April 29, 2005
Robert E. Coburn
Ret. Meat Cutter, 78
Robert E. Coburn, a longtime resident of Monticello and a retired meat cutter for the A&P in Monticello, died Tuesday, April 26, 2005, at the Stratton VA Medical Center in Albany. He was 78 years of age.
The son of the late Edwin and Theodosia Mac Travis Coburn, he was born September 14, 1926, in Irvington, N.J. He was the widower of Margaret Froelich Coburn who died June 18, 2002.
A World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy, he served from 1943 to 1946. Mr. Coburn was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Forestburgh and the Ruddick-Trowbridge Post #73, American Legion, in Monticello.
He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Jane and Charles Farina of Niskayuna; two brothers, "Mac" Coburn of Cottondale, Fla., and Richard Coburn of the state of Florida; and two grandchildren, Caroline Jane Farina and Nicholas Charles Farina. He was predeceased by a brother, Wally Coburn.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday at St. Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Church in Forestburgh with the Rev. Ivan Csete officiating.
Burial will be made in St. Thomas Aquinas Cemetery in Forestburgh.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Forestburgh Rd., Forestburgh, N.Y. 12777.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Monticello.
Max Berger, 69
Max Berger of Monticello, a longtime resident of Sullivan County who resided at Crystal Run Village, died Monday, April 25, 2005, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 69 years of age.
The son of Morris Berger, he was born November 30, 1935, in New York City.
In a statement of friends, it was said, "He attended the Rose Valley Senior Program in Monticello. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him."
He is survived by all his friends at Crystal Run Village.
Services were held Thursday at the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Woodbourne.
Helen M. Doheny
Helen Manolakos Doheny of Liberty, a writer, died Sunday, April 24, 2005, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 80 years of age.
The daughter of the late John and Mary Manolakos, she was born June 3, 1924, in Suffern. She was the widow of Jack Doheny who died in 1980.
Mrs. Doheny was a member of St. Peter's Church in Liberty and the Poetry Guild. She was also a member of the Foster Grandparents' Program of the Liberty Central School. She had several of her works published and she was the recipient of several awards for her literature and poetry.
In a statement by her son, it was said, "My life was blessed to have a mother who was loving, strong but kind-hearted with a deep sense of spirituality. She had a keen wit and loved animals. As a writer and poet herself, she loved painting, music and dancing. In her youth, she traveled and explored, experiencing life to its fullest. My mother was loved by all who knew her and will be missed by her family and friends."
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Jonathan and Jan Statt of Liberty; a grandson, Jonathan Jerrold Statt of Liberty; a special niece and her husband, Joyce and Larry Chatfield of Northport, Fla.; a brother-in-law, Charles McLaughlin of Northport, Fla.; a sister-in-law, Nell Manolakos of Uncasville, Conn.; and several cousins. She was predeceased by a sister, Catherine McLaughlin, and a brother, Thomas Manolakos.
Services were private with the Rev. Ivan Csete officiating.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Liberty.
Robert Ferry Sr.
Ret. Dispatcher, 69
Robert F. Ferry Sr. of Pond Eddy, a retired dispatcher for the Narrowsburg Lumber Company in Shohola, Pa., died Tuesday, April 26, 2005, at his home. He was 69 years of age.
The son of the late Robert and Alice McElroy Ferry, he was born October 3, 1935, in Orange, N.J.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Korea. Mr. Ferry was a member of St. Ann's R.C. Church in Shohola, Pa.
In a family statement, it was said, "Robert loved his family and his horses. He also enjoyed his part-time bartender position of many years at Rohman's Hotel in Shohola."
He is survived by his wife, Sally McGarry Ferry, at home; a son and daughter-in-law, Robert F. Jr. and Zoe Ferry of Pond Eddy; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Leanne and Andrew Fraccio of Barryville, Colleen and Robert Couturier of Shohola, Pa., Tracy E. and Mark Witkowski of Greenville Township and Lorraine Ferry of Pond Eddy; and ten grandchildren, Robert Michael, Kelly Anne, Brenda and April Ferry, Maxwell Luke and Grace Sallyann Fraccio, Sydney and Lukas Couturier and Sam and Molly Witkowski.
A Mass of Resurrection will be offered at 10 a.m. at St. Ann's R.C. Church, Shohola, Pa., with the Rev. Thomas J. Petro officiating.
Burial will be made in St. Ann's Cemetery in Shohola, Pa.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lumberland Ambulance, P.O. Box 91, Glen Spey, N.Y. 12737-0091.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Gray-Rasmussen Funeral Home in Barryville.
Donald A. Flood
Tree Surgeon, 45
Donald A."Snapper" Flood of Thompsonville, a former longtime resident of Port Jervis and a tree surgeon for Asplundh Tree Co., died Monday, April 25, 2005, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 45 years of age.
The son of the late Robert Eugene Sr. and Lila Gunderman Flood, he was born December 30, 1959, in Middletown.
He was formerly a heavy equipment operator for Wilson Excavators in Sarasota, Fla. One of his hobbies included stock car racing.
He is survived by four brothers and two sisters-in-law, Robert E. Jr. and Annmarie Flood and Edward Flood, all of Forestburgh, Michael and Yvonne Flood of Monticello and Richard Jenks of Forestburgh; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Anna Marie and Brad Jones of Susquehanna, Pa., Emily and Robert Dombrowanski of Tuckerton, N.J., and Martha and James Kennedy of New Hampton; his fiancée, Doris M. Corter and her four children; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Gary Flood, and a sister, Dorena Hadden.
Services were held Thursday at the Gray-Parker Funeral Home in Port Jervis with the Rev. James Brosius of the First Baptist Church officiating.
Burial was made in the Rural Valley Cemetery in Cuddebackville.
Ret. Bookkeeper, 84
Gloria M. Oliva-Dami of Wurtsboro, a retired bookkeeper for Dami Employment Agency in Long Island City, died Monday, April 25, 2005, at the Elant at Erie Station in Middletown. She was 84 years of age.
The daughter of the late Joseph and Julia Cochrane Oliva, she was born February 28, 1921, in Queens.
Mrs. Oliva-Dami was a member of St. Joseph's Church in Wurtsboro and of the Ave Maria Guild of the church. She was also a member of the Mamakating Republican Committee, the Mamakating Moose Lodge, and the Mamakating and Westbrookville Senior Citizens.
She is survived by two sisters, Helen Versaggi of Rockville Centre and Theresa Fernandez of Connecticut; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Joseph Oliva and her longtime companion, William A. Dami.
A Funeral Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. on Friday at St. Joseph's Church, Sullivan St., Wurtsboro, with the Rev. Peter Madori officiating.
Burial will be made in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Wurtsboro.
Funeral arrangements were made by the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Wurtsboro.
Betty Mednick of Woodridge, a longtime area resident and a homemaker, died Wednesday, April 27, 2005, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 85 years of age.
The widow of Joseph Sol Mednick, she was born November 27, 1919, in Brooklyn.
She is survived by two sons, Murray Mednick and his wife, Christine, of California, and Marvin Mednick of Savannah, Ga.; three daughters, Audrey Herman of North Carolina, Blanche Mednick of Brooklyn and Beverly Isberg of Woodridge; two sisters, Mildred Berman of California and Shirley Love of Riverdale; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Gilbert Mednick.
Graveside services and burial will be held on Friday at the Woodridge Synagogue Cemetery in Glen Wild with Rabbi Ben Zion Chanowitz officiating.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello.
Ret. Attorney, 88
Harold Sussman of Liberty and Boca Raton, Fla., a lifelong area resident and a retired attorney, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, April 26, 2005, in Boca Raton. He was 88 years of age.
The son of the late Jacob and Anna Barish Sussman, he was born January 16, 1917, in Ferndale.
A graduate of Liberty High School and St. John's University, he was the first Jewish president of the student body at the university. He was also a graduate of St. John's University Law School. Mr. Sussman practiced law for more than 50 years in Liberty where he also served as village attorney from 1950 to 1971 and was an estate transfer tax attorney for New York State.
Mr. Sussman was also a past Grand Exalted Ruler of the Liberty Elks Lodge #1545; a founding member of the Liberty Chapter of Rotary International; and a member of both Congregation Ahavath Israel in Liberty and the Ferndale Synagogue.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Florence Yeager Sussman, at home; a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Gayle Sussman; a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Dr. Marvin Frogel; five grandchildren, Jeffrey, Amy and Rachel Sussman and David Frogel and Nicole Frogel Cohen; two great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by three sisters, Becky Tannenbaum, Yetta Wiener Abramson and Pearl Perlmutter, and a brother, Moe Sussman.
Services were held Thursday at Congregation Ahavath Israel Synagogue in Liberty with Rabbi Marvin Goldman officiating.
Burial was made in the Ahavath Israel Cemetery in Liberty.
Memorial contributions may be made to Congregation Ahavath Israel Synagogue, Liberty, N.Y. 12754 or to the charity of one's choice.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello.
Thomas E. Powers
Founded East Ridge, 93
Thomas E. Powers of Hankins, the founder with his son, Tom Powers Jr., of East Ridge in Hankins, died Wednesday, April 27, 2005, at his home. He was 93 years of age.
The son of the late Thomas Francis and Katherine Votruba Powers, he was born June 7, 1911, in Chadron, Neb.
East Ridge is a recovery center for people with all kinds of addictions. During his business career he worked as a commercial artist, radio and television program director, advertising and marketing executive, author, editor and publisher. Since 1964 he was chairman and general supervisor of all the businesses and projects of East Ridge.
Mr. Powers is survived by his wife, Meredith Powers, at home; a son, Thomas R. Powers; four daughters, Katherine Curtis, Clare Renzulli, Joan Stein and Rachel Dingle; 16 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Private funeral services will be held Friday at the East Ridge Chapel.
Graveside services and burial will be made in the Callicoon Cemetery.