February 28, 2006
Josephine Meyer of Mileses, a homemaker, died Thursday, February 23, 2006 at St. Teresas Nursing Home, Middletown. She was 91.
The daughter of Joseph and Amanda Muth Moser, she was born Sept. 27, 1914 in Obernburg. She was the widow of Albert Meyer.
She was a member of St. Marys Church, Obernburg and Holy Cross Church, Callicoon.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Carl and Suzanne Meyer of Bethel; four daughters and sons-in-law, Rita and Jeremiah of Damascus, Pa., Marilyn and Robert Hoffman of Bloomingburg, Anne and David Estroff of Kerhonkson, and Claire and Frank Degrigrio of Melville; four grandchildren, David Meyer, Maureen Wynne, Sharon Taszak and Andrew Estroff; and six great-grandchildren.
A Funeral Mass was celebrated Monday at St. Mary's Church, Obernburg with Father John Richardson, OFM officiating.
Burial was made in St. Mary's Cemetery, Obernburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Marys Church, Obernburg, NY 12767 or Holy Cross Church, PO Box 246, Callicoon, NY 12723.
Jay E. Cross
Retired Cook, 75
Jay E. Cross of Clearwater, Fla., a former longtime resident of Monticello, died Thursday, February 23, 2006 at home. He was 75.
The son of Elwood and Gertrude Muranie Cross, he was born July 25, 1930 in Woodridge.
He retired in 1990 after many years as a short order cook at the Miss Monticello Diner. Many people remember Jay as Abe Lincoln because of his likeness to President Lincoln when he dressed in his frock coat and top hat to march in local parades.
A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Neversink VFW Post #8648 and the Hope Presbyterian Church in Clearwater, Fla.
He is survived by his companion, Edna Beaman at home; three daughters, Debbie Swartwout of Clarksville, Ga., Julie Caruso and her husband, Todd, of Liberty, and Lisa Papadopoulos and her husband, Theo, of Whitestone; two sisters, Evelyn Santangelo of White Lake and Versa Amback and her husband, Jim, of Roscoe; a brother-in-law, Walter Fletcher of Waterford; seven grandchildren, Jayne Cross, Brian Torres and his wife, Leila, Michael Bell, Damian Torres, Christopher Carman, Savvas Papadopoulos, and Janet Papadopoulos; two great-grandchildren, Isabella and Joshua Torres; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a sister, Eleanor Fletcher; and a brother, Bernard Brown.
Friends may call Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Ramsays Funeral Home, 55 Saint John Street, Monticello.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with Rev. Bridgette LeConey officiating.
Burial with military honors will be in the Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery, Sunset Lake Road, Liberty.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hope Presbyterian Church 1698 South Belcher Road Clearwater, FL 33764.
Helen H. Kroeger
Ret. Court Reporter, 86
Helen H. Kroeger of Monticello, a retired court reporter for Sullivan County Family Court, died Wednesday, February 22, 2006 in Niwot, Colorado. She was 86.
The daughter of James P. and Sigrid Petersen Howe, she was born September 13, 1919 in Unionville. She was the widow of Walter Kroeger.
She was a member of St. Peters Church in Monticello and a past member of the Catholic Daughters of America.
A family statement read, She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who will be dearly missed.
She is survived by 10 children, Kim Kroeger and his wife, Ann, of Alton Bay, N.H., Kip Kroeger and his wife, Ba, and Kevin Kroeger and his wife, Mary, all of Monticello, Keith Kroeger and his wife, Teresa, of San Francisco, Calif., Karen Lichvarchik and her husband, Carl, of Allison Part, Pa., Karol Ramsey and her husband, Walter, of Huntington, Kathleen Kroeger and Kellie Beran and her husband, Mark, all of Niwot, Colo., Karla Guarino and her husband, Victor, of Westminster, Colo., and Kerry Astras and her husband, Zack, of Monticello; 14 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Kathleen Dougherty of The Villages, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Otto J. Howe of Dadeville, Ala.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Peters Church, Broadway and Liberty Street in Monticello with Fr. Timothy Wiggins officiating.
Burial will be in St. Peters Cemetery, Monticello.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peters Church, 10 Liberty Street, Monticello, NY 12701.
Arrangements are under the direction of the VanInwegen-Kenny, Inc. Funeral Home of Monticello.
John Tyrrell Sr., 64
Retired Sales Manager
John Tyrrell of Middletown died Friday, February 24, 2006 at the Horton campus of Orange Regional Medical Center. He was 64.
The son of the late John Tyrrell and Maude Tyrrell DeGoede, he was born in Middletown.
He was a businessman and salesman and worked within the family business of Tyrrell and Sons for many years. Prior to his retirement, he worked for New Vernon Feed Company, and at Pine Bush Agway as a sales manager.
In a family statement, it was said, John was a proud, honest, good-hearted, hardworking man who loved his family dearly, loved to share stories and tell jokes to make people laugh. He enjoyed people in general and easily struck up conversations with strangers.
He is survived by his wife, Marsha, at home; a son, John Tyrrell Jr. of Voorhees, N.J.; two daughters, Kimberly Riley of Grahamsville, and Dr. Christine Tyrrell of Cazenovia; grandchildren, Kathy Tyrrell, Michael and Thomas Tyrrell, Kelsey Riley, Rhianna Mann, Scott Baker, and Ethan Baker; stepchildren, John Morse Jr. and Daniel Morse, and their families; his mother, of Norwich; a sister, Maude Abkarian of New Hampton; a brother, William Tyrrell of Norwich; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins; and Alice Deserto, his first wife and mother of his three children. He was predeceased by a sister, Martha Gray.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Cornelius, Dodd & Connell Funeral Home, 26 Grove Street, Middletown with Pastor Peter Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Wallkill Cemetery, Phillipsburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Dentons Community Building Fund, PO Box 72, New Hampton, NY 10958 or to a charity of ones choice.
Donna Huggins, 61
Frmr. Teachers Aide
Donna Rae Huggins of Davenport, Fla., formerly of Jeffersonville, died unexpectedly Sunday, February 26, 2006 at Florida Hospital in Orlando. She was 61.
The daughter of Ray and Charlotte Houck Soules, she was born April 20, 1944 in Corbett.
She was a former teachers aide at Sullivan County BOCES, and a member of the Red Hatters Club.
She is survived by her husband, Bruce Huggins Sr., at home; a son and daughter-in-law, Bruce Jr. and Patricia Huggins of Roscoe; two daughters and sons-in-law, Penni and Terry Burnette of Dallas, Ga., and Kandi and Carl Koltz of Mountville, Pa.; three sisters, Judy Seeley, Beverly Decker, and Pat Wolcott, all of Livingston Manor; eight grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held in Florida.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 419 E. Main St., Middletown, NY 10940.
Vera S. Doeinck, 84
Ret. from Estee Lauder
Vera S. Doeinck of Eldred, retired from Estee Lauder in Melville and a 30-year area resident, died Sunday, February 26, 2006 at the Achieve Rehab and Nursing facility in Liberty. She was 84.
The daughter of Gregory and Anna Horton Boroway, she was born October 29, 1921 in Manhattan. She was the widow of Richard Doeinck.
She was a member of the Highland Seniors.
She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Dennis and Pat Doeinck of Liberty, and Wayne and Susan Doeinck of Mastic; a daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Ken Wirth of Centereach; six grandchildren, Brian, Jesse, Danny, Timmy, Tiffany, and Cassandra; a sister-in-law, Alice Jones of Eldred; and a nephew, David Jones and his wife Patrice of Eldred.
Funeral services were incomplete at press time.
Burial will be in Montoza Cemetery in Eldred.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Yulan Fire Department, Yulan, NY 12792.
Funeral arrangements are by the Gray-Rasmussen Funeral Home in Barryville.
James P. Seaman
James Patrick Seaman of Wurtsboro died Friday, February 24, 2006 at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla.
The infant son of Brian Kenneth Seaman and Dianna Marie Imperato, he was born February 24, 2006 in Valhalla.
He is survived by his parents, at home; maternal grandmother, Margaret Imperato of Forestburgh, paternal grandfather, Fred Seaman of Loch Sheldrake, paternal grandmother, Dawn Du Bois and paternal step-grandfather, William Du Bois, both of Wurtsboro; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by a maternal grandfather, Pasquale Imperato.
Funeral services were held Monday at Ramsays Funeral Home in Monticello with Rev. John Tran officiating.
Burial was made in Rock Ridge Cemetery, Monticello.
Sandra Ellen Artus
Registered Nurse, 58
Sandra Ellen Artus of Kauneonga Lake, a registered nurse for Sullivan County Community Services in Liberty, died Sunday, February 26, 2006 at Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 58.
The daughter of the late Virgil and Catherine Robinson, she was born December 30, 1947 in Ellenville.
She was a member of the White Lake Reformed Presbyterian Church (Covenanter), the New York State Nurses Association, and COMPEER.
A family statement read, Sandra was by profession, a nurse, but practiced all that this encompassed every waking moment of her life. She put all of those she cared about first and foremost.
She is survived by her husband of 36 years, Richard, at home; two daughters, Justine Artus-Whitcomb and her husband, Joseph, of Phoenix, Ariz., and Lynne Artus of Kauneonga Lake; a sister, Cinda Robinson of Ellenville; a brother and sister-in-law, James and Kim Robinson of Ellenville; three grandchildren, Anthony James Whitcomb, Hannah Grace Whitcomb, and Kirah Whitcomb; and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and cousins. She was predeceased by a sister, Carol Jean Salovin.
Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Ramsays Funeral Home, 3534 Route 55, Kauneonga Lake.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the White Lake Reformed Presbyterian Church (Covenanter), Mattison Road and Route 17B, White Lake
Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Route 17B, Bethel.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550.
Robert A. Davis, 73
Ret. Owner, Callicoon Inn
Robert A. Davis of North Branch, formerly of Callicoon, died Monday, February 27, 2006 in Johnson City. He was 73.
The son of the late Clarence and Thelma Minckler Davis, he was born July 17, 1932 in Pine Flats, Pa.
He was a veteran of the Korean War, a member of the Allen Milk Post #7276, VFW, of Long Eddy, and a past member of Sunrise Farm Hunting Club.
He is survived by an aunt, Lura Meckle of Damascus, Pa.; his cousins, Donald and Kathleen Meckle of Callicoon, Robert and Pat Peters and their children of North Branch, Kara, Justin and James McElroy of Hortonville, Loren Meckle of Philadelphia, Pa.; and a longtime family friend, Alice Ferber of Callicoon.
Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Callicoon.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery in Galilee, Pa.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Allen Milk Post 7276, VFW, c/o Verl Ringgenberg, P.O. Box 33, Hortonville, NY 12745.
Margaret G. Irwin
Lifelong Resident, 68
Margaret G. Irwin of Thompsonville, a lifelong area resident, died suddenly Sunday, February 26, 2006 at Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 68.
The daughter of the late Walter and Dorothy Jones, she was born May 25, 1937 in Downsville.
She was the widow of Charles Irwin.
She was a self-employed caregiver in Hurleyville.
She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, James and Cindy Everett of Loch Sheldrake, Kenneth and Patsy Hopkins of Thompsonville, and Benjamin and Tina Hopkins of Beach Lake, Pa.; four daughters and sons-in-law, Rose and Bill Goetz and Margaret and Arthur McArthur, all of Thompsonville; Angel and Kenneth Trigger of Beach Lake, Pa., and Betty Lee and Ed Milk of Hancock; three brothers, Frank Jones and his wife, Carol, of Mountaindale, Walter Jones and his wife, Kinda, of Loch Sheldrake, and Lee Jones of Hurleyville; four sisters, Anna Belle of South Carolina, Eva Salazar of Florida, Mary Jane Zamora of Hasbrouck, and Alfrie Ackerley of Monticello; 31 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren, and 1 special grandson, Kenneth Hopkins Jr.
She was predeceased by a son, Rickey Hopkins; two sisters; two brothers; and a granddaughter.
Friends may call from 2 4 p.m. and 7 9 p.m. Wednesday at Ramsays Funeral Home, 275 S. Main Street, Liberty. Funeral services will be at 8 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Roy Shaffer officiating.
Cremation will be made at Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of the Nazarenne, Katrina Falls Rd., Rock Hill, NY 12775.