October 21, 2005
Ret. Teacher, 94
John Semenko of Long Island, a former resident of Woodridge and a retired teacher, died Sunday, October 16, 2005, at Mercy Medical Center in Rockville Center. He was 94 years of age.
The son of the late William and Mary Antiock Semenko, he was born July 17, 1911, in Brooklyn. He was the widower of Olga Semenko who died after more than 60 years of marriage.
After the death of his parents, he moved from Connecticut to Woodridge where he was raised by two uncles. He then moved to Long Island.
Mr. Semenko is survived by three daughters, Tonya Semenko, Margaret Mitchell and Evon Allen; two grandchildren; a sister, Olga Grant; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, Paul Semenkowich and Fred Semenko.
Graveside services and burial were held Wednesday at the Luna Cemetery in Rock Hill with Fr. Nickolai Babistchouk officiating.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Woodbourne.
Alma Nydia Garay-Guerrero of New Bedford, Mass., a homemaker, died Friday, October 14, 2005, at St. Lukes Hospital in New Bedford. She was 57 years of age.
The daughter of Irma Garay and and the late Gregorio Benitez Garay, she was born August 6, 1948, in Santurce, Puerto Rico.
A member of Mount of Olives SDA Church in Brooklyn, she was also a member of the Ellenville SDA Church and the Spanish SDA Church of New Bedford, Mass.
She is survived by five sons and four daughters-in-law, Robert and Dana Guerrero of Georgia, Epifanio Jr. and Daria Tolentino of Binghamton, David and Jacqueline Guerrero of Wisconsin, Oscar and Teri Guerrero of Pennsylvania and Justin Holliday II of Georgia; two daughters, Irma Beatrize Guerrero of New Bedford, Mass., and Adriana Guerrero-Owens and her husband, Jimmy, of New Bedford, Mass.; her mother, Irma Benitez Lopez; two sisters, Edna Carpenter of Monticello and Julie Daniel of Woodridge; two brothers, Antonio Garay of Puerto Rico and Gregorio Garay of Monticello; 16 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Thursday at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Ellenville, with Pastor Doctor Smith officiating.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Woodbourne.
Elizabeth J. Green
Ret. Palisades Comm., 71
Elizabeth J. Green of Rock Hill, a former resident of West Haverstraw and retired from the Palisades Interstate Parkway Commission at Bear Mountain in 1995, died Monday, October 17, 2005. She was 71 years of age.
The daughter of the late John and Mary Crusie Green, she was born November 8, 1933, in Nyack.
Ms. Green is survived by two brothers, John Green of Walden and Edward Green and his wife, Chickie, of Rock Hill; five nephews, Edward Green and his wife, Colette, of Rock Tavern, John Green of Walden, Shawn Green and his wife, Karen, of Wobern, Mass., Kevin Green of Sloatsburg and Jeffery Green of Walden; a niece, Dawn Bey and her husband, Chris, of Tustin, Calif.; three grand-nephews; and three grand-nieces.
A Funeral Mass was offered on Thursday at St. Peters Church in Haverstraw.
Burial was made in St. Peters Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of ones choice.
Ret. Truck Driver, 85
Vincent J. Poveromo of Bloomingburg, a retired truck driver for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, died Sunday, October 16, 2005, at the Hudson Valley Hospital in Peekskill. He was 85 years of age.
The son of the late Giuseppe Joseph and Domenica Maggie Poggio Poveromo, he was born August 30, 1920, in the Bronx.
A World War II veteran of the United States Army, he received the American Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Service Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. After the war, he sailed on the U.S.S. General Harry Taylor from Marseille, France, on September 3, 1945, and was honorably discharged from the Army.
Mr. Poveromo was a member of Roosa-Fleming Post No. 161, Veterans of Foreign Wars, in Port Jervis, and the Disabled American Veterans.
He is survived by many area friends.
Graveside services and burial with military honors will be held Friday at the Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery in Liberty.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Animal Rights Alliance, Inc. (TARA), Route 209, P.O. Box 346, Westbrookville, N.Y. 12785.
Victor E. Shaver, 85
Owned R.E. Shaver, Inc.
Victor E. Shaver, a lifelong resident of Livingston Manor and the proprietor of R.E. Shaver, Inc., died Monday, October 17, 2005, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 85 years of age.
The son of the late Frances and Ralph Smith Shaver, he was born June 6,1920, in Livingston Manor. He was the widower of Alberta K. Shaver.
Mr. Shaver was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy where he served as Chief. He was the president of R .D. Shaver, Inc., from 1960-2000.
He was a member of the Mayflower Warehousemens Association from 1972-1974; a 55-year member of the Livingston Manor Masonic Lodge #791 and served as Master in 1969. Mr. Shaver was a member of the Livingston Manor Rotary Club for 50 years and served as president from 1974-1975.
He was an elder at the Livingston Manor Presbyterian Church and a past secretary and current treasurer of the Orchard Street Cemetery in Livingston Manor.
He is survived by a son, Kent A. Shaver, at home; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Ralph Edison Shaver.
Masonic services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, followed by a funeral service at the Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home, 29 Pearl St., Livingston Manor. The Rev. John Forrest will officiate.
Interment will be made in the Orchard Street Cemetery in Livingston Manor with full military honors.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Presbyterian Church, Livingston Manor, N.Y. 12758.
John H. Horn, 84
Ret. SS Case Investigator
John H. Horn of Middletown, a retired senior case investigator with the Orange County Department of Social Services, died Wednesday, October 19, 2005, at the Horton campus of the Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown. He was 84 years of age.
The son of the late John and Sarah Greer Horn, he was born July 2, 1921, in Middletown.
Mr. Horn was a World War II veteran of the Army Air Corps, serving in the European Theatre of War. He was a communicate of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Middletown; a life member of B.P.O. Elks Lodge 1097, Middletown, and was a member of the Commercial Travelers.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Theresa A. Belfiglio Horn, at home; three daughters and sons-in-law, Deborah A. and Robert Boyle of Newark, Del., Darcy A. and Michael Hilleary of Wurtsboro and Deidre A. Maurizzo-Morley and her husband, Jeffrey Morley of Middletown; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Dane A. Horn and Teri Pinto-Horn of Wurtsboro, and Darryl A. Horn of Middletown; and eight grandchildren. He was predeceased by a brother, William Horn, and a sister, Pearl Benson.
Friends may call at the Morse Funeral Home, 33 Railroad Ave., Middletown, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Elk services will be held at 7:30 p.m. and a prayer service will be held at 8 p.m. on Friday.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. on Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Middletown on Saturday with Father Dennis Nikolic officiating.
Burial with full military honors will be made in St. Joseph Cemetery in Middletown.
Mary E. Paul
Mary E. Paul of New Windsor, a homemaker, died Tuesday, October 18, 2005, at the Newburgh campus of St. Lukes Cornwall Hospital. She was 80 years of age.
The daughter of the late John and Elizabeth McElwaine Cleary, she was born September 28, 1925, in New York City. She was the widow of John W. Paul who died December 17, 1993.
Mrs. Paul was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary to Post 1796, the Christian Womens Club and St. Francis Church.
In a family statement, it was said, Mary was a friend, caregiver and had a strong compassion for her family. She was loved by all and loved all of Gods creatures, great and small.
She is survived by a son, John W. Paul of Wallkill; a daughter and son-in-law, Maura and Dino LaPiana of Wurtsboro; a brother, John Cleary; a brother-in-law, Ed Paul; eight grandchildren, William, Brian, Ryan, Megan, Joe, Dean, Giuliana and Emma; and a great-grandson, William J.
Friends may call at the Coloni Funeral Home, 3001 Route 9W, New Windsor, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
A Funeral Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. on Saturday at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Newburgh.
Interment will be made in the family plot in Woodlawn Cemetery in New Windsor.
Mabel E. Gloor
Mabel E. Gloor of Jeffersonville, a homemaker and a lifelong area resident, died Wednesday, October 19, 2005, at the Achieve Nursing and Rehab Center in Liberty. She was 87 years of age.
The daughter of the late Edward C. and Nellie A. Metzger Bauernfeind, she was born February 15, 1918, in North Branch. She was the widow of Raymond R. Gloor who died in 1951.
Mrs. Gloor was a member of the Jeffersonville Presbyterian Church and the Womens Association of the church. She was also a member of the Jeffersonville Senior Citizens and the Church on the Rock.
She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Raymond E. and Elizabeth Gloor of Sacramento, Calif., and William and Catherine Gloor of Ferndale; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Eileen and Warren Brey of Kenoza Lake, Nancy and George Grant of Newport News, Va., and Denise Fields of Las Cruces, N. Mex.; a sister, Lizzie Cox of Liberty; nine grandchildren, Adrienne Hartgernik and her husband, Brad, of Chevy Chase, Md., Dianna Screen and her husband, John, of Crofton, Md., Jordan Grant and his wife, Ilham, of Jacksonville, N.C., Stephanie Tyler and her husband, Mark, of Glen Allen, Va., Jill Lewis and her husband, Mark, of Richmond, Va., Melissa Semones and her husband, David, of Alpharetta, Ga., Michelle Gloor of Ferndale, Debra Malden and her husband, Renee, of Ramona, Calif., and Pamela Gloor of Ramona, Calif.; seven great-grandchilden, Skylar Hartgernik, Brett Hartgernik, Megan Screen, Jake Screen, Sophia Grant, Meredith Lewis, and Shane Gloor; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Grace Wagner, and a brother, Jacob Christopher Bauernfeind.
Friends may call at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville on Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Pastor Richard Hewitt officiating.
Burial will be made in Evergreen Cemetery in Bethel.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony BrookCourt, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550 or to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 628, Monticello, N.Y. 12701.
Jean A. McArdle
Jean A. McArdle of Rock Hill, a waitress for the Monticello Diner and a longtime area resident, died Tuesday, October 18, 2005, at her home. She was 71 years of age.
The daughter of the late John and Anna Knaben Omland, she was born December 2, 1933, in Brooklyn. She was the widow of Stephen McArdle and William Hofsommer.
She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Stephanie and Craig Johnson of Monticello and Karen and Edward Gorr of Parksville; five grandchildren, Colleen, Jennifer, Erik, Daniel and Nicole; two great-grandchildren, Patrick and Gabrielle; a sister-in-law, Else Omland of Oslo, Norway; and three nieces, Alice, Mari-Ann and Johanne. She was predeceased by a son, Patrick, and a brother, Jan Omland.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at the United Methodist Church, 410 Rock Hill Dr., Rock Hill with the Rev. Maybelle Renzi officiating.
Burial will be made in St. Peters Cemetery in Monticello.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.
Funeral arrangements were made by the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Monticello.
Eileen Silverman, 67
Ret. Owner of Pet Shop
Eileen R. Silverman of Thompsonville, the former owner and proprietor of S & G Pet Center, died at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris on Thursday, October 13, 2005, following a courageous battle with cancer. She was 67 years of age.
The daughter of the late Morton and Lillian Seligman, she was born December 26, 1937, in New York City.
She is survived by her husband, Sheldon Silverman, at home; two sons, Stephen and Gary; a daughter-in-law, Hope; and a granddaughter, Ashley. She also leaves a host of community members who loved her and enjoyed her warm and pleasant demeanor.
Graveside services and burial were held at Montefiore Cemetery in Pine Lawn on Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan County, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550 or to the American Cancer Society, P.O.Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Okla. 73123-1718.
Janet Blake, 79
Ret. Comm. of Jurors
Janet Elinor Keogan Blake,a Commissioner of Jurors for Sullivan County from 1976 to 1985 when she retired, and a longtime former resident of Tennanah Lake (Roscoe), died Wednesday, October 19, 2005, at Trinity Nursing and Rehab Center in Merriam, Kans. She was 79 years of age.
The daughter of the late James and Maude Keogan, she was born March 6, 1926, in Roscoe.
A 1943 graduate of Roscoe Central High School, she moved to the New York-New Jersey metropolitan area, working for Wright Aeronautical. She spent a brief time in Florida working in the restaurant business before moving back to Roscoe to marry Henry Blake in 1953.
Mrs. Blake took over the family restaurant business at Tennanah Lake when her father became ill. She was an active member of the United Church of Roscoe.
Mrs. Blake will be remembered as a civic leader, serving on innumerable boards and holding positions within the township and county. In 1972, she was appointed Deputy County Clerk for Sullivan County and held the position until 1976 when she was elected as Commissioner of Jurors.
Upon moving to Florida in 1985, she became active in various organizations there including the Charlotte County Republican Women, the Arthritis Foundation of S.W. Florida, the Punta Gorda Civic Association and was a member of the United Congregational Church of Punta Gorda. Poor health necessitated a move to Kansas City in 1997 where she resided at Bishop Spencer Place for five years before moving to Trinity Lutheran Manor in 2002. She continued to be an active member of both of these communities and was involved in resident councils and food committee meetings as well as serving on the altar guild.
In a family statement, it was said, Janet will be remembered as a friend to all, opening her home to neighbors in need, able to whip up a massive celebration at a moments notice, always with the quick comeback joke, and with a mind that remained sharp until the end. She will be missed by many.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Joy Blake-Krug and Dr. Paul Krug; and two grandchildren, Colin James and Caitlin Elizabeth Krug.
Friends may call at the Harris Funeral Home, Railroad Ave., Roscoe, on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Services will be held at the funeral home at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Daniel Hulseapple officiatiing.
Burial will be made in the Bon Aire Cemetery in Roscoe.
A Celebratory Mass will be held at St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Kansas City, Mo., at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Bishop Spencer Place Benevolent Care Fund, Odyssey Hospice Care of Kansas City or the Roscoe Free Library, Roscoe, N.Y. 12776.