February 3, 2006
Irving Feinberg, 88
Irving Feinberg of Monticello died Monday, January 30, 2006 at the Isabella Geriatric Center, in New York City. He was 88 years of age.
The son of Jacob and Rose Feinberg Feinberg, he was born May 22, 1917 in Rock Hill. He was the widower of Sylvia Feinberg.
He was raised in High Falls, and following the death of his wife in 1965, he moved to Monticello. A successful businessman, he first owned a grocery store and then an appliance store, both in High Falls. He then owned a cabinet shop in Middletown, and later a real estate and mortgage brokerage in Monticello. He was a former member of Congregation Ahavath Israel in High Falls, and a member of Temple Shalom, Monticello.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; a daughter and son-in-law, Judith and Stephen Goodman of White Plains; two sons and a daughter-in-law, David Louis Firestone Feinberg and his wife Susan Becker Feinberg of Manhattan, and Joel Mark Feinberg of Monticello; a son-in-law, Mitchell Livingston of Mahwah, N.J.; a sister and brother-in-law, Lena and Dr. Benjamin Lipton of Poughkeepsie; seven grandchildren, Joshua and Rachel Goodman, Gabriel and Zachary, Tanya and Adam Feinberg, and Joseph Seth Livingston; two nephews, Stephen and his wife, Lynn, and Leonard Lipton; a grandniece, Jody Lipton; a grandnephew, Robert Lipton; and his stepchildren, Lisa Hariton and her husband, Victor, Lloyd Wagner and his wife, Fern; and three step-grandchildren, Henry Bear Hariton, and Danielle and Jonathan Wagner. He was predeceased by a daughter, Rae Ellen Livingston, and two sisters, Bessie and Sarah Feinberg.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Simpson-Gaus Funeral Home in Kingston with Rabbi Tamar Crystal officiating.
Burial was made in Montrepose Cemetery in Kingston.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of ones choice.
Alberta H. Reynolds
Fmr. Raceway Empl., 72
Alberta H. Reynolds of Monticello, a former employee of Monticello Raceway, a foster care provider, and a longtime area resident, died Sunday, January 29, 2006 at home with her family. She was 72.
The daughter of the late Ethel Dantzler and James Hilliard Sr., she was born May 20, 1933 in Orangeburg, S.C.
She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Felix Reynolds, at home; two daughters, Georgianna H. Thomas of Monticello, and Rosetta H. Dyes and her husband, Richmond, of Rochester; two brothers, James Hilliard and Leroy Dantzler; four sisters, Geneva Dingle, Ida Mae Dantzler, Willie Mae Dantzler, and Dorothy Lambert; two stepsons, Ronnie and Ricki Reynolds, both of Norristown, Pa.; four grandchildren, Brenton, Katori, Myya and Broderick; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Alberta Elizabeth Hilliard, and three brothers, Isaac, Herbert Lee and Milton.
Funeral services were held Thursday at the First Baptist Church, Liberty Street, Monticello, with Rev. James Matthews officiating.
Burial will be made at a later date in the family plot in Hillcrest Cemetery, Charleston, S.C.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church, Liberty Street, Monticello, NY 12701.
Arrangements are under the direction of the VanInwegen-Kenny, Inc. Funeral Home of Monticello.
Ronald H. Eldred, 71
Ret. from Dev. Center
Ronald H. Eldred of Rome, a former resident of Callicoon, died Saturday, January 14, 2006 at Rome Memorial Hospital. He was 71.
The son of Benjamin F. and Edna Metzger Eldred, he was born February 19, 1934 in Callicoon.
He was a graduate of Delaware Valley Central School, and was employed at the former Rome Developmental Center, retiring in 1989. He also worked for 10 years at Midstate Raceway. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving from 1954 to 1956, and was a member of Smith Post #24 of the American Legion.
In a family statement, it was said, An avid sports fan, Ron enjoyed baseball, golf and bowling in his younger years. Later, he was fond of travel and gardening, taking much pride in his vegetable gardens. Ron was a kind and generous man whose grandchildren were his pride and joy.
He is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Laurie Eldred, and Paula and Frank Vetrone Jr., all of Rome; a son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Susan Eldred of Longmount, Colo.; a sister, Doris Korth of Youngsville; a brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Betty Jane Eldred of Rome; eight grandchildren, Jennifer Synakowski, Samantha Vetrone, Alexandra Eldred, Edward Synakowski, Cole Vetrone, Justin, Wyatt and Ethan Eldred; and several cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 95 Schwenk Ave., Kingston, NY 12401.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Barry Funeral Home of Rome.
George Soutar Jr.
Maint. Repairman, 67
George Soutar Jr. of Bloomingburg, a maintenance repair employee for the Triboro Bridge and Tunnel Authority of Queens, died Tuesday, January 31, 2006 at his home. He was 67.
The son of the late George Soutar Sr. and Mildred Stubbs Soutar, he was born April 1, 1939 in Brooklyn.
He is survived by his wife, Mae Deweever Duurloo, at home; two stepchildren, Patrick Duurloo of Salisbury Mills, and Paul Duurloo of Goshen; three daughters, Janeane Bolzan of Bloomingburg, Theresa Sullivan of Shreveport, La., and Marjorie Lipsey of Port Jervis; two special grandsons, John Gorcyca of Shreveport, La., and Brian Bolzan of Bloomingburg; 14 grandchildren, Zach Bolzan, Kara, Aileen, Sean Duurloo, Rachel Duurloo, Janeane Gorcyca, Trina, Tara, Patrick, Michael Sullivan, Joseph, Brittany, Justin, Brianna Wunders; and several cousins, including Marilyn Krekeler of Howells.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties, Inc., 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550.
Arrangements were made by Quigley Funeral & Cremation Service of Rock Tavern.
Kenneth A. Gilger
Fmr. Tax Preparer, 42
Kenneth A. Gilger of Wurtsboro, a former tax preparer for Fleet Bank in Kingston and a longtime resident of the area, died Friday, January 27, 2006 at his home. He was 42.
The son of Dorothy E. Bower and the late Arthur Gilger, he was born September 12, 1963 in Monticello.
He was a member of the Wurtsboro Fire Department, and a past member of the Mamakating Conservation Club.
In a family statement, it was said, He will be remembered most for his ability and willingness to lend a hand to anyone.
He is survived by his mother, Dorothy Gilger, at home; a brother, Thomas Gilger, at home; and an aunt, Catherine Yasa Cybulsky. He was predeceased by an aunt, Margaret Lake.
Arrangements are under the direction of the VanInwegen-Kenny, Inc. Funeral Home of Wurtsboro.
Clyde F. Bonner, 83
Clyde Franklin Bonner of Fairhope, Alabama, died Tuesday, January 24, 2006. He was 83.
Mr. Bonner was born November 4, 1922.
He is survived by two daughters, Linda Smith and her husband, Jerome, of New Rochelle, and Melinda Bonner of Mt. Vernon; a sister, Lucretia Williams of Monticello; three sisters-in-law, Eva Mitchell and Dorothy Williams, both of Fairhope, Ala., and Ida Holt of Mobile, Ala.; two brothers-in-law, Percy Dale of Fairhope, Ala., and Reginald Guice of Birmingham, Ala.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Twin Beech AME Zion Church with Rev. Michael G. Davis officiating.
Burial was made in Twin Beech Cemetery, Fairhope, Ala.
Arrangements were made by Wolfe-Bayview Funeral Homes and Crematory, 19698 So. Greeno Road, Fairhope, AL 36532.
James Shorter Sr.
Retd. Forklift Oper., 61
James Shorter Sr. of Ellenville, a retired forklift operator for Imperial Schrade of Ellenville, and a custodian for the Ellenville School District, died Friday, January 27, 2006 at Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 61 years of age.
The son of the late Harmon Shorter and Jimmie C. Young Shorter, he was born August 19, 1944 in Georgetown, Ga.
He was a member of St. Paul AME Zion Church, Ellenville where he served as a trustee and sexton. He was a professional gardener, and co-inventor of the collard green machine.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Williams Shorter, at home; four sons and two daughters-in-law, Rook Merrill and Rochelle Shorter of Atlanta, Ga., James Jr. and Tina Shorter of Hampton, Va., Reginald Shorter of Ellenville, and Ronnie Brand of Albany; a brother and sister-in-law, Willie Joe and Marie Shorter of Ellenville; four sisters, Annie Ruth Gipson of Miami, Fla., Ruby May of Newark, N.J., Jessie McGue and her husband, Henry, of Miami, Fla., and Lucy Franklin of Hampton, Va.; five grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
Services were held Thursday at Shiloh Baptist Church in Ellenville with Rev. Nathaniel F. Williams officiating.
Burial was made at Fantinekill Cemetery in Ellenville.
Funeral arrangements were under direction of Rhodes Funeral Home of New Windsor.
Ret. Deputy Clerk, 67
Elizabeth Madge Minckler of Jeffersonville, a retired deputy clerk for the Village of Jeffersonville, died Thursday, January 26, 2006 while vacationing in Costa Rica. She was 67 years of age.
The daughter of John and Francis Domenge Yusko, she was born January 9, 1939 in Manhattan.
She is survived by her husband, David L. Minckler, at home; two daughters, Theresa Regina Wells and her husband, Randall, of Mattituck, L.I., and Delilah (Ayeesha) Geiger and James of Jeffersonville; a brother and sister-in-law, John and Anna Yusko of Callicoon; three grandchildren, Rachel Anne and Daniel Carter Wells, and Derek Geiger; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by a sister, Jeanette Marie Yusko Worden.
Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3, at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4 at the funeral home.
Cremation will be made at Twin Tiers Crematory in Endicott.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 628, Monticello, NY 12701.
Edward Wong, 46
Edward Eddie Wong of Monticello, a lifelong resident, died Tuesday, January 31, 2006 at Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris as a result of an auto accident. He was 46.
The son of Ah Foo and Betty Mar Wong, he was born February 23, 1959 in Monticello.
Mr. Wong had worked as a cook at Eastern Correctional Facility in Napanoch, and was a member and Past Exalted Ruler of the Monticello Elks Lodge #1544. He was a member of the Monticello Fire Department and Fire Policeman, a past member and EMT of the Monticello Volunteer Ambulance Corps, and a member of the Hemlock Hollow Hunting Club.
He is survived by his parents; a brother and sister-in-law, Andy and Jane Wong of Marietta, Ga.; a sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Philip Ho of Rock Hill, S.C.; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews; and many good friends. He was predeceased by a sister, Jessie Chen.
An Elks Service of Remembrance and a Firematic Service were held Thursday at Ramsays Funeral Home in Monticello.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Ramsays Funeral Home, 55 St. John St., Monticello.
Burial will be in Rock Ridge Cemetery in Monticello.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of ones choice.
June Louise Miller
June Louise Miller of Ellenville died Monday, January 30, 2006 in Cragsmoor. She was 79.
The daughter of Reuben and Frances Louise Taylor Lake, she was born Jan. 2, 1927 in Hamburg, N.J.
She was a member and a Deacon of the Ellenville Reformed Church, and served on the former Helping Hands Committee.
She is survived by her husband, Charles M. Miller; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sharyn and Joseph Likar of Cornwall-on-Hudson, and Susan and James Toohey of Wurtsboro; two sisters, Sally Muller of Afton, and Jacqueline Tefft of Spring Glen; three grandchildren, Jennifer Lynne and Joseph Charles Likar, and Tracey Lynne Clayworth; a great-grandson, Devin Joseph Likar; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Reuben S. Lake.
Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday at the Loucks Funeral Home, 79 N. Main St., Ellenville.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Ellenville Reformed Church, 188 Canal St., Ellenville with Rev. Jay Vogelaar officiating.
Burial will be made in the Fantinekill Cemetery, Ellenville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ellenville Reformed Church, 188 Canal St., Ellenville, NY 12428.
Vera M. Davis
Vera M. Davis, 80, of Honesdale, Pa., died Wednesday, January 18, 2006 in the Ellen Memorial Health Care Center, Honesdale, Pa., after a brief illness. She is survived by her husband, Hugh C. Davis.
Vera was born in Damascus, Pa., to the late Clifford T. and Daisy P. Wilcox Keesler. She was a devoted wife and 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, Tex., Janet and her husband Don McCreary of Palestine, Tex., Nancy and her husband Michael Lampo of Naples, Fla., Joyce Brown of Cape Coral, Fla., and Pat and her husband Ernie Jones of Clayton; a sister, Lucy Olver, of Chester, N.J.; a brother, Russell Keesler, of Damascus, Pa.; 14 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by 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 may be made to the Pine Mill United Methodist Church Building Fund, Equinunk, Pa. 18417.
Arrangements are attended by the Arthur A. Bryant Funeral Home, 1228 Main Street, Honesdale, Pa.