July 5, 2005
Helen Streever, 86
Ret. SC Personnel Dept.
Helen A. Streever, a 23-year resident of Central Florida, moving from Callicoon in 1982, and a retired employee of the Sullivan County Personnel Department, died Monday, May 30, 2005, at the Florida Lutheran Health Center in Deland. She was 86 years of age.
The daughter of the late Henry and Anna Homma Kraemer, she was born in New York City.
Mrs. Streever is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Roy and Corinne Streever of Montgomery; two daughters, Linda Cohen of Bakersfield, Calif., and Jean Navojosky and her husband, Arthur, of Waterford; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 9, at 11 a.m. at the First Lutheran Church of Jeffersonville, with the Rev. Paul Hagedorn officiating.
Burial will be made in the First Lutheran Church Cemetery in Jeffersonville.
Walter H. Dorrer
Ret. USAF Col., 80
Walter Dorrer of Arlington, Va., a retired Air Force Colonel, died Monday, June 27, 2005 at the VA Hospital in Washington, D.C., after a sudden illness. He had battled Parkinsons disease for a lengthy period of time. He was 80 years of age.
The son of the late John H. and Estelle J. Kilmer Dorrer, he was born in Rhinebeck.
A U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II, Korea & Vietnam, with 30 years service, he served as a career pilot and logistician.
He attended public school in Rhinebeck and graduated from the University of Maryland. At age 18 he entered military service in 1943 as a private under the auspices of the FDR Elks Aviation Unit of Poughkeepsie. He received the rank of Flight Officer, receiving his pilots rating as a single engine fighter pilot. During combat training, he was wounded when hit by a .50 caliber machine gun bullet. This precluded his scheduled transfer to China. Subsequently, he piloted various types of jet fighter and multi-engine aircraft.
During his military career he took part in extensive pilot and logistical duties during the Korean War. He piloted 134 missions in transport aircraft while performing such missions as dropping paratroops and supplies to surrounded Allied units, inserting and recovery of intelligence agents behind enemy lines, flying air evacuation of wounded soldiers and those killed in action, and flying psychological warfare missions.
Col. Dorrer also served during the Vietnam War as the Director of Logistics Plans for the Seventh Air Force.
Military assignments included logistics officer for the White House Presidential Unit (Air Force One) at National Airport and Andrews AFB under the administrations of Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy and Johnson. In addition to providing air transport for presidential and high ranking U.S. dignitaries, he also airlifted foreign government distinguished visitors as well. A random list includes Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, (and First Ladies); Jawaharlal Nehru, Charles deGaulle, Queen Elizabeth, Prince Phillip, King and Queen of Denmark, Emperor Haille Selasie, Nikita Kruschev and others.
Other military assignments included logistics advisor to the Royal Thai Air Force; military assistant in the Office of Secretary Defense; logistics officer and pilot during the open air inspection program under the Eisenhower administration.
He received numerous awards and decorations including the Bronze Star, Air Medal and the Joint Services Commendation Medal. He was awarded honorary pilot wings in the Royal Thai Air Force.
Col. Dorrer retired in 1973 in Northern Virginia where he worked for the George H Rucker Realty Company for many years. He was a member of the Episcopal Church and served on the Bishops vestry in Tokyo, Japan. He was a member of numerous service organizations including the Korean War Veterans, Disabled American Veterans, the Air Force Association, the Military Officers Association, the 49th Fighter Group Association and the Vietnam Veterans Association.
He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Dorrer of Arlington, Va,; two daughters, Katherine Dorrer of Arlington, Va,, and Sharon Rossiter (daughter of his predeceased first wife) of Denver, Colo.; two grandchildren both of Denver, Colo.; two sister, Gladys Ogden of Boynton Beach, Fla., and Helen Dugan of Poughkeepsie; two brothers, Fred Dorrer of Cobleskill and Richard Dorrer of Pine Plains; and has surviving other relatives in the local area. He was predeceased by a sister, Marlene Contreras.
Visiting hours will be held from 2-5 p.m. on Thursday, September 8, 2005 at the Arlington Funeral Home, 3901 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, Va. 22203.
Funeral services and burial with full military honors will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, September 9 at the Ft. Myer Post Chapel following a horse-drawn caisson procession to Arlington National Cemetery for ceremonial burial to include the United States Air Force band, marching troops, firing party, color guard, bugler and a Fly-By with Missing Man Formation.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area, 7913 Westpark Drive, Suite 101, McLean, Va. 22102.
Maureen DeAngelo, 65
Retiree of Tamarack Lodge
Maureen DeAngelo, a 28-year resident of the Woodridge/Ellenville area and a retired worker for the Tamarack Lodge, died Wednesday, June 29, 2005, at her home. She was 65 years of age.
The daughter of the late Robert Bartholomew and Veronica Slattery, she was born June 20, 1940, in Astoria. She was the widow of Michael DeAngelo (owner/operator of D Builders and a former employee of Dynamite Youth Center) who died June 17, 1991.
Mrs.DeAngelo was a communicant of the Church of St. Mary and St. Andrew in Ellenville.
In a family statement, it was said, She will be sadly missed.
She is survived by two daughters, Kelly Ann Pysher-Achatz and her husband Mark Achatz, of Attica and Deborah DeAngelo and her companion, Andy Castelli, of Woodridge; three grandchildren, Bari-Morgan Allor of Woodridge, Jeremy Michael Pysher and John Michael Achatz of Attica; a sister, Veronica Parker of Queens; a brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Joan Slattery of Pennsylvania; and many nieces, nephews and friends. She was predeceased by a sister, Ethel Stofan, and a brother-in-law, Vincent Parker.
A Funeral Mass was offered at the Church of St. Mary and St. Andrew in Ellenville on Saturday.
Cremation was private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of ones choice.