July 26, 2005
Milton J. Lindsley
Jeffersonville Barber, 93
Milton Joseph Lindsley of Jeffersonville, the proprietor of Lindsleys Barber Shop and a 59-year resident, died Friday, July 22, 2005. He was 93 years of age.
The son of the late Joseph Bruce and Lillian Ryder Lindsley, he was born January 8, 1912, in White Sulphur Springs.
Mr. Lindsley was a charter member of the Jeffersonville Lions Club, as well as a member of the Jeffersonville United Methodist Church, the Masonic Lodge of Liberty and of the Antique Car Club. He and his wife often participated in local parades with their antique Ford.
In a family statement, it was said, Milton Lindsley was a devoted husband, a loving father and a beloved grandfather. His wonderful sense of humor will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his wife, Anne Whitney Lindsley of Jeffersonville; a daughter and son-in-law, JoAnne (Lindsley) and Leonard P. Scullion of Saint Marys, Ga.; a granddaughter, Amanda Scullion of Saint Marys, Ga.; a sister, Irene Hofmann of Naples, Fla.; a sister-in-law, Virginia Lindsley of Jeffersonville; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services and burial were held Monday at the Jeffersonville Methodist Cemetery with Pastor William Hagerty and Lay Speaker Virginia Bossley officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jeffersonville United Methodist Church, Jeffersonville, N.Y. 12748 or to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.
Harry L. Gardner
Ret. Caretaker, 86
Harry L. Gardner of Monticello, a retired longtime caretaker for the Lake Huntington Summer Community, died Saturday, July 23, 2005, at his home. He was 86 years of age.
The son of the late Harry O. and Blanche Kildy Gardner, he was born December 22, 1918, in Maryland, N.Y. He was the widower of Barbara J. Gardner and Caroline E. Gardner.
A veteran of the United States Army, he served in Japan during World War II and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. He was also a vestry member of St. Johns Episcopal Church in Monticello.
He is survived by two sons, Harry R. Gardner of White Sulphur Springs and Murry B. Gardner of Baltimore, Md.; two daughters, Frances Abildnes of Swan Lake and Arlie-Ella Bellina of the state of Florida; seven step-daughters, Cathy Brown, Connie McKenley, Claire Harris, Carol Barry, Cindy Rios, Cheryl Montavo and Christine Breen; 15 grandchildren, Michelle, Barbara, Howard, Joshua, Anthony, Tara, Amy, Robin, Carlo, David and Benjamin, Colleen, Collette, Clarice and John; several great-grandchildren, step-grandchildren and step great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, John L. Gardner.
Friends may call at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 401 Broadway, Monticello, on Tuesday from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at St. Johns Episcopal Church, 15 St. John St., Monticello with the Rev. Ninon Hutchinson officiating.
Burial with military honors will be held at the Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery in Liberty.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 419 East Main St., Suite 307B, Middletown, NY 10940 or to St. Johns Episcopal Church, 15 St. John St., Monticello, NY. 12701.
George Kaminsky, 83
Ret. Owner/Oper. Oil Co.
George Kaminsky of South Fallsburg, the retired owner/operator of the Great Oil Company in South Fallsburg, and a lifelong area resident, died Friday, July 22, 2005, at his home. He was 83 years of age.
He was born and raised in Greenfield Park. He was the widower of Doris Myerson Kaminsky.
To help his family weather the hardships of the Great Depression, he started working at the age of 12. It was not unusual for him to leave the comforts of home on a bitter mid-winter night to deliver fuel oil or mend a broken furnace for a customer in distress. During these years, George was an active member of the Masons and Lions Club. He served as the Lions club president and as Deputy District Governor for many years, helping people in need receive eye and ear care and operations. He was honored by awards too numerous to count.
In a family statement it was said, In the Jewish tradition, it is said that the human life time is vain unless it is utilized for the purpose of accumulating good deeds, the rewards of which will be reaped in the world to come. George Kaminsky lived a life of great generosity toward all whom crossed his path. His long record of good deeds precedes him on his final journey. He was a devoted father, grandfather and uncle.
He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Jeffrey Pollak; a son and daughter-in-law, Marty and Martha Kaminsky; four grandchildren, Danielle and Jason Pollak and Leah and David Kaminsky; three sisters-in-law, Lillian Shabus, Ruth Magid and Charlotte Schwartz; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello on Monday.
Burial was made in the Workmens Circle #281 Cemetery in Glen Wild.
The family will be sitting Shiva through Wednesday at the home of Karen and Jeffrey Pollak at 36 Edgewood Place, South Fallsburg.
Ernest A. Lopena
Ret. NYC Policeman, 54
Ernest A. Lopena of Claryville, a former resident of Queens and a retired New York City Police Officer, died suddenly on Friday, July 22, 2005. He was 54 years of age.
The son of the late Joseph and Antonia Irano Lopena, he was born March 4, 1951, in Brooklyn.
Mr. Lopena was currently employed as Security Patrol at Kutshers Hotel.
In a statement, it was said, All who knew Ernie, knew that he was a kind, gentle and soft spoken guy. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Gail Lopena, at home; two children, Joseph and Cristen; a sister, Loretta Poole; three sisters-in-law, Deborah Schwarting and her husband, Robert, Susan Schwarting and her husband, Nelson, and Valerie Raia and her fiance, Guy Verfaillie; his mother-in-law, Wanda Kren; and several nieces and a nephew.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Route 42, Woodbourne, at 10 a.m. on Tuesday with Msgr. Foley officiating.
Interment will be made in St. Johns Cemetery in Middle Village.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Woodbourne.
Ret. Baker, 66
Nicolas Terzulli of Barryville, a retired baker for Walbaums in Long Island and a longtime area resident, died Thursday, July 21, 2005, at the Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis. He was 66 years of age.
The son of the late Stefano and Maria Rella Terzulli, he was born September 26, 1939, in Grumo Appula Bari, Italy.
In a family statement, it was said, He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother. He will be greatly missed by his family and everyone who knew him.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Mary Labate Terzulli, at home; a son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Diane Terzulli of Centereach; a daughter, Maryann Terzulli of Massachusetts; three brothers, Joseph Terzulli of Italy, Leonardo Terzulli of New Rochelle and Vito Terzulli of the Bronx; a sister, Maria Rosa of Italy; a grandson, Nicholas Terzulli; and many nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Saturday at St. Anthony of Padua R.C. Church in Eldred with the Rev. Fr. Anthony Moore officiating.
Burial was made in St. Anthony's Cemetery in Eldred.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Gray-Rasmussen Funeral Home in Barryville.
Helen G. Carayas
Ret. Real Est. Assoc., 88
Helen G. Carayas of Wurtsboro, a retired commercial real estate associate with Equitable Life Assurance in New York City, died Thursday, July 21, 2005, at her home, following a long illness. She was 88 years of age.
The daughter of the late Egnatz and Helen Serediak Essman, she was born September 10, 1916, in the Bronx.
Following retirement, she and her husband moved to Wurtsboro.
Until her activities were curtailed by emphysema, Mrs. Carayas was a volunteer with Horton Memorial Hospital, the Nutrition Council of the Sullivan County Office for the Aging and the American Legion Auxiliary #1266. She was a member of the Mamakating Senior Citizens and had been named 1991 Mamakating Senior of the Year. She was a member of the Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church in Middletown.
In a family statement, it was said, She was loved by all.
She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Stephen Carayas, at home; a son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Noreen Carayas; a daughter, Catherine; two grandchildren, Paul and Christopher; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Monday at the Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church in Middletown with Fr. Chris Telios officiating.
Burial was made in the Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY. 12550.
Arthur K. Hoag, 95
Ret. Dairy/Cauliflower Farmer
Arthur K. Hoag, a resident of the Roscoe Community Nursing Home and a former resident of Turnwood and Livingston Manor, died Tuesday, March 29, 2005, at the nursing home. He was 95 years of age.
The son of the late Harvey H. and Florilla A. Davidson Hoag, he was born March 18, 1910, in Lew Beach, Town of Hardenburgh. He was the widower of Lorna B. Knickerbocker Hoag.
Mr. Hoag owned and operated a dairy farm and grew cauliflower in Delaware County and Livingston Manor for over 40 years. For the past 28 years, he lived at Balsam Lake, Turnwood.
In a family statement, it was said, Dad led a life of hard work on his farms. He achieved his pilots license in 1948. He made an exciting trip to Alaska with a friend in 1970. He enjoyed his games of chess, checkers and dominoes with his children and grandchildren.
He is survived by two sons, John Jack Hoag of the state of Florida, and David W. Hoag of Livingston Manor; a daughter, Mary Lee Hoag-Lerich of Mesa, Ariz.; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Olive Hoag, formerly of DeLancey; a cousin, Rev. Robert Hoag of Middletown; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, William Bill Hoag, and a sister, Alice Marie Bryden.
A memorial service and burial will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday at the Orchard Street Cemetery in Livingston Manor.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lorna B. Hoag Memorial Scholarship Fund (Preserverance Award) at LMCS, c/o David W. Hoag, P.O. Box 239, Livingston Manor, N.Y. 12758.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home in Livingston Manor.
Charles Wynn Jr., 63
Charles Wynn Jr., a longtime resident of Liberty and more recently of Syracuse, died Thursday, July 21, 2005; at the Crouse-Irving Hospital in Syracuse. He was 63 years of age.
The son of Mary Wynn Bridges and the late Charles Wynn Sr., he was born April 30, 1942, in Tifton, Ga.
He is survived by his mother of Liberty; two sisters, Marjorie Covington and Brenda Bowman, both of Liberty; a sister-in-law, Ernestine Bridges of Liberty; four brothers, John Bridges, Benjamin Bridges, Arelious Bridges and Aundri Bridges, all of Liberty; two brothers-in-law, Douglas Bowman and Terry Covington Sr.; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Mary L. Canary.
Friends may call at the Ramsays Funeral Home, 275 S. Main St., Liberty, on Wednesday from noon to 2 p.m.
Services will be held at the funeral home at 2 p.m. on Wednesday with the Rev. Edward Miller officiating.
Burial will be made in the Liberty Cemetery.