June 10, 2005
For Joseph Fiddle
A monument unveiling will be held for Joseph Fiddle at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 19, at the Parksville Cemetery, Lily Pond Road, Parksville. All family and friends of Joe Fiddle are invited to attend.
Alexander Sheiner, 82
Ret. Dining Rm. Captain
Alexander Sheiner, a longtime resident of South Fallsburg and a retired captain of the Raleigh Hotel Dining Room for more than 50 years, died Tuesday, June 7, 2005, at the Elante at Goshen after a long illness. He was 82 years of age.
The son of the late Lena and Hyman Sheiner, he was born May 13, 1923, in Brooklyn.
In a family statement, it was said, Al was a good and decent man who cared for all people.
He is survived by two sons, Keith Sheiner of Thompsonville and Robert Sheiner and his wife, Alicia, of Henderson, Nev.; a daughter and son-in-law, Jacqueline and Robert Leventoff of South Fallsburg; and eight grandchildren, Mikal Sheiner, Jesse Sheiner, Matthew Sheiner, Christina Sheiner, Alex Sheiner, Deacon Sheiner, Carly Leventoff and Brittany Leventoff. He was predeceased by a son, Brad Sheiner, who died in 1995.
Services were held Thursday at the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello.
Burial was made in the Workman Circle #281 Cemetery in Glen Wild.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce Foundation, 59 North Main St., Liberty, N.Y. 12754..
Ret. Postal Clerk, 67
Dorothy Platt, a lifelong resident of Wurtsboro and a retired postal clerk for the Wurtsboro Post Office, died Sunday, June 5, 2005, at the Horton campus of the Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown. She was 67 years of age.
The daughter of the late Abraham and Flora Sarine, she was born September 20, 1927, in Wurtsboro.
She is survived by her husband, Riley Bud Platt, at home; two daughters, Charlene Young and her husband, Michael, of Wurtsboro, and Stephanie Platt of Ellenville; two sons, Bruce Platt and his wife, Angela, of Yankee Lake, and Riley Bud Platt IV of Phillipsport; four sisters, Flora Hummel of Middleburg, Arlene Platt of Wurtsboro, Pauline Platt of Cornwall and Charlotte Marcantonio of Parsippany, N.J.; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and friends. She was predeceased by two sisters, Helen Terwilliger and Bessie Sisco, and three brothers, Arthur Pete Sarine, Nelson Sarine and David Sarine.
Graveside services and burial were held Wednesday at the Sylvan Cemetery in Wurtsboro.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mamakating First Aid Squad, P.O. Box 525, or to the Wurtsboro Fire Department, P.O. Box 442, both at Wurtsboro, N.Y. 12790.
Funeral arrangements were made by the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Wurtsboro.
Michael Purcell of Walden, a physical education and classroom teacher for 32 years in the Washingtonville School District and a lifelong area resident, died Saturday, June 4, 2005, in Newburgh. He was 53 years of age.
The son of Thomas and Theresa Bruschi Purcell, he was born September 18, 1951, in Newburgh.
A graduate of Valley Central High School, he received his bachelors degree, magna cum laude, from Manhattan College in 1973. He attended Lady of the Lake Chapel in Newburgh.
Mr. Purcell was a baseball coach for Walden Little League, Valley Central School District, Washingtonville School District, Montgomery Cardinals, the Newburgh Cannons, Mount St. Marys College and the Newburgh Nuclears. He was also a coach for the Walden Rotary Soccer Club and Washingtonville Girls Varsity Basketball Team.
In a family statement, it was said, Mike was a loving and devoted son, brother, husband, father and grandfather. His passion for baseball was shown through his many years of teaching and coaching. He was devoted to his players both on and off the field.
He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Ruth Conklin Purcell, at home; three children, Trevor Michael, at home, and his girlfriend, Melissa Picone, Brady Thomas, at home, and Kelly Marie of the Town of Newburgh and her fiance, Al Guidice; a grandson, Parker Guidice of the Town of Newburgh; his parents of Walden; two brothers, Daniel Purcell and his wife, Eileen, of Campbell Hall, and John Purcell and his girlfriend, Maria Lambros, of Oneonta; a sister, Linda Fox of Spring Glen and her boyfriend, Sheldon Dishner of Kiamesha Lake; his mother-in-law, Marie Conklin of Wappingers Falls ; two sisters-in-law and their husbands, Helen and Charles Goetschius of Wurtsboro and Lynda and Doyle Kimmel of Poughkeepsie; a brother-in-law and his wife, Charles and Eileen Conklin of Flanders, N.J.; and many nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind his beagle, Shiloh. Mr. Purcell was predeceased by a brother-in-law, Barry Fox.
Friends may call on Tuesday at the Millspaugh Funeral Home, 22 Bank St., Walden, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
A Funeral Mass will be offered at 11 a.m on Wednesday at Lady of the Lake Chapel, Route 52, Town of Newburgh, with Monsignor John Budwick officiating.
Burial will be made in the Wall-kill Valley Cemetery in Walden.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Research for Pancreatic Cancer, 95 Schwenk Dr., Kingston, N.Y. 12401.
Vincent Cortese Jr.
Retired Driver, 77
Vincent J. Cortese Jr. of Narrowsburg, a retired driver for the Villa Roma in Callicoon and for Lang Industries in Narrowsburg and a longtime area resident, died Tuesday, June 7, 2005, at the Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale, Pa. He was 77 years of age.
The son of Marie Monaco Cortese and the late Vincent J. Cortese Sr., he was born June 5, 1928, in Brooklyn. He was the widower of his first wife, Sylvia Cortese.
Mr. Cortese was a corporal in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a member and past commander of the Tusten-Highland Post #6427, Veterans of Foreign Wars, a member of St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church and a member of the Knights of Columbus, all in Narrowsburg.
In a family statement, it was said, He was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed meeting new people. Everyone will miss his keen wit.
Mr. Cortese is survived by his wife, Marion Neumeyer Cortese, at home; his mother; a daughter and son-in-law, Marie and Dennis Dietrich; three step-children, Gladys, Gemma and Phil Oliva; two sisters, Margurite Schroeder and Delia Cortese; two granddaughters, Analey and Shannon; a great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Rasmussen Funeral Home, 90 Main St., Narrowsburg, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., and on Saturday from 9 to 9:30 a.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. on Saturday at St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church in Narrowsburg with the Rev. Anthony Moore, O.F.M., officiating.
Burial will be made in St. Francis Cemetery in Narrowsburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Tusten Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Narrowsburg, N.Y. 12764.
Ellis Ward Burlingame
Ret. Auctioneer, 76
Ellis Ward Burlingame of Callicoon, a retired lieutenant for the New York State Department of Corrections at the Sullivan Correctional Facility and a retired auctioneer, died Tuesday, June 7, 2005, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 76 years of age.
The son of the late Harry Ellis and Mildred Latimer Burlingame, he was born August 19, 1928, in Acidalia.
Mr. Burlingame was a member of the Jeffersonville Masonic Lodge #521 and the Shorthorn Association. He owned the only herd of purebred Shorthorns in Sullivan County. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and a graduate of Ulster Community College.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Anna Iken Burlingame, at home; a son and daughter-in-law, Ward Ellis and Julie Frances Huggins Burlingame; a daughter and son-in-law, Becky and Norman Butch Reddish; a dear friend who was like a son, Edward Loughrey and his wife, Debra; a sister, Ruth Kane of Rochester; five grandchildren, Brittany Ann Reddish, Blain Ward Reddish, Matthew Ward Burlingame, James Ellis Burlingame and Dolores Dorothea Cunnningham; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Gladys Mastrogiovani and a brother, Perry Burlingame.
Friends may call at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Masonic services will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.
Cremation will be held at the Twin Tiers Crematory in Endicott.
Memoial contributions may be made to Caring Co-Workers Fund, c/o Sullivan Correctional Facility, Box 116, Fallsburg, N.Y. 12733.
Elenor L. Mall
Ret. Bookkeeper, 82
Elenor L. Mall of Jeffersonville, a retired bookkeeper for Warren Mall Plumbing, Heating and Hardware in Jeffersonville, died Tuesday, June 7, 2005, at her home. She was 82 years of age.
The daughter of the late Harry and Lillian Schaefer Layman, she was born July 25, 1922, in the Beechwoods. She was the widow of Warren Mall.
Mrs. Mall was a member of the Jeffersonville United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women of the church, the Ladies Auxiliary to the Emmett Turner Post #276, American Legion, and served many years on the Board of Education of the Jeff-Youngsville Central School.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Michael Forsblom of Hankins; a sister, Helen Schaefer of Jeffersonville; 11 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three children, Wayne Warren Mall, Patricia Kandl and Aline Palmer, and a sister, Marion Manzolillo.
Funeral services will be held at noon on Friday at the Jeffersonville Methodist Church with Pastor Bill Hagerty officiating.
Burial will be made in the Jeffersonville Methodist Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jeffersonville Methodist Church, P.O. Box, Jeffersonville, N.Y. 12748.
Claire M. Smith
Claire M. Smith of Monticello, a homemaker and a lifelong area resident, died Tuesday, June 7, 2005 at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 92 years of age.
The daughter of the late William and Frances Edwards Eagan, she was born November 11, 1912, in Port Jervis.
In a family statement, it was said, Claire was a wonderful mother and Nanny who will be deeply missed by all of her family and friends.
She is survived by three daughters, Bernice Wagner of Sackett Lake, Shirley Toomey of Forestburgh and Linda Smith of Liberty; 10 grandchilden, Karla, Lynn, Art, Mike, Matt, Anne, Jackie, Pattie, Brian and Brendan; 15 great-grandchildren; two brothers-in-law, Leslie Smith and Bernard Smith; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 401 Broadway, Monticello.
Burial will be made in the Laurel Hill Cemetery in White Sulphur Springs.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Monticello Fire Department Building Fund, 8-10 Pleasant St., Monticello, N.Y. 12701 or to the Darren M. Foss Memorial Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 246, Ferndale, N.Y. 12734.
Mary R. Miller, 87
Mary R. Miller of Damascus, Pa., the former owner of Millers Store in Callicoon and a lifelong area resident, died Wednesday, June 8, 2005, at the Brighton at Julia Ribaudo Care Center in Lake Ariel, Pa. She was 87 years of age.
The daughter of the late Howard and Dollie Conklin Marks, she was born December 8, 1917, in Callicoon. She was the widow of Nelson Miller.
Mrs. Miller was a member of the Callicoon United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women of the church. She was a hospital volunteer at the Grover Hermann Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Callicoon and a former member of the Delaware Valley Senior Ctiizens.
She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Doug and Karen Miller of Beach Lake, Pa., and Roy and Peggy Miller of Tyler Hill, Pa.; six grandchildren, Jennifer and her husband, Kris Sirani, Jesse Miller, Jody Miller, Julie Miller, Kristen and her husband, Daryl Emmett, and Kelly Miller; and two great-grandchilden, Douglas Joseph Sirani and Sabrina Sirani.
Friends may call on Sunday at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Callicoon from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday.
Services will be held at the funeral home on Monday at 10 a.m. with Pastor Peg Van Siclen officiating.
Burial will be made in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Galilee, Pa.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Callicoon United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 235, Callicoon, N.Y. 12723 or to the VNA Hospice, 301 Delaware Ave., Olyphant, Pa. 18447.
Ret. Businessman, 85
Frank B. Martibello of Lake Huntington, a retired owner/operator of F&M Trucking in Brooklyn, and a longtime area resident, died Tuesday, June 7, 2005, at the Hudson Valley Hospital in Peekskill. He was 85 years of age.
The son of the late Michael and Margaret Pisino Martibello, he was born June 26, 1919, in Brooklyn.
He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army, serving as part of Pattons Third Army, Fourth Armored Division, and landing at Utah Beach in Normandy. Mr. Martibello was a member of the Tusten-Highland Post, Veterans of Foreign Wars, a member of the NRA and the NYS Rifle and Pistol Association.
He is survived by a step-son and his wife, Thomas and Stella Bonanza of Cochecton; two step-daughters and their husbands, Frances and Sebastian Failla of the state of Florida and Rose and Michael DiMartino of North Carolina; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Tommy and Mabel Martibello of Narrowsburg and Anthony and Rose Martibello of Queens; a sister, Millie Ponoroba of California; seven step-grandchildren, Christopher Failla and his wife, Amy, Craig Failla and his wife, Jenise, Lynn Palumbo and her husband, Dominick, Martine DiMartino, Michael, Thomas and Pamela Bonanza; seven great-grandchildren, Sebastian Failla, Sidney and Madison Failla, Courtney and Thomas Failla, Madeline and Ariana Palumbo; a nephew, Joseph Pocoroba; four nieces, Margie Pocoroba, Kathy Martibello-Stieff, Margaret Sarantino and Ann Martibello; two grand-nieces, Katlyn Martibello-Stieff and Emily Sarantino; and a grand-nephew, Joseph Sarantino. He was predeceased by a sister, Phyllis Martibello, a brother, James Martibello, and a nephew, Michael Martibello.
Friends may call at the Rasmussen Funeral Home, 90 Main St., Narrowsburg, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church in Narrowsburg.
Burial will be made in the Sullivan County Veterans Cemertery in Liberty.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lake Huntington Volunteer Ambulance Corps or to the Lake Huntington Fire Department, both at Cochecton, N.Y. 12726.