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May 23, 2006

Richard M. Dunwell
Teacher, 57

Richard M. Dunwell Jr. of Kenoza Lake, an Automotive Tech teacher at the Sullivan County BOCES and a longtime area resident, died Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at the Catskill Regional Medical Center, Harris. He was 57.
The son of Jolan H. Deutsch Dunwell and the late Richard M. Dunwell Sr., he was born May 4, 1949 in Phillipsburg, NJ.
Richard taught at BOCES since 1990 and he had been an advisor for SKILLS, USA; he owned Dunwell Service and Repair (D S&R), a motor building company for Go Carts; he was a member of the Monticello Elk’s Lodge, the Wednesday Night Golf League at the Stevensville Resort, and the NRA, he was also the former Secretary and Treasurer of the Grey Fox Hunting Club. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed golfing and gardening.
Survivors include his loving wife, Debra S. Heidt-Dunwell, at home; two daughters, Breanna Yao Dunwell, at home and Amanda DiAngelo and her husband, Louis of Philadelphia, Pa.; one son, Richard M. Dunwell, III and his wife Tara of Pen Argyl, PA; his mother, Jolan H. Dunwell of Phillipsburg, NJ; his grandchildren, Jillian and Joseph DiAngelo and Christina and Matthew Dunwell; an uncle, Thomas Deutsch of Tucson, AZ; his mother-in-law, Lillian Heidt of White Sulphur Springs; his sisters-in-law, Dedra Welton and her husband David and Donna Beers and her husband Roland; several cousins, one niece and three nephews.
Funeral services were held Monday at the Harris Funeral Home in Liberty. The Revs. William Hagerty and Ignatius Vu officiated.
Burial was in the Calvary Cemetery in Youngsville.
Memorial contributions in his name may be made to the Breanna Yao Dunwell Scholarship Fund, c/o The First National Bank of Jeffersonville, Jeffersonville, NY 12748. Arrangements were made by the Harris Funeral Home.

Roshaan Makins, 28

Roshaan Makins, a resident of the Center for Discovery in Harris, died Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 28.
The son of Paulette Makins, he was born July 12, 1977 in Queens. He was a 20-year area resident.
Survivors include his loving mother, Paulette; his dear brother, James; and his extended, loving and caring family at the Center for Discovery.
A family statement said, “Roshaan was much loved by the many people who helped him with their hands and held him in their hearts. He will never be forgotten and always remembered with much fondness.”
Visitation will be today, May 23, from 1 until 2 p.m. in the Harris Funeral Home, West St. at Buckley, Liberty. Funeral services will be on May 23 at 2 p.m. in the funeral home. The Rev. Annie Green will officiate.

Agnes Bifulco Dolan
Homemaker, 83

Agnes Bifulco Dolan, a homemaker and longtime resident of the area, died Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at the Orange Regional Medical Center, Horton Campus in Middletown. She was 83.
The daughter of the late Pasquale Bifulco and Rosina LaPietra Bifulco, she was born October 27, 1922 in Flatbush, Brooklyn. She was the widow of Donald C. Dolan, who predeceased her on June 7, 1996.
She graduated from Marquette University with a journalism degree and went on to write a book entitled "Pinches and Handfuls."
Along with her late husband, they owned and operated Monticello Photo Service for more than 30 years.
She is survived by her two sons, Ralph Dolan and his wife, Susan, of Torrington, Conn., and Patrick Dolan and his fiancée, Marian Parks, of Bloomingburg; two daughters, Donna Gorton and her husband, Milan, of Augusta, Kan., and Carol Stawski and her husband, John, of Scotia; two brothers, Anthony Bifulco of Franklin Square and Dominic Bifulco of Rapid City, SD; two sisters, Janet Hopper of Jupiter, Fla. and Anna Mellina of Tamarac, Fla..; seven grandchildren, Joseph, Mary, Christopher, Rosanne, Claire, David and Renee; eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Her funeral service was held on Saturday at the VanInwegen-Kenny, Inc. Funeral Home. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in the Rock Ridge Cemetery, Monticello.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Ashley & Sierra Memorial Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 303, Monticello, NY 12701.

Irene Just
Excavation Worker, 52

Irene Just died Friday, May 19, 2006. She entered into peaceful rest at home surrounded by her loving family. She was 52.
Irene was a lifelong area resident and 20-year employee of Earl Kinney Excavating and Callicoon Coal Co.
She is survived by her dear husband of 36 years, Kenneth “George” Just; and three children, Jamie Just and wife Cynthia of Ramstein, Germany; Laurie Just and Alfred DeChalus of Cochecton; and Theresa Arzilli and husband Lucas of Callicoon. Her seven grandchildren are Jami, Alex, Gillian, Lucas, Oscar, Jonah and Lucy.
Irene, the youngest of seven children, was born June 2, 1953 in Liberty, to Frances Eggler Loughrey and the late Edward Loughrey of Jeffersonville.
She devoted her life to her family as a loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. She is survived by four sisters, Kay Danchak, Linda Loughrey, Nora Hannon and Sharon Carroll; two brothers, Edward Loughrey and the late Donald Loughrey, along with her many nieces and nephews, were always a vital part of her life.
A family statement said, “She had the unique ability to create a special bond with each person she met. Her self-sacrifice, love, strength and warmth were an inspiration to everyone who knew her. Heaven will be a more beautiful place because of her presence.”
Funeral services will be held today, May 23, at 11 a.m. in Lake Huntington Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in the East Cochecton Cemetery, Cochecton.
Irene was a four-year cancer survivor and was grateful for the outpouring of support from family, friends and the surrounding community.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made to one of the following organizations: Catskill Regional Medical Center, Oncology Medication Fund, PO Box 800, Harris, NY 12742; or Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties, Inc., 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550.
Arrangements were made by the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home, Inc.

Pauline Martorana
Volunteer, 85

Pauline Rose Martorana, daughter of Colagero and Rosaria Stella, died on May 2, 2006. She was 85.
She was born in Scottdale, Pa. on January 12, 1921. On December 17, 1943, she married Anthony B. Martorana and started their life together in Brooklyn where their three daughters were born.
Survivors include her daughters, Toni Marie Flagg, Bernadette Black and Teresa Jayanty and sons-in-law, Bruce Flagg, Craig Black, and Dr. Vikram Jayanty; her grandchildren Anthony, Dana, Kristina, Nicole, Deborah, Nicholas, Alexander, Daniella, Amelia, Bianca and Sophia; and her great-grandchildren Caity, Amalia and Makenna.
Pauline was preceded in death by her husband and granddaughter Teresa Marie.
Pauline was a member of the Tri-Valley Chapter of AARP, the Grahamsville Ladies Auxiliary Club, the West Houston Italian-American Club, the St. John Vianney Senior Ree-Ty-Rees and a card-carrying Democrat. She volunteered at Joseph's Coat, the West Houston Hospital, the Sullivan County Meals on Wheels, RSVP and Second Blessing. She was a member of St. John Vianney and St. Cecilia Catholic Churches.
A funeral ceremony was held Friday, May 5, in Houston, Texas. Arrangements were made by Earthman Funerals.

Henry R. Stanton
Ret. Horse Trainer, 79

Henry “Hank” Stanton of Rock Hill died on Thursday, May 18, 2006 at the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 79.
He was the son of the late Walter and Mae Sullivan Stanton and was born on May 23, 1926 in Pond Eddy.
Hank was a retired harness horse trainer and driver. He raced at the Monticello Raceway. He received the Monticello Harness Horseman’s Association Man of the Year Award in the year 2000.
Survivors include his wife, Marjorie Stanton; a son, Henry H. Stanton; a daughter, Sharon Stanton all of Rock Hill; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by several brothers and sisters.
Cremation will take place at Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Ramsay’s Funeral Homes Inc. in Monticello.

Patrick LaRusso Sr.
Former Verizon Wrkr., 65

Patrick W. LaRusso Sr. of Monticello, a former employee of Verizon, died Thursday, May 18, 2006 at the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 65.
The son of the late John B. LaRusso Sr. and Elizabeth Wittekind LaRusso, he was born July 7, 1940 in New York City.
An avid outdoorsman, Pop was a great husband, father and grandfather who will be dearly missed. He also served in the United States Army during the Berlin Conflict.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Cynthia Marie Nelson LaRusso, at home; three sons, Christopher LaRusso and his wife, Robin of Monticello, Patrick LaRusso and his fiancée, France Margillo of Glen Wild and Anthony LaRusso and his wife, Jennifer of White Lake; two daughters, Dawn Monforte and her husband, Anthony of Monticello and Michelle Morris and her husband, Robert of Wurtsboro; a brother, John LaRusso Jr. of Niagara Falls; eight grandchildren, Dominic, Christopher, John, Joe, Nicole, Amanda, Frank and Heather; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Paul LaRusso.
His funeral Mass was celebrated on Monday at St. Joseph's Church, Sullivan Street in Wurtsboro. Fr. Peter Madori officiated.
Burial with military honors was in the Sullivan Co. Veterans Cemetery in Liberty.
Memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Assoc., P.O. Box 628 Monticello, NY 12701.

Beatrice Dyckoff, 79

Beatrice "Bea" Dyckoff of Woodbourne entered into eternal peace on Friday evening, May 19, 2006 at O.R.M.C., Horton Campus in Middletown. She was 79.
Bea moved to Woodridge in 1994 and then moved to Woodbourne in 2002. She was an active member of the Woodridge Seniors and was an Associate Member of the Woodbourne Fire Department First Aid Squad.
She is survived by her daughter, Heidi Stack and her husband, Kevin, of Woodbourne; son, Howard Dyckoff and his companion, Angie Tam, of Oakland, Calif.; three loving grandchildren, Courtney Stack, Christopher and Kerri Ann Sheridan, all of Woodbourne; brother, David Sandler of Delray Beach, Fla.; and many, many loving nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Bernard; daughter, Geraldine Sheridan; two brothers, Paul and Ralph Sandler; sisters, Faye Kadashaw and Evelyn Palese.
Services were held on Monday, at Yablokoff Kingway Memorial Chapel, 1978 Coney Island Ave., Brooklyn.
Shiva will be observed at Heidi Stack's home through Monday, May 29.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Bea's name may be made to Woodbourne Fire Department First Aid Squad, P.O. Box 322, Woodbourne, NY 12788.

Margaret Halligan, 90

Margaret Mary "Peggy" Halligan of Eldred died May 11, 2006. She was 90.
Peggy was born in New York City on December 18, 1915 to Maurice and Catherine (Behan) Horgan. She lived in the Woodlawn section of the Bronx for many years before moving to Eldred.
Peggy was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed by all of her family.
She is survived by her loving husband, Brendan, with whom she shared 64 wonderful years of marriage. Their families were next-door neighbors and they had known each other since they were children.
She is also survived by her children, Barbara and John Cicchetti, Brendan Halligan, Jr., and Patricia Martin; granddaughters, Carolyn Cicchetti and her fiancé, Daniel McShea, Janet Cicchetti, Jeanne and Andrew Foti, Diane and Joseph Milani, Alicia Sasser, Caitlin Halligan and Samantha Martin; great-grandsons, Aidan Sasser and Jack Foti; sisters, Catherine Cooney, Johanna Barnett and her husband, Robert, and Ann Kehoe. She is further survived by her brothers-in-law, Charles Cross and William Field, and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her sisters, Mary Christine, Mary Agnes Cross and Theresa Field; and her brothers, Maurice Jr., Michael, Jeremiah and Edward.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Monday at St. Francis of Assisi Church, West Nyack, with burial to follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne.
Arrangements were made by the Michael J. Higgins Funeral Home.

Raymond Deighton
Ret. Dairy Farmer, 84

Raymond Deighton, a lifelong resident of Damascus, Pa., and a retired dairy farmer, died Saturday, May 20, 2006. He was 84.
The son of the late Floyd and Susie Markenschlager Deighton, he was born on August 10, 1921 in Hankins.
Survivors include three daughters, Lillian Lahm and her husband, George of Hortonville, Linda Whitmore of Conklin Hill, Pa., Gertrude Gager of Equinunk, Pa.; a son, Robert Deighton of Conklin Hill, Pa.; 12 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren; a sister Elsie Majka of Allentown, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Shirley Wood Deighton; a son-in-law, Vernon Whitmore; and a grandchild, Brian Deighton.
Services will be held at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home, 34 Upper Main St., Callicoon on May 23 at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Conklin Hill Cemetery, Damascus, Pa.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Damascus Township Ambulance Corps, PO Box 63, Damascus, Pa. 18415 or to the Conklin Hill Church Maintenance Fund, 158 Whitmore Road, Damascus, Pa. 18415 or to the charity of one’s choice.

Arthur Rosenberger
Landscaper, 60

Arthur Rosenberger, a lifelong resident of Callicoon and owner of Arts Lawn Care, died Friday, May 19, 2006. He was 60.
The son of the late Albert and Katherine Gross Rosenberger, he was born on July 5, 1945 in Callicoon.
Survivors include several cousins including Eugene Gross, George Rosenberger, Carolyn Bernzott, Sharon Lindquist and Betty Velastigui.
A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, May 24, at 11 a.m. in the Hortonville Cemetery. The Rev. Paul Hagadorn will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Upper Delaware Ambulance Corps, PO Box 238, Hankins, NY 12741.

Rose Marie Killian
Homemaker, 70

Rose Marie Killian of Liberty, a homemaker and lifelong area resident, died Friday, May 19, 2006 at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City, surrounded by her loving family. She was 70.
The devoted daughter of the late William and Marguerite Hartman Fenn of Woodbourne, she was born November 25, 1935 in Monticello.
Rose Marie was a communicant and very active member of St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church in Liberty. She was the Parish Council President for the last five years. She had been a Religious Education Teacher and Coordinator of the program for many years. She was also a Eucharistic Minister. Rose Marie was a member and past Secretary of the Court Mary Anthony Catholic Daughters and she enjoyed bowling in the Thursday Night Ladies League at Liberty Lanes.
She worked for many years as an Operator for New York Telephone Co. and later for Farkill Communications. She was predeceased by her husband, Paul G. Killian, Jr. on December 2, 2001.
Survivors include one son, Tim Killian and his wife, Mary, of Liberty; one daughter, Pam Katz and her husband, Steve, of Liberty; her grandchildren, who were her pride and joy, Michelle and Justin Katz and Daniel, Jarryd and John Killian, all of Liberty; a niece, Debbie Kinne of Liberty; her nephews, Mark Curley of Johnstown, David Killian of Chicago, Ill., and Chris Killian of Seattle, Wash.; her sisters-in-law, Karen Curley and her husband, Bill, of Liberty, and Beth Killian of Norfolk, Mass.; her brother-in-law, Alan Killian and his wife, Judy, of Surprise, Ariz.; and several special cousins.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 25, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the Harris Funeral Home, West Street at Buckley, Liberty. The Catholic Daughters will conduct services on Thursday evening at 7 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, May 26, at 11:45 a.m. in St. Peter's R.C. Church, 264 N. Main St., Liberty, with Monsignor Edward Straub officiating.
Burial will be in St. Peter's Cemetery, Cold Spring Rd., Liberty.
Memorial contributions in Rose Marie's name may be made to St. Peter's Church Building Fund, 264 N. Main St., Liberty, NY 12754.

Walter E. Lare,Sr.
Memorial Service

A Memorial Service for Walter E. Lare will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 4 at the Presbyterian Church of Jeffersonville.
A lifetime native of Youngsville, Mr. Lare died on May 3, 2006 at Chittenango, where his family resides.
A reception will follow in the church dining room.

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