September 9, 2005
John H. McGarry
Ret. MR Bldg. Supt., 66
John H. McGarry of Destin, Fla., a former resident of Barryville and a retired Monticello Raceway Building Superintendent with 30 years of service, died Friday, September 2, 2005, in Seattle, Wash., on his way to Alaska. He was 66 years of age.
The son of the late John J. and Sally Cummings McGarry, he was born June 26, 1939, in Brooklyn.
A former resident of Livingston and Dover, N.J., he moved to Hillside in Barryville in 1969 where he built his home. He moved to Destin, Fla., in 2002.
In a family statement, it was said, Since his teens, he was an avid hunter. He also loved swimming, kayaking, canoeing and fishing with Friskie, his faithful dog of 17 years.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Virginia Jaegel McGarry, at home; a son, John Bernard McGarry of Pond Eddy; two sisters, Sally Ferry of Pond Eddy and Maureen Pesce Timan of Yulan; eight nieces and a nephew. He was predeceased by a sister, Patricia Pernitza.
A Memorial Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. on Saturday at St. Anns R.C. Church in Shohola, Pa., with Rev. Thomas J. Petro officiating.
Cremation was made in Seattle, Wash., and the cremains will be buried in St. Anns Cemetery in Shohola.
Memorial contributions may be made to the local Humane Society or The Hurricane Fund, American Red Cross, 55 Main St., Goshen, N.Y. 10924.
Helen P. Kaweski of White Sulphur Springs, a homemaker and a 37-year area resident, died Friday, September 2, 2005, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 81 years of age.
The daughter of the late Roman I. and Brony Rhein Mikuszewski, she was born April 4, 1924, in Ramsey, N.J. She was the widow of Edward A. Kaweski who died June 29, 2005.
Mrs. Kaweski owned the Country Craft Corner in White Sulphur Springs. She was a founder and the operator of the Teens Club in White Sulphur Springs; a member of the Town of Liberty Parks and Recreation Board for over 30 years; and a former member of the Liberty PTA. She enjoyed traveling with her husband and had visited 48 states. Mrs. Kaweski had also written childrens books and had been a storyteller.
She is survived by two daughters, Nancy Fano and Susan Kaweski, both of Las Vegas, Nev.; a brother, Roman Mikuszewski of New York State; a sister and brother-in-law, Laurie and Walter Haring of White Sulphur Springs; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Harris Funeral Home, West Street at Buckley, Liberty, on Friday from 6 to 9 p.m.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home with Monsignor Edward Straub officiating.
Burial will be made in the Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery in Liberty.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sullivan County Adult Care Center, Family Council, Sunset Lake Road, Liberty, N.Y. 12754.
Emmie Louise Lauenstein of Wurtsboro, a homemaker and longtime resident of Wurtsboro, died Sunday, September 4, 2005, at University Hospital in Syracuse. She was 87 years of age.
The daughter of the late Emma and George Lyons, she was born June 19, 1918, in Brooklyn. She was the widow of John W. Lauenstein who died April 9, 2002.
Mrs. Lauenstein was a member of the Community Church of Wurtsboro.
In a family statement, it was said, She was a homemaker and mother who loved her family.
She is survived by two daughters, Linda Amorsen of San Diego, Calif., and Karla Lauenstein and her husband, Warren F. Miller of Lafayette; and a son and daughter-in-law, John P. Lauenstein and Susan Gilmore of Minneapolis, Minn.
Services were held on Wednesday at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Wurtsboro with the Rev. Robert Schwander officiating.
Burial was made in Sylvan Cemetery in Wurtsboro.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Church of Wurtsboro, P.O. Box 487, Wurtsboro, N.Y. 12790 or to CNY Childrens Hospital, 750 E. Adams St., Syracuse, N.Y. 13210.
Nicholas K. Sattler
SW Student, 17
Nicholas Kane Sattler of Callicoon, a student at the Sullivan West Central School and a lifelong area resident, died Tuesday, September 6, 2005, in Callicoon. He was 17 years of age.
The son of Jack and Kathy Borowski Sattler, he was born October 9, 1987, in Harris.
He is survived by his parents, at home; a sister, Stacey Sattler, at home; a brother and sister-in-law, Jack Ryan and Amy Sattler of Wisconsin; his maternal grandfather, Joseph Borowski of Hortonville; his paternal grandparents, Jack and Ellie Sattler of the state of Florida; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his maternal grandmother, Jean Borowski.
A Funeral Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. on Friday at Holy Cross Church in Callicoon with Father Ignatius Smith, O.F.M., officiating.
Burial will be made in the Callicoon Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sullivan County SPCA, Rock Hill, N.Y. 12775 or to the Upper Delaware Ambulance Corps. P.O. Box 238, Hankins, N.Y. 12741.
Isabel ODea, 99
Ret. Practical Nurse
Isabel ODea of Jensen Beach, Fla., a former 60-year resident of Bloomingburg and a practical nurse at the Middletown State Hospital for 15 years, died Tuesday, August 30, 2005, at her home in Florida. She was 99 years of age.
The former Isabel Duff, she was born in Scotland in 1906, and immigrated to the United States in 1929. She was the widow of John Lawrence ODea who she married in 1935 and who died in 1966.
She retired to Florida in 1978.
In a family statement, it was said, Isabel was deeply loved and will be sadly missed by all her friends and relatives.
Mrs. ODea is survived by a son, John Lawrence ODea Jr. and a daughter, Claire Ronan, both of Jensen Beach, Fla.; six grandchildren, Erin Ronan of California, William and James Ronan of Florida, Teresa Lopresti, Rachel Bishop and Kerry DeLuca, all of New York; seven great-grandchildren, Nicole Madden, Lisa Lopresti, Kyle and Melani Bishop and Deanna, Joseph and Samantha DeLuca, all of New York.
Burial was made in St. Josephs Cemetery in Middletown Thursday.
Anne E. MacInnes
Ret. Ticketing Agt., 85
Anne E. MacInnes of Lew Beach, a retired ticketing agent for United Airlines of Long Boat Key, Florida, and Lew Beach, died Sunday, September 4, 2005, at her home in Lew Beach. She was 85 years of age.
The daughter of the late Henry and Katherine MacInnes Powell, she was born February 1, 1920, in the Bronx. She was the widow of Donald MacInnes who died June 25,1993.
Mrs. MacInnes was a member of the Bird Key Yacht Club in Long Boat for 20 years and a member of the Helping Hands in Lew Beach.
In a family statement, it was said, Anne was a world class party girl; she was a great partier and enjoyed having a good time. She was very hospitable and social. She loved being around people.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Michael Glancey of Kissimmee, Fla.; a son and daughter-in-law, James and Karen MacInnes of Long Boat Key, Fla.; two grandsons, Shawn and Jason Glancey, both of Florida; and two nephews, James Powell of Lew Beach and John Powell of Maine. She was predeceased by a brother, James Powell.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Sunday at the Lew Beach United Methodist Church with the Rev. Kathy Bebe Loizeaux officiating.
Interment will be made in the Lew Beach Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Beaverkill Fire Company, 1854 Beaverkill Rd., Beaverkill, N.Y. 12753, or the Livingston Manor Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Livingston Manor, N.Y. 12758.
Robin M. Edwards
Robin Mae Edwards of Wurtsboro, a homemaker, died Tuesday, September 6, 2005, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 41 years of age.
She is survived by two sons, Christopher Edwards of Port Jervis and Eric Baisley of Westbrookville; a daughter, Priscilla Olcott of Wurtsboro; her best friend, Roger Castle, at home; two brothers, Andrew Edwards and Henry Edwards; three sisters, Joanne Vail, Jannette Munoz and Michelle Edwards; two grandchildren, George Olcott Jr. and Benjamin Edwards, and an expected grandchild; many nieces, nephews and numerous friends, most of all Gladys Laura.
Friends may call on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 111 Sullivan St., Wurtsboro.
Funeral services will be held Friday evening at 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sullivan County SPCA, 25 Rock Hill Dr., Rock Hill, N.Y. 12775.
Edwin Morales, 46
Edwin Morales of Loch Sheldrake died Friday, September 2, 2005, at his home. He was 46 years of age.
The son of Carmen Olmeda, he was born July 12, 1959, in the Bronx.
He was a veteran of the United States Army.
He is survived by his mother and Antonio Augusto of Rochester; a daughter, Brandy Morales of San Diego, Calif.; five siblings, Eddie F. Morales, Lenore Santiago of the Bronx, Linda Santiago of Fallsburg, Edwardo Santiago of Indiana and Lisa Santiago of Rochester; many nieces and nephews; and numerous friends, He was predeceased by a sister, Iris Santiago.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered on Wednesday at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Woodbourne.
Burial was made in the Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery in Liberty.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Woodbourne.
Audrey R. Haas
Frmr. Wal-Mart Greeter
Audrey R. Haas of Lake Ariel, Pa., a former resident of Wurtsboro and a former greeter at Wal-Mart in Monticello, died Wednesday, August 31, 2005, at the Brighten at Julia Ribaudo Senior Care Center in Lake Ariel after an illness.
The daughter of the late Patrick and Anna Wahleg Hughes, she was born in Brooklyn.
Mrs. Haas was a graduate of LaGuardia Community College and was of the Catholic faith.
She is survived by her husband, Louis Haas; two sons, Pat of Staten Island and Chris of West Babylon; two daughters, Vickey Laney of Milford, Pa., and Patrice Pardo of Deer Park; a brother, Edward Hughes of California; ten grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Louis Haas.
Services were held Saturday at the James Wilson Funeral Home in Lake Ariel, Pa.
Burial was private.
Dorothy Tester of Bloomingburg, a housekeeper at Southwinds Retirement Home for over 25 years, a private senior aide care worker in the area and a lifelong area resident, died Monday, September 5, 2005, at the Horton campus of the Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown. She was 68 years of age.
The daughter of the late Arthur and Elizabeth Cleary Bowman, she was born October 17,1936, in Walden. She was the widow of Edward C. Tester who died January 5, 1998.
Mrs. Tester was a former member of St. Patricks R.C. Church in Newburgh. She was active in various senior functions around the area.
She is survived by a daughter, Darlene M. Franco of Youngsville; a son, and daughter-in-law, Arthur E. and Candi Tester of Brooksville, Fla.; a daughter-in-law, Rebecca Tester of Benton, Pa.; two brothers, Donald Bowman of Norwich and Joseph Bowman of Newburgh; two sisters, Dolores Smith of Kingston and Rosemarie Wisniewski of Middletown; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, and a dear friend, Florence Bunton of Burlingham. She was predeceased by a son, Charles O. Tester, and five siblings.
A memorial service will be scheduled in the Church of Christ in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Interment was made in the Orange County Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Goshen.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 407 E. Main St., Middletown, N.Y. 10940.
Maria N. White
Maria Noelle White of Callicoon died Thursday, September 1, 2005, at St. Lukes 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.
A Mass of the Resurrection was offered Thursday at 10 a.m., The Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, at Holy Cross Church in Callicoon, with Father Ignatius Smith, O.F.M., officiating, who on that day celebrated the 49th anniversary of his ordination into the priesthood.
Burial was made in St. Marys Cemetery in Obernburg.
Iva F. Foster
Iva Frances Foster of Kauneonga Lake, a homemaker and a lifelong Sullivan County resident, died Sunday, September 4, 2005, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 90 years of age.
The daughter of the late William and Harriet Classen Eldridge, she was born August 17, 1915, in Forestine (Black Lake). She was the widow of Herbert Foster who died after 53 years of marriage.
In a family statement, it was said, Gods purpose for Moms life was to be an exceptional mother and grandmother. Throughout her life all 60 of her offspring have been blessed by her quiet, gentle love. We know God welcomed her home with these words, Well done, good and faithful servant.
She is survived by five sons and four daughters-in-law, Douglas and Dorothy Foster of Narrowsburg, John Jack and Margie Foster of Kauneonga Lake, Charles and Lee Foster of White Lake, Kenneth Foster and his companion, Norma, of Asheville, N.C., and Donald and Fran Foster of Bethel; two daughters and sons-in-law, Evelyn and Sonny LaPolt of Smallwood and Linda and Bob Blais of Bethel; 50 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; several brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Frances DeFazio; a son, Arthur Foster; a grandson, Shawn Tyler, and several brothers and sisters.
Services were held at Ramsays Funeral Home Thursday with the Rev. David McCarthy of the Liberty Free Methodist Church officiating.
Burial was made in the Evergreen Cemetery in Bethel.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, Mass. 01202 or to the American Cancer Society, Eastern Division, 95 Schwenk Dr., Kingston, N.Y. 12401.
Flora S. Hummel
Flora Sarine Hummel of Middleburgh, a homemaker, died Wednesday, August 31, 2005, at the Basset Hospital of Schoharie County, Cobleskill, after a short illness. She was 81 years of age.
The daughter of the late Abraham and Flora Green Sarine, she was born February 22, 1924 in Summitville. She was the widow of Alonzo DeWitt Hummell who died April 24, 1963, after nearly 22 years of marriage.
She is survived by three daughters, Harriet Hughes of Wurtsboro, Kathleen Perry of Middleburgh, with whom she lived, and Terri Hummel of Summit; 11 grandchildren, Deborah Smithem, James Hughes, Timothy Hughes, True Johnson, Kerine Tina Perry-Colley, Davied Allen Perry, Shawn Perry, Jessica Perry, Elizabeth Perry, Rachel Ann Hummel and Stephanie Chamberlain; 22 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and three sisters, Arlene Platt of Wurtsboro, Pauline Platt of Cornwall and Charlotte Marcantonio of Parsippany, N.J. She was predeceased by a son, Richard Hummel, a grandson, Davied Allen Perry, a granddaughter, Rachel Ann Hummel, a son-in-law, James Hughes Jr., four sisters, Helen Wells Terwilliger, Bessie Sisco, Jessie Sarine and Dorothy Platt; and four brothers, Arthur Sarine, George Sarine, Charles Nelson Sarine and David Sarine.
Services were held Saturday at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Wurtsboro, with the Rev. Robert Schwander officiating.
Burial was made in the Sylvan Cemetery in Wurtsboro.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mamakating First Aid Squad, Wurtsboro, N.Y. 12790 or to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105.
Mary Lynne Klinegardner of Roscoe died Thursday, September 1, 2005, at the Roscoe Community Nursing Home. She was 49 years of age.
The youngest child of Eugene M. and Marjorie B. Reed Merrill, she was born June 28, 1956, in Walton. Mrs. Klinegardner had been at the Countryside Care in Delhi since June 2000.
Mrs. Klinegardner suffered from ALS for many years but never allowed the disease to define her. In a family statement, it was said, Throughout her illness, with an indomitable faith in God, she remained a vital, sharing person who befriended and mothered many. She was a remarkable living testament that, no matter the condition of the body, ones spirit can never be confined. Mary loved life and gave it her fullest. She will be missed by many.
She is survived by her husband of 31 years, Thomas Klinegardner; her parents of Horton Brook; a daughter and son-in-law, Leslie Claire and David Irwin of Livingston Manor; a son, Michael Thomas Klinegardner, stationed in Japan with the U.S. Navy; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Dyanne and Alfred Gomez of Indianapolis, Ind., Lucille Freyer of Roscoe and Lorna and Paul Taber of Downsville; two grandchildren, Dylon Mitchell and Daniel McPherson Irwin; five step-grandchildren, Shana, David, Rachelle, Derek and Denene Irwin of Livingston Manor; a nephew, Nicholas Freyer of Carbondale, Ill; and a niece, Christina Gomez of Torrance, Calif. She was predeceased by an infant daughter, Kelly, in 1982.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at the United Church of Roscoe, Church Street, Roscoe, with the Rev. Daniel Hulseapple officiating.
Burial will be made in the Horton Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to ALS at St. Peters Hospital, 315 South Manning Blvd., Albany, N.Y. 12207.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Harris Funeral Home in Roscoe.
Ann Cinitiempo, 80
Ann Cinitiempo of South Fallsburg, a 48-year area resident, died Friday, September 2, 2005, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 80 years of age.
The daughter of the late Michael and Antoinette Andreano Ferrante, she was born November 15, 1924, in Staten Island.
In a family statement, it was said, Ann was an angel from heaven, sent here 80 years ago to help and love and nurture all whose lives she touched. A piece of her will always live within each if us and she will be sadly missed by all.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Antoinette Toni and Andrew Helfman of Liberty and their children, Michele and Brian Helfman, and their extended family, Antoinette Burke of Woodridge, Laura Castillo and her husband, Louis of South Fallsburg, Marie Dymond of Woodbourne, Peter Frunzi and his wife, Beverly, Michael Frunzi and his wife, Christine, and Gary Frunzi and his wife, Lauren, all of South Fallsburg; two brothers and sisters-in-law,Thomas and Esther Ferrante of Seaford, and Nicholas and Cathleen Ferrante of the state of Florida; four sisters, Frances Reagan of Catalina Island, Calif., her very best friend Maria MA Frunzi of South Fallsburg, Josephine Fealy and her husband, Joseph, of Seaford, and Rosalie Gries of Laguna, Calif.; 28 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Bruce Frunzi, a brother, Leonardo Ferrante, a sister, Sadie Cerrami and a very special brother-in-law, Michael Frunzi.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Thursday at the Immaculate Conception Church in Woodbourne with the Rev. John Lynch officiating.
Burial was made in St. Peters Cemetery in Liberty.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, Inc., 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Ramsays Funeral Home in Monticello.
Ret. Furrier, 82
Nicholas Colman of Cooks Falls, a retired furrier and a 27-year area resident, died Wednesday, September 7, 2005, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 82 years of age.
The son of the late Stratos and Catherine Farganiss Colman, he was born March 23, 1923, in Manhattan. He was the widower of Sarina Lombardo Colman who died on January 14, 2000, after almost 58 years of marriage.
A World War II veteran of the U.S. Army, 317th Infantry, he served in the European Theatre of War and was awarded the Purple Heart. He operated his own business in Jericho until he moved to Liberty in 1978 and established Nicholas Furs. He was an avid gardener.
He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Stephen and Anne Colman of Parksville and Wayne and Sandy Colman of Lawton, Okla.; two brothers, Alexander Colman of Warwick and William Colman of Tappan; a sister, Katherine Busa of Cooks Falls; three grandchildren, Lindsay, Adam and Skylar Colman; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Harris Funeral Home, Railroad Ave., Roscoe, on Saturday from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Graveside services and burial will be held on Saturday at 2:45 p.m. at the Cooks Falls Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of ones choice.