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June 6, 2006

Frederick Vobis Jr.
Retired Engineer, 82

Frederick Charles Vobis Jr. of Matamoras, PA, a resident of the area since 1974, died Friday, June 2, 2006 at his home with his family at his side. He was 82.
He was born September 17, 1923 in Brooklyn, the son of the late Frederick C. and the late Lorine Adele Powers Vobis Sr.
He was a member of St. Joseph’s R.C. Church and the church choir; Knights of Columbus, Council No. 471; Bell Telephone Company’s pioneers and NRA. An Army Air Force veteran of WWII, he was a Life Member of Mountain Laurel VFW Post No. 8612, Milford, PA, Life Member of the Disabled American Veterans, Wayne Co. Memorial Post No. 114 and the Flying Tigers of the 14th Air Force Assoc.
Fred attended Brooklyn Tech and Pratt Institute. He was the Project Manager of telecommunications for Cook Electric Company, Larson AFB, Moses Lake, Wash. and Vandenburgh AFB, Lompoc, Calif., Eastern manager of Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach, Fla. and retired after 30 years as an Engineer for New York Telephone Company. Upon retirement, he returned to the Telephone Company for three years as a consultant.
Survivors include his wife, Gertrude, “Chris” Goldschmidt Vobis, who he married August 30, 1947; two sons, Frederick Vobis and his wife, Melinda of Phillipsport, and Howard Vobis of Matamoras, Pa.; two daughters, Sharon Klemm of Wapwallapin, Pa. and Christina Trappe of Matamoras, Pa.; a brother, William Vobis of Massapequa Park; a sister, Maureen Parkhurst of Lake George; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a son, Frederick Charles Vobis III.
Funeral services will be held at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday, June 6 with prayers at the Gray-Parker Funeral Home, 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph’s R.C. Church, 307 Avenue F., Matamoras, Pa. with Rev. August Ricciardi officiating.
Burial will be made in Long Island National Cemetery in Farmingdale.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Karen Ann Quinlan Center of Hope Hospice, 99 Sparta Ave., Newton, NJ 07860.

Lillian Misner
Ret. Minister of Music, 93

Lillian Lawrence Misner of Wawarsing, and a life long resident of the area, died June 3, 2006 in the Roscoe Community Nursing Home. She was 93.
The daughter of Fred and Ora Bush Lawrence, she was born March 27, 1913 in Hurleyville.
She was the widow of M. Milford Misner who died September 7, 1991.
An accomplished musician, she studied piano at the Crane School of Music at Potsdam College.
She was the Minister of Music for many years at the Ellenville Reformed Church where she directed several youth and adult choirs. Following her retirement she played the organ at many local churches. Her love of music continued throughout her life. She was a member of the Ellenville Reformed Church and a life member of the Shawangunk Garden Club.
Survivors include two daughters, Valerie Freer of Ellenville, Diane Bunting and her husband, Richard of Bainbridge; two sons, Fredric Misner of Stone Ridge, Robert L. Misner and his wife, Donna of Las Vegas, Nev.; ten grandchildren, Daniel L. Johnson, Amy Johnson, Meredith VanEtten, Emily Arter, Robert Misner, Nancy Haines, Jennifer Misner, Dorian Bunting-Cliffe, Stephanie Glaser and Lisa Bunting; sixteen great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild, Noah Lawrence Johnson.
She was predeceased by a daughter, Judith Johnson.
Friends may call Tuesday, June 6 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the Loucks Funeral Home, Inc., 79 N. Main Street, Ellenville.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 7 at the Ellenville Reformed Church, 188 Canal Street, Ellenville. The Rev. Jay Vogelaar will officiate.
Burial will be made in the Woodbourne Reformed Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Ellenville Reformed Church, 188 Canal Street, Ellenville, NY 12428.

Ada Townsend
Ret. Schoolteacher, 96

Born February 23, 1910, Ada Townsend of Jeffersonville died peacefully at Sullivan County Adult Care Center on Friday, June 2, 2006. She was 96.
She was a cherished mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, whose love and warmth will be forever missed.
A former schoolteacher, she taught in a one-room schoolhouse in Birch Ridge, Jeffersonville. She was one of fifteen children of the Foster family. She had nine brothers and six sisters, all deceased but one brother, Raymond, of Connecticut.
She was the widow of Theodore Townsend. She was predeceased by a daughter, Virginia Cook, wife of Walter Cook of Florida.
Ada enjoyed being a member of the Jeffersonville Senior Citizen Club.
Her daughter, Dorothy and husband, Arthur Hassis, survive her; also her loving grandchildren, Kathleen and her husband, Dan Welton, of Jeffersonville, Debra and her husband, Terry George, of Pittsburgh, Pa., Donna Schuelie of Clearwater, Fla., Teddi and her husband, Steve Book, of Lancaster, Pa. and Cindi and her husband, Mike Letsch, of Florida; as well as her beloved great-grandchildren, Amber and Kara Welton, Tyler and Trevor George, Shaye Schuelie, Kevin Book, Stephanie Greenleaf, Mike and Gregory Letsch.
Funeral services were held Monday at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville. The Rev. Robert Hoag officiated.
Burial was made in Evergreen Cemetery, Bethel.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties, Inc., 800 Stonybrook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550.
Arrangements by Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home, Inc.

Robert Stubbs
Hotel Worker, 54

Robert “Budd Mann” Stubbs, a resident of Monticello, lost his battle with cancer on Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at the Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla. He was 54.
The son of Vera M. Stubbs and the late James H. Stubbs, he was born on Dec. 28, 1951 in Montgomery, Ala.
Robert was a loyal employee of the Raleigh Hotel in South Fallsburg until its recent closing.
A family statement reads, “Don’t grieve for now I am free, I’m following the path God laid for me, I took his hand when I heard him call, I turned my back and left it all, I could not stay another day, To laugh, to love, to work or play, Tasks left undone must stay that way, I’ve found that peace at the close of the day.”
He leaves to cherish his memories his loving mother, Vera M. Stubbs at home; a daughter, Verlie Gibson and her husband, Derrick of Ft. Dix, NJ; a son, Derrick Gibbs of Monticello; three sisters, Ora Pope and her husband, Jimmy of Columbus, Ohio, Anna Walker and her husband, Tommy of Monticello and Corrine McFarland and her husband, Neil also of Monticello; five brothers, James Stubbs and wife, Elle of Jamaica, Jesse Stubbs and wife, Christine of San Francisco, Curtis Stubbs, Richard Stubbs and Jose Stubbs all of Monticello; three grandchildren, R’tajah, Rebekka and Timothy of Ft. Dix, NJ; a very special aunt, Flossie Ware of Monticello; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He was predeceased by a brother, John L. Stubbs and a special uncle, David Ware.
Funeral services were held Monday, June 5 at the Friendship Baptist Church in Ferndale. The Rev. Willie Smith officiated.
Burial followed the services at Rock Ridge Cemetery in Monticello.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Ramsay’s Funeral Homes, Inc. in Monticello.

Henry McCord
Ret. NYS Water Wrkr., 83

Henry McCord, of Beach Lake, Pa. passed away Friday, June 2, 2006 at Wayne Memorial Hospital. He was 83.
The son of Chester and Loretta Keesler McCord, he was born May 20, 1923 in Peekskill.
He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in several battles in Belgium, France and Germany during WWII. He was in the Battle of Normandy. He worked for New York City Water Resources at Kensico for 25 years before retiring.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Frances LaBelle McCord of Beach Lake, Pa.; a daughter, Ruth Simpson of Long Branch, NJ; two sons, Ronald McCord of LaGrangeville and Chester E. McCord of Mohegan Lake; nine grandchildren; five great grandchildren; a brother, Chester McCord of Houlton, Maine; a sister, Marie Bochan of Shrub Oak; several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a son-in-law, Dean Simpson, Sr.
Graveside services were held Monday, June 5 at Fairview Memorial Park in Elmhurst, Pa.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Damascus Volunteer Ambulance Corps, PO Box 63, Damascus, PA 18415.
Funeral arrangements were by Rasmussen Funeral Home in Narrowsburg.

Bernard J. Quick
Retired Engineer, 80

Bernard J. Quick of Port Jervis, a retired boiler engineer with Nepera Chemical Co., Harriman and a resident of Port Jervis and Sparrowbush for most of his life, died Monday, June 5, 2006 at Bon Secours Community Hospital. He was 80.
The son of the late Earl S. and Mary G. Tunney Quick, he was born July 19, 1925 in Port Jervis.
A U.S. Navy veteran of WWII and the Korean Conflict, he was a member of the Tri-States Naval Ship, VFW Post No. 7241, Port Jervis; American Legion of Ellenville; Elk´s Lodge No. 1971 of Napanoch and the Ellenville Lions Club and Booster Club.
He is survived by his former wife, Marie A. Quick of Westtown; two sons, Christopher Quick and his wife, Nancy of Bloomingburg and Bernard E. Quick; three daughters, Deborah Wenig and her husband, Joseph of Dayton, Ohio, Donna Klein of Westtown and Denise Collette and her husband Peter of Caldwell, NJ; and seven grandchildren.
He was predeceased by two brothers, Earl J. and Francis X. Quick.
Friends may call from 2 - 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 7 at the Gray-Parker Funeral Home, 100 East Main Street, Port Jervis.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 7 at the Gray-Parker Funeral Home, 100 East Main Street, Port Jervis.

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