August 19, 2005
Wayne R. Prince, 47
Auto Parts Deliveryman
Wayne R. Prince of Hurleyville, a lifelong Sullivan County resident and an auto parts deliveryman for Ikes Auto Parts in Monticello, died Saturday, August 13, 2005, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 47 years of age.
The son of Elizabeth Zweck Prince and the late Donald S. Prince, he was born December 11, 1958, in Liberty.
He is survived by his mother, Elizabeth Prince Edwards, of Liberty; a daughter, Jennillee Prince of Livingston Manor; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Donald W. and Linda Prince and Steven S. and Mary Prince, all of Liberty; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Karan and Richard Johnson of Athens, Ga., and Trudy and John Crozzoli of Liberty; his fiancé, Carole L. Black, of Woodbourne; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Tuesday at the Ramsays Funeral Home with the Rev. Roy Shaffer officiating.
Burial was made in the Liberty Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Town of Liberty Volunteer Ambulance Corps, P.O. Box 105, Liberty, N.Y. 12754.
Dorothy H. Hustins
Ret. Librarian, 97
Dorothy H. Hustins of Highland Lake, a retired longtime librarian of the Eldred library and a longtime area resident, died Monday, August 15, 2005, at the Milford Senior Care and Rehabilitation Center in Milford, Pa. She was 97 years of age.
The daughter of the late Fred and Alma Peterson, she was born August 22, 1907, in Brooklyn. She was the widow of William Hustins.
Mrs. Hustins had formerly worked in the cafeteria at the Eldred Central School. She was a member of the Eldred Congregational Church and the church auxiliary.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, John and Jeanne Hustins of Westtown; two grandsons and their wives, John W. and Renee Hustins of Greenville Twp., and James E. and Judy Hustins of Middletown; three great-grandchildren, Benjamin Hustins, Olivia Hustins and Emily Hustins.
A memorial service will be held at a date to be announced.
Cremation was made at the H.G. Smith Crematory in Stroudsburg, Pa.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Eldred American Legion Ambulance Service or the Eldred Congregational Church both at Eldred, N.Y. 12732.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Gray-Rasmussen Funeral Home in Barryville.
Madeline E. Wagner
Madeline Elizabeth Wagner of Godeffroy, a resident of Myers Grove since 1959, died Tuesday, August 16, 2005, at the Milford (Pa.) Senior Care and Rehabilitation Center. She was 88 years of age.
The daughter of the late Frank and Bertha L. Lahm Hartz, she was born January 19, 1917, in Callicoon. She was the widow of Arthur J. Wagner who died September 7, 1982.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Jack H. and Arlene Wagner of Barryville; a daughter, Judith A. Gugala of Middletown; four granddaughters, Susan Hill, Jacqueline Baumgardner, Gretchen Stephens and Valary Gugala; two great-granddaughters, Danielle Baumgardner and Brooke Stephens; three great-grandsons, Andrew Hill, Eric Baumgardner and Jack Hill; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services were private.
Burial was made at the Rural Valley Cemetery in Cuddebackville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Ambulance Service, P.O.. Box 63, Eldred, N.Y. 12732 or to the charity of ones choice.
Margaret Peggy Gregal of Grahamsville died Sunday, August 14, 2005, at Beth Israel Hospital. She was 69 years of age.
The daughter of the late James and Helen Maguire Shortell, she was born March 22, 1936, in Queens. She was the widow of Frank Gregal who died March 18, 2003.
In a family statement, it was said, Mom had a wonderful gift of instantly touching the hearts of those she met and always having the right words to soothe and comfort others.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Frank and Virginia Gregal of Chester; a brother, James Shortell of Port Richey, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m.. on Friday at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Woodbourne with Fr. John Lynch officiating.
Interment will be made at the Grahamsville Rural Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 419 E. Main St., Middletown, N.Y. 10940.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Woodbourne.
Rev. John J. Maher
Ret. Prison Chaplain, 91
Rev. John J. Maher of Woodbourne, the retired pastor of the Church of the Immaculate Conception and a prison chaplain for the State of New York, died Sunday, August 14, 2005, at Our Lady of Consolation Residence in the Bronx. He was 91 years of age.
The son of Joseph and Hannah Leonard Maher, he was born September 20, 1913, in the Bronx.
Rev. Maher attended St. Johns Chrysostom Elementary School, All Hollows High School and St. Josephs Seminary. He was ordained on June 3, 1939.
His first appointment began in 1939 at St. Patricks in Newburgh, followed by St. Marys in Saugerties in 1957, St. Patricks in Bedford in 1958, Our Lady of Mercy in the Bronx in 1959 and Sacred Heart of Jesus in Manhattan in 1965. He was pastor of the Church of the Immaculate Conception from 1967 to 1988, when he retired.
He is survived by a sister, Sr. Eileen Maher of The Sisters of Charity of New York; a brother, Joseph E. Maher of the state of Florida; two nieces; several grand-nieces and grand-nephews; and the extended families of the Kane family and Schiffer family. He was predeceased by a sister, Mary Leinhard.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Thursday at The Sacred Heart Church of Newburgh with the main concelebrant being Aux. Bishop Dominick Lagonegro.
Interment was made in St. Michaels Cemetery in Ulster Heights.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Woodbourne.
Walter McArdle Jr.
Liberty Diner Waiter, 55
Walter J. McArdle Jr. of Jeffersonville, a waiter at the Liberty Diner and a longtime area resident, died Tuesday, August 16, 2005, at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx. He was 55 years of age.
The son of the late Walter and Elizabeth Hyde McArdle, he was born May 8, 1950, in New York City.
He was a graduate of Jeffersonville-Youngsville Central School and served in the U.S. Navy from 1975-1979.
He is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Daniel and Arleene McArdle of Jeffersonville; two nephews; a niece; and two grand-nieces.
Graveside services, with military honors, will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery in Liberty with Monsignor William Collins officiating.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Harris Funeral Home in Liberty.
Ruth E. Clancy, 82
Ret. Telephone Emply.
Ruth Eleanor Clancy of Newburgh, a longtime employee of the New York Telephone Company, died Tuesday, August 16, 2005, at the Elant Nursing Home in Newburgh. She was 82 years of age.
The daughter of the late Edward and Margaret McDonald, she was born September 8, 1922, in Newburgh. She was the widow of Charles B. Clancy.
Mrs. Clancy is survived by a son and daughter-in-law. Michael P. and Michele Clancy of Newburgh; a daughter and son-in-law, Eileen and Ron Salazar of Bloomingburg; two sisters, Justina Tina Irwin of Milford, Conn., and Margaret Peggy Love of Hemet, Calif.; five grandchildren, Ryan Clancy of Nyack, Lauren Clancy of Providence, R.I., and Taylor, Meggie and Rachael Salazar, all of Bloomingburg; several nieces and nephews; and her good friends in the Colonial Terraces in Newburgh. She was predeceased by a brother, Edward McDonald.
Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. at the Brooks-DiDonato Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh.
Burial will be made in Calvary Cemetery in New Windsor.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, Inc., 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.
Everett J. Smith
Ret. Plumber, 86
Everett Jackson Smith of Grahamsville, a plumber for Smalls Plumbing in Monticello and a lifelong area resident, died August 15, 2005, in Grahamsville. He was 86 years of age.
The son of the late Joe and Mabel Smith, he was born November 20, 1918, in Denning.
Mr. Smith was a charter member of the Claryville Fire Co.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Keator Smith of Claryville; a son and daughter-in-law, Dwayne A. and Susan Smith of Claryville; four grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; a half-brother, George Smith of Liberty; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Donald, his companion, Marie Ward, and two brothers, Pat and Joe Smith.
Services will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Claryville Fire Co., Claryville, N.Y. 12725.
Sylvia Diamond of Monticello, a longtime area resident, died Sunday, August 14, 2005, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 91 years of age.
The daughter of the late Morris and Mary Mandell Sampson, she was born August 17, 1913, in New York City. She was the widow of Martin Marty Diamond.
Mrs. Diamond was active in many clubs and organizations including the Landfield Avenue Synagogue and the CRMC auxiliary.
She is survived by two daughters, Irene Greenfield of Monticello and Joan Diamond of San Francisco, Calif.; two grandchildren and their spouses, Joseph and Bonnie Greenfield and Suzanne and Barry Lieberman; and a great-granddaughter, Madelyn Jenna Greenfield. She was predeceased by a son-in-law, Melvin Greenfield, five brothers and four sisters.
Graveside services and burial were held Tuesday at the Landfield Avenue Synagogue Cemetery in Monticello with Rabbi Ben Zion Chanowitz officiating.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello.
Lewis F. Clark
Ret. From Army, 67
Lewis F. Clark of Bloomingburg, a lifelong area resident and retired from the Orange County Airport, died Monday, August 15, 2005, at the Horton campus of the Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown. He was 67 years of age.
The son of Gertrude B. Sbat Clark and the late Daniel H. Clark, he was born March 26, 1938, in Goshen. He was the widower of Christine Clark.
A veteran of the Vietnam War, he retired from the U.S. Army after 20 years of service.
Mr. Clark was a member of the Knights of Columbus.
He is survived by a son, Daniel Thomas Clark of Dimock, Pa.; two daughters, Dawn Orlowski of Bloomingburg and Debra Miller of Niagara Falls; his mother of Middletown; a sister, Jean VanDeMark of Eldred; a brother, Daniel J. Clark of Middletown; four grandchildren, Joseph, Tammy, Travis and Rebecca; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Thursday at the Ralston-Lippincott-Hasbrock-Ingrassia Funeral Home in Middletown.
Burial was made in the North Hardyston Cemetery in Hamburg, N.J.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of ones choice.
Thomas J. Nolan
Ret. Investigator, 53
Thomas J. Nolan of Maybrook, a retired legal aid investigator for the Legal Aid Society of Sullivan County in Monticello and a 15-year area resident, died Tuesday, August 9, 2005, at his home. He was 53 years of age.
The son of the late Thomas and Margaret M. Thorton Nolan, he was born November 3, 1951, in Brooklyn.
He was a graduate of Syracuse University and a member of the alumni association.
Mr. Nolan is survived by his companion, Donna OLeary, at home; a brother, John Nolan of Farmingdale; his former wife, Marina DiMarzio Nolan of Sullivan County; and several nieces and nephews.
Services and burial were private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association - Hudson Valley, 35 Orchard St., White Plains, N,Y. 106-3-3397.
John L. Felton, 62
John Louis Felton of Liberty died Tuesday, August 16, 2005, at his home. He was 62 years of age.
The son of Freddie Mae Lewis, he was born February 1, 1943, in Tuskegee, Ala.
In a family statement, it was said, He was a loving husband, father and son. He was my hero. He was an avid fisherman and hunter. He enjoyed camping and four wheeling. He was a football and baseball fan and his favorite teams were the Forty Niners and the Yankees. He will be greatly missed.
Mr. Felton is survived by his wife of 20 years, Victoria Felton, at home; a daughter, Kayla Felton, and a son, John Felton II, both of Liberty; his mother of the Bronx; a sister, Shirley Dean Lewis of Alabama; two aunts, Gertrude Woods of Long Island and Olivia Collins of Alabama; two uncles, Willie Felton of Michigan and Curtis Felton of Washington, D.C.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by two sisters, his grandmother, an aunt and a step-daughter.
Friends may call at the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home, 396 State Route 52, Woodbourne, on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the Liberty Free Methodist Church.
Interment will be made in the Wallkill Cemetery in Phillipsburg.
Memorial contributions may be made In Trust for Kayla and John Felton, c/o Colonial Memorial Funeral Home, P.O. Box 520, Woodbourne, N.Y. 12788 or to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.
Ret. Equip. Oper., 77
Joseph W. Kissenbirth of North Port, Fla., a retired equipment operator with the Operating Engineers Local #825 and a former longtime resident of Roscoe, died Tuesday, August 16, 2005, at his home. He was 77 years of age.
The son of the late Joseph and Gertrude Konopka Kissenbirth, he was born October 11, 1927, in Staten Island.
A veteran of the U.S. Army, he was a member of the North Port Post #8203, Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Port Charlotte American Legion Post #0110, the Port Charlotte Moose Lodge #2121, the Port Charlotte Elks Lodge #2153, the Holiday Park Homeowners Association and the Holiday Park Mens Club.
He is survived by his wife, Jeanne McFarlane Kissenbirth, at home; two sons, Joseph P. Kissenbirth and his wife, Stephanie, of Lebanon, N.J., and Jack W. Kissenbirth of Swan Lake; a sister, June Kissenbirth of Staten Island; and three grandchildren, Aaron, Heidi and Ryan. He was predeceased by a sister, Myrna OReagan.
Graveside services and burial will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Riverview Cemetery in Roscoe with the Rev. Gerald Wondra officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 419 East Main St., Room 309, Middletown, N.Y. 10940.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Harris Funeral Home in Roscoe.
Rose Marie Gerber
Rose Marie Gerber of Liberty, a homemaker and a 28-year area resident, died Wednesday, August 17, 2005, at her home. She was 61 years of age.
The daughter of the late Elisha George and Angelina Julia Akerley, she was born August 13, 1944, in Brooklyn. She was the widow of Morton Gerber who died April 27, 1990, after 20 years of marriage.
In a family statement, it was said, Mom was the foundation of our family. She was always there to lend an ear, a dollar or a good meal. She loved to cook, and every week made her specialty, spaghetti and meatballs. Her cat, Fate, will miss sleeping on her pillow next to her head. We will all miss her greatly. Moms greatest pride was her family. We hope you are resting in peace, Mom, right next to Dad. We love you.
She is survived by two sons, David Gerber of Monticello and Marc Gerber of Denver, Colo.; three daughters, Julie Ann Gerber of Monticello, Michelle Tami Orsi of Watervliet and Crissi Gerber of Liberty; two brothers, George Akerley of the state of Florida and Raymond Akerley of Texas; a sister, Phyllis Sabatella of Queens; seven grandchildren, Michael Vincent Aluns, Danielle Marie Gerber, Joseph, Anthony, Christopher and Matthew Orsi and Keagen Gerber; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her stepmother, Gloria Cofsky, who died June 26, 2005.
Friends may call at Ramsays Funeral Home, 275 S. Main St., on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at St. Peters Church in Monticello on Monday at 10 a.m.
Burial will be made in Rock Ridge Cemetery in Monticello.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 3049, Syracuse, N.Y. 13220-3049.
Member of ILGW, 78
Vita Fiamma of Middletown, a member of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union for 40 years, died Saturday, August 13, 2005, at the Horton campus of the Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown. She was 78 years of age.
The daughter of the late Paolo and Lucia Orlando, she was born August 31, 1936, in Brooklyn. She was the widow of Edgidio Fiamma, who she married on July 22, 1950, in Sicily, Italy.
Mrs. Fiamma was a member of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church in Ridgewood, Queens, prior to moving to Orange County, where she became a member of St. Marys R.C. Church in Washingtonville and Our Lady of the Assumption Church of Bloomingburg. She was a member of the Third Order Franciscan ministry of St. Adelberts located in Elmhurst. She was a devout Roman Catholic missionary who touched many peoples hearts with her prayers. Mrs. Fiamma formerly resided in Maspeth, Washingtonville, Mt. Alverno, Warwick and Park Manor in Middletown.
In a family statement, it was said, Vita was a loving mother and grandmother. She will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by family and friends.
She is survived by a daughter, Angela Colonna-Revellese and her husband, Joseph; and two grandsons, Paul Colonna and Matthew Colonna.
A Memorial Mass was offered at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church in Ridgewood.
Interment was made in St. Johns Cemetery Resurrection Mausoleum in Middle Village.
Memorial contributions may be made to the National Parkinsons Foundation, Inc., 1250 Hylan Blvd., Suite 48, Staten Island, N.Y. 10305.
Lawrence Louis Cardini of Monticello died at his home on Thursday, July 28, 2005. He was 62 years of age.
The son of Angelo and Norma Battaglia Cardini, he was born March 30, 1943, in Monticello.
He attended Monticello schools, served briefly in the United States Navy and resided in Monticello his entire life.
In a statement, it was said, His friends knew him as a local character as he made a lot of people laugh with his antics and quirky ways. He also loved birds, nature, outdoors and photography.
He is survived by a sister, Deana Cardini Roberts and her husband, C.L. Roberts of Houston, Tex.; a niece, Rachel Roberts of Houston, Tex.; four cousins, Alice, Bert and John Picarello of Monticello and Biff Picarello of San Diego, Calif.; and his friends, Eddie and Joanne Morse. He also leave behind his dog, Lady.
A Memorial Mass will be offered at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Forestburgh at noon on Saturday with the Rev. Ivan Csete officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Friends and Advocates for Mental Health, 14 Pelton St., Monticello, N.Y. 12701.
Arrangements were made by the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Monticello.
Betty J. Kessler, 56
Health Aide/Nurs. Asst.
Betty Jean Kessler of Wurtsboro Hills, a former Phillipsburg, N.J., resident, a former home health aide and a certified nursing assistant with various nursing homes in New Jersey, died Tuesday, August 16, 2005, at her home. She was 56 years of age.
The daughter of the late Harry and Ethel DeGroat Powers, she was born October 11, 1948, in Newton, N.J. She was the widow of Edward J. Kessler.
Mrs. Kessler was an avid ham radio operator and loved to play guitar and sing country music.
She is survived by a daughter, Karen Jean Kessler of Wurtsboro; two grandchildren, Aaronlee Edward Kessler and Lauren Elizabeth Dunn; three sisters, Barbara Brady, Shirley Powers and Nancy Jones, all of Newton, N.J.; three sons, Charles Lewis Dunn Jr., Walter Ludwig Feverstach III and Ryan Bennett; two other daughters, Debra Dunn and Michele Bennett; her best friend, Ollie; and many nieces, nephews and friends. She was predeceased by a sister, Joyce Huttick.
Services were private.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity that supports childrens cancer.
Arrangements were made by the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home of Wurtsboro.