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October 28, 2005

Christopher Adams
Electronics Engineer, 27

Christopher Amthor Adams of Grahamsville, an electronics engineer for Reed Systems in Ellenville, died suddenly on Sunday, October 23, 2005, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 27 years of age.
The son of Richard and Arlene Amthor Adams, he was born October 12, 1978, in Middletown.
A 1997 graduate of Tri-Valley Central School, he was a member of the Next Level Car Club and the American Motorcycle Association. Chris enjoyed riding his motorcycles and dong home and automotive repair. He was also starting a new company of his own which he called “The Computer Guy.”
In a family statement, it was said, “He was a wonderful, loving husband, son and brother and was best known as a leader, not a follower. Anything Chris did he did best and would always lead the way. He was so bright he could do anything he set his mind to. He was never satisfied for second best and was also known as the life of the party and a great cook.”
He is survived by his wife of two years, Jenny; his mother, Arlene Lambert and her husband, Thomas, of Grahamsville; his father of Grahamsville; four brothers, Richie Adams and his wife, Liz, of Pond Eddy, Dustin Adams of Wallkill, Craig Adams of Neversink and Corporal Ryan Adam of Grahamsville; his maternal grandmother, Veronica Adams of Seneca Falls; three nieces, Christin, Estella and McKenzie Adams; a brother-in-law, Anthony Gagliardo; a sister-in-law, Janine Gagliardo; a goddaughter, Kayla Gagliardo; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Friends may call at the home of his mother, 78 Armstrong Dr., Neversink, on Friday from 6-9 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:45 a.m. on Saturday at St. Peter’s Church in Liberty.
Interment will be made at the Grahamsville Rural Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to New Hope Community Route 52, Loch Sheldrake, N.Y. 12759.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Woodbourne.

Dorothy Ryerson, 88
Ret. Kolmar Assembler

Dorothy E. Ryerson of Port Jervis, a retired assembler for Kolmar Labs in Port Jervis and a former cashier for A&P in Port Jervis, died Monday, October 24, 2005, at Twin Cedars Assisted Living in Shohola, Pa. She was 88 years of age.
The daughter of the late Clarence and Hilda Heidenthal Westbrook, she was born March 26, 1917, in Port Jervis. She was the widow of Herbert R. Ryerson who died December 30, 2004.
Mrs. Ryerson is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, David and Joy Ryerson of Glen Spey; four grandchildren, Scott Ryerson, Karen Stuart, Dena Wood and Nicole LaPearl; six great-grandchildren, Tiffany Ryerson, Devon Stuart, Paige Stuart, Ryan Wood, Lauren Wood and Alyssa LaPearl; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hainesville United Methodist Church, Hainesville, N.J. or to the charity of one’s choice.

Joyce V. Blackman
Horse Trainer, 42

Joyce Vutianitis Blackman of Waterville, Me., a former resident of Monticello and a horse trainer at the Monticello Raceway, died Saturday, October 22, 2005, in Maine. She was 42 years of age.
The daughter of Louis and the late Janice Vutianitis, she was born November 1,1962, in Mt. Vernon.
Mrs. Blackman was a EMT for the Monticello Ambulance Corps.
She is survived by her father of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; her husband, Steven Blackman, at home; a son, James McDonnell of Bloomingburg; two sisters, Denice Politz of Connecticut and Patrice Dromazos of Hurleyville; a brother, Peter Vutianitis of Warwick; four nephews; and a niece.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday at the DeWitt Funeral Home, 64 Center St., pine Bush, with the Rev. Robert Hewitt officiating.
Burial will be made in the New Prospect Cemetery in Pine Bush.

Dorothy Kolbe
Homemaker, 92

Dorothy Kolbe of Deland, Fla., a homemaker and a former resident of Callicoon, died Saturday, October 22, 2005, at the Florida Lutheran Health Care Center in Deland. She was 92 years of age.
The daughter of the late Edward and Dora Rhinehart, she was born June 21, 1913, in Brooklyn. She was the widow of Arthur Kolbe.
She is survived by a daughter, Beryl Pietrucha of Callicoon; a grandson, Arthur Pietrucha and his wife, Lisa, of Youngsville; two granddaughters, Barbara Pietrucha of Callicoon and Christina Reich of Greene; a great-granddaughter, Dorothy June Reich; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held at a later date in Florida.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Florida Lutheran Health Care Center, 450 N. MacDonald Ave., Deland, Fla. 32724.
Announcement was provided by the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Callicoon.

Rose M. Schaff
Homemaker, 52

Rose M. Schaff of Juan Dia, Puerto Rico, a homemaker and a former resident of Livingston Manor, died Thursday, October 3, 2005, at her home. She was 52 years of age.
She was the daughter of the late Ila Schaff, a lifetime resident of Livingston Manor.
She is survived by a daughter, Gloria Valentin; two sons, James Colon and Samuel Van Dunk; seven grandchildren with two more due shortly.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the United Methodist Church, 89 Pearl St., Livingston Manor.
Interment will be made in the Orchard Street Cemetery in Livingston Manor.
Arrangements were made by the Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home in Livingston Manor.

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