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April 11, 2006

Kristin Holly Rave
Homemaker, 29

Kristin Holly Rave of Honesdale, Pa. died Thursday, April 6, 2006 in a house fire. Her three children, Reese Jarod Michael Moore, 4, Dominick Scott Freedom Rave, 2, and Savannah Autumn Lee Rave, 1, also died in the fire. They are all survived by their father and husband Freedom P. Rave. She was 29 years of age.
Kristin was born November 9, 1976 in Honesdale. She was the daughter of Dianna Gordon Bauer and her husband, Lyman of Inverness, Fla., and the late Robert Moore. She grew up in Hankins and attended Delaware Valley Central School in Callicoon.
Also surviving Kristin are her children, Russell Lyons of Hankins and Destiny Moore of Honesdale, Pa.; four stepchildren, William, Brandon and Justina Rave of Harrisonburg, Va. and Jason Brink of Starucca, Pa.; four brothers, Robert Moore of Honesdale, Pa., Vincent Moore of Hankins, Norman Bauer of Dover, Del., and Scott Bauer of Inverness, Fla.; and two sisters, Kimberly of N.J. and Ronalee of Fla. She was preceded in death by a brother, Robert.
Reese was born June 27, 2001; Dominick was born June 22, 2003 and Savannah was born October 27, 2004 in Honesdale, Pa.
Also surviving the children are their paternal grandparents, Beryl Rave and Glenn Van Wyckhouse of Equinunk, Pa.; their half-siblings listed above; an aunt, Mindy Petriello; and several cousins. They were preceded in death by an uncle, Roger Rave.
Funeral services were held Monday, April 10 at the Hessling Funeral Home with Pastor Debra Vandermark-Dailey of the Damascus United Methodist Church officiating.
Interment will be at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Rave Memorial Fund c/o Honesdale National Bank, PO Box 305, Honesdale, PA 18431.

George Puchmajer
Ret. Engineer, 74

George J. Puchmajer of Damascus, Pa. died Sunday, April 9, 2006 at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla. He was 74.
The son of the late George and Anna Prazakova Puchmajer, he was born August 25, 1931 in the Czech Republic.
He was an engineer-architect and a member of the American Institute of Architects.
He is survived by his wife, Liba Girsova Puchmajer, at home.
Friends may call from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, April 21 at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Callicoon.
A memorial service will follow at 1 p.m. at the funeral home.
Cremation will be made at the convenience of the family.
Interment of the cremains will be made in the Czech Republic.

Gloria Sobolak
Ret. Inspector, 82

Gloria Sobolak of Milanville, Pa., a retired inspector for Katz Factory in Honesdale, Pa. and a farmer’s wife, died on Friday, April 7, 2006 at Wayne Memorial Hospital, Honesdale, Pa. She was 82.
The daughter of the late Francis and Anne Finn Vaughn, she was born August 12, 1923 in New York City. She was the widow of Phillip Sobolak.
She was a member of the Honesdale Gospel Tabernacle, Honesdale, Pa.
She is survived by two daughters, Margaret Martone of Newfoundland, Pa., and Patricia Salvatore and her husband, John of Milanville, Pa.; two sons, Kenneth Knull and his wife, Kim, of Bainbridge, and Charles Knull and his wife, Allison, of Honesdale, Pa.; a sister, Mrs. Charolette “Chuckie” Sobolak of Boyds Mills, Pa.; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by a son, Peter Knull; a brother, Vincent Vaughn; and a granddaughter, Melissa Knull.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday, April 12 at 10 a.m. at the Honesdale Gospel Tabernacle, 455 Grove St., Honesdale, Pa. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements are by Rasmussen’s Funeral Home in Narrowsburg.

Miguel J. Petrowski
Fork Lift Driver, 52

Miguel J. “Mike” Petrowski of Glen Spey, a forklift driver and a longtime resident, died Saturday, April 8, 2006 at Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis. He was 52.
The son of Mary Snizok Petrowski and the late Ivan Petrowski, he was born January 10, 1954 in Argentina. He was the widower of Wanda Ciecwierz Petrowski who died July 25, 2000.
He was a member of St. Volodymyr’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, Glen Spey.
He is survived by his mother, Mary Petrowski of Glen Spey; a step-son, Eddie Rodriguez of Virginia Beach, Va.; and a brother, Jerry Petrowski of Glen Spey.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. in St. Volodymyr’s Ukrainian Catholic Church with Rev. Mark Hirniak officiating.
Burial will be made in the Glen Spey Cemetery. Arrangements are by the Gray-Parker Funeral Home in Port Jervis.

Wayne T. Wright
Self-Employed, 67

Wayne Tyrone Wright, a formerly self-employed worker, entered into rest on Sunday, April 2, 2006 at the Orange Regional Medical Center, Horton Campus in Middletown. He was 67.
The son of the late Benjamin Wright and Jessie May Green Wright, he was born October 1, 1938 in Middletown.
He was a member of the Mamakating Conservation Club who loved fishing, hunting and crossword puzzles; and was quite a gambler.
Wayne is survived by his sweet sis, Marlene “Molly” Brasington and her husband, Wayne; a niece, Marlene and her husband, Joseph Cirone; two grandnieces, Nicole and Cassandra; and a grandnephew, Cono.
He was predeceased by two brothers, Victor and Benjamin.
Memorial services will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 11 at the VanInwegen-Kenny, Inc. Funeral Home, 111 Sullivan Street, Wurtsboro with Rev. Robert Pinto officiating.
Burial will be made at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mamakating First Aid Squad, P.O. Box 525, Wurtsboro, NY 12790.

Joseph C. Roeder
Ret. DPW Worker, 89

Joseph C. Roeder Sr., a lifelong resident of the area and retired from the Matamoras Department of Public Works, died Friday, April 6, 2006 at Castle Point Veterans Hospital in Wappingers Falls. He was 89.
The son of Charles J. Roeder and Eula Mead Roeder, he was born March 27, 1917 in Port Jervis.
He was a member of the Roosa-Fleming V.F.W. Post #161, the Port Jervis Lodge of Elks #645, and a 50-year member of the Matamoras Fire Department. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during World War II.
He is survived by two sons, Joseph Roeder Jr. and his wife, Katherine, of Matamoras, Pa., and Charles Roeder and his wife, Gudrun, of Yulan; one daughter, Joann Howell and her husband, Don, of Matamoras, Pa.; two sisters, Eula Steiger of Port Jervis, and Gladys Love of Ocala, Fla.; eight grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 11 at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, with the Rev. Glenn Scheyhing officiating.
Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery, Sparrowbush.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Matamoras Fire Department, Matamoras , PA 18336.

Gerard J. Donovan
Trans. Consultant, 92

Gerard J. Donovan of Palm Springs, Fla. passed away peacefully March 29, 2006 at the Medicana Nursing Center in Lake Worth, Fla. He was 92.
Mr. Donovan was born May 22, 1913 in New York City. He married Gail Hunter in 1973 in Burlington, Iowa. They relocated to Florida in 1974.
For most of these years, he worked as a Transportation Consultant. Throughout his career, he taught adult education classes at Boston University, participated on numerous committees, and was a Practitioner for the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC). He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Elks and Eagles Clubs and the YMCA.
He was predeceased by his eldest son, Richard Donovan, and his former wife, Louise Donovan.
He is survived by his loving wife, Gail Hunter Donovan; a daughter, Ellen Noecker, and her husband, Walter, of Liberty; a son, Alan Donovan, and his wife, Cristina, of Los Angeles, Calif.; daughter Joyce Bilancieri and her husband, James, of Bolton, Mass.; son Brian Donovan and his wife, Kimberly, of Charlestown, N.H.; stepdaughter Janice Robinson and her friend, Murray Rothstein, of West Palm Beach, Fla.; stepson Michael Hunter and his wife, Anne, of Burlington, Iowa; sister-in-law D’elphine Donovan; and many nieces and nephews.
He will also be remembered by 12 grandchildren, Edward Noecker, Richard Noecker, Suzette Waddell, Mark Bilancieri, Marissa Bilancieri, Patrick Donovan, Kathleen Donovan, Ryan Hunter, Renee Waller, Rachel Mann, Chad Robinson, Ross Robinson and two great-grandsons, Garett Noecker and Drew Robinson.
A Memorial Mass was held March 31 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Lake Worth, Fla.
Burial will be made in Fairview Cemetery, Hyde Park, Mass. at the convenience of the family.

Krystyna Jankoski
Homemaker, 82

Krystyna Jankowski, a homemaker and area resident since 1959, died April 3, 2006 at Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 82.
The daughter of Josef and Elizbieta Wandelt Kaczmarek, she was born Sept. 25, 1923 in Poznan, Poland.
She is survived by her husband of over 60 years, Casimir Jankowski, at home.
Graveside services were held Thursday at Our Lady of Czestochowa Cemetery in Doylestown, Pa.

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