July 22, 2005
John Jack Barnes
Ret. NYNEX Foreman, 55
John Jack Barnes of Cuddebackville, a retired foreman for NYNEX, died suddenly Saturday, July 16, 2005, at his home. He was 55 years of age.
The son of the late John Stanley and Mardell Francisco Barnes, he was born October 15, 1949, in Goshen.
A 1968 graduate of Goshen High School, he went on to retire from NYNEX in 1995. He was a Vietnam veteran of the United States Navy.
Mr. Barnes is survived by his wife of 25 years, Tracy West-Barnes, and three sons, Jonathan, David and Christopher Barnes, all at home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Julie and Jeff Lattimer of Middletown and Christi and Jack Rodriguez of Greenville; three sisters, Marylee Brennan of Massachusetts, Mardell Sparkey Fulton of Pennsylvania and Ellen Dowling of the Czech Republic; five grandchildren, Joseph and Kate Lattimer and Nicholas, Celine and Michael Rodriguez; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held Thursday at the Cuddebackville Reformed Church hall.
Burial was private.
Memorial contributions may be made to a fund to benefit his children and can be made directly to the family.
Anna H. Palmer
Ret. Bus Driver, 82
Anna Hilda Palmer of Mongaup Valley, a retired bus driver from Long Island, died Saturday, July 16, 2005, at the Middletown Park Manor in Middletown. She was 82 years of age.
The daughter of the late William and Addie Ryder Rheinheimer, she was born April 24, 1923, in Brooklyn. She was the widow of Frank J. Palmer.
Mrs. Palmer was a member of St. Johns Episcopal Church in Monticello.
She is survived by four sons, William Palmer of the State of Florida, and James Palmer, Gene Palmer and John Palmer, all of Mongaup Valley; three daughters, Lois Ann Palmer, Jan Carol Downing and Jesse Ann Palmer, all of Mongaup Valley; two grandchildren, Jason and Michael. She was predeceased by two brothers, Charles and John Rheinheimer and a sister, Addie Ganther.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 30, at St. Johns Episcopal Church, 15 St. John St., Monticello with Rev. Ninon Hutchinson officiating.
Funeral arrangements were made by the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home of Monticello.
Phyllis L. Cummings
Ret. Financial Wrk., 78
Phyllis L. Cummings of Summitville, formerly of Milford, Conn., died July 16, 2005, at her home. She was 78 years of age.
The daughter of the late Glen A. and Beatrice Lybolt Cummings, she was born December 23, 1926, in Summitville.
Miss Cummings worked for many years on Wall Street and other financial institutions and industries. An accomplished singer and student of history, she was also a charter member of the Mamakating Historical Society and a Third Order Member of the Order of St. Francis.
She is survived by a sister, Jean A. Cummngs of Milford, Conn.; two nieces, Diane Recchia of Deep River, Conn., and Joan Dehm of Milford, Conn.; and several grand-nieces and grand-nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Richard B. Cummings who died May 10, 1998.
Services were held Wednesday at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Wurtsboro with the Rev. Fr. Bernard Champagne, of the Order of St. Benedict, officiating.
Burial will be made in Poplar Grove Cemetery in Phillipsport.
Amanda Singh of Monticello, a homemaker and a lifelong area resident, died Tuesday, July 19, 2005, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris, after a long illness. She was 52 years of age.
The daughter of the late Thomas and Josephine Rizzo Weygant, she was born in Newburgh on October 27, 1952.
Mrs. Singh is survived by her husband, Maninder Singh, at home; a son, Fred Broadie Jr. of Kiamesha Lake; two daughters, Jessica&Mac186;Broadie of Chester and Freda Broadie of Liberty; three brothers, Thomas Weygant of Liberty and James Weygant and Anthony Weygant, both of Middletown; a sister, Josephine Weygant of Middletown; and several cousins. She was predeceased by a daughter, Jennifer Broadie.
Friends may call at the Friendship Baptist Church in Ferndale on Saturday from noon until the time of the service.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the church with the Rev. William Smith officiating.
Cremation was private at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Ret. Teacher, 77
Lucille K. Spire of Newburgh, a former resident of Cochecton and a retired teacher of the Delaware Valley School District in Callicoon, died Monday, July 18, 2005, at the Campbell Hall Residental Health Care Center. She was 77 years of age.
The daughter of the late Herman C. and Lillian Cronin Koenig, she was born August 11, 1927, in New York City.
Mrs. Spire was a graduate of Mt. St. Ursula Academy and College of New Rochelle.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Karen Spire of Ambler, Pa.; a daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and Steven Otlowski of Newburgh; two sisters, Ann Biancheri of Wayne, N.J., and Lillian Von Brockdorff of Bloominton, Minn.; and three grandchildren, Erica Otlowski, Cassidy Spire and MacKenzie Spire.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. on Friday at St. Thomas of Canterbury Church in Cornwall-on-Hudson with Fr. Bernard P. Heter officiating.
Burial will be made in East Cochecton Cemetery on Friday.
Rita Hotchkin of Parksville, a homemaker and a lifelong area resident, died Tuesday, July 19, 2005, at her home. She was 84 years of age.
The daughter of the late Anthony and Myrtle Kratch Cypert she was born June 18, 1921, in Fallsburg. She was the widow of Earl Hotchkin who died May 25, 1992.
Mrs. Hotchkin was a member of St. Peters Church in Liberty. She was a member of the Tri-Valley AARP and was named Sullivan County 2003 Senior Citizen of the Year from the Town of Neversink. She also served as the Board of Elections Democratic Chairman for the Town of Neversink.
She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Earl and Mary Hotchkin of Ithaca, Edward and Ann Hotchkin of Cortland and Donald and Barbara Hotchkin of Parksville; two daughters, Deborah Bradley of Neversink and Kathleen Watson and her husband, Larry, of Claryville; two brothers, Walter Cypert and his wife, Pearl, and David Cypert, all of Woodborne; two sisters, Thelma Misko and her husband, John, of Grahamsville, and Mary Mentnech of Woodbourne; five grandchildren, Chad Hotchkin, Jessica Bradley, Gary Bradley, Erin Boylan and Brian Hotchkin; two great-grandchildren, Kaleigh and Gavin Hotchkin; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Paul Cypert.
Friends may call at the Ramsays Funeral Home, 275 S. Main St., Liberty, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:45a.m. on Saturday at St. Peters Roman Catholic Church in Liberty with Monsignor Edward Straub officiating.
Burial will be made in the Hillside Cemetery in Woodbourne.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550; St. Peters Church, 264 N. Main St., Liberty, N.Y. 12754; or to the Neversink First Aid Squad, Neversink, N.Y. 12765.
George Brown Jr.
Ret. Corrections Offc., 63
George A. Bull Brown Jr. of Woodbourne, a longtime area resident and a retired corrections officer at the Woodbourne Correctional Facility, died Monday, July 18, 2005, at the Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla. He was 63 years of age.
The son of the late George A. Sr. and Mabel Magie Brown, he was born April 15, 1942, in Monticello.
Mr. Brown was a life member of Woodbourne Fire Company #1.
He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Carolyn Brown, at home; a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas G. and Dawn Brown of Texas; two grandchildren, Rachel and Jason Brown; a brother and sister-in-law, Dr. Thomas and Delores Brown of Pennsylvania; a brother-in-law, Tony Barone II of Texas; a nephew, Tony Barone III; and his mother-in-law, Helen Bohaj of the State of Florida. He was predeceased by a sister, Connie Brown Barone.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Friday at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Route 42, Woodbourne, with Msgr. Foley officiating.
Interment will be made in the Woodbourne Reform Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Childrens Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38104-1904.
Ret. Bookkeeper, 91
Ethel Yaver of South Fallsburg and Woodridge, a retired bookkeeper for S & L Oil Company in Brooklyn, and a 52-year area resident, died Tuesday, July 19, 2005, at the Newburgh campus of St. Lukes Cornwall Hospital. She was 91 years of age.
The daughter of the late Jacob and Sarah Newman London, she was born November 7, 1913, in Brooklyn. She was the widow of Benjamin Yaver.
Mrs. Yaver is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Jinny and Robert Goff of Wappingers Falls; a son, Perry Yaver of Brighton, Mich.; and a grandson, Blake Goff of Wappingers Falls..
Graveside services and burial were held Thursday at Cedar Park Cemetery in Paramus, N.J. with Rabbi Susan Mitrani-Knapp officiating.
Henry J. Sudmann
Ret. Businessman, 97
Henry J. Sudmann of Wayne, Neb., a retired businessman and a longtime resident of West Hempstead, died July 17, 2003, at Premier Estates Living Community in Wayne, Neb. He was 97 yeas of age.
The son of the late Cristian Ernst Heinrich and Marie Anna Magarete Cordes Sudmann, he was born February 12, 1908. in Bremen, Germany.
He immigrated to this country when he was nineteen, became an American citizen and was a veteran of the United States Army.
Mr. Sudmann is survived by a sister, Marga Nitzsche in Germany; two sons and daughters-in-law, Allan E. and Betty Sudmann of Lindenhurst and Robert H. and Cathy Sudmann of Livingston Manor; a daughter and son-in-law, Joan (Sudmann) and Charles Shapiro of Wayne, Neb.; eight grandchildren, Allan E. Sudmann Jr., Kenneth Sudmann, Christopher Sudmann, Mathew Sudmann, &Mac186;Bradley Sudmann, Lisa Sudmann, Eric Shapiro and Nathan Shapiro; and four great-grandchilden. He was predeceased by a brother, Artur in Germany.
There will be no visitation.
Burial will be made in the Calverton National Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Elks National Foundation, 2750 N. Lakeview Ave., Chicago, Ill. 60614.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Harris Funeral Home in Roscoe.
Gertrude Morah, 88
Gertrude Ringel Morah of Miami Beach, Fla., a former resident of Monticello, died Wednesday, July 20, 2005, after a long illness. She was 88 years of age.
She is survived by her three children and two in-laws, Martin and Jean Ringel, Lana Jamieson and Les and Donna Ringel; and four grandchildren, Michael, Chari, Darren and Tracy.
Interment was made at the Lakeside Memorial Park in Miami, Fla.
Asst. Dir. Clinical Srv., 43
Sonya Sonnie Smith-Scheuering, an eight-year resident of Towaco, N.J., a former resident of Gaithersburg, Md., and Middletown, and an assistant director of pharmacy clinical services at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, N.J., died Monday, July 18, 2005, at the home of her parents in Middletown. She was 43 years of age.
The daughter of Richard A. and Marie D. Dibble Smith, she was born October 31, 1961, in Middletown.
A 1979 graduate of Middletown High School, she was a 1984 graduate of Albany College of Pharmacy and earned a masters degree in Pharmaceutical Science, graduating from the University of Rhode Island in 1986 with a Doctorate in Clinical Pharmacy.
She is survived by her husband, Joseph W. Scheuering, and two sons, Richard H., age 6, and Rohan T. Scheuering, age 2, all at home; her parents of Middletown, a sister and brother-in-law, Sandra and Timothy Junta of Ramsey, N.J., and their daughter, Erin M. Junta; several aunts and uncles including Barbara and Edward LaForge of Middletown, Stanley and Barbara Smith of Reading Center, Shirley Clark of Pine Bush, Dennis and Pat Wheeler of Campbell Hall, Cynthia Smith and Lucille Smith, both of Middletown, and a special aunt, Sonya Zolnoski of Middletown; her maternal grandmother, Frieda Dibble of Middletown, and father-and mother-in-law, Frank and Lois Hagen of Suffern; three brothers-in-law, Robert Scheuering of South Fallsburg, Carl Scheuering of Monroe and Peter Scheuering of Rochester; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her maternal grandfather, Leonard Dibble, her paternal grandparents, Kenneth Smith and Irma Wheeler, and an uncle, William G. Smith.
Services were held Thursday at the Cornellius, Dodd and Connell Funeral Home in Middletown with the Rev. Michael McKay officiating.
Interment was made in the Pine Hill Cemetery in the Town of Wawayanda.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, Inc., 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550 or to the Montville United Methodist Church, 29 Whitehall Rd., Towaco, N.J. 07082.
Madeline Giblin of Smallwood, a homemaker and a 12-year resident and a summer resident for many years, previously of the Bronx with a winter home in Deland, Fla., died July 19, 2005, at the John Dempsey Cancer Research Hospital in Farmington, Conn. She was 82 years of age.
The daughter of the late Daniel and Alice McEvoy McDonnell, she was born May 25, 1923, in Newry, County Armach, Ireland.
She is survived by her husband, Martin Giblin, at home; four sons, Martin Giblin of Yonkers, Michael Giblin of Frederick, Md., James Giblin of the Bronx and Donald Giblin of Yorktown Heights; five daughters, Rosaleen Murchison and Madeline ONeill, both of Ridgefield, Conn., Kathleen Giblin of Rhinebeck, Jacqueline Barden of Pawling and Christine Giblin of Stamford, Conn.; a sister, Rose Hogan of Newry, Ireland; 14 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Gerard, who died in 1977, six brothers and three sisters.
Friends may call at the Horn and Thomas, Inc. Funeral Home, 33 E. Main St., Pawling, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday at St. Johns Church, East Main St., Pawling.
Burial will be made in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Valhalla.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, 14 Pennsylvania Plaza, Suite 140, New York, N.Y. 10122.
Hilda D. Somers, 75
Hilda Davenport Somers of Liberty, the former owner of Hi-Way Inn in Parksville and the former Four Corners Inn in Liberty, died Thursday, July 21, 2005, at the Roscoe Community Nursing Home.
The daughter of the late Case and Ethel Vanderwerker Davenport, she was born August 15, 1929, in Mayfield.
Mrs. Somers grew up on the Davenport family farm in Grooville and attended the Livingston Manor School.
In a family statement, it was said, She fought a long and gallant battle with multiple sclerosis and was a longtime member of the MS Society.
She is survived by a son, Randall K. Somers of Liberty; two daughters, Karen L. Ottino of Liberty and Kristeen M. Murtagh of Downingtown, Pa.; four grandchildren, Kara Ross, Kimberly Ottino, Ryan Murtagh and Scott Ottino; three great-grandchildren, Kasey Ottino, Kayleigh and Brianna Murtagh; a brother, Ernest Davenport, and a sister, Beverly Young, both of the state of Florida; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her longtime companion, Frank Sonny Sherwood, two brothers, William and Harold Davenport and a great-grandson, Sammy McKay.
A memorial service will be held at the Grooville Methodist Church on Saturday at 11 a.m.
Burial will be private at the Davenport Family Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Roscoe Community Nursing Home, Roscoe, N.Y. 12776.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Ramsays Funeral Home in Liberty.