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May 31, 2005

Vincent Stratton
Ret. Carpenter, 96

Vincent Holmes Stratton of South Fallsburg, a retired carpenter of South Fallsburg and Pembroke, Mass. died Tuesday, May 24, 2005. He was 96 years of age.
The son of the late Rienzie Holmes Stratton and Margaret Hancock Stratton, he was the widower of Millicent Hatch Stratton.
A World War II veteran of the U.S. Army, he was proud of his military service during which he served in Tunisia, North Africa, Foggia, Central Europe, including Naples, Rome and Arno, Italy, Rhineland, Germany and Southern France.
Mr. Stratton was a lifelong resident of South Fallsburg and prided himself in the fact that he built the home in which he lived with his wife. He was an avid gardener, loved the outdoors, especially fishing. For years he volunteered his services to maintain St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church property. He was a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America Local Union #19.
He is survived by a niece, Linda Hatch and Michael Moloney of Pembroke, Mass.; two grand-nieces, Kalen Dow Wolfe of Jericho, Vt., and Lindsay Dow of Waterbury, Vt.; two nephews, Francis Stratton and Eugene Stratton, and a grand-nephew, Perry Stratton, all of South Fallsburg. He was predeceased by several sisters and brothers.
Services were held at the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Woodbourne on Saturday.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, South Fallsburg, N.Y. 12779 for continued building maintenance.

Dorothy E . Mintz
Homemaker, 91

Notice has been received of the death of Dorothy E. Kepner Mintz of Lincolnwood, Ill., a former resident of Sarasota, Fla., and South Fallsburg. She was 91 years of age.
She lived her childhood in Sistersville, W. Va., and was the widow of Emanuel Mintz.
Mrs. Mintz is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Louise Mintz; a daughter and son-in-law, Robin and Brian Wolpa; three grandchildren, David and Daryle Wolpa and Aaron Mintz; a brother, Jack Kepner; and two nieces, Renee Tambor and Rochelle Nudell.
Graveside services and burial were held on Friday at Willow Lawn Cemetery in Vernon Hills, Ill.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hadassah, 4711 W. Golf Rd., Suite 600, Skokie, Ill. 60076.

Rose Austin
Homemaker, 95

Rose Austin of Sarasota, Fla., a longtime former resident of Pine Bush and a homemaker, died Sunday, May 22, 2005, in Sarasota where she had been residing.
The daughter of the late Candida and Albert Roselli, she was born March 19, 1910. She was the widow of Al Austin.
In a family statement, it was said, “She was a beloved aunt and will be missed by all.”
Mrs. Austin is survived by a sister, Alberta Godfrey of Sarasota, Fla.; several nieces and nephews; and two great-grand-nieces who were named after her, Victoria Rose Madera of Roscoe and Mary Rose Day of Sarasota, Fla. She was predeceased by two brothers, John and Paul Roselli, a former husband, Henry Haas, and their son, David Haas.
A Funeral Mass was offered in her name at St. Martha’s R.C. Church in Sarasota, Fla.

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