June 24, 2005
Inez G. Huebner
Sales Clerk, 67
Inez G. Huebner of Narrowsburg, a sales clerk for Fort Delaware Museum of Colonial History and a longtime area resident, died Sunday, June 19, 2005 at home. She was 67 years of age.
The daughter of the late George and Anna Hartmann Wendt, she was born January 22, 1938 in Milanville, Penn.
Inez was a former Girl Scout leader and a member of the Tusten Settlement Association and the Tusten Senior Citizens. She was a volunteer with RSVP of the Office for the Aging.
She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Ralph, at home; two sons, Timothy Huebner and his wife Stacey of Rockledge, Fla., and Terrence Huebner of Atlanta, Ga.; one daughter, Tammie Dudas and her husband Glenn of Hendersonville, N.C.; five grandchildren, Kim Huebner and Dianna Huebner of Conn., and Samantha Dudas, Christine Dudas, and Spencer Dudas of N.C. She was predeceased by two brothers, William Wendt and Richard Wendt.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 13 at 1:00 p.m. at the Tutsten Settlement Church, Rte. 97, Narrowsburg with the Rev. Donald Beck officiating.
Cremation was made at H.G. Smith Crematory in Stroudsburg, Pa.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Co., 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550 or to the Tusten Settlement Association, c/o Pat Prendergast, P.O. Box 189, Narrowsburg, N.Y. 12764, or to the charity of ones choice.
Funeral arrangements were made by Rasmussen Funeral Home, Narrowsburg.
Wilbur E. Crispell
Ret. Postal Empl., 73
Wilbur E. Crispell, a lifelong area resident, died Sunday, June 19, 2005 at his home. He was 73 years of age.
The son of the late J. Ernest and Mildred Jordan Crispell, he was born August 6, 1931 in Harris.
Mr. Crispell was retired from the U.S. Postal Service, having worked at the Monticello branch.
He is survived by a daughter, Penne Carreiro of Miramar, Fla.; a sister-in-law Lois Crispell of Alabama; two nephews, Gary Crispell and Eddie Crispell; and three nieces, Elizabeth Dino of Middletown, Cynthia Ripp of Tennessee, and Sandra Carr of Alabama. He was predeceased by two brothers, Ernest Crispell and Frank Crispell.
Friends may call at the Ramsays Funeral Home, 275 S. Main St., Liberty on Friday, June 24 from noon to 2 p.m.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Kenneth Rodgers officiating.
Burial will be made in Brookside Cemetery in Harris.
David J. Werner, 85
Railroad Ticket Agt.
David J. Werner, a 26-year ticket agent for the Erie Railroad and a lifelong area resident, died Monday, June 20, 2005 at the Ocean Medical Center, Brick Township, N.J. He was 85 years of age.
The only child of Wilfred John and Edna May Hess Werner, he was born January 31, 1920 in Matamoras, Pa. He was the widower of Rosemary Witt Werner, to whom he was married for 58 years.
Mr. Werner was a veteran of the U.S. Army, training with Company A of the 149th Infantry during WWII, and a recipient of the Bronze Star. His service took him to Naples, Milan, and Florence, Italy and northern Africa before his return to the U.S. in 1945.
He had many avocations, including philately, numismatics, archaeology, painting and travel. He was a member of the Lenape Chapter of the Society of Pennsylvania Archaeology and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. He worked on the Zimmerman Site near Dingmans Ferry, Pa., which was threatened by the Tocks Island Recreation Project, and later spared when the project was abandoned. He contributed to the 1972 book, Archaelogy of the Upper Delaware Valley, published by Franklin and Marshall College.
He lectured on regional archaeology to school children and also assisted graduate students from Franklin and Marshall College. Since his desire was for his research to be used to educate others, his collection has been donated to the Pennsylvania Historical Museum Commission Bureau for Historical Preservation in Harrisburg, Pa.
He is survived by three sons, John M. Werner and his wife Kathy of Hurley, David F. Werner and his wife Paula of Stockbridge, Ga., and Paul Werner of Prattsburgh; two daughters, Kathryn Zlomek and her husband Peter of Utica, and Susan Werner of Toms River, N.J.; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were private.
Madeline Costello, 74
Madeline Jane Young-Costello died Sunday, June 19, 2005 at home. She was 74 years of age.
The daughter of Anna Malcolm-Young, she was born December 17, 1930 in Brooklyn.
Mrs. Costello was a member of the Sacred Heart Monastery Organization and the Oblate Society.
In a family statement it was said, Into each life some tears must fall; our hearts may sometimes break and sorrows come to one and all, for all must give and take. God never leaves hopeless; he listens to each prayer, and when were filled with peacefulness, an Angel has been there. Madeline was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend.
She is survived by her husband, Charles Edward Costello, at home; three sons, Gerald Costello and his wife Diane, Patrick Costello, and Kevin Costello, all of Equinunk, Pa.; a daughter, Dianne Costello of Equinunk, Pa.; two brothers, Jonathan Young and William Young of Scranton, Pa.; a sister, Loretta Imburgio of Lake Ariel, Pa.; six grandchildren, Kelly Costello-Carney and her husband Scott, Sean Kevin Costello, and Audrey Elizabeth Costello, all of Equinunk, Pa., Stevi-Pat Costello of Brooklyn, Seanna Dufton of Passaic, N.J., and Brittany Shannon Costello of Jeffersonville; a great-grandson, Walker Scott Carney of Equinunk, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, Thomas Young and Lewis Young, and a sister, Sarah Young.
Friends may call on Friday, June 24 at the Arthur A. Bryant Funeral Home, 1228 Main St., Honesdale, Pa. from 7 to 9 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 25 at St. Josephs Catholic Church in Rileyville, Pa.
Sandra Lee Rogers
Schoolbus Driver, 45
Sandra Lee Rogers of Sparrowbush, a school bus driver with MidCity Transit, Otisville, and a lifelong area resident, died Sunday, June 19, 2005 at home. She was 45 years of age.
The daughter of the late Charles R. and Inez M. Hardick Boyd Sr., she was born May 11, 1960 in Sussex, N.J.
In a family statement it was said, Sandy loved to go fishing where she was at peace on the Delaware River.
She is survived by her companion, Keith Turse, and his son, Keith Turse Jr., at home; a son, Roy Rogers and his wife, Darlene of Shohola, Pa.; three daughters, Inez Strobeck and her companion, Larry Spangenburg of Cuddebackville, Patricia Wong and her companion, Jason Lovelace of Middletown, and Jackie May Stewart of Philadelphia, Pa.; three brothers, Charles R. Boyd Jr. of Eldred, George Boyd of Port Jervis, and Roger Boyd of Sparrowbush; five sisters, Doradeen Dorst of Port Jervis, Diane Gould of Sussex, N.J., Beatrice Flett of Brandenburg, Ky., Laura Thompson of Port Jervis, and Sally Conklin of Gold Key Lake, Pa.; ten grandchildren, Alexis, Kenneth and Raymond Strobeck III, Mercedes Spangenburg, Shawn Matthew Bowers, Kevin and Corbin Keller, Roger Wong, Tatayana and Jason Lovelace Jr.; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Mihaly Mike Boyd, and a nephew, Robbie Boyd.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Gray-Parker Funeral Home in Port Jervis with the Rev. Robert Mayer officiating.
Burial was made at the Clove Cemetery in Sussex, N.J.
Maureen Hadden, 45
Maureen Hadden of Woodbourne died Friday, June 17, 2005 at the Catskill Regional Medical Center after a long, hard fight with cancer. She was 45 years of age.
The daughter of the late Berthold and Rosemarie Golbern Kohn, she was born June 16, 1960 in Astoria. She was the widow of Gary Hadden.
In a family statement, it was said, Maureen was an amazing mother to all. She loved her children dearly. She was a very strong fighter and a courageous woman who battled cancer for a long time.
She is survived by four sons, Richard Hadden, Charles Hadden and his companion Kasey Rowen, and Nicholas Hadden, all at home, and Andrew Hadden of the state of Florida; one daughter, Cassandra Hadden, at home; and one sister, Eleanor McAuley of Long Island.
Funeral services were held Thursday at the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Woodbourne with the Rev. Robert Pinto officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hadden children at: The Hadden Children, c/o Colonial Memorial Funeral Home, 396 Main Street, Woodbourne, N.Y. 12788.
Garry Rao, 68
Garry Rao of Bloomingburg, owner and operator of Garrys Pizzeria in Florida, N.Y. and an 11-year area resident, died Sunday, June 19, 2005 at home. He was 68 years of age.
The son of the late Fortunato and Maria Orlando Rao, he was born June 14, 1937 in Prizzi, Italy.
He is survived by his wife, Connie, at home; a son, Joseph Rao and his wife, Tracy; a daughter, Mary Pearson and her husband, John; a brother, Pietro Rao, a sister, Ninetta Avolio; and nine grandchildren, John Pearson, Marissa Pearson, Ryan Pearson, Luke Pearson, Leah Pearson, Timothy Pearson, Joseph Rao, Lia Rao, and Isabella Rao.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered on Thursday at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Middletown.
Entombment was made at the Cedar Hill Cemetery in Newburgh.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home in Middletown.
Kenneth Platt, 60
Dir. of Planning & Dev., Atlantic Cty., N.J.
Kenneth Bowman Platt of Youngsville and Teaneck, N.J., the recent Atlantic City, N.J. Director of Planning and Development, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, June 1, 2005 in Hackensack, N.J. from complications due to myelodysplastic syndrome and acute leukemia, aggressive bone-marrow cancers. He and his wife had recently returned from Atlantic City to Bergen County for a stem-cell transplant and treatment.
Kenneth Platt was born on June 17, 1944. He earned his Bachelors Degree with honors in Political Science from Amherst College and a Masters Degree in City Planning from the University of California at Berkeley, followed by a Ph.D. in City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania.
Platt began his career as an Assistant Professor of Urban Studies at Stockton State College in New Jersey. From Stockton, he was recruited to direct Bergen County, New Jerseys Community Development Program. In 1990, newly elected Mayor James Whelan named him Director of Atlantic Citys Department of Planning and Development where he served through all three terms of Mayor Whelan's administration, until 2002.
The former mayor and several other colleagues credit Ken Platt with being the vision behind many of the developments that have transformed parts of Atlantic City in recent years. "There isn't a lot that went on that doesn't have his thumbprints on it," Whelan added. "I think he made a real difference in this town." James Kennedy, the former executive director of the state Casino Reinvestment Development Authority, called Ken Platt an essential moving force behind The Walk and the Northeast Inlet projects," and said that "he was proof positive that from time to time, government can attract the services of the best of us." When Whelan lost his bid for re-election in 2002, Platt continued his work as a consultant on Atlantic City projects, including the 2003 rebuilding of a full block of the Boardwalk.
Recently, Platt worked closely with the Spectrum Gaming Group in the production of the Casino Impact Study for Sullivan County. A new member of the Sullivan Renaissance Steering Committee, he was a regular volunteer for the county-wide community beautification and revitalization program for several years and served as a judge in 2003.
Ken Platt is survived by his wife, Adrienne C. Hamilton, a longtime second home resident of Youngsville, and Teaneck, N.J.; her two grown children, William Hamilton and Dr. Celine Hamilton; his mother, Martha Rugh Platt, 98; a sister Louise Platt; two brothers, Douglas Platt and Vincent Platt, all of Minnesotas Twin Cities; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives throughout the United States.
A memorial service for Ken Platt will be held on Saturday, July 9, at the Martin Luther King School, 1700 Marmora Avenue, Atlantic City, N.J. at 9:30 AM, where all are encouraged to share their memories. For details, contact J94R95@aol.com via e-mail.
Memorial contributions may be made, in lieu of flowers, to The MDS Foundation, Inc., PO Box 353, Crosswicks, NJ 08515, or to the Research Fund for Waldenstroms Macroglobulinemia Foundation at Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney Street, Boston, MA 02115.
Dorothy Schneider, 84
Dorothy Schneider of Roscoe, formerly of North Miami Beach, Fla., died Tuesday, June 21, 2005 at Catskill Regional Medical Center. She was 84 years of age.
The daughter of the late Sam and Helen Peretz Proag, she was born July 7, 1920 in New York City. She was the widow of Leo Schneider.
In a family statement it was said, Dorothy was a devoted mother with incredible love for her children. She was always excited and happy to see them. She lit up with a smile whenever they entered her room. She had great compassion and enthusiasm.
She is survived by a daughter, Helene Suzanne of Austin, Texas; two sons, Charles S. Schnieder and his wife Joan of Hamilton, N.J., and Elliott Schneider and his wife Karen Kaner of Parksville; four grandchildren, Robin and Michele Rosbruck, Owen Schneider, and Austin Schneider-Kaner. She was predeceased by two sisters, Ida Goetz and Nettie Bronstein.
Friends may call Friday at the Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home, 29 Pearl Street, Livingston Manor, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 4 p.m. at Temple Agudas Achim, Rock Avenue, Livingston Manor with Rabbi Fred Pomerantz officiating.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home, Livingston Manor.
Ret. Bookkeeper, 75
Beverly Mungoven of Port Jervis, a retired bookkeeper for the TriState Theatre and FloJean Restaurant and lifelong area resident, died Tuesday, June 21, 2005 at the Milford Senior Care and Rehabilitation Center in Milford, Pa. She was 75 years of age.
The daughter of the late J. Walter and Gertrude Ann Leahan Duffy, she was born July 2, 1929 in Port Jervis. She was the widow of Donald J. Mungoven who died March 23, 1990.
Mrs. Mungoven was a member of St. James the Greater R.C. Church in Montague, N.J. and the Port Jervis Chapter BPW.
She is survived by two sons, Michael Mungoven of Homer, Alaska, and Thomas Mungoven of Manhattan; two daughters, Lynn Mungoven of Glen Spey, Cindy Mungoven-Mikiten of Port Jervis; two sisters-in-law, Peggy Duffy of Gastonia, N.C., and Libby Mungoven of Port Jervis; three grandchildren, Jonie Senese of Glen Spey, Damian Cleary of New Paltz, and Jason Schaffer of Manhattan; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Beth A. Mungoven and a brother, Walter H. Duffy.
A Mass of the Resurrection will be offered on Saturday at 9 a.m. at St. James the Greater R.C. Church in Montague, N.J. with the Rev. A. Richard Carton officiating.
Burial will be made in St. Marys Cemetery in Port Jervis.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Gray-Parker Funeral Home in Port Jervis.
Caroline L. Bakke
Caroline Louise Bakke of Montgomery, a homemaker and 25-year area resident, died Tuesday, June 21, 2005 in Goshen. She was 95 years of age.
The daughter of the late Edwin and Emily Faye, she was born May 19, 1910 in Brooklyn. She was the widow of William A. Bakke Sr.
Mrs. Bakke was a member of St. Marys Church and the New Horizon Senior Citizens of Montgomery.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, William A. and Barbara Jean Bakke of Bloomingburg; a daughter and son-in-law, Carol L. and Donald K. Jacob Sr. of Middletown; five grandchildren, Scott W. Bakke, Keith Bakke, Leanne Bakke, Donald Jacob Jr., and Richard Jacob; and five great-grandchildren, Amanda Bakke, Samantha Bakke, Emily Bakke, Eric Bakke, and Ashley Myers. She was predeceased by six siblings.
A funeral Mass will be offered on Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Marys Church, 89 Union St., Montgomery with Fr. Joseph D. Sullivan officiating.
Burial will be made in St. Marys Cemetery in Montgomery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Marys Church, 89 Union St., Montgomery, N.Y. 12549.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Millspaugh Funeral Directors.
Roy A. Lepke, 81
Ret. Golf Course Supt.
Roy A. Lepke of Ulster Heights, a retired golf course superintendent for the Town of Fallsburg and a lifelong area resident, died Monday, June 20, 2005 at the Seelig campus of Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 81 years of age.
The son of Henry and Minnie Ziehl Lepke, he was born September 8, 1923 in Ulster Heights. He was the widower of Aida Lopez Lepke.
Mr. Lepke was a member of the Ulster Heights United Methodist Church, and the Ulster Heights Rod and Gun Club. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served during WWII.
He is survived by a son, David Lepke of New Hope Community in Loch Sheldrake; two step-daughters, Rosa Andrade and Edna Echeverria of Guatemala City, Guatemala; a sister, Ruth Eck of Woodbourne; and several nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Friday at 10 a.m. at the Loucks Funeral Home in Ellenville with the Rev. Eileen Daunt officiating.
Burial will be made in Fantinekill Cemetery in Ellenville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ulster Heights United Methodist Church, Ulster Heights Road, Ellenville, N.Y. 12428.
Ret. Bank Teller, 84
Evelyn MacDonnell of Shohola, Pa., a retired bank teller and a 28-year area resident, died Tuesday, June 21, 2005 at the Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis. She was 84 years of age.
The daughter of the late Kenneth and Mary Murphy Hess, she was born January 29, 1921 in Manhattan. She was the widow of Joseph A. MacDonnell who died April 27, 1988.
Mrs. MacDonnell was a member of St. Anns R.C. Church in Shohola, Pa.
She is survived by a son, Joseph MacDonnell and his wife Joyce, of Westbury; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call on Friday at the Gray-Rasmussen Funeral Home, Route 97, Barryville from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A Christian Wake service will be held at 7 p.m.
A Mass of the Resurrection will be offered at 10 a.m. on Saturday at St. Anns R.C. Church, Shohola, Pa. with the Rev. Anthony Moore officiating.
Burial will be made in St. Anns Cemetery in Shohola.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of ones choice.
Leo Stanton, 46
Leo Stanton, a lifelong area resident, died unexpectedly Wednesday, June 22, 2005 at the Seelig campus of Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 46 years of age.
The son of the late Irving Walter and Marie Whipple Stanton, he was born June 23, 1958 in Monticello.
He is survived by three brothers, Preston Stanton of Monticello, Vincent Stanton of Liberty, and Chester Stanton of Harris; seven sisters, Inda Castillo, Evelyn Forshay, and Elaine Saenz, all of Harris, Eva Eguisquiza, Valerie Manthorne, and Belinda Van Gordon, all of Monticello, and Laura Stewart of Bradley; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by a brother, Irving Stanton.
Friends may call on Saturday at Ramsays Funeral Homes, Inc., 55 St. John Street, Monticello from 3-5 p.m. Firematic services will be held at 4:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
Funeral services will be held at 5 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Carl Caskey officiating.
Cremation will be made at the convenience of the family at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Newburgh.
Florence Sarles, 77
Florence Dorney Sarles, formerly of Livingston Manor and a two-year resident of Ormond Beach, Fla., died Wednesday, June 22, 2005 at the Ormond Beach Hospital. She was 77 years of age.
The daughter of the late Irving and Pearl Houck, she was born September 3, 1927 in Hazel.
Mrs. Sarles was a member of the Livingston Manor United Methodist Church and the Hoos Truck Company Auxiliary of the Livingston Manor Fire Department.
In a family statement, it was said, Florence was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Harry, at home; two sons, James Sarles and his wife, Sara of Kerhonkson, and Thomas Sarles and his wife, Lynn, of Holly Hills, Fla.; three sisters, Gladys Hobart, Marjorie Simpson, and Irene Miller, all of Livingston Manor; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by one brother and four sisters.
Cremation was private.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Ret. Adv. Agent, 86
Margaret M. Peggy Wiegman of Liberty, a homemaker and retired advertising agent for J. Walter Thompson Advertising Agency in Manhattan, died Wednesday, June 22, 2005 at the Sullivan County Adult Care Center in Liberty. She was 86 years of age.
The daughter of the late Anthony and Mary Mutlick Lenich, she was born September 4, 1918 in the Bronx.
An area resident for over 20 years, she retired early and moved to Sullivan County in 1984 to care for her mother. She was president of St. Pauls Senior Club, a member of the Office for the Aging Advisory Committee (RSVP) and the Village Housing Board for Senior Citizens. She was an associate member of the Town of Liberty Volunteer Ambulance Corps, and president of the American Legion Post #109 Auxiliary. She had worked for the Town of Liberty Highway Dept., and volunteered in many other places. She was a communicant of St. Peters R.C. Church in Liberty, where she was a Eucharistic minister, lecturer, and a member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas and the Rosarians.
She is survived by a son, Gregory Finnegan of Swan Lake; a daughter, Diane Finnegan of Liberty; a sister, Elizabeth Kennedy and her husband Lawrence, and a brother, Frank Lenich, all of the Bronx; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held Friday at the Harris Funeral Home, West Street at Buckley, Liberty, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. The St. Peters Catholic Daughters will conduct a service at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home, followed by a service conducted by the Rosarians.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Saturday at 11:45 a.m. at St. Peters R.C. Church, 264 North Main St., Liberty with the Monsignor Edward Straub officiating.
Burial will be made in the St. Peters Cemetery in Liberty.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Town of Liberty Volunteer Ambulance Corps, P.O. Box 105, Liberty, N.Y. 12754.