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May 20, 2005

Memorial Service
For Isami ‘Sam’ Kashiwagi

A memorial service for Isami “Sam” Kashiwagi of Mileses, who died January 6, 2005, will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the Holy Cross Church, Route 97, Callicoon with Fr. Ignatius Smith officiating.
A longtime area resident, Sam was an artist, beekeeper and a hatchery owner.

Deanna Olsen-Tyrrell
RN, 50

Deanna Olsen-Tyrrell of Mason, Mich., died Thursday, May 12, 2005. She was 50 years of age.
The daughter of Harvey and Eleanor Kohl Olsen, she was born May 25, 1954, in Callicoon.
A graduate of the Delaware Valley Central School, in Callicoon, Mrs. Olsen-Tyrrell graduated at the top of her nursing class from The Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.
In a family statement, it was said, “Deanna was a loving mother and friend and enjoyed her animals, gardens, playing on her computer and watching her sons’ achievements.”
She is survived by sons, Benjamin and Kohl Tyrrell, her friend and former husband, Michael Tyrrell; her parents of Hortonville; a sister and brother-in-law, Georgia and Robert Lyons; a niece and a nephew.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday at the Gorsline-Runciman Ball-Dunn Chapel in Mason, Minn.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Capital Area Humane Society, 2095 W. Grand River Ave., Lansing, Mich.

Albert C. Hiller
Ret. Lineman, 77

Albert C. Hiller of Narrowsburg, a retired lineman with NYSEG for 39 years and a lifelong area resident, died Wednesday, May 18, 2005, at his home. He was 77 years of age.
The son of the late LeRoy and Laura Young Hiller, he was born July 15, 1927, in Beach Lake, Pa.
A World War II veteran of the U.S. Army, he served as a Corporal. Mr. Hiller was a member of the Quarter Century Club of NYSEG and a former member of the Narrowsburg Fire Department.
In a family statement, it was said, “Al loved his family and life. He will be greatly missed.”
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Irma Gustafson Hiller, at home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Ronald and Terry Hiller of Conklin and Fred and Karen Hiller of Rileyville, Pa.; a daughter, Alice “Sam” Miller of Narrowsburg; two brothers, Peter Hiller of Atlanta, Ga., and Darryl Hiller and his wife, Mary, of Beach Lake, Pa.; a sister and brother-in-law, Leota and Jack Westbrook of Starucca, Pa.; a sister-in-law, Betty Hiller of North Wales, Pa.; four grandchildren, Kara and Erin Hiller and Christopher and Bryan Miller; a step-granddaughter, Tracy Lamberton and her husband, Paul; five Lamberton great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Norman Hiller, and two sisters, Marge Smith and Theola Lotsey.
Friends may call at the Rasmussen Funeral Home in Narrowsburg 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. Phyllis Haynes officiating.
Cremation will be made at the Maple Hill Crematory in Archbald, Pa.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Tusten Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Narrowsburg, N.Y. 12764 or to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY. 12550.

Margaret Evans
Ret. Nurse’s Aide, 84

Margaret Ruth Cushing Evans of Wurtsboro, a retired nurse’s aide for the New York State Psychiatric Hospital in Middletown, died Tuesday, May 17, 2005, at the Horton campus of the Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown. She was 84 years of age.
The daughter of the late Percival and Florence Cushing, she was born March 23, 1921, in Middletown.
Mrs. Evans was a member of the Community Church of Wurtsboro and a member of the Middletown Seniors Association.
She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Martin W. Evans, at home; a son, William J. Evans of Montgomery; two sisters, Eleanor Cushing of Daytona Beach, Fla., and Dorothy Cushing of Milford, Conn.; two grandchildren, William Jr. and his wife, Stacey Evans, and Michelle; two great-grandchildren, Samantha and Charlotte; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Jerry B. Evans, a daughter, Jennifer Evans, and two brothers, Ralph Cushing and William Cushing.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 111 Sullivan St., Wurtsboro, with the Rev. Robert Schwander officiating.
Burial will be made in the Sylvan Cemetery in Wurtsboro.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jerry Brian Evans Memorial Scholarship Fund, Wurtsboro, N.Y. 12790.

Ralph A. Prince
Ret. Tel Installer, 79

Ralph A. Prince of Harris, a retired installer for the New York Telephone Co. in Monticello, died Tuesday, May 10, 2005, at his home. He was 79 years of age.
The son of the late Clarence A. and Margaret T. Thomas Prince, he was born October 25, 1925, in Harris. He was the widower of Mary O’Dowd who died May 14, 2002.
A World War II Navy veteran, he was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of American-Kingston Chapter, the Hagen Hunting Club and a very active member of Liberty Lodge #521, Free and Accepted Masons, in Liberty. He was the recipient of the Masonic Distinguished Service Award in 2003.
He is survived by two brothers and sisters-in-law, James and Mary Prince of Canandaigua and George and Joan Prince of Florence, S.C.; two nephews, Edward Rock and James Prince; and two nieces, Anne M. Corrigall and Mary Frances Prince-Walter. He was predeceased by a son, Raymond, two brothers, Lawrence T. Prince and Raymond A. Prince; and two sisters, Ann Russell and Margaret Rock.
Funeral services were held Thursday at the Ramsay’s Funeral Home in Monticello with the Rev. Robert Pinto officiating.
Interment was made in St. Peter’s Cemetery in Monticello.

Barbara McNamara
Factory Employee, 63

Barbara Ann McNamara of Middletown, an employee of Hertzberg Brush factory in Middletown, died Sunday, May 15, 2005, at her home. She was 63 years of age.
The daughter of the late Edward and Martha Decker Bunton, she was born August 15, 1941, in Middletown.
Mrs. McNamara was a volunteer at the Middletown Soup Kitchen as well as with the PTA while her children were growing up.
She is survived by her husband, Thomas McNamara, at home; three children, Donna McNamara and her fiance, David Monroe, of Middletown, Toni McNamara and her fiance, Mario Moline Sr., of Monticello; and Thomas McNamara Jr. of Middletown; a daughter-in-law, Lisa Doolittle of Greenville; ten grandchildren, Crystal, Ashley, Mario, Alex, Marcus, Nicholas, David, Kayla, Michael and Jordan; a brother, Charles Bunton of Florida; two sisters, Elsie Condito of Florida and Mary Arena of Middletown; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Dennis Baker, and a grandson, Dennis Baker Jr.
Funeral services were held Thursday at the Ralston-Lippincott-Hasbrouck-Ingrassia Funeral Home in Middletown.
Burial was made in the Hillside Cemetery in Middletown.

Louise Brunning
Ret. Teacher, 93

Louise Hawkins Brunning of Bloomingburg, a retired teacher at Minisink Valley Elementary School, and a lifelong area resident, died Sunday, May 15, 2005. She was 93 years of age.
The daughter of the late Albert T. and Marie Schmid Hawkins, she was born December 13, 1911, in Mountaindale. She was the widow of Bennie Augustus Brunning.
Mrs. Brunning graduated from the Middletown High School in 1930 and from New Paltz College in 1933.
She was a former treasurer of the Middletown Area Retired Teachers Association and a member of Delta Kappa Gamma. She was also a member of the Denton Presbyterian Church where she served as a Sunday school teacher and was a past secretary-treasurer of the United Presbyterian Women. Mrs. Brunning had served as a secretary of the Bloomingburg Grange #1197, and the Orange-Sullivan Pomona Grange #8, and was a member and past secretary, for more than 20 years, of the Schwanga Mountain Auxiliary 4947, VFW, Bloomingburg. She was also an active member of the Senior Citizens Association of Slate Hill, called The Pacers.
In a family statement, it was said, “Her favorite saying was, ‘There are no bad children, they’re just tired.’”
She is survived by two daughters, Beverly L. Martin and her husband, Edward of Bloomingburg and Belinda L. Edic and her husband, Robert, of Port Charlotte, Fla.; two sons, Norman B. Brunning of Middletown and Bernard A. Brunning Sr. and his wife, Phyllis of New Hampton; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; a sister, Alice Reid; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Brian Richard, seven brothers, James M. Hawkins, Albert N. Hawkins, Joseph F. Hawkins, Forrest J. Hawkins, William S. Hawkins, Robert Elroy Hawkins and Andrew V. Hawkins, and two sisters, Eva C. Hawkins and Emma I. DuVall.
Services were held Wednesday at the Cornelius, Dodd and Connell Funeral Home in Middletown with the Rev. Peter Johnson officiating.
Interment was made n the Wall-kill Cemetery in Phillipsburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Denton Presbyterian Church Scholarship Fund, c/o Denton Presbyterian Church, New Hampton, N.Y. 10958.

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