June 17, 2005
Elda M. Svecak
Dietary Manager, 62
Elda Maria Svecak of Narrowsburg, a manger of the dietary department for Wayne Delaware Manor for 10 years and a longtime area resident, died Monday, June 13, 2005, at her home. She was 62 years of age.
The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dainese, she was born September 5, 1942, in Rijeka, Croatia.
In a family statement, it was said, She always lived life to its fullest and was a thoughtful and wonderful person who will be greatly missed.
She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Alex Svecak, at home; two sons, Stephen of the state of Florida and Marko of New Jersey; a brother, Luciano Dainese; a sister, Loridana Berisha; two grandchildren, Marinko Svecak and Milan Svecak; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Claudio Mafai.
Friends may call at the Rasmussen Funeral Home, 90 Main St., Narrowsburg, on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. on Saturday at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Yulan with the Rev. Anthony Moore, O.F.M., officiating.
Burial will be made in St. Francis Cemetery in Narrowsburg.
Raymond A. Avery of Beach Lake, Pa., the retired operator of Averys Restaurant in Beach Lake for ten years until retiring in 1985, died Saturday, June 11, 2005, at his home, following an illness.
The son of the late Willis and Rose Freirmuth Avery, he was born in Beach Lake. He graduated from the Beach Lake School and served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.
He was associated for many years with Avery Transportation of Beach Lake before going to work for Metlack Trucking of Northampton, Pa., where he was an operator and manager. He worked as vice president of the Western Region of Rolling Leasing Corp. in Montibello, Calif., until 1975 when he moved back to Beach Lake.
Mr. Avery attended the Calkins Union Baptist Church in Calkins, Pa., was a lifelong member of the Beach Lake Fire Company and a member of the Gideons Bible Association. He was an avid golfer and a partime resident of Tequessta, Fla.
In a family statement, it was said, He will be remembered as a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend and also for his great smile.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Maxine Arlene Lane Avery, at home; a son, Bruce A. Avery of Torrey, Pa.; a daughter, Adele Rose Savage of Edmond, Okla.; two brothers, Frank Avery and Millard Avery, both of Beach Lake, Pa.; four grandchildren, Robin Avery of Honesdale, Bruce Avery Jr., of Torrey, Pa., and Allie Savage and Chase Savage, both of Edmond, Okla.; and several nieces and nephews.
A celebration of his life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Honesdale Gospel Tabernacle, Grove St., Honesdale.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wayne County Camp of Gideons, P.O. Box 743, Honesdale, Pa. 18431 or to the Calkins Union Baptist Church, Milanville, Pa. 18443.
Ret. Mechanic, 86
Wasyl Pyszczymuka, a 22-year resident of Glen Spey and a retired mechanic, died Sunday, June 12, 2005, at his home. He was 86 years of age.
The son of the late Valerian and Maria Maschenko Pyszczymuka, he was born January 21, 1919, in Ukraine.
Mr. Pyszczymuka was a member of St. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Glen Spey.
He is survived by his wife, Anna Lotocka Pyszczymuka, at home; four sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Christine Pyszczymuka of Monroe, N.J., William and Vera Pyszczymuka of West Islip, Taras and Olha Pyszczymuka of Bellmore and Ostap and Luba Pyszczymuka of Glen Spey; ten grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A Liturgy Mass was offered at St. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church with the V. Rev. Nestor Kowal officiating.
Burial will be made in the Glen Spey Cemetery.
Owned/Oper. Delis, 88
Zachary Irving Malek of Monticello, a retired owner and operator of several delis, including one across from Yankee Stadium in New York, died Tuesday, June 14, 2005, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 88 years of age.
The son of the late Rabbi Joseph and Sadie Skolnik Malek, he was born February 12, 1917, in Czechoslovakia.
A World War II Army veteran, serving with a heavy construction battalion in the Pacific Theatre of War, he was a graduate of Yeshiva University in New York.
Mr. Malek was a member of the Monticello Senior Citizens Club.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth Spring Malek, at home; five sons, Michael Malek of Tennessee, David and Glenn Malek of Monticello, Stephen Malek of Long Island and Jerry Malek and his wife, Carol, of Smallwood; four grandchildren, Zachary, Mark, Andrew and Adam; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers and three sisters.
Graveside services and burial with military honors was held Thursday at the Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery in Liberty with Cantor Michael Sturm officiating.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello.
Joseph A. Cosco
Ret. Cook, 78
Joseph A. Cosco of Wurtsboro, a retired cook from the Warwick Correctional Facility and the Goshen Annex, died Monday, June 13, 2005, at his home. He was 78 years of age.
The son of the late Frank and Bernice Scumaci Cosco, he was born March 31, 1927, in Middletown. He was the widower of Margaret Cosco.
A 23-year veteran of the U.S. Navy, he was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans and a member of the Nicholas P. Lesando Jr. American Legion Post #214 in Warwick. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus #486 and a 60-year member of McQuoide Engine and Ladder No. 3.
Mr. Cosco is survived by two childen, Frank Cosco and Josephine Wells, both of Middletown; a granddaughter, Megan Wells; a sister and brother-in-law, Caroline (Cosco) and Nicholas Lesando of Warwick; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, Sam and Peter, and two sisters, Mary Russo and Carmella Damiano.
Friends may call at the Ralston-Lippincott-Hasbrouck-Ingrassia Funeral Home, 72 West Main St., Middletown, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Firematic and American Legion services will be held during visitation.
A Funeral Mass will be offered at 9:30 a.m on Saturday at St. Josephs R.C. Church in Middletown.
Burial will be made in St. Joseph Cemetery in Middletown.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Nichols P. Lesando American Legion Post #214 Building Fund.
Ret. Restaurateur, 97 1/2
Doris Davis of Monticello, retired from Kaplans Deli in Monticello, died Tuesday, June 14, 2005, at the Sullivan County Adult Care Center in Liberty. She was 97 1/2 years of age.
The daughter of the late Harry and Bessie Newhouse, she was born October 9, 1907, in Salem, Mass.
She had a varied life. After coming to New York, she owned one of the largest beauty parlors in Brookyn during World War II. Later she managed a number of fine restaurants in New York City. During the summers, she lived on a 40-foot cabin cruiser in Gerritsen Beach at the Cadet Yacht Club. She was a wonderful cook and fisherman.
While on vacation in 1964, she caught a 79-lb. halibut on a 15-lb. test line in a 15-foot row boat. It took her two and a half hours to land the biggest halibut ever. The Governor of Massachusetts gave her a signed certificate for taking this Prized Halibut.
In later years, she worked at Kaplans Deli in Monticello, owned by her daughter, Bess Davis. In her 80s, Doris was a volunteer at the soup kitchen and put in over 3,400 hours a year. She loved helping the people who came in everyday and is still remembered by them today.
She is survived by her daughter, Bess Davis, who spent everyday with Doris for 15 years. She was predeceased by a sister, Goldie Simon, and two brothers, Al and Max Newhouse.
Services were private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Family Council of the Sullivan County Adult Care Center, Sunset Lake Rd., Liberty, N.Y 12754.
Funeral services were arranged by the Joseph N.. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello.
Ret. Track Super, 77
Angelo Garcia of Long Eddy, a retired track supervisor for Conrail, and a longtime area resident, died Wedneday, June 15, 2005, at the Wilson Memorial Hospital in Johnson City. He was 77 yeas of age.
The son of the late Antonio and Carmen Garcia, he was born January 18, 1928, in New York City. He was the widower of Mary McLaughlin Garcia and Teresa Salacain Garcia.
Mr. Garcia was a member of St. Marys Church in Obernburg.
He is survived by a daughter, Maryann Garcia Streever of Callicoon; a son, Angelo D. Garcia of Midland, Tex.; three step-children, Nancy Bye, Valerie Poirer and Patrick Degraw; a brother and sister-in-law, Anthony and Rose Garcia of Floral Park; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Pilar and Daniel McLaughlin of Youngsville and Carmen and Sal Villanti of Bohemia, N.Y.; a sister-in-law, Mary Garcia of Brooklyn; four grandchilden, Ryan and John Streever and Corey and Nicholas Garcia; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, Alfred and Fred Garcia.
Friends may call at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral home in Callicoon on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Saturday at St. Marys Church in Obernburg at 11 a.m. with Father John Richardson officiating.
Burial will be made in St. Marys Cemetery in Obernburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 95 Schwenk Ave., Kingston, N.Y. 12401.
John J. Cortese
Ret. Businessman, 76
John Joseph Cortese of Beach Lake, Pa., the former owner of John Cortese Construction, died Thursday, June 16, 2005. He was 76 years of age.
The son of the late Diadato and Domoca Buono Cortese, he was born April 20, 1929, in Beach Lake, Pa.
Mr. Cortese was a member of the Narrowsburg Fire Department, the Tusten Lions Club and the Del View Rod and Gun Club.
In a family statement, it was said, John was a devoted husband and father. His greatest enjoyment was having his large family around him. We will miss his towering presence, and look forward to the day that we will all be reunited. It is written, Things which eye has not seen and ear has not heard, and which have not entered the heart of man, all that God has prepared for those who love him.
He is survived by his wife, Doris Maas Cortese, at home; two sons and daughters-in-law. Richard and Beth Cortese and Daniel and Laura Cortese, all of Beach Lake, Pa.; four daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy and Ed Rish of Dallas, Pa., Luanne and Don Cole, Wendy and Gerald Samson and Gail and Tom Fasshauer, all of Beach Lake, Pa.; 18 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Anna Mecca of Dunmore, Pa., and several nieces andnephews. He was predeceased by eight brothers, Vincent, Daniel, Joseph, Fred, Frank, Carl, Dominic and John.
Friends may call at the Rasmussen Funeral Home, 90 Main St., Narrowsburg on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., and on Monday from 9 to 10 a.m.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home in Narrowsburg with Pastor Robert McLoughlin officiating.
Burial will be made in St. Francis Cemetery in Narrowsburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Bible Church, P.O. Box 1, Narrowsburg, N.Y. 12764.
Margaret V. Daniels
Margaret V. Daniels of Monticello, a homemaker and a longtime area resident, died Wednesday, June 15, 2005, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 64 years of age.
The daughter of the late Winborne and Ellen Brothers Boyce, she was born July 16, 1940, in Corapeake, N.C. She was the widow of Curtis Daniels who died August 18, 1997.
In a family statement, it was said, Margaret was a kind and loving mother, grandmother and great friend to all.
She is survived by three sons, Larry Boyce of South Fallsburg, Allen Boyce of Sackett Lake and Curtis Daniels of Salisbury, Md.; three daughters, Ellen Daniels, Bonnie Daniel-James and her husband Lamar, and Mary Daniels, all of Monticello; eight grandchildren, Larry Jr., John Curtis, Jessica, Gene, Jennifer, Jason, Shea and Marcus; a brother, James Boyce and his wife, Cathy, two sisters, Lillie Boyce and her husband, Gene, and Avis McRae-Greene and her husband, Gene, and a brother-in-law, Leroy Hepburn, all of New Jersey; and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. She was predeceased by two brothers, Jason Boyce and Lester Boyce, and two sisters, Marilyn Boyce and Carolyn Boyce.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at the New Salem Baptist Church, 62 Waverly Ave., Monticello.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. at the church on Saturday with pastor Harry Watson officiating.
Burial will be made in Rock Ridge Cemetery in Monticello.
Memorial contributions may be made to the New Salem Baptist Church, 62 Waverly Avenue, Monticello, N.Y. 12701.
Funeral arrangements were made by the VanInwgen-Kenny Funeral Home in Monticello.