September 27, 2005
Wilma Gram Josephine Rottkamp of Grahamsville, a homemaker and a longtime area resident, died Saturday, September 24, 2005, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 96 years of age.
The daughter of the late Nicholas and Josephine Hoehman Flieger, she was born November 1, 1908, in Brooklyn. She was the widow of John Edward Rottkamp who died September 2,1965, after nearly 31 years of marriage. She was also the step-daughter of the late Rose Ballweg Flieger.
Mrs. Rottkamp was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Woodbourne.
In a family statement, it was said, She was a true blessing and the light and life of our lives. The example she gave us of kindness, understanding and unconditional love will forever be treasured by our family. Her wonderful sense of humor and beautiful smile warmed the hearts of all who knew her. Words cannot truly express the gratefulness in our hearts for all she added to our lives. Her memory will forever be with us.
She is survived by four children, John Rottkamp and his wife, Carmel, of Levittown, Cecilia Rutkowski of Grahamsville, Dorothy Gruenfelder and her husband, Robert, of Grahamsville, and Raymond Rottkamp of Glen Head; a brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Eileen Flieger of Whippany, N.J.; a sister-in-law, Dorothie Flieger of New City;12 grandchildren, Lisa Conti, Christy Hernandez and her husband, Pedro, Stephen Rutkowski and his wife, Georgette, Susan Rutkowski, Paul Rutkowski and his wife, Liz, Rick Rutkowski, John Rottkamp and his wife, Susan, Bob Rottkamp, Kelly Carey and her husband, Tom, Kim Haxton and her husband, Jim, and Megan Rottkamp; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and friends.
Friends may call at the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Woodbourne on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the Church of the Immaculate Conception with the Rev. John Lynch officiating.
Burial will be made in St. Bonaface Cemetery in Elmont.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Association, Mid-Hudson Chapter, 2 Jefferson Plaza, Suite 102, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 12601-4097 or to St. Jude Research Hospital, 332 N. Lauderdale St., Memphis, Tenn. 38105.
Marilyn A. Forbes of Glen Wild, the postmaster at the Glen Wild Post Office and owner of the Browsery Antiques and Crafts, died Sunday, September 25, 2005, at her home. She was 72 years of age.
The daughter of the late Charles H. and Vera E. King Cauthers, she was born October 16, 1932, in Monticello.
Mrs. Forbes is survived by her husband of 50 years, Thomas Forbes, at home; a daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie (Forbes) and Edward Mills of Jefferson; three sons, Scott Forbes of Liberty, Brad Forbes and his wife, Stella, of Greenfield Park, and Todd Forbes of Liberty; nine grandchildren, Jesica, Kelly, Jason, Jacqueline, Travis, Teara, Ashley, Kasey and Samantha; and a brother, Herbert Cauthers and his wife, Joan Pepper. She was predeceased by a grandson, Tyler Mills.
Graveside services and burial will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday at the Glen Wild Cemetery with the Rev. Robert Pinto officiating.
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 Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Woodbourne.
Raymond Bedford Sr.
Raymond R. Bedford Sr., of Dimock, Pa., a self-employed Handiman carpenter, died Wednesday, September 21, 2005, at the Endless Mountains Health Systems in Montrose, Pa. He was 74 years of age.
The son of the late Louise and Frances Smith Bedford, he was born September 11,1931, in Warwick. He was the last of his 13 immediate family members.
Mr. Bedford enjoyed dealing lawn mowers, tractors and livestock.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Burns Bedford of Dimock, Pa.; four daughters, René Bedford and her fiance, John, of Bloomingburg, Dorothy Bedford and her fiance, Carl, of Scotchtown, Wanda Leach and her husband of Bloomingburg, and Donna and her husband, Thomas Pellew, of Dimock, Pa.; four sons and three daughters-in-law, Richard and Chris Fairweather of Woodbridge,Va., Ronald and Joanne Fairweather of Bloomingburg, Raymond R. Jr. and Pam Bedford of Fulton and Mark Bedford and his fiancée, Joy, of Summitville; 23 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Sunday at the Bartron-Myer Funeral Home in Montrose, Pa.
Jean Domingo of Monticello, a homemaker, died Thursday, September 22, 2005, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 76 years of age.
The daughter of the late Samuel and Anastasia Nellie Bedzik Kunitsky, she was born January 25, 1929, in Brooklyn. She was the widow of Nick Domingo who died August 2, 2002.
She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Steven J. and Christina Domingo of Pittsford and Nick and Gale Domingo of Massapequa; a sister, Frances Colon of the state of Florida; five grandchildren, Jason, Ashley, Joseph, Ana and William; and several nieces, nephews and neighbors of Bethel.
Funeral services were held Monday at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Monticello.
Burial was made in the Luna Cemetery in Rock Hill.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, 122 East 42nd St., 18th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10168-1898 or to the Sullivan County Office for the Aging, 100 North St., Monticello, N.Y. 12701.
Ret. Businesswoman, 75
Anna Jaromionek of Port Jervis, the retired owner of Hatties Store in Glen Spey, died Thursday, September 22, 2005, at the Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis. She was 75 years of age.
The daughter of the late Arkadiusz Andy" Jaromionek, she was born February 26, 1930, in Russia.
She was a member of St. Peter and Pauls Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Glen Spey.
Mrs. Jaromionek is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, John and Diane Mehedin of New Port Richey, Fla., and George and Bridget Mehedin of Glen Spey; a sister, Maria Alechna of Sydney, Australia; three brothers, Dimitri Olhovsky, Alex Olhovsky and Jan Olhovsky, all of Trenton, N.J.; four grandchildren, Chris, Nick, Michael and Holly; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Monday at St.Vladimirs Memorial Church, Jackson, N.J., with the Rev. Boris Kizenko officiating.
Burial was made in St. Vladimirs Russian Orthodox Cemetery in Jackson, N.J.
Marsha Ann Korth
Marsha Ann Korth of Paducah, Kty., a homemaker, died Sunday, September 11. 2005, at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah. She would have been 55 years old in six days.
The daughter of Georgia Corneal Cunniff and the late William H. Cunniff, she was born September 17, 1950, in Madisonville, Kty.
Mrs. Korth was a member of First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Earlington, Kty., and Reidland, Kty.
She is survived by her mother; her husband, George Korth of Paducah, Kty.; two sisters, Pat Gamblin of Henderson, Kty., and Linda Mitchell of Bowling Green, Kty.; her father-in-law, Ed Korth of Livingston Manor; her extended family in Sullivan County; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial services were held Thursday at First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Earlington with the Rev. Brian Morse officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Earlington, Kty., or EEI Relay for Life.
Vernia M. Hayward Robinson of Liberty, a homemaker and longtime area resident, died Monday, September 26, 2005, at her home. She was 77 years of age.
The daughter of the late Sam and Rosabell Felder Hayward, she was born June 4, 1928, in Orangeburg, S.C.
Mrs. Robinson attended school in Orangeburg, S.C., and had been a member of the Jerusalem Baptist Church in Orangeburg, S.C.
In a family statement, it was said, She was loved by all her friends and loving, doting family members and she will be missed infinitely. . . She enjoyed fishing, bingo and watching BET, Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune.
Mrs. Robinson is survived by her husband, Jesse Robinson of Monticello; six daughters and two sons-in-law, Gussie and Carlson Austin of Orangeburg, S.C., Linda Robinson of Pittsburgh, Pa., Donna Jones of Liberty, Sadequa and Fred Steele of Liberty, Michelle DeNieff of Liberty and Kimberly Wyatt of Queens; a son, Ricky Huggins of Liberty; three sisters, Rosalie Moody, Mozell Hayward and Mary Jones, all of Orangeburg, S.C.; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and a host of friends. She was predeceased by a sister, Adell Myers, and four brothers, Tom, Hubert, Harry and Sam Hayward.
Friends may call at the Harris Funeral Home, West St. at Buckley, Liberty, on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m.
Services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Ruth Sellers-Ward officiating.
Burial will be made in the Liberty Cemetery.