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June 21, 2005

Augustus Cook
Ret. Mechanic, 89

Augustus Cook of Narrowsburg, a retired mechanic for the New York State Thruway and a longtime area resident, died Thursday, June 16, 2005, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 89 years of age.
The son of the late Augustus Sr. and Elizabeth Hahn Cook, he was born July 16, 1915, in Somers. He was the widower of Virginia Cook who died in 1985.
Mr. Cook worked as a cook for the CC camps in the 1930s. After moving to the local area, he worked during the summers for Ten Mile River Boy Scout Camps.
He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Michael Caden of Big Rock, Tenn.; a son and daughter-in-law, Warren and Kathleen Cook of Yulan; two grandsons, James Harrington and Warren Cook Jr.; a granddaughter, Tami Harrington; two great-grandchildren, Amanda and Laura Harrington; and several nieces and nephews.. He was predeceased by two sisters, Agnes and Madeline,
Friends may call at the Rasmussen Funeral Home, 90 Main St., Narrowsburg, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-8 p.m.
Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home with Pastor Peg Van Siclen officiating.
Cremation will be made at the HG Smith Crematory in Stroudsburg, Pa.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Tusten Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Narrowsburg, N.Y. 12764.

Estelle E. Matzo
Homemaker, 84

Estelle E. Matzo of Jacksonville, Fla., a former longtime resident of North Branch, died Wednesday, June 15, 2005.
She was born in Honesdale, Pa., on November 17, 1920.
In a family statement, it was said, “Estelle was an animal lover and also loved doing word puzzles and playing bingo at Holy Rosary Church.”
She is survived by her husband of 65 years, John Matzo, at home; six children and their spouses, Judy and Vincent Mitchell of Jacksonville, Fla., Diane Wood of North Branch, Darlene and Harvey Hoover of Dickson City, Pa., Joann and John Brockner of North Branch, Virginia and Earl Crum of Milanville, Pa, and Yolanda and Edward Yanish of Jacksonville, Fla; a sister, Virginia Malakuskie of Honesdale, Pa.; 18 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and many nieces, nephews and friends. She was predeceased by a grandchild and a great-grandchild.
Memorial services were held at the home of Yolanda Yanish on Saturday.

John Coughlin
Ret. Foreman, 89

John J. “Jack” Coughlin, a longtime Liberty resident and a retired foreman for Livingston Manor Lumber in Liberty, died Saturday, June 18, 2005, at Achieve Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility in Liberty. He was 89 years of age,
The son of the late John and Mary Landers Coughlin, he was born September 24, 1915, in Yonkers. He was the widower of Vivian S. Coughlin who died in 1983.
Mr. Coughlin was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the Sullivan County Golf and Country Club in Liberty, where he was club champion many times.
He is survived by several dear friends. He was predeceased by a sister, Myra V. Blume.
Services were held Monday at Ramsay’s Funeral Home in Liberty with the Rev. Kenneth Rodgers officiating.
Burial was made in the Liberty Cemetery.

Albert Nywening, 70

Albert Nywening, a 12-year resident of Naples, Fla., formerly of Campbell Hall, died Thursday, June 16, 2005, in Florida. He was 70 years of age.
He was the son of the late Leonard and Tillie Nywening.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Marie J. Roorda Nywening, at home; three sons and daughters-in-law, Bruce and Joy Nywening of Naples, Fla., Jim and Mary Nywening of Elkhart, Ind., and Kevin and Belinda Nywening of Highland Mills; a sister and brother-in-law, Minnie and Bernard Wiersma of Whitinsville, Mass.; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Brant and Betty Nywening of Campbell Hall, Leonard and Jentien Nywening of Bloomingburg and Kenneth and Diane Nywening of Campbell Hall; and six grandchildren, Michael, Jeffrey, Michelle, Matthew, Adam and Mark.
Funeral services were held Monday at the Fuller Funeral Home in Naples, Fla.
Entombment was made at the Palm Royale Cemetery and Mausoleum.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Luke Society, Inc., 2204 S. Minnesota Ave., Sioux Falls, S.D. 571005-3712 or The Goshen School, 43 Rt. 17A, Goshen, N.Y. 10924-0109.

Julius Dishner
Ret. Plumber, 86

Julius Dishner of South Fallsburg, a retired plumber for Gold Mechanical in South Fallsburg and a longtime area resident, died Sunday, June 19, 2005, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 86 years of age.
The son of the late Ruben and Rose Milchman Dishner, he was born June 3, 1919, in New York City.
Mr. Dishner worked at the Navy shipyards during World War II and later became the owner of Dishner’s Bungalows. He was a member of the South Fallsburg Hebrew Association, the Fallsburg Fire Department, the South Fallsburg Senior Citizens Club and the Harmony Lodge of the Knights of Pythias.
In a family statement, it was said, “He was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and great-grandfather.”
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Annette Rosenthal Dishner, at home; three sons and daughters-in-law, Stephen and Brenda Dishner, Sheldon and Linda Fox Dishner, and Albert and Linda Dishner; a sister, Anita Lipschitz of South Fallsburg; seven grandchildren, Robert Dishner and his wife, Karen, Scott, Chad, Rebecca and Jack Dishner, Shira Aaron and her husband, Scott, and Tanya Ofer and her husband, Adam; four great-grandchildren, Drew Aron, Samantha and Emma Ofer and Nathaniel Dishner. He was predeceased by a brother, William Dishner.
Services were held Monday at the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello with Rabbi Yakov Barros officiating.
Burial was made in the South Fallsburg Hebrew Association Cemetery in Glen Wild.

Floyd Van Wagner
Ret. Laborer, 74

Floyd Van Wagner of Sundown, a lifelong area resident and a retired laborer for Local 17 in Newburgh, died Saturday, June 18, 2005, at the Benedictine Hospital in Kingston. He was 74 years of age.
The son of the late William and Flossie Coddington Van Wagner, he was born July 27, 1930, in Sundown.
Mr. Van Wagner was a member of the Sundown United Methodist Church and a life member of the National Rifle Association.
He is survived by his wife, Gladys Tillson Van Wagner, at home; three children and their spouses, Fred and Sue Van Wagner of Woodbourne, Ray and Barbara Van Wagner of Massachusetts and Floyd E. and Diane Van Wagner of Sundown; six grandchildren, James, Adam, Christopher, Kelly, Chelsea and Alex Van Wagner; three sisters, Joyce Murry and Patricia Stubblebine, both of Samsonville and Lois Barnum of Sundown; a brother, Lawrence Van Wagner of Ulster Heights; two half-brothers, William and Floyd Van Wagner; a half-sister, Jodi Van Wagner; an aunt, Hazel Hopps of Paupack, Pa.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Sundown United Methodist Church.

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 Bachelor’s degree and from SUNY New Paltz with her Master’s degree in Education. She had taught at several local schools, including Eldred, St. Peter’s and Liberty Central.
A communicant of St. Peter’s 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. Myers is survived by her husband of 63 years, Norman H. 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. Peter’s 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 one’s choice.

George Evans
Ret. Carpet Layer Contractor

George Evans, a longtime resident of South Fallsburg and a retired carpet laying contractor, died Wednesday, June 15, 2005, in Richmond, Va.
A widower, he was born in North Carolina and was in his 80s.
Mr. Evans was also the owner of Sunset Bungalows in South Fallsburg.
He is survived by his four children, their families, and by many friends.
Services were held in Richmond, Va.
Memorial contributions may be made to Head Start, Route 42, Woodbourne, N.Y. 12788.

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