October 7, 2005
John C. Snow
Ret. Super, 76
John C. Snow of Narrowsburg, a retired 36-year superintendent of the Mid-Orange Correctional Facility and a longtime area resident, died Monday, October 3, 2005, at the Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale, Pa. He was 76 years of age.
The son of the late Clarence and Marian DAvignon Snow, he was born October 30,1928, in Plattsburgh.
A Korean War veteran of the U.S. Army, he received a Korean Service Medal and a Bronze Star. He was a member of the Tusten-Highland Post #6427, Veterans of Foreign Wars, in Narrowsburg, and American Legion Post #0315.
During his career, he received many awards including the prestigious State Chairman's High Award given at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point for Significant Contributions to the Support of the Military Reserve Force. He was noted for implementing many innovative programs at the prison and received many commendations for his dedication to community service.
In a family statement it was said, He was a devoted husband and loving father who cherished his family. He was a loving grandfather and great-grandfather.
Mr. Snow is survived by his wife of 53 years, Dolores Souza Snow, at home; two sons, Michael Snow and his fiancée, Patricia Spencer, of Pine Bush and Daniel Snow and his wife, Stacie, of Beach Lake, Pa.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Cynthia and Michael Kryger of Montgomery and Joanne Snow and Gerald Manzi of Narrowsburg; a sister, Jimmie Bernard of California; eight grandchildren, Michael and Joseph Snow, Sarah Snow, Ryan OKeefe, Katy Duffany, Chris Terwilliger, and Jenna and Johnny Snow-Manzi; a great-grandchild, Justin Duffany; and several nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Holy Name R.C. Church in Ausable Forks at 10 a.m. on Friday with Father Phillip Allen officiating.
Interment will be made in the Fairview Cemetery in Ausable Forks.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Veterans of Foreign Wars or St. Jude Childrens Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Rasmussen Funeral Home in Narrowsburg.
John V. Stoltz
Ret. Shipping Mgr., 85
John V. Stoltz of Middletown, a lifelong area resident and a retired shipping manager for 33 years with Clemsens in Middletown, died Monday, October 3, 2005, at the Horton campus of the Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown. He was 85 years of age.
The son of the late Michael and Antonina Kolono Stoltz, he was born March 21, 1920, in New Hampton. He was the widower of Ruth Stoltz who died in 1990 after 43 years of marriage.
He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
In a family statement, it was said, John was an avid golfer, gardener and outdoorsman. Even at an older age, he was a wildlife enthusiast and golf mentor for his grandson, John.
He is survived by two daughters, Lois Juliano of Greentown, Pa., and Anne Baker and her husband, John, of Hollis, N.H.; a son, Michael Stoltz of Kiamesha Lake; two sisters, Mildred Shorlock of Middletown and Stella Karshmor of Aberdeen, N.C., seven grandchildren, John M. Stoltz, Brent Stoltz, Sean Baker, Russell Baker, Jennifer Baker Maurhoff, Scott Baker and Dwight Weber; and two great-grandchildren, Alex and Bridget Baker. He was predeceased by two brothers, Stanley and Walter Stoltz and a sister, Helen Mazur.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. on Friday at St. Josephs R.C. Church in Middletown.
Burial will be made in the family plot in the Wallkill Cemetery in Phillipsburg.
Martha R. White
Martha Rogers White of Beverly Hills, Fla., a former resident of Bloomingburg and a homemaker, died Thursday, September 29, 2005 in Beverly Hills. She was 100 years of age.
The daughter of the late Margaret Evelyn and Alfred Preston Rogers, she was born May 5, 1905, in Middletown. She was the widow of Edson Morris White.
She and her late husband lived in Pine Bush for 60 years before moving to Beverly Hills.
Mrs. White was a life member of the D.A.R.
She is survived by a daughter-in-law, Florence White; a son, Alfred Edson White; a daughter-in-law, Charlotte of South Hill, Va.; a daughter, Evelyn White Youngblood and her husband, Clifford Cash Youngblood of Beverly Hills, Fla.; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and two great-great-great-grandchildren.
Cremation was made in Florida.
Private burial of the cremains will be made in the family plot at the Brick Reformed Church Cemetery in Montgomery.
Clair Knickerbocker Jr.
Ret. of Dana Dist., 87
Clair Nick Knickerbocker Jr. of Middletown, a retired employee of Dana Distributors and a longtime area resident, died Tuesday, October 4, 2005, at the Horton campus of the Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown. He was 87 years of age.
The son of the late Clair and Oral Hawk Knickerbocker, he was born August 13, 1918, in Walton.
A veteran of World War II, he served as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division of the U.S. Army.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Pauline Ghear Knickerbocker, at home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Paula and Stephen Rose of Middletown, and Aileen and Wayne Thiele of Glen Spey; three granddaughters, Ashley Rose, Dyan Thiele Romer and her husband, Kristopher, and Nikki Thiele; a brother-in-law, Donald Ghear and his wife, Liz, of California; a niece, Jean Napolitano; and a grand-niece, Jeri-Lyn Napolitano. He was predeceased by a sister, Irene La Rue.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Ralston-Lippincott-Hasbrouck-Ingrassia Funeral Home, 72 West Main St., Middletown,
Burial will be made in the Orange County Veterans Cemetery in Goshen.
Roberta S. Stanton
Bank Teller, 60
Roberta S. Stanton of Liberty, a bank teller for Community Bank of Sullivan County in Liberty, died Tuesday, October 4, 2005, at the Sullivan County Adult Care Center in Liberty. She was 60 years of age.
The daughter of the late Louis L. and Dora Gershon Ornoff, she was born December 30, 1944, in Norfolk, Va.
In a family statement, it was said, Roberta had a love for decorating and spending time with her family.
She is survived by her husband of 15 years, John O. Jack Stanton, at home; a son, Lynn D. Barry and his fiancée, Pam Knapp, of Yulan; a daughter and son-in-law, Wendy M. and Matthew Rosenblum of Rock Hill; a brother, Melvin Ornoff of Portsmouth, Va.; four grandchildren, Christopher Barry, Ryan Rosenblum, Colin Rosenblum and Jordan Barry; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Clair Zeke Barry, and a brother, Richard Ornoff.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 401 Broadway, Monticello, with Judge Robert C. Williams officiating.
Burial will be made in the Rock Ridge Cemetery in Monticello.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 419 East Main St., Suite 307B, Middletown, N.Y. 10940.
Louis Boyd, 77
Ret. Eng./Diesel Mech.
Louis Boyd of Bethel, a retired lead engineer/diesel mechanic for Local #825 Operating Engineers, died Wednesday, October 5, 2005, at the Seelig Division of Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 77 years of age.
The son of the late Lodie and Josephine Ummerle Boyd, he was born December 3, 1927, in Liberty.
A World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy, Mr. Boyd was a member of the Clarence Hoyt Post #9217, Veterans of Foreign Wars, in Liberty, and a member of Operating Engineers Local #825.
He is survived by his wife, Marie Dugan Boyd, at home; seven children, Thomas R. Boyd and his wife Miriam of Jersey Shore, Pa., William Boyd of Jeffersonville, Michael L. Boyd and his wife Barbara of Kansas City, Mo., Christopher Boyd of Jeffersonville, Jeff Boyd and his wife Pamela of Liberty, Craig Boyd and his wife Sandra of Jeffersonville, and Therese Vandemerlan and her husband Chuck of Ridgefield, Conn.; a brother, Raymond Boyd of Callicoon; three sisters, Betty Eschenberg of Callicoon, Arlene Stoddard of Cornwall-on-Hudson and Eleanor Huggler of Nanuet; 16 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by three brothers, Robert, Donald and John Boyd, and a sister, Ruth Boyd.
Friends may call at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
A Funeral Mass will be offered on Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Francis Church in Youngsville.
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.
Ryllis Freer of Youngsville, a homemaker and a lifelong area resident, died Wednesday, October 5, 2005, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 75 years of age.
The daughter of the late Edward and Adeleide Dirie Plaskin, she was born August 11, 1930, in Callicoon. She was the widow of James Keeton Freer who died January 1, 2004.
Mrs. Freer was a bus aide for Milton Gaebel Bus Co. for many years and a health care aide for many years at the former Loomis Hospital. She had also worked as a veterinary assistant for Dr. George Hahn for many years.
Mrs. Freer is survived by five children, Linda Baim of Youngsville, James Freer of Highland, Daniel Freer of Kill Devil Hills, N.C., Susan Trautschold of Liberty and Michael Freer of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla; a sister, Katherine Bauernfeind of Bogota, N.J.; 13 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two sisters, Virginia Rittershausen and Madeline Poley, and by a son-in-law, Dennis C. Baim.
Friends may call at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville on Sunday from 1 to 2 p.m.
Services will be held Sunday at the funeral home at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Allen Wachter officiating.
Cremation will be made at the Twin Tiers Crematory in Endicott.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 95 Schwenk Ave., Kingston, N.Y. 12401 or to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 628, Monticello, N.Y. 12701.
Julia B. Nash
Julia B. Nash of Neversink, a homemaker and a 65-year area resident, died Sunday, October 2, 2005, at the Sullivan County Adult Care Center in Liberty. She was 92 years of age.
The daughter of the late John and Livina Hyde Hegardt, she was born March 18, 1913, in Brooklyn. She was the widow of Vincent P. Nash who died in 1986.
Active in her community, Mrs. Nash was a member of the Neversink Home Bureau, the Tri-Valley Youth Commission, Tri-Valley Central School PTA, a 4-H Club leader, member of the Town of Neversink Senior Citizens Meals on Wheels group at the Neversink Firehouse and a RSVP volunteer for the Sullivan County Office of the Aging.
She is survived by four sons and daughters-in-law, James and Susan Nash of Neversink, John and Dorothy Nash of Holly Hills, Fla., Frederick and Mary Nash of Grahamsville and Thomas and Kim Nash of Neversink; a daughter, Julianne Nash of Neversink; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews and great-grand-nieces and great-grand-nephews. She was predeceased by a son, George Nash, a brother, Bert Hegardt, a sister, Ellie Stockbridge and a brother-in-law, Arthur Stockbridge Sr.
Cremation was made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Burial of the cremains will be held at the Rural Cemetery in Grahamsville on Friday at 2 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Neversink First Aid Squad, Neversink, N.Y. 12765.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Ramsays Funeral Home in Liberty.
Mary Yankowski of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Lew Beach, a homemaker, died September 8, 2005, in St. Petersburg. She was 88 years of age.
The daughter of the late Julius and Susie Nemes Lorencz, she was born November 7, 1916, in Newark, N.J.
She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Joseph Yankowski of St. Petersburg, Fla.; a son and daughter-in-law, Victor Robert Tomie and his wife, Chris, of Ormond Beach, Fla.; a daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Gerald Hoban of Westfield, N.J.; four grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Elizabeth Varga of Union, N.J.
Graveside services and burial will be held on Sunday at the Lew Beach Cemetery at 1:30 with the Rev. Gerald Wondra officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Beaverkill Valley Fire Department, 1854 Beaverkill Rd., Lew Beach, N.Y. 12753.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home in Livingston Manor.