December 6, 2005
Aileen M. Poje
Retd. Floorlady, 89
Aileen M. Poje of Glen Spey, a retired floorlady for Andmore Sportswear in Port Jervis and a lifelong area resident, died Wednesday, November 30, 2005 at her home. She was 89 years of age.
The daughter of the late Frank and Mary VanGorder Markle, she was born July 30, 1916 in Pond Eddy.
She was a member of the Sacred Heart R.C. Church of Pond Eddy, the Altar and Rosary Society, and the Lumberland Seniors.
She is survived by her husband, Frank, at home; a sister, Veronica Adams of Seneca Falls; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Raymond Markle.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Saturday at the Sacred Heart R.C. Church in Pond Eddy with Fr. Anthony Moore officiating.
Burial was made in St. Anthonys Cemetery in Eldred.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc. of Port Jervis.
Elaine De Camp, 77
Retd. of Rhulen Agy.
Elaine De Camp of Naples, Fla. and formerly of White Lake, died Sunday, November 27, 2005 in Naples, Fla. She was 77 years of age.
The daughter of the late David and Janet Anderson, she was born March 31, 1928. She was the widow of Frank De Camp.
She was retired from the Rhulen Agency and the Church Insurance Company.
She is survived by a sister, Marion Anderson of Woodhaven; a daughter, Marsha Gerow of Fort Myers, Fla.; two sons, Wayne De Camp of Glenpool, Ok., and Dennis De Camp of Claremore, Ok.; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Cremation was made in the state of Florida.
Burial of the cremains will be made in the spring of 2006 in the Evergreen Cemetery in Bethel.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.
Local arrangements were made by Ramsays Funeral Homes, Inc.
Della Mae Folsom-Sheppard of Liberty died Friday, December 2, 2005 at the Seelig Division of Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 46 years of age.
The tenth child of 11 born to the late Elmer and Amanda Boles Folsom, she was born October 14, 1959 in New Albany, Miss. She was the widow of Paul Blackie Sheppard.
She displayed her artistic talents in her writings and drawings.
In a family statement, it was said, She was a passionate and humble person who was loved by all who ever met and knew her.
She is survived by three brothers, Willie Folsom and his wife Auntniece of Holly Springs, Miss., John Folsom of Ithaca, and Dwight Folsom and his wife, Charlene, of Philadelphia, Pa.; six sisters, Louise Fingers, Lucille Herbert and her husband, Edward, all of Liberty, Edith Sheppard and her husband, Bert, of Hollywood, Fla., Claudette Folsom of Monticello, Christine Williams and her husband, Sam, of Hornell, and Brenda Folsom of Binghamton; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends. She was predeceased by a brother, Samuel Folsom.
Friends may call Tuesday from noon to 2 p.m. at the Friendship Baptist Church in Ferndale.
Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. with the clergy of the Friendship Baptist Church officiating.
Burial will be made beside her husband, Paul, in the Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery, Sunset Lake Road, Liberty.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Critical Care Unit, Catskill Regional Medical Center, P.O. Box 800, Harris, N.Y. 12742.
Funeral arrangements were made by Ramsays Funeral Homes, Inc. of Liberty.
Douglas Hulsey, 57
Welder for Steel Style
Douglas Hulsey of Wurtsboro, a welder for Steel Style in Newburgh and a lifelong area resident, died Saturday, December 3, 2005 at the Orange Regional Medical Center, Horton campus, in Middletown. He was 57 years of age.
The son of the late Douglas L. Hulsey and Marion Jefferson Hulsey, he was born August 7, 1948 in Newburgh.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Vietnam War.
He is survived by his mother of Gainesville, Ga.; two sons, Douglas Hulsey of Orange County, and Travis Hulsey of Ga.; three daughters, Heather Hulsey and Amanda Hulsey of Newburgh, and Jaime Hulsey of Walden; a brother, Curt Hulsey of Ga.; two sisters, Sharon Tschumi of Wurtsboro, and Mary Catty of Holzheid of Wallkill; several grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were private.
Cremation was made in the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 407 East Main St., 2nd floor, Middletown, N.Y. 10940.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Gridley-Horan Funeral Home, Inc. of Walden.
Gertrude Teitelbaum, 78
Gertrude Teitelbaum of Rock Hill, formerly of Long Island, died Thursday, December 1, 2005 at her home, with her family beside her. She was 78 years of age.
The daughter of the late Sarah and Morris Chakofsky, she was born March 25, 1927 in Brooklyn. She was the widow of Bernard Teitelbaum.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Hal and Jennifer Teitelbaum of Bethel; a brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Harriet Chakovsky of Florida; three grandsons, Adam Harris, Seth Harris, and Joshua Teitelbaum; and several nieces. She was predeceased by a daughter, Irene Harris.
Known as Gishie to her friends and family, she was active in her husbands accounting business for many years. She was past president of the Sisterhood and Hadassah at Congregation Beth David in Lynbrook. She grew up in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, but spent most summers in Sullivan County, where her parents established the first bagel bakery in Monticello, and where she met her husband.
In a family statement, it was said, In recent years, she was possibly best known as an advocate and cheerleader for the medical practice started by her son, Crystal Run Healthcare. She was extremely proud of the accomplishments of her family.
Funeral services were Sunday at the Boulevard-Riverside Chapels in Hewlett.
The family will sit Shiva through Tuesday evening at the Teitelbaum residence in Bethel.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange & Sullivan, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550 or to Temple Sinai, 75 Highland Ave., Middletown, NY 10940.
John L. Cieslewitz Jr.
Retd. Dairy Farmer, 89
John L. Cieslewitz Jr. of Bullville, a retired dairy farmer and lifelong resident of Bullville, died Thursday, December 1, 2005 at the Orange Regional Medical Center, Horton campus in Middletown. He was 89 years of age.
The son of Polish immigrants, the late John and Julia Symczak Cieslewicz Sr., he was born June 22, 1916 in Bullville.
His parents established a small dairy farm on King Road outside of Bullville in 1915, and here he grew up, farming with his family.
In a family statement, it was said, John loved his farm, the land and his animals. He was an outdoorsman and especially enjoyed the times he spent at his hunting camp in Forestburgh.
He was a member of the White Oak Hunting Club in Forestburgh.
He is survived by his wife, Doris, at home; two daughters, Betty Sutton and her partner Bob Benjamin of Hedgesville, W. Va., and Mary Ristau of Pine Bush; a son, John, of Bullville; three brothers, Theodore Ted of Wantagh, L.I., Joseph and his wife, Stacia, of Binghamton, and Steve and his wife, May, of Walden; three sisters, Lucy Bastek of Middletown, Anna Dibble of Cadosia, and Sophia Schoonmaker of Westtown; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a stepmother, Kunegunda Olewski Cieslewicz, an infant brother, Stanley, and an infant sister, Mary; his sister-in-law, Mary Cieslewicz, and three brothers-in-law, John Bastek, George Schoonmaker, and Willard Dibble.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Monday at St. Pauls R.C. Church in Bullville.
Burial was made in St. Joseph Cemetery in Middletown.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Pauls R.C. Church or to the Circleville Fire Company.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Morse Funeral Home Inc. of Middletown.
Ruth Lisefski Taylor
Fine Artist, 85
Ruth Marie Lisefski Taylor of South Fallsburg died suddenly Friday, December 2, 2005 in South Fallsburg. She was 85 years of age.
The daughter of the late John and Maria Miller, she was born March 29, 1920 in West New York, N.J. She was the widow of Ray Lisefski and the widow of David Taylor.
In a family statement, it was said, She was a fine artist, and enjoyed painting especially with oils and watercolors. She was a very active woman; no one could keep up with her.
In lieu of flowers, take an elderly family member or friend out for dinner and have a drink for Ruth. She will be toasting your health and happiness because thats what Ruth was.
She is survived by two sons, Edward Carenza and his wife, Monica, of Florida, Dennis Carenza and his wife, Ann, of Lodi, N.J., and Thomas Lisefski and his wife, Joann, of South Fallsburg; nine grandchildren, Linnea, Steven, Brian, Kimberly, Rick, Maria, and Barry Carenza, and Rory and Paige Lisefski; great-grandchildren Brittany, Timothy, Jamie, Keria, Marisa, Shane, Christine, and Diane (she was more than their Nana but a close friend); and a brother, Leroy Miller of Las Vegas, Nev.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Crest Haven Cemetery in Clifton, M.J.
Funeral arrangements were made under the direction of the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home of Woodbourne.
Helen Fox of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., formerly of Woodridge, died Friday, December 2, 2005 in Ponte Vedra Beach. She was 87 years of age.
The daughter of the late Harry and Dora Silverstein Friedman, she was born July 25, 1918 in Brooklyn. She was the widow of Dr. Morton Fox.
She moved to Woodridge in 1946 where she raised her children and helped her husband in his dental office. She was a former member of the Fallsburg PTA, a life-member of Hadassah, and a member of Congregation Ohave Sholom Synagogue in Woodridge.
She is survived by a son, Sheldon Fox and his wife, Susan, of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. and her daughter, Honora Wohl and her husband, Sam, of Monticello; five grandchildren, Susan Luongo and her husband, Stephen, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Robin Weiss and her husband, Fritz Ellers, of Las Vegas, Nev., Danielle Fox of Spring Glen; Heidi Fox and her husband, Joseph, and Dennis Fox and his wife, Missy, all of Kerhonkson; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by two sons, Gerald Fox and Barry Fox, and a great-grandson, Freddie Ellers.
Funeral services were held Monday at the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home, Inc. in Monticello with Rabbi Irving Goodman officiating.
Burial was made in the Congregation Ohave Sholom Cemetery on Marsh Road, Glen Wild.
Shiva is being observed through Wednesday at the home of Honora and Sam Wohl in Monticello.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange & Sullivan, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550.
Janice D. Finder, 50
Medical Ctr. Employee
Janice Deborah Finder of Phoenix, Ariz. died Wednesday, November 9, 2005 in San Diego, California. She was 50 years of age.
The daughter of Sarah Sue Finder and the late Charles Finder, she was born July 22, 1955 in Monticello.
She is survived by two brothers, Gary and his children, Charles and Tara, and Brian and his daughter, Meghan; two nieces, Laurie Cos and her family, and Doreen Ferris and her family; two aunts, Mimi, and Sandra Mandelbaum and her husband, Bob, and family; lifelong friends, Debbie, Melinda, and Sondra, who have always been like family, and the many friends and co-workers from the Banner Desert Medical Center where she worked for over 20 years.
Memorial contributions may be made to the attention of Barbara Mignano, Bannister Family House, 200 West Arbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92103 or to The American Lung Association, 61 Broadway, New York, NY 10006.
Stephen M. De Vito
Truck Driver, 76
Stephen M. De Vito of Hurleyville, a truck driver for Hemingway Transport in Jersey City, N.J., died Sunday, December 4, 2005 at the Seelig Division of Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 76 years of age.
The son of the late Dominic and Maria Lo Muscio De Vito, he was born March 29, 1929 in Queens.
A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served in Korea.
He is survived by two sons, Timothy De Vito of Cape Cod, Mass., and Stephen De Vito of Hurleyville; a daughter, Stephanie Minot of Cape Cod, Mass.; and five grandchildren in Cape Cod, Mass.
Cremation will be made at Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope at the convenience of the family.
Burial of the cremains will be made on March 29, 2006 at the Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery, Sunset Lake Road, Liberty.
Arrangements were made by Leone Funeral Home, Inc. of Brooklyn and Ramsays Funeral Homes, Inc. of Liberty.