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March 28, 2006

Doris A. Russo
Ret. Secretary, 79

Doris A. Russo of Lava, a retired secretary from Hamburg Savings Bank and a longtime area resident, died Wednesday, March 22, 2006 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. She was 79.
The daughter of the late Henry and Anna Schrimpf Amend, she was born November 7, 1926 in Brooklyn.
She was a former member of St. John’s United Methodist Church, Brooklyn and attended Beach Lake United Methodist Church, Beach Lake, PA. Doris was a member of the Lava Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary.
Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Joseph, at home; two sons, Gregg Russo and his wife, Lisa, of Atlanta, and Richard Russo and his wife, Marie, of Sheldon, Ct.; a sister, Adele Amend of Narrowsburg; and two grandchildren, Matthew and Lauren Russo.
A memorial service will be held at a later date at the Beach Lake United Methodist Church, Beach Lake, Pa.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Rasmussen Funeral Home in Narrowsburg.

Leonia Kuttner
Ret. Postmaster, 80

Leonia Kuttner of Rome, formerly of Lew Beach, died Saturday, March 25, 2006 in Rome. She was 80.
Leonia was the daughter of Frederick and Vernia Whitmore DeWitt. She was born November 4, 1925 in Cold Brook. She was the widow of Frank Kuttner, to whom she was married for 29 years.
She was the Postmaster of Lew Beach for many years, on the Board of Elections and Republican Committee.
A family statement reads: “Leonia Kuttner was many things to many people. She was a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, friend, aunt, wife, and sister. In each of these she added a dimension of strength that we can only hope to achieve. She tried to instill in us that family was everything. To her it was. She lived her life with a matter of dignity and respect that she tried to teach us. She also taught us to look to God. To help us with that which was humanly impossible for us to do. This is one of those times. We love you and may Jehovah keep you close until we meet again.”
Survivors include one son, Frank Kuttner and his wife, MaryEllen, of Livingston Manor; two daughters, Stephanie Brown and her husband, Joseph, of Rome and Mary Rampee and her husband, James, of Lew Beach; 15 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by two daughters, Dorothy Barbuti and Jacquelynn Edwards, and by all her siblings.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29, 2006 at the Lew Beach Cemetery. Gary Bivins will speak at the service.
Donations may be made to the Center for Discovery, 216 Old Rt. 17, Monticello, NY 12701 or the Beaverkill Valley Fire Dept., 1854 Beaverkill Rd., Lew Beach, NY 12758.
Arrangements are under the direction of Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home, 29 Pearl Street, Livingston Manor.

Doris Reed
Ret. Secretary, 86

Doris Reed, a retired Secretary for Code Enforcement in the Town of Lumberland, and lifelong resident of the area, died Sunday, March 26, 2006 at Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis. She was 86.
The daughter of the late Charles Sannwald and Julia Budd Sannwald, she was born March 26, 1920 in Middletown. She was the widow of Charles Reed.
She was a member of The Pond Eddy United Methodist Church; member of the Ladies Auxiliary, Lumberland Fire Department, and past President for six years; and member of the Lumberland Senior Club.
She is survived by two daughters, Dare Thiele and her husband, Pete, of Sparta, Tennessee, and Corinth McCooey and her husband, Bill, of Sparrowbush; seven sons, Lon Reed and his wife, Nancy of Oregon, Don Reed and his wife, Jean, of Glen Spey, Laurence Reed and his wife, Karen, of Greenville, Virginia, Jay Reed and his wife, Pat, of Port Jervis, Mark Reed and his wife, Judy, of Browns Mills, New Jersey, Rory Reed and his wife, Terry, of California, and Chris Reed and his wife, Diane, of Port Jervis; stepson, James Koferl and his wife, Linda; 28 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by two sons, Ronald and Lory Reed and two sisters, Jo-Ann Sannwald and Jean Schell.
Friends may call at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 East Main St., Port Jervis, today, March 28, 2006 from 7-9 p.m.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 29 at the funeral home with the Rev. Richard Hotzler and the Rev. Nancy Vonderhorst officiating. Burial will be in Glen Spey Cemetery, Glen Spey.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lumberland Fire Department, Glen Spey, NY 12737 or to the Pond Eddy United Methodist Church, Pond Eddy, NY 12770.

Rinzo Andow, 79

Rinzo Andow passed away on March 15, 2006 from end stage congestive heart failure. He was 79.
Rin was a longtime resident of Monticello and Sacramento, Calif.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Pat; one brother, Kengi; five children; and eight grandchildren.
A memorial service to celebrate his life was held at Peninsula Bible Church, 3505 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, Calif. on Saturday, March 25, 2006 at 3 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Volunteer Office VA Medical Center, 10535 Hospital Way, Mather, CA 95655, 916-366-5372; Sutter Hospice, 700 S. Claremont St., Suite 220, San Mateo, CA 94402, 800-541-5045; or Memorial and Tribute Processing Center, The American Heart Association, 1710 Gilbreth Rd., Burlingame, CA 94010, 800-242-8721.

Sylvia C. Semel
Ret. Postmaster, 90

Sylvia C. Semel, a lifetime resident of the area, and a retired postmaster after 26 years of service in the Thompsonville Post Office, died on Thursday, March 23, 2006 at home with her family by her side. She was 90.
Sylvia was the widow of Michael Semel who passed away in 1983. She came to this area at the age of 5. She was the daughter of Max and Mamie Gard Uretzky who formerly owned the Mayflower Hotel in Thompsonville.
She was a member of the Landfield Ave Synagogue in Monticello, and a former Volunteer for 17 years at the Benjamin Cosor Elementary School in Fallsburg.
She was the loving mother of two daughters Maddy Weisman and her husband, Joseph of South Fallsburg and Arizona and June Wagner and her husband, Joseph of Ellenville; her brother, Jack Uretzky of Rockland County; and her four loving grandchildren, Harris, Rachel, Larry and Alyson; and her two great-grandchildren, Max and Theo.
Funeral services were held today, Friday, March 24 at 12 p.m. in the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home, Inc. in Monticello. Rabbi Moshe Frank officiated.
Burial will be in Landfield Ave Synagogue Cemetery, Thompson Road, Monticello.
Funeral arrangements by Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home, Inc.

Joseph Ciro Aracci
Ret. Truck Driver, 70

Joseph Ciro Aracci, of Livingston Manor, died on Friday, March 24, 2006 at home with his loving family by his side. He was 70.
The son of the late Dominick and Laura Sagaona Aracci, he was born on April 4, 1935 in Brooklyn.
Joe was a retired tractor trailer driver from Drake’s Bakeries. He was a member of St. Aloysius R.C. Church of Livingston Manor.
He leaves behind his loving wife of 49 years, Janice Keiser Aracci at home; two sons, Dominick Aracci and his wife, Christina, of Loch Sheldrake, and Joseph Aracci and his companion, Susan Miller, of Liberty; one daughter, Laura Rios and her husband, Juan, of Woodbourne; one daughter-in-law, Linda Aracci of Liberty; one brother, Anthony Aracci of Amity Harbor; four grandchildren: Michael, Carrie, Anthony and Stefanie; his very close friend, Charlie Schaff; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; one brother, Ciro; and two sisters, Marie and Stefanie.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church, Church Street, Livingston Manor on Sunday, March 26 at 11 a.m. Msgr. Collins officiated. Interment will be at St. Aloysius Cemetery, Livingston Manor.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550; St. Aloysius R.C. Church, Church Street, Livingston Manor, NY 12758; The Oncology Fund, CGH Foundation Inc., P.O. Box 285, Bushville Road, Harris, NY 12742-9986.
Arrangements are under the direction of Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home.

Frederick Rickan
Ret. Horse Trainer, 71

Frederick Rickan, a retired horse trainer for the Monticello Harness Association, died Wednesday, March 22, 2006 at the Achieve Rehab & Nursing Facility in Liberty. He was 71.
The son of the late Arthur Rickan and Lula Knight Rickan, he was born January 3, 1935 in Detroit, MI. He was the widower of Audrey Rickan.
Fred was a member of the B.P.O.E. Elk’s Lodge #1544 in Monticello, where he served as Past Exalted Ruler.
He is survived by a daughter, Nancy Hadley and her husband, Gary, of Monticello; three grandchildren, Tennille Callaghan, Casey Unger and Rachel Hadley, all of Monticello; and four great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 1, 2006 at 2 p.m. at the VanInwegen-Kenny, Inc. Funeral Home, 401 Broadway in Monticello.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Monticello Elk’s Lodge #1544, North Street, Monticello, NY 12701

Robert DeFilippo, 71

Robert Thomas “Bob” DeFilippo passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2006 at Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 71.
The son of the late Julia and Nicholas DeFilippo, he was born March 6, 1935 in the Bronx, N.Y.
A family statement reads: “He was the foundation of our lives. He was always there for us, taking care of everything that needed to be done. He was gentle and strong. He loved animals and did everything to protect or help them in any way. We love him with all our hearts and will deeply miss him.”
He is survived by his wife, Mary; his daughter, Veronica Lynch and son-in-law, John Lynch; his granddaughter, Tara Anne Wall; and his dog, Duke. He was predeceased by his daughter, Gail Lynne Wall.
Funeral services were handled by Sniffen-Sagala Funeral Home, 235 West Route 59, Spring Valley.

Jeffrey R. Corriveau
Business Owner, 40

Jeffrey R. Corriveau of Bloomingburg, a business owner of J&J Auto Wizards and Real Estate Agent, and beloved husband, father, brother, and uncle, entered into rest at Horton Hospital on March 22, 2006. He was 40 years of age.
The son of Gerard and Anna Corriveau, he was born August 29, 1965, in Queens.
A family statement reads: “Jeffrey was known for his humor, personality, jokes and most of all his love for his family and friends. He would do anything for anybody. He was a wonderful husband and father. He loved to ride his Busa “Hyabusa” motorcycle and his Hot Rods. Jeffrey was proud of his wife and boys, who brought endless pleasure and love to his life. We were blessed to have him as a husband and father. He was greatly loved and will be sadly missed.”
He is survived by his adoring family, his wife, Olga Libia Corriveau and their two sons, Anthony G. Corriveau and Nicholas D. Corriveau. Jeffrey is also survived by his brothers, Ronnie Furlipa and his wife, June Furlipa and Jerry Corriveau and his wife, Lisa Corriveau; sister, Ann Marie Curtis and her husband, Ray Curtis; his mother-in-law, Stella Arango. He was the uncle to Martin Furlipa Jr., Jinda Furlipa, Lori Curtis, Raymond Curtis, Michael Curtis, Krista Corriveau, Nicolle Corriveau, Ashley Corriveau, Andrea Carraterro... cousins in New York; brother-in-law, William Arango; uncle, Louis Arango and his wife, Felicita.
Jeffrey was predeceased by a brother, Martin Furlipa Sr.; and father-in-law, Jimmy Amarianos.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered on Monday, March 27 at The Chapel of Sacred Heart, 142 Stage Road, Monroe at 11 a.m. Fr. George Pulparayil officiated.
Memorial contributions may be made to help with the Education of his Children would be greatly appreciated by the family. In lieu of flowers please contribute to the Corriveau Children Educational Fund, c/o KEY BANK, 74 Brookside Avenue, P.O. Box 581, Chester, NY 10918.
Arrangements entrusted to Flynn Funeral & Cremation Memorial Centers.

Helen M. Loucks
Ret. Counselor, 78

Helen M. Loucks of Woodbourne, formerly of Livingston Manor, died Saturday, March 25, 2006 at Catskill Regional Medical Center. She was 78.
The daughter of Gus and Catherine Arhes Menikou, she was born August 13, 1927 in the Bronx.
She was a retired counselor for New Hope Community. She loved animals and donated her time to the Humane Society. She was a past member of the Livingston Manor Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary; a past member of the Livingston Manor Presbyterian Church, and member of A.A.R.P.
She was the widow of John Loucks.
She is survived by two daughters, Nancy Prince and her husband, Richard Hand, of Woodbourne and Victoria Michalak and her husband, Jerry, of Holmes; three grandchildren, Krysta Hand, Richard Hand, Jr., and Erec Michalak; two sisters, Marie Costello and her husband, John, of the state Florida and Flora Menikou, also of the state of Florida.
She was predeceased by one sister, Georgia Jenkins.
Funeral service was at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, March, 27 at the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Woodbourne. The Rev. Anthony Black officiated. Interment to follow at the Orchard Street Cemetery, Livingston Manor.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Helen’s name to the Humane Society, 142 Bloomingburg Rd., Middletown, NY 10940.

Selma Pellinger

Selma Pellinger of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., formerly of Woodbourne, passed away on March 25, 2006.
She was the beloved wife of Jack; the cherished mother of Paul (Audrey) and Joy; grandmother to Hunter and Tyler; sister of Larry (Shelley) Malman; and sister-in-law of Lois and Betty.
Her love and beautiful heart will remain with all of us eternally.
Chapel services were held on Monday, March 27, 2006 at 11:45 a.m. at Star of David Cemetery & Funeral Chapel, 7701 Bailey Rd., N. Lauderdale, Fla.

Stephen D. Long
Craftsman, 61

Stephen D. Long, a lifelong resident of the Callicoon area, died Sunday, March 26, 2006 at Westchester Medical Center after a lengthy illness. He was 61.
The son of the late Elmer C. and Nettie Klein Long, he was born April 16, 1944 in Callicoon.
He was a skilled woodworking craftsman and was presently employed by Youngsville Custom Kitchens in Middletown. He was a past member of the Upper Delaware Ambulance Corps, past member and secretary of the Callicoon Kiwanis Club, past member of the board of directors of the Delaware Valley Youth Center, and a past member of the Town of Damascus, Pa. Planning Board. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and the 854th Engineers Battalion of the New York Army National Guard.
A family statement read, “Dad was the light of our lives. He was always there to help and support our family and friends. He will always be a part of our lives and will continue to be with us forever in our hearts and memories. We will love you always.”
He is survived by his devoted wife of 38 years, Barbara A. Theadore Long; his loving children, Janice A. Eisenhardt and her husband Scott of Montgomery; Jodi L. Ernst and her husband, Ian, of Cochecton; the “apples of his eye,” grandsons Noah and Tyler Eisenhardt and Connor Ernst; his mother-in-law, Anna Theadore of Callicoon; a devoted cousin who was more like a brother, Richard Long and his wife, Jill, of Canastota; his brother-in-law, Fred Theadore and his wife, Lavadia, of Middletown; his sister-in-law, Linda LaBolt and her husband, Roy, of Hudson, Fla; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home, 34 Upper Main Street, Callicoon.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Pastor Peg Van Siclen will officiate.
Burial will be in the Hortonville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to CROC - Citizens Reunited to Overcome Cancer, PO Box 860, New Hampton, NY 10958 or to the charity of ones choice.

Ida Frankel Lipschutz
Fmr. Liberty Mayor, 86

Ida “Skippy” Frankel Lipschutz, a longtime area resident and former mayor of the Village of Liberty, died Sunday, March 26, 2006 at Orange Regional Medical Center, Horton Campus. She was 86 years of age.
The daughter of the late Morris and Molly Levowitz Bergman, she was born April 20, 1919 in Waterbury, Connecticut.
The first female to run for mayor in Liberty, she served as the mayor for the Village of Liberty for 10 years. Skippy was the first female president for the NYS Conference of Mayors, a member of the John F. Kennedy Jr. Inaugural Ball Committee, and Hospice Inaugural Ball. Skippy was also the Past Association Chairman of the Sullivan County Democrats.
A family statement reads: “Skippy was a strong and motivated woman who had many talents. She was a great singer and dabbled a bit in show business. She was smart and savvy and left quite a legacy for her family.”
Skippy is survived by her loving sons, Marc “Alan” Frankel and Alex Frankel, both of Middletown. She was predeceased by her three brothers, Nat Bergman, Julius Bergman, and Alex Bergman.
Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, Inc., 130 Highland Avenue, Middletown.
A funeral service will take place at the funeral home at 11 a.m.
Burial will follow in Congregation Ahavath Israel Cemetery in Liberty.

Joyce C. Bury
Homemaker, 73

Joyce C. Bury of Roscoe, a homemaker and a lifelong area resident, died Sunday, March 26, 2006 at Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 73 years of age.
The daughter of Annabelle Finnegan Lake and the late Harold Lake, she was born July 17, 1932 in the Town of Colchester.
Joyce is a former employee of the Roscoe Community Nursing Home and a past member of the Roscoe Hose Co. #1 Ladies Auxiliary.
Survivors include three sons, James Bury and his wife, Kathleen, of Baltimore, Md., Michael Bury and his wife, Laura, and Gary Bury and his wife, Trinidad, all of Roscoe; a daughter, Brenda Bury and her husband, Marc Bernosky, of Tonawanda; seven sisters, Dorothy Pherreigo and her husband, Victor, of Bullhead City, Ariz., Barbara Cromie, Virginia Wakeman and her husband, Russell, Rosemary Fassberger and her husband, George, and Alice Meyers, all of Roscoe; Sharon Keene and her husband, Ronald, of Cooks Falls; and Carol Ann Gerow and her husband, Thomas, of Cary, N.C.; three brothers, Donald Lake and his wife, Marcia, of Walton, William Lake, and Thomas Lake and his wife, Roxanne, all of Roscoe; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was the widow of Walter H. Bury. She was predeceased by her loving friend, William Dirie.
Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Harris Funeral Home, Railroad Ave., Roscoe.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 30 at the funeral home. Lucille Freyer will officiate.
Private burial will be in the Riverview Cemetery, Roscoe.
Memorial contributions in Joyce’s name may be made to the Roscoe Hose Co. #1, PO Box 401, Roscoe, NY 12776.

Chuck Williams
Ret. Supervisor, 76

Chuck Williams, a retired telephone company supervisor, died Wednesday, March 22, 2006, in Fort Worth. He was 76.
Survivors include daughters, Debra Kasper and husband, Anthony of Ocala, FL, Donna Stewart and husband, Scott of Burleson; a granddaughter, Amanda Stewart of Burleson; a brother, Eldon Williams and wife, Betty of Independence, MO; a sister-in-law, Doris Williams also of Independence, MO; other family members include Gary and Alicia Stewart of The Colony; and many nephews, nieces and extended family.
A memorial service will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday at the Skyvue Victoria Chapel in Mansfield.

Eugene E. Clark
Ret. Cor. Therapist, 79

Eugene E. Clark of Greenlawn and Roscoe, a retired Corrective Therapist for the Veterans Administration Hospital in Northport, died Sunday, March 26, 2006 at his home in Greenlawn. He was 79.
The son of the late William H. and Mary Ellen Gordon Clark, he was born January 4, 1927 in Rochester.
Gene had served our country in the US Army during World War II, he had been a Communicant of St. Francis of Assisi Church; a former member of the Knights of Columbus, and former Cub Scout Leader and Little League Umpire; he was an avid golfer.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Dette Clark, at home; two sons, Gary Clark of Greenlawn, and Alan Clark also of Greenlawn; two daughters, Linda Fox and her husband, Frank of Centerport and Gail Martin and her husband, Benjamin of Hillsboro, OR; six grandchildren, Joseph Fox, Jamie Fox, James Martin, Jonathan Martin, Jeffrey Martin and Julie Martin; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be today, March 28, from 2-4 p.m. in the Harris Funeral Home, Railroad Ave., Roscoe.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, March 29 at 11 a.m. in the Gate of Heaven Church, Highland Ave., Roscoe. Monsignor William Collins will officiate.
Burial will be in the Bon Air Cemetery, Roscoe.
Memorial contributions in Gene’s name may be made to the Good Shepard Hospice, 655 Deerpark Ave., Babylon, NY 11702.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Harris Funeral Home, Railroad Ave., Roscoe.

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