March 11, 2005
Charlotte Morton, 75
Ret. Registered Nurse
Charlotte "Lou" Goodchild Morton of Pine Bush, a former resident of Woodbourne, died Saturday, March 5, 2005, at the Orange Regional Medical Center, after a long, hard battle fighting pulmonary disease. She was 75 years of age.
The daughter of the late Francis and Rose Allen Goodchild, she was born July 31, 1929, in Chateaugay. She was the widow of John H. Morton who died February 13, 1975.
Mrs. Morton was a member of Holy Trinity Church in Poughkeepsie, the Immaculate Conception Church in Woodbourne and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Clarence Hoyt Post No. 9217, Veterans of Foreign Wars, in Liberty.
After the death of her husband, she attended Sullivan County Community College to become a medical lab assistant, where she received an award for making the most progress in the program. She graduated in 1976. She later attended Dutchess County College for nursing where she remained on the Dean's List until she graduated in 1982, becoming a registered nurse from which profession she retired in July 1992.
In a family statement, it was said, "Charlotte, who was better known as 'Lou' or 'Lucille,' was very devoted to her family and was always looking out for everybody else."
She is survived by four daughters and three sons-in-law, Veronica and Michael Evans of Bradley, Donna and Butch Kortright of Parksville, Tonya and Troy Moore of Ft. Benning, Ga., and Gayle Montanya of Pine Bush; a son and daughter-in-law, Dale and Lauretta Morton of Woodbourne; three sisters, Janet Miller of Massena, Joy Wake of Syracuse and Joyce Wake of Sidney; two brothers-in-law, Richard Manning of Chateaugay and Donald Morton and his wife, Marge, of Pine Bush; 25 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Eugene Morton, a brother, Buddy Goodchild and a sister, Ellen Manning.
Friends may call at the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home, 396 Main St., Woodbourne on Friday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.
Interment will be made in the Grahamsville Rural Cemetery in the Spring.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia Foundation, 1311 Mamaroneck Ave., 3rd Floor, White Plains, N.Y. 10605 and/or to the National Kidney Foundation, 15 Prince St., Rochester, N.Y. 14607.
John P. Semo
Ret. Maintenance Man, 84
John P. Semo of Liberty, a resident of Sullivan County since 1949 and a retired maintenance man at the Raleigh Hotel in South Fallsburg, died Sunday, March 6, 2005, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 84 years of age.
The son of the late Stephen and Anna Grabowski Semo, he was born July 13, 1920 in Barnesboro, Pa. He was the widower of Katherine Joan Martin Semo who died in 1984.
A World War II Army Air Force veteran, he served from 1942 to 1946, achieving the rank of Technical Sergeant with the Military Police.
Mr. Semo was a member of St. Peter's Church in Liberty.
He is survived by two sons, John "Jack" Semo of Liberty and Stephen Semo and his wife, Kim, of Chandler, Ariz.; two daughters, Katherine McCombs and her husband, George, of Cragsmoor, and Donna DiBartolo of Liberty; a brother Steven Semo and his wife, Sue, of Cleveland, Ohio; five sisters, Mary Kudlawiec of St. Benedict, Pa., Frances Semo of Barnesboro, Pa., Sylvia Guitar and her husband, Bill, of Warren, Mich., Jean Szczurek and her husband, John, of Ft. Myers, Fla., and Patricia Savolski and her husband, Edward, of Pittsburgh, Pa.; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, Paul and Edward Semo; a daughter-in-law, Eileen Semo, and a son-in-law, Anthony DiBartolo
A Funeral Mass will be offered at 11 a.m. on Friday at St. Peter's Church, 264 N. Main St., Liberty, with the Rev. Ivan Csete officiating.
Burial with military honors will be held in St. Peter's Cemetery after the mass.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Liberty.
Ret. Bookkeeper, 87
Roma Soracco Sutherland of Liberty, a lifelong area resident and a former bookkeeper for Crawford Overhead Doors in Liberty, died Tuesday, March 8, 2005, at the Sullivan County Adult Care Center in Liberty. She was 87 years of age.
The daughter of the late John and Albina Bajino Soracco, she was born February 18, 1918, in Liberty. She was the widow of William P. Sutherland who died in 1997 after 58 years of marriage.
She attended New York University and later graduated from Lowell Business College in Binghamton. She worked as a secretary for Judge Lawrence Cooke; and then was a kindergarten teacher at St. Peter's School in Liberty.
Mrs. Sutherland was a member of St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church in Liberty, Court Mary Anthony of the Catholic Daughters of the Americans, and St. Paul's Senior Citizens.
In a family statement, it was said, "She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and will be missed by us all."
She is survived by four children and their spouses, Margaret "Peggy" and Lynn Morgans of Liberty, William F. and Mary Sutherland of Parksville, Maria and Gene Ackerley of Grahamsville, and Dr. Jon K. and Justine Sutherland of Parksville; 13 grandchildren, James Sutherland and his family, Chris Morgans and his wife, Linda Argentati, and their children, Kevin and Kelsey, Shawn Morgans and his wife, Mary, and son, Brian, Michael Sutherland, Laurie Birrer and her husband, Beat, Daniel Sutherland and his wife, Pam, and their children, Caitlyn, Joey and Emily, J.R. Ackerley, Lindsay Ackerley, Stephanie Sutherland, Meghan Ackerley, Jamie Sutherland and Justin Sutherland; a sister-in-law, Ann Soracco of Liberty; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three brothers, John, Louis and Frank Soracco, two sisters, Anna Lamoreaux and Albina Bitjeman and a sister-in-law, Helen Sutherland.
Friends may call at the Ramsay's Funeral Home, 275 S. Main St., Liberty, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at St. Peter's Church in Liberty at 11:45 a.m. on Saturday, with Monsignor Edward Straub officiating.
Burial will be St. Peter's Cemetery in Liberty.
Memorial contributions may be made to St Peter's Building Fund, 264 N. Main St., Liberty, N.Y. 12754.
Eugene B. Larsen
Ret. Engineer, 81
Eugene Burton Larsen of Ellenville, a former resident of the Bronx and Lindenhurst, L.I., and a former chief engineer for City College in the Bronx, died Sunday, March 5, 2005, at the Kingston Hospital. He was 81 years of age.
The son of the late Jewel and Bertha Lois Larsen, he was born February 17, 1924, in Algona, Iowa.
A veteran of World War II, he served on a number of ships including the Thomas W. Bickett, the Mormacport, the Zoella Lykes and the Czechoslovakia Victory, as a fireman and engineer for the U.S. Merchant Marines and Coast Guard.
After his discharge he married and he and his wife raised their three children in the Bronx. He worked at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx as boiler room fireman, before going to work for City College.
Mr. Larsen was a member of Aviation Volunteer #3 Firehouse in Harding Park of the Bronx and was a member of the Point Yacht Club.
He is survived by his wife, Lillian Larsen, at home; two daughters, Barbra Larsen-Holtz of South Fallsburg and Susan Acquafredda and her husband, Thomas, of the Bronx; a son, Kenneth Larsen and his wife, Barbra, of South Fallsburg; six grandchildren, Leslie Fishman and her husband Vesel Gjeka of South Fallsburg, Darlene Larsen and her husband, Jason Schultze of Rockville Centre, Lisa Macri; and her husband, Anthony, of the Bronx, Susann Larsen of South Fallsburg, Nicole Acquafredda of the Bronx, and Blair Larsen-Holtz of South Fallsburg; a great-grandson, Arion Gjeka of South Fallsburg; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Don and Lois Larsen of Iowa, and Marlin Larsen of California; a sister, Ruth of Iowa; a sister-in-law, Wanda Larsen of California and a host of nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Verle Larsen, and a sister-in-law, Irene Larsen, and a son-in-law, Bob Holtz. He also leaves behind his best friend, Astrid, his dog.
Services will be held at 10:30 on Friday at the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home, 396 Main St., Woodbourne, with the Rev. Robert Pinto officiating.
Burial will be made in Kensico Cemetery in Valhalla.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of the United States, 2100 L. Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20037.
Florence H. Krusa
Florence H. Krusa, a homemaker and a resident of Liberty for over 75 years, died Monday, March 7, 2005, at the Achieve Rehab and Nursing Facility in Liberty, where she had resided for the past nine years. She was 101 years of age.
The daughter of the late John Henry Hinze and May M. Kline Hinze-Carlson, she was born April 29, 1903, in Jersey City, N.J. She was the widow of the Rev. Henry B. Krusa, a former pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Liberty.
Following her marriage, she managed the Krusa family and followed a rigorous schedule related to her church. She was active in the Community Garden Club of Liberty and in other community affairs.
She is survived by a step-son, Dr. Hans Krusa of North Carolina; a nephew, John Holland of Pine Beach, N.J.; grand-nieces and grand-nephews, Mark Holland and his wife, Cathy, of Salisbury, Md., Paul Holland and his wife, Rose, of North Caldwell, N.J., Peter Holland and his wife, Julie, and Mary Brennan and her husband, Thomas, all of Mahwah, N.J., and Elizabeth Ford and her husband, Al, of St. Charles, Ill; eight great-grand nieces and four great-grand-nephews. She was predeceased by a half-brother, Frank Carlson, and three step-children, Paul Krusa, Ruth VanEtten and Elsa Hetterling.
Services were held Thursday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Liberty with the Rev. Audrey Pedersen officiating.
Burial was made in the family plot in the Jeffersonville Methodist Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 26 Chestnut St., Liberty, N.Y. 12754.
Ret. Plumber, 97
Howard Schaefer, a longtime resident of Shelton, Conn., a former resident of Livingston Manor, died Monday, February 28, 2005, at the Masonic Home in Utica. He was 97 years of age.
The son of the late George and Emma Buddenhagen Schaefer, he was born February 6, 1908, in the Beechwoods. He was the widow of E. DeVoe Schaefer.
Mr. Schaefer was a member of Livingston Manor Masonic Lodge since 1929 and according to his daughter, "He made most of the meetings, except for the past two years after he went to the Masonic Home, staying with a friend in Roscoe to be near by."
He is survived by a daughter, Connie Sondergaard of Worchester, and a niece, Sharon Roehrig of New Jersey. He was predeceased by two brothers, Ernest and Herman Schaefer, and two sisters, Eloise and Helen.
A memorial service will be held in Connecticut.
Burial was made in Shelton, Conn.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Livingston Manor Masonic Lodge, Livingston Manor, N.Y. 12758.
Mary E. Williams
Mary Elizabeth Williams, a nine-year resident of Canton, Kansas, and formerly a New York State resident, died Tuesday, March 1, 2005, at the St. Francis campus of Via Christi Regional Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas. She was 69 years of age.
The daughter of the late Thomas and Gertrude McGrady Kyles, she was born October 24, 1935, in Southfields. She was the widow of Phillip Williams, who died in 1987, and Bernard P. Memmelaar Sr., who died in 1992.
She is survived by three sons, Richard Memmelaar and his wife, Joyce, of Newburgh, Michael Memmelaar of Bullville and Kevin Schock of Bloomingburg; four daughters and sons-in-law, Valerie and Michael Vineski, and Mary Elkins, all of Hillsboro, Kans., Ruth and Rafael Santiago of Middletown, Joanne Okolo and her husband, Joe Goldstein, of Tarrytown, Jennifer and Timothy Sterbenz of Round Lake, Ill.; a daughter-in-law, Pam Memmelaar of Bullville; three brothers, Thomas Kyles of Chester, Thomas D. Kyles of Goshen and Michael Conklin of Chester; four sisters, Joan Edwards of Monroe, Virginia Smith of Chester, Carol Doremus of Chester and Diane Decker of Highland Falls; 18 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. She was predeceased by two sons, Bernard Peter Memmelaar Jr. and Andrew Memmelaar, a brother, Butch Conklin, and four sisters, Grace Conklin, Berniece Payne, Joyce Kyles and Agnes Edwards.
Cremation was private.
A memorial service was held Friday at the Shiloh Manor Nursing Home Chapel in Canton, Kans., with Pastor Charles Priddy officiating.
A graveside memorial service with the burial of the cremains will be held at the Modena Cemetery in the Spring.
Esther E. Maddox
Ret. Social Wkr., 80
Esther E. Maddox of the Bronx, a former resident of Ellenville and a retired social worker for the New York City Department of Social Services, died Wednesday, March 2, 2005 at the Campbell Hall Rehabilitation Center. She was 80 years of age.
The daughter of the late John and Laura Life Maddox, she was born September 11, 1924, in Buffalo.
She moved to New York State from Savannah, Ga., when she was 14. Mrs. Maddox attended Ellenville High School and later moved to the Bronx where she held many jobs before being employed by the City of New York.
She is survived by a brother, John D. Maddox of Georgia; four sisters, Hazel B. Maddox of Ellenville, Hilda S. Maddox of Washingtonville, Deborah L. Lawson of White Plains and Dora M. James of New Jersey; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by two brothers, Clarence W. and Levon E. Maddox, and a sister, Virginia Williams.
Services were held Wednesday at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Ellenville with Pastor Cuke officiating.
Interment was made in the Fantinekill Cemetery in Ellenville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Seventh Day Adventist Church Building Fund, Clinton Ave., and Center St., Ellenville, N.Y. 12428.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Woodbourne.
Ret. UPS Mechanic, 63
Stephen Skabowski of Beach Lake, Pa., a retired mechanic for UPS and a 10-year area resident, died Sunday, March 6, 2005, at the Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale, Pa. He was 63 years of age.
The son of the late Stephen and Mary Raulson Skabowski, he was born September 3, 1941, in Williamsburg, N.Y.
He was a veteran of the United States Air Force.
In a family statement, it was said, "Stephen was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a special person that made friends everywhere he went. Him and his fella did everything together, inseparable. He will greatly be missed by all."
He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Victoria Terepka Skabowski, at home; a daughter, Lisa Maxson of Long Island, a son, Andrew Skabowski of Katy, Tex.; four grandchildren, Kimberly, Meghan and Liam Maxson and Kyle Skabowski; and a brother Robert Skabowski of Stockholm, N.J.
Services were held Wednesday at the Rasmussen Funeral Home in Narrowsburg.
Cremation was made at the Maple Hill crematory in Archbald, Pa.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Upper Delaware Valley Cancer Center, 113 Pocono Dr., Milford, Pa. 18337.
Josephine Valenti DelTorto, a 14-year resident of Burlingham, formerly of New Rochelle and a homemaker, died Friday, March 4, 2005, after a long battle with cancer. She was 73 years of age.
The daughter of the late Luigi and Luigia Amorosa Valenti, she was born September 28, 1931, in New Rochelle.
In a family statement, it was said, "Josephine loved life, especially being with her family and many friends."
She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Pasquale J. DelTorto, at home; two daughters, Catherine Ahern, and Susan and her husband, Richard Duksa; a son, Robert DelTorto and his wife, Dottie Hilton; three grandchildren, Jennifer Bradbury, Jamie Ahern and Claudia Duksa; and a great-granddaughter, Isabella Catherine Bradbury.
A Funeral Mass was offered Tuesday at Holy Family Church in New Rochelle, N.J.
Interment was made in the Beechwoods Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 95 Schwenk Ave., Kingston, N.Y. 12401.
John Curry Sr.
Owned Garage, 56
John Curry Sr. of Woodbourne, a lifelong area resident and the proprietor of Grandpa John's Garage, died Monday, March 7, 2005, at his home. He was 56 years of age.
The son of the late James and Dorothy Sumpf Curry, he was born November 1, 1948, in Liberty.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Sandy Curry, at home; two sons, James William Curry, at home, and John Curry Jr. and his wife, Annette, of Hurleyville; two daughters, Ann Marie Deck of Neversink, and Georgianna Curry and her companion, Robert, of Loch Sheldrake; a brother and sister-in-law, William and Betty Curry of Loch Sheldrake; two nephews, Tony Curry of Loch Sheldrake and Robert Curry and his wife, Ursula, of Liberty; five grandchildren, Joshua and Ashley Deck, Jonathon Curry and his wife, Sarah, Stephanie Curry and Garrett Connor; and many friends, including close friends, John and Penny Ackerly of Loch Sheldrake.
Services were held Thursday at the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Woodbourne.
Interment was made in the Hillside Cemetery.
Ret. Secretary, 67
Marion Shela Aikens Tole of Monticello, a former secretary for the Guardian Life Insurance Co. in Manhattan, died Wednesday, March 2, 2005, at the Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla. She was 67 years of age.
The daughter of the late John R. and Christine Boozer Aikens, she was born September 3, 1936, in Far Rockaway. She was the widow of Bendriis Torie Tole.
She received her early Christian training at the Bethel A.M.E. Church in Far Rockaway and after relocating to Monticello became a member of the Bethelion Temple in Cochecton.
In a family statement, it was said, "Marion used her wisdom and knowledge in the nurturing of her family and all those whose lives she touched She believed that love and respect for each other was important for family unity."
She is survived by her daughter, Livaida; a son, Kuidon Tole of Woodbourne; a son-in-law, Winston Hadaway; two grandchildren, Torri and Chemese Hadaway; two sisters, Rebecca and Helen Aikens; and numerous other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by a daughter, Kelata Pia Tole.
Services were held Thursday at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Monticello.
Burial was made in the Rock Ridge Cemetery in Monticello.
Kenneth O. Hansen
Ret. Safety Engr., 77
Kenneth O. Hansen of Monticello, a retired safety engineer for Peerless Insurance Co., died Wednesday, March 9, 2005, at his home. He was 77 years of age.
The son of the late Eugenia and Elith Hansen, he was born August 23, 1927, in Jamaica, N.Y.
In a family statement, it was said, "Ken was always involved in community organizations, starting with the Civil Air Patrol and Boy Scouts in the 1940s and ending with the Monticello Volunteer Ambulance Corps and the Ski Patrol on Holiday Mountain."
Mr. Hansen also served on the council and sang in the choir of Our Saviour Lutheran Church in Jamaica. He was president of the Sperry Ski Club, a Scout Master in Keene, N.H., and on the ski patrol at Hogback Mountain in Vermont.
He is survived by his wife, Babette, at home; a daughter, Karen, and her son, Tyler, both of New Jersey; and a son, David and his wife, Cynthia Hansen, of San Jose, Calif. He was predeceased by a brother, Elith P. Hansen.
Friends may call at the Ramsay's Funeral Home, 55 St. John St., Monticello, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Private cremation will be made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
A graveside service with military honors and interment of the cremains will be held Wedneday at 11:30 a.m. at the Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery in Liberty.
Stuart DeWolf, 78
Ret. Telephone Emply.
Stuart Lee DeWolf of Winston-Salem, N.C., a retired telephone company employee of both the Pacific Telephone Co. in Oakland, Calif., and Western Electric, died Sunday, February 6, 2005, at the Wakeforest University Baptist Medical Center in North Carolina. He was 78 years of age.
The son of the late Roger and Ella Campbell Gray DeWolf, he was born July 22, 1926, in New London, Conn.
In a family statement, it was said, "An avid 'rockhound' while living in California, he enjoyed camping and fishing in the Sierra Nevada Mountains as well as catfishing at Bob Fulton's pond on the Royce/Gully family farm in White Lake. It was here also, at Royce Crest farm, where he spent many happy hours blueberry picking, hunting squirrels, woodchucks and deer, and instilling in his sons a passion for outdoor adventure and a deep love for the natural world."
A veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving at Barber's Point NAS in Oahu, Hawaii, he was a member of the American Legion in Winston-Salem and a member of the Sgt. Andrew Brucher Post No. 5911,Veterans of Foreign Wars, in White Lake.
Mr. DeWolf was a member of the Southbound Model Railroaders Club, the Stamp Club of Winston-Salem the Forsyth Gem and Mineral Club and the Winston-Salem Bowling Association.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Joanne Gully DeWolf; two sons and daughters-in-law, Alan Campbell and Linda DeWolf of Quincy, Calif., and Stephen Royce and Leslie DeWolf of Lafayette, Calif.; four grandchildren, Jeffrey Alan DeWolf, Eric Maurice DeWolf, Sara Lauren DeWolf and Claire Louise DeWolf; and two great-grandsons, Tristan and Alexander DeWolf.
A memorial service and celebration of his life was held February 11 at the First Christian Church in Winston-Salem with the Rev. Michael Simpson officiating.
Interment will be made in Evergreen Cemetery in Bethel at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church, 2320 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27104 or to the Southbound Model Railroaders Club.
Auto Body Repairman, 37
James Coltelluccio of Rock Hill, an auto body repairman with Monroe Ford in Monroe and a former resident of Staten Island, died Tuesday, March 8, 2005, at his home He was 37 years of age.
The son of Patricia Gregorio and the late Emanuel Vincent Coltelluccio, he was born September 18, 1967, in Brooklyn.
Mr. Coltelluccio was a member of the Rock Hill Fire Department and a member of the Moose Lodge in Wurtsboro.
In a family statement, it was said, "He will be sadly missed by all of his friends at Dutch's Tavern in Rock Hill. He was a big guy with a big heart, who was always there for everyone."
He is survived by his mother of Rock Hill; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Christine and Robert Fair of Monticello, Stephanie and Gino Gaglia of Highland Mills and Dawn and Lami Kosic of Staten Island; a brother and sister-in-law, Emanuel Jr. and Jennifer Coltelluccio of Lake Ronkonkoma; and seven nieces and nephews, Manny III, Matthew, Amir, Anthony, Joseph, Kayla and Sophia.
Friends may call at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 401 Broadway, 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. Peter's Church, Broadway and Liberty Street, in Monticello.
Burial will be made in the Glen Wild Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Rock Hill Fire Department, Rock Hill, N.Y. 12775.
Louis J. Bruno
Retired Chauffer, 79
Louis J. Bruno of Monticello, a retired chauffer with the New York City Parks Department and a former resident of Brooklyn, died Wednesday, March 9, 2005, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 79 years of age.
The son of the late Anthony and Mary Aliano Bruno, he was born September 8, 1925, in Brooklyn.
A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, he served as a lance corporal during World War II.
Mr. Bruno is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Louise and Joe Trust of Monticello and Marion and Paul Misner of Loch Sheldrake; eight grandchildren, Angela, Dean and Robert Guadagno, Paul Jr. and Jamie Misner and Chris, Colette and Robert Victor; five great-grandchildren, C.J. and Jaclyn Victor, and Edward, Allan and Sage Guadagno.
Friends may call at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 401 Broadway, Monticello, on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
A Funeral Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. on Monday at St. Peter's Church, Broadway and Liberty St., Monticello.
Entombment with military honors will take place at St. John's Cemetery in Middle Village.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.
James R. Norris
Former DJ, 60
James R. Norris of Briscoe, a former disc jockey with WITY in Danville, Ill., died Wednesday, March 9, 2005 at the Bronx Veterans Administration Medical Center. He was 60 years of age.
The son of Margaret Lare Norris Peters and the late Raymond Norris, he was born May 12, 1944, in Swan Lake.
While working as a disc jockey, he had a show called "The Housewife Hall of Fame" and a daily program that had a country music format.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force where he was a K-9 trainer of dogs being sent into action in Vietnam.
Mr. Norris is survived by his mother of Briscoe; two sisters, Janet Deppa and Nancy Cavanagh, both of Briscoe; two daughters, Darlene Squires of Oswego and Debra Lewis of Swan Lake; a granddaughter, Amanda Lewis; three nephews, Ronald and Peter Deppa of Briscoe and Michael Cavanagh of Franklin Square; and two nieces, Kelli Cavanagh of Smithtown and Jennifer Cavanagh of Wappingers Falls.
Friends may call at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville on Saturday from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Lee Andrews officiating.
Burial will be made in the Laurel Hill Cemetery in White Sulphur Springs.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jeffersonville Fire Department or the Jeffersonville First Aid Squad, both at Jeffersonville, N.Y. 12748.