September 13, 2005
Mary Fries, 88
Ret. English Teacher
Mary Fries of Natick, Mass., a former resident of the Town of Bethel, died Saturday, August 20, 2005, at the Mary Ann Morse Nursing and Rehabilitation Center following a long period of declining health. She was 88 years of age.
The daughter of the late Thomas Denton and Addie Hargus Bingham, she was born August 24, 1916, in Ada, Okla. She was the widow of the late Martin W. Fries.
She graduated from East Central State College in July 1939 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business/Speech. In August 1939, she took a position as registrar at Ada Junior High School.
During World War II, she worked in Washington, D.C. for Secretary of War Henry L. Stimpson and moved into the Pentagon when it opened.
Becoming a resident of Swan Lake, she was a member of the Hurd/Kauneonga Methodist Church and held various positions there. She and her husband were active in the 4-H Club. Later in life, she taught English subjects for fourth and fifth graders at the Hebrew Day School of Sullivan/Ulster Counties.
Following the death of her husband, she moved to Natick where she often traveled to visit family and friends. She was active in the resident organization of Sherwood Village in Natick and in Circle 4 of the Baptist Church of Natick. Mrs. Fries was a journal writer and a reader, and until recently, worked two daily crossword puzzles and tried to keep up with current events.
Mrs. Fries is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Margaret Peggy and Peter Wihtol of Natick, Mass.; a son and daughter-in-law, William F. and Deborah Fries of Batavia; a brother-in-law, Norvin F. Fries and his wife, Gertrude of Livingston Manor; a daughter-in-law, Sarah Fries of Trenton, Fla.; seven grandchildren, Kim F. Leach and her husband, Carl, of Los Angeles, Calif., Sandra F. Menkhaus of Chicago, Ill., Martin J. Fries of Gainesville, Fla., Rebecca J. Fries of Trenton, Fla., Amy Fries of Batavia, Sharon Hensel and her husband, Scott, of Depew, and Patricia Mileham and her husband, Nicholas, of Gulfport, Miss.; a great-granddaughter, Michelle Menkhaus of Chicago, Ill; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Fred T. Fries.
A Memorial Service and Celebration of her Life was held September 2 at the First Baptist Church of Natick.
Graveside services and burial will be held at the Greenhill Cemetery, Shandelee Road, Youngsville, on Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Kenneth Graham of the Town of Bethel UMC officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Town of Bethel UMC, P.O. Box 183, Kenoza Lake, N.Y. 12750.
Local arrangements were made by Ramsays Funeral Home in Kauneonga Lake.
Howard J. Peters
Howard John Peters of North Branch, a self-employed contractor and a lifetime resident, died Sunday, September 11, 2005, in North Branch. He was 43 years of age.
The son of Robert and Patricia Geer Peters, he was born June 19, 1962, in Callicoon.
He is survived by his parents of North Branch; his wife, Lorena Sorge Peters, at home; three step-children, Scott, Nick and Cody Olsen; six siblings and their spouses, Mark and Cynthia Peters of Jeffersonville, Keith and Jodi Peters of Callicoon, Terri and Harvey Rothman of Oakhurst, N.J., Jeff and Jenny Peters of Hortonville, Pam and Bill Berne of Jeffersonville, and Susan and Jack Heinicke of Baltimore, Md.; his mother-in-law, Meta Sorge of North Branch; a brother-in-law, Mike Sorge of North Branch; his grandmother-in-law, Meta Fisher of North Branch; and several nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Friends may call at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Callicoon on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Paul Hagedorn officiating.
Burial will be made in the Heavenly Rest Cemetery in North Branch.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Peters Family, 302 Dyker Road, North Branch, N.Y. 12766.
Karl von Glahn
Ret. Engineer, 91
Karl von Glahn of Livingston Manor, a retired engineer for the Pennsylvania Railroad and a 25-year area resident, died Friday, September 9, 2005, at his home. He was 91 years of age.
The son of the late Martin and Katarina M. Brunjes von Glahn, he was born December 27, 1913, in Bederkesa, Germany.
A World War II veteran of the U.S. Army, he served with the 221st military police. He was a member of American Legion Post #25 in Monsessen, Pa.
Mr. von Glahn is survived by his wife, Margaret Pyttlik Pape von Glahn, at home; two step-children, Susan Earl of Groveport, Ohio, and Robert Pape and his wife, Beth, of Billerica, Mass.; five grandchildren; and two nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the Harris Funeral Home, Railroad Ave., Roscoe.
Burial will be made in Riverview Cemetery in Roscoe.
Doria M. Wright
Doria M. Wright of Livingston Manor, a homemaker and a longtime area resident, died Thursday, September 8, 2005, at her home. She was 75 years of age.
The daughter of the late Arnold and Frances Daniels Cannon, she was born November 10, 1929, in Binghamton. She was the widow of Robert Bob Wright.
Mrs. Wright was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Livingston Manor Fire Department and a 50-year member, past matron and former officer of Sullivan Chapter No. 298, Order of the Eastern Star, in Livingston Manor. She was honored in March of 2005 for her dedicated service of 24 years as secretary.
She is survived by two daughters, Barbara Herzog and her husband, Wally, of Liberty and Diana Allen of Gardiner; a son and daughter-in-law, Walter C. Jr. and Lori Moloch of Arizona; three step-sons, James Wright and his wife, Chen, of Pyallop, Wash., Gary Wright of Hampstead, N.C. and Christopher Wright and his wife, Karen, of Ridgewood, N.J.; two step-daughters, Barbara-Jo Valenti of Alabama and Linda Wright of Livingston Manor; a daughter-in-law, JoAnn Wright of Livingston Manor; a sister, Sally Carl and her husband, Roger, of Endwell; two brothers, and sisters-in-law, Gary and Audrey Cannon of Clarksville, Fla., and Larry and Barbara Cannon of Memphis, Tenn.; 16 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home, 29 Pearl St., Livingston Manor on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
The firemens auxiliary will hold services at 7:30 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home.
Order of the Eastern Star services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday with funeral services to follow at the funeral home. The Rev. Audrey Peterson will officiate at the funeral.
Interment will be made in the Orchard Street Cemetery in Livingston Manor.
Memorial contributions may be made to OES #298, Livingston Manor, N.Y. 12758.
Mary A. Shand
Mary A. Shand of Hampstead, N.C., a homemaker and a longtime resident of Barryville, died Thursday, September 1, 2005, in Wilmington, N.C. She was 86 years of age.
The daughter of the late William and Margaret Raynis Gerlis, she was born November 12, 1918, in Queens. She was the widow of James A. Shand who died August 14, 1976.
Mrs. Shand was a member of St. Anns R.C. Church in Shohola, Pa.
Mrs. Shand is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, James and Ann Shand of Westtown; two daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Ellen and George VanLear of Hampstead, N.C., and Joan and James VanBourgondien of Stamford, Conn.; five grandchildren, Melissa Joyce, Gregory Yepez, Renee Shand, Peter Shand and Joseph Shand; and two great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a brother, Bernard Gerlis who died in August of 1948.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered on Friday at St. Anns R.C. Church with the Rev.Thomas Petro officiating.
Burial was made in the German Hill Cemetery in Shohola, Pa.
Catherine Libolt, 89
Ret. Assembly Worker
Catherine Kay Libolt of Mountaindale, a lifelong area resident and a retired assembly worker of IBM in Kingston and Poughkeepsie, died Friday, September 9, 2005, at the Ellenville Regional Hospital. She was 89 years of age.
The daughter of the late Charles and Lizzie Gunsalus Schepmoes, she was born December 7, 1915, in Clintondale. She was the widow of Francis Andy T. Libolt.
Mrs. Libolt was a member of the Woodridge United Methodist Church and a past president of the Ladies Aid Society of the church.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, Charles Willard and Elmer A. Schepmoes.
Friends may call at the Loucks Funeral Home, 79 N. Main St., Ellenville, on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Robert Pinto officiating.
Burial will be made in the Town of Lloyd Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Woodridge United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 713, Woodridge, N.Y. 12789.
Concord Retiree, 73
Florence Ida Bogursky Hoffman of Glen Wild, a retiree of the Concord Hotel, died Friday, September 9, 2005, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 73 years of age.
The daughter of the late Julius and Edith Goldstein Bogursky, she was born September 11, 1931, in Brooklyn. She was predeceased by two husbands, Howard Cohen and Henry Hoffman.
Mrs. Hoffman was a 1949 graduate of the Monticello High School.
She is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Irving and Hilda Bogursky of Glen Wild; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, grand- and great-grand nieces and nephews; and the staff at the Catskill Regional Medical Center Skilled Nursing Unit.
Graveside services and burial were held Monday at the Glen Wild Synagogue Cemetery with Rabbi Ben Zion Chanowitz officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Skilled Nursing Unit at Catskill Regional Medical Center, Harris, N.Y. 12742.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello.
Sales Associate, 31
Marcelina Lynn Gonzalez of Middletown, a lifetime area resident and a sales associate for Wal-Mart in Middletown, died unexpectedly on Friday, September 9, 2005, at her home. She was 31 years of age.
The daughter of Nelson Gonzalez and Janet Jewis, she was born December 29, 1973, in Middletown.
In a family statement, it was said, Marcelina was one of a kind. She was spontaneous. Marcelina was a pretty woman with a beautiful laugh.
She is survived by her parents of Port Jervis; three sons, Ryan Miller of Middletown, William Billy Truex of Bullville and Nicholas Chapman of Middletown; a brother, Mark Jewis and his companion, Tina Smith, of Pine Bush; a niece, Crystal Jewis; two nephews, Mark Jewis Jr. and Dylan Matthew Jewis; her maternal grandmother, Evelyn Godfrey of Middletown; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
A Funeral Service of Remembrance was held Monday evening at the Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home in Middletown with the Rev. Susan Wonderland officiating.
Cremation was private.
Burial of the cremains will be made in the Bloomingburg Rural Cemetery at a later date.
Anthony Bastone, 79
Owner/Oper. El Monaco
Anthony Tony Bastone of Rock Hill, the owner and operator of El Monaco Restaurant in White Lake, died Friday, September 9, 2005, at Wilson Memorial Regional Medical Center in Johnson City. He was 79 years of age.
The son of the late Giovanni and Erminia Merenda Bastone, he was born July 8, 1926, in Calabria, Italy.
He is survived by his wife, Rosaria Merenda Bastone, at home; two sons and daughters-in-law, John and Jeanne Bastone of Midland, Ga., and Anthony and Donna Bastone of Rock Hill; a daughter, Rosalie Bastone of White Plains; five brothers, Guiseppe Bastone of Montreal, Canada, Frank Bastone and John Bastone, both of New York City, Paul Bastone of the state of Florida and Mike Bastone of Monroe; a sister, Maria Nardi of Hurleyville; four grandchildren, Gina, AJ, Danielle and Andy; and several nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. at St. Peters Church, Broadway and Liberty St., Monticello, on Tuesday.
Entombment will be made in Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale.
Funeral arrangements were made by the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Monticello.
Wayne C. Moore, 58
Wayne C. Moore of Middletown, a lifetime resident, died Saturday, September 10, 2005, at his home. He was 58 years of age.
The son of the late Clarence B. and Sara E. Jenkins Moore, he was born August 11, 1947, in Middletown.
He was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving during the Vietnam War.
In a family statement, it was said, Wayne was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. He was very outgoing with a great sense of humor. His family was always his first priority. He will be forever missed.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Moore, at home; a son, Timothy W. Moore of Middletown; three daughters, Melinda L. Barrera of Middletown, Denise R. Dzurenka of Pendleton, Kty., and Tricia Speirs of Wurtsboro; a brother, Bruce Moore of Wolf Lake; two sisters, Karen Handford of Wurtsboro and Donna Elia of Middletown; five grandchildren, MaryBeth, Rebecca, Genevieve, Cody and Alecia; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Starr F. Moore.
A Funeral Service of Remembrance will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at the Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, 130 Highland Ave., Middletown, with the Rev. Ken Wonderland officiating.
Burial will be made in the Orange County Veterans Cemetery in Goshen.
Billy T. Pugh
Corrections Offc., 56
Billy Truman Pugh of Monticello, a corrections officer for the Woodbourne Correctional Facility and a longtime area resident, died Friday, September 9, 2005, at his home. He was 56 years of age.
The son of the late Irving Calvin and Ambretta Ward Pugh, he was born February 1, 1949, in Winton, N.C.
Mr. Pugh attended Bethlehem Temple Church in Monticello and was a member of the Bethany Masonic Lodge #101. He was also a bus driver for the Monticello Central Schools.
In a family statement, it was said, He was a great husband and father who was loved by everyone.
He is survived by his wife, Judy Walker Pugh, at home; a son, DJ Pugh of Monticello; a granddaughter, Isabella; his mother-in-law, Estella Walker of Monticello; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Friends may call at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 401 Broadway, in Monticello, on Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m.
Funeral services will be held at the Bethlehem Temple Church, Fairground Road, Monticello, at 1 p.m. on Thursday with the Rev. Mervin Armstead officiating.
Burial will be made in the Rock Ridge Cemetery in Monticello.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550, the American Cancer Society, 95 Schwenk Ave., Kingston, N.Y. 12401 or to Bethlehem Temple Church, Fairgrounds Rd., Monticello, N.Y. 12701.