May 24, 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, May 28, 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.
Stephen C. Poley
Food Service Wkr., 55
Stephen C. Poley, a lifelong resident of Liberty and a food service worker at the Sullivan County Adult Care Center in Liberty since 1967, died Thursday, May 19, 2005, at the Horton campus of the Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown. He was 55 years of age.
The son of the late Stephen H. and Marthalee Holland Poley, he was born June 28, 1949, in Troy.
In a family statement, it was said, Stephen dedicated 37 years to the residents at the Sullivan County Adult Care Center, whom he considered his second family. He was an especially favorite uncle to his nieces and nephews.
He is survived by three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Thomas H. and Marlene Poley of Neversink, Daniel R. and Diane Poley of Hunter and James C. Poley of Bovine; a sister and brother-in-law, Janice M. Poley and Larry Jeannott of Poughkeepsie; several nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews; and several cousins.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at the Ramsays Funeral Home, 275 South Main St., Liberty, with Pastor Bridgette LeConey officiating.
Interment will be made in the Liberty Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Tucker Center for Cancer Care, 60 Prospect Ave., Middletown, N.Y. 10940.
Thomas Collins, 58
Thomas John Collins of Dingmans Ferry, Pa., died Friday, May 20, 2005, at the Overlook Hospital in Summit, N.J.
The son of the late Raymond and Helen Rowley Collins, he was born February 28, 1947, in Jersey City, N.J.
A U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, he was a member of the Marsch-Kellogg American Legion Post #139 in Milford, Pa.
Mr. Collins is survived by two daughters, Kimberly Collins of Dingman's Ferry, Pa., and Kathleen and her husband, Paul Curry, of Ferndale; a sister, Margaret Burke of Lancaster, Pa.; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Edward and Gen Collins of Easton, Pa., and Richard and Betty Collins of Lancaster, Pa.; and a granddaughter, Sara Collins.
Memorial services were held Sunday at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Dingmans Ferry, Pa., with the Rev. Niels Nielsen officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Marsch-Kellogg American Legion Post #139, P.O. Box 14, Milford, Pa. 18337.
Roy J. Horton
Ret. Line Super, 74
Roy J. Horton of Middletown, a retired line supervisor for Orange and Rockland Utilities in Middletown with 39 years of service and a lifelong area resident, died Wednesday, May 18, 2005, at his home. He was 74 years of age.
The son of the late Ralph and Mary Conklin Horton, he was born May 2, 1931, in Middletown.
He was a 49-year member of Eagle Engine Co. #2, Hoffman Lodge #412, F.&.A.M., the Scottish Rite of Masons, and the Fraternal Order of Eagles Erie 544, all of Middletown; The Mooners Rod and Gun Club in Wurtsboro, the Mamakating Moose Lodge #2036 and the Antique Automobile Club of Hershey, Pa.
Mr. Horton is survived by his wife of 51 years, Alice Anderson Horton, at home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda Marie and Mark Doty of Otisville and Catherine Mary and John Haelen of Middletown; a son and daughter-in-law, Barney Frank and Alison Horton of Middletown; four sisters, Hazel Barnes and Betty Hassenmayer and her husband, Albert, all of Middletown, Mildred Lybolt of Glen Spey and Margery Gambino and her husband, Charles, of Key Largo, Fla.; a brother and sister-in-law, Alfred James and Barbara Horton of Bloomingburg; five grandchildren, Brian J. Doty and Christina Catherine Doty of Otisville, John Andersen Haelen, Alicia LaFaye Haelen and Madison Grace Horton, all of Middletown; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Sunday evening at the Morse Funeral Home in Middletown with the Rev. Stuart Stiles officiating.
Cremation was made at the Oxford Hills Crematorium in Chester.
Frances Mom-Mom Frasciello, a homemaker and a 63-year resident of Middletown, died Saturday, May 21, 2005, at St. Luke's Hospital in Newburgh. She was 83 years of age.
The daughter of the late Charles and Madeleine Thorp Campbell, she was born April 12, 1922, in New York City.
She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Gene Frasciello, at home; three daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and Louis Mazzella of Marlboro, Madeleine and Bud Pantone of Wurtsboro and Tina and Dave Sutton of Milton; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 9 a.m. on Tuesday at St. James Church in Milton with Father Fred Kempfiri officiating.
Burial will be made in St. Marys Cemetery in Marlboro.
Ret. Dairy Farmer, 86
Carl Rohrman of Lake Huntington, a retired dairy farmer and a former employee of Gasko Meyer, died Saturday, May 21, 2005, at Bethany Village in Bethany, Pa. He was 86 years of age.
The son of the late Emil and Sabrina Rohrman, he was born October 24, 1918, in Cochecton. He was the widower of Genevieve Rauch Rohrman.
Mr. Rohrman was a former member of the Lake Huntington Fire Department. A World War II veteran, he was also a member of the former William Rohrman Post, Veterans of Foreign Wars, in Lake Huntington, named for his brother.
He is survived by a daughter, Linda Rohrman of San Diego, Calif.; two stepsons, Arthur Butzgy of Glastonbury, Conn., and Henry Butzgy of Liberty; three grandsons; two great-granddaughters; and several nephews, nieces, grand-nephews and grand-nieces. He was predeceased by three sisters, Wilhemina Roeder, Etta Gasko and Dena Kennedy, and three brothers, George Rohrman, William Rohrman and Ernest Rohrman.
Services were held Monday at the Rasmussen Funeral Home in Narrowsburg.
Burial was made in the Lake Huntington Presbyterian Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lake Huntington Fire Department or the Cochecton Volunteer Ambulance Corps, both at Lake Huntington, N.Y.12752.
Frederick Emery Sr.
Ret. Equip. Oper., 89
Frederick R. Emery Sr. of Livingston Manor, a retired equipment operator for Teamsters Local #445 and an area resident for over 55 years, died Friday, May 20, 2005, at the Susquehanna Nursing Home in Johnson City. He was 89 years of age.
The son of the late George E. and Ethel Paul Emery, he was born March 13, 1915, in Evanville, Wis.
Mr. Emery was a 53-year member of the Manor Hose Co. #1 where he was a past captain of the fire police. In 2001, he was recognized by the NYS Firemans Association as a dedicated fireman of over 50 years of service. He was also an over 50-year member of the Livingston Manor Presbyterian Church where he had served as a deacon and a trustee and was a former supervisor for the Sullivan County CACHE Weatherization Program. He enjoyed carpentry, stain glass work and was an avid hunter, fisherman, golfer and gardener.
In a family statement, it was said, He was a loving father and devoted husband.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Elinor Bowers Emery, at home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Fred Jr. and Judy Emery of Livingston Manor, and Floyd and Joyce Emery of Verona, Va.; a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Bill Vick of Binghamton; two sisters, Pauline Gray of Oneonta and Mary Young and her husband, Jim, of Palmetto, Fla.; a brother-in-law, Leamon Bowers and his wife, Althea, of Roscoe; a sister-in-law, Sylvia Hendrickson of Jeffersonville; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and many for whom he was a surrogate parent. He was predeceased by a grandson, Brent Emery.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. at the Harris Funeral Home, Railroad Ave., Roscoe, with the Rev. Robert W. Hoag officiating.
Burial will be made in the Riverview Cemetery in Roscoe.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Chiefs Department, P.O. Box 867, or to the Livingston Manor Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Main St., both at Livingston Manor, N.Y. 12758.
Ret. Installer, 82
William Roosa Coleman of Cuddebackville, a retired central office installer for the Western Electric Telephone Co., died Saturday, May 21, 2005, at the Arden Hill Hospital in Goshen after a battle with cancer. He was 82 years of age.
The son of the late Frank and Charlotte Anna Roosa Coleman, he was born September 24, 1922, in Nyack.
A World War II veteran of the Signal Corps, 38th Armed Infantry Division, he served in Germany, France, Africa and Italy (Sicily) from 1943-1945. He was a charter member of the Willis Polhemus Post #9215, Veterans of Foreign Wars, in Upper Nyack, and a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America.
He is survived by a daughter, Karen Hutt of Monticello, formerly of Burlingham; a brother, Robert Coleman of Upper Nyack; three grandchildren, Daniel Hutt and his wife, Donna, of Slate Hill, Erica and Ron Brown of Saugerties, and Derk Hutt and his wife, Coryn, of Hopewell, Va.; three great-grandchildren, Ronnie Lee Brown, Jonathan Hutt and Kelani Hutt; several nieces and nephews, including Carole and her husband, George Pfeister of Rock Hill.
Friends may call at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 111 Sullivan St., Wurtsboro on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Burial will be made in the Orange County Veterans Cemetery in Goshen.
Daria Sirko of Glen Spey, a longtime area resident and a homemaker, died Saturday, May 21, 2005, at the Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis. She was 83 years of age.
The daughter of the late Rev. Stephan and Maria Kleparchuk, she was born July 30, 1921, in Ukraine. She was the widow of Rev. Yarslav Sirko who died in October of 1979.
Mrs. Sirko was a member of St. Volodymyrs Ukrainian Catholic Church in Glen Spey.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Khor and Antonia Sirko of Matamoras, Pa; two daughters, Christine Smetaniuk and her husband, Igor, of Glen Spey, and Oksana Bauer of Morristown, N.J.; a sister, Luba, of Ukraine; and four grandchildren, Alana Smetaniuk, Orest and Roman Bauer and Adrian Sirko. She was predeceased by a son-in-law, Hans Bauer, and a sister, Lydia Hrabarchuk.
Friends may call at the Gray-Parker Funeral Home, 100 East Main St., Port Jervis, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. The Panachyda Service will be held at 6 p.m.
A Liturgy Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. at St. Volodymyrs Ukrainian Church in Glen Spey with the Rev. Hirniak officiating.
Burial will be made in Holy Spirit Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery in Hamptonburg.
Dr. Nellie McCaslin
Frm. Periwinkle VP
Dr. Nellie McCaslin, a former vice president of the Periwinkle Board of Directors, recently passed away.
Dr. McCaslin was a professor at NYU and internationally known as a foremost authority on childrens Theatre and Creative Drama in the classroom. Her most recent book is about to be published, and Periwinkles work is included in it.
In Childrens Theatre in the United States: A History, an earlier book by Dr. McCaslin, she credited Periwinkle with creating and presenting the first professional poetry theatre production for children in the U.S.
Periwinkle National Theatre, home-based n Monticello, has made a difference in the lives of thousands upon thousands of children throughout the United States with productions and workshops using theatre arts to nurture a childs sense of self, stimulate intellectual curiosity, influence behavior. and inspire creative expression and hope.
Alma Misar of Tyler Hill, Pa., a homemaker and a longtime area resident, died Saturday, May 21, 2005, at the Brighton at the Julia Ribaudo Nursing Home in Lake Ariel, Pa. She was 96 years of age.
The daughter of the late John H. and Julia Rutledge Davis, she was born November 16, 1908, in Milanville, Pa. She was the widow of George Misar.
In a family statement, it was said She was a beloved sister, aunt and cousin. She will be greatly missed,
Mrs. Misar is survived by a brother, Orson Davis Sr. of Barryville; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three sisters, Nora Davis, Florence Smith and Marian Noble, and nine brothers, Charles, Russell, Frank, Wilson, John, Ezra, Harold, Vernon and Alfred Davis.
Graveside services and burial will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Calkins Union Cemetery in Milanville, Pa.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Rasmussen Funeral Home in Narrowsburg.
Dorothy Smith of Berlin Township, Hawley, Pa., a lifelong area resident and a homemaker who also helped run the family farm, died Friday, May 20, 2005. She was 87 years of age.
The daughter of the late Fred and Cora Martin Schwartz, she was born October 9, 1917, in Honesdale, Pa. She was the widow of George Raymond Smith who died March 29, 2002.
Mrs. Smith was a member of Grace Episcopal Parish, attending Christ Church in Indian Orchard. She was a former member of the Delaware Valley Senior Citizens in Callicoon. Mrs. Smith was an avid pinochle player and was very talented at crocheting.
She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Diane and Robert Whittich of Lords Valley, Pa., and Nancy and George Gallagher of Park Ridge, N.J.; a son and daughter-in-law, Elwin and Evelyn Smith of Hawley, Pa.; a sister and brother-in-law, Stella and Chris Ropke of Narrowsburg; five grandchildren, Lisa, Bryan, Kelly, Melissa and Stephen; and three great-grandchilden, Samantha, Kristine and Anthony. She was predeceased by a brother Floyd Schwartz and a sister, Mildred Cole.
Services will be held at the Hessling Funeral Home, 428 Main St., Honesdale, on Tuesday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. F. Graham Cliff, pastor of Grace Episcopal Parish, officiating.
Interment will be made in the Indian Orchard Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Christ Church, Indian Orchard, c/o the Grace Episcopal Parish, Church St., Honesdale, Pa. 18431.
Donald M. Roman
Donald M. Roman of Clipper Mills, Calif., a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, died Sunday, May 15, 2005, in Oroville, Calif. He was 52 years of age.
The son of the late Victor Vincent and Elizabeth Stangel Roman, he was born January 14, 1953, in Monticello.
He is survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Victoria and Frank Vittuli of Elmont; three nephews, Jason, Frank and Richard; and two nieces, Danielle and Victoria.
A Memorial Mass will be offered Wednesday at 10 a.m. in St. Peters Roman Catholic Church, Broadway and Liberty St., Monticello, with Rev. Robert Ginel officiating.
Interment of the cremains will be made in St. Peters Cemetery in Liberty with military honors.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Ramsays Funeral Home in Monticello.