February 7, 2006
Grace J. Hillriegel
Sull-West Student, 7
Grace J. Gracie Hillriegel of Callicoon, a lifelong area resident and student at Sullivan West School District, died Sunday, February 5, 2006 at her home. She was 7.
The daughter of Brian M. and Jeannie E. Ebert Hillriegel, she was born April 3, 1998 in Honesdale, Pa.
Grace was a communicant of Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church in Callicoon.
She is survived by her parents, at home; a brother, Michael Hillriegel, at home: her paternal grandparents, Philip and Nancy Hillriegel of Callicoon; her maternal grandparents, Diana and Giles Ebert of Callicoon; her paternal great-grandparents, Marge and Lester Hillriegel of Callicoon, and Nena Meyer of Hancock; her maternal great-grandmother, Ruth Simmons of Harpersfield; her aunts and uncles, Dina Engle and her husband, Bill, of Callicoon, Philip Hillriegel Jr. and his wife, Catherine, of Equinunk, Pa., Wade Ebert of Damascus, Pa., and Laura Hess and her husband, Bill, of Callicoon; and her cousins, Billy Engle, Tom Hillriegel, Tim Hillriegel, Tyler Hillriegel, and Taylor Hillriegel.
Visitation will be private.
Funeral services will be private with Fr. Ignatius Smith, O.F.M., officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 95 Schwenk Drive, Kingston, NY 12401 or The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, P.O. Box 9025, Pittsfield, MA 01202-9025.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Harris Funeral Home, Roscoe.
Ret. Cook, 91
Belle Fox, a lifelong resident of Liberty who wintered in Florida, died Friday, January 27, 2006. She was 91.
The daughter of Anna and Phillip Hankin, she was born February 7, 1914. She was the widow of Joseph Etess and Goodman Goody Fox.
She was a member of Congregation Ahavath Israel and Hadassah of Liberty. She worked in Liberty at the family-owned Hankins Hotel, Marcias, and Grossingers Hotel. She worked as a cook at the Sullivan County Golf and Country Club and Goodys Restaurant in Liberty until she retired. She was well-known for her potato salad, pot roast and homemade desserts.
She is survived by a sister, Frieda Rozansky of Columbus, N.J.; three children, Edward Etess and his wife, Becki, of LaJolla, Calif., Harvey Etess and his wife, Linda, of Windsor, and Marla Bloom and her husband, Arthur, (who sadly died one day after Belle) of Grandview; six grandchildren, Michael H. Etess, Laurie Lacara and her husband, Rob, of Calif., Scott Bloom and his wife, Elana, Jill Butterman and her husband, Howard, of Grandview, Kim Berryhill and her husband, Scott, of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., and Chad Etess and his wife, RoseAnn, of Liberty; six great-grandchildren and one on the way, Justin and Jack Butterman, Zoe and Jake Etess, and Jordan and Zach Etess; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Edith Hankin.
A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may may be made to the American Cancer Society or Hospice of your choice.
Cremation was made at the Walter Sullivan Funeral Home, Binghamton.
Lorraine Moore of White Sulphur Springs died Wednesday, February 1, 2006 at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla. She was 65.
The daughter of the late William and Elsie Elizabeth Conklin, she was born June 15, 1940 in Suffern. She was the widow of Benjamin P. Moore Sr., Roy Hemion, and Dobbie Conklin.
She is survived by three daughters, Anna Washburn and her husband, George Sr., of Middletown, Connie Doolittle and her husband, Richard Sr., of Bullville, and Lisa Jennings of Ellenville; four sons, Benjamin Moore and his fiancee, Debra, of Loch Sheldrake, William Moore and his fiancee, Joyce, and Gary Moore of White Sulphur Springs, and Robert Moore and his wife, Kimberley, of Liberty; and 19 grandchildren. She was predeceased by a daughter, Barbara Hemion.
Funeral services were held Monday at the Morse Funeral Home in Middletown with Rev. Daniel Hulseapple officiating.
Cremation was made at Oxford Hills Crematory in Chester.
Eleanor A. Luis
Ret. Exec. Sec., 66
Eleanor A. Luis of Kauneonga Lake, a 20-year area resident, died Wednesday, February 1, 2006 at Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 66.
The daughter of the late Elinar Gustav and Aina Carlson Anderson, she was born November 7, 1939 in Peekskill.
She was retired from her position as Executive Secretary for Lanensheidt Map Company in Maspeth, Queens.
She is survived by her husband of 33 years, James S. Luis, at home; and several aunts, uncles and cousins in Sweden.
Funeral services were held Monday at Ramsays Funeral Home in Kauneonga Lake with Rev. Roy Shaffer officiating.
Burial was made in Rose Hills Memorial Park in Putnam Valley
Susan L. Scheibling
Susan L. Scheibling of Liberty, a landlord and lifelong area resident, died Friday, February 3, 2006 at the Westchester County Medical Center in Valhalla, waiting for a liver transplant. She was 52 years of age.
The daughter of the late Charles and Emma Persche Scheibling, she was born August 29, 1953 in Narrowsburg. She was the widow of Timothy Kelly.
In a family statement, it was said, Susan put her heart and soul into her children. She was a wonderful mother and friend. She will be forever missed.
She is survived by two daughters, Jessica Scheibling-Kelly and Caitlin Scheibling-Kelly, both of Liberty; two brothers, Charles Scheibling and his wife, Jan, and Buddy Scheibling, all of Narrowsburg; three sisters, Lori Maas and her husband, Don, of Watkins Glen, Lorraine Bodens, and Kris Schluer and her husband, George, all of Narrowsburg; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Harris Funeral Home, West Street at Buckley, Liberty with Rev. Phyllis Haynes officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Susan Scheibling Memorial Fund, c/o First Natl. Bank of Jeffersonville, Jeffersonville, NY 12748. Please save a life to find out how to be an organ donor, visit www.organdonor.gov
Deming L. Kehrley
Ret. Truck Driver, 73
Deming L. Kehrley of Swan Lake, a lifelong resident, died Tuesday, January 31, 2006 at Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 73.
The son of Henry and Neda Hathaway Kehrley, he was born December 6, 1933 in Swan Lake. He was the widower of Norma Kehrley.
He was a retired truck driver for Teamsters Local 445 in Newburgh, a member and past chief of the Swan Lake Fire Dept. for over 50 years, and a 25-year member of the Hudson Valley Volunteer Firemans Association.
He is survived by two daughters, Joanne and Donna Kehrley, at home; a brother, Luther Kehrley of Woodridge; two sisters-in-law, Ellen Hogencamp and her husband, Robert, of White Sulphur Springs, and Connie Poley and her husband, Dick, of Cody, Wyoming; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, Eugene and Howard Kehrley.
A Firematic Service was held Friday at Ramsays Funeral Home in Liberty.
Funeral services were held Saturday at the funeral home with Rev. David McCarthy officiating.
Burial was made in the Laurel Hill Cemetery in White Sulphur Springs.
Stanley Karas, 87
Ret. Security Officer
Stanley Karas of Wurtsboro, a retired security officer for Bankers Trust in New York City and Horton Medical Center in Middletown, died Saturday, February 4, 2006 at his home in Wurtsboro. He was 87.
The son of the late Joseph Karas and Francesca Owczarski Karas, he was born July 6, 1918 in Poland.
Stanley and his wife met while both were prisoners of war in Germany under Hitler during World War II. They survived the torturous forced labor in the mines, married soon thereafter, and moved to the United States in 1955 to raise a family. They have lived in Wurtsboro for the past 30 years, where he was a member of St. Josephs Church.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Lydia Wysoczyn Karas, at home; three daughters, Lucy Notarbartolo and her husband, Arthur, of Otisville, Irene Karas of Brooklyn, and Helen Cabales of Orlando, Fla.; a brother, Walter Karas of Poland; three grandchildren, Arthur, Danielle and Anthony; two great-grandchildren, Marissa and Michael; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Stanislawa Jaworski.
A Funeral Mass was celebrated Monday at St. Josephs Church in Wurtsboro with Fr. Peter Madori officiating.
Burial was made in St. Josephs Cemetery in Wurtsboro.
Arrangements were by the VanInwegen-Kenny, Inc. Funeral Home of Wurtsboro.
Mary Etta Wood
Mary Etta Wood of Yulan, a lifelong area resident, died Wednesday, February 1, 2006 at Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris.
The daughter of the late Robert Rundle and Lydia Sullivan Rundle, she was born April 10, 1919 in Eldred. She was the widower of Bernard Kunkeli, Leonard Crandall, and Robert C. Hallock.
She was a loving mother, homemaker, and caring person.
In a family statement, it was said, Mary Etta was an extremely generous person, who loved flowers, animals and especially doing for her family and friends. Mary Ettas family would like to thank all the folks at the Achieve Rehabilitation and Nursing Facility.
She is survived by her husband, Lawrence A. Wood, at home; a son, Bernard Kunkeli Jr. of Narrowsburg; a daughter, Rose B. Fredricks of Narrowsburg; three step-daughters: Linda Forrand of Lake Isabella, Calif., Marie Helbig and her husband, Charles, of Zeberlon, N.C., and Carolyn Clark and her husband, Vernon, of Waynesboro, Va.; two step-sons, Lawrence D. Wood and his wife, Alice, of Carlstadt, N.J. and John Hallock and his wife of New Jersey; five grandchildren, Darren Brodmerkel, Lance Brodmerkel, Conni Visneski and her husband, Mark, Todd Kunkeli and his wife, Chantel, Yancy Kunkeli and his wife, Theresa; a sister, Julia McBride of Monticello; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by five brothers, Delbert, Lester, Robert, Peter and Calvin, and two sisters, Sadie and Margaret.
Funeral services were held Saturday at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home in Port Jervis with Rev. Nancy Vonderhorst officiating.
Burial was made in Montoza Cemetery, Barryville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Dessin Animal Shelter, 138 Miller Dr., Honesdale, PA 18431 or the Eldred American Legion Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Eldred, NY 12732.
Charlotte M. Stapleton of Grahamsville died Friday, February 3, 2006 in Honesdale, Pa. She was 83.
The daughter of Paul and Elfrieda-Zeller Zeuge, she was born Nov. 1, 1922 in Berlin, West Germany. She was the widow of Robert V. Stapleton.
Mrs. Stapleton was a longtime resident of Ellenville and lived her last years in Grahamsville to be near her daughter and granddaughter. She was a member of long standing of the Shawangunk Country Club, and an organizer of the March of Dimes Ball. She participated in many fundraisers for the Ellenville Community Hospital, and was a past member of the Tri-Valley Lioness Club, the AARP Tri-Valley Chapter, and the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP).
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and James Hartman; a granddaughter, Jennifer Jordon; two great-granddaughters, Annaliese and Jordyn Dunne; and two step-grandchildren, Courtney and Justin Hartman.
In a family statement, it was said, People who knew Mrs. Stapleton will remember her as an elegant and well-dressed lady with not a hair out of place.
Burial was private.
Arrangements were made by Colonial Memorial Funeral Home.
Andrea Willinger, 50
Andrea Henriette Willinger of Grahamsville died Thursday, February 2, 2006 at the Sullivan County Adult Care Center in Liberty. She was 50.
The daughter of the late Hyman and Blanche Greenberg Willinger, she was born on August 8, 1955 in New York City.
Andrea attended the Fallsburg Day Program.
She is survived by two brothers, David and Samuel Willinger, and her extended family at Crystal Run Village.
Funeral services were held Saturday at Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Woodbourne.
Burial was made in the Woodbourne Reform Cemetery, Woodbourne.
Arrangements are under the direction of Colonial Memorial Funeral Home.
Violet A. Andersen
Violet Adele Andersen of Beaumont, Calif. died Monday, January 23, 2006 at her care home in Cherry Valley, Calif. She was two days short of her 93rd birthday. She was the widow of Aage Frederik Andersen.
The daughter of Archibald and Caroline Eva Keesler Taylor, she was born January 25, 1913 at the familys residence four miles north of Narrowsburg.
Her father was State Creamery Inspector at Skinners Falls, and her mother was the daughter of William and Nancy Keesler, proprietors of the Mansion House Hotel at Lake Huntington. Violet was a 1932 graduate of Narrowsburg Central Rural High School. She was first married to Otto De Broux for about three years, and for 37 years to Aage F. Andersen.
She was a member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church of Beaumont, Calif.
She is survived by three children, Julia De Broux Marine of Del Mar, Calif., Alicia Andersen Cooley of Beaumont, Calif., and Anton Andersen of Rialto, Calif.; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by four siblings, Edna Mae Swensen of Milanville, Pa., Raymond Taylor, Allen Taylor of Sullivan County, and Caroline Eva Rampe of Lima, Ohio.
Memorial services and burial plans are incomplete at this time.
Friends of the family may contact Anton Andersen, 797 West Winchester Drive, Rialto, CA 92376 or e-mail atsf49L@netzero.net.
Andrew J. Grimm Jr.
Auto Mechanic, 59
Andrew Jackson Grimm Jr. of Woodbourne, a lifelong area resident and a self-employed auto mechanic, died Saturday, February 4, 2006 at his home. He was 59.
The son of the late Andrew Jackson and Lulu Grimm, he was born September 25, 1946 in Ellenville.
He was a volunteer for the Soup Kitchen and the Federation for the Homeless for over nine years.
A family statement read, He was a great friend, father and husband.
He is survived by his wife, Tammy Grimm, at home; five daughters, Gloria Votee and her husband, Joseph, of Loch Sheldrake, Brenda Beach and her fiancee, David, of Woodridge, Mickie Damms and her husband, Harold, of Woodbourne, Lula Wormuth and her husband, William, of N.C., and Sharon Sanon of Woodbourne; five brothers, Benjamin Rose and his wife, Marie, of Accord, Clarence Rose and his wife, Joyce, of Mountaindale, John Rose of Las Vegas, Nev., James Grimm and his wife, Hazel, of Ludlow, Pa., and Harry Grimm and his wife, Donna, of Monticello; 28 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two sisters, Ceclia Doolittle and Evalynn Rose; and two grandchildren, William and Andrew Wormuth.
Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, at Ramsays Funeral Home, 275 South Main St., Liberty.
Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with Rev. Edward Harvell and Rev. Robert Hoag officiating.
Burial will be made in the Rural Cemetery in Grahamsville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Tammy Grimm, 441 Hasbrouck Drive, Woodbourne, NY 12788.
Edythe Johnson, 102
Edythe Johnson of Callicoon, a retired schoolteacher and longtime area resident, died Monday, February 6, 2006 in Callicoon. She was 102 years of age.
The daughter of Jesse and Mae Maring Rice, she was born September 6, 1903 in Blairstown, N.J. She was the widow of Merritt Johnson.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Callicoon.
She is survived by a daughter, Joan Johnson of Callicoon.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Hortonville Cemetery with Pastor Peg VanSiclen officiating.
A memorial service will be held at a later date to be announced.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Callicoon United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 235, Callicoon, NY 12723; the Upper Delaware Ambulance Corps, P.O. Box 238, Hankins, NY 12741; Callicoon Fire Department, P.O. Box 806, Callicoon, NY 12723; or to the Grover M. Hermann Auxiliary, Catskill Regional Medical Center Callicoon Division, 8881 Route 97, Callicoon, NY 12723.
George L. Donahue
Ret. Constr. Wkr., 84
George L. Donahue of Port Jervis, a retired construction worker for Sullivan County Highway Products in Cuddebackville and a lifelong area resident, died Saturday, February 4, 2006 at St. Josephs Place in Port Jervis. He was 84.
The son of the late Albert and Lillian Dexter Donahue, he was born August 14, 1921 in Tusten.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia Weber Donahue, at home; two sons and daughters-in-law, William and Sandy McBride of Winterhaven, Fla., and Richard and Cheryle McBride of Darby, Mont.; four sisters, Lucy Brown and Nellie Hjerrild, both of Glen Spey, Lena Kent of Port Jervis, and Adele LaBarr of Lava; three brothers, Albert Don Donahue of Glen Spey, John Wick Donahue of Lava, and Lester Donahue of Wurtsboro; five grandchildren, Billy, Aaron, Raymond, Colleen, and Robert; 16 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Jim Barnes, and a daughter, Nancy McBride.
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Burial will be made in Glen Spey Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are under direction of Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home of Port Jervis.