April 4, 2006
Elizabeth M. Kurpil
Ret. Roscoe Sch. Emp.
Elizabeth M. Kurpil of Liberty, a retired employee of the Roscoe Central School and a lifelong area resident, died Friday, March 31, 2006 at Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 74 years of age.
The daughter of the late Frank and Lena M. Hulse Kleingardner, she was born March 3, 1932 in the Town of Hancock.
Mrs. Kurpil had worked in the cafeteria at Roscoe Central School for 31 years. She assisted the members of the Roscoe Presbyterian Church and was an avid bingo player.
In a family statement, it was said, Mom was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She cherished her friends.
She is survived by her husband, Andrew, at home; three sons, Steve Kurpil and his wife, Susan, of Liberty, Stanley Kurpil of Plattsburgh, and Nick Kurpil of Liberty; two daughters, Loretta Kurpil, and Nancy Kurpil and her companion, Dennis Bivins, all of Liberty; a sister and brother-in-law, Gladys and Harold Lacey of Monticello; five grandchildren, Justin, Jade, Todd and Katie Elizabeth Kurpil, and Lori McCosco; and a nephew, Harold Lacey Jr.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 4 at the Harris Funeral Home, West Street at Buckley, Liberty with Rev. Jearl Wallace officiating.
Burial will be made in the Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery, Liberty.
Hattie L. DeVore
Retired Cook, 78
Hattie L. DeVore of Port Jervis, a retired cook for St. Francis Hospital, died Wednesday, March 29, 2006 at her home. She was 78 years of age.
The daughter of the late Frank and Serviss Taggart Weed, she was born January 10, 1928 in Bethel. She was the widow of Donald E. DeVore Sr.
Mrs. DeVore was also a retired food service manager at A.H.R.C. in Middletown and a retired hostess for Homers Coffee Shop in Port Jervis. She was a life member of the Ladies Auxiliary Hose #5, Port Jervis Fire Department, and was very active in the activities that her children were involved in: Port Jervis PTA, Pop Warner Football, and Little League. She was a Girl Scout and Boy Scout leader for many years.
In a family statement, it was said, Hattie loved all her family, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They were her life and theyll miss her very much.
She is survived by a son, Robert DeVore of Port Jervis; two daughters and sons-in-law, Serviss and George Scuorzo of Savannah, Ga., and Laura May and Herbert Haas of South Canaan, Pa.; seven grandchildren, Stacey Stewart and her husband, Greg, Nicole Lewis, Jody Scuorzo, Kristen DeVore, Danielle DeVore, Marie Haas, and John DeVore; and seven great-grandchildren, Gregory, Steffanie, Angelica, Sabrina, Sienna, Randy, and Melissa Lewis; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Donald Ozzie DeVore; a granddaughter, Tracy Scuorzo; two sisters, Helen Baker and Velmah Hagerman; and two brothers, James and John Weed.
Funeral services were held Saturday at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home in Port Jervis with Rev. Robert E. Foster officiating.
Burial was made in Rural Valley Cemetery, Cuddebackville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Port Jervis Fire Dept., P.O. Box 1002, Port Jervis, NY 12771.
Gladys Goldberg, 79
Gladys Goldberg of Kiamesha Lake died Wednesday, March 29, 2006 at Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris with her son by her side. She was 79 years of age.
The daughter of Abraham and Sarah Hirschowitz Greenberg, she was born October 30, 1926 in New York City. She was the widow of Isidore Goldberg who died in 2001.
She is survived by two sons, Charles Goldberg of Kiamesha Lake and Shep Goldberg of Boca Raton, Fla.; a daughter, Michelle Goldberg of Sunnyvale, Calif.; two brothers, Ed Greenberg of Webster and Jerry Greenberg of Yonkers; a sister, Rollie Abkowitz of Webster; a niece and nephew, Sheila and Arnold Graham; and two grandchildren, Scott and Ruth Fernandez.
Funeral services were held Sunday at the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home, Monticello.
Burial was made in the Floral Park Cemetery Deans, N.J.
Carmine J. Santaniella of Parksville died Thursday, March 30, 2006 at Catskill Regional Medical Center. He was 64 years of age.
The son of the late Joseph F. and Carole T. DePaloa Santaniella Sr., he was born April 1, 1941 in Queens.
He worked as a mechanic and was a volunteer firefighter for the Massapequa Park Fire Department.
He is survived by a sister, Caroline Conklin and her husband, Roy, of Livingston Manor; two nieces, Theresa Conklin of Goshen and Marie Santaniella of Brooklyn; his best friend Richie Maneely of Roscoe; and several aunts and uncles. He was predeceased by a brother, Joseph; and two sisters, Theresa and Lillian.
Services were private.
Arrangements are under the direction of Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home of Livingston Manor.
Nathan Klugman, 65
Ret. Training Spec.
Nathan J. Klugman of Parksville, a retired Training Specialist for the New York State Department of Labor in Albany and a longtime area resident, died Friday, March 31, 2006 at home. He was 65.
The son of the late Aaron and Elaine Lafayette Klugman, he was born March 25, 1941 in Liberty.
Mr. Klugman was a graduate of Liberty High School and Union College, and a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Vietnam Conflict from 1965-1967.
In a family statement, it was said, Nathan Jay Klugman was a private, kind, warm and gentle man. He was a loved and close part of the Klugman Family. Nate was always there for his family in times of happiness and in sorrow. We will miss his quick wit, his sharp intellect, and his warm assuring smile. He was a wealth of knowledge and a strong shoulder to lean on. We will always remember his selflessness and his ability to make us feel relaxed and loved.
He is survived by a brother, Lewis M. Klugman and his wife, Rachelle, of Parksville; a sister, Mary Klugman of New York City and Parksville; a niece, Michele Klugman Resnick of Rock Hill; a nephew, Michael Klugman and his wife, Kristin, of Florida and two grandnieces and a grandnephew, Mara and Jonathan Resnick and Olivia Klugman, who loved with all their hearts. He was predeceased by a sister, Sara Klugman.
Graveside services were held Sunday at Ahavath Israel Cemetery, Liberty with Rabbi Marvin Goldman officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Cong. Ahavath Israel Synagogue, Chestnut Street, Liberty, NY 12754.
Funeral arrangements by the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home, Monticello.
Rudolph Roth Jr.
Cab Driver, 67
Rudolph Richard Rudy Roth Jr. of North Branch, a cab driver for Kelly Cab of New York City, died Saturday, April 1, 2006 at home. He was 67 years of age.
The son of Rudolph Richard Roth Sr. and Margaret Mary McTabe, he was born January 4, 1939 in Queens.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving from 1958-1960.
He is survived by three sons, Rudolph Richard Roth III of North Branch, Thomas C. Roth of Callicoon, and David R. Roth of North Branch; two daughters, Denise Stojda of Kirkland, Quebec, Canada, and Kimberly Roth of Broward County, Fla.; two brothers, Joseph Roth of South Carolina and Vincent Roth of Virginia; nine grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call from 1-2:30 p.m. Friday, April 9 at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Callicoon.
Funeral services will follow at 2:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
Cremation was made at Twin Tiers Crematory in Endicott.
Dr. Patricia Bartholemew
Dr. Patricia Bartholemew of New York City, a retired professor from the City University of New York (CUNY) College of Technology, died Monday, March 10, 2006 at her home in Manhattan after a long illness.
She is survived by her husband, Geoffrey, a poet and manager of McSorleys in Manhattan; a daughter, Rebecca Soller of Port Washington; a son, Rafael, who is a Fulbright Scholar living in the Phillipines and Manhattan; her parents, George and Pat Procak of Phoenix, Ariz. and White Lake; four sisters, Francie Noyes of Phoenix, Ariz., Tina Tyler of Greenfield, Mass., Kate Douglas of Amherst, Mass, and Betsy Larkin of Westminster, Colo.; and several nieces and nephews.
Dr. Bartholemew was a pioneer woman chef and won many awards during her long career, including awards from Les Dames descoffier, New York, and most recently she was included on a list of distinguished CUNY alumnae.
A memorial service was held March 19 in Manhattan.
Dr. Floro Q. Cuison
Dr. Floro Q. Cuison of North Myrtle Beach, S.C., a psychiatrist formerly of Liberty, died Saturday, March 18, 2006 of medical complications. He was 63 years of age.
Dr. Cuison was the school physician of Middletown District School of N.Y., and the director of Sullivan Correctional Facility, Office of Mental Hygiene.
He is survived by his wife, Dr. Laura Miranda-Cuison; four children, Valentino and Jennifer of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Floreme and Chad Doughty of Little River, Edmund and Ingrid of Redlands, Calif., and Roderick of Conway; grandchildren, Brandon and Jessa Doughty and Arianna Cuison; two brothers, Sergio Jr. and Domingo; and a sister, Delia de Guzman.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, April 21 at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach, S.C.
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Jacob J. Houman
Former Cook, 76
Jacob Julius Houman of Monticello died Friday, March 31, 2006 at his daughters home in Hudson, Fla., under the care of Hernando Pasco Hospice. He was 76 years of age.
The son of the late Jacob Houman and Adeline Rynearson Houman, he was born February 16, 1936 in Forest City, Pa.
Mr. Houman was a 46-year resident of Monticello, where he was cook for 25 years at the Old Homestead Restaurant in Bridgeville. He was a member of the First Church of Monticello Presbyterian; a 13-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force, and a three-year veteran of the U.S. Army. He was also a past Commander of the American Legion Post 73, Monticello; a member of the Monticello Elks Lodge #1544 for 8 years; and a member of the Odd Fellows of the V.F.W. Post in Monticello.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Cellie Hendrix Houman; a daughter, Glenda McIntosh; two sons, Larry Houman and Michael Houman; two brothers, William Houman and Ronald Houman; two sisters, Elsie Guzick and Cindy Degma; 19 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Friday, April 7 at the VanInwegen-Kenny, Inc. Funeral Home, 401 Broadway in Monticello.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 8 at the First Church of Monticello Presbyterian, Jones Street, Monticello with Rev. Dr. Robert McLeod officiating.
Burial will be made with military honors in the Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery in Liberty.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hernando-Pasco Hospice, 12107 Majestic Blvd, Hudson, FL 34667.
Sally Rosenthal, 88
Sally Rosenthal, a lifelong resident of Mountaindale, died Friday, March 31, 2006 at the Sullivan County Adult Care Center in Liberty. She was 88.
The daughter of Isaac and Eva Rafelowitz Rosenthal, she was born December 10, 1917 in Mountaindale.
She is survived by a sister-in-law, Sylvia Rosenthal of Mountaindale; two nieces, Helaine Weiner and her husband, Marty, and Lynn Findling and her husband, Harvey, all of Mountaindale; and several grandnieces and nephews.
Graveside services were held Sunday at Mountaindale Synagogue Cemetery in Glen Wild with Rabbi Irving Goodman officiating.
Funeral arrangements were made by Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home, Monticello.