June 14, 2005
Clyde L. Muthig
Ret. Iron Worker, 78
Clyde L. Muthig of Parksville, a lifelong area resident and a retired iron worker, died Friday, June 10, 2005, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris, after a short illness. He was 78 years of age.
The son of the late Jerome and Nellie Grant Muthig, he was born December 1, 1926, in the Town of Neversink.
Mr. Muthig was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of the Iron Workers Local #417 in Newburgh; a devoted parishioner of St. Peters Roman Catholic Church in Liberty; the Knights of Columbus Father Cronin Council in Liberty; the N.Y.S. Conservation Council; N.Y.S. Trappers Association, the Sullivan County Federation of Sportsmens Clubs; the Liberty Elks Lodge #1545; the Aden Hunting Club; and a co-founder of the Aden Night Riders Snowmobile Club.
In a family statement, it was said, He is very much loved and will be missed by all.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Joyce Tremper Muthig, at home; a son, Peter Muthig of Parksville; two daughters and sons-in-law, Debra and Hank Savalza of Whidbey Island, Wash., and Wendy and Eric Frey of Loch Sheldrake; four brothers and sisters-in-law, Blake and June Muthig of Pine Bush, Harold and Beverly Muthig of Turnwood, Raymond and Dorothy Muthig of Parksville and Paul and Cheryl Muthig of Parksville; two sisters, Hazel Raflowitz of Miami, Fla., and Annette Brown of Newburgh; five grandsons; a granddaughter; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by two brothers, Grant and Calvin Muthig, and three sisters, Mildred Huggins, Doris Coon and Fern Muccino.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at St. Peters Church, 264 North Main St., Liberty, with Monsignor Edward Straub officiating.
Interment will be made in the Grahamsville Rural Cemetery with military honors.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 95 Schwenk Dr., Kingston, N.Y. 12401.
Cecelia S. Myers
Retired Teacher, 86
Cecelia S. Myers of Liberty, a homemaker, retired teacher and a longtime area resident, died Friday, June 10, 2005, at the Sullivan County Adult Care Center in Liberty. She was 86 years of age.
The daughter of the late Jerry W. and Sarah Delany Sullivan, she was born October 18, 1918, in Clayton.
Mrs. Myers graduated from SUNY Albany, Magna Cum Laude, within three years with her Bachelors degree and from SUNY New Paltz with her Masters degree in Education. She had taught at several local schools, including Eldred, St. Peters and Liberty Central.
A communicant of St. Peters Roman Catholic Church in Liberty, she was also a member of its Rosary Society; a member of the Sullivan County Co-op Extension; Liberty Belles, and a past president of the Liberty Central School PTA.
Mrs. Muthig is survived by her husband of 63 years, Norman B. Myers, at home; eight sons and seven daughters-in-law, Francis G. and Phyllis Myers of Rock Hill, S.C., Gerald N. and Rita Myers of Lewiston, Idaho, Thomas A, and Patricia Myers of Poughkeepsie, John H. and Robin Myers of Washington, Mich., Henry J. Myers of Liberty, Edward J. and Gloria Myers of Richmond, Va., William P. and Donna Myers of Pine Bush and Michael D. and Nora Myers of Watertown, Conn.; 24 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, James and John Sullivan, two sisters, Kareta Paddock and Theresa Morgan, and a grandson, James Myers.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at noon on Tuesday at St. Peters Roman Catholic Church, 264 North Main St., with Monsignor Edward Straub and Monsignor William Collins officiating.
Burial will be made in the Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery in Liberty.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of ones choice.
John J. Donovan
Ret. Engineer, 72
John J. Jack Donovan of Lackawaxen, Pa., a retired engineer for Bell Atlantic in Monticello, died Friday, June 10, 2005, at the Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale, Pa. He was 72 years of age.
The son of the late John J. and Mary Hosty Donovan, he was born June 9, 1933, in Brooklyn.
Mr. Donovan was also a general contractor, owner and operator of Donovan & Son in Lackawaxen, Pa. He was a member of St. Anns R.C. Church in Shohola, Pa., the Holy Name Society, and a member and past commander of the Eckert-Haupt Post 5635, Veterans of Foreign Wars, in Lackawaxen, Pa.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Philomae A. Phil S. Kashuboski Donovan, at home; a daughter, Denise Donovan of Forestburgh; two sons, Michael Donovan of Lackawaxen, Pa., and John Donovan of Shohola, Pa.; a brother, Joseph Donovan of Bay St. Louis, Miss.; and a sister, Mary Dymeck of Milford, Pa. He was predeceased by a daughter, Maureen Donovan, who died in 1974.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Anns Church on Monday with the Rev. Thomas Petro officiating.
Burial was made in St. Anns Cemetery, German Hill, Shohola, Pa.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Shohola Fire Department, 4 Walker Lake, Shohola, Pa., 18458; Lackawaxen Township Fire Department, Route 590, Lackawaxen, Pa. 18435; St. Anns Parish, P.O. Box 590, Shohola, Pa. 18458 or to the Eckert-Haupt VFW Post #5635, Route 500, Lackawaxen, Pa. 18435.
Retail Sales Clerk. 61
Joanna Gayle of Sarasota, Fla., a retail sales clerk with Dillards in Sarasota, Fla., died Friday, June 10, 2005, in Sarasota, Fla. She was 61 years of age.
Born July 11, 1943 in Miami, Fla. she loved the theater and her pets.
She is survived by a cousin, James Dinnerstein and his wife, Linda Watson, of Liberty, and their children, Stacey, Meagan, Jessie and Sean. She was predeceased by an aunt, Shirley Dinnerstein.
Graveside services and burial were held Sunday at Ahavath Israel Cemetery in Liberty with Rabbi Marvin Goldman officiating.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Joseph H. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello.
Ret. Custodian, 58
Doug Prokosch of Spring Hill, Fla., a native of Monticello and a retired 26-year custodial supervisor of the Sullivan County Government Center, died Tuesday, June 7, 2005. He was 58 years of age.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Mary Prokosch; his mother, Lydia Prokosch of Monticello; two sons, Kirk Prokosch of Rock Springs, Ga., and 1st Sgt. James Prokosch, serving with the U.S. Marine Corps in Okinawa, Japan; a daughter, Wendy Meddaugh of Holiday, Fla.; a brother, Raymond Prokosch of Monticello; two sisters, Joyce Bullock of Ellenville and Jeanette Hamilton of Newfoundland, Pa.; and five grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Dobies Funeral Home in Holiday, Fla. No further information was submitted.
Ret. Clerk, 84
John H. Brewer of Jeffersonville, a retired clerk at the Sullivan County Public Health office in Monticello, died Thursday, June 9, 2005, at the Horton campus of the Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown. He was 84 years of age.
The son of the late Richard and Edith Baratze Brewer, he was born April 15, 1921, in Manhattan.
He was a member of the Village of Jeffersonville Planning Board, the American Association of Retired Persons and he was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II and Korea. He was a graduate of Peter Stuyvesant High School and had attended the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colo.
Mr. Brewer is survived by his wife, Lois Klemer Brewer, at home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Gregory S. and Roseann Brewer of Jeffersonville and Douglas S. and Lynne Brewer of Bethpage; six grandchildren, Ryan, Gregory, Kevin, Tara, John and Diana Brewer; a brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Ilma Brewer of Darling Point, New South Wales, Australia; and two nephews.
Services were held Monday at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville.
Cremation was made at the Twin Tiers Crematory in Endicott.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 407 East Main St., Middletown, N.Y. 10940.
Ret. Technician, 58
Robert Big Bob Bonnaci of Smallwood, a lifelong area resident and a retired technician for Lucent Technology, died Saturday, June 11, 2005, at his home. He was 58 years of age.
The son of the late Melvern and Olive Mae Wilding Bonnaci, he was born June 23, 1946, in Peckville, Pa.
Mr. Bonnaci was a longtime member of the Smallwood-Mongaup Valley Fire Department; a past president of Hook and Bullet Hunting Club and Eldred Rod and Gun Club, both of Smallwood. He was a former Town of Bethel Councilman, a member of the Monticello Elks Lodge #1544, a founding member of the Monticello Little League, and a past member of the Bethel Planning Board.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia Bonnaci, at home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Kelly Bonnaci of Mongaup Valley and William and Colleen Bonnaci of Kauneonga Lake; a daughter, Cindy Bonnaci of Glens Falls; and six grandchildren, Joseph, Patrick, Robert, Caitlin, Mae and Jesse Bonnaci.
Friends may call at the Ramsays Funeral Home, 3425 State Route 55, Kauneonga Lake on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
The Smallwood-Mongaup Valley Fire Department will hold firematic services Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Kenneth Rodgers officiating.
Burial will be made in the Evergreen Cemetery in Bethel.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Smallwood-Mongaup Valley Fire Department, P.O. Box 28, Smallwood, N.Y. 12778.
Howard C. Mauer
Ret. Custodian, 83
Howard C. Mauer of Liberty, a retired custodian for St. Pauls Lutheran Church in Liberty and a lifelong resident, died Monday, May 30, 2005, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 83 years of age.
The son of the late Frank H. and Bertha Sagar Mauer, he was born September 10, 1921, in Liberty.
Mr. Mauer was a lifetime member of St. Pauls Lutheran Church.
He is survived by several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at St. Pauls Lutheran Church in Liberty with the Rev. Audrey Pedersen officiating.
Burial will be made in the family plot in the Liberty Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Ramsays Funeral Home in Liberty.