August 2, 2005
Marie Mennella of Wurtsboro, the owner/operator of Giovannis Restaurant for 14 years, died Thursday, July 28, 2005, in Wurtsboro. She was 67 years of age.
The daughter of the late Salvatore and Helen Esposito, she was born in Harlem.
Mrs. Mennella was a member of St. Josephs Church in Wurtsboro and a Mamakating Lioness.
She is survived by her husband, Giovanni Mennella, at home; two sons, John Mennella of Wurtsboro and Anthony and his wife, Jennifer Mennella, of Wurtsboro; a daughter and son-in-law, Maria and Robert Ammann of Williston Park; three grandchildren, Matthew, Michelle and Nicholas Ammann; and several nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Mass was offered on Monday at St. Josephs Church of Wurtsboro with the Rev. Peter Madori officiating.
Burial was made in St. Josephs Cemetery in Wurtsboro.
Funeral arrangements were made by the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Wurtsboro.
Barbara Jean Weafer Tappan of Watkins Glen, a homemaker and a former resident of Roscoe, died Tuesday, July 26, 2005, at her home. She was 52 years of age.
The daughter of Laura Kinne and the late Eugene Weafer, she was born January 22, 1953.
She is survived by her husband, Bruce Tappan, at home; two sons, B.J. and Christopher of Watkins Glen; her mother of Roscoe; and two sisters, Patricia Zschack and Laura Jennings, both of Roscoe.
A memorial service was held Monday at St. James Episcopal Church in Watkins Glen.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 6725 Lyons St., P.O. Box 7E, East Syracuse, N.Y. 13057.
David Kasofsky, 81
Founder of Warehouse Co.
David Kasofsky of Swan Lake, a lifelong area resident and the founder of Warehouse Paint and Carpet in Liberty, died Thursday, July 28, 2005, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 81 years of age.
The son of the late Nathan and Martha Gitlin Kasofsky, he was born January 17, 1924, in New York City. He was the widower of Breva Kasofsky.
A World War II veteran, he served in the Horse Calvary in Burma, India. He had a passion for horses and animals all of his life.
In a family statement, it was said, David started in life working on his fathers farm in Swan Lake. He started mixing and selling paint out of a barn in Swan Lake in the 1960s and later on opened and operated Warehouse Paint and Carpet in Liberty, a business that he never retired from. He will be remembered for his engaging sense of humor, his boyish charm and great smile. He was a tremendous supporter of human rights, always supporting the underdog. He always gave quietly, without recognition, to any person in need. His lifelong example of compassion and kindness will be remembered by all.
He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Annette Kasofsky; a granddaughter, Brett Kasofsky; two sisters, Esther Berger of Greenfield, Mass., and Miriam Rice of Middletown; two nieces, Bonnie Berger of Greenfield, Mass., and Mona Rice of Middletown; and a nephew, Mark Rice of Middletown.
Services were held Sunday at the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello with Rabbi Tress officiating.
Burial was made in the Swan Lake Synagogue Cemetery in Liberty.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of ones choice.
Brooke A. Parker
Avon Rep., 63
Brooke A. Parker of Ephrata, Pa. The greatest mom in the whole wide world, died Friday, July 29, 2005, at the home of her son in Ephrata. She was 63 years of age.
The daughter of the late Samuel Anderson and Ruth Mannie Anderson (former resident of Grahamsville), she was born in Virginia. She was the widow of Patrick Parker who died in December of 1993.
Mrs. Parker was a graduate of Tri-Valley High School in Grahamsville. She worked for Doneckers in Ephrata for 12 years as a fashion coordinator and a switchboard operator. While living in New York, she was involved with the volunteer ambulance association and was the editor of the Townsman Newspaper She was also an Avon representative and an avid reader.
She is survived by her stepmother, Virginia Anderson; a son and daughter-in-law, Dr. David S. and Anne Parker and family of Stevens; a daughter and son-in-law, Wendy A. and Philip J. Leone and family of New Paltz; a son, Michael A. Parker and family of Roswell, Ga.; a step-sister Terry and her husband, James Richardson of Grahamsville; and a step-brother, Donald Osterhoudt and his wife, Mary, of Grahamsville.
A memorial service will be held at the Grahamsville United Methodist Church on Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
Interment will be made in the Grahamsville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Lancaster County, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, Pa. 17604-4125.
Elaine Klugman, 93
Helped Found Hosp. Aux.
Elaine Klugman of Parksville, a longtime area resident and one of those who founded the Catskill Regional Hospital Auxiliary and the Maimonides Hospital Auxiliary, died Thursday, July 27, 2005, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 93 years of age.
The daughter of the late Samuel and Molly Weinstein Lafayette, she was born August 2, 1911, in Ellicott, Md. She was the widow of Aaron Klugman, the former owner and pharmacist at the Liberty Pharmacy.
Mrs. Klugman was a longtime member and past president of the Sisterhood of Ahavath Israel Synagogue in Liberty. She was a life member of Hadassah and a member of the Garden Club of Liberty.
In a family statement, it was said, Elaine was a warm and loving person, who will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by a daughter, Mary Klugman of Parksville; two sons, Nathan Klugman of Parksville and Lewis M. Klugman and his wife, Rachelle, of Parksville; two grandchildren, Michael Klugman and his wife, Kristin, and Michele Klugman-Resnick; three great-grandchildren, Mara Resnick, Jonathan Resnick and Olivia Klugman; and several nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Sara Klugman. two brothers. Murray and Albert Lafayette, and two sisters, Sally Schwartz and Rosalie Wahrhaftig.
Services were held Friday at the Ahavath Israel Synagogue in Liberty with Rabbi Marvin Goldman officiating.
Burial was made in Ahavath Israel Cemetery in Liberty.
Memorial contributions may be made to Ahavath Israel Synagogue, Chestnut St., Liberty, N.Y. 12754.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello.
Elsa VanEtten of Milford, Pa., a homemaker and a lifelong area resident, died Wednesday, July 27, 2005, at the Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis. She was 89 years of age.
The daughter of the late Otto and Lulu Davis Georgi, she was born in Cochecton Center on January 6, 1916. She was the widow of Bert Van Etten who died in 1978.
Mrs. Van Etten is survived by two daughters, Aileen Palmer of Ruskin, Fla., and Eleanor Schroeder of Staten Island; a son, Albert VanEtten of Milford, Pa; 11 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Marion Sebring who died in 1985.
Services were held Monday at the Stroyan Funeral Home in Milford, Pa., with the Rev. Rodney Ryle officiating.
Burial was made in the Milford Cemetery in Dingman Township, Pa.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Karen Ann Quinlan Center of Hope Hospice, 99 Sparta Ave., Newton, N.J. 07860 or to the American Cancer Society, Pike Unit, 110 W. Harford St., Milford, Pa. 18337.
Bridget Theresa ONeill of Bloomingburg, a homemaker and a 25-year area resident, died Friday, July 29, 2005, at the Horton campus of the Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown. She was 68 years of age.
The daughter of the late Thomas and Bridget Fox Fitzpatrick, she was born October 14, 1936, in New York City. She was the widow of Thomas William ONeill.
Mrs. ONeill is survived by a son, Thomas ONeill, and his fiancée, April Thomas, of Bloomingburg; three daughters, Donna Ortiz and her husband, Roy, of Bloomingburg, Maryann ONeill of Bloomingburg and Colleen DePetro of Wurtsboro; nine grandchildren, Jennifer, Cory, Maria, Crystal, Timmy, Thomas, Devin, Michelle and Amanda; a brother-in-law, Frank ONeill; and three nieces and two nephews.
A Funeral Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at Our Lady of the Assumption in Bloomingburg with Father Raymond Bagdonis, O. Carm., officiating.
Burial will be made in the Bloomingburg Cemetery.