October 4, 2005
Ret. Bus Driver, 81
Ted Bagailuk of Hurleyville, a retired bus driver for Rolling V Corp. and a retired head bus driver for the Liberty Central School District, died Friday, September 30, 2005, at his home. He was 81 years of age.
The son of the late Alex and Mary Welhan Bagailuk, he was born December 5,1923, in Hurleyville.
A veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Bailey-Richman Post No. 9588, Veterans of Foreign Wars, in Monticello. Mr. Bagailuk was a member of the Luna Organization, the Knights of Columbus, The Old Bastards, the New York State Blue Vests and a life member of the Hurleyville Fire Department. He attended the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Woodbourne.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley Bagailuk, at home; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Kathleen Simmons and her companion, Lou Cappuzzoli of Bloomingburg, Cindy and Frank Hook of Roanoke, W. Va., Terri and Tim of Liberty and Kristi and Mike Jouben of Richfield Springs; a special son-in-law, Richard Simmons of Hurleyville; nine grandchildren, Jessica, Michelle, Chuck, Aaron, Kristin, Shane, David, Pam and Jeremiah; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Sophia Fedun, and a son, Robert Hillriegel.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered on Monday at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Woodbourne with Fr. John Lynch officiating.
Interment was made in the Luna Cemetery in Glen Wild with full military honors.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY. 12550 or the Hurleyville Fire Department, P.O. Box 357, Hurleyville, N.Y. 12747.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Woodbourne.
Owned Laundry, 79
Theodora Dory H. Edwards of Liberty, a self-employed laundry owner in Liberty and a lifetime area resident, died Saturday, October 1, 2005, at her home. She was 79 years of age.
The daughter of the late George McKeen and Alice Jane Hunt Edwards, she was born in Breezy Hill, Livingston Manor.
She formerly worked at Liberty Steam Laundry until it closed and was a life member of the Parksville United Methodist Church.
In a family statement, it was said, Dory was a hard-working woman who loved life and loved her family.
She is survived by two brothers and sisters-in-law, Virgil L. and Sandra Edwards of Grahamsville, and John and Joan Edwards of Livingston Manor; two sisters, Alice Marie Edwards of Liberty and Bertha Blair of Vernal, Utah; 18 nieces and nephews; and several grand-nieces and grand-nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, her twin, Theodore, and Vernon Edwards.
Funeral services will be held at noon on Tuesday at the Parksville United Methodist Church with the Rev. Stewart Pohlman officiating.
Burial will be made in the Grahamsville Rural Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Parksville United Methodist Church, Parksville, N.Y. 12768 or to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Ramsays Funeral Home in Liberty.
Donald R. Brown
Ret. Hwy. Foreman, 76
Donald R. Brown of Eustis, Fla., a former resident of Napanoch and a retired foreman for the Town of Wawarsing Highway Department, died Wednesday, September 28, 2005, at the Horton campus of the Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown. He was 76 years of age.
The son of the late Robert and Lucy Mansfield Brown, he was born September 17, 1929, in Ellenville. He was the widower of Marjorie Clark Brown.
Mr. Brown was a member of the Methodist Church of Umatilla, Fla., a life member of the Napanoch Fire Company and a member of the Elks Lodge #1578 in Eustis, Fla.
He is survived by his stepmother, Margaret Brown of Shawneetown, Ill.; a daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie and Michael Geoghegan of Rome, N.Y.; two sons and daughters-in-law, William and Heather Brown of Wawarsing and Robert and Anita Brown of Burlingham; three grandchildren, Hope and Kyle Brown and Adam Geoghegan; two sisters, Lois Baker of Eustis, Fla., and Adlen and her husband, Rudy Zitz, of Stamfordville; a step-brother, Thomas Brown and his wife, Sandy, of Hollywood, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services and burial for Mr. Brown and his wife, Marjorie, will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, October 14, at the Fantinekill Cemetery in Ellenville, with the Rev. Eileen Daunt officiating.
Memorial contributions in their memory may be made to the Ellenville Regional Hospital, Route 209, Ellenville, N.Y. 12428.
Philip Berman, 49
Philip B. Berman, a 10-year resident of Cornwall, an independent business consultant and former resident of Monticello, died unexpectedly on Saturday, October 1, 2005, at his home. He was 49 years of age.
The son of the late Pip and Arlene Berman, he was born April 22, 1956, in Monticello.
A 1974 graduate of Monticello High School, he earned a bachelors degree from the University of Miami, Fla., in 1978, and more recently earned a Masters degree from Manhattanville College in Project Management.
Mr. Berman had been a police officer in Dallas, Tex.,was an insurance company underwriter, senior executive for Empire Resorts and most recently owned his own consulting business in Cornwall.
In a family statement, it was said, Throughout his life Philip was affiliated with many professional and service organizations as well as volunteering his time to many charitable functions and events. Philip will mostly be remembered for his wonderful sense of humor and strong mental discipline. An avid longtime softball player, Philip had an unflappable loyalty for his friends and family. He will be terribly missed by so many people.
He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Pam Runge Berman, a son, Logan, and a daughter, Jordan, all at home; a brother, Robert Berman of Monticello; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a daughter, Lauren.
Services were held Monday at the Landfield Avenue Synagogue in Monticello with Rabbi Ben Zion Chanowitz officiating.
Internment was made in the Landfield Avenue Synagogue Cemetery in Monticello.
Memorial contributions may be made to the SPCA Disaster Relief Fund, P.O. Box 96116,Washington, D.C. 20090-6116.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello.
Jose L. Castro
Jose Luis Castro of Liberty, a 40-year area resident and a baker, working for various hotels in Sullivan County, died Saturday, October 1, 2005, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 58 years of age.
The son of Secundina Moran and the late Luis Castro, he was born March 4, 1947, in Puerto Rico.
He is survived by his mother of Bridgeport, Conn.; eight brothers, Luis Castro and Raphael Castro, both of Brooklyn, Pedro Castro, Angel Cruz and Roberto Cruz, all of Bridgeport, Conn., Jimmy Castro of Yorktown, Va., Alberto Cruz of Brattleboro, Vt., and Jose Cruz of Hartford, Conn.; three sisters, Irma Padilla, Maggie Diaz and Esther Cruz, all of Bridgeport, Conn., and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Ramsays Funeral Home, 275 S. Main St., Liberty, on Thursday from noon to 2 p.m.
Funeral services will be held at the funeral home at 2 p.m. on Thursday.
Burial will be made in the Liberty Cemetery.
Ret. Businesswoman, 78
Marjorie Hemstreet of Bloomingburg, a former co-owner of Broadloom City in Middletown, died Sunday, October 2, 2005, at the Valley View Residential Health Care Facility in Goshen. She was 78 years of age.
The daughter of the late Edward and Helen Glennon Broderick, she was born October 5, 1926, in the Bronx. She was the widow of Raymond M. Hemstreet Sr.
She is survived by three sons and two daughters-in-law, Michael and Connie Hemstreet of Ellenville, Raymond and Connie Hemstreet of Middletown and Harry Hemstreet of Middletown; two daughters, Mary-Anne Russo of Valley Stream and Edna and her husband, Gregory Irizzary, of Valrico, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Cremation was private.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, Inc., 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.
Richard Boddy Sr., 64
Ret. Maintenance Super
Richard H. Boddy Sr, of Livingston Manor, a retired maintenance supervisor for the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris, died Friday, September 30, 2005, at the Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, after losing his bout with cancer. He was 64 years of age.
The son of Esther Boddy and the late George Boddy, he was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran.
Mr. Boddy was a member of the Methol Hunting Club and a member and past president of the Catskill Mountain Archery Club. He was also a member of the Hose Co. of Livingston Manor Fire Department, and the Liberty Elks Club #1545. He was a past member of the Livingston Manor Masonic Lodge, 6th District Ambulance Corps, Livingston Manor Ambulance Corps and the Little Ireland Hunting Club. He was an avid outdoorsman and sportsman.
In a family statement, it was said, He was greatly loved and he will be sorely missed.
Mr. Boddy is survived by his wife of 41 years, Patricia Boddy, at home; a son, Richard Boddy Jr. of Syracuse; a daughter and son-in-law, Connie and Scott Lewis of Livingston Manor; two grandchildren, Casey Lewis and Gregory Lewis of Livingston Manor; three brothers, Larry Boddy of Maryland, Tom Boddy of Kentucky and Robert Boddy of Livingston Manor; two sisters, Linda Fletcher and Kathy Wieduwilt, both of the state of Florida; his mother of the state of Florida; several nieces and nephews, and many friends.
Services were held Monday at the Presbyterian Church in Livingston Manor
Burial was made in the Lew Beach Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Livingston Manor Sports Program in Memory of Richard Boddy, Livingston Manor Central School, School Street, Livingston Manor, N.Y. 12758.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home in Livingston Manor.
Barbara Selthafner of Jeffersonville, a self-employed housekeeper and a longtime area resident, died Monday, October 3, 2005, at the Sullivan County Adult Care Center in Liberty. She was 79 years of age.
The daughter of the late Stefan and Katarina Schetz Seidl, she was born October 3, 1926, in Yugoslavia. She was the widow of Mathias Selthafner.
She was a member of St. Georges R.C. Church in Jeffersonville.
Mrs. Selthafner is survived by five children, Barbara Martins, Steven Selthafner, Peter Selthafner, Agatha Selthafner and Barbara Ramirez, all of Jeffersonville; seven grandchildren; four great-grandsons; a step-grandson; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m.
A Funeral Mass will be offered at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at St. Georges Church, with Fr. Ignatius Smith officiating.
Burial will be made in Calvary Cemetery in Youngsville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Association, 2 Jefferson Plaza, Suite 103, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 12601.
Capt. Francis English Jr.
Ret. U.S. Navy, 78
Capt. Francis Bud Williard English Jr. of San Diego, Calif., a former resident of Long Eddy and retired from the U.S. Navy, died Thursday, September 29, 2005, after an unsuccessful battle against cancer. He was 78 years of age.
The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Willard English Sr., he was brought up in Long Eddy and attended local schools.
Capt. English graduated from the New York State Maritime College in 1946 with a Coast Guard Third Mates license and began a long and distinguished career at sea. He sailed first as an able bodied seaman and Third Mate for Isthmian, States Marine and Esso Shipping companies. In 1956, he began 20 years of service in the U.S. Navy with many assignments at sea on both the U.S. west coast and in the Far East. Among other assignments, he was the First Lieutenant aboard the aircraft carrier the USS Yorktown, home ported in Alameda, Calif., and Gunnery and Operations Officer aboard the destroyer USS Eversole, home ported in Yokusuka, Japan. He was the commanding officer of the mine sweeper USS Vireo and Mine Division 31, and the commanding officer of an LST, the USS San Joaquin, all home-ported in Japan.
During his last tour of duty in the Navy in San Francisco, he sat for and obtained his U.S.. Coast Guard Masters License, any tons, any oceans required to serve as Captain of merchant vessels. He was very proud in 1977 and 1978 to return to his alma mater, the State University of New York Maritime College, as captain of the training ship, The Empire State and Commandant of Cadets. Aboard the training ship he was responsible for the training and safety of several hundred cadets during summer cruises to Europe.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Mildred Pettibone English of Seattle, Wash.; a sister, Norma Ferrell of Albany, Ga.; seven children from his first marriage to Margaret Henderson of Hancock, Craig English of Ridgewood, N.J., twins, Norma Scuri of Prescott, Ariz., and Catherine Soria of Yosemite, Calif., Julie English of Santa Rosa, Calif., Beth English of Pacific Grove, Calif., Michiko English of Fresno, Calif., and Linda English of Fairbanks, Alaska; and 12 grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Henderson-Biedekapp Funeral Chapel in Hancock on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the chapel with the Rev. Andrew Weidner officiating.
Burial will be made in the Halsey Cemetery in Long Eddy.
Frances C. Quesada
Ret. Poultry Farmer, 86
Frances C. Quesada of South Fallsburg, a more than 60-year area resident, and a retired poultry farmer, died Monday, October 3, 2005, at her home. She was 86 years of age.
The daughter of the late Frank and Veronica Mroz Yokoboski, she was born May 24, 1919, in Osceola Mills, Pa. She was the widow of Louis Quesada who died in January of 1997.
She and her late husband formerly operated the Quesada Poultry Farm in Woodridge, where they also had horses.
Mrs. Quesada was a communicant of the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Woodbourne.
She is survived by a daughter, Lois DiStefano of South Fallsburg; two brothers, Steve Yokoboski, and Joseph Yokoboski and his wife, Angie, all of Michigan; two sisters, Sophie Casebolt and her husband, Joseph, of Michigan, and Nellie Mekis of Osceola Mills, Pa.; three grandchildren, Gregory DiStefano of South Fallsburg, Frank DiStefano and his fiancée, Tracy Moglia, of San Diego, Calif., and Stacey DiStefano of Queens; and her caregiver of the last 10 years, Tina Van der Mark of Harris.
Friends may call at the Harris Funeral Home, West Street at Buckley, Liberty, on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. on Thursday at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Woodbourne with Fr. John Lynch officiating.
Burial will be made in St. Peters Cemetery in Liberty.
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. Wand is survived by his wife, Ilene Leeny Wand, 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.