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June 23, 2006

Joyce K. Jackson
Ret’d. Drafter, 64

Joyce Kinne Jackson, a lifelong Sullivan County resident, died at home Sunday, June 18, 2006. She was 64 years of age.
The daughter of William Chester and Hannah Wilding Kinne, she was born January 17, 1942 in Liberty.
Joyce was retired from the New York Telephone Co. in Monticello where she was a drafter in the engineering department. She was a member of the Mongaup Valley United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her husband of 44 years, Lester “Tiddles” Jackson, at home; one son, Randall Jackson and his wife Teresa of Colorado Springs, Colo.; an adopted son, Rafael Ortiz Hernandez of Hinesville, Ga.; one daughter, Andrea Jackson Catalano and her husband, Robert, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; two brothers, Roger Taylor of Kauneonga Lake and Jack Taylor of Monticello; one granddaughter, Kaitlyn Catalano; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held June 22 at the Mongaup Valley United Methodist Church with the Rev. Kenneth Rodgers officiating.
Cremation was made at Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Funeral arrangements were made by Ramsay’s Funeral Homes, Kauneonga Lake.

Stephen A. Fisher
Sull. Cty. Gov’t. Wrkr., 53

Stephen A. Fisher of Liberty died peacefully at home Sunday, June 18, 2006 after a long and brave battle with multiple myeloma. He was 53.
The son of Carlyle and Frieda Fisher, he was born June 22, 1943 in Liberty.
After graduating from Paul Smiths College and the University of Georgia, Steve dedicated his life to public service in the Peace Corps in Malaysia, working for the United States State Department in Vietnam and with the Sullivan County Government.
Steve was most proud and happy to be known as a farmer whose love for the land, hard work, dedication and passion made him one of Sullivan County’s most diversified and successful members of the agricultural community.
Steve will always be remembered by his family and friends for his dedication to learning, his willingness to share his vast knowledge and experience, lending a helping hand and his love for a good conversation on almost any subject. Steve set very high standards for himself and expected no less of others. He was predeceased by his parents, his brother Carlyle and his sister Diane.
He is survived by his partner, Joan Howard, with whom he shared his life and love for the past 30 years; his sister Louise and her husband, John Sauchuk; three nephews, Wade Sauchuk, John Sauchuk and his wife, Kathy, and Cody Fisher; two nieces, Cynthia McKenna and her husband, Tom, and Jill Petrocci; and his grandnephew and grandniece, Maggie and Kane Sauchuk.
Funeral arrangements are private.
Those wishing to honor Steve’s life may do so by making a contribution to the Oncology Department at Catskill Regional Medical Center in care of Dr. Jennifer Cadiz or the Sullivan County Cooperative Extension.

William L. Krum
Ret’d. Stonecutter, 78

William L. Krum of the Beechwoods, Callicoon, a retired stonecutter and a lifelong area resident, died Wednesday, June 21, 2006 at the Wayne Memorial Medical Center, Honesdale, Pa. He was 78.
The son of the late Leonard and Katherine Gabriel Krum, he was born July 11, 1927 in Liberty.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Korean War. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Bauernfeind Cemetery Association and a member of the NRA.
He is survived by his wife, Peggy A. Hess Krum, at home; a daughter and son-in-law, Janette M. and Jay Neiditch of Oakton, Va.; a granddaughter, Katie Neiditch; and a niece and a nephew.
Funeral services will be private.
Private burial will be made in the Bauernfeind Cemetery, Callicoon.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jeffersonville Ambulance Corps, P.O. Box 396, Jeffersonville, NY 12748.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Harris Funeral Home, Railroad Ave., Roscoe.

Florence Krasner
Homemaker, 82

Florence Krasner of Monticello, a homemaker, died Sunday, June 18, 2006 at Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, NJ. She was 82.
The daughter of the late Louis Dash and Anna Belinofsky Dash, she was born May 10, 1924 in Brooklyn.
A member of the Monticello Seniors, Florence was a resident of Monticello for 30 years, always holding fond memories of growing up in Brighton Beach.
A so much loved mother and grandmother who was warm, witty and a true sweetheart who loved her family dearly. We will miss you so very much. Robin, Bob, Keith and Raul.
She is survived by her daughter, Robin Fremon and her husband, Robert, of Loch Sheldrake; two grandchildren, Keith and Raul; and a brother, Murray Dash of Connecticut.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home, 388 Broadway in Monticello.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

James Ayuso, 46

James Ayuso, a five year resident of Liberty, died Friday, June 16, 2006 at Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 46.
James was born June 9, 1960 in NYC to the late James and Carman Negron Ayuso.
He married Wendy Lugo on December 30, 1993 in the Bronx.
He is survived by his wife, Wendy at home; two sons, James Dillin Ayuso and James Justin Ayuso, both at home; two daughters; five brothers; one sister, Evelyn Negron of Liberty; and two grandchildren.
Friends may call from noon till 2 p.m. Friday, June 23 at Ramsay’s Funeral Home, 275 S. Main St., Liberty.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Rev. Ivan Csete will officiate.
Cremation at the convenience of the family will be made at Cedar Hill Crematory in Newburgh.

Florence Sarles
Homemaker, 77

Florence Marie Sarles, a longtime area resident, went home to God on June 22, 2006. She was 77.
She was the daughter of Irving and Pearl Houck and was born September 3, 1927 in Hazel.
Florence was one of the original founders of the Livingston Manor Ladies Hoos Truck Auxiliary, past member Ladies DAV organization and a member of the Livingston Manor Methodist Church.
She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Harry A. Sarles; two sons James H. Sarles and his wife, Sarah of Kerhonkson, Thomas L. Sarles and his wife, Lynn of Ormand Beach, FL; five grandchildren, James D. Sarles, Heather M. Sarles, Amanda K. Sarles Grimm, Chris M. Sarles and Lori Lynn Sarles; and four great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 25 at the Livingston Manor Methodist Church.
Arrangements are under the direction of Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home, Livingston Manor.

Paul G. Seti
Landscaper, 20

Paul G. Seti, a landscaper of Hurleyville, died suddenly at home on Tuesday, June 20, 2006. He was 20.
He was the son of Gary Seti and Michelle Jaycox. He was born May 28, 1986 in Harris.
Paul was a loving son and brother and loved his family and they were very close. He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, hunting, landscaping and drawing. He made people laugh.
Paul is survived by his mother, Michelle Jaycox Seti of Hurleyville, and his father Gary Seti and his wife, Betsy of Hudson, FL; his brother, Douglas Seti of Hurleyville; his two sisters, Christina Seti and her fiancé, Shane Cross of Hurleyville and Michelle K. Seti of Florida; his stepbrother, Blake Radford of Florida; four nephews, his grandparents, Jim Seti and Helene Spinelli and great-grandmother, Mary Laxton all of Florida. He was predeceased by an aunt, Cindy Crain.
Visitation will be Friday, June 23 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Colonial Memorial Funeral Home, 396 State Route 52, Woodbourne.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Burial will be made in the Hurleyville Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to Christina Seti, PO Box 373, Hurleyville, NY 12747.

Herbert DeGraw
Ret’d. Equip. Oper., 85

Herbert Andrews DeGraw of Glen Spey entered into eternal rest at Orange Regional Medical Center, Horton Campus, Sunday, June 18, 2006. He was 85.
Born in Goshen February 17, 1921, Herb was a retired heavy equipment operator with the County of Orange from 1955. A member of the Free and Accepted Masons, Goshen Lodge No. 365, raised May 1, 1961, he was also a member of Otterkill Engine Co. Fire Dept., Campbell Hall.
Herb was predeceased by his loving wife, Norma Lillian DeGraw, his parents, Chauncey DeGraw and Etta DeGraw Tremper and his brother, Alan Tremper.
Herb will be sadly missed by devoted friends, Lewis and Allison Powell of Glen Spey, Minnie Ellmauer of Scotchtown, Rich and Ellen Miller of Goshen and many, many friends at Mohican Lake and surrounding community. Herb was a lovable old codger who had a heart of gold. Always willing to lend a hand when needed, he was loved by everyone who knew him. Herb and Norma’s departure leaves a huge hole that is not easily filled.
A celebration of Herb’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 23 at the Lippincott Funeral Chapel, 107 Murray Avenue, Goshen. Pastor Nancy Vonderhorst of Pond Eddy United Methodist Church will officiate.
Burial will be in the Scotchtown Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Pond Eddy United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 145, Pond Eddy, NY 12770.

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