November 11, 2005
Sonia D. Dumas
Sonia Denise Fuzzy Dumas, a lifelong resident of Monticello, died Thursday, November 3, 2005. She was 42 years of age.
The daughter of the late Alvin and Lucille Etta Edwards Dumas Sr., she was born April 22, 1963 in Monticello.
She was a member of the Bethlehem Temple Church of Monticello.
Sonia is survived by her companion, David McCollum, at home; three sons, Quadean A. Morrison, Kashawn Quamel Munroe, and Demetrius Nelson Munroe, all of Monticello; four brothers, Harold Dumas and his wife, Barbara, of the Bronx, Warren Dumas, Al Dumas Jr. and his wife, Mary, all of Monticello, and Jamil Freeman of Marietta, Ga.; five sisters, Aldo Owen of Queens, Goldie Dumas of Las Vegas, Nev., Beverley Mungin and her husband, Roger, of Oxon Hill, Md., Deborah Edwards of Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Vanessa Dumas Davis and her husband, Philip, of Acworth, Ga.; 16 nieces, nine nephews; several grandnieces and grandnephews; several great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. She was predeceased by a brother, Alvin Dumas; two sisters, Elizabeth Parker and Louise Dumas; and a companion, Franklin Munroe.
Friends may call Friday from noon to 2 p.m. at the Bethlehem Temple Church, Fairground Road, Monticello. Funeral services will be held immediately following, with Rev. Mervin Armstead officiating.
Cremation will be at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Dumas Family, in care of Al Dumas, P.O. Box 451, Monticello, N.Y. 12701.
Jacob Goldberg, 83
Retd. Police Officer
Jacob Goldberg of Roscoe, a retired New York City police officer and a longtime area resident, died Sunday, November 6, 2005 at Catskill Regional Medical Center. He was 83 years of age.
The son of the late David and Celia Berkowitz Goldberg, he was born May 29, 1922 in Brooklyn. He was the widower of Lillian Roulston Goldberg.
He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army-Air Corps.
He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Alvin and Kathy Leibowitz of Washingtonville, and David and Barbara Goldberg of Pembroke Pines, Fla.; three daughters, Diane King of Monticello, Ruth Charnow of New Jersey, and Arlene Morin of North Carolina; 11 grandchildren, Lee and Erin Goldberg, Ashley and Corey King, Alexandra Charnow, Casey, Ariel and Blaze Leibowitz, Sandy Felder, Angelina Morin, and Shannon Stancu-Goldberg; and two great-granddaughters, Bryana and Liam Leibowitz. He was predeceased by two brothers, and two sisters.
Funeral services were held at the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home Inc., 388 Broadway, Monticello with Rabbi Marvin Goldman officiating.
Burial was made in the Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery in Liberty
Albert Picarello Jr., 54
Albert Biff F. Picarello Jr. of San Diego, Calif., formerly of Monticello, died Monday, October 31, 2005 at home. He was 54 years of age.
He was the son of Albert and Alice Verlini Picarello of Monticello.
He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Suzanne, at home; a daughter and son-in-law, Angela and Neil Volk of San Diego, Calif.; two grandchildren, Natalya and Reid Volk; a brother, John A. Picarello of Monticello; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
His remains were donated to the Multiple Sclerosis Society for Research.
Cremation will be made by the American Cremation Service of San Diego, Calif.
Funeral services will be held at a later date at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Forestburgh. His ashes will be scattered on Sunday, November 13 along Sunrise Highway in San Diego County, Calif.
Memorial contributions may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 205 E. 42nd St., New York, N.Y. 10017.
Joan A. Arnold, 60
Joan A. Arnold of Rock Hill, a legal secretary for Gerstman, Ledina & Kelson Law Office in Monticello and a longtime area resident, died Monday, November 2, 2005 at Albany Medical Center. She was 60 years of age.
The daughter of Clarence and Anna King Olsen, she was born December 8, 1944 in Brooklyn.
In a family statement it was said, Joan was a woman with much determination. She was ill most of her adult life, but always pushed herself to do the best she could. She did her best not to let things get her down. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Her ability to smile and joke in the most dire of circumstances was a quality endearing to all who surrounded her.
She is survived by her mother, Anna King Olsen of Binghamton; her husband of 38 years, Joseph W. Arnold, at home; two sons, Michael Arnold of Nantucket, Mass., and Timothy Arnold of Daytona Beach, Fla.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Denise and Scott Fuchs, and Theresa and Alfred Kirst, all of Plano, Tex.; one sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and Robert Bonsick of Liberty; seven grandchildren, Mandara, Devi, and Malakai Arnold of Providence, R.I., Daniel and Jessica Fuchs, Nicholas and Breanna DeFelice, and Justin Kirst, all of Plano, Tex.; two nephews, Daniel Bonsick of Binghamton, and David Bonsick of Liberty; and one aunt, Ruth.
Cremation will take place at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lupus Society, 149 Madison Ave., New York, N.Y. 10016.
Funeral arrangements were made by Ramsays Funeral Homes, Inc. of Monticello.
John J. Norton, 85
Ret. Doc. Specialist
ohn J. Norton of Newburgh, a retired documentation specialist for IBM of East Fishkill, died Saturday, November 5, 2005 at St. Lukes Cornwall Hospital in Newburgh. He was 85 years of age.
The son of the late John J. and Anna V. Wojciehowski Norton Sr., he was born March 25, 1920 in Kingston. He was the widower of Shirley E. Goodsell Norton.
He was a graduate of Kingston High School, Class of 1938, and Moran Business School in 1940. He was inducted into the U.S. Armed Forces January 7, 1942, serving four years and four months in the U.S. Army Air Corps, attaining the rank of Chief Warrant Officer. Upon discharge he was employed at Hobbs Army Air Field in New Mexico, and later at the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission at Los Alamos, N. Mex. He re-enlisted in the U.S. Air Force at Albuquerque, N. Mex. in March 1948, and completed 23 years of service, retiring as a Master Sergeant. He worked for IBM in East Fishkill for over 16 years, retiring as a Documentation Specialist in August 1982. Also serving in the U.S. Air Force Reserve, he retired as a Chief Warrant Officer in 1973.
He was a member of the Town of Newburgh American Legion Post #1420 and the Town of Newburgh Golden Age Club, and an avid sports fan.
He is survived by a daughter, Patricianne Lily Norton of Newburgh; a son, Roger C. Norton of Bloomingburg; four granddaughters, Holly C. Roe of Chester, Heidi E. Stromberg of Campbell Hall, Amy C. Norton of New York City, and Amanda M. Nowlin of Fort Knox, Ky.; two great-granddaughters, Abigail S. and Rebecca A. Roe, both of Chester; a brother, Vincent F. Norton of Ocala, Fla.; a sister, Florence T. Norton of Kingston; and a brother-in-law, Roger W. Goodsell, and his wife, Gloria, of Tyler, Tex.
He was predeceased by a brother, William J. Norton.
Friends may call on Saturday from 1-2 p.m. at Brooks-DiDonato Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., followed by military honors.
Memorial donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation of the Hudson Valley, 11 Marshall Rd., Suite 1H, Wappingers Falls, N.Y. 12590.
Tobenia Houseman, 37
Tobenia Rae Crandell Houseman of Hurleyville, a 35-year area resident, died Tuesday, November 8, 2005 at home. She was 37 years of age.
The daughter of the late Jesse Little and Glenda Joyce Walker, she was born December 15, 1967 in Washington, N.C. She was raised by the late Allie Mae Barber.
She was a member of the Little Grove Holiness Church in Woodridge, and served on the Usher Board.
She is survived by her mother, of Monticello; four daughters, Robenia Houseman, Tatiana Houseman, Joyce Houseman, and Leajahnae Ivory, all of Monticello; five sisters, Hazel R. Thomas, Pamela Jackson, and Monica Walker, all of Monticello, and Deborah Walker and Mona Walker, both of New York City; one granddaughter, Tamia Houseman; four uncles, Arlander Crandell, Gene Crandell, and Johnnie Crandell, all of Monticello, and Lonnie Crandell of Woodridge; three aunts, Hazel Williams, Shirley Crandell, and Barbara Valle, all of Monticello. She was predeceased by four aunts and three uncles.
Friends may call on Saturday from noon to 1 p.m. at the Little Grove Holiness Church, Highland Ave., Woodridge. Funeral services will follow with Bishop Thomas E. Ward officiating.
Burial will be made in the Hurleyville Cemetery in Hurleyville.
Funeral arrangements were made by Ramsays Funeral Homes, Inc. of Monticello.
Michael Linn Watts
Michael Linn Watts of Cuddebackville, a salesman for Caps Plus in Goshen and a 7-year area resident, died Monday, November 7, 2005 at Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis. He was 42 years of age.
The son of the late Linn Watts and Judith Woodruff Watts, he was born August 2, 1963 in Lewisburg, Pa.
He was a member of Moose Lodge #2036 in Mamakating.
In a family statement, it was said, He loved to shoot pool. He had many friends across the country due to his love of computers and the Internet. He was a humongous Penn State fan.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Freeman Watts, at home; his mother of Milton, Pa.; one son, Jeremy Watts, at home; two daughters, Miranda Villamar and her husband, Tobias, of Cuddebackville, and Jennifer Watts of Milton, Pa.; a sister, Michelle Watts, and a grandfather, Robert Woodruff, both of Milton, Pa.; a granddaughter, Elizabeth Villamar of Cuddebackville; and a niece, Nicole Watts.
Funeral services will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 949, 255 Greenwich Ave., Goshen, N.Y. 10924.
Funeral arrangements were made by Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc. of Port Jervis.
Ret. Nurse, 92
Agnes Clancy of Largo, Fla. and formerly of Godeffroy, died Sunday, November 6, 2005 in Seminole, Fla.
The daughter of the late Anthony and Agnes Budnick, she was born September 22, 1913 in Chester. She was the widow of Howard Clancy.
She was a retired nurse 1 from Middletown Psychiatric Center, and attended Holy Name of Jesus Church in Otisville.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Anthony and Leeann Garvilla of Bonita Springs, Fla.; a daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Jerome Crawford of Clearwater, Fla.; a sister, Lillian Budnick of Montgomery; four granddaughters, Karan Purcell and her husband, Michael, of Wurtsboro, Lori and Raymond Snelling of Missouri, Deidre and Dennis Dawson of Brookville, Fla., and Kim and William Cummings of Largo, Fla.; and a grandson, Lance and Kathleen Miller of Montgomery; and many great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by four brothers, Charles, Michael, Joseph, and John Budnick; and three sisters, Mary and Anna Budnick, and Susan Davis.
A Funeral Mass will be held at the familys convenience.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Moss-Feaster Funeral Home, Serenity Gardens Chapel in Florida.
Mary T. Eggler
Ret. Secretary, 85
Mary T. Eggler, a resident of Jeffersonville, died Wednesday, November 2, 2005, in Miami, Florida. She was 85 years of age.
The daughter of the late Francis and Frances Mitrak Bogan, she was born on September 19, 1920 in Philadelphia, Pa., and raised on Long Island. She was the widow of Casper W. Eggler.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Jeffersonville, and a Past Matron of the Revonah Lincoln Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.
She is survived by a daughter, Susan Eggler McLeod and her husband, Thomas, of Miami, Florida; a brother-in-law, Ralph Eggler of White Sulphur Springs; five nieces, Michele Bala of Massachusetts, Eileen Robertson of Briscoe, Dorothy Christianson of New Mexico, Joyce Teed of White Sulphur Springs, and Joann Madden of Jeffersonville; and two nephews; Jack Eggler of White Sulphur Springs, and Edwin Butch Chellis of Jeffersonville.
Friends may call Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church of Jeffersonville with Rev. Virginia Bossley officiating.
Burial will be in the Jeffersonville Presbyterian Cemetery in Jeffersonville. Following the interment, a social hour will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Jeffersonville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Western Sullivan Public Library, Jeffersonville Branch, P.O. Box 737, Jeffersonville, N.Y. 12748.
Dr. Cyril Ledoux Jr.
Ret. Dentist, 69
Dr. Cyril Joseph Ledoux Jr. of Riverview, Fla. and formerly of Ellenville, a retired dentist, died Sunday, November 6, 2005, at home. He was 69 years of age.
The son of the late Cyril Joseph and Anne Rose Mattes Ledoux, Sr., he was born June 14, 1936 in Lockport.
He served in the U.S. Air Force as a captain in Vietnam.
Moving to Ellenville in 1973, he was a communicant of the Church of St. Mary and St. Andrew in Ellenville, and St. Josephs Church, Wurtsboro.
He was also a life member of the Scoresby Hose, Hook, and Ladder Company of Ellenville, and a member of the Tri-State Dental Association.
In a family statement, it was said, He was loved and will be missed by everyone who knew him.
He is survived by his wife, Deborah Kocis Ledoux, at home; a son and daughter-in-law, Jean Pierre and Laurel Ledoux of Apollo Beach, Fla.; a sister and brother-in-law, Anne Marie and Gregory Erwin of Rochester; a brother and sister-in-law, Thomas and Germaine Ledoux of Chalfont, Pa.; a granddaughter, Cenna Ledoux; and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Josephs Church in Wurtsboro.
Burial will be made in St. Josephs Cemetery in Wurtsboro.
Memorial donations may be made to the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation, 4901 Main St., Suite 200, Kansas City, Mo. 64112-2634
Eleanor D. Pointer
Eleanor D. Sandee Pointer of Callicoon died Wednesday, November 9, 2005 at her home. She was 79 years of age.
The daughter of the late Karl and Eleanor Zoller Prater, she was born September 13, 1926 in Pittsburgh, Pa. She was the widow of Robert Pointer, who died March 11, 1996.
Sandee was the recipient of the 2004 Town of Delaware Senior of the Year Award, as well as a volunteer for over 20 years with the Sullivan County Senior Citizens Art Program International (SCAPI). She co-founded SCAPI with her late husband, Robert.
She was an active member of St. James Episcopal Church in Callicoon.
She is survived by a daughter, Valerie Simard, of Howell, N.J.; two sons, Richard R. Pointer, of Pleasant Valley, and William L. Willy Pointer of Callicoon; and four grandchildren, Jacqueline and Eric Simard, and Theresa and Richelle Pointer.
In a family statement, it was said: Sandee was a fountain of energy for us all. She will be greatly missed, always remembered.
Friends may call Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Callicoon.
Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Sunday, at 2 p.m. with Reverend Fred Howard officiating.
Cremation will be made at Twin Tiers Crematory, in Endicott.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of ones choice.