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March 3, 2006

Martha V. Hiller
Retired Clerk, 70

Martha “Shirley” Vannatta Hiller of Damascus, Pa., a retired K-Mart clerk and a lifelong area resident, died Friday, February 17, 2006 at Marian Community Hospital in Carbondale, Pa. She was 70.
The daughter of the late Harold and Mary Helen Card Vannatta, she was born November 26, 1935.
She was a former employee of Honesdale National Bank, a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star, and a past president of the Business and Professional Women’s Association of Honesdale, Pa.
In a family statement, it was said, “Shirley was a great sister. She enjoyed children and especially loved her nieces and nephews. She loved and lived country music, and was an avid lover of animals. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.”
Survivors include three brothers, Norman Vannatta and his wife, Ruby, of Summerton, S.C., John Vannatta and his wife, Patricia, of Honesdale, Pa. and Andrew Vannatta and his wife, Gabriel, of Pittsburgh, Pa.; two sisters, Betty Hartman and her husband, Orvis, of Honesdale, Pa. and Mary Priebe and her husband, Richard, of Damascus, Pa., and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at the Rasmussen Funeral Home in Narrowsburg with Rev. Deborah Vandermark Dailey officiating.
Burial was made in Hillside Cemetery, Damascus, Pa.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Damascus Township Volunteer Ambulance Corps or to the charity of one’s choice.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Rasmussen Funeral Home, Narrowsburg.

Hazel Lambrigger
Homemaker, 74

Hazel Ann Ray Lambrigger of Roscoe died Monday, February 27, 2006 after a long illness.
The daughter of the late Eugene and Madelyn McCullaugh Kellam, she was born April 11, 1932 in Callicoon.
A family statement read, “She has gone to be with her heavenly Father and He has prepared a special place for her.
“Hazel’s passion for her God was first and foremost in her life. She left an amazing legacy of compassion and love amongst her family and friends. She never received anything that she did not give back a hundred fold.”
Hazel was known for the wedding cakes she baked and for assisting her husband in the real estate business. She was a member of the Horton Brook Free Methodist Church and a former member of Aglow.
She is survived by her husband, Bob, at home; five sons, Calvin Ray and his wife, Geri, of Rochester, Dennis Ray and his wife, Shirley, of Dryden, Michael Ray and his wife, Jane, of Kings Ferry, Bruce Ray and his wife, Nicole, of Tallahassee, Fla. and Brian Watson; a daughter, Lisa Varner; a brother and sister-in-law, Allan and Mariam Kellam of Mileses; 16 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at the Harris Funeral Home, Railroad Ave., Roscoe.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with Rev. Allen Wachter, Calvin Ray and Keith Peters officiating.
Burial will be in the Cooks Falls Cemetery in the spring.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hazel Ray Lambrigger Mem. Fund, c/o Bank of America, Stewart Ave., Roscoe, NY 12776. Those funds will be distributed to the Horton Brook Free Methodist Church and the Freedom Village School for Troubled Youth.

Lillian Fishman
Homemaker, 93

Lillian Fishman of DelRay Beach, Fla., formerly of Livingston Manor, died Saturday, February 25, 2006 at DelRay Medical Center. She was 93.
The daughter of Harry and Annie Abramawitz Colin, she was born January 5, 1913 in Monticello. She was the widow of Jack Fishman.
She is survived by a son, Steve Fishman and his wife, Diane, of Columbia, Md.; a daughter, Diane Stein and her husband, Robert, of Southhampton, Pa.; five grandchildren, Leslie, Lauren, Bethany, Mark and Jessica; and four great-grandchildren, Justin, Lauren, Jamie and Jessy.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at Temple Agudas Achim in Livingston Manor with Rabbi Rabecca Schinder officiating.
Burial was made in the Agudas Achim Cemetery, Livingston Manor.
Arrangements were under the direction of Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home, Livingston Manor.

Severino Frattarelli, 101

Severino “Sam” Frattarelli of Livingston Manor died Saturday, February 25, 2006. He was 101 years old.
He was born in Italy on December 20, 1904. He was married to his wife, Sylvia, for 78 years.
He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Lucille Finkel of Westminster, Colo., and Margaret Ferussi of Pearl River; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Vincent Frattarelli.
A Funeral Mass was celebrated Thursday at St. Margaret’s Church in Pearl River. Burial was in the Cemetery of the Ascension in Airmont.
Lillian Stockman
Ret. Legal Sec’y., 94
Lillian Stockman of Pembroke Pines, Fla., formerly of Monticello and a retired legal secretary for Carl Goldstein of Goldstein & Goldstein Law Office, died Friday, February 24, 2006 at her home. She was 94.
She was born November 4, 1911 in Brooklyn.
She was a longtime member of the Landfield Avenue Synagogue in Monticello.
She is survived by two daughters, Carol Cohen and her husband, Robert, of N.H. and Mona Williams of Pembroke Pines, Fla.; two brothers, Harry Yost of Florida and Phil Yost and his wife, Faye, of New York; a sister, Jessie Goldeng of Tennessee; four grandchildren, Susanne Cohen, Diane Cohen, Rami Kouhana and Chris Williams; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside funeral services were held Tuesday at the Landfield Avenue Synagogue Cemetery in Monticello with Rabbi Ben Zion Chanowitz officiating.
Funeral arrangements were made by Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home Inc., Monticello.

John Kolvenbach Sr.
Ret. Silk Screen Printer, 89

John M. Kolvenbach Sr. of Port Jervis died Monday, February 27, 2006 at St. Joseph’s Place, Port Jervis. He was 89.
The son of the late Herman and Mable Culligan Kolvenbach, he was born May 24, 1916 in Monticello.
He was a retired silk screen printer for Vaucansen Silk Mill and a retired custodian for Port Jervis High School. He was a charter member of Pole Bridge Hunting Club; CSEA; Port Jervis Jr. Chamber of Commerce and one of the founders of the original Port Jervis Soap Box Derby.
A family statement read, “John always enjoyed having family and friends around. He was always known for his friendly smile and his grandchildren and great-grandchildren were always able to put that smile on his face, with the ever-present toothpick. He enjoyed working in his garden and with flowers.”
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Dorothy Goble Kolvenbach; two sons, John M. Kolvenbach Jr. and wife, Dolores, and Raymond Kolvenbach, all of Matamoras, Pa.; a daughter, Joan Doss of Port Jervis; a brother, Douglas Kolvenbach of Margate, Fla.; nine grandchildren, Darcy Brodmerkel, Mitchell and Gregory Kolvenbach, Jonell Kilmer, Scott Doss, Tracy Doss, Tammy Bisland, Megan and Jennifer Kolvenbach; and 13 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a brother, Herman Kolvenbach; a sister, Johanna Eberhard; a great-granddaughter, Elizabeth “Boo” Bisland; a son-in-law, Robert Doss; and a daughter-in-law, JoAnn Kolvenbach.
Funeral services were held Thursday at Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Port Jervis with Rev. Robert Cassidy officiating.
Burial was made in Pine Hill Cemetery, Sparrowbush.
Memorial contributions may be made to Circle Park, P.O. Box 418, Glen Spey, NY 12737.

William Crawford IV
Admiralty Attorney

William A. “Bill” Crawford IV of Wilmington Island, Ga., died Thursday, February 23, 2006 after a three-year battle with cancer.
He was born in Monticello and graduated from Monticello High School, Centre College and Brooklyn Law School. After college, he served in the U.S. Navy and the Merchant Marine, which gave him a life-long love of the sea. He was an Admiralty Attorney employed by, and later of counsel to, Star Shipping U.S. and Norway.
He is survived by his wife and daughter; two sisters, Elizabeth Owen Cook of Henderson, Nev. and Dorothy Crawford of Ormond Beach, Fla.; a daughter, Heather Crawford; a special niece, Cindy Owen Ferguson; and two best friends, Scott H’Doubler and Don King; four other nieces and nephews; several grandnephews and grandnieces; and numerous cousins and many friends.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Unitarian Universalist Church, Troup Square, Savannah, Ga.
A second memorial service for friends in Atlanta will be held on Sunday, March 12 at 3 p.m. at Emerson UU Church of Holly Springs Rd., East Cobb, Ga.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Unitarian Church of Savannah, 313 E. Harris St., Savannah, GA 31401, with a memo that it is for the chandelier. The funds will be used to create a replica of the fixture that hung in the building during the 19th century.

Andrea Sturman Brady
Hotel Mgmt. Worker, 56

Andrea Sturman Brady of Kissimmee, Fla., formerly of Wurtsboro and Middletown, died February 17, 2006 at home following a long illness. She was 56.
She was born May 30, 1949 in the Bronx. She was the widow of Robert Michael Brady.
She grew up in Wurtsboro and Middletown and was a graduate of Monticello High School. She worked in hotel management.
She is survived by two sons, Robert Frances Brady and Eric Aaron Brady, and a granddaughter, Ashley Brady, all of Casselberry, Fla.; four sisters, Libby Maurer of Wenonah, N.J., Inez Harris of Walterboro, S.C., Roberta Shaughnessy of Manchester, England, and Eloise Plesser of Albany; and a brother, Stephen Sturman of Middletown.
Burial will be made in the Osceola Memorial Gardens, Fla.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 95 Schwenk Dr., Kingston, NY 12401 or Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.

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