September 30, 2005
Yaroslawa Hapij of Glen Spey, a homemaker, died Wednesday, September 28, 2005, at home. She was 94 years of age.
The daughter of the late Emmanuel and Sofia Ropicka Pawluk, she was born October 26, 1910, in Ukraine.
Mrs. Hapij was a member of St. Volodymyrs Ukrainian Catholic Church and the Ukrainian National Womens League of America, Branch 62, both in Glen Spey.
She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Joseph Hapij, at home; a son and daughter-in-law, Ihor and Ksenia Hapij of Livingston, N.J.; a daughter and son-in-law, Bohdanna and Louis Feliciano of Wawarsing; six grandchildren, Lada Bidiak and her husband, Andrei, Adam Hapij and his wife, Marta, Dora Dekajlo and her husband, Orest, Sophia Celino and her husband Anthony, Vira Berkobein and her husband Alexander, and Nicholas Feliciano; and five great-grandchildren, Maya, Vlana, Matthew, Damyan and Alexander II.
Funeral services with a Liturgy Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday at St. Volodymyrs Ukrainian Catholic Church in Glen Spey with the Rev. Mark Hirniak officiating.
Burial will be made in the Glen Spey Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Ukrainian National Womens League of America Scholarship Fund, Glen Spey, N.Y. 12737 or to the Children of Chernobyl Relief Fund, 272 Old Short Hills Road, Short Hills, N.J. 07078.
Grace Godfrey, 93
Ret. School Teacher
Grace A. Godfrey of Bloomingburg, a retired school teacher and a longtime area resident, died Tuesday, September 27, 2005, after a short illness. She was 93 years of age.
The daughter of the late Charles and Nellie Breen Ferris, she was born May 23,1912, in Lake Placid. She was the widow of V. Kenneth Godfrey who died on October 29, 1990.
She taught for 25 years at the Bloomingburg Union Free School, which later became the Pine Bush Central School District.
Mrs. Godfrey was a member of the Church of Christ at Middletown, the Retired Teachers Association, the Ladies Auxiliary of the Bloomingburg Fire Department and the Bloomingburg Grange. She was also a former member of the Bloomingburg Methodist Church and a former village clerk for the Village of Bloomingburg.
She is survived by twin daughters, Jane A. Godfrey and Ruth E. Puckhaber, both of Bloomingburg; several nieces and nephews; and many loving friends. She was predeceased by a brother, Charles Chuck Ferris, and a sister, Muriel Kelly,
Friends may call at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 111 Sullivan St., Wurtsboro, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home with Michael Egan officiating.
Burial will be made in New Vernon Cemetery, Town of Mamakating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of Christ at Middletown, P.O. Box 4713, Middletown, N.Y. 10941.
Orlando Fero Jr.
Funeral Director, 62
Orlando Lanny J.Fero Jr. of Terra Vista in Citrus Hills, Fla., a former resident of Monticello and a licensed funeral director, died Monday, September 26, 2005, in Inverness, Fla. He was 62 years of age.
The son of the late Orlando J. Sr.and Julia Murran Fero, he was born in Brooklyn.
Mr. Fero moved from Monticello to Dunnellon in 1961 and then to Beverly Hills, Fla., in 1975 and to their combined residence in Lutz and Terra Vista in Citrus Hills, Fla.
He was of the Catholic faith. Mr. Fero joined the family insurance business in Dunnellon, Fla., in 1961. The business was renamed Fero & Sons Insurance and expanded in 1986 with a location in Beverly Hills, Fla. He also founded Fero Funeral Home in Beverly Hills, Fla., in 1973 and in 1991 founded another in Dunnellon. He was a licensed funeral director and operated both locations until 1997.
Mr. Fero served in the U.S. Army as a military policeman. He was a member of Inverness Elks Lodge 2522 and the Dunnellon Lions Club.
In a family statement, it was said, He enjoyed fine dining and traveling in the U.S. and internationally. He cherished being with his family and friends. He will be deeply missed by all who have known him.
He is survived by his wife, Karen D. Fero of Lutz and Terra Vista in Citrus Hills, Fla. two sons, Shane and his wife, Sallie Fero of Penland, N.C., and Lanse K. Fero of Beverly Hills, Fla.; a daughter. Kimberly Fero Richie and her husband, Mike of Hernando, Fla.; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Daniel and Helen Fero of Monticello and Andrew and Bonita Fero of Dunnellon, Fla.; four grandchildren, Allison Jane of Orlando, Fla., Chad and Rae Richie of Hernando, Fla., and Devon Fero of Penland, N.C.; and two nieces, Tracy Fero of Citrus Springs, Fla., and Franci Solomon of Monticello. He was predeceased by a daughter, Sherlene Fero.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at the Fero Funeral Home in Beverly Hills, with Deacon Eric Makoid officiating.
Entombment will be made in Fero Memorial Gardens Cemetery Mausoleum.
John W. Boyd, 75
Ret. Hvy. Equip. Oper.
John W. Boyd of White Sulphur Springs, a retired heavy equipment operator and a lifelong area resident, died Wednesday, September 28, 2005, in Binghamton. He was 75 years of age.
The son of the late Lodie and Josephine Ummerle Boyd, he was born April 13, 1930, in White Sulphur Springs. He was the widower of Mary Irene Bilski Boyd who died after 39 years of marriage.
A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he was a member of the Clarence Hoyt Post No. 9217, Veterans of Foreign Wars, in Liberty; St. Francis Church in Youngsville and a member of Operating Engineers Union Local 825 in Newark, N.J.
Mr. Boyd is survived by four children, John F. Boyd and his wife, Sylvia, of Bridgeport, Conn., Joann Boyd, Patti Parisella and her husband, John; and Donald Boyd, all of White Sulphur Springs; three sisters, Arlene Stoddard of Cornwall-on-the-Hudson, Betty Eschenberg of Callicoon, and Eleanor Huggler of Nanuet; two brothers, Louis Boyd of Jeffersonville and Raymond Boyd of Callicoon; a sister-in-law, Norma Boyd of White Sulphur Springs; four grandchildren, Nicole and Kaitlin Parisella and Jonathon and Joshua Boyd; a great-granddaughter, Alexus Irene; and many nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind his dog, Scruffy. He was predeceased by two daughters, Maryann and Susan Boyd, two brothers, Robert Boyd and Donald Boyd, and a sister, Ruth Boyd.
Friends may call on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville.
A Funeral Mass will be offered at noon on Saturday at St. Francis Church in Youngsville with Msgr. William Collins officiating.
Burial will be made in Calvary Cemetery in Youngsville.
Steven H. Wand
Steven H. Wand of Pembroke Pines, Fla., a former resident of Monticello and a businessman, died Sunday, September 25, 2005, at his home. He was 58 years of age.
The son of the late Abraham and Gussie Deutsch Wand, he was born in Monticello on August 28, 1947.
He moved to Florida and began his journey as a successful businessman.
In a family statement, it was said, Steve always worked hard and was a great leader and an all-around terrific guy. All the people that knew him will miss his great smile. His favorite hobby was watching the greatest of all times Mohammad Ali. Boxing always thrilled Steve. He was an avid fan for many years. Another one of his passions was his 1969 Cadillac Coupe Deville convertible. He showed that car with pride and joy at every car show. He always will be the light of our lives.
Mr. Ward is survived by his wife, Ilene Leeny Ward, at home; a daughter, Kara K; three brothers, Carl, Paul and Robert; a sister-in-law, Marsha; two nieces, Samara and Sylvie; and two nephews, special nephew Jordan, and Michael.
Services were held Wednesday at the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello with Rabbi Ben Zion Chanowitz officiating.
Burial was made in the Landfield Avenue Synagogue Cemetery in Monticello.
William Bill Blanchard of Hershey, Pa., a telemarketer and sales manager for the former Woolworth Stores, Inc., and a former resident of Monticello, died Sunday, September 25, 2005, at his home. He was 57 years of age.
The son of the late James C. and Catherine Agoratus Blanchard, he was born August 4, 1947, in Monticello.
He formerly worked for EDS in Camp Hill, Pa. Mr. Blanchard was a 1965 graduate of Monticello High School. He was a social member of the V.F.W. Post 3502 in Hershey, Pa.
Mr. Blanchard is survived by his wife of nine years, Deborah A. Yantz Blanchard, at home; two daughters, Cari L. and her husband, John R. Hummel of Cockeysville, Md., and Staci K.Valbrun of Delray Beach, Fla.; two step-daughters, Angela K. and her husband, Andrew Cummings, and Tina M. Heisey, both of Middletown; a step-son, Richard T. Gantz Jr. of Hershey, Pa.; seven grandchildren, Kelsey Hummel and Jordan Hummel, both of Cockeysville, Md., Joshua Valbrun and Christy Valburn of Delray Beach, Fla., and Debbie Cummings, Andy Cummings and Sidney Michaels, all of Middletown; a sister. Des Ashmead of Monticello; and a niece, Randi Ashmead of Cockeysville, Md.
Services were held Wednesday at the Trefz & Bowser Funeral Home in Hummelstown, Pa., with the Rev. D. Wayne Bender, pastor of Shopes United Methodist Church, officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 3544 North Progress Ave., Harrisburg, Pa. 17110 or to the Kidney Foundation of Central Pa., Suite 101, Olde Liberty Square, 4813 Jonestown Road, Harrisburg, Pa. 17109.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Rock Hill Dr., Rock Hill, N.Y. 12775.
Anthony Del Piano
Ret. Supervisor, 77
Anthony V. Del Piano of Burlingham, a retired supervisor for the New York City Department of Sanitation and a longtime area resident, died Wednesday, September 28, 2005, at the Horton campus of the Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown. He was 77 years of age.
The son of the late Vincent and May Margetanski Del Piano, he was born February 16,1928, in New York City.
A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, he was also a member of the Church of the Infant Savior in Pine Bush.
Mr. Del Piano is survived by his wife, Francine, at home; five children, Laura Ann Litterine of Bethpage, Louise Ann and her husband, Anthony Domingo of Thompsonville, Vincent A. Del Piano of Burlingham, Philip A. Del Piano of Massapequa and Anthony V. Del Piano Jr. and his wife, Christine, of Bethpage; five grandchildren, Justin, Jared, Laura, Alexa and Anthony III; a sister, Audrey Barbieri; an uncle, Andrew Margetanski of Burlingham; two nieces; and two nephews.
Friends may call at the William M. Gagan Funeral Home, 1525 Burlingham Rd., Pine Bush, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9.
A Funeral Mass will be offered at the Church of the Infant Saviour, Route 302, Pine Bush on Friday at 10 a.m. with Father William Damroth officiating.
Cremation will be made at the Cedar Hill Crematory with inurnment at Calverton National Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.