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November 1, 2005

Howard R. Myers
Ret. Supervisor, 83

Howard R. Myers of Middletown, a retired supervisor at Rupp Southern Tier Freightliners and a former resident of Jeffersonville, died Sunday, October 23, 2005, at his home. He was 83 years of age.
The son of the late Ralph and Caroline Huff Myers, he was born September 17, 1922, in Port Jervis.
He moved to the Pocatello area of the Town of Wallkill in 1958 and was a charter member and first Chief of the Pocatello Volunteer Fire Department, where he was instrumental in building the initial firehouse and all subsequent additions. He served as a commissioner of the fire district for 30 years, mostly as the chairman of the board. Mr. Myers was still active in the fire department, fire police, and was a life member of the Orange County Fire District Association.
In a family statement, it was said, “Dad will be remembered as an honest, hard-working, devoted grandpa who dedicated countless hours over his lifetime to the fire department and numerous other volunteer organizations.”
He is survived by four children, Thomas Myers of Middletown, Wendy Herb of Powell, Ohio, Michael Myers of Wawayanda and Jill Marsten of Beach Lake, Pa.; and nine grandchildren, Shawn, Amanda, Samantha and Kimberly Myers, Derek and Page Kilcoin and Scott, Andy and Brooke Herb.
Cremation was private.
A memorial graveside service and burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the Jeffersonville Methodist Church Cemetery, Maple Ave., Jeffersonville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Pocatello Volunteer Fire Dept., 5 Pocatello Rd., Middletown, N.Y. 10940.

Kenneth Bivins
Ret. Bus Mechanic, 79

Kenneth Bivins of Livingston Manor, a retired bus mechanic for the Liberty Central School District and the former owner and operator of Ken’s Texaco and Ken’s Bulldozing Service in Liberty, died Thursday, October 27, 2005, at his home. He was 79 years of age.
The son of the late Barney and Dora Clute Bivins, he was born April 22, 1926, in Willowemoc.
A World War II veteran of the Navy, he served from 1944 to 1946. He was a life member of the Clarence Hoyt Post #9217, Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Russell D. Sprague Post #109, American Legion, and a member of the Liberty Elks Lodge #1545, all in Liberty.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Iva Decker Bivins, at home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Larry A. and Carolyn Bivins and William L. and Sherry Bivins, all of Willowemoc; five grandchildren, Maria, Christopher, Tiffanie, Justin and Amber Bivins; and four great-grandchildren, Alexcia Hokirk, Nathaniel DePaul, Jonathan and Alexander Bivins. He was predeceased by 13 brothers and sisters.
Services were held Monday at the Ramsay’s Funeral Home in Liberty with the Rev. Kenneth Rodgers officiating.
Burial was made in the Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery in Liberty with full military honors.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550 or to the Willowemoc Baptist Church, Church Rd., Livingston Manor, N.Y. 12758.

Nicholas Mascara
Businessman, 70

Nicholas Mascara of Forestburgh, the owner and CEO of Kaltec Food Packaging Company in Port Jervis, and a longtime area resident, died Wednesday, October 26, 2005, at his home. He was 70 years of age.
The son of the late Francesco and Margaret Misiano Mascara, he was born April 13,1935, in Brooklyn.
An Air Force veteran of the Korean War, he served as a photographer. After his tour of duty he was a photofinisher on Long Island.
Mr. Mascara was a member of St. Peter’s R.C.Church in Monticello. An owner of the former Stagecoach Restaurant in Monticello, he raced horses for many years at the Monticello Raceway.
He is survived by his wife, Harriet Lenore Negri Mascara, at home; two sons, Frank Mascara and his wife, Eliana of Middletown and Edward Mascara of Monticello; two daughters, Christine Perillo and her husband, Rocco, of Eldred, and Debra Salazar of Monticello; a sister, Theresa Grillo of New Hartford; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Gene and Florence Mascara of Boca Raton, Fla., and Anthony and Ann Mascara of Monticello; eight grandchildren, Mary, Kenneth, Andrew, Nicky, Kenny, Nicole, Danielle and Nicholas; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Eleanor Sala.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Peter’s R.C. Church in Monticello on Monday with the Rev. Robert Ginel officiating.
Burial was made in St. Thomas Aquinas Cemetery in Forestburgh.

Frances Klein, 87

Frances Klein of New York died Sunday, October 13, 2005. She was 87 years of age.
The daughter of the late Reuben and Dora Klein, she grew up at the former Skliar’s Hotel, owned by her parents and Meyer and Rose Newman. She graduated from Monticello High School in 1934 as valedictorian.
Miss Klein is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Albert and Ann Klein; two nieces, Debra and Elizabeth; and two nephews, Kenneth and Paul.
Services were held in New York City on October 16.
(Editor’s Note: This information was first printed on October 13 with the wrong date of birth submitted. We thought it had been printed correctly at a later date. We are sorry for any inconvenience this has been to Miss Klein’s family.)

James S. Rose
Ret. of Bay V Gan, 62

James S. Rose of Napanoch, a retired employee of Bay V Gan in Ellenville, and a lifetime area resident, died Wednesday, October 26, 2005, at his home. He was 62 years of age.
The son of the late James S. and Dorothy VanDermark Rose, he was born November 6, 1942, in Ellenville.
He is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, James and Kimberly Rose of Napanoch, Ernest and Dorothy Rose of Woodridge and Brian and Terry Rose of Napanoch; eight grandchildren; three brothers and three sisters and their spouses, Carolyn and Edward Wells of Napanoch, Charles and Marie Rose of Ellenville, Eunice and Albert Brown of Woodbourne, Donald and Sally Rose of Ellenville, John Rose of Ellenville, and Loretta and Donald Chase of Napanoch; and 16 nieces and nephews.
Funeral services and burial were private.

Jose ‘Joe’ Villicana
Ret. Grocer, 76

Jose “Joe” Fernando Villicana of Orem, Utah, a former resident of White Lake and the former owner and operator of White Lake Grocery (the Blue Store) in White Lake for many years, died suddenly Monday, October 24, 2005, in Utah. He was 76 years of age.
He was born in Oaxaca, Mexico, on September 13, 1929, and always thought of White Lake as home.
In a family statement, it was said, His last years were challenging, but he always had a wonderful sense of humor, and liked making people laugh. He loved talking to friends, and always enjoyed a conversation about politics. He had numerous pets in his life, and cared for them all lovingly. His family would like to thank those who cared for him the last two years, especially the very devoted staff at Davita Dialysis Center in Provo, Utah; his doctors at the Central Utah Clinic; and the staff at Beehive Home, where he resided, who made his last years as comfortable as possible.”
Mr. Villicana is survived by two daughters, Lisa Hinckley and her husband, Mark, and Mona, from a previous marriage to Marita Juergensen; two grandsons, Collin and his wife, Jessica, and Sabastian; a great-grandson on the way; seven step-grandchildren; nieces, Cindy Markle and Stacey; and a brother-in-law and friend, Jerry Juergensen.
Graveside services and burial were held Monday at the Bethel Evergreen Cemetery.

Eleanor K. Scarvalone
Ret. Legal Secretary, 81

Eleanor K. Scarvalone, a retired legal secretary and lifetime resident of Monticello, died Sunday, October 30, 2005, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 81 years of age.
The daughter of the late Joseph D. and Alice Murran King, she was born on April 6, 1924. She married Albert Scarvalone on May 15, 1993.
She was a graduate of Monticello High School and a member of St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church in Monticello. She was formerly employed at the law firm of Cooke, Davis & McBride in Monticello.
She is survived by her husband, at home; a sister, Mary K. Vincitore of Vero Beach, Fla.; a brother, Richard F. King of Mt. Pleasant, S.C.; and 22 nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by three brothers, James, Joseph and Thomas King, and a sister, Helen K. Sutherland.
Friends may call on Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Ramsay’s Funeral Home, 55 St. John St., Monticello.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Peter’s Church in Monticello with the Rev. Robert Ginel officiating.
Burial will be made in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Cold Spring Road, Liberty.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter’s Building Fund, 10 Liberty St., Monticello, N.Y. 12701.

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