February 18, 2005
Nellie R. Calkin
Ret. Town Clerk, 88
Nellie R . Calkin of White Sulphur Springs, the retired longtime town clerk for the Town of Liberty and a lifelong area resident, died Saturday, February 2, 2005, at the Sullivan County Adult Care Center in Liberty. She was 88 years of age.
The daughter of the late Fenelon and Romelia Segar Hill, she was born October 30, 1916, in White Sulphur Springs. She was the widow of Robert "Dale" Calkin who died in 2001.
Mrs. Calkin was a member of the White Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church and a member and past matron of Revonah Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star in Liberty.
She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Teddy Calkin of Cody, Wyo., and Neal and Lucilla Calkin of Youngsville; a daughter and son-in-law, Katherine ad William Traxler of Stony Brook; 10 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a grandson, Michael Calkin.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday at the Ramsay's Funeral Home, 275 S. Main St., Liberty, with Pastor Bridgette LeConey officiating.
Burial will be made in Laurel Hill Cemetery in White Sulphur Springs.
Memorial contributions may be made to the White Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 308, or to the White Sulphur Springs Fire Department, both at White Sulphur Springs, N.Y. 12787.
Ret. DEP Mechanic, 71
Milton Kortright of Neversink, a lifelong area resident and a retired mechanic for the Department of Environmental Protection in Grahamsville, died Sunday, February 13, 2005, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 71 years of age.
The son of the late Earl and Bertha Muthig Kortright, he was born October 20, 1933, in Neversink.
Mr. Kortright was a lifetime member of the Neversink Fire Department, a 50-year member of the Hunter Road Hunting Club and a member of the Neversink First Aid Squad. An Army veteran, he served from 1950 to 1954, during the Korean War.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Doris Misner Kortright, at home; a daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Nelson "Red" Donovan of Neversink; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Clifford and Ruth Kortright of Parksville, and Preston Kortright and Sherman and Violet Kortright, all of Neversink; two grandchildren, Patrick E. and Julianne E. Donovan; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by five brothers, Gilbert, Ivan, Bob:, Earl Jr. "Pete," Albert "Mike," and Roy "Dutch" Kortright.
Cremation was made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Services were private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Neversink First Aid Squad, Neversink, N.Y. 12765.
Patrick Manfrede Sr.
Patrick Manfrede Sr. of Monticello, the former owner of New York, New York Beauty Salon in Monticello, died Monday, February 14, 2005, at his home. He was 66 years of age.
The son of the late James and Helen Manfrede, he was born March 17, 1938, in Brooklyn.
Mr. Manfrede was a member of St. Peter's Church in Monticello. A former horse owner at Monticello Raceway, he was also a member of the New York State Harness Racing Assoc. and the United States Trotting Assoc.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis J. Sattelo Manfrede, at home; a son Patrick Manfrede Jr; two daughters, Patricia Manfrede and Kathy DeStefano; a brother and sister-in-aw, James and Linda Manfrede; five grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He also leaves behind his dog, Brittany. He was predeceased by a daughter, Lori Ann.
A Funeral Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. on Friday at St. Peter's Church, Broadway & Liberty St., in Monticello.
Burial will be made in St. Charles Cemetery in Farmington.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family.
Funeral arrangements were made by the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Monticello.
William H. Welch, 71
Farmer's Market Emply.
William H. Welch of Monticello, an employee of the Farmer's Market in Monticello and a former owner/ trainer/driver of Standardbreds, died Sunday, February 13, 2005, at his home. He was 71 years of age.
The son of the late William and Ann Chase Welch, he was born November 29, 1933, in Biddeford, Maine.
A Korean war veteran, he served in the United States Army.
Mr. Welch is survived by his wife, Sophie Klein Welch, at home; two sons, William Welch and his wife, Regina, of Rolling Prairie, Ind., and Allan Welch of Libertyville, Ill.; two step-sons and their wives, Michael and Patti Kaplus of Beaverton, Oreg., and Neil and Barbara Kaplus of Manasquan, N.J.; and three granddaughters, Alexandria, Amanda and Rachael.
Services were held Thursday at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Monticello.
Burial with military honors was held at the Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery in Liberty.
Ret. Office Clerk, 89
Bertine Williams of Rock Hill, a retired office clerk for the Sullivan County Board of Elections in Monticello, died Monday, February 14, 2005, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 89 years of age.
The daughter of the late Stanley and Ann Valinski, she was born September 15, 1915, in Simpson, Pa. She was the widow of Harold E. Williams who died August 13, 1986.
Mrs. Williams was a member of Our Lady of the Assumption Roman Catholic Church in Bloomingburg and a past president of the Rock Hill Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.
She is survived by three daughters and two sons-in-law, Audrey Sloat and Bonnie and Gary Smith, all of Rock Hill, and Susan and Larry Foss of Hobe Sound, Fla.; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Ted and Mary Valinski of Ormond Beach, Fla., and Jack and Ann Valinski of Lititz, Pa.; four grandchildren, Christian, Tyler and Casey Foss and Stacey Albrecht, all of the state of Florida; a great-grandson, Gabriel Foss of the state of Florida; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Martha Murtha, and two brothers, Joseph and Stanley Valinski.
Friends may call at the Ramsay's Funeral Home, 55 St. John St., Monticello, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
A Funeral Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. on Saturday at St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church, Route 17K, Bullville, with the Rev. Patrick McQuigan officiating.
Burial will be made in the Rock Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Rock Hill Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Lake Louise Marie Rd., or the Rock Hill Fire Department, P.O. Box 116, both at Rock Hill, N.Y. 12775.
Walter E. Rose, 62
Walter E. Rose of Hankins, a 12-year Sullivan County resident and a drug and alcohol abuse counselor at the Sullivan County Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services, died Sunday, Feburary 13, 2005, at his home. He was 62 years of age.
The son of the late Walter and Adelette Rockwell Rose, he was born April 12, 1942, in the Bronx.
Mr. Rose was a veteran of the U.S. Army and had worked for Con Edison for 18 years before moving to Sullivan County from Maywood, N.J.
In a statement from his friends, it was said, "Walter was one of the best friends a person could have; his kindness and compassion were remarkable. He will be forever remembered in the hearts of his loved ones. He touched many people in his life's work and will be greatly missed. . . God will surely bless him with light and love."
He is survived by his partner, Gene Baumgartner of Callicoon, and many dear friends.
Friends may call at the Stewart-Murphy funeral Home in Callicoon on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm.
Services will be held Monday at 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
Cremation will be made at the Twin Tiers Crematory in Endicott.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. James Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 296, Callicoon, N.Y. 12723.
Walter B. Jemmott
Ret. Mechanic, 89
Walter B. Jemmott of Hurleyville, a longtime area resident and a master mechanic, died Saturday, February 12, 2005, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 89 years of age.
The son of the late Walter Bertram and Edna Jemmott, he was born April 16, 1915. He was the widower of Marie Jemmott who died in 1981.
Mr. Jemmott was also a master machinist and a talented gunsmith.
In a family statement, it was said, "Many will remember Walt as the man who was able to repair almost anything, when others couldn't, and they came to him day or night."
He is survived by a sister, Muriel Hill, of California; and a niece, Linda Henriquez of Virginia. He was predeceased by three brothers and two sisters.
Friends may call at the Ramsay's Funeral Home, 275 S. Main St., Liberty, on Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m.
Services will be held at the funeral home on Saturday at 4 p.m. with the Rev. Roy Shaffer officiating.
Burial will be made in the Spring at the Rural Cemetery in Grahamsville.
Ret. Tele Oper., 70
Loretta Maresca of Clintondale, a retired telephone operator in New York City, died Monday, February 14, 2005, at the Cornwall Hospital. She was 70 years of age.
The daughter of the late Constantine and Amelia Pawlowska, she was born November 25, 1934, in New York City. She was the widow of Salvatore Maresca Sr.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Salvatore Jr. and Dawn Maresca of Clintondale; a daughter and son-in-law, Marie and Taras Bozydaj of Wallkill; three granddaughters, Angelina Maresca of Clintondale, Jamie Ayres of Kingston and Nicole Jackson of Wallkill; a grandson, Peter Jackson of Wallkill; and a brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Pam Pulaski of Burlingham.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Charles of Borromeo R.C. Church in Gardiner on Thursday.
Cremation was private.
Hilda M. Edwards
Hilda M. Edwards of Youngsville, a homemaker, a retired dairy farmer and a lifelong area resident, died Wednesday, February 16, 2005 at the Sullivan County Adult Care Center in Liberty. She was 95 years of age.
The daughter of the late Fred and Margaret Baker Fries, she was born June 1, 1909, in Shandelee. She was the widow of Adna Edwards.
Mrs. Edwards is survived by four sons and daughters-in-law, Robert A. and Anna Edwards of Youngsville, Paul and Lorraine Edwards of Anaheim, Calif., Frederick and Bonnie Edwards of Tupelo, Miss., and Donald and Carol Edwards of Livingston Manor; a daughter and son-in-law, Joan and James Dirie of Livingston Manor; a brother, and sister-in-law, Norvin and Gertie Fries of the state of Florida; a sister-in-law, Mary Fries of Natuck, Mass; 18 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Gladys Lasher, a sister, Helen Wolfe, and two brothers, Martin Fries and Louis Fries.
Friends may call at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Lee Andrews officiating.
Burial will be made in Greenhill Cemetery in Youngsville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Family Council of Sullivan County Adult Care Center, Sunset Lake Road, Liberty, N.Y. 12754; the Youngsville Community Reformed Church at Youngsville, N.Y. 12788 or to the Alzheimer's Research Foundation, 15925 Shady Grove Rd., Suite 140. Rockville, Md. 20850.
William C. Wood
Ret. Serviceman, 54
William "Woody" Wood of Lawton, Okla., a retired Master Sergeant of the United States Army, died Sunday, February 13, 2005, in Lawton. He was 54 years of age.
The son of the late James and Ruth Hagenow Wood, he was born June 19, 1950, in Rhode Island.
A 1968 graduate of Delaware Valley Central School in Callicoon, he joined the Army in New York City, retiring from the service in 1991. He earned numerous awards and citations including a Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Commendation Medal with Second Oak Leaf Cluster, National Defense Service Medal with Service Star, Army Achievement Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Noncomissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon-3, Combat Infantry Badge and the Drill Sergeant Identification Badge. He received an Associate's degree from the University of Maryland. In 1990 he received his LPN Certification from Great Plains Vo-Tech and was employed at Comanche County Memorial Hospital until his death.
He is survived by two sons, Brian Wood and David Bollinger and his wife, Teana; a daughter Jessica Lisabeth Wood; two step-daughters, Rachel McCormick and Robin Hinson; and his fianceé Terri Stephens, all of Lawton, Okla.; a brother, Bruce Wood and his wife, Darla, of Mongaup Valley; and eight grandchildren. He was predeceased by an aunt, Alice Hagenow Moore.
A memorial service will be held at noon at Liberty Lake Park in Lawton, Okla., on Friday.
Loretta E. Gilbert
Registered Nurse, 67
Loretta E. Gilbert of Huntersville, N.C., a former longtime resident of Lake Huntington and a registered nurse with the Presbyterian Hospital Wellsley Health Care in Charlotte, N.C., died Wednesday, February 16, 2005, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 67 years of age.
The daughter of the late Frederick and Natalie "Lillian" DeSantis Gasko, she was born September 2, 1937, in Lake Huntington.
A graduate of Narrowsburg Central School and St. Claire's Nursing School in New York City, she was a registered nurse at Community General Hospital in Harris before moving to North Carolina. A plaque, given to her by a patient, hangs in the Harris hospital which says: "For her loving, kindness, gentle and efficient care untiring devotion, unending patience during the time when it is so sorely needed." She had received a Grace Under Adversity Award at Presbyterian Hospital Wellsley Health Care. Mrs. Gilbert was also a part-owner of Gilbert's Inn in Lake Huntington for nine years.
Mrs. Gilbert was a member of the New York State Nurses Association, the Town of Cochecton Ambulance Corps and the Women's Community Club of Cochecton.
In a family statement, it was said "Our Mom was faced with many adversities over the past few years. Her positive attitude, faith in God and outlook on life is an inspiration to all of us. So it is for this inspiration that she will live on in us as we struggle through our own hardships. She will be greatly missed by her family and all that knew her."
She is survived by her husband Maurice J. Gilbert Jr., at home; five children and their spouses, Michael and Sally Gilbert and Christopher and Donna Gilbert, all of Hunters-ville, N.C., Patricia and Stephan Schmidt and Diane and Thomas Meyer, all of Jeffersonville and Andrea and Raymond Nanni of DeBary, Fla.; a brother, and sister-in-law, Fred and Mary Ann Gasko of Littleton, N.C.; a sister, Mary Ann Szabo of Lake Huntington; an aunt, Madelyn Wold of Madison, Wisc.; 14 grandchildren, Shannon and Morgan Gilbert, Kristen and Christopher Gilbert, Bryan, Michael and Erika Schmidt, Vanessa, Katrina, Joseph and Stephanie Meyer and Alexandra, Anthony and Ryan Nanni. She was predeceased by a sister, Florence Gasko.
Friends may call at the Rasmussen Funeral Home in Narrowsburg on Saturday and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Services will be held at the funeral home on Monday at 10 am, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of the Lake Roman Catholic Church in Lake Huntington. The Rev. Gus Richadson, O.F.M., and Rev. Anthony McGuire O.F.M., will concelebrate.
Burial will be made in St. Francis Cemetery in Narrowsburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the CRMC Outpatient Oncology Medication Fund, P.O. Box 421, 68 Harris-Bushville Rd., Harris, N.Y. 12742, Attn.: Jennifer Cadiz.