May 17, 2005
Donald J. Diehl
Ret. Dairy Farmer, 77
Donald J. Diehl of Damascus, Pa., a retired dairy farmer and a lifelong area resident, died Wednesday, May 11, 2005, at his home. He was 77 years of age.
The son of the late Fred and Ruth Sutliff Diehl, he was born October 7, 1927, in Damascus, Pa.
A World War II veteran of the U.S. Army, he was a member of the American Legion, the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau and the National Rifle Association.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Juanita Hocker Diehl, at home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Bonny and Ira Dobson of Damascus, Pa., and Inez and Bert Rickard of Honesdale, Pa.; two sons and daughters-in-law, W. Donald and Eileen Diehl of Damascus, Pa., and Louis F. and Jule of Damascus, Pa.; a brother, Robert Diehl; eight grandchildren, Matthew Salzameda, Jason and Chris Richard, Fred and Nicole Diehl and Ryan, Adam and Eric Diehl; a great-grandson, Noah Salzameda; a step-granddaughter, Michelle Tyler; a step-great-granddaughter, Victoria Tyler; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Saturday at the Rasmussen Funeral Home in Narrowsburg.
Burial was made in the Conklin Hill Cemetery in Damascus, Pa.
Frances L. Eck
Ret. Domestic, 85
Frances L. Eck of Ellenville, a lifelong area resident and a domestic for the Marvin family for over 50 years, died Sunday, May 8, 2005, in Ellenville.
The daughter of the late Fred and Maude Osterhout Eck, she was born September 21, 1919, in Lackawack.
Miss Eck was a life member for over 52 years of Chapter #253, Order of the Eastern Star, in Ellenville, and a member of the Ellenville Reformed Church.
She is survived by a sister-in-law, Mrs. Frank Eck of Woodbourne; 10 nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews, great-grand-nieces and -nephews; and several great-great-grand nieces and nephews.
Services were held Sunday at the Loucks Funeral Home in Ellenville with the Rev. Jay Vogelaar officiatng.
Burial was made in the Furman Cemetery in Yeagerville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ellenville Reformed Church, 188 Canal St., Ellenville, N.Y. 12428.
Alana N. McGrath
Alana H. Fitzgerald McGrath of Livingston Manor died on Thursday, May 12, 2005, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 58 years of age.
The daughter of the late Edward and Ann Kundrick Fitzgerald, she was born May 1, 1947, in Yonkers.
Mrs. McGrath was a communicant of St. Aloysius Church in Livingston Manor.
She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Neil McGrath, at home; three sons, Raymond Brown of Yonkers, David McGrath of West Virginia and Matthew McGrath of Livingston Manor; a daughter and son-in-law, Dianne and Wayne Banks of Livingston Manor; four grandchildren, Kyle and Mason Banks of Livingston Manor, Miranda McGrath of Liberty and Matthew McGrath Sr. of New Jersey; a sister, Dianne Rotyna and her husband, Ray, of Hopewell Junction; a brother, Murial Fitzgerald of Montana; and the Hyles family of Kentucky.
A Funeral Mass was offered on Monday at St. Aloysius Church.
Interment was made in St. Aloysius Cemetery in Livingston Manor.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home in Livingston Manor.
Catherine J. Rosploch of Wurtsboro, a longtime area resident and a homemaker, died Wednesday, May 1, 2005, at the Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla. She was 79 years of age.
The daughter of the late Harry J. and Genevieve Dempsey Sullivan, she was born October 24, 1925, in New York City.
In a family statement, it was said, One of fifteen children, Catherine was a very loving and caring wife, mom, and grandmother. She was always encouraging and supportive, had a positive outlook on life and never complained, Well remember her as always smiling and enjoying Bingo.
She is survived by her husband, Martin, at home; two sons, John Michael of Vermont and Joseph of Wurtsboro; a daughter, Anne Marie Pettit of Middletown; five brothers; five sisters; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a brother, three sisters and a grandson, Steven.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered on Monday at Transfiguration Church in Masbeth, Queens.
Burial was made in the Pinelawn National Cemetery in Farmingdale.
Former Restaurant Emply., 75
Rosemarie Matarzynski of Wurtsboro, a former employee of Salvuccis Restaurant in West Hurley, died Friday, May 13, 2005, at Elant in Goshen. She was 75 years of age.
The daughter of the late Robert and Marie Fitzsimmons, she was born October 12, 1929, in Brooklyn. She was the widow of Frank Matarzynski.
In a family statement, it was said, Rosemarie had a loving heart for her grandchilden and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, John and Ellen Matarzynski of Wake Forest, N.C.; a daughter and son-in-law, Lorraine and John DeCicco of Wurtsboro; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Dolores and Raymond York of Broad Channel and Gloria and Joseph Cargo of Valley Stream; three grandchildren, William and his wife, Jennifer, Gina, Paul and Alisa; a great-grandson, Devin; and many nieces and nephews, She was predeceased by two daughters, Donna and Rosemary, and a sister, Patricia Miller.
A Funeral Mass was offered on Monday at St. Josephs Church in Wurtsboro with Fr. Joseph Heim officiating.
Burial was made in the Hurley Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Association, 2 Jefferson Plaza, Suite 103, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 12601.
Funeral arrangements were made by the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Wurtsboro.
Lynne Rosenthal Schwartz of Livingston Manor, a homemaker, died Thursday, May 12, 2005, in the state of Florida. She was 89 years of age.
The daughter of the late Isaac and Ida Rosenthal, she was born April 26, 1916, in New York City. She was the widow of Lawrence Punch Schwartz.
In a family statement, it was said, Mom was a kind, gentle and loving woman. She was a master bridge player and an avid sports fan, and always said the Florida Marlins were her boys.
Mrs. Schwartz is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Edward Eddie and Dr. Barbara Schwartz of Plymouth, Mass.; a daughter and son-in-law, Jeanne and Gary Pace of Bayside; a brother, Louis Rosenthal of Sunrise, Fla.; four grandchildren, JoAnn, Jennifer, Betsy and Ben; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Monday at the Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home in Livingston Manor.
Burial was made in the Agudas Achim Cemetery in Livingston Manor.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Eye Bank for Sight Restoration, 120 Wall St., New York, N,Y. 10005.
Ret. From A&P, 79
Arthur F. Hosking of White Sulphur Springs, a retired 30-year employee of the A&P Jane Parker Bakery Division, and also a 10-year employee of the NYS Department of Corrections in Woodbourne as a civilian worker, died Tuesday May 10, 2005, at his home, after a long illness. He was 79 years of age.
The son of the late Arthur J. and Helen Brunner Hosking, he was born May 26, 1925, in New York City.
Mr. Hosking was a member of the White Sulphur Springs Fire Department and the White Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church. A World War II combat veteran with the U.S. Navy, attached to the Second Marine Division Pacific Theatre, he participated in the Battle of the Marianas, Saipan.
He is survived by his wife, AnnaMary Angelastro Hosking, at home; three sons, and two daughters-in-law, Arthur Jr. and Nancy Hosking of Sheboygan, Wisc., Victor Hosking and his longtime companion, Bonnie, of Kirbyville, Mo., and David and Marian Hosking of White Sulphur Springs; a daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Gerard Duiker of Marina Del Rey, Calif.; seven grandchildren, Fred Hosking and his wife, Cherie, Jeff Hosking and his wife, Chris, Mata Adrianna, Haarm Pieter and Johanna Ariel Diuker, Allison Marie and Amy Catherine Hosking; and two great-grandchildren, Rheannan and Scott. He was predeceased by a sister, Evelyn Picard.
Per his request, there was no public visitation or memorial. Those who knew him will smile when they think of his wit and humor; his ability to be fair in the most trying of times and above all his love of his family, his God and his country.
Cremation was made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Ramsays Funeral Home in Liberty.
Janet E. Turk
Ret. Candler, 66
Janet Evelyn Pety Turk of Harris, a retired egg candler at Mountainpride Farms in Hasbrouck and a longtime area resident, died Thursday, May 12, 2005, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 66 years of age.
The daughter of the late Louis and Evelyn Lowe Davis, she was born October 3, 1938, in Monticello. She was the widow of Alfred Turk.
Mrs. Turk was a former member of the Concerned Citizens of Sullivan County.
She is survived by two sons, Alfred and Harold Turk, of Forestburgh; a daughter, Debra Bechuck of Houston, Tex.; a sister, Dorothy Gildersleeve of Liberty; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and seveal nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Alvin Davis, and four sisters, Ruth Davis, Margarite Tremper, Arlene Davis and Honey Jaycox.
Graveside services and burial were held Monday at the Hurleyville Cemetery with the Rev. Kenneth Rodgers officiating.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Ramsays Funeral Home in Liberty.
Ret. Businessman, 79
Julius Cohen of White Lake, a lifetime area resident who was a real estate broker, investor and developer and a partner in the Gersten-Hillman Insurance Agency in Monticello, died Saturday, May 14, 2005, at his home. He was 79 years of age.
The son of the late Isidore and Fannie Krinsky Cohen, he was born December 20, 1925, in Hurleyville.
He grew up with the family business, the Columbia Star House in Hurleyvlle, along with his brothers and sisters. Mr. Cohen attended school in Hurleyville and was a World War II Army veteran.
Mr. Cohen was also a partner in the Monticello Black Top Corp. His business career spanned over 50 years. He was the managing partner in the former Patio Motel in Monticello with his sister, the late Lillian Benmosche. He was also the president and a partner in the former Monticello Gas & Oil Company.
He was one of the founding members, along with his wife Audrey, of Temple Sholom in Monticello. Mr. Cohen was a charter member of the Monticello Elks Lodge #1544 and a member of the Sullivan County Board of Realtors; a member of the Sullivan County Independent Insurance Agents Association, the Sullivan County Community College Foundation Board and the Finance Committee of CRC. He was honored by the Community Resource Center in 1991 as Businessperson of the Year.
Mr. Cohen is survived by his wife of 56 years, Audrey Cohen, at home; a son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Sondra Cohen of South Fallsburg; a daughter and son-in-law, Stacy and Dr. Monte Sachs of White Lake; a sister, Eleanor Lederman of Monticello; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by two brothers, Abe and Sam Cohen, and four sisters, Rose Ingber, Lillian Benmosche, Martha Gold and Frieda Devans.
Graveside services and burial were held Monday at Temple Sholom Cemetery in Monticello with Rabbi Ben Zion Chanowitz officiating, along with Cantor Michael Sturm.
Memorial contributions may be made to C.R.O.C. (Citizens Reunited to Overcome Cancer), c/o Dr. Tom Eanelli, P.O. Box 860, New Hampton, N.Y. 10958 or to Temple Sholom, P.O. Box 664, Monticello, N.Y. 12701.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello.
Ret. Stonemason, 93
Leon Robe of Cochecton Center, a retired stonemason and landscaper and a 30-year area resident, died Saturday, May 14, 2005, at the Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale, Pa. He was 93 years of age.
The son of the late Edward Sr. and Alvina Wanner Robe, he was born May 17, 1911, in Hagenthal-le Bas, Alsace-Lorriane.
He was a longtime member of the Bergen County Sportsmen Association Branch 7.
In a family statement, it was said, He was an honest and hard-workng man, and a loving husband, father and grandfather and great-grandfather. His true delight lay in using his natural talents and love of natural materials to beautify the world around him. Throughout his years of work, the many beautiful trees, flowering shrubs and roses he so caringly planted, now grace many back yards and landcapes. He truly left this world a much prettier place than he found it.
Mr. Robe is survived by his wife of 70 years, Ethel Brasda Robe, at home; a daughter and son-in-law, Leona and Stephen Willis of Jeffersonville; a son, Charles Robe of Liberty; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a daughter, Lorraine Barkley, four brothers and two sisters.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the Rasmussen Funeral Home in Narrowsburg with the Rev. Mary Bryant officiating.
Burial will be made in Laurel Cemetery in Cochecton Center.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cochecton Ambulance Corps or the Lake Huntington Fire Department, both at Lake Huntington, N.Y. 12752, or you may plant a tree in his honor at your favorite location.