Church at 10 a.m on Wednesday with the Rev. Evan Greco, O.F.M., officiating.
Burial will be made in St. Francis Cemetery in Narrowsburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of the Lake R.C. Church, the Lake Huntington Presbyterian Church or the Town of Cochecton Ambulance Corps, all at Lake Huntington, N.Y. 12752.
Ret. Truck Driver, 86
Christopher S. Mann of Cuddebackville, a retired truck driver for Geiger's Lumber Co. in Tallman and a longtime area resident, died Saturday, February 5, 2005, at the Bronx VA Medical Center. He was 86 years of age.
The son of the late Joshua and Syvira Mann, he was born April 4, 1919, in Ramsey, N.J. He was the widower of Gerania Mann.
Mr. Mann was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
He is survived by 10 children, Joshua Mann and his wife, Joan, of Greenwood Lake, Charles Mann and his wife, Glenda, of Wurtsboro, David Mann and his wife, Kathy, of Cuddebackville, Eric Mann of Woodridge, Paul Narzinski and his wife, Kathy of Pine Bush, John Narzinski of Pine Bush, Barbara Barettie, Ilenne Mann of Monticello, Lori Conklin of Liberty and David T. Mann of Monticello; a grandson, Lawrence Mann, whom he raised, and his wife, Betty, of Cuddebackville; four brothers, Robert, Joe, John and Charles Mann; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two daughters, Christine Mann and Rebecca Jenski, and a son, Lawrence Mann.
Services were held Sunday at the Ralston-Lippincott-Hasbrouck-Ingrassia Funeral Home in Middletown.
Burial was private.
Bertha Belag of Liberty, a homemaker, died Thursday, February 10, 2005, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 85 years of age.
The daughter of the late Abraham and Rose Zygmond, she was born January 21, 1920, in Berlin, Germany. She was the widow of Markus Max Belag.
She is survived by a daughter, Rachel Belag of Liberty; and a nephew. She was predeceased by a sister.
Graveside services and burial were held Sunday at the Beth Israel Memorial Park Cemetery in Wood-ridge, N.J. with Rabbi Ben Zion Chanowitz officiating.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello.
Jeannette Torrence of Middletown, a homemaker with the Orange Homemaker Services, died Friday, February 11, 2005, at the Horton campus of the Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown. She was 77 years of age.
The daughter of the late William and Elsie VanHahsel, she was born April 13, 1927, in Queens.
She is survived by two sons, John William Torrence and William Charles Torrence of Middletown; two daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and Angelo Ramos of Bloomingburg, and Kathy and Rick Rushing of Monroe; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a brother, William VanHahsel and a sister, Louise Wedding.
Services were held Sunday at the Morse Funeral Home in Middletown.
Interment was made at the Hillside Cemetery in Middletown.
Clinton J. Peake, 72
Ret. Research Chemist
Clinton J. Peake of Ewing, N.J., a retired research chemist for FMC Corporation in Princeton, N.J. died Saturday at Capital Health Systems - Fuld Campus. He was 72 years of age.
The son of the late Lucian and Ethel Geer Peake, he was born in Hancock.
A US Army veteran with service in Germany, he was a graduate of Hancock Central School, Broome Community College, SUNY at Binghamton and the University of Notre Dame Graduate School in Indiana.
Mr. Peake was a member of the Church of the Incarnation Roman Catholic in Ewing, N.J.
He is survived by his wife, Anne Ingalls Peake, at home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Catherine and Eppley Winant of West Windsor, N.J., and Mary and Steven Filipek of Knoxvile, Tenn.; a son and daughter-in-law, Joseph and Anne Peake of Cortland; six grandchildren; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Gladys and Michael Mirch, Edith and Kenneth Whitney of Sacramento, Calif., and Nathalie Peake of Ithaca; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the M. William Murphy Funeral Home in Ewing, N.J., at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home with Msgr. Hugh J. Ronan officiating.
Friends may call at the Henderson-Biedekapp Funeral Chapel in Hancock on Wednesday from 7 to 9. Prayers will be offered at 8:30 p.m. at the funeral chapel.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. on Thursday at St. Patrick's Church, followed by burial in St. Patrick's Cemetery, with Fr. Ignatius Smith officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Isles, Inc., 10 Wood St., Trenton,N.J. 08618.