April 18, 2006
Memorial Service For Doris A. Russo
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 22, 2006 at the Beach Lake United Methodist Church, Beach Lake, Pa. with Rev. Dr. Gordon Weightman officiating. Mrs. Russo, a longtime resident of Lava, died Wednesday, March 22, 2006 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Burial will be made at 10 a.m. Monday, April 24 in Glen Cove Cemetery, Narrowsburg.
Arrangements are under the direction of Rasmussen Funeral Home, Narrowsburg.
Beverly G. Watson
Beverly G. Watson of Liberty, a secretary for the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Sullivan County, died Friday, April 14, 2006 at St. Josephs Hospital in Wayne, N.J. She was 62.
The daughter of the late Gaylord and Myrtle Terwilliger Bivins, she was born June 17, 1943 in Willowemoc. She was the widow of Ross Don Watson.
She was active in the 4-H of Sullivan County and loved gardening. She was also an avid traveler who enjoyed her monthly luncheons with her friends and spending time with her granddaughter.
She is survived by a son, John Watson and his wife, Stephanie, of Liberty; a brother, Gary Bivins of Willowemoc; an aunt, June Terwilliger of Liberty; a granddaughter, Jessica Watson of Liberty; her longtime companion, Edward Slaska of Wayne, N.J.; a niece, Michelle Decker of Neversink; and a nephew, Craig Bivins of Willowemoc.
Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, April 18 at the Harris Funeral Home, West Street at Buckley in Liberty.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 19 at the funeral home with Rev. Robert Pinto officiating. Burial will be made in the Liberty Cemetery.
Waste Industry, 53
Stephen Devine of Bloomingburg died Thursday, April 13, 2006 at Orange Regional Medical Center, Horton Campus, Middletown. He was 53.
The son of the late Raymond and Patricia Clark Devine, he was born May 13, 1952 in Manhattan.
Mr. Devine married Paula Cottiers on November 7, 1987 at Calvary Assembly of God Church in Chester.
He worked in the waste industry for over 18 years, most recently at Interstate Waste Services in Sloatsburg. He was a member and former Trustee of the Community Church of Bloomingburg.
A family statement read: Stephen had immeasurable strength throughout his illness. He was a loving, devoted and incredible husband and father who told his family he loved them every day. The most important thing to him was to be able to work and provide for his family, and he never let them down. He will always be with us and we will use his strength to keep us going. He was also a strong, loving and devoted brother to his siblings. He was a good friend and true gentleman.
He is survived by his loving bride, Paula, sons Joshua and Nicholas and daughter, Ashley, all at home; a brother, Edward and his wife, Donna, of N.J.; sisters, Ellen Ventura and her husband Patrick of Toms River, N.J., Dorthea Devine of Fla., and Patricia MacKenzie and her husband, Jeffrey of Ind.; nieces and nephews, Keri Anne, Lauren, Matthew, Thomas, Victoria, Samantha, Phillip, Jeremy and Jason; his mother-in-law, Irene Cottiers of Wurtsboro; sisters-in-law, Melanie Schnickler and her husband, Carl, and Michelle DeLillo and her husband, Roger, all of Walden; and many friends. He was predeceased by a son, Anthony Phillip, and his father-in-law, Phillip Cottiers.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 18 at the Community United Methodist Church, 97 North St., Bloomingburg.
Burial will be in the family plot in Bloomingburg Rural Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, Inc., Middletown.
Edith C. Abplanalp
Edith Ottillie Cox Abplanalp of Green Sea, S.C. died Saturday, April 15, 2006 at her home following an illness. She was 79.
The daughter of James and Ottillie Stoecklien Cox, she was born October 27, 1926 in Swan Lake.
Survivors include a son, Jimmy Abplanalp and his wife, Gerry, of Old Town, Fla.; two daughters, Kathy Everitt and her husband, John, of Green Sea, S.C. and Nancy Bolduc and her husband, Bobby, of Swan Lake; ten grandchildren; and fourteen great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mercy Hospice of Horry County, PO Box 50640, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579.
Arrangements are by Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris, S.C.
Kimberly A. Daniels
Medical Biller, 37
Kimberly A. Kimbo Daniels of Glen Spey, a medical biller at Catskill Dermatology, Monticello, and an 18-year resident of the area, died Wednesday, April 12, 2006 at Cancer Treatment Center of America in Philadelphia, Pa. She was 37.
She was born February 12, 1969 in Lower Bucks County, Pa.
She is survived by her loving husband, David Daniels, at home; her mother, Sherry Hoehne and a sister, Kelly Cutrone, both of Lackawaxen, Pa.; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Louis and Rosemary Daniels of Florida; also a sister-in-law, Kelly Putz of Chalfont, Pa.; nephews, Alex Cutrone, Matt Neenan, Mike Putz and Andrew Putz; and a niece, Samantha Cutrone.
Kim loved the people she associated with, especially the people she worked with at Catskill Dermatology. She enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, swimming and riding her four-wheeler. David recently purchased a golf cart for her, so she could ride down to the lake, as she was not able to walk very far due to her cancer.
Kim loved to shop and enjoyed buying gifts. Kimbo had a yellow Lab, Sonny, who she spoiled and treated as a family member.
She will be missed by all, especially her smile and laughter and caring for others.
Funeral services were held Saturday at the Gray-Parker Funeral Home in Port Jervis. Burial was made in Glen Spey Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Celebrate Life, P.O. Box 13, Thompsonville, NY 12784.
William G. Knibbs, 44
William Guy Knibbs passed away suddenly Friday, April 14, 2006 at Orange Regional Medical Center, Horton Campus, Middletown. He was 44.
The son of the late Richard and Marjorie Chapman Knibbs, Bill was born December 7, 1961 in Yonkers.
In a family statement, it was said, He has gone on to find eternal peace and joy in a place where his love for his children and grandchild will be carried to them on every ray of sunshine. Bill will be remembered for the love he had inside for his children and grandchild, whom he loved with all of his heart. He was a kind and compassionate person who had a genuine love of animals.
He is survived by three children, daughter, Shana and her fiance, Craig Zeman, of Middletown, son, William Jr., and daughter, Kathryn, both of Middletown; his precious granddaughter, Izabelle; two sisters, Gloria and her husband, Albert Prado, of Otisville, and Gale Lombardo of Bloomingburg; three brothers, Richard and Marc both of Highland Falls, and David and his wife, Laura, of New Hampton; two aunts, Roberta A. Shustak of Cornwall, and Etta LaFerriere of Ct.; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Friends may call from 9-10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 18 at the Cornelius, Dodd & Connell Funeral Home, 26 Grove Street, Middletown.
Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Josephs Church, 149 Cottage Street, Middletown.
Cremation will be made in the Cedar Hill Crematory, Middle Hope.
Albina M. Esposito
Ret. Bus. Owner, 97
Albina Esposito of Barryville and Nyack and a longtime business owner in Nyack, passed peacefully at the family home in Barryville on Saturday, April 15, 2006. She was 97.
She is survived by loving daughters, Mary-Nancy Esposito of the same address and by Jeanne Stevens and husband, Richard, of Rio; her beloved granddaughter, Jodi and her husband, Daniel Van Saders, and their two children of Claryville; and by the seven much-loved Conley great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter in Loganville, GA. As well, Mrs. Esposito leaves behind a dear sister, Isabella Pellisiero, and loving brother, Rene Zwarcyz, both of Paris, France and many loved nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Angelo; her beloved granddaughter, Jacqueline Clineman-Conley; and by cherished brothers, Maurice and Charles.
Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, April 18 at the Gray-Rasmussen Funeral Home, Route 97, Barryville.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 19 at St. Anthonys Church in Yulan with Rev. Anthony Moore officiating.
Burial will follow at St. Anthonys Cemetery in Eldred.
A Memorial Service will be held at St. Annes Church in Nyack at a date to be announced.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Legion Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 63, Eldred, NY 12732.
Ret. Resort Wrkr., 69
Renee Horowitz of South Fallsburg and Boynton Beach, Fla., passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2006 at the JFK Medical Center, West Palm Beach, Fla. following a short illness. She was 69.
The daughter of the late Nathan and Sarah Horowitz, she was born in Brooklyn February 15, 1937.
Having spent most of her life in the Catskills hotels, working at the Pines and Kutshers, she retired to a life of leisure with her devoted companion, Alvin Sherb.
She is survived by her companion, Alvin Sherb of Monticello; several nieces and nephews, Arline and Stanley Papkoff, Steven Papkoff, Lori Papkoff-Brooks, Shari Sheiner and Randy Blanton, and grandnieces and nephews, Meredith, Alysse, Mikal, Jesse, Matthew, Ian and Alex; as well as many loving friends.
Funeral services were held Sunday at the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home, Monticello. Interment was made in Temple Sholom Cemetery, Monticello.
Memorial donations may be made to the charity of ones choice.
Antique Store Owner, 87
Meyer Sparer of Hurleyville and Margate, Fla., the owner and operator of Kimmys Antiques in Hurleyville, died April 12, 2006 in Florida. He was 87.
The son of Gershon and Rachael Leah Dickman Sparer, he was born October 28, 1918 in New York City.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during WWII; a longtime member of J.W.V. Post #108 in Crown Heights; the longtime President and member of Cong. Anshe Hurleyville; supporter of many area synagogues, and supporter and fundraiser for Israel and other Jewish charities and organizations.
He is survived by two sons, Harvey and his wife, Lela, of Hurleyville and Ira and his wife, Kiyomi, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and three grandchildren, Kimberly, Naose and Izumi.
Burial was made in the Hurleyville Synagogue Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Congregation Anshe Hurleyville, Main St., Hurleyville, NY 12747; to support of the State of Israel, or to any Jewish charity.
Funeral arrangements by Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home, Inc.
Theresa H. Burke
Theresa H. Burke of Loch Sheldrake, a homemaker and 35-year area resident, died Wednesday, April 12, 2006 at Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 70.
The daughter of Thomas and Helen Gallagher, she was born September 2, 1935 in New York City.
She was the widow of Terrence R. Burke who died January 16, 2005.
She was a member of St. Peters Church in Liberty.
Survivors include five sons, Richard Burke of Liberty, James Burke of Monticello, Terry Burke of Jeffersonville, John Burke and his wife, Sandy, of Monticello and Edward Burke of Loch Sheldrake; five daughters, Renee Fitzpatrick and husband, Michael of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Linda Cherepanov of Liberty, Marie Turner and her husband, Clifford, of Loch Sheldrake, Josephine Wilcox and her husband, Robert, of Staten Island and Stacy Crandall and her husband, Kurt, of Swan Lake; a brother, John Gallagher of Staten Island; two sisters, Helen Gallagher and Anna Popper and her husband, Jerry, all of New Jersey; 25 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, April 18 at Ramsays Funeral Home, 275 S. Main St., Liberty.
Funeral services will be held at noon Tuesday at the funeral home with Rev. Ivan Csete officiating.
Cremation will be made at Cedar Hill Crematory, Middle Hope.
Memorial donations may be made to Sullivan County Adult Care Council, P.O. Box 670, Liberty, NY 12754.
Ida M. Worzel
Ret. Postmaster, 77
Ida M. Worzel of Hawley, Pa., formerly of Pond Eddy, a retired Postmaster at Pond Eddy and a lifelong area resident, died Wednesday, April 12, 2006 at the Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale, Pa. She was 77.
The daughter of the late Arthur and Louisa Kalin Turner, she was born Jan. 30, 1929 in Glen Spey.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Orange City, Fla.
She was the widow of Gordon E. Worzel.
She is survived by a son, Bruce Worzel and his wife, Wendy, of Highland Lake; three daughters, Dorothy McGuire of Middletown, Dianne Schriver and her husband, Gary, of Hawley, PA, and Judy Hallingstead and her husband, Jon, of Germansville, PA; one brother, William Turner of Fairfield, VA; four sisters, Betty Lombardo and Joyce Smith, both of Orange City, FL, Peggy Meyer of Pond Eddy, and Norma Ryerson of Odessa; 18 grandchildren; five great-grandchildr
en; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, Arthur and Gustav Turner.
Funeral services were held Saturday at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Port Jervis with Doug Lee officiating.
Burial was made in Glen Spey Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church, 975 E. Graves Ave., Orange City, FL 32763-3300.
June M. Sheldon, 78
June Marie Sheldon of South Fallsburg, a.k.a. June Marie Schaumann, died Wednesday, April 12, 2006 at Catskill Regional Medical Center. She was 78.
The daughter of Rudolph and Mary Alice Heafy Schaumann, she was born June 25, 1927 in New York City.
She is survived by a brother, Robert Schaumann of Apple Valley, MN; a sister, Adrienne Schaumann Rosato of Tucson, Ariz.; seven nieces and nephews; and a close friend for many years, Jeanne Newkirk of South Fallsburg.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 19 at Colonial Memorial Funeral Home, 396 State Route 52, Woodbourne with the Rev. Matthews officiating.