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July 29, 2005

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 pilot’s 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 Saturday at the Orchard Street Cemetery in Livingston Manor.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lorna B. Hoag Memorial Scholarship Fund (Perseverance 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.

Floris R. Price
Homemaker, 87

Floris R. Price, a more than 50-year resident of Smallwood and a homemaker, died Sunday, July 24, 2005. She was 87 years of age.
The daughter of the late Anton and Anna Robinson Schwarzkopf, she was born May 2, 1918, in Arlington, Vt. She was the widow of Robert Price who died September 9, 1984.
In her youth she moved to Brooklyn and was a graduate of Erasmus High School. She moved to Whiteboro in 1997.
Mrs. Price was a member of the Mongaup Valley United Methodist Church and a charter member and former officer of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Sgt. Andrew Brucher Post No. 5499, Veterans of Foreign Wars, in White Lake.
In a family statement, it was said, “A devoted homemaker and mother, Floris enjoyed her time caring for her husband and children.”
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Floris and Manuel Bernal of Orlando, Fla.; a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Mary Ellen Price of Deerfield; two granddaughters, Katie and Mary Alyssa Price of Deerfield; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services were held Thursday at the Mongaup Valley United Methodist Church with the Rev. Kenneth Rodgers officiating.
Burial was made in the Evergreen Cemetery in Bethel.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 6725 Lyons St., P.O. Box 7E, East Syracuse, N.Y. 15057.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Ramsay’s Funeral Home in Kauneonga Lake.

Edward Klussman
Ret. Trust Offc., 74

Edward M. Klussman of Vero Beach, Fla., a former resident of Middletown and Westbrookville, and a retired trust officer at the Orange County Trust Company where he was employed for 33 years, died Friday, July 22, 2005, in Florida. He was 74 years of age.
The son of the late William and Ethel Klussman, he was a native of the Hudson Valley.
After graduating from Middletown High School in 1950, he attended Orange County Community College. Mr. Klussman was a veteran of the United States Army, stationed in Texas from 1951 until 1953 where he served as a medic.
Described as an affable man with a quick laugh and an easy going personality, Mr. Klussman was active in his community, donating much of his time to serve others as a Little League and Pop Warner coach. He was a member of the Middletown Lions and Elks Clubs; an active member of Mt. Carmel Church in Middletown and Holy Name Church in Otisville. An avid sports fan and outdoorsman, he enjoyed gardening, walking and watching baseball and football games throughout his life.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Marilyn Griffin Klussman, at home; a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Judy Klussman of Mountaindale; a daughter and son-in-law, Kelly and Jeff Patterson of Middletown; three grandchildren, Jason, David and Megan Klussman of Mountaindale; and a sister-in-law, Patricia Fox of Vero Beach, Fla.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m.. on Saturday, August 6, at the Holy Name Church in Otisville.
Memorial donations may be made to the Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice Foundation, 1110 35th Lane, Vero Beach, Fla. 32960.

Memorial Service
For Anna H. Palmer

A memorial service for Anna H. Palmer of Mongaup Valley, who died at the age of 82 at the Middletown Park Manor on July 15, 2005, will be held on Saturday, July 30 at 2 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 15 St. John St., Monticello with the Rev. Ninon Hutchinson officiating.
Arrangements were made by the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Monticello.

Edgar A. Allison
Ret. Carpenter, 92

Edgar A. Allison of Grahamsville, a retired union carpenter and a lifelong area resident, died Thursday, July 28, 2005. He was 92 years of age.
The seventh child of James and Phoebe Allison, he was born October 25, 1912, in Curry.
The family moved to the Childs property (present site of the Tri-Valley Central School) and he spent his early years there farming and helping his father and brothers with their many building projects around the community.
In a family statement, it was said, “He loved to roam the fields and streams of the area, hunting and fishing whenever possible. He came to especially love Denman Mountain and he could entertain one for hours with his endless tales of the mountain and the people that lived there at the time. He never tired of riding up there and reliving the old days.”
Mr. Allison helped construct both the Rondout and Neversink reservoirs and their accompanying tunnel systems. He worked on the original Tri-Valley School complex and was carpenter foreman on many of the surrounding school facilities as well as many other projects. A fine example of his superior craftsmanship can be seen inside the Grahamsville United Methodist Church.
He was a member of the Mongaup Masonic Lodge and very proud of his status as a Master Mason.
Mr. Allison is survived by his wife of 63 years, Alida Allen Allison, at home; three children and their spouses, Carl and Patricia Allison of Hurleyville, William and Janice Decker of Parksville and James and Rose Allison of Grahamsville; 11 grandchildren, Jeffrey Allison, Robin Howarth, Scott Allison, Kristopher Allison, Wendy Silvio, Laurie Grimley, William Decker Jr., James Allison Jr., Jennifer Stuart, Kevin Leland and Tracey Hussey; 13 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his six siblings.
Memorial services will be held at the Grahamsville United Methodist Church at a date to be announced.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Grahamsville First Aid Squad or the Grahamsville United Methodist Church, both at Grahamsville, N.Y. 12740.

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