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June 28, 2005

Benjamin Kelly
Pres. of Gravel Co., 74

Benjamin R. Kelly of Ellenville, the president of Kelly Sand and Gravel in Ellenville, died Thursday, June 23, 2005, at the Ellenville Regional Hospital. He was 74 years of age.
The son of the late Hugh J. and Helen R. Taylor Kelly, he was born July 7, 1930, in Ellenville.
Mr. Kelly was a communicant of the Church of St. Mary and St. Andrew in Ellenville, the Knights of Columbus, Elks Lodge #1971, and Pioneer Engine Co., all in Ellenville, He was also a member the Fantinekill Cemetery Board of Directors.
He is survived by his wife, Alberta Krull Kelly, at home; two daughters, Jaye Colica of Sunrise, Fla., and Grace Kennedy of Ellenville; a son, Arthur Kelly of Ellenville; four grandchildren, Danielle Kennedy, Brenda Kennedy, Richard Loos and Whitney Bramlitt; two great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Patricia Kelly of Kerhonkson; a daughter-in-law, Kathryn Hoar of Grahamsville; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Michael Kelly, and two brothers, William and Bernard Kelly, and a sister, Grace Anne Kelly.
Funeral services were held Monday at the Church of St. Mary and St. Andrew in Ellenville.
Burial was made in the Fantinekill Cemetery in Ellenville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pioneer Engine Co., 73 Center St., or to the Ellenville First Aid and Rescue Squad. 20 Webster St., both at Ellenville, N.Y. 12428.

Eric Hasbrouck
Ganin Tire Employee, 28

Eric S. Hasbrouck of Middletown, an employee of Ganin Tire in Middletown, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 21, 2005. He was 28 years of age.
The son of Marion Hasbrouck Rucker and the late Maurice Horace Hasbrouck, he was born June 16, 1977, in Middletown.
He attended Middletown High School where he competed as an exceptional athlete in wrestling, football and basketball. He continued his love for sports well past high school, participating in many as well as being a fan of the Mets and the Rams.
In a family statement, it was said, “Eric was known, among his family and many friends, for his gorgeous hazel eyes, bright infectious smile and sparkling personality. He enjoyed traveling, and with a group of friends, dubbed his family ‘The Traveling Crew,’ and did so all over the country.”
Well liked by his peers, Eric’s mother states, “There are so many I can’t list them , but I thank them all for enhancing Eric’s life. . . He was greatly loved by all those lives he touched and as stated, there were many. . . Thank you, God, for the gift that was Eric.”
He is survived by his mother and step-father, Glen Rucker, of Middletown; two brothers, Michael Hasbrouck of Middletown and 1st Sgt. Herbert Hasbrouck Martin, stationed in Korea; a sister and brother-in-law, Heidi (Hasbrouck) and James Gilchrist of Middletown; his maternal grandmother Mabel Horace of Monticello; his godparents, Lorraine Hasbrouck and Bruce DuBois, and a godson, Juwan Lowery, all of Middletown; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Arthur J. and Caroline Wisher Hasbrouck; a maternal uncle, George Hasbrouck, and his paternal grandfather, Samuel Horace.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the Greater Upper Room Apostolic Faith Church on Linden Ave., in Middletown.
Burial will be made at Hillside Cemetery in Middletown.

Joseph Cullen
House Painter, 74

Joseph A. Cullen of Youngsville, a self-employed house painter, died Saturday, June 25, 2005, at his home. He was 74 years of age.
He was born in Jersey City, N.J., on May 27, 1931.
He is survived by his companion, Louise Gorr, at home; a son, Joseph Cullen of Briscoe; and two grandchildren, Kathleen Cullen and Joseph J. Cullen.
Graveside services and burial were held Monday at the Laurel Hill Cemetery in White Sulphur Springs with Pastor David McCarthy officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Youngsville Fire Department, Youngsville, N.Y 12791.

Carol E. Scott, 84
Ret. Therapy Aide

Carol E. Scott of Middletown, a retired 26-year therapy aide for the Middletown State Hospital, died Saturday, June 25, 2005, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern. She was 84 years of age.
The daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Foti DeCicco, she was born March 9, 1921, in Syracuse. She was the widow of Kenneth Scott who died in 1996.
She moved to Middletown in 1945. After her retirement in 1981, she worked at Middletown Park Manor as a nurses’ assistant for another five years.
Mrs. Scott was a parishioner of St. Joseph’s R.C. Church in Middletown.
In a family statement, it was said, “Carol was a strong-minded, family oriented individual. Although a devoted Mets fan, her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the core of her being. She will be sadly missed by all.”
Mrs. Scott is survived by four children, Robert and his wife, Jill Scott, of Tucson, Ariz.; William and his wife, Catherine Scott, of Bloomingburg, and Donna Jones and Brian Scott, both of Middletown; two sisters, Louise Onyx of Syracuse and Mary Ann Smith of Mineral Wells, Tex.; a brother, Joseph DeCicco of Syracuse; five grandchildren, Robert Scott and his wife, Jessica, of Lake Worth, Fla., Diana Miracle and her husband, John, of Bloomingburg, Bobbi Ann Schuessler and her husband, Chris, of Burlingham, Robert Jones Jr. and Danielle Scott, both of Middletown.
Friends may call at the Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, 130 Highland Ave., Middletown, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at St. Joseph’s R.C. Church, Middletown.
Burial will be made in the family plot at St. Joseph's Cemetery.

Kathryn Feeney
Ret. Auditor, 64

Kathryn Feeney of Bloomingburg, a longtime area resident and a retired auditor for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, died Friday, June 24, 2005, at her home, after a long illness. She was 64 years of age.
The daughter of the late John and Kathryn Reynolds Daly, she was born April 12, 1941, in the Bronx.
She is survived by her husband, Thomas Feeney, at home; and a son, Brendan Feeney.
A Memorial Mass will be held on Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at St. Paul’s R.C. Church in Bullville, with Father Patrick McGuigan officiating.
Cremation was private.
Memorial contributions may be made to Women Against Lung Cancer (W.A.L.C.), P.O. Box 5589, Madison, Wisc. 53705-0589.

June Kanoff, 70

June Kanoff of Middletown, a lifelong area resident, died Friday, June 24, 2005, at the Arden Hill campus of the Orange Regional Medical Center in Goshen. She was 70 years of age.
The daughter of the late Harold and Harriett Kanoff, she was born September 23, 1934, in Middletown.
She is survived by nine children, Linda Terminie of Honesdale, Pa., Gary Zwart of Wallkill, John Decker of Middletown, Angela Preston of Monticello, Pauline Mendoza and her husband, Francisco, of Middletown, Shirley McCarthy and her husband, Kevin, of Otisville, Cathy Mapes and her husband, Ronald of New Hampton, Henry Margarum of Goshen and Tammy Margarum of Bloomingburg; her companion, Frank Hutson; a sister, Mable Zuchnick; 20 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Services were held Monday evening at the Ralston-Lippincott-Hasbrouck-Ingrassia Funeral Home in Middletown.
Burial was private.

Mary Mantia
Homemaker, 81

Mary Mantia, a 10-year resident of Liberty, died Saturday, June 25, 2005 at the Brookhaven Hospital in Long Island. She was 81 years of age.
The daughter of the late Giuseppi and Maria Miano, she was born November 3, 1923, in Manhattan. She was the widow of Paul Mantia who died in 1982.
Mrs. Mantia was a devout Catholic.
In a family statement, it was said, “Her family loved her dearly. She will be missed. She was a patient of Dr. Joseph Lauterstein and the family wishes to thank him for keeping her well while she lived here. She loved him.” It was also related that her father owned apartment buildings in New York City and a variety store. Her husband, Paul, was a screen text artist and the manager of E.J. Korvette in the Bronx.
She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Gus and Jeanette Mantia of Patchogue and Joseph and Jodi Mantia of Monticello; five grandchildren, Michelle of New Jersey and Gus Mantia Jr. of Patchogue, Paul and Robert Mantia of Orlando, Fla., and Joseph Mantia of Mississippi; five great-grandchildren, Sierra, Robert Jr., Amber, Alexis and Haley; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Giordano Funeral Home in the Bronx, on Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Services will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday at 1 p.m.
Burial will be made in the Bronx.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Liberty Senior Citizens, Liberty, N.Y. 12754.

Werner Mendel
Owner of Health Spa, 70

Werner Mendel of Neversink, the owner of New Age Health Spa and a longtime area resident, died Sunday, June 26, 2005, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 70 years of age.
The son of the late Albert and Flora Mendel, he was born November 9, 1934, in Mainz, Germany.
In a family statement, it was said, “Mr. Mendel was a dynamic man who pursued his passion, refused to take the easy route and inspired others to follow their dreams and heart. He will be missed most for his ability to create his visions, whether in the world of finance or in building New Age Health Spa, an oasis for its loyal guests. His family and friends will miss his intelligence, spirit and sense of humor.”
He is survived by his wife Stephanie Paradise Mendel; his children, Susan, William, Richard and Barry from his marriage to Jane Wyker; and five grandchildren, Alexa, Mia, Gregory, Jason and Marc.
Funeral arrangements are private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Catskill Regional Medical Center, P.O. Box 800, Harris, N.Y. 12742-0800.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Harris Funeral Home in Liberty.

Gloria Cofsky
Homemaker, 83

Gloria Theresa Cofsky of Liberty, a homemaker, died Sunday, June 26, 2005, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern after a long illness. She was 83 years of age.
The daughter of the late Charles and Freda Bassani Ganci, she was born April 26, 1922, in the Bronx. She was the widow of John J. Cofsky who died in 2002 after 30 years of marriage.
In a family statement, it was said, “Gloria was loved and will be missed by all.”
She is survived by a stepdaughter Rose Gerber, with whom she resided for the past 42 years; 12 nieces and nephews, Julie Gerber, David Gerber, Michelle, Joseph, Anthony, Christoper and Matthew Orsi, Marc Gerber, Keagan Gerber,, Chrissi Gerber, Michael Aluns and Danielle Gerber; a brother and sister-in-law, John and Phyllis Ganci of Ridgewood, N.J.; three sisters, Elsie Silvani of West Babylon, Louise Pabst of Piscataway, N.J., and Alice Ruffini of Fairlawn, N.J.; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Joseph Ganci, and four sisters, Pauline Russo, Mary Stranich, Anna Guiducci and Joan Pines.
Friends may call at the Ramsay’s Funeral Home, 275 S. Main St., Liberty, on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
A Funeral Mass will be offered at 11:45 a.m. on Thursday at St. Peter’s Church, 264 N. Main St., Liberty, with the Rev. Ivan Csete officiating.
Burial will be made in the Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery in Liberty.

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