January 24, 2006
Lifelong Res., 60
Judy VanWagner, of Roscoe, a lifelong area resident, died on Saturday, January 21, 2006, at her home. She was 60.
The daughter of Daniel Foote and the late Louisa Sherwood Foote, she was born on July 16, 1945 in Liberty, N.Y.
Judy worked for the Sullivan County Community Action Commission to Help the Economy, Inc., better known as CACHE, for 13 years.
Survivors include her father, Daniel Foote of Bradenton, Fl., and her significant other of 17 years, Robert Moore, of Roscoe.
She was predeceased by her daughter, Michele Missy VanWagner, her husband, Harry C. VanWagner, and her mother, Louisa Foote.
A farewell gathering will be held at the graveside in the Riverview Cemetery, in Roscoe, on Friday, January 27, 2006 at 11 a.m.
Memorial contributions in her name may be made to the Glen Wild Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 714, Glen Wild, N.Y. 12738.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Harris Funeral Home, Railroad Ave., Roscoe, N.Y.
Longtime Resident, 45
Stuart Littman, of Kauneonga Lake, died Saturday, January 14, 2006 at home. He was 45.
The son of Julius and Lillian Sklar Littman, he was born on April 24, 1960 in Jersey City, New Jersey.
Stuart leaves behind his mother, Lillian at home; one brother, Richard Littman of Kauneonga Lake; one sister, Bonnie Littman of California; his life-long companion, Jayne Gottesman; a very close cousin, Donna Zeidel and her son Matt; and his aunts, uncles and cousins of the Bronx.
A private Memorial Service will take place at the convenience of the family.
The Littman family received friends on Saturday, January 21, 2006 and Sunday, January 22, 2006 at their home in Kauneonga, Lake.
Donations may be made in Stuarts name to a charity of one's choice.
Arrangements are under the direction of Colonial Memorial Funeral Home, for further information, go to www.colonialbryantfuneralhome. com or 434-7363.
Daniel Sutton Sr.
Resort Employee, 64
Daniel James Sutton Sr., a local bartender and longtime resident of the area, died Monday, January 16, 2006 at the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 64.
The son of the late Nathaniel James Sutton Sr. & Aretha Curry Sutton, he was born August 1, 1941 in Trenton, Fla.
Danny worked for many years at the Concord Resort Hotel, Villa Roma & Holiday Mountain Ski Area as a bartender and was a former member of the BPO Elk's Lodge #1544, Monticello. He also served in the United States Army from 1963-1965.
He is survived by his three sons: Eddie James Sutton of Monticello, Daniel James Sutton Jr. of Yorktown and David James Sutton of Monticello; two daughters: Mildred Sutton of Tampa, Fla. and Tonya Sutton of Omaha, Neb.; his former wife: Rose Marie DiGirolamo of Cuddebackville; two grandchildren; two brothers: John L. Sutton of Sebring, Fla. and Nathaniel J. Sutton Jr. of Monticello, Fla.; two sisters: Louise Blue of Geneva and Earline Tuff of Miami, Fla.; a half-sister: Dora Williams of Orlando, Fla.; several nieces & nephews.
Visitation was held on Friday, January 20 from 2 4 and 7 9 p.m. at the VanInwegen-Kenny, Inc. Funeral Home, 401 Broadway in Monticello.
His funeral service was held on Saturday, January 21 at 11 a.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church, 15 St. John Street in Monticello. Pastor Steven B. Tate officiated.
Burial with military honors was held in the Sullivan Co. Veterans Cemetery in Liberty.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Monticello Housing Authority Youth Program, 76 Evergreen Drive, Monticello, NY 12701.
Arrangements are under the direction of the VanInwegen-Kenny, Inc. Funeral Home of Monticello. For additional information please visit www.kennyfuneralhome.com.
Ret. Vegetable Farmer
Herman Reinshagen, a lifetime resident of Bethel, passed away on Wednesday, January 18, 2006 at the Catskill Regional Medical Center, Harris. He was 88 years of age.
The son of Karl and Grace Smith Reinshagen, he was born on May 18, 1917 in Bethel.
He was a retired vegetable farmer with Reinshagen Farms in Bethel. Herman was very active in his community. He was a member of the Community United Methodist Church of Bethel; a member and a Past Master for the Monticello Lodge #532 F&AM; a Grand Representative of the Lodge of Senegal; member of Liberty Elks Lodge #1545; was a former President and Committeeman for the Sullivan County Cooperative Extension; a member of the NYS Vegetable Growers Assn.; was an Agway Committeeman and member of the Agway Council; member of the Bethel Planning Board; a 34-year member of the Bethel Zoning Board and a member of the Jeffersonville Senior Citizens. He was an avid bowler and golfer and he also enjoyed a good game of cards.
Survivors include his loving wife of 62 years and 3 months, Minerva Wells Reinshagen at home; one son, Raymond Reinshagen of Jeffersonville; 2 daughters, Judith Gabriel and her husband Douglas of Boise City, Okla. and Debra Bennett and her husband Bruce of Sunderland, Mass.; a brother, Carl Reinshagen and his wife Patricia of Neversink; a sister, Marie Hiemel of Green Island, N.Y.; 7 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A daughter, Ruth Ann Decker, predeceased him.
Friends were able to call at Ramsay's Funeral Home, Kauneonga Lake on Saturday January 21 from 4 7 p.m. Masonic Services were be held at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Funeral services were held on Sunday January 22 at 1 p.m. at Ramsay's Funeral Home with the Rev. Kenneth Rodgers officiating.
Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550.
Funeral arrangements are by Ramsay's Funeral Homes Inc., Kauneonga Lake.
Ret. Truck Driver, 83
George Smith, of Liberty, a retired truck driver for Binder Oil Co. of Woodbourne, and lifelong area resident, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2006 at the Sullivan County Adult Care Center in Liberty. He was 83.
The son of the late Joseph and Emma L. Moore Smith, he was born Sept. 13, 1922 in Neversink.
George served our country in the US Army during WW II. He was a life-member of the Clarence Hoyt VFW Post #9217 in Liberty.
Survivors include three daughters, Georgeanna Davis and companion Anthony Cannone of Liberty, Patricia J. Maas and husband James A. of Grahamsville and Diana Crescimanno and husband Anthony of Royal Palm Beach, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife of 63 years, Leona I. Smith on Jan. 8, 2006.
Visitation was held on Sunday, January 22 from 2 4 and 7 9 p.m. in the Harris Funeral Home, West Street at Buckley, Liberty.
Funeral services were held on Monday, January 23 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home. The Rev. William Hagerty officiated.
Burial with military honors was in the Grahamsville Rural Cemetery, Grahamsville.
Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Clarence Hoyt VFW Post #9217, Route 52, Liberty, NY 12754.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Harris Funeral Home, Liberty.
Fmr. Music Director, 71
Camille Tuzzeo-Fedun died Thursday, December 29, 2005 at her home in Clearwater, Fla. She was 71.
The daughter of the late William and Catherine Tuzzeo, she was born January 29, 1934 in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Camille was a Music Director and Composer for St. Peter's Church in Monticello and several Catholic and Unity churches in Florida.
She was formally trained in music and voice at the Metropolitan Opera Studios in New York.
Survivors include Mr. and Mrs. Walter Fedun Jr., Mr. and Mrs. William Fedun and Mr. and Mrs. Waynne Fedun of Monticello; a sister, Kathleen Pfeiffer of Mineral, Va.; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Liberty, N.Y. at 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 21, 2006.
The family requests donations to The Hospice Foundation of the Florida Suncoast, 300 E. Bay Dr., Largo, FL 33770-9850, in lieu of flowers.
Robert E. Mullen,
Ret. Banker, 70
Robert E. Mullen, a lifetime Liberty resident and retired Vice President and Manager of Fleet Bank in Liberty, passed away at his home on Thursday, January 19, 2006 after a long illness. He was 70.
The son of the late Phillip and Margaret Fletcher Mullen Sr., he was born July 13, 1935 in Liberty.
Bob was a member of St. Peter's Church in Liberty; a member of Fr. Cronin Council #4768 Knights of Columbus; Liberty Elks Lodge #1545; Liberty Fire Dept. Ontario Hose Co. #3; and Sullivan County Golf & Country Club, where he was a 26-year member of the Monday Night Men's Golf League. He belonged to various other civic organizations. He was a former Court Attendant at the Sullivan County Courthouse. Bob was also a U.S. Army veteran, serving from 1957 to 1959.
A family statement reads, "'Banker Bob' was a lifetime Liberty resident known and loved by all who met him, especially his grandchildren."
He is survived by his longtime companion, Carol Cook at home; two sons, Brian Mullen and his wife, Madeleine, of Phoenix, Ariz. and Thomas Mullen of Sitka, Alaska; a stepson, Todd Cook and his wife, Lisa, of Liberty; one daughter, Tammy Orischak and her husband, John, of Reading, Pa.; a stepdaughter, Kelley Walerski and her husband, Daniel, of Detroit, Mich.; two brothers, Phillip Mullen and his wife, Betty, of Liberty and William Mullen of Liberty; four grandchildren: Emily Orischak and Michael, Andrew and Christopher Cook and several nieces and nephews.
A sister, Patricia Smith, predeceased him.
Friends were able to call at Ramsay's Funeral Home, 275 S. Main St., Liberty on Sunday, January 22, 2006 from 2 4 and 7 9 p.m. The Knights of Columbus held a service at the funeral home at 7:30 p.m., followed by Firematic Services at 8 p.m. Liberty Elks services were held at 8:30 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday January 23, 2006 at 11:45 a.m. at St. Peter's Church in Liberty. Monsignor Edward Straub officiated. Burial will be in St. Peter's Cemetery, Liberty.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Orange & Sullivan, 800 Stony Brook Ct. Newburgh, NY 12550.
Funeral arrangements are by Ramsay's Funeral Homes, Inc., Liberty, N.Y.
Kevin Maher Jr.
Longtime Res., 29
Kevin Michael Maher Jr. of Wurtsboro, a 1994 Graduate of Monticello High School and lifelong resident of the area, died Saturday, January 21, 2006 at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. He was 29 years old.
The son of Kevin M. Maher Sr. and Virginia S. Batelli Maher, he was born May 3, 1976 in Ridgewood, N.J.
He is survived by his parents, Kevin and Virginia "Ginger" Maher, of Wurtsboro; two sisters, Kelly Maher of Wayne, N.J. and Casey Maher, currently serving in the Peace Corps in Ecuador; maternal grandfather, Ralph Batelli and his wife, Nancy, of Ramsey, N.J.; paternal grandfather, Stephen P. Maher, Sr. of Midland Park, N.J.; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends, which are too many to mention by name.
He was predeceased by his maternal grandmother, Gloria Batelli and his paternal grandmother, Kathleen Maher.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 24 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the VanInwegen-Kenny, Inc. Funeral Home, 111 Sullivan Street in Wurtsboro.
His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, January 25 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul's Catholic Church, Route 17K in Bullville. Fr. Pat McGuigan, O.Carm will officiate. Burial will be held in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Wurtsboro.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, New York, NY 10021 or to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 6 Automation Lane, Albany, NY 12205.
Arrangements are under the direction of the VanInwegen-Kenny, Inc. Funeral Home of Wurtsboro. For additional information, please visit www.kennyfuneralhome.com.
Mary Frances Poplinski, a longtime area resident, died Thursday, January 19, 2006 at Orange Regional Medical Center Horton Campus. She was 88 years old.
The daughter of the late John and Mary Frances Koubis Poplinski, Mary was born May 18, 1917 in Portland, Conn.
A family statement reads, "'Mimi,' as she was known to her family and friends, had a great sense of humor and truly enjoyed life. Her hobbies included reading, watching movies and playing bingo. She had a great love for her family and animals."
She is survived by her sister, Sophie Quinn of New Jersey; three nieces, Jean Walls and her husband, Thomas, of Rock Hill, Annamae Foreman and her husband, Patrick, Rosemarie Quinn and family; and several great-nieces and nephews.
Family and friends were invited to call on Sunday, January 22, 2006 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, Inc., 130 Highland Avenue, Middletown.
A Funeral Service of Remembrance took place on Sunday, January 22 at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Father Cyril Owambo officiating.
Cremation will take place at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements under the direction of Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, Inc. www.applebee-mcphillips.com
Irene Gillette Paulus
Irene Gillette Paulus of Barryville, a homemaker and a lifetime resident of the area, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, January 20, 2006 at Bon Secours Community Hospital, Port Jervis. She was 71.
The daughter of the late Harry and Ona Liddle Gillette, she was born June 19, 1934 in Matamoras, Pa.
She was married for 48 years to Donald E. Paulus.
Irene was a member of the First Baptist Church, Port Jervis.
A family statement reads, "She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was very talented and creative. She cherished every moment God gave her to be with her grandchildren and they loved every moment with her. She will be greatly missed by all."
Survivors include her husband, Donald, at home; two daughters: Donna Kramer and her husband H. John of Hortonville, N.Y. and Holly Benton and her husband Rob of Dover, Pa.; three brothers: Bill Gillette and his wife June of Colorado Springs, Colo., Richard Gillette and his wife Charlotte of Warminster, Pa. and Paul Gillette and his wife Sandy of Silsbee, Texas; two sisters: Barbara Toussaint and her husband Pete of Matamoras, Pa. and Donna DeGroat of Matamoras, Pa.; four grandchildren: Emily Kramer, Gabriel Benton, Samuel Benton and G. Michael Benton; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Friends were invited to call on Sunday, January 22 from 2 to 4 and from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Gray-Rasmussen Funeral Home, Barryville.
Funeral services were held on Monday, January 23 at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, Port Jervis. The Rev. James Brosius officiated.
Cremation will take place at HG Smith Crematory, Stroudsburg, Pa.
Donations can be made to: First Baptist Church, Port Jervis, NY 12771.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Gray-Rasmussen Funeral Home, Barryville.
Thomas J. Bowring Sr.
Ret. Facilities Engineer
Thomas J. Bowring Sr., a retired facilities engineer of Pan Am World Airways and Rockrose Development, died Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2006 at Indian River Memorial Hospital in Vero Beach, Fla. He was 65.
The son of the late Charles C. Bowring and Mary Agnes Sims Bowring, he was born March 19, 1940 in Brooklyn.
He was a veteran of the US Marine Corps serving in Korea.
At Pan Am he worked on construction of the Passenger Terminal at JFK, the Engine Test Cell Facility and the Pan Am Building in Manhattan. He was highly respected in his field. He retired from Rockrose Development as a facilities engineer in Manhattan. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Survivors include his wife, Marilyn P. Kent Bowring of Eldred; two daughters, Kathleen Bowring of Holtsville, Colleen Kent of Vero Beach, Fla.; three sons, Thomas Bowring Jr. and wife Noriko of Highland Lake, Charles Bowring of Lakewood, Wash. and Bryen Bowring and wife Kerry of Mastic Beach, N.Y.; two granddaughters, Erika Bowring and Kristen Collier; his best friend Alex Schwendemann; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by his brother, Gary Bowring of Irving, Texas.
Friends were able to call at Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush Inc. Funeral Home, 117 Maple Ave., Monroe on Saturday, Jan. 21 from 7 9 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 22 from 2 4 and 7 9 p.m. Prayer services were held in the funeral home on Sunday, January 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Funeral Mass was held at 10 a.m on Monday, Jan. 23 at Sacred Heart Church, 26 Still Rd., Monroe. The Rev. Carl D. Johnson officiated.
Burial was in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Huntington.
Arrangements by Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush Inc. Funeral Home.
Marion K. Miller, 77
Ret. Business Owner
Marion K. Miller, a lifelong Sullivan County resident, died on Friday, January 20, 2006 at the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 77.
She was born on July 13, 1928 in Black Lake to the late George and Adeline Lisenberg Stewart.
Marion was the retired owner of AMI Mail Carriers in Forestburgh, N.Y. She was a member of St. Peter's Church in Monticello and a member of the Catholic Daughters. She was a former Fire Commissioner of the Forestburgh Fire Dept. and she was a longtime volunteer at Bon Secours Hospital in Port Jervis.
Marion was known for her fabulous Christmas display on Route 42 in Forestburgh.
Survivors include her three sons: Walter Miller and his wife, Patricia, of North Carolina, Edward Miller and his wife, Diane, of Forestburgh and Russel Miller and his wife, Susan, of Florida; one daughter, Geraldine Galligan and her husband, John, of Forestburgh; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Cremation will take place at Cedar Hill Crematory, Middle Hope, N.Y.
Memorial services will take place late in the spring.
Memorial contributions may be made to Sullivan County Adult Care Center, Family Care Council, Sunset Lake Rd., Liberty, NY 12754.
Funeral arrangements are by Ramsay's Funeral Homes, Inc., Monticello, N.Y.
David H. McGinnis
Lifelong Resident, 40
David Henry McGinnis of Middletown, a former insulator with Delfino, Inc. in Montgomery, and lifelong resident of the area, died Saturday, January 21, 2006 at Orange Regional Medical Center, Arden Hill Campus in Goshen, N.Y. He was 40.
The son of David McGinnis and Joan Mason McGinnis, he was born July 20, 1965 in Middletown, N.Y.
Survivors include his mother, Joan Mason McGinnis of Middletown; his father, David McGinnis of Ft. Lee, N.J. and his longtime companion, Francine Cuebas and his daughter, Selina McGinnis, both at home. He is also survived by his brothers and sisters: Lorraine Haymes and her husband, Arlen, of Poughkeepsie, Daniel McGinnis of Utah, Michael McGinnis and his wife, Cari, of Pine Bush, Cathy Corley and her husband, Robert, of Wurtsboro, Richard McGinnis and his companion, Lorriane Pfluger, James and Joseph Singleton of Middletown; and his maternal grandfather, Henry Mason; as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He was predeceased by his maternal grandmother, Ethel Mason and his paternal grandparents, Arthur and Catherine McGinnis.
Visitation hours will be held from 7 9 p.m. on Tuesday, January 24, 2006 at the Ralston-Lippincott-Hasbrouck-Ingrassia Funeral Home, Inc., 72 West Main Street in Middletown, N.Y.
Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the National Spinal Cord Injury Association.
Arrangements were made by the Ralston-Lippincott-Hasbrouck-Ingrassia Funeral Home, Inc.
Bryan C. Steinard
Restaurant Emp., 18
Bryan C. Steinard, a lifelong resident of Walden and employee at 88 Charles St. Restaurant in Montgomery, died Saturday, January 21, 2006 in an automobile accident in Walden, N.Y. He was 18.
Bryan was born June 26, 1987 in Newburgh, N.Y. He attended Valley Central Schools.
He is survived by his father, Gary Steinard Sr. of Mamakating; his mother, Matilda McKinstrie Garrison of Walden; stepfather, Ralph Garrison Sr. of Walden; grandparents: John and Audrey Steinard of St. Cloud, Fla.; Dianne McKinstrie of Walden; and Ralph McKinstrie of Florida; great-grandparents, Matilda Gocek of Monroe and Charlotte Decker of Hawley, Pa.; brothers: Gary Steinard Jr., Kyle Steinard, Russell Garrison, Justin Garrison and Ralph Garrison Jr.; sisters, Karen Garrison and Kayla Garrison; and aunts, uncles and cousins.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 24, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Gridley-Horan Funeral Home, Inc., 39 Orchard St., Walden, N.Y.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 25 at 11 a.m. at Walden Baptist Church, Bank St., Walden, with the Rev. James Houten officiating. Cremation will be at Cedar Hill Crematory in Newburgh.
Memorial contributions in Bryan's name may be made to the Walden Baptist Church.
Arrangements were made by the Gridley-Horan Funeral Home, Inc.
Vera M. Davis
Vera M. Davis, of Honesdale, Pa., died Wednesday, January 18, 2006 at the Ellen Memorial Health Care Center, in Honesdale, Pa., following a brief illness. She was 80.
Vera was born in Damascus, Pa., to the late Clifford T. and Daisy P. Wilcox Keesler. She was the devoted wife of Hugh C. Davis, and a devoted mother. Vera enjoyed the piano, gardening, fishing, and the outdoors. She was a member of the Pine Mill United Methodist Church.
She is survived by five children, Bill and his wife Kathleen Brown of Palestine, Tx., Janet and her husband Don MCCreary of Palestine, Tx., Nancy and her husband Michael Lampo of Naples, Fl., Joyce Brown of Cape Coral, Fl., and Pat and her husband Ernie Jones of Clayton; a sister, Lucy Olver, of Chester; a brother, Russell Keesler, of Damascus, Pa., fourteen grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Winifred Miller; a sister, Iva Miller and two brothers, Nelson Miller and Donnie Keesler.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2006 at the Pine Mill United Methodist Church, Equinunk, Pa., at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Alice Pedrone officiating. Memorial contributions can be made to the Pine Mill United Methodist Chuch Building Fun, Equinunk, Pa. 18417.
Arrangements are attende by the Arthur A. Bryant Funeral Home, 1228 Main Street, Honesdale, Pa.
Ret. Veteran, 89
Nelson S. Beck, a retired carpenter and longtime area resident, died Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2006 at Benedictine Hospital. He was 89.
The son of the late Charles N. and Emma J. Shorter Beck, he was born March 9, 1916 in Newburgh.
He was a World War II Army veteran.
He was a member of the Leptondale Bible Church and past chief of the Cronomer Valley Fire Department.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth Stillwaggon Beck at home; sons, Paul Beck of Grahamsville, Keith Beck of Hendersonville, N.C. and Kenneth Beck of Newark Valley, N.Y.; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a granddaughter, Tara Lynn Beck.
Visitation was held on Sunday, January 22 from 3 6 p.m. at White & Venuto Funeral Home, 188 N. Plank Rd. (Rt. 32), Town of Newburgh.
Funeral Services were held on Monday, January 23 at 10 a.m. at Leptondale Bible Church, 1771 Rt 300, Town of Newburgh. The Rev. Bruce Baker officiated.
Interment was in Orange County VA Cemetery, Goshen.
Arrangements by White & Venuto Funeral Home.