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September 6, 2005

Samuel Friedman
Ret. Attorney, 99

Samuel Friedman of Monticello, a retired attorney and a longtime area resident, died Wednesday, August 31, 2005, at his home. He was 99 years of age.
The son of the late Herman and Marie Meyer Friedman, he was born February 11, 1906, in Hungary. He was the widower of Sylvia Fish Friedman.
Mr. Friedman was a member of the Landfield Avenue Synagogue in Monticello where he served on the Board of Directors, acting as its recording secretary for over 30 years. He was a former member of the Sullivan County Bar Association, Free Sons of Israel, FDR Association and an Interim Associate Justice of the Peace.
He is survived by a son, Henry Friedman of Monticello; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by ten sisters.
Services will be held at noon on Sunday at the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home, 388 Broadway, Monticello, with Rabbi Ben Zion Chanowitz officiating.
Burial will be held in the Landfield Avenue Synagogue Cemetery in Monticello.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Landfield Avenue Synagogue, Landfield Avenue, Monticello, N.Y. 12701.

Raymond J. Smith, 86
Ret. Owner Ray’s Deerpark

Raymond J. Smith of Sparrowbush, a former resident of Pond Eddy and the retired owner and operator of Ray’s Deerpark in Port Jervis, died Tuesday, August 30, 2005, at the Milford Senior Care and Rehabilitation Center in Milford, Pa., after a short illness. He was 86 years of age.
He was born December 20, 1918, and moved to Pond Eddy at an early age.
A World War II veteran, he served as a sergeant in the Andennes, Central Europe, Rhineland campaigns with Company I, 260th Infantry Regiment, 65th Division. He received the American Service Medal, European Service Medal, Purple Heart, Combat Infantry Badge and Bronze Star. Mr. Smith was a member of the VFW, American Legion and Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed hunting the mountains and fishing the Delaware River. More recently he spent many days on his boat in the Thousand Islands near Alexandra Bay.
In a family statement, it was said, “The family would like to express special thanks to all those who were there for Ray during his final illness including the administrative and nursing staff of Milford Senior Care & Rehabilitation Center who were so compassionate and caring and to friends Don and Mary Ann Clune and particularly to Mary Rimlinger who was more of a daughter to him than a niece in recent years and was a great comfort.”
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Catherine M. Lawrow Smith; two sons, Raymond J. Smith Jr. of West Rupert, Vt., and Joseph J. Smith of Charlotte, N.C.; two grandsons, Christopher R. Smith of Ridgefield, Conn., and Michael Smith of Charlotte, N.C.; and a niece, Mary Rimlinger of Port Jervis.
Services were private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Condolences can be sent to Mrs. Smith, c/o Milford Senior Care & Rehabilitation Center, 264 Route 209 & 6, Milford, Pa. 18337.

Maria N. White
Teacher, 31

Maria Noelle White of Callicoon died Thursday, September 1, 2005, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Newburgh, as the result of injuries received in an automobile accident on I-84. She was 31 years of age.
The daughter of Robert J. and Rosemarie White of Callicoon, she was born December 17, 1973.
Miss White was a graduate of Delaware Valley Central School and St. Bonaventure University in 1995. She held several teaching and cheerleading coaching positions. She studied at Oxford University during her junior year in the summer honors abroad program.
She is survived by her parents of Callicoon; three sisters, Roberta Marie White of West Haven, Conn., Regina and her husband, James Walton, of Cheshire, Conn., and Christina and her fiance, Artie Carozza, of Hopewell Junction; a brother, Robert Steven White and his fiancée, Jennifer Keegan, of Schenectady; three nieces, Megan, Morgan and Marla Walton, and a nephew, Andrew Walton, all of Cheshire, Conn.; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Friends may call Wednesday at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Callicoon from 2-4 and 7-9p.m.
A Mass of the Resurrection will be offered Thursday at 10 a.m. with Father Ignatius Smith, O.F.M., who on that day celebrates the 49th anniversary of his ordination into the priesthood.
Burial will be made in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Obernburg.

Emily L. Cook, 23

Emily Lynn Cook of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., a former resident of Honesdale, Pa., died unexpectedly at her home on Thursday, September 1, 2005. She was 23 years of age.
The daughter of the late Roscoe D. Cook and the former Joy L. Class, she was born October 12, 1981, in Franklin, Va.
Miss Cook was a graduate of the Liberty Central High School.
In a family statement, it was said, “Emily leaves us with our memories of her gentle spirit and her love of life.”
She is survived by her mother and step-father, Joy and Elvin Schwab of Honesdale, Pa.; her fiance Robert Kuhns of Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; two brothers, Ryan Cook of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and Ross Cook of North Carolina; three step-sisters, Wendy Kramer and Tina Bayly, both of Beach Lake, Pa., and Jessica Schwab of Honesdale, Pa.; her maternal grandmother, Thelma Burgoyne; her step-grandmother, Hazel Terrell; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. She was predeceased by her maternal great-grandparents, Maxine and George Class.
Services will be held at noon on Tuesday at the Hessling Funeral Home, 428 Main St., Honesdale, Pa., with the Rev. Debra Vandermark-Daily, Pastor of the Abrahamsville United Methodist Church, officiating.
Interment will be made in the Galilee (Pa.) Cemetery.

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