November 22, 2005
For Florence E. Girard
A memorial service and burial of the cremains of Florence E. Girard, formerly of Youngsville, who died September 17, 2005, will be held at the Callicoon Center Cemetery at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, November 25.
Arrangements were made by the Harris Funeral Home.
Marilyn A. Calangelo
Ret. Billing Clerk, 69
Marilyn A. Pinky Calangelo of Livingston Manor, a retired billing clerk, died Tuesday, November 15, 2005, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 69 years of age.
She was the daughter of the late Douglas and Mary VanSteenburgh of Turnwood.
In a family statement, it was said, Our mother touched a lot of hearts. She was Aunt Pinky or Pinky the Cake Lady to a great many people. She was a kind, gentle person with an easy smile, quick sense of humor and a shoulder to lean on.
She supported her children and grandchildren in all of their endeavors. As her children, we are truly blessed. We love you mom and will miss you dearly.
She is survived by four daughters and three sons-in-law, Margaret and Harold Roberts of Livingston Manor, Martha and John Kluge of Greenwood, La., Kathy and Terry Simmons of Livingston Manor, and Ann Marie Dennis and her companion, Scott Conley, of Roscoe; two sons, Peter Calangelo and his wife, Janet, of Narrowsburg, and Anthony Calangelo and his companion, Linda Dano of Syracuse; six grandchildren, Erin Marie Roberts and Jessie Simmons of Livingston Manor, Claire King and Kristin McAloney of Greenwood, La., Brendon and Adrianna Calangelo of Narrowsburg, and another grandchild who is expected in April; and two great-grandchildren, Rachel and Christopher of Greenwood, La., and another great-grandchild who is expected in July.
A memorial service was held Saturday at the Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home in Livingston Manor.
Burial of the cremains was made in the Lew Beach Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Livingston Manor Ambulance Corps, P.O. Box 1, Livingston Manor, NY 12758.
Pearl Gray, 78
Co-Owner Grays Center
Pearl Gray of Woodridge and Delray Beach, Fla., died at her home on Friday, November 18, 2005. She was 78 years of age.
The daughter of the late Fannie Sattell and Harry Levitz, she was born in Monticello.
Mrs. Gray worked with her husband in the co-ownership and operation of Grays Center in Mountaindale and later at Robi-Lane Cottages in Woodbourne.
She was an active member of the Town of Fallsburg Kiwanis.
Mrs. Gray is survived by her husband of 57 years, Alex Gray; three daughters, Lanie Smith of Sunrise, Fla., Robin Kister and her husband, George, of Middletown, and Lisa Gray of McLean, Va.; seven grandchildren, Jason Greenberg and Jennifer Podolak, Evan and Emily Kister and Griffin, Abby and Tessa Smalley; two great-grandchildren, Gage and Ty Podolak; and a sister, Gertie Becker of Tupelo, Miss. She was predeceased by a brother, Larry Levitz.
Funeral services were held Monday at the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home, in Monticello with Rabbi Irving Goodman officiating.
Burial was made in the Workmen Circle #281 Cemetery in Glen Wild.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, Inc., 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550.
Ret. Unit Secy., 83
Rosemary Skippy Scipione of Rochester, a former resident of Liberty and a retired unit secretary for Community General Hospital in Harris, died Saturday, November 12, 2005. She was 83 years of age.
The daughter of the late Hans C. and Rose Frances Jensen, she was born May 17, 1922, in Brooklyn. She was the widow of Crescenzo Chris Scipione who died in June1984.
Mrs. Scipione also worked for the Liberty Central School District.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Maria Scipione and Ron Linville; a grandson, Crescenzo Scipione of Rochester; a sister, Beatrice M. Meachum of Liberty; a sister-in-law, Desdemona Colarullo; six nieces, Kathleen Meachum, Maureen Barber, Nancy Meachum, Linda Brewer, Lillian Picano and Sonja Gherman; and five nephews, James Colarullo, Peter Meachum, Dominic Scipione, Robert Scipione and Donald Scipione.
Her body was an anatomical gift to the University of Rochester Medical School.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Private interment will eventually be made at St. Peters Cemetery in Liberty.
Memorial contributions may be made to Metro Justice, 167 Flanders St., Rochester, N.Y. 14619 or Visiting Nurse Hospice of Rochester, 2180 Empire Blvd., Webster, NY 14580.
Barbara Panna, 53
Barbara Bobbi Panna of Greentown, Pa., a former resident of Callicoon, died Monday, November 7, 2005, in Scranton, Pa.
She was born January 7, 1952, in Buffalo, the daughter of Roy and Sonny Panna.
In a family statement, it was said, Bobbi used her psychic ability to help many people. She had a large following at the NY Renaissance Faire. Most people were not aware that she suffered physically much of the time. She rose above her pain to live life to its fullest. She would always put herself last, placing her daughters as well as her beloved cats and dog, Angels, needs before her own. Her spirited strength will be sorely missed and remembered.
She is survived by a daughter and best friend, Janine, as well as many friends and nieces and nephews in the Buffalo area.
A service of remembrance will take place at St. James Episcopal Church in Callicoon on Saturday.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Lupus Foundation, One College Green, LaPlume, Pa. 18440.
Sylvia Dombeck, 87
Sylvia Dombeck of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., a former longtime resident of White Lake, died Saturday, November 19, 2005, at the Fort Lauderdale Health and Rehabilitation Center, She was 87 years of age.
The daughter of the late Jerome and Henrietta Katz Weiner, she was born July 10, 1918, in New York City. She was the widow of Dr. Sol Dombeck who died in 1987.
She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Joanne Dombeck of Davie, Fla., and Dr. David and Carolyn Dombeck of Hillside, NJ; two daughters, Marian Dombeck of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Annie Dombeck of Panama City, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services and burial was held Monday at the Temple Beth-El Cemetery in Bethel. Funeral arrangements were made by the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello.
Charles A. Staten
Law Enforcer, 75
Charles A. Staten, a four-year resident of Monticello, died Sunday, November 13, 2005, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 75 years of age.
The son of the late Ernest Simmons and Emma Staten, he was born September 21, 1930, in New York City.
A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, he worked in law enforcement, serving with the Federal Bureau of Investigation at Quantico, Va., and then with the New York State Division of Parole in New York City.
Mr. Staten formerly lived in North Carolina where he was an advocate for the youth and elderly at Community Recreation Centers.
He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Claude A. and Sherrill Staten of Monticello; two daughters, Yolanda Staten of Monticello and Chanee Staten of Brooklyn; a brother and sister-in-law, James and Cora Staten of Queens; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Edward Lee Simmons, and a sister, Eula Mae Hamilton.
Services were held Monday at Ramsays Funeral Home in Monticello with the Rev. Roy Shaffer officiating. Burial was made with military honors at the Rock Ridge Cemetery in Monticello.
Carol J. Salovin
Registered Nurse, 51
Carol Jean Salovin of Monticello, a lifelong area resident and an RN at the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris, died Thursday, November 17, 2005, at her home. She was 51 years of age.
The daughter of the late Virgil and Catherine Brown Robinson, she was born June 23, 1954, in Ellenville.
She was a member of the New York State Nurses Association in Albany.
In a family statement, it was said, Carol was a selfless and caring person who loved and lived life to the fullest each and every day. She was a regular at the Ja Jed Ceramics, where she enjoyed being creative. There will be a great void in all the lives of her family and many friends that had the privilege to know her.
Mrs. Salovin is survived by her husband, Martin Marty Salovin, at home; two sons, Michael Brent De Campos of Woodbourne and Robert Dominick De Campos at home; a brother and sister-in-law, James and Kim Robinson of Ellenville; two sisters, Cinda Robinson of Ellenville and Sandra Artus and her husband, Richard, of White Lake; two grandchildren, Ashley Sarah De Campos and Trevor Brent De Campos; and several nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.
Funeral services were held Monday at the White Lake Reformed Presbyterian Church (Covenanter) in White Lake. Interment was made in the Workmans Circle Cemetery in Glen Wild.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550.
Funeral arrangements were made by Ramsays Funeral Home in Kauneonga Lake.
John C. Ward
Electricians Asst., 21
John Christopher Ward of White Sulphur Springs, an electricians assistant, died as the result of a motor vehicle accident in Castle Rock, Colo., on Saturday, November 12, 2005. He was 21 years of age.
The son of Raymond W. and Linda K. Walker Ward, he was born August 6, 1984, in Denver, Colo.
John lived in Colorado only a few months before he moved to New York State, where he loved working in his Grandmas General Store and playing on the farm with cows, cats, dogs, sheep and his sisters.
When he was eight years old, he moved to Phoenix, Ariz., where he started learning to skateboard and BMX race. In the fifth grade, he moved to Kingman, Ariz., where he continued BMX racing in competition.
While in high school, Mr. Ward competed in weight lifting and won several trophies including a World Record for Bench Press. After graduation from Kingman High School, he moved back to Colorado for better job opportunities.
After a couple of years in Colorado, he became adventurous and moved to White Sulphur Springs with his sister and her fiancé, where he was working as an electricians assistant.
He was really enjoying the outdoors and rural town atmosphere.
In a family statement, it was said, He will always be in our hearts.
Mr. Ward is survived by his parents of Castle Rock, Colo; his grandparents, John and Esther Walker of Castle Rock, Colo., and Christa Ward of Callans, Va.; two sisters, Stacie Young and her fiancé, Brian Wolcott, of White Sulphur Springs, and Melissa and her husband, Mike Stubbs, of Castle Rock, Colo; and many family members and friends who love him very much.
He was predeceased by his grandfather, Art Bedell, and a cousin, Jason Kenley.
Funeral services were held Thursday at the Church of Christ in Castle Rock, Colo.
Stephanie L. Costa
Activities Director, 27
Stephanie L. Costa of Woodbourne, an activities director, died Sunday, November 20, 2005, at her home. She was 27 years of age.
The daughter of John and Eileen Fuller Costa, she was born November 8, 1978, in Harris.
A graduate of Tri-Valley High School, she received her Masters of Music at East Carolina University. She was a piano prodigy and had a great love for music.
Miss Costa was a member of the American Music Therapy Association and the Grahamsville Dutch Reform Church where she was also the choir director.
She is survived by her parents and a sister, Allison, all at home; her paternal grandmother, Helen Costa of Middletown; her maternal grandfather, Eugene Fuller and his wife, Frances, of Grahamsville; aunts and uncles, including Lawrence Costa, Joseph Costa and his wife, Deborah, Victoria Costa, Kathleen Donelli and her husband, John, Steve Fuller and his wife, Cindy, Glen Fuller and his wife, Wendy; and many cousins.
Friends may call at the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home, 396 State Route 52, Woodbourne, on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the Grahamsville Dutch Reform Church with the Rev. Paul Ruter officiating,
Interment will be made in the Grahamsville Rural Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan County, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550.
Jean A. Jones
Jean A. Jones of Neversink, a 70-year area resident and a receptionist for Dr. Carlyle Wright, DDS, in Liberty, died Saturday, November 19, 2005, at the Seelig Division of The Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 86 years of age.
The daughter of the late William and Elizabeth Tiffany Spettigue, she was born January 21, 1919, in Jermyn, Pa.
She was the widow of John W. Jones.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, William J. and Tammy Jones of Neversink; a daughter and son-in-law, Beverly and Andrew Kavleski of Ferndale; three grandchildren, Andrea Kavleski, Jennifer Siegler and Colleen Jones; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Ramsays Funeral Home, 275 South Main St., Liberty, on Tuesday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Burial will be made in the Liberty Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Neversink Goodwill Committee, c/o Neversink Fire Department, Route 55, Neversink, NY 12765.